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In this Issue:

> What’s New?
> Gem of the Month
> Resources for Newcomers
> New & Updated Digests/Exercises
> Recently Published Transcripts: January 2006
> Please Notify Us About Typos, Broken Links, Or ...
> Monthly Musings - The Ten Beliefs Systems: Religion/Spirituality
> 2006 Schedule and Updates - April, 2006 Group Session!
> Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private Session
> 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 1.8 million webpages served!

Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 1,810,500 webpages to more than 100,000 visitors in over 120 countries! We also had over 20,800 visits last month. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback.

> Updated Elias forum Contact List

Myrna recently updated her list and sent it along. If you wish to update your info or add it, please contact Myrna directly.

> New Transcribers Needed

If you would like to help with the transcripts, contact Bobbi H. at

> In Memoriam -- Daryl Horton (1950-2005)

Daryl Horton passed away in December. Many will remember her from email lists, as a transcriber, and from various group sessions over the years. Debi Yoachum and Wendy Welch prepared an In Memoriam page to remember her by in the Library.

> Thank You Volunteers!

We asked for volunteers in the December and January newsletters, and several people stepped up to help out. We would like to thank Katrin Klinger, Ed Johnson, and Michele Gonzales in advance for working on the sessions overview index.

If you are interested in contributing to the Elias forum legacy projects, please contact Paul H. at

> New Spanish Section in Progress

Thanks to the hard work of Olga Zuvic, Crizi Poust, George DeMello, and Gerhard Fuchs we’re working on adding a Spanish section to the Elias forum website. As most know, Spanish is spoken by more folks than English, so this work will make Elias available to hundreds of millions of potential new readers.

Olga and George are doing most of the translation work, and George is busy translating key webpages for the Introduction section that organize all the Transcripts and Digests. Many thanks to all of you!

> Archive Project Updates

The DVD Archive 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 1,800 sessions on videotape, and recently began recording direct to DVD. Since DVDs take up less space, we began to transfer the ’95 sessions from Ron and Cathy Churchman’s video archive. We’ve finished through session 464. Michael Friedman recently volunteered to continue the DVD process, and Ron has begun to send him tapes. Thanks Michael!

The 1995 transcripts are one third done, as we have finished through session 21. That means only 42 more to go!

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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 Jim’s private session:

JIM: “I’m re-reading Seth books and I’ve just gone through one that the first time I read it I was quite impressed. This time I’ve gone through and I see conflicts with what you’ve said. I favor what you’ve said over what he’s got there. I don’t understand that, why it was good the first time and not the second.

ELIAS: Let me express to you, first of all, within the time framework in which you initially engaged that information from that essence, it offered you an avenue in which to expand your awareness in a different manner.

Now; you have been generating that action for quite some time. In creating that action and offering yourself more and more information, you have also moved into a preference of assimilating information with less distortion and less interpretation.

Now; this is not to say that the information that was offered by that essence is not valid, for it is. At times, I may express to you, individuals may misinterpret what has been offered in information by that essence in incorporating the information in absolute terms. Therefore, they may not necessarily incorporate an objective understanding of the coloration of that information. It is not that it is invalid or that it is wrong, for it is not; but that essence incorporated a different essence family, a different intent [Sumari], and therefore chose to be expressive in a very different manner than myself [Sumafi].

I choose to be interactive directly with individuals within your physical dimension. I also choose intentionally to be offering information which does not necessarily reinforce your existing expressed beliefs. Not that your beliefs are bad or that they are enemies or that they should be eliminated, but they are quite familiar to you.

In the purpose of interacting with each of you in association with this shift in consciousness, the point is to allow yourselves to expand your perception and to recognize your beliefs – not merely to recognize your beliefs, but to recognize that you also incorporate choice and how to move your attention. If you are offering yourself information that merely consistently reinforces what you incorporate already as expressed beliefs, you do not necessarily challenge yourself to widen your awareness. This is what you are incorporating in assimilating the information that I am offering.

For the most part, it is quite similar to other information which is offered by other essences and has been offered by other essences. I am merely incorporating the information in a different manner and incorporating a different language, so to speak. Those individuals that seek to be assimilating information in the least expression of distortion and are genuinely seeking information concerning how they may be creating their reality and how they may be intentionally manipulating their energy in not merely a beneficial manner but a more efficient and less conflicting manner, those individuals draw themselves, such as yourself, to the information that I am expressing. Are you understanding?

JIM: That sounds very Sumafi to me. (Elias laughs) One of the things that crosses my mind once in a while is why should I bother working with the beliefs and trying to widen my horizon if I’m going to trip over the threshold into disengagement fairly shortly? It’ll all happen then.

ELIAS: Ah! This is an interesting question. But it may be quite purposeful for you to be continuing to address to your beliefs, for what you accomplish within physical focus allows you more freedom once you disengage, for you widen your awareness. Therefore, once you choose to be disengaging, you also incorporate a wider awareness objectively in that state.

Therefore, perhaps as you move into that choice of disengagement and if you are generating a time framework in which you are experimenting with the objective awareness and creating physical imagery, the time framework, so to speak, in which you become aware that you are manipulating all of the imagery is much quicker.

JIM: Yes, I can see that.

ELIAS: This also facilitates the action of nonphysical transition. For the more that you incorporate the action of recognizing and accepting beliefs within physical focus, the less challenging or what you may term to be time consuming it may be to be shedding those beliefs.

For once a belief is accepted, that is not to say that it becomes permanently accepted, for it does not; for you accept beliefs in the moment. But once you have generated the action of accepting beliefs in any moment, you become much more aware of the experience of that action and it becomes easier.

Therefore, once you engage nonphysical transition, as it is not an action of accepting beliefs any longer but shedding those beliefs, the beliefs that you have allowed yourself to be accepting of in different moments within physical focus become beliefs that are easily shed, for there is no matter of examination of them and addressing to them.

JIM: That makes sense. (Elias chuckles) I don’t know if I’ve accepted beliefs or not. I don’t know how to word it, but I think I’ve made some progress.

ELIAS: I may express to you that in certain moments you have accepted some beliefs and continue to do so. Remember, accepting a belief is not an action that is incorporated once and thusly becomes solid, absolute and permanent, for that negates choice. Therefore, it is a matter of accepting a belief in the moment.

You shall recognize your expression of acceptance of a belief as you present it to yourself in any manner, perhaps through an engagement of interaction with another individual, and as you present the belief to yourself, you are not reactive to it. It genuinely does not incorporate any judgment within you and it matters not. You do not react to it in a manner of judgment in either good or bad.

JIM: I think I’m making progress in that direction. I don’t feel very judgmental. In fact, I judge myself for not judging, I guess.

ELIAS: (Laughs) That may appear to be quite ludicrous! Would this not be the point, to be moving into an expression of non-judgment? It appears to be quite humorous to be judging yourself for not judging! Ha ha ha!

JIM: Humor is the way to go, I’ve found. The more humor I can inject, the better.

ELIAS: This does offer you much more of an expression of playfulness and fun! Ha ha ha!

JIM: It does.

ELIAS: Which I am tremendously advocating. Ha ha!

JIM: Yes, I know. It’s one of the enjoyable things about your sessions.” [session 1343, May 15, 2003]

Digests: find out more about Seth/Jane Roberts.

Digests: find out more about transition.

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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:

> Updated Elias forum Contact List.

> Introduction & Overview

> A Glossary of Elias’ Terms

> A Seth, Elias Comparative Overview

> Acceptance 101

> Acceptance 102

> “the straight little sapling”

> “the secret of life”

> NIRAA - A Summary of Accepting Self

> choices/agreements

> you create your reality

> About Elias

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New & Updated!

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! Digests

> appreciation

New & Updated! Updated Digests

> absolutes

> attention

> being in the now

> blueprints

> disengage

> dream mission

> Dream Walkers

> evolution

> Seth/Jane Roberts

> truth

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Recently Published Transcripts: January 2006

Thanks to Bobbi Houle, 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.

Volunteers needed to help with transcribing! If you're interested, please contact Bobbi Houle.

> Session 1330, Thursday, May 01, 2003
“Flirting with Danger”
“Death Is Not a Cure-All”

> Session 1331, Saturday, May 03, 2003
“A Historical Who’s Who”

> Session 1332, Sunday, May 04, 2003
“Imagery and Focuses”

>Session 1333, Monday, May 05, 2003*

> Session 1334, Monday, May 05, 2003*

> Session 1335, Tuesday, May 06, 2003
“Pay Attention to Times of No Conflict”
“Beliefs about Weather and the Seasons”
“If You Are Not Generating Fun, You Lose Motivation”

> Session 1336, Wednesday, May 07, 2003
“The Freedom to Express Yourself with Other Individuals that Express Differences”
“A Reflection Is Quite Different from a Mirror”
“The Influence of Beliefs Is Evidenced in What You Do”

> Session 1337, Friday, May 09, 2003
“Impressions and Validations”

> Session 1338, Saturday, May 10, 2003
“The Whole Theme of this Conversation Is Going To Be this Rigidness!”
“Not Appreciating What Is In the Now”

> Session 1339, Saturday, May 10, 2003
““Changing Which Beliefs Are Expressed”
“False Awakenings”

> Session 1340, Sunday, May 11, 2003
“Understanding the Loss of a Beloved Pet”

> Session 1341, Monday, May 12, 2003
“A Frustrating Romantic Relationship”

> Session 1343, Thursday, May 15, 2003
“Post-Disengagement Anticipation”
“Seth and Elias”

> Session 1344, Friday, May 16, 2003
“Games, Adventures and Explorations”

*unpublished by request.

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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 - The Ten Beliefs Systems: Religion/Spirituality

Last month we took a break from our series to honor the passing of our friend Daryl Horton. This month we return to our exploration of the ten core belief systems that Elias introduced in March 1999 with a focus on the eighth system: religion/spirituality.

Digests of Essential Elias relationships (interpersonal/intrapersonal = other/self)
Digests of Essential Elias duplicity (morality/ethics)
Digests of Essential Elias sexuality (sexuality/gender/orientation/preference)
Digests of Essential Elias truth (relative truths/Absolute Truth)
Digests of Essential Elias emotion (emotional/feeling)
Digests of Essential Elias perception (perceptual/attention)
Digests of Essential Elias the senses (inner/physical sensing)
Digests of Essential Elias religious/spirituality (exoteric/esoteric)
Digests of Essential Elias scientific/elements of physical reality (scientific/rational)
Digests of Essential Elias physical creation of the universe, including accidents and coincidences (creation mythos)

It’s interesting that Elias makes a distinction between religion and spirituality, as this reflects trends in the mainstream. In general, we think of religious and metaphysical beliefs as being more traditional, conservative, and distorted, and spiritual beliefs being more progressive, less dogmatic, and less distorted. In this context, we tend to perceive religious and metaphysical beliefs as “bad” and spiritual beliefs as “good.”

However, I’d like to point out another distinction that applies to both religious and spiritual beliefs, namely, there are exoteric and esoteric versions of both. Exoteric is a fancy word that broadly means “outer” and esoteric broadly means “inner.” Seen in this light, exoteric religious and spiritual beliefs refer to the physical clothing, icons, rituals, foods, books/scriptures/tantra/sutra, and so on. While esoteric religious and spiritual beliefs refer to our subjective, direct first person inner experience of Self or Consciousness.

For example, Elias’ essence families are an exoteric spiritual belief, while our direct experience of our intent forms esoteric beliefs. All of this to suggest that the simple distinction of religious and spiritual beliefs as bad and good is actually an older exoteric religious belief! And Elias has stated repeatedly that the action of this shift in consciousness involves the redefining of many terms and beliefs.

So what does Elias have to say about all this? Let’s begin with his definition of spirituality.

DALE: “Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of being spiritual, and it’s become apparent to me that we cannot NOT be what we term spiritual, that everything we do is spiritual, and that perhaps our craving for these spiritual experiences is linked to our beliefs in separation and duality, that something outside ourselves must cause it, something beyond our lowly humanness ... and there’s a giggle in there! This has led me to play with the idea of how it feels to know this, that we always are spiritual, and how it would feel to live our physical lives like this. It seems to me that we can think about these types of things, acknowledge our beliefs about them, and affirm our accomplishing, but then something else seems to happen when we really GET IT. Will you explain this to me? I get the feeling that it’s a key on how I might more easily bridge the idea of a concept and the conceptualization of it.”

ELIAS: “Recently, I have offered information in this direction of this very subject matter, of your concept and idea and belief of spirituality and how this differs from the actual action of spirituality, in a manner of speaking; for in actuality, there is no spirituality. You have developed this word and this concept as an explanation to yourselves of the very statement that you have presented. In your separation and your forgetting of essence within your physical experience within this dimension, you have created an idea, a concept of spirituality, which you believe lies outside of yourself and is a THING that you must be pursuing and moving in the direction of grasping and holding. In actuality, there is no element that is outside of you, and if you are translating into your language the concept of spirituality, it would be the wholeness of you, the acceptance of all of the elements of you within your experiences and your being. In this, you would be incorporating the acceptance of all of your expressions.

“Therefore, the experience of spirituality, in your terms, is the acceptance of self, for within the acceptance of self, you hold to all of the aspects, all of the elements of yourself within acceptance, and there is no area within yourself that you are not accepting of or that you are placing judgment upon, and in this you are unifying all of the aspects of yourself and allowing yourself to be experiencing the wholeness of your being within physical focus. This would be incorporating your knowing of essence, the entire acceptance of your physical experience in every aspect, and incorporating the acceptance of your remembrance, and also of your separation in the intentional lack of remembrance. Incorporating these elements together is the makeup of what you may term to be spirituality, which is incorporating ALL of your physical species’ qualities within this dimension.

“You do not move in the direction so very often of denying yourselves the acceptance of other focuses, within this dimension or other dimensions. You do not deny yourselves the acceptance of essence, although you may term this to be different words – your higher self, god – but you DO deny yourself the acceptance of your physical existence within your manifestation, for you place judgments upon your experiences, you place judgments upon your choices, and you are not accepting of your physical manifestation.

“You have chosen this manifestation purposefully for the opportunity of its unique experiences. Therefore, it is an aspect of your very being. It may not be separated from you, or you from all that you have created within it, for there is no separation. But within your belief systems you DO create a separation, and in this you also have developed these judgments upon yourselves and your experiences within physical focus, within this particular dimension, as an aspect of the belief system of duplicity.

“I have expressed previously that you have created these belief systems as explanations to yourselves of elements that you have forgotten, and these belief systems are an intricate part of your reality within this particular dimension and may not be eliminated. But they may be accepted, and in this acceptance you also shall be accepting of self, and in this acceptance of self you merge all of the elements of self within an objective manner to be creating of the perception of wholeness objectively, for your perception also is creating of your reality. It is influenced by your belief systems, and your perception is the aspect of yourself that is creating of your individual reality and your reality en masse, but your perception is altered within your acceptance of self. Therefore, your experience is also altered.

“Many individuals move in the area of expression and inquiry of how to be experiencing spirituality. You are already experiencing spirituality, for you ARE. Therefore, if you be, you are spiritual, and you are experiencing your spirituality! But within your belief systems, you view this to be an action that you need be incorporating into your reality. It is an attainable action. It is not who and what you are, it is what you do. Incorrect! It IS who and what you are, it is not what you do.

“Your belief systems dictate to you that your spirituality hinges upon what you do, and you may attain more and more of your spirituality as you move more and more into spiritual expressions. As you deny yourself more and more, you shall move into higher and higher planes, and I have expressed to you that there are no planes. There are no levels. Therefore, where shall you move within your planes and levels if there are no planes and levels?

“You express certain language within your beliefs of spirituality, that you shall move into other dimensions within these planes of higher and higher spirituality. You ALREADY exist within other dimensions. You ARE. You BE. Therefore, this is quite inconsistent, that you shall attain to some area that you already occupy! There are no areas that you do not already occupy.

“In this, in your terms, true spirituality is merely the acceptance of self, incorporating all of yourself without judgment and recognizing that all of your choices and all of your experiences, regardless of how you are creating them, are purposefully executed, for you have chosen each experience purposefully and you have chosen each line of probabilities to be experiencing what you are creating. You are not creating mistakes. You do not create accidents. Therefore, each experience has been purposefully executed, and all of these experiences are elements of your spirituality, and all of your manifestations are elements of your spirituality. Therefore, it is not an action. It is YOU.” [session 331, October 16, 1998]

Well, that was a mouthful! But seriously, notice that Elias integrates a group of important concepts in his answer: duplicity, perception, separation, and acceptance. He points out that we as a focus, and essence, and consciousness occupy ALL areas of consciousness, so our idea of spiritual development in physical terms to attain new levels is erroneous. So what is really going on then?

We experience change, development, regression, and so on in our constant becoming in this physical dimension. But if we exist “always already” (to quote a Buddhist concept) in ALL levels or Regional Areas of consciousness, then we are “always already” spiritual beings. But in terms of physical development, what if religious beliefs are just a natural stage we all must past through? This would mean, then, that we each still hold certain aspects of religious beliefs.

ELIAS: “Religion! Ah, and every individual within this room shall flinch and express, ‘I do not believe in religion any longer. Therefore this is not a truth, and I do not incorporate THAT belief.’ (Chuckles slyly, and group laughter) Ah, but you do! You may THINK that you do not, for you do not participate in an establishment, you do not attend a congregation with other individuals and worship. Ah, but do you not worship? Are you so very sure?

“I may express that every individual within this room incorporates some metaphysical beliefs in tremendous strength, and is this not merely your new religion? And it incorporates the same beliefs, the same expressions as every other religion. It is merely expressed in a different manner, in which you view yourselves to be very enlightened and progressive.”

BALBINA: “Aren’t we?” (Laughter)

ELIAS: “Are you?”

BALBINA: “I hope so!” (Laughter)

ELIAS: “And do you think that an individual that worships Allah does not believe that they are very enlightened?”

BALBINA: “Oh yes, they believe like everybody...”

ELIAS: “Correct, and do you say that your enlightenment is not a belief?”

BALBINA: “Yes, probably, but it’s also...”

ELIAS: (Interrupting her and grinning) “Yes! These are not beliefs – this is a truth!”

BALBINA: “Well, yes, it’s a truth, but larger than...”

ELIAS: “AH! Larger! (Laughter) Ah! And I may express to you that any Christian also shall express to you that their belief and their truth is larger than yours!”

BALBINA: “I know. They even told me.” (Laughter)

ELIAS: “Yes, and the Buddhists shall express to you that they have attained true enlightenment, and their truth is larger than yours.

“Now; in this, what do you notice as a commonality? What do truths do?”

HELMUT: “Separate.”

ANNE M.: “Judgments.”

ELIAS: “Correct. They separate and they perpetuate judgments, and they block acceptance. You are no more enlightened than any other individual residing upon your planet. You merely incorporate different information.

“You draw yourselves to this information for it is compatible with your movement; it is your preference. Preferences are merely preferred beliefs. There are no expressions within your physical reality that are not influenced by beliefs. There is no ‘other’ reality. There is not your reality that you create individually and also the other reality that you are striving to attain to, the official reality, the reality beyond your beliefs, the REAL reality. (Laughter)

“The real reality is the reality that you each individually create. That IS real. And it is, in every moment, in every expression – if you choose to participate and to continue participating in this physical dimension – influenced by beliefs. Every moment, every action, every choice is filtered through beliefs.

“Now; beliefs are not your enemy. You have CHOSEN to be manifest in this physical dimension. It has been a choice. No entity, no force, no element of consciousness greater than yourself has thrust you into this physical reality. You have chosen.” [session 1398, July 19, 2003]

Elias says we are spiritual beings by default, and that there is no more real reality than the one we create. So in terms of spirituality or religion, there is nothing to attain in the conventional premodern sense. And yet we do experience change, and in physical terms stages of development that generally unfold from preconventional to conventional to postconventional. How do those relate to our spiritual and religious beliefs, and further, to the shift in consciousness?

PAUL: “... One more general question in this area about the shift. If we can loosely say that this acorn-sapling-tree change-in-time structure in focuses of essence – human beings, whales, dolphins – goes through what we could just generally call a (Elias nods) preconventional stage, a conventional stage, and a postconventional stage. It’s very general….”

ELIAS: “I am understanding.”

PAUL: “Okay, it works for you. And it seems as populations tend to get to the postconventional stages, there’s more potential for a harmony and choices of least conflict or whatever. That make sense? That’s consonant…?”

ELIAS: “Correct.”

PAUL: “So, is part of this shift – and this is coming from this inner ego, Dream Walker, causal source dimension – part of this shift, the nature of this shift, is to somehow get – because the population’s growing – to – accelerate isn’t the right word – but to get people from this conventional to postconventional stage at a younger age? Or to do the opposite and prolong it and to somehow…. What I’m sensing in this shift – and you just brought it up with the fact that there’s no accident with the whales and dolphins in this emergent quality – there’s something emergent in this shift, that’s what I’m trying to get at.”

ELIAS: “Correct.”

PAUL: “And does this little three-part thing – preconventional, conventional, postconventional…? How does this shift affect the population moving through that developmental stage? Does it accelerate it to get them… yeah, to the postconventional?”

ELIAS: “Yes.”

PAUL: “So postconventional development will happen sooner in large percentages of the population?”

ELIAS: “Yes.”

PAUL: “So we could say in this now, in this moment point, if we take a snapshot of all the focuses and where they’re at in that spectrum and just make a map of that, shall we say – which I won’t even pretend to try – it would tend to be very conventional with smaller percentages of the population at postconventional.”

ELIAS: “Correct.”

PAUL: “But with this shift something is changing.”

ELIAS: “It is accelerating.”

PAUL: “To accelerate the developmental stages to postconventional, and post-post-, (Elias nods throughout) and there’s others up the stream that await us.”

ELIAS: “Correct.”

PAUL: “In all their magnificence.”

ELIAS: “Correct.”

PAUL: “Excellent.” (Laughs)

ELIAS: “And in this, do not confuse yourself in the idea that you are generating a utopia in association with this shift in consciousness. What you are creating is a wider awareness objectively and an intimate knowledge of yourselves that allows you the freedom to intentionally manipulate your energy in association with your choices, in association with your freedom, to generate what you want.

“Now; understand; within any moment, although you all express that your ideal is to be generating a reality in which you express no conflict, but I may express to you, all of you, within any given point have experienced within your focuses moments in which you choose intentionally to create conflict and you want to create conflict. Therefore, you are moving into more of an expression of less conflict, but this is not the point.

“The point is that if you are creating conflict, you shall be aware that you are intentionally choosing that and not expressing blame to another individual or circumstances or situations, but recognizing that you yourselves have created it and that you chose it and that you want it.”

PAUL: “That’s a really good point to make, and I call it naïve utopianism, (Elias nods throughout) and I suffered through it and occasionally lapse back into it myself, so I’m aware that it’s very important to point this out in the conversation we’re having, because ‘tomorrow is always better,’ and ‘tomorrow the shift,’ and tomorrow never comes!”

ELIAS: “Correct.”

PAUL: “Tomorrow is always tomorrow! All we have is this moment now.”

ELIAS: “For tomorrow is always today.

PAUL: (Laughs) “And yesterday too!” [session 1246, January 16, 2003]

So one way to conceptualize this shift is through physical stages of development that lead from conventional toward postconventional and wider belief systems. And thus our religious and spiritual belief systems, while they won’t ever be eliminated, will continued to widen to include greater complexity and pluralistic worldviews. Therefore, the shift isn’t so much a spiritual or religious event because we are already spiritual as preconventional focuses! It’s just that the narrowness or lack of development in those stages lead to all kinds of exoteric (outer) religious and spiritual beliefs that seek to deny, marginalize, and repress all dissenting views. So widening awareness, another key Eliasian concept, factors into this mass movement from preconventional to conventional and further into postconventional worldviews.

Also, as Elias points out, this doesn't mean that postconventional worldviews will be utopian or final in any fashion. They will just be able to solve problems and deal with issues in more efficient and holistic ways than narrower religious and scientific worldviews. Moreover, this may lead toward a hybrid of the best practices of current sciences and religions, but won’t be recognizable in its postconventional and wider forms as either. It will be something completely new, and we are witnessing its birth pangs during this twenty-first century. Still, as we look around today, we can see the conflicts from fragmented and competing modern religious and scientific institutions that may continue for decades to come.

ELIAS: “I shall express to you that individuals within the direction of your sciences and your religions have been attempting to be creating of [a] bridge, so to speak, for much of your history, and I express to you that for a time framework, they shall continue to be moving in this direction.

“The individuals within religious expressions shall continue to be proving what they view as spiritual expressions, and objectifying and solidifying elements of consciousness into your physical reality that creates, as I have stated, a proof of the validity of experiences and expressions that are not easily explained objectively and that move into the area identified as mysticism.

“And your sciences continue to be attempting to create a method to be inserting elements of consciousness into physical manifestations and solid expressions that you may view.

“And in this, each shall continue within their explorations, and they shall continue to be creating of frustration to the point in which each recognizes that these elements are not opposite or at odds or separated, but that they are all merely expressions of one creation.” [session 493, October 26, 1999]

And it will only be when both religious and scientific beliefs are seen as “expressions of one creation” that this postmodern, postconventional “dream-art science,” to use Seth’s phrase, will emerge. And I believe this to be one most probable outcome of this shift in consciousness during the next century.

Now, we’ve covered a lot of ground! But this belief system of religion and spirituality is a BIG, as Vic used to say, BIG belief system. So for this month, we are going to apply our noticing practice (NIRAA) to religious and spiritual beliefs in relation to this shift. For the first week, simply notice during the day when religious or spiritual beliefs arise in your awareness. Nothing further, simply notice them arise. The key for the first week is to mindfully practice noticing. The goal is to hone our attention by noticing. This is a passive part of the practice. Resist the temptation to actively engage your thought process.

Then, during the beginning of the second week, reflect back on the first week in toto, and explore the frequency of religious and spiritual beliefs. Were there times when you noticed them that surprised you? (If you are really doing the noticing, this should happen ;-) What different contexts did they occur in? Etc. Notice, that we’ve moved into the identifying and recognizing part of our NIRAA practice. See how seamless this works?

Now, for the rest of the second week, simply continue to notice, identify and recognize what religious and spiritual beliefs arise in your awareness. Don’t worry about addressing to or accepting. This is a BIG area. As usual, don’t go crazy, simply do the practice for 5-10 minutes throughout each day, and let it go at that. The basic idea, as always, is to notice self in relation to others, and be consistent with the practices. With a little persistence, you will begin to notice how important the belief system of religion and spirituality is in understanding how we actually create all our reality.

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2006 Schedule and Updates

April 2006 Elias Group Session - Brattleboro, Vermont

Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 11:00 AM. Cost is $95.00 US.

Hosted by Lynda Symans

Putney Road
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
Hosted by Lynda Symans


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Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private Session

Mary Ennis holds private sessions. Rates are:

Private: approx. one hour phone or in person = $250 (includes audio tape)

Note: can now use your credit card through PayPal.

To schedule contact Mary Ennis:

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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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

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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:

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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.

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