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Update: January 2021

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Your Most-Asked MAP Questions

Wherever you are, whatever you're going through, MAP is available for you. MAP is a comprehensive medical program that addresses our physical, emotional and mental health, including our overall well-being. If you're learning of MAP for the first time right now, start by reading this: Help For Your Health, Anytime.

If you've been working with your MAP team for years or if, like several recent Question Line callers, you took a break from MAP and are now ready to begin again, these frequently answered questions are for you!

What do I say to my MAP team to address my concerns about the current outbreak?

To address the outbreak with your MAP team, open a session as usual and tell your team you would like to "prepare for exposure to ___________ [the current outbreak]."

This is your focus for the entire 40-minute session. Do not add in other issues. At the end of the session, ask your team how often you need to have MAP sessions for this. Those sessions will also need to be focused solely on this outbreak, and not on anything else. (You can continue separate MAP sessions for other issues or concerns.)

See the Expanded Tips for Preparation and Strengthening to learn more about using your other Perelandra health tools.

I took a break from working with MAP over 10 years ago. I would like to use MAP again, but I don't remember my team name. Do I need to do a new scanning session?

You won't need to do a new scanning session. Getting started again is quite simple.

  • Open a regular MAP session following the steps on page 172 of the 3rd edition. You can say, "My White Brotherhood Medical Team" if you don't remember your team code.

  • Once the coning is open, start the regular MAP session, explain why you have opened the coning and what you wish to address. For instance, "Hi. It's been a while. I'm back because I want to prepare for exposure to ________ [the current outbreak]."

  • At any point during the session tell them if you don't remember your team name/code. Ask for a reminder or for a new one. Then follow the guidelines starting on page 34 about getting a team code.

Dust off your MAP book and re-read chapters 1 through 4. Your time with MAP will be better for it.


I've been working with MAP for years. I never hear or see anything, and only once in a while feel some sort of energy moving through my body. How do I know if my MAP team is really there doing something? How can I get them to talk to me?

Machaelle addresses these concerns in the third edition of MAP, pages 57-58:

I suggest you relax about this. Many people don't get any kind of communication in a session. You don't need to hear or feel anything to participate in MAP. Your verification that something is really happening will be in the changes you feel around issues you've brought up in the sessions. Your whole focus will be on how you are responding to their work.

I know everyone would prefer to hear and see their teams. But whether one does depends on the range of function of the sensory system. It's as simple as that. Desire, deep concentration, worry, and wishes won't make a difference. As I said, hearing and seeing the teams depends on our range of sensory function. When I am in a MAP session, I can hear my team clearly, but I can't see them. From talking about this issue in the workshops, I find out that a handful of people in the class can both hear and see. A larger number can experience one or the other, but not both. Equal in number to this second group are those who can neither hear, see, nor sense their team. These people are always surprised to learn how many people are in the same boat as they are. Many of these people say they feel their team communicates with them by giving them intuitive insights as they go about their normal daily schedule.

What has been made clear is that most people who start out sensing nothing gradually expand their sensory systems to where, six months to a year down the road, they can indeed hear and/or see their teams. And then there are most people who have exceptional success working with MAP and never hear or see their team.

Kinesiology [PKTT] is the bridge to your team if you can't hear them. As long as you know how to use kinesiology, you will be able to get answers to any of the questions you might have about your health and health practices. All you need to do is formulate the questions in a simple yes/no format.


Why is it important to talk to my team? Don't they already know what's wrong with me?

Machaelle addresses this question in a number of places in the third edition of MAP.

In MAP, you control your timing and development by what you say to your team. It is important to tell them everything that comes to mind that is bothering you on any of your PEMS levels (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual). You aren't going through this exercise because your team is stupid and can't see you are in trouble. The troubles or situations you can articulate to your team tell them what you are ready to work on. And the extent to which you can describe the situation tells them the extent to which you are ready to change what is bothering you. You are your own barometer. They will not work in areas beyond those you recognize and describe. Consequently, your team will never put you in a position of facing and dealing with something for which you are unprepared. In the MAP sessions, you are your own master, and your team assists you in achieving your goals of health and balance in ways that are beyond belief. (MAP, pp. 21-22)

Remember, symptoms are the communication between you and your body. By accurately describing them to your MAP team, they become the communication between you and your team, as well. The symptoms you are able to perceive and how accurately you are able to describe them tells your team precisely what you are ready to work on.

As I've said, your team isn't stupid. They know what your imbalances are. By describing how you are feeling to your team, you are telling them which of the imbalances you are ready to work on.

CAUTION: Some people have tried to get around this issue of talking to their team about symptoms by just giving the team a blanket invitation to work on everything — now. This is foolhardy, and your team will not accept the invitation. It would be risky to your health and well-being if you were moved from an imbalanced state to one of balance all at one time. (MAP, p. 39)

MAP doesn't accept that kind of blanket surrendering. You are creating a partnership with them and not surrendering yourself as a child to a parent. Plus, when we say "take it all and do everything" we don't necessarily realize what this implies. MAP requires that you consciously and knowingly request their assistance in specific areas. If there are areas in need of assistance that you don't understand or know about, the team will gently help bring these areas into your consciousness so that you can make appropriate decisions. How you proceed tells your team in what directions you'd like to go. Try to remember that your MAP team is extraordinarily expansive in what it knows and can do. Therefore, you must indicate to them your directions and pace so that they work with you specifically within the framework that you define. (MAP, pp. 62-63)


Do I have to use ETS for Humans?

By using ETS for Humans as prescribed with each session, you are assisting in the integration of your MAP team's work and shortening the period between the session and when the work fully seats in your body. We highly recommend using ETS with MAP. However, if you choose not to include ETS, you will be just fine. It's not a requirement. (Learn More)


I know I'm not supposed to have any of my animals or people within three feet of my body when I'm having a MAP session, but I think my cat is an exception to this rule.

No, your cat is not an exception. There are no exceptions to this rule.

See pages 52-53 and page 64 of the third edition of MAP for more about maintaining that 3-foot distance during a MAP session.