August - Over 3,150 Visitors!
Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 877,200 webpages to more than 55,800 visitors in over 100 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:
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.
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 1,600 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 193.
’95 Transcripts Update
Paul continues going through the original videos, editing the transcripts, 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 23.
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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 Pat and Peter’s private session:
PETER: “We had a discussion at dinner last night about evil with some people who know nothing about Elias or Seth. Pat and I were saying we didn’t believe evil existed and this other party was saying that the terrorists were evil and other characters throughout history were evil. I just realized as you were speaking that it’s possible that they were right and we were right, that evil did exist but now the belief has changed and evil no longer exists.”
ELIAS: “Beliefs do not change. They remain the same. Your perceptions change; perception is continuously changing. Your association with beliefs changes, and the expression of acceptance of beliefs is a change within your reality.
“But I may express to you, your statement that you are both correct is correct, for evil as an entity, no, does not exist. This is not an expression within your reality nor within consciousness. As a condition, evil does not exist.
“As a perception, as an expression, yes, for evil may be defined as the absence of compassion, and compassion is defined in understanding. Therefore, the absence of understanding is the expression of evil. But this is not bad; it is merely an expression of perception. Therefore, you are correct [that] you are both correct.”
PETER: “I was with you all the way up until you said this is not bad. If we don’t have compassion and understanding, we kill each other. Isn’t that bad?”
ELIAS: “It is a choice. It is an experience.”
PETER: “That we mentioned last night at dinner, too. We were trying to talk about evil, and ultimately they said, ‘Killing another person is evil. There’s no two ways about it. That’s not even discussable’.”
ELIAS: “And this is an expression of absolute, and this is what you are shifting.
“There are no absolutes. Your perception generates one reality and you generate your individual opinions and preferences. But they are not absolute; they are relative to your perception. Another individual incorporates a different perception – it is not absolute, either. It is relative to their creation of their reality and their preferences and their opinions.
“I have expressed many times, you shall continue to incorporate your individual opinions and preferences after this shift is fully realized. Incorporating opinions and preferences is not necessarily associated with judgment. For in the recognition of no absolutes, you also recognize that you prefer to be expressing in certain manners, and you generate thoughts in translation of the beliefs that you recognize you are expressing and through choice, but you also recognize that perception is individual and that there are no absolutes. One is not right and one is not wrong.”
PAT: “So I accept the other people’s perception as valid.”
PAT: “Valid for them.”
PETER: “I don’t want to be facetious, but then after the shift the only absolute will be that there are no absolutes, which means that there is an absolute. Does that make sense?”
ELIAS: “I am understanding your expression, which has been presented many times, and even this is not an absolute!” (Laughs loudly) [session 1104, June 08, 2002]
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 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: August 2004
Thanks to Bobbi Houle, Paul Tews, Margot Reed, Daryl Horton, Fran Wing, and Donna Friedman, new transcripts are published weekly. If you or someone you know wants to get ON or OFF the email list to receive new transcripts, contact Bobbi H. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify a preference, either MS Word or Plain Text.
Session 1094, Wednesday, May 29, 2002*
Session 1095, Thursday, May 30, 2002*
Session 1096, Thursday, May 30, 2002
Session 1097, Saturday, June 01, 2002
Session 1098, Friday, June 01, 2002*
Session 1099, Saturday, June 02, 2002*
Session 1100, Monday, June 03, 2002
Session 1101, Tuesday, June 04, 2002
Session 1102, Wednesday, June 05, 2002*
Session 1103, Thursday, June 06, 2002*
Session 1104, Saturday, June 08, 2002
Session 1105, Saturday, June 08, 2002
Session 1106, Sunday, June 09, 2002*
Session 1107, Sunday, June 09, 2002
Session 1108, Monday, June 10, 2002
Session 1109, Monday, June 10, 2002
Session 1110, Monday, June 10, 2002
Session 1111, Wednesday, June 12, 2002
Session 1574, Saturday, June 05, 2004
Saturday, June 05, 2004
*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.
Monthly Musings - Back to Basics: NIRAA - Step 1. Noticing
Last month we revisited the very first exercise Elias presented to the small group in Castaic, California in 1995 on noticing. This foundational practice informs every one of his exercises. “Noticing self” is a tool in which to remember who and what we really are: essence or souls creating a human experience.
Digests: find out more about noticing self.
In 1999, Elias introduced a method that I call NIRAA (Noticing, Identifying, Recognizing, Addressing to, Accepting beliefs/self). I pronounce it “nigh-rah.” NIRAA is a simple mnemonic aid to make it easier to remember the four basic steps involved. And you guessed it, the first one is:
Digests: find out more about these four actions.
If you haven't made the connection at this point, the NIRAA method is all about learning to accept self and belief systems. And this process is not strictly sequential. That is, since we each hold many hundreds, even thousands of related beliefs, once we really assimilate the four actions, we will notice that we actually engage all four simultaneously in varying degrees.
This practice takes time to assimilate into everyday noticing. But with persistence we can use it as a powerful tool to help identify and address to what were previously automatic responses – invisible beliefs – that often serve only to perpetuate conflict, stress, and unhealthy behavior. Once we begin to notice what we are actually doing and choosing in moments of conflict, it gradually becomes easier to see that we hold additional choices that we were previously blind to.
An example of noticing an automatic response is to notice what you are doing the next time you utter something resembling the following phrases: “Jesus fucking Christ!” “God Dammit!” “Son of a bitch!” Etc. We all have variations of these mantras ingrained as linguistic habits, which in turn indicates an active set of beliefs, behavior, and automatic responses. Every time a geyser of anger, frustration, envy, anxiety, or fear erupts, it is accompanied by an automatic response that our minds have become conditioned to.
Simply noticing that is the first step in the process. It may seem simple, and it is. But it's also very powerful, because once we bring into awareness the conditions that led up to this response, then we can begin the next step, identifying them. And once we identify them, we objectify them, and we can reflect and observe them objectively for the first time. Then, we are able to recognize them when they repeat in our behavior, language, and beliefs. Recognition is crucial because, for the first time, it allows us to begin to address to them. And this takes time, but once we consistently address to them, we can ultimately accept and neutralize them.
The results are measured by increased balance, vitality, and health. This is the simple way to tell if NIRAA is working for you! We can thus apply NIRAA to family and work relationships, addictions, financial problems, or really anything that causes us conflict, stress, fear, anxiety, frustration, anger, etc. Remember, the idea isn’t to eliminate these emotions, but better understand how these communications from our inner selves are intended to point out how we limit our choices and fulfillment.
So, the next time you stress out, mentally remind yourself with the mantra – NIRAA. Simply say – “nigh-rah.” This will instantly shift your attention into noticing mode, with identifying coming next. NIRAA will help you to remember the order in the initial stages. Using NIRAA will make it possible to consistently address to automatic responses – long time patterns of behavior that blind us to new possibilities, choices, and fulfillment.
Finally, like any exercise, don’t go nuts, just use it for 5-10 minutes initially. However, the key is to be persistent during the next 4 weeks. This is a standard period in which research shows that we can effect permanent changes in beliefs and behavior. In time you will find yourself noticing, identifying, recognizing, addressing to, and even accepting automagically!
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Publication date 15 September 2004
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At this time in our world we are all asking questions of ourselves and others such as, “What is my purpose?” and “What is truth?” and “What is death?” We are questioning the validity of our governments and our religious institutions. The Shift: A Time of Change offers the answer to these questions.
First time author David Tate has waded through the voluminous information delivered by Elias/Mary Ennis to compile a GEM of the Elias material and has shaped The Shift: A Time of Change into a definitive reference guide of the most popular topics of the Elias material.
All of the readers of the popular Seth/Jane Roberts books will identify with the information delivered by Elias/Mary Ennis in that it is channelled material. Like Seth, Elias is an essence who brings forth explanations of our world, ourselves and that we create our reality. The mantra, “You create your own reality,” was originated by Seth. Seth further explained that our beliefs create our reality. However, Elias clarifies that in order to change our realities we must accept our beliefs.
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.
This is the first book within a series.
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