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stop-points

Paul’s note: this is the one hundred and sixty-third Digest created in the past five years (1997-2002). What a long strange trip it continues to be!

The concept of stop-points is not a large organizing principle as found in some of the other Digests. Yet, it provides a nice array of related topics that include NDEs (near-death-experiences), tension/conflict/anger-relaxation, holding within energy, breath/breathing, and more. It’s a good example of how integrated Elias’ ideas are and how difficult it is to really separate them into 163 “things.”

Still, as the years roll by, each Digest allows the reader to take a unique journey through the information in a manner best suited to their own needs, desires, and wants in the moment. You never know what new connections you may make. And that’s the whole point of this web format.

Elias “gems”

FRANK: “In terms of relaxing energy, you said instead of trying to squeeze through, just relax my energy and allow a free-flow into acceptance. How do I relax my energy?

ELIAS: By recognizing and noticing initially how you are creating tension, noticing in the now the movement of your physical body consciousness. For in your individual expression in your focus, you create a very consistent expression of tension in relation to your physical body consciousness, which is in actuality an excellent communication to yourself that may be easily recognized objectively.

Therefore, in addressing to you individually, as you allow yourself to be paying attention to yourself in the now – both – you may also notice, first of all, the moment in which you begin creating an actual physical tension within your body consciousness. This shall be your first indication. And as you recognize THAT tension, you may address first to that expression and intentionally allow yourself to relax your physical body [and] create an ease of breath. For I shall express to you, the concept of allowing yourself what you term to be deep and full breaths is not an expression of beliefs concerning how this shall be affecting of your physical body consciousness and its energy expression in tension, for the action of this type of breathing automatically influences a relaxation of your physical muscles and bones within your body consciousness. It is quite difficult within physical focus to be continuing to hold tension and create deep breathing simultaneously.

Now; as you allow yourself to be relaxing of your physical body consciousness, you may thusly turn your attention to your energy expression, and in this you may simply allow yourself to identify what you are creating within the moment that is influencing this tension, and as you recognize what you are creating within the moment, merely express to yourself STOP. LISTEN to your communication, and allow yourself to relax your energy. Offer yourself a stop-point, and this stop-point shall automatically be influencing of allowing yourself to relax your energy field and projection.” [session 845, May 29, 2001]

Elias “gems”

DARYL: “I wanted to ask you about another thing. I read a transcript of you talking with Ruther [Lynda], and you were talking about how she was not only creating her now, the reality that she was in, but she was also creating another event that was not taking place physically, and I wondered if that’s what I’m doing inside myself with my protective system, ‘cause it seems like that’s what I do, that I create this other event that is nonphysical, and it’s with me all the time.

ELIAS: You create an energy within you that holds an existence of its own. In this, you create objectively one expression and one interaction, and inwardly you create a different interaction.

Outwardly, you express this barrier between yourself and other individuals. This is one action that you are creating within the moment. The other action, which is occurring simultaneously, is your interaction with yourself, which you have projected into a mass of energy which becomes an entity of its own that you may be battling with, and may not be as elusive, so to speak, as the concept of battling with yourself.

Therefore, you hold even a feeling objectively that there is some ‘thing’ that is within you. Although you do not objectively identify it, you hold the knowing of this thing that you are continuously battling with, and it is continuously distracting your attention.

DARYL: Yeah, it is. What would be an efficient way to decrease this or change things in that area? ‘Cause I’ve tried on my own, and I haven’t been able to stop it.

ELIAS: This returns us to this discussion presently, in turning your attention in the examination of hurtfulness itself – your definition and your identification of hurtfulness itself, for you look to the definition and identification of hurtfulness as some element of projected energy which moves towards you from outside of you.

In this, as you begin to turn your attention and look to the movement of energy, and begin to dismantle your definition of hurtfulness and redefine to yourself what in actuality is being created and occurring in the action of hurtfulness, you may begin to view that hurtful elements are being created within you, not outside of you.

And in this, you begin to address to the energy that you have projected into this entity, for all of the elements of hurtfulness and fearfulness – which move hand and hand, so to speak – are projected in energy within you to be creating of this entity.

And in this, as you turn your attention to it and to all of the expressions that feed it, you shall begin to stop feeding it and begin to starve it, and as you begin to starve it, it shall decrease in energy and it shall lessen its power.

And therefore, you shall begin to allow yourself much more freedom within your own movement, objectively AND subjectively.

Look to each experience that you feel hurtfulness, uncomfortableness, distress, anxiety, fear. All of these expressions are additions to the energy which feeds this entity.

Now; let me express to you, it matters not. You may begin practicing immediately in this area, for it matters not that you may or may not be interactive with another individual or situation, for within your own thought process and your own feelings, you allow the pulling to your objective awareness [of] projections of past and future, and you are creating of this quite often, in which you draw to yourself the re-experience, within thoughts and emotions, of events which have occurred pastly or the anticipation of events that may occur futurely, and you occupy your attention many times with these projections.

And in this, you provide yourself with what you identify as your duplicity, for you provide yourself with an experience of lack of acceptance of self, in that you feel hurtfulness. It may be a memory of an event past in interaction with another individual. It may be a recalling of an action that you have created within yourself or within conjunction to another individual that you chide yourself for. It may be an anticipation, a projection futurely of what may come, so to speak. It matters not. Each of these projections creates a feeling of uneasiness within you. It creates a feeling of upset, of anxiety, of guilt, of unrest, frustration, unhappiness. These feelings all feed and reinforce this entity.

Therefore, in your practicing, each time you are experiencing these types of thoughts and feelings, I express to you to look to these. Disengage the emotional aspect. STOP momentarily, and within your stop-point, inquire of yourself why you view yourself to be so very monstrous. (Brief pause)

DARYL: Okay.

ELIAS: You may also express to yourself, within that moment, the questioning of whether you shall be projecting to another individual this same judgment were you to be faced with the same situation and the same expression by another individual, for I wager to express to you that you shall not be so very judgmental upon another individual as you hold judgment upon yourself.” [session 417, July 01, 1999]

STEPHEN: “I’ve got another question. Do you see when I had that near-death experience about ten years ago in my time? Can you see that? (Brief pause) If it was a near-death experience.

ELIAS: Yes; continue.

STEPHEN: When I was going out, I saw this dark-haired, short, bearded-faced man. It sort of seemed like he was talking to me, making me understand what I was experiencing. Do you know who he was, what part of me he was?

ELIAS: I shall explain to you, in this experience, what you have presented to yourself is another aspect of yourself. This is not an encounter with another essence and this is not a visitation, so to speak, by another entity or essence that is attempting to be communicating with you and offering you direction. These are expressions that are associated with belief systems which are held within your physical focus.

In actuality, what has occurred is a movement into an area of consciousness which is still in connection with Regional Area 1, which is this physical reality that you experience. You have not disengaged entirely from this objective physical reality.

What you HAVE chosen to be manifesting is a removal of your subjective awareness from your body consciousness, creating a temporary separation of the body consciousness....

In this, you have created a separation of the body consciousness and the subjective awareness which directs the body consciousness. This is also the action which occurs in what you within physical focus identify as an unconscious state, which differs from that state of coma, so to speak. An unconscious state ... which this is YOUR terminology, for it is not unconscious at all! (Laughing) But in this state, the individual has chosen to be removing the subjective awareness from the interaction with the body consciousness.

Now; in this particular situation, you have allowed your subjective awareness, figuratively speaking, to float free for a temporary time framework; not choosing to be moving into the area of transition, for you were not entirely choosing to be disengaging in actuality, but holding self in suspension temporarily, that you may view which direction of probabilities you chose to be moving into.

Now; let me also explain to you that this is the situation which occurs many, many times in this particular type of experience – the experience that individuals within physical focus designate as a ‘near-death experience.’ What is actually occurring in these types of experiences is that the individual moves to a point, so to speak, of a crossroad.

In this, they are within a junction, in a manner of speaking, of lines of probabilities which are crossing over each other, and in these lines of probabilities that are crossing over each other, the individual is not choosing which line of probabilities they may be moving into. They are not creating a choice.

Many times, this crossroad or this junction of lines of probabilities that cross are very different in objective expressions. Therefore, they appear objectively to be extremes in your creation of your reality. In viewing these types of extremes of differences of lines of probabilities, the individual chooses what we may figuratively speak of as a stop-point.

The intention is not to be disengaging. The direction is not to be disengaging from participation within physical focus. This is the reason that the physical focus is continued. The intention and the point of this type of action is to be creating a stop-point within the individual focus which allows the subjective awareness, in conjunction with the objective awareness of the individual, to view both lines of probabilities that they have created and to choose which line they shall proceed within.

Now; once the choice is accomplished [of] which direction of these lines of probabilities the individual shall be actualizing and following, there is a reconnection with the body consciousness and the subjective awareness.

In that action, you objectively, within your physical focus, identify and define to yourselves that you have died and you have returned. Within this action, for the most part, the line of probabilities which is chosen by the individual to be continuing within from that point onward, so to speak, within your linear time framework, shall be drastically or dramatically altered.

Many individuals incorporate this type of action to thrust themselves into an explanation, in objective terms, of opening to their awareness, and therefore they express that they have acquired psychic abilities upon their return, so to speak. Many other individuals express that they have been instructed that they need be continuing within physical focus to be carrying out, in a manner of speaking, a mission.

STEPHEN: Yeah, that’s what I thought! (Laughing)

ELIAS: In this, what is in actuality being communicated is that the individual has offered themself their stop-point. They have removed their subjective awareness. They create objective imagery within this action, for as I have expressed, this is in conjunction with the objective awareness, for you have not removed yourself from Regional Area 1.

In this, there many times is a creation of an interaction with what you view to be another individual. Many individuals designate this other individual as a guide, an angel. It may be designated as God. It may be designated as the individual’s higher self. It matters not. There is, generally speaking, an encounter that the individual offers to themself with another individual.

Now; this other individual is an aspect of self. The primary aspect, that which you recognize as you, interacts with another aspect of self which is not the primary aspect, and in this, there is a presentment of these different lines of probabilities in objective terms. Therefore, it appears that you are being given a specific mission, which you in turn accept objectively and offer yourself an acceptable explanation in which you shall not question what has been offered to you in information, and you shall continue in that chosen direction.

Many individuals, in creating this type of an action within their physical focus, become very directed in their mission and in the new line of probabilities that they have created to be actualizing within their focus, and this becomes acceptable to other individuals also within physical focus, for they identify this with an event which has changed the reality of yourself, and therefore they also may be accepting of what you may term to be radical or dramatic changes within the particular physical focus. Are you understanding?

STEPHEN: Yeah. Does that mean all the other secondary probabilities change as well? All the other focuses, do they change as well?

ELIAS: No. Your other focuses of essence within this particular dimension do not alter. THIS focus alters. This focus may alter dramatically.

Now; there are other actions that may be incorporated in this type of situation also. One may be an actual exchange of the primary aspect of self within that moment to a different aspect of self, and they shall exchange positions, and another aspect of self shall assume the primary position.

In these situations, not merely the probabilities or the behaviors or the actions alter or change within the focus dramatically, but there are visible alterations in the expression of the personality of the individual themselves. Some individuals choose to be altering their reality so very dramatically that they choose another aspect of self that holds a slightly different vibrational quality from the primary aspect, and they shall disengage their objective memory of what had been in occurrence before the event. But these are also what you may term to be extreme situations, and which you have not created.

You have chosen to be continuing with the same aspect of self as the primary aspect, but you have chosen to be altering certain probabilities and the line of probabilities that you have chosen within this focus, and this allows you an objective explanation in your widening of your awareness. Therefore, you shall not be questioned as dramatically as you may have been questioned had you not created this particular action. Are you understanding?

STEPHEN: Yeah, and now I have a better explanation of how things are happening. I’m more objectively conscious about subjective areas.

ELIAS: Quite. This allows you, if you are noticing, to be aware of many more elements within your physical focus.

You have allowed yourself to be opening to your awareness, and therefore, in opening to your awareness, you also allow yourself to be experiencing what you term to be strange elements or developments within your focus – certain actions, events, and experiences that other individuals around you are not experiencing but you hold an awareness of, certain interactions within consciousness that other individuals are not necessarily objectively experiencing.

And were you not to be incorporating that action of stopping – or what you term to be a near-death experience – but choosing to be incorporating this opening of your awareness, other individuals may have been about you expressing concern for your sanity!

But they do not question as dramatically, for there are questions within themselves of wonderings as to the strangeness of this near-death experience and what it may be creating.

This is within physical focus a mystical area. It is a mystery to you within physical focus. Therefore, you allow yourselves to be accepting of more oddities or strangeness in expression or unfamiliarity in expression than you would be without this type of incorporation of action.

Therefore, I express to you, this has been your ‘method’ to allow yourself to move into an allowance of opening to your awareness and widening your periphery, incorporating more of your reality within the action of this shift.” [session 466, September 09, 1999]

VICKI: “What I would like to discuss is something I picked up in the last transcript I worked on. I’ve noticed a few times you’ve talked to people about holding within their energy in order to not allow oneself to move into the expression of duplicity, and I feel ... this really stood out to me because I’ve had some trouble in this area recently. I think I have some confusion about the difference in holding to one’s energy ... let’s see. How do I say this? In some ways, we talk about it as being a negative thing. In other words, in holding to one’s energy, you can perpetuate a situation. But at the same time, you’ve talked about holding within your energy and not allowing yourself to move into this expression of duplicity. So, that’s not really an actual, absolute question, but if you could maybe speak on that subject, that would be helpful to me.

ELIAS: In wishing to become more efficient objectively in addressing to the subject matter of duplicity?

VICKI: Yeah, that’s a good way to put it, and also in defining what you mean when you say ‘holding in your energy’ to accomplish that.

ELIAS: You are correct in your distinction within your expressions in physical focus that you do view holding to your energy as a negative and as creating an obstacle for yourselves many times within your movement, but you may also at times be holding within your energy. This is a different action.

In this, there is an awareness that you may lean in the direction of duplicitous expressions which also many times reinforce a discounting of self and reinforce a lack of acceptance of self.

Now; as I have spoken recently to individuals in explanation of the steps that you create within physical reality in moving through issues and belief systems into the expression of acceptance (1), this particular expression of holding within your energy at times may be helpful in conjunction with these steps that I have offered in outline, so to speak, of the process that you have chosen to be implementing within your movement into acceptance.

I may also express to you that this movement within these steps is also created not merely within addressing to belief systems, but in the area of acceptance of self also.

As you are aware, I have offered previously the identification of your first step as noticing and your second step as identification and recognition of WHAT you have noticed in correlation with your belief systems.

In this second step, individuals experience conflict and confusion. This is your objective indication to yourselves that you have moved into this second step within this process.

In this second step, as you begin to allow yourselves an awareness in identifying and recognizing the aspects of belief systems that you have offered yourself noticing of, there is an automatic expression of duplicity which couples with all of these different aspects of other belief systems, and also with your movement in addressing to your acceptance of self. Therefore, this element of duplicity, as we have discussed previously, interweaves itself within all other belief systems. This at times within this step two movement creates much difficulty.

As you are identifying and recognizing, you are already experiencing elements of conflict and confusion, but as you couple the duplicity with the existing identification of the aspects of belief systems that you are viewing, you also create a frustration that merely creates another obstacle and lengthens your process in this step two.

Now; as I am expressing to you – to any of you – to be holding within your energy, what I am expressing to you is to be holding in what you already recognize within yourselves in elements of acceptance of yourself.

Now; be remembering, Lawrence [Vicki], of our analogies of feeding the different dogs. (2)

In this, as you hold within your energy – in moments – and you hold to the elements of acceptance that you have allowed yourself already, you prevent, in a manner of speaking, yourself from moving into a direction of perpetuating the aspect of duplicity.

Therefore, you turn your concentration and your attention to the small dog. It may be small, but it IS present. You are turning your attention away from the large dog and viewing the small dog of the acceptance of self.

In this, you continue to be creating your movement within this step two. You continue within certain elements and expressions of confusion and conflict, identifying the aspects of the belief system that you choose to view and that you choose to be addressing to, but you suspend a further movement of reinforcement of the aspects of duplicity.

Therefore, you move your attention into the identification and recognition of one aspect of a belief system, and you do not complicate that movement with the expression of duplicity. You suspend this action temporarily, allowing yourself to hold in the expression of acceptance temporarily.

Now; within your perception, this may be considered quite shaky ground! (Smiling) But I express to you that even within the expression of your shaky ground – for your acceptance of self may be thin within the moment – it serves as a suspension for the element of duplicity, which merely increases your difficulty and your conflict and your confusion.

In holding within your energy, you do temporarily suspend what you would term to be your forward motion, in a manner of speaking, but at times, suspending your forward motion allows you the opportunity to relax, and as you relax your energy, you also offer yourself more clarity objectively, and in offering yourself more clarity objectively, you allow yourself more of an opportunity to be moving in your forward motion, in a manner of speaking, with less confusion and less conflict within this step two, for this particular step, as I have stated previously, is a very conflicting step. You experience the majority of your conflict and your confusion in that particular step.

Now; look to your storms, your whirlwinds [i.e. hurricanes]. Your step two is, figuratively speaking, similar to your whirlwinds.

Your attention is confused and easily moves in many directions, for you are creating a movement of the noticing into a movement of recognition and identification. You are coupling your noticing and your experience and your objective imagery with the identification and recognition of the aspects of belief systems that correlate to what you are creating.

In this, as you become confused, figuratively speaking, you scurry about viewing all of your bird cages (3) and furiously investigating every bird, attempting to be identifying which bird correlates with which aspect of imagery. This is the whirlwind, and as you are scurrying about, attempting to identify which bird is correlating with which experience or which element of imagery, certain birds within the cage of duplicity are furiously flying about, in and out of all of the cages, following you and confusing you, and in this, as they flutter quite furiously, they also gain your attention and turn your attention away from your investigation and turn your attention to self, in the questioning of self. This, as I have stated, is the whirlwind, and this creates a tremendous expression of conflict and confusion.

Now; in the whirlwind, as you move into the eye, into the calm, you stop; you hold. You do not necessarily create forward movement; you merely hold temporarily. You return to the motion of the whirlwind, but in holding momentarily in that shaky ground, you offer yourself an expression of reinforcement of your acceptance, and this allows you the ability objectively to be moving back into your whirlwind, viewing more of your choices.

In a manner of speaking, in your quite physical terms, it is your offering to yourself to be regrouping. You offer yourself a respite, a momentary period in which you allow yourself to relax, and in this, you are holding WITHIN the energy. You are not holding TO the energy. You are not pulling your energy to yourself in tightness. You are continuing to allow movement of energy within you and about you. You are merely ceasing to be directing of it temporarily, allowing it to flow free.

This is a different movement or action from that which is expressed in holding to your energy, in which we have discussed previously, individuals that are holding to their energy many, many times are creating of expressions of uncomfortability and what you identify as negative. I express to you that this is not to say that this holding of their energy is not beneficial to them, for it shall offer to them an avenue to be noticing, but it IS creating of conflict. In this, as you have requested, you seek avenues to be eliminating conflict.

I shall continue to be, as I have expressed many times previously, expressing to you each and to you all repeatedly that your KEY is acceptance, and as I have stated recently, you may view – although there are no absolutes – that within your physical dimension, the acceptance of self may almost be considered a prerequisite to the acceptance of belief systems.

In this, I shall also express to you, acceptance of belief systems is a very similar action to that of acceptance of self.

Therefore, in movement into acceptance of self, shall each of you be eliminating of self to be accepting of self?

VIVIEN: No, we’re moving out of judgment, right?

ELIAS: But you express continuously the thought process and the idea of eliminating your belief systems, and this is your identification and definition of acceptance of belief systems.

I express to you that the movement into acceptance of your belief systems follows quite similarly to that movement of acceptance of self, and you shall not eliminate self to be accepting of self!

You shall continue to create your reality. You shall continue within physical focus. You shall continue to identify yourselves as yourselves, but you shall move into an acceptance of yourselves without judgment, without justification, and within trust.

And as you move into the expression of acceptance of self, as it is almost a prerequisite for the movement into acceptance of belief systems, you shall find that your movement into acceptance of belief systems proceeds much easier if you hold the acceptance of self, for MUCH of your expressions of your belief systems are very influenced in how you view yourselves, your perception of yourselves.

It is not merely a one-way avenue – that you create belief systems and your belief systems influence your perception and your perception creates your reality. This is in actuality what you create, but the other element in this process is your acceptance or your lack of acceptance of self, which is also QUITE influencing of your perception and moves your energy in your attention in the reverse – to be influencing of your beliefs and reinforcing your beliefs and creating NEW beliefs! (Grinning, and a pause)

VICKI: I think I understand part of that. (Ben cracks up) I don’t understand all of it, so let me ask you, just on a totally personal level, what I’ve been experiencing a lot recently is very much of a noticing of how automatically ... of an automatic thought process in me that is very discounting of me, which I correlate with duplicity.

It’s something I’ve never really noticed to this extent in my life before – maybe when I was a teenager – and what I find is, just in the course of ... it could be anything, a day at work, that these thoughts are coming up that I’ve never had before. I’ll be getting ready to engage a group of people, say, and I’ll have a thought that says something to me like, ‘Well, these poor people have to deal with ME today!’ (Laughter)

These aren’t the kinds of thoughts I normally have, but I’ve had them quite extensively for the last month or two, and this is kind of why this has jumped out at me, because I do think that this probably ... I mean, this experience I’ve been having, is this similar to what you were talking about a few minutes ago, these birds all flying around?

ELIAS: Yes.

VICKI: Okay, so this is the whirlwind.

ELIAS: Yes.

VICKI: Okay, and that’s what I’m experiencing.

ELIAS: Yes.

VICKI: And if I ... and in that, to hold within my energy, I can turn my attention and focus on areas in which I have accomplished some sort of acceptance?

ELIAS: Yes.

VICKI: And this will be helpful in the experience?

ELIAS: Yes. Look to your individual expression within your questioning and what you express to me. Your identification moves merely to the duplicity.

VICKI: Right.

ELIAS: And you are not viewing the aspects of other belief systems that are COUPLED with the aspects of duplicity. You merely identify [that] these experiences, these expressions, these thoughts, these feelings are identified within duplicity, and you express quite broadly in merely identifying the cage – not even the bird of the duplicity, merely the cage! This is quite encompassing!

There are many, many, many aspects of duplicity, and they couple themselves with all other aspects of belief systems. Therefore, duplicity is not a belief system that moves independently of all other belief systems.

This one belief system of duplicity moves differently from other belief systems. This one belief system – this one cage holding all of these birds – does not limit itself to itself and does not express itself singularly within itself. It is continuously in motion, merging with all of the other cages and intermingling all its birds with all of the other birds. Therefore, in addressing to duplicity, you do not separate this one cage and view this one cage singularly and identify all of its birds singularly, for all of its birds are intermingled in and out, in your figurative terms, with all of the other cages.

This may be expressed as your ‘magic cage.’ It is quite good at camouflage. It is quite good at disappearing and reappearing, of merging, of superimposing. It may alter its form. But this one particular belief system does not express itself singularly.

VICKI: And I’ve been viewing it singularly.

ELIAS: You are generally viewing the cage and expressing to yourself, ‘This is my identification of duplicity.’

What is duplicity? Which bird within this cage of duplicity are you viewing? Which bird has it coupled itself with within other cages?

But you have not allowed yourself to be identifying and recognizing within step two the response to these questions, for within the whirlwind, your attention has been caught by these birds all fluttering and confusing you, and there are so very many of them that you are merely viewing the entirety of your scene, so to speak, and expressing to yourself exasperation and frustration – which is what I have stated to you, which you shall create – and in this frustration and this confusion, what you create is a holding to your energy in protection, merely viewing all of the chaos that is being created in this whirlwind, but not identifying which aspects are in actuality coupled with the imagery. This is the reason that this step two is quite difficult within your movement.

In this step two, you move within your greatest time framework, your most lengthy expression. You may be continuing within step two for much of your linear time framework. You may engage step two for years within your linear time framework! You may move through step one, in noticing, in what you term to be relative quickness, and once you are moving into step three, of addressing to these aspects of belief systems, you also allow yourself relative rapid movement, for your conflict dissipates and you create less of a thickness, and therefore you allow yourself much more of a rapid movement within step three, and in step three, you move yourselves closer and closer to step four, in ‘it matters not,’ and this is the acceptance. But step two is your quicksand!

VICKI: This is probably why so many of us are presenting ourselves right now with such not only similar but very affecting imagery in situations and experiences that are triggering a lot of different aspects, I guess, like personal responsibility aspects....

ELIAS: Quite! You are moving within an accelerated expression of energy, as I have stated repeatedly. You engage a very strong wave in consciousness, which is not dissipating! You also move, within this time framework of your final year of your century and your millennium, in a heightened intensity of energy, which allows you all the opportunity to present yourselves objectively with the identification of all that you engage automatically as influenced by your beliefs – your automatic behaviors, your automatic expressions, your automatic assessments of self, your automatic expressions in conjunction with your belief systems – and in this, you are lent tremendous energy in this time framework to be pulling surfacely, objectively all of these expressions.

VIVIEN: We do have so much conflict in the world right now, like problems in other countries. Everything is going on right now – [Hurricane] Floyd, hurricanes, all kinds of stuff going on – and there will be more, I expect.

ELIAS: These are YOUR objective outward expressions of YOUR energy. Look to what you create within your reality presently! These are not accidents! These are not expressions of energy within the cosmos! These are not movements of energy that you do not participate within! You are not victims of all that is created within your environment and within your reality!

You yourselves collectively are creating this, and as you are experiencing these whirlwinds within yourselves individually and you are holding difficulty in identifying and recognizing the aspects of belief systems that you are attempting to view and you are creating of confusion, you are also creating of frustration, and this frustration is exhibited outwardly within your atmosphere, within your expression of weather, of your planetary conditions, of MASS EXPRESSIONS. (Pause)

VICKI: Okay, I think I understand better, but just to be sure I do understand, because it’s important to me, in this ‘holding to’ and ‘holding within’ the energy, when I start to notice these automatic thoughts, because they happen quite often these days, if I’m holding to my energy, I’m focusing on those thoughts. I’m trying to do what we call ‘deal with them.’ (Elias grins) I’m focusing on a singular thing. In holding within my energy, I am shifting my attention to focusing on, say, things that I do accept about myself.

ELIAS: Correct, and you are RELAXING your energy.

Holding TO your energy is creating a tension within your energy field. Holding WITHIN your energy is creating a temporary stop-point and allowing of a relaxation of your energy.

VICKI: Okay, thank you.

ELIAS: You are very welcome.” [session 472, September 19, 1999]

GRETA: “My mother was ill and in the hospital and I stayed by her side, and in the morning she said that she saw my brother, who was already dead, and he had come for her, and she said she wasn’t ready to go. And she lived to be ninety-two. But she expressed it – she said she saw him and he came for her.

ELIAS: This also....

GRETA: And she’s the one that my granddaughter is ... adopted granddaughter. I put that very succinctly because it’s amazing to me!

ELIAS: This also is not an uncommon expression within physical focus.

I may express to you that some individuals choose to be creating of what you term to be in physical focus ‘near-death experiences,’ and as they express to themselves and to you that they are ‘returning’ – which they are not returning – but as they are returning from the ‘near-to-death,’ they have engaged some other individual which has expressed to them a ‘mission’ and that they are ‘not ready’ or that they hold a ‘continuation of purpose’ within physical focus.

An engagement of what they view to be another individual is not uncommon. This is not always an expression in actuality of meeting another essence in some ethereal place, (grinning) but it is the individual’s choice to be moving close, so to speak, to the action of disengaging, but not entirely choosing disengagement.

Therefore, momentarily they are in a stop-point in which they are creating their choice, and in this, they also create imagery that shall sway them objectively into which choice they wish to be moving within.

This be the reason that you do not listen to or view individuals that have chosen to be entirely disengaging expressing to you that they are not disengaging, for they have chosen to be disengaging! (Grinning)

Individuals that create a movement, in your terms, ‘back’ within physical focus have not chosen to be disengaging. They have chosen to be ‘testing the water’ and are curious, and therefore they allow themselves a momentary glimpsing, but they are not in actuality choosing to be disengaging. Therefore, they do not, and they express to you that they have been enlightened and hold a mission and must be continuing within physical focus, or they express to you, ‘I wished not to go.’

GRETA: That’s what she told me! She said that she wasn’t ready.” (Elias chuckles) [session 475, September 22, 1999]

FRANK: “Another thing I’ve noticed is that, you know, while I was addressing my orientation of soft and realizing, like you taught me, that soft has to be around people and interacting with them, it always seems that ... like towards the end of the year, I was very interactive with people during the holidays, to more of a degree than I usually am, and trying to embrace that and be very involved in that, and then I noticed there’s always a point, like right when I feel like I’m at the height of my interaction or I’m doing what I should be doing, that I feel like I have to break away, and then, bang, I get sick again, or something happens to that effect to isolate me even more from everything, which I think I’m still carrying through now as a result of all the holiday interactions. What’s going on there?

ELIAS: This all interplays in these issues, and your lack of allowance of a free flow of your natural expression within your orientation. You are, in a manner of speaking, creating a stop-point and setting a stage, in a manner of speaking.

For you are not holding within the now and you are projecting futurely, and in this projection futurely, you anticipate that this experience of freedom and natural flow of energy shall not be ongoing, shall not be lasting, so to speak. Therefore, you shall regear yourself, and you shall once again be moving yourself in the direction of attempting to be pounding your peg into a different shaped hole. (Pause) In this....

FRANK: Like coming out of my orientation, and identifying with another one.

ELIAS: Yes! There is a tremendous expression of this, which is quite affecting! For as you attempt to be diverting your natural flow of energy, it IS tremendously affecting.

I have expressed previously – from the onset of this forum of these sessions and interactions with individuals within your physical reality – ENERGY SHALL BE EXPRESSED.

If you are creating obstacles and blocking of the natural flow of your energy, it shall be expressed in another manner. It shall not be static. Energy is in continuous movement.

Therefore, if you are not allowing the natural flow and the natural expression of your energy, you shall express it in another manner, and that manner may move contrary to your natural flow, and you shall hold an awareness that you are moving contrary to your natural flow, for you shall allow yourself objectively evidences and awarenesses.

You shall allow yourself to view the affectingness that you create – or the lack of comfort or the lack of pleasure or the expression of conflict or confusion – in relation to your diversion of your energy into areas in which you are not allowing a natural flow.

FRANK: Okay. It sounds like there’s lot of work there.

ELIAS: (Chuckling) Express to yourself, and be repetitive in your expression to self temporarily, ‘Not work – RELAX.’

FRANK: Okay, relax. (Elias chuckles) Both sides of the coin.

ELIAS: Yes!’ (Chuckling) [session 577, March 09, 2000]

DARYL: “If I’m trying to do an activity and I’m having trouble with the constriction [in breathing], which has happened lately, is it most effective to try to push through the activity, or stop momentarily? It’s hard a lot of times to relax physically, plus do a physical activity, such as vacuuming.

ELIAS: Quite. Now; I shall express to you the suggestion that you allow yourself a stop-point. Why shall you continue to push within your energy and yourself, as this merely exacerbates what you are creating?

DARYL: I’m not clear on what you mean by stop-point. Does that mean just stop doing the activity completely, or stop momentarily, or ...?

ELIAS: Stop momentarily within your activity. Acknowledge your constriction. Allow yourself to turn your attention, and allow yourself to relax.

Examine with me now. Let us view this very activity that you have offered. You are creating this chore; you are vacuuming. You are home, and you are experiencing this constriction within your breath, and you continue to be creating this action of vacuuming, and this constriction continues and may even increase.

And what else are you creating in that action and in those moments?

You are creating frustration, and you are creating a feeling of more tension, and you are experiencing an emotion of exasperation.

You are also creating a judgment upon self, discounting yourself and your abilities, for you are assessing within yourself the frustration that you do not hold the ability to be altering this expression immediately and banishing it from your physical existence.

DARYL: And then I feel like I’m losing.

ELIAS: Correct, and this is the expression of the duplicity that you have offered to yourself in your impression, to bring your attention to the interaction of the expression of the duplicity.

Therefore, I express to you, stop the physical action that you incorporate. Stop the action of the vacuuming.

Allow yourself to turn your attention, as opposed to continuing in the action and also creating the allowance for the expression of duplicity, the continuation of the restriction of physical breath, the intensification of the tension of your energy, the emotion of frustration and irritation.

Create a turn in your attention, and allow yourself to stop and relax. Turn your attention. Allow yourself to melt into a chair! (4) Ha ha ha ha!

Your chore shall be accomplished eventually, for you shall accomplish it. It matters not. Is it essential to your existence? Are you....

DARYL: I have a lot of rules about stuff, you know? (Laughing)

ELIAS: Ah! And are you creating what you may term to be harmfulness to yourself in the rigidity of your rules? And view the term of rigidity, which is incomparable with relaxing! (Chuckling)

This is my suggestion, that you allow yourself to become flexible, bendable, not rigid. Allow yourself to be mobile, and in that mobility objectively, allow yourself permission to turn your attention momentarily.” [session 605, April 26, 2000]

MIKE: “… I have a question here about a dream I had, since I have a little bit of time left over. I know I don’t usually ask about dreams, but this one was sort of strange for me.

Number one, [my brother in law] Pat – you told me I have eleven focuses with him, so maybe that’s why I use him a lot as my imagery, because there’s a familiarity with him. But he’s in my dreams an awful lot, or at least the imagery of him is. But in this specific dream ... and there’s usually no conflict with him in my dreams. But in this specific dream, I was trying to direct myself and [my sister] Gina, and I think the kids, out of whatever house we were in or something, because we were all afraid of Pat. He was using some sort of like witchcraft or something, and he was creating like thunder and lightening around the house, and he was coming to get us or something.

It’s real fuzzy for me, but the issue of being fearful of him in the dream was a real stickler for me, because I’m not fearful of him. There are definite issues with him, but I don’t fear him, so I think maybe that’s why the dream stuck out in my head, and I was wondering maybe for some insight on that dream.

ELIAS: Very well. I shall express to you that you have chosen to be presenting imagery to yourself in this manner to be gaining your attention in the expression of duplicity, in association with this wave in consciousness which is addressing to the belief system of duplicity presently.

In this, you participate with this individual in your dream imagery and present the individual in a threatening role, or influencing in the expression of fearfulness, as you are continuing to engage in action in relation to your interaction with this individual to be offering yourself what we may term to be a stop-point momentarily.

This imagery is an expression in the recognition of the movement in duplicity presently, and the strength of that belief system and all of its aspects, and how that belief system intertwines itself into all aspects of your focus and all of the expressions of your focus.

In this, the individual has been presented previously within your imagery as a facilitator of a stop-point within yourself, that you may allow yourself to be examining what you are creating or movement that you are participating within.

This particular imagery has been created in extreme to be gaining your attention in association with this belief system of duplicity and its affectingness.” [session 657, July 07, 2000]

BOBBI: “… that’s where my difficulty comes in, in redefining anger. In our discussion last night, we were really hard-pressed to come up with a situation where you could hold the emotion of anger – get angry – without there being a judgment involved to trigger that emotion.

ELIAS: For you are associating this particular emotion, as I have stated, quite synonymously with judgment.

BOBBI: Yes, we are! I cannot think of a situation where you would have the emotion of anger and not have it triggered by some sort of judgment – of yourself, of the situation, of the other person, or of the other person’s expression.

ELIAS: Now....

BOBBI: How does that ... I don’t understand how that works.

ELIAS: Let me express to you, Jale [Bobbi] ... which may be (chuckling) creating some elements of conflict within some individuals, but we shall proceed regardless. Ha ha ha! Identify to yourself what you define as an emotion of frustration.

BOBBI: Okay.

ELIAS: Now; in this expression of frustration, may you be expressing frustration without judgment? (Pause)

BOBBI: Yes.

ELIAS: Correct. Yes, you may be expressing frustration without necessarily creating a judgment associated with that emotion.

Now; I shall rock your boats once again and express to you, you identify within your beliefs a distinction between anger and frustration. You view anger and frustration to be different and separate expressions. I express to you, they are aspects of the same emotion.

BOBBI: Okay, but aspects of the same emotion, but not particularly the same?

ELIAS: They ARE the same emotion. They are aspects of the same emotion, for you have divided the expression.

You have created a division of the expression, and you have created one aspect of the expression to be associated with judgment, and you have incorporated this particular expression of this emotion in association with your lack of acceptance of self.

Now; let me also express to you, quite realistically, in actuality, this is quite beneficial, for it is an objective, outward, obvious expression as an indicator or a focal point, so to speak, of self.

I have expressed to you all many times, there are no aspects of yourself that are hidden. There is no element of yourself which is not available to you objectively. It is merely a question of you allowing yourself to pay attention to self and to become familiar with self and recognize what you are creating within your reality.

As you become familiar with self, you also allow yourself to identify HOW you are defining your expressions, WHAT you are expressing, and WHY you are expressing in the manner that you are choosing.

Anger is in actuality a beneficial and useful emotion in the manner that you have chosen to be expressing it, in association with your beliefs and its coupling with duplicity. For each time you are experiencing your definition of anger, you are allowing yourself to be projecting an obvious, objective expression of your lack of acceptance, which also offers you the opportunity to be identifying and to be altering that expression.

In this, allow yourself objectively the recognition that anger and frustration are the same emotion. Therefore, you may be expressing anger without judgment. It may be expressed as an objective motivational expression, which in actuality is its design.

BOBBI: I understand this part of it, and I can see that. I guess I’m also thinking of specific situations, when you’re in a conflict with another individual ...

ELIAS: Very well.

BOBBI: ... and they are expressing their frustration, their anger, their rage, whatever, at you in quite strong terms.

ELIAS: Very well.

BOBBI: Generally, quite quickly, a reaction will come up within you.

ELIAS: Correct.

BOBBI: At this point, I really don’t know where to go from there. In a situation like that, I express what comes into my mind – it flies out of my mouth – which I’m quite quickly sorry for normally, or eventually I’m sorry for, or I don’t say anything. And yet, all of those thoughts keep going around and around. In fact, this goes to Mary’s question. (5) She summed it up very nicely. Since none of those things seem to be entirely successful, is there an alternative direction for that type of energy? (Pause)

ELIAS: Let me express to you, as you create your response in immediacy, what do you identify that you are creating? What are you expressing? (Pause)

BOBBI: Well, generally it is a response to the situation of the other person being angry with me and expressing that. So, I would either be defending myself or telling the other person why they are incorrect.

ELIAS: Correct. Now; you view the action of the other individual to be an assault.

BOBBI: Yes.

ELIAS: And in this, you respond in defense.

BOBBI: Yes.

ELIAS: Do you view, in actuality, the identification that defense is your immediate, automatic expression of lack of acceptance of self?

BOBBI: Yes, absolutely I do.

ELIAS: Therefore, as you engage an interaction with another individual and you perceive the other individual’s expression to be a type of assault, as you are automatically responding in defense, you are expressing your acknowledgment of your lack of acceptance of self.

Were you to be genuinely expressing the acceptance of self, the other individual may project energy to you, and may intend the energy to be projected AS an assault at times, but it shall not penetrate and become perceived as an assault, for in your acceptance of self, the automatic action that you create instead of defense is the openness of your energy field, which reconfigures the energy that has been projected to you, and you do not receive in the assaulting manner.

In this, we return to the buffer. But beyond the buffer is the expression of acceptance and openness, which automatically creates a reconfiguration of the energy. (6)

Now; I am understanding of your confusion and your conflict in these types of interactions, and I am also understanding of your desire for your quick-fix, so to speak, (laughing) to be altering the expression in immediacy.

But there is importance in your understanding objectively of what you are actually creating, and in this, it is quite significant that you allow yourselves to become familiar with yourselves.

There are situations in which you may be the individual expressing the assault and you are the individual that is projecting, not the individual that is initially receiving, and this action also is an expression of a lack of acceptance of self.

For in the projection of the assault, so to speak, which you define as anger, you are attempting to be expressing to another individual in a manner of convincing them of some information concerning you. But you are not familiar with you! And you are not convincing the other individual, for you are expressing your projection TO YOU.

Therefore, your expression of anger – in the definition that YOU hold, in an outward expression of judgmental aggression – is, in a manner of speaking, a type of desperate attempt to be offering yourself information.

BOBBI: About yourself.

ELIAS: Correct. (Pause)

BOBBI: Hmm. (Pause)

ELIAS: Let me express to you, you hold much more difficulty in the recognition that you are not controlling of you, in your beliefs, than you express in the recognition of controlling another individual. You already express to yourselves, quite objectively and in actuality, that you may not be creating another individual’s choices or that you may not be controlling another individual.

You camouflage your actions through your thoughts that [you] are expressing an attempt to be altering the expression of another individual, but in actuality, underlying, you are expressing your recognition that you also are not controlling of you, and this is unsettling, for regardless that you may not be expressing control of another individual, you MUST be expressing control of self. (Pause)

You may identify to yourself a recognition, in interaction with another individual, that you are not in agreement with – or in your terms, preferring or liking of – choices or expressions of behaviors that another individual creates.

You also, in some manner, shall express to yourself the recognition that you may not be altering of that behavior or those choices, [that] they are not your choices or behaviors to be altering, and that it is the choice of the other individual to be continuing or to be altering their behavior as they choose.

And in this, your camouflage – in the actual interaction – is the expression of denying that knowing within yourself, and attempting to be expressing the choices or the directions or the dictates of the choices for the other individual. This is what you may term to be the camouflage. In actuality, the expression is the judgment upon self and the lack of acceptance of self, which is being expressed outwardly and surfacely in the interaction. (Pause)

BOBBI: So, in the case then when ... I guess we only have our own choices and we only deal with our own choices, so the choice would be how we perceive the other person’s interaction and how we receive that energy.

ELIAS: Allowing yourself to be aware. Let us engage in a small example. Shall you find the experience pleasurable that another individual may be dictating to you your thoughts?

BOBBI: No.

ELIAS: Correct. Therefore, if another individual approaches you and expresses to you, ‘You are thinking this,’ or ‘You are creating this. You are doing this,’ your response in the reception of that expression shall be what?

BOBBI: Well, either ‘No, I’m not,’ or ‘Yes I am, and that’s what I want to do.’

ELIAS: Correct. Now; if your response is ‘No, I am not,’ why is your response ‘No, I am not’?

BOBBI: I would be disagreeing with their perception of what I was doing, I suppose.

ELIAS: And why shall you disagree with their perception?

BOBBI: (Laughing) Because it doesn’t match mine!

ELIAS: Quite! And what shall you be engaging in this disagreement of the identification of their perception?

BOBBI: I’m sorry; could you say that again?

ELIAS: What shall you be attempting to be doing?

BOBBI: Oh. Well, controlling their thoughts and controlling their perception.

ELIAS: And attempting to convince otherwise.

BOBBI: Yes.

ELIAS: And attempting to be expressing self, that you may be offering proof to another individual of their incorrectness.

BOBBI: Yes.

ELIAS: Or that they are wrong, and that you are correct or that you are right.

BOBBI: Yes.

ELIAS: And what is accomplished in this action?

BOBBI: Well, that’s a good question. Sometimes, nothing. Sometimes it just creates more conflict.

ELIAS: Ah, I shall express to you, there is always an accomplishment in these situations! You may accomplish a validation of self if you view yourself to be successful in altering the perception of the other individual. If you are unsuccessful at altering the perception of the other individual, you accomplish discounting of yourself and reinforcing your view of yourself in duplicity, that you are not quite good enough yet. (Pause)

Now; as to your question concerning your quick-fix, so to speak – what shall you engage in the moment of interaction of anger, in the manner that YOU define it – I may express to you, you may allow yourself quite physical actions. Allow yourself a stop-point. Allow yourself an actual physical action of breath, for the physical action of breathing, in the attention of your breathing, creates a lessening of intensity of all of your emotions.

You create more of an intensity of the expressions of your emotions in tension. It is difficult to be creating tension as you allow a physical relaxation of your physical body. It is difficult to create tension in allowing yourself a free flow of breath.

You may, within a single moment, allow yourself a stop-point. Turn your attention to your breath. Turn your attention away from what you perceive to be the other individual, and recognize that your interaction is with self, and in this, the other individual IS YOU. And shall you wish to continue in projecting this type of energy of anger to yourself?

BOBBI: So it’s kind of that old thing of ‘stop and count to ten,’ really. Just stop for a moment, regroup, and think about what’s going on then.

ELIAS: Also allow yourself, within that moment, the recognition that a solution is unnecessary; a resolution, a solution, or a finish line is unnecessary. (Pause) In the moment, allow yourself to be noticing what you are participating within.

As you continue to project your attention and your energy outward, you create – in this action of anger, in your identification of this aspect of it – the judgment of blame, and as you create that action, you perpetuate the situation. What is blame?

BOBBI: Looking outside of yourself for the cause of your conflict.

ELIAS: And the direct, blatant identification of right and wrong.

The identification of projection of blame to another individual is the expression that that individual is wrong in their expression, and this is a direct expression/projection of energy to be discounting of the other individual.

Without the element of duplicity and judgment, it is merely a projection of energy in aggression. Aggression is not bad. It is not negative. It is merely a surge of energy.

With the expression of judgment, you configure that aggression to be an assault to another individual, and you create this action as a direct expression of lack of acceptance of self.” [session 660, July 13, 2000]

FRANK: “… one of the physical manifestations I created about three weeks ago was I guess you would call it a car accident and that, but it was a totally self-created one, where I tried to squeeze my car out of a tight spot and I ended up crunching the door in a pole in my driveway. (Elias chuckles). I thought pretty hard about this one – at least somewhat about this one – you know, what was the reason for this manifestation? I can’t seem to figure it out. So, perhaps you can help me with that.

ELIAS: (Chuckling) In observing your experience surrounding this event that you created, what is your impression in relation to this event, but not merely the event, [but also] other expressions that you were creating in that time framework? (7)

FRANK: Well, I’m not sure this is responsive to your question, but let me try if I can here. Number one, I was in a hurry; I could have avoided the whole thing had I not been in such a hurry. Number two, I was trying to squeeze through a tight place, so I feel like somehow this might be a metaphor for what was going on in other places in my life. That’s about as far as I got thinking about it.

ELIAS: And I may offer to you that this assessment is correct, in actuality. What holds significance in this experience is the direction of attention and listening to yourself and your communication to yourself.

Now; what you present to yourself in this event and this imagery is a recognition, first of all, that you were creating an action of ‘pushing’ yourself, and in this you also were offering yourself an awareness and communication of the potential of what you may engage in objective imagery in NOT listening to yourself.

I may express to you, in this now, viewing your energy and your awareness in that moment, you did offer yourself a brief recognition of what you were creating prior to the creation. This is not expressed in thoughts of, ‘I shall be creating damaging effects to my vehicle if I continue,’ but I may identify to you that you did hold a brief recognition that you were offering yourself a communication, but you were not paying attention. For you chose to be turning your attention in the direction of pushing yourself, and therefore obtained your attention in creating this event.

Now; the communication that was offered was an impression. Impressions are presented differently from an emotional communication or from other communications. At times, an impression may be translated initially into a feeling, although the impression itself is not a feeling, but may be translated initially into a feeling. It may be translated into a type of sensing of an energy or of an event, a sensing of movement that you are beginning to be creating.

Many individuals interpret some impressions as a communication in a type of sensing concerning a future event. This may be within a short time framework, or it may be in relation to a longer time framework. It may be within minutes, it may be within hours, it may be within days, so to speak, but there is an interpretation of a sense of an impending action.

You did offer yourself an impression, but continued in the movement that you had begun, anyway. This was an opportunity for you to practice paying attention, once again, to your own communications with yourself, but not in an emotional communication – in the communication of impressions.

In this, I may express to you not to be discounting yourself that you were not paying attention to the impression, for as individuals begin movement in listening to their own impressions that they offer to themselves, many times you do not pay attention, and this offers you an objective event that you may view as a consequence – although it is not a consequence – and this validates the communication of the impression itself. For what it validates is that you did offer yourself a communication and that you did recognize it, regardless of whether you choose to be paying attention and acting in relation to that communication. You do validate to yourself that you did offer yourself a communication, which futurely becomes helpful in your allowance of yourself to be more clearly recognizing those types of communications.

Now; your assessment of the imagery symbolically in relation to your movement in attempting to ‘squeeze through’ certain areas within your focus is also accurate, for at times you do create this type of movement of attempting to squeeze through an action or an interaction or an issue that you are addressing to, rather than relaxing your energy and allowing that free-flow which creates more of an ease in moving into acceptance.

Therefore, what may be significant in viewing this type of imagery and this situation that you have created is that when you are not paying attention to self, many times you create actions that shall not merely gain your attention but may gain your attention in a manner that is unpleasant.

FRANK: Okay. (Pause)

ELIAS: I may acknowledge to you, my friend, as always, you do create quite interesting and objectively obvious events in your movement. Ha ha ha ha!

FRANK: See, I assumed this sort of thing is common. Is it some preference of my essence? (Laughs)

ELIAS: (Laughs) Not as common as you perceive, for your perception is that you create in like manner to all other individuals. You have chosen a flamboyancy in your objective creations to gain your attention, which are quite interesting in their expression of creativity! Ha ha ha!

FRANK: Well, at least it’s finally starting to work. (Elias laughs) Before we get off this, let’s just talk about one point that you brought up here. In terms of relaxing energy, you said instead of trying to squeeze through, just relax my energy and allow a free-flow into acceptance. How do I relax my energy?

ELIAS: By recognizing and noticing initially how you are creating tension, noticing in the now the movement of your physical body consciousness. For in your individual expression in your focus, you create a very consistent expression of tension in relation to your physical body consciousness, which is in actuality an excellent communication to yourself that may be easily recognized objectively.

Therefore, in addressing to you individually, as you allow yourself to be paying attention to yourself in the now – both – you may also notice, first of all, the moment in which you begin creating an actual physical tension within your body consciousness. This shall be your first indication. And as you recognize THAT tension, you may address first to that expression and intentionally allow yourself to relax your physical body [and] create an ease of breath. For I shall express to you, the concept of allowing yourself what you term to be deep and full breaths is not an expression of beliefs concerning how this shall be affecting of your physical body consciousness and its energy expression in tension, for the action of this type of breathing automatically influences a relaxation of your physical muscles and bones within your body consciousness. It is quite difficult within physical focus to be continuing to hold tension and create deep breathing simultaneously.

Now; as you allow yourself to be relaxing of your physical body consciousness, you may thusly turn your attention to your energy expression, and in this you may simply allow yourself to identify what you are creating within the moment that is influencing this tension, and as you recognize what you are creating within the moment, merely express to yourself STOP. LISTEN to your communication, and allow yourself to relax your energy. Offer yourself a stop-point, and this stop-point shall automatically be influencing of allowing yourself to relax your energy field and projection. Are you understanding?

FRANK: Yes, I think I am. In this regard, would following practices like meditation, transcendental meditations, something like that, be helpful? (Pause) I realize that’s not something you do at the moment that you have the problem, but would that generally be helpful to reduce the tension?

ELIAS: In response to you, individually, I may express to you, yes, for this may offer you a practice in time frameworks in which you are not creating an event which is influenced by that tension, and it may allow you more of a familiarity with intentional relaxation, which thusly, in the moments that you are creating a tension, you may allow yourself more easily and more freely movement into an intentional relaxation, for you have allowed yourself to become more familiar with that action in other time frameworks. What you practice is what becomes automatic, my friend.

FRANK: Yes, just like many other things in life.

ELIAS: Quite, and you are correct.” [session 845, May 29, 2001]

STEVE: “We still have time, and I’m trying to think of what else I want to ask you. (Steve laughs and Elias chuckles)

Well, maybe you can give me some hints or pointers about how I can be more playful and relax and have more fun. You made that suggestion to me in the last session, and I felt that that was a very good suggestion. I think I’ve done some things, but I feel like I still have room for movement in that.

ELIAS: Very well. Identify to myself the expressions and the time frameworks that you are noticing of that you are not incorporating playfulness.

STEVE: Well, there are times that I still create conflict with my partner, perhaps in relation to things that she wants to accomplish with getting our house fixed up or settled in the house or in dealing with our children, and in those times of conflict I usually don’t have the perception of having fun.

ELIAS: Very well. In the moments that you are engaging in conflict with another individual, what may be quite beneficial and may allow you to turn your perception and therefore incorporate a playfulness is an allowance of yourself to genuinely be paying attention to self and what YOU are expressing. What are you creating within self?

Now; I recognize the challenge in this simple expression; I may express this to you quite simply. I also hold an awareness of the interaction that occurs and the familiarity of expressions that occur in relation to each individual’s automatic identification of absolute experiences that have occurred previously. You draw automatically upon previous experiences, and in this you create a familiarity of behavior and expressions. And as you move in those expressions, you automatically, in the moment of conflict, project your attention outside of yourself to the other individual, and you focus your attention upon what you perceive them to be creating; and as you create that action, you are no longer paying attention to what YOU are creating.

There is a participation of exchange in energy, but as you remind yourself that your perception is creating the entire scenario, [that] your perception is creating the image of the other individual, you may allow yourself a stop-point to focus your attention upon you.

Now; I may express to you quite genuinely my friend, this simple action may alter your perception instantaneously. It requires no process to be moving within moments in calming yourself or in distracting yourself. Instantaneously your perception shall shift, and once shifted, the emotional communication stops, for it is no longer necessary to be attaining your objective attention through the communication of emotion; for the communication is to be paying attention to what YOU are creating.

Therefore, allowing yourself this stop-point and to turn your attention to self, examining what you are creating within self, recognizing that the projection that you are viewing outwardly is being created through your perception, you have acknowledged the emotional communication which has been offered by your subjective awareness. And in that acknowledgment you may be quite surprised, my friend, at how quickly the communication ceases, for it is unnecessary, and the agitation or the frustration or the anger immediately dissipates, which allows you to be creative and incorporate a different movement in a playful manner.

Many times individuals experience difficulty in incorporating playfulness if the communication that they are offering to themselves through emotion is associated with anger or disappointment or sadness or anxiety or depression, for you lean in the direction of attention of not paying attention to the message of those emotional communications. You deem them to be uncomfortable, and therefore you attempt to not listen. You merely wish to be eliminating.

STEVE: And I think of them as being serious. If you are experiencing those emotions, those are serious, and you cannot be playful or laugh when you are experiencing anger or sadness.

ELIAS: Ah, for you may not be viewing any situation seriously if you are being playful.

STEVE: I’ve never thought of being able to do the two together!

ELIAS: (Chuckles) You may experience much less thickness within your energy in the incorporation of both. You are quite capable of creating both.” [session 847, June 09, 2001]


End Notes:

(1) Paul’s note: Elias has presented the four fundamental actions with regard to accepting self and individual belief systems:

  • noticing beliefs (easy, if you believe in the concept of “Know Thyself.”)
  • recognizing and identifying specific beliefs (a process of making the subconscious conscious, in other words, making invisible beliefs visible. This action is marked by varying degrees of conflict and anxiety or joy and happiness.
  • addressing to the beliefs (lessening conflict, anxiety, depression; increasing happiness, joy, relaxation, allowing more for diverse perceptions, and moving closer to accepting self. Can occur without a thought process.)
  • acceptance, neutrality, complete lack of judgment of any kind; there is no good, bad, right, or wrong = “it matters not!”

The process of accepting self is not strictly linear. Since we each hold many hundreds, even thousands of related beliefs, we actually engage all four actions simultaneously in varying degrees. So the process is more like a four-way, hyperlinked feedback loop:

noticing beliefs <==> identifying, recognizing, examining beliefs <==> addressing to beliefs <==> acceptance, neutral state

Elias has stated that no one to date has accepted a belief system, though we all have learned to accept individual beliefs. Even people we consider saints, sages, and religious leaders have not accepted a belief system, according to Elias. So we’re all in very good company!

Find out more about these four actions.

(2) Paul’s note: Elias uses the metaphor of feeding a dog each time we discount ourselves and reinforce our own duplicity and lack of trust. By not feeding this dog we experience less conflict.

ELIAS: “Each time that you are moving in the direction of acknowledging to yourselves in an objective manner your own trust and your own acceptance, regardless of how you measure – for you are very good at measuring large expressions and small expressions – but regardless of the measure of the expression, you shall reinforce your own natural trust of self. In like manner, each time you are discounting of self and pushing for more accomplishments, you are reinforcing your own duplicity and lack of trust.

It is merely a matter of which dog you choose to feed and which shall become the larger of the two, (laughter) and I shall express to you that the dog of trusting and accepting is much more efficient at creating your reality!

LEN: It’s a much better pet!

ELIAS: Quite, and offers little or no conflict!” [session 344, December 05, 1998]

(3) Paul’s note: Elias uses the analogy of birds in a cage to represent the relationship between individual beliefs and belief systems.

ELIAS: “... I shall reiterate, in my analogy of belief systems in comparison, that the belief system itself is as that of a bird cage, and the aspects of the belief system are all of the birds that the cage holds. These cages, the belief systems, hold many, many, many birds. There are hundreds of aspects to each given belief system.” [session 301, July 25, 1998]

ELIAS: “The bird cage is neutral. It is merely a cage. It CONTAINS something; it contains the birds. The birds are that which flutter and fly and peck at each other and at you, and hold much energy and are very affecting and are at times quite fascinating also, and quite colorful! But once the cage is empty, the cage remains; but it holds no affectingness, for it is empty. It then becomes ornamental. You may place the cage wherever you choose. You may look within your home and you may express, ‘I am pleased with this cage upon my mantel. I view that I shall move the cage to a table.’ It matters not. The cage remains the same. It is merely a cage. The birds may be quite messy, and you may be quite careful where you shall place the cage with all the birds contained inside!” [session 307, August 14, 1998]

Digests: find out more about belief systems; an overview.

(4) Paul’s note: Elias refers to an exercise suggested earlier in which Daryl attempt to shapeshift into a piece of furniture to help her relax her energy.

Exercises: explore the mergence: relax your thoughts, feelings, and emotions exercise.

(5) Paul’s note: this is one of those situations where someone begins a private session with a list of written questions, and as things develop, some never get asked because Elias manages to answer them during the process. This to say that Bobbi never actually read Mary’s question, though it dealt with her perception of anger.

(6) Paul’s note: Elias has offered an exercise in which to explore the way we interact with our own and other peoples’ energy.

Exercises: find out more about the energy fields; allowance, penetration, buffer exercise.

Digests: find out more about energy fields.

(7) Bobbi’s note: originally stated as “In observing your experience surrounding this event that you created, what is your impression in relation to this event, but not merely the event, and other expressions that you were creating in that time framework?”

Digests – see also: | absolutes | accepting self (belief systems) | aspects of essence; an overview | avenues of communication | being in the now | belief systems; an overview | camouflage | choices/agreements | desires/wants | dimension | disengage (“death”) | duplicity | energy fields | essence; an overview | fear | focal points | focus of essence; an overview | forum | fun & pleasure! | imagery | impressions | information | mass events | noticing self | objective/subjective awareness | perception | engaging periphery | probabilities | quick-fix | Regional Area 1 | relationships | separation | sexuality & emotion | sexuality; gender, orientation, preference | shift in consciousness | transition | victims/perpetrators | waking state/dream state | waves in consciousness | widening awareness | you create your reality |

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