focus of essence; an overview
ELIAS: “Within physical focus, your attention is directed very precisely. You are a lens. Visualize a camera with hundreds of lenses. This camera shall be essence. You are a lens of this camera. All of these lenses are occurring simultaneously, and are also all influencing and lending energy to you within the action of the accomplishment of this shift presently. You are also influencing of all of these other lenses, or focuses.
“I define what you term to be a lifetime as a focus, for lifetime is encompassing. In this, your lifetime is the sum of all of your focuses within this particular physical dimension. Each segment is a focus. They do not occur linearly. You do not move into birth, move through a focus, die, and remanifest into another focus. This is your perception of your linear time framework, but it is relative only to physical focus. It is how you have designed this particular reality. It is not reality in other areas of consciousness or other physical dimensions beyond this particular dimension. It is a perception, although the element of time holds its own integrity.
“Therefore, I shall not express to you that time itself is not an entity, for it is in a manner of speaking, but it does not appear in the same manner that you view it within this particular dimension. Therefore, when you view other focuses of yourself, they are occurring presently. They are not past; they are not future. We may be referring to other focuses for your understanding as future or past, merely for the reason that this is how your thought processes operate within physical focus, but be remembering that all of your focuses are simultaneous.” [session 270, March 19, 1998]
FEMALE: “Could you clarify what you mean by other focuses? I’m not quite sure what you mean.”
ELIAS: “In YOUR terms, you express within your language a focus to be a lifetime. You move in the direction of your perception of linear time. Therefore, you look to your other focuses and you express them to be past lifetimes or future lifetimes. I express these to be other focuses of your essence, for there is no past or future. They are all occurring simultaneously. Therefore, they are sideways to yourself, not before you or behind you. In this, as you are allowing yourself to be connecting with any of these other focuses, you shall also be beginning to offer yourself more of your own remembrance.” [session 302, July 26, 1998]
ELIAS: “Now; this is difficult, to be offering an explanation that you may understand – but we shall attempt, in your physical terms – for it may be confusing to you. For you are one focus of essence, and all of your other lifetimes, as you term them to be, are other focuses of essence, and although they are you, they are also not you. They are independently themselves, creating their own reality and creating their own choices, holding their own family alignments, holding their own free will and personality choice. But as you are all of essence in each individual focus, you are also all of these other focuses. This is the confusing element of essence.
“The reason I express this to you is that you may understand that these focuses are not linear. Within your thought process, you have created a linear time framework in this dimension. Therefore, you think of these focuses linearly, one lifetime following another lifetime, and that you – that you identify as you now presently – is participating in each of these lifetimes. This is the belief: that you are born into a focus, you continue through this focus, you die, you are born again, you continue, you die, you are born again, and so the cycle continues. In actuality, ALL of your focuses are occurring NOW. They are not linear. Therefore, in one respect, you ARE all of these focuses as essence. In another respect, you are this focus that you identify as yourself, and all of these other focuses are occurring now also. Therefore, they are each individually themselves.” [session 385, April 18, 1999]
MIKE: “With the 731 focuses I have in total in this dimension, is that like an average number that most essences manifest in this dimension?”
ELIAS: “This number varies with essences as they are manifesting within this dimension.”
“I will express to you that an average ... although this is difficult to actually offer to you, for there is a wide range of choices in the manifestations of essence. But I may express to you that an average numbering of overall focuses of an essence within this dimension would be between 300 and approximately 600.”
MIKE: “Okay, so the number I have is a little bit above average then.”
MIKE: “Okay. Do I hold focuses in all physical dimensions?” (Pause)
ELIAS: “Presently, yes.”
MIKE: “Whoa! So that’s a lot! That’s countless, right?”
MIKE: “Oh boy. Okay.” [session 388, April 27, 1999]
ELIAS: “In actuality, you do hold many focuses, that which you identify as lifetimes. I express the terminology of focuses quite purposefully. The entirety of the summation of all focuses within one particular physical dimension would be designated as a lifetime, so to speak, and all of those focuses – which you identify as lifetimes – are different directions of attention within the lifetime occupied in one physical dimension.
“You are essence. Therefore, you are much larger and greater than you view yourselves to be within one particular focus. This now which you identify, and the you that you know and that you are familiar with, is one focus of essence.” [session 488, October 20, 1999]
ELIAS: “... many individuals express the inquiry to myself, ‘How many focuses of attention do I incorporate in this physical dimension?’ In the moment, I offer a physical number. This is NOT an absolute. It may or may not fluctuate, dependent upon the individual essence and its activity. This may incorporate many different actions: fragmentation, mergences, other essences that may choose to be interactive and in mergence with any particular essence and creating other focuses in that moment of mergence. There are many different avenues of movement that are incorporated within consciousness. But in translating those movements and actions in relation to numberless essences and within the expression of all of consciousness, there are many fluctuations that occur.” [session 881, August 13, 2001]
INGRID: “... I wanted to ask you if you could give me a hint for which focuses I should look, which are important for myself in this timeframe? Could you give me a little help in this? Or is it advisable to do this for me?”
ELIAS: “You may allow yourself to be playful and investigate different focuses if you are so choosing, although I may express to you that it may be more beneficial to you to be concentrating your attention on what you yourself are generating in this now in this focus. Therefore, allow yourself an intimate familiarity with yourself, and this shall be facilitating much more of an ease in relation to your movement in association with this shift in consciousness.
“This is an intense time framework presently, my friend, and in this, there are many challenges that in your terms are surfacing now in relation to the insertion of this shift, which as I have stated recently almost requires you as individuals to be turning your attention to yourselves in this present now to avoid expressions of trauma which may easily be created in this time framework, as there is a tremendous thrust occurring to be emerging into in the actualization of this shift.” [session 1021, March 02, 2002]
ADEL: “... I’m not sure what you meant by focus.”
ELIAS: “I incorporate the term ‘focus’ rather than your term of ‘lifetime.’ For what you are is a focus of attention of essence.
“You are actually much greater than you appear to be within this physical dimension, and you are unfamiliar, for you have forgotten what you are. You are consciousness. You are an essence of consciousness, which incorporates a personality energy, which is not separated from all of consciousness but generates a unique distinction of personality energy.
“Now; as essence, you are tremendously vast, and in similar manner to what you recognize as yourself in this physical manifestation, you incorporate many attentions. You move your attention in many, many directions. As essence, you also move your attention in many directions, but you move it all simultaneously.
“Therefore, what you term to be ‘past lives’ is in actuality other focuses of attention of you, and they are all occurring now. It is merely an illusion that you perceive time in a linear fashion, for this is an aspect of the design of this particular physical dimension. There are many physical dimensions, but in this particular physical dimension you have created a design of time that moves in a linear fashion; therefore, this is the manner in which you perceive your reality. In this, you view past, present and future. In actuality, all of the attentions are present; they merely appear to be past or future in association with this particular dimension.” [session 1120, June 22, 2002]
KATE: “What is the purpose of what is known at the present time as the ego? Is it the same as essence, and in what way does it assist us in knowing that we are part of consciousness, that we are consciousness?”
ELIAS: “This is your objective identity of yourself, your objective sense of yourself in this individual physical manifestation of this one focus. It is your identity. Therefore, it is quite significant within your reality, for it is how you identify you as you, your personality, what distinguishes you as unique.”
KATE: “Why is that where our negative belief systems seem to be stored, and why is it that we have – or at least I do – have such difficulty in releasing some of those beliefs?”
ELIAS: “For you continue to generate a misunderstanding. First of all, there are no negative beliefs. They are all neutral. It is merely a matter of your individual associations with different expressions of duplicity beliefs that generate an identification of negative and positive.
“Also, in relation to your question of why do these beliefs seem to be stored in this expression of ego, first of all they are not, but you do generate reinforcements of judgments concerning your beliefs and concerning this identification of ego, which you have mis-defined. Your negative association with this expression is directly associated with psychological beliefs that express to you, in association with religious beliefs also, that there are aspects of yourself that are base, undesirable and less than spiritual. One of these expressions of yourself that qualifies in that category is what has been identified as the ego.
“Now; as I have expressed, that which you identify in a negative sense as ego is merely that expression of yourself and your personality which expresses your identity. How shall you associate your identity with negativity, unless you are aligning with religious and psychological beliefs that express to you that in the physical manifestation you are less than, which is incorrect?” [session 1152, October 10, 2002]
BOBBI: “When you give the number of a person’s focuses, does that include observing focuses?”
BOBBI: “And I would imagine that’s a very changeable number...”
BOBBI: “...because of sort of dropping in and sampling, almost.”
ELIAS: “Yes. For at times an essence may choose to be an observing essence throughout the entirety of a focus, and at times they may choose merely partially observing essence, and this is quite fluctuating.” [session 1168, October 27, 2002]
DEBI: “... I’m trying to get a feel for my time-span in general. I feel like I probably have a focus or more 35,000 B.C. I don’t even know how far back, and I kind of would like to know. What are my earliest timeframes, and also, how far in the future?” (Pause)
ELIAS: “Earliest timeframe (40-second pause), two million years prior to now.”
DEBI: “Wow! Whoa!” (Elias chuckles)
ELIAS: “Future latest timeframe, 27th century.”
DEBI: “Do I have nine present-now focuses?”
ELIAS: “Six.” [session 1169, October 27, 2002]
DON: “... one thing that I’ve been curious about, and I think you’ve addressed this in other sessions but they haven’t been published yet, it seems to me just looking at it purely statistically, there’s a real over-preponderance of famous focuses identified in the sessions.”
ELIAS: “Not necessarily. This has been addressed, and I may express to you also, in association with what you term to be percentages and all of the individuals that incorporate notoriety or fame throughout the entirety of your history, those which have been identified within this forum are relatively small.”
DON: “Would you say if there is a statistical preponderance, what would seem an unusual preponderance of famous or focuses with notoriety in these three centuries, it’s because of what you’ve just said a little while ago, that a lot of essences with a lot of focuses in these centuries have been drawing themselves to this forum.”
ELIAS: “Correct, and they are investigating. They are paying attention to the investigation of other focuses, and therefore they are discovering focuses that do incorporate fame or notoriety. This is not to say that there are not many individuals outside of this forum that also incorporate focuses within these three centuries that may be viewed as famous, but they may not necessarily be investigating their other focuses.” [session 1297, March 19, 2003]
JOANNE: “I’d like to ask another question that has to do with focuses. Many people have confirmed famous focuses with you. It seems to me, anyway – and tell me if I’m wrong – that it’s statistically improbable that so few people have so many famous focuses, including myself. Aren’t we just everybody? I wonder if this is an accurate impression.”
ELIAS: (Chuckles) “Let me express to you, those of you that have incorporated this direction of offering yourselves impressions concerning famous focuses are actually tapping into quite a relative few numbering of what you would term to be famous focuses. Throughout your history, there are many, many, many individuals that have incorporated fame or notoriety in every country, in every location of your planet, within every time framework.
“As an example, in this present now, how very many individuals may you count that incorporate this expression of fame or notoriety – all of your politicians, all of your actors and actresses and musicians and artists and dancers, individuals that are writers or poets, individuals that incorporate fame in association with sports, with different inventions, with research, with creations of designs, all the individuals that incorporate fame in association with your militaries, with your pilots, your sea captains.
“As you view all of these hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of thousands of individuals throughout all of your world that incorporate this notoriety and this fame, as you begin to view what all of you have allowed yourselves in recognition of different famous focuses that you incorporate in this forum throughout all of your history, you have perhaps filled a thimbleful in association with your ocean. (Chuckles)
“Therefore I may express to you, no, you are not incorporating an improbable amount of famous focuses or that you have tapped into so very many. In actuality, you have tapped into so very few! Ha ha!”
JOANNE: “I guess it’s time for me to start re-evaluating my beliefs about fame, probably!”
ELIAS: “And many of these individuals that have identified famous focuses also have identified themselves but are not the focus, are observing essences of the focus.”
JOANNE: “Thank you. That’s been sufficiently corrected! (Elias laughs) I think that a lot of people are going to be really glad to know that!” [session 1355, May 27, 2003]
NATASHA: “I have a question I didn’t ask you in my previous sessions; I forgot, so I want to ask it now. Why am I drawn so much to water? Is it a matter of preference in this focus, or do I have something in other focuses that I dealt in water or lived in the water or something?”
ELIAS: “Both. You incorporate a preference in this focus and that is the reason that you draw other focuses and the energy of other focuses into a reinforcement of your experience in this focus.
“In other focuses you incorporate an affinity to water in association with accomplishments, sports, and also in a genuine lack of separation in recognizing your interconnectedness to a symbol that represents life. And I may also express to you that you incorporate a focus as [a] whale.”
NATASHA: “Thank you very much.”
ELIAS: “You are quite welcome.” [session 1468, November 08, 2003]
MARKUS: “By the way, I’m not so much into focus numbering... but the first time I came across those types of questions, like how many focuses do I have there and how many focuses do I have with this person together and so on, I just tried to get an impression of the total number of focuses at that time – this was probably six or eight weeks ago – and this number tremendously differed from the number you gave Mike in the year 1999 and 2000. I just want to run the number by you to find out if it was somehow correct and if the number of focuses had in fact increased in that amount or number, or if it was just an incorrect or distorted impression. My impression was that the number of focuses would be somewhere around 1700; the actual number was 1764.”
ELIAS: “Correct. Let me express to you, I have expressed this information to other individuals also. As I offer any physical numbering of focuses within your physical dimension, that is offered in the moment, for that is also continuously fluctuating.
“It fluctuates in association with many different actions that are generated by essence, by you. It may fluctuate in association with the essence generating new and more focuses or generating less focuses, or it may also fluctuate in association with observing essences. For it is the choice of each focus of attention which essence it shall be incorporating as it aligns with more strongly, if there is an incorporation of observing essences. Not all focuses incorporate observing essences, but those focuses that do incorporate observing essences also incorporate the choice of which essence it shall be.
“Therefore, as I have expressed from the onset of these interactions with all of you, one focus of attention incorporates the entirety of essence. You ARE the entirety of essence. Each focus expresses the same as the entirety of essence, and the focus of attention is NO LESS; it is not a part. Therefore, the individual manifestation is equally as significant as what you conceive of essence.”
MARKUS: (Sighs) “Even time, compared to that, is easy to understand!”
ELIAS: (Laughs) “I am understanding. In that, this is the reason that I repeatedly emphasize to all of you the significance of your individual self, for your choices and your energy is significantly affecting. For it ripples throughout all of not merely YOUR manifestations as essence but throughout consciousness, and therefore is also affecting of not merely your reality within your world but all realities.”
MARKUS: “That’s even harder to understand! (Both laugh) Let’s stay more in the closer reaches.
“Basically, why I asked the question regarding the number anyway was just that I was amazed that the number could more than double.”
ELIAS: “It may alter in what you would perceive to be many different extremes. They are not actually extremes, but you may perceive them as such. Perhaps in another moment, you may incorporate as few as seventy. It is dependent upon the action that you are incorporating as essence in any particular moment..” [session 1629, September 18, 2004]
ELIAS: “I have explained to you that within your physical focus, you ‘blink in and out.’ You are only consciously aware of your ‘in’ time. Your consciousness, within your waking time, only focuses and allows you the awareness of this conscious physical focus. You are moving into a new awareness. Therefore, you are experiencing new developments. Ron also has been experiencing this moving into a new awareness. In this, you will notice this ‘blinking out,’ or ‘fading out,’ as you perceive this. This is only a noticing of your larger self, a recognition of awareness. There is nothing to fear of your essence. Therefore, your essence will not betray you, or cause you to be in conflict. In this, you may allow yourself to experience and notice this ‘fading out’ of physical focus, and you will be fine.
This is also why I use the term focus. Now you may understand some of our terminology that we have incorporated with you intentionally. What is it to focus? (Pause) To focus is not necessarily to materialize. You are ‘tuning in’ to a probability, and a focus of your essence. Until now, you were not ready to understand what you have been tuning into. Your self-identity was not developed strongly enough within this focus to allow you to view anything else. It was necessary, as it is within each physical focus, for you to develop a singular identity, therefore knowing who you are, identifying with your consciousness. Now that you have identified yourself with your consciousness, you may allow yourselves the awareness to view more, and to experience beyond only this singular focus.” [session 39, September 20, 1995]
ELIAS: “Your focus involves ultimate precision; an immaculate preciseness; an ultimate creativity. You create a selectivity intentionally. If you were not wishing to be selective, you would not choose to engage physical focus. There are, as has been expressed, essences choosing not to engage physical focus of any type, so to speak. There are essences choosing to be engaging other physical focuses quite foreign to what you view to be your physical focus, but you present have chosen. You have not been “thrust into”! You have chosen, purposefully, this physical focus, this manifestation, and you create it perfectly for your own purposes, which is your experience.
Day one, chapter one, Elias: Your purpose is experience.” [session 126, September 29, 1996]
ELIAS: “I have begun to express to you elements of body consciousness. I have expressed to you from early on in our session times that your physical expression, your body, is not a vessel! It is a tangible, physical matter expression of essence. It is you. It holds its own consciousness, for each cell holds its own independent consciousness. Each atom holds its own individual consciousness. Within cooperation, it creates a collective consciousness which becomes your body consciousness. You, as a focus of essence, hold consciousness beyond the physical manifestation of body consciousness, but are intimately involved with this consciousness. You direct the consciousness and function of your physical expression; your body. (1)
ELIAS: “You are a focus. You hold all qualities of essence. You are physical expression manifest of essence. You are not a vessel! You are a physical expression of essence; a perfect design.
Essence fragments. A focus alone does not fragment. Essence, within its entirety, does. A focus holds many aspects of its own. You hold many alternate selves. We return to our tree! You may view yourself as a branch of the tree. You, being one of the focuses of essence, may be one branch, but upon this one branch you hold many, many, many leaves, and they are your alternates, and they are your creations. They also hold the ability to be fragmenting, as does every focus.” [session 133, November 17, 1996]
You are not another focus, but you may experience another focus. Another focus holds a body consciousness of its own, but you may experience an exchange and you may experience another focus in its totality. You may merge totally to another focus and experience another focus, as it may do likewise also.
I have also expressed that you intersect alternate selves. I have expressed that you may exchange with alternate selves. You may accomplish a certain time period within a focus and you may exchange with an alternate self, which shall continue the focus as you continue otherwise. How is this possible if your body consciousness is only your body consciousness? Here we come to unofficial information.
You view yourselves as one entity. You view yourselves as one mind, one body. You are not! You view your consciousness as one thinking mind, one thought process. You are countless thought processes. Each focus is not one entity. The air within this room occupies one space. It is not one entity. In like manner, you focus within one material expression physically, but your consciousness is not singular. Your physical body expression resonates to the tone of you, of one focus; not to the entirety of essence, but to the individual focus; for each focus is a new creation. It has been always, but it is new. We do not deal with used material!
Your body consciousness recognizes your beingness. Your body consciousness also recognizes that your focus beingness is an aspect of your essence and will also identify with all other aspects of essence. Therefore, within essence you may exchange temporarily between focuses.
Each focus is as the air within this room; myriads of aspects, countless elements of personality cooperating to create one focus. This allows for all of your alternate selves. These may exchange with an individual focus. However, another focus may not exchange with you. You may temporarily intersect and experience, but you may not ‘take over.’
You have asked much time ago of your concept of walk-ins (2); another entity which ‘walks into you,’ therefore assuming your physical expression and continuing for you as you dissipate into the cosmos! Which, we do not know of where you shall be dissipating to, but the new entity shall be ‘taking over’ your physical form. This does not happen! Underline! You may not assume another focus, for it is not you, although it is you! (Confused laughter) You may temporarily intersect, merge, experience another focus, just as they may temporarily merge with you and experience. In this mergence, you are unaware of this presence. You do not lose you, as they do not lose themselves.
If you are exchanging with another focus, you may merge into the experience of another focus. You may empathically be another focus. Aspects of your focus shall merge. This in reality you may consider, in your terms, a physical act. Your consciousness shall merge into this other individual. They may feel odd or strangely, but they also will continue to feel themselves. You shall hold an awareness, as if you are this focus. This may occur temporarily. You may not assume another focus. As you are all focuses of one essence, mergences may occur. The tone is close enough, in your terms, that each individual body consciousness shall temporarily be accepting of this mergence; temporarily.
... I have expressed to you that you do not reincarnate. Each focus is of itself a new creation, independent within personality. You have not been manifest over and over and over again, but you have been always; for outside of your present recognized reality, there is no time frame as you understand it. Therefore, what was, is. You are then as you are now also. If you are thinking of your individual focus and you are thinking of these air particles, that you are not one entity, you may allow yourself a clearer understanding of the diversity of self. Just as particles do not communicate through time in faster than light speed but know within them, so are you also. Subjectively, you are aware, to a point, of your other focuses. They do not all occupy the same time framework as you, but they all occur now. Therefore, as you are Seer, you are this now, and you are also presently Seer within what you consider the beginning of your physical manifestation now. (Pause)This air particle I have caught (grabbing air with one hand) is now this air particle (grabbing air with other hand) is now they are air. They do not occupy the same space. They are simultaneous. They are both air. They are both the same, as are you within your focuses.” [session 147, January 12, 1997]
ELIAS: “Parallel focuses are quite common. I also express that all essences engaging within this action do so for a reason. You manifest for certain experiences and for the accomplishment of certain value fulfillment. Many times, you shall create parallel focuses for you choose certain probabilities and experiences within one that you may choose to actualize, within the same dimension, a different probability within another. This, once again, is not karma! It is not to say that you choose one outcome which you are then dissatisfied with. Therefore, you choose to repeat a focus and alter the outcome. Incorrect!
Example within this scenario, of action of parallel focuses: Within the former, to your way of thinking, Michael [Mary] actualized violence in death within a young age, as did yourself. In continuing action within this focus, other individuals experienced extreme emotional affectingness. Within transition, Michael [Mary] experienced extreme emotional affectingness, for he experienced a mergence of the emotional aspects of those individuals continuing within physical focus, as we have discussed previously. Within the action of the parallel focus, the same type of death was accomplished within violent act, but the emotional affectingness, or what you may term to be trauma within transition, was not actualized. Therefore, in your terms, the outcome, so to speak, was different.
Now you may ask, why not allow an alternate self to be experiencing this actualization? (Intently) The essence does not actualize focuses sequentially. They are actualized simultaneously. Therefore, the experience within these focuses was important for the essence to be actualizing in what you think of, underline ‘think of,’ as extreme; emphasizing certain experiences for the benefit of bleed-through, in remembrance, of this focus. (Pause)
This being the same type of action subjectively that you choose in remembrance of some dream imagery that you do not forget. You create dream imagery strongly. You may view that you have created this dream imagery only once. In actuality, you have created this same dream imagery many times, therefore lending energy to the emphasis upon the imagery. In this, you shall remember vividly certain dream imagery; this being the same type of creation that you manifest within focuses for certain purposes aligning with your intent. It has been stated that this focus that you presently occupy your attention with is a continuation focus, so to speak.
DREW: And would the extreme action that was taken in those focuses for the purpose of bleed-through in this focus have been created for the purpose of remembrance as a way to help us with our shift, or to be affecting in some other way?
ELIAS: It is for a remembrance. Yes, it shall be helpful within the action of your shift; not in the incidents themselves, but within the action of the remembrance and the acknowledgment of the reality of the remembrance.
DREW: Michael [Mary] and I were objectively involved in the eighteenth century. We knew each other.
DREW: The same is true in World War II.
DREW: Is it possible to have parallel focuses in which you do not know each other in objective reality?
DREW: In both cases, it is a cooperation for the purpose of value fulfillment.
ELIAS: Correct.” [session 157, March 09, 1997]
ELIAS: “These are complicated areas for understanding presently. As you move into the action of your shift, you shall be allowing yourself more of a comprehensive understanding of these issues. For your understanding, I express to you a distinction of essence, for this holds tone. This holds direction. Within reality, there is no separation. All is consciousness. There is no differentiation of one entity as opposed to another entity, although within consciousness there are personality tones. These are not images or entities that you may create small images for. They are tones within the whole of consciousness, which is the direction of consciousness which creates you.
You are a focus of essence. You contain all aspects of essence. You focus your attention in one direction, this being a focus, that which you recognize as you; but within an expansion of this recognition and within an allowance to be engaging your periphery and allowing yourself to view more of essence, you shall begin to allow yourself an understanding of consciousness and the lack of separation.
I have offered, at one time period, an analogy of your physically focused apparatus of cameras. You may focus a camera in many different areas, and as you focus this camera, you view through a lens. You do not view the entirety of the surroundings, but you focus upon specific areas within space arrangements. In this, you may acquire hundreds of cameras and you may view through hundreds of lenses, all viewing the same space arrangement but all viewing through a different attention and focus. This is how you focus through essence. Your direct energy to manifest creatively into focuses to be experiencing.
As to the all of essence, this would be the all of consciousness. In this, its purpose, so to speak, or its movement, is merely becoming; a continuous emergence and investigation of self, which is all.” [session 185, June 21, 1997]
ELIAS: “Each focus is an element of the essence. Therefore, they are intermingled. They are all occurring simultaneously and they are interchangeable. I have expressed previously that you may view other focuses of essence as also probable selves of you, in one manner of speaking. Therefore, although each focus holds its own identity, each focus is also an element of essence, and each focus holds all of essence within it. Therefore, you are all interchangeable and you ARE the other focuses, although within your identity and your attention, you are not. Therefore, each focus may be influencing of each other focus and you may be identifying another focus as you, for the tone of each focus is so very slightly different that they are almost unrecognizable. Therefore, you may identify the same elements within you as being you within a certain time framework of this focus, as you identify with the sameness of the other focus; this also being a bleed-through action.” [session 217, September 14, 1997]
DAVID: “Is it true to say that all men and women carry homosexual tendencies with them in this focus now?
ELIAS: No. Each focus has created a choice for that experience. If you are choosing to be engaging as homosexual, this shall be your choice for that experience within that focus. If you are choosing not to be engaging homosexually and you are choosing to be experiencing merely within male or female, this also shall be your experience. In actuality, homosexuality is an incorrect terminology for this “other” focus. This be the reason that I have expressed at the onset of these sessions that you choose to manifest as male, female, or other, for you are not choosing to be homosexual. You are choosing NOT to be aligning singularly with female or male gender and sexuality.” [session 255, January 04, 1998]
SUE: “I want to ask about other focuses or what I think are other focuses that I’ve been aware of. One, Bobbi and I both have some memories or have picked up on something. She got an image of the two of us in England as young men in a cafe together, and I separately got an image, not of us necessarily, but of being ... what I got was a fishing village in Cornwall. And I wondered, were we picking up on valid information, and if so, were we picking up on the same focuses or separate ones or....
SUE: Interesting. Is there anything you can tell us about that, or should we investigate on our own more?
ELIAS: I shall encourage you to continue your investigations!
BOBBI: Were the names Charles and Edward?
ELIAS: Correct. Your information becomes much more valid to you if you are connecting to it yourselves.
SUE: That makes sense.
ELIAS: It also serves as a validation to yourselves that you hold the ability to be accomplishing.
SUE: Yes, because when she first told me she’d remembered something and asked if I wanted to know about it or did I want to try on my own, my first thought was one of great fear. ‘Oh, I can’t do this. I won’t be able to think of anything.’ The fact that we separately both came up with England ... it really has been very encouraging. And then also, I came across a book that mentioned Cornwall right after that, so that seemed like an interesting....
ELIAS: This is an example of your noticing and your offering validation to yourself as opposed to being offered information from outside of yourself, which also reinforces your view of yourself as inadequate and not holding the ability to accomplish within yourself. Listen to your own words and your own responses! Shall you engage? ‘Oh, no! I may not be able to be accomplishing!’ You automatically move in the direction of invalidating self. This offers you the opportunity to be rearranging this belief system and offering yourselves validation of what you may be accomplishing.
SUE: Okay. I find that I seem to get information ... I don’t know how to put this. I find it hard to allow myself to get information through sitting down and meditating or something, like what seems to work for Bobbi. But what does work for me sometimes is just noticing coincidences in my life. Is that....
ELIAS: Each individual shall draw information to themselves in what speaks to you. Some individuals may acquire their information through visualizations or meditations. Some may acquire much information through dream state and its imagery. Some individuals are more focused within objective imagery, and this is what shall be speaking to them. There is no rule that expresses that one method is better than another method. It is merely an action of noticing and opening to your periphery, not ignoring the information that you draw yourselves to or that is presented before you. It is all valid.
SUE: Thank you. I think I felt that I was supposed to get it just inwardly and that the way I was doing it was like cheating or sort of not the right way of doing it. And yet looking back, I think getting information from coincidences and things around me is something I’ve been doing for a long time, and it’s worked well for me.
ELIAS: And this attains your attention!
ELIAS: The only action that I may express to you as ‘cheating’ is to be receiving information from those that have gone before and are DEAD now! (Grinning, and we all laugh) We engage in the action of cheating in offering you information that you may access yourselves, but all of your noticings within yourself are all valid expressions of your opening to your periphery.
SUE: Okay, thank you. There are a couple other things. There was a dream that I had in my early teens in which I was a man. I was a doctor in I think Spain, possibly the Pyrenees, during the Middle Ages in the time of the plague, and that always seemed to me that it might have been a connection with another focus.
SUE: What I remember about the dream is that it seemed to me that the man was very discouraged, that he felt he wasn’t really helping people. I felt that there was some kind of information that passed between us – that some disease that he thought was like the plague, I was telling him actually was something else. Was there anything like that going on or any kind of information being exchanged in that? Or did I misinterpret that?
ELIAS: In actuality, your imagery and your engagement of encountering another focus has been misinterpreted in the opposite direction. The information was being offered to YOU in a recognition and an expression to offer you information of not being entirely accepting of yourself, and in this creating your situations of conflicting belief systems.
This also, within the expression of your belief systems, is your own imagery to yourself of a lack of acceptance and reconciliation to yourself. The dis-ease is the imagery of the discomfort that you experience within yourself.
SUE: That’s interesting. Another focus that I think I’m aware of or was aware of: when I was about ten years old, I was very interested in the Aztecs. I read all the books I could find on them, and I wasn’t really interested in the Spaniards coming and conquering them. It was the life before that. I pictured myself as an Aztec woman living the daily life, you know, as farmers or something like that. Was that also a recognition of another focus?
SUE: Can you tell me why I was picking up on that at that point in time?
ELIAS: At different moments throughout a focus, individuals do access other focuses, many time within dream state. You are continuously exchanging energy with other focuses, but at times certain focuses bleed through to you. For the most part, those focuses that bleed through offer you subjective information and energy that is affecting of this particular focus, dealing with the issues that are the most predominant within this particular focus. Therefore, the experience within the other focus may be quite different, but its energy is lent to you and rearranged within this focus to be beneficial to you in the accomplishment of your intent.
Within this particular focus presently, you focus on several core belief systems, certain of which we have been speaking this evening of. In this, you also lend energy to yourself by connecting with other focuses throughout this focus to be offering you information to be helpful in your movement through these issues, allowing you the knowledge in different areas that within essence these are merely choices and belief systems, and that within other focuses these may be viewed as not issues. This woman within this other focus moves about within a mundane focus, but quite content within the daily life, so to speak, and relationships, holding no conflict, therefore lends energy to you within this focus to be reconstructed, to be benefiting you in movement through these issues.
SUE: Okay. That makes sense because I remember the feeling I got was of a very pleasant and peaceful life, a very happy life. Also, I’ve been interested in Japan most all my life. I’m not sure if I’m interested in it because my mother always was interested, or whether we shared that. I’ve gotten the feeling at times that we may have shared a focus together in Japan where she was my younger sister.
ELIAS: Correct. As you feel within you draws to different subjects or locations, and you feel these within you quite strongly at times, these are indications of slight bleed-throughs of other focuses. They are recognitions. When you hold a fascination in certain areas, you may express to yourself that within essence you hold another focus within this area, just as Lawrence holds a fascination with extraterrestrials, for he is also focused within other dimensions which are affecting of this particular focus. You do not hold draws to certain elements for no reason.
SUE: That’s what I thought. I’ve been thinking about Japan a lot lately because for a few weeks I’ve been reading a book, a novel that was written in 11th century Japan. It’s really fascinating to me, the difference in the belief systems that people held, and even as some of them seem almost shocking or very wrong compared to what we believe now, on the other hand, in a way they seem kind of natural to me too. They don’t seem as foreign as they might.
SUE: Is reading this book also reminding me of that other focus?
ELIAS: And also offering you the opportunity to be viewing other belief systems and in this evaluating your own belief systems, recognizing that they are merely belief systems, and in this offering yourself also the opportunity to diffuse some of your belief systems. You are moving into a direction of beginning to view and evaluate your own belief systems, and in this you are also moving closer to an area of allowing yourself to move through some of your belief systems.
SUE: Okay, thanks. What else do I want to ask about? I’ve also suspected that my mother and father, and also my mother’s father, may have known each other at some time, had a focus together in the old west because of similar interests on their part. Is that correct?
SUE: Okay, thanks. But I don’t think I knew them then.
ELIAS: No. You are not a participant within that particular focus.” [session 256, January 10, 1998]
ELIAS: “You also shall hold an awareness within each focus within physical dimensions of whether you are a beginning focus, a final focus, or a continuing focus. Although all focuses are simultaneous, you create a reality which is officially accepted that you view to be moving in a linear motion within time. Therefore, you designate one focus of essence to be entering or beginning, one focus to be final, and all others to be continuing focuses. In this, all individuals within physical focus hold an awareness that this may be their last focus or what you term to be lifetime, or their first focus, or that they shall be reincarnating ... although you do not reincarnate! They shall hold an awareness. ‘I shall be returning.’ You are not returning, but this is the belief system that is perpetuated. Or, ‘I shall not be returning. I am finished.’ Or, ‘I am merely beginning. The adventure stands before me!’
JENNIFER: It’s still an adventure though, even if you’re feeling that you’re finished.
ELIAS: Absolutely, but a new adventure; not within the cycle of this particular dimension.” [session 275, April 23, 1998]
ELIAS: “You look to many elements in this particular dimension as being constants and as being truths, for you define this reality as “universal,” meaning that this universe encompasses all of reality, which it does not. There are many universes within universes within many different dimensions which are all occurring simultaneously, and as I have expressed at our last meeting, all of your space arrangements, all of your dimensions are within each other. All dimensions, all universes occupy the same space arrangements. They are configured differently, but they are all superimposed upon each other. They are merely veiled from each other ...
JEN: So there’s bleed-throughs?
ELIAS: There are bleed-throughs, but for the most part they are veiled from each other to allow each dimension, each reality the purity of its particular experiences.
JEN: So bleed-throughs might compromise a dimension because it’s not going to be as pure?
ELIAS: Not necessarily. It would not move in the direction of compromising, for they are all experiences, and all focuses are influencing of all other focuses and you hold some affectingness with all of each other, for there is no separation within consciousness. Therefore, all action, all movement is affecting of all other movement. All is merged with all, but there may be alterations in different areas of consciousness as certain elements bleed through, for as you access another reality, you are influencing of that reality in a more objective sense.
This be the reason that although I am encouraging of individuals to be investigating of their other focuses, I am also cautioning of individuals not to become interactive continuously with these other focuses and concentrating upon other focuses too intensely, for in that action you are also altering the reality of another focus, for your influence is becoming much stronger objectively. You are influencing regardless subjectively, but this is the action of the interconnectedness of all of your focuses and is agreed upon within essence. But in this also, each focus holds its own integrity and independence, so to speak, and therefore is creating of its reality entirely, and creating its own choices within its own free will.” [
MIKE: “Now I have a question about some of my past focuses. I’ve done some investigating there also. How am I connected with Alexander the Great?
ELIAS: A soldier within the army.
MIKE: Okay, so I was a soldier. I compiled a list of other names. Are any of them even close? (10-second pause)
ELIAS: Let me express to you that at times you may hold a fascination with certain historical figures, and this is not necessarily suggestive that you have been in actuality occupying the same focus as these individuals, but that there are elements of the creations of situations with these types of individuals that are offering you a remembrance of similar creations in different focuses. Are you understanding? (Major finger-tapping happening here!)
ELIAS: Therefore, for the most part, each individual at one point or another has created at least one focus within this particular dimension of being either an individual holding fame or power or being a historical figure, but for the most part your focuses may be within the same time period and even within the same general location of certain historical figures, but that your personal interaction may not be encompassing of direct objective involvement with these individuals personally. You merely draw yourself to different figures throughout your history to be identifying with certain elements in your remembrance of your own particular focuses.” [session 290, June 25, 1998]
ELIAS: “All of your focuses are affecting of each other. Other focuses which you view to be past or future are not merely influencing and affecting of this focus, but this focus is affecting of all of those focuses also. They are all occurring simultaneously and they are all intertwined. There is no separation. Therefore, they are all affecting of each other.
What many individuals become confused in concept with is that you possess and hold all of essence within each focus. You are not separated, and although each focus is independent and holds its own choices and integrity and holds slightly different tone from each other focus of essence, each focus holds all of essence. Therefore, they are all each other, simultaneous to being their independent selves. There is no separation.
TOM: Okay, so would all focuses be of the same family, such as myself with Tumold? Or can you enter different focuses with a different family?
ELIAS: The possibility of being, belonging to, another family within another focus is within existence, although I may express to you that as all of your focuses are simultaneous, you align with different families within each focus, but you do hold one family that you are belonging to within a particular physical dimension.
Be remembering also that each of these families is relative to this particular dimension of physical manifestation. It is not relative to other physical manifestations within other physical dimensions. They are also not necessarily relative to non-physical occupation of consciousness. They are designations of groupings of essences which hold specific intents and actions which pertain to this particular dimension.
Therefore, as I express to you that I am belonging to the family of Sumafi, I am also identifying with this particular physical dimension, and as I hold interaction within this present now with this particular physical dimension, I assume the role also of a specific essence family that in a manner of speaking I was belonging to within my manifestations of physical focus within this particular dimension. As moving into non-physical areas of consciousness, it is no longer necessary for myself to be belonging to this particular essence family, as shall be the situation with any individual that is a final focus and is moving into their disengagement and moving out of their participation within their manifestations in this particular physical dimension.” [session 297, July 14, 1998]ELIAS: “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.” [session 298, July 16, 1998]
MARGOT: “In chatting with Mary just now, she tells me that there’s a little lady that comes up her street every day, and every time she looks at her, she thinks it’s me. The first look she gets, she always thinks it’s me. So, can you enlighten her a little bit on that, or me?
ELIAS: This individual would be another focus of your essence ...
ELIAS: ... which is manifest within this same time framework in this same general location of country as yourself, and also is an example to you and to other individuals of the manifestation within physical form of essences and their preference as to particular forms or appearances. As I have stated previously, essences choose a particular form that they are fond of, so to speak, and create many of their manifestations in like manner to this particular physical expression. In this situation, your essence chooses to be manifesting very similarly to your body type and physical appearance that you have manifest within this particular focus. This be the reason that this individual physically appears to hold a very strong resemblance to you.
Now; let me express to you that not every individual that bears a striking physical resemblance to another individual will necessarily be another manifest focus of the same essence, but many, many times this shall be the situation.
MARGOT: That’s exciting, that she has somebody on her street that I never knew was there!
(Vic’s note: I spoke to this woman briefly when I was Vermont in October of 1998. She does bear a striking resemblance to Margot!)
ELIAS: It is an interesting phenomenon to be physically witnessing other manifestations of one essence that you may physically view that are resembling of each other, and in this, the reason that an individual is struck by the remembrance of another individual is that the individual that they are viewing not only physically resembles another individual, but carries a very similar energy signature. Therefore, there is also an immediate draw to the new individual, or there is an immediate repelling if the situation has presented itself within one focus that these individuals are repelled by each other. Even in your not holding an objective relationship with this individual or viewing them to be what you would term to be a stranger, your response within physical focus merely to their appearance and their energy shall be quite similar to the response that you hold with the other individual that you have established an objective relationship with.
HOWARD: Can I ask something?
ELIAS: You may.
HOWARD: Would this be similar to my feeling between Gennifer Flowers and Hillary Clinton? (Pause)
ELIAS: These individuals hold counterpart action. Therefore, in the particular action of counterpart that they share, there is an exchange of energy which is recognizable to certain individuals if they are allowing themselves to be tuning their attention to the particular energy exchange that these counterparts engage.
HOWARD: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are welcome.” [session 306, August 09, 1998]
RODNEY: “… I have a daughter whose name is ... I won’t refer to her by name, but she’s my oldest daughter, and as I spoke to you before of this, she has chosen to experience a rather severe and crippling case of what is called schizophrenia. My question to you now is, what other roles have this person and I shared in other focuses? Is it possible for you to comment on that?
ELIAS: Absolutely. I may also be encouraging of you to be investigating of these focuses for yourself, for this shall hold much more influence with you than my mere offering of information, but I shall offer you a beginning of information that shall serve to be motivating you in the direction of your own investigations.
Let me express to you that you hold another focus in which you occupy the roles in the same capacity as do you within this focus; you being the father, this individual being the daughter. This would be in what you may term to be the location of rural area, farmland, in what is known as Tibet. This would be removed from you presently, in the time framework of fifth century. You may be investigating of this particular focus, for in this particular focus you have created quite a similar action as you have created in this present focus, for within that focus the daughter also expresses an unusual creation of her individual reality, not aligning with the officially accepted reality. But you may also view within that focus the differences in belief systems, for the expressions are much more accepted in that particular focus, for the individuals that occupy that focus move in the direction of accepting these expressions as mystical and therefore revering these expressions. In investigating this particular focus, you may offer yourself more of an understanding of THIS particular focus and this individual’s creation, for this particular essence chooses to be manifesting in many different focuses within this dimension and not to be complying with the officially accepted realities.
There are some focuses that are occupied, one of which you occupy with this individual also, that move in unusual societal directions within themselves, therefore providing a freer expression, and in this the essence is not moving outside of the officially accepted reality. There is one particular focus that you both occupy in the area of which you now recognize as New Guinea, which in ancient time period held a small tribe of individuals, and within THAT particular society, you both are aligning with the officially accepted beliefs and expressions and behaviors. But in investigating of that focus, you may also recognize that the practices and beliefs would be viewed within this focus as quite unconventional.
RODNEY: Okay ... as viewed from here.
ELIAS: Correct. Now; within the location of the focus occupied in New Guinea, this would be within a time framework that you would identify as twelfth century.
RODNEY: Can you ... would it help me to be more specific on the location? Was it near the ocean? Was it on a mountain?
ELIAS: In the area of New Guinea, your location is much nearer to your sea than to mountainous areas.
RODNEY: Do you believe that there is any available information in official records that may help me look at that, or is that not a worthwhile avenue of investigation?
ELIAS: It is unimportant. This merely serves at times for your objective validation in the area of your own questioning and your own skepticism, not of that which I speak, but of yourselves, for it matters not what I may be offering to you, for it is your own acceptance of self that you question. It matters not that you question me or my information. What holds importance is that you be accepting of your own information and the validation that you connect to with self.
In this, as you continue to be investigating of your focuses, you may offer yourself the remembrance of a particular focus that you may be viewing objectively within your historical records, but as I have stated, this would merely be for your own objective validation, not to be validating any of my information. And in this, I express to you that this is quite likened to a parlor trick, for you hold the knowing within you, and you shall know when the information rings true with you, and you shall hold no doubt in the area of knowing that you have connected with another of your own focuses, and in this you shall not be needing of this type of objective validation.
This is not to say that this type of validation is bad, for it is not. It merely is another form of validation. It also is unnecessary, but I am encouraging, as I have stated, in the direction of viewing any of your focuses for the purpose of your own offering of information to yourself and self-validation in that area. Therefore, if you choose to be moving in the direction of interaction with any given focus that you may objectively validate through your historical records, I shall be acknowledging of this action also, for it is an action of connecting with self and offering you more of an opportunity to be trusting and acknowledging of yourself and therefore accepting of yourself.
Let me also express to you that within this focus of New Guinea, your daughter does not occupy the role of daughter. You are not related to each other in the capacity of family, but are members of the same tribe, so to speak.
RODNEY: Was she a man or a women?
ELIAS: Within that particular focus, she occupies the role of male and you occupy the role of female.
RODNEY: I really thank you. My relationship with this being has been a very energetic one, and the more understanding I acquire regarding it, the more fulfilled I feel. I thank you for all of your help regarding it.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome, and I am quite encouraging in the area of the investigation of this focus that you share within the farmlands of Tibet, for this shall be offering you more personal information that shall align closely with this particular focus presently also.” [session 309, August 22, 1998]
MIKE: “I’m gonna ask you some questions about some of my focuses, and numbers of certain focuses and relationships. Are you gonna be willing to answer these?
ELIAS: You may proceed.
MIKE: Okay. I wanted to know, how many soldier focuses did I manifest as? (Pause)
ELIAS: Let me express to you that these are relative questions. I am aware that I have offered you and other individuals specific numbers of focuses within this dimension.
Now; let me also qualify that those specific numbers apply merely to the focuses that hold the most similar tone to your own.
What I am expressing to you is that if you are engaging the activity of connecting with other focuses that you hold within this dimension, you shall automatically magnate to those particular focuses that are the most similar in tone to this particular focus within this present now.
This is the element that lends energy to the belief system created with individuals of reincarnation, that you hold a line of lifetimes, so to speak. You do not view that you engage several focuses within one time framework. You merely allow yourselves to connect within a linear succession of time framework.
Therefore, I have offered you information in the area of a certain number of focuses that you engage within this dimension, but that is limited merely to those focuses which hold the most similar tone to yourself, yourself being one of those focuses included in that number. But the other focuses within this time framework – of which you are aware that there are other focuses of your essence presently engaging physical focus within this present now – those focuses are not included in that particular number which has been offered.
In like manner, in each time framework of each focus, all of the manifestations of essence are not necessarily included in that particular number.
The reason I offer this information to you presently within this now is that you do not become confused if your numberings appear inconsistent.
For you may inquire a questioning in this type of area – and I may offer you an example – that you may inquire to me, ‘What is the number of focuses that I hold in this particular dimension?’ and I may offer to you a number 12, and you may inquire of me, ‘What is the number of focuses in this dimension that I have engaged the action of choosing physical gender of female?’ and I may express 14. In this, you may become confused, for this numbering appears inconsistent.
What I am expressing to you is that the initial numbering has been offered in response to those tone elements that are the closest in expression to the manifestation that you presently view as yourself.
Therefore, in response to your questioning of soldiers within this physical dimension as a choice of manifestations, I shall offer to you the number of 6. But be considering the information that I have offered within this present now.
MIKE: Okay. Well, the number 53 that you gave me, is that going along the same lines that you just gave with your example, or is that the number of all my focuses in the dimension?
ELIAS: No. As I have expressed, this is the number of focuses within this dimension that are the most closely related in tone to yourself. This is not necessarily the only manifestations of essence that appear within this dimension.
As I have expressed, one of those focuses in that number includes what you identify as yourself, but not necessarily the other three focuses that occupy this time framework which are also manifest in this time. Are you understanding?
MIKE: Yes. When you just said ‘the number which included yourself,’ what number were you talking about?
ELIAS: The number that I have offered you....
MIKE: Of 53?
MIKE: Okay, then let me ask you that question again. How many total focuses, of all the tones I may have chosen, that my essence may have chosen to manifest, how many focuses do I have in this dimension?
ELIAS: In entirety, regardless of similarity of tone? Very well. (Pause) Seven hundred thirty-one.
MIKE: Seven hundred and thirty-one?
MIKE: That’s a lot!
ELIAS: But these are not necessarily all that align with your individual quality of tone. They are expressions of your essence and are expressing within physical manifestation, and all of your focuses of essence do exchange energy with all other focuses, but may not necessarily be entirely influencing in what you may term to be a direct manner.
MIKE: But all those other individuals, just for clarification for my objective here, those other individuals beyond that 53 are still me, though, right?
ELIAS: They are aspects of your essence.
What I am expressing to you is that if you are engaging an exercise of any type to be accessing another focus of your essence in what you term to be a past or future lifetime, so to speak, you shall automatically magnate to certain focuses of essence.
This is not to say that you may not access other focuses, but they shall not necessarily be in direct line with you, so to speak.
What I am offering you in this explanation is also the explanation of why individuals within physical focus have developed the belief system concerning reincarnation, for you automatically magnate to one particular line of manifestations that hold a similar tone to your own, and you do not necessarily access all of the other manifestations, all of the other focuses of essence that are manifest in a particular dimension.
As I have stated, this is not to say that this is not available to you, but in a manner of speaking, these other focuses of essence are not accessed quite so very easily, and would require you tuning your attention and energy in a much more precise manner to allow you to access these other focuses.
Let me express this in another manner. You know yourself as you. A future focus of you ... we shall use future, for it appears that you hold more of an ease in your understanding objectively to be focusing in reverse than to be focusing forward, so to speak. Within linear time frameworks, it is easier for you to think in terms of past lives than it may be to think in terms of future lives.
Therefore, let us express that a future focus of yours engages the activity of choosing to be connecting with other focuses of its essence. In this action, it accesses you as a focus of essence, which it shall interpret as what you term to be a past life.
Now; it may not necessarily access another focus in this same time framework beside yourself. It may access another focus in a time framework previous to your focus within a different time period, but it may not necessarily access more than one focus in this particular time framework.
Now; you are aware that there are three other focuses that are physically manifest in this present time framework, and also yourself. This is not to say that this future focus shall hold an awareness of these other three, for it has accessed you, for you hold the most similar tone to itself. Therefore, it shall assess that within this time framework of your history, you are its past life, not necessarily that it holds four past lives within this time framework. Are you understanding?
MIKE: Yes, very much so. So that would possibly be an explanation of why I have a difficult time connecting with the other three.
MIKE: Okay. Alright, so that number 6 that you gave me of the soldiers applies to the 53?
ELIAS: This would be applying to an inclusion of other focuses also, that do not necessarily hold a similar tone to yourself.
MIKE: So this is out of the 731?
ELIAS: Correct.” [session 354, January 26, 1999]
PAUL: “A follow-up question on focuses: Our friends Nicky and Michael, we spoke to them a week or so ago, and Michael mentioned to me that you had offered him information in regard to the number of manifestations he holds in this universe/dimension, and that there was a new twist, to my understanding, in that you offered him a number, something like 53, but also a second number, something in the order of 731, or something like that (referring to the information in the previous excerpt from session 354, January 26, 1999). And I was wondering if you could offer me information in regard to my focuses, and help explain to me a little bit about those two different types of information regarding focuses and manifestations.
ELIAS: Quite. What I have expressed to Mikah [Michael] is, individuals request a number of focuses that they hold within this physical dimension, and I may be offering a number to them, and this number is relating to the number of focuses that they may easily access and identify in similar tone to themselves. But there is another number that may be offered, which is the entirety of focuses within this dimension of that particular essence.
Now; I have expressed, each of you hold more than one focus within one time framework. Within this particular time framework presently, each of you holds more than one focus of essence. Within each time framework that essence has focused its attention and holds manifestations within, there are also more than one focus manifest in each of these time frameworks.
You within this time framework may access a focus of essence within a different time framework – that which you designate as past or future – more easily than you may access a focus of essence which occupies the same time framework as yourself, for each manifestation of essence – each focus of essence within each time framework – holds a slightly different tone from each other, this offering essence a diversity in experience within its manifestations in one time period.
In my offering of number to Mikah [Michael], I have offered initially the number of focuses that his essence holds within this dimension that may be easily accessed by himself, for they hold similar tone. The second number offered is the entirety of focuses held by essence in this dimension.
PAUL: So, let’s just take a past time framework. Let me see if I understand this.
What I heard you say, I think, is that the past/present/future focuses of my essence that hold similar tone are easier for me to connect with, rather than the additional focuses that share the same time framework with me as a single focus now. But also, the past focuses/future focuses that also have multiple focuses ... from my perspective in my present now, there is a slightly more difficult aspect or quality to them that makes it harder to connect with. Is that anywhere close to what you just said?
Example: You may offer yourself the opportunity to be connecting with what you may term to be a past focus. You may identify a particular past focus within a particular time framework. In that, you may engage your hypnosis or your meditation or your dream state or any of your various methods that you incorporate to be accessing a particular focus, and each time that you direct your attention pastly within the same time framework, the same past focus shall appear.
Let us express the example that you may be connecting with a past focus which is a laborer in construction of what you view as your Great Pyramids. Each time that you engage that direction of attention to access that same time framework, you shall return to accessing that same focus. You shall connect with that same focus.
Now; you may hold in essence four or more focuses of essence within that same time framework within different areas of location of your planet, but the one that you shall continue to connect with shall be the laborer building these pyramids, and you shall not necessarily access the other number of focuses within that particular time framework. You automatically magnate to the one focus, for it holds a very similar tone to yourself. Therefore, there is an ease in accessing a connection with that particular focus. This is not to say that you may not be accessing the other focuses. I am merely expressing that you shall be experiencing more difficulty – more of a thickness – in your accomplishment in accessing the other focuses within that time framework, for they hold a slightly different tone.
The one focus also generally shall hold certain qualities within its manifestation and within its intent that may be similar to your own. This also creates more of an ease or less of a thickness within energy for you to be accessing that particular focus, but there are more than one focus within each time framework. Therefore, I offer to you the number – in the request with individuals – that shall be easily accessed by you, that hold a similar tone. If specifically requesting the number of all focuses of essence within this particular dimension, I may also access that information, but it shall not be offered automatically, for you shall not automatically access all of these focuses.
PAUL: So, a follow-up question to that, Elias. Within energy, as you explain it, the relationship between the similarity of tone versus the relationship between maybe a little more dissimilar tone, is it a two-way relationship? Meaning ... let’s take this example of the focus of the past builder of the pyramids. Is it just as easy for that focus of Caroll to connect with me? And let’s take another focus that exists in that time of the pyramids, that shares that time with the laborer. Is it easy or is it difficult for that focus to connect with me, in terms of similarity of tone?
ELIAS: No. It would be shared between yourself and that laborer. That focus may access you as easily as you may access it. Another focus within that time framework may access another focus within this time framework of your essence, for they shall hold similarity in tone, but they shall hold difficulty and more thickness in their attempt to be accessing you. Are you understanding?
PAUL: Yes, I am, and I have another follow-up question then. In [session 224] October of 1997, we talked about an experience of mine, an out-of-body, where I connected with what I believe you termed at that time as an alternate future self. I did get a name of Manson and a very clear visual, but I had difficulty communicating and talking. So my question is, is that focus that I connected with in that experience, is that one of the focuses that’s probably holding a dissimilar tone? Because it was difficult for me to communicate. Is that correct?
ELIAS: No. Although you held difficulty in communication, you did not hold difficulty in accessing.
Many times you may experience difficulty in your actual objective communication and interaction with another focus. You are crossing what you may term to be barriers – time dimensions – and therefore you are engaging different layers of consciousness, and translations need be placed in order, in a manner of speaking. Therefore, you shall be experiencing certain elements of difficulty if you are attempting to be objectively interacting with the other individual.
Be remembering, this other individual IS another individual, but is also simultaneously you.
Therefore, this creates a difficulty, for engaging other focuses of essence within physical focus may disrupt your identity temporarily, as I have expressed previously. Therefore, there are barriers that you have created within physical focus to be preventing this action of confusing your individual identity.
In this, a focus which holds a slightly different tone from yourself ... you shall hold difficulty in accessing objective awareness of them at all.
PAUL: So, another question then. It seems that the design of these veils, these barriers that we’ve talked about, is to help prevent disorientation and confusion from the essence point of view with all of its focuses, in managing all of the focuses so that they don’t bleed through too intensely.
ELIAS: You are correct.
This has ALL been created quite purposefully and intently, that you have designed certain separations and veils within this dimension for the purity of your experiences within each focus of essence. You have designed the focuses of essence to be quite singular, and in that, as they bleed through to each other, there IS a lessening of this separation that you have created and a dropping of these veils, and there is also a byproduct, temporarily, in the confusion of the singular identity.
Now; this confusion in identity shall not be occurring if you are merely viewing another focus. If you are not actively, so to speak, engaging another focus of essence and you are merely viewing another focus, you shall not be threatening your individual identity.
For you have equipped yourself within your focus with an automatic identification, and within your belief systems – which do, many times, move to your benefit – you have created a system, so to speak, of identifying self and not allowing any other element to be interrupting or threatening this. You shall view another focus, and you shall automatically not associate that focus as yourself. You shall continue to identify yourself as yourself – separate, apart, and different. Therefore, you are not confusing yourself.
But once you move into the area of dropping these veils and engaging interaction with another focus, you also are loosening your hold within your separation, therefore creating a window between these focuses that may lend to the confusion of your own individual identity within your focus.
PAUL: Thank you. One other question. Given this magnificent multi-dimensional design of essences and manifestations and focuses in physical time frameworks and all of the subtle relationships between them – counterpart action, fragments, splinters, and so forth ... all this is happening in multiple time frameworks and from other points of view or perception and in simultaneous or no-time.
How is it that each focus wakes up each morning, after perhaps sleep state or an experience of subjective activity ... how does it know where and when? (Elias grins) How does it happen so precisely, in terms of time, that we don’t get lost in all of this? Not identity, but just in terms of where and when, time and place?
ELIAS: Ah! This is the magnificence of essence, for all within essence is immaculate and perfect! In this, as it is focusing its attention within all of these areas, let me express to you that you also mirror this action to an extent within your physical focuses.
How may YOU engage more than one activity within one time framework and not confuse yourself and continue within the identification of each task or event or interaction simultaneously? You may be incorporating several different actions simultaneously and not be confusing yourselves. This is a small mirror action of what essence is creating within consciousness.
Each focus of attention is a precise and immaculate stream of energy which is directed intently and specifically and quite purposefully in a particular area, a particular direction, and within essence it does not confuse itself in its actions and is multi-dimensionally experiencing continuously in its gathering of information and experiences, which is the action of becoming continuously. (3)
Is it not glorious to view the wondrousness and the spectacular movement of what you are?
PAUL: It’s just spectacular, it absolutely is! The precision, as you said ... the immaculate focuses of energy and keeping it all straight ... even from my perspective, it’s just magnificent!
ELIAS: Quite, and this be the reason that I express to you that you are glorious beings! You do not merely focus your attention of essence in all of these directions of the focuses within all of the physical dimensions and all of the areas of consciousness non-physically simultaneously, but you also focus your attention in the creation of all of these dimensions themselves and all that is created within them and all that exists within them!
ALL of this is your creation, and is it not wondrous?
PAUL: Some of us are actually beginning to believe that, Elias!
ELIAS: In this, I express to you all, why shall you be discounting of self if you are such magnificent beings that you may be creating of such gloriousness?
PAUL: I think it’s group-hug time! (Laughter)
ELIAS: HA HA! (Grinning)
PAUL: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome!” [session 377, March 23, 1999]
VIVIEN: “Alright, now for the alien focuses I believe I’ve contacted. There was one, very, very clear, almost reptilian in appearance; male, I would say, and humanoid, but the facial features reminded me of a reptile of sorts, wide-apart eyes and a hard sort of skinned body. One that I saw looking at me in the eyes, it was like a greeting, a smile of greeting, but an affected smile, although it wasn’t really a smile. Another male with that one was also greeting me, or that was my interpretation of it anyway.
ELIAS: I am acknowledging of your accomplishment in this area!
VIVIEN: So it was real? Whoa! Very unusual! (Elias chuckles) Would it make any sense to me if you told me more?
ELIAS: No, it would not. Other dimensions holding other physical focuses are not easily translated into this dimension, and this holds in like manner in the reverse.
VIVIEN: Yes. It was a very unusual experience! It didn’t last very long, but it was quite clear.
ELIAS: You shall notice that in your encounters with other-dimensional focuses, they shall appear to you to be brief initially, for much of what you are viewing is a translation, that you may understand your connection and that you also may not be experiencing fearfulness.
VIVIEN: Yeah, like terror! If I came across a reptilian humanoid like that in this focus, I’d have quite a start! (Elias chuckles)
The other alien encounter was more of a dream or an out-of-body, quite a little while ago, but I’ve been trying to figure it out myself. The creature that I saw was standing like a human, but the head was enormous, and shaped like a mushroom or a jellyfish, with sort of tendrils hanging down from it. The forearms seemed to be either long sticks or holding onto long sticks, and there was some connection with you, and a cave of some kind. (Pause)
ELIAS: You have accomplished your connection in this area also. This would be what you term to be an out-of-body experience in which you have penetrated a veil dimensionally and have intersected another focus of your essence within another dimension.
In this, I hold interactiveness within other dimensions, but they would be different aspects of this essence than the aspects of which you are familiar with in interaction in this energy exchange. Therefore, you may identify a type of familiarity that you shall translate into an identification of myself, but you also shall not necessarily entirely connect with the aspect which is interactive within that dimension, for it also holds much unfamiliarity to you.
VIVIEN: Yes. It was very unfamiliar surroundings. The whole place was very strange, although I felt quite comfortable.
ELIAS: There is no need for distress or fearfulness as you are engaging this type of activity, and if you are allowing yourself to be projecting through these veils and exploring other-dimensional focuses, you may be quite fascinated with what you are encountering, and you shall also validate to yourself that you need not be experiencing fearfulness, for no harmfulness shall befall you.
VIVIEN: Yes, I understand that, but it’s a little bit different when you’re actually in the experience! I’ll have to work on holding on to that safety, that feeling of safety. (Elias chuckles)
Another alien focus, what is commonly called the grays, I think I have focus there as well; female, or what would be the equivalent of what a female would be.
ELIAS: Now; let me express to you that this particular manifestation of what you term to be extraterrestrials is not in actuality an actual dimensional focus. It is a translation.
In this, you are connecting with another focus interdimensionally, but what is appearing to you is a manifestation that you may identify with, for this particular dimension that many of you connect with in this physical focus does not hold any familiarity to you in form. Therefore, you assign a form commonly to this particular entity, so to speak.
VIVIEN: Okay, I understand. We translate in ways that we can relate to in our own objective knowledge.
ELIAS: Quite.” [session 382, April 12, 1999]
JEN: “… yesterday I did this hypnosis thing, and I’m not quite sure. What I originally saw ... the first thing I saw was a guy – I don’t know, maybe he was in his thirties or forties – and he seemed to be like from a Grecian time, like he was wearing ... not a robe, but it was a robe, but it didn’t come down past his knees, and he had some sort of crown thingamabob on his head, and I’m not sure if that was me or not. I seemed to be on this hill – maybe it was England or someplace green, and I know there’s other places that are green besides England – and looking down at something. But then from that, I seemed to ... when I started to figure out where I was as a kid in this particular focus, it was more related to a castle, and in this castle was me as a young boy, and as the young boy grew, he was this king, and he was kind of a jerk – he was definitely a jerk – but whatever. I’m not quite sure ... I’m looking for a little validation or verification about that.
ELIAS: (Chuckling) I am aware that within the beginning throes of your investigations within physical focus into these areas of consciousness, it is unfamiliar and therefore holds an element of being suspect to you. In this, I shall validate to you that you have accomplished viewing momentarily another focus that you hold of your essence, which is also you ... although as you are aware, it is also not you. In this, you have offered yourself an experimentation in allowing yourself to touch your foot into the water, and you have allowed yourself a moment of peeking into more of your reality.
This is your beginning point. Now that you have accomplished this action temporarily, you may be allowing yourself more relaxation in this area, knowing that you ARE accomplishing. This is not what you within physical terms express as imagination. It IS reality, and you ARE viewing another focus. You also allow yourself the opportunity to view the ease in which you may access this information and these experiences. It is not difficult, and you may be allowing yourself quite efficiently to be sliding into these experiences quite easily.
As you move into viewing and exploring these different focuses, be remembering, first of all, this type of experiencing is fun! And also be reminding yourself to be aware that these are choices of experiences of other individuals and they are not right or wrong or good or bad, and although you place judgment upon them within your individual beliefs, all of these experiences lend energy to your own experiences. In some, as another individual may be viewed as a scoundrel, that focus provides the output of energy that you need not be creating, for it is already being experienced within another focus, therefore allowing you the liberty to be exploring experiences in different areas.
JEN: Right. So, one thing I got from that little journey yesterday was this little ... well, it wasn’t so little, but this wave of sadness almost, and it wasn’t necessarily that I was feeling sad for this individual. It was just a sadness that seemed to certainly embrace a little bit of that particular focus, and it also seemed to be a part of other focuses. I’ve noticed it in this focus that I’m in currently, and whenever I’ve done therapy or whatever, I’ve paid attention to that, but I’ve also known that it’s much more than just this particular focus. It has a lot to do with other focuses, and I’m wondering if you can offer me any insight as to what that might be about. Maybe I’ll find it when I do hypnosis, but I’m curious.
ELIAS: I shall express to you, what you are noticing presently is a commonality in energy which is expressed in several focuses that you hold. Now; in this noticing, I express to you also that you are offering yourself information as to the workings, so to speak, of focuses of essence.
I have expressed many times that you are affecting of all of your focuses, and all of your focuses are affecting of you. There is an interplay and exchange of energy which occurs continuously, but within a particular focus, you may not hold an objective understanding of the workings of this interplay.
As you begin to explore other focuses, you also allow yourself the noticing of the commonalities in the experiences and the feelings of these focuses, and you draw to yourself the noticing of energy which is expressed in other focuses which is similar to your own.
The reason you magnate to these focuses is that they are lending energy to you, and it is not being reconfigured by you in a manner to be beneficial to you in any other direction. It is being accepted by you in the manner that it is expressed, and the reason you accept it in this manner is that you identify with that expression, in a manner of speaking. It is familiar to you. You are understanding of that energy already, and therefore you are not reconfiguring that energy, but merely allowing yourself to draw to yourself that sameness in energy.
Now; I have also expressed previously that in viewing and exploring other focuses, in noticing these commonalities and these similarities in expressions, you offer yourselves the opportunity to be reconfiguring that energy, for many times the energy that you allow to be not reconfigured lends to an intensification of energy that you view as negative or conflicting or lending to what you identify as unhappiness.
Now; once you have identified your ‘dead mouse playing,’ (4) you shall also realize that many times within physical focus, as you do hold a fascination with conflict and drama and all of those elements that you label as negative, it is quite common that you be magnating to accepting energy that shall perpetuate those types of experiences.
In this, the reason that you are noticing within this focus is that you are turning your attention objectively in this focus to self, and you are allowing yourself to be moving through certain issues and moving yourself more fully into an expression of acceptance and trust of self in a genuine manner. In this, you emphasize certain areas of your experience that gain your attention, for they are uncomfortable.
In this, you have addressed to elements of your focus within your reality that you create frustration within. You have occupied your attention for a considerable time framework in addressing to this creation of frustration, and you have allowed yourself quite efficiently to be moving through much of this issue which creates your expression of frustration and conflict.
Now you move into more of a quietness and a calmness within your focus, as you HAVE moved through much of your frustration creations.
JEN: Right, and the calmness is ... I wonder, is it ... I know it’s genuine ’cause I can feel it, but then I also worry. It’s like the calm before the storm or something, you know?
JEN: Which I know I’m not trusting self if I’m thinking that, I suppose.
ELIAS: Let us continue within this examination.
In this, be acknowledging to yourself that you ARE accomplishing and that you HAVE accomplished greatly in this area, but you have chosen to be moving in directions singularly, choosing one area to be addressing in each time framework. You have addressed to the area of frustration and have allowed yourself more of a calmness, and now you move yourself into addressing to deeper issues of acceptance and trust of self, in which you now identify certain feelings of sadness.
These are deeper areas within self in which you address to certain separations that you have created within your focus – within self – in the areas of not accepting certain elements of self. You are beyond the frustration now, and you are moving yourself into the expression of looking more fully to self and your expression.
JEN: So does the hypnosis, this looking at past focuses, lend helpfulness then in this current project?
JEN: Hmm. Okay. The calmness is wonderful. I feel like it is definitely creating a little bit more connectedness, and that is my hope and my intention, ’cause it feels like there’s been quite a bit of conflict or trauma in my life to this ... I don’t know, maybe up to the last couple of ... the last year or so, and I need to trust that. I want to trust that.
ELIAS: Ah, but look to yourself and offer yourself the reinforcement and the validation! You have moved quite efficiently, and you occupy an expression of a very different energy now than you were experiencing previously within our interactions, are you not?
JEN: Oh, our interactions? You mean a couple of years in my time? Yes, that’s true ... that’s true. It’s nice. It’s exciting!
I remember reading a transcript about you describing different aspects of self that – in your particular case – would come through, some stronger, some not, and recognizing in my own self what seems to be different aspects of self. There’s honestly some aspects that I don’t really like very much, that I wonder ‘who is this person?’ and whether it’s just negativity or an intensity or meanness or just bitchiness or whatever it is, and I feel like I want to run away from this aspect of who I am!
(Vic’s note: I know this feeling, Jen!)
It’s not there all the time, but it’s been something that I’ve been noticing more, you know, like I’m not necessarily comfortable in my own skin at times – not all the time, but just certain times. It’s strange. It feels like it’s very different aspects of me.
ELIAS: Quite, but all of these aspects of you provide you with different types of experiences and different types of expressions that within any one particular aspect may not necessarily be expressed, and may hold latent qualities that are expressed within a different aspect.
Let me express to you that each of these aspects present themselves, as they are all elements of you. But within your beliefs, which are quite strong, you look to certain aspects and certain expressions that you are creating and you express to yourself, ‘These are acceptable, these are very good, and these are very beneficial,’ and you look to certain other expressions and you create judgments upon them in expressing that they are not acceptable.
JEN: They seem more difficult. They just seem not calm, not easy. I’m sort of fighting myself when I’m in those places, versus flowing.
ELIAS: Ah, but you are also offering yourself the opportunity to incorporate balance, and to be recognizing that you may incorporate all of these different aspects and different expressions and you may incorporate a flow within them all.
If you are choosing to be creating of a focus in which your only expression is to be calm continuously, I shall be suggesting to you that you be associating yourself with a monastery, (chuckling) which you have not incorporated into your probabilities within this particular focus! What you have offered yourself within this focus is not to be limiting yourself, but to be incorporating all of you, all of the colors of you that create the entirety of your picture.
You are moving in the direction of allowing yourself acceptance. In this, you hold no difficulty in accepting the acceptable areas of yourself. Therefore, you begin to draw your attention to those areas that you view to be unacceptable, and this becomes forefront in your attention, and you begin to notice more and more these expressions within those areas that you view as unacceptable. But what you are attempting to be accomplishing is to be reining in those areas and to be altering them and fitting them into the other expressions.
‘Let me hold anger and sadness and restlessness and place them into the box of calm.’ But they are not calm! ‘Let me place the storm that creates lightening within the sky and rains heavily upon the earth and place it into the box of sunshine.’ But look to your expression of your creations within your weather. Your storm is creating of wondrous growth! The electricity which is generated in your lightening, which is quite dramatic, also stimulates certain elements within your physical environment, producing a chemical reaction in stimulating certain elements of nitrogen within your earth, which projects your plants to grow more efficiently.
Therefore, each holds purposefulness in its expression. Therefore, why shall you box certain expressions into other expressions and deny the fullness of all of your expressions? Incorporate them all and be accepting of them all, as you are accepting of yourself in balance and in its entirety, not merely sections of yourself.” [session 403, May 26, 1999]
JOE: “Focuses. Just out of curiosity, ’cause I think this is great to be able to know this, how many focuses – and I know myself being one of them – but how many focuses in this dimension does my essence presently hold, and what focuses, as I strive for remembrance in that terminology, what focuses hold a similar tone to my own that would be easy for me to access?
ELIAS: Within this physical dimension, you hold seventy-one manifestations or focuses of essence. In this, you hold sixteen which shall be easily accessible to you, that hold similar tone and that you may be allowing yourself objective connection with and exploration of without difficulty.
JOE: Are they within this same time period that I hold, or are they kind of spread out throughout time?
ELIAS: Within this particular time framework now, you hold three other focuses of essence.
Now; those three other focuses of essence do not hold similar tone to you within this focus. This is generally the direction that essences are creating within. Within any given time framework in which an essence chooses to be manifesting focuses, it shall manifest several focuses, but they shall not hold physical proximity to each other ... generally speaking, be remembering, for occasionally an essence may move in the direction of manifesting two focuses of itself into a physical location in which they may objectively meet.
But generally speaking, this is not the situation that occurs in essence manifesting into physical focuses. Generally speaking, it shall create several focuses which shall occupy different physical locations throughout your globe and shall hold different tones, so to speak, therefore offering different types of experiences within one time framework.
In this, as you look to your explorations of other focuses, as I have stated previously with other individuals, you shall magnate to one particular focus within each given time framework, and if you are re-accessing a particular time framework, you shall most probably re-access that same focus, and not generally move in the direction of accessing the other focuses that occupy the same time framework, for they do not hold similar tone. This is all quite purposeful, for this offers essence great diversity and variety of experiences within physical dimensions. It also creates what you term to be a veil, but this veil is purposeful also, for this, in objective physical terms, insures the identity of each focus without introducing elements that may be confusing to the individual focuses.
This be the reason also that generally speaking, different focuses of an essence within the same time framework shall not objectively meet or interact with each other, and if they ARE meeting or holding limited interaction with each other in one time framework, they shall hold little draw to each other. They shall objectify this action and behavior by expressing to themselves that they hold little in common with this other individual or they hold no feeling towards this other individual. This also is a natural expression of essence in providing a type of veil between these focuses, that they shall not threaten each other’s individuality and identity in their interaction. Are you understanding?
JOE: Yeah, I think I understand perfectly. Of the sixteen that are easily accessible ... this is kind of the direction that I’d like to go in. I’d like to be able to access these focuses. I’d like to learn how to do it. I’d actually like to experience it. Of the sixteen that are easily accessible, can you give me one that I can kind of work on to kind of access this focus?
ELIAS: I may offer to you two, and you may create your beginning point in this area, and you may be playful with each of these focuses.
One focus you hold in the physical location of Africa, in northern areas of this continent. This focus is of a female individual within the time framework of early 1800’s; an individual that has moved from what you would term to be tribal life, so to speak, in childhood into more of an urban choice of creation of their focus as an adult.
But this individual encounters challenges in the society in which it moves for the reason that it has created a primitive childhood, and has moved from the primitive into the civilized, so to speak, in your VERY physical terms. Ha ha ha! In this, there is a presentment of many different challenges in adjustment of two very different types of creations in one focus.
This particular focus may be helpful to you in offering you an understanding and more of an awareness, and lending energy to you and vice versa, in the area that within this focus of yourself, you create a similar type of action in participating in this shift in consciousness. You are moving yourself from the familiar into the unfamiliar and creating two very different types of expressions within one focus; in your physical terms, growing up as a child in your conventional societal terms, but as an adult, moving into a widening of awareness and aligning with this shift in consciousness. Therefore, in a different expression objectively, you are creating similar challenges. In this, this particular African focus may be helpful to you.
You may also be investigating of another focus in the physical location of what you may term to be northern Canada. In this is occupied a male figure which chooses to be creating his reality in utmost simplicity. This occupies the time framework of 1500’s, mid-point. This individual creates a challenging and physically difficult experience in their expression, but creates also a very simplistic existence within his focus.
You may also be availing yourself of information from this particular focus in association with your focus, in that you may be creating many challenges within your individual focus, but as you continue to allow yourself to be viewing your creations and your reality and your challenges simplistically and not complicating your creations – or the analyzation of your creations or other individuals’ creations – you may be offering yourself much efficiency and much more of an ease within your particular focus.
Therefore, I express to you that both of these focuses presently may be beneficial to you in your exploration of them.
JOE: Okay. What I’ll do, since I know Mary’s on a time constraint, I’ll go back through the transcripts and try to glean from them any information that I can as to how I go about accessing these focuses.
ELIAS: You may....
JOE: What I can offer them, what they can offer me, that sort of thing, and then what I don’t understand or can’t find, I can maybe ask you about in our next conversation.
ELIAS: “In actuality, you do hold many focuses, that which you identify as lifetimes. I express the terminology of focuses quite purposefully. The entirety of the summation of all focuses within one particular physical dimension would be designated as a lifetime, so to speak, and all of those focuses – which you identify as lifetimes – are different directions of attention within the lifetime occupied in one physical dimension.
You are essence. Therefore, you are much larger and greater than you view yourselves to be within one particular focus. This now which you identify, and the you that you know and that you are familiar with, is one focus of essence.
Now; as we discuss an individual focus, be not misunderstanding that you may think to yourself that you are merely a piece or a part of an essence, for you are not. You are the entirety of essence. Your attention presently is focused in one direction. This is not to say that this is all of you. It is merely the direction of your attention that you are focusing upon, and you may view your physical manifestation presently, now, and offer yourselves an example of this type of action.
You perceive one physical body form. This you identify as you. Within this one physical body form, many actions are occurring simultaneously. You hold five outer senses which are continuously, nonstopping, processing input of stimulation and information of your environment and of yourself, but you are not holding your attention within the action of your outer senses. Therefore, you are not noticing all that is being processed and all that is being created within the action of the function of your outer senses.
Within your physical body form, there are infinite actions that are occurring simultaneously, and you are not focusing your attention upon any of the actions that are occurring continuously within your physical body form.
Outside of your physical body, many actions are occurring. You are participating in interaction with other individuals. You have created an environment in which you are participating within and you have created a world which is affecting of you, and you are affecting of it. But within a particular moment, you may not be holding your attention in the area of noticing any of these elements that are all occurring simultaneously. You may hold your attention quite singularly, and merely be aware of one action.
Presently within this very moment, now, you are aware of the interaction that you are listening to with myself. You are not holding your attention in the area of any other action that is occurring within this dwelling.
This is not to say that actions are not occurring. They are, and you are also participating in these actions by your mere existence within this room.
The point of this explanation is to offer you slightly more of an understanding of how very many actions occur. It is your perception which identifies what you view, and within your perception, you view where you are directing your attention.
As essence, you are directing your attention – one of your attentions – to this particular focus, and you are participating in this focus. You do not allow yourselves the awareness of all of the other focuses which are occurring simultaneously.” [session 488, October 20, 1999]
JOE: “So basically – how do I put this? – the basis for no separation versus individuality is simply the focus of attention.
ELIAS: Yes. This is what I have been expressing to many individuals concerning other focuses of their essence, and it applies also to the concept of essence and consciousness. They are not separated. There are not individual sections or separated entities of consciousness.
But be recognizing that you associate through the blueprint of what is known in this physical dimension and reality. All that you present to yourself is filtered through what is known in objective terms in this physical reality, and this physical reality incorporates separation purposefully, and therefore you automatically associate in that known familiarity. Therefore, the concept of the lack of separation is unfamiliar to you, and presents to you in objective terms quite a challenge in your ability to be assimilating an understanding of that type of reality, or the concept of reality in those terms.
Now; this is also what I have expressed to you as the widening of your awareness and the incorporation of the remembrance.
The remembrance, as I have stated previously, is not memory. It is not the expression of recall or remembering previous experience, so to speak, or previous state of being, in a manner of speaking. The remembrance that I am expressing to you is the widening of your awareness objectively to the point that you incorporate a state of being which KNOWS the lack of separation.
JOE: It would seem to me, in just thinking about this, that we try to hold on to our individuality within this dimension as something totally and absolutely separate, whereas individuality in truth would be a focus of attention within a whole, and not something separated from, or in truth individual – and I don’t know how to put this – and separated, so it’s not. In fact, individuality within All-That-Is means something completely and absolutely different from what this focus of attention would ... or within this dimension, the standard definition would be.
ELIAS: Yes, you are correct, in like manner to the lack of separation of yourself as a focus of attention and all of your focuses of essence in this physical dimension also.
Your natural association, your automatic association, is to separate and view yourself as one individual in one time framework in one space arrangement, and to view all of your other focuses of essence as being separate individuals in separate time frameworks in separate physical locations. You occupy this physical location of a particular continent, a particular country, a particular state, a particular town, a particular home, and in this, you associate a pinpointing of specific physical space arrangement and a singularity and individuality of yourself, and you reinforce this through the creation of one particular physical body expression, one focused intent attention, and the creation of physical imagery that you define as your specific environment.
In this, what you do not recognize is that all physical reality is expressed in the same space arrangement. Therefore, as you begin to allow yourself the recognition that although you may hold another focus of attention in what you define as France in another time framework, such as your 1800s within your linear time framework, you view that to be another individual in another physical location in another time framework, and therefore as separated from you. And if you are interacting with that other focus, your assessment or your definition of your interaction is that you shall be creating a physical projection of yourself to that time and space in which the other individual occupies, or that the other individual shall project themselves to physically be moving to your space and time framework.
In actuality, you are occupying no time and the same space arrangement. Figuratively speaking, you may view all of these focuses of attention as occupying one physical expression, one physical space arrangement, one physical body, and that the attentions are superimposed upon each other simultaneously.
Let me express to you, have you not – which I am aware that you have (chuckling) – incorporated the experience within your one focus of attention in which you allow yourself a moment to be facing yourself within your mirror, your looking glass, and in a particular moment, you view the reflection of yourself and you create a thought within yourself assessing that you do not appear to yourself the same as you are accustomed to or that you are familiar with, and that you may not objectively recognize what may be expressly different, but you know in your assessment that you physically appear different to yourself.
This is one focus of attention, and even within the one focus of attention, at times you view yourself quite differently. You translate this into quite objective, physical terms, and once again in what is known, and also you incorporate the influence of your beliefs.
You may express to yourself in a particular moment, ‘I appear to myself to look older today than I am accustomed to,’ or ‘I appear to myself today, viewing myself in this mirror, to be younger than I am accustomed to viewing myself presently,’ or ‘I appear to myself to be viewing my reflection as brighter or heavier or darker or radiant.’ It matters not. The point is that even within one focus of attention, you offer yourselves the allowance to view yourselves in different expressions, and you question that only slightly, for you incorporate your beliefs, which shall automatically offer you what you term to be a rational explanation of what you are viewing, or you override what you are viewing through your thought process and create an explanation to yourself in terms of rationale.
In this, I may express to you, all of these other focuses are present within you in this one attention simultaneously, and you are present within all of them, and each attention creates its own individual perception of its location, of its environment, of its experience, of its interaction, of all of its reality. They are all present within you.
JOE: Then, Elias, let me ask you this, and I think I’m following pretty close to what it is that you’re telling me here. It would seem to me that each individual focus of attention’s blueprint for experience, although there may be a lot of leeway one way or another, is pretty well set at the time of that attention’s incorporation into the experience reality. (Pause, and Elias takes a deep breath)
ELIAS: In one respect, yes, but let us be clear.
In this, what you set, so to speak, into motion is, in a manner of speaking, a particular frequency of blinking, which creates an actual focus of attention, and in that attention, as you set the attention to a particular frequency of blinking in and out, the attention of the blinking in becomes set as a direction of that attention, which creates an exclusion in paying attention to all of the other blinking in and out that you engage.
JOE: So each focus has a different sequence?
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking. There is a different sequence or a different frequency of blinking. All of consciousness creates different sequences or frequencies of blinking, which creates the attentions.
And in this, as the attention is established in certain attentions, such as some physical attentions – and I may express to you, some nonphysical attentions also – they are set into a motion and direction that allows for the exclusion of the other attentions, and this allows for that particular attention to create its own individual experience and direction, uninterrupted and without distraction.
JOE: Would this explain, then, probable selves?
ELIAS: In which manner?
JOE: Well, if the focus of attention would be a single frequency, but within that frequency ... and this is in my own terms too, in trying to understand this. If each focus was a frequency, within that frequency would be a myriad amount of sub-frequencies.
JOE: So a focus of attention, as basically the carrier frequency, could branch off and actually initiate a lot of sub-frequencies.
ELIAS: Correct. In this context, yes, you are correct, and this also may be applied to the explanation concerning all of the aspects of you, which are not necessarily expressed as probable selves, but all of the alternate selves of you in one focus.
JOE: So basically, the only limiting factor would be the frequency. Everything inherent with that, and the capabilities inherent in that frequency, could be expressed.
Now; in this, what you are moving yourselves into in this shift in consciousness, in part, is widening your objective awareness to allow yourselves the ability to be continuing to create a reality within this physical dimension in the expression of individuality and in the expression of the one focus of attention and its consistency of blinking, but also allowing yourself to incorporate the expression of expansion in turning that attention to be incorporating other blinking.
JOE: So basically, what I’m understanding here in objective terms ... let me see. Basically, there will be an overlap of frequencies in the same blink? (Pause)
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking. Let me express to you, it is the noticing of the blinking itself that you are becoming more aware of, which incorporates many different actions occurring simultaneously, not merely the recognition of one action.
You incorporate this movement, this action of blinking, continuously. But your association with your reality is that there is no blinking, for it is uninterrupted and created in a flow in which you do not view your own action of blinking in and out and all that you are participating within. Therefore, in allowing yourself the recognition of the very action of blinking, you allow yourself to be recognizing that you are incorporating in actuality many attentions and many actions and directions all simultaneously.
Within your physical experience, it may be likened to a mundane experience of yourself choosing to be incorporating an action of engaging in this time framework your physical computer, and simultaneously you may be listening to your music. You may be also engaging an action of interaction with another individual. You may be incorporating the action of reading. You may incorporate many actions simultaneously and hold your attention in all of them. This is what you are moving into in relation to consciousness, in movement within this shift.
To this point within your physical manifestations throughout your history, so to speak, you have singularly focused your attention in the one frequency of blinking, and created an association with that one frequency of blinking....
JOE: That we’ve expressed as a focus.
ELIAS: Correct, and in that, you view it as entirely uninterrupted, and you do not recognize that the action of the blinking is occurring, for there is no interruption....
JOE: So we view it simply as a singular thing.
JOE: When in fact, there is a tremendous multiplicity.
ELIAS: Yes, and you are beginning to allow yourselves an objective viewing, understanding, and allowance of participation with your attention in this action. The....
JOE: So basically, I think in the past – and I might be wrong as to the number, but the idea is the same – I had 51 individual focuses of essence within this dimension. So each of those 51 focuses, although they are actually the same essence, they blink, say, in the first century or the 13th century or the 16th century, but they all occupy the same time space.
JOE: It’s just when the focus of attention is, say, within right now, in the year 2001, at a specific date, at a specific second in time, the attention of focus is there.
JOE: At another point ... and it’s hard to incorporate this into non-time. But in the time framework, at another instant in time, at a point in time, I’m in the 13th century.
JOE: Or the 12th century or the 18th century or whatever.
JOE: But it’s all exactly the same essence.
JOE: So that’s the way we incorporate this singularity of focus within this time framework.
ELIAS: Yes.” [session 758, January 14, 2001]
MIKE: “I have one question that’s been nagging me since my session with you in Germany. (6) I’m a bit confused by this painter focus of mine. In that, I have asked you on numerous occasions if there are any other focuses of mine I would be able to look up that had any other kind of notoriety that I’d be able to research or anything. I’ve counted through all my sessions and I’ve asked you five times in the last year similar questions, and all the answers have been no. Then all of a sudden in Germany when I asked you – or it just came out, I didn’t even ask you directly – it turns out I had this painter focus who is more famous than any other focus I have. And I was wondering, why?
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha ha! I may express to you, Mikah (Michael), I have responded to you quite specifically. In this, I may express to you, be remembering all time is simultaneous, first of all.
Now; I may also express to you that although you associate with time in linear terms, movements of essence are simultaneous; but in association with your recognition of time and also your identification of time in relation to how you incorporate thought processes, many times I choose to be offering information which shall translate through these layers of consciousness in relation to your physical dimension and how you associate in relation to its design incorporating time.
In this, let me express to you, Mikah (Michael), I may be offering information within any time framework that may be confusing to any of you within that time framework, for your objective understanding, associations, beliefs and what you know in the design of your physical dimension shall be confusing to you, for you do associate with linear time in conjunction with experience. Therefore, as I recognize individuals’ assimilation of information in conjunction with linear time and the individual’s movements in association with their assimilation of the information that I am offering to you each, I choose time frameworks in which I shall offer certain expressions of information.
Within the area of consciousness that I focus my attention, or that I occupy, all of these probabilities that you inquire of are already actualized. They are already occurring. Those that have occurred past, those that are what you associate to be future, they are all occurring presently. But within your recognition of time, they may be associated as past or future.
Within each moment that any individual is offering an inquiry to myself, I shall respond to them, in relation to their linear time framework, a translation of activity or associations that are occurring within their association of the now. Are you following thus far?
ELIAS: Therefore, there are some actions and probabilities, movements, that within your association of movement in conjunction with linear time may not translate into the design of your reality within a particular moment, for it may be associated in your reality as a future probability.
Once again, this is the reason that I am continuously reiterating and reinforcing in this information that there are no absolutes. But in the design of what is familiar to you within your physical dimension, you do associate MANY expressions as absolutes.
As an example, many individuals express the inquiry to myself, ‘How many focuses of attention do I incorporate in this physical dimension?’ In the moment, I offer a physical number. This is NOT an absolute. It may or may not fluctuate, dependent upon the individual essence and its activity. This may incorporate many different actions: fragmentation, mergences, other essences that may choose to be interactive and in mergence with any particular essence and creating other focuses in that moment of mergence. There are many different avenues of movement that are incorporated within consciousness. But in translating those movements and actions in relation to numberless essences and within the expression of all of consciousness, there are many fluctuations that occur.
In this, you have created within your essence – as expressed by this particular focus of attention that you recognize as you – a strongly expressed desire to be associated with another focus of attention that you may objectively investigate and explore in relation to your focus of attention presently. This desire has been moving in increasing intensity within a time framework of your linear design in which you move and create your reality in association to your physical dimension.
Now; you are a focus of attention but you are also essence, and all other focuses of attention of essence are present within you. You merely FOCUS your attention in one direction to the objective exclusion of all others, for the most part. But just as I have expressed previously with other individuals, what creates the action of fragmentation is an expression of desire of a particular quality of essence.
Now; desire of a particular quality of essence may also generate other actions, not merely fragmentation. This is not an action in which a piece of essence removes itself from any particular essence to create a new essence in the action of fragmentation; it is an expressed desire of a quality of essence which, figuratively speaking, gives birth, in your terms, to a new expression which becomes the new essence. Be remembering, I am speaking figuratively. For once again, these are not absolutes, and in this I am offering a translation into your language and what you know and understand in relation to the design of your physical reality.
In this, you as a focus of attention are also a quality of essence and you express desires. These desires are not hidden from you, for they do, in a manner of speaking, show themselves or reflect objectively in different manners – inspirations, motivations, that which you objectively define as desires or wants. They may not appear objectively in a type of clarity in which you recognize the movement that you are creating, but you do hold a recognition and an understanding of your desires through what you present to yourself.
In this, you have been for a time framework consistently expressing a particular desire, and in this desire you also have been expressing that desire in alignment with your individual focus intent. In that, you have generated a movement of energy which, in a manner of speaking, has projected a beacon, so to speak, which other essences recognize.
Now; in response to your projection of energy in desire, the essence that, in your terms, focused attention in the manifestation of this individual which you recognize as a painter has been responsive to your expression of desire. In that responsiveness, you have created a mergence of essences. This is not the same action as an observing essence within a particular focus.
This action has created the fruition of the expressed desire, in which you have allowed yourself as essence to merge with certain qualities of another essence, and therefore have focused your attention in one particular specific direction which is the manifestation of this particular individual. Therefore you incorporate this focus, for you have allowed yourself a mergence with a particular quality of essence, and therefore offer yourself this focus also.
This is not a relinquishment of the other essence or acquiring of your essence of a particular focus, for consciousness does not move in this manner. You as focuses of attention are not pawns or objects that may be moved in relation to the will of essence as some entity that is greater than yourselves; and it is also not an action in which another essence may assume any focus of any other essence, for this type of action would be intrusive, and as I have expressed many times previously, there are no ‘walk-ins’ and no other essence assumes any focus of another essence, so this is not the action that has occurred. But what has translated in this time framework, within your objective recognition of time, is that you have allowed a mergence. Therefore, you ARE the other essence and the other essence is you.
MIKE: Hmm. So that focus was a mergence, then. It wasn’t just a singular essence.
MIKE: Do I know the other essence? I mean objectively now, as a focus?
ELIAS: In similar manner to the creation of some fragmentations, the fragmented essence is an expression born of mergences of certain qualities of combined essences. This focus is a creation of the mergence of essences.
MIKE: So at what point ... let me grasp for my thoughts. So if this is a mergence, there is not really one essence that’s expressing more overtly than the other because they’re both the same entity at that point.
ELIAS: Correct! You are correct. For that QUALITY which is being expressed in desire is, figuratively speaking, creating what may almost be identified as another entity in itself as it is a combination of different essences, which the combination in mergence does not distinguish the singularity of identity that you associate with individual essences.
MIKE: Now, you’re saying that this mergence created this focus. So that means that for the entirety of the focus of that individual, it was this entity that was created through the mergence?
ELIAS: Yes. This is not a shared focus. This is not an observing focus. It also is not an action of fragmentation. It is a merging or combining of more than one essence which generates a focus of attention.
MIKE: Does this add to my numbering of focuses?
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking, yes.
MIKE: So, what, now I have 732? (Elias chuckles) (7)
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking, yes! (Mike laughs) There are many, many movements and actions, my friend, that are continuously occurring within consciousness that all essences are participating within that create many different variables and variations of expression. And once again I may express to you, this is the reason that I continue to express to you all that there are no absolutes. For you lock yourselves into thought processes and beliefs that express to you quite frequently the solidity of absolutes, and this contributes to your confusion in objective understanding.
This also, Mikah (Michael), is an expression that I choose not to be offering tremendous volumes of information, concerning actions and movements of consciousness that may be viewed as outside of your physical dimension and reality. For you occupy your attentions in this physical reality, and you associate your understanding with the design of this physical reality.
Other movements of consciousness may be quite confusing within the translation of your objective associations and understanding, and also I may express to you, for the most part it matters not, for it is not necessarily relevant to what you create within your physical reality – not yet, for you have not completed, so to speak, the insertion of your shift in consciousness. Even within the insertion of your shift in consciousness, there are countless movements and actions of consciousness that may continue to be irrelevant to the design of your physical dimension.
MIKE: ... how many focuses, if counting these sorts, this action that we talked about today, how many focuses would I have in total including ones as a focus of Mikah (Michael) including a mergence?
ELIAS: I may express to you quite genuinely, there is no calculation for this type of action.
MIKE: Okay, all right. I’ll buy it.
ELIAS: These types of actions occur quite frequently, my friend, in many different manners and capacities, and therefore within consciousness I may not offer to you an actual count.
MIKE: Would you be willing to offer me the name, the tone, of the mergence that occurred with that focus?
ELIAS: The tone of the mergence – which is not another essence – very well: Michi (MIH shee).
MIKE: Mishi, M-I-S-H-I?
ELIAS: M-I-C-H-I.” [session 881, August 13, 2001]
PAUL T: You challenged me to be expressing how I created new focuses of my essence, and I did some writing on that in, shall we say, an altered state, that stated the process that results in more focuses is choice. Essence chooses to create a new focus – and I’ve applied the term “faceting” to that – in order to gain more experience, to diversify experience.
PAUL T: “I also, in a manner of fun, invited you to make comments on that, using the, shall we say, ‘Forrest method’ of highlighter, and there was one sentence that stuck out here that I was wondering if you could comment on. (8) It had to do with: ‘This of course carries an element of responsibility with it, for once it is realized by a focus that it can, and does, create more facets of itself in the process of imagination, an avenue of communication is opened between the larger viewpoint, so to speak, of essence and how the new focus of attention will interact with all other focuses of attention.’ Can you comment on that? (Pause)
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking, this is another expression of paying attention to self and generating a genuine expression of responsibility of self in an expression of essence.
PAUL T: Okay, I’m not understanding that.
ELIAS: As an expression of essence, essences are not intrusive. Therefore in relation to objective expressions and intentional objective creations and recognizing the vastness of abilities and power that you incorporate as a focus and as being essence, in association with your physical dimension and the beliefs that are incorporated and the automatic expressions that are created in association with your beliefs there is significance in paying attention to self and incorporating responsibility of self concerning what you generate.
Now; let me express to you, what we are speaking of presently is in this present now quite hypothetical. For within your actual physical reality, you have not generated the intimacy in relationship with self yet and the genuine understanding of the vastness of your abilities and the powerfulness of your abilities yet to be objectively expressing this type of action yet. This is not to say that it is impossible or that you do not incorporate the ability to be creating this type of expression objectively and intentionally. But within this present time framework we are speaking hypothetically, for you are not actually generating this type of movement yet in awareness.
Therefore, I wish not to be offering expressions to you in a manner of cautioning or warning, so to speak, for it is unnecessary. But in like manner to cautionings that I have offered to individuals previously in certain expressions that they have allowed themselves an objective awareness of their ability within, I may express to you that in widening your awareness you are moving closer to the realization of some of these types of abilities.
Therefore, there is significance in offering information to you with regard to responsibility and expressions of essence, for you are creating and exploring within a physical dimension that does express belief systems and the automatic expressions of those belief systems continues to be quite familiar. Are you following thus far?
PAUL T: Yes, I believe that I am. And you did touch very well on the concern that I had that if imagination indeed does create a focus, then I don’t, in view of my belief system, feel I have that ability at this time to be creating responsibly, shall we say.
PAUL T: Yes.
ELIAS: I am understanding. For I may express to you, my friend, that the familiar and the automatic expression in direction is to associate that YOU are the creator, and therefore are more than or manipulating of or directing of.
Now; this in actuality is not the situation, in a manner of speaking, although in another manner of speaking it is. You may be creating of another focus, but you are not manipulating it and you are not directing it; but as it is another expression of you as essence, every focus of attention is affecting and influencing of every other focus of attention.
Therefore as I have expressed previously, essences are not intrusive, BUT you may be intrusive to yourself. You shall automatically not be intrusive to another essence, but you may generate this type of action in relation to self as essence, which ultimately is affecting of you.
PAUL T: Understand.
ELIAS: It is not in actuality that, in a manner of speaking, you shall be directing of another focus or that you shall be altering of another focus – although in actuality you may be to an extent, for it is you – but in creating these types of actions and not recognizing objectively and understanding your responsibility to self, you also create affectingness of you.
In a manner of speaking, it may be similar to viewing your physical body and turning your attention to one particular area of your physical body, in example, turning your attention to your physical organ of your heart and creating an expression of energy to attempt to be manipulating it as separate from yourself and therefore choosing to be affecting of this particular organ and stopping its movement. In creating that action, you are also affecting of you.
PAUL T: Very good analogy! I am much acknowledging of you.
ELIAS: (Chuckles) For your physical expression is not separated from you, and therefore in not incorporating a genuine responsibility of self and your choices and recognizing that all of these expressions are you and are not separable from you, but that you may perceive that they are separable from you, you may be affecting of a particular expression but you shall also be affecting of what you perceive to be the whole of you.
PAUL T: Yes. I do see it now.
ELIAS: For you may not affect one aspect without affecting the whole.
PAUL T: As I am coming to understand.
ELIAS: This is the reason that I have expressed many times to many individuals, concern yourself not with personal responsibility in relation to other individuals or to any other expression of consciousness, but concern yourselves with expressing responsibility to self, for this is great enough to be expressing.
PAUL T: Yes, like we’re not busy enough taking care of ourselves, we’ve got to try and do it with everybody else, too!” (Elias laughs) [session 956, November 11, 2001]
PAUL T: “So this recognizing and knowing of the true power that I as an individual focus hold we talked about last time in terms of creation of new focuses of essence. (9) Is there a time framework? Because we talked, or you mentioned, excuse me, that I have not created this action yet of manifesting another focus of my essence. In linear time framework terms, when would that be occurring?
ELIAS: There is no term. It is a choice.
PAUL T: Yet you, at that time in the last session, said that no one ... no, excuse me, you said that I had not manifest that action yet, of creating another focus of attention of my essence.
PAUL T: I took that to imply that it would be post-shift [i.e., sometime after 2075] when that sort of action would become more, shall we say, more commonplace.
PAUL T: Incorrect. Ah!
ELIAS: I have merely expressed this to you to offer you information that it is possible, not that it is commonly expressed and not that it shall become commonly expressed futurely, or that it is an action that is associated with this shift in consciousness. It is merely a statement that this is possible to generate another focus, which alters what you term as the original simultaneous manifestation of all of your focuses in a particular dimension.
But there is no set designation or time framework. This is a choice of the essence, which only translates in association with your perception of linear time. (Pause)
PAUL T: Okay. So the concept of the number of focuses of attention of my essence changing is only relative to linear time, as I perceive it?
PAUL T: The total numbering, in simultaneous time, does not change.
ELIAS: The total numbering within simultaneous time does not cease to change.
PAUL T: Ah! (Chuckles) So it’s a snapshot.
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking.
PAUL H: In linear terms.
PAUL H: What else could it be?
ELIAS: And it is the reason that I continue to express to you all that there are no absolutes. Although you associate with absolutes within your physical dimension, there ARE no absolutes. Consciousness is continuous movement. Therefore, how may you create an absolute? Even consciousness itself is not an absolute, for it is continuously altering. It is continuously changing, exploring, expanding.
PAUL T: Becoming.
PAUL H: Can I ask one more question in this area? The snapshot is a very helpful conceptualization of the information you’ve offered to date in linear terms. You’ve offered to Paul and others a number of focuses in this dimension. You offer a concrete number like 971, and then maybe it’s 972 in another snapshot. In the same sense of a single focus and the probable selves that we’ve discussed as bifurcating or branching off, splintering off based on an intensity of a major decision or something, would you at this point offer a concrete number of probable selves if I were to say, ‘How many probable selves do I have in this now?’ What would your answer to that be?
ELIAS: Numberless, for what you do not recognize concerning these types of actions is that this is all you. Each time you generate one probable self, you generate countless probable selves, for all probabilities are actualized. Therefore in each moment that you create a choice, you also generate every other choice in probability. Therefore, it is a continuous action with no end, and each probable self generates countless probable selves.
PAUL H: So then just a follow-up question. A focus of Paul, a probable Paul disengages, so there are numberless deaths for each focus?
PAUL H: From your perception, your perspective is...
ELIAS: Correct. It is merely a matter of attentions, and each attention creates its own unique expression.
PAUL H: So each focus – and you’ve said this before but I’m just coming at it from a different way – I mean it’s, as our friend Vic (pointing to where she usually sat on her sofa) would say, ‘BIG.’ (10)
PAUL H: Vast. Because we say, ‘We’re just a single focus, blah-blah, and we’re so little.’ But it’s vast, the energy involved in a single focus of attention.
ELIAS: Now incorporate that concept into the concept of you and the powerfulness of you. If you are generating all of this action continuously in one focus of attention, the power that you incorporate is unlimited. (Intently) Without limit.
PAUL H: And there’s responsibility that comes with that power.
ELIAS: To self.
PAUL H: To self, in the context of expression of essence, as you’ve expressed.
PAUL H: Is that an innate quality, this responsibility to self, as you open, become aware, the thinker of the thoughts, the dreamer of the dreams? It’s hard to articulate. I have a conceptual sense of an innate action occurs of awareness widening and a sense of responsibility to self and how self deals with ... in the context of this whole vast array of energy, of consciousness.
ELIAS: Correct, yes. For in this, you become objectively more aware of the lack of separation in this vastness in the expression of consciousness, and therefore you recognize that there is no action of intrusion. For in NOT expressing of essence, in your terms, that which you express is expressed to yourself.
In your physical terms, in narrow expression, if you are generating an action in physical manifestation that is hurtful to another individual, or that which you deem to be intrusive to another individual, you are not creating hurtfulness or intrusiveness to another individual. You are [creating hurtfulness] to yourself, for that which you project outwardly is merely a reflection of yourself. It all is your perception, therefore it is your reality, therefore it is you.
PAUL H: Thank you.
... Just one follow-up ... I’m just playing with personality and the bigness of it. What you’ve discussed as intent, what you’ve discussed as an essence family alignment, I want to focus now on attention, intent, essence family alignment, thought/political/religious/emotional focus, and orientation. Now, I know there’s no absolutes but I’m looking for boundaries here. I’m trying to see the boundaries of a focus and all these probables, infinite probables. Do those four elements, those four traits, do they maintain a consistency in all that infinite variation, as a rule?
ELIAS: Of one focus?
PAUL H: Yes, of one focus.
PAUL H: So those are boundaries, then, from the essence perspective of the focus of attention that then...
ELIAS: Aspects of that focus of attention, yes.
PAUL H: So that the infinite unfolding of consciousness within the ... these are sort of – ‘constraints’ is not the right word – but filters that are chosen for that design and because it leads to certain areas of outcomes and experiences...
PAUL H: ...to be explored. Cool. Okay, thank you. (11)
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.” [session 991, January 21, 2002]
JON: “... Regarding my future focus Jason Mercer, I was trying to connect more with different details about his life, sort of trying to fit it in with other focuses that KC had picked up on, and I kind of got confused. I was wondering if you could tell me what his mother’s name is. I think it starts with an L, either Lisa or Lily, but I’m not sure. (Pause)
ELIAS: Your second impression is correct – Lillian.
JON: Would this be Lillian Robin? (Pause)
JON: I also thought that he went to the island when he was 17 in the year 2231, I think, but that would kind of put him out of the timeframe of Lily, at least concerning our present understanding of lifespans. Can you tell me when he was born?
ELIAS: Shall you not offer an impression? This is your opportunity to practice.
JON: (Laughs) So if he’s still 17 years old in 2231, does that mean he kind of freezes his age at that time, or does he time travel?
ELIAS: It is a matter of bending time and incorporating it in different manners, which as this shift is accomplished, this action of bending time shall also be expressed much more easily and comprehensively. This is associated also with travel. Are you understanding?
JON: You mean traveling by teleporting? (Pause)
ELIAS: Look to your physics in what they express now in their limited understanding. In this, what would you express that would alter time? What action theoretically would you engage in your understanding now that would stop time?
JON: It would be traveling at the speed of light.
Now; this is your understanding now in association with your sciences. This concept is being refined, and the actual action of accomplishing that type of movement is closer than it appears, which allows you to bend time and to be in different time frameworks simultaneously. You are moving closer and closer to that action objectively as you continue within this shift.
Now; in a manner of speaking, you may view your actions presently in investigating other focuses – generally, past focuses – as a beginning step in that direction, for you are already moving in the direction of merging your individual attentions with other attentions of yourself as other focuses. This, in a manner of speaking, is a type of precursor to the types of movements that you shall be creating in association with this shift.
JON: Is it possible to bend time to... I guess you’ve already told me it is possible to move backwards through time.
JON: How come we don’t see people from the future walking around? Is it just because we don’t accept that, so we don’t create that with our perception?
ELIAS: Partially. It is associated with your beliefs. In this, it is much easier for any of you to be projecting to a past focus and even allowing yourself to experience being that past focus, for in association with your beliefs, that has already been created. This is associated with your beliefs concerning time and the linear configuration of it in your physical reality.
In this, your beliefs generate a strong influence of your perception concerning future, future manifestations, future events. They have not occurred yet in your perception and associated with your beliefs. But also in association with your beliefs, past events or manifestations have already been created; therefore, they are accessible. But it is much more challenging to access some expression that you believe has not been created yet.
In actuality, as I have stated, it is all simultaneous and it is merely a matter of mastering the present, in a manner of speaking, for this is what generates ALL of your manifestations past OR future. (Pause)
JON: How is it that we look at people that existed in the past and we agree on all the choices they made through their life? We sort of settle on one probable lifetime that they experienced.
ELIAS: This is the expression of the lack of separation in the collective energy, of which we were discussing previously in relation to your objects and the reason that you create an object within your reality through your perception and all of the other individuals that interact within your reality or your space arrangement shall also view the same object. For you are sharing an energy that you are projecting outward, and you are all manifesting the same expression. You do this in association with individuals, also.
JON: How is it decided which probable version of a person that we choose to accept as their official history? Is it generally the one that they prefer the most?
ELIAS: It is in association with their energy projection, just as with yourself. You are generating choices individually within your focus. You generate a specific movement and direction, and this is the energy that you project outward and that is received by the collective.
In this, as I have stated, generally speaking, with few exceptions you all generate a configuration of the energy that is projected in almost an identical fashion to that which has been projected. You do not alter the energy projection.
JON: But there’s many different energy projections coming from each of the probable me’s.
ELIAS: Correct, but you choose which shall be inserted into this reality, and that is the you that is accepted by the collective expression also.” [session 1278, February 21, 2003]
DON: “Now, you’ve said before that just in general, as a rule, focuses that are concurrent with ours tend to be different in tone. I’ve felt like actually a lot of mine that have overlapped or that do overlap my life, my own focus in time, are similar in tone to myself. Is that correct? Did I state that clearly enough?
ELIAS: I am understanding. I may express to you that they are not necessarily similar in tone, but this is what you may term to be an adequate example of recognizing all of these different focuses as you as one essence.
Now; I may express to individuals that there are some focuses that are similar in tone and they are more easily accessible than other focuses. But remember, they are all focuses of one essence; therefore, they all incorporate one general tone.
The difference in tone is very slight and does not separate one focus from another, but generally speaking, individuals may tend to generate more of an ease in the exploration of certain focuses that generate similar qualities. Even if the experiences may seem quite different, the qualities of the different focuses may be very similar and therefore the tone is very similar.
As I express the terminology of ‘tone,’ this is a vibrational quality. Therefore, it is merely associated with the individual’s personalities and the qualities that they express within a particular focus and many times, also, similarities in their choice of exploration, regardless of whether it is exhibited in very different manners. Are you understanding?
DON: Yes. In fact, I’d always had a little difficulty with the idea that some focuses are similar in tone to, say, my own, with the implication that others are not. I’d imagined that rather than there being a different discrete quality to those focuses, it was sort of an arbitrary decision and kind of a thresholding that you did when you would give a specific number.
ELIAS: As to the similar tones, yes.
DON: Using that threshold, how many of my focuses would you say are similar in tone to my current one?
ELIAS: And your impression?
Now; let me also express to you that you individually and the movement that you are creating, similar to Myranda (Anjuli), and the type of direction that you are expressing in your exploration of other focuses, this particular identification of those which would be of similar tone is somewhat of a moot point, for you are allowing yourself to explore other focuses whether they incorporate that similarity or not, and therefore are not generating that distinction which is generated by most individuals.
DON: I can feel that.
ELIAS: This would be the reason that many individuals in an exploration of other focuses may present to themselves repeatedly the same focuses over and over within dreams or meditations or visualizations. For they gravitate towards certain focuses that do express those similarities in direction or in theme or in personality but not necessarily experiences, although at times experiences also.
DON: ... I have an impression there’s either 14 or 17 of my focuses that are concurrent with my focus of Don. Is one of those correct? That is throughout my life, not all alive at the same time.
ELIAS: In overlapping?
DON: Yes, they overlap my focus of Don.
ELIAS: Yes, 14. But not necessarily what you would term to be concurrent.
DON: Right. For example, I have a focus as a young child in Czechoslovakia and he died when I was a young child.
DON: I feel like Allard (Don) is putting a lot of energy through his focuses in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Not a majority, but a large number of my focuses are in these three centuries.
ELIAS: Correct, and I may express to you that this is an expression of similarity with many individuals within this forum. Not necessarily throughout your world, but of those individuals that have drawn themselves to this forum there are many of which that express a similar concentration within these centuries.
DON: Yes. As such, one thing that I’ve been curious about, and I think you’ve addressed this in other sessions but they haven’t been published yet, it seems to me just looking at it purely statistically, there’s a real over-preponderance of famous focuses identified in the sessions.
ELIAS: Not necessarily. This has been addressed, and I may express to you also, in association with what you term to be percentages and all of the individuals that incorporate notoriety or fame throughout the entirety of your history, those which have been identified within this forum are relatively small.
DON: Would you say if there is a statistical preponderance, what would seem an unusual preponderance of famous or focuses with notoriety in these three centuries, it’s because of what you’ve just said a little while ago, that a lot of essences with a lot of focuses in these centuries have been drawing themselves to this forum.
ELIAS: Correct, and they are investigating. They are paying attention to the investigation of other focuses, and therefore they are discovering focuses that do incorporate fame or notoriety. This is not to say that there are not many individuals outside of this forum that also incorporate focuses within these three centuries that may be viewed as famous, but they may not necessarily be investigating their other focuses.” [session 1297, March 19, 2003]
(1) Vic’s note: at this point, the recorded sound started to fade in and out. I wondered if we might lose the rest of the session. Ron listened to it, and couldn’t figure out what was going on. This never occurred again throughout the rest of the tape. Any impressions?
(2) Paul H.’s note: the concept of “walk-ins” is found in various New Age belief systems. The basic belief is that one personality is born – beginning a lifetime – and at some point a “new” personality takes possession and assumes the primary ego role. The result seems to explain the strong change of personality and loss of memory that some people experience.
Elias attempts to clarify this belief system within the context of human personality as a multidimensional process consisting of a variety of related aspect selves that he terms probable and alternate selves.
Just because people experience significant personality changes and/or inexplicable memory loss doesn't mean that there are intrusive actions of possession or the like foisted upon an individual by a malevolent OR benevolent ''external'' force. This is simply not the case and only serves to perpetuate the beliefs that some external ''thing'' or someone ''else'' creates our reality for us.
(3) Vic’s note: I have changed “that.” to “which” in the following phrase: “... which is the action of becoming continuously.”
(4) Paul H.’s note: Elias uses the metaphor of a cat playing with a dead mouse to represent our endless fascination with creating and experiencing conflict, fear, and trauma.
(5) 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!
(6) Paul H.’s note: Michael refers to a phone session he had about five weeks earlier while traveling through Germany in which Elias identified a painter focus of his as Diego Rivera. Follow this link for more info.
(8) Paul T.’s note: Probably more accurately described as the “Mary method.” From session 269, March 19, 1998, footnote: “(1) In Forrest’s words, this is how the highlighting occurred: ‘Mary read the essays consciously as she normally would, and when her intuition told her to, she highlighted in the usual manner with a yellow pen.’”
(9) Paul H.’s note: Paul T. refers to the previous excerpt in this Digest.
(10) Paul H.’s note: this session occurred about six weeks after Vicki Pendley’s untimely passing on December 06, 2001 from pneumonia. Vic in her own boisterous manner would occasionally use the term BIG to describe the vastness and importance of particular concepts.
Also, this session was one of the last to take place in Vicki and Ron’s home where the initial Elias sessions were held (from session 12, June 04, 1995 until session 265, February 05, 1998). Mary was in Castaic for her annual visit, and was sitting on the white sofa in the living room. Joanne, Paul T., and I were seated across from her. I was sitting on the rocking chair, where I often sat, and Vic’s usual seat on the sofa to my right was empty.
The house was also in the process of being sold and many of Vicki and Ron’s belongings had already been packed and moved to what they called “the red house.” So this house reflected the recent changes in our lives and there was more than a bit of nostalgia in the air. While it wasn’t recorded on the tape, I very much felt Vic’s presence and legacy as I spoke about her during this session.
Library: find out more about Vicky Pendley.
(11) Paul H.’s note: I was wrestling with the idea of constraints, boundaries, or filters in the context of the relationship between subjective and objective awareness and the mechanics of conscious creation. Elias sometimes refers to the basic design of our dimension as “blueprints.”
Digests – see also: | absolutes | alternate selves | aspects of essence; an overview | aspects of essence; primary (directing)/secondary (observing) | attention (doing and choosing) | belief systems; an overview | becoming | bleed-through | blinking in and out | choices/agreements | counterparts; indivdual | cycle of manifestation | dimension | dimensional veils | distortion | elements of essence (emotional, political, religious, thought) energy exchanges; Elias, Paul (Patel) | energy signatures | essence families; an overview (Seer) | essence families; belonging to/aligning with | essence tones | expression of essence | extraterrestrials | fear | focus of essence; beginning – continuing – final | forum | imagery | imagination | information | intents | “karma” | manifestation | mergence | noticing self | objective/subjective awareness | officially accepted reality | out-of-body experiences | engaging periphery | probabilities | probable selves | “reincarnation” | relationships | remembrance of essence | separation | sexuality; gender, orientation, and preference | shift in consciousness | simultaneous time | Source Events | time frameworks | trusting self | vessel | unofficial information | waking state/dream state | widening awareness |
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