June - Over 2,660 Visitors!
Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 779,000 webpages to more than 51,200 visitors in over 100 countries. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!
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Some of you wrote us wondering if your computers were acting up, or if something had changed on the home page. The latter is the case, as Jo added two more lovely graphics to complement the classic sapling image. They load “randomly,” so you never know what you’re going to see. Tip: press the Ctrl+R keys to refresh the page, and test out the new images. And let us know what you think!
’95 Transcripts Update
Paul is finally getting back to this important project, going through the original videos, revising, and adding endnotes to fill in points of interest and back story. There are sixty-two sessions in all, and Paul is currently on session 18.
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 1,570 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’re up to session 140. Our mantra is: “140 down, 1,430+counting to go!” Or, “the journey of a thousand videos begins with one video.” :-)
Also, see below for details on:
The Shift: A Time of Change - David Tate’s book, a 325 page compilation of Elias excerpts, has been picked up by Contact Publishing in London. A second, updated edition will be released on September 15, 2004!
The Cellophane Prophecy - Joanne’s 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 Don’s private session:
DON: “... I had a dream Thursday night, which was an unusual day for me as it was. When I woke up, just as I was waking up from the dream, I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Ask her if you were John Merrick,’ John Merrick being the name that Joseph Merrick is more known by now.
“Earlier that day I’d come to the realization, since reading your material, I’ve been trying to watch myself for the times I discount myself. When I catch it, I just try to look for the beliefs and remind myself that it is a belief and can feel that. But on Thursday I realized that I believe I’m insignificant. For the first time, even now, I know I don’t really accept that or believe that is a belief. I don’t see that as a belief.
“I look at it from any direction – I’ve got the number of focuses and essences that must exist in the universe and I think, ‘How can one be significant?’ I look at links of consciousness as being created all the time, and I think, ‘If one link were to disappear, why would that be significant?’
“So, I can see how this belief colors all of my objective existence. If somebody cuts me off in a car, I think they’re telling me I’m insignificant. I wonder if you could say something to help me see that as a belief rather than as the truth.”
ELIAS: “I may express to you, this is partially influenced by the belief of separation, which generates a specific expression in relation to perception.
“Now; in this, as you separate and you view each focus, so to speak, as an entity, or you view essences as entities or you view any manifestation as an entity separated as a thing in itself, it is understandable that you may generate a perception in which you express the insignificance or the smallness of one manifestation. This, as I have stated, is quite in association with perception.
“Now; this also is the reason that I continuously am offering information to individuals concerning perception, for this is what generates your actual reality. It is influenced by your beliefs, but perception defines all that you view and your associations with what you generate, what you view, what you create, HOW you view reality and all of the facets of reality.
“Now; in this, the expression of separation is relative to this physical dimension and is a very powerfully expressed belief. One manner – which I have incorporated in example previously in allowing individuals to attempt to perceive this expression of separation differently – is to view yourself as an individual. You are familiar with your expression of yourself in this one focus as an individual. You are familiar with the identity of this one manifestation.
“Now; without overwhelming yourself, concerning yourself with all of the expressions of consciousness, all of the essences, all of the focuses of attention that one essence incorporates, merely allow yourself to view yourself as one individual.
“Now; in viewing yourself, allow yourself to recognize and perhaps investigate the concept of attention or the expression of attention.
“Now; as yourself, you may move your attention in many directions simultaneously. You may incorporate many expressions, many actions, many directions in relation to attention simultaneously. Correct?”
DON: “Well, it’s interesting that you say that, because I’ve been trying the attention exercise that you mentioned before, paying attention to all my outer senses as simultaneously as I can. I’ve become very aware in trying to do that how difficult it is not to have my attention on one specific part of the input from one sensory modality. I’ve been working on trying to enlarge my attention.”
ELIAS: “I am understanding, but this is an intentional movement. This exercise is expressed to allow you to view how you do NOT focus your attention, and allow you to become familiar with intentionally focusing your attention and manipulating your attention and therefore also manipulating intentionally what you generate.
“But in your daily expressions, you do allow many facets of attention to be occurring simultaneously. There is tremendous input that is being generated within your daily expression. You may be listening to a broadcast or to music and not fully holding your attention upon the input of the music but incorporating awareness of that expression. You also are incorporating visual input. You may be in an environment in which, hypothetically, you may be reading a book and around you may be other individuals engaging conversation, and perhaps in what you term to be the background there may be music playing. There may be action and sounds from your street that are being generated. There may be differences in temperature, which your attention may move to and slightly notice. You may also incorporate a feeling of hunger or thirst, which your attention moves to briefly.
“All of these expressions may be occurring at the same time, and your attention, although it may be focused more upon the action of reading the book, is moving and recognizing and noticing all of these other expressions that are occurring, for you in actuality are generating them. You are creating all of these expressions through your perception. You are creating the other individuals, the vehicles upon the street, all of the sounds, the differences in temperature, the movement about you, and your communication concerning whether you are experiencing hunger or thirst, all in the same moment.
“Now; each of these expressions as noticed incorporates a movement of attention, and this is the key: none of these expressions lessen you as an individual. All of them are merely movements of your attention, but none of them change who or what you are. Correct?”
ELIAS: “Now; in similar manner, you are essence, and what you recognize as this physical manifestation is one attention of essence. Any attention is not diminished by any other expression of attention. Is your recognition of your feeling of hunger any less significant or important than your action of reading the book?”
DON: “No. I say ‘no’ in that I don’t even make that kind of judgment between them.”
ELIAS: “Precisely! For they are merely different expressions, but they are all aspects of you. They are different expressions, and your attention moves to recognize these different expressions of you. In similar manner as essence, the attentions are all being incorporated simultaneously, and one is not more significant than another. They are merely different expressions, and they are all occurring at the same time.
“Now; as essence, in widening your awareness you may allow yourself to recognize that each attention is significant, for each attention is an expression of essence. It is not a part, just as your expression of hunger is not a part of you that you may separate from yourself as a separate entity and physically locate it in another position. It is an expression of you. In similar manner, you as a physical manifestation may not be separated from essence, for you ARE essence. It is merely movement of attention.
“Now; within the design of this physical dimension, there is a strongly expressed belief of separation and singularity, which is tremendously influencing of your perception and therefore your perception generates singular entities. You generate a singular body consciousness; you create singular separate objects; you even generate singular movements – or a perception of singular movements – within the expression of your physical reality. But this is a belief. It is expressed, or has been expressed, purposefully to allow each attention its own purity of experience. But as you choose to be moving in conjunction with this shift in consciousness, you are also allowing yourself – as [is] every other individual – to be recognizing these beliefs and accepting them, and therefore offering yourself the freedom of choice. But what holds significance in this scenario, my friend, is the perception that you generate of insignificance of any aspect of attention, which you are!” [session 1069, April 30, 2002]
Exercises – see also: | clarity
Resources for Newcomers
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Introduction & Overview
“the straight little sapling”
“the secret of life”
A Glossary of Elias’ Terms (Updated!)
A Seth, Elias Comparative Overview (Updated!)
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.
Recently Published Transcripts: June 2004
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Session 1056, Saturday, April 13, 2002
Session 1057, Thursday, April 18, 2002
Session 1058, Saturday, April 20, 2002
Session 1059, Sunday, April 21, 2002
Session 1060, Monday, April 22, 2002*
Session 1061, Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Session 1062, Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Session 1063, Thursday, April 25, 2002
Session 1064, Friday, April 26, 2002
Session 1065, Friday, April 26, 2002*
Session 1066, Saturday, April 27, 2002
Session 1067, Sunday, April 28, 2002
Session 1068, Sunday, April 28, 2002*
Session 1069, Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Session 1070, Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Session 1071, Thursday, May 02, 2002*
Session 1072, Friday, May 03, 2002*
Session 1073, Friday, May 03, 2002
Session 1074, Monday, May 06, 2002
Session 1075, Tuesday, May 07, 2002*
Session 1076, Wednesday, May 08, 2002
*unpublished by request.
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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.
Monthly Musings - Back to Basics: The Clarity Exercise
Last month we explored how to deal with the constant updates to the Digests. This month we’re changing gears, and in the spirit of this month’s gem and moving attention to self, we’re going to revisit the classic clarity exercise.
As mentioned in What’s New?, I’ve been working on both the ’95 transcripts and DVD archive projects of late. This work allows me to revisit the roots of the Elias forum as it emerged in Castaic, CA in the early days of 1995-96. I am struck, once again, at how much depth Elias brought to bear from the outset of the sessions, and how deeply he challenged everyone with his early information.
Now, when I finish duping a video to DVD, I usually catch the last minute or three of whatever part of the session is ending. And last week, I caught the end of a discussion on the clarity exercise, along another session in which Vicki Pendley asked about why there were repeated questions in the game (that explores the ability to recognize impressions). The overall effect was to return my own attention to the simple clarity exercise and how it sets the stage for other practices and adventures in consciousness.
Elias introduced the clarity exercise as a means to focus attention on the physical senses as a warm-up to engaging our inner senses.
Also, it’s worth mentioning that there’s an interesting similarity to Seth’s Practice Element 11 found in The “Unknown” Reality, Vol. 2. It is Seth’s version of a clarity exercise. So, for those who’ve been doing Seth’s Practice Elements over the years, this is another variation that can be very useful.
Finally, here’s a link to the exercise. Enjoy.
Exercises – see: | the clarity exercise.
In the clarity of sweet dreams,
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