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In this Issue:

> June - Over 3,450 Visitors!
> Gem of the Month
> Resources for Newcomers
> New & Updated Digests/Exercises
> Recently Published Transcripts: June 2003
> Please Notify Us About Typos, Broken Links, Or ...
> Power Users Tip of the Month - Little Known Facts in the Digests
> Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private or Group Session
> Order Video and Audio Tapes
> Order Mindscapes Music CD
> Upcoming Elias Group Sessions - 2003 Schedule and Updates
> Public Email Lists
> Explore the Elias forum webring

June - Over 3,450 Visitors!

Newsletters since March 2002 are available online in the Library, under the letter “N” at:

Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 394,900 webpages to more than 31,250 users in over 70 countries. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!

See below for details on:

> Group E-fest in Dusseldorf, Germany in July!

> Group E-fest in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky in September

> Mindscapes - Paul’s conscious creation music CD.

If you use this newsletter and website, please take a minute to let us know what you think. Your feedback helps us to make them easier to use.

Best Wishes,

Paul & Jo Helfrich
Castaic, California, USA

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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 Aili’s private session:

AILI: “You told me earlier that we were in a transformation. I’m realizing that after 25 years in the field of education that I need to go and move on and express myself in other ways, that I have expressed myself as much as I choose at this point to express myself, and I think in some ways it’s an alignment with what we’ve been talking about. My second question is this: what attitude must I hold in order to increase my service to others through my private practice, workshops and presentations, upon my leaving education this year?”

ELIAS: (Softly) “Be the straight little sapling, my friend.”

AILI: “Help me with that. I’m not quite clear I understand it.”

ELIAS: “I have offered a small story nearing the onset of this phenomenon. In this, I have presented a story of two little saplings. One is a straight little sapling, and it merely is. It grows, and it radiates, and it merely is within its being. It accepts itself, it trusts itself, and it expresses no need to be creating any other expression but its mere being.

“Alongside of this straight little sapling is a quite convoluted little sapling, and this convoluted little sapling is continuously questioning its existence. It is continuously analyzing and questioning how it shall grow, in what direction it shall grow, whether it shall be incorporating too much water or too much sun, whether it shall be more beneficial to it to grow within the darkness and the moonlight or whether it shall facilitate its growth more within the sunlight. As it continues to question itself, it twists and becomes more and more convoluted, and all the while the straight little sapling merely continues to grow in its natural expression. In this, the convoluted little sapling notices the straight little sapling, and it questions how this straight little sapling is not bending itself and is not incorporating conflict and is merely radiating.

“The straight little sapling offers no advice; it offers no bending to the convoluted little sapling. It merely continues to be. And in its being, the convoluted little sapling views it and expresses to itself, ‘Ah, perhaps if I am incorporating like action to this little sapling, I may incorporate no more conflict.’ It shall straighten itself. The greatest offering that the straight little sapling expresses is to merely be, for it offers an example.” [session 937, October 27, 2001]

Digests: find out more about the straight little sapling:

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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 Seth, Elias Comparative Overview (Updated!)

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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! Digests

> attention (doing and choosing)

New & Updated! Updated Digests

> About Elias
> being in the now
> dis-ease and healing
> essence families; subdivisions
> gender, orientation, and preference
> noticing self
> perception
> straight little sapling
> waves in consciousness
> you create your reality

New & Updated! Exercises

> acknowledge self
> STOP: focus your attention in the now

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Recently Published Transcripts: June 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 Please specify a preference, either MS Word or Plain Text.

> Session 935, Friday, October 26, 2001
“Viewing Other Focuses”
“Identifying Your Intent – The ‘Elias Challenge’”
“The Communication of Anxiety”

Session 936, Friday, October 26, 2001*

> Session 937, Saturday, October 27, 2001
“Accepting ALL Your Expressions”
“The Straight Little Sapling Story”

> Session 938, Saturday, October 27, 2001
“Engaging a War on Ideas”
“Anthrax – Not a Contagion”
“How Shall You Insert the Shift?”

> Session 939, Sunday, October 28, 2001
“Change and Fear”
“911 Reaction and Counterpart Action”

> Session 940, Sunday, October 28, 2001
“A Playful Session”

> Session 941, Sunday, October 28, 2001
“Exercise: Releasing Anxiety”
“Your Birthright: YOUR Choice, What You Want”

> Session 942, Sunday, October 28, 2001
“Elias’ Dimension and Experience”

> Session 943, Monday, October 29, 2001
“Becoming Familiar with Your Attention and with You”
“Examples of Counterpart Action”

> Session 944, Monday, October 29, 2001
“Alcohol Use – A Tangle of Beliefs”

Session 945, Monday, October 29, 2001*

Session 946, Monday, October 29, 2001*

> Session 947, Thursday, November 01, 2001
“Releasing Physical Tension”
“Acknowledging Noticing”
“The Action of Emergence”

> Session 949, Friday, November 02, 2001
“Pay Attention to the CHOOSING Rather Than the Thinking”

*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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Power Users Tip of the Month - Little Known Facts in the Digests

Last month we looked at using the Gems to “talk to Elias.” This month we’re going to look at another feature in the Digests that many folks may not be aware of.

Did you ever wonder how many truths Elias has discussed? Or what wave in consciousness the collective is engaging during any particular moment? I know, I know. Who the hell cares? Well, it turns out a lot of folks care. In fact, at the recent group E-fest in Brattleboro, Vermont, Elias introduced a new wave in consciousness: the belief system of truth.

So what does that mean and why should I care?

Rather than explain the particulars, the point is that you can always look this kind of information up in the Digests, as someone with nothing better to do has spent much of the past six years tracking them and posting them in introductory notes in the Digests. For example, the actual waves and their approximate starting points are listed in the “waves in consciousness” Digest. And, “truths” are listed in the “belief system of truth” Digest.

You get the idea!

So the next time you wonder about some aspect of the information offered by Elias, like “the children of Rose,” the “orientations,” or the “essence families,” you can look it up yourself on the website (you always use the search feature to provide the links, too). Just be sure to always look that the top of the Digest for an intro note. And if you find a Digest you think could benefit from an intro summary, send along a suggestion.

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Speak to Elias: Hold Your Own Private or Group Session

Mary Ennis holds private and group sessions. Rates are:

Private: approx. one hour phone or in person = $250 (includes audio tape)
Note: the new private session rate won’t effect sessions booked around the Germany Group session in July 2003.

Group: (20 or more people) = $1,500 plus travel expenses

Note: can now use your credit card through PayPal.

To schedule contact Mary Ennis:

Phone: 802-258-6574

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Order Video and Audio Tapes

Group sessions are available to everyone, and individual private sessions are available to the participant, or with the participant’s expressed permission. The proceeds go toward converting the existing videotape archive into a more stable DVD format, and other forum-related projects.

Now available from Ron Churchman:

$25 per session/video or DVD

$10 per session/audio

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


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New & Updated! Order Mindscapes Music CD

“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.

> Listen to all 22 tracks:

> Read an interview:

> Order online or by regular mail:


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Upcoming Elias Group Sessions - 2003 Schedule and Updates

July 2003 Elias Group Session - Dusseldorf, Germany

Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 1:00 PM. Cost is $90.00

Tussmannstr. 62
40477 Dusseldorf

Phone: +49 211 440 78 37

Click here for full details.

September 2003 Elias Group Session - Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Saturday, September 27, 2003, 1:30 PM. Cost is $65.00 U.S.

Hosted by K.C. Anneken

Make checks payable to K.C. Anneken. I’d like to have everyone’s group session fee by August 27, 2003. Send checks in U.S. dollars to me at:

K.C. Anneken
64 Woodlawn Ave
Ft Mitchell, KY 41017

Phone: (859) 331-0055

Click here for full details.

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Public Email Lists

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Check out the NewWorldView Discussion Forums, moderated by Paul Helfrich <> and Ellen Gilbert <>

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