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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.
This month’s gems are taken from the recent July group session in Chicago, Illinois:
“Presence is an awareness objectively of you, that you exist. Presence is your awareness that you are a being and that you exist in this moment. It is an awareness of the entirety of you in the now.
“Presence is not necessarily listening to your communications. Presence is not necessarily being aware of your environment. Presence is not necessarily being aware of what you are doing. Presence is not even necessarily being aware of what type of energy you are projecting.
(Speaking very clearly and slowly) “Presence is being aware that you actually exist and experiencing the existence of yourself. This is a very significant subject. It is one that is quite unfamiliar to most individuals throughout your reality. But in shifting and in the movement that is occurring in this time framework and the ease in which opposition is being expressed, it is important to be aware of your own presence.” [session 1799, July 16, 2005]
Digests: find out more about noticing self.
“There are many, many forms of opposition that may be expressed in many moments in each of your days. At times even compromise and even acquiescing can be a form of opposing. Agitation can be a form of opposing.
“The point is – especially in this time framework, as I have stated, as it is so easily expressed to be opposing – it is highly significant that you pay attention and be aware of yourself and intentionally cooperate. Cooperation may be expressed in many avenues, and it does not include compromise. Once again, compromise is another form of opposing and therefore is not the point.
“Cooperation is an action that may be expressed and does not require agreement or like. It is not necessary for you to like certain expressions. I may express to you now, it is not even necessary for you to like other individuals. (Laughter) You all incorporate some individuals that you do not or have not liked. If you have not experienced that in your focus, which is HIGHLY unlikely, I may almost guarantee that before you choose to disengage you shall encounter someone that you do not like! (Group laughter)
“But ‘like’ is not necessary for cooperation. Agreeing with another individual or situation is not necessary for cooperation [and] in similarity to agreement or liking, is not necessary for acceptance. You may be accepting and continue to hold to your own individual guidelines, your preferences and your opinions, and hold to yourself in an appreciation of yourself and your choices but not discounting differences and what you do not like or what you do not agree with.
“It is a matter of being present with yourself, recognizing that your dislike of some expression or manifestation or individual is associated with a lack of preference of that particular expression, but it does not necessarily express that it is bad or that it must be eliminated. In the appreciation and the presence of yourself, what you alter is the threat of what you do not like or what you are not in agreement with.” [session 1799, July 16, 2005]
Exercises: find out more about conflict and opposition.
“Generally speaking, there is an element of threat associated with what you dislike. In some manner, it threatens you. There is also, generally speaking, some element of threat in what you do not agree with. If you are generating cooperation and presence with yourself and an acknowledgment in appreciation of yourself, the difference, the dislike, the disagreement shall not threaten you, and therefore you shall incorporate the objective ability to not oppose it or to not oppose yourself, of which you do both.
“You do not merely oppose outside of yourselves with other individuals; you frequently oppose yourselves. You oppose yourselves in what you create, in what you manifest, in what you do not manifest, in what you cannot manifest in your perception, in what you are not manifesting well enough or good enough or fast enough. You oppose yourselves in many, many manners quite frequently.
“But if you are genuinely present with yourself, you shall know if you are opposing, for that type of awareness of your actual existence encompasses all of yourself. It is not the identification of any of those individual elements that each of you expressed in response, but it encompasses all of them. Therefore, you shall incorporate an awareness of you. You also shall begin, in that awareness of you, to genuinely appreciate the magnificence of the being that you are, for you shall allow yourself to experience your beingness in a more continual manner, not merely in situations in which you have shot your foot! (Group laughter)
“Now; I shall open to questions in relation to YOUR experiences of being present or not being present and more so – for I am quite aware that most of you do not incorporate many examples of actually being present YET, but you shall! – but more so sharing, and we shall discuss examples of opposing, for this is very significant in this time framework. Let me express to you, my friends, it matters not whether you actually participate in some mass event that is disturbing to you; physically, you are participating regardless. Therefore, it is the manner in which you are participating that is significant.
“I am aware that all of you would choose, in your common terms, in your perceptions, to generate what you would term to be the perfect world. In actuality, it is already perfect in the manner it is expressed. But your idea of the perfect world would be Utopia, one of continuous harmony, or at least one in which there is not severe violence and one in which you are not generating such severity in extremes in opposition. But masses are comprised of individuals; there can be no mass without individuals. Therefore, it is the energy of the individuals that create the mass and the energy of the individuals that ripple throughout consciousness that create opposition or cooperation.
“As you perceive extreme situations and extreme expressions occurring within your reality, what type of energy are you projecting and which are you contributing to? Opposition or cooperation? Do you cooperate or do you oppose in your interactions with the individuals within your environment? Are you cooperating or opposing with yourselves? What type of actions and interactions are you yourselves generating? For that is not merely confined to your individual environment. Consciousness is consciousness, and it is all interconnected. Whatever you express is connected to all other expressions of consciousness and is generating a contribution.
“What you do not like within your world presently and what you do not agree with presently you can express cooperation with and generate alterations. But if you are opposing in equal measure to what you oppose, you merely perpetuate that type of energy being expressed within your reality. If you express similar energy in opposition to the actions of other individuals as has motivated them, you are expressing no differently in your energy.” [session 1799, July 16, 2005]
Exercises: find out more about conflict and opposition.
“Expressing you and your preferences, being present with yourself, recognizing your motivation in each situation – that is significantly important. It is not a matter of offering yourself permission in the guise of freedom to express in any manner, for that generates allowing yourself to also be intrusive, which is not acceptable. It is a matter of being responsible to yourself. That is your greatest responsibility.
“The challenge is that you are familiar with assuming personal responsibility for every other individual within your environment and not yourself. You concentrate your attention upon other individuals and what they should or should not do, or how they should or should not behave, or how you want them to behave or how you do not want them to behave, and generate expectations of other individuals, which is a reflection of the expectations you place upon yourself. Being aware of your own motivations is significant.” [session 1799, July 16, 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
New & Updated!
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 2005
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Session 1234, Monday, January 06, 2003
Session 1235, Tuesday, January 07, 2003
Session 1236, Tuesday, January 07, 2003
Session 1237, Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Session 1238, Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Session 1239, Wednesday, January 08, 2003*
Session 1240, Thursday, January 09, 2003
Session 1241, Thursday, January 09, 2003
Session 1242, Friday, January 10, 2003
Session 1243, Friday, January 10, 2003
Session 1244, Friday, January 10, 2003*
Session 1799, Saturday, July 16, 2005
*unpublished by request.
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Monthly Musings - The Ten Beliefs Systems: Truth
Last month we took time out to honor our friend who passed away, Margot Reed. For those interested, please see her In Memoriam page in the Library. Also, please note that we updated our site dedications on the home page and introduction page to include Margot.
This month we return to our exploration of the ten core belief systems that Elias introduced in March 1999.
Given that we’ve been surfing the truth wave in consciousness for over two years now, it seems appropriate to explore the belief system of truth this month. Elias has pointed out that there are essentially two types of truth, one relative to our belief systems, and one that is Absolute. However, Elias’ two truths are different from, say, the Buddhist doctrine of two truths. The latter is a nondual teaching by Nagarjuna of the Madhyamika school who showed conclusively that there is relative and Absolute Truth. The relative is limited to our physical world and perception, but the Absolute is completely indescribable and ineffable, and any attempt to describe it in words, thoughts, or symbols instantly contradicts itself because the nondual Absolute Truth has no complement, no opposite, no dualistic counterpart, and so it must be directly experienced by consciousness as consciousness itself. Anything less is inherently dualistic and relative, not Absolute.
I mention this only to show that what Elias teaches is hardly new, but forms a unique variation on the Buddhist notion of two truths. What makes Elias’ unique is that rather than focus on Ultimate Reality, nondual All-That-Is as the only expression of Absolute Universal Truth, he defines Absolute Universals as those qualities or characteristics of the action of consciousness itself that apply in some way to ALL of consciousness. To date, Elias has outlined four Regional Areas of Consciousness, but beyond them lie what he calls pools of consciousness, even wider aspects of essence.
The point, then, is that according to Elias, whatever qualities we consider as Absolute Universals must apply in some form to ALL Regional Areas and pools of consciousness, as well as whatever may lie further inward. Seen in this light, Elias has offered the following Absolute Universal qualities of consciousness to date:
As you can see, these are fairly abstract concepts because they must apply within all of consciousness, Elias’ term for All-That-Is. Accordingly, wherever we are, whatever focus of attention we hold, all links of consciousness are imbued with these characteristics, and further, they form the foundation for all creativity, spontaneity, and cooperation within All-That-Is.
Now we began with Absolute Universals because they are somewhat easier to conceptualize than the relative nature of our belief systems. As such, the belief system of truth can become a slippery slope with little traction. For example, at times we say, “they’re all relative” or “It’s all point of view” and thus assume that “it matters not” means nothing matters, because there is no Absolute Universal sense of good/bad, right/wrong, or health/pathology. Nothing could be further from the truth! (pun intended ;-)
For as we’ve seen in previous Monthly Musings on the NIRAA practice, this is not what Elias is saying at all. Things do matter, and our belief system of truth, relative as it may be is still the currency with which we create our physical experience. As such, they are very, very important. And it’s important to learn to notice, recognize, address to, and accept just what our personal truths are because they have such a strong influence on our reality creation.
Here’s more from Elias on this rich topic.
Further, it’s important to understand the difference between how these relative beliefs apply to us in physical focus, but not to essence. For example, Elias said:
“Here we enter into another area of misinterpretation! You automatically move into the areas of placing judgments and misinterpretations upon this information. I offer you realities, truth within essence, but I have also stated to you many times that your physical reality IS YOUR REALITY. Therefore, within your physical reality you DO hold right and wrong, good and bad, AS REALITY. You DO hold very strong belief systems in what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. When I am expressing to you that there is no right and wrong and that all is an agreement, this is WITHIN ESSENCE. But your physical reality IS reality, and therefore you have created rules that you abide by that make up your officially accepted reality. In this, agreements, which I have stated many times previously, are not the same as what your thought process in physical focus dictates.” [session 260, Sunday, January 18, 1998]
So it’s important not to confuse the essence and focus perspectives when addressing to our beliefs about truth in the physical world. In terms of moral truth, then, Elias repeatedly states that values like good/evil, right/wrong, scientific facts, even mathematics, are all belief systems relative to our physical world, cultural contexts, and focus personalities. But again, just because they are not Universals doesn’t mean that our beliefs aren’t very important in practical terms, they ultimately are! That’s why Elias has recently begun pointing out that we won’t eliminate belief systems in the shift, but gain deeper appreciation of our own opinions and preferences of good/bad, right/wrong, and health/pathology.
So the simple practice for this month is to NIRAA our own truths in terms of good and bad, right and wrong, healthy and pathological for a week. Seven whole days. First, simply notice every time we judge, discern, or express a preference. Just notice. Don’t identify or label or analyze. Just notice. Then, during a second week notice and identify truths connected to daily actions, from the way we eat food (taste good?), wash our clothes (clean is good?), drive our car (stupid drivers are bad?), shop (sales are good?), listen to music (that song sucked?), watch TV (that person is bad?), read the newspaper (Hurricane’s are awful?), or Internet (web sites are cool?). As usual, don’t go crazy, simply do the practice 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, you will begin to notice how deeply this belief system really penetrates to the core of our being.
Finally, our impression is that the truth wave crested earlier this month, and is beginning to give way to yet another wave. But it will take some time for this roller coaster to lay its weary head to rest. And, seeing how Elias mentioned that we briefly flirted with a new wave on emotions before settling for the truth wave, we sense that Hurricane Katrina marks the ramping up of a new wave of emotion. So, we’ll explore the belief system of emotion next month.
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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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