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Tuesday, June 23, 1998

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“What Is My Intent?”

Participants: Mary (Michael) and Sara (Shyl).

Vic’s note: A start time is unavailable. Elias’ arrival time is 16 seconds.

ELIAS: Good morning! (Smiling)

SARA: Good morning! How are you today?

ELIAS: As always!

SARA: Okay. I wanted to talk about two things, the first being my intent and the second being certain beliefs that I have. I’ve been doing a lot of trying to figure out what my intent is, and I feel like at different times, it’s different things. I would think that beliefs would be getting in the way as far as that’s concerned, and that’s why maybe I have different purposes at different times.

ELIAS: Let me express to you that within the lines of probabilities that are created in any particular focus, you shall be following your intent, although the actions that you choose to be creating may not always seem to you to be moving in the same direction. You may choose any number of avenues, so to speak, in different actions that shall all be connected with an individual intent. This is merely differences in the expressions of that particular intent.

Therefore, in this, do not confuse yourself in the area of thinking that you must be proceeding in one particular direction to be accomplishing of your intent. Many individuals move and sway into many different expressions and directions throughout their focus, but they are accomplishing of their intent for the larger picture, or the whole of their intent encompasses many different expressions. It is merely the base line that you are following that shall remain constant.

SARA: So basically, just live in the present.

ELIAS: Absolutely, which I have stated many times to many individuals, and yourself also, that your concern need move in the direction of focusing your attention within the present now and allowing yourself the accomplishment of all of your interactions and expressions within the present now, not looking to future or past events or creations and moving into the direction of projecting yourself outside of what you are creating within this now. For let me express to you that all of your creation for past and future is created within the present now, for no other element exists.

All of your time, so to speak, is simultaneous. Although you look to your time as moving linearly and you look to the line of past and present and future, in actuality all exists presently and is all created presently. Therefore, where shall you be projecting to within your future and past? For it is all existing NOW.

SARA: I’ve been doing more of feeling in the present, especially as far as feeling like I’m surrounded by love and that there are many things out there in the universe that are deeper than ... well, not deeper than me, but that are out there to help and make me feel safe, and I’ve really felt good in those times. Is it correct to say that one of my main goals in this focus is acceptance?

ELIAS: Let me express to you that within the action of this shift and within this particular time framework that you participate in within this particular dimension, ALL individuals upon your globe are moving in the direction of an element of each of their intents, which is that of acceptance, as being in conjunction with the action of this shift. This is all individuals’ intent individually, but also globally and collectively.

This is not to say that this is the only aspect of your individual intent. It is an element of your intent in conjunction with this shift, as I have stated, but you also each hold your own individual intents for yourselves that is in keeping with the line of probabilities that you have chosen as your pool of probabilities for this particular focus.

Now; you may be choosing to alter some of those probabilities, and you may also move outside of your chosen pool of probabilities and pull to you new probabilities that are not encompassed within your pool of probabilities, but you shall in doing this stay in keeping with your original intent within a particular focus.

I may also offer to you that there are times that individuals may be choosing to change their intent within a given focus, but this would not be the situation with yourself. You have chosen a particular intent within this focus and you are following within those probabilities and not altering of your intent chosen.

SARA: Can you help me out a little bit with my intent? Because I’ve been having major difficulties in the past couple of months trying to figure out what it is! (Elias chuckles) I thought it was acceptance, but....

ELIAS: This would be, as I have stated, an action that you are engaging in conjunction with this shift in consciousness. This is an addressing to held belief systems. The action of addressing to these held belief systems is the action of acceptance.

Your intent is a followed desire. You implement action to fulfill your intent, but the intent itself is not necessarily an action. It may be more likened to an ideal, a concept, a direction, but it in itself is not the action. The action is that which is implemented to be accomplishing of the direction of the intent. Acceptance is an action. Acceptance is the action implemented in addressing to and moving through the belief systems that are held by the individual, yourself also.

In this, the chosen intent within your particular focus, in alignment with your family and your family alignment in this focus, would be that of exploration of your individual unexpressed aspects of creativity, and also an exploration of self and the expression of true spirituality objectively expressed and shared, in offering information as to the meaning of true spirituality in opposition to the held mass belief systems of what is thought of as spirituality. This will be offering you a little more clarity within your direction. Now; you shall be endeavoring in this exploration of actual spirituality, and this shall be what YOU may consider your quest within this particular focus. Are you understanding that of which I am offering presently?

SARA: Thank you. When I was twelve years old, I had almost ... I guess you could call it a fantasy world inside of my mind that felt just as alive and real, and I felt happy almost all the time. Was that part of my intent?

ELIAS: Correct. We have spoken of this previously in part, and I shall offer to you once again that this involvement that you experienced was not merely what you consider to be a fantasy, but an offering to yourself of known elements that may be incorporated into physical focus. This has offered you the remembrance that you may incorporate within your discovery and remembrance of the meaning of true spirituality within physical focus and the expression of it, which deviates from the officially accepted belief systems or definitions of spirituality.

SARA: Would that have been a connection with essence or with another dimension?

ELIAS: This would be an allowance in connecting with essence, and a knowing of the fullness and the encompassingness of essence and consciousness, and the interconnectedness of all things.

SARA: Okay. As far as belief systems, I think that one of my problems is that I feel like a lot of times I’m fighting myself inside, because I have one set of beliefs that life is meaningful and that I’m worthy and everything like that, and I have another set of beliefs that is opposite of that, and I think they’re both held just about as strongly. Is that correct?

ELIAS: You are correct, and this would be the belief system of duplicity. This particular belief system holds very strongly with very many individuals, and yourself also, and this particular belief system moves into the forefront now as an addressed element of this shift in consciousness, bringing this particular base belief system to light, so to speak, that it may be examined and may be addressed to and therefore be allowed to move into the area of acceptance.

This also shall be one of your most difficult belief systems to be moving through and allowing yourself the acceptance of, for yourself, as with many other individuals, holds very strongly to this duplicity, and en masse this particular belief system holds very, very strong energy. Therefore, it is reinforcing of the individuals, for the mass belief system lends such a tremendous energy to its perpetuation.

SARA: I have another belief question. I’ve gathered that my visual problems, my nearsightedness, represents a strongly held issue or strongly held issues that I have chosen not to address, and I was wondering if it’s one main specific belief or if it’s a conglomeration of beliefs.

ELIAS: There are several actions involved with this creation.

Let me express to you that one very strong element of this creation with your vision is not involving what you think of in your thought process as negative. Let me offer to you that one of the reasons, so to speak, that you have created this situation with your vision is to offer yourself objective imagery which is directly connected to your particular intent. Therefore, you may only view your reality within a certain distance.

(Intently) Now, be paying attention to this imagery. Pay attention to the distance that you hold in viewing your world comfortably, for this is significant in conjunction with your intent, as to your turning to self and your exploration of spirituality.

Are you understanding?

SARA: Yes.

ELIAS: Very good, for this imagery offers you the opportunity to view the mirroring outwardly, so to speak, of objective expression as harmonious with subjective movement.

SARA: Sometimes I feel like part of the visual problem would be that I focus on myself and my problems too much.

ELIAS: Once again, we shall move into the area of your intent.

Now; let me express to you that you are confusing yourself in the movement in your intent, for in part you are focusing upon self, which is a tremendous element of your particular intent, but you confuse this by moving into the area of belief systems and the allowance of the influence of mass belief systems, and therefore you focus upon what you term to be problems or negative or inadequacies or aspects of your focus that you are not satisfied with objectively.

These are areas of moving into the belief systems, and allowing the belief systems of duplicity to be clouding your perception and also distracting you from the clarity of your direction within your particular intent. In this, you also concentrate upon self, which IS an aspect of your intent. You are allowing yourself to be turning inward, which is your intent, but you also are turning inward with your belief systems, but not necessarily addressing to those belief systems.

SARA: Is that why I feel depressed sometimes?

ELIAS: Correct.

SARA: ’Cause I’m focusing on negative things?

ELIAS: And also for the reason that you are projecting outwardly, not only within time frameworks – which you do – but also within partially the now, and elements that you view to be outside of yourself that you hold issues in the area of control with. It is unnecessary to be controlling of yourself or any other aspect within your reality, any other individual or situation. This in itself is another perpetuated belief system, that there are any elements in your focus or in your dimension that need be controlled or may be out of control.

SARA: And this is the main issue that Aaron and I are having right now, isn’t it?

ELIAS: Absolutely, which I have moved in this direction with you previously in expressing to you that if you are focusing upon acceptance and not moving into the area of control and judgment, you shall be eliminating of much of your conflict.

I am quite understanding that you hold issues with him, for he does not display behavior that is acceptable to you at many moments. The reason for this response within yourself is directly related to belief systems in the area of control issues.

SARA: Sometimes I feel like ... I know that I’m doing it, but I also feel stubborn. I feel like I’m right, and I should have the right to have things the way that I want them.

ELIAS: (Laughing) Now, let us examine this statement! You are RIGHT and you SHOULD and you HOLD the right! My, my, my! Very much control in this one statement, and very little acceptance in this one statement! Quite demanding, are you not? (They both laugh)

SARA: But acceptance doesn’t necessarily mean a wishy-washy “whatever comes my way I’ll take” type of thing, does it?

ELIAS: Acceptance is the lack of judgment, to yourself and to situations and to other individuals. Each time you move into the direction of a judgment, good OR bad, right OR wrong, you are not exhibiting acceptance. Each time you move into the direction of expressing your own rightness or another individual’s rightness or deservingness, you are moving into the area of non-acceptance, for you are creating a judgment. You look to judgment as holding negativity, but ALL expressions of right or wrong are expressions of judgment and not of acceptance. Experiences merely ARE. They are not right; they are not wrong. They are not good or bad or better or worse. They merely are experiences, and THIS is acceptance.

SARA: I understand what you’re saying, but if you have desires to explore or whatever, and you say to yourself, “Well, I’m stuck at home, I might as well just accept this,” then you give up your dreams. I mean, isn’t that kind of not what spirituality....

ELIAS: Ah, another belief system enters in! Your motivation shall not be squelched simply for the reason that you move in the direction of acceptance! Quite contrary, your motivation shall increase, for you shall liberate yourself from the confines of your belief systems and therefore allow yourself the opening of new avenues for exploration and for more creativity, which allows you more of an expansiveness and freedom within your focus. It shall increase your desire and your motivation, not diminish.

SARA: Okay. Back to my nearsightedness....

ELIAS: Let me be....

SARA: If I do start noticing how far my vision goes out and start paying attention to why I created that situation to focus more on myself, would the problem clear up?

ELIAS: I shall address to this question, but first, let me offer you an addition to your previous statement and question in the area of motivation. Let me draw your attention to yourself and your creation of your reality presently, and offer you the example that in allowing yourself to be caught, so to speak, within your belief systems, what is the action that you experience? What is the creation that you develop? A depression, is it not?

SARA: Yes.

ELIAS: And is this depression immobilizing, or is it not?

SARA: It is.

ELIAS: Therefore, look to the action of allowing yourself to be non-accepting of belief systems, and THIS is the element that creates the LACK of motivation. Do you see?

SARA: I think so.

ELIAS: Therefore, you may offer yourself the information that within the acceptance you offer yourself freedom, and this is also automatically creating, as a byproduct, a motivation for movement and exploration.

SARA: So when I feel like I really want to get out and explore the world, but I feel like I’m stuck in my situation, it’s because I’m not accepting my belief systems?

ELIAS: Correct, and you are not accepting of self and the situations that you create. Let me express to you that this is a very large, encompassing situation that very many individuals align with, move into, and are creating within themselves, for they allow themselves to be stuck, so to speak, within their belief systems, for they move into the area of NOT accepting that they create all of their reality – that other individuals create aspects of their reality -- or that they do not draw all of the aspects in their reality to themselves.

In not holding this concept and in not moving into the reality of this concept and not holding the responsibility individually and focusing upon self in this, this also allows individuals, and yourself, to move into the area of comfortableness in the familiarity of the belief systems and allows you the excuse to not move into the area of acceptance, for this is unfamiliar. It is more comfortable to you to be within your uncomfortableness in the familiarity of the belief system than it is to move into the unfamiliar area of acceptance and freedom.

SARA: In your perspective, am I dealing with these issues, or am I not dealing with them, or am I kind of dealing with them?

ELIAS: (Chuckling) You are partially addressing to them. You are allowing yourself partially to be viewing some of these strongly held belief systems, but you also are holding to them quite tightly and not allowing yourself to loosen your grip upon them, holding them to you and resisting the letting go, and in this you offer yourself objective imagery in conflict, which continues.

At our last meeting you were experiencing conflict with your partner, and you continue to be experiencing the same conflict, and the reason that you experience the same conflict is that you hold to these belief systems and you also justify your belief systems within MORE belief systems of duplicity in expressing, “This is my right, I should, and I am right.” Therefore, the issue of duplicity is fed, and you continue within your familiarity and your comfortable uncomfortableness. (Chuckling)

As to your questioning of your vision, you allow yourself to see what you need be seeing, which is close to you. This be the reason that I have been inquiring of you, “Do you understand?”

SARA: I think so.

ELIAS: This is an element, a very large element, of your particular individual intent: turning your vision, your attention, to self; all of the elements that are close to you.

SARA: Okay. I do understand. Does that mean I’m just going to have poor vision? (Laughing)

ELIAS: (Chuckling) This also would be your choice, that in paying attention to this imagery and in accomplishing, allowing yourself to concentrate your attention and your vision upon self, you may also be noticing that within these accomplishments your physical vision may be improving, in what you term to be improvement ... although it is not improvement, for it is already perfect! (Chuckling)

SARA: Okay, but my vision problem started when I was twelve, and that was really when I WAS going inside of myself and feeling much more spiritual than I do a lot of the time now!

ELIAS: Quite! This is your imagery to be reminding you that this is your intent.

SARA: Okay, but it wasn’t clearing up then. It started then!

ELIAS: Exactly. It began in the moment that you were allowing yourself the remembrance and the connection, and continued and continues, that you may be objectively reminded of this intent.

You have offered yourself the objective connection. You have created the action, the affectingness, that you may identify and associate the two together, and therefore you may also be reminded continuously of your particular intent. And as you are addressing to the issues surrounding the accomplishment of that intent, you may also be affecting of your physical vision.

SARA: Okay. That makes sense. (Elias chuckles) I have a couple of quick questions. When I lived in Hawaii, a lot of the people – the quote “hippie people” – that I met there seemed to have a light coming out of their eyes, or like really light auras as compared to people here on the mainland in the U.S. I was wondering why that was, if it was just my perception or if it was actually real?

ELIAS: This also is a reality.

Let me express to you that in different locations physically, individuals magnate to certain energy centers that shall be lending to their openness, and they shall be creating also of the increase of energy of these energy centers in physical locations.

Let me express to you that individuals create the energy centers physically initially, but other individuals draw themselves to these energy centers and participate in lending energy to them. This also cycles around, so to speak, lending energy to them in their widening of awareness and their opening within consciousness. In this, they reflect out – once again, in this cycling – objective creations of their particular environment that you may view.

You view certain physical locations to be brighter or you view certain physical locations to hold an intensity of energy, and in these physical locations you shall also notice the individuals that inhabit those physical locations reflect that same type of energy within their openness.

There are also areas that the energy is lent in different manners, and may be creating of turbulence in physical creations: storms, whirlwinds, tornadoes, earthquakes. The individuals inhabiting these particular areas are creating of the particular disturbances, weather patterns, atmospheric conditions, planetary conditions, and they are also reflecting this type of energy within themselves, therefore not necessarily appearing to be quite as open, for their energy is projected in a different type of mirror action.

SARA: Would it be true to say that when I left Wisconsin, that my energy had changed so much that it wasn’t the quote “right place” for me to be any more?

ELIAS: In YOUR words you are correct, although it is not necessarily the situation of “the right place” or “the wrong place,” but that this particular location was not serving your intent any longer.

SARA: I almost hesitate to ask this ’cause it sounds kind of hokey, but is there a place that resonates most with my energy that I want to be going to?

ELIAS: (Chuckling) There are many locations physically that you may magnate yourself to that you shall resonate with, but I also caution you in this area, that you may be moving into a dangerous area of perpetuating belief systems if you are allowing yourself to be moving into this thought process too fully.

SARA: Okay, I understand that. Aaron and I are planning to take off in about a year or so, get a little camper and move around. Do you see this as more efficient towards both of our intents, or it matters not, or is it a deviation?

ELIAS: It shall not be a deviation. If you are accomplishing of this probability, it shall be quite influencing and beneficial to the gathering of information for you both in the area of the accomplishment of your intents, and it shall offer you also more of a concentration of viewing your own belief systems, your own issues, and offering you the opportunity to view many different angles of belief systems that you each hold that are also held en masse, offering you more of an opportunity to move into the direction of acceptance. Therefore, you may be looking to this particular probability as a great new adventure!

SARA: Good! I have pretty much decided not to go back to school, at least right now, because it didn’t seem to be following what I felt like I wanted to do inside.

ELIAS: Very well.

SARA: In another focus, were you and I cousins, perhaps in France?

ELIAS: (Accessing) In one focus, but quite distant related.

SARA: Okay. I connected with that. I didn’t think that we were very close, but I felt like I knew you.

ELIAS: Correct.

SARA: Okay. Are there any other beliefs that are blocking my intent that you think would be helpful for me to know, that I’m not addressing or not aware of?

ELIAS: I shall express to you that within this present session I have offered you enough information that you may be addressing to presently, for what I have offered you at this present now is much to assimilate and shall be requiring of much of your attention already! I shall not be choosing to be overloading! (Chuckling)

SARA: Okay! A couple of weeks ago I had a fever and my back hurt and I was sick, and my mother, who’s a pharmacist, wanted me to go into the ER and I had all these tests done. What was that all about?

ELIAS: This would be your expression to yourself of releasing energy that you have been holding very tightly. Therefore, you offer yourself an extreme expression physically to be releasing this energy of frustration and constriction that you have placed upon yourself, and in this you grow weary of holding to this energy so very tightly and allow yourself the opportunity to expel or project outward this energy through your physical body, which within the intensity of the expressed energy outward physically, you have responded automatically within your physical body of allowing a rise in temperature.

SARA: Hmm!

ELIAS: This be the reason that your physicians have not expressed to you a diagnosis, so to speak, of a dis-ease that you were experiencing.

SARA: Okay. I didn’t really feel like it was necessary to go to the ER, but I was wondering if I had actually created a disease and then gotten rid of it, or what the case was there. (Elias chuckles) I just have a couple more questions. I’d like to connect with a future focus of a man, I guess in the desert maybe, but not suffering or anything like that, with a group of people, as being aligned with Sumafi.

ELIAS: (Accessing) You are correct.

SARA: Okay, and he is more of a historian or trying to collect information about the world, and it is in line with spirituality to some degree.

ELIAS: You are correct, but it is not necessarily what you would term to be historian, but more in the area of archeologist.

SARA: Hmm! Okay. As far as the two counterparts that we’ve talked about twice so far, I’m beginning to wonder if maybe I don’t want to know who they are because I can’t think of anybody who I am really repelled against except for Aaron’s mother, and the other would be probably either somebody in Hawaii or Virginia, as to having a totally different experience than I am. Would either of those be correct?

ELIAS: You are correct.

SARA: About both?

ELIAS: Yes; Virginia.

SARA: Okay. It’s either Sarah or Wayne then. Is that correct?

ELIAS: Female.

SARA: Huh?

ELIAS: Female.

SARA: Oh, okay. It’s not Cory, is it?

ELIAS: No. You are correct with your female of Sarah.

SARA: With Aaron’s mother?


SARA: Arrgh! Okay. Ugh! (They both laugh) Is there something that I could do to be helpful to her?

ELIAS: As I have expressed throughout this session, you may be helpful to her and also to yourself in allowing yourself to be focusing upon self and moving into the area of acceptance, which shall also offer you the natural byproduct of not allowing yourself to be so very affected or affecting objectively.

SARA: Okay. I have two more guesses for Virginia.

ELIAS: I have offered you the answer!

SARA: Oh, you have? Sarah?

ELIAS: Correct.

SARA: Oh, okay. I didn’t understand. Is she still in Virginia right now?

ELIAS: Correct.

SARA: Okay. Sorry!

ELIAS: (Chuckling) Ah! Personal invalidation! There is no need for apologizing to myself.

SARA: Okay. I just have one last question ...

ELIAS: Very well.

SARA: ... and that is, I had asked you about fleas before, and I was wondering if ... Seth had mentioned that fleas on cats are actually beneficial because they help comb their hair and eat smaller insects. And I was wondering, is it more beneficial to the cat to get rid of the fleas or to leave them there?

ELIAS: This would enter into the areas of belief systems also, and my expression to you is that this would be your choice. There are creations within your physical dimension that serve functions, for you have created them in this manner to be serving functions, but you also hold many belief systems in these areas, and personal preferences. Therefore, it matters not. The creature shall adjust itself and its situation to either of your choices, to be creating or interfering with creations in this particular area. You have already created the situation of the participation of these creatures. If you are choosing to be eliminating of their participation within your reality and your creation, you may do so also. It matters not. The creature shall be in compliance with either of your choices.

SARA: Okay. Well, thank you very much.

ELIAS: You are very welcome, and I shall be anticipating our next meeting. And I shall be expressing to you that at our next meeting, I shall be anticipating the participation that you shall offer in expressing new movement into areas of acceptance and the renewed excitement with your partner as to movement away from judgment and more in the direction of acceptance, not only with him, but more so with yourself. Shall I not anticipate this?

SARA: You may!

ELIAS: (Chuckling) Very well!

SARA: And hopefully, our next meeting will be in person!

ELIAS: (Chuckling) And I shall anticipate this also! To you this day I offer much affection, and I bid you a very loving au revoir.

No departure time available.

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