ELIAS: “Good afternoon. (Smiling)
~~ Feelings in Differentiation to Emotion ~~
This shall be our discussion this day. This is important, that you allow yourself the ability to interpret feelings as opposed to emotion, for feeling is that which will be directing you in what you view to be ‘properly.’ Many individuals confuse emotions with feeling tone. (1) The words ‘feeling tone’ are used throughout many of your different belief systems. There is in actuality a feeling tone within you which allows you to identify energy. This also is part of your language to yourself. This feeling tone that is within you, within this particular dimension, is basically the same for all of your species. Now; it may be interpreted differently by different individuals as they filter through their belief systems, and also interpret either from a thought-focused element or an emotionally-focused element. Emotionally-focused individuals automatically translate this tone into emotion. Therefore, it may be easily confused and distorted. There are many reasons why the identification of this feeling tone is important. This, if identified properly, may offer you information which you do not necessarily hold objectively. It may also confirm to you those elements within your reality that are belief systems and those elements which are not belief systems.
Recently, we have spoken of a very complicated concept of fragmentation which I shall not go into this day, but in relation to this, many, many individuals presently are influenced by information which is presented to them within this now dealing with entities within other dimensions. As you are moving into the actualization of your shift in consciousness, you may encounter many different ideas and concepts which are made into new belief systems. These are offered as belief systems, as individuals do not hold explanations for the feeling tone that they hold and the information that may bleed through as a result of the recognition of this tone. You, in your offering information to other individuals and being helpful within the movement of this shift, must also be recognizing and aware of these other elements. We have spoken previously of individuals holding strong religious affiliations or very strong scientific belief systems. Now we shall move into areas where individuals hold belief systems which concern other dimensions, for you shall encounter many of these also.
First of all, I express to you that these other dimensions are reality. As they bleed through into this dimension within the movement of your shift, the individuals within focuses of this dimension do not hold information and understanding of the subjective bleed-throughs that they encounter. Therefore, they create belief systems based upon the information that they acquire as bleed-through information. Some of the information that they hold is accurate, although they attempt to be fitting this information into the confines of the belief systems within this dimension. This does not quite always work. Therefore, they invent terminology and concepts that seem to be viable. Those of you that are aware of this shift in consciousness and are moving in the direction of its furthering motion need be aware that there are vast numbers of individuals that hold focuses of essence within other dimensional focuses that are presently, and have been for a time, bleeding through into their objective awareness. This is not to be discounted. Within the action of your shift, you shall become objectively aware of other dimensional activity.
This shift is limited to this dimension and this planet. Within your species you shall be objectively less separated within physical focus to essence, which shall allow you a recognition of other focuses of essence which are not all contained within this one dimension. Just as it is important for you to allow yourself the ability to relate to individuals within religious belief systems and scientific belief systems, it is also important for you to allow yourself the ability to relate to individuals that hold belief systems concerning other dimensions. This would be including extraterrestrials; that which you term to be aliens. (Smiling)
Not all individuals within this particular dimension physically-focused hold vast numbers of physical focuses within other dimensions. Many individuals do not allow themselves an objective awareness of any connections to other dimensions, but there are also very many individuals upon your planet that do objectively experience a connection with other dimensional focuses. Even those individuals that do not experience bleed-throughs of other dimensional focuses are affected within this now by some of their other dimensional focuses, as you approach the thinning of the veil between dimensions within the action of your shift. In this, I wish to offer you information to lessen confusion.
A feeling tone, within itself, is different from an emotion that you call a feeling. Think to yourselves, for you all have held an experience similar, of walking into an unfamiliar setting within your space arrangement. You sense something within the space. You immediately translate this sense into what you identify as an emotion. You express that this space feels happy or oppressive or silly or sad. These are emotions. The recognition, within a sense, that you held immediately was the feeling tone. You are very adept at translation, and it is immediate. Therefore, you may confuse yourselves in interpreting the emotion to be the same as the feeling.
Feelings are not always emotion. I use this term of feeling instead of sensing because it is a thing that you feel within your body consciousness. It is different from a mere sensing, as you would sense danger. Within a feeling, your subjective awareness and your body consciousness are working in harmony to offer you information. You only do not recognize what you are being offered in this information. This extends farther than only in identification of what you may think of as elements that you sense, for this feeling tone may be very instrumental and useful to you within your everyday interactions. If you are allowing yourself to be tuned to self, you may recognize within encounters of other individuals your own response in feeling tone, which is very subtle but is also in many instances very different from the reactions or responses that may be invoked through your belief systems.
Your thought processes and your emotions are filtered through your belief systems. Therefore, they may be clouded; but in like manner to impulses, feeling tones offer you more accurate directions. You may also understand that these feeling tones are not an impulse of yours. They are a feeling that you tune into, in receptiveness to another individual or place or thing. It is a resonance within you.
Now; as I use this word of resonance, individuals interpret this as being an action that you shall objectively identify immediately, with no question. An element shall be resonating within you. This means, obviously, there shall be some major vibration occurring within you which shall obviously be signaling you. This is not always the case. We have spoken of that inner voice and how quiet it may be, and how very loud your belief systems may be in overriding that very small voice. In this, many times this feeling tone may be quite subtle also. Each of you may practice in allowing yourselves to be recognizing of these tones with individuals around you. You may also practice with places around you. Objects may invoke feeling tones within you also.
I wish you to understand that although individuals within this dimension hold belief systems as to extraterrestrial activity, they also hold an inner knowing. I am well aware that there are divisions within you, of those that believe intensely that other beings, so to speak, exist within other planetary systems, and there are those among you who do not. I express to you that this is reality also. There are many elements which you shall be confronted with within the movement of this shift that challenge your belief systems, or appear outside of your accepted reality within your belief systems. (Pause)
I shall move to opening to questioning, if you are so disposed this day, for I perceive of anxious energy within these individuals present. (Staring at Tom)
RETA: Elias, may I ask you to expound on resonance?
ELIAS: As I have stated, this is not always an action or a feeling that shall appear extremely obvious to you, although as this occurs, this resonance, you shall recognize truthfulness in that which you are encountering. You shall hold a knowing within you. You may not always hold the ability to identify what you are recognizing, but you shall hold a knowing within you of its reality. Therefore, as you are confronted with other situations ... with other teachers, with individuals, with belief systems ... you may discern for yourself that which is true, in that it will resonate a tone within you; this being why there are individuals among you that hold such definite, absolute, unswerving beliefs in other dimensional focuses and activity. I classify this as beliefs for they recognize the tone, and subsequently they develop belief systems to interpret what they have identified within tone, knowing that it does not match with this individual physical reality.
Be remembering that many individuals do not hold information and have not yet offered themselves the opportunity to be acquiring information to give them an explanation of those tones which they have connected with. This is not to say that your only identification within feeling tone is concerned with other dimensional focuses. Within this dimension, you hold feeling tones within all different areas. It is an identification within you, in your terms, of the ‘rightness’ of an element, although there is no rightness involved. It is the same as striking your note of E within one octave and striking your note of E within another octave simultaneously. This is the same as the resonance within you. Your subjective awareness and your body consciousness together resonate simultaneously, in recognition of the ‘trueness’ of certain situations.
RETA: Is the energy system that we’re using to receive this tone or this feeling or this impulse electromagnetic? What kind of energy system are we using?
ELIAS: Yes, this would be electromagnetic in nature.
RETA: Is the impulse related to the feeling? Is that your description of getting the feeling?
ELIAS: No. Just as within your present objective language, you may discuss many different subject matters, correct? Quite. In like manner, impulses are one type of communication of essence to you within the objective focus. Feeling tone is another subject, so to speak. This is an identification of elements, a recognition of different elements. Impulses are instructional; these are directional. Impulses are directing you to be moving in certain areas to be accomplishing certain activity. This is your language to yourself from essence, which is ongoing throughout your focus. This occurs continuously. A feeling tone is a method of identification. This, although frequent, is not as constant as [an] impulse.
RETA: ... I have another question. I’m going back to the feelings. That was very interesting, but I have a few things that I need to know. You were saying that the tone, the understanding tone or the tone of the feeling, might be the same in all dimensions?
ELIAS: No. The tone is the same within this dimension. Its interpretation may be different with different individuals, but the tone itself is the same.
RETA: Okay. And then within other dimensions, they might have the same feeling at simultaneous times?
ELIAS: No. Within other dimensions, there may also be a recognition of exchange if this has occurred, as within what we have discussed previously of Dimin [Carole]. If an essence is choosing to exchange focuses within different dimensions, both focuses shall hold a recognition of a difference within their focus, but they shall not necessarily understand what this difference is. Therefore, belief systems are developed around the occurrence to be offering an explanation to the individual.
RETA: Are we considering this tone to be color?
ELIAS: No. This is a feeling tone. Just as within the tone of your essence name, you translate this into a word, but it is not a word. It is a tone; which I have expressed, it is not a color and it is not a sound either. It is a vibrational quality.
RETA: Right. I just want to keep all of them separated. Would this vibrational quality then give other focuses (inaudible)? Or is it gonna be more vibrant or resonant in you because it belongs to you?
ELIAS: You will hold a recognition of other focuses, and to an extent some of your counterparts, within this recognition of tone. But what I have been expressing to you this day is in relation to belief systems and a recognition of the differentiation of belief systems, and a knowing of occurrences and events within essence. Within this particular dimension you manifest emotion, which you confuse with feeling. Feeling may suggest to you identifications of other qualities of essence which are bleeding through into your objective awareness. Emotions are responses within this dimension that you have developed as a quality of experience.
RETA: If we were to say feelings, then it might come through as qualities of essence that maybe we should translate and we don’t have the language, and so these feelings, these vibrations, kind of get a language to us. Would we have a better knowing in the dream state than in waking state of that feeling?
ELIAS: At times, although within your dream imagery you choose symbolism that may be confusing to you. Therefore, I am suggesting to you that you be recognizing of this feeling quality within you within your objective waking state and allow yourself the ability to identify this feeling, which you may also interpret as intuition within your objective state, therefore allowing yourself a fuller ability to be understanding and communicating with other individuals within the action of this shift.
GAIL: I have a question about the feelings. I sense and pick up feelings from other people, and I’m wondering how that fits into the feeling translated into emotion.
ELIAS: This is moving into a different area than that of which we are speaking. This is directly influenced by emotion. Within an empathic ability, you may connect with another individual and you may empathically receive emotion or physical feelings from another individual. You are sharing their experience. This is a different action from the feeling tone of identification. A feeling tone, I see, is very difficult for many of you to be understanding! This feeling is basically essence language to you in communication for the purpose of identification of energy. Things, places and people are comprised of energy. This feeling tone allows you an identification of these elements within energy.
GAIL: Well, if I’m looking at a magazine and I see plates, and a certain set of plates just is really familiar but I can’t place it, am I picking up a recognition of a tone?
ELIAS: In actuality, yes. This would serve as an example, for it is your interpretation. As I have expressed, you each interpret differently, but initially what is occurring is a resonance of identification. This may be in identification of another focus, another reality, another dimension, a counterpart, an alternate self, or myriads of other situations. It initially objectively manifests as an identification, a tone, a resonance, which you then translate into a drawing to, a response of emotion, a thought process, a pushing away, or a disdain. It is not always in the direction of drawing to yourself. You may hold a recognition within a feeling tone which you may identify as distasteful to you. This also is a feeling tone.
GAIL: How do we translate it into emotion? Is it automatic?
ELIAS: Yes. Individuals emotionally-focused shall automatically, instantaneously translate into emotion. Thought-focused individuals may vary. At times, they may automatically translate into an emotion. At other times, they may automatically translate into a thought process.
GAIL: When Matthew [Drew] and I were having a discussion about sales or salesmen and I responded to the word sales, is that what I did is recognize the tone, the feeling, and automatically, emotionally respond to it?
ELIAS: Yes. It is a translation.
GAIL: This is what we’re going to be doing with other-dimensional focuses?
ELIAS: Yes, although within this present now you hold the feeling tone, but you do not hold the identification. You do not understand, for you do not objectively view the vastness of your consciousness. Within the accomplishment of your shift, you shall be objectively aware of your other focuses.
Now; as I have expressed previously, although you may be not remembering, this is not to say that within the accomplishment of your shift that you shall be walking about your planet completely confused, not knowing your own identification for you are confusing yourself with all of your other focuses bleeding in and out! It is merely to express to you that the availability to access your other focuses is present ... with ease, at will, intentionally, not what you view to be as accidentally. Although there are no accidents!” [session 183, June 15, 1997]
PAT: “Are our truths equal to our judgments? Because if we don’t make a judgment on something, how do we decide what a truth is? Are you saying that our truth is also our judgments?
ELIAS: Not necessarily.
PAT: Can you explain that? Because my truth comes ‘I believe this is correct,’ and that would come from my judgment that something’s not correct or something is correct or good or bad or blah, blah, blah.
PAT: Could truth equal judgment?
ELIAS: In association with your individual preferences, yes. It is an evaluation of what you prefer and what you do not prefer.
PAT: And what I prefer is according to my truths.
ELIAS: Yes, but your truths also are associated with what you do not prefer. Murder is wrong – absolute. That is not what you prefer; it is what you do not prefer.
PAT: But that’s also my judgment that it is wrong, therefore...
PAT: So would every truth that anyone would ever have be based on their judgment?
NANCY: Elias, how does that relate to feeling tones, when you identify or assess knowledge through a feeling tone? How does that fit in with what you’re talking about?
ELIAS: In what capacity?
NANCY: In an identification of information that you would hold as a truth of your own.
ELIAS: Quite similarly. You may offer yourself information through this method and in conjunction with your beliefs and what you are presenting to yourself and your preferences. That also may be generated into a truth in creating an absolute.
NANCY: So the apprehension of a feeling tone...
ELIAS: They are not absolutes, either. But you draw that to yourself or you generate that to offer yourself information. That is not to say that the information that you offer to yourself is absolute, although it may be in conjunction with your preferences, and it may be an offering to you to generate a greater understanding of certain movements that you create.
NANCY: Because that is how I would assess the truth. The value of the truth for me comes through what I used to call my truth meter. By using that feeling tone I’m recognizing ‘this is what’s bothering me.’
ELIAS: But this is what I have expressed from the onset of this forum. The point is generating your own remembrance, which is not memory. It is an intimacy with yourself, a knowing of yourself. You offer yourself information in many different manners; I am merely one. You offer yourselves information to generate that remembrance, that knowing of yourself, and you know for it rings true to you. That is not to say that it is an absolute, for differences may ring true to other individuals. But what you shall evaluate in your gauge of what measures with your preferences and your movement and your exploration is whether is rings true to you.
NANCY: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are welcome.” [session 1496, January 17, 2004]
(1) Paul’s note: Seth/Jane Roberts introduced the concept of feeling tones in The Nature of Personal Reality, (1974), Chapter 1 – The Living Picture of the World, session 610, June 07, 1972 and greatly elaborates on it in session 613, September 11, 1972.
Digests: find out more about Seth/Jane Roberts.
Digests – see also: | absolutes | alternate selves | bleed-through | belief systems; an overview | counterpart action; individual | counterpart action; group | dimension | dimensional veils | essence; an overview | essence names | essence tones | extraterrestrials | focus of essence; an overview | fragmentation | imagery | impulses | information | inner senses; empathic | objective/subjective awareness | remembrance | shift in consciousness | simultaneous time | truth | waking state/dream state |
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