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Tuesday, October 27, 1998

<  Session 336 (Private/Phone)  >

ďThe Inner Sense of Tone and TouchĒ

ďIs Elias an Infallible Source?Ē

Participants: Mary (Michael), Paul (Caroll), and Joanne (Tyl).

Elias arrives at 2:37 PM. (Arrival time is 22 seconds.)

ELIAS: Good day!

PAUL: Good day, old friend! How are you?

ELIAS: As always!

PAUL: Itís good to hear your voice again!

ELIAS: And you are engaged in much activity, I am aware of.

PAUL: We have been very busy, yes. (Elias chuckles) So I do have a question for you this morning. Mary and Joanne and I were just talking about the website that weíve been working on, and regarding the cautioning that you expressed back in May Ė it was session 281 Ė your cautioning was in the area of remembrance of our responsibility. Iím wondering, in the effort that we have done to date, if we have accomplished what we talked about in terms of acceptable least distortion. If you would comment on that, it would be very helpful.

ELIAS: Very well. I express to you that within your expression and your efforts in your endeavors, I am quite encouraging of your actions, and I may be expressing to you that I am quite understanding of situations that hold within physical focus.

Now; let me also express to you that there are held concerns within physical focus that do not concern this essence, for the point is to be offering the information within the direction of this agenda, and I do not hold to all of the physical concerns that individuals within physical focus occupy themselves with. Within my own direction and expression, you may be offering this information, and as you are continuing in the direction of recognizing your responsibilities within the forum of this information, this is acceptable to this essence.

It matters not which direction you choose to be moving into. My information, which I have offered to many individuals, shall be helpful regardless, and I am quite encouraging of each individualís creative expression in this area, for as you each move in this direction, you are also lending energy to the action of this shift and its accomplishment.

PAUL: Thank you. I guess I have a follow-up question then. Specifically, Mary, Vicki and I have been working closely on this website, and Iím wondering if, from your point of view, are we moving in the most efficient direction in terms of getting this information actually published? And if weíre not moving in the most efficient direction, what advice would you offer to help our interaction become more efficient?

ELIAS: Let me express to you that my suggestion to each of you is to be evaluating your motivation in these areas concerning this information. I shall also be futurely expressing information to Lawrence in this area, for I am quite understanding of the underlying intent of the Sumafi family in holding to the least amount of distortion, and this is quite acceptable. But I also am cautioning of individuals not to be moving in the direction of fanaticism in this area, for I have spoken of this previously and that it may be slipped into quite easily at times.

Therefore, I express to each of you to be examining your movements in your desires and each of your intents individually, and also to be looking to your own motivations, that they may be in alignment with your individual intents, and as you are moving in that direction, you shall be accomplishing in what you seek to be moving into. You merely block yourselves in the area of moving outside of your individual intents, but this also is creating of conflict. Therefore, you offer yourselves indicators when you are moving outside of your intent. This, once again, be another area that I shall futurely be addressing to with Lawrence in this area. (This hasnít occurred to date)

As for yourselves, you may be continuing in your movement and I am not expressing any discouragement to you, for I perceive of no area that is presently to be causing of tremendous distortion elements. You merely need be addressing with each other and moving in the direction that you may each find your least conflict scenario, as you ARE continuing to filter through your own belief systems and these are quite influencing in many of these endeavors that you engage with each other. Are you understanding?

PAUL: Yes, I am. That was very helpful. Thank you very much. One last follow-up question in this area, Elias. Iím aware, as Iím doing my work on what I call the website, of an interaction with Ė for lack of a better term Ė wider aspects of myself. When I have a question, when I have a confusion, I do pose a question to myself, and Iím aware of various different energies at times that surround me or are within me and around me. Iíve come to, I guess, understand that I am interacting with other energy in helpfulness to achieve acceptable least distortion in this area. Do you have any comment on those interactions that Iím sensing?

ELIAS: I am quite acknowledging of this interaction, for you are allowing yourself to move in the direction of opening your periphery and engaging a wider awareness. In this action, you allow yourself to tap into more areas of your own consciousness and to be listening to the information which is available to you.

In this also, you offer yourself the opportunity to practice quite efficiently in validation of yourself and your own movement, for each of you holds a leaning in the area of discounting of self, and this particular situation that you are beginning to engage with yourself offers you the validation that you are accomplishing and moves you more efficiently into your own self acceptance and your own self expression, as not being dictated by another individual, and this would be the point in the action of this shift.

PAUL: Great. That was very helpful. Thank you. Joanne, do you have a question?

JO: Yeah. Iím not even sure whether to ask this, but Iím going to go ahead. You had suggested that Cindel and I get together, and it was very helpful for me from my artistic expression standpoint. I wondered if that was your intent, or if there is something else that you would like to add to that subject.

ELIAS: I shall express to you that my offering of that information was not necessarily to be suggesting to you that you each would be collaborating upon a joint effort in one specific direction, but that it may be quite helpful to you each to be objectively engaging each other and that you may be offering each of yourselves more information and helpfulness in your individual creations within each of your directions, for there is much to be offered in objective interaction with each other.

Also, I may express to you that as you may lend information and energy to Cindel in certain areas, Cindel also may be offering Ė if you are accepting of it Ė a quality of healing energy to you that may be helpful in areas that you yourself have found challenging and have experienced some elements of struggling with within this particular focus.

JO: Thank you very much.

ELIAS: You are quite welcome.

JO: Iíve been exploring my Judea focus, and I wondered if I could ask some questions with regard to my impressions of that.

ELIAS: You may.

JO: I sense that my focus in that time is aware of me as a future reincarnation or incarnation, and because she believes in karma, she sees my life as an effect of things that she causes, and her life as an effect of our Egyptian focus. Is that correct? (Pause)

ELIAS: Yes, you are correct, and YOU may be lending energy to that focus in your understanding that there is no karma in the sense that it is presented within religious belief systems, and in this [you] may be helpful in the furthering of an awareness with that particular individual to not be adding to the belief system of duplicity, which in turn also is affecting of your own focus within this present now.

JO: Is Lawrence paralleling this action? Do we have this in common? (Pause)

ELIAS: There ARE certain aspects of this, although Lawrence presently moves into a different direction, as allowing more influence of other focuses which he holds and opening to those particular focuses in attempting to be widening his awareness. He engages a subjective action of reconstruction of elements of this type of energy, which is projected through those types of expressions of other focuses. (Huh? ĎSplain it to me, Lucy!)

JO: Back to my other focusí beliefs in karma, I seem to be blocking on the children front, and Iím wondering if something terrible happened and if I have some guilt over perhaps the loss of a child or of children, and feelings of unworthiness are coming out of that.

ELIAS: There ARE religious held belief systems within that particular focus which are suggestive of sinfulness, and that this is producing of certain physical exhibitions within a particular focus. In this, it is not the situation of the loss of a child, but of what would be termed within that time period as barrenness, which is also looked upon as a punishment from God within the religious belief systems. Therefore, this is quite influencing within the emotional expression of that focus.

JO: And that seems to be contingent upon the beliefs around the Egyptian focus.

ELIAS: This is also quite influencing, yes.

JO: So I didnít have children in the Judea focus.


JO: I have the impression that Vivienís impression was correct: that I was older, that I was about 23 when Great Herod died, and I was in his employ. Is that correct? (Pause)

ELIAS: Correct, although your age within years would be two years older.

JO: Okay, and I believe I was born in a Galilean Essene household. (Pause)


JO: And I did not learn how to read and write. (Pause)

ELIAS: You are correct.

JO: And am I related to John? A cousin? (Pause)

ELIAS: Quite distantly, correct.

JO: And are the two women Iím thinking of the same person? (Pause)

ELIAS: No. These would be different focuses.

JO: Were they courtesans, both of them? (Pause)

ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.

JO: Could you please help me understand my relationship with my friend Bill? I know he was there, and that weíre continuing some kind of learning now. (Pause)

ELIAS: You are engaging a situation in bleed-through action of focuses that allows you the opportunity to be moving in the direction of addressing to issues that are held within both focuses, and in this you may each lend energy and supportiveness to each other in the recognition that each of you addresses similar situations, circumstances, and affectingness of belief systems in this focus as you have held in that particular focus.

This is not to say that you both hold the same belief systems as each other or are dealing with the same issues as each other, but in recognition that you are both addressing to the same type of situation in both focuses and that these focuses are very influencing of each other, this allows you the opportunity to be exploring these issues and to be helpful to each other.

In like manner to any other individuals that may be engaging each other in two or several different focuses together, one may be engaging an issue in the area of what you may term to be business, and within another time period, that individual may be a type of ruler or landlord.

Therefore, certain aspects of the issues that they hold in both focuses concern themselves with the same subject matter and therefore lend to more of an ease of a bleed-through without reconstructing the energy in a different manner. The other individual may be dealing with issues of family and relationships, and this may be expressed in different manners within these same two focuses.

Now; the issues that each of the individuals deal with are quite different in nature, but they are both occupying the same two focuses and they both engage each other within the same two focuses. Therefore, in recognition of this, each of these individuals may be lending energy and supportiveness to each other as they recognize that they are both being influenced by the same focuses. Are you understanding?

JO: Yes. Is his name Marcellus, and is he a Roman captain? (Pause)

ELIAS: Marchellus (correcting pronunciation), and you are correct that he is within Roman soldiery.

JO: And Chuza Ė Iím not sure if thatís the way itís pronounced Ė who is typified as my husband, I donít get the feeling that we were married. And is that a focus of Cynthia? (Pause)

ELIAS: Correct. The pronunciation for this would be Q-zayí.

JO: Thank you. My original name was not Joanna. Was it Jezebel?

ELIAS: No. This would be Jessaline.

JO: Could you spell that, please?


JO: And I just wondered ... for one thing, Iíd like to invite you to paint any odd brush strokes on my canvas that youíd like, and also to please tell me, is the imagery that I got with the bible salesman significant? There was ark imagery and there was Nebuchadnezzar imagery and foot of the cross imagery, and also the adulteress in the temple. Was that me? (Pause)

ELIAS: Correct.

JO: And I will be investigating the other two examples of imagery. Thank you.

ELIAS: Very good! I am encouraging of your effort in this area.

JO: Thank you. I just wondered if ... (to Paul) yeah, go ahead.

PAUL: I have a question, Elias, in this area too, with the Judea focus that Joanne and I share where Iím her brother. You mentioned to Vivien that I was a scribe. I connected as a sort of monk or religious individual focused in religious issues. I got a name that I would like to check with you, Hezie or Hezekiah. Is that accurate for that focus? (Pause)

ELIAS: Hezekiah would be correct.

PAUL: Oh! And that begins with the letter H?

ELIAS: Correct.

PAUL: Interesting! And I also had imagery of this individual, and I would describe him as a pleasant looking man, tall, over six-foot tall, with rusty red but rusty brown brownish hair and a short, rusty brownish beard. Is that an accurate description of this individualís features? (Pause)

ELIAS: You are correct. Length of hair would be approximately to shoulder, and the form, although thin, is also muscular.

PAUL: Interesting. Iíd like to jump ahead in time to the French Revolution focus and some impressions that I got there. I got two very clear images of a male and a female. Iím not sure that theyíre related. Iíll start with the male. I see someone who has, again, shoulder-length hair, but this time itís black, and this individual is some sort of magistrate or some sort of official. (Pause)

ELIAS: Ah! This individual occupies a position of police.

PAUL: (Laughing) Oh, great! Interesting. So this individual would be then, I guess as far as sides go during this time, he would be on the side of the monarchy?

ELIAS: Correct, and the established government.

PAUL: Interesting, and heís a fairly ... Iím just trying to find the right word to describe his personality. He can be brutal in his job.

ELIAS: I shall express to you that this particular individual is not well thought of by other individuals occupying the position of the Resistance. (pronounced with a decidedly French accent)

PAUL: Hmm. Okay, and I got the name Francois for this individual. Is that anywhere near?

ELIAS: (Chuckling) This is quite amusing! Let me express to you what you have connected to.

This individual occupies himself with a secret hobby of visitation of a certain young lady Ė which would otherwise be within his custody Ė as an expression of his position, (chuckling) and this individual lady, so to speak, holds the name of Francoise.


ELIAS: You have connected with his fascination, not with his identification of name! (Chuckling)

PAUL: (Laughing) Well then, let me get on to this young lady with this name Francoise. I do get an image of an attractive, blond woman. Would this be Francoise? (Pause)

ELIAS: No. What you are visualizing with this individual is the focus of Elizabeth.

PAUL: Interesting! The last piece of information in this focus is, I got the name Charlemagne as connected to the young blond woman. I know thatís a male name, so Iím not sure how that name is connected to this young blond woman. (Pause)

ELIAS: This is more of an identification of a type of expression. Let me explain to you that your imagery is moving in the direction of expressing itself more abstractly than necessarily literally. You are allowing yourself to be connecting with your own imagery, but you are interpreting this to yourself in colorful manners, that you may be more efficiently connecting with certain personalities and elements of different individuals within their expressions, offering you different angles, so to speak, of their personality expressions. Therefore, look to this particular word as more of an identification of a leaning in the direction of personality expression, not necessarily in a literal sense of identification of name.

PAUL: That was very helpful. I knew with that name that it wasnít a reference to the historical figure of Charles the Great. The name really had a meaning with this woman and was connected somehow, and your explanation was very helpful there.

The last piece of imagery Ė I just remembered another one too Ė in this focus was that I knew Ron/Olivia, and somehow was connected with him as soldiers during the conflict, during the war, and there was one clear image of a desperate, pitched battle on a hillside or a mountainside, by an ocean or a lake, perhaps, and I was just wondering if you would comment on that impression. (Pause)

ELIAS: Olivia engaged within certain activity in this time period Ė for a very brief time framework Ė in the direction of aligning with soldiers.

Now; Olivia, within that particular focus, also held a brother who was actively engaged within the kingís army. In this, there was one brief encounter of Olivia in aligning with the brother merely for the situation of loyalty to family. But in that particular focus, he was not aligning with the political expression in the same manner that his brother moved into, and this was creating of what you may term to be a rift in relationship of these two individuals.

As I have expressed to you within your other imagery, you move in the direction of abstraction, which allows you information, but not necessarily at what you may consider to be literal or face value, for you are offering yourself side glances to be peering into different angles of those individuals that you are connecting with.

PAUL: Great. That was very helpful, and actually it felt that way. And (unintelligible words) symbolic and abstract, so thatís very helpful in helping me interpret that information. Jo?

JO: Yeah, I would just like to ask another question. Iím having some trouble with the early years of Joannaís life, and there seems to be some contradictions, probably because Iíve been reading too much history. But I was wondering if you could give me some clues that would help me figure out the very earliest years, and particularly how I became a courtesan, and how that could have happened during those times. (Pause)

ELIAS: This was an offering of family, to be favorably engaged by the individual occupying the throne at the time.

JO: Right. Can you describe how close I am to ... well, Iím trying to connect myself with the historical figures, obviously. Was I the cousin that John was uncomfortable about? And if you can also tell me how I came to meet Magdalene, that would be very helpful. (Pause)

ELIAS: In this relationship, you do not hold what you would term to be closeness with the family member of cousin, and I may also express that this individual engages activities secretly outside of the role and position held and therefore moves within other circles, so to speak, unknown to those within court, and this offers the opportunity to be engaging many other individuals.

JO: Right. So I was a liaison into the court?

ELIAS: Not necessarily, for as I have stated, this action was engaged secretly as to not be creating conflict and angering individuals that hold power in relation to yourself.

JO: Okay. And Magdalene was of a similar situation, as her family offered her up to the throne also?

ELIAS: Correct.

JO: Okay, thank you.

PAUL: Elias, would you like to take a break now, or should we continue with our questions?

ELIAS: You may be continuing with your inquiries and we shall be disengaging subsequent to a few of your continued inquiries, as I wish not to be creating of taxing situation with Michael.

PAUL: I understand. Thatís why I asked the question. So weíll just continue, and then weíll finish up. Another question: Iíve become aware, reading the information on focuses, that it feels like this focus of Paul is a final focus. Is that correct? (Pause)

ELIAS: Correct.

PAUL: And also, with the information youíve given to date on the action of transition, it also feels as though I have engaged that action also. Is that correct? (Pause)

ELIAS: Correct.

PAUL: So another question ... and this comes from interacting with Margot a little bit and reading some of her information, the session where she asks a question and you mention that 23 years previous to the time she asked her question that she had started the action of transition. I was wondering if you would offer any information about the symptoms or traits that indicate this beginning of transition. In other words, is there a traumatic event that occurs to trigger it, or are there gradual things that occur to begin this action of transition while still physically focused?

ELIAS: This would be dependent upon the individual. At certain times with certain individuals, they may be choosing to launch themselves, so to speak, into this action of transition with some event within their focus that may be considered significant, although this is not the rule. It is merely dependent upon the individual, their intent, and their choice of expression.

Some individuals within physical focus lean more in the direction of creating much drama within their expressions, and in that situation, those individuals may be creating of more flamboyant entrances into the action of transition. At times, other individuals may be creating an ease and gradual movement into this action.

Therefore, as I have stated to you, it is quite individual in how you are moving into this particular action.

I shall express to you that you have chosen to be engaging this action within four years previous to this present now within this focus, and not necessarily creating of one individual event that would be marking of your movement into this action, although creating many different elements within your focus and affecting of your perception within that particular year that you may be noticing as indicative of your movement and your choice of this action of transition.

PAUL: Then that would explain why, in that period of 1994 and thereafter, there were so many changes that I have gone through.

ELIAS: Correct.

PAUL: Interesting. Thank you for that information. I have another question for you, and I think Iíve debated this with Vicki too. I donít think Iíve talked to Mary; maybe I have. But anyway, given that you offer information, in your terms, within the intent of the least distortion, are you to be considered an infallible source? (Elias chuckles, and Paul laughs)

JO: Can we believe what you tell us? (Laughing)

ELIAS: I shall express to you that infallible implies an absolute, and in this there may not be any infallible element within consciousness, for there are no absolutes.

Therefore, I may express to you that the information that I offer to you is correct within its translation and is offered for your understanding of your reality, but as to an expression of infallible, which is your projection of your idea of gods, this would be incorrect, for this is offering the idea that there are certain expressions that may not be changed, and this would not be correct.

There is no absoluteness within essence. It is merely not possible to be translating to you the lack of absoluteness within the confines of your language, for your language itself implies certain absolutes. This be the reason that I am encouraging of you to be conceptualizing in assimilating this information, for language is a translation which is quite limiting at times.

PAUL: Well, you just read my mind because I was going to ask you about the conceptual sense, which is probably what weíre all using when we read this type of information. And just for the record, I just want to state that as Iíve worked with it for the last year, itís become clear to me that itís an elegant and subtle description of subjective reality that does hold the least distortion. So, I am quite taken with it and find it quite beautiful, a quite beautiful expression! So I just wanted to say that.

Another question I have in this area too is not about distortion or infallibility, but in session Ė I think itís #220 Ė you mention that there are few essences of the Sumafi family physically engaging energy exchanges. I know of Elias. I know Ron engages Paul (Patel), as we call him. How many others are there of this type of physical energy exchange presently?

Paulís note: find out more about Eliasí reference in session 220 to Sumafi energy exchanges.

ELIAS: Within this present time period, within your physical dimension, in objective expression, there would be, of the Sumafi family, (pause) throughout your globe, seven in number of essences which engage this type of energy exchange.

PAUL: Well, thatís a fewer number than I would have thought. Are a number of them in the continents of Russia and Asia? (Pause)

ELIAS: There are energy exchanges occurring within several different continents upon your physical planet, with the exception of your Arctics, your Australian, and presently, your South American.

PAUL: Well, Elias, thank you for that.

A follow-up question Iíve been meaning to ask you for a while is, you use the term ďdimensionĒ to refer to our world, and I wonder if you would clarify, when you use the term dimension, are you referring to only the planet Earth, or are you also referring to what we conventionally conceive of as our physical universe?

ELIAS: Your physical universe; not merely your planet, but all that you view physically within what you know to be as your universe.

PAUL: Thank you. So therefore, the shift is only occurring on this planet. Is that correct?

ELIAS: It is occurring within this particular universal space of this physical dimension, and in this, for the most part, your physical planet is that which holds the expression of essences physically focused.

PAUL: Are you saying that there are no other planets in what we call our universe that hold physically focused essences at present in this time framework?

ELIAS: I am NOT. I have expressed to you ďfor the most part,Ē not that you are the ONLY physically focused essences within this physical universe dimension.

PAUL: Okay, thatís good, Ďcause that would have been quite a shock to me! (Elias chuckles)

Another question, Elias, is regarding the essence of Patel and the focus of Paul that Ron interacts with. In your terms and in your definition, you say that youíre (inaudible). Iím using the wrong term, but the primary portion of your focus is focused in what you term Regional Area 4. Is Patel also primarily focused in Regional Area 4?

ELIAS: Correct.

PAUL: Thank you. Another question on my list of many questions is, you mention in Ė I couldnít find the session number Ė but you have mentioned previously that the action of this shift in consciousness moves away from our current ďdefinition of spirituality into a more realistic expression of what you may term spirituality.Ē Could you elaborate on this more realistic expression of spirituality?

ELIAS: A more realistic expression of spirituality is to be incorporating ALL of you, which also would encompass all of your physical expressions and the acceptance of all of your physical expressions, which you Ė within your belief systems Ė move in the direction of denying physical expressions as not being an element of spirituality. In this, the acceptance of the entirety of self in all of its expressions and all of its creations would be the definition of spirituality, not merely the expressions of non-physical aspects of essence, or that which you term to be self.

PAUL: So that would reinforce the idea that itís important to embrace our physical nature in all of its many facets.

ELIAS: Quite!

PAUL: In the context of a more realistic expression of spirituality, that includes all the things that go along with being physically focused in this beautiful area that we call Regional Area 1, I guess.

ELIAS: Yes, and the recognition that there is no separation within your physical expression either, that you are connected and inter-connected with all that you create within your physical dimension. The physical elements of your expressions are equal in the expression of your spirituality, so to speak. It is the expression of the ALL of you, not merely one aspect of you that you view to be removed from yourself or outside of yourself non-physically focused, as what you think of as a higher self, which I have expressed many times previously, you do not hold a higher self! You already ARE your highest expression. You merely do not incorporate all of you into your expression of your spirituality, and as this shift in consciousness is accomplished, you shall be realizing of all that is within the new definition of spirituality, incorporating all of your focuses and ALL of the aspects of your physical manifestations.

PAUL: So this more realistic expression of spirituality includes an equilibrium, perhaps, of the objective and subjective selves. Is that correct?

ELIAS: Correct.

PAUL: And it would seem that a complementary aspect of that would be also an equilibrium between intellect and intuition.

ELIAS: Correct; a balance.

PAUL: Great. Thank you. That was very helpful. I do have another question about some information youíve given on the inner senses, and itís from session 162, and you say, ďYou have been offered exercises to exercise your empathic sense, your sense of conceptualization, and also your inner sense of tone and touch, this being what you have exercised with our example of clarity.Ē That sort of confuses me, and I wonder if you would clarify Ė in the clarity exercise Ė the inner sense of tone and touch. What do you mean by that? (Pause)

Paulís note: find out more about Eliasí reference in session 162 to the inner senses of tone and touch.

ELIAS: Tone is different from sound. Tone is a vibrational quality, and in this, your outer sense is a physical mirror image in its quality of connecting with sound. Within, in the inner senses, tone is the vibrational qualities that are held within consciousness, which you may access, and this may offer you information to the different qualities of different expressions of essence, although this particular type of tapping into within inner senses is more difficult for your understanding, for this is requiring of more translation within your thought process, for if you are allowing yourself to be accessing in conjunction with your conceptualization, you may more easily be understanding what you are accessing.

Certain elements of consciousness are much more difficultly translated into your physical language. Your thought processes are also a form of physical language. It is a translation of energy, and this is your means of communication to yourself and to other individuals, within physical terms. But much of consciousness is expressed through tone, and this is not so very easily translated into your thought energy. Therefore, it is not as easily accessed, although it is possible and you do hold the ability within physical focus to be accessing this information.

The point of the exercise in clarity is to be allowing you the opportunity to be manipulating outer senses, which may also offer you more of an understanding of how to be manipulating inner senses more efficiently and to be using your inner senses in conjunction with each other as you use your outer senses in conjunction with each other, but you do not allow yourselves to be efficiently manipulating your OUTER senses, which you are quite familiar with!

Therefore, I have offered that particular exercise, that you may become more familiar with manipulating these senses that you hold familiarity with, and in this you may offer yourself the opportunity to more efficiently manipulate your inner senses, which shall be offering you more information within consciousness, and also, it shall be helpful to you in manipulating energy within the action of this shift.

PAUL: Great. That was very helpful in terms of tone, Elias. That clears up your reference there in the sense of tone, but could you comment on the comment you made about tone and touch? Touch seems so physically focused, and tone doesnít. I can understand the word tone in terms of subjective state, but touch seems so physical. Is the word touch connected to an inner sense somehow?

ELIAS: Yes. This also moves in the direction of empathic, although it is slightly different from the empathic sense, for it moves more in the direction of the allowance of connection with other aspects of consciousness and other essences in mergence.

Just as within your objective physical terms, you look to your sense of touch as an expression of connection with another individual or any other object or element within your physical focus, within inner senses this also would be the case, but within the expression of mergence, which allows you to be accessing more information through experience. This may be, as I have stated, moved into in conjunction with your empathic sense and may be offering you more fullness in the area of experiencing other elements of consciousness, not merely other essences or other individuals as focuses of essence.

PAUL: Thank you. Thatís very helpful. I just have one more question for today. I appreciate all of the answers youíve given us both, and I have a lot to think about. I believe in session 185, when you were discussing the shift and the baseline of the shift, acceptance and accepting belief systems, you mentioned that there is a small tribe ... Iím not sure what you said specifically, but a small tribe that has essentially accomplished the action of the shift. So my question to you is, does that mean that they now practice what you have been describing as acceptance? (Pause)

ELIAS: They are practicing in reality many of the elements of this shift in consciousness, in their abilities and allowing themselves enough of their own widening of awareness to be allowing themselves to move in and out of experiences that are held to be in conjunction with this shift in consciousness. Those experiences that you individuals presently move in the direction of exploration with, they are already experiencing as common ground of their everyday existence, although they have not entirely moved into the fullness of acceptance of belief systems within your linear time period yet.

In this, I shall express to you that they ARE moving quite close to this expression of the acceptance of belief systems, and as you en masse move more into the action of this shift in consciousness, this also lends energy to that expression of their acceptance of belief systems, which also lends energy to YOUR acceptance of YOUR belief systems.

PAUL: What continent or region would you say this group of people are on?

ELIAS: This would be in the area of your South America.

PAUL: Interesting. One final question, Elias, on acceptance and the total lack of judgment. Iím still ... I guess many of us are still struggling to understand how we can hold belief systems and yet still engage this action of acceptance, which is the lack of judgment. So my question is, what type of belief systems will there be to support acceptance? In other words, these belief systems of right and wrong and good and bad will certainly be neutralized. So what type of belief systems, what birds in our bird cage will exist to support this notion of acceptance?

ELIAS: You shall not continue to hold the birds within the cages. You shall merely hold the cage.

PAUL: Wow. Excellent!

ELIAS: I shall be disengaging this day, for I wish not to be taxing of Michael further. Therefore, I offer to you each this day great affection, and express to you much encouragement in your movements. I offer to you much energy and lovingness, and bid you each a very fond au revoir.

PAUL: Thank you.

JO: Au revoir!

Elias departs at 4:03 PM.

Vicís note: When I first listened to this session, I assumed that the audio difficulties were because Paul and Jo were using a speaker phone. However, they assure me they werenít. So, it remains a mystery as to the inaudible parts of this tape, of which there are more than are indicated. Some were cleared up by Paul and Jo.

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