Saturday, April 27, 2002
ďInteraction Between Emotional and Thought Focus TypesĒ
ďGenerating Extremes in the Soft OrientationĒ
ďThe Point in This Shift in ConsciousnessĒ
Participants: Mary (Michael), Michael (Delal) and Dawn (Sarah).
Elias arrives at 1:55 PM. (Arrival time is 23 seconds.)
ELIAS: Good afternoon!
ELIAS: Ha ha ha! Welcome once again!
MICHAEL: Good to talk to you again! Long time, no speak objectively.
ELIAS: (Laughs) And how shall we proceed this day?
MICHAEL: We have questions and verifications.
ELIAS: Very well.
DAWN: Okay, Elias. My first question has to do with a year-long physical irritation that Iíve had, which Iíve explored from many avenues. I realized recently that maybe this is part of a big transformation Iíve realized is going on, and I also wondered whether in this revelation I realized that maybe it has to do with the shift and maybe with birthing some of the changes. Is it a little of both? Is there something that Iím missing?
ELIAS: Your impression is correct in association with manifesting physical expressions in parallel with your movement with this shift in consciousness. I may also express to you that you generate the manifestation to be triggering continuing to hold your attention upon self, which, as you allow yourself to be noticing, you may also Ė IF you are so choosing Ė discontinue this action in recognition that you are merely shifting your attention from outside to inside.
DAWN: That makes some sense. It has been very effective at getting my attention, but I would like to discontinue with that action.
ELIAS: (Chuckles) I may express to you, as you continue to practice and notice the moments in which you are concentrating your attention outwardly, especially in association with other individuals, and allow yourself to turn your attention to you, you may also allow yourself to dissipate this manifestation.
DAWN: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are welcome.
MICHAEL: I wouldnít be one of those other people, would I?
ELIAS: Ha ha ha! At times! (Laughs with Michael)
MICHAEL: Itís interesting. Along those lines, the last few days Iíve been trying to listen to my own imagery of physical troubles, which has been increasing this last year. I think the other day I made a pretty good break there. I actually listened and had some resolution, and the last couple of days have been pretty pleasant.
ELIAS: Ah! And what have you offered to yourself?
MICHAEL: Instead of speeding up and trying to accomplish too many things and catching up with myself, Iíve noticed slowing down is actually helping.
ELIAS: (Laughs) And remembering that you are not incorporating a race.
MICHAEL: Exactly, and to find my own value fulfillment. When I think in my head I want to do something, but then I actually donít want to do it, I end up trying to do it anyway. So I can back off and find that center where I want to be and enjoy that, and Iíve found Iíve had a lot more success.
ELIAS: Yes, in not forcing your energy in association with expectations of yourself. It does not generate an expression of better, Delal, in faster. (Chuckles)
MICHAEL: I have a couple of verifications.
ELIAS: Very well.
MICHAEL: I guess close to a year ago, I think I got in touch with another focus, and I wanted verification about that. The name was Catherine Blythe or Catherine Black, and she lived in England or overseas in Europe somewhere, and she was killed by wolves. She lived in the woods alone. She was hoping to teach me about death at that point.
ELIAS: I shall verify your initial impression of name Ė you are correct Ė and your allowance of information in relation to your interaction with this focus is correct also.
MICHAEL: Great. She was playing with me quite a bit. She was teasing me about death, reminding me that itís not something necessarily to be afraid of.
I had surgery last year, and at that point I realized that that was an example of success in ease in choices and trust in myself, because that potentially hazardous situation went very smoothly for me and I felt very in line when I did it. I just wanted verification that that is the correct outcome.
ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.
MICHAEL: And the little blue hat, that was your input, wasnít it?
ELIAS: Yes, you are also correct. (Chuckles)
MICHAEL: (Laughs) I love that hat. They told me I didnít have to wear it but I wanted to put it on. (Elias laughs)
Some names and families and so on Ė my friend, Cynthia, who I believe belongs to Sumari and is aligned with Milumet. Sheís common, and the essence name Iím getting is Merin, M-E-R-I-N (MARE in).
ELIAS: Congratulations, my friend! Ah! I may express to you that I am almost impressed! Ha ha ha ha!
MICHAEL: (Laughs) Almost?!
ELIAS: Not quite, for I recognize your potential in allowing yourself to listen to your impressions! Ha ha ha!
MICHAEL: Did I miss the essence name?
ELIAS: No, you are correct!
MICHAEL: Awesome. Then my friend, Erin, she is belonging to Sumafi, aligned with Sumari, common, and essence name, Tinah, T-I-N-A-H (TEE nuh).
ELIAS: Alter N to M.
MICHAEL: Thank you. Next is my friend, Anna, who I had a very hard time with belonging, but aligned with Sumari. I believe sheís intermediate, and essence name is Trell, T-R-E-L-L (TRELL). (Pause)
ELIAS: Correct. Belonging to Borledim.
MICHAEL: That makes sense. I have a question about the... Iím not exactly familiar with what it is, but thought, emotion and I think thereís a couple of other attributes, that Iím trying to find my own in that. Is it tied to essence or alignment?
ELIAS: Not necessarily.
Now; let me clarify first of all, all that you express is of essence, for this is what you are. But these aspects of yourself are functions in actuality, and this is associated with your physical manifestation. It matters not what family you are belonging to or aligning with, it matters not what orientation you incorporate, or what focus type you incorporate, or what personality type you incorporate within this physical dimension. These are expressions of functions of your physical manifestation in this physical dimension that you incorporate, in which you may allow yourselves to begin to recognize and realize that your attention is an expression of you that moves, and that you may move your attention from one expression to another expression to allow you clearer objective information concerning what you are creating and how you are creating it.
In this, what you are identifying is the function of emotion, which is communication; the function of thought, which is translation and interpretation; the function of perception, which is actual physical creating of manifestations; and the function of choosing, which generates action or doing.
MICHAEL: My question had been based ... because I was having trouble determining which I was, and I didnít know if it was tied into essence, because I had essence belonging. I wasnít sure if that was tied in. Now Iím going to have to think about those and feel around and see which one I think I am. I originally thought I was either emotion or thought, but perception is sounding kind of accurate for me.
ELIAS: No, no, no, my friend. I may express to you, you do incorporate the focus type of emotional focus. All of what I have offered to you in this explanation are all functions that all of you incorporate in your physical manifestations.
MICHAEL: Last verification Ė color tone for me, sky blue toward purple.
MICHAEL: Cool Ė thanks!
ELIAS: (Laughs) Now; also be understanding, in association with focus type, that this is merely a manner in which you process information most efficiently.
DAWN: In relation to that, my feeling is that I am thought focused, and if thatís the case, would that also provide somewhat of a difficulty in Michael and I communicating and understanding each other?
ELIAS: Yes, you are correct, and at times this may be challenging. For this is not to say that emotionally focused individuals do not think, and it is also not to say that thought-focused individuals do not incorporate emotion, for as I have stated, thought and emotion both are functions of your physical manifestations.
Individuals that incorporate an emotional focus move their attention initially in their process of information not necessarily to the communication of emotions but to the feeling, and this initially offers these individuals information. Subsequently, they may process what they are interpreting in feeling through thought.
Now; conversely, thought focused individuals initially process information in association with intellect, and many times individuals that incorporate a thought focus may generate more of a challenge in moving their attention to their emotional communications, for they are unaccustomed to recognizing their emotional communications. For you move your attention to thought more readily and even associate attention as being thought, which it is not.
Now; in interaction between these differences in focus type, you may at times generate some challenge in translating what the individual is projecting. But as you recognize these differences, you may allow yourselves to accept the manner in which you express and process information, so to speak, and in that you may generate less struggle, for you shall concern yourself less with the expression of the other individual. In that action, you relax your energy more so, which allows you to naturally translate what the other individual is expressing.
DAWN: My next inquiry concerns my job situation, and Iíve realized a lot over the last year that itís been a very big source of information for me in exploring issues such as loyalty and judgment and responsibility and vulnerability. Right now, I tend to go from one extreme of wanting to keep the job, and maybe the very next day or hour I might think that itís got to go. So Iím going from one extreme to the other. My question is about the nature of why Iím going to the extremes and what I might do about that.
ELIAS: First of all, I may express to you that an influence of this action of extremes is associated with your orientation. I may also express to you that there is another association in surges of energy that are occurring in relation to the movement of this shift, which you also incorporate.
Now; in generating your movement and familiarizing yourself with you more and actually widening your awareness more, which you have, you create a type of struggle in association with your orientation in generating a type of separation between the objective and the subjective, which with your orientation is unnatural. But it is also quite understandable, and I may express to you in association with this shift, many individuals of this orientation are generating very similar expressions in this type of extreme.
You present imagery to yourself in association with your employ, and in this, as you are attempting to familiarize yourself with you in relationship with yourself, you are generating these extremes of what appear to be opposites. The reason that you generate these extremes or this action of back and forth, so to speak, is to offer yourself a recognition in a communication to yourself to be allowing yourself to examine what you genuinely want Ė which does not concern the employ. It concerns YOU and how YOU wish to express yourself, what you want to generate, and offering yourself that freedom to express what you want without restriction. As you turn your attention outwardly to the employ, you do not listen to what you are communicating to yourself.
Now; in this, in allowing yourself to relax your energy and listen to what you are communicating to yourself, you shall also allow yourself an objective recognition of your choices, and you shall discontinue this expression of back and forth. It is not concerning the job, so to speak, but rather what you want to express in freedom of yourself. This is merely the manner in which you image it to yourself.
DAWN: So then my feeling that the reason that I havenít left was because there was something here for me to get is right.
ELIAS: Not necessarily. It is not concerning the job; therefore you are not GETTING something. You are not acquiring from the job. What you are presenting to yourself is the opportunity to examine you and what you want to generate, not acquire.
DAWN: One of the feelings I have off and on is that what I want is outside of this job and that I may not get it without leaving, but (inaudible) to me.
ELIAS: I am understanding, but allow yourself to view, my friend, that even that expression is seeking outside of yourself rather than allowing yourself to pay attention to what you want to express.
DAWN: Okay. Iíll chew on that. (Elias laughs)
MICHAEL: You should have been common! (Laughs)
DAWN: That might make things easier.
MICHAEL: I donít know about that. (Elias laughs)
Lately Iíve been having a lack of attention. Not in the conventional sense Ė I can do things throughout the day that I need to and so on Ė but I feel like thereís a sort of lack of overall concentration that Iím not worried about. I think I attribute it to assimilating new beliefs and discarding old ones, and trying to live more in the present. Is that correct?
ELIAS: Not necessarily avoiding new beliefs or discarding old beliefs, for you do not acquire new beliefs. You already incorporate ALL of the beliefs. But I shall express agreement with you in your expression of paying attention in the now.
MICHAEL: So as I pay more attention to the present, the sort of continual stream of... I guess itís just different. Instead of spending so much time in the future and in the past, itís an expression of a little bit more immediacy?
ELIAS: Correct, paying attention to what you are generating now, which allows you to become much more familiar with yourself and how you create, and also facilitates your allowance of yourself to be accepting of your beliefs. Not that you are discarding them, but that you are allowing yourself to recognize beliefs that you incorporate and allow yourself choice, which generates the expression in relation to the beliefs of ďit matters not,Ē for you offer yourself the recognition of choice.
MICHAEL: All right. That makes sense.
DAWN: I have recently been reading up a little bit on intent, and Iíve never really tried to think or clarify what mine was. What mostly came to my mind was that my intent would be perhaps to share and teach, but not in a traditional or profession oriented way. Am I on track?
MICHAEL: My intent is to give her as much crap about it as I can!
ELIAS: (Laughing) Ah! The intent to accomplish the exploration of irritation!
DAWN: Very Sumari and effective! (Elias laughs)
I had a question recently. It culminated recently with the movie ďLord of the RingsĒ and I developed a fascination with elf people. At that point, I realized that when I would play computer games I would often choose the character that used the bow and arrow. So Iím curious as to whether there are somewhere elf people, or whether I have a focus as an archer. I found Iím very drawn to that, so Iím curious about that.
MICHAEL: Can I jump in?
ELIAS: You may.
MICHAEL: The focus name is Nerah, N-E-R-A-H (NARE uh).
Now; I may express to you that your impression in both expressions is correct. One is in relation to an other-dimensional focus which manifests in what you may translate as an elf. It is not quite that type of manifestation, but in translating that manifestation into what is known within your dimension this would be the most accurate translation. I may validate also that you do incorporate a focus in this dimension as an archer.
MICHAEL: Oh, wow!
DAWN: I have not really generally explored impressions and essence names and things like Michael does, but Iíve noticed when Iím not trying or thinking about it Iíve done some things like that. We had dinner recently in a restaurant where they call your name when your order is ready, and they called a guyís name and I said, ďHe doesnít look like that name. He looks more like a Paul.Ē And Michael said, ďHis essence name is Paolo.Ē I find it interesting that those things are coming out without any effort.
ELIAS: And merely allowing yourself to trust your expression.
MICHAEL: Iím not as familiar with The Game that we play as much, but Iíd like to add two or three things.
ELIAS: You may offer one entry. Ha ha ha!
MICHAEL: Is there a category for computers and computer parts?
ELIAS: You may generate this and offer new category.
MICHAEL: Computer components, then. The mouse as Sumari. (Pause)
ELIAS: One point!
MICHAEL: I donít know what the points get me, but itís nice to know that I got one! (Elias laughs)
Iíve been reading the sex sessions lately, and thereís one thing missing from it all: masturbation. Iíd thought weíd talk about that a little bit as it relates to habits and distractions. Any comments?
ELIAS: It is dependent upon the individual. If you are inquiring as to the physical incorporation of the action in itself, this is merely an expression of allowance of a physical pleasure.
Now; in relation to each individual, the individual may also incorporate other expressions in association with that physical expression.
MICHAEL: Like some people would think itís bad, and others donít think itís that bad? I guess itís all dependent on our belief.
ELIAS: There is this association, and some individuals may incorporate this action as a distraction. Some individuals may incorporate this action in association with an issue that they are expressing. Some individuals may incorporate this action in relation to fear. It is dependent upon the individual.
MICHAEL: Iíve been trying to figure out how it fits into my perception lately. I think Iíll explore it more before I ask too much more about it, I guess.
ELIAS: Very well.
MICHAEL: I donít want you to give me all the answers, you know.
ELIAS: (Laughs) You may explore your association with this action and what beliefs you incorporate with it and what beliefs in duplicity you associate with it.
MICHAEL: The distraction was there, and fear, which I hadnít thought of, resonated. I guess I need to think about that, or feel about that since Iím emotion oriented, or both, and figure it out. But thanks for the input.
ELIAS: Ha ha ha! Very well!
DAWN: I have an issue where I pick at skin, and Michael keeps encouraging me to explore that. So I think while weíre here being this brave, Iíll ask you whatís with this life-long habit?
ELIAS: And what is your impression?
MICHAEL: I knew you were going to say that.
DAWN: I think I do it as a release, something to do with comfort, focus of attention, occupying myself.
ELIAS: Yes, you are correct in your impressions, and also, I may express to you once again, it is an action that is quite influenced by your orientation. Many individuals incorporating this orientation generate repetitive physical actions. The reason that you incorporate repetitive physical actions that do not incorporate or require attention is to be focusing your attention in different moments in one direction or the other.
Individuals incorporating this orientation of soft generate many times, without actual thought, a mild overwhelmingness of themselves in the continuous awareness of both subjective and objective, and therefore many times incorporate certain actions that figuratively speaking allow them to quiet one or the other awareness. It allows you to move your attention to one or the other, which offers you an expression of allowance in relaxing your energy.
DAWN: Thereís a lot more to that than I thought it would be. (Laughs and Elias laughs)
A couple of months ago I started to practice yoga, and I found that to be very beneficial and calming and aligning my energy, and teaching me a lot of lessons and thoughts I can bring into my daily life. The doctors have told Michael that because of back problems, there are certain movements that we do frequently in yoga that he shouldnít be doing. I keep wondering if thereís a way that he could practice or do it that would benefit him and heíd become interested. Is there an insight on why heís held back from making physical changes, and whether he could practice yoga or something that would help him?
MICHAEL: Well, if I change my beliefs about it, I could do it Ė or if I accept my beliefs about it, I should be able to do it.
ELIAS: (Laughs) Interesting catch that you have incorporated in recognizing that you are not changing your beliefs!
MICHAEL: Forgot my vocabulary.
ELIAS: Ha ha! In this, do you generate an interest in incorporating this action, or do you not?
MICHAEL: I initially did not, but in recognizing lately that sort of slowing down and becoming centered again, I acknowledge that yoga has created that accomplishment in a lot of people and I am interested, I think. Once I get into it, I donít feel like I would have the limitation of moving certain ways.
ELIAS: I may express to you quite genuinely, this is a choice, and as you allow yourself to recognize your beliefs in association with this type of movement you may allow yourself to easily generate any type of movement that you want. For you are aware that you are creating the limitation in association with your beliefs, and a hesitation in relation to fear in generating a physical affectingness within yourself that may be uncomfortable, and this also is expressed in association with not trusting your ability to create in relation to physical expressions.
MICHAEL: Thereís also an expression there that I recognize of being Sumari and not being able to complete things or finish things or do something continually. I know it doesnít have to be that way; I just tend toward that.
ELIAS: Ah, but what is necessary to complete? This expression of exercise of yoga does not incorporate a finish point or a completion. This is not the point.
MICHAEL: This is one of the by-products of being common Ė the physical creation, seeing something happen! (Laughs)
ELIAS: But you do generate a physical manifestation. It is merely recognizing that your physical manifestation and outcome is generated within the moment, and you generate another outcome in another moment. Any movement that you incorporate in these exercises is an outcome and is a physical manifestation.
MICHAEL: True. Iíll manifest in some classes, then. (Elias chuckles)
In regards to a session I read recently, I think you were talking about teachers and you learning things from other people, and most hadnít considered that yet. I guess I sort of think of you as somewhere between a teacher and a friend, and not really a guide but you have good answers that I acknowledge. I was wondering if Dawn and I had taught you anything or helped you realize anything. (Pause)
ELIAS: No, although I may express to you that I incorporate an appreciation of the interaction, which, in a manner of speaking, is an experience.
I am not incorporating an action of teaching with you, my friend. I am interactive with you and am merely offering information to be helpful in conjunction with you in your expression of yourself. You generate all of this action; you offer yourself information.
MICHAEL: Well, we appreciate the interaction, for sure.
DAWN: We do.
ELIAS: And so do I also! Ha ha!
MICHAEL: As a last thought, typically Dawn and I decide questions or start thinking about things that we want to ask you before the sessions, and we get to think about them and we explore them a little bit. As we get to the point of the session, it is starting to become more and more that the questions donít need to be answered so much anymore because weíre starting to get it. Is this an actual progression of the shift or just of being in physical reality?
ELIAS: This is the natural progression of this shift in consciousness and your participation in it, and this, my friend, is the point Ė allowing yourselves to trust your expressions, your communications, your choices and what you create, and allowing yourselves an acceptance of yourselves as the beings that you have chosen to manifest, and recognizing that your beliefs are an integral expression of the design of this physical dimension and that they are not bad or wrong or good, and that the action of acceptance is merely to acknowledge the existence of these beliefs and recognize that you incorporate choice, and therefore not to be generating the judgment of right or wrong or good or bad in association with your choices.
Also be remembering to allow yourself the clarity that, even within the expression of acceptance of your beliefs, you each incorporate a unique expression within this physical manifestation and therefore you do continue to incorporate opinions and preferences, but you also recognize that your opinions and your preferences are relative to yourself and your perception.
MICHAEL: As I get more familiar, thereís like a... Itís hard to explain. Itís like a voice or a feeling that I get when I receive the information. Like these essence names for the people that I asked about were very clear, and Iím starting to become much more familiar with that feeling and a lot more familiar with the other focuses that I have. I can see how theyíre me but not quite me. Itís all becoming so much more familiar, and Iím incorporating it much better into my daily life. Itís really cool.
ELIAS: Ha ha ha! And therefore offering yourself more of an expression of playfulness and not so very serious.
MICHAEL: Yup! (Elias laughs) Maybe next session, if we have just a few verifications or questions, then weíll let you talk for a while and introduce new material or something and see what we can do.
ELIAS: And perhaps discuss what you discover within yourself in association with your subject matter of sexual activities! (Laughs)
MICHAEL: Right! Iíll get a handle on it! (Elias laughs loudly) Sumari to the core. (Elias laughs)
Well, I guess thatís all for us today. I hope you have a good day or whatever it is out there.
DAWN: As always. (Laughs)
ELIAS: And I express the same to you, my friends. As always, I offer to you my continued expression of energy in support and encouragement. I am available to you always, and I shall be offering a continued playful energy to be reminding you that you may also continue to be playful with yourselves, each Ė both! Ha ha ha!
DAWN: We thank you.
ELIAS: To you both this day, in tremendous affection and genuine appreciation, au revoir.
MICHAEL & DAWN: Au revoir.
Elias departs at 2:51 PM.
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