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Gem of the Month
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PAUL: “... Just one more question then for today, old friend. (Elias laughs) The idea of – let me frame the question, I realize that’s so important in the way you answer – in the context of this acorn-sapling-tree developmental stages in time (Elias nods several times), from this focus of attention, from the essence focus of attention, it’s a simultaneity, recognizing that – as we go through that, the ten belief systems that you’ve presented to us as general areas of beliefs that work together are present in the acorn, they’re present in the sapling, they’re present in the tree to different degrees, and therefore….”
ELIAS: “Not to different degrees. They are all present continuously. The distinction is that they are not all expressed.”
PAUL: “Right. Okay. And, okay….”
ELIAS: “They are….”
PAUL: “As they get expressed, as we develop and go through our developmental stages – and this is a moral question (Elias nods). Okay, this is a tricky one. This is duplicity, the belief system of duplicity is present. And let me just ask you this question – in your context, the belief system of duplicity would be the area where we would look at morals and ethical belief systems?”
ELIAS: (Nods) “Yes.”
PAUL: “Where we judge good and bad?”
PAUL: “As opposed to the other nine, which deal with relationships, I mean, and that as you stated the belief system of duplicity is nested within the other nine…”
ELIAS: (Nods throughout) “Correct.”
PAUL: “…and so that moral judgment is always present…”
PAUL: “…and with our relationships, with emotion, sexuality, and on with the others. So all I’m just trying to get is that this belief system of duplicity, it changes in time also. It goes through a, what we could loosely call, an acorn, sapling, and tree stage.”
ELIAS: “That would be quite figurative…”
PAUL: (Laughs) “Okay.”
ELIAS: “…for it is not a development. Do not misunderstand. You incorporate all of the beliefs within all of the belief systems from the moment that you choose to be participating in this particular physical reality. Now; you express relatively few beliefs within each belief system. I am aware that it appears to each of you that you express many beliefs in association with each belief system, but in relation to the countless beliefs which are contained within each belief system, relatively speaking, you express few.
“Now; those are not absolute either. They change. The beliefs do not change, but which beliefs are expressed may change. Some beliefs you continue to express throughout the entirety of your focus, but some you do not. You may move your attention in association with different directions that you incorporate within one focus and that may alter which beliefs are expressed.
“An indicator of this that you may obviously objectively recognize is preferences. Preferences change. You may incorporate certain preferences in one time framework and within another time framework you may incorporate other preferences. Preferences are merely preferred expressed beliefs. And in viewing how your preferences change, you also indicate to yourself that other expressed beliefs also change and may become non-expressed beliefs and exchanged for other beliefs to be expressed.”
PAUL: “That makes sense.”
ELIAS: “This is the significance of genuinely generating an objective understanding of what you actually incorporate within this physical dimension – that beliefs are not your enemy and that they are not to be eliminated, but rather that you move your awareness to a wider expression and recognize that you actually incorporate a myriad of beliefs to choose; which rather than your familiar association with beliefs in automatically viewing them as bad, the point is to recognize that they are an integral expression and design of this physical dimension and to be incorporating optimum movement and creativity within this physical dimension to allow yourself to be incorporating the choice of all of them. Use them rather than attempting to eliminate them. And the manner in which you use them efficiently is to neutralize them in association with judgment.
“Now; as I have stated, duplicity is a belief system also, and it incorporates beliefs also. And those are not to be eliminated either, but rather to be recognized in relation to preference or the lack of preference, not in absolutes. But you may continue to incorporate your opinion and your preferences, knowing that they are relative to you, and not an absolute.”
PAUL: “Right, and at some point, at some point in linear terms, the awareness, the focus of attention becomes aware of what you just said – preference, opinion – as opposed to absolute.”
PAUL: “So it’s not inherent in the acorn stage, necessarily, or is it?”
ELIAS: “That awareness?”
PAUL: “Yes, that awareness.”
ELIAS: “The potential of that awareness, yes, is.”
PAUL: “But oftentimes, more often than not, that potential is not anywhere near fully realized in the preconventional stages.”
ELIAS: (Nods) “Correct. In this time framework and throughout your history, you are correct. But this is the reason that you are incorporating this shift in consciousness.”
PAUL: “So are you suggesting, then, that post-shift that the preconventional stages will be more aware of that potential awareness, will be more fully manifest in the preconventional stages?”
PAUL: “Oh, that’s good news. See, there, I made a judgment! (Both laugh) But that makes sense as far as the shift, and that would be a huge shift from where we are presently.”
ELIAS: (Nods) “Yes, you are quite correct.”
PAUL: “And just the last question then. The ten belief systems – they’re general, you know, we could divide them up other ways too, I suppose, but it covers a spectrum – those ten are inherent in the blueprints.”
PAUL: “So that as an essence, when it manifests, say, 1200 focuses – woof! – those ten are in all 1200 focuses.”
ELIAS: (Nods) “Yes.”
PAUL: “Yeah, okay, that’s consistent with your model as you’ve explained it so far. Well, I guess that does it for me today, old friend!”
ELIAS: “Ha ha ha! Very well. (Paul laughs) I shall be anticipating our next discussion. Ha ha ha!” [session 1357, May 29, 2003]
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Session 1345, Friday, May 16, 2003
Session 1346, Saturday, May 17, 2003*
Session 1347, Saturday, May 17, 2003
Session 1348, Sunday, May 18, 2003
Session 1349, Sunday, May 18, 2003
Session 1350, Monday, May 19, 2003
Session 1351, Monday, May 19, 2003*
Session 1352, Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Session 1353, Thursday, May 22, 2003*
Session 1354, Monday, May 26, 2003*
Session 1355, Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Session 1356, Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Session 1357, Thursday, May 29, 2003
Session 1358, Thursday, May 29, 2003
Session 1359, Friday, May 30, 2003*
Session 1361, Saturday, May 31, 2003
Session 1362, Monday, June 02, 2003*
Session 1363, Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Session 1364, Wednesday, June 04, 2003
Session 1365, Wednesy, June 04, 2003*
Session 1366, Friday, June 06, 2003*
Session 1367, Friday, June 06, 2003*
Session 1368, Saturday, June 07, 2003
Session 1369, Sunday, June 08, 2003
Session 1370, Sunday, June 08, 2003*
Session 1371, Monday, June 09, 2003
Session 1372, Monday, June 09, 2003
*unpublished by request.
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Monthly Musings - The Ten Beliefs Systems: Scientific
Last month we explored the eighth of the ten belief systems: religion/spirituality. This month we move onto science, the belief system that attempts to explain elements of physical reality through reason, intellect, and rationality. Like each of the ten foundational belief SYSTEMS, science provides a means for us to better understand who we are, why we are here, and where we are going.
Science covers a wide array of beliefs that range from how things work to solving problems through invention and discovery. There are a wide range of sciences we use today. For instance, physics and chemistry deal with nonliving matter. Biology deals with self-replicating life forms, from single cells to human beings. Paleontology, anthropology, and archeology deal with how those life forms evolved over hundreds of millions of years. More recent sciences deal with psychology, human development, social systems, economics, cosmology, astrophysics, and so on.
The universe is a big place, and humans have created dozens of ways to explain how it all works. The premodern religions also attempted to explain how the universe works, and still do today. What makes religion and science different are the methods they use to create, interpret, and verify data. The main difference between religion and science is that science deals with facts, third person perspectives, and objectively verifiable theories. Religion is based on faith and introspection. The most successful scientific theories predict behavior and outcomes. The results have been impressive in the past couple of centuries, for example, putting people on the moon, building the Internet, telecommunications systems, medical marvels, and on and on. But there has also been a shadow side, namely, weapons of mass destruction, and continued poverty, racism, slavery, and so on.
In terms of mainstream or officially accepted reality, the pronouncements of scientists validate and legitimize everything from medicines, diets, and safer cars to surgical procedures, healthier work environments, and energy efficient technologies. And yet, science is a process, a method that produces data that must be interpreted by a community of the adequately trained. As such, it is a profession open to new methods, new interpretations, or what have come to be called paradigm shifts. There can be controversy, too, as new claims must be verified or junked. So scientific beliefs by nature tend to exist in a state of flux and change.
Elias’ view of science provides a unique lens in which to better understand how this belief system affects us. As usual he does not invalidate it, says we are not eliminating it, but tries his best to help us notice how it works in relation to the rest of our belief systems.
Elias has also consistently pointed out that science fiction is often a precursor of science fact. For instance, think of the visionary works by H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.
Furthermore, Elias has hinted that there are new technologies that are most probable in the coming decades including faster than light travel, recording dreams, and a cure for Alzheimer’s. If he is anywhere close, then we have a lot to look forward to!
However, Elias points out that our belief in modern science to provide all the answers is based upon the same kind of faith used in premodern religions. As such, what sociologists call scientism is the fanatical, almost religious adherence to scientific method as the only way to know truth and what provides adequate evidence of the true. Of course, Elias doesn’t use the term “scientism,” and yet he obviously understands the limits of scientific methods and knowledge.
As we assimilate the information offered by Elias, he continually returns to the basic themes of accepting and trusting self in the context of creating all our reality. While it seems simple, it is no small task! This information is intended to help us become more aware of the many relationships between these main belief systems, and how we use them to create all our reality. So our exploration of belief SYSTEMS inevitably returns to a call for acceptance and trust.
Another main theme is the shift in consciousness, which began at the start of the twentieth century and will be completed, more or less, by the end of the third quarter of this century. As such, humanity in the midst of the birth pangs of emerging postmodern worldviews that embrace the gems of premodern religious worldviews and modern scientific worldviews. However, these worldview dynamics are anything but peaceful. As the world shifts, evolves, and changes there is always resistance by the status quo to change.
According to Elias, a key part of this shift includes a widening of awareness which through enhanced use of unofficial information and periphery. In other words, through the use of altered states that more fully engage our inner senses. But these are still not supported by the mainstream, and get labeled as demonic in religious worldviews, and pathological in modern worldviews.
I keep hearing the Borg mantra from Star Trek, Next Generation, “resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.” And yet, these changes will have their own growing pains. The emerging postmodern psyche refuses to be held back! So these complex worldview dynamics hold the potential for trauma, and I believe this is one way to imagine what Elias means when he talks about trauma of the shift.
Now, there have been attempts to bridge science and spirit. And this is one of the key frontiers of postmodern thought in my view. However, the road is laced with difficulties on several layers. How to best create the bridge? How to mine the gems of premodern religions and modern science and morph them into a new worldview? Unfortunately, there are no simple answers, but many now realize that new paradigms are required. However, there is so much money, power, and prestige tied up in current institutional forms of religion and science that any bridge will not occur until all parties widen their awareness to see that body, mind, and spirit are merely aspects of the whole.
So postmodern worldviews will have to embrace new disciplines that will be neither sciences, nor religions because they will bridge both. These disciplines will be unlike anything we’ve seen in the past, because they will acknowledge the role of consciousness and spirit. It will require that scientists develop their own inner senses and abilities to engage altered states in communally verifiable ways. The results of these postmodern “dream-art sciences,” to use Seth’s term, will help to solve many of the problems we now face on a global scale including affordable housing, health care, education, and mutual coexistence for over six billion people.
Once again, we’ve covered a lot of ground! But this belief system of science is another BIG belief system. So for this month, we are going to apply our noticing practice (NIRAA) to scientific beliefs in relation to this shift. For the first week, simply notice during the day when scientific 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 scientific 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 scientific 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 science is in understanding how we create all our reality.
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