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In this Issue:

> December - Over 2,500 Visitors!
> Gem of the Month
> Resources for Newcomers
> New Digests & Exercises
> Recently Published Transcripts: December 2002
> Please Send Us Any Mistakes!
> Power Users Tip of the Month - Holiday!
> Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private or Group Session
> Order Video and Audio Tapes
> Upcoming Elias Group Sessions - 2003 Schedule and Updates
> Public Email Lists
> Explore the Elias forum webring

December - Over 2,500 Visitors!

Newsletters since March 2002 are available online in the Library, under the letter “N” at:

Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over (233,900) webpages to more than (17,100) users in over 40 countries. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!

Joanne and I are looking forward to the upcoming January 18, 2003 group session in Castaic, CA, hosted by Pat Betzhold (supported by the usual suspects :-). We hope to see you there.

Also, Lynda Symans is hosting a March 15th, 2003 group session in Brattleboro, VT. For group and private session info, there is more info below and permanent links at the bottom of our homepage:

If you use this newsletter and website, please take a minute to give us your feedback.

Best Wishes,

Paul & Jo Helfrich
Castaic, California, USA

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Gem of the Month

The Gem of the Month is a regular feature that provides an excerpt from a recent transcript that captures a snapshot of essential Elias.

This month’s Gem comes from Kevin’s private session:

ELIAS: “The manner in which you begin to create this movement in relationship with self is to be turning your attention to self, allowing yourself to hold your attention within the now, not projecting futurely or pastly, and allowing yourself to pay attention to your communications that you offer to yourself.

“Now; in paying attention to self, recognize that in actuality you create every aspect of your reality in every moment. In this, it matters not what may be occurring in objective imagery or in any expression that you view as being outside of yourself in circumstance, in situation, in objects, in other individuals. For in actuality, you are creating ALL of the movement and all of the imagery.

“In recognizing that every aspect of your reality is created by yourself, you turn your attention to self, allowing yourself the recognition of your own responsibility for all of your reality, which in actuality offers you tremendous freedom. For in the moments that you are holding your attention outside of self and projecting your attention to situations, things or other individuals, you limit your freedom and you limit your choices. For in those moments, you create an association that there are expressions within your reality that you do not create, that create your reality for you.

“I may express to you, my friend, many individuals within this time framework are quite familiar with the concept that you create your reality; but for the most part, individuals accept this concept merely in part. You accept that you create some aspects of your reality, but you also deem that there are other aspects of your reality that you do not create, that are created for you, and this is incorrect. This is a limitation which is created within your movements, for if you are not creating certain aspects of your reality, you are limited in how you may be creating your movements, and you limit your choices.

“Therefore in allowing yourself to genuinely recognize – not merely intellectually, but genuinely recognize – that every moment of your reality is your OWN individual creation and expression, you begin turning your attention to self, and as you turn your attention to self, you allow yourself to pay attention to all of the avenues of communication that you offer to yourself.

“One of the most efficient avenues of communication offered by the subjective awareness to the objective awareness is the communication of emotion. As I have expressed many times previously, emotion is not a reaction. It is a communication which is offered by the subjective awareness to the objective awareness in a precise identification of what you are creating in the moment.

“Now; you are familiar with the signals of emotion, and for the most part may allow yourself to easily identify what the signals of emotion are. You recognize quickly the feelings that you experience and assign an identification or definition to that feeling. This is the signal. But within the expression of emotion there are two aspects: the signal to gain your attention, and the message. Paying attention to the message allows you to be becoming more familiar with your own expressions and movements, and allows you an identification of motivation and of what you are creating within any particular moment.

“Now; you also offer yourself communications in other avenues. All of your senses, inner and outer senses, provide you with information and communications. Your impressions and your impulses offer communication to you.

“Allow yourself a recognition that thought is not a communication. Let me express to you, my friend, that within the movement of this shift in this present time framework, all of you within your physical dimension are creating a movement of redefining terms, which moves your perception and thusly redefines all of your reality and how you move within it.

“Now; in this present time framework, what is being redefined in terms and in association is the communication of emotion and the function of thought. Thought is a mechanism that you have created in the design of this physical reality. It is not a communication; it is, in a manner of speaking, a mechanism. It is a function that you have created to translate and interpret actual communications.

“Thought is tremendously influenced by your beliefs, but it also is quite influencing of your perception. Therefore there is importance and significance in recognizing its actual function and therefore allowing it to function in the manner in which it has been designed, rather than attempting to incorporate the movement of thought to be creating your reality. This becomes confusing and quite challenging with many individuals, as they misinterpret the function of thought and attempt to direct thought to be functioning in a manner in which it has not been designed.

“Therefore, as you familiarize yourself with your attention, with your communications and with the mechanisms that move in conjunction with each other to be creating your reality, you offer yourself objectively a clearer understanding of how you create your reality; and in this familiarization of self, you also create the movement of trust of your abilities and acceptance of yourself, which allows you to move into the acceptance of your beliefs, which is the point of this shift in consciousness.” [session 886, August 19, 2001]

Digests: find out more about avenues of communication:

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Resources for Newcomers

New to the information? Want to share it with friends and family? Here are some great pages to read, print out, and/or send via email:

> Introduction & Overview

> Acceptance 101

> Acceptance 102

> “the straight little sapling”

> “the secret of life”

> About Elias

> A Seth, Elias Comparative Overview

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Recent Digests & Exercises

The website is a work in progress! New transcripts come out almost every week that further expand the information offered to date by Elias. New excerpts are added to various Digests every month, and new Exercises, too, when new material is offered.

New & Updated! Exercises

> paying attention to self

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Recently Published Transcripts: December 2002

Thanks to Bobbi Houle, Paul Tews, Margot Reed, Daryl Horton, and Fran Wing, new transcripts are published weekly. Also, if you or someone you know wants to get ON or OFF the email list to receive new transcripts, contact Bobbi H. at Please specify a preference, either MS Word or Plain Text.

> Session 697, Sunday, September 24, 2000
“Noticing Your Own Voice, Your Own Desire”
“Dissipating the Expression of Fear”
“STOP the Judgment”

> Session 880, Monday, August 13, 2001
“Agreements within Consciousness”
“Restlessness and Frustration in Young People”

> Session 881, Monday, August 13, 2001
“Mergence of Essences to Create a Focus”
“No Absolutes”

> Session 882, Monday, August 13, 2001
“The Communication of Imagination”
“Emergence Pain”

> Session 883, Thursday, August 16, 2001
“Confusion in Direction”
“Creating in the Now”

> Session 884, Thursday, August 16, 2001
“Belief: Struggle and Difficulty Creates Value”

> Session 885, Saturday, August 18, 2001
“Sunday Blues”
“Emotional Signals of Denying Choice”
“Connecting with ‘Bad’ Focuses”
“Big Dog/Small Dog Analogy”

> Session 886, Sunday, August 19, 2001
“Creating Intimacy and a Familiarization with Self”

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Please Send Us Any Mistakes!

Another special thank you to those of you who continue to send us reports of typos or suspected errors. We greatly appreciate your efforts in helping to keep this HUGE online encyclopedia free of mistakes! It is an ongoing effort and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know when you find something odd.

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Power Users Tip of the Month - Holiday!

Last month we explored the world of Elias on eBooks. This month we’re going to take a holiday! Whoohoo! Next month, we'll finally take a look at Public Email Lists.

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Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private or Group Session

Mary Ennis holds private and group sessions. Rates are:

Private: approx. one hour phone or in person - $140 (includes audio tape)
Group: approx. two hours - $1,500 plus travel expenses

Phone: 802-258-6574

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Order Video and Audio Tapes

Group sessions are available to everyone, and individual private sessions are available to the participant, or with the participant’s expressed permission. The proceeds go toward converting the existing videotape archive into a more stable DVD format, and other forum-related projects.

Now available from Ron Churchman:

$25 per session/video or DVD

$10 per session/audio

$25 current transcripts on CD-R. Available in MS-Word or text formats.


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Upcoming Elias Group Sessions - 2003 Schedule and Updates

Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $50.00

Hosted by Pat Betzhold
(at Paul & Jo’s Castaic Clubhouse)

Please send snail mail check to:
Pat Betzhold
23751 Burbank Blvd.
Woodland Hills, Ca 91367
(818) 999-2465

Click here for full details.

Saturday, March 15th, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $50.00

Hosted by Lynda Symans
(at the Holiday Inn Express, Brattleboro, Vermont)

Make checks payable to: Lynda Symans. She’d like to have everyone’s group session fee by February 1st 2003.

Lynda Symans
39 Williston Street #3
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
(802) 257-9443

Click here for full details.

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Public Email Lists

Check out the Elias List on Yahoo! Groups, moderated by Gerhard Fuchs <>

Check out the NewWorldView Discussion Forums, moderated by Paul Helfrich <> and Ellen Gilbert <>

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Explore the Elias forum webring

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Send any questions to the ringmeister at:

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