the most destructive thing we've been taught is that life is born
of a series of circumstances, served up to us on this gigantic
platter called Pot Luck, or Fate, starting always with the parents
we were born to and the environment in which we grew up."
Grabhorn, Excuse Me: Your Life is Waiting)
one of the greatest teachers of creating your own reality, through
personal choice, who slays the evil dragon of victimhood, is Lynn Grabhorn in her book, Excuse Me: Your Life
is Waiting. We won't make a habit of plugging other author's
books, especially as an introduction to one of Zeb and Zarna's
most important articles, unless it warrants it--and this one does.
But we are told in the ZZ Messages that others also speak the
truth, and when we find it, we feel our role is to lead you to it.
vs God's Will:
It seems many people shun personal responsibility for their life,
preferring always to blame the results on someone, or some thing
else, especially when things go "wrong." They prefer to
live in denial and either assume that life is a series of
circumstances, served up on this gigantic platter called Pot Luck or Fate, or that
things happen according to some mysterious Divine Plan that is
carried out according to God's
Will or Karma.
Few are willing to step up to the plate and say, "I
did that," or "I
am responsible," like we said, especially when things
go "wrong." But, what if the things that go wrong, ie.,
our mistakes, were planned by us, not by God, but in the
before-life plan for spiritual growth?
Have you considered the possibility that you may have
chosen to marry your "ex" so that you could grow and
benefit from the experience? Or that “Bad Karma” is actually
“Good Karma,” because it is of your own choosing?
I can hear it now: "You gotta be out of your everlovin’
Perhaps, but maybe not. It matters little, for a few years ago I
too would have agreed with you about my "ex," “Bad
Karma,” and certainly about being “out of my everloving
One of the first messages I channeled as "Melvyn" from
Zeb had to do with Zeb's take on "Karma." In ZZ Message
11/23/02) Zeb said the following:
1.Karma is the deviation from your planned chart(s). Your charts are
linked from the moment of your creation, to your final
ascension--and not by individual incarnation. Karma is your
expectations and desires and how you fall short of your evolution
and progress [Your
Soul Development]. If it is a debt, it is a debt
of consciousness at your lack of progress.
are linked not only with your primary soul group, but also your
larger group soul(s). [Twin Soul Family, Mission Group Cluster and
Soul Group] You choose what social order, environment, family,
culture you come down into [during incarnation] and share their
group karma... "As Above/As Below." (See The Emerald
about "Karmic Debt?"
5.To answer your question
about "Karmic Debt," no, a murderer does not
have to be murdered in a future life in order to fulfill some
"karmic debt." He (or she) pays for the abuse in this
[present] life, and in other lives [if the choice was made during
his/her life and not before] by how his choices holds him back
from his [Soul Development] attainment. His "punishment"
is more incarnations until he gets it right. The same goes for the
abuser, the rapist, the one who hoards his money while others
Each opportunity wherein we fall short holds us back from our own
enlightenment. Nor is it always the case that such abuses
are unintended by the "victim."
we choose, beforehand
what we desire to experience to reach evolution [Soul
Development], the one who chooses to be abused so he or she can
experience the event and get beyond it also chooses his or her
abuser. Often that abuser performs the task [pre-charted] at the
request and in so doing suffers the wrath, social judgment and
punishment, but in such a life as this, his "plan" or
"karma" is not influenced. This is the meaning of your
concept, "there are no victims."
This is explained more fully in Part II of this article. Here and
elsewhere in this article you should note that there is a "before
plan" that you make before coming into this life, and
and now plan" you make once you get here. We are not
aware of our "before plans."
If the "before
plan" of the abuser was to "play the role" and carry out the abuse at the request of
another, the reason why is always
two fold: One, so the abused
can have the experience and learn to grow from it, and Two, so the
can have the experience and learn or grow beyond it by
experiencing society's repercussions in this life.
We are also told in the ZZ Messages that evil
does exist in the physical realm and a soul can be overcome by
it. If we allow it to happen by conscious choice, this can divert
a soul from his or her “before”
It is best for us to remember that the "here
and now" choices we make can and do override the “before
“plans. One result of this, as we explained, is more
incarnations until the individual learns to get his or her life
track.” Let's continue with ZZ Message #34 (
things are difficult for me to handle:
This speaks directly of Melvyn Caryl and the choices they made, but we feel that it can benefit others.]
But some truths you can handle--such as your careful conscious
choices made by you in your time and place that brought you to the
moment of meeting your Companion Mates. Was this all planned? Of
course. Could you still have missed that opportunity by choices
left unmade? Of course. So do not place more importance on your "before
choices" than you do your "during
19. I believe there is a perfect analogy we can pull from Mel's
mind having to do with "battle
best plans of battle change when the first shot is fired."
20. Yes, you and a host of others who are not privy to the future
set about planning each of your coming lives, based on your past experience and current experiences, yet at your [soul] level
you are not privy to future events until you reach our level.
21. So, planning is based on desire
rather than what will be. Even the members of your Quadrant cannot insert themselves into your life unless you make the
conscious choices that brings them in. Such conscious choices can
be affected by such "unknowns" as how you are feeling at
the moment of their entrance--whether your "future
intended" has on an offensive color blouse or a garish tie,
or forgot to brush his or her teeth in the rush to meet with his
or her destiny.
Mel's Note: The next three paragraphs apply
specifically to us, Melvyn Caryl, but we will share it with you
for what might happen in your life.
Another mistake you make, honestly, without full knowledge, is
that you assume your quadrant
now is as it was in the life prior to this. It never dawned on
you, perhaps the four of you are all that is left of a much
greater number of souls traveling together--now has it?
There are others who were dressed for their performances, had
their lines rehearsed, but missed their cue to enter on the stage
of your life, or they were there and you
missed them. Do not dismay--they were no more consciously aware of
their missed "curtain call" than you were of their
absence. As a result, they went on an alternate path, living their
lives to the fullness of that alternative plan until their final
hour when all will be revealed.
For those who have already reached that moment, there were no
regrets--they wait eagerly for your reunion and together you will
laugh at the missed cues and directions the last life has taken.
There are no "losers" at life, only
much concerning relationships is charted?
All possibilities are taken into account. The final
choice of the outcome is left to your "here and now." There is nothing
left to "chance," you may think so at the time, but
remember, that is before
"the first shot is fired."
much is pure chance?
By "pure chance," you mean random?
The future is not predictable by those of your [soul] level and
those who worked with you on your life plan knew no more than you.
That is the way it was meant to be. If it were not, it would defeat
the whole joy and pleasure of the experience. There would be no
27. Have you not heard, "Life is a game of chance?" You
create your own reality by the choices
made in...your field of action, your play's "stage" of
life. Think this isn't frustrating? You should see your guides. If
they had physicality they would have plucked themselves bald long
before now from pulling out their hair at some of your choices and
missed opportunities. They would be hoarse from yelling in your
ears, words you couldn't (or wouldn't) hear, giving you dreams
that you ignored, and taking turns that thwarted all yours and
their plans for your incarnation. Not all paths are equal. You
know that without asking.
much is influenced by your guides?
Zarna:> We, Zeb and I, do the best we can and are included here
with your guides for you two [Melvyn Caryl] but you haven't always
listened. Your conscious impulses are much stronger and more
audible than our faint voices, or tugging of conscience in your
29. So, daughter of my heart [Caryl] what Zeb and I give you, you
can use in your "Dating Game" [Soul Mate] article, but
is it helpful? Probably not, for love is based on Hope
not surity. Love comes
with no guarantees. So do you give up Hope? No.
30. Remember, growth comes as much from what many of you perceive
as your "mistakes," as from your "successes."
How many of you would consciously choose to make the choices you
deem as "mistakes" if you could see the future? How
little you realize that often those "mistakes" are made
to prepare you for greater things.
31. Such was the case with both of your [Melvyn Caryl's] first
marriages. They were necessary for your
growth. Did you plan them? Yes. Were they the best choices you
could have made? No. Were there other "significant
others" waiting in the wings for their chance to come on
stage for their performance? Yes.
32. Did they get their chance to carry out their planned parts of
yours and their plans together? No. Is that your
"fault." No. It was your conscious choices that were
made into your reality. So, Dear one, give others the format of
your "Dating Game" [Soul Mate] article, as you have --
an outline of considerations that are important.
to Part I:
(ZZ Message 36:4) You have come to accept that in between your
physical incarnations you come Home to review your accomplishments
in the past life and to compare that with what you planned. Then
we expanded your awareness by reminding you that not only do you
review your individual plans, but you also have a "Twin
Plan" that you developed together before your first
incarnations. You both accepted the fact that you have two plans
you created and we only hinted at the fact that there are other
plans above these that you participate in voluntarily--the
"Master Plan" of your Mission Group Cluster. There is
even a plan that we have created and one that we have chosen that
is part of an even greater plan that we are all part
of. That is the way it is.
Okay, friends, it is
time to rest your eyes and take a break. When you are ready, Part
II follows just below.
Plan within a Plan
learned in the conclusion of Part I that there are plans within
plans and "bits and pieces" seem to fall together to
form a larger picture. Let us remind you once again that the ZZ
Messages are a work
in process. Zeb and Zarna continue to teach and inspire us
while constantly expanding on what has been given in fifty some
odd messages. We are just beginning.
are several conclusions we can draw from what we have already been
given. It is possible that in future messages we may be proven
wrong by Zeb & Zarna. It wouldn't be the first time. But we
think it is natural and expected for us to put two and two
together. What are some of these conclusions?
believe that even in life planning and charting "The Emerald
Tablet" applies ("As Above/As Below,") in that
there are multiple levels or layers of plans that we chose and
therefore create, whether we are aware of it or not. In most cases
in this life, we are not aware of the plans we made in the before
life. Events seem to surprise us or happen by
"accident," in many cases this is exactly the way our
life was "planned."
know that at all levels there are "plans" that we agreed
to or created by our own choices. Can we be surprised by events?
Yes. Why? Because we are not consciously aware of our before-life
plans, even though they are our plans from the Otherside.
are also aware of Group Plans that we choose to participate in
with others, both on this side and the Otherside. Group Planning creates a mass reality.
Therefore, we can conclude that we have a "personal
reality" that exists within a "mass reality." Are
there even higher levels of "reality" that we
participate in willingly? Yes.
this a step further we can conclude that there is a "God
Plan" based on "God's Choices" (or God’s Will)
that we choose
to be a part of by our own free
will. And we can conclude another possibility from the
article: Atlantis: Was NOT God's Destruction.
statement in ZZ Message 36.4 (Quoted at the end of Part I) affirms
that there are many levels of plans, perhaps all the way up
to and including the "All Thing's" Plan, and Zeb also
assured us that He was not aware of the coming of the Atlantis
destruction—no more than we are aware of some (or most) of our
Could it be that at some level above the Zeb and Zarna’s
level, that a higher level God knew what was going to happen but
could not share this part of future events with our Creator Gods (Zeb
is only speculation, and we have been known to be wrong before—ZZ
has no problem correcting us when we are mistaken—but would this
be any different than our Creator Gods seeing our
future events and not being able to share them with us? If they
were to do so in complete detail, there would be no experience and
therefore no growth. ZZ has said time and time again, if they gave
us knowledge of the future then there would be no
experience--which is the purpose of all life--not just ours.
it possible that where the Atlantis
Experience was an extremely painful experience that caused
growth of higher level Gods, like Zeb and Zarna, that another
cataclysm of such magnitude will neverhappen again? Possible.
brings growth, and experience resulting in growth comes from our
choices. Those choices may be conscious choices, made as a result
of a conscious decision, or they may come from unconscious choices
that we allow others to make for us--making a decision without
making a decision. We have to accept responsibility for the
results of those choices.
this too, we agree with Lynn Grabhorn, quoted at the beginning of
this article, and others who say, “there are no victims.” We
create our own reality by choices we make consciously or
unconsciously, whether they turn out good
or not so good. They
are ours. But we can change our reality. We are Creators. As ZZ
often says: "Are you not Gods also?" The answer is yes.
who lives in a state of victimhood relinquishes their power. Our society is rampant with
the disease of victim hood. As an example we see this manifested
in ridiculous law suites by individuals who seek damages from fast
food restaurants because they have over eaten and are now fat!
Denial of personal responsibility strips us of our personal
sovereignty. If you don’t like the way your life is going, only
you can change it. Take charge and create it the way you want it.
that what empowerment is all about? Yet, many who believe
in empowerment still hold on to traditional concept of
retributive Karma. Why? Because they think it is vogue.
Empowerment means freeing oneself from the dogma that restrains
and binds us.
planning is evident in almost all things mentioned by Zeb and
Zarna. For instance the "Cycles of the Soul."When and why does your Composite Soul--the All of Who You
Are--determine whether it needs another physical incarnation to
reach its desired level of Soul Development?
answer: After both the most recent life experience is
reviewed and compared with your composite life experiences, a
determination is made by yourself whether you have reached your
ultimate goal or not. If that attainment is found lacking a new
version of you is created, a plan is developed, and the
reincarnational process begins another cycle.
Excuse me, Twin, while I step in here for a moment to round this
out a little. ZZ has mentioned that the incarnational personality
who falls short of their goal might possibly replay certain
portions of that life in an alternate reality—a parallel
dimension. This is not punishment, but rather a chance to figure
out what went wrong and make corrections—kind of a re-do of that
part of their life. The new personality created by the Composite
Soul that will continue the reincarnation cycle is in no way penalized
by the actions of the previous incarnationl personality. They
start out with a clean slate to learn from the past and mover
Sorry, Mel, I just felt there was a little missing.
That’s quite alright. Of course parallel dimension is a whole
other subject that will be covered in a future article entitled Multidimensionality.
Yes, and one that ZZ hasn’t said too much about.
In time, love. We have just begun. I am sure they will get to it
eventually. Shall we move on?
is much evidence within the ZZ Messages that this process is based
on a higher plan, and is the motivation behind all
creation. It is why the twelve Soul Groups were created, and why
each one of them have a variable number of souls within them--no
different than we each live a variable number of lives.
also believe that the number of Mission Group Clusters vary within
each Soul Group as does the number of Twin Soul Families within
each Mission Group Cluster, as well as the number of Composite
(Twin) Souls vary within each Twin Soul Family--why? Because they each
have different plans as part of a larger plan that they have to
fulfill. And when those plans are fulfilled, what then?
is another tidbit we believe falls into the planning and
progression process. There is always "One" at the center
of every level. One what? One Soul or Over Soul, that carries the
group identity or essence of all the other parts of that group.
With each Composite Soul (the Whole of You) there is one identity
that stands out as the one "oversoul" of who you are
(and it is not necessarily your current personality or identity.)
You are only a part of Who You Are.
we haven't seen much evidence yet in the ZZ Messages that there is
an Oversoul of the Twin Soul Family we suspect there is simply
because of the repetition of "As Above/As Below" and the
fact that the Mission Group Cluster--the next step up has one.
do know that each Mission Group Cluster contains Twin Soul
Families, and has one Oversoul. We suspect (but haven’t yet been
told) that there is one Mission Group Cluster that is the Oversoul
of all the other Mission Group Clusters within that Soul Group.
Kind of an oversouls, oversoul?
That’s right. Because one Twin Soul Oversoul of one of the
Mission Group Clusters ascends to take the place of the Soul Group
Oversoul when it moves on.
Mel, this is kind of confusing without a picture.
I know, it is difficult to picture. Forgive us, but at this point
we don’t have the program to create one yet.
know that there are twelve Soul Groups, and twelve Soul Group
Oversouls, not only because ZZ has told us so, but because when
channeling several have come through with ZZ. We suspect that
there is one Soul Group Oversoul that is not only the oversoul of
one particular Soul Group, but also the Oversoul of the eleven
other Soul Group Oversouls and we have good reason to believe that
this One Oversoul of all the Soul Group Oversouls is Zeb and Zarna.
(At the time this was written this was not yet confirmed. )
Because of our Love and Devotion to "our" Creator Gods?
No. The ZZ Message is for everyone, not just the members of
our Soul Group. It appears that ZZ acknowledges this by including
everyone within theirs. Could this be another example of: "We
Are All One?" Perhaps. It would fall in line with the
"As Above/As Below" if all souls as well as humankind
would also fall in line with what they have been telling us in
their personal messages regarding their
immanent ascension. There appears to be an overall progression of
planning, experience and growth, followed up eventually by
"moving up" or ascension that is about to take place
soon with the beginning of a new Grand Cycle.
How does "evil" figure into all this?
You remembered about the "Bad Karma." While we [Melvyn
Caryl] do not claim to have all the answers we can relay to you
what ZZ has said so far. Evil only exists in physical dimensions and in the lowest level of the
Astral Plane. There are still gaps in our understanding, for we
have not yet been given the complete story.
or the Dark Side appears to
manifest itself in the physical realm as a contrast in relativity
to the good
or God Self (Soul) within us. Yet we are assured that even the
smallest or youngest soul has more power than evil.
[evil] have only the life [that] you and others gave them, and
that life is eternal. But they are not “Competing Gods,” nor
"Fallen Angels," they are less than even the smallest
soul that shines forth [with] the light of truth and love… . They are the shadow beings
that dwell at the lowest level of the Astral.
imbalance of the masculine and feminine aspects within us, can
express and create evil. These are not souls, nor are they evil spirits for we have been told, and we accept it, that evil
does not have soul or spirit. It has only the life we give it. God
did not create the potential for evil at a higher levels. We, at a
lower level of spiritual evolution live in the dimensions of
duality—as lesser gods we create this
evil through imbalance.
recommend that you read, Atlantis: Was NOT God's Destruction
under the section devoted to "Star Seedlings" where we
discuss how the ancients worshipped physical beings from the stars
and called them "God" as an example of how religions of
the past have confused lesser gods with the Big God.
How does this all apply to Planning and Charting?
is all according to the Divine Plan. Without darkness, we cannot
know light, without "evil" we cannot know
"good." It is for contrast of relativity that these
opposites were created—but only in physical dimension. It is all
God--just the "flip side" of the same coin, or as Caryl
likes to say, "It is all, God Stuff."
has an essence, and if we give it a haven in which to grow within
us it can compete with our soul and our "soul plan." It
can even damage our soul, but it must be remembered that this
happens only on our
side. If the soul is wounded through this means, it will
Healing when it returns to the Otherside and more
incarnations for Soul Development. Yet evil is not the only cause
for the need of Soul Healing. An especially difficult life chart
that takes much out of the individual can also weaken our
incarnated soul from the pain it suffers in this life.
does this all apply to you?
imbalance can and will pull you off course, even off
chart, into unplanned events--or perhaps lesser paths of
the lowest possible nature. This is part of the “here
and now” planning. Evil is not actually
"charted" but it would be impractical to believe that a
plan would be complete without the allowances for all
to Part II:
will be those who see contradictions in what we present. However,
rather than contradictions we prefer to see them as contrasts.
The physical dimensions are the realms of relativity
we admit to remaining gaps in what we have been given, we accept
the fact that we know in part and bring you what we have been
given by Zeb and Zarna so far in this continuing work in process.
appreciate those of you who have stayed with us in this rather
lengthy but important article. We hope you appreciate our honesty.
We don’t know it all,but
we will share what we have in an effort to assist you to make
productive choices guided by your feelings from within that give empowerment over your
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