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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 the recent group session in Kentucky.
LORRAINE: “I have a question about being in the now, in the moment. Where is thought in that? Do you have to try to stop thinking?”
ELIAS: “Not necessarily. The role of thought is significant, but what is important to be generating is a balance, a balance between allowing your attention the flexibility to move to communications, action, and thought. The pitfall with thought is that your attention moves to thought to the exclusion of other information, to the exclusion of what you are actually doing and to the exclusion of your communications, and you rely upon thought in manners it is not designed for.
“You rely upon thought to create your reality, and this is not its function and therefore you disappoint yourselves for it does not create your reality. You rely upon thought to be offering you accurate information, and your association is that it is a communication, which it is not. It is a translating mechanism. It translates what you do and what you believe and what your communications are.
“But if your attention is not moving to the actual avenues of communication, thought does not accurately translate, and this becomes confusing for you think one expression and you are doing another, or you are thinking in one direction and you are feeling another, for you are not offering the thought process accurate information. You are concentrating your attention upon that as the main operator of your being, as the control point, as the steering wheel, and it is not.
“Your choices, what you actually do, are your indicators of what you are expressing. This is the reason that is it very important to pay attention to what you are actually DOING, paying attention to yourself, and this is challenging for it is unfamiliar. You are familiar with projecting your attention outside of yourself and holding it upon any and every expression that you encounter outside of yourself, and you are quite familiar with placing your attention upon each other rather than yourselves. This is not to say that you place your attention upon self to the exclusion of other individuals, but that you are aware of what you are expressing in association with your interactions with other individuals.” [session 1447, September 27, 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 Glossary of Elias’ Terms
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: October 2003
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Session 983, Friday, January 18, 2002
Session 984, Friday, January 18, 2002*
Session 985, Friday, January 18, 2002
Session 986, Saturday, January 19, 2002
Session 987, Sunday, January 20, 2002
Session 988, Sunday, January 20, 2002
Session 989, Monday, January 21, 2002
Session 1447, Saturday, September 27, 2003
*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 - Taking a Break
Last month we explored A Glossary of Elias’ Terms compiled by Luana Alika. This month we’re going to take a break. Things have been busy!
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