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Elias “gems”

ELIAS: “You have been taught that imagination is not real. It is what you term ‘pretend.’ This is incorrect, for in your consciousness, that part of which you are not aware, all of your reality originates in imagination. What you perceive consciously as imagination or pretending is a mirror image of your essence and its thoughts, this being the most creative part of your essence. Imagination is incorporated in all physical developmental focuses. It is incorporated in all dimensions and is incorporated in all non-physical focuses. It is a wonderfully glorious tool! All of your plans, all of your desires, all of your motivation comes from imagination.” [session 20, July 09, 1995]

ELIAS: “What you may imagine, you may create.

NORM: And what we together imagine, we will create.

ELIAS: Correct.” [session 251, December 18, 1997]

ELIAS: “Now: let me express to you, you occupy your thoughts at times with the question of imagination, and you express to yourselves wonderings of what is imagination and what is not imagination.

“You view different experiences within your focus, and you attribute them to imagination. You may encounter another focus of your essence. You may experience differences within your reality. You may allow yourself to be projecting within consciousness. You may be creating of many different types of actions, experiences, and subsequent to the experience, you shall question yourself in that action, as to whether that be your imagination or whether it be reality.

“I shall express to you that your inventions, so to speak, of your dragons and fairies and leprechauns and angels and nymphs and ANY expression that you deem to be imagination is in actuality a memory of an expression that you have encountered or that you are knowing of within consciousness, and is not in actuality what you define as imagination.

“Or, as you view within your physical vision some object to appear differently to you within a moment, and you are blinking of your eyes and expressing to yourself, ‘This must be my imagination that has created this illusion within my vision,’ I express to you, in conjunction with what we have been discussing this evening, no, this is not the identification, in your definition, of imagination. This is reality. You have created it. It has actually occurred.

“What IS imagination is your identification of past and future, for these are illusions. There is no past and there is no future. All that exists is now, a continuous movement of now, and each now creates a past and a future.

“Therefore, in the illusion of your perception, you project your attention into these elusive expressions of past and future, and you reinforce your association with them, as you have designed a physical reality that moves in the fashion of a linear time framework. But even within that linear time framework, all that you create is created NOW.” [session 646, June 17, 2000]

ELIAS: “Imagination is the expression of tapping into what is known within consciousness, channeling that information which is known into this area of consciousness that you recognize as objective awareness, and translating it into what is recognized and may fit within your understanding of your physical reality.” [session 777, February 15, 2001]

ELIAS: “Intuition and imagination – imagination is a quite creative avenue of communication. Generally, imagination shall be expressed more colorfully. Intuition generally moves through a feeling, so to speak, therefore is more closely associated with emotional communications, although it is not an emotional communication. Imagination moves more closely associated with thought, but thought is not a communication.” [session 1116, June 16, 2002]

BALBINA: “Suppose somebody knows what he wants. Can we use imagination then as constructing ... this reality?”

ELIAS: “It may be helpful; it is a communication. Therefore, imagination does not construct. Perception constructs. But it may be helpful in the construction of what you want as allowing that communication to influence the perception.” [session 1574, June 05, 2004]

Elias “gems”

RON: “So can animals and people share mass events?

ELIAS: Yes; although I will make a distinction. Animals do create mass events within consciousness; for they, along with all manifestation, are created through links of consciousness. Therefore, they all possess consciousness of The Creating Universal One And Whole. They also do think. They also possess an element for what you would term to be survival, but survival through value fulfillment; meaning they do not exist only to survive, as your Darwinian theory suggests with its ‘survival of the fittest.’ They survive only for value fulfillment; for if any creature is not fulfilling its intent or value within a positive expression, which is the expression of The Creating Universal One And Whole, they will cease to manifest. Therefore, animals may create a mass event through expression, but with the intent of value fulfillment, through thought, as aligned with the links of consciousness.

Man creates mass events imaginatively. The difference between man and animals is imagination. As individuals and cultures historically, you have sought to be understanding and classifying the difference between man and all other life-bearing existence, as you perceive it. The difference is, you possess imagination. Imagination is reality. It is a creative reality. Therefore, if you are manifesting a mass event involving man and animals, man will be the initiator. It will be for man’s expression, imaginatively. Your creatures may align, through consciousness, within agreement of your imaginative expression. Therefore, they may be choosing to be expressing also.” [session 93, May 12, 1996]

ELIAS: “I express to you that you hold simultaneous focuses, as I have stated, they are you, but they are not you; for you are uniquely you, new and becoming, not already produced, not already used within another focus, not another version of you; for within your uniqueness, there is only one version of you. Therefore, as you enter newly into your chosen manifestation, you enter bringing with you an awareness of memory. The memory that you hold is, in your terms, immediate. The immediate memory is nonphysical; a realization of the extent of your creative abilities. As adults, you view within children this aspect as imagination. In actuality, this is a knowing of reality. Children experiment with consciousness and creativity, for they are learning how to manipulate energy within physical terms. They are learning the boundaries that they will be setting for themselves within physical focus. As they grow, they learn more efficiently how to set these boundaries. These are not negative terms. They are highly specialized movements of consciousness.” [session 126, September 29, 1996]

JIM: “I have a question. I’ve been feeling a lot of color lately, and noticing color within closing my eyes and opening my eyes, this following my desire in wishing to experience that and realize that. I know I’m imagining it and imagination is reality, so what I’m viewing is real, but I’m kind of confused about it in some areas.

ELIAS: (Grinning) It is quite amusing, continuing, that you each view imagination as unreal, and question; and as you open more to your own consciousness and you explore the vast abilities that you hold, you question the validity of what you view. These are all elements of self. You have asked to view. You have held the desire. You have pursued a quest. You have asked to be shown, and you show yourselves, and you question your own validity! (Smiling)

Do not perceive yourself to be alone within this action of questioning. All question the validity of self; Michael [Mary] very much so! Be appreciative of what you view, and recognize that this is the wondrousness of your multidimensional self. You shall each be opening more and more, as we have stated previously, as you continue within your endeavor, alongside of your desire. You shall open within your consciousness, and your awareness shall widen, and you shall be amazed at what you encounter of yourself; this being why we have stated to you many times, do not look without; for All-That-Is (1), is within.” [session 131, November 06, 1996]

ELIAS: “Children play as a reflection of what they know. You may view small ones that play games of (pause) robbers and cops. Each child engaged within the game holds no fear. Each child plays the role and makes no judgment. They may alternate roles. ‘I shall be the robber, and you shall be the cop. Now I shall be the cop, and you shall be the robber.’ They make no distinguishment, for they understand that there are no lines. They experiment within their playfulness objectively, knowing confidently that they hold the abilities to accomplish whatever they choose. Therefore, you may observe many elements of subjective activity within small ones. Within their verbalization, they speak of invisible friends. These are not imaginary, as you perceive them to be. You only do not view what they view; for the imagination is reality.” [session 137, December 01, 1996]

ELIAS: “I have expressed to you that within the area of consciousness that I occupy, there is no expression of emotion in regard to what you identify with; but just as he may understand that absolutes such as color hold resonating dimension beyond your physical focus, there are elements of consciousness that resonate far greater than your imagination and your small interpretation within physical focus. Elements that you experience within emotion within physical focus are mirror images, translations of elements of essence. Therefore, what you experience within physical expression is far more limited than the expression experienced within non-physical consciousness.” [session 142, December 27, 1996]

ELIAS: “These are difficult concepts, I am understanding; for you do not view your dream state as reality. You may think you view your dream state as reality, but in actuality you differentiate. You do not move through your dream state as that area of consciousness being a reality. It is a woozy area that you may manipulate and form and change as wispy clouds, but not quite reality! It is not the same, in your thinking, as this physical objective reality. This is reality; you physically walking, feeling, sensing, thinking, objectively with eyes open, are experiencing reality. With eyes closed, lying in your bed quietly motionless, you are experiencing your dream event, which is imagination; the wanderings of the creative mind. In actuality, they are both the same in their reality. They are presented differently, for they are different languages. They are different imagery, but they are both realities.

You may liken this to yourselves occupying two different dimensions simultaneously. You occupy one dimension in consciousness which holds no time frame. You occupy another area of consciousness, dimension, which holds a time framework. You move between the two continuously. In this, you may offer yourselves more information of other dimensions that are quite unlike your own.” [session 151, February 02, 1997]

BOB: “Alright, I have a question. I don’t even know how to phrase this. You are aware of my supposed TFE? (2) I have doubts. I have a hard time defining for myself what I experienced. Can you help me with that?

ELIAS: You are accustomed to questioning any experience that you may not classify in your objective awareness as an actual physical event. This is not limited to you. This is shared among your species. Therefore, it is difficult for you to accept information that you present to yourself; this being the reason that individuals shall seek out other individuals that you term to be psychics and allow them to offer you their interpretation of your experience, and you shall be accepting of this information more readily than you shall accept information from yourselves!

It is difficult for you to accept the reality of the information that you offer to yourself, for you believe that if you may offer information to yourself unknowingly, this shall hold more validity. If you are aware of the information that you are offering to yourself, you automatically lean to the objective explanation of imagination. You believe that you are creating the thoughts or imagery by allowing your imagination to flow freely. I have expressed to you many times that imagination is reality. In this, you are quite unaware of the multitudes of dimensions within consciousness. Therefore, any information that you acquire and offer to yourself is valid. It may not pertain to this particular focus, in a manner of speaking, for it may be related to another dimension within consciousness, but there is no thing as what you view to be imagination.

In this experience that you offered yourself, you have in actuality genuinely connected partially with the remembrance of another focus. Objectively, you struggle with this, for this is difficult for you, for you offer yourself no dramatics.

BOB: Could I say though, that the impressions that I got while we were doing this, some of the impressions were of a different nature than other of the impressions. So I accept, as best as I know how, that they both are valid, but they seem to have different natures.

ELIAS: Correct.

BOB: Does that mean that within this particular experience I was mixing focuses or that I wasn’t particularly focused, to use a pun, but that some of the impressions I was getting were of one nature and other of the impressions were of another, both valid but not necessarily connected?

ELIAS: Correct. You experience partial remembrance of another focus which you may consider relevant to this dimension. Within your battling objectively to be discounting of the experience and your skepticism of the actuality of the event, you cloud your perception. In this, you confuse the information that you allow to bleed through. Therefore, at times you are relaxing and allowing a free-flow, and at other times you are interjecting objective consciousness to the extent of discounting, which is influencing of the imagery that bleeds through. In this, you may change the imagery and distort some of your imagery. This occurs with many individuals. As you allow yourself to understand that all of your impressions are correct and true, you shall relax into yourself and allow the communication to flow.

BOB: Okay. Thank you.

DREW: “Imagining another lifetime is not the same as a remembrance of an alternate focus, correct? Although both may be real and valid for what they are, they are different.

ELIAS: I dislike the terminology of imagining for the reason that you automatically create a distinction, and you already view yourselves within certain aspects of attempting what you term to be altered states [as] the creation of imagination. You are already discounting yourselves, believing that imagination is not reality or holds less validity within reality. Conceptually, you may say that you believe imagination is reality, but you distinguish. Imagination is this reality. (Extending right hand off to the side) Real reality is this reality. (Slapping the table with left hand) You do not experience this reality. (Indicating right hand) It is elusive. It is ‘floating within the cosmos.’ It is real but it is not affecting, for it is imagery within another dimension somewhere!

I shall address to your question of a difference for there is a difference, although the difference is not in the creation of reality. The difference is within the creation. All focuses are a creation of essence. What you view within a focus to be imagination, at times, not always, may be a creation of the focus. Mind you, not always, for you may imagine very strange elements and occurrences quite foreign to your existence and you are not creating those presently. You are remembering those events or elements, within consciousness, of other dimensional aspects.

Now; as to the issue of your new game (TFE) and the creation of what you think of as imaginary versus actuality of focuses, you may allow an intersection within this state of another focus. You may also create a focus-type imagery which is reality which shall be a probable focus, this being created by the focus, you, not being created as a focus of essence; although it is a focus of essence as it is created. It is only different in its mode of creation.” [session 159, March 23, 1997]

JOE: “Imagination – what is it? How does it work? How is it accessed? What is accessed during these little mental exercises?

ELIAS: Imagination. Imagination is the expression of tapping into what is known within consciousness, channeling that information which is known into this area of consciousness that you recognize as objective awareness, and translating it into what is recognized and may fit within your understanding of your physical reality.

JOE: Okay. Are there parts of consciousness that are unknown?

ELIAS: In a manner of speaking, yes. For this is the nature of the action of consciousness, to be exploring itself and to be discovering and becoming. Therefore, if all is known, what shall be discovered?

Now; in this, let me offer a clarification. All that is created is known. But in the action of exploration, what is occurring is the on-going creation of new expressions. Therefore, what is newly being created and explored is not known, for it has not been. Are you understanding?

JOE: It isn’t known because it hasn’t been created within a dimension?

ELIAS: It has not been created within consciousness.

JOE: So in other words, consciousness has the ability to also create itself?

ELIAS: Yes. It IS creating itself continuously. This is the action of becoming.

JOE: Wow. So consciousness, all of consciousness, All That Is, not only is not in any way static, but is constantly expanding?

ELIAS: In a manner of speaking – in depth, not in space.

JOE: Okay. Now, when I was a kid, and even today, I have a very, very vivid imagination sometimes when I let it run free. I would read a book, usually on space or space adventures or something like that, and I would imagine myself in a spaceship flying around Saturn but not in a spaceship that would in any way endure ... you know, as you grow older and you learn the physics of space flight and the rest of it, not in any way that would endure an actual physical passage to Saturn. So where exactly was I going within consciousness? Or was I simply just creating that?

ELIAS: As I have stated, imagination is the expression of what is known within consciousness, and in this physical dimension you allow yourself to open to aspects of what is known within consciousness, what is already reality within consciousness, and you filter that information through layers of consciousness into Regional Area 1 – your objective awareness within this physical dimension – and you create a translation of that information which shall comply or fit within the design of this physical dimension.

This is not to say that what you have allowed yourself to tap into in what is known within consciousness may be literal to that expression which is known, but that you create a translation as you filter that information into this physical dimension; for all that you filter into this physical dimension, in a recognition of it objectively, is being translated into what is known in the design of this physical dimension.

Therefore, your translation in some manner shall comply with the blueprint of this particular physical dimension, and therefore it shall in some manner fit and offer you some aspect of objective understanding. For your understanding in this physical dimension – without the incorporation of this shift in consciousness – has been limited to the design of this physical dimension and what shall fit in relation to the blueprint of this physical dimension.

In example, you create what you define as an imaginative adventure in relation to a spacecraft and your travel within it. This is a filtration of information which is known within consciousness. It is translated within your thought process into a viable design in relation to your understanding and what is known in the design of your physical dimension, that if you are choosing to be traveling within space, you shall require a craft to accomplish that action.

Your science fiction, as I have stated previously, in actuality is closer to science fact than fiction, for all that is expressed within your science fiction is a translation in physical terms, objectively, of that which is known within consciousness.

Your encounters with extraterrestrials are actual encounters, but what is viewed is a translation into some expression that may be understood and comprehended objectively by yourselves.

Your myths, your legends, your stories of aspects of your reality that you view as fantasy and imaginative are translations of expressions that are known within consciousness. They may not be expressed in your actual physical dimension, but they are known, for they are expressed within some area of consciousness. They have already been created; they are known. And your engagement of imagination is your individual allowance to be opening to consciousness and tapping into different expressions that are known within consciousness, that are created and that are experienced. (Pause)

JOE: Does imagination ever enter into the area of the unknown? (Pause)

ELIAS: No. The expression of venturing into the unknown and the exploration of creation, of becoming, is recognized many times within your physical dimension through the expression of inspiration.

JOE: So we have an objective reality, and through imagination we basically have a virtual reality; so the virtual reality, the imaginative reality, is an unfettered mirror image of objective reality? But because it is imaginative, because it is a virtual reality, you can take a lot more freedoms with it, that sort of thing? Is that what you mean by ‘known’?

ELIAS: It is an allowance of yourselves to insert into your physical dimension and reality expressions that are known and created in other areas of consciousness. The translation allows you the potential to be inserting those expressions and actions into your reality in a manner in which the design shall fit. (Pause)

JOE: Okay, I think I’m hung up on this word ‘known’ a little bit.

ELIAS: Within consciousness, actions of travel, in a manner of speaking, within space arrangements is known. It is already occurring. It is not yet occurring within the design of YOUR physical dimension, not in the manner which is expressed through the imagination of your science fictions, but the action of travel within space is occurring and is known. It is already created. It is already known within consciousness.

Now; in this, within your physical dimension, you understand and create a design of your physical dimension that incorporates mathematics and physics. Within the design of mathematics and physics, you associate travel around space, for you associate travel with vehicles and physical movement.

JOE: Distance.

ELIAS: Correct. Therefore, your association in the design of this physical dimension is to be moving, in your terms, through or around space, not IN space. For you view space to be a thing, and you view yourselves to be things. You view your reality with the association of entities, and all that is created within your reality is also associated in some manner with physical matter.

Therefore, if you are traveling, there is physical movement incorporated, and some type of entity that shall create the movement, be it yourselves and your physical bodies, physical expressions of energy, or vehicles. Even that which you do not quite define as physical matter in relation to movement expresses some type of physical evidence of movement in relation to physical matter.

As example, energy of air movement creating what you define as wind. You may not associate wind as physical matter, but you offer yourself evidence of its movement through the expressions of physical matter. Therefore, there is always an association of physical matter in relation to your creations and your reality in this particular dimension.

Now; in this, as you allow yourselves an openness to consciousness and tap into what is known within consciousness in expressions of imagination, those creations may not necessarily yet be inserted into your physical reality. You may not have incorporated space travel and crafts in relation to your expressions of imagination associated with science fiction yet, but you offer yourself a recognition of the known creation of travel within space. You translate that into your objective awareness and thought processes, offering yourself the recognition objectively that these expressions are possible.

JOE: Yes, I think I can understand that, our TV shows and other things – ideas, books, Jules Verne-type things that pre-date the actual physical manifestation of submarines and that sort of thing?

ELIAS: Correct. If you may imagine it, it may be created.

JOE: But it’s already known?

ELIAS: Yes. Therefore it may be created.

Now; the reason that you offer yourselves this expression of what you view as imagination is to be allowing yourselves the recognition that you may actually create these expressions within your physical dimension, that it is possible to be creating these expressions within your physical dimension. They are not limited to areas of consciousness outside of your physical dimension.

JOE: Now, let me ask you this. If it’s known – and I think it’s just this matter of terminology, but I’d like to clear this up because I really am curious about this. Okay, it’s known that space travel is possible, and it’s known that undersea travel is possible, but in my own little private imaginings, I’m flying around Saturn in this spaceship, right? Now, this spaceship would be totally nonviable within the physical dimension that we know, that we’ve created. It wouldn’t hold air and the life-support systems wouldn’t last, and all this kind of stuff. It’s my own little private spaceship on it’s own little private adventure. How does that fit with what is known?

I’ve created this idea, this mental image based around a guideline of space travel, based around a guideline of what I believe Saturn was, but that little spaceship and those little adventures would seem to be mine and mine alone, and how does that fit in with what is known? Or do we have the ability to take what’s known and we just kind of articulate it to whatever it is that we want to play with? Does that make any sense at all?

ELIAS: Yes, I am understanding.

JOE: (Laughing) I’m glad you are!

ELIAS: (Chuckles) Be remembering, you are creating a translation. Therefore, you allow yourself to be tapping into what is known, and subsequently you create your own individual translation of that expression.

Now; let me also express to you that in creating your translation, you also insert into your general reality in this physical dimension – which is available to ALL participants in this reality – a potential, almost an expression of a suggestion of consciousness, which is offered into the area of the collective consciousness, the potential to be actually creating that expression that you now view to be impossible or not adequate to be sustaining travel or what you term to be life support.

For in creating your individual translation, you offer to the collective consciousness of your physical dimension the potential and suggestion for alterations to your physical expressions that are presently objectively unknown to you. Are you understanding?

JOE: I think so. So in my imaginative musings, I’m actually enriching or in some way expanding consciousness as a whole?

ELIAS: In relation to this physical dimension, yes.

JOE: Ah. So what is known is an idea, and within that idea there’s a total imaginative universe that can be explored?

ELIAS: There is what you may term to be an imaginative universe that may be explored in relation to this physical dimension, for within all of consciousness, it is already experienced.

JOE: Well, within all of consciousness it’s already been experienced...

ELIAS: In some area of consciousness, what you imagine already is.

JOE: In other words, that little, basically non-usable, spaceship that I’d been flitting around in in my mind already existed within consciousness?

ELIAS: In a manner of speaking. That exact craft that you incorporated within your individual adventures was a translation, not literal, but a translation of movement within consciousness that is already expressed in relation to travel and space. You designed that particular individual craft and that particular movement of its travel and your adventure; this is YOUR translation. But in creating that translation, you also offer a potentiality and a suggestion to the collective consciousness in association with this physical dimension for its actual creation in physical terms.

JOE: So all imagination offers a potentiality?

ELIAS: For actual creation in this physical dimension.

JOE: Boy, that’s a lot to think about there, my friend! (Elias laughs) Well, along that subject line, I’m going to have to wait and really study this transcript, because, my gosh, there’s a lot there.

ELIAS: (Laughing) Much to be exploring and playing with! Ha ha ha ha!

JOE: Indeed.

ELIAS: I have expressed to you, this is an extremely diverse and intricate physical dimension, and incorporates much more than you objectively realize in its potential to be explored and the potential for creation in relation to it.

In this, you are expanding that ability and potentiality in a more vast expression than you have in your terms ever previously with the insertion of this shift in consciousness.” [session 777, February 15, 2001]

SANDY: “Elias, how do you distinguish between intuition and imagination?

ELIAS: Both are inner communications. (Looks at the large ornate wooden chair in which he sits and taps the arms of it) Ah!

MIKE: You like the chair?

ELIAS: A throne! (Group laughter)

Intuition and imagination – imagination is a quite creative avenue of communication. Generally, imagination shall be expressed more colorfully. Intuition generally moves through a feeling, so to speak, therefore is more closely associated with emotional communications, although it is not an emotional communication. Imagination moves more closely associated with thought, but thought is not a communication.

SANDY: Does thought engender imagination?


SANDY: It’s not a thought process?

ELIAS: No, but it is more easily translated by thought, for it is not expressed as a feeling.

SANDY: Does desire play a role in imagination?

ELIAS: In what capacity?

SANDY: I’m not sure. Imagination is not quite a thought process, and yet it ties... Desire will conjure imagination, it seems to me. So I’m wondering how they are connected, or if they are connected.

ELIAS: Desire moves your direction. It is the motivation of your direction within any moment.

Imagination is a form of communication which moves in association with inspiration and offers you the colorful communication, that which you view to be creative. Many times you view imagination as fantasy or non-reality; it is not. It may be offering communications of known realities which are not necessarily manifest in this physical dimension, but whatever you may imagine exists.

SANDY: But not necessarily in a physical reality?

ELIAS: Perhaps.

SANDY: At times, it seems imagination is a precursor to physicality or physical reality.

ELIAS: At times.

SANDY: Thank you.

ELIAS: You are quite welcome.” [session 1116, June 16, 2002]

JENS: “I want to know why I create such strong problems to find out what I really want. It is quite easy for me to find out what I do not want in many directions; I think it becomes more and more clear to me. But for example, your hint with sailing. I’m at the point that I can’t go any further. Any suggestions?

ELIAS: What ARE you creating?

JENS: Disappointment.

ELIAS: And what is that disappointment associated with?

JENS: Responsibility?

ELIAS: You are disappointed with your own responsibility?

JENS: I suppose.

ELIAS: And what do you perceive, other than incorporating winning the lottery...

JENS: Which I have done many times!

ELIAS: (Chuckles) Which we have discussed many times! What do you perceive would be an expression that would incorporate happiness with you?

JENS: When I was on vacation a few months ago, I recognized some preferences.


JENS: I had these preferences in my head for a long time. I forgot.

ELIAS: And what preferences did you recognize?

JENS: For example, to live at the ocean, not at sea or by sweet water. I have a clear preference for beaches and for salt water, probably even for the Indian Ocean, because I’ve noticed that my vacations very often have been at the Indian Ocean. The problem is I can’t imagine how to create it. I know imagination is a little bit...

ELIAS: Ah! And that...

JENS: I tried to remember how I have used this sense when I was a child, and using triggers in childhood, but it’s not that easy.

ELIAS: And that would be a key.

JENS: Imagination?

ELIAS: Yes, to allow yourself to incorporate this communication. Regardless of what you generate in images or senses, it matters not, for merely allowing yourself to engage this communication allows an openness in energy. Many different actions occur as you allow yourself to engage this communication. Daydreaming is a form of this communication, in which you allow yourself an openness to drift. The challenge is that most individuals as adults discount imagination quite strongly. They do not allow themselves to engage it, they do not allow themselves to listen and they do not allow themselves to be playful, and that generates a thick energy and it also is restrictive.

In engaging imagination, you automatically dissipate that thickness in energy, and you automatically generate more of an openness and you begin to generate an allowance, which we have discussed many times, which I am aware is a difficult challenge with yourself. In this, it also automatically stimulates other communications. It automatically stimulates impressions. It generates inspiration, which automatically triggers motivation. And although what you may imagine may appear to be entirely unrelated in imagery to what you think you want, you may be quite surprised how much information is expressed in these images that you view to be fantasy. There is much information.

In this, it is a useful expression to be practicing, for that generates in an effortless manner many different openings within your energy in which you need not think or analyze or evaluate or attempt to concentrate in thought processes of how to do, how to accomplish. It automatically generates an openness of your energy, and in that opening it allows a freer flow of impressions, which shall be translated in thought. Therefore, to you it shall appear that suddenly you are offering yourself all of these new thoughts and ideas of how to accomplish what you want, and you begin to recognize more clearly what you want and what your preferences are in much more detail than merely ‘the sea.’

JENS: Yesterday evening there was a movie on TV and it was something similar. People from Germany moved to Spain or something like that. In my case, it’s for me quite clear that I will move outside of Germany. There is much fear related to differences.

ELIAS: Yes, and unfamiliarities, and this is significant to be also examining. For as you continue to restrict yourself in association with the fear, you do not allow yourself to accomplish what you want. It may be useful to practice with imagination in association with that fear also.

JENS: How can I distinguish between wishful thinking and hopes and the sense of imagination?

ELIAS: Do not attempt to direct imagination. Allow it to flow. Do not generate an image and subsequently attempt to be imagining around the image. That is a thought process.

Allow yourself to merely imagine, and subsequently you may incorporate a thought process concerning what you are imagining. You are not directing a daydream. You do not incorporate a preconceived idea in a daydream; it merely occurs. You allow for that communication. You may evaluate it subsequently through thought as a memory, but within the actual action of the daydream you are allowing a free-flow of energy and you are allowing whatever images appear to be.

Regardless of how whimsical or how fanciful they may appear, it matters not. In actuality, the more colorful that you allow your imagination to be expressed and the more unreal, in your terms, you allow it to flow, the more you open your energy and the more you inspire yourself, for the more magic you incorporate – which offers you a reinforcement that anything IS actually possible.

JENS: I see much dream imagery for years.

ELIAS: I am aware, and perhaps I shall offer my energy to you in encouragement in this practicing with imagining.

JENS: Thank you.

ELIAS: You are very welcome, my friend.

BALBINA: Suppose somebody knows what he wants. Can we use imagination then as constructing already this reality?

ELIAS: It may be helpful; it is a communication. Therefore, imagination does not construct. Perception constructs. But it may be helpful in the construction of what you want as allowing that communication to influence the perception.

BALBINA: And then to influence even more, as Mary told in an example before, if I behave how I think I want to be, just behaving going overboard, would this be helpful? No matter what exists, I behave as if I had already the knowledge how to do?

For example, age – I don’t think aging is fantastic. (Elias chuckles) So I could say thirty-five years the whole life and then make the transition deliberately? If I behave as if I was thirty-five, would the physics follow?

ELIAS: It is possible.

BALBINA: If I change my perception, the behavior should help me for that.

ELIAS: Yes, it is possible, but this would also be the situation in which it would be advisable to be examining what your expressed beliefs are concerning age and whether you are forcing energy against yourself, so to speak, for you are expressing a strong dislike. If the dislike is being expressed, the belief of age is not being accepted. Therefore, it continues to be strongly influencing.

BALBINA: Couldn’t I say it is a preference of myself not to age? So I could say, ‘Okay, I believe everybody’s aging,’ and then I pass on the side of this belief.

ELIAS: You may express to yourself that you think that it is a preference, and it may be a preference. But remember, any of your truths incorporate many different influences, and your preferences are merely preferred beliefs. But every preferred belief incorporates many influences also, not merely one.

Therefore, the evaluation is of what the influences are, and to choose the preferred influences but not to judge the not-preferred influences – to acknowledge that they exist and that there is a potential that they may be influencing if you move in different manners – but to choose the influences that you prefer. It is not enough merely to think it.

BALBINA: This is a slight difficulty. (Laughs)

ELIAS: (Chuckles) I am aware!” [session 1574, June 05, 2004]

ELIAS: “Influences of beliefs are quite significant, for therein lies your expression of freedom, your choices, in which you allow yourself your expressions and to create what you want, rather than discounting yourself and perpetuating the type of energy that influences the creation of a reality that you do not want.

The energy that you express outwardly is the energy that you reflect within your reality. Therefore, I may express to you that regardless of what you think, you may be incorporating thought and identifying somewhat of what you do want, but you may not necessarily create that, dependent upon what type of energy you are projecting. You offer yourself little avenues of information in projecting the type of energy that you have been, for you constrict your information, you constrict your creativity, and you constrict your communication of imagination, and those expressions allow you much more freedom of mobility and inspiration to be generating what you want.

OGE: I wasn’t aware that I did that, especially more so with my imagination. I wasn’t aware that I constrict that, or not consciously, anyway.

ELIAS: Allowing yourself to relax would be the first step. In that, allowing yourself to playfully engage imagination would be quite purposeful, for this may allow you to creatively offer yourself information, interrupt the energy that you have been projecting, and inspire yourself to be moving in a direction that shall allow you to generate income, but in a playful manner.

OGE: Physical exercise, I find, helps me to relax.

ELIAS: At times, yes.

OGE: Like walking.

ELIAS: Yes, and perhaps you may engage walking each day to allow yourself that expression of relaxing. But upon your walks, also allow yourself to notice your environment and to be incorporating your imagination, and perhaps you shall surprise yourself. (Chuckles)

OGE: Okay, Elias. It’s all gone rather serious!

ELIAS: (Laughs) But not necessarily, for once again this conversation may be interpreted and perceived as the beginning of a new adventure...

OGE: It is!

ELIAS: ...and a manner in which you may begin to incorporate a playfulness that you have not been allowing yourself recently. (Chuckles)

OGE: It’s hard to do something, or it’s more difficult to do something that you’re not used to doing, though, isn’t it?

ELIAS: I am quite aware. It is challenging. But this is the significance of practicing, for as you practice it becomes easier, for it becomes more familiar.

OGE: I’m sitting here thinking, ‘Gosh, how do I relax? How do I become more playful?’ Overwhelm, overwhelm! But I hear you.

ELIAS: (Chuckles) How do you relax? You choose intentionally to be relaxing. You focus somewhat, not intensely and not forcingly, but focus upon the physical areas of your physical body and intentionally allow yourself to relax those muscles. As you relax one muscle, allow yourself to relax another muscle. And incorporate breathing, for that is a natural action that automatically releases tension. The action of incorporating even, deep breaths is a natural releasing of energy. It is quite difficult to hold in tension if you are incorporating that action.

OGE: You haven’t told me anything there with the breathing that I don’t actually know. I’ve been telling myself that, but I just haven’t been doing it.

ELIAS: I am aware. It matters not whether you incorporate the information or not, but whether you incorporate the action or not.” (Laughs) [session 1589, July 07, 2004]

PAM: “You’ve recently talked about imagination and how greatly we misunderstand that word. I suspect that imagination might be really powerful in terms of accomplishing that point of transitioning your energy, turning the energy, manipulating it in the way we want versus reacting. Could you discuss imagination and how we might use it in this discussion today, and perhaps give an example?

ELIAS: Imagination is a powerful expression. It is an actual communication, just as emotion is a communication. It is a different type of communication, for it accesses much more of consciousness than merely your reality. Therefore, it can be a very powerful expression, and you can direct it as a very powerful tool, also. For the benefit and the magic of imagination is that it transports you. It allows you to disassociate with your known reality temporarily and reconfigure your associations to inspire you. It allows you to move out of the repeat, and replace the repeat with invention.

In this, let us generate a hypothetical example of an individual that wants to incorporate significant money, enjoys traveling and wants to be traveling, but is concerned of money and therefore does not allow themselves to travel. Another action that this individual genuinely enjoys is gardening.

Now; this individual may be unemployed and expressing, ‘What can I do and also generate financial income?’ They will incorporate your traditional methods of resumes and inquiring at different establishments, and be dissatisfied and not motivated. Were the individual to be asked, ‘What do you enjoy doing,’ they may say, ‘I enjoy traveling; I enjoy gardening.’

Incorporating imagination allows you to play with what you enjoy and what you like in creative manners to inspire you. If I were to engage the individual in this conversation, I would express to the individual, ‘Can you imagine a beautiful garden that you have created? The plants within the garden have been acquired from all about your world, and you can incorporate the allowance of visitors to your garden to experience the exotic-ness of all of your plants in your garden. You are generating income, you are traveling, you are gardening, you are doing what you want, and you are creating money.’

The individual may also add, ‘But I also want a relationship!’ (Laughter) ‘I am confused as to what action to incorporate to generate that manifestation. How do I meet other individuals that I can connect with and I can share with, that I share commonalities with, and thusly create a relationship?’ And I would express to the individual, ‘You are traveling, you are planting, you are acquiring exotic plants all about your world. In doing so, you are engaging other individuals to provide you with those plants. The individuals that are engaging you with plants are also interested in plants (laughter) and perhaps also interested in traveling, for they may also be traveling to acquire plants from different areas. Now you have the commonality of traveling and of plants, and the individual obviously incorporates an interest in gardening or they would not be interested in plants! You are providing yourself with an avenue to encounter and meet objectively many, many individuals of this type, for you are allowing yourself to do what you want, you are allowing yourself to be creative, to engage your imagination in the fantasy of your garden, and creating a business in an unconventional manner.’ That is the power that accompanies imagination.” [session 2227, March 17, 2007]

End Notes:

(1) Paul’s note: Seth/Jane Roberts’ term for expressing the concept of God as an action of eternal becoming, inseparable from and contained within Everything, incomprehensible in Its Totality.

This information was first introduced in The Seth Material, Chapter 18, The God Concept – The Creation – The Three Christs, (1970), sessions #426-428, (no date given.)

Elias began using the term “Creating Universal One And Whole” and shifted to “all of consciousness” to describe this same action.

Digests: find out more about Creating Universal One And Whole/all of consciousness.

(2) Vic’s note: This is what is commonly termed a past-life regression, but what we call a TFE – trans-focal encounter. We’ve been facilitating each other in TFE’s for a few years now. No, we have no training, and yes, it works anyway! Our basic “method” is for the facilitator to talk the subject through a general body-relaxation process. Then we encourage the subject to connect with whatever aspect of themselves they choose, and if they allow themselves to do this, we ask questions about their experience. The operative word is “allow.” Quite often the subject feels as if they are “making it up,” which they are not, according to the dead guy!

Digests: find out more about the new game (TFEs).

Digests – see also: | absolutes | avenues of communication | becoming | belief systems; an overview | Creating Universal One And Whole/all of consciousness | desires/wants | dimension | extraterrestrials | fear | focus of essence; an overview | imagery | impressions | impulses | information | links of consciousness | mass events | the new game | objective/subjective awareness | perception | Regional Area 1 | relationships | shift in consciousness | trusting self | truth | value fulfillment | widening awareness | you create your reality |

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