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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 Marje’s private session.
MARJE: “I have tried affirmations. I’ve tried to tell myself what I choose and to focus on those things, and have had momentary or fleeting moments of relief and freedom, but can instantly at any moment go right back into the pain and right back into not focusing on me. And that I can do in a regular workday, let alone in any given relationship.”
ELIAS: “But in generating this painfulness, you do pay attention to some aspect of yourself, do you not?”
MARJE: “Oh, it’ll bring me right back, yes! (Elias chuckles) Right back, so then I have to ask myself what is the underlying message from the signal, each and every time.”
ELIAS: “Temporarily, to the point that you become familiar with yourself and with the action of holding your attention upon you.”
MARJE: “You make that sound so easy!” (Laughing)
ELIAS: “Ha ha ha ha ha! Let me express to you, my friend, in this you may offer yourself a method of practicing in which you allow yourself in any particular moment in your interactions with other individuals to turn your attention, in a manner of speaking, away from the expression of the other individual.
“You may generate this exercise in any moment. It need not be expressed merely in moments of conflict. But within any moment allow yourself a practice exercise in which, merely incorporating a few moments within your time framework, you discontinue paying attention to the other individual and allow yourself to move your attention to you and explore in that moment what YOU are generating inwardly, whether you are offering yourself a communication through emotion, whether you are generating an expression of calm, whether you are generating an expression of tension within your physical muscles, how you are perceiving the interaction which is occurring. What is your physical body expressing?
“You may in actuality create this practice exercise within any moment, in any situation, in any interaction with any individual, and objectively the other individual shall not incorporate an awareness of what you are creating, for you may appear to be continuing the interaction with the other individual. In actuality you are momentarily allowing yourself an awareness of what YOU are generating in that particular interaction.
“Now; if you are allowing yourself to be generating this practice exercise merely momentarily, you may become aware of the ease in creating this action. It shall also validate within you your actual ability to be intentionally objectively moving your attention, and shall reinforce your trust within your ability to be creating that action. Recognizing where an individual’s attention is directed is in actuality quite unfamiliar. For the most part, individuals associate their attention with thinking. Therefore, moving their attention is also associated with changing thoughts, and this is not the expression of attention.
“Therefore, it is beneficial to allow yourself these types of exercises to familiarize yourself with attention itself and that you do incorporate the ability to move your attention intentionally and continue to be interactive with other individuals. You may surprise yourself in the difference of expression which is created merely through the action of moving your attention.”
MARJE: “This I will definitely have to work on! (Elias laughs) I will put it into practice, and practice until it becomes second nature.”
ELIAS: “Ah! Ha ha ha! And this is the creation of familiarity! Ha ha ha!”
MARJE: “Yes, yes!” [session 966, November 24, 2001]
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: August 2003
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Session 959, Thursday, November 15, 2001*
Session 960, Friday, November 16, 2001
Session 961, Friday, November 16, 2001*
Session 962, Sunday, November 18, 2001
Session 963, Monday, November 19, 2001
Session 964, Tuesday, November 20, 2001*
Session 965, Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Session 966, Saturday, November 24, 2001
Session 967, Saturday, November 24, 2001
Session 968, Sunday, November 25, 2001
Session 970, Thursday, November 29, 2001
*unpublished by request.
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Power Users Tip of the Month - Get the Most Out of the Home Page
Last month we explored the ’95 Transcripts. This month we’re going to look at features found on the home page. Since it’s chock full of the most useful links in the entire website, it’s a great page to add to your bookmarks or favorite places!
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Upcoming Elias Group Sessions - 2003 Schedule and Updates
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