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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 the January group session in Castaic, CA:
DREW: “Can I ask a question about creating your own reality?”
ELIAS: “You may!”
DREW: “... I’ve recently had it explained to me in a way I hadn’t understood before, and before I accept that as the least distorted version, I wanted to run it by you.”
ELIAS: “Very well.”
DREW: “In terms of interacting with someone else by agreement, it was explained to me that the agreement of the other individual is their agreement to lend energy to me and that that energy or what I would objectively view as that person, the words they speak, the actions they do, everything that that person does is created by me.”
DREW: “Everything they say, everything they do, the words coming out of your mouth...”
DREW: “...in my reality are my words?”
ELIAS: “Yes, but you are directly interacting with the energy.”
DREW: “But I’m the director of the movie.”
DREW: “And the writer.”
GEORGE: “And the actor.”
PAT: “Then who are you?”
ELIAS: “You are directly interacting with another individual’s energy, or with my energy presently. My energy is directly being projected to you in interaction with you. You receive that energy and you configure that energy similar to how I am projecting it, for the most part. For as I have expressed many times, generally speaking you do not automatically reconfigure energy, but at times you do.
“Therefore, let us express in a general situation. I project my energy to you. You receive that energy, you configure it, you generate the actual physical manifestation of Michael and of myself speaking to you through Michael’s form. You create the words, you create the reality of it, you create the entire configuration of it just as you are creating every other individual within this room.”
DREW: “And everything they say to me are the words I give them.”
ELIAS: “Not the words you give them – every word that they say to you you are not giving them; you are creating all of those words in association with the image that the words are projected from.”
DREW: “But it’s my script.”
ELIAS: “Yes. But the wonder of the preciseness and perfection of this script of your play and of all of these words that you present to yourself is that each individual that you interact with, you have specifically chosen that one individual rather than billions of other individuals in that one moment to express those words to you, for you have chosen that particular individual, for you have drawn that individual’s energy to you rather than any other individual within your world – that one.”
DREW: “It’s casting.”
DREW: “Thank you.”
ELIAS: “You are very welcome, my friend.” [session 1695, January 15, 2005]
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
“the straight little sapling”
“the secret of life”
A Glossary of Elias’ Terms
A Seth, Elias Comparative Overview
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.
Recently Published Transcripts: February 2005
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Session 964, Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Session 1185, Monday, November 18, 2002
Session 1186, Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Session 1187, Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Session 1188, Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Session 1189, Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Session 1190, Thursday, November 21, 2002
Session 1191, Friday, November 22, 2002
Session 1192, Friday, November 22, 2002
Session 1695, Saturday, January 15, 2005
*unpublished by request.
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Monthly Musings - The Straight Little Sapling Redux
Last month we explored Elias’ sapling story – the aphorism on accepting self and others. This month we’re going to explore the implications of the sapling story further, because its simplicity belies some of the more subtle ideas that Elias has presented to date. For example, is there just one way to be a straight little sapling? Is the straight little sapling some kind of goal, ideal, or what?
Becoming a straight little (fulfilled) sapling as opposed to a crooked (unfulfilled) sapling is the main point of Elias’ tale. But since we each have different intents, orientations, and desires, we each have different definitions of what is personally fulfilling. Seen in this light, there can be no single version of the straight little sapling, no single goal to be attained. For example, Elias talks about the nine essence families, three orientations, emotional/thought/political/religious-focuses, and so on.
Therefore, the straight little Sumari sapling may be quite different in its expressions than a straight little Vold sapling. Or a common-oriented little sapling may, in turn, express itself quite differently than a soft-oriented sapling. The same holds true for an emotionally-focused sapling in relation to a politically-focused sapling, and so on.
The permutations are truly astounding, and since there’s no single way to be a straight little sapling there’s lots of freedom to simply be who we are, and learn to work with our innate desires, intents, and orientations in relation to self and others. After all, saplings don’t live in isolation, but in relationship to other saplings, weather conditions, creatures, and the whole biosphere.
The straight little sapling is also a metaphor, and is symbolic of the idea of “it matters not” as the state of accepting self and others. However, it is easy to misinterpret the meaning of “it matters not”:
CURTIS: “I’ve been incorporating the ‘it matters not’ energy and trying to see things from a larger perspective, and it’s made me kind of wishy-washy and ambiguous about things, and not really...”
So how does our straight little sapling relate to a forest full of saplings? In other words, how does this metaphor scale up into interactions with others?
Will every straight little sapling necessarily agree, then, with every other straight little sapling, given the many permutations of intent, desire, orientation, and so on?
If there are things that really do matter, like purpose, experience, exploration, interaction and cooperation, then is it even possible to attain the perspective of “it matters not”? Or is this metaphor also a koan, an intentional paradox meant to force the rational mind towards a wider awareness, a transrational perspective?
Elias recently outlined what I believe to be a simple solution to this relativistic, Zen-like paradox. He talks about being accepting while holding to individual preferences and opinions. For instance, since the belief system of duplicity isn’t going away during this shift in consciousness, the nature of duplicitous preferences and opinions aren’t going away either. There will always be some perception good and bad, beautiful and ugly, true and false, etc. But these beliefs are being redefined, morphing into something else along a spectrum of narrow worldviews to wider, more inclusive, less marginalizing worldviews.
Since we are not doing away with the belief system of duplicity, conventional religious and scientific definitions of good and bad, beautiful and ugly, true and false are also being redefined. We can begin to see how the belief system of duplicity exists all along, but gradually widens its embrace to include diverse, relative definitions that aren’t fixed in stone tablets or based solely upon empirical facts. This is not a utopian vision either, but a practical view of the shift in consciousness, and how it may manifest more fully as enough people widen their awareness; we may well witness less conflict, dis-ease, war, crime, and other behaviors on an unprecedented global scale.
Again, as Elias points out, there will always be purpose, experience, exploration, interaction and cooperation that fuel our personal and collective value fulfillment. As always, it begins and continues within each of us in the Now.
“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]
Thus, the shift in consciousness is also a process of collective emergence. It includes the birth pangs of new worldviews – integral worldviews – that are able to hold multiple, diverse perspectives in clear focus that see self and others, and all our choices, preferences, and opinions as unique and valid, though not as absolutes. As we straight little saplings widen our awareness, for the first time we grok that all our truths are at best true but partial – true for us in the moment, but subject to change with time and experience.
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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.
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