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In this Issue:

> What’s New?
> Gem of the Month
> Resources for Newcomers
> New & Updated Digests/Exercises
> Recently Published Transcripts: December 2004
> Please Notify Us About Typos, Broken Links, Or ...
> Monthly Musings - NIRAA and the Ten Belief Systems - Step 4. Acceptance
> Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private or Group Session
> Upcoming Elias Group Sessions - 2005 Schedule and Updates
> Order Video and Audio Tapes
> Order The Shift: A Time of Change
> Order Mindscapes Music CD
> Order The Cellophane Prophecy
> Public Email Lists

What’s New?

> Over 1 million webpages served!

Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 1,097,000 webpages to more than 68,300 visitors in over 120 countries. We also served over 3,600 visitors last month. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!

> Books & Music

Click to order. The Shift: A Time of Change compiled by David Tate.

This 365 page second edition of Elias excerpts features a beautiful new cover design, and an extra 70 pages of new information. A must-have for any collector and enthusiast.

Listen to Mindscapes. Mindscapes Music CD by Paul Helfrich.

A conscious creation music CD with over an hour of music on 22 tracks. Now available on Apple iTunes for Mac and Windows!

Read The Cellophane Prophecy. The Cellophane Prophecy by J. K. Greenfield (aka Jo Helfrich).

A hilarious spoof on the New Age classic The Celestine Prophecy.

> DVD Archive Project Update

This is one of those “behind the scenes” projects whose goal is to ensure that the legacy of the Elias forum continues long after we’re gone. At last count, Mary had recorded over 1,600 sessions on videotape! Since DVDs take up less space, we purchased a DVD recorder last March, and began to transfer the ’95 sessions from Ron and Cathy Churchman’s video archive. We’ve finished through session 352.

If you'd like to make a contribution to help support this project and the website, click here.

Also, see below for details on:

> Group E-fest in Castaic, California in January 2005.

> Group E-fest in New Orleans, Louisiana in April 2005.

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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 is taken from Debi’s private session:

DEBI: “We’ll get back to the session yesterday (1), and the information may be in here. I think you’ll understand, if I can explain this right, or even if I can’t. There’s some type of imagery I get sometimes, and it’s in that in-between state between awake and asleep. It’s not like a thumbprint or a fingerprint, but a fingerprint is the closest thing in words I know that I can associate it with. I’ve gotten that a couple of times, and it’s like I feel your energy at the same time. I’m wondering if you could tell me a little bit about what are we doing in that timeframe when I get that imagery like that.”

ELIAS: “Exploring your uniqueness and not generating comparison.”

DEBI: “Which is a big theme here, huh?”

ELIAS: “Correct.”

DEBI: “Automatic response.”

ELIAS: “Correct.”

DEBI: “I flinch and I go, ‘Ugh!’ whenever we do that.”

ELIAS: “For it is quite familiar to you to be comparing, and therefore you are allowing yourself to subjectively explore the action of not comparing and exploring your uniqueness, which is not comparable...”

DEBI: “To anyone.”

ELIAS: “Correct.”

DEBI: “Hence the term ‘unique.’ It’s such a contradiction, isn’t it, to want to cherish this thing of uniqueness and all the time trying to be just like everyone else.” (Laughs)

ELIAS: “Correct.”

DEBI: “It’s like this polarization.”

ELIAS: “But this is the action of shifting, my friend: moving into the expression of appreciation of your individuality.”

DEBI: “I so hope that’s the momentum that I’m in and it’s where I’m carrying myself. It just seems to me that so much of what I find objectionable is related to that and so much energy spent in struggling with that. I’m frankly tired, just tired!”

ELIAS: “It is an expression of much energy and may be quite fatiguing, for you are forcing against your own energy.”

DEBI: “There has come a point now where I know that that’s not necessary, and so it’s like, ‘This must stop’.”

ELIAS: “Yes.”

DEBI: “I don’t have to do this. I didn’t even know I was doing this, and now that I do, I have a choice.”

ELIAS: “Correct.”

DEBI: “It doesn’t always feel like I have a choice, but somewhere inside I know that just by that information there, suddenly there’s a choice that didn’t exist.”

ELIAS: “Many times it may be quite beneficial to focus your attention upon those actions that you incorporate that you may deem to be negative, for in paying attention to those expressions, it offers you the opportunity to view how often you generate that type of expression, which as you view the frequency of those types of actions that you incorporate and become more aware, you generate more of a motivation to offer yourself other choices.

“Therefore, I express to you to incorporate an exercise within your next week, each day, and within each of your days note physically each time you engage the action of comparing yourself with any other individual.”

DEBI: (Laughs) “That’s going to be all day, isn’t it! And that’s the point, too. I’ll do it!”

ELIAS: “Very well!”

DEBI: “I’m already doing it a little, enough that I know that it’s going to be constant.”

ELIAS: “In the same manner that you are incorporating notes now, incorporate a notebook and note each time you are generating this action of comparison, for this is purposeful. It not merely offers you the opportunity to view the frequency of this action that you incorporate and offers you a new motivation to offer yourself new choices, but it also offers you the opportunity to examine what influences that action.”

DEBI: “What’s happening in each moment that that’s occurring.”

ELIAS: “Correct. What are you generating as a trigger that generates that response within yourself? And as you progress throughout your week in noting each time you are incorporating this action of comparison, begin allowing yourself to examine what you are generating as a trigger. Do not concern yourself with this action initially. Initially, merely note each time you are incorporating the action. That allows you the opportunity to become familiar with recognizing and noticing.

“Once you have become familiar, subsequent to perhaps two days with noticing and recognizing the action, then you may begin to pay attention not merely to the action of comparing, but also allowing yourself to move farther and identify your trigger. The trigger may not always be the same; there may be different triggers. But the outcome is the same.”

DEBI: “I end up in the comparing.”

ELIAS: “Correct. This offers you the opportunity to discover within yourself and familiarize yourself with what types of interactions, what types of events, what types of actions and choices that you incorporate trigger your automatic response of comparison.”

DEBI: “This is my primary automatic...”

ELIAS: “Yes.”

DEBI: “...response, the comparing.”

ELIAS: “Yes, which you have been generating throughout your focus.”

DEBI: “It feels like forever.”

ELIAS: “Correct.”

DEBI: “The furthest memory I can remember, it was the same feeling, the same action. What is interesting was when you first said to note when I compare and what triggers it. You subsequently said what do I generate as a trigger, and something just switched around. Wait a minute! I’m always looking at it as something outside of myself until you said what do I generate as a trigger, and then it puts a whole new spin on it. I don’t even know what all, where all it’s going, but I will.”

ELIAS: “I am understanding that your automatic direction is to associate that some other individual or circumstance or situation is triggering you. No. You generate the scenarios, you draw individuals to yourself, you create situations, and thusly you generate a trigger.” [session 1169, October 27, 2002]

End Notes:

(1) Paul’s note: Debi refers to the group session from the previous day, 1167, October 26, 2002 in which Elias presented an exercise to notice our attention in relation to automatic responses.

Digests: find out more about attention.

Exercises: explore the pay attention to self exercise.

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Resources for Newcomers

New to the information? Want to share it with someone else? Here are some great pages to read and/or print out to share with friends and family:

> Introduction & Overview

> Acceptance 101

> Acceptance 102

> “the straight little sapling”

> “the secret of life”

> About Elias

> A Glossary of Elias’ Terms

> A Seth, Elias Comparative Overview

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New & Updated 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

> pay attention to self (automatic responses)

> noticing automatic responses: comparisons

New & Updated! Updated Digests

> accepting self
> aspects of essence; an overview
> attention (doing and choosing)
> bleed-through
> dis-ease and healing
> energy exchanges (Elias, Patel)
> focus of essence; an overview
> fear
> inner senses: conceptualization
> intents
> links of consciousness
> probabilities
> the nine children of Rose
> shift in consciousness
> time frameworks
> transition

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Recently Published Transcripts: December 2004

Thanks to Bobbi Houle, Paul Tews, Margot Reed, Daryl Horton, Fran Wing, and Donna Friedman, new transcripts are published weekly. 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 1165, Monday, October 21, 2002
“Judgment, Discernment, and Automatic Responses”
“Silver, Gold and Copper”

> Session 1166, Tuesday, October 22, 2002
“An Executive Coaching Session”
“Winning the Lottery”

> Session 1167, Saturday, October 26, 2002
“Exercise: What Is Your Most Familiar Automatic Response?”
“What You Are DOING”

> Session 1168, Sunday, October 27, 2002
“Gender Energy, Reliance on Thought, and Shifting”

> Session 1169, Sunday, October 27, 2002
“Comparison as an Automatic Response and an Exercise”

> Session 1170, Sunday, October 27, 2002
“Freedom to Do What YOU Want, While Being Wife and Mother”

> Session 1171, Sunday, October 27, 2002
“The Expression of Longing”
“Dream Triggers and Lucid Dreaming”

> Session 1172, Sunday, October 27, 2002
“Looking for a Relationship”

> Session 1173, Monday, October 28, 2002
“Depression, Medication, Health and Body Beliefs”
“What is the REAL Reality?”

> Session 1174, Monday, October 28, 2002
“Who Is My Oversoul?”
“Political Focus”
“It Is YOU Offering Yourself Information”

> Session 1175, Monday, October 28, 2002
“Reflections Are Different from Mirror Actions”
“Genuine Acceptance of the Expression of Victim”
“Timing of Information and Transcripts”

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Please Notify Us About Typos, Broken Links, Or ...

Another special thank you to those of you who continue to send us reports of typos, broken links, or suspected errors. We greatly appreciate your efforts in helping to keep this HUGE online encyclopedia free of mistakes (even though “Elias says” there aren’t any :-) 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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Monthly Musings - NIRAA and the Ten Belief Systems - Step 4. Acceptance

Last month we continued to explore the NIRAA (pronounced nigh-rah) method of accepting self and belief systems by concentrating on the third step – addressing to. The idea was to learn how periods of conflict always lessen when we finally address to whatever belief systems we've previously noticed, identified, and recognized. I suggested that you pick one of the ten basic belief systems and focus upon that for the month. For example, relationships provide fertile ground for NIRAAing during the holidays. The following excerpt shows some of the rich possibilities and aspects of the belief system some of you may have explored.

“I have expressed that the belief system is the bird cage. The cage itself is the belief system of relationship in any of its forms. All of the birds contained within this cage, of which there are hundreds within this particular cage, are the aspects of the belief system. You may express those elements such as you have – monogamy, expectations, integrity, ethics, justification, hurtfulness, joyfulness, death, birth, behaviors, sexuality, love, emotion – any of these are all aspects of the belief system itself.

“The aspects are what influence you to be moving in any given direction. The aspects of the belief system are those elements which are to be addressed to, that you may be accepting of the belief system. And as you address to each aspect and you accept each aspect of the belief system, you allow that little bird to fly away, and you continue to accept the aspects of the belief system until all of the birds have flown from the cage and the cage remains empty, and this would be the action of accepting a belief system.” [session 308, August 21, 1998]

This leads us to the fourth and final step of the NIRAA process – acceptance. This process may seem very Zen or contradictory during the initial stages of practice, but in time it becomes clearer just how simple it really is:

  • The foundation of acceptance is based upon action of noticing – that mindful awareness in the present moment of what we're doing and choosing.
  • Next, identifying and recognizing help us to bring into objective awareness the specific aspects of the belief system underlying our behavior and perception. Again, this often involves repeated behaviors in which we create varying degrees of conflict, anxiety, and dis-ease.
  • Next, the addressing to involves a lessening of conflict as we gain insight into our behavior, intention, and beliefs.
  • Finally, in the action of accepting a belief or belief system we move into a conflict-free state, a completely neutral approach to the situation where “it matters not.”

(Humorously) “Shall I express to you the secret of physical focus, the secret of acceptance of a belief system, the meaning of life? You shall be the first! I shall offer it personally to you, and you may express this to the multitudes! The secret is ... it matters not!” [session 278, April 30, 1998]

However, “it matters not” doesn't mean that nothing matters! Elias is clear that we will still hold preferences and opinions. The true metric of the “it matters not” is no conflict. This does not include a lack of compassion and empathy or denial and dissociation from our needs or those of others, but a state of equanimity, balance, and harmony that affects those around us.

“If you are inquiring as to, ‘What matters, Elias?’ – for I have expressed to you all so very often of what matters not! – I shall express to you, what matters is you and your perception and your viewing of self, for in this, as you allow yourself acceptance and trust, you offer yourself freedom, and within this expression of freedom, you are affecting of ALL of consciousness.” [session 683, August 20, 2000]

This also means that the action of acceptance can help us to widen objective and subjective awareness, and even engage the remembrance of essence while physical. These are all potentials within the action of the shift in consciousness.

(Intently) “This is what you move into now within the action of this shift. You move away from your judgments of good and bad and you move into the acceptance of belief systems and the recognition that they ARE belief systems, and in this you neutralize their affectingness. IT MATTERS NOT. (Brief pause)

(Very intently) “If I shall express to any of you, within all of my engagements with you within physical interaction, any quote that shall be remembered, it shall become ‘It matters not,’ for your expressions are merely those of experience. You are immensely – underline immensely – vaster than your comprehension of yourselves within this one particular physical focus, and this vastness of self is available to you. You are not limited to the understanding of only this one focus. You hold ALL of essence within you. It is NOT a being outside of you. Your relationship with yourself is not a relationship which is engaged with some elusive entity that floats about outside of you. Information that you allow yourselves to connect to is NOT outside of you. ALL of the information is held within you.

“I have expressed many times that the only difference between yourselves and myself is that you do not remember and I do. You have chosen to be forgetful, that you may create within physical focus a purity of experience and a fullness of experience in physical aspects. Therefore, you have CHOSEN to be forgetting of all of essence and the vastness of yourselves. I no longer occupy physical focus. Therefore, I hold the remembrance, but you now move into this action of this shift in consciousness and you now offer yourselves the remembrance also.” [session 302, July 26, 1998]

So, for this month, in exploring step 4 we will incorporate whatever belief system we worked with last month during the holidays. If you managed to work through and lessen conflict, that is, the addressing to, then you may continue toward complete acceptance, neutrality, lack of conflict. Let's say you have a family member, and you've been engaging conflict over dealing with a parent or child in failing health, family finances, or political views. If you're entering a state of acceptance, then you will be able to engage them with little or no conflict while still holding differing opinions or preferences. Interacting with them simply won't set you off, even if the other person gets in your face about the same old crap. It simply matters not, that's the true test that you've entered a state of acceptance.

This month simply notice how often you are able to create or enter into this state of acceptance on the same difficult issue you've been practicing with last month. As always, it's important to do this every day for 5-10 minutes. In time, you should notice that you actually accept something or someone that you've been having great conflict with. If you don't have immediate results don't give up. We didn't learn to speak, ride a bike, or play the piano in a month. The NIRAA practice builds over time. In the mean time, we learn in step 4 that the action of acceptance occurs within the Now, and that action is more often than not a temporary state.

“Acceptance is generated in the moment. This is significant, for what you are expressing ... is quite similar to the directions of every other individual within this room. There is a thought process that is generated that once you move your awareness into acceptance, you shall be DONE! (Group laughter) And you shall never need the expression of attempting acceptance ever after, for you have accomplished acceptance of each belief.” [session 1116, June 16, 2002]

Finally, in step 4 we begin to realize we will still hold preferences and opinions, and may disagree with others, but they no longer create conflict, anxiety, or dis-ease. Eventually, the belief system of duplicity, which affects the other nine so strongly, must be addressed to and accepted as well. The rest follows from there.

“The expression of acceptance is the recognition that there are no absolutes, that you incorporate beliefs, they exist, and you recognize and allow yourself the choice of your preference in the moment, knowing that your preference is not absolute, is not truth. It is your preference in association with your beliefs in acknowledgment of them in the moment.

“This is what is meant, as I have expressed to you all previously, that you may be accepting of beliefs and also continue to express your individual opinions and preferences, which I am aware that as I have offered that information for the most part individuals either do not incorporate an understanding of that concept or do not hear it, period. For your automatic association is that you shall eliminate the one belief system of duplicity and therefore you shall allow yourselves the ability to accept all of the other belief systems.

“No, you shall accept the belief system of duplicity, recognizing that you shall continue to express a good or bad in association with your reality, but knowing that that is your individual preference and opinion and that it is not truth and that it is not absolute, and therefore generate the acceptance of difference, recognizing that you choose your expressions and what you want and how you shall explore your reality in the manner in which you prefer, and that other individuals also generate the same. And in that expression, you each create differently.” [session 1124, July 05, 2002]

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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 = $250 (includes audio tape)

Group: (50 or more people) = $1,500 plus travel expenses

Note: can now use your credit card through PayPal.

To schedule contact Mary Ennis:

Phone: 802-258-6574

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2005 Schedule and Updates

January 2005 Elias Group Session - Castaic, California
(@40 miles north of Los Angeles)

Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 1:00 PM. Cost is $85.

Hosted by Pat Betzhold, or (818) 999-2465.

Follow this link for more info.

April 2005 Elias Group Session - New Orleans, Louisiana

Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 1:00 PM. Cost is $85.

Hosted by Lynda Symans, or (802) 257-9443.

Follow this link for more info.

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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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New & Updated! Order The Shift: A Time of Change
compiled by David Tate

Click here to enlarge. Publication date 25 October 2004
Mind, Body, Spirit; Philosophy
365pp; paperback
UK publication date 25 October 2004
Published by Contact Publishing Ltd.

For more information, please contact

Click here to order.

At this time in our world we are all asking questions of ourselves and others such as, “What is my purpose?” and “What is truth?” and “What is death?” We are questioning the validity of our governments and our religious institutions. The Shift: A Time of Change offers the answer to these questions.

First time author David Tate has waded through the voluminous information delivered by Elias/Mary Ennis to compile a GEM of the Elias material and has shaped The Shift: A Time of Change into a definitive reference guide of the most popular topics of the Elias material.

All of the readers of the popular Seth/Jane Roberts books will identify with the information delivered by Elias/Mary Ennis in that it is channelled material. Like Seth, Elias is an essence who brings forth explanations of our world, ourselves and that we create our reality. The mantra, “You create your own reality,” was originated by Seth. Seth further explained that our beliefs create our reality. However, Elias clarifies that in order to change our realities we must accept our beliefs.

In The Shift, Elias delves deep into the fundamental questions we all have concerning truth, karma, beliefs systems and God.

“You are moving to the creation of a new expression of your physical reality as you know it. In this, not only your technology shall advance and be created differently, but all of your reality shall be altered and shall be different.”


The Shift: A Time of Change is a compilation of transcripts that have been delivered by Elias/Mary Ennis since 1995. The phenomenon of Elias began in 1995 and, through Mary Ennis, Elias has given private and group readings to people around the globe. This book encompasses the gems of that information that addresses everyone on the planet.

This is the first book within a series.


    The Shift
    Elias in his own words
Chapter 1     Your Purpose Is Experience
Chapter 2     The Shift
Chapter 3     A Shifty Question
Chapter 4     Why Are We Here?
Chapter 5     Who Am I and What Is Essence?
Chapter 6     What About God?
Chapter 7     What Is Truth?
Chapter 8     A Divine Plan
Chapter 9     Intent – Desire
Chapter 10   If It Isn’t Fun, Don’t Do It!
Chapter 11   You Shall Not Betray You
Chapter 12   Birth–Death–Transition
Chapter 13   Regional Areas of Consciousness
Chapter 14   Reincarnation
Chapter 15   Karma
Chapter 16   Belief Systems
Chapter 17   Duplicity
Chapter 18   Mass Belief Systems
Chapter 19   New Horizons
Appendix 1   The Sapling Story
Appendix 2   Glossary of Terms

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New & Updated! Order Mindscapes Music CD

“A picture is worth a thousand words, but a mindscape is worth a thousand pictures.”

Mindscapes Music CD

From the sublime to the ridiculous, the sacred to the profane, Mindscapes explore the boundless world of dreams and imagination. Now available from Paul Helfrich.

> Listen to all 22 tracks:

> Read an interview:

> Order online or by regular mail:

New & Updated! Order Mindscapes from iTunes for Mac and Windows!

Download individual tracks in mp3 format for 99¢ USD, or the entire CD, all 22 tracks, for $9.99 USD.

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New & Updated! Order The Cellophane Prophecy

The Cellophane Prophecy

Wickedly funny sendup of new age mega-seller, The Celestine Prophecy, a novel about a man who goes to Peru to find manuscripts that contain the secrets of life. His intentions are good – he wishes to share the manuscripts with the world – but his efforts are impeded by power-hungry factions, extremists, and high-ranking church officials.

In J.K. Greenfield's parody, The Cellophane Prophecy, our hero's intentions are not so good! Set up by an ex-girlfriend promising sexual favors, he goes to Italy to uncover manuscripts said to contain the secrets of life-secrets, he finds, like “If you stare at something long enough, it will glow.”

The book is a must for people who read The Celestine Prophecy and found themselves in need of a laugh, or even a subplot! Treat yourself and your loved ones to The Cellophane Prophecy.

> Order online at


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