Monday, December 09, 2002
ďLost in the Whirlwind of ThoughtĒ
ďExercise: What Are You Actually Physically Doing in Each Moment?Ē
Participants: Mary (Michael) and Letty (Castille).
Elias arrives at 11:38 AM. (Arrival time is 23 seconds.)
ELIAS: Good morning!
LETTY: Good morning, dear friend! (Elias chuckles) Good to talk to you again!
ELIAS: And you also!
LETTY: Thank you! Well, I have some questions for you and a few validations. But I wanted to ask you for Marta, he met a girl by the name of Elena and he was excited because he liked her. Heís obviously looking for an intermediate but he thinks that she is soft. (Pause)
LETTY: So heíll have to keep on looking if thatís what heís looking for! (Elias laughs) Iím really trying to stay away from him and his creations!
Elias, I went to China and I wanted to see if I connected with other focuses while I was there in the location. I feel like I connected. When I was in the Forbidden City, I felt I was a man that had much importance, kind of like an acquaintance to the emperor without necessarily being close, but I was some kind of government official.
ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.
LETTY: No wonder I wanted to go to that country so much! I felt a lot of them. I felt another one in the Summer Palace. There is a Buddhist temple. I was a Buddhist monk during the Empress Dowager, the one that built the palace?
LETTY: Wow. The other one that I connected to was in the Qi Dynasty, the first one, where I was a slave that actually worked on the Terra Cotta Army.
ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.
LETTY: Wow. Were my bones buried there because I died, or I should say disengaged, while working?
LETTY: Wow, so cool! I had a fabulous time, and I know you were around, too. (Elias laughs) Elias, Cindel asked you... Oh, wait a minute; Iím sorry. Iím gonna finish with China here Ė one more question. There was an old man, an old gentleman, with his grandson on one of our boat cruises and there was just something that I connected to. He was just very, very familiar. I really wasnít sure how to connect with him other than I know him from another focus. It was kind of like either a brotherly or a motherly love I felt for this man.
ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.
LETTY: So, was it also in China?
LETTY: Oh! I was his mother?
LETTY: Oh, I wonder. It was just so weird. Of course, he probably thought I was strange. I took a picture with him. (Elias chuckles)
ELIAS: You may also be recognizing in sensing, so to speak, that you engage counterpart action with this individual, which also continues a familiarity with the physical location in this time framework.
LETTY: With this focus of mine right now as Letty, or do I have another focus there?
ELIAS: With THIS focus.
LETTY: With this focus, okay. What kind of counterpart action? Iím not sure I understand that quite. Meaning that the life that heís leading and his energy kind of complementing mine?
ELIAS: Yes, and also continues a connection, so to speak, with the culture and the physical location in this focus. Although you do not dwell physically in that culture or that country, you continue a connection with that culture in this focus through the counterpart action with the individual.
LETTY: That makes sense, because I felt very much at home there, too. You know, with the people, other than I didnít speak the language.
ELIAS: I am understanding.
LETTY: Okay, thank you!
Cindel asked you a couple of sessions ago about my nails, because they started separating. My imagery to me at that time was dealing with the word ďseparationĒ and the meaning. Out of six nails, five have healed and one of them looks like itís still getting worse. I have been treating it and have been taking my calcium, but itís something thatís lingering in me that I havenít picked up. My impression is that I wonít let go, that I have quite not assimilated non-separation.
ELIAS: Your impression is correct.
LETTY: Okay. Is it gonna fall off, Elias?
ELIAS: I may express to you, this is a choice, and it is dependent upon what you choose and what direction you move within.
LETTY: I know that I havenít spent time or a framework in dealing with that. It seems to be an issue that I have subjectively more than objectively.
ELIAS: Yes, although it is expressed objectively also.
LETTY: Oh yes, like every time when I say goodbye to my niece Isabel. Itís still kind of like that separation of physicalness comes in very strong as a belief system.
LETTY: So, itís kind of like working on even changing my perception of what the separation is?
LETTY: That would continue to help?
LETTY: I love to chat with myself! (Elias chuckles)
I wanted to ask you, my sinuses have been really nasty again. And itís kind of like a validation, and I see myself accomplishing in a lot of moments and then the discounting in many others. But the sinuses Ė because it seems to be continuous, at least for the last couple of months Ė is it because I still continue to fight my current, my now, in the sense that I want to create better or different?
ELIAS: Yes, and in a manner of speaking, continuing to struggle with certain directions in association with the continued struggle that you generate concerning what you think you want and what you actually do.
LETTY: Yes. Iím trying to see that my thinking still goes one way and I recognize where my energyís going a different way, but I havenít been able to figure out how to bring them back. I know part of it is still working on that relaxation because Iím still tense. But I think Ė and you can validate this Ė but I really think that I have lessened that tension that I have.
ELIAS: Yes, you have. But in this, you continue to express moving your attention to thought and generating general translations in thought but not quite offering yourself a clear identification of the direction that you genuinely want. As you are aware, you are generating yet again the struggle in relationships.
Let me express to you, Castille, you continue to express to yourself the thought processes, but these are merely thoughts. They are not entirely accurate translations. Partially your thoughts are translating accurately, but in a general manner.
The snare in this situation is that you are moving your attention to thought as a communication. Therefore, you rely upon the expression of thought to be offering yourself information, and this is not the area in which information is produced. It is a translating mechanism. Therefore, if you are not moving your attention to communications, the translating mechanism of thought offers you general interpretations rather than specific and clear translations of what you are expressing to yourself, and once again you become confused. For you move in the direction of thinking that you want to be attempting to establish a relationship once again, but you also incorporate the thinking that you do not want to be incorporating the relationship.
LETTY: And I get myself in a knot.
LETTY: Can you help me with this genuine direction I want at this present time? I donít trust my ability in that communication, especially the emotion. I think about the emotion and I try to bring it into a thought process, what I think what Iím feeling. Thatís where I get stumped and get lost.
ELIAS: Let me express to you, Castille, thinking about the emotion is not bad and this is a natural expression, for as I have stated thought is a translating mechanism. Therefore, its function is to be objectively translating to you in images and language the communication that you offer to yourself in emotion or in other avenues of communication also.
Now; in this, what you are not incorporating is a balance between the recognition of the emotional signal and communication, the translation of thought, and the recognition and noticing of the doing. It is important to hold your attention upon self and to allow your attention the flexibility to be moving in relation to all three of these expressions. The most significant is to be generating that flexibility of attention, but in the now. This is one of your greatest challenges.
For in the directions that you engage that you express to yourself are most significant Ė that of your job, so to speak, and that of relationships Ė both of these directions that you engage, you incorporate quite similar actions with. In this, your most familiar expression is to be NOT paying attention in the now and to be projecting to the future and also generating comparison with the past.
LETTY: Very interesting how I have my old boss again as of today, which comes back to the past, which I created it, and then I created to a small degree communication with Leezar again. So thatís what Iím trying to tell myself, Iím still in the past.
ELIAS: But you also project futurely.
LETTY: With both of these?
ELIAS: Yes, in anticipation.
Now; this is the area in which you move your attention to your thought mechanism almost to the exclusion of paying attention to communications or to what you are actually doing.
LETTY: Can you explain that a little bit? Iím not sure I understood.
ELIAS: In relation to these two subject matters, you begin projecting your attention to the past and also in anticipation of the future. The manner in which you express this is to move your attention to thought, and you engage thinking, thinking, thinking (Letty laughs), comparing experiences of the past with anticipations of the future and questioning yourself, expressing to yourself, ďI think I want this, but perhaps I do not want this. What do I want? I want to be expressing a relationship with this individual Ė no, I do not want this relationship with this individual,Ē and you begin your comparison of past experiences and anticipation of what MAY be experienced futurely.
But are you paying attention to what you are communicating to yourself? No. Your attention is so rigidly focused upon the thought process that you are objectively unaware of your communications AND you are not paying attention to what you are actually doing. For your assessment is what you are thinking is more important than what you are doing Ė and this is the snare. This action is what repeatedly generates confusion within you. For you are not paying attention in the now and you are NOT paying attention to what you are doing and you are NOT paying attention to your communications. In your terms, you are lost in the whirlwind of thought.
Now; does thought generate or create reality? No. Therefore, what are you DOING as you lose yourself in this whirlwind of thought? You are expressing in one direction automatic actions, automatic responses, automatic pilot, and in another direction you are creating an action of merely confusing yourself.
Now; my suggestion to you is to offer yourself one day, one entire day, in which you allow yourself to pay attention to you. Pay attention to what you are actually physically doing in each moment. Do not concern yourself in this one day with what you may be communicating to yourself through emotions. Merely move your attention to what you are actually physically engaging in each moment, regardless of how unimportant it may seem. The significance of this action is this offers you an experience of moving your attention to another function other than merely thought. It also offers you the opportunity to genuinely be noticing and viewing what you actually physically engage in what you term to be an ordinary day.
Let me express to you, all of the actions that you engage in one day, all of the insignificant movements that you generate in one day are all influenced by beliefs. All of the automatic actions and responses that you express in one day are all motivated by your beliefs. But you are unaware of the influence of your beliefs, for you are not paying attention to what you are actually physically doing, and in this, you reinforce the expression of automatic responses and you reinforce all of these expressed beliefs.
As you reinforce all of these expressed beliefs in a time framework in which you create an event such as re-establishing an interaction with your former employer or contemplating re-establishing interaction with Leezar Ė these are actions that you consider to be significant, important and large Ė your response to these actions is influenced by the beliefs that are expressed in each day that influence all of the other actions that you engage that you do not pay attention to. (17-second pause)
LETTY: Wow. Thatís a thought full!
ELIAS: The manner in which you shuffle your paperwork during your day, the manner in which you engage other individuals, how you interact with other individuals, how you express actions in your lunch hour, what you choose to consume, what you speak of in conversation, time frameworks in which you close your door Ė all of these actions that you deem to be insignificant and you express no thought in relation to are all actions that are motivated by beliefs that are expressed continuously. These are the actions that offer you the clarity in information concerning what you naturally generate, what beliefs influence these actions.
The same beliefs are expressed in the actions that you generate in relation to the subjects that you deem to be significant or important. The difference is that in all these actions, you are NOT incorporating thought. You are not thinking concerning all of these automatic actions Ė you are doing. And in relation to the subjects that you view to be important, you are thinking and you are not paying attention to the doing. (Pause)
LETTY: Is this what I was trying to tell myself this weekend in relation to that flexibility of my communication, because my knees were pretty, pretty bad?
LETTY: Makes a lot of sense. Well, Elias, I think that answered almost every dream I had. (Elias chuckles)
I was gonna just ask you about the one from last night. The only thing that was different or that I remembered being different is that it seems like I had the same dream twice in the same night. I felt like I was having deja vu when I came to visit my grandmother, who is disengaged. But she was there, and I wanted to clean her house or something. Most of my focus was on a gold watch that I wanted to get cleaned, because it should look clean. Based on what you just told me today, it has to do with not just the fixing part of it, which I kind of know that naturally now and I catch myself in the automatic fixing or controlling, but the fact that I wasnít paying attention that it is a belief system.
LETTY: I kind of put that aside.
Now; also be remembering these beliefs that influence all of your movements and all of your actions and all of your expressions are not bad. They are not good, either. In themselves, they merely are. But the significance of recognizing what is influencing what you actually do is that you allow yourself to become familiar. You pay attention in the now, and in that you offer yourself the recognition of choice.
LETTY: And freedom.
ELIAS: Correct. It matters not that you choose to continue to express certain beliefs and continue in expressing the same actions. What is significant is that you know that you are choosing that.
LETTY: Along with this thinking, I keep finding myself repeating to myself that nothing is absolute; but again, I was recognizing that nothingís absolute but not paying attention to the belief system that was making me think that.
ELIAS: Correct. This is the manner in which you generate the actual genuine action of holding your attention upon you and becoming familiar with you. Once you become familiar with you and what influences your actions and your associations, and you allow yourself to recognize your choices, you shall also generate more clarity in relation to what you actually want.
LETTY: All my confusion is that Iím trying to think to come up with the idea of what I genuinely want. If Iím understanding everything youíve told me, I have to find that in that communication, not in the thinking.
ELIAS: But the thinking shall translate. Therefore, do not move yourself into an association that you must not incorporate thinking, for this is incorrect. This is a mechanism that translates your communications. Therefore, it is significant that you allow yourself to somewhat pay attention to your thinking aspect of yourself, but not to the exclusion of the communicating aspect of yourself or the actual action/doing aspect of yourself. (Pause)
Once you have allowed yourself the experience of one day of genuinely paying attention to every moment of every action that you generate throughout your day, subsequently you and I shall discuss the motivation of the actions that you notice within your day and thusly we shall move into discussion concerning communications.
LETTY: Okay. Well, I see youíre giving me homework! (Elias chuckles) Thatís very valid. Thank you so much, Elias. This has been an excellent session.
ELIAS: You are very welcome.
LETTY: Youíre putting it back on track, in a manner of speaking.
ELIAS: (Chuckles) Merely offering you what you are requesting: methods of how you may become familiar with yourself.
LETTY: I still find that Iím very true to the common orientation, that I want to see everything physical, on the outside.
ELIAS: Which is quite acceptable Ė but not to the exclusion of paying attention to yourself. You do incorporate the ability to generate both actions simultaneously.
LETTY: Yes. I have to remember that I CAN trust myself.
LETTY: Well, I just have a short question. Are you familiar Ė and I donít know if anybody has asked, I donít remember reading Ė with a channeled essence by the name of Abraham?
LETTY: So, can you tell me what his family...? I read a little bit about him and I had difficulty with it. I just wondered. Was I paying too much attention to interpreting beliefs systems into it?
ELIAS: I am understanding, and there is a filtration of beliefs that are expressed the information. But this does not invalidate the information that is being offered.
LETTY: Because itís individually the way I read it, too.
ELIAS: Correct. Be remembering, different individuals draw themselves to different types of expressions of information, but this is not to say they are not valid and that they are not helpful to different individuals in their movement of shifting. Therefore, it matters not.
LETTY: Yeah, just curious. Well, thank you very much, Elias. I think Iím going to stick with you! (Elias laughs) We have a bond.
ELIAS: We have established a friendship.
ELIAS: Which is a valuable commodity! (Laughs)
LETTY: That is all I have today and it definitely gave me a lot to work on. With the homework, I will be talking to you sooner.
ELIAS: Very well! And I shall be anticipating our next meeting and continuing our discussion in your exercise.
LETTY: Thank you! A big hug to you!
ELIAS: And I express my tremendous affection to you also, as always. To you this day, Castille, my friend, in fondness, au revoir.
LETTY: Au revoir, dear friend.
Elias departs at 12:25 PM.
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