Session 489


“Domestic Creatures”
“Beliefs: Monogamy”

Thursday, October 21, 1999    © 2000 (Private/Phone)
Participants:  Mary (Michael) and Lisa (Yaulyn/Taulyn).
Elias arrives at 1:01 PM. (Arrival time is 18 seconds)

ELIAS:  Good afternoon!

LISA:  Hello!

ELIAS:  (Chuckling)  And we meet again!

LISA:  (Laughing)  Yeah, sooner than I thought! (Elias chuckles)  I would have forgotten all about you if Katie hadn’t come last night and reminded me. (Elias laughs)  I am a flake, you know! (Laughing)

ELIAS:  (Chuckling)  And you may proceed.

LISA:  Okay.  The first thing that’s been going on is, I have a dog, and the dog has been here for a long, long time, and he does really strange things.  I’ve been trying to work with him with training, thinking that with some consistency he’d calm down a little bit, but it doesn’t seem to be working.  He runs in circles in specific places in the house, and he barks at spots on the wall and spots in the yard, and he chases shadows, and he does all sorts of things like that.  I brought a new puppy in and that helps a little bit, but basically the dog is afraid of everything.

I know the dog senses energy deposits around my house, and part of his response is that, because I know there is one he didn’t like in my daughter’s room.  He wouldn’t go in there.

My question is, dogs obviously have consciousness, but how is it different than ours?  What’s the deal?  I’ve tried to like make him comfortable with what’s going on around the house, you know, telling him things like, “They’re energy deposits, that’s okay, they’re okay, leave them alone, they’re alright,” but he doesn’t seem to respond to that, and I’m not sure how to talk to the dog, how to get to him.

ELIAS:  (Chuckling)  Once again, I shall express to you, in like manner to other individuals, that what you are creating is moving in a direction of “people-izing” this creature, and interacting with this creature in the perception that it shall respond to you and be understanding your expression in the manner of another individual of your own species.

In this, creatures hold a very different design of consciousness than do you.  Their expression many times may be quite different from your expectation of their expression or your want of their expression.

Now; I have offered much information in the subject matter of creatures and your interaction with creatures, which you may be inquiring of Michael if you are so choosing, and he may be directing you to the accessing of that information.

But I shall also express to you that this creature is responding quite naturally.  Creatures are quite in tune, so to speak, with different elements and movements of consciousness.

They do not hold belief systems and therefore they do not block or limit their awareness of other elements of their reality that you do not necessarily allow yourselves to notice or to view, in very similar manner to small children, which allow themselves also to be open to many more elements within consciousness than you allow yourselves as you progress within your linear aging process.

This particular creature is merely responding to stimuli and activity which is occurring around it, and in this, it is expressing itself quite naturally.

Now; let me also express to you that individuals draw themselves to certain creatures quite purposefully.  It is not accidental that you encounter certain animals and that you develop a relationship, in a manner of speaking, with certain animals, for within consciousness, you draw yourselves to certain creatures that you shall move in conjunction and in agreement with, and if you are not continuing agreement with the relationship which concerns that particular creature, you shall discontinue your interaction with it.

But as you continue to be creating a type of relationship with an individual creature, you are also offering yourself an opportunity to be presenting to yourself different information and allowing yourself certain types of experiences that you wish to be participating within.

Now; as to the behavior that this creature is displaying, so to speak, this is quite natural to the personality type, in a manner of speaking, that this particular creature aligns with.

In this, there is a natural expression of experience that this particular creature is creating.  This particular manifestation of consciousness has chosen certain qualities that may be displayed commonly among this particular type of manifestation.

Let me offer an element of clarity in this.

Each individual species and breed, so to speak, of creatures is a specific designation and design of consciousness, and within those specific designs of consciousness, there are qualities and attributes, so to speak, that are assumed by that manifestation of consciousness commonly.  Therefore, you may look to a specific breed within a species, and you may identify similar behaviors throughout that particular identification of that particular species.  Certain creatures consistently create certain common behaviors.

Now; within what you identify as domesticated creatures, you also have participated collectively in the design of certain qualities which are attributed to certain breeds within specific species.

This particular creature ... you have collectively created an input, so to speak, in the design of the manifestation of this particular breed, in like manner to all other expressions of breeds within the species.  Therefore, there are certain qualities and certain behaviors which are common to many of the creatures that participate in that particular breed.

Now; there are deviations in this, for it is not an absolute.  Each creature holds the ability to be creating of its individual reality, and therefore it holds the choice to be aligning within this type of agreement of manifestation of consciousness.  But generally speaking, they shall be willingly participating in the guidelines of the design and expressions that are commonly held within that particular breed.

This particular creature holds a heightened sensitivity to outer senses, and in this, there is a natural responsiveness to the stimuli that it experiences.

This may be creating of elements of conflict within the interaction of individuals, for you lean in the direction of holding expectations that you may be creating of certain behaviors which shall be followed by the creature.

Now; many times this shall move in a compliant manner with your domesticated creatures, but I shall also express to you that this may not always be the situation, for be remembering, each creature holds the choice to be aligning or to not be aligning with your creations and with your wants.  They are not subject to your will, so to speak.

Therefore, in addressing to this particular individual situation ... for I hold the awareness that the reason you are inquiring of this situation is that you are wishing information that may offer you a method to be interacting with this creature in what you assess to be a more efficient manner.  In actuality, you are wishing for information to be creating of a more comfortable situation in your interaction with this creature.

Therefore, I shall express to you that in your interaction with this particular creature, you may be allowing yourself to move in the direction of discontinuing your attempt to be people-izing this creature and holding expectations that it shall respond to you in the manner in which you design, and you may allow yourself to move in the direction of being compliant with its direction.

In this, allow yourself the engagement of your empathic sense.

Allow yourself to be connecting with this creature, experiencing its experience, and in this, you may avail yourself of the information that in actuality, the creature expresses itself in the manner that it does to be gaining your attention.  But it continues to display certain types of behavior, for it is attempting to be acquiring a specific type of interaction with you which it is not receiving.

You move in the direction of offering orders and commands.  You move in the direction of expectation of compliance with behavior.

The creature is not concerning itself with behavior.  It moves in the direction of attempting to be gaining your attention in interaction and in supportiveness; acceptance.

LISA:  Okay.

ELIAS:  This also is quite purposeful, for the creature, in like manner to the individual that we have discussed previously within your employ, the creature is participating in an interaction with you to gain your attention, to allow you an opportunity to be practicing your expression of acceptance in areas that are not necessarily comfortable with you or that you are not necessarily in agreement with.

LISA:  Ah, okay.  I’m doing that again, huh? (Laughing)  Expecting everyone and everything to see things my way!

ELIAS:  Ha ha ha!  This is quite common.  You are not individually, singularly expressing in this manner! (Laughing)

LISA:  But I seem so laid back!  I don’t understand. (Laughing)

ELIAS:  It is not an expression of your personality.  This is not an expression of different personality types or expressions.  This is a direct influence of underlying belief systems which are held en masse and are very strong.

LISA:  Okay.  Not everybody holds their belief systems that strongly, though.  I was talking to Katie last night, and she goes to specifics that she’s not accepting of, and a lot of people do this.

They’ll realize they’re not gonna be accepting of, oh, Christianity or homosexuality or something like that, something in particular, or even religious belief systems.  But my problem seems to be that I’m just ... I’m not even aware that ... I don’t know how to put this.

I just stumble along, and it’s like I stumble into somebody that’s behaving in ways that I completely don’t understand, and they’re saying things and doing things that I just don’t get and I can’t get, and so there’s a different type of lack of acceptance, I guess, of other people’s belief systems, in that I don’t even acknowledge up front that other people have them.  Does that make sense?

ELIAS:  Quite.

LISA:  Okay.

ELIAS:  And do not fool yourself into the thought process that other individuals do not create this self-same expression, for they do!

LISA:  Okay.

ELIAS:  Individuals may express to you that they hold the ability to be identifying certain aspects of belief systems — and you also hold the ability to identify certain aspects of belief systems — but do not be fooled in the thought process that they are not expressing the very same movement that you are expressing.

They are not objectively aware of many, many aspects of the belief systems that they themselves hold, and I express to you that this is the process.  This is not a problem, so to speak.  This is merely the process that you are all moving through — the identification and the recognition of different aspects of these belief systems.

Each time another individual approaches you and is expressing of any element of conflict in any manner within their experience presently, you may be assured that there are aspects of belief systems that they are presenting to themselves that they may not even view.

LISA:  Okay. (Sighing)  Okay.

ELIAS:  Therefore, do not express to yourself that you are not accomplishing, or that other individuals are creating better.

LISA:  (Laughing)  Okay.

ELIAS:  This is not a competition, and there is no winner!

LISA:  (Laughing)  Okay, that’s good to know! (Elias chuckles)

Alright, I have another situation with an old boyfriend, and the last time he and I ... we’ve been friends for a while, and we live a long way apart, and things were going fine, I thought.  I was happy with the relationship.  The other day, out of the blue, I got a letter from him.  He’s very unhappy with it.  What I thought was just great apparently just torments him.  It’s terrible for him.  He says he’s in pain all the time.

This is all around issues of monogamy and things like that.  He’s created a reality that’s completely different from mine, and it’s obvious that they’re different, and I’m having a really hard time accepting it because it seems to me ... here’s one of my points.  It seems to me that at least subjectively, if we’ve made a decision to enter this experience together subjectively, shouldn’t my reality have some bearing on his, and his influence mine?  Or no?

ELIAS:  These are choices, and I shall express to you, in like manner to many other expressions within your physical reality, you hold to absolutes.  Although you may create a thought process and express to yourself and express to other individuals and even express to myself that you do not hold to absolutes, you do.

In this, you create an agreement and you recognize an agreement, and once you have created an agreement, you express within yourself a solidity to this agreement, and there is a lack of allowance for choice and difference and change within the design of your objective agreements.  What you create within many of these agreements is expectation.

Now; in this, the reason that you are experiencing conflict is that you are experiencing disappointment, and the disappointment is the expression of an unfulfilled want.

LISA:  Okay.

ELIAS:  You create a want in conjunction with another individual, but in this want, there is a lack of acceptance that other individuals create their reality, and this is independent, in a manner of speaking, of your reality, and their choices are their choices, and they are only influenced by your choices as they choose to allow them to be influenced.

This is the reason that I express so very often to you all to be turning your attention to self, for you do not create the reality of other individuals and other individuals do not create your reality.

But in this, you hold very strongly to the reverse, and you move yourselves into the creation of expressions of hurt and anxiety and disappointment and frustration and anger and distress.

All of these expressions that you experience within your thoughts and your emotions are quite influenced in your lack of acceptance of self, for your attention is not directed to self.  It is directed to other individuals in the belief that other individuals are creating your reality, and you are creating their reality.

You express to yourselves in words, in concept: “I create my reality.  I create every element of my reality.  Other individuals create their reality.  I hold the awareness that I do not create their reality.”

These are words and they are concepts.  In reality, you DO believe that other individuals create your reality, for you allow yourselves to become victims of another individual’s choices.

“This individual has created this choice, and this makes me feel this way.”  No.

“This individual has created this choice, and therefore I have no choice but to move in this direction.”

LISA:  Exactly.

ELIAS:  Once again, no.

LISA:  (Laughing)  Okay!

ELIAS:  You always hold choices!  You always hold choices, and another individual’s choices do not dictate to you your choices or your direction or your interaction.

In this, what I am expressing to you is that within the confines of the belief systems that you hold that you are not creating your reality, that another individual is creating your reality, you limit your view of your choices, and this creates your cause and effect or your either/or scenarios.  But there are myriads of choices between the end swingings of the pendulum, the either/or.

There are many, many choices that you do not allow yourselves to view, and one of the greatest reasons that you do not allow yourselves to view all of your choices is that you are not viewing yourselves!  You are not placing your attention to self and you are not accepting of self.

As you turn your attention to self and are not concentrating so very intensely upon the choices of other individuals and how that dictates your behavior, you allow yourself to view how YOU may dictate your behavior.

LISA:  Yeah.  I understand.

ELIAS:  This is very common within physical focus.  Looking to self, acceptance of self, and acceptance of belief systems is very unfamiliar to you, and therefore, as you move closer and closer into this action and more and more into the actualization of this action and creating this into an actual reality, you also become confused and you begin to experience tremendous difficulty in your movement, for it is quite unfamiliar to you to be creating thought processes in this manner.

LISA:  (Sighing)  Okay.  Can I ask you something about monogamy?

ELIAS:  You may.

LISA:  The belief system around monogamy?

ELIAS:  You may.

LISA:  Um, I’ve had a lot of conflict with that almost from the beginning.  It just doesn’t seem very natural to me, and I know a part of that ... I’m influenced by belief systems in ways that I don’t even recognize, so obviously I’m programmed that monogamy is normal. (Laughing)  I believe that, and some other things.

But it just doesn’t feel right, and when I talk to other people, they talk to me in terms of being afraid of commitment or being afraid to get too involved with other people and a lot of fear-based things, and I really don’t have the feeling that mine is fear-based or that I’m particularly confused.  I’m just not a monogamous person.

I have the feeling that that’s related in some way to the fact that I’m a dispersed essence, and also to an affection, a preference that I have for certain types of interactions. (Laughing)  Is that true?  I mean, could something like that ... in my case, is something like that related to essence?  Or do I have monogamous focuses that are just perfectly fine with that?

ELIAS:  I shall express to you, yes, you do hold focuses of essence in which this expression provides no conflict.

This is the choice of the individual, and in this, I express to you that there is no element that is wrong with your expression in not aligning with this mass belief system.  This IS a mass belief system, that you shall acquire a mate within a relationship, and that you shall — in your physical terms — commit yourself to that individual singularly, and create a monogamous relationship.

This is entirely a belief system.  It is not necessarily the natural order, so to speak, of your reality.  It is not contrary to the natural order of your reality, but it is not the rule either.

In this, it is the choice of the individual, and in that choice, many individuals move easily in alignment with the mass belief systems and DO create a type of monogamous relationship in intimate relationship, and this provides them with a type of expression objectively that is a contributant to their value fulfillment in interaction with another individual singularly, intimately.

But I shall also express to you that this is VERY strongly influenced by mass belief systems.  This moves in the expression of religious belief systems and is widely held throughout your globe, and is not confined merely to your western Christian belief systems, but has been in action and has been held very strongly in the expression of religious belief systems for many, many, many, many centuries within your physical dimension.

Some individuals within certain focuses choose not to be aligning with this mass belief system.  But I shall express to you also, each time any individual moves into actions that are contrary or what you may express to be outside of the mass belief systems within their expression, there is a creation of conflict, for there is tremendous judgment.

The individuals themselves that are moving outside of the expression of mass belief systems are also creating judgments upon self, for in some aspects you also align with the mass belief systems in a reverse type of action, in which your expression may not be in alignment with the mass belief system, but your assessment of self shall be, and you shall express a discounting and a devaluation of self in expressing to yourself that you are wrong and that you are bad, for you are not aligning with the mass belief system.

I am expressing to you, it matters not.  They are belief systems, and in this, choices are choices.  They are not right or wrong; they are not good or bad.  They are choices for movement through experiences, and it is merely the expression of your belief systems that color those expressions within your perception and influence your creation of judgment.

I shall express to you, this is not intrinsic to the choice and expression of this particular orientation, but within the orientation of soft, many more focuses, generally speaking, move in the direction of not necessarily aligning with this particular mass expression of monogamy.

Now; be understanding, I am not expressing that this is an intrinsic quality of the orientation of soft, for it is not.  But within the creation of the expressions of this particular orientation, within the design of this particular orientation, it is much more common that individuals may not be aligning with monogamous relationships

For an element of the orientation of soft is a continuous interaction of relationships of all types — a continuous interaction with other individuals and a continuous creation of relationships and exchange with other individuals — and this is an intrinsic expression of this particular orientation.  Therefore, many focuses that choose the orientation of soft also lean in the direction of not aligning with the mass belief systems of monogamy.

LISA:  Okay.  Can I quickly ask a couple of things about the game?

ELIAS:  Yes.

LISA:  Okay.  Has anybody added the category of trees yet?  If not, can we? (Pause)

ELIAS:  Woods.

LISA:  Woods?

ELIAS:  But you may be offering specific trees, if you are so choosing.

LISA:  Specific trees?  Okay, for Katie and myself, we wanted to enter willow as Sumafi. (Pause)

ELIAS:  Acceptable.

LISA:  Cool.  Under entertainers, I believe it’s entertainers, you had the Allman Brothers as Sumafi.  We wanted to enter The Grateful Dead as Milumet. (Pause)

ELIAS:  Acceptable.

LISA:  Great!  Okay, that’s all.  I have a lot more, but this went way deeper than I thought, so we have no time. (They both laugh)  It’s been great.  Thank you.

ELIAS:  We shall continue! (Chuckling)  I offer great encouragement to you, and be remembering to be listening to your little creature. (Grinning)

LISA:  Okay, I will.  Thank you.

ELIAS:  (Laughing)  To you this day, I offer much affection, and anticipate our next meeting.  I express to you, lovingly, au revoir.

LISA:  Au revoir.

Elias departs at 1:54 PM.

FOOTNOTES:

(1)  I’ve listed two essence names for Lisa based on the following:

From session #428, 7/20/99:

KATIE:  Cool!  And what is her essence name? (Pause)

ELIAS:  Essence name, Yaulyn; Y-A-U-L-Y-N. (yaw-lin’)

From session #479, 9/28/99:

LISA:  Okay.  First I want to know the basic stuff about me — essence name, I want to confirm.  Katie had asked you, and I believe you said Taulyn, T-A-U-L-Y-N.  Is that correct? (Pause)

ELIAS:  Yes, you are correct.