Saturday, June 09, 2001
“Simultaneous Time and Focuses”
“Thought Focus and Communications of Emotion”
“Playfulness and Conflict”
Participants: Mary (Michael) and Steven (Steffano).
(There is no date/time stamp on this video, so time is unknown.) (Arrival time is 28 seconds.)
ELIAS: (Warmly) Bonjour.
STEVE: Bonjour, Elias! It’s very good to see you again.
ELIAS: And what shall we be discussing this day?
STEVE: Well, I think I’m going to try to just go with the flow and see what comes up in conversation. I don’t have a specific list of questions or issues to go into, and right now I’m thinking where I might want to start. One thing I had wondered is whether I am thought focused. My impression is that I am, but I realize there’s the thought, emotional, religious, political.
ELIAS: Yes, you are correct, thought focused.
STEVE: Okay. I also was wondering about exploration of different focuses. I really haven’t done much to do that, but was interested. I know that you’ve given some people an idea of certain focuses that may be easier for them to access to start, and I wondered if you might be able to share some information for me in that area.
ELIAS: Very well. (Pause) You may be investigating one focus within the physical location that you identify as Tahiti – a native individual, one that engages healing processes with members of the community in which he resides. This may be within the time framework of early 1800s. You may also be investigating another focus, female, 18th century, France. You incorporate another female focus in the time framework and location of the culture known to you as Incas. This female also incorporates healing actions within her community.
You may begin with these, and you may explore other focuses also, if you are so choosing. Within this time framework, you may be accessing easily a focus within your previous century within the time framework of your second World War, an individual that was native to Czechoslovakia.
STEVE: My son just had a dream in the last week in which myself and my partner, his mother, were killed by Nazis. After he told my wife about that dream, she and I were talking and I mentioned that often we share different focuses in different time frameworks but with the same people, and that although I didn’t know what was occurring in his dream, there are many different explanations and that is one possibility. I wonder if he was accessing other focus information?
ELIAS: Correct. I may express to you, presently there is much movement within consciousness in the allowance of individuals throughout your world in the accessing of these particular focuses. As you are moving into this action of inserting this shift in consciousness into your objective reality, your awareness is automatically widening, and the veils of separation are dropping.
And in this action, that particular time framework has been identified as a chapter focus in another book, a religious book. This present focus that you are participating within is also a chapter focus in the book concerning this shift in consciousness. As I have expressed recently, both of these chapters of both of these books, so to speak, are ending chapters, and they are overlapping, for they have both been created in the same century.
Therefore, there are – as I have expressed previously – hundreds of thousands of individuals presently which are allowing themselves to be accessing information concerning their participation in that ending chapter of that religious book.
STEVE: So when my son asked me a couple weeks ago about a video dealing with the Holocaust, that he wanted to see something like that, that could be part of accessing the information from that chapter?
STEVE: Now, as I understand it, you are not currently focused in this physical dimension at this time?
STEVE: But you have had focuses. What I’m trying to understand in the concept of simultaneous time is that if, for example, Oscar Wilde was a focus of yours...
STEVE: ...that Oscar Wilde still exists...
STEVE: ...currently, but you are not focused in that way. Can you explain that?
ELIAS: Yes. Each essence chooses to be focusing attention in certain directions and in participation in different areas of consciousness, different physical dimensions [and] non-physical areas of consciousness, and as an essence chooses to be participating in any particular physical dimension, their attention is directed to that physical dimension.
Within this present now, you as essence focus your attention in many areas concerning this physical dimension and the exploration of experience in relation to this physical dimension. You may be creating the physical manifestations, as time is simultaneous, but at certain points you may also choose to turn your attention. This is not to say that the manifestation does not exist, but your attention is not held any longer in that manifestation.
I am understanding the difficulty in your objective concentration and objective understanding of this concept of simultaneous time, for you do focus your attention within a physical dimension that incorporates linear time. Although, I may also express to you, you may be noticing in this now the movement of time as different, for you all are beginning to be noticing that you hold the ability to manipulate this movement of time, and you are recognizing its flexibility and that in actuality the movement of it in any manner is created by you through your perception.
Therefore, you hold the ability to not merely move time differently, but to stop time. And as you begin experimenting and playing with your abilities to be manipulating time and bending it in manners that you choose, you also offer yourselves more of an objective understanding of simultaneous time.
STEVE: Back to the question about the difference between an essence no longer putting their attention with focuses in this dimension, let’s say hypothetically that my essence has a focus that was interactive with your focus of Oscar Wilde. Now currently, much of my attention is focused in this physical dimension, so I may have an attention that’s focused with that focus which is interactive with Oscar Wilde. But your attention is not so strongly focused, or ... I don’t know, is it somewhat focused?
ELIAS: There is an aspect of essence which continues, but the attention is altered; the attention is moved to other areas of consciousness. In similar manner to the functioning of your physical body, it functions but it does not require your objective attention to be functioning. Your physical body shall function even in the situation in which you remove all of your objective and subjective awareness from it temporarily.
STEVE: What you’ve called an out of body experience.
ELIAS: Yes – not a projection. You may temporarily remove all of your attention, objectively and subjectively, from your body consciousness and it shall continue to function. This is a small example offered.
Now; this is not to say that you MAY BE interactive with that focus of Oscar presently, and your attention IS focused in that manifestation, and you may be experiencing interaction with that individual for there remains an aspect of the essence within it; but be remembering, what you are interacting with is the energy. You are creating the other individual. Therefore, it matters not that the attention be occupied in that particular focus or not.
STEVE: I think I understand a little better. (Elias chuckles)
In our last session, you talked about the difference between communications that we create, such as feelings and impressions, and translations that are thoughts. Does that have a meaning for somebody like me who is thought focused, that I’m focused on the translations of the communications more, or are those unrelated concepts?
ELIAS: I am understanding of your confusion. In this, any individual may be identified as thought or emotional or political or religious focus, and this is not to express that you do not incorporate all of the same functioning communications that every other individual incorporates. A thought-focused individual communicates to themselves through emotion also, but the attention is directed to the translation of thought first.
Now; let me express to you, an emotional-focused individual creates an attention upon the signal of the emotion initially. In your terms and your identifications, this is the manner in which you process information. But neither individual is necessarily paying attention to the message, to the actual communication.
Therefore, an individual that is thought focused may at times not pay attention to the communication or the signal, for their attention is directed to thought and translation. An individual that may be emotionally focused does not direct their attention as fully, initially, to the translations of thoughts, but is also not necessarily listening to the communication, for their attention is occupied with the signal and merely identifying. Therefore, they also engage thought in the aspect of identification of the signal, not necessarily moving their attention into the process of translation. YOU shall pay attention to the translation, at times missing the signal AND not listening to the communication.
STEVE: And as you tell us time and time again, by turning our attention to self, we can identify this ... I, as a thought-focused person, can better identify the signal and the communication that I’m giving myself.
ELIAS: Correct. As you familiarize yourself with yourself and your communications, and you allow yourself to hold your attention upon self and what you are creating in the now – for this is key – you shall allow yourself to begin noticing that your signals may not appear to you to be as loud or as strong, for the most part, but they are occurring. It is merely that your attention is not focused upon the signal.
But as you begin recognizing the signals, you offer yourself different information, for you direct the instrument of thought to be investigating and to be translating the message once you have recognized the signal.
STEVE: I just think that’s great. I have been told before that I am focused more on thoughts than feelings, and I’ve been upset by people telling me that because inside I KNOW that I feel things...
STEVE: ...and I thought that I was less because people thought that I wasn’t feeling, and they were wrong! But that may be partly just the style that I have chosen, and there’s nothing wrong or bad or less than with that style.
ELIAS: You are correct. And I may express to you, as I have previously to other individuals, choosing to be focusing as a thought-focused individual is NOT in any manner less of an expression of emotional communication than any other individual. Thought-focused individuals communicate through emotion just as all other individuals. Their process of translation, which is also projected as information and energy to the perception, is different than an emotionally focused individual, but this is, as I have stated, created in relation to attention.
Emotion, as I have stated to you and to other individuals, is not a reaction. It is a communication. This is the manner in which the subjective awareness communicates to the objective awareness.
The objective recognition of that communication and reception of that communication is the engagement of the thought mechanism. Just as the expression of the subjective communication engages the mechanism, so to speak, of the signal – the feeling – each engages what you may term to be a semi-physical expression in communication with each other – one through feeling, one through thought. The feeling is not the message; the feeling is a translation. The thought is not the message; the thought is a translation.
STEVE: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.
STEVE: I wondered about the concept of final focus. When a final focus disengages, then that essence moves their attention into other areas, such as your essence is engaged in other areas than this physical dimension? Is that...
STEVE: ...about what happens?
STEVE: I don’t feel, for myself, that this is my final focus. Is that correct?
ELIAS: Yes, you are correct. This is one aspect of focuses of attention that is easily objectively identified within every individual. You objectively know within you which position you occupy in your attention. Individuals that are the designated final focuses KNOW that they are the final focus. Individuals that are not also quite clearly know that they are not, and individuals that are designated beginning focuses are quite aware that they are the beginning focus.
STEVE: So that’s my feeling that I just have more that I want to experience in this dimension that I don’t think that I’m going to fit into this focus.
ELIAS: This is your translation, for you move your attention within a linear expression. Therefore, your concept or your translation is that you shall continue to be manifesting, so to speak, in relation to reincarnation, and therefore allow yourself to be continuing to explore. In actuality, you are creating all of your exploration now, simultaneously. But you also underlyingly hold the awareness that you are exploring many other aspects of this physical dimension and reality. Each designation of position creates a different influence of perception.
I may express to you, in this physical dimension you create many aspects of it in relation to threes. You offer yourselves three expressions of positions in relation to your designated focuses of attention – one as beginning, one as final, one as continuing. Although there are many that are continuing, each views itself as individual; therefore, each holds a similar individuality of perception as the beginning or the final.
You also create three designations of orientations which are, once again, quite influencing of your perceptions within any particular focus.
I may express to you, although you create four identifications of focus of personality, in actuality three are much more closely associated than four. For in these four designations, there are distinguishable differences between thought, emotional, and religious; but that of the political moves in very close association with thought. Therefore, there is merely a slight distinction of a political-focused individual. Their processing and functioning, so to speak, is quite similar to individuals that are thought focused. It is merely a minor deviation.
This particular expression of what you identify as three creates an energy expression of a circle, and this is what you have created within this physical dimension, the movement of a circle. (Pause)
STEVE: We still have time, and I’m trying to think of what else I want to ask you. (Steve laughs and Elias chuckles)
Well, maybe you can give me some hints or pointers about how I can be more playful and relax and have more fun. You made that suggestion to me in the last session, and I felt that that was a very good suggestion. I think I’ve done some things, but I feel like I still have room for movement in that.
ELIAS: Very well. Identify to myself the expressions and the time frameworks that you are noticing of that you are not incorporating playfulness.
STEVE: Well, there are times that I still create conflict with my partner, perhaps in relation to things that she wants to accomplish with getting our house fixed up or settled in the house or in dealing with our children, and in those times of conflict I usually don’t have the perception of having fun.
ELIAS: Very well. In the moments that you are engaging in conflict with another individual, what may be quite beneficial and may allow you to turn your perception and therefore incorporate a playfulness is an allowance of yourself to genuinely be paying attention to self and what YOU are expressing. What are you creating within self?
Now; I recognize the challenge in this simple expression; I may express this to you quite simply. I also hold an awareness of the interaction that occurs and the familiarity of expressions that occur in relation to each individual’s automatic identification of absolute experiences that have occurred previously. You draw automatically upon previous experiences, and in this you create a familiarity of behavior and expressions. And as you move in those expressions, you automatically, in the moment of conflict, project your attention outside of yourself to the other individual, and you focus your attention upon what you perceive them to be creating; and as you create that action, you are no longer paying attention to what YOU are creating.
There is a participation of exchange in energy, but as you remind yourself that your perception is creating the entire scenario, [that] your perception is creating the image of the other individual, you may allow yourself a stop-point to focus your attention upon you.
Now; I may express to you quite genuinely my friend, this simple action may alter your perception instantaneously. It requires no process to be moving within moments in calming yourself or in distracting yourself. Instantaneously your perception shall shift, and once shifted, the emotional communication stops, for it is no longer necessary to be attaining your objective attention through the communication of emotion; for the communication is to be paying attention to what YOU are creating.
Therefore, allowing yourself this stop-point and to turn your attention to self, examining what you are creating within self, recognizing that the projection that you are viewing outwardly is being created through your perception, you have acknowledged the emotional communication which has been offered by your subjective awareness. And in that acknowledgment you may be quite surprised, my friend, at how quickly the communication ceases, for it is unnecessary, and the agitation or the frustration or the anger immediately dissipates, which allows you to be creative and incorporate a different movement in a playful manner.
Many times individuals experience difficulty in incorporating playfulness if the communication that they are offering to themselves through emotion is associated with anger or disappointment or sadness or anxiety or depression, for you lean in the direction of attention of not paying attention to the message of those emotional communications. You deem them to be uncomfortable, and therefore you attempt to not listen. You merely wish to be eliminating.
STEVE: And I think of them as being serious. If you are experiencing those emotions, those are serious, and you cannot be playful or laugh when you are experiencing anger or sadness.
ELIAS: Ah, for you may not be viewing any situation seriously if you are being playful.
STEVE: I’ve never thought of being able to do the two together!
ELIAS: (Chuckles) You may experience much less thickness within your energy in the incorporation of both. You are quite capable of creating both.
STEVE: I believe you! (Laughs) Well, I think you’ve given me much to work on and play with, and even if we haven’t used the full 60 minutes, I feel comfortable with ending the session now. I’m looking forward to the group session in a short period of my linear time.
ELIAS: Very well, my friend, and perhaps we may be discussing more of these concepts that you may view as valuable in your interactions.
STEVE: I look forward to it.
ELIAS: As do I, also. We shall continue quite presently! (Steve laughs) I offer to you, once again, tremendous affection and great encouragement, and anticipate our continued interaction this day. To you, au revoir.
STEVE: Thank you very much, Elias. Au revoir.
(Again, no time stamp on the video for an ending time; but the session ends at 50 minutes, 26 seconds.)
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