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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, Mavis, and Nicole’s session:
JIM: “Probably the area that I tend to think the most about and I think is probably one of our biggest challenges is believing that we fully create our reality while we are interacting with other people. I know from what I’ve read in some of the other sessions, you talk about where in many ways we are interacting with ourselves, because we are creating the projection of the other people and we also translate their energy into our own imagery and their actions.
“So, the aspect, I guess, where I have a question is, because we are creating the imagery of the other person and the other person is creating their imagery of say, me, would we ever know when we are creating a different interaction than what each of us is seeing?”
ELIAS: “Yes. As I have stated previously, for the most part the manner in which ‘you create your reality’ is expressed is that you do in actuality interact with the energy of another individual. You project energy to other individuals and other individuals project energy to you. As you receive the energy from the other individual, you configure that energy, filtering through your beliefs, and project outwardly your perception, which is the actual physical creation of the other individual. In this, for the most part, as you generate this action you are receiving the energy from the other individual and you are configuring it quite similarly to what the other individual is projecting.
“Now; as I have stated, you also filter this energy through your own beliefs and associations. Therefore it may be projected to you and you may be altering the actual configuration of energy, but in participation with another individual, this may still be configured quite similarly to the manner in which it has been projected by the other individual. For you chose to be interactive with specific individuals in specific moments, allowing yourself to be receiving energy that shall be configured similar to their projection but also as a reflection of what you are generating in that moment inwardly. Therefore, there is a cooperation that occurs.
“Now; at times you may be interactive with another individual’s energy but not necessarily with the projection of energy by the attention of the other individual. Therefore, what you may be interactive with is an energy deposit of another individual. This is no less an expression of the other individual’s energy, but it may not be associated with the attention of the other individual. Therefore, it incorporates the qualities of the other individual and expression of the other individual, but as it may not incorporate the attention of the other individual, you may recognize subsequent to your interaction, or even at times during your perceived interaction, that your experiences appear to be quite different.
“What I am expressing in this is that you may be creating an experience in conjunction with another individual, and you shall generate the physical manifestation and imagery; subsequent to the interaction you may be engaging another interaction with that individual and communicating to the other individual concerning the previous experience, and the other individual may express to you no objective recognition or knowledge of the experience at all, which may appear to you momentarily to be quite confusing.
“These are time frameworks in which you allow yourself to view that you have created a projection of interaction with another individual in which the other individual has created a very different experience. In these time frameworks you may be, as I have stated, interactive with another individual’s energy but not with their attention.
“Your evidence of time frameworks in which you are generating an interaction which is not being configured in similarity with the other individual’s projection of energy are time frameworks in which you realize in your objective attention that your experiences may be quite different or in time frameworks in which you realize that it appears to you that you are interactive or communicating with the other individual but you seem not to be communicating with the other individual. This may be evidenced in a moment in which you begin to experience that you may be communicating with another individual and you experience a sensation and a recognition of oddity as though you may be speaking an entirely different language, in which you are also recognizing that your perception of the other individual is that you are not understanding their communication either, as though they are speaking an entirely different language, in which neither of you in your perception is connecting, in a manner of speaking, in any type of communication that either of you understand.
“Now; this is a different action from a communication that may occur between individuals of different orientations. At times you may recognize that you may incorporate difficulty or challenge in understanding the expression of another individual incorporating a different orientation. But this is quite a different action, and you shall recognize that you are attempting to understand the other individual’s expression and you are in some manner communicating with each other.
“The time frameworks which I am speaking of do not occur frequently. This in actuality is a rare occurrence, although it does occur with individuals in which you are aware that you are not merely incorporating difficulty or challenge understanding another individual, but you are recognizing that there is no communication actually occurring, that you are incorporating entirely different expressions even though you perceive yourself to be interactive with the other individual. This is an expression that occurs in the moments in which you are not engaging an energy projection incorporating the attention of the other individual. Are you understanding?”
JIM: “I believe so, yes.”
ELIAS: “Therefore, as to your question, shall you know objectively in moments when you are not actually engaging the attention of another individual, yes, you do offer yourselves evidence of this action. But as I have stated, for the most part you are similarly configuring the energy through your perception and generating the projection of the other individual in association with what is being projected to you by the other individual. In actuality my friends, the manner in which you interact through energy and project physical manifestations in this dimension is HIGHLY efficient.”
JIM: “Efficient, in that they are very similar? Is that what you mean by efficient?”
ELIAS: “Partially, but also that you have quite intricately designed a physical dimension that interacts with energy. The physical configuration of manifestations is generated by each individual in a highly efficient manner, for it moves quite precisely in association with energy, with no incorporation of accident, but quite definitely in a recognition of yourselves, to allow you to be precisely interactive in each moment with specific individuals that shall project energy to you that you wish to reflect to yourself, to offer yourself information concerning what you are generating.”
JIM: “So how we see other individuals is in a way a reflection of ourselves?”
MAVIS: “We want to be communicating that message back to ourselves, then?”
ELIAS: “Yes. This is the manner in which you allow yourselves to objectively view yourselves.”
MAVIS: “That’s interesting.”
ELIAS: “Now; this also is partially the challenge which arises in association with this shift in consciousness, for the action of turning your attention to self and holding your attention upon self simultaneous to viewing your projection of manifestations through your perception is quite unfamiliar.”
MAVIS: “And staying out of victim mode while you are doing it!”
ELIAS: “Quite. (Laughter) For your association with this action has been that you are not projecting the image of the other individual; the other individual is the other individual, and therefore their expressions are generated by them and therefore you do not incorporate choice in association with other individuals – and this is incorrect.” [session 1010, February 17, 2002]
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Monthly Musings - Who is the “You” in You Create Your Own Reality?
Last month we kept things simple and focused on basic Elias one-liners that reinforce core ideas. This month, we’re going to make things complicated again. Just kidding, but we’re going to take a look at this mysterious “you” in terms of conscious creation.
I’ve always been struck in both group and private sessions how Elias uses the word “you.” In conventional terms it can refer to an individual or a collective. In Elias’ case, however, it seems as though he simultaneously speaks to both. It took me a while to understand this, because it means that “I” am much more than my objective awareness. As I continue to study the work of Elias, Seth, Wilber, and other perennial wisdom sources I realize that they are all talking about something similar, namely, how reality creation is a nested, simultaneous array or focuses of attention that create and co-create various aspects of personal and collective reality.
Having said that, I also realize that Elias tries to keep things simple, using simple terms, analogies, aphorisms, etc., to outline the mechanics of conscious creation, and the “you” in YCYOR. Rather than go any further in the newsletter, I’m going to suggest that this “you” is much more than what Elias calls objective awareness, or what Seth called the outer ego. It includes not only subjective awareness but a vast array of nested structures that simultaneously cooperate to create focuses of attention.
I’ve been posting a new series to various email lists that explores this question in depth. The answers are as simple or complicated as we wish to make them. But one thing is for sure, the recent direction of Elias in showing that objective thoughts alone do not create reality, but merely serve as a mediating or translating action within objective awareness, helps to clear up some of the misconceptions found in various New Age interpretations of YCYOR. And if we further examine the Early Sessions of the Seth material, in concert with Elias and other sources, a new picture begins to emerge, and new interpretation of who “we” really are and how conscious creation really works.
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