Sunday, February 27, 2000
“Turn Your Attention to Self”
Participants: Mary (Michael) and two new participants, Joanne (Zelda) and Beth (Joycelyn).
Elias arrives at 12:05 PM. (Arrival time is 28 seconds.)
ELIAS: Good morning!
JOANNE: Good morning, Elias! How are you?
ELIAS: As always! (Chuckling)
JOANNE: This is the first time that I’ve personally talked to you, but I’ve read so much about you that I feel like I already know you. Let me introduce myself. My name is Joanne.
ELIAS: And I express to you that I am pleased to be objectively making your acquaintance this day! (Chuckling)
JOANNE: Thank you, Elias! I want to introduce my daughter. This session is for her. Her name is Beth.
BETH: Hi, Elias.
JOANNE: We have some questions. I think I’m going to be asking the questions, but they are for my daughter. Will that be alright?
ELIAS: Very well. You may proceed.
JOANNE: Okay. Her first question is,”I’ve been trying to get my personal training business going now for over a year. I’ve done everything I can think of to bring in clients, but nothing seems to be happening. Could you please tell me what my problem is and why I’m blocking this? I almost feel like I’m not comfortable doing this personal training.”
ELIAS: (Chuckling) Quite insightful, and accurate also! And in this lies the response to the question. You have already offered yourself your answer.
As you allow yourself to become familiar with self and comfortable within your own expression and trusting of your own abilities, you shall also automatically begin to draw to you the individuals that you shall identify as clients, so to speak.
But let me express to you, the manner in which this is accomplished is that you turn your attention to self and allow yourself the recognition and acceptance and acknowledgment of your own abilities and your own worth, which you may be expressing outwardly, and as you allow yourself the recognition of your own trust in self, you also create what we may term to be a type of energy beacon.
This is a projection of energy that you create and which you project within consciousness, and other individuals naturally draw themselves to this beacon, for they recognize a type of expression – which is being offered not merely subjectively but also objectively – that they wish to be creating also, and therefore they shall be drawn to you in the recognition of your energy.
Let me also express to you once again, as I have offered many times previously, like attracts like. If you are accepting and trusting of yourself and you are creating this type of energy projection, you shall draw to yourself – and others shall be drawn to you – in like manner. If you are creating an assessment of discounting of self or a lack of trust in your abilities or a lack of worth within self, you shall also attract that type of energy to yourself, for you shall draw to yourself the mirror of the energy that you project outwardly.
In this, each time you look to your focus and you look to your creations within your focus, your wants, and even at times your desires, and you assess that you are not accomplishing the want that you hold objectively, you may turn your attention to self quite suredly, and this shall provide you with your answer of why you are not creating what you want to be creating.
For as I have stated also previously, thoughts and the repetition of thoughts are not the type of concentration that creates your reality. You THINK that as you concentrate upon a thought process that you shall create a projection of energy, and this shall create what you want as manifest within your reality. But I express to you, you do create what you concentrate upon, but you create what you concentrate upon in strength, and what you allow the greatest strength in concentration with is the influence of your beliefs. Therefore, regardless of your thought process, your beliefs may run contrary to your thoughts at times.
What I am expressing to you in this is that you may view yourself objectively, and within your thought process, you may express to yourself that you hold certain abilities and that you trust those abilities. Simultaneously, underlying you may hold a belief that discounts these abilities and discounts your assessment of worth, and THIS is the area of strength of your concentration. Therefore, it shall override your thought process and it shall be the most influencing factor in relation to your perception.
And I shall state once again, your perception is the element that creates your reality. Your perception is what you may term to be all-powerful within your focus, for this is the tool which you incorporate to be creating all of your reality in every moment, and your perception is most influenced not by your thoughts, but by your beliefs.
Many of your beliefs require no thought process. Many of your beliefs are expressed so very automatically that you do not turn your attention to them objectively at all, and you express no thought in conjunction with them, for they ARE automatic, and therein lies the strength of your concentration, and THIS is what shall create your reality.
Therefore, in this situation, I may express to you that as you allow yourself to turn your attention to self, you may be accomplishing what you seek objectively, for presently your attention is being held outside of yourself. Presently and previously, you have turned your attention and held your attention outside of yourself, directing it to movements and actions concerning other individuals: “What action may I incorporate that shall attract other individuals?” Although you are incorporating the question about your action, your motivation lies in the attention toward other individuals or situations; outside creations.
You are reversing the process that shall create what you want. You are looking to what may be attracting other individuals, what may be appealing to other individuals, what you may be projecting outwardly, what you may be physically manifesting or engaging or promoting outwardly that shall attract other individuals and shall gain their attention, in a manner of speaking, pulling them to you. This is holding your attention outside of yourself.
Now; as you allow yourself to turn your attention and concern yourself with self, and concentrate your attention upon your acceptance of self and your trust of your abilities, and merely allow yourself the freedom to be expressing those abilities that you trust, you shall also offer yourself objectively more avenues in the expression of your individual creativity, and this opens a channel of energy, in a manner of speaking, that creates the beacon, that other individuals shall draw themselves to you.
You need not seek out. These actions shall present themselves to you without tremendous labor.
But there are many elements in this grouping of beliefs that you engage presently which are quite influencing of what is occurring. Another area that you may allow yourself to view is your genuine belief concerning the definition of work.
Think to yourself of your genuine definition of work and your evaluation of this term, your identification that what you are creating is a type of work.
Regardless that you may be the employer or the employee, you consider certain actions to be work, and in this, you express many different aspects of beliefs that you associate with this one term – labor, responsibility, effort, concentration, organization. You do not associate as strongly with the identifications of adventure or fun or pleasure. You do associate with control. You do associate with security, safety, elements that provide you with“necessities.” Even the term of necessity creates a limitation.
You also incorporate the identification of rules and the expectation that you shall allow yourself to be limiting your choices in relation to those rules, as you recognize that you must be allowing outside influences to dictate your choices and your behavior.
Now, as you allow yourself to view this entire picture, you also may allow yourself to view how very many elements within this picture are assessed genuinely in the judgment of negativity, in “supposed-to’s” and“have-to’s” and “should’s.”
As you allow yourself to view all of these aspects of your beliefs, you also may offer yourself the opportunity to recognize how this all interplays in your assessment of your abilities, your trust of your abilities, and your expression of your individual worth, which is your acceptance, recognizing that acceptance and trust are different expressions.
As you allow yourself the recognition of all of these aspects that contribute to the makeup, so to speak, of the entire picture, you may also allow yourself to turn your attention, which shall alter your perception, and as you alter your perception, you also alter your reality. In altering your reality, you are changing your reality, and in this, you may eliminate many of these obstacles and you may incorporate a free flow of energy, which creates what you may term to be a type of clear path or passage, and this shall facilitate your movement in the creation of what you want. Are you understanding?
JOANNE: Yes, Elias. That was wonderful. Thank you so very much.
ELIAS: You are very welcome.
JOANNE: Her next question is,”Why am I not the happy-go-lucky girl I was in high school? It seems like I’m searching for something, but I don’t know what.” She just wondered if you could comment on that.
ELIAS: The search is for YOU.
Within the time framework of what you identify as younger years, you have allowed yourself more of a spontaneousness in your expressions.
Let me express to you, spontaneity, in a manner of speaking, requires a certain element of trust and acceptance. As you become less spontaneous, you also are incorporating more expressions of a lack of trust and a lack of acceptance within self, for the incorporation of spontaneity is an allowance of freedom in the individual, the knowing that you may be offering yourself, within any moment, the freedom of your expression without questioning of it, but merely allowing your energy to be expressed.
This is not an incorporation of your identification of control, but as you have progressed through your time framework of years, so to speak, you have also turned your attention more and more outside of self and have adopted an expression of energy in relation to mass belief systems, which incorporates an alignment with your identification of control and responsibility, obligations and productivity.
As you have moved yourself into the expression of these aspects of beliefs, you have eliminated many of your allowances for spontaneity, and in that elimination of your spontaneity, you have incorporated a lack of trust in your abilities, for you view that freedom of action through the perception now of irresponsibility or a lack of control, and you assess these expressions to be negative.
Previously, you were not holding the intensity in alignment with those associations, and allowing more of a free flow in fun with your expressions and your energy.
As you allow yourself to turn your attention to self once again, as I have expressed previously, recognizing how you define certain elements within the picture that you have created at this point within your focus, you may also allow yourself to view the lack of incorporation of your assessment or identification of fun and pleasure and freedom of movement in the expressions that you view to be necessary.
Therefore, as you allow yourself to be recalling in memory that time framework in which you HAVE allowed yourself the expression of spontaneity and freedom, you also may view how you have incorporated within that time framework not merely a trust and an acceptance of self in spontaneity, but you have also created the projection of energy in fun and pleasure.
Fun and pleasure, within your physical dimension, create in energy the least thickness and therefore allow for an ease in mobility, and you naturally magnate towards those types of expressions.
You project much more energy in the expression of confinement, of control, of obligation, of should’s or have-to’s (chuckling) than you project in spontaneity and fun. It is requiring of much more energy to be manifesting these expressions than it is requiring to be expressing fun and pleasure in any form. (Chuckling)
JOANNE: Thank you, Elias. Her next question is, “Why am I creating so much conflict in my life, mostly in my personal relationships?”
ELIAS: Once again, we incorporate the action of holding your attention outside of self. This is key to all that you are creating and manifesting physically within your focus presently. Whereas you continue to hold your attention continuously outside of self, you also are creating conflict and confusion.
Now; in this, let me express to you a very simple exercise that you may incorporate in ANY and EVERY interaction that you engage with ANY other individual in ANY relationship. Each time you are engaging interaction with another individual, allow yourself momentarily to turn your attention to self, and inquire of yourself, within that moment, what is it that you are paying attention to?
Now; be quite genuine with yourself. For as you are engaging a conversation with another individual, you are quite crafty at disguising your actions to yourself and convincing yourself that you are paying attention to yourself, when in actuality, you are not.
As you engage another individual, allow yourself to merely recognize how very much of your attention is actually focused upon the other individual, and in the very next encounter that you create with any other individual that you experience any type of twinging response within yourself in relation to ANY expression that they offer, allow yourself to merely identify your first thought.
Now; this is a simple exercise if you are allowing yourself to pay attention to the now and to yourself. For I shall express to you presently that you may be noticing that your first or initial thought in this type of situation in interaction with another individual shall manifest obviously in the projection to the other individual.
Your thought shall not be a question to yourself. Your thought shall be a projection of energy to the other individual.
As the other individual may express to you any comment, any question, any statement that you respond [to] with any type of twinging or triggering within yourself, your immediate response shall be turning your attention to that individual, projecting a type of ball of energy to them, and if you are questioning in any manner, your attention shall be questioning of them, not of yourself.
Now; this exercise may be quite helpful to you in beginning to turn your attention, and this shall be helpful in allowing you the opportunity to be altering your perception and therefore eliminating much of the conflict and confusion that you experience with respect to relationships presently. For as you continue to hold your attention in the direction of what another individual is creating or how they are creating or their expression or their projection of energy, you are not holding your attention with self.
In this, you do not create another individual’s reality. Therefore, you do not hold the power, so to speak, to be dictating to another individual what their expression might or should be, but you do hold the power to be creating your reality, and in creating your reality, you are also influencing of the reality around you, and in this, the power of perception is tremendous.
As you allow yourself to turn your attention to self and not be concerning yourself with outside of self, you may stand in amazement of how you may be in actuality, quite realistically, changing your actual reality merely by altering your perception.
It matters not what you are physically engaging or creating. What holds importance is your perception of what is being created, for your perception shall automatically, instantaneously change the manifestation.
I may express to you that you may physically view one manifestation before you, and by altering your perception, you may view that same manifestation and it shall reconfigure itself and become something else, even interactions with other individuals.
If you are projecting the energy through your perception that another individual is thrusting energy to you, is dictating to you what your behavior should be, and you are allowing that expression within your perception – or if you are engaging with another individual and your perception is that that individual is being hurtful or rude or irritating or conflicting to you – this is what shall be your reality, for this is what you are creating through your perception.
It matters not what the other individual is creating or what they are projecting. YOU HOLD CHOICES.
But you have limited your choices, for you express to yourself that you do not hold choices. You are subject to the expressions of other individuals or to circumstances, and I am expressing to you that this is incorrect. This is a limitation upon your energy as a creation of your perception. The other individual may be creating the very same actions, and you may be perceiving them quite differently, and therefore your reality shall be different.
Another individual may be projecting to you what you presently assess or identify or define as criticism. They may be projecting that energy and interaction in that intention. They may be defining their action and their creation of expression with that same definition, and they may be projecting that with the intention of being critical.
But you hold the choice of how you shall receive that energy and how you shall configure it in your reception of it through your perception, and you may not be perceiving that projection in the expression of critical. You may perceive it quite differently, and in that perception, you shall create a reality quite differently.
You may receive it in the expression of criticism, and you may hypothetically create a feeling within yourself of hurtfulness.
Conversely, you may be allowing yourself to receive that same expression of energy, not perceiving it to be critical, and you may allow yourself to be interacting with that energy quite humorously or instructingly, or you may merely allow the energy to bounce away and not be receiving it at all.
These are all actions of your perception, and once again, as you allow yourself to turn your attention to self, you also allow yourself to recognize that you hold this ability. You offer yourself the freedom of choice and you offer yourself the recognition of power.
JOANNE: Okay. Thank you, Elias. Her other question is, could you tell her what her essence name is, her family and family alignment, and her orientation, please?
ELIAS: Essence name, Joycelyn; J-O-Y-C-E-L-Y-N. (jos’lyn) Essence family, Sumari; alignment, Zuli; orientation in this focus, common.
JOANNE: Thank you, Elias. Could you tell me what mine is, please? The same – my essence name, family, alignment, and orientation.
ELIAS: Essence name, Zelda; Z-E-L-D-A.
JOANNE: Was that a B or a D?
JOANNE: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are welcome. Essence family, Sumafi; alignment in this focus, Ilda; orientation, common.
JOANNE: Thank you, Elias.
Her next question – we don’t have a lot of time left, but her next question is, “I define myself as a very talented athlete, and I think I’ve wasted that talent. Could you please elaborate on that?”
ELIAS: (Chuckling) Once again, I shall redirect your attention to your assessment of self.
In this, let me express to you that there is an influence of beliefs in relation to your alignment of essence family which influences in your assessment and measurement of worth. For in this, in relation to this essence family, there is a tremendous expression of appreciation of physical form and ability, but this many times also is incorporated in a coupling with an aspect of beliefs in the continuous striving for betterment.
Now; as this belief is incorporated, there is also another expression that is simultaneously incorporated in the assessment of worth, that as there is this continuous striving for betterment, there is also a continuous expression within the now of disappointment within self, that what has been and what is being expressed presently is not adequate enough or is not best already.
Therefore, there is a continuous devaluation of self which is occurring simultaneous to the striving for accomplishment. These two elements are continuously in conflict with each other, and there is a tremendous expression in reinforcement of duplicity as this battle continues in these expressions – the continuous striving for betterment, the continuous attempt objectively to be acknowledging of abilities, but the continuous expression within each now of dissatisfaction and discounting of accomplishment or of worth.
Now; as you also familiarize yourself with self and your family and alignment, and the qualities of those families and the intent within those families, you may allow yourself to view your alignment with beliefs, and in this, how you are influencing also of your perception to be continuously holding your attention outside of self.
This is the theme of our discussion this day, to be turning your attention inward to self and allowing yourself to be examining all of these expressions that you incorporate – and also in relation to your essence families – and in this, allowing yourself objectively the expression of a newfound freedom, holding your attention with self and within the now, which holds tremendous importance also.
For projecting your attention pastly or futurely merely reinforces your discounting of the now and your discounting of self, for it allows you to be reinforcing the energy in the discounting of your accomplishments that you view previously and the lack of trust in your anticipation of your abilities futurely.
Hold your attention within the now and hold your attention within self, and this shall be the most beneficial to you. Do not be forgetful of our exercise!
JOANNE: Thank you, Elias! We will not be. We appreciate this so much!
ELIAS: (Chuckling) I express great encouragement to you in your movement in this new adventure, and I shall also offer my energy in helpfulness in this endeavor. I offer to you each great affection, and anticipate our continued interaction.
JOANNE: Thank you so much, Elias. We appreciate the energy.
ELIAS: To you both this day, in great lovingness, au revoir.
Elias departs at 1:05 PM.
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