Saturday, November 13, 1999
“Opposites in Harmony”
“Creating New Definitions”
“Back to The Sapling Story”
Participants: Mary (Michael), Carole (Vollard), and Vicki (Lawrence).
Elias arrives at 8:04 PM. (Arrival time is 26 seconds.)
ELIAS: Good evening. (Smiling)
CAROLE: Good evening, Elias.
ELIAS: (Chuckling) And you have inquiries?
CAROLE: Oh, I have lots of inquiries! Always!
ELIAS: You may proceed.
CAROLE: Thank you, and feel free to jump in any time!
ELIAS: I shall!
CAROLE: Okay! (Laughing, and Elias chuckles)
I think I’ll start with connections, people in my life. I have two sons, Michael and Gary, and I would like to know what connections we have, other than this mother-son type thing. Particularly Michael – I feel there’s a very strong connection there. And I’d love to know what their families and alignments and essence names are. (Pause)
ELIAS: First son: essence name, Tamm; T-A-M-M. Essence family, Ilda; alignment in this focus, Borledim. Second son: essence name, Gregory. Essence family, Sumari; alignment, Vold.
Each of these individuals you have participated in different focuses with. You hold several focuses with each of these individuals.
The relationship that you have engaged with the second son within several other focuses is not created entirely in what you would term to be an intimate relationship, but you have interacted continuously throughout the focus together and have created different types of expressions or what you term to be dynamics between you, which also creates an element of conflict or frustration which runs quite consistently throughout the focuses.
CAROLE: That doesn’t surprise me.
ELIAS: This essence and your essence have chosen to be interactive within several different focuses within this dimension quite purposefully to be experiencing this type of action. This offers each of you experiences that are beneficial to you each in the directions that you choose within particular focuses.
Let me express to you, it is not accidental that within any particular focus, individuals encounter and interact with other individuals that engage conflicting actions, and that they may consistently be creating frustrating or conflicting intercourse with each other. This offers you the experience of a thickness in energy.
It also offers you much information, for as you engage these types of interactions with one or more individuals, you also assimilate that information and apply different behaviors with other individuals.
Therefore, the creation of the conflict or the frustration or what you may objectively identify as a blocking of energy is in actuality quite purposeful, and in this focus, it is purposeful to you in allowing you the opportunity to be moving more into the expression of acceptance.
Acceptance is not necessarily the purposeful action in other focuses, but within this focus and within the action of this shift in consciousness, you are offering yourself a participation in this type of relationship once again, in a manner of speaking, to be offering yourself an objective recognition of your opportunity to be engaging acceptance, not merely of this individual, but generally, of many individuals.
This is also a common action presently that many, many individuals are engaging within this particular time framework of this individual focus; not necessarily one isolated time framework within your focus, but throughout your focus.
This also offers you the opportunity to be focusing your attention more fully upon self and creating avenues that you may become more accepting of self in these situations, for within interactions with other individuals that there is a creation of conflict, there are automatic judgments that are placed in the direction of the other individual, but there are also automatic judgments that you place upon yourself for placing the judgments upon the other individual.
Therefore, you create a circle in a lack of acceptance. This offers you the opportunity within this focus to discontinue the motion of this circle and to be recognizing your direction in acceptance of self, which shall also discontinue the circular motion in the lack of acceptance of the other individual. This is a natural byproduct of the expression of acceptance of self.
As to the first son, as I have stated, you hold several focuses with this individual also. You do hold some focuses in conflict with that individual also, but you hold some focuses in which you create a relationship with this individual in an expression of harmony. You have engaged intimate relationships with this individual several times, so to speak.
But this also is quite purposeful within this focus, for the interaction that you hold in this focus with this individual plays into the interaction that you hold with the second son, for in your choices to be manifest within this time framework and offering yourselves another expression of engagement of interaction with each other, you allow yourself a type of relationship with the first son to be offering helpfulness to each of you – not merely to yourself – in this expression of acceptance.
For in this, both of you have engaged focuses together in which you experience conflict, and you both experience this focus in which you do not experience conflict, and in this action, you allow yourself to view different angles of interaction with the same essence. This may be helpful to you in allowing yourself to objectively recognize that the interaction of conflict is merely a choice and merely an experience.
You move in the direction of wishing the conflict to be discontinued, and this shall offer you the feeling of comfort.
What you are presenting yourself now is the opportunity to view the avenue that you may experience comfort, and no element of the choices of the other individual need be changed, for you may be creating the calm and the comfort within yourself.
You offer to yourself the example of two opposites, so to speak, and in these opposites, you experience an affection for both opposites, regardless of the conflict or the lack of conflict.
This is an important element, for individuals within their focus, in many, many areas of their objective awareness, look to conflict and immediately associate that there is no comfort within conflict.
This creates a motion within yourself and other individuals in which you perpetuate the conflict and you perpetuate the discomfort, for you are expressing to yourself that you need be eliminating the conflict to be expressing the pleasure. This is not necessarily the situation.
In this, you offer to yourself a very clear example of how you may be experiencing what APPEARS to be quite opposite expressions simultaneously, and within them, they are not at odds or in conflict.
Your experience or your feeling of affection is not diminished. Your feeling of affection is not altered or greater or less than merely for the reason that one son presents little conflict with you and one son creates great conflict. Your expression of affection to them each is the same.
CAROLE: That’s right.
ELIAS: This is an element of acceptance. It is not in totality, for there is a lack of acceptance within self.
But you offer yourself, as I state to you, a very objective example of how you may be creating your reality within what you view to be opposites, and they may be in harmony with each other.
CAROLE: Wow. That’s very deep! (Laughing, and Elias chuckles) I will ponder that a lot.
ELIAS: (Grinning) And this IS the expression of vicissitude within your focuses that you ALL experience very much within physical focus!
You create certain behaviors and certain expressions objectively that you identify and define within yourselves as conflicting or that you dislike or that offer you frustration or anxiety, and you also simultaneously, in many of these very same expressions, are expressing – not merely subjectively but also objectively – elements of what you define as very opposite feelings.
CAROLE: I will pay attention to all of that. Thank you.
ELIAS: Redefining ... (pausing and smiling)
CAROLE: The story of my life!
ELIAS: ... certain elements of your expressions within your focus may be quite helpful.
I have stated previously, in the identification of certain other types of expressions that individuals create within your physical focuses in physical expressions of pain, your definitions of many expressions that you create within your focus shall move you into quite strong expressions and shall perpetuate those expressions quite often, for you are defining certain expressions and certain choices as bad.
CAROLE: I’ve been working for quite a while on trying to move away from that concept.
ELIAS: This is not to say that they are good, either ...
CAROLE: I know.
ELIAS: ... for they are not.
CAROLE: They are experiences.
ELIAS: They merely are. They are choices.
In this, as you allow yourself to create new definitions for what you identify in choices, you may also allow yourself to move much more easily through the thickness and into an expression of acceptance.
CAROLE: You’re saying I create an awful lot of my own difficulties! (Laughing)
ELIAS: As do all individuals within physical focus! (Grinning)
CAROLE: Yes, I understand. Speaking of which, how many focuses do I have in this dimension? (Pause)
ELIAS: Eight-hundred seventy-three.
CAROLE: Good heavens! I’m busy! (Laughing)
CAROLE: Do I have lots more focuses to go through, or am I making my way to the end here in this particular dimension?
ELIAS: (Chuckling) I shall express to you that you are not the designated final focus, but as you disengage from this focus, you shall not be refocusing. (Grinning)
CAROLE: Okay ... what does that mean? (Laughing)
ELIAS: HA HA! (Laughter)
You are an individual, unique focus of attention of essence. You are all of essence within this focus of attention, and you are also an individual focus of attention of this essence.
In this, all of the focuses of attention are now. You identify them within this dimension through your perception that they are past or future, but they are all now and they are all attentions of you, and one of those attentions is designated [as] what we term to be the final focus.
ELIAS: The final focus is merely the designation of one focus which holds a specific action, and in that action is created the blink of attention, and as that one focus disengages its attention from this particular physical dimension, all of the other focuses of attention of you, of essence, also blink out of this particular dimension, and the attention is no longer held within this particular physical dimension.
In this, let me express to you: As all focuses are simultaneous and as there is in actuality no future and no past but merely now, as the final focus disengages from physical focus, all focuses do not poof away from this dimension, for this dimension continues and all of your focuses continue, as all of my focuses continue to be participating within this physical dimension now, but I am no longer manifest in this physical dimension, for my attention is no longer held within this physical dimension.
(Grinning) And it matters not that you may not assimilate or objectively understand what I am expressing to you.
CAROLE: I partially do, but I’m going to read it. (Laughing) Hopefully I will understand it better.
ELIAS: The point of what I am expressing to you is that you are not manifesting over and over and over again.
CAROLE: Like I used to believe.
ELIAS: Correct. Therefore, as you disengage this focus – as you die, in your terms, within this focus – you shall not re-engage this physical dimension, for your attention shall move into other areas, for it is unnecessary for you to re-experience what you have already experienced.
ELIAS: And it is unnecessary for you, as this focus of attention, to be exploring any farther, for you have already explored all within this physical experience. Therefore as you disengage, your attention shall move in other directions, and shall not be held within this particular dimension any longer.
CAROLE: That’s reassuring! (Laughing) Maybe not to everybody, but to me! (Laughing, and Elias chuckles) This is good ... there I go! This is ... well, whatever it is. (Everybody laughs)
ELIAS: And in your terms, this is good, and you may express this to yourself, for temporarily it offers you an expression of comfort, and also offers you an avenue to be moving into acceptance.
Eventually, you shall genuinely express, “It matters not. It is not good or bad.” Presently, you continue within your process of moving into acceptance, and therefore you offer yourself acknowledgment by expressing, “This is good.” (Grinning)
CAROLE: Okay! (Laughing, and Elias chuckles)
Do you know an essence named Acumana? (Pause)
ELIAS: I hold an awareness of an attention of an essence which identifies with this name.
CAROLE: How about Vywamus? (Pause)
ELIAS: This would be a similar expression, as an attention of a particular essence which is identifying through a particular name.
CAROLE: When I encountered them, they both were not in physical ... that particular – whatever you call it – attention was allegedly not in physical focus.
ELIAS: One, the first identification, is an exchange with another essence. One is an expression of the essence, which is also physically manifest.
CAROLE: Okay, got it.
I’ve had several creatures. I currently have a cat named Gurdjieff, and I formerly had cats named Mrs. Robinson and Doctor Watson. Particularly Gurdjieff – I think of Gurdjieff as incredibly special, and I wonder if he’s possibly a part, a fleck of someone’s essence, an essence fleck? I’m wondering why he’s so special. (Pause)
ELIAS: This creature does hold an energy fleck of another creature which has also participated with you in this focus.
CAROLE: Doctor Watson? (Pause)
ELIAS: This is your physical identification of this creature, yes.
CAROLE: Amazing! I thought that might be true!
ELIAS: This creature also holds an energy fleck of another creature within another focus that you have held much interaction with. This would be a configuration of energy which manifests in the form of a horse, within what you identify as recent time framework pastly expressed within your linear time framework.
CAROLE: Okay, that is interesting.
Now I have some other questions about connections with people: my first husband, the father of my children, whose name is Will.
ELIAS: Let me express to you, all of the individuals that you encounter objectively within this focus, you have engaged experiences with in other focuses. You may encounter individuals within a particular focus in which you have not previously engaged interaction with, in a manner of speaking, within other focuses, but I shall also express to you that this is not common.
Essences, generally speaking, group together, in like manner to essence families, which are groups of essences within consciousness.
As essences choose to be manifest within a physical dimension, they also group together and choose to be expressing many focuses of attention in conjunction with each other. The movement may vary in the design of different focuses....
CAROLE: The roles, so to speak?
ELIAS: Correct. Therefore, you may hold several focuses with one essence in which you may be expressing intimate relationships, and you may hold several focuses in which you may interact quite briefly with that essence. In your objective terms, you may meet once and never interact again in that particular focus.
But generally speaking, all of the individuals that you objectively encounter within a particular focus, you have also encountered in your other focuses, even an individual that you merely experience a momentary engagement with and do not interact or meet objectively with again throughout the focus.
CAROLE: A bank teller.
CAROLE: Fabulous! Very interesting! Have Elveta and I had a lot of interactions – Nadia?
ELIAS: Yes, and this also is what I am speaking to you of. Those individuals that you identify objectively – what you term to be a connection that you feel, that you recognize – the reason that you feel this expression, the reason that you notice and that you may identify this connection, is that you do hold much interaction in other focuses with these same individuals, with these same essences.
You may also recognize what you term to be strong connections or strong revulsions to certain individuals as you objectively recognize counterpart actions.
Some of your counterpart actions are not necessarily occurring within this focus, but that you have held counterpart action with an individual within another focus that you recognize within this focus. You may not be engaging counterpart action with them now, but you recognize the action that you are experiencing with them within another focus, and this may create a recognition within you that you identify as a connection, or as a very strong lack of a connection, in some situations.
But there is the participation in the other focuses which is occurring that you do recognize, for this is all of your essence, and you are all of essence in each focus. Therefore, as they are all merely differentiated as focuses of attention, the you of you recognizes that your attention is participating with this same essence in many different directions.
CAROLE: I do understand a great deal of that, surprisingly! Now I better get to this one. This is difficult to express.
I am a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 27-plus years. Prior to coming to Alcoholics Anonymous, I had no belief or desire for any kind of god or spiritual being or higher power; they call it a higher power. I was counseled that that is necessary for sobriety – freedom from alcohol or drugs – and it is what I have based my 27-plus years of sobriety on. They talk about a closer conscious contact with God.
I have also read Seth and other entities, and it seems to me that part of what I have learned in AA is valid, aside from the god/more powerful being thing, but I have – it’s hard to express – perhaps a fear of, what if I do give this up? Then what? How can I continue to participate in AA? Which I would like to do, as I sponsor women and I have a lot of interaction. It’s a reconciliation of what I’m learning and finding more and more valid, and yet what I’m afraid to let go of. I think that’s what it is. I’m not sure.
ELIAS: And this very much parallels your creation of interaction with your son ...
CAROLE: My younger son?
ELIAS: ... and your expressions of opposite actions.
Why shall you discontinue the direction that you have chosen throughout these years?
CAROLE: Because everything that I get from reading what you say, including Thursday night, night before last, when you said, “I do not...” I don’t remember your exact words, but you do not want to perpetuate the belief in a god.
ELIAS: You ALL identify with this concept. You express this concept in different terms. You incorporate different words within your language. Some individuals express their identification of God, some in the identification of guides, some in higher power, some in higher self, some in Elias ...
CAROLE: (Laughing) Yes!
ELIAS: ... some in Seth. It matters not.
The concept that I am not choosing to perpetuate is the concept of some element that is outside of you which is greater than you, for there is no “outside” of consciousness, and you ARE consciousness, and there is no separation within consciousness.
Therefore, you and I are one. There is no separation. Therefore, there is also no god apart from yourself, for you ARE that god.
In this, I choose, within the direction of my expressed intent, to not be lending information in the area that shall perpetuate energy of individuals’ beliefs, that they shall continue to hold strongly to their beliefs, but that they shall allow themselves to be accepting of their beliefs and accepting of themselves.
In this, the acceptance of the beliefs may be objectively imaged in this very situation. I am not expressing to you to be eliminating your belief systems. You shall continue to hold your belief systems, and it matters not.
As I express this to you, you may continue in whichever direction you choose to be moving within and experiencing. You may continue within your organization and continue to be interactive, holding your belief systems but accepting of your belief systems.
The action that you engage is not wrong. It also is not unbeneficial. It is merely the choice that you have engaged and chosen to be incorporating into your experience. The experience, the action, the choice, matters not.
All of your choices – and this is the point – matter not. They are merely choices. Therefore, if you choose to be a monk within your focus, this is merely a choice, with all of the beliefs that are incorporated as a monk.
CAROLE: Not likely! (Laughing)
ELIAS: If you choose to be participating within the organization that you align with, this is merely a choice, with all of the beliefs that it incorporates.
I am not expressing to you that you need be altering your entire focus, or that you need be moving from this direction to this direction, and eliminate this direction, and now move to this new path.
CAROLE: I understand that.
ELIAS: Therefore, you may continue to be creating your choices in the manner that you express fun and pleasure within, and also incorporate a widening of awareness that shall allow you to move into an acceptance of your beliefs, and they shall move in harmony with each other quite easily, in the same manner that you may move in harmony with your opposites of feelings with your son.
And in this, the action that you may engage to be more fully moving in this direction is merely an altering of your definitions.
CAROLE: Back to that again, and it sounds like a bottom line, in my terminology. We’re back to acceptance again.
CAROLE: Acceptance of my belief systems, but also of the others that I have never fully accepted to begin with ...
CAROLE: ... and sometimes don’t accept at all. That’s what it’s all about. Okay. I get that.
ELIAS: The incorporation of a direction of expressing, as you have expressed to myself, “How shall I continue to be incorporating this action, and also move in this direction of the information that you are offering to me, Elias? They are in conflict.” They are not in conflict.
ELIAS: As you are accepting of you, you shall also recognize that any of your choices – any of your directions that you engage – are acceptable, for YOU are acceptable.
CAROLE: Excellent. I like that. Part of my feeling of conflict comes from ... because I do sponsor, as we term it, women who have less time in the program, who are working on not only staying sober but having better lives, lives more satisfying to them, and I feel almost hypocritical if I preach what really in some cases is just AA dogma, and I know that, and I’ve always been aware of that.
But increasingly, it makes me feel like a hypocrite, because my belief systems, as they are evolving, are not only not generally espoused in AA, but are not hardly present in AA, and this is, I think, what causes me more problem than the god thing.
ELIAS: Recognize, in actions with individuals within this physical dimension, each of you draw yourselves to certain situations – to certain individuals, to certain circumstances – and create certain situations that shall be the most beneficial to you within the moment, regardless that they shall be viewed by your society as quite negative or not. Each of you purposefully draws yourself to situations that you choose. These are choices.
In these choices, within the moment, you interact with another individual, creating behaviors that are manifest through your perception and influenced by your beliefs, and other individuals shall be accepting of that or they shall not, objectively, and this is their choice, and if they are not choosing to be participating with you in this context, they shall not be.
CAROLE: Hmm. Okay.
ELIAS: You may not be hypocritical, for you may not create another individual’s reality, and you may not influence another individual’s reality without their agreement.
Therefore, as you are influencing of another individual, they have chosen to allow you to be influencing, and they are participating in that interaction.
CAROLE: Even the nun?
ELIAS: ALL individuals, without exception.
CAROLE: That’s very interesting! That really is.
ELIAS: Therefore, you may be expressing whatever you are choosing to be expressing, and individuals that choose to be in alignment with what you are expressing – individuals that choose to allow an influence of what you are expressing – shall draw themselves to you, and you shall draw yourself to them, and individuals that wish not be participating or not allowing an influence shall not.
CAROLE: That’s reassuring, to say the least. I think that was more what I was concerned with, but I wasn’t aware of it until now.
I’d like to talk about another subject, and that’s ... probably a lot of people talk about money. (Laughter) Vicki’s laughing! I know we have so ... just this belief system about money is insane.
I seem to be creating money, quite a bit more than I used to, and it’s almost scaring me because it’s not been my previous experience except when I’ve worked hard for it, and I’m having fun creating money! Is this ... well again, in AA we talk about growth. Is this a positive – if there is any such thing – direction that I’m ... that this attention focuses ... I don’t even know how to ask what I’m trying to say! (Laughing)
ELIAS: I am understanding of what you are expressing.
CAROLE: I hoped you were!
ELIAS: I shall express to you that this is your offering to yourself, in your movement towards the acceptance of self and in widening your awareness, that you hold the ability to be creating of these physical elements quite easily, quite effortlessly, as you are allowing yourself to be accepting of yourself, and this is the key.
CAROLE: I hoped that was the way it was.
ELIAS: As you become more accepting of yourself and as you allow yourself to be trusting self, which are two very different actions...
CAROLE: I know. That I do know.
ELIAS: And in this trust that you allow yourself, even without much acceptance, you allow yourself objectively to validate to yourself that you do hold the ability to be creating, and in this, you also allow a reinforcement of your trust, and as you continue to be reinforcing of your trust, you create another circle in what you are identifying as positive, in which you continue to be feeding, so to speak, the trust, which reinforces your ability in acceptance, for the more trust you offer to yourself and the more you perpetuate the trust within yourself, the more you allow yourself to be accepting yourself.
CAROLE: That makes perfect sense to me. That’s great. The trust comes first, and the acceptance is perhaps a byproduct ... not a byproduct, but the result of the trust?
ELIAS: Many times.
ELIAS: Many times they may be quite individual actions, and many times you may be creating of a trust within yourself, and you may be continuing to be blocking an acceptance of self.
CAROLE: How do I discover if I’m doing that?
ELIAS: Your expressions of acceptance of self or the lack of acceptance of self are very much not hidden from you!
They are quite objectively obvious and are expressed within every day of your focus – through your behavior, through your language, through your speech, through your viewing of all of your reality, and through every expression of any type of judgment, be it good or bad.
This is a continuous expression that you create objectively every moment of your focus, which offers you quite clearly the ability to view areas in which you are not accepting of self, even within certain areas of trust. You may trust your ability to be creating “if,” (pause, smiling) and as you place the “if” ...
CAROLE: Oh, I see what you’re saying.
ELIAS: ... you are creating the lack of acceptance.
CAROLE: And limiting, limitation.
CAROLE: I see why I need to do a lot of redefining! (Laughing, and Elias lets out a big HA HA!)
You have given me so much to think about. I can’t wait to read the transcript! (Elias chuckles) This is absolutely amazing.
This is probably a silly question, but I’m gonna ask it anyway. Is there any way that I can help Elveta? And is there any way I can eliminate this judgment about her situation? That’s two questions.
ELIAS: Helpfulness is offered as you may allow yourself to express to another individual without expectation.
CAROLE: Yeah, I’ve learned a lot about that. The interaction with my younger son has helped me with that, to a degree.
ELIAS: Therefore, whichever direction you are so choosing to be expressing of what you identify within yourself as helpfulness, if you may be offering this expression to another individual without expectation, you may offer, and as the other individual chooses to be accepting of your offering, it may be helpful, in your terms.
CAROLE: When I said “help,” that was probably an incorrect term. I meant more help in the sense of helping her get through what she’s going through, not altering her reality. I’m aware I can’t do that, but helping her to not have such difficulty with it emotionally. That’s really what I want to do.
ELIAS: Your greatest expression of helpfulness is to be accepting of self, for this shall radiate energy in example to other individuals.
As you create within yourself the action of being the straight little sapling, you automatically are expressing within energy more of an expression of helpfulness than you may be creating in any other objective physical expression. (1)
CAROLE: That’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard! And I mean, profound! That’s absolutely amazing. Thank you.
ELIAS: You are very welcome.
CAROLE: If I heard nothing else that you said tonight – and I did hear a lot more – that would be enough. Thank you!
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.
CAROLE: Is there anything that I haven’t thought to ask – I know that’s a silly question too – anything else you have to say to me?
ELIAS: I express to you that you hold much to be assimilating presently, and in this, the one offering that I extend to you is to be noticing.
CAROLE: Yeah, that makes perfect sense.
ELIAS: And this shall provide you with the most information.
CAROLE: And that’s what Seth said too – pay attention – and that’s what Acumana said too, exactly the same thing, and that’s what a lot of different ... thank you. You obviously need no validation, but thank you for reinforcing it in my awareness. I appreciate it.
ELIAS: You are very welcome.
CAROLE: I appreciate everything you’ve said to me. Thank you. This has been better than I expected even, and I expected it to be good!
ELIAS: And I shall anticipate our next meeting.
CAROLE: So shall I, and we will have more than one.
ELIAS: I offer to you this evening great affection, and express to you quite lovingly, au revoir.
VICKI: No, wait! May I say something?
ELIAS: Yes, Lawrence? (Grinning)
VICKI: You’re really good. (Elias grins and nods) I could expound on that, but it’s not necessary.
VICKI: You really are. I picked up a lot of stuff, and I know there was very specific information, not only for Mary and I, down to words ...
ELIAS: You are correct.
VICKI: ... but also for every other individual that will connect with this information, in very specific manners. I did, at some point today, start to doubt my own facilitation of this action tonight. Because this is what we do.
VICKI: But I’m not doing that any more. You’re really good! (Laughing)
ELIAS: And I am encouraging of your continuance in this area! (Chuckling)
I shall express to you both this evening much affection, and we SHALL continue in our interaction, and it SHALL continue in its movement! (Grinning) To you both this evening, au revoir.
VICKI: Au revoir.
Elias departs at 9:16 PM.
(1) Vic’s note: Every once in a while, I get an impulse to include The Sapling Story at the end of a transcript, and I feel that impulse now. In my opinion, this is Elias in a nutshell.
The Sapling Story
September 13, 1995
Session 37 (an excerpt)
I will give you a small story which you may contemplate through this week. In this, be thinking of belief systems and of connections.
My story incorporates two saplings, both exactly identical, both newly growing; one growing naturally and reaching towards the sun and basking within its rays and drinking naturally of the rain and resting to the moon.
The other is looking around and is viewing the sky and is seeing the sun and is saying to itself, “Maybe I should be growing at night. The sun is very hot. It may burn me or it may sap my energy, and the rain is very wet and it gets all over me, and I am not sure I am liking of this rain and I am not sure that it is making me grow properly, and maybe I should be investigating where this rain is coming from and I should be analyzing the sunrays to be sure that I am incorporating the proper vitamins, or maybe the moon is more friendly to my growth and I would grow taller if I am growing at nighttime, while this idiot sapling next to me is being stunted by the sun.”
And in the morning, the one sapling is stretching its newly formed branches and uncurling its soft leaves and growing within complete trust, and the other sapling in the morning is viewing the same sun and is looking at the beautifully formed other sapling and is looking like this: (here, Elias twists his body and face into a grotesque contortion).
Now; this story is about belief systems and the noticing of these belief systems. It is also about trust and connection. It also incorporates proper personal responsibility. The one trusting sapling incorporates a genuine personal responsibility in not trying to change or help the analyzing sapling, but as it grows true and strong and trusting, it radiates an example. It shines in its essence as an example to the other sapling, and as the other sapling unconvolutes itself throughout the day, it notices the straight sapling and it chooses the focus of effortlessness and trust as being easier, for it has been shown an example. Therefore, be all the trusting straight saplings, radiating your example.
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