Session 201509201

“Furthering the Subject of Presence”
“Moving from Control to Self-Directedness”
“Matching Energy with Intention”

Sunday, September 20, 2015 (Group/Webinar)

Participants: Mary (Michael), Anne (Monique), Axel (Ricarro), Chris, Dale (Jene), Debbie (Tamarra), Ethan (Jasper), Galen (Naoko), Harrison, Jean (Lyla), Jeff B.(Galina), Jeff R., Jennifer (Margarite), Jens (Samira), Jeremy, Joab, John (Rrussell), Julie (Fontine), Lexa, Lynda (Ruther), Melissa (Leah), Philip (Patre), Rose (Quillan), Tariq, Trish, Wendy (Myiisha), and Anonymous.

ELIAS: Good day! I am choosing the subject, as I am aware presently. Therefore, the subject for today will be furthering the subject of presence. And in that, I will be posing questions to all of you to be interactive in this subject and sharing your experiences in relation to being present, what you notice, what you feel, what you are aware of, what differences you notice if you are being present.

And in this, the first aspect of this subject that we will be addressing to is reactions. You will obviously know that you are NOT being present if you are reacting. If you are being present, you will not be reactive. For being present is that state in which you are aware of yourself, aware of your surroundings, aware of your participation in whatever the situation is, and aware of your choices.

There is a difference between responding and reacting. The reason that we will be addressing to this subject of reaction is that you are ready to understand this piece, which is very intricate to your ability to be present and is your greatest indicator as to when you are not being present, also addressing to the factor which we began in our previous conversation and discussion in association with how being present is not work. It is not difficult. It is not a task. It is, in actuality, easy to be present.

In this, in first addressing to reactions, let me express the difference between responding and reacting, for you can be responding very quickly and it not be a reaction.

Reaction is always associated with control. Control and the lack of control are the same. They are both an illusion. In actuality, there is no “both” – they are the same subject.

And in that, control is an idea. It is an illusion that you have developed and learned as an expression or as an idea that you think is real. And it is not. But it is such an intricate part of your perceptions that, as I have expressed recently, it is almost unfathomable that you could even separate out control from your perception, for it is so interwoven in everything you do and how you perceive everything in your world about everything and about yourselves. It is continuously being expressed.

Now; reaction always involves a factor of control. It is the moment in which you are expressing what you think of, what you identify or associate with a lack of control. That prompts you to react. You have no choices in that moment, and that is what prompts you to react.

Lack of control is very similar to anger. It is an expression in which you feel helpless. You cannot generate any action or any solution to the situation, for you have no choices. You do not see your choices. You do not know you have choices in a particular moment. This prompts you to react.

In this, most reaction is also defense. You are expressing a defense of yourself or of some subject. And in that, you project a force in energy. In this, this is entirely incompatible with being present. And if you are being present, there is no necessity for control or lack of control, and therefore there is no reaction.

And as I expressed, you can be responding very strongly and very quickly in any situation in any moment and it not be a reaction. For that factor of control is not present. That is what sets apart reaction.

Now; in this, what I would pose to each of you is the question: what have you noticed in your experience what you generally react to? How often are you reactive, or how often do you think you are reactive? And how successful have any of you been, or have all of you been, in being more present?

Now; before you answer that question, let me also express an acknowledgement to all of you, that you are being more present than you may actually realize, that you are having more moments than you may actually be crediting yourselves with that you are being present. Let me also express to you another factor. Many of you ask the question for a percentage of how much you are shifted, which in actuality is somewhat meaningless, but that I have indulged regardless.

Now; in this, in relation to being present, many of you are actually incorporating moments – moments – in which you are either almost fully shifted, or you are fully shifted.

Now; you have not moved in the direction yet of maintaining that, but you do have moments. Some of you have more moments than others, but for all of you, you are moving forward to such an extent and so rapidly at this point that you are actually moving in and out of being shifted, or almost shifted. Therefore, be encouraged and inspired by yourselves that you are accomplishing so tremendously.

Now; back to the presence, which will tremendously aid you in that shifting also. The question stands in relation to your experiences in reactiveness, and in relation to your experiences in being present. I open the floor to each of you.

WENDY: Elias, this is Wendy.


WENDY: Myiisha. Hi! I had an experience this morning where I woke up and I was very anxious about work and money and aging, all kinds of… I just got myself into a state, and I realized I was doing it and I decided to very consciously focus on the miraculous, beautiful things about life and to try to open up to some of that energy. And I took my morning walk, which is always nice. And I felt like I managed to do it, and it was a whole different feeling. And I thought maybe the anxiety thing was something to push me in the direction of doing that. And I felt present. I was thinking about that. I wasn’t really thinking about being shifted, but it was a very empowering feeling. And I’m wondering…

ELIAS: Congratulations!

WENDY: Thank you. I’m wondering if that’s what you’re talking about.

ELIAS: Yes. Now; there are points in what you expressed in relation to your experience, which is also quite pertinent to our conversation presently. In this present time framework, you are continuing to be engaging this wave in consciousness in relation to this religious belief system, the religious wave.

Now; in this, as we have discussed, this wave is significantly important, for it is facilitating an action in encouraging and moving you in the direction of being more aware, addressing to those yes and no expressions, being more aware of your motivation, being more aware of your signals, your feelings and what they mean, being more aware of expressing yourselves, expressing your feelings, generating that release of energy, and therefore you are not moving in that old direction of filling that invisible container any longer. And that also is very much related to being present.

In this, I would acknowledge that once again, to reiterate myself, you are occupying a very crowded boat presently with these types of experiences, in which you generate a feeling that you may not initially identify, or you may identify the feeling but you are not identifying what triggered the feeling. And in that, you are prompted to pay attention but not to be necessarily reacting to the feeling or allowing the feeling to dictate your behavior.

Now; at times, depending upon the situation, that may be more challenging than in other time frameworks. And it can be challenging when you are generating a feeling and you do not know or you have not objectively identified what prompted that feeling, or what triggered that feeling. Therefore, you do not know what the trigger is, you do not know what the association is, you do not even know what the subject is.

And in that, that can be challenging, to not allow the feeling to dictate your behavior. It can also be very challenging to not react to the feeling. What you did in noticing this agitated feeling and acknowledging that, even without discerning the reasons – that is not always necessary, initially. It is beneficial eventually. But in the moment it may not be as important to understand all of the components that are prompting that feeling.

In this, as you acknowledged that feeling and generated what? A choice, rather than a reaction. You noted it. You chose to be engaging your walk, which also allowed that release of energy, which is excellent, and I am very much acknowledging of you in your execution of those steps (Wendy laughs) of acknowledging the feeling, expressing the feeling and releasing that energy. And in generating your walk and releasing that energy, without thinking but choosing to be present and to not necessarily be incorporating a thought process or an analyzation of what was occurring, but rather being aware: aware of yourself, aware of your surroundings, aware of your participation in your surroundings. And what did you generate? The feeling dissipated, it stopped, and you experienced that empowerment. I did not use the word “feeling,” that you did not “feel” that, for it was not necessarily a matter of incorporating a different feeling or replacing one feeling with another feeling. You generated an experience that was empowering, in which you were very clearly and easily aware of you. That is an excellent example of what we are speaking of.

WENDY: Thank you. Good. When you talk about identifying the trigger, it’s hard for me to do that without starting to get analytical, and that feels like I’m going down a wormhole. You know, when I start to analyze those kinds of feelings, I really… I get sunk.

ELIAS: Let me express to you, this is very common also, when an individual is attempting to discern or discover what a trigger is and you do not know what it is. You know what the feeling is, you can identify the feeling, but you do not necessarily know what that trigger is, and therefore you do not know what the subject is that is linked to the feeling. And you may not even know what triggered the feeling.

WENDY: I have my…

ELIAS: You may not… Continue.

WENDY: I just said I have some ideas, but when I…

ELIAS: Yes. You may be aware of what the trigger was, or you may not be. In either scenario, for many individuals the automatic idea is to attempt to analyze and discover what was the trigger, what was the association, what is the subject. Let me express to you, you are correct. When you attempt to analyze, it is, or you can liken it to, sliding into a wormhole and not being able to give yourself answers, and you can easily confuse yourself more.

Let me express what is a much more efficient, effective method to (Elias sighs) piece the puzzle together, in a manner of speaking, is not to try and analyze it, but rather either engage another individual and speak. Not attempting to evaluate, not attempting to discover or analyze, merely talk about the feeling. And remember: many of the associations that are triggered you may not initially remember, but your body consciousness knows. Therefore, what are tricks that you can incorporate to prompt your objective recall of what your body remembers? TIME. Therefore, when you are talking to another individual and you are talking about the feeling, include time. When did it begin? When did you notice?

WENDY: About 3:30 a.m.

ELIAS: What were you doing?

WENDY: Waking up from a dream.

ELIAS: Precisely. You were sleeping.


ELIAS: But you were awakening from a dream. When you include time, then you are yourself triggering the body in recall of the memory. Therefore, you were sleeping, 3:30 a.m., and you were waking from a dream with this feeling.

WENDY: That’s usually when I get up, when I’m going to go to work.

ELIAS: Then you begin to express the question: what was I doing? I was dreaming. What was the dream?

WENDY: That seems to be gone.

ELIAS: What was the feeling of the dream? You woke with it.

WENDY: Kind of where am I, what’s going on?

ELIAS: That is a clue. Now; in that, it is not a matter of attempting to, once again, analyze the situation or analyze what was occurring, whether it be a situation in waking time or in a dream. It is not a matter of analyzing the dream or analyzing the activity that you were doing. All that is necessary is to express about the feeling and include the time that you noticed that it began and what you were doing at that time. You need no more conclusions, no more information. That eventually will prompt the answer. It will come to you.

WENDY: Okay.

ELIAS: Not necessarily in that moment, but what you have done is you have communicated to the body consciousness, “Allow this memory to be recalled.” For the body consciousness is holding the memory but not necessarily allowing the recall of it. For you have, in a manner of speaking, safeguards. You have safeguards in place in relation to memory. If a memory sparks an uncomfortable feeling, there are safeguards that your body installs automatically to block the recall, to not necessarily engage that uncomfortable feeling. But when the feeling is triggered, you can present that message to the body consciousness merely by speaking about the feeling and the time that the feeling occurred and what you were doing at that time. That is enough information for the body consciousness to acknowledge that it is all right to release that recall.

Now; in that, what I would express to you also another method, if you are not let us say perhaps able to engage another individual in this type of situation: Write it.

WENDY: Okay.

ELIAS: Journal.

WENDY: Okay.

ELIAS: If you write what you are feeling, you do not need the interaction of another individual. Speaking, as I have expressed previously, engages both hemispheres of your brain. Therefore, it is different from thinking. You will offer yourself more information through speaking and hearing yourself speak than you will by thinking. You only use one hemisphere of your brain to think. When you write, you also use both hemispheres of your brain, for now you are engaging a physical action.

Therefore, as you write you are generating the same action as speaking. And in that, in expressing your feeling through writing, many individuals will allow themselves to express that in actuality more fully, for they are not concerned with how it may be received by another individual.

In this, you may not objectively recall in that moment either, but you will, for it does the same action. It gives your body consciousness permission to release that recall.

And in that, in some perhaps unrelated activity, a day later or two days later, you may incorporate one of your ah-ha moments and express, “Oh! That is what that was prompted by!” Or maybe three or four days later. It matters not. It WILL present itself to you. But the most efficient and effective methods is either to speak or to write.

WENDY: Okay. Thank you.

ELIAS: You are very welcome. Next individual?

GALEN: Hey, Elias. This is Naoko.

ELIAS: Continue.

GALEN: What’s the difference between choice and control?

ELIAS: Ah! The difference between choice and control. You think that control is choice, but it is not. Control is a condition of choice. Control is the expression of how you choose, not choice itself. It is the condition of choice.

Lack of control is what you perceive to be no choice, or very limited choices, all of which generally are what you do not want or are unacceptable to you, and therefore they are perceived as the same as no choice.

GALEN: So it seems to me like control always has this element of force to it, like…

ELIAS: Yes. Control does always have an element of force.

GALEN: And how would one - because I notice in my own life, like if I have, say, a fearful belief about something happening in the future, for example, that I’ll try very hard to control, basically, to try and neutralize it or stop believing it or eliminate it or whatever, and just in general control doesn’t work very well or it seems to have the opposite effect sometimes because it’s just like an opposing energy, basically.

ELIAS: You are correct. Control is an opposing energy, and generally you are unsuccessful. And when you are trying to control a situation or an expression, it can be frustrating or irritating or disappointing, for it genuinely is an illusion. You do not have control or lack of control. It is an idea. It is not an actual expression. Therefore, it is not successful.

Now; in this, you can – and many individuals do – define control as force. And therefore, that is different from control incorporating an element of force. Yes, you are correct in that it does. But many individuals interpret force or forcefulness or forcing to be controlling. And in actuality, that is an illusion also.

It is not necessarily the force itself that is allowing the individual to think that they are controlling of a situation or an expression, but rather the fear that is being reciprocated that reinforces the idea of control, that it is being successful, whether that be with other people or any other type of manifestation. It can even be a plant or an inanimate object that you force and therefore you are controlling. But in actuality, it is only viewed as controlling if the force is not met with resistance.

GALEN: It seems like a lot of people, including myself, also get into this loop where we try to control something, say a situation or some type of internal reality, and it just cascades and snowballs and we keep trying and trying and being met with failure, basically. So how does one stop controlling in that scenario?

ELIAS: Let me express to you, I agree with you, and I would express that you are correct in that assessment of that snowball effect, so to speak, when you are attempting to control and being unsuccessful in that. And how do you generate a different expression, or how do you express without control is an excellent question, which is precisely the point of what we are discussing. For in this, as I expressed, this is such interwoven aspect in your perceptions that it is almost inseparable, for it is so ingrained in all of you.

In this, this is the point of being present. When you are present, you are aware that you do have choices in any situation. You may not always know what they are objectively, initially, but you are aware that they are present. You are aware that you have choices and that you will give them to yourself.

In this, it is a matter first of all of paying attention and being aware of what you are paying attention to. Are you paying attention to expressions that reinforce that idea of control, or lack of control? Are you directing your attention to other individuals and what they do, and they irritate you and they express themselves in stupid manners that are ludicrous and are irritating and frustrating and a waste of your time? What are you expressing in that? A lack of control, irritation and frustration with other individuals, for they do not do what you want them to do. They do not express themselves in the manner that you think they should express themselves or that you believe are beneficial expressions or aware expressions or enlightened expressions or even intelligent expressions, or sensitive, or caring, or feeling — whatever it may be, it is not what you want. And it does not match what you think is the correct direction.

What does all of that express? You have no control. And it is irritating, and it is frustrating. But remember: Control/no control, it is all the same. It is all the same.

In this, how do you not react? How do you not express control? By being aware. Not thinking; being aware. When you are genuinely aware and you are genuinely present, I would express that all of you participating now have had moments in which you are genuinely present. And if you genuinely evaluate in those moments, all of those expressions that you think are so important become unimportant. All that remains is what you are doing now, what you want, and that you are empowered and comfortable and satisfied.

Myiisha, in the moment of that experience of being present, what was important in that moment? Being. Experiencing that empowerment and being. Was anything else important in that moment? No. Other than what you were doing in the moment and what you want and your own satisfaction and your greatest benefit, which you are not thinking about, you are BEING. Which is different.

In this, when you are being present you are not necessarily thinking. You may be somewhat thinking. You may incorporate some thoughts, for in being present you would be using your thought mechanism in its proper function, which is what? Translating information that is being offered to it through avenues of communication. If you are engaging a walk and being present, you are in an environment that is continuously changing. Your senses are inputting information. You may have thoughts. The air smells fresh, the breeze is crisp, the light is amazing. You may have thoughts, but you are not thinking. You are not giving yourself a subject to be analyzing or evaluating. You are not thinking; you are engaging thoughts that are translating information that you are inputting to yourself. You are experiencing.

And in that, everything around you is not less important to you. (Slowly and deliberately) You are ultimately important and everything around you is equally important. But not in a manner of doing. Not in the capacity of “Everything around me is important and I must engage it and do about it,” but in the manner of “I am ultimately important.” Not that you are thinking any of this; you are experiencing it: “I am ultimately important, and everything around me is equally important.”

GALEN: And… Sorry. Harrison has a question and I really want to… I’m curious about it as well. So, just quickly, what does not controlling have to do with the state of effortlessness?

ELIAS: What does not controlling have to do with the state of effortlessness? I would express, everything. (Galen chuckles) For there is always effort involved in control or your perception or the lack of control. In relation to the subject of control, it requires effort. For it is not a natural state. Therefore, you must express effort to generate it.

GALEN: Thank you.

ELIAS: You are welcome.

MODERATOR: The quick question from Harrison, if I can, Harrison from Perth: Is going with the flow the same as being present? Because when I go with the flow I don’t control.

ELIAS: Is going with the flow the same as being present? It can be, but not necessarily. For you could be, in your terms, going with the flow in a particular situation, which may merely mean expressing no resistance but not necessarily being present, just as you can be paying attention to now and be aware of now, and that is not necessarily being present either. If you are present, you will be now. But you can be paying attention to the now and not be present. You will likely go with the flow, in your terms, if you are being present, but not necessarily, for that is a choice. You may want to express resistance. That would be a choice also, in being present. But you would be doing it intentionally, not automatically.

In this, you could be being present and going with the flow, yes. But that is not a definite, absolute indicator that you are being present, for you could merely be doing that to not be expressing resistance.

I would acknowledge, in relation to your terminology of “going with the flow,” for the most part that action does create more ease, unless you are doing it in denial of yourself. But for the most part, if you are going with the flow, so to speak, it does generate more ease. It does create situations to be easier and interactions to be easier. But it is definitely not an absolute.

ETHAN: Elias, I’ve got a question about using symbols or imagery for presence. And I’ve been thinking that in terms of reactions you could think of…

ELIAS: Repeat. There is interference in relation to your communication.

ETHAN: Sorry. I’ll repeat. Imagery, in relation to presence or a symbol for presence. I was thinking that what (inaudible) would be good imagery for not reacting and possibly in relation to focusing on the greatest benefit that would be a tool, such as a (inaudible) and seeing elements around you that you could use as a tool in regards to this. So, seeing (inaudible) in your environment, rather than (inaudible) the wall. Was that imagery that could be used for presence or sort of like imagery behind the concept of presence (inaudible)?

ELIAS: First of all, I would express that there is a considerable interference in that communication. And therefore, there is also a considerable distortion in the communication. Is it possible for you to offer a translation?

MODERATOR: Ethan is writing the communication and I’m going to read it on his behalf. (Pause) It’s coming. (Chuckles) Ethan, let’s give you five seconds and if not, maybe somebody else can…

Okay, here’s the question. So imagery or symbol for presence, right? Water flowing off a duck’s back, would that be appropriate for not reacting? And what are the symbols for presence?

ELIAS: What would be a symbol or imagery for presence? (Pause) I would express that you could incorporate countless expressions of imagery as a symbol of presence. A tree. An ocean. A mountain. There are countless images in your world, in your reality that could be used as a symbol for presence. And it is not even necessary that it be what you think of as living. It could be a table or a lamp or an automobile. It matters not.

For in that, all of those expressions are generating presence. They incorporate a balance automatically of expressing a past and a future but occupying the now, and being. Any of those expressions are an example or an image or a symbol. You can choose whatever you wish as a symbol of presence.

The one manifestation that I would not encourage you to choose as a symbol of presence yet would be humans. That is changing, and therefore eventually you will generate the ability to use humans as a symbol of presence, but at this point now I would express that that would be inaccurate. But anything else in your reality you could use as a symbol or as imagery of presence. For humans are the only expression that generate control – or think they do.

Next question?

JEFF B: Hi Elias! This is Jeff. I would like to know what the recommendation would be for moving from control to self- directedness, and if you could explain the difference between the two.

ELIAS: The difference between control and self-directedness and how you move from one to the other, which essentially I have already answered, but in that, I would say that the difference between them is response versus reaction, therefore choice without force. Those would be the identifications of one versus the other.

How do you move from one to the other? How do you move from control to self-directedness? Self-directedness is not control. It is awareness. It is awareness with what you would term to be purpose; purpose meaning a direction, a goal, an intention.

Self-directedness is the expression of precisely that: directing yourself intentionally in the actions, expressions, behaviors, movements and directions that you want and you choose; intentionally, not automatically.

Control is not being self-directed. Control is directing one’s attention upon any expression, whether it be an outside source or whether it be with yourself, that you want to be different and that you want to match what you think is right - not necessarily what you think you want, but what you think is right. That is the expression of control. Not the definition of it, but the expression of it.

Therefore, moving from control to self-directedness first of all includes that factor of being present, being aware of yourself, of your existence and of your participation in your reality in every capacity. Not that you must be thinking about it continuously, but that you are aware of it in every moment.

And in that, not attempting to bend expressions, outside of yourself or inside of yourself, in directions that you think are right, which is that aspect of force. But being aware of what is genuinely important, which is now and whatever you are doing now, literally – for whatever you are doing now is what is already shaping what will be. Therefore, even in relation to goals, now is ultimately important, for that is what is creating those goals futurely.

Therefore, not bending expressions or actions to what you think is right or in the direction of right or in the shape of right, but rather, in being self-directing you are aware of your intentions and that your energy matches your intentions. And therefore, you create intentionally what you want and what is important to you. That is being self-directing.

That piece of being aware that your energy and what you are doing matches your intention is significant. For I would express that that requires you being aware of yourself and what you are doing continuously.

For I would express genuinely most – almost all – of your conflicts, your misunderstandings, your misinterpretations, all stem from your expression or your energy not matching your intention. You express in one direction and you intend in a different direction, and you are not aware of the difference, for you are not aware of what you are actually doing, for you are not being present. Therefore, your perception of what you are doing is colored. You do not see it clearly. Therefore, you are open to misinterpretation, misunderstanding, confusion, conflict, feeling and thinking that you are not heard or you are not seen.

All of these expressions are very much associated with not matching your intention and what you are actually expressing, what you are actually doing, and therefore what energy you are projecting. And it occurs with every one of you every day at least once, perhaps several, perhaps multiple times within your day. And part of that is not necessarily not being aware of what you are physically doing but what you are doing inwardly, also. Which also does include your feelings.

And remember: I have expressed to all of you, you generate between 30 and 50 signals a day, every day of your existence. Thirty to 50 times a day you are expressing a feeling. And I would express that none of you identify that many feelings in one day or are aware of that many feelings – not 30, let alone set aside 50. That is part of being present. That is part of being aware, being aware of your signals, your communications to yourself, what you are expressing to yourself, not even entertaining any outside source and what it may be communicating or how it may be interacting. You are not aware of most of your OWN communications and interactions with yourself.

How do you move from control to self-directing? Be more present. Be aware. Stop reacting and begin choosing. Stop moving in the direction of force and right, and begin moving in the direction of intentionally expressing yourselves and moving in what you want. Stop moving through the labyrinth and decide and choose to cross your street, rather than moving through the entire labyrinth to cross your street. That is how you become self-directing.

But the first piece is your attention, what you are paying attention to, and that aspect of being right. For that is the driving force with control, is being right. And when something is being wrong, something else is being right, which returns us to the beginning, with the yes and no. There is always yes and no together. It is never either/or.

ANNE: Can I ask a question? Are we…? Hello. Can you hear me?


ANNE: Okay. Hi, Elias! We were wondering about how political correctness falls into this discussion, in terms of opposing energies and how people control themselves in order to not offend other people, and yet it’s turned into a huge issue. (Laughs) It’s growing and growing and growing, political correctness, and how that compares to freedom of expression, and how freedom of expression seems to also create a lot of conflict in other people. So it’s a tangled web that it would be nice to hear your perspective on.

ELIAS: Very well. I would express that political expression or political correctness is not necessarily in opposition to individual expression. I would express that if individuals are being present and that factor of being right is not so very important, the expression of political correctness would not be necessary, and the encroaching on individuals’ freedom of expression would not seem affected or limited. For if you are being responsible to you, you are automatically, as a by-product, being responsible to everything around you, everything outside of you, which includes other individuals, everything in your world, everything that is manifest in your reality, your planet, your universe, everything.

Therefore, in relation to what seems to be at odds, personal freedom of expression and political correctness and the dampening of personal freedom of expression in the force of political correctness – neither of which would be important or an issue at all, or even a subject for discussion, if individuals are being present and not concerning themself with what is right and wrong for everyone else.

If you are not concerned with what is right and wrong for everyone, or what is good or bad for everyone, this becomes a moot point, a nullified subject. Why would you have cause to express in any derogatory manner to any other individual of any difference from yourself, culturally, religiously, ethnically, regardless - why would you have any cause to express in any derogatory manner or any discounting manner to any other individual if you were not concerning yourself with the rightness or the wrongness of what is being expressed?

ANNE: But that’s not always what happens, because one could be speaking about, quite innocently about a subject, about something that someone else interprets within themself as the problem, and so they come back and they attack.

ELIAS: Which is precisely what I was expressing in what I offered in the previous question, in that about your intention matching what type of energy you are projecting.

You are all, every moment of every day of your existence, literally every moment, every second of your life, you are always projecting energy, whether you are aware of it or not, and you are always reflecting. Always. Even in your sleep you are projecting energy and you are reflecting it in your dreams. You are always projecting energy. You are always reflecting energy.

When you are engaging with another individual and you think that your expression is innocent and the other individual takes offense to your expression, it is very likely that you are not aware that your energy is not matching your intention. Does that mean you are wrong? No. Does that mean you actually meant to be offensive? Definitely not. But you are not being aware of what you are doing and what energy you are expressing that doesn’t match what your intention is. Your intention may be genuine. You may be expressing in a neutral manner, or think you are. Your intention may be to be neutral, or it may even be to be encouraging. And it may be interpreted in an entirely different manner.

That is precisely what I had expressed minutes ago, in that this is for the most part the cause of most misunderstandings, misinterpretations, conflicts, even hurt feelings. They stem from that expression of deviance between what the individual’s intention is and what they are expressing. And what they are expressing is not generally, in many, many, many situations, what they mean or what they want to communicate.

But this is the wondrousness of your reality. You do not have to guess about what you are projecting. You do not have to guess about what you are doing, for you are always reflecting it. Therefore, your example of it is always right in front of you.

And when those reflections occur, and it is a matter of pausing and regrouping, in a manner of speaking, and being present. What am I doing? How am I expressing that reflected that? For that was not my intention. Therefore, how can I express that will match my intention?

And yes, there are time frameworks in which you may encounter other individuals that are expressing their own issues, and they may be reflecting to you in a manner that is considerably uncomfortable and definitely not in relation to what you intend. But even in that, even in relation to their issues and how they express themself, it is a matter of evaluating: How can I express this in a manner that genuinely reflects what my intention is, that I match the energy with the intention? And I do that by being present and being aware of myself and my existence and what I am doing, inwardly and outwardly, and therefore what type of energy I am projecting, how I am participating.

When you are being responsible to you, the automatic by-product is you will be responsible with every other individual and manifestation in your reality. You will automatically, for you are being responsible to you. And what is being responsible to you? Being responsible to you is being aware, or let us use different terminology, being mindful of what is to your greatest benefit. What is to your greatest benefit in any moment?

That is not the same as “What do I want?” But you can also indirectly arrive at what your greatest benefit is by questioning what you want and then questioning why do you want it. What is your motivation for your want?

Therefore, what I would express to you in relation to yes, there are situations in which you may intend to not be offensive and another individual may become offended in what they term to be a politically incorrect situation or statement, are you to personalize that? Definitely not. But I would also encourage you to be aware of whether your energy matches your intention. And you can acknowledge that it may be the other individual’s issue, and it may be. But the baseline of all of it is you. You are the most important. Therefore, being responsible to you is the most important.

ANNE: Thank you.

ELIAS: You are very welcome.

MODERATOR: This is the moderator. We’ve got about six, seven minutes left, just FYI.

ELIAS: Very well. Then we shall incorporate one more question.

TARIQ: I have a question, Elias. Hello. So my question is, how will this play out in regard to mass expression, and especially in this religious wave? So how will everyone become present? We won’t have authorities? Or will this happen in our near future?

ELIAS: How will this play out en masse, and will you have authorities if everyone is present? What I will express to you is a probability that is the most probable potential. The reason that I express it in that manner is that there are no absolutes, and you can change everything in one moment.

But in the direction that you are moving and how you are shifting, and in becoming present individually en masse throughout your world, how that plays out, in your terms, or what the appearance of that would be, in relation to authority it will change. The structure and the definition of authority will change. It already is changing; with much resistance, but it is changing.

In this, I would express to you that the most likely scenario in which you are moving in the direction of now is that you will change the expression of how you view authority now to an expression of structures. Meaning that you will incorporate most likely a type of structure that includes positions of individuals, but in a natural capacity, not in elected capacities, not in appointed capacities, but in a natural direction.

Most individuals, with very, very few exceptions, do move naturally in the direction of varying degrees of structure. Most individuals are not fluidly entirely comfortable with the action of dictating everything to themselves - not to other individuals, to themselves. You almost all express this, in varying degrees.

You have time frameworks and situations, moments, in which you want other individuals to express the direction. You want to share the directing of the group, of the mass. You even want to share to a degree the directing of yourselves at times. You express that you want a vacation or you want a break, and you want someone else to think, you want someone else to do. You want a housekeeper, or a dog walker, or a babysitter, or an entertainer. You do not always want to be dictating to yourselves or each other.

Therefore, authority will shift into the capacity of structure through sharing, meaning that you will continue to generate positions, in a manner of speaking, but in a more fluid, natural manner. Some individuals naturally move in directions of being more leading. Some individuals naturally move in directions of allowing other individuals to lead. This is not good or bad, and it is not a matter of authority or one individual being more than or less than another. It is a cooperation in a natural, fluid manner, allowing individuals to incorporate a workable structure without authority.

Therefore, everyone is individually self-directing and important, but that there is that structure that allows for the inclusion of sharing the directingness and the inclusion of ritual, which your species is extremely fond of.

And in that, you can continue with what is comfortable for you, what is moving in a forward direction for you, and what you genuinely enjoy and appreciate. And I would express to you, regardless of whether any of you incorporate any religious ties or not, it is likely that all of you have some rituals in your lives. And it is obvious that your species genuinely very much likes ritual, or you would not incorporate so many religions. In this, even governments, which are also very ritualistic.

I would express that you are beginning to flow in that direction by the individuals beginning to be more autonomous and more self-directing and moving in other directions than what has traditionally been expected of them. And in doing so, you are paving the way, in a manner of speaking, for that movement into the sharing of communal responsibilities and directedness and building a new structure with new positions, but not in the capacity of authority.

TARIQ: Now is this in our near future, would you say?

ELIAS: I would express that it is nearer in your future than you think. And part of that is already being evidenced with how volatile your financial market is. That is the indicator. The more volatile that becomes and the more weak it becomes, the more it is an indicator that you are moving more and more quickly in this direction of dismantling that factor of authority.

TARIQ: Great. Thank you, Elias.

ELIAS: You are very welcome. I express to all of you that this has been quite stimulating and interesting as a conversation. And I will be very encouraging of all of you, in all that you are doing, and in supportiveness of each of you being present. Remind yourselves: It is not as difficult as you think. Stop thinking and you will be, and it will be easy. (Laughs)

To all of you, in wondrous lovingness, as always, au revoir.

GROUP: Bye! Au revoir! Bye, Elias!

(Elias departs after 1 hour 40 minutes.)