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Sunday, July 17, 2005

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“Influence of Other Focuses”

Participants: Mary (Michael) and Howard (Erlicht).

(Elias’ arrival time is 21 seconds.)

ELIAS: Good morning!

HOWARD: Good morning and greetings, Elias.

ELIAS: To you, also.

HOWARD: Thank you. My focus is called Howard. This being the first opportunity I’d had to speak with a dead one, I would like to do a few verifications. I read Seth for a quarter of a century, then I did some Abraham and went through Abraham’s process of what they call opening a channel, by allowing my inner self to equalize vibrations. I believe I accomplished that, whatever it was, but I’m not sure that I managed to make decent use of such channel. I’ve been hoping to be able to be more aware of my essence to hopefully gain and establish some kind of communication. I think I’m starting to get it on the edges in my dreaming. I’d like to talk to my essence as big brother. That is what I prefer.

When I was wondering what my essence name is, I came up with the name Erlicht. I don’t know. Is that good, bad?

ELIAS: Correct.

HOWARD: I studied over the families. Right now, I couldn’t tell you which family had which characteristics. But at the time I was looking them over, it seemed that I was Milumet, aligned with Sumafi? (Elias nods)

Following the bleed-through traits that I have in this focus that I really don’t have a good excuse for, one of the them is that I like to cook one-pot meals; I enjoy campfires and cooking breakfasts. I followed that pattern back and came to lady who I think her name is Marta. I think her timeframe is maybe 100 to 150 years in the past from now. (Elias nods) I think her mother died giving birth to the third son. I think Marta has one older brother and two younger, and she took over basically playing mother to the brood. (Elias nods) On cattle drives, she would run the chuck wagon. So it’s from her that I cook one-pot meals – I love to do that – and breakfast, and I enjoy campfires. I have the impression that she is a buxom woman, well fed and well endowed and a bit fascinated and confused with her over abundance. (Elias continues nodding) I think I get some bleed-through because I find myself fascinated with ladies, especially the ones that are a bit more top heavy. I don’t know if that is where I am getting that fascination or somewhere else.

ELIAS: Partially.

HOWARD: Partially?

ELIAS: Yes. Let me express to you that you generate certain qualities or experiences in your focus, such as preferences or lack of preferences, and in that, you draw to you other focuses that share similarities in experience or qualities. Therefore, whatever your direction is in this focus, that shall be what you [draw to] yourself in relating to other focuses more readily.

You can investigate many different focuses and benefit yourself from many different qualities or experiences that other focuses are engaging. But you easily and somewhat automatically draw other focuses to your awareness that generate similarities with your energy and with your experiences. That enhances your experience. It does not create it, but it enhances it and generates more of an obviousness with it. Those focuses, generally speaking, either bleed-through easily or they are quite easily accessed by you.

HOWARD: Koga, a native drummer boy, I get the impression some three, four hundred years ago, Africa. He was crippled and established his viability in the clan by being the communicator – beating on drums, communicating with other people. I think he desired to be big and strong and healthy, and that has been some part of the impetuous that has caused me to balloon up to my current size. I think that’s part of the thread. From Koga I got a love of drums. He likes to communicate, he likes to be articulate and accurate, and I try that very much. (Elias nods in agreement throughout) So Koga is valid?

ELIAS: Yes, quite.

HOWARD: I never picked up a name for a life I lived, that I am living – I understand simultaneous time – as a male slave in Virginia. In that life, my now wife was a slave servant girl to the ladies. It was from that life she has developed her desire for wearing her hair up high and for long gowns.

ELIAS: Yes, that is influencing.

HOWARD: I’m not sure just how I got into trouble. I think I cast my attention on the ladies of the house or something. I did something wrong in that life and got a whipping by the, not performed by but directed by the then overseer, who is now my adopted son, my oldest son, Garret?


HOWARD: He was the overseer in that one.


HOWARD: I think I died from infection as a result from that beating.

ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.

HOWARD: I got the impression that that plantation was on the western shore of a north-south river, because waking up in the morning washing the face, I’m looking at the sun raising across the river. (Elias nods) They fed us on shingles, shake shingles, flat pieces of wood – put the food on it. If we were bad, they put the shingles on the ground. You ate on the ground instead of on a trestle board. And if you were really bad, they just threw the food on the ground. (Elias nods) That correlates?

ELIAS: Yes, you are correct. I am acknowledging of you in your accuracy.

HOWARD: Another life, it’s vaguer, it seems in feudal Japan. I was like a lieutenant to a minor samurai. From that life, I gained an appreciation for sharp knives and cutlery instruments. (Elias nods) I don’t know much more about that particular life. The name wouldn’t mean anything to me. At least the impressions are carrying through.

ELIAS: There’s also an element of appreciation for some element of discipline but also an appreciation for form.

HOWARD: Yes, that makes sense. Also, I enjoy the oriental food. I think that is a result of that life.

There’s a man at work. He has the presentment of a ruffled sea captain. His name is George T. I have the impression that I served on a whaling ship with him.


HOWARD: He was the captain of that ship, and it seems to me that I fell overboard and he actually saved me.

ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.

HOWARD: Can you set when that was approximately from now?

ELIAS: Early seventeen hundreds.

HOWARD: Can you give me his essence name? (Pause)

ELIAS: Barteele (bar TEEL).



HOWARD: How many focuses does Erlicht have in this timeframe?

ELIAS: Presently?

HOWARD: Presently, thank you.


HOWARD: And how many focuses in physical reality? (Pause)

ELIAS: Eleven hundred twenty-two.

HOWARD: A bit more aggressive than the average. (Elias chuckles) At least from what I have read.

ELIAS: Or curious – or adventurous. (Elias chuckles)

HOWARD: When I was a boy in grade school, six, seven, I was bigger than the other kids. The bigger kids – obviously, I was bringing that to me – they picked on me, or I felt picked on, and I raged. I wanted them to leave me alone. I wanted to be left alone to do my thing. I was furious one day and I swore, “I’m gonna grow big and come back and beat you up.” I know there was a tremendous amount of energy in that desire. Is that the primary thing that has driven me to continue to grow large, or is that simply an excuse that I’m using?

ELIAS: Not an excuse, no, but it is a motivation.

HOWARD: So between Koga and my earlier self...

ELIAS: Yes, and also an association that mass equals strength.

HOWARD: Well, it can equal strength, but I know a big tree can be chopped down by a small chain saw.

ELIAS: Correct.

HOWARD: And I understand that to small people that understand fighting, I’m just a piece of wood that can be knocked out of the way.

ELIAS: Correct. But there is also an association, which is not bad, that mass can produce strength, which is also somewhat associated with the focus that you have mentioned, and other focuses that are somewhat similar, concerning the whaling ship and the appreciation for the strength of the ship in its mass and its solidity. You also incorporate other focuses in which you sail incorporating large ships, and in those focuses, you also incorporate an appreciation for mass of the boat and its strength. Therefore, there are different associations in different focuses that you incorporate which experience a similar association in an appreciation of that – not in a discounting of it but in an actual appreciation.

You also incorporate another focus in northern area, quite northern, of a male individual who also incorporates considerable size and hunts polar bears.

HOWARD: Siberia?

ELIAS: Other continent. In that focus, that individual incorporates an appreciation of himself and his size and his strength but also incorporates a tremendous appreciation for the bears and their size and their strength, and incorporates his hunting of them in what you would term to be respect as a challenge of matching two strengths of mass.

HOWARD: Yes, I can see that.

ELIAS: Let me also express one other element to you, my friend, in association with this subject. For, there is an element that you also generate in association with in this focus which is expressed in several other focuses also – one being that focus of the whaling ship.

The individual of that focus incorporates a tremendous appreciation for mass and power, but also, conversely to his employment and what he does, he also incorporates a tremendous appreciation for the gentleness that can be expressed by some manifestation that incorporates considerable mass, that being appreciation of the creatures that he slaughters. Generating not necessarily in conflict in what he does, but creating a type of paradox in his experience, for he incorporates a genuine appreciation for the mass of the creatures and his perception of how they glide and how they express a chosen gentleness. That same mass that he appreciates as an expression of strength and solidity also can translate as a facilitator for the choice to be expressing gentleness. And you also incorporate those qualities in this focus.


I believe that I conceptualize quite well. But conceptualizing and then utilizing it, I find that is my weak link at this stage of the game. We’ll return to that, I think.

I have a desire to live to see the year 2075. The Shift is utterly fascinating to me. We’ll probably return to that.

ELIAS: Let me express to you, you do not necessarily have to incorporate age to that time framework to experience the accomplishment of this shift. You can generate that reality prior to that time framework, and some individuals shall.

HOWARD: The Shift, then, from individual standpoints, it’s not going to be everyone at the same time. Individuals will reach a certain potential and the blinders will fall away.

ELIAS: Yes, and more individuals then that widen their awareness, the more that ripples out and generates the completion of this shift.

HOWARD: Starting an avalanche, so to speak.

ELIAS: Yes, in a manner of speaking. This is the reason I did not offer a specific date. I expressed approximately that time framework, for it is a matter of the individuals generating that. Some individuals shall generate it sooner.

HOWARD: We have some of your people who have already removed their blinders for the most part, have we not?

ELIAS: Somewhat. Not entirely.

HOWARD: There’s more to be done.

ELIAS: Yes. Somewhat, and are generating significant movement and significant shifting. But it is not a matter of a mass event. It is a matter of each individual shifting and widening their awareness and generating a new perception that creates an actual new reality.

Now; in some capacities, there are individuals that are already shifting to a point in which the established structures in some capacities, not entirely, have already been shifted in their perception to no longer incorporate the structure that they are and no longer incorporate a meaning with them. For example, there are some individuals that have shifted enough that their perception is now creating their reality in which the structures of governments are no longer in play. The structures of governments ARE in play in the perception of most individuals, but there are some individuals that have altered their perception enough that the structure of governments no longer applies within their reality.

HOWARD: I’m sitting here nodding yes; I can understand how that can happen. It’ll be a very interesting world. (Elias chuckles).

I’m wondering if I no longer wish to retain this mass. It has served its purpose. It’s no longer required, I don’t think. But I think in order to do that, I need to become more flexible emotionally and more open to possibilities. I’m thinking that I’m very close to turning the corner on this. I’m thinking there is some hinge-pin. I’m casting about, wondering if it’s the concept of flexibility or something that would be... I’m looking for you to point to maybe a blind spot that I have or something that...

ELIAS: It is not necessarily a blind spot. There are elements that you already know and that you are already somewhat addressing to. But this also would be a significant action of shifting perception in association with balance, balance and flexibility, and not categorizing but allowing yourself to generate a genuine mergence of yourself.

In a manner of speaking, you have compartmentalized yourself. You generate an association with mass in relation to strength and power, but you also compartmentalize other aspects of yourself in gentleness and in supportiveness and acceptance and compassion. Remember, compassion is not pity; it is understanding.

In this, all of these qualities or associations that you incorporate with yourself are all aspects of yourself, but you have compartmentalized each of them. Therefore, they become separated, and there are different associations with each one. Many of them are compartmentalized in a manner that does not associate with physical – but it does.

In merging all of these aspects of yourself to generate a balance, you may merge all of that in association with your body consciousness, recognizing that your body consciousness is also not separated from you, it is you, and it is an element of you that you direct in specific manners to generate specific manifestations with an association of what you value.

Now; in generating this mergence of all of these qualities and allowing yourself that flexibility, yes, more so be expressing a balance and harmony of all of these qualities of yourself, that they are all equal in strength. No one is stronger than the other. They are all equal in value and they are all equal in strength and power.

Therefore, it is not necessary to generate the persona or the physical projection of one that has appeared previously as the strongest but is no longer the strongest. All of these qualities are equal in strength in your expression of them. Therefore, the one of the power of mass is no longer the strongest expression. It is no longer the most powerful. Therefore, it is not necessary to generate the persona of that one, for the others are equally as strong now. Previously they were not, but now they have become equally as strong, and therefore, the persona can change.

HOWARD: Practicing envisioning what I want? Seeing myself as improving in my appreciation of others, my compassionate understanding of others, my compassionate understanding of myself and appreciation of myself...


HOWARD: ...should relieve the pressures that have driven me so far, and the body coconsciousness will return to a normal situation? I amazed myself yesterday, I went right through lunch and didn’t dine. And gee, I suffered no ill whatsoever. Before, I think my body would have sniveled at me seriously. But I think things are beginning to change. There’s movement...

ELIAS: Yes, and it is a matter of trusting yourself and allowing yourself, and in that, not opposing what you have created to this point but acknowledging and appreciating the efficiency of what you have created and what motivated that, appreciating the success and the beauty of that.

HOWARD: Beauty isn’t a word that I used to think very much in terms with myself. I’m starting to see bits and pieces of that in my thinking.

ELIAS: That is significant, for that allows you a genuine appreciation, that you may view the actual physical beauty of what you have created in this structure of mass, and its sleekness and smoothness and its strength and its power. In the appreciation of that, you do not oppose what you have created and you allow yourself to move to new adventures, new creative expressions, alterations. It becomes a game, an experiment rather than a chore. In that experiment and that game, you can playfully surprise yourself and amaze yourself at the new expressions that you are generating in manipulation of form, which also reinforces that element of power being expressed in a different manner – not necessary by mass but by manipulation of energy and how powerfully you can accomplish that.

I may express to you, my friend, in quite genuineness, receive from myself my appreciation as an inspiration and as a supportiveness to you of my recognition of your actual physical beauty.

HOWARD: That’s very nice and generous. Thank you.

ELIAS: You are welcome.

HOWARD: Validation question: I think I’m intermediate.


HOWARD: I’m getting an essence color of lavender. Or is that a focus color? No, the focus I think is brown.

ELIAS: Correct.

HOWARD: The brown is like an in-between, rather a light brown.


HOWARD: Erlicht has a purplish, almost a lavender.


HOWARD: I haven’t trusted my impressions. Your validations will allow me to flow and trust myself more.

ELIAS: I am understanding. I may express to you, this lavender would more be lilac.

HOWARD: A bit lighter than I had imagined, with a slightly more bluish address to it.

ELIAS: Yes, but it is a purple.

HOWARD: Or one of its cousins. (Elias laughs) I have lived how many focuses with my now wife? (Pause)

ELIAS: Eighty-two.

HOWARD: Oh my goodness! I hadn’t imagined that it would be so many.

Before I met Aldean, my wife now, I went with a lady, Ellen, a tall rather emotional girl, fun. It didn’t work out. One day, after we were married, Aldean and I were traveling and we stopped at a restaurant, a grocery store actually. I went inside and I saw a person that I would have swore was Ellen. She was identical, but seemed over-dressed for the job that she was doing at the time, a twin, though she had none. I created this as a desire to see her again?

ELIAS: No, it is another focus.

HOWARD: Not of my creating, but why the strong resemblance? Is it the same focus?

ELIAS: It another focus of that individual.

HOWARD: So that essence has two focuses that are very similar in appearance?

ELIAS: Yes. This is not uncommon.

HOWARD: There is another Howard or somebody very much like me running around somewhere in the nuclear industry.

ELIAS: This is not uncommon. Essences generate preferences to form and appearance, and in that may express MANY focuses that generate very similar appearances.

HOWARD: They find one blueprint they like and they just use it over and over again with a different twist or make up to it.

ELIAS: Many times.

HOWARD: The life in which I was with the sea captain, the national heritage, was it Japanese at the time? On the whalers?


HOWARD: Norse?

ELIAS: Norwegian. But you do incorporate another focus which is a Japanese whaler.

HOWARD: That doesn’t surprise me.

I was hoping I had time to address this. I envision this focus as being the lead of a pencil, the pencil being my essence and the lead creates... Let me stop that thought and set it aside.

A focus has the ability to handle so many threads or thought patterns or collective beliefs, say, within a limiting sphere of capabilities, shall we say. Different focuses may have slightly different abilities to carry information. If a person spends their time focusing on less than appreciative situations – lack, illness, mishaps, problems – the universe continues to draw that to you and fills up that focus area until there’s no room for good things anymore, until the person makes a conscious decision or gets bored with all of this icky stuff and turns their attention to look somewhere else. Then they start finding something they enjoy doing, and that draws in more, and the things they don’t appreciate, there’s no more room. If you fill your world up with good things, with happiness, with joy, with appreciation, when you fill up your finite area, there isn’t room for the other things that you really don’t have time for. Is that analogy simply an analogy, or is it a useful representation of focus capacities and the information and material that they deal with? Or are they two different questions?

ELIAS: No, it is an adequate question, and I am understanding what you are associating with. Let me express to you, the focus, any focus, has unlimited capacity. There is no containment, and it is not a matter of filling a containment with a particular type of experience, for there is no containment. You are unlimited, literally. And your energy is unlimited, also. It is a matter of “do not discount yourself.”

HOWARD: “Do not discount yourself,” that was a reminder to recalibrate.

ELIAS: Very well.

HOWARD: I can accept that and I do not mean to discount. Thank you.

ELIAS: Very well, I am acknowledging.

In this, it is a matter of attention. It is a matter of value, also a matter of awareness, information, and there is an element of intent. Some individuals may choose, in association with their intent, to experience a focus in this physical reality that you would deem to be experiencing tremendous misery or conflict. It may be challenging or difficult for you to understand why this individual would not choose differently or why the individual would be choosing to experience such conflict or painfulness or misery or suffering. But in some situations, that may be associated with the individual’s intent, and therefore is expressing their value fulfillment. Not every individual focus that is manifest within this reality chooses to experience their exploration in happiness. But nonetheless, they are all choices.

Now; there are many individuals throughout your reality that generate conflict or experiences that they dislike or that are confusing to them or that are uncomfortable or painful. In this, they may not necessarily want to create those actions, those experiences, and they may actually want to change those experiences but be confused in how to alter those experiences. In that, they too also are generating value fulfillment. In those uncomfortable experiences, they are expressing value of those experiences. Whether they like them or not is not the point. They are valued, or they would not express them and chose them.

But as we discussed yesterday, many times individuals offer themselves information that they shall evaluate more clearly and be more motivated to evaluate in experiences that they do not understand or that are not comfortable with, for the discomfort motivates the automatic response to eliminate but it also motivates a response to attempt to understand. The initial automatic question that an individual presents to themselves in experiences that are undesirable or unwanted or uncomfortable is “why?” Why did I create this?

Now; as I have expressed previously with many individuals “why” is an inadequate question, for it is such a familiar question that you pose to yourselves that you do not answer it. It is rhetorical. But in genuinely generating evaluations of experiences that are unwanted or undesired or disliked, if the individual generates an evaluation of what they are actually doing and what they are actually presenting to themselves, they do offer themselves valuable information. They also offer themselves the experience of particular choices, but open their awareness to recognition that they do incorporate OTHER choices, that they can generate other choices. They may not initially know what those other choices are, but they begin to recognize that there are more choices than merely the black and white.

Also, there is another element that is involving the individual’s families that influences somewhat also. Some individuals generate repetition in their experiences. The essence families of Sumari and Sumafi incorporate this quality in different manners, but they each incorporate that quality of repetitiveness.

The Sumafi family incorporates that repetitiveness as a benefit to address to many different subjects but with very similar imagery. Therefore, the imagery becomes the background. The imagery is not the subject or the focus. It is what is creating the imagery that is addressed to. They do not distract themselves or confuse themselves more. Individuals that are belonging to or aligning with the Sumafi family generate considerable repetitiveness in their experiences but offering themselves different information. Their imagery may be similar for that allows them to not distract with the imagery but to concentrate upon what the subject is.

Sumaris incorporate repetitiveness somewhat differently, for they generate repetitiveness of subject but generate different imagery, somewhat of the reverse of the Sumafi. For they focus their attention more in relation to the imagery, what it is presenting to them and how many different manners one subject can be presented with different imagery.

Therefore, there are many factors that may be involved in scenarios with individuals concerning what they create and whether they create what you term to be positive experiences or negative experiences. The point is is that all of them are choices and that you are never locked into one direction. There is always the ability and the capacity to change your direction and your experiences in any moment. Regardless of what you choose, you can always choose otherwise and there is no limitation to your energy or to your capacity or ability to create and expand and experience. That is the point. Your consciousness is what you do. It is your natural movement.

HOWARD: Before I knew of Elias, I looked into and read the materials of Abraham. Abraham said no matter what the physical body, in twenty-four hours the body can turn around and regain full health. Do you agree that this is a simple fact? (Elias nods) A person has to be able to acknowledge and release their beliefs that put them in the box that they find themselves in?

ELIAS: In a manner of speaking. And yes, you do incorporate that capability. And I may express further, any individual incorporates the ability to create any manifestation physically and alter it within a moment and...

HOWARD: All you have to do is give up your belief in what is real and allow that to change.

ELIAS: ALL that you create is real.

HOWARD: Perhaps I should have used the word “permanent.” Nothing is necessarily permanent other than change.

ELIAS: Correct. The point is that you do not create in sequence. You create in the moment.

HOWARD: Oh my.

ELIAS: You create in the moment. You do not create sequences of events. The only reason that you incorporate this association and this belief that you do create in sequences of events is that as you associate with events in recall, you configure them into sequences of events – but as you actually generate them, you are not generating in sequences of events. This is the reason you are not aware of creating a sequence of events while you are doing it, for you are not. Every action that you incorporate incorporates its own outcome and is not necessarily associated with the previous action or with the subsequent action.

HOWARD: They stand on their own.

ELIAS: Correct. Therefore, you are generating choices and actions in every moment that produce their own outcome.

You may produce in one moment a dis-ease within your physical body consciousness, and in the next moment, you may choose not to be creating that and it shall not be created. In actuality, this occurs quite frequently and quite commonly with many individuals that are generating dis-ease. But they are aware only of the moments that they are creating it, and therefore, that is what they are paying attention to and it becomes an appearance of a continuation and a sequence. But in actuality, they maybe creating that dis-ease in many, many, many, many, many moments in one day, and they may stop creating that dis-ease for considerable moments also in that one day but recreate them subsequently.

This occurs quite frequently, in which individuals are fluctuating, but what they are paying attention to and what they are concentrating upon is the creation of it. They may get distracted and therefore are not creating it any longer, but subsequently, once moving beyond the distraction, reincorporate that concentration upon creating the dis-ease. Therefore, they continue to perpetuate it, and they continue to recreate it, and it becomes the stronger expression and therefore is created more often than the non-creation of it. Therefore, it appears to be an ongoing expression with no interruption.

HOWARD: The blinking on and off, and you are selectively choosing which blinks you collect together.


HOWARD: We’re near the end of the allotted time. My now wife and the older son and the younger son have been involved in how many life focuses together?

ELIAS: With those three?

HOWARD: Those three.

ELIAS: Sixty-one.

HOWARD: And with just the older son and the wife? Regardless of the other. (Pause)

ELIAS: One hundred twelve.

HOWARD: And the younger son and the wife? (Pause)

ELIAS: Forty-nine.

HOWARD: You have given me very much to consider. Thank you for all of your validations and your insight and advice, and I appreciate the time. I look forward future discussions with you.

ELIAS: And so shall I also, my friend. I express great appreciation to you and supportiveness. I shall be offering my energy to you in great encouragement in your new adventure in exploration of alteration and manipulation of energy.

HOWARD: I will be looking for your energy.

ELIAS: Very well.

HOWARD: Thank You.

ELIAS: You are very welcome. Until our next meeting, my friend, au revoir.

HOWARD: Au revoir.

Elias departs after 1 hour, 6 minutes.

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