avenues of communication
ELIAS: “I say to you, you are directing many, many, many functions and avenues of communication continuously within every moment, and you shall not confuse yourself in your allowance of yourself to be paying attention to all of these avenues of communication and stimulus that you create within your reality.
“You may create several behaviors within one moment, and this is not confusing to you. But within your assessment, if you are directing your attention in more than one area in one time framework, you shall be scattered and you shall be confused. This is a very limiting manner in which you direct your attention very singularly, and you create this out of familiarity.
“But within this time framework, in this shift in consciousness, you have also chosen to be expanding that action, widening your awareness, and not holding to the singularity of all that is familiar within your reality.
“… As you allow yourself a new recognition within yourself that there is no aspect of consciousness that shall be harmful to you, and that it is unnecessary to be expressing protection and guardedness, you shall also open your awareness to more of a fullness within your expressions and your interactions and your availability for information.” [session 702, October 07, 2000]
ELIAS: “You offer MANY avenues of communication to yourself.
“The one avenue that you pay most attention to – almost to the point of being exclusive – in identification of information or your definition of communication is thought.
“Let me express to you, as I have expressed previously recently to other individuals, thought is a tool which has been created in relation to this physical dimension with the express function of defining and interpreting, in objective clarity, the communications that are offered to you through all the other avenues that you have designed for communication. Thought itself is not in actuality the source of communication. Therefore, in itself, its function is not actually communication. Thought is a tool that you incorporate in this physical dimension to be defining, identifying, and interpreting in objective clarity the expressions of communication that you offer to yourself through other avenues.
“Now; those other avenues of communication are expressed through all of your senses – inner and outer senses – through emotion, through impressions, through impulses, and through what you define in your physical experience as a sensing of other expressions of consciousness, none of which are thought, but they are all defined and interpreted through this tool of thought.
“Now; in all that you are creating in physical experiences, you are allowing yourself to be interruptive of your thought process.
“… Now; in creating this interruption of thought, you are beginning to move yourself into a focus of attention within you and your experiences that allows you to notice and pay attention to all of these other avenues of communication.
“You also offer yourself communication through the creation of physical manifestations or physical affectingnesses within the expression of your body consciousness.” [session 753, January 06, 2001]
ELIAS: “I shall express once again in reiteration, thought is not a base element of your reality. Emotion and sexuality are the base elements, the foundational structures of your reality, and both of these foundational structures are also incorporated as avenues of communication that you offer to yourselves.
“In this, thought is NOT a foundational or base element of your physical reality. It is a construct that you have incorporated as a tool to be interpreting, defining, and translating these avenues of communication in an objective manner that shall allow you an objective physical understanding of your reality and of what you are choosing, what you are incorporating in action, what you are creating.
“I may express to you, you all experience this action of attempting to override your communications through this tool of thought.
“You have all created experiences in which you offer yourself an experience, a communication through physical touch, through visual experience, through your audio functioning in your hearing, through your experiences with taste and smell, in which you may offer to yourself a communication, and immediately, in a particular moment, create a thought process that denies that experience and therefore does not accept the communication.
“... Now; in this, what you may be incorporating if you wish, in addition to merely incorporating different definitions and accepting of those different definitions, is an allowance of yourself to be paying attention to your communications as communications, and in this, allow yourself to be paying attention more fully and closely to all of the communications that you offer to yourself in emotion.” [session 756, January 11, 2001]
ELIAS: “Thought is a function. This is a creation that you have incorporated in this physical dimension to be defining and interpreting and translating other communications. Thought in itself is a function. It is NOT a communication.
“This is one of the areas of definition, within your associations, within your reality, which has been turned, in a manner of speaking, and is misinterpreted. For you define thought as a communication, and you pay attention to thought, and turn its natural function in an attempt to be creating thought in an expression that is not of its design. This is your action of rationalization.
“Your thought process is not designed to be overriding communications. It is not a communication in itself. It is a translator. It is a function that you have created to translate communication and define communication. The communications are expressed in other manners. All of your senses are communications. Your outer senses, your inner senses – these are communications. Your impulses, your impressions – these are communications. Your emotions are communications. Thought has been designed in this dimension to translate objectively and define those communications.” [session 762, January 20, 2001]
ELIAS: “This is the first step, so to speak, identifying the signal; not the symptom, but the signal [i.e. emotion, impulse, impression, etc.].
“Once you have identified the signal, you may allow yourself to be exploring within self your association with that signal, and in your association with that signal, you allow yourself to move in the exploration of self, and what you are expressing to you in your recognition of you.
“It is not necessarily an action that you may be incorporating in the moment. It may be an association that you are creating, and you offer to yourself, in harmony with each other, two signals – objective and subjective.
“... You are creating the objective expression and the subjective expression simultaneously. They are moving in harmony.
“... Each of you are choosing different expressions objectively that shall present you with the opportunity to be exploring this concept of communication, and exploring the lack of separation between the objective and the subjective expressions.” [session 764, January 24, 2001]
ELIAS: “As you are aware, you are participating in this shift in consciousness, which incorporates an involvement of all essences associated with this physical dimension.
“In the movement of this shift in consciousness, as you are widening your awareness and dropping the veil of separation, you also allow yourselves to be opening to more information. You draw information to yourselves, which is responded to by other essences, for you are dropping the veil and, in a manner of speaking, creating an invitation, that you may be offering yourselves many avenues of communication that shall be facilitating of this shift in consciousness and in your terms [be] helpful to you in your movement within this shift in consciousness.
“I have stated previously, as you continue within this shift, you also present yourselves with more and more information, more and more avenues of communication through consciousness, not merely through THIS action of an energy exchange; but you do incorporate more of these expressions of energy exchanges to be offering yourselves information that you shall allow yourselves to objectively assimilate and therefore lessen the expression of trauma associated with this shift.
“You are, in actuality, altering your reality. You are creating a new reality, and in that action there is much of your reality that is unfamiliar to you as you widen your awareness, and this, at times, may be incorporating much trauma. (Chuckles) Therefore, you provide yourselves, quite efficiently, with avenues of communication that shall be helpful to you in avoiding this trauma.” [session 767, January 26, 2001]
ELIAS: “Intuition and imagination – imagination is a quite creative avenue of communication. Generally, imagination shall be expressed more colorfully. Intuition generally moves through a feeling, so to speak, therefore is more closely associated with emotional communications, although it is not an emotional communication. Imagination moves more closely associated with thought, but thought is not a communication.” [session 1116, June 16, 2002]
ELIAS: “You may express to yourself in thought, ‘I want a new car, I want a new car, I want a new car, I want a new car.’ (Laughter) And you may think and think and think and think, and you may express outwardly in language, ‘I want a new car! I want a new car!’ But you may not materialize a new car, for what you DO reflects your direction. Thinking does not precede or generate reality.
“Now; you may think ‘I want a new car.’ This may be a general translation. You may be offering yourself information in communication to yourself, but in not paying attention to that communication, your translation may be general and you may express to yourself, ‘I want a new car.’ In actuality, what you may be communicating to yourself is ‘I want to be expressing a more efficient manner of ease in my movement; I want to be transporting myself more efficiently,’ and in not paying attention to your communications, you may translate this into the thought process of ‘I want a new car.’ But you do not generate the new car for this is not the point, and this is not what you genuinely want. This is the significance of paying attention.
“... For you create what you concentrate upon – not what you THINK, for your concentration is not based in thought. Your concentration is based in your beliefs. Yes, if you are concentrating your attention upon certain beliefs and it is intense, yes, you shall create it.” [session 1105, June 08, 2002]
ELIAS: “This is another association which is being misinterpreted, misunderstood. I am not expressing to any of you that you do not think. ... for this is a function of your objective physical manifestation. It is no less of a function of your physical consciousness... than your heartbeat or than your breathing. It is quite valuable, and it is being generated continuously. It does not stop any more than your heartbeat stops or your breathing stops. What occurs is that you move your attention. At times you are paying attention intensely to your thoughts, and at times you are not.
“... What I am expressing to you is not a devaluation of the mechanism of thought, but to recognize what it is, to understand that it is not a communication, that it does not precede your creation of reality.
“You may think and think and think and think, and it shall not create your reality. You may wish all that you may, and you may think of what you are wishing and not create it, and the reason that you may not create it is that thought does not generate reality. It does not create reality; it interprets. It translates communications, and you offer yourselves many avenues of communication. It is the function of thought to translate.
“But if you are not offering this mechanism of thought adequate information in association with your communications, it is not translating accurately. It translates generally, and this is the significance of paying attention to what influences your choices and paying attention to your choices.
“What you choose may be associated with your direction. Your choices are what you do, not necessarily what you think. You may think to yourself in one moment, ‘I am going to move across this room and consume appetizers.’ And what you may actually do is turn your attention to the individual that is sitting beside you and engage in conversation. You are not DOING what you thought, but [you] are doing what you desire, in association with your direction.
“This is the significance in paying attention to what you are doing and what influences what you do. For your doing is your choosing, and what influences your choosing is quite significant, for your beliefs influence your choosing continuously.” [session 1252, January 18, 2003]
ELIAS: “I may express to you, as I have expressed to these other individuals and many, many other individuals, do not confuse yourself. Thought does not create reality. It is not its function. Its function is to translate, to interpret what your communications are. Therefore, it is only as efficient as information that you offer to it. If you are not allowing your attention a flexibility to be listening to all of your communications and to be moving in awareness of what you are actually doing, which is what you are choosing, you do not offer accurate information to the thought mechanism, and therefore it may not offer you accurate translations of what you are communicating or what you are doing. This is the reason that many individuals become quite confused, as thought does not match what they are doing or what their communications are.
“But if you are generating a balance, recognizing that if you move your attention to all three factors or elements of yourself – thought, communication, and choice/doing, for doing and choice are synonymous – if you are allowing yourself a flexibility in attention to these three aspects of yourself, you shall notice when one is not in harmony with the other two, and in that you offer yourself information. That is the manner in which you begin to balance and you begin to recognize the ‘why’ of your creations.
“I encourage individuals to concentrate upon the ‘what’ of their creations, for you concentrate excessively upon the why and you offer yourself no answer, for the question is too familiar. But in paying attention and creating the balance of these three factors of yourself, you automatically offer yourself the why, without asking the question.” [session 1468, November 08, 2003]
CARL: “...Why would someone want to create pain for themselves?”
ELIAS: “I am understanding, but let me also express to you, there are two factors. This question, ‘why would an individual create pain or why would an individual create discomfort or why would an individual create sadness,’ this question, in actually, is somewhat amusing, for value is not always expressed in merely what you view as positive or pleasant.
“You create in association with value. You are continuously creating in association with value. All that you choose is associated with what you value, and some of what you value may be expressed in manners that may seem, surfacely, unusual to you – as an example, pain. Why would you create pain? You dislike pain. Like or dislike matters not. That is not necessarily always a factor in what you choose. The value may be associated with information that you may be attempting to present to yourself but not paying attention and not listening to yourself.
“I have expressed to individuals previously many times, you communicate with yourself continuously. None of your reality is hidden from you. It is merely ignored, or you are not paying attention. In a manner of speaking, figuratively your communications to yourself are similar to your telephone ringing. If you engage your telephone and you engage the receiver, you receive the message and the telephone stops ringing. If you do not engage receiving, it continues to ring.
“You do this with yourself continuously. You offer yourself messages and communications, but if you are not receiving them, you continue to express them and they become louder and stronger. It is quite common for individuals to generate physical manifestations in association with not receiving their own messages, which is valuable for it does gain your attention.
“But many times, it also gains individuals’ attentions in a manner that they continue to not receive the message. For thusly you concentrate your attention upon the physical manifestation and not the communications, and you perpetuate the physical manifestation. For the more you concentrate upon it, the more you create it. You create what you concentrate upon, and concentration is not necessarily associated with thought. It is associated with attention.”
CARL: “So if you’re not listening, thus creating part of yourself to force you to pay attention to something, then again, like you said, you still may not be listening. This all kind of ties into bigger questions. How do you learn to listen? I can understand something intellectually and see my life and see my conflicts and struggles that I go through and see how ridiculous they are and see how I don’t need to feel that way, but bridging the gap between intellectually and actually feeling...”
ELIAS: “Being aware of your avenues of communication is one factor. You offer communications to yourself through many, many avenues, inwardly and outwardly. All of your outer senses are communication devices. They are mechanisms to provide you with information. All of your inner senses are also mechanisms to provide you with information, communications. Your emotions are communications. They are more obvious, for they also employ signals, feelings. The feeling that you experience in association with what you define as an emotion is a signal. That is signaling you that your telephone is ringing.
“Now; identifying what the signal is in one word indicates to you what to be evaluating in association with what the communication is. Intuition, impressions, impulses, these are also avenues of communication. Your physical body consciousness also offers you communications. Your imagination is another avenue of communication. Imagination is not fantasy; it is real. Whatever you can imagine actually exists. It may not in your physical reality, but it exists. These are all avenues of communication. That is one factor which is important to pay attention to.
“Remember, thought is NOT a communication. Thought is a translating mechanism. What you think is associated with where your attention is focused. It is translating some communications and where your attention is focused. That is the function of thought.
“Also, paying attention to what you are actually doing is another significant factor. Therefore, you are paying attention to what you are communicating to yourself and you are also paying attention to what you are actually doing or what you are not doing, paying attention to whether your attention is being flexible or not, whether it continues to focus in specific directions that are actually generating obstacles or hindrances in association with what you are doing, figuratively speaking. If you continue to concentrate your attention upon a wall that exists before you, you merely continue to collide with it over and over again.
“There are many factors to be aware of yourself and what you are actually doing. Many times individuals are not aware objectively of what they are doing until the point that they do actually generate some type of uncomfortable scenario or manifestation. But this is the point. That actually can be avoided if you are paying attention. This is not to say that you shall never again create an uncomfortable situation if you are genuinely paying attention. You may, but you may also choose to create an uncomfortable situation intentionally. That would be the difference, rather than creating an uncomfortable situation in association with ignoring or not paying attention.” [session 1810, July 29, 2005]
FRANK: “… my current situation in terms of my business, you know, my employment situation, has been flowing much more easily, and I was going to ask you, how did I go from where I was to where I am?
ELIAS: You are correct! (Chuckling)
Let me express to you, my friend, you shall always respond, or in your terms, answer you. It is merely a question of whether you are paying attention to the response that you are offering to yourself. But you, within self, as you create an objective communication with the subjective awareness, shall always provide yourself with a response. There is a continuous interaction and communication that is occurring between these two aspects of awareness.
FRANK: Okay, but the problem is, I don’t recognize the response?
ELIAS: It is not necessarily that you are not recognizing it, for in some aspects, you ARE recognizing of it. But you are not paying attention and you are not noticing what you are creating, for you are paying attention to your thoughts as the all-powerful expression of communication within you.
In this, you look to your thoughts as the method or the means of your provision of communication to yourself, but your thoughts merely incorporate one aspect of interaction that you create within yourself. And in actuality, your thoughts, although this is an expression of energy which holds strength, are not in actuality the majority of energy expression which communicates to your objective awareness.
But once again, this is one of the aspects of your reality that you have created which dominates your attention. This is another exhibition of singularity, which is extremely familiar to you all within this physical dimension. This is what you are familiar with in your creating – the creation of singularity.
You incorporate many physical outer senses. You singularly turn your attention to one or another to be dominant over all of your other physical senses. You hold many inner senses, and you turn your attention to one and engage one in dominance to the others....
FRANK: Can you give me an example of a different inner sense? (Pause)
ELIAS: A different inner sense from the identification of which as a beginning point?
FRANK: Well ... oh boy! Now you’ve got me confused! Well, you’re saying that ... okay, in this issue of singularity, that we tend to focus on the outer senses over the inner senses.
ELIAS: No, no, no, no, no! I am not expressing that you focus upon the outer senses more than the inner senses. I am merely expressing to you that in any expression, you focus upon one of the variety, and create a dominance in that expression.
If you are viewing your outer senses, I shall express to you, regardless of how you view yourself to be identifying that you are more responsive to your physical sense of hearing than you are to any other sense, in actuality, by overwhelming majority, most individuals within this physical dimension are focusing their attention upon the stimulus of their physical outer sense of vision in dominance to all of the other outer senses.
Now; I may also express to you, as you move your attention to the inner senses, most individuals within your physical dimension shall focus their attention upon the inner sense of empathic in dominance to the other inner senses.
FRANK: Okay, and I do the same thing?
ELIAS: Yes. In this, you also turn your attention to thoughts as your means of communication with self, and the thoughts dominate in your incorporation of communication avenues.
FRANK: What you’re saying is, that’s what I’m expecting. That’s how I’m expecting to get a response from my other portions, my subjective side of my being, through thought.
ELIAS: You are holding an expectation that you shall incorporate communication through thought, yes; and in this, not paying attention to the other avenues of communication and how they are expressed.
FRANK: Okay. Well, let’s try to get to an example here. Let’s say that my back is sore, which it has been lately, and so I give myself a suggestion or communicate to the subjective part of myself that I want to alleviate this physical symptom or know the reason for it or both of those things. What ways other than through thought might I get an answer? Can you explain that to me?
ELIAS: Now ... yes. In this, you have offered an example that is viable in this discussion, for as you incorporate this particular type of action, what are you expressing? You are automatically turning your attention to the communication of thought.
In this action that you have offered in example, you are first of all automatically moving into an expression of a lack of acceptance. You are expressing to yourself – through thought – an identification of duplicity, in labeling the affectingness that you are experiencing physically as bad or uncomfortable, and wishing to be, in your terms, uncreating of that action, affecting of it to be eliminating it, or altering the expression of it. It matters not how you term this. Your want is to be eliminating of what you have created, for you have automatically created an association in negativity, and you have created these communications to yourself through thought.
And I may express to you that many, many, many, many times, individuals are also automatically limiting their expression of affectingness of this situation, for first of all, you are allowing yourself an expression of singularity in merely accessing one avenue of communication which is quite limited, and that be the avenue of thought, and you are reinforcing the expression of duplicity through a lack of acceptance of what you are creating.
Now; in the expression of acceptance, the communication through thought many times becomes unnecessary. You may not even engage the action of thought as communication to yourself, if you are allowing yourself an acceptance of what you are creating.
FRANK: Well, I think I understand what you’re saying. However, I would just respond that when my back hurts, it’s hard to say, ‘I accept this.’ Maybe I don’t understand acceptance, but....
ELIAS: For you automatically deem this to be not good.
FRANK: (Laughing) That’s correct!
ELIAS: And I may express to you, as you continue to believe and express the reinforcement of energy in duplicity that this is a negative, you also continue to experience that action, for you continue to create it. You create....
FRANK: Well, but ... excuse me. But it seems that for me to objectively express anything else ... I mean, that’s the way I feel. I feel like it’s negative. So what are you saying? That I just say to myself, this is fine, this is okay, and it’s just great the way it is, when I can’t bend over to ... when it’s hard to bend over to pick something up off the floor?
ELIAS: I shall express to you quite literally that in the genuine expression of acceptance and the lack of association with limitation and what you view as this negativity, it shall not be affecting of you.
What you are creating in these actions is a physical obstacle. You are creating a physical limitation, and you are reinforcing this physical limitation through thought – and at times with the incorporation of emotion also – by your assessment that you are a victim, that you hold no control, that you are being dictated to by some other element, and therefore you hold no power, and you express this in your creation as a mirror of the influence of your belief.
This be the reason that I speak to you all so very much in association with your beliefs and your perception, for your beliefs influence your perception, and your perception creates your reality.
Therefore, you shall create what you concentrate upon, and I am not expressing concentration through thought. I am expressing what you believe. If you believe that you are creating painfulness within you and that this is bad, so it shall be.
It IS in actuality, quite genuinely, quite simple. But you complicate this concept, for you direct your attention very singularly, and you view that the method for your communication to yourself is to be concentrating your attention through your thoughts, and in this singularity, you are not paying attention to all of the other functions that you are creating, all of the other avenues of communication that you are creating.
FRANK: Are you talking about communication from the objective self to the subjective self, or the other way around?
FRANK: Both, okay. Okay, just again as an example, are you saying that one of the ways my subjective self communicates with me, like if I want ... maybe I create the situations, but then I don’t recognize them as containing a message for me?
ELIAS: (Intently) No. Your objective and your subjective are moving in harmony.
Now; let me offer you a very physical example. Let us hypothetically express that you choose to be walking across your room, and in this action, you create what you term to be an objective to move across your room and to be moving through a doorway.
In this action, your attention moves temporarily to some activity which may be occurring within the room. You continue to be physically walking towards the doorway, but your attention focuses upon the activity occurring within the room. As you continue forward within your physical movement, you walk into [a] collision with the doorway.
Now; has your subjective awareness directed your feet to be moving without your permission?
FRANK: You’re asking? Yes.
ELIAS: Ah! Therefore, you have held no awareness that you have chosen to be walking across the room.
FRANK: Well, when I started, I did!
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
FRANK: (Laughing) But halfway across, I started thinking about whatever, something else.
ELIAS: Ah, and therefore, some other elusive aspect of consciousness is directing you, and now you have become a victim.
FRANK: Okay, I see what you’re saying.
ELIAS: (Chuckling) For YOU are not choosing to continue to move your feet and walk across your room, and YOU are not participating – in the objective expression of you – in this action. Some OTHER aspect of you that is unknown to you is creating action FOR you, and therefore, you are subject to accident and mishap, and in this, you become victim.
I am expressing to you that your objective awareness is creating the choice to be moving across the room. There is no exchange, that the objective initially was in completeness of control, but has relayed the control to the subjective to be continuing in the action. Your objective awareness IS aware that you are continuing to be walking across the room.
Your attention is turned and is focused upon another action, which creates a situation of automatic response within your physical movement of your body consciousness, but no expression of [an] accident is occurring. You may move yourself into [a] collision with the doorway to be snapping your attention back into the direction which you were creating an intention of previously.
In this, there is no ‘game’ that is being played, with you as the pawn or the object of. You view your objective and your subjective awarenesses to be two other aspects of you which vie for position of who shall be controlling the actions of you the individual as the physical manifestation – (chuckling) your character[s] of the angel and the demon upon your shoulders which are expressing directions to you in opposition of each other – no!
I am expressing to you, they are both moving in harmony with each other simultaneously. What you are creating objectively, you are also creating subjectively, and vice versa. You are merely creating those actions within different types of imagery.” [session 693, September 18, 2000]
ELIAS: “Clarity, within your physical expression, is achieved in allowing yourself the awareness and the attention within the moment, the awareness of all that you are creating within the moment, which is expressed through not merely your actions, not merely your thoughts or your emotion, but is expressed in the whole of your being in each moment, and the allowance of yourself to be aware objectively of all of your movement.
There is much within each moment of your reality that you do not pay attention to. You focus your attention singularly, for this is familiar. This is not bad. It is familiar, and in this singularity of your attention, you choose certain expressions of communication that shall be the dominating forces within your reality.
You choose one inner sense that you shall pay more attention to than the other inner senses. You choose one outer sense that shall be dominant in your allowance of input and stimulation with. You choose an alternation of thought or emotion in different moments, and that one or the other in a particular moment shall be dominant.
In this, you hold a belief that you merely have a capability to be filtering and processing, so to speak, information in the expression of singular avenues within one time framework. You must be holding your attention within one expression, one area of communication, one behavior, for if you are not, you shall confuse yourself.
I say to you, you are directing many, many, many functions and avenues of communication continuously within every moment, and you shall not confuse yourself in your allowance of yourself to be paying attention to all of these avenues of communication and stimulus that you create within your reality.
You may create several behaviors within one moment, and this is not confusing to you. But within your assessment, if you are directing your attention in more than one area in one time framework, you shall be scattered and you shall be confused. This is a very limiting manner in which you direct your attention very singularly, and you create this out of familiarity.
But within this time framework, in this shift in consciousness, you have also chosen to be expanding that action, widening your awareness, and not holding to the singularity of all that is familiar within your reality.
… As you allow yourself a new recognition within yourself that there is no aspect of consciousness that shall be harmful to you, and that it is unnecessary to be expressing protection and guardedness, you shall also open your awareness to more of a fullness within your expressions and your interactions and your availability for information.
ROBIN: So you’re saying I’m always safe.
ELIAS: Yes. There is no aspect outside of you that creates any expression – and I am speaking to you quite literally – ANY expression – that is perpetrated upon you without your participation and permission and choice. If you are not choosing to be experiencing a particular action that you assess as hurtful, you shall not be experiencing that action, and in this, no other expression of consciousness creates that. YOU create that action within you.” [session 702, October 07, 2000]
ELIAS: “… You are ALWAYS offering yourself information.
Now; let me also express to you, in relation to this action of offering yourself information, at times you cease to pay attention to certain avenues of communication that you generally offer to yourself. You have become quite accustomed to the methodology, so to speak, of how you create your communication to yourself physically, and in this, in a manner of speaking, you become bored with the familiarity of your communication to yourself.
You engage your senses – your outer senses and your inner senses – as avenues of communication to yourself. You engage your impressions or your intuition, which you translate into thoughts, and this is another avenue of communication. You engage emotion as an avenue of communication, but generally speaking, you have geared your emotional expressions to be triggered by outside information. Therefore, you have incorporated the use of your emotions as a responsive type of communication to yourself.
In this, at times you may choose to be incorporating familiar avenues of communication with yourself, but in a different construct, one that gains your attention and holds your attention.
Generally speaking, you do not incorporate this type of action in the expression of joyfulness or pleasure. Generally speaking, if you are attempting to gain your attention, you shall incorporate an action or an avenue of communication with yourself that shall be displeasurable to you and that you shall dislike.
… And this shall quite efficiently gain your attention and hold your attention.
… Now; in creating a lack of motivation and an expression of frustration and anxiety, you gain your attention through an emotional expression which you dislike. But the emotional communication is being offered NOT in responsiveness or reaction to an outside event. But rather, you are creating this expression in [an] emotional quality in [a] similar manner to how you create your thoughts. But in time frameworks such as you are expressing presently, and within the design of your direction that you have chosen presently, you shall not pay attention to the thoughts.
It is quite easy to override the thoughts. It is also quite easy to be discounting of the thoughts, for you may easily move yourself into an identification of discounting yourself, and therefore you shall cease the thoughts altogether. Therefore, this is inefficient in gaining your attention.
It is more difficult to be overriding the expressions of emotions. You are less versed, so to speak, objectively in how to be manipulating emotions, and how to be overriding those expressions of emotions or altering them. Therefore, in your assessment, you exert less control over these expressions of emotions than you may over the communication of thought.” [session 707, October 17, 2000]
ELIAS: “… you DO believe that there are limitations upon your abilities. You occupy physical focus within a physical dimension, and in this, you believe that you also are incurred with physical limitations. You WISH to believe that there are no limitations. I may express to you, there ARE no limitations, but you do not believe this, (grinning) and this creates limitations.
Now; in this, I may speak to you for much time framework, and you shall continue to believe that you hold physical limitations, to the point that you express validation to yourself that you may accomplish, that you are not overestimating your abilities.
For although you may express intellectually that you may not overestimate your abilities, I may express to you presently, you do believe that this is arrogant, and therefore it IS possible to be overestimating your abilities, and the expression of that overestimation is bad ... and you are quite not alone in this expression! (Grinning)
For I may express to you that every individual present this evening also holds this belief, that there is a limitation to what you may create, and that you must be holding yourself in check, that you do not become arrogant, or that you do not allow that expression of self that you identify as ego to run away with you.
These are the beliefs that create obstacles and obstructions in your movement, and in your allowance of yourself to BE expressing your abilities. In actuality, you DO hold the ability to be creating whatever you may imagine.
You are not occupying a lower plane. You are not within physical focus as a punishment or as a learning experience, that you may move to a more enlightened plane. You are already enlightened. You already hold all of the information that is possible to be held, for you are already all of consciousness. Therefore, what shall you not accomplish, except for what you express to yourself that you cannot?
In this, ALL of you express limitations.
Now; I may express to you that you may begin to be moving these obstacles and obstructions from before you, in a manner of speaking, by genuinely familiarizing you with you, becoming aware of your beliefs in [a] genuine expression; not merely in theory or in concept, not merely within thought, but become familiar with yourself in all of the expressions of you.
You lean in the direction of identifying yourself and thinking that you are becoming familiar with you through thinking. Thought is merely one avenue of communication that you possess. There are many, many, many avenues of communication that you express and engage in this physical focus. You have created many types of expressions that offer you communication continuously, but you do not pay attention, for you are busying yourself paying attention to your thinking, and your thinking moves into analyzation and into dissection and into philosophizing, and you distract yourself, and you do not pay attention to the other expressions that are offering you information.
The two aspects of communication that you pay attention to the most within physical focus are your emotions and your thoughts. These are tremendous avenues of communication, but they are not the only avenues of communication.
In this, your beliefs, figuratively speaking, if being viewed in similar manner to entities in themselves – the aspects of your beliefs as we express them in analogies of birds within bird cages (1) – they are quite cunning, and they know your thoughts and your emotions also. YOU know your thoughts and your emotions, and you, through your beliefs, know quite well how to be manipulating your thoughts and emotions to be confirming and reinforcing what you believe.
Therefore, it is a circle. The manner in which you step out of the circle of this perpetuation is to become familiar with you, to recognize the beliefs that you hold; not merely those that appear surfacely, but as I have expressed this day also earlier, what motivates the expressions of these beliefs, for what is motivating of the surface expression of beliefs are underlying beliefs. Beliefs influence beliefs, and beliefs influence perception, and perception creates your reality, period.
Therefore, as you become aware of your motivation of your beliefs and what is underlying the surface expressions ... and I am not speaking of your science of psychology and your ‘subconscious’ expression!
I am speaking of your objective awareness, but that aspect of your objective awareness that you are not paying attention to. It is quite obvious. It is quite expressed within all of your focuses, but many actions, many elements are expressed within your focus that you pay little or no attention to objectively. They are automatic actions. They are automatic responses.
In this, you express that you face yourself with a crossroad, that you know not which direction to proceed within. You create difficulty and challenge in viewing and creating choices if you are not allowing yourself the objective recognition of what your choices are, and you allow yourself to view your choices by becoming familiar with you, not with all that is outside of you.
This is quite changeable imagery. It may change moment by moment, and it matters not. For you may create any expression of imagery outside of yourself, and you may change it momentarily, and it shall all be beneficial. It shall all be purposeful.
It matters not what you are creating outwardly. This is imagery that you are creating. In a manner of speaking, it is the illusion. It is the game.
What holds significance is you and the manipulation of your perception, and the recognition that your perception IS creating your reality, and the KNOWING that you hold choice. This is a powerful instrument, and also may be one of the most limiting, in the lack of recognition that you hold choice. (Pause)
Therefore, my friend, go forth! Seek your choice! Familiarize yourself with you. Allow yourself to identify what is the object of your desire, not merely your want.” [session 711, October 21, 2000]
ELIAS: “Be remembering, the imagery that you present to yourself in dreams is a translation into objective associations.
In this, the translation is of subjective actions. The subjective actions parallel simultaneously and are in harmony with the objective movement.
Even within the time frameworks that an individual may be creating the translation of imagery in association with another focus, they are purposefully creating that translation, as it parallels what they are also creating in that now within their objective movement.
Your subjective and objective do not ‘follow’ each other. They move simultaneously and they move in harmony to each other.
Therefore, as you create movement subjectively and you translate that movement objectively through dream imagery, you are communicating to yourself through another avenue the same information that you are communicating to yourself objectively.
Now; what is quite interesting in these situations is that individuals engage interaction with myself, and quite commonly and quite frequently present dream imagery for interpretation, for most of you view your dream imagery as obscure and abstract.
Therefore, you interpret that you present yourself with a challenge in attempting to interpret the imagery that you have presented to yourself.
In this, let me express to you, many, many, many times, what you are creating objectively may be more obscure and abstractly created than the simplicity and obviousness of your dream imagery!
… For within your waking state, you have become extremely creative in your ability to be obscuring and complicating your movement to sufficiently confuse yourself!
And I shall express to you, in that movement, for the most part, many, many, many of you – most of you, in actuality, even within this present time framework – have not yet moved yourselves into a continuous, consistent holding of your attention within the now, or an automatic expression of noticing, or a genuine expression of familiarity with yourselves.
This be the reason that you acknowledge yourselves in the action of noticing, for it is not automatic yet, and it continues to be an element that you notice – that you ARE noticing.
You are familiar with yourselves, in physical terms, in [a] small percentage of the objective capability of being familiar with yourselves.
In this, as you create your objective imagery in waking state – which you believe to be the ‘real’ expression, your ‘real life,’ so to speak, (chuckling) – many, many, many times you are not paying attention to what you are creating, and you are creating your imagery in obscurity, whereas you ARE paying attention to the imagery that you present to yourselves in dreams.
MARY: The feeling is what is holding most of the information in the dream state, wouldn’t you say?
ELIAS: I shall express to you that the underlying feeling and emotion that you present to yourself within dream imagery is a very large communication to you, as to the actual movement and identification of this dream imagery and its translation in communication with you.
I have stated recently that there are many, many avenues of communication that you offer to yourselves continuously within every moment of your participation within this physical reality, but you choose to hold your attention in very few avenues of communication.
In this, for the most part, you allow yourselves to pay attention to your thoughts and to your emotions, but these are merely two avenues of communication.
You also confuse yourselves tremendously, for you are incorporating the action of thought in a manner in which you have not designed it to be implemented. You incorporate thought at times to be analyzing emotion, at other times to be overriding emotion, at times to be eliminating emotion, and many times to be discounting of your movements.
Let me express to you, thought is one avenue of communication that you have created in this physical dimension.
Now; this is not to say that other physical dimensions do not incorporate some creations of thought, for they do. But you have created a very specific design of thought, within this physical dimension, as a tool.
It is a facilitating tool to be identifying. It offers you a means in which you may objectively identify other avenues of communication. It allows you one avenue of defining other avenues of communication. It is NOT designed to override other avenues of communication, which you incorporate many times.
MARY: That rings true to me. Does that mean that within my part, I kinda move in harmony, as far as not over-analyzing things? Because lots of times, this feels more real, just to let the analyzing of the thought part go, and just feel ... there’s a comfort in just knowing something, and it’s not ... it doesn’t even have to be clear. Even a vague knowing feels more comfortable to me.
ELIAS: Within your individual expression, this action is moving more in a natural flow of expression of energy for you.
Now; there are some individuals that incorporate a tremendous quantity of action in thought ... and I am not expressing to you or to any individual that the incorporation of thought, or the lack of incorporation of thought, may be better or worse.
… I am expressing that thought has been designed by you, through choice in this physical dimension, as a function of communication, but merely ONE function of communication, and this communication is designed in actuality to offer you information in clarity, in definition and identification, not as a replacement for other avenues of communication.” [session 720, November 07, 2000]
DEANE: “Very early in the morning a few days ago, I was sleeping and saw this gentleman standing in nothingness. He said, ‘Are you awake?’ He startled me and I awoke, never getting back to sleep. I thought this guy looked suspiciously like the probable self I encountered that you spoke of in session 383. (2) Would you tell me what this was all about?
ELIAS: What is your impression, other than that this is a probable self?
DEANE: Well, I’m rather empty there. I was looking for information. I sensed that there might be some there, but there wasn’t anything there. I thought it was a little strange. I’m not sure if he was that particular probable self, or if he was just someone who looked like him.
ELIAS: It is the probable self, first of all.
Now; the key is that you hold an impression that there is information which is being offered, but you view nothing. Now, my friend, you are quite accomplished at creating analytical games!
DEANE: (Laughing) I’ve done that before!
ELIAS: Ah, I am aware! And you amuse yourself quite often in your analyzation of concepts, of actions, of your reality. In this, you are continuously seeking out what you view to be the underlying motivations and the insidious, correct?
DEANE: Ah, yes. That’s an excellent word, and that very much describes that. Insidious, yes.
Now; (laughing) incorporate your tremendous ability in these directions to be exploring YOU, for you do incorporate quite an accomplished exhibition of these qualities of analyzation and investigation of the insidiousness of all that is within your reality. But you are always searching for the suspicious! (Chuckling)
… Now; in continuing in this subject matter in relation to your experience with this probable self, what you are offering to yourself in this experience is an opportunity to engage these actions – these qualities that you exhibit so very easily and that you have developed throughout your focus – and apply them in a different manner. Apply them to not seeking out ‘things,’ but the seeking out of you and the other avenues of communication that you offer to yourself, not merely thought or emotion.
You direct your attention quite strongly – and to the exclusion of many other expressions – through the avenue of thought. You couple this at times with your emotional expressions, which you thusly create an interpretation or translation to yourself in relation to your emotional expression, or that which you yourself identify as your feelings. You identify this or define this coupling of the thought and emotion expression as a communication of your intuition at times, and I am expressing to you that you are beginning to offer yourself experiences and information to direct your attention in other areas.
You communicate with yourself in many more directions and through many more avenues than merely thought and emotion, and in this, [in] allowing yourself to turn your attention and explore and examine and investigate and evaluate these other avenues of communication, you also may re-evaluate the communication of thought, for thought many times is channeled in an expression of energy NOT in alignment with its design of purpose within this physical dimension.
Therefore, the energy that you focus in the action and creation of thought may be distracting. It also may be distorting. It also may be confusing, in your analyzation and your evaluations of different expressions, experiences, and concepts.
(Intently) Thought is a construct of physical dimension to be a clarifying communication and defining communication of the base elements of your reality.
One moment, my friend. Offer to yourself and to me now, within your thoughts, and allow yourself to recognize what I have defined to you are the base elements of your physical dimension in this reality. They are what?
DEANE: The base elements of our physical reality are emotions and the things we create, the physicality, right?
ELIAS: The base elements of your reality in this physical dimension – the base constructs of your reality – are sexuality and emotion.
DEANE: I gotcha.
ELIAS: You have not nor shall you futurely hear from myself that the base element or one of the base elements of your reality in this physical dimension is thought. It is not. This is a construct that you have created for clarification and definition OF the base constructs or elements of your reality. It is a tool that you incorporate in communication. It is a tool that you incorporate to define, to clarify, and to translate in some aspects the expressions of sexuality and emotion, which ARE the base elements of your reality.
Now; your attention has moved to the expression of thought so fully that you have created an expression of thought to the exclusion of your awareness objectively of other avenues of communication. …
DEANE: I wondered what had happened, because it seemed like that previous dimension of – I’m just gonna call it stuff – since we first met, the new experiences and the expanded awareness are missing now. I know they’re really not missing, but I understand what you’re saying.
ELIAS: For this is the direction of your attention. You move your attention to the familiar, and the familiar is to be directed in the energy of thought and the expression of thought. This is familiar and comfortable, and in this, you allow yourself to move into those designs of thought which are distracting and which move you into confusion, for you are not incorporating the tool in the manner in which it is and has been designed.” [session 731, November 28, 2000]
ELIAS: “Another avenue of communication which is expressed within all of you is your emotional expressions. Your emotions are not reactionary. They are not reactions to events or to situations. They are an avenue of communication, and in this, they communicate the movement of your subjective awareness in harmony and in conjunction with your objective awareness.
EDWARD: So they’re like an alarm system for your belief systems. They are alarms for your beliefs.
ELIAS: They are not necessarily an alarm system, for this is an expression [of] being reactionary, and they are not reactionary. They are not reactions. They are an avenue of communication to your perception. You are creating objectively in one manner, and creating a type of imagery physically, objectively, and the communication of the subjective is offered through the expression of your emotional qualities.
EDWARD: Well, the range then, in different people – I mean, from people I know that basically have almost no emotions to people who have almost raw emotions – is that just their belief system?
ELIAS: Not necessarily. Let me express to you once again, emotions are an avenue of communication.
What do you create within your thoughts or within your language, objectively, outwardly, in communication? If you are not listening, you shall repeat the communication. If you hold a perception that another individual that you are conversing with is not paying attention or listening, you may continue to express repeatedly to them if you hold a perception that there is an importance in that communication.
If you are not listening to yourself within your own thoughts or if you are doubting your ability in memory in conjunction with your thoughts, you repeat, and this reinforces you in creating a movement with your perception to be paying attention.
Your emotions are another avenue of communication. They are not reactionary. Therefore, if you are not paying attention or if you are not allowing the flow, you are denying your reception of that communication, [and] the communication continues.
Let me express to you, this also is quite a creation of the translation which is expressed through your perception and influenced by your beliefs.
If you are creating an association of any movement, any choice within your manifestation that may be identified or labeled in your reality as good and as pleasant, any choice in which you communicate to yourself, as an example, happiness, you receive that communication immediately. It is unnecessary to continue to be communicating that to yourself. Therefore, you are not continuously creating an emotion of happiness, so to speak, or elation, for you have received the message. You have accepted the communication. It is acknowledged. Therefore, why shall you continue to repeat the communication? It has been received.
As you create a choice within your reality that you perceive as painful or negative, your automatic response is to be not accepting, and therefore denying.
You create an emotion, which is the communication, in harmony, expressing to you the subjective movement – which is the same communication you are offering to yourself objectively, in that awareness – and you wish not to be paying attention to what you are creating objectively, and you are denying of the acceptance or reception of the communication which is being offered subjectively, which manifests in the emotional expression. Therefore, it continues, and at times becomes louder. It becomes more intense and more intense, for you are not accepting. You are expressing, ‘No, no, no!’ and as you express, ‘No, I deny this communication,’ your subjective awareness – which is not hidden from you or subconscious! – continues to offer the message.
EDWARD: What do you do with the message?
ELIAS: Acknowledge and accept. It is not a question of action, necessarily.
EDWARD: Oh! Gotcha. Okay. ‘Cause I was thinking that you were trying to tell me that I’m supposed to do something with it.
EDWARD: Only most of the time, doing something with that negative emotion becomes an outward manifestation of anger.
ELIAS: Or, it is not accomplishing ...
ELIAS: ... of what you wish to be accomplishing.
EDWARD: Right. So you’re saying, acknowledge it. I’m feeling this way. My body is telling me this. Accept what I’m feeling....
ELIAS: (Firmly) It is a communication. It is not a reaction. It is not good or bad. It is a communication!
If you are so choosing, you may allow yourself to identify what it is communicating to you, as influenced through your belief systems, and how that is being translated and interpreted by your perception, and therefore creating a reality in relation to it. But in this, it is merely a movement of acceptance and reception of the communication.” [session 737, December 09, 2000]
GAIL: “… when Danny and I are together and I look into his eyes, it’s like, it’s kind of strange. Energy exchanges between us that makes this really strong connection within energy, and when we look away from each other, it feels like fabric just ripping apart, and it hurts until we look back into each other’s eyes. There’s just so much in them. It seems like the whole world is inside of them, sort of. I see joy and freedom, sometimes I see sadness – it’s like a multitude of imagery that I get, but mostly there’s like this energy connection that happens, especially between him and I, but it happens with other people as well. But it’s like when you look into their eyes, you see their world, sort of, and my own world within it.
ELIAS: If you are allowing yourself; you are quite correct.
I may express to you, there are many avenues of communication that you each offer to yourselves and in relation to each other.
In this, for the most part, you pay attention generally to merely two, that of thought and that of language, and you view these to be exclusive in the expression of communication. I may express to you, there are many avenues that you provide yourselves with to be communicating with yourselves and with each other.
You may be allowing yourself to incorporate more than one outer sense to be creating an actual interaction and communication, and it may be equally as clear and understood as other avenues of communication. You are extremely diverse beings, and hold tremendous abilities for expression in many, many different manners.
Your vision is a powerful tool that you have created within your physical expression. It offers you communication and information continuously. But at times, you may incorporate an action – such as you have allowed yourself – in paying attention to other expressions of your vision that may be more fully expressed than merely viewing outside manifestations, so to speak, or as an aid to identification of different expressions within your world, or identification of movements. You may allow yourself to incorporate much more of what may be offered to you through this avenue of communication within your vision.
In this, your vision, your eyes, may be allowed to interact with all of your energy expression, and may in actuality even be affecting of your physical expression – your physical body, your functioning of your physical body. The mere allowance of communication through vision may be affecting of your breath, it may be affecting of your muscles, it may be affecting of your heartbeat. It may be offering you an avenue of communication that needs no incorporation of thought.
GAIL: That seems to be the big one for me. When we look into each other’s eyes, it’s like we’re talking without using words or thought. It’s just an understanding, like right away, without using all those other tools, so to speak.
ELIAS: Correct. There are avenues of communication that may be enacted much more rapidly than thought or language. Thought and language are relatively slow.” [session 739, December 15, 2000]
ELIAS: “… I have defined recently within this forum, the function of emotion is not reaction.
The function of emotion within this physical dimension is an avenue of communication from the subjective to the objective awareness. There is a continuous input of communication from the subjective to the objective through the avenue of emotion.
In this, an individual of thought-focus or political-focus or religious-focus holding the orientation of soft shall be expressing that emotional communication in different manner and many times more often than an individual that may be of those three types of focuses but holding the orientation of common or intermediate, for the subjective and objective are held in equal attention.
Therefore, the attention is acknowledging that communication continuously, even though the individual may not be emotionally-focused. They may not be processing their communications through the identification of emotion first, but they are paying attention to that communication continuously.
In a manner of speaking, I have offered an analogy previously with another individual, of viewing an individual holding the orientation of soft as being a very, very shallow pond, in which the ground of the pond or the bottom of the pond is quite visible to the surface of the pond.
The bottom of the pond may be likened to the attention of the subjective, and the surface of the pond to the attention of the objective awareness, and within this particular pond, they are so closely associated that from the vantage point, figuratively speaking, of the objective, the subjective is always within view.
The pebbles upon the ground of your pond are quite visible continuously, and this is expressed through the continuous communication of emotion.
Now; this is significant that you allow yourself to be assimilating this information, for it shall offer you a clearer identification of yourself, and a recognition that these aspects of yourself are not separated. One is not creating any expression within your physical reality that the other is not simultaneously creating. (Pause)
Within yourself, the exchange which is occurring in relation to perception may be expressed in both directions.
I may express to you, within the expression of an individual that holds the orientation of intermediate, the perception moves in an association, in a manner of speaking, that the subjective shall create the initial direction, and the objective shall express the physical manifestation of that direction.
Let me be clear – this is figuratively speaking, for one does not follow the other. But in the manner of attention, the attention is held more in strength with the subjective, and therefore, this is more of the directing force of the perception with an individual holding the orientation of intermediate.
With an individual holding the orientation of common, the attention is held more fully or in strength in the objective. Therefore, this is more directing, in a manner of speaking; not that the subjective follows the objective, but figuratively speaking, we may say that the objective may create many expressions first, and the subjective shall be compliant with those creations.
In the orientation of soft, you create both. At times the objective may assume the lead, so to speak, and at times the subjective may assume the lead. At times your attention is focused equally in both areas of awareness. At times you may move your attention to be more dominant in one or the other. For the most part, your attention is equal in both areas of awareness.
You objectively have not allowed yourself to understand and recognize the translation.
FRANK: Translation how? Translation subjectively?
ELIAS: The translation that you create objectively and subjectively. Your subjective awareness is continuously in communication with you, but you move your attention into thought and you move your attention into language, and within thought and language, you view that this is the identification of communication.
This is your interpretation, your translation of how you identify any avenue of communication within you. If you do not translate a communication into thought, you do not identify it as a communication.
FRANK: Right. True.
ELIAS: This is not to say that the communication is not occurring. It is.
FRANK: All the time.
ELIAS: Yes, and you ARE objectively aware of it! As you yourself have stated, you are aware that your physical body is offering you a continuous communication.
ELIAS: But you are creating confusion and difficulty and challenges in that translation, for your thoughts are not understanding the communication, and you are not offering yourself a translation through thought. It is not necessary to be translating all of your communications into thought.
(Intently) This is key within your orientation, that you allow yourself the recognition that these different aspects of yourself are not separated. They are all one you, and in this, the communication is occurring continuously, and as you continue to not accept the communication, you continue to offer the communication to yourself.
Hear what I am expressing to you, Christian [Frank]. You are not receiving the communication. It is not being offered to you through thought. It is being offered to you through other avenues, and you are not receiving it, and therefore it continues to express itself.
FRANK: When you say I’m not receiving it, do you mean ... what do you mean?
ELIAS: Let me offer to you another example that has been offered within a recent discussion with myself and William [Gail]. William [Gail] has offered dream imagery which you shall be privy to futurely in transcription.
ELIAS: In this, William [Gail] has offered imagery to himself in the form of a telephone that is continuously ringing but that he does not answer, and therefore it continues to ring. This imagery that he has presented to himself is very similar to what I am expressing to you. (3)
You are offering yourself communications, emotionally and physically, and you are not receiving the communication, and in like manner to the ringing telephone, as it is not received, it continues to ring.
As you do not engage your telephone and receive the communication of the call, so to speak, the telephone continues to express the communication in ringing. Once you receive the communication, once you acknowledge the communication and you in your physical terms pick up your telephone receiver, the ringing discontinues, for it need not be attaining your attention to be delivering the message any longer.
You have opened yourself to the reception of the message. The ringing is the signal.
FRANK: So my symptoms [i.e. difficulty breathing] are the signal.
ELIAS: The physical manifestations and the communication of the emotion are the signal. They are offering you a communication. As you refuse to accept the communication, the communication continues.
FRANK: How can I not be ... how can I be refusing to accept it? I’m acknowledging it. I know it’s there. I know I’m creating it.
ELIAS: You are acknowledging that the ringing is occurring.
FRANK: Right, okay. (Elias chuckles) But how do I pick up the phone, then?
ELIAS: Ah! This is the movement of paying attention to you and becoming familiar with you; listening to the different avenues of communication not as separate from each other, but as expressions that are created together in relation to each other, not as reactions, but as different avenues of communication that you are offering to yourself simultaneously.
You ARE paying attention to the ringing in the physical manifestation, and you are acknowledging: ‘This telephone is ringing, ringing, ringing, ringing. I am noticing that it is ringing.’ But you are not receiving this communication.
You also create another ringing, ringing within your emotional communication, but you view that to be reactionary, and therefore you are not listening to that in what it is expressing to you.
You are paying attention to the signal with the physical manifestation, but you are not recognizing that the communication to be received is also being expressed within the emotional communication. Therefore, your attention continues in the noticing of the signal, but not in the recognition of the message.
The message is expressed through the emotional communication, and that is a communication of acknowledgment and validation of the movement of your interaction and influence of your beliefs, which are speaking to your perception and creating an actual physical reality.
The perception is created within your physical dimension objectively, but as the subjective is so very closely associated in your expression of orientation, it is offering a communication to you quite frequently as to what you are in the moment creating, in association with your beliefs, in influence to the objective perception.
Your subjective IS communicating to you information of how your perception is translating those beliefs, but you are not paying attention to that communication, for you have defined it as reactionary and not as communication.
Therefore, as you turn your attention and allow yourself the recognition that you are creating an actual communication, not reacting to what you are creating, you may be allowing yourself a new opening to your own awareness of self, a new awareness of how you are creating – and WHY you are creating – what you are creating.
I shall express to you also, it may be beneficial to you – and I shall be advocating this suggestion – that you allow yourself to be discussing this particular information with Michael [Mary]. For I have stated recently, but shall state now, as it shall be incorporated into transcription, and [my] previous statement was not chosen to be entered into transcription: The engagement of this phenomenon with this individual manifest of the essence of Michael [Mary] is no accident. This phenomenon that is engaged with Michael [Mary] in this focus has been purposefully chosen, as I have stated previously.
In this exchange, Michael [Mary] provides another aspect of the phenomenon itself, in allowing himself to be incorporated in many situations as an example. I have stated previously several times, Michael [Mary] allows himself a very swift movement in relation to this information and his ability to be incorporating it into his objective reality and into the movement of his physical focus.
His participation in this phenomenon is not merely to be offering an avenue of communication from myself to all of you, but his participation in this phenomenon also is the allowance of himself within this physical focus to be viewed and incorporated as an example to other individuals, for he does hold a tremendous ability to assimilate this information and offer to you an avenue of translation that you may view and that you may interact with.
I am non-physically focused as essence. I do not provide you with a physical example of this information. I provide you with information that you inquire of. But for the most part, without the physical incorporation of experience within your physical dimension, the information that I offer to you remains as concept until you allow yourselves examples through experience.” [session 743, December 17, 2000]
FRANK: “… what are the other avenues of communication?
ELIAS: I shall express to you, you have created an intricate design of physical reality.
You within yourselves have created a physical body that incorporates outer senses and inner senses, which are ALL objective communications to yourselves. And as I have been offering [in] information recently, another very expressive avenue of communication that you pay LITTLE attention to and is one of your MOST expressive avenues of communication are your emotions.
Your emotions, once again, as I have stated many times recently with individuals, are not reactions. They are not responses; they are not reactions. They are communications. But as you define them to be reactionary, you are not paying attention to what they are expressing to you. You view them merely to be a gauge as to your state of being, and they are not a gauge of your state of being. They are an actual communication, which is expressed objectively, from the subjective awareness to the objective awareness.
FRANK: Okay. Well, explain this. How do I go about interpreting this communication? Let’s say I wake up one morning and I just feel terrific, or another morning I wake up and I emotionally feel sort of depressed. How do I interpret that communication?
ELIAS: This is the function of your intellect. This is the function, in actuality, of your creation of thoughts. It provides you with the avenue of interpretation.
Thought has not been designed as an actual avenue of communication in itself. (4) It is a function of interpretation and an offering of allowance for understanding within you as to the identification and interpretation of these other avenues of communication ... although many times it is unnecessary to be engaging this action of thought to be interpreting of the communications.
But in relation to your emotional communications, as you create an emotion, as you recognize that this is a communication and not a reaction and also not a gauge as to your state of being, this in itself offers different information to your thought process, and your thoughts automatically engage a different type of movement in the recognition of that communication.
As you define an emotion of anxiety, so to speak ... as you state, you may awake within your morning and experience this feeling or this emotion of anxiety or depression.
In this, as you identify that as a gauge and as a reaction to your state of being, your thoughts move in automatic function and merely express to you an identification of the feeling, so to speak, and your thought identifies no further, for it is merely identifying a reaction to your state of being. Therefore, it engages no more information in interpretation.
As you allow yourself to be recognizing that this is not a reaction, it is not a gauge, your thoughts automatically move in a different expression, and in this, the interpretation begins with a question as to what the communication is, and as the communication continues, the thought process continues its interpretation of that communication. You engage questioning and you engage answering within yourself in relation to the communication.
The difficulty or the miscommunication which is expressed is in the identification of the definition of what is occurring, and as you view the emotion to not be a communication, you do not receive the communication or the message, so to speak.
FRANK: So are you saying the emotion is sort of like a knock on the door, and instead of opening the door and getting the rest of it, you just say somebody knocked on the door and then ignore it?
FRANK: Ah, okay. So in other words, if you recognize what this emotion is all about, then there’s more to come afterwards that will deliver whatever the message was.
ELIAS: Correct. You shall offer yourself much more information.
This is a valuable avenue and a quite efficient avenue of communication within yourself that you have all designed within this physical dimension.
I shall state once again, I have offered to you all an identification of the base elements of your physical reality in this particular dimension, and they are sexuality and emotion, not thought. Thought is a tool that you have created for interpretation, identification, and definition, not as a base element and expression of your physical reality.” [session 746, December 22, 2000]
SUE: “I want to talk to you about a problem I’ve been having. Specifically, on Friday I left my backpack on the train, and I lost my purse and my keys and my glasses and various other objects, and I was really upset about it; not just because it’s a hassle to replace everything and it’s a loss of money, but because this is like the fourth time this year that I’ve lost things.
In most cases, it’s just leaving something. I left my purse in a shopping cart back in January, and that was returned to me. Then I lost my student I.D., and that was returned to me a couple of months ago. Then about a month ago, I left a shopping bag full of stuff on the train, and I didn’t get that back. And now I’ve lost my backpack and purse on the train. I just want to know why I seem determined to leave my possessions everywhere!
ELIAS: … There are many expressions that are being created in the one action of this type of imagery.
In your individual example of losing, so to speak, personal belongings and repeating that action, you present to yourself a communication in relation to your own movement in addressing to aspects of duplicity, in an involvement of many more expressions than merely an automatic discounting of yourself or an irritation or frustration in the action itself and what you view you must be accomplishing in replacement of these belongings.
For in actuality, you offer yourself many communications. One, in association with repetition, is beneficial to gaining your attention. Repetition is beneficial to the facilitation of your learning process. Repetition offers you a method in which you may allow yourself to be examining your actions and choices and automatic responses more efficiently.
These are your associations. They are not necessarily the situation, but they are the associations that you hold in relation to your individual beliefs.
In this also, your perception draws to it all of the other communications that you are offering to yourself – your emotional communication, your assessment of yourself in your abilities or your lack of abilities, one being your ability in the function of attention and memory, in which you create this type of action of losing an object, and your automatic association is that you are not paying attention enough and that you are discounting of your ability of recall.
For were you engaging memory and attention coupled together, in your assessment, you would not leave the object in a particular location. You would allow yourself to be paying attention and recalling that you have carried that object with you, and therefore you shall retain it as you move on to a new location, correct?
ELIAS: Therefore, there is an automatic association with your lacking in certain abilities and expressions.
Let me express to you, most of the associations that you create and most of the communications that you create in each of these actions are not expressed through thought. You do not turn your attention to the identification and evaluation of all that you are creating through a thought process. But this is not to say that all of these expressions are not occurring, for they are.
There are many, many, many associations that are being expressed in each of these events individually.
Now; another aspect of association which is automatically expressed is the association of being the victim of yourself.
SUE: Yes. That struck me really strongly, that this is not a case of people taking things from me. I mean, in some cases, they have given things back that they found, and in some cases they haven’t, but it was something that I initially did.
SUE: That was really clear. A victim of myself ... yeah, that says a lot of things that I see about myself. I don’t think of myself as a victim of other people, but I often see myself as my own victim.
In this, let me express to you, you offer this type of imagery to yourself to emphasize that association to yourself, and offer yourself information that this is an automatic response and that you do hold choice. For the expression of victim is the association within your perception that you do not hold choice, or that you do not view what your choices are.
In this, I may express to you, many, many, many individuals throughout your globe are presenting this particular challenge to themselves quite strongly, for you have moved yourselves in many of your societies into an alignment with psychological expressions in which you camouflage your individual association with being a victim.
Therefore, you objectively express to yourselves that you do not participate in that type of action or that type of role. You do not view yourselves individually as being a victim, and you view this term in quite negative associations, and you associate that identification of a victim as a weakness. Therefore, you express to yourselves quite strongly objectively that you do not participate in that type of role or action.
But I shall express to you that one large aspect of the belief system of duplicity IS the expression of victim, and although many, many, many individuals do not view themselves as creating that role or participating in that role or offering energy to that expression, you do, and you do not allow yourselves to view how you are expressing that automatically within your movements and within your creations and your associations within yourselves.
Therefore, you continue to create that type of expression, for it is an automatic response. It requires no thought – and no association in action, many times – to be creating this particular role within the individual self as a victim.
Therefore, you have quite creatively and quite efficiently engaged in types of imagery that shall allow you a clear and objectively obvious and simple example in how you automatically create these associations.
This in actuality is quite beneficial, for if you are not recognizing your automatic responses to your creations and your choices, you shall also not allow yourself the recognition of your freedom of choice, and therefore you shall hinder your movement into an expression of freedom.
Once you allow yourself to notice what you are creating, and you allow yourself to be paying attention and familiarizing yourself with your own individual automatic responses, this movement in itself offers you more choices.
SUE: Okay. So in this case, what I’ve shown to myself is that I don’t make myself a victim of others, and I’m not even making myself a victim of circumstances. It’s a really clear case of making myself my own victim, of doing things to myself, and that that’s kind of a pattern that I need to be aware of?
SUE: Okay, that makes sense to me. That makes a lot of sense. Yeah, because I ... yes! (Laughing)
ELIAS: In this, also allow yourself to view the challenge and the difficulty that you present to yourself each time you create this movement in being a victim to yourself. Each time any individual moves themselves into this association, this role, this experience, this expression of viewing themselves or perceiving themselves to be a victim of any expression, be it through circumstance or other individuals or of yourself, you deny yourself choice, and therefore you create difficulty in your movement.
In this situation, you have presented to yourself quite clear objective imagery in which you may identify your movement into the association of a victim of your own creations, and how you subsequently create thickness, difficulty, hindrances, and much more of a laborious expression of energy in relation to what you have created as the victim, correct?
SUE: Yes. Yeah, after it happened, I was upset, too, because back when I lost my purse last winter, I thought, gee, I should keep like one credit card in my purse, and I should keep some cash around the house and things like that, and I didn’t do any of it. So when this happened, I found myself with no active money, and even though I had money in the bank, I couldn’t get to it, and I was very upset because I felt that if I had learned from that other experience, I wouldn’t have been in as much trouble this time around.
ELIAS: Ah! But let me offer to you a different perspective upon what you have created. For in this, once again, you are automatically chastising and discounting of yourself, expressing to yourself [that] if you had followed your ideas in association with these physical expressions of duplicate items, or reserving some expression of finance or money in an accessible location, or not carrying with you all of these items continuously in the pouch, you would have offered yourself what? An expression of protection.
SUE: Yeah, and I think that’s why I didn’t do it last winter. I remember thinking, well, I could do that, and then I thought no, I don’t like being paranoid, because if I do that, then I’m assuming this will happen again.
SUE: So I didn’t do that, but then it happened again anyway, so that just made me more upset. I felt like I should have listened to those impulses.
ELIAS: Ah, but these expressions were not impulses. This was a thought process that you engaged in association with the creation itself, with the choice itself to be a victim and the denial of your choices, and your automatic response in that moment was a thought process in association with protection.
Now; you have chosen objectively to not be creating that movement into an expression of protection, recognizing that that type of movement and expression merely reinforces what you are creating.
But you also stopped at that point and did not allow yourself to be listening to the communication that you were offering to yourself in association with this role that you were creating as the victim.
Therefore, you present yourself with partial information, and you acknowledge yourself that you are not reinforcing or creating an additional expression of energy in the association with protection, recognizing what that expression may create.
But you also were not continuing in that recognition and engaging the tool of the thought process to be defining and identifying the other information that you were offering to yourself in the event through other avenues of communication.
Your thought process is designed as an objective tool to be helpful to you in defining and identifying the other avenues of communication that you offer to yourself, of which you engage many.
In this, your attention held to the event and turned to the discounting of self, stopping in a furthering of discounting of self and allowing yourself not to engage the movement of protection, but holding in merely viewing the event, and not in actuality paying attention to the message that you are offering to yourself in your choice. Are you understanding?
SUE: I think so, yeah. ‘Cause I didn’t look at what had really caused ... why I’d really done it to begin with. It’s interesting, too, that when I lost my purse back in January, I remember feeling very strongly like, ‘Well, things like this don’t happen to me, and if they do, then it works out well.’ And sure enough, that evening, somebody called me and got my purse back to me. So it was like even though I felt that I’d been my own victim, I felt that somebody else was going to help me out and get the stuff back to me.
ELIAS: Quite, and rescue you!
SUE: Yeah, and this time I kind of felt like my luck had run out, and I also felt like ... it upset me that I just didn’t think that was going to happen this time, and it hasn’t happened, and I feel like I’m not trusting myself to get the stuff back to me or to resolve it as easily as last time.
ELIAS: Ah, but this offers you another aspect of information. For in part, you express to yourself, ‘I do not create in this manner, and shall I create in this manner, I shall also resolve this situation.’ But then you move into the expression of associating that another individual or some action outside of you shall rescue you and shall create the favorable solution.
In this, you chose to not be listening to the message. The message is expressing to you an identification that you do at times create this role and association of victim with yourself, in relation to yourself being a victim of yourself.
Now; in being a victim of yourself, you also look to yourself to resolve that situation – or in your terms, rescue yourself from this role of the victim – and the manner in which you create this is to be recognizing those automatic actions and responses that create your association with being a victim of yourself, and in that, allow yourself to recognize your choices. And in this, how you rescue yourself is not to be creating the association of the victim.
But let me express to you also in quite physical [and] what you may term to be practical terms, recognizing that you and other individuals are addressing to automatic responses, and therefore at times you may be creating another automatic response, and you may view yourself to be in a similar experience once again.
Now; in these types of experiences, rather than expressing to yourself the other automatic responses once again and creating the repetition once again of discounting yourself, of becoming frustrated in your actions and expressing irritation within yourself that you have once again created a similar expression, allow yourself to stop and listen to what you are communicating to yourself. Allow yourself to acknowledge the message.
Once the message is acknowledged, it is unnecessary to be continuing to present it to yourself.” [session 750, January 02, 2001]
NICKY: “I’ve had interesting occurrences with my teeth. I have frightful, short-lived pain in my head, and since then, it’s like I’m momentarily, periodically disoriented, which I associate with that pain, but I’m not really sure if it’s that or just the disorientation that I experience periodically. But the very next day, I set the top of my head on fire.
Then I feel like at times, in moments, like I’m letting myself know that I’m going to be preparing myself for disengagement. Then I’m in a very emotional and withdrawn state. I can talk periodically with people, but most of the time in the past month or so, I would really rather be by myself. I’m just really topsy-turvy at times, and what I’d like to know is if I could have your help and insight and advice. That would be helpful me now. (Elias chuckles) I know you think it’s funny! (Laughing)
ELIAS: Creating quite interesting imagery, are you not?
NICKY: Yes! (Laughing) And it’s come to the point where I can’t even make sense of anything anymore. Mary and I were just talking, and it’s like ... you know, I found the perfect word, I was telling her – mitote – and it’s like, that’s the perfect word! Total chaos in my head! I’ve got five million things in my head! (5)
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha!
NICKY: That’s funny too, huh? (Laughing)
ELIAS: Let me express to you first of all, in relation to your withdrawal from other individuals and your creation of movement in what you identify as a desire for aloneness physically, I say to you to allow yourself permission to create that movement.
What you are creating is a struggle. You are fighting with yourself, and in this, the incessant chatter that you are experiencing within you is an expression of continuous battle.
Now; you are creating a movement inwardly, that you desire to be allowing yourself to become intimately familiar with you. Your desire moves in an expression of wanting to create an intimate relationship with YOU.
This is an unfamiliar action, and you are not entirely objectively receiving the message that you are offering to yourself.
The message that you are attempting to be expressing to yourself is that you wish to be creating a relationship with self similar to your identification of a relationship that you may be creating with another individual.
Now; as this is the direction in which you are offering yourself a communication – but not entirely objectively receiving – you have created a type of association within you which appears to fragment yourself, in a manner of speaking, objectively, in which you view yourself interacting with yourself in a manner as though you were more than one individual.
You create this type of fragmented interaction with yourself, for there is a slight identification underlying in which you do recognize that you wish to be creating this intimate relationship with yourself in like manner to relationships that you create with other individuals. But in a manner of speaking, this concept becomes confused within you, for your association within yourself questions how you may be accomplishing that type of action, for you are one individual.
NICKY: Exactly. That did come across my mind.
ELIAS: Therefore, how may you be creating a relationship with yourself in similar manner to creating a relationship with another individual, as there is no participation of another individual, but merely the one you?
Now; in this confusion, you turn your attention outward and you project energy into interaction with other individuals, this being an expression that you create in an attempt to quell this movement or to satisfy this desire to be creating a relationship, but the word relationship implies in your definition an interaction with more than one entity.
Therefore, in an attempt to be satisfying that definition of that term of relationship, you distract yourself in turning your attention outwardly and interacting with other individuals. But this is not satisfying, for this is not the direction of your attention that you wish to be creating.
In this, the confusion persists. You continue to segment yourself in an attempt to create different entities that shall comply with the term of relationship in your definition, but this creates a contribution to the confusion objectively, and in fatigue of all of this confusion, you view yourself to be retreating in the expression of being alone physically or individually.
And once creating that situation of allowing yourself to be alone with yourself, in a manner of speaking, you allow your thoughts and influences of your beliefs to be expressing to you and influencing your perception of yourself – that you are creating an inappropriate and a wrong action, that you are isolating yourself, which complies with psychological beliefs that you hold that this is unhealthy, and that you are retreating within yourself and that this is not good, for this shall incorporate aspects or the beginnings of what you identify or define as depression, and as you incorporate confusion and disorientation, you reinforce the psychological beliefs, in that the action you are choosing – to be alone with you – is unacceptable.
Now; I shall express to you, what may be helpful and less conflicting within your movement is to allow yourself this time framework and this movement of acquainting yourself with you and all of the diverse aspects of you, allowing yourself to become familiar with your own communications that you offer to yourself through your emotional expressions, through your visual and sensual expressions, through your audio information. There are many avenues of communication that you offer to yourself that are all continuously moving and ARE communicating you to your objective awareness, but you are not paying attention.
You are objectively beginning to notice, but in that noticing, you are also creating a tension within yourself and expressing expectations and judgments upon yourself in which you turn your attention to your thoughts, and in turning your attention merely to your thoughts in the attempt to be overriding all of these other avenues of communication, you are not paying attention to what is being expressed. You are paying attention to the signals, but you are not paying attention to the expressions, the message, the communication.
Now; the manner in which you allow yourself to pay attention and recognize the communication is to allow yourself a calmness, to allow yourself permission to be listening to you.
Let me express to you, Candace [Nicky], were you to be engaging a new type of relationship with another individual, would you not engage a time framework in which you allow yourself permission to be interactive with that individual?
ELIAS: Yes, you would, and you would allow yourself a devotion of time framework to be interactive with that individual, that you may allow yourself to offer yourself information with regard to that individual. In your terms – although you are not learning – in your terms and your definitions, you would allow yourself a time framework in which you learn about the other individual. In your terms, you would offer yourself a concentration of your attention to recognize the movements, the behaviors, the preferences, the joys, the sorrows, the expressions of that individual, would you not?
ELIAS: But you do not offer this consideration to yourself.
NICKY: But I don’t know how!
ELIAS: The manner in which you create that action is very similar to the manner in which you create the action of creating a relationship objectively with another individual.
NICKY: So engage it the same way?
ELIAS: Yes. Pay attention to you. Allow yourself permission to engage time with you, to listen to you, to explore what is being expressed by you, to notice behaviors, to notice preferences, to notice your communications to you. For you communicate to you in very similar manners that communication is executed between yourself and another individual.
There are many aspects of you, not merely one, and there are many avenues in which different aspects of you communicate to your objective awareness. As you allow yourself a time framework in which you relax and calm yourself and pay attention to your own communications, you allow yourself to become familiar with you.
One of the avenues of communication that you desire to be objectively involved with is your communication between your subjective and objective awarenesses.
NICKY: Yes, that’s a strong one!
ELIAS: And in this, in similar manner to creating a relationship with another individual, you shall be experiencing difficulty in creating a relationship with another individual if you are not paying attention and if you are not listening to the communications of the other individual, shall you not?
ELIAS: How shall you familiarize yourself with this aspect of you if you are not listening to its communication? This is the nature of your desire, Candace [Nicky]. This is also, in this present now, the source of your confusion.
You may be creating an intimate relationship with you, and I may express to you that this intimacy in relationship with you may be expressing much more of a fullness and a fulfillment within you than you may perceive in creating a relationship with another individual.
NICKY: That came across my mind too. I did think exactly that. I thought, oh my goodness, that’s what I want. It’s a strong thing. I wasn’t aware that that was the source of the confusion, though.
ELIAS: And this is not bad and this is not wrong.
I may express to you that in this action, in allowing yourself to be paying attention to you and to your communications and creating this intimacy in relationship with you, you also subsequently shall allow yourself a much greater freedom and capacity objectively to be engaging much more of an intimacy with other individuals.
NICKY: Cool. So that was the reason ... I mean, setting my hair on fire had to do with that too? (Elias laughs and Nicky cracks up)
ELIAS: Now; I shall express to you that in this imagery that you have offered to yourself with respect to events concerning this particular physical aspect of your body, your head, this imagery engages twofold information to you.
One aspect of the information is in relation to what we are discussing, in attempting to gain your attention in paying attention to you. As you identify quite strongly the central expression of yourself and you define the central mechanism of yourself to be your mind, you create physical imagery in association with your physical head as your outward identification of your attempt to be communicating to that which you perceive to be you.
The other aspect of imagery that you are presenting to yourself, once again, is in relation to the parallel that you create with Michael [Mary].
NICKY: Really, huh?
ELIAS: As Michael [Mary] has created a physical affectingness in association with an aspect of the nervous system, and is creating a physical affectingness within this same body area of head, you also parallel temporarily in a recognition of that energy and that expression.
Now; you have not created the same type of affectingness in actual physical nerves (6), but you have created a temporary expression of affecting the functioning of similar nerves, which creates sensations or uncomfortableness within your physical brain.
NICKY: I kinda had an inkling of that one. Can you give me ... let me see where I put it. Michael [Mary] gave me a brief on your definition of or the definition of emotions, and that they are a communication and not a reaction to things happening?
NICKY: Can you ... like can you be brief on exactly what is being communicated? Whether you’re happy or content or angry or hysterical or sad, whatever emotion you’re experiencing, what is the indicator?
ELIAS: The emotion that you feel is the signal, which attains your attention. Within that signal, as you recognize it to be a communication rather than a reaction, you allow yourself to engage your thoughts in the function in which they have been designed. You incorporate your thoughts as an interpreter or a questioner of the communication. Your thoughts cooperate with your emotional communication.
In this, if you are identifying and defining your emotions to merely be a reaction, you shall create a definition of the emotion itself as a reaction. Therefore, you define in one term happy, sad, disappointed, angry, frustrated, anxious, and this is the extent of the definition that you offer to yourself.
You have merely defined the signal. You have not defined the message, for you are not looking to the message, for you define [that] there is no message. It is merely a reaction, and therefore it may be identified or defined in one term.
But as you recognize that the feeling is the signal, and within the signal is a communication, you no longer merely pay attention to the signal and the defining of the signal, but you allow the function of your thoughts to move beyond merely defining the signal.
And in this, I may express to you, as you recognize that this is a communication, your thought shall automatically move in its function, and it shall define more of what is being expressed than merely the signal.
The automatic function of thought is to translate and define communications. It defines and translates all of your communications. It translates communication that you offer to yourself through senses, inner and outer senses. It also communicates through emotion. It defines what you are communicating to your objective awareness. It is the objective translator. This is its function.
It is not a function of thought to be eliminating or overriding other avenues of communication. But as you do not define certain avenues of communication AS communication, you attempt to incorporate this tool of thought as a method in which you may override certain communications, not merely emotion. You attempt to override communications in many forms through the incorporation of thought.
You deny your visual communication at times through thought, and express to yourselves that you are incorporating trickery through your vision. You attempt to override communications through your audio, your hearing, and you express to yourselves within your thoughts that you have not heard what you have heard. You do not merely engage thought to override the communication of emotion.
You have incorporated, in a manner of speaking, a misuse of the function of thought, and this creates confusion, for thought is a tool that you have designed in objective awareness to be translating and defining other avenues of communication.
NICKY: Wow. Very interesting; very, very interesting. Okay, would it be fair to say then, in a moment of emotion, no matter what it is, that you could bring yourself to recognize that and say to yourself, wait a minute, hold it, what I’m experiencing right now is more than what I think it is?
NICKY: Would your thought then ... would you allow yourself to be less restrictive and go beyond just the psychological point of the emotion at the time?
ELIAS: Correct. I may express to you, it is unnecessary that you even incorporate that extensiveness of identification. Merely the identification that you are offering yourself a communication is sufficient, for your thoughts function automatically.
Your thought knows what its function is. It creates this function of interpretation of definition and of translation automatically, for this is its natural function, just as your physical organs function automatically. They know what their function is in design. You need not be thinking and directing of them. They automatically function in the design in which they have been created.
Thought also is a function, and it knows what its function is. YOU have created additional movements with thought, and have created associations of thought which are different from its actual function.” [session 751, Janaury 02, 2001]
AXEL: “During these last two years, I think I have been resolving many issues in my life, but finally addressing myself to the area of relationships, looking for a sort of ideal romance. I know this is a tough one for me. I guess that’s why I put it least on my list of things to do. It seems what I am learning in this touches every aspect of reality creation – perception, the now, trust, knowing, acceptance, holding tightly to energy. Everything comes together, almost as if this topic was a key element in my life, and now I’ve made up my mind to really find out what this is all about.
The second part of my question would be, if in this context you could comment on my interaction with a colleague from the sales office. I told myself I won’t put myself into something that creates conflict, but now, here I go!
ELIAS: (Chuckling) And you ARE creating conflict. (Chuckling again)
Let me express to you an acknowledgment in your identification of the interaction and interplay and expressions that are exhibited in this subject matter of relationships, and in your accuracy of allowing yourself the recognition that all of these aspects of expression and perception are intimately involved in every aspect of your creations throughout the entirety of your focus, not merely in relation to relationships that you engage with other individuals.
Now; in this, as you are allowing yourself to recognize all of the aspects, all of the concepts, all of the expressions that hold involvement in this subject matter and within your focus in its entirety, the key in allowing yourself to be creating what you identify as your objective want is to be turning your attention to self, familiarizing yourself with all of the different avenues of communication that you provide to yourself, familiarizing yourself with your creation of your behaviors and how they are influenced automatically by your beliefs, and the recognition that in actuality and in definite terms, your perception is the most important aspect of your reality to be allowing yourself an awareness of, an understanding of, and a recognition of in genuineness.
For I may express to you, as I have expressed previously, it matters not what is created or exhibited in physical objective imagery that you view to be outside of yourself. What holds tremendous significance is your perception of what you are creating.
Now; let me also express to you, in regard to this particular subject matter of relationships that you may be engaging with another individual, one of the most affecting hindrances of individuals within physical focus which creates obstacles in not actualizing the types of relationship that they wish to be creating, yourself also, is a lack of allowance of yourself to be expressing your want.
Now; this may appear to you objectively to be quite simplistic, and also at times to be quite confusing, for you express to yourself objectively an identification of your want. But the mere identification of your want is not what shall create the actualization, through your perception, of that want.
Therefore, you may express to yourself that you want or wish to be engaging in relationship with other individuals in harmony, that you wish to be creating a particular type of relationship in a romantic expression and intimacy. But the mere identification of the want is not what shall move your perception into the actualization or the materialization of that want, and the one aspect of expression that is most affecting and hindering of that movement and that actualization of the want is that although you allow yourself an identification of what you want, you do not allow yourself permission to create that.
For you do not trust that you actually hold the ability to create that yourself, for your perception is influenced by your belief that the requirement for this type of creation lies in what you define as a co-creation, which expresses to you that you create some expression of participation in part, and that another individual creates in part some expression of participation also. Therefore, you are automatically limiting and denying your own ability in choice, for you are defining to yourself that your aspect of the creation of a relationship is merely half. You are not creating the entirety of the relationship; you are creating half or a portion of the participation.
This is the pitfall, and this is the identification of why many individuals do not and are not creating the actualization of the want, for you are not recognizing the power and the reality of your individual perception. You are not recognizing objectively that this instrument of perception, which you have incorporated into your individual focus and manifestation in this physical dimension, is in actuality what creates ALL – and I emphasis this term of ALL – of your reality.
It creates the other individuals. It creates your interaction with the individuals. It creates their individual interaction with you. It creates ALL of the exchanges, circumstances, situations, energy, expressions – every aspect, every moment, every movement which is created within your reality is created through your individual perception.
Now; this is key, for in recognizing that your perception holds this tremendous expression of power and that YOU in actuality create ALL of the interactions that you experience, you also may begin to recognize within yourself the identifications of your own limitations that you place upon yourself through the recognition that there are certain aspects of your reality that you attribute to other individuals, that you deny yourself your choices in relation to the choices of other individuals.
And therefore, you allow other individuals to dictate to you your reality, your choices or lack of choices, and this communicates in validation to yourself in the creation of emotional communications – in frustration, in discomfort, in disappointment, in anxiousness, in the expression at times of sadness – and your identification in objective thought of these communications many times translates into an expression of discounting of yourself, which merely reinforces your lack of acceptance and recognition of your ability to create in genuineness the expression of your want.
Now; express to me your impression of your interaction with this other individual that you engage within your employ.
AXEL: … My impression is that there is a probability of a relationship, but it does not manifest because of a lack of trust. But like you said before ... my conclusion is, it’s a lack of trust from the other individual at least as much as mine, and this is exactly what you explained to me before.
Now; allow yourself to pay attention to this interaction, for you are offering to yourself an objective, clear reflection in this interaction of what you are creating within self.
As you create a lack of trust in your ability to be creating this relationship – as you deny yourself your own choice and question within yourself the actual validity and reality that it is in actuality your own perception which shall create the entirety of the relationship – as you express these within yourself, you project outwardly in energy, and the other individual serves perfectly as a reflection to you in very similar type of expression and energy, which offers you the opportunity to clearly view and identify what YOU are creating.
Now; this is significant, for in not allowing yourself to move into the expression of judgment upon self, you may allow yourself the recognition that as you view what you yourself are expressing and creating, you also hold choice, and therefore you may offer to yourself a new expression of freedom in allowing yourself to express permission to yourself to create what you want, and it matters not what the choice is of the other individual. You hold the ability to create the relationship anyway.
AXEL: Elias, at this point, I have a feeling that at least one time a few days ago, I was quite understanding of this issue already. Can you validate this?
ELIAS: Yes, and I may express to you that this also is a movement that you have created in allowing yourself a preparation for and an objective understanding of what we engage in within conversation this day.
AXEL: Aha! I see.
ELIAS: You have offered yourself an experience that shall allow you more of a clarity in objective understanding and assimilation of what you and I are discussing now.” [session 754, January 10, 2001]
JOE: “Basically, I think in a nutshell – and you can tell me if I’m right or wrong – these energy centers, or their dynamics, I should say, are a function of subjective understanding, and they really aren’t influenced that much by attempts at objective manipulation. Is that correct?
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking.
Now; I may express to you, they are affected somewhat through an objective manipulation or through what you term to be objective methods. You may be somewhat affecting of them, or affecting of their movement.
As an example, I may express to you that you may allow yourself to physically visualize any particular energy center [and] recognize the color vibration that is expressed and associated with that particular energy center. You may be noticing of its physical rotation and radiation of energy, and you may choose objectively to be manipulating that movement by expressing an objective suggestion or direction to that particular energy center, and you shall notice that it shall follow your objective direction and therefore alter its physical movement. But the affectingness of that direction shall be expressed, in the recognition of your objective awareness, in much less of a capacity than it shall be as you allow the direction from the subjective awareness.
Now; in this, let me offer to you an example that may offer you more of an objective clarity in relation to this type of interaction and affectingness. Let me express to you that you may allow yourself to visualize your energy center which is physically located within the solar plexus. You may allow yourself to physically view the incorporation of the vibrational quality in color of yellow. Therefore, you may view a yellow sphere radiating this energy, so to speak, which expresses itself in relation to that yellow vibrational expression.
Now; in this, you may notice objectively, as you are viewing this particular energy center, that it may be radiating energy quite extensively. In physical terms, you may view the energy radiating from this core sphere as extending beyond your physical body and outwardly from your physical body in a considerable extension in actual physical measurement, so to speak, that which you commonly measure in inches and feet, so to speak.
Now; as you view this extensive radiation of energy, you may objectively express a direction to this particular energy center, and the direction may be to retreat that energy radiation closer to the core sphere, and the energy center shall respond, and you may in actuality physically view this expression of yellow energy moving or receding closer to your physical body and receding within your physical body to the point that it may be contained in a closer, tighter, so to speak, proximity to the core sphere, in a manner of speaking.
Understand that these are objective physical expressions that I am offering to you, that you may allow yourself an association that offers you an understanding.
In that action, you have offered a direction to the energy center in physical expression, and it has responded and created the manifestation of that direction. But what you have affected is merely a physical manipulation of how that energy center may be expressing energy in physical terms. You have not necessarily affected the actual function of what that energy center is creating, or what it is expressing in actual physical creation within your reality.
Now; let us express in this example that what the yellow energy center in that time framework may be expressing and projecting to your avenues of communication and to your perception – and therefore influencing your perception to be creating an actual physical reality – may be an expression of confusion.
Therefore you, in your expression of your reality through your perception, are creating an actual manifestation within yourself, and also outwardly in your reality, of confusion.
… In this, as you direct objectively a movement of this energy center and it alters its physical expression, the physical expression or FEELING that you notice within your objective awareness may slightly subside, in a manner of speaking, but it shall not create an action in which you eliminate that confusion. You are merely altering your objective interaction with it.
As you allow yourself to incorporate or to use your objective awareness to recognize and define what you are actually creating through the movements of these energy centers and through your subjective communications, you automatically create a communication from the objective to the subjective, and in that, you shall create much more of an affectingness of the direction of these energy centers.
In a manner of speaking, it is a difference of expressing a communication through many different channels, and creating a communication which interacts directly with the source.
JOE: Which is the subjective self.
And the manner in which the objective creates its communications in relation to the subjective is allowing itself, so to speak – for this is in actuality you – an understanding, a recognition, and a defining of what you are creating. And the manner in which the objective awareness creates those definitions and understandings is – in the circle of yourself – listening to and translating the subjective communications, which are expressed through physical affectingnesses, emotion, through impressions, impulses, intuition. These are subjective communications.
The most obvious communications that you offer to yourselves from the subjective awareness to the objective awareness are those of emotion and physical expressions, physical affectingnesses in relation to your body consciousness. These are communications that you offer to your objective awareness that contain information, which I have been expressing to other individuals also recently, and in....
JOE: Are we talking about subjects that are directly influenced by the yellow energy center?
ELIAS: This is the example that we are incorporating in this now, but the manner in which these energy centers function is the same within them all.” [session 755, January 11, 2001]
JOHN: “… I just feel like I’m not ... I don’t know if I’m not noticing enough, or ... I was telling Mary as well, I’ve just gone through a series of ... you know, my emotions just go all over the place, and it’s like I feel like I’m scattered and that I’m not ... I don’t know, whatever it is I’m supposed to be heading towards or whatnot, you know?
You talk about the ease of just relaxing and letting it be, and I just feel like I’m on the other end of that and just ... I’m always trying to analyze and see what’s going on. I’m not ... I don’t feel like I’m getting a payoff for what I’m trying to do. I feel that I’m noticing and whatnot, but I just feel a little scattered, I guess you could say.
ELIAS: (Chuckling) I am understanding.
Now; let us define what you are engaging and what is occurring within your reality, and how this is creating the perception that you hold, and how that is creating this situation within your reality.
In this, I shall express to you first of all, you ARE noticing. You are noticing some aspects of your reality. You are noticing signals that you are creating. You are noticing physical manifestations and what you view to be some information which you are drawing to yourself, and you are paying attention to those particular expressions and areas of noticing.
In this, you attempt to be incorporating information to be offering yourself an explanation of what you are creating and what you are noticing, but in this, you are also engaging your thought process in a manner which merely creates confusion.
… Now; the reason that you are incorporating this expression of confusion is that you are incorporating the action of thought and the processes of thought in a manner for which it is in actuality not been designed.
… Now; what you have moved yourself into is a very similar position to many other individuals presently, and I may express to you an acknowledgment that you are allowing yourself a concentration of movement in widening your awareness, and quite in conjunction with this shift in consciousness. I am aware that within your perception, you do not view this same action, and you define what you are engaging as a lack of movement. But in actuality, you are creating a tremendous movement into a clearer and more accurately defined recognition and familiarity of yourself and your reality, and the manner in which you move into that understanding of yourself and of your reality is to allow yourself experiences that shall motivate you in a questioning of your reality and how you define it.
This is a key point, for as you are translating much of your reality into objective recognition in relation to this shift in consciousness, you are translating much of what is known to you into an objective recognition of that knowing, which in actuality is the action of remembrance. You present to yourself [a] challenge in relation to how you define many aspects of your reality.
Now; as you are aware, within the time framework of this previous year, I have offered information to you and to all other individuals that I am interactive with, in expressing to you that in this time framework, you begin the insertion of this shift in consciousness into your objective reality, and in that action, you are redefining your reality.
Now, as you redefine your reality, you also redefine your terminology and your association with that terminology, and you redefine your understanding and recognition of many of the aspects of your reality, which is what you are engaging now. You are engaging the action of redefining how your reality is expressed and the terms that are incorporated to define certain aspects of your reality.
Now; one of the areas of redefinition that you are engaging presently is the movement into a recognition of how you define communication that you offer to yourself concerning how you create your reality or what you create within your reality.
In this, you are moving into unfamiliar associations, and this creates confusion.
You are redefining the function of thought. … You are also allowing yourself a beginning movement in redefining the function of other aspects of your reality, which are in actuality avenues of communication that you have not previously defined as avenues of communication, and recognizing that the aspect of your creations, your reality, that you have previously defined as the main avenue of communication that you offer to yourself, as thought, is in actuality not a function of communication, in a manner of speaking, but rather a function of defining and translating communication.
Now; these are significant movements, for these redefinitions of terms and actions that you incorporate within your reality actually alter the entirety of your reality, for it alters your perception and how you interact with yourself, how you create a relationship with yourself, and also how you interact with your world.
JOHN: Okay. I’m glad you said that, because when I had the first session with you about a year ago, linearly speaking, you gave me my essence name Vito. Now, I know that’s just the tone and whatnot, but I just wrote down some questions for myself. Like I know that’s the essence name I have, but who is that? Do you know what I mean?
I know it’s me, but I’ll read other transcripts where they’ll say, ‘Yeah, I’m helping myself,’ as well as, ‘My essence is helping me.’ It’s like they separate the two, but I know they’re not separated, but I don’t know if I’m just so ... if I have that categorized so much or what, but I feel like when I say Vito, it doesn’t resonate with me so much. I don’t know what I’m ... I don’t see the payoff, or I don’t feel like I’m connecting to myself as much, and I don’t know. I guess I need a method, my friend. I need a method!
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! And in a manner of speaking, this is what we shall be discussing.
For in this, you are correct. You and many, many, many other individuals do automatically create these separations, for this is what is familiar to you within your physical reality. You separate all aspects of your reality.
You separate your definitions and your associations with every aspect of yourself. You separate your subjective and objective awarenesses in a manner in which you associate them as being two separate entities that interact with each other, as you may view yourself in some manner to be two individuals occupying the same physical form, and in the physical form, you separate the identification of that as being another separate entity from that which you identify as essentially you. You also separate the aspects of your physical body and express that they each are separate entities holding separate functions. You do not associate that ALL of these expressions are all aspects of you.
Now; in this, we return to the discussion of defining certain aspects of function of you in this reality.
Let me express to you, what you are in actuality creating movement within in this present time framework is movement into the allowance of yourself to be creating a relationship with yourself.
Now; in intellectual terms, you may express to yourself or to myself or to other individuals that you hold an understanding of those terms. But in practical movement and application of those terms and the actualization of that action, you express confusion and you express to yourself, ‘What is the meaning of creating a relationship with myself? For I am not more than one individual, and my definition of relationships is an interaction with other individuals. Therefore, how may I be creating a relationship with myself?’
JOHN: ... that’s why it comes back to the method thing, like I don’t know if I should meditate or what it is that will help me connect easier with myself, where I’m like, okay, I’ll sit down and say, I know I’m Vito [John].
Now, I have to also say that in this time frame, I’m questioning the validity of even you and this whole process, and I was saying to Mary that sometimes I wish I had never even found this information because I can’t go back to what I was, as far as the beliefs and whatnot that I grew up with. I feel like I’m in a no-man’s land, where I know or feel that this is right for me, that something resonates to me in my interaction with you and the other avenues I’ve taken, but I also question the validity of everything too.
Like I don’t ... like why don’t I feel the path? How come I don’t feel the joy, or how come I don’t feel the connection to myself? Am I knocking on the wrong door to myself? How come I don’t feel Vito [John] coming back to me? I feel like I’m putting out, but I don’t feel anything coming back to me.
ELIAS: Let me express to you, my friend, you are moving in confusion, and you are not, in your terms, knocking upon the wrong door. What you are creating is, figuratively speaking, knocking on the door and not answering the door.
JOHN: (Laughing) Oh man!
ELIAS: This is what I may express to you, in that you have been noticing and that you have been paying attention to what you are noticing, and in a manner of speaking, what you are noticing is the knocking upon the door, which is becoming louder and louder and much more intense, but you are not responding and opening the door to receive the message.
JOHN: How do I do that, though?
ELIAS: Ah, and this is the action of redefining, and the manner in which you redefine is, you allow yourself to pay attention in relation to new definitions of aspects of your reality, which I shall express to you now.
One is the defining of the interaction of thought.
Thought is a tool that you have created within this physical reality which performs a function of interpretation and definition, in your objective awareness, of the communications that you offer to yourself through all of the other avenues of input. Thought itself is not an avenue of input. It is not an avenue of communication. But to this point, your definition of thought is that it IS an avenue of communication.
ELIAS: Therefore, first of all, we shall redefine the function of thought, returning it to its natural state in its design as a tool, and the function that is performed by that tool automatically.
Let me also express to you, you need not be manipulating your thought processes in any intentional manners in relation to what I shall be expressing to you. For in the identification merely of defining thought as not communication, but as a tool which is incorporated to define and offer objective understanding of communications, you allow this tool to function automatically in its natural design.
Therefore, you need no method, for it shall automatically move in its natural function merely through your objective recognition of what its function is.
Now; in relation to redefining other aspects of your reality in conjunction with thought, I express to you the definition of communications, the identification of communications. You offer to yourself communication in many, many expressions, many forms, many avenues.
In this, you incorporate inner and outer senses, which are all avenues of communication. You incorporate physical expressions and exhibitions of affectingness within your physical body form, which is another avenue of communication. You incorporate impressions. You incorporate impulses. You incorporate dream imagery. And most effectively, you create a communication to yourself, to your objective awareness, through emotion.
In this, your definition of emotion is not communication. Your definition of emotion is reaction. Your definition, beyond reaction, of emotion is a gauge as to the state of your being. I express to you quite definitely, emotion is not a gauge as to the state of your being and it is not a reaction, period.
Emotion is a communication which is expressed from the subjective awareness to the objective awareness as to what you are creating, what you are engaging. Emotion does not FOLLOW actions. It does not FOLLOW your objective creations. It is a communication concerning what you are creating, and in that, we return to your door.
In this, the feeling that you experience in the expression of an emotion may be likened to the knocking on your door. It is a signal that you are incorporating an input of information. You are offering yourself a communication. But as you incorporate thought in relation to your familiar definitions, what you create is merely paying attention to the signal, for you are defining emotion as a reaction.
Therefore, there is no message to be delivered. There is merely a signal which is offered, which in relation to how you define your thoughts and how you define emotions, your thoughts are directed to merely recognize, notice, and define the signal. Therefore, you offer yourself a definition that you are experiencing frustration, disappointment, sadness, anxiety, happiness, elation, confusion – it matters not. You identify the signal, and beyond this, you turn your thoughts into other directions and do not receive the message.
You do this in relation to more avenues of communication than merely emotion, but you do this in relation to the communication of emotion quite consistently, and in that action, the signal continues.
Once you open the door, it is unnecessary to continue knocking upon it, correct?
ELIAS: For you are allowing the reception of the message.
If you are NOT opening the door, you are not receiving the message and therefore the signal continues, and if the message is viewed to be significant or what you term to be important, the knocking shall become louder and more intense. In like manner, if the message that you are attempting to be offering to yourself holds significance, in your terms – for all of your messages hold significance – or if you perceive it to hold importance, your signal shall become more intense and shall continue, and in this, you create more of an intensity of FEELING the emotion.
Now; emotion as we are discussing holds more information than merely that expression of the FEELING of it.
In this, as you allow yourself to recognize the function of thought and the function of emotion and the function of physical expressions which are offered through your physical body manifestations, you shall allow yourself to automatically engage thought in a different expression. What you attempt to be engaging thought with to this point is overriding other communications. You term this to be analyzation. Many times, in actuality, what you are actualizing is the attempt to be overriding the communications that are offered in other forms, so to speak, with what you define as the communication of your thought, but thought is not a communication.
Therefore, you may create visual input, which is an avenue of communication, and you may incorporate a thought process which denies the reality of that visual input, and you shall express to yourself that you have not viewed what you have viewed, for it is not real or it may be impossible. And in those associations, what you are in actuality creating is the attempt to be overriding the input of communication through the expression of thought.
But as you continue to move in conjunction with this shift in consciousness and you continue to widen your awareness, this action of attempting to be overriding the input of communications through all of these avenues of communication becomes less and less effective and more and more confusing, for you are continuing to incorporate this tool in a manner in which it is not designed, and you are becoming more and more aware of that action.
But you have not offered yourself an objective understanding of the definitions of what you actually create within your reality.
I shall express once again in reiteration, thought is not a base element of your reality. Emotion and sexuality are the base elements, the foundational structures of your reality, and both of these foundational structures are also incorporated as avenues of communication that you offer to yourselves.
In this, thought is NOT a foundational or base element of your physical reality. It is a construct that you have incorporated as a tool to be interpreting, defining, and translating these avenues of communication in an objective manner that shall allow you an objective physical understanding of your reality and of what you are choosing, what you are incorporating in action, what you are creating.
I may express to you, you all experience this action of attempting to override your communications through this tool of thought.
You have all created experiences in which you offer yourself an experience, a communication through physical touch, through visual experience, through your audio functioning in your hearing, through your experiences with taste and smell, in which you may offer to yourself a communication, and immediately, in a particular moment, create a thought process that denies that experience and therefore does not accept the communication.
JOHN: Yeah, but ... I’m trying to understand all this. This is quite daunting, actually, to tell you the truth. I’m trying to get it, but I’ll have to listen to the tape and read the transcript, obviously.
The communications you’re talking about, there are, like you said, physical manifestations and whatnot. Now, when something manifests physically, say it’s a pimple on my face or whatever, and that might be trivial or whatnot. But you have to ... I don’t know if I’m not getting this or what. But in the thought process, you have to ... okay, you go through a thought process – why am I creating this and what is it that it’s saying to me? Maybe that’s where I’m having the problem. I’m not understanding myself, I guess. I don’t know how to ... do you know what I’m saying?
ELIAS: Yes, and what I am expressing to you is that as you begin to allow yourself the genuine redefining of these functions, you also shall incorporate an automatic alteration of the interaction of thought.
Now; what you have expressed in this now is indicative of the automatic direction of your thought process in relation to how you have previously defined these actions and these aspects of your reality.
In this, your identification is, your automatic thought shall be, why have I created this? What is the belief that is influencing this action?
ELIAS: These are very limited questions that you present to yourself through your thoughts, for your definitions of what you are creating are very limited.
In this, what I am expressing to you is that if allowed to be moving in its natural function ... which it is partially now, but not entirely, for it is intertwined with your definitions of other functions. If allowed to be incorporating its natural function, your thoughts shall incorporate different questions, which shall offer you different answers.
JOHN: Now, let me stop you there. How ... I have to go back again to the how. How do I allow myself that? That’s what I’m asking you about the method, you know? Should I attempt this during meditation, even though I don’t know how to meditate really, or...? You offer to people to ‘ride a bike.’ (7) Is there a particular way I should ... not should, but that I can allow myself a little more freedom in this?
ELIAS: This is unnecessary, and this is what I am expressing to you. It shall become automatic, for the turn, the method, is the action of redefining. I have offered you different definitions, and the mere assimilation of those different definitions in itself shall create an automatic alteration and movement. The method is expressed already in the definitions.
JOHN: In my comprehension of the redefinitions?
ELIAS: Yes. Now; in this, what you may be incorporating if you wish, in addition to merely incorporating different definitions and accepting of those different definitions, is an allowance of yourself to be paying attention to your communications as communications, and in this, allow yourself to be paying attention more fully and closely to all of the communications that you offer to yourself in emotion.
JOHN: So would I be emotion based or thought? I always thought I was thought based, but I guess I’m emotion based, or....
ELIAS: It matters not which type of focus you choose, as emotionally focused or thought focused or political or religious. Emotion in itself is a base element of your reality, and you all incorporate this as an avenue of communication from the subjective to the objective awareness. Therefore, the definition of emotion is the same in relation to all of you.” [session 756, January 11, 2001]
DARYL: “I want to ask you something about my eyes. We’ve discussed them before, and I think I hold a pretty good understanding of why they’re doing what they do. I’ve also noticed that during my interactions, my eyes start hurting as if I had been doing something very strenuous with them, when in fact I hadn’t been doing anything at all, and this has gotten my attention and made me aware that it’s still there. Is there some information that I’m missing about that?
ELIAS: This is movement also, very much in conjunction with what you are creating within yourself. You are creating a physical expression through the direction of vision as an outward expression of your own direction.
As you interact with another individual and you are experiencing this physical affectingness of your vision, and it appears to you that your physical eyes are becoming fatigued, and it becomes difficult for your focusing for your physical vision is fatigued, you are mirroring to yourself a communication of what you are in actuality creating inwardly.
Your direction presently that you have chosen is to be offering yourself this relationship with you and concentrating your attention inwardly, recognizing that all of your reality is an aspect of you and what you are choosing and what you are creating, and within your interactions with other individuals, in the moments that you are turning your attention outwardly, your vision becomes fatigued.
DARYL: Oh, okay! I hadn’t correlated that.
ELIAS: Let me express to you, all of your senses, your outer senses and your inner senses, are all avenues of communication. Your physical body expression offers another avenue of communication. Your emotions are another avenue of communication. You incorporate MANY avenues of communication, and all of these avenues express to you a message, so to speak, concerning what you are creating.
Many, many, many times, individuals engage conversation with myself in relation to their subjective awareness, and express the confusion concerning their subjective awareness, that it be hidden from them and not expressed in a manner in which they hold the ability to interpret its movement. All of these avenues of communication you have created to allow yourself a clear, recognizable understanding, within your objective awareness, of what you are in the moment creating and the harmony of the subjective and the objective.
In actuality, your objective expressions, your objective imagery, is more abstract than your subjective. Once again, your associations are reverse. You view your objective reality in solidity, in absolutes, in a manner in which you think to yourselves that you hold a tremendous clarity as to the identifications of all that is within your objective awareness.
In actuality, the example of your vision is quite informative as to the actual abstractness of your objective creations, and the directness and clarity of the subjective identification of what you are creating. For within this example, your vision is affected. Your eyes are experiencing fatigue, or your association with the movement and the expression of your eyes is that they be fatigued, and this may be identified or defined through your thought in recognizing this one definition of fatigue, and in relation to the thoughts that you project in that identification, you also create confusion.
The subjective is creating the expression as a communication: You are focusing your attention presently outside of yourself, and this is fatiguing.
DARYL: Okay, thank you.” [session 761, January 20, 2001]
NICKY: “… when you go into the direction of rationalizing or logisizing, objectively at what point in time, if there is a time, you can be aware of the balance between the two, of rationalizing and subjectively meeting of the two in decisions that you make, when you’re looking to do that?
ELIAS: The manner in which you create this balance is to be paying attention to the avenues of communication that you offer to yourself. This action of rationalization is a movement, a direction that you express within a thought process. This is an action that you have created not necessarily in harmony with the function of thought.
NICKY: Okay, so at what point in time, when you’re starting to think rationally and logically, when you’re wanting to blend the intuition and your natural impulses, at what point in time would one notice, to make a point of noticing and becoming aware of really wanting to make a blend of the two?
ELIAS: There is no ‘point in time,’ so to speak.
NICKY: Is there not a blend?
NICKY: Okay, what might that be?
ELIAS: But this is not necessarily identified by a point in time, in a manner of speaking. It is an action that you create in harmony, in paying attention to the avenues of communication that you incorporate within your physical focus, and creating a harmony of functions.
Thought is a function. This is a creation that you have incorporated in this physical dimension to be defining and interpreting and translating other communications. Thought in itself is a function. It is NOT a communication.
This is one of the areas of definition, within your associations, within your reality, which has been turned, in a manner of speaking, and is misinterpreted. For you define thought as a communication, and you pay attention to thought, and turn its natural function in an attempt to be creating thought in an expression that is not of its design. This is your action of rationalization.
Your thought process is not designed to be overriding communications. It is not a communication in itself. It is a translator. It is a function that you have created to translate communication and define communication. The communications are expressed in other manners. All of your senses are communications. Your outer senses, your inner senses – these are communications. Your impulses, your impressions – these are communications. Your emotions are communications. Thought has been designed in this dimension to translate objectively and define those communications.
BOB: Is it possible to make a mistake? (Laughter)
ELIAS: (Grinning) We have engaged this conversation!
BOB: I was just trying to help! (Laughter)
RODNEY: When you speak of communication, you are speaking of us communicating with ourselves.
RODNEY: When we communicate one person to another person ... I’m at a loss as to how to go about doing that if it’s not through thought primarily. And of course, I’m trapped in this thought process!
ELIAS: You communicate with each other continually, and do not necessarily engage thought. You communicate with each other through language, which is not necessarily initiated through thought.
At times you incorporate a thought process in relation to your verbal language communication, and in those times in which you are engaging a thought process in conjunction with your language communication with another individual, you are creating an action of interpretation and translation of communications that you are offering to yourself. This creates a thought process, which you are also translating into language.
As you may not be offering yourself a communication in these avenues in a moment, and also engaging communication through language with another individual, you are speaking. Your thoughts are not engaged. Your thought process is unnecessary for your communication.
NICKY: Well, then where is your vocal thing coming from? What is that relating to, then? If you’re vocalizing something, isn’t that coming from your thought process?
ELIAS: Not necessarily.
NICKY: Truly! So where is it ... like what....
ELIAS: It is another function of communication, and is not necessarily driven by thought. You are not your thoughts.
NICKY: Okay, cool. Yeah, I can see that. But like when you’re talking and you’re trying to express something and you’re thinking something, we ... I mean, that’s where I go. I try to say it in my head, like here it is and how do I express it. But that’s not really what’s going on?
ELIAS: At times. At times you do incorporate a thought process simultaneous to your verbal language communication, but not always, and it is not necessary.
NICKY: Truly! So how do you bypass that baby? (Laughter) I’d just like to know! ‘Cause I drive myself nuts with all these thoughts in my head! (Laughing)
RODNEY: Are you saying that the verbal communication could be coming from my emotional function or from my intuitive function? Am I using these terms correctly here? I have a sense I’m not! (Laughter) I’m trying to get a hold of where verbal communication ... I’m beginning to see that yes, I’m not thinking necessarily while I’m talking.
RODNEY: But what I’m saying is still making sense, and I’m attempting to see, where is that coming from?
ELIAS: For you are continuing in automatic associations, that one expression follows another expression, one expression is reactionary to another expression, and this is not necessarily the situation.
RODNEY: I am saying to you, I’d like to know what part of me is creating this verbal expression. Is that statement that I just made an automatic response to something?
ELIAS: What creates your verbal communication is you as consciousness, and creating an exchange of energy with your physical body consciousness to create an action – mechanical – which is projected through your expression of language and verbalization. You incorporate physical directions, physical interactions of your physical body consciousness.
What you are inquiring is, if my communication is not expressed through my thoughts, what is expressing my communication?
RODNEY: Well, what I just heard you saying is that it’s coming directly from consciousness ...
RODNEY: ... through my physical....
JO: So are we channeling.... (Drowned out by comments and laughter)
ELIAS: It is expressed by YOU.
RODNEY: That’s a wow! (Laughter)
BOB: So the only function of thought is experience?
ELIAS: The function of thought is to be translating and defining communications.
BOB: To yourself.
ELIAS: Yes.” [session 762, January 20, 2001]
BOBBI: “I’ve been crying at odd moments from odd things, not even personal experiences. I cry at strange songs, I cry at parades, I cry at dumb stuff! It’s really annoying! (Laughing, and Vic laughs, and Elias chuckles) So apparently there is a message there that I’m not receiving.
ELIAS: Each emotion that you create is a communication in the moment. It is expressing a message to you concerning what you are creating in that moment. (Pause)
And in recognizing that, coupled with the recognition that your thoughts are not designed to override that communication and that your thoughts are not a communication ... for they are not, in themselves. They are a mechanism, a tool to be translating and defining the message of the emotion and of other avenues of communication.
BOBBI: I would love to know how to translate or to interpret, at those moments, what the message is, ‘cause I’m missing it!
ELIAS: And this is the movement that you are creating in the presentment, first of all, in an acceleration of these types of communications, allowing yourself to be noticing. And as you are noticing, you allow yourself the redefinition of the action itself, as not a reaction but as a communication, incorporating your thought process in its natural design and function to be paying attention to that communication and allowing the translation and the definition, paying attention to self in the moment.
As you incorporate all of these actions together, you shall offer yourself different information, for you block the reception of the message merely by defining that the emotion is a reaction. Therefore, incorporating the thought to be defining the emotion, you create a different direction. You offer yourself merely the identification of the signal. (Pause)
As you incorporate an emotion of sadness, so to speak, within a moment, and your definition of the emotion is a reaction, your thought process is merely being required to define the signal. Therefore, it defines the signal. You identify in one term, sadness, and you do not incorporate a translation any further, for there is no message, for it is not a communication. It is a reaction. But it is NOT a reaction. It IS a communication.
Therefore, as you acknowledge the signal, as you identify the signal and define that, you also move into a recognition that that is merely the signal, and the emotion is expressing a message, a communication concerning what you are actually creating in that moment.
I may express to you, as I have expressed previously recently, your objective awareness and your objective imagery is in actuality much more abstract than your subjective.
Your subjective communication, in actuality, in relation to your thought process objectively, as it is coupled with your objective thought process, is in actuality clearer and more precise in its expression of what you are actually creating than the imagery that you present to yourself objectively.
BOBBI: So emotion would be one of those ways to get in touch with that subjective message?
ELIAS: Correct, and define what you are actually creating within your objective experience.
Recognize within yourselves the oftenness of your creations objectively in which you express the thought to yourselves, ‘Why have I created this?’ (Pause, and Bobbi and Vic murmur in agreement)
In allowing yourselves to pay attention to your communications that you offer to yourself, you define what you are actually creating in each moment.
The creation itself, although familiar and physical and objective, is in actuality less clear and more abstract than the communication that you offer to yourself. But you associate in the reverse. Your attention moves in the association of physical expressions, and as you are presenting yourself with physical expressions and paying attention to those physical creations, you incorporate an association that this is clear.
I have expressed many times, it matters not what you are creating outwardly, your physical imagery. Physical imagery is continuously altering. It is continuously changing. You create physical imagery, and alter this moment by moment. At times, you create repetition in your choice to be creating physical imagery.
This is the abstract aspect of your reality – a physical manipulation of energy. This is the reason that you manifest within this physical dimension, to explore and experiment, experiencing the manipulation of physical energy and manifestations, and how you may be projecting your expression of consciousness into a physical arena. This is the abstract.
The clearer aspect of your reality – and the one that is, once again, not hidden – is the subjective participation of your awareness. But you associate that the subjective IS hidden – it is elusive, it is subconscious, it is not in communication with your objective. Therefore, the subjective may move you into expressions and directions that you are not aware of objectively. This is incorrect.
BOBBI: It does seem like that, though.
VIC: It does!
ELIAS: For this is the alteration of your definitions. You have created definitions concerning your reality which have moved in consistency throughout your history, so to speak, and in this shift in consciousness, you are changing. You are altering and redefining your reality, and you begin that redefinition of your reality by redefining the terms of it.
I have expressed from the onset of this forum and this energy exchange that you are creating a new reality in this physical dimension, and one of the actions in that new reality is dropping the veil of separation, incorporating the lack of separation. Therefore, in incorporating the lack of separation, you also are dropping this association, this veil between the objective and the subjective awarenesses.
BOBBI: So there is a veil there....
ELIAS: There has been.
BOBBI: I think I still have one! (Bob and Vic crack up)
ELIAS: But you are moving within this shift in consciousness, and within this present time framework, that veil is extremely thin, and you have moved yourself into an expression of becoming aware. You have moved into a position within self to be allowing yourself, now, the movement of redefining communications.
A basic element of this particular physical dimension, a basic movement and incorporation of action in this physical dimension, is communication; not merely with each other, but more with yourself.
VIC: And most of us sit around feeling pretty clueless about what that communication is!
ELIAS: (Chuckling) And you have designed a physical manifestation that incorporates MANY avenues of communication!
Emotion is one, and as I have stated previously, all of your senses are other avenues of communication. This is their function. The function of emotion is a communication. The function of all of your senses, inner and outer senses, is communication. The function of impulses and impressions is communication. You incorporate communication in your physical body expressions. (Pause) It is an intricate expression of your BEING in this physical dimension.
VIC: Well, could I ask a specific question? So for example, when Bobbi finds herself having an expression of emotion, say, in crying at a parade – I think that was one of your examples....
BOBBI: I’ll give you a specific one that I can’t make any sense of. When I hear the Gilbert and Sullivan song, ‘Three Little Maids From School,’ that’s it! I don’t know why it makes me cry. It’s a happy song – I like it! I have no connection as to why in the world that would affect me that way. That seems the most bizarre. The other, like parades, it’s like this big mass expression of emotion, despite what the emotion is, of the mass of people. It sort of hits me that way, and I cry. But that specific one is so bizarre.
VIC: So, what is the communication?
ELIAS: And what is your identification, first of all, of the emotion?
BOBBI: That’s been hard for me to identify too. The symptom of it is that I wind up crying. I get teary-eyed. It’s almost nostalgia, maybe? I don’t think it’s quite sentimentality, but a longing for something, and that’s about as close as I’ve been able to come.
ELIAS: This is the first step, so to speak, identifying the signal; not the symptom, but the signal.
Once you have identified the signal, you may allow yourself to be exploring within self your association with that signal, and in your association with that signal, you allow yourself to move in the exploration of self, and what you are expressing to you in your recognition of you.
It is not necessarily an action that you may be incorporating in the moment. It may be an association that you are creating, and you offer to yourself, in harmony with each other, two signals – objective and subjective.
It is not that you create an action of incorporating this song, and subsequent to your action of the song, you react with the emotion. You are creating the objective expression and the subjective expression simultaneously. They are moving in harmony.
You incorporate the objective action of the song. You incorporate the subjective action of the emotion. As you identify the signal of the emotion, you move into the association of that signal, and allow yourself to define and translate within self the association concerning the signal.
Let me express to you, in actuality, this action does move in an almost automatic fashion once you have incorporated redefining. But as you continue to hold the association that the emotion is a reaction or a response, you also continue to not move your thought process in the direction of translation.
Now; I may express to you, this is an unfamiliar action. It is an unfamiliar association. Therefore, do not delude yourselves with your thought processes, expressing to yourself, ‘Ah, I hold the definition now, therefore I shall automatically incorporate this action,’ for your association is quite strong that the emotion IS a reaction. (Pause)
And as you are aware, many times you may be incorporating a concept in what you express to be an intellectual manner, and hold an intellectual understanding and a thought process that you are accepting of this concept for the reason that you are understanding intellectually of this concept.
But your beliefs are quite strong and your definitions are quite familiar, and you hold strongly to the expression of the familiar. And this be the reason, in your terms, that you continue to present these experiences, that you shall continue to present yourself with opportunities to practice redefining and to practice paying attention to self and what you are creating. This is the point of this shift in consciousness, and you ALL are participating! (Pause, and Bobbi starts giggling)
BOBBI: Will I ever get it? (Laughing)
ELIAS: You ARE already! Ha ha ha ha ha! Be reminding of yourself, it is not a goal! You do not incorporate your finish line!
BOBBI: That’s another thing for me to get rid of then, I suppose.
ELIAS: It is what you are creating NOW. You are not attaining to.
VIC: So once you identify what you are creating, the automatic go-there is the why, which you mentioned just a few minutes ago. So if you’re gonna try to attempt to take the why out of it ... which we’ve all been talking about a lot these last few days, taking the why out of it and going to the what. What are you creating? Where is it coming from inside of you?
What’s the communication, I suppose is the question, regardless if it’s an emotion or objective imagery ... and I don’t really get this objective imagery being the abstract part. I don’t really get that, you know? (Laughing)
ELIAS: For you are continuing to associate in the reverse.
VIC: Yeah, well, quite often for me, there’s objective imagery that I don’t feel an emotion attached to... So I can look at that kind of imagery, and I’ve been trying to like go to the ‘what are you creating,’ and trying to stay away from the why. But even if you identify what you are creating, then where do you go? (Pause) Do you understand what I’m saying?
ELIAS: This is not merely the identification of a belief. As you are aware, all that you incorporate within your physical dimension, for the most part, is associated with your beliefs. We are not discussing identifying beliefs that are influencing, for generally speaking, in this now, you do not incorporate much challenge or difficulty in the identification of your own beliefs.
VIC: Right. So now I’m gonna get more specific about me. I’ve had this imagery recently of three different physical objects that I work with, that I use, going off and on intermittently. I am aware that it’s not a matter of simply or singularly my belief that things are broken and need to be fixed. I am aware that this is not indicative of that like some previous imagery I’ve created, that this is not so much about the belief, but it’s about something else, and I can’t....
ELIAS: It is a communication.
VIC: Well, of what??
ELIAS: And this is what you are presenting to yourself to explore!
Each of you are choosing different expressions objectively that shall present you with the opportunity to be exploring this concept of communication, and exploring the lack of separation between the objective and the subjective expressions.
(To Bobbi) You incorporate an extreme in the expression of emotion. Therefore, in that, your attention, in recognition of that communication, seeks out the association of the objective imagery that is associated with the communication, for they are both moving in harmony and creating the same expression simultaneously. Therefore, you initially are paying attention to the emotion, that aspect of communication, and seeking out the coupling of the objective imagery that is in harmony with the communication.
(To Vic) You are creating the reverse. You present yourself [with] your attention directed to the objective expression or creation, and seek out the subjective communication or emotion that is associated and being incorporated simultaneously to the objective expression.
(To both) In each of these actions, beyond the movement of coupling the two directions of communication, you turn your attention inward to you, allowing yourself both aspects of communication, and in that, you seek out the association which is related to what you are creating.
(To Vic) You incorporate difficulty, for you are not, at times, paying attention to the signal; not beyond the signal to the message, but not entirely recognizing the signal of the emotion.
(To Bobbi) You are not incorporating the recognition of the other avenue of communication. You are paying attention to the signal of the emotion, and not paying attention to the objective association which is being created simultaneous.
(To both) And neither of you are allowing yourselves to move beyond the signal to the reception of the message by paying attention to your inner associations. (Pause)
(Humorously) And this, my friends, is your method, of which you inquire of so very often – offer to me a method, Elias! – and this is your method in how you may be recognizing what you are creating.
And the point of allowing yourself to be recognizing what you are creating in each moment is that you allow yourself a much more expansive new expression of freedom, for you offer to yourself many, many more choices as you recognize what you are creating in each moment.
And in this, you discontinue incorporating being the victim of yourself, and I may express to you quite definitely, you ALL incorporate being the victim of yourself much more than you objectively recognize! (Pause, and we both start laughing)
Ha ha ha ha ha! And the challenge is presented! Ha ha ha ha ha!
VIC: That’s just crazy, you know? It’s CRAZY!
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha! Ah yes, and I incorporate that responsiveness from many individuals! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! (Pause)
I may express to you, we shall be discussing this subject matter of communication ongoingly, for this is the presentment of an intense challenge with you all!” [session 764, January 24, 2001]
ROSARIO: “… I have a question, a couple of questions, in terms of my health. The first one is, I have fibroids in my uterus, and I want to know why I have created that and any suggestions to uncreate.
ELIAS: First of all, offer to me your impression as to what you have created.
ROSARIO: Umm, no idea. (Elias chuckles)
ELIAS: (Chuckles) Ah, tsk, tsk, tsk. (Scattered laughter) We have been meeting and expressing for much time framework, and you all continue to move in the direction of not paying attention to what you are creating and to what you are communicating with yourselves.
In this, I shall offer to you the suggestion in relation to how you may be altering this creation or, in your terms, uncreating this situation: allow yourself to be paying attention to your own communications.
As you create a physical manifestation within your physical body consciousness, you are also creating a communication. You incorporate many avenues of communication to yourself to offer yourself information as to what you are engaging in the moment. This offers you the opportunity to become more familiar with yourself, and in becoming more familiar with yourself, you also allow yourself to be directing of your reality much more freely and fully, and in that freedom you allow yourself to recognize how you create your reality.
In this, as you create this particular manifestation within your physical body, it offers you in one expression a communication to yourself to be paying attention to you. It also creates a situation in which you allow yourself a justification to not be engaging in certain time frameworks of intimacy, for you are turning your attention to your creation and creating an uncomfortableness in your expression.
Now; as you are investigating self and your motivation for your creations, and becoming more familiar with self and how you create your reality, allow yourself to move beyond merely questioning what beliefs you are associating with, but how you are associating in relation to yourself and how you view yourself and what fear you hold.
ROSARIO: Would this have anything to do with being confused about whether to have children or not to have children?
ELIAS: Partially, and this also is an expression of your hesitation in the expression of intimacy. I am not expressing to you a hesitation in the act of sexual contact, but in a genuine expression of intimacy with another individual and with yourself.
ROSARIO: Another question is, I seem to be developing some sort of film around my eyes, and also at night when I’m driving I have a flash, and depending on how I move my eyes the flash will go up or down or sideways. What am I telling myself?
ELIAS: These are two different expressions that you are incorporating.
The one which is clouding your vision is a creation that you are incorporating, once again, to be allowing you to pay more attention to self and less attention to all that you view outside of yourself.
You create a tendency, so to speak, to be paying attention to other individuals more than you allow yourself to pay attention to what YOU are creating or what you want, and therefore you are offering yourself a physical expression to gain your attention.
In this, your expression is to be incorporating an interruption of vision, and this being the signal to you to allow yourself to pay more attention to self and what you are creating and what you choose, and not focusing your attention upon other individuals and what they are choosing, and therefore creating a situation in which other individuals’ choices dictate to you what your choices may or may not be.
As to this other expression in relation to your vision, that is a different expression. You are creating this action in relation to neurological pathways within your physical brain. In that, as you create new openings of neurological pathways, you are also creating this particular manifestation within your vision, that which you express to be these flashings. This is temporary. It may continue but temporarily, and it shall dissipate.
… the theme of this discussion this evening may be ‘allowing yourselves to pay attention to your own communications and your own expression of trust in your individual abilities to be creating what you want.’
For each of you create movements and expressions within your focus in which you are automatically, without thought, expressing an association within yourselves that you have an inability to be creating certain expressions.
It matters not what imagery you choose to focus your attention upon, some in relationships, some in financial situations. The objective imagery of the relationship or the finances or whatever you choose in focusing your attention upon is not the expression of importance. For I express to you quite genuinely, you do create what you expect. You do create what you concentrate upon. You do create a reality influenced by your beliefs.
And in this, as you believe that you do not hold the ability to generate a relationship in the manner that you wish or finances in the manner that you wish, what you are in actuality expressing is that you do not believe that you hold that ability.
You are quite accustomed to viewing your reality outside of yourselves, and your association in relation to your beliefs is that outside elements create certain expressions of your reality: employment creates your generation of finances – not necessarily. You create that expression. You are directing of it.
You believe that the creation of a relationship is expressed by two individuals. No. Your relationship is created through your perception. Therefore, what holds significance in all that you create, in all that you engage within your focus within your world, is created through your own perception, and your perception is directed by you and what you associate within you.
In situations in which you view that you interact with another individual in a relationship with the other individual and you are experiencing conflict, the manner in which you may be redirecting of that expression and, in your terms, uncreating of a conflict is to be turning your attention to you and viewing what you are creating, for the other individual is reflecting what you are expressing.
Another individual may be expressing in conflict and anger to you, and you view yourself as not participating within this action – you are merely receiving this expression of another individual. And you focus your thoughts upon the other individual and your concentration upon the other individual, and you question, ‘Why shall I be receiving this behavior from this other individual? I have not engaged an initiation of this action. Why shall this individual interact with myself in this manner? I am not deserving of this treatment!’ (Group laughter)
Ah! But the attention is upon the other individual.
As you turn your attention to self and you allow yourself to question what YOU are creating and your own association, you may be viewing that YOU have created an association within self as a victim, and as you have created that role within self, you draw to yourself an objective expression to be reinforcing of it. But as you are not paying attention to self, you are not identifying those expressions within you that you do associate as a victim. Thus, you create confusion.
You also create participation in reaction. You react in defense of yourself objectively. The expression of defense is another expression of victim.
JUANA: I want to say, ‘Amen.’
ELIZABETH: Well then, say it!
JUANA: AMEN! (Laughing)
ELIAS: Let me express to you, it is quite difficult to be creating conflict with another individual if one of the individuals is not participating. (Chuckling)
And as you recognize that every expression that you encounter through another individual is also a reflection of you within that moment, you may offer yourself pause to view yourself and what you are creating. You are very accustomed to viewing outside of yourself and blaming...
LETTY: Mm-hmm. Automatic.
ELIAS: ...and justifying. And this applies to all of your reality, not merely relationships and not merely finances. This is your own expression of your trust and your acceptance of yourselves.
As you continue to pay attention to self in the now and not project your attention futurely or pastly, but hold your attention in the now and listen to your communications that you offer to yourself, you may allow yourself a much greater expression of freedom, for in that action you offer yourself choice.
The expression of victim is the identification of the lack of choice. It is not negative, it is not bad. It is merely the identification that you in the moment are not presenting to yourself the availability of choice, and this is your expression of freedom, the offering of choice.
And you block your choices continuously. You express to yourselves you cannot – not that you may not, not that you will not, but that you cannot – that there are some expressions within your reality that are impossible. (Continues softly) And I express to you, what glorious freedom you actually hold, for there is no expression within your reality that is impossible.
... Be remembering your thoughts are not a communication. Emotion is not a reaction. Emotion is a communication. Therefore, in these two incorporations of action with thought and emotion, the function of thought is to be translating and defining the emotion communication.
Now; you and Larkshire [Isabel] and other individuals create a very similar action in relation to thought, that which you term to be analyzation. In this, you allow the natural function of thought, in one aspect, to be defining the signal of the emotion which offers you one term of identification: frustration, anger, happiness, sadness, disappointment, anxiety. You offer yourself the definition of the signal, and you move your thoughts in the direction of analyzation. This is not the function of your thought process.
The reason you incorporate confusion is that you are attempting to manipulate certain functions in a manner in which they are not designed, and this creates confusion.
You have incorporated thought in this dimension, in this physical reality, as a tool. It is not a communication. It is a tool that you incorporate to define and to translate communications that you offer to yourself.
Your communications are an intricate aspect of all of your reality; not merely your communication with other individuals, but more so your communication with yourself. This is offered to you, as I have stated previously, through all of your outer senses, through all of your inner senses, through your impressions, through your impulses, through your physical body expressions, and through your emotions.
Your emotions are a unique form of communication, for this is the communication that is offered from the subjective awareness to the objective awareness, and this communication is not abstract, and it is precise. It expresses a communication to you in the moment of precisely what you are creating and what position you are holding yourself within in that moment. But you are paying attention merely to the signal. You recognize the signal, but you are not receiving the communication, the message which lies within the emotion.
The message may be viewed and received by allowing your thoughts to express new questioning to yourself. In paying attention in the moment to an emotion, once you have defined what the signal of the emotion is, the feeling, you may move your thought process in the direction of examining what that emotion is expressing to you.
I may be incorporating a borrowing of terms from Michael [Mary], and offer to you presently. You may also incorporate the questioning in his terms of, ‘Where is the expression derived from within you? What are you incorporating in the moment of the emotion? What are you communicating to yourself?’
In example, hypothetically you may be expressing an emotion of anger within a moment. Your objective imagery may be conflict with an object. It may be conflict with another individual, a mechanical device – it matters not. You shall choose an objective form of imagery that you shall present to yourself simultaneous to the creation of the emotional communication. The objective imagery is not followed by the emotion. They are created simultaneously. Your attention is automatically focused upon the objective, therefore it appears in illusion to you that you create the outward expression objectively first and follow with a reaction of emotion. This is incorrect. Your attention is focused upon what you are creating outwardly, and you are not paying attention to the creation of the communication, which is the emotion.
As you turn your attention from the objective outward expression, you view self. As you allow yourself the discontinuation of your association with emotion as a reaction and you begin allowing yourself the noticing that this is a communication, you engage your thought process in a different manner automatically.
And in this, in the example of creating this emotion of anger, we shall express the hypothetical situation that you engage a conflict with another individual. In this conflict with another individual, you are creating an emotion of anger. You identify the signal of the feeling, and you express to yourself, ‘I am experiencing anger.’ Subsequent to your identification of the signal, you engage your thoughts to be questioning of yourself, ‘What am I expressing within myself? What am I communicating to myself?’ You may answer yourself in that question, recognizing that in that moment you are experiencing an inability to be expressing yourself in what you view to be an adequate manner. Therefore, your identification of the communication is that you are discounting yourself in that moment, and in that moment you create another objective outward expression in validation to the communication, and you express outwardly defensiveness in that anger.
In allowing yourselves to pay attention to the communication of the emotion, you identify what you are creating, and in allowing yourselves to identify what you yourself are creating, you offer yourself choice, for you are no longer in the position of automatic response but moving yourself into the expression of choice. As you recognize that you are discounting yourself, you may express not discounting yourself.
If you are not recognizing that you are discounting yourself, you shall continue to be automatically expressing this without thought in an automatic movement. Many times within your reality, automatic responses eliminate many of your choices, for you do not allow yourselves to view what you hold as choices.
STELLA: But the choice can be just one choice, because it could just be saying, well ... I mean, see because I’ve gone to that point, Elias. But then I get confused with the choices, because I only see one choice, which is not to continue to batter myself with whatever, you know, discounting myself. But I just see one. So do I have more?
STELLA: But which ones?
ELIAS: It matters not. If you are offering yourself the recognition that you hold choice in the moment that you are associating that you do not hold choice, it matters not whether you offer to yourself one other choice or hundreds of other choices. It is the recognition that you are not powerless.
LETTY: So you can say, at least you stopped discounting yourself?
LETTY: And that’s the one choice we want at that point.
STELLA: Well, that makes it fun, because it’s like then automatically what happens is I take my eyes away from the person that I thought I was angry with and then it’s back at me, and it’s like, oh, Stella, hello again to this other aspect of you! And that’s how I do it because ... and it’s fun in that because then I don’t concern myself with the other individual, which was the thing that would kill me, you know?
ELIAS: There is also the recognition that other individuals do not dictate to you your expressions, your creations, your choices.
Another individual may continue to be expressing conflict, and that may be the creation of the other individual. This is not to say that that absolutely dictates your choice and your response. You choose how you shall be responding.
As I have stated previously, your perception is an extremely powerful tool, and in manipulating your perception, you may be engaged in an expression of conflict with another individual and it is your choice how you receive.
LETTY: Is that why I give myself a lot of little triggers in my body, nice ones? So, is that like, lately have I been doing that to pay attention to my emotions?
LETTY: Okay. I’m being nicer to myself, Elias.
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
LETTY: I’m working on it.
ELIAS: Very good.
LETTY: Thank you. (Elias laughs)
JUANA: You can give a compliment to yourself, too!
LETTY: Oh, I’m working on it.
ELIAS: I may express that you ALL may be complimenting of yourselves more often and receiving that complimenting to yourself, for you are quite deserving of it! Ha ha!
LETTY: Thank you for that. Thank you very much, Elias.
ELIAS: You are very welcome.” [session 765, January 25, 2001]
JIM: “The other area that I would like to look at are the attributes and qualities of our energy centers, other than the physiological, anatomical parts that we’ve talked about in the past.
Recently I was reading an author who expressed about her teachers and so forth, and that the fourth energy center of green ‘rules our compassion, forgiveness, generosity and love. The fourth chakra stimulates our highest ideals.’
And I’d like to ... if you could offer some information on moving through all the energy centers along these lines? I know they’re affecting. I’d like to get some insight as to how they relate to other aspects of our lives, I guess. We’ve reviewed the tones of colors, which I understand a lot of that as well, and there’s some other things there that I’d like to get some insight into.
ELIAS: I have offered previously the identification of non-physical, in a manner of speaking, expressions of each of these energy centers. As example, I have expressed that the orange energy center moves in expression of sexuality. The blue energy center moves in relation to communication.
In this, these energy centers are an expression of you. They are not governing of you.
JIM: I understand that.
ELIAS: YOU create specific manipulations of energy that you project into a physical expression. This is the manifestation of these energy centers. They are as physical as your physical body. You do not visually view them – although you may, for they are a physical expression of energy.
JIM: We can physically feel them.
ELIAS: Correct. And if allowing yourself, you may even incorporate your physical vision and view the expression of these energy centers. You may view the actual colors. You may view your actual energy field which surrounds your physical body, which is an incorporation of the expressions or the projection of energy of all of your energy centers that you incorporate within your physical body.
In this, individuals may create associations with the expressions of each of these energy centers, and attribute certain qualities or emotions to each of these energy centers. But I may express to you that there is a considerable expression of distortion in these types of associations, for there is an association with emotion which is attached to each energy center in these types of expressions that individuals incorporate, such as what you have presented to yourself within the incorporation of the book – the identification of certain emotions in relation to certain energy centers. Your identification of love in this physical dimension, your definition of compassion, incorporates an association with emotion. Associating emotion with each of the energy centers is a distortion.
You identify an expression of energy in the incorporation of the movement of one energy center in association with emotion. This, in a manner of speaking, is the avenue, in physical terms, that you offer to yourself, figuratively speaking, as the pathway for the subjective communication of emotion through a physical energy expression, and as you are aware, this is expressed through the yellow energy center. The other energy centers that you incorporate do not facilitate that exchange.
Emotion is a communication. It is not a reaction, it is not a response, it is not a gauge, and it is not merely identified by defining the signal of the feeling. It is an actual communication which is offered by the subjective awareness to the objective awareness. In physical terms, the pathway which is incorporated to facilitate the physical action of that communication is through this one energy center. The other energy centers are associated with other communications.
ELIAS: As you do not define emotion as a communication, you associate many emotions with other expressions, for you associate emotion with action, as a reaction.
In this, as you look to the qualities of each energy center, you easily create an association of different expressions of emotions in relation to the qualities of those energy centers. You may attribute different expressions of emotion to an energy center that expresses a quality of spirituality, but the emotion is a communication. It is not an identification of a response in relation to an action.
What shall you associate with spirituality in relation to emotion? Joy? Incorrect. In that type of association, you are expressing a reaction or a response in association with an identification of a quality or an action.
JIM: The qualities being what we had spoken about previously of the energy centers?
ELIAS: Correct. This type of expression of beliefs or associations of emotional qualities or expressions in association with the different energy centers is born of religious beliefs.
JIM: It seems that the lower energy centers, so to speak, or the slower, for me seem to have a more energetic effect, whereas the higher energy centers seem to have a calming effect – the higher the vibration, the more calming the energy; the slower the vibration, the more vibrating the energy.
ELIAS: (Quietly) And not necessarily. This is your association...
JIM: That’s my perception.
ELIAS: ...within your interaction with your energy centers, but it is not necessarily the expression or the rule.
ELIAS: In actuality, those energy centers incorporating what you term to be a slower vibrational quality may be allowing a calming physical affectingness, a clarity, for they allow you to slow your perception and view clearly what you are creating.
JIM: They do possess different qualities at different times, in different situations and different actions.
ELIAS: Yes. You may incorporate them in either fashion. It is your choice within the moment in how you shall incorporate the manipulation of that individual energy center. It is not locked to an absolute of action in relation to its vibrational quality.” [session 766, January 26, 2001]
ELIAS: “… let me express to you, many, many individuals create very similar automatic responses. You express an emotion of frustration within yourself, and your attention is focused upon the expressions or behaviors or movements of another individual; and in actuality, the frustration is expressing a communication to you that you have already denied your own choices.
Your attention is outside of yourself. Your attention is expressing to you that as the other individual creates whatever they are creating, you cannot create what you want. And this, I may express to you quite sincerely, is a harsh and almost devastating communication that you offer to yourself, for there is no greater denial that may be expressed than the denial of your own freedom, the denial of your own choice, the denial of your own self. This is the greatest expression of torment and trauma that may be expressed within your manifestation, and you all hold an immediate recognition of your own denials of self – your own denial of choice within yourselves – and you immediately communicate that to yourself through your emotions.
And in this, allow yourself to be recognizing the tremendous opportunity that you are both offering to yourselves and in relation to each other, that you may be listening to these communications and that you may be offering yourselves new freedoms and not an expression of denying yourselves, and how this shall enhance and create greater fullness in your relationship with each other.” [session 774, February 06, 2001]
MIKE: “Why is it that I use sugar as a trigger to be causing dizziness and like a numbness? There are certain times of the day that when I eat certain things I get dizzy or I get disoriented.
ELIAS: First of all, offer to me your impression concerning what you are creating, what you observe within your focus that you associate within these time frameworks with this action.
MIKE: Hmm. I don’t know. It’s just been so common throughout my life that I haven’t really had to ... I mean, it’s reversed now. When I would eat sugar when I was younger it would be the opposite. I would become really hyper, and I’d become more objectively aware, I guess. I’d become more of a smart ass, but now it seems that within the past couple years it’s turned itself around to where I’m almost blacking out. I’m not sure quite what to make of it. (Pause)
ELIAS: You do incorporate this substance as a trigger. I may express to you that within each of these displays of imagery that you have chosen to be creating, you are offering yourself a communication expressing that you be paying attention within your awareness of self and not holding your attention outside of self.
In previous experiences, you have offered yourself this type of trigger in an expression, as you have stated, of a heightened awareness, to be paying attention to yourself.
In THIS time framework, in relation to your movement in what you term to be years, your attempt at turning your attention to self with this trigger is, in a manner of speaking, manifesting in blocking out objective distractions.
I may express to you, both of these actions are in actuality extreme, and if you are so choosing you may be experimenting with this particular manifestation that you have created and allowing yourself to not be expressing this action in extreme, but noticing in those moments that your attention is occupied quite strongly outwardly and allow yourself to be paying attention to you without the distractions of what you view as outside stimuli; and in allowing yourself to turn your attention and be paying attention to what you are creating in the moment, you also may lessen this affectingness.
I may express to you, Mikah [Michael], you may not necessarily discontinue this type of action entirely, for you have incorporated this as a trigger to be paying attention. This is your choice to be discontinuing this action entirely within this present now. The potentiality is that you shall not necessarily disengage this action entirely, but if you are choosing, you may be incorporating it in less extreme merely to move your attention, and this may be beneficial to you as an objective expression, to move your attention to yourself and recognizing the distractions that you are engaging and holding your attention outside of self in extreme.
MIKE: Okay. Why do I do this then when I’m involving myself in school, when I’m having to do work and having to engage certain types of objective concentration? This seems sort of like a distraction from that, and that’s not compatible with grades.
ELIAS: Not necessarily. I may be in disagreement with you in your assessment of this situation.
You are correct that incorporation of this manifestation IS a distraction from your objective concentration outside of yourself, but I may also express to you this turning of your attention to self is not necessarily incompatible with your interaction in your studies, so to speak.
In actuality, holding your attention outside of yourself in tremendous concentration is requiring of more of an expression of energy, and in this action your communication to yourself is that you may be engaging your studies, so to speak, more easily and with less effort in allowing yourself to relax and pay attention to YOU.
(Leaning forward) Now; do not misunderstand what I am expressing to you. I am not expressing to you that you may not be paying attention to some outside objective expressions, or that you need be turning your attention inward in the expression of thoughts and interrupting your thought process in relation to your studies.
What I am expressing to you is that in this concentration objectively of your attention outside of yourself to the exclusion of an awareness OF yourself, you are no longer paying attention to what you are creating inwardly – and what you are creating inwardly is a forcing of energy. You are creating an association of extreme expectations in relation to yourself. You also begin communication to your physical body consciousness in relation to the forcing of energy, and what you create is a building of tension within your energy field, and your physical body consciousness begins expressing this tension and exhibiting this tension, but you are not paying attention to what you are physically creating. You are focusing your attention in extreme outside of yourself in this expectation that you hold concerning yourself, that this is the method that you must be incorporating to assimilate the information.
What you are expressing to yourself in communication is if you are paying attention to your own energy field, which requires LITTLE thought – in actuality, requires no thought but perhaps initially merely the thought of paying attention and noticing – and if allowing yourself to receive that communication, you allow yourself to relax your energy, which actually shall create more of an ease in your allowance for assimilation of the information that you are attempting to be objectively assimilating within your studies.
Therefore, I acknowledge to you, you are correct. It IS an interruption. It IS a type of distraction, to be offering you a communication in how you may be accomplishing what you want to be accomplishing in relation to your studies more efficiently.
MIKE: Okay; all right.” [session 789, February 25, 2001]
MIRIAM: “… Elias, could you talk about physical ailments, disease and how that’s an expression of the relationship with one’s self? I have a pain in my back, and don’t know what that means about me.
ELIAS: This is a communication.
Now; I may express to you, at times individuals hold energy and at times individuals block energy, and this may be expressed also in physical exhibitions or affectingnesses; but all of your expressions that you incorporate within your physical body consciousness are also an incorporation of a communication that you are offering to yourself, which offer you information concerning what you are creating in the moment.
You may be noticing, if you are allowing yourself to be paying attention, physical affectingness is a creation which is incorporated in each moment. There are interruptions. You may view or believe that you incorporate a constancy of pain or discomfort or even dis-ease, but in actuality, there are moments in which you do not create that. You generalize within your associations, and therefore you view that there is a consistency or a continuation. But you create affectingness physically in moments, and in each moment that you are creating that physical expression, you also are expressing a communication to yourself in relation to your own movement within that time framework, even within the choice of dis-ease.
Some individuals choose to be creating dis-ease and do not incorporate conflict, and are accepting of their choice in their expression of dis-ease and do not choose to be altering of their expression. Many times in these situations, the individual holds an awareness of what they are creating and how it is affecting; for every expression that you create is not merely affecting of you, it is affecting of all of consciousness. Therefore, it is affecting more obviously of individuals that you are interactive with, but it creates a ripple within consciousness that is affecting of all essences.
Now; as to the physical affectingness of your back, the manner in which you identify what your communication to yourself is is to allow yourself a stop point, a noticing point. In the moment of the painfulness, allow yourself to be incorporating an awareness of other associations, your beliefs and which beliefs are being engaged in the moment.
Example, hypothetical: an individual incorporates what they assess as painfulness within their back in a particular time framework, subsequent to prolonged movement or walking. This may be objectively explained by the individual, ‘I have incorporated this action of walking. It is irritating to my physical spine, and therefore that particular aspect of my physical body radiates tension and creates painfulness within the surrounding muscles.’ This is an objective explanation, holding much logic and rationale – and may be not associated at all with what the individual is actually creating.
Within the moments of the painfulness, the individual may be expressing to themselves their desire to be paying attention to themselves and not necessarily incorporating the action that they are incorporating. You may also be influencing your perception through your beliefs, that the action of walking upon certain surfaces creates a type of impactfulness which is unnatural to your physical form. You may be incorporating the communication to yourself to merely be paying attention to what you are incorporating in actions within the moment, or interactions in the moment.
Many individuals incorporate painfulness within this particular physical location in relation to their beliefs and associations with their supportiveness of themselves, not necessarily the supportiveness or lack of supportiveness of other individuals, but what they may be offering to themselves or not offering to themselves, and this may manifest in any particular moment.
As I have stated, your objective imagery is abstract, even the creation of physical exhibitions within your physical body form. If you incorporate one type of imagery in one situation and you do not gain your attention, you may incorporate a different type of objective imagery to present the same message to yourself.
Many times individuals – yourself also – create repetition in imagery if it incorporates painfulness, for painfulness shall obtain your attention. You DO offer yourselves your attention if you incorporate pain in any manner, in any form, be it emotional pain that you identify, or intellectual, mental, physical – it matters not. Any type of painfulness does attain your attention, for you place strong judgments upon painfulness, and these judgments are very influencing of your perception.
I may express to you quite literally, your perception is what creates the actual affectingness, for that same sensation may be perceived quite differently and your association shall not move in the identification of pain. I may express to you, quite commonly within your physical dimension individuals may be incorporating pain in your identification to extremes at times, and may express objectively to you that the sensation alters and is no longer identified as pain. What attains your attention is the mildness of pain. For you do not wish to be incorporating extreme painfulness, but just enough painfulness to be attaining your attention. (Chuckles)
Therefore, as you experience this painfulness within your back, my suggestion to you is that you be allowing yourself an awareness in paying attention to what you are creating in that moment. What are you associating with in that moment? It may not necessarily be a physical action. It may be an interaction with another individual. It may be a denial of your own choice in that moment, a forcing of your energy to be incorporating an action that you wish not to be incorporating, and therefore you force your energy to create a choice that you wish not to create. This many times, in your individual creation, is the scenario.
MIRIAM: Yes, thank you.
ELIAS: You are very welcome.” [session 800, March 18, 2001]
FRANK: “Well, one thing I have to tell you is that I’m not sure that I still really understand what it means to turn my perception to myself. I mean, I don’t know if that makes sense to you or not, but it’s something that I’m just not totally clear on.
ELIAS: I am understanding. Now; offer to me what you may term to be a small example of an interaction either between yourself and one of your children, or yourself and your partner.
FRANK: Oh, I don’t know. Let’s say my wife and I get in an argument over wallpaper or painting the house, or something like that.
ELIAS: Very well. Now; in this interaction, you engage an exchange with another individual, your partner. You engage a discussion concerning a particular subject matter.
Now; in this exchange, your partner offers one expression of information, and hypothetically we may express that you disagree. In holding your attention upon the other individual, you shall move into an expression of judgment, and you shall attempt to be convincing your partner of YOUR choice and attempting to be creating the action of altering your partner’s perception to be the same as yours.
ELIAS: Now; in that action, as you recognize, you may not alter another individual’s perception. But your attention is not within you; your attention is being projected outwardly and concerning yourself with the other individual, and the reason that you are creating this type of action and thusly creating conflict is that you are not paying attention to your own communications which are being offered to you within the moment.
Now; as I have expressed previously, you offer yourselves validation in sameness or similarity. You express threat in differences. Therefore, as you engage a disagreement with another individual objectively, this creates an automatic expression of threat, for this is the manner in which you associate in physical terms concerning interactions.
Now; in paying attention to yourself, I am not expressing that you shall not be objectively incorporating an aspect of attention concerning the other individual, for you shall. You are listening, you are participating in exchange, conversation, actions, events, and therefore an aspect of your attention IS held upon the expression of energy of the other individual.
But as you hold your attention within self and NOT move into the expression of projecting your attention outwardly to the other individual – in which you are no longer paying attention to yourself – you offer yourself the opportunity to listen to your own communications and your own associations, and therefore you offer yourself an understanding objectively of what you are creating; and therefore you recognize the incorporation of your automatic responses and allow yourself to not move in the direction of expressing those automatic responses, offering yourself freedom to choose what you shall be creating, rather than denying yourself choice and moving into the automatic response and incorporating conflict.
Once again returning to your example ... now; in holding your attention upon self, you engage the interaction; your partner expresses a particular communication. You recognize that you are, within self and perhaps even objectively, verbally expressing disagreement with the choice of your partner. In that moment, in the moment of disagreement, you immediately offer yourself a communication through emotion.
Now; in holding your attention upon you, you shall allow yourself to identify and recognize your own communication to self, and in this, you shall recognize, ‘Very well, I am expressing a different preference. It is unnecessary for myself to be justifying my preference or justifying my expression of judgment in relation to the preference of the other individual. It is unnecessary for myself to be convincing objectively the other individual that they should alter their preference to be the same as my preference,’ and recognizing that your automatic response would be to be projecting judgment to the other individual, for you have automatically instantly created an association within yourself of being threatened as you recognize that you are in disagreement and you are not creating similarly within your perceptions.
Once recognizing that threat – which the threat is the expression of discounting of yourself and doubt of yourself – and in the recognition of that expression that you are creating within yourself, you may also offer yourself choice. You may recognize that this is an automatic response within you and that you need not be responsive to it. You may recognize that you have created that association. The other individual is not expressing judgment in relation to you. YOU are expressing the judgment in relation to yourself, for your perception is different. Are you understanding thus far?
FRANK: Yes, I believe so.
ELIAS: Therefore, in allowing yourself to be holding your attention upon self, and allowing yourself to pay attention to your communications that you are offering to yourself, and recognizing your automatic responses, and offering yourself choice, your interaction shall be altered with your partner for your perception shall be altered, recognizing that you merely are expressing differences in preferences and that there is no necessity to be incorporating the same preference in that particular moment, which allows for an acceptance of yourself, it allows for an acceptance of the other individual, and your interaction is greatly altered.
FRANK: Yes, I can see that, at least from my end.
ELIAS: And in relation to the other individual also.
ELIAS: For as you express acceptance and are not expressing that energy of threat within yourself, you also create an allowance of free flow of energy between yourself and the other individual, and this, once again, is immediately recognized. Therefore, the other individual’s interaction with you is altered also.
FRANK: Okay, I can see that. (Pause) Well, there’s a lot there!
ELIAS: (Chuckling) You are correct! Ha ha ha ha!” [session 807, March 27, 2001]
DEBI: “I guess a lot of what I’m wondering is, is the intense emotional trauma that I feel, that I put myself through, does that distract me a lot of times? Is that obstructing my ability to translate the communications from myself? Because it’s just so intense, and I find myself saying, ‘Oh my god, Debi, just pull back from this a little bit. There’s a message here, and you’re getting lost in the method of delivery.’ Is that happening?
ELIAS: Partially, for you overwhelm yourself with the signal rather than exploring the message.
In this, be remembering your intent. (8) Therefore, you may allow yourself to recognize that you do express movement in intensity, but it does not necessarily require an intensity of judgment or discomfort.
Now; let me express to you, this is the significant point of allowing yourself an acceptance of you and your movement, for you do express your movement in intense directions and expressions. In this, they all are purposeful and contributing to your value fulfillment; therefore, in acceptance of how you present exploration to yourself, your perception shall alter.
(Elias leans forward) Let me express to you, in what I am offering to you presently, an identification of distinction. Knowing that you create your reality in the expression of intensity, you may continue to be expressing that intensity and not necessarily expressing the extreme in emotional communication or in signals. This is not to say that you may not continue to be creating intensity in experience, but as you allow yourself to relax and move yourself more into an objective familiarity with self, and in that process create more of an acceptance of self and more of an expression of trust of self, what shall occur is a turning of your perception.
Now; let me express to you in an analogy of gears. This movement that you create may be associated with a gear and your attention to emotional signals may be associated as another gear. View these two gears to be small gears which interlink with each other. A third gear, which is much larger, is your attention itself, and a fourth gear, which is equal size to the attention gear, may be identified as perception.
Now; the gear of attention directs the other gears. Therefore, the gear of attention moves and interlocks with specific grooves in the smaller gears. The action of the locking into grooves of this one gear, and in relation to the other gears, creates a movement into a specific gear and groove of the perception. It locks into that one groove, which continues to project a consistent expression and reality outwardly for the gears have locked, and the gears are directed by the attention.
Now; as you move the gear of attention, you interplay with other gears and move them into different positions. This automatically moves the gear of perception. Once the gear of perception is moved and directed in another direction, the reality which is expressed objectively – physically, outwardly – alters.
Now; as your attention locks into the gear of the signal of an emotional communication, it also locks the perception into a particular expression and projection. The significant aspect of self to allow yourself to be noticing is your attention, and where it is directed.
DEBI: I think my attention is directed a lot on discounting myself. It’s funny, the gear analogy. It feels like I’m spinning my wheels a lot of times. (Laughing)
ELIAS: This is a familiar groove.
DEBI: Yes, it is! Not even spinning my wheels but literally stuck in a gear, and I can feel that. I can feel myself stuck, and it’s like I want to take a big sledgehammer and just wham it.
ELIAS: But you are not stuck, you are moving. In relation to this analogy of the gears, you may associate this with your physical reality and your vehicle. As you engage a gear within the movement of your vehicle, it moves; but it continues to move in that particular gear and is limited to the movement of that gear.
DEBI: So if I simply move my attention, move the attention gear...
DEBI: Shift! I love this analogy. Okay! Oh, Elias, thank you for that!
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.
DEBI: This is so funny, because with my car I’ve had problems shifting gears for the last year and a half. (Elias laughs loudly) And I don’t know if you’re aware, but I’ve signed a couple of emails lately with the signature ‘in between gears, or shifting.’ (They both laugh) Oh, this is perfect. I love this! I love you!
ELIAS: Quite appropriate imagery that you present to yourself.
DEBI: Isn’t it funny? I had a dream last night about my car, too. I can’t remember what it was, but when you were telling me this I could feel gears meshing up inside me somehow. (Laughs)
ELIAS: It is quite similar in action, my friend. You may be shifting your vehicle into one gear and you may attempt to be forcing this vehicle to perform, in your terms, beyond that gear, and it shall continue to perform within that designated gear.
DEBI: Right! Oh, thank you for that.
ELIAS: And I shall express to you also, in pushing or forcing the vehicle to be performing within one gear outside of its capacity in that one gear, you shall also create the action of the vehicle ceasing to function. You create a similar action within yourself. As you continue to force movement within one groove of one gear, what you create is frustration and reinforcement of the very expression you wish to cease.
DEBI: Okay, I think I get it.
ELIAS: This to not to say you are not creating movement; you are.
DEBI: But it’s not the type of movement that I desire to create. (Elias chuckles)
ELIAS: Ah, but it is, for it is gaining your attention, and it is offering you insight, so to speak, in relation to self.
DEBI: And I am becoming, in my own way, more comfortable with that. It’s a process, I guess. Maybe it doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out process; it’s just a process. And I do feel movement. But I did feel as if there’s something here I’m not getting, and I think you just really put it into perspective for me. We’ll see, huh?” (Laughs)[session 864, July 12, 2001]
ELIAS: “The manner in which you begin to create this movement in relationship with self is to be turning your attention to self, allowing yourself to hold your attention within the now, not projecting futurely or pastly, and allowing yourself to pay attention to your communications that you offer to yourself.
Now; in paying attention to self, recognize that in actuality you create every aspect of your reality in every moment. In this, it matters not what may be occurring in objective imagery or in any expression that you view as being outside of yourself in circumstance, in situation, in objects, in other individuals. For in actuality, you are creating ALL of the movement and all of the imagery.
In recognizing that every aspect of your reality is created by yourself, you turn your attention to self, allowing yourself the recognition of your own responsibility for all of your reality, which in actuality offers you tremendous freedom. For in the moments that you are holding your attention outside of self and projecting your attention to situations, things or other individuals, you limit your freedom and you limit your choices. For in those moments, you create an association that there are expressions within your reality that you do not create, that create your reality for you.
I may express to you, my friend, many individuals within this time framework are quite familiar with the concept that you create your reality; but for the most part, individuals accept this concept merely in part. You accept that you create some aspects of your reality, but you also deem that there are other aspects of your reality that you do not create, that are created for you, and this is incorrect. This is a limitation which is created within your movements, for if you are not creating certain aspects of your reality, you are limited in how you may be creating your movements, and you limit your choices.
Therefore in allowing yourself to genuinely recognize – not merely intellectually, but genuinely recognize – that every moment of your reality is your OWN individual creation and expression, you begin turning your attention to self, and as you turn your attention to self, you allow yourself to pay attention to all of the avenues of communication that you offer to yourself.
One of the most efficient avenues of communication offered by the subjective awareness to the objective awareness is the communication of emotion. As I have expressed many times previously, emotion is not a reaction. It is a communication which is offered by the subjective awareness to the objective awareness in a precise identification of what you are creating in the moment.
Now; you are familiar with the signals of emotion, and for the most part may allow yourself to easily identify what the signals of emotion are. You recognize quickly the feelings that you experience and assign an identification or definition to that feeling. This is the signal. But within the expression of emotion there are two aspects: the signal to gain your attention, and the message. Paying attention to the message allows you to be becoming more familiar with your own expressions and movements, and allows you an identification of motivation and of what you are creating within any particular moment.
Now; you also offer yourself communications in other avenues. All of your senses, inner and outer senses, provide you with information and communications. Your impressions and your impulses offer communication to you.
Allow yourself a recognition that thought is not a communication. Let me express to you, my friend, that within the movement of this shift in this present time framework, all of you within your physical dimension are creating a movement of redefining terms, which moves your perception and thusly redefines all of your reality and how you move within it.
Now; in this present time framework, what is being redefined in terms and in association is the communication of emotion and the function of thought. Thought is a mechanism that you have created in the design of this physical reality. It is not a communication; it is, in a manner of speaking, a mechanism. It is a function that you have created to translate and interpret actual communications.
Thought is tremendously influenced by your beliefs, but it also is quite influencing of your perception. Therefore there is importance and significance in recognizing its actual function and therefore allowing it to function in the manner in which it has been designed, rather than attempting to incorporate the movement of thought to be creating your reality. This becomes confusing and quite challenging with many individuals, as they misinterpret the function of thought and attempt to direct thought to be functioning in a manner in which it has not been designed.
Therefore, as you familiarize yourself with your attention, with your communications and with the mechanisms that move in conjunction with each other to be creating your reality, you offer yourself objectively a clearer understanding of how you create your reality; and in this familiarization of self, you also create the movement of trust of your abilities and acceptance of yourself, which allows you to move into the acceptance of your beliefs, which is the point of this shift in consciousness.” [session 886, August 19, 2001]
DONNALIE: “Is there a difference in just wanting something and creating it? I mean, if you want something I guess you can go in the direction of not creating it, but doesn’t that in itself kind of create it, or no?
ELIAS: Let me express to you first of all, any direction that you move into and choose any particular choice in any subject matter, each moment that you create any choice all probabilities are thusly created, but not all probabilities are inserted into this physical reality that you recognize. You choose one and you manifest that one in a particular moment, but all other probabilities in association with that subject are also manifest in probable realities which, in a manner of speaking, parallel this physical reality that you recognize.
Now; in association with your question concerning wants, you may engage your thought process, you may express a thought in association with a want, and you may not necessarily create that want. For you create what you concentrate upon, and you create expressions or manifestations in association with whatever direction you are moving in in a particular time framework or moment.
Now; let me explain. Your concentration is the expression of your attention. Your attention is NOT your thoughts. Therefore, what you think is not necessarily what you are concentrating upon.
Thoughts are designed in your physical reality to be translating and interpreting information that you offer to yourself. You offer yourself information in many, many manners. Thought in itself is not a communication; it is a translating mechanism. Therefore, at times you create a thought that expresses to you an identification of a want, but it may not necessarily be an accurate translation, for it is dependent upon where you are directing your attention as to whether the translation of the thought shall be accurate or precise or not. It may be partially correct.
You may express to yourself a want through thought, and indirectly it may be correct; but the identification of the want may be distorted for your attention may be scattered, and if your attention is scattered, the mechanism of thought moves to be assessing all of the directions of your attention in a particular moment, which may confuse the thought process. Therefore it gathers all available information, and in its compilation of all of the different expressions of information that it is being offered, it may express to you an identification of a want, but in actuality the genuine want may be disguised. (Pause) Let me offer you an example.
DONNALIE: That would be good. I have a hard time understanding you when you talk. (Elias chuckles) I’m concentrating so hard I’m going cross-eyed!
ELIAS: HA HA! It is unnecessary to be engaging thoughts to this extreme! (Donnalie laughs)
You may, in a particular moment, express a thought to yourself that in that moment you want to be consuming ice cream.
Now; in response to this thought identifying a want, you acquire a container of ice cream and you begin to consume this ice cream physically, and within a few moments you express another thought in questioning and you express to yourself, ‘Hmm, this ice cream is not satisfying, but I thought I wanted this ice cream. Presently I am confused, for I am not satisfied with this ice cream.’ And you discard the ice cream, and you ponder in confusion why you have not been satisfied by the consumption of this ice cream, for you have clearly identified within yourself that you WANT the ice cream.
Now; this is an example of the creation of an identification through thought of a want which is unclear. It is a distortion. You are attempting to identify a desire which is being expressed inwardly. The translation objectively within your thoughts of the desire has been expressed to you in the form of a want, but it is an unclear want – although it appears to you to be quite clear and quite definite, for you have turned your attention to your thoughts.
In turning your attention entirely to your thoughts and not paying attention to communications – remember, thought is not a communication, it is a translator – therefore, in not paying attention to the communications and focusing your attention intensely upon your thought mechanism, you automatically trust the thought and you automatically respond to the thought as an absolute.
Now; once responding to the thought and recognizing that the want was expressed inaccurately, you become confused and you question yourself, expressing to yourself, ‘If the ice cream is not what I want, what DO I want?’
Now; once identifying that the thought has been inaccurate and questioning yourself in the identification of the genuine want, you may turn your attention to the actual communications – your impressions, your senses, your intuition, your emotions – paying attention inwardly to what you are actually DOING. The want of the ice cream has been a translation of the thoughts in response to a subtle emotion of longing. The feeling of longing is the signal. You identify quickly signals objectively, but you also automatically stop with the signal. Your attention moves to the signal, and you respond merely in the identification of it, the feeling of longing. Most individuals do not allow themselves to pay attention to the message which is being offered with the signal.
Emotion is not a reaction. It is never a reaction. It is a communication, and in the moment the emotion is expressing a communication identifying precisely what you are doing inwardly in that moment. But if you are not receiving the message, you merely continue the signal and confuse yourself.
Now; in signals that you deem to be uncomfortable, your automatic response is to be overriding the signal through thought, attempting to change the feeling through thought, or to be pushing the emotion, the signal, away, distracting yourself that you shall not feel the feeling any longer.
Therefore, in relation to wants, many times your thoughts are accurately translating your communications and many times your thoughts ARE expressing to you a genuine translation accurately in the expression of wants, and therefore you trust the translation of your thoughts. But many times the translation is not accurate, and this creates confusion and frustration.
The manner in which you may recognize whether your thoughts are translating accurately or not is that you do create a quite efficient system in your reality of offering yourself many avenues of communication. In the moments that your thoughts are inaccurately translating, the communication systems move into expression and they begin expressing to you the identification that there is a misunderstanding of thought. You shall present yourself with imagery physically, or you shall present yourself with an emotion, [or] you shall present yourself with impressions; but the snare is that you have all become quite familiar with trusting and paying attention to thought in extreme, and you allow yourselves to move in the direction of altering your choices based upon the translation of your thoughts, and subsequent to these types of actions you create conflict or disappointment or frustration. This is the reason that I express to you all repeatedly to allow yourselves to become familiar with you, pay attention to you and your communications to yourself.
I may express to you, Mallory [Donnalie], you express within yourself a desire to practice paying attention to what you identify as your instinct. This that you identify as your instinct is synonymous with what I may express to you as your intuition, that voice that speaks to you in genuineness, that voice which may be trusted, which shall not betray you. But you struggle with this voice and challenge yourself with thought. You override that small voice with your thinking.
DONNALIE: So that is the voice to listen to.
ELIAS: Yes, rather than creating your continuous duel between the thoughts and the voice of your intuition.
DONNALIE: Because I use it a lot.
ELIAS: I am aware.
DONNALIE: Do you know why we ask these questions indirectly? Do you know what we’re really talking about when we do, sometimes? (Laughs)
ELIAS: Through your energy expression, yes. I may also express to you that you may ponder – pay attention – when you are expressing indirectly. What are you not trusting? What is the nature of your concern and your fear in the moments that you choose to be moving around your country to cross your street? And what are you avoiding? (9)
For I may express to you quite genuinely, as I have many times with other individuals, in the moments that you allow yourself to clearly express a question, you also shall understand the answer more clearly, and I may express to you also, which I have offered many times throughout this phenomenon, although you all believe that there are secrets within your reality, this is an illusion, for in actuality within consciousness there are no secrets. (Chuckles)
LYNDA: You laugh!
ELIAS: It matters not; there also is no judgment. As you speak with this essence, I may express to you in truth there are no judgments. It matters not – your choices are merely your choices. Your experiences are merely an exploration. There are no good or bad or better or worse choices. They merely are choices for experience within a particular moment. They are not a reflection of your worth or your value, for that may not be affected in actuality by any of your choices.
DONNALIE: Well, that was crazy – not in a bad way! (Laughing, and Elias chuckles) I’ll have to ponder. I don’t know what to say to any of that!
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha! Very well!” [session 896, September 06, 2001]
MICKEY: “It seems like very few people actually think things through, especially before they act.
ELIAS: Correct. For these are the identifications of automatic responses, and you create countless automatic responses.
MICKEY: Is your reality an automatic response?
ELIAS: It is not necessarily, but it has become so.
MICKEY: It has become so for everyone, or...?
ELIAS: For you are not paying attention. You are not paying attention to what you are choosing, and you also have, in a manner of speaking, forgotten how to identify what your attention is. You associate your attention with your thinking, and your attention is not your thinking. Your attention may be focused upon your thinking, but it is not synonymous with thinking.
Attention directs. It is the director of your perception, and your perception creates your actual physical reality. Perception is not vision, and attention is not thinking.
Now; as you become more aware of your attention, you may allow yourself to move your attention, for you do focus your attention in extreme in relation to thought. Although you create automatic responses continuously which do not necessarily incorporate thought, you are THINKING continuously and you are paying attention to what you are thinking.
ELIAS: Yes. Analyzing, rationalizing...
MICKEY: Is that superfluous? Is that just like stupid stuff, doing that?
ELIAS: Not necessarily, but what holds significance is that you allow yourselves to define realistically the movements of different aspects of you and what their mechanism is. Thought is a mechanism. It is reality, but it does not create your reality. Thought is a mechanism of translation.
MICKEY: It’s like a digesting of reality.
ELIAS: It’s an interpretation. (10) It interprets. It translates.
MICKEY: Is it correct?
ELIAS: At times. At times, it may not necessarily be quite accurate.
MICKEY: Based on your perception?
ELIAS: And the direction of your attention. As an example, if your attention is quite focused upon your thinking, your attention is not focusing upon avenues of communication. Therefore, your attention continues to focus upon the thinking mechanism of you, which you are attempting to direct in its natural function to interpret and translate information, that you may objectively understand. But it incorporates challenge and difficulty in its function of translating and interpreting for it is not being given information, for your attention is not focusing upon the communications that you offer to yourself.
You incorporate many avenues of communication within yourself. You are highly diverse beings in this physical dimension and tremendously efficient. You offer yourselves MANY expressions of communication, but if you are not paying attention to them and you are merely paying attention to the translator, what shall it translate? It may partially offer you a translation, but the translation may be confused for it is not incorporating communication. Therefore, where shall it move its translation to? Beliefs. It shall automatically move to the expression of your beliefs and that is what it shall translate, not necessarily what you are communicating to yourself.
MICKEY: How can you change that?
ELIAS: By paying attention to the choosing aspect of you. The choosing aspect of you is the doing aspect of you, which is in movement continuously. You are always choosing. You are always doing. Your very existence is a choice. By paying attention in the moment in the now to what you are choosing and actually doing, you clear an avenue of communication to your thinking and allow it to translate accurately. You allow it to incorporate its function.
JEN: Is thinking also a communication with essence of self?
ELIAS: No. Thinking is not a communication, period.
MICKEY: It’s an interpretation...
ELIAS: And a translating...
MICKEY: ...of communication.
ELIAS: Yes. Emotion is a communication. Imagination is a communication, all of your inner senses, all of your outer senses are communications. Impulses are communications. Impressions are communications. Physical manifestations within your body consciousness are communications.
MICKEY: When you manifest something, like I recently broke my ankle, what am I telling myself? I can always guess, but I think I’d like to know. How can I know, deep down...
ELIAS: And this is what we are speaking of. This is the reason that as you each inquire a question of myself, my initial response is ‘what is your impression?’
MICKEY: Is that the answer, what our impression is?
ELIAS: What are you communicating to yourself? It is not hidden from you, my friend. You are objectively aware of your communications. It is merely a matter of paying attention.” [session 917, October 06, 2001]
SHAHMA: “... the other day I was outside having a smoke, actually, with a couple of friends, and they were talking about the tragedy of September 11 and the grief aspect of the families left behind. And I said, ‘Yeah, but if I was to die with a whole group of people like in a plane, if the plane went down and suddenly there we were on the other side, I would be looking around saying, ‘Wow! Why did we all go at once?” (Laughs) And they just looked at me kind of strangely. I didn’t feel any conflict in what I was saying, but... So I’m not always offering things in opposition, but as just a different way of looking at it.
ELIAS: I am understanding.
SHAHMA: Because I did feel a lot of sad feelings and everything with the whole thing that happened. I think my sadness... And that was another thing that I was going to ask about. It seems like when these emotions come up, it’s like I’m feeling what the grieving person that is left behind is feeling, and a lot of emotion comes up within me.
I don’t feel that dying, per se, is... Well, there is no death. I don’t feel a whole lot of challenge in that area, but there’s emotions that come up with me, and I’m wondering if this is an empathic thing. But it happens so often, even when I’m watching a movie, even sometimes a commercial on TV! I seem to automatically, if someone seems to be grieving, these emotions just kind of well up within me, and...
In fact I’ve had a little trouble in the past with interacting with someone that is going through a lot of sadness or grief because my automatic re... No, let’s not call it a reaction. The emotion that comes up within me, which I know it’s communicating something to me, is that I want to cry along with them. (11) It’s like I’m feeling the same thing! This happens, like I said, even when I’m watching TV or... It’s like there are all these triggers.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about that you say that the emotions are not a reaction, that they are communicating something, and I’m wondering what, in these instances, is the communication.
ELIAS: The communication is an identification of your association with the belief of separation and the strength of that influence in association with your perception. Separation is an illusion, and it is created by your objective perception. This expression of sadness, this signal of feeling sadness within you, is the signal to allow yourself to listen to the communication concerning separation.
Now; let me express to you, there is an action that is being generated in you with your empathic sense, but you engage that empathic sense in relation to other individual’s sadness to be EMPHASIZING the communication to yourself, and this is the reason that you continue to generate this experience and this signal repeatedly with yourself.
You generate this signal quite strongly at times, which I am aware that at times the strength of this signal influences another signal to your physical body consciousness which moves you to weeping, which is a release of energy and tension. Your physical body consciousness creates an automatic action to be releasing energy, for the expression of tension becomes intense.
In this, throughout your focus, my friend, in your exploration and movement towards the ‘eye,’ you have expressed a strong association with this belief of separation, and in that strong association, you have been attempting to move towards the objective recognition in genuineness of the lack of separation.
SHAHMA: Yeah. (Weeping) That’s what I feel.
ELIAS: And this is such a strongly expressed desire within you that the communication which identifies the alignment of separation is generated quite strongly.
Let me express to you, my friend, merely allowing yourself to NOTICE the communication and acknowledge it may be quite affecting. For each time you acknowledge this communication to yourself – and you need not DO with it; you need not attempt to CHANGE the expression – but merely in the acknowledgment of it, you dissipate some of that energy which reinforces that expression of separation.
SHAHMA: That makes a lot of sense. I think I have done that sometimes.
SHAHMA: I definitely... Okay.
ELIAS: Yes, you have.
SHAHMA: When I begin to even think about the lack of separation, the oneness, or like once I remember talking to my youngest daughter about the consciousness within everything and that we’re all consciousness and everything is alive, and I was going on and I just felt this upwelling of incredible – wooo! – feeling within me. It’s almost like this kind of... It’s like a yearning, but it’s almost like I’m going toward a lover.
ELIAS: Yes! And THAT is the ‘eye.’
SHAHMA: Oh, wow! (Emotionally) Oh, thank you! This is really, really helpful.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.” [session 1053, April 08, 2002]
ROBERT: “What’s the difference between what I think I want and what I really want?
ELIAS: Ah! (Laughter) The difference is expressed in the different aspects of yourself, recognizing that thought is a mechanism. It is a genuine energy – it is quite real – but it does not precede or generate your reality. It translates.
Now; in this, thought translates what is offered to it in information. If you are offering general information to your thought process – for you are partially listening to your communications – you shall generate a general translation and interpretation of what you want, which may not necessarily be accurate. It may be general, but it may not necessarily be precisely accurate.
The manner in which you allow yourself to distinguish what you want and what you think you want is to pay attention to what you create, what you do. For this is generated by an aspect of you that chooses, and what you choose moves in association with your direction in that time framework. It does not distinguish between whether the creation is comfortable or not comfortable, or whether you assess it to be good or bad. It chooses in relation to your direction.
Therefore, in paying attention to what you actually generate, what you actually choose, what you actually do ... for many times you continue to express to yourself, ‘I did not choose this; it merely occurred.’ It matters not. It has been generated; this is what you DO.
In paying attention to what you DO, this is an expression of what you have chosen, and in relation to that, in paying attention to what you are communicating to yourself through your senses, your outer senses, your inner senses, your emotions – which are quite precise – and your imagination, which is another avenue of communication – it is not fantasy, it is quite real – you offer yourself an accurate assessment of what you genuinely want.
You may express to yourself, ‘I want to be interactive with this individual. I am recognizing an attraction to this individual; I want to be interactive with this individual,’ and what you DO is not be. And if you attempt to force your energy, you shall immediately offer yourself an emotional communication.
The key is to pay attention, to listen, to recognize that you are offering yourself a communication, to notice what you do.
ROBERT: What about desire?
ELIAS: You shall know your desire through what you do.
ROBERT: So depending on what I say, or what I say outwardly that I want, how clearly I speak it, that’s how clearly I’ll get it back?
ELIAS: Not necessarily. For you may be speaking in association with thought, which may be associated with the belief ‘if I think, therefore it shall be.’ No, it shall not. Thought does not generate reality. Thought is a translating mechanism. It does not create your reality.
You may express to yourself in thought, ‘I want a new car, I want a new car, I want a new car, I want a new car.’ (Laughter) And you may think and think and think and think, and you may express outwardly in language, ‘I want a new car! I want a new car!’ But you may not materialize a new car, for what you DO reflects your direction. Thinking does not precede or generate reality.
Now; you may think ‘I want a new car.’ This may be a general translation. You may be offering yourself information in communication to yourself, but in not paying attention to that communication, your translation may be general and you may express to yourself, ‘I want a new car.’ In actuality, what you may be communicating to yourself is ‘I want to be expressing a more efficient manner of ease in my movement; I want to be transporting myself more efficiently,’ and in not paying attention to your communications, you may translate this into the thought process of ‘I want a new car.’ But you do not generate the new car for this is not the point, and this is not what you genuinely want. This is the significance of paying attention.
ROBERT: So I may wind up with a limo and a driver!
ELIAS: You may. (Laughter)
ROBERT: I get it.
MARK: If you believe in something hard enough, not thinking, but believe it because your actions direct you towards that belief ... I think I just answered my own question. (Laughter)
ELIAS: Shall you generate? Yes, you shall. For you create what you concentrate upon – not what you THINK, for your concentration is not based in thought. Your concentration is based in your beliefs. Yes, if you are concentrating your attention upon certain beliefs and it is intense, yes, you shall create it.
PAT B: Elias, this is Pat B. Back when I used to read Seth, I used to get the impression that ... say I want a new car. He said that if I would experience the emotion of having a new car and the feeling of having the new car and the actuality of seeing myself in that new car, I could necessarily get that new car. How does that relate to what you’re saying between thought and emotion? Can I get the new car by throwing in the emotion on top of the thought? That’s what I’m asking.
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking, yes. It is being presented differently, but the concept is the same. For the emotion is a communication, and it is precisely expressing to you what you are generating in the moment. Therefore, in a manner of speaking, if you are generating the communication of the emotion in relation to the creation of the car, perhaps you are expressing to yourself that you trust your ability to generate this in a manifestation.
PAT B: Okay, so is there a formula to get the new car? (Laughter) I want the method to get the new car!
ELIAS: Ah! The method!
PAT B: Or the winning lottery ticket, or the new house, or the perfect family, or whatever. If we put the emotion combined with the thought, and pitch ourselves into the situation, will that help us to grab hold?
ELIAS: Not in the method that you are expressing! For what you are expressing in your method is attempting to be objectively creating the communication.
PAT B: But I’m common!
ELIAS: It matters not.
PAT B: But being common, can’t I manipulate my reality to get...
ELIAS: Yes, you may manipulate your reality to generate what you want. May you deviate from the blueprint of your reality in this dimension in association with your orientation? No. You may disengage if you choose not to be compliant with the blueprint, but regardless of your orientation your communications are the same. Your interpretations of them may be different, your allowance of accessing them may be different, but the manner in which you communicate is the same.
You incorporate the same five outer senses; you incorporate the same inner senses; you all incorporate emotion. These are communications. You all incorporate imagination. You all incorporate physical body consciousnesses, and you allow yourselves to affect them as another avenue of communication at times. You all incorporate impulses, intuition, and impressions. What you are expressing is an attempt to create the reverse of your design.
PAT B: Oh. Explain, please.
ELIAS: Communication is a subjective movement which is offered in harmony with the objective.
View the blueprint of your reality in this physical dimension. It is dual – not duplicitous – dual: male/female, black/white, emotion/sexuality, communication/physical manifestation, objective physical manifestation/subjective communication. The function of the subjective is communication. The function of the objective is the physical manifestation of that.
What you are expressing is that you shall engage the objective in the role of the subjective, that the subjective shall manifest and the objective shall communicate. This is not the design of your physical dimension. Communication is offered subjective. It is translated and manifest objective: emotion/subjective.
PAT B: So maybe I’m misunderstanding. I got the impression back in the old days that if I could put enough emotion into my thought process of achieving whatever it was, and I could picture myself and emotionally be involved in that, that I could actually achieve what it was I was communicating to myself.
ELIAS: But you are attempting to generate the emotion through thought.
PAT B: But sometimes it works, though. (Laughter) Sometimes it really works with me.
ELIAS: I am understanding, but not in the manner that you are thinking. The reason, in your terms, that at times it works is that you are genuinely expressing an emotional communication, and listening and recognizing, acknowledging and trusting. You do not generate an emotional communication objectively to the subjective.
PAT B: So the method was a waste of time? I shouldn’t have spent all that time putting myself emotionally into having what I wanted and then getting it?
ELIAS: What I am expressing to you, in your mundane terms, is that it is hit-and-miss! (Laughter)
PAT B: Many times, but not always!
ELIAS: At times, you are allowing yourself a genuine communication and paying attention to that emotional communication, and are offering that information to the mechanism of thought, and they are in harmony.
PAT B: So there’s no direct method?
ELIAS: Yes, there is a direct method! (Leaning forward and smiling)
PAT B: Paying attention to what I really want!
ELIAS: Paying attention to what you are communicating to yourself in all of the avenues, and what you are actually choosing; paying attention to the influence of your beliefs and recognizing that they are not absolute, and that you do incorporate choice.
I may offer to all of you, in conjunction with what I have expressed in explanation of the roles of this energy exchange, I hold an awareness that you are partially assimilating this concept. (Laughter) I may express to you, as I have stated in relation to the roles of this energy exchange, I offer the suggestion that you allow yourselves to inquire of this concept of Michael [Mary], for he has actualized it and incorporates an objective understanding. For this is the reason that he has been chosen, to be the objective example which you understand. I offer the information and Michael [Mary] objectifies it, and you understand in the combination of the two expressions.
And in this, I shall bid you all adieu.” [session 1105, June 08, 2002]
JO: “Is there an element of humor that’s a truth?
ELIAS: This is associated with your physical dimension. Therefore in a manner of speaking, as associated with emotional communications, it is not necessarily relevant to other dimensions or areas of consciousness, and therefore may not necessarily be translatable in another manner. Truths are translatable in some manner in EVERY area of consciousness.
JO: I’m not sure I want to go, then! (Elias laughs with the group) If there aren’t any laughs...
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha! Another element to appreciate within your physical dimension!
RODNEY: Elias, is humor then something like emotion? Is it a signal...
RODNEY: ...for other information?
RODNEY: It is an emotion.
PAT: Humor is a signal? Is that what we’re saying? Humor is only a signal?
RODNEY: It’s a signal like emotion is a signal.
PAT: So, it all zeros down to only being a signal?
ELIAS: A signal also incorporates an accompanying message, for it is an emotion.
PAT: So it’s a signal for us to look for what the communication might be?
ELIAS: ALL communications through emotion also incorporate a signal.
LUANA: Say that one more time, please.
ELIAS: All communications associated with emotion also incorporate a signal.” [session 1167, October 26, 2002]
PAMELA: “So the strong feeling that thought is more than a translator, is that a part of duplicity? Is that just something that’s here...
ELIAS: It is a misdefinition.
PAMELA: I’m sorry, it’s a...?
ELIAS: It is a misdefinition.
PAMELA: What is a misdefinition?
ELIAS: What you are inquiring of. It is a misdefinition that is the (unintelligible) (12) of why thought is so strongly associated with a communication or with a method that generates your reality.
It is a misunderstanding and a misdefinition in similar manner to the misdefinition of emotion, which has been challenging for many individuals to redefine the expression of emotion as not a reaction and not a response but rather as a communication associated with a signal. Many individuals continue to express challenge attempting to redefine that expression and that function which is a communication and objectively understand what the communication is.
In similar manner you have created this definition that thought is a communication, and therefore you have a misdefinition of its function in similar manner to...
NORM: Cannot a person use thought to determine a choice, and therefore use thought to determine the choice that makes the action?
ELIAS: It is dependent upon your communications and how you are translating, and if you are translating accurately. At times, individuals do translate different communications, and emotion is not your only communication avenue. Therefore at times individuals are translating different avenues of communication adequately and accurately and translate this into thought, and therefore generate an action in association with thought or a choice in association with thought.
NORM: So it’s still a choice that makes the action...
NORM: ...not necessarily that the choice is made by thought communication. The thought communication with your...
ELIAS: No! Thought is not a communication.
NORM: Well, then how does my thought create a choice?
ELIAS: It does not.
NORM: We just agreed that it did.
ELIAS: No. We did not agree that it does or that it can. Thought does not create choice.
You may be offering yourself a communication, and you may be accurately translating it through the mechanism of thought, and you may choose to be generating action in association with the accuracy of that translation, but the thought is not creating the action or the choice.
NORM: If I lose something and I think that it could be here or here or here or here, I think that it’s most likely in this place and therefore I will choose to go there to look for it first. What did you find in that sequence that’s...
ELIAS: What you are unaware of is what you are communicating to yourself. You are not paying attention to that action.
NORM: What was I unaware of?
ELIAS: Your communication.
NORM: And what was that?
ELIAS: Your subjective awareness is continuously communicating to you, and your objective awareness translates the act of communication from many, many, many different avenues to thought.
Now; if you are paying attention ... this is the significant action, the movement of attention, and attention is not thought. Jale [Bobbi], underline that sentence! (Laughter) If you are allowing yourself to move your attention, you shall offer yourself information which may be accurately translated through thought, and this is also your confusion of why you rely upon thought and that you think it precedes your choices and your reality. It does not.
But this is the reason that you associate in this manner, for you incorporate a linear time framework. You generate a perception that creates a sequence of events, and this is the manner in which you think – you THINK – in sequence of events. This is not necessarily the manner in which you actually create, but you THINK in a sequence of events, which is the TRANSLATION of what is actually occurring, and therefore that translation is offered to your perception and influencing of your perception, and therefore you create in sequences of events. Although, at times your thought process becomes confused and you do not create in sequences of events, and you surprise yourself and you create (unintelligible).
NORM: So how do I go about finding something that I lost?
ELIAS: You pay attention to your communications. This is the point of discussion this day: paying attention to your movement, paying attention to your DOING.
ARTHUR: It’s like when I lose my keys in my house. I stop and sometimes my body seems to lead me to my keys. Sometimes I’ll just walk and I won’t objectively see them right away, but I’ll be standing right in front of my keys. I’ve done that plenty of times.
ELIAS: Correct. Which is another example or evidence that thought does not create your reality or direct it. But it becomes confusing, for you think that it does and it does not. You offer yourselves evidence in every one of your days how thought does not create your reality and does not drive you or motivate you through actions that you incorporate; but you discount your actual reality, what is actually occurring, for you are so very accustomed to relying upon a mechanism to create your reality, which does not.
JON: (Unintelligible; question about paying utility bills)
ELIAS: If you choose to be altering your reality, you alter your perception. And how do you alter your perception? You recognize the beliefs that are being expressed.
Now; you may think to yourself, ‘I see that I incorporate this belief that I must be paying this bill to receive this service. Ah! I have identified this belief, for I have thought of it. Therefore, now I shall think, ‘I do not align with this belief.’ Done!’ (Laughter) Not! And perhaps if you do not pay your utility bill, you shall not be provided with the service, because just that you have identified the belief through thought is not to say that you do not continue to concentrate on that belief.
JON: So what do I actually do then?
ELIAS: You recognize that you incorporate a belief, and you actually allow yourself to accept this belief, recognize its influence. You genuinely move the concept into a reality. You allow yourself to experience, for without experience the concept remains concept and it is not moved into reality. You may think and think and ponder and analyze all that you may, it shall matter not.
JON: What should I experience, not paying the bills?
ELIAS: No. Experience the belief that you incorporate and that you express, that you must be paying this bill. Allow yourself to experience this belief, recognize it, recognize your incorporation of it, identify its strength and genuinely express acceptance of it. It is in existence, you have been expressing it, you express no judgment concerning your alignment with it or not aligning with it, and that aligning with it or not aligning with it is not better or worse. You identify that you genuinely may express within yourself it matters not that I pay this bill or I do not.
ARTHUR: What about the aspects of that belief?
ELIAS: That is a belief. You are expressing the aspect. You are distinguishing between the belief system and belief. The belief is an aspect of the belief system.
ARTHUR: Okay, I understand.” [session 1252, January 18, 2003]
ANNE M.: “Can I just say that in that choice which one is consciously aware of having, what I find I tend to do is go with the more familiar choice because I’ve been doing that, but the reason that that is, is because of the power of the emotion that’s behind it. It is very hard to discharge the emotion and switch over to a new belief, because it’s like a new way of living.
ELIAS: Very well; hold. We shall break, and we shall address to this statement as we return. For you are incorporating two elements, doing and communications, emotion and choice.
ANNE M.: Yes, it was about being aware that there are two beliefs, or however many you want to have, but the one that you have been living and experiencing is very difficult to change or to alter or exchange because of the force of the emotion behind it. So the question is, how does one loosen that amount of emotion in order to engage another direction?
ELIAS: By listening to the communication.
Emotion is not a reaction. It is a communication that incorporates a signal that is the feeling. The feeling increases or becomes stronger as you do not receive the message. If you receive the message, the feeling dissipates; for if you receive the message, you offer yourself information that you may evaluate. But if you are not receiving the message, the signal continues and it increases to move your attention.
Now; what becomes a snare for most individuals is that they pay attention to the signal and move no further. They do not allow themselves to incorporate the message or to listen to the message. They merely concentrate upon the signal, the feeling, and as you continue to concentrate upon your feeling, you are not evaluating or addressing to what the message is. Every signal that you identify as an emotion, for you define emotion as the feeling, is merely the signal.
Now; every feeling that you identify as an emotion also incorporates a message.
Now; this is significant also, for many, many, many individuals are objectively challenged by even the identification of what the signal is and become confused, and therefore they are not precisely identifying what that signal is, what that feeling is within them, which is important to identify for in the mere identification of this signal you offer yourself a direction of how to evaluate what the message is.
Example: many, many, many individuals may feel some type of agitation, and they identify or label that as ‘upset.’
Now; what are you expressing, if you are expressing to yourself or to any other individual, what are you identifying in expressing that you are upset? This is a generality. It is not specific. Therefore, how may you evaluate what the message is if you are not identifying what the signal is, that which you identify as the feeling of the emotion? ‘Upset’ may be incorporated as a broad term for sadness, anxiety, disappointment, frustration, irritation at times. There are many, many specific signals that may be incorporated in the umbrella of ‘upset.’
That is the generality which is also a familiarity to all of you, to be identifying different expressions in generalities, beliefs in generalities. What are you experiencing? What is the belief that is influencing your choices and your behaviors and your actions? Personal responsibility? What is meant in ‘personal responsibility’?
In time frameworks past, in offering this information and these concepts to you all previously in time frameworks in which the specifics of them were unfamiliar and what you incorporated in objective understanding and knowledge was merely that you do incorporate beliefs and that beliefs exist, I offered also generalities to facilitate your movement into a greater objective understanding of the directions and the specifics of them in relation to yourselves.
Those generalities now are becoming obsolete, for you do incorporate a wider awareness now. But what is familiar to you? What is familiar to you is to allow some other expression – another entity, another individual – to direct you, for you are unfamiliar with directing yourselves. Therefore, you look to any expression that you deem to be an authority – of which all of you deem myself to be an authority, and I am not. You all incorporate the same information as do I.
You are consciousness, you are essences, and you all incorporate the ability to tap into yourselves and to respond to your questions and to offer yourselves your answers, but this is an unfamiliar action. Therefore, as being unfamiliar and not incorporating the experience, which is the key, you flounder and you question and you become confused, for you express to yourselves, ‘How shall I know? How shall I acquire this information? How do I do that?’
ANNE M.: I think that’s it.
ELIAS: Precisely. For, to generate a reality from a concept within your physical reality, you must incorporate the experience. If you do not incorporate the experience, it remains a concept.
And what do you experience with the concept? Frustration, for you KNOW objectively that you incorporate somewhat of an understanding intellectually, for you are not stupid or idiots, and in this, intellectually you recognize the concept and you express to yourselves, ‘I understand this concept, but I incorporate no understanding of how to actualize this.’
You do not even incorporate an objective understanding of how to express that you do not understand, and you flounder with that expression in your interaction with each other. You express to another individual, ‘I understand intellectually this concept, but I do not understand...’ and what is following this? ‘I do not understand in here,’ (Elias places both hands on his chest) for you do not even incorporate the language to express to each other what you are meaning. What you are meaning is, ‘I understand intellectually, but I do not understand practically. I do not understand experientially. I do not understand the doing.’
Now; in association with your question, and moving into the familiarity and noticing that there is also an emotional communication that is accompanying that familiarity, the manner in which you free yourself is to pay attention to the emotional communication. Regardless of whether you continue to express the automatic response which triggers the emotional communication, the emotional communication is what is important to be paying attention to.
Now; as you engage any action and you trigger an emotional communication, what is actually occurring is, quite simply, your subjective awareness – at the same time as your objective awareness is generating an action – your subjective awareness is identifying what is influencing that action. One does not follow the other. Your objective and subjective are NEVER but in harmony with each other.
Therefore, in the same moment that your objective awareness is generating a choice, an action, an expression, your subjective awareness, in harmony with it, is identifying: ‘This is the influence; this is the belief that is in play in this moment. This is how it is influencing you, pay attention. I shall offer a signal that your objective awareness shall recognize, and you shall pay attention.’
And you do, to the signal – partially. For you identify that you are feeling, and at times you may clearly identify what you are feeling. But many times you are not clear even to what you are feeling, therefore you generalize and the message is lost for you do not even seek it. Your attention is fixed upon the feeling, for that is familiar.
Now; it appears to you objectively that you generate an action and the emotion follows. This is the reason that for most of your focus to this point you have identified and defined emotion as a reaction, but it is not. In actuality they occur simultaneously, but your attention moves. Therefore, initially your attention is directed to your action – objective. For within waking state your attention automatically moves initially to objective expressions, imagery, action, and all of your senses, inner and outer, which are all expressed objectively.
In this, as you begin to notice your emotional communication, your attention has begun to move, and therefore you assess that your emotion is a response and is following your action. It is not so. It is merely a matter of the movement of attention and what attention gravitates to first, and its first gravitation is to familiar.
Now; in redefining emotion, you allow yourself an expansiveness, for in that redefinition you empower yourself. You are not victim to what you feel, and what you feel is not being generated by a situation, a circumstance or another individual or your environment.
It may be triggered; your response is triggered through your interaction with any of these expressions, any of these elements, your environment, a situation, a circumstance, another individual. All of those outside expressions may be influencing of triggering responses within you in association with your individual expressed beliefs, but they are not creating that.
You are responding, and in your response objectively your subjective awareness, in conjunction with your objective which is responding, also responds in an identification: ‘This is what you are doing; this is what is influencing. This is the belief,’ and therefore now you incorporate your ‘why.’
But as I have expressed previously, in this process that we are discussing of identifying and paying attention and evaluating to allow yourselves to express your freedom and experience your freedom, I suggest to you all that temporarily, until the time framework in which you become much more familiar with this process, do not incorporate the question ‘why?’ For this question is very familiar, and in its familiarity you do not offer yourself an answer. You merely repeat the question, ‘why, why, why?’ And your answer is, ‘I do not know; I do not know.’ ‘Why’ is too much of a familiar question.
Therefore, in your process as you begin to recognize, as you begin to listen to these emotional communications, rather than expressing to yourself, ‘Why am I feeling this,’ once you have identified, ‘I am feeling disappointment,’ express to yourself the inquiry, ‘What is this disappointment? Where within myself am I disappointed? What is motivating that disappointment? What is creating that disappointment?’ Remove the outside expression, for it has merely served as a trigger.
ANNE M.: Would doing that actually lead back to a belief that you have about yourself?
ELIAS: Yes. Yes, which is the point.
ANNE M.: And then you become aware, at that point, of your belief, and when that happens the emotion will...
ANNE M.: And then you can move on to something else.
ELIAS: For you may evaluate what motivates that influence, what is your association with that belief.
Now; do no ensnare yourselves in the black and white of that, for one belief does not incorporate one influence. One belief incorporates many, many, many influences. It is dependent upon the situation, and the same belief may be influencing in many different manners.
KATRIN: Does it mean, then, you have physical sensations of those which you describe as feelings or emotions when the harmony between the objective and subjective is somehow not in harmony? As long as you have it, the same power of emotions, you are still not down to the belief which really creates the disharmony?
Or is that what you just explained, that you have so many influences it takes sometimes more time, more than one belief, to get down to the point where you have a choice to go to another belief or to change it, or to exchange a belief. I mean, some physical sensations last quite a while, and you believe sometimes, ‘Now I’m down to it, and I’ve got it now,’ and then it continues. So that’s my question.
ELIAS: Not necessarily. This is dependent upon your movement and how you direct your attention.
For another familiarity which many of you fascinate yourselves with is complication. (Laughter) You shall analyze and analyze and analyze, for this is complicating and this is fascinating! ‘How much more may I complicate this situation and fascinate myself with how far I may move with this complication?’ And if it is not complicated enough in all of your analyzation, you shall inquire of another individual to offer a different perspective to analyze farther and complicate more! ‘I have not complicated this situation enough; how may I complicate it even more? Shall you offer me a suggestion?’ And the other individual is more than willing to participate in your complication and, ‘Ah, yes! I have analyzed in this manner,’ and you express, ‘Ah! I did not perceive in that direction! I shall evaluate in that direction also, and I shall further my complication.’ No – it is unnecessary.
In actuality, I shall offer you a slight secret. Many times I offer information to all of you in much more of a complicated fashion than is necessary. For if I answer you in the genuine answer, you shall be blankly staring at myself and you shall, subsequent to our interaction, be milling ‘round discussing with each other, ‘What did he say? What was that meaning? I do not understand. There must be more, and he has eliminated some of the information.’ No, but you are unfamiliar with the simplicity of actually creating.
Just as you automatically create your universe, and give it no thought. You merely do it. But tremendous thought is incorporated in generating creating coins and paper: ‘How, how, how? Not enough, not enough!’ Billions of stars, but not enough paper and coins!
Now; in this, as you recognize a signal ... choose a signal, any of you.
ELIAS: Sadness, very well – an example of an emotional communication that you view to be not a communication but a reaction to an action. An action occurs, and you react and you express sadness, and the emotion is merely the feeling. You feel sad. And in that sadness, if it is strong enough, you generate a tremendous tension within your physical body form, and what occurs? You weep, and you view weeping to be natural and an absolute that occurs with sadness.
In actuality, weeping is a natural action that is merely a release of tension within your physical body. This is the reason that individuals also weep in joyfulness and laughter, for they are incorporating extreme tension within their physical body consciousness and that energy is so tightly expressed that you automatically release within your physical energy, and this generates the action of weeping.
But sadness is a feeling that occurs in association with certain actions.
Now; what actions do you respond to in this emotion? In this time framework we are identifying emotion as you define emotion, a reaction. What causes – for your belief in cause and effect is also very strong – therefore, what causes sadness?
ANNE M.: When your pet goes missing, a beloved pet.
MALE: Or you fear to have no money.
ELIAS: Or? (Pause) When do you experience that you are sad?
FEMALE: When someone is dead, dies.
ELIAS: What also generates your feeling...
BALBINA: No choice. (Pause)
ELIAS: What do you view as a common factor in sadness?
HELMUT: Finding love or acceptance or something.
ELIAS: A common factor of the feeling of sadness, the common factor that causes you to feel sad in any situation?
HELMUT: The main cause is love, in most cases.
ELIAS: That is another emotion.
GERHARD: Being a victim?
ELIAS: I am understanding what you are expressing, but not necessarily love. You may also experience sadness and not be expressing love.
ANNE M.: ... When you don’t have what you think you should have, or...
JENS: When you think you have lost...
ELIAS: Loss! Loss is the common factor in the expression of sadness: loss of choice, loss of possession, loss of interactions, loss of perceived possessions, loss of action. Loss is the common factor in association with sadness, and this is the reason that you experience sadness in degrees, for you experience degrees of loss. Some loss is more intense than other loss, dependent upon your expression of value in association with that loss.
Now; if you are experiencing some action that triggers an association of loss with you, and you generate the feeling, the signal, of sadness, if you move another step rather than being fixed upon the feeling...
Now; as an aside, I shall express to you, this is not to say to ignore the feeling. I am not expressing to you to dismiss the feeling or to not express the feeling, for that defeats the purpose also. But in acknowledgment of the feeling, which is the signal, and identifying ‘I am feeling sad,’ now you move into your evaluation. What is generating this sadness?
Now we move to what I expressed to you – which I am aware of your energy was questioning in conjunction with many others – remove the outside source, for your automatic response to yourself is, ‘I am sad for this has occurred.’ No, it is not cause and effect. You are not sad for this outside action has occurred. You are offering yourself a signal.
Now; what is generating that signal? You may identify generally, as we are right now: ‘The signal is being generated for I am experiencing loss.’ Very well, this is not offering you much information, is it? It is merely identifying what you are experiencing. What is influencing that? What belief is influencing that?
Loss is not always influenced by the same belief. There are many different types of loss, and in those different types of loss there are different beliefs that influence that expression. Therefore, once you have identified that you are expressing loss within yourself, what is influencing that? What is motivating that expression?
Now you begin to evaluate: ‘What is the belief that is influencing that expression?’ Now you are becoming more specific, and in that specificness you begin to allow yourself to question not merely the influence, but is this influence true? For perhaps in some situations you may evaluate yes, it is true; but perhaps in your evaluation you may express to yourselves it is not true. In that moment, the signal entirely dissipates for you have received the message.
Now; even if you deem the influence to be true, you may also continue your evaluation and express the questioning to yourselves what are your choices in this situation, for you always incorporate choices – not to fix it, for it needs not to be fixed, but what are your choices in that moment? And perhaps your choice may be merely to accept that this is one of your truths. Yes, you recognize that it may not be an absolute but within yourself it is, in this moment, and your choice is to feel sad.
For in certain situations you do generate absolutes – death. You may intellectualize over and over this concept that death is not an absolute, that death is not an end, that you continue, that other individuals continue, but the fact remains – and this is an interesting term, ‘fact’ (grinning), for facts are not absolutes and they change – but in your assessment the fact remains that in the moment death has occurred you are separated from whatever has died and it shall not return. Therefore it is one of your truths, for it has become an absolute.
But you also, even in death, incorporate choice, for you choose how to direct your energy. You choose. Shall you direct your energy in allowing yourself the natural expression of your energy, for in the moment this is what you want to feel? Or are you forcing your expression, for you SHOULD feel? And if you do not feel, what is your choice? To force yourself to feel, or to allow yourself your natural expression, (humorously) which may be quite bad!” [session 1398, July 19, 2003]
NICOLE: “... if we are here, we are here to experience our emotions, and we send our emotions out and then those emotions come back. Do those emotions, when we have experiences, do they pop back into us and then that is an aspect of us coming into ourselves to experience and to hop into who we are at that time? I mean, that’s all of our aspects of us hopping into us in our primary self?
ELIAS: No. Emotion is a communication. It is not a reaction; it is not a projection of energy that is expressed outwardly and that is affecting of outside manifestations. The signal of emotion may be or may not be affecting of situations or of interactions with outside expressions of yourself, but that is dependent upon what you create yourself and how you are projecting energy outwardly and how you are receiving it also and configuring it.
Emotion is not a reaction; it is a communication. It is a function of the subjective awareness communicating to the objective awareness, and in that communication it is identifying what you are doing in the moment and what is influencing what you are doing in the moment. It is identifying to you what beliefs are expressing an influence upon what you are actually engaging, and it is identifying what you are projecting and what you are doing. This is the reason that it is significant to pay attention to what the communication is, not merely to pay attention to the signal.
Once identifying the signal, which generally you identify with one word which is your label of a particular emotion: sadness, anger, frustration, happiness, joyfulness ... there are many, many, many different emotional signals that you generate. Each signal also incorporates a message, a communication, that it is prompting you to listen to. (Pause)
Emotion is not your only avenue of communication. As you have witnessed in this conversation this day, physical manifestations are also subjective communications to the objective awareness, which incorporate a message. Imagination is a subjective communication to the objective awareness in a creative and inspirational message. All of your senses are communications. Your inner senses and your outer senses are all communications. They offer you input. Your intuition, your impressions, your impulses – these are all avenues of communication that the subjective offers to the objective, that the subjective may not be hidden from you and always available to you to be understanding and to be recognizing, therefore presenting that there is no aspect of yourself that is actually hidden from you. It is merely a matter of paying attention and noticing and practicing being aware, and practicing allowing your attention a flexibility and to move, not merely to be focused upon thought.
I may express to you, as I have expressed to these other individuals and many, many other individuals, do not confuse yourself. Thought does not create reality. It is not its function. Its function is to translate, to interpret what your communications are. Therefore, it is only as efficient as information that you offer to it. If you are not allowing your attention a flexibility to be listening to all of your communications and to be moving in awareness of what you are actually doing, which is what you are choosing, you do not offer accurate information to the thought mechanism, and therefore it may not offer you accurate translations of what you are communicating or what you are doing. This is the reason that many individuals become quite confused, as thought does not match what they are doing or what their communications are.
But if you are generating a balance, recognizing that if you move your attention to all three factors or elements of yourself – thought, communication, and choice/doing, for doing and choice are synonymous – if you are allowing yourself a flexibility in attention to these three aspects of yourself, you shall notice when one is not in harmony with the other two, and in that you offer yourself information. That is the manner in which you begin to balance and you begin to recognize the ‘why’ of your creations.
I encourage individuals to concentrate upon the ‘what’ of their creations, for you concentrate excessively upon the why and you offer yourself no answer, for the question is too familiar. But in paying attention and creating the balance of these three factors of yourself, you automatically offer yourself the why, without asking the question.” [session 1468, November 08, 2003]
ELIAS: “Good afternoon!
GROUP: Good afternoon, Elias.
ELIAS: (Chuckles) This day we shall be discussing thought. To begin with, what is thought?
PARTICIPANT: Translation of a communication.
ELIAS: Correct. What does that mean?
RODNEY: It means I’m getting an awful lot of information! (Laughs)
ELIAS: Not necessarily! I have discussed this subject previously but perhaps not to the extent that you incorporate a clear understanding of what thought is and what function it performs.
First of all, thought does not create your reality. It is a mechanism of translation and interpretation. It interprets and translates information that you offer to yourself through avenues of communication. Thought is NOT an avenue of communication. It TRANSLATES communications.
Thought follows communications. It FOLLOWS information. It does not produce it; it does not precede it. It always follows. You do, you receive, you input, you think. You do not think first and subsequently input. Thought can only translate what is being inputted to it. Therefore, it is a matter of attention that drives thought. What you present to yourself in relation to your attention is what you input to thought for it to translate.
This is exceptionally important, that you understand this mechanism. It is natural for you to think, and I am not expressing any discouragement from thinking, but it is important that you understand this mechanism and therefore incorporate a clear ability to use it in the most effective and efficient manner.
You all incorporate some types of electronics, correct?
Now; in association with electronics, if you set your electronics to an “on” position and leave it in that “on” position continuously, what shall occur?
RODNEY: The program will keep running and changing from time to time, like a radio or TV.
ELIAS: Correct, and what occurs eventually to that equipment?
PARTICIPANT: It burns out.
ELIAS: Correct, for it is not designed to be on continuously. Neither is your thought mechanism. If it is on continuously and if you are paying attention to it continuously, you are not offering it new information. Therefore, it relies on previous information and it begins to malfunction. The malfunction is that it moves into repeat – repeat, repeat, repeat. And the more it repeats, the more you pay attention. It becomes a destructive cycle.
Thought can actually interrupt information. It can actually malfunction your body consciousness. It can interrupt sleep, it can interrupt dream imagery, it can interrupt concentration, and it can create significant confusion and frustration in association with the repeat.
If you are not moving your attention in different manners, inputting new information, and are paying attention merely to your thought process – or paying main attention to your thought processes – it begins to generate this malfunction, in which it cannot translate new information. Therefore, it blocks new information and it is engaged, for your attention moves to it, and being engaged, it can only translate what it already has in input.
This is inefficient and ineffective, and can actually be somewhat damaging to you. It can block emotional communications. It can agitate the body consciousness, which may react in tension, and that can create difficulties for you as individuals physically.
Thought can be very beneficial if it is being incorporated for what it is, if it is being used as a translating mechanism and if you are allowing yourself to move your attention. This is important.
Many, many, many individuals presently are becoming so very focused upon thought that they are confusing themselves and generating the action of thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking – not paying attention to what they are doing, but thinking, thinking, thinking. In the repeat of thinking, it can strongly influence you to repeat certain doings that you do not like.
You can generate an experience that is uncomfortable and subsequently you can engage your attention with thinking, thinking, thinking of that past experience and continue to agitate yourself, offer yourself no solutions or answers to your dilemma, for what you are generating is merely the replay of the experience that you did not like. That also can very easily generate influencing yourself to be discounting of yourself repeatedly and not trusting yourself. For in being stuck in the repeat, not offering yourself new information, you become unmotivated or you feel stuck, and you discount yourselves in expressing to yourselves “I cannot accomplish.” You can, but it is a matter of paying attention to actual communications, not the translation continuously.
The communications that you generate, generally speaking, do not involve language. Therefore, thought is very useful, for it translates your communications into language that you understand. This is the reason that it is important to be flexible with your attention and to recognize that attention is not thought.
You can be paying attention to many different aspects of your experiences within your day and not be engaging thought. The information that you offer to yourself is continuously being inputted. You are always generating information. You generate information through your inner senses, through your outer senses, through your intuition, your impressions, your impulses, imagination, your body consciousness. You are constantly offering yourself information, but you may not be paying attention to what that information is.
How often are you aware within your day of what your air feels like, how it feels upon your skin? How often are you aware of the smell of your environment? How often are you aware of sounds that are not directly affecting you or that you are not directly engaging? There are many actions that are occurring within your day that you are not aware of, for you are not paying attention. Many times the reason that you are not paying attention is that you are thinking.
Many times thinking can even interrupt doing. Individuals express confusion in association with time. They do not understand how time escapes them so frequently. They do not incorporate enough time to accomplish what they want within a day. Those individuals may recognize much of their time is being incorporated in the mere doing of thinking, not actually engaging any other action but merely paying attention to thinking. And in those moments, what are you thinking of? Now? No. Future? Yes. Past? Yes. But not now, not present. In this, that also prevents you many times from being aware of what you are actually generating within your body consciousness, within your movement.
You can actually also generate the reverse. You can interrupt thinking. But this, for many individuals, is more difficult, for you become so caught in the fascination of your own thought processes that you do not realize what you are doing, and therefore, it continues to cycle.
You can interrupt thought by engaging your physical senses. They do not require thought to engage. You can also interrupt thought by paying attention to what you are actually doing, regardless of what it is. It may be sweeping your floor. It may be watering your plants. It may be patting your creatures. It matters not action you are engaging.
If you move your attention to what you are actually doing, this can also interrupt thought and reset it. For in moving your attention to what you are doing, you allow an opening for new information, different information, and in that, it allows thought to reset itself and begin translating accurately, not repeating. Therefore, it interrupts the malfunction aspect of thought and moves it into what it is designed for.
How many individuals within this present room have generated an experience in any moment that confused them or distressed them and then incorporated hours or even days of thinking in relation to that one event? (General consensus from the group) And how productive is that, actually? How often do you actually offer yourself constructive information in relation to that action?
You may at times offer yourself a sliver of information, generally speaking, that shall occur for in one moment you may incorporate a distraction from the repeat, which may allow a small expression of new information. But generally speaking, it creates frustration and even irritation, and it emphasizes what it is repeating. Therefore, you may generate a small experience and within days that small experience may become quite significant. For in the repeat, you are also generating new versions of the experience and enhancing them and elaborating upon them to emphasize to yourself.
It is not uncommon that an individual may generate a small interaction with another individual that may be somewhat disturbing or perhaps embarrassing or perhaps slightly irritating, and if the individual continues to generate the repeat in thought concerning that interaction, generally speaking within a day or several days the recall of that experience shall be quite enhanced and quite different from the original interaction and shall seem much more significant, and you shall either discount yourself much more than is necessary or you shall blame the other individual much more than is necessary.
It also generates a difficulty in relation to guidelines. For you all, as you are aware now, incorporate your own individual guidelines which motivate you to create your reality in the manner that you do. There are many aspects of your individual guidelines that are subtle – or obvious – enough that you do not notice your own automatic responses, and you continue to move in the expression of assuming that every other individual incorporates your same guidelines, for they are so absolute – and how can they not?
Thinking can also emphasize that and emphasize that separation of difference for it emphasizes blame, that other individuals are not generating actions in the same manner as yourself in certain situations, and of course, each of you with your individual guidelines hold some aspects of those guidelines that you genuinely view as not merely absolute but universal. Every other individual upon your planet MUST incorporate the same association with certain aspects of guidelines, for they merely are. There is no question.
What goes up must come down – not necessarily. If I perceive in this manner, you must perceive in this manner also, for it merely is. Not necessarily. If I express “no,” you should understand “no.” Not necessarily.
It is a matter of perception, and every individual’s perception is different, and each person’s perception creates their actual reality. In association with that, as you view another individual generating differently from yourself and incorporate the initial thinking to be translating and evaluating what is occurring, but then turn your attention to the thought process and move into repeat, you can actually irritate yourself, confuse yourself and generate conflict within yourself in relation to what is being repeated. The significance of this is that it is not productive and it can be damaging, and is, to many individuals.
Dream imagery is created by the objective awareness’s involvement in sleep state in relation to the subjective actions and movement that is occurring. Thinking can interrupt dream imagery, for in the action of dreaming you are not engaging thinking. You are doing. This is partially the reason that many times individuals incorporate difficulty in recalling dream imagery within waking state, which can be altered through different methods, but a natural reason that you incorporate difficulty is that you are not engaging your thought mechanism. You are creating objective imagery, but you are not necessarily engaging the mechanism to translate that. Movement is occurring and you are assimilating it, and it will be expressed within your waking objective experience in some manner in abstract imagery but you may not necessarily associate that with the dream imagery itself.
Dream imagery also, generally speaking, is somewhat less abstract than your waking imagery, and your thought mechanism is accustomed to translating abstract. Therefore when you do recall dream imagery, it may be confusing, for it is being processed through the thought mechanism. The thought mechanism is very accustomed to abstraction, and dream imagery is less abstract than waking imagery. It is more associated with emotional communication, feeling – feeling signals. Therefore, the imagery is more precisely generated in association with emotional communication and feeling and signals.
Therefore, you may generate a dinosaur in your dream imagery and your thought process may be attempting to translate that and may generate many different associations: large, heavy, old, carnivorous. Your feeling or emotional expression of it may be one simple signal – frightening. But you may not necessarily feel fear, for it is not necessary to feel it. You are translating it into imagery, but the thought mechanism incorporates some difficulty in translating into language.
Visualizations do not require thinking, either. But many individuals incorporate difficulty in generating visualizations, for they incorporate thinking and that interrupts the visualization, for it does not allow a free flow of energy for you to present to yourself what you do not expect. Therefore, visualization is difficult.
Another element of thinking that can be disruptive is that most of you want to be engaging allowing other sources of information, information from yourself or from other areas of consciousness or from other focuses or from other dimensions or tapping into other sources of information within consciousness. Thinking can interrupt and block this also. For thinking follows, it does not initiate, and it expresses in language. Some of the experiences that you wish to incorporate are not necessarily translatable yet into language, for you have not yet expanded your language enough to incorporate the identification of some of your experiences. You are redefining within your language and you are expanding your languages, but in this time framework it is not expanded enough to generate an explanation in language of your experiences, which can also block that expansion that you want to be incorporating.
And I am viewing all of you intensely thinking concerning what I am expressing! (Chuckles)
RODNEY: Would you take a question?
RODNEY: I can see over my past history where there would be an event that I would focus on for days and days and days. I sense that’s occurring less and less and less, for more than one reason. One, I’m in a more comfortable environment, and also because I’m getting over that. However, I sense from what you’re saying that I’m definitely blocked from thinking too much.
ELIAS: It is not a matter of thinking too much. It is a matter of thinking efficiently.
RODNEY: Let me ask you for a personal evaluation, if I can do that. How damaged am I in this thinking process? (Laughter)
ELIAS: (Grins) Ah. The damage is not necessarily expressed that you damage yourself and that shall be permanent.
RODNEY: But am I malfunctioning? Let me put it that way.
ELIAS: At times. It is not an ongoing malfunction unless you are what you would term to be compulsively stuck in that repeat thinking, if you are continuously generating that, and many individuals do.
RODNEY: I am on the hamster wheel about smoking. The affectingness that I’m creating around that, that’s the hamster wheel, that mental loop. I try to tell myself to get off even thinking about it. If I understand you correctly, movement of attention, preferably into the now moment...
RODNEY: ...would be a wonderful therapeutic aspect in relationship to that...
RODNEY: ...that mental loop that keeps going.
RODNEY: What about daydreaming? Daydreaming is not thinking, is it?
ELIAS: Not necessarily.
RODNEY: How about reading a very interesting book, getting engrossed in it, or being a news junky and really following the news closely? I google the country because I have to see where all of this stuff is taking place.
ELIAS: I am understanding. You are inputting information and you are engaging your thought mechanism in an efficient manner. It can be occurring what appears to you to be simultaneous to the action that you are engaging, for the time framework of delay is so slight. The thought mechanism can be engaged so immediately that it may appear to you that you are thinking and doing simultaneously. But in actuality, the thought process is translating what you are doing as you are doing it. That is an effective incorporation of thought.
The expression of your hamster wheel is not an effective incorporation of thought, for that is a repeat. That is not inputting new information. It is continuing in the same subject in the same manner.
RODNEY: How do you get out of that hamster wheel?
ELIAS: Distraction; move your attention.
ELLA: Let’s say he’s watching the news and his thought follows that process. You say that is more productive because you have focus on what you are doing. For example, he’s watching the news but in another moment he realizes that part of his attention says I want to smoke. So to permeate what you are doing, you are multi-tasking, in a way. Is that what you...?
ELIAS: It becomes its own distraction and it interrupts. It interrupts what you are doing. In this, generating an interruption of the interruption is effective, and you may turn your attention to ANY of your avenues of communication, of which there are many, and distract and reset that thought mechanism.
ELLA: So if you notice that looping pattern... Sometimes it happens that you do not even notice it.
ELIAS: That is the point.
ELLA: So if you do notice, what you suggest is saying I noticed you, go away, I am focused on this. Is that how you...?
ELIAS: You move your attention.
ELLA: Back to where you want it to be.
ELIAS: Or to some other expression.
RODNEY: Is it just a question of moving the attention anywhere or are there certain activities...? Some people might like to paint, some like to sculpt or house clean. If they’re really into that and get pleasure from it, would moving the attention there have a qualitative difference?
I can move my attention. I’m aware of the noise of the air conditioner and the TV set. I can move my attention; that’s easily done. But it seems to me to move your attention to an area that’s a lot more engrossing... I can multi-task my attention to several places but none of them are engrossing. If I was focusing on my math problem or I was attempting to sculpt something, that would be much more engrossing.
ELIAS: It is dependent upon the individual and the situation. It is dependent upon how much of your attention is being focused in thought in a nonproductive manner and how strongly that it is being held.
At times, if an individual is generating strongly holding their attention in repeat thought, it may be more beneficial to engage an action that can interrupt that. But if the thought process is engaged in that repeat and it is not as strongly expressed, your attention is not as strongly held in that, you can engage other distractions or interruptions that do not necessarily require that engrossing attention.
Another action that occurs with individuals in association with this many times is that you may incorporate some underlying frustration or irritation or confusion or bothersome expression that may not necessarily appear to you to be intense but ongoing, in which you are not actually engaging your attention with your thoughts continuously with a particular subject but you may find yourself revisiting that bothersome subject repeatedly. It may not be in every day, but it is an ongoing, underlying expression that is bothersome that you do continue to repeat to yourself over time frameworks.
That can also be a damaging action, for that is another action of the repeat. In that, it is beneficial to interrupt that and to recognize genuinely that you are not inputting new information and to recognize and remind yourself that thought is a translator. Therefore, what you are engaging is old news.
RODNEY: One of the problems I see is that if something is irritating you, if it comes up and I catch myself in that thought process and move my attention elsewhere, that begins to look to me like denial, denying the problem exists. It would have that implication for me. I don’t hear you saying that kind of denial is bad.
ELIAS: I am not expressing that that type of denial is bad.
RODNEY: But denying a significant problem that keeps coming up?
NATASHA: If it’s a problem, you need to resolve it, and you’re not going to...
ELIAS: What I am expressing is that stopping the repeat is the first step. You cannot offer yourself new information to address to what is bothersome to you if you are stuck in the repeat of thought.
ELLA: It feels like the first thing is to identify what is bothering you. If you know what the problem is and you see the thoughts that are occurring, it would be easier to say this the problem and it is regarding the same problem I have already identified, and now I am just projecting anxiety about it because I haven’t found the solution. In this case, you could say this is old news and I would like to move my attention.
What I’ve been doing when I have that feeling of fear is recognizing that I’m projecting, here I’m okay, and I was. But I was ignoring something that was occurring for nearly half a year, doing exactly what Rodney was saying, until it finally dawned on me why don’t I stop and look at what makes me feel so bad. Now I feel like a live demonstration of what you are saying.
ELIAS: Why do you not stop and look at what is bothersome? Because you are thinking, thinking, thinking and that blocks you from actually identifying.
ELLA: I did. It’s not a continuous process, but over the period of six months it occurs once a month, once a week. I do have breaks where I can actually engage some information, but very often sometimes I confuse myself. I say you have to see yourself in the now, and in the now you are okay. What you are doing is projecting into the future and bringing the problem into your life. Stop projecting and generating the destruction, which is what I do.
But what I realized is that I have been ignoring something that was already in my reality. So this type of discernment becomes very important for me, because I genuinely thought I was working on the problem.
NATASHA: But you still need to work on the problem, you still need resolution.
ELLA: Now I know what the problem is and I can free myself from that mental loop. Once I think I’m projecting, then the problem is not there. I just have to redirect my attention and I’m okay. Now that I know that I do have a problem, or what I consider a problem, I am desperately looking for a solution, which is not productive. I feel it. I feel it just preoccupies, irritates and frustrates and creates a fear.
I didn’t know you would be talking about it, but I’ve been living it for the past week. How do I get out of it? I feel like I’m creating it, that I’m able to manipulate my reality to create it. I almost feel like I introduced it into my reality for the purpose of learning how to get out of it. And yes, I understand that the mental loop can be very destructive, frustrating and damaging to your whole self.
ELIAS: Yes, and it can also interrupt information that you want to offer yourself.
ELLA: Yes, it feels like that. It feels like it’s blocking any other kind of communication. You’re just constantly looking for how to resolve. I don’t know how to resolve it, so I can just put it on hold temporarily and see what comes up. Is that what you suggest?
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking. It is not merely associated with irritation or bothersome expressions. It can also be associated with inspiration. You may be engaging some action and want to be generating some new discovery, and in that, you can block the avenue for that new discovery in continuing to be engaging or moving your attention to the thought process in relation to the information you already incorporate but not moving to the next step – wanting the next step, wanting the new inspiration or the new puzzle piece, but continuing to repeat the puzzle pieces that you already have.
PARTICIPANT: Elias, would that be an example of being caught in the trap of focusing on the end goal instead of focusing on the process? Focusing on the end goal, expecting to look one way and not leaving yourself open to receive the new information that would allow you to actual achieve that?
RODNEY: I can give a perfect example of that. I worked on my mathematics for years and years and years, and it was repeating the same old stuff. We had a session on that. When I stopped trying to solve the problem and started engaging play and focusing on the playing aspect of what I was attempting to do, it solved itself. It was incredible. That was moving the attention from the goal...
RODNEY: ...to let’s have some fun now.
RODNEY: If it goes someplace, it goes, and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t, but I’m going to play.
STEVE: Elias, could I ask a question about myself, personally? I have had pancreatic cancer for about three years now. To break that process of not repeating, repeating, it’s a constant focus that’s there day in and day out, and my condition changes every day. It’s hard to be able to break that repeat cycle. What I attempt to do is try to bring myself back to my own attention and let my thoughts go elsewhere, but the underlying, looming factor still is getting cured or getting healthy at some point in time.
I really have a hard time because it’s a constant that’s always there. It’s very difficult. How does one go about breaking that constant repeat cycle? It’s almost unavoidable to do it. I attempt to do it in small bits and pieces but...
ELIAS: I am understanding. With physical manifestations, you are correct, it is much more difficult, for your attention automatically moves to the physical manifestation and concentrates upon it. That attention becomes divided in concentration upon the dis-ease and moving to engaging the thought mechanism more intensely to offer yourself solutions to the physical manifestation or dis-ease.
This is the reason it is significant to understand that thought does not function in that manner. It does not offer you answers; it does not offer you solutions. Other expressions of yourself that are communicated not in language are what generate your solutions. Thought merely translates it after the communication has occurred. What is significant is to allow yourself to engage those avenues of communication, engaging visualizations, inner landscapes. (13)
Inner landscapes can be very effective, for they do not require thought. It is a visualization and it does not require any objective knowledge of the mechanics of the physical body consciousness. It does not require any understanding objectively of how your body functions or how it is malfunctioning. In this, it allows you to move with your subjective awareness in a natural manner of directing the body consciousness naturally, not in dysfunction.
Also listening and engaging your inner senses, that of your empathic sense or your sense of conceptualization, may be very beneficial in distracting from the thought processes.
STEVE: Can you recap some of those things now?
ELIAS: Conceptualization is an inner sense that is exceptionally difficult to translate into thought; therefore, it can be more effective, for the thought mechanism is ill-equipped to translate the movement of what you do in conceptualization, for you are merging with an action, not a thing. Therefore, you are merging with the movement of energy. You are merging with the movement of concept, not a thing.
In this also, it may be suggested that you allow yourself to engage intentional relaxations in which, rather than focusing upon malfunction, focusing upon appreciation, generating genuine acknowledgment and appreciation of your physical body consciousness and acknowledgment of your power and effortlessness in generating the dis-ease. Rather than viewing that as a failure, recognizing it as an expression of your power in an effortless manner – which required no thought to create – and was created quite effectively and efficiently, and in that, as being an accomplishment not a failure.
STEVE: It’s funny that you say that, because my approach to this has been continually that it has been a reward in many aspects in my life rather than a bad thing. I’ve gotten so much more inner peace and inner belief in myself about what my capabilities are. Applying those now, I look at that as so much more rewarding and as something that I may have brought into my life for a purpose. I do like the suggestion of focusing more on the higher quality things (inaudible).
ELIAS: Congratulations, my friend!
We shall break and you may continue with your questions subsequently.
ELLA: Oh! You scared us!
ELIAS: Ha ha ha! Shock you into the now! (Laughter)
VERONICA: Elias, may I ask a question?
ELIAS: You may.
VERONICA: When one is in a quandary, having a problem and looking for a solution, and the wheel keeps turning and we have the “should I, will I, can I,” is a possible solution to that to take it apart, possibly by writing our beliefs and closely examining what the situation is with reference to our beliefs? Is that an alternative solution to end all the chatter and maybe disconnect it? That could be related also.
ELIAS: It is dependent upon the individual. For some individuals that may be beneficial, depending upon your natural flow of energy and what you naturally do in association with your guidelines. For some individuals that may be a method to incorporate a means in which you can discover what is motivating certain actions or dilemmas and how to generate a method that will offer you a solution.
For some individuals, that would not necessarily be an efficient manner of processing, for it may merely encourage more of the repeat thinking. Therefore, it would be significant that you are aware of how you naturally process and what is actually beneficial to you and what actually reinforces a process that is not efficient and is actually distracting to you.
Some individuals naturally prefer to be analytical, and in that, it may be beneficial to such an individual to be evaluating and viewing their beliefs or their associations in regard to a specific problem, so to speak, to allow them to generate a solution. But with many individuals that type of action merely perpetuates what you term to be dwelling, which is the repeat thought process, and does not actually offer you new information, for it more encourages you to repeat the problem and not allow for the solution.
Imagination can be another avenue which is very useful and helpful in association with inspiration and solving. For in engaging imagination, you generate a free flow of energy, and in that, you encourage yourself to relax. In that relaxing, you allow for more of an openness to the information that is available to you.
ELLA: Elias, I would like to discuss a situation that happened to my friend and me today. It sort of demonstrated to me that sometimes thinking can interrupt the doing, and I wanted to confirm that’s what occurred, but I’m not sure.
As we were driving here, we were discussed different things but in the background I think I was partially involved in talking with my friend, partially watching the road, and partially still maybe thinking about the fear that I’m dealing with right now. We found ourselves in a very unusual situation, where we couldn’t even reconcile... Once we found out that we were not where we thought we were, we couldn’t figure out the time difference and the space where we wound up. I felt that somehow I created some kind of a time warp. I don’t understand what happened. We could retrace our steps, we saw exactly where we went, but we didn’t find the same place that we saw the first time.
I also remember that when we left the house, my friend expressed a sort of absolute statement: we’ll get there with no problems, it’s morning and there’ll be no traffic. I remember I had a fear of that; I remember that fear spoke to me in a small way that whenever I express something in absolutes, something bad happens. What happened?
ELIAS: (Chuckles) Many actions were occurring in this experience and many avenues of information in this experience. And yes, one of those avenues of information was associated with time and bending time in a manner that appears to you to be confusing for it is not rational. Many expressions of consciousness, even what you do within your reality, are not necessarily rational and not necessarily logical, but they are real.
In this, you offered yourself an opportunity to be paying attention to an impression, and noticing and recognizing that you did incorporate that twinge. Therefore, you did know. You were offering yourself a communication. Whether you listen to that communication or not is your choice.
ELLA: But what was I offering? The prediction that I would generate something like that?
ELIAS: It is not necessarily a prediction, but in a manner of speaking it is. For it is not a prediction of what will happen, but it is an identification of your energy and what direction it is moving in – in the direction of the possibility of creating precisely that.
ELLA: I have proved that to myself many times, that when I express an absolute this could be or this cannot be, I experience exactly what I said or thought could not be. I continuously prove to myself that you cannot express in absolutes. (Elias laughs) So that was a demonstration of that?
ELLA: Were you laughing at us over there? I got the feeling that you had a blast of a time watching the two of us. It felt very weird.
ELIAS: (Laughs) There may be quite a lot that may appear to you in upcoming recent time framework that appears illogical, irrational, not possible and confusing.
ELLA: It creates a physical sensation under my crown and I recognize that sensation. Why is it so physical? Is it because my brain is trying to logically connect something which is not?
ELIAS: Not necessarily. This is the manner in which YOU process.” [session 2049, July 22, 2006]
(1) Paul’s note: Elias uses the analogy of birds in a cage to represent the relationship between individual beliefs and belief systems.
(2) Paul’s note: a reference a dream encounter that Elias identified as one of Deane’s probable selves:
Digests: find out more about probable selves.
(3) Paul’s note: referring to the following exchange with Gail:
(4) Paul’s note: hopefully you’re wondering about the apparent contradiction with an earlier statement in this Digest where Elias states that thought IS an avenue of communication:
So what’s going on?
Like any teacher, Elias presents new ideas beginning with introductory concepts that he later clarifies and refines. Since his main currency is the English language, contradictions appear only when we assign an absolute value to his word usage. This does not invalidate the information but instead reinforces the idea that his information is not offered as complete, absolute, or infallible! It is ultimately up to each of us to discern the truth or distortion contained in his words for ourselves.
After you read this entire Digest at least twice you should have a much clearer sense of how Elias clearly defines thought as a tool that interprets of our avenues of communication. After all, it’s a no-brainer that thought would indeed offer a type of communication process in the context of human perception (or that is where most of us still hold deeply ingrained belief systems ;-). Yet Elias is a crafty teacher who often pulls the rug out from under our feet by using contradiction and contrary statements to force our rational minds into a place where they can begin to relax their dictatorial grip on our perception.
All this is to say that studying any body of perennial ideas requires the integration of subjective and objective awareness, the very subject of this Digest! It is of critical importance to understand the differences between spoken language and the mathematical precision of calculus. It’s apples and oranges. Or more like apples and mountains at times! And when confronted by apparent contradiction it’s important learn to rely on your inner sense of conceptualization to discern the deeper context of the ideas being explored. The Dzogchen Buddhist tradition calls this “wisdom awareness.”
Finally, you can see that Elias’ explanation in session 711 occurs in the very beginning of introducing the theme of “avenues of communication” which began in session 693 several weeks earlier. Again, if you take Elias’ words out of context, or in black and white terms, they are easy to distort. There are other precedents, too, that have confused those who are inordinately literal-minded. For example,”facets of essence” has morphed into “aspects of essence,” “The Creating Universal One And Whole” into “all of consciousness,” “developmental focus” in “focus of essence,” and the minimum requirement for manifestion of three roles – male, female, and gay/lesbian into “common,” “soft,” and “intermediate” orientations. So, again, it’s of critical importance to look beyond the limitations spoken language when discerning what Elias is talking about.
(5) Vic’s note: According to Nicky, the word mitote (mi-toe’tay) is an American Indian word that means chaos. She wasn’t sure of the spelling.
(6) Paul’s note: Mary experienced painful nerve in her neck for several months in 2000-1, so much so that she went to a neurologist and considered surgery, but ultimately made it go away on her own.
(7) Paul’s note: referring to the advice given to ride a bike to relax the mind and incorporate subjective activity.
(8) Bobbi’s note: Debi’s intent as stated by Elias is “...to be allowing yourself to create and explore and examine within your experiences the depths and the maneuverable avenues in the expressions of drama.” See session 745, December 19, 2000.
Digests: find out more about intents.
(9) Bobbi’s note: Originally expressed as “And what you are avoiding.”
(10) Transcriber’s note: Elias really did use a contraction here. He does so very infrequently, so it seemed worth noting.
(11) Shahma’s note: Just saying this brought tears!
(12) Paul’s note: there are several unintellible words in this excerpt because the sound was not recorded on the videotape of this group session.
Bobbi’s note: There was a technical problem in the videotaping of this session – no sound was recorded. (See Elias’ comments [below] in a private session a few weeks later about this creation.) Most of the session was captured on audio tape, although approximately 8 minutes of the first half is missing and there is another approximate 4-minute gap later on in the session, as so noted in the transcript below. (Any passages of this transcript which were done through lip-reading are so noted.) Unfortunately, some participants’ comments were also impossible to hear clearly due to the nature of the recording process.
Many thanks to Don Allen, who attended and privately audio taped this session and shared that tape with the transcribing team. This transcription otherwise would not have been possible!
Digests – see also: | accepting self | appreciation | attention (doing and choosing) | being in the now | belief systems; an overview | choices/agreements | cycle of manifestation | desires/wants | dimension | dimensional veils | dis-ease and healing | disengage (“death”) | distortion | duplicity | effortlessness | elements of essence (emotional, political, religious, thought) | energy centers (body) | energy exchanges; Elias, Paul (Patel) | energy fields | essence; an overview | fear | focus of essence; an overview | forum | hamster wheel | imagery | imagination | impressions | impulses | information | inner senses; an overview | inner senses; empathic | inner senses; conceptualization | manifestation | noticing self | objective/subjective awareness | perception | probable selves | relationships | religion (spirituality) | remembrance of essence | separation | sexuality and emotion | sexuality; gender, orientation, and preference | shift in consciousness | trauma of the shift | trusting self | truth | value fulfillment | victims/perpetrators | waking state/dream state | widening awareness | you create your reality |
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