inner senses; conceptualization
ELIAS: “We shall begin with your sense of conceptualization, and for my dear students this week, your homework is to be practicing this inner sense of conceptualization!
Within this sense, you become an action. You become the concept. You become the idea. Thought is reality. Energy is energy. It matters not which form it takes. It is all energy. Therefore, you hold the ability to merge with this and become, within experience, any element of energy. Idea, concept, thought, action, these are not non-existent. They are realities, just as a tree is a reality, and as you may merge with a tree within your empathic sense and you may become this and experience its experiences, you may also merge with other elements of energy and become the action.
GAIL: I’m not understanding that part. What do you mean, become the action?
ELIAS: This exercise shall be quite valuable to you all if you may allow yourselves to accomplish, for I have spoken to you for much time in the direction that you think in terms of ‘things,’ but reality is not necessarily things. It is very difficult for you to understand many of the concepts that are presented to you, for you insist upon placing these concepts into the idea of things.
(Intently) Time is not a thing, although it is itself. Dimensions are not things, but they exist. Essence is not a thing, but it is you. Therefore, if you are allowing yourself the ability to merge with action instead of an object, you shall allow yourself to understand the nature of reality more clearly. In this, as you exercise your inner sense of conceptualization, realize that the point is not to become ‘something.’ Allow your consciousness the freedom to shed its identification with ‘thingness.’ This shall be difficult, for you identify yourselves as a thing! You identify yourselves as matter, as a body, as a mind; and even as you expand beyond these ideas, you think of yourself as consciousness, which you think of as a thing! Consciousness is not a thing. It is an action. Therefore, you must attempt to allow yourself to disassociate with your camouflage, or your imagery.
You have allowed yourselves the opportunity to be experiencing your empathic sense (1), which allows you to disassociate with your physical being and merge with another physical entity. You have also been presented with the opportunity to be experiencing your beingness and its intricacies through our exercise in clarity (2). In conceptualization you may attempt to disassociate yourself with your form and your ‘thingness,’ and allow yourself the motion and movement of action within energy. In this, you may choose a concept. You may choose an idea. You may choose a thought, and you may focus upon this and shed your imagery or your camouflage and be the action of the thought or idea or concept.
I express these exercises to you purposefully for you are already, to a small extent, engaging a widening of awareness in the direction of the shift and also of transition. In engaging these actions, especially the action of transition, it is pointless for you to be experiencing these elements and engaging this essence if you are not understanding what you are doing. If you are engaging transition within physical focus and you are not understanding the action that you are engaging you shall create senility at very young ages, for your objective consciousness must understand what you are engaging, must be informed, and must be allowed the opportunity to manipulate within this action. If it is not afforded these elements, it shall disengage and you shall experience what you view as senility. This is not the point!
The point is that you have chosen to be objectively aware. You have chosen to be engaging these actions within consciousness with much awareness and conscious, intentional movement. In this, you not only benefit yourselves but you also lend energy tremendously to the accomplishment of the shift, for what you understand and incorporate is understood subjectively and incorporated within consciousness by your counterparts and aspects and all that are connected within consciousness, which is all.” [session 162, April 06, 1997]
DREW: I have a couple [of questions], regarding this exercise. We tend to think of action as a movement of mass or matter through space, but when you talk about identifying with action, I understand that’s not what you mean. Can you give us an idea of what it is you do mean so we know what we’re looking for, so we can identify when we’re doing this correctly?
ELIAS: An idea is not mass or matter moving through space, although it is propelled with motion. It is energy. It is not material. A concept is not material. You may choose any concept to practice with. As this inner sense was initially introduced, books of philosophy were offered as helpfulness to be offering ideas for conceptualization, for within the subject of philosophy you do not hold material objects. What is put forth are ideas. In this, you merge your consciousness with the action of the idea or the concept.
Now; I shall express to you that within this motion and mergence into the energy of thought or idea or concept you may experience visualization, for within the action it shall expand. You shall not hold an awareness of physical form. This shall be your indication that you are accomplishing this action of conceptualization, for you shall merge into the action, which you then may form into visualizations. It may open into entire scenes, just as with your new game (3). This may be a helpful hint as to the action of conceptualization. At other times, you may merge into the action of the concept and you may not create visualizations. You may create only sensation, which shall be difficult for you to identify, for this sensation shall not be connected with a body, although it shall be, in your terms, physically felt.
BOB#1: Would a sensation of different actions or thoughts be a different sensation, identifiable over time? For instance, if you could merge with love and that created some sort of sensation, would that sensation be consistent from time to time if you were able to accomplish merging with that, and a different sensation be created if you were merging with hate or prosperity or whatever idea you were thinking of or trying to merge with?
BOB#1: So the sensations would be consistent over time?
ELIAS: If the conceptualization is accomplished with a truth, yes, it shall be consistent throughout your time framework, and each time that you accomplish the mergence, the sensation or the action shall be the same, although it may vary within intensity as you allow more or less of the experience. If you are merging with a concept that is not a truth, this may be changeable.
BOB#1: And if it was a truth, would the sensation from one person to the next be consistent?
ELIAS: Not necessarily, for each of you holds your own interpretation. Within the actual action that is occurring, yes, it is the same. Your interpretation of the action shall be different; just as I may approach each of you within this forum, and I may hold a hammer and I may smash your toe. I may create the identical same action with each of you. Each of you shall basically experience pain, but each of you shall experience this action within your own individual interpretation. Therefore, it shall be different within each of you.
BOB#1: However, there would be a certain commonality of experience.
BOB#1: So if different people in the group attempted to merge with the same concept, it’s conceivable that there could be some sort of sharing of experience to validate whether or not, or to what extent, they were able to accomplish this.
ELIAS: Correct; if, as I have stated, you are choosing to be conceptualizing a truth, for these are unchanging.
BOB#1: Now, how many truths have we identified here? One, that I remember. (Much laughter, as we know what’s coming next!)
ELIAS: Ah! My favorite game! Shall we be offering to Simon [Bob] the truths for this evening? (And Elias proceeds to pull twelve tissues out of the box, scattering them everywhere) You may stop me at will!
BOB#1: At your pleasure! I may choose not to! (And there go five more tissues)
ELIAS: (Grinning) Truths are constant. They transcend all areas of consciousness and all dimensions, physical and non-physical.
BOB#1: Okay. But we identified love as a truth.
BOB#1: That’s the only one that I remember being here for when you discussed it. So I was just wondering if, at the risk of seeing more tissues, whether there are any others you care to identify?
ELIAS: Color is a truth. Tone is a truth. Reality is a truth. Consciousness is a truth. Energy is a truth.
BOB#1: Okay. Thank you.
ELIAS: You are very welcome.
DREW: So in this exercise, getting back to my original question, which was knowing whether we’re doing it, whether we’re accomplishing, one of the constants is a disassociation, if you will, with physical form?
DREW: Okay. The other will be an experience which includes either imagery or feelings and sensations?
DREW: Is there a method, (laughter) I’m using that word, for us that will facilitate this exercise?
ELIAS: You may accomplish more successfully if you have offered yourselves the experience of your new game, and also if you have offered yourselves the experience of meditation and visualization. These offer you experiences with altered states of consciousness, in your terms.
DREW: I’m unclear as to whether the visualization is a tool by which we will accomplish, or a result of our accomplishment.
ELIAS: This would be a result, dependent upon which action you choose within conceptualization. If you are moving into attempting conceptualization and you are visualizing, you shall defeat yourself, for you are placing yourself in the position of facing objects. In conceptualization, you are not merging with things. You are shedding your camouflage in your ‘thingness’ and you are merging with energy other than things.
DREW: But we are merging with a specific action of energy, not just the vast pool of energy.
DREW: So if all things are action ... Am I correct so far? All things are action? (Elias nods) And let’s say the concept I choose to attempt to merge with is this table, the energy, the action of this table, and I use meditation as my method, and approach the exercise with an effort or an attempt to be effortless at shedding my camouflage. How do I direct my energy to merge specifically with the action of this table if I’m not directing myself towards the table?
ELIAS: You may choose initially to not be attempting to be conceptualizing an object. You may conceptualize the action of the table, although this is more complicated, for within your thought process you must remove yourself from the identification of the matter of the table. Then you must remove yourself from the visualization of the thought or the word of the table, and you must move to an area of the action of the thought before it has been created. Therefore, this creates quite a process for you to be moving through to connect with the idea. It may be less obstructive to you to be attempting conceptualization in the area of an idea which holds no physical form.
DREW: Such as love? (Elias nods) So if we choose love, and again to use this hypothetical meditation, and we are able to shed our camouflage of physical self and disassociate, again without focusing on the word or creating visual images that represent to us what love is, how do we direct ourselves to that particular concept to experience it directly, as opposed to just energy in general?
ELIAS: You allow yourself to defocus. Allow yourself to set aside your preconceived notions of this concept. Disassociate yourself with your belief systems of this concept, and allow yourself the freedom to move into the action of the concept.
DREW: Well, what I’m confused about is how we end up at that concept as opposed to ... If we disassociate and we, to the best of our ability, shut our belief systems and just become action, how do we find ourselves at the action of love as opposed to just action in general?
ELIAS: You do not afford yourself the acknowledgment of preciseness that you hold within your creativity and your being. If you are entering this exercise with a specific idea, as you allow yourself to drift, your subjective consciousness shall direct you to your objective.
DREW: So it’s intent, essentially?
ELIAS: Within the direction of your action, yes, you may express this. You are extremely precise beings. Look to yourselves at what you consider, within your belief systems, to be your intelligence. You hold immense ability. You also hold tremendous ability to focus and be directing.
You are, as I have stated many times, always in control. You are never floundering out of control. You may feel that you have lost your control at times, but your consciousness is always directing you, and your objective consciousness works in harmony to subjective movement. Therefore, as you choose objectively to be moving in a specific direction, you communicate this to subjective consciousness instantaneously. It shall be directing of your movement. You need only be trustful of self, realizing that your self shall hold you as a buoy within the waters of consciousness. You shall not sink. You shall float effortlessly, and be directed. You may not initially understand the experience that you may accomplish within conceptualization, but these exercises are important for your understanding of self.” [session 162, April 06, 1997]
(1) Paul’s note: this is one the three basic inner senses (conceptualization, differential time, and empathic) described by Elias.
Digests: find out more about the empathic inner sense.
(2) Paul’s note: a reference to the clarity exercise that focuses on sharpening our control of our physical senses.
Exercises: find out more about the clarity exercise.
(3) Vic’s note: The new game 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 – see also: | altered states/projections of consciousness | aspects of essence | belief systems; an overview | camouflage | counterparts; individual | dimension | disengage (death) | effortlessness | essence; an overview | focus of essence; an overview | forum | imagery | inner senses; an overview | inner senses; differential time | inner senses; empathic | objective/subjective awareness | shift in consciousness | simultaneous time | transition | trusting self | truth | widening awareness |
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