ELIAS: “In conceptualization you may attempt to disassociate yourself with your form and your ‘thingness,’ and allow yourself the motion and movement of action within energy. In this, you may choose a concept. You may choose an idea. You may choose a thought, and you may focus upon this and shed your imagery or your camouflage and be the action of the thought or idea or concept.” [session 162, April 06, 1997]
ELIAS: “That element of duplicity that you express at times, when it is beneficial to you or when you are expressing of your facade and your camouflage, that you are a glorious creature and that you are worthy; but that element of duplicity that holds very strongly underlying that you are not a glorious creature and that you are sinful and that you are not worthy and not acceptable and may be ‘better’ than you are. There is no better than you are, for you are perfect within your expression within each moment. This be the most affecting belief system that you hold presently, and if addressing to this and allowing yourself to be accepting of self as a wondrous creation, a glorious being and quite worthy of all of your expression and quite worthy of the expressions of other individuals also, this shall be the most helpful to you.” [session 239, November 18, 1997]
ELIAS: “[Gratitude] is an aspect of emergence also, the emergence of yourself in creating a recognition of your expression of your relationship with yourself, which incorporates the entirety of your world and your universe as aspects of yourself.
“In this, the actual definition of gratitude is merely a recognition of appreciation.
“Many times gratitude is expressed within your physical focuses, within your physical dimension, as an offering of an individual, as you have stated, to another individual within the perception that another individual has granted to you or given to you or offered to you some element or some expression that you did not already hold.
“Now; in that association, you camouflage the expression of gratitude and view this as an expression of humility and of appreciation, but this is the camouflage that is expressed in what you are actually projecting in energy. You view this to be a good and positive expression, and in actuality, my friend, I may express to you it is a discounting of yourself.
“… Genuine gratitude is merely a recognition of appreciation of all that you are and all that you hold, which may be acknowledged in relation to what you perceive as offered by another individual through an expression that they may create, but in recognition also that within reality you have created that offering yourself and have presented it to yourself in the form of another individual, but you already expressed and held that quality, that information, that expression within yourself. You have merely chosen a particular avenue to objectively express it to yourself and recognize it, and therefore, the expression of gratitude is created in mere recognition and appreciation of your own qualities, your own being.
“I may express to you, my friend, quite literally, as you continue to explore self and you continue to turn your attention to self, you open VAST areas of new universes to be explored further and create wondrous expressions of curiosity and excitement, but also incorporate tremendous more capacity within your objective expressions for genuine gratitude in relation to yourself and also tremendous opportunities for the sentimentality of self.” [session 795, March 11, 2001]
PATRICK: “... How does one focus on oneself without being selfish in a negative sense?
ELIAS: (Laughs) “Let me express to you, there are two forms, so to speak, of selfishness. One is a genuine selfishness, which is focusing upon yourself. In that expression of focusing upon yourself, you begin to generate an openness, which allows you to receive more fully and more clearly. It also alters your expression of energy that you project outwardly, which in actuality expands your perception and allows you a much greater ease in interaction and openness with other individuals and allows you to generate a genuine appreciation of yourself and of other individuals and of your reality.
“Now; the other expression of selfishness is false; it is a camouflage. The individual is not actually focusing their attention upon themselves but generating a camouflage to create an action in which their manipulation of energy attempts to generate other individuals focusing their attention upon them. Therefore, they are generating somewhat of an opposite action of what may be termed as the genuine selfishness. For in the camouflage or the superficial selfishness, that is what you view as a negative. The individual is not generating an exposure or an openness, and in that, they are not allowing their own receiving from other individuals. They are actually blocking that action and are merely attempting to gain the attention of other individuals in a manner in which they do not express it with themselves.” [session 1515, February 02, 2004]
VICKI: “We are curious, Michael [Mary] and I, regarding your interaction with Joshua the other night. It seemed unusual, and we don’t understand.
ELIAS: And why are you viewing my interaction as unusual?
VICKI: I’ve never seen you be quite so blunt with a new individual.
ELIAS: Ah! So this is your interpretation.
ELIAS: And this was offensive to you?
VICKI: No, not offensive, but I’m very curious about it because it was unusual. It seemed unusual to me.
ELIAS: (Firmly) I interact with this individual according to this individual’s connections and awareness within consciousness. Your perception, you may be wishing to re-evaluate, of this individual.
VICKI: Well, my perception was that he was a very intelligent young man.
VICKI: But I would have to reiterate that within the incorporation of a new person, it just seems unusual to me the way that you interacted with him. Maybe I’m just not getting something.
ELIAS: What you are not getting is connecting within consciousness, and identifying the reality of what you view to be the situation. This individual is quite efficient at projecting a facade.
VICKI: And that was confirmed within his interaction with Elizabeth [Elizabeth]. A lot of people are quite efficient at projecting a facade, though.
ELIAS: This is correct; and you do not believe that I may see through this facade?
VICKI: I believe that you probably always see through the facades, but I’ve just never viewed you to interact in that way on a first-time basis.
ELIAS: This individual is quite connected, and understands quite well. This individual also projects an element of helplessness. He was not experiencing an emotional response to my presence. There was no fear.
VICKI: Oh. Being part of the facade?
ELIAS: Being part of the game! This individual was quite understanding of my response to the initial question. There was no misunderstanding incorporated. This individual was not wishing to be asking of the next question, for he was aware already of my response; therefore engaging helplessness within focus, asking for assistance. It was not offered, therefore the response was incorporated. You were presented with the facade of fearfulness, which was quite efficient. Within consciousness, behind the facade, was irritation that he was not assisted, therefore a directedness to me; a temper tantrum. ‘You will answer my question, Elias!’ I will not answer your question, Jaren [Jason], for you may answer this question yourself. You already know; and he does.
I respond to individuals according to their state of consciousness, and how much actual fearfulness they incorporate. Many individuals may project the camouflage of being quite self-assured and knowledgeable, and are very fearful within; therefore my response to them. This individual does not incorporate this fearfulness.” [session 87, April 17, 1996]
NORM: “I have a question. I’m not sure that it would be worth considerable discussion, but I feel that the area of cooperativeness is probably quite important in my life. The relationship between cooperativeness and separateness or individuality, do you have any wise words in regard to that?
ELIAS: You shall present yourself, as you already are aware, with the opportunities to notice what you choose to address. With respect to cooperation and separateness, these are your choice, both; although as you choose to engage widening and as you ask yourself for information and helpfulness, you shall present yourself with the opportunity to view aspects of yourself that you may notice that are less efficient. Therefore, you shall create the opportunity for choices within probabilities of change, and you shall eventually open to recognize the direction within cooperation, as you learn to understand that there is no separation.
This is a very difficult issue for all of you, without exception; for you have created a physical focus that holds a camouflage of separateness. It is not an illusion, but it is a very effective camouflage of separateness. As you realize that there is no separateness, there are no sections, there are no oranges, (1) (grinning) you shall allow yourself more of an understanding of cooperation.
Be reminding yourself objectively that you are a part of all and all is a part of you, regardless of your tastefulness for any aspect. You may view another individual or activity as distasteful, but they are elements of you. It matters not. You are not removed and separate from all. There are no walls between any of you. You only allow yourself a temporary viewing that appears to be sectioned; but although you create a physical manifestation, even this is not contained and sectioned from all else.
You shall find also, as you continue within your widening process, as many of my dear friends have continued with me within these session periods, that as you request of yourself your own widening you shall offer this to yourself, and you shall confuse yourself, and you shall shriek with dismay at times! But, you have requested. Just as we have spoken, you objectively choose. You are not the victim of a conspiracy within subjective movement. You have chosen, and you shall present yourself with those elements that you need be viewing for your own awareness and your own widening; this allowing you to more efficiently engage your shift, and transition within physical focus without senility!
... All experience and all energy of all probable selves is available to all, but each is unique to themselves. Therefore, they continue within individual existence within their own value fulfillment; just as you are not absorbed back into the concept of essence as you disengage physical focus, for you are not separate. Therefore, you are not cast out and then absorbed back. You are the entirety. You are also unique and individual and a new creation, and continue.
(Vic’s note: I find it interesting that to this point, which is about five minutes into the pop-in, everybody in the group coughed a lot, especially Norm. There’s something to notice here ... .) (2)
NORM: In the probable worlds, and I’m assuming that worlds is truly plural there. For example, I had an event in my life when I was sixteen years old that I could have chosen to go one way or the other way. I was here in California as a sixteen year old, on my own, and I chose to, rather than stay in California, go back to my home and finish high school. Now to me, in reading about probable selves, I was thinking that was probably ... I had a decision to make. Would that have been a beginning of a probable self, or is my entire interpretation of probable selves not correct?
ELIAS: The probable selves exist. They are all within the energy of you. Their motion, in a counter-to-parallel direction of you, occurs at moments of choice.
NORM: Which occurs all the time, really.
ELIAS: Correct. They may follow your choice, or they may choose alternately. Each choice that you make affects all others, and each shall be influenced. Some shall actualize other choices. Some shall actualize the same choice with a different slant.
I shall offer to you that an alternate self of you exists parallel to you with one less child than you ...
NORM: In the United States?
ELIAS: ... for within probabilities and probable selves, one daughter chose not to continue within physical focus. Therefore, within your reality, a daughter physically exists. Within a probable reality, this daughter does not.
NORM: So there are multiple camouflage systems where I exist simultaneously.
NORM: But there has to be an infinity of these! (Now Norm’s rubbing his face!)
ELIAS: Correct.” (Grinning, and we all crack up) [session 152, February 09, 1997]
ELIAS: (Intently) “Time is not a thing, although it is itself. Dimensions are not things, but they exist. Essence is not a thing, but it is you. Therefore, if you are allowing yourself the ability to merge with action instead of an object, you shall allow yourself to understand the nature of reality more clearly. In this, as you exercise your inner sense of conceptualization, realize that the point is not to become ‘something.’ Allow your consciousness the freedom to shed its identification with ‘thingness.’ This shall be difficult, for you identify yourselves as a thing! You identify yourselves as matter, as a body, as a mind; and even as you expand beyond these ideas, you think of yourself as consciousness, which you think of as a thing! Consciousness is not a thing. It is an action. Therefore, you must attempt to allow yourself to disassociate with your camouflage, or your imagery.
DREW: ... Is there a method, (laughter) I’m using that word, for us that will facilitate this exercise?
ELIAS: You may accomplish more successfully if you have offered yourselves the experience of your new game (3), and also if you have offered yourselves the experience of meditation and visualization. These offer you experiences with altered states of consciousness, in your terms.
DREW: I’m unclear as to whether the visualization is a tool by which we will accomplish, or a result of our accomplishment.
ELIAS: This would be a result, dependent upon which action you choose within conceptualization. If you are moving into attempting conceptualization and you are visualizing, you shall defeat yourself, for you are placing yourself in the position of facing objects. In conceptualization, you are not merging with things. You are shedding your camouflage in your ‘thingness’ and you are merging with energy other than things.
DREW: But we are merging with a specific action of energy, not just the vast pool of energy.
DREW: So if all things are action ... Am I correct so far? All things are action? (Elias nods) And let’s say the concept I choose to attempt to merge with is this table, the energy, the action of this table, and I use meditation as my method, and approach the exercise with an effort or an attempt to be effortless at shedding my camouflage. How do I direct my energy to merge specifically with the action of this table if I’m not directing myself towards the table?
ELIAS: You may choose initially to not be attempting to be conceptualizing an object. You may conceptualize the action of the table, although this is more complicated, for within your thought process you must remove yourself from the identification of the matter of the table. Then you must remove yourself from the visualization of the thought or the word of the table, and you must move to an area of the action of the thought before it has been created. Therefore, this creates quite a process for you to be moving through to connect with the idea. It may be less obstructive to you to be attempting conceptualization in the area of an idea which holds no physical form.
... As we move futurely into the discussion of the inner sense which involves your time framework, this shall also encompass the existing idea of what you now think of as psychological time. I do not incorporate this terminology, for as you are aware, I do not incorporate psychology. Therefore, we shall not be addressing this sense within the terminology of psychological time, although the concept is the same and encompassed within the entirety of the inner sense which deals with your interaction with time. This is a very difficult inner sense to be objectively manipulating, for you are very accustomed to moving through physical focus within a time framework.
All of your objective consciousness is involved and centered around a time framework. Therefore, it is more difficult for you to be disassociating with this element. It shall be easier if you are learning to be engaging these other inner senses prior to attempting to disassociate with your camouflage of time. It is difficult enough to be disassociating yourselves with any element of your camouflage.” [session 162, April 06, 1997]
BOBBI: “This week, a friend of mine, a dear friend, has had a very traumatic week. Her oldest son, who is fourteen, was taken by the police to a mental hospital and locked up, and she’s very upset. This is why this is a perfect lesson for me, although it’s very hard to offer helpfulness within her belief systems. She is very much rooted in the scientific medical beliefs of the time. Could you give me some examples? I comfort her as much as I can within what she will accept. I know that she is very ... not against, but prejudiced towards any kind of new age thought.
ELIAS: Then do not be expressing to this individual within new age thought.
BOBBI: Well, I don’t. That’s why I find it very difficult though, in terms of her belief systems in medicine and a future for her son, which the doctors are not too positive about. I’m thinking perhaps her son is one of these going through the traumatic effects of the shift, possibly. He’s extremely angry and violent. I’m unsure how to offer, you know, within her belief systems. Is all I can do is really listen and be there for her in light of that?
ELIAS: Listen to the belief systems of another individual. Recognize that these belief systems ARE reality. They are not wrong. And also attempt to be, within your language, creatively manipulating your language within similarities of each other. You may hold different words for very similar concepts or beliefs. One individual may be expressing to you, as an example, their beliefs of god. You may believe that you do not believe in the concept of god. Therefore, your language to yourself is different, but the concept is the same. Therefore, you may use this as an example in all other areas, that you may look for the commonality of your belief systems and recognizing that your language may be slightly different, but your concepts are the same.
You differentiate your belief systems, expressing that one individual holds one belief system and another individual holds a different belief system. Their words are different. This individual holds a belief system in your medical profession. You hold a belief system in new age healing. They are the same. They are both belief systems that another individual may heal you. YOU heal you. Therefore, what be the difference? You hold the same belief systems. You merely camouflage them differently; this being your steps of acceptance of another individual’s belief systems, in recognition that they are no different than your own. You may communicate and be helpful and be supportive to another individual within their experiences, for you DO hold the same belief systems as all other individuals. You merely disguise them differently.” [session 217, September 14, 1997]
ELIAS: (Intently) “It is of ultimate importance that you are accepting of self in ALL of your expressions, recognizing that they are not good, they are not bad. They merely are your experiences, and ALL of your experiences are purposeful, for they are all your exploration of yourself physically focused.
Once again, I shall repeat: You are NOT used parts, and you are NOT occupying (humorously) a lowly plane, a learning planet, a learning dimension!
SALLY: One of the facets of Eckankar (4), as taught.
ELIAS: You are a magnificent creation, unique to yourself, that has always been and shall always be. Your attention is merely focused in one singular direction, creating the perception of separation in one physical form, but there is no separation. It is merely a perception, a camouflage.
SALLY: I’d like to get rid of that camouflage!
ELIAS: Ah! But here you move into the direction of the duplicity of not accepting! The camouflage is wondrous! How amazing that you have created this form, this physical body, this expression of essence that may be physically projected and viewed by all! And how wondrous that you hold the opportunity to experience the fullness of sexuality and emotion in this particular dimension! Other dimensions do not move in this direction. How diverse, that you choose to focus your attention in the area of exploration of emotion, none of which is bad. It merely is. It is an experience.” [session 294, July 01, 1998]
ELIAS: “As I have stated previously, not much of your time framework shall continue before you are accessing what you term to be your cure for senility, or that dis-ease that you term to be Alzheimer’s. This is not a dis-ease. It is a choice to be engaging transition within physical focus, and the choice is created in the manner that is acceptable to your officially accepted reality; your officially accepted guidelines within your societies.
It is acceptable to be appearing senile. Therefore, individuals create this action to be engaging in transition within physical focus, but as you widen your awareness and you move more fully into your own opening to consciousness, you also offer yourselves information that this action is no longer necessary. It is unnecessary to be appearing to be displaying lunacy merely to be excusing yourselves within your action of transition within physical focus. Therefore, you shall offer yourselves your so-called cure for this dis-ease, and you shall allow yourselves the ability to engage this action of transition without its camouflage.
(Intently) Within the action of transition, you view your focuses simultaneously. They are in actuality all occurring at once within all dimensions. Therefore, you begin by examining the simultaneousness of this one particular focus, and then you allow yourselves to move into the area of viewing all of your focuses simultaneously. Now; individuals already engage this action within physical focus, but they also camouflage this action. You shall allow yourselves the ability to NOT camouflage, but it is important that you hold an understanding of the reality of simultaneous time, that you do not confuse yourselves as you enter into viewing it.
I have expressed an analogy previously of one hundred televisions. One hundred televisions occupy a room. You are the room. All of the televisions are your focuses, and they are all playing at once. They all display different programs – not one is the same – and you view them all simultaneously. And how confusing may this be to you, to be connecting with each of them and all of them and understanding all of them all at once, if you are not holding an understanding of simultaneous time? Each of these focuses are you, although they each hold their own integrity and are not you. There are many aspects of you that you do not view yet, but you shall.
In this, you offer yourselves the opportunity to draw yourselves to this type of information, that you may prepare yourselves for what you are entering into. For you shall, regardless of your objective ‘wanting’ or not! The agreements have been made and the motion has been set already. You have chosen already. You ARE creating of this shift in consciousness, and it shall be and already IS accomplished. It is merely your choice of accessing it as to when you shall completely manifest all of it. It IS accomplished.
It is future/present, and you are present/future. You are present/now, but you view this shift to be future. You anticipate its coming as a great event. It is already! It merely needs be accessed, and as you allow yourselves to be future/present, you shall access this shift and create it within your now.
Be remembering: in reality, although we speak of future and past and present, all is now. There is no future and no past, for it is all occurring at once. It is merely a perception that you create, a succession of moments.” [session 298, July 16, 1998]
ELIAS: “I have expressed many times that the only difference between yourselves and myself is that you do not remember and I do. You have chosen to be forgetful, that you may create within physical focus a purity of experience and a fullness of experience in physical aspects. Therefore, you have CHOSEN to be forgetting of all of essence and the vastness of yourselves. I no longer occupy physical focus. Therefore, I hold the remembrance, but you now move into this action of this shift in consciousness and you now offer yourselves the remembrance also. You each are building your bridges from your individual oubliettes across to the recognition and realization of essence.
You do not occupy a planet of lowly accord. You are not within this physical focus as a learning dimension, so to speak, on your way to higher ground. There is no higher ground! You ARE your highest expression! Even within all of your belief systems and within your physical expressions, you ARE your highest expression. You are one focus of an endless essence, and this one focus holds all of the information of consciousness, of essence, of you, and of all other essences. For although you camouflage within physical focus, and you within your thought processes hold to the belief that you may move in the direction of being secretive, for you are so very separate within physical focus, you are not separate at all. You are all intertwined. Your consciousness is all intermingled, and within essence there are no secrets, for all is known to all others.” [session 302, July 26, 1998]
ELIAS: “[Duplicity] is the belief system that is the most greatly creating of judgments, and positive and good is also a judgment. It is opposing bad or negative. It is no less a judgment than what you perceive to be unacceptable. It also is a very insidious judgment, and this is the camouflage of duplicity, for it is quite changeable. It is quite acclimating to all of your camouflages, to all of your belief systems, to all of your thoughts and feelings, and may mold itself in many different manners that may be quite deceiving.” [session 328, October 03, 1998]
JO: “My job seems to be presenting me with important parallels to other focuses, and I’ve been overwhelmed with Egyptian imagery, enough for me to say ‘enough already,’ and I would like some validation about that. But the next question is, I seem to have created this focus to remind myself of those others, especially those two other focuses I believe, and that the parallels are for my own remembrance, and that the differences are important too, because they represent differences in beliefs. So, I’d like some validation about those kinds of parallels, and the Egyptian imagery especially.
ELIAS: You are correct that you are offering yourself imagery to be helpful to yourself objectively in allowing you movement into your own remembrance.
Now; let me express to you also that the differences in focuses are also significant; not merely that you hold difference in beliefs, but you also hold difference in choices.
In this, as your attention focuses within this particular focus, you are offering yourself the opportunity for the remembrance and widening your awareness. Therefore, you incorporate objective knowing and partial understanding of other focuses.
This offers you more information that you may be applying to this particular present focus. It also offers you what you may term to be a wider range of choices, for as you widen your awareness, you also open yourself to more of your own creativity and more of your choices. You move out of the area, within your perception, of black and white – either/or, so to speak – and more into the area of gray, which encompasses much more of your probabilities and choices, which you may access objectively, not merely subjectively.
JO: I often feel conflict because I feel pulled in so many different directions creatively, but I tell myself that this job is helping to widen me because of that remembrance. Now, is this correct, or am I creating conflict unnecessarily?
ELIAS: Let me express to you, Tyl [Joanne], that you are creating the conflict within yourself, and this is motivated within your pushing of yourself. You hold strong expectations of self. You also hold strong aspects of beliefs in the area of productivity. You are moving into your own creative expressions, but within your own impatience, you push yourself into an expression of productivity that is unnecessary. (Intently) It is unnecessary for you singularly to be accomplishing ALL actions. This is a very strong aspect of beliefs.
Now; let me express to you that you lean in a direction many times of assuming responsibility for different actions and situations, for you view this to be easier or more efficient.
Now; what I am expressing to you is that this is a camouflage. Many, many, many individuals also camouflage in this same manner. Let me offer to you a very clear, simple example.
A parent, a mother, may encounter the child and may express to the child a request: ‘Please be engaging the action of picking up your belongings. Put them in their place.’ The child may offer resistance in this area. The mother’s response is, ‘Never mind. I shall accomplish this task, and you may continue with your activity. It is easier and quicker that I be accomplishing this.’
In this, what the mother is expressing in actuality is assuming personal responsibility for another individual – for the child – and also expressing a judgment that she may be accomplishing of this task better than the child, more efficiently than the child. In this, she also at times may be creating conflict within herself, for she experiences frustration.
You lean in the direction of very similar action with other individuals. You are pushing yourself in directions of assuming more responsibility than is necessary.
I am not expressing to you that it is inefficient to be holding your attention in many different directions, for it is not, but there is a difference in holding your attention in many different directions and pushing yourself for accomplishment within certain guidelines and expectations and assuming responsibility for much productivity.
In this, what you are creating is fatigue with yourself, for you are not allowing yourself to be moving in compliance with your own expectation. I suggest to you that you may offer yourself less conflict if you are allowing yourself to relax, and not to be pushing yourself so intensely.” [session 377, March 23, 1999]
LETTY: “Okay, I want to move to a couple of questions regarding Leezar. He continues to have a very large cough, if I may call it that. One time I think we talked about it, and it had to do with fearfulness that he experiences in movement, and I was wondering if that still has something to do with the fact that he doesn’t have a job yet. He feels he’s close to it, and I tried to lend him energy just so that he feels comfortable and trusting with himself, and I wondered if there was anything else I could do, considering that it looks like maybe ... and my question also is, am I helping him and helping myself? Am I moving into an energy where it looks like I will be moving to Oregon at this point within probabilities?
ELIAS: Let me offer to you Castille [Letty], first of all, the manifestation that this individual chooses to be exhibiting continues to be created for the same reasoning as I have expressed to you previously.
Now; as to your participation, we have spoken many times of your supportiveness to this individual, and you have inquired many times as to how you may be helpful to this individual, and I have offered you information in this area. Now we shall deviate from this particular direction, for you are beginning to be creating another expression in continuation within your own personal responsibility issue.
You have moved from the expression of merely lending energy and supportiveness to this individual into more of an expression of this action and are beginning to be assuming personal responsibility in concern to this individual, and I am cautioning you in this area, for I hold an awareness that you have been creating movement in this area yourself, and that objectively you have not been noticing your own movement in this direction of beginning to be assuming personal responsibility once again.
(Intently) In this, you are not helpful to another individual, nor to yourself, in continuing to be expressing concern once you are expressing in the manner of personal responsibility.
The individual is creating his reality in the manner that he is creating this. This is also affecting of you in the area of allowing you to be viewing certain aspects of your own beliefs concerning what you view to be good and not very good.
ELIAS: Therefore, as you look to this individual, you camouflage your judgment by expressing concern, which you view to be a good expression. But in actuality, you are not accepting of this individual’s choice to be creating his reality in the manner that he is creating it, for you wish it to be altered.
Therefore, I express to you, in suggestion, that you may be now turning your attention once again to self and not concentrating so very intently upon this other individual and his choices in his own reality, but to be more focused upon your reality and what you are creating and how you are aligning with certain aspects of your own beliefs concerning care-taking with another individual; (intently) also how you may be affecting in helpfulness in expression to another individual, that they may be creating their reality more efficiently.
Hear this carefully, for this is another aspect of camouflage. Your thought process moves you in the direction of thinking to yourself that you are being helpful and that you are expressing concern and supportiveness, and underlyingly you are in actuality expressing that you may be creating his reality for him more efficiently if he is following your advice.
Therefore, I express to you to be examining these areas and recognizing that although you may be lending energy to other individuals, they continue to hold free will and the choice to be accepting or not accepting of that energy that you project, and this is not your concern. Your concern is with self and to be addressing to self, and this shall automatically project outward a new acceptance of other individuals and what they are creating within their reality.
As to your movement in physical location, this also correlates with this same movement that you are creating presently in disguising to yourself concern and supportiveness, and in actuality you are expressing other elements of aspects of belief systems that you have not necessarily identified.
In this, you are concerning yourself outwardly with elements which you view to be better for this individual or creating more ease for this individual and therefore altering your behavior and creating movement which may not necessarily be entirely efficient for you, simply for the reason that your motivation for these movements is to be creating for another individual and not concerning yourself with your own creations. You are viewing outside of yourself and concerning yourself, in distraction, with the comfort and efficiency of another individual, and not addressing to self.
LETTY: Wow. Everything is starting to make sense. (Brief pause) Last night I had a dream, and I don’t know if this is something that may be connecting or that I was trying to tell myself, because I did dream about Leezar and about New Year’s, which to me was like a new beginning, and somehow he had deserted me or he had gone off with his male friends, and then I was upset, and I felt like I was trying to manipulate him because of the fact that I was upset that he did something he wanted to do and not what I wanted to do.
ELIAS: Quite, and this is also a mirror to you of the information that I have been offering to you within this session. You are communicating the same elements to yourself within your dream imagery. In this, you are presenting yourself the opportunity to view how you are turning your attention outside of yourself, and in this action you are projecting expectations, for you are not looking to self. When individuals are looking outside of self, they are also projecting expectations, but as you turn your attention to self and are examining your responses to different situations, to different emotional experiences, to different thought processes that you hold, you may view the reasons – the underlying aspects of beliefs – that are motivating you to be creating of all of these expressions.
In this, you shall be much more at ease and creating less conflict and confusion within yourself if you are returning your attention to self and not concerning yourself in your attention outside of yourself. Many individuals move themselves quite efficiently into confusions and conflicts as they project expectations to other individuals rather than allowing an acceptance of other individuals’ choices. You create expectations of other individuals to be satisfying elements that you are not attending to within yourself, but they shall not be satisfying of these elements within self. It is merely a camouflage.” [session 386, April 19, 1999]
JOE: “I have a dumb question for you. Now, this is literally a dumb question, and you’ll see what I mean when I ask it, okay?
ELIAS: Very well.
JOE: Now, I have a playful habit, and I want you to comment on this. Sometimes somebody may say something to me like, ‘Gosh, that was dumb!’ And I’ll probably say something like, ‘Yeah, sounds like something I would do.’ Now, I’ve often wondered if perhaps I was giving myself some sort of subjective suggestion to create a dumbness objectively. Can you comment on that?
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha! I shall express to you that I will be accepting of your comment that this is a ‘dumb question’ ONLY for the reason that the subject matter concerns the situation of ‘DUMB.’ HA HA!
In actuality, the question is quite interesting and may be helpful, not merely to yourself in the answer but also to other individuals, for other individuals create similar types of statements in conjunction with responses to other individuals.
Now; in actuality, what you create in this type of situation is in one respect quite efficient, for you are setting into motion an entire communication merely in this statement, for as any other individual may be creating of any action and thusly discounting of themselves, as you humorously respond to them and express, ‘Ah yes, this is an action or behavior that I would be creating in DUMBNESS,’ in your terms ... ha ha!
(Vic’s note: Elias LOVES this word DUMB!)
What you are stating to them is a setting forth of energy, creating a camouflage around yourself and projecting a certain type of projected persona that expresses to the other individual not to be moving into the direction of expectation with respect to yourself.
Now; in this, many individuals move in a direction within their focus of repelling the expression of expectations which is projected by other individuals.
In this, subjectively you all hold a knowing that expectations, in conjunction with other individuals, are merely projections of yourself in what you want and what you wish another individual to be creating, for it is more in alignment with yourself and with your own creations. But you also each understand subjectively that each individual is creating of their reality and that you hold no control in these areas, in a manner of speaking. Therefore, you also each automatically move into the area of expression of repelling other individuals’ expectations objectively.
Now; in some areas, you automatically respond to other individuals’ expectations, for your assessment of yourself and your expectations of yourselves may be similar or the same as another individual’s expectation. Therefore, as you hold similarities in your expectations, you also shall move into compliance with those types of expectations. But in other areas, you automatically move into the expression of repelling other individuals’ expectations, but you may also head off, so to speak, another individual’s expression of their expectations if you are expressing to them initially that you do not hold the ability to be producing their expectation.
Within your belief systems, individuals that create their reality in the objective manifestation of an idiot do not hold the expectations of other individuals as greatly, for individuals do not necessarily expect much output of those individuals and therefore are more accepting of what they choose to be creating. In this, you send out, so to speak, a message to other individuals: ‘Do not hold expectation upon my abilities or my creations or my productivity, for you may be disappointed, for I may not be accomplishing what you want me to be accomplishing.’
In this type of expression, within your belief systems, you are projecting a message in what you would term to be an acceptable manner. You are not being offensive; you are not being demanding of another individual, but you are also communicating your message. This is an underlying type of communication, but I shall also express to you that you are all quite efficient at expressing these underlying types of communications continuously. You are much more direct in your indirectness than you may be in what you term to be direct! Ha ha ha ha ha!
JOE: A little bit of reverse psychology!
ELIAS: Not at all! You are expressing quite efficiently and you are offering messages and information to be receiving precisely what you wish to be receiving, not the opposite!
JOE: Yeah, I think I understand exactly what you’re saying.
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha!
JOE: It really was a dumb question!
ELIAS: Not at all!” (Chuckling) [session 437, August 03, 1999]
JOANNE: “I was wondering if my focus – I’m not talking about focus as in presence; I’m talking about my focus, how I go about things in the world – becomes very narrow in a lot of instances. Maybe that’s a negative connotation, but it sort of continues on with our previous discussion about what I’m creating in my work situation. (5) A lot of things seem to be rolled up in a lot of confusion, and emotion is being built up in this area.
I’m a master of repeating things over and over. I won’t call them mistakes, but I don’t learn my lessons quickly at all; I do repeat. One of the things I am repeating is I give a lot of myself, I extend myself a lot, which leaves me open to manipulation, especially if I’m attracted to someone but even in a work situation. I’m always surprised by that, because I’m just sort of me and then people seem to devalue that giving in some way. I’d really like to understand what I’m creating here and why.
ELIAS: Very well. Let us examine this scenario. In one sense you generate an association that openness and vulnerability is good for it is noble; but in another sense you associate that openness and vulnerability is bad, for it offers an avenue in which you perceive that other individuals shall be manipulating or taking advantage.
Now; the key is to evaluate and objectively recognize what your genuine associations are and what motivates that, what are the beliefs that are influencing of your perception and of what you do.
Now; in this scenario, the identification of the good aspect of openness and vulnerability is a camouflage, for although there is an association that this type of expression is good, as I have stated, there is also an association that it is noble. This is the indication of camouflage, and this is the information that allows you to recognize that there is a camouflage action being expressed. For in actuality, there is a motivation of expectation which influences this choice to be projecting this openness or vulnerability.
In actuality, what motivates that action within you is your expectation that if you generate this type of expression, other individuals shall be more accepting of you or other individuals shall be recognizing your value and your worth. But you also generate an association with the belief that openness and vulnerability is bad, for as I have stated, it creates an avenue in which other individuals shall take advantage or manipulate.
It is valuable to you to understand your beliefs and how they influence your choices. For once recognizing what is influencing your choices and what you express, you may evaluate what other choices are available to you, and you may recognize what actions you are choosing which are influenced by discounting of yourself, and in what moments you are generating expectations.
The reason that you surprise yourself is that you are expressing conflicting beliefs; but in actuality they are not necessarily conflicting, for the one is merely a camouflage. The other is much more influencing. But this offers you information concerning yourself, in which you may turn your attention to you and you may inquire of yourself how you may offer your validation to yourself and therefore generate an acceptance of yourself and not seek this out in the expressions of other individuals.
As I have stated previously, you create what you concentrate upon, and your concentration is not expressed in thought. It is expressed in the dominating beliefs that are influencing of your perception. Therefore, you attempt to be expressing outwardly an openness, but you generate precisely what you concentrate upon in association with the dominant belief, which is if you are open and vulnerable, other individuals shall manipulate. But the other individuals are not manipulating. YOU are creating that, for you shall create in association with your beliefs and generate an outward manifestation of that to reflect what your beliefs are expressing.
This is actually purposeful, for it offers you the reflection and offers you the opportunity to actually physically view the reflection of what you are generating inwardly.” [session 1132, July 13, 2002]
(1) Paul’s note: Elias uses the metaphor of orange sections to show that there is no separation within consciousness, that it’s all connected. He says that we create the artificial division of sections where none really exist. The same is true with our physical selves and our essence.
(2) Vic’s note: pop-ins, as we term them, used to be quite frequent occurrences, although their frequency has diminished. They are an interesting element of this phenomenon, an element that seems to be related to several different actions; misinterpretations expressed during conversation, fear or lack of fear within those present, an offering up of information for clarification, a response to connecting within consciousness. The most important element, though, seems to be Mary’s willingness to incorporate them. Bear in mind that we don’t really understand what initiates a pop-in. We just suddenly find ourselves talking to Elias instead of to Mary, which can be a little unnerving at times! As a result, the transcribed part of the pop-in begins whenever somebody remembers to turn on the tape recorder! Many pop-ins are never transcribed, as quite often they occur in places where there is no tape recorder.
(3) 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).
(4) Paul’s note: Eckankar was introduced as a modern-day religion in 1965 by Paul Twitchell.
Digests – see also: | accepting self | alternate selves | aspects of essence; an overview | belief systems; an overview | choices/agreements | dimension | dis-ease and healing | disengage (“death”) | duplicity | effortlessness | essence; an overview | fear | focus of essence; an overview | focus of essence; beginning – continuing – final | imagery | information | inner senses; an overview | inner senses; conceptualization | inner senses; differential time | manifestation | objective/subjective awareness | officially accepted reality | oubliette | probabilities | probable selves | remembrance of essence | separation | shift in consciousness | simultaneous time | time frameworks | transition | used parts | widening awareness | you create your reality |
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