the belief system of perception
ELIAS: “I have stressed many times, from the onset of our sessions, the importance of interaction. The reason this interaction holds importance is to allow you alternate perceptions. Within our time that we have been engaged together, you have offered yourselves many examples of altering perceptions. You draw upon these experiences many times, but you continue to not make the connection! You continue to view the difficulty in shifting perception. You think, within your objective self, that you must incorporate a method, or you think there must be a process, or you think it shall be very difficult to shift. I have expressed many times to you, there is no difficulty within shifting. You need only perceive differently.
“If you are needing of a method to be perceiving differently, this too has been offered, within this company and these sessions – interaction with each other – for each of you holds individual perceptions. In this, you offer each other alterations in perception. You may hold a belief system and your perception will follow this belief system, but as you have agreed to be widening, if you are incorporating helpfulness through interaction, you may also be accepting of another’s perception. In this is your method, to allowing yourselves to widen belief systems.” [session 102, June 30, 1996]
ELIAS: “I have expressed previously that you have created these belief systems as explanations to yourselves of elements that you have forgotten, and these belief systems are an intricate part of your reality within this particular dimension and may not be eliminated. But they may be accepted, and in this acceptance you also shall be accepting of self, and in this acceptance of self you merge all of the elements of self within an objective manner to be creating of the perception of wholeness objectively, for your perception also is creating of your reality. It is influenced by your belief systems, and your perception is the aspect of yourself that is creating of your individual reality and your reality en masse, but your perception is altered within your acceptance of self. Therefore, your experience is also altered.” [session 331, October 16, 1998]
ELIAS: “As you enter physical focus and physically manifest within this dimension, you choose a physical body type and function, a gender. You also choose an orientation. The orientation may fit to either gender. All three of the orientations may fit with either gender. Therefore, they cross over each other, and one does not dictate the other. This is another element of your belief system that creates great confusion within you, for as you DO identify so very strongly with genders, you confuse yourselves with orientations, for the orientations do not fit with one particular gender. They are not associated directly with each other.
“Orientation is your perception. It is what is creating your perception. Your beliefs are influencing of your perception and therefore create your perception also, but your orientation is an ingredient of your perception.
“Your perception is how you view yourself, how you view your world, how you interact with your world, how you interact with yourself, with each other, and HOW YOU CREATE YOUR REALITY. You create your reality through your perception. Perception is not visual seeing. Perception is not limited to your thought process. It is not limited to emotion. It is all-encompassing, and that element of yourself that you do not identify as a thing, for it is not your body and it is not your brain. It is that element of yourself that creates your reality, that places you in the awareness of reality within this physical dimension. It is your awareness, your objective awareness.” [session 381, April 09, 1999]
ELIAS: “Perception is not the you of you. Your orientation and your emotion, in this physical manifestation – not in all of essence, but in this particular physical dimension – your perception is created by your emotion and your sexuality. Those are the elements that are the you of you, the ingredients that are what comprises you, as you know yourself physically. Your perception is created by these elements, and is that aspect of you that therefore creates your reality.” [session 381, April 09, 1999]
ELIAS: “Your worth is not dictated by the expression or opinion or perception of any other individual. Your worth is not dictated by your actions or your experiences. Therefore, your worth is not dictated by what you create. Your worth is YOU, and this is not reflected by what you create or your experiences or the opinions or the perceptions of any other individual. It is not even dictated by your own perception!” [session 427, July 19, 1999]
ELIAS: “You may identify through your perception the definition of physical pain, and you may define this within yourself as bad, as uncomfortable, as negative; an element of your reality which you wish to be eliminating of or changing. Another individual may create physical pain within their reality, and through their perception it is identified as pleasurable, and is not viewed as a negative element or an element to be eliminated, but to be perpetuated.
“I have been expressing recently to many individuals the discussions that there are no absolutes, but you hold thought processes within your physical reality identifying certain elements of your reality as absolute.
“I am offering you information, that you may allow yourselves to be understanding that there are no absolutes. All that you create within your physical reality is dependent upon your perception, and your perception is not an absolute. It is quite changeable.” [session 472, September 19, 1999]
ELIAS: “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.” [session 488, October 20, 1999]
HOWARD: “Well, perhaps the word or the phrase ‘co-creator’ ought to be changed to participant.”
ELIAS: “You may substitute.
“This terminology of co-creator may be incorporating a TREMENDOUS avenue for misunderstanding. It may be incorporated undistortedly IN SOME EXPRESSIONS, but only in the realization first that all of your reality YOU are individually creating. For the incorporation of this type of terminology of co-creator holds with it the assumption that other individuals or other aspects of your reality – even your weather – are entities in themselves that are creating your reality for you or with you, and neither of these actions is correct.
“In this, I shall express once again, all of your individual, unique reality is created through the expression of your perception. This be the reason that I speak with you so very frequently concerning this subject of perception, for your perception, as individually expressed by yourself, IS in actuality creating every aspect of your reality, EVEN your interaction and viewing of other individuals.” [session 629, June 04, 2000]
ELIAS: “Each of you – every individual that is manifest within this dimension upon your planet – holds a unique perception, in like manner to your fingerprints. Perception is so very highly unique that no two individuals throughout the entirety of your history create the same perception. It is HIGHLY individualized. Therefore, if perception is the instrument which creates your reality – and it is – and it is highly unique and individualized through your individual creation, all of your reality is also highly individualized and unique.” [session 646, June 17, 2000]
ELIAS: “Perception objectively is an elusive expression, one that is not easily defined. I may express to you that it is an instrument, that it is, in a manner of speaking, a mechanism of you, but it is not a mechanism or an instrument that you may view in solid form, and therefore it becomes abstract and elusive, and you experience difficulty in defining and identifying what perception is.
“In this, as you allow yourselves to view the affectingness of your perceptions, as you allow yourselves to view the creations of your perceptions, you also allow yourselves to not concern yourselves as much with the definition of this mechanism, but rather allow yourselves to begin an understanding and a recognition of the movement of it and how to be manipulating of it.
“It is a tool, in like manner to a tool of a physical hammer that you may engage in physical activity. You incorporate a hammer to facilitate an action of building. You incorporate perception as an instrument, a tool that builds your reality.” [session 691, September 12, 2000]
ELIAS: “You express energy in every choice, every moment, of your focus, and as you express energy, other individuals receive that energy, and from that blueprint of energy which you project, the other individual thusly creates an image of what you have created through their perception.
“In a manner of speaking, this type of interaction and movement may be viewed similarly to a projector camera, in which the film is fed through as the projection of energy, and the camera thusly projects an image outwardly of that energy which has been inputted into it.
“… Each individual creates this movement in interaction with other individuals.
“Now; at times, the projection from your perception may be filtered through different lenses, so to speak, which color the picture and alter the projection, and therefore, at times, may be viewed as distorting the projection. In these situations, you are creating your own image of the interaction and not necessarily projecting the energy which has been received from the other individual, but rather have substituted that energy in relation to your own issues, your own fears, your own beliefs that discard the projection of energy from the other individual and replace it with your own projection of energy. Or, at times, you may reconfigure the energy that you receive from another individual and create a new translation of that in association with your own beliefs, issues, fears and assessments, and also your own communications within self.
“… What you directly interact with in each of your realities is your perception. Therefore, what you are directly interactive with in relation to another individual is your perception of the other individual.
“What you directly interact with in relation to an actual other individual is not the physical matter, is not the physical form of that individual, but the projection of their energy to you and your acceptance of that energy as a blueprint to be creating your image of the other individual.” [session 797, March 14, 2001]
ELIAS: “If you are perceiving that you are being projected to in energy in threat, if your perception is that you are receiving [a] threat, you shall automatically express defense; and [a] threat may be expressed not merely in aggression but it may be expressed merely in the simplicity of difference. For as you engage differences in perceptions, you view this to be threatening, for you validate yourselves through sameness. You seek out sameness. If other individuals express differently, this is unacceptable, and you express to yourselves that you do not understand.
“Let me express to you, other individuals are not in actuality different from you. They may objectively display different choices or express behaviors differently, for they are accessing different qualities of consciousness and expressing them through objective physical reality, but you are ALL consciousness. You all hold the SAME qualities. You merely choose to tap different expressions of those qualities, and as you choose to tap certain qualities, you focus your attention upon those qualities, exploring your own expression of them to the exclusion of acceptance of other expressions of qualities for they are different, and you are paying attention to YOUR choice of qualities.
“This is not wrong; this is not bad. But within this time framework in this shift in consciousness, you are offering yourselves the opportunity to widen your awareness and become accepting of all other individuals’ choices of expressions, recognizing that they are also yours, for they shall not be within your reality if you are not choosing these expressions also.” [session 800, March 18, 2001]
ELIAS: “I may express to you, forgiveness is yet again an expression that is not what it appears to be. There are many aspects of your reality that are not what they appear to be.
“Forgiveness, in your definition, is an action that you view to be positive and reinforcing and necessary to be moving into acceptance. I may express to you, this is the wolf in sheep’s clothing, for forgiveness, in actuality, is the discounting of another individual, expressing within yourself that another individual has wronged or hurt or been injurious to you. No other individual may be those expressions to you, for essences are not intrusive, and you create all of your reality. Therefore if you are experiencing injury, you have created that within yourself. Another individual does not create that against you. This is a facet of your perception and the power of your perception.
“In this, forgiveness discounts another individual and expresses that there is some element concerning the other individual that needs be fixed, or that they are inadequate in their expression, or that they are wrong – and there is no wrong. It also discounts you, for as you move into an expression of forgiveness with another individual, you are discounting your own choices and your ability to adequately create your reality without incorporating the role as a victim.
“... It is also another expression of reinforcing ‘victim.’ For if you are a victim, you have created an inability for choice, and your perception of this is inadequate or wrong or bad.” [session 848, June 09, 2001]
LESLIE: “What IS perception?”
ELIAS: “Perception is a mechanism that you incorporate in consciousness, in physical manifestation, which projects outwardly from yourself and actually creates and generates ALL of the physical manifestations.” [session 942, October 28, 2001]
ELIAS: “The point of transition is not merely to shed beliefs associated with any particular physical dimension, but also to shed the objective awareness, for it is unnecessary. Objective awareness is generated only in association with physical dimensions, with physical realities. Perception is a tool of the objective awareness; therefore it also is not necessary. In nonphysical areas of consciousness there is no perception. It is associated merely with physical realities. But that is a strong configuration of energy and is not immediately shed merely that you choose to disengage. That is what I am expressing to you. That is also a process that generates a beginning.” [session 1474, November 23, 2003]
BALBINA: “Suppose somebody knows what he wants. Can we use imagination then as constructing ... this reality?”
ELIAS: “It may be helpful; it is a communication. Therefore, imagination does not construct. Perception constructs. But it may be helpful in the construction of what you want as allowing that communication to influence the perception.” [session 1574, June 05, 2004]
BILL: “Elias? You’re talking about this wave of perception. I’ve been noticing personally, in going into some of the forums, how critically important our use of language is. Perception, before I came across you, I understood as something I take in. As I understand you using ‘perception,’ perception is basically what we use to project outward.”
ELIAS: “It is both. It is how you filter information and it is how you project outwardly and create reality.”
BILL: “So you can use the word ‘understanding’ almost interchangeably with the taking-in part of perception?”
ELIAS: “Somewhat, for you can input information that you may not necessarily initially understand, and that will also influence what you project outwardly. Therefore, understanding is not necessarily a requirement. It can be associated with what you input to yourself, but not entirely.
“For there are many elements of information that you input to yourself, even in interactions with other individuals. You may encounter another individual that expresses such difference from yourself that you genuinely do not understand their expression or their perception, and you do not understand the possibility of their perspective. But you are inputting that information to yourself regardless, whether you understand it or not, and it is influencing of your perception and what you project outwardly and create in your reality. Many times what you do not understand influences you to generate stronger absolutes.”
BILL: “And the understanding comes through thought’s interpretation of it?”
ELIAS: “It can.”
BILL: “Or you could just get the feeling of knowing?”
BILL: “But thought plays a part in the understanding, or it can play a part?”
ELIAS: “It can, yes. It is dependent upon your attention.”
BILL: “So you’re using perception as input and output?
BILL: “And the input not necessarily with understanding?”
CARL: “It’s like if you listen to a foreign language, you’re inputting it but you don’t understand it.”
ELIAS: “Correct. Precisely.” [session 2116, October 21, 2006]
ELIAS: “... what is important is to understand the acceptance of the differences. You all incorporate differences to a degree, and in some situations and in relation to cultures, there are at times significant differences. It is natural for you to dislike or disagree with differences, for when you present differences to yourself, it presents a threat.
“Now; what is the threat of the differences? When you present differences to yourself, the threat is your identity, for your rightness in whatever your associations are is entangled with your own identity. It is a part of your identity. Therefore, if you encounter differences, that threatens your identity, for it is very important for most individuals to be right. And in your own guidelines, you are.
“This is the reason that you incorporate your guidelines. They are right for you. They govern your behavior; they govern how you will express yourself. How you express yourself may not be right for another individual. In that, that difference will create a threat, and the other individual, in like manner to yourself, will respond in opposition. It is a matter of becoming aware that your perception is not absolute. There is not one absolute right reality. There is your reality, which is very associated with your guidelines, and that may be right for you, but it may not be right for another individual. It is not absolute.
“Just as you expressed previously in this forum that you interact with other individuals and you choose to interact in a manner that is somewhat antagonistic. In this, you recognize that you are not necessarily changing the perception or the opinion of another individual, but it is your choice to express yourself in this manner.
“Now; to another individual that incorporates different guidelines from you, that may be perceived as threatening, for it is different, and they will respond in an opposing manner and project an opposing energy.
“It is not necessary to understand what another individual’s guidelines are or what their perception is. What is important is to recognize that there are differences, that you are all different, that as many individuals as you can gather that will support your guidelines, your opinions, your preferences, there are equally as many individuals that another individual in another culture can gather to support their opinion and their preferences and their guidelines. Does that generate the basis for rightness for either of you, how much support you can gather that is similar to yourself? No. It merely is a reinforcement that there are other individuals that may incorporate a similar perception to yourself, but that does not express that it is right or that it is wrong. It is right for you, and that will influence you in how you express yourself.
“Changing perception is not necessarily changing your opinion or changing your preferences. It is not necessarily changing that now you agree with another individual or now you like this culture. Perhaps you will not. Perhaps you will not throughout the entirety of your focus. But you can accept that their perception, their choices, their preferences are equally valid as your own.
“If you can acknowledge that another individual’s perception is equally as valid as your own and you are not experiencing the threat of the difference, there is no necessity for war. There is no necessity for conflict, for it is not necessary to convince the other individual that you are right and they are wrong. It is not necessary for you to defend yourself, for you can incorporate that confidence in your own perception that it is right for you. Therefore, it is not necessary to defend it; it is not necessary to boast it; it is not necessary to impose it. You can allow the other individual to express their perception without the attempt to change it, and they can create their reality in the manner that they choose. Which, if neither is threatening each other, you can coexist in your differences, for there is no longer a threat that one is right and one is wrong, and therefore the one that is wrong must be changed.” [session 2482, April 04, 2008]
ELIAS: “Consciousness seems to you to be a very ‘tricky business’ – elusive; an element to be pondered, but never quite to be understood. I say to you, it is not quite so difficult to be understanding of consciousness and its action if you are only viewing, if you are shifting your focus, which we have spoken of from the ‘time’ of our first encounter physically within this developmental focus. Qualification! (Grinning) Many times, we have incorporated the elements of consciousness and your ability to be noticing. It is amusing that you incorporate, still, very much difficulty with these connections. Shifting perception is much easier than you create it to be! When I express to you that you need only shift your perception, I am not expressing that you turn completely around and be facing in another direction! Think only of using your peripheral vision.
We shall express the example of an archer and his target. If the archer is focusing upon the target, the arrow will fly straight. If the archer is expressing to himself a noticing ‘off’ the direction and the target, the arrow will ‘most probably’ not engage the target efficiently. If he is viewing the wind velocity, the temperature, the angle of his bow, his footing, his balance, he is not concentrating upon the mark. Therefore, the arrow is not directed. He may stand in one position, and dependent upon his perception, the arrow will fly differently.
If you are viewing straight forward continuously and never noticing elements that are ‘slightly off’ of your immediate perception, you deny yourself many choices and many knowings of reality. It is only dependent upon your perception and shifting of your perception, noticing that you have been indoctrinated in one area of thinking. When you are noticing that your thinking continually ‘pulls back’ to one focus, you may lean to the side and notice another perception.
All things are not always what they appear to be, but you possess the ability to be viewing reality in many different directions; this being also your ‘method,’ so to speak, if you must incorporate a method, (smiling) for changing your reality. The action of shifting your perception within consciousness may offer you information without physical movement at all, for your understanding of situations may change. Your vision of probabilities may widen simply by shifting your perception. Therefore, I say to you, consciousness is not an elusive, mystical concept that you may not grasp, but it is a magical element that you possess. (Long pause) Very quiet! (Chuckling) And we have no questions? Obviously not, for we are all so very connected and understanding of these concepts! (Grinning, and another long pause)
VICKI: Okay, I have a question.
ELIAS: Of course, Oh Asker of Questions! (Laughter) Proceed!
VICKI: Okay. You mentioned visualizing probabilities. Are the probabilities that are available to you engaged by the visualization of them?
ELIAS: It is dependent upon your desire. You may be concentrating quite intensely and visualizing, ‘I am wishing for a new automobile. I am visualizing a very bright blue automobile, which I am wishing to be materializing immediately!’ I wager it will not, although you do possess the ability to accomplish this, but you do not believe that you do; but within this wishing, this may not necessarily be in alignment with your true desires. Within your self, and true connection with self, your self will not betray you and will seek its ultimate expression. It always leans to your benefit.
Your consciousness is always connected with what you would term to be your highest or most perfect good, although ... (looking at Vicki, who says, ‘there is no bad or good!’ and Elias grins) Correct; but these are terms that you incorporate and belief systems that you also cling to very firmly. Therefore, within this ‘accepted system,’ your consciousness is aware of your belief systems and how far they reach, or do not. It will strive for your ‘best interest’ inwardly. This is not to say that you do not possess the ability to thwart these efforts, for you do, and you are quite efficient at accomplishing this! Your intuition expresses one thing to you. Your intellect may very well override this expression and ‘move on’ itself, moving you with it, with your permission.
I will express that it is quite amusing that Michael [Mary] expresses that his consciousness is seemingly ‘running away’ with its own ideas without his permission and without his knowledge. Very, very incorrect! Your intuition speaks to you continuously. You are aware. You only do not listen. Be remembering of our small story of the little one, ‘mother, mother, mother, mother mother!’ (Banging on the table) And mother is not paying attention; this being your intuition, which is continually in communication with you. You are striving to ‘reach the point,’ so to speak, at which there will be no ‘foot-stomping’ before the attention is gained; to be listening to the intuition before conflict is engaged.
You have created a scenario within physical focus of aligning yourselves with your scientific belief systems so well that you automatically listen to the intellect. The intellect, as I have expressed, is a great asset to you, but its function is not to be incorporating all decisions alone. It does not understand how to properly function alone. Therefore, it creates information to reinforce itself. You may view this within your physical expression continuously. You will create elements to reinforce your own belief systems, and simultaneously your intuition will be continuously expressing, ‘mother, mother, mother, mother,’ and you will not listen, but you are beginning to shift your perception.
I will also within all fairness express for Michael’s [Mary’s] benefit, in [not] wishing to incur angriness at using his example, that he also is moving in what you term to be a forward direction, in incorporating a greater understanding of the intuition; in seeing the small voice and listening, and following that voice also.
... CHARLES SR: Question. You spoke of archer, the archer. The target remains the same. The concentration remains the same. The archer can be anywhere, and the target is the same. Why, even though distance be the same, the archer seeks a heavier bow? It doesn’t change a heavy conveyance of the arrow to the target. It doesn’t change the lob, or it doesn’t change the ... it changes the lob, it changes the directness, and it may even change the time of getting there, but is this a weakness or is this a failure because he strives to go for a heavier bow, even though the first one, the results are the same? Is there any reason for going for the heavier?
ELIAS: I will express to you, first of all, there is no failure. You do not fail. You perceive that you may fail, for you attach belief systems upon your perception. In actuality, you do not fail. You incorporate different experiences for your knowledge. I will also express to you that your striving within this area is only an expression of ‘pushing your perception’ so to speak; testing your limitations or lack of limitations. This also will be in conjunction with your alignment to specific essence families. I have expressed to you a greetings this evening, for although within your present perception you do not incorporate a remembrance, I do.
... Through your inner senses, you may connect with vibrational tones. Everything within your perception incorporates a vibrational tone. Your table incorporates a vibrational tone. Every molecule, every atom, every unit of consciousness (1) incorporates a vibrational tone. Therefore, within your inner senses your ‘objective,’ so to speak, would be to be connecting with an individual scenario of connection of vibrational tones, of which there are more than you may count.
... (Vic’s note: Elias departs at 8:27 PM., and pops back in at 9:07 PM. We were sitting outside discussing the concepts of consciousness and essence, and Mary announced ‘out of the blue’ that we better go back inside if we wanted the pop-in on tape. We went inside and Elias arrived immediately, before Mary even had a chance to sit down. Present were Mary, Vicki, Ron, and Jim; the others had left earlier.)
ELIAS: My chair, Holmes! (Ron gets the rocking chair) One point for Michael [Mary] for acknowledging impressions! He will be excited at his acquiring of an extra point! (Laughter) I have used as an example your time frame only for your understanding, for there is no time incorporation. Also, essence did not create consciousness. Consciousness is. Consciousness creates all.
I have expressed the usage of a time frame for your perception in expressing consciousness as original, and essence springing from consciousness. In actuality, there is no time frame. All is simultaneous. All is in a state of becoming, as is also The Creating Universal One And Whole, which is not completed, which is ongoing, which is present always, now.
JIM: Is The Creating Universal One And Whole consciousness?
ELIAS: And more.
JIM: And more. And more being?
ELIAS: I have expressed that this is not a ‘being.’ You create your images of god in your likeness, for this is what you understand. This is what you may attach to. Therefore, you interpret god as a being, for you interpret yourselves as a being. Therefore, you contain your perception of god. As I have expressed previously, a very small word for a very small concept! There are no bounds.
VICKI: So does that mean we should not perceive ourselves as a being either?
ELIAS: It would not be possible for you to perceive yourselves in any other fashion; for within your perception, which is your reality, you are a being. Within all of your focuses, you are a being. Within essence, you are not. God is an experience. It is a movement; an action; all encompassing. All consciousness springs from it. (Pause)
Interesting. (Grinning) I allow for the opportunity for questions, and I receive not a one. I allow for interaction, I receive many. This subject will be ongoing. I have only introduced this to you this evening quite briefly. It will be difficult to be expressing of this subject to you and it will incorporate distortion, for this is unavoidable within your language and understanding, for you may not perceive of the immensity of the experience of which I speak. It is automatic to you to be viewing an immense being which you express is beyond your comprehension, but you attach a comprehension to this immense being! This ‘being’ does not exist! What exists is the totality of experience.
VICKI: And all consciousness springs from that?
JIM: From experience? Want, the desire to create an experience?
ELIAS: (Grinning) This being your distortion!
JIM: Yes, indeed.
ELIAS: I have expressed it would be helpful to you to engage your conceptualization (2); for within your perception and your understanding and your language, it is not possible to express to you the totality of ‘It.’
VICKI: So physical focus is one way in which we experience.
VICKI: And there are lots of other ways.
ELIAS: Far beyond your present imagination. You incorporate physical manifestations far beyond your imagination, and beyond this you incorporate experiences also; for within the totality of essence, you are not a ‘contained being.’ You are not a closed system.
VICKI: Your interaction with us, is this basically for your own experience?
ELIAS: Partially. I have expressed previously to Ron, within his question to me, ‘Do I learn from you as you learn from me?’, to which I expressed negative. I repeat this presently. Although within the experience of essence, within the interaction of essence and continued connection and becoming, I gain experience through all focuses and also through all experiences, as does all other elements of All-That-Is. (3) There are no sections.
JIM: From where you are, you can experience All-That-Is?
ELIAS: As do you also. (Smiling)
JIM: In our limited ... because we have limited perception, we think we do. We limit ourselves.
ELIAS: Correct. My perception to you may appear to be wider. I incorporate a greater understanding of my experiences and encounters and interaction. Therefore, my understanding of connection is greater. This is not to say that you do not possess the same ability. You only limit your perception. You do this for reasons. You have chosen this physical manifestation for its unique experiences. Therefore, in this you intentionally limit your perception to enhance the individual experiences.” [session 79, March 17, 1996]
ELIAS: “You are what you believe yourselves to be, not you believe yourselves to be what you are. You create what you believe, not you believe what you create. Your perception follows your beliefs, not the other way around! This evening, I shall engage with you as you view your perceptions of what you create, of what you are, of what you believe; for these form your reality within this physical focus. You may alter this reality. You continually hold the ability to change this reality. There are no closed systems. Underline entire sentence!
You have all incorporated experiences recently, within your individual focuses, presenting yourselves with the opportunity to view how you perceive your reality, what you create, and who you are. You have moved into an area where you have presented yourselves with the opportunity to alter your perceptions of your reality. This is the point of your shift. We offer information to you, in the hopefulness that you shall incorporate this information and use this helpfulness to avoid trauma within your shift by allowing yourselves, in smaller increments, to be shifting.
Do not be fooled by your rationale, within your scientifically logical minds, which suggests to you that within your physically-focused psyche, you either possess complete control of all that you encounter, or you possess no control of all that you encounter. Neither of these concepts are, in actuality, complete or correct. They are perceptions which you accept into your reality. As I have stated, your perceptions always, underline, follow your beliefs.
The point of your shift is to widen your awareness of belief systems, and to be accepting of these belief systems. Within acceptance of belief systems, you feel no need, inside of you individually, to hold control; for you hold the understanding of the true control, if you choose to use this term, that you already possess. There is, in actuality, no issue of control! You choose the issue of control within physical; not only this particular physical focus, but all dimensions of physical focus.
As you widen your awareness of belief systems, you also, as you have recently viewed, begin to incorporate an understanding of how your belief systems align with mass belief systems. In this, I shall also express to you that within the area of mass belief systems, you very effectively restrict your individual selves. You have learned to distrust and discount yourselves. You have learned, through alignment with mass belief systems, that it is unsafe to be expressing of your individuality. Therefore, you ‘squelch’ or you deny your individual talents, creativity, and abilities; for if you are expressing of these abilities individually, you set yourselves apart. You become ‘different.’ (Grinning)
Within your mass accepted psychological ‘norm,’ you believe you must be the same. Therefore you hold belief systems the same. You may view yourselves individually. You may express to me, ‘I do not align with mass belief systems.’ I shall express to you, you are incorrect! You do hold to mass belief systems. You accept these. As I have stated, within a widening of awareness, you allow yourselves the perception of your alignment with mass belief systems. In this, you allow yourselves the opportunity to widen these beliefs, and truly be accepting of them, and allow them to fly away.
As I have stated this evening, you have each incorporated situations individually, within your recent time period, as have all other individuals, which have served for your viewing of belief systems that you hold. Many individuals, within what you view to be the masses, in these early stages of your shift, do not consciously recognize the elements they are presenting to themselves. Therefore, within a waking consciousness state objectively, they do not act upon conscious widening of awareness. Therefore, the action of widening is slowed. You within this company, and many others also, have chosen to allow yourselves to view and to become aware. As I have stated previously, this process is not always what you view to be ‘comfortable!’ (Grinning, as we all crack up)
GAIL: To say the least!
ELIAS: This is not necessary! (Humorously) ‘Oh, fine, Elias! Very well for you to say, for you occupy existence within non-physical focus, and do not deal with physical things!’ (Laughter) It matters not. Your perception is all that need be altered. (Smiling)
You may incorporate any physical situation and you always hold choices. You always hold different perceptions. You may choose to lock yourselves into one prevailing belief system and perception, but this also would be your choice! If you are wishing to be avoiding conflict and trauma, this is within your abilities!
I have stressed many times, from the onset of our sessions, the importance of interaction. The reason this interaction holds importance is to allow you alternate perceptions. Within our time that we have been engaged together, you have offered yourselves many examples of altering perceptions. You draw upon these experiences many times, but you continue to not make the connection! You continue to view the difficulty in shifting perception. You think, within your objective self, that you must incorporate a method, or you think there must be a process, or you think it shall be very difficult to shift. I have expressed many times to you, there is no difficulty within shifting. You need only perceive differently.
If you are needing of a method to be perceiving differently, this too has been offered, within this company and these sessions – interaction with each other – for each of you holds individual perceptions. In this, you offer each other alterations in perception. You may hold a belief system and your perception will follow this belief system, but as you have agreed to be widening, if you are incorporating helpfulness through interaction, you may also be accepting of another’s perception. In this is your method, to allowing yourselves to widen belief systems.
I tell you truly, which you may communicate also to our new friends; you may choose to view presently, within this now, that you will not experience trauma in conjunction with this shift ... but, you will. You may look to your individual experiences, and you may view within this present now individually, not en masse, how the engagement of very strong base belief systems causes trauma. If you incorporate your multiplication, viewing mass events and mass consciousness, shifting mass belief systems causes trauma. Your expression of non-acceptance of these concepts is only an attempt at physically-focused control. You shall eliminate much, much conflict by allowing yourselves to view the unnecessary element of control issues, for you allow yourselves acceptance of self and trust of self in this, which far out-weighs your small concept of control. If you are trusting of self, you feel no need to be controlling of self or any other element.
We shall incorporate interaction, for you each have elements to share that you have learned through engaging your individual issues with belief systems; and if you are confused I shall be helpful. I shall not be picking upon Shynla [Cathy] this evening! Lawrence [Vicki] shall begin!
GAIL: You’re on the hot spot! (Much laughter)
VICKI: What have I learned ...
ELIAS: Which belief systems have you chosen to engage?
VICKI: It appears to me to be belief systems of right and wrong. More specifically, in this specific situation, of how we view and believe about our families, our children, our relatives, and the connections between them. Also, of passing judgment on other people as a result of their choices, putting those choices into categories of right and wrong also, because they don’t agree with your own belief systems.
ELIAS: And you view presently the alignment with mass belief systems in this area?
VICKI: Yes. From talking to other people, it’s quite evident that this is shared by most people, it seems to me.
ELIAS: And express to us how you view a shifting in perception, which allows a widening of belief systems. (Pause)
VICKI: Well ... That’s a tough question!
ELIAS: Do not be discounting of self!
VICKI: Well, I think I’ve shifted perception in such a way as to realize that my perception is based on what I expect to perceive, on my expectations, and that I will perceive what I expect to perceive.
ELIAS: Quite correct, as we have stated this evening; as you have experienced with your alien creature! (4) (Grinning)
VICKI: Yes! (Laughing)
ELIAS: Which I shall also add a note that this was not only perception, but as I stated earlier, you create what you believe. Therefore, within a brief time period, you created, in actuality, what you believed, therefore allowing yourself to view actual life.
VICKI: It was reality at that point in time!
ELIAS: Quite correct! I have stated many times to you, that what you perceive physically is not necessarily what you think, and you may create whatever you choose! If you are viewing within a strong belief of an element, you shall physically create this, and it shall bear you out and be what you perceive. And, as you offered yourself an alteration in belief, the creature changed, and your viewing of the creature, and your perception of it, also changed.
VICKI: Rather immediately!
ELIAS: Immediately! Spontaneously shifting perception with no difficulty! And, where do you view your shifting within your perceptions of belief systems?
VICKI: Another tough question! (Laughter) I guess some shifting into an area of more acceptance of other people’s perception, and maybe understanding that their perception is just as real to them as mine is to me, and within that, it is the way that it is.
ELIAS: Therefore within this, the concept of creating a reality is becoming a reality!
VICKI: Yes ...
ELIAS: The concept of the affectingness of belief systems, and their strength, is becoming a reality, correct?
ELIAS: ... Continuing; your perception follows your beliefs. Underline entire sentence! Once again: We have expressed many times, you may acquire a belief system instantaneously. Altering or widening a belief system may not occur so instantaneously, for you do not believe that it shall! Therefore, your perception follows your beliefs. You may acquire a belief of burning feet!
GAIL: I did, too! (Laughing)
ELIAS: You believe this, therefore you hold the perception. You may alter your perception, but if you are not engaging the belief and allowing for a widening of the belief, your perception may remain the same.
GAIL: I tried real hard!
ELIAS: This seeming to be quite common within physical focus! Be understanding, this is where your conflict lies, that you try so hard! (Grinning) We have expressed effortlessness, over and over and over again, which is not synonymous with trying so hard! You may instantaneously alter a belief or a perception by engaging a belief. If you believe a creature to exist, you shall perceive a creature! It shall be a reality, as hot sand shall be a reality. You may also effortlessly, without ‘trying so hard,’ alter this and offer yourself new information, changing your belief and altering your perception with no effort. If you are engaging effort, you are holding to the existing belief, and struggling against its reality that you have already accepted. (Pause) Food for thought! (Laughter) We shall continue. Shynla [Cathy] shall be first, after our break! (Grinning at Cathy)
CATHY: Yeah, she was gonna break at the break, too! She’s so brave, she’s still here! (Laughter) Well, you have your right and wrong, your good and bad, my issue of control, my issue of trust, my issue of acceptance of self, and then there’s responsibility, and fear of inadequacy.
ELIAS: Choose! (We all crack up)
CATHY: I’m vacillating between the fear of inadequacy and the responsibility issue.
ELIAS: Very good!
CATHY: I said the word fear. Fear, fear, fear! I don’t know. I think I view all these things, but ...
ELIAS: And how have you manifest? (Grinning)
CATHY: Oh, stop! Vicki’s just been waiting for this one! (Laughter) The stupid foxtail thing and the dog, okay? (5) (We’re all losing it!)
ELIAS: Quite creative!
CATHY: Thank you! Well, I viewed it for a week before I did something about it! That was a pretty big deal for me! I kept waiting for it to poke its little head out the other side, but it just kept making a longer track. So, I just had it taken care of. I told myself, ‘Okay, it manifested. You should look at this, and just let it go now.’ But I’m still paranoid about it! But I’m trying to view it and let it go. But I don’t know that I’m doing such a good job of it!
ELIAS: So, you manifest influencing a creation, within cooperation of your animal, of this foxtail plant embedded within its body, which reinforces your belief system that you hold a responsibility for this creature, and also to its care, within agreement with other individuals. Your belief system is your personal responsibility, which you control in manipulating your environment personally. And which mass belief system do you correlate this to?
CATHY: (Obviously very frustrated) The mass belief system that if there’s foxtails, and your dog is out running around, it’s gonna get one! There’s a really good chance that one is gonna embed itself in it! And it’s reinforced when you go to the vet and he says, ‘I knew I was gonna make a lot of money when I moved here, over these little things right here!’
ELIAS: (Grinning) The mass belief system that you align to holds little significance to the individual foxtail!
(Vic’s note: I have to say, it’s hysterical to hear Elias say ‘foxtail’ with his accent!)
CATHY: Then what is it? I don’t know what it is! Clueless!
ELIAS: The belief system that you align with, held within mass belief systems, is that you hold a responsibility, through agreement, for your creatures, and that you create their reality. Creatures, within your mass belief systems, do not create their own reality, for they do not hold rational thinking. Therefore, the belief system is that you are responsible for them and their creations. They do not think for themselves; you must think for them. They do not create for themselves, therefore you must create for them. You also align with the mass belief system for the need of animal physicians. (Pause)
CATHY: I don’t know what to say!
ELIAS: Creatures are quite capable, and do create their own reality, just as does an atom or a cell. They may align with your creations, within an expression of helpfulness, for your awareness, for they do not hold the belief systems that you hold. They do not create physicians to care for them, for they hold an innate sense – a knowing – that they may heal themselves. Therefore, it is unnecessary for their creation of this occupation. This is a human creation. You align with this creation within mass belief systems. Express now, how you believe that you are engaging these belief systems and altering your perception.
CATHY: Oh man! Altering my perception? I don’t know. I don’t know!
ELIAS: (Chuckling) Ah, Shynla [Cathy]! Still very young! (Grinning) You have begun to engage these belief systems by allowing yourself the opportunity to be viewing these, accepting the possibility that you may create an element of this reality, therefore opening to yourself the door to view elements of your own creations, and allowing yourself to widen these belief systems. For you not only have presented yourself with this experience, but you have drawn to yourself information from others who hold a different perception, allowing you to evaluate, therefore allowing yourself to ask yourself questions. Why does your creature incorporate this experience? Why does another not?
CATHY: That’s true. I think about that all the time.
ELIAS: You have engaged yourself. You shall widen your perception! You hold very strongly to these belief systems, as do these other individuals also to their individual perceptions of their issues and belief systems. You need only allow yourself an altering of your perception. Realize that you hold these belief systems. Allow yourself an acceptance of these belief systems. This is not to say, allow yourself a reinforcement! (Laughter) Acceptance is not necessarily reinforcement and perpetuation of these belief systems!
CATHY: Well, believe me, I try. I have conversations about foxtails with myself everyday, when I walk out in the yard. I try to tell myself, ‘Just let it go. It’s gone. It’s over. You viewed it. You experienced it. Just let it go!’ But it’s really hard. It’s really hard!
ELIAS: Within physical focus, quite often you view your own method for moving through belief systems to be ‘working them out.’ Therefore, you express this action physically.
CATHY: It’s like, I can view the dogs next door, and I know they’re loaded, and I know they’re not gonna get one. I believe that! I believe the old dog isn’t gonna get one. But I worry like hell about the dogs that I’m responsible for, and I am trying! I am trying to mellow out, but it’s hard. What can I say?
ELIAS: And you shall continue, and eventually, you shall listen to yourself! In this, you shall find no need for ‘trying,’ and you shall accomplish effortlessly. We shall also extend an acknowledgment of attending to other belief systems, which have been engaged and moved through.
CATHY: Thank you.
ELIAS: All hope is not lost yet!” (Laughter) [session 102, June 30, 1996]
ELIAS: “Timing is everything! (Laughter) Is this not what ‘they’ say? (Grinning) We shall focus this evening’s discussion around your time element, as promised. To begin with, think to yourselves of your Einstein and his equation involving energy mass and light speed, which his incorporation was directly and also indirectly connected with time. In this, insert the element of time. Think to yourselves, in opposition of energy equals (energy = mass x speed of light squared), think of this concept in reverse; for if you are thinking of your light speed and incorporating your time element in relation to this, if you slow time, it creates mass and matter. This being why you have created a time element for physical focus.
There are many things that seem to be beyond your perception, therefore seem invisible or non-existent for you may not visually perceive them. This is because of their relationship to your time element. Events appear within your focus dependent upon their ‘closeness,’ within time, to you. All physical focus is perceived through the present, the now; therefore all time intersects with the given present moment now, this allowing you your perception of events. If events do not enter your time element, they will not be perceived. There are many events outside, so to speak, of your time element. These, to you, are non-existent; for all that exists is within your time element, within your reality.
The time element, in cooperation with the force of gravity, creates space arrangements.
... What is meant by this statement of space arrangements? These are the elements that allow matter or mass to materialize. Your perception is the adhesive that holds together the elements which create manifestation. Manifestation and materialization are not bound only to physical form; for your thoughts, emotions, concepts, psychological activity, are all within this realm also, intersecting within your present time element, allowing perception. As I have stated, if an event is not perceived, it will not be within your reality.
Time is an interesting creation. It holds vast flexibility. This may be illustrated with a small experiment that I believe each of you has encountered throughout your focus. Holding an object such as a pencil immobile, this object appears rigid and solid. As you involve motion, a slow vibration to this object, it appears elastic and bendable; still holding its solidity within your perception, but incorporating a difference in your reality. In this same manner, events are perceived. The personality focus perceives events. This is translated to the intellect, which interprets certain events based on its direction of attention as base or ‘real.’ Within your perception, you perceive this one direction to be ‘real’; this being your primary perception. All other perceptions then become secondary or periphery. They incorporate an elasticity, and seem to be bendable. You interpret this many times as a distorted perception. It is not distorted. It has only not intersected completely into the present time ‘thickness.’
Within your present now, the time element holds a thickness which allows formation to appear; formation of objects, of thought, of emotion, of physical feeling, of sense data. Outside, in a manner of speaking, of this present now, or your perception of this present now, you may draw other events; but as they are being drawn as periphery, they are not perceived to be quite so ‘real.’ This creates confusion when you begin to encounter simultaneous time. When the intellect begins to attempt to interpret events which are not within its ‘real’ focus, it becomes confused. Therefore, it automatically attaches a secondary perception, which it incorporates a belief of ‘non-real’ to. This you encounter in many areas of your focus.
Presently, within your intent of widening your awareness, this becomes a focal point of importance, for you begin to incorporate other events which lie outside of your baseline or ‘real’ interpretation. Elements of consciousness cross over each other. Events begin to be perceived differently. States of consciousness, such as your dream state or other altered states, begin to filter into your objective awareness, which may be confusing to the intellect which is accustomed to interpreting events in one direction. This you have created purposefully; for holding a base or ‘real,’ as you interpret it, perception allows you less confusion, and an intensity of experience.
This is not to suggest that you will experience no intensity within the periphery; although as you incorporate an acceptance of ‘side perceptions,’ the experience seems not to hold such intensity for you have allowed a wider awareness, incorporating more experiences in a greater variety, accepting more of your own subjective expressions. Therefore, objective incorporation seems less intensified; this being also the effort, so to speak, in avoiding trauma within your shift; for this lessening of intensity is a natural by-product of widening of awareness. There is more trust and acceptance of what you view to be ‘unusual.’
This also may be distracting! It is difficult to incorporate trauma if you are very distracted! (Grinning) If you are pursuing many avenues of consciousness, you are quite occupied; therefore you allow yourself no ‘time’ to experience fear and trauma.
You incorporate confusion with your past, future, present ideas; viewing the present as now and all others to be almost irrelevant, for they have either not occurred yet or have already occurred, and nothing may be done about these events. As there is no separation of time dimensions, only different areas of time ‘thickness,’ this is a limited perception. Each event that you choose alters the present, the past, the future.
I shall give a small example. You incorporate your new game. (6) You investigate other focuses. You interrupt, so to speak, the natural occurrences or events presently simultaneously occurring, thereby changing them. You do this, at times, without incorporating your new game. You may accomplish this within your dream state. Within the symbolism and the layers of your dream state, in consciousness, you affect other focuses. As they are occurring simultaneously, there is no one event which is ‘permanent.’
I have been involved in many physical focuses in relation to Michael [Mary]. Michael’s [Mary’s] experience may not appear in my memory, for within my memory, it did not occur, for he may change what you view to have already occurred, therefore eliminating my previous experience and subsequent memory of an event. You, within what you term to be future probabilities, which are no different than past probabilities, may likewise alter an action. In this, you affect and change the perception of those also involved with that action. Another may change their action, eliminating your memory of an event, for it no longer exists.
In this, when I speak to you that it no longer exists, understand that the reason you perceive an event to no longer exist is that it has been removed from the time element. Therefore, it loses its thickness and relation to you within physical focus. This is not to say that an event changed ‘poofs away’ and is non-existent within any probability or actuality anywhere. It is to say that you may rearrange events, pulling or pushing into or out of your time element, which changes events.
Even within subjective expression, an intersection must be accomplished for the expression to be manifest, for all areas connected with physical focus incorporate time elements. Where you may view events to be elastic or bendable is within other states of consciousness. You may access other states of consciousness, and what you perceive within them may be confusing or seem not quite real, or it may seem very real, but rearranged.
You may encounter an event within a room and perceive the room almost identical to what you perceive in your real perception, but small elements may appear different. A lamp may look different. A chair may be out of place. An individual may be displaying unusual behavior. These are not distortions of perception. They are encounters with your periphery; just as if you engage visually straight forward and notice, continuing to view straight forward, your peripheral vision, physically the edges shall appear blurred. This does not make the elements any less real or solid within your reality. You only view them to be slightly out of focus.
Symbolism also is not necessarily a distortion in perception. All things, as your Einstein stated, are relative. You view anything which is not within your primary ‘real’ view and perception to be distorted. This is not necessarily the case! You may pull events from other areas of consciousness within the mass, or individually. In this, it is not an element of your personal directed attention. Therefore, it seems distorted to you, for you view the elasticity and the bendable qualities of events that have not quite formed within the thickness of your present moment. You may engage in an action and choices within one moment. You may rearrange this action and these choices within a limited time period, changing the initial action and choices; for they all intersect within the now. (Pause, looking around at everybody)(Vic’s note: those of us who are not asleep are really ‘spacing out!’)
Was I not warning you ‘ahead of time’ to be prepared for these concepts? I am losing the focus of the individuals as they drift into other areas of consciousness! (Chuckling) Very well. You may ‘still’ with these perceptions presently within this moment and allow yourselves a time element to assimilate this information. Make no mistake, these concepts affect you daily, for they are involved with every encounter and choice that you make. We shall briefly break, and we shall return for our game (7), and I shall then leave you for your interaction.
(Vic’s note: I looked up ‘still’ in the dictionary. An obsolete definition is ‘to distill’; to drip or to trickle.)
BREAK 8:42 PM.
ELIAS: Continuing: You are correct in your perception, Yarr [Jim], of the thickness of the time element, this being that which creates the element for your perception; this being also why you may, in actuality, view air. Your perception is the only element that eliminates visual contact with many elements within your reality.
You may in actuality physically view, at any given moment, a thought holding solidity, dropping as a brick before you upon your ground, if you are so choosing. For as I have stated, thoughts hold the same action and manifestation as an object. They do incorporate mass. You may not perceive them within matter, but the energy which has been inserted into your time element, slowing the motion of the event, creates mass, therefore what you may consider to be a ‘weightiness.’ It may not appear as solid as your table, but your arrangement of space, with regard to emotion or thought or psychological activity, is different. For you create it differently.
Thought concepts, even emotions, may hold what you perceive to be solidity, if you are choosing to view these events in this manner; this being why Michael [Mary] incorporates clouds (8), allowing the events to enter into the solidity of the time element, which may then be perceived with physical form; this being why I have stated that your perceptions are not always distortions. Your understanding of what you perceive may be distorted, (laughter) but what you view is not necessarily a distortion. It only appears outside of your ‘real’ reality, for you are allowing manifestation of events not usually perceived in this manner.
All action within consciousness may be categorized as events. Therefore, your table also is an event, for it is an action within consciousness being perceived, within the element of time thickness, with solidity. Think to your pencil. I shall anticipate each of you shall incorporate a pencil between your fingers, vibrating it slowly to view the alteration of perception. In this same manner, as I have stated, other events, such as other focuses to which you tap, hold their own form of solidity. It does not appear to you to be as solid as your chair or your table, for it is outside of your directed attention, therefore ‘off to the side’ of your ‘realness’ of perception. Therefore, you view another focus, within your new game, as not quite as real as this real!
You may accomplish widening your perception, and allowing yourself the reality of your periphery; and in this, you shall view unblurred, and you may experience within the same element of reality, or perception of reality, that you hold within your present attention.
It is noteworthy to be contemplating and allowing yourself the information of no time element outside of your focus. It is also beneficial to you, within your awareness and your acceptance of trust of self, to be understanding that all choices, all events, within all time dimensions, are elastic. They are not permanent. They are relative to the moment, and may be changed at any other moment. You may experience an event holding trauma, which you do not experience within this present moment. You may change, in actuality, the occurrence of the event, simply with your perception.
You may experience a broken arm, within what you perceive to be your past. Within your present, you may incorporate the reality of no experience of the broken arm. You may visit your physician, who shall x-ray your bones, and they shall show no sign of breakage; for you have altered presently what you view to be past, for they occur simultaneously, intertwined and intersecting. You may express, ‘I lived within a red house as a child.’ Another individual may express to you, ‘Oh, no. As a child, you lived within a blue house.’ You have already changed your reality; for if you incorporate your new game, you shall revisit your childhood house, and it shall bear red paint.
Your perception is the adhesive which binds the time element, the gravitational force, and the space arrangement. Even your scientists presently have begun to view that elements of what you perceive to be your universe are relative to perception. If they are not perceived, they do not exist within physical focus. You may express to me, ‘Ah! Are you expressing that new insect life discovered within our rain forests, never viewed before, did not exist until perceived by an individual?’ You, as persons, are not the only focuses upon this planet, and you do not hold the only perceptions; but nothing shall exist unperceived within physical focus, for you have created this as your method for manifestation. Are you wishing questions?JIM: So animals within the rain forest, their perception would create this insect? ELIAS: It is within probabilities. Creatures perceive many elements that you do not perceive.
RON: I think we talked about this a long time ago. I might be able to understand it better now. If I was to be able to widen my perception to incorporate simultaneous time, it seems to me that that would become confusing.
ELIAS: This is why you choose to widen your awareness in increments, therefore allowing yourselves adjustments to unfamiliar perceptions. As I have stated previously, you have manifest within physical form with a quite efficient expression physically. You do not incorporate what you view to be the usage, objectively, of your capabilities within this physical expression. Your physical brain is quite equipped to ‘handle’ all of these perceptions and not incorporate confusion; just as you may physically engage in more than one activity within the same time space, to your perception.
You may engage a partial conversation, incorporate your television, your computer, your telephone, your animals, the recognition of day as opposed to night, your heat or cold elements, all of your sense data, and you may also smash your finger and experience painfulness, all simultaneously, and your brain and perceptions may accommodate all of these elements.
You perceive much more than you realize. Your sense data, that your physical expression exposes itself to and interacts with continually, does not confuse you! You allow it, in actuality, no thought. In a similar manner, as I expressed earlier, the intensity of the events becomes less. Therefore, you may encounter many events simultaneously and allow yourself to direct your attention in whichever area you choose, while simultaneously being aware of all other activity.
You will always incorporate a dominant perception, for this is how you have created physical manifestation; interacting and intersecting within a time element. Therefore, even within a wider awareness, you will continue to hold a more dominant perception in one direction, but you will allow for the secondary perceptions to be viewed and accepted as reality, without struggle, without question.
RON: So within your consciousness, are you interacting and communicating equally with others right now, as you are with us?
ELIAS: Correct. Within your perception presently, our engagement through this phenomenon seems singular. Elias arrives, Elias interacts, Elias departs. In actuality, Elias does not arrive, for Elias is already present! Elias is also present within many other areas of consciousness simultaneously to what you would view to be equal, within perception.
RON: And that’s what we’re shootin’ for! (Laughter)
ELIAS: (Humorously) Eventually, within your time phrasing! Within your shift, you will not incorporate becoming demigods! (Chuckling)
You shall hold an awareness of elements of essence and focuses within physical, to which you discount presently. You shall hold an understanding of belief systems, accepting these, allowing yourselves to be not responding and reacting to these belief systems. You shall experience interaction, with individuals within transition areas of consciousness, without effort, as you would view to be commonplace. You shall view elements of yourselves; other focuses of your essence, other aspects of yourselves; your counterparts, your facets, your fragments ... effortlessly. You shall hold the awareness, allowing yourselves an undistorted interpretation of your experiences, therefore not detracting from your experiences, but enhancing these experiences with a clear understanding of the experiences. In your terms presently, you shall know quite a lot! (Grinning)
You shall be very aware. You shall also enhance and expand your creativity immensely; for presently, as tremendous as your creativity is expressed, it is quite limited. You shall eliminate these limitations, and hold the ability to express your creativity multidimensionally. (Pause)
VICKI: I have a question. Today I experienced what I perceived to be a connection with a focus that I viewed recently in our new game. Was that the same sort of thing? Did I have the experience today ... No. Did I have the experience in the TFE because of the simultaneous experience that I had today, and therefore perceived that focus in the TFE?
ELIAS: You did not experience the event within your new game ‘because of!’ You did not experience the event of this present past moment ‘because of!’ You allowed yourself to notice a re-visitation of a focus, thereby connecting within simultaneous time with this other focus, allowing yourself to incorporate more reality within your present time element; this being where your reality ‘becomes real’ within your present now perception. It was not ‘real past.’ It is ‘real present.’ You view a connection presently of another focus. You are allowing yourself to connect, through probabilities, into other time dimensions which ‘straddle’ your reality simultaneously. Therefore, as we have stated previously, you do not move backward of forward. You move ‘to the side,’ to view a parallel. Within your incorporation of widening your awareness, you allow yourselves to ‘step sideways’ and view the connections within the parallels of different focuses and realities, therefore altering your perception and incorporating more of your periphery, unblurred.
RON: ... I did have one question, about the term ‘altered states.’ This [objective] state right here, do you consider it an altered state too?
ELIAS: Dependent upon your perception, yes. This, within my perception, would be considered an altered state. Although it is incorporated with ease and holds the same attention, if engaged, as what you think of as your directed attention. For within this area of non-physical focus, there holds a directedness within intent, but not singularly within perception or awareness.
‘Altered states’ is the term used to differentiate between your normally accepted directed attention within your perception, which you interpret as ‘real,’ as opposed to all subjective states of consciousness, which are equally real, but not perceived in this manner. As we continue with engagement with you, we move with the intent to be assisting in your awareness and acceptance of altered states, creating a focus incorporating them as reality, therefore eliminating altered states!” [session 106, July 21, 1996]
ELIAS: Good evening! (Smiling, as we all acknowledge verbally)
The question has been posed, ‘What is our world coming to?’ (Humorously, grinning) The statements have been made in the direction that you are surely headed for annihilation! Your societies seem to be traveling swiftly downward! You view catastrophic events occurring throughout your world, all around you, which, within your perception, seems to be escalating as your ‘time’ passes.
We have spoken of pools of consciousness previously, to which you collectively ‘tap into’ within certain centuries, manifesting your alignment with Source Events that correlate within those centuries. Within this century, you all engage this action also, connecting within consciousness, forming pools of consciousness, manifesting your intent for this present. Within this particular century, and continuing with our mass events, you have chosen to be escalating certain elements of your expressions.
You also are perceiving differently. Just as we have spoken of mass events and individual events, and how individual events reflect mass events, now you may view, within your perception, the reverse; looking to yourselves, examining your expressions and creations within your physical focus, and correlate these with mass expressions appearing within your time frame. As you widen, you allow your perception to change. You notice more of the unofficial expressions; this being part of your periphery. (To Vicki, grinning) Yes, we shall enter this subject once again, Lawrence [Vicki]!
Within your perception, you view mass events to be more violent within your present times, more chaotic, more leaning towards your destruction. In actuality, the events are only altered by your development of your technology and your focus, therefore allowing you a greater range of expression. Whereas within your past history, individuals needed to travel physically to accomplish what you perceive to be violent acts, now within your present time frame, actual individuals need not be present; for you have developed technology to replace individual action with technological action, which may facilitate acts for you. In this, you have also developed more efficient methods of gaining your attention.
Let me express to you that also within mass consciousness, just as within individual consciousness and expressions, countries and cultures express repressed desires and emotions, as do you individually. As we have spoken previously of repressed impulses, ignored impulses, blocked energy, these elements must be expressed within one direction or another; for energy is continuously within motion, and within your physical focus and your element of time thickness, this is what you have created, for your expressions to be manifest physically. Therefore, within mass consciousness, there are elements ignored and also repressed, which express themselves in what you view to be undesirable areas. Just as you may be creating your geysers by not allowing your attention to your impulses, within mass consciousness you also create geysers. These are not always expressed within your natural elements of weather conditions, atmospheric conditions, or earth conditions. Many times, actions are expressed as pressure valves, which you view to be negative. This, throughout your history, has been expressed. It is perceived differently now.
Also, there are some elements which are manifest slightly different in that although you do not, in actuality, express more violent behavior presently than you have throughout your history. You notice more now; for just as you are becoming more aware of your own individual expressions, and noticing the connections and the ‘unofficial’ lines of action or periphery, so also do you notice within mass consciousness. Therefore, you become more aware of the expressions which manifest en masse, and you connect more within your perception, for you are noticing more. These are not accidental occurrences. Your technological advances have been initiated and carried forth to be facilitating this awareness. It all works within a harmony.
At our last meeting, we spoke of elements of time, and your ability to alter perceptions and also actual events within consciousness. These ideas have caused much confusion in some areas, for you express you do not view this reality of which I have spoken. You do not allow yourselves to view, for your attention is held by your dominant perception, and if this dominant perception is challenged, you may express that you believe differently. But, just as we have expressed many times, what you think you believe and what you actually believe may be very different things!
I have also expressed to you, many times, that you do not trust self. Within a trust of self, there also is an acceptance of self, and of one’s own knowing. This is not a ‘possible’ knowing; this is an absolute knowing! Therefore, you may engage in argument that the house is one color, and you may hold a photograph of the house existing as a different color! This actualizes because you do not trust your own knowing and your own perception! (Grinning at Vicki)
If your perception is challenged, you automatically question. Within yourself, you allow for the possibility of incorrectness. Therefore, you do not hold an absolute knowingness. When you hold an absolute knowingness, you shall perceive what you have created, as with your [alien] creature!
You have offered yourselves examples already. You have experienced already these concepts presented to you. You discount these experiences, for they do not align with your official, ‘real,’ quotations, (laughter) perceptions. Also, I shall add that true to form, you continue to perceive in very rigid directions, believing that if you are affecting and changing a reality, it shall be ‘stuck!’ It shall change and be this reality, ever on! (Humorously) I have expressed, you create your reality within the moment, and it is ever-changing; therefore you may, just as you did with your creature, change your reality within an instant! Dependent upon your belief and your solidity of your belief, you may also change any other reality at any moment.
When I express to you that you are ever-changing your realities, present, future, past, continuously, this is not to say that you are engaging within what you would perceive to be extreme changes, for this is unnecessary. Within consciousness, you hold a realization that all things are actualized, whether within this dimension or within another dimension. Therefore, it is unnecessary to be continually, extremely altering your events. Then, you attempt to experiment. You attempt to challenge the concept. Therefore, you choose a focus and you attempt to alter a past occurrence or perception. You, within your perception, do not accomplish; therefore you express, ‘This is not true!’ Within your attempt, you in actuality do not believe what you are attempting! (Chuckling) You are as small children, rebelling and not accepting, therefore expressing your own individual control of your focus, and expressing an arrogance. ‘I shall create this; I shall alter this event’; to which you automatically accept that your ‘supposed’ inability to accomplish this act automatically indicates that it is not possible!
You view your reality within one direction, as I stated at our last meeting. This creates what you view and interpret as your ‘real’ reality. All other elements outside of this ‘real’ are unaccepted. They are ignored. But, just as we have spoken to Olivia [Ron] as to your confusion within accepting your periphery, if you are allowing yourself the ‘letting go,’ so to speak, of your insistent control, you shall allow yourself to view unofficial elements of your present reality. These elements occur continuously. We have stated this to you many, many times; but each time you are presented with information that is ‘outside’ of your official ‘real’ reality, it is unaccepted! This is not only individuals very ‘planted’ which express this same idea! Within different elements of periphery, all individuals hold a non-acceptance of different, unofficial reality. You each incorporate different areas that seem to be more difficult. As you are widening your perceptions, you are presenting yourselves with difficult issues. You challenge your own official reality. You shall attain an understanding, whether you believe this presently or not! You are moving within consciousness into a wider perception, allowing more information and allowing more of your periphery. Contemplate your creature! (Staring at Vicki)
I shall also allow you another small example, which each of you have also experienced. You only do not allow yourselves your remembrance, for these are unofficial events. They hold no explanation, within your perception. Therefore, you automatically disregard them. You experienced, as you view to be past, an engagement with Michael [Mary], to which Shynla [Cathy] was also privy to this event; a conversation, which Lawrence [Vicki] was insistent upon its occurrence. Michael [Mary] holds no memory of this event. (9) You have repeated this within your new game, for you have actualized what I have expressed to you. You may be affecting of another individual’s perception and memory, or they may be affecting of their own by altering their probabilities, therefore not engaging within the action; although you perceive a remembrance of this action.
You hold no explanations for these events. Therefore, at the time of their occurrences, they seem to you, within your perceptions, to be small. You may incorporate irritation temporarily, or frustration, but you also very quickly will be not remembering of these events, for they do not follow your official reality. Therefore, they hold no importance. You focus upon what you view to be important. You are not attentive to what you view to be unimportant, regardless of what you view to be the size of the event. If you view trusting your house to be important, your attention will be focused in this area. If you view this to not be important, your attention will not be within this area; and you will accomplish or you will not accomplish these acts, dependent upon your perception of their importance.
We have discussed these elements previously. I do not express to you that within consciousness, you are ‘bouncing about the cosmos,’ hopping into focuses here and there, altering realities everywhere, and obliterating memories of individuals throughout the universe, for you are not! (Laughter) I also am not expressing that you accomplish this en masse, or within what you perceive to be, underline perceive, more distant connections. But within what you perceive to be close connections, you may accomplish this action, dependent upon the probabilities that you choose.
You are continually creating your reality. Your reality is not dependent upon any other individual personality focus or essence. Therefore, each probability that you choose is a creation of your individual reality.
I may choose a different probability, altering the memory, not altering the reality or the action; for within the action, all things are actualized, as we have stated. But, just as you may play your game of ‘bumper cars,’ you may bump an action ‘out of its bounds,’ so to speak. It continues to exist, but within an individual focus, a memory may also be ‘bumped.’
There are difficult concepts, I am aware; but as my dear comrade has expressed (10), you are ready to be accepting of these concepts. Therefore, they are offered. They may require a little more effort within accomplishing your effortlessness, (grinning) but you shall attain a wider perception, and you shall understand! Therefore also, I shall direct to Lawrence [Vicki], before questioning, contemplate, consider first. Allow your awareness the freedom to be viewing your periphery. If you then continue to experience tremendous confusion, I shall offer helpfulness.
VICKI: Okay. It’s really hard, though! (Laughing)
ELIAS: I am acknowledging of this! We are understanding of the difficulty within these concepts; for as I have stated, you view within one direction. We offer information within another direction. It is unfamiliar to you. Therefore, it is also unacceptable, but you do hold a willingness to examine and to be allowing your perceptions to widen, even within your confusion. I shall express to you all also, you are accomplishing quite well. (Vicki sighs) Personal invalidation, once again! (Laughter)
VICKI: How about one teensy little question?
ELIAS: Of course, Lawrence [Vicki]! (Grinning) Although I shall make a statement that eventually, you shall be not arguing telepathically, expressing, ‘I am not widening very well!’ Eventually, you shall accept yourself! I shall be anticipating that day! (Grinning) Continue.
VICKI: Could you just briefly explain one more time why Michael [Mary] forgot that conversation?
ELIAS: There are many elements involved within this situation. Michael [Mary] was choosing of probabilities to be viewing ‘blinking out’; engaging what you, within that now, were terming to be ‘fuzzy.’ In actuality, as I was expressing to you, he was allowing himself to be connecting and viewing the ‘blinking out’ time. In this, shifting the perception to not be focused entirely consciously within the ‘blinking on’ of this particular dimension and reality, viewing another aspect of your reality. In this, altering the probabilities of events, therefore in actuality not engaging with the conversation to which Lawrence [Vicki] perceived the engagement.
Within this official ‘real’ reality, you view actualized events. You view unofficial events to be ‘ghost aspects.’ If you are shifting your perception, you may enter areas of your own present consciousness physically to which the ghost aspects, which we have spoken of previously, become the primary; and this aspect, which you view to be real, becomes the ghost aspect. Therefore, the conversation occurred, but not within Michael’s [Mary’s] reality. Therefore, he holds no memory. Lawrence [Vicki] holds memory, for in actuality the conversation occurred, within your reality.
This you may view to be an example of how you each create your own realities independently of each other, and although you may perceive one reality simultaneously within the same dimension and focus, another individual may perceive an entirely different reality within the same event; this being also the reason for the issuance of caution to you each recently; for as you are widening in awareness, you are becoming more aware of the reality of ‘each individual creates their own reality.’ In this, you are beginning, now, to be accepting of your individual responsibility of your own creation of your reality.
I have expressed to you, within our previous sessions much time ago, that you hold enough responsibility within your individual self, that you need not be concerned with holding responsibility for any other individual. You now are beginning to view this expression ... very, very, very slightly! (Laughter) You shall be astonished at the rapidness of this becoming a ‘real’ reality! You have begun already. You shall accelerate quickly. (Smiling)
We shall break, and we shall continue with questions, and our game.
BREAK 7:33 PM. (This is a very short break)
ELIAS: We continue. I shall address initially to a slight misunderstanding. In actuality, Lawrence [Vicki] and Shynla [Cathy] are both correct within their perceptions of the subject I have been speaking about. I have offered you two examples, two individual occurrences, of which the same action occurred. The first, so to speak, occurrence, Shynla [Cathy] is correct. You were present subsequently as these individuals of Shynla [Cathy], Lawrence [Vicki], Olivia [Ron], and Michael [Mary] all met together subsequent to the conversation, which was occurring upon your telephone apparatus between Michael [Mary] and Lawrence [Vicki]. You four individuals then agreed to be meeting socially, this prior to Shynla’s [Cathy’s] traveling to Vienna; this being the time period of the blinking out. The conversation was held during what you perceive to be your daytime. You subsequently met socially, which now appears to not be within Lawrence’s [Vicki’s] memory! (Laughter) Therefore, being altered once again! (Grinning)
This was addressed previously, as we spoke of blinking out and the lack of awareness of actions occurring within this focus. Michael [Mary] was not remembering of the conversation, as if it had not occurred. This action was expressed and shared with Shynla [Cathy] and Olivia [Ron]; Lawrence [Vicki] and Michael [Mary] questioning, ‘What has occurred this day?’ each of you not holding an explanation. Point made! (Grinning) It did not ‘fit into’ your official reality! Therefore, after the actual occurrence, holding no explanation for the occurrence, the event moved into an area of unimportance, not being accepted or focused upon. Therefore, you now do not even remember the occurrence!
VICKI: What was the occurrence?
ELIAS: (Very patiently) You engaged within a telephone conversation. Lawrence [Vicki] was expressing ideas concerning Shynla [Cathy] to Michael [Mary], anticipating a social meeting for dinner with Shynla [Cathy]. Lawrence [Vicki], connecting with Michael [Mary] physically in transporting Michael [Mary] to the social engagement, expressed a continuance of the conversation, to which Michael [Mary] expressed much confusion, not holding a memory of this conversation previous at all.
The second example was in reference to your new game, to which the same action occurred, but within different reasoning. (11) This was not an action of ‘blinking out’ upon Michael’s [Mary’s] part. This was a changing of probabilities and an allowance of a perception of a wider awareness, allowing yourself to be viewing and connecting with the experience incorporated within your new game, as I have expressed previously. Therefore, your actions were different within these different expressions, but your alteration of your present reality was the same; eradicating memory, altering occurrences.
VICKI: So, is there such a thing as a bad memory?
ELIAS: Only within your perception! (Pause, grinning)
CELIA: I liked the way you explained that the event did not fit into the consciousness.
ELIAS: You accept one official direction for your attention. Within this, you do not accept what you view to be ‘unofficial data.’ Therefore, you label unofficial data as unreal; for only that element of your perception, to which you hold your primary attention, is considered real and acceptable. This is not to say that unofficial occurrences or events are not real, for they are. You only allow your perception to interpret to you that they are not real! This is a result of non-balance between the intellect and the intuition; an allowance of the intellect to be more focused upon. (Pause)
Are you wishing questions?
(Vic’s note: another pause, and then Elias addresses the question I was just getting ready to ask. Interesting!)
I shall answer a question, not verbally expressed, as to the perception of energy of non-physically focused essences, and its seeming to be more apparent at times. In actuality, you perceive correctly; for as I have stated, the presence is continuous. Although, just as we have spoken at our last meeting of the intersection of events and energy into your thickness of time element, even subjective events must be perceived within the thickness of this element; therefore allowing you a perception. Within a more concentrated intersection and a more directed intersection, you perceive more. You experience, not only consciously but physically, an interaction between your own energy and that energy of other essences. To be adding to this information, there is also ‘always a reason’ for this intersection! (Grinning) It is only left to your interpretations. This is not to say that each time that you experience this intersection of Elias’ energy with your own, that I am wishing to be verbally speaking to you; but I am wishing your attention, which I receive! Each time I myself or my dear friend Paul (Patel) intersects, it is for the purpose of your noticing.
CELIA: ... There is a situation in my workplace where I have to see into different realities, because I’ve been presented with different realities by different individuals. How do I discern the truth, and be honest and fair to the individuals involved?
ELIAS: By understanding that each individual creates their own reality. In this, each individual expressing is expressing what they perceive to be true. Your acceptance of each individual’s reality shall be helpful, and shall also be eliminating elements of conflict.
It is not necessary for you, for any of you, to be ‘choosing sides.’ When you incorporate this action, you place a judgment in one area or another. In holding to the expression of essence, and tolerance and non-judgment, you hold an acceptance of all realities; realizing, in actuality, that each individual is creating their reality. It is real! (Firmly) You may view one reality, within your perception, as being more real than another; but this, in actuality, is irrelevant, for this is only your perception. Each individual creates real reality!
Just as Shynla [Cathy] has inquired previously of untruthfulness and the expression of an individual being untruthful to you, it matters not. They are creating their own real, underline twice, reality!
Therefore, in being your little tree (12), remind yourself of acceptance. Remind yourself of your responsibility in only being the little tree, and not concerning yourself with the twisted or convoluted little tree; for it shall unconvolute itself, and this is not your responsibility! If you are accepting of each individual’s reality, you shall not be placing judgments upon one versus another; which shall be quite affecting of your own conflict! It shall dissipate, and you shall feel conflict no longer, for you shall understand that it is unnecessary. Connect with the story of the two small saplings that I have offered previously, and you may better understand.” [session 107, July 28, 1996]
RETA: “May I ask you a question on time? In my objective world, a couple of times I’ve been able to make a day like two or three, just bend it out and get a lot done without any apparent planning or anything. The day was fine, I felt good about it, I got a lot accomplished and went a lot of places, and I looked at the clock and I still had time to go. What did I do and how can I do that more often?
ELIAS: This is an alteration of perception. You may choose, consciously, to alter your perception; just as within the throes of an emotional or physical expression or experience, you may choose, objectively, consciously, to alter the experience; just as you may change your experience within your dream state.
I have expressed previously within this forum that if you are choosing, you may alter your dream state. Within your beginning steps, so to speak, of dream interaction and activity, you may teach yourselves to alter your dream state. If you are experiencing what you term to be a nightmare, you may choose within the activity to stop and change the dream activity, or you may choose to awaken yourself.
In this same manner, if you are, within your waking state, experiencing what you term to be an extreme emotional expression, you may consciously think and choose to alter this state. You may express to yourself, if you allow yourself the conscious awareness of your state, you may express to yourself, ‘I choose consciously to alter this state,’ and you may change this, and it will work!
You may also consciously choose your time affectingness. If you are allowing your conscious brain, as you think of it, to be racing, racing, racing through your day, your day shall appear very short. If you are consciously creating the effort to be slowing your perception, you shall expand your experience of your time element. It is your choice, and you hold the conscious ability and ‘control,’ in your words, to accomplish these acts. If your thoughts and feelings are scattered and racing and you are allowing their movement chaotically, you shall experience rapid movement of your time element. Your day shall appear quite short.
BOB: Can I offer an additional question to that?
ELIAS: You may.
BOB: I have days when I seem to get more accomplished. The opposite of that is the days when I don’t. It strikes me that the days when I don’t get things accomplished are times when I am continually bombarded with distractions. And if I understand some of what we’re doing here, you tend to bring distractions to yourself. So to answer your question of how would you get more done, it strikes me that if you bring less distraction to yourself, you have more efficiency within the things that you want to accomplish.
RETA: Maybe that’s true, except that on those days I was bombarded with distractions that I hadn’t planned on, and yet I got more done. At 3:00 in the afternoon I was saying, ‘I still have time to do more, even with the distractions.’ I never could figure that out because there was no plan.
BOB: Distractions take different forms. There are distractions that really don’t deter you from accomplishing, and there are distractions that cause you to lose time, if you will, and being able to manipulate which is which would be how you would gain control over what you want to do, as opposed to just simply being subject to it.
RETA: I am subject to it, on a daily basis.
BOB: Right. Well, that’s my point, though.
RETA: I have no control.
BOB: Right. Am I wrong, though?
RETA: In a couple of instances, I’ve been able to have control. One lady at the Seth conference said she will just have all this bombardment and turn around and say, ‘Okay, take a breath. At the end of the day it’s all gonna be done anyway, so don’t worry about it.’ And then she does. I’ve got to get a better frame of mind on those things and use that time, to just allow itself to flow.
ELIAS: This would be your choice. Many times your day, as has been stated previously, may appear to be quite lengthy, for your attention wanders and you are bored and you are unfocused. In this same respect, you may be unfocused allowing much activity, which your attention also wanders, but your allowance of your mental activity is chaotic and racing. This shall create the effect of time passing very quickly. Both of these situations are quite objectively, physically manipulable. (Elias is making up words again!)
RETA: That’s what I want to do.
ELIAS: It is only a question of recognition of your focus, a recognition of your activity within the moment and an allowance of yourself to focus your attention. This allows you the control of manipulation of your time element; but just as you have shown yourselves within our exercise (13) ... Oh, no! Our exercise, once again! ... that you hold a great lacking in clarity in your focus, you may show yourselves within your manipulation of your attention that although you believe yourselves to be attentive and aware, and not chaotic within your thought processes and your perception of your time element, you are quite scattered! In an effort and attempt to be allowing yourself clarity, beginning with our exercise, you may also offer yourselves the opportunity to be manipulating more efficiently and more clearly within your objective focus, which you may also be manipulating of your time element. Therefore, there are more benefits to this exercise than you recognize as of this moment.” [session 140, December 15, 1996]
DREW: “I have a question. It seems like every week I’m having new kinds of imagery! For the past few weeks, I’ve had the interesting experience of ... I’m not quite sure how to describe it ... of reconciling the scale of things. For example, when I look at you sitting in that chair, I can spread my fingers apart and fit you into this space. As I sit here and look at you, it’s hard for me to understand or perceive that you’re actually larger than this. Or when I’m driving and there’s a car in front of me and the rear end of the car, to my perception, is an inch, and yet I have a hard time perceiving or understanding or realizing that the car is actually bigger than that. Scale seems to be kind of a strange thing for me right now, the past couple of weeks, and I’m wondering if you can enlighten me.
ELIAS: I have suggested to you all that you engage your inner senses and be recognizing of these and attempting to be manipulating your own inner senses. You offer yourself, in response, the recognition of altered perception. Elements within your reality are a perception. They are reality, but their reality is not absolute. It may be altered through your perception. You may perceive any object and you may alter its form or its qualities--its size, its dimension, its color, any aspect of the perceived object--and it may appear differently. In this appearance, it is also reality. Therefore, you are offering yourself the viewing of different realities.
DREW: What’s strange about this is that at any time in the past it would be normal to look at you and see you as about this big, because in terms of perspective and how far away I am from you and the angle I’m viewing you, that looks right. But in the past I would be able to somehow process that and understand that you’re not actually that big. It’s making that leap that I’m having trouble with right now.
ELIAS: For you are attempting to incorporate new information. In what you term to be the past you are rationalizing your perception, therefore only allowing the incorporation of your officially accepted reality. You now present yourself the opportunity to be viewing differently. In this, you engage your inner senses, which create the reality. Therefore, in your thought process this becomes confused, for it is unfamiliar to you to be incorporating both elements as reality.
You look to your perception and you express, ‘This is only a perception,’ although you may express any perception is only a perception and may be altered, but this does not diminish its reality. Therefore, all of your perceptions are reality. What you find confusion within presently is incorporating the idea that all perceptions are reality; for there must appear to be one reality, and other viewings of that one reality are merely perceptions which you differentiate from reality. It is all reality!
You are offering yourself the opportunity to be viewing this and accepting that as this physical form appears to your perception to be merely inches tall, it is ... in one perception of reality. It is unnecessary for you to be denying of this and rationalizing, expressing that this may not be. It is! You view objects within your perception visually continuously differently. You rationalize and accept that your perception is colored or altered and unacceptable and unreal, that there is only one reality. Therefore, you place your interpretation into this one official reality, and rationalize or excuse away all other perceptions as non-reality. They are not non-reality. They are equally real. They are only not accepted as real.
Although you may not view yourselves to be intentionally engaging subjective activity from an objective standpoint, and you may not view yourselves to be accomplishing or recognizing subjective bleed-through, you are moving within this direction of attention. You are allowing yourself alterations of your perceptions that you may not necessarily fit into your accepted reality quite so easily. The reason they are not fitting into your accepted reality is that you are allowing yourself to be recognizing the reality of other elements which are incorporated within your reality, that you choose not to be noticing of normally.
DREW: So this experience I’ve been having the past couple of weeks is sort of a crack in the door to the inner senses and subjective reality? I seem to be able to have some control over this particular phenomenon. I can kind of turn it on and off, although sometimes I can’t turn it off, which is a little disconcerting! But if I want to explore it more deeply and open that door even wider, should I just continue to be aware of it? Or is there another level I can take it to, the same phenomenon, and somehow use it as a wedge, if you will, into....
ELIAS: You may allow yourself an acceptance. Recognize that these activities hold no hurtfulness to you. Therefore, it is unnecessary to be incorporating fear, which shall be blocking of this activity. (Intently) You shall not be hurtful to yourself.
DREW: At the same time, and I don’t know if it’s related to this phenomenon or not, but the past couple of weeks I’ve been kind of scatterbrained, and.... (Elias begins laughing)
NORM: You’re not alone! (Laughter)
DREW: Well, I’ve been doing things that ... I was [photographing] a wedding yesterday. This never happens to me. I had the wrong kind of film in the camera for a period of time. I’m just kind of being ... I want to use the word dizzy, but not in the sense of being physically dizzy, just being kind of not really very, if you will, focused.
ELIAS: Quite! (Norm’s still laughing)
DREW: Yeah! What’s that all about? Is that all part of the same phenomenon, or is this a different.... Are several things going on at once?
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking. This presently may be identified as ‘a wave in consciousness.’ This same activity or action has been incorporated within mass. Many individuals are experiencing this same type of action, which seems to them to be inconsistent with their normal behavior. It is an indication of the movement within consciousness, which is unfamiliar to you, which is involving your shift.
I have expressed to you many times that you all shall be experiencing many elements of action of this shift within yourselves individually. You do not understand what you are incorporating. Therefore, you become confused; this being why I have offered you information, to be looking and noticing of these elements and differences in behavior and perception and actions; for they shall be occurring, for you have chosen to be opening to subjective activity. In this, at times you may incorporate bleed-through subjective action which may appear to be exaggerated, as in examples I have offered that an object within your objective viewing may change shape or may become a different object, but there are many elements of movement which are to your perception appearing much more subtly, but are also actions of this shift in preparation for more intensified movement.
You are all allowing yourselves, as I have stated, to be moving in increments slowly initially, that you may acclimate yourselves to unfamiliar behavior and perceptions. This shall continue and increase, within your choice to be continuing within the action of this shift. Therefore, I have also expressed to all our favorite word, of ‘noticing’ these actions and elements of perception. In accepting these elements, you may more easily move with the action of the shift, which you have chosen. If you are continuing to be resisting objectively and reinforcing your fearfulness, you shall also be experiencing more conflict and confusion. As I have stated, this being why I offer you this information, that you may recognize the movements.
It is also, as I have expressed to you many times, important that you exchange with each other. Interaction is to your benefit. In this, as you exchange with each other, you may also reinforce yourselves that you are not experiencing singularly. You offer yourselves information that you may identify the movement of the shift, for you shall recognize many other individuals incorporating similar actions.” [session 190, July 06, 1997]
ELIAS: “I have expressed over and over again, you shall not be eliminating your belief systems! This dimension that you have created within a physical focus is based in your belief systems. It is an intricate element of your physical manifestation within this particular dimension. It has been created purposefully. If you are eliminating of your belief systems, you are also eliminating of this particular physical dimension expression! Therefore, this is not the point.
Your belief systems within themselves are not bad or good. They merely are. They are your own explanations. They are influencing of your perception, and your perception is your tool that you use to be creating of your reality within this dimension.
Let us momentarily all visualize a game. You are the object of the game. Within your hands, you hold a stick. I shall inquire of you if any one of you is placing judgment upon the stick presently.
DALE: Of course!
ELIAS: A very bad stick! (Laughter)
DALE: Oh, no, no, no! Actually, no!
ELIAS: A very good stick! (Laughter)
DALE: No, I wasn’t placing judgment on it. I described it to myself though, which I immediately – of course – thought that I was a BAD person for even thinking what the stick looked like! (Laughter)
ELIAS: Now we shall clear this energy (blowing once) and we shall begin again!
(Vic’s note: this ‘blowing once’ is Elias’ ‘clearing energy’ joke.)
(Humorously) You are holding a stick. It is not a good stick; it is not a bad stick. You are not good or bad. You are merely standing, holding a stick.
Now, you move in the direction of engaging a game. You place a ball upon your ground, and you push the ball with your stick. The ball is not bad or good either, and it matters not which direction you are pushing the ball with the stick. You are merely pushing.
You are also not racing with another individual, for no other individual is playing the game with you. You are playing the game yourself. Therefore, there is no competition, there is no race, there is no winner, there is no loser, and there are no rules.
You may push the ball for as long as you desire or as short as you desire, and in whichever direction you desire. It is merely the action of pushing the ball with the stick.
You are you, the expression of a focus of essence physically manifest. The stick is your belief system, and the ball is your perception.
CATH: Can I just throw something in here? What if you get bored with the stick and you want to pick the stick up ... I mean the ball up in the air, or you want to aim it toward a little hole? Or, you want to make life more interesting?
ELIAS: It matters not. You may be moving the stick and the ball in whichever direction or expression that you are so choosing.
CATH: Trying to accomplish something, you’re setting up goals for yourself? ‘I want to get that, and I want to hit it just right.’
ELIAS: If you are so choosing. It matters not.
The point is that the stick is neutral. It is a tool to be creating of an action. The ball is accomplishing the action. The stick is facilitating the ball. The ball is accomplishing the direction and your intent. YOU are manipulating and directing the stick to be moving the ball in the direction that you choose. The stick is not good or bad. It is a tool. The ball is not good or bad. It is an expression within a motion, to be accomplishing your direction.
Now; you may become frustrated with the ball if you are pushing the ball with the stick, and the ball is moving in a direction that is not matching your thought, and you may stomp upon the ball and you shall be creating conflict, for you shall be irritating yourself.
CATH: I see it as being competitive with yourself. I’m very competitive with myself. Not with someone else; with me.
ELIAS: Which you very successfully camouflage as motivation. In actuality, it is merely a camouflaged expression of the lack of acceptance of self, that if you are not challenging yourself, you are not creative enough to be motivating.
ELIAS: You are automatically motivated, for you are essence, and your natural movement and expression is to be becoming. Therefore, in becoming, you are continuously in motion and motivated. But your belief systems ... even those that you consider to be good, for good is a judgment also, quite equal to bad!
Therefore, even in your expressions of GOOD aspects of belief systems, you are camouflaging the birds (14), and you are creating an acceptable expression of these bright birds that you may play with, and they continue to hold their power within energy, for you continue to lend energy to your belief system of duplicity. You merely do not pay as much attention to your expressions of good as you do to your expressions of bad, for bad is your dead mouse! (15)
DALE: And paying attention to our bad parts is good!
DALE: Or so we think!
ELIAS: And you shall quite convolute yourself in this expression, shall you not?
VICKI: ... Okay, I have a question based on the first part. So, when somebody else’s ball connects up with your ball, then there can be an altering of your perception, correct?
VICKI: My question goes back to this allowance/penetration/buffer thing (16) ... if you could maybe give some information about how to create this buffer a little more efficiently than I seem to be able to create presently.
ELIAS: This is in actuality directly related to your own acceptance of self. I have expressed to you all many times that your initial direction is to be concerning yourself with self, and subsequently you move in the direction of the acceptance of other individuals, for this automatically is a natural byproduct of your own acceptance of self, for in the areas that you are not accepting of self, you also are not accepting of other individuals.
It may take different forms, but your lack of acceptance of self is that which you project outwardly to other individuals in the expression of lack of acceptance of them and their expressions.
You may express to yourselves that you are quite accepting of another individual’s expression, but you are not accepting of your own expression within this same situation. This may hold true – in a manner of speaking, in your terms – but underlyingly, your lack of acceptance of self shall project to another individual in a lack of acceptance of them within a similar area. It merely appears camouflaged, but it is a mirror action.
Therefore, although you are all influencing of each other, you are not creating of each other’s reality, and that influence which is projected may be discriminated upon within your physical focus. You may choose what influences to be accepting and what influences to not be accepting, in the manner of penetration.
Not that you are not accepting of the expression of another individual – you are allowing the allowance of the other individual pushing their ball – but you do not necessarily need be allowing their ball to collide with your ball. This is the penetration action. As you allow their ball to collide with your ball, you have allowed the penetration. But you may, as you view the approach of the other ball, move your ball, in physical terms.
In terms of energy and consciousness of self, you do not necessarily move your physical self away from an energy projection of another individual – which is an expression of another individual – but you do not allow the penetration of the energy into your energy field. You allow your energy field to be the buffer.
Now; the action of allowing your energy field to be the buffer that the energy expression projected shall bounce off of is the action of acceptance of self, and therefore not holding to your energy field; not holding to the movement, the motion of your energy centers within you which are creating of your energy field which surrounds you. But as you hold tightly to your energy field ... let us continue with our example of your stick and your ball.
You stand with your stick and your ball. Another individual enters your area – not your game, but your area – and engages playing their game. They push their ball with their stick, and you view this ball approaching your ball.
In this, you move quickly, snatching up your ball and your stick and holding tightly to your ball and your stick, and in this action of holding so very tightly to your ball and your stick, you are quite occupied, and the other ball strikes your toe! (Laughter) For you are preoccupied with holding to your ball and your stick, that they may not be struck, and you are guarding them preciously, and your attention is fixed, and therefore you create the allowance for the other ball to strike you.
But if you are not snatching your ball and your stick, and you are not holding so very tightly within your grasp, you may respond to this approaching other ball by pushing your ball with your stick in another direction, for your attention is not fixed upon your grasp. It is allowed the periphery. It is allowed the openness of view, to be watching the approach, and also viewing within your periphery all of the other area available to move your ball.
CATH: Can I ask a question? It’s exactly the opposite of what she asked. What if the ball enters your area willingly, but plays a kind of dances with wolves with you? You want to engage the ball, the other ball, and it comes closer, then backs off and comes closer, and you want the energies to meet, but they can’t quite. You’re talking about keeping separate. I’m saying, how do you come together? Do you follow me?
ELIAS: Quite! This involves agreement, for you are not manipulating of the other ball.
ELIAS: You may manipulate your ball, and you may push your ball with your stick and you may be colliding with the other ball, but it is also the choice of the other individual playing their game to be colliding with your ball subsequently and to be engaging your ball.
This is an agreement that you may enter into, and you may push your balls together for a time period if you are choosing within that agreement, but you may not be manipulating the choice of the other individual pushing their ball, for each individual holds their own choices and is manipulating of their ball in their own expression.
You may influence by colliding with their ball. They may be traveling a straight direction and you may collide with their ball, which shall be influencing of their ball to veer in another direction. But this may be temporary, for they may choose to replace their ball upon their line and continue within their straight direction, or they may choose to be creating of a new direction. These would be agreements that are created within shared experiences of individuals.
(Intently) You do not engage experiences with other individuals without agreements.
CATH: But what if you have a half-agreement? The other ball wants to play, but keeps pulling back, afraid. As I said, the dances with wolves, where they come closer and then back, come closer and back, where they can’t quite make it. It seems to be short-circuiting. The connection between the balls doesn’t quite make it. It almost comes together, and then back....
ELIAS: And are you expressing an inquiry to a solution of this dance?
CATH: I suppose, on how to handle it, how to approach this particular situation.
ELIAS: To be addressing to your own wants, recognizing that the expression of the other individual is their choice and is their expression and needs not be affecting and is not dictating of your direction, and in this, you may be focusing your attention upon your want in the action of the dance and examining your motivation, so to speak, in the area of your want.
I am not expressing desire, for this is a different action, for your desire follows your intent, and this is a different subject matter.
But your wants many times are expressed by your lack of trust and your lack of acceptance, and this is creating of wants.
You WANT an element that you perceive you do not have. Therefore, it is an element to be acquired, but there is no element for you to acquire, for you already hold all of the elements. Therefore, the want is the expression of an area of lack of trust and acceptance within yourself, and this is YOUR expression of the projected energy to another individual or situation.
This also involves our very famous little aspect bird of control, which we are all so very fond of and are quite engaging of this little bird! For within physical focus, within this particular dimension, you have created feeding this little bird of control quite well, and it is becoming quite fat and also very demanding, for you are quite insistent upon playing with this bird, and when you may not be playing with this bird with another individual, you shall play with this bird with yourselves, and you shall be controlling of yourselves and of all that you perceive surrounds you, for this feeds another bird, of safety.
If you are feeding the nice fat bird of control, it in return is quite obliging and feeding the little bird of safety, and these are all more aspects of belief systems that you have lent much energy to.
And what do you perceive that you shall be needing safety within or from, if all is you? If there is no separation, there is no other essence that is not intermingled with you. Therefore, in a manner of speaking, All-That-Is, is YOU. And what shall you require safety from within yourself? For how shall you betray you, and how shall you be hurtful to yourself? In actuality – other than through your perception of your belief systems – but in actuality, there is no hurtfulness. It is merely a perception.
CATH: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome. (Pause)
VICKI: So what about when somebody else is in your area and their ball gets really stuck in the mud, and they’re yelling and screaming and asking for some help to get their ball unstuck from the mud, and in the action of focusing on their ball being stuck in the mud, you realize that you’re altering the direction of your own ball? How does this work with what you’ve been talking about with ... well, for example, the sapling story?
ELIAS: This is not inconsistent with the sapling story. If you are engaging an action of compliance with another individual, with their ball as it is stuck within the mud, so to speak, they are asking for helpfulness, and it is your choice to be offering or to not be offering. It is your choice, if you are engaging helpfulness, to be entering into agreement with this individual. You ARE altering of your game and you ARE altering of your direction, for you are engaging joint action in helpfulness to another individual as requested, but you have CHOSEN to be offering this helpfulness. You have CHOSEN to engage this agreement. This is your choice.
I express to you once again, NO OTHER ESSENCE MAY BE CREATING OF YOUR CHOICES. No other individual within your entire dimension is creating of ANY of your choices. YOU are creating of your choices. YOU create your probabilities. YOU create your choices. YOU direct your energy. THEY do not direct your energy ... the infamous ‘they,’ which is you!
These are all areas of agreement, and you hold the choice to enter into these agreements or to not enter into these agreements, and there is no judgment, for it matters not. It is merely a choice of experience. The judgments appear as they are influenced by your belief systems, which is influencing of your perception. Therefore, your perception is that which is creating of your judgments.
VICKI: Well, I think my entire question was phrased within making a judgment on perpetuation of one’s own belief systems or another person’s belief systems, and in actuality, that would be unnecessary also, I suppose.
ELIAS: Quite, but these are beneficial areas for you to be observing within this subject matter of addressing to belief systems and all the aspects of belief systems, that you may offer yourselves the opportunity to view how very automatic you have embedded these aspects of belief systems within yourselves, and you have lent so very much energy in this area that you have created automatic responses.
You hold no thought process in many of these responses. It is unnecessary to be projecting energy in the area of thought. You may move in these directions automatically.
... Emotions are not belief systems. Emotions are an element of your expression that you have chosen to be the method, so to speak, of your expression within this particular physical dimension. This is not to say that other physical dimensions do not incorporate emotion, for some do, but within this particular dimension, it is one of the base elements of your creation of expression.
In this, the emotion exists regardless of the belief system. The experience of emotion is created and exists and is expressed with or without the belief systems, but you are incorporating belief systems into this particular dimension. Therefore, it is not necessarily a question of which you have created first, for you create them together, but they are functioning differently. The belief systems are influencing of your emotions, but emotion is a translation of a tone quality of essence. It is a translation into a physical dimension for the reason of physical experience. Belief systems are not an aspect of essence. They are a creation, a tool to be manipulating perceptions within physical dimensions that influence and create your reality.” [session 331, October 16, 1998]
ELIAS: “As you are already aware, you are viewing very many aspects of belief systems. You are holding your attention to these aspects of relationships and attempting to offer yourself information in this area, that you may allow these birds to fly free and be accepting of this. This also is creating of difficulties at times within your physical focus, for not all individuals are viewing these aspects also. Therefore, you may be offering yourself information, but other individuals may not be viewing this same information.
In this, they continue to move in alignment with all of the aspects of the belief systems, and as you begin to move outside of this alignment, you may notice that your opposition, so to speak, increases, for the individuals that are not moving in this direction yet view this as unfamiliar and as threatening. They do not hold an understanding of what you are viewing and the movement that you are creating, and in this movement they may view, but in their lack of understanding they also rebel, so to speak, against your movement.
Now; individuals move in this direction for the reason of fearfulness. You view unfamiliar areas as areas that hold fearfulness. You do not easily move in the direction of unfamiliar.
Individuals also do not easily accept any other individual movement into unfamiliar territory, for they view this within themselves, and as you ALL hold one aspect of your perception similarly, you look to yourselves and your own perceptions, and you project your perception outwardly to other individuals.
In this, you hold an expectation that other individuals hold the same perception as do you, and create their reality the same that you create your reality. Therefore, you create an automatic assumption that you all are quite understanding of each other and that you are all creating by the same rules, but you are not. You are each creating differently. You each are creating through your individual perceptions, and your perceptions are all different.
This be the reason that I have expressed to you previously that at times it may be quite beneficial to you to be engaging your inner senses and to be engaging your empathic sense, for this allows you to merge with another individual and experience their experience, which is their perception, which is their creation of their reality, for you shall not entirely understand objectively another individual’s perception if you are not allowing yourself to be experiencing another individual’s perception. In this, you may also view yourself in this situation and express to yourself that it matters not the other individual’s perception of what you are creating, for you are creating your reality.” [session 339, November 13, 1998]
TOM: “In connecting – this is a question for my mom – with our larger or complete self, the avenues being raised create a reality that more constitutes less mass belief system involvement?
ELIAS: Let me remind you that you shall always be creating with the element of belief systems, but you may be creating in what we term to be movement outside of mass belief systems as you address to the aspects of these belief systems that you individually hold and neutralize those particular aspects. Therefore, they subsequently shall not be influencing of you any longer. In this, I express yes, it shall be efficient in your addressment to your own belief systems to be moving outside of the direction of mass belief systems and not allowing yourself the influence and affectingness of mass belief systems.
TOM: Then one of the elements that you change by doing that is time?
ELIAS: In widening your awareness and in recognizing that time is a relative creation and expression and is not absolute and is bendable and flexible, yes, you may be creating a wider perception in your understanding of the element of time and how it interplays, so to speak, with your creations within your belief systems, remembering that time, although being a mass expression, is also highly individualized in the same manner as perception. Therefore, in this you have presented a very good question, for in looking to the element of your creation of time within this dimension, you may equate it very similarly to perception.
Now; en masse you hold perceptions that you also hold individually, but you may alter your individual perception, and this may be influencing in the mass perception also. En masse you may create through the thickness of time certain elements of matter. You have created an accepted perception of time collectively, and in that, you also create a collective perception of certain elements within your reality. But you may also recognize that although you create a mass perception, you also create individual perception, and the individual perception may be different from the mass perception, and as you alter your individual perception, it shall also move you outside of the participation within the mass perception.” [session 375, March 20, 1999]
ELIAS: “Your sexuality, your perception of yourself and your world, is all-encompassing and is affecting of ALL that you create. There is no element of your reality that is not within your sexuality. How you place your shoes upon your feet is influenced by your sexuality, for the reason that your sexuality is creating of your perception, and how you perceive your feet is part of your reality!
ALL of your reality is encompassed by your creation of your sexuality. It is who you are within your physical focus. Therefore, this particular subject matter holds tremendous importance in your understanding, for this lends to your movement more efficiently in the area of altering your perceptions, widening your awarenesses.
JEN: When you say perception, you say orientation. The two are not the same. (Pause)
ELIAS: Your orientation is not synonymous with your perception, but it is very influencing in creating your perception, for your beliefs are very influencing of your perception also, but your orientation is different from your beliefs, for it is an element of your perception.
JEN: Okay ... okay. (Inaudible)
ELIAS: It is an ingredient of your perception.
JEN: As our beliefs.
ELIAS: Your beliefs are influences. They are not your perception. They are influences upon your perception. These are the pushes. Be remembering of our stick and our ball. The stick is what is pushing your ball. It is not the ball; it is pushing the ball.
Therefore, the beliefs are influencing, which IS creating of your reality and is creating of your perception, but they are not your perception in themselves. They are not an ingredient. They are not an element of your perception. They are an influence.
ELIAS: Your orientation is an element of your perception.
JEN: So we could say it is influencing your perception, then.
ELIAS: It is also influencing of your perception, and – in a manner of speaking, in your terminology – it is a part of your perception, as are your emotions. I shall not express to you that it is your perception in its entirety, for another aspect of your base element of this reality are your emotions. In this, they are another element of your perception, another ingredient.
JEN: Okay. (Pause) Okay, thanks.
ELIAS: You are welcome. Are you wishing of questions? (Chuckling)
JEN: Well, it’s a lot to absorb here, but there’s a part of me that feels like, okay, one may not be necessarily, I’m thinking, deemed to be just intermediate. I shouldn’t say ‘just,’ but ... (inaudible). One might seem to have qualities of common as well.
ELIAS: You all have similar qualities in your expressions, for you have been taught many qualities of your expressions, but your orientation is not what you would term to be a learned element within physical focus.
ELIAS: Therefore, you may be expressive outwardly and seem to hold many of the same or similar qualities as each other. These are your expressions. But within your orientation – the basic elements of your perception and how you view your world and how you view yourself – this is a different element. This is not acquired. This is not learned. This is not influenced with your environment. It is not influenced by your gender. It is another element in itself.
Therefore, no, it is not interchangeable with each other, and you do not hold more than one orientation within one focus. This be the reason that you agree to manifest within this dimension at least three times, to be experiencing each of these different orientations.
JEN: But you said you can change your orientation within a focus.
ELIAS: It is possible.
JEN: But highly unlikely.
JEN: You wouldn’t bet money on it, or whatever.
JEN: So by understanding our orientation, we can become a little more aware of what’s happening in general. (Elias nods) I don’t know ... I’m not sure the right way to express this. The whole purpose of having a clearer understanding of one’s orientation....
TIM: Do you want to think about that while I ask a question?
TIM: Elias, earlier we had discussed a little bit about left side and right side of the brain, and the right side being more creative or emotional and the left side being more logical. Does that relate to ... we talked about common and how they were more outwardly expressive and building things, and intermediate is more internal. How would that relate to left and right side thinking, or does it?
ELIAS: And it does, for as I have expressed previously, you have created the entirety of your dimension within the base line of sexuality, and you have divided MUCH of your dimension into the designation of male and female, even within inanimate objects, as you term them to be.
In this, what YOU term as the right side of your brain/the left side of your body, this is what you designate as your female side.
In this, as you choose a particular orientation, you have also chosen an officially accepted reality which IS divided into genders.
As you choose a particular orientation, as in your identification of intermediate or common, you shall lend more energy to the expression of the development of these sides.
Now; you shall also notice that individuals that manifest as soft, for the most part, lend energy to both sides and are not expressive of one gender or another. This also lends to your confusion, for you identify that they are part of both genders. This is incorrect.
As I have stated, gender is not interchangeable with perception, but they DO move in harmony and they do complement each other.” [session 378, March 26, 1999]
GINA: “What issues are my husband and I trying to show ourselves? There’s been a lot of conflict between us lately, and I’m just wondering how I can try to change that and what I can do to not experience conflict on my part between us.
ELIAS: Let me express to you that this is directly related to this wave within consciousness which is occurring presently, addressing to the belief system of sexuality.
Now; I have expressed previously, recently, explanations of this creation and belief system of sexuality, and that it is far more expansive than you view it to be. In this, it is also much more camouflaged than many of your belief systems within this physical dimension, for there are many elements of this particularly belief system that you do not identify as an element of a belief system.
In this, as this particular belief system is being addressed, it is creating responsiveness within many individuals – yourselves also – and may be creating of much conflict.
Your creation of sexuality involves your perception: how you view yourselves and how you view your world, how you interact with yourselves and how you interact with your world.
In this, you and your partner share the same orientation within this particular manifestation presently, but you also are influenced by different aspects of belief systems.
Now; in this influencing of different aspects of belief systems, you find yourselves projecting to each other in the expression of conflict, for each of you holds to your own perception of your own aspects of beliefs.
What you are creating is – as I have expressed the analogy of the stick and the ball previously, the stick being the beliefs which are influencing or pushing of the ball which is your perception – you are pushing your ball with your stick and he is pushing his ball with his stick and you are pushing your balls into each other, colliding with each other. In this expression, you may identify to yourself that neither of you is seeming to be choosing to give, in flexibleness.
Now; the reason for this situation is that you are holding very tightly to your own perceptions, and you are not allowing for the reality of each other’s perceptions.
Let me express to you that your perception creates your reality. Therefore, it IS your reality and it is real, but each individual’s perception is reality. They may be different, but they are all reality.
In this, I express to you that as you turn your attention to self – as I have expressed within the response to the previous question involving the situation of conflict – as you are looking to self and examining your own participation and perpetuation of your own beliefs and of your own lack of acceptance of self, this shall be helpful to you within your interaction.
Couple this with the understanding that your partner’s perception is their reality also. Therefore, it matters not that you may be expressing many times of any particular idea or situation. This may not necessarily be influencing in the other individual’s reality, for he also is holding very tightly to his own energy and his own beliefs and the influence of his own beliefs.
Now; I shall express to you in this that you may be moving through these types of expressions and accomplishing what you seek to be accomplishing in eliminating this conflict in relation to the relationship, for you do hold the same orientation.
This is not to say that you may not move through these types of situations were you to be holding different orientations, but it would be exceedingly more difficult, for in holding different orientations, you also – in a manner of speaking – hold different languages, for you hold very different types of perceptions.
YOUR perceptions are merely different as influenced by your beliefs. This is much easier to be moving through and eliminating conflict with than would it be were you holding different orientations.
In this – viewing yourself singularly and addressing to YOU, not to the situation of your partner – I express to you that if you are allowing yourself to move more deeply into self, you may be quite affecting of this situation of conflict.” [session 380, April 02, 1999]
ELIAS: “As you enter physical focus and physically manifest within this dimension, you choose a physical body type and function, a gender. You also choose an orientation. The orientation may fit to either gender. All three of the orientations may fit with either gender. Therefore, they cross over each other, and one does not dictate the other. This is another element of your belief system that creates great confusion within you, for as you DO identify so very strongly with genders, you confuse yourselves with orientations, for the orientations do not fit with one particular gender. They are not associated directly with each other.
Orientation is your perception. It is what is creating your perception. Your beliefs are influencing of your perception and therefore create your perception also, but your orientation is an ingredient of your perception.
Your perception is how you view yourself, how you view your world, how you interact with your world, how you interact with yourself, with each other, and HOW YOU CREATE YOUR REALITY. You create your reality through your perception. Perception is not visual seeing. Perception is not limited to your thought process. It is not limited to emotion. It is all-encompassing, and that element of yourself that you do not identify as a thing, for it is not your body and it is not your brain. It is that element of yourself that creates your reality, that places you in the awareness of reality within this physical dimension. It is your awareness, your objective awareness.
Now; the elements that create this physical objective awareness are your sexuality and emotion. Your sexuality creates what you may term to be the solidness of your reality, the physical elements, the energy movement within your physical reality. Your emotions color your perception. Your emotion adds the hues. You may view your sexuality to be – in a manner of speaking – the color blue, and your emotions are all of the variations, all of the hues of that color. There are countless colors of blue within the color of blue. All of the shades are the emotion. The color itself is your sexuality. It is what you have created to be you in this physical dimension.
This be the reason that this particular subject matter holds great importance for you, for how shall you be addressing to you and understanding you and addressing to your beliefs and all of the aspects of your beliefs if you do not know who you are or what you are? You may identify that you are the species of Homo sapiens – you are human – but this does not offer you much of an identification of what you are or who you are.
In this, I have identified the three orientations of the element of your sexuality with new terminology, for you do not hold terminology to be identifying. I shall explain.
You have offered yourselves, in conjunction with gender, an identification of orientation. I have expressed to you that gender is separate from orientation. Therefore, your identification of orientations shall not fit.
I have identified these three orientations as common, intermediate, and soft. In this, you may be choosing either gender, and you may be any of these three orientations.
As you manifest within this dimension, as we have expressed previously, you agree to manifest three times, that you may experience three different orientations – not three genders, but three different orientations – three different manners of perception, three different means to perceive yourself and your world and interact with them.
In the orientation of common, individuals express their perception in what you may term to be an outward manner. Their perception – how they are interactive with their world and themselves and each other – is seen through the view of physical reality in producing things, so to speak: objects, matter, any element of your physical reality that you may visually see.
Now; this also is how these individuals process, in your terminology, information. In speaking with individuals that hold the orientation of common, you shall notice – if you are paying attention – that they shall discuss with you any subject matter and shall lean in the direction of expressing comparisons. This offers a means of communication that is, in physical terms, an example of one action or one creation which may be compared to another action or creation. This sets what you term in physical focus to be a mental image, and this allows you an understanding in your communication. You shall identify and understand the communication with another individual in this manner, for they offer you an outward projection.
Common is the most common of these orientations, thus my choice for terminology. More individuals within physical focus manifest in this dimension with the orientation of common – within any given time framework – than any other orientation.
Intermediate is an inward expression. Individuals holding the orientation of intermediate focus their attention – within their perception – upon inward creations. Now; these may expressed outwardly, but they are not creating of things. They are creating of actions. They are creating of interconnectedness. They focus their attention upon those elements of your reality that you do not see: understanding, compassion, nurturing, supportiveness, child-rearing, offerings to other individuals in helpfulness, but not necessarily in the helpfulness of an object. They are the individuals that offer themselves as the creation.
There are fewer individuals that manifest with the orientation of intermediate than any other orientation. This particular orientation holds the least amount of physical manifestations in any given time framework.
These individuals do not look outside of themselves physically for their own curiosities, fulfillments, or contributions, in a manner of speaking. You may look to individuals that you view within your existence presently that you identify as monks. These individuals do not focus their attention upon physical outward expressions. It matters not to them. Their attention focuses within. It may be expressed outwardly, but it holds little importance to these individuals to be creating of any actual product ... even children, for children also is a participation in production outwardly.
Now you may begin to view the complexity of your sexuality – and the extensiveness, in a very small expression – in that your sexuality expands far beyond your physical gender and what you identify as actions concerning sexuality, for it is all of your reality, all of your perception.
Intermediate may be involved with other individuals and may be interactive with other individuals, but may also choose to be quite singular in their focus, and may function quite well singularly without interaction of other individuals.
Common may be interactive with other individuals and may also create their reality singularly, although in the orientation of common, individuals may choose time frameworks to be experiencing singularity or what you term to be ‘alone’ ... although you are not alone, even when you are alone! (Chuckling) But in this orientation of common, individuals may choose temporarily to be singular and exploring their own creativity not within interaction of other individuals. But generally speaking, they shall not be creating their focus to be entirely singular. They may move back and forth, or they may choose to be interactive throughout their focus. Intermediate may choose quite comfortably to be singular throughout an entire focus.
Soft are the interactors. The individuals that manifest within the orientation of soft, you shall generally not view them to be singular, and if they are creating singularity in their focus, they shall be experiencing much conflict, for this is an expression outside of their orientation and shall also be outside of their intent in alignment with their orientation ... although I may also express to you that your intent is different from your orientation.
In this, individuals that we classify as soft view their perception outwardly and inwardly. They are creating outwardly, and they are also focusing inwardly. Their focus inwardly is slightly different from intermediate. Intermediate focuses its attention through its perception inwardly objectively. Soft holds an element of its attention in creating its reality quite subjectively. Its inward focus is not entirely objective, but is subsequently translated into a type of objective awareness ... not entirely.
These individuals shall experience quite commonly elements of their reality that are quite surprising to them, for they are creating subjectively – focusing an element of their attention subjectively – and they are allowing a translation objectively, without necessarily creating a communication objectively between the objective and the subjective. Therefore, in their creations, they seem to be creating elements in their reality that ‘pop into’ their reality. They appear before them. They surprise themselves!
These individuals are very interactive. Now; let me clarify in this area. Individuals that hold the orientation of soft shall be interactive throughout their focus with other individuals. They shall also experience a draw to nature, as you term this to be, and all other elements of your reality, your universe, for they ARE so very interactive.
In this, you may not necessarily identify them by the relationships that they choose. Some individuals that choose the orientation of soft may not choose to be within a romantic relationship.
Therefore, you may confuse yourselves in your thought process as you are identifying these three orientations to yourselves, and you may express to yourself, ‘Ah! This individual is obviously intermediate, for this individual has not held a romantic relationship with another individual throughout their focus. Therefore, they are singular.’ But that same individual may hold many relationships that you term to be friendships, and may also hold a relationship in the area of family that is continued throughout the focus.
I am not expressing that these individuals are creating of merely one type of interaction, but that they shall be interactive continuously with other individuals throughout their focus. They shall not be the individuals that you identify as hermits.
They are quite playful. They also are quite expressive. They may be emotionally expressive; they may be creatively expressive. But as they are so very interactive, it holds importance to them that their expressiveness is appreciated and noticed by other individuals. They shall not be your wallflowers! (Grinning)
Intermediate may be quite to themselves, in your terms, and shall hold no conflict in not being interactive with other individuals or creatures. They may move through their focus with ease in their singularity, and focus their attention upon themselves to the point of exclusion of much else within your world.
Now; be remembering, all three of these orientations may be associated with either gender.
Now I shall express to you your identifications of heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual. These are choices. These are objective choices of expression and experience. They are not associated with gender; they are not associated with orientation. They are merely choices that you create objectively, and may apply to either gender. These are gender definitions that you have attached to your belief systems in identifying different mannerisms, associating those choices and those mannerisms – or preferences – with gender and defining them as orientation, and they are not.
In this, we shall break, and we shall continue, and you may engage your questioning, and we shall discuss this subject matter further.
I shall also express briefly, prior to our disengagement of break, that your intent – as associated with families and alignment with families – is also not your orientation. Therefore, do not confuse these qualities either, for individuals are already confusing intent and qualities of their essence families and alignments with essence families to the qualities of orientations, and they are not related.
Very well. We shall break, and we shall continue.
BREAK: 8:29 PM.
ELIAS: Continuing. Now you may present your inquiries this evening. (12-second pause) Ah! You have assimilated all of this information and have no questioning! (Grinning, and laughter)
JOANNE: No questions, Elias!
ELIAS: (Chuckling, and then to John) Yes?
JOHN: The intermediate sexuality – do you consider that unhealthy?
ELIAS: No. I shall express to you that this also would be another aspect of the belief system that encompasses this element of your reality.
This belief system, as I have stated, is very expansive. This particular bird cage holds very many birds! You place many judgments upon the ideas, concepts, thoughts, emotions, identifications of all aspects of this particular element of your reality. There are many elements that you view to be unacceptable.
THIS is the area that I have expressed to you in opening with this session, that we present the information to you that you may assimilate and allow yourselves to move from this narrowness of perception into a wider awareness, which lends to your acceptance of yourselves and your acceptance of all other individuals. This also lends to the acceptance of the creation of your reality, your world in general, for as you become more aware objectively, you also loosen your hold upon your judgments of any element that does not fit into your own beliefs.
You have created your perceptions in this particular area to be very narrow, and there are many, many influencing factors. This is what I have expressed to you, that there are many aspects of this particular belief system.
Your religious beliefs enter into an influence. These, in many areas, are aspects of this belief system. Your scientific beliefs are influencing in this particular belief system. Your social interaction, your psychology ... all of these different elements of your reality that you accept are also quite influencing in perpetuating the narrowness of your perception in this particular subject matter.
You may speak to other individuals, and you may question their perception, and you may inquire of them what they identify to be acceptable and unacceptable. They may incorporate different words: healthy and not healthy, good and bad, right and wrong, acceptable and not acceptable. These are all terminologies that you use to be allowing yourselves to place judgments upon different expressions of individuals.
In this particular area, you place many, many judgments, for you have narrowed your perception to be equating your reality with gender – male and female – and in this equation of male and female and the lack of association and identification with orientation, you attempt to fit qualities of different individuals into what you identify as male and female. What I am expressing to you is that male and female do not hold qualities of perception. They merely hold the quality of physical form and function.
You have created your reality quite specifically and purposefully, and it encompasses much more than you allow yourselves to view. You hold tremendous qualities and abilities within this manifestation in this dimension, but you limit yourselves tremendously, for you identify and define to yourselves quite expansive areas of your reality in very narrow terms. You attempt to fit behaviors and perceptions and choices into the identification of a physical form and function.
You hold machines within your present time framework. These machines may hold a specific form and perform a specific function. The color of the machine is not relevant to its function. Within this time framework, many, many, many individuals within your world own, so to speak – although you do not own any element, you merely create them – televisions. Generally speaking, this machine or this technological instrument holds a specific shape. Generally speaking, it is square. It also performs a specific function. It projects audio and visual qualities to you. Generally speaking, this particular devise shall hold a certain color. Generally, you create these devises within a narrow range of color spectrum, but you may be creating a purple television or a multicolored television, and its function shall remain the same, for the color is not influencing of the function.
(Vic’s note: Great analogy, Elias ... generally speaking!)
In this, you hold a creation that you identify as gender: male or female. This is a body type. Each of these body types holds a specific function. The functions of each are different from each other.
Now; in this, you also create different shapes of these body types and different colors of these body types, which would be likened to the shape of your television. It may be shaped differently, but you choose to shape this instrument commonly. You also choose to shape your physical forms commonly.
Your perception – unlike the television, which is programmed by you, by your perception – your perception is that element which IS you. It is the method, so to speak, to be incorporating your terminology, in which you create your reality.
Perception is not the you of you. Your orientation and your emotion, in this physical manifestation – not in all of essence, but in this particular physical dimension – your perception is created by your emotion and your sexuality. Those are the elements that are the you of you, the ingredients that are what comprises you, as you know yourself physically. Your perception is created by these elements, and is that aspect of you that therefore creates your reality.
You may liken yourselves to very highly technological, highly efficient machines, in a manner of speaking – perfect machines – for you are a physical manifestation of a non-physical essence, a projection into a physical dimension which you have created purposefully to be experiencing physical creations, physical experiences. And in this particular dimension – for there are many – you choose to be creating your reality through the building blocks or the base elements of sexuality and emotion.
We are not addressing to the element or the belief system of emotion presently, for presently this is not the belief system which is being addressed within the wave in consciousness which is occurring now. Previously, you have been experiencing another wave in consciousness which focused upon the belief system of relationships, and as that wave was occurring, I also addressed to all of you, in offering you information that shall be helpful to you, that you may understand what you are participating in and what you are creating, therefore also offering you some answers to your ‘whys.’
Now you engage in a wave within consciousness addressing to the belief system of sexuality, but this is not merely a belief system. This is in actuality also a foundational element of your reality in its entirety. Therefore, addressing to this particular belief system shall be more difficult, more extensive. It shall continue for more of a time framework, and there are more aspects of it to identify.
Much of what you believe presently, you do not even identify as beliefs. You have accepted the participation and the perpetuation of the belief so very strongly – and you have covered your vision in this area so very strongly – that you identify the belief and the aspects of the belief as not a belief.
I express to you, gender is not a belief. You are male or you are female. You do not believe yourselves to be male or female; you are. Your function within each gender is not a belief. It is a function. It is outside of beliefs, although you influence your function of your gender quite strongly through your beliefs.
Females function – within body type in that particular gender – in cycles and have created extensive beliefs in conjunction to these cycles, much of which is very unnecessary but is quite real, for you have created it to be your reality, and you have created this reality through your perception.
Males hold a specific function within the male gender and body type. The function of male may be quite affected in many different areas of performance, so to speak, entirely influenced by beliefs. Your function is affected by your beliefs of what you consume. If you believe you are consuming the wrong foods, you shall affect your physical functioning. If you believe you are consuming substances that shall enhance physical performance in any area, you shall create an enhancement of your physical performance. This is not necessarily your natural body function. It is quite influenced through your beliefs, and it is created by your perception.
As to any of these three orientations being an expression of healthy or not healthy, right or wrong, good or bad, no. They are all merely orientations. They are not good or bad, they are not right or wrong, they are not healthy or unhealthy. They merely are. They are a choice, a choice of a particular type of perception that shall be the lens in a particular focus in which you view yourself and your world and how you shall create your reality in that particular focus.” [session 381, April 09, 1999]
ELIAS: “This evening, we shall be discussing mass events, orientation and perception, energy, and action.
Within this time period presently, there are many events which are occurring and which are attaining your attention. In this, I have offered information recently as to the identification of a wave within consciousness which is occurring presently.
Now; as we move into this subject matter, you may begin to understand how all of these actions are connected within consciousness and are affecting of what you create within your world, individually and en masse. Presently, you view much turmoil occurring within your societies and within your world. I have also offered information pertaining to this present time framework.
Within this time framework now, you engage the final year of your century and also of your millennium. Much energy, as I have stated previously, has been lent to this time framework. Throughout your history, individuals have lent energy to this particular time framework. Therefore, there is much energy to be drawn upon, and you may easily access this energy to be creating within your realities any direction that you are choosing much more easily.
As I have also stated previously, you may choose to be moving in the direction of no conflict and ease within your direction or you may be choosing conflict, and if you are choosing conflict, you shall be manifesting this much easier within this time framework, for so much energy has been lent to this time framework. Much concentration has been offered to this time framework.
In this – as you are aware – you all lean in the direction of conflict and that which you term to be negativity. This attains your attention quite efficiently, and you are fascinated with these conflicts.
Therefore, you may express to me, ‘Why shall we not be creating wondrous beauty and harmony within this time framework, as much energy has been lent to the ease of our creation within this time framework?’ And I shall view you and express to you, you do not create generally in this manner, for you are FASCINATED with conflict! It is stimulating to you; it is stimulating to your senses and it is stimulating to your emotions and your thought processes.
You magnate much more often to the expressions of conflict. You do this individually and you do this en masse, and you are viewing presently mass expressions in like kind. Individuals are creating tremendous conflicts within your world presently.
Now; you each also are responding to these mass expressions, for you are not separated from them within consciousness. All that is expressed within consciousness is also felt – in a manner of speaking – or experienced by all of consciousness, [of] which you are a part.
In this, we may also tie these expressions to our present subject matter of the present wave in consciousness, which addresses to the belief system of sexuality; which also, this particular subject matter of sexuality moves beyond merely the belief system, but is in actuality an element – a base element – of your reality in this dimension. It is quite influencing of how you create your reality.
In this, we have been discussing one element of this belief system, which involves orientation. This is only one aspect of the belief system, and this is a very large belief system! Therefore, I express to all of you, this is a very large bird cage with very many, many birds within it, and many of the birds within this particular cage you do not even see, for they are quite efficient at camouflaging themselves, and even presenting trickery to be invisible! Therefore, they may be quite tricky birds within this particular cage.
You view this belief system not as a belief system. This is quite how these birds are so very efficient at being camouflaged! You do not even identify that they exist or that you hold belief systems in this area. Your reality merely is what it is, and it is absolute. No, it is not, for there are no absolutes!
In this, as we turn our attention to mass events, you may also correlate your responsiveness to these mass events in conjunction with your orientation. Individuals that hold different orientations shall respond differently.
Individuals holding an orientation of soft shall find that they are experiencing more of an emotional expression in conjunction with mass events. They may view themselves to be affected, in their terms, in varying degrees, but many times quite strongly, for this particular orientation lends itself – within that particular creation of perception – to involvement of the individual and all of your world. This particular orientation is very interactive. Therefore, it also is quite affected.
The orientation of common may not necessarily be as affected by these mass events and may seem aloof in their expression. They are not personally, individually emoting over the situations that are occurring within mass expressions. This is not to say that they are not noticing, but they are not involving themselves emotionally or creating responsiveness to these given situations, but appear to be more removed.
Individuals that hold the orientation of intermediate may be affected to an extent by mass expressions, but in similar manner to those individuals of the orientation of common, they may not necessarily move in the direction of identifying individually and allowing affectingness within themselves concerning these mass events, for their attention turns more to self than to the events which occur outside of self.
In this, you may allow yourselves more of an understanding of your own creations and your own expressions if you are understanding your own choice of orientation and how you perceive your world, how you perceive yourselves.
Many individuals express an emotional response to these types of mass events, and interact with individuals within a different orientation who may NOT be expressing the same type of responsiveness or affectingness, and subsequent to these types of interactions, you question yourselves. You express to yourselves, ‘Why are you being affected? Why is another individual not being affected?’ And you also lean in the direction of placing judgments, for you are creating different expressions. And of course, your individual expression is the correct and right expression, and everyone else’s expression is obviously wrong if it differs from yours! (Grinning)
As you allow yourselves more of an understanding and awareness of yourselves and how you are creating your reality individually and how you are perceiving your reality, and recognizing in your understanding that each of these orientations presents a different perception ... which is a different reality! In a manner of speaking, they are three very different languages and they are very affecting of all of your reality – how you respond to yourselves, how you respond to each other, how you respond to all that you create.
Your perception is that which creates the entirety of your reality. Therefore, as you allow yourselves more of an understanding of what your perception is, you also shall understand your reality much more, and as you allow yourself to be understanding that these are choices that you ALL participate within, you may also move more easily into acceptance of self and of other individuals.
You may choose one particular orientation within this one focus, but you are participating simultaneously in the other orientations also, NOW. You hold those experiences NOW in other focuses of your essence. Therefore, who and what shall you be judging of in your judgments concerning other individuals and their choices within their perceptions, as you are creating the same in other focuses? As you place this lack of acceptance upon other individuals, you also place this upon yourself, for you are NOT separated.
There is no separation within consciousness. What you express outwardly is affecting of all else, and is affecting of yourself also. Therefore, as you look to these situations that you are creating within mass expressions presently, regardless of your orientation, you are a participant in these mass expressions, be you actively involved physically or not. Within energy, within consciousness, you also are participating and involved within the movement of energy.
Presently, you view intense turmoil and conflict within your European states. Many individuals are experiencing tremendous trauma ... and let us view this word! I have expressed many, many times to you all that within the action of this shift, THERE SHALL BE TRAUMA ... and you begin! You have lent much energy to this time framework, and many expressions within this time framework move in the direction of fear and intolerance and conflict.
You as individuals, within the confines of your belief systems, are exceedingly resistant to change, but change is your nature! You are continuously experiencing change, for you are continuously in motion! But within your thought processes and your belief systems, you express to yourselves that you do NOT change and you do not appreciate change, for it is unfamiliar and this is fearful and you dislike this action.
And in this, you express to yourselves the wondering as to why your world and yourself and all that is in your reality may not merely stay the same ... which it shall NOT stay the same, for you are continuously in motion and continuously changing! This is the nature of consciousness. This is the nature of essence and all of your expressions of essence and consciousness, to be in a continual state of becoming and changing, exploring, being. The very term ‘being’ holds movement.
In this, you also have connected to another mass event within this location of your own society, in mirror image to what other individuals are creating en masse. You are not immune to all of these expressions, and you express to yourselves wonderings and confusion. ‘Why shall children be expressing in the manner of violence and conflict?’ Why shall they not? You are all participating in the same motion and you are all lending energy to the same motion.
Your resistance within yourselves to be changing – and your resistance within yourselves to be addressing to very strong belief systems and aspects of belief systems concerning perception – lends energy to the expression of these mass events. The expression within these mass events is a lack of tolerance and [a lack of] acceptance of difference.
Individuals hold different perceptions. They create their reality differently, and therefore it is not accepted. Judgment is placed and energy flies ... and energy, as I have stated many, many times, is ALWAYS expressed.
It is your choice how you are channeling your individual energy and your mass energy to be expressed, but it shall always be expressed in one area or another, and if it is being expressed and it is not efficiently gaining your attention in what you choose to be turning your attention to, you shall choose a different expression that SHALL gain your attention ... and conflict gains your attention quite efficiently! You shall pay attention if you are viewing any element within your reality as negative.
Perception, as I have stated, is that element that is creating of your reality. In this time framework, you address to the belief system of sexuality, which holds tremendous influence in the area of creating your perception, for the two base elements of your reality, as has been stated, are emotion and sexuality. This is how you create within this particular dimension, and all that you create is within relation to those two elements. Therefore, you are creating quite efficiently in gaining your attention presently, in addressing to pulling surfacely within your attention this element of the belief system of sexuality.
Sexuality is not limited to sex. It is not limited to gender. It is not limited to sexual activity. This is a very large area of your belief and a very narrow definition that you hold, as to what sexuality is. It is all of your identification within your interaction of self and your world. It is your perception: how you view yourself, how you view other individuals, how you view your world, how you view events, how you view ALL of your reality. This all falls within the cage of sexuality, for it is your perception.
Therefore, this is a very affecting belief system. It also, as with all other belief systems, couples itself with the belief system of duplicity quite efficiently, lending to each of you in your creation of judgment of self and of each other.
Within this time framework presently, many individuals are not merely creating judgments upon other individuals, but you are experiencing an intensity of creating judgments and lack of acceptance with yourselves. You are dissatisfied with your own creations and you are quite efficiently – within your reality presently – discounting of your own abilities, and also not being accepting of your choices and placing judgments upon yourselves in many different expressions.
Now; this is not to say that you are each walking about your planet, moping and sobbing and expressing to yourselves, ‘Oh, woe is me!’ Nor am I expressing to you that you are intensely battling with yourselves or expressing to yourselves how extremely inadequate you all are! But you may be, in varying degrees, expressing elements of this to yourselves in many different areas, and not even noticing what you are expressing to yourselves.
Think each to yourselves how often recently you have expressed ‘I am sorry’ to yourselves or to another individual. Think each to yourselves how very often each of you has expressed the thought process to yourselves that you ‘should have’ accomplished some element better or differently. Should-haves are running rampant presently within consciousness!
Speculations are also running rampant presently ... expressing to yourselves quite often, ‘What if? How shall I proceed in any given situation, for what if this occurs? What if that occurs? What if I am affecting in this manner and I wish not to be? What if another individual is affecting of myself and I wish them not to be?’ What if, what if, what if, what if, what if! And you are creating massive confusion and conflict within yourselves in this area!
You also simultaneously are expressing intolerance within yourselves, expressing to yourselves what you SHOULD be accomplishing: ‘I should be accomplishing this; I should be moving in this direction; I should be more efficient in this area; I should not be expressing in this manner.’ You are quite efficiently creating yourselves into very convoluted little saplings, twisting and turning and creating more and more conflict within yourselves, and abundantly lending energy to mass expressions of tremendous conflict! And subsequently, you sit within the comfort of your home and you express, ‘Why, why, why?’
You are accomplishing quite efficiently! I am acknowledging of this! You are each creating your reality quite well in lending energy to these expressions and convoluting yourselves quite efficiently!
I have expressed recently to many, many, many individuals, over and over within the forum of these sessions, the exercise of no conflict (17), for you are creating an epidemic of conflict! And therefore, I am repeating of myself quite often recently, in expressing to you all to be remembering your no conflict scenario. You may offer yourselves less conflict if you are offering yourselves more of an understanding of who and what you are. You may also offer to yourselves more of an understanding of your interactions with other individuals and how they are influenced in recognizing the qualities of different orientations, for you do not hold the same qualities within different orientations. Therefore, there are translations that need be implemented in your interactions with individuals holding different orientations. They are speaking different languages.
If you are visiting a different country, you shall not be efficiently communicating with the individuals within that country if you are speaking different languages, but if you are offering yourselves interpretation, you may more efficiently understand the language of another individual. This is acceptable to you. You give little thought process to the venturing into different areas of your physical world holding different languages and accepting that you need interpretation, in a manner of speaking, and availing yourself of that information.
But you do not allow this interpretation to be occurring within the translation of the languages of orientations. You merely express to yourselves, ‘No. It is unnecessary for myself to be translating. This is not my responsibility. This responsibility lies with all else within my world. I need not be engaging translation and understanding of other individuals.’ And all other individuals are expressing the same element, the same thought, the same feeling.
And then you weep, to yourselves and to each other, in viewing that there is no solution within your reality to be eliminating all of these conflicts. I express to you that the solution in this area is as easy as turning your attention to self and recognizing your own expressions, your own beliefs, availing yourselves of information concerning who and what you are, how you are creating of your reality, recognizing that individuals are all creating their reality individually, and they are all different.
Even within mass expressions, each participating individual is creating their reality slightly different from each other individual, for reality is a very highly individualized creation. It may appear at times that it is merely a blanket of reality that you all merely participate within as if it were an entity within itself, but it is not. It is a manufacture of each of your perceptions, and each of your perceptions is created through your elements of your reality – sexuality and emotion – and is highly influenced by your beliefs.
... Now; prior to our engagement of questions and responses to your questions, I shall offer a small example of the differences in expressions of these three orientations and their perceptions and how they are responsive to different situations in relation to mass events, that you may more clearly hold an understanding of your differences in your perceptions.
I shall express to you three individuals of the same gender, that you may not be confusing gender with orientation, for these are very different expressions. We shall use the example of three individuals of females. I shall express the individuals of Michael [Mary], Lawrence [Vicki], and Shynla [Cathy], of which all of you, through the transcribing of these sessions, may become familiar with these three individuals, who occupy your physical focus presently.
Michael [Mary] holds the orientation of soft, Lawrence [Vicki] holds the orientation of common, Shynla [Cathy] holds the orientation of intermediate; three different orientations, three individuals within the same gender, three very different expressions and perceptions.
With relation to mass events, Michael [Mary] responds to these mass events in allowing much affectingness. Within the orientation of soft, there is an interaction and an interconnectedness with other individuals and in mass expressions. The attention of interaction between the individual and their world is more extensive. Therefore, there is an individual involvement and an objective expression as mass events occur. There is an awareness of the individual with this orientation of soft that they are a participant, regardless of their location or their physical involvement. They hold an inner knowing and awareness of their participation in consciousness, and they are affected. Thought and emotion are both incorporated into their affectingness. Many of these individuals may move into the position of actual physical involvement in these situations and physically participate in the actions. Regardless that they physically participate or not, they shall be experiencing tremendous affectingness in relation to these types of events and may be displaying very emotional expressions in relation to these events.
Lawrence [Vicki] holds the orientation of common. These individuals, in relation to a mass event of these types of which we are speaking this evening, may be partially noticing of these mass events, may allow themselves to be partially connecting objectively through thought, but may hold little emotional involvement with these situations. They are not perceiving their individual interaction with these mass events unless they are physically participating in them, but they also shall be more responsive to individuals that they DO physically and emotionally interact with.
Therefore, if they are interactive with another individual that is responding to the involvement of the mass event, their attention shall move to the individual that they participate with; not necessarily the mass event itself, but the affectingness and the participation of the individual that they personally are interactive with, for this is affecting of them individually. You respond within your orientations to that which is affecting of you individually.
Now; as I have expressed, the individual of common interacts with and is affected by those individuals that are personally affecting of them and that they hold involvement with. The individuals of soft incorporate the entirety of your planet as interactive with them. They do not separate themselves from the interaction of all else that occurs within the actions of your mass events.
The individuals of intermediate may hold less personal involvement with mass events than either the common or the soft, for their attention moves inward. Their attention moves to self.
In this, I am not expressing that they may not hold an awareness of these mass events, but they hold little personal affectingness of this. They may express an opinion or a thought process, but you generally shall not be observing these individuals to be personally involving themselves in connection with these mass expressions. They shall continue to hold their attention in the direction that it is, in relation to themselves, regardless of the mass expression which is occurring.
Shynla [Cathy], as our example of intermediate, holds awareness of mass events, but holds her attention in her own interaction with self and the situations that she is creating individually within her focus, and this [holds] precedence over all else. There is an element of responsiveness to other individuals that she may view as holding a relationship in closeness, but only to those individuals within closeness relationships, not extending outward to less intense relationships with other individuals. Even those individuals that may be deemed as close relationship shall not receive the emotional expression of interaction and empathy, so to speak ... which we are not speaking of your empathic sense, but the emotion of empathy.
This shall not be extended to other individuals in their expression as openly or as intensely as the individual may express within the orientation of common. Their attention shall move much more into the expression of empathy to the individuals that they hold relationship with, but they shall also incorporate that expression of empathy with other individuals that they do not hold close relationship with. They shall be noticing of other individuals’ expressions, and they may casually, in YOUR words, interact with certain individuals within the area of their employ or within their community and they shall be responsive to these individuals also, if the individuals are expressing that they are experiencing individual affectingness. Their concern shall extend to those individuals that ARE allowing personal involvement and affectingness, but shall not extend much beyond that point. They shall not be necessarily involving themselves or expressing emotional affectingness as to the mass event itself.
Therefore, you may view within these three different types of perceptions, within these three orientations, there are quite different exhibitions of these individuals’ realities. One individual focuses much more upon self. One individual focuses upon self and slightly outward to personally-affecting individuals. One individual extends with their perception to the incorporation of experiencing together with the entirety of your world. Now you may also view in these differences that each individual holds the potential for creating judgment on the other individuals, for their expressions are very different.
You place great value upon the word that you express as ‘caring.’ You place great judgment upon this word of caring. Individuals that are intermediate may appear to be, in the assessment of other individuals, not caring. And of course, this is very, very bad, for you must ALWAYS be caring individuals, and you must be expressing this caring in certain types of guidelines that are acceptable within your mass expressions! (Humorously) Therefore, the individuals of common may be viewed as partially caring! (Laughter) The individuals of soft are overly caring! (Laughter) NONE of your expressions are quite acceptable, for they are either extreme or they are not quite adequate enough, and this is the manner that you slip into your expressions of non-acceptance of each other, and also of yourselves.
Individuals within the expression of soft, the orientation of soft, also view their expression as extreme and not acceptable. Individuals within the orientation of common express to themselves that they are not caring enough or are not involved enough with certain situations. Individuals that may be of the orientation of intermediate are hopelessly lost! (Laughter) For they are not interactive with any individual, but they are quite interactive with themselves! And they are very much not caring, for they are merely caring of themselves! Quite a selfish expression, in the judgment of the masses!
This may offer you more of an understanding of how you yourselves individually create your reality – how you are responsive to yourselves and to each other, to situations, and to your world – and it may offer you more of an understanding of other individuals’ creations of their reality if it is different from your own. And in this understanding, you may begin to offer yourselves the noticing in those moments that you are not accepting of yourselves or of other individuals ... each of those moments that you are expressing to yourselves that you may be creating differently, for your expression presently is not adequate, and as you express to yourselves that your expression is not adequate, you also mirror this outward to other individuals.
Let me also express to you that within this subject matter of orientation, there is great affectingness in this area. Much of your reality is very affected by this expression of orientation. Many individuals, in not understanding and identifying their individual orientation, may be creating tremendous conflict within themselves in a lack of acceptance of themselves, for they do not understand what they are creating, and how, and it may not move within the confines of your officially accepted beliefs within your societies.
The individuals holding the orientation of soft lean in the direction of not conforming to their societal beliefs. They may align with many of the beliefs, but they also move in a direction of challenging many societal beliefs or mass belief systems. These individuals may be quite unaccepting of themselves, for their expression does not fit, and other individuals are unaccepting of them also, for their expression does not fit, and if you do not fit within your officially accepted reality, you shall be experiencing conflict and judgments upon yourselves and upon each other.
And as you allow yourselves to widen your awareness and offer yourselves more information, you may be becoming much more accepting of yourselves and your choices, recognizing that your choices are your own, and that they are not bad or wrong. They merely are your choices, and if you are dissatisfied with your choices, you hold the ability within every moment to choose different choices. You hold no limits within this physical focus, merely the limits that you place upon yourselves as influenced by your beliefs, and as you move into acceptance of these beliefs, you also remove your obstacles and your limitations, and you offer yourselves great freedom.
Now you may engage your questioning! (Laughter, and Elias chuckles)
RODNEY: Elias, I have three questions. I think they kind of roll into each other. One of course is, what is my preference?
Second, is there a relationship between preference and family?
And the third one is, if this is a preference, why would one choose to be soft versus why would one choose to be common versus why would one choose to be intermediate? What would be the motivation behind making the choice to be one of the three? So, that’s kind of like three questions there.
ELIAS: Let me express to you, first of all, there is a distinct difference between orientation and preference. You are incorporating terminology that I am specifically offering to you quite intentionally. I am speaking of orientation, not preference. They are very different. I am understanding of what you are speaking ...
RODNEY: I’m confused.
ELIAS: ... but within clarity, I offer to you, preference is an objective choice. You hold a preference in the area of your sexual choice of activity. You hold a preference, an objective choice, in the area of who you choose to be interactive with, who you choose to be engaged in relationships with, who you choose to be engaging sexual activity with. These are objective choices. These are preferences. This is very different from orientation.
Your orientation is not an objective choice. This is a subjective choice, in the same manner as gender.
RODNEY: So it was made before we came into this focus?
ELIAS: Quite; yes.
RODNEY: Was their a motivation behind it at that time?ELIAS: Yes. You choose to be manifesting in each one of these orientations.
RODNEY: I see.
ELIAS: Now; you may hold in essence a preference for an orientation. Therefore, you may manifest within this physical focus 100 times, and you may choose, in preference, to be manifesting 86 times as common, and you may choose to be experiencing soft and intermediate few. This is an expression of preference.
But you shall experience all three of these orientations if you are manifesting physically within this dimension. It matters not which focus you choose to be experiencing which orientation, but that you shall be experiencing all three of these orientations within a particular physical focus and that you ARE experiencing all of these orientations presently, for all of your focuses are accomplished simultaneously.
RODNEY: And I guess the answer to the family thing is that it’s independent of family.
ELIAS: There are difference[s] in the expression. The influence of your belonging to and aligning with these families in consciousness is that of intent. This is the element within your reality that designates the direction of your intent within an individual focus, the direction that you choose. Your orientation holds its own qualities that are specific to each of the orientations, and this is how you PERCEIVE.
RODNEY: I think I understand. (Elias chuckles) Is it fair to tell me what my orientation is, or is it better if I find out for myself?
ELIAS: It matters not. I am quite understanding that presently, within the delivery of this information, it may be difficult for individuals to be identifying their particular orientation.
RODNEY: I would guess that I am soft.
ELIAS: And you shall guess incorrectly, and this shall be the point!
It may be difficult for you to be identifying your orientation in this present time framework, for you do not hold an understanding and an assimilation of the information being offered adequately yet to be allowing yourselves accurate assessment. I express to you that hold the orientation of common in this particular focus, and as you avail yourselves of this information in the definitions and the qualities of these three different orientations, you shall also view how you fit in that particular orientation. You may identify your own behaviors, your own creations, your own perception and how it shall fit into the expression of that particular orientation, for you shall identify with the qualities.
(Firmly) Do NOT confuse the qualities of these orientations with gender or preference! They are very different. Your beliefs lean you in the directions of identifying orientation with preference, and these are very different expressions and may not be equated with each other. Preference is preference ...
ELIAS: ... and orientation is orientation.
ELIAS: Water is water, and earth is earth. And you may mix these together, but water shall not be earth, and earth shall not be water, for they are different elements. And you may mix together your orientations with each other, and you may mix together orientation and preference, but they are different elements. You may incorporate them alongside of each other, but they are not each other.” [session 387, April 24, 1999]
TOM: “Now, when you talk of perception, Elias, perceptions actually are formed by our beliefs and belief systems. Is this correct?
ELIAS: Your perception is quite influenced by your beliefs. In this, they are the push, the influencing factor, so to speak, and a motivating force which underlies all of your choices and actions and creations within your perception. They are, in a manner of speaking, creating of your reality, for they are so very strongly influencing of your reality.
As to being an actual INGREDIENT of your reality, they are not.
They are an influence which moves you within certain guidelines and directions within your focus, in difference to elements such as emotion and sexuality, which are actual building blocks or ingredients of your perception, for they are actual baseline elements of your reality itself. Therefore, they are creating of your reality also, but not merely in influence, but as an element of it.
TOM: Pardon me? An element of?
ELIAS: Yes. Therefore, hypothetically, in figurative terms, if you were to remove all of the belief systems from this dimension, you would continue to be creating within sexuality and emotion, and this would continue to be creating of your reality and of your experiences.
Now; as I have expressed to you previously, you shall not be removing belief systems from this particular dimension, for this is the manner that you have created this particular dimension physically, and if you are choosing to be experiencing physical focus within a dimension that does not hold belief systems, this is available to you within other dimensions.
You create your participation in this particular dimension with the knowledge that you are participating within the reality of the intimate and intricate workings of belief systems and that they are quite influencing and a basic element of this reality, but they are different in their function from those basic elements of your reality which are ingredients of your reality.
Belief systems have been inserted into this objective physical reality, just as you insert into this reality all of your physical creations. Your elements of sexuality and emotion are not subsequent insertions into this physical reality, but a base element of the creation of this reality in itself.
In another viewing of this, you may think to yourself in terms of your earth. Your soil is the ground, so to speak, the base element of your earth. Your water, your soil, your air – these are the elements that are basic to the formation of your physical world. Your plants, your creatures, yourselves are inserted into that format, so to speak.
In this, your base elements of sexuality and emotion are the base elements that are the ground creations of your reality. Your belief systems are the insertions into that reality, which are influencing of all of the environment of your reality. They are influencing of all of your creations, for they are influencing of your perception, but they are not your perception in itself. Are you understanding?
TOM: Yes, I am. I believe I am. So, perception ... if you move into the less thickness, the faster vibration we were speaking of, you’re not moving outside, but you’re moving into more of the accepting of the aspects of belief systems.
ELIAS: Correct.” [session 407, May 28, 1999]
JENE: “I have an issue with an individual, and it is a conflict, and I am perplexed by it. There is a certain amount of duplicity that takes place when we are within each other’s physical environment. I haven’t been able to completely remove my judgment or my criticism. I hold it up, I view it, I say, ‘It is here and I am doing this,’ but I don’t understand the depth of the conflict, other than perhaps the 13th century, some things that went on at that time with she and I.
ELIAS: There is a lending of energy from this focus, but I express to you that you offer yourselves – ah, your favorite word! – great OPPORTUNITY. (Laughter)
In this, I express to you that you mirror to each other elements within yourselves that you each hold difficulty in movement in addressing to. Therefore, you slip yourselves each – for she also – into the expression of turning your attention once again outward.
Temporarily you look inward and you question and you notice, and you discontinue temporarily and you express questioning to yourselves, and you appear surfacely to be ‘addressing to the situation.’ (Grinning) I express to you that you ARE noticing but you are NOT addressing to the situation, for your attentions become distracted. This occurs in conjunction with emotion. Emotion flares. It is familiar, once again, to allow this emotional cloud to arise, for this creates quite efficiently a covering. It allows each of you to recede and not to be looking within, but to be justifying.
This, as I have expressed, is a very, very large bird – quite fat! – with very many individuals. You are quite familiar and quite accustomed to justifying yourselves, expressing that you are right, and you may even guise this in, ‘I am accepting of myself. I am expressing my acceptance of self, and therefore I am justified, and therefore you are not!’ (Laughter) This bird is quite adept at camouflage and is quite elusive and very difficult to hold!
In this, I express to you, I hold awareness of the difficulty that you each express within physical terms: that you may be attempting and you may be noticing, but your emotional expressions continue regardless. I am not expressing to you that you discontinue in your emotional expressions. This would not be figuratively quite possible regardless, for it is a basic element of your reality.
The point of this shift – the point of this acceptance – is to move your attention from this area of automatic responses and familiar creations and familiar patterns into more of an expanded awareness, that you may offer yourself the ability to view more of your choices.
Within the present now, you have moved from viewing before you in a given situation two choices to – figuratively speaking – six choices, and you express to yourself, ‘I am accepting of self and I am widening my awareness. I have moved from two choices to six choices.’ And I express to you that the objective is to be moving into the area of gray, in which you view multitudes of choices, and in this, you do not move into this awareness by concentrating upon outside. You do not move into this awareness by holding your attention upon the behaviors of other individuals. I am aware that this is difficult, for you interact with other individuals, and your expression to me is that their behaviors are affecting of you. No, no, no! This is a CHOICE.
(Intently) I have offered you all the exercise of your buffer quite intentionally and purposefully, that you may hold a method, that you may visualize your energy field, that you may allow yourselves to feel its power, that you may feel within yourselves secure – for this word of security holds great value to you – and in this, you may know within you that another individual’s projection may not penetrate.
In this, it is not a situation of protection and it is not an expression that you need be feeling safe. But temporarily, we move into expressions – and I offer expressions to you all – that may be facilitating of the accomplishment of moving into acceptance of self, although it may be a perpetuation of some elements of your existing beliefs. I hold an awareness of this interaction that I offer with you all, but it may be beneficial, in like manner to my expression to certain individuals that they be expressing to themselves the offering that they are accomplishing ‘good,’ for they are not within an awareness – yet – that they may move into an acceptance of self without the acknowledgment of ‘good.’
This is not to say that I am not encouraging all individuals to be moving beyond this into a completeness of acceptance, but you are entrenched in your methods and your processes, and in this, we work together, and I offer you information that may be applicable to your processes and your methods, that you may be accomplishing and you may be expressing to yourselves that you are accomplishing, to the point where you realize that it is unnecessary to express accomplishment, for you merely are.
In this, as to your interaction, as I have stated, I hold an awareness of the difficulty, and I express to you continued: Hold your attention within self. Be accepting of self. Be recognizing that regardless of your clarity, regardless of your knowing, regardless of your expression, another individual’s knowing and expression and acceptance may be translated within their perception quite differently, and it IS reality. These are quite easy words to say. They are not quite easy concepts to apply!
JENE: I don’t seem to be able to get through the ... I’m not trying to use a method or a process.
ELIAS: It matters not. There are mass belief systems in play in these areas which lend tremendous energy. You are not merely addressing to your individual selves and your expression of your own individual energy, but you are also moving contrary to the energy expressed within mass belief systems, which confuse[s] you, for you express to yourself, ‘I wish to be accepting of self. I wish to be accepting of another individual. I wish to be encompassing of all of this acceptance.’ But your mass belief systems move contrary to these expressions. It is acceptable for you to be accepting in certain situations. It is acceptable for you to NOT be accepting in certain situations. (18)
In this, it has created great confusion, for you understand partially the concept that another individual creates their reality, but you also attach quite strongly within mass belief systems that there are certain elements of your reality that are shared and common and that you hold common definitions for. You hold the same reality, all, in certain areas. I express to you, no, you do not. It may appear in certain terms that you agree upon certain elements of your reality. You may attach to certain words and you may each express to yourselves and to each other, ‘Yes, we hold the same definition of this word.’ But although collectively you express to each other and to yourselves that you may define a word the same, in interaction you define differently.
You may express to another individual and you may express to yourself that you are offering clarity – absoluteness – in your expression and you may express, ‘Yes, I shall engage a boating outing with you this day.’ And another individual may look to you and may respond in, ‘Are you not wishing to be boating with me today?’ And you express frustration and express, ‘I have stated, I shall be boating with you today. Is this not clear?’ And the other individual shall express to you, ‘I am confused. Wish you not to be boating with me?’ And you both go round and round and create frustration and confusion and irritation and move automatically into your own justifications. You automatically move into a lack of acceptance of the other individual.
You shall likely express to the other individual, ‘I am frustrated. I shall not be speaking with you today, for I attempt to be clear and expressing myself with you, and you hold no understanding of my words, and which of these words do you not be understanding?’ And you hold the same definition for ‘I,’ you hold the same definition for “shall,” you hold the same definition for ‘be,’ you hold the same identification for the vehicle of boat, you hold the same definition for the words ‘with’ and ‘you.’ But your perceptions are different. Your realities are different.
Therefore, your words are colored in the hue of pink, and they are received by the other individual in the hue of purple, and they no longer hold the same definition, but each holds REALITY.
Your reality is no more or less than the other individual’s, and vice versa. They are equal in their reality, but as you do not view that each of you holds your own individual reality ... or you [view that you each] hold the officially accepted reality, which is common to you all and absolute: affirmative is affirmative, negative is negative. No, it is not! Affirmative to one individual is negative to another individual. These are not absolutes, but you view them as absolutes, for your officially accepted reality expresses that they are absolutes: yes is yes, no is no.
JENE: Well, how in the world do you talk or express objectively to another individual that holds this....
ELIAS: You express within yourself, you express yourself to them, and you listen and you allow yourself openness – the dreaded word ‘vulnerability’ – and you allow yourself to view their perception also, and within the knowing of your perception and their perception, this be the area of gray in which all of your choices lie, and in this area of gray, there are many other avenues to be expressing yourselves to each other and accomplishing your common ground, realizing that each individual’s reality is different and IS REALITY. You have created this physical reality highly individualized. (Pause)
JENE: Quite! (Laughing)
ELIAS: You have created an exceedingly intricate reality in this physical dimension, of which I have spoken many times, and it is a wondrous complication, for it offers you tremendous avenues for exploration and to be expressive of yourself. It is merely the situation that you have become so very accustomed to narrowing your awareness and moving into very familiar expressions which are quite limited.
VIKKI: Well, is there a better method of communicating with others to gain clarity, or is clarity each individual’s reality once again? There is no mutual clarity in communication?
ELIAS: Clarity, as you express it to yourselves, is an illusion. You have developed a belief in this area that you may be clear if you are aligning with the officially accepted reality, that element of your reality within your communications that you assume all individuals hold the same definitions within. Therefore, it be an absolute. I express to you, it is not an absolute!
Therefore, your idea of clarity is an illusion, for what may be clear to you may be very cloudy to another individual. It may appear quite clear – crystally – to yourself, and another individual may be quite confused with your crystal clarity! And they may be crystal clear within themselves, and you may be quite confused in their expression and not objectively understanding. But regardless that you do not in actuality hold the same definitions of your communications, you DO hold commonality in being, in energy, in movement, in understanding, and in knowing.
In this, as you allow yourselves to be listening, as you allow yourselves to be moving in the direction of allowing yourself the perception of another individual, you also shall automatically begin to move yourself out of your automatic responses and into alternative choices, for you shall immediately recognize that your automatic responses are inefficient, and you are (clapping three times). And you may continue to smack (clapping twice)....
VIKKI: So if we take your example again, ‘I wish to be boating with you tomorrow,’ or ‘Do you want to be boating?’ the communication is, ‘We will be boating together,’ and I go away in my reality assuming I’ll see you tomorrow, and if you’re not there, then I accept, or I look for my other choices, or I look for alternatives?
ELIAS: The point is not the other individual’s response. The point is YOUR automatic responses. If you appear within the location to be boating and the other individual does not appear, it matters not. You have created a choice, and that individual has created a choice.
Now; with respect to your question, you are questioning how to be finding, so to speak, the common ground, the commonality in which you both move in the same direction, in which you both appear to be engaging your outing of boating amiably, in which you accomplish agreement. First of all, recognize that agreement is merely agreement. It is not ‘better’ than non-agreement. Non-agreement many times is quite beneficial also. Therefore, do not delude yourselves into the thought process that you wish to be within agreement continuously with all other individuals upon your planet, for you shall become quite bored!
But as to the commonality of the expressions and the agreements, I have spoken many times to be engaging your inner senses. I have expressed many times, engage your empathic sense.
(Humorously) This is ooooo, elusive, for this is ooooo, a cosmic action! (Grinning) And you are engaging your spirituality and must be meditating specifically and merging with another individual intentionally and purposefully, and this is a specific action that you engage. This has been grossly misinterpreted!
I express to you, engaging your empathic sense is not quite so very formal, but merely allowing yourself to be recognizing that another individual’s perception – which is their reality – is not the same as your own. Therefore, what is it? And allow yourself to view what another individual’s perception and reality is, and in this, you offer to yourselves more of an understanding, not merely of the other individual but of yourselves also, for you present yourselves with these differences intentionally, that you may offer yourselves information of yourselves. You draw to yourselves quite specifically all of your experiences.
You each, within this room presently this day, do not draw yourselves to the experience of massive guns pointed to your chests by strangers. This is not within your experience. You do not draw this experience to you, for this is not the direction of your attention in which you are offering yourself information of yourself. Other individuals do draw this experience to themselves, for this attains their attention and offers them information in mirror action. You do not draw to yourselves tremendous prejudice, in your words, for you do not express this outwardly. Therefore, it is unnecessary for you to mirror this to yourselves.
You DO draw to yourselves conflicts and frustrations with other individuals. You DO draw to yourselves difficulties in acquiring certain aspects of employ, of currency – financial abilities and stabilities, in your terms – for these are areas that attain your attention and mirror to you your own fears and your own beliefs, those areas that YOU attach to and place great importance within. Therefore, you present yourselves outwardly, objectively with these types of situations that shall face you in mirror action to what YOU address to inwardly. Individuals that address to great lack of acceptance of other individuals’ choices within their focus shall mirror to themselves and present to themselves much lack of acceptance, that they may view within their own creations that element of themselves.
VIKKI: Is this at all times, with parents, children, friends? It’s always a mirror of ourselves?
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking, but not entirely. In one manner of speaking, I may express to you, yes, you are continuously presenting yourselves with mirror actions. In another, I may express to you, no, there are certain experiences that you draw to yourself to provide yourself with information, that you may be moving into more of an expression of effortlessness within your focus and not necessarily moving yourself into addressing to the same issue. But as I have stated, in an abstract, so to speak, manner of speaking, you may express that all of your actions mirror in some manner elements that you hold within.
There are time frameworks in which you are mirroring to other individuals what they draw to themselves ... not that you are not continuously engaged in this action also. But what I am expressing to you is that there ARE times in which you are creating the reverse, so to speak, action, in which you offer yourself as a mirror to other individuals. You may not be experiencing conflict within that time period, or confusion. You may merely be presenting yourself, and the other individual may be experiencing confusion and conflict in interaction with you, for they are presenting themselves drawing themselves to you and your expression, that they may view elements within themselves that they choose to be addressing to. In these types of interactions, you shall view that you may be expressing to yourselves ‘it matters not’ and you shall not be caught in responsiveness, so to speak. You shall merely present yourself and hold no conflict within this; an ease in your expression.
But as I have expressed many times previously, generally speaking, if you are engaged in conflict with another individual, you may express to yourself that you are drawing this experience to yourself that you may view elements of yourself that are the same. You may express them differently, but the issue is the same.
VIKKI: So the mirror is generally a reflection of conflict. If two people are just comfortable, interact, and walk away, they’re simply expressing, but if there’s conflict involved, the mirror is generally there.
ELIAS: You may be mirroring to each other in no conflict, in sharing, but this is not necessarily to be offering you the opportunity within your attention to be addressing to your individual issues, for within this reality, you are much more fascinated with your dead mouse than you are with your butterflies!” (Grinning) [session 411, June 07, 1999]
ELIAS: “You may be engaging your interaction with your partner. It matters not that you hold different orientations. (19) It matters not that you speak different languages. It matters not that your perceptions may be very different within this particular focus. You hold choices in this area. I shall express to you also that there are no judgments upon those choices. They are merely choices. If you choose to be continuing within relationship with an individual that holds a different orientation from yourself, you may be accomplishing in this area. I express quite realistically to you that you shall engage difficulties which are obvious to you within physical focus.
If you choose to be incorporating a second physical language in addition to your native language, in your terms, you shall initially incorporate difficulties, for you need be altering your thought process and your perception to be incorporating the differences of the language and to be creating a translation. This is not to say that within your very physical terms, you may not master this second language, but initially you shall incorporate difficulties, and it is your choice as to how temporary these difficulties shall be expressed. You may be encountering difficulties for a very small time framework – a month, several months – or you may incorporate difficulties in your attempts to be mastering this second language for years, in your time framework. This is your choice, and your choice is motivated by your desire.
In this, the engagement of differences within orientation is no different. It is the incorporation of differences within perceptions and language, and I am not expressing to you that you may not master this also, but be aware of your motivation ... and we return to you.
Be aware, within your recognition and your identification of your motivation and what YOU are choosing, [of] the direction that you are moving yourself into, and why.
I express to you that if you or any other individual is moving in the direction of incorporating this other language of perception – of a different orientation – to be expressing to yourself your own accomplishment and an acknowledgment to yourself of your nobility, then I shall express to you that you within probabilities very likely shall not accomplish and shall merely encounter and incorporate more and more conflict, for you are approaching the interaction within the direction of conquest, and in this, you approach in the direction of conquering, and this motivation shall not offer you the understanding that you require to be efficiently moving in the direction of this other language. But if you are approaching this interaction from the motivation of curiosity, exploration, and a desire to be accepting, in this situation your motivation and your desire shall move you into a genuine expression of less conflict and of understanding, and you shall allow yourself to be accomplishing in this area.
Many individuals do not choose to be incorporating the energy to be learning this other language. There is also no judgment in this choice, for you create many, many focuses within this dimension, and therefore you also choose to be incorporating many interactions and many different types of relationships throughout your focuses.
Therefore, it matters not if you are choosing to be incorporating any particular type of relationship within any given focus. This is entirely your choice, but how shall you be creating a choice in this area efficiently, objectively if you are not offering yourself information as to what you desire? If you are not recognizing and identifying what your motivation is [and] which direction you are incorporating, what you shall be creating is confusion, for you are not allowing yourself to be recognizing and identifying.
Therefore, once again, I instruct you, in your direction, to be allowing yourself to direct your attention to your recognition and identification of what you are engaging and why you are engaging and what you are creating; what your confusion is created from, why you are engaging the direction that you are engaging in YOUR choices, not in the choices of other individuals. In this, let me express to you this example.
Another individual ... let us express it be your partner Tyl [Joanne]. In our hypothetical scenario, she may be engaging you objectively. You may engage discussion and she may be projecting energy to you, and in her expressions objectively to you, she may be projecting energy of a lack of understanding, of confusion, of irritation, of frustration, and a lack of acceptance.
Shall this matter? How shall you be responsive to this?
Hypothetically in our scenario, we may express that you may receive this energy which is projected and you may offer no response, and you may express to yourself that you are being accepting of difference and accepting of her perception, although your perception differs, and you shall allow yourself quietness.
Are you genuinely accepting, or are you merely expressing quietness?
For you do not hold agreement, and therefore you also do not hold understanding of her expression, and in this, I am not expressing to you that you need be holding agreement! You may be quite comfortably acknowledging difference without response, without comparison, and without reaction within you.
Now; as to the choice of how you shall be receiving, you may in this same scenario not be receiving in silence. You may choose to be engaging interaction and offering your perception and your opinion of the situations. In this expression, there is no judgment also, for there is no wrong in your expression of your perception.
But what be your motivation? Shall you be expressing the difference merely to be offering the difference and continuing to be accepting of the difference within her perception, or shall you be offering the difference within your perception to be convincing or to be swaying?
We three have spoken of this very action, for you both engage this action with each other, and in this, I expressed to you each, incorporate what I am offering you in information, but do not move in the direction of attempting to be swaying each other to your individual perceptions of what I offer to you, for I hold the awareness, as do you, that you each hear what I offer to you quite differently. Each of your perceptions within the very same words are very different, and in this, I am encouraging of you to be accepting of those differences and not to be moving yourselves into the expression of overriding each other’s differences with your individual perceptions.
You are correct; you have drawn yourself into this situation quite purposefully and within a time framework that is quite purposeful. You each have chosen to be moving into a direction of widening your awarenesses individually and in cooperation with each other, and in this, you offer yourselves the challenge of incorporating this acceptance with each other, that you may ALSO extend this outwardly to other individuals. I express to you, in like manner to Tyl [Joanne], you each move in the direction of expressing to yourselves that you are very accepting of the differences of other individuals, and I shall express to you quite explicitly, no, you are not.
It is comfortable to hold a thought process that you are good and kind individuals, and the expression of this is to be accepting of differences within other individuals, but you are accepting of other individuals and their perceptions if they are not directly interactive with you. But once they are – in your perception – directly affecting of you, this creates an entirely different game and an entirely different scenario, and you shall not be quite so willing to be accepting in these situations.
Now; I am not expressing to you that you are not good and kind individuals, for within the guidelines of your physical focus, you may identify yourselves both as expressing in this manner. It matters not. IN REALITY, IT MATTERS NOT. What holds importance is how you shall be interactive with self, how you shall be receiving energy, and how you shall be translating in your receiving of energy and your recognition that you hold choices. There are no absolutes!
Be remembering of our projection and allowance and buffer exercise. Note the tone within the group interaction that I incorporated with these individuals in my expression of projection. Many individuals perceived that tone and that expression as offensive and intrusive; fearful. It was merely a projection of energy incorporating a specific tone with the intention of invoking a specific response.
But be remembering what I am expressing to you presently, and what I was expressing to all of those individuals and to all of you in that example is that you hold choices in how you shall receive it.
It matters not that I may be – or any individual within physical focus may be – projecting energy in what you perceive to be offensive or irritating or frustrating or hurtful. This may be the intention of the individual projecting, but you need not receive that energy in that manner if you are not choosing to be, and you DO hold the choice. An individual may approach you and may physically assault you, and you hold the choice of how you shall receive this and how you shall CHOOSE to interpret this within your perception, and your perception is very influenced by your belief systems and your experiences and your issues.
This be the reason that there is great importance to turn your attention to self and to be recognizing and identifying what YOU are engaging, what YOU hold within your beliefs, what YOU are responsive to ... and why are you responsive in these manners? For you are influenced by certain beliefs and issues that you hold within YOU.
It matters not how another individual or what another individual shall project to you. You always hold the choice of how you shall receive it. (Pause)
It matters not that you thwart the intention of the other individual, and it matters not that you do not receive it within the expectation of the other individual in how you shall be receiving it. (Pause)
The point is to be focusing upon self and your motivations, your belief systems, your issues, your shrines, your triggers, your thought processes, your emotions, your perception; what you choose to be incorporating and what you choose not to be incorporating, what you choose to be allowing in influence and what you choose not to be allowing in influence, and always remembering that you create your reality. It is not dictated to you by any other individual or circumstance or action, within ALL of your reality.” [session 455, August 25, 1999]
ELISABETH: “I want to ask you, do the feelings we have create the duplicity, or is it the other way around?
ELIAS: Which causes which? Do your emotions cause your duplicity, or does your duplicity cause your emotion? This is an expression of another aspect of belief system which we term to be cause and effect, which is that – an aspect of a belief system.
In actuality, your emotions do not cause duplicity, and duplicity does not cause your emotions. They are, figuratively speaking, different entities. One is a base element of your reality. One is a natural expression that you create within this physical dimension, and the other is a belief system. Therefore, they are different in expression and quality.
Now; as with all elements of your reality, duplicity is influencing of your expressions and your creations, for as a belief system, it – in like manner to all belief systems – is influencing of your perception, and your perception, as we have stated, is the element that creates your reality.
Now; your perception is quite changeable. Your perception is not an absolute. It is a very changeable element within your creation of your reality. All of your belief systems are influencing of your perception. Your perception is also influencing of your emotion.
In this, as I have stated, emotion is a base element of your reality. You have created this particular dimension of reality physically with certain base elements. These base elements are the facilitating factor in how you interact and create within this physical dimension.
Therefore, in like manner to the subject to which we have been discussing this evening, as duplicity is influencing and intertwined with all other belief systems, it couples itself with all other aspects of belief systems. Your belief systems subsequently may be influencing of your emotions, but they are not causing your emotions.
Your emotions are a natural expression that you create within this physical reality. They are not right, they are not wrong, they are not good, they are not bad. They are merely an expression that you create within this physical reality.
Your beliefs are quite influencing of your emotions, for your beliefs are influencing of your perception, and within your perception, you create definitions and identifications within your reality.
Therefore, your perception, influenced by your beliefs, views your creation of emotion and assesses certain expressions of emotion and defines to you what that emotion is, in very similar manner to the expression of how your perception evaluates and defines all of your physical creations.
In this, if you are looking to your physical creations within your physical form – within your perception as influenced through your beliefs coupled with duplicity – you define certain physical expressions as uncomfortable or bad and some physical expressions as pleasurable and good.
You may alter your perception of any expression within your physical creation and you may view that expression quite differently, and this is evidenced within your actual physical reality regardless of your mass belief systems.
You may identify through your perception the definition of physical pain, and you may define this within yourself as bad, as uncomfortable, as negative; an element of your reality which you wish to be eliminating of or changing. Another individual may create physical pain within their reality, and through their perception it is identified as pleasurable, and is not viewed as a negative element or an element to be eliminated, but to be perpetuated.
I have been expressing recently to many individuals the discussions that there are no absolutes, but you hold thought processes within your physical reality identifying certain elements of your reality as absolute.
I am offering you information, that you may allow yourselves to be understanding that there are no absolutes. All that you create within your physical reality is dependent upon your perception, and your perception is not an absolute. It is quite changeable.
In this, you look to your expressions of emotion, and you identify certain emotions as negative and uncomfortable, and you wish to be eliminating of these expressions.
Once again, we move in the direction of acceptance. This moves you into the direction of acceptance of self as prerequisite to acceptance of beliefs, for as I have stated, there are base elements within your reality which are not expressions of belief systems. You have created belief systems in conjunction with those base elements, but those base elements within themselves are not belief systems.
Your perception, your creation of your reality, in itself is not a belief system. Your energy in thought in itself is not a belief system. Your emotions in themselves are not a belief system. But you do create belief systems to be surrounding these base elements of your reality, and therefore you create influences of your perception which color your picture.
Now; in this, what I am expressing to you is that the color that you paint your picture with is not bad and matters not. It merely serves to be creating of the entirety of the picture. But you place certain colors within your pictures and you express a dislike for those colors, and the reason that you dislike those colors is that you hold a lack of acceptance of self first.
‘This particular color is a reflection of an element within myself that I do not accept, that I do not appreciate, that I do not like. Therefore, I wish to eliminate this color from my painting.’
But this is the point: in acceptance of self, you are not eliminating self. Therefore, you are not eliminating any expression or aspect of yourself. You are allowing yourselves to become aware of ALL of the colors within you and to be accepting of all of these colors, holding the recognition that each of these colors adds to your creation and is beneficial to the entirety of the picture.
Therefore, in duplicity and emotion, you experience certain emotions that through your perception you identify as sadness or anger, hurtfulness. These types of expressions of emotions you hold little acceptance of. These emotions you view through your perception as being wasteful of your energy. You view these types of emotions as very uncomfortable. You view these types of emotions in an evaluation of self. They serve, coupled with other expressions of emotions, as your measure stick of yourselves.
If you are creating joyful emotions, if you are creating what you identify and define as pleasurable emotions, you also mark on your measure stick that you are creating well, and therefore YOU are well, and therefore you are valued. If you are creating what you identify and define as negative emotions, you mark lower upon your measure stick of yourself, for you are not creating your reality efficiently and you may be creating your reality better. But these are the definitions that you hold in identification of emotion, which are offered to you through the influence of your beliefs.
You may be experiencing elements of your reality that you identify emotionally and define within your perception of your emotions as quite painful, and your automatic movement is to be discounting of self, that you are not creating your reality efficiently. Your automatic movement is retreat, for you engage the assessment – through your perception – of how other individuals shall view you, you assess within yourselves how you view yourselves, and you move into the automatic identification that this is uncomfortable, and therefore it must be eliminated.
Now; I shall express to you that as you are creating a perception of negativity in conjunction with elements of your reality, you are creating a thickness in energy. A thickness in energy is not bad either. It is merely a difference, which may also be measured within your perception, for thickness is bad and thin is good. Slow is bad and fast is good. Movement is good and non-movement is bad. Painful is bad, and all bad need be eliminated, for it is inefficient, it creates obstacles, it creates blocking of energy, it is a waste of energy, it is hurtful.
These are all expressions of your perception, but as I have stated, your perception is not an absolute, and all of these definitions are quite changeable.
Your psychology expresses to you to be embracing your fears and your torment and your painfulness, and this shall be eliminating of these expressions of emotion. I express to you, why shall you embrace any element that you are unaccepting of? (Laughter) If you are creating an interaction with a bird – of any aspect of duplicity – and it is biting of your hand, why shall you continue to offer your hand? Why shall you attempt to be embracing this bird if it is pecking at you? But you also need not be eliminating of this bird.
This bird is attempting to be gaining your attention, and this is your very efficient method of gaining your attention, for you shall pay attention! Your very clichés reflect this. You express to each other throughout your history that you shall oil the squeaky wheel. You shall pay little attention to the wheel which is not squeaky, but you shall offer your attention to the noisy wheel.
And if your emotions are creating through your perception uncomfortableness, this shall gain your attention! But you automatically move into the direction of eliminating and wishing these emotions gone, but they shall not disappear, for they are a base element of your reality. But you hold the ability to perceive them differently, and therefore their affectingness of you is different.
You may be experiencing what you identify as painful emotion, and if your perception turns and is no longer identifying and defining to you the terminology of painful, you may allow yourself to be experiencing that very same emotion in its same intensity, but you shall be responding differently.
You yourselves express, there is a fine line within your reality between pleasure and pain. I express to you, there is no line between pleasure and pain. It is merely a choice to be viewing from different angles. It IS the line. There is no line between. The emotion, the expression, IS the line, and you may view the line from different angles, and your response to the line shall be different.
And THIS is accomplished through the acceptance of self – the recognition that this also is an element of self, and there is no aspect of it that is unacceptable.
You may view within your reality the identification that you feel emotion in response to outside stimuli. As movement occurs within energy outside of yourself, you respond within an expression of emotion, and you view these responses to be automatic and without choice.
I express to you that you hold choice in your response to any element within your reality. You choose which direction to be moving your perception within. You are not dictated to by circumstances or other individuals.
Your reality is not creating you! Therefore, all that occurs within your reality is not creating you. YOU are creating all that is within your reality through choices, but you view in the reverse.
(Humorously) You view, regardless of what you express – that you BELIEVE you create your reality – in actuality, you believe that your reality creates you! And therefore, you are victim to your reality, for you are without choices. And therefore, you hold no control – another very large bird within these bird cages, the ominous control bird, and its twin of the infamous LACK of control bird! (Laughter) And they move quite efficiently together, and THEY are creating of your reality! You are not creating of your reality, for reality creates you. You do not create reality. (Very tongue in cheek)
You yourselves have created all of these beliefs! You yourselves have created all of these bird cages and all of the birds within them, and they have served you well throughout all of your reality, through millenniums, and they are not bad now any more than they have been bad previously within your reality.
You are changing your reality to be expanding your reality, but if you are to be expanding your reality, you also shall be allowing yourself acceptance of what you have created, and in this acceptance, you also recognize your responsibility – that you yourselves are creating your reality IN EVERY ASPECT OF IT, and that it is not creating of you.
And even now – as I have spoken to you for much time framework – within your humor, you express different words, that the universe is dealing you certain elements of reality that you are subject to. Even within your playfulness, you reflect what you believe, and what you believe is not necessarily that you create your reality, but that some cosmic element, some higher self, some ‘unconscious’ aspect is creating for you, for it is in control, and it is skipping merrily with you in tow OUT of control ... and there we view the twin birds once again! (Grinning, and a pause)
In this, as you look to self, as you move into the acceptance of self, you also recognize that there is no element of you or your reality that is broken, not within your thoughts, not within your emotions, and therefore, they are acceptable and they need not be fixed. They are merely an expression. They need not be altered; they need not be fixed. You merely may turn your attention within your perception and your definitions of your emotions.
As I have stated, you may continue to define the word painful, but within that definition, the explanation of painful may turn, and therefore your experience – which also is not absolute – may be quite altered, for your experiences also are a creation through your perception, and you may consistently and continuously be creating certain types of experiences to be reinforcing to yourselves that they do hold absoluteness, but this is merely your reinforcement of your beliefs.
ELISABETH: (Barely audible) Thank you.
ELIAS: You are very welcome.” [session 472, September 19, 1999]
RHONDA: “Am I thought or emotionally based?
RHONDA: What does that mean, Elias?
ELIAS: Within this physical dimension, essence manifests focuses in quite specific manners to be creating of certain types of functions and perceptions. In this, you may focus within this dimension in a type of functioning manner which manifests in four categories, so to speak.
Now; these functions – which are identified as emotional-focus, thought-focus, religious or political-focuses – are influencing of your perception. Your perception is the tool that you incorporate in this physical dimension which creates your reality, and in a manner of speaking, processes information concerning your reality.
In this, the type of focus that you incorporate – such as an emotional-focus – is influencing of the function of your perception; how it shall process the information that you intake and how it shall express the creation of your reality.
In this, emotionally-focused individuals input information concerning their reality through the yellow energy center.
All of you incorporate eight energy centers within your physical body consciousness. In this, certain energy centers facilitate the processing of information concerning your reality, and also allow you the expression outwardly, through your perception, of that same energy center, which creates your reality.
Your yellow energy center does not create your reality. Your perception creates your reality, but the process[ing] of information concerning your reality moves through this particular energy center, as being an emotionally-focused individual.
Individuals that are religious-focused shall process information through the red energy center. Individuals that are political-focused individuals shall process information through the blue energy center. Those individuals that are thought-focused shall process information through the purple energy center.
This is a function of your physical manifestation within this particular physical dimension.
Now; this particular function is influencing of how you create your reality, for it is influencing of your perception within this physical reality.
In this, in similar manner to your physical nervous system within your physical body, it is influencing of the functioning and the creations of different elements of your physical body. Your blood flow, your organ functions, your physical movement and motor abilities are affected by the influence of your physical nervous system. This nervous system that you incorporate physically is an integral element of your physical body functioning.
In similar manner, the type of focus that you create in any particular manifestation is also influencing of all of your creation of your reality. It is influencing of your personality type, it is influencing of your perception, and it is the manner in which you process information in relation to this physical reality.
Now; in simplistic terms, emotionally-focused individuals respond inwardly to information and stimulus through the yellow energy center and the responsiveness of their emotions. This is not to say that individuals that are emotionally-focused do not also process information and incorporate the functions of all other types of focuses, but that they initially input and output their creations and their reality through the expression of emotion.
Individuals that incorporate thought-focus within a particular manifestation input and output through the action of thought initially. Those individuals that incorporate the focus of religious-focus input and output through feeling; not emotion, but through feeling. Those individuals that incorporate political-focus input and output through sensation.
Therefore, each of these identifications of a particular design of manifestation within any focus creates a type of color lens, so to speak, through which the individual shall perceive their reality.” [session 622, May 26, 2000]
ELIAS: “What I am expressing to you is that your perception, this instrument that creates your reality, is so very powerful and so very individual that merely by turning your perception ever so slightly, you alter your actual physical reality.
It matters not that the individual standing beside you upon your street is experiencing rain. Your perception is so very highly individualized and unique and so very powerful – and IS creating of all of your reality – that you may be creating an entirely different exhibition of your weather within the same physical proximity to another individual.
You are looking to your reality as an expression of some ‘thing’ that is outside of you – your universe is a conglomeration of expressions and matter that lies outside of you and that is affecting of you – and what I am expressing to you is that this is quite incorrect!
Your universe IS you. All that you view, all that you encounter, all that you experience IS YOU. It is created BY you. It IS you.
Therefore, whatever you perceive is what you create as an outward expression of reality, and it shall be reality!” [session 646, June 17, 2000]
MICHAEL: “... I think, from what I understand, there’s sort of a deadline of 2075 or something like that [for the completion of the shift in consciousness]. (20) But really, the actual insertion and completion is up to the individual who is doing the inserting.
ELIAS: You are correct.
MICHAEL: But it can happen sooner or later, depending on perception.
ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.
MICHAEL: Cool! I like that! (Laughing, and Elias chuckles) But there again is another belief system.
ELIAS: Let me also express to you, this is a powerful element of your reality, this expression of time. You hinge much of your choices and much of your movement and much of your associations in relation to this creation of time, and in allowing yourself to view that the movement of time is an exhibition of your perception, you allow yourself to become more familiar with your perception.
Perception objectively is an elusive expression, one that is not easily defined. I may express to you that it is an instrument, that it is, in a manner of speaking, a mechanism of you, but it is not a mechanism or an instrument that you may view in solid form, and therefore it becomes abstract and elusive, and you experience difficulty in defining and identifying what perception is.
In this, as you allow yourselves to view the affectingness of your perceptions, as you allow yourselves to view the creations of your perceptions, you also allow yourselves to not concern yourselves as much with the definition of this mechanism, but rather allow yourselves to begin an understanding and a recognition of the movement of it and how to be manipulating of it.
It is a tool, in like manner to a tool of a physical hammer that you may engage in physical activity. You incorporate a hammer to facilitate an action of building. You incorporate perception as an instrument, a tool that builds your reality.
MICHAEL: I can see that as we speed up our perception of time or understand the nature of time, that the so-called lag time between idea and physical construction will be a little more apparent.
ELIAS: And I may express to you, this is already occurring.
MICHAEL: Yes, I’m starting to see that.
ELIAS: (Chuckling) YOU are assimilating information more quickly than you have assimilated previously!
MICHAEL: I guess as we get better at it, we’ll start tapping into other sources of information, like the inner sources and like I had this morning, sources of information from different aspects.
ELIAS: I shall express to you, you are already engaging this action and this activity. You merely are not noticing or allowing yourselves to be paying attention to what you are creating.
But this be the point in familiarizing yourself with you, for as you become more familiar with you, and you allow yourself an objective understanding of your movement, you also allow yourself much more of an expression of freedom, and you allow yourself in that freedom more of an objective recognition of movement in other types of expressions. (Pause)
MICHAEL: I’m thinking!
ELIAS: (Chuckling) And I may express to you that other than noticing as your greatest tool of engagement presently, you may also be reminding yourself to be relaxing within your energy, and this shall be key in your allowance also.
MICHAEL: Makes sense. Does relaxing mean slowing down time or speeding up time?
ELIAS: It matters not!
MICHAEL: I know! (Laughing)
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
MICHAEL: I’m zooming right at the moment!
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha ha! The speed of your relaxing is irrelevant! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! (Bobbi's note: Elias is cracking himself up here!)
But I may express to you, this may be quite interesting for your examination in your association of beliefs – that rapidness may be associated with less relaxation, and slowness is associated with more of a relaxation. (Chuckling) And in this, you may be challenging yourselves to be experimenting with the relaxing in rapidness!” (Chuckling) [session 691, September 12, 2000]
VICKI: “The only other thing I really want to talk to you about today is on a completely different subject matter, and it has to do with this concept of how we interact with our perception of another individual.
ELIAS: Very well.
VICKI: A few people have written to me and expressed confusion regarding this concept, specifically in the manner of not understanding if they’re actually creating that individual’s reality.
Yesterday I worked on a transcript in which you offered an analogy to Mikey about a kid spilling some liquid on the floor. (21) You told him that in actuality HE spilled the liquid on the floor. So I’ve been thinking about that, and I’m not quite sure how to respond to these people, and I’m not quite sure for myself how this works.
If I’m interacting with a kid and he spills liquid on the floor, I’m actually spilling the liquid according to what was said in that transcript. But then again, I’m not creating that individual’s reality, correct?
ELIAS: You are correct.
VICKI: Can you explain that to me?
ELIAS: Very well. Let me express to you, Lawrence [Vicki], as I have offered previously, you manifest within a physical dimension and reality which is extremely intricate. It is highly efficient, and it is also highly precise.
Now; you are correct, you do not create one moment of any other individual’s reality; neither does any other individual create ANY of your reality. But as I have stated to you, you do not participate in this physical dimension singularly. There are many, many, many essences which focus attentions and manifestations in this reality also. Therefore, each individual that you encounter objectively is in themselves another focus of essence. It is an actual physical manifestation of another essence.
Now; in this, as you encounter every other individual within your physical dimension, what you encounter is the energy of that individual, and upon the reception of that energy you create a projection of that individual through your own perception. Therefore, you create your own likeness of that individual through your own perception.
Each of you individually projects energy; that energy is received or blocked by each of you from each other. In moments that you receive energy from another individual, what you create is a translation of that energy expression. You filter that energy expression through your own individual associations, through your own beliefs, through your own assessments of self, through your own expectations, and you project outwardly through your perception an image and actions.
Now; that image and those actions are directly associated with the energy you have received from the other individual, but they are also influenced through your perception. Therefore, we may incorporate this example that you have offered.
One individual may be, in your terms, spilling the liquid upon the floor. They are creating an action. They are creating a choice; they are projecting energy in a specific manifestation. That energy is projected outward, not necessarily directly to one individual, but merely projected outward. You, as an individual within physical proximity and interaction with the other individual, receive the projection of energy. Once receiving the projection of energy, you filter that energy through many different avenues of communication within yourself and project it outwardly through your perception and create a very similar event. It may not be identical as an event, but it may be quite similar.
Therefore, the individual creating the action creates an action of spilling the liquid. You create a very similar action in your projection of that individual through your perception.
Now; at times you may be receiving energy from another individual and you may translate it quite differently, and therefore your projection of the event that has occurred in relation to another individual may be quite different from what the individual has created, and therefore your perceptions shall be expressed quite differently. What you view shall be very different.
At times, you do not receive the energy that is projected by another individual; you block. And in this situation, you may create a VERY different perception or creation of reality than the other individual.
VICKI: Yeah, I’ve had that experience! (Laughing)
ELIAS: Let me express to you, Lawrence [Vicki], there is an interplay of energy between individuals. There is a direct projection and reception of energy between individuals, but the actual physical manifestations of any interaction is a creation of each individual’s perception.
The direct interaction between yourself and any other individual is in energy expression, not in actual physical manifestation. The physical manifestation, the physical projection, is created by you, by the individual, through the mechanism of your perception.
VICKI: So, when I observe somebody spilling a cup of liquid, I am in actuality doing that, but the other person is also projecting the energy of that physical act?
ELIAS: Yes, and may be creating that physical act, and you may be creating a perception closely associated and quite similar to what they are creating.
VICKI: So in reality, both individuals are creating the act.
VICKI: That’s hard to understand! (Laughing)
ELIAS: Many times your creations are quite similar. Therefore, you may express to each other that you view the same event, that you view the same action or the same object. You may describe aspects of your realities quite similarly or what appears to you to be the same, for you are allowing yourselves in many moments to be accepting the energy of the other individual and not tremendously coloring that energy through your own communications and associations, and therefore you allow yourself to be creating a very similar expression to what the other individual is creating.
This also offers you the explanation of why you shall be surprised at times at what another individual may be creating, for your expectation prior to the creation of the other individual may have been different. But within the moment, you may be allowing yourself to receive the energy expressed by the other individual, translate that through your perception with little distortion, and therefore create a very similar projection through your perception as that which has been expressed by the other individual.
VICKI: I take it this is the way it is most of the time.
VICKI: There’s a similarity in all of that.
ELIAS: Yes. You are not creating tremendous difference in the expression through your perception from that which is being projected by the other individual.
You shall hold an awareness objectively in the moments that you are influencing and interfering with that energy expression, for you shall view the difference of expressions. You shall allow yourself an awareness of the vastness of difference between your perception of an action or an event and the other individual’s perception.
VICKI: Okay. I guess part of the point here, though, is to remember that you are in actuality creating that action.
VICKI: And that’s the hard part!” (Laughing, and Elias chuckles) [session 796, March 13, 2001]
ELIAS: “I may not express to you strongly or genuinely enough, my friend, the powerfulness of your attention in relation to self and how this is affecting of perception and how that genuinely alters your reality.
The creature [i.e. a sick pet] is an expression within your reality. If you are holding your attention upon self and allowing a balance and a free flow of energy, concentrating your attention upon self, you cease to be creating judgments outwardly. This creates an automatic tremendous flow of allowance in energy. It creates a lack of expectation, and in that lack of expectation, there is a tremendous opening, a tremendous expression of freedom, that energy flow, in whatever choice is being engaged.
I have expressed many, many, many times to you all the tremendous significance of holding your attention upon self, and how this genuinely does alter your reality. It does not merely alter your individual reality.
Let me express to you, my friend, you yourself and every other individual that has engaged conversation with myself has at times created thought processes that incorporate questioning and wondering as to how you shall in actuality create the expression objectively of altering all of your reality and creating the genuine expression of this shift in consciousness. This, in its simplicity, is the movement of it, and the manner in which it shall be accomplished is in the recognition of the significance and the POWER of holding your attention upon self.
This one action, this simple movement, creates an opening of floodgates of energy which incorporates such a significance of power that it in actuality, in genuineness, does alter your reality in actual physical terms: physical matter alters, physical expressions alter. Not merely your individual singular perception, but as you alter your perception you also open a channel of energy which is affecting of consciousness.
I hold an awareness that you do not individually recognize the vastness of consciousness or your individual expressions of affectingness of consciousness, but I may express to you in truth – and as you are aware I do not incorporate this particular term often – but in this discussion and this subject matter I may express to you in TRUTH the alteration of your perception creates a movement which is affecting of all of consciousness.
Therefore, what you may term to be these small expressions of objective imagery, of alteration of one creature [i.e. a sick pet] and their physical manifestation, or an alteration of a translation of transference of a picture from one medium to another [i.e. create a painting], you may allow yourself to view as great in its significance in the alteration of perception; but in relation to objective imagery, it may be viewed as similar to one grain of sand upon your planet.
(Firmly) The objective imagery is the abstract. It is not what holds significance, for it is continuously changeable. It matters not. Within one moment, you may be incorporating objective imagery in the expression of your llama. Within another moment, you may be incorporating objective imagery in relation to an expression of your dog or a pony or a bird or another individual – it matters not. What holds significance is the expression of your perception, which holds consistency in ALL of these objective expressions of imagery.
JIM: And there’s inner perception, too, of how you see yourself.
ELIAS: It is not an expression, my friend, of inner and outer perception. It is all one. It is all inter-related, for there is an interplay of all of your associations, your beliefs, your knowings in the creation of your perception. There are merely different expressions of perception and different directions of the creation of your perception. But it is all one movement; it is all one mechanism.
JIM: All in harmony and balance.
ELIAS: Correct.” [session 809, March 30, 2001]
LESLIE: “... We were just talking downstairs about the meaning when you said yesterday in the group session that there are no absolutes. One of the thoughts around that was, or ideas was, that when we come into this focus we have agreements, that we all agreed that we will participate in certain beliefs that enable us to stay in this focus, as far as time-framing and mass, and that those beliefs HAVE to be absolute. But they don’t, do they?
LESLIE: Oh, good, I was right! (Elias chuckles) We can change them, can’t we?
ELIAS: Yes, you may, even those that you view to be absolutes in relation to time or certain manifestations. You may bend these, and you may create them through your perception in the manner in which you choose.
LESLIE: So when we come here there is not a set perception that we agree to as an essence, as a mass essence; there are no limits that we agreed to in this dimension, or perceptions that we sign up to have or...
ELIAS: You do agree, so to speak, in choosing to manifest within this or any physical dimension to be exploring consciousness in the design of that physical dimension. But it is not an absolute, for it is bendable. You agree, so to speak, to incorporate linear time. But this is not to say that you may not move outside of linear time and continue to participate in this reality, or that you may not bend time in different manners.
LESLIE: And when we do bend the perceptions, is that something we can do individually or does it have to be all of essence, kind of like a mass group decision like ‘well, this really isn’t working – let’s bend it’?
ELIAS: At times you create this expression en masse, but the mass is created by the individuals. Therefore essentially it is the movement of each individual and an individual perception.
LESLIE: Which comes from beliefs? Does perception come from beliefs?
ELIAS: No. Perception may be influenced by your beliefs, but it is not a construct of your beliefs.
LESLIE: What IS perception?
ELIAS: Perception is a mechanism that you incorporate in consciousness, in physical manifestation, which projects outwardly from yourself and actually creates and generates ALL of the physical manifestations.
LESLIE: I was thinking about that earlier, that being in the physical dimension makes things a little bit trickier, because we’re learning how to manifest in physical matter versus probably in other dimensions where you don’t have that manipulation of energy into the physical. You just create.
ELIAS: In some. In some dimensions you are creating physical manifestations, and in some areas of consciousness you are not generating physical manifestations.
LESLIE: Is it harder to do it in physical?
ELIAS: It is not necessarily more difficult, but it is different for there are perceived limitations. This is not to say that you actually incorporate limitations, but as you create a physical reality in which you incorporate singularity and separation, you perceive that there are limitations.
LESLIE: Do we have that perception because it helps us manifest in the physical ... that perception is a tool, because if we didn’t have it it would be very hard to manipulate energy or manifest in actual physical? If we didn’t see ourselves as separate from our creations ... that’s kind of what the physical is, right?
ELIAS: In this physical dimension. This is the design of this particular physical dimension, in which you incorporate a perception which projects outwardly, as I have stated previously, in similar manner to what you recognize now as a hologram. But you are incorporating actual physical matter.
LESLIE: Right. Wow! So that’s pretty different.
LESLIE: The things that we create, the physical manifestations, do they go on to be their own entities? I mean, is it possible to love our creations?
ELIAS: Quite! Love, in the expression of the truth of love, is knowing and appreciating. This is the genuine expression of love. Therefore, yes, if you are recognizing that every aspect of your reality has been generated by you – you have created EVERY aspect of it: every planet, every grain of sand, every individual, every experience, ALL that you interact with and view, and KNOW you have created – you already incorporate the knowing of it, and as you begin to incorporate a genuine expanded knowing...
LESLIE: Is that appreciation?
ELIAS: No. In the expanded knowing that it is YOU, you also may offer yourself permission to genuinely appreciate the wondrousness of every expression, for in each expression there is a tremendous powerfulness.
LESLIE: And I created it.
ELIAS: Correct. Even those actions or expressions that an individual views to be negative or bad incorporate tremendous power, and in that you may appreciate the creativity and the powerfulness.
LESLIE: And the passion.
LESLIE: So, because of my religious upbringing, those thoughts got jumbled up in thinking the creator was something out there; so you need to give all the love and adoration that you gave that creator to yourself, because you’re the creator.
LESLIE: Oh! That’s really fun!” (Elias chuckles) [session 942, October 28, 2001]
RODNEY: “... I did something this morning. It’s my birthday, which is a very special day, of course.
ELIAS: Ah! And I shall be acknowledging of this day of emergence!
RODNEY: (Laughs) I decided to take a card from the tarot deck to help me focus my energies or my attention – that’s what I asked for, ‘where would it be appropriately put’ – and I pulled the Star. The Star is a card that shows a woman pouring water into the Earth with one hand and pouring water over her head with the other hand. My sense is that the card symbolizes a real deep opening to essence renewing itself again and again and again in this dimension, in this physical place. And I was. I was feeling somewhat melancholy and longing and sensing into that, I guess. It was a very beautiful place to be.
ELIAS: And what have you offered to yourself in this communication?
RODNEY: An appreciation, I sense, of my willingness to be in the unfamiliar, in the place of not knowing. It’s so easy for me to put myself down because I don’t know, and I’m learning to appreciate that that’s kind of like a condition of life. If one is truly opening to the unknown, it’s... I don’t want to call it a stress, but it is... Let me say this: it’s not the kind of place that one often appreciates, that we’re capable and up to this, but we are...
RODNEY: ...and to sense that we are. It’s kind of like a validation on an incredibly deep level to be willing to stand in the place of not knowing and still moving forward.
ELIAS: I am understanding.
RODNEY: That makes sense to you? (Laughs)
ELIAS: Yes. But I also express to you once again, this is an expression of your perception, the identification of not knowing, which in actuality you DO incorporate the knowing. What you are not recognizing is your ability to translate the knowing that you incorporate objectively. Therefore, what you are expressing is actually not a lack of knowing but allowing yourself a comfort to rest in the expression of not entirely generating your objective ability to be translating the knowing.
RODNEY: That says in a big way my willingness to accept where I am...
RODNEY: ...in my not allowing myself.
ELIAS: Yes, and therefore not generating a force.
RODNEY: Yes. I sensed very strongly this morning that I was not forcing myself in any way. I was aware of that and truly just resting in it.
ELIAS: Now; shall you express to myself what you are allowing yourself to address to and actually become more familiar with?
RODNEY: In this process?
ELIAS: Yes. (Pause) Shall I offer you a clue?
RODNEY: I have a sense, but yes, a clue would be helpful.
ELIAS: Very well. Allow yourself to incorporate your objective recall and memory and what have you expressed to myself that you wish to incorporate in discussion in this interaction this day.
RODNEY: It’s the only thing I had prepared myself to discuss with you, and that is I would like to discuss with you your words on this function which we call the sexual function, which is the manner in which we manifest in this physical reality.
ELIAS: Correct. And how efficiently you have offered an introduction to this subject matter!
RODNEY: How so?
ELIAS: For you are expressing your recognition of addressing to how you generate your movement, how you generate objective imagery, how you create your reality in freedom. What is the expression of sexuality? All that you generate in physical manifestation – not the communication; this is another expression – but what you generate in creating a physical reality. This is the energy of the base element of sexuality.
RODNEY: Would you say some more? I’m at a loss for words here. I don’t know if I’m following you or not.
ELIAS: Allowing yourselves to move into the objective recognition of the HOW in generating your reality, you are addressing to the expression of sexuality.
RODNEY: In allowing myself to move into the objective knowing...
RODNEY: ...of how I create my reality...
RODNEY: ...is the function of sexuality.
ELIAS: Is allowing you an understanding of the function of sexuality.
You have all moved in an expression of examination of communication, which translates as the base of element of emotion. You have turned your attentions to the examination of this expression and function, and what is generated, for the communication is the expression of the what. Now you move yourselves into the examination and exploration of the how, which is the actual manifestations.
RODNEY: You’ve talked quite a bit over the years about aspects of how we create our reality, like it stems more from an intention as opposed to our constantly thinking about it, that it’s not an intellectual function; it’s a function more of our energy, how it stems more from our trusting ourselves...
RODNEY: ...as opposed to our doubting and our skepticism.
RODNEY: I was reading the other day, you were telling Mikah that doubt and skepticism were perhaps more damaging to an ease of creation than fear.
ELIAS: At times this is correct.
RODNEY: I found that somewhat revelatory.
ELIAS: There are expressions of fear that may be quite motivating.
RODNEY: Yes. That’s what I got from that. To have fear of something or of accomplishing something, it’s almost kind of a beacon in knowing that if you move into that fear and through that fear that you will be accomplishing.
RODNEY: Which is a far different order than doubting yourself in that endeavor.
RODNEY: I’m trying to get a handle, as we speak, of your definition of sexuality. Inherent in this is my objectifying the how.
ELIAS: Correct, and recognition of perception.
Perception is quite objective, and as I have stated, is the mechanism in which you generate the actual physical manifestations of your reality. Your beliefs influence your association with what you generate in physical manifestation, but what you are creating is movement of attention.
You have been allowing yourselves to move your attention to expressions of communication and allowing yourselves to identify what is communication and what is being expressed in association with communication. This is, as I have stated, the base element as defined in emotion.
Now; as you have offered yourself more of a familiarity and a recognition of the what of communication, you move your attention to the how, concerning generating manifestation. This is the reason that I have been expressing that individuals allow themselves to move their attention to what they are actually generating, the DOING of their expressions, the actual physical action and expression of manifestation in whichever manner they may be manifesting a particular action, allowing yourself to move your attention to more than one expression.
You have offered yourself a time framework to familiarize yourself with the question of what, which is the question of communication.
RODNEY: From self.
ELIAS: Correct. What do you express to yourself in communication with yourself? What are you identifying? What beliefs are influencing your communication to yourself, and what is influencing of your perception in relation to communication and beliefs?
Now you move your attention to the aspect of sexuality, how you actually generate physical manifestation in reality.
RODNEY: What I hear you saying is moving my attention means being acutely aware of what I’m creating in the moment.
ELIAS: Correct, and your choices. And the manner in which you offer yourself this information is to be turning your attention to what you are generating in action, what you are choosing, what you are doing.
RODNEY: So this is really cutting through automatic responses and being aware of what we are choosing, as opposed to being in automatic response.
RODNEY: This requires us to be very aware of self.
ELIAS: Correct, in recognizing the moments in which you ARE generating automatic responses, and [in] paying attention to the doing to offer yourself clear information and thusly offering yourself a recognition of choice. This concerns the actual physical expression of manifestation through perception.
Perception may be recognized or defined as the expression of the base element of sexuality within your physical dimension.
RODNEY: Really. Perception is the base element of the function of sexuality.
ELIAS: Yes, for it generates all of your physical reality. It is the physical function of this base element of sexuality.
RODNEY: Well, let me say this, kind of where I’m at. When you talk about emotion, when you talk about the function of communication or of emotion, emotion is something that I clearly experience and objectively recognize. I’ve learned, thanks to you, to turn my attention to what is the communication, what is the signal that is being brought forth within that communication. I have an objective awareness of what emotion is.
I turn around and I look to see what my objective awareness is of perception, and it’s like all of a sudden I’m lost. There’s nothing physical. I mean, emotion, in a sense, is a physical thing, and perception is not.
ELIAS: Ah! But I may express to you, my friend, quite genuinely, both of these base elements of your physical reality incorporate quite similar associations in relation to your recognition of them. For you may express to myself that you incorporate a clear understanding and recognition of emotion for you view this to incorporate a physical manifestation, and in part it does, for it incorporates the signal. But the signal is not the communication. The signal is a physical recognizable expression which you allow an affectingness.
RODNEY: Like in crying.
ELIAS: Correct, or joy or frustration or disappointment.
RODNEY: That’s the signal.
ELIAS: Correct. You recognize the signal as being an objective physical display, but this is not the communication. Therefore, the communication is not a physical display.
RODNEY: No, it’s something that just comes to you.
ELIAS: It is recognizable but it is not a physical manifestation, and therefore presents more of a challenge for your recognition of it.
Now; in similar manner, perception also incorporates a physical display.
ELIAS: In all that you manifest. Your physical body, your objects, your world, your universe are physically displayed in solidity and in matter.
RODNEY: Right, so I look around my apartment – I’m looking at my perception.
ELIAS: You are viewing the MANIFESTATION of your perception in similar manner to experiencing the signal of emotion.
There is an aspect of emotion that is not physically displayed. There is an aspect of perception that is not physically displayed, but there is an aspect of BOTH of these base elements of your physical reality and dimension that ARE physically displayed. You generate an experience of signal of emotion, which is the objective physical display. You also generate a physical display, in a different manner, of perception, which is all of your objective physical imagery.
Now; this is the reason, my friend, that I continue to express the significance of paying attention to what you are generating and how you are generating in manipulation of energy within yourselves and paying attention to self. For in similar manner to the signal of emotion, this does not offer you the message. The communication is not contained in the signal. The signal is generated merely to gain your attention, to move your attention to the communication.
RODNEY: Can I inject an example here?
RODNEY: My apartment’s a mess. I have a tendency to lay things down when I’m finished with them and not put them back where I might find them again. So I walk through my apartment and I see this complete disarray of objects. This is the physical manifestation of perception of what I’ve created.
RODNEY: Now, I recognize that there is a message within my energy, which I have chosen not to look at too carefully, regarding how I create this. What I hear from you, and this is just an example, is if I was paying more attention to my energy as I go about littering my apartment, that I would receive a message or at least become more aware as to why I create what I create...
RODNEY: ...or how I create it.
RODNEY: What’s coming to me here is that this would seem to imply that if I am truly paying attention to this energy and being more aware of it, it would open up a greater freedom of choice...
RODNEY: ...in how I create this. I’m beginning to recognize that it’s not so much a laziness on my part but kind of an ordering of priorities in where I put my attention.
ELIAS: Yes. As I have expressed, in similar manner to the signal of emotion being generated merely to move your attention but not containing, so to speak, the communication, perception generates physical imagery but the imagery is quite abstract. I continue to express this to you that you may allow yourself a clearer understanding of the literal expression of this.
What holds significance is not the imagery that you create in the expression of generating physical expressions through your perception. What holds significance is what motivates and influences those manifestations of perception.
RODNEY: And to see the actual material thing as an abstract...
RODNEY: ...would assist me in recognizing the motivations...
RODNEY: ...for the creation.
ELIAS: Correct, and paying attention to what you are actually generating, what you are doing, what influences what you are doing. For this is the how of generating your perception, which creates the actual physical imagery that you present to yourselves.
RODNEY: Let’s suppose I want to create an object, a shade for my window ... well, that’s something I would go out and buy. Let’s say I want to create a picture frame. I actually did this once. I set about to physically manufacture with my own hands my picture frames, and I created them quite nicely or accurately. They fit; they looked nice. I can put what you’re saying in the context of that creation because it’s something that I’m literally doing, paying attention to my energy. Actually, there was quite a bit of motivation involved in doing this. I was aware of that; I can see that in the context of what you’ve described as this function called sexuality. At least I’m closer to understanding it in that example.
Let’s suppose that a person wants to go out and create a greater income. That seems to be a creation of a different order.
ELIAS: Not necessarily, my friend.
RODNEY: Well, that’s why I’m asking the question, because I’d like to see you draw the parallel.
ELIAS: What you generate in creating your picture frame is the objective imagery which reflects what you are generating within yourself – an allowance of your ability to manifest, to objectively translate energy outwardly into a physical manifestation. The action is the same.
This is what I am expressing to you – the objective imagery matters not; it is abstract. The action which is incorporated is what holds significance; the doing is what holds significance. For this is the allowance of your ability to generate a physical manifestation outwardly from self, and this is the expression of trust and acknowledgment of self and your ability to generate what you want in actual physical manifestation. It is the...
RODNEY: Okay, if I could take this down to a rather basic level, if I want to make a picture frame, I go out and buy some materials and I have a picture of what I’m going to create in my head or in my vision. I buy the materials, I make sure I have the tools, and I begin to fabricate it. I have a sense of what I need to do to do that. But when it comes to I want to double my income, I don’t have a vision of what I have to do. It’s not like going down to the lumberyard and buying the proper molding, etcetera, to put this frame together. I don’t have a counterpart to that when I go to double my income.
Now, what I hear you saying is to look at the picture frame creation, look at the actual fabrication in a more abstract way and pay more attention to the energy behind my going about and doing all of that.
ELIAS: And also allowing yourself the recognition of your trust of yourself to accomplish generating the objective manifestation, and what influences that.
The method is not so very different, my friend. You allow yourselves to generate objective imagery in ease in creating what you want for most of your moments – even in your example of wanting to generate a shade for your window. You immediately discounted that example for you incorporate the ability to move to a merchant and buy this shade for your window.
RODNEY: (Laughs) Yes, I did.
ELIAS: You are incorporating an action. You are manipulating your energy in association with your beliefs to allow you or to not allow you to generate the physical manifestation of what you want – this is the base expression. This is what I am speaking to you of: paying attention to the action, to the doing, and the association of the influence of beliefs in relation to the doing and the allowance of choice.
For, the process of outwardly creating the physical manifestations is, in a manner of speaking, the same. The components that are incorporated to generate the physical manifestation of the objects within your physical reality are the same. The beliefs which are influencing of your perceptions influence your allowance of your choices, and therefore [it] holds significance to be recognizing what is influencing your allowance or your lack of allowance.
The movement to generate objective imagery is the same. This is the reason that I continue once again to express, objective imagery is abstract. It matters not. But you focus your attention upon the objective imagery, the things.
RODNEY: Which distracts us from looking at the...
ELIAS: The action of generating the things and the actual creation of them. The objective imagery – the physical manifestations within your reality, within your world, within your environment, within your universe – are abstract and they are generated by the same components. This is what is not abstract.
RODNEY: Ah, you’re saying that the energy...
RODNEY: ...is not abstract.
ELIAS: And the manner in which you manipulate it in association with your beliefs, in allowance or the lack of allowance – the allowance of your trust of your ability to generate or the lack of trust in your ability to generate – which is quite influenced by your beliefs concerning different types of manifestations.
You may express to yourself that you may generate creating this picture frame.
Now; what do you incorporate in action? Do you materialize the picture frame within your air, as Holden [Joe] wishes to generate the apple within his hand? (22) No, for your beliefs are influencing of your ability to be manifesting that type of objective imagery. You do hold the ability to generate that, but your beliefs are influencing.
Therefore in choosing to be creating a picture frame, you incorporate physical actions. You incorporate other individuals. You generate physical movement. You interact with other individuals. You buy the materials, therefore you exchange with other individuals. Therefore, in conjunction with your beliefs, other individuals are also incorporated in the production of your manifestation. They incorporate involvement which allows you to generate a product, a manifestation, a physical expression of matter which is a projection of your perception.
Now; generating the physical manifestation of money incorporates the same action, for as influenced by your beliefs you do not generate the physical materialization of money within your hand from your air. You incorporate physical actions and involvement in exchange with other individuals. You offer an action and you receive money in association with that action, for the influence of your beliefs is expressed in relation to your perception, and your perception generates an actual physical reality which moves in this type of expression. You are not generating this money; you are receiving this money in association with an action that you perform.
You are not generating the picture frame from within yourself; you are creating a physical manifestation from other physical manifestations. Therefore you are receiving the product of the picture frame as, in your terms, a result of an action that you incorporate. Are you understanding?
RODNEY: I’m getting a pretty good sense of it, I think. I believe this is all very, very, very strongly influenced by what I believe is reality.
ELIAS: Correct. You may create a physical reality and expression of physical travel, and I may express to you the significance of perception. For you may actually generate a physical reality of traveling to another country [and] if you do not actually generate the physical currency to pay for that travel to another country yourself, your perception shall express to you that you have not created the travel. Something or someone else has created it for you.
Therefore, you invalidate the action that you have actually created, and you perceive yourself to not be creating travel although you ARE actually creating that physical reality. You are incorporating that action but you are not acknowledging your creation to yourself, for you have not generated the money that shall be expressed in relation to your expenses.
RODNEY: So that’s a very good example, and what it suggests to me is that one of the ways in which we limit our creativity is because we get all involved in how we want the end result to be brought into existence.
You gave the example of I want to create traveling to Europe and someone comes along and offers me a round-trip ticket to Paris. I go to the place of ‘I did not create that. That was created by somebody else’...
RODNEY: ...therefore denying my ability to create.
ELIAS: Denying the acknowledgment of what you ARE creating.
RODNEY: Denying the acknowledgment of what I am creating...
RODNEY: ...and it would appear then that it would pay for me not to get too involved in insisting on how something be brought about.
ELIAS: Correct. You are quite creative in how you generate your physical reality. What holds significance, my friend, is the association of your beliefs. In the lack of recognition of these beliefs, what you generate in the expression of your perception – which is the objective manifestation of your reality, and in that your objective viewing and association of yourself – [is] that you do not incorporate the ability to be creating your reality individually and efficiently and that there are limitations in association with what you can or incorporate the ability to be creating. This is significant for this generates judgments, and the judgments in association with your beliefs are quite influencing of your perception and what you allow yourselves in choice.” [session 1035, March 16, 2001]
FRANK: “... One other thing I want to ask you about, it’s sort of the last thing here, and this actually might require a lot of discussion so maybe you can sort of give me a quick overview of it. One of the things I’ve wondered about for a long time is in concert with this idea of it matters not, no one is a victim, nothing happens that somebody doesn’t create for themselves.
As you know, generally speaking most individuals in our society believe in certain moral concepts, and so we teach our children, for example, don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t hurt other people, physical violence is not good. But yet if we have this concept of it doesn’t matter, then is it irrelevant to talk about these things or try to instill these concepts in children or in other people? How does all that fit together?
ELIAS: Quite literally, my friend, it genuinely does matter not.
For as you recognize, your reality is generated through your perception, and each individual incorporates their own unique perception. In this, in concentrating your attention upon self and not concerning yourself with the expressions of other individuals, you do not lend energy to the perpetuation of expressions that you do not prefer.
For the most part within your physical reality, individuals generally choose expressions in association with their preferences. You may express within your family unit what you associate as guidelines for behavior with the children within your family and with your partner. But if you allow yourself to genuinely examine this information and these concepts, you may also allow yourself the recognition of what is meant by there are no absolutes.
You express certain guidelines of morality, what you perceive to be honesty, truthfulness, right conduct, appropriate behavior, ethics, but another individual may perceive those expressions that you view as correct or valuable as inconsequential. You may express your beliefs that you should not incorporate the action of stealing, and you may define what you associate as stealing; another individual may define it quite differently. You may express that right behavior is to be expressing honestly and your definition of honesty may be specifically defined, and another individual may perceive it quite differently.
In expressing rigidity in morality and in expressing rules of behaviors, you are also reinforcing the belief in absolutes. You may express preferences and opinions within your reality, but also recognize that those are relative to you and your perception and also create an acceptance in which you do not generate judgment concerning tremendous differences in association with other individuals’ perceptions and choices.
This is not quite entirely familiar yet, for you continue to grapple with the concept that you do generate every aspect, every moment, every manifestation of your reality – even other individuals – through your perception individually, and that you actually do create every aspect of your reality and that you choose it. These are not entirely accepted concepts yet and therefore are not entirely generated as your reality yet. They SHALL be, but within this present now they are not yet. But you also may offer yourself conceptually the recognition of how conflict is created in the lack of acceptance and in the continued association with absolutes, that there are absolute rights and absolute wrongs, and that an individual does not create every aspect of their reality, which you justify with the absolute rights and wrongs.
FRANK: So, really what you’re saying here is that again if you really, really accept this idea that we create it all, none of it matters what anybody else’s morality or actions or ways of living are.
FRANK: Well, that’s a tough one for me at least, and I think for a lot of other people, too.
ELIAS: You are correct.” [session 1088, May 23, 2002]
NEAL: “I would like to discuss this movement that I’m trying to accomplish, in my way of expressing it, allowing more and seeing through the eyes of source and seeing with compassion, not only the person but also their eternalness. I’m doing a retreat for ten days, coming up in about a week, and that’s going to be the focus of the retreat. I’d like to hear your understanding of that.
ELIAS: And how shall you be directing in this retreat?
NEAL: I’m not sure of the question, but my answer would be it’s a retreat in solitude. I’ll do meditation and I’ll do clearing or accepting of the fear that is associated with that kind of surrender to source.
ELIAS: Hmm. Therefore you shall be engaging other individuals, correct?
NEAL: I’ll be doing this alone. I’ll be alone and in silence for ten days. I’ll be engaging individuals not so much physically as I will emotionally and spiritually.
ELIAS: Very well. And your objective is?
NEAL: A beginning of that consciousness that allows me to see through the eyes of compassion. It allows me to know what to offer them in that moment, even if it’s simple gentle kindness.
ELIAS: Very well. In this solitude, focusing your attention upon yourself and your understanding, you may open a window, so to speak, to allow yourself to experience into other individuals and offer yourself greater understanding, not merely of them but of yourself, also. For in this process, you may be noticing how you translate the experiences of other individuals.
Your objective is to be, as you have stated, viewing into the source of yourself and of other individuals. In this, what you offer to yourself is information in how you as an individual translate the experience, or that which you term to be the source, of other individuals, and this offers you more information in relation to your source. Are you understanding?
NEAL: Yes, I am. (Pause) Could you offer me some insight into the personal beliefs I have that limit that flow of energy within me, within my perception?
ELIAS: Remember, beliefs and perception are different. Beliefs influence your perception, but perception is what generates your reality. In this, it is a matter of how you direct your attention in association with beliefs that influence or alter your perception.
Now; in relation to this subject matter of the activity that you are planning on engaging, it is not necessarily a situation of beliefs that may be limiting or hindering your action that you shall be attempting to engage. It is actually recognizing the action of your translation as you proceed within your action and therefore allowing yourself to recognize what beliefs influence your translations, which thusly influence your perception.
In this, as you pay attention to yourself and to how you are translating information, you shall allow yourself to recognize not merely what beliefs are being expressed but also that you incorporate the freedom to choose to be expressing them or not, which is significant.
It is not a situation in which you or any individual shall be NOT expressing beliefs, for all that you engage within your physical reality filters through influences of beliefs. But what you objectively are forgetful of is that you incorporate ALL of the beliefs within all of the belief systems, and therefore you also incorporate tremendous diversity in choice. Merely acknowledging that you do express any particular belief offers you the freedom to redirect your attention and choose ANY belief that may serve you, so to speak, in an expression of clarity. Allowing yourself the awareness is most significant.
Therefore in this situation, with you individually, I would not express to you that there are certain beliefs that may be limiting or hindering of your objective, for this is not the situation that you are moving in. You are not expressing beliefs in a manner in which they are being a hindrance presently. Therefore in this situation, realize that your objective is not necessarily to be addressing to beliefs, but rather to be paying attention to your translations, which therefore affect your perception. In allowing yourself an openness to yourself and genuinely paying attention to YOU in this process – as you simultaneously are paying attention to what you allow yourself to tap into in relation to other individuals – you shall offer yourself a tremendous volume of information, and this may be your avenue into a genuine expression of appreciation of self.
NEAL: Mmm. I like that. (Elias laughs) I like that! I’ve shared a lot with a lot of people that circle of love that we discussed in one of our prior conversations, of appreciation and knowing and love and acceptance. That has helped not only me but a lot of people.
ELIAS: I am understanding. In your terms, my friend, you have generated an interesting path, so to speak! (Chuckles)
NEAL: It’s been fun... Well, most of the time.
ELIAS: Which offers you a tremendous expression of freedom, does it not?
NEAL: I have one of the most incredibly free lives that I can imagine.
ELIAS: (Chuckles) And this is the point!” [session 1198, December 04, 2002]
JON: “... I’m confused a little bit about how we create reality when other people are involved. I’ll just start out with an example and then I’ll just go from there.
ELIAS: Very well!
JON: Let’s say I’m driving my car and another driver pulls onto the road in front of me and I have to slow down to accommodate them. So there’s an event. I can see several ways that this event might have come to be.
The first way is through a subjective agreement, like on a subjective level. Out of the beliefs that I hold, I drew this event into my experience. There was like an agreement reached subjectively between me and the other driver to engage this event, kind of in a similar manner mentioned in previous sessions, like a person who is stolen from is attracting the thief and home buyers attracting home sellers, things like that.
The other way I can see of creating this is that I didn’t subjectively attract this event to my experience, but the other driver wanted to do this and I just agreed to it in that moment. I maybe lazily copied this event – their energy expression of driving out in front of me – I copied that and manifested that in my reality. I didn’t really project this event with my energy, so it’s not really reflecting me.
Then a third way is that they did or did not pull out in front of me in their reality, but regardless I reconfigured their energy expression and manifested them pulling out in front of me with my perception. So I projected this event in my energy and created it, so this event is reflecting me.
I guess first of all, what do you have to say about that? (Both laugh)
ELIAS: First of all, I shall express to you that it is not necessarily a scenario of choosing one of those types of identifications of how you are creating the event. What I am expressing to you is that it is not a situation in which evaluating how you create your reality may be categorized by one of those scenarios and excluding the other two.
It is dependent upon the moment and what you are generating in the moment, which shall identify what is actually occurring or how you are creating the event. In this example that you offer, it would depend upon what you in the moment are actually generating to identify which scenario applies.
Now; the one scenario that I may express to you would not apply is the second one that you offered.
JON: That’s the one that I’m actually less interested in.
ELIAS: This implies co-creation, and you do not co-create. Therefore, you do draw to yourself energy expressions of other individuals. You do this purposefully, associated with whatever you yourself are generating in that time framework to reflect to yourself and offer yourself information.
Now; the information that you may be offering to yourself may not necessarily be complicated or intricate, so to speak. It may be an offering to yourself of a simple statement merely to pay attention. But the manner in which you allow yourself to discover what you are offering to yourself is to be paying attention to yourself and evaluating what you are actually engaging, what you are actually doing in the moment, and therefore what information you are offering to yourself. You may evaluate that in genuinely examining what you are actually doing in the moment.
Many times individuals are objectively unaware of what they are actually doing in a particular moment. In this example, it serves quite well as an expression of objectively not necessarily incorporating an awareness of what the individual is actually doing in the moment. For in a scenario such as this, many times individuals may be engaging a thought process which is not associated with the now at all.
As you jog your attention into the now in presenting yourself with a scenario that suddenly moves your attention, were you to be questioned or were you to even question yourself as to what you were actually doing the moment prior to the event, generally speaking you would be hard-pressed to answer that question. For although you may be generating a thought process the moment before the event, your attention is not necessarily concentrated even upon your thought process.
Therefore, you are objectively not aware of what you are doing, quite similar to engaging physical functions – as you do continuously in breathing or your heart beating. An aspect of your attention is directed to those functions that they continue, but objectively you are unaware of the action of those functions in every moment. Similarly, you may be moving your attention to your thought process and also not necessarily be objectively aware of what you are doing. This is the expression that I have stated as generating the automatic pilot, in which you are engaging functions but you are not objectively aware of the functions that you are engaging. Thought also is a function.
Now; were you to be genuinely paying attention in the now to yourself in that moment, you would also be offering yourself a recognition of your communications and you would not be expressing confusion as to why that event occurred. Or perhaps, you would not draw that event to you and insert it into your reality, for it may not necessarily be necessary.
JON: When you say that we create what we project in energy, what we project in energy we attract the energy expression of a like nature to that projection and then manifest that?
JON: You say that we generally manifest the energy projection of others without altering or reconfiguring them. So if I see a table, Erin also sees the same table or one that looks very similar.
JON: That’s still reflecting me, because I drew that to me through my projection.
ELIAS: Correct. There are no accidents, and all that you generate is purposeful. There are no coincidences. Therefore, every other individual that you interact with in any capacity, you have drawn that individual to yourself purposefully, regardless of how mundane it may appear to you in the moment.
JON: What if I draw a person to me but they choose not to draw me to them? Would we have totally different experiences, like I would experience interacting with them but they would not experience interacting with me?
ELIAS: Yes, which in actuality DOES occur. You do not offer yourselves evidence of it often, but you do offer yourselves evidence of this type of action periodically to express to yourselves the identification of your perception.
You may actually be physically within the same space arrangement and the same time as another individual and not insert them into your reality through your perception. Therefore, in that moment and in that space, they do not exist within your reality, although they may be actually physically standing right before you.
JON: I was also kind of interested in how, at least to my perception, we all seem to see the same physical objects in the world. Some of them were around before I was born, a lot of them. I imagine there must be some kind of blueprints for these. The energy expression of these objects wasn’t necessarily created by me but I use it. Is that true?
ELIAS: Yes and no, for through your perception you are actually creating the objects that are within your reality.
But this is also another evidence to you of the lack of separation, that there is information shared in energy which is not necessarily bound by your individual associations and beliefs with regard to separation, [and] that regardless of your beliefs of separation and singularity, you also continue to express an exchange of energy between you collectively. Therefore, you generate manifestations of objects or even of each other that are almost, not quite, but almost identical.
JON: Let’s say I see a chair. The energy expression of this chair – not the physical one that I use my perception to create, but the energy expression – that would also be not a shared energy expression or not necessarily a shared one that Erin uses to create her chair. We both create different energy expressions, but through the shared information we create them pretty identically.
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking, yes, for you all exist simultaneously and all of the energy that you are projecting is also simultaneous. Therefore, the shared information of the collective is also simultaneous. This is not a separate reality from what you generate, for there is no third reality, so to speak. But there also is no separation in energy expression unless you purposefully generate that in a non-acceptance of an energy projection, which is what we were discussing previously.
Now; that occurs seldomly, for your natural expression is to be, for the most part, continuously open to energy expressions, which quite efficiently allows you the lack of separation, which generates a configuration of energy through your perception to manifest viewing the same environment, the same objects, the same world.
JON: Does this also apply to physical laws like conservation of energy and gravity and things like that?
ELIAS: Yes. It is a collective expression which is generated by individuals. There is no collective without individuals. There may be individuals without the collective, but there is no collective without individuals. Therefore, the energy that is projected by all of the individuals generates a collective which creates manifestations.” [session 1278, February 21, 2003]
ELIAS: “This discussion will be concerning perception. But in this discussion we shall be interacting together to identify what your individual perceptions are of yourselves, for your perception of yourself influences all that you do. It influences your energy and all that you draw to you.
In this discussion, we shall be examining how your perception of yourself influences your individual bubble. Each of you incorporates energy that surrounds you. You are the source, and from you extends an energy. That energy can be likened to a bubble. Therefore, each of you presently is sitting in a bubble. But what does your bubble look like and how is your bubble being expressed? For this bubble is a magnetic bubble; therefore, it pulls to it in every direction whatever matches it in any form. This is the reason that objective imagery is very abstract, for one subject of energy can pull to it hundreds and hundreds of experiences and actions that match it. One stream can create thousands of actions and manifestations.
You being the source of this bubble is very important, for how you perceive yourself is what type of energy you will be projecting. Therefore, if you are distressed with yourself, if you are uncomfortable with yourself, if you generate issues with certain aspects of yourself, that influences your bubble and that influences what you present in your experiences.
In our previous group interaction, I expressed information concerning energy and how powerful it is and that you generate a continuous, every moment, stream of energy. In many, many, many moments you are not aware of what you are doing, and for that reason you become confused and you ask questions: ‘Why does this occur to me? Why is this happening to me?’ Why it is happening to you is concerning your bubble and what it is pulling to it, and you are the source of that.
Now; we shall begin, and each individual shall be interactive with myself in identifying each of your bubbles. (To Elizabeth) We shall begin with you.
ELIZABETH: I am Elizabeth/Trina. My perception is that I combine creativity with several ways of transfers. What I exactly perceive is that the main part is still before me.
ELIAS: Do you perceive yourself to be intelligent?
ELIAS: Do you perceive yourself to be attractive?
ELIAS: Do you perceive yourself to be a nice individual?
ELIZABETH: Most of the time.
ELIAS: Do you perceive yourself to be considerate?
ELIAS: Do you perceive yourself to be interactive?
ELIAS: And do you perceive yourself to be good?
ELIAS: And are you comfortable with yourself?
ELIZABETH: Most of the time.
ELIAS: Are you comfortable with your body?
ELIAS: Very well. Are you satisfied?
ELIAS: (Grins) Very well! (To Peer) Same questions.
PEER: There is so much that I perceive at the moment!
ELIAS: (Laughs) As you all do!
PEER: I perceive myself very interested at the moment, in one kind very relaxed and in the other way very excited. I perceive myself very curious at the moment.
ELIAS: But in general, do you perceive yourself to be a nice individual?
ELIAS: A good individual?
ELIAS: Are you satisfied?
PEER: Most of the time.
ELIAS: Are you comfortable?
ELIAS: Do you perceive yourself to be easily interactive with other individuals?
ELIAS: Therefore, generally you would perceive yourself to be a good individual, and happy.
ELIAS: Very well. (To Katrin) Same questions.
KATRIN: My bubble expresses at the moment quite comfort and satisfaction about myself. But this bubble is shrinking because I feel this is a sinful manner to express, having comfort and satisfaction.
ELIAS: Ah, that is quite exposing – thank you. (To Eric L) And you?
ERIC L: I’m Eric L. I perceive myself as outwardly quiet in energy but inwardly somewhat questioning, curious, and not liking to be on the spot! (Laughing, and Elias laughs) So I guess it has to do with preferences, perhaps to interact with smaller groups rather than big groups.
ELIAS: Yes. And do you perceive that to be acceptable?
ERIC L: Yes. At the moment, yes.
ELIAS: And are you comfortable?
ERIC L: Right now, I will be more comfortable... (Group laughter)
ELIAS: (Laughs) ...to move to the next individual! Are you satisfied with yourself?
ERIC L: I see being satisfied as not being in movement, so I do not consider myself to be entirely satisfied.
ELIAS: Very well. (Looks at Donna)
DONNA: I’ll say I am mostly satisfied. I think I’m aware of the areas in which I’m not satisfied or less than satisfied. I don’t always know what to do about them, other than accept them and that I don’t have to like them. So, I’m not opposing myself as much as I used to.
ELIAS: Very well. And are you comfortable?
DONNA: Mostly. I would guess and say that the comfortableness has to do with how satisfied I am in the moment.
ELIAS: Yes, you are quite correct. (To Hans) And you?
HANS: My name is Hans. At the moment I am a little bit nervous to speak English with you. I thought about me and my English as not so good to talk with you.
ELIAS: It is quite acceptable, my friend.
HANS: Thank you. I don’t have much impressions at the moment.
ELIAS: But in general, in YOUR terms, in your life, when you view yourself, are you satisfied as yourself and are you comfortable with yourself?
HANS: Sometimes; not so very often.
ELIAS: Very well. (To Jens) And you? (Chuckles)
JENS: This is Jens. I must be a nice person. Mary said I am a teddy bear and a schnucki-putzi! (23) (Elias laughs with group) This is not my perception. But attractiveness, for example, is a big issue for me because my weight has bloated several years ago in a very short period, and I’m still not happy with it. I wouldn’t say that I am really satisfied with myself and comfortable. In some aspects, yes, but in many aspects, no.
ELIAS: (To Christoph) And you?
CHRISTOPH: My name is Christoph. I am not always satisfied with myself. Sometimes I am happy, but sometimes I think I make mistakes and then I beat myself up, and that can be quite hard sometimes. I think I’m a bit of an outsider. I can relate to people. I can relate maybe easy to people, but it needs for me an effort to do it. I’m pretty happy with myself most of the time. Earlier in my life, I had the feeling that I have to relate to people, and your information helped me much to be more on my own and alone. My life changed in that respect that I can be alone, and that is quite good for me.
ELIAS: Very well. (To Angelika) And you?
ANGELIKA: My name is Angelika. I like to see or admire those things about the bubble. I just feel great, so...
ELIAS: Are you satisfied?
ANGELIKA: Yes, and I feel good.
ELIAS: And you are comfortable. (To Mark R) And you?
MARK R: My name is Mark. I am quite satisfied and happy with what I create outside or what is showing in reality from what I create. But I really do not know how I do it, and I would like to learn how to do it consciously and know I really can use it as using a hammer. That’s what I cannot do today and that’s why I am not satisfied with that part.
ELIAS: Ah, and that is what we are discussing – this bubble. (Laughs) (To Balbina) And you?
BALBINA: I am Balbina. I am happy only when I am alone most of the time or with my family, not so much with people – for a short time, but this is not the most satisfaction. Aging is a problem. I cannot see how one can take aging as positive.
BALBINA: I think I am not satisfied quite with my knowing. I am aware that I don’t know enough.
ELIAS: Very well. (To Marguerite) And you?
MARGUERITE: I am Marguerite, from France. I am feeling happy most of the time, but I am changing often my way of thinking. I like opposites, so if I say I’m happy, in two seconds I will be unhappy! (Elias laughs) But I am comfortable.
ELIAS: Very well! (To Elisabeth P) And you?
ELISABETH P: I am Elisabeth. I think I’m pretty satisfied with my life and with myself, but I think I have some difficulty to pay attention to what I want and what I create and to my interaction with the other people (inaudible) oppositions, and that I don’t pay enough attention (inaudible).
ELIAS: Very well. (To Jean-Baptiste) And you?
JEAN-BAPTISTE: My name is Jean-Baptiste, from France. I am satisfied most of the time and also with what I create. But satisfied doesn’t mean that I am always comfortable with what I create, because I incorporate a curiosity toward every aspect of consciousness. At times it’s aspects that I consider to be bad or to be incorrect or stuff like that, but I will nonetheless go on and explore them because I find it interesting.
ELIAS: Very well. (To Eric J) And you?
ERIC J: I’m Eric, from France. I perceive myself as a good person, a happy person most of the time. I’m really, really curious about the functioning of the bubble, how it works, so it explains the scientific perception about (inaudible), relativity, physics, to really understand how this bubble contracts, expands, how it works.
ELIAS: Very well. And are you satisfied with yourself?
ERIC J: About myself?
ERIC J: Honestly, not at the beginning, but years after years I feel a kind of expansion in relation with my consciousness that is linked with my studies about physics. In fact, if I don’t work physics to understand the functioning of the bubble, I will (inaudible).
ELIAS: Ah, very well. (To Marina) And you?
MARINA: My name is Marina, from Germany. I’m very nervous to speak English and very uncomfortable. The thing I notice is that my happiness and my comfortableness depends very, very strongly upon the situation, upon the people, upon how I perceive it. I’m very curious about perception because I’m very, very often surprised why I am a match to such situations, to such people, to such a response. My happiness depends on what I perceive and what I observe, and so I’m really curious about this.
ELIAS: Ah, very well. (To Gina) And you?
GINA: I’m Gina. I’m German, or rather Bavarian. I partially live in the States and in Germany. I know that I’m a spirit-being in a physical body. When I look at my life on the outer, I’m quite satisfied. I think I’m okay, and I’m generally speaking a happy camper. But when I truly look at my life, it has been out of balance in two ways: one is there’s no love life, and the other is I put on sixty or seventy pounds since my husband died.
Just recently I discovered through one of your teachings about emotion being a communication and to identify a feeling and then go beyond the feeling. What came out of that was that I wasn’t worthy of being loved and I wasn’t good enough. So if you can tell me how I can get rid of those two things, I’m going to be a more happy camper! (Laughter)
ELIAS: (To Bridgy) And you?
BRIDGY: My name is Bridgy. I try to translate all things, differences, and so many informations. What I want to say is I’m really happy to be me, myself, and be here, and I’m satisfied with myself. It’s all good. I have one question for a long time, to get a knowing about what creativity is really and to be creator. I’m Sumari, and they’re a lot like... I’m a painter, not a painter from outside with paint. If we are talking about energy, I want to know how to do it.
ELIAS: Very well. (To Linda) And you?
LINDA: My name is Linda. I don’t feel very comfortable because I don’t like to speak in front of other people, and I don’t feel comfortable because I’m creating things I can’t imagine I’m creating myself.
ELIAS: Very well. (To John) And you?
JOHN: My name is John. I live in France. I don’t consider myself to be a good person because those terms, good and bad, have lost a lot of meaning for me. I try not to do harm, and I try to treat others the way I would want to be treated. In general, I’m becoming more and more satisfied, thanks to teachings of you and other spirits. I’m analytical. I see my bubble as being playful, analytical. My emotional intelligence is not as developed as my mental intelligence, and I’m still exploring and making progress there.
I would say I’m very pleased, very satisfied, very happy, delighted with some of the miraculous things I’ve created in my reality, and I’m impatient and puzzled why I can’t use that creativity and that success in other areas. I’ve been nearsighted since I was 15, and if I can create miracles in my job and in my relationships, how come I haven’t been able to solve my nearsightedness? I also have some issues with aging. I don’t like having a playful, lively spirit in a body that is 57 years old with less energy and less flexibility than I had when I was 20, so that’s something I would like to explore and have more creativity in.
But thanks to you and others, I have lots of hope, lots of excitement, and look forward to learning more things and experimenting, learning, experimenting, etcetera.
ELIAS: Very well. (To Gerhard) And you?
GERHARD: My name is Gerhard. When my bubble is not in automatic mode, I like change and I hate change, and this is somehow interesting. (Laughter)
ELIAS: (Chuckles) And you are satisfied and you are not satisfied! (To Martin) And you?
MARTIN: My name is Martin, from Germany. My bubble is quite... There’s a big change in the last few years, but I don’t know the direction. I am questioning all of my life and what I have generated.
ELIAS: And are you satisfied?
ELIAS: And are you comfortable?
MARTIN: No, not really.
ELIAS: Very well. (To Eric M) And you?
ERIC M: My name is Eric. I am the third Eric, from Germany. (Elias laughs) I think I am satisfied three-quarters. Very seldom unhappy, there are only very seldom moments that I feel really unhappy. I’m comfortable in myself. My self-perception is that I have very much of life in myself and only very few get out. If I show it, sometimes people recognize it, sometimes people don’t. That’s my self-perception. Isolation is a theme for me, even in this philosophy of Elias.
I don’t know exactly what ‘bubble’ means. I’m unclear what it is exactly.
ELIAS: A bubble would be if you blow into a hoop, a circle, with soap, and you blow a bubble. (Elias demonstrates by blowing through his fingers forming a circle) You can see through the bubble. This is...
ERIC M: It’s something like...?
ELIAS: Yes. This is your bubble that surrounds you, which is your energy. (To Gottlieb) And you?
GOTTLIEB: My name is Gottlieb. I’m very satisfied with my bubble and with the movement I am doing with my bubble, and the excitement exploring the reality. At the moment I’m enjoying my (inaudible) because it’s not necessary to communicate so much, and I’m enjoying to be quiet. (Elias chuckles)
ELIAS: (To Ingeborg) And you?
INGEBORG: My name is Ingeborg/Idina. About two years ago I blew up my bubble. I’m very satisfied with my strong connection with my inner voice. I like my exercises to create things that I like to have, too. I have also learned many things about that I sometimes create things I don’t like to have, and to know things about me to change things.
ELIAS: Very well. (To Kaustubh) And you?
KAUSTUBH: My name is Kaustubh. You messed up my recording equipment at the last minute! (Elias laughs) It was fine when Mary was there, and now it’s gone!
In general, I’m satisfied with what I’ve created. Now I think my awareness is somewhat broadening and things are becoming, at least with objective awareness, a bit confusing. Apart from that, I perceive myself as quite different.
ELIAS: Very well. (To Mark M.) And you?
MARK M: My name is Mark. I live in Stockholm now. My bubble would be somewhat shielding but also curious and adventurous at times, somewhat comfortable but also accepting not being comfortable. I’m hopeful that that will neutralize the uncomfortableness and maybe soften the bubble somewhat.
ELIAS: Very well. (To Elisabeth F) And you?
ELISABETH F: My name is Elisabeth. I don’t feel very comfortable if I must speak in front of so many people! (Elias laughs) Most of the time I feel comfortable with myself.
ELIAS: And satisfied?
ELISABETH F: Yes.
ELIAS: Very well. (To Anne) And you?
ANNE: (Sighs) Well, up until about ten days ago I was just perfect, and then I went somewhere, Florida, and it just did a job on me. I just shut right down like a clam, and ever since then I’ve been trying to open back up again, because that’s what I prefer and it feels much more comfortable. But I’m finding that the... I don’t even know if I’m answering the question, actually. Am I?
ELIAS: The question is ‘how do you perceive yourself.’
ANNE: Naturally very open and quite fun, funny and playful definitely, and intuitive. That’s how it is naturally.
ELIAS: And are you satisfied with yourself?
ELIAS: And are you comfortable with yourself?
ANNE: At the moment, no, but I’m sure it will pass.
ELIAS: (Chuckles) Now; you have all engaged the opportunity to share and to listen to each individual’s perception of themselves. One aspect that most of you express in common with each other is your discomfort in being what you perceive to be exposed, that if you must express yourself in the company of many other individuals, you feel exposed, and therefore your energy changes. Were you to be speaking merely with myself with no other individual within this room, you would likely be expressing a different energy, and it would be easier for you to answer my question, for you would not feel as exposed.
But when you are in the company of many other individuals, you concern yourselves with how all the other individuals will perceive you. That creates nervousness, and you immediately shield. In that, your energy is not open. Your bubble shrinks, it closes around you, and what it draws to it is any expression that matches that – more uncomfortableness and more nervousness, and more reasons to be uncomfortable and to be nervous.
I would also express that many of you expressed that you are satisfied, that you are comfortable, and if you are, why do you create experiences that you do not like, that you do not want? For if you are genuinely satisfied and comfortable with yourself, you will also be confident. In that confidence, you will not question yourself, you will create precisely what you want, and you will do it easily, for conflict requires MUCH more energy than success. Creating what you want is much easier than creating obstacles. It requires much more energy to create conflict or to create obstacles than it does to create what you want.
Now; a key element is importance. The key element of perception and of your bubble is what is important. You each view many, many, many expressions within yourselves, about yourselves, that are important. But some of the elements that you offer importance to are expressions that you do not like. The not liking becomes important, and in that, you concentrate upon it. I have expressed from the onset of this forum you create what you concentrate upon.
Now; concentration is not necessarily attention. But attention adds to concentration. In this, the more you pay attention to a certain expression and the more you concentrate upon it, the more you reinforce it and the more you create it. If you are dissatisfied with weight, the disliking of that expression becomes important. Therefore, you continue to create it, for you are concentrating upon it and how much you dislike it.
In this, it is significant to genuinely pay attention to what you are actually doing, what you are feeling – what you are feeling, thinking and doing, for those are the three components that allow you to create what you want, such as the hammer. It is also significant that you recognize what is being expressed in importance, and that you recognize that the word ‘important’ does not always allude to positive.
In this, remember: you are projecting energy in every moment of your existence. Therefore, if you incorporate a general perception of yourself that you may not be quite good enough yet, that you are continuing to try to be good enough or attractive enough or smart enough or interactive enough or contributing enough, when you engage those types of expressions it is not necessary to be thinking of that continuously; but if that is an element of your perception, it will be constant. Therefore, you may not be continuously thinking ‘I am not good enough; I am not smart enough,’ but that may be your perception, and in that, that may be the energy that you are continuously outputting.
Therefore, you may be creating some elements or some expressions that you want and that you like, but you continuously also generate dissatisfaction. It is not a constant that you are creating comfort and satisfaction; it moves up and down and up and down. In some moments you are happy, and in some moments you are not; in some moments you are frustrated, and in some moments you are satisfied. But it is inconstant. What you all incorporate in common is that you want to be satisfied and comfortable in a constant and that you do not want to be generating experiences that you dislike or that generate discomfort.
One important element in how you perceive yourself is to actually recognize who you are and what your natural expression is, and to be accepting of that. Some individuals naturally create intensity, but they may be dissatisfied with that for they compare themselves to other individuals that do not generate intensity, and they express to themselves that it is bad. Some individuals create dramas naturally. This may be the manner in which they offer themselves information, but they perceive themselves to be bad, for they compare themselves to other individuals that do not create drama.
This is what we are speaking of, not necessarily any particular experience but this general perception that each individual holds of themself, to become aware of those aspects of your perception that you are not comfortable with. For that is the first step, to identify it, to recognize what creates this expression in myself that I am not satisfied with, that I am not happy with, and to genuinely allow yourself to examine that.
In the subject of physical appearance, one of the most significant obstacles for most individuals is concerning themselves with what other individuals’ perceptions are, that it is not enough that you be satisfied with yourself and that you incorporate your own knowing but [that] it must be validated by other individuals. There must be an approval from other individuals to validate your own perception. THIS IS INCORRECT.
Every individual incorporates a different perception. No other individual within your entire planet will perceive you the way you perceive you, and you are all right, for the perception of each individual, regardless of what it is, is correct, for that is real. It is THEIR reality; it is YOUR reality.
Now; in that, if your perception of yourself is somewhat tainted or not quite comfortable, you project outwardly that type of energy, and that magnetic bubble will find anything and everything that will match it! Therefore, if you are generating being worried perhaps concerning money, that you perceive yourself to not incorporate enough, you will draw to you bills, you will draw to you losing money, you will draw to you giving away money, you will draw to you instances in which you will be paying money, and you will continue to never incorporate enough, for this is the energy that you are expressing outward. If you are not in a relationship and you are perceiving that this is not good and that you are lacking for you are not generating a relationship, you push away other individuals.
For when individuals physically interact and they converse, what occurs is you generally are within physical proximity of each other, such as presently. In this room there are many individuals, and you are all sitting beside each other. In this moment, although you may not be aware of it objectively, all of your energies are touching; they are all mixing. (Slight pause, and Elias grins) Now they are not! For as I speak this to you, many of you recede: ‘No, no, do not touch my energy! No, no, I will contract now!’ (Laughs with the group)
But without myself expressing that to you and identifying it to you, you naturally mix your energies. You naturally allow yourselves to blend your energies. You are not concerned with this action, you are not threatened by this action, and it is very easy. But when it is identified to you, you are aware and you are (draws back in the chair, looks alarmed and gasps). Now you are expressing much more energy, for you are tensing and you are thinking and you are evaluating. This requires much more energy than merely being and listening and being comfortable.
These are examples of what I am expressing. When you can genuinely be aware of what you are doing, what you are feeling, you can also identify what is changing in your energy when you begin to generate an expression that you do not like. You know what the feeling is when you are comfortable; you know what the feeling is when you are not comfortable.
When you are not comfortable, you can evaluate your own energy and discover what is creating this discomfort. Are you actually uncomfortable in your body? Is your body consciousness actually painful in relation to weight, or are you merely dissatisfied for you incorporate criteria for what is an acceptable appearance and what is not an acceptable appearance? Many times individuals are not actually physically uncomfortable, but their perception expresses that they are for they dislike their appearance.
In association with aging, this subject is actually quite funny, for you choose to be within a physical reality with linear time. You CHOSE to be in this reality. In the blueprint of this reality, you create linear time; therefore, you create age, which is a natural expression. Therefore, as you progress, you age. That is not to say that this must be a hindrance to you, but you perceive it to be, and therefore, it becomes that. You perceive it to be bad, and the bad becomes important. The more important it is, the more energy you offer to it, and the bubble gets bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger. You perceive yourself to becoming more and more of a hideous monster, for you are aging and becoming older and older, and now you shall turn to dust! (Laughs)
Conversely, you do not necessarily FEEL so much older. Within yourself, you may not feel older at all. You may choose an age, which most of you do, that is your ideal age, and most of you within yourselves remain that age regardless of what your physical age is. But you convolute yourselves, and you begin projecting that energy of dislike, and what do you perceive? Older, older, older – now I am so old I can’t move very well anymore, and I cannot run, and I cannot do what I want to do. And yes, you can, if you are recognizing that this is your perception and that can change.
When you change your perception, you change your physical reality. But when you dislike elements of your reality, you continue to create them.
ANNE: How do you not dislike something when you naturally dislike it?
ELIAS: It is not a matter of changing that into a like; it is a matter of recognizing that you may not like some expression but it is not necessary for that to be important. It is the element of importance that creates the perpetuation of what you do not like. When you remove energy from what you do not like and it is not important, it is not necessary to create it.
MARK R: That means if you try to ignore it and forget it, then it’s the best case you can do.
ELIAS: Not necessarily. It would more be recognizing that you incorporate a dislike and acknowledging that – ‘yes, this is an expression that I do not like.’ You acknowledge that it is present but it is not important, and you can turn your attention to a different direction that can be important in what you DO like.
MARK R: That’s consciously ignoring, or isn’t it?
ANNE: There must be something driving that importance feeling, that it’s important.
ELIAS: Yes. Let me express to all of you, you have all incorporated experiences in which you want some manifestation and you generate successfully creating it. And it is easy, and you are satisfied with yourself that you have successfully created some manifestation, regardless of what it is. You may want a new vehicle. You go, you buy one, and you are happy with yourself. You incorporate your new vehicle, and that occurs very easy. The reason it occurs very easy is that you do not doubt yourself, you are not questioning yourself. You merely set your sight upon what you want and you do it, and you are satisfied. In the same manner, when you concentrate upon some element that you do not like and you make that important, the same occurs. You do it and you make difficulties.
KATRIN: For example with aging, if you notice that some elements of aging could be very disturbing to you and you dislike it, you just concentrate on people who show you a different way not to age. It would be easy for me to switch from the dislike by not putting importance on it and having an example, in myself or in somebody else, to concentrate upon how you can behave when you are older.
KATRIN: This is not ignoring; it’s just having a choice.
ELIAS: Yes, and recognizing that it is your perception. Quite genuinely, even with an element such as aging, if you are comfortable and satisfied with yourself as you age, your perception will not be concerned with that aging, which will reflect in your actual physical appearance.
JOHN: Could you say that again?
ELIAS: It will reflect in your physical appearance, for your perception is not concerned with that aging. Therefore, you allow yourself to be you at your ideal age of what you feel.
I would express to any individual that incorporates forty years or more, you most likely continue to feel that you are thirty. You think as if you were thirty; you act as if you are thirty. You may be sixty of your years, but you stay in that feeling of that one age. But you concern yourself with your outward appearance and that it is becoming older and older and more feeble and less effective; therefore, you create that outwardly. If you are not concerning yourself with those elements, you can actually be that ideal age. That will be your perception, and your age physically will not appear to be what it is, for that is what you are projecting and that is what you create in real reality, in physical, solid reality.
We shall break. (Chuckles)
Break at 1:56 PM.
Now; what do you view in your energy that creates what you do not want? What do you notice that you are doing when you are creating some experience that you dislike?
DONNA: I’m usually opposing in some way, either opposing myself or opposing situations or conditions, or opposing other people.
KATRIN: Not giving allowance to yourself to receive information or communication of what it’s all about, but you feel uncomfortable.
ELIAS: And when you are uncomfortable, what do you do?
ANNE: Push and force.
DONNA: Try to eliminate.
KATRIN: Being frustrated.
KAUSTUBH: We are not allowing ourselves to (inaudible), not pushing (inaudible).
ELIAS: Yes, and this is the reason that it is important to be allowing yourself to pause, evaluate what you are doing and pay attention to your energy and how it is being projected, and genuinely pay attention.
For at times, individuals think they are generating a positive energy, especially in relation to other individuals. Many times individuals think they are being helpful with another individual, and in actuality they are forcing. You think you are being helpful by offering information to another individual, but the other individual may not have requested the information. You think you are being helpful when you are offering or what you term to be giving, but many times that giving is not well received for it was not requested. In that, although your intention may be in your terms good, your energy is opposing.
This is the reason that it is important to genuinely pay attention to what you are actually doing, what is your motivation, what is your payoff in whatever you are doing, for this offers you more information to engage different choices. It is also important to pay attention to what you are paying attention to.
When you are concentrating upon a subject or you are attempting to relax and small ones begin yelling and being very noisy and become irritating, what are you doing? What is motivating that irritation? You can easily identify what you do not like, but what is motivating your energy in those moments?
Generally, if it involves other individuals, your first direction is the association that you want the other individual to engage some action different. You want them to stop, you want them to continue, you want them to change some expression – and that will satisfy you, but not precisely. For it is not what the other individual is doing, it is what YOU are doing and what you are presenting to yourself, what situation you are placing yourself within, what choices YOU are generating. If you are engaging an irritation in relation to another individual, it is not the other individual that is the matter or the subject. It is your irritation that is the subject, what is motivating that and why you are placing yourself in that situation.
Many times your responses will be, ‘I have to be in this situation. I have no choice. I have small ones in my home. I cannot leave them, and they irritate me.’ This is your perception, and this is the energy that you are projecting. You project the irritation and your bubble pulls it to you.
‘I do not like noise’ – very well, your bubble will pull noise, for this is the energy that you are already projecting prior to any occurrence. Any occurrence in your experiences is not random; they are not accidents. They are all very precise. In this, just as I expressed previously in relation to the leprechaun, it does not concern itself with good or bad or comfortable or uncomfortable; it merely answers you.
‘I cannot do this yet’ – very well, I will hold this in front of you for however long you continue to express ‘I cannot do it yet.’
‘I cannot have this yet; I do not have this yet’ – very well, it will always be in front of you and you will not hold it, for this is your energy.
‘I cannot, I do not, I will not; it is impossible’ – if your perception is that you cannot, you will not. Even if some element in your reality seems entirely impossible, it is not; it is your perception that is creating it to be impossible. You can. (Chuckles) This is what you want to hear! (Laughs)
BALBINA: Me, I want to hear it again.
ELIAS: And you can!
BALBINA: I can and I shall.
ELIAS: (Laughs) No, not ‘I can and I shall,’ not ‘I can and I will.’ ‘I can and I AM.’
BALBINA: Don’t try; do.
ELIAS: It is a matter of creating a perception that you already have, you already have accomplished, you already are. Once you can generate that perception, you do create with the hammer precisely when you want and what you want. For you are not doubting, you are not questioning, you are not concerning yourself with your subject; you are merely doing, and you accomplish.
What interrupts the doing many, many, many times is thinking, which incorporates much more time. You can incorporate a tremendous amount of time thinking about what you want to do, and you do not do it – you merely think of it. The actual doing may incorporate perhaps several minutes, but the thinking can be generated for hours and hours and hours and days and years and so forth, and that interrupts your doing.
This is the element of the balance, paying attention to, yes, what you are thinking, but also balancing that with what you are feeling and what you are doing. For in paying attention to what you are feeling, you can discern if it is in harmony with what you are thinking. That allows you to understand when your thinking is distorted or is not offering you a clear picture, or when it is not translating entirely accurately.
In that, you can move your attention to your feeling and your doing, for the thinking only incorporates information in relation to what you are paying attention to. Therefore, that is all the information that it can translate. Therefore, if you are not paying attention to what you are doing, it is not translating that information, and therefore you are not reflecting in your thinking an accurate picture.
You can be thinking that you want to incorporate a relationship, and you can think and think and think and wonder why you are not creating a relationship. You are not paying attention to what you are doing; therefore, the thinking is merely translating the want. But it is not translating your energy, for you are not paying attention to that. You are paying attention to the thinking.
Without that balance, you become confused and you feel as though you do not incorporate control: you are not actually creating, experiences happen to you or you happen upon them, but you are not actually creating them and you are not actually in control of what is occurring to you. This is how you slip into being a victim. But if you very simply incorporate moving your attention to these three elements of yourself, you offer yourself more accurate information that your thinking can translate.
Even when I express to individuals that they may be thinking excessively, I am not expressing to any of you NOT to think; this is a natural action that you all incorporate, and it is highly effective and efficient. It is a matter of balancing that with the other elements and not moving your attention solely to the thinking to the exclusion of the other elements. That would be automatic pilot, in which you are doing but you are unaware of what you are doing, and you are very unaware of what your energy is doing.
Who may offer an example of some experience that they do not like, that we can examine what you are doing that creates that experience that you do not like and offer other choices that may change that experience that you do not like?
ANNE: I have a perfect example.
ELIAS: Very well!
ANNE: I just came back from Florida. It was a ten-day trip, and instantly I didn’t like it. It was Fort Lauderdale. It was just a city I didn’t like. So I continued, but it just didn’t jive with me at all. I didn’t like it. It got really bad, and my back got really affected by this strong dislike, to the point where I ended up unable to walk it was so painful, and I just ended up not going anywhere. I did try to make myself like it, try to find something in it to like, but every time I went out it just didn’t sit right.
ELIAS: And what motivated you to continue to be there?
ANNE: My plane ticket. (Laughter) It’s very expensive, immediate... If you have an overnight flight immediately the next day, it’s quite expensive, so you’ve just got to sit it out and wait.
ELIAS: This is a perception of ‘have to; I cannot; I have to continue.’ That’s your first opposing energy. Another opposing energy is attempting to force yourself to like where you are when you do not. Therefore, you deny your preference. The more you concentrate upon this dislike, the more intense it becomes, and it grows and grows and grows, and you become miserable.
In this, by expressing to yourself initially once you were aware that you were uncomfortable and that this was not your preference and that you dislike this location, you immediately denied yourself and expressed, ‘No, I cannot leave.’ You limited yourself in relation to money. You expressed lack: ‘It is too much money.’ That is an expression of lack. You denied your own preferences, you denied yourself, and you opposed yourself.
This is the energy that you project, and your bubble is pulling very many experiences to it to match that energy of how much you disliked being in that area. Therefore, you create manifestations to match that, and you create an intensity.
Thank you for your example! You may view that in trusting yourself, listening to yourself, you could have easily altered that and avoided all of that discomfort by trusting that you are not lacking, that you can change your ticket, and you will be much more satisfied.
ERIC M: I have another example, which is not a special situation, but it’s a situation that occurs to me several times, and I feel very uncomfortable in it. When talking to people, like casual talk, I sometimes don’t know what to say; conversation doesn’t flow. What hinders me is what does the other think, what is he interested in, or do I want to talk to him. It’s very uncomfortable for me.
ELIAS: Very well. In this, there is also an opposing energy. You are denying yourself. You are concerning yourself with the perception of the other individual rather than acknowledging yourself, your contribution, and that it is worthy of sharing. Therefore, you also hesitate.
In this, you are generating a forcing of energy, for you generate an expectation of yourself that you MUST interact: if another individual is generating conversation, you SHOULD respond, you SHOULD BE participating in the conversation. Many times in a conversation an individual may not necessarily incorporate a response. It is quite acceptable to not respond, to allow yourself to respond when you are prompted to within yourself, and also to allow yourself to relax. If you do not incorporate a response, accept that. The other individual will know that you are continuing to participate and pay attention – you are listening. It is not necessary to continuously be responding if you are not prompted to respond.
Also, this can be a situation in the reverse. In the same energy where an individual feels they should be responding and therefore they force themselves to be responding immediately, subsequently they discount themselves for they did not want to say what they said or they feel foolish. In this, it is the same energy. It is a pushing of energy, a lack of allowance of your own natural flow of energy. You are opposing yourself, for you are moving in opposition to your own natural expression and forcing yourself to engage in a manner that may not necessarily be natural for you. In this, that perpetuates you projecting your attention outside of yourself in concern with what the other individual may perceive you as, and that creates anxiety and it is uncomfortable.
Whereas, if you are interacting with another individual in conversation and you allow yourself to relax and be comfortable within yourself, participating, paying attention to the conversation with the other individual but also paying attention to you and what you are feeling, in that allow yourself the freedom to respond when you want to, not that you have to.
KAUSTUBH: Connecting to this, there is another scenario in which somebody says something and you don’t like it. You want to respond, but then you remember that Elias says it’s not your responsibility to change the other person, or you know that what you’re going to say is going to be intrusive, for example, or it’s your perception that it might be intrusive – it may or may not be – and then you do not allow yourself to say stuff.
ELIAS: You are correct, and that is a denial, which would be another form of opposing energy.
In that type of scenario, it is helpful to examine your motivation for your response. It is not unacceptable for you to respond if you dislike what another individual is expressing, and it is not necessarily intrusive for you to disagree with another individual and what they are expressing.
But the manner in which you do it is what is important, for it is the motivation. If you are responding in reaction, you are generating a defensive energy, which is opposing. If you are prompted to respond to be correcting another individual, that is another opposing energy. If you are merely expressing your disagreement but genuinely are acknowledging the other individual’s perception, that it is equally as real as yours and their opinion is equally as valid as yours, it is not necessary that you agree and it is not necessary that you deny your opinion and not express yourself, knowing that your perception is right for you but not necessarily for other individuals, for their perception is right for them also.
KAUSTUBH: So basically, express yourself.
ELIAS: Yes, but recognize your motivation. For many times you may feel a prompting to express yourself in a conversation with another individual that you disagree with, and once you recognize that that response would actually be borne out of a defense or an attempt to correct or instruct the other individual, that prompting will dissipate, and you will feel no necessity to actually express what you may have expressed in reaction, for it becomes less important.
KAUSTUBH: So you feel an initial twinge, then you recognize it, and then you may or may not express yourself any further.
KAUSTUBH: And the twinge tells you what?
ELIAS: When you question what your motivation for your response is, if it is merely a genuine disagreement but you are not discounting the other individual and you are not DEFENDING you – therefore you are not actually projecting an opposing energy – you may choose to offer your response. The energy with that will be very different, and it will not be threatening to the other individual and they will know that. Or you may choose not to express at all, for you recognize that there is no necessity to defend your opinion or your position, and that it is entirely acceptable that it is different from the other individual. You will feel neutral.
KAUSTUBH: Neutral sounds like boring.
ELIAS: Not necessarily. It would depend upon the situation. Neutral may be preferred to conflict. (Chuckles)
KATRIN: Can I ask you something? You said at the beginning of this discussion that we should pay attention to what we are thinking and then what we are doing. You didn’t say that much about the feeling part. What is it that you’re feeling? How do you feel? I can’t grab it.
ELIAS: That would be dependent upon the situation.
KATRIN: For example, I take care of a little child who starts to cry; of course, no one likes to listen to his voice or her voice. I’m a considerate person, and I’d like her or him to stop crying because I think the neighbors will be disturbed. So I will have a feeling and...?
ELIAS: Yes. In that, it is important to evaluate what is this feeling and what is motivating it. In that scenario, what is motivating it more strongly than a preference is that you are concerned of how other individuals will perceive it, and that is more of the motivation than your lack of a preference.
But this is a fine example, for this is an example of how you can cover an actual motivation by expressing that it is a preference. You can excuse certain energies and actions, for you express that it is a preference when in actuality the preference is much smaller than the expectation and the concern that other individuals will perceive in a negative manner and that will reflect upon you.
KATRIN: You got me. (Laughter)
ELIAS: (Laughs loudly) Yes?
JOHN: My example is there’s a meeting next month on a South Pacific island, a business meeting. When I heard about it last year, I wanted to go. I was concentrating, focusing on ‘I’m the one who’s going to be chosen; I’m going to be sent there,’ because I thought it would be fun and it sounded good. I am now the one to be chosen, and I discovered that it’s winter down there, the climate is horrible, the place is not as interesting as I thought, and I want to undo all this energy I put into it for eight or nine months within a couple of weeks so that I’m not the one to go, somebody else goes. (Laughter) I don’t want to go.
ELIAS: First of all, let me express to you, it matters not how long in time frameworks that you concentrate upon any particular subject. That does not set the experience in stone. You can change that energy in any moment. Therefore, regardless [that] you may have been incorporating a concentration upon a particular trip for many years and accomplished being successful, of your example, in a moment you can alter that energy.
In generating the confidence that you did and expressing no doubt – ‘I WILL go; I WILL be chosen’ – in that, you were already allowing yourself to be in the experience, and in that, you lacked doubt and you accomplished. Now apply the same in the other direction.
JOHN: Practically, on Monday I’m supposed to give my preferences for travel dates for leaving and coming back. Do I refuse to do that? Do I ignore or do I give them, still being confident that somehow I won’t go?
ELIAS: It would be your choice, but if you genuinely do not want to incorporate this trip, do not do it.
JOHN: Well, having been designated, I cannot officially back out. (Laughter)
ELIAS: Ah, and ‘I cannot change my ticket.’ (Laughter)
JOHN: No, there’s a difference. I have committed myself in an agreement, and I cannot break my agreement...
ANNE: I had an agreement with my husband that I would be there with him. It was an agreement with him as well, which was a very strong motivation for me staying, but I didn’t want to.
JOHN: But you wouldn’t lose your job if you quit.
ANNE: No, but I could potentially dent my marriage.
ELIAS: But you will not lose your job, either.
JOHN: I think that even if I give the dates and just have the confidence, as you say, but...
ELIAS: You can generate in that direction, or you can express what you want, that you do not want to go. This is your choice. This once again is concerning yourself with outside expressions, concerning yourself with other individuals. You will not lose your job, and you know that. You DO know that.
JOHN: I don’t believe that saying I don’t want to go would be the most effective way of producing that result. I don’t believe that my boss would take that into consideration. Whereas, if I don’t worry too much about how it happens, as I’ve done with other situations, mysteriously some circumstances will cause the cancellation – I think. My main concern is...
ELIAS: Express in the same manner that you did when you created the success: no doubt.
JOHN: What’s good to know is that you say that I don’t have this accumulated credit of nine months’ of energy...
JOHN: ...that I have to cancel.
ELIAS: Correct. No, that is not necessary. The energy is being expressed in the moment. If you continue to express the same energy in consecutive moments, it will continue. But in the moment that you stop expressing that, you are not undoing. You did not generate the action of tying a knot and now you must untie it. Once you move your attention in a different direction and are responding to a different want, the knot disappears.
JOHN: But that doesn’t work with physical weight, does it? Someone who accumulates an excess 15 or 20 pounds over three years cannot make it disappear overnight.
ELIAS: In actuality, yes, they can. Will they? Most likely not. But can they? Yes. Will they? There are less probabilities or potentials for that, given individuals’ beliefs. Therefore, in association with their beliefs, they may not allow themselves to generate that type of action. But is that possible, can they actually do that? Yes.
JOHN: So it’s not the timeframe, it’s just the belief systems.
KAUSTUBH: Back to the concept of importance, does it only depend on the person’s belief systems as to what he considers important? Is there anything within essence that would be considered important?
ELIAS: That would be very different. I can respond ‘yes,’ but it would be very different from what you know and understand in your reality. For you incorporate a physical reality with things, and consciousness is not a thing. Therefore, the manner in which you associate with importance is different from how it would be expressed nonphysically. But yes.
KAUSTUBH: Seth said something like – I forget the exact words – but consciousness consists of points of significance. Significance and importance are related?
ELIAS: Yes, it would be a factor, but it would be expressed very differently.
KAUSTUBH: So for us it’s only belief systems as to what we identify ourselves as, and that decision is what we would consider to be important?
ELIAS: That is very influencing, yes. It is not ONLY beliefs, for beliefs ARE your reality! Ha ha! Therefore, yes, all of your reality IS influenced by your beliefs, and that would also be influencing what you generate in importance and what you do not.
But you also incorporate many choices in relation to importance. It is not an expression that you cannot change. If you recognize what you are generating in importance, you can also question whether you want that to be important or not.
BALBINA: In a case like mentioned before when you think you cannot change because of business or importance, would sickness be a good means?
ELIAS: Yes, that would be another alternative.
BALBINA: You can justify, I think... It is justified for oneself and the others, if you know I create it for this purpose.
ELIAS: If you choose that, that could be another option that you could incorporate. There are many, many, many choices.
I will express to you in response to this suggestion that many individuals create illnesses for a purpose. Many individuals create illnesses to accomplish some action that they want to accomplish, and they are successful. Although most individuals generate an association that illness is bad or that being healthy is good and that you should always want to be healthy, many times individuals create dysfunctions within their body consciousness for a specific purpose, and it allows them to accomplish it. And they are aware that they are doing it.
KAUSTUBH: What’s up with our perception wave? Is it continuing, receding? It seems rather long.
ELIAS: It is continuing, and this is the reason that we are speaking of perception! (Laughs) Length would be relative. Your previous wave, in your perceptions, was very long. I express that the potential for this wave would be much less, but you have not been engaging it for a lengthy time framework yet. (Chuckles)
I understand – you are wanting to create a wave that generates for one week! (Laughs with group) I will be expressing to you when the next wave is approaching, as I do always. (Laughs)
MARTIN: You have told us there are no absolutes. What about the blueprints of this dimension? Could they be absolutes, an absolute reality for objective reality?
ELIAS: No, although you create them to be very real, but they are not absolutes. Just as you create gravity to be very real, it appears to be very absolute but it is not. It is your perceptions that generate that absoluteness. Yes, your reality incorporates a blueprint, which, in a manner of speaking, could be viewed as the suggestion of how to create this particular reality in this particular dimension.
Now; with that suggestion, you generate perceptions that create absolutes or you create absolute associations, but they are not actually absolute, for they can change. You CAN alter gravity. If you could not alter gravity, you would not incorporate the ability to tip a table. But you do! (Laughs)
JOHN: I believe it is possible to go from nearsightedness to perfect eyesight, but I don’t know the methodology or practical procedures of doing so, and I have never met anyone who has done that.
ELIAS: And it is not necessary to objectively know the methodology. What is important to know is precisely what we have been discussing: the importance of your not wanting the sight that you have created. When that becomes less important, you will generate much more success in altering your sight. As it continues to be very important, you continue to create it.
JOHN: So I have to keep looking for the motive, the reason why I supposedly don’t want good eyesight?
ELIAS: Or you can simplify and merely begin to lessen the importance of what you do not like.
ANNE: How do you do that? It’s not easy.
ELIAS: It is not easy, for you create it to be complicated. (Laughter) But in actuality, it is quite simple and it is quite easy. But you incorporate fascinations with complicating and generating much more energy than is necessary. If it is easy, it is not valued; if it is easy, there is no challenge. But if it is complicated, you can unravel it, and that is an action that you are all quite fascinated with.
It may be likened to a present: if an individual hands you a gift and it is unwrapped, you may accept it and you may thank them; if an individual hands you a gift and it is wrapped in paper and in strings and you must unwrap it, you will generate more excitement, for you have presented yourself a surprise. You may receive the same gift, but the one that is wrapped will be more exciting, for it is more complicated. (Chuckles)
JOHN: Is it possible that bad eyesight has nothing to do with not wanting to see but is a side effect of muscular tension, because of some other problem or some other conflict?
ELIAS: Yes, that would depend upon the individual. Yes.
JOHN: So looking for the motivation for bad eyesight may be a waste of time. There may be some other conflict that’s causing it.
ELIAS: That is quite possible.
KAUSTUBH: Elias, if you lessen the importance of something to achieve something, and then you achieve it and it is no longer important, you don’t really attain satisfaction.
ELIAS: Not so, no. For if you lessen the importance of some expression that you do not like and you are successful in creating what you want, it is more satisfying, for you will acknowledge yourself, and it is empowering. Therefore, there is an element of excitement, for empowering yourself is exciting, and it is quite satisfying. Therefore, do not concern yourself that you will be neutral! (Laughs with group)
ANNE: I have a question about the conceptualization sense that we have. I know it’s a bit off the subject, but maybe it isn’t. It’s a very difficult sense to focus on or tap into or something like this, I find. But when I was trying to do it the other night, I started hearing a couple of voices. I don’t know if that’s necessarily a conceptualization thing that I was doing with that inner sense or where those voices were coming from. It’s strange. I’ve had it before.
ELIAS: And what was your subject?
ANNE: The voices were so strong, they kind of jolted me out of what I was focusing on. They were so loud. Not loud, but they came from within, obviously.
ELIAS: What was your initial subject?
ANNE: I don’t remember. That would have been the reason?
ANNE: Is that the conceptualization sense?
ELIAS: It depends upon what your intention was, for in association with conceptualization, that is an action of moving into the action of the subject, therefore experiencing the action of the subject. Therefore, it is possible that dependent upon the subject and the intention, you could incorporate hearing voices, for that may be being in the action of the subject. But if the subject was not associated with some element that would create that particular action, you may have been tapping into your empathic sense and confusing it with the conceptualization.
ERIC J: Could you elaborate on speed of light as a perception, please?
ELIAS: In what capacity?
ERIC J: What is the relation between speed of light and perception?
ELIAS: You create it. Whatever the speed of light is is created by your perception. It is not a set speed that is an absolute outside of your perception; it is what you create it to be.
ERIC J: If I want the speed of light to be variable, I create variable?
ELIAS: You can, for it is a matter of perception. For light is an objective creation, therefore it is a matter of perception. What I am expressing to you is that outside of physical realities, light does not exist, for it is once again, in your terms, a thing. In that, it is an objective creation, and being an objective creation, it is a matter of perception and therefore also is not an absolute.
You can generate it to appear to be an absolute, if you collectively generate the same perception in relation to it. In that, it would appear to be an absolute and the same. But just as I have expressed previously, within your history you have collectively generated perceptions in many directions that you perceived to be absolute and changed them. They were real when they were being expressed en masse, but they changed.
ERIC J: So we have to wait that the collective perception changes to make the speed of light variable?
ELIAS: No. You can engage that action yourself. It is not necessary that you incorporate the collective to change the speed of light. You can change it yourself with your perception, and your reality will be very different.
ERIC J: It will be also justified that I change perception?
ELIAS: Yes. (Chuckles)
BALBINA: How is perception related to vibration?
ELIAS: In what capacity?
BALBINA: What are vibrations? Are these basic elements of consciousness?
BALBINA: If I accelerate my perception, is this because I accelerated my vibrations?
ELIAS: In this reality, it would be the reverse. If you accelerate your perception, you will accelerate your vibration.
JOHN: Further to your example about history, perception is individual. My reality is my reality.
JOHN: If I researched the assassination of President Kennedy, I may find convincing proof for myself that Oswald acted alone, and another person can find convincing proof that there was a conspiracy and several conspirators. In fact, there is no one absolute truth about who killed Kennedy.
ELIAS: Correct, for that would be also a matter of perception. Perception IS what creates your actual reality, and every individual incorporates a different perception. You may incorporate similarities, but every individual generates a different perception, just as you generate a different fingerprint.
In that, you may incorporate similarities, and you do incorporate similarities. You may all view one wall as being blue, but you will all see that blue differently. There is no official separate reality outside of all of you that you are attempting to move into. Your reality is your perception.
MARTIN: Does this mean that I interpret objective reality (inaudible) means that I generate my own physical reality?
ERIC M: I don’t understand this concept, for example how communication is possible. For example, if I decide we both experience this session and we can have a common experience to talk about later and so on, he himself might generate the reality that he is not here. In his world, he would not be here. We would not have this common experience; our lives would be completely isolated. In my life, we would talk about it and reflect it, but in his life he has never heard of it.
ELIAS: And that can very well occur.
You are not alone: Yes, you create all of your reality; you create every moment of it, every aspect of it, every manifestation of it, but you are not alone. You are participating with other energies. Each of you express an energy.
Now; in that, at times you may be receiving a particular energy of a particular individual, and you may be configuring that in a manner that creates your scenario. But that energy may not necessarily contain the attention of the other individual. Therefore, you are drawing to yourself specifically this individual’s energy, but you may not be drawing to you this individual’s energy WITH that individual’s attention. Therefore, you can configure that energy and create your scenario in which you are physically interacting with the individual, incorporating a conversation, and the other individual may incorporate a very different reality in which they did not participate with you at all, for their attention was not contained in that energy that you drew.
This does not occur often but it does occur, and it does occur semi-often in small experiences that you automatically override, that you engage another individual and subsequently you may be recalling the experience and the other individual will recall the experience quite differently. You will override that automatically. You will either question yourself of whether you actually engaged what you thought you had engaged, or you will discount the other individual and you will express, ‘They are wrong. This is not what occurred,’ and you will settle it with yourself.
This is what occurs many times in those situations. You are interacting with another individual’s energy, which allows you to configure that and create the physical manifestation of the other individual, and you are participating in a conversation or an interaction. But the other individual’s experience will be very different, for they are not...
ERIC M: What would happen if one year later we talk about this session, and in my world we talk about the session and in his world he is sleeping?
ELIAS: In that scenario, you would have each altered the past, for how you recall in the present changes the past. Each time you recall an event, an experience, a scenario, you are changing it into what you recall. (Chuckles)
KATRIN: When you change the scenario, you change relations as well when it is about an interaction with somebody?
ELIAS: At times, yes.
KATRIN: You change family sometimes?
ELIAS: Yes.” [session 2284, June 02, 2007]
ELIAS: “As you have all been anticipating, the announcement finally arrives: your previous wave is ending and your new wave beginning. (Applause, and Elias laughs) That may be premature! (Laughter)
This wave in consciousness is associated with the Vold family. Those individuals belonging to or aligning with this family of the Vold will be experiencing this wave more intensely than other individuals, but it may also be beneficial for those individuals in being helpful to other individuals in understanding what they are experiencing.
This wave that you have chosen to begin is the wave addressing to emotion. I will express to you that within what would be identified as this previous month, many of you will have been noticing a building intensity of energy and most likely have been experiencing unusualness. In this, you have been building energy to begin this wave.
This wave will include some intensities. For those of you that are thought- or political-focused individuals, you will likely be experiencing unusualness, for you are not accustomed to expressing emotion as often or as intensely as religious- or emotional-focused individuals. Therefore, it may be confusing at times. Those of you that are emotionally focused or religious-focused individuals will be experiencing more of an intensity in your emotional communications. By that, what I am expressing is not necessarily MORE emotional communications, but louder. Therefore, they will be less easy to ignore.
DEBI: Well, that’s good.
ELIAS: It is, in your terms. For many of you, as individuals with your respective focus types, do at times find it difficult to be paying attention to emotional communications and what they are expressing, what the messages are. You are all accustomed to the signals, but not as accustomed to what those signals are expressing in their messages. This will offer you an opportunity to become more clear in identifying your own communications with yourselves. But there will be an intensity, and this wave also appears that there is a potential that it will be more on-going than that of the perception wave.
I would also acknowledge all of you in your movement in relation to the perception wave, for you have accomplished quite well in paying attention and noticing differences and recognizing the importance and the significance of perception and the strength of perception, how it actually does create all of your reality and colors all of your reality. But you have fared well and you have accomplished, and this has facilitated your movement into your new wave, which I incorporate no doubt that you will fare well with this wave, also.
But be aware there are many, many, many individuals within your communities, within your societies, within your world that are not objectively aware of what is occurring. They are experiencing the same but may not incorporate the information that you do to offer themselves explanations. This is the reason that the Vold individuals will be instrumental, those belonging to or aligning with, for you as individuals incorporate strong capacities for sensitivities to other individuals in relation to emotional communications and can be supportive in dramatic manners.
Therefore, I encourage all of you to be aware that there will be confusion in this wave. This is not to say that it is bad, but there will be confusion. Those of you that understand can be encouraging to other individuals. This is your opportunity to incorporate what you know into action.
Many, many, many of you have engaged with myself for extended time frameworks and incorporate desires to offer information to other individuals and to include other individuals in the expansion of this information. Many of you become confused in how to do that without being instructing. This is your golden opportunity to be helpful, to be supportive, to be accepting without instructing and to be sharing in a manner that will be encouraging to other individuals, to allow them an expanded awareness and more of an understanding and more of an encouragement, for other individuals to become more intimately and clearly aware of themselves.
Now that you are informed (chuckles), I have chosen to open this interaction to you and allow you to pose your questions in relation to your experiences, and perhaps share your experiences in what you accomplished or what you offered to yourselves in information in relation to the previous wave.
Sharing is an excellent form of connection and communication, for as you do that, you each allow yourselves to attract different perspectives that allow each of you to expand your own perceptions. Therefore, I also express that it is excellent to be acknowledging of accomplishments, and I am aware that all of you have accomplishments in relation to our previous wave. Who shall begin?
PAUL T: Hey bro, how’s it going? (Elias chuckles) Yes, the perceptual wave. I have been sharing with many people what I have chosen to call ‘perceptual orientation,’ your orientations. The terms to the uninitiated to your nomenclature, the terms of common, intermediate and soft, sometimes raise directions of questioning which is not really pursuant to me being able to effectively share information about perceptual orientation. I have been using the viewpoints of ‘externally focused’ for common, ‘internally focused’ for intermediate, and ‘blended or combination’ for that of soft, using these terms not to imply extrovert or introvert, but rather just for where a person’s focus of attention is. The purpose behind this is to not confuse people with terminology which takes a whole lot of explanation and that sort of thing.
Would you comment on that sort of terminology that I’ve been using, or is there perhaps another direction you might suggest? Because the information about perceptual orientation has been extraordinarily helpful to me in understanding people around me and my interactions with them and their interactions with other people. It’s been very interesting sharing this with other people, watching their reaction to it and having them be able to use it effectively as well.
ELIAS: How you interpret or translate the information is entirely acceptable. I choose terminology intentionally, but also am aware that once it is presented, each of you will interpret that in your own manner, and you will discover manners in which you can individually effectively share. This is not recruiting; it is SHARING. In this, what method you choose or what terms you choose that facilitate your sharing and generate more ease in doing so is entirely acceptable.
And what have you recognized in accomplishments in association with differences?
PAUL T: That’s probably the most significant aspect. By understanding the differences in the perception of others, it allows me to make a deeper connection with them, because it allows me to stand in their shoes, so to speak, and take their perception at least temporarily.
The most striking example is a neighbor of mine who is intermediate. The extreme focus upon her relationship to everything else is interpreted by some others around me as being extremely self-absorbed. Whereas, this information and understanding how she actually perhaps – I have to imagine, because I’m not intermediate – how she views these things allows me to relax my automatic judgments of that way of viewing things. It allows me to relax more, and that’s the most important thing.
ELIAS: Very well, which is quite important, for comfort is a very important subject in what you all seek to attain. It can be an elusive state of being if you are not paying attention to when you are comfortable and when you are not comfortable. Most individuals focus upon when they are not comfortable but do not necessarily acknowledge when they are. Therefore, when they are not, it becomes confusing in how they can return to being comfortable. But I would be acknowledging of you in your accomplishment.
But I would also pose an inquiry: what if you do not understand?
PAUL T: Well, then I’m just fucked! (Elias laughs loudly with the group)
ELIAS: That would be the next accomplishment! Ha ha ha! Yes?
JO: Who me? (Elias laughs) A year ago today, I began an energy exchange with an essence who calls herself Rose. It was just a few very scary, precipitous words on a ouija board, after sitting and looking at it for about two or three weeks as it didn’t move. It was lifeless.
It’s been a very emotional and overwhelming and beautiful experience. In the context of it emotionally, it gives me pause – I hadn’t thought about that before – because I am emotionally focused, it has been part of the process, somehow, of being open to that. A lot of the material that is coming out seems to be moving into the action area. It will be encouraging me (inaudible) to be taking more action, and others as well, in line with our intent and doing things that bring us joy and bliss and that are in line with what we came here to do and that please us. So it’s like a cusp that we’re on today, that’s going to be very interesting to see how it evolves. That’s my accomplishment.
ELIAS: Very well, and how do you associate that with perception? How has it affected your perception?
JO: It’s as if I see now why I’ve always perceived things perhaps a little differently. I’ve been more accepting of my orientation, and it has helped explain a lot of things I’ve perceived about myself in the past. So it has helped me relax into my life in ways that I’ve never considered before. It helped explain things.
JO: Thank you very much, and I mean that most deeply. If it hadn’t been for you and Mary, I wouldn’t be doing this now. I’m deeply grateful to both of you. (Elias nods in acknowledgment)
ELIAS: And the next individual?
DEBI: I’d be happy to go, but I’m not quite sure where to start.
ELIAS: What has the wave addressing to perception allowed you to accomplish in relation to perception?
DEBI: Definitely, the last couple of years I’ve spent a lot of time purposely meeting people from other places with other beliefs, from other countries, extreme other beliefs. This is typically on-line, because I don’t travel. I started out that way, with a goal of getting to understand more people. Forget about the news, the newspaper. I don’t want to go there. I want to go to people and I want to find out what’s really going on. The result is, for me, I’m still judgmental – I’m not gonna say I’m not judgmental; I don’t know that that’ll ever be gone – but much, much less judgmental. I still do auto-respond to things that are not my guidelines, the difference being that now I’m aware of it much sooner than I used to be. I think one of the best things that came out of this perception wave is I’m much faster at getting things than I used to be, partially because it’s so goddamn painful – sorry, excuse my French – but it is. You know I was suicidal for the better part of last year. I’ve put more good days together in the last two weeks than I have in my entire life, I think.
The perception wave, for me, culminated in this experience I had one day where I was standing in a parking lot smoking a cigarette trying to figure out why everything was so screwed up. My perception was it was going in one direction, and I didn’t make it go that way. I heard myself go, ‘Why does God hate me?’ and then I go, ‘You don’t even believe in God, dumb ass! Don’t call yourself dumb!’ I realized, while this was going on, where was I in this huge parking lot? I’m standing next to the dumpsters! I am with the trash. I put myself there. I go, ‘No, why do YOU hate you so much? Why do YOU hate you?’ So I spent about 24 hours trying to come up with a really good reason to hate myself and keep screwing myself over and creating bad stuff, and I couldn’t satisfactorily come up with enough... I could add up everything I’ve ever done that was horrible in my whole life and none of it was worth hating me. If someone else came along and said, ‘I did this, this and this, da-da-da,’ I wouldn’t hate them. And within 24 hours, my entire world shifted. That’s all I did!
DEBI: Thank you. Talk about a perception shift! I would have stood by that dumpster two years before if I had known that was going to happen! (Elias laughs with group) So I did move away from the trash – I don’t smoke next to trashcans anymore!
For me, it was a very rough road. I have to be honest and tell you – and you can laugh at me, I know you do a lot and you’re going to – when I say I’m thrilled to hear it’s the emotion wave and it’s Vold time, because I’ve been living my life that way forever. So bring it on! (Laughter) I’m happy to help.
I already had a feeling about this. There has got to be a reason why I’m learning all this stuff – with a lot of help from my friend Milde, who held my hand through all this, while I was talking about shivving myself in the neck with scissors, stuff like that. To me, it feels like a breath of fresh air, I’ll be honest with you. Later on I might recant that, but it sure doesn’t feel like it now. I don’t feel afraid of this next wave. I feel excited. The perception wave, if that one didn’t kill me – and it didn’t, because I surprise the crap out of myself still, so I know I’m not dead! – I feel like man, I made it to the top of the mountain. Chutes and ladders, now I get to chute back down and start back up the next mountain.
ELIAS: Very well! (Chuckles) Yes?
STEVE: Elias, I have a proclivity, an urge to express and argue my point of view with other people a lot. I’ve posted over 6000 posts at BlueFlash, which is devoted to you, and I even attend a Bible class and I speak with them. I speak with people in the park. Wherever I go, I do that. I notice during this perception wave – and I argue with ghosts, too, by the way, as you well know (laughter) – and what I’ve noticed is that essences of your type and of our type have convictions that no matter what you say, no matter what argument you dream up to convince them of your belief, you cannot budge any of them, not one human being one inch, and the same with essences of your type. So I’m not sure why I even bother! (Laughter) But that seems to be the human condition. That’s what I’ve noted during this wave.
ELIAS: Congratulations, that is significant. (Chuckles) Yes?
ANET: This is Anet/Alexi. Elias, it has been one heck of a year! I can identify very much with what you meant and talked about a couple of minutes ago. For me, the perception wave, I feel like I started it six or seven months before you announced it. I started comprehending on an experiential level that we really do, each of us, live in our own individual, self-created world. I’ve been reading this for many years, thought I knew it – I didn’t know it!
When I started to get it, it was, just in and of itself, very upsetting to me because I felt like I was alone, where nobody else really understands what I’m experiencing and I don’t really understand what they’re experiencing. It was a very isolated kind of feeling. That was enough in and of itself, and then I went on to create significant trauma in many areas! But I learned in this process to appreciate other people’s version of their world, other people’s truths. They work for them.
I had the experience with a friend of mine, someone I’ve shared many other focuses with and who is totally not into the Elias material – in fact, he thinks it’s of the Devil – he saved my life. He physically saved my life. I could see his beliefs, fundamental Christian beliefs, and they work perfectly for him. I would not try to take that away from him. We get along fine. We realize on a fundamental level we believe the same things, but I come here and listen to channeled material and he reads the Bible. That was profound.
From there, with every person I meet, I’ll catch myself going into judgment: they don’t know the truth! But wait a minute, their truths work really well for them and mine work similarly well for me, and that’s okay. If I think back to where I was two years ago, because that’s when I started experiencing the perception wave, that was a tremendous shift for me because I still thought I knew the right way, the best way, and everybody else was going to be better off if they believed as I did. I now see that that is not the case, and that is just fine.
ELIAS: That is a significant accomplishment. Congratulations. Yes?
GEORGE D: Hi, Elias. For me, it gave me a great sense of freedom. I felt okay seeing the world the way I want to see it. I realized that everything is up to me, pretty much, in my own life. It also gave me a chance to understand other people much better. My relationships kind of grew, and to not take things personally.
ELIAS: Ah, that is significant.
GEORGE D: It allowed me to allow people to be who they are, and in exchange, I can be who I feel like that day, pretty much. It allowed me a great sense of fun. Life is more enjoyable, more colorful, and I actually like a lot more people nowadays than I used to. (Elias laughs with group) I don’t peg everyone as bastards, because I was one of them, too. Overall, it hasn’t really been that easy because everything takes experience and practice. Sometimes you see this belief sitting there like a wall and you’re heading straight at it a hundred miles an hour, and you think oh shit. Part of you doesn’t want to deal with it and part of you just wants to see what’s going to happen. Sometimes you to have relax and let it go and know it’s going to come back to you and you’ll have what you’re looking for. It kind of allowed me a certain trust I never had before in everything.
GEORGE D: I can summarize it that way.
ELIAS: Very well.
GEORGE D: Thank you for the material!
ELIAS: You are very welcome. Yes?
STELLA: Hi, Elias. I’m scared right now, but I’ve got to tell you that one of my greatest accomplishments so far, up to this point right now, it’s the fact that I appreciate I chose to experience victimhood in all areas and experience the life I led and I had, because I always felt regret and like I was missing something, why did these things happen to me, why was God not there, why did God not love me, why couldn’t I love myself, what had I done so bad that I could not love me. So behind all of that and appreciating today, that aspect of me that chose my parents and chose the life, the whole scene has such a great impact on me today because I can appreciate so much more of everything. I think that’s pretty big for me, and I thank you so much, Elias, so, so much. Even to allow you to be consistent and to continue to have you in my life, it’s amazing. Thank you very much.
ELIAS: Congratulations. Yes?
DREW: I had a profound perception shift. It was actually kind of uncomfortable, but I think it’s closer to the truth of things, and I would like you to comment if you would.
ELIAS: Very well.
DREW: It used to be my perception that energy and consciousness and life sprang from a place of joy, love. I had an experience a few months ago with the aid of some natural substances. I had the sense that I was defocusing and becoming more one with consciousness, and I had the profound sense that it’s not a place of joy or love; it’s ambivalent. If space is a metaphor or imagery for consciousness – and I don’t know that it is, but I sense that it is – if you’re in space dying, space doesn’t care. Space is ambivalent, and you can create whatever you want. If you’re drowning in the middle of the ocean, the ocean doesn’t care. Whether you’re sailing and having a wonderful time or drowning, the ocean is ambivalent. That’s been a profound shift in my perception and kind of a disturbing one for me, and I wonder if you would comment.
ELIAS: Very well. In actuality, you could incorporate space as a metaphor for consciousness, loosely speaking, and I would agree with your experience, for what you are describing are feelings: joy, despair, sadness, happiness. These are feelings. They are connected with emotional communications, but they are signals; they are feelings. They are associated with objective awareness. They are a part of objective awareness, and they are very strongly associated with this reality. This is not to say that other realities do not incorporate feelings. Many do, but in different capacities. What you are describing are feelings that are very much and very strongly associated with this reality.
As to consciousness, you are correct. I would not necessarily express ‘ambivalence’ but neutrality. There is very much so an entire neutrality, for it is an entire allowance of choice, an entire recognition that every experience is a choice and every experience is purposeful. Therefore, there is no distinction of good or bad, of joyful or sorrowful, for every experience offers expansion and offers information. Therefore, they are all purposeful, and they are all beneficial.
This is the reason that I have expressed many, many times the importance of paying attention to your energy and what type of energy you express and you project outwardly, for you are continuously, in every moment projecting energy outwardly, which stems from what you are doing inwardly.
The reason it is important to pay attention to what energy you are expressing or projecting is that – you are correct – consciousness does not concern itself with good or bad or comfort or discomfort. It matches what you project. It precisely matches what you project. You precisely attract or draw to yourself whatever you project. Therefore, there is no distinction of what is good or what is comfortable or what is joyful, or what is bad or uncomfortable or distressing. It is a matter of energy and what energy matches what energy.
Many times you may be projecting an energy in a process that you want to be accomplishing, and you may actually attract or draw to yourself uncomfortable and distressing situations and experiences. That is not necessarily bad, for in whatever you want to accomplish, those experiences may be valuable in offering yourself information that you may not offer yourself in other manners. They may be more profound if they are uncomfortable.
But consciousness is not a THING. This is the point that becomes confusing to many individuals, for you think of consciousness as a thing, some type of endless entity, and it is not. Consciousness is an action. It creates things from no-thing. The action creates things, and you as consciousness create things also. You create yourselves, which is a thing.
In this, if you remove yourself, even momentarily, from what is known, and remove yourself from the experience of what is known in your reality – which is quite attached to emotion, for that is one of the base elements of the blueprint of your reality – when you remove that, yes, you do experience consciousness in a form that is very foreign to what you experience in this reality. It is not necessarily more true, but it is more essential. It is not more real, for that would discount or devalue the reality of what you experience in this reality, and it would also devalue the TRUENESS of the reality that you are creating now. It is different and it is more consistent, for that element of that void, so to speak, is present in every reality, for it is essentially what you are.
In that, this is the reason that I have offered information in relation to your reality and how it functions, how it operates, how you move and create in it, the significance of energy, how all that you do is interconnected and interrelated, and the significance of recognizing that emotions are communications. Feelings are associated with the objective awareness.
Within consciousness outside of physical reality, there is no objective awareness. It is not necessary. It is only necessary in relation to physical manifestations, for it is the element of consciousness that allows you to create physical realities, for it is the seat of perception, and perception creates reality, physical reality. Therefore, without the objective awareness, there is no necessity for emotion, for emotion is a communication to the objective awareness. Therefore, without the objective awareness, you are already aware of whatever the communication may be, and it is not necessary to incorporate that form of communication of emotion.
I expressed one group interaction in our early interactions in which I incorporated a different aspect of this essence, one that did not express any element of emotion. None of the individuals participating in that group interaction incorporate any recall of what the interaction was and could not connect, for you very strongly associate with emotion. This is the reason that I incorporated that action merely once and have not generated that again, for none of you respond to that lack of emotional expression.
Now; what you experienced is not actually bad, for it can be perceived as an empowering gift that you offered to yourself. For in recognizing the vast neutrality of consciousness, it also is acknowledging that quite definitely everything is your choice, that whatever you experience is your choice and is in your power to manipulate, for there is no outside power manipulating or influencing, for it has no cause to influence.
DREW: So this concept that the underlying stuff of existence, for lack of a better word, is love, is a distortion and inaccurate. God, if you’ll excuse the expression, is love is inaccurate. It’s a distortion.
ELIAS: It is dependent upon how you define love.
DREW: We’re limited in our terms, unfortunately. I don’t mean...
ELIAS: Individuals generally define love in association with a feeling. They define love in what is actually affection. That would be the more accurate term for what you generally define as love. Affection is an emotional expression with a feeling. Love is not. Love does not actually incorporate a feeling. The actual definition of love is knowing and appreciating.
Now; in that definition, it would be accurate to express that the base of all or consciousness, or even God if you will, is love, for that is not an emotion. It is knowing and appreciating, and that would be a base element of consciousness. But if you genuinely experience genuine love, you can couple that with affection, which generates a powerful expression and experience and feeling. But if you experience it without affection, you will notice that it is not expressed in a feeling. It is a sense, for it is a deep and genuine knowing and the appreciation of that knowing.
Appreciation does not necessarily incorporate an emotion, either. But generally, you do express an association, for you do incorporate such a strong attachment to emotion that you do attach feelings to these experiences; but in themselves, they do not necessarily generate a feeling. It is more of a sensing, it is more of an empowering, a genuine knowing and a state of being as the appreciation.
Therefore, if you define love in that term, it is not a distortion. If you define love in association with a feeling, yes, it is a distortion. Does that answer your question?
DREW: Yes, and that was my recent shift in perception.
ELIAS: Congratulations. That is a significant shift and can be a very empowering shift. I am acknowledging of you.
PAUL H: Elias, that definition of love you gave as accepting, appreciating and knowing, that would also fall into your definition previously of truth as an absolute with a capital A, along with color and tone and other abstract...
ELIAS: Not necessarily as an absolute, but yes, as a truth, for a truth can be expressed in any area of consciousness. Not as an absolute, for in different expressions of consciousness it can be manifest in very different manners, just as can be tone or color. But in its essence, yes, it is a truth, for it can be expressed in any area of consciousness, in any manifestation of consciousness.
PAUL H: So it’s not an absolute?
ELIAS: No, for it can change. If it can change, it cannot be an absolute.
PAUL H: That’s right, an absolute is ever present, not ever changing.
ELIAS: Correct. Yes?
GAIL: In the perception wave, I actually realized that I have perception. (Laughter)
ELIAS: Congratulations! That is significant also, for there are many individuals that do not actually understand what perception is and do not recognize that they incorporate a perception. They rather express that actions are what they are, situations are what they are, you do what you do, you interact the way that you interact, but it is not perception. It merely is what it is, all of which is outside of you. I would be acknowledging. That is a significant accomplishment.
GAIL: I’ve given myself a lot of really hard examples to get to know that. (Elias laughs)
JOYCE: I’m new to you, so I greet you, Elias. I must have been in your perception wave, even though I’m new to the group. I have come to certain perceptions. First of all, I look at them now as lenses. I see us going to war because one wears a red lens and another a green lens, and how sad that we will fight for whose perception is so right instead of learn to have a multi-color world. Secondly, I’ve learned that whenever I need to change someone, there is a need, it’s usually that someone is me. And that person, that projection out there, that behavior is calling me to really come back to me, look at myself. When I do that – and it takes time, and I do change – I can be more loving to the other person exactly as they are, thank them for bringing the lesson to me, and I can grow. That’s where I am.
Now; also in response to this, that is an accomplishment but I would also add an encouragement to all of you. Yes, you do draw to yourselves other individuals to emphasize differences and to emphasize your own guidelines. But remember, you each do incorporate your own guidelines, and that is not wrong and it is not bad. You are not eliminating beliefs. Therefore, you are also not eliminating duplicity, the capacity to evaluate right or wrong or good or bad. You are relaxing your associations with the right and wrong and good and bad in relation to other individuals, but it is also important to not discount your own guidelines in that process, to not discount yourselves and the validity of what you perceive to be right or wrong or good or bad for you, and that it is acceptable to disagree and to dislike expressions or behaviors or choices that other individuals generate. But you can also be accepting.
You can accept that their choices, their behaviors, their expressions are valid and that you disagree, and you can acknowledge yourselves also in your disagreement, which acknowledges you and acknowledges the other individual, and that allows you to be accepting of you and accepting of the other individual also.
When you are accepting of you, it is a natural by-product to be accepting of other individuals. It is not an action you must work at. In this, a difficulty that many individuals express is they generate the association that if they are accepting, they must like and agree with every other expression in their world. No. In that, it creates difficulties, for then the individual begins to discount themself: I should not be angry, I should not be disliking, I should not be disagreeing, I should attempt to discover an avenue in which I can change myself and be in agreement and be liking this expression. That sets you in a direction of considerable discounting of yourself and difficulty and struggle, and creates significant opposing energy within yourself, which can create significantly uncomfortable cycles or circles. For then you begin to project that opposing energy, and what will you draw, what will you attract? Opposing energy in some form, and that can become a circle which is quite destructive.
Therefore, I am greatly acknowledging of your discovery and accomplishment in relation to perception, and merely reminding all of you that it is important also to acknowledge your own opinions, your own preferences, your own likes and dislikes, your own associations with what is right and wrong, for that is not disappearing. (Chuckles)
We will incorporate one more, and break.
GEORGE G: A measure of one’s own self-acceptance is your capacity to accept another person’s point of view and understand that they have their particular view of the world, which you may disagree with, but you’re willing to accept the fact that it is theirs so you’re not placing any judgments or associations of judgment on them. That’s a measure of your own sense of self-acceptance.
ELIAS: Yes, and also...
GEORGE G: If you want to know how self-accepting you are, all you have to do is look to the outside and use that as a measure.
ELIAS: Yes, you can.
GEORGE G: I wanted to say something about the last year. I was thinking about what Cindel said before, and it made me realize that there has been a tremendous change in my perception in the last year and especially the last few months. Most of my life, I have been what you might say addicted to victimization and extremely preoccupied with it. In the last few months, I have been able to notice that much more and associate it and look to beliefs that I have. I find that it’s been extraordinarily empowering and liberating. Now I’m beginning to experience and consider other aspects of myself, my creativity in many different areas as a direct result. In other words, my perception has changed, and that change in perception has allowed my awareness to expand considerably, thanks to you. As I said yesterday, I have so much affection and appreciation for you, Elias. Again, thank you.
ELIAS: You are welcome. Congratulations.
... And the next individual – no? (Laughter) Yes?
STEVE: You speak of the three perceptions as if it was the whole ball game. I asked about eight people outside during the break what are the ABCs of offering our perception. Elias, give me something simple that everybody can understand real easy. Say I hate Iraqis. I want to change my perception to one of not hating Iraqis, maybe even liking them. I think I understood you to say during the first hour that you can’t just go okay, I’m gonna look at it this way: I’m going to like them! That would not be effective. In the transcripts, you usually speak of offering perception as something that’s done through noticing. You notice (inaudible). Let’s see, do I hate Iraqis? Yes, I do. Then you would ask why do I hate them. Well, because they’re killing our soldiers. Is that the entirety of how we offer our perception and then I’m supposed to sit there and hope that I stop hating them, or is there another step involved?
Would you give us advice exactly on how to alter our perception that would apply to that situation and maybe to all other circumstances?
ELIAS: Very well. In this example, first of all it is important that you recognize that this is your perception, but...
STEVE: Let me interrupt for just a second. Eight different people gave me eight different answers. All right, go ahead. (Laughter)
ELIAS: And that would not be unusual! For all of those eight individuals incorporate eight different perceptions.
Now; your question is associated with how you change your perception. In this, you incorporate the perception that you strongly dislike a group of individuals – a culture, so to speak.
Now; first of all, you offer yourself the reason that you dislike this culture, which you have. You express that you dislike this culture for they are killing your fellow countrymen. Very well.
Now; you expand that picture, and you evaluate. Yes, they are killing your countrymen but you are also killing their countrymen. It is not a matter of who began the slaughter; it is a matter of differences. It is a matter of recognizing that you incorporate ideals and preferences and opinions, and they are valid; but they also incorporate ideals and opinions and preferences, and they are also valid. They are different from your perception, but their perception is no less real and no less valid than is yours. It is a matter of recognizing that it is acceptable for you to disagree with their perception, their ideals, their opinions, their preferences. It is not necessary for you to agree with that. It is also not necessary for you to like it. You can continue to dislike it and disagree, but what can change your perception to allow you more of an acceptance is to recognize that regardless of whether you agree or not, that does not absolutely designate you as right. You are right for you and in association with your guidelines, but they are also. They are right in their guidelines
In this, what is important is to understand the acceptance of the differences. You all incorporate differences to a degree, and in some situations and in relation to cultures, there are at times significant differences. It is natural for you to dislike or disagree with differences, for when you present differences to yourself, it presents a threat.
Now; what is the threat of the differences? When you present differences to yourself, the threat is your identity, for your rightness in whatever your associations are is entangled with your own identity. It is a part of your identity. Therefore, if you encounter differences, that threatens your identity, for it is very important for most individuals to be right. And in your own guidelines, you are.
This is the reason that you incorporate your guidelines. They are right for you. They govern your behavior; they govern how you will express yourself. How you express yourself may not be right for another individual. In that, that difference will create a threat, and the other individual, in like manner to yourself, will respond in opposition. It is a matter of becoming aware that your perception is not absolute. There is not one absolute right reality. There is your reality, which is very associated with your guidelines, and that may be right for you, but it may not be right for another individual. It is not absolute.
Just as you expressed previously in this forum that you interact with other individuals and you choose to interact in a manner that is somewhat antagonistic. In this, you recognize that you are not necessarily changing the perception or the opinion of another individual, but it is your choice to express yourself in this manner.
Now; to another individual that incorporates different guidelines from you, that may be perceived as threatening, for it is different, and they will respond in an opposing manner and project an opposing energy.
It is not necessary to understand what another individual’s guidelines are or what their perception is. What is important is to recognize that there are differences, that you are all different, that as many individuals as you can gather that will support your guidelines, your opinions, your preferences, there are equally as many individuals that another individual in another culture can gather to support their opinion and their preferences and their guidelines. Does that generate the basis for rightness for either of you, how much support you can gather that is similar to yourself? No. It merely is a reinforcement that there are other individuals that may incorporate a similar perception to yourself, but that does not express that it is right or that it is wrong. It is right for you, and that will influence you in how you express yourself.
Changing perception is not necessarily changing your opinion or changing your preferences. It is not necessarily changing that now you agree with another individual or now you like this culture. Perhaps you will not. Perhaps you will not throughout the entirety of your focus. But you can accept that their perception, their choices, their preferences are equally valid as your own.
If you can acknowledge that another individual’s perception is equally as valid as your own and you are not experiencing the threat of the difference, there is no necessity for war. There is no necessity for conflict, for it is not necessary to convince the other individual that you are right and they are wrong. It is not necessary for you to defend yourself, for you can incorporate that confidence in your own perception that it is right for you. Therefore, it is not necessary to defend it; it is not necessary to boast it; it is not necessary to impose it. You can allow the other individual to express their perception without the attempt to change it, and they can create their reality in the manner that they choose. Which, if neither is threatening each other, you can coexist in your differences, for there is no longer a threat that one is right and one is wrong, and therefore the one that is wrong must be changed.
In your scenario, as I expressed, you express, ‘I dislike this culture for they kill my countrymen.’ They dislike your culture for you kill their countrymen. It is the same, and the essence of it is neither culture will accept the validity of the other in their perception of what is right and what is sacred to each.
STEVE: That was a very long answer, and I wasn’t expecting it to be that involved. I’m trying to grasp what the essentials are of what you just said so I can apply it to something else. I first gleaned the fact that it is not just a matter of noticing. That’s not enough.
ELIAS: At times it may be.
STEVE: You went through a whole intellectual process there! You mentioned a lot of different things. How would you summarize what it is that you do? In other words, let’s say you want to apply it to some internal thing, like you’re worried about your anger getting you in trouble, or you’re worried about self-destructive tendencies and you want to alter your perception of worry. Let’s make it worry, about anything you want. You want to alter your perception of worrying, so first you notice the worry – that’s what I got from your last conversation. But then I’m not sure, in fact, what would apply. What rules have you just stated about how it would apply to anything, including worry?
ELIAS: You notice that you are experiencing the worry, and you evaluate what the threat is. For, the threat is what prompts the other expressions: the worry, the defense, the aggression, the conflict. What is threatening, and is it valid? Is it directly affecting you now? If it is not, it is real, but it is not valid. Therefore...
STEVE: So the two answers you’ve given so far have that in common. Identify the threat...
STEVE: Notice and identify the threat. Step 3...?
ELIAS: Is it valid?
STEVE: You’re doing well. (Laughter, and Elias chuckles)
ELIAS: If it is not valid, your perception will to a degree automatically alter.
STEVE: Is there ever room for saying, is this completely out of the question, ‘I’m just not going to worry any more; I’m not going to be angry any more; I’m not gonna hate the Iraqis any more; I’m going to perceive this way instead?’ Is that not going to work?
ELIAS: It can. It is unlikely, but it can. It is not impossible. It is quite less likely that you would accomplish in that manner, but yes, it is possible.
STEVE: You’ve got to see all the implications of anything you want to change, all the intricacies of what’s going on there.
ELIAS: Not necessarily. It is not necessary to be that complicated. But identifying the threat is very helpful to intentionally be changing your perception.
STEVE: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are welcome. Yes?
GEORGE D: Elias, this past week I had a very vivid dream that had to do with changing perception, but I didn’t change it myself; someone changed it for me. (Elias chuckles) In the dream, I was backstage in a theater, and I had an exchange with this lady, a very chubby lady with very thick glasses. She says, ‘Come here,’ she taps my cheeks, and everything changes. My perception changes. My focus, everything is different. I say, ‘I’m dreaming, I enjoy this, and I’ve got to figure out how to do it myself without it being done to me.’ The dream ended.
There’s got to be something in this dream for me, a clue. Maybe you could give me a hint. It was so easy in the dream, it was so easy, and the change was instantaneous. It felt how it is supposed to be. It’s been on my mind for three or four days now, since last week, and I can’t figure it out. I think it’s so simple that I don’t see it. It just shifted, like that. Would you have a hint, please?
ELIAS: First of all, the image of the other individual is not another individual. It is you. Another individual does not change your perception. It is not done to you or for you. YOU change your perception, and I can express to you that you can change your perception quite instantaneously and easily. Generally, you do not, for you are fascinated with complicating all that you do. Therefore, you incorporate methods and steps, and you generate all of these actions to attempt to change your perception, when in actuality it is quite simple. It is merely a matter of recognizing what threatens you, for generally speaking, that is what creates your own rigidities.
The manner in which you complicate is by looking outside of yourselves and attempting to identify all that is outside of yourself that is occurring in your environment or around you that robs you of your comfort, when in actuality, those elements outside of you are not what rob you of your comfort. It is you that robs you of your comfort when you are expressing an identification of threat, and that creates defense.
It is a matter of being confident in your own perception, that regardless of what any other perception is of you, it does not invalidate your own perception of you. But what occurs is other individuals all incorporate different perceptions of you than you incorporate of yourself, and when any element of their perception is expressed to you, there is an automatic response to question yourself: is my perception of myself valid? Perhaps it is not; perhaps the other individual is right; perhaps I am wrong. And you begin to complicate.
When you are comfortable with you and trust and are confident in your own perception of yourself, another individual can express their perception of you, and even if they are expressing it in the intention of being negative or derogatory, you will configure that in an entirely different manner. An individual may approach you, notice your behaviors, your energy, and may express to you in a judgmental manner, ‘You are a selfish individual.’ And they may intend it to be a negative statement in association with their guidelines. But in your own confidence and comfort with your own perception, not questioning it, not being threatened, you may receive that statement and be complimented, and may even express ‘thank you,’ for your perception will be expressing, ‘This is a validation. I am paying attention to myself; I am expressing my own empowerment.’ Therefore, this is a compliment, even if it was not meant to be one.
It is not a matter of gaining your acceptance or changing your perception through the offering or the gift of any expression outside of yourself. It is the recognition of your own validity and that your perception is valid, regardless of what any other individual’s perception is. Each of your perceptions are valid, and each one of you is unique and different. Therefore, you all incorporate differences in perception in degrees, but none of them are invalid. All of them are real, and all of them are valid. Yes?
PRINCE: Elias, in a past transcript you briefly mentioned that our visual sense is very strongly influencing of perception and altering perception. Did you mean that what we look at physically can influence the way we perceive things and can influence changing our perception?
ELIAS: Yes. You generally rely upon your visual sense the most strongly, more so than your other senses, your other outer senses. This is a natural action that you incorporate. Your visual sense can be very influencing of your perception.
For, let us incorporate an example, one that may be disturbing. Let us say that you encounter another individual that is engaging in a behavior of being neglectful to a creature.
Now; you visually see the individual being neglectful. Perhaps the individual is withholding nutrition from the creature. You view this scenario visually, and you process information. In that, you process the information in association with your guidelines, which governs your behavior and what YOU would do. You immediately generate an association that what the other individual is doing is wrong: you disagree, you dislike what the other individual is doing, and you react in some manner, for what they are doing is wrong.
Now; you may encounter another individual that is actually doing the same action. You visually see them doing the same action, but you visually see the other individual in a different scenario, such as perhaps you encounter an individual that you term to be homeless upon your street. This individual also may be doing the same action of withholding nutrition from the creature, but you process that visual information differently, for although they are doing the same action, you may notice that the individual that is homeless interacts with the creature with compassion.
Regardless that they are doing the same action, you process that information visually differently, and your response or your reaction will be different. For although you may continue to express that you disagree and that the individual is withholding food from the creature, you now incorporate a different perception. For in some situations, you will be more accepting of that in accordance with the conditions and whether the individual in your perception incorporates adequate means to provide for the creature. If, in your perception, they do not, you will be more inclined to excuse the same behavior that you would not excuse in the other individual.
Therefore, your vision has offered you information and a communication that you process in different manners dependent upon what you see. In both scenarios, you may not actually interact with the other individual. You may merely see what is occurring, and you will generate evaluations in relation to what you see.
Your vision also can influence you in perception, for you may not necessarily see entireties of scenarios. Therefore, if you see pieces of scenarios, you will process that information and generate an evaluation which may be quite different from what is actually occurring in a particular scenario – but you will generate an association in relation to what you see. In many situations, what you see, you may generate an evaluation that it is unacceptable or it is wrong what the other individual is doing. But you may not be seeing all that the other individual is doing, and therefore not incorporate complete information. Therefore, your evaluation may not be accurate, and you may present yourself with additional information subsequently and recognize that you were generating an inaccurate evaluation of what actually occurred. Your vision can be very influencing, more so than any of your other senses.
PRINCE: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.
STEVE: Elias, since nobody has their hand up, can I sneak one follow-up in? (Elias nods) I’ve got a little unsettled feeling still. If I would have asked you how do we alter our perception, and I didn’t give you an example to work with and I told you I didn’t want you to work with an example, I want you to state the principal, in principal how do we alter our perception, how would you have answered that?
ELIAS: In the same manner that I did.
STEVE: You mean this is going to apply across the board?
ELIAS: If you want to alter your perception, it is a matter of noticing what you want to alter and evaluating what in that perception presents a threat.
STEVE: Is it always a threat?
ELIAS: Generally, you do not want to alter your perception if you view it to be pleasant. If you like your perception, generally speaking you do not want to change it. You want to change your perception when you do NOT like what you are perceiving. Therefore, if it is that you want to change your perception for you dislike what your perception is or you are uncomfortable with your perception or incorporating the perception that you have generates some discomfort, there is an element of threat.
STEVE: What if you identify the threat and then ask ‘is it valid’ – you’re assuming that it isn’t – a lot of threats are valid...
ELIAS: At times they are.
STEVE: If I get angry and cause a lot of hell, that hell is valid.
ELIAS: It is real; it is not necessarily valid.
STEVE: What’s ‘valid’ mean?
ELIAS: What is DIRECTLY affecting you now. You can become very angry that there are violent expressions in the world, and you can express that anger quite intensely. It is very real. Is it valid? Is it occurring to you? Is it affecting directly of you in the moment? Likely not.
STEVE: Well, if somebody shoots me because I got angry with them, it could pretty well affect me.
ELIAS: But if you are generating anger in relation to a subject or a concept or even another individual’s behavior, generally speaking many times what other individuals are doing is not directly affecting of you.
ELIAS: For they are not personally doing to YOU.
STEVE: What if it’s internal? What if you want to stop something that you’re doing to yourself? We create our own reality, so that rules out the example I gave of another person being involved. But it’s very valid if you have a self-destructive tendency, say, and you get destroyed.
ELIAS: It remains the same: what is the threat?
STEVE: The threat is, like I’ve got this problem that if I think about a certain thing in my consciousness, it barks, it snaps back and causes me symptoms of disease, actually, so that’s a very valid threat. I can’t just say that’s invalid. It is not invalid. It hurts.
ELIAS: It is real, but what is the threat?
STEVE: That if I think about it, it will do it again.
ELIAS: And you incorporate the choice to engage it or not.
STEVE: This seems to have its own independent mind on this matter.
ELIAS: That, it does not. That is the threat, that there is some manifestation that is not you that incorporates the power to control, and that is incorrect. Therefore, the threat is that you do not create all of your reality, that there are elements that create some of your reality for you.
STEVE: So I’ve got to link up with this thing and think of it as part of me. (Elias nods)
ELIAS: ... Yes?
ROBERT: Hi, Elias. I wanted to talk more about your definition of being (inaudible) because I found it really helpful when you distinguished it from not necessarily being happy. The word that came to my mind was ‘authentic,’ when my experience seems authentic and when it doesn’t. The question I wanted to ask was as I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed that sometimes I’ve perceived things, thinking they would make me happy and then they didn’t, and then found that other things that I thought would not make me happy actually being much more lasting. But I still feel like I’m at a stage where I’m watching myself engage in behaviors which I know are not going to make me happy and yet I continue to engage in the behavior. It’s as if I’m outside of myself watching myself make a choice I don’t want to make. If there’s behaviors we’re engaging in that we feel are not authentic, how can we accelerate the process of moving away from those behaviors or changing those behaviors?
ELIAS: By examining your motivation, paying attention to what you are doing, and examining what motivates you to do what you are doing, and once again, in similar manner to my response (gestures to Steve), evaluating what is the threat. What is the apprehension? If you do not engage what you are engaging, what will occur? You already know what will occur if you do engage.
This is an interesting point in relation to worry. You know what you create when you worry. You know you do not accomplish avoiding what you are worrying about. You know that worrying does not solve or fix what is distressing you, but you do it anyway. If you can inquire of yourself what do you associate will occur if you do not worry – you already know that the worry does not accomplish – what will occur if you do not worry? What is your association with what will occur if you do not worry? Is that to say that you are bad, for you are not worrying, or is this to say that you are not concerned for you are not worrying? Are you insensitive, for you are not worrying? Are you any of those expressions? Perhaps not. Once again, the evaluation of not what is real, but what is valid and what is not. Those are real associations, but are they valid? Are you insensitive? Are you bad? Likely not.
ROBERT: What if the behaviors give you momentary pleasure, like you’re eating food that gives you immediate pleasure but you know it will later make you feel unhealthy or...? You know this consciously, and you keep over and over getting the immediate pleasure instead of the longer term satisfaction of...
ELIAS: And what is the source of the immediate pleasure? What motivates that immediate pleasure, which is the same question as previously. What is the motivation for the behavior, what is the motivation for the choice? In that, is it genuine pleasure or is it another expression that you are labeling as immediate pleasure? What motivates that? If you know, if you are aware that this is an action that you generate that genuinely is not comfortable, the pleasure is a camouflage. Therefore, it is not to say that it is not real in the moment, but it is a camouflage, therefore it is not valid. Therefore, it is important or significant to view what the motivation is.
ROBERT: And the fact that it’s not valid is born out by the fact that the pleasure stops and is replaced with something...
ELIAS: That you know that this consistently occurs, that you know you are engaging in a behavior that you consistently recognize you are uncomfortable with. Therefore, there is an element in that that the motivation is questionable. It is not genuine; it is being camouflaged.
DREW: Maybe the pleasure is real and the guilt later is what’s invalid.
ELIAS: The pleasure is real.
DREW: Maybe the pleasure is valid and the guilt or the discomfort later is what’s invalid.
ELIAS: That can be possible also.
DREW: ‘I shouldn’t have...’
ELIAS: That can be possible also. It is a matter of evaluating what the motivation is, what you are doing and what associations you are generating. You are quite correct. An individual can be engaging an action that is genuinely pleasurable and valid, and discounting themselves subsequently, which would also be associated with what is the threat.
You can be consuming a food that is quite pleasurable and can be engaging a valid action that is valid to your preference, and subsequently experience guilt or discomfort. In that, it may be that there is the threat that you should not engage that action for it may be destructive to your body consciousness, or it may create different expressions of your body consciousness that you may not like. Is that valid? Is it doing that? You may make an association that if I indulge in consuming this particular food, I will gain weight, I will not incorporate the appearance that I want. Is that valid? Is that what is occurring now?
Therefore, yes, you are correct. It can move in either direction. But what is the common denominator is ‘what is the threat?’ What are you apprehensive of? What are you anticipating that is not occurring now?
ROBERT: What if you analyze that and the answer you come up with is the threat that I will be a better person than I think I’m supposed to be, or that self-satisfaction isn’t something I can calibrate back to my... I’m a six not a ten, and since I’ve done a bunch of eight things this week, I’d better do some three or four things to bring myself back...
ELIAS: That would be interesting to evaluate, would it not? For what would express to you that you cannot be a one hundred? What is it that suggests to you that you are not worthy of being all that you want to be, or that it is not your right to be all that you want to be and to expand to the fullest that you possibly can in your focus? It is your right, and it is your value, and there is no reason that any of you should devalue yourselves to any degree to limit yourselves from any direction that you want to accomplish. It is not bad or wrong to have it all.
ROBERT: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are very welcome, my friend. Yes?
GEORGE D: Elias, doesn’t all this happen because of one’s belief systems?
ELIAS: Your belief systems filter every action, every expression. In this, there is no action that you incorporate within this physical reality that is not filtered through your beliefs. But in this, what is the snare is that you generate an association that your beliefs are bad. Your beliefs are not bad. They can be limiting when you oppose them. But if you are not opposing them, they can be very liberating and very empowering, and allow you to accomplish whatever you want to accomplish. I encourage all of you to befriend your beliefs and to empower yourselves, that you ARE great and powerful beings.
We have expressed a sharing of what you have accomplished in association with the wave addressing to perception, and that is no small feat. That was an intense wave, not long expressed but intense, and you have all accomplished considerably in association with it. In your terms, although I would not interpret the term ‘growth’ but you do, in that I would express that you have all grown tremendously in that wave and have become much more aware of yourselves, and perhaps are beginning to glimmer what you can accomplish, even if you have not yet.
Although, I will also express that perception can be tricky at times, for you do accomplish and you express to yourselves that you have not, for you do not credit yourselves with what you have accomplished. You express you have not generated enough money, but you have generated money. You express you have not generated enough in relationships, but you have accomplished in relationships.
Whatever the subject is, even if it is an expression that you would view as small as acknowledging in a time framework of distress or despair ‘I expressed one hour in which I was not despairing,’ or in a time framework of illness, ‘I expressed some moments in which I did not feel ill,’ but you generalize and you overview. You express, ‘I do not incorporate enough money,’ or ‘I do not incorporate ANY money,’ and that is the generalization that you express in every moment, in every day – whether in one moment you are generating money, that is invalidated. Or when you are expressing illness or depression, you are ALWAYS for a time framework ill or depressed – there are no moments in which are you not, but there are. But you do not acknowledge them. You do not notice. And even if you do notice, you do not acknowledge, and that is not to your credit. Perhaps it will be of great benefit to you in this wave to pay attention to what you are doing and what you ARE accomplishing, regardless of how small you assess it to be.” [session 2482, April 04, 2008]
(1) Paul’s note: a reference to the concept of consciousness units (CUs) introduced by Seth/Jane Roberts in The “Unknown” Reality, (1977), Vol. 1, session 682, February 13, 1974. According to Seth, the essential inner vitality of all conscousness – All-That-Is – is formed from these inner “units.” They form the foundation for all physical and non-physical domains.
According to classical Newtonian physics, the universe is perceived as a closed, finite, machine that can be broken down into parts like molecules and atoms. Quantum mechanics, a 20th century branch of physics, has essentially thrown out this model discovering that there is a “hidden” or nonlocal domain from which all matter and energy spring. Thus our physical universe is no longer understood to be a closed system, but intersecting and exchanging energy with countless probable/alternate dimensions.
Elias modified his use of the term from “units” to “links” to reflect the open system nature of our physical dimension.
(2) Paul’s note: Elias refers to one of the three basic inner senses – conceptualization – to further understand this BIG concept.
(3) Paul’s note: Seth/Jane Roberts’ term for expressing the concept of God as an action of eternal becoming, inseparable from and contained within Everything, incomprehensible in Its Totality.
This information was first introduced in The Seth Material, Chapter 18, The God Concept – The Creation – The Three Christs, (1970), sessions #426-428, (no date given.)
Elias initially used the term “Creating Universal One And Whole” to describe the same Reality. This was subsequently replaced by “all of consciousness.”
Digests: find out more about Seth/Jane Roberts.
(4) Vic’s note: this is in reference to the “alien creature” that Mary and I created one day for a short time. In that moment, this creature was real. We can both vouch for that. However, in our officially accepted reality, it was a large plastic spoon!
(5) Paul’s note: a foxtail is the name for a seed pod found in a type of wild grass that grows in high desert regions of the Western United States. The grass can grow upwards of two feet tall. The seed pods are one to three inches long, fanning outward from the stem, hence the name foxtail. They contain numerous small barbs on the seed covers. So when a person or animal walks by them, they tend to attach themselves to skin and/or clothing. If a foxtail gets imbedded under the skin, the barbs make it impossible to pull out. The only way to remove it is to push it through. One can imagine the painful potentials.
(6) Vic’s note: the new game is what is commonly termed a past-life regression, but what we call a TFE – trans-focal encounter. We’ve been facilitating each other in TFE’s for a few years now. No, we have no training, and yes, it works anyway! Our basic “method” is for the facilitator to talk the subject through a general body-relaxation process. Then we encourage the subject to connect with whatever aspect of themselves they choose, and if they allow themselves to do this, we ask questions about their experience. The operative word is “allow.” Quite often the subject feels as if they are “making it up,” which they are not, according to the dead guy!
Digests: find out more about the new game (TFEs).
(7) Paul’s note: Elias plays a game with forum participants, in which they try and connect their impressions of various categories of objects, people, even concepts to the nine essence families. The goal is to learn how to recognize the working together of our intuitions and our intellect through our impressions.
In each public session, participants can offer their impressions and Elias usually responds with an answer of one point, acceptable, or less probable. Included in the game is a category of tiles that Elias says are to be found in the city that we are presently beginning to build.
(8) Paul’s note: Mary’s clouds
(9) Paul’s note: this is an interesting example of how we create in the moment and also alter the past from the moment point. Elias refers to a phone conversation that Vic and Mary had about getting together with their friend Cathy, before she left on an animal-trainer gig in Vienna, Austria. Mary had no memory of the conversation ever occuring.
(10) Vic’s note: Elias often refers to the essence of Paul (Patel) as “my dear friend.” Paul (Patel) was introduced by Elias as an essence that had much relevant information to deliver, and would most likely, deliver it through Ron via “automatic writing.” Patel is the essence name and Paul is a focus of Patel’s that Ron connect’s with very strongly. Hence, we often use both names to describe this essence. Elias occasionally uses only the name Paul or Patel but they refer to the same essence. Ron began this energy exchange on June 10, 1996.
For the most part, Paul (Patel) delivers information that is similar to the information that Elias delivers. However, it seems to be of a more personal nature than the information offered by Elias. Most of the exchanges are either in response to specific questions asked, or are a complement to the concepts presented in the information offered by Elias.
Digests: find out more about Paul (Patel).
(11) Paul’s note: Mary’s TFE
(12) Paul’s note: a reference to the “straight little sapling” allegory that Elias often refers to when he discusses our need to trust, accept, take full responsibility for only ourselves.
Digests: find out more about the sapling story.
(13) Paul’s note: the clarity exercise is a tool that sharpens the physical senses by enhancing our ability to concentrate, observe, and focus in the present moment. While fine-tuning the five physical senses, its purpose is also to maintain the clarity of focus in altered states and projections of consciousness.
Exercises: find out more about the clarity exercise.
(14) Paul’s note: Elias uses the analogy of birds in a cage to represent the relationship between individual beliefs and belief systems.
(15) Paul’s note: Elias uses the metaphor of a cat playing with a dead mouse to represent our endless fascination with creating and experiencing conflict, fear, and trauma.
(16) Paul’s note: Vicki refers to an Elias exercise that deals with more efficient ways to use our energy fields – allowing energy to penetrate or be buffered according to our choices. After all, we do create our own reality.
(17) Paul’s note: the no conflict exercise is Elias’ version of the path of least resistance. In other words, if what you are doing is creating conflict, then stop doing it. Seems simple enough.
Exercises: find out more about the no conflict game.
(18) Vic’s note: I have changed one word in the following sentence: “It is acceptable for you to be accepting in certain situations.” It was originally stated, “It is acceptable for you to be acceptable in certain situations.”
(19) Paul’s note: this excerpt is from a private session between Elias and I. We were discussing some of the challenges that people face when they have intimate relationships with partners holding a different orientation. According to Elias my wife, Joanne, holds a different orientation (soft) than I do (common).
(20) Paul’s note: Michael refers to the date given by Seth in Seth Speaks (1972) by Jane Roberts for the "return" and influence of a messiah-figure. For more information, see chapter 21, The Meaning of Religion.
Though Elias has never stated an actual year, he has repeatedly stated that the shift in consciousness will be completely by the end of the third quarter of the twenty-first century. Technically, that’s 2074, close enough for jazz as the saying goes, but who’s counting in literal terms?
(22) Bobbi’s note: forum participant Joe (Holden) has been interested for some time in the concept of manifesting an apple in the palm of his hand. The first mention of this occurs in Session 423, July 14, 1999, and is an on-going topic in many of Joe’s (Holden’s) later transcripts.
(23) Bobbi’s note: “Schnucki-putzi” can be translated as “sweetheart little one”.
Digests – see also: | absolutes | accepting self | attention (doing and choosing) | avenues of communication | becoming | being in the now | belief systems; an overview | bleed-through | blinking in and out | camouflage | choices/agreements | creature consciousness | Creating Universal One And Whole/all of consciousness | counterparts; indivdual | cycle of manifestation | desires/wants | dimension | distortion | duplicity | effortlessness | energy centers (body) | energy fields | essence; an overview (Vold) | essence families; an overview | facets of essence | fear | focus of essence; an overview | fragmentation | geysers | imagination | imagery | impressions | impulses | information | intents | inner senses; an overview | inner senses; empathic | manifestation | mass events | mirror action | noticing self | objective/subjective awareness | officially accepted reality | engaging periphery | personal invalidation | pools of consciousness | probabilities | relationships | remembrance of essence | science | separation | sexuality and emotion | sexuality; gender, orientation, and preference | shift in consciousness | simultaneous time | Source Events | time frameworks | trauma of the shift in consciousness | trusting self | truth | unofficial information | waking state/dream state | waves in consciousness | widening awareness | you create your reality |
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