October - Over 2,700 Visitors!
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Since opening our cyberdoors in February 2002, we have served over 190,800 webpages to more than 13,600 users in over 40 countries. Many thanks to all of you who continue to provide us with tremendous support, constructive suggestions, and email feedback!
Mary Ennis recently attended the Fresno, CA group session, hosted by Sheri and Sabrina LoBello. Over 30 folks attended and a good time was had by all.
Joanne and I are looking forward to the upcoming January 18, 2003 group session in Castaic, CA, hosted by Pat Betzhold (supported by the usual suspects :-). We hope to see you there. For group and private session info, there is more info below and permanent links at the bottom of our homepage:
Also, thanks to the many suggestions and submissions to our website, we have a growing list of things we plan to add in the coming months to complement the regular features, including, a Glossary of terms, a photo Gallery of various group sessions, and other goodies.
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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 comes from Gillian’s private session:
GILLIAN: “... I was just thinking about imagery. I created an illness two weeks back, and I realized I was going all around my block just to cross the street! That’s what my impression of my illness was. ...There was some other imagery that I projected, but I’m not sure what I got from that. My wallet was stolen, and last night I fell down and got a bump on my head, and it hurt so!
ELIAS: Very well. In these examples, let us together examine movement, choice, and creation.
Now; you express that you have created an object of your possession that is stolen. In this, as you allow yourself to move your attention from outside of yourself to inside of yourself, you may allow yourself information concerning what you are actually creating within the moment.
In being aware of what you are actually creating and choosing within the moment, you may not necessarily create objective imagery to reflect what you are creating.
Now; in examining what you are presenting to yourself – which in actuality is expressed in both of these scenarios, but the imagery outwardly is different – this is an efficient coupling of imagery presently to illustrate to yourself what I am expressing to you, that the objective imagery is changeable, it is abstract, and in actuality the objective imagery matters not. What holds significance is your direction and the choices that you are engaging or creating within the moment, which offers you information concerning your direction and what you may be addressing to within a particular moment.
Now; the direction that you have chosen is to be examining and addressing to within self how you create automatic responses in relation to being a victim – not a victim of other individuals, but how you within self associate yourself at times with this role of being a victim.
Now; this in actuality is quite efficient that you present this particular imagery in discussion this day, for it also relates to your previous question in relation to your curiosity in how you may not necessarily be paying attention to experiences. This provides you also with an example of creating experiences but not necessarily paying attention to what it is that you are creating, what you are choosing, and identifying the direction of your movement.
Now; in this, as you turn your attention to self and allow yourself to move beyond the action of thought analyzation, and move your attention in the direction of choices and the aspect of yourself that is creating choice, you may allow yourself to more clearly view your direction and the movement of steering yourself.
Now; as you allow yourself to pay attention to what you are choosing, you may not necessarily create a reflection outwardly in objective imagery in relation to the movement that you are creating or what you are addressing to for it may not be necessary, for you are already offering yourself information and recognition of your movement.
(Deliberately, punctuating his words by tapping on the armrests of the chair) But in not paying attention to what you are choosing, I may express to you, as I have many times previously in this forum, you shall create expressions that shall gain your attention in one manner or another. You SHALL offer yourself information concerning your movement. There is no aspect of your reality that is hidden from you. But if you are not paying attention to self and [to] what you are creating inwardly, you shall create it objectively outwardly to reflect what you are creating inwardly, therefore efficiently offering yourself another means of communication to yourself.
The confusing aspect, many times for many individuals, with this type of outward expression is that the objective imagery literally is quite abstract and is quite changeable. Therefore, you may present to yourself many different scenarios, many different expressions of objective imagery that all are related to the same movement, the same subject matter, inwardly. Are you understanding?
GILLIAN: Yes, Elias. I’m understanding. I’m also understanding that what you are saying to me at this time is that I’m creating objective imagery to tell myself to pay attention.
ELIAS: Quite, but you are also creating specific types of objective imagery, different expressions of objective imagery to gain your attention in relation to a particular subject matter.
In this, as you continue to not recognize your direction and your choice in relation to a particular subject matter that you are exploring or addressing to, you also shall continue quite creatively to express different objective forms of imagery that shall relate to the same subject matter.
GILLIAN: Thank you, Elias.
ELIAS: You are welcome.” [session 873, Sunday, July 29, 2001]
Digests: find out more about imagery
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
Recent Digests & Exercises
The website is a work in progress! New transcripts come out just about every week that further expand the information offered to date by Elias. New excerpts are added to various Digests every month, and new Digests and Exercises, too, when new material is offered.
Many of you have written to see if there was an easy way for us to show what Digests have received updates each month. And our standard reply has been that there is no easy way, as managing the website is almost a full time job in and of itself already. So we’re open to any suggestions, but for now the best way is to check the file size listed in the Digests table of contents page (available as a link in the left-hand navigation column).
Recently Published Transcripts: October 2002
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Session 862, Wednesday, July 11, 2001
Session 863, Thursday, July 12, 2001
Session 864, Thursday, July 12, 2001
Session 867, Sunday, July 15, 2001
Session 868, Monday, July 16, 2001
Session 869, Tuesday, July 24, 2001
Session 870, Tuesday, July 24, 2001
Session 871, Thursday, July 26, 2001
Session 872, Thursday, July 26, 2001
Session 873, Sunday, July 29, 2001
Session 874, Sunday, August 05, 2001
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Power Users Tip of the Month - Exploring the Gems
Last month we took a look at how to get the most out of the Transcripts. This month we’re going to turn our attention to the Gems.
The Gems are a growing database of quotes that provide an essential nugget of Elias. Each has a link to the exact place in the original Transcript that provides the larger context. And context is very important in discerning the deeper meanings, which can be very subtle and easy to distort at times.
Some folks come to the homepage, check out what’s new, and use the Gems to enter the website. Some even set the Gems page to their homepage:
The way to do this is to open your web browser, in Netscape on the top left of the screen, click on Edit, then Preferences, then Navigator. You will see Home Page and Location. Simply type in the above web address.
In MS Explorer, click on Tools, Internet Options, General. You will see Home Page and Address. Simply type in the above web address and voila!, you can start, continue, or end your day with a gem.
There are now over 500 quotes in the database. Each Gem can also be found at the beginning of every Digest and even some of the Exercises. They are used to introduce each main concept found therein in Elias’ own words.
Next month, we’ll look at exploring some of the email lists where folks talk about the information offered by Elias.
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