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Regional Areas of consciousness; an overview

Elias “gems”

ELIAS: “I must explain to you that these Regional Areas are not to be viewed as stepping stones. It is not necessary to go through one before another, for they all overlap and they all intertwine. Therefore, you may incorporate areas of consciousness that may be in what you would view as another number, but this will have nothing to do with the area aspect of two or three or whatever number. They are only areas of consciousness. You may experience all of them simultaneously. Of course, if you are attempting this, you will be confusing yourself quite nicely!” [session 44, October 11, 1995]

ELIAS: “There are different areas of consciousness. These are related to attention. All of consciousness is all of consciousness. It is all the same. There are no planes. There are no levels. There are no better or higher places within consciousness. All is the same. There are different focuses of attention. In this, there are created what we term as areas of consciousness. These are not places. These are not things. They are not space. There are no sections of space that are designated as areas of consciousness. They are directions of attention. In this, they are also influenced by intent. Each essence occupies all areas of consciousness.” [session 157, March 09, 1997]

ELIAS: “Regional Area 1 is the area of consciousness that allows you the wonder of objective awareness; your waking, sensing, physical awareness; your recognition of all that you create and your participation in it.

“Regional Area 2 is that area of consciousness which is closest to and directly in alignment with Regional Area 1. It moves in harmony to your objective awareness. This is the area of consciousness that we term to be subjective awareness. It is another element of you.

“Movement through different areas, so to speak, of consciousness is continuously occurring. You as essence occupy all areas of consciousness simultaneously. As we have spoken earlier, once again, it is merely a question of where you are focusing your attention and how you are choosing to be exploring and creating.

“As you move through Regional Area 1 and 2 and choose not to be participating in those areas, you choose to move into Regional Area 3, which creates an action of transition. This is what shall be engaged once you create death in this focus.

“Upon movement through Regional Area 3, as I have stated, you may be choosing to move into any particular area of consciousness and creating an exploration.

“I occupy my attention – of this aspect of this essence, that which you identify as this personality of Elias – within Regional Area 4, for it offers myself the opportunity to be interactive with you within Regional Area 1 without an overwhelming expression of energy translation. There be much more difficulty in expressing objective communication with all of you here within Regional Area 1 if I were to be focusing my attention within a much more far-removed Regional Area of consciousness. (1)

“There are other aspects of my essence which do not occupy Regional Area 4, but this particular aspect is within that area, which affords to myself the exploration and engagement of teaching, and this offers helpfulness to individuals within Regional Area 1. (Silent pause, with Elias staring at the person who asked the question.)

(Smiling) “There is much information in conjunction with other Regional Areas of consciousness, but I shall express to you that they do not translate well into your understanding within the limitation of physical language. Therefore, I choose not to be offering tremendous expressions of information in conjunction with other areas of consciousness, for this merely offers an element of distortion.” [session 488, October 20, 1999]

ELIAS: “You, as essence, figuratively speaking – for consciousness is not a place and it is also not a thing – but figuratively speaking, you as essence occupy all areas of consciousness. Therefore, identifying any particular Regional Area is actually identifying different actions.

“In this, Regional Area 1 is the aspect of you in which you generate the action of physicality.

“Regional Area 2 is the area in which you generate the action of communication in association with Regional Area 1 and all other Regional Areas. It is the bridge to Regional Area 1, allowing for the availability of any desired information.

“Regional Area 3 is the action of interconnectedness, collective, of no separation, which also, in a manner of speaking, feeds to Regional Area 1 through Regional Area 2, in the sense within Regional Area 1 of being interconnected in some manner regardless that there is the appearance of separation.

“Regional Area 4 is the action of, (pause) in a manner of speaking, your archetype. In association with any action of generating any physical manifestation, this springs, figuratively speaking, from this whole of Regional Area 4.

“... Which is also the part – but the whole – of the whole, of all of the other Regional Areas.” [session 1357, May 29, 2003]

Elias “gems”

ELIAS: “You will notice, in your daily lives, how intricate probabilities may be in very simple actions and interactions. Now contemplate the intricacies of probabilities involving essences. This is where we left off last week, as I moved into the explanation of your Regional Areas, which are frameworks of consciousness.

You are familiar, in physical focus, with only one. Your familiarity is with your Regional Area 1. Your probabilities, and your creativity, and your interaction comes from your Regional Area 2, this being the expanded area of consciousness that you may view and also tap into, but you are not consciously aware of presently. This is not to say that you may not be aware. You only are not presently. Incorporating practice, you will become aware, more and more. Your thoughts and the impulse expressions that come to your physical consciousness come from your Regional Area 2. These are processed from essence and injected into this Regional Area 2, where they are connected with all other physical probabilities, this being where you, in your consciousness, which you are not wakingly aware of, are aware of all your probable choices.

In physical waking consciousness, Regional Area 1 is where you choose your probabilities and act on them. Regional Area 2 is quite available to you. You only disregard it and ignore it. All of the information stored and created in this area of consciousness is available to your physical focus. This is the area of consciousness which is your next wider area. In viewing, as I was expressing a disc, and viewing an overlapping or transparently ‘moving through’ in a wider direction or orbit to your Regional Area 1, is created Regional Area 2. As I have expressed, you have countless Regional Areas. We will concern ourselves initially with only these two, for these are what you incorporate daily into your focus. Your dream state is contained within Regional Area 2. Your impulses, your creativity, your connections, are expressed and manifest from this area to physical focus.” [session 28, August 09, 1995]

ELIAS: “We will be introducing Source or Master Events this evening. (2) I will express to you first, there is a difference, within consciousness, as to Regional Area 2 and Regional Area 3. At our last interaction, we were discussing collective consciousness incorporated within Regional Area 2. I have expressed previously that the area of collective consciousness is Regional Area 3, therefore I am understanding that you may incorporate some confusion.

Within Regional Area 2, all physically focused consciousness, collectively and individually, is originating. All of your manifestation that is created in Regional Area 1 originates within Regional Area 2; therefore collectively, within consciousness, your mass events also originate within this area of consciousness.

Within the area of consciousness of Regional Area 3, there is a distinction. I have expressed previously that this area incorporates transition. It also incorporates collective consciousness, but in different terms. We have spoken of world views of consciousness; energy of consciousness deposited as within a ‘consciousness library.’ This would be in the area of Regional Area 3. My transmission, so to speak, to you passes through Regional Area 3, and is translated to you into this area of consciousness of Regional Area 1.

(To Jeff) I am understanding of your confusion. These individuals may be helpful in explanation as to the definition of these Regional Areas of consciousness. It is only a term that I incorporate for the purpose of explanation of areas of wider awarenesses.

(To group) Regional Area 3 incorporates non-physically focused consciousness interacting with physical focus; not in creation into this focus, but within interaction in consciousness, the connection is made in this area of consciousness. It is a wider awareness; what you would term to be your ‘next step outward,’ what I would term to be your ‘next step inward’ (smiling) within consciousness.” [session 85, April 10, 1996]

ELIAS: “I will also briefly digress for one moment, to deliver another message. I will be informing Lawrence [Vicki] of a correction for our transcribing, but I will offer the explanation that this is a request from another essence. (3) As I continue in information to you, as an addition and also a repetition of information of another essence (4), I may alter terminology for the purpose of not creating belief systems within you to be encouraging you to be creating a new ‘sect.’ Therefore my terms may, at times, be slightly different, although their definition and meanings are the same. Within this, I will request from you that you be focusing upon these Regional Areas within our transcripts, referring to them with numbers instead of words; and also that you be allowing a distinction of these areas of consciousness in granting my request for capitalization also, this being a request of this other essence to me.

VICKI: So you want me to use the number 2 instead of spelling two.

ELIAS: Correct. Within previous material, these areas were referred to as Frameworks. (5) You may use this as an example. I do not use this word of Framework, for it is appearing to me as inefficient as an area of consciousness. Therefore, I have chosen the terminology of Regional Areas. If you are exploring the literal definitions of these words, you will understand why I have chosen these words carefully.” [session 88, April 21, 1996]

FEMALE: “I have a couple of questions or areas of questions. I’d be interested in having you speak about the dynamics of interaction in what is called Regional Area 1, and also in terms of the changes of energy or states or whatever, and if energy shifts where we are, for instance, and where you are ... I don’t know ... if you could speak more about what that process is. We’re all here on the linear line, and it seems to be oftentimes a very complicated and involved process for us to get through this linear line, and I think many of us are also looking for other reasons ... reasons to be here or passages of time or past lives, and so I’m curious about both the dynamics of the interaction in this area that we’re in, as well as the transition into other Regional Areas.

ELIAS: As I have stated this evening, consciousness and essences within consciousness are in what you may term to be a continuous state of becoming, a continuous state of exploration. Therefore, within consciousness, there is a continuous movement to be creating areas to be exploring. All of these areas are within itself, for consciousness is all.

In this, Regional Area 1 is merely the designation of a physical reality and the objective awareness within that reality. There are many Regional Area 1’s. All physical realities hold a Regional Area 1. This is the area in which you hold objective familiarity. It is all that you know objectively. This is your waking state.

In this, you have created manifestations of yourself as essence in this Regional Area 1 to be exploring different areas of reality. In a manner of speaking, it is an experimentation. You are playing and exploring all that you may create within a physical dimension of this type.

Now; as I have stated previously, the base elements of this particular physical dimension are emotion and sexuality. Therefore, all that you create within this particular Regional Area 1 is influenced by these two base elements, and in this, you create many, many different expressions and avenues of exploration to be experiencing different elements of these two base elements of your reality.

Regional Area 1 is not a creation of a dimension or a plane to be learning, so to speak. This is another expression of belief systems that individuals hold within this physical dimension. In actuality, you are merely creating a physical reality to be experiencing. This is the point, to be experiencing, for consciousness is continuously creating exploration and seeking out experience, and experiencing of itself and all of the different aspects of itself.

In this particular reality, you have chosen to be creating a type of separation between the focuses of attention and the known elements of essence. You have created this type of reality quite purposefully, that you may be experiencing the purity of each creation and each experience that is held within this particular dimension.

Were you to be offering yourself the entire remembrance of essence, it would be creating quite a different type of reality within this particular dimension. Therefore, you have created a veil, in a manner of speaking, between each of the focuses and all of essence.

Now; what you are creating presently is a shift in consciousness which is affecting of the entirety of this particular dimension. It is not necessarily directly affecting of other dimensions within consciousness, but it is quite affecting of this particular dimension.

Therefore, the entirety of your globe presently is experiencing this shift in consciousness, and what this shift is expressing is a movement into a remembrance of essence, a dropping of the veil that creates the objective separation of your awareness from essence.

As you move in this direction, you also create a tremendous opening to more of your expressed abilities to be creating within this physical dimension. You drop your limitations within this physical dimension.

But what shall be facilitating of this freedom and this movement within the action of this shift in consciousness is the acceptance of belief systems, for the belief systems that you hold within Regional Area 1 in this particular dimension are those elements that express to you limitations, and in your belief systems, you very strongly influence your perception.

Your perception is how you view yourself, how you view other individuals, and how you view your world and your universe.

Your belief systems directly influence your perception, and your perception is the tool in which your create your reality.

You all each create all of your reality. Every thought, every emotion, every event, every occurrence, every element of your reality you individually create, and all of that reality is created through your perception.

Your perception is not your thought process. Although your thought process and your emotions hold a tremendous involvement in your perception, it is not limited to your thoughts or your emotions. This is the entirety of your view of your reality, and as I have stated, it is the tool that you engage to be creating ALL of your reality within this physical dimension.

In acceptance of the belief systems that are held within this particular Regional Area 1, you also drop, in a manner of speaking, many of the limitations that you place upon yourselves presently in conjunction with your belief systems. There are many, many, many limitations that you place upon yourselves and obstacles that you place before yourselves presently in your reality, and all of these are created in conjunction with your belief systems.

You shall – or shall not – do or create certain elements within your reality as dictated by your beliefs. You may look to your religious belief systems, and these clearly define objectively in your language very strong beliefs. You shall do this; you shall not do this. This is acceptable behavior; this is unacceptable behavior. What dictates these elements to you are your belief systems.

In this, as you allow yourselves to be accepting of these belief systems, you also open to your freedoms to be creating much more and exploring much more of your reality within Regional Area 1 OBJECTIVELY.

You already create many wonders and amazements within Regional Area 1, but within your belief systems, you look to these occasional occurrences as miracles, as amazing stories, as gifts, as unbelievable. I express to you, many of the occurrences that you view to be unbelievable are quite natural to you within your abilities. Your belief systems dictate to you that they are unnatural and that you need be holding very special gifts to be expressing of these unbelievable actions. I express to you, these are natural elements of you. These are natural abilities of yourselves.

You express to yourselves tremendous wonderment that an individual may be upon your planet and may materialize an object within their hand before them, within your air. This is a tremendous gift, a tremendous unusual ability. This is quite natural to all of you!

You all hold this ability. You merely do not believe that you hold this ability. This is an example of how your belief systems block your natural abilities and limit what you allow yourselves to create.

Look to your physical reality presently and all of the wonders that you create already – tremendous abilities that you display within your Regional Area 1 objective waking reality – great minds, great abilities, great accomplishments – and now view to yourselves without the limitations of your belief systems how much more wonders may you create and how much more of an exploration of your reality may you be engaged within, and this is what you are creating now.

You are creating a shift in consciousness in your reality to expand and open your awareness within your waking state – within your waking objective awareness – that shall allow you the knowing of what you are creating. You already are creating effortlessly and perfectly within your reality, but you do not allow yourself the understanding objectively of what you are creating.

You may create wondrous elements within your reality, and you express to yourselves amazement and wonderment in how you have created your reality. In your expansion within this shift in consciousness, you are allowing yourselves to be objectively – intentionally objectively – creating your reality in the manner that you choose.

Now; do not be confused, for you are already creating in the manner that you choose. There is no element of your reality that is hidden from you, but as we have discussed earlier within this particular session, you do not pay attention to what you are creating. Much of your creation escapes your attention. Therefore, within your thought process, you think that there are elements of your reality that are being created that you are unaware of and that you do not understand, OR that do not have your permission to be being created.” [session 488, October 20, 1999]

PAUL T: “Moving on to some other things that have to do with blueprints, a few months ago I had a very interesting experience. As I was walking into work, it was like a portal opened up, and I could visualize myself and my wife in what I believe was Regional Area 2 agreeing to disagree. (Laughs) We were having an argument, and I could see how it was being coordinated in what I believe is Regional Area 2. Could you confirm that experience?

ELIAS: Yes, I shall confirm.

PAUL T: Okay.

ELIAS: Be aware that this action that you view occurs simultaneous to its creation...

PAUL T: Oh, yes!

ELIAS: ...not prior to its creation within Regional Area 1.

PAUL T: Oh yeah, that was actually the next thing I was going to be talking about. In a dream of a couple days ago, I was participating in a meeting, and the person who was going to be speaking at that meeting asked me to lead it. I had the same sort of experience within that dream, that I recognized the agreement was being made in Regional Area 2 at that moment to participate in a creation which both of us created from our own individual standpoints for our own individual reasons, but yet we agreed that that would occur. Later on within context of the dream I recognized that he was altering the format of the meeting from what I was used to in that meeting, and it caused a fair amount of consternation on his part.

So what I’m leading up to is blueprints and how I attach myself to somebody else’s boat, to use your analogy, in the creation of my own reality. No specific question ... well, yes, there is, I take that back. I’m asking for some confirmation that my understanding of how the agreements made in Regional Area 2 come into existence here in Regional Area 1.

ELIAS: I may express to you, in relation to the freedom that you hold in choice and the lack of absolutes, you may be engaging agreement with other essences within Regional Area 2 as you are creating choices within Regional Area 1, but there is, in a manner of speaking, expressed the agreement in potentiality but not in absolute, therefore allowing the openness in freedom to be expressing the agreement in a myriad of manners and in each individual’s expression of creativity.

In this, as agreements are not absolute either and as you do continue to incorporate choice, the agreement may be altered in each moment also. But even within the choice to hold to an agreement, that may be expressed within your physical manifestations and objective imagery in countless choices and expressions, which offers you a very wide berth in how you may be expressing the agreement. Are you understanding?

PAUL T: Yes, I think so. Yes, I am creating my own reality, and in that, if I make an agreement to cooperate or – I won’t use the term co-create – but participate together in an agreement, I can change and alter that at any time, and I can choose many different ways of expressing how I meet that agreement.

ELIAS: Correct.

PAUL T: That implies by extension here that I am not necessarily in communication through Regional Area 2 when I choose a particular path. The imagery that I have in the dream and also in waking life is that there is a particular moment when the agreement is made, and then I sort of detach from that and ... I always operate autonomously, but it is not in conjunction with the other essence.

ELIAS: Yes and no. Each movement that you create, each choice that you create, each action that you incorporate in creation within your physical expression is being created by you and through the mechanism of your perception. But this also is being created through an assimilation of many, many, many, many avenues of communication that you are offering to yourself within each moment. One of those avenues IS an interaction within Regional Area 2.

In this, I may express to you that as there is in actuality no separation of essences and consciousness, you are, in a manner of speaking, incorporating a cooperation with other essences, not in the manner that you associate objectively but in what may be termed as an intertwining of essences and a lack of separation.

You are not in actuality singularly creating any expression within your physical focus. This be the reason that I have expressed previously, as you create any movement you are also affecting of every other essence participating in this reality, and they are also affecting of you.

What you create in relation to another individual, you create in relation to yourself. What you create in relation to yourself, you are also creating in relation to all other individuals. This is the aspect of no separation.

But I am recognizing this is a difficult concept within your objective understanding, for you have created a blueprint for this particular physical dimension that expresses separation in all of its manifestations.

PAUL T: Yes, it’s that veil between this focus of essence that I recognize as Paul and All-That-Is.

ELIAS: Correct.

PAUL T: Yes, I believe I’m understanding.

ELIAS: I may express to you also that in actuality, within consciousness, every moment that is experienced within your creations in Regional Area 1 is also influenced within your interactions of Regional Area 3.

PAUL T: Oh, I haven’t looked at Regional Area 3 too much yet. (Elias chuckles)

Okay, let’s get back to Regional Area 3. (6) I have a quick question here about a dream I had a couple nights ago. I haven’t a clue as to what this is about.

As I was dreaming, I recognized that my physical body ... there was a surge of adrenalin. I recognized within the dream state that this is a surge of adrenalin that is going through my body, and why am I going through this? I tried to examine why within the dream state, and I came up with no idea what was going on there. Can you shed a little light on that?

ELIAS: First of all, express to me, what is the nature of your concern in association with this experience?

PAUL T: Well, it’s not a nature of concern, because I recognized it as just merely a physical reaction. I was mostly interested in what the trigger for that was. Obviously, it was for my noticing, but I’m not quite sure what that would be.

ELIAS: Now; I may express to you in this present now the identification of an example of what you objectively view as an ‘accident.’ In this present now, in this discussion, you have expressed to myself in relation to Regional Area 3 and have proceeded with the identification of a dream experience which also was an expression recognized in objective terms, so to speak.

Now; in this example, subsequently you may be listening to your recording of our conversation and recognizing or noticing that dream activity has been associated with Regional Area 2, and therefore you shall automatically create an association that you have expressed a comment to myself which was a mistake and an accident in identifying Regional Area 3.

Now; I may offer to you an example of how there are no accidents. (Smiling)

PAUL T: How did I know you’d tie this together?

ELIAS: (Chuckling) For in what you have expressed to myself in this identification of this experience, you have allowed yourself the incorporation of an experience involving Regional Area 1, 2, and 3.

PAUL T: Interesting.

ELIAS: For in this experience you have allowed yourself to be interactive with your subjective awareness in a dream experience, which you allowed yourself to tap into a moment of experiencing the energy of the collective, so to speak, within Regional Area 3, and allowed yourself to filter that experience through the dream interaction in Regional Area 2 AND further filter into your objective recognition in Regional Area 1 a – translating an experience of a moment in interplay of the collective consciousness, so to speak, through the dream experience and into an objective expression, creating your translation of the feeling of that interplay within Regional Area 3 into a surge of energy which you translate within your physical body, Regional Area 1, objectively as a surge of adrenalin.

PAUL T: As you were speaking of that, I reminded myself of a dream that I had perhaps a year ago or something. Fascinating dream – thank you for bringing it back to mind – in which I actively participated in that process of watching information gathered in Regional Area 3 as it filtered through to Regional Area 2, and how a concept which I grasped in perfect clarity eroded as I moved further and further towards objective realization.

ELIAS: Correct. For as you filter this energy through different Regional Areas of consciousness, you create translations that allow your objective awareness a recognition in what is known within Regional Area 1, therefore allowing the experience or the expression to fit within Regional Area 1.

PAUL T: Yes. It was a fascinating process to go through because it certainly shed light into how we focus our attention differently.

ELIAS: Correct. (Chuckling) It also allows you some understanding of what is in occurrence in filtering energy and reconfiguring energy through different areas of consciousness to be expressed in a manner which shall be cohesive in the actual expression of any particular reality, any particular area of consciousness.

In relation to physical dimensions within consciousness, there are specific configurations of energy that are filtered through different areas of consciousness to configure that energy in the design of the particular physical dimension.” [session 795, March 11, 2001]

PAUL H: “So if I could ask you at this point based on our conversation today and in the previous session, to just walk through, then, the four Regional Areas, in a very general sense, to try and give a sense of their relationship to each other in the context of the expression of essence and the holonic personality, and just what we’ve been talking about in a sense. Would you mind just trying to walk through the four?

ELIAS: In what sense?

PAUL H: In the sense of their . . . yeah, in what sense?

ELIAS: You, as essence, figuratively speaking – for consciousness is not a place and it is also not a thing – but figuratively speaking, you as essence occupy all areas of consciousness. Therefore, identifying any particular Regional Area is actually identifying different actions.

In this, Regional Area 1 is the aspect of you in which you generate the action of physicality.

Regional Area 2 is the area in which you generate the action of communication in association with Regional Area 1 and all other Regional Areas. It is the bridge to Regional Area 1, allowing for the availability of any desired information.

Regional Area 3 is the action of interconnectedness, collective, of no separation, which also, in a manner of speaking, feeds to Regional Area 1 through Regional Area 2, in the sense within Regional Area 1 of being interconnected in some manner regardless that there is the appearance of separation.

Regional Area 4 is the action of, (pause) in a manner of speaking, your archetype. In association with any action of generating any physical manifestation, this springs, figuratively speaking, from this whole of Regional Area 4. (7)

PAUL H: Thank you.

ELIAS: Which is also the part – but the whole – of the whole, of all of the other Regional Areas.

PAUL H: Does the Regional Area metaphor break down at that point, as far as my perspective is concerned?

ELIAS: As to your understanding within your physical awareness, your objective awareness, yes.

PAUL H: Now that makes perfect sense. So in theoretical terms, when we talk about this physical reality, if we deal with these four nested Regional Areas, that’s pretty much going to cover it.

ELIAS: (Nods) Yes.

PAUL H: And yet, on the other hand, consciousness in its vastness, of course, branches out in all sorts of different ways.

ELIAS: Correct.

PAUL H: And there’s just no point in referring to them as Regional Areas.

ELIAS: Correct.

PAUL H: Right. That makes sense! (Laughs)

ELIAS: This is the ongoing, infinite lotus flower.

PAUL H: Right.

ELIAS: For what you are exploring is directly associated with your physical reality and, in your terms, what is related to your physical reality and, in this, these four Regional Areas may be directly associated with physical reality – not merely your physical reality, but any physical reality.

PAUL H: Right. Right. And from the Regional Area 4 perspective, you’re saying that all physical dimensions are connected from that Regional Area focus of attention?


PAUL H: That makes sense. So as essence, then, the aspects of essence manifest in Regional Area 4. It is their choice and intent to explore these physical time frameworks from that construct, this Regional Area 3, 2, 1 (Elias nods throughout) nest unfolds and is explored from that perspective.


PAUL H: And so essence, then, of course, explores in other ways and there’s really no point in me talking about them right now! (Both laugh)

ELIAS: This is one direction. Now; beyond what is identified as Regional Area 4 you are incorporating the genuine expression of no separation, and therefore there is no distinction, so to speak, of essence, for essence is consciousness, and consciousness is not a thing; therefore there is no thing to be separated.

PAUL H: Right, right, and let me ask you this, then: As I study the different perennial philosophies and translations and interpretations – that’s referred to in the Buddhist tradition as non-dual emptiness. And they recognize that that is just a label which is meaningless in one context, (Elias nods throughout) because it’s only a description, it’s not the focus of attention itself.

ELIAS: Correct.

PAUL H: It’s not even a focus of attention.

ELIAS: (Nods) Correct. (8)

PAUL H: So these maps are somewhat accurate! (Laughs. Elias nods) In the sense of showing a non-dual source consciousness that’s unmanifest, ineffable, inexpressible and yadda-yadda, but as sort of this beyond Regional Area 4, which of course isn’t beyond, because it’s within everything.

ELIAS: Correct. But they are somewhat accurate. They are translations, and they are associated with what you know within your physical reality, and they are associated with your beliefs, but they are not entirely inaccurate.

PAUL H: And specifically, I was referring to that sort of trans-Regional Area 4 part of the nest, whatever you want to call it, because I wasn’t sure about that before, but I understand it, I can conceptualize it better now (Elias nods), and then I find great joy and amazement to see that others have at least experienced it briefly and have attempted to map it for those of us who are still in our forgetting and as we go along. (9) (Elias laughs)

And I find that consonant with what you just said about the four Regional Areas, and then trans-Regional Areas (Elias nods), that’s not even verbal, there’s no object, there’s no thing, no process, no consciousness, no energy, no perspective, but there IS…

ELIAS: Correct.

PAUL H: …basically, IS.

ELIAS: Correct.

PAUL H: That’s close enough for today!” (Both laugh) [session 1357, May 29, 2003]

End Notes:

(1) Vic’s note: the phrase “there be much more difficulty" was originally stated “though it be much more difficulty.”

(2) Paul’s note: the concept of Master Events was first introduced by Seth/Jane Roberts in Dreams, “Evolution,” and Value Fulfillment, (1986), Vol. 2, Chapter 8, session 918, June 02, 1980. It’s interesting to note that in the following chapter (9), Seth uses the term “Source Event” to help describe this action, though he focuses on the term “master events.” Interestingly, Elias also uses the term “master event” as infrequently as Seth uses “Source Event.” Regardless, it is clear that both terms describe the same phenomenon and the actual words used to describe them are of secondary importance.

Digests: find out more about Seth/Jane Roberts.

(3) Paul’s note: Elias refers here to Ruburt, the essence name used to describe Jane Roberts’ essence. Jane engaged a similar energy exchange with an energy personality essence named Seth from 1963 to 1984.

Digests: find out more about essence names.

(4) Paul’s note: a reference to the work of Seth/Ruburt/Jane Roberts called The Seth Material. Seth/Ruburt/Jane produced over 40 books of material during that time that now forms a body of the perennial philosophy called the Seth Material. (The Early Sessions, Books 1-9 are now available, [sessions 1-510].)

(5) Paul’s note: Seth formally introduced the concept of Frameworks 1 and 2 in one of his dictated books in The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, (1981), session 815, December 17, 1977, Amber-Allen, San Rafael, California, 1995. The concept had originally been introduced during a private session on September 17, 1977, according to Rob Butts’ note on pg. 63.

The concept of Frameworks of Consciousness describes closely related regions of consciousness that work together to make the physical universe, as we know it, possible. They are not stepping stones or layers of so-called higher consciousness either, but are interpenetrated within each other. Obviously, Frameworks 2, 3, 4 and beyond exist “underneath” the range of our physical senses. Elias uses the term Regional Area 1, 2, 3, 4 to describe the exact same phenomena. Specifically, Regional Area 2 describes a non-physical or nonlocal region of collective consciousness that contains all potential states or probabilities that are possible in our physical dimension, which Elias terms Regional Area 1.

Other thinkers have used different methods to describe the same thing as Seth and Elias. Physicist David Bohm uses the terms Explicate Order and Implicate Order; the Explicate Order describes physical reality and the Implicate Order describes nonphysical reality as a region that contains the “source energy” all of the potential states and probabilities possible in physical reality. Bohm even postulates Super Explicate and Super Implicate Orders that are analogous to Seth’s Frameworks 3 and 4!

This concept of source and manifest realities is not new either. There are accounts that date back to Plato that describe the same phenomena. Plato’s famous cave allegory compares physical reality to two people chained to a wall beyond the sight lines of the cave’s entrance. Thus all they ever see are the shadows projected through the mouth of the cave from a fire burning “outside.” Their chains (i.e. physical senses) limit their perceptions to the shadows on the cave’s wall, so they are unable to see the fire (i.e. source reality) “outside” of the cave.

Here’s more from the Seth material on Frameworks 3 and 4 from The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events:

“There is, incidentally, a Framework 3 and a Framework 4, in the terms of our discussion – but all such labels are, again, only for the sake of explanation. The realities are merged.” [pg. 71]

Later on, Seth describes the relationship between Jane Roberts and himself when he ‘comes through’ during a session :

“While our meetings take place in your time, and in the physical space of your house, say, the primary encounter must be a subjective inner one, an intersection of consciousnesses that is then physically experienced.”

“The encounters themselves occur in a Framework 3 environment. That framework of course, again in terms of an analogy, exists another step away from your own Framework 2. I do not want to get into a higher-or-lower hierarchy here, but the frameworks represent spheres of action. Our encounters initially take place, then, beyond the sphere that deals exclusively with either your physical world or the inner mental and psychic realm from which our present experience springs.” [pg 88]

“These frameworks, while I speak of them separately, exist one within the other, and each one impinges upon the other. To some extent you are immersed in all realities.” [pg. 89]

Finally, from The God of Jane: A Psychic Manifesto, Chapter 13, Seth on the Big Flats Affair, Moment Point Press, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2000:

“I told you that there was a Framework 3 and mentioned a Framework 4 some time ago. You must understand that I am making distinctions for your benefit.”

“Framework 2 is connected with the creativity and vitality of your world. In your terms, the dead waken in Framework 2 and move through it to Framework 3, where they can be aware of their reincarnational identities and connection with time, while being apart from a concentration upon earth realities. In those terms, the so-called dead dip in and out of earth probabilities by traveling through Framework 2, and into those probabilities connected with earth realities.”

“Some others may wind up in Framework 4, which is somewhat like Framework 2, except that it is a creative source for other kinds of realities not physically oriented at all and outside of, say, time concepts as you are used to thinking of them. In a way impossible to describe verbally, some portion of each identity also resides in Framework 4, and in all other Frameworks.” [pg. 129.]

(6) Paul T.’s note: I meant to say Regional Area 2.

(7) Paul’s note: it’s interesting that Elias places Jung’s archetypes within Regional Area 4. However, this is cursory information at best and not too much should be read into his statement until further clues are given. Also, according to Elias Regional Area 3 is where the action of transition occurs. It’s possible that these archetypes also play a role there.

Digests: find out more about the action of transition.

(8) the perennial wisdom traditions all say something similar, namely, that “nondual emptiness” must be experienced directly. Words like Holy Ghost, Void, Emptiness, Shunyata, Dharmadhata, Turiya, Witness, Unborn, Buddha-mind, Atman, Brahman, I-I, All-That-Is (Seth), and all-of-consciousness (Elias) attempt to convey the ineffable subtleties of this “always already” perspective.

(9) Paul’s note: I referred to the following diagram that shows multiple maps of All-That-Is from various premodern traditions in terms of Levels of Reality (All-That-Is) and Levels of Selfhood (essence).

The Great Chain of Being

From Ken Wilber, A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science, and Spirituality, Shambhala, Boston, MA, 2000, p. 68.

Note that Seth’s four Frameworks and Elias’ four Regional Areas map to Levels of Reality. Also, Seth’s outer ego, subconscious, inner ego and Elias’ objective awareness, avenues of communication, subjective awareness map to Levels of Selfhood.

From an integral conscious creation viewpoint, the idea is to remind ourselves that the words and maps are not the actual territory. They are merely our best attempts within any Now to map All-That-Is and the psyche (essence). The point, then, is to take the words and maps with a grain of salt, and simultaneously seek to “remember” what they signify, namely, our “always already” nondual Source (or Seth’s “unknown” reality).

For more info see What is Integral Conscious Creation?.

Digests – see also: | absolutes | aspects of essence; an overview | avenues of communication | becoming | belief systems; an overview | choices/agreements | dimension | dimensional veils | distortion | About Elias | energy centers (body) | energy deposits | essence; an overview | focus of essence; an overview | imagination | impressions | impulses | information | noticing self | objective/subjective awareness | perception | probabilities | Regional Area 1 | Regional Area 2 | Regional Area 3 | Regional Area 4 | relgion (spirituality) | remembrance of essence | separation | shift in consciousness | Source Events | transition | waking state/dream state | widening awareness | you create your reality |

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