0304 The Story of Your Life

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March 4th, 2023

The Story of Your Life: new ways to see, understand, and accept your life.

[names edited to protect privacy]

TROY: Before I bring in Michael to lead this, I will share some basic information.

ALL workshops are my ideas or those suggested by the community. They may or may not be original to Michael or core Michael Teachings. I have a lot of conversations with Michael on my own and these can lead me into collaborations with Michael that are unique to my work with Michael and my personal strengths.

This workshop was born out of the idea that has always come back into my focus about our lives being on record in the Akashic Records and this is like a Library of Lives. I asked Michael is there was any value to seeing our lives as stories, and they said very much so. But not stories that we are living out, we are stories that we are creating, writing. 

So, I asked Michael if they could create a workshop around any meaningful ideas from their point of view about living and creating and understanding our lives as stories.


For these workshops, you should be prepared to write somewhere so you can respond to their prompts. Do this in a separate writing app, a blog entry, or on paper, wherever is convenient. 

You are not obligated to share your responses, but when Michael prompts for responses, please share if you will.

Michael may or may not comment on various responses.

Please hold your questions until they open the floor for questions OR if you need clarification when they prompt you for responses.

Remember that these are workshops so the work must be done by you. Please do not expect Michael to do that work for you by giving you answers or responses on your behalf. They may help you with responses, but please do your best on your own or with help from each other.

TROY ASKS: any questions or comments or hip hip hoorays before we begin?

SF:  hip hip horoay!

K: How long is this workshop?

TROY: I don't know, but we have allotted 3 hours. I expect them to be about 2 hours max

K: Thanks, Troy!

M1: Are these stories related to our Karmic Stories/Sequences... or is "everything" related?

TROY: No, this is entirely about you and your creative perspective.

I don't know what is ahead but a general outline, but I am very excited to see what comes from this because I LOVE STORIES and every one of you has an amazing story that you are writing and telling.

U1: hip hip hooray!

TROY: Have a great workshop!! Here we go!



Hello to each of you. We are here, now. We will begin.

Seeing one's life through the lens of storytelling can be quite empowering. This is the equivalent of saying that seeing one's life through the lens of Mastery can be quite empowering, or Creation, or Service, etc. This is because the 7 Essence Roles are 7 primary ways to exist and each of these are valuable to everyone, regardless of Role. You do not have to be a Sage to gain value from the lens of understanding life as a Story. You do not have to be a Server to see through the valuable lens of Service, etc.

This is why we agreed to this Workshop because the core of existence for every Role is a valuable lens through which to see your life and understand its unfolding in time and space. We may work with Troy to add workshops for each of these.

We will begin this series of workshops with the lens of Storytelling because a Sage is writing this particular part of the story.

In this workshop we will be asking you for creative responses to our questions to help you participate in the writing of your story of this life. 

We will also share with you quite meaningful perspectives that one can apply that are key to the literary world and can give you options for how to see your way through difficult chapters of your life.

Before we begin your exploration of the Story of your Life, we will cover these three primary ways of seeing yourself in the story of your life.

In the literary world, there are three points of view that can be used for telling a story:


As we describe these, you may find yourself existing primarily through one of these perspectives.

While all three perspectives are accessible, each of you will tend toward one perspective and sometimes shift to another, but rarely are all three used.

Understanding the three perspectives can help you to identify your basic perception and then you may be more capable of consciously choosing from all three as needed, rather than being locked into one and never understanding your life from any other perspective.

All three perspectives will likely be familiar to some degree for some parts of your story, but one will be primary.


If you are writing your story from a First Person Point of View, you are telling your own story through your own words and perspective from inside the story. You may like to talk about your experiences, share your experiences, record your experiences, examine your life.

Writing your story from the First Person Point of View means you examine your thoughts, feelings, and experiences as the one who defines these.

You decide what they mean, how they matter, what to do with them, etc.

However, a pitfall of the First Person Point of View is the assumption that your own story is all that exists. All other stories are a distraction, or prompts to tell your own story. You decide what is true for you, but may reject any input that might help you tell a different story. In the First Person Point of View, one can get quite invested in what has been deemed as the truth or meaning and never know anything beyond that.

First Person Points of View can often be revealed in conversations where one MUST tell their own story as their way to relate to someone else's story.

This point of view looks for high compatibility of stories as a basis for connections and relationships. If they are lost in their own point of view, they may never share themselves beyond the stories they tell others. If they are not lost in their own point of view, they allow room for new insights and meaning in their experiences by learning from the stories of others.


Second Person Point of View sees their story through the eyes of everyone else, the readers. They do not separate themselves from the reader. They include the reader. They assume great responsibility for others to help shape their story and to take responsibility for its meaning.

The Second Person Point of View can be quite beautiful if the person is not lost in this perspective as it creates a co-creative story that is constantly assessing the meaning of all experiences through the eyes of others. 

However, this Point of View is the easiest for those who are most wounded to fall into and lose themselves.

This is the Point of View that often reveals itself through subtle or obvious ways to bring you into responsibility for doing the bulk of the work to bring understanding and perspective to this person. They will often reveal patterns that seem to be locked into repetitive returns to the same starting point unless someone can carry them through their story to bring new perspectives.

When lost in this perspective there can be great difficulty resolving the differences between their own perspective and those of others. They will either insist on others seeing from their perspective or find themselves completely defined by the perspectives of others. 

They will often insist on the narrative they have always been told is true and have very challenging struggles trying to see any new input or alternatives to what they have been told.

When not lost in this perspective, it can be quite dynamic and exciting to include others in the shaping of meaning and perspectives, always inviting perspectives and insights but always including themselves as a co-narrator.


Those with a Third Person Point of View see their lives from outside of all of it, as an observer who is fascinated by the story, a reader of their own story. They seek a broad perspective that goes beyond any one point of view and always looking for patterns and paths.

When one is lost in this perspective, it can mean a disconnect from the heart of the life and a "skimming" of the story based only on what is most demanding. This can leave the Third Person Point of View as exhausting, dismissive, and uninterested in where the story is going. They might seek to be as removed from the life as possible, leaving them with only chapters of pain or pleasure and everything in between is pointless.

When one is not lost in this perspective, it is access to the height of maturity and wisdom that can be available to one during a lifetime. It is a perspective that sees the beauty and pain as part of the story and never as singularly defining the life.


When in the First Person Point of View one may find themselves asking: how do I feel about this? What are my thoughts and beliefs about this? What do I want from this experience for myself and for my future?

When in the Second Person Point of View, one may find themselves asking: What would someone else see or think or feel if they saw me right now? What do others think of my actions and behaviors? How are others talking about me? What would they do if they were me?

When in the Third Person Point of View, one may find themselves asking: What a great story this will make after I experience it. What kind of movie is my life? What are these patterns revealing about my choices and actions? What will the consequences be of these actions on others and myself?

FEEDBACK RESPONSE: We ask each of you to assess yourself and reply with 1, 2, or 3 to indicate where you feel you may find your most common perspective of your life? Respond now, if you will.

M2: 3

K3: 1

K1: 1 for sure

J1: 3

C3: 1 & 3

J2: 1

K2: 1

U1: 1, with flashes of 2 and periods of 3

M4: 1 and 2 but wanting to focus on 1

K3: but also 3

T1: 3

J2: 1 as primary and 2 as secondary

M1: A mix but mostly 3 as primary. 

C2: 1 and 2

K2: Definitely all of those but 1 rings the loudest bells.

B1: 1 and 3, I think, but I see flashes of 2 too

M3: 1 the most, followed by 2, then 3

C2: sometimes 3

C1: 1

M2: After 3 (a LOT), there's some 1; almost never 2 (but I recognize it -- in others emoticon_wink  )

( I take that back about "never" #2 above btw -- seeing it as co-creation now, of course that's what parenting is lol!)



When you seek to understand your life from a different perspective than is usual for you, keep these points of view in mind and invite yourself to shift among them as a means to accommodate various chapters of your life.

To access the First Person, one must simply BE PRESENT to the experiences and LIVE them. You need not figure things out or understand completely or make sense of the experiences. Sometimes one must be immersed in life to truly gain perspective.

To access the Second Person, one must simply INCLUDE OTHERS as part of existence. It is okay to ask for help, to invite perspectives, to ask for insight and to be open to trying new things and new paths.

To access the Third Person, one must simply OBSERVE, step back, make no assumptions, and allow time and space to reveal patterns that can be altered or nurtured.

As you have identified your primary perspective, remind yourselves not to be lost in them. 


We wish to point out that while you are the creator and writer of your story, it is important to know that you cannot write or create your story of your life without the stories of others.

Some of our students must work harder to shape their story around the barrage of stories that impose upon their own experiences.

When we speak about writing the story of your life, we are talking about both the influences that shape your story AND your contributions to that story.

The more you can contribute to your story, the more the story becomes meaningful, regardless of how much influences are imposed upon it.

There are many harrowing stories of abuse, pain and suffering in the world and in many of these cases the person at the core of that story will tell you the story of what helped them, who matters to them, what matters to them, and why they fought to survive, etc.

We point this out because however intense or subtle the influences are on your story, you still get to tell the story you wish to tell.

And this leads us into the next part of the workshop.


This is a practice in seeing your life from the Third Person Point of View as you see your life as not only full of chapters, but as full of books.

If pages are days, and experiences are Chapters, then Books are stages of your maturity and evolution.

When you think of Books as collections of experiences that led you to grow or change or accept or expand, etc., what would you like to call that Library of your Life. It can be as creative or as practical a name as you wish. We will be offering Troy's responses as examples. In this case, Troy says his response would be to call his Library of Life: "THE LIBRARY OF REMEMBERING" as he feels that each of his "books of life" have been a story of remembering, making connections, and unlocking the patterns of vitality that are most important to life.

FEEDBACK RESPONSE: What would you call your LIBRARY OF LIFE and why?

M1: Interesting, “THE LIBRARY OF LOVE, REMEMBERED” is the title I got. 

M2: Genre: EPIC (Adventure?  Or Encyclopedia?  Why not both??) Title: TBD

J1: The Many Me’s

K1: The Little Goblin That Could (affectionate)

K2: The first three words that came to mind were HAPPINESS, FAMILY and CREATIVITY. Sounds a bit lame, but these I "got". I think they represent things I tend to focus on. And they are things that give me the most.

C1: Finding Home

K3: To start, THE LIBRARY OF ADVENTURE, though I might workshop that a bit

U1: I think mine would be called The Library of an Evolving HU1n

B1: THE LIBRARY OF CONNECTION (connecting to myself, to others, to life)

T1: Library of Loving


M4: First thing I got was LIBRARY OF COURAGE.

C3: The Library of C3.  I know it sounds odd I would pick my name but I have spent and continue to spend my story learning and growing C3.

T1: Oh, I can relate to "library of courage," M4

M3: THE LIBRARY OF ADAPTABILITY - though I have a hunch I may change this

M2: I'd rip the title off from this 13th century mystic maybe just to sell it:  "Bezels of Wisdom" lol.  I like the idea that each was a "facet"/bezel of a jewel, that kind of thing.  But genre's more significant than title for me

C2: Stories of Foxes because the fox is an interesting figure in mythology. A fox can be considered both a good spirit and an evil spirit but really, the fox is just using all their available tricks to be able to survive despite all that. I feel like I've had to do the same despite how people see me in the world.



What you have determined as the name for your library is how you most lovingly see your personal journey. It is likely that none of you sought to name your library with disparaging terms. This is because from the Third Person Point of View, you are Love.

This helps you to see how you Love this life, even with all of its painful or pleasurable books and chapters.

However creative or practically you named your library, it was sourced from a part of you who loves this life, loves you.

NAMING THE BOOK OF LIFE you are currently writing

For this practice, we invite you to consider the Book you are writing at the moment, only in terms of a title. 

Think of "Book" as a collection of experiences you see in your life that are leading you or that you are leading toward some fulfillment, turning point, some state or place or feeling or understanding.

You need not assess all of the details of the book.

Only consider a title that you would consider naming your current patterns.

U1: U1 Thriving in Old Age


MEntity: Wait. We did not invite responses yet.


J1: How to be the Cool Grammy who also has a life

I take it back then!

T1: The Book of Trust

J2: My library: The Seeds of Truth and Resonance (with my other selves, and others in life and the world).

MEntity Says: we suggest waiting for our invitation to respond so that you have all of our information to consider


This would be a title that describes your current life as a Book that might attract others who may need or want to read it. It can be a how to or a simple title or a clever title, but your title would be a working title based on what will one day be published and added to your library.

Troy's example response is: HOW NOT TO LOSE YOURSELF TO YOU

FEEDBACK RESPONSE: what would be the title of your current book leading to publication in your library?

C3: A Guide To Owning Your Worth

K3: Rejoice: A Guide to Renewing, Restoring, and Returning to Joyful Life


U1: U1 Thriving in Old Age

M2: FLOURISH (more as a final gesture than as thriving maybe, but reader, you decide!)

C1: The Path

K2: Navigating and Balancing between Family and Your Own Creative Endeavours

T1: The Tao of Wu Wei


B1: How to Create a New Life for Yourself and Enjoy the Ride

K1: A Little Closer to Myself

M1: TIL DEATH DO US PART. Also, I’ve had a “working title” for my life, kind of applies to this book, now, “HOW TO SAY GOODBYE BETTER THAN YOU SAY HELLO”


J2: Sharing in moments of beauty as a means towards remembering ourselves and the truth of life

M3: From Navigating your life to Creating your life in your 30s



What you have determined as the name for your current Book of Life is from a Second Person Point of View and is the way you see and think others might see the Truth of your life at the moment.

The title you chose is a playful form of honesty about where you are in terms of how you see yourself and how you think others might see you.

This title speaks to how you currently may seek for others to see or experience your efforts to grow.


In this practice, we invite you to determine what is next in your story, what story beat is next, what you see as the point, the goal, the message, or what obstacles are at play. 

This will be at least a sentence of description.

Troy's example would be: Troy is realizing that while optimism and idealism were effortless in the past, they are not lost to the reality of challenges and horrors of life. He is learning that they are not lost, but they do take more effort.

FEEDBACK REQUEST: how would you describe your next plot point, story beat, goal, obstacle, etc?

Imagine that you are anticipating the next few pages of your story, if that is helpful.

M2: "Jump the Shark"

C1: Christian is learning how to integrate the path that he has walked with the path he wishes to travel. he is learning that past him, current him, and future him help to create a home.

M2: Ohhh  next few pages?? "Doing Time"

MEntity: Yes, not the entire book or chapter, but the next bit of the story.

U1: Finding Delights of the Day. Waking Up In a Good Place. Figuring Shit Out.

M4: returning to my body, the earth as a way to integrate the spiritual, mystical, metaphysical.

K1: Learning how to move forward with everything new I have learned about myself

C2: Asking how and can a life be changed around completely despite all the current obstacles.

K2: K2 is recreating and redefining herself while trying to make sure she's not hurting others, especially not the ones she loves the most. She wants to be a constant in their life cheering and supporting them in every possible way.

M1: M1 is learning that not only is love the answer to any question she has, she is learning that surrendering with trust is the path to get there. 

B1: B1 is learning that she is alive and well, and capable of creating new things, circumstances, connections, possibilities. It is okay if things gets confusing or messy sometimes. Exploration is not a straightforward line. Hold onto your pants, we are coming!

J2: Experiencing more of the Earth and all her diverse life through adventure and sharing those experiences with others in a way that is meaningful and that replicates the original experience as close as possible.

T12: Learning how to Love the Type As

J1: My current path aims to travel more, gain bucket list experiences, but … still be accessible to grandkids so that they know about opinions and lifestyles that are different than what their other grandparents (who are devotedly Catholic) impose on them.

K3: Using all that she has learned in the past, K3 is balancing out the stories of her life by creating from a place of Joy. Honoring what has been, renewing and restoring what's worth keeping, she is returning to actively writing the story of her life

M2: Doing Time: like, serving time as in incarceration; or, "it's Time to Do [these things!]"; or, It's about time to do something about TIME (past/pres/future); or, ...etc.

M3: M3 is realizing while she is good at navigating her career and life in general. She hasn’t been prioritizing her health, wellness, relationships, and creativity. Instead of just navigating the predetermined and easier path, M3 has the opportunity to actually create the life she wants.

MEntity: We think there is only one response remaining. 

C3: Allowing Love In All Forms - Accepting each love is unique, it might not be what is expected but that is ok. Sorry that was difficult to put into words



What you have described here is from the First Person Point of View. This is the immersed perspective that describes what you think is coming or what is actively unfolding. This is the pattern you see because this perspective helps you to see the Beauty/Energy of your story.



For this practice, use your intuition, imagination, practical assessment, or whatever works for you to describe the NUMBERED chapter you are writing in your current book of life.

Is this a chapter toward the end? The beginning, the middle?

Is this a chapter number amid many chapters that make up this book or amid only a few chapters?

TROY's example response is: 7th Chapter of a 10-chapter book. He feels as if he is over the hump of the obstacles of the story, but these chapters ahead are about applying all that was realized and learned.

FEEDBACK RESPONSE: What chapter are you in and how many chapters do you feel are a part of this story? Feel free to elaborate.

M2: Well it's got to have 7 chapters, um right?  Chapter 2: Scene set, now for plot development.

U1: 81 and Counting. Whoda Thunk? It Just Keeps Getting Better. So Far, So Good.

J1: Oh, well, I think I’m about on chapter 3 of the current book. I expect this to be still near the beginning, but you never know … I might opt for an exit point and leave the book with a cliff hanger ending, to be continued in my next life. 

M4: 2nd chapter of what feels like many small chapters

M2: (Oh wait, the whole life is already a multi-volume work, right? )

K1: I feel like I'm in the second chapter, but I can't figure out how many chapters there are.

C1: I typed this earlier in the side chat.  I am in the 3rd of a four chapter book.  The chapters are Finding the Path, Walking the Path, Integrating the Path, and Mapping the Path.

C2: I'm on chapter 2 of my Japan saga. Chapter 1 was rediscovering the Japanese language and Japanese past lives, and chapter 2 is preparing to visit Japan. There's a lot I need to do before I leave. Chapter 3 would be Tokyo Story. Not really sure what happens after that. I'd like to move there, but that seems like a long way off.

K2: I might be thinking about monads here, but I can see myself starting the 5th chapter of a book consisting of 7 chapters.

MEntity: That is correct, M2.

T12: My intuition said "3" when asked for a number and this feels more like the "falling action" after the climax.

C3: Chapter 37 of 45 - I am applying what I have learned like Troy mentioned but it is also about sharing myself more as an alternative option.

K3: Chapter 1, Paragraph 1. I've been outlining behind the scenes, but I've just started putting pen to paper for this book. When I first came up with the title, I thought it would be more of a pamphlet than a book, but I don't know yet. It's starting as a book, but might move into a pamphlet or maybe even a series of books. Adventure awaits!

K2: Ohh I might be confusing the library and the book.. So in my current book I think I'm only in the beginning. Maybe even 1st chapter. I hope there'll be many more!

B1: I think I am on chapter 3 in the current 7-chapter book. This is where sh.t gets real.

M1: 99 bottles of beer came up as something funny. I guess I’m kind of drunk on life or transcendent and can lose my way, at times, trying to get home… or trying to orient myself to all my books within. Where the fuck am I? Surrender comes to mind… again. 

J2: I feel like I am in the middle of a story that will continue on as a theme in at least one other lifetime. I look forward to more chapters being written.

U1: This is my Last Chapter and I'm tasting every drop of enjoyment and pleasure that I can find in every moment. And also experiencing a kind of solidity and foundation to my life that reinforces my belief that no matter what happens, I'll be okay. It's as if an inner tremor has stopped and I feel like I'm on firm footing. And in the midst of a crisis-laden time in history, I feel calm and secure. I especially love the moments when gratitude and appreciation well up spontaneously from within and melt any tension in me. When I flip through the pages of my previous many Chapters, I'm amazed that I have arrived at this point, because I really did not plan any of it, nor could I have even conceived that I could create the life I have. How did that happen? I still don't really know. Yes, I made choices along the way that led to here, but I never made a plan to get here, and it blows me away when I realize that 81 years have gone by like a snap.

M1: This also came up as how I see where I am: Everything Everywhere All at Once


If there are no more responses: CONTINUING

MEntity says: continue with any response missed as we lead into closing the workshop.


We know that the creativity in this workshop is not a practice that can be practical or useful in pressing situations, but the point of this workshop was to help bring you into a multifaceted perspective of you life as you are creating it, living it, loving it, and leaving it for others to "read" when you have long gone. 

Your Library of this life is a contribution of Love, Truth, and Beauty to the universe. It is not a contribution to only yourself, your loved ones, your entity, your cadre, etc. It is, literally, a contribution to the vastness of the universe and your story will never be lost.

When you feel lost in your perspective, know that there are other ways to see.

What you have done today in this workshop is help yourself to see that there is meaning, value, depth, and importance to your story. You helped yourself to see your part in the creation of this story and reminded yourself to be more involved in the writing.

And finally, you are a collection of stories, not one story.

OPEN FLOOR: If you have questions, comments, feedback to share, we can open the floor now for about 10 minutes. There is no need for a queue. We will respond to what we can. OPEN FLOOR

M4: I'm feeling happy and hopeful. thank you for this reminder

K1: Does one's preferred point of view relate to any Overleaf?

M2: How can Warrior/s benefit most from this "sage"-y perspective/insight?

U1: Thank you for this workshop and expansion of perspectives.

C2: Should we be thinking about this chapter, book, library creation in terms of monads?

M2: Feedback:  this was great, thanks!  (As said in chat elsewhere):  Looking forward to the one on kings/mastery, as M mentioned above.

K2: Can the mentioned perspectives also reveal which one feels most natural or comfortable for someone who is writing fiction?


K1 - not that we know of, but we would expect that Expressive can fall into First Person, Inspiration into Third Person and Action into Second Person. This is not a validated correlation, but one that could be explored through discussion and sharing over time among fellow fragments to see if there is a correlation.

M2 - Warriors can benefit from the lens of Storytelling by seeing the patterns of stories as CONSEQUENCES rather than as entertainment or even as particularly meaningful stories. For Warriors, it may be about the story of consequences that may be most riveting.

M2: Nice, thank you!

C1: I mentioned this in the side chat.  I feel that my chapter names and such while can corelate to life stages roughly, are in reality more fluid that that.  That as a child I was finding my path but at the same time mapping where I had been and no more focused on integrating so much that has happened but also finding new paths and walking with what I have learned.  I am not sure there is a question there but if you have a comment it is always appreciated.

MEntity: C2 – there may be correlations that one can draw individually, but there is no correlation as it is a creative practice in perspective, not a standardized pattern of correlations.

C2: Ah, Thanks for that answer.

MEntity: K2 – Understanding these perspectives in a literary context is quite meaningful when considering how one wishes the reader to experience the story. We would suggest resources from the world of literature for insights into which is most effective for what one wishes the reader to experience. We think the comfort level of the storyteller is dependent upon how close one wishes the reader to be involved in the story.

M4: how do others “read” our story?

K2: Thank you MEntity!! Very interesting.

MEntity: C1 – yes, the titles and book and library names are quite relevant to how one sees their life. For some, these stages are not as front and center as they are for you. For some, the stages are not a challenge or as obvious, but the experiences on top of those foundational stages are what stand out.

K3: Michael, would resources from the world of literature help us be better writers of our Life Story then, or is this something that comes rather intuitively to us all, depending on what types of stories we want to tell?

MEntity: M4 - there are designated spaces within the Astral Plane that act as movie houses, "virtual worlds," libraries, etc., and stories are "checked out" of the Akashic Records for anyone to read, watch, live, experience.

M4: wow, that is cool, thanks!


Many of you have had a blast reliving each other's stories, playing out the various parts of those lives from your own perspectives.

K3 - If one is drawn to the structures and teachings of the literary world, they most certainly may be applicable as life lessons and teachings, but this is true of any path of art that one may be drawn. We could easily have held this workshop using terms of pottery and sculpting.

K3: Hahaha...I love that

MEntity: We must conclude here for today. Good day to each of you. We do not exist in an Emotional plane, but this does not prevent us from being touched by your stories. This was meaningful for us to share with you. Goodbye, for now.



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