Creating Universal One And Whole/all of consciousness
ELIAS: “Religions and cultures imaginatively create Gods in your own images, for your comfort. This helps you to feel less separation from your essence. God has never created man in its image. Physical manifestations always create God in their image, or their imagination. In cultures such as Indians or gypsies, which identify with Earth magic, these are closer to a true connection. There is no ‘middle man!’ There is no God creating nature, and creating man, and creating everything else, and man creating what he imagines, and nature creating what it imagines. This is incorrect. You have created all!” [session 20, July 09, 1995]
ELIAS: “When we speak in terms of God and Consciousness, this creates ‘feelings’ within you, for we incorporate words that you identify with within physical focus. For the most part, I attempt to move around terminology that you incorporate strong identification with, therefore not influencing your already existing belief systems. Unfortunately, you do not incorporate sufficient terms to be expressing of the All-Encompassing Consciousness. It is quite tedious to be expressing The Creating Universal One and Whole continuously! (Grinning) This very small word ‘god’ you understand, and it is efficient. I also express quite strongly that my explanation of this word is nothing of what you conceive it to be. It is quite different; but you have much experience previously with these issues. Therefore, they are affecting now.” [session 81, March 24, 1996]
ELIAS: “I shall state to you this evening another boat-rocking concept, in that there was no original God. There is no God, per se. There is what we have discussed previously as The Creating Universal One And Whole, which is named many different names by different essences and by different focuses. This term, as I have stated previously, is an action. This is not a being. In this, I wish you to understand that this action is all of consciousness. It is everything.
“You have been familiarized with the term All-That-Is. This also is correct in terminology, as to consciousness. There is no singularity of consciousness that may be separated out to be designated as God. Therefore, God did not create your planet, or you. You created you, and you also created your planet and your universe. If you wish to place the terminology of God upon any separate entity, you may apply this term to yourselves, for you are!” [session 138, December 08, 1996]
NORM: “According to some of the books that were written by Jane Roberts and Seth, The Universal One And Whole, or he called it All-That-Is, was contained energy that attempted to figure out how to create other essences. It was a very frustrating time or action for him, The Universal One And Whole, and he finally figured it out, and out of that came all essences that had the similarity and some of the attributes that he has. I was thinking that the containment of the cabbage heads was like that in The Universal One And Whole, before the original creation of all the essences. Does that work?”
ELIAS: “Within early explanations, within this forum also, was offered very simplistic explanations of the action of essence creation, so to speak. This followed similarly, briefly, very briefly, to this explanation of which you speak. This explanation of which you speak was offered within an acceptance in consciousness that would allow only that information. It is similar in kind to your story of creation within your bible, of your Adam and Eve. It is an illustration for your understanding. This was held to, as I have stated, very briefly within this forum also, but has been moved through and expanded, that you do not view All-That-Is or The Creating Universal One And Whole as an entity. It is not. It is an action. There was in actuality no specific creation of essence, for essence always has been, just as consciousness always has been. There is no containment. To liken consciousness to the cabbage is to be placing a containment around an entity. There is no entity. It is all.”
NORM: “Action is everything too. Action is the universal dimension.”
ELIAS: “Motion. Change. Movement.”
ELIAS: “All of these words within your language signify action, which is all of consciousness. There is no separation. There was no ‘one before another.’”
NORM: “And all action is recorded in energy, one way or the other? (Elias nods) And there’s an unlimited amount of energy available?”
ELIAS: “Absolutely. This is an absolute. This is a truth!” [session 141, December 22, 1996]
ELIAS: “Everything, every thing, underline three times, is composed of links of consciousness, for there is no existence that is not consciousness!” [session 152, February 09, 1997]
ELIAS: “There are elements of this information that I have presented to you this day that you shall find helpful and useful to you futurely, for you shall offer yourselves more of an understanding of what you are creating, and within the action of this shift, as you are accessing other areas of consciousness, you may find this helpful in your manipulation within energy also ... and remembering that energy is not a thing! It is a movement, a motion.
“In actuality, as I have expressed within the beginnings of our sessions, in expressing to you – within compliance of your very tightly held belief systems within that time period – of your concept of God or your Creating Universal One And Whole, and expressing to you that this is not an entity but an action ... which none of you held an understanding of! [You] were accepting of my statement but not understanding, and now we return to this concept within a further manner and I express to you the same concept, that this is not the situation of entities, but of action.
“All of consciousness is an action, not a thing. Therefore, it is motion ... without the thing creating motion! And YOU are motion, without the thing creating motion. You are action.
“... Now; this is not to say that all of what you create is not reality! It is NOT what you term to be an illusion. You physically, within physical form, are not an illusion! You are reality, and all that you create IS reality.
“Every expression of energy, every movement, is reality. It is a different expression and configuration of energy, of the motion, and in different combinations it is creating of different expressions of reality.” [session 333, October 19, 1998]
JO: “... so it doesn’t really matter, in redefining these terms, since many of them are symbols, if we use the term ‘All-That-Is’ as opposed to ‘The Creating Universal One and Whole’?”
ELIAS: “Correct. They are merely terms. They are offered in conjunction with the existing held belief systems in communication with individuals within this physical dimension that shall offer a beginning point, so to speak, in the allowance of information to be incorporated.
“This may be expanded upon as the individuals individually and en masse allow themselves objectively to be vulnerable and to be widening their awareness objectively, and therefore incorporating more information, and as you are widening your awareness, you DO incorporate more information objectively. You expand your incorporation of your definitions. Your redefining of terms is an expansion of terms which is allowed through your widening of awareness.” [session 530, December 29, 1999]
JOE: “Elias, in the books dictated by Seth, he talks of All-That-Is, and he talks of All-That-Is being, in his terms, a primal gestalt.
“Now, in the beginning ... and I know that’s a very, very relative term. In Seth’s books, he talks about All-That-Is basically giving up of himself – and I’m saying ‘him’ just in an explanatory sort of way – giving up of himself to many, many different parts, each basically being granted individuality as a soul. According to Seth, all souls were in the beginning, and none since, and yet different aspects of an individual essence can give freedom to a part of itself. But also, Seth said that this isn’t done lightly.
“In reading all of the transcripts ... not all the transcripts, but in reading the transcripts, I kind of get the feeling that you’re saying basically the same thing. Can you offer any insight into that, or something along those lines?
ELIAS: “Are you wishing of information as to what you have defined as ‘All-That-Is,’ or are you wishing for information concerning the offering of individuality to different aspects of what you have termed to be the soul?” (No pause for a response)
“I express to you that my identification is merely a difference in terminology, in that Seth has presented this concept of ‘All-That-Is,’ and I express a similar concept in the terminology of ‘all of consciousness,’ which is essentially the same expression.” (1) [session 749, December 31, 2000]
ELIAS: “... 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.” [session 2482, April 04, 2008]
ELIAS: “This evening, we shall engage in a discussion of consciousness. This will also involve subject matter with reference to The Creating Universal One And Whole, for this is consciousness. Think of your present belief systems, which greatly incorporate your scientific technology, and ask yourselves with your rational, logical intellect how you may arrive at conclusions of an impersonal universe and elements possessing consciousness extending from non-conscious matter.
Within your present belief systems, you accept that a cosmic explosion occurred and created your universe; this being completely random and possessing no consciousness. Your world began as gasses, rock; elements not possessing life, to your estimation; and from this, through your belief systems of evolution, you believe that miraculously, somehow, consciousness was incorporated into matter accidentally. If you inquire to me, I will express to you, this possesses no logic. Matter did not appear ‘cosmically’ within this explosion, and then create consciousness. Consciousness was; is.
I will express to you that in your terms of viewing in time elements – for you are focused within time – we shall use terminology of ‘before,’ which is also now, (smiling) but we shall be indulging of terminology that you may relate to.
Therefore, before the organization and orchestration of your universe as you view it was consciousness. Before essence, as you interpret it, was the whole. You may use any term you are wishing for this action. I do not use the term ‘being’ purposely, for your term of God or All-That-Is or The Creating Universal One And Whole, whatever you choose to call it, is not a being. It is all consciousness. It is an action. It incorporates all.
Within this experience of what you term to be God are many, many elements. Before the incorporation of essence, so to speak, there were elements of consciousness. You may also term these to be ‘units,’ which others have expressed previously. (2) These elements of consciousness know no limits of time or space. You may think of these as very tiny black holes. You may think of them, if you will, in physical terms as elements smaller than your smallest physical particles; but these elements are that which create all physical expression. Everything within every universe within every dimension is created by these elements of consciousness, and they are everything. They are not only the driving force behind matter and action, but are matter and action also; this being the basis of what you term to be God.
I will also express to you, as I have many times previously, you incorporate all the same as this action of God. You are the same; but it is more. It is more than the sum of all of the dimensions, of all of the universes, of all of the parts; but without you, it would not be either. Therefore, no separation; for you also are intimately a part. You incorporate your own individuality, your own intent, your own desires and focus; but you also incorporate all of it, and it possess, so to speak, all of you. No one element, to the most minute unit of consciousness, is any less than another. Therefore, there is no contradiction in expressing to you that you each, within your individuality, are the center of the universe; for this is true.
Essence is what we will term a portion of this Encompassing Whole, although not a portion! (Smiling) Within your limitations of language, it is impossible to express to you the lack of division and separation; this being why I express to you to conceptualize these concepts that I offer to you, for within your thought patterns within physical focus, it is not possible for you to completely eliminate all separation and be understanding of these concepts. When I express to you that essence incorporates all systems, that all systems are open and available to you, this is what is incorporated by consciousness. You possess this. Every element of consciousness possesses all elements of the whole.
Each element chooses to manifest according to its desire and function. A flower manifests to the fullest of its ability. The units of consciousness that make up this flower are the same as that which you possess also. The flower’s intent and function is to be a flower. Your intent and function is to incorporate intellect and intuition, to be directing of your universe as you have created it. Therefore, make no mistake; you direct all of your physical manifestation in every area. We have discussed this many times within previous sessions. You create your individual reality, and collectively you create the reality en masse. Therefore, you are the creators of all that you perceive ... and far beyond.
... (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; 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. 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: “I shall explain to you that within your history of much time ago, in what you may view to be ancient time periods, your belief systems magnated to objectifying ideas of God within your understanding of self. It is a projection of your knowing of essence and consciousness. Therefore, within your ancient time periods, you will view the belief systems and acknowledgments of many Gods, for you held still a recognition partially of the many facets of your essence. Therefore, your interpretation of your God was multiple. As you moved through your history, you also developed intentionally more and more objective focus. As you created a singularity of attention within the focus, you also altered the belief systems, continuing within the projection of your image.
Religious belief systems presently express to you that you are created within the image of God. In reality, God is created in the image of you, for it is an inner recognition of a conceptualization of essence. As you become more singularly focused, so also does your God. As you continue to recognize different aspects of self, you also incorporate this into your belief systems. Many, many religious beliefs throughout your planet, not only your Christianity, incorporate more than one aspect to one Godhead, in recognition that you hold aspects of subjective and objective reality within the one you. Therefore, you translate this into a God. This is not wrong, and it is not invalid.
It is also not non-reality, for all that you create within your belief systems within this dimension and this attention is reality. Therefore, as I have expressed to you all previously: In acceptance of belief systems, there is a recognition that it matters not what you hold objectively within your belief systems. One is no greater or lesser or better or worse than another, and as you recognize that you are all one and that there is no separation ... there is no difference in your belief system of your God as that of another individual that may view a God within a rock, or another individual that may view no God, or an individual that views God as themselves; for within actuality, you are.
ELIAS: Yes, within the concept that you hold within your belief systems. Within non-physical consciousness, there is no one supreme being, for there is no separation. No element of consciousness is greater than any other element of consciousness. No link of consciousness is any greater or any smaller than any other link. Therefore, it matters not, for it is all the same.
Within the recognition of these belief systems and the acceptance of these belief systems, you may acknowledge yourself and you may allow yourself your comfortableness within your belief systems, for there is no right or wrong. They are only different expressions of a filtration through belief systems – quite creative within your inventions of your explanations to yourselves of that which you do not remember, and also, within your known reality and history to this present now, quite efficient! As you move into the action of your shift, you need not become fearful that you have lost a thing or that your faith has disappeared, for it only enhances with the knowledge that this is the magnificence of yourself.” [session 185, June 21, 1997]
DREW: “I have a follow-up question to a discussion that we had last week about body consciousness. Is there consciousness other than essence?
DREW: Okay. And the purpose of consciousness is to become and experience. Is that correct?
DREW: So if there is consciousness that is not essence, what is it that is doing the experiencing and the becoming? Is it just purely consciousness?
DREW: Okay. So the difference between consciousness and essence is that essence involves tone?
ELIAS: Personality tone.
DREW: And consciousness does not?
DREW: And there are dimensions that are purely consciousness with no essence? Is that correct?
VICKI: Created by essence?
ELIAS: No; created by consciousness.
VICKI: So there are dimensions that are comprised of what we call consciousness with no interaction or ... they have nothing to do with essence?
ELIAS: Correct. This be the expression that I have offered to you within the onset of our sessions, offering you a term that may be understood in your language by you, in creating a distinction between essence and what I offered to you as The Creating Universal One And Whole.
ELIAS: Which is not God, which is more than the sum of the parts; the whole of consciousness; although this is difficult to be expressed within your language and your understanding within physical focus, for essence is intermingled with all of consciousness and there is no separation. Within physical focus, it is not possible to express to you the reality of this concept, for it is as we have expressed within the analogy of the air: You may capture a glass of air, but it is indistinguishable once released.
VICKI: Well, that being the case, why am I capitalizing those words?
ELIAS: This is for emphasis and distinctions. You function within your belief systems and you function within language. Language within physical focus is important to your communication. Therefore, within your language, I make distinctions for your understanding. You are not the only individual that acquires this information or reads your transcribing.
VICKI: Well, I’m aware of that. It’s just that if The Creating Universal One And Whole is comprised of consciousness ...
VICKI: ... I don’t get it.
ELIAS: It is ALL of consciousness; the totality.
VICKI: So there’s a totality of consciousness??
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking ... which is boundless!
VICKI: Right, so it ain’t making sense to me. It doesn’t make sense.
ELIAS: It is my choice.
VICKI: I understand that, and I do it, but I don’t get it.
DREW: Within the limitations of our language and our ability to understand, I’ll ask you a question again using terms that will help make it easier for us to understand. I understand there are no divisions. That notwithstanding, there is essence, and there is consciousness separate from essence. Are there other categories of consciousness, if you will, other than essence that are separate from consciousness?
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking.
DREW: Any that we would be even close to understanding?
DREW: It’s just enough to know that there are. (Elias nods) Okay. Limitless numbers?
ELIAS: Yes.” [session 252, December 21, 1997]
JOE: “I have a few questions, if I might. Who was the Avatar Meher Baba, and what credence should be given to his words? (Pause)
ELIAS: Let me express to you that this terminology – of what you express as an ‘avatar’ – is a development of a mass belief system.
Now; let me explain that what has precipitated this belief system is a movement within consciousness in a collective expression for a philosophy and a specific direction of energy which has been accepted partially within physical focus, which offers to you more of an expansive idea, so to speak, of the workings of inserting certain philosophies into this reality.
Now; within these philosophies, there are elements which are based, so to speak, in truth, but these are encompassed by the interpretations which have been created within your physical focus, which are the development of the belief systems.
Therefore, there is a belief created that there are certain actual individuals that have created certain movements and certain philosophies themselves, when in actuality it is the designation through collective consciousness to one particular individual as the expression, so to speak, of the philosophy which is identified with. But I express to you that the individuals that are designated as the symbol for these directions of philosophies and ideas are merely that. They are a symbol that you may easily identify with.
Now; this is not to say that elements of the philosophy presented do not fall into areas of truths, for they do. But they are also surrounded, so to speak, with interpretations and translations, which are the belief system, which has been adopted through mass consciousness in relation to this particular dimension.
Now; this serves quite purposefully within your physical dimension, for it facilitates mass movements into certain directions, which is helpful to you in exploration of your reality through your belief systems.
In this, I express to you that the individual that you designate – that you have expressed as this avatar – is not in actuality what your belief systems have set into what you term to be a reality, just as the individual that you refer to as Jesus is not also responsible for all that is attributed to him, but serves as the symbol that may be identified to be setting forth – in a manner of speaking – the belief system, which has moved the mass consciousness into a certain direction. Are you understanding? (Pause)
JOE: Okay. Many religions teach of a melting into or a giving up of individuality to a God. Now, Seth said that All-That-Is is a giver of individuality, and once given, was inviolable. Do you agree with this?
ELIAS: Partially. I shall express to you that this is a limited explanation, for it continues within the expression of the belief system that there is some element which is beyond you. It designates a separation of essence and All-That-Is.
Now; I express to you that I am in partial agreement, for in physical terms, you may view that there is a type of separation – although there is not a separation – of essence and all of consciousness, but they are intermingled and are in actuality all the same. The only separation that may be identified is the quality within consciousness that identifies essence within a personality tone, but essence is consciousness.
Therefore, in this, I am in disagreement as to any element that is ‘given,’ so to speak, for this implies that there is some being or some entity or some state of being which is beyond yourself, which yourself is essence and is consciousness. Therefore, the designation of the term ‘All-That-Is’ is merely a different designation for the term of ‘God,’ and I express to you that within consciousness, there is no separation.
Therefore, if you are referring to any aspect of consciousness that may be designated as God, you are also simultaneously expressing of yourself, for it is all the same.
In this, NOTHING may be given to you that you do not already possess.
Therefore, consciousness holds the quality of individuality. It is not given to you; it is possessed by you. And in this, there is no element of consciousness that shall separate you from uniqueness or from individuality, for this is a choice of creation within essence. It is a quality that is held by essence, but it is not an element or a thing which is given to you or may be revoked.” [session 408, May 30, 1999]
CAROLE: “I am a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 27-plus years. Prior to coming to Alcoholics Anonymous, I had no belief or desire for any kind of god or spiritual being or higher power; they call it a higher power. I was counseled that that is necessary for sobriety – freedom from alcohol or drugs – and it is what I have based my 27-plus years of sobriety on. They talk about a closer conscious contact with God.
I have also read Seth and other entities, and it seems to me that part of what I have learned in AA is valid, aside from the god/more powerful being thing, but I have – it’s hard to express – perhaps a fear of, what if I do give this up? Then what? How can I continue to participate in AA? Which I would like to do, as I sponsor women and I have a lot of interaction. It’s a reconciliation of what I’m learning and finding more and more valid, and yet what I’m afraid to let go of. I think that’s what it is. I’m not sure.
ELIAS: And this very much parallels your creation of interaction with your son ...
CAROLE: My younger son?
ELIAS: ... and your expressions of opposite actions.
Why shall you discontinue the direction that you have chosen throughout these years?
CAROLE: Because everything that I get from reading what you say, including Thursday night, night before last, when you said, ‘I do not...’ I don’t remember your exact words, but you do not want to perpetuate the belief in a god.
ELIAS: You ALL identify with this concept. You express this concept in different terms. You incorporate different words within your language. Some individuals express their identification of God, some in the identification of guides, some in higher power, some in higher self, some in Elias ...
CAROLE: (Laughing) Yes!
ELIAS: ... some in Seth. It matters not.
The concept that I am not choosing to perpetuate is the concept of some element that is outside of you which is greater than you, for there is no ‘outside’ of consciousness, and you ARE consciousness, and there is no separation within consciousness.
Therefore, you and I are one. There is no separation. Therefore, there is also no god apart from yourself, for you ARE that god.” [session 503, November 13, 1999]
(1) Paul’s note: Seth originally introduced his ideas about what we conventionally call God using the concepts of “pyramid gestalts” and “primary energy gestalts.” That later morphed into the term All-That-Is which became more widely known and accepted by Seth readers. The following is from session 96, October 12, 1964:
It should also be noted that Seth used the concept of consciousness units or CUs to attempt to express the innate aspects of All-That-Is that create any- and everything. So in that sense, CUs are another term for All-That-Is, taken together they represent two fundamental aspects of the spectrum of all of consciousness.
In terms of original publication, Seth’s god concept was first published in The Seth Material, Chapter 18, The God Concept – The Creation – The Three Christs, (1970), sessions 426-428, (no date given.) It is only with the publication of The Early Sessions, volumes 1-9, from 1997-2002 that we can finally see the order in which Seth originally introduced all of his material.
Moving on to Elias, he introduced his version of the god concept using the term “The Creating Universal One And Whole” in sessions 6-11, 13-16, and sporadically thereafter. It is clear based on his comments to Joe Fenstermacher in session 749 that he purposefully used that long-winded but accurate term as an introduction and point of departure during the time when the sessions were attended by only a handful of people in Castaic, CA from 1995 to 1997. It is also interesting that Elias made no reference whatsoever to “The Creating Universal One And Whole” in answering Joe’s question.
Elias instructed Vicki Pendley, his main scribe, to capitalize “The Creating Universal One And Whole” early on:
But like some of his early usage of terminology, Elias has continued to refine his ideas using different words to prevent our intellects from latching onto and calcifying the concept into a narrow belief box. Some other examples include “developmental focus” which became “focus” and “facets of essence” which became “aspects of essence.”
Elias strongly encourages us all to engage our inner conceptual sense to more deeply understand his ideas about all of consciousness. In hindsight it is clear that, true to his intent to offer information with the least distortion outside of our officially accepted belief systems, he is not comfortable calcifying this concept into a single, formalized set of descriptive words. Elias has not used “The Creating Universal One And Whole” much after the first three years of sessions. And one can observe the emergence of his use of all of consciousness in parallel. Actually, this technique is very much in alignment with other perennial traditions, notably the Taoists (“the Tao which is spoken or written is not the true Tao”) and the Jewish sects that spell God as G_d to acknowledge the ineffable nature of all of consciousness.
I think it appropriate to not hyphenate, enclose in quotations, italicize or otherwise call out and formalize all of consciousness but to note that those three words are often used to express Primary Source Energy (my term). In support of this, it is also interesting to note that Elias has yet to instruct Vicki to capitalize or in any other way call out these three words when employed within this context.
(2) 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.
Digests – see also: | accepting self | belief systems; an overview | becoming | dimension | essence; an overview | essence tones | evolution (“Darwinism”) | focus of essence; an overview | imagination | inner senses; conceptualization | links of consciousness | manifestation | perception | separation | Seth-Elias comparative listing | Seth, Jane Roberts | shift in consciousness | truth |
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