Friday, July 29, 2005
ďComplements and BalanceĒ
Participants: Mary (Michael), Jen (Margarite) and Anonymous.
(Eliasí arrival time is 16 seconds.)
ELIAS: Good afternoon!
JEN: (Laughs) Hi!
ELIAS: (Chuckles) And what shall we discuss?
JEN: Weíve got questions!
ELIAS: Very well.
JEN: A couple of weekends ago, I was running in New York at my parentsí house, and I had this very heightened sense of perception. I know youíre aware of this. I was thinking about this ceremony thing that Iím going to do this afternoon Ė which is not the question Ė and wondered whatís the worst thing that can happen. What I was thinking about was I would be emanating light, which isnít such a bad thing. I was noticing nature, and I was really feeling connected with nature and the run.
Then I saw this car, and it was like black versus white Ė the beauty of the woods and being connected within myself and loving it and being high on that, and then this kind of evil car that came by. A little further on the run, the car stopped and turned around and the guy was hanging out. All of a sudden, I went from blissed-out to freaked-out and to hiding in the woods from enjoying the woods.
It was an extremely intense experience, because it was so right in front of me, you know? I was just curious as to what I was presenting to myself. It seemed like it was the black versus white; it was the heightened perception. I was aware that this car may not be so cool, and then boom, it was right there.
ELIAS: And what is your impression as to what you presented to yourself?
JEN: My impression is that my perception creates my reality.
ELIAS: Correct, and extremes and how intense extremes can be, which offers you an experience to heighten your sense of value of balance. For even in what you term to be blissful experiences, you can create extremes that generate a potential of an extreme being created in another manner Ė either in disappointment or generating a reverse type of extreme in fear. They complement each other.
JEN: But does that mean to say that itís the black versus white, good versus bad, that in order to have good you have to have bad, or if you have white you have to have black? I donít really believe that, but thatís what the run seemed to be about.
ELIAS: I am understanding, and...
JEN: Youíre saying itís more of a balance.
ELIAS: Correct. What you are expressing is correct. It is not a matter of you must incorporate one if you incorporate the other. That is not necessary. But every experience, every manifestation, all that you generate in this reality also does incorporate a complement. You view these complements many times as opposites. But this is a factor of your reality, the duality of your reality, and they are actually complements of each other.
What this experience has offered you is a presentment and example of extremes and that you generate these complements in proportion to what you are creating. Therefore, even an experience that you assess or you view as good or pleasurable, if generated in extreme, can generate the potential to also generate an extreme with its complement.
JEN: But I donít really want the extremes. I mean I enjoy the ease, but I donít want the extreme of some freakish guy by the side of the road or getting bitten by a jellyfish in the water yesterday. So if Iím trying to create a certain level of the ease, are you saying that I need to be conscious of how blissed I get, that maybe I donít want to let it go to that state because thereís a complement to it that?
ELIAS: What I am expressing is it is more efficient to generate the balance.
JEN: I feel like Iím getting better. Am I getting a little better?
JEN: Because it looks like things are getting a little easier. Like Iím seeing things connect a little bit, like the house sale in New Orleans that just happened, or the fact that I have a buyer for my Vermont house. I donít want to sabotage any of that stuff by worrying about it and thinking this is great and then having some complement thatís gonna... I want to keep it out.
ELIAS: Do not misunderstand. The complement does not always automatically occur, but there is set into motion the potential for that to occur in generating extremes. You eradicate that potential if you are generating a balance.
JEN: So when I see a lot of blissfulness, I need to be aware that that might be out of balance. Is that accurate?
ELIAS: In some situations. It is a matter of paying attention to you and how extremely you are generating that experience. You may, in a manner of speaking, measure yourself in your experience. If you are generating the experience to a point in which it becomes the entirety of your focus of attention Ė in a manner of speaking, it becomes consuming Ė and all other elements within your reality disappear, that is an extreme.
JEN: It means youíre narrowing your awareness?
ELIAS: Not necessarily, but somewhat, in some capacity, for your awareness becomes consumed with one experience.
In this situation, it may be your environment, what you have created, and a feeling of inter-connectedness with that environment and a great joy and appreciation for it but to the exclusion of all else. In that experience, your awareness was excluding all of the rest of your reality, and even elements of yourself.
JEN: But I did see the car. I was in that bliss state and I saw it the first time.
JEN: I saw it, it brought me back somewhat, but then I continued on my merry, blissful way. It was just so intense.
ELIAS: But that is the point.
JEN: Thatís to gain my attention? It got my attention all right.
ELIAS: For you match the intensity. This is an automatic action. In generating the complement, you shall generate it in the same intensity as what you are generating with the other experience. If you are generating an extreme in the other experience and your awareness is focused intensely in that experience, that is a considerable volume of energy and a considerable narrowing of your attention. In that, you generate the same volume, the same intensity, of energy in the complement.
JEN: Does this have anything to do with some of the headaches Iíve been getting, of just intensity of my own energy? I feel like my energyís been intense. I can feel it like in my head; I can feel it like here, a little bit here.
ELIAS: Partially. There are two actions that are occurring. You are allowing yourself to become more aware in sense data, which that is actually a step into lessening separation.
JEN: Separation of?
ELIAS: You and all of your reality.
JEN: It does feel like Iím moving in that in my intent, viewing of the sub- and objective...
ELIAS: Yes, and in that, you are also generating new neurological pathways, which may be generating some elements of discomfort within your head.
JEN: (Laughs) Are these potentially harmful to me? I donít want to disconnect yet.
ELIAS: No. This is actually an action associated with widening your awareness, in which you are widening your awareness to the point where you begin to involve your actual physical body consciousness and different elements of your physical manifestation, one of which is your physical brain. You incorporate the action of opening new neurological pathways, which expands the capacity of the working order of your brain.
JEN: Okay, so now your headís gonna get bigger?
ELIAS: No. (Laughter)
JEN: So what about this ceremony thing I want to do this afternoon? Is this potentially... Iím a little nervous about it. Iím not going to be like a vegetable afterwards or anything, am I?
ELIAS: That would be your choice.
JEN: I donít want to be a vegetable.
ELIAS: (Laughs) And I would suggest that you do not generate that!
JEN: Generate being a vegetable?
JEN: Or generate the experience?
ELIAS: The vegetable.
JEN: I guess what Iím looking for is some crystal ball information here about whether I should or shouldnít do it. Iím game to do it, because it seems in line with the intent of widening my awareness.
ELIAS: And it can be.
JEN: Are you going to be around?
ELIAS: If you wish for me to be so, I shall.
JEN: I would definitely wish for you to be so, because Iím a little nervous about it. I donít want my head to explode or something.
ELIAS: I may almost guarantee that your head shall not explode! (Laughter) I may also express to you, you may generate an interesting experience dependent upon your openness and your willingness to be participating, or you may not generate any experience at all.
JEN: Sometimes I think nothing might happen.
ELIAS: That is a possibility.
JEN: What I want, the reason Iím doing this is because of my intent on some levels and because I feel like Iím starting to feel a little bit more energetically, and this experience might open me to seeing energy and seeing connectivity that maybe itís harder to see in this state.
ELIAS: It may be a method that may allow you a different avenue to practice being more aware of different energies and more of reality than what you have necessarily allowed yourself to actually physically see yet.
Remember, all reality is occupied in the same space arrangement. Therefore, in remembering that, allow yourself not to generate fear, for whatever you view is real and occupies the same space arrangement as you.
JEN: (Laughs) That could be around us right now, we just...
ELIAS: It is.
JEN: But she could see that stuff thatís around us? There could be a Martian to my right right now, right?
ELIAS: There is. Within this space arrangement, within this room, you view yourselves and myself and this room and whatever physical objects are occupying this room. In addition to what you view, there are countless, literally countless other manifestations (laughs), other beings, other youís!
JEN: So if I go into a place of fear, can I just focus back on my breath or...? Just so I donít have a bad experience.
ELIAS: Yes. And you may also call upon my energy, if you are so choosing, to...
JEN: Will she be able to see you?
ELIAS: If you are so choosing, yes.
JEN: Will she maybe see you physically, or more like an energetic thing?
JEN: Okay, so that sounds exciting. Iím a little less nervous now. (Elias laughs) The thing with my headaches and stuff like that, if my physical body is morphing somewhat Ė not to use your words or not Ė but how can I lessen my headaches? Itís driving me nuts; I can only take so much excitement, you know? Is it more acceptance, is that really what it...?
ELIAS: Stop opposing. Allow yourself to relax and stop opposing, and that will lessen the actual physical experience.
JEN: Do I have a focus with Carl? I think Iíve got a focus with Carl.
JEN: Mother-son, brother-sister?
JEN: Was my sister in any of those?
JEN: We feel so much similarity, and you said that we were fragmented from the same essence. Is that rare? Are we rare? Are we special? (Laughs)
ELIAS: You are all special! (Chuckles) It is not necessarily rare, but it is also not common that individuals may actually meet each other physically that are fragmented from the same essence.
JEN: Weíll be a part of the same family?
JEN: That would explain our similarity in tone, appearance, things that happen in our lives, some parallel events. Is there a way that we can...?
ELIAS: Not necessarily. That also is associated with the counterpart action that you engage with each other.
JEN: What counterpart action?
ELIAS: You do incorporate a parallel counterpart action with each other that you translate in different manners, each, but there is a shared energy in that counterpart action, which does generate...
JEN: Due to the fragmenting from the same essence...
JEN: ...or is that a whole separate thing?
JEN: Iím sure we could research it.
JEN: Since we last spoke, which was on the phone, and I just had a meltdown about the kids and all that Ė that sessionís been very helpful to me in terms of re-listening Ė is there anything else that you want to tell me about my little journey?
ELIAS: (Chuckles) Which journey?
JEN: This one right here.
ELIAS: There are several journeys you are participating in presently, are there not? (Chuckles)
JEN: Well, Iím about to go on another one, I guess. (Elias laughs) You mean other focuses, is that what youíre talking about?
ELIAS: I am speaking of you, yourself, and all of your directions.
JEN: Well, I havenít made a lot of progress on the book, although Iím still trying to write a little bit about it. Iím starting to write a little bit at my sisterís house, which is great. I guess just creating more of the ease and balance, and being able to see... Like you were saying in the last meeting about people creating, I donít know if you used the word ďeffortlessly,Ē but something along those lines, and even though they still had some trials and tribulations, they didnít necessarily get bogged down with them as heavily as I have in the past.
JEN: I feel, and I know itís because itís what I want, Iím moving a little bit more in that direction...
JEN: ...where the trauma is lessening, and thereís a certain amount of ease in drawing to myself what I want. If Iím thinking I want something, a day later it appears and stuff like that. This seems like itís starting to build in momentum, and maybe thatís whatís going on with my physical body. I just want some validation on that and to keep moving in that direction.
ELIAS: Yes, you are correct, and I am encouraging of you to continue.
JEN: I feel that with my sister, too. I feel that with her energy and her making changes in her life and the fact that weíre together right now, living together, for the first time in our adult history. You said in our last session that it was up to us whether or not we would live together for any length of time.
ELIAS: Correct. And I may express to each of you that this choice that you are engaging now, of engaging each other, is to be acknowledged, for it is generating a sufficient energy of support with each of you.
JEN: I was saying to my sister this morning that she holds an aspect of love, and I do too, but hers is more developed. I hold more of an aspect of taking care of myself, that she holds, too, but maybe in some ways those energies are...
ELIAS: They are complements. You are sharing energy with each other, which is generating a significant supportiveness to each of you, and also creating an atmosphere or an environment in which each of you are allowing yourselves to genuinely be paying attention to yourselves more fully, and becoming much more familiar with your own selves individually without the outside distractions that each of you have incorporated for considerable time frameworks.
JEN: Would that be our boyfriends?
ELIAS: For you share similarities in how you interact with other individuals in that type of capacity. Your attentions automatically center on the other individual, and this is a very familiar action that each of you engage, and quite similarly. In this time framework, you are genuinely contributing energy to each other in supportiveness, and in that support, you are genuinely beginning to experience more of your own individual power.
JEN: Thatís exciting. And we all individuals hold tremendous power, correct?
JEN: Itís not like one individual holds more than another.
JEN: We all hold the same degree, potential for power.
JEN: Itís a matter of how much we allow ourselves to access.
JEN: Right, and then the manipulation of that power.
JEN: Thatís fascinating. I think thatís the part about creating a certain level of ease, and thatís what you talked about, getting to know yourself.
JEN: Getting to know your beliefs, because if you donít know them, thereís no way you can access them when you want to.
ELIAS: Correct, and your preferences.
JEN: Preferences being a belief that you align with?
ELIAS: That you prefer, yes. Generally speaking, your preferences are factors of your guidelines, of how you generate within this focus, what you create, what you like, what you dislike, what motivates you, what does not motivate you, what inspires you. These are all associated with your preferences.
JEN: Beliefs, though, are also shaped by your upbringing and your environment, no? If I was raised in Saudi Arabia, Iíd have different beliefs than being raised in the United States, right?
ELIAS: Correct, but that also is a choice.
JEN: A choice, right, of where you plunked yourself down.
ELIAS: Correct. You chose to be participating in this society.
JEN: Right, right, because then youíd go in the direction of victim, of potentially saying, ďOh, poor me, I was born in Saudi Arabia.Ē
ELIAS: Ah, although individuals that occupy Saudi Arabia are not necessarily expressing, ďOh, poor me.Ē (Chuckles)
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JEN: I hope youíre going to be with me on my little ceremonial experience.
ELIAS: And so I shall.
JEN: Is there anything I should do with that, just not be fearful?
ELIAS: And generate a genuine playfulness.
JEN: Right, have fun with it.
JEN: Will that help diminish my headaches, too, more playfulness?
ELIAS: Yes. For in generating more playfulness, you generally do allow yourselves to relax. If you are generating more seriousness, you automatically hold energy and create more tension.
JEN: In the last fifteen minutes, is there anything you want to talk to us about or...?
ELIAS: (Chuckles) Merely an acknowledgment of both of you, and an encouragement of both of you to continue to be allowing yourselves to generate this sharing with each other. It is quite beneficial to you each in allowing yourselves each to listen more clearly and to trust more fully.
JEN: Of self?
ELIAS: Yes, and I am greatly acknowledging of each of you in what you have accomplished in recent time framework.
JEN: Does that mean that we will continue to accomplish? Like, are we on an upward accomplishment trajectory?
ELIAS: That is what you are creating now. Therefore, I am encouraging of you to continue.
JEN: If weíre all on this upward trajectory, then we have to keep the balance thing going on. That means we need to be able to check, self-check, a little bit, right?
JEN: Because it could be that the blissfulness gets out there and we sort of lose balance in the blissfulness.
JEN: Can we kind of check back in a little bit to create that ease? Because if we trajectory off into blissfulness, we have the potential of the counter, and it could be more traumatic than we may want to create.
ELIAS: Correct, or may be disappointing.
JEN: I think that the blissfulness is no longer maybe having attention on self.
ELIAS: Partially. You can generate what you are expressing as bliss and also generate a balance, being aware of yourself, and not generating the blissfulness to the exclusion of all else, of all that you are generating within your environment and yourself and being absorbed into that.
JEN: Right, like being on a permanent ecstasy trip or something. You mentioned in my last session about people that have found this place where they no longer get so flustered by the regular ups and downs of life.
JEN: Will this be the general direction Iím heading in, because this is where I want to go.
JEN: Whatís the potential of my sister and me actually living together for longer?
ELIAS: That would be your choice. It is a considerable potential.
JEN: Do we have any shared focuses in Louisiana together, my sister and I?
JEN: Iím still noticing these impressions Ė impressions, intuitions Ė that the intuitive hits are actually very... Like the car on my run. It was really clear to me that it was dangerous to run by that car. Now, who knows? I created the moment Ė like, I was going to ask you what would have happened if I ran by the car, but it would have been up to me as to what I created in that moment.
JEN: So even though thereís focuses of us in the future, like maybe two thousand...
ELIAS: But they are all now.
JEN: And theyíre all creating in the moment. Thatís how it goes, and you canít... Can you see them all happening now? Could you see the probability or what would have happened if I... But I didnít.
ELIAS: No, for let me express yes and no. For in generating any probability, you also generate all other probabilities, but you insert one into this reality. Therefore, all of those probabilities are occurring. It is a matter of what you choose in the moment to create and insert in that moment.
JEN: Thatís why we canít see into the future, because your probabilities are numerous.
JEN: So, the me that dies or disengages at some point, you can see that, right?
ELIAS: Yes, and countless other youís that also disengage in many, many, many different manners. What you yourself shall choose shall be in that moment.
JEN: We all have the potential to see that within ourselves?
JEN: But we donít chose to because it would kind of mess up this experience.
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking.
JEN: It would alter it significantly.
ELIAS: Yes, for this is a particular physical reality with a particular blueprint and a particular design, and you have chosen to engage and participate in this reality in relation to its blueprint and its design, to experience in this manner. You are also presently now participating in many, many, many, many other realities to generate those experiences, which is the nature of consciousness, to be continuously exploring, expanding and generating experience, to know. This is what you are.
Just as I have been inquired of do I know all, of course I do not know all. For if I knew all, there would be no expansion of consciousness. It would be static; it would already all be known. There would be no more exploration, and there is never-ending exploration. Every experience is new. Even repeated experiences are new.
JEN: Thatís why I want to try to write the book, which Iím still plugging away at.
ELIAS: Playfulness is the key, not chore!
JEN: Itís hard, because Iíve got myself so busy with other things. I want to have downtime, chill-time. Itís hard, because it has such intensity, to me, the book.
ELIAS: Perceive interaction with your book as a dance.
JEN: Waltz around the laptop!
ELIAS: Dance with your book rather than incorporating the serious chore. You are not scrubbing your floor; you are dancing. (Laughter)
JEN: Iíll try it. I want to create something, so Iím game.
ELIAS: Very well!
JEN: Thanks, Elias.
ELIAS: I shall be anticipating our next meeting, perhaps once again with both of you. To you both, in great affection, genuine appreciation and fondest friendship, au revoir.
BOTH: Au revoir.
Elias departs after 1 hour, 2 minutes.
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