belief systems; an overview, pt. 1
Note: this is the first of two parts on belief systems. Go to belief systems; an overview, pt. 2.
ELIAS: “Belief systems are those inventions that you create to explain what you do not understand. Truths are unchanging. Reality is a truth, but your viewing of reality is a belief system.” [session 45, October 15, 1995]
ELIAS: “In widening your awareness and accepting of belief systems, you nullify their power. You allow yourself more probabilities, for you allow yourself more knowledge and more choices. You do not feel bound to these belief systems. Within a strong belief system, you are held. Any belief system that you hold strongly holds you! It eliminates many of your choices, for you may only see even more selectively and narrowly within that belief system. You allow yourself no information beyond that belief system. Therefore, you are bound. As you accept the belief system, not with the intention of changing or eliminating the belief system, but acknowledging that it is reality and that it is accepted, it loses its power, therefore losing its hold, allowing you more choices.” [session 133, November 17, 1996]
ELIAS: “You do not accept many realities that are truth, for you do not understand. As I have stated previously, truth within your focus is inconsequential. Your belief systems are consequential. You do not rule your lives by truth, although you think you do! But I shall venture to express that I know not any individual that rules their life and their focus by color vibration! I know not any individual physically focused that directs the entirety of their life within the truth of tone! These are truths. They are, within physical focus, inconsequential. Your belief systems are your gauge. Your belief systems, once again, are not bad; are not wrong. They are.” [session 147, January 12, 1997]
ELIAS: “I have expressed this many times, although to this present now within your physical focus, you do not understand. You wish to be seeking out individuals that shall map your road for you, that shall express to you, Move this way. Accomplish this. Occupy yourself with this job. Be creative within this area, and you shall be successful. You shall be successful when you are believing in you. When you are allowing yourself to loosen your hold upon the duplicity of self, then you shall be accomplishing; but as you continue to view better and worse and you are striving and not addressing to the belief systems that you hold, you shall continue within your conflict. Do you not think that if this were not so, that throughout your ages individuals upon your planet would not have already formulated the method for complete, ultimate successfulness in every area?
“You are inventive creatures. You are extremely creative. You may build machinery to explore your physical space, but you may not solve these tiny individual problems of successfulness within individuals; for no prophet or psychic may express to you a method for accomplishment, if you are not trusting of you.” [session 165, April 19, 1997]
ELIAS: “As I have expressed, you hold, as all individuals hold, carry-over, so to speak, belief systems of other focuses which are reinforcing; but within each focus, you also acquire belief systems from birth. You are taught continuously of all of these belief systems. It is not limited to your family and your parents. All around you is reinforcing of all of these belief systems. You are not even aware that you are being taught these belief systems as it is occurring. Within this present now, individuals are taught belief systems regardless of their family structure, for you engage mass communication within this now. You do not realize that as children, your mass communication of televisions and computers and radio are a constant influence. You may not even hold an awareness of listening! But you absorb, regardless.
“You have created magnificent manifestations within this dimension. They are capable of much more than you acknowledge to yourselves. Even within the extremes of your sciences, they do not understand the infinite possibilities that you possess within a single manifestation upon this planet.
“Therefore, you have acquired belief systems within many areas. This begins, as I have stated, at very small ages, and continues to be reinforced over and over again. At midpoint, to your way of thinking, within your focus, you choose to stop; but you not only hold many of your objective years within time period of reinforced belief systems, but you also hold other focuses simultaneous which reinforce these very same belief systems; this being the reason why I emphasize so very strongly how difficult it is to be accepting of belief systems; this being why individuals shall experience trauma within your shift; (2) this being why I express the importance of you and these other individuals within our forum to be addressing to belief systems and widening your awareness to be helpful within this action; for you yourself shall become aware of the difficulty in addressing and accepting belief systems as you begin to accomplish this, and in this you shall know of which I speak, with regard to trauma within other individuals.” [session 168, April 28, 1997]
ELIAS: “This is the reason for the importance of examining belief systems, recognizing within you your own belief systems and their weight, for some belief systems are heavier than others. Some you hold more strongly than others. In this, you also fight more diligently in defense of these belief systems. This shall be your initial indication. As you approach another individual and you are faced with the belief systems of another individual to which you disagree, examine self first before your response. Be remembering that the movement of the shift is not to be converting other individuals to your belief systems. This action of the shift encompasses all belief systems; all individuals upon your planet. Therefore, the acceptance of all belief systems is of utmost importance, for you accomplish no differently if you are holding judgment upon other individuals for the creation of their belief systems than they do with you.
“The more vehemently you are expressing to another individual the rightness of your stance, the more you are indicating to yourself the intensity of the belief system that you hold. If accepting any given belief system, it is no longer important to you to be converting another individual to your thought process, for you accept their reality; for belief systems are an element of this physical reality. Therefore, each belief that each individual holds is real. It is not merely in your terms reality for this one individual. It is reality, for you are all connected. Therefore, it is your reality also. You may exceedingly disagree with another individual’s creation of their reality, but this is your reality also; for you are a part of them, and they are a part of you.” [session 178, May 31, 1997]
ELIAS: “As I have expressed to you, to this present now your method has been efficient, for this is the area that you needed to be experiencing initially before you may be understanding of the reality of acceptance of belief systems. Therefore, to this present now, you exchange belief systems. You choose this belief system over this belief system. You exchange and rearrange belief systems. This has been a reinforcement to you of the reality of these belief systems. The reality of the belief systems is established. It is not within question any longer. You recognize the reality. You accept the reality. You do not accept the belief system; only its reality within existence. This has been efficient to you.
“You now expand your understanding, and in this expansion of understanding – not in evolution, but within an expanded awareness of self – you now move to the area that you may understand and move on to your next step, in your terms; which is to be altering your reality by accepting the belief systems, therefore also allowing yourself to be opening to the mergence of subjective consciousness to objective awareness, and in this accomplishing your shift.” [session 185, June 21, 1997]
ELIAS: “Now; within this shift in consciousness, you are accomplishing what? Addressing to your belief systems, and in this moving into the direction of acceptance of these belief systems, therefore neutralizing their power. In this action of addressing to these belief systems, you are also creating of what? Conflict, confusion, chaos. You move into areas of unfamiliarity. Therefore, there is a temporary movement of discomfort and of conflict and of confusion, and in this, you mirror this outwardly in all that you create. Within your planet, you mirror this in what you view to be the destruction of elements of your planet. These are direct mirror images of what you are addressing to within yourselves subjectively.” [session 287, June 18, 1998]
ELIAS: “In identifying your belief systems, in recognizing what you are creating, you also shall offer yourselves information as to HOW you are creating your reality, which offers you new horizons in your creativity to be expressing much more fully of yourselves within a new freedom that you do not block yourselves.” [session 307, August 14, 1998]
ELIAS: “You hold no limits except the limitations that you place upon yourselves through the confines of your belief systems, but without the confines of your belief systems, there is no element that you may not be accomplishing within your reality. You merely BELIEVE that you may not be accomplishing, and this is the point.
“This be the reason that I am speaking with you, for you ARE creating this shift in consciousness and you ARE moving in the direction of actualizing all of these wonders that you NOW look to and express that they be ‘miracles’ or ‘special gifts.’
“They are not gifts, for no element in consciousness has given them to you. You possess them already! They are yours. They are what YOU are in your abilities, and you hold no limitations!” [session 450, August 19, 1999]
ELIAS: “Beliefs influence beliefs, and beliefs influence perception, and perception creates your reality, period.” [session 711, October 21, 2000]
GEORGE: “And that brings up the thought that a focus is equivalent to a belief system, and whether that is a physical focus or a non-physical focus?”
ELIAS: “No. Belief systems are a design which is incorporated in this physical dimension, and these belief systems that are incorporated in your physical dimension are relative to your physical dimension and are not necessarily relative to other areas of consciousness or to many other physical dimensions. Your physical dimension is not the only physical dimension that incorporates belief systems.
“But the belief systems that you do incorporate are unique to your physical dimension, and are relative to the expression of your physical dimension. They are, in a manner of speaking, an intricate element of the design of this particular physical dimension. They are an aspect of its structure.” [session 821, April 12, 2001]
ELIAS: “…You incorporate all of the beliefs within all of the belief systems from the moment that you choose to be participating in this particular physical reality. Now; you express relatively few beliefs within each belief system. I am aware that it appears to each of you that you express many beliefs in association with each belief system, but in relation to the countless beliefs which are contained within each belief system, relatively speaking, you express few.
Now; those are not absolute either. They change. The beliefs do not change, but which beliefs are expressed may change. Some beliefs you continue to express throughout the entirety of your focus, but some you do not. You may move your attention in association with different directions that you incorporate within one focus and that may alter which beliefs are expressed.
“An indicator of this that you may obviously objectively recognize is preferences. Preferences change. You may incorporate certain preferences in one time framework and within another time framework you may incorporate other preferences. Preferences are merely preferred expressed beliefs. And in viewing how your preferences change, you also indicate to yourself that other expressed beliefs also change and may become non-expressed beliefs and exchanged for other beliefs to be expressed.
“... This is the significance of genuinely generating an objective understanding of what you actually incorporate within this physical dimension – that beliefs are not your enemy and that they are not to be eliminated, but rather that you move your awareness to a wider expression and recognize that you actually incorporate a myriad of beliefs to choose; which rather than your familiar association with beliefs in automatically viewing them as bad, the point is to recognize that they are an integral expression and design of this physical dimension and to be incorporating optimum movement and creativity within this physical dimension to allow yourself to be incorporating the choice of all of them. Use them rather than attempting to eliminate them. And the manner in which you use them efficiently is to neutralize them in association with judgment.
“Now; as I have stated, duplicity is a belief system also, and it incorporates beliefs also. And those are not to be eliminated either, but rather to be recognized in relation to preference or the lack of preference, not in absolutes. But you may continue to incorporate your opinion and your preferences, knowing that they are relative to you, and not an absolute.” [session 1357, May 29, 2003]
JOY: “I’ve been trying to find and experience my own truth, and the ways that I’m doing it are not necessarily aligned with other people’s beliefs about what’s right and wrong, and in so doing I’ve thought that I had to be deceptive or deceive certain people in my life, at least for a certain time period, in order to allow myself to be who I am, who I want to be. But I’ve come into conflict with that sometimes, sometimes maybe guilt or just wondering should I be doing this. Do I need to really be honest with everyone all the time or what?”
ELIAS: “Honesty is an interesting belief (laughter) and incorporates many different forms. I shall express to you, it is not a matter of being honest or not being honest. It is a matter of allowing yourself to express yourself and to expose, and you may choose what you expose and with whom, but to be exposed with yourself. In this, you shall allow yourself to receive the energies that you want in association with other individuals.
“Do not concern yourself with honesty; it is a tricky business! (Laughter) And it is quite relative. Therefore concern yourself with exposure rather than honesty.” [session 1447, September 27, 2003]
VICKI: “I don’t even know if I can formulate a question because I don’t understand enough. (Elias chuckles) Although your statement earlier, regarding the individual expression being connected to the mass event, could you give an example of that?
ELIAS: (Grinning) We shall return to our opening of mass events within consciousness. You may answer your own question as I answer your question!
You previously questioned me of individuals creating illness within influenza, which is a mass event; but each individual creates this activity within their own focus for their own reasons. Therefore, the mass is entered within individual physical focus, and also incorporated. Your belief systems are an element of mass events. Your belief systems influence all of your individual manifestation. Therefore, it is of no matter which subject you are choosing to be focusing upon. All manifestations that you choose to incorporate are influenced by mass events. What you choose to be wearing in your clothing is influenced by mass events. What you choose, individually, to be consuming is influenced by mass events. There is no expression that you incorporate that does not incorporate a basis in mass events and belief systems.” [session 90, April 28, 1996]
ELIAS: “You have presented yourselves with very base, deeply held belief systems. Each of these belief systems hold an emotional attachment within physical focus. You may be a thought-focused individual within this focus, but the belief systems themselves hold an emotional element; and as you engage these belief systems, you also release all of their elements.
Picture, to yourselves, each belief system being a bird cage. Within your ‘less difficult,’ as you perceive them to be, belief systems, you may hold one bird within the cage, to which opening allows this bird to fly out. The engagement of these belief systems presently, that you have offered yourselves the opportunity to be moving through, incorporates a very large bird cage containing thousands of birds flooding out of the doorway, creating a mass cloud of winged action. They are the elements; the cage is the belief system. (Pause; you can almost hear the whoosh of those birds!)
You hold wonderings as to why you do not see what you create. I express to you that within reality, and if you are truthfully examining, you shall agree, you do view what you create! You have moved into an area of awareness, within widening, that no longer holds what you view to be blocks that cover your vision. I have expressed to you many times, there is no thing that is removed from your awareness. You need only allow yourself the openness, the willingness to view, and the acceptance of self; and as you incorporate these actions, you do view what you create. You also view what you draw to, or what you draw to yourself for your awareness, allowing yourself to change your perception; not to eliminate belief systems, but to alter your perception and allow a wider awareness.
You challenge, now, ultimate base belief systems of right and wrong, of good and bad, of acceptable and unacceptable. You offer yourselves, now, the opportunity to create the reality of the ideas; to shift your focus and allow yourselves to incorporate into your reality what thus far, you have viewed only as concepts. Within this, these four, the pyramid, (3) gain great strength in connection, which will be, and is now, quite affecting within consciousness, and affecting of your shift; as within your small expansion, you begin to view already; for how shall you connect, in what you term to be consciously, if you do not hold an understanding of the experience?
Just as, returning once again to our wealthy man attempting to be the poor man, you shall not truly understand the reality of trauma, and allow yourselves to be helpful within this, if you do not incorporate the experience of moving through belief systems; to which you create your own trauma in engaging. This is not to say that you must experience trauma to be understanding and effective; but within your focus, you do create trauma for yourselves, in response to the engagement of belief systems; for you resist change, and you do not allow what you view to be a relinquishment of your own individual control. In actuality, you gain control within acceptance, and an allowance of a widening. If your understanding is very small, your helpfulness within physical expression may be very small. If your understanding is very great, your expression shall follow.” [session 101, June 24, 1996]
ELIAS: “You are what you believe yourselves to be, not you believe yourselves to be what you are. You create what you believe, not you believe what you create. Your perception follows your beliefs, not the other way around! This evening, I shall engage with you as you view your perceptions of what you create, of what you are, of what you believe; for these form your reality within this physical focus. You may alter this reality. You continually hold the ability to change this reality. There are no closed systems. Underline entire sentence!
You have all incorporated experiences recently, within your individual focuses, presenting yourselves with the opportunity to view how you perceive your reality, what you create, and who you are. You have moved into an area where you have presented yourselves with the opportunity to alter your perceptions of your reality. This is the point of your shift. We offer information to you, in the hopefulness that you shall incorporate this information and use this helpfulness to avoid trauma within your shift by allowing yourselves, in smaller increments, to be shifting.
Do not be fooled by your rationale, within your scientifically logical minds, which suggests to you that within your physically-focused psyche, you either possess complete control of all that you encounter, or you possess no control of all that you encounter. Neither of these concepts are, in actuality, complete or correct. They are perceptions which you accept into your reality. As I have stated, your perceptions always, underline, follow your beliefs.
The point of your shift is to widen your awareness of belief systems, and to be accepting of these belief systems. Within acceptance of belief systems, you feel no need, inside of you individually, to hold control; for you hold the understanding of the true control, if you choose to use this term, that you already possess. There is, in actuality, no issue of control! You choose the issue of control within physical; not only this particular physical focus, but all dimensions of physical focus.
As you widen your awareness of belief systems, you also, as you have recently viewed, begin to incorporate an understanding of how your belief systems align with mass belief systems. In this, I shall also express to you that within the area of mass belief systems, you very effectively restrict your individual selves. You have learned to distrust and discount yourselves. You have learned, through alignment with mass belief systems, that it is unsafe to be expressing of your individuality. Therefore, you ‘squelch’ or you deny your individual talents, creativity, and abilities; for if you are expressing of these abilities individually, you set yourselves apart. You become ‘different.’ (Grinning)
Within your mass accepted psychological ‘norm,’ you believe you must be the same; therefore, you hold belief systems the same. You may view yourselves individually. You may express to me, ‘I do not align with mass belief systems.’ I shall express to you, you are incorrect! You do hold to mass belief systems. You accept these. As I have stated, within a widening of awareness, you allow yourselves the perception of your alignment with mass belief systems. In this, you allow yourselves the opportunity to widen these beliefs, and truly be accepting of them, and allow them to fly away.
As I have stated this evening, you have each incorporated situations individually, within your recent time period, as have all other individuals, which have served for your viewing of belief systems that you hold. Many individuals, within what you view to be the masses, in these early stages of your shift, do not consciously recognize the elements they are presenting to themselves. Therefore, within a waking consciousness state objectively, they do not act upon conscious widening of awareness. Therefore, the action of widening is slowed. You within this company, and many others also, have chosen to allow yourselves to view and to become aware. As I have stated previously, this process is not always what you view to be ‘comfortable!’ (Grinning, as we all crack up)
GAIL: To say the least!
ELIAS: This is not necessary! (Humorously) ‘Oh, fine, Elias! Very well for you to say, for you occupy existence within non-physical focus, and do not deal with physical things!’ (Laughter) It matters not. Your perception is all that need be altered. (Smiling)
You may incorporate any physical situation, and you always hold choices. You always hold different perceptions. You may choose to lock yourselves into one prevailing belief system and perception, but this also would be your choice! If you are wishing to be avoiding conflict and trauma, this is within your abilities!
I have stressed many times, from the onset of our sessions, the importance of interaction. The reason this interaction holds importance is to allow you alternate perceptions. Within our time that we have been engaged together, you have offered yourselves many examples of altering perceptions. You draw upon these experiences many times, but you continue to not make the connection! You continue to view the difficulty in shifting perception. You think, within your objective self, that you must incorporate a method; or you think, there must be a process; or you think, it shall be very difficult to shift. I have expressed many times to you, there is no difficulty within shifting. You need only perceive differently.
If you are needing of a method to be perceiving differently, this too has been offered, within this company and these sessions (4); interaction with each other; for each of you holds individual perceptions. In this, you offer each other alterations in perception. You may hold a belief system, and your perception will follow this belief system; but as you have agreed to be widening, if you are incorporating helpfulness through interaction, you may also be accepting of another’s perception. In this is your method, to allowing yourselves to widen belief systems.
I tell you truly, which you may communicate also to our new friends; you may choose to view presently, within this now, that you will not experience trauma in conjunction with this shift ... but, you will. You may look to your individual experiences, and you may view within this present now individually, not en masse, how the engagement of very strong base belief systems causes trauma. If you incorporate your multiplication, viewing mass events and mass consciousness, shifting mass belief systems causes trauma. Your expression of non-acceptance of these concepts is only an attempt at physically-focused control. You shall eliminate much, much conflict by allowing yourselves to view the unnecessary element of control issues; for you allow yourselves acceptance of self and trust of self in this, which far out-weighs your small concept of control. If you are trusting of self, you feel no need to be controlling of self, or any other element.
We shall incorporate interaction, for you each have elements to share that you have learned through engaging your individual issues with belief systems; and if you are confused, I shall be helpful. I shall not be picking upon Shynla [Cathy] this evening! Lawrence [Vicki] shall begin!
GAIL: You’re on the hot spot! (Much laughter)
VICKI: What have I learned ...
ELIAS: Which belief systems have you chosen to engage?
VICKI: It appears to me to be belief systems of right and wrong. More specifically, in this specific situation, of how we view and believe about our families, our children, our relatives, and the connections between them. Also, of passing judgment on other people as a result of their choices, putting those choices into categories of right and wrong also, because they don’t agree with your own belief systems.
ELIAS: And you view presently the alignment with mass belief systems in this area?
VICKI: Yes. From talking to other people, it’s quite evident that this is shared by most people, it seems to me.
ELIAS: And express to us how you view a shifting in perception, which allows a widening of belief systems. (Pause)
VICKI: Well ... That’s a tough question!
ELIAS: Do not be discounting of self!
VICKI: Well, I think I’ve shifted perception in such a way as to realize that my perception is based on what I expect to perceive, on my expectations, and that I will perceive what I expect to perceive.
ELIAS: Quite correct, as we have stated this evening; as you have experienced with your alien creature! (Grinning) (5)
VICKI: Yes! (Laughing)
ELIAS: Which I shall also add a note that this was not only perception; but, as I stated earlier, you create what you believe. Therefore, within a brief time period, you created, in actuality, what you believed; therefore allowing yourself to view actual life.
VICKI: It was reality at that point in time!
ELIAS: Quite correct! I have stated many times to you, that what you perceive physically is not necessarily what you think, and you may create whatever you choose! If you are viewing within a strong belief of an element, you shall physically create this, and it shall bear you out and be what you perceive. And, as you offered yourself an alteration in belief, the creature changed; and your viewing of the creature, and your perception of it, also changed.
VICKI: Rather immediately!
ELIAS: Immediately! Spontaneously shifting perception with no difficulty! And, where do you view your shifting within your perceptions of belief systems?
VICKI: Another tough question! (Laughter) I guess some shifting into an area of more acceptance of other people’s perception, and maybe understanding that their perception is just as real to them as mine is to me, and within that, it is the way that it is.
ELIAS: Therefore within this, the concept of creating a reality is becoming a reality!
VICKI: Yes ...
ELIAS: The concept of the affectingness of belief systems, and their strength, is becoming a reality, correct?
ELIAS: Very good; which you view to be quite difficult! It is unnecessary. I express to you, quite genuinely, that as we view and interact with you, you may interpret that it pains us to view how you create such unnecessary conflict. Therefore we, within agreement with you, choose to offer helpfulness to be avoiding of these conflicts that perplex you so. I shall acknowledge that within this moving into awareness of belief systems, at the onset of our sessions, you would not have moved so quickly. You would not have allowed yourself the awareness that you do now. Therefore, do not be discounting of self, for you have moved well; and with the incorporation of helpfulness of my dear friend (6), we have regained your attention!
VICKI: This is correct.
ELIAS: Which I shall address to [an] issue with my dear friend later! Thank you.
VICKI: Thank you.
ELIAS: I shall address to ... Ron!
RON: Same question?
ELIAS: I believe we occupy the same session! (Laughter)
RON: Okay. Well, it was just wishful thinking! (Elias chuckles) The belief system that stands out most in my mind is the belief system of not trusting myself. (Elias nods) The shifting I feel that I’ve done is that I’ve recently started trusting myself a little more than I did before, in my engagement with Paul.
ELIAS: Quite right! And express to us the belief systems that you attach to this issue.
RON: Well, I’m sure that one was fear; fear of the unknown, fear of failure.
ELIAS: These are byproducts of belief systems. (Smiling)
RON: Oh. The belief system ... I guess I don’t know what the base belief system is.
ELIAS: You share a base belief system with Lanyah [Julie], in believing that the ‘officially accepted norm’ does not engage within certain abilities, talents, or creativity. Therefore, this sets you apart. It makes you different. What you do not understand is that you each, within your individuality of physical focus, are very different. You hold common belief systems, but your expression of physical focus and creativity is very individual and different. But, your accepted norm does not provide for this! It does not provide for the gifted, or for the idiot! It only accepts the norm; to which you strive to be a part of, and not trusting of self if it expresses contrary to this norm. Therefore, you may view also the mass belief system that you have aligned to; for in actuality, to one extent or another, no matter that you view yourself to be a rebel, (smiling) you align with accepted psychological norms. So, you have learned how to shift perception in this area?
RON: I don’t think I’ve learned everything about anything yet!
ELIAS: Very good! I shall expect to see you ‘poofing away,’ if you have learned everything within physical focus! (Laughter)
RON: I feel a little more comfortable with myself in this action.
ELIAS: And an acceptance of non-threat, and an understanding of what we have expressed with regard to control.
RON: And I was actually never really aware consciously that it was there, but now that it’s gone, I can see that it was.
ELIAS: Quite; for this very often is the case. Many times, you are not consciously, so to speak, aware of belief systems that you hold until they are engaged; and as they are engaged and moved through, you realize the belief systems that you have held. Very good; and my acknowledgment extends also to you, for your agreement within helpfulness and your acceptance of energy exchange; for also, at the onset of our encounters, this was not within your reality. Therefore, acknowledge to yourself at your movement. (Smiling, and a pause) And ... William [Gail]!
GAIL: Yes. I think I have a lot of things going at one time!
ELIAS: This being so very uncommon! (Grinning, and we all laugh)
GAIL: I’ve been struggling with right and wrong. I’ve been struggling with the family issue. I’ve been struggling with believing in myself, and not sabotaging myself with control issues.
ELIAS: I shall ask, what belief systems do you view that you engage?
GAIL: I’m not sure what you mean.
ELIAS: All things within your reality relate to belief systems held by the individual, and also en masse. Therefore, if you are choosing to be engaging an issue personally within yourself, you also engage a belief system attached.
GAIL: Okay. Well, I’ve been having a struggle between the religious belief systems and ... I’m not sure that this word encompasses what I’m thinking, but the metaphysical beliefs. I’ve been having a struggle between the two, and I think I’ve accomplished my goal, which is to follow my own instincts instead of listening to belief systems of the religious-focus.
ELIAS: Shall I offer helpfulness?
GAIL: Please! (Laughing)
ELIAS: You engage belief systems concerning experience. You hold belief systems, common to all other individuals, that your experience forms your reality, and therefore is completely influencing of your entirety of reality. Also, that your experiences hold elements of right, wrong, good, bad, positive, negative. These are belief systems. Your experiences are ... experiences! They are creations to offer yourself sensual, physical experience; for within physical focus, you manifest for this reason; to experience through your physical, objective senses. In this, you attach belief systems to these experiences. You label these experiences as good or bad, as acceptable or unacceptable. Therefore, you look to outside belief systems, mass belief systems, to be helpful. You temporarily align yourself with mass religious belief systems, which offer you explanations of right and wrong, finding this to be insufficient.
ELIAS: You align with new belief systems, en masse, of metaphysics. Now, you move through the belief system, allowing yourself the opportunity to be trusting of self.
GAIL: Yes. I want that, and I’m going to do that.
ELIAS: You are doing that! (Smiling)
GAIL: Agreed. It’s still hard!
ELIAS: The issue that you all hold, of right and wrong, of good and bad, creates much conflict and confusion within you. It is an accepted belief system. Therefore, within the norm, you align yourselves; for if you are not accepting of the official psychological norm within these very base belief systems, you may be labeled insane or criminal! (Laughter) Definitely not normal; which, as with Sari [Cecelia], none of you wishes to be viewed as not normal, much less criminal or insane! But you may look to yourselves and you may know, within you truly, that you occupy none of these spaces, so to speak; by activating trust within yourselves and your individuality. We shall break, and I shall continue with our remaining three.
BREAK 8:41 PM.
ELIAS: Continuing; your perception follows your beliefs. Underline entire sentence! Once again: We have expressed many times, you may acquire a belief system instantaneously. Altering or widening a belief system may not occur so instantaneously, for you do not believe that it shall! Therefore, your perception follows your beliefs. You may acquire a belief of burning feet!
GAIL: I did, too! (Laughing)
ELIAS: You believe this; therefore you hold the perception. You may alter your perception, but if you are not engaging the belief and allowing for a widening of the belief, your perception may remain the same.
GAIL: I tried real hard!
ELIAS: This seeming to be quite common within physical focus! Be understanding, this is where your conflict lies; that you try so hard! (Grinning) We have expressed effortlessness, over and over and over again, which is not synonymous with trying so hard! You may instantaneously alter a belief or a perception by engaging a belief. If you believe a creature to exist, you shall perceive a creature! It shall be a reality, as hot sand shall be a reality. You may also effortlessly, without ‘trying so hard,’ alter this and offer yourself new information; changing your belief and altering your perception, with no effort. If you are engaging effort, you are holding to the existing belief, and struggling against its reality that you have already accepted. (Pause) Food for thought! (Laughter) We shall continue. Shynla [Cathy] shall be first, after our break! (Grinning at Cathy)
CATHY: Yeah, she was gonna break at the break, too! She’s so brave, she’s still here! (Laughter) Well, you have your right and wrong, your good and bad, my issue of control, my issue of trust, my issue of acceptance of self, and then there’s responsibility, and fear of inadequacy.
ELIAS: Choose! (We all crack up)
CATHY: I’m vacillating between the fear of inadequacy, and the responsibility issue.
ELIAS: Very good!
CATHY: I said the word fear. Fear, fear, fear! I don’t know. I think I view all these things, but ...
ELIAS: And how have you manifest? (Grinning)
CATHY: Oh, stop! Vicki’s just been waiting for this one! (Laughter) The stupid foxtail thing and the dog, okay? (We’re all losing it!) (7)
ELIAS: Quite creative!
CATHY: Thank you! Well, I viewed it for a week before I did something about it! That was a pretty big deal for me! I kept waiting for it to poke its little head out the other side, but it just kept making a longer track. So, I just had it taken care of. I told myself, ‘Okay, it manifested. You should look at this, and just let it go now.’ But I’m still paranoid about it! But I’m trying to view it and let it go. But I don’t know that I’m doing such a good job of it!
ELIAS: So, you manifest influencing a creation, within cooperation of your animal, of this foxtail plant embedded within its body; which reinforces your belief system that you hold a responsibility for this creature, and also to its care, within agreement with other individuals. Your belief system is your personal responsibility, which you control in manipulating your environment personally. And which mass belief system do you correlate this to?
CATHY: (Obviously very frustrated) The mass belief system that if there’s foxtails, and your dog is out running around, it’s gonna get one! There’s a really good chance that one is gonna embed itself in it! And it’s reinforced when you go to the vet and he says, ‘I knew I was gonna make a lot of money when I moved here, over these little things right here!’
ELIAS: (Grinning) The mass belief system that you align to holds little significance to the individual foxtail!
(Vic’s note: I have to say, it’s hysterical to hear Elias say ‘foxtail’ with his accent!)
CATHY: Then what is it? I don’t know what it is! Clueless!
ELIAS: The belief system that you align with, held within mass belief systems, is that you hold a responsibility, through agreement, for your creatures; and that you create their reality. Creatures, within your mass belief systems, do not create their own reality, for they do not hold rational thinking. Therefore, the belief system is that you are responsible for them and their creations. They do not think for themselves; you must think for them. They do not create for themselves; therefore, you must create for them. You also align with the mass belief system for the need of animal physicians. (Pause)
CATHY: I don’t know what to say!
ELIAS: Creatures are quite capable, and do create their own reality; just as does an atom or a cell. They may align with your creations, within an expression of helpfulness, for your awareness; for they do not hold the belief systems that you hold. They do not create physicians to care for them, for they hold an innate sense, a knowing, that they may heal themselves. Therefore, it is unnecessary for their creation of this occupation. This is a human creation. You align with this creation within mass belief systems. Express now, how you believe that you are engaging these belief systems, and altering your perception.
CATHY: Oh man! Altering my perception? I don’t know. I don’t know!
ELIAS: (Chuckling) Ah, Shynla [Cathy]! Still very young! (Grinning) You have begun to engage these belief systems by allowing yourself the opportunity to be viewing these, accepting the possibility that you may create an element of this reality; therefore opening to yourself the door to view elements of your own creations, and allowing yourself to widen these belief systems; for you not only have presented yourself with this experience, but you have drawn to yourself information from others who hold a different perception, allowing you to evaluate; therefore allowing yourself to ask yourself questions. Why does your creature incorporate this experience? Why does another not?
CATHY: That’s true. I think about that all the time.
ELIAS: You have engaged yourself. You shall widen your perception! You hold very strongly to these belief systems, as do these other individuals also to their individual perceptions of their issues and belief systems. You need only allow yourself an altering of your perception. Realize that you hold these belief systems. Allow yourself an acceptance of these belief systems. This is not to say, allow yourself a reinforcement! (Laughter) Acceptance is not necessarily reinforcement and perpetuation of these belief systems!
CATHY: Well, believe me, I try. I have conversations about foxtails with myself everyday, when I walk out in the yard. I try to tell myself, ‘Just let it go. It’s gone. It’s over. You viewed it. You experienced it. Just let it go!’ But it’s really hard. It’s really hard!
ELIAS: Within physical focus, quite often you view your own method for moving through belief systems to be ‘working them out.’ Therefore, you express this action physically.
CATHY: It’s like, I can view the dogs next door, and I know they’re loaded, and I know they’re not gonna get one. I believe that! I believe the old dog isn’t gonna get one. But I worry like hell about the dogs that I’m responsible for, and I am trying! I am trying to mellow out, but it’s hard. What can I say?
ELIAS: And you shall continue; and eventually, you shall listen to yourself! In this, you shall find no need for ‘trying,’ and you shall accomplish effortlessly. We shall also extend an acknowledgment of attending to other belief systems, which have been engaged and moved through.
CATHY: Thank you.
ELIAS: All hope is not lost yet! (Laughter) Now, the little one!
JULIE: Well, like you said, a lot of what Ron said. The trusting in creativity, I think that’s what it was, and being hard on myself for the fact that I have to be perfect. I guess those are the main ones.
ELIAS: For within belief systems, if you allow individual expression and exhibit a difference, you shall possibly be accepted if your expression is ‘perfect.’ (Smiling) Within mass belief systems, creativity is defined within artistic talents. Many demands are extended upon individuals that align themselves with these talents. Creativity, in actuality, may be expressed through many avenues, in any area of existence; but within mass belief systems, creativity is expressed through arts. Therefore, within your individual belief systems, aligned with these mass belief systems, you place unreasonable expectations upon yourself. An artist must be measuring to Michelangelo; must be creating of beauty rivaling Tchaikovsky!
You shall learn, in engaging these belief systems, your highest expression is you. Your individual expression is already presently perfect! In striving for what you view to be perfection, you view outside. You shall move through these belief systems when you allow yourself the opportunity to accept your own self and expression as perfect; for it is a perfect expression of yourself, within the present now, always.
It matters not the view of other individuals, just as we express the understanding of accepted mass belief systems; that as you widen, you accept these, but you no longer align, for you incorporate a trust of self; an acceptance of your own individual expression which holds no right or wrong, and is your own perfect expression. As you approach your shift, you offer yourselves these opportunities to view these belief systems, and also to understand that they are unnecessary to align with. They are creating of conflict. Conflict is unnecessary, for you are your own perfect expression, just as you perfectly express! Therefore, alignment with mass belief systems, within your own element of trust, is unnecessary.
You shall accomplish. Your time element is only dependent upon your own choice. If you are choosing to discontinue with your conflict, as you have presented yourself the opportunity to view this also, you may discontinue your conflict immediately. You need only express, ‘No!’ If you are not accepting of your conflict, it shall be abated. Acknowledge yourself, and trust. (Smiling)
ELIAS: And, Yarr [Jim]!
JIM: Oh boy! A belief of success and failure, that if I don’t see success within this reality, this physical reality that I know of, that I consider my attempt of creation a failure ... and a lot of other issues that were brought up here! (Laughter) The issue of trust is in there, although I feel I’m moving into the trust issue. I feel that intuitively. And along with that, the success and failure issue, although it’s hard to view within expectations. I still hold expectations in my attempts to be creating of experiences.
ELIAS: The individual belief system of success and failure aligns also with mass belief systems; that if you are expressing, and you are not visibly viewing what you interpret as positive affectingness or results of your expression, then you have failed. If you are engaging individuals, and you are not successful in converting them to your thinking, you have failed. Within your expression, you extend beyond your relationship and interaction with your creatures, for you hold the same belief system with individuals also.
Within mass belief systems, you each hold your own opinions, your own belief systems; and if other individuals do not align with your belief systems or your opinions, they are incorrect! Therefore, your ‘job’ is to be expressing to them, with compassion of course, the error of their ways! (Laughter) When they are not accepting of your input, you view your expression to be a failure. If you hold, within mass belief systems, the ‘accepted answers,’ you are a failure if you are unsuccessful at ‘indoctrinating’ others to this! (Grinning)
You may hold an acceptance of another individual’s right, so to speak, to express themselves and hold their individual belief systems, but within core or base belief systems, if they are not aligned, if they are not accepting, they are wrong; for you hold a ‘better answer.’ Therefore, if you hold a better answer, individuals ‘should’ accept this! (Laughter) If they are not accepting, you have not accomplished your job! Therefore, you have failed. You hold these belief systems, also paralleling with experience. Realize, you are not the product of your experience!
JIM: I’m not?
ELIAS: You create your own reality! You choose your own choices for your own experiences, within each moment of physical existence. Therefore, you are not the victim of your past experiences, so to speak. In this, you engage another belief system; that you have been taught and influenced, throughout your focus, by other individuals who have exercised control over you; for obviously, you incorporate no mind of your own, and absolutely no free will! Therefore, you are reduced to nothing but the product of your experiences! This is incorrect! You have chosen your experiences, just as all other individuals choose their experiences. You do not hold the ‘better way.’ You hold the different way.
JIM: Just as theirs is a different way. I got that.
ELIAS: You have begun to be moving through, within an expression of trustfulness of self, incorporating your creatures. Now, move to individuals, and you shall accomplish; for you have accomplished much! Within our time period engaged together, at our onset, you did not accomplish what you accomplish presently, for your awareness was not quite as wide.
JIM: I don’t doubt that! Thank you.
ELIAS: (Smiling) Therefore, all of you may look to yourselves with trustfulness, and also loving joyfulness, at your accomplishments; not at viewing failures, for there are no failures! (Pause)
GAIL: Ron, are you going to ask for Mary?
RON: Michael [Mary] would like to participate in our little exercise. Michael [Mary] feels that his issue, at this point, is the parent-child relationship, and the belief systems that go along with that. He feels that he has shifted his perception to allow himself to see choices on both sides, to allow himself to see that a choice is a choice, and there’s not a right choice or a wrong choice, or a good choice or a bad choice. It’s just a choice.
ELIAS: This issue involves choices conflicting with existing belief systems. Within mass belief systems, you hold that parents express certain emotions and responsibilities with regard to their children. Within mass belief systems, you hold more responsibility to the mother. Within your present society, you allow, within mass belief systems, the removal of the father parent. This is acceptable. The responsibility falls, then, upon the mother. This individual, within mass belief systems, is expected to be nurturing and giving; a loving individual; the expression of your virgin mother; another perfect expectation! (Grinning at Julie)
You hold belief systems also as to the natural order, as you view it, of a mother and child. Even within your animal kingdom, you reinforce your belief systems; expressing that animals, within the role of the mother, are nurturing and rearing of the young. Within the ‘natural order’ of reality, this is not always the case. You express to yourselves, to reinforce your belief systems, that the mother, within creatures, turns from the cub only within the situations or circumstances of affliction. If the young are afflicted, the mother retreats from them. This also is not always the case.
If a creature does not express a nurturing to its young, you do not hold a value judgment upon the creature. If a lioness bears two cubs and nurtures one, and is ignoring of the other which holds no physical malady, you make no judgment of this. You express that this is ‘nature.’ If a human expresses this same action, you judge heavily. This is unacceptable. Human mothers do not express this way; for within your belief systems, you have accepted religious-focuses. In this, you accept the expression of the nurturer. You assign a role. You incorporate right and wrong if this is not expressed, for it is not within the accepted psychological norm. Therefore, also within the mass belief systems, some individual must be held accountable.
Within your religious belief systems, within this country, you align most basically to Christianity. Although you may not subscribe to Christian religions, you do hold Christian belief systems. You may not view them as Christian, but they are; for other belief systems are different, within other religious-focuses. Within your Christian expression, you hold to the expression of ‘motherhood.’ You also hold to the expression of the child as being a result of the sins of the parents. Although you may not think within these terms, you do hold these belief systems. Blame must be affixed! As you move through the belief systems of right and wrong, and allow yourselves to view no right and wrong, but only experiences, you may eliminate much conflict in this area also.
Within individual expression, I acknowledge to Michael [Mary]; although he believes also, within his own present belief systems, that Elias does not acknowledge of him! I shall offer acknowledgment, for as my dear friend has expressed, and I also, he has moved through. He is not within the ‘middle of the stream.’ I acknowledge also that this shall be very instructive, in helpfulness, to other individuals wishing to eliminate conflict and alter perceptions.
As we are engaged within a religious discussion presently, I shall also address to [an] issue with my dear friend. (Referring to Paul (Patel)) He shall, if he is choosing, make alterations himself; for I shall not alter what another expresses. I take issue with his choice of language wording of ‘doctrine.’ He is aware of this; for you have not been presented with doctrines. You have been presented with ideas and concepts of reality, (pause) that you have chosen not to incorporate completely, as of yet, but are moving towards. (Grinning) (8)
I echo also, the importance of this message. You approach what may be very dire times. It is not necessary for you to create dire circumstances! You may avoid the ending, and create an overlapping, new beginning, with no conflict; but in order to be accomplishing of this, your attention is necessary. Your understanding of reality is necessary. If you are wishing to experience trauma, it is unnecessary to be engaging us. If you are not wishing to be experiencing trauma, it is necessary for your attention! (Firmly, and an emphatic pause)
VICKI: Can I ask a question? If you see another person engaging in an action that appears to be in direct conflict with mass accepted belief systems, and it’s an action that you yourself have had personal experience with and so you understand that person’s action, then it would seem to follow that you would have no conflict with that, or that you wouldn’t create any trauma for yourself. But I find myself doing that quite often, and I’m curious why people do that.
ELIAS: This may be brought to onset for many reasons. I will address to one that you hold commonly, presently.
You may hold similar, or what you view to be same, experiences. Within your own experiences, you also hold your own judgments. You view you own expressions and evaluate your hurtfulness, or lack of hurtfulness, to other individuals. In this, you may express your restitution, or lack of, dependent upon the situation.
Within another situation, in viewing another individual expressing the same action, you do not hold control. You are not creating the reality, but you view the hurtfulness, or lack of. Therefore, you are spurred to action! (Pause, smiling)
You must evaluate, if you are wishing to be widening, the expression of hurtfulness and its validity. You must also allow for each individual’s creation, and also involvement, within experience. This is not to say that you do not incorporate expressions of essence; tolerance and compassion, understanding but not judgment. When you allow yourselves to enter into the area of judgment, you create conflict; for you are not accepting.
Each individual, as each element of existence, physical or non-physical, strives, in your terms, for its highest fulfillment within expression. You may not view or understand the significance of certain expressions, but you also do not view all other focuses of this particular essence. You view only one. You do not view all other realities, physical or non-physical, of any particular essence. You view one. You limit your perception, your acceptance, your tolerance, to a very narrow view of one individual focus; not even one lifetime; one developmental focus. Therefore, you do not see the entirety of the experience and reality to which each essence engages. All focuses are simultaneous, and influencing of all other focuses; and each choice is only one probability.
(Vic’s note: here, we lose about three minutes of this dialog, resulting from a tape change. The new tape picks up mid-sentence.)
... belief systems, you may express an acceptability for your own expressions, for you may offer yourself explanations; excuses. You may acknowledge hurtfulness to another individual within your own experiences, but you may also be accepting of this; for you view yourself to be a ‘good person.’ You do not afford other individuals this luxury! They are a ‘good person’ if they are following accepted belief systems, and expressing perfectly, continuously, with no hurtfulness, ever!
VICKI: It’s awfully hypocritical, in my belief systems! (Laughing)
ELIAS: Very unaccepting, (grinning) but also quite factual; but be remembering of this word ‘fact,’ that it changes. It is an inconstant. Therefore, this may change also; this being the reason for your shift. (Pause) Are you wishing other questions?
JIM: I have a question regarding this Metatron’s Wheel, and how it was perceived by the individual. (9) It seems, that as you have spoken, that these are a lot of ancient belief systems that have been brought into one. Is my perception of that correct?
JIM: So this is just a mass belief system for the ‘new age?’
ELIAS: Understand the focus of your shift; to be incorporating and accepting of all belief systems. Therefore, there must be a merging.
JIM: Okay. So this incorporates that merging, to a great deal?
ELIAS: To an extent, within the understanding and limitations of the individuals and their present widening; but these all are expressions of the beginnings of your shift, in knowing that you must be accepting of all belief systems, converging all together; realizing no right and wrong, no better or worse; all being belief systems, which all also hold an element of truth. You now move in the direction of changing the distortion of truth, and allowing the emergence of the reality of truth.” [session 102, June 30, 1996]
ELIAS: “We shall engage discussion of the individual and mass belief systems, as you presently engage these subjects. Individuals may and can survive without groups. Groups cannot survive without individuals. You ask, ‘Where do mass belief systems originate? Where do they come from? Who initiates mass belief systems? Who are the they, that speak for you all?’ As my companion [Paul (Patel)] has expressed earlier, the they are you!
You may not express an alignment with a belief system outwardly, but your non-expression is an alignment. Therefore, I express to you, mass belief systems begin with individuals expressing opinions. In this, they draw to them other individuals who agree with these opinions, creating the beginnings of a belief system. Many, many other individuals may not necessarily be in absolute agreement to these opinions, but their omission of expression lends to the creation of the belief system. The reason individuals do not express is that they do not trust their own voice. Therefore, within the group, which may not survive without the individuals, the individuals choose to express, or not to express. If they are choosing to be not expressing in opposition, the belief system takes hold and is allowed to stand; therefore being accepted and incorporated within your societies.
Many belief systems have originated with one individual expressing an observation, many times connected with elements of nature, as you view it. In this, they form an opinion of the action of a particular element within nature. This is translated into a parallel, within your species, as human behavior. In this, many other individuals view the observation as novel and interesting and new. Therefore, they align with it, believing that the individual who has made the observation, and who has expressed the opinion, is quite enlightened. Therefore, they shall be enlightened also, within agreement with this opinion. Those not in agreement do not always actualize, objectively, their disagreement. In this, they lend their support, within energy, within consciousness, to the formation of the belief system.
You may view your Darwinian opinions, belief systems, as an example. A mainstay within this theory is ‘the survival of the fittest.’ One individual makes an observation of nature. This individual translates this into a parallel of human behavior, suggesting to you all that human behavior follows in like kind, in this survival of the fittest. In this, you weed out those which are, or which you believe to be, weaker.
This individual expressed quite confidently. In this, the idea was new. The expression of the idea was new. Many individuals rallied round this expression, and were in agreement. They did not conduct the studies, but trusted the expression of another individual, to which they viewed to be more learned; and also, in this, not trusting their own expression. Many other individuals were not trusting of this opinion, but were not challenging. The opposition was not great enough to suppress the formation of the belief system.
Although this is not a universally or globally held belief system, it is a mass belief system. It exists with other belief systems alongside of it that are quite contrary; but the individuals separate themselves into different groups or ‘camps,’ aligning with those belief systems that they individually agree with, or that they agree with ‘more.’ They may not entirely agree with a given belief system within mass expression, but they align more with one than another. In this, they do not express opposition, and they lend their energy, within consciousness, to the development and the acceptance of these belief systems. Then you look to yourselves ‘later,’ in your view within your time period, and you express, ‘How do we acquire these belief systems? Why do we align with these mass belief systems? Who has begun them?’ Within consciousness, you have begun them; for you have chosen to express favorably, or you have chosen to not express.
An efficient group of individuals allows recognition of each individual, within the group, the expression of their own self; for each individual within the group, within the mass, holds a vital element for contribution to the mass. You do not view yourselves individually as so important. Therefore, you sway to the mass. If you are trusting of your own individual voice, you shall find it is unnecessary to be aligning with mass belief systems. If you are trusting of self, you shall find that it is unimportant. You may align if you are choosing, but it will hold no great importance to you, therefore needing no great expression.
I shall also clarify that within a wider focus, non-physical, challenges that you engage through the intellect appear to be conflict, for you view these as conflict. It is not necessary to create conflict within the intellect; but the intellect, working alone, as we have expressed previously, shall devise its own methods for validation of its own experiences. These explanations that it offers to itself are distortions. This is where your conflict begins. The intuition is a balance for the intellect. It is that element which provides the explanations for the encounters of the intellect. Do not discount the intellect, though; for you have created this, within physical focus, with a tremendous purpose. It is your evaluation mechanism, but it is designed to work within harmony to your intuition. Therefore, what you view within physical focus as conflict, your motivating force, is what we may express to you as challenges; elements that ‘spur’ you. These elements that spur you do not necessarily need be perceived as conflict.
You hold the ability to alter your perception. In this, you also very well hold the ability to eliminate your conflict; which you are learning a process to be accomplishing of this action. Each of you develops your own individual process, for you believe you must have a process! (Grinning) Therefore, you each create your own process, which shall be effective for you, if you listen to your own process! (Laughter) You may engage questions, if you are so choosing this evening. (Long pause)
VICKI: A question for Michael [Mary]. ‘Why has Paul’s [Patel’s] (10) latest transmission caused more confusion rather than less, and what am I doing to create so much confusion for myself?’
ELIAS: (Chuckling) I express, the answer to this very question is contained within the transmission! In this, you have been presented with information of establishing a movement; engaging belief systems. In this, if you are objectively expressing contrary to this movement, you shall create confusion, and quite likely, much frustration.
The element that Michael [Mary] employs presently is that he chooses to be moving through belief systems. He has engaged these belief systems. I have expressed previously, he stands not within the center of his stream; but within objective expression, he draws back, in not trusting of his own expression and movement. He has allowed what my comrade has expressed; the influence, objectively, of conflicting information, and not trusting the movement that has been engaged within. Therefore, he continues to focus within, but within a conflicting expression. He expresses, ‘I shall be trusting of self, of my own impressions, of my own movement, of my own thoughts and my own feelings.’ Then he expresses, ‘I trust not my own feelings, or my movement, or my thoughts.’ This is in direct conflict with the original expression! This is not so uncommon; for each of you, as we have expressed to Yarr [Jim] previously, looks to results. You look to physical manifestations, outwardly, of what you engage. If you do not view immediate change, you are not accepting of your expression.
Many of these belief systems that you presently engage, within this group presently, and within many other individuals connected ... (Long pause, which is unusual for Elias in the middle of a sentence) It is difficult to express without misunderstanding. (Another pause)
You share information. You share and interact with the intention of being helpful to each other, to which we encourage, for in gaining other perspectives, you allow your own perception to widen; but you also discount yourselves, and do not trust your own expression. Many belief systems that you presently engage are very base belief systems. Therefore, the engagement of these belief systems enters many elements; just as we expressed of your bird cage being the belief system, holding very many birds as the elements. It is not always immediately, visibly transformed, within your objective perception. Therefore, you may engage these base belief systems, and you may be moving through efficiently; but you may also not view, immediately, the resultingness of this moving through. Also, within this expression, many of you will engage these types of belief systems within familiar circumstances; for as we have spoken many times of trauma, you are, much to your surprise, learning to avoid trauma. Therefore, within consciousness, you choose to use existing circumstances and elements to move through base belief systems. Therefore, you may view yourselves displaying similar actions, or you may view others to be displaying similar action to previous. The difference will become known eventually. You are only offering yourselves the opportunity to use less traumatic elements to accomplish traumatic movement.
Therefore, Michael [Mary] expresses a confidence, originally, in viewing an engagement of belief systems; but confronted rationally with these belief systems, and the viewing of them, and the expression of them, has allowed doubt of the movement; for he, as do you all, expects a movement to be ‘different.’ If you are engaging a belief system which is existing within you, you shall view yourselves expressing quite differently, automatically, instantly. You may even allow yourselves the grace period of ‘not automatic’; but you shall view, instantly, differences in your action. This is not necessarily the situation! If you are engaging base belief systems, and allowing yourself the opportunity to experience great trauma, you shall express entirely differently. You shall be quite confused. You shall experience much frustration. You shall engage battle within yourselves for such an extreme change within action, and you shall experience trauma.
But, within these individuals in this group, you have learned a different method. You have adopted a different process, in accepting that it is unnecessary to engage trauma to be moving through belief systems. You experience an element of trauma, to a very slight extent, in the initial engagement of base belief systems; but as you choose to be moving through these belief systems, you also, within consciousness, divert and avoid more trauma by allowing yourselves to use existing elements and circumstances, within your present now, which will develop, left alone, into a new expression of a wider perception. You engage confusion by questioning your movement, by not trusting your own expression, by not trusting self. Confusion may be eliminated with acceptance of one’s own expression.
Therefore, you may instruct Michael [Mary] that he may view this transcript of my comrade once again; and this time, he may view without the element of judgment, allowing a slightly shifted perception.
The issue of personal responsibility exists still. This other belief system is allowed to seep in and cloud the belief system which is being engaged. Therefore, within the expression of distraction, this may serve as an example.
Do not be confused. Many times, distraction is quite helpful. Within the element of engaging base belief systems, distraction from reinforcement of these base belief systems may be very helpful. This is not necessarily an avoidance of a belief system, but distraction allowed to ‘filter in’ in the area of replacement of another belief system; that of personal responsibility. ‘I am not accomplishing!’ This is detrimental, and as you have been expressed to, impedes movement; which you shall view as quite obvious. No movement is being engaged while confusion is allowed to ensue.
VICKI: ... I have a question ...
ELIAS: Ah, Lawrence [Vicki]!
VICKI: I have a question about the information from Paul (Patel) yesterday. He states, ‘Once blocks are partially moved through and then allowed to remanifest, they will remain more strongly.’ I’d like to know more about that statement, and I’m also curious ... is that what I’m doing with my belief system, that I identify as a belief system of how people should treat each other? (11)
ELIAS: Very good, Lawrence [Vicki]. You may view this as an example. When you are choosing to be widening belief systems and engaging belief systems, you initiate movement. In this, at times, you are consciously selective of belief systems that you shall choose to engage; this being not necessarily the case with many of these individuals present now, for within consciousness, you have chosen to engage base belief systems.
You have engaged interaction with these essences; myself, Paul (Patel), the others that engage with us, named within your game. (12) In this, you have made agreements concerning your shift, concerning transition, concerning non-physical focus. You have chosen to engage base belief systems, and to widen these. In this, your subjective self magnates to what it views to be your most conflicting, core issues; those which you may physically view; those which you confront yourselves with continually, to reinforce your belief systems; which you do, continually! In this, the choice has been made.
You express and view a ‘narrowing.’ Here lies your indication. This is not say that all hope is lost, for it is not! (Grinning) You have offered yourself the opportunity to be viewing other elements of this process, also offering yourself the opportunity to view allowing yourself to move into re-engagement of belief systems, and allowing the stronghold to exist in opposition to the agreement of widening. This shall serve you well, within what you view to be your future expressions; for you shall be very well aware. You have offered yourself very important information. It is your choice, presently, as to whether you move through and widen, or allow the stronghold to root entirely.
An expression was offered, objectively and also subjectively, by Lawrence [Vicki], to which essences were listening much more carefully than physically focused individuals. The expression was offered of, ‘I shall choose a very difficult expression for my noticing. Therefore, I shall not be capable of avoidance, for I shall allow myself to be viewing my own issues quite obviously, within extreme, for this shall be how I shall move through my belief systems.’ And so you shall, for you have chosen to express this; this being a choice.
Do not view that this is not a valuable choice, though; for as I have stated, it shall be quite instructional to you, and also to others. You may be quite helpful with others engaging belief systems, if you are choosing to continue to engage; for as I have expressed to you previously, if you offer yourself much experience, you may offer much expression, within helpfulness, to others; for you hold great understanding. If you hold little understanding, you may physically offer little helpfulness. Therefore, you hold the opportunity to express great helpfulness. It is your choice. I acknowledge greatly the identification, and quite quickly, also! Quite wide! (Laughter)” [session 103, July 07, 1996]
NORM: “I have a question about beliefs. I decided, when I was thirteen or fourteen years old, that I would be an agnostic in regard to religion. I couldn’t really fathom it. Is that a good thing to use when you cannot figure out what the real answers are? To be that it could be this or it could be that? Because of the probability of reality, it seems like that would be a good way to operate from a belief system. Does that make sense at all?
ELIAS: Within your belief systems, you view that believing nothing is better than believing something incorrectly, although believing nothing is not possible within physical focus. Therefore, you think that you divorce yourselves from belief systems, for you are unsure and you do not understand where these belief systems have originated. You do not trust these belief systems or their validity, for you do not understand that all belief systems create your reality.
It matters not what you attach to within belief systems. All belief systems essentially are the same. They are belief systems. I choose not to be expressing to you that they are illusions as others may express to you, for they are not illusions, for they are reality as you create reality.
You speak to me of imagination as non-reality. This also is reality, for all energy is reality. All thought is reality. All beliefs are reality. Within non-physical focus, I may say to you that these are illusions, but this is only applicable to non-physical focus, for within physical focus, they are reality.
In your questioning of what is better, I express to you, there is no better. There is no worse. There is your reality, and your creation of it within every moment, which you create perfectly within the moment for your desires and intent, for what you term to be your own purposes. Therefore, if you feel or believe that you must disregard certain belief systems temporarily to see your way clear to other belief systems which you shall be replacing with, this would be your choice. It is one method, so to speak. It is not necessary, or better, or worse. It is only one process; one choice.
If you are speaking of belief systems, I express to you that the point is not to be eliminating belief systems, for this is one element which is not possible within this present moment within physical focus. You do hold belief systems. This is part of physical focus. You have created your physical focus in this manner, which holds belief systems. The point is not to be eliminating of belief systems. It is to be accepting and understanding of those belief systems which you hold; therefore allowing yourselves to widen your awareness and be tolerant of all, enabling you to be expressing from essence.
NORM: In other words, there’s no perfect belief system. Everyone can have their own belief system that is as perfect as ... In other words, there’s no unique, perfect belief system.
ELIAS: Belief systems are unique to physical focuses. They are an element of physical focuses. Your individual physical focus here upon this planet, within this time/space and within this dimension, is not the only physical focus and not the only physical manifestation that holds belief systems. There are many dimensions which are physically manifest. All physical manifestations hold belief systems.
I have expressed many times, you have very creatively chosen to be forgetting of essence to be manifesting within physical focus, regardless of which physical focus you choose to manifest within. Many of you choose to be manifest within many physical focuses, not only this one; this being why you allow bleed-throughs of what you term to be aliens, which are other focuses of your own essence. They are other focuses which are physically manifest, just as you are physically manifest. Just as you may intersect another focus that you view to be a past or future life ...
NORM: Okay. Can I say then that the belief systems that I have are my mental directors? So then the next thought or the next action that I have is really because of my belief systems? So it’s really a director?
NORM: Thank you. That’s good!
ELIAS: The point in engaging your shift or the action of transition is to be allowing yourself the awareness of these belief systems, the ability to identify them, and to be accepting of them. Therefore, they hold no power.
RETA: May I ask a question on the belief systems? Here we’ve been saying that because of our belief systems we are ill, or because of my belief systems I don’t go out and sing or something like that, and we’ve talked about changing our belief systems. So we’re not going to get rid of those, but can we dampen some and bring some others up so that we can use them better, or become more aware of them?
ELIAS: Absolutely. This would be the point. In widening your awareness and accepting of belief systems, you nullify their power. You allow yourself more probabilities, for you allow yourself more knowledge and more choices. You do not feel bound to these belief systems. Within a strong belief system, you are held. Any belief system that you hold strongly holds you! It eliminates many of your choices, for you may only see even more selectively and narrowly within that belief system. You allow yourself no information beyond that belief system. Therefore, you are bound. As you accept the belief system, not with the intention of changing or eliminating the belief system, but acknowledging that it is reality and that it is accepted, it loses its power, therefore losing its hold, allowing you more choices.
NORM: Could we say that a more tolerant belief system, a belief system that has tolerance in it, would be a better belief system? Or a belief system that expresses a lot of love, that would be a good belief system?
ELIAS: These are natural byproducts of accepting the belief systems that you hold presently. Within acceptance of any belief system, the natural byproduct of this action is tolerance.” [session 133, November 17, 1996]
DREW: “If I’m not currently aware of them, what’s the best way to become aware of my core belief systems?
ELIAS: You shall, as you ask, present yourself with examples frequently. As has been said in ancient times, ‘Be watchful of what you request, for you shall have it!’
(Vic’s note: that’s an understatement!)
As you ask to be widening your awareness, you shall. You shall draw to yourself information to be challenging of yourself. You shall notice your own actions. You shall notice within individuals around you. You shall notice in everyday life, all about you. Those belief systems that need be recognized and accepted shall be presenting themselves to you, for you shall present them to yourself.
You may not initially recognize automatically and identify the belief system. You may view similar actions occurring repeatedly before you, and you may view these actions for a time period before you recognize what you are presenting yourself with. You may engage individuals within this forum and exchange also with them, for they experience this also and may offer helpfulness and instruction, as they have experienced this phenomenon of identifying belief systems. This is not as simple as it sounds!
DREW: It doesn’t sound simple!
ELIAS: As I have stated, you have carried belief systems for centuries and have worked with them. You are not so willing to be accepting of these belief systems and disallowing their power. Many are very, very strong. You do not even recognize that all that you do within physical focus is related to a belief system. Every action that you take within physical focus is related to a belief system. This is not ‘bad.’ It is what you have created. It is now only inefficient. As I have stated this evening, you shall continue with your belief systems even within your shift, but you shall understand and accept these. Therefore, you shall not be influenced or blinded by them as you may be presently.
Within this action of movement of consciousness, moving into the beginnings of this shift, as I have stated, there is also a remembrance occurring. In this, you think of the word remembrance and you imagine that you shall hold a clear memory. Initially, you shall not. You shall experience feelings. This is an element of your experience presently. Within the beginnings of a remembrance, initially you shall be feeling.
Look to your dream activity, for you shall hold clues to the remembrance within this action of your imagery also. Pay attention to the movement of the dream mission, for as it continues it shall be instructional also.
This is a temporary situation. It shall be moved through, as you allow. The length of your time period that it continues is your choice, as you do not allow your own movement and expression. Acceptance of your own self, your own expression, your own feelings, regardless of your understanding, will be helpful.” [session 146, January 05, 1997]
DREW: “You stated, when we talked last week, that quite often what we think we believe is not actually a belief in a belief, but a belief in the concept of a belief. I’d like to know, when can we trust that what we think we believe is in fact a belief in the belief, and not a belief in the concept of the belief? (Whew!) At what point can we trust that the belief is real, and not just wishful thinking?
ELIAS: When you experience no conflict. When you experience no confusion. When you understand the belief system, and when you incorporate the actualization in reality of this belief. Those belief systems that you accept, you experience no conflict. These sometimes you view as belief systems that ‘work for you.’ You incorporate no conflict. You incorporate no confusion. You may also identify these as belief systems, but you hold no conflict. Others you do not comply with, but you accept and recognize as belief systems and hold no conflict, and when presented with the belief system in any, any, underline, aspect, will hold no conflict. This is an acceptance. This you may trust.
DREW: Then can you address those belief systems that we have which create conflict in our lives?
ELIAS: (Humorously) Our time frame presently is what? (Laughter) We shall be numbering for hours within this particular session if I am expressing of those belief systems which are causing you conflict! Many of your belief systems are causing you conflict, for you may accept or think you accept part of a belief system, but only within certain guidelines and certain applications. You may allow certain belief systems for others, and you may not allow for yourself. You may allow certain belief systems for self, and not allow for others. Your belief systems are quite intricate. They are also quite creative and extensive, and have many variations. When you hold no conflict at all, you shall have accepted a belief system. When you hold no doubt in any aspect, you shall have accepted a belief system.
You may express to yourselves repeatedly that you accept the concept that you create your reality. You will also accept this limitedly, for you shall find areas and aspects of your reality that you do not accept that you create. Every moment of your existence within physical focus, within any focus, you create. Every experience that you experience, you create.
These are concepts. You accept the concept; as within your religious-focus, for many centuries you accepted the concept of your father god. You did not accept the reality, although it is not a reality, but you accepted the concept. You do not accept the reality of this concept, which is a reality!
You do not accept many realities that are truth, for you do not understand. As I have stated previously, truth within your focus is inconsequential. Your belief systems are consequential. You do not rule your lives by truth, although you think you do! But I shall venture to express that I know not any individual that rules their life and their focus by color vibration! I know not any individual physically focused that directs the entirety of their life within the truth of tone! These are truths. They are, within physical focus, inconsequential. Your belief systems are your gauge. Your belief systems, once again, are not bad; are not wrong. They are.
DREW: What if they’re destructive?
ELIAS: They are not destructive. It is your perception that you believe they are destructive; for within the moment, you do not see the entirety of the probabilities that you move into. Therefore, you may view certain experiences based on certain belief systems as destructive, but all experiences are a movement through probabilities and are not negative, and are not destructive, and are purposeful. It is your perception that they are destructive or negative; this being why you draw yourself to this forum; to understand and widen this perception, and engage your periphery. In this, you may learn to see more of your picture within your probabilities, as opposed to only each individual probability as you choose it; for within itself, one probability is only one probability; a small piece of the entirety of the puzzle.” [session 147, January 12, 1997]
ELIAS: “You speak within physical focus of goals. You set goals for yourselves which you attempt to attain, and you are disappointed many times, for you do not materialize what you focus upon within your goals. You set time frameworks for yourselves to be accomplishing these goals, and you become distressed with yourselves as you do not accomplish successfully. You look to many different teachers which express to you to be affirming to yourselves positive thinking, and that in this, if you are concentrating singularly enough, you shall materialize what you want. I have expressed previously that you manifest what you concentrate upon, although this becomes misinterpreted; for it is unnecessary to be continually concentrating upon one specific area. Many times you defeat yourselves in this very manner.
Let us also look momentarily to your history in regard to your shift; for all of these elements are to be considered within this present now, as you wish to be manifesting your wants.
As you are moving into your shift in consciousness presently, you are also dealing with and moving through many, many established belief systems. Throughout this present century you have, en masse and individually, been attacking these belief systems. You have created world wars to be attacking and breaking down the established, held belief systems. You are moving out of your religious element and time period into a new time of consciousness.
Within many of your mass events, such as your wars and many conflicts, religion plays a very strong role. It is correct that religion has played a strong role throughout history within warring events, but presently within this century you war against the religious-focuses in general; not to be converting other individuals to a religious thought process, but to be eliminating the thought process of religious ideas; for within you intuitively, you recognize the movement in consciousness away from this element into a new birth and a new area of consciousness within your physical focus. This is relevant to you each individually also, for each of you holds many belief systems that you must widen and accept before you may be manifesting many of your wants.
Each of you may sit and may express quite solid physical wants within this particular focus. You may want better health. You may want more finances. You may want another house. You may want a new career. You strive towards these things, and you aim at them as goals. Then you concentrate quite singularly upon these; affirming to yourselves over and over that you shall attain this, thinking quite positively, in your terms; and you view no materialization, and you become frustrated. You individually are also battling many belief systems as you are moving into the action of this shift. Therefore, you do not automatically create differences, for your belief systems block your wants.
You may think within your thought processes that you hold no belief systems. Therefore, what may be blocking of your movement in attaining your goal? I express to you, each of you holds belief systems presently that shall be restraining you. One of the belief systems is that if you are expressing affirmations to yourselves over and over, you shall materialize what you want. You may look to yourselves, and you may see that this does not work. In some cases this may be accomplished, but there are other factors that are accomplishing the materialization of the wants within those individuals; for they set out what they desire, and they let go. They hold no expectation. Therefore, they receive what they have chosen and focused upon to be creating.
You spend much time in one sense affirming to yourselves what you desire, and also simultaneously you are reinforcing your belief systems, expressing that you may not attain this. Within yourselves, you express to your inner self that you are not worthy of what you want. You may become enlightened and you may attribute your lack of movement to belief systems of another focus. An alternate self or another focus of myself holds this belief system. Therefore, it is affecting of me. You are not victims! You create your reality. You create all of your reality. If you are accepting of self and trusting of self, you shall materialize that which you set before you to create.
This is sounding quite simple. This is truly one of your most difficult tasks, for you do not accept and trust yourselves. If you are trusting of self you may say, I choose excellent health, and you may give no more thought to this choice and it shall be, for you believe and trust that it shall. You hold no doubt. I wager to say, no individual within this forum may express that they hold no doubt! This being the area that you may practice your affirmation, but not in the manner that you are accustomed to; as you are reciting to yourself phrases over and over as a machine, hoping that within yourself eventually you shall believe yourself and your affirmation. I express to you, you may affirm anything to yourself; and then, believe this.
You, once again, shall not betray you. You are your highest expression, and you shall always look for your highest value fulfillment, and you shall accomplish this. You may express that you experience conflict; for you are striving and striving, and you are not accomplishing what you choose to be accomplishing, and your existence holds much struggling and conflict; and you may even express that you do not understand your purpose or your point. If you are allowing yourself the freedom to accept self, and to know that you have manifest to experience and that no experience is worse or better and that you are perfectly creating within every moment of your focus, you shall eliminate much of your conflict.
I have expressed this many times, although to this present now within your physical focus, you do not understand. You wish to be seeking out individuals that shall map your road for you, that shall express to you, Move this way. Accomplish this. Occupy yourself with this job. Be creative within this area, and you shall be successful. You shall be successful when you are believing in you. When you are allowing yourself to loosen your hold upon the duplicity of self, then you shall be accomplishing; but as you continue to view better and worse and you are striving and not addressing to the belief systems that you hold, you shall continue within your conflict. Do you not think that if this were not so, that throughout your ages individuals upon your planet would not have already formulated the method for complete, ultimate successfulness in every area?
You are inventive creatures. You are extremely creative. You may build machinery to explore your physical space, but you may not solve these tiny individual problems of successfulness within individuals; for no prophet or psychic may express to you a method for accomplishment, if you are not trusting of you.” [session 165, April 19, 1997]
ELIAS: “I have expressed that one of the strongest issues and belief systems that is being brought surfacely objectively, although not completely objectively as of this moment yet, is that of duplicity. This in many individuals is a very difficult idea to be wrestling with, for you do not view yourself as holding this duplicity; although it is a very strong element. Many individuals similar to yourself view themselves to be strong and trusting within self, and they hold a certain self-image which the idea of duplicity does not fit into.
Now; I express to you that your projections do not indicate encounters with another individual. They are with self; just as you also offer yourself this same information with fearful projections, as we have discussed.
Underlying the thought processes which you recognize objectively lie belief systems that are greatly affecting. There are belief systems that conflict with your direction. I have offered you that you are following within alignment of your intent, but you experience conflict for you hold belief systems that are conflicting with your direction. In this, you may view these to be subconscious. I suggest to you that these are held within subjective areas of consciousness, for you do not allow yourself to view these objectively; one being that creativity does not work hand in hand with affluence. This is a belief system. It is not a truth. You may be manifesting very creatively, and you may also be reaping monetary benefits from this creativity. Along with this same belief system is the belief system that you must be denying of self.
There are in actuality many belief systems which are influencing of your reality presently; one being that struggling creates worth within your endeavor. Be remembering, these are all belief systems: ‘True creativity should be expressed within the purity of its form without expectation of gain.’ ‘You should be singularly focused and not distracted within your attainment of your goals.’ ‘Spirituality and physical acknowledgment are opposite.’ ‘Pursuit of higher self and earthly pleasures are not in concert.’ You begin to see that there are many issues at work simultaneously.
You are correct that you are experiencing the same type of movement as Lawrence [Vicki] and Michael [Mary] and many others presently, subjectively. You are allowing more subjective bleed-through, and you are allowing yourself objectively to be addressing to belief systems. You may not address belief systems if you are unaware of these belief systems. Therefore, within your intent and your desire you create situations, occurrences, events, feelings, to illustrate the existing belief systems to yourself. Therefore, you may address these belief systems, for you may identify them.
I have expressed many times within our sessions that you are your highest expression within the present now, within the manifestation that you recognize. Therefore, there is no restriction.
Belief systems dictate to you that you must be sacrificing of some elements to be accomplishing of other elements. You must be concentrated and serious. I express to you, you have created this manifestation. You have created this reality within this dimension for this experience physically, mentally, emotionally. There is no thing which is wrong, within the experience of it all.
Many religions, and also more forcefully Eastern religions, are quite denying of the flesh. This is ludicrous within your creation! You have created this reality for the experiences that you may attain within all of this physical manifestation. Those ideas which are contrary to this are belief systems and distortions. I am understanding that you, as many other individuals, may view yourselves to have no affiliation to religious belief systems, but this is an underlying set of belief systems which is reinforced through mass consciousness.
Remember also, you are not singularly you. All of your focuses are simultaneous to you. Therefore, within many other focuses, you do align and affiliate yourself to religious belief systems which are established; which are affecting underneath, within belief systems, within this focus. Individuals may not hold upbringing, so to speak, within strict religious guidelines. Your society dictates these to you regardless.
DREW: Well, let me ask you about the case of a friend of mine who was recently arrested for sexual behavior that society deems inappropriate. He was actually exposing himself, and got arrested for it. Now, there are those who would say that this was not an act of sexual expression, but a symptom of other things that were going on with him. It is possible to find yourself, as he did, in serious trouble, what we would consider serious trouble objectively. So at what point do you decide that your impulses are inappropriate or counter-productive? If you find yourself engaging in activity that can lead to what we would consider trouble, do you address it and try to stop it? Or do you just say, ‘Well, it’s just experience and everything is okay, and if it leads to arrest and prison or whatever may come of it that’s okay, because it’s just experience.’ It seems to me that there is some practical side of this that has to be considered when you take into account the difference between what I call theory and practice. The theory is, ‘Yes, everything is okay. There is no good and bad.’ But in objective reality, in practice, there are, it seems to me, certain behaviors that could be counter-productive, or not the best behaviors to engage in because of mass belief systems.
ELIAS: This may move in many directions. Initially of course, I may express to you that you may choose as an individual to engage these probabilities for the experience, but I am well aware of your direction in thought. I have expressed to this type of issue previously with other individuals also.
You have objectively created collectively a reality which you deem to be official and acceptable. Therefore, if you are choosing to be within alignment of this reality that you all collectively have created, you have established objective boundaries and guidelines within which you are expected, and you hold expectations of self, to be functioning within. This also is a choice. Now; if you are choosing to be functioning within the officially accepted guidelines of the reality that the collective has established, this is quite acceptable. You have created your reality in this way. In this, to more efficiently be functioning within this reality and also be acknowledging of self, you must look to alternatives. Think to your choices; this being why it is necessary to be addressing to belief systems, and identifying those belief systems which do not serve you; for within the continued practice or allowance of influence of these belief systems which hold strongly which do not serve you, they impede your movement and create conflict.
Let us view the scenario of your friend. This individual may choose the action which has been implemented, and these probabilities which are then implemented may be and are this individual’s choice. Let us view hypothetically that this individual chooses a different course within probabilities to be actualizing within this reality; for this individual actualizes different probabilities within another reality, but the reality that concerns you is the one that your attention is focused within, which is this one. Therefore, this individual may have looked to the unacknowledged impulses which were objectively becoming noticed, and may have chosen to be attending to the belief systems attached to these.
You all are taught to be denying impulses. This creates conflict in many areas. Within some individuals, the conflict becomes more extreme, depending upon the blocking of impulses. You are taught not only within your religious belief systems that impulses are bad, but also scientifically. They are animal instincts. They are base and they are unacceptable. Therefore, you automatically deny your natural impulses. As you continue to allow these belief systems to be influencing and you continue to be denying of self and self-expression, energy will be expressed. It will choose a way to express itself. Therefore, it shall find an outlet. Be that acceptable or not, and dependent upon the intensity of the blocking of these impulses, some individuals may create unacceptable behavior; as I have expressed to James [Tom], who manifests geysers within the blocking of impulses.
The individual may have chosen to be addressing the belief system of duplicity and identifying that natural functions of their physical form are acceptable, and in this may have allowed themselves the opportunity to release stored tension and manifest different circumstances; but as the individual does not address to the belief systems and does not acknowledge the oneness of self and also that there is no wrong within self, activity occurs which is unacceptable. Unacceptable expressions are expressed; not for the reason that the individual views that there is no wrong, but for the reason that the individual views very wrong, but cannot deny the energy which is natural to self. Therefore, actions and events sometimes occur within these individuals.
Be remembering also that these are choices. Individuals that create this type of action choose to be creating this type of action. There are many reasons why individuals choose unacceptable behavior within your established, official reality. Some choose to be manifesting extreme situations for their attention; for they shall not address to their belief systems until they have manifest extremely, for the belief systems are extreme. Therefore, they feel they must match the belief system within intensity within extreme events, and this shall attain their attention. This is not always the situation, for there are many reasons why individuals choose behavior that you deem unacceptable.
As to yourself, you present yourself here. Therefore, you offer yourself the opportunity to be viewing these belief systems, to be acknowledging of these belief systems, and to be learning of self and the acceptability of self. Regardless, as I have stated, of established, viewed religious belief systems, there is an underlying subculture within all cultures of religious belief systems, and your scientific belief systems are also reinforcing of many of these; all of which point the individual in the direction of viewing self as untrustworthy and flawed. You are not flawed! All that you manifest within yourself is exquisite creativity and quite aesthetic expression. You only believe that elements of your expression are unacceptable, for many reasons. They are distracting. They are diverting. They are time-consuming. They are ‘in the way.’ And have I not expressed to you all, fun is ultimately important? If it is not fun, disengage! For it is unnecessary for you to be driving within self, and not appreciating of self and enjoying self within your existence.
Many individuals within your metaphysical belief systems express that this manifestation upon this planet, which they term your Earth plane, is a learning experience; a practice. You are enrolled in your ‘Earth plane school.’ I have expressed already to you that this is incorrect; although do not look to redemption within other areas of consciousness, for they are the same ... although they are different. They are different countries, but you remain you.
You may choose to locate yourself within this area presently, and you may futurely choose to move your location of existence upon your planet to another country; to which you shall adjust and learn a new language and adapt to a new culture and a new lifestyle, but you shall continue to be you. In this same manner, as you move into other areas of consciousness, you move to another country within consciousness. You may learn new ways of existence and new language, but you continue to be you. Therefore, this existence is equal in importance. It is no less. It is no lower.
It is important that you identify those elements which create conflict, which are belief systems, and address to these; for they shall not retreat, for you have chosen to be addressing to these. If you had not chosen, you would not be here and I would not be speaking with you. Therefore, your choice continues; and in this you continue to objectively provide yourself with events and feelings and circumstances that draw your attention to address these belief systems and be eliminating of your conflict. There is no element of your physical human form and function that is unacceptable. It is a wondrous creation! There is no reason for lack of indulgence of self.
DREW: Except where it may cause conflict with mass belief systems and lead us into trouble. Are there any other belief systems I hold along these lines that you can make me aware of? That would be helpful.
ELIAS: Presently, these of which I have expressed, which are many, are the most pressing.
DREW: Some, if not all, go back quite a ways in my life.
DREW: Where do these come from?
ELIAS: As I have expressed, you hold, as all individuals hold, carry-over, so to speak, belief systems of other focuses which are reinforcing; but within each focus, you also acquire belief systems from birth. You are taught continuously of all of these belief systems. It is not limited to your family and your parents. All around you is reinforcing of all of these belief systems. You are not even aware that you are being taught these belief systems as it is occurring. Within this present now, individuals are taught belief systems regardless of their family structure, for you engage mass communication within this now. You do not realize that as children, your mass communication of televisions and computers and radio are a constant influence. You may not even hold an awareness of listening! But you absorb, regardless.
You have created magnificent manifestations within this dimension. They are capable of much more than you acknowledge to yourselves. Even within the extremes of your sciences, they do not understand the infinite possibilities that you possess within a single manifestation upon this planet.
Therefore, you have acquired belief systems within many areas. This begins, as I have stated, at very small ages, and continues to be reinforced over and over again. At midpoint, to your way of thinking, within your focus, you choose to stop; but you not only hold many of your objective years within time period of reinforced belief systems, but you also hold other focuses simultaneous which reinforce these very same belief systems; this being the reason why I emphasize so very strongly how difficult it is to be accepting of belief systems; this being why individuals shall experience trauma within your shift; this being why I express the importance of you and these other individuals within our forum to be addressing to belief systems and widening your awareness to be helpful within this action; for you yourself shall become aware of the difficulty in addressing and accepting belief systems as you begin to accomplish this, and in this you shall know of which I speak, with regard to trauma within other individuals.
I am quite understanding that within this present now to this point, you must necessarily be focusing upon self first. Your movement is occurring much more swiftly and therefore appears to be more intense, and at times may be very confusing; as in comparison to other individuals within this forum who have held the benefit of moving more slowly with this essence, concentrating upon self and learning to be recognizing and acknowledging of self before moving into expansion and addressing concentration of the shift.
These individuals have had the benefit of being nursed along. It is a process. You have chosen though, within yourself, to be moving swiftly, and have been accomplishing quite well. I am understanding that this is not much consolation, although you would not be experiencing this conflict and this weariness had you not chosen to be moving so swiftly. You have overwhelmed yourself within subjective activity. Therefore, within confusion, you feel weary. This, within your terms, may be deemed quite normal. These belief systems of which I have outlined to you are difficult belief systems to be addressing. Several individuals within our forum address to similar belief systems, and you may find within exchange that they are quite understanding of the difficulty in accepting of these belief systems.
Duplicity of self is monumental, for it is reinforced all about you in every area. Even your psychology within your modern days, which acknowledges the worth of self, so to speak, also acknowledges that impulses are unacceptable.
Impulses are your language to you. They are intimately a function of self. They are also regarded as suspect. Therefore, they are very often denied. Much less conflict would be experienced if individuals may learn simply to be acknowledging of impulses and to be following of these naturally without allowing a build-up within energy, which creates a distorted effect upon projection eventually.
DREW: Is it possible that any of these natural impulses would carry you into what would be considered unacceptable behavior?
ELIAS: Not if they are not denied continuously.
DREW: So unacceptable behavior is a distortion of natural impulses?
ELIAS: Within many cases.
DREW: So it’s not probable that what we would call an unacceptable impulse would be the result of a natural impulse? Because if that were the case, then how would we deny that?
ELIAS: You have moved to the situation presently where impulses have already been denied and blocked. Therefore, the expression presently is distorted from the original; this being the reason that you must be addressing to belief systems, and allowing yourself acceptable outlets for energy expression while addressing to these belief systems, and also learning to be acknowledging of present impulses; that you may not be continuing this pattern of blocking and therefore having to divert energy into other areas creatively to be releasing of this energy within acceptable guidelines, to your way of thinking.
DREW: Now that you’ve addressed some of those belief systems, it’s my job to try to recognize them within myself. Is that then enough, or do I then attempt to replace them, or what?
ELIAS: You do not replace them. Initially, you recognize. Initially, you identify and you recognize; and each time that you experience, you recognize the belief system which is influencing of the experience. These may be small or large within your definition, but you must be initially watchful to be identifying of each moment that you allow yourself to be engaging and reinforcing these belief systems. Subsequently, as you have sufficiently identified to yourself and recognize the effect of these belief systems, you do not replace them. You acknowledge and accept that this is a belief system; it is not a truth; it does not hold ultimate power of you; that within different perception, this belief system is invalid. Therefore, it is merely a belief system. It does not dictate to you. You hold the power within you to direct your energy within free will, not subject to the belief system. You may continue to hold a belief system. Within acceptance of the belief system, it holds no more power. You are not its victim.
DREW: And then my direction of energy would not be in alignment with some other belief system, but would just be open to whatever probability I choose?
ELIAS: You may be inserting other belief systems. This is possible; but as I have stated, all of your actions within physical focus are filtered through belief systems. Some belief systems adequately serve you. Some do not. Some belief systems create conflict. In this, these belief systems must be addressed, acknowledged, and accepted; therefore diffusing their power and influence upon you. You may not replace, in your terms, a belief system which does not serve you with another belief system. You may continue to hold the present belief system, but within acceptance. Therefore, it is rendered ineffective, and allows you the freedom to move outside of this within action.” [session 168, April 28, 1997]
VICKI: “I have another question. The genetic coding ... I would imagine that the manifestation physically of any element that’s in alignment with the genetic coding would also be a choice, but it also seems that this is a very influencing factor within physical focus. So I guess my question is, is this a mass belief system, this alignment with genetic coding, that is stronger than other mass belief systems? Does that make sense?
ELIAS: You have developed mass belief systems around the situation of genetic coding. Your physical manifestation is not a belief system. Your physical body is not a belief system. It is a creation of essence into a given physical reality within a particular dimension. This is, within each dimension, an agreement of form directed by the particular essence families which are connected to that particular physical dimension. In this, within your choice and agreement of physical manifestation, the manifestation itself is not a belief system. It is a manifestation agreed upon in essence of energy form, within what you term to be matter. Therefore, how you design your lungs or heart or nervous system or brain or genes or chromosomes, or whatever terms you put to these physical elements, are agreed-upon manifestations to be physically produced. They are projections of essence ... quite complex and efficient projections of essence! In this, you have created encoded elements within your physical manifestation which your subjective consciousness directs.” [session 173, May 11, 1997]
– Belief Systems in Relation to Your Shift –
ELIAS: “All of you are aware of the shift in consciousness which is presently occurring. You are engaged in consciousness within this action and lending energy to this. It is all well and good to be idealistically looking to yourselves and your future with regard to your shift, expressing to yourselves and one another how lovely and peaceful and wonderful your shift may be, but in actuality there are also practicalities that accompany this action. You are moving through belief systems which you have carried through many focuses to this present now, and these are not so easily dismissed. It also, as you view presently, is not so easily accomplished, interacting with other individuals and their belief systems.
Individuals knowing of this global shift in consciousness may be excitedly wishing to be helpful to all other individuals in offering information and lending energy, but are also faced with their own belief systems when confronted with the belief systems of other individuals. This poses confusion and conflict. Even amongst yourselves ... those of you that agree upon concepts and ideals ... you may encounter your own belief systems which clash with other individuals’ belief systems. I express to you all that the purpose of your shift is not to be eliminating your belief systems, but to be accepting of your belief systems and also those of all other individuals upon your planet.
Within physical focus, you have designed this reality with belief systems. Therefore, even within your shift in consciousness you shall be holding belief systems, although you shall recognize these as belief systems and you shall be accepting of them. Therefore, they shall not hold the power that they hold presently. Our absolute key word within the action of the shift is acceptance; acceptance of self, of belief systems, and of all other individuals. This is much more difficult than you may initially perceive, for in order to be accepting of belief systems and other individuals within their belief systems, you must also be trusting of self.
This moves us into areas of practicality once again, in which you experience confusion and conflict in wanting to be trusting of self, but also questioning when that trusting of self is called into question within interaction of other individuals, for you are trusting of other individuals’ impressions and impulses and intuition. Therefore, you wish not to be discounting of these elements, but you also wish not to be discounting of your own, which may not appear to be in harmony. As you all well know, it is not quite so difficult to be trusting of self singularly; but as you are interacting with other individuals, here you present yourselves with confusion.
This is the reason for the importance of examining belief systems, recognizing within you your own belief systems and their weight, for some belief systems are heavier than others. Some you hold more strongly than others. In this, you also fight more diligently in defense of these belief systems. This shall be your initial indication. As you approach another individual and you are faced with the belief systems of another individual to which you disagree, examine self first before your response. Be remembering that the movement of the shift is not to be converting other individuals to your belief systems. This action of the shift encompasses all belief systems; all individuals upon your planet. Therefore, the acceptance of all belief systems is of utmost importance, for you accomplish no differently if you are holding judgment upon other individuals for the creation of their belief systems than they do with you.
The more vehemently you are expressing to another individual the rightness of your stance, the more you are indicating to yourself the intensity of the belief system that you hold. If accepting any given belief system, it is no longer important to you to be converting another individual to your thought process, for you accept their reality; for belief systems are an element of this physical reality. Therefore, each belief that each individual holds is real. It is not merely in your terms reality for this one individual. It is reality, for you are all connected. Therefore, it is your reality also. You may exceedingly disagree with another individual’s creation of their reality, but this is your reality also; for you are a part of them, and they are a part of you.
This brings us to the furthering of the issue of duplicity, which extends farther than only your individual selves. These are all elements that must be addressed in the effort to be furthering the action of your shift. You hold duplicity within self, which you understand. What you forget is that you are interconnected with all other consciousness. Therefore, as you find yourself within disagreement or judgment of another individual, you are also exhibiting duplicity of self within a larger range; for there is no separation. (Pause)
There are many elements to the movement of this shift within consciousness. It shall be a tremendous endeavor to be undertaking. It is requiring of tremendous energy within consciousness to be changing and moving the energy away from the established belief systems and the prophesied events into what you view as a positive motion which shall not be destructive. You do hold the power and the ability to accomplish this. (Pause)
These elements, as I have stated, require trustfulness of self. Many individuals believe ... mark this word! ... that they are trusting of self, when in actuality they are not quite trusting of self. Within your mundane everyday life, you encounter many conflicts and many confusions which arise as a lack of trust of self. Even those which have proven to themselves many times that they may genuinely trust in self slide into doubtfulness, for this duplicity is extremely strong within your belief systems.
Be remembering that this shift in consciousness has never occurred upon your planet within this dimension within your reality before. Therefore, all of your focuses which are occurring simultaneously presently are inundated with the belief systems that you have created within this reality. Therefore, they lend energy to this focus that you presently are aware of in reinforcement of these belief systems, making this action of this movement in consciousness even more difficult; but just as your religious era gained momentum and moved in what you view to be a forward motion and was accomplished quite efficiently, so also will this shift within consciousness. (Pause)
It would be quite marvelous had I a cosmic magic wand that I may wave above you all and touch to your heads and express, ‘Acceptance of all elements of belief systems immediately!’ (Grinning) This is not how you have created your reality, which is wondrous in itself. Therefore, you must allow yourself an awareness. You must open your ears and your consciousness to all of these elements that are occurring about you, which you view daily and recognize.
Recognition is not enough. Everyone upon your planet presently recognizes that there are differences within your time period presently, that there are unusual movements, that there are differences in thought processes, that there is an acceptance of more unofficial information than there has been allowed previously; but a recognition alone, as I have stated, is not enough. Movement is also required; this being the lending of energy to be helpful within this shift. You each, having information, experience difficulty in accepting belief systems and movement within the furthering of this shift. Think to yourselves of those individuals that do not offer themselves information as of yet, for you are their messengers.
I have expressed that individuals globally shall experience trauma within the action of this shift. You yourselves experience bleed-throughs of subjective consciousness which may be confusing to you initially. You learn to identify these subjective bleed-throughs and understand that these are elements of self. Individuals who hold no objective knowledge of subjective consciousness merely develop a new belief system that they are experiencing insanity, for they also shall experience the same elements that you experience. They only do not hold explanation for these experiences; this being why there are individuals who have drawn themselves to information, to be helpful to other individuals within consciousness and within furthering this shift.” [session 178, May 31, 1997]
FRANK: “Elias, can you give us a way or a recommendation to better accept our beliefs? Is there a better way to do this, or a more efficient way than the Sumari way, than the way we’ve been introduced to? Or just any way, as long as we realize what our beliefs are.
ELIAS: (Grinning) You are so very fond of ‘methods!’ (Laughter) In this, you may choose whichever method is the most efficient for yourself. The objective is to be accepting. It matters not which direction you choose to be objectifying of this action. As I have stated to you this day, if you are accepting of self first, you also shall incorporate a natural byproduct of acceptance of all others.
Therefore, as you view that stirring within you, as you look to your belief systems and you look to another individual and their belief systems and you recognize the lack of acceptance within yourself of another individuals’ ‘method,’ look to yourself for the mirror action that you hold which creates the belief system, which creates, as its natural byproduct, intolerance. As you question yourselves within interaction of each other, each time another interacts with you and you respond within your belief systems in what you believe to be negative – although there is no negative – this is your indication that you hold a belief system which is not accepted.
As I have expressed to you, to this present now your method has been efficient, for this is the area that you needed to be experiencing initially before you may be understanding of the reality of acceptance of belief systems. Therefore, to this present now, you exchange belief systems. You choose this belief system over this belief system. You exchange and rearrange belief systems. This has been a reinforcement to you of the reality of these belief systems. The reality of the belief systems is established. It is not within question any longer. You recognize the reality. You accept the reality. You do not accept the belief system; only its reality within existence. This has been efficient to you.
You now expand your understanding, and in this expansion of understanding – not in evolution, but within an expanded awareness of self – you now move to the area that you may understand and move on to your next step, in your terms; which is to be altering your reality by accepting the belief systems, therefore also allowing yourself to be opening to the mergence of subjective consciousness to objective awareness, and in this accomplishing your shift.” [session 185, June 21, 1997]
BOB: “Elias, in our Christian cultures, the character of Satan or the devil is very strong and powerful. To what extent is that an actualized, realized character, as opposed to someone we’ve created through our belief systems?
ELIAS: There is no entity or essence which may be classified as evil, for there is no evil. Within your belief systems and within your physical manifestations and your forgetfulness, you create fear. Within your creations of fear, you objectify this at times quite effectively! You may in actuality materialize and animate a reality of a form which may be manipulated physically. This is a projection of your own energy. This also shall be suggesting to you, contrarily, of your tremendous magnificence in your creative ability! (Grinning, and we all laugh) Within physical focus, you may actually physically project an emotion and allow this physical form that may manipulate freely, although you are directing of this movement. Quite effective! You may also be creating of what you objectify as angels, for they also are projections.
BOB: As opposed to actual entities?
ELIAS: Quite! There is no – underline once again – NO separation within consciousness. There is NO higher plane. There are no planes! There is no distinction. You do not hold masters, for you are masters! There is no greater or lesser entity or essence or consciousness, for all of consciousness is consciousness, and there is no differentiation or distinction, other than its choice in differences of energy manifestation.” [session 186, June 22, 1997]
ELIAS: “As you understand more of self and essence and the action of manifestation and all of your focuses, and you also understand more of the reality of belief systems, you shall also become more understanding and tolerant of the relationships that you create, realizing that you create your reality. Every moment of your reality, objective and subjective, you are creating within every moment. Therefore, as you begin to objectively understand these actions and incorporate this as reality, not only as concept, this shall also be influencing to be altering your perception of your experience.
... Within the beginnings, so to speak, of our sessions, I was offering to the individuals within that forum an exercise, to be not only noting but to physically be writing down every moment that they were invalidating of self or responding within a belief system. You may be responding in what you term to be positive or negative. It matters not. But as you recognize each response, you also may offer yourself information in how you align with belief systems; for you may be responding to an individual which may comment to you that their parent has disengaged physical focus. Their parent has died, and your immediate response within your belief systems may be to be expressing, ‘Oh, I am so very sorry.’ Why??? (Laughter) No negativity has occurred with this individual. This individual has chosen intentionally to be disengaging physical focus. This individual moves to the area of transition and offers themselves more choices. Therefore, why shall you be sorry?
This is a belief system. It is an automatic response, which you do continuously! You may recognize in your response, which you do not view to be negative ... you are being consoling and concerned! But you may recognize in this response that you are also aligning with a mass belief system, and in this you are lending energy to the perpetuation of this mass belief system. You are also reinforcing your own belief system of negative elements attached to the action of death and lending energy to your own belief systems of fearfulness, within one consoling statement.
NORMA: But then you’re talking about denying feeling, about not accepting feelings, because that’s part of the feeling! Like someone leaves this focus, and then you miss that person. It’s not like, ‘Well, I understand that he went because he wanted to.’ But I miss him anyway! So what about that?
ELIAS: This is quite real! I am not ... NOT ... expressing to you to be denying of any of your feelings, any of your emotions, any of your thoughts! I am merely expressing to you to be recognizing the framework which those thoughts and feelings are being expressed within. This is not to say that these are wrong expressions, for there is no wrong. This is not to express to you to deny yourself, for this is your reality! This is not to express to you that you may not offer consolation, within genuine reality in feelings, to another individual. Merely recognize that this expression stems from a belief system.
NORMA: The expression of feelings? The expression of what?
MARCOS: When you say, ‘I’m sorry.’ You know, the first thing you say when somebody is dead is, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry.’
NORMA: But because you feel it! I’m not talking about you telling me about what I feel. Even if I don’t express ‘I’m sorry,’ I feel that! It’s not like I want you to know that I’m sorry. No. It’s like something internal, you know? I don’t carry the people’s beliefs in my sadness or being nice, but I feel internally, you know? And even though I understand and accept that this person decided to leave because they’ve seen a better world or whatever, I still feel sorry about it. And it’s not a question of saying it. I don’t care if the people believe it or not. I don’t care if they come and tell me, ‘Oh, poor little Norma.’ No. It’s what I feel, and that’s something that even though I can accept it because I see that these people are very well in some other place, I still feel sorry for myself, you know?
NORMA: And that’s not something which was expressed to me or that they said, ‘If a person dies, you should feel sorry,’ because maybe my husband dies and I don’t feel sorry about that, you know? They say, ‘You should feel sorry because your husband died or because your mother died.’ Even when people say, ‘When the mother dies, the daughter must feel sorry,’ I don’t feel sorry, maybe. I don’t know.
ELIAS: I am quite understanding of your expression. Attempt to be understanding of what I am offering to you. The entirety of your reality is filtered through belief systems. It matters not that it has been objectively expressed to you. You may not experience, throughout the entirety of one focus, the actual verbal words telling you that you ‘should’ feel this way or that way. You automatically, within your choices of alignment of belief systems, do feel. This particular dimension is quite focused within the experiencing of emotion. Therefore, it is intimately involved in all that you create. In this, your emotions are also influenced by your belief systems. These belief systems, as I have stated, may be also bleed-throughs of your other focuses.
You may not have been objectively taught ... although I express to you that you have been ... that you must be expressing within certain manners. You may still express within this framework, for you align with the mass belief systems. Let me express to you that many individuals do not hold objectively what they term to be any religious involvement throughout the entirety of their focus. They may express to you that they have never, in their terms, been to a religious establishment, and that their parents have never discussed religion of any type with them. You shall still hold religious belief systems, for your culture is based upon religious belief systems. Therefore, it bleeds through into your consciousness, and you are accepting of this. Your culture expresses to you, ‘You may not murder another individual. This is wrong.’ This is a direct response to religious belief systems.
You may not interact with another individual expressing to you that when your mother disengages physical focus, you must be sad. You may automatically, genuinely feel sad. This is a reality. This is also a filtering through belief systems. You do not always hold objective awareness or identification of what these belief systems are, but they exist for they are your reality. You may respond quite differently and your husband may expire and you may not be sad, which shall also be influenced by a belief system; for if you are not sad at the disengagement of an individual, you must have been not very pleased with this individual! (Laughter) And if you are sad, you must be quite attached to this individual and missing them, for you believe–key word!–that you have disengaged interaction with them. If you understood that there is no separation, your emotion would not be affected; but this also is for your experience, for this dimension incorporates emotional experiences. Therefore, it is not wrong or right within your response. It merely is your response, and it is valid, and it is reality.
(Firmly) I do not express to you to be denying of this reality but to be accepting of this reality, only noticing the belief systems which are influencing of these expressions; not holding judgment upon the belief systems, but allowing yourself the opportunity to identify the affectingness of the belief systems. For within the action of your shift, you shall not be accomplishing your shift in consciousness if you are not identifying belief systems initially and accepting their existence. You may not accept a belief system if you do not identify that it exists! The object of the shift is to be accepting of belief systems. (Turning and staring directly at Vic) I am understanding you are quite enjoying of this action! (Laughter)
This action of acceptance of belief systems you shall be finding very difficult, but you may not engage the action of acceptance at all if you have not allowed yourself the awareness that belief systems exist, and that they are influencing of every aspect of your reality, and all of your reality is filtered through your belief systems. This is not to say you may not experience at times – not often – actions or responses that are outside of your belief systems, for you may. You may experience infrequently the objectification of certain actions which are subjective bleed-throughs which are not directly influenced or filtered through your belief systems, although within another respect they are influenced by the belief systems of the mass consciousness; for if the mass consciousness in its entirety does not hold a belief system of the possibility to be accomplishing an action, it shall not be accomplished. It shall be blocked.
If the mass, entirely, of consciousness is not accepting of the possibility of the materialization of extraterrestrials, you shall not, any of you, materialize an extraterrestrial! You may not hold a belief system which acknowledges this extraterrestrial and you may encounter this action, for energy is lent to its objectification through the mass. Therefore, within your particular creation of this action, you may not necessarily be objectifying filtering through your own belief systems within that particular focus. You may pulling an experience to be speaking to you which is outside of the confines of your own belief systems, but it is filtered through the belief systems of the mass which you are also connected to.
Therefore, I express to you that although you may pull experiences to you which reach outside of your individual belief systems, no thing is objectified within your reality which is not within the confines of belief systems, for they are influenced also by the mass.” [session 187, June 28, 1997]
ELIAS: “To your objective awareness presently, you have presented yourself with the idea that belief systems exist. You accept the idea that they are existing ‘sometimes,’ as you are ‘sometimes’ accepting the idea that you create your reality ... when it is convenient! (Laughter) In this, you have been teaching yourselves to be altering belief systems or exchanging belief systems or changing belief systems or ‘playing’ with belief systems ... which in actuality is what you are doing, playing with belief systems, for you know not what else to be doing with these belief systems! (Laughter) Now that you partially incorporate the acceptance of the idea of the possibility of the existence of belief systems, you enter your next phase, which you view to be quite impossible to be accomplishing ... although you may be accomplishing! You will be accomplishing!
As you approach a belief system and you look to its affectingness, initially you are objectively attempting to not be allowing this belief system to be controlling of your behavior. Initially, this is sufficient within this present now, for you have not reached the point within this present now that you may actualize complete acceptance of a belief system; but you begin. In this, you may be behaving contrary to the belief system. Recognition of the identification of each belief system is quite important. In many aspects, you do not offer yourselves even the recognition of the belief system. Once you have recognized the belief system, in a moving towards acceptance of the belief system you must be objectively concentrating to be allowing an interaction and mergence of subjective and objective awarenesses. In this, you must be releasing your stubbornness to be holding to these belief systems.
The largest belief system, which is held within mass and affecting of all of your other belief systems, is that one which is expressed of right and wrong; for you incorporate thought processes and feelings, and believe they are right. You incorporate action that you believe is wrong, or you interact with other individuals and you believe you are right and they are wrong! This is influencing in many more areas than you allow yourself to view presently. It enters into all of your reality. You dress in certain manners, for it is right. You do not walk about your society with no clothing, for it is wrong. You speak in certain manners to each other and to yourself, for you believe this to be right. You eat in ‘right’ manners.
You do not place your food substances upon your ground and consume this in the fashion of a hog, for you believe there are right methods and wrong methods for everything! You do not wear your left shoe upon your right foot, for this is wrong! Within these very small examples, you may see how this belief system enters into every activity and thought and feeling within the entirety of your focus. This shall be the most influencing belief system and the most difficult belief system to be accepting; but you may, in very small increments, be allowing yourself to be attempting, and in this you begin with recognizing.
Acceptance is a neutralization of the energy which is expelled within belief systems. This energy is expelled within individuals and within mass. You must understand that these belief systems that you hold, hold energy of their own.” [session 188, June 29, 1997]
TIM: “I’ve heard all about this new thing that Dad or David said, something about you saying that if you think something can be in physical form, if you really believe it, that it could be created, or something like that.
TIM: How can you get yourself to believe that?
(Vic’s note: good question!)
ELIAS: This is quite difficult, although you are moving into the action of your shift and you shall be presenting yourselves with more information, and also with objective imagery and bleed-throughs that shall validate your abilities and shall lessen your hold within your belief systems. You hold to belief systems very, very strongly.
Therefore, you may think and think and think, ‘I am concentrating on materializing a brand-new red vehicle,’ and I suggest to you that a brand-new red vehicle shall not appear before your vision, for you truly do not believe that you may accomplish this act; although you may, but your belief systems block the materialization.
Within your time framework futurely, you shall be manipulating within your objective physical focuses in these manners, for you shall not be blocking your abilities with your belief systems and you shall recognize that you may accomplish any action that you choose to be accomplishing. It is merely a question of allowance and non-restriction within your belief systems.
TIM: Is there like a state of mind that you could get to in order to get past this block that blocks your belief system?
ELIAS: It is not necessarily a state of mind, but a state of reality in acceptance of belief systems. As you attempt to eliminate belief systems and you direct your thought processes in this manner, you serve merely to reinforce the existing belief systems; for you may not eliminate belief systems within physical focus, but you may be accepting of their reality, and in the acceptance of the reality of the belief systems, you may neutralize their power, and in this you may also allow more freedom within your own abilities.
I may express to you that you may be attempting to move in this direction, in practicing in allowing bleed-throughs in any area without fearfulness, for there is no thing within consciousness to be fearful of; and if you are allowing bleed-through activity, this shall validate to you that there is more beyond merely what you view, and as you validate yourself more and more within these areas, you may also experiment with your own abilities, and this shall be validating to you also. But within your belief systems, I express the likelihood of very small, little steps initially, for you may not be wishing to be overwhelming yourself all at once as does Michael [Mary] at time periods!
DENNIS: ... The question is: I think for some people, and this is just basic, the thought that there is no right or there is no wrong – the concept of someone taking another person’s life – that this is something, according to the conversations I’ve had with Mylo [David], this is something that was chosen for the experience. It’s hard for some people to grasp the concept that there is no good, there is no bad, there is no right, there is no wrong. Can you expand on that idea and what that means?
ELIAS: WITHIN ESSENCE, there is no right and wrong; there is no good and evil. Within consciousness, these do not exist. You create everything within essence for the experience, in the action of becoming and exploring consciousness. I express these concepts to you that you may allow yourselves the opportunity to widen your awareness and allow yourself an expanded view of your reality and the action within it, and also to understand that you are multi-dimensional beings and not only limited to this one physical dimension. Within this one physical dimension, you have purposefully created these belief systems which have served you and shall continue to serve you. Therefore, I do not express to you to be eliminating of belief systems, only to be accepting, and widening your awareness.
Within this particular dimension, you have created an officially accepted reality. In this, you have created your concepts of right and wrong and good and bad. These concepts have been manipulated to extremes in limiting your own abilities. You have carried these belief systems to points that now do not serve you efficiently any longer. They are reality to you within this dimension, but only within this dimension. They mean nothing to another individual physically focused within another dimension, for they are relative only to this dimension; but they are your officially accepted reality. In this officially accepted reality, as you begin to move into the action of your shift, much more information is offered to yourselves. In an understanding of what you present yourselves with, I offer you information that is outside of your belief systems and outside of this one particular physical dimension. Therefore, you may better understand a greater reality and you may engage your periphery within this reality.
I am understanding that many individuals hold great conflict with this particular subject matter, although I may express to you also that it is unnecessary for you to be dwelling on this one belief system, for you hold many belief systems; and the purpose of your shift is not to be eliminating of your belief systems, but to merely be neutralizing their immense power. The belief system of good and bad and right and wrong is far more affecting than merely objective actions that you view within violent acts or unacceptable behavior. (Intently) You are much more damaging to yourselves within this belief system, for you are not accepting of yourselves.
You hold great duplicity, which you reinforce continuously within the belief systems of right and wrong. This is not to say that this is inefficient, but it is ineffective in certain areas. (13) The inefficiency is that you block your own abilities. You do not allow your own creativity, for you hold duplicity. You express to yourselves that you are not good enough, you are not accomplished enough, you are not directed enough. You are continuously discounting of self, and this springs directly from this element of duplicity which has been reinforced throughout your centuries through the belief systems of right and wrong and good and bad, and you do not trust yourselves and your impressions and your abilities; this being also why you look to other individuals to be directing of your reality, for you are trusting of other individuals more.
You choose, within your societies and within your reality, to be setting certain individuals apart as leaders, as directors, as teachers, as priests, as knowing more than you and therefore holding more of an ability to direct your reality. As you move into the action of your shift, the point is for you to be creating of your reality in the direction that YOU choose, and engaging more of your creativity, and NOT looking to other individuals to be expressing HOW you should be creating your reality; for within essence, you shall create your reality within expressions of essence if the belief systems are accepted and their power neutralized, for you shall no longer feel a need to be creating of elements to be altering another individual. This is your officially accepted reality presently. This is what you automatically magnate to; altering another individual’s reality, changing another individual’s thought process, not accepting that whatever be their expression is reality and is no different from your own reality.
This element of duplicity within belief systems becomes exaggerated. If the belief systems are accepted and more of an expression and knowing of essence is allowed to be incorporated into your physical focus, it is unnecessary to be expressing of those elements that you deem to be negative, for you shall not be concentrating so intensely upon all other individuals and all elements outside of self. You shall be concerning yourself with self. Therefore, you need not be hurtful to another individual, for you shall be accepting of other individuals and their creation of their reality; and if you are accepting, you shall not be holding judgment, and if you are not holding judgment, you are not creating and adding to the creation of waves in consciousness to be opposing you.
Therefore, you look to an individual that you may view as a serial killer within your physical focus. You have viewed this action for centuries as very wrong. Therefore, in the judgment you lend energy to its creation, for as you hold the non-acceptance and the judgment of the action and hold judgment upon any other individual’s creation, you lend energy to the creation of the very elements that you detest.
Therefore, within the movement of your shift, you are altering the entirety of your reality. You are moving into a new era of allowance of more of your expression of your own creativity and an expression of essence, and also in an acceptance of belief systems, neutralizing their power. This shall also be eliminating of much of the activity that you view within your world and have viewed within your world for many, many, many, many centuries. This shall be altered, for you choose to alter the entirety of your officially accepted reality and be creating a new reality.
DAVID: So really then, all the bad things, as we call them, all the murders and all that, if we don’t lend energy to them, then really, they’ll never happen. They won’t exist ever again.
ELIAS: Not necessarily. An individual focus may choose, for the experience, within agreement, to experience this act; but you, within knowing and acceptance of belief systems and an understanding that this has been chosen as an agreement with full knowledge of the individuals engaging this action, you shall be accepting of this and not lending your attention to this and therefore not holding a judgment and lessening the creation of these actions, but you may not be within your physical focus entirely eliminating these actions. This be your choice. Within the action of the shift, if you are choosing to be entirely eliminating of these types of experiences, you may; although you shall experience these same types of experiences within another dimension, for they are experiences.
WENDY: Am I understanding that you’re suggesting that we simply accept what we detest? Or if we are not part of an agreement, then we are witness to perhaps someone else’s agreement? Is that the way this happens? Are we to accept what we’re seeing, rather than....
ELIAS: You merely....
WENDY: I’m having trouble with the idea of accepting that as something without consequence.
ELIAS: Ah! This may be popping strong bubbles, or not allowing the bubbles to be popped! For within this, I express to you absolutely, there is no consequence within essence. There is no karma.
WENDY: I’m more concerned with consequence within one’s physical reality; not so much with the essence itself, but with this grain of sand.
ELIAS: Correct. Within your physical reality, you create consequences, for this is your belief system.
WENDY: I do. You’re right. For someone who ...
ELIAS: You ALL do.
WENDY: ... does not perceive their action as inappropriate, for someone who creates an act, perhaps ending a life or causing someone’s pain, causing another grain of sand pain or anguish or harm in some way, and the entity causing this problem does not view it as inappropriate or wrong in any means, does that mean that there is no consequence?
ELIAS: Within your officially accepted reality, there shall be consequence regardless of how the individual views the action, for within mass belief systems, this is unacceptable.
WENDY: So the consequence this individual may experience, would that be of this individual’s own creation, based on their belief system rather than mine?
ELIAS: Partially, and partially also as an expression of the mass consciousness. Let me express to you ‘base line,’ so to speak.
Essences are not hurtful and are not intrusive, and it is unacceptable for hurtfulness within essence. Now; within focuses of essences within certain physical realities, you may create hurtful actions which shall be in some direction beneficial, which is not necessarily the same concept. You do things that are beneficial, but you may not view these as acceptable or what you term to be ‘good’ or ‘right.’ Within physical focus and within your belief systems, you may be quite hurtful. In essence, this is not acceptable; and as this shift progresses, this shall be a base line of information. You have created hurtfulness with each other for much of your time period. It is unnecessary to be continuing in this manner, but I do express to you that the consequence expressed shall be a combination of the mass belief systems and also what the individual shall draw to itself in response to belief systems also.
I may express to you though – not in the manner of karma or in the manner of cause and effect – as you begin to widen your awareness and you choose to be moving outside of your officially accepted reality, you shall draw what you view to be consequences to yourself. You shall create more difficulty for yourself within your movement of your focus. As you also widen and choose intentionally to be expressing contrary to essence in hurtfulness knowingly, you shall also draw to you more thickness in your energy, which shall be creating what you view to be consequences. They are not necessarily consequences in the respect of cause and effect, but they will be experiences that you draw to yourself in response to the energy that you have projected.
(Firmly) This is not karma! It is a natural expression of essence.” [session 209, August 19, 1997]
BOBBI: “This week, a friend of mine, a dear friend, has had a very traumatic week. Her oldest son, who is fourteen, was taken by the police to a mental hospital and locked up, and she’s very upset. This is why this is a perfect lesson for me, although it’s very hard to offer helpfulness within her belief systems. She is very much rooted in the scientific medical beliefs of the time. Could you give me some examples? I comfort her as much as I can within what she will accept. I know that she is very ... not against, but prejudiced towards any kind of new age thought.
ELIAS: Then do not be expressing to this individual within new age thought.
BOBBI: Well, I don’t. That’s why I find it very difficult though, in terms of her belief systems in medicine and a future for her son, which the doctors are not too positive about. I’m thinking perhaps her son is one of these going through the traumatic effects of the shift, possibly. He’s extremely angry and violent. I’m unsure how to offer, you know, within her belief systems. Is all I can do is really listen and be there for her in light of that?
ELIAS: Listen to the belief systems of another individual. Recognize that these belief systems ARE reality. They are not wrong. And also attempt to be, within your language, creatively manipulating your language within similarities of each other. You may hold different words for very similar concepts or beliefs. One individual may be expressing to you, as an example, their beliefs of god. You may believe that you do not believe in the concept of god. Therefore, your language to yourself is different, but the concept is the same. Therefore, you may use this as an example in all other areas, that you may look for the commonality of your belief systems and recognizing that your language may be slightly different, but your concepts are the same.
You differentiate your belief systems, expressing that one individual holds one belief system and another individual holds a different belief system. Their words are different. This individual holds a belief system in your medical profession. You hold a belief system in new age healing. They are the same. They are both belief systems that another individual may heal you. YOU heal you. Therefore, what be the difference? You hold the same belief systems. You merely camouflage them differently; this being your steps of acceptance of another individual’s belief systems, in recognition that they are no different than your own. You may communicate and be helpful and be supportive to another individual within their experiences, for you DO hold the same belief systems as all other individuals. You merely disguise them differently.” [session 217, September 14, 1997]
HELEN: “So I have a question. So if as a child ... sorry if this makes anybody uncomfortable here, but this is the sex session! I’m gonna get my twenty bucks! (Big grin from Elias, and much laughter) So if as a child you were molested by a family member and you perceive this to be a traumatic experience as a child, that’s a belief system? It’s not ... I mean, it’s not a damaging experience ’cause there is no right and wrong? Are you saying ... what I think you’re saying is that ... I don’t know. I don’t know!
ELIAS: Within your dimension, you DO HOLD belief systems of right and wrong. Therefore, they are reality. I am not expressing to you that this is non-reality. It IS reality within this dimension. But I express to you that it is a direct reality influenced by your belief systems. Therefore, I may also express to you that if you are assaulted or molested as a child and engaging in sexual activity with another individual, this is not IN ESSENCE right or wrong. It is merely a choice of experience. It is your belief systems that suggest a right and wrong to you.
You may engage in sexual activity as a small one and if you are not holding belief systems that this be wrong, if other individuals about you within your society are not suggesting to you that this be wrong, you shall not bear psychological affectingness. You merely are affected in what you term to be psychological aspects for the reason that you also dwell within a society that expresses mass belief systems to you that this activity is unacceptable.
As you engage within sexual activity at ANY age, as you begin initially, is it not creating discomfort physically?
HELEN: You mean when you first start to have sex with someone? At the beginning of the actual action?
HELEN: Physical discomfort?
ELIAS: At your very first encounter.
HELEN: Oh yeah! You mean when I was a virgin!
ELIAS: It matters not what age you are, but you place belief systems upon small ones and you reinforce these belief systems by expressing that this is more hurtful to a small one.
HELEN: You’re talking about physically, when you have sex for the first time ever?
ELIAS: Correct. You reinforce this belief system also by including psychological hurtfulness. Without the belief system, the small one is not psychologically affected.
HELEN: So you’re saying that there have been, in this physical focus on Earth, children that have had sex with adults that have gone unscathed from the experience?
HELEN: Because no one told them that it was a shameful, wrong thing?
VICKI: But you’re not talking about instances where people force themselves on children and hurt them?
ELIAS: I am not speaking of what you term to be violent acts.
VICKI: Right. We’re talking two different things here.
ELIAS: This would be a different situation. This is a choice of a victim and a perpetrator.
HELEN: So if you didn’t grow up in a society like that, like most of us didn’t, and you suffer emotional or psychological scars from that ... well, I have a feeling I know what you’re going to say, but how do you get past that and go on to being free sexually?
ELIAS: By allowing yourself to be accepting of self, and recognizing realistically that you create your reality within every moment. There are no victims. I am quite aware that this may seem to you within your belief systems to be harsh and also to be quite difficult to accomplish. I do not express to you within physical focus that you may not be experiencing difficulty in objectifying an acceptance, for this is requiring of your addressing to your own belief systems and accepting all elements of yourself. There is no one element of yourself that is worse or better than any other element of yourself. All of your experience is that which is you, and all of this is acceptable. It is merely your belief systems that suggest to you that SOME of your experiences, some of YOU, is not acceptable.” [session 255, Janaury 04, 1998]
SUE: “Well, the main reason why I wanted this [session ] was one particular question that’s been a problem all my life, and I was hoping you could shed some light on it. It’s about men and my lack of relationships with them. I basically get along fine with them as friends, and don’t ever get anywhere beyond that. I wondered if you could talk about why I do this, or how I’m doing it, or how I can change it. (Pause)
ELIAS: This would be a situation of conflicting belief systems. In one area you hold one belief system in regard to relationships and a fascination with this subject, and viewing yourself as female and that you may not be entirely complete without holding this type of relationship. But you also hold a conflicting belief system that engaging within a relationship of male and female shall be threatening to your own independence and identity.
Therefore, you wish not to sacrifice within your belief system your own independence and identify for the sake of holding the relationship, for within the first belief system, in holding the relationship to create yourself as a whole person, you look to a partner to be completing you, but within the second belief system you oppose the first belief system, expressing to yourself that this other individual shall be taking something from you as opposed to adding something to you.
In this, you hold the opposing belief system that you are adequate within yourself and need no completion with a partner. As these two belief systems battle within you continuously, you allow yourself temporary interludes, but you do not allow yourself to move into the area of what YOU term to be in your belief systems commitment within the area of a relationship, for this is threatening.
SUE: That makes a lot of sense.
ELIAS: Many individuals experience great conflict when they are allowing two very, very strong core belief systems to be held in opposition to each other simultaneously.
SUE: Can you tell me how I developed these conflicting belief systems? If that’s worth asking ... I don’t know.
ELIAS: The first belief system is a mass-held belief system. Therefore, this would be what you may term to be almost an automatic acquiring of this belief system, for it is held within mass and it is taught to individuals, male and female.
The second belief system you have acquired within yourself, striving within your own OTHER belief systems, in relation to your other belief systems, of a feeling of adequacy and worth within yourself, therefore developing a belief system that it is ‘better’ to be independent and self-sufficient, creating an opposing belief system to the mass belief system, but also creating conflict within yourself in an inability to reconcile these two belief systems to each other.
SUE: So I developed the second one without giving up the first?
SUE: What can I do to ease this conflict?
ELIAS: Recognize that within this particular dimension, you are emotional and sexual focuses. This is your experience within this dimension. You merely develop belief systems in these areas. In recognizing the belief systems that you hold, you may allow yourself the opportunity to address to these belief systems and therefore neutralize their power that they hold within you, recognizing that many belief systems are also very limiting of you. (Pause)
SUE: Yes. Okay....
ELIAS: Look to an example of a belief system that is limiting that is held within mass. It may not be creating of great conflict and it may not be viewed by you as so very serious, but it may offer an example of the limiting power of belief systems in certain areas.
Within the context of relationships and sexuality, many individuals hold the belief system of age. An individual shall not allow themselves to engage within a relationship with another individual if they are holding great age difference. One individual may be experiencing what you term in your terms to be mid-life, and another individual may be quite young. The older individual restricts themselves within a non-allowance of interaction with the younger individual, for they hold belief systems that this is not right.
‘This individual holds the age of my children. Therefore, I may not allow myself an engagement of interaction with this individual, for this is wrong.’ This is a belief system. You may view how this is limiting of your interaction, for you deny yourself the opportunity to be interactive and limit your choices.
I am not advocating that an individual seeks out other individuals holding great age differences, but I am also not condemning this action. It is merely a choice that is influenced by your belief systems, and within these belief systems limitations are created.
SUE: I see. That’s an interesting example because I tend to think in terms of finding someone who’s very close to my age. I don’t like the thought of being with someone much older or much younger, and I hadn’t stopped to think that it is just a belief system.
ELIAS: Quite, which creates limitations, for you narrow your choices as you create limitations for yourself.
SUE: Okay. That makes sense about the conflict between belief systems because I’ve kind of gone for years thinking that there was something wrong with me, and yet there wasn’t anything wrong with me that I could see, if that makes sense. And I kept thinking that maybe the only thing wrong was that I thought there was something wrong with me! But that makes sense. Okay, I’ll have to think about that. Thank you. That’s very helpful.
ELIAS: You are welcome.
SUE: ... My cat developed asthma a few years ago, and we talked about that, but I have asthma myself that I developed a few years ago. I can sometimes see ways that I use it for myself, but I wondered if you could comment on why I developed it, what it’s there for.
ELIAS: This also is an offshoot belief system from those of which we are speaking this evening, the belief systems that you hold about self. You hold belief systems in the area of your physical appearance – how you project your camouflage within physical focus – and as you view your physical form as not quite satisfactory and adequate, you also create a depressing upon it. You subjectively instruct your physical form to be depressing itself, constricting itself. In this, you are imaging your wish for this physical form to be more compressed, which may appear within your belief systems to be more adequate. But as you are not allowing yourself the accomplishment objectively to be creating this – for you do not believe that you hold the power to be creating this – you image to yourself your subjective instruction to your body consciousness to depress itself. This creates an imaging within you as a mis-function or a constriction within your breathing, which is also a constriction of what?
SUE: The lungs.
ELIAS: Which are located in which area of your physical form?
SUE: The chest.
SUE: (Laughing) You mean I’m trying to make myself smaller?
SUE: Oh! Interesting!
ELIAS: And constricting yourself. This relates to a basic belief system that suggests to you a lack of acceptance of what you have created originally.
SUE: I was very thin all through my twenties, and it was in my thirties that I gained some weight – I wouldn’t say a whole lot, but I gained some weight – and it was also in my thirties that I developed asthma. Was that a connection, then?
SUE: Okay. Is this also connected, are you saying, with the fact that I’m large on top specifically, or it is overall weight?
ELIAS: This is your OWN underlying belief system.
SUE: Okay. Interesting! I don’t think of it as my choice. I think of it as something that runs in the family.
ELIAS: Absolutely! This is ‘beyond your control!’ This is an area that you have no affectingness of, and within your physical form YOU are not creating of this and may not be affecting of this, for within your belief systems, you are merely the victim of heredity!
SUE: (Laughing) Yeah.
ELIAS: But as I have expressed, each individual creates their physical form as to their own design, and you also are creating of that physical form within every moment. This be the reason why your physical forms are so very changeable, for you are continuously creating them. But within the very strongly held belief systems that you are NOT creating them and that you hold no control over them ... for control is another very large belief system within physical focus within this dimension, and in this you hold these belief systems. Therefore, it is quite obvious that you may not be affecting of physical form. Therefore, you shall create a situation to be instructing of your physical form to be constricting of itself.
SUE: Interesting. Because on the one hand, I tend to think that I inherited my shape, and yet at the same time I know that I wouldn’t have had that shape if I hadn’t chosen to. I would have, at the very least, chosen different genes to work with or something.
ELIAS: More conflicting belief systems! This offers you the opportunity to view the conflictingness of the belief systems that you hold.
SUE: Yes. Because I accept a lot of this, but only up to a point.
ELIAS: Quite. ‘You create your reality’ is a concept, not a reality. Many individuals hold the concept, and not the reality. You create your reality at times in certain areas, but not in ALL areas. This is incorrect!
SUE: Okay, thanks. I’ll think about that. One question about my cat having asthma. One thing I realized after we talked about it a few weeks ago was that I tend to give her a lot of attention when she starts coughing, and I realized that I might be reinforcing her doing that. I’m still giving her the medicine that she appears to need, but I’m trying to ignore her when she coughs. Is that likely to make any difference in her having this?
ELIAS: As you reinforce, it shall continue to be created. It is being created in sympathetic action and agreement to yourself. As you do not reinforce your OWN need for attention within this area and you also do not reinforce this action with the creature, you do not concentrate upon this action as much and you do not lend energy to the perpetuation of its creation.
SUE: Okay. I thought it was probably better to not pay attention to her when she did it, but at times I felt like I was being mean to her, so I wasn’t sure whether....
ELIAS: You are also reinforcing your OWN belief systems within a mirror action in continuing this action. In this act, you are offering yourself a viewing of your own expectations and wantings within this focus. You are desiring of nurturing and affection and closeness; attention. Therefore, as the creature mirrors your action to you, you give to the creature what you are seeking yourself, but you are also perpetuating the creation.
SUE: Right. I feel guilty about her because she was always very playful, and the asthma slows her down and makes her quieter. I feel bad, as if I created this in her by wanting her to be less playful. Not that I mind her playing, but it annoyed me that she wanted me to play with her all the time.
ELIAS: This creature has created this action, this ailment, this constriction as an offering to YOU, in agreement and compliance with no expectation. It has offered this action to you, that you may view the very many elements of your own belief systems which cause you conflict. Therefore, it is unnecessary for you to engage guilt!
SUE: Thank you. That makes me feel better.
I’ve been working for years as a computer programmer, which in some ways is a good job. The work is fairly interesting and it pays quite well, and sometimes I feel that I should be glad to have something that’s interesting and pays well, but it’s not what I wanted to do with my life. When I was younger I always wanted to write novels, and as I’ve gotten older, I’m not sure. I haven’t done anything about it. I kind of think that part of that was a desire to justify my life by doing something creative, and part of it I think was that I thought that writing would be easier than having a real job, but now I’ve come to realize that that’s not necessarily true.
I guess what I’m wondering is, am I better off just sticking with the kind of work I’m doing, or is there something else I might enjoy more? Should I try writing? Do you have any comment to make on any of this?
ELIAS: The comment I express to you is that you are presently moving into the area of addressing to your belief systems which are very affecting of you, and as you are doing this, you are also allowing yourself to open more to yourself and recognizing the areas within yourself that you are not accepting and that you are limiting and that you are not allowing to be expressive. In this, you also stifle your own creativity.
I am quite encouraging of every individual to be following their creativity and expressing objectively in what creates joyfulness for them. To be expressing of your creativity is quite beneficial to every individuals’ value fulfillment. To be NOT expressing of your creativity and to be suppressing or limiting yourself is also counter to your value fulfillment, and creates a thickness within your focus that you would not be experiencing if allowing yourself the opportunity to BE expressing.
These areas are complicated. There are many belief systems that are attached to these areas. You hold belief systems of responsibility, of cultural time, of productivity, of obligations. There are MANY belief systems involved. In opposition to these belief systems, you also hold other belief systems that creativity is for leisure time, creativity is not responsible, creativity is frivolous.
Therefore, you have offered yourself recently many, many examples of the conflicting belief systems that you hold simultaneously and how holding these conflicting belief systems is limiting and restricting, for within holding conflicting belief systems, you are continuously engaged in battle. Therefore, you do not accomplish, for you are too very busy battling to be accomplishing! You are accomplishing the battle! (Laughter)
SUE: Yeah! This may sound trivial, but I have a big problem with housework, with cleaning, and I find it very hard to get myself to do it. Is that related again to conflicting belief systems?
ELIAS: This also would be in relation to your belief systems concerning yourself and your sexual orientation as female. You wish not to be pigeonholed into this sexual orientation, this being an element of the belief system that I was expressing previously to you, why you hold conflicting belief systems in the area of relationships. For you also hold belief systems of yourself and are unaccepting that you have created this focus to be experiencing female sexual orientation and that this is acceptable, but you also place certain elements upon this particular orientation that you identify as being ‘characteristics’ of this orientation which you are not accepting of.
You are wishing to be experiencing female orientation within this focus, but you are battling this also, expressing to yourself, ‘There is no difference between female and male orientation.’ But there is!
SUE: You’re right. I’ve got conflicting belief systems here!
ELIAS: If there were no difference, you would not be choosing to be creating of these different sexual orientations. You would merely create ONE sexual orientation within this dimension.
They ARE different – they hold different experiences – but your belief systems within this present century have created NEW belief systems that you do NOT hold differences! (Laughter) So, you have complicated your belief systems and created MORE belief systems!
SUE: So this goes back to when I was in junior high and got very heavily into feminism and decided I was never going to be a damn housewife and clean house and all that?
ELIAS: More belief systems within your very enlightened new era!
SUE: Yeah, because at the time it seemed like a good idea, but the effect in the long run is, it just ends up making me miserable because I live in this awful mess and it doesn’t make me happy.
ELIAS: And are you supposing that a male individual shall not be cleaning their dwelling either?(Grinning)
SUE: Actually, I’ve known some who didn’t, but they seemed much happier that way than I am!
ELIAS: It is merely a choice!
ELIAS: Once again, you are battling yourself. You wish not to be focused in squalor, but you wish not to be motivating yourself to eliminate this situation.
SUE: Exactly, yes! If I could be happy in squalor like some people I’ve known, it wouldn’t be a problem. I have a friend who is also a slob, and she and her boyfriend are both that way and it doesn’t seem to bother her particularly, and I envy her that. But on the other hand, I think she’s more of a slob than I am! (Laughter) So I guess I really need to deal with this. Does everybody have a lot of conflicting belief systems, or do I....
ELIAS: MANY individuals! (We all crack up)
SUE: This seems to be the recurring theme! (Laughing)
ELIAS: Very many individuals hold many conflicting belief systems. Not all are addressing to them and not all are addressing to very many of them at one time framework as you are choosing to presently, but many individuals hold very many conflicting belief systems. It is quite common. It is merely a situation of recognition.
Therefore, I acknowledge you that you are accomplishing by allowing yourself to widen your perception and view these belief systems.
SUE: Okay. If I tell myself I accept my belief systems, does that get me anywhere? Or is that going about it the wrong way?
ELIAS: You may express this to yourself. It may not be efficiently effective! (Grinning)
SUE: So what I need to do is look at them more individually? Look at the belief systems?
ELIAS: Identifying your belief systems, in your terms, is your first step. It is quite difficult to be addressing to and dealing with your belief systems if you do not identify what they are. In identifying them, you shall also offer yourself information as to your movement within them.
Hold patience. Individuals many times are identifying of a belief system, and in this hold an expectation that they shall automatically instantaneously offer themselves a solution. In actuality, you are not always receptive to your own information. You are offering yourself information to be dealing with the belief systems, but as all other individuals, you do not always see immediately your own information that you present yourself with, for in the identification of the belief systems themselves, you hold other belief systems which suggest you are needing a time framework to assimilate this. (14)
This is another belief system, but it is quite a strong mass belief system. Therefore, you do not offer yourselves the opportunity to instantaneously move through a belief system, although you may. You merely do not offer yourselves the opportunity. Therefore, I express to you to be noticing and aware, and you shall offer yourself in increments information to be dealing with your own belief systems. Your information may appear to you objectively in areas that are unexpected!” [session 256, January 10, 1998]
DREW: “Isn’t every interaction with a creature and everything else an agreement?
ELIAS: (With a touch of exasperation) Not in the manner of speaking that your thought process leans in.
DREW: Well, wasn’t there an agreement between her and the cat? (15)
ELIAS: You agree to exist. You agree to interact. But in the same manner, in alignment with your thought process, that you may interact with another individual, in one layer of consciousness you are in agreement for any interaction to be occurring, but objectively you may not be in agreement for Stephen [Norm] to rise presently and punch you!
DREW: Well, that’s the same analogy as somebody being murdered by somebody else.
DREW: That only happens by agreement.
ELIAS: But the agreement is not necessarily objectively.
DREW: As I understand it, that’s only because of belief systems.
ELIAS: Here we enter into another area of misinterpretation! You automatically move into the areas of placing judgments and misinterpretations upon this information. I offer you realities, truth within essence, but I have also stated to you many times that your physical reality IS YOUR REALITY. Therefore, within your physical reality you DO hold right and wrong, good and bad, AS REALITY. You DO hold very strong belief systems in what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. When I am expressing to you that there is no right and wrong and that all is an agreement, this is WITHIN ESSENCE. But your physical reality IS reality, and therefore you have created rules that you abide by that make up your officially accepted reality. In this, agreements, which I have stated many times previously, are not the same as what your thought process in physical focus dictates.
DREW: Well, I understand that there’s a difference between what I call theory and practice. Basically, here we’re learning theory, which is a little different from objective practice. But isn’t the whole point of this to try to expand and get beyond the illusion of victim and perpetrator and someone being subjected to someone else’s action and activity?
ELIAS: It is to widen your awareness. The perpetrator and the victim are NOT illusions. They are your reality!
DREW: They’re belief systems.
ELIAS: They are belief systems, but they are reality!
DREW: Well, but they would only be reality to those people who held those belief systems.
ELIAS: And do you not hold these belief systems?
DREW: It depends on the situation. There may be a circumstance where ... there are people who murder. Those people obviously have different belief systems than someone who would consider it wrong to murder, I would venture to say.
ELIAS: Not necessarily.
DREW: Not necessarily, but even if there’s ONE person for whom that’s true, then that disproves it as a rule. If we’re creating our own realities and we all have our own belief systems, then everyone’s reality is different based on their belief systems. Would that be correct to say?
ELIAS: In some aspects.
DREW: So if my belief systems differ from someone else’s, then my reality and my vision of what is right and wrong and good and bad will be different from theirs.
DREW: So good and bad and right and wrong are not truths.
DREW: So, we’re starting to blur the lines. No, we’re actually creating a distinction that I’ve been working for the past year to some extent to eliminate. We’ve talked about this before in terms of car accidents and murder victims and how it was all by agreement and there are no victims and there are no perpetrators, there is no right, there is no wrong, in the big picture of things.
DREW: And I’ve been making an effort to incorporate some of that within my belief systems, to put some of that into practice. So NOW to say, ‘Well, that’s all the big picture of it, but in reality it doesn’t work that way, and....’
ELIAS: It MAY, as you are widening your awareness. I am merely stating to you that you are not discounting of the reality that is officially accepted, for in discounting the reality that is officially accepted, you also automatically move into the area of discounting Acceptance 102.
DREW: If Stephen [Norm] got up right now and punched me in the nose, I might not like it and I might think it’s wrong, but it could only happen by agreement. Isn’t that true?
ELIAS: In another layer of consciousness, true. But objectively, not necessarily, not in the manner than you think of.
DREW: I understand. I’d probably want to punch him back or defend myself or....
ELIAS: You may not! You may be accepting of this. It is dependent upon the wideness of your awareness ...
DREW: Well, I’m not that wide yet! (Laughter)
ELIAS: ... and your acceptance of self and other individuals’ realities.
DREW: Which gets back to this incorporation of the big picture, the theory within our practical daily life.
DREW: ... Can I follow up on something we talked about yesterday regarding conflict and issues and challenges? It has to do with a question I asked you yesterday about being able to identify whether a conflict is coming as a result of a belief system and not accepting your situation and ultimately accepting it and kind of getting over it, if you will, or a recognition that you are not in alignment with intent and the conflict is a result of inefficiency in terms of actualizing your intent. I know personally it would be helpful for me to have any information along those lines in terms of recognition of what’s causing the conflict, and how to recognize whether it’s a matter of changing course or a matter of accepting belief systems.
ELIAS: And my response has been to you to examine what you are creating within the NOW.
DREW: Well, I’ve been thinking about that since yesterday, and actually been practicing it a little bit. Within the MOMENT ... I kind of discovered today that when I focus on the MOMENT, within the moment itself there is no conflict.
DREW: However, within my current situation, there’s lots of it.
ELIAS: This be what I have identified to you in our session yesterday. The reason many times you create conflict and you are experiencing conflict, for many individuals, is that you are NOT focusing within the now. You are projecting to the future.
DREW: Well, what about a situation where your imagery that you’ve surrounded yourself with, your current lifestyle or situation, causes you conflict or a degree of unhappiness? I’m trying to determine whether that’s a matter of my belief systems in terms of what’s good or bad or how things should or should not be and learning to accept the way things are, or is the imagery I’ve created for my noticing and understanding that I should be doing something different?
ELIAS: The conflict that YOU are experiencing stems from your belief systems and your rigidity within your belief systems, and your inability presently to focus upon the now.
DREW: At the moment.
DREW: So when you say that the conflict is a result of my belief systems to some extent, does that mean I need to just accept my situation, or that my belief systems are CAUSING a situation which I’m finding uncomfortable?
ELIAS: YOU create the situation filtered through your belief systems. Your belief systems are not an entity that creates your reality FOR you. YOU are creating your situation and your reality within the influence of your belief systems.
DREW: In alignment with my belief systems.
DREW: So changing my belief systems will change my reality. (Here, Elias sports a crooked smile, and we all laugh)
ELIAS: Yes, in a manner of speaking.
DREW: Well, this is a bit of a hamster wheel too, because it’s hard to know ... boy! Do I just accept it and get over it? This is the way is it and it’s perfectly fine?
ELIAS: And are you believing of this? (Grinning)
DREW: No, but is that just a belief system or is it some subjective information to myself that I need to change course? We’ve discussed before that a life of poverty and illness and devastation could be perfectly in alignment with your intent for your particular reality.
DREW: So it’s hard, when one is experiencing difficulty, to know whether or not that’s the choice I made for this reality and therefore I should be accepting of it because it’s not bad. Or, I’m going around the country to cross the river!
ELIAS: You ARE creating your reality within your intent, but you also are widening your awareness and allowing yourself the information that if you are not pleased with the reality that you are creating, that you hold the ability to alter this. The most efficient method for altering your reality in areas that are creating conflict is to be addressing to those belief systems that are influencing of your creation. The most efficient method for this action is to be looking to what you are creating within the NOW.
DREW: The moment, the instant, this moment in time. I don’t know. It’s somehow elusive to me how the moment, this instant, what I’m creating in this, will ... well, maybe I just have to do it.
ELIAS: Quite! When you are finding yourself experiencing conflict, within that moment identify to yourself what you are creating, why you are experiencing this conflict.
DREW: Did you at one time tell us or tell me that the only reason we feel like we need to change a situation is because we believe it’s not a good situation, that in fact if we accepted our beliefs and that there is no right or wrong or good or bad, we wouldn’t seek change?
ELIAS: I have not expressed that you would not seek change. Your motivation shall be different.
DREW: Yes. It wouldn’t come out of a displeasure for a current situation. It would come out of a creative becoming.
DREW: And so wouldn’t it then stand to reason that where I am is where I should be and there is no reason to be displeased with it? That’s just belief systems.
ELIAS: ... Continuing. Belief systems versus intent. (Grinning)
DREW: I don’t want to dwell on this too long, but IF I accepted that everything was okay, everything is perfect as you’ve indicated everything is, I would feel no need to change my circumstances as a result of not being happy with them. I may want to change them for the creative experience, but not because I’m not happy.
DREW: So my question then is, is my task to be accepting of my belief systems and understand everything is perfect as it is and just be essentially happy with the way things are, OR be recognizing that for some reason this imagery is indicative of me not actualizing my intent as efficiently as I should be? (Pause)
ELIAS: (Grinning) Let me express to you that if you held the belief system that you could be accepting of all of your belief systems presently, instantaneously, within this now, I would be expressing to you that this would be the MOST efficient action, but you do NOT believe this. Therefore, my suggestion is that you look to the belief systems that are affecting you.
DREW: The belief systems that are affecting me in the sense that they’re making me unhappy with my situation, or the belief systems that are creating the situation in the first place?
ELIAS: The belief systems that are creating conflict.
DREW: And if I look to the now, as I’ve been trying to do since yesterday, which has been an exercise in itself, just trying to be in the moment, is there anything ... you’re suggesting that specifically when I’m experiencing conflict in particular, get in touch with the now? Is that right?
ELIAS: I am expressing to you to be experiencing the now ALWAYS.
DREW: What came to me today is that within the now, there is no conflict. It’s only within my evaluation of my overall situation, my belief systems, my interpretation, that the conflict arises. And yet on the one hand I say it’s ONLY when I do that, but that in fact is the reality! And so, if in this exercise of concentrating on the now there is no conflict....
ELIAS: Is this not what you strive for, is to hold no conflict? I offer you the method for no conflict, and you dispute this!
DREW: No, I’m trying to understand it!
ELIAS: When you are experiencing conflict within the now, then you shall present yourself with the opportunity to examine what is creating the conflict. But if you are not experiencing conflict within the now, then what be the problem? Is this not what you wish, is no conflict?
DREW: Yeah, but I’d like to change my imagery too! You would say the same thing to me if I was crippled and dying of cancer: ‘Accept it. This is the reality you’ve chosen. Everything is perfect.’
ELIAS: Not necessarily. If you are not wishing to be continuing in your creation I may be expressing to you, ‘Then you may alter this experience.’
DREW: But would your advice to me in the now be in eliminating the conflict or to change ... you know, it’s kind of like saying to someone, ‘Get over it! This is the way it is!’ or ‘If you don’t like it, change it!’ I’m not sure which of those ... if they go hand-in-hand. It seems to me that you can’t do both, can you?
ELIAS: You are not in a position within your belief systems presently to be accepting of the belief systems. I continue to express to you that ultimately this is the action that is the most efficient and that ultimately you shall be accepting of your belief systems, for you have chosen to be engaged within this shift and they are the same. But in recognition of your present creation and belief systems and that you shall not allow yourself within this present now to be accepting of your belief systems, I am not expressing the ‘get over it.’ I am expressing, if you are not pleased with your choice of your creation of your reality, then you may alter this. You hold the ability.
NORM: ... Are we doing quite well in the modification of probabilities?
ELIAS: As always! (Grinning)
RETA: According to all the news and stories and everything, we’re still going to doom and gloom!
ELIAS: This be a belief system also!
RETA: When I talk to folks that are talking about these doom and gloom things that are coming – in February, 1998! – and so on, I say, ‘I’m not going to lend energy to that because I don’t want to believe that, and I’m not going to.’ And they just kind of stare at me and say, ‘But it’s in the newspaper!’ So there are more publications, more media-hype, more knowledge of doom and gloom than there is of acceptance or hope, except when you talk to individuals. Then there is more hope for becoming a better society and not having massive devastation of the world and so on. Too bad we can’t get some of these hopeful people into the media!
ELIAS: They are both probabilities.
KAAN: I’m observing a difference with certain beliefs in which I can lift them and throw them away, because underneath there’s another recognizable belief system that is coming or a movement in which they are ready to go and I can surf on them. In others, I can recognize what the belief is that is causing conflict, but it is attached to something else deeper which I can’t see which surfaces as, ‘I don’t want to do that,’ although I recognize that I’d like to change this belief. That’s a deeper feeling. It’s not a conceptualized belief or anything recognizable. Is that something that we really project to experience? Is it a larger category of things that we have to retain around, or it is just because our focus is not penetrating enough to unearth that thing below that surface belief?
ELIAS: You are approaching the awareness within periphery to be pulling the core belief systems and identifying these. Within your physical focus you look to this as a process, and also within the process of identifying belief systems and dislodging them, so to speak, you go through your layers of belief systems. You identify your surface belief systems initially. Then you allow yourselves to move into the area of identifying more closely-held belief systems, and then eventually you allow yourself to identify core, base belief systems, which are held so very strongly that you do not even recognize them.
KAAN: Well, they have to be recognized in an intellectual conceptual level, in a clarity, to be removed. Or is there an inner sense process to deal with them?
ELIAS: This is a part of your process, is allowing yourselves to objectively identify more of what you know subjectively. This be part of the action of your shift, is to be becoming more objectively aware of the subjective activity that you know.
KAAN: There’s another feeling where in the time of quickly eliminating belief systems, one then seems like a particular clearing occurs and one would like to have something. It creates a sense of emptiness and no desire; no motion, therefore.
ELIAS: You are not eliminating belief systems. You are moving into a direction of accepting the belief systems that you hold, but you are not eliminating.
KAAN: But we may choose to focus out of them, therefore not creating through them any more.
ELIAS: You shall ALWAYS be creating your reality with belief systems. You are learning to be accepting of those belief systems, and in the acceptance of these belief systems their hold upon you is loosened, which allows you a greater ability to be experiencing your creativity. It allows you more freedom. (Pause, with Elias smiling at Kaan) This is a difficult concept!” [session 260, January 18, 1998]
ROBERT: “I’d like to talk more about neutralizing belief systems, consciously working on that.
ELIAS: Ah! This be a difficult area, I shall be warning you!
Initially, you need be identifying the belief systems. ALL that you move through in physical focus is influenced by a belief system. Every action that you engage is influenced by a belief system. Every thought is influenced by a belief system. This is how you have created your reality. You walk a certain way, in relation to your belief systems. You sleep in a certain manner, in relation to your belief systems. You function at certain time periods throughout your day. You dress in certain fashions. You speak in certain fashions. You consume in certain fashions. You consume certain elements. I shall express to you that you may be consuming of rocks and your physical form shall function, but you hold belief systems that you must be nourishing your physical form with certain materials. Your belief systems influence EVERY ACTION that you engage within physical focus.
In accepting a belief system, you must first identify the belief system. In identifying the belief system, then you enter into ... (pause, grinning) the fun element, (laughter) which is identifying all of the other belief systems which are attached to the initial belief system and all of the affectingness of each of these elements. As you identify to yourself the affectingness of all of the elements and aspects of each belief system, and as you are accepting of yourself, which is key to this process, and trusting of yourself and moving outside of duplicity, you may begin to be accepting of the belief system.
I have offered an example of the acceptance of a belief system in a very elementary form. You all hold a belief system that you must be adorning yourselves with apparel. You do not move throughout your physical focus merely within your encasement of your skin. This is a belief system. In accepting a belief system, you continue to hold an opinion, a choice, of whether you choose to be complying with the belief system or not, but the belief system is not affecting you.
(Firmly) The acceptance of a belief system is the entire lack of judgment connected with the particular belief system in any area.
Therefore, you hold the belief system that you are wearing clothing. The individuals within this forum choose not to hold this belief system. Therefore, they shall not be wearing clothing and this shall be acceptable to you, and it shall be not affecting and it shall matter not if they are choosing to be wearing clothing or not wearing clothing, and you shall hold no value judgment upon their choice. It shall not be affecting. Now; this be a very simplified example. When you are moving into areas of strongly held belief systems, you may find much more difficulty in the acceptance of the belief system.
I may offer you another belief system which shall not be so readily accepted. You hold the belief system that it is wrong to strike a small one. You view another individual strike violently a small one. In the acceptance of the belief system you may choose to engage or not engage this activity, but in the acceptance of this belief system, recognizing that your response is influenced by a belief system, you hold no affect in viewing another individual’s choice to engage this action, and you also hold no value judgment in respect to the other individual.
This may appear harsh initially to you, for your belief systems are so very strongly-held, but in recognizing that the element of right and wrong, good and bad, are the expression of the belief system of duplicity, which is a belief system, all that stems in action from this belief system is an expression of the belief system, and as you hold value judgment of any belief system, you lend energy to the perpetuation of the very belief system. The neutralization of a belief system is the acceptance of a belief system, which no longer lends energy to the perpetuation of that belief system.
In this, within the action of this shift you may express to me, ‘But Elias! We shall experience lawlessness within the action of this shift, for individuals shall run amuck, realizing there is no right and wrong and no guidelines!’ Incorrect. It is unnecessary to be experiencing these elements if there is no value judgment placed upon them. The desire is diminished. Therefore, the exploration of unacceptable territory is neutralized.
You implement your limitations and your restrictiveness upon yourselves – and the implementation of your laws and rules – in mirror action to your judgment and your lack of acceptance, and this is the perpetuation of the belief systems that you hold. This has been your reality throughout your existence to this present moment. This be the area that I express to you [that] your reality shall be entirely altered within the accomplishment of this shift in consciousness, for this shall no longer be your reality. You shall experience tremendous freedom for creativity, as opposed to limitation and restriction.” [session 270, March 19, 1998]
ELIAS: “Let me express to you, a belief system is as a bird cage. I have expressed this analogy previously, but I shall repeat it presently.
The bird cage is the belief system, but the bird cage holds many, many, many birds, and you may include many more birds into the cage, as many as you choose, for the cage expands and is accommodating of however many birds you choose to be placing in it, and it shall continue to expand, for it is quite accommodating.
This is the belief system, as the cage. The birds are all of the elements of the belief system, all of the aspects of the belief system, and I shall express to you that each belief system that you hold holds very many birds and may be quite tricky with you, for many of the birds are hiding behind other birds that you may not even allow yourselves to view. The point of acceptance is to open the door of the bird cage and allow the birds to fly away. Therefore, you continue to hold the cage, but it is empty.
The cage remains before you. You have not eliminated the cage, but the cage serves no purpose, for the birds are not contained, and in this it is merely a cage, an object for you to view and not maintain and not interact with, but merely just view, and in this you may express your opinion of the cage: ‘I view this cage to be quite lovely. I view this cage to be quite distasteful.’ But it matters not, for it holds no purpose. It holds no function. There are no birds contained. And as the birds are allowed to fly away, they are transformed within energy and are no longer birds. Therefore, what shall you replace in the cage? There are no birds to put in the cage. It is merely an ornament.
(Intently) This be an action of your shift. This be one of your most affecting aspects of this shift in consciousness which shall be the most liberating of you, for in this action you allow yourselves to divert your attention, which has been held so singularly to your belief systems, away from the cage, which is merely ornamental. Therefore, in opposition to viewing this one cage within your room, you allow yourself to view the room. You allow yourself to view the vastness of all that is around the cage that you have not allowed yourself the openness in your attention to view, and all the wondrous creative elements that reside in that space, so to speak, that you have not viewed, for your attention has been directed to the cage and all of its birds.
FORREST: ... Elias, can I ask one quick question? I’d like to understand the difference between the action of choosing and the action of judgment.
ELIAS: Choice is choice. It does not involve a judgment or the lack of judgment. It is merely an action, a choice, a decision that you hold to move in one direction or another direction, to be creating of one probability or another probability. A judgment is a projection of a belief system. Choice may be influenced by belief systems, but it in itself is not a belief system. Judgment is. Judgment is always an element, a bird of the cage, an element of the belief system. Choice is merely an action which is not a belief system in itself.
MALE: ... Elias, I understand what you’re saying about belief systems and not judging things as good or bad, but would you agree that there are actions that we can do that cause suffering to ourselves and others? We don’t call it good or bad, but there’s actions that I’m sure you would prefer – or anybody in the room here would prefer – to be done to them, and things they would do to other people.
ELIAS: Those are indicated by your belief systems. As for your question to myself of preference, I hold none. They are merely experiences. It matters not what you choose. The reason that I interact with you is that you HAVE created a choice within your preferences, which are also influenced by your belief systems, that you choose to not be experiencing trauma within the action of your shift, for within your belief systems you view this to be negative and undesirable, but this also is viewed by your belief systems.
As for myself, within the area of consciousness that I occupy this is not an element, for I do not hold belief systems, and therefore any experience, regardless of how YOU view these experiences as pleasurable or not, are merely experiences for my viewing. But I shall express to you that within your physical focus you HAVE created an officially accepted reality, and in this you DO create the reality of thickness or not within your energy, based upon your belief systems. Therefore, if you are moving in directions within your physical focus of hurtfulness or judgment, you also create a thickness with the energy that you receive and that you project, and this creates what you may term to be – although in actuality it is not, but what you may term to be – a slowing of your motion. I may also express to you that in seeking pleasure or in moving in the direction of pleasure in ANY area, you eliminate this thickness.
Now; here shall be your paradox in your duplicity, for you view those elements that are positive to be good and acceptable and you view those elements that are uncomfortable or hurtful to be bad, but you also view those elements that you view to be positive and good as pleasurable and you view them also to be bad! (Laughter) There are only certain conditions that your pleasurableness may be accepted, and if you move outside of these conditions, you place yourself right back into your duplicity in expressing, ‘Now this pleasure is bad!’
It is acceptable to be experiencing pleasure in certain areas. It is acceptable within your officially accepted reality to be experiencing pleasure if you are not abusing pleasure, which is ANOTHER belief system, another bird in the cage! You may be experiencing substance if you are not abusing substance, for this may be pleasurable, but it is also bad. You may be experiencing sexuality, but you may only experience this within the confines of your belief systems and the mass belief systems, for if you move outside of the mass belief systems and engage this action of pleasure, it is bad and it is no longer acceptable.
You may move in the direction of many pleasurable actions, but once you move in the direction that is not compliant with the mass belief systems, that pleasure automatically becomes unacceptable and bad, and no pleasure – we shall rock your world with this statement – no pleasure is bad! ALL pleasure is acceptable and ALL pleasure lends to the ease of your movement through your focus, for you automatically within essence magnate and move in the direction of pleasure, and this eliminates your thickness ... but you limit your pleasure tremendously!
You shall at time periods be witness to this essence express acknowledgment of individuals inquiring in the area of pleasure. ‘But Elias, shall I move into this direction of engaging another individual in pleasurable activities when our mass belief systems are so very far against this?’ And I shall be expressing, ‘Yes. Shall you not?’
You shall express to me, or other individuals may express to me, ‘Shall we not place judgment upon individuals that engage in popular substances?’ What is your present substance, which is so very popular, of smoking?
ELIAS: Ah, very good! Very bad, bad, bad! (Laughter)
CAROLE: Or the new sex drug ... what is it? Viagra!
ELIAS: Very bad, bad, bad! (Laughter) These are pleasurable items – very bad! – for you hold very strong belief systems in these areas, which are very reinforced by your mass belief systems.
Ah, another area which has become a very strong mass belief system – and we shall rock your world again – your [tobacco] smoking. Individuals have inquired previously, ‘Is this harmful to me?’ Yes, it is harmful to you, in relation to your belief systems. If you are in compliance with the mass belief system and you hold the belief system also that this action is harmful to you, yes, it shall be, for you shall create that; but in itself, no, it is not.
It is merely your belief systems that dictate what you create, but the things in themselves do not hold belief systems. Therefore, how may be they affecting of you in any harmful manner, for nothing that you create is harmful to you. It is merely your belief systems that create the harmfulness, for you do not create harmful elements, for essence is not harmful to self and is not intrusive to any other essence. Therefore, how shall you be creating of any element that is hurtful to you, except within the expressions and the influences of your belief systems.
Therefore, I answer to you: Yes, to you there are actions that are acceptable and there are actions that are not acceptable. There are directions to be followed and directions not to be followed. You shall not be harmful to another individual and murder them, for this is unacceptable. I express to you, if you shall be engaging the action of murdering another individual, you are in agreement to be experiencing a role of perpetrator and victim for that experience, and it IS a choice and it IS an agreement. Therebe, (therefore) what is the right or wrong? There is none. It is merely an experience, and each experience is purposefully chosen by each individual for their own benefit; not necessarily pleasure, but benefit.” [session 284, May 30, 1998]
MALE: “I just finished reading The Starseed Transmissions and Visions by Ken Carey, and I was wondering how accurate they are.
ELIAS: Let me express to you in reiteration, as we have spoken of this particular situation previously. Much information is offered which you may be interpreting and it may be helpful to you, but be remembering that much of the information which is offered ... and there is information in that information which applies in this situation that are filtrations of other belief systems inter-dimensionally.
This is not to say that they do not hold significance, but not all of what you are accessing is applicable to this particular reality within this dimension, but the information presented is also beneficial and may serve to be a catalyst, so to speak. If you are exercising caution and recognizing the belief systems set forth within this information, you may move around these belief systems and you may allow yourself the benefit of the information offered.
There is much material available to you in many areas presently, and as I have stated, there shall be being offered much more futurely in conjunction with this shift in consciousness. Therefore, you may be accessing and assimilating many of these pools of information and it shall be quite beneficial to you. There is an element of accuracy in this information which you have presented, but be aware of the belief systems offered also.
... As I have stated previously, your belief systems in the area of astrology are reverse. You believe that your planets move within certain orbs and that they in themselves, in their course of direction, are affecting of you within your individual focus. In actuality, you within your focuses collectively are moving these planets to be in alignment with what you are creating. They are a mirror image of what you create within this objective reality.
Your sun holds, as all of your stars, much intensity of energy. This energy is projected collectively by all of the essences participating within this particular dimension and reality, and is exchanged. Just as you collectively create what you view within your weather as your storms, you also much more powerfully project collectively your energy, which feeds the action of this star. You are creating of its burning, for you are projecting of your energy to this object and allowing a free flow expression of undirected energy; energy that is not being moved and manipulated in specific creations, but is what you may term – in your terms figuratively – as a surplus of energy that you hold within any physical dimension, for one manifestation physically is too small to be containing of the intensity of energy that you hold within each focus. Therefore, you create many outlets for the expression of this energy.
But as to the object itself and its creating of realities in itself, no. YOU are creating of IT, and of its motion and its movement.” [session 287, June 18, 1998]
TOM: “Elias, I have a question. Can you explain for me what we perceive to be the laws of physics – action, reaction, positive, negative? Are these just something that are created by our belief systems, or do these have some actual permanent significance?
ELIAS: Let me express to you that within this dimension and within your creation of your reality as you hold the understanding of it presently and pastly, they are reality, but they are limited to this particular dimension, for they are entirely influenced by the belief system of cause and effect.
You move into the area of creating mass belief systems as explanations to yourselves of elements that you do not understand. Therefore, you have created the belief system that for each cause of action, there is an effect or reaction. This, as I have stated, is directly influenced by your mass belief systems, which have been hold (held) for many millennium. These have been offered to yourselves by yourselves, in explanation for actions that you create.
Let me offer you an example which may be quite easy for you to be understanding in the area of belief system, and you may apply this also to your sciences that you have created your new religions with, for you hold tremendous belief systems and ‘faith’ in your sciences! (Smiling) Therefore, they also have become another source of belief systems, another religion which is no different from all of your other religions. It merely expresses belief systems in a different manner that you accept more rationally as opposed to mystically within your present time framework, for now you move into the area of technology, a new exploration.
But in the example that I offer, you hold belief systems in the area of your planet. You look to your solar system, you look to your universe, and you create belief systems in the area of what you term to be astrology. Obviously this is not scientific, but it serves as a very good example in reality, for in the area of the belief systems of astrology, you believe that your planets move in certain orbs and certain directions and are affecting of you as individuals and en masse according to their movement. In actuality, YOU are creating of THEIR movement in mirror image to YOUR movement within your focus individually and en masse. Therefore, you have reversed the concept of the action within your belief systems, for you believe that you as individuals, and even within mass, are not capable; do not hold the ability to be creating of all of your reality.
(Humorously) YOU are not manipulating of all of the elements of your reality! THEY are independently creating themselves, or some supreme being within consciousness is creating of them, which is out of your sphere! But you, within this meager small ‘learning planet’ upon this ‘plane’ of existence in this very ‘low level’ that you aspire to move outside of in your quest to become more ‘enlightened,’ could not possibly be creating of all of your reality! Therefore, you create belief systems that shall offer you explanations of what you are creating, for obviously YOU are not creating it!
In this, your sciences do not acknowledge the reality of the energy of consciousness and its preceding, so to speak, within linear time frame, of physical manifestations or actions. In this, they create explanations with limited information, for they do not allow themselves to be accessing the information that shall offer them the actual actions that are occurring.
You may step before a carriage and it may be physically engaging you and running you over, and as it runs over the top of you, this is an action, and your belief system dictates to you individually and en masse – which mass belief systems hold great strength and energy – that you shall be injured; you shall bear physical evidence that you have been run over by the carriage. But you may arise and you may choose not to be creating of this, and shall bear no markings of the action at all. Within your sciences, it is dictated that for every action there is a reaction; there is a cause and effect. But there is not necessarily an effect for all cause. (Smiling)
They view behaviors of certain elements of physical creations that you have created to be interactive within this dimension for specific purposes. In this, they view them to be consistent, although they are not always consistent. Your physicists move into the direction of attempting to create a block, a box that they may place physical elements in and express, ‘These physical elements always exhibit the same behavior.’ But they do not! At times they deviate from the behavior, for although they may many times move in the direction of displaying the same behavior for the reason that you have created this action purposefully for certain workings of your manifestations within this particular physical dimension, and links of consciousness are in agreement with this and choose to be compliant, each link of consciousness IS consciousness and holds free will and holds it own ability for choice. Therefore, at times, links of consciousness, which are comprising of choice and are the make-up of elements that you view to be as atoms or other physical elements ... which to this time framework, you continue to not view these mysterious atoms! But these links of consciousness that make up these atoms may be choosing not to be compliant, and therefore creating of a different behavior and not being consistent.
You may also view in amazement individuals that you consider to hold strange powers or tremendous abilities within enlightenment within your own physical environment, within your own physical time framework; ‘masters’ or mystics that defy the laws, so to speak, of your physical reality. If you drop an apple, gravity shall pull it to the ground; cause and effect. But one of your masters may drop an apple, and it may float and defy your laws of gravity! YOU may float, if you are so choosing to create! Levitation is NOT a fantasy. It is a reality! And how may you explain this within your laws of your sciences, that you hold these fields that are absolute? THERE ARE NO ABSOLUTES within your physical dimension. ALL may be challenged. It is merely a choice within consciousness.
Therefore, to your question, yes. It is directly influenced by your belief systems, and in altering your belief systems, you also alter your reality. This be the reason that you MAY alter your reality, for as it is presented presently, it is directly filtered through your belief systems.
This is not to say that your belief systems are bad. That perception moves you into the area of duplicity. Your belief systems are not bad. They are not good, either. There merely are, and they are that which is creating of your reality. But in not holding to your belief systems so very strongly, you also allow yourselves the expansiveness of your creativity and the ability to explore more of your reality.
As you hold to these belief systems tightly, you also create your box for yourselves; not for consciousness, not for the manifestation of consciousness or even physical matter, but for yourselves in your explorations, for you limit yourselves in not allowing yourselves to move beyond and view that there is much more to your reality than you allow yourselves to view. If you are allowing yourselves an openness and not boxing yourselves into your scientific belief systems so very strongly, you may view many more elements of your own creations that shall be quite surprising to you! You have already created many objective evidences of this for yourselves, which you term to be ‘accidents,’ that you do not understand: your element of your Philadelphia Experiment (16), that even within this present now moment you do not understand. It is not an accident! It is a tapping into more of your reality which does not fit within your scientific belief systems. You hold many examples throughout your history of these types of action that you have ‘accidentally stumbled upon.’ And I express to you, there are no accidents!
(Intently) You purposefully create certain actions to offer yourselves evidences that there is more to your reality than you allow yourselves to view, and then you ponder and you question and you retreat to the safety of your sciences and your religions, which offer you familiarity, but offer you also partial explanations for certain aspects of your reality that you may feel comfortable with.” [session 291, June 26, 1998]
NANCY: “I’m pretty much aware that everything is a belief system ...
NANCY: ... on this physical level. There are moments where it seems so clear to me and I truly understand that and seem to momentarily, as best I can, let go of it, but of course I fall back into it.
ELIAS: For this is familiar. But be remembering also, one of the reasons that you vacillate is that you create a belief system about belief systems! (Grinning) You create the perpetuation of the belief system of duplicity in addressing to belief systems, for you move in the direction of viewing belief systems as bad, as negative, and they are not. They are not good or bad. They merely are. They are expressions of influences in how you create your reality, but they are not good or bad, and as you place a judgment upon the belief systems themselves, you also perpetuate the belief systems, for you move away from the area of acceptance and you perpetuate the judgment.
Acceptance is the LACK of judgment, the acknowledgment that the reality merely IS. The thing merely is the thing in itself, but it is not good and it is not bad. It merely IS. This is the area of acceptance, and in this acceptance you allow yourself tremendous freedom, for there is no longer affectingness of the belief system.” [session 293, July 01, 1998]
RODNEY: “You were speaking of what’s going to happen in this shift in consciousness and you made the statement that, ‘Within the action of your shift, you have chosen to alter these probabilities within a recognition that all that you hold to be negative within destruction within your belief systems is unnecessary.’ That statement has really caught my attention. I’m aware that a great deal of my thinking, and it appears to me to be the thinking of people that I’m in contact with, is that a common thought is that you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. You can’t accomplish something beautiful without doing something ugly. You can’t take good care of your family without going out and being a bastard in the world of business. (Elias chuckles) Is this what you’re talking about in this sentence?
ELIAS: What you are referring to is in the mass belief system of cause and effect.
Now; let me express to you that in actuality there is no cause and effect. This is a belief system that you have created en masse upon your planet and you hold to very tightly. Therefore, you also create this in your reality. In actuality there is no cause and effect, and it is unnecessary to be creating of one action to be accomplishing another action.
Example: You may step into your road – I have offered this example previously, but it serves its purpose well – and in stepping into your road, you may be engaged in an action with a carriage and it may strike you.
In this, your belief system is that if you are struck by the carriage, you shall be injured and you shall create physical displays of these injuries. You may be creating of breakage of bones, bruises upon your skin. You may even create more serious injuries within your physical form. This is cause and effect. But what I express to you [is], in actuality it is also quite possible to be standing within your road and to be struck by a carriage and sustain no physical injuries, for it is your choice in your alignment with the mass belief systems to be creating this or to not be creating this, and there are physical examples throughout your planet of this type of action occurring, where an individual may be struck in what you term to be an accident – which there are no accidents – and sustain no physical injury.
Now; onlookers shall express, ‘Oh! This is a miracle!’ For within your belief systems, a miracle is an action which you perceive to be impossible, but it is obviously possible or there would be no creation of the action. If it were not possible within your reality to be creating of this type of situation and not sustain physical injuries, it would not occur ... but it does occur! Individuals holding what you think of as terminal illnesses instantaneously cure themselves, or are healed in the view of other individuals by some ‘special power.’ In reality, they have healed themselves. They have returned their form to its natural state within this physical manifestation, and they have NOT created what you term to be a miracle. They have merely uncreated a situation that they have chosen to be creating initially.
You hold the ability within physical focus to accomplish much more than you believe you may accomplish. This be the reason that I express much attention to belief systems and am directing of individuals to be noticing and attending to these belief systems, for you hold belief systems in every area of your physical focus, and some ... MANY of these belief systems are very limiting. Within consciousness collectively within this dimension, there is a recognition that these belief systems ARE very limiting and that it is unnecessary to be continuing in the participation of many of these belief systems.
RODNEY: Could I ask you to direct your attention to a specific belief then? I have a belief, which is borne out in my daydreams, that if I become engaged in a relationship with a woman, an intimate relationship, that dire consequences will befall either her or myself. This is a belief. It’s tied in with my beliefs about money, about my self worth, about my desire to have enough space for myself; to be not totally controlled. I recognize that I have these beliefs because I cannot daydream about having an affair with a woman without the daydream not ending with some terrible thing befalling either her or myself or both of us. (Elias smiles and nods)
So, if I understand you correctly, I now know that I have these beliefs, and if I understand you correctly, the way for me to neutralize these beliefs is to accept that I hold these beliefs; that I accept myself and I accept the beliefs that I hold.
RODNEY: What’s the next step? Is the next step simply suggesting to myself that I hold a more nurturing belief, that I hold a belief that I can have a relationship that lasts forever or that at least lasts for a period of time and will be mutually beneficial to us both? Is that enough for me to do? It’s like, where do I go from here?
ELIAS: Let me express to you that you have offered yourself, in your terms, your first step. That is the recognition that there is a belief held. Do you not find this curious and interesting that we have moved into the area of discussion recently of relationships?
ELIAS: And this you may now view: you also are participating in this wave in consciousness that addresses to this very belief system. And if you are recalling of our discussions in this area, you shall be recalling that I have offered the analogy of the bird cage and all of the aspects of this one belief system.
RODNEY: And being hurt was one of the birds.
ELIAS: Each element that you have set forth in your description of your anticipation of what MAY – or may not – occur in the engagement of a personal relationship with another individual are all examples of these birds. They are all aspects of the belief system of relationships. I have chosen to be addressing to this wave – in individuals identifying and pulling to the surface, so to speak, this particular belief system – for it holds so very many aspects. Many, many birds are within this particular cage, in areas that individuals do not even allow themselves to view.
As you have stated, you address to yourself the possibility of financial concerns, of your own individual space, of hurtfulness, of lack of understanding, lack of compatibility. Very many different elements enter into this encompassing subject of belief in relationships in all areas, but within romantic relationships this becomes even more pronounced, for individuals do not wish to be allowing themselves to be what you term to be vulnerable.
Now; let me express to you that vulnerability, although you view this word in a negative connotation, is merely an opening; an allowance to be open.
RODNEY: I know.
ELIAS: Now; be remembering also the example in exercise, which has been offered at our most recent session, of the allowance, the penetration, and the buffer; your energy field which surrounds you. (17)
RODNEY: I remember that discussion.
ELIAS: In this example, I have offered to you a situation that you may engage and that you may hold within your objective thought process that may offer you temporarily the feeling of security within yourself.
Now; let me explain. These belief systems are so very strong, and held en masse, which adds to their strength. In these very strong belief systems within physical focus, you view yourselves to not hold the ability very efficiently to be battling, so to speak, these very strongly held belief systems. In my expression to you, I suggest clearly to you that these are more aspects of the belief systems themselves that you do not hold the ability to be battling.
RODNEY: That’s part of the belief.
ELIAS: Correct. This is the belief of duplicity, which intertwines itself with ALL of your belief systems. There are no belief systems that do not intertwine with the immense belief system of duplicity. Now; also in this, I suggest to you that there is no battle to be waged!
RODNEY: (Laughing) Okay!
ELIAS: The recognition or the noticing of the belief system is the initial movement into acceptance. Once you have accomplished identifying to yourself the belief system and you begin to view the aspects of the belief system, as I have stated previously, you may begin to inquire of yourself ‘why and what’ in relation to these aspects of the belief system. Look to yourself and identify that you do hold duplicity within self within physical focus. Recognize the tremendous affectingness of this duplicity. This shall be helpful to you, for in this you may also wage your battle ... although the battle is in actuality unnecessary!
But not discounting the strength of your belief systems, I am also recognizing that regardless that you may not necessarily need be waging a battle within your belief systems, this becomes necessary, for you do not view any other ‘method’ for your accomplishment. As I have stated many times, methods are unnecessary, but within your physical focus you believe that methods are necessary and you believe that there are processes to all of your accomplishments.
RODNEY: What I hear you saying is that the discovery – within my own focus – of duplicity within myself in association with these beliefs is the crucial issue.
RODNEY: The word duplicity suggests to me a lying to oneself or a kidding of oneself, as well as if there’s going to be heat, there must be cold someplace, or if there’s an up, there must be a down.
RODNEY: You’re using duplicity in that sense.
RODNEY: The coin must have two sides. (Pause) So I should meditate ... and I shouldn’t use the word ‘should!’ (They both laugh) If I meditate, if I discover for myself my true feelings about this duplicitous nature of, say, the aspect of hurtfulness....
ELIAS: Quite! Let us focus upon this aspect itself specifically.
RODNEY: My sense is that I should always be in this discovery process.
ELIAS: You ARE always within this discovery....
RODNEY: And consciously affecting this, to be accepting of all of my movements in this.
ELIAS: Quite. Now; let us view the aspect of hurtfulness within a relationship and where this aspect of the belief stems from. The belief that there is hurtfulness within a relationship is not created by the projection of another individual. It is created by your alignment with this belief system of duplicity, for it matters not what another individual may project outwardly to you. What matters, in a manner of speaking, within physical focus is your view of yourself and your hold within that.
RODNEY: My hold?
ELIAS: Yes. Let us express our example of the allowance, the penetration, and the buffer once again. I may be projecting any type of energy in your direction. Now; within yourself, if you are not engaging the belief system of duplicity and if you are holding the recognition of the gloriousness of self, it matters not what my projection may be, for it shall be unaffected.
RODNEY: I don’t have to objectively be remembering that I have this field around me and that energy will burst like a bubble. I don’t have to be doing that if I am remembering of my own gloriousness.
ELIAS: Quite. Yes, you are correct in this. Let us focus upon another very small example.
You may be within a situation engaged in a relationship with another individual. You are moving about within your day, and you may be creating of an action that you place a teacup upon your table. Your partner addresses to you angrily and expresses to you, ‘Why shall you place this teacup upon the table in this manner? This is unacceptable! You are an idiot! I do not understand your creation of placing this cup in this manner!’
Now; your response automatically is to be receding and identifying tones and certain terms, certain words within your language that you view to be hurtful. You shall not be in this moment evaluating self or the situation that has just occurred. You shall be automatically immediately responding, and within your thought process you shall eliminate all words save ‘idiot,’ ‘unacceptable,’ ‘wrong.’ You shall save the tone which has been projected, and these you shall permit as penetration.
RODNEY: I shall allow them to be penetrating.
RODNEY: You are saying this is my belief?
ELIAS: This is the action in general that individuals within physical focus shall be automatically creating in this type of situation. Now; given this type of situation, let us also examine the reason that the penetration is allowed and the reason that the response is created automatically. This would be the belief of duplicity, for automatically within the individual, yourself also, they shall be moving into the belief of duplicity. Be remembering that this is not within your thought process. It is an automatic action, just as if your physician is striking your knee, you shall produce an automatic response in reflex.
RODNEY: That’s the duplicitousness.
ELIAS: Correct. In this duplicity you shall also, within emotion, create an automatic response which may be compared to a reflex, for it has become so very automatic. It needs no thought process; it needs no evaluation. It shall merely appear automatically, immediately; and in this, if you are identifying this duplicity, you may also offer yourself the opportunity to not be responding.
Now; in answer to your question initially – if you are altering your thought process in identifying this belief in the area of relationship and you are expressing to yourself differently, shall this be affecting of the belief systems and shall this be accepting of it? – my response to you is, it may be affecting. It is not accepting of the belief system. It is altering or changing the belief system. It is changing your response to the belief system. It is changing aspects of the belief system. In this action, you are choosing to be focusing upon these birds ...
RODNEY: Instead of the other birds.
ELIAS: ... as opposed to focusing upon these birds.
RODNEY: It appears to me that money is a huge issue for me.
ELIAS: And for many individuals within physical focus!
RODNEY: And it seems to me that I do not have the wherewithal to be in the kind of relationship I would want to be in because I don’t have the money to be in the kind of relationship I would want to be in. That seems to be part of my belief.
ELIAS: Quite! For examine also....
RODNEY: Because I believe that women require great amounts of money!
ELIAS: Now; view to yourself, in this you present yourself with two aspects: Women require vast amounts of financial expression.
ELIAS: You do not hold the physical ability to provide this.
ELIAS: Underlying that aspect is another aspect which attaches once again to the belief system of duplicity, in that you view within your officially accepted reality that you must be generating of this monetary gain. You must be engaging in acquiring physical currency, and your ability to be acquiring this physical currency is limited. It also is provided by limited actions. It shall not merely fall from the sky!
RODNEY: Oh, yes!
ELIAS: You ...
RODNEY: Don’t allow it to fall from the sky!
ELIAS: ... shall not merely generate this currency appearing, although let me express to you that this aspect is another very limiting aspect of your belief systems, and in actuality you may be generating not only of all of your needs, but many of your wants.
RODNEY: To be falling from the sky?
ELIAS: In a figurative manner of speaking, creatively, yes. For shall it not be amazing to you that this currency may appear seemingly from nowhere? It does not, for you do not believe that it shall.
RODNEY: Well, you have to work for it!
ELIAS: This is another aspect of the belief system.
RODNEY: Yes, I am aware.
ELIAS: In moving into the direction of trusting and accepting self, you shall offer yourself amazement in what you shall be creating, for your creativity is allowed much more of an expansiveness. And although this initially may hold fearfulness for you, you also, in allowing yourself to move into the trust and acceptance of self, shall validate yourself, and this shall, little by little by little, erode away your fearfulness, for you shall continue to reinforce your own acceptance and trust of self. And in this action, in actively participating in your own trust of self despite the officially accepted mass belief systems, you shall validate to yourself that this IS a reality. It is not merely imagination, but is in actuality a reality.
You may be choosing also to be engaging interaction with Michael [Mary] in this area, and he may be offering you information in line with this particular ability to be creating in this direction. Let me express to you that I am acknowledging of Michael’s [Mary’s] movement many times, for although this may be viewed rashly by many individuals, Michael [Mary] holds the ability to move quickly into areas and apply himself fully into the addressing of certain aspects of belief systems. I have offered previously the visual that Michael [Mary] creates his movement in the manner of jumping quite into the middle of the pond quite often, not viewing the depth initially, but allowing himself little fearfulness and creating the movement of this jumping regardless of what he shall encounter in the middle of the pond. This serves as an efficient example to many individuals in addressing to their own fearfulness.
RODNEY: It’s like she gave me a message last week, among several which I thought were on the money, and she said, ‘You keep putting patches on your old car, and it’s old and gray, and consider, have enough trust to go out and get yourself a new red one, bright red, that it would create a new direction in your life that would quite amaze you.’
RODNEY: Now, with all my concerns about money and about my ability to earn it and my age and all my limitations, for me to go out and acquire a bright new red car would require my jumping into the middle of a huge pond!
ELIAS: And not testing the waters with your toe!
RODNEY: (Laughing) Are you’re suggesting that this is exactly what I should find myself trusting enough to do?
ELIAS: Let me express to you that within physical focus, you ALL create objective imagery continuously to be offering yourselves information as to what you are creating within. Therefore, let us view your example of your vehicle. You move in the direction of objectively patching the physical vehicle. This is a mirror action of what you are creating within. In not trusting, you may view a belief system. You may also view many of the aspects of the belief system, but you shall place these as jewels upon a shrine that you shall hold within you.
RODNEY: These patches?
ELIAS: Correct. And each of these aspects of belief systems, you shall not let go! You shall merely allow yourself to be creating them in the form of a jewel that you may view whenever you choose, and you may express to yourself, ‘What a fine jewel! And I shall hold this and I shall create an attachment to this! It holds much sentimental value to myself!’ (George roars with laughter) (18) ‘And I shall create a wondrous shrine and I shall place this jewel upon this shrine, that I may view this at any moment that I am so choosing.’ And in your objective outward expression, you hold to a vehicle that is being patched and patched and patched and run and run and run, and you shall hold to this vehicle, for it is necessary!
RODNEY: I have to be cautious!
RODNEY: You’re telling me to hold my cautiousness as a jewel and to place my cautiousness upon the shrine?
ELIAS: You already have! (Rodney cracks up) I am expressing to you to be taking this jewel, viewing this jewel, and expressing to yourself, ‘This is merely a rock! Why shall I hold this jewel and continue to place this upon this shrine? I shall be discarding of this rock and I shall be dismantling of this shrine, for it does not serve me except to be participating in the action of perpetuating my own limitations.’ And what shall be so very wrong ... ah! This term ‘wrong!’ Let us not eliminate this, for this is our very duplicitous nature! And what be so very wrong with your acquiring of your desire of a new red vehicle that shall move much more efficiently and require much less effort?
RODNEY: The girls may like it!
RODNEY: Quite! I read a book. I’m a brown; I’m a color brown. The book said if I wore a little bit of red, that would symbolize the energy of flirtatious affairs. If I were to put myself into a red car, I could be overwhelmed by the energy!
ELIAS: Quite! I shall be expressing to you, if you are moving into this type of direction, you may be choosing to be acquiring of a bright orange vehicle, for this shall be the outward symbol of the orange energy center that you hold within your physical form, which is your sexuality! (Grinning)
RODNEY: (Laughing) Actually, I’ve been drawn to orange-redness! (Elias chuckles) I thank you very much for all of that.
ELIAS: You are very welcome.” [session 303, August 01, 1998]
ELIAS: “You may access many different elements of self within these [out-of-body] states, for you do not block yourselves quite as intensely. You allow yourselves much more freedom within these states of consciousness. Therefore, they are quite advantageous to you in much of your investigations, not only in the areas of accessing other focuses but within your attention of THIS particular focus, in accessing information in regard to this shift in consciousness and accessing information of self and belief systems and behaviors, and also entering into areas of accessing information of other individuals, and in this offering yourself more information that may be helpful to you within your confusions of other individuals and how they are creating their reality.
TOM: Yes, exactly. This has been happening quite a bit this past month since my adventure in physical proximity with Sena [Melinda], of facing lots of beliefs and belief cages or aspects.
ELIAS: Quite, and in these situations you may be offering yourselves much information in the area of other individuals and their perceptions, which are quite influencing in how they are directing their attention and how they are creating their reality, for their perception also is quite influenced by their belief systems.
You may hold the same belief system as another individual, but your perception may be different from another individual’s perception of the same belief system or of the same aspects of the belief system. There are different angles to each of the aspects of the belief systems. This be another reason that this analogy of the bird cage and the birds seems quite efficient to be focusing upon in the area of viewing and addressing to belief systems, for as you look to each of these birds within the bird cage, you may also offer yourself the concept that you may be viewing one bird, one aspect of a belief system, from the direction of one certain angle. Another individual may be viewing the same bird, but viewing this bird from a different angle. Therefore, their perception of this bird shall be quite different from your own.
In accessing other individuals telepathically and empathically within out-of-body states, you may offer yourselves much more information in the area of which angle another individual is perceiving an aspect of a belief system. In this action you shall offer yourself much more of an understanding, for you shall offer yourself more information.
TOM: Yes, I think that’s been happening quite a bit this past month! It’s tying into a couple of dreams I’ve had too, about transition and being trained in Regional Area 3 for helping people with transition, I think, and a warehouse where instead of bird cages, the people were in the cages themselves with their belief system. (Elias grins) And somehow I was showing some of them different floors to the building rather than the basement, and I was wondering if you had any comments on these dreams, if it is more for transitioning out of beliefs?
ELIAS: This would be quite in alignment with this discussion presently, for you have offered yourself a viewing of this same concept: the difference in angles of viewing aspects of belief systems. Now; let me express to you, within this imagery you also offer yourself the identification that not only may you be viewing belief systems in the same location from different angles, but you may also place yourself in different locations, which shall be more influencing of your perceptions, for it shall remove you more from the belief system or from the aspects of the belief system. Therefore, these aspects appear less clear.
If you are viewing the aspect from a different floor, you are much removed from this aspect. You are not viewing from an angle which may be perceived to be close, and you have offered yourself the imagery of obstacles that block the viewing of these aspects. If the bird appears upon one floor and you occupy the space arrangement upon another floor, there shall be a floor or a ceiling between you and the bird. This is not to say that the bird does not exist and occupy the space arrangement upon another floor, but you have created an obstacle that blocks your vision of the bird. Therefore, you may not properly identify what it appears to be.
TOM: Okay, so it’s more of a ... some of what I’ve been doing is to block the view of these aspects rather than viewing all the emotional feelings that they strike in me?
ELIAS: Think of our birds within our cage and offer yourself the visualization of merely one bird, which is one aspect of a belief system. But as you allow yourself the thought process and the visual of merely one physical bird, offer yourself the recognition that this bird may be invoking of many different perceptions dependent upon what you focus upon in viewing this bird.
Are you viewing its feathers? Are you viewing the entirety of its form? Do you look to its feet? Do you watch its wings? Shall it be fluttering its wings, or shall it be still? Do you look to this bird face on, or do you view it from the side or from behind? Are you viewing from above or below? What color are its feathers? How many colors does this particular bird possess? Is it large or is it small? NOW you may understand the complexity of viewing aspects of a belief system, and we are merely speaking of one aspect, not all of the aspects!
Therefore, in this you may also view the efficiency and the benefit of allowing yourselves to access ANY area of consciousness that shall be facilitating of your ability to be not only viewing from your own perspective and not only viewing the birds within your own cage and those birds which you draw your attention to, but to be viewing the birds that other individuals draw their attention to and which angle they are accessing and what they view.
TOM: So in viewing others and their aspects of their bird cages, I would be attempting to clear out my cages?
ELIAS: Absolutely. Now; let me also be reminding you that it is quite easily accomplished with individuals within physical focus to be moving into this area of accessing information of other individuals, and subsequently moving into areas of judgment in expressing to themselves that they view solutions to certain situations with regard to aspects of belief systems, and feel a need, so to speak – quite figuratively speaking – to be offering this information to other individuals to be helpful to them.
(Firmly) This is not helpful! This is justification within self and judgment with another individual. It is NOT your concern to be inventorying another individual’s perception! You may be offering YOURSELF information, that YOU may move more easily into an acceptance and more easily into the area of viewing more of the angles of different aspects of belief systems, but it is not of your concern to be accessing this information to be reflecting the information back to another individual.
TOM: Because this information you may, so to speak, distort through your own aspects, so it is best not to tell the other person of this information, correct? Is that the way I am understanding you?
ELIAS: Partially. Also, each individual shall be accessing information that they move in the direction of readiness to be accessing, and they shall be addressing to their own perceptions AS PER THEIR CHOICE. It is not for any other individual to be moving into the direction of personal responsibility, to be attempting to accomplish this FOR another individual, for you may not accomplish this for any other individual regardless. But this is a very large area that individuals move into in creating much conflict for themselves and for other individuals, for they are not merely accepting of the information and applying this information in areas that may be helpful to themselves, but they move into areas of a false sense of helpfulness, which in actuality is an expression of their own justification and of their own judgment of other individuals and their realities.
Now; this is not to say that you may not be helpful to another individual. You are quite helpful in the area of consciousness, which does not necessarily need be expressed objectively within language. You may be expressing in action, as in compliance with our analogy of the little sapling, (19) but not necessarily in the area of expressing verbally to another individual.
Now; let me also express that at times other individuals may be objectively approaching you and requesting helpfulness. In this situation, I am suggesting that you engage your inner senses, that you may be offering the most efficient manner of helpfulness without allowing yourself to be interjecting your own judgments in your helpfulness.” [session 311, September 01, 1998]
Note: this is the first of two parts on belief systems. Go to belief systems; an overview, pt. 2.
(1) Paul’s note: here’s the excerpt from the session in which Elias delivered this important information (I have underlined each belief system for clarity, as Elias did not originally instruct for this to be done):
(3) Paul’s note: Elias refers to four people, at this time, whose intents are closely involved in what he terms “the pyramid focus” – Vicki Pendley, Cathy McCallum, Ron Churchman, and Mary Ennis. Slightly over a year later, a “fifth point” of the pyramid focus appeared named David Tate. According to Elias, ... well this is one of those sci-fi/Zen concepts of his, so I’ll defer to the proverbial horses’s mouth.
Digests: find out more about pyramid focuses.
(4) Paul’s note: Elias has offered numerous exercises. Every page in this site has a link in the gold left-hand margin to the Exercises page.
Exercises: find out more about the Exercises.
(5) Vic’s note: this is in reference to the “alien creature” that Mary and I created one day for a short time. In that moment, this creature was real. We can both vouch for that. However, in our officially accepted reality, it was a large plastic spoon!
(6) Vic’s note: Elias often refers to the essence of Paul (Patel) as “my dear friend.” Paul (Patel) was introduced by Elias as an essence that had much relevant information to deliver, and would most likely, deliver it through Ron via “automatic writing.” Patel is the essence name and Paul is a focus of Patel’s that Ron connect’s with very strongly. Hence, we often use both names to describe this essence. Elias occasionally uses only the name Paul or Patel but they refer to the same essence. Ron began this energy exchange on June 10, 1996.
For the most part, Paul (Patel) delivers information that is similar to the information that Elias delivers. However, it seems to be of a more personal nature than the information offered by Elias. Most of the exchanges are either in response to specific questions asked, or are a complement to the concepts presented in the information offered by Elias.
Digests: find out more about Paul (Patel).
(7) Paul’s note: a foxtail is the name for a seed pod found in a type of wild grass that grows in high desert regions of the Western United States. The grass can grow upwards of two feet tall. The seed pods are one to three inches long, fanning outward from the stem, hence the name foxtail. They contain numerous small barbs on the seed covers. So when a person or animal walks by them, they tend to attach themselves to skin and/or clothing. If a foxtail gets imbedded under the skin, the barbs make it impossible to pull out. The only way to remove it is to push it through. One can imagine the painful potentials.
(8) Paul’s note: Elias refers to the following statement made by Paul (Patel) in session 03, June 29, 1996 and the word “doctrines”:
You’ll note that Elias makes this comment on the day after Paul (Patel) (June 30, 1996) delivered his information. Then, Paul (Patel) responds in kind the following day, session 04, July 01, 1996:
This offers a wonderful insight into the complementary nature of the information offered by Elias and Paul (Patel) at this early stage. It also reveals part of the dynamics of interaction between forum participants who attend sessions, digest and question the information, and then sometimes get confused when interpreting it. Luckily, Elias and Paul (Patel), like good teachers, always do their best to clear up the confusion.
Digests: find out more about Paul (Patel).
(9) Paul’s note: Jim refers to the Rakie Rekhop Material, courtesy of Linda Neimeyer, Rakie’s partner in the Metatron’s Wheel Project. This wheel used as a metaphysical metaphor based upon the number 12. It covers a wide array of concepts from physical and inner senses, to male/female duality, and energy centers (“chakras”).
(12) Vic’s note: Referring to the essences that help support the energy exchange between Mary and Elias; Ayla represents yellow, Ordin represents purple, Otha represents green, Tomkin represents red, Patel represents orange, and Elias represents blue. These colors each represent an essence family in the educational game.
Digests: find out more about the game.
Digests: find out more about energy exchanges.
(13) Vic’s note: the second sentence in this paragraph was originally stated:
I received some very strong impressions, (unofficial information!) while going through Margot’s transcription of this session, that the words “unofficial information” were incorrect. When I listened to the sentence on tape, I realized that the words were indeed correct, although Elias “bobbled” while saying them – my term for when Elias stumbles over his own tongue. At that moment, I received what I interpreted to be the correct words. This was an extremely difficult moment.
I’ve always been aware of Elias’ interaction with me during the transcribing process, but I’ve never changed any words! After much deliberation and arguing with myself, I’ve decided to trust the interaction and insert the words I think I “heard.” Readers of this transcript can use their own discretion as to what rings true to them. And no, I haven’t asked Elias about this, nor do I plan to. I’ve decided to trust myself and my impressions and my interpretation of Elias’ interaction with me, and also your ability to decide for yourselves. (But this is really difficult!)
(14) Vic’s note: this sentence was delivered as such:
I have changed it slightly in the script to make it easier to read and to understand. This of course is per my own individual understanding, which could be incorrect.
(15) Paul’s note: Drew’s question is in reference to an earlier question that Vicki had posed:
Paul’s note: a reference to the “Philadelphia Experiment” in which the U.S. Navy supposedly experimented with powerful electromagnetic fields to make the Destroyer Escort – USS Eldridge – optically invisible in October of 1943. This is a classic X-file type story as the U.S. Navy has categorically denied this event ever took place.
According to what is now really a legend, as the ship became “invisible” and then “returned,” there were disastrous consequences on the crew – including insanity, burns, and becoming fused with objects on the ship. The ship may indeed have “traveled interdimensionally” to Norfolk, Virginia and back to its Philadelphia Navy shipyard dock, all without moving “around” space in conventional terms but “through” it.
(16) Vic’s note: regarding the Philadelphia Experiment, here’s an excerpt from session 06 dated May 14, 1995:
(17) Paul’s note: Elias refers to an exercise he presented that deals with more efficient ways to use our energy fields – allowing energy to penetrate or be buffered according to our choices (after all, we do create our own realities!)
(18) Vic’s note: Margot initially transcribed this session and sent me the following note: “As soon as I heard Rodney’s voice, I felt a distinct connection to him. I can’t recall that this has happened before with a new voice, and nearly every time I went to type ‘Rodney,’ I began typing ‘George’ instead. Frustrating as well as interesting!!”
So, I’m not going to change “George roars with laughter.” Actually, this is quite interesting because of another note Margot sent, which is as follows: “Vic, does it seem to you that Elias spoke especially affectionately to Rodney? At times it was as if they were two old guys, old friends having a friendly chat.”
This appears to be connected to a man named Charles who attended session 79, March 17, 1996. Elias referred to Charles as an “old friend” and said he was fragmented of Tomkin, which is the essence that represents the Milumet family in our game and is one of 12 essences involved with the energy exchange with Elias. What is interesting is that Mary’s daughter Elizabeth had an imaginary friend as a child who looked exactly like Charles. Elias identified this imaginary friend as the essence of Tomkin. Elizabeth called him George.
Transcripts: find out more about the excerpt in session 79.
What is also interesting is that in my memory, only one person has brought an infant to a session. This baby was identified by Elias as being a focus of Tomkin. His physical name is Zachary, which is very similar to Rodney’s essence name.
Now, a note from Rodney:
Now, ain’t that interesting imagery?
(19) Paul’s note: a reference to the “straight little sapling” allegory that Elias often refers to when he discusses our need to trust, accept, take full responsibility for only ourselves.
Digests: find out more about the sapling story.
Note: this is the first of two parts on belief systems. Go to belief systems; an overview, pt. 2.
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