February - Over 3,300 Visitors!
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Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over (295,900) webpages to more than (21,300) users in over 40 countries. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!
The first two months of 2003 have been the busiest to date, and February saw the largest use of the website to date. Interest continues to build in the work of Mary Ennis and the information offered by Elias.
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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 Donnalie’s and Lynda’s private session:
DONNALIE: “Is there a difference in just wanting something and creating it? I mean, if you want something I guess you can go in the direction of not creating it, but doesn’t that in itself kind of create it, or no?”
ELIAS: “Let me express to you first of all, any direction that you move into and choose any particular choice in any subject matter, each moment that you create any choice all probabilities are thusly created, but not all probabilities are inserted into this physical reality that you recognize. You choose one and you manifest that one in a particular moment, but all other probabilities in association with that subject are also manifest in probable realities which, in a manner of speaking, parallel this physical reality that you recognize.
“Now; in association with your question concerning wants, you may engage your thought process, you may express a thought in association with a want, and you may not necessarily create that want. For you create what you concentrate upon, and you create expressions or manifestations in association with whatever direction you are moving in in a particular time framework or moment.
“Now; let me explain. Your concentration is the expression of your attention. Your attention is NOT your thoughts. Therefore, what you think is not necessarily what you are concentrating upon.
“Thoughts are designed in your physical reality to be translating and interpreting information that you offer to yourself. You offer yourself information in many, many manners. Thought in itself is not a communication; it is a translating mechanism. Therefore, at times you create a thought that expresses to you an identification of a want, but it may not necessarily be an accurate translation, for it is dependent upon where you are directing your attention as to whether the translation of the thought shall be accurate or precise or not. It may be partially correct.
“You may express to yourself a want through thought, and indirectly it may be correct; but the identification of the want may be distorted for your attention may be scattered, and if your attention is scattered, the mechanism of thought moves to be assessing all of the directions of your attention in a particular moment, which may confuse the thought process. Therefore it gathers all available information, and in its compilation of all of the different expressions of information that it is being offered, it may express to you an identification of a want, but in actuality the genuine want may be disguised. (Pause) Let me offer you an example.”
DONNALIE: “That would be good. I have a hard time understanding you when you talk. (Elias chuckles) I’m concentrating so hard I’m going cross-eyed!”
ELIAS: “HA HA! It is unnecessary to be engaging thoughts to this extreme! (Donnalie laughs)
“You may, in a particular moment, express a thought to yourself that in that moment you want to be consuming ice cream.
“Now; in response to this thought identifying a want, you acquire a container of ice cream and you begin to consume this ice cream physically, and within a few moments you express another thought in questioning and you express to yourself, ‘Hmm, this ice cream is not satisfying, but I thought I wanted this ice cream. Presently I am confused, for I am not satisfied with this ice cream.’ And you discard the ice cream, and you ponder in confusion why you have not been satisfied by the consumption of this ice cream, for you have clearly identified within yourself that you WANT the ice cream.
“Now; this is an example of the creation of an identification through thought of a want which is unclear. It is a distortion. You are attempting to identify a desire which is being expressed inwardly. The translation objectively within your thoughts of the desire has been expressed to you in the form of a want, but it is an unclear want – although it appears to you to be quite clear and quite definite, for you have turned your attention to your thoughts.
“In turning your attention entirely to your thoughts and not paying attention to communications – remember, thought is not a communication, it is a translator – therefore, in not paying attention to the communications and focusing your attention intensely upon your thought mechanism, you automatically trust the thought and you automatically respond to the thought as an absolute.
“Now; once responding to the thought and recognizing that the want was expressed inaccurately, you become confused and you question yourself, expressing to yourself, ‘If the ice cream is not what I want, what DO I want?’
“Now; once identifying that the thought has been inaccurate and questioning yourself in the identification of the genuine want, you may turn your attention to the actual communications – your impressions, your senses, your intuition, your emotions – paying attention inwardly to what you are actually DOING. The want of the ice cream has been a translation of the thoughts in response to a subtle emotion of longing. The feeling of longing is the signal. You identify quickly signals objectively, but you also automatically stop with the signal. Your attention moves to the signal, and you respond merely in the identification of it, the feeling of longing. Most individuals do not allow themselves to pay attention to the message which is being offered with the signal.
“Emotion is not a reaction. It is never a reaction. It is a communication, and in the moment the emotion is expressing a communication identifying precisely what you are doing inwardly in that moment. But if you are not receiving the message, you merely continue the signal and confuse yourself.
“Now; in signals that you deem to be uncomfortable, your automatic response is to be overriding the signal through thought, attempting to change the feeling through thought, or to be pushing the emotion, the signal, away, distracting yourself that you shall not feel the feeling any longer.
“Therefore, in relation to wants, many times your thoughts are accurately translating your communications and many times your thoughts ARE expressing to you a genuine translation accurately in the expression of wants, and therefore you trust the translation of your thoughts. But many times the translation is not accurate, and this creates confusion and frustration.
“The manner in which you may recognize whether your thoughts are translating accurately or not is that you do create a quite efficient system in your reality of offering yourself many avenues of communication. In the moments that your thoughts are inaccurately translating, the communication systems move into expression and they begin expressing to you the identification that there is a misunderstanding of thought. You shall present yourself with imagery physically, or you shall present yourself with an emotion, [or] you shall present yourself with impressions; but the snare is that you have all become quite familiar with trusting and paying attention to thought in extreme, and you allow yourselves to move in the direction of altering your choices based upon the translation of your thoughts, and subsequent to these types of actions you create conflict or disappointment or frustration. This is the reason that I express to you all repeatedly to allow yourselves to become familiar with you, pay attention to you and your communications to yourself.
“I may express to you, Mallory [Donnalie], you express within yourself a desire to practice paying attention to what you identify as your instinct. This that you identify as your instinct is synonymous with what I may express to you as your intuition, that voice that speaks to you in genuineness, that voice which may be trusted, which shall not betray you. But you struggle with this voice and challenge yourself with thought. You override that small voice with your thinking.”
DONNALIE: “So that is the voice to listen to.”
ELIAS: “Yes, rather than creating your continuous duel between the thoughts and the voice of your intuition.”
DONNALIE: “Because I use it a lot.”
ELIAS: “I am aware.”
DONNALIE: “Do you know why we ask these questions indirectly? Do you know what we’re really talking about when we do, sometimes?” (Laughs)
ELIAS: “Through your energy expression, yes. I may also express to you that you may ponder – pay attention – when you are expressing indirectly. What are you not trusting? What is the nature of your concern and your fear in the moments that you choose to be moving around your country to cross your street? And what are you avoiding? (1)
“For I may express to you quite genuinely, as I have many times with other individuals, in the moments that you allow yourself to clearly express a question, you also shall understand the answer more clearly, and I may express to you also, which I have offered many times throughout this phenomenon, although you all believe that there are secrets within your reality, this is an illusion, for in actuality within consciousness there are no secrets.” (Chuckles)
LYNDA: “You laugh!”
ELIAS: “It matters not; there also is no judgment. As you speak with this essence, I may express to you in truth there are no judgments. It matters not – your choices are merely your choices. Your experiences are merely an exploration. There are no good or bad or better or worse choices. They merely are choices for experience within a particular moment. They are not a reflection of your worth or your value, for that may not be affected in actuality by any of your choices.”
DONNALIE: “Well, that was crazy – not in a bad way! (Laughing, and Elias chuckles) I’ll have to ponder. I don’t know what to say to any of that!”
ELIAS: “Ha ha ha ha! Very well!” [session 896, September 06, 2001]
(1) Bobbi’s note: Originally expressed as “And what you are avoiding.”
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Power Users Tip of the Month - The Order of Published Transcripts
Last month we explored Elias-related email lists. This month we’ll take a look at why the transcripts sometimes seem to be published out of order. For example, if you look at the transcripts released in February you will see the order as 895, 896, 900, 901, 905, 906. What happened to all the missing ones? Well, there’s three parts to the answer.
First and most important: whenever there’s a group session there’s always new information presented and lots of interesting questions asked. So Bobbi bumps it to the top of her transcribing queue. (Remember, this phenomenon began in April of 1995 as a group phenomenon. There were no private sessions for the first year, and only a handful in the second and third years. Gradually, things evolved to where private sessions began to far outpace group sessions. And today, Mary averages only 5-6 group sessions per year, and a couple of hundred privates. But there is still a broader span of topics and ideas covered in group sessions.)
Second, when a major mass event occurs like the 9-1-1 bombings in the USA, the sessions with the most useful information for the forum get bumped to the top of the transcribers’ queue. So session 902, dated September 13, 2001 was actually published in September 2001.
Third, sometimes people ask that their private sessions be kept private for personal reasons. But they are always noted on the updated Transcripts Table of Contents page. For example, session 897-899, and 903-4 are listed there as unpublished and not even mentioned above.
Also, on the Table of Contents page you’ll notice that all the unpublished transcripts are indicated with endnotes. And lest you feel like you’re missing something important in an unpublished transcript, Elias has consistently made an effort over the years to cover any new information in sessions that he knows will be shared within the forum at large.
So this also explains why there are occasional gaps on the home page in the order of newly published transcripts. If you’re ever confused just click on the Transcripts link in the left-hand spine, then click on the Table of Contents for the year in question, and then click on the Month. You’ll see the exact order of transcripts as they occurred even though they may have been published out of order. For example:
There’s also another trick to checking on the order of published transcripts: you can click on the navigation buttons (triangles) on any Transcript page to see what comes next. And if you find gaps, for example, 896 to 900, then you can be assured that 897-899 are being held private by request.
Lastly, this all works together to show how the overall flow of information is disseminated in real-time. There are three main fronts that have clearly emerged:
Each of these three main fronts are coupled with various conscious creation email lists and personal discussions. The truly amazing thing is that the Internet makes the delay time the smallest it’s ever been in terms of publishing. So the fact that there are presently seventeen months of new Transcripts in the transcribers queue is balanced by the fact that there are now over 14,000 pages of Transcripts and 4,000 pages of Digests of Essential Elias freely available. Plus, if you have serious questions, you can always talk directly to Mary and Elias about them!
Elias and the transcribers all manage this flow with their own impeccable sense of timing. And did you ever notice how each new session always seem so timely? Or that there’s always something relevant to what you’re personally dealing with in the moment-point? A coincidence, or...? Can’t you just hear the echoes of Elias’ gregarious laugh!? HA! HA! HA! HA! ...
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