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Gems 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.
The recent New Orleans group session was so excellent that we decided to include several gems:
ELIAS: “I may express to you all, although you may incorporate a great desire to actually express your freedom and experience your own power and your own strength, there is some element of comfort in what is familiar even if you dislike it, for it IS familiar. The unfamiliar in many expressions is unknown for it is unexperienced, and that does not generate comfort. It may generate more of an inspiration in desire, but not comfort, for it is not familiar. In unknowns, you do not know what to expect. Therefore, [there is] also an element of a lack of control and the circle of ‘What if I step into the unknown and it is a wrong choice?’ You are viewing your wrong choices now, and you are addressing to them.
“To avoid overwhelming yourself any more than you already have, the point would be to allow yourself in increments to notice the moments in which you are expressing that hesitation or that denial or that uncomfortableness or apprehension, or irritation and fear, and allow yourself to acknowledge that and not oppose it.
“That is the greatest snare, for that is a very strong automatic response. If you dislike some expression, you automatically oppose it. If you are uncomfortable, you automatically oppose it. Your first incorporation is to rid yourself of it.”
CATHY: “So what we should do is just sit there with it.”
ELIAS: “Allow yourself to experience, to recognize, to NOT oppose. As you experience that which you dislike, if you are not opposing it you generate the allowance, and in the allowance you spark new choices.
“And I do not deny that these are not easy concepts!” [session 1742, April 02, 2005]
Digests: find out more about fear.
ELIAS: “... Within one day – each day – not to concern yourself with subsequent days but in the present day, evaluate what you are doing. If you face yourself with what you perceive to be choice in ANY expression, whether it shall be to participate in this conversation or to participate in a socialization with other individuals or whether you shall consume water or whether you shall consume another beverage, whatever you perceive as choices that you are engaging, it is a matter of listening to you.
“The manner in which you listen to you is you pay attention to your communications and signals emotionally. If you hesitate in relation to a choice, the likelihood is that that choice is NOT your preference. If you experience ease in a choice, it generally IS a preference.
“Preferences are not enormous expressions that are solidified. Individuals become confused in relation to preferences, for they do not recognize that they are engaging preferences or not preferences in many different mundane actions. You may incorporate a preference of what type of shoes you choose and the shape of them. That is a preference that influences your choices.
“Paying attention to what you are actually doing and how you are responding to yourself in relation to your choices, THAT is how you evaluate what are your right choices. There are no absolute right choices.
“But in association with what we are discussing this day, we are not incorporating the idea that there is no right and wrong. For within each of you, you do express right and wrong, which is quite associated with the subject matter of this discussion of your greatest fear and your greatest irritation. For were you not to incorporate the association of right and wrong, you would not incorporate the greatest fear or the greatest irritation.
“What the right choices for you are what allows you your freedom. What the right choices for you are what expresses your preferences. What the right choices for you are those that acknowledge you, that allow you to experience, express and be aware of your own freedom, of your own strength, of your own power, and not denying yourself. What the wrong choices for you are those that deny you. That is the most significant.” [session 1742, April 02, 2005]
Digests: find out more about duplicity.
ELIAS: “What is the definition of patience?”
CATHY: “What I don’t have!”
DALE: “Knowing and understanding?”
ELIAS: “Allowance. Allowance is the definition of patience. Understand that all of you incorporate some similarities in some capacity to what you are experiencing. The imagery may be quite different, but it matters not. You generate this thought process in impatience, that you all have offered yourselves considerable information and therefore you SHOULD incorporate the ability to snap your fingers and generate what you want in this moment immediately. Although you actually can, I have repeatedly expressed to all of you that you generally do not.”
CATHY: “Why not? It would be so much easier.”
ELIAS: “For you are moving into unfamiliars. Regardless of your tremendous desire to be expressing in this manner, what you want is freedom. Each of you wants to incorporate your own freedom in some capacity. But you fear that freedom, for it is an unknown. It is not what you have experienced. Therefore, it is entirely unfamiliar to you.
“Generally speaking, for the most part, you generate automatic responses. You are seating yourselves in the position of the co-pilot. You are flying within your vehicle but you are the co-pilot. You are not steering that vehicle, for what IS steering it is your lack of attention and your automatic responses and not paying attention to those automatic responses.
“You can, quite quickly actually, move that information from your brain, which it is not stored there anyway! (group laughter). But you can move that information from your brain into yourself and your actual experience – and that is where you want to move it – in paying attention to what you are doing and interrupting those automatic responses. In genuinely moving your attention to recognize those automatic responses, THAT is the most challenging, for they are precisely that, automatic, and generally speaking you do not incorporate any thought in association with them.
“Where the information that you do have comes into play is that you are aware that you are communicating to yourself. You are aware that you generate emotional communications and signals. Many of those signals may be quite subtle, but they may be easier to pay attention to than the automatic responses.
“In that, once you begin noticing those signals such as hesitation, retreat, twinges of guilt, pacifying, those may be somewhat subtle signals but they are noticeable. In the moments that you notice those signals, they are signaling you as to an automatic response. It matters not that you view it to be hindsight, for each time you notice that you are generating those signals, you are offering yourself an opportunity to choose in another manner and acknowledge yourself.” [session 1742, April 02, 2005]
Digests: find out more about noticing self.
“... Remember, your preferences are merely preferred beliefs. Therefore, they are your beliefs that you prefer, and that constitutes your guidelines in association with your truths. Within your truths, there is some element of preference also. They are what is right for you, for this is the manner in which you set your guidelines of how you shall behave and what you shall express. Preferences change, which is also your indicator that they are not absolute and that your truths are not absolute, either.
“What is significant in this type of situation is to recognize what YOUR truth is, your guideline for you, and not to discount that, to recognize what your preference is and not to discount that either, and not to prevent yourself from expressing your preference but not to match energy in opposition with other individuals that you express their unfairness – which generates an energy of matching energy with the other individuals, which is another form of opposition.
“That is the point. It is unnecessary to be opposing. It is unnecessary to compete. In generating that action, you generate an irritation within yourself for you are holding absolutely to your preference and your opinion.
“Your opinion and your preference are not wrong. As I have stated, they are your guidelines. I have expressed from the onset of this forum that although you are shifting and although you are accepting your beliefs, you are not eliminating them, and in not eliminating them, you shall continue to incorporate your own preferences and your own opinions. They are not wrong, for they are YOUR guidelines, but that they do not necessarily apply to other individuals.” [session 1742, April 02, 2005]
Digests: find out more about accepting self.
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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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 2005
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Session 1208, Wednesday, December 11, 2002
Session 1209, Friday, December 13, 2002
Session 1210, Sunday, December 15, 2002 “Clarifications and Validations”
Session 1211, Monday, December 16, 2002*
Session 1213, Tuesday, December 17, 2002
Session 1214, Wednesday, December 18, 2002*
Session 1215, Thursday, December 19, 2002
Session 1216, Thursday, December 19, 2002
Session 1217, Friday, December 20, 2002*
Session 1218, Friday, December 20, 2002
Session 1219, Saturday, December 21, 2002
Session 1220, Saturday, December 21, 2002*
Session 1221, Sunday, December 22, 2002
*unpublished by request.
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Monthly Musings - The Ten Belief Systems: Sexuality; Gender, Orientation, Preference
Last month we continued our exploration of the ten primary belief systems outlined by Elias in 1999 in the order he gave them. This month we continue with another really BIG one, sexuality; gender, orientation, preference. But first, here's a reminder of the ten belief systems:
Sexuality is not limited to genitalia and physical sex, but includes three main areas of beliefs: gender, orientation, and preference. First, Elias points out that essence is gender-neutral, and has chosen to explore this dimension in terms of two primary genders. Since each essence averages between 300-600 focuses within a cycle of manifestation, both genders and variations between are richly explored.
This leads us to the second main aspect of sexuality called orientations – a typology developed by Elias in early 1999 that includes three basic “languages of perception” or modes of consciously creating: common, intermediate, and soft (for the details on each, see the Digest on sexuality). In order to engage a cycle of manifestation in our dimension, an essence agrees to experience the minimum of three focuses that includes each orientation (though only three is quite rare). Orientations typically don’t change during the course of a lifetime, but as we’ll see shortly, variations are possible.
The third aspect of sexuality is our preferences which occur in relation to, but are in no way dependent upon gender. Thus, essence is inherently bisexual, and any focus may have a sexual preference for one or both sexes, and there is nothing pathological about it in spite of the many social taboos we’ve inherited from our tribal and religious past. This is to say that in Elias’ view, bisexuality and homosexuality are natural and healthy, not something to be shamed or legislated away into the Victorian closet.
Elias has also stated that sexuality and emotion are baselines in our dimension, thus they form a very basic and important framework for ALL experience. We’ll explore emotions later, but sexuality permeates the earliest stages of our development. For example, by 2-4 years of age, most of us already identify with a gender and preference, though that can certainly change with experience. Here’s more from Elias on this rich topic.
So the simple practice for this month, if you are so choosing, is to NIRAA our own sexuality in terms of gender, orientation, and preferences for a week. Seven whole days. Simply explore and notice the differences between all three, how our gender influences our preferences, and how our orientations color our perception of gender and preference. There's no need to analyze anything, just notice and leave it at that. Then, during a second week NIRAA how many actions each day are connected to the belief system of sexuality, from the way you comb your hair, brush your teeth, what clothes you choose for what occasion to how you project your energy and receive it from members of the same and opposite gender, and even the same and other sexual preferences. As usual, don’t go crazy, simply notice for 5-10 minutes throughout each day, and let it go at that. The basic idea, as always, is to notice self in relation to others, and be consistent with the practice. With a little persistence, we begin to notice how many core and satellite beliefs on sexuality influence our daily conscious creating.
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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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