Saturday, July 16, 2005
“Being Present with Yourself”
“Being Aware of Your Own Opposition”
“Exercise: Appreciating Yourself”
Participants: Mary (Michael), Alicia (Tisara), Anne (Monique), Antone (Aix), Cathy (Felicia), Donna (Luera), George (Gregor), Gina, Howard (Erlicht), Jim, Karen, KC (Nanaiis), Lorraine (Aiden), Lynda (Ruther), Marie, Marjorie, Merrill (Fiona), Michael (Beauregard), Naomi (Kallile), Pat (Ling-Tu), Patrick (Derricka), Paul (Paneus), Ronda (Adorabelle), Robert (Reese), Roland, Scott (Cedric), Sharon, Susan (Catherine), Suzanne, Terri (Uliva), Victoria, Xanthia (Melissa).
Elias arrives at 1:51 PM. (Arrival time is 22 seconds.)
ELIAS: Good afternoon!
GROUP: Good afternoon, Elias.
ELIAS: Welcome. This afternoon, we shall be somewhat continuing another element of what was begun in our previous group interaction.
In our previous group interaction, I posed a question to the individuals participating – what is your greatest fear and what is your greatest irritation – which I also introduced information in relation to these subjects concerning opposition. There is considerable opposition occurring in this time framework, and therefore it is significant to be discussing this subject matter.
The other subject that I am posing to you this day is that of presence, your own presence with yourselves. I will express to you initially the question... (Humorously to Antone) You may not answer, for I have already explained! But for the benefit of the other individuals present – or attending (grins) – I pose the question to you, how do you define being present with yourself? What does that mean to you? (Pause)
DONNA: For me it’s an awareness of my energy, an awareness of my expressions, my communications to myself.
ELIAS: Very well.
HOWARD: A function of focus? You’re aware that you are focusing. You’re aware of self, that you’re observing your surroundings?
ELIAS: Very well.
KAREN: What is happening now.
ELIAS: Be more specific.
KAREN: What I am perceiving right now.
ELIAS: Very well.
KC: I like to call it listening to myself. When I’m listening to myself, then I feel present with myself.
ELIAS: Very well. Any other inputs as to presence? (Pause)
What are you doing with terms and with your reality?
ELIAS: Correct, redefining. You are redefining your reality and the terms that you express in association with your reality. In redefining terms you redefine perception.
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.
I have expressed recently to some individuals the most common example of you experiencing your own presence. The most common example of an individual actually experiencing their own existence and presence is generally in situations in which the individual creates some extreme uncomfortable situation in some manner. Generally speaking, pain is an excellent example of being present of your existence within yourself – be it physical pain, emotional pain or what you term to be mental pain.
Pain generates an automatic response, for it generates an intensity and in that intensity the individual automatically directs their attention to the element of pain. But in directing to the element of pain, they are also more highly aware of their actual existence. The other automatic response that follows the initial response of focusing upon the pain is to attempt to move away from the pain or to generate some action that severs the pain from their existence.
If you shoot your foot, you shall focus upon the pain of the wound in your foot, and it shall probably be intense enough that your first automatic response shall be “I wish to cut off my foot!” for you generate a similar extreme in your response to the extreme intensity of the experience. You are experiencing that as an element of your existence and your presence with yourself. It is uncomfortable, and therefore the automatic response is to sever it from your existence.
This is also an automatic response that is generated very often in mundane activities, that you experience automatic responses in different encounters, in different situations, in interactions, in different scenarios in which you present to yourself differences, dislikes, confusion, frustration. Your automatic response is to sever that from your experience. You may or may not actually engage that action, but that is the initial automatic response. But generally speaking, that automatic response is not accompanied by your presence with yourself.
Generally speaking, as we spoke in the previous group discussion, for the most part individuals are moving through their day in the seat of the co-pilot, and the seat of the pilot is empty. (Group laughter) And that generates the confusion and the scratching of heads, with individuals expressing, “WHY did I create that? Why WOULD I create that? Why would I not create another avenue? Why would I not create some easier method to offer myself information?” All of these “why” questions are moot and ludicrous. There is no response to these “why” questions.
You created what you created in the intensity matching whatever it is that you are attempting to offer yourself information concerning. You created whatever you created in conjunction with your value fulfillment, regardless of whether it is comfortable or uncomfortable. That choosing aspect of you does not concern itself with what is comfortable and what is not comfortable; it concerns itself with what is efficient and what matches the intensity of what you are presenting to yourself in information. But you are not victims and you are not out of control.
As I have expressed from the onset, there is no element of your reality that is hidden from you. It is merely a matter of paying attention. In this time framework, the most efficient manner in which you shall allow yourself to identify whether you are generating opposing energy is to be present with yourself. For there are many, many, many expressions of opposition.
What would you each identify as an expression of opposition? How do you oppose in any manner?
ELIAS: You, yourself.
PAUL: Oh. (Group laughter) Sometimes!
SUSAN: I get quiet and withdraw from the conversation.
ELIAS: Yes, that can be – not always. It is dependent upon the motivation. But that can be an expression of opposition, although surfacely it does not necessarily appear to be.
GEORGE: I get angry.
ELIAS: That is an obvious expression of opposition.
RONDA: I don’t hear.
ELIAS: That can be another expression of opposition.
GEORGE: I get confused.
ELIAS: At times.
ELIAS: That can be, but once again is not always an expression of opposition. But it can be.
ELIAS: Defensive – most definitely, ALWAYS an expression of opposition.
ALICIA: I become impatient.
ELIAS: Impatience can also be an expression of opposition.
PAUL: Passing judgment.
ELIAS: Definitely. Comparison is an expression of opposition.
ELIAS: Yes, at times. Concerning yourself with what other individuals’ perception is is another form of opposition, for it is a form of defense, and any form of defense is opposing.
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.
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.
KC: I have a question then. I live in Kentucky and we have the expressway, and it pretty much encircles my house. There are two expressways. But there’s my little back street, and I have the trees overhanging. I’ve always taken the little back streets and felt so glad they were there.
There was a mobile home park, and it was old and just loaded with trees; you didn’t even know it was there. Well, they tore all the trees down and they moved all those people away and they’re putting in a big shopping center, big hardware stores and everything. It’s right on the other side of the train tracks from my house, which are right on the other side of the expressway from my house. My belief is, of course, that the hill they’ve built up and the trees they’ve taken down and the buildings they’ve put up are going to bounce all the sounds over to my house.
So I’ve been opposing. I haven’t said anything to the city, but I’m saying to people that I’m going to go to the city meeting and just keep my mouth shut and just listen and see what they say, and see if I can get a wall built up around the expressway. I’ve been opposing, haven’t I?
KC: It dawned on me, because they, the big “they,” which is me, are defining progress one way and I’m defining progress another way. But I’ve been kind of laying low, because I’ve been half noticing that I’ve been opposing and not quite knowing what to do. Knowing there’s a shift really is helpful, because I’ve been thinking, especially during the truth wave, that our energy’s going to draw what we need right to us and show us. Sometimes it shows us what we don’t like.
KC: I think in the back of my mind it’s kind of sneaky and tricky, because I know I can create the trees and the back roads and I kind of know I don’t have to move in order to do it. But then I’m kind of stuck, because I really don’t want to move. See, moving is one of my options. I could move to the country and have all the trees I want, but that’s not really the point because that’s not really what I want.
I really like where I live. I think I can create it quiet like I like it with enough trees that I’m happy and still have the expressway representing the energy highway and still have the stores handy that I can go to and get hardware.
ANNE: Do we have a question to ask?
LYNDA: She’s getting to it.
KC: Well, the question was, was I opposing or not, because I do know that I was. But I’m trying to ask am I on the right track with creating what I want and learning not to oppose? Because I’m really opposed to this shopping center.
ELIAS: I am aware.
KC: I really am! So what do I do to stop opposing it?
ELIAS: I am aware. This in actuality is an example that may be quite helpful in presenting a situation in which there are other individuals that want one manifestation and you want another manifestation. You are aware that you incorporate options and that you can generate different choices, but as you have expressed, that is not the point.
For you have moved into a perception of either/or – there are two choices, either they win and create what they want, or you win and create what you want. There is no cooperation. It is a matter of compromise at this point. Perhaps you can compromise – in your perception – allowing them to create what they want partially, but compromising also with yourself, allowing you to partially create what you want.
This also moves you into automatic types of associations in different manners. One is that you are not creating all of your reality, but also another dangerous avenue, that if you are creating all of your reality, you should incorporate the ability to create whatever you want irregardless of any other individual within your reality.
KC: Yes. Shouldn’t I?
ELIAS: Interesting question! One element of that question would be to define precisely what you actually want, not merely in the black and white terms of trees versus shopping. (Turning to look at Lynda) No, we are not incorporating a shopping wave! (Group laughter)
But in this, you are moving into an expression that is quite commonly expressed by most individuals. You narrow your perception, you focus strongly upon the obvious imagery, but you are not necessarily incorporating a presence with yourself to understand all of what motivates you and what you are presenting to yourself, what information you are presenting to yourself in creating this, in generating this new insertion into your reality.
For once again, moving in the other direction, there is the automatic association that YOU are not inserting this into your reality. Other individuals are inserting this into your reality and encroaching upon your reality. But YOU have presented that in your reality and you have presented it for a reason, to offer yourself information, to offer yourself an avenue to be exploring different elements of yourself, to be exploring your abilities, your preferences – not merely the preferences that are the obvious surface preferences, but also to genuinely become more familiar with what YOU are actually doing.
You inserted that into your reality. Other individuals did not create an intrusiveness to you. Had you not created that and presented that to yourself, it would not be.
KC: Sometimes I almost believe it. (Group laughter, and Elias grins and nods) Because I know the words, and I’ve read the words over and over and over and over.
KC: I precisely and immaculately draw these things to me, and if I wasn’t, they wouldn’t be there. At least I just relax me, because I do believe I will not betray myself. I do believe that most of the time, even when I oppose these things that I think other people are doing to me! See, these real wants and their real value, besides the surface imagery of expressways, trees and shopping, is we are inserting the shift. My real, real, real strong desire is to get to know me, despite everything else.
PAT: That’s what you’re doing!
ELIAS: Precisely, and therefore you insert into your reality certain imageries that challenge you and that motivate you to be evaluating and examining. Remember, value is not always expressed in comfort.
ALICIA: I’m Alicia/Tisara. I have been, I think, opposing myself a LOT lately. I wasn’t at the New Orleans session but I read the transcript, and what became clear to me about myself is that I fear myself and I also irritate myself. I’m really struggling right now trying to pay attention to myself, but I’m not doing a very good job...
ELIAS: Stop! Acknowledge.
ALICIA: What I just did? I discounted myself. Well, I know that I do that, but I do it anyway!
I feel like in the last six months I have presented myself with really harsh imagery. Right now I’m really feeling financially destitute. I don’t like my job. My kids are constantly screaming and yelling and fighting with each other. I don’t feel like I’m moving in the direction that I want to be. I feel like I have all these lacks. The kicker is that I’ve been trying to have sessions with you since March and I think that I’m opposing them, which I don’t understand, and I get really angry with myself.
My question is, can you clarify or help me clarify what I’ve been doing these last few months that seem to me to be harsh and frustrating?
ELIAS: Yes. You are generating considerable opposition with yourself and with your environment and with most of what you create. In that opposition with yourself, you are not allowing yourself any expression of appreciation. You are merely continuing to reinforce a discounting of yourself, which moves in an extreme to the point in which you do not deserve to be engaging conversation with myself – within YOUR perception – for you are undeserving of much of anything in this time framework, for all that you do appears to fail.
Let me express to you, my friend, first of all I shall offer to you a simple exercise that I am instructing of you to be incorporating within a time framework of two of your weeks. In this, within each day you shall express in different moments three different elements of yourself that you appreciate.
ALICIA: (Softly) That’s tough. Here’s the opposing part, that I can feel myself resisting it...
ALICIA: ...and I don’t want to resist it!
ELIAS: I am aware. But do not attempt to oppose further in opposing the opposition! Acknowledge that this is what you are experiencing and allow yourself to note that. It is not a matter now of attempting to change that. It has become too familiar and too extreme. Therefore, engaging the exercise shall interrupt that automatic discounting of yourself that is continuously occurring. In interrupting that, it creates a different type of energy.
I may express to you, at the closing of one of your weeks you shall be noticing different, and you shall be experiencing different and expressing different. But continue the exercise regardless, for that reinforces your acknowledgment of yourself and generates it into much more of a familiarity.
In the moments that you notice yourself opposing, which is frequently, do not attempt to push away; merely acknowledge that that is what you are expressing. Attempting to eliminate or push away reinforces, and reinforces your discounting of yourself.
ALICIA: Let me give you an example, I think, of what you’re saying. Let’s say that I’m working at thinking of three things that I appreciate about myself in the day. I’ll say something to myself like I think I appreciate the fact that I was better organized. Then I’ll feel myself saying that’s so stupid! So what you’re saying is when I do that, don’t say that it’s stupid that you think that it’s stupid.
ELIAS: Yes, yes.
ALICIA: I’m just noticing that I said it’s stupid, so it’s out there but I’m doing this anyway.
ELIAS: Yes, and release, yes. For that also is a release of energy and allows you to move eventually more easily in that appreciation and acknowledge it and not automatically discount your own appreciation. Initially that may occur, but eventually you shall present to yourself enough expression of appreciation that you shall notice you are not automatically expressing to yourself “oh, that is stupid” or “that is not a good enough appreciation.”
It matters not what the appreciation is. It can be that you appreciate the shoes that you are wearing this moment. It can be that you appreciate the shape of your fingernails. It can be ANY expression of appreciation; it matters not. (Strongly) That automatically changes your energy. You may be opposing in the next moment, but in the moment that you are expressing that genuine appreciation, you cannot be opposing.
ALICIA: Even if I’m discounting it as I say that appreciation to myself? Even if I try to take it away in the next step, it’s still out there?
ELIAS: Correct. You have already expressed a different energy. Even if within the next moment you return and continue to express the familiar energy, it matters not. The point is that you have interrupted it momentarily and you are offering yourself the experience of interrupting it, and that becomes more familiar and it becomes more powerful as you continue to do it.
ALICIA: Are there reasons why in the last six months out of my 49 years I’ve been in such intense opposition with myself?
ELIAS: And what is your assessment?
ALICIA: There must be a reason...
ELIAS: What have you noticed?
ALICIA: What have I noticed in terms of what?
ELIAS: Of yourself.
ALICIA: I could tell you I don’t notice enough about myself, but that’s discounting!
ELIAS: What is changing? How are you assessing yourself to this point differently?
ALICIA: I’m not sure I am, but I must be. But that’s where I don’t notice. I’m not paying attention to something.
ELIAS: In actuality, in similarity to many, many, many individuals, you are not paying attention to many aspects. In this, there are underlying issues and beliefs that are being expressed somewhat subtly but in some overt manners also. [It is] merely a question of paying attention and recognizing what they are associated with.
In this point in your focus, one element concerns age. One element concerns age in relation to accomplishment – what has or has not been accomplished. One element in association with age concerns generating what YOU want rather than acquiescing to what other individuals want and generating a perception that that is nearly impossible, not wanting to participate in demands but perceiving that it is almost necessary, NOT SEEING YOUR FREEDOM, moving to a crossroad within your focus in your experience and standing upon that crossroad and being unsure of which way to move, somewhat knowing what you wish you could do but not acknowledging that you actually incorporate the strength and the power and the ability to do it and accomplish.
Concentrate upon this exercise first, and we shall be discussing. For this is significant that you allow yourself this exercise to interrupt that movement and initially offer yourself some expression of ease, some expression of acknowledgment to not be generating this intensity of agitation, which is difficult to penetrate.
ALICIA: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are welcome. One more question and we shall break.
GEORGE: I have a general question regarding this – I’m George, focus of Gregor – that if we do this exercise that you just suggested, that in general if you’re doing things they become more familiar. As they become more familiar, they become more powerful, actually.
GEORGE: So this would be useful for anyone...
GEORGE: ...to engage in to develop a more powerful sense of appreciation.
ELIAS: Yes. I may express to you, appreciation generates one of the MOST POWERFUL expressions of energy that you can generate. It may be rivaled merely by an intensity of fear, an extreme of fear. But as many of you may be aware within your experiences, fear can be a POWERFUL expression of energy and it can create powerful expressions and destructive expressions, and can be expressed to such an extreme that you can even generate a physical manifestation of it. You can configure energy of fear into an actual physical being. That is how powerful that energy expression is. But appreciation is more powerful than fear.
GEORGE: Appreciation is, you might say, the antidote to fear. So if we deliberately chose to appreciate ourselves every day, at least three times a day, that will become much more powerful in our experience.
GEORGE: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome. We shall incorporate a break, and I shall return and you may reincorporate your questions.
BREAK, 2:51 PM
PAUL: Welcome back.
KAREN: Elias, my name is Karen. I have a question about when I’m experiencing opposition with another person. To incorporate ease, should I put the focus on myself and appreciate myself in those moments and the magnificence of my being, or should I focus on the other person and appreciate some aspect of that person that would allow me to break the connection of opposition?
KAREN: Could you please explain?
ELIAS: Yes. If you are generating some element of conflict or opposition with another individual, first incorporate a moment – and in actuality it merely requires a moment – in which you momentarily disappear the other individual. They are no longer standing before you. Whether you are viewing them physically standing before you or not, in a moment pretend that individual no longer exists. Therefore, it is now a question of what is triggering and motivating the opposition or defense or whatever you are experiencing within you. It is not being projected by the other individual; they are not causing what is occurring. Some element within you is being triggered and threatened and therefore is generating an automatic response of threat.
If you cannot evaluate in that moment what is motivating that opposition within yourself – what is your fear, what are you defending, what are you being threatened by – do not dwell and continue to attempt to evaluate, but merely acknowledge and accept: this is what I am experiencing; now move my attention to some element of appreciation of myself in this moment, regardless of what it is.
Once you have generated some expression of appreciation with yourself in that moment, reappear the other individual. Focus upon the other individual visually, not entirely, with your attention. Allow a balance in which you continue to be aware of yourself but you are also including an awareness of the other individual. The exclusion of attention in either direction is an extreme, and this is not a balance and to be avoided.
But once refocusing upon the other individual, generate some element of appreciation of the other individual also, regardless of what it is. That instantly changes your energy. If the interaction or the opposition or the conflict is to a degree of uncomfortableness and appears to you that it is more exceedingly challenging to reconfigure that energy, allow yourself to actually express that appreciation to the other individual. That interrupts the conflict, for the subject is altered. It interrupts the other individual’s concentration in the conflict, it interrupts your concentration of the conflict, and it projects a very different energy, which the other individual shall immediately respond to.
KAREN: That appreciation can be similar to the appreciations you listed for the appreciation exercise, even something like “I like your shirt”?
KAREN: It doesn’t have to be grand.
PAT: But... Not “but” – I don’t mean to say “but” – but little kids do that all the time! We often say to them don’t change the subject, like they’re trying to distract us from what the subject is. Right?
PAT: So they just naturally do that...
PAT: ...and we try to stop them from naturally doing that.
ELIAS: Yes. But that also is a significant example, for small ones may be an example to you of this type of action of being present with themselves and allowing themselves to express themselves in the moment without actually generating a genuine opposition.
A small one in one moment may dislike an action that another small one generates, and may respond and express to the other small one, “I do not like you,” and they may remove themselves from the interaction but quite quickly shall re-establish the interaction with no anger and with no opposition.
Even in the expression that the small one generates in expressing to another “I do not like you,” they are not actually opposing the other small one. They are merely expressing themselves in their preference, but it does not incorporate any additional energy of expecting the other small one to change or to express differently. It also does not include an energy of harboring resentment or pushing with the other small one. It is merely a projection of energy in what they are experiencing in their preferences or their lack of preferences in the moment and allowing themselves the freedom to express that openly and to move beyond. In that, they may initially experience some element of threat, but they also are expressing in their freedom in the moment. Therefore, they are not holding to energy, and the other small ones understand this also.
They do not think; they do not incorporate analyzation or evaluation or thought processes in relation to what they are responding to. They merely allow themselves the freedom to respond in the moment without opposition.
TERRI: Is that an example of having an opinion and not having to like it but cooperating and accepting?
TERRI: So how do the grown-ups do that? (Group laughter) I’m not having a lot of luck with that.
ELIAS: In a similar manner, in allowing yourselves your own freedom to express yourselves, not opposing other individuals but not acquiescing, either, not compromising. 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.
You may in a moment, as we discussed previously, encounter another individual that you genuinely dislike. You may choose not to be interactive with that individual, for that individual expresses contrary to your preferences and to your guidelines. But it is a fine line to not be opposing, also. That is an automatic response – if I do not like you, I shall oppose you; I shall oppose what you do, what you say, how you behave, and within myself all that you do shall be deemed wrong and not acceptable, for I do not like you.
TERRI: So you can not like them and still accept them?
TERRI: How do you do that?
ELIAS: By recognizing within yourself that your beliefs, your truths, are YOUR guidelines. They are not necessarily applicable to other individuals, and that does not mean they are wrong. Other individuals may generate very different behaviors from yourself, but that is not to say that you are right and they are wrong. You are right in your guidelines for they match your preferences, but they may not match another individual’s preferences. Within the other individual, their preferences, their truths and their beliefs are equally as real as yours. Their reality is equally as real as yours. Whether you understand objectively or not, it matters not.
Understanding is also NOT a prerequisite to cooperation or acceptance. You automatically express to yourselves, “If I can understand another individual or understand their choices or understand their behavior, I shall generate more of an ease in accepting that.” You may generate experiences in which you will not understand another individual’s experiences or choices or behaviors, for they are not within your experiences. And in not experiencing, regardless of who you are, you do not generate an actual understanding and reality without experience.
Experience is what generates reality. If you have not generated an experience, it is concept. It is not that you may not incorporate some understanding of some expressions – you may, intellectually – but it is not reality if you have not offered yourself the actual experience. It is concept, and that is different. In this, as real as all of your experiences are to you and as right as your right experiences are to you, another individual may express very differently, and their experience and their right is equally as right to them.
Therefore if you are aware of your own truths, of your own beliefs, of your own guidelines, recognizing that they are your truths but they are not true, therefore they are merely your truths – regardless of how many other individuals share similarities in your truths.
Generally speaking, all individuals generally draw most other individuals in similarity to themselves in association with their truths. Generally speaking, you shall not incorporate a group of individuals in which half of the individuals are crusading for peace and for nonviolence and are harmoniously interacting with the other half who are crusading for terrorism. (1) You shall draw to yourself individuals or an environment that is similar to you and your truths.
Let me express to you, if you witnessed another individual being what you perceive to be unkind in association with race, if you witnessed another individual expressing harshly and what you assess as hatefully to another individual in that type of scenario, I may suggest to you that you could incorporate interaction and conversation with fifty or more other individuals that you could relay and share that experience with and they would all agree with your assessment of it.
Conversely, another individual may view you as weak and not protective of your environment or your family and not perceiving the threat that is quite real in their reality. They may express to fifty or more other individuals in opposition to you and your position, and all of those individuals would agree with them also, for that is what you draw to yourself. That does not mean you are right. It merely means that you draw similarity to yourself to reinforce your own rightness – but it is not true.
In recognizing your own beliefs and the lack of truth to them, you recognize that they are not wrong, they are not bad, and that they are efficient for you but they are not necessarily applicable to other individuals. It is not a matter of altering other individuals. It is a matter of you engaging your creativity to discover a manner in which you can generate a cooperation with other individuals in which you are not compromising you but you are also not discounting or opposing the other individual. Let me express to you, if you are not projecting an opposing energy to another individual, whether you dislike them or disagree with them, the other individual shall not project an opposing energy to you either, which neutralizes the conflict.
Also, being present with yourself is recognizing what you are actually generating in your actual reality and recognizing that what other individuals are generating in their reality may not necessarily actually be affecting of you. You may be aware, but it may not actually be altering your reality at all. Another individual may generate a behavior that you do not like, but are they generating that behavior with you individually or are you aware that they engage a particular behavior but you are not actually involved?
That is another element of being aware of you and what YOU are creating, that you are not the individual that is expressing this perceived hatefulness. You may not like that expression, but acknowledge to yourself that you are not engaging it, either. Therefore, what is the threat to you? For you are not generating the action. It is a matter of acknowledging what YOU are doing, not discounting what the other individual is doing.
JIM: Would you also say that whatever you are disliking in this person is probably something that you see that you dislike about yourself?
ELIAS: At times; not entirely.
JIM: In other words, if there’s a fundamental Christian and a fundamental Muslim, on the surface it seems that they have these two different perspectives that you are talking about. But on a base core level, they both have intolerance and narrow-mindedness in their belief systems. Is this narrow-mindedness that you see in this person what you actually don’t like about yourself?
ELIAS: At times, but not necessarily. I would also express contrary in that assessment of those two groups. I may express to you that in actuality that population or those cultures that incorporate that religious affiliation of Islam are much more tolerant and...
JIM: I’m talking about fundamentalist beliefs, not the general religion.
ELIAS: And so am I. Your perception of other individuals and other cultures is YOUR perception and is influenced by the mass beliefs within YOUR culture, but it may not necessarily be true.
JIM: It’s personal relationships, actually.
ELIAS: But that may also be what you have drawn to yourself to reinforce your beliefs, which you all do. You draw to yourself experiences and situations and interactions that reinforce your beliefs. This is the significance of identifying what your beliefs are, which influences you are choosing in those beliefs and how that influences your perception, and how that influences opposition and not acceptance and not cooperation.
Generating generalities of peoples, creating generalities of cultures – other cultures also generate similar actions. This is not the only culture that generates in that type of a perception en masse. But this is an element of opposition in which you hold to your absolutes so strongly you do not allow for the acceptance of difference. It automatically is associated as wrong or bad.
In this, in generating an acceptance and a cooperation, you may not necessarily like another expression and you may not agree with it, but you also acknowledge that it is not necessarily wrong or bad, that you may not choose but you are not choosing. Therefore, it matters not that the other individual is choosing a particular expression or behavior, for YOU are not engaging it, and therefore you are holding to your preferences and your guidelines but not generating an automatic association that other individuals must hold to those guidelines also. That is the movement into acceptance.
And let me express a clarification in relation to acceptance, also. Acceptance is not the elimination of judgment. It is a recognition that your judgment is associated with your own guidelines. You are not eliminating duplicity; it is a belief system also and it is not being eliminated. Therefore, you continue to incorporate preferences and opinions. In those preferences and opinions, you do generate assessments of good and bad and right and wrong for yourself, not generally, in association with what you choose – not in an absolute of this is absolutely right, this is absolutely wrong, this is absolutely good, this is absolutely bad. (2)
There are many, many, many expressions and behaviors that individuals incorporate within your reality, within your world, that many of you would automatically express this is absolutely wrong and there is no exception of how this should ever occur: torture, mutilation of a child. I may express that there is no individual in this room that would be acceptable of that type of behavior. It is not to say that it is wrong. It is an experience and it is a choice.
RONDA: My name is Ronda. Hi, Elias. I would like to ask you about the number thirteen. It’s been coming up for me and maybe other people as well.
ELIAS: And what is your impression, or what are you noticing?
RONDA: At this point, nothing.
ELIAS: (Chuckles) It is somewhat significant, for it is a number that generates an automatic association of opposition. It is an automatic skepticism or generates an automatic hesitation en masse. Therefore, it is a symbol of an opposing energy.
But as you may be aware, you can choose a different influence and it may incorporate quite a different symbol for you as an individual. It may generate an entirely different association and not that automatic mass expression. But that would be the reason that you have presented that in this present now. Ha ha ha!
MARIE: I have a couple of questions, one off the subject. The vehicle that you are using, does this affect her somewhat physically? Does it weaken her or strengthen her?
ELIAS: There is a physical affectingness, yes, which I have offered explanation previously. For this is an energy exchange, and therefore the energy that is being expressed through this individual’s physical body consciousness automatically generates somewhat of a repelling, in similar manner to recognizing a foreign energy in your physical transplants.
The body consciousness is aware and knows the energy that is associated with it. It knows the objective and the subjective awarenesses that are expressing with it and that have created it. Therefore, the infusion of a different energy is recognized and is not entirely accepted.
MARIE: Then the other question, going back to confrontation. The purpose in life, being in this dimension, in my beliefs is that it’s a learning situation. Sometimes in a learning situation there has to be some kind of conflict and difficulty in learning. If everyone was to then take that and allow things to happen, sometimes things you might not be aware of happen, things that might lead to a different path. How do you make the decision which path to go to for the purpose of learning and developing and the reason why we are here in this dimension?
ELIAS: First of all, the reason that you have chosen to be manifest in this physical reality in this physical dimension is to experience in conjunction with the blueprint of this physical reality.
Now; as to the expression of learning, I am understanding your association and what you are expressing. For the purpose of clarity, I shall incorporate different terminology, for the terminology of “learning” implies that you are less than or that you know less than and that you are acquiring knowledge, and you are not. You are becoming AWARE of information, which generates knowledge, but it is information that you already possess. You are merely opening an awareness to what you already know.
You are also generating an expansion that is generating the experience of unfamiliar and what you do not know – which is the nature of consciousness, the continuous action of exploring and expanding and generating new and unknown and unfamiliar experience which is what expands consciousness, which is what you are. Therefore, you are also expanding. But I am understanding the context in which you are expressing this term of “learning.”
In association with negative experiences, it is not actually necessary to generate negative experiences to offer yourself information to expand. But in this physical reality it IS somewhat of a fascination. (Group laughter) It DOES move your attention quite efficiently. This is the reason that it has become a fascination, for this is an efficient method to move your attention in different directions and to spur you to question. You can generate that same action and not incorporate conflict or discomfort or what you term to be negative experiences, but they are not as much of a fascination to you.
Let me also express to you, these types of experiences are an element of the blueprint of this reality. They are not a natural expression of essence or of consciousness. They are an expression of physical realities, of objective awarenesses, which generate different types of explorations – which is also one of the reasons that you incorporate a fascination with complicating and with generating what you associate as negative experiences.
What you DO incorporate as a natural action, which translates many times into a choice of a negative experience, is that you create a matching of intensity of whatever you are addressing to or whatever you are exploring. Whatever you are presenting to yourself that you are expanding your awareness with, whatever the intensity of that is, you shall generate a matching of that intensity in experience to emphasize to yourself its value and its significance, whether it be comfortable or uncomfortable. There is tremendous value in discomfort as well as comfort.
PAUL: Along the lines of preference and opposition, let’s say you’re in your house and some stranger comes up and starts chopping down your house. You could say, “This is my preference that this doesn’t occur,” and you could try to focus on not passing judgment on the other individual who’s chopping down your house. You find something you like about the other individual (group laughter), but in the meantime he’s chopping down your house more and more. How do you best address the situation?
ELIAS: Allow yourself to recognize, first of all, that you have drawn that into your reality. You are not a victim. Therefore, you are creating that action.
Now; what is motivating you to create that action? For it is not a preference of yours to generate another individual to be chopping your house down.
Now; the challenge is to generate an interaction with the other individual and share – not demand, not command, not oppose, not expect – but to share information and experience with the other individual and allow yourself an openness to receive their sharing also in the scenario. Once you have allowed to receive and you have also allowed to share your expression, allow yourself a calm in which you can be open to your communication of imagination and discover your cooperation. You shall discover your cooperation.
For in allowing yourself to share and allowing yourself an openness to receive from the other individual, you shall more clearly assess what you have created, what you have drawn to yourself and what you have inserted into your reality to challenge you. In that assessment of what you have presented to yourself – (looking at KC) such as the shopping stores, also – which initially appears as an intrusion, in actuality you have drawn that into your reality; therefore, you have created it. You have initiated it.
The puzzle is to discover what you have created, what you have challenged yourself with. The manner in which you may more easily discover that is to allow yourself to share, not oppose...
PAUL: And not compromise.
ELIAS: ...not compromise, but also not generate expectations, not to expect outcome – not to concentrate upon outcome, which is also an automatic response, but to generate a genuine sharing in the moment and a genuine allowance of receiving in the moment also. That offers you information which may also be applicable to the interactions and conflict with another individual.
PAUL: Is there anything you’re not aware of, besides the prediction of the future?
ELIAS: Quite! (Group laughter) There is always expansion. Consciousness is continuously expanding and exploring. Therefore, there is no end to what may be discovered. Therefore, how can you know everything?
MICHAEL: When we observe people having conflict, regardless of how violent it is or what our concept of it is, one thing we know is that whoever it is as a group are all in agreement with what they’re doing. Regardless of how they got drawn into it, like some would feel obligated, it’s all something that they are involved in.
ELIAS: It may not be agreement, but it is a choice.
MICHAEL: You said it’s a choice?
MICHAEL: But isn’t a choice an agreement? Not between them but between...
ELIAS: Not necessarily. The individuals may not necessarily generate an agreement, but they are choosing in conjunction with each other.
MICHAEL: So therefore it’s their choice, regardless.
CATHY: If somebody’s chopping down your house and you decide that they must be suicidal, then the reason they came to chop down your particular house was you happen to be the one that would have a gun and would blow them away.
ELIAS: That is a possibility.
CATHY: Then that’s a choice on both of your parts to be in that scenario. He’s choosing to get himself killed, and you’re choosing to help him along.
ELIAS: Yes. YOU DO NOT ENCOUNTER ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL WITHIN YOUR PLANET, WITHIN YOUR REALITY, THAT YOU HAVE NOT SPECIFICALLY DRAWN TO YOURSELF. It is not random; it is not accidental. In any moment, you have specifically drawn that one individual into your reality for they shall be the perfect individual that shall reflect to you in that moment.
SUSAN: So when I hit a squirrel with my car a few weeks ago, that squirrel chose it and I chose it too?
SUSAN: That’s what I was afraid of! (Elias laughs)
ALICIA: In a situation where you’re interacting with a boss in your job and he’s very discounting, you’ve chosen that person. But you’re also saying that they have chosen to discount you or to...?
ELIAS: You have chosen that individual to reflect what you are expressing in energy.
ALICIA: And what have they chosen?
ELIAS: It matters not.
GEORGE: In each one of those situations is an opportunity to understand what it is that you’re manifesting to yourself...
GEORGE: ...in every situation. In particular, conflictual situations are wonderful opportunities to understand ourselves.
ELIAS: Correct, although they may not feel that way.
GEORGE: No, of course not! No, they may not LIKE it...
GEORGE: ...but nevertheless it is an opportunity to understand ourselves better...
ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.
GEORGE: ...and that’s I think what you’re saying.
ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.
MARIE: When you speak of blueprints, could you elaborate on this blueprint so that I can understand it a little bit more?
ELIAS: Each reality incorporates a blueprint. This reality incorporates a blueprint.
MARIE: Is there a mass blueprint for all of us?
ELIAS: This is the blueprint of the reality itself. If you choose to be manifest within this particular reality, you have chosen to be participating in association with the blueprint of this reality.
There are different elements of the blueprint of this reality. This is a physical reality; it is also a reality that incorporates duality, which is different from duplicity. In this, you generate a duality of your reality, which creates what you perceive to be opposites and complements. In actuality, there are no opposites; there are all complements. You generate doubles of all of your reality, male and female, and so on.
You also incorporate a double basis within this particular reality, that is of emotion and sexuality. Emotion and sexuality are not sexual activity or feelings. Emotion is that of communication in any and all forms. Sexuality is the manifestation of all physical matter within your reality in whatever form, in whatever expression. The physicality of your reality is that which is expressed as sexuality, for it is classified in what you term to be a sexual expression, incorporating two genders – another element of the duality.
Those two genders are associated with all of your reality, regardless of what it is. There is an association with energy, with electricity, with the magnetic fields, with different expressions within your physical body, with energy of intellectual or intuitional. All of your reality is associated with this element of sexuality as part of its duality, the other element being that of emotion, which is communication.
Both of these elements are objective expressions. You must incorporate an objective awareness in a physical reality, for the objective awareness is what creates perception, and perception is what creates actual physical reality. This is the blueprint of THIS reality which you all participate in.
MARIE: So we choose this blueprint. We go to whatever table and choose...
ELIAS: No, you choose this reality, which incorporates this blueprint. You may or may not choose to be manifest within this particular reality.
There are countless physical realities. One essence may be choosing to participate in other physical realities and not choose to be participating in this reality; there is no requirement. It is a choice, a choice to be exploring in a particular manner.
MARIE: Why would you pick this blueprint? Why go through the struggle of this blueprint?
ELIAS: For the experience. That is the point of all of consciousness – the experience. That is what expands all of consciousness. That is what generates reality, is experience.
ANNE: But reality is not real, is it?
ELIAS: Oh, it is QUITE real!
ANNE: It is, but it is extremely... I can’t describe it. It’s somewhat transparent. It’s something very, very flexible. Maybe perception is very flexible...
ANNE: ...which changes all of reality.
ANNE: So it is just perception?
ELIAS: Yes, that is quite flexible. But reality is quite real, and whatever you create within your perception is quite real. It may not be true, but it is real.
ANNE: But it is you.
ANNE: So even me interacting with you or this row of people or whatever, that’s somehow me?
ELIAS: Yes. There are actual other expressions of energy in this room with you participating, but what you visually see in this room is a projection that you have created. Every other individual within this room you have created a projection of in translation of the energy that they are projecting. Therefore, there are many, many, many, many, many, many individuals occupying this room in this present moment! (Chuckles)
GINA: Elias, can you talk about aggression when it’s not opposing, like when it’s an efficient means of expression?
ELIAS: Offer an example.
GINA: I don’t usually have an aggressive personality. A situation at work happened where there was someone who was working there who was stealing from individuals there. It wasn’t affecting me that much as she wasn’t (inaudible). It was going on for a very long time and a lot of people knew about it. Higher-ups knew about it but it wasn’t really affecting them, so they didn’t deal with it.
But then it affected me, and I dealt with it very aggressively, very removed but without judgment. (Inaudible) It was an aggressive way to handle it (inaudible). (Inaudible). But in the meantime, for a year she’s been making up to me, so it was effective when I handled it aggressively. Another example would be when there’s a big pink elephant in the room but no one says it. I’m the one saying, “There’s a big pink elephant in the room!” And people see that as aggressive, bad, in a lot of ways.
ELIAS: It is not necessarily aggressive. It is an expression of allowing yourself to express yourself. Many individuals are unfamiliar with that action, for they incorporate strong associations with beliefs in regard to appropriate and inappropriate expression or behaviors, what is nice and what is not nice, and also what is arrogant and what is not arrogant. This would be associated with what we discussed in relation to the small ones. But as adults, you more strongly associate with what is appropriate behavior and what is not appropriate behavior, and one of the not-appropriate behaviors is to express yourself freely.
GINA: I have a little problem doing that a lot of the time, I do. I have my issues with that. But when I feel a great deal of hurt back (inaudible). I’ve gotten to this point where I know that’s not mine, I don’t own it. Am I almost feeling hurt from her or her denial in expressing herself? Is that possible to absorb someone else’s energy? It makes me sad (inaudible).
ELIAS: Let me express to you, my friend, this is a very common expression that individuals incorporate in relation to energy in this time framework, attempting to assess the difference between their own energy and other individuals’ energies, and generating this metaphysical expression that another individual’s energy is not theirs and they do not own it.
There is no ownership involved. It is not a matter of that, for that suggests also that you incorporate the ability to push away – which you do – but that you also are not creating it, that you are co-creating your reality. Another individual is generating some expression with their energy that YOU are not creating and YOU have not drawn to yourself; therefore, they are co-creating with you in your reality, and you may somehow shut that out by not owning their energy.
Let me express to you, you are continuously, all of you, interacting with countless other energies that are not your energy. But you assimilate them; you draw them to yourselves and you translate them and you create with them. You create your own reality with them, but you have drawn that to yourself. If you are generating a type of opposing energy from other individuals subsequent to one of these encounters or scenarios that you have shared with other individuals, there is an element being reflected to you.
I offered an analogy previously with another group of individuals in which I expressed the visual that the individuals were a pool. (3) Each individual is a pool and each individual incorporates many, many fish in their pool. These are all different elements of their energy. At times your intention may be in one direction and most of your fishes may be swimming in that direction in interaction with another individual. But in association with other underlying expressions within you, an irritated or an opposing fish may also slip into that stream that you may not necessarily be objectively aware of, for it is not your intention. But the other individual shall receive that fish and shall reflect it to you – which is the wonderment of your reality, for you always incorporate a reflection of what you are projecting, that you may know what you are projecting and you may evaluate.
Your intention may not be to be judgmental of another individual in expressing yourself and generating some type of a confrontation, but you may also be evaluating HOW you generate that interaction or some elements of what is motivating it. There may be some underlying elements of your motivation that is somewhat opposing.
ELIAS: Correct. But it is significant to pay attention to the response that you generate from other individuals, for they are reflecting some element within you.
Now; also be aware of your response to that reflection, for that is an indicator to you. If you are not responding in feeling uncomfortable, you may be reflecting in a manner merely to objectively recognize in yourself that you are acknowledging of yourself.
You may be presenting to yourself some element that initially may surfacely appear to be a reflection of opposition or discounting or not approving, but it is dependent upon your response to that reflection what you are actually presenting to yourself. You may merely be presenting to yourself an evidence that you are expressing yourself, and you shall not respond in defense. You shall acknowledge yourself, and that is a validation. Or you may be experimenting with how you may be generating automatic responses or whether you are generating automatic responses.
Therefore, the reflection is not always one in which you are reflecting some expression that you are doing. THAT shall be identified to you in how you respond to that reflection, what that generates within you.
PAT: To continue with what Gina was saying – I’m Pat, by the way – let’s say I have an interaction with my husband. He says something to me or does something, and all of a sudden I might not fight with him about it, I might not come to him in a response where I’m aggressive or say angry words, but I begin to cry. I acknowledge within myself, I turn that to myself and question what is it within me? What is being touched within me? What is being reflected? What am I showing myself about me? Because I’ll feel that sadness. You were saying that you don’t own it. For me, I recognize that it is me. I am telling myself something about me. Lots of times it is the recognition that I’m holding duplicity.
ELIAS: Duplicity is a belief system. You are not eliminating duplicity.
PAT: Right, exactly. But when I feel sadness about that, it’s my struggle with trying to eliminate it.
PAT: Yeah! Hooray! Woo-hoo! I got that! (Elias laughs) But I don’t always get it, because in the next moment I won’t get it, right?
ELIAS: But this is the continuous exploration. You are not incorporating a race. There is no finish line! It is a continuous exploration, and acceptance is expressed in the moment.
ALICIA: I have a question, and I don’t know if it has to do with opposition; I think it might. You oftentimes talk about paying attention and that these experiences that you draw to yourself are a chance to notice and understand what you’re creating. There are plenty of times when I say that to myself, and I sit down and go, “Hmm, hmm,” and I really feel like I’m stuck and I can’t find the answers. Is that a sign of my opposing myself?
ELIAS: Partially, but also confusing yourself, not genuinely listening. What you are doing is you are trying to analyze. You are attempting to evaluate but you are not actually listening. Therefore, you are not actually offering yourself any information.
ALICIA: What can I do to not do that?
ELIAS: Pay attention to your emotional communications. Emotional communications are always accompanied by a signal. That is the feeling, what you feel; that is the signal. Identify what the signal is, what are you feeling – define it.
Once you have defined the signal, allow yourself to turn your attention to you and evaluate. What is the communication? What are you doing that is generating this signal? What are you expressing within yourself that is communicating an identification to you of what you are actually doing? What belief is influencing you in what you are doing in that moment?
ALICIA: What happens a lot of times when I do that is I’ll be able to say what my emotion is, and then I see that what I’m doing is a thought. It doesn’t feel like I’m actually doing something. For example, if I have fear, I can identify the fear. Then I say okay, what I’m doing is I’m having doubt thoughts about x, y and z. But is that...?
ELIAS: That is also doing. You are translating through thought what you are doing.
Thought is a translation mechanism. It translates information that is presented to it. Therefore, it is not always accurate or complete, but it does translate some of what you are doing. It is dependent upon your attention and whether you are paying attention to what you are communicating to yourself. If you are, your thought process shall accurately translate what you are doing. It is not necessary to incorporate thought to translate what you are doing, but many individuals do incorporate this as their primary translation mechanism.
In this, merely remember that you may be partially translating and not entirely accurately translating, and in such situations the presentment of that emotional communication shall reoccur. It shall continue to reoccur to the point in which you actually evaluate what the message is, what the entirety or the accurate message is. It shall continue to reoccur and it may reoccur in greater intensity to the point that you eventually recognize what you are communicating to yourself.
SCOTT: Is it correct to say that when dealing with self-acceptance that since you are creating your own reality, it’s important to accept all the events within your life since you’re creating it or drawing it to yourself for a purpose?
ELIAS: Yes, ultimately; although initially that may be somewhat challenging. Therefore initially, until you generate more experience with actually accepting, it is helpful to acknowledge your experiences. You may not necessarily be in the direction yet of accepting. And remember, accepting is not necessarily liking, but accepting.
In this, you are practicing initially with acknowledging your experiences and what you are expressing, whether you like it or not, and not pushing, not attempting to eliminate, not attempting to rid yourself or divorce yourself from your experience, but merely acknowledging yourself – and also not discounting yourself and expressing to yourself, “Why did I incorporate THAT? THAT was stupid! THAT was awful! THAT was unnecessary.” This is merely discounting yourself and reinforces what you do not want.
Whereas, if you are acknowledging your experiences and your actions, you are not discounting yourself and you generate a different energy, which moves you more into the direction of acceptance. It is an efficient practice to move you into acceptance.
MARIE: So rather than saying why did I do that to myself, you say, “I do this to myself,” and let it go at that?
ELIAS: And perhaps you shall choose differently in another experience that may be similar. But if you are opposing what you have created and you are attempting to eliminate it, you perpetuate it, and therefore there is a strong potential and likelihood that you shall create it again.
SCOTT: So it’s a communication to yourself?
ELIAS: Yes, for you are reinforcing to yourself. YOU CREATE WHAT YOU CONCENTRATE UPON, AND CONCENTRATION IS NOT THOUGHT. If you are concentrating your energy upon what you do not want, that is what you shall create. If you are concentrating upon lack, you shall create it. If you are concentrating upon conflict, you shall create it. You DO create what you concentrate upon.
PAT: So if you’re concentrating on lack, that’s what you’re creating. Abundance is actually there.
PAT: It is in existence, but you can’t see it...
PAT: ...because the only thing you’re allowing yourself to see is the lack.
VICTORIA: Shift your perspective.
PAT: You need a perceptual shift.
VICTORIA: Focus on the abundance that is there. Elias, I have a question.
VICTORIA: It’s a bit on a different tangent. I have a burning question I want to ask. Is there a tribe or a people on this planet who have made more movement in the shift, who are living more of the shift, who are more living in that awareness that we are all wishing to achieve, to come to? Do you understand my question?
ELIAS: I am understanding of your question. I have expressed response to this question previously, and I shall reiterate in this now – yes. (4)
VICTORIA: Where do these people live? Where on the planet?
ELIAS: Would be in an area of your continent of southern America, in a very what you would term remote area – but yes.
GEORGE: Mountainous area?
ELIAS: No guessing! (Group laughter)
GEORGE: I was trying to guess, but I remember seeing a documentary. I think it was done by the BBC.
ELIAS: You would not be recognizing these individuals, for they are quite exclusive. But they are present.
VICTORIA: When you say exclusive, do you mean isolated?
ELIAS: Not isolated, for they are generating less of a separation.
VICTORIA: Isolated as far as living in a remote region where we don’t have access to them.
ELIAS: Somewhat, yes, by choice.
VICTORIA: It’s like a little mystery game we’re playing. You’re not going to tell us!
ELIAS: But that would be in an expression of non-intrusiveness.
GEORGE: To go along with that question, are there any indigenous groups in Australia that have achieved a similar status?
ELIAS: It is a matter of openness and degrees. I may express to you that groups or individuals express that openness in different manners associated with their choice of different cultures or groups or expressions.
This one particular group does experience an awareness of the shift, shifted. But there are other groups of individuals that do incorporate a wide awareness, and in that allow themselves a greater expression of their natural abilities. They generate less hindrance or obstacles in what they create. You may view them as more primitive, but they generate an allowance of their natural abilities to be creating their reality in what they value as successful.
But also remember, you each choose different cultures in association with what you want to experience and what you resonate with and what your exploration in this focus shall be. Therefore, your widening of awareness and your shifting may not necessarily be less; it may merely be focused in different directions with different values and different value fulfillments.
ANNE: So each culture does have its own value fulfillment or set of values that it expresses?
ELIAS: As a collective, yes.
ANNE: That’s why you sense all the different energies when you go to different countries?
ANNE: In England, at the moment, there is this stiff upper lip thing with pride going on, but it’s always been there in a way. Are they genuinely actually affected emotionally by the event that happened last week? (5)
ELIAS: Yes, but their perception of what they create in their reality and what they value is being expressed also, that energy of rigidity and resilience. Generating that type of expression is their manner of being supportive, generating a supportive energy with each other and not focusing their attention upon what they view to be tragedy.
MICHAEL: Going back to the advanced people, do all of them live separate or do some of them live amongst us?
ELIAS: Of this tribe?
MICHAEL: Not of that particular tribe, but people of that same, or reasonably same, level of consciousness. Do some of those people live amongst us, or do all of them just live in tribes, not that particular tribe or any tribe, but in that type of advancement?
ELIAS: There are some individuals that allow a greater incorporation of an awareness of their abilities, and yes, they are generated amongst you all throughout your world. They generally do not present themselves in a manner in which they would be generating notoriety, for they are focusing upon themselves and their ability and their exploration and experimentation with their abilities.
But you are all, as I have expressed, generating similarly. You are ALL shifting. You are all becoming more aware of your abilities and widening your awareness in relation to familiarity with yourselves. You are merely generating that in your individual manners, which satisfies your individual value fulfillment. You are shifting equally to any other individual, my dear friend.
I shall incorporate one more question. Yes?
SCOTT: I have a quick question – if you could provide me my essence name, and whether that blue balloon was something you provided for the session? (6)
ELIAS: Ah, you have noticed! (Chuckles) Essence name, Cedric (SEH drik).
ELIAS: Yes, R-I-C.
GEORGE: One more, please. I believed that my orientation was common, but I’ve had people tell me they believe I’m soft. I’m curious.
ELIAS: Correct, soft.
GEORGE: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are welcome. I express great affection and TREMENDOUS appreciation of all of you! I express to you a tremendous energy of cooperation and supportiveness in great encouragement to you each, and acknowledgment of all of your movements. Regardless of whether you are acknowledging yourselves or not, or whether you are discounting yourselves, my acknowledgment is extended to you each in movement well accomplished! I shall be anticipating our next meeting. In great lovingness to you each as my dear friends, au revoir.
GROUP: Au revoir.
Elias departs at 5:10 PM.
(1) Originally expressed as “Generally speaking, you shall not incorporate a group of individuals in which half of the individuals are crusading for peace and for nonviolence and the other half are harmoniously interacting but are crusading for terrorism.”
(2) Originally expressed as “In those preferences and opinions, you do generate assessments of good and bad and right and wrong – but not generally – for yourself in association with what you choose; not an absolute, this is absolutely right, this is absolutely wrong, this is absolutely good, this is absolutely bad.”
(5) Anne is referring to the terrorist bombings in London on July 07, 2005.
(6) A note of explanation about the blue balloon, from Lynda Symans: “I went by myself to the room the hotel gave us for the group session, to check it out when I first got the key. Everything was in order and then I went back to my room, which adjoined Mary’s room, and told her it was all set. Then Mary went with me to check it out and we were looking around and noticed a blue balloon up in the corner of the closet area, which I had not noticed when I went in there by myself. We laughed and I took it down and put it up in a corner behind Mary. It was pretty funny and clearly a sign from the Great Blue Beyond!”
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