March - Over 3,300 Visitors!
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- Lynda Symans has scheduled a group E-fest for Brattleboro in June! See below for details.
- We're pleased to announce Paul's new conscious creation music CD called Mindscapes. See below for details.
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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 Carmen’s private session:
ELIAS: “Express to myself your assessment of your accomplishments in association with what you and I have discussed previously in allowing yourself to intentionally relax and hold your attention within the moment.” (1)
CARMEN: “Well, one thing, when I do receive an intense emotional signal, which is usually when I am reminded to come back to the now ... although, I’m going to give myself a little bit more credit than that, because I genuinely, at least in the last few days, have made concerted efforts to be focusing on exactly what I am doing in the moment. Sometimes I’ll try to help myself by doing a running dialogue: ‘I am getting up. I am walking into the kitchen. I am picking up the cup,’ to try to help me do that. And every time I notice my attention projecting outward, I try to bring it back to myself and remind myself that this is about me and what I want, that I choose irrespective of anything else.
“I still do have periods of the emotional signal comes that I am discounting myself as I do allow my thoughts to go to the future or even the past; I mean, the past can be just as derailing as the future. I do have intense emotional moments, but at least I’m telling myself that I am discounting myself, I’m not trusting my ability, and even though I can’t feel trust in myself, I feel at least I am identifying that I don’t need to get stuck in the emotion.
“So let’s see if there’s anything else ... I’m much more attuned, I think, to my emotional signals when they begin to start up. It’s like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I don’t want to become overwhelmed, so try and relax,’ and sometimes I’m not successful, sometimes I go there anyway and feel like I disintegrate and go through the cycle again, but at least I think that I’m noticing...”
CARMEN: “...my emotional signals more quickly.”
CARMEN: “So I think all of these things may represent, DO represent some movement.”
ELIAS: “Yes. Now, my friend, I shall offer to you individually an exercise, and in this, I am expressing this to you quite specifically and quite genuinely, although initially it may appear to you as inconsequential or even initially silly. I suggest to you that you genuinely consider what I shall offer to you as an individual exercise that you may be incorporating.
“My suggestion to you is to allow yourself to incorporate a physical action: blow bubbles.”
CARMEN: (Laughs) “Okay.”
ELIAS: “I am quite definite in what I am expressing to you and expressing to you quite purposefully. Incorporate bubbles and allow yourself an activity of blowing bubbles, and as you incorporate this activity, your exercise is to genuinely allow yourself, that creative artistic aspect of yourself, to look at these bubbles. Appreciate the colors, the perfectness of form, the beauty of their movement and the effortlessness of floating, and view yourself in each one. Allow yourself the lightness and the fun of incorporating this action, and see yourself as these bubbles.”
CARMEN: “That doesn’t seem silly to me, because one thing I’ve become aware of is that I really would like to see the beauty in everyday life. I know there’s more to that exercise than just noticing and appreciating what seem to be the small things, but I’ve really wanted to get that back. So I’m thinking that besides the seeing myself in the bubbles, in the lightness and the joy and the flowing and movement, it also can help me just appreciate what’s around me, if that makes any sense.”
ELIAS: “Correct, and this shall offer you an experience, a reincorporation of an experience of fun and appreciation, and this is the point of this exercise. You have moved yourself into such an extreme expression of seriousness that you have forgotten your experience of fun and appreciation in genuineness, and this experience in this exercise may be genuinely helpful to you in allowing you to rediscover your appreciation of all that you create within your physical focus, merely by reestablishing within yourself a reminder of the feeling of playfulness and fun in experience.”
CARMEN: “Am I correct that if I let go of some of the fears and duplicity, that my essence energy is naturally kind of, oh, I don’t know, not bouncy but playful? Maybe every essence’s energy is like that, I don’t know. But sometimes I’ve gotten the feeling that underneath all of this stuff is a really kind of upbeat, trippin’ down the streets of the city, that kind of thing. Am I correct in that?”
ELIAS: “Yes! But you have contained that expression of energy within yourself, in a manner of speaking in a locked safe, which you view as protective of it but in actuality it is held captive and is not protective.” [session 911, September 28, 2001]
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 Seth, Elias Comparative Overview (Updated!)
Recent 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: March 2003
Thanks to Bobbi Houle, Paul Tews, Margot Reed, Daryl Horton, and Fran Wing, new transcripts are published weekly. Also, if you or someone you know wants to get ON or OFF the email list to receive new transcripts, contact Bobbi H. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify a preference, either MS Word or Plain Text.
Session 908, Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Session 909, Thursday, September 27, 2001
Session 910, Thursday, September 27, 2001
Session 911, Friday, September 28, 2001
Session 913, Saturday, September 29, 2001
Session 914, Monday, October 01, 2001
Session 915, Thursday, October 04, 2001
Session 916, Friday, October 05, 2001
Session 917, Saturday, October 06, 2001
Session 1252, Saturday, January 18, 2003
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.
Power Users Tip of the Month - Top 20 Search Terms of All Time, Space, and Everything
Last month we explored why transcripts are sometimes published out of order or not at all. Given the serious nature of world events this past month, we decided to “blow some bubbles” of our own. Back at the January group session in Castaic, Jo had a lot of fun reading the Top 10 terms from the Elias forum search engine. So here are the most frequent terms since February 2002.
Tip: just because someone’s name appears doesn’t mean they’re searching for their own private sessions. Others may enjoy reading them, too! And last we checked, Beethoven and Seth were still dead guys. Also notice that depression follows money, and love follows sex. Hmmm, we think we're seeing some trends here.
Top 20 Search Terms
Isn’t it somehow appropriate that intermediate is #1 by a large margin? :-)
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