Session 2530


“Soft Session 3”
“Soft Expressions of Energy”

May 21, 2008

Participants: Mary (Michael) and John (Rrussell)

ELIAS: Good morning!

JOHN: Good morning!

JOHN: (?)

Elias: As much as you create it to be so.

JOHN: I see. I’m just unloading dishes, so let me go over to the questions, set up, and we can talk about the orientation of soft, and I suppose, in a way, as it relates to the present wave of emotion.

ELIAS: Very well.

JOHN: Let me begin. I think I will take for advantage your relative omnipotence and you probably know what these questions are already and as we’ve done with the Darlings session before. I think that a lot of these are inter-related and I think that, with that in mind I think that a lot of what you say will answer some portions of other questions and so I think it will go like that and I think that we’ll quickly get through everything. There’s like 13 or so questions that…I’ll stop explaining and start asking. How’s that?

ELIAS: Hahaha! Very well.

JOHN: The first section I’ll go through very quickly is a list of people and we think that they are soft but if they’re not it would be great to get what their orientation actually is.

Princess Diana.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Robert Downey Jr.

ELIAS: No.

JOHN: Common.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Jim Morrison.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Interesting. Johnny Depp.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Interesting. Lady Caroline Lamb.

ELIAS: No.

JOHN: Common.

ELIAS: Intermediate.

JOHN: Michael Jackson.

ELIAS: No.

JOHN: Intermediate.

ELIAS: Correct.

JOHN: Rumi.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Sidney Crosby.

ELIAS: No.

JOHN: Common.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours.

ELIAS: No.

JOHN: Common.

ELIAS: Intermediate.

JOHN: Oscar Wilde.

ELIAS: No.

JOHN: Common.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Walt Whitman.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Emerson.

ELIAS: No.

JOHN: Intermediate.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Marilyn Monroe.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Interesting. William Blake.

ELIAS: No.

JOHN: Common.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: William Blake?

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Common. Mozart.

ELIAS: No.

JOHN: Common.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Jack London.

ELIAS: No.

JOHN: Common.

ELIAS: Correct.

JOHN: Quentin Tarrantino.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Modigliani

ELIAS: No.

JOHN: Common.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: David Lee Roth.

ELIAS: Yes.

JOHN: Jane Roberts of the Seth Material

ELIAS: No.

JOHN: Common.

ELIAS: Intermediate.

JOHN: Oh, interesting! I wouldn’t have guessed that. So, on to the actual questions. They’re sort of ordered by (?), well actually they are not ordered by (?) they are ordered by random numbers and I put priority numbers next to them and I’ll go in order of priority.

(First question.) “Elias mentioned once that softs express their power in energy, and at that time you apparently didn’t elaborate on that. Could you explain this and give some examples of how softs express their power in energy?”

ELIAS: Some individuals express their power in action and some individuals express their power in production. Some individuals express their power in communications. Soft individuals express their power in presence--in the energy that they express in any moment. Now, that can be, but is not always coupled with an emotional energy but generally speaking soft individuals express their power in their beingness, in their presence. Even if they are not present with themself, their physical presence exudes an energy which is an extension of what they are experiencing. Therefore, their energy field is expressed in a strength of presence and in that whatever they are experiencing in any moment is expressed in energy. This is how they are continuously interactive, for energy connects with other energies. It is not necessary for it to connect with another individual. It will connect with other living entities regardless of what they are. And, in some capacities it connects with other manifestations that you would not necessarily deem to be living, but that express electrical qualities, for the output of energy is electrical and therefore soft individuals can be affecting merely in their presence of electrical components for their energy is being expressed continuously in this output of energy. Now, understand, all individuals generate a continuous output of energy, but this is the manner in which soft individuals naturally express their power. You may notice in certain situations that individuals may encounter a soft individual and the soft individual may not actually be participating in a conversation. They may be observing. And they may merely be physically present, but their energy is participating, and the other individuals will feel that strength and that presence regardless of whether the individual is actually verbally engaging in the conversation. Or it may be noticeable that you encounter a soft individual in their home and you will be more aware of the density of energy in their physical space, for this is their expression of power. You can notice a difference if you perhaps enter the home of an individual that is intermediate. You may notice, dependent upon the other components of that individual, an orderedness in their home, but not necessarily a noticeable presence of their energy.

JOHN: It’s almost like a strong style.

ELIAS: It is difficult to express in words, for it is what you sense. In a manner of speaking, the closest sensual expression that you could abstractly associate with the presence of a soft individual’s energy would be if you were to enter a soft individual’s home and be very aware of an aroma. That would be the closest that you could associate as the strength of that energy. It is a sensing that you connect with in that energy. You are aware of it’s presence and you are aware of the strength of it’s presence just as you would be if you were to enter a room and it was filled with a fragrance of flowers. You would immediately notice that fragrance, regardless that you can see flowers or regardless that you can see the smell, which you cannot. Even if you cannot visually see the flowers you would regardless be aware of the scent and the strength of it.

JOHN: Could you go back to electrical components? You said electricity is output.

ELIAS: Yes, in energy the output of energy is electrical. The input is magnetic. This is the reason that an output of energy by any individual can be affecting of electrical components but it is more naturally expressed with a soft individual. It is easier for them to unintentionally be affecting of electrical components for their energy is being expressed in that presence. Most individuals naturally hold their energy somewhat close, relatively speaking, to their physical body consciousness. Now, when I express “relatively close”, averagely an individual will be expressing the presence of their energy field, so to speak, within perhaps approximately six inches to three feet, expanding from their physical body consciousness. And the average individual generates energy deposits in different areas that they frequent. Therefore there will be energy deposits in different areas of their home or their employment or other areas that they frequently encounter. Now, a soft individual may incorporate areas in which the energy is deposited and therefore the energy would be felt more strongly, but the difference with a soft individual is that their energy fills the entire environment. It is not a matter of moving through a room and noticing a particular area in which you may feel the individual’s energy. You feel it as the entirety of the air. And it may be stronger in certain areas, but it is not not present in all of the other areas. Wherever air can occupy a space that is contained, the soft individual’s energy also occupies the entirety of that space. And this is how their energy is expressed in power.

JOHN: (Question 2) What are the blockages put in place to not allow it, power, that is, and what’s that about? Also could you tell us about the extreme self worth issues that are connected to blocking power.

ELIAS: Self worth would be an issue that would create a blocking of that power. But when the individual…

JOHN: What you’re saying is that power is not actually blocked. It’s more like…

ELIAS: It is a restriction. When the individual restricts themself, what they do is they begin to hold their energy more closely to themself and do not allow their natural free flow and their natural expression and that, in a manner of speaking, yes, does block their power, for they will not allow it to be naturally expressed. And what occurs is they turn that natural expression of power inwardly and in that, that natural expression of power can be destructive, for it is expressed in energy powerfully in its natural form as it is projected outwardly. That intensity is expressed equally when the individual is restricting themself in whatever manner and devaluing themself and discounting themself they turn that intensity of power upon themself inwardly, and that can create significant shrines, it can create significant difficulties and conflict and even trauma.

JOHN: So, it’s like being a performer in front of a big audience and you’re not thinking about the performance, you’re thinking about yourself and it becomes very confusing when your attention has gone inwardly and you are blocking your performance and your energy from flowing naturally.

ELIAS: Correct!

JOHN: And the whole thing goes off the rails.

ELIAS: Yes, you are correct, and in that, the individual would likely be tremendously discounting of themself and generating considerable discomfort.

JOHN: Now you mentioned in the very beginning that even if the person is not present with self, physical presence will exude energy, and so that would of course apply here…I think when you mentioned that you were alluding to what we’re talking about now.

ELIAS: Yes, for the individual may not necessarily be present with themself but that does not prevent the energy from being expressed, and in such situations there can be confusion for the individual, in not being present with themself may be expressing a powerful energy which may be being received by other individuals, not in the intention that the first individual wants, and therefore that can move into misunderstandings and frustrations and conflicts, for the individual is not paying attention to their energy but that is not stopping it from being expressed and, in that, the power that they are expressing may be received by individuals of which it is not intended to be. Or in a manner in which it is not intended to be. Just as, hypothetical example, let us say we incorporate a soft individual that is creating considerable aggravation in their experiences in a particular day. They are engaging situations and circumstances and experiences that are particularly irritating to them in that particular day. Now, the individual, as our case in point, may not be paying attention to their energy, and may not be being present with themself, they are merely paying attention to the objective outside imagery and responding to it or reacting to it. In this, they may incorporate what you term to be a lull in a portion of their day and their experience begins to change, and they are not feeling agitated any longer and they are distracted, and let us say, temporarily they have forgotten of the previous experiences in the day. Or, they are not dwelling upon those previous experiences, and subsequently they choose to engage a friendly dinner with another individual, and during the dinner and the conversation the other individual may express, “What are you so agitated with?” And the other individual may even move in the direction of questioning and expressing, “Have I created some action or expression that has irritated you or annoyed you?” And the individual that is soft may initially be confused. And they may express “No, you have expressed nothing that has distressed or agitated me.” And the other individual may continue to question and express, “But your energy feels difficult.” Now, the soft individual in this scenario is not necessarily being present, and is not paying attention to the strength of their energy. They are not paying attention to the power that it is being expressed in, and their own power that is being expressed and in that, they become confused for they are not intending to be projecting a conflicting energy in that present situation with their friend, but it is occurring, and it is occurring for, in not being present throughout the individual’s day, they were expressing their power throughout the day in their energy, and not changing it. And therefore creating a scenario that they did not intend.

JOHN: Two questions, I’ll ask them side by side, maybe they are not so related but you can address that as well.

“What glorious potentials are inherent in being soft and could you give some examples?” And maybe as a follow-up or not a follow-up, “Elias, what is the difference between a soft and a shifted soft? What are the qualities of a shifted soft?”

ELIAS: Explain the first question.

JOHN: “What are the glorious potentials, what glorious potentials are inherent in being soft? Can you give us some examples.” That’s a tough one for me. Almost asking, if one were present with one’s energy then what would be a glorious potential. I’m not sure how to approach it.

ELIAS: I would express that this would depend upon how the individual is defining “glorious”. In this, are you expressing what qualities or what potentials are “good” of the soft individual? In your terms I can address to this question which could be interpreted as “glorious”. I would express that, if an individual that is soft is genuinely present and if that individual is genuinely comfortable and satisfied with themself, they will find it exceptionally easy to be interactive in any situation with most individuals and they will also find it very easy to maintain being comfortable in their choices even if their choices are not to be interactive or not to be interactive with certain individuals. I would express that, as the soft individual is objective and subjective in equal measure of awareness, that if an individual is present and satisfied and comfortable with themself, this enhances their orientation for it allows them to be more acutely aware of the subjective element of themself without incorporating the familiar action of attempting to pay attention to one or the other. The individual would blend them more naturally and allow themself to pay attention to them both simultaneously without interrupting one or the other. I would express that, generally speaking, for the most part, although not all soft individuals presently for there are many that are becoming more and more present, but generally speaking what has been a very familiar action to most soft individuals is to separate time. To incorporate time in which they are in some way paying attention to their subjective awareness and in other times being more aware of the objective awareness and not necessarily meshing them for that many times has created overwhelm, and this is the reason that soft individuals, generally speaking, do choose to incorporate time frameworks in being removed from other individuals, being alone, although many of them are not entirely alone, for as I have expressed in other discussions in relation to this subject, it is not unusual for soft individuals to incorporate creatures as companions, therefore they are not entirely alone, but they do remove themselves for time frameworks from other human individuals, and that interaction, and one of the reasons that they do this is to quiet one or the other of their awarenesses. Either to quiet the subjective or to quiet the objective. Generally speaking, it is more to quiet the objective. But, they are creating that separation, which you would express more easily not generating that separation, and allowing the meshing of the two in harmony and not creating the overwhelm, and therefore not necessarily generating the necessity to incorporate as much alone time, not that you would not continue to generate some of that, for that allows you to be interactive with self and that is a natural expression for a soft individual, but at times, soft individuals isolate themselves to an extent in relation to overwhelm, not necessarily merely to be interacting with self.

As to the second question, what would be the difference of a soft individual now, and a soft individual that is entirely shifted.

JOHN: (?)

ELIAS: Correct. You are correct, that the individual that is shifted would be expressing this movement of being continuously present and in that, would allow themself to be comfortable and satisfied with themself and what they are doing and what they are creating.

JOHN: Yeah. And others would have a recognition more objectively that the other person they are dealing with is soft and so there would be more understanding all around.

ELIAS: Yes. You are correct.

JOHN: Yes, that’s the distinction.

ELIAS: Now, this is not to say that a soft individual futurely, in any difference from any other orientation, will not create challenges or difficulties in their experiences, for as I have expressed, you are not creating utopia in this shift, but that you will all incorporate a clearer understanding of why you create moments in which you are encountering difficulties or conflicts, and they will be expressed more intentionally, for rather than generating the association that bad experiences occur by accident, individuals will be more aware that they are creating those types of experiences intentionally to offer themselves specific information and they will know what.

JOHN: Okay. And the next question would be a bit tied, maybe has to do with application, I suppose, of what we are talking about. I’ll read the question as it goes, give you my thoughts…The question reads, “You have said that softs are less observant of the structural aspects of what we do and that at times we may incorporate a rebelliousness in association with official structures which generates a feeling within ourselves that we do not fit or that there is something wrong occurring within us. Can you give us a process, or an exercise, or advice to assist us when we encounter situations that bring up this perception of rebelliousness or feelings that we don’t fit in or that there is something wrong with us?” This would be, I think, this is directly…you talked about being present with self and having the…we talked about the glorious question, genuinely present, comfortable or satisfied with self, and easily interactive with any situation, comfortable in their choices. I think that’s the answer to that question. You might have more.

ELIAS: Yes, but also I would express that it is significant to genuinely be accepting of what you naturally express. In this, recognizing that as an individual, you may not be as comfortable with rigidness in structures, and accepting that quality of yourself and allowing yourself into conforming with the structures that other individuals incorporate. Allowing yourselves to engage your creativity and imaginativeness and move in accomplishments that are more natural to your own natural flow and not confining yourselves in certain structural expression. Now, I will express that at times a soft individual can be comfortable in a structured situation if there is allowance for that to change. If there is the added component that that structure is being engaged but there is also the allowance for the possibility that it can spontaneously change and can move in a different direction or an unexpected element can be included, if the willingness for the openness is presented in a structured situation, the soft individual will feel more free to express in their natural mode, so to speak. Now, this is significant also, for it is not the responsibility of other individuals to provide that window. It is a matter of the soft individual themself accepting their natural qualities and if they place themself in a situation of structure or if they choose to participate in a situation of structure, to evaluate what they are participating in and to offer themself that window of flexibility or of change or of spontaneity, that it is acceptable that they deviate. That it is acceptable that they do not continue to participate in the structure and that they move outside of it at points, or to be aware in accepting their own natural flow, to engage situations that are more in keeping with their preferences and that do not necessarily incorporate that structure. Now, do not confuse structure with order. For I will express that for the most part, as soft individuals are paying attention and aware of both subjective and objective awarenesses, they do appreciate order, for in incorporating order, it allows them to not concern themselves with their environment as much. Now, order can be expressed in many different manners.

JOHN: Wait, so you are saying that structure helps them be less concerned about the environment?

ELIAS: No.

JOHN: Order.

ELIAS: Order. Which I am expressing not to be confused with structure, for order is a different expression, and in that, what I am expressing is in relation to each individual’s personalities, and perhaps families, and their individual preferences and guidelines, their individual order may be expressed in different manners, but there is an order that exists with soft individuals, generally speaking. As an example, you can incorporate two soft individuals. One soft individual may express tremendous tidiness in their home, and there will be a place for everything and everything in its place. But another soft individual may physically appear to be quite disheveled and may not concern themself with tidiness in their home at all, and this may not be a concern for them, but, what will be consistent with the two is that, regardless of the physical appearance of their respective homes, each of them knows where manifestations are that are important to them, and each of them will incorporate their own expression of order that allows them to not concern themselves with their physical environment as much, and in that it allows them more freedom to express in their natural manner in relation to energy and in relation to paying attention to the objective and subjective. In this, the individual that incorporates the tidiness in their environment will notice and incorporate some degree of distress if that is disturbed, for that interrupts their environment of order, and in that, subsequently, they are incorporating time paying attention to what is not order in their environment and that creates a distress. In like manner, the individual that is disheveled and is not necessarily concerned with tidiness in their home, if another individual approaches their environment and alters it and tidies it, that will create equal distress for that individual, for their attention will be diverted in association with their environment in not being aware of what is placed where, and now incorporating the concern that they must be paying attention to their environment. Soft individuals appreciate paying attention to environment in certain situations, but not in a constant expression. Generally speaking, soft individuals are not comfortable with significant changes in their environment, for that almost necessitates them paying attention to it. They are comfortable paying attention to their environment only in certain situations, such as, a soft individual may appreciate and enjoy and absorb paying attention to their environment if they place themself in an area that is very pleasing to them, such as being in the woods and listening to the birds and watching the creatures or perhaps being upon a beach and absorbing the atmosphere of the environment of the ocean, or perhaps sitting near a brook, or it can even be in their environment of their home, but generally speaking, when they want to be paying attention to their environment is when they are actually engaging it in some manner. Not merely being in it. When the individual is merely being in their environment, but not actually engaging it, a soft individual is much more comfortable not entirely paying attention to their physical environment. As it is or remains ordered, it is not necessary for them to pay attention to it.

JOHN: You talked a lot about order, could you define structure in relation to order?

ELIAS: Structure is different, for that incorporates rules, and in that, it can also include certain elements of disciplines, not that it always incorporates certain expressions of disciplines, but it can very easily. But in structures, there are rules of how to be expressing and what to do. There are guidelines that are expected to be followed.

JOHN: I see. Like (?) or something like that.

ELIAS: Yes. In this, some individuals are very comfortable with structure. Generally speaking, most soft individuals are not comfortable with structure, unless it is expressed in what we have discussed, with that window in which they can change it. And in which they are not bound by the rules or the guidelines. That they can engage them if they choose, but they’re not bound to them. It is an important factor for a soft individual to include the option of choice, to not be expected to engage the guidelines in one particular manner, for generally speaking, soft individuals arrive at the same outcome as another individual, but with a different process.

JOHN: We have about 10 minutes left. Am I correct?

ELIAS: I would express that you incorporate…I would express a correction that if you are inquiring as to your time, you incorporate three of your minutes.

JOHN: Okay. I think that I should direct the discussion, then, to talk about the wave in emotion and how it might particularly affecting of soft individuals, softs plus Vold individuals, softs plus emotional…

ELIAS: It may not necessarily be particularly affecting of soft individuals. It WILL be more strongly affecting of individuals that are thought or politically focused. The orientation, in this wave, is not necessarily a significant factor. I would express that a soft individual may not necessarily incorporate any more difficulty in this wave than an intermediate or a common. This wave is addressing to all forms of communication. Now, how that can become difficult is in differences of communication. A soft individual may experience differently or perceive differently from a common or an intermediate individual, but they do not necessarily communicate differently. The factor of communication is associated with focus types and with differences in beliefs and differences in expressions. In this, this wave will be intense, and already is. And it is significant to be aware that individuals that are either emotionally focused or religiously focused will incorporate a much stronger ability to be bridgers in this wave and to be helpful in lessening the difficulty in communication. But I will express that there is a significant factor in that: that they NOT incorporate personalizing, for that will block their ability to be bridgers.

The Vold individuals also incorporate a natural ability to express in this manner. They may be incorporating slightly more difficulty if they also incorporate being thought-focused, but associating with the Vold family will be helpful to them in creating their own bridge with themself.

I would express that politically focused individuals also incorporate somewhat of an ability to be bridgers, for they do incorporate the element of processing through feeling and intuition and also environment; therefore that offers them somewhat of an ability to be somewhat bridging.

I would express, not all individuals incorporate the ability to be bridgers in this wave. And I would express that for the most part, thought-focused individuals will not. And in that, they, as I expressed at the onset, and also somewhat the politically focused individuals, will incorporate more intensity and more difficulty in this wave and this is the reason that it is significant that the other individuals of the emotional and religious focus type allow themselves to move into that position of being the bridgers.

JOHN: (?) ask one last question?

ELIAS: You may.

JOHN: I’ll tie it to the objective, subjective thing but also the communication aspects, I mean I could think of something in my head, and then as it becomes expressed it changes, and even though it might bear some exterior not more superficial but more basically exterior similarity to what was in my head, what was expressed, it comes out quite different. It could be…I had a question about art that we didn’t get to, but it could be music in my head that becomes expressed or something, or it could be the exact same words as I said to somebody, and it’s received differently than what my intention was. I think that’s a communication difficulty or…

ELIAS: That can be one, although an element of this also associates with the orientation, which can be a factor in this wave, for this wave is addressing to all forms of communication, but this is not necessarily a detriment with a soft individual, for many times, what soft individuals do is they think and subsequently they express, and what they are expressing may be somewhat different from what they were thinking, but this is also a manner in which they offer themselves information, for generally speaking, when a soft individual is speaking, they are also listening to what they are expressing.

JOHN: Okay.

ELIAS: Which may be a topic for another discussion. (Laughs.) Very well, my friend. I shall be anticipating our next meeting, and you may offer my greetings to all of your participants.

JOHN: I shall.

ELIAS: I express tremendous appreciation to you, and I express great lovingness to all of you in your group. Until our next meeting, au revoir.

JOHN: Au revoir.