ELIAS: “Be listening to your impressions and be recognizing of your impulses, and DO NOT be denying of your impulses! This is your language to yourself from essence, and it is not harmful to you. It naturally moves you into the most efficient directions, but you are taught within your belief systems to be discounting of your impulses and to be suspect of your impulses, for they are bad. They are not! They are your natural language to yourself. Therefore, be listening to this language.” [session 294, July 01, 1998]
JOYCE: “... How do I recognize an impulse?”
ELIAS: “Ah! Impulses are expressed differently from impressions. Impressions may be translated by thought. Impulses are generally not translated by thought. They are a type of communication that you offer to yourself which generates an action automatically. You immediately respond to impulses.”
JOYCE: “Can you give me an example of something that I’ve responded to as an impulse so that I understand you?”
ELIAS: “I shall offer you a hypothetical example. You may be riding within your vehicle and you may in a moment turn and deviate from your original direction and perhaps choose to stop and enter a particular building. Perhaps we may incorporate a bookstore.
“Now; this may not have been initially within your plan, so to speak, and you may not actually incorporate much thinking concerning what you are actually doing. In that action, you may be incorporating a time framework in which you have distracted yourself.
“Now; recognize that you may be merely allowing yourself to be following this impulse to stop, to move into this bookstore and distract yourself momentarily, and not think about why you have incorporated that action. Subsequently, you may re-enter your vehicle and continue in the direction that you had originally planned, and perhaps you shall pass a collision upon your street, which were you to have not distracted yourself momentarily you may have been involving yourself in that collision.
“Now; impulses do not always divert you from some action that may be uncomfortable. At times you may incorporate the action of responding to an impulse and perhaps present yourself with information or interactions unexpectedly which may be quite valuable – not that the other action is not valuable also, but in what you may recognize within your beliefs to be a positive expression. Impulses are recognized in action, action that is not translated or necessarily questioned by thought.” [session 1300, March 23, 2003]
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: “And what shall you gain if Elias instructs, ‘Go to this child,’ and you hastily run to this child? What belief systems have you engaged and widened? You have blindly followed words; just as I do not express to Rudy [Jene] what he asks of many, ‘In which direction shall I proceed?’ Within the direction that you choose for you! Do not be concerned, as I speak also with Sari [Cecelia], of what others express, or how they may view your action. Trust yourself. Listen to your impulses and intuition. You shall not betray yourself! Another may view that you shall betray them, within their perception; but you shall not betray yourself!
RON: How do you know if you’re listening to and trusting an impulse, or if you’re just following a belief system?
ELIAS: All of your focus is influenced by belief systems. You may not separate belief systems from your focus. Therefore, you may not express one or another. They are intertwined; although within your expression to yourself, you shall hear that small voice within you.
Each individual holds some element that they identify; their inner self, their small voice, their red flags, their urgings, their feelings, their leanings. Each individual holds these undefinable elements, within themselves, that they choose consistently to be distrustful of, for they are taught to not be trusting of these elements; but as you widen, you are learning to be trustful of these elements, and to be knowing that this small voice, this leaning, this feeling, a sensing, as Michael [Mary] now terms, is, in actuality, you speaking to you, which you may trust.
Therefore, where your confusion lies is that your inner voice, your sensing or urging or leaning, may choose one direction; and all about you may express another. Therefore, you distrust the one and favor the many. Therein lies the expression of the impulse, and the expression of the belief systems.
You are gaining strength in your trustfulness within yourselves, but you still pull back. If your ‘odds seem quite stacked,’ within your perception, against your very small little voice, you automatically change and lean to the many. ‘I must certainly be incorrect; for how may so many hold one idea, and I alone hold another?’ The many hold the accepted belief systems.
The individual, ALWAYS THE INDIVIDUAL – if you are transcribing this, capitalize these words completely – ALWAYS THE INDIVIDUAL holds the inner voice, the communication, the opposition to the belief system, the inner knowing. Whether you choose to be listening and engaging the lion’s den or not is your option, but you may trust that leaning or sensing within yourself.
I shall express to you also that when you offer yourselves continuous repeated information, you are expressing an element to yourself that you are refusing to be viewing. If you are choosing a direction, and you are holding a sensing or a knowing or a communication inside, you hold an awareness; and if you are discounting of this, your self will communicate to you, continued; and also, in degree, to what you view within your belief systems to be of its valued importance. If you view belief systems and the moving through of them to be important, you shall engage them. If, within these belief systems, you view elements to be of great importance, and you hold an inner awareness of direction with regard to these belief systems, but you are continuing to be denying of this direction, you shall also continue to confront yourself with this issue; for you have chosen this.
If you are continuing to be viewing without, and attempting to mold yourself to the accepted belief systems that you yourself have held and now challenge, you have engaged yourself; and within agreement to yourself, you will continue to present this issue to yourself. When you hear, audibly, yourself expressing, ‘I experience or I feel within me this element, but I choose another element, for this is more acceptable,’ your red flags shall be waving! You will be offering to yourself your clues that you are responding contrary to your agreement with self, to be connecting with essence and following.” [session 101, June 24, 1996]
ELIAS: “The question has been posed, ‘What is our world coming to?’ (Humorously, grinning) The statements have been made in the direction that you are surely headed for annihilation! Your societies seem to be traveling swiftly downward! You view catastrophic events occurring throughout your world, all around you; which, within your perception, seems to be escalating as your ‘time’ passes.
We have spoken of pools of consciousness previously, to which you collectively tap into’ within certain centuries, manifesting your alignment with Source Events that correlate within those centuries. Within this century, you all engage this action also; connecting within consciousness, forming pools of consciousness, manifesting your intent for this present. Within this particular century, and continuing with our mass events, you have chosen to be escalating certain elements of your expressions.
You also are perceiving differently. Just as we have spoken of mass events and individual events, and how individual events reflect mass events, now you may view, within your perception, the reverse; looking to yourselves, examining your expressions and creations within your physical focus, and correlate these with mass expressions appearing within your time frame. As you widen, you allow your perception to change. You notice more of the unofficial expressions; this being part of your periphery. (To Vicki, grinning) Yes, we shall enter this subject once again, Lawrence [Vicki]!
Within your perception, you view mass events to be more violent within your present times; more chaotic, more leaning towards your destruction. In actuality, the events are only altered by your development of your technology and your focus; therefore allowing you a greater range of expression. Whereas within your past history, individuals needed to travel physically to accomplish what you perceive to be violent acts, now within your present time frame, actual individuals need not be present; for you have developed technology to replace individual action with technological action, which may facilitate acts for you. In this, you have also developed more efficient methods of gaining your attention.
Let me express to you that also within mass consciousness, just as within individual consciousness and expressions, countries and cultures express repressed desires and emotions, as do you individually. As we have spoken previously of repressed impulses, ignored impulses, blocked energy, these elements must be expressed within one direction or another; for energy is continuously within motion, and within your physical focus and your element of time thickness, this is what you have created; for your expressions to be manifest physically. Therefore, within mass consciousness, there are elements ignored and also repressed, which express themselves in what you view to be undesirable areas. Just as you may be creating your geysers by not allowing your attention to your impulses, within mass consciousness you also create geysers. These are not always expressed within your natural elements of weather conditions, atmospheric conditions, or Earth conditions. Many times, actions are expressed as pressure valves, which you view to be negative. This, throughout your history, has been expressed. It is perceived differently now.” [session 107, July 28, 1996]
ELIAS: “When you are dealing with base belief systems, irregardless of other individuals! I have expressed to you previously, these are difficult areas. I have expressed to you, within our most recent session, our understanding of the difficulty of engagement of these base belief systems, and offered reasoning for allowance within these areas; for it is understood the difficulty experienced.
VICKI: And then we would get back down to the original questions a year ago about impulses, and how to identify them and whether or not they’re impulses or they’re attached to belief systems, or all of that stuff. Even within one singular physically focused event, one can bring up a lot of things to one’s self.
ELIAS: We have engaged our game for much of your time element. Within this present moment, not one individual within our small group truly identifies true impressions or impulses. You allow yourselves the opportunity to practice, but you do not truly understand what you are practicing with! You have still not identified what you are connecting with; this being why we continue with our game!
VICKI: I understand that! (Laughter)
ELIAS: You know only that you somehow, a little slightly more than accidentally, acquire a correct answer or an incorrect answer!
VICKI: Okay. To go back to the present physically focused example of the cat, there’s more involved than the other individual. There’s also personal responsibility on my own part involved with, say, this cat right here. (Indicating Jack the cat, a family pet)
ELIAS: I am quite understanding of your personal responsibility issue with your other creatures.
VICKI: I don’t understand.
ELIAS: I am aware of the ramifications of the entire issue, holding not only your responsibility to your agreement with another individual, but also with your agreement with your other creatures.
VICKI: Right. And so what I would identify as an impulse, maybe I’m incorrect, but what I presently identify as an impulse, to be following those agreements and to be taking the most efficient action of confinement presently, to protect everybody involved and all agreements involved ... am I like missing the point somewhere? (Yes!)
ELIAS: You are continuing to view in a correct/incorrect, good/bad, right/wrong area.
VICKI: But this is a living creature here! (Indicating Jack)
ELIAS: There is no good, bad, right, wrong, within your choice presently. You have chosen. You have actualized a probability. It is not ‘wrong!’
VICKI: But it is not the most efficient choice.
ELIAS: Within your probabilities. (Grinning)
VICKI: And the impulse, or what I identify as an impulse, that another choice could be harmful ...
ELIAS: This is not an impulse. This is a feeling.
VICKI: So obviously, I’m not even to the point where I can identify an impulse yet! (Laughter)
ELIAS: Neither are Shynla [Cathy] or Olivia [Ron] or Michael [Mary]; this being why we continue! I have expressed to you, within the beginnings of our sessions, an impulse is not a feeling. It is not a thought. It is not an emotion. (Here, we lose a few minutes due to a tape change)
VICKI: ... You know, it’s just amazing to think that after a year and a half, we still can’t identify a dang impulse!
ELIAS: (Chuckling) A quite small time period!
VICKI: We’ll go back to identification of impulses in the next few sessions, I can tell now! (Laughter)
ELIAS: Within probabilities, this shall incorporate nicely into our subject matter.
VICKI: So, I shall pursue it presently, because I can. I felt it was an impulse to agree to the action of taking the darn cat in the first place. Is this correct?
ELIAS: This was a choice. (Can you believe the patience here?)
VICKI: Not an impulse. This was a choice. Okay, that’s helpful.
ELIAS: You may view that some of your choices within probabilities are influenced choices by your subjective expressions, which you may view presently that this influence is obvious presently.
VICKI: But it’s still not what you would identify purely as an impulse.
ELIAS: No. An impulse, I may express simply, is an automatic response urged by essence.
VICKI: And when you do incorporate an automatic response, and directly thereafter incorporate conflict, what’s happening there?
ELIAS: This would be dependent upon the situation. Understand the entirety of the statement; an automatic response urged by essence. You may incorporate an automatic response to a given situation which may not be a response of essence, or you may incorporate an automatic response which is motivated or urged by essence and you may subsequently experience conflict; for within your fear, or your lack of trustfulness, you may react. This would be an action of blocking the response after.
Generally speaking, you block the response initially and do not recognize the impulse. Therefore, you have no automatic response! (Laughter) I have been expressing over and over, the subject matter of probabilities will be moving quite slowly, for this is a very difficult area and will incorporate much confusion and also much misinterpretation. Now you may evaluate within yourselves your readiness for this subject, in your hastiness within consciousness to be ‘jumping shells’ and wishing information before it was to be offered; but this also has been your choice, and you have chosen.
VICKI: It would still be my choice. I’d rather be in a state of confusion than a state of boredom!
ELIAS: Quite so, from the twins! (Chuckling) [session 114, August 18, 1996]
VICKI: “Really! Okay. I want to play the impulse game.
ELIAS: Once again! (Grinning)
VICKI: The other day, I wrote a couple of sentences to the new individual on the computer about how her description of her life made me feel better about my experience at the memorial service, and even though I did feel better, it made no sense to me at all. I almost deleted it, but I sent it anyway. Was that an impulse?
ELIAS: (Pausing) Yes.
VICKI: For real? I don’t want no lollipops, you know! (Laughter)
ELIAS: I am insulted! (Grinning) I hesitate, only to not be incorporating misunderstanding within your knowledge of impulses, not wishing you to be identifying your thought process with the impulse itself; although, as I have stated, you may incorporate your thought process or feelings subsequent to an impulse.
VICKI: Well, it’s a start!
ELIAS: Another starting point! (Grinning) Only to be noticing your coincidences!
JIM: The thought to call Mary that day and suggest that she get a red light, would that have been an impulse?
ELIAS: The light was the impulse. The thought following was an impression, as interpretation of an action to be channeling the impulse. You are coming closer! (Grinning)
CATHY: So ...
ELIAS: Ah! She speaks! (Laughter)
CATHY: Sometimes! So, if you get an impulse and you don’t act on it but you identify it, that counts too, correct?
ELIAS: That ‘counts?’ (Very humorously) Upon the immense impulse list within the cosmos, to which you check off each impulse noticed, yes, it would be counting! (Laughter)
CATHY: Just checking!
ELIAS: All energy counts. All expressions are valid. Impulses not acted upon, many times, not always, may be creating of your geysers. Impulses noticed are always valid, for you hold the choice, always, within probabilities, to be allowing yourself to be acting on, or not, these impulses.” [session 116, August 28, 1996]
RETA: “Is there a method that I could use today to learn to not distort or mistranslate the truths? How could I have a feeling or knowledge or something to let me know that my truths are correct, and not distorted or mistranslated? Is there any method that I could use?
ELIAS: These are difficult areas. I speak to you to allow you to become familiar with yourselves. Until you recognize yourself and are familiar with yourself, you will hold confusion in what you think of as distortion of truths, for you will be untrusting of yourself. You will be continuously questioning. ‘Is this correct? Is this incorrect? Is this right? Is this wrong? Is this the way? Is this not?’ As you widen your awareness and become more trustful of self, you shall also begin to identify these truths. You shall trust what rings true. You already trust to a slight extent what rings true to you, but you also discount much. As you learn to trust self more, you shall also learn to listen to your own language more. In this, you will understand. You will know. Each time that you experience small impulses and small knowings that you acknowledge, you will know. As you practice within physical focus, you become more accomplished at this action; this being also why we continue with our game, for this allows you the opportunity to be listening to self.
(Intently) Within belief systems, believe this. You may trust yourselves. You will know truths. You will also know non-truths. You may distinguish between them.” [session 137, December 01, 1996]
ELIAS: “I have expressed to these individuals previously, one area, one very large area of expression within small ones that you perpetuate is a blocking of impulses, a disallowing of impulses. Through your belief systems, you instruct small ones to be holding certain behavior, which also is blocking of their natural impulses. In this, they learn to discount their impulses and they learn to not recognize them, as you have learned to not recognize your impulses. In an effort to be helpful within the motion of the shift, you shall be most accomplishing and most helpful if you are understanding of all of these elements of consciousness and the workings of essence and consciousness, and hold an understanding of belief systems. Therefore, you shall be expressing in a helpful manner to all other individuals, which shall include all of these small ones also. These small ones may be initially more receptive to this action for they shall be understanding of this action, but other individuals shall be accepting eventually also.” [session 145, January 05, 1997]
JIM: “One last question, and I think maybe you’ve just answered it. When an individual has thoughts of worrying that something could have happened to somebody, and you begin to think of these scenarios or even say something to someone in anger ... being that thought is reality and then perhaps having this thought and then thinking, ‘Gee, that’s a terrible thought,’ or ‘I know that’s a belief,’ but is there a way of negating that thought? Sometimes I’ll take those thoughts and put them into a black hole and maybe they’ll reorganize or something, but is that even necessary?
JIM: Because you’re looking at the good and bad thing, and their own creation of their own probabilities?
ELIAS: Quite. I shall express to you Yarr [Jim], that many individuals hold belief systems of good and bad and positive and negative energies and expressing within certain directions, for they wish not to be expelling negative energy and they wish not to be presenting negativity with the cosmos and within consciousness and ... ludicrous! Energy is energy. It is not positive; it is not negative. You may hold belief systems of negative thought processes, but within blocking of these or not accepting of these, you also block impulses and create geysers. Therefore, I suggest to you that you may be expressing of thought processes that you may view to be negative. Example: ‘I dislike you very much!’ You may not be expressing this outwardly, but you may be thinking within your brain these thoughts. And then you are expressing within your brain, ‘I am a very bad person! I have expelled this energy, and thought is reality, and I have been expressing negatively. This is very bad!’ Incorrect!
Thought is reality, and it shall be expressed within energy; but in your directing of your energy within acceptance of self, you shall place this energy into probable ghost areas which shall allow this to re-form within its own expression, and it shall move into any manifestation that these links of consciousness choose to be placing themselves within. The energy shall automatically rearrange itself and be expressed, and it shall not necessarily be expressed in creating your great monsters within consciousness!” [session 207, August 15, 1997]
LETTY: “Can you explain a little bit more about duplicity belief systems?
ELIAS: The belief system of duplicity underlies all of your other belief systems. This belief system would move hand-in-hand with your belief systems of right and wrong or good and evil, for you hold within you this double element of self and how you view yourself. You view yourselves to be intrinsically bad and intrinsically good at the same time. You look to self and you express to yourself that you are a good and positive and wonderful being, but underlying, between your religious and scientific belief systems, you also hold the belief system that you are intrinsically not good; that you are, at your base level, untrustworthy and deceitful and bad. You believe this within scientific areas which express to you that your animal nature, which is your base of your being, is not to be trusted. Your impulses are what you equate with your base instincts, which are not to be acknowledged, for these are bad. Within your religious belief systems, you look to elements such as original sin that you enter physical focus with and must be cleansed from, for you are intrinsically bad upon entering physical focus and removed from All-That-Is or your creator or god or whatever you choose to be labeling all of consciousness with. Therefore, throughout your focus, as this is a globally-held mass belief system and is underlying within you all, you battle with this issue of duplicity throughout your focus.
You need be only recognizing that there is no intrinsically bad. You do not enter physical focus with a mark against you. You do not enter physical focus with the sins of the fathers before. You are intrinsically perfect. Therefore, you need not be making up for elements that are bad within you, for there is no bad! You need merely be accepting of the wondrousness of self, and recognizing that all of your choices are probabilities for experience.” [session 222, September 27, 1997]
NICKY: “When I am inspired to have a private, it just comes out of left field, so to speak. It’s not as though I’m thinking about it. It’s just like, ‘Oh, you know what? I want a private!’ What is the action behind that? I feel like it’s my desire to want to discuss things, to validate, to take in information in a different way. Am I kind of right on that?
ELIAS: These are correct assessments. Also, be noticing that this is your opportunity to view yourself responding to an impulse. In this manner, you may recognize the difference between an impulse and an impression; an urging, a prompting holding no emotion and no thought, but a prompting for movement which is identified as an impulse. This gives you the opportunity to view yourself in motion responding to impulses, and this allows you also the opportunity to recognize impulses in other situations.
NICKY: What transpired late last night and this morning when I was thinking, ‘Okay, maybe I shouldn’t have it. Why am I going to have a session?’ I started questioning it. I realized I was questioning it and then I bypassed it, and then after, when I called Mary to start up the session, there was the thing of having to get the tape. And then I thought afterwards, maybe that’s what it was I was picking up, so to speak, (Elias chuckles) that it wasn’t ready to go at eight o’clock like we had first established. Is that what I was picking up, and instead I was interpreting it as not holding the session?
ELIAS: Partially. Also, this be another opportunity for you to view the workings of impulses and your natural inclination to be rationalizing and to be discounting the action of an impulse. This gives you the situation of viewing your natural course in rationality in your everyday activities, so to speak. In this, in identifying an impulse, for the most part, as you are unfamiliar with this natural language of your own to yourself, you automatically move into the direction of discounting and rationalizing these impulses and offering yourselves reasons to not be following these impulses.
NICKY: Can I assume that the more I follow the impulses and override the discounting, eventually I won’t be discounting them as often?
ELIAS: Absolutely. This be a matter of practicing at identifying, noticing and following these impulses, and not allowing yourself to be blocking of these impulses. As I have stated previously to you all many times, impulses are a natural language of your own, of essence to you within your objective awareness. In this, you are taught from very small ages to be discounting and ignoring these impulses. You block these impulses, and this is creating of much conflict within you.” [session 271, April 02, 1998]
PAUL: “I understand trying to sort through the impression and sort through the thought process that leads to identifying a true impression. My question is, is an impression the same thing as an impulse?
ELIAS: Not entirely, for an impression shall always spark a thought and/or a feeling, but an impulse may not necessarily.” [session 281, May 17, 1998]
Digests – see also: | accepting self | altered states/projections of consciousness | aspects of essence; an overview | belief systems; an overview | bleed-through | choices/agreements | effortlessness | energy centers (body) | essence; an overview | facets of essence | fear | focus of essence; an overview | the game | geysers | impressions | information | intents | links of consciousness | manifestation | noticing self | objective/subjective awareness | pools of consciousness | probabilities | Regional Area 2 | Regional Area 3 | shrines | skipping shells | Source Events | splinters | trusting self | truth | twin focuses | unofficial information | widening awareness | you create your reality |
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