The Seven Roles: # 1 The Scholar
When we leave the All that Is we are ‘fragments’. Picture a spark of pure white light. One of the first things we do is choose our ROLE. Picture the white spark passing through a prism and becoming one of the 7 colors within the white.
Throughout our entire walk-about—from the time we set out, well before choosing what [if any] planet we will inhabit until we complete the circle and return to the Is, we will maintain that Role.
Since virtually everything else about us will change as we evolve— from our Soul Age, through the overleaves we will take on during each lifetime on the planet [more about those later] to which Plane of existence we reside on, and on and on—it’s rather nice, actually to have something that remains stable throughout the journey [at least, that’s my take on things.]
SCHOLAR [15% of the population]
I’m going to start with the one I know and love the best of all—my own Role.
As the name suggests, Scholars want to know. They have this deep need to know and understand the world and the universe around them. The word ‘Curious’ pretty well describes them. They love to take apart and put together the pieces of the universe till they understand it fully. They ask the question, ‘What would happen if_?’ and then do whatever it takes to find the answer.
Their broader function is to bring knowledge back to the Akashic Record [see the post on the Planes of Existence.]
Each of the other Roles is one of a pair [the Cardinal and the Ordinal] and manifests a different aspect of the inherent perspective they present to the universe and that they view the universe through.
The Scholar, though, stands alone [ask any of my friends—they’ll probably tell you that one is PLENTY. :) ] Picture a 6-spoked wheel: the other Roles are the spokes and the Role of Scholar is the axis—and is considered neutral.
Scholars don’t stand out so much as some of the ones I’ll profile later, particularly the Cardinal Roles, do. You’re more likely to find other Roles out there doing things. Scholars tend to hang back and observe those other Roles as they do what they do.
If they’re particularly interested, Scholars may tend toward staring. Otherwise, they don’t draw a lot of attention to themselves.
Scholars tend to dress in neutral colors—to better blend in with the woodwork.
Back when I was in my teens, long before I’d heard of Michael or Seth or reincarnation or any of it, I discovered that my favorite color was brown. I felt weird about that at the time—here were all my friends voicing a preference for blue or red or pink or yellow—and I liked brown. During the stereotyping late 1950’s early 1960’s, for a girl to like brown was not all that acceptable.
Still, to this day, I’ve surrounded myself with antiques [which tend to be brown] and have been known to wallpaper entire rooms in brown [though I hate wood paneling and won’t have it in my home. Go figure.]
And, yes, my wardrobe tends toward [but isn’t exclusively] neutrals. Lots of black and brown and gray and heather and sage with the occasional ‘splash of color’ as the decorators call it. But those are reserved for days when I feel like struttin’—which don’t happen all that often.
Scholars are one of the more ‘grounded’ Roles. You’ll rarely see them out there struttin’. More likely you’ll find them in front of a computer or with their nose in a book. But, lots of times you WILL find them out and about as they hunt down entirely new information that no one has discovered yet. Think Margaret Mead and Galileo.
Each Role has it’s positive and negative poles. For the Scholar the positives are: thorough, observant, logical, integrating. The negatives are: bland, reclusive, one author went so far as to call the negative Scholar ‘a dull and dusty museum piece.’ Gee, thanks.
As those of you who’ve been around a while know, I have described myself as a hermit—and I certainly can tend in that direction though I’ve been working to get out and about more since I moved to Florida—with mixed success.
Some Scholar politicians are: Edward Kennedy, Richard Nixon, George Washington, George H. W. Bush, Lloyd Bentsen, and Michael Dukakis and hanger-on Joan Quigley [Nancy Reagan’s astrologer] in the US. Then there are Chairman Mao, Margaret Thatcher and P. W. Botha.
Others are: Heraclites who noticed that you can’t step twice into the same river, Admiral Perry, Joseph Smith, Steven Jobs, Beethoven, Joseph Campbell, Paul Simon and Mr. Rogers.
When I was hunting for the first pic above, I happened upon the Lego Sculpture, above, of the Thinker. First, I thought ‘Scholar’ – then I thought ‘Artisan’ though a Warrior’s organizational skills could certainly come in handy.
[Artisan will be the next Role profiled, fwiw.]