Session 2241


Session 200704071 (2241)
“Relaxation Exercise”
"Perception of Lack"
“The Tiger Woods Analogy”
“How to Generate Success”
“Satisfaction”

Saturday, April 7, 2007 (Private)

Participants: Mary (Michael) and Terri (Uliva)

ELIAS: Good afternoon!

TERRI: Good afternoon! (Elias chuckles) Good to be here with you again. (Laughs)

ELIAS: And what shall we discuss this day?

TERRI: Lots of stuff. The first thing, I guess: I need to fix my vision now. (Laughs) And I've started appreciating that it’s symbology that I’m generating more clarity, and appreciating that validation to myself. So, I do appreciate that, but it’s really starting to put a strain on my neck. So, I really need to fix it now. (Laughs) Because I know I can, because I’ve done it twice. So, I guess I’m looking for the next step. (Laughs)

ELIAS: And what do you recognize in what you did previously?

TERRI: Well, the first time was after a walk. I had laid down and I felt this pop, and it seemed to fix itself. And I’ve been trying not to concentrate on it all the time, but it’s hard because it’s something I use every moment (laughs), but I can… I try to appreciate also that the way that it is affecting me is that it's generating double, which I like that sign of abundance, double everything (laughs). But I guess I can’t quite put my finger on…

ELIAS: But that is merely theory.

TERRI: Right.

ELIAS: That is merely thinking.

TERRI: Right. So, I can’t… that’s why I’m having trouble putting my finger on why I’m still holding onto it. I almost thought maybe it was replacing the bleeding, like if I had to choose, I replaced one annoying thing for another. (Laughs)

ELIAS: That is actually accurate.

TERRI: Yeah?

ELIAS: I have expressed many times, energy will be expressed.

TERRI: Right.

ELIAS: And therefore, if you are holding to some issue, or continuing to generate certain types of energy in tension or in pushing, you may develop some physical manifestation, and you may change that physical manifestation if you become fatigued with it. And if you continue to be expressing energy in similar manner, although you have changed one manifestation, that energy will be expressed in a different manner.

TERRI: Right. So, I thought it was linked to my career, but I felt a lot better in that area. And I felt a lot better in the money area. And I’m still working on the weight area. But I guess I just haven’t put my finger on… either I haven’t put my finger on what it’s stemming from, or it hasn’t been enough time since I’ve started feeling better about my job. I don’t know, but my neck is killing me. (Laughs) And I don’t want to get rid of this and replace it back with the bleeding, either. I would like both of them to be gone. (Laughs)

ELIAS: And in that, are you practicing relaxing?

TERRI: I thought I was. I guess not (laughs), or I’m not doing it right.

ELIAS: What is your assessment of your energy in this moment?

TERRI: Well, my neck’s still tense, because I just drove a long way. So, I feel that tension. I’m always excited when I come to talk to you. And things have been going really well, so… I’m excited that we have a whole hour and I don’t have to worry about watching the clock for a while. (Laughs) So, tense and excited, maybe?

ELIAS: (Chuckles) And what would your assessment of the level of your tension be?

TERRI: Well, I mean if you talk about the tension in my neck, it’s pretty high because I just drove an hour. So, I’d say about a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10. But I tried covering up one of my eyes so I could relax my neck more and take some of the pressure off of it.

ELIAS: Your energy is quite tense presently. In that, you are aware of one aspect of that tension. You are isolating that to one area of your physical body. In actuality, that is a concentration of tension, but you are generating considerable tension within your entire energy field.

And in that, I will express to you there have been very few occasions that we have engaged in which you are not expressing that tension.

TERRI: That’s good. So, it’s not new. (Laughs)

ELIAS: It is so familiar to you that you are not necessarily entirely aware of it. This is the reason that I continue to reiterate to you to practice relaxing. But I am assessing that perhaps you do not quite understand what I am expressing when I encourage you to relax.

And in that, you are translating that into thinking about relaxing—

TERRI: (Laughs) Okay.

ELIAS: — rather than actually relaxing. I would suggest, first of all, that you genuinely allow yourself several times within each day to intentionally incorporate a few moments to genuinely relax your entire body consciousness, beginning with your head and moving your attention to every part of your body. When I express every part of your body, I am expressing that literally; not generally relax your head, but to specifically, intentionally generate an exercise in which you begin with your head, you focus your attention upon your eyes, your nose, your cheeks, your mouth, your jaw, your ears, your neck, your shoulders and so on—every part of your body consciousness, and move that exercise downward.

In this also, you can visualize a silver string. And as you move your attention downward, this silver string is moving through your body in a downward motion. When you approach your toes, allow your visualization to move that silver string out of your physical body consciousness through your toes and into your ground.

In this relaxation, hold your feet flat upon the ground. In this exercise, be in a sitting position. This will allow you to move that tension energy downward through your body and out of your body.

Prior to beginning this exercise, generate an action of shaking your entire body consciousness. That will allow you to loosen that energy.

This is an important element for you, for you naturally generate intensity and excitement, but you mingle those with tension, and therefore it becomes difficult to differentiate what the tension is. And the tension creates blockages.

TERRI: I must be doing really good then, because I feel like I’m still moving through blockages. (Laughs)

ELIAS: I am acknowledging of that.

TERRI: If I ever get rid of this tension, it’ll be like a tidal wave. (Both laugh)

ELIAS: And in that, you may be creating tremendous abundance in many different manners. (Laughs)

TERRI: That’s what I want. That’s what I want.

I was listening to the session in Castaic, which was… I love the little leprechaun analogy. [1] (Both laugh) And I think I already worked with that, but I guess I’m just looking for confirmation. What you were talking about when you go to your refrigerator and you’re low on juice and you make a mental note you need to go to the store to get juice, that’s sending out a shockwave of lack. So, of course I went into a panic because I’m always low on something in my refrigerator. (Both laugh) So, I thought maybe it’s like you can look at the glass-half-full or half-empty analogy. So, instead of saying I’m low on juice, I could concentrate on how many other things I have to drink. Because I would go to the grocery store — I was thinking about this – I would go to the grocery store and I wouldn’t buy anything because I was satisfied with what I already had at home. So, I figured that’s how you can… Because that analogy threw me for a loop. (Laughs)

ELIAS: THAT was an example.

TERRI: Mm-hm. But you know, I took all that literally (laughs).

ELIAS: THAT—

TERRI: The tension. (Laughs)

ELIAS: Precisely. That is the problem.

TERRI: Right.

ELIAS: For this was incorporated as an example. When individuals are generating a concentration upon lack, they can view that they are not merely lacking in one direction, or in association with one subject. That will appear in whatever they are doing. And it appears in their perception in every direction, even in what the content of their refrigerator or their pantry is, or in time. Lack is a very affecting expression, and it is a very affecting energy. And it becomes very confusing to many, many individuals, for they view the lack in one subject but do not realize that they are expressing that in many, many different manners and it is all interconnected.

Therefore, the example of lacking in money and also generating the association that they are lacking in the juice, to emphasize to individuals how all of their actions actually are interconnected, and how although the lack of juice surfacely appears to be entirely unrelated to the lack of money, or the lack of income, but it is the energy that the individual is projecting. It is the being that they are expressing which is creating that continuous shockwave, which is creating this enormous projection of energy that is an enormous magnet.

TERRI: Well, so when I started looking around my kitchen, I was like, “You know, I’ve really set myself up for great abundance,” because I’ve always, every time I buy something, I don’t buy just enough; I buy a lot. I’ve had comments at the grocery store. I buy 60 waffles. (Laughs) They’re like, “You must have a lot of kids.” But they’re all just for me, and I buy everything like that, for efficiency. I want to know that I always have it available.

So, I started looking around and I’m like, “I’ve really set myself up, and everything that I do, for great abundance.” If I would just get out of my own way. (Laughs)

ELIAS: And this is quite significant that you are noticing this, for that is the point, to acknowledge that you actually ARE doing what you want and you actually ARE moving in the direction that you want. THAT is the point, is allowing yourself to recognize that you actually ARE accomplishing and that you actually DO have, rather than focusing upon what you do not have or what you are not doing. This allows you to recognize that you actually are aware of much more than you think.

TERRI: Well, it kind of translated into money, too, because I started really thinking about… I have all of this money floating out in the universe, from people that I’ve loaned it to and… there’s a lot of money surrounding me, floating in the universe. So, it’s like okay, I’d like to draw some of it back to me now, for there is an abundant amount of money out there. (Laughs and Elias chuckles) And I’ve been trying to look at the process of that. Like the money that Shawn owes me, I’ve been working with my associations with that and trying to uncover my shrines. I have a lot of associations with he’s not going to pay me back or he won’t get a different job or he can be playing golf. And I know that has nothing to do with any of those things, so I just need to trust that I will be paid back, even though I don’t know how yet. And what I’ve been going through is my process. So…

And it kind of all came together for me watching Tiger Woods play golf, because I love to watch him, and I try to figure out what makes him stand apart from everybody else. And it’s because he knows that the sum of all of his shots are going to bring him out a winner. And he doesn’t get trapped in, “Oh no! I’ve put the shot 'way over there, now I’ve ruined this hole and that’s going to bring me down, and now I’m going to lose the game.” And you can see, when he’s playing, you can see every other golfer, they know when he’s made his choice, he’s like, “Okay, I’m done playing around now. Time to start winning.” And the whole energy of the field shifts, and everybody else starts screwing up more. And it’s whether they know it or not, whether somebody’s telling them or not. It’s like he sends out this shockwave and everybody feels it and reacts to it. Because they’re all watching each shot that they make, and they’re basing their whole game on that shot.

So, I took that over to my appointments and I’m like, “It doesn’t matter what happens on this appointment.” It’s trusting that, and knowing that the sum of all of these appointments are going to bring me what I want.

ELIAS: Precisely.

TERRI: So, I thought that was pretty cool.

ELIAS: Congratulations.

TERRI: Thank you. (Elias chuckles) And then I started concentrating on that I have great clients. I’m telling my leprechaun I want more great clients. (Laughs) And I have created more great clients coming to me, so I thought that was a good way. Because I really believe that I do trust that I have no doubt that I will figure this out, that I can figure this out.

I’ve been kind of looking at it as going down this river on a raft towards my desires. And every day I catch myself by holding onto the branches off to the side of the river. (Elias chuckles) And I was looking to let go. And I was like, “You let go, and it's like, okay, we’re rushing down the river but I’m fine. I’m in the raft. I’m fine. I’m going in the right direction.” And then every now and again I’ll catch myself trying to grab a branch again. (Elias chuckles) But it’s… yeah. I like that analogy. I just try to stay on my raft and relax. (Both laugh)

So, relaxing is not hiking in the woods. Because I thought that I was relaxing doing that, taking my dogs for a hike, and…

ELIAS: You are generating some release of energy in generating that action.

TERRI: But not the level that I need. (Laughs)

ELIAS: But that is not actually relaxing. You CAN generate that type of relaxation eventually when you incorporate your walks, once you become familiar with how it feels to genuinely let go and to genuinely relax entirely within your body consciousness. Once you become familiar with that action and you know that feeling, you can translate that into an action that you can incorporate with your walks. And that may actually even enhance your walks, for it can generate more enjoyment in the actual walking if you are allowing yourself that openness and that relaxation. It also can be helpful in allowing you more appreciation. It is easier to be appreciating when you are relaxed.

TERRI: Well, I thought that relaxing was connected with feeling more of that floaty feeling that I went to, when I was laying down. I thought THAT was connected to relaxing.

ELIAS: Yes. Somewhat. It is moving you closer, but you can incorporate this more fully, which will allow you to refocus, and it will allow you to stop holding tension in certain areas that create manifestations.

TERRI: Oh. Okay.

ELIAS: In relation to your eyes, you are already holding tension in your neck, and that is affecting of your eyes. And your eyes are affecting of your neck. It is a circle.

TERRI: And then I realized more… It’s like my right eye feels more of the tension. Is it…? Is there any relation to…? I remember Seth saying that one side of your body relates to more logical and one side relates to more creative. Is there anything in that?

ELIAS: Yes.

TERRI: So, the right side is the creative side.

ELIAS: Yes.

TERRI: So, the tension is on the right. Which kind of makes sense, because I watch Zeus try to play, and he’s so awkward, trying to play. (Both chuckle) And it just makes me think that that’s related. It’s not that I’m not creative, it’s just… is it still more of bringing those two sides into harmony?

ELIAS: Balance. Yes.

TERRI: It just looks like he tries so hard to play, he just doesn’t quite get it. (Both laugh) And then Patsy got that knot on her leg, and it looked like it was starting to go down. Was that…? It almost made me think that it was imagery in reference to image? Okay.

ELIAS: [Inaudible] so.

TERRI: Which is still, with my weight… You know, I went to Florida, and I’m happy about the clothes that I took with me… And of course I ate the whole time I was there, so they didn’t quite fit as well when I left. (Elias chuckles) But then within a week I tried on clothes, and they fit a lot better. And I’m like, okay, I know this has nothing to do with diet or exercise, and I know that this new beginning is what I’m trying to create. But then… I guess I just feel like I’m fluctuating between believing that and then I kind of don’t believe it and then I go back towards believing it. So, I’m just trying to… So, if I just hold on to that, knowing that I am moving towards fitting comfortably back into my size [inaudible] and just practice more not doubting that, that my body will regulate itself?

ELIAS: Yes.

TERRI: Okay. Because that’s what I was looking on.

ELIAS: Which, that also involves relaxing.

TERRI: Right. (Laughs and Elias chuckles) [inaudible] (Both laugh)

I wanted to ask, why would you say that money is one of the easiest things for us to generate? Why do you say that? Why is it easier than anything else? Because it's more available?

ELIAS: For you do—this is what you do. It is a very abundant commodity. Even individuals that incorporate little or no possessions generate money. You ALL generate money. Even babies generate money. They do not necessarily incorporate work, but they generate money.

TERRI: Well, I must have forgot to generate much when I was a baby. (Both laugh) But I think I am moving... I just had this thought that I’ve put out there for the last few years that I want to retire by the time I’m 45. And I’ve been just kind of saying, okay, I don’t know how that’s going to happen but really focusing on trusting that, not doubting that I can make that happen, and just kind of letting it go and being open to different… just being open to okay, I can create that. I don’t know how I’m going to create that right now, but I can create that.

ELIAS: What you expressed previously is an enormous key with your explanation of the golfer, for this is the factor that generates success and generates individuals actually accomplishing what they want, regardless of what it is. When you can be focused upon what you want without doubt and without becoming dissuaded by actions that appear to be obstacles or situations that appear to be moving in opposition to you, when you can generate that genuine confidence and determination, you succeed.

TERRI: I feel like I’m moving a lot more into that.

ELIAS: I would agree.

TERRI: That I’m moving a lot more from concept into experience of that.

ELIAS: Correct. THAT is the element of doing. Just as I expressed previously, you become successful in whatever you choose when you can confidently balance the translating element, the thinking; the feeling element, or the experiencing; and the doing. When those three aspects are balanced and moving together, you generate success, and with very little energy and very little effort.

TERRI: Like Thursday morning when it snowed and my power was out and my cable was out, and I was like, “I just have this feeling that today is not the day I need to be working.” I drove into town, I tried to phone, the phone wasn’t working. I was like, “Okay, this… another validation that today is not the day I should be working.” Instead of where before I would have panicked and thought, “Oh my god, here we go again, and I need to get out there and now I’m not going to be making money,” I was just like “Okay, I just need to float down the river on my raft, and the timing’s going to come back around.” And I’m really generating what I desire. My desire is to work less and make more money. So, I could have gone out all that day, but nothing would have come together. Right?

ELIAS: Correct. For it is a matter of listening to yourself, not opposing yourself, and generating that projection of energy that will benefit you. Benefit you in what you want. All that you do, in some capacity, is beneficial, but it is not always what you want.

TERRI: Right. (Laughs)

ELIAS: Therefore, when you ARE listening to yourself and you allow yourself to pay attention to what you are expressing to yourself, you move much more easily. And that allows your energy to flow, which allows energy to flow to you.

TERRI: So, I did that… That day was right on.

ELIAS: Yes.

TERRI: So, I try to go out in the day and just look at just the abundance of infinite possibilities that are out there and know that those are open to me, too. I’m just… I’m really trying not to push or force. Which, I guess surprised me that I’m still so tense, because I thought that I was moving in a much more relaxed direction.

ELIAS: You ARE.

TERRI: Yeah.

ELIAS: But, as I have expressed, this tension is so familiar to you that it is automatic, and you do not actually objectively recognize it. What you DO recognize is that you are creating manifestations.

TERRI: Right. (Laughs)

ELIAS: And you do that to offer yourself that information, that this is energy which is being restricted; it is energy that is being held. That is what tension is.

TERRI: Right. If I’m being more open and I’m being more allowing, what am I restricting? Am I just…? I mean, is it the same as trying to push it into happening and that’s…?

ELIAS: No.

TERRI: No.

ELIAS: You are moving in much too much of a black and white and absolute direction with that. It is not that you are generating less openness. I am greatly encouraging of you and acknowledging of you that you have generated the success that you have, which is very significant, and movement to BE acknowledged.

What I am expressing is you can generate even more of what you are already generating, in recognizing your own body consciousness and the tension that it holds.

TERRI: Well, where is the tension coming from? That’s what’s confusing me. I realize that when I started this job and I was nervous about not being able to make enough at it, because of what happened with ULS, and I know that generates tension. That’s where the tension is coming from.

ELIAS: I am not speaking of nervousness.

TERRI: Right. So, I know that’s not the case anymore. So where is this tension being generated from?

ELIAS: It is merely an automatic action that you do. You have been—

TERRI: Yeah. Because of my nature.

ELIAS: You have been generating this tension for an extended time framework—in your terms, many, many years.

TERRI: But it’s not related to something? It just is?

ELIAS: In similar manner to our discussion of shrines, this would be very similarly related to that, in that you generate or have generated, experiences that have created the shrine. And with that, you have created a body tension.

TERRI: And I’ve never let it go. So, it just keeps building upon building upon building.

ELIAS: At times. This tension does not necessarily continuously build. At times it becomes more, and at times it becomes less. But it is always present.

TERRI: So, I’m getting this thought that the reason I’m noticing it so much now is because I’m in the process of removing the blockages to get me to where I want to go, and this is a big one and now I’m ready to work on this piece. So, it’s like the next one?

ELIAS: Yes.

TERRI: Okay. And the shrines… I thought I’d discovered a few of them: one relating to men, one relating to parents, one relating to body image. Are those the main three, or are there a bunch more out there? (Laughs)

ELIAS: I would agree.

TERRI: Because I’ve been trying to take the jewels off and notice that they're just rocks and [inaudible] that. Okay. That makes more sense. It’s kind of like all these shrines, they’re like containers and have held the tension and I just haven’t noticed it because it was so familiar.

ELIAS: Correct.

TERRI: And now, I’m sort of letting all those associations go.

ELIAS: Yes. And dismantling. It is becoming more obvious.

TERRI: And now I can dismantle the energy buildup, too.

ELIAS: Yes.

TERRI: Okay. Now I understand. (Laughs) Okay.

So, what do wild turkeys mean? Last Friday was so… I guess I was looking for a sign for myself that it was going to be a good day, and eight turkeys come walking across the road, and then I saw a huge collection of them. And then I found a quarter, which I really appreciated and acknowledged. And a pair of eagles circling above. So, it was like a lot of energy that I couldn’t quite bring it all together, what it was… I knew it was good. (Laughs) And I just kind of held onto that for the day, and it was a great day. But I was just curious what the symbology was connected to the wild turkeys?

ELIAS: Freedom.

TERRI: And the eagles are freedom, right? And I think the hawks, where before they were reminding me of my personal power, I think their symbology has changed to validating that I’m living more IN my personal power now.

ELIAS: I would agree.

TERRI: That’s kind of cool. And the yellow trucks, like the big tractor-trailer, these great big yellow trucks. I used to think that they were related to Shawn. But I think it’s more like personal power, too, like big…

ELIAS: Strength.

TERRI: Strength. Okay. Yeah, because I’ve kind of let him go, and I’m okay with that. I watched this movie, "Dinner with André," and one of the characters saying he couldn’t imagine being any more satisfied than when he was with his cup of coffee in the morning, reading his paper. And I thought I really can’t imagine being any more satisfied than when I’m home with my dogs. And I can reach that level of satisfaction doing different things, like when I’m really looking forward to going out. But it’s not that I’m any more satisfied. I just can’t… I can’t imagine, either, being any more satisfied than when I’m watching them run across the field or… like I don’t need anybody else to give me that level of satisfaction.

ELIAS: This is a significant point, my friend. Becoming satisfied with yourself and comfortable with yourself is very significant, for those are the keys that allow you to do what you want.

TERRI: And I seem to be generating income that’s taking care of everything that I need to take care of. It’s like, “Hmm. Look at that. I did it again.” (Both laugh)

So, that’s cool. So, if I can remove some of this tension, then I can really… it’s like the next step. It’s neat, because every time we meet it’s like I’ve already started that next step and I know it, I just haven’t quite… I just need you to kind of fill in the blanks. (Laughs and Elias chuckles)

ELIAS: I am understanding. And this is quite excellent that you are actually acknowledging what you are accomplishing and you are beginning to become comfortable in who you are and what you have.

TERRI: Yeah. It really… It made me appreciate when Steve was saying in the group session, “Take me through it step by step.” (Elias laughs) And that really made me acknowledge and appreciate how far I HAVE come. Because I do remember being there (laughs): “If you could just give us the steps, I’ll follow the steps.” (Both laugh). It makes me laugh every time I hear it, because it’s like wow, I really have come a long way.

ELIAS: Yes. And that is quite significant.

TERRI: Yeah. So, that’s cool. (Elias chuckles) I hear woodpeckers. I have a book that… woodpeckers are a sign that change is coming. But I guess it reminds me that I’m still evolving; it's just a kind of validation that yes, I’m still moving in the right direction. And then my train whistles, which [inaudible]. (Both laugh) I like all of my different symbology (Elias laughs) that I come up with.

Let’s see. Okay. We covered that.

Oh, we were talking about… I always love my door analogy. I feel like I’m like through the door now, but I’m still leaving it open just in case. Before we talked about I felt like I was coming through the door or coming into really experiencing all the concepts that you’ve talked about, about how you really generate imagery. Before I thought I was about halfway through, but now I feel like I’m through it or almost through it, but leaving the door open just in case. (Laughs)

ELIAS: In case what?

TERRI: I don’t know. It’s like in case… It’s like… So, I have… I don’t know. I guess I’m scared to close it because then I’ll be in there going, “Well, what if I need to get back out?” (Laughs) Like a safety net, maybe? But I really feel like I’ve got it. I don’t know, in case… I’m scared that in case I forget it?

ELIAS: You will not.

TERRI: Yeah, I don’t think I will, but I don’t… I want to close the door and just be through it. And I’ve got myself stretching my pilot seat with my chain (laughs): “You’re staying on the pilot seat. Enough! Enough already.” (Elias chuckles) And I think that’s why I created Jeff. Jeff is the guy I was talking to in Canada. I created him to remind, when I’m not able to talk to you. He’s like… I don’t know. Is he a part of you? Or he’s like with my symbology?

ELIAS: It would be YOUR symbology.

TERRI: Yeah. Because he seems to have it all figured out and he’s doing it. And it’s like, “Well, I want to do that.” (Both laugh) And every time I talk to him, he’s like, “Just do it. You just do it.” So, I feel like with his help I was able to like, “Okay, I’m through the door.” (Both laugh) It’s like, “Okay, now what?” Maybe we should leave the door open just in case. I don’t know. (Elias laughs) So next time, I think next time when we meet I’ll be more comfortable in being through the door and I’ll decide, “Okay, now I can close that door because I’m more comfortable being through the door.”

ELIAS: And you can remind yourself that moving through the door is shedding the confinement and allowing you to be in the pilot’s seat without the chain. You will not fall out. (Laughs)

TERRI: Is that the symbology of my seatbelt? Because I usually don’t use it, and the last couple of days I found myself putting it on, and I’m like, “Maybe I’m just… it’s imagery to myself that I am secure, that I can be secure." Is that what that was?

ELIAS: And a comfort.

TERRI: Yeah. That I am secure within myself. I’m just reminding me of that.

ELIAS: Yes.

TERRI: Okay. Well, that’s cool. (Both laugh)

Okay. "American Idol": The singer on "American Idol" that really didn’t seem like he believed he deserved to be there, but then it was like his energy changed and all of a sudden he started believing it, because now he’s not even in the bottom three that get kicked off. But I think it’s also like the mass of his country telling him, sharing energy with him that you can still be here. And he seems to have no expectations or anything. Like Simon put it, he seems like he’s in his own universe. So, it irritates me (laughs), because I don’t think he can sing, but then again, I appreciate how he’s creating staying every week effortlessly. And he doesn’t seem to… it’s kind of like Tiger. He doesn’t seem to take the comments from the judges, he doesn’t take those… how it affects each performance. It’s not like he’s like, “Oh my god, they’re right. I shouldn’t be here.” They don’t even seem to faze him, and he’s like, “Okay, well I’m going to go on to the next week,” and it’s kind of the same thing. He doesn’t let each comment affect what he wants to create.

ELIAS: Correct.

TERRI: So, it keeps me seeing that.

ELIAS: And also, is not concerned with the perceptions of other individuals or their evaluation—

TERRI: Right. And you can really see that.

ELIAS: — of whether he is expressing adequately or not.

TERRI: Right.

ELIAS: Just as you express that you generate an irritation, for your perception is that he cannot sing.

TERRI: Right. And I realize that’s my perception.

ELIAS: It matters not. What is the point is, whether he is accomplished at singing or not, he is allowing himself to do what he wants and not concerning himself with the perception of other individuals that may express that he incorporates little talent in that expression.

TERRI: Yeah. And you can really sense that, even through the TV I can sense that, that he just… Well, he’s just being (laughs) and doing what he wants. And I thought, like I was listening to…

ELIAS: These are encouragements to you.

TERRI: Oh, they are? That I can do that, too?

ELIAS: Yes.

TERRI: Hm. Then I can appreciate him more. (Both laugh)

ELIAS: Or not. But—

TERRI: Right. I don’t appreciate his singing, but I do appreciate how he is so effortlessly creating. Because the other night I was like, wow, now he’s not even in the bottom three. Which, I mean he’s really up there. But am I right in saying that his country is lending him energy too, and kind of reinforcing? Or not?

ELIAS: There is a factor in that, but the main element is the individual himself.

TERRI: Really. Okay. Because I thought it was more the country lending that energy to him.

ELIAS: No. That would be a factor, but the main factor is the individual and the energy that HE is projecting.

TERRI: Okay. Which seems very similar to what… Tiger’s energy.

ELIAS: Yes.

TERRI: Hm. And when I heard the recording of the Castaic session, the very beginning of it, I had this thought that I was there. I was so sick that weekend and I didn’t even think about the session, but I heard somebody laugh and it was like, “That’s me!” It felt like… So, did I create…? I don’t know. Was being so sick that weekend tied into that?

ELIAS: Partially; not entirely, but partially, in projecting your energy, and in that, generating a connecting with my energy and with the group energy. Which is somewhat understandable, for that was a powerful energy in that particular group of individuals.

TERRI: Yeah, that was a really good session. (Laughs)

ELIAS: Thank you.

TERRI: Yeah. I guess a lot of people felt… Because I always feel like whatever I’m working on at the time, that’s what the session’s about. And I guess a lot of the people at that particular session felt like you were talking directly to them. (Laughs)

ELIAS: Yes. I am aware. And in actuality, although I was addressing the group, I was speaking to each of them individually.

TERRI: Right.

ELIAS: Simultaneously. (Both laugh)

TERRI: I had a long talk with Mary a couple of weeks ago about when she interacts with you, what she experiences and everything. I mean, it’s hard to even get your mind around the experience. (Both laugh) Very cool.

Okay, so let’s see. (Hums)

Yeah, I think that was everything. And the shrines. Is there anything, anything else that I’m missing with the shrines? I’ve just been trying to notice them and just kind of spend a couple of minutes each day taking jewels off and looking at them and… I think those, the weight one too, noticing that… and also noticing that I don’t need any more sales training. I got in my car one morning and I put your CD in and it didn’t work, and I just had this impression all of a sudden that I don’t need any more training; I have everything that I need already. It’s not about being trained, learning how to sell better or sell more. The people that I work with, they’re like, “Oh, you should lease everybody a piece of equipment.” But I know it’s my perception that they don’t need that, and I’m putting my judgment on what they need and don’t need, and I know I’m working through that process. And I got a piece of it, because that’s kind of loosened up. But it’s not about me needing more training, it’s not about me needing more exercise or more pills to lose weight—those are all the outside factors.

ELIAS: Correct.

TERRI: And I kind of got that. So, that was kind of cool. But "You’re trained enough already, let it go!"

ELIAS: Congratulations again!

TERRI: Thank you. (Elias chuckles) So, that was cool.

So, then it was cool how I created the session today. After I sent Mary… after the little poem, I think that kind released some of my tension on my end that I was trying to free… interact. And I was being more playful, so I let that come through. (Elias chuckles) You’re catching me quicker. (Laughs) And it’s kind of like when you were talking about you can watch the branches being formed and you can manipulate them.

ELIAS: Yes.

TERRI: And that kind of reminded me of that.

ELIAS: Yes.

TERRI: And so. I think I’ve started to get that. That was a great news, lots of just… this is like so many other little lessons that were like things that you’ve been telling us for a long time. I don’t know, that whole leprechaun guy just brought it together. (Both laugh)

ELIAS: In honor of your holiday. (Laughs)

TERRI: Exactly. Exactly. Now I want to hear about the Easter bunny.

So that’s the end of our time together. Thank you once again. I’m glad we got to spend an hour together. I usually like to do the half hours because sometimes I get overwhelmed, but I just felt like I wanted more time to relax and just enjoy it today.

ELIAS: Very well.

TERRI: So, thank you. (Laughs)

ELIAS: That is, in your terms, a good practice and beginning in your relaxing.

TERRI: Oh good. Good. (Elias chuckles) I’ll take that as my step.

ELIAS: Very well. I shall be anticipating our next meeting. And my energy is always with you.

TERRI: Thank you.

ELIAS: To you in great appreciation and in dear friendship, au revoir.

TERRI: Au revoir.

[1] Group session March 17, 2007 (2227).

(Elias departs after 1 hour 1 minute)