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focus of essence; chapter focuses

Paul’s note: Elias introduced the concept of chapter focuses to explain the multidimensional relationships between our group, multiple, and simultaneous lifetimes in the context of shared challenges and mass events.

Elias uses a book metaphor, each with its group of “chapters,” to also explain how we, as essence, create a multidimensional reality in the context of simultaneous time frameworks. Since each “chapter” and “book” is a simultaneity from the subjective perspective of essence, they are not necessary in linear order, but in an order that is conducive to the working out of the challenges involved (for example artistic creativity, religious beliefs, manipulation of matter and energy, intimate relationships, etc.).

To date Elias has offered six periods of history in which many of us have clusters of lifetimes that form a so-called “shift book.” Elias did not coin this specific name, but once again, has adopted its use after others [Katie and Tom] coined it in the context of discussions centering around the Elias email list.

The purpose of the “shift book,” then, is to “lend energy to this particular [present lifetime] in addressing to and moving into the action of this shift in consciousness.” Elias also says that, “each of these chapters focuses upon certain movements in relation to this shift in consciousness, allowing the essences in participation with that movement to become familiar with different avenues of expression and perception.”

This present “chapter” is, according to Elias, the final “chapter.” All of this to say that we live in very challenging times and this metaphor helps to make sense of the amazing changes and acceleration of consciousness going on all around us!

The “shift book” (simultaneous time frameworks included):

  1. Egypt - past/present (time of the pyramids, ca. 2600 BCE), deals with healing, exploration of consciousness, religious and philosophical beliefs, “the recognition that individuals within physical focus may be manipulating energy in physical manners to be manifesting different types of expressions that many other time periods view as impossible.”
  2. British Isles - past/present (Medieval period, ca. 1100 CE), deals with sorcery and a wizard, exploration of consciousness, preparation “for revolutionary movement within the creation of very strong objective physical bonds to each other.” Also, this chapter “offers a difference in perception which you now view in relation to metaphysics and a different type of manipulation of energy, allowing you a familiarity with opening to your periphery and widening your awareness.”
  3. Scotland - past/present - (Medieval period, ca. 1300 CE),least dramatic of the six, recognition of interconnectedness, camaraderie, lack of separation, each experience affects all others.
  4. France (French Revolution) - past/present (Renaissance period, ca. mid-1700's to early 1800's CE) - deals with “the participation in the actions which are chosen in revolutionary manner, which allows for the acceptance of each other within the roles played.”
  5. Global (the shift in consciousness) - present/present (Modern/Postmodern period, ca. 1900 to 2075 CE) - deals with the shift in consciousness, “creating the preparation for the action of the true revolution.”
  6. The City - future/present (ca. 2100 to 2200 CE) - deals with lending energy “to be offering an expression that minimizes trauma, [and] offers a familiarity that you assimilate in this [present] time framework and allow yourself a sense, so to speak, of safety rather than fear.”

These “books” and “chapters” overlap with each other. For example, there are other “books,” namely the “religious book” whose final chapter culminated with World War II, that Elias has talked about but the sessions are just beginning to be published. Again, this is a metaphor presented to help us understand what we are creating and experiencing NOW as the shift in consciousness accelerates toward its inevitable conclusion around the year 2075.

The following is a list compiled by Margot Reed from as yet unpublished sessions of two additional “books” and “chapters” that have been identified to date:

The “religious book” (simultaneous time frameworks included):

  • Ancient Mesopotamia - past/present (ca. 5000-4000 BCE)
  • Ancient Egypt - past/present
  • Ancient Greece - past/present
  • India (Origins of Hinduism) - past/present (ca. 4000 BCE)
  • Egypt, Amarna Period - past/present (ca. 1350-1300 BCE)
  • Judea - past/present
  • Roman Civil Wars - past/present
  • Inception of the Catholic Church - past/present
  • Crusades - past/present
  • Inquisition - past/present
  • Reformation - past/present
  • Zulu Wars - past/present
  • World War II - past/present (ca. 1935-1950 CE) - this is the “final” chapter according to Elias.

The “Alexander book” (simultaneous time frameworks included):

  • Alexander the Great - past/present - (ca. 300 BCE)
  • Rome during the time of Julius Ceasar - past/present
  • Medieval England - past/present - (ca. 900 CE)
  • This Now - present/present
  • Sometime after the shift in consciousness - future/present - (ca. post-2075 CE)

Elias “gems”

ELIAS: “You do not generally remember all of your focuses within one focus. You do not necessarily identify with all of your experiences. You may hold a focus within your time period of your pyramids. You may hold no identification or feeling of attraction to this time period, but within certain actions and intent of individual focuses which may be common, you may identify with another focus which holds a common intent.

As I have expressed, each focus holds its own intent and desires, although underlying they also align with the intent of the family that they belong to. Each individual focus holds its own pool of probabilities and its own intent. Some are more similar than others. Some, in a manner of speaking, may be ‘sequel stories’ to each other. Therefore, although, as I have stated previously, no focus holds more significance than another and no focus is more influencing than another, you may hold objectively more of a remembrance of one than another.” [session 142, December 27, 1996]

ELIAS: “I expressed to you at our last meeting that some focuses continue each other as ‘sequels’ of books. (1) Are you remembering of this?

VICKI: Yes.

ELIAS: They are continuations, so to speak. Although they are not accomplished linearly, you may view them as continuing chapters of the same story. In this, they would be considered parallel focuses. You may view within your new game many focuses in which you have held experiences quite different to each other. Then you may also view some focuses that are seemingly related. You are engaged with all of the same characters within a continuation of the same play.” [session 142, December 29, 1996]

ELIAS: “At times, very influencing focuses are what we term to be chapter focuses.

NICKY: What are they?

ELIAS: Chapter focuses.

These are continuing focuses. They create in the manner of a continuance. One focus is creating a line of direction, and another focus subsequently follows that line of direction in continuation of what is begun within one focus.

Now; these focuses need not be following each other linearly in time frameworks.

In example, you may be creating a beginning chapter focus within your eleventh century. You may continue with your subsequent chapter focus in following that line within your sixteenth century. You may continue with the next chapter, so to speak, in your fifth century. Are you understanding?

NICKY: Oh yeah.

ELIAS: It may jump, so to speak, in respect to your linear time framework and does not necessarily need be holding to the pattern of how you have created your linear time framework historically, but this matters not. It is the focuses themselves which are creating a specific line of direction which is influencing of each other, and one continues from another.

Those types of focuses are very influencing, in a manner speaking, of each other. The reason that they appear very influencing of each other is that you in physical focus allow an element of objective recognition. You allow an element of objective assimilation, objective reception of energy, and objective influence, in which you are not reconfiguring the energy in a different manner.” [session 434, July 30, 1999]

ELIAS: “I may express to you that each of these chapters basically, so to speak, are not necessarily identified by one particular action, or that they are accomplishing one particular direction, in a manner of speaking. But that they all incorporate actions and movements that create a contribution to your awareness in this focus.

They all lend, in a manner of speaking, energy through experiences to you within THIS focus that benefits your movement in allowing yourselves to widen your awareness and insert this shift in consciousness into your actual objective reality.

As I have stated, this shift in consciousness, in a manner of speaking, is an enormous undertaking. It is a Source Event. And as you are aware, Source Events are so immense within consciousness that they may not be entirely inserted into your physical dimension. They are, in your terms physically speaking, larger than your dimension incorporates the capacity to express.

Therefore, in recognizing this immensity of this movement and this creation within your reality, one focus, one time framework would be overwhelmed in attempting to create this type of movement singularly, and independent of other energy and other focuses that may be creating experiences that shall offer you as essence the type of opening within this physical experience that shall allow for this insertion of this shift into your actual objective reality.” [no session number, March 02, 2001]

ELIAS: “Many essences participate in each book. Essences may be participating in many books simultaneously. Essences may incorporate several books with many of the same participating essences, and may incorporate some books with different essences.

If an essence is participating in chapter focuses of any particular book, they shall be participating in manifesting focuses in ALL of the chapters. Therefore, as example, if you are participating in this particular chapter of this particular book, you also are participating in all of the other chapters of that particular book.

Now; this is not to say that every individual manifest within this time framework is participating in this particular book.” [session 795, March 11, 2001]

ELIAS: “Now; the chapter focus that may be identified by this particular time framework of your World War II is the ending chapter of the religious era. That book, figuratively speaking, concerns itself as its theme and its subject matter with the progression of the religious era. But it overlaps in your previous century; one book ends and another book is continuing in this one particular century. There is an overlapping of eras, so to speak. There is an overlapping of Source Events.

Therefore, you experience what you may term to be a close connection between the two focuses. They are closely associated within your linear time framework. The books overlap within one particular century. Many of the individuals that participate in the one book also participate in the other book.

Now; as I have stated recently, it is not unusual for different books, per se, to be overlapping within time frameworks, and individuals may be participating in several books simultaneously and therefore hold focuses in several chapters of several books simultaneously. But I may also express to you that Source Events are few in relation to books and chapter focuses, in a manner of speaking.

There are many, many, many, many books and chapter focuses that are occurring throughout your history, each of them incorporating a basic theme. Just as individuals within your physical focus hold the capacity to be writing many, many, many books in one focus, you as essence participate in many focuses, in many books, in many chapters simultaneously. This is not unusual in the movement of essences in relation to your physical dimension.

What is significant is the overlapping of Source Events and the recognition that there are individuals that are participating in several books, or even two books, that both incorporate a theme which moves in conjunction with a particular Source Event.

As I have stated recently, not all individuals that participate in this forum are participating in this particular book concerning this shift in consciousness. They are participating in the shift in consciousness, but not necessarily in relation to this particular book. Essences create focuses of attention within chapters of books, so to speak, and also simultaneously create focuses of attention that are NOT in relation to any books or any chapters.

Therefore, there are some individuals within this forum that do participate in this particular book that has been identified and all of its chapters, in relation to this particular focus and this phenomenon.” [session 796, March 13, 2001]

Elias “gems”

DENNIS: “Which past life, so to speak, is the one most affecting my life now, if at all?

ELIAS: All of your focuses are affecting of all other focuses. Therefore, it is not in your terms which focus is the most affecting. It is more which focus you are allowing to bleed-through first, for they all are equally affecting. Within this present focus presently and within past-present, you allow a bleed-through influence of a focus shared also with this other individual of now your wife, in addressing to experiences that you wish to be furthering in this focus that you engaged within another in the location of what you now term to be Russia.

This would be a difficult, in your terms, focus in the allowance of creativity, for the manifestation is within a time period of suppression of these elements; a suppression of religious elements which were intimately involved with creative endeavors. Within the suppression of these actions, you have chosen another focus – this one presently – to be experiencing a furthering of these interests, allowing more freedom within your movement and allowing yourselves, and influencing of others, an easier flow and also an expanded ... not talent ... creation of your creativity.

This would be, as I have expressed previously, what you may term to be a continuation focus. Some focuses may be viewed within this manner, that they may hold elements as you think of as ‘the next chapter.’

(Firmly) This is not karma! (Much laughter) This is a choice to be continuing another experience expandedly. The experience was different, but a great affinity was held for this focus. Therefore, the choice has been made within probabilities to be continuing within a freer atmosphere. The individuals within that focus also held this Hebrew faith ... both.

DENNIS: Really!

ELIAS: Therefore, a continuation of that experience also, but expanded. The creativity which has been suppressed was that of musical expression within the religious element which was not allowed, therefore now the desire to be expressing more intensely.

DENNIS: Okay. I understand that.

ELIAS: This may not be the most influencing within your future-present, for as you allow more bleed-throughs of other focuses, you may be influenced more intensely by another focus; but within this present now and within your past-present, this has been the most influencing, in your terms.” [session 199, July 24, 1997]

KATIE: “You had talked with Tom – in a session with him (see session 379, March 28, 1999) – about an energy exchange between he and I because of an ease in sharing energy within recognition of shared focuses, or something to that effect. I have a great deal of interaction with Tom subjectively that I’m very much aware of, and I’m really curious about a lot of it. He won’t tell me much. He’s told me some things, but I’m wondering on this business about shared focuses because I only know of four shared focuses with him, two of which were only acquaintances. Are there more that I don’t know about that perhaps are in other dimensions, or is the number of shared focuses irrelevant in this?

ELIAS: I shall express to you that at times the numbering of shared focuses is relevant and at times it is not relevant. It is dependent upon the choice of the essences and the direction that they are choosing in their movement of exploration of experiences. Now; I shall also offer to you that you do hold other focuses together, and these would be other-dimensional focuses.

Let me express to you in this that not merely your focuses within this particular dimension are affecting of you in each focus that you experience. Within essence, it matters not any distinction between physical dimensions. They are all creations and manifestations for experiences within physical dimensions. Therefore, they are all, in a manner of speaking, interchangeable. Although you do not interchange, so to speak, physically, within energy there IS an exchange that occurs within all focuses of all dimensions physically.

In this, we focus many times upon the influences of experiences and energy exchange between focuses within each dimension singularly for the reason that this holds more of an ease in your understanding.

In objective terms, you hold the ability to be translating of experiences through time elements, language elements, cultural elements, and these do not create a barrier for your objective understanding and assessment, so to speak, whereas in the introduction of energy exchanges which occur interdimensionally, there are differences which create a certain type of barrier within your understanding. Therefore, other-dimensional focuses are not referred to as often within the forum of these sessions and individuals’ questioning.

I may express to you presently that you do hold focuses within other physical dimensions with this individual, and this is also influencing as to your interconnectedness and the ease that you lend to each other within this particular focus in conjunction with this shift. But as you are aware, I also do not offer much information as to the realities of these other-dimensional focuses, for within your understanding there are barriers, for these realities are far removed from what you hold in objective recognition within this dimension.

All that you assess within your reality in this dimension – be it physical, nonphysical, within this dimension, within other physical dimensions, within consciousness, it matters not – ALL that you connect to and assess within your objective awareness in this dimension is filtered through your concepts and your reality in this dimension. Therefore, regardless of certain explanations that I offer to you in relation to elements outside of this dimension, they are translated within your thought processes into elements that you may understand.

This is, in a manner of speaking, a distortion many times, for what you evaluate and what you perceive as being a reality in relation to other areas of consciousness is a filtration through a translation of your understanding in this particular dimension. All of your reality in this dimension is relative to this dimension, in a manner of speaking, for it is all translated through your perception within this dimension.

Therefore, I express to you that you ARE quite influenced by other-dimensional focuses, not necessarily in experiences that may be translatable and relevant, so to speak, to the experiences that you hold in this dimension, but merely in the interaction and the interconnectedness and relationships that you hold within other dimensions. Are you understanding?

KATIE: Yes, I am.

ELIAS: This lends energy to you both, which may be translated into this particular physical dimension and reconstructed to be lending an ease in your exchange with each other objectively and subjectively, which lends more of an ease to each of you within your movement in connection with this shift in consciousness.

KATIE: Well, it’s really funny. When I met Tom, I was on this long trip around the country, and on this trip I met a great number of very close friends and close family, and of everyone I met on the trip, I knew Tom the least. I just barely knew him. I’d only chatted with him online maybe a dozen times over a period of a couple of months, and when I met him in person, of all the people that I saw on that trip, he was the only one that I literally ran up to with a hug. He did the same. It just feels like there’s a whole lot more connection there than I experience with most other people ... I mean, to an extreme. I feel him around me out-of-body a lot, and I want to ask some things about that.

ELIAS: (Interrupting) Let me express to you, Muriel [Katie], that in these situations, you may be very interconnected with another essence in merely ONE focus that may be very influencing of one other focus.

Are you understanding thus far?

KATIE: Yes.

ELIAS: In this, it matters not that you hold numbers of focuses shared within this dimension or within other dimensions.

You may encounter an individual physically focused objectively in which you hold one hundred focuses and interact with each other in intimate relationships, and you shall not necessarily experience a tremendous draw to this individual within a particular focus.

Conversely, you may hold ONE focus with another individual, and you may experience a tremendous draw to that particular individual IN ONE FOCUS, and this is dependent upon the type of energy exchange of focuses that is occurring and that holds a relationship to the direction of each focus and the creations and movements of each focus. Some focuses parallel some other focuses.

Some focuses, as I have stated previously in this forum, move in the direction of – figuratively speaking – a story, in which you create within essence the movement of one focus as a chapter, so to speak, in the story, and another focus shall continue as another chapter, and another focus may continue as another chapter. Therefore, they may not appear successive within your linear time framework, although many times they do, but this is not a requirement.

But within the creations – within the direction – of each of these focuses, they are interrelated and they are creating scenarios that are facilitating of certain movements in a certain direction. Therefore, the players in the scenario may experience tremendous draws to each other as they objectively recognize each other and offer themselves the opportunity to be objectively interacting with each other.

Now; within this particular time framework of your physical dimension, this particular action is occurring quite commonly for several reasons.

One reason is that individuals, within the movement of this shift in consciousness, are allowing themselves the openness and the widening of awareness to objectively perceive, recognize, and connect to their interconnectedness with other individuals associated with other focuses. This is occurring regardless of individuals’ belief systems or what types of information they avail themselves of.

It matters not that they may be quite religious, that they may be moving into metaphysical thought processes, that they may be holding certain influences of cultural aspects, that they may hold ANY type of philosophy within their focus – it matters not, for the movement of the shift is occurring throughout your globe and is affecting of each and every individual upon your planet.

Therefore, many individuals within this time framework are allowing themselves more of an openness within consciousness – OBJECTIVELY within their awareness – and allowing themselves to be experiencing the knowing of these draws to other individuals that you identify objectively in physical terms as strangers.

Now; many individuals do not avail themselves of information that may hold an explanation to them as to why they experience this tremendous draw with another individual. Therefore, they may assess this type of experience as appearing to them as being quite strange, but nonetheless, they are experiencing this type of action.

Another reason that this type of situation is occurring more and more with individuals within this particular dimension presently is directly associated with the shift in consciousness itself.

(Intently) For in the movement of the insertion of this Source Event into your physical dimension – into the expressions of individual and mass events – there has been, in physical terms, preparation in anticipation of the movement and the creation of this shift in consciousness. Therefore, there have been many focuses created by essences in this chapter-by-chapter form, figuratively speaking.

Therefore, you may or may not hold many focuses with another individual in this particular dimension, but you may experience regardless this type of draw to another individual, and in this, those individuals that you experience this type of intensity of draw to are interconnected with you in a manner that shall be facilitating certain types of energy exchanges that lend to your expressions and your directions within this particular focus, in conjunction with your movement of widening awareness in relation to this shift in consciousness.

In this situation that you are experiencing, there are other-dimensional focuses which are also influencing in energy, which are not directly lending energy to the facilitation of this shift in consciousness within your focus, but lend subjective information to you in this focus that shall offer a translatable element of information, which facilitates an ease of your acceptance of certain types of experiences which may be foreign, in a manner of speaking, to you presently, which are directly associated with this shift in consciousness, but are also, in some respects, natural expressions in other physical dimensions. Are you following?

KATIE: Yes.

ELIAS: Therefore, you lend each other energy subjectively through other-dimensional focuses – which lends to your ability objectively to be accepting of what you would term to be new experiences within your present focus – and you draw to each other objectively in the sense or the feeling of connectedness, not for the reason of tremendous numbers of shared focuses within this particular dimension physically, but in relation to the chapter-by-chapter experiences of physical focuses. In this, it also matters not that you hold tremendous interaction objectively in certain other focuses within this dimension, for it is the direction of those particular focuses which holds importance and which is influencing of this particular focus.

Let me express to you in relation to this subject matter, there are many individuals physically focused presently within your globe that also, in your linear terms, held presence and interaction of focuses within the time framework of a particular focus in your eighteenth century, your time framework of your 1700’s, and movement into your nineteenth century, in the beginning throes.

In this time framework, as you are aware, I held physical manifestation, and this was one of those types of focuses – a chapter focus, so to speak. (2) This particular focus in this present time framework is another chapter focus for all of those individuals that were manifest within that particular focus and held any interaction with each other or with myself.

In this, these individuals may not have held tremendous objective interaction with each other in that focus. They may have merely objectively met one another and held no relation to each other physically at all, so to speak, but the one meeting was the physical contact point, so to speak, allowing for a remembrance and also allowing for an objective sense, so to speak, of connection within this particular focus, offering a slight element of objective remembrance and creating a draw within this particular focus to be accessing this forum and interaction with this information.

KATIE: Was that one of the focuses that I knew you in as an acquaintance?

ELIAS: Correct.

KATIE: Okay. Was this the focus of Beethoven?

ELIAS: No.

KATIE: No? Hmmm. Interesting. I haven’t connected very much with my focuses in that time period, at least not any in Europe.

ELIAS: Many individuals do not, and this matters not. The connection objectively was created. Regardless of the length or the briefness of the objective connection, it has served its purpose, so to speak, in lending energy to this focus and allowing the creation of objective draw to this information.” [session 428, July 20, 1999]

FRANK: “Without getting too into the romantic, dramatic thing again, in the manner of what I would term progress, how far am I from meeting my split-apart (3) in this reality, in this focus?

ELIAS: Ah, crystal ball questions!

FRANK: Oh, is it? (Laughing, and Elias chuckles) In as far as my progress would be related to it, ’cause I think that would symbolize something, like a movement in a no-conflict direction and everything falling into place. Or is that necessarily true ... to meet up with your split-apart? Is that necessary?

ELIAS: It is not necessary. It is a desire within many individuals, but it is not necessary. It is dependent upon what you are creating within your desire and in your direction of your line of probabilities that you are creating within your focus.

Now; let me also express to you that in this, you shall magnate to that individual much more freely and easily if you are moving in the direction of self.

Now; let us be recalling also many of your different types of clichés and quotations throughout your history, and in like manner to all of your beliefs, the original core, so to speak, figuratively speaking, stems in a truth.

Therefore, as you express to yourselves and to each other that ‘as you are not looking and as you are not occupying your attention in the pursuit, the element that you seek shall present itself before you with no effort,’ this bases in an element of truthfulness. As you are turning your attention to you and not concerning yourself in your quest for your split-apart, it may present itself before you.

FRANK: The reason why I ask is that any time I think about New Orleans or anything that has to do with that, even in song or in writing, anything, there’s still a very strong tie to me ...

ELIAS: Quite!

FRANK: ... that’s very emotional, that in the soft concept, I really feel that! It’s huge!

ELIAS: Quite!

FRANK: And it’s not like I’m trying to ignore it – it’s just always there.

ELIAS: Let me express also to you that the reason that this is occurring is that that particular focus that has been experienced within that context is quite influencing of this focus, and therefore you experience the sense and the feeling of that. It is a chapter type of focus; one chapter leading to another chapter. This be the reason that Lawrence [Vicki] and Michael [Mary], and yourself at times also, experience a very strong draw to one particular focus in connection to France.

They are chapter focuses. They are sequential, so to speak; not in linear time framework, but in events and in how they are influencing of each other. In like manner, this other focus that you hold within that particular province of your country is also a chapter type of focus and is quite influencing of this focus.

This is not to say that Michael [Mary] or Lawrence [Vicki] may find their split-apart in France. This is not to say that you shall find your split-apart in New Orleans. But this is an element within your reality that is very influencing of this particular focus in this reality. The physical location matters not.

FRANK: Okay, understood. I just thought I’d throw that question out there. Alright, I think we’re on a time thing right now. This was a very great session, and I really thank you for it.

ELIAS: You are very welcome.” [session 431, July 23, 1999]

NICKY: “What is the most influencing focus? What focus, I guess I’m saying, would be the most influencing to me in my now here?

ELIAS: Very well. Let us view the influences of other focuses.

As you are aware, all other focuses are influencing of you, and you of them, but some focuses are influencing in a different manner than other focuses, and in your perception, you view this to be more affecting than other expressions.

Now; the energy projected is the same, but the difference is the connection in which you allow the energy to be received.

Now; in any individual focus, the other focuses that you perceive to be more influencing are those focuses that are directly experiencing similar creations, similar subject matters, similar issues, similar beliefs, and a specific type of direction.

Now; this may be for many different reasons, as you term it to be within your objective awareness. At times, very influencing focuses are what we term to be chapter focuses.

NICKY: What are they?

ELIAS: Chapter focuses.

These are continuing focuses. They create in the manner of a continuance. One focus is creating a line of direction, and another focus subsequently follows that line of direction in continuation of what is begun within one focus.

Now; these focuses need not be following each other linearly in time frameworks.

In example, you may be creating a beginning chapter focus within your eleventh century. You may continue with your subsequent chapter focus in following that line within your sixteenth century. You may continue with the next chapter, so to speak, in your fifth century. Are you understanding?

NICKY: Oh yeah.

ELIAS: It may jump, so to speak, in respect to your linear time framework and does not necessarily need be holding to the pattern of how you have created your linear time framework historically, but this matters not. It is the focuses themselves which are creating a specific line of direction which is influencing of each other, and one continues from another.

Those types of focuses are very influencing, in a manner speaking, of each other. The reason that they appear very influencing of each other is that you in physical focus allow an element of objective recognition. You allow an element of objective assimilation, objective reception of energy, and objective influence, in which you are not reconfiguring the energy in a different manner.

In this, you also hold an objective draw to certain elements of your reality. We shall express Michael [Mary] as an example once again, which I am aware he holds such very great fondness for! Ha ha ha ha!

In this, Michael [Mary] holds an objective draw in fascination to the physical location of France. In this, within past years expressed within his focus, he attributes this draw to his artistic expression, his creativity, and that this is the reason in which he holds a draw objectively to the country of France.

In actuality, he holds a draw to this area and a fascination with this area for it is directly influencing of this focus as it holds a focus that is a chapter focus, and this focus is a continuing chapter focus of that focus. Therefore, there are objective bleed-throughs which occur. There is an influence of style, of draw to likes and dislikes, preferences, lifestyles, thought processes, emotion.

There are many, many, many influences that are not reconfigured in energy, and therefore are expressed very similarly in this focus as they are expressed in that focus.

NICKY: Now, do I hold the same?

ELIAS: Yes.

NICKY: Why do I have such a hard time trying to determine which one it is?

ELIAS: You hold another focus in the physical location of what we have discussed previously, of your pyramids and your Egyptian focus, which is another example of this type of situation: a chapter focus. The circumstances, the creations may be very different, but they are quite influencing of each other.

NICKY: Okay. It all makes more sense then. Okay, now....

ELIAS: Let us momentarily here, Candace [Nicky], explore this one moment longer.

In this, view your direction in this focus. Your direction in this focus is very connected with your intent in conjunction with this shift in consciousness, as is Michael’s [Mary’s], and in this, within the focus that we address to in the manifestation of these pyramids and pharaohs, your direction in that focus was quite similar; not necessarily in the direction of objectively participating in a shift in consciousness, but creating many elements in similarity. You engaged in many different activities of healing and exploration of consciousness which directly correlate to actions which are occurring presently in conjunction with this shift in consciousness.

NICKY: Oh my goodness!

ELIAS: Michael, within his chapter focus, moves in a direction of great passion and energy to be expressing revolution, and in this focus expresses great passion and energy to revolutionize.

NICKY: I’m so glad you put that into words! It drives me nuts sometimes!

ELIAS: You, within your focus in Egyptian connection, moved in the direction of expressing many elements of wonders, so to speak, that other individuals viewed in amazement of magic.

In this focus, you express many changes and an ease in movement into acceptance of different types of expressions that you experience that others view as magical and quite unfamiliar, and you are accepting of these movements and offer this as an expression of lending ease to other individuals, quite similarly to the expression within the Egyptian focus.

NICKY: I am taken aback!

ELIAS: In this Egyptian focus, the individual concentrates their energy and their consciousness in the exploration of consciousness.

This is expressed in conjunction with religious beliefs, in conjunction with the designation of philosophy of the pharaohs, but it is no less an expression of the exploration of individual abilities and what may be accomplished in one focus by one individual and the exploration of consciousness beyond what meets the eye.

And what do you express within this focus? A continuation of that very action in conjunction with this shift in consciousness.

NICKY: Thank you.

ELIAS: You are very welcome.” [session 434, July 30, 1999]

BEN: “Now, I wanted to ask you about ... I know at one point you had said that when people have a particular attraction for a particular time frame or whatever, chances are they had a focus during this time frame. I’ve never had anything like along the same lines of like a regression or anything else, but I’m really particularly attracted to Paris and like the twenties and thirties when all the surrealist artists were around. Do I have focus in that time frame as well?

ELIAS: Let me express to you that you have held several focuses in this particular physical location in different time frameworks. Now; you also hold a focus within the latter time framework of your nineteenth century, extending into the early time framework of this particular century in that area also.

Let me express to you that there are several individuals that are participating in this forum with these sessions that have drawn themselves to this information which have created a similar type of action in which they have focused different manifestations of essence within linear time frameworks very close together, so to speak, in succession within three centuries. You have also created this type of manifestation.

Now; in these individuals, they have also created what I have termed to be chapter focuses, in a manner of speaking, for they are successive in linear time framework and they are also successive in the intents and the creations within each of those focuses.

Now; I shall also express to you that each of these essences that has chosen to be creating in this manner in conjunction with this shift in consciousness also manifests focuses that are chapter focuses that are not within the linear successive time framework.

In other terms, what I am expressing to you is that within the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries of your dimension, you and other individuals that have drawn themselves to this information have created several successive focuses in this dimension that would be deemed as chapter focuses that lend energy to this particular focus in addressing to and moving into the action of this shift in consciousness. But each of you also holds one or more focuses outside of that particular time framework of these three centuries that are also chapter focuses that move in conjunction with these three centuries of chapter focuses.

Now, in these manifestations, what these essences have created is a focusing of manifestations very close together, in a manner of speaking. In explanation of this, I may offer to you that within one century, one focus is created in linear time framework – born, experiences the linear time framework, and disengages – and in your terms, it appears that within very few years, another focus of that same essence is focusing a manifestation again.

Now; do not confuse this information in the manner of reincarnation, for it is not one focus that is manifesting, disengaging, manifesting again and disengaging again in succession, but that the essence is manifesting simultaneously many focuses within a relatively short time framework, and several of those focuses hold very similar tone qualities.

This be the reason that you, in like manner to other individuals, may easily access other focuses that appear to you to be close, in a manner of speaking, in time framework to the focus that you are experiencing presently.

In this, you have manifest within your eighteenth century at mid-point, held the focus within that physical location of France, [and] disengaged with that focus. Another focus within the early throes of your nineteenth century is manifest for relatively short time framework, [and] disengages. Another focus within mid-point of nineteenth century manifests, and disengages within the early throes of this twentieth century. Subsequently YOUR focus, that you hold an awareness of now, manifests within the mid time framework of this century, and continues.

Are you understanding what I am expressing to you?

BEN: Yes.

ELIAS: These focuses within these three centuries are chapter focuses. Each of these focuses manifests in conjunction with each other, holding similar intents, similar – not all the same, but similar – aspects of belief systems, and similar directions of their energies. In this, they lend energy to each other in the accomplishment of their individual intents, but the other focuses lend energy to YOU in the accomplishment of your movement within this shift in consciousness. They are, in a manner of speaking, successive to each other in like manners to chapters of a book.” [session 446, August 15, 1999]

TOM: “You had mentioned chapter focuses. Could you explain somewhat what a chapter focus is?

ELIAS: Yes. I shall express to you that a chapter focus is that in which the focus moves in the direction of a specific expression in conjunction with other focuses.

Now; in this, in like manner to a story in a book in which there are segments of the book that are divided into chapters, one chapter follows another chapter and is a continuation, so to speak, of another chapter.

In like manner, there are at times focuses created by essence which move in the same direction. Essence creates a series, so to speak, of focuses to be accomplishing a specific direction which may not necessarily be accomplished in the linear time framework of one focus. Therefore, there are several focuses that are designated to be accomplishing a specific direction, so to speak.

Now; within essence, these chapter focuses may not necessarily be accomplished in chapters in linear fashion.

What I am expressing to you in this is that your chapter one may occur in one century, and objectively you may hold the thought process that your subsequent chapter would be accomplished in a subsequent century in linear time, but this is not necessarily the direction that essence shall accomplish these chapter focuses.

You may hold one focus as chapter one within your sixteenth century, and your chapter two may be accomplished in your eighteenth century, and your chapter three may be accomplished in your fifth century.

Now; one chapter focus, generally speaking, is designated as the climax, so to speak, or the director of these chapters, in like manner to a book.

In this, your present time framework, in conjunction with the shift in consciousness, is the directing focus. It is the climactic focus, so to speak. Therefore, the other focuses that are participating as chapter focuses are all focuses that lend to this focus in creating a direction. Are you understanding thus far?

TOM: Yes, I am.

ELIAS: In this, there are future focuses that also lend to the accomplishment of this present time-framework focus which are chapter focuses, but are outside of the linear succession. Therefore, the past – or what you perceive to be the past – focuses are previous in chapters to this focus, but the future focus is also previous to this focus in the succession of the accomplishment.

Are you understanding?

TOM: Yes, I am.

ELIAS: Very good. Therefore, the accomplishments that are created within the future focus also lend to the accomplishment in this focus in conjunction with this shift in consciousness.

Now; be understanding that these other focuses do not hold an objective awareness of this shift in consciousness in the terms that you understand it. They are not experiencing a reality in which they are moving into a type of objective awareness in conjunction with this shift in consciousness, for it is not an insertion into their time framework.

The future focus holds an identification of the significance of the shift in consciousness, but also in a very different manner, for the shift is consciousness is already accomplished, and therefore it is already the known and accepted reality. Therefore, this reality that you experience presently is not viewed in the same manner. It is viewed in more similar manner to the past focuses.

As the past focuses lend energy to the future, in their terms, they look to the future in their perception of speculation and belief systems of what the future holds, so to speak – predictions, prophecies, and projections. This is speculation, in their perception.

But in like manner, the future focus views the past – which is you – in speculation also, for the reality of the future focus is already within the design of the shift. Therefore, the acceptance of the belief systems is already accomplished, and the comprehension of holding belief systems is very small objectively.

Are you understanding?

TOM: Yes, I am.

ELIAS: Therefore, it also is a chapter focus which lends energy in like manner to the past focuses and in the direction of this focus within this time framework, of lending energy to the accomplishment of this shift presently, and this particular focus being the final chapter, so to speak, in YOUR chapter focuses, in like manner to Lawrence [Vicki] and Michael [Mary]. They also participate in chapter focuses presently, and this particular time framework is the final chapter of those chapter focuses.

TOM: Okay, so the direction would be in lending energy to the shift in consciousness?

ELIAS: Correct.

TOM: And so my intent would be in that direction also.

ELIAS: Yes.

TOM: Okay. Could you tell me how many chapter focuses Malhai [Tom] has, and I can explore some of them? I guess I’m aware of Alex.

ELIAS: In conjunction with this shift in consciousness, five.

TOM: Five?

ELIAS: That is inclusive of this focus.

TOM: Okay, and the future focus....

ELIAS: Correct.

TOM: His name appears to start with an ‘M’, but I just can’t quite get it – Marak, or something like that?

ELIAS: Marek.

TOM: Marek?

ELIAS: Correct.

TOM: And it’s the twenty-first century into the twenty-second century that this focus lives?

ELIAS: You are correct.

TOM: So if I stay with this physical body long enough, I can meet him!” (They both crack up) [session 464, September 07, 1999]

MARGOT: “We had talked before a bit about my focus whose name was Rose, and who I always referred to as my Aunt Rose because she was my mom’s best friend, and then my granddaughter Jennifer. I’d like to know a little bit more about them, because I tend to feel that this is a chapter focus sort of thing. I haven’t talked to you yet about the focus in another time framework, who I believe was Erastus Snow in the 1800s or so. I think he died about that time.

I feel that he was the first chapter, so to speak, and Rose was the next, and I was the next, and Jennifer is the next. Is that so?

ELIAS: Let me offer to you partially an explanation of these chapter focuses, for your identification in what you are expressing in conjunction with these chapter focuses is slightly askewed.

MARGOT: I’ve been askew before!

ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha!

In this, chapter focuses, generally speaking, span what you would term to be large time frameworks, and in this, they are manifest with groups of individuals that....

MARGOT: Who are the same groups.

ELIAS: You are correct. And in these groups of individuals, the purpose of these chapter focuses is to be creating of a type of exploration and movement within a particular intent that follows through all of the chapter focuses. Therefore, one focus is, in a manner of speaking, a continuation of another focus.

In this, I have designated them in identification as chapter focuses, for within a book or a story, one chapter follows another chapter and creates the entirety of the story, so to speak. But individually, they are incomplete in conjunction with the story.

Therefore, in the manifestation of these groups of focuses within different time frameworks, the movement that they create in each of the focuses proceeds in a type of theme and is creating of a particular direction.

Therefore, I may express to you that within the example of the chapter focuses that involve the particular focus of our French Revolution, we may view a prior – in linear terms – focus or time framework to that time framework, which created a movement that – in a manner of speaking – sets the stage for this time framework and activity within this French Revolution.

The prior time framework is manifest within the British Isles, and in that focus, the individuals that participate in that chapter focus prepare themselves for revolutionary movement within the creation of very strong objective physical bonds to each other.

There is no creation of revolutionary action. Their lifestyles, so to speak, within that particular focus are what you would term to be quiet, and hold little in the expression of trauma or extreme drama, so to speak. But it is a time framework that establishes strong physical objective recognitions and connections, in a manner of speaking, which carry over into the next chapter focus, which facilitates the action of ease in movement into the re-establishment of physical objective relationships, and therefore the participation in the actions which are chosen in revolutionary manner, which allows for the acceptance of each other within the roles played, so to speak, in that focus, which moves into THIS focus in creating the preparation for the action of the true revolution.

MARGOT: Right. I understand that. Thank you so much! I’m really clear on that now.” [session 509, November 28, 1999]

DARYL: “I’ve read a little bit more on chapter focuses, and that a lot of us in this forum have a lot of lives in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, and I wondered if I was among those individuals ... if I have chapter focuses in that time period.

ELIAS: Yes. Now; I shall express to you a clarification in this identification. Individuals that participate in those centuries also participate in many other centuries, and individuals outside of this forum also participate in those centuries, and many in those particular chapter focuses. You may merely not have objectively engaged those individuals yet, or you may have engaged them but do not hold an objective recognition of them.

Therefore, you may briefly encounter those individuals that you have participated with in other focuses, and within this focus you may encounter them in different types of expressions which do not objectively facilitate your recognition of your participation with them in other focuses.

But in reference to your question of your participation in those chapter focuses in these centuries and your identification of them, yes, you do participate in them, and you participate also in one which many individuals objectively identify in the physical location of France.

DARYL: Okay. One of the other things I’ve wondered, since you’ve mentioned there’s often many focuses in a short time frame ... I’m aware of my one in France and the one in England, the school teacher in England in the 19th century, and since an early time in my life, when I was exposed to reincarnation and I had an interest in the American Civil War, I’ve thought that I might have a focus there, but I haven’t been able to get any information on that the way I normally do about focuses. But I also realize that I might be blocking the information, and I wondered, do I hold a focus between the one in France and the one in England?

ELIAS: I shall express to you, yes, and I shall also express to you that you are not necessarily blocking your acquisition of information concerning this focus, but that this focus is not a focus that holds similar tone to you, in a manner of speaking, and therefore [it] may be objectively slightly more difficult to be connecting objectively to a viewing of it or an accessing of information concerning it.

This is not to say that you may not accomplish this action, for you may. I am merely expressing to you that you may encounter slightly more of a difficulty in your accessing, but this is not for the reason that you are blocking.

DARYL: Okay. Now, is this an American male who died in the Civil War? (12-second pause)

ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.

DARYL: Okay. Now, if a focus is not of a similar tone with me, then would that indicate that they’re not a chapter focus?

ELIAS: Not necessarily. It is an expression, as I have offered previously, that essence focuses several manifestations or focuses in specific time frameworks, so to speak. These focuses, generally speaking, are manifest in many different locations and cultures and types of physical experiences within a particular time framework.

In this, at times, in conjunction with some chapter focuses, an essence may choose to manifest more than one focus in one time framework – or in a similar time framework – with similarities in experiences but in different situations, so to speak, which lends energy to the chapter focuses.

Are you understanding thus far?

DARYL: I believe so. So this American Civil War life might be lending energy to, say, Robert, my French chapter focus?

ELIAS: Correct, for there is an engagement of similar action in experiences, and in this, there is a similarity in the direction of intent, so to speak, which lends energy to the expression of the chapter focuses.

Chapter focuses may not necessarily be limited to one particular focus in one particular expression and movement into an entirely different time framework, and one other focus in one expression within that time framework. At times, essences may be focusing several different manifestations in similar expressions to be incorporating a volume of energy, so to speak, in conjunction with those chapter focuses.

DARYL: Okay. I guess I’m still a little confused. If I’m not of similar tone with that focus, why ... when I was about nine years old, I started having a tremendous interest in this area. That has somewhat faded; it was more in the first half of my life. But why would that focus be so affecting?

ELIAS: For this IS a movement in conjunction with the chapter focuses, and therefore it moves in similar direction of energy in intent, and therefore participates in the movement of energy in the chapter focuses to be facilitating a specific direction.

And therefore, you allow yourself a partial recognition and an objective expression of interest or drawing to specific subject matter or time frameworks or imagery in conjunction with that particular focus, but you may also experience slightly more difficulty in the actual accessing of the experience or movement of that particular focus itself and the individual.

And as I have stated, this is not to say that you may not avail yourself of those experiences, for you may, but you may experience objectively a little more difficulty in your movement in the acquisition of that information and that experience, simply for the reason that it is a focus of essence that holds a slightly different tone from yourself.

DARYL: Okay. I also wanted to ask you, there’s another time period that I’ve felt drawn to, but it seems like it overlaps, probably when I had my focus in England. It’s the time of the Russian revolution with Nicholas and Alexandra, and since I was young, I’ve felt quite drawn to that particular point in Russian history.

ELIAS: And you are correct, and this also is a similar type of recognition. This particular focus is not participating in a chapter focus, so to speak, but it is another manifestation of essence within that time framework.

What you are allowing yourself to be viewing and to be accessing in information concerning self is quite similar to the action that other individuals may focus upon within their attention, in attempting to be gaining information or recognizing other focuses that they hold within this time framework. You are merely allowing yourself to recognize the manifestations in other time frameworks in which you hold more than one manifestation.

In ALL time frameworks, you hold more than one manifestation. It is quite inefficient of essence to be manifesting merely one focus in any particular time framework, in conjunction with the purpose, so to speak, of manifestation into physical dimensions, which is to be experiencing.

DARYL: Okay. So there was one in Russia. Was that person actually close to the court? The royal ... like involved in that sort of....

ELIAS: Quite temporarily.

DARYL: Okay. Well, it didn’t last very much longer than that! (Elias chuckles) Okay, so with my focus in England, Cedric, the teacher, would he also be a chapter focus?

ELIAS: Yes.

DARYL: Okay. Now, one of the things that I seem to be picking up on as a theme is that they seem to, a lot of them, be involved in times of revolution.

ELIAS: This is a correct identification of many chapter focuses, in a certain type of expression of essence in the choice of directions. Many times, essence shall be creating manifestations in these types of physical expressions. This is an objectification of great movement and of turning, so to speak – altering of reality, altering of perception, altering of movement – which within your objective terms may be identified as an upheaval or revolutionizing. In this, essences choose to be focusing some chapter focuses in conjunction with this type of movement.

In actuality, the movement of essence collectively, and the turning of the direction in conjunction with chapter focuses, is that which is creating of the turbulence or the objective movement – the revolution, so to speak – not vice versa. It is not the movement that turns the attention of essence, but the attention of essence which objectifies in the turning objectively, which manifests many times in this type of expression of upheaval, so to speak.

DARYL: Okay. I was also wondering if outside of that particular framework, if my future focus in Australia in the 22nd century, is she also a chapter focus?

ELIAS: No.

DARYL: No, okay.

ELIAS: This individual, as a manifestation of essence, merely lends energy in your participation within this shift in consciousness, as a reinforcement to you in the movement that you are creating individually within this particular focus.

DARYL: Okay, ‘cause I have been quite aware of that, that she’s been helpful in that area.

ELIAS: You are correct.” [session 536, January 05, 2000]

TOM: “We talked about chapter focuses in our last session, and I guess I wanted to clarify a little bit about chapter focuses. Now, is this a book involving multiple essences, or is this a book of one essence that others associate with, so to speak?

ELIAS: Involving many essences.

TOM: Okay, so it is a book with many essences.

ELIAS: Yes.

TOM: Okay, so the book that we were talking about would involve many, many essences in that intent with the shift.

ELIAS: Yes.

TOM: Okay. Speaking of those chapters, I guess I was going to ... well, let me give you the names, to see how close my impressions are. With the sorcerer, I got two. I guess that he doesn’t use his actual name. Alantas is what he uses, but it seems like his name is Alferd, or something on that order. (Pause)

ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.

TOM: Okay, and the Roman soldier is Diontrius?

ELIAS: Diontria.

TOM: Diontria?

ELIAS: Correct.

TOM: It seems like he’s into studying the religions of that time era, really into the mystical, so to speak.

ELIAS: In a manner of speaking, yes, you are correct, and offers himself information through interaction with other individuals, but also holds the information to himself, for the most part.

TOM: Because of his position as a general?

ELIAS: Correct.

… But briefly, I offer this to you, that you may hold an understanding that you have merely incorporated the initial identifications of these concepts of essence names, essence tones, essence families, essence colors, focus colors, other focuses of essences, chapter focuses of essence, or essence as consciousness.

You have incorporated the beginnings of your objective understanding, which presents you with the viewing of the flatness, so to speak, in like manner to the picture which is painted as the representation of reality, that which you define as two-dimensional, in your very physical terminology.

The painting incorporates the flatness, for it is merely the initial representation. The creation of your actual reality is what you term to be three- or four-dimensional, which incorporates more depth, and as you have moved into this millennium, now you incorporate more of the depth in objective reality, not merely subjective reality. Are you understanding?

TOM: I think I am. We’re just touching, in an analogy, the tip of the iceberg with our concepts presently, and now we’re moving the iceberg above the water? (Laughing)

ELIAS: Ha ha ha!

TOM: Slowly! (Elias chuckles) I can see the vastness of even my perception, and how we place even essence as an outside god.

ELIAS: Quite, and I shall express to you, you are moving much more rapidly than you allow yourself the realization of in actuality, and in this, you are quite right in your identification, that you view yourselves as essence to be merely another form of a god to the focus.

But I express to you that you are also, within this now, redefining your terms, as I have stated previously, and therefore, you are also redefining your reality, and in this, you are allowing yourselves to be inserting this shift in consciousness into your objective reality. All that you have viewed previously as imagination is becoming not so very imaginary! (Chuckling)

TOM: We’re releasing the limitations.

ELIAS: Quite.” [session 571, February 25, 2000]

KATIE: “I just want to ask a couple of quick questions about chapter focuses.

ELIAS: Very well.

KATIE: Was your Oscar Wilde focus another chapter focus of this same book that includes the French Revolution one and this one? (Pause)

ELIAS: No.

KATIE: No, it wasn’t. Hmm! Okay. How many chapters are there in that particular book, just out of curiosity? (Pause)

ELIAS: Six.

KATIE: Okay, and I’m assuming there are lots and lots of these kinds of books that I may be involved in. Would that be accurate? (Pause)

ELIAS: In a manner of speaking, yes.

KATIE: Okay.

ELIAS: It is quite common, as an action of essence in association with physical dimensions, to be creating manifestations in this manner.

KATIE: Okay, so probably a lot of my focuses have been within chapter focuses of various books?

ELIAS: Yes.” [session 686, August 27, 2000]

CARTER: “Elias, I have a few questions on chapter focuses.

ELIAS: Very well.

CARTER: I was speaking with Muriel [Katie] recently in reference to a session she had. We were talking about chapter focuses, and using the imagery of chapter focuses falling within a particular book, and she used the terminology, for instance, ‘the Elias book’ for the book which these particular focuses are participating in. She also said she understood that there were six chapters in this particular book, and that another one had been identified as the period during the French Revolution. (4)

ELIAS: Correct.

CARTER: And I was reflecting on it, or working towards identifying the other times periods and geographic areas, and I was curious about my connections. Tyl [Joanne] refers to ‘the Judea period’ during the time of the Herods, and I wondered if this was a chapter in the book.

ELIAS: In relation to this particular movement of chapter focuses, no. This would be related to a different movement of chapter focuses, in actuality.

CARTER: Alright. Caroll [Paul] suggested that there was a future chapter, and I was wondering, if so, if perhaps that would be within the city.

ELIAS: You are correct.

CARTER: I also wondered if a chapter might be involved during the Ottoman Empire, during its expansion; during the period of Suleiman the Magnificent, when he was a sultan. (Pause)

ELIAS: No.

CARTER: And then the last one, which was suggested also by Caroll [Paul], is possibly during the Egyptian period, maybe during the time of the construction of either the Sphinx or some of the great pyramids.

ELIAS: Not within a focus which manipulates the attention in the direction of construction of these structures. But yes, there is one chapter focus in relation to this movement that is within that time framework, but the individuals that participate in that chapter focus are not focusing their attention upon the construction of these structures.

CARTER: They just happen to coincide.

ELIAS: Correct. I may also offer to you the identification of another chapter focus which may be recognized within a time framework that you identify in relation to medieval times, within that which you recognize now as the British Isles, and within that focus, there are many individuals participating surrounding the interaction and directions of what may be termed within that time framework as a wizard.

You shall notice within these chapter focuses that there are similarities in the movements of the individuals, the direction.

Now; you may look to this one focus which is occurring within the physical location of France, within the revolution, and express to yourself confusion that it may not necessarily appear to move in relation to the direction of the other focuses. But in actuality, it provides a useful element of movement in the motivation of change in a dramatic expression, [and] therefore provides a recognition of energy within the other focuses of this type of movement, which may almost be viewed as violent.

CARTER: So it’s a catalyst, so to speak.

ELIAS: It is an action of familiarizing. This shift in consciousness creates dramatic change which also involves trauma, and in some expressions of that trauma, it may be viewed as violent. This may be viewed also in the concept of revolutionary. That particular expression of revolution differs from other revolutions that have occurred throughout your history, for it was created in a type of movement that you may objectively view as stopping and starting and stopping and starting – ongoing.

Therefore, as you view your history, you may find it difficult to identify in actuality the movement of what you classify as the revolution itself and when its actual occurrence was manifest, for it may be identified in several time frameworks within a period spanning a hundred years of your time. The actual revolution was not ongoing constantly, so to speak, without break in its expression within that hundred years, but in another manner of speaking, it was continuously ongoing.

This particular expression of revolution mirrors the movement within this shift in consciousness, in which you view throughout a period of more than one hundred of your years an objective recognition which appears to be stopping and starting. In actuality, it continues in its movement, but you view bursts of energy that you may associate with this shift in consciousness. Therefore, this particular expression of that particular revolution sets a type of familiarity with the movement of energy.

CARTER: Would this type of expression or a similar expression take place in the various chapters of this book that we speak of? (Pause)

ELIAS: Partially; not to that extent. Each of these chapters focuses upon certain movements in relation to this shift in consciousness, allowing the essences in participation with that movement to become familiar with different avenues of expression and perception.

Within the time framework and location of what you identify as the Egyptians, the pyramids and pharaohs, there is an expression of manipulation of energy in relation to physical healing, or the recognition that individuals within physical focus may be manipulating energy in physical manners to be manifesting different types of expressions that many other time periods view as impossible. Therefore, there is an exploration of a particular type of movement which relates quite directly to this shift in consciousness.

Within the time period that you view to be medieval and the following of this wizard, it offers a difference in perception which you now view in relation to metaphysics and a different type of manipulation of energy, allowing you a familiarity with opening to your periphery and widening your awareness.

The future focus lends also to the familiarity, to be offering an expression that minimizes trauma, [and] offers a familiarity that you assimilate in this time framework and allow yourself a sense, so to speak, of safety rather than fear.

Therefore, each focus in the chapter focuses offer[s] a different expression that all move together in the same subject matter.

CARTER: What is the name or was the name of the wizard?

ELIAS: (Grinning) And shall you not offer yourself the challenge to be identifying of this individual?

CARTER: Merlin?

ELIAS: No.

CARTER: Alright. (Laughing)

ELIAS: Ha ha ha! Quite obvious!

CARTER: Yes, too obvious! (Laughter)

ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha ha!

CARTER: And I’ll work on the time period also, other than medieval.

ELIAS: Ah!

CARTER: So as I understand it then, it would be Egyptian, the French Revolution, the present, the future in the city ... did I mention the British Isles already? And the Judea was no, and the Ottoman was no. So that’s five, I think is correct.

ELIAS: Correct, and you may attempt to be discovering the other!

CARTER: (Laughing) Alright. Well, thank you very much. I appreciate it.

ELIAS: You are quite welcome.” (Chuckling) [session 709, October 21, 2000]

CARTER: “I understand from the emails going back and forth that the sixth chapter of the book of the shift was identified as Scotland ...

ELIAS: Correct.

CARTER: ... which I found interesting, but there’s one question and really two; I guess they dovetail as far as these chapters. During the session in Huntsville, you offered information of the different chapters and such as the one during the Middle Ages – I guess having to do with metaphysics; Egypt, healing.

You shared a great deal of information on the hundred year period of the French Revolution, although there were some aspects I wasn’t quite clear about. You discussed the time and so forth, but as far as actually lending to the particular book, I was wondering, I was reflecting, thinking in terms, well, it was the overthrow of monarchy, and thinking in terms that monarchy represented, you know, that god-like, outside-of-self, our-lives-are-controlled-by.

And then during that period – possibly that was the shift, so to speak – during that particular chapter that was focusing back on the individual that they could make their own decisions. Is there any accuracy in that as far as what that lends to this particular book?

ELIAS: Yes, you are correct. I may express to you that each of these chapters basically, so to speak, are not necessarily identified by one particular action, or that they are accomplishing one particular direction, in a manner of speaking. But that they all incorporate actions and movements that create a contribution to your awareness in this focus.

They all lend, in a manner of speaking, energy through experiences to you within THIS focus that benefits your movement in allowing yourselves to widen your awareness and insert this shift in consciousness into your actual objective reality.

As I have stated, this shift in consciousness, in a manner of speaking, is an enormous undertaking. It is a Source Event. And as you are aware, Source Events are so immense within consciousness that they may not be entirely inserted into your physical dimension. They are, in your terms physically speaking, larger than your dimension incorporates the capacity to express.

Therefore, in recognizing this immensity of this movement and this creation within your reality, one focus, one time framework would be overwhelmed in attempting to create this type of movement singularly, and independent of other energy and other focuses that may be creating experiences that shall offer you as essence the type of opening within this physical experience that shall allow for this insertion of this shift into your actual objective reality. Are you understanding?

CARTER: Yes, I am, and I appreciate it. What [did] that sixth chapter in Scotland [do], as far as lending to the shift a particular energy, so to speak, or energies? Can you share that?

ELIAS: That particular focus may be viewed as less dramatic, in a manner of speaking, than the other five. And what may be expressed as the general theme, so to speak, of that particular experience, is the recognition of interconnectedness, of camaraderie, of a lack of separation. For there is a recognition in that focus in interaction of the players, so to speak, that each experience that any one of the players may create is affecting of all the others.

CARTER: And so would that be represented by the concept of ‘clan,’ the different clans, as a large extended family?

ELIAS: You may allow yourself to be associating in this manner, although the expression in that focus extends beyond the experience of one clan.

CARTER: Um-hmm. Within these ... using this book as an example, the book of the shift, it is my impression that the individuals that have - although there are a lot of different focuses - but the focuses that have been engaged in these particular phenomena for the most part, all have shared focuses in these six chapters?

ELIAS: For the most part.

CARTER: For the most part.

ELIAS: Though there are some individuals that are not participating in those particular focuses.

CARTER: Well, I feel as if I’ve participated in all six. Is that accurate?

ELIAS: Yes, I may express to you, any individual that is participating in one is participating in all.” [no session number, March 02, 2001]

PAUL T: “Does the essence of Elias have a focus in the city? (5)

ELIAS: I may express to you, as this is a chapter focus within this particular book, there is interaction but not physical manifestation.

PAUL T: Interesting! As long as we’re into chapter focuses at the moment, if I may express my understanding and you can confirm that, a book relates to a single essence and an essence may have many books, but a single focus would be participating only within one book, and the interaction of many focuses could be likened to a shelf in a library, that these books are next to each other.

ELIAS: Let me clarify. Many essences participate in each book. Essences may be participating in many books simultaneously. Essences may incorporate several books with many of the same participating essences, and may incorporate some books with different essences.

If an essence is participating in chapter focuses of any particular book, they shall be participating in manifesting focuses in ALL of the chapters. Therefore, as example, if you are participating in this particular chapter of this particular book, you also are participating in all of the other chapters of that particular book.

Now; this is not to say that every individual manifest within this time framework is participating in this particular book.

PAUL T: I understand.

ELIAS: Therefore, in allowing yourself to identify an impression that you are participating in THIS particular chapter focus, your confirmation of that identification shall appear in information that you offer to yourself concerning the identification of another chapter focus of this same book.

Now; you may also simultaneously be participating with other groups of essences that create OTHER books and other chapter focuses; and you may simultaneously be focusing attentions in time frameworks and focuses that are NOT participating in ANY chapter focuses of any books.

PAUL T: Okay. So that means that I, in this focus, could be participating in more than one chapter of more than one book ... no, let me clarify. I could be participating in more than one chapter in other books, one chapter per book.

ELIAS: No. If you are participating in one chapter, you are participating in all of the chapters of each book.

PAUL T: Yes, but ... from the standpoint of the book, yes.

ELIAS: Yes.

PAUL T: I believe that I am involved in this book, because I have found other focuses that relate to this book.

ELIAS: You are correct.

Now; I may express to you, you hold MANY focuses of attention. Therefore, you as essence may be focusing an attention in this time framework which participates in ANOTHER book simultaneous to YOUR participation as one focus in THIS book.

PAUL T: So, for example, my focus of Marcus could be participating in another book?

ELIAS: Correct.” [session 795, March 11, 2001]

VICKI: “I have some things I’d like to talk to you about, mostly regarding my own impressions. (Elias smiles and chuckles) Some of them seem to be playing out; I’m also aware that I might be mixing some things up because I’ve been having so many impressions.

Most of these impressions are regarding the whole World War II/ Hitler/Nazi thing. I’m not real sure why my attention is so focused on this right now, but it is. One of my interpretations of my impressions was that this is the sixth chapter of this ‘Shift Book,’ as people are calling it. I know from talking to other people that you have said that this is not the case, correct?

ELIAS: You are correct.

VICKI: And this sixth chapter has to do with a location in Scotland?

ELIAS: You are correct.

VICKI: Would this particular chapter be connected to a session that I viewed a long time ago between yourself and Helen? (6)

ELIAS: Yes, this individual is a participant in that focus.

VICKI: That makes sense to me, because I saw her as another person all the way through that session, although I have no impressions about myself regarding that. I’ll let that go for now because I have no impressions; I’m just trying to clarify for myself.

I will say, though, that I still have this strong feeling about this whole World War II thing, and it being connected with THIS book. So I guess one of my questions is, can you clarify for me why I keep getting that and why I'm so drawn to this whole thing?

ELIAS: Yes. Now; in this, abstractly, there is a type of connection between that particular focus and this focus, but not as chapters of the same book. They are each chapter focuses, but in two different volumes, so to speak.

Now; the chapter focus that may be identified by this particular time framework of your World War II is the ending chapter of the religious era. That book, figuratively speaking, concerns itself as its theme and its subject matter with the progression of the religious era. But it overlaps in your previous century; one book ends and another book is continuing in this one particular century. There is an overlapping of eras, so to speak. There is an overlapping of Source Events.

Therefore, you experience what you may term to be a close connection between the two focuses. They are closely associated within your linear time framework. The books overlap within one particular century. Many of the individuals that participate in the one book also participate in the other book.

Now; as I have stated recently, it is not unusual for different books, per se, to be overlapping within time frameworks, and individuals may be participating in several books simultaneously and therefore hold focuses in several chapters of several books simultaneously. But I may also express to you that Source Events are few in relation to books and chapter focuses, in a manner of speaking.

There are many, many, many, many books and chapter focuses that are occurring throughout your history, each of them incorporating a basic theme. Just as individuals within your physical focus hold the capacity to be writing many, many, many books in one focus, you as essence participate in many focuses, in many books, in many chapters simultaneously. This is not unusual in the movement of essences in relation to your physical dimension.

What is significant is the overlapping of Source Events and the recognition that there are individuals that are participating in several books, or even two books, that both incorporate a theme which moves in conjunction with a particular Source Event.

As I have stated recently, not all individuals that participate in this forum are participating in this particular book concerning this shift in consciousness. They are participating in the shift in consciousness, but not necessarily in relation to this particular book. Essences create focuses of attention within chapters of books, so to speak, and also simultaneously create focuses of attention that are NOT in relation to any books or any chapters.

Therefore, there are some individuals within this forum that do participate in this particular book that has been identified and all of its chapters, in relation to this particular focus and this phenomenon. Are you understanding thus far?

VICKI: Yes, I think so.

ELIAS: In this, as you are moving in this particular focus and widening your awarenesses, you are also opening to the recognition of interconnectedness and the lack of separation. Therefore, you allow yourselves to view your connectedness, in your terms, to other individuals in other books that you also participate within and other chapters and their overlapping of each other, and this becomes more pronounced or emphasized if the books that you are recognizing incorporate a theme concerning a Source Event.

Not all books incorporate a theme which expresses a Source Event. Some may be designed merely to explore a particular subject matter or a particular type of movement. Some may be exploring one particular aspect of your reality. As example, one may be exploring many chapters in relation to the corporeal aspect of your reality or the emotional expression of your reality. These are not necessarily Source Events, but they are aspects of your reality that may hold a fascination for a group of essences to be exploring, and therefore create a theme of many focuses in relation to that subject matter.

There are myriads of subjects that are being incorporated in chapter focuses in different books, so to speak, in this physical reality. What you are recognizing are two chapters in two books that overlap each other and that both concern Source Events as the theme of the books, and both of those books incorporate physical focuses of attention and manifestations and experiences in one century. They overlap.

The significance of these two particular Source Events – for I may also express to you, there are other centuries in which Source Events overlap, and may incorporate books concerning those two chapters and those two Source Events – but the significance in THIS particular recognition is that both of these chapter focuses of both these books concerning both of these Source Events which are expressed are occurring in one time framework, one century, and they are both the identification of the same chapters.

The chapter focus of the manifestations within your identification of World War II is the ending chapter of that book. The ending chapter of THIS book, concerning this phenomenon and this shift in consciousness as its theme, is THIS particular focus.

The focus which you view to be future, identified as that which incorporates the City, is not the ending chapter of the book, for it also lends energy to the accomplishment of this focus. Therefore, the other focuses, the other time frameworks, the other chapters of this book all move in the expression of lending energy and understanding to the outcome, which is THIS focus.

VICKI: Being associated with the insertion of this shift.

ELIAS: Correct, in objective reality. Therefore, what you are offering yourself an impression of is merely a misunderstanding, associating that focus within the time period of your World War with THIS book, for they are closely associated in similarity and many of the same individuals participate in both of these books, both of these ending chapters.

VICKI: Thank you. That’s helpful. I do understand most of it, and it helps to clear up some confusion. Just briefly, regarding these chapter focuses, people have been referring to them in terms of locations, such as Scotland or Egypt, but these don’t necessarily have to do with locations, correct?

ELIAS: Correct.

VICKI: I mean, somebody can live anywhere and be associated or participating in a particular chapter.

ELIAS: Yes.

VICKI: Okay, so this is just an initial identification. Also regarding this particular book, if I remember correctly, you had identified to somebody that one of these chapters was in the British Isles and was concerning a wizard or a sorcerer?

ELIAS: You are correct.

VICKI: My impression on that is that the TFEs (7) that Mary and I did regarding the sorcerer’s apprentice, those were part of that chapter, correct?

ELIAS: Yes.

VICKI: I also have an impression regarding that particular chapter that I’m the stable boy.

ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.” [session 796, March 13, 2001]

BOBBI: “Well, Ruther [Lynda] very kindly asked you about a focus of mine a couple of weeks ago, the [name omitted] focus.

ELIAS: Correct.

BOBBI: This just opened all kinds of floodgates of investigation and information to me. I have a lot of questions about that, the particulars, I guess, the details, and other impressions.

What’s been interesting is that in connecting with this focus, I gained a lot more information about, I guess, what personality tone is, which has been really interesting as well. I think I’m getting more of a feeling of what the personality tone of Jale is, and being able to recognize that.

ELIAS: Very well!

BOBBI: With the other connections I’ve made, as well as the information that I got about the focus, which was interesting, I sort of learned things from it, like what it means that a focus is you but not you. I got a real sense of that and a sense of the continuity of relationships and the way they change and how they’re sort of influencing, which was unique. I kind of thought that was it! (Laughing)

So this has been eye opening in another way. I’m getting a different set of information from this, so I would imagine that this would continue, that there is more to be discovered out there.

ELIAS: You are correct, and you are beginning the genuine recognition in your reality of the concepts that I have expressed to all of you throughout the engagement of this forum in familiarizing yourself with you, not merely familiarizing yourself with you in this one focus, but with you as essence.

BOBBI: Yes, absolutely; I’m getting a sense now of what that means. What has been interesting about this was seeing the similarities of some of my focuses that fortunately had biographies that I could read and get more detailed information on, seeing the similarities in them and myself, and getting a feeling of this personality tone. (Elias nods) Somehow, it makes me feel better about me in this focus. I’m not sure exactly how, maybe it’s just the recognition ... I’m not sure, but it’s been a really neat unexpected outcome of all of this.

ELIAS: I am understanding, for in allowing yourself to create this familiarity with yourself as essence, you begin the objective realization that you genuinely are multi-faceted and that you genuinely are more than you have associated with your identification of yourself previously, and in this, you also allow yourself to view the many expressions and the diversity of yourself as an essence.

BOBBI: Yes, and how my personality tone is continuing through those very, very different expressions.

ELIAS: You are correct.

BOBBI: Yes, it’s been really fascinating.

Connecting with this particular focus of [name omitted], I have some questions about that, and about why it’s been such a clear, easy connection with this guy. I guess my first question about that is for about 33 years our lives, our focuses, overlap. Now, considering the ease that I was able to connect with him, I would assume that we are of similar tone. (Pause)

ELIAS: Let me express to you, in this particular type of situation of these particular focuses, the similarity in focus tone holds less significance in your allowance of yourself to be recognizing or objectively connecting to that other focus than the expression of the overlapping of time frameworks.

In this, as I have expressed to Lawrence [Vicki] recently, these two particular focuses that individuals participate in the expression of both hold similarities in the expressions of the manifestations and their theme, so to speak. As I have expressed to Lawrence [Vicki], these two focuses in particular overlap each other, and in that overlapping there is also expressed a similarity in the types of manifestations or expressions of the focuses themselves, which allows for an ease in your objective connection with them.

In this, as I have expressed, these two focuses are both final chapters of two particular books, in a manner of speaking. They are both created and manifest within the same century. They are both books that are addressing to or expressing the subject matter of movement of two Source Events. Therefore, there are many similarities of these two focuses in themselves, speaking generally, and in this, as they do overlap each other and they do hold many similarities, they are easily accessible in the expression of your objective awareness.

In a manner of speaking, they may be likened to objective memory which is created within one focus, for they are in a manner of speaking superimposed upon each other in a similar time framework. This creates a thinner veil of separation between these two particular focuses.

BOBBI: That’s what I was a little confused about. Now, of course, looking back and connecting things, I can see a lot of little overlaps, or if you want to call them clues or whatever, that have always been there.

I also have a question about the ease in how I got that name. I was telling Mary, I’ve been trying to backtrack and figure out how it all came about, how this came to my awareness, ‘cause I was just sort of generally ruminating and these three names just popped into my head so clearly. (8) It was surprising, anyway! (Laughing) And it was surprising to find that other people were also connecting to the same time framework at the same time. So, is there some sort of energy being lent to the ease in connecting right now with that particular time?

ELIAS: It is not necessarily this type of expression that you are associating with, but I shall confirm to you that many individuals in this time framework now are allowing themselves an ease in their identification of focuses in the time framework of that other final chapter of the other book. This may not necessarily be associated with a type of energy that you may view as a wave in consciousness, so to speak, but rather individuals have been moving in conjunction with this shift in consciousness and have been widening their awareness.

Now; in that expression, MANY individuals are expressing a tremendous similarity in the awareness that they have opened to in consciousness and in their participation with the insertion of this shift in their individual objective realities; and in this, you allow in that openness a free-flow of energy which drops the thinnest veil of separation between focuses, and that allows an ease in your connecting to, in your terms, these focuses that may be most closely associated with you presently in relation to time.

You create objective associations in relation to time, and in this, those associations create what may be figuratively termed as thinner or thicker veils between the different focuses of essence. The greater span of time between one focus and another focus creates an automatic association of a thicker veil, for you view that time incorporation to be expressing a further removal of the other focus from yourself. Are you understanding thus far?

BOBBI: Yes.

ELIAS: Very well. In this, as you widen your awareness, you allow for your own individual movement to be creating actions in relation to this shift in consciousness, and one of those actions associated with this shift is dropping the veils of separation. Therefore, it is quite understandable that within this time framework presently, as you insert this shift into your objective reality, you begin the actual action of dropping the veils and allowing yourself a genuine and clear identification of other aspects of yourself as you and as one essence, and the identification of that essence as being you.

In this, the most closely associated focus to this present focus that you identify with yourself is this focus in the time framework of your mid-previous century in which you participate in the event of this world war. I may express to you, once again, the reason this particular focus is more closely associated with you now than say a future focus which may perhaps also overlap this focus is the expressions of these two focuses and the similarities of their design, that they are both expressions of Source Events, they are both chapter focuses of two particular books, they are both the final or ending chapters of these two books. Therefore, they share many similarities in their expressions and are closely associated to each other.

I may express to you, Jale [Bobbi], in this time framework there are many, many individuals, not merely those within interaction of this forum but throughout your globe, that are offering themselves recognitions of their participation in that particular event and time framework, and recognizing that in actuality they have offered themselves clues throughout their focus presently which have been indications of their participation in that particular focus.

In this time framework now, you – and I may express to you many hundreds of thousands of other individuals – are beginning an objective recognition of your own experiences within this focus that bear identifications of that focus. Individuals allow themselves a recognition of dream imagery that they have experienced within this focus which is directly associated with that other focus. Individuals are beginning recognition of expressions they have engaged objectively or particular associations that they have created objectively that are directly associated with their participation in that other focus also.

Previously all of these individuals, yourself also, have not quite offered yourselves the explanation of the link of your own experiences to those experiences being created in that other focus, and now, as you have widened your awareness, as you have moved into your new century, as you are inserting this shift objectively into your reality, you begin offering yourself more of a genuine familiarity and recognition of yourself as essence much more realistically.

BOBBI: Yes, and I’m looking forward to more of those kinds of insights. (Elias chuckles)

I have a question about that particular Source Event. I understand it was the religious Source Event?

ELIAS: Correct.

BOBBI: So is the Judea focus that Tyl [Joanne] is quite interested in, is that one of the chapters?

ELIAS: Yes.” [session 808, March 29, 2001]

ELIAS: “... The theme of this session is the mass events that you have been creating and what you are creating NOW ...

MALE: Thanks! (Elias chuckles)

ELIAS: ... and your perceptions of what you are creating, and the movement of this shift in consciousness in relation to what you are creating in this movement.

Let me express to you first of all a brief identification of an aspect of this creation [e.g. the September 11, 2001 bombings at the World Trade Center and Pentagon], a parallel. I have offered information previously concerning chapter focuses. These are focuses in which groups of individuals manifest together to be creating a type of chapter of a book. These books, so to speak, incorporate several to many chapters, dependent upon the subject matter of the book.

Presently in this time framework, you are participating in a chapter focus of the book which incorporates the theme of this shift in consciousness, and as I have stated previously, this particular focus is the final chapter of this book.

This is not to say that it is, in your estimation, the most advanced within time framework, for there is another chapter of this book which incorporates what you view to be a later time period. But it matters not, for all time is simultaneous, and this particular chapter is the ending chapter of this particular book.

In your previous century, overlapping with this chapter was another chapter, a final chapter of another book, of a religious book. This chapter centered itself in the time framework of your second world war. Many of you, if not all, participate in focuses in that chapter also.

These two chapters incorporate commonalities, almost parallels. In that final chapter of that book ending an era, and in this final chapter of this book beginning an era, you engage the entirety of your world. Every individual occupying manifestation upon your planet participates. You ALL participate in the mass events that have occurred in both of these chapters.

Now; you also have created mass events of trauma in both of these chapters. You incorporate war in both of these chapters, and you individualize and personalize the affectingness of the theme of each of these chapters in unique manners.

Within your religious book, you have creatively chosen to be individualizing and personalizing the theme of that book in choosing religion and differences as a lasting expression of that particular chapter, which affected every individual within your globe.

I may express to you, in this final chapter of this book, you have also been quite creative. You have chosen to be creating mass events, and you have also chosen a manner in which to personalize and individualize your mass event through dis-ease, and whether you choose to create the dis-ease or not, you all incorporate the effect, for you are all aware of it.

You also quite creatively have not chosen a contagion [e.g. the anthrax attacks that followed the 9-1-1 bombings] to be the manner in which you personalize and individualize your mass event, for this would not be in keeping with your shift, for this shift in consciousness focuses upon the individual, and the reality that you create every moment and every aspect of your reality individually, and that all of your reality is created through your perception, and that you direct yourselves, not to be dictated to by beliefs or by other individuals or that which you view to be authorities.

Therefore, you have chosen a dis-ease which must be manifest individually and not to be transmitted from one to another, but you also have not chosen a dis-ease that shall be creating an avenue of mass disengagement. You have offered yourselves CHOICE.

Now; there are many movements occurring presently. Many individuals incorporate many questions. I have addressed to some questions that individuals have presented in relation to your movement, this shift, your mass events, and what YOU are creating, and how this mass event is also incorporated within your individual reality, for it very well is! Do not delude yourselves, my friends, in expressing to yourselves that you are removed or that you are not participating, for you are.

And within this time framework, as I have stated at the turn of your new century and millennium, now you insert this shift into your objective reality and you present yourself with choices. How shall you insert it? In the continuation of trauma or in the acceptance of yourselves and the realization of your choices? Shall you be victims or shall you be expressing freedom? It is your choice.” [session 938, October 27, 2001]


End Notes:

(1) Vic’s note: because of a sense of incompletion, Mary and I decided to continue this session Sunday morning. For the record, December 29, 1996.

(2) Paul’s note: Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland and lived from 1854-1900. He led a colorful and artisitic life that provided fodder for his plays, novels, and satires on Victorian society. Wilde promoted the Romantic ideal of art for art’s sake.

Elias has mentioned a number of physical focuses of his. He also mentions that each of us usually choose at least one lifetime in which we are well known (fame or infamy). Elias tends to down play his well known focuses as so many people seem to concentrate on these and miss the point that their own “every day” focuses are just as important and purposeful.

Elias mentioned in 1995 one of his physical focuses was Oscar Wilde.

VICKI: “Another basic curiosity question. In the beginning of our sessions, we had questions and some answers about this particular focus in which you were Oscar Wilde.” [session 142, December 27, 1996]

In 1996, Elias mentioned that one of his focuses was Ludwig Van Beethoven who lived from 1770 – 1827 [unpublished session 72b, February 18, 1996]. He expressly stated that he did not want this session to be made available, so it became the first session unpublished by request. I note with irony, however, that this fact is now common knowledge among Elias readers. And even though the session is not available, the information has been “leaked,” so to speak, further reinforcing the original idea of not getting distracted by our draw to our own famous focus personalities and concentrating on ourselves in this focus.

In 1997 Elias revealed several additional focus personalities:

ELIAS: “Good afternoon. I shall approach you slightly differently this day, and introduce myself as Elias Bodreaux. Born, Michelle, France, 1774. Upon adolescence, move to Paris. Quite handsome! (Laughter) [Died] 1821, Paris. Killed with a bullet.

I shall also introduce myself to you as what may be translated in your sound as Knar, from the planet which translates in sound – although this is not its name, but translates into sound – in your language as Tüle. This would be located outside of your present known galaxy, but also within this present now; for simultaneously, I am these focuses, although I also hold no focuses in any physical dimension. And you are this also.

I offer you two examples of two physical focuses which I have manifest within. I also express to you that I am non-physically focused, holding no focuses in any physical dimension presently. These are both true, but they are seeming to be contradictory. You also hold many focuses in this dimension and in many other dimensions, and you also are non-physically focused within essence.” [session 211, August 30, 1997]

I’m also including Vic’s note from the above session as it offers some additional insight into how Elias got his name:

Vic’s note from session 211, August 30, 1997: this was an interesting introduction to a session, as Elias has rarely talked about his physical focuses. Also, another interesting note is that this focus of Elias Bodreaux would be the one which the name Elias comes from, as this was not the name that Elias initially used to introduce himself. Elias first introduced himself as Rastin, or “Raz." Mary was uncomfortable with this name and insisted on calling him Elias, as she had “remembered” an individual named Elias during a past-life regression a few years prior. She was very comfortable with this particular memory, as she had remembered Elias as a very close friend. Recently, Elias told us that we had altered probabilities (whatever that means!) and that his “essence tone” is now Elias.

(3) Paul’s note: the concept of “split-aparts” is credited to the Greek Philosopher, Plato, who lived from 427 – 347 B.C. According to Plato’s creation story in the Symposium, the original human was a singular being – a perfect being that had the gender characteristics of both male and female. This perfect being was “split apart” into separate genders, and these split-aparts have been seeking each other out in order to regain their sense of perfect union ever since.

“Each of us when separated, having one side only ... is but the indenture of a man, and he is always looking for his other half.”
Symposium – Plato, 360 B.C.

The idea of “split-aparts” forms the basis for the New Age concept of soul mates, or two people perfectly suited to create a fulfilling relationship. Ironically, according to Elias, the definition of “fulfilling” may not always be what we consider positive, but more in line with his concept of value fulfillment.

Digests: find out more about value fulfillment.

Digests: find out more about soul mates.

(4) Vic’s note: this has also been termed “the shift book.”

(5) Paul’s note: this a reference to a concept introduced earlier by Elias that is best described in his own words:

ELIAS: “This creation of the city is an actual creating. Actual individuals inhabit this ‘place’ within your future, and also within your past. This place has been created in what you view to be past, far beyond the past that your scientists recognize within their estimation of the growth of this planet. Within what you may view as a much closer future, this city becomes actualized once again, modified by you presently; modified also by your action within consciousness, within your shift.

“You alone are not the only individuals creating this city. You are individuals aware of creating this city. Many individuals contribute to this city, for many individuals are prompted by the Seers presently, within the action of the shift. Many individuals are not what you term consciously, what we may term objectively, aware of their involvement; nonetheless, they create also, within the collective consciousness. The differentiation is that you present, and those new friends becoming, are aware of what you create.” [session 118, September 08, 1996]

VICKI: “Carter’s question is, he wants to know exactly where the city is. He’d like to know the continent, and he’d like to know the latitude and the longitude. (Laughter)

ELIAS: (Grinning) “This would be quite difficult to be offering within this present now, for you have not entirely created it! Therefore, it is not inserted.

PAUL H: “But when it gets inserted, where will it be inserted?? (Laughter) Carter wants to know!

ELIAS: (Chuckling) “Ah, but you have not directed your attention in this area at all, have you? You have merely directed your attention into the formation of elements within it, but you have not lent energy into its insertion into this dimension or its placement in a location.

PAUL H: “So the placement is still open, as far as a potential of probabilities?

ELIAS: “Absolutely.” [session 281, May 17, 1998]

For those interested, there are earlier references to this city in the work of Seth/Jane Roberts in the dream city exercises with Jane Roberts’s ESP class in the late 60’s and early 70’s. This is described in detail in The “Unknown” Reality, (1977), Vol. 2, Appendix 16, session 711, October 08, 1974. Also, in Sue Watkin’s book, Conversations with Seth, Vol. 1, (1980), Chapter 10 – The Experiment Continues: Seth II, Mental Events, and the Birth of the City

Digests: find out more about the city.

Elias has also offered information on this city and his own city exercise.

Exercises: find out more about the city exercise.

(6) Paul’s note: Elias discussed earlier a lifetime that took place in Medieval Scotland. Find out more in session 265.

(7) Bobbi’s note: TFE – Transfocal Encounter; viewing other focuses while in an altered state. Sometimes referred to as a “past life regression,” but within the concept of simultaneous time, all focuses occur simultaneously, and there is no “past.”

Digests: find out more about TFEs.

(8) Bobbi’s note: the three names were the focus names of two other forum members and myself in that time framework.

Digests – see also: | accepting self | belief systems; an overview | bleed-through | choices/agreements | the city | dimension | disengage (“death”) | distortion | energy exchanges; Elias, Paul (Patel) | essence; an overview | essence families; an overview | essence names | essence tones | focus of essence; an overview | focus of essence; beginning – continuing – final | forum | imagination | information | intents | manifestation | mass events | objective/subjective awareness | perception | engaging periphery | probabilities | relationships | religion (spirituality) | shift in consciousness | simultaneous time | Source Events | time frameworks | truth | widening awareness |

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