Please read the chatroom instructions below carefully *BEFORE* logging into the chatroom located at the bottom of this page. Thank you!
Welcome to the NEW Michael Mosaics Chat Room!
The Michael Mosaics chatroom is where our live channeled chats are held, so you may wish to take a moment now to bookmark this page for future reference.
Basic Chatroom Use Instructions:
To enter the chat room, scroll down to the grey chat box below and type in a "unique" nickname of your choice into the text window. Then click CONNECT and you will be transported into the chatroom. Please be patient while the Michael Mosaics chat room window loads.
Create a Unique Nickname:
To create a 'unique' nickname, simply add a few additional numbers to the end of your chosen nickname. This will keep you from getting kicked out of the room due to duplication of the nickname on the network. It's easier to just add the numbers the first time you connect, and then you are in the room to stay for the rest of the evening. To change your nickname once you are already inside the chat room, type "/nick NICKNAME" (no quotation marks) into the text entry window, and then hit send. It is advisable to add one or two numbers to the end of your nick at this time, if you haven't done so already, in order to avoid duplication of nicknames on the system. Duplicate Nicknames will be kicked off the system, and you will have to re-enter the chatroom each time, until you create a "unique" nickname.
For mIRC Users:
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To learn more and to Download mIRC, please visit our new mIRC download page for further instructions.
What To Expect At A Moderated Chat
Unmoderated vs. Moderated Chat Styles
A moderated chatroom environment allows for a more cohesive conversation than does an unmoderated chatroom environment, wherein everyone is talking at once. Unmoderated chats are okay if there are less than 20 people present at the chat, however, can become quite unwieldy and unworkable with larger groups of people present at the chat. Participating in an unmoderated chatroom environment is a lot like going to a party where everyone is talking at once, and all you can really catch are snippets of conversations between smaller groups of people in the room, but cannot easily follow or hear any ONE particular thread of conversation. It can become a bit overwhelming, particularly if you're new to participating in online chatrooms, but even seasoned users can find it challenging to keep up with the individual comments and conversations as well. Moderation allows for a more productive. cohesive and coherent conversation and chatroom environment for it's participants, however, it does require some degree of patience on everyone's part, so people are not speaking all at once. It requires taking turns, and passing "the talking stick," so to speak, at the moderator's direction, when each person is called upon in turn to submit their question to the speaker, or to the channel.
In a moderated chat, the moderator will ask the people present at the chat to *KEY INTO* the ext entry field window, if they have a question for the speaker, by simply typing THREE ASTERISKS, like this: *** Questions will then be taken in the order of the asterisks received in the chat window.
Once you have submitted your question using the 3 astericks ***, please have your question typed into the text window and *ready to hit the SEND button* when the moderator calls on you. If you do not have your question ready to go when the moderator calls on you, you will forfeit your place in the queue and the moderator will have to move on to the next questioner.
Chats are structured differently depending upon the type of chat format and environment desired, the requests of the speaker, as well as of the participants in the chat, and the chat moderators, who are responsible for keeping things moving along smoothly throughout the chat. It is always good to know what TYPE of chat style format is going to be used for which purpose when you enter a new chatroom, and if you're not sure, simply ASK. Everyone does it a bit differently, so taking a moment to simply observe and to acclimate to the new room is usually the best way to go, before jumping on board with your questions.
If you're not sure about the format, just remember the old saying, "When in doubt, ASK!" It works every time! :-) Then, grab a seat, kick back, relax, and get ready to enjoy the chat! :-)
General Chatroom Rules
1. NO CROSS TALKING ~ THE MODERATOR WILL CALL ON EACH QUESTIONER IN TURN.
2. NO RUDE, PROFANE OR FOUL LANGUAGE WILL BE TOLERATED
3. NO OBNOXIOUS, DEMEANING OR DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR WILL BE TOLERATED
4. NO FLAMING OR BAD-MOUTHING OF OTHER CHATROOM USERS PUBLICALLY OR PRIVATELY
5. NO HARASSMENT OF OTHER CHATROOM USERS PUBLICALLY OR PRIVATELY
6. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR THE SPEAKER, OR FOR THE CHANNEL, PLEASE USE THE THREE ASTERICKS *** METHOD TO INDICATE SUCH, AND HAVE YOUR QUESTION TYPED INTO THE TEXT ENTRY WINDOW AND READY TO GO WHEN THE MODERATOR CALLS ON YOU.
7. PLEASE BE PATIENT, RESPECTFUL AND GRACIOUS GUESTS WHEN VISITING THIS CHATROOM, AND SIMPLY TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD WISH TO BE TREATED IN A SIMILAR SITUATION. PRACTICE THE GOLDEN RULE.
What To Expect At A Channeled Chat
Channeled chats are offered in a casual, fun, informative and supportive online atmoshere. Guests are welcome and encouraged to engage in social chit-chat and lively conversation prior to the channeled discourse and Q & A session. Please come into the room early if you would like to visit with friends before the scheduled channeling session begins.
Once the channeling actually begins, however, we respectfully request that the group participants begin to focus in on the channeling itself and with-hold further conversations until the channeling session has been concluded.
When we are ready to begin the channeling session, we will usually do a brief meditation and some deep breathing and relaxation exercises in order to bring our attention into the present moment, and to let go of residual stress, pressures or distractions. This serves to focus and to quiet the group energy and to bring us all together with the energy of the Michaels. It is not at all uncommon for people to experience a sense of the Michaels' energy during this brief orientation and relaxation exercise. When we are ALL settled in and ready, the Michaels will begin their transmission.
These channeled chats are usually moderated by a volunteer who keeps track of people's questions for Michael, and calls on each person who has 'queued in' their question in the order that the questions are received. The questions are not always taken in order of the window. This way, more people have a chance to ask Michael questions and it is not always the same people asking and the same people waiting to ask theirs.
The method used for letting the moderator know that you have a question is by simply typing 3 astericks (like this: *** ) into the text entry field, and then hit the "enter" button on your keyboard or the "send" button to the right of the text entry window. The 3 astericks *** will then appear in the text chat window next to your screen name. The moderator will call on each person, one at a time, in the order of the astericks that have been entered.
Due to the popularity of these chats, the number of questions and the time it takes to reply to each question, not all questions will always be addressed in every chat. So if you have a question that you really want to ask in the chat, it is always a good idea to "que in" with your 3 *** as soon as the the Michaels indicate that they are READY to take questions from the group. I try to get around to as many questions as I can, but do not wish to sacrifice clarity for the sake of expediency either.
Questions are limited to one question per person, per chat. Personal questions are acceptable, but we ask that you phrase them in a way that will allow the group to benefit from the response. I do not, as a general rule of thumb do overleaves, trues, or essence dynamics in a channeled chat format, as they are available in a Basic Michael Chart E-mail format. (Please see my Channeling Services page.)
Upon occasion, I will announce a special chat specifically dedicated to obtaining Casting Placement information, for instance, or some other very specific type of personal information, for each of the people attending the chat. In most cases, however, please try to frame your questions in a way that will be interesting to others as well as to yourself.
Once you have indicated by entering the 3 *** that you have a question, we ask that you then type your question into the entry field window *IN ADVANCE* of being called upon by the moderator. When the moderator calls for your que, then you can just hit send and your question will appear in the chat room text window immediately. This saves a lot of time, so more questions can be addressed in the Q & A session with Michael.
If you have any further questions, bring them with you to the chat and you will likely find others already in the room who will be happy to assist you. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon! ~ Terri
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