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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 Frank’s private session:
FRANK: “Let’s start by talking about the war in Iraq that’s going on right now. I’m just curious as to what ... obviously it’s some sort of mass imagery that’s being projected, and I’m curious to know what the reasons are behind it.”
ELIAS: “And what are your initial impressions?”
FRANK: “My initial impressions are that number one, it’s got something to do with the way different people can perceive the same event as being totally different, and number two, I feel like maybe it’s got something to do with a demonstration of the fact that people in fact do have choices.
“My reason for those two things are number one, this conflict must seem totally different in the Arab world than in the western world, and as I’ve been watching the news reports I’ve tried to be mindful of the fact that everybody’s perception is valid even though the perceptions are diametrically opposed. Then number two, again coming from my perspective, it seems like this was sort of a hopeless situation for a lot of people in that country, and all of a sudden now different choices are being expressed. Anyway, those are my impressions.”
ELIAS: “Very well. I may express to you that this is a mass display of different aspects of different beliefs and the duplicity associated with those beliefs. It also is a display and an example of deception.
“In this, it is an example that in actuality there are no secrets, and that energy is received in more of a genuine fashion than verbal communication or even actions. What is meant in this is that there is an expression being offered en masse by individuals that you view to be authorities or, in your terms, in power, which is not actually what it is being presented as, and masses of individuals are quite aware of the deception that is being expressed. Those individuals that are in agreement with the deception lend energy to its continuance; but there are many, many, many individuals that are not in agreement with the deception and are recognizing of it.
“The deception is a mass example of what we have discussed many times in relation to the action of helpfulness, and as I have stated many times previously, what you view to be helpful for the most part is in actuality not, and accomplishes quite the reverse of what you expect.
“Genuine helpfulness is the act of supportiveness and not an action of attempting to alter another individual’s reality, or to discount their choices and express that one may incorporate better choices than another individual. This merely discounts both. And this is what is being played out, so to speak, as a mass example of how you may deceive yourselves and also how individuals may attempt to deceive each other, but it is NOT accomplished.
“Now; you are correct, there are many aspects of choices and beliefs that are in involvement in this conflict which is occurring within your world, and it is serving a purpose, so to speak, in the presentment of many different beliefs, and it is also offering an example to you all of how you project your energy, and what beliefs you express, and whether you are actually paying attention to what you are actually doing or not.
“In this, I may say to you that within your dimension it does appear that conflict gains your attention more strongly than many other expressions; but what is significant in this action is choice.
“Within your society many individuals incorporate the perception that the individuals within the other society do not incorporate choice, but they do. You have chosen to be manifest in your country, in your society, and generate an alignment with its philosophies. Other individuals have chosen to be manifest in other countries with other philosophies. These are all choices. What is being expressed in this present time framework is a mass example of countries expressing outwardly that they incorporate a better philosophy and better choices in the guise of helpfulness, which is not actually the genuine motivation; but in recognition of the strength of masses of individuals that are and would be in disagreement of the genuine motivation, the expression of conflict is camouflaged in the disguise of helpfulness and liberation.
“The genuine expression is motivated in the threat of difference and the lack of acceptance of choices, and this generates conflict, and you are playing this out upon a mass stage.”
FRANK: “What about the aspects that this is self-protection?”
ELIAS: “This is another belief which is very strongly being expressed en masse, and not merely within your country or its allies but also in what you view to be the opposing country.
“This is the reason, my friend, that in recent time frameworks prior to your engagement of this conflict I have been speaking with you and strongly urging all of you to be paying attention to what you are actually expressing, and what you actually do, and what beliefs influence that. For although you may objectively in thought disagree with conflicts, you may also be contributing energy to those conflicts in what you actually do within your focus in each of your days.
“Protection is a very strong belief, and it is expressed in many, many manners objectively; but it is not merely protection which is being expressed in this display. There are many beliefs which are being expressed in a manner in which they become obvious to you all.”
FRANK: “In terms of this conflict, there are obviously many, many probable outcomes, and so each of us will choose his own view of what the outcome is. Is that correct?”
ELIAS: “Correct. The point is to be paying attention. And as you have created this massive display, this is your choice, to be viewing this theatrical production in a large scale and presenting to you beliefs in a very obvious manner. Now it is your choice how you shall incorporate that energy and how you shall manipulate it, what you shall do with it.” [session 1304, March 03, 2003]
Digests: find out more about mass events.
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Power Users Tip of the Month - Exploring the Digests II
Last month we looked at the Top 20 search terms to date. This month we’re going to take a look at getting the most out of the Digests.
As most realize, Elias isn’t able to explain every one of his concepts in a one or two hour session. In this context, we only get a snapshot each time a new Transcript comes out. And this IS intentional. It explores the deep and subtle relationships between his many concepts a bit at a time, in a way most of us learn.
This is what led me to create the Digests back in the Fall of 1997. At that time, people were already beginning to create topical compilations of Elias, like Margot Reed’s “transition bible.” My early interest began with a compilation of the essence family information, since it was clearly based upon a continuation of the earlier work of Jane Roberts.
Fast forward to 2003, and we now have a web version of 164 Digests consisting of well over 4,000 unique pages of information (and likely, if they were to be put in some kind of book format, would exceed 5-6,000 pages!).
The beautiful thing about web links is that nested relationships can be highlighted by the click of a mouse button. And so the Digests are linked to each originating Transcript, to provide the original, deeper context. I have added endnotes in the Digests that allow any reader to come in cold, so to speak, and be ballparked to whatever concepts Elias casually refers to (e.g. bird cage, sapling, essence family, etc.).
So the tip for this month is simply this: each time you go to read a Digest, scroll down to the bottom of the page (Ctrl+End keys), and take a minute or two to review the “Digests – see also:” listing. It will have a listing of ALL the main concepts that help explain the main Digest title. This provides a way to get a broader conceptual overview before reading the Digest.
A good example is the mass events Digest. It was recently updated to include all relevant info from 9-1-1 forward, including the Iraqi War. If you begin by reading the concept listing at the bottom, you set the stage to see how they work together within the broader context of the Digest.
It’s challenging enough to deal with ourselves as individuals! And yet, Elias’ ideas scale up to help us understand mass events.
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