RENÉ: “When I’m watching TV, then I can identify beliefs. But these beliefs don’t influence what I’m doing. I’m just watching TV.
ELIAS: Ah, do they not? Every moment is influenced by beliefs.
RENÉ: But not exactly these beliefs that I’m identifying in this moment.
ELIAS: In what capacity? If you are watching your television, every action that you incorporate is influenced by beliefs. Therefore, what is your association? What are you identifying that is a belief that is not influencing of you in that moment?
RENÉ: I mean, I want to make a specific choice...
RENÉ: ...then I identify the beliefs that don’t allow this specific choice.
ELIAS: As example?
RENÉ: Let’s say I want to make this object (holds up a pen) fly...
RENÉ: ...and I identify the belief that this object can’t fly...
ELIAS: Very well.
RENÉ: ... and in the same moment, I project my attention to the future and I identify another belief that is not influencing my wish to make this object fly.
RENÉ: And this belief that is not influencing this choice to make this object fly, shall I just ignore it? Or also just accept it because it is not concerning what I’m doing in the moment?
ELIAS: Very well. This is associated with what you want.
Now; if what you want is to generate the object to fly and you recognize that you incorporate a belief that objects do not fly, how do you maneuver and manipulate your energy to allow the object to fly, correct?
ELIAS: Very well. Once you recognize the belief that is influencing you that prevents the action of the object flying, it is a matter of acknowledging that, not ignoring it and not attempting to generate an action of forcing it to disappear or to eliminate it, but rather recognizing that this belief has been solidified, so to speak, within your reality. It has become one of your truths.
Now; that is meant that you have generated this belief so strong and unquestionably that it has become an absolute. But is it a truth? No. It is a belief which has been generated as an absolute. You incorporate gravity, which is also a belief, and therefore an inanimate object does not fly or does not levitate.
But is this actually true? Within your beliefs, within your expression, yes. But now evaluate in what you term to be realistically, and you may recognize that although you yourself have not actually generated the action of an object levitating, there are individuals that do. Therefore is it an absolute? No, for it is not impossible. There are individuals that actually generate the action of a levitation of themselves, quite genuinely and quite realistically. Therefore, is it impossible? No.
RENÉ: But when I have accepted the belief, I tried last week to make this object levitate. I have tried to accept the belief and I put my attention on another belief that it is possible that it can fly, but it did not work.
ELIAS: Ah, for there is quite a difference between expressing to yourself that you have accepted a belief and thinking that you have accepted a belief.
RENÉ: Can we try it together and you tell me if I’m accepting it or not?
ELIAS: Ha ha ha! Very well. And shall you prove to yourself that you are not? (17-second pause) Now stop. What are you doing? Identify.
RENÉ: I concentrate on this object.
ELIAS: Ah ha, and how are you concentrating?
RENÉ: In thought.
ELIAS: Yes. Does thought create your reality?
ELIAS: No. Very well. (10-second pause) Now, stop. What are you doing?
RENÉ: I concentrate on the belief that this can fly.
ELIAS: And what are you doing? How are you concentrating on the belief?
RENÉ: I would say in thought.
ELIAS: Yes. (Chuckles, and a 15-second pause) Now stop. What are you doing?
ELIAS: Ha ha! But you are! Now you are attempting to not think. And what are you also doing? Generating tension.
Let me offer you a different exercise that you may practice with that may be somewhat more validating of your ability and may offer you an example of a difference and in which you may more easily accomplish. You may incorporate thought, but recognize that the thought is not moving the object. You may be familiar with this exercise already. You may also incorporate another individual if you are so choosing, but you may incorporate this action individually also and be successful.
Place your fingers upon a table, very relaxed. In that, direct your concentration to the table. Relax and defocus your vision. You understand? As you defocus your vision but continue to view the table, command the table to tip.
Now; this may incorporate a brief time framework in which you may continue to concentrate; it may not respond immediately. But do not become discouraged and do not discount yourself, but also do not incorporate tension. Allow yourself an ease and a relaxation and defocusing of your vision. Concentrate on the table and continue to express your energy outwardly.
What you shall notice in your visual – which, attempt not to break your concentration, but it may, but it matters not for you may practice again – you shall notice the table becoming less solid and you shall notice that it incorporates movement. The very solidity of the table begins to move, for you begin to view its consciousness in movement and that it is not actually solid and it is not actually stationary.
Once you begin to view the solidity of the table in movement, your energy is manipulating, and in that action, as you continue your concentration, it shall begin to lift. You may maintain that for as brief or as long as you are so choosing. You may repeat the exercise and in that you may reinforce your trust of your ability to actually move and manipulate energy, and therefore also manipulate objects.
This is not an action that you attain to in the future. It is an ability that you incorporate now, and you may accomplish. Perhaps once you have allowed yourself to validate yourself in that exercise, you may be trusting of yourself more fully and accomplish levitating your small object.
RENÉ: Have I already accepted some beliefs?
ELIAS: Let me express to you an identification. The acceptance of beliefs is accomplished in the moment; therefore, you may be accepting of a belief in one moment and you may present yourself with that same belief in a different scenario in another moment and offer yourself the opportunity to accept it again. It is not a situation in which you accept a belief and that becomes an absolute ever after, for that denies choice. As choice is an inherent expression within consciousness, the opportunity is continually presented for acceptance. Have you accepted? In different situations and scenarios and interactions, yes.
RENÉ: Do I have then an objective understanding how to accept a belief? Last week I felt that I understood how to accept a belief, but the last days this has vanished.
ELIAS: At times you may be aware of your method, so to speak, of accepting a belief. More often, you shall be aware of the action of accepting a belief. For in the moment, you shall genuinely experience within yourself that identification of it matters not. Not that no thing matters, but within any particular moment in any particular scenario that whatever you are engaging you incorporate no judgment with, and that is the expression of it matters not, the lack of judgment. That regardless of what is expressed, you maintain your preferences and your opinion, but you recognize that it is individual to you and you do not judge your expression or your preferences or opinion. But you also do not judge any other, which may be different.
RENÉ: I have a problem to direct my attention to myself and the now when I don’t identify any beliefs or if I’m meditating or something like this. When I don’t do anything, I don’t know where to direct my attention. What would you recommend?
ELIAS: It is not always important to direct your attention to the evaluation of your beliefs. This is not a continuous action that you must be engaging.
RENÉ: So just when I create an emotional response it would be beneficial?
ELIAS: In emotional responses – well, not responses but communications – yes, that is significant. Or if you are generating conflict or also in association with your preferences, for preferences are preferred beliefs.
Therefore, to allow yourself the freedom of your preferences and to continue to express your preferences, it is beneficial and significant to be identifying what those beliefs are. But I am not encouraging any individual to be continuously probing and expressing every waking minute to be evaluating and analyzing all of their beliefs. This may be quite exhausting! In this, you may generate many different actions within your day in which it is not necessary to be analyzing every action that you incorporate.
Now; I have offered exercises to different individuals to be evaluating what they are engaging in every action of one day. (1) But this is significant to some individuals for they are not paying attention to themselves and they are questioning why they are generating certain experiences within certain scenarios and they continue to repeat that. They are unaware of what they are doing in their mundane activities in each day that reinforces what they deem to be larger events. That is the significance of offering that type of an exercise, for this allows the individual to become much more aware of themself and what they are generating. This is not to say that they must be incorporating that action in every day and continuously analyzing and evaluating.
Now; what I shall express to you is that each of you incorporates certain beliefs which initially I identified or expressed as individual’s core beliefs.
Now; those core beliefs may now be identified as individual truths. It is significant to be recognizing your individual truths, those beliefs that have become absolutes which you do not even question.
Now; let me also express to you, in the identification of truths and your allowance of yourself to evaluate them and notice and recognize all of their influences, which they incorporate both negative and positive of, many of your truths are also interconnected with your preferences; but they also incorporate a limiting aspect, in limiting some of your choices, for they have become an absolute.
But the significance of recognizing your truths is that you allow yourself to know that they may be your truths but they are not true. In this, as you evaluate and identify and address to those truths, as we began this conversation, all of those other interconnected beliefs begin to be automatically addressed to also. Therefore, it is unnecessary to be evaluating and analyzing all of these branches of that absolute belief, that central belief which has become a truth, for the other beliefs that are interconnected automatically become addressed to also.”[session 1402, July 20, 2003]
(1) Paul’s note: Elias has used this technique in several times. In every case, it has to do with some variation of his noticing practice (NIRAA):
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Digests – see also: | absolutes | accepting self | attention (doing and choosing) | avenues of communication | belief systems; an overview | choices/agreements | noticing self | trusting self | truth | you create your reality |
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