Monday, February 21, 2000
“A Question About Questions”
“The Freedom of Spontaneity”
Participants: Mary (Michael) and Rodney (Zacharie).
Elias arrives at 2:45 PM. (Arrival time is 27 seconds.)
ELIAS: Good afternoon!
RODNEY: Good afternoon, Elias! (Elias chuckles) How are you?
ELIAS: As always, and yourself?
RODNEY: I’m pretty good! (Elias chuckles) I don’t have any burning, singular issues to talk to you about today, but I have a whole list, so to speak, of little ones, and I’d like to ask you a question about questions.
ELIAS: Very well.
RODNEY: Someone put a quote in front of me the other day from a teacher we both know who calls himself Seth. He was asked, “What does he love?” and the answer was ... let’s see. How did he put it here? “Another thought here is the love of continuing creation, which is continually formed by, through, and because of inquiring consciousness.” That’s part of it, and he used the term“inquiring consciousness” a couple more times before he was through answering that question. It just struck me deeply that in our conversations with you, you seem to be challenging us to come up with questions, and I have been myself contemplating the power of the question as a form of thought or as a mode of consciousness, over the years from time to time, and I wondered if you would comment on the nature of questioning itself, because this seems so very connected to you.
ELIAS: The nature of questioning....
RODNEY: Yeah, as a mode of consciousness, if it is that.
ELIAS: And it is. This is a natural expression of you, for in a manner of speaking, this is a natural expression of consciousness. It is created within your physical dimension as the action of creating thought and what you translate and identify as questioning, which that particular action of questioning is also viewed within your reality as the motivational factor for your exploration and your discoveries, in a manner of speaking, and this is a type of physical mirror action of consciousness, for consciousness is continuously exploring.
RODNEY: Okay. Thank you. It’s also the way we get to know each other in a relationship, isn’t it? I don’t know where to go with that, (Elias chuckles) but it seems to have a special effect on two people. I guess it’s the power of the question between two people. Would you comment on that? Is that in any way different from what you just said?
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking, it is not different, for the action of exploration is the action of exploration. It is merely....
RODNEY: I guess ... excuse me. Yes, I hear that. I guess I’m asking the impact that questioning has on individuals.
ELIAS: I am understanding of what you are inquiring. As I have stated, the action of questioning is what may be identified as a translation in what you physically create in this physical dimension. It is your method, in a manner of speaking, for elements of your exploration within your physical dimension.
In this, you create a thought process that expresses to you or defines that your questioning or the direction of your questions are that which motivates your choice in your directions of your creations and your investigations or your exploration.
I shall express to you that the action, in actuality, is the reverse. The exploration creates the question.
In this, as you are exploring, you create an objective evaluation of your exploration and you objectively create a thought process in conjunction with what you are exploring, and in this thought process you develop questions, and this translates your exploration into objective terms and objective manifestations, and in this, you objectify your probabilities that you choose and you create.
As to your questions and your questioning in relationships, what you are in actuality offering to yourselves objectively in this action is not the information concerning another individual, but you are allowing yourself to be objectively realizing information concerning yourself. (Brief pause)
For it is unnecessary for you to be questioning of other individuals to know them. You already know them. Therefore, you need not be questioning another individual in any capacity within your physical dimension. There is no other individual that is manifest upon your planet that you do not already know.
RODNEY: (Laughing) Wow! Okay.
ELIAS: Therefore, you need not be questioning of them.
Let us view this momentarily in an objective fashion. Allow yourself to view how very often you may create an encounter with another individual, and the other individual may be conversing with you concerning any scenario or situation that they are participating within or creating in their focus.
Within your thoughts, as they are conversing with you, you are automatically responding to the other individual. You are already evaluating what the other individual is creating, what expressions are being exhibited within their behavior, what elements of their personality are being expressed. You have already objectively evaluated and assessed the other individual.
You also allow yourself an assessment of the other individual’s energy and their projection of what they are manifesting and creating within their energy centers. You allow yourself objectively an identification of their communication with self.
You already know the other individual, and you allow yourself, even in objective terms, to be assessing what the other individual is creating and their motivation. But you turn your attention so very efficiently outside of self and away from self that you do not allow yourself the same information concerning self.
Therefore, as you engage a relationship with another individual, any individual or many individuals, but particularly those types of relationships that you view to be singular, in a manner of speaking, objectively, in an expression of intimacy, as you create the action of questioning or the presentment of questions to another individual, your motivation is not to be offering yourself information concerning the other individual, but to be offering yourself information concerning yourself.
For you inherently know also that as efficiently as you may view another individual, they also may view you. And those elements of yourself that you block from your view – as you do not hold your attention within self – the other individual may allow themselves to view clearly.
Therefore, you present questions in the guise that you are inquiring of the other individual concerning the other individual, gathering information concerning the other individual that shall offer you a more efficient base or foundation to be interactive with the other individual. But this is your own camouflage to yourselves, for in actuality, you are merely objectively attempting to offer yourselves information concerning yourselves.
As I have stated, you already know the other individuals. What you do not allow yourself to know is yourself.
RODNEY: Wow. Thank you so much.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.
RODNEY: (Laughing) I’m gonna have to read that through.
ELIAS: This also, Zacharie, is quite efficient. Do not be misunderstanding of my explanation to you and assessing that this method that you create is distorted or inefficient or not beneficial, for in actuality, it is, for the motivation in this expression is created through your continuous natural movement and desire to be exploring, and what shall you explore but that which is unknown?
RODNEY: Which is the blind spots in ourselves.
ELIAS: Or any element that you conceal from yourself within consciousness. These are the areas for exploration. What is allowed to be known within you, you shall not be motivated to be exploring, for you already hold the knowledge of it.
RODNEY: Okay, but instead of asking ourselves, we ask other people. If I hear you correctly, we play the game of exploring others in an effort to more fully understand ourselves.
RODNEY: Or to view ourselves.
ELIAS: Correct, in a manner of speaking, and this be the reason that you create, so very frequently and continuously, mirror actions.
RODNEY: Right. Okay, that’s very interesting! I thank you!
ELIAS: (Chuckling) You are quite welcome, my friend.
RODNEY: A question I have regards in a way a name. There is a name or a group of similar names that have come to the fore for me over the years, and the name is Shirley or Cheryl or Sherri. They’re all in a way somewhat similar, and the names have belonged to people who have had a very significant impact on me in a nice way, I should say.
We have this little circle that we hold once a week where people come in, and it’s kind of a meditative exercise in healing that we do with each other, and a month or two ago, a stranger came in, a young woman who identified herself as Cheryl, and when it came time to share, she went around the circle and gave each of us a message that I can only describe as being empowering in an incredibly loving way. No one interrupted her, and she left a very, very lasting impression on me. I had never seen her before, and I haven’t seen her since.
Can you speak to the impression that I received and to the kind of energy that she was giving? It seemed to me that she was almost ... I think she mesmerized – I hate to use that word – everyone in the room. But it was very impactful. Could you speak to that?
ELIAS: Very well. First of all, I shall express to you that you, within this particular focus, associate a certain type of energy or quality of essence that is recognizable to you through your essence with a certain tone.
In this, there is a similarity in the translation of this name or this sound, so to speak – not necessarily an individual name, but the sound – which is a physical translation of a specific tonal quality within essence. Now; this is a preferred quality.
Therefore, what I am expressing to you is that within this particular focus, you have created an identification of a preference in relation to that particular tonal quality. In that, the tonal quality may be translated within your physical dimension as a type of sound, which further may be translated in the identification of several similar-sounding names.
Now; it is not merely the association of the word or the translation of the sound itself that you have created a preference in relation to in this focus, but also a certain type of energy expression, which many times translates into manifestations that you view in a positive manner.
In this, you have allowed yourself to draw yourself to – and be noticing – specific expressions of individuals that hold the physical naming which you identify in similarity to this essence quality tone. Are you understanding thus far?
RODNEY: A bit.
ELIAS: Very well.
This is much a translation of energy which manifests in different manners, and in these translations of an element of essence that you recognize, you draw yourself to specific types of manifestations and expressions that are, in a figurative manner of speaking, reminding you of this preference that you hold in relation to this particular tonal quality of essence.
That may be translated in many different manners, but to emphasize to yourself the specificness of the tonal quality, you specifically draw yourself to imagery that shall objectively hold similarities. This offers you the objective expression that you shall notice, for you shall express to yourself the element of coincidence.
Regardless that you express to yourself that you hold a belief or not in coincidence, in quite physical terms, the similarities appear to be coincidental, and this attains your attention. The individuals that you draw yourself to are all female. The individuals hold similarities in name. The individuals also, within certain moments, express similarities in the energy projection that they create in certain expressions and manifestations.
Now; some of these individuals may not be projecting that type of energy continuously throughout their focus, but you have drawn yourself to the moments in which you have allowed yourself to witness objectively and interact with the type of energy projection in conjunction with the type of physical manifestation and physical naming, which all together creates the expression of the similarity of the tonal quality of essence that you remember.
Now; this one particular individual, of which you are inquiring of, has offered you the opportunity to glimpse an expression of essence within objective, physical terms. This individual is quite physically focused. This is an individual that participates within your physical dimension and is manifest, as are you. But this individual has allowed herself to be widening her awareness, in like manner to yourself, and allows herself within moments to be holding her attention in intense awareness of self as essence, and therefore also, within moments, allows herself to be expressing outwardly in what may be termed to be expressions of essence, which you notice as holding a different quality from what you identify as the norm within your officially accepted reality.
What you have allowed yourself to view and to participate within is an experience of encountering another individual who also moves in conjunction with this shift in consciousness and is actualizing this shift now, and is widening their awareness and is allowing objectively, in moments, the expression of acceptance of self, the holding of attention within self, and the natural byproduct of that expression, which is an expression of essence, and manifests in the outward expression of acceptance and acknowledgment of all that is outside of self.
You offer yourself, as have the other individuals which participated in this particular scenario, the opportunity for inspiration, an objective viewing momentarily of yourselves, and the objective viewing of what you are and what you hold in ability to be creating in this physical focus and dimension; not merely that this one individual may be so very wondrously or beautifully expressing to you, but in like manner to what we have previously been discussing this day in mirror action, the presentment of the expression of another individual that shall mirror to you an inspiration, allowing you to recognize that you are the same as essence.
RODNEY: Thank you, Elias.
ELIAS: You are very welcome, my friend.
RODNEY: I did think, along the way someplace, that she probably was an angel that came in, (they both laugh) and materialized for our benefit.
ELIAS: And therefore, be this individual an angel, I express to you that so also are you!
RODNEY: (Laughing) Yes, indeed! I’ve not discussed this with anyone else in that group that night. Were there others in that group who felt this like I did?
RODNEY: Good, good. Thank you, sir.
ELIAS: You are welcome, sir!
RODNEY: Talking about names, I’ve met a girl ... of course, that doesn’t mean she’s a young girl. When you get to be my age, a lot of people are girls! (Laughing) Her name is Nubia, which is an unusual name. But I feel a connection to her. She works in the post office. I’ve only talked to her briefly, but I feel a very strong connection to her. Is there one, or am I just making this up?
ELIAS: Ha ha ha! Zacharie, shall you create an element of disappointment with myself in this type of expression? My, my, my! Such a discounting of self in your questioning of your imagination! Ha ha ha ha!
RODNEY: (Cracking up) Who is she?
ELIAS: I shall express to you first of all – as you may anticipate (grinning) – the response that of course you are connected to this individual, for you are connected to ALL individuals! HA HA!
But as to the nature of your question, of which I hold an awareness, (chuckling) yes, you do participate in other focuses with this individual and have created different types of relationships with this individual, and allow yourself an initial recognition of that type or that expression of physical interconnectedness as you recognize your impression or your communication to yourself that you hold, in your terms, a connection to this individual.
Now you may also challenge yourself, if you are so choosing, in investigating of your relationships with this individual.
Although I may also express to you within this now that this action may be engaged, if you are so choosing, merely playfully, for in actuality, it is unnecessary that you be concentrating your energy upon this type of investigation. You have already offered yourself an objective recognition. Therefore, you may move in the direction of allowing yourself the participation, in acknowledgment of that recognition, in whichever manner you are choosing, in interaction with this individual.
RODNEY: Thank you, sir.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.
RODNEY: Thank you. She’s a very lovely person. (Elias chuckles)
I’d like to ask you a couple of questions about creating. We had a Valentine’s party about a week ago, and they asked people with talent to entertain the rest of the group, and so I volunteered to read some poetry. I dutifully spent some time selecting poetry that I thought would be entertaining. Some of it was a little bawdy; some of it had to do with relationships. The poems about relationships were written in India two thousand years ago, and I thought they were priceless! But I actually got up and read these poems in front of about thirty or forty people, and although I spent time and sincere effort in selecting the poems that I thought would be appropriate, I avoided any questioning to myself as to how I was going to present this. I simply decided that when the time came, I would get up and read them.
Now, my intention, of course, was to entertain people, and when I got up and read them, I had a singular experience that I don’t remember ever having before, and that was to see a roomful of people engaged in hilarious laughter, totally enjoying my presentation. I use the expression, “rolling on floor laughing.” It was an incredible sight to see, and it was an incredible experience, and as I look back on the experience, the one thing that seems to jump out in front of me really forcefully is that I got out of my own way. I didn’t give too much thought to how I was going to do it. I simply set the intention and then allowed myself to be spontaneous.
I’d like to compare that with a few other observations. You have spoken about – I think you’ve used the word this way – the power of avoiding expectation, of simply creating what you want. I compared it with that word, and then there is another, and I’m going out on a limb a little bit here, but I would like you to comment on this, if you would. A man by the name of Aleister Crowley, who did a lot of work on the Tarot, created a statement, and I’d like to quote it to you. The statement reads, “Thou hast no right but to do thy will. Do that, and no others shall say nay, for pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.”
That particular quote has kind of stuck with me, and I think I’m beginning to understand how true creation works, and it’s kind of wrapped up in all these things, that setting intention or setting something in motion and then simply allowing it to happen ... it’s all kind of connected, and I would like you to comment on what I’ve just said because I think I’m seeing something here which is rather important for me, and I’d like you to comment one way or the other.
ELIAS: Very well.
I shall express to you that your quote which you have offered may be expressed in different words, as I have expressed in different words, but the meaning or the identification of what is expressed is the same – turn and hold your attention within self, and all else shall be accomplished effortlessly.
In this, as you are allowing yourself to widen your awareness, what you are incorporating presently is pulling together different avenues of information which concern your identification of how you create your reality.
We have been discussing your questioning and your presentment of questions within your reality, that you may offer to yourself information concerning your reality in your exploration of it.
Now; as you continue to be presenting questions to yourself, you also begin presenting your answers to yourself.
First of all, as you have stated in other terms, probabilities are created within the moment, and as you create probabilities within the moment, you also create choices to be moving freely within your energy and allowing yourself the action of creating many choices or limited choices, in conjunction with your beliefs.
What I am expressing to you in this is, be remembering, probabilities are created in each moment. They are not created in one moment, and enduring through many moments. They are created and actualized in one moment.
Now; they may be re-created over and over and over in subsequent moments, and this creates the appearance of the continuation of one probability, but this is your focus of attention in one particular choice and your limiting of yourself to be creating of other choices within any subsequent moment, in relation to your belief systems.
But as you allow yourself the freedom of spontaneity, you also allow yourself the freedom to be creating many different types of expressions through many different choices, and not limiting yourself to one line of re-created choices.
Therefore, this be the reason that the action of spontaneity is so encouraged by essences – myself also – as response to you within physical focus, for you hold a type of physical understanding of the term of spontaneity, and in your definition of spontaneity, you allow yourself to be creating within the moment and not holding to that creation. You shall allow your energy to flow free, and you shall allow yourself, in your terms, in your definition, flexibility.
In this, as you created choices within that experience that you have presented to me in recollection this day, what you created was a movement of focusing upon self initially, drawing yourself to an action and a choice of probabilities, and creation and intention, in a manner of speaking, that created an element of pleasure within you.
You chose to be viewing poetry and selecting poetry that YOU found pleasurable. This is the element of focusing upon self. You also chose not to be creating an intense thought process surrounding your choices. You allow yourself the choice to be enacting spontaneity, which allows you the freedom to be holding your attention within the now, within EACH now.
Therefore, you are focusing upon self. You are also focusing upon the now. These are key elements.
In this, as you continued through your moments within your linear time framework and you engaged your interaction with these other individuals, you allowed yourself the freedom of an acceptance of self. You allowed yourself to view the movement of your projection of energy in acceptance of self, and the response to that acceptance of self in acceptance of you.
What you have created in this scenario is the opportunity to view how you create your reality, in simplistic terms, in the incorporation of what I have been expressing to you all for much time framework.
Focus your attention upon self. Allow yourself to be paying attention to self. Hold your attention within the now, not outside of yourself. Recognize your motivation. Allow yourself the freedom of spontaneity. Create your probabilities, your choices, within the expression of acceptance of self, and as you project outwardly the energy of acceptance of yourself, you also create a beacon in energy which automatically draws like energy to you.
Therefore, my friend, I offer to you this day my acknowledgment of your accomplishment!
RODNEY: (Laughing) Thank you, sir!
ELIAS: You are quite welcome, sir!
RODNEY: It was an exhilarating experience!
ELIAS: Quite, and offers you a genuine recognition of freedom, does it not?
RODNEY: Yes, it did! (Elias chuckles) One that I will not forget, and one that I shall repeat sometime soon!
ELIAS: And now, you may look to this experience and you may look to the experience of your angel, and you may correlate the two, and you may view your accomplishment.
And in this, as you allow yourself the remembrance of these actions, you may be becoming the inspiration to self, rather than pulling the inspiration of another individual to yourself.
RODNEY: Thank you, sir, for that acknowledgment.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.
RODNEY: Elias, we only have a couple of minutes, and I would like to ask you a really short question about a dream, and I want to know if the dream was precognitive.
ELIAS: Very well.
RODNEY: A couple of weeks ago, I had a vision that the building I work in had a huge vine growing through it, rendering the building useless for work. At one point I climbed up on top of the building, and one of the huge vines was growing so large that it was breaking apart and taking a substantial piece of the building with it. What remained after the piece broke off was a high-speed boat that took off, and I was on the roof of it, hanging on.
In reality, yesterday morning, the president and chief mover of this very small company, of what was 20 people, passed away. He has been too ill to work for over six months, and in his incapacity, other managers of the company have seen fit to let go, I would say, thirty percent of the work force because they were unproductive, and there are signs that things are going to change dramatically in terms of our ability to produce effectively. My question to you is, does this particular dream speak to my work experience at the office? Was it precognitive, in a sense?
ELIAS: In a sense. In your presentment of imagery to yourself and your association with the movement of these individuals and this establishment, you may in physical terms identify this dream imagery as your offering to yourself information that may be interpreted as precognition.
Although let me also clarify to you, in actuality there is no action of precognition. It is a recognition or an offering to yourself of actions which are occurring now. You are not viewing the future, for there is no future.
Precognition is the viewing of the future prior to its occurrence, which in actuality is not what is genuinely expressed, for there is no future. There is merely the now. The future is an illusion.
Therefore, as all of reality is expressed within the now, it is merely a question of where you hold your attention in that now, and in turning your attention to other areas of the now, which you THINK of as the future – for you are not viewing them within linear time framework yet, although they are occurring – as you create this type of allowance to be turning your attention and viewing other elements of your reality, you identify them as precognitive.
Therefore, within the context of YOUR physical definition, yes, this dream imagery that you have offered to yourself in symbology may be directly associated with the scenario which is created within that establishment, that which you identify as your employ or your work. I merely offer clarification to you, that you may not be misunderstanding in the incorporation of words and terminology.
RODNEY: Okay. I thank you for that. You say it may be interpreted this way. Is there another interpretation that I could look at?
ELIAS: As in the situation with all creations of all dream imagery, there are many, many, many layers of dream imagery. What you have presented to yourself in your identification of a precognitive element and information – and what I am addressing to with you – is what you may term to be the primary or most obvious expression of imagery and the most closely associated aspect of imagery with you presently, in your objective expressions and involvements.
What I am expressing to you in this information is that each of your interactions within dream imagery holds many, many layers, and in these, they may be likened to the ripples within a pond that occur as you drop a pebble within the center of the pond. The initial entrance point of the pebble is the most closely associated with the pebble itself, the most interactive, and within your dream imagery, there is also an action which is most closely associated with you within your objective waking reality.
From that point, there are other layers of all of your dream scenarios that in a manner of speaking ripple outward, and may be associated with other elements of your reality that are less and less directly objectively affecting of you or associated with you physically.
They are actions within consciousness which occur – as you are not separated and all that you create and every movement that you engage is affecting within consciousness – but they may not be objectively relevant, in a manner of speaking, to what you are creating within the moment. Are you understanding?
RODNEY: I think so. I have one further question about the dream. This dream seems to be simple. Is it a good dream that I might work with in order to discover some of those other ripples, or would I best be looking to some other dreams for that? And if it is a good dream, do I have the total context of the dream?
ELIAS: In this, you hold enough objective memory of your dream imagery to be allowing you objective investigation.
I shall express to you also, yes, in the simplicity of this dream imagery, this may be a beneficial dream to be allowing yourself the exploration of other layers of communication and information that you present yourself with in this particular dream, for it is not expressed in tremendous intricacy and it is not expressed in tremendous length. Therefore, it allows you a simple example for objective exploration into other layers of the dream imagery, or the other ripples within the pond. (Chuckling)
RODNEY: Thank you, sir!
ELIAS: You are quite welcome!
RODNEY: You know, I didn’t have an awful lot to talk about, but I think now I could stay here all afternoon! (They both laugh) But unfortunately, that cannot be. So, I think we need to end it here, for Mary’s sake. (Elias chuckles)
ELIAS: Very well, my friend. I anticipate our continued interaction and I continue to offer energy to you in playfulness!
RODNEY: Thank you, sir!
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.
RODNEY: It is much appreciated!
ELIAS: Ha ha ha! To you in much affection, au revoir.
RODNEY: Au revoir.
Elias departs at 3:57 PM.
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