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In this Issue:

> What's New?
> Gem of the Month
> Resources for Newcomers
> New & Updated Digests/Exercises
> Recently Published Transcripts: March 2005
> Please Notify Us About Typos, Broken Links, Or ...
> Monthly Musings - The Menu of Life: “Who is the ‘You’ in YCYOR?”
> Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private or Group Session
> Order Video and Audio Tapes
> Order The Shift: A Time of Change
> Order Mindscapes Music CD
> Order The Cellophane Prophecy
> Public Email Lists

What's New?

> Over 1 million webpages served!

Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 1,275,000 webpages to more than 77,200 visitors in over 120 countries. We also had over 11,600 visits last month.* Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!

> DVD Archive Project Update

This is one of those “behind the scenes” projects whose goal is to ensure that the legacy of the Elias forum continues long after we’re gone. At last count, Mary had recorded over 1,700 sessions on videotape! Since DVDs take up less space, we purchased a DVD recorder last March, and began to transfer the ’95 sessions from Ron and Cathy Churchman’s video archive. We’ve finished through session 406.

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> Kosmic Books & Music

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This 365 page second edition of Elias excerpts features a beautiful new cover design, and an extra 70 pages of new information. A must-have for any collector and enthusiast.

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A conscious creation music CD with over an hour of music on 22 tracks. Now available on Apple iTunes,, and Best Buy.

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A hilarious spoof on the New Age classic The Celestine Prophecy.

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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 Jon and Erin’s private session:

JON: “I’m basically interested to know more in depth what is going on with how attention and the choosing aspects work. It seems like there’s an inner attention which is different from my waking conscious attention. The inner attention is sort of like a smooth muscle which is constant and automatic, like a heart. My waking attention is sort of like an arm muscle. It’s like this sort of strong background attention which is generally focused strongly, like the police.

“I want to sort of imagine a giant fire hose shooting water at a wall of jars that are beliefs, and once the water hits, they’re eliminated. It objectifies them. Acceptance of the beliefs makes it possible to aim the water in other different directions to again objectify other beliefs. Focusing on myself in the present moment gives me the opportunity to do that.

“It also seems like in some cases when you align with a belief, you align with it for some reason, and that reason has to be dealt with also at some level before you can effectively shift your attention away from it.

“That’s sort of my conception of what’s going on at the moment. I was wondering if you could correct me or add anything to that.”

ELIAS: “I may express to you that you have presented an interesting and accurate analogy of attention in relation to movement and beliefs.

“In this, you may recognize that you may be intentionally directing that water flow to the jars and choosing which beliefs you shall be expressing, recognizing those which are expressed in automatic responses and thusly allowing yourself a new recognition that you may intentionally direct your choices in relation to your beliefs and which beliefs you choose to be expressing and aligning with in association with your preferences, but also incorporating a genuine objective recognition that these are your choices and that other individuals may express different choices. In acceptance of your choices, recognizing that these are expressions of your preferences, you do not generate the judgment in relation to your own choices or to other individuals’ choices.”

JON: “In that moment when I choose and direct the water stream in different directions, I’m sort of curious how to do that really effectively. Let’s say I wanted to do something like teleport or morph a table into a steak. What can I do within myself to make that happen? I’m also curious, why is it easier to do that in dream state than it is in physical reality?”

ELIAS: “You express less constraints or restrictions upon yourself and your abilities within dream state than you do in waking state. You also incorporate less of an expression of linear time in dream state than you do in waking state. You allow yourself more of a flexibility in dream state, and you express more of a rigidness in waking state.

“Your association with time is quite significant also, for time is the factor that enables you to generate physical manifestations, actual matter. Therefore, you may be incorporating more of a challenge in reconfiguring physical manifestations in waking state in your objective reality, for you automatically generate an expression of time in alignment with the design of your physical dimension.

“Now; this is not to say that you may not bend that expression of time or that you do not incorporate the ability to reconfigure the manner in which you are manipulating energy in association with time to be generating these types of manifestations. It may merely be more challenging in waking state, for your beliefs associated with your abilities are strong and your familiarity with the movement of time is quite strong also.

“In this, allowing yourself to relax your attention and incorporate more flexibility in the movement of your attention and also incorporating more of a flexibility in your association with time shall be quite influencing of your perception, therefore allowing you to accomplish these types of actions in waking state more easily.

“As an example, individuals do allow themselves to incorporate an actual physical action of levitation. The manner in which this is accomplished is to be bending the perception of time and allowing the self to incorporate a specific type of relaxation that relaxes certain expressions of the perception to defy strongly expressed beliefs, in a manner of speaking, and therefore move the attention to different beliefs that are not generally expressed by the individual. For you incorporate all beliefs within all belief systems; therefore, it is merely a matter of moving your attention and choosing to express different beliefs.”

JON: “When you were talking about this relationship with time and bending time and how that affects the physical creation of matter and physical reality as different from in dream state, I guess I’m not really sure what question to ask but can you kind of clarify? I’m not exactly sure what time is, I guess. What’s going on there?”

ELIAS: “Time is an element of movement.

“What you incorporate in action as consciousness as you choose to be manifesting in this physical reality is an action of generating things from nothing. For consciousness, and you as essence which is consciousness, is not an entity; therefore, it incorporates no form. Therefore, you are generating actual forms and physical manifestations from no physical manifestation and no form.

“Therefore, you incorporate this element of time within your physical reality, which generates a type of thickness of energy, which allows you each to configure energy of consciousness within that thickness and therefore create actual physical manifestations. The manner in which you bend time alters your manifestations, but it is also an incorporation of how you direct your attention.

“In this, if you are incorporating a faster vibration of time, physical manifestations may appear less solid. If you are incorporating a slower vibration of time, physical manifestations may appear much more solid. Figuratively speaking, time is a type of cloak which surrounds links of consciousness, energy, and therefore generates form.”

JON: “When you say ‘bending time,’ would you be speeding up the vibration or slowing it down? Is that what you mean by ‘bending?’”

ELIAS: “Yes, and moving your attention also.”

JON: (Inaudible)

ELIAS: “Correct.”

JON: “So if I wanted to levitate, it would help to increase the vibration of time to a higher rate?”

ELIAS: “Yes, and also to move your attention to not be expressing the belief of gravity. The movement of your attention also is the manner in which you shall alter the configuration of time, which you actually incorporate this action much more often than you notice.

“You incorporate this action of bending time or allowing yourself more of a flexibility of time in association with your attention quite frequently, in actuality. You merely do not pay attention to what you are actually doing that generates that expression. Frequently you may express to yourselves that time may be moving quite quickly or it may be moving quite slowly, and you briefly notice but you do not pay attention to what you are actually doing that generates that alteration of time.

“You express, generally speaking, to yourselves that time remains the same and your perception of it is different, which is quite amusing, for your perception is what generates the alteration of the factor of time itself. Therefore, they are not separated. In this, your perceptions do generate different expressions of time in relation to how you are directing your attention.

“Therefore, if you are allowing yourself to become more intimately familiar with yourself and what you actually generate within your physical reality, what you actually do in all of your moments, you shall also begin to offer yourself clearer information as to how you create certain actions and what influences certain expressions and experiences. In generating more of a clarity in familiarity of yourself, you also may allow yourself to generate experiences intentionally in expressions that you want.”

JON: “I’m just curious; if I’m focused more on the present moment, does that have an effect? Like the more I’m focused on the present, does that affect the rate of time at all, or is it a different attention that affects the rate of time?”

ELIAS: “This is one manner, yes.”

JON: “That would slow it down, by concentrating on each moment?”

ELIAS: “It may or it may not. It is dependent upon how you are directing your attention. This is one manner in which you may be reconfiguring your expression of time. There are many manners or methods, so to speak, of moving your attention to be affecting of the configuration of time.”

JON: “If I move my attention away from the belief in gravity to one where I do not believe in gravity, but at the same time I move my attention so that time slows down rather than speeding up, I’m assuming that would make it impossible to levitate, basically. It probably would be a little more difficult to levitate.”

ELIAS: “Not necessarily, for you may choose to be configuring time in a slower manner to offer you the opportunity to extend the experience, so to speak.

“In this, be remembering, you shall not be moving your attention in a manner in which you express that you do not believe gravity. You are merely acknowledging, yes, you do incorporate a belief of gravity, but you also are allowing yourself choice and therefore allowing yourself to direct your hose to a different jar; recognizing that the other jar continues to exist, but in this particular moment your attention is focusing upon a different jar.”

JON: “Okay, I can see that. Well, thank you very much.” [session 1194, November 24, 2002]

Digests: find out more about attention (doing and choosing).

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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

> Acceptance 101

> Acceptance 102

> “the straight little sapling”

> “the secret of life”

> About Elias

> A Glossary of Elias’ Terms

> A Seth, Elias Comparative Overview

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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.

New & Updated! Exercises

> create a painting of your energy

New & Updated! Updated Digests

> attention (doing and choosing)
> focus of essence; beginning – continuing – final

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Recently Published Transcripts: March 2005

Thanks to Bobbi Houle, Paul Tews, Margot Reed, Daryl Horton, Fran Wing, and Donna Friedman, new transcripts are published weekly. If you or someone you know wants to get ON or OFF the email list to receive new transcripts, contact Bobbi H. at Please specify a preference, either MS Word or Plain Text.

> Session 1189, Wednesday, November 20, 2002
“Looking at Relationships”

> Session 1193, Saturday, November 23, 2002
“Pay Attention to What You WANT to be Doing”

> Session 1194, Sunday, November 24, 2002
“Initiating Focus”“
“Time and the Creation of Physical Manifestations”

> Session 1195, Sunday, November 24, 2002

*unpublished by request.

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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.

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Monthly Musings - The Menu of Life: “Who is the ‘You’ in YCYOR?”

Last month we further explored Elias’ sapling story – the aphorism on accepting self and others. We explored how there can’t be a single straight little sapling because we each hold different intents, desires, orientations, and so on. This month we’re going to open things up and take a broad look at who this mysterious “you” is in “you create your own reality.”

We’ll be exploring Elias’ “roadmap” of the soul – a summary of the main concepts introduced to date that explore the multidimensional nature of what he calls “essence” and “focuses of essence.”

To make this a little bit more fun, imagine that you are a soul who has just made the big decision to engage a cycle of manifestation – a set of simultaneous physical lifetimes. Whoohoo! Way to go! Are you in for a great adventure!

You are immediately handed a restaurant-style menu and instead of prices you find a checklist with blanks. The good news is that this is FREE. The bad news, well... that’s entirely up to you to create for yourself.

[The following is to be read with a John Cleese, Monty Python accent ...]

“Attention, attention all souls preparing to experience physical reality! All of your physical focuses will be equipped with a full complement of inner senses that allow for merging, conceptualizing, tripping in and out time frameworks just to keep linear time from getting too boring (in case you forget why you are doing this in the first place).

[Smiling and nodding] “We’ve also added a complement of five physical senses that should give your inner senses some serious competition for your attention.

“So please fill out the following form by making a selection from each row and hand it in to the Gatekeeper (who may look conspicuously like someone you recognize but can’t quite place) before engaging the manifestation of all of your focuses.

“And just in case no one told you, you can change any choice at any time. In fact, time is only a camouflage, so don’t worry if you wish to change your mind. But there will always be consequences for every choice you make and probability that you wish to explore [winking conspiratorially].

“So, get ready to forget everything you know and have learned thus far. And trust Us, it will be worth the ride, if only for the experience.”

Characteristics of essence (subjective perception):

__________ essence family belonging to
__________ dispersed essence
__________ babe essence
__________ “cycle” of manifestation (“create simultaneous lifetimes”)
__________ inner senses (subjective senses used to translate “source energy” into objective creations; impressions, impulses, knowings, feeling tones)
__________ aspects of essence; primary (directing)/secondary (observing)
__________ counterpart action (parallel and opposite)
__________ fragmentation (fragmenting latent elements into an autonomous essence for further development)
__________ splintering (personality elements into the array of focus personalities)
__________ mergence (exploring consciousness through collective sharing of experience, a key action and inner sense that often leads to fragmentation, splintering, etc.)
__________ creating bifurcation points for probable selves
__________ creating intersection points for alternate selves
__________ avenues of communiction (subjective communication translated into objective awareness; dream imagery, emotions, physical senses, [vision, hearing, taste, touch, and smell], inner senses [empathic, conceptual, differential time], impulses, impressions, physical body expressions [symptoms of dis-ease], language, intuitions [another term for inner senses and dreams], imagination)
__________ blinking in and out (the action of creation; the translation of “source energy” to and from Regional Areas 2, 3, 4 to and from Regional Area 1)
__________ pop-ins (like Tweety bird, just to keep us on our toes)

Characteristics of focus personalities (objective perception):

__________ essence family aligning with
__________ beginning (initiating) – continuing (remanifesting) – final focus
__________ choice of signature color
__________ choice of signature tone
__________ gender (male/female; a subjective pre-birth choice)
__________ orientation (common/intermediate/soft; a subjective pre-birth choice)
__________ thought – emotional – religious – political-focus (a subjective pre-birth choice, processed via energy centers)
__________ focuses of our essence, near in tone, further in tone (pick from anywhere between 300 - 600! How near or far would your remembrance of essence to be? What group/family relationships, issues would you like to work on?)
__________ hold an aspect of Dream Walker intent through fragmentation relationships (it’s a tough job, but we do rely on aspects of Seers, Tellers, Speakers, etc. as the “Maintenance Crew” for this dimension you know. After all, someone has to make sure that time flows forward.)
__________ physical senses (five objective senses used to create physical perception)
__________ ten fundamental belief systems, sexuality and emotion are base lines for our physical experiences (psychological “filters” used to create physical perception)
__________ energy centers – eight physical, three nonphysical
__________ sexual preference (an objective post-birth belief system)
__________ chapter focuses (if you think that being with one family in one lifetime is challenging, imagine clusters of lifetimes in which group issues are addressed and worked through)
__________ twin focuses
__________ pyramid focuses
__________ projections of consciousness (thinking is the best way travel around space-time)
__________ engaging the action of transition while physically focused (why be confused after you’ve completed your cycle of manifestation when you can be thoroughly confused while still physical?)
__________ mirror action (the world reflects our beliefs back us)
__________ counterpart action (parallel and opposite)

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$25 current transcripts on CD-R. Available in MS-Word or text formats.


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New & Updated! Order The Shift: A Time of Change
compiled by David Tate

Click here to enlarge. Publication date 25 October 2004
Mind, Body, Spirit; Philosophy
365pp; paperback
UK publication date 25 October 2004
Published by Contact Publishing Ltd.

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At this time in our world we are all asking questions of ourselves and others such as, “What is my purpose?” and “What is truth?” and “What is death?” We are questioning the validity of our governments and our religious institutions. The Shift: A Time of Change offers the answer to these questions.

First time author David Tate has waded through the voluminous information delivered by Elias/Mary Ennis to compile a GEM of the Elias material and has shaped The Shift: A Time of Change into a definitive reference guide of the most popular topics of the Elias material.

All of the readers of the popular Seth/Jane Roberts books will identify with the information delivered by Elias/Mary Ennis in that it is channelled material. Like Seth, Elias is an essence who brings forth explanations of our world, ourselves and that we create our reality. The mantra, “You create your own reality,” was originated by Seth. Seth further explained that our beliefs create our reality. However, Elias clarifies that in order to change our realities we must accept our beliefs.

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.

This is the first book within a series.


    The Shift
    Elias in his own words
Chapter 1     Your Purpose Is Experience
Chapter 2     The Shift
Chapter 3     A Shifty Question
Chapter 4     Why Are We Here?
Chapter 5     Who Am I and What Is Essence?
Chapter 6     What About God?
Chapter 7     What Is Truth?
Chapter 8     A Divine Plan
Chapter 9     Intent – Desire
Chapter 10   If It Isn’t Fun, Don’t Do It!
Chapter 11   You Shall Not Betray You
Chapter 12   Birth–Death–Transition
Chapter 13   Regional Areas of Consciousness
Chapter 14   Reincarnation
Chapter 15   Karma
Chapter 16   Belief Systems
Chapter 17   Duplicity
Chapter 18   Mass Belief Systems
Chapter 19   New Horizons
Appendix 1   The Sapling Story
Appendix 2   Glossary of Terms

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“A picture is worth a thousand words, but a mindscape is worth a thousand pictures.”

Mindscapes Music CD

From the sublime to the ridiculous, the sacred to the profane, Mindscapes explore the boundless world of dreams and imagination. Now available from Paul Helfrich.

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The Cellophane Prophecy

Wickedly funny sendup of new age mega-seller, The Celestine Prophecy, a novel about a man who goes to Peru to find manuscripts that contain the secrets of life. His intentions are good – he wishes to share the manuscripts with the world – but his efforts are impeded by power-hungry factions, extremists, and high-ranking church officials.

In J.K. Greenfield’s parody, The Cellophane Prophecy, our hero’s intentions are not so good! Set up by an ex-girlfriend promising sexual favors, he goes to Italy to uncover manuscripts said to contain the secrets of life-secrets, he finds, like “If you stare at something long enough, it will glow.”

The book is a must for people who read The Celestine Prophecy and found themselves in need of a laugh, or even a subplot! Treat yourself and your loved ones to The Cellophane Prophecy.

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