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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 Don’s private session:
ELIAS: “Let me express to you, my friend, there has been tremendous shifting occurring in this recent time framework of a very few months.”
DON: “Well, there has been for me! So you’re saying this is global?”
ELIAS: “Yes, and I may express to you, in relation to all of the individuals that interact with this information there has been tremendous movement. You have all collectively incorporated a time framework in which you have allowed yourselves to be shifting and also to be moving concept into reality, and in this, addressing to your most familiar expressions.”
DON: “Oh! So that it may have been a difficult time does not mean it hasn’t been accomplishing.”
ELIAS: “Correct, for in this, each individual has been generating their own unique experiences, which may not necessarily have been comfortable but have offered you each the opportunity to experience your most familiar expressions that you have generated throughout your focuses in this time framework. This allows you the genuine recognition of your own shifting, for each individual has also noticed their tremendous desire to move into the unfamiliar.”
DON: “Oh, interesting. I don’t feel personally as if I have shifted, but I certainly am more aware of my desire to than I was. Is that...”
DON: “...what you’re saying?”
ELIAS: “Correct, and in this, what you have shifted is your want and your desire and the direction of your movement. Previously, the want and the desire and the direction of movement was to be holding to the familiar, and generating uncertainty and perhaps even fear in association with the unfamiliar. Now, as you have shifted, there is a recognition of the familiar as not the object of your desire any longer, and a recognition that the familiar does not fit very well within your reality any longer. In this, there is generated more of a desire – less fearfulness, less apprehension – in turning the movement to the unfamiliar. This IS shifting, my friend.” (Chuckles)
DON: “Well, that’s encouraging, because I have felt the desire within myself to be much stronger, but I haven’t felt any lessening of the fears that I use to feel a victim of myself.
“Where to go with this? In light of what you said, I feel like much of what you said, everything you said actually, rings very true from my experiences over the summer since I spoke to you last. I’ve been feeling lately an extreme impatience with myself and my generating. I realize how little I accept myself now, and I wasn’t aware of it before. I realize how little I trust myself. I realize how little I have been appreciating my experience – many of these kinds of things.
“I’ve read what you had to say in terms of advice with these kinds of things, what we feel, but I feel like I’m kind of reading how to ride a bicycle. (Elias and Don laugh) I read these and I know I’m not keeping my attention in the now. I know when I’m not keeping my attention on myself. I can see when I’m discounting myself, but to simply do something else has been feeling a little bit beyond me. I wonder if somehow you could maybe in the rest of this session guide me a little bit to that experience or towards that experience, so that I have a little more experiential feel of where that is. I don’t know if that’s possible or not.”
ELIAS: “First of all, my friend, let us continue in the examination of the actual action of shifting, for in your discounting of yourself you are also not acknowledging what you have shifted.
“Now; this is not to say that you may not be generating fear and discounting of yourself in this shifting, but recognize what you are directing the fear and discounting of yourself IN. Previously your fear and discounting of yourself was directed in association with your perception that you may not incorporate the ability to move into the unfamiliar.”
DON: “Yes, absolutely.”
ELIAS: “NOW you generate a fear and discounting of yourself that you may not necessarily incorporate the ability to move OUT of the familiar.”
DON: “Yes, that’s right.”
ELIAS: “Which may initially appear to be the same statement, but it is quite not.”
DON: “I sort of feel the subtle difference. Perhaps it’s not subtle, but I can feel the difference.”
ELIAS: “For this fear is not generated any longer in association with what is unknown or what is unfamiliar. The fear has shifted into an expression in association with what IS known and what IS familiar, and generating an experience within yourself in which you feel stuck in the familiar. But this is the challenge, my friend, to dare to risk, to dare to express one moment of stepping outside of that familiar. And I may express to you, you may generate that action in association with ANY EXPRESSION within your focus. It matters not what you choose to experiment with.
“You may incorporate a very familiar action physically and experiment with viewing that action through a different perception. It may be as mundane as incorporating a bowl of soup – which may be a familiar action, but how may you allow your individual expression of creativity to move and therefore affect your perception and alter the experience of consuming this bowl of soup? For as your perception alters, your reality alters also. Therefore, the familiar action of consuming a bowl of soup may become a very new experience.” (Pause)
DON: “I’m letting that soak in.”
ELIAS: “Perception is a tremendously powerful instrument, and it actually does incorporate the power to alter your actual physical reality. It is merely a matter of your attention and how you are directing your attention.”
DON: “As I consider that and start to feel that, I can feel the fear start generating right within me physically. It starts bubbling up through to my head. I know that I generate that intellectually but...”
ELIAS: “Very well. In this moment as you experience that physical feeling, incorporate a very deep breath. As you breathe inwardly, move your attention to your breath and visualize it as tremendous power. Move your perception; turn the experience of fear, which you physically feel, into a tool of power. As you exhale your breath slowly and at length, allow yourself to breathe out the fear.”
DON: “I can feel that.”
ELIAS: “This action generates an actual physical affectingness, for it is quite difficult to continue to incorporate tension, which feeds the expression of fear, if you are concentrating upon physically filling yourself with breath, for this automatically generates a relaxation. This is the reason, my friend, that individuals may find it quite difficult to weep if they incorporate deep breaths. For the action of weeping incorporates tension and is an automatic release of tension, but is unnecessary and does not continue if the individual is releasing that tension through their breath. (Pause)
“Practice this exercise, my friend, for this may be helpful in allowing you to experience your own power and your own ability to actually incorporate the action of altering your perception, for this offers you tangible expressions to move with.”
DON: “And thus, through this then I can start to get somewhere. I can gain more trust in my ability to generate what I like, what I want.”
ELIAS: “Correct. For if you may generate what you want in ONE expression, if you may evidence your power to yourself in one expression, you may generate this in ALL areas.” (Pause)
DON: “I think that’s really what I was looking for with this session. I can’t think of much else to say.” [session 1153, October 11, 2002 ]
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Session 1147, Sunday, October 06, 2002
Session 1148, Wednesday, October 07, 2002*
Session 1149, Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Session 1150, Wednesday, October 09, 2002*
Session 1151, Thursday, October 10, 2002
Session 1152, Thursday, October 10, 2002
Session 1153, Friday, October 11, 2002
Session 1154, Saturday, October 12, 2002
Session 1155, Wednesday, October 13, 2002*
Session 1156, Sunday, October 13, 2002
Session 1157, Monday, October 14, 2002
Session 1158, Wednesday, October 16, 2002*
Session 1159, Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Session 1160, Wednesday, October 17, 2002*
Session 1161, Friday, October 18, 2002
Session 1162, Saturday, October 19, 2002
Session 1163, Sunday, October 20, 2002
Session 1164, Monday, October 21, 2002
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Monthly Musings - NIRAA and the Ten Belief Systems - Step 3. Addressing To
Last month we continued our NIRAA (pronounced nigh-rah) method of accepting self by recognizing the ten basic belief systems. The idea was to learn the ten basic belief systems. Our entire worldview, all our beliefs, fall into these ten basic systems. So if we learn this basic map, then we can begin to see more clearly how these ten belief systems constantly affect everything we choose and do. They are just a map, and the map is never the territory itself. It’s only as useful as we make it.
This ties in nicely with the gem of month, because many times we do these practices for weeks and weeks and think we're getting nowhere, while all the while, we are actually shifting – widening our awareness to include new choices and possibilities.
Elias uses the analogy of a bird cage to represent each belief system, and the birds within to represent the many different beliefs. As we begin the addressing to, we may actually release some birds from the cage! The idea with accepting a belief system, then, is to empty the cage. By emptying the cage, we still hold preferences and opinions, but no longer as absolutes or truths. So the birds represent those beliefs we hold to be Absolute Universal Truths that create limits and narrow, black and white, either/or thinking.
Now to return to NIRAA, the “addressing to” stage may or may not include a thought process. The idea is that when we make noticing, then identifying, then recognizing a habit, we automatically shift – we widen our objective awareness. As such, the addressing to may or may not occur in objective awareness. It can also occur subjectively. Either way, this stage is marked by a lessening of conflict and tension in relation to any particular issue or set of issues that we've turned out noticing, identifying, and recognizing toward.
The proof of the pudding, so to speak, is when we encounter one of your shrines, all decked out in its magnificence from all the energy we’ve fed it over the years, and we recognize the automatic, kneejerk response before we express it! This is a big step, because now we have a new choice, and possibilities for doing. Once we’ve identified and recognized that the old familiar automatic reaction doesn't get the results we truly desire, then we can objectively, for the first time, choose a different action. Again, the measure of success is simply reduced conflict and tension. Additionally, we may even experience physical, mental, and spiritual healing as a natural outcome of the NIRAA process.
Hopefully, during this past month as you learned the ten belief systems (bird cages), in your recognizing practice you began to get 4, 5, 6 or more hits on any particular issue. For example, once I got comfy with all ten, something as simple as putting on my shoes resonated with the belief systems of sexuality, emotion, perception, relationship, senses, and the ever present duplicity. By sexuality, I simply connected with how I look within my culture and present my self in public, which blurred into the belief systems of relationships (who might see me/self and other), emotion (how I felt about that/happy, excited, anxious), and duplicity (whether I would look good and be liked or not).
Like any practice, at some point the noticing, identifying and recognizing becomes automatic, but it takes practice. And at times, we may need to brush up, and learn to see what other connections we can make. So, this month in the spirit of the holidays, we’re going to focus on the action of addressing to. Pick a single belief system, say relationships, and continue to notice, identify, and recognize, but now focus upon the action addressing to whatever issues are pressing.
Notice the power and affectingness of whatever belief system you choose in relation to all the others. Remember, we’re dealing with systems, the bird cages as a means of introduction, so we don’t want to overwhelm ourselves or get too obsessive. Five minutes a day is plenty. It’s important to do the practice every day, and you can do it 2 or 3 times for just a couple of minutes, perhaps morning, noon, and evening. The idea with any practice is to be consistent and persistent.
The addressing to is a critical aspect of the practice because it leads to the goal, one of the key actions of this shift in consciousness, namely, accepting self, and accepting belief systems. And once we learn to accept self, it becomes possible to truly accept others, but we’re getting ahead of the story once again. For this month, just notice how you lessen conflict and tension in whatever belief system you choose to focus upon. That’s further evidence that you are finally addressing to an issue, finally releasing some birds from the cage.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew! Sometimes we overeat during the Holidays, and we don’t want to create indigestion. Have a Happy, Wonderful, and Joyous Holiday Season!
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