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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.
However, there was so much good information in the June Brattleboro group session, that this month we elected to offer more than one:
ELIAS: “THAT [i.e. beliefs expressed as Absolute Universal Truth] is what is being addressed in this wave in association with this belief system of truth. You express it each and every day within your focuses. You associate with it continuously. Many of your automatic responses are associated within yourselves as truth.
“Many of your beliefs are not even identified as beliefs, for you identify them as truth. Therefore they are not questioned. You do what you do, for this is true. You do not question many expressions within your environments and within each other, for you assess that they are truths and therefore they are absolutes within YOUR estimations.
“This particular belief system may be one of the most insidious and one of the most difficult to identify and to notice, for this particular wave addresses to all of those automatic responses that you do not notice, and you identify them as merely truth. Therefore, they are entirely unquestioned.
“You all incorporate many beliefs that you do not notice, that you do not pay attention to, that you do not question, for you assume that it is a truth and there is no other manner in which it may be perceived. This generates tremendous conflict, for it is a tremendous of a lack of acceptance.
“This is what generates the tremendous conflict that you witness now within your planet, within your world: individuals that express their truths and their differences in their truths, and there is no bending. For you do not question your own truths, and therefore they must be absolute and they must be accepted by all other individuals, for your truth is THE truth and another individual’s truth is wrong, and it is questioned.
“I expressed previously that there was a possibility that you would be addressing the belief system of emotion, and that altered. That has been altered in association with the mass expression of energy which is occurring throughout your world, not merely in this small area. But the tremendous expression of conflict which is being exhibited throughout your world has moved the collective consciousness in the direction of choosing THIS belief system to be addressing now.
“In this, I may express to each of you, I am aware of the challenge that you are incorporating even identifying your own expressed beliefs in this time framework. Now it is more challenging, for you are not merely moving yourselves into an awareness of identifying your own expressed beliefs but becoming aware of what your truths are, and recognizing that they are not truths.” [session 1368, June 07, 2003]
CURTIS: “I’ve been incorporating the ‘it matters not’ energy and trying to see things from a larger perspective, and it’s made me kind of wishy-washy and ambiguous about things, and not really...
ELIAS: (Strongly) “I am understanding, and let me clarify. This is a misunderstanding and a distortion of what I have expressed throughout the entire time framework of this forum. I express to you, in the acceptance of a belief your expression shall be that it matters not, for you have removed the judgment. I have NOT expressed to you that nothing matters, which is quite different. There is purpose. There is experience. There is exploration. There is interaction and cooperation. The expression that it matters not is merely the identification of the removal of judgment, not that there is no matter.” [session 1368, June 07, 2003]
ELIAS: “You all incorporate expressed beliefs. All that you do, all that you generate, all that you express is filtered through beliefs. They are not your enemy. They are not bad. They merely are. They are an aspect of the blueprint of this reality. Therefore, you express through these beliefs as they influence your perception and you allow yourself to recognize your preferences which motivate you in certain directions. Preferences are merely preferred beliefs.
“As you allow yourself to express those preferred beliefs, you motivate yourself in movements in different directions and in cooperation – NOT CO-CREATION – but in cooperation with other individuals that incorporate similar expressed beliefs.
“The individual that incorporates the action of seeking out a physician to be healed of an illness is expressing their beliefs in association with their confidence in another individual to perform that action. The physician is expressing their beliefs in allowing their abilities to be in cooperation with the individual that incorporates the illness, and in the cooperation of the action, yes, the individual that is incorporating the illness is actually healing themself – for no individual may create another individual’s reality – but in that cooperation of actions, in the expressed beliefs of both individuals, they generate certain outcomes.
“The expressed beliefs of the physician are not bad. They fit within your societies, within your construct of your reality. The individual that incorporates the illness is also generating expressed beliefs that also fit within the construct of your reality in the official accepted reality. It is a cooperation.
“This is another misunderstanding in association with this shift in consciousness. This shift in consciousness is a design that allows you to widen your awareness, identify your beliefs, therefore allowing you to incorporate moving your attention to all of the beliefs that are available to you, and therefore allowing you to expand your abilities and recognize what you do incorporate in your abilities and therefore expand your exploration.
“It is NOT being generated to create Utopia. It is NOT an ending of conflict. But if you generate conflict, you shall incorporate that action intentionally and KNOW that you are generating the conflict and why, and that it is a choice.
“Therefore, what becomes eliminated in this widening of awareness is what you may term to be your own involuntary victims – which are not precisely involuntary, but in your truths you assess that there are involuntary victims. If you choose to be a victim, you shall know that you are choosing to be a victim, and you shall know that you have chosen that action quite intentionally to experience.” [session 1368, June 07, 2003]
ELIAS: “Let me express to you, remember thought does not create. It translates. Thought is a mechanism to translate information. It does not create your reality. Therefore you may think, ‘I am choosing not to express this belief any longer. I am choosing to express another belief.’ That is thinking. That is not creating. Your evidence of what your expressed beliefs are is shown in what you do and your responses.
“Now; this is the significance of identifying specifically what beliefs you incorporate and recognizing what their influences are. For if you recognize and identify what a belief is and what its influences are, thusly you may choose how you shall move, how you shall express yourself whether in alignment or not with a particular expressed belief, knowing that you continue to incorporate that belief but in any particular moment allowing yourself choices. In this, there are many beliefs that are in play, so to speak, in any scenario.” [session 1368, June 07, 2003]
ELIAS: “Freedom is simply choice and the knowing of it. You define freedom in many different ways. You define freedom in financial expressions, in activities, in the lack of activities. In actuality, freedom is merely the knowing of the expression of choice in any and every situation.” [session 1368, June 07, 2003]
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”
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: July 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 email@example.com. Please specify a preference, either MS Word or Plain Text.
Session 948, Friday, November 02, 2001*
Session 949, Friday, November 02, 2001
Session 950, Sunday, November 04, 2001
Session 951, Tuesday, November 06, 2001
Session 952, Tuesday, November 06, 2001
Session 953, Friday, November 09, 2001
Session 954, Friday, November 09, 2001
Session 955, Friday, November 09, 2001
Session 956, Sunday, November 11, 2001
Session 957, Monday, November 12, 2001
Session 958, Tuesday, November 13, 2001
*unpublished by request.
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.
Power Users Tip of the Month - The ’95 Transcripts
Last month we looked at little known facts about the Digests. This month we’re going to explore the ’95 transcripts, since they came up during Mary’s recent talk at the June group session in Brattleboro [see session 1368, June 07, 2003].
As Mary explained, the method used for recording and transcribing evolved over a period of months during that very first year (1995). Initially, they were hand-written by several people, and then typed up and distributed. Also, the group was very small, fluctuating between three to ten or so people during a session. Then, Ron Churchman began to videotape on session 11, May 31, 1995.
As Mary said, since Elias spoke so slooooowwwwly at that time, folks were able to take down his words in real time. Therefore, the videotapes were not the primary source for the early transcripts, but used to fill in any gaps in the handwritten transcripts. In late 1995 Vicki Pendley took over as the sole transcriber of the sessions and began to rely on the videos because Elias finally got with the program and quit speaking like some kind of al-i-en vis-i-tor and spoke like the rest of us, well, at the same rate anyway (seriously, it’s really “unique” to hear Elias talk in these early tapes).
As time rolled by and the transcribing process settled into a routine, it became clear to Vic and Mary that there were mistakes in the 1995 transcripts. Distortion police alert! Dog forbid there be ANY distortion! With hindsight being 20/20, this was another inspired decision by the group.
Now, Vic had always intended to get back to the ’95 transcripts once she “caught up” with the ongoing sessions. Bobbi Houle even retyped four 1995 sessions that mysteriously got zapped on Vic’s computer in 1998. And Vic also managed to revise the first ten sessions herself. But that still left the bulk for re-editing.
Along comes Paul and Jo, who moved to Castaic, CA in January of 1998 to study the information and generally help out. We created the Elias forum website during that time. It includes over a dozen 1995 excerpts in the Gems database that were edited by Vic (and thus declared safe from those dreaded distortion police). So there IS a small amount of ’95 material available. But as Vic and Mary have always said, most of the information covered in those sixty-two transcripts has been refined and expanded since then. So there are no big revelations forthcoming, just an interesting look into this phenomenon during its emergence.
Vic passed away unexpectedly in December 2001 and never got to finish those ’95 transcripts. However, Mary, Ron, and Cathy eventually asked if I would do the honors. And of course, I accepted.
I spent the months of March and April, 2002 beginning this project, figuring it would be a piece of cake. Well, I did get through the first fourteen sessions, but it became very clear that this was a BIG project and would require an appropriate block of time and focus to complete in a consistent and professional manner. Remember, Elias is speaking at the rate of paint drying, and some of those transcripts are over twenty pages long!
So what’s involved? It should be pretty easy right? Well, that depends on how you define easy. For example, the process of transcribing involves at least three readings and edits of EACH transcript: the first for format and editing style, the second to compare with the original videotape. If there are references to dreams, someone’s job, personal life, etc. I try to contact the folks to see what they remember and add endnotes, otherwise it will seem like many of the private sessions where folks make references that never get explained. And since this was the formative first year, any endnotes that help explain what the heck folks are talking about will help illuminate the information and provide context. The third pass is for final format and edits (the process includes two print outs of EACH session).
So this is a major project. And sixty-two sessions averaging @15 pages each = @930 pages! That’s a real tome in the making, and it could take close to a year of full-time work.
Mary has requested, and we all agree, that the ’95 transcripts be made available as a complete unit when they are done. So while we can’t give a firm completion date, the good news is that there is still plenty of new Elias information coming out weekly -- approximately 45 pages a week. And of course, you can always have your own private session and ask him what you missed in 1995 (hey, it’s worth a try! :-). Also, the website Digests, Exercises, Library, and Gems continue to grow. So there is plenty to keep anyone occupied in this Now (an estimated 14,000+ pages).
However, by way of a preview, here are two additional tidbits:
First, there is no official record of session 1. So how did the “first” record of an Elias session come to be labeled as session 2? According to Mary, Elias had come through and spoken for the first time during the previous week while visiting a couple of friends:
“The meeting took place at Donovan’s house, but there’s no record because Donovan tried to tape it and only got static. Elias only came through for about fifteen minutes and neither, Donovan or Carol, could remember what he said. This is not unusual, even now most people can’t remember half of what Elias says in their sessions until they get their tapes.” [private correspondence, March 15, 2002]
So Vic and Mary decided to number the “first” session as number two, since that is the technical order. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Second, session number two is already published! That’s right, it can be found in the Introduction section under the title How Did These Sessions Begin? by Vicki Pendley. Session 2 is actually Vic’s account of her first encounter with Elias and doesn’t contain any actual Elias quotes, but it’s still a hilarious story! And Mary’s version is also available in the Introduction: “The Beginnings of the Energy Exchange” “Where Do You Go, Mary?” by Mary Ennis. The two accounts are an interesting comparison, too.
Finally, we greatly appreciate the several offers to help with this project, and will keep everyone’s name on file in the event that we can use your help. In the mean time, continue to enjoy the Elias forum website, and Gerhard Fuchs’ excellent website that features a complete transcript database, pictures, a game board, quotes, translations of overview sessions several languages, and more.
Paul & Jo
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