ELIAS: “Your goal, so to speak, is to incorporate no conflict. Therefore, listening to your impulses, to your impressions, to your self, and heeding what your self expresses to you, will allow you no conflict; but as you do not listen, you incorporate much conflict!”
CHRIS: “It’s hard when you have so much fear, you know, you have one side of you saying ‘Don’t fear, go ahead, you can do this, you can do anything you want,’ and the other side you have, ‘You have to pay the rent, you have to do this.’ You have all of those other belief systems banging and creating conflict, and then you just kind of ...”
ELIAS: “This is correct, and this is where your conflict lies now; this being what may distract your motivation. If you are allowing your fear to be influencing you, your motivation will diminish, and once again, you will deviate from your intent; and in this, be remembering, you will incorporate conflict; but if you are chancing trusting, you will be moving effortlessly and incorporating no conflict! You are so blinded to your probabilities that you believe that the pay-off that you receive presently is the most pay-off that you may receive! What you do not realize is that as you move effortlessly in trusting of yourself, and listening to yourself, and letting go of fear, your pay-off increases!” [session 66, January 14, 1996]
ELIAS: “I may express to you all, although you may incorporate a great desire to actually express your freedom and experience your own power and your own strength, there is some element of comfort in what is familiar even if you dislike it, for it IS familiar. The unfamiliar in many expressions is unknown for it is unexperienced, and that does not generate comfort. It may generate more of an inspiration in desire, but not comfort, for it is not familiar. In unknowns, you do not know what to expect. Therefore, [there is] also an element of a lack of control and the circle of ‘What if I step into the unknown and it is a wrong choice?’ You are viewing your wrong choices now, and you are addressing to them.
“To avoid overwhelming yourself any more than you already have, the point would be to allow yourself in increments to notice the moments in which you are expressing that hesitation or that denial or that uncomfortableness or apprehension, or irritation and fear, and allow yourself to acknowledge that and not oppose it.
“That is the greatest snare, for that is a very strong automatic response. If you dislike some expression, you automatically oppose it. If you are uncomfortable, you automatically oppose it. Your first incorporation is to rid yourself of it.”
CATHY: “So what we should do is just sit there with it.”
ELIAS: “Allow yourself to experience, to recognize, to NOT oppose. As you experience that which you dislike, if you are not opposing it you generate the allowance, and in the allowance you spark new choices.
“And I do not deny that these are not easy concepts!” [session 1742, April 02, 2005]
BONNIE: “... Elias, you talked about dissipating fear by using appreciation. Do you have a suggestion about how to dissipate an argumentativeness or an opposition that you feel rising?”
ELIAS: “The same, appreciation. In the moment that you are experiencing that rise within yourself and you are beginning to generate a conflict with another individual and you feel yourself becoming agitated and judgmental and are moving into that argumentativeness, allow yourself momentarily to disappear the other individual. They do not exist momentarily. Turn your attention to you and evaluate what the threat is – why you are being argumentative, what is motivating that, what are you attempting to instruct or prove? Allow yourself to appreciate some element within yourself, regardless of what it is – that your hair may wave in a particular manner in that moment. It matters not. Reappear the other individual in your perception, which you may generate this action in merely a moment. Once you reappear the other individual, move your attention to an appreciation of any element of that individual, regardless of what it is. Perhaps you appreciate a button upon the other individual’s shirt; it matters not what it is.
“The expression of genuine appreciation itself interrupts aggression and it interrupts your attention. It immediately alters the energy. It immediately alters your energy; it immediately alters the other individual’s energy also.”
BONNIE: “Thank you.”
ELIAS: “You are very welcome.” [session 1861, October 22, 2005]
ELIAS: “I have expressed to you previously that you incorporate energy areas within your living space. You deposit energy into areas of your space that surrounds you. You identify and connect with certain areas within physical space. In this, it may be, as I have expressed, a corner of your room. While experiencing transition, you may identify with an area within physical focus, within energy. Your essence will not be incorporated there. There is no ‘ghost’ residing there, but there may be ‘lingering energy.’ Energy is always in motion. Dependent upon the experience that you may incorporate within transition, this energy may also be affected and may move in unusual ways. This is not to say that each time you experience strange phenomenon within physical focus that you cannot explain, that this is connected with an essence within transition; for many times, as I have expressed, you yourselves, within the energy of your essence and within your consciousness, may project outward physical expressions of your own emotional state. You may separate elements of your energy, and project them outward, and be affecting.
Many individuals view this type of phenomenon as ‘possession ,’ or as ‘haunting’ elements. Your physical instruments will register definite energy rises, but they are not explaining to you the origin of this energy. You speculate that this energy is originating from another non-physical entity. This is not always the case. There are many times in which you may project outward yourself, and create this type of phenomenon. Individuals have been known to speak within foreign languages, also explaining this to be the phenomenon of another entity possessing their physical form. This is incorrect. I have stated, many times: essences are not intrusive. Therefore, what you draw upon in these instances are other focuses, which you allow to bleed through into your present, or what you view to be your present consciousness, allowing a merging, and therefore expressing elements to which you normally would have no knowledge of.
This is also not to say that sometimes essences within transition do not affect physical focus, for sometimes they do. You may interact, within your ‘psychic games,’ with other essences. You may interact with those in transition, or those not in transition. When action is expressed in what you term to be an undesirable manner, it is most likely either yourself creating this through your consciousness, or residual energy of an essence within transition. Belief systems are very affecting of all of this phenomenon.” [session 80, March 20, 1996]
BOB: “Elias, in our Christian cultures, the character of Satan or the devil is very strong and powerful. To what extent is that an actualized, realized character, as opposed to someone we’ve created through our belief systems?
ELIAS: There is no entity or essence which may be classified as evil, for there is no evil. Within your belief systems and within your physical manifestations and your forgetfulness, you create fear. Within your creations of fear, you objectify this at times quite effectively! You may in actuality materialize and animate a reality of a form which may be manipulated physically. This is a projection of your own energy. This also shall be suggesting to you, contrarily, of your tremendous magnificence in your creative ability! (Grinning, and we all laugh) Within physical focus, you may actually physically project an emotion and allow this physical form that may manipulate freely, although you are directing of this movement. Quite effective! You may also be creating of what you objectify as angels, for they also are projections.
BOB: As opposed to actual entities?
ELIAS: Quite! There is no – underline once again – NO separation within consciousness. There is NO higher plane. There are no planes! There is no distinction. You do not hold masters, for you are masters! There is no greater or lesser entity or essence or consciousness, for all of consciousness is consciousness, and there is no differentiation or distinction, other than its choice in differences of energy manifestation.” [session 186, June 22, 1997]
ELIAS: “Fear: this be a pressing subject matter within this present now that you all hold elements of. Therefore, we shall begin with this subject. Fear is a complicated subject matter. You each hold different elements of fearfulness in different areas and within different degrees, but you each hold fearfulness.
Within physical focus, your greatest fear is that of physical focus. It is unfamiliar to you. It is an experimentation in experience. Therefore, you enter into a state of attention that is unfamiliar to you. You are entering into an area of exploration. This be the nature of essence, of all consciousness – another subject matter that may be added to our list that may hold interest, that of consciousness. You enter into any physical dimension with the intent of exploration, another aspect of becoming within essence, within consciousness, exploring that which is unknown to you, allowing yourself new experiences; but as they are unfamiliar to you, you also hold fearfulness.
Now; let me explain that within all different dimensions you do not hold fearfulness, for some dimensions do not hold belief systems that shall be creating of fearfulness. Therefore, you explore your new dimension and physical focus in other dimensions without the element of fearfulness.
Within this dimension, you have created this particular physical focus holding many belief systems and emotion. Fearfulness is also directly connected with emotion. Therefore, in this particular dimension it is a pronounced element in your reality, for it is connected with your emotion. Within your belief systems, you hold a fearfulness of unknown. All elements of this dimension are unknowns to you. Therefore the fearfulness also is an intricate element of your reality.
In one respect, this is a part of your reality which is intricate and serves a purposeful placement in your reality. It may be motivating to you, and it also may be cautioning to you. Therefore, it serves a benefit in helpfulness to you within this particular reality. In other respects, it may be limiting to you. It is dependent upon your use of this emotion and your manipulation of it, which stems from your understanding of it.
Within an understanding of this emotion, it may be manipulated to be beneficial to you. There are elements beyond your comprehension within this particular dimension that, holding fearfulness of these elements, you shall prevent yourself from entering into areas that may be confusing or conflicting to you. It is limiting to you in that you hold a basic fearfulness of this physical reality in itself. The exploration of this dimension and physical reality is an unknown. It is unfamiliar to you. Therefore, you hold fearfulness within it all.
Just as were you to journey into your far reaches of your space, so to speak, you would hold fearfulness of what you may encounter, that that which you may encounter may not be friendly and is an unknown. In the same manner, as you move day by day within your focus, what you may encounter may also not be friendly. This is including yourself, for you are exploring yourself equal to your environment. Therefore, what you are exploring is as unknown to you objectively, within your attention in this focus, as the far reaches of space. This be the reason that I express to you so very many times that you are worthy, that you are safe within yourselves, and that you need not be frightened of yourselves.
Your greatest limitation is your fearfulness of self; not of your environment, not of other individuals, but of your own selves and what you may be creating for you and what you may discover about you. Therefore, you hold a fearfulness of this ‘black hole’ that is the deep inner you, which possesses all of your dark secrets that you do not allow even your objective self to view. But within your black hole of yourself is merely the belief systems that you have acquired that suggest to you that you are not worthy, or that you may not accomplish, or that another is BETTER than you. In actuality, as I have stated many many times, you are perfect within yourselves within each moment. You are accomplishing within each moment what you choose to be accomplishing in perfect alignment with your intent, and at the moment that you are not accomplishing perfectly within alignment of your intent, you shall disengage, for you shall not hold the value fulfillment within yourself within this particular dimension any longer.
I am quite understanding that many individuals hold discontentment within physical focus, creating within their individual focuses unhappiness. This also stems from your fearfulness. This is not to say that you are not continuing to be moving within your value fulfillment, but I am acknowledging that within physical focus, your experience may suggest uncomfortableness and discontentment. You may strive to be ‘looking for a better way,’ more comfort within your focus, an easement, less difficulty, less conflict, less distress. This be the reason that I speak to you so very often of no right and wrong and good and bad. These are products of your belief systems, and they are quite influencing of you.
I am not discounting of the reality of these belief systems and how they are influencing and creating of your reality, for what you feel and what you experience IS REALITY. If you are unhappy, you are unhappy. It IS your reality. It is not an illusion. It is created by your belief systems, but it is also your reality.
I do not express to you that there is no right, wrong, good, bad that you may eliminate these from your focus and your reality, but to expand your awareness that there is more beyond your belief systems. It is these belief systems that limit you and create these situations of fearfulness and unhappiness. I may also express to you that in many cases, your experiences of distress or unhappiness are also contributing to your value fulfillment, for they attain your attention. I have expressed many times: you pay very much more attention to what you view to be negative experiences than you do to what you view to be positive experiences.
Within our early sessions, I expressed examples of individuals and experiences. If you are experiencing joyfulness, happiness, a gift, you are receiving of this, you are experiencing this, and you allow this to fly away. You do not hold to it. Therefore, you view happiness or joyfulness as fleeting, for you merely view it for what it is – an experience – and you allow this experience to fly away. You do not hold to this experience. But if you are creating of what you believe to be a negative experience – a painful, a fearful, a hurtful experience – you hold to this. You play your game of your cat and mouse; and even as the mouse is dead, you continue to bat with the mouse and play and examine and toss about this dead mouse (1), for it fascinates you!
Within essence non-physically, you do not hold negative. There is no positive/negative, right/wrong, good/evil. You merely are. You merely experience these elements for you hold belief systems that suggest these elements to you and influence your emotional state FOR the experience. Within your logic, express to me: is it not logical that you would CHOOSE to be exploring elements that ARE unfamiliar to you, that you would choose to bat the dead mouse for it is unfamiliar? This be why you hold a fascination with these elements, and they attain your attention, and you pay much more attention to them than you do to joyfulness. Although joyfulness is not an element of non-physical focus either, within your belief systems it is closer to familiarity than fearfulness. (Pause)
How may you eliminate fearfulness? (To Helen) This be part two of your question! The elimination of fearfulness is trustfulness and acceptance. (The group sighs in unison) Which, you all settle into your seats presently and express within yourselves, ‘Ah, yes. This once again! I am quite aware that acceptance and trustfulness of self shall be eliminating of fearfulness. Let us be on with this!’ (Laughter) What you do NOT acknowledge is that you may speak this to yourselves, but you do not understand yet the reality of these words. They are merely words.
In acceptance of self in truth, in trustfulness of self, there is no room for fearfulness. It is automatically eradicated; for the reason that you do not eliminate fear is that you continue to hold belief systems, you continue to reinforce your base belief system of duplicity, and you do not accept self.
(Intently) I have expressed this recently – once previously – and I shall express once again: I make the suggestion that you all for a time period create within you the exercise which has been offered within our early sessions, to be noticing of each time that you are discounting of self within each day. I suggest to you that you may hold amazement at how very many times, within one day of time framework, you discount yourselves and reinforce your own belief systems within duplicity, and reinforce in this your own fearfulness. Each time you are excusing yourself, each time you are apologizing for your actions or your thoughts, each time you are discounting of yourself, each time you are expressing that you may have accomplished more efficiently within that moment, or better, you are reinforcing your own belief systems of duplicity.
This is not to express to you that you strive for nothing or that you may not create movement into a wider awareness, but a wider awareness is not ‘better!’ It is more of a remembrance and a knowing of self, more of an acceptance of self. It is NOT bettering of self. This is the belief system which is misinterpreted of widening awareness. You are not becoming better individuals. You are becoming more AWARE individuals. You are remembering self and accepting self, therefore lessening the hold of your belief systems and your fearfulness upon yourself within your physical focus.
Therefore, I express to you: also do not reinforce your belief system that your widening of awareness creates a better person, for you are not creating a better person or individual. You are creating more of an awareness and more of an acceptance within the whole of you, recognizing that all of your belief systems ARE your reality, and acceptable. How may you accept belief systems if you view certain belief systems as unacceptable? It is quite easy to be accepting belief systems that are working belief systems, but if you hold another belief system that certain belief systems are unacceptable and bad, you may never accept these belief systems, but they ARE an element of your reality and what creates your reality; therefore, what is you.
Therefore, the key to acceptance is to be accepting of ALL of your reality, be it in your belief systems, good or bad, ALL of which is your creation, which is YOU; and as you are not accepting of certain elements of your creations, your belief systems, YOU, you reinforce your element of fearfulness.” [session 253, December 28, 1997]
KAAN: “Elias, I have a question. First of all, very nice to meet you in objective terms! I had a creature event that I could not understand the meaning of that I drew upon myself. I was driving very late one night from one state to another, and was reviewing some of my fears. In association with these fears, the idea came that somehow in the Chinese system, my birth year was associated with rabbits. This wasn’t a pleasant idea and I especially associated with these fears, but I sort of tried to accept them and thought, ‘What if that’s the case? What if these fears are like that?’ and tried to see through them. As I was working with this, accepting those fears that were coming, a rabbit rushed by from the side of the road and basically died on the right front tire of the car. To this date, I don’t remember consciously running over an animal. It was in the middle of nowhere. Obviously this was an event that I drew upon myself. However, I could not interpret it. I wanted to do some interpretation, saying, ‘Well, this is how rabbit characters die, with these types of fears.’ I couldn’t interpret it, but I wanted to ask your opinion on it.
ELIAS: As I have stated, creatures are of your creation. Therefore, you may draw upon these creations at different moments to be offering yourself objective imagery in situations and they shall be in cooperation, recognizing that they are not separated from you. You look to yourselves as separated from nature, as you term it, and from each other and from all of your creatures, but they hold an understanding that they are not separated from you. Therefore, in this knowing they may be in cooperation with you in consciousness, holding no fearfulness of what you term to be death.
Creatures hold no fearfulness of death. Therefore, it matters not, for they also hold an understanding that at the moment of what you term to be death, the energy of their consciousness shall merely reconfigure and rearrange itself. In this, they may be drawn by you in cooperation, to offer you objective imagery for your own noticing and information. The rabbit offers itself as imagery to you, in your attempt for movement in the issue of fearfulness, as a symbol to be putting an end to the fearfulness, for you view death as an ending.
KAAN: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are welcome. This is not ALWAYS the situation. You may be terminating, so to speak, (grinning) small creatures’ little lives with your carriages or other instruments many times. This is not to say that each squirrel that you are moving over and ending their little life – or each chipmunk or each rabbit or each possum or skunk or what have you – is always an example of this, but this particular situation IS an example of this.” [session 260, January 18, 1998]
MICHAEL: “Well, first I wanted to ask, who’s bad? (10-second pause)
ELIAS: Clarify. (Vic’s hint: a singular glove. Ducking and running!)
MICHAEL: An entity that was attached to me.
ELIAS: Which is your terminology for this.
MICHAEL: Yes. (10-second pause)
ELIAS: Let me explain the situation of projection and its connection and influence with belief systems.
Many individuals hold very strong belief systems which hold their origins within religious belief systems. Individuals may not align themselves with religious belief systems objectively or to their way of thinking, but you are entrenched within a culture that holds very strong religious belief systems, and also your planet has held very strong religious belief systems in many different manners throughout most of your history. In this, the mass belief systems hold much energy and are very influencing and affecting of the individuals.
Now; in this, individuals have come to believe that many of these concepts or ideas which are set forth by these religious belief systems are true, or hold truthfulness.
Let me explain to you that within this physical dimension, this physical manifestation, truths exist, but they are far removed from what you believe within your belief systems to be true. (2)
Therefore, this be the preface to that which I shall explain to you presently, in answer to your question of what you believe to be an entity.
Now; within projection of energy, all individuals within your dimension hold the ability to be projecting energy. You project energy continuously throughout your focus. At times you also separate fearfulness from you and project this fearfulness outward and may be creating of an actual entity which holds existence, but the confusion lies in the holding to belief systems which have been accepted into your reality and therefore express to you that this is an entity, so to speak, which attaches itself to you from outside of yourself.
I shall express to you that you are a manifestation, a focus of essence. You manifest within this particular dimension as a focus of essence which holds its attention in one area, which is you. You are also all of essence. Essence is much greater than the one manifestation within a physical focus, although each physical focus holds all of essence within it.
I preface this, that you may understand as I express to you that essences are not intrusive and essence is not hurtful. But the focus of essence, which there are countless focuses of, each of these focuses of essence holds their own identity, their own variation of tone which is encompassed by the whole of essence, and each focus creates their own intent, their own direction, their own intentions in actions and creations of probabilities, and their own choice and free will. Each focus holds its own creativity and holds the ability to be creating of whatever they are choosing.
In this, as there is much energy lent within the creation of mass belief systems, it lends energy to the individual to be creating of certain situations more easily than if they were to be creating outside of the mass belief systems. These belief systems lend an ease to your creations within them.
Each focus of essence holds unlimited energy. There is no limit to the energy that you possess, that you may access, and that you may manipulate. Therefore, you hold tremendous ability at your little fingertips (wiggling his fingers) within your creativity.
Throughout your history, many individuals have created the choice of separating in energy those emotional qualities of energy which create fearfulness. In this action, they separate out all of the aspects of fearfulness within their emotional qualities of self, and in this separation of that particular energy, they also create a projection of that specific energy. These projections have been accomplished in many different manners. At times, they hold such great strength that they may manifest into actual entities, as you perceive them to be. You may even project another individual that may physically, solidly stand before you that you may view as an apparition or an appearance of some cosmic essence or evil energy, but in actuality what has occurred is that the individual has chosen to be separating their own fearful energy and projecting this outwardly, separating self and all other qualities from this one aspect of physical experience, and in this create the projection, which appears to be another entity, which may be in fact quite menacing, for it is a projection of your own fearfulness. And you are pushing away, expressing to this element of fearfulness, ‘I wish not to hold with you. You may separate yourself from me, and I shall continue without you.’ But what is not understood objectively within physical focus, for you are so very influenced by the belief systems that are held, is that in projecting this type of energy, it menaces you more than would it in continuing to hold it, for you assign more power in energy to it as you allow it to separate from you.
The mass belief systems throughout your history express this to be possession, visitations by demons or evil spirits, confused essences wandering. Many different reasonings are assigned to this action. Many rituals have been performed to be exorcising these types of projections. The reason that some – not many, but some – of these so-called exorcisms accomplish their specific goal is that the individual holds a very strong belief system that this shall be accomplishing, and accepts what they believe to be helpfulness from another individual. In actuality, what is occurring in this process is that the individual being affected is subjectively creating a new agreement to reclaim their own fearfulness and to discontinue their projection of this fearfulness, and therefore it shall not be OUTWARDLY menacing to them any longer.
Let me also express to you in this – [and to] individuals that create this type of projection, such as yourself, for this is what you have accomplished – no essence is menacing you. No demon comes to bother you, for there are no demons. But what you may learn presently in this situation is that this is an element of your own energy that you may welcome to yourself, recognizing that this, although holding fearfulness, is an aspect of yourself, and all aspects of yourself within physical focus are all of those elements that serve to create within your reality what you are. Therefore, no aspect of yourself shall be rejected or denied, for it has been created purposefully to serve you and benefit you.
Let me also express to you, there is an awareness within this essence [of Elias] of this fearfulness that you hold, which has been held for much time period. But also, you attempt to be denying of this, for although you hold the expression objectively of self in gentleness and the camouflage which is projected outwardly to your world in this manner, you also hold the fearfulness of the lack of acceptance of other individuals in this area. You camouflage this fearfulness by expressing that you are strong within your gentleness, and that you are hardened to those aspects that you view to be hurtful. But there are no secrets within essence, and therefore I may view that this is a camouflage, and beneath this camouflage there is a timidness and a fearfulness of what you view to be outside of yourself, and in this you hold to another belief system of protection.
Let me express to you, there is no element that may be hurtful to you that you do agree to accept, and it is unnecessary to hold to protection; for what shall penetrate your energy field if you are not accepting of it and if you are not in agreement in allowing of this? Hold to these words, for these are affecting of many areas within your particular focus presently, and have been pastly. (Pause)
Be remembering that not only do you hold unlimited energy, but also that you hold the ability and the power within you to be protective of yourself without being protective, and within this protection, you separate and you close off. You hold very tightly to your own energy field. In this, as it would be normally or naturally quite expansive around you, it is held quite narrowly to you. This holding of your energy field becomes quite exhausting. It also becomes quite dense and thick, and creates a situation that is preventive of other individuals objectively penetrating.
Therefore, you create a conflict. You wish to be interconnected. You wish to be objectively within closeness to other individuals, but you hold to your energy very tightly, and they may not penetrate. You may loose your hold upon your energy, and in this you may also find that that which you desire may more easily flow to you, and you shall draw yourself to it, and you shall allow yourself the recognition of your own true strength within self – that energy bubbles projected from other individuals may bounce and pop off of your energy field and not penetrate. It holds tremendous strength in itself. You create almost the opposite in action to what your desire wishes as you hold to this energy. Are you understanding? (3)
ELIAS: May you also allow yourself to draw upon energy lent by other individuals that you hold an objective trustfulness with and immerse yourself in this temporarily, which shall be offering you validation of self and building within yourself the recognition that you are worthy.
I have expressed previously to other individuals that it is quite acceptable temporarily to draw upon the energy of other individuals or the strength, so to speak, of other individuals. If you do not view yourself to be holding the ability to be accepting of self initially, allow yourself to accept the acceptance of other individuals of yourself, and in this it shall affirm to you that you are worthy, and you shall allow yourself to be accepting of self. If you are not accepting of self, you create a tremendous thickness within your focus and you also create blockings within your focus, which creates confusion and conflict. And the point be to be eliminating conflict, for it is unnecessary, is it not?” (Chuckling) [session 285, June 11, 1998]
RODNEY: “I hear you say, and at least my experience is, I do not allow myself to engage in certain activities out of fear. I don’t know if you can do this, but could you talk to me personally about my fear of being in very high places, like on the edge of a cliff? I’ve discovered, or at least I think I’ve discovered, that one possible cause for my being afraid of being on the edge of a very big cliff is my willingness to jump off. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I know that it’s very real. It fills me with a sense of enormousness to be on the edge of a cliff, and I suspect that this experience is somehow related to my fear of truly engaging in a method that would lead me into an OOB, because I’ve never really committed myself to truly induct myself either into that or into dreaming or into a lot of things, and I know I’m capable of doing that, but I back off.
RODNEY: Could you speak to my personal relationship with fear?
ELIAS: Certainly. There are many different aspects of this particular issue.
Now; let me express to you, as this applies to yourself and also to all individuals present within this forum, that just as you hold the belief system in reverse of your astrology, as I have stated, you also hold the belief system in reverse that you hold a fear of death and not of life. In actuality, life is that which is unfamiliar to you. Manifestation within physical dimensions is that creation which is unfamiliar to you. That which you perceive to be death is a movement into familiar areas of consciousness. Physical manifestation is unfamiliar. It is an exploration. This be the reason why you have created it, to be exploring unfamiliar areas of experience.
In this, there are several aspects of your particular physical creation in this manner that are affecting of you in the area of fearfulness, but not only the area of fearfulness. There is a duplicitous aspect of this flirting that you create. You allow yourself to move in the direction of flirting with what you term to be fearfulness, but not entirely engaging.
You may stand upon a cliff, and to your way of thinking you may fantasize of your engaging jumping off, but you shall not engage this action. You shall toy with the idea and flirt with the concept, for in one aspect there is a knowing within self that it matters not. It is merely a choice of experience, and what shall you be engaging in this action? Shall you engage death? And this matters not, for you shall not be dead. You shall merely emerge into another area of consciousness; move from one country to another within consciousness.
Therefore, there is one aspect of self that is recognizing of this, but also there is another aspect of self which holds to belief systems in the area of control. Control is a very strong mass belief system within this particular dimension. You aspire to be controlling of EVERYTHING – of yourselves, of your environment, of other individuals, of creatures, of vegetation, even of rocks! EVERYTHING within your physical dimension you aspire to be controlling of ... which in actuality is ludicrous, for you ARE controlling of it all! (Laughter)
So, what shall you control? What shall you manipulate that you do not already manipulate? You have created it all! Therefore, how shall you be ‘out of control’ if there is no out of control? But you hold the belief system that you need be in control or you shall be out of control, and if you are out of control, oh my my my! This shall be very bad, for god alone knows – which is you – what shall be occurring if you are out of control! (Laughing) You may be creating familiarity!
Therefore, you hold to the issue of control, believing that as you stand upon the cliff and do not engage the action of jumping off, you are in control, but the fear element enters into this aspect, for you are not quite objectively sure or convinced that you are holding the control as you stand upon your cliff, for another element which is not in your control may appear and push you off, and this shall be out of your control, which is not out of your control, for you have drawn the experience to you! Therefore, it IS within your control, for there is no aspect of your focus, of your existence, of your creation that is NOT within your control.
RODNEY: So why do I scare myself?
ELIAS: It is a byproduct of the belief systems held. There is no element of control or lack of control. You merely are, and in this the byproduct of the belief system of control produces fearfulness.
Unfamiliarity also produces fearfulness. You are within a physical manifestation. This, although in one aspect is your natural element ... for there is no unnatural element for you or to you, for all that you create is natural to you! But in one respect, in the exploration of unfamiliarity, it appears unnatural to you in certain aspects of your belief systems to be within physical manifestation, for your natural aspect is to be within non-physical manifestation. Therefore, within the physical, as it is unfamiliar, you hold uncertainty.
And what shall occur and what shall happen to you if you fling yourself from the cliff? This is an unfamiliar area and creates a lack of trustfulness within yourself, for you hold to the belief systems of cause and effect. You hold to the belief systems that if you are flinging yourself off of your cliff, you shall surely plummet to the ground! Gravity shall pull you, and you certainly shall not float! And you are not a bird, so you certainly shall not fly!
Therefore, your belief systems dictate to you your behavior – your cause and effect – and they create an uncertainty within you which is unfamiliar, and unfamiliarity also creates fearfulness, and this creates blocking. Therefore, you do not engage the action. But in recognizing these elements, you may also be addressing to this and allowing yourself a freedom from this fearfulness, recognizing that it matters not your choice of experience. There is no death, and you shall not be hurtful to yourself. I am speaking singularly to you, for many individuals ARE hurtful to themselves within physical focuses, but in these areas YOU shall not be hurtful to yourself. Therefore, it matters not your choice of experience.
(Firmly) I am NOT suggesting that you fling yourself from a cliff!
RODNEY: Like Carlos Castaneda? (Laughter) I won’t!
ELIAS: (Chuckling) I am merely offering you that you need not engage this fearfulness any longer – unless you are choosing to be experiencing fearfulness merely for the experience – for it is unnecessary. No harmfulness shall befall you.” [session 291, June 26, 1998 ]
RODNEY: “Sometimes I find myself in the presence of someone else and I have a strong feeling inside of me which I sense may be fear because it seems to overpower me. Now, this is an action. It’s not an outward action, but an inward action. There’s a response occurring inside of me that is spontaneous and of ... at least not my conscious making, alright? And you suggest ways that I could mentally hold a question inquiring of why this is happening?
ELIAS: Each time you experience fearfulness, you are creating an objective expression of a lack of trust within self. Therefore, in each given situation that you may be experiencing a fearful emotion, you may inquire of yourself, examining the situation itself, looking to all of the aspects and elements of this particular situation which is perceived to be causing the fearfulness, for in actuality it is merely triggering of a lack of trust that you already hold within yourself.
RODNEY: Can I give you an example? It occurs not infrequently that when I approach the president of my company, I get this sensation. It’s very much located in my chest, and it seems to grip me. I feel this is fear because it does not allow me an easiness of expression, and like you have said, a hallmark of where we want to go is that things should be effortless.
RODNEY: Well, I’m certainly not in a frame of mind to express myself effortlessly when I have this feeling in my chest!
RODNEY: So, that’s a specific example.
ELIAS: And within this specific example, we shall address to this. In the belief system of relationship, which we have been entering into discussions of, I have also entered into areas of relationships of employers as well as different other types of relationships.
Now; as you approach this individual and you begin to experience this feeling, this emotion, which also moves into the area of an actual physical feeling, examine to yourself, ‘What is the belief system that is motivating this particular response within myself?’, knowing initially that the reason that you are expressing this response is that you are experiencing fear, and fearfulness is the outward expression of the lack of trust of self. Therefore, you already hold some information as to the action that is occurring.
Now you address to the belief system that is attached to this. The belief system is relationship. The aspect of the belief system, the bird within the cage, is that of authority. This is a very powerful aspect of this particular belief system, for you all move into the direction of the alignment with this aspect of this particular belief system. You all hold areas within your focus that you look to certain individuals as being authorities, and what is meant by this particular term of authority is that another individual holds more of an ability than you or holds more power than you or is above you, so to speak, or is more of anything than are you. This is your definition of authority, that any other given individual holds more of an ability in any given area than do you. They are different, they are separate, and they are above you. You outwardly mirror this aspect of this belief system of relationship in your objective expressions of creating situations within your physical forms, within your physical societies, of positions. Certain individuals occupy one position. Other individuals occupy a position of authority. This also is a very strong aspect of this shift in consciousness, which shall be very altering of your very creation of your reality.
I have expressed many times that this shift in consciousness shall alter the entirety of your reality, and one of the very strong alterations shall be the lack of authority, for it is unnecessary and for you shall all recognize that you are all the same. There are no individuals within physical focus that hold any ability that you do not hold! There are no individuals within physical focus that may be creating of any element that you may not create also! But you have created this officially accepted reality for millennium in the direction of looking to certain individuals to be the ‘guiders,’ to express to you how to create your reality and what to create in it, and now you move into the direction of recognizing that YOU create your reality and YOU shall dictate to yourselves how to create it and what to create in it, and not be following of other individuals’ expressions. You may align in agreement with other individuals’ expressions, but it is unnecessary to follow their expressions.” [session 302, July 26, 1998]
MARISA: “I want to get in some questions about my son. First of all, I guess it was about maybe a year or two ago, he was laying in my bed about to go to sleep, and he said a man talked to him. He told me, ‘Mommy, a man talked to me in the bedroom and said to me, ‘Remember who you are.” So who was talking to Natty at that point?
ELIAS: This is a translation. What is occurring – and I may express to you that this also occurs quite frequently within the focus of small ones – what is occurring is a communication of another essence which holds what you would term to be closeness to the essence in which he focuses.
In this, view the time framework. This is a small one, and has manifest within this time framework ... which there is great movement within this time framework, and one of the objectives, in your terms, of this movement of this shift in consciousness is to be engaging the remembrance.
Holding the remembrance and acceptance of belief systems are two of the base elements of this shift in consciousness, which allows you to open and widen your awareness, which subsequently allows you to be accomplishing your creativity more fully and realizing your abilities more fully.
In this, what he has connected to is a reminder, so to speak, to continue to be open to his own remembrance within a very young age, so to speak, for I shall express to you that your mass beliefs are very strong and they are assumed by these small ones quite quickly.
MARISA: When he was younger and we lived in Seattle, it was very weird ’cause he was very attached to me. I mean, Mom could tell you! He always wants to be in the same room with me, and we didn’t have Lillian then, and it was just weird. But when I would take a shower, he’d be downstairs playing or whatever, and one time he came into the bedroom and he goes, ‘You see that man over there?’ And I was like, ‘What man?’ I didn’t want to say no, ’cause my aunt had told me not to do that, just to be listening and receptive of him. And he goes, ‘Yeah, he plays with me all the time.’
And then it was weird, ’cause when we moved here – this is a couple of years past – I showed him a picture of what I remember as my physical grandfather, and I said, ‘What’s his name?’ And Nathaniel started to say John, which is my grandfather’s name. And my aunt, who’s a psychic, she had told me that she thought that whatever the essence is that’s my grandfather was playing with Nathaniel and was down there occupying him, ’cause to me that’s very unlike Nathaniel, to be occupied down there for any significant amount of time and be relaxed doing it, you know? He would always want to be right by my side. So I’m very careful not to poo-poo anything he says.
ELIAS: Quite, for this is reality! I express to you that many, many small ones allow themselves to view much more of your reality than you allow yourselves to view. Individuals discount their expressions and discount their experiences, expressing to them that this is merely their imagination. I express to you, imagination is reality, and that these experiences that small ones engage are quite real!
MARISA: Well then, I don’t know how to cope with Nathaniel, and of course, that’s passed on to Lillian. He’s become very frightened at night, which is common in little children, and he had termed it as monsters at some point, and we had actually installed a bolt lock on his closet door, and I’m like, ‘Whatever it takes. If you think they’re in there, we’ll lock them in or whatever.’
When I told him I was coming to see you, and I actually thought you were coming to my house at that point, they wanted to sit in and ask you some questions, and he wanted to ask you about what was going on at night, because his fears are real, and now I really don’t believe it’s monsters at all. It’s something else. He said, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ A friend of mine has even done imagery with him about ‘the darkness’ – that’s what he keeps on saying – and imagining a bright light instead, and that didn’t work. And then just last week or earlier this week he said, ‘I don’t know what to do, Mommy. The darkness comes into my room and my brain goes blank.’ How many times did he say that? ‘My brain goes blank, and I don’t know what to do.’
So I don’t know how to help him through this at this point. I don’t know what to do, ’cause my daughter is starting to get afraid too. What is he seeing now that’s making him so afraid?
ELIAS: We shall engage together within your physical time framework at some point, I express to you, but I shall offer information to you within what you term to be the interim. There are several actions that are occurring in this situation.
I express to you that it is quite pointless to be offering imagery to this small one and expressing that he be turning his attention in a different area, for what you are essentially expressing to him is an invalidation of his experience, and this merely reinforces the experience. He is wishing for validation, not to be discounted.
This small one holds an openness that many small ones hold presently, although they are manifest into families and societies that are not quite understanding their openness. In this, it creates a lack of understanding within themselves, for they are viewing that other individuals discount their experience, and therefore they in turn – in a manner of speaking – are discounting of their own experience. But they may not necessarily entirely be discounting of their experience, for they hold a knowing that it is real.
Therefore, they battle and express to other individuals that they are experiencing fearfulness in terms that YOU shall accept. If he is viewing monsters, within your thought process this is quite normal, and you shall battle the monsters. But they are not monsters. They are elements of his own remembrances and aspects of himself that he is not entirely remembering. Therefore, it creates confusion.
Confusion also lends to fearfulness, for this is how you translate within your thought processes. All of you engage this same action. If you are not understanding of some element of your reality, you become confused, and confusion lends to fearfulness. Therefore, you view that you must be understanding. I express to you that it is unnecessary that you hold an understanding of all elements of your reality objectively, for you DO hold an understanding subjectively.
As to your interaction with this small one, I express to you the suggestion that you may be validating of this small one.
MARISA: So when he talks about....
ELIAS: Express to him YOUR understanding, for he is lacking his own. Express to him your understanding of this darkness. It creates difficulty in viewing. It creates a cloudedness, and that which he wishes to view becomes unclear, and this creates confusion and subsequently creates fearfulness.
Express a sharing with this small one in your own experiences, in your knowing that initially as you experience certain elements of your reality that you do not understand objectively, it may appear fearful to you, but as you allow yourself to be welcoming of this, you may also discover that you hold no necessity for fear.
What I am expressing to you is that you both hold the opportunity to be helpful to each other, and this be the reason that this particular behavior, so to speak, is being created. There is an expression manifest of a desire within this small one to be objectively connecting with you and receiving an objective validation that what he is experiencing is reality.
Do not express to this small one, ‘You see, you need not be fearful.’ This is another invalidation! Walk through the experience together.
You are allowing yourself to be connecting merely within your thought process, and in this, you are evaluating and attempting to be seeking a method to be altering of his behavior.
I am expressing to you, be accepting of his behavior and walk with him in his experience, and in this, you validate the experience, and together you view that there is no necessity for fearfulness.
Presently, the darkness appears foreboding. It creates a thickness for viewing. Within your physical senses, you experience more difficulty viewing or seeing within darkness.
MARISA: Should I encourage him to almost like look through the darkness, and then there is something to look at, you know, past it?
ELIAS: You may. Initially, I express to you that this is unnecessary. You may chose to be incorporating this action subsequently, but initially, merely engage the darkness.
Touch the darkness. Feel the darkness. Allow physical senses to process information which is held by the darkness – your skin, your eyes, your smell. What do you hear?
In this also, feel emotion with this small one. Allow yourself to be empathically connecting with this small one. This shall offer an assurance within him that you are not discounting his reality and you are not attempting to ‘fix’ it. It is not broken! It needs not be fixed. It merely needs to be attended to within your attention.
To this point, you have been attempting to fix the situation, and this be the reason that you are not accomplishing, for there is no ‘thing’ to be fixed. Is your son broken? No!
He is merely requesting your validation of his experience within his reality, and he is attaching identifications to this experience, that it shall gain your attention, for if he is experiencing conflict, you shall pay attention!” [session 390, May 01, 1999]
LETTY: “I need assistance in understanding a couple of dreams. One of these I have never had before – but I’ve heard of a lot of individuals having it – and it felt very, very real in this dream state. I was very, very scared in my bed, in my home, and I heard noises in my house. I thought somebody was there and I tried to scream, but no noise would come out. I got up to turn on the lights so I could see, but I couldn’t – there was no electricity – and it felt very real, and then I woke up and I was okay. It’s kind of interesting because I kind of felt like soon afterwards, Marta [Marcos] came into my dream, and we were trying to get together. We were at different hotels, and we were trying to get together, and I don’t know if one has something to do with the other.
ELIAS: I express to you, what you have presented yourself with in this particular dream imagery, first of all, is what may be termed to be a safe environment to be experiencing and allowing a flow of energy in relation to elements of fear.
In this, you may be projecting energy outwardly, so to speak, in allowing an expression of fearfulness and allowing yourself to be experiencing the reality of that energy in itself, but within this dream state, you provide yourself with what you term to be a safe environment for that type of experience, allowing yourself the fullness of free expression in that experience, but also a knowing that you may disengage this activity within any moment, for you hold the ability to alter the creation within dream state in a manner that you do not allow yourself frequently within waking state.
As to the relation of the involvement with Marta, you image this in the manner that you seek out the presence in offering yourself solace and comfort in familiarity of that relationship, in an element of supportiveness. But you also create the element of not entirely connecting for the reason that you are knowing, within this creation of addressing to fearful elements, that you may be viewing these elements singularly and that no harmfulness shall befall you. Therefore, it is unnecessary to be moving in the direction of attaining helpfulness from another individual.
You merely have presented yourself with the imagery of his presence to offer a comfort element and a supportiveness, but you continue in your addressment of this issue singularly, knowing that you hold the ability to be addressing to this within yourself.
LETTY: That makes a lot of sense. That’s interesting. So, it’s basically an experience.
ELIAS: Correct. Many times individuals within physical focus allow themselves to be experiencing these types of situations within dream state, and that shall be affecting of your waking state in lessening the objective experience in this area of fearfulness.
LETTY: Yes, and I have felt that objectively, those fearful types of ... I understand why I was doing it. I was helping myself.
ELIAS: Correct.” [session 396, May 16, 1999]
JENE: “… I would just like to have some input from you. You know basically what’s going on in my energy field and my belief systems. Yarr [Jim] had asked you a question for me about George and the transition, and told you that at that time I had experienced a phenomenal change in the fear, which was a very strong truth, and I appreciate the information that came. Thank you. (Elias nods)
(Paul’s note: see session 368, March 05, 1999)
And then it returned, and what I express to be a meltdown in my nervous system took place last week, and then I was curious as to whether that was actually a fear meltdown or a breakthrough, because right after that I talked to my friend Vikki – who you have met before – on the phone to just get some kind of stability, and then I was curious as to whether it was actually a subjective movement rather than an objective breakdown.
ELIAS: Let me express to you, Rudy [Jene], as I have acknowledged that you have been creating movement. (4)
In this, many times individuals within physical focus may be creating of an intensity in movement subjectively, and this may display itself outwardly in objective terms, in seeming as an element of trauma or great distress. This is translated in this manner as your objective awareness – in a manner of speaking – throws itself into an element of confusion, attempting to be assimilating in objective terms the movement which is occurring subjectively.
Some individuals experience a time framework of great confusion. Some individuals translate this into a time period of an intensity in lack of motivation. Some individuals may experience an emotional response in feeling quite sad for a time framework and not objectively understanding why, which creates confusion. Other individuals may be creating great conflict for a time framework.
Now; what I am expressing to you is that you are not re-creating a situation of re-experiencing elements of fear. I have expressed to you previously many times that within you, you held – and we are speaking within your linear terms past tense – a great deal of fearful elements. In this, there was a constriction in an energy flow to self – not necessarily outwardly expressed as greatly as inwardly expressed – in blocking your own expression of acceptance and nurturing to self, for the element of fear had become an overpowering entity in itself in the expression of energy, which within physical focus, you hold the ability to be creating these types of expressions.
You may be in actuality – as I have stated previously – projecting fearful energy outwardly, and you may in actuality create an entity that you may physically view. You are not creating of this type of extreme, but within the concentration of energy, the fear was projected within you to almost be creating of an entity within you to be blocking your individual expression to you, in which this concentration of energy would be repelling of each expression that you attempted to be offering to yourself.
What you have created in this experience recently is in your terms what you are expressing as a ‘breaking through.’ This is creating your window, your portal through this concentration of energy that has been recognized as the fear, and allowing yourself to be expressing to this energy, ‘Stop.’
In another manner of speaking, what you may express to yourself is that you have created your point of ‘enough,’ and in this expression you let go, and in this letting go, think to yourself of physical expressions of energy. If you are holding very tightly physically to any object for an extended time framework, as you release the object, you shall experience fatigue within the actual muscles that have been constricted for this extended time framework.
In this, you create a similar action within emotional energy; emotional ‘muscles’ which are quite fatigued in expressing very intensely for an extended time framework. In this, as you allow yourself to let go, you are as the balloon losing its air, but the balloon remains intact and may be re-inflated with not merely the air of your breath but a lighter air, that it may float. Therefore, I am acknowledging of you in this movement and expressing to you not to be discounting of yourself and your movement and [not to be] allowing yourself to be slipping into duplicity, in which you SHALL move into automatic expressions of discounting self and doubting your own accomplishments. I express to you encouragement in this area, for you ARE accomplishing.
JENE: Good. Thank you.
ELIAS: You are very welcome.
JENE: (Sighing) Nice to hear!
ELIAS: (Chuckling) Be encouraged, and allow yourself the expression of joyfulness in your new becoming!
JENE: Thank you. I am working on it!
ELIAS: Quite, and you are quite worthy of your own expression of acceptance ... although you are not entirely believing of this yet! I may continue to express this to you, for you.” (Chuckling) [session 411, June 07, 1999]
DARYL: “When we were last talking on the phone, we discussed my orientation and how I’m blocking it, and also my hurtfulness from within self, and I’ve been addressing those areas. My understanding of things is that the core of my fear about interaction with people and my strongest judgments in terms of duplicity and why I think I’m a monster all seem to come back to the qualities of my orientation, of wanting interaction and especially intimacy with others, and also somewhat in the emotional expression outwardly, in blocking that. Does that seem an accurate assessment to you?
(Vic’s note: Daryl’s orientation is soft.)
ELIAS: Yes. Let me express to you, as we touched upon within your previous session, that this particular orientation may be involving much more conflict in the area specifically of interaction with other individuals. This is one of the areas in which your societies are influencing within the mass belief systems.
In this, individuals move themselves into directions of attempting to be fitting themselves into the mold that is compliant with the mass expression, and in this area, individuals of this orientation very strongly do not fit, for within your society, although they express to you to be self-reliant and their message in their belief systems is that you need be tending to self, this is a camouflaged action and message, so to speak, for the message expresses to look to self, but in actuality does not encourage you to genuinely look to self and be accepting of self in the manner that you have manifest. It expresses to you to look to self, and subsequently to mold yourself and fit yourself into the forms and the grooves of the mass expression.
In this area of interaction with other individuals, this particular orientation many times experiences much conflict, for you are in direct opposition many times to the mass belief systems and the officially accepted rules, so to speak, of your societies, in which they may be expressing to you, in your looking to self, to also be, in a manner of speaking, isolating yourself.
There is an expression offered by your society, to be not merely self-reliant but independent, and this is viewed as very good and positive, but this may also hold elements of conflict with certain individuals. Be remembering that one expression does not necessarily automatically create an opposite to counterpart it. Therefore, the expression of independence – or the LACK of independence – is not necessarily the situation in which you perceive you become dependent upon other individuals.
As you may view, these are very intricate terms within your language and may be interpreted in many different manners. These words that you use hold very strong implications and may be strongly triggering of different aspects of belief systems.
Therefore, although certain words are viewed as good or positive, they also may hold conflict for many individuals, for the individuals – such as yourself – are attempting to be fitting themselves into what they believe is right and good and positive, but it may also be in direct conflict with their particular orientation or intent, and in this, they may be creating of conflicts throughout their focus and not necessarily hold an objective understanding of why.
Be remembering that essences shall manifest within this physical dimension in the orientation of common more frequently than any other orientation. You hold three different orientations to be presenting yourselves with different types of experiences, different angles to be perceiving your reality through, but for the most part, essences choose to be manifesting physically holding the orientation of common. Therefore also, for the most part, to this point within your linear time framework, your mass belief systems and your societies have been structured in compliance with the perception of the orientation of common, but as you are moving within the action of this shift, you are also all widening your awareness and therefore allowing a broader spectrum of experiences.
In this time framework presently, this moves in two directions simultaneously. Many individuals move in the direction of holding more tightly to the familiar and to their belief systems, and are very resistant of change and are very resistant of differences and are expressing quite strongly intolerances. Simultaneously, other individuals are expressing more tolerance, more acceptance, and more of an incorporation of difference and understanding.
Therefore, within this element of this shift in consciousness, you become divided and moving into two opposing expressions, two opposing factions, so to speak. This is a temporary expression and also quite natural, but it may be quite conflicting for many individuals. It is a reflection of what the individuals are experiencing within themselves.
Regardless of what information they avail themselves of or which direction they are moving into, individuals presently are divided into two factions: one pulling very strongly in the direction of the familiar and holding tightly to their energy, and the other, in curiosity, expanding awareness and exploring new abilities and areas that are unfamiliar, which allows certain elements of acceptance.
Therefore, within the individuals, there becomes the experience of conflict, for you are experiencing this pulling within you in two different directions, so to speak.
You also experience this as you begin to allow yourself to avail yourself of more information and to be widening your awareness. The more you are widening your awareness, the clearer your belief systems become, and in this clarity of your belief systems, you also begin to view issues and shrines and elements of your expression, your reality, [and] yourself that you do not like, for the belief system of duplicity underlies all of your expressions and all of your perception. Therefore, it is quite influencing, and you become aware of this also, and this may be creating struggling within you, for you are venturing into new territory, so to speak.
Therefore, you feel yourself to not be standing upon solid ground any longer, and although you offer yourself information which is helpful ... you avail yourself of the information that I offer to you in explanation of what you have created and how you have created and why you have created within this physical dimension, which offers you an element of understanding, but it also offers you a position of confusion, for you are intaking information that is unfamiliar objectively, and therefore you become confused and you spin upon your hamster wheel for a time.
Now; let me also express to you that this is temporary, for you do eventually tire of your hamster wheel, and you may disembark from the action of continuing upon it as you choose to be moving into addressing to belief systems and issues and shrines that you hold, but this is all a process that you have created.
Now; let me also express to you that I am not suggesting that it is an absolute process [or] that your focus within this dimension is a process. It is, merely for the reason that you create it to be, and this is your reality. Therefore, it is not to be discounted, but it also is not an absolute.
I shall continue to express to you all that you may be moving into all of these actions instantaneously without a process or a method. I merely speak to you in conjunction with your processes, for this is how you are creating your reality, and there is no right or wrong involved in this manner.
If you choose to be creating your movement through a process or within a method, this is acceptable. It is merely a choice. If you choose to be spontaneously creating, this also is a choice. Neither of these choices is better or worse than the other, for you are not engaging competition. Therefore, there is no winner or loser, and it matters not the gauging of time framework that you choose to involve within your individual movement.
In this, within the process that you individually have chosen, you have offered yourself through this information identifications of aspects of yourself and your reality that allow you a more comprehensive understanding of yourself, but in this, you also have created certain elements of confusion within you, for it has become familiar to you to be compliant with mass expressions and mass belief systems. Although it is not natural to your individual movement in certain areas and it does create elements of blocking to your natural expressions, it also, as I have stated, has become quite familiar.
Therefore, there is an element of comfort in creating in this manner, but what I express to you is that if you are allowing yourself the freedom to be moving into more of your individual natural expression of interaction with other individuals, allowing yourself to move through your fear, recognizing that no element may be hurtful to you without your permission, you may more open yourself to your own ease and less thickness and less conflict within your individual focus.
In this, you automatically move yourself into positions of creating probabilities and lines of probabilities that incorporate pleasure and what you in physical terms express to be happiness. This is an element that you all seek within this physical dimension. You may express to any individual, what singularly may be the one element within their focus that they seek most of all, and they shall express to you – and you shall express to yourself – that it be happiness.
In this, you all at times find this element of your reality to be quite illusive, but it need not be, for it is merely another term in your language for pleasure, and you naturally incline to pleasure, for this is a natural expression of essence. You merely hold many, many beliefs that limit you and block you from moving into the direction of offering yourself pleasure.
One of the aspects of beliefs that block you in this area is the expression of how you shall be viewed by other individuals. This is a very strong aspect of belief systems. You gauge much through this aspect. It is very influencing of your perception, for you allow the expression of another individual. You assimilate the expression of other individuals into your energy and you place value upon their assessments, and in this, you gauge your value by the measure of their acceptance or their lack of acceptance.
I express to you in a very different direction. I express to you to be turning your attention to self first, offering yourself the acceptance, and in this, it shall matter not the expression of other individuals, for you shall discontinue gauging your expressions and your worth and your value by the expressions of other individuals.
But for you individually, personally, this is a very frightful area, for this involves interaction with other individuals. In this, you hold an underlying element of fearfulness that interaction with other individuals is almost an absolute for the creation of hurtfulness, and this be an element of your motivation objectively to not be interactive with other individuals, or to be creating much camouflage and much guardedness as you do interact with other individuals.
This be the reason that I am speaking with you, to be offering you this information, that you may look to this and view what you create, view your behavior, and in this, as you view this, you also may allow yourself the permission to alter this creation, recognizing that greatness lies before you in freedom as you do allow yourself the permission to move into your own self acceptance and expression.
I express to you quite genuinely, I hold the awareness that within your expressions, you may look to yourself and your activities and your behaviors, and you may express to other individuals and you may express to me that you are moving in this direction, that you are engaging other individuals, that you are altering your behaviors, that you are altering your reality, but I express to you that you and I both hold the awareness that these are merely surface expressions, for the fear is great. Therefore, you may be attempting outwardly to be more interactive with individuals, but this is a surface maneuver.
In this, as you look to self – hear this: AS YOU LOOK TO SELF – and you view the wondrousness of self, what shall be the darkness that holds so very much fear? What within you is so very unacceptable that it creates this revulsion that other individuals are sure to view if you allow yourself exposure? There is no element! Do you believe me? No, you do not.
DARYL: I guess I think I’ve identified that element as my desire for interaction, ’cause I do feel like it’s totally unacceptable and that it’s repulsive to other people.
ELIAS: And why shall you view yourself in this manner? Shall you view all other individuals in this manner?
DARYL: No, just me.
ELIAS: Quite, and how are you so very different from all other individuals upon your planet? You are not. (Pause)
Shall I express to you that you are a little flower.
Look to your roses. Look to their growth, look to their beauty, look to their OPENING, and shall they question themselves? Look to the rose bush and all of its blossoms, and shall you express to yourself that the plant, that the bush is bad if it shall produce few of its flowers that shall not open entirely or that shall brown too soon in your estimation? Shall you assess the bush in its entirety to be bad? No. You shall be accepting of this and know that it shall produce more flowers, and they shall open and blossom and they shall be beautiful.
Look to yourself in the same manner. You have attempted to be opening many times, and at times you have opened and blossomed and created fragrant beauty within your expressions, and at times the flowers have not opened entirely or have browned too soon, but shall you discard the entire plant for it chooses to be creating in this manner? This is what you view within your physical focus to be mistakes or bad choices or fearfulness or a lack of trust or a lack of spirituality, but I express to you, it is merely differences in experiences and it is influenced by your beliefs.
Just as your roses gather their nourishment from your earth and drink the water for their blossoms, if they are experiencing drought within a time framework, their blossoms shall not be as fragrant. They shall not appear as full. If you are withholding your attention in certain areas, you shall be creating your reality in certain manners. If you are holding very tightly to your energy, you are restricting yourself, and if you are restricting yourself, you are not allowing the energy to feed the natural expression and therefore not allowing the openness.
But is the potential of the flower any less? No, it is not. What the flower becomes is influenced by what is fed into it.
If you are lending energy and perpetuating energy into the expression of fearfulness, you shall continue to hold tightly to your energy, to protectiveness, and in this, not open.
If you are directing your energy into trust, you shall also allow yourself the open fullness of your expressions, and in this, just as the rose attracts individuals, creatures, all elements surrounding it with its wondrous fragrance and its great beauty which it offers, you also, in the opening and the trust of self, in like expression to the rose, shall automatically draw to yourself the acceptance and the attraction of other individuals. It is a natural cycle.
Are you not drawn yourself to individuals that express an acceptance of themselves?
ELIAS: Are you not repelled by individuals that express outwardly a very strong lack of acceptance of themselves? Do you not repel yourself from the expression of individuals that are continuously discounting of themself, are continuously projecting to other individuals their inadequacy, their lack of worth, and how they may not be accomplishing of any element within their reality?
You do not draw yourselves to individuals that express in this manner. You repel this type of expression. You DO draw yourselves naturally to individuals that express what you term to be positive. You draw yourselves to individuals that emanate energy of acceptance, of trust, of creativity, of abilities, and in this, how shall your expression be different? It is not.
Individuals shall automatically, naturally draw themselves to you – and YOU shall draw them to you – in your acceptance and trust of self. As you express the need for protection, for other individuals shall be hurtful, you shall draw this very element to you, for you shall create what you concentrate upon, and I am not expressing what you chant to yourself objectively! What you believe within you is what you concentrate upon.
In this, as you believe that individuals shall be hurtful to you, they shall be, for you shall draw this to yourself and you shall allow it and you shall invite it. As you believe that you are in need of protection, you shall draw experiences to yourself that shall reinforce this idea and feeling and become reality.
But as you open to yourself and as you are accepting of yourself and trusting of yourself, you shall draw to yourself the expression of trust, the expression of acceptance. This be the natural circle, the automatic byproducts of the acceptance and trust of self, but it must battle the great monster of fear.
Now; I express to you that if you are not continuing to feed the monster of fear, it shall weaken, for it draws its strength from your feeding it and continuing to hold it in plumpness, (chuckling) but as it diminishes in weight, so to speak, it also diminishes in strength.
DARYL: I’ve been under the impression that I have been addressing some of this, especially my hurtfulness towards myself and kind of how there is no basis for that, for the way I feel, and my fear has been diminishing. Now, am I fooling myself? ’Cause I really felt like I’ve had some progress in that area lately.
ELIAS: No, you are not deluding yourself. Do not misunderstand what I am expressing to you. But the monster is quite large!
ELIAS: Therefore, it shall be requiring of much attention and much addressing to. What you have created thus far is allowing yourself the recognition of it, the identification of it, and the viewing of it, and in this, what you have moved into presently is the noticing of each situation in which it appears.
DARYL: Does that have to do with the pains in my body that have been helping me notice?
DARYL: The various joints in my lower back, and sometimes just a stab of pain.
Now; what I am expressing to you is that you have moved into the position of identification of this monster, so to speak, the recognition of it and the identification of it. This is not the addressment to it.
Let us view, as we recall our knight and his dragon: The knight has approached the dragon. He has not engaged the struggle or the battle with the dragon, but has identified it, has viewed it, has assessed it, and recognizes it. And now, the dance begins, that they move about each other, viewing from all angles, sizing up each other, so to speak, and in this, allowing the assimilation of the opponent. Once the recognition and the assessment has been completed in all angles, then begins the addressment.
This be the reason that I have been expressing to you in the manner that I have within this session, for now you are moving close to the addressment of this issue. You have been allowing yourself the dance, the movement into the recognition, in which you may view all of the interactions, all of the angles that appear to be affecting, all of the triggers that are affecting with this particular monster, and in this, as you assess your opponent and you view quite clearly what you are engaging, you also allow yourself to develop a strategy.
Now; these are, in a manner of speaking, figurative terms, but they also are, in another manner of speaking, quite realistic, for they are all elements of your process. And in this, as you allow yourself to hear how wondrous you are, to hear how you are no different from your roses and genuinely assimilate what you hear, this may offer you reinforcement to begin your engagement of addressing to this very large concentration of energy and not become discouraged. Are you understanding?
DARYL: Yeah. I think it should be a very exciting thing to go through and come out the other side, so to speak.
ELIAS: Ha ha! And you shall!
DARYL: ... The past few days, I’ve felt like a very slight objective awareness that there is some kind of new or increased bleed-through or interaction. I was kind of wondering what that is. I don’t know what it is, but I sense that there’s something going on like that. Do you know what I’m referring to?
ELIAS: Yes. What you are allowing yourself, as you move in your dance of viewing this entity of fear, is also an element of reinforcement. You allow yourself an element of opening merely within yourself, and therefore you allow yourself the reinforcement of safety. It is an exploration, an experiment so to speak, that if you are allowing yourself to be opening slightly and the monster is not consuming you, it may be safe to be continuing in this action.
Therefore, you offer yourself objective bleed-through, to an extent, of other aspects of yourself. This is not necessarily another focus. This is other aspects, other elements of you. (5)
DARYL: And do my roses represent that also? Other aspects of self?
ELIAS: In objective symbolization, yes.
DARYL: Yeah, that’s what I meant. Okay.
ELIAS: You are correct. In this, as you allow yourself this opening to this objective awareness and element of bleed-through, what you are expressing to yourself, in an underlying manner, is the message that you are not alone.
Be remembering that within physical focus, you have designed this dimension to be quite singular, and therefore, in that design, you view yourselves to be very singular – one entity, one self – and although I express to you that you are countless selves within the expression of one self and that there are numberless you’s of you, this is merely a concept, and you do not quite hold an objective understanding of what I am expressing to you.
In this, you construct the presentment of other aspects of you in a manner that you may view them – or hold a thought process in conjunction with them or a feeling about them – as being them and not you. There is a separation. Therefore, they are reinforcements. They are the cavalry coming to your assistance, and in this, it is reinforcing to you in energy that you hold more strength than you realize.” [session 439, August 05, 1999]
MIKE: “We’ve talked in many sessions about how I create my reality, you know, that when I’m skeptical I compound the difficulties. I make it more difficult for myself by being skeptical – I create obstacles and stuff – and I was wondering, how did I end up getting into Columbia when I was so very skeptical, even right up to the point of when I got the acceptance letter I was still skeptical that they had sent it to the wrong person?
ELIAS: I may express to you, you may view this experience as an opportunity to distinguish between the expression of skepticism and fear. For in this particular creation, the expression that you engaged was not necessarily one of skepticism or disbelief, but rather incorporating a familiar camouflage that appears closely associated with that type of expression in relation to an expression of fear.
The expression of fear was created in relation to daring to trust yourself and an uncertainty in allowing yourself to trust.
MIKE: But isn’t that skepticism?
ELIAS: Not necessarily, for in actuality you were not creating an expression of disbelief, but a fear in relation to your belief.
Now; I shall express to you, Mikah[ Michael], within that time framework in conjunction with our previous discussions concerning allowing yourself to create what you want, your attention moved from the expression of attempting to create manifestations that you are genuinely skeptical concerning, such as the creation of your winning finances (Elias grins and Mike chuckles) – which we both hold an awareness of – and the reality of your genuine skepticism or lack of belief that you hold that ability, into an expression of turning your attention in allowing yourself a genuine expression of trust and experimentation with that trust; but in the vast unfamiliarity associated within you of this type of expression of trust and allowing that to manifest into an actual physical expression, the camouflage appeared to be a type of skepticism, although in actuality, it was not. It is an expression of fear that there may be a possibility that you shall be disappointing of yourself if you genuinely may not trust your own creations. In this, you allowed yourself enough of an offering of trust within yourself to be actually manifesting what you want, regardless of the fear.
I have expressed to other individuals, you may be creating expressions of what you want within this physical reality and not entirely believe that you actually hold the ability, or you may be creating what you want in allowing yourself even the smallest of steps into your own expression of trust even in the manifestation of fear. And the greatest gift that you offer to yourself in these types of movement is the validation and acknowledgment that you are not helpless, and that you do in actuality hold the ability to create precisely what you want if you are allowing yourself the freedom of the expression of trust within yourself, and even within the presence of your own fear you may be creating the expression regardless.
And this is what you have offered to yourself, not a genuine expression of skepticism, a familiar camouflage which appears to be an expression of skepticism, but in actuality a genuine experimentation with trust. This may prove to be quite valuable to you in reinforcement of yourself, that you have allowed yourself an accomplishment that appeared to you as impossible.
MIKE: So I just want to be clear on something. When there’s skepticism involved, you create obstacles and the probability becomes more or less ‘less probable’ because there’s a disbelief in your ability. But when you fear something, unless you’re succumbing to the fear, then the fear doesn’t necessarily create an obstacle in the same capacity that skepticism does.
ELIAS: Correct. For in the expression of skepticism, you align with the expression of the disbelief, and in this you block avenues of communication that may express different information to you.
You focus your attention upon ONE avenue of communication, which is expressed in the rationalization of what you view in physical terms, and you reinforce your belief – rather than your disbelief, but it may be associated as a disbelief – your belief that you do NOT hold the abilities that you do. Therefore, you reinforce a discounting of yourself, and you create obstacles. This is not to say that you create a situation in which movement is impossible, but you do create a thickness and much more of a challenge in your movement incorporating that particular type of expression.
Fear, at times, does create tremendous obstacles and limitations in MANY individuals’ movements. But it creates the obstacles or limitations in the moments in which the individual allows themselves to move into, so to speak, that expression in which they allow themselves a consumption of the expression of fear.
In these situations, figuratively speaking, the individual creates such an extreme in expression of the fear that they actually almost create another entity, another expression of themselves, which challenges them in battle. It is almost a separation of their own physical energy into two entities, one as the opposer and one as the victim; and in succumbing to that battle, the individual renders themself victim and helpless, and shall block much of their own movement and their ability to be creating what they want. For in the role of victim, generally speaking, you do not create what you objectively want. You DO create what you expect, but your expectation may be different from an objective want.” [session 789, February 25, 2001]
GILLIAN: “I guess I’ll get straight to the point of the issue that is causing ... or I’m causing quite a lot of conflict with myself over it.
I was wondering if you could tell me something about my relationship with alcohol. I call it ‘relationship’ because it’s been part of my life for so long – sometimes a friend, sometimes a foe. Now I really wish to experience my life without the use of alcohol. It’s causing me a lot of problems. When I don’t drink I get agitated, and when I do drink I get agitated later. If you could shed some light in this direction, I would really appreciate it.
ELIAS: Very well. First of all, offer to me your impression as to what you are expressing to yourself.
GILLIAN: I’m expressing to myself that I am changing my beliefs that it is bad for me, but at the same time I’m also recognizing I’m blocking out all my evening activities with the use of alcohol, any exercises or clarity exercises I wish to do in the evening or reading. I suppose also I’m saying to myself, ‘You haven’t accepted yourself completely yet; this is why you are struggling and fighting against mass beliefs at the same time.’
ELIAS: Correct. Very well, shall we explore this creation that you have engaged, and discuss the beliefs that are influencing of this situation?
Now; in this, as you are aware, there are mass beliefs associated with the consumption of this substance in certain circumstances. Your societies accept this type of action in certain settings, so to speak, in social engagements and also in moderation. But in other types of expressions, your societies express en masse a lack of acceptance in relation to this participation or, as you have termed it, this type of relationship, which I shall be acknowledging of you in your terminology. For in actuality, you are correct, you have created a type of relationship with this activity – not with the substance itself, but with the involvement of the activity in its engagement. And what you have created is a relationship with an aspect of yourself; but in that creation, you view this type of relationship to be unhealthy.
You also influence your perception concerning this subject matter with the belief that this engagement of this activity creates an automatic lack of choices, and therefore you assess that you block yourself in engaging the types of activities that you wish to be engaging. But, as you are aware, you continue to be creating the activity that you are creating, and you do not motivate yourself to move in other expressions.
Now; let me express to you my friend, first of all, your choice is not wrong and is not bad. It is merely the influence of your beliefs that express to you that you are creating an activity that is unacceptable. Simultaneously, in widening your awareness and offering yourself information, you are questioning the validity of those beliefs. You are questioning the influence of those beliefs, and are challenging yourself in your own movement in the attempt to be accepting of those beliefs and therefore accepting of yourself.
In this present time framework – and in previous time frameworks – you have created a false sense of acceptance, expressing to yourself objectively that this is merely a choice and that you are creating no wrong doing in this choice; but underlyingly, and also partially known within your objective awareness, you express to yourself a discounting of yourself, and you create this association of trapping yourself, holding yourself in isolation, and THIS is the influence of your perception that we may be examining together.
Now; I am understanding that within physical focus, ideas that are contrary to mass belief systems may be quite easily expressed (6), but expressing in ideas a contrary movement to mass belief systems does not necessarily create an actual movement of your perception into a genuine expression of acceptance. It merely camouflages your genuine alignment with certain beliefs, and in that action, you discount yourself and you deny your choices.
Now; let me inquire to you what your impression is concerning your fear of movement in relation to this particular activity, for there is a genuine expression of fear that you are creating in relation to this situation. May you identify that fear?
GILLIAN: I’m not very clear. I know that there is a fear, possibly a fear of looking or knowing myself, even though I desire this so much, to know myself inside. It is definitely time related. It is definitely an evening-time fear, and something related to an aloneness, possibly.
ELIAS: Very well. Let me express to you that you are partially correct.
In this, you choose to be not engaging this type of activity within certain time frameworks, for you associate those time frameworks within your morning and your day as being the hours of productivity, and within those hours, you hold an expectation of yourself that you may be expressing yourself in a certain manner and be interactive in a certain manner to appear acceptable in relation to other individuals. Within the evening hours of your day, so to speak, there is more of an acceptability in engaging this type of activity.
You also do hold a genuine desire to be creating intimate time with yourself that you shall allow yourself more of a familiarity with your own energy and your own expressions, and creating an intimacy with yourself, but you do not create this action within those time frameworks, those hours of your day that you create what you term to be an aloneness. This also is motivated by the expression of fear that you have created in relation to other individuals, and your fear of how other individuals shall perceive you.
Therefore, you create this movement in a type of circle, in which you create the camouflage or facade within certain hours of your day of acceptability. You project a type of energy outward that you perceive shall be perceived by other individuals as acceptable, and therefore you shall receive what you are not offering to yourself in acceptance. Within the evening hours, the fear becomes expressed more strongly for the camouflage wears thin, and as the camouflage becomes less thick and more transparent, the fear is expressed more strongly.
Now; as that movement begins, you choose to be isolating of yourself in the expression of fear that you shall be exposed and viewed by other individuals in genuineness.
Now; let me express to you, my friend, in actuality, in genuineness, the fear is also camouflaged in its expression in relation to society and other individuals. For in actuality, the fear is not that you shall be exposed to other individuals, but that you shall be exposed to yourself. Although you hold a genuine desire to be creating an intimate relationship with yourself, you also hold a strong association objectively that some of your experiences and your choices within your focus have been unacceptable, and therefore this creates an intense block of your movement in allowing yourself to be creating this intimate relationship with yourself, for you do not allow yourself to move beyond or around this particular mountain that you have created within yourself, concerning your perception of you, and that you are not the wondrous and acceptable lovable individual that you wish to be.
The mountain that you have created is quite solid, and it is an expression that you offer to yourself in unacceptability. Therefore, rather than allowing yourself to be genuinely viewing yourself and moving into the expression of intimacy with yourself, you create an action which you believe shall block and eliminate your ability and your attempt to be viewing yourself.
Now; in this, the substance is not what creates the lack of your movement. The substance itself is not what is affecting of you. For I may express to you, the affectingness of the substance is created by you.
GILLIAN: Yes, I know you’ve said this many times before to people who’ve asked you about substance use. I agree that it’s my perception, and I’ve been trying to shift that perception. I can’t move around the mountain, Elias.
ELIAS: Let me express to you my friend, the attempt to be shifting or moving your perception in relation to the substance is for the most part, in this layer of your expression presently, futile. For this type of attempt is movement in the direction of attempting to change a thing that you believe to be quite solid.
Let me express to you a small analogy. The attempt to be changing your perception concerning the substance may be likened to your attempt to alter your perception that a building is not a building. I may express to you my friend, within this present now you may stand before a building and concentrate objectively upon the structure of that building, and I may genuinely offer to you that you shall not view the building as a lake. You shall continue to view it as a building. This is the strength of your perception.
In like manner, attempting to alter your perception concerning the affectingness of this substance in this present now is futile, for your perception is held quite strongly. Therefore, what you may be creating in success is not necessarily the alteration of your perception concerning the affectingness of this particular substance, but turning your attention. And as you turn your attention to you and allow yourself to begin listening to yourself, recognizing this mountain that you have created, and NOT attempting to eliminate the mountain but viewing the mountain as an aspect of your own creations and therefore allowing yourself to begin movement in acceptance of this mountain, you shall be greatly influencing of your perception, and in THAT affectingness of your perception, you shall also begin altering your expressions, your behaviors, and your engagements with activities.
Now; let me express to you, in difference to your mass beliefs, I shall not offer to you the expression that you need be or must disengage this activity and this engagement or relationship, so to speak, with this particular substance. This is not the point. This is merely the objective imagery. It matters not whether you choose to be continuing in that activity or not. I am quite recognizing that there are aspects of engaging this type of activity which within physical focus are quite pleasurable, and I may also express to you that a natural movement of essence is to be creating pleasure in ANY form.
Therefore, the engagement of the outward imagery and activity is neither right nor wrong, and is not the point. You may continue to be consuming this substance and engaging a pleasurable experience, and ALSO allow yourself to be moving into an engagement of this mountain, and therefore create the relationship with self in intimacy. It is not a situation of either/or.
Let me also express to you, in relation to this mountain, allow yourself an exercise in which you may be present in the now within your awareness, holding your attention upon self, and creating a visualization of this mountain. As you create this visualization of this mountain, allow yourself a calmness as you view in your visualization this mountain.
Now; let me express to you, I hold an awareness that initially your viewing of this mountain may not necessarily be what you may term to be beautiful. You may initially create a mountain which spews molten lava, and holds the blackness and darkness of heavy energy (humorously). But as you view this mountain that you have created, allow yourself in that calm to transform your visualization, and create a majestic mountain of blues and purples and wondrous cool snow atop its peaks. And as you begin transforming your mountain into this majestic wonder, you may allow yourself, in this exercise, to approach this mountain. As you approach this mountain, viewing it to be a majestic wonder, allow yourself to engage a calm appreciation of it.
Once you have allowed yourself this exercise and this visualization, allow yourself the objective recognition that this mountain is you. You need not eliminate this mountain; you need not transform it into a pebble. But you may be accepting of this creation as a powerful expression of yourself.
Let me express to you my friend, within your physical focus and manifestation, you have created powerful expressions of your energy. You may view your experiences and your creations as negative at times, and as blocking or as expressions that do not allow for your movement; but in relation to your alteration of your viewing of this mountain, allow yourself a parallel recognition of the genuine strength of all that you have created within your focus. For in the recognition of the strength and power of what you view to be conflict, you have created that – which may now suggest to you that as you choose to be creating any strength of expression in what you assess to be negative, you also hold the ability to be creating choice that shall express that same strength in what you want and what you view to be positive.
I shall express to you, the acceptance of the darker hues of your focus offers to you the genuine appreciation of depth and creativity that you hold. It creates dimension within you. Are you understanding?
GILLIAN: Yes, I’m understanding, Elias, and I really do appreciate this because you’ve reinforced for me ... I have been recently looking at those past negative, so to speak, experiences and marveling at how beautifully I did create them in the entire depth of it.
ELIAS: Quite! And in this, you also allow yourself to view your travel within the experiences of this physical dimension, and as you create these wondrous depths of experiences, even those that you view to be quite bad and dark and negative, what do you offer to yourself in wondrousness? You offer to yourself the objective understanding of your wondrous creativity, and in that recognition, you also offer to yourself the opportunity to drop the veils of separation.
For in the offering to yourself of appreciation, not discounting and not judgment, but genuine appreciation of all that you have created in your experiences within this focus, you also automatically offer yourself a genuine understanding and appreciation and compassion of your fellow travelers within this physical dimension; and as you create THAT recognition, you drop the veils of separation, and you create a genuine expression of acceptance, and this is a wondrous offering of freedom.
GILLIAN: Yes, I agree with that, Elias, because I recognize that through those experiences, I have gained greater empathy with my fellow travelers.
ELIAS: Correct. NOW the challenge that you present to yourself is to offer that expression of appreciation, empathy and compassion to self.
GILLIAN: Thank you for that, Elias. I will look on this exercise you have given me. I could actually picture this majestic mountain while you were speaking of it.” [session 811, April 01, 2001]
ALMA: “I was actually in my bedroom asleep until five in the morning and then something woke me up, which was a sensation on my feet like I was getting patted so that I would awake or like if they were trying to make my bed right on my feet. When I felt the sensation I remember waking up and I remember realizing that I was nude, that I only had some panties on. I remember at first my reaction was how could I be nude and that there was someone in my bedroom. I remember reacting to that. Then I said, ‘Well, I have to control myself and get up, regardless.’ When I removed the covers from my body I realized that I was fully dressed. I got very afraid, so I turned on all my lights. I went to the restroom and I was feeling so many different things then. I was wondering, what was that about?
ELIAS: And offer your impression.
ALMA: What was my impression?
ALMA: At first my impression was that there was someone in my room, but then I felt some energy and I remember just being very aware of being nude. At first I didn’t have an impression; I was just afraid.
ELIAS: Very well. I shall offer to you, what you have presented to yourself in this imagery is an opportunity for yourself to examine your association with exposure. For the act of what you view as exposing yourself to other individuals, not necessarily physically, generates fear within you. Therefore you have created this imagery in a physical display of exposure to emphasize to yourself your response to this action of exposing yourself to other individuals or even to yourself at times.
This is significant, for you are allowing yourself an awareness that you are attempting to address to this issue which generates an expression of fear within yourself. For this shall allow you, if you are addressing to this issue, to open your awareness of yourself much more fully, and therefore also allow you much more openness with other individuals and shall allow you a freedom in not expressing a guardedness of yourself with other individuals.
ALMA: Wow! I understand. Thank you, Elias.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.
ALMA: ... I wanted to talk to you about a concern that I have regarding my sleep. Sometimes I just can’t get to sleep. I try and I toss and I turn. Actually, last night again my impression... I have a sensation like someone’s going to come in my apartment and when I wake up someone’s going to be in my bedroom. I don’t know if it has to do with the other dream. Every time I go to sleep I have the concern of someone coming into my apartment. Actually right now at present I have a roommate and she has some reoccurring dreams about someone being in her bedroom. So I was just wondering, why is that?
ELIAS: What you are generating in relation to the other individual is merely a mirror action. You are choosing to image fear to yourself in this manner. This is the manner in which you are manifesting your expression of fear.
Now; in addressing to yourself and allowing yourself to pay attention to yourself, you may also recognize that you indeed do not require protection. But this is an issue that you have incorporated for an extended time framework, a feeling, so to speak, within yourself that you require protection from some outside force which is undefined but that generates a fear within you.
Now; the force is not concerning any outside expression. This is merely the manner in which you are imaging it to yourself or the association that you are generating within yourself, and in this, you express this so strongly that you also are reflecting this to yourself in conjunction with the other individual and you generate a mirror action in relation to the other individual.
In this, as you allow yourself to genuinely begin to turn your attention to you and allow yourself to begin generating a trust of yourself, you shall also begin to dissipate this experience. Your fear is expressed in relation to your lack of trust of yourself, your lack of trust that you generate safety and a safe environment within yourself. As you allow yourself to be paying attention and expressing trust of yourself this fear shall become less and less.
The reason that you generate this expression most consistently in association with your sleep time framework is that this particular time framework is one in which you generate an association with a lack of control. If you are sleeping you are not expressing an objective awareness of your physical environment and therefore you are not generating a physical control over your environment and yourself. In actuality these are beliefs, for there is no expression of control. But these beliefs are quite strong and do generate quite a real expression within your reality.
Therefore, as you recognize that the fear is generated by a lack of trust within yourself and is associated with an issue of control, you may also allow yourself to relax and begin to offer yourself a trust of yourself, knowing that you shall not create harmfulness to yourself for it is unnecessary. In this, you shall allow yourself to be incorporating a different perception, which shall be affecting of your allowance of your sleep time framework.
ALMA: Thank you for that one!
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.” [session 1023, March 04, 2002]
SHAHMA: “I think that in the last couple of years I have relaxed a little more .... I’m accepting myself somewhat more, but there are times, like when I was speaking of this great feeling of energy that sometimes occurs within me, I have this feeling sometimes that it feels like a dam is gonna burst. I guess I’m afraid of being overwhelming with people, and I guess probably if I would just relax and allow myself to express myself that none of those things would happen.
SHAHMA: I don’t quite know what I’m trying to say here...
ELIAS: I am understanding. Let me express to you, my friend, the initial movements in offering yourself permission to express yourself and what you want in freedom are the most challenging, for these movements initially are generated with the objective knowing that you are allowing yourself and also continuing to generate an expression of fear. Therefore the fear continues, and in many scenarios the fear intensifies as you DO allow yourself the actual expressions initially of freedom. But you also generate a validation of yourself in each experience, and this, in each experience, quiets that expression of fear.
Once allowing yourself the initial expressions of freedom, you quite quickly quell the fear, for the validation of yourself and your accomplishment and your allowance of yourself to genuinely view that this is quite real and that you do actually hold the ability to generate your choices and your freedom and your expressions of what you want, that expression of validation becomes much louder and much more intense in your objective awareness than that of the fear.
The natural movement and desire of consciousness, of essences, is to be freely expressing and offering satisfaction to themselves and offering an expression of preference and pleasure. Therefore, although within your physical dimension you do generate an objective expression of fear concerning some scenarios in relation to your beliefs, your natural expression of energy is contrary to fear, and therefore allowing yourself to generate freedom, even in an expression of fear, the validation is a natural expression of essence and this becomes quite overriding to the fear.
SHAHMA: Yes, I think I know what you’re saying. There have been times when I’ve allowed myself to be VERY expressive and free with my energy and I do receive a lot of validation objectively, and people have described me as vivacious, which was kind of surprising to me! (Laughing) But I have felt very exhilarated in the process.
ELIAS: Quite! And you generate an objective experience and feeling which is actually accompanied by an emotional communication, which you may or may not actually pay attention to in those moments. But you do generate somewhat of an objective recognition of that communication, for you generate the signal of the feeling, not merely of exhilaration but of a sensing that you hold the ability to accomplish ANY expression and that you are UNBOUNDED in that moment. It may be experienced temporarily, but you do offer yourself an objective recognition of it, and in actuality, this is quite genuine. You do hold the ability to be creating in a boundless manner. You do incorporate the ability to create ANY expression, ANY manifestation that you want, quite literally.
This is one of the wondrous aspects of this particular physical dimension. Although you view yourselves to be quite limited, I continue to express to you all the tremendous diversity that is incorporated in this particular physical dimension, for you have created a blueprint in this particular physical dimension that allows for tremendous expansion and allows for tremendous freedom. This is the reason that this physical dimension is incorporating this movement of this shift in consciousness and inserting that Source Event into your physical objective reality.
I have expressed from the onset of this forum, this shift in consciousness is unique to your physical dimension. It is not being incorporated in other physical dimensions. For, this particular physical dimension allows for an openness that may accommodate this type of expanded expression and alteration of your physical reality but continue to incorporate the design of this physical dimension, which is a wondrous expression or invention of consciousness which you participate within.” [session 1042, March 25, 2002]
STEVE M: “I have a scenario. For the benefit of the transcript, my name is Steve. Let’s say I’m in the middle of a city, it’s late at night, I’m in a dark alley, and I run into some 400-pound guy who’s built like a dump truck, and he makes a comment that he doesn’t like the look on my face. I respond, saying that I rather like the look on my face and I don’t appreciate your expression, and he responds by slamming my face into the pavement. If I had run, I could have avoided that situation. So what is the appropriate course of action in that situation?
ELIAS: But if you run, are you paying attention to your choices?
STEVE M: I choose not to have my face slammed into the pavement.
ELIAS: And what did you communicate?
STEVE M: In what sense?
ELIAS: Your scenario is the individual expresses his dislike of you, and you express that you prefer – or you like – your look, and you express a judgment to the other individual of what you wish them not to express. This is not paying attention to you. You are projecting your attention to the other individual, and expressing an expectation to the other individual of what you wish the other individual to choose. What do you choose?
STEVE M: I don’t know.
ELIAS: This is the point of paying attention to you. You do create all of your reality; you create the other individual. What are you creating in this scenario? An expression of fear, an anticipation – expectation of the other individual’s behavior in relation to fear.
What is your expression of fear? That you do not trust your expression, that you do not trust that you create all of your reality, that you are not manipulating your reality, [that] you are co-creating with another individual; the other individual is creating part of your reality.
Another individual does not create your reality in ANY aspect. You create it.
Therefore, if you are presenting yourself with the scenario of interaction with another individual in darkness, and you are paying attention to you, and you are paying attention to your choices and what you want, you shall create the other individual to be expressing what you want. And in this scenario, the other individual shall not be threatening, for you do not project this.
You shall create what you project in energy. The energy that you project outwardly reflects to you. If you are expressing fear, you shall generate a manifestation that shall reflect that fear. If you are projecting an energy of awareness of yourself and trust of yourself, and not discounting of yourself, you shall manifest that reflection. (7)
JIM B: My name is Jim. I just wanted to comment that his return seemed to me to be a combative response that would generate aggression.
ELIAS: It matters not. The point is what the individual – you or you (looking at Steve M and then at Jim B) – as an individual is expressing. It may appear to be combative, and this is worthy of your noticing.
DIANNE: How do you trust yourself? I mean, it seems like such a simple thing. Do you say to yourself, ‘Okay, I trust myself. I’m okay; I might feel a little fear, but I trust myself. No harm is going to come to me’? Would that suffice?
ELIAS: You pay attention in the moment, in the now. You allow yourself an awareness objectively of the now. In the now, there is no element of fear.
FEMALE: Can you put that in concrete terms in his scenario?
ELIAS: Yes. Fear is generated in projection. You generate fear in association with projection outside of the now, in association with past experiences that you have solidified in absolutes in your perception or in anticipation of the future. And the future may be one moment next, but it is a projection of anticipation.
In the now, as you encounter another individual that may express to you, it is your choice how you receive the expression. It is your choice that you receive it in what you perceive to be negative or threatening. In the now, if you are receiving that projection of energy and translating it through your beliefs and your associations as threatening, you shall automatically anticipate the next moment, and project your attention and not listen to yourself. You shall view the fear.
DIANNE: How do you not do that? Given human nature, I mean...
MALE: You’re reacting.
DIANNE: I know it’s reacting, but...
ELIAS: It is not human nature. It is familiar associations.
DIANNE: Familiar, absolutely; habitual maybe.
ELIAS: It is NOT your nature. It is familiar associations with your beliefs and automatic responses. You have become familiar with generating your attention in the direction of what you may associate as automatic pilot.
FEMALE: Elias, what would be your response in that situation? (Laughter)
ELIAS: Very well. I may express to you, in an awareness of self, I may be generating this scenario – for you have generated the scenario yourself – of creating walking within your darkness and encountering another individual.
Now; I may express to you, in an awareness of myself, which is no different from you ... that I am not physically focused, do not delude yourselves that you are different from myself, for you are not. You incorporate all of the qualities that I incorporate, and all of the awareness that I incorporate. You merely are not paying attention.
In this scenario, I may choose to create an interaction with another individual in the darkness. In trust, there is nothing to fear. It matters not the size of the other individual. I know not the intention of the other individual objectively, and it matters not. What is significant is my intention, and what I am generating. Therefore, I may enact an encounter with this individual in passing, and the individual shall not be threatening or display aggressiveness, for I am not projecting that energy.
Your scenario is significant, for you incorporate strong beliefs concerning darkness and the cloak that it incorporates, and the fear that is automatically associated with the darkness. And what does this express to you? The darkness within yourself, the shadows within yourself that generate a fear, and I shall express to you as I have to others, my friend, the shadows of your experiences are the hue that present the depth of your focus. Without the shadows, your focus is flat; and as you incorporate the shadows, you incorporate the depth. And they are not to be feared, but appreciated as that which offers the richness of your picture.
STEVE M: So how can I incorporate that sort of awareness to avoid that sort of situation?
ELIAS: It is not a situation of avoidance. It is an expression of trust of yourself and acceptance of yourself, and paying attention to what you are generating in the moment. Knowing and acknowledging that perhaps within a particular moment you may be generating fear, and also knowing that you incorporate choice, all of your reality is yours. No individual may generate any expression in relation to yourself without your creation of it.
Regardless of how you perceive them, an individual may in your perception incorporate 400 pounds and you may incorporate 90, but as you genuinely recognize that you are creating that individual, you are merely interacting with their energy – which is not to devalue the interaction but to offer you the recognition of reality that you generate the perception, you create the physical manifestation – therefore, you also incorporate choice. You are not a victim. The role of victim is expressed only by yourself, and this is expressed in moments in which you view no choices.
GEORGE: I’ve got a variation, Elias. If you’re walking down the street in the worst ghetto in town and you believe that you live in a safe universe, then you’re not going to create an encounter like that?
ELIAS: At times. For individuals are not always objectively aware of all of their beliefs, and you may be incorporating conflicting beliefs and once again surprise yourself! (Laughter)
Be remembering, thought does not generate reality. The function of thought is to translate and to interpret communications. It does not precede reality; it does not create reality. This is not its function. You may think and think and think, but this is not to say that you shall manifest what you think, for this is not its function, and therefore it does not generate.
This is also the reason, for the most part, I do not encourage affirmations. At times with particular individuals, temporarily I may encourage an individual to be expressing an affirmation in recognition of a tremendous expression of fear, to allow them the opportunity to focus upon themselves and reinforce themselves in not continuing to discount themselves.
But for the most part I am not encouraging of affirmations, for this merely reinforces your discounting of yourselves. You may express to yourself one thousand times, ‘I am a wonderful individual; I am a glorious creature,’ (laughter) and you shall continue to discount yourself and not reinforce your trust. I have expressed, at times I am encouraging of an affirmation temporarily, but generally speaking this type of action merely reinforces your distrust of yourself, and each time you affirm to yourself that you trust yourself, you are genuinely expressing, ‘I do not trust myself, therefore I must say that I am trusting myself.’
JIM B: What about the two conflicting realities? You have his reality on one hand, and you have the reality of the person who is built like a truck. If their reality is they’re going to beat you up no matter what your reality is, how does that play out?
ELIAS: I may not stress this strongly enough: you each individually create your own reality.
Now; how does this work, in your terms? Within your reality, you may choose to be trusting of yourself and express no harm; within the other individual’s reality, they may generate a perception that you have been pummeled; and there is no conflict in the differences of these realities. For you all present to yourselves examples in which you are interactive with another individual, and your perception of the scenario may be one expression and another individual’s perception of the scenario may be quite different.
There is not one individual within this forum that has not presented that experience to themselves in one capacity or another, in which you may be merely in conversation with another individual and subsequently you may be reviewing your conversation, and the other individual may express to you, ‘This is not what we have discussed. You have not expressed that to myself,’ and you may express, ‘I have!’ And the other individual shall be argumentative with you, and express to you, ‘No, this is not my experience,’ and you may express to the individual, ‘You have been present! I do not understand. We engaged the same conversation,’ and your perceptions may be entirely different.
You may be interactive with another individual, and you may be engaged in an experience with another individual ... hypothetically, you may be engaged in what you term to be an accident – as we are all aware, there are no accidents (laughter) – but hypothetically, in your terms perhaps you engage an accident within your vehicle, and you engage this scenario with another individual, and subsequent to this scenario you are engaging conversation in relation to your recall of this accident, and your perception may be one expression, and the other individual’s may be quite different.
As I have expressed previously, for the most part you do not deviate in these extremes. For the most part in your interactions with other individuals, you receive the energy that is projected, and you translate it quite similarly to the manner in which it has been projected. This is an automatic expression.
But you do offer yourselves evidence of what I am expressing to you, and in this, for the most part in your automatic expression of receiving energy from other individuals and translating it similarly to how they project it, you deny your choice, for you allow yourselves to be dictated to by scenarios and other individuals. And you do incorporate choice in every moment, in every scenario, with every individual, with every situation; you create it. It matters not whether your perception may be quite different from another individual’s perception. It does not invalidate either perception or either reality. Within the other individual’s scenario and perception and reality, you may be bloodied on the street; within your reality, you shall be unharmed.
STEVE M: What about passers-by on the street?
ELIAS: They view what they create, and which energy they align with.
MARK: Elias, I have a question. My name is Mark. You’re very, very wise, and my question is, did this come to you in life or the other side? (Elias grins, and laughter)
ELIAS: My dear friend! (Elias grins, and the group laughs) There is no other side! (More laughter)
But in relation to your question, which I am quite understanding, within physical focus I did not incorporate the objective understanding that you hear now. But in my final manifestation, I also was not participating in this shift in consciousness, and you are. Therefore, the awareness that I incorporate now is merely a sharing with you, and the sharing is being expressed in response to your awareness, for you have asked and I am responding. And if you did not incorporate the same awareness, you would not have asked. (Laughter, and Elias chuckles)
STEVE B: Elias, this is another Steve, essence name Steffano. You have talked about the ball and stick analogy, where the ball is your perception and the stick is your beliefs, and that we play this game of moving the ball with our stick. (8) In one of the transcripts you mentioned that the point is to be able to move the ball with your finger rather than the stick, which seems to me to give you much more power to move your perception wherever you want. In this scenario we just discussed, you said that we automatically tend to have very similar perceptions of the same event. But if we are at the point of more consciously moving our perception, will there be more extreme differences, because we realize we have the power to have any perception we choose over any scenario?
ELIAS: Not necessarily. For you are interconnected, and you are forgetful – there is no separation. Therefore, in widening your awareness, you continue to be expressing similar perceptions but recognizing that they are your creation, and recognizing that you do incorporate the ability to deviate if you are so choosing. It is a matter of awareness, in similar manner to your awareness of beliefs.
As I express to you information concerning beliefs, I am not expressing to you a judgment. Beliefs are beliefs; it matters not. In this, you choose what you shall express in alignment with or not, for you recognize that it genuinely matters not. It is your choice. You do genuinely incorporate free will.
I am aware that your religious era has expressed the concept of free will for many centuries. Do you understand objectively the expression of free will? No. Do you allow yourself permission to be expressing free will? No. This is your empowerment of yourselves.
You each incorporate a tremendous expression of power, and as you are shifting, I may express to you a prior offering of information not to be generating fearfulness, but you are afraid of your own power. For within your beliefs, power is negative, for it holds the potential to be hurtful. But in genuineness, there is no hurtfulness other than what you generate yourselves.” [session 1105, June 08, 2002]
ELIAS: “Let me express to you, my friend, there has been tremendous shifting occurring in this recent time framework of a very few months.
DON: Well, there has been for me! So you’re saying this is global?
ELIAS: Yes, and I may express to you, in relation to all of the individuals that interact with this information there has been tremendous movement. You have all collectively incorporated a time framework in which you have allowed yourselves to be shifting and also to be moving concept into reality, and in this, addressing to your most familiar expressions.
DON: Oh! So that it may have been a difficult time does not mean it hasn’t been accomplishing.
ELIAS: Correct, for in this, each individual has been generating their own unique experiences, which may not necessarily have been comfortable but have offered you each the opportunity to experience your most familiar expressions that you have generated throughout your focuses in this time framework. This allows you the genuine recognition of your own shifting, for each individual has also noticed their tremendous desire to move into the unfamiliar.
DON: Oh, interesting. I don’t feel personally as if I have shifted, but I certainly am more aware of my desire to than I was. Is that...
DON: ...what you’re saying?
ELIAS: Correct, and in this, what you have shifted is your want and your desire and the direction of your movement. Previously, the want and the desire and the direction of movement was to be holding to the familiar, and generating uncertainty and perhaps even fear in association with the unfamiliar. Now, as you have shifted, there is a recognition of the familiar as not the object of your desire any longer, and a recognition that the familiar does not fit very well within your reality any longer. In this, there is generated more of a desire – less fearfulness, less apprehension – in turning the movement to the unfamiliar. This IS shifting, my friend. (Chuckles)
DON: Well, that’s encouraging, because I have felt the desire within myself to be much stronger, but I haven’t felt any lessening of the fears that I use to feel a victim of myself.
Where to go with this? In light of what you said, I feel like much of what you said, everything you said actually, rings very true from my experiences over the summer since I spoke to you last. I’ve been feeling lately an extreme impatience with myself and my generating. I realize how little I accept myself now, and I wasn’t aware of it before. I realize how little I trust myself. I realize how little I have been appreciating my experience – many of these kinds of things.
I’ve read what you had to say in terms of advice with these kinds of things, what we feel, but I feel like I’m kind of reading how to ride a bicycle. (Elias and Don laugh) I read these and I know I’m not keeping my attention in the now. I know when I’m not keeping my attention on myself. I can see when I’m discounting myself, but to simply do something else has been feeling a little bit beyond me. I wonder if somehow you could maybe in the rest of this session guide me a little bit to that experience or towards that experience, so that I have a little more experiential feel of where that is. I don’t know if that’s possible or not.
ELIAS: First of all, my friend, let us continue in the examination of the actual action of shifting, for in your discounting of yourself you are also not acknowledging what you have shifted.
Now; this is not to say that you may not be generating fear and discounting of yourself in this shifting, but recognize what you are directing the fear and discounting of yourself IN. Previously your fear and discounting of yourself was directed in association with your perception that you may not incorporate the ability to move into the unfamiliar.
DON: Yes, absolutely.
ELIAS: NOW you generate a fear and discounting of yourself that you may not necessarily incorporate the ability to move OUT of the familiar.
DON: Yes, that’s right.
ELIAS: Which may initially appear to be the same statement, but it is quite not.
DON: I sort of feel the subtle difference. Perhaps it’s not subtle, but I can feel the difference.
ELIAS: For this fear is not generated any longer in association with what is unknown or what is unfamiliar. The fear has shifted into an expression in association with what IS known and what IS familiar, and generating an experience within yourself in which you feel stuck in the familiar. But this is the challenge, my friend, to dare to risk, to dare to express one moment of stepping outside of that familiar. And I may express to you, you may generate that action in association with ANY EXPRESSION within your focus. It matters not what you choose to experiment with.
You may incorporate a very familiar action physically and experiment with viewing that action through a different perception. It may be as mundane as incorporating a bowl of soup – which may be a familiar action, but how may you allow your individual expression of creativity to move and therefore affect your perception and alter the experience of consuming this bowl of soup? For as your perception alters, your reality alters also. Therefore, the familiar action of consuming a bowl of soup may become a very new experience. (Pause)
DON: I’m letting that soak in.
ELIAS: Perception is a tremendously powerful instrument, and it actually does incorporate the power to alter your actual physical reality. It is merely a matter of your attention and how you are directing your attention.
DON: As I consider that and start to feel that, I can feel the fear start generating right within me physically. It starts bubbling up through to my head. I know that I generate that intellectually but...
ELIAS: Very well. In this moment as you experience that physical feeling, incorporate a very deep breath. As you breathe inwardly, move your attention to your breath and visualize it as tremendous power. Move your perception; turn the experience of fear, which you physically feel, into a tool of power. As you exhale your breath slowly and at length, allow yourself to breathe out the fear.
DON: I can feel that.
ELIAS: This action generates an actual physical affectingness, for it is quite difficult to continue to incorporate tension, which feeds the expression of fear, if you are concentrating upon physically filling yourself with breath, for this automatically generates a relaxation. This is the reason, my friend, that individuals may find it quite difficult to weep if they incorporate deep breaths. For the action of weeping incorporates tension and is an automatic release of tension, but is unnecessary and does not continue if the individual is releasing that tension through their breath. (Pause)
Practice this exercise, my friend, for this may be helpful in allowing you to experience your own power and your own ability to actually incorporate the action of altering your perception, for this offers you tangible expressions to move with.
DON: And thus, through this then I can start to get somewhere. I can gain more trust in my ability to generate what I like, what I want.
ELIAS: Correct. For if you may generate what you want in ONE expression, if you may evidence your power to yourself in one expression, you may generate this in ALL areas. (Pause)
DON: I think that’s really what I was looking for with this session. I can’t think of much else to say. (Pause)
ELIAS: (Chuckles) Now; what is the identification of your most familiar expression?
DON: What is the identification of my most familiar expression?
ELIAS: Yes, your most familiar automatic response.
ELIAS: Not necessarily. I am speaking in actual physical manifestation. (Pause) A dis-liking of what you perceive to be your present scenario.
DON: (Laughing) Yes! That’s correct.
ELIAS: This is your most familiar automatic response, and in this, you have generated experiencing intensity of that most familiar automatic response. Now you may allow yourself to examine this and recognize that you choose that and therefore you also incorporate other choices.
DON: Yes, and that’s speaking strictly of perception...
DON: ...that my most automatic imagery is to dislike my current scenario. That is, to perceive it as that’s old perception.
ELIAS: Correct. But what actually IS your present scenario? (Chuckles) And this is the trick, my friend, for the most familiar automatic response is to express a generality to yourself: ‘I dislike my present situation or scenario.’ What is meant by this? What IS your present situation or scenario?
DON: What you’re saying is that when I do this I keep it fairly vague. I don’t even examine what my present scenario really is.
ELIAS: Correct! (Don laughs) You offer yourself generalities, and therefore in general you dislike your present situation or scenario. But this is your gift to yourself, my friend. In recognizing that you are merely expressing a general overview, so to speak, this is what holds you in this position of victim. For you offer yourself no information in relation to specifics, and therefore you also do not offer yourself the recognition of choices.
DON: That’s certainly true, and this to some degree comes from looking at my scenario in terms only of generalities and not in terms of specifics.
DON: That’s very useful.
ELIAS: An individual may move through their physical existence and may continue to express to themselves each day, ‘I dislike my world,’ and generate an expression of misery within themselves, continuing to express, ‘I dislike my world. I wish my world were different.’
What is it that you dislike concerning your world? What IS your world? Is it your planet? Is it all that exists within your planet? Is it your society? Is it your immediate world that you generate in your physical location? Is it your world within yourself? What?
DON: Yeah, my world within myself – another generality!
ELIAS: (Chuckles) And in this, as you examine and as you question yourself and as you offer yourself more and more specifics, you offer yourself the opportunity to actually view what you actually DO within each of your days. Recognizing what you DO is also recognizing what you choose, for whatever you do you have chosen. Recognizing that what you are doing is a choice, you also offer yourself information that if you incorporate one choice, you incorporate many. (Pause)
You hold the power to generate these choices. You are already powerfully generating the choices that you are engaging.
DON: And that’s not a generality.
ELIAS: Each moment is a choice, my friend. It may not necessarily incorporate your attention upon thought. You may not be recognizing thinking concerning what you are choosing in each moment, but you are choosing.
DON: Yes, I feel like I do realize that there is some me that makes all of my choices. I see myself as a victim, I believe, of things outside of me. But I do have a tendency to think there is some me that is not me that is actually making these choices. It’s a strange thing.
ELIAS: It is not so very strange, my friend. Many individuals incorporate this same type of perception.
DON: And yet, where is that other me?
ELIAS: And this is quite reinforced in mass beliefs – religious beliefs, psychological beliefs, societal beliefs – that there is some part of yourselves that is hidden from you, and that part is the part that generates your choices, and the part of you that is not hidden from you is the victim of that other part of you.
Even within this forum individuals turn the information that I have offered in relation to objective and subjective awarenesses and they have incorporated the perception that the subjective awareness is the enemy, for it quite sneakily creates choices that you are unaware of and you do not want to be creating. Therefore, your subjective awareness is not in harmony with the objective, but is a secret saboteur. (Elias and Don laugh)
DON: That’s right. I, in fact, use my orientation sometimes to feel a victim even more of that very kind of thing, telling myself at these times, oh well, I’m intermediate and I create subjectively, so how am I choosing that objectively? (Elias chuckles) It’s the same kind of thing.
Well, I think unless you have more to say, Elias... This is going to take a while to sink in – or it’s not, actually. I think it’s sunk in already. I just need to let it sort of move through me.
ELIAS: I am understanding; move it from the intellectual to the reality.
DON: I can feel it shift out of the intellectual already, only not quite integrated yet.
ELIAS: (Chuckles) And so you shall, my friend.
DON: Good! (Laughs) Well, thank you very much.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome. Practice this exercise and also practice noticing each time you are discounting of yourself. Pay attention and offer yourself a choice.
I shall continue to offer you my energy in encouragement, my friend, and I shall be anticipating our next meeting AND your progress report. Ha ha! Attempt to generate fun!
DON: The operative word.
ELIAS: (Laughs) I offer to you great fondness and affection, my friend. To you this day, au revoir.
DON: Au revoir.” [session 1153, October 11, 2002 ]
CATHY S: “Elias, I experienced a shift in my personal reality several years ago in objective awareness, where I experienced a freedom, a real freedom, from a lot of my inhibitions and shyness. This lasted for three days where I just was completely free, and then that was it. I experienced it for three days, completely free and not self-conscious and expressing and feeling my emotions. I was just wondering what happened to me, or what was that about.
ELIAS: Let me express to you, this is not an uncommon type of experience. Many individuals generate restrictions and obstacles and fears within themselves, and an element of their fear or their issue is associated with the unknown of change. Therefore, many individuals offer themselves a temporary experience of the type of change that they want to express but have prevented themselves from expressing through their fears and also associated with their beliefs. But that is a gift that you offer to yourself, that you have presented an evidence to yourself in an actual experience that you can experience in a different manner.
Now; the reason that individuals generate these temporary experiences associated with an issue or a fear and their own restrictions is that many times individuals may intellectually understand that they incorporate choices, but they do not know what those choices are and they do not know objectively how to implement those choices. Also, they may incorporate a concept of expressing in a certain manner, but having not actually experienced that concept, they do not know objectively what that concept actually is.
An individual may move throughout their focus and they may think that they have experienced the reality of love. What they may have actually experienced throughout their focus is affection. They label that affection as love, but they do not actually incorporate the experience of love; therefore, they do not know what love actually is. And perhaps in a surprising moment they allow themselves to actually experience that expression of love, and thusly know the difference from what they previously thought of as love and recognize that that was affection and that love is different.
Many times it is challenging for an individual to move into an experience that they incorporate a concept of but have not actually experienced. This is the reason that I have expressed many, many, many times previously, you may incorporate many concepts, but without the experience the concept remains a concept. It is not generated into a reality. Reality is created in your physical reality through experience. And in that, you may think and think and think and not necessarily generate an actual reality of any particular experience without the experience.
These types of flash experiences that are temporary glimpses are an offered gift of yourself to yourself to glimpse the concept that you have and to know that that concept can be generated into a reality in actual experience. It is a manner in which you choose to offer yourself encouragement and motivation to move in the direction of your desire.
CATHY S: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are welcome.
PAUL H: Elias, in her case, was she using her conceptual inner sense to trigger that temporary experience?
PAUL H: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are welcome.” [session 1695, January 15, 2005]
ELIAS: “Good afternoon!
GROUP: Good afternoon, Elias!
ELIAS: (Chuckles) We shall be engaging an exchange in this conversation, and I shall be requesting your participation. I shall be posing two questions to each of you, and we shall discuss what your response is.
The two questions that I pose to you are: what is your greatest fear, and what is your greatest irritation? Both of those questions are posed in relation to yourselves and in relation to your interactions with other individuals.
BEN: I’ll go first. The answer’s the same for both: pain, physical pain.
ELIAS: You fear pain?
ELIAS: And you fear pain in what capacity with other individuals?
BEN: Oh, that’s good! Oh yeah! (Group laughter) Certainly alone, but not on any great basis. But I can be scared of pain from other people, yes.
ELIAS: And that is also your greatest irritation?
BEN: Well, it can certainly irritate me and wipe out anything else that’s on my mind, yes.
ELIAS: And how is that an irritant in relation to other individuals?
BEN: That would be regardless of whether there were other individuals around.
ELIAS: But that is not the question. Therefore, how would this be irritating to you in relation to other individuals?
BEN: You mean if other people are causing me pain that’s irritating? Is that what you mean?
ELIAS: I am posing the question. You are posing a question to my question! (Group laughter)
BEN: It’s a clarification!
ELIAS: Clarify your identification of pain – your own pain or other individuals’ pain?
BEN: My own pain.
ELIAS: In what capacity – merely physical or otherwise?
BEN: Merely physical.
ELIAS: Merely physical. Therefore, that is your greatest irritant and your greatest fear. How is that applied in relation to other individuals? How do you respond to other individuals in relation to your own pain? (Pause)
BEN: If I perceive that pain is forthcoming from another individual, then there would be either an avoidance factor or a fear factor.
ELIAS: Yes, but if you are the individual experiencing the pain and the pain is being created by you, how do you interact with other individuals that generates an irritation in relation to the other individuals or a fear in relation to the other individuals? Do you fear the other individuals’ perception of you being in pain?
ELIAS: Do you experience irritation incorporating interaction with another individual if you are experiencing pain?
BEN: Not really.
ELIAS: Then this would not necessarily be your greatest fear or your greatest irritation.
BEN: In relation to other people.
ELIAS: But that is...
BEN: ...the question.
ELIAS: Yes. (Group laughter)
GILLIAN: I recognize the irritation question more easily. Government control, protection from outside – it’s a really irritating factor in my life, and that’s where I’m going at the moment. I am experiencing and drawing it all to me, and it’s an irritating experience. It’s like, why? I don’t really like this, but I know I’m experiencing it and I know I’m creating it. Before that, it was like, ‘No problem! I’ll just circle it, go the other way.’ But it’s a real irritation – form-filling and what-have-you. That’s my irritation.
ELIAS: Very well. In this, you are irritated at the difference.
GILLIAN: How do I go into the acceptance of it? I don’t want to pull it into my life, but I’m doing it. I’ve created a situation where I need assistance in a specific way. There are other areas where I don’t need assistance, but they’re still poking their nose in my life.
ELIAS: And what is [needed]?
GILLIAN: Monies to live, lack of employment, a roof over my head. They’re doing a wonderful job, but on the other hand I’m really irritated with this form filling. I haven’t done it in forever in my life; I just didn’t create that. But I’m doing it now.
ELIAS: But you chose that.
GILLIAN: I know I chose it! But why?
ELIAS: For you generate a perception that you incorporate a need. What is a need?
GILLIAN: I’ve never lacked before.
ELIAS: Need is a perceived lack. A need may be expressed in association with an anticipated lack, a present lack, and loss or the anticipated loss. That generates the feeling and the perception of need, which also generates you into the role of the victim, not creating your reality any longer but dependent upon other individuals or other sources to create your reality for you.
GILLIAN: The ‘dependent’ word is important. But at the same time, I realize what I’m doing. When I’m looking into creating my reality, I’m looking into my abundance at the same time and saying I come from a space where there’s enough to go around. This is juxtaposing the thing; it’s sort of knocking it on the head.
ELIAS: You generate an irritation with the method.
GILLIAN: That makes sense to me.
ELIAS: But you have chosen to participate in the method.
GILLIAN: That I know, but it irritates me anyway.
ELIAS: And the irritation is expressed in association with difference.
GILLIAN: But I am different.
ELIAS: I am understanding, but other individuals are different also. That is the point: not opposing. What creates the irritation is the opposition.
GILLIAN: So I’m polarizing into ‘I’m a free-flowing being and you’re not a free-flowing being.’
ELIAS: Which is what?
ELIAS: Opposition and judgment and a lack of acceptance of difference. As I have stated, this is the most difficult and challenging experience and expression that you shall encounter in association with this wave addressing to truth: difference.
GILLIAN: I know, but I always thought I was pretty cool on that!
ELIAS: And obviously you are offering yourself new information... (Group laughter)
GILLIAN: I am, indeed!
ELIAS: ...concerning your absolutes.
GILLIAN: Now the fear bit has come into my head, and the fear bit is the dependency. Throughout my life I’ve quite adequately created a dependency without always worrying about it but oftentimes worrying about it.
I’ve moved into a space lately in the last six or eight months where I’ve felt like I was actually making a change in my life, and I was actually choosing to be independent and creating everything the way I wanted to. But the dependency is still there, and it scares me. (Emotionally) It scares me to bits because I feel I’ll never get there.
ELIAS: I am understanding, and this also is associated with control. Many individuals incorporate STRONG tendencies in association with control in different capacities. Control is a very strong expression and association that many of you incorporate. For if you do not incorporate control, how shall you manipulate your environment and your focus? How shall you generate intentionally creating what you want if you do not express control? But control is not the issue.
GILLIAN: No, it’s not, and I recognize that.
ELIAS: But it matters not, for underlyingly it IS the issue.
GILLIAN: I have so much support in my dependency. But I would like to just wake up one morning and say, ‘Hey, way to go! I created what I want to create, and I did this on my own,’ even though you offer me and I allow supportiveness, to be able to say, ‘I’m okay.’
ELIAS: Yes, for you have created that.
What you are opposing is yourself. In opposing yourself and in denying yourself the acknowledgment of yourself, you generate fear and irritation. You oppose yourself and you oppose other individuals, but more so you oppose yourself.
GILLIAN: Yes, and I do that a lot.
ELIAS: In this, the key important point is to balance and to begin to acknowledge yourself that whatever method you choose to accomplish any particular direction or desired outcome matters not – you have accomplished the outcome.
GILLIAN: I do have moments when I look at it to remind myself that that’s exactly what I want. I know and I recognize those moments. But there are other moments where I’m in complete, well, not quite despair, like how I’ve been before; I haven’t gone to that deep space of I can’t get out of it. But the extremes! One day it’s like, ‘Hey, you’re on top of the world,’ and then the next day I’m crying and crying. What the hell is this about?
ELIAS: This concerns this wave and the extreme...
GILLIAN: How soon is it going?
ELIAS: It is not. (Laughter) That is the reason that I continue to address to this with all of you, for it is NOT receding. The reason it is not receding is what we are addressing now, this type of situation, [and] many, many other types of situations.
All of you present in this forum this day have some elements within you that are opposing and are generating that fear and irritation, and it concerns difference. The point is to be genuinely evaluating what that is being generated from, for it is NOT being generated from outside of you. It does not concern other individuals or collective individuals or governments or any other expression. It is what you are opposing within yourselves and what you are denying within yourselves.
This is what continues to be expressed and this is the reason that this particular wave is not ceasing, which is being expressed in quite obvious terms in relation to your world, which is experiencing tremendous turmoil and tremendous polarization and tremendous opposition.
The point is that each of you makes a contribution. What is your contribution? Is your contribution opposition? For there is no collective without the individuals. The most significant is the individual. This is the movement of this shift, movement into directing yourselves, not allowing other individuals or authorities or groups to be dictating to you but for you to be choosing and creating in your own empowerment and your own recognition of your freedom and your strength.
Some of you are generating more of an awareness of this and are creating less opposition and less conflict, and some of you are generating more conflict and more opposition. But each of you incorporates some element in which you do generate opposition, and that creates fear and irritation.
That is the point, to be aware of what it is that you generate within yourself that creates that fear or that irritation. You cannot address to what you are expressing or what you are creating if you are not aware of what it is. It is important that you are aware and you allow yourselves to actually see yourselves and know that you are not a victim, that YOU are generating all of these choices, and [know] what type of energy you are projecting that influences your environment and what you create outwardly.
Individuals in recent time framework have been projecting energy in volumes of ‘Why? Why is this occurring? Why is this happening? Why am I doing this?’ You are giving yourselves no answers, which I have addressed previously. ‘Why’ is a question that is so very familiar you do not respond to yourself if you inquire ‘why.’ You merely engage your hamster wheel again and again, and you offer yourselves no information. But figuratively I may express to you, (wryly) those of us in the cosmos have been receiving tremendous shouts of ‘Why?’ (Laughter) This is the reason that I speak to you, and my energy is always with you.
But it is your responsibility to generate the openness to receive information or to provide yourselves with information, and that is what each of you are doing in this moment. You are creating this. You are creating myself as a means to offer yourselves information. Credit yourselves with the information that you receive this day. Do not credit me, for you are all creating this scenario.
Now; in this, we continue with the identification of the oppositions – irritations and fears.
CATHY: When we spoke the other day, you talked about the betrayal of myself and how I do this. I seem to get myself in a catch-22, because I have these truths, these rules, that I live by. If I break my rules, I’m betraying myself. If I don’t break my rules, I think I’m betraying myself. Then, if I beat up on myself for not breaking my rules, I’m betraying myself. It’s the hamster wheel.
There are two things I fear: what if my choice is wrong – that’s my fear – and a huge question, it isn’t ‘why’ necessarily, but it’s ‘What do I do?’ Would someone just tell me? From the cosmos, please, what I should do? Nuts and bolts, practical stuff to make the choice that’s really the one that I need to make. How do I make myself make the choice that works?
ELIAS: First of all, it is not a question of forcing; it is a question of listening.
CATHY: I’m listening; nobody’s speaking!
ELIAS: You are NOT listening. You ARE generating the hamster wheel. But the reason that you are generating the hamster wheel is that you cannot listen if you continue to focus merely on that one direction. Your concentration is centered upon the evaluation of the right or the wrong choice.
As you hold your attention and your concentration upon that, you do not allow yourself to offer yourself information of what the choices even are, for you are concerned with whether they are right or wrong. You do not even present the object of the choice to yourself to evaluate whether it is right or wrong, for you are too concerned with the right and wrong to begin with. Therefore, you have no objective to even evaluate whether it is right or wrong.
Figuratively speaking, it is as if you have constructed a wall directly before you and all of the subjects and the questions are upon the other side of the wall. You are standing upon this side of the wall, viewing the wall and asking yourself what is right and wrong, which is right and wrong of all of these choices that are beyond the wall that you cannot see. The choices are there, but the wall is between you and the choices.
CATHY: How do I break down the wall?
ELIAS: This is the element of listening to yourself. Within one day – each day – not to concern yourself with subsequent days but in the present day, evaluate what you are doing. If you face yourself with what you perceive to be choice in ANY expression, whether it shall be to participate in this conversation or to participate in a socialization with other individuals or whether you shall consume water or whether you shall consume another beverage, whatever you perceive as choices that you are engaging, it is a matter of listening to you.
The manner in which you listen to you is you pay attention to your communications and signals emotionally. If you hesitate in relation to a choice, the likelihood is that that choice is NOT your preference. If you experience ease in a choice, it generally IS a preference.
Preferences are not enormous expressions that are solidified. Individuals become confused in relation to preferences, for they do not recognize that they are engaging preferences or not preferences in many different mundane actions. You may incorporate a preference of what type of shoes you choose and the shape of them. That is a preference that influences your choices.
Paying attention to what you are actually doing and how you are responding to yourself in relation to your choices, THAT is how you evaluate what are your right choices. There are no absolute right choices.
But in association with what we are discussing this day, we are not incorporating the idea that there is no right and wrong. For within each of you, you do express right and wrong, which is quite associated with the subject matter of this discussion of your greatest fear and your greatest irritation. For were you not to incorporate the association of right and wrong, you would not incorporate the greatest fear or the greatest irritation.
What the right choices for you are what allows you your freedom. What the right choices for you are what expresses your preferences. What the right choices for you are those that acknowledge you, that allow you to experience, express and be aware of your own freedom, of your own strength, of your own power, and not denying yourself. What the wrong choices for you are those that deny you. That is the most significant.
CATHY: I don’t know how to reconcile the ones that are affirming me with the truths.
ELIAS: Offer [an] example.
CATHY: I don’t want to offer an example. It’s too personal! (Laughs) All right, you guys, everybody close your ears! (Group laughter)
ELIAS: (Laughs) The point in this room this day is to be recognizing judgment and differences, and not expressing judgment but acceptance! Proceed.
CATHY: My husband and I have some issues, and that’s putting it politely. I feel constrained in things that I don’t allow myself – we talked about this in my session – to express any kind of closeness with anybody outside the world of the marriage. I’m not talking affairs – don’t anybody get any ideas! I’m just talking about closeness with chosen friends.
CATHY: You expressed to me that it’s not really my husband’s feelings that I’m afraid of betraying but my own. Well, I can see your point. It makes sense to me intellectually. But how do I convince my heart to let go of those rules and allow myself the freedom to have intimate friendships with people outside my marriage? I don’t know how to get the message into my heart, and that’s where it counts. Because as long as my brain is telling me, I ignore it mostly! My brain is saying, ‘I didn’t tell you to do that!’ and it’s not true, because I don’t really make myself free to do it. So no matter what my brain and mouth say, the heart is saying something else.
ELIAS: I am understanding.
CATHY: How do I reconcile the heart beliefs, the wall, with the brain beliefs, the freedom? How does the brain knock down that wall in the heart?
ELIAS: In increments.
CATHY: How does it do it NOW?
ELIAS: What is the definition of patience?
CATHY: What I don’t have!
DALE: Knowing and understanding?
ELIAS: Allowance. Allowance is the definition of patience. Understand that all of you incorporate some similarities in some capacity to what you are experiencing. The imagery may be quite different, but it matters not. You generate this thought process in impatience, that you all have offered yourselves considerable information and therefore you SHOULD incorporate the ability to snap your fingers and generate what you want in this moment immediately. Although you actually can, I have repeatedly expressed to all of you that you generally do not.
CATHY: Why not? It would be so much easier.
ELIAS: For you are moving into unfamiliars. Regardless of your tremendous desire to be expressing in this manner, what you want is freedom. Each of you wants to incorporate your own freedom in some capacity. But you fear that freedom, for it is an unknown. It is not what you have experienced. Therefore, it is entirely unfamiliar to you.
Generally speaking, for the most part, you generate automatic responses. You are seating yourselves in the position of the co-pilot. You are flying within your vehicle but you are the co-pilot. You are not steering that vehicle, for what IS steering it is your lack of attention and your automatic responses and not paying attention to those automatic responses.
You can, quite quickly actually, move that information from your brain, which it is not stored there anyway! (group laughter). But you can move that information from your brain into yourself and your actual experience – and that is where you want to move it – in paying attention to what you are doing and interrupting those automatic responses. In genuinely moving your attention to recognize those automatic responses, THAT is the most challenging, for they are precisely that, automatic, and generally speaking you do not incorporate any thought in association with them.
Where the information that you do have comes into play is that you are aware that you are communicating to yourself. You are aware that you generate emotional communications and signals. Many of those signals may be quite subtle, but they may be easier to pay attention to than the automatic responses.
In that, once you begin noticing those signals such as hesitation, retreat, twinges of guilt, pacifying, those may be somewhat subtle signals but they are noticeable. In the moments that you notice those signals, they are signaling you as to an automatic response. It matters not that you view it to be hindsight, for each time you notice that you are generating those signals, you are offering yourself an opportunity to choose in another manner and acknowledge yourself.
CATHY: In some ways, it’s so hard. Wouldn’t it be easier to go through life like my husband and just not care about any of this stuff and not have any feelings at all?
ELIAS: That would be his choice. Some individuals generate quite an ease within their focus and other individuals do not. Also, it is the challenge. This is another element. What do you value?
CATHY: I’m starting to think I value a nice rest!
ELIAS: What you genuinely value is a challenge.
CATHY: I know! I really hate that. (Laughter)
ELIAS: Also what you value or what you have valued – remember, that is not an absolute and it can change – but what you have valued is that any expression that requires effort becomes valuable. If it is easy, it is not as valuable. That is not true, but that IS what you have valued. Therefore, that again is a very familiar expression and automatic.
I may express to you all, although you may incorporate a great desire to actually express your freedom and experience your own power and your own strength, there is some element of comfort in what is familiar even if you dislike it, for it IS familiar. The unfamiliar in many expressions is unknown for it is unexperienced, and that does not generate comfort. It may generate more of an inspiration in desire, but not comfort, for it is not familiar. In unknowns, you do not know what to expect. Therefore, [there is] also an element of a lack of control and the circle of ‘What if I step into the unknown and it is a wrong choice?’ You are viewing your wrong choices now, and you are addressing to them.
To avoid overwhelming yourself any more than you already have, the point would be to allow yourself in increments to notice the moments in which you are expressing that hesitation or that denial or that uncomfortableness or apprehension, or irritation and fear, and allow yourself to acknowledge that and not oppose it.
That is the greatest snare, for that is a very strong automatic response. If you dislike some expression, you automatically oppose it. If you are uncomfortable, you automatically oppose it. Your first incorporation is to rid yourself of it.
CATHY: So what we should do is just sit there with it.
ELIAS: Allow yourself to experience, to recognize, to NOT oppose. As you experience that which you dislike, if you are not opposing it you generate the allowance, and in the allowance you spark new choices.
And I do not deny that these are not easy concepts!
CATHY: These are like essay questions, like homework.
ELIAS: (Chuckles) Yes!
NATASHA: When you say ‘unknown,’ isn’t it that we’re probably all afraid of real freedom?
ELIAS: Yes! Yes.
NATASHA: That’s probably what we are afraid of. When we cannot go out-of-body, we are probably afraid of it because we would not come back or whatever.
NATASHA: So that’s what we are actually afraid of – freedom.
ELIAS: For it is very unfamiliar and you generate an automatic association that freedom is unstructured.
RODNEY: Well, it is, right?
ELIAS: Not necessarily.
RODNEY: It feels that way to me.
ELIAS: But you structure, to an extent.
RODNEY: I just quit my job! I pulled out all the props. There’s no structure.
ELIAS: Ah, is there not? Is that the only expression of structure?
RODNEY: I look at that freedom and it’s scaring the hell out of me.
ELIAS: I understand. But it is not necessarily the lack of structure, it is merely a different expression of structure.
RODNEY: But my concept is that in true freedom you have great choices.
RODNEY: That seems to me to be unstructured.
ELIAS: Not necessarily.
RODNEY: That’s structured? That’s a different kind of structure?
RODNEY: It’s a very unfamiliar structure.
ELIAS: Yes, for the structure is associated with your preferences. Therefore, you alter the expression of the structure from the outside of your employment that dictates your structure to the inside, and you generate your own structure in association with your preferences.
RODNEY: Well, I haven’t quite got there yet!
ELIAS: (Laughs loudly with group) But you have merely begun!
RODNEY: This is true!
ELIAS: Therefore, your adventure is merely beginning.
RODNEY: Well, I’ve jumped out of the airplane but I’m not quite sure there’s a parachute there! (Laughter)
ELIAS: Ah! Perhaps now you shall incorporate your own flight.
RODNEY: I thought of you, dear Elias, about jumping into the center of the pool without checking to see how deep it was. It was closer to the ground than the airplane, I’m sure.
ELIAS: (Laughs) I am acknowledging of you.
KEN: We’re getting back to fears and irritations and stuff like that?
KEN: What I kind of tuned into was – actually, it’s almost like the third time for me – but it’s seeing government just running away from me and becoming very bizarre. The first time for me was in the Russian revolution. The second time was when Nazi Germany started getting into the act, and at that time I managed to leave. With the Russian one, I ended up using that circumstance for disengaging.
ELIAS: And now?
KEN: This time it’s seeing things like this government of ours suddenly doing pre-emptive wars and jumping into other countries and stuff like that and then doing things like Patriot Acts to try to take choices away from us. We were talking about us being afraid of making the wrong choice, but here it’s almost like we’re losing the ability to make choices if we buy into this government.
ELIAS: And that generates fear within you?
KEN: There is definitely some fear in that.
ELIAS: And that generates irritation?
KEN: Irritation is probably stronger than the fear, though fear of drudgery definitely gets in there and shows up on its own, outside the scope of the government.
ELIAS: In this, where is your attention?
KEN: On the fear and irritation.
ELIAS: Outside of yourself. Your attention is held upon what other individuals are doing and choosing, which distracts your attention from you. In that, once again you become the co-pilot and the other individuals are flying the plane. They are generating the choices and you become the victim. This is the reason that it is significant to pay attention to what YOUR choices are.
KEN: In other words, tuning in to my inner guidance and tuning out the government.
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking.
ELLA: I was thinking how to answer your question and wanted to rationalize, but also there is an automatic response. I don’t judge how I answer it, but what immediately comes to my mind is that I have this irrational fear of being maybe raped or killed in a shower. I’ve never experienced that in this focus; possibly it’s a bleed-through from another focus. What it signifies to me is a matter of pain and the irritation is that it’s also being out of control, being vulnerable at your most exposed. I could probably be more practical or something, but I don’t want to rationalize it. I’m just looking for what comes from within.
The first irritation that I thought of was I get very irritated when I’m trying to obtain information. It requires more effort because I’m a Sumari. I don’t like to dig so deep, and it requires more effort for me than I can sustain. I almost get nauseous, and it irritates me.
But then I realized that I also get very irritated when somebody else’s actions affect my life, which is also being out of control. I realized that all that was my being out of control and my beliefs of what is immoral in terms of my responsibilities. Do I allow myself a freedom, or do I be moral and be responsible for my family in ways that may diminish my freedom? I am working through that. I can say that I think I sometimes get on the hamster wheel like the rest of us.
I think of my friend, who doesn’t force ideas on me, but she always dares me to do something new. When I have questions she points me to the session where it’s answered. It’s very interesting sometimes, but I do feel I am not yet there. What I started doing was to pay more attention to myself. Even though sometimes it’s probably the most difficult, I started doing things for myself I never allowed myself, like in coming here or writing songs or just not caring what anyone says or how I behave.
ELIAS: I am understanding.
ELLA: I like myself much better than I’ve ever liked... I don’t want to be a 18 again; I don’t. I like myself at 44 much better than when I was 18.
So I do still feel that there are a lot of unresolved issues of being out of control and being afraid of fear. Every time I even try to get closer to being out-of-body or experiencing something like that, that fear of freedom pulls me right back. I still feel that there’s a lot of unresolved issues.
ELIAS: Let me address to this also. For as to you individually – and I am aware that there are several other individuals that express quite similarly that are present – in this, the preferences are suspect. Preferences are suspect, for preferences are viewed as selfish. Therefore, the shoulds and the should-nots are expressed, and those are what deny your freedom.
In this, although I am acknowledging of you that you are generating a movement in offering yourself more freedom – and this is expressed commonly with a number of you present this day – that you do not necessarily even recognize the concept that of allowing yourselves to express your preferences is bad for it is selfish, and beyond selfish, it is also inconsiderate.
ELLA: I do recognize, but I still don’t know the how of it. I definitely know I don’t have a strong desire to abandon my husband, but I’m just giving you an approximation.
ELIAS: I am understanding. But there is an underlying expression with many individuals that there is an automatic association with their preferences as being wrong to be expressed, and that if they allow themselves to express their preferences and their own freedom that they are also being selfish and that they are being inconsiderate.
This is a significant point. For that moves in the reverse also, that if you generate this association that your preferences are not acceptable, that your preferences being expressed are selfish and are potentially inconsiderate, you also project to other individuals that their preferences are unacceptable and selfish and inconsiderate.
These are very strong associations that you generate with each other, which is another expression of a lack of acceptance of difference and denying yourselves, and in that denial of yourselves, expressing a tremendous discounting of yourselves, and that holds you on that hamster wheel.
ELLA: In respect to that, I feel I’m working through certain issues. I feel that the less responsibility I want, the more I get. Is that because by the law of attraction I concentrate on it? I don’t want any more responsibility, but I attract what I don’t want because I’m discounting of my own preferences?
ELIAS: Many times.
ELLA: I’m sure I do; I know that I do. We all function with those belief systems, and I have them still.
ELIAS: The point is is that what you perceive to be generating acquiring more responsibility is being created in denying your own responsibility. You are responsible for you only. But in projecting your attention outside of yourself and holding your attention upon other individuals and their choices, you assume responsibility that is not yours.
KEN: Is this like me taking responsibility or accepting some of the responsibility for the U.S. invading Iraq?
ELLA: The word that you used, ‘inconsiderate,’ that was one when I was going through my choices of what irritates me. When somebody’s being inconsiderate, it’s really irritating. But I’m being inconsiderate to myself; therefore, I am being irritated by that, right?
MARK: Probably my biggest fear is two-fold: a diminishment of self, which I think most of us can relate to...
ELIAS: In what capacity?
MARK: Most recently – and we’ve discussed this – in my extra-curricular journeys when I come across other energy essences. The fear is a loss of self and a diminishment of self. The irritation that comes from that is frequently when I feel intruded upon by others. I get irritated because I feel that there is a loss of self, a diminishment of self.
ELIAS: And therefore there is a necessity for boundaries to enclose yourself and shield yourself and therefore generate protection that you cannot be intruded upon. But in that, you are diminishing – figuratively speaking, not actually – for what you diminish is your perception of what you are, that what you are is so very small and insignificant and not powerful and that there are other energies or essences or individuals outside of you that are more powerful and incorporate the capacity to steal from you elements of you. But they cannot, not what you do not give.
Therefore, once again, it is a matter of paying attention to you and recognizing what YOU are doing and how YOU are diminishing yourself in devaluing yourself, not acknowledging that you are not so very small and that you are very vast, and not appreciating the value of yourself as equal to any other expression of consciousness.
MARK: Of course, that ties into issues of intimacy.
ELIAS: Yes, for if you are shielding yourself and if you are generating a fear that you shall be diminished if you allow other individuals to penetrate your field and share with you, the fear is that they shall take some element from you and not return it, and that shall inflict pain and that shall be a devaluation of you.
That is also associated with the irritation that other individuals actually incorporate this capacity – and how dare they! That also associates with consideration and the value of preferences and whether preferences are acceptable or not.
ANON: Elias, does that also mean that if you’re feeling like somebody’s being inconsiderate or you feel like somehow they’ve hurt you or whatever that you’re mirroring back what you’re really doing to yourself? You’re being inconsiderate to yourself, you’re devaluing yourself, you’re not honoring yourself, whatever it is? When that seems to happen outside of yourself, it’s really just a reflection of what’s going on internally?
ELIAS: Yes, that you are denying some element within you. In your denial of yourself, you precisely, immaculately, perfectly engineer and create a scenario, a situation, an interaction that shall reflect that to you in that moment. You AMAZINGLY, without thought and generally without even an objective awareness of what you are doing, automatically draw to yourself precisely in every moment the one individual or the one scenario or the one situation that shall perfectly reflect to you what you are doing. THAT is the wonderment of your physical reality.
THAT is the element that I have expressed to you from the onset, that there is actually NO expression that is hidden from you. There is no element of yourself that is hidden from you; it is merely a matter of paying attention. It is not that there is some subconscious monster that is directing of your focus and your choices and generating all of these choices that you do not agree with and you do not want. It is [that] you are not paying attention to what you are doing. You are doing it all objectively, and it sits precisely before you.
TERRI: That’s actually a good segue into my fear and irritation. I’m wondering if what you were just talking about was reflected with the man that I was with yesterday. He seemed to keep everything at a perfect balance, tit for tat. My greatest fear is relationships with men, and my greatest irritation is men and the way they behave. (Group laughter) He seemed to be the same. When I’m with a man, I always look to see what I’m giving out and am I getting it back? I seem to try to keep everything in a perfect balance, and he seemed to be doing that, too. Is that...?
ELIAS: A example of paying attention and noticing what your fear is and what your irritation is, and moving into an expression of not feeding them but acknowledging you and paying attention to you and what you are doing, rather than generating the expectation of what the other individual may or may not do.
ELLA: So being selfish is good?
ELIAS: Quite! I am greatly advocating of selfishness! (Laughter)
I express to you, we shall break and you may continue with your questions subsequently.
BREAK at 2:50 PM.
ELIAS: Continuing! Next individual?
ELIAS: My friend?
DEANE: Your favorite mouse!
ELIAS: Ha ha ha! And it speaks! (Group laughter)
DEANE: My greatest fear is that this other-dimensional stuff that I’m doing is made up by some other part of me and is not really true and valid, even though you’ve validated so much before.
My greatest irritation deals with what I’ll call certain sub-elements of American culture that I get exposed to on television and in life, and I find a great deal of difficulty accepting those kinds of differences. I’m not exactly sure why, but I’ve looked at that a great deal within myself and feel like I’m making some progress.
ELIAS: What influences?
DEANE: In what, the fear or irritation?
ELIAS: The irritation.
DEANE: I guess the stuff that I wouldn’t do. I see actions and I see certain biases reflected within American culture that’s presented to us through different forms of media.
ELIAS: Such as?
DEANE: Well, let’s just say exposure of certain elements. They get a great deal of exposure and other elements of American culture don’t get any, and to me it seems unfair. I understand about unfair and fairness as a judgment, but it’s difficult.
ELIAS: Be more specific. What is exposed and what is not?
DEANE: Blacks get a big play. Indians do not.
ELIAS: And therefore the difference of culture and their exposure in your media.
DEANE: It’s an irritation to me. I know that it’s a choice of me, my own choice, to say that this is not right. It’s not what I would do if I were in the media. In fact, in my book (9) I specifically excluded blacks and I specifically included portions and scenes and everything of Indians. I wanted a spotlight to go on some other elements because I thought that would be equal time, shall we say.
ELIAS: And you view that to be balanced?
DEANE: I just thought it was right and I thought it was fair. Again, I understand that fairness in itself is a judgment. Nevertheless, that’s what I felt inside and that’s why I did it, specifically for that specific reason.
ELIAS: I am understanding. But in that, were you not generating very similar energy to what you oppose, in your exclusion? Therefore, you are generating the same type of energy that you oppose. This is the point, to be recognizing your contribution to what is occurring within your reality.
Individuals express what you term to be self-righteousness, for they view their perception to be the right perception or the equal perception. That is assessed quite accurately, as you have stated, in conjunction with what you do or what you prefer and the discounting of what other individuals express and their preferences.
Do you recognize that the individuals that promote the one culture in their perception view that they are doing the same as you did with the other culture? Therefore, you are generating the same action. You are merely choosing different elements of the same action. They view themselves to be equally as right and devoting equal exposure as do you.
DEANE: It’s quite obvious to me!
ELIAS: It is not a matter of denying your preferences.
DEANE: But is that a preference or is that a judgment?
ELIAS: Partially both. Remember, your preferences are merely preferred beliefs. Therefore, they are your beliefs that you prefer, and that constitutes your guidelines in association with your truths. Within your truths, there is some element of preference also. They are what is right for you, for this is the manner in which you set your guidelines of how you shall behave and what you shall express. Preferences change, which is also your indicator that they are not absolute and that your truths are not absolute, either.
What is significant in this type of situation is to recognize what YOUR truth is, your guideline for you, and not to discount that, to recognize what your preference is and not to discount that either, and not to prevent yourself from expressing your preference but not to match energy in opposition with other individuals that you express their unfairness – which generates an energy of matching energy with the other individuals, which is another form of opposition. (10)
That is the point. It is unnecessary to be opposing. It is unnecessary to compete. In generating that action, you generate an irritation within yourself for you are holding absolutely to your preference and your opinion.
Your opinion and your preference are not wrong. As I have stated, they are your guidelines. I have expressed from the onset of this forum that although you are shifting and although you are accepting your beliefs, you are not eliminating them, and in not eliminating them, you shall continue to incorporate your own preferences and your own opinions. They are not wrong, for they are YOUR guidelines, but that they do not necessarily apply to other individuals.
DEANE: So when you engage a specific action like I did, if my intent is this is me expressing my preference as opposed to these other people need equal time therefore I’m matching energy, is it my intent that modifies this particular action? Is one matching energy and the other one an expression of preference?
ELIAS: Yes, if you are merely expressing your preference and you are not incorporating any energy of judgment in relation to what other individuals express – that they are wrong, that they are not offering equal time or equal energy. Equal is relative, also, and is not always the right, either.
In this, it is a question of paying attention to your motivation, to what is influencing you to generate a particular expression, and to evaluate that and examine what type of energy you are actually expressing in that action. What are you contributing to? By your actions, by your expressions, by your energy, are you contributing to an energy of acceptance and that of acceptance of difference and balance, or are you contributing to the energy of opposition and polarization?
DEANE: This leads me to ask this question that ties right into that. Here we all see a world that is engaged in conflict and polarization and everything, as you have said. If all of us here in this room and those on the list get their act together, so to speak, how can we as such a relatively small group, us against billions and billions of folks out here, how can we have an effect?
ELIAS: Ah, that is the point. That is an expression of perception and how you view yourself as very small and insignificant and that the worth of the individual amounts to little, for the power of the individual is limited and small – and it is not. That is the point of this shift, to focus the power and the energy upon the strength of the individual and to recognize the significance of the individual.
As I expressed previously, you cannot generate the collective without the individuals. They create the collective. Therefore, as I have also expressed previously, the power of the individual is tremendous and very significant. What you do, your individual self, DOES ripple within consciousness. It DOES affect what is being generated within your world.
It is the powerlessness of the individual, the perception in the greater masses that you do not incorporate strength or power, and [that] you do not value yourselves as individuals and you do not view yourselves to be vast, that generates the contribution to the masses creating the polarization and the opposition and the conflict.
I may express to you, in this present time framework, in this now, all of the conflict that is being generated throughout your world and all of the individuals that are participating in all of that conflict is a small volume in relation to all of the rest of the individuals within your world that sit in your same perception. There are volumes of individuals that are not actively participating in mass conflict.
How many individuals are comprising your government?
DEANE: Relatively few, in terms of the whole population of the country.
ELIAS: Precisely. That which you view as a body, a whole, is comprised of individuals, and the number of those individuals is minute in relation to how many individuals occupy your country. In relation to your world, those individuals that occupy any government as officials, or those individuals that are not in position as officials but participate in conflict of wars, are relatively few in relation to the masses and masses that are not actively participating in those actions.
But you are participating; you contribute to those actions. You feed those actions and those conflicts in your mundane existence in the very actions that you incorporate in daily activity in opposition. That energy radiates from you, from thousands, from millions, from billions. You are a part of a collective. You are a part of what may be termed to be a passive collective. But you are actively participating, and you are generating as much opposition as any soldier that is opposing another soldier with a gun.
You do not view yourselves to be generating that type of energy, for you view yourselves to be engaging your daily mundane activities, you are not generating hurtfulness to another individual, and you are expressing consideration with other individuals – NOT! And you are respectful of yourselves – NOT! And you do not oppose other individuals and you do not oppose yourselves, for you offer yourselves information and you are enlightened – NOT!
DEANE: Can I hide behind this lady here? (Laughter)
ELIAS: Now; this is not to discount any of you. It is merely to offer you information that in some manners you are deluding yourselves, for you are not paying attention and you are not observing your own actions. You are not generating the connection between how significant your actions are in each of your days and how that contributes to what you do not want and how it creates what you do not want, and that you are NOT victims, that you are not unconscious and that you DO incorporate the ability to intentionally manipulate your reality and create precisely what you want. But it begins with you, not with outside of you. This is the most significant.
One of the elements that begins with you is to recognize what you deny yourselves that generates this irritation and this fear, what you do not allow yourselves, and how you project your attention outside of yourselves, seeking control from outside and losing it within, not generating a genuine awareness of what you are actually doing.
I challenge each individual within this room this day to incorporate one day of paying attention to every action that you incorporate – EVERY action – and in paying attention to every action that you incorporate within one day, attempting to evaluate what influenced that action. What were you actually doing? Shall you close the door? Shall you open the door? What influences that action?
DEANE: Wanting to get into the other room, of course. That’s rather mundane, to go from one room to the other.
ELIAS: That is PRECISELY what I am expressing. If you open a door and you move into another room, do you close the door? What motivates you to close it?
DEANE: It’s hot outside; I want to keep it cool inside. What does that tell me?
INNA: To close out other people?
ELIAS: Not necessarily; perhaps.
INNA: It is his preference.
ELIAS: Perhaps it is a preference.
NAOMI: You’re assuming that you close the door. You don’t necessarily have to close the door.
ELIAS: Correct, but the question is do you close the door, and you expressed a response in relation to closing the door. I am not assuming; that was his approach.
In this, if you close the door, what is your motivation? It DOES offer you information. You may be closing the door for you do not wish to be engaging the noise from outside. It may be an irritant to you. Or you may be closing the door for it is more comfortable to you inside, for the temperature is different. That is a preference. In all of these actions, you can identify what is a preference, what is not a preference, what is being influenced by some element other than a preference.
Do you lock the door if you depart your dwelling? Do you think of this? No, it is an automatic action if you do or if you do not. You do not engage thought, you do not engage an emotional communication, you do not pay attention. It is an automatic response. You merely do it. But that action is being influenced by some belief. It may be being influenced by a preference – which is also a belief – but it may be influenced by a preference or it may be influenced by an underlying belief concerning protection, which also may be an underlying fear that you may not be expressing or feeling in the moment that you lock the door, but it is present.
DEANE: Which is the cause to throw the lock.
PAT B: Couldn’t that be an automatic response with no thought?
ELIAS: It IS an automatic response. It is, and that is the point. That is what I am expressing to you. That is what is significant to pay attention to. For that automatic response, if it is being influenced by an underlying expression of protection and an underlying fear of harm, you continue in daily activities – perhaps more than once within daily activities – to reinforce that belief and that fear. Subsequently you may create that fear, for you have reinforced it over and over and over. You concentrate upon it continuously, and the more you concentrate upon it the more you create it.
This is the point of what I am expressing to you in relation to paying attention to what you are actually doing and what type of energy you are expressing. This is the point of posing the question to you all of what irritates you and what you fear. For in posing that question to yourselves, you may evaluate more clearly what you are actually doing and what type of energy you are actually projecting. Not in what you think of as significant important events but in what you do in each of your days, for that is what creates those important significant events, such as important significant conflicts.
CATHY: I have a question. You’re talking about locking the door and noticing that you’re locking the door and noticing your protection beliefs. When I think about that, I automatically move into a position of thinking I shouldn’t have protection beliefs or I shouldn’t set up polarization. So I become polarized against polarization in general.
ELIAS: Correct! And the point...
CATHY: I imagine a triangle and there’s two opposed sides, polarized – I can see it clearly – and I’m just polarized in general and I shouldn’t be doing that. So then the question becomes say I lock my door and I’ve got this protection belief. As opposed to having my protection belief, what should I do?
ELIAS: What have we been discussing?
CATHY: I know, but spell it out again!
ELIAS: Not oppose!
ELIAS: No, not ‘right.’ Not oppose!
CATHY: What’s the opposite of oppose?
ELIAS: Not words! Not words! Receive this energy from me, not words. Not oppose – what do you do if you do not oppose?
ELLA: You acknowledge and accept, right?
ELIAS: Allow, acknowledge. You do not ‘do.’ It is unnecessary to do. That is your automatic response, that you automatically expect yourself to do some action. If you are not opposing, what should [you] do? Not do.
CATHY: Accept and allow.
ELIAS: Yes! Acknowledge it. Allow yourself to experience it, recognize it, identify it – do nothing.
ELLA: I have a question about the paying attention exercise. You recommended that exercise in private and public sessions. As a Sumari I like to try things. But what I did notice was that when you try to pay attention to everything that you do, you put yourself in a situation as a caterpillar that analyzes which foot to put down but forgets how to walk completely! (Group laughter) I try to do that but I get completely crowded in my head and I say, ‘The heck with it! I don’t know what I’m doing!’ Is there any alternate approach to that?
Let’s say you take a normal day. Most of us work. Maybe it’s better do it on a weekend when you’re not as required to pay attention to...
ELIAS: Not necessarily.
ELLA: If I had to concentrate on my work – I do take a lot of actions at work, interacting with other people or concentrating on what I’m doing – but then I have to concentrate on that also. Then if I self-analyze myself, I completely disintegrate! I just feel very, very crowded in my head.
ELIAS: This is not a matter of self-analyzation.
ELLA: But it is! It becomes.
ELIAS: No, that is what you may generate with it, but that is not the point and that is not what I am expressing.
ELLA: But I’m asking myself questions all the time: ‘Why am I generating that?’
CATHY: Aren’t we all on that page?
ELLA: You have that same problem? See, we’re in agreement! (Laughter)
ELIAS: Let me express to you a clarification. Very well, let me clarify. It is not necessary that you analyze or that you evaluate in the moment in that day. The exercise is not to be analyzing but noticing.
ELLA: To me it’s the same.
ELIAS: It is not the same.
ELLA: I’m trying to notice, while noticing and practicing the information, while automatically doing...
ELIAS: And that is complicating.
ELLA: It is. In a way, it almost feels like maybe I shouldn’t self-analyze but it results in that. What do you suggest? Maybe I should go through my day and then before I go to sleep analyze that day in retrospect?
ELIAS: Not necessarily. Perhaps in your subsequent day you may generate a recall and allow yourself to evaluate. What did you experience? How did you experience? What was your motivation?
ELLA: How do you distinguish between noticing and analyzing? Where is your distinction? Because to me they’re almost synonymous.
ELIAS: They are not synonymous.
ELLA: Could you extrapolate on that?
ELIAS: Noticing is merely noticing. Noticing is paying attention – ‘I closed the door.’ No other thought.
ELLA: If I closed the door because...
ELIAS: Not because! (Group laughter) Not because!
ELLA: I got to the point that I said the heck with it! I closed the door because I have a belief, I acknowledged the belief, I can do whatever.
ELIAS: Not because!
ELLA: Not because?
ELIAS: No: ‘I closed the door.’
CATHY: So the analyzing is the doing that you’re telling me not to do.
ELLA: Then what is the point of noticing that I closed the door without thinking why?
ELIAS: You do actions continuously. You do actions continuously that you do not analyze, that you do not incorporate ANY thought in relation to what you do.
ELLA: That is correct.
ELIAS: This is not to say that you are not continuously feeding yourself information. You are continuously inputting information. You are not THINKING of that information, but you are assimilating it. In that assimilation of what you do, in noticing what you do, you are generating directions.
ELLA: Let me ask you a question. I just go through my day and I interact with people and I’m noticing, as you suggest. I’m noticing that I generated a judgment. So I’m telling myself I generated a judgment and I should go home. I basically offer myself information of every action that I take during the day.
ELLA: Okay, I’ll do that. (Group laughter) What would that result in at the end of the day? It would seem in my subconscious I would process all of this information...
ELIAS: You are continuously processing...
ELLA: I understand that, but even by noticing the result without self-analyzing or without putting a judgment on myself, it helps me somewhere in the purple center. (11)
ELIAS: Yes, it is beneficial, for what you do for the most part is not notice most of what you do. The mere action of noticing what you are doing is enough. That shall spark subsequent evaluation. It shall offer you information concerning what you do, what motivates you, and it allows you to become more familiar with you.
All of you may generate a thought that you know yourselves very well. I may pose many questions to each of you, and I may express to you that for the most part the likelihood that with any of my questions you would answer, ‘I don’t know,’ for you do not pay attention.
But if you pay attention to what you are doing even in one day – without analyzing, merely noticing – you do offer yourself considerable information. For even without analyzation, you surprise yourself and you express in that noticing, ‘Ah, I have not recognized that I do that previous to this moment.’
ELLA: I think it’s helpful to me to make a friend of an enemy. Again, I talked to my friend about what I started noticing, and she affirmed that I am reflecting to myself what I am doing, projecting insecurity and receiving insecurity in a way of fear and negativity back. And I reversed it...
ELLA: ...at this point in time. I don’t know in the future what will happen, but that definitely helped. I might not always realize how well I’m doing that or am I doing it, but that was a conscious effort that I take.
ANON: Is that influenced largely by our orientations, too, like the way people are able to notice and the difficulty that these guys are talking about? Couldn’t that also be because different orientations might make it a little more difficult?
CHRISTINE: Or you would do it in different ways?
ELIAS: Yes, there would be a difference. It may not necessarily be more difficult or more easy for different orientations, but it would be expressed differently.
There is more of a tendency with common individuals to be projecting outwardly and focusing upon what they are doing, in actuality, in a more challenging manner. The challenge for common individuals is that they don’t recognize generally how they actually ARE paying attention to themselves as they are paying attention outside of themselves. Common individuals incorporate a tendency to move in the either/or – either I am paying attention outside of myself or I am paying attention inside of myself, but not both.
Intermediate individuals are continuously questioning whether they are paying attention to themselves or not, or they are expressing that they are paying attention to themselves but they do not quite understand what they are paying attention to and attempting to evaluate – what is it that I am paying attention to, or what is it I am supposed to be paying attention to? For they are quite adept at paying attention to themselves, they merely do not understand which element of themselves to pay attention to. (Group laughter)
Soft individuals confuse themselves tremendously, for they are paying attention to themselves and paying attention to outside of themselves and attempting to juggle both – which is more important or which is more significant, the outside or the inside? They are continuously occurring and you are continuously paying attention to both, but one must be more significant than the other and the evaluation of that may be quite confusing, especially if the inside is not matching the outside. Therefore, there is a continuous attempt to match the outside with the inside, which also may be quite confusing. For the outside is abstract and it DOES match the inside, but the soft individuals are not always recognizing of that for the outside is so very abstract.
Therefore, it is not necessarily a matter that any one orientation encounters more difficulty than another in this evaluation or in noticing. It is merely that you notice in different manners and you process in different manners, and therefore you have different challenges of what to pay attention to.
ELLA: I want to ask a question, unless somebody else has a question. But when you have a chance, I have a question that I need to ask you in relation to since we’re creating our reality but there are other people in it, how do we do that.
JOANNE P: This actually segues beautifully; I have to be soft. (Elias laughs loudly) My greatest fear is that I’m not capable or won’t understand the information that I’m creating and that ultimately I will betray myself in that loop. I understand that while it matters not on a consciousness level, it matters to me here. Sometimes there appears to be an apparent difference between what I think I prefer and want and what I’m actually creating in essence preferences.
ELIAS: Not in essence preferences, in your preferences.
JOANNE P: In my real preferences, which is what I’m creating.
ELIAS: Yes, and that may be confusing to many individuals. The distinction and the noticing that what you think you want and what you think is your preference may appear differently than what you actually create.
Now; that does not necessarily denote that what you think you prefer is inaccurate. That may be a correct assessment or translation. But you may also incorporate expressed beliefs and be choosing certain influences of those expressed beliefs that deny your creation of what you prefer. This occurs many times in association with obligation. An individual may express a genuine preference in certain actions but deny themselves the freedom to express that or accomplish that for their belief concerning obligation overrides their preference, for it is stronger.
Another element concerning preferences, as we were discussing in the previous section of this session, is that there are strongly expressed beliefs concerning what is acceptable behavior. Therefore, in association with religious beliefs – which contrary to what any of you may think, you ALL incorporate religious beliefs; this is not to say that you attend religious rituals or that you associate yourselves with religious establishments, but you do incorporate religious beliefs – in association with religious beliefs, preferences are to be denied, which is what influences the strength within many individuals of why they view preferences to be selfish and bad and inconsiderate. For the noble action is not to be considering you but to continuously be considering every other individual upon the planet and therefore assuming responsibility for every other individual upon the planet, and expressing none of yourself.
The responsibility to self is what generates your freedom. For if you are entirely responsible for you, you cannot be a victim in any manner, for no other individual can create your reality. Therein lies your control that you seek, which once you discover it you recognize that it is not control at all. It is freedom and it is allowance.
In this, if you are generating choices that appear to you to be contrary to your preferences, it is worthy of your attention to evaluate what you are actually doing, which we have been discussing this day, and to examine what beliefs are being expressed and which influences you are aligning with. For in that evaluation, you recognize automatically that there are other choices and that this is not the only influence of this belief. You motivate yourself to seek out what are the other influences of this particular belief. Even the evaluation of different influences of beliefs interrupts the strength of the influence that you are expressing. It distracts you, it allows for other possibilities, which allows you to explore in different directions.
One of your largest keys, or what you would term to be tools, for generating different choices is to interrupt the familiar choices, to interrupt the circles that you create, that which you continue to repeat. Distraction is a tremendous method for interruption, allowing yourself to express ANY different action other than the one that is familiar – but not in opposition to the one that is familiar – acknowledging the one that is familiar, recognizing that, not FIGHTING with it, not opposing it, but merely in simplicity heaving an enormous sigh and expressing to yourself, ‘Ah, yes! This belongs to me. This is what I do. This is what I express. This is what I am experiencing, and there is no necessity to change it but merely to notice it.’ That in itself is an interruption of what is familiar to you, for the familiar is to automatically oppose.
If you are not opposing, you automatically relax your energy. You change your energy immediately – perhaps not entirely – but to a significant degree, enough of a degree to allow you to inspire yourself and view other choices and other influences, and even offer yourself information concerning what is motivating the difference between what you do and what you think you prefer and whether what you think you prefer is actually what you prefer.
That processing is allowed if you are not opposing, for the opposing is so very distracting that it becomes a focal point and that is ALL you pay attention to. It becomes consuming, and that does not allow you to offer yourself information. The opposing is quite similar to the hamster wheel of ‘why?’
JOANNE P: It’s interesting that you’re saying that, because my irritation is that I offer myself so much information that I can’t discern which to choose from and I go into overwhelm. I try not to make it a thought process, but it seems to feed the fear of not being capable of understanding the information. My irritation feeds my fear, and back and forth.
ELIAS: And I may express to you that also is quite commonly expressed. Many individuals couple the two and they feed each other, which is also the reason that I chose those two expressions.
JOANNE P: So just notice the doubt – I guess it’s doubt that’s coming up – and just allow that to be there...
JOANNE P: ...and you will not betray you.
ELIAS: Yes, for that allows you to experience that and not oppose it, and eventually you allow yourself to not be distracted by it. It becomes consuming and immobilizing, for you are concentrating upon the opposition of it.
JOANNE P: And that complicates it?
JOANNE P: So in the allowance, the information will become more easily discernible of what my preferences are?
ELIAS: Yes, for you are not distracting yourself in that manner of continuing the hamster wheel and concentrating upon the opposition.
ANON: Would it be considered opposing to say something to the person, if there’s another person involved that you might be feeling this opposition with? If you said something in a non-confrontational way, would that be feeding the opposition?
ELIAS: It is dependent upon your motivation. I am not expressing that confrontation is necessarily opposing; it may be sharing information. It is dependent upon your motivation. If you are sharing information, you are not necessarily opposing. If you are defending, you are. If you are justifying, you are. If you are attempting to instruct, you are.
ANON: What if you’re just saying how you feel about it?
ELIAS: And that is merely expressing and sharing information with another individual. If you incorporate no expectation in that sharing, you are not opposing. If you incorporate an expectation of the other individual, you are either defending or justifying or instructing, and in those actions, yes, you are opposing.
DON: By instructing, would you also include attempting to manipulate?
ELIAS: Yes. If you expect a particular outcome or response from the other individual, yes, you are generating an opposing energy. If you are merely sharing information, that is not opposing.
ELLA: This is the part that is not clear to me, and I cannot find an answer from the sessions so far. I’m creating my own reality, and this is where it gets hazy. Every individual that comes into my reality, this is the energy that other essences lend into my game? I’ve created this game and they lend the energy?
ELLA: Then I guess what I’m asking is if for a second you just forget about the big picture in our everyday life, it seems to be that the choices that we make affect other people’s lives or the choices that they make affect your life. Now, the choice that my husband makes affects my life. But I created him?
ELLA: You are saying my responsibility is solely to myself, right?
ELLA: How real is he in my reality? (Group laughter)
ELIAS: He is quite real and all of your reality is quite real, but you are creating it.
ELLA: What is he creating in my reality? What is his part in my reality?
ELIAS: He projects energy to you that you receive, and you configure that energy in any particular moment in association with your direction and what you are expressing within yourself.
ELLA: And I’m doing the same for him...
ELLA: ...because we’re both playing games, right?
ELIAS: Yes, and your realities may in any time framework be quite different.
ELLA: And the way we perceive each other – that probably is very normal to all of you but I’m still trying to catch up – the way we perceive each other, I guess he sees me differently than I think he sees me...
ELLA: ...because it’s all just a virtual game to a degree in generating a part of (inaudible). But somewhere we’re still in agreement? What I’m saying is he has his own reality where I lend the energy and he has a partner who he plays with. I have my own reality where he lends the energy. But in my reality, I’m not playing the game with him, he just lends the energy, period, and then I form it. It’s not like we are co-creating?
ELIAS: No! You are not co-creating!
ELLA: Somewhere I read that you are co-creating.
ELIAS: No! You are not co-creating.
ELLA: So basically this is my game?
DANIIL: How do I reconfigure the energy sent to me in the most adequate manner?
ELIAS: What would your motivation be? You would automatically reconfigure energy that would be the most beneficial to you in conjunction with whatever you are expressing in the moment.
I am aware of what you are expressing, but I may also express to you, you are continuously doing this action. For whether it is comfortable or not comfortable, you are presenting a reflection to yourself precisely of what you choose to inform yourself concerning – but I am understanding what your question is.
If you are receiving an energy that you perceive to be opposing or that you do not like, how do you reconfigure that energy and change it into a different expression? Quite easily. [It] is dependent upon you and whether you are trusting yourself and whether you are accepting yourself.
You may present an opposing energy to yourself merely as an action to allow you to evidence to yourself that you can reconfigure that immediately, that it is not affecting of you in an opposing manner, and you shall know in that experience. For regardless of the strength of the opposition that you present to yourself, you shall incorporate no motivation to match that energy or to oppose it in return and it shall not affect you in what you assess as a negative manner.
DANIIL: So as an automatic response of being shocked or opposing or defending or whatever, if I can suspend or distract myself for a moment and just look at it at face value, so to speak, then immediately it ceases to be an opposition.
ELIAS: Yes, you can incorporate that temporarily as a method, which will encourage you in practicing with this type of action and which also shall reinforce your recognition of your ability to accomplish a reconfiguration of energy. But ultimately what may be the most desired action is to genuinely be expressing that confidence and recognition of your own strength and power and no doubt within yourselves, and in that, your own acceptance of your choices. Therefore, opposition would not be threatening.
DANIIL: So I would never then even perceive initially that something was an opposition?
ELIAS: Correct, for you would view it or perceive in a different manner. You may recognize that there perhaps was an intention from the other individual to be opposing, but you have not received it in that manner, you are not affected in an opposing manner and there is no threat.
ELLA: Is it possible sometimes that when life offers you challenges, sometimes my automatic response is why do I generate it? Sometimes we probably offer challenges to us merely for experiences, as unpleasant as they are. It doesn’t necessarily mean possibly that you are being co-pilot. You might deliberately bring the challenge to your life because it enriches you as a whole.
ELLA: So as I said, as unpleasant as it may be, as they say, ‘Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’
ELIAS: Or so they say! (Group laughter)
Very well, my friends! I shall be disengaging this conversation this day. But I encourage each of you to be pondering and assimilating what we have been discussing, as I know you will. (Group laughter) I also express to each of you genuine and tremendous encouragement in what you are generating. This discussion, as I have stated, has not been engaged or set forth as any type of a discounting of any of you but merely offering to spark your own explorations.
You all are shifting. You all are offering yourselves tremendous information and you all are accomplishing, and in my encouragement to each of you, you all shall accomplish also.
To each of you in tremendous affection and great appreciation, until our next meeting, au revoir.
GROUP: Thank you.” [session 1742, April 02, 2005]
ELIAS: “Good day and welcome, all of my dear friends. This day I shall pose two questions to each of you. One is what is your greatest concern or fear; the other is what is your greatest comfort. Consider these questions for a moment, and we will begin. (15-second pause) We will begin.
BILL: This is Bill. I think my greatest concern has to do with disengaging and leaving my family unfinancially secure. I can’t really think of anything else that concerns me more than that. My greatest comfort, I don’t know. I’m pretty comfortable most of the time, except for that concern. Comfort seems to be related to the greatest concern. I’m most comfortable when I’m not thinking about the concern. That’s it for me.
ELIAS: Very well. And you?
FRAN: My greatest concern would be that you were going to ask me that question! (Laughter) This is Fran. I think probably my greatest concern would be security, in that whether or not I can support myself. My greatest comfort is probably food.
ELIAS: Very well.
AMY: I think my greatest concern is that I’ll get to the end of my life and I won’t have allowed myself to flow (inaudible), holding myself back. I think my greatest comfort is that I am a part of All That Is (inaudible).
JUDY: Hello, Elias. I’m Judy. What popped into my head when you asked that has to do with relationships with people and others here on earth. My greatest concern is that they allow me to be who I am, and my greatest comfort is their support.
ELIAS: And you?
JON: I’m Jon. My greatest concern is my to continue my living situation the way it is, and my greatest comfort is that things have been working out really well for me in the last few years, so it tempers my concern.
KATHY: Hi, I’m Kathy. Like Amy, my greatest concern is that I hold myself back, and my greatest comfort is that (inaudible).
ELIAS: Very well.
NANCY: My greatest concern is the well-being of my children, and the greatest comfort that I have is nature.
JENE: My greatest fear at this moment would be the manifestation of my retirement continuing in a comfortable manner, and my greatest comfort in this moment is chocolate ice cream.
LYNDA: That’s a really good question. At times my greatest concern or threat is that I will have to give up my cats for some bizarre reason. Because I’m going in the direction of exploring, and what if I have to move or I create a situation where I need to be someplace else? I spin out with the cats. One of my greatest passions is staying home with the cats, and letting myself to stay home with the cats. That’s it!
HERNAN: My greatest concern is what I am going to do the day I die. I don’t want to be a burden at home. My greatest comfort is the way I’m working now, the way I earn money. It’s so easy. That’s it.
ELIAS: And you?
JIM: Good question. My greatest concern is (inaudible). My greatest comfort is spending time with her.
ELIAS: And you?
LINDA: My greatest fear right now is the aging of my mother, and my comfort (inaudible).
ELIAS: And you?
RODNEY: My greatest fear, the prevailing concern, has to do with the end of life, my relationship to it, and I feel I should be creating something that I’m not creating. I guess my biggest fear is that at the end of my life, I’m gonna say that I blew the whole thing; I wasted it. That underlies a lot of my thinking, working with that. My greatest comfort, I think, is the acceptance I feel from other people, friendship I receive from other people. It’s always a surprise to me, because I don’t feel as good about myself as they seem to show. It’s like wow, what do they think? It’s a comfort.
ELIAS: And you?
GAIL: I think my fear – I don’t know if it’s my greatest fear – is about being (inaudible) my awareness of my (inaudible). My greatest comfort is to be alone in nature and to feel harmonious with nature. (Inaudible)
ELIAS: Very well. And you?
SANDRA: My name is Sandra. (Inaudible)
ELIAS: And you?
VERONICA: Hi, Elias, this is Veronica. My greatest fear is that I will not allow myself to manifest all the creations (inaudible), that I will not allow the creative juices and energy to flow through me, that I will not be the wonderful person that I want to be and manifest things of beauty and utility. My greatest comforts are my emotions and exploring my sexuality.
ELIAS: And you?
ELLA: This is Ella. I think my greatest concern is nonacceptance of myself from others (inaudible).
BEN: This is Ben. I am concerned that I could be creating better, and I am comforted by a company of friends.
CURTIS: Hello, I’m Curt. My greatest concern is to continue to create my health, and my greatest comfort is self-acceptance.
ELIAS: And you?
JOHN: When I think in terms of my greatest fear, (inaudible).
ELIAS: It can be either.
JOHN: Then I guess my greatest fear would be disengaging and finding myself (inaudible). My greatest comfort would be (inaudible).
ELIAS: And you?
NATASHA: My greatest concern, I have so many of them I don’t know which one to pick! (Laughter) (Inaudible) My comfort would be (inaudible).
ELIAS: And you?
INNA: This is Inna. My biggest concern is not to be loved, not being accepted, feeling alone. My comfort is when I do feel loved.
DANIEL: This is Daniel. My biggest concern would be missed opportunities that my life presents, and my comfort is whatever happens, I would (inaudible).
ELIAS: Now; do any of you notice or recognize the theme of all of the concerns or fears, and the theme of all of the comforts?
ELIAS: Not quite. For talk of it would not fit into that scenario. (Laughter)
RODNEY: I sense that the theme that I heard going around was a lack of trust in what we’re creating in the future, a lack of trust of what we’re up to, and that we fear that we can’t do it. Although a lot of them were different, that was an element that was present in all of them.
HERNAN: The concerns were related to the future, and the comforts are related to something that is here now, in the present.
ELIAS: Your comfort is now. Your comfort is in what you are doing, what you allow yourself to do. Your concerns or your fears are involving future anticipated actions, whether it be that you fear what may be, or you fear what you may do, or what you may not accomplish, or where you will be. They are all concerns that are not associated with now, and they are speculations. They are not real, and they interrupt your now. Your concerns, at times, rob you of your comfort, for you replace your comfort with the concern, and the concern occupies your time and distracts you from accomplishing precisely what the concern is.
I have been expressing for many years, the most important action that you all can engage is to be present. It is the most challenging action, for it is unfamiliar and difficult for most individuals to constantly be present. But in the present, your concerns disappear, for there is no concern in the present. You are not dead, you are not dying, you are accomplishing, you are not destitute, and even if you were destitute, you may actually find comfort in that in your present.
Being present is not a matter of merely being in the now. You can be aware of the now and not be present. You can be aware of what is occurring now, what is surrounding you now, and what environment you are in now. You can even be aware of what you are doing now and not be present. You are not present with yourself, acknowledging your existence. But you ARE present when you are in your comfort.
I expressed previously, one of the greatest moments that individuals generally are present with themselves is if they are experiencing pain. For if they are experiencing pain, they focus quite strongly upon the discomfort, and they will be quite present with themselves. They are quite aware of their existence, for it hurts. But when you are expressing genuine comfort, you are also present. It is a matter of allowing yourselves to recognize your comfort and hold to that present, not allowing future anticipations to interrupt it, to allow yourself to appreciate each moment regardless of what you are doing. Whether you are brushing your teeth, whether you are driving in your vehicle, whether you are sitting in a chair – it matters not. It is a matter of moving your perception to what actually is.
Your perception is very influenced by associations that you generate. Many of those associations are not connected to now. They may be past associations, they may be future associations, but many of them are not connected to now. You do not always think of associations. Therefore, they are not as prominent. Although they are expressed prominently, they may not be recognized as prominently. But they are very influencing of your perception, and that is what creates your reality.
In this, if you allow yourself to be present with yourself, you can begin to notice in any situation what your associations are, for they also prompt your responses, your actions, and how you interact or do not interact. Many times individuals will express in certain manners that they incorporate strong associations with, but they may not be aware of why. Those associations that they generate may not actually be valid, but they are automatic. They may incorporate no actual connection to you, yourself, and what you are doing or not doing, but they influence you in how you view other individuals.” [session 2377, October 20, 2007]
(1) Paul’s note: Elias uses the metaphor of a cat playing with a dead mouse to represent our endless fascination with creating and experiencing conflict, fear, and trauma.
(2) Vic’s note: regarding the following sentence: “Let me explain to you that within this physical dimension, this physical manifestation, truths exist, but they are far removed from what you believe within your belief systems to be true.” This was stated by Elias as, “... within your belief systems that are true.” I have changed the words “that are” to “to be” in the transcript.
Recently, Elias seems to be confusing the tense of words more than usual. This is probably indicative of yet another change in the phenomenon. Since I could be misinterpreting the incorrect usage of any words Elias uses, I always note any changes I make. Vic
(3) Paul’s note: Elias has offered an exercise in which to explore the way we interact with our own and other peoples’ energy.
(4) Vic’s note: as you can see, this is an incomplete sentence. There are others, some of which I have altered. All alterations are indicated in all transcripts, except the occasional removal of the words “and” and “for,” and the infrequent removal of the words “but" and “that.”
Recently (September 24, 1999), I talked to Elias about the energy exchange and what is occurring presently, which offered me a partial explanation of why the speech patterns are slightly different. Basically, there is a much greater incorporation of the volume of energy, which is affecting of many elements of the exchange, including Elias’ speech.
(5) Vic’s note: I have changed the word “objectively” to the word “objective” in the following sentence: “Therefore, you offer yourself objectively bleed-through, to an extent, of other aspects of yourself.”
(6) Bobbi’s note: I have changed this phrase from, “Now; I am understanding that within physical focus it may be quite easily expressed ideas that are contrary to mass belief systems...”
(7) Bobbi’s note: this sentence was changed for clarity from ‘If you are projecting an energy of awareness of yourself, and not discounting of yourself, and trust of yourself, you shall manifest that reflection.’
(8) Paul’s note: Elias presented a stick and ball analogy in session 331, October 16, 1998 to help describe the relationship between belief systems – the stick – and our perception – the ball. The point is that the stick is neutral, but the action of our perception in relation to our beliefs is a whole other story.
Transcripts: find out more about the stick and ball analogy.
(10) Bobbi’s note: originally expressed as: “...and not to prevent yourself from expressing your preference but not to match energy with other individuals in opposition that you express their unfairness, which generates an energy of matching energy with the other individuals, which is another form of opposition.”
(11) Paul’s note: Ella refers to her purple energy center, located in the top of the head, according to Elias.
Digests: find out more about the energy centers.
Digests – see also: | accepting self | aspects of essence; an overview | attention (doing and choosing) | avenues of communication | becoming | being in the now | belief systems; an overview | bleed-through | camouflage | choices/agreements | desires/wants | dimension | disengage (“death”) | duplicity | energy fields | essence; an overview | essence tones | essence families; an overview (Sumari) | expression of essence | focus of essence; an overview | forum | fun & pleasure! | hamster wheel | imagery | intents | inner senses: conceptualization | information | manifestation | mass events | noticing self | objective/subjective awareness | officially accepted reality | perception | probabilities | relationships | religion (spirituality) | religious era | remembrance of essence | separation | sexuality; gender, orientation, preference | shift in consciousness | Source Events | time frameworks | trusting self | truth | value fulfillment | victims/perpetrators | waking state/dream state | waves in consciousness | widening awareness | you create your reality |
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