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Happy Tenth Anniversary to Mary and Elias!
As many know, Elias began speaking through Mary Ennis is April of 1995. So this past month marked the tenth anniversary of the first times Elias came through. Congrats Mary! In order to honor this occasion, we're posting the link to Vicki Pendley's recollection of her first encounter with Elias: How Did These Sessions Begin?
Mary Will No Longer Travel to Group Sessions
Mary Ennis has been holding group sessions since 1995. This phenomenon started out in a group context, and it was a couple of years before the first private session was held or any money was charged. As more and more people came to the sessions, Mary's friends in Castaic tried to help her find a way to commit to the Elias sessions full time and had to gradually convince her to accept any money. She has received a lot of help and support from those who transcribe and publish the sessions, as well as those who attend. Still, Mary never really enjoyed the travel part of her business, well, except maybe her visits to France! But for one reason or another she has decided to reduce her travel. There will still be group sessions, but they will occur in Brattleboro, Vermont beginning this Fall. For an update, see: A Note From Mary, April 17, 2005
See below for details on Mary's last group session In the USA.
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 440.
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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 Frank’s private session:
FRANK: “... I’d like to start by asking you about a dream I had since we last spoke. I was in my home and I saw this little alligator, about a three- or four-inch long alligator, that had a sort of menacing look on its face. The next thing I knew, I was trying to find this alligator again because I wanted to get rid of it or kill it or whatever, and I couldn’t find it. Then there were a lot of these little alligators all over the place, and my wife and a close friend of mine were present also. Shortly thereafter, there was a hornet as well, which I think I killed in the dream.
“My impression of this dream is that the little alligators represent either beliefs or perceptions that I view as negative that I’m trying to change or get to the bottom of.”
ELIAS: “Partially. I may express to you, the stronger message in this imagery is to be paying attention to actions that you generate throughout your day that you perceive to be small, for those actions or responses or expressions that you deem to be small are those that comprise the larger picture of the entirety of the movement of your day.
“In this, all of these small actions that generally speaking are overlooked and not noticed are indicators of how you are generating your movement and your direction throughout your day. Those indicators express to you the moments in which you are allowing yourself flexibility and the moments in which you are expressing rigidity, the moments in which you are generating automatic responses and not noticing, and the moments in which you are actually paying attention.
“The number of these small menacing creatures is your imagery to yourself in relation to how many times throughout your day there are expressed automatic responses and actions that may be noticed by turning your attention to serve you as indicators. But without noticing, they remain the expressions of reinforcement of automatic responses. Are you understanding?”
FRANK: “Yes, I am, although I have a question, or maybe you could give me an example of one of these small actions that I’m not paying attention to.”
ELIAS: “Examine mundane movements of your day. Let us begin with how you awake. What do you incorporate in the first few moments as you awaken?”
FRANK: “Usually that I’m tired, I guess.”
ELIAS: “And as you move from your bed, what are your actions?”
FRANK: “I don’t know. I guess I would say they’re pretty mindless.”
ELIAS: (Chuckles) “Quite. Even an action of showering or brushing your teeth, if you are noticing, you generate the action in the same manner. You shall incorporate the same movements. You shall incorporate washing in the same manner each day. You shall brush your teeth beginning on one side or in one particular motion each day, and you move your attention to thoughts concerning what shall be occurring later within your day, and you pay little attention to the actual actions that you are incorporating. Consuming your coffee or certain meals throughout the day, certain manners in which you approach your vehicle and how you engage starting your vehicle, these are all actions that you incorporate in each and every day. They are all actions that you generate in a manner of automatic responses, and they are all influenced by beliefs.
“In this, you generate all of these actions throughout your day and you do not notice what you are actually doing, which we have spoken of previously – paying attention to what you are actually doing. All of these actions you deem to be mundane, insignificant and small, and therefore you do not pay attention and you do not notice the mechanics of them. Even the manner in which you may prepare a sandwich may be generated in the same action each time.
“Actions such as these are the actions that you generate continuously, and these are the actions that are indicators to you concerning your automatic responses and the influence of beliefs that are reinforced daily. They are also actions unnoticed, which generates another indicator that you are not moving your attention in the now or upon self. But...”
FRANK: “Are you saying that to the extent that I do focus on these mundane actions and pay attention to how I’m doing them, as opposed to doing them on an automatic basis, that that is sort of – well, I don’t want to use the word “practice” – but it’s a way of making sure I’m in the now and paying attention on the more significant items in my life?”
ELIAS: “In a manner of speaking, for all of these actions that you incorporate are, in a manner of speaking, puzzle pieces that contribute to the design of the whole picture, and therefore offer you more of a clarity in understanding what you actually generate and how you create within your reality.
“You, in like manner to many other individuals, move your attention to what you deem to be large actions or significant actions: your business, your family, engaging interaction with your children, planning activities or events, planning actions that shall generate clients within your business, actions that shall be generating greater income. These are actions that you deem to be large and significant.
“All of these small actions that you incorporate in hundreds of movements throughout your day contribute to how you shall generate the large actions that you wish. But what you focus your attention upon are these large events, so to speak, or actions, and confuse yourself in how you may generate those in a manner of intentionally directing your energy and your movement to accomplish what you want.
FRANK: “Let me ask you this question. Let’s take the action of brushing my teeth, for example. Other than by noticing it, other than by keeping myself in the mode of noticing myself and focusing on myself and not doing things automatically, how else does that contribute to these big actions that I am in fact concerned with?”
ELIAS: “For these are indicators of your beliefs and your hold in rigidity to these beliefs.
“As an example, in brushing your teeth, let us say that you brush your teeth in a specific manner in specific motions, and in those specific motions you generate that action for a reason. You may not express a thought translation of those reasons, for you are generating an automatic response. But in recognizing that, you may be incorporating a belief that expresses if you incorporate certain motions in brushing your teeth, you shall be preventing harmfulness to your teeth and therefore you are generating a protection of your teeth. This is influenced by beliefs.
“This is what I am expressing to you, my friend. Even an action that you view to be so small as brushing your teeth is influenced by many beliefs that are expressed in those larger actions, associations that there are elements that incorporate the ability to attack your teeth that are not generated by yourself and that may be harmful to your teeth. Therefore you must be generating actions to be protecting of them, for they serve a function which is important to you.”
FRANK: “That I understand. That does get down to a significant belief that really pervades everything in my life.”
ELIAS: “Correct, and this is the point. This is the significance of the dream that you have offered to yourself in this type of imagery, that all of these creatures appear to you to be very small but they also appear to be menacing and there are many of them.” [session 1196, December 02, 2002]
Digests: find out more about imagery.
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”
NIRAA - A Summary of Accepting Self
A Glossary of Elias’ Terms
A Seth, Elias Comparative Overview
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Mary Session 06, Castaic, California, Sunday, January 16, 2005
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Monthly Musings - The Ten Belief Systems: Relationships
Last month we learned that the mysterious “you” in “you create your own reality” is much more than our objective awareness. We explored a comprehensive map of objective and subjective awareness called The Menu of Life. This month we're going to begin a series on the ten foundational belief systems.
But first, a little Elias trivia. Elias talked about belief systems and their affectingness from the very beginning of the sessions. But it wasn't until a private in February 1999, session 364, that someone finally asked the simple question, "How many belief systems are there?" Now, you never know if Elias is going to answer any question directly or abstractly. But in this instance he answered James Evan's question by outlining the ten foundational belief systems. Here, then, is a summary:
While there are only ten belief systems or bird cages, to use Elias' metaphor, there are many hundreds if not thousand of beliefs contained therein. In terms of the Seth material, then, these ten form the core belief systems that comprise our worldviews. They develop in relation to our over all life conditions: intentional, behavioral, cultural, and social factors. They also form a typology – a general “worldview roadmap” – that we can trace through the various stages of life. For example, all the above belief systems emerge during infancy and continue to develop as we grow through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and seniorhood.
There are no guarantees, either, that our belief systems will all develop at the same rate. They don’t. But they do complement each other and are nested together. For example, someone can have wide spiritual experiences and understanding, and yet have rather narrow moral beliefs. Or someone can have wide scientific understanding and very narrow, even arrested emotional or interpersonal beliefs, and so on. Together, they cover a wide matrix of potential experience.
So this month, we're going to begin a ten month adventure through these core value systems in the order Elias originally presented beginning with the belief system of relationships. It seems appropriate to begin here because it is with our intra- and interpersonal skills that we learn to engage the action of accepting self and others! The two go hand in hand.
The key things to remember are the two basic elements involved – self and other. Thus, our relationships encompass our all our aspects – self, family, work, culture, and the whole planet. A simple practice for this month is to NIRAA your relationship with yourself for a week. Then NIRAA your relationships with others and explore just how rich that web of relationships is. As usual, don't go crazy, simply notice for 5-10 minutes a day and let it go at that. The basic idea is to notice how well we know ourselves in relation to the others in our lives, and bring a sense of deep appreciation to all these aspects.
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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.
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