Session 284


“Strange Times”

Saturday, May 30, 1998 © 1998 (Group)

Participants:  Mary (Michael), Forrest (Ellius), Carole (Aileen), Tom (Thomas), Monica (Bridget), and thirty new participants, of which only the following names are available: Betsy, Debra, Doug, Ellen, Fred, Joanne, Lee, Linda, Mari, Mary, Nancy, Pam, Rodney, Sally, Sharon, Suzanne, Tom, and Tony.

This is a group session held in Connecticut at Carole’s house.

Elias arrives at 6:26 PM. (Arrival time is 20 seconds)

ELIAS:  Good evening!  (Smiling)  This evening, we shall begin with an examination of your present time framework.

What be this air that hangs so very strangely upon this time period presently that moves you all in a new, strange direction that is unclear?  "What is my purpose?  What is my direction?  Where are we moving?  What does our future hold?"  These are questions that have been presented to this essence and that all of the individuals presently upon your planet are inquiring of, for these are strange times ... changing times, but interesting times!

You engage presently what I have designated in my terminology as a shift in consciousness, which is occurring presently and escalating and is affecting of all of you individually and also en masse.  Odd and peculiar events occur within your present time framework, and this moves more intensely as you move forward within your linear time.  In this, waves occur in consciousness.

Let me express to you that there is no separation within consciousness, and although you view yourselves to be separate individuals, and within this reality objectively you are, you are also not.  You are all interconnected within consciousness, and you hold no separation.  You all hold affectingness to each other en masse and individually, and in this you share many experiences.

Presently, within this now, a wave is occurring within consciousness which is directly involving this shift in consciousness.  Many individuals are beginning now to be experiencing elements of trauma and confusion.

Now; let me also express to you that as I have expressed many times previously, the reason that I speak with all of you is to be offering information in regard to this shift in consciousness, and in that to be affecting in lessening the trauma that shall be associated and IS associated with this shift.  And now, it begins.
I have been speaking for a time period with many individuals as to this shift in consciousness, but I have also been offering information to all of these individuals of self, that they may better understand their individual selves and interactions and therein hold a greater understanding of the action of this shift in consciousness.

This shift is global.  You have agreed within essence to be creating a new type of reality within your particular dimension, which is this, and in this physical manifestation you have exhausted your wonderment with your experiences that you have created previously, and now move into a new area of experience.

What is your purpose within this dimension?  Your purpose is to be manifesting for the experience of physical focus within a dimension that is focused upon the sexual and emotional aspects of physical experience.  Experience is your purpose.

(Grinning)  You have no mission.  You have no method.  You have no process.  You are not in school.  You are not upon a lower plane, and there are no masters that are above you that are guiding you along your path, for you have no path!  You merely hold experience.

You are essence.  You each before me presently are an individual focus of your essence.  You are a focus of attention of your essence, and your essence holds countless focuses of attention.  This be important for your information, for within the action of this shift these focuses shall bleed through to you, for there is no separation and for you are loosening the veils in consciousness that you have held throughout millennium in this particular physically manifest dimension.

Presently, as I have stated, another wave within consciousness is occurring.  Waves in consciousness occur continuously.  Some of these waves hold more of an intensity than others.  Now; let me explain briefly a wave in consciousness.  You create waves in consciousness continuously.  You label these waves objectively through your belief systems.  Let us use an example that I have presented many times to individuals, for it serves the purpose well:

You create seasons of actions.  You create seasons of waves that you respond to.  Within your physical seasons of your year, you also create a wave season; a cold season, a flu season.  This is a creation of a wave that you participate within en masse.  You all individually create this, and in agreement en masse you manifest this.  Individually you create your own individual expression or participation within this wave, or you choose not to participate within the wave.  You always hold the choice to participate or to not participate, but the wave of energy in consciousness holds such an intensity that many individuals DO participate within these waves.

This is not what you would term to be an objective choice.  You do not think, "I recognize a wave in consciousness is occurring.  We have created this.  I shall participate.  I shall become ill."  No.  You do not express to yourself, "I shall become ill, for this shall be contributing to the commerce of our society."  Or, "I shall be participating in the exchange of consuming pharmaceuticals and engaging truths," -- which, Aileen, you may explain at a later time period to these individuals -- "that our economy shall benefit." ()

No, you do not.  You merely participate.  Subjectively you DO choose for your own reasons, and those reasons shall be beneficial to you, for you do not choose any experience within your focus that is not beneficial. It may not hold pleasantness; it may not hold joyfulness.  It may hold uncomfortableness or distress, but it is beneficial.  Beneficial is not positive or negative.  In actuality, there is no positive or negative!  There merely is choices of experience.

In this, you create presently another wave; not in the area of physical affectingness as your seasons of illness, but you create an intensity of a wave presently within consciousness en masse which is designed by you to be addressing to belief systems.  This particular wave you have created within a huge swell which is affecting not only of you individually, but greatly en masse -- within your societies, within your governments, within your countries, within your world -- but these you may view quite easily.  You may look to turmoil within many areas of expression objectively outside of you, so to speak ... although there is no outside of you!  (Grinning)

In this, you may look to other individuals experiencing conflict.  You may look to societies, you may look to communities, you may look to business, you may look to all elements and view upset.  This may be in what you term in your belief systems positive or negative -- either.  It holds an intensity, and it is obviously viewable all about you.  But although you may allow yourselves the enlightenment of expressing to yourselves and other individuals that you understand and see that this is an action of this shift in consciousness moving throughout your communities ... for you are so very enlightened and knowing!  But as you experience these elements within your individual experiences, you question and you express, "Why am I experiencing this intensity?  Why do I experience this conflict?  Why do I experience this confusion?  Why am I creating what I am creating?"  Or, "Why is someone else creating what they are creating for me?"

(Intently)  No other individual creates for you.  You create your reality individually.  Every aspect, every element of it, you create.  You draw yourselves to other individuals’ creations, but you are creating of this also, for you are drawing yourselves to their creations.  Therefore, you are participating and you are within agreement.

Within this present now, this wave which is occurring, and has not crested presently yet but continues to build and accelerate, is affecting of individuals in different manners.  If you are experiencing conflict within relationship, if you are experiencing conflict within business, if you are experiencing conflict or confusion within self, within understanding, within belief systems, this is connected to this wave, and you have created a choice to be participating within this present wave in consciousness, and this also is directly related to this shift in consciousness.

The base element of this shift in consciousness is to be identifying, recognizing, and addressing to the belief systems that you hold and to be accepting of these belief systems -- not eliminating, not altering, not changing, but to be accepting of these belief systems, which therefore renders these belief systems neutralized, which shall be creating of this new establishment in consciousness; for if you are not affected by those belief systems that you hold, you allow yourselves the opportunity to open to your awareness and you allow yourselves to view more of your reality.

I have stated many times, this shift in consciousness is limited to this dimension.  This is YOUR choice within this dimension upon this planet in this reality, and in this you may be allowing yourselves to drop these veils within your singularly focused attention and allow yourselves to be interactive and viewing of so very much more of your reality that you create within essence.  This offers you the opportunity to view and participate within the action of transition, which until recently, so to speak, in relative terms, individuals have chosen merely to engage the action of transition after disengaging physical focus.

Disengagement of physical focus, as you are most probably aware, is that moment that you choose, which you DO choose, to be disengaging of this manifestation, or what you commonly address to be death.  I do not choose to engage the word death, for there is no death.  There is merely emergence, which is birth.  Therefore, at the moment of disengagement, you are birthed, not "deathed."  (Grinning, obviously pleased with the word "deathed."  Elias is full of himself tonight!)

But within this action of being birthed and an emergence, you enter into an action which is termed to be a transition.  This transition is to be shedding completely of the objective awareness and the belief systems held within the objective awareness, that you may re-emerge -- not newly emerge, but re-emerge -- yourselves into non-physical focus and move into whatever direction you choose to move within, for you are within a continual state of becoming, and that is what you are.  Therefore, if you inquire, "What am I?" or "Who am I?", you are essence and you are within a continual state of becoming.  This is consciousness.  This is essence.  This is you.

As to this wave and its affectingness and your participation within it, you may also be choosing to be participating within this wave but not within conflict, and in this you may be creating of tremendous excitement or elation, heightened senses, a time period of heightened awareness, but you also shall be addressing to belief systems, for this is the action of this particular wave.  This be the reason that more individuals are presently experiencing confusion and conflict, for they are addressing to their belief systems.

All of the creations that you engage that you view to be negative or confusing are those that are addressing to your belief systems.  All of those experiences within this time framework that you choose to engage of heightened senses and elation or excitement are the acknowledgment to yourselves that you have been addressing to belief systems, and this is your validation that you are accomplishing moving through elements of your belief systems.  Therefore, there may be different expressions, but the action is the same.  It is merely dependent upon your position and how you have addressed to your belief systems ... or not addressed to your belief systems!

In this, let me be clear in expressing to you, these waves have been moving more frequently within what you would term to be a recent short time period.  Within your recent few years this action has been accelerating, and now you move into an immense wave addressing to that very core of the action of this shift in consciousness, and that is the addressing of belief systems, and in that, the most affecting belief systems are those of duplicity and acceptance.

You all hold the belief system of duplicity.  There is no individual upon this planet within this dimension that does not hold the belief system of duplicity, but in moving into the areas of acceptance, you also move into the area of accepting of duplicity automatically, in part, and therefore begin the neutralization of this belief system, which holds the greatest stronghold with you.  You believe that you are good and bad simultaneously, and this is duplicity, and you believe that all other individuals are good and bad simultaneously.  This is duplicity.  And no individual is good and bad, for there is no good and bad!  It is merely choices of experience.

There is no element within your dimension -- there is no element within essence -- that is good or bad.  You merely hold belief systems that express this to you that you believe, and you create your reality in accordance with this, and this perpetuates the lack of acceptance within self and within other individuals, and this creates conflict and the perpetuation, and over and over and cycling and circling and continuing.  And this be the action of your shift, to be altering of this reality and recognizing the reality that there is no right and wrong, there is no good and bad, and there is no necessity for judgment.

And also let me express to you that each time you view yourselves or another individual to be right, you are creating a judgment.  You do not merely create judgment in expressing wrongness, for each time that you express rightness, you also express wrongness automatically, for some element must be wrong if there is an element that is right!  This is how you have created your reality and your belief systems, and it IS your reality and it is a very STRONG reality, and it holds to you very strongly and YOU hold to IT very strongly, and you resist the letting go of these belief systems, for they are familiar.  And this is what you have created for millennium and this is what you recognize and this is comfortable, and although you express you are not comfortable, you continue to create uncomfortableness, for it is familiar, and in that it is comfortable.

(Humorously)  What is uncomfortable is the unfamiliar -- strange beings visiting you, strange qualities within your experiences, and the "wooo" (grinning) of all of the unknown elements that exist within your reality!  You are leery of plunging yourselves directly into the middle of your Bermuda Triangle within your own home, but this triangle holds wondrous elements and within it you hold wondrous creativity!  And this is what you magnate to presently, although you hold to your energy and you hold to yourselves in fearfulness, for it is unfamiliar and frightening, but it is wondrous also!  And therefore, the knowing within you that you are so accomplished at NOT listening to any longer re-emerges within you and allows you the wonderment of your own remembrance; your remembrance of self, of essence, of what you are, and the amazement of your own unbounded creativity, which it is!

Each of you holds wondrous gloriousness!  There are no limitations to your accomplishments.  There are no limitations to your energy.  There are no limitations to your connectedness EXCEPT within the area of the holding to your belief systems, and as you hold to them you also create your own limitations and you do not allow yourselves to view the wondrousness of what you have created within this dimension.

This particular dimension is exceedingly diverse, and you have offered yourselves within this particular dimension the opportunity to explore immense creativity and creations.  Look about you at what you have created already!  And now you move into the area of not expressing outwardly in the creation of your planet, of your world, of your inventions, of your expressions, but now you move into the MORE expansive area of creativity, in expressing what you are and who you are and what you may access.  You hold presently the ability to access ALL of your focuses of essence.  The veil is very thin.  You have created this!  You may access other areas of consciousness, not within "chanting trances" (grinning) but within your objective waking state, that which you manipulate so very well and have accomplished so very well within.

Within your objective expression, you may expand now.  It is not limited to creating outside of you, but may manifest in what you may view to be outside of you as projected by within you, as accessed from within you.  But in this, your key is to be addressing to these belief systems, and the most powerful of these, as I have stated, is that belief system of duplicity, which blocks you tremendously en masse and individually.

Acceptance is the lack of judgment in any area, which may be sounding quite simplistic to you all, but I shall be wagering to express to you that your accomplishment objectively of this action shall not be quite so easy, (laughter) for you shall find yourselves within situations every of your days expressing a lack of acceptance, either to yourselves or to another individual.  But be assured, this also is not negative!  This is your OPPORTUNITY to engage this action.  This is your opportunity to express to yourself, "This be not bad; this be not good.  This be my opportunity to create my choice."  For as you allow yourselves the hold of your belief systems, you also limit your choices and you express that you do not hold choices.  You are bound; you MUST be.  You must not be!  I express to you, extremely not!  You merely believe that you are locked, but you are not, and each opportunity that you present yourself within, within each wave, offers you the viewing of new choices.

You need only relax momentarily and stop momentarily and view your own action; NOT view another individual’s action, but view YOUR action and view YOUR belief systems, for it matters not the expression of another individual.  This be not your responsibility.  You hold enough responsibility for self, which is tremendous!  Therefore, why shall you assume false responsibility for another individual?  This shall be overwhelming!  In your terms physically, you do not possess enough time to be assuming responsibility for any other individual upon your planet, for your time framework is consumed merely with your own responsibility.  But you assume responsibility for other individuals, for this distracts you from the responsibility of self and allows you to not address to self, and also allows you to continue in your familiarity of your belief systems of duplicity and your belief systems in acceptance and the lack of that therein.

Acceptance is the word; acceptance of self in recognition that you are not bad, that you are not good, that your expressions are not bad, they are not good.  They merely are.

If you are choosing presently within this moment -- (chuckling deviously) shall we be shocking? (laughter) -- to be engaging contrary to the belief systems that you all hold in areas lurid, shall this be bad?  If you rise and move to this individual across and physically engage contact, shall we all be aghast?  Of course, for these are your belief systems, but they are belief systems!

If you all shall be engaging unacceptable behavior within this presence, oh my!  We shall all be wondering if we have engaged lunacy, shall we not?  No.  You are merely creating choices for experiences, which are influenced by your belief systems and are judged by your belief systems.

You adorn yourselves with apparel, for you hold a belief system that this is necessary and acceptable within your society.  It is a belief system.  It matters not whether you choose to be adorning yourself with apparel or not, but you hold belief systems that it matters greatly!  (Laughter)  Therefore, it is quite affecting.  You carry this belief system farther by expressing that it also matters what type of apparel you shall be adorning yourselves with.  My, we shall be very conscious of this aspect!

Let me express to you, a belief system is as a bird cage.  I have expressed this analogy previously, but I shall repeat it presently.

The bird cage is the belief system, but the bird cage holds many, many, many birds, and you may include many more birds into the cage, as many as you choose, for the cage expands and is accommodating of however many birds you choose to be placing in it, and it shall continue to expand, for it is quite accommodating.

This is the belief system, as the cage.  The birds are all of the elements of the belief system, all of the aspects of the belief system, and I shall express to you that each belief system that you hold holds very many birds and may be quite tricky with you, for many of the birds are hiding behind other birds that you may not even allow yourselves to view.  The point of acceptance is to open the door of the bird cage and allow the birds to fly away.  Therefore, you continue to hold the cage, but it is empty.

The cage remains before you.  You have not eliminated the cage, but the cage serves no purpose, for the birds are not contained, and in this it is merely a cage, an object for you to view and not maintain and not interact with, but merely just view, and in this you may express your opinion of the cage:  "I view this cage to be quite lovely.  I view this cage to be quite distasteful."  But it matters not, for it holds no purpose.  It holds no function.  There are no birds contained.  And as the birds are allowed to fly away, they are transformed within energy and are no longer birds.  Therefore, what shall you replace in the cage?  There are no birds to put in the cage.  It is merely an ornament.

(Intently)  This be an action of your shift.  This be one of your most affecting aspects of this shift in consciousness which shall be the most liberating of you, for in this action you allow yourselves to divert your attention, which has been held so singularly to your belief systems, away from the cage, which is merely ornamental.  Therefore, in opposition to viewing this one cage within your room, you allow yourself to view the room.  You allow yourself to view the vastness of all that is around the cage that you have not allowed yourself the openness in your attention to view, and all the wondrous creative elements that reside in that space, so to speak, that you have not viewed, for your attention has been directed to the cage and all of its birds.

I shall allow you to be assimilating this information.  We shall break, and as we return, I shall allow briefly for your questioning.  To you all, I shall request excuse.

Vic’s note:  Whew!  That’s certainly one of the longest dissertations I’ve typed to date.  It seemed like one very long run-on sentence!

BREAK   7:18 PM
RESUME  7:52 PM (Arrival time is 6 seconds)

ELIAS:  Continuing.  You may engage your inquiries, if you are so choosing, at this time period.  Is this "formal" enough?  (Grinning, and the group laughs)

Vic’s note:  It’s going to be difficult to identify who is asking questions, but I will do so when possible.  Otherwise, I will just indicate male or female.

FORREST:  Elias, can I ask one quick question?  I’d like to understand the difference between the action of choosing and the action of judgment.

ELIAS:  Choice is choice.  It does not involve a judgment or the lack of judgment.  It is merely an action, a choice, a decision that you hold to move in one direction or another direction, to be creating of one probability or another probability.  A judgment is a projection of a belief system.  Choice may be influenced by belief systems, but it in itself is not a belief system.  Judgment is.  Judgment is always an element, a bird of the cage, an element of the belief system.  Choice is merely an action which is not a belief system in itself.

CAROLE:  I have just a real quickie.  Is everybody here Sumafi?  Is that why the people that were coming kept switching around?  Did we end up with a room full of Sumafi?  (Laughing)

ELIAS:  (Chuckling)  You are correct.

CAROLE:  So that’s why the people that were coming kept switching and changing, and I wasn’t really sure until the end.  (Elias nods and chuckles)  Thank you.

MALE:  Elias, I understand what you’re saying about belief systems and not judging things as good or bad, but would you agree that there are actions that we can do that cause suffering to ourselves and others?  We don’t call it good or bad, but there’s actions that I’m sure you would prefer -- or anybody in the room here would prefer -- to be done to them, and things they would do to other people.

ELIAS:  Those are indicated by your belief systems.  As for your question to myself of preference, I hold none.  They are merely experiences.  It matters not what you choose.  The reason that I interact with you is that you HAVE created a choice within your preferences, which are also influenced by your belief systems, that you choose to not be experiencing trauma within the action of your shift, for within your belief systems you view this to be negative and undesirable, but this also is viewed by your belief systems.

As for myself, within the area of consciousness that I occupy this is not an element, for I do not hold belief systems, and therefore any experience, regardless of how YOU view these experiences as pleasurable or not, are merely experiences for my viewing.  But I shall express to you that within your physical focus you HAVE created an officially accepted reality, and in this you DO create the reality of thickness or not within your energy, based upon your belief systems.  Therefore, if you are moving in directions within your physical focus of hurtfulness or judgment, you also create a thickness with the energy that you receive and that you project, and this creates what you may term to be -- although in actuality it is not, but what you may term to be -- a slowing of your motion.  I may also express to you that in seeking pleasure or in moving in the direction of pleasure in ANY area, you eliminate this thickness.

Now; here shall be your paradox in your duplicity, for you view those elements that are positive to be good and acceptable and you view those elements that are uncomfortable or hurtful to be bad, but you also view those elements that you view to be positive and good as pleasurable and you view them also to be bad!  (Laughter)  There are only certain conditions that your pleasurableness may be accepted, and if you move outside of these conditions, you place yourself right back into your duplicity in expressing, "Now this pleasure is bad!"

It is acceptable to be experiencing pleasure in certain areas.  It is acceptable within your officially accepted reality to be experiencing pleasure if you are not abusing pleasure, which is ANOTHER belief system, another bird in the cage!  You may be experiencing substance if you are not abusing substance, for this may be pleasurable, but it is also bad.  You may be experiencing sexuality, but you may only experience this within the confines of your belief systems and the mass belief systems, for if you move outside of the mass belief systems and engage this action of pleasure, it is bad and it is no longer acceptable.

You may move in the direction of many pleasurable actions, but once you move in the direction that is not compliant with the mass belief systems, that pleasure automatically becomes unacceptable and bad, and no pleasure -- we shall rock your world with this statement -- no pleasure is bad!  ALL pleasure is acceptable and ALL pleasure lends to the ease of your movement through your focus, for you automatically within essence magnate and move in the direction of pleasure, and this eliminates your thickness ... but you limit your pleasure tremendously!

You shall at time periods be witness to this essence express acknowledgment of individuals inquiring in the area of pleasure.  "But Elias, shall I move into this direction of engaging another individual in pleasurable activities when our mass belief systems are so very far against this?"  And I shall be expressing, "Yes.  Shall you not?"

You shall express to me, or other individuals may express to me, "Shall we not place judgment upon individuals that engage in popular substances?"  What is your present substance, which is so very popular, of smoking?

CAROLE:  Marijuana?

ELIAS:  Ah, very good!  Very bad bad bad!  (Laughter)

CAROLE:  Or the new sex drug ... what is it?  Viagra!

ELIAS:  Very bad bad bad!  (Laughter)  These are pleasurable items -- very bad! -- for you hold very strong belief systems in these areas, which are very reinforced by your mass belief systems.

Ah, another area which has become a very strong mass belief system -- and we shall rock your world again -- your [tobacco] smoking.  Individuals have inquired previously, "Is this harmful to me?"  Yes, it is harmful to you, in relation to your belief systems.  If you are in compliance with the mass belief system and you hold the belief system also that this action is harmful to you, yes, it shall be, for you shall create that; but in itself, no, it is not.

It is merely your belief systems that dictate what you create, but the things in themselves do not hold belief systems.  Therefore, how may be they affecting of you in any harmful manner, for nothing that you create is harmful to you.  It is merely your belief systems that create the harmfulness, for you do not create harmful elements, for essence is not harmful to self and is not intrusive to any other essence.  Therefore, how shall you be creating of any element that is hurtful to you, except within the expressions and the influences of your belief systems.

Therefore, I answer to you:  Yes, to you there are actions that are acceptable and there are actions that are not acceptable.  There are directions to be followed and directions not to be followed.  You shall not be harmful to another individual and murder them, for this is unacceptable.  I express to you, if you shall be engaging the action of murdering another individual, you are in agreement to be experiencing a role of perpetrator and victim for that experience, and it IS a choice and it IS an agreement.  Therebe, (therefore) what is the right or wrong?  There is none.  It is merely an experience, and each experience is purposefully chosen by each individual for their own benefit; not necessarily pleasure, but benefit.

MALE:  Thank you.  (Six-second pause)

ELIAS:  Little mice, once again!  (An impatient Elias, once again!)  Chattering chattering chattering within your energy, and being so very objectively (whispering) quiet.  (Chuckling)

FEMALE:  So people choose to be a victim?

ELIAS:  Absolutely.  All of your actions within physical focus are a choice.  You choose what you desire to be creating within your experience in conjunction with your intent that you have created within each focus, and for its purity of its experience

FEMALE:  So somehow that will be beneficial to that person that chooses to be a victim?

ELIAS:  Yes.  If they are surviving, they may be....

FEMALE:  But there is no death, so....

ELIAS:  You are correct.  I use this word of survival in conjunction with your belief systems of physical survival, and if they are surviving physically, they may be using this experience to their benefit.  If they are not, they have chosen to be disengaging in this manner, which is not bad, for they are not within death.  They are merely creating a choice to move into a new emergence in that moment.

It is all a choice.  Your choice of disengagement is yours.  You may be murdered.  You may be eaten by a bear.  You may disengage within your dream state.  You may choose to be creating of tremendous disease, and in that....

FEMALE:  Or you could choose pleasure!

ELIAS:  And you may!  It is all your choice.  You may choose to engage disengagement as you are experiencing pleasure within your sexuality!  Quite fun!  (Everybody cracks up)  It is your choice.

FEMALE:  Are you familiar with Landmark work at all that’s going on right now?  Landmark education?

ELIAS:  Yes.  This would be another avenue for information and allowance of widening awareness.

I shall express to you, there are many avenues available to you.  Not all individuals draw themselves to myself and this information that I offer.  It is available to all individuals that choose to be drawing themselves to it, but not all individuals shall draw themselves to this information.  They shall move in other directions, but it matters not.  It is merely a choice, and there are many avenues, many actions that are established presently and shall be becoming established, for they all are in compliance with this shift in consciousness.  Even within your religious communities, there becomes a new movement in a similar direction.

It matters not what you look to for your information.  It matters that you allow yourselves the opportunity to receive information, for information allows you knowledge, and knowledge creates wisdom, and in wisdom you create for yourselves an opening in consciousness and a freedom.  And this be the point, to be allowing yourselves a new liberation and freedom within your creativity.

FEMALE:  That’s why this is like the same.

ELIAS:  MUCH is available to you that you shall perceive to be similar or the same.

FEMALE:  Did you ever hear of the "hundred monkey" effect?  (Pause)

ELIAS:  I am aware.  This shall be another expression which shall facilitate an opening with many individuals, for it allows an opportunity for individuals to be connecting and be allowing themselves a clearer understanding in certain areas, but also I caution you that many of these types of elements also incorporate some belief systems.

MALE:  Elias, could I ask a question?

ELIAS:  You may.

MALE:  Do you see a time duration to this shift?

ELIAS:  Yes.  I have expressed this....

MALE:  I apologize.  I was dozing in and out of consciousness while you were talking.

ELIAS:  I have not expressed this within this evening!  (Everybody cracks up)  Therefore, you have not "missed" the information!  I have expressed this previously, but not within your physical presence.  Therefore, be assured that you continue to be fine!  (Chuckling)

MALE:  Thank you!

ELIAS:  Yes.  This shift in consciousness began at the turn of this present century and has been building throughout this century.  You approach your new century and the beginning of your new millennium, and within this coming century, approximately within its three-quarter mark, this shift in consciousness shall be accomplished in its fullness, and your reality shall be very different than what you view presently.  ALL of your reality shall be different.

I have expressed previously, once only, a of many elements of your reality that shall be quite altered.  This is not limited to only your element of consciousness.  You also, within your belief systems, have separated.  You view your spirituality ... let us all bow to spirituality now, (bowing, and much laughter) for it is very sacred, and is also very removed from you all!  (Grinning)

In actuality, your spirituality is all of you.  It is not separated.  It is not some action or element or "part" of you that is beyond your reach and that you are reaching for or that you are seeking out.  It is all of your expression.  It is who you are.  There is no separation.  Therefore also, this shift shall not merely be your vast enlightenment within consciousness!  It shall be your new-found remembered awareness of what you are in its fullness, and it shall be expressed in ALL of your reality, within consciousness -- that YOU view to be consciousness, as some elusive, floating "thing" -- and also within your objective expression; your societies, your way of life, so to speak, your currency, your exchange, which there shall not be exchange any longer, for it shall be unnecessary.  Your entire reality, physically, objectively, shall be altered, for this is the direction that you have chosen to move into for a new experience.

And I express to you this night, as I have expressed previously, your science fictions are closer to science fact than you realize, and are not so very far removed from your grasp!  And this should be evident to you, for you create more and more and more of your science fictions and occupy your fascinations with your science fictions as you move through your linear time.  It becomes more of a fascination to you, and you become more creative with it, for you are accessing information that you KNOW subjectively within you, and you are expressing this outwardly objectively in imagery, preparing yourselves for what is to come.

FEMALE:  Elias, what is to come?

ELIAS:  Greatness in your focus; the elimination of the conflict that you have fascinated yourselves with for so very long; the exploration of the wonderment of what you view to be your cosmos.  There is more to your reality than you have allowed yourselves to view!  You offer yourselves within this century glimpses that are influenced by your belief systems of "little gray squashy guys," your extraterrestrials, which are your projections to yourselves of your focuses in other dimensions that you may access, and these shall be recognized in their true form, not in what you project them to be, and known to you as elements of you, not as something outside of you, but a focus within another dimension that you shall hold the ability to access, for exploration shall be through dimensions and within and around this dimension.  Therefore, you shall hold the ability to explore through universes and around universes, and this shall be affecting of this reality also, for you shall also realize that the reality that you hold presently holds no efficiency if you are not holding belief systems, for within the acceptance of the belief systems and their neutralization, what be the necessity to be expressing of them?

Why shall you murder someone for an experience if you hold no belief system in this area?  Why shall you create the agreement?  Why shall you be hurtful to another individual ... or to yourself, which you are more than you are to any other individual!  And why shall you engage this action, for you hold no belief system that influences it.  In this, where be the motivation?  You have experienced these elements already.  They have lost their fascination.  You now are ready to expand and explore OTHER elements of your reality which hold MUCH fascination; new worlds, so to speak.

And why shall you hold exchange and currency?  You do not hold the belief system that is attached to it.  Individuals shall be providing for the necessities, so to speak, of your physical existence, for they CHOOSE to be providing.  Individuals shall engage in fun!  They shall move in the direction of creating what THEY find pleasurable, and there shall be plenty of individuals that find occupations pleasurable that you now enforce as not pleasurable [and] merely to be engaging currency.

There are enough individuals that find pleasure in tilling.  There are enough individuals that find pleasure in business.  There are enough individuals that find pleasure in woodwork, in metal, in ANY aspect of creating that you can imagine to be creating, and there are also enough individuals to provide you with beauty within your arts.  And contrary to your present belief systems, individuals are not lazy!  They are merely unmotivated, for they are limited by their belief systems and by the belief systems of the mass.  But in the allowance of freedom and the liberation of the hold of the belief systems, there is no free-for-all.  There is no chaos.  There is an allowance of free expression, which shall be completely adequate to provide you with all that you need.

FEMALE:  Is this that you describe WITH a physical body?

ELIAS:  Yes, absolutely!  You may also be realizing that your physical body requires much less maintenance than you realize, and in this you may also be realizing -- you SHALL be realizing within the probabilities of this shift -- that your physical manifestation may be continued for much longer than you allow presently.  You may not choose to be creating for extended linear time within your physical form, but within the exploration and excitement of what lies before you within your creativity, you may be choosing to be extending of your linear time framework that you occupy within your frame of your focus.  Therefore, your average age, so to speak, of disengagement may jump tremendously to that which extends into hundreds of your years, for if you are engaging pleasure and joyfulness and enjoyment of what you are creating, why shall you disengage the action?  You shall continue the action for the experience!

This is not to say that you may never experience conflict once this shift has been accomplished, for you may choose to be experiencing conflict, but you shall hold the awareness of WHY you are experiencing this conflict and WHAT you are creating and HOW it is purposeful to you.  You shall not hold question.  You shall be intentional in your conflict, knowing that it is merely an experience that you choose to engage.  (Here, there is a pause as the phone rings and the answering machine picks up)  More equipment! (Grinning)

FEMALE:  Elias, I wanted to ask you about disengagement.  When you choose to disengage, do you always have a different physical being afterwards, or could you have none?  I don’t understand.

ELIAS:  Ah!  We move into the belief system of reincarnation! (Grinning, and laughter)  There is no reincarnation, for there is no "thing" to be reincarnated!  Each focus is a new, unique expression.  It is not a used part!  (More laughter)

Therefore, I express to you also, all of your focuses occur simultaneously.  You merely hold the perception within this dimension that you move in the direction of linear time in sequence.  You are born, you live, you die, you move into non-physical focus, you are born, you live, you die, you move into intermission, you are born, you live, you die.  Very incorrect!

ALL of your focuses are occurring simultaneously.  This be the reason that you may access all of them, for all time is simultaneous.  It is not linear; it is sideways.  You may step sideways -- not forward, not backward, but sideways -- and you may view the other you’s, which are not you, for they are also uniquely individual focuses of essence, but you are also, and each focus contains all of essence.  Therefore, you ARE the other focus ... but you are not!  (Laughter)

In this, as the individual focus chooses to be disengaging, you do not "return," so to speak.  But I shall express to you that the reason that you have developed this belief system of reincarnation is that as -- within linear time -- you as you choose to be disengaging from this physical manifestation, you move into a non-physical area of consciousness, and you may project an aspect of you which shall be manifest physically.  This is a new creation.  It is not you.  It is its own new creation, and although within this physical dimension it appears to be appearing within linear time, it is not.  All of this action is occurring presently.

Presently, you sit within this room and engage me.  Presently, you occupy the area of transition in non-physical focus.  Presently, you occupy other areas of non-physical focus.  Presently, you occupy many other time frameworks within physical focus.  Presently, you occupy other focuses within this particular time frame.  And presently, you occupy focuses within many other dimensions!  (Grinning)

This is all you, and this is all available to you within the action of this shift.  And there be your motivation to engage this shift and its accomplishment, for it is magnificent, for you are magnificent, for you are essence, and essence is magnificent!  (Brief pause)  Is this answering of your question?  (Grinning, and laughter)

FEMALE:  Yes.  Thank you!

ELIAS:  You are welcome!  (Chuckling)  I shall allow for two more questions, and we shall disengage.  (Looking at somebody)  Yes?

FEMALE:  Elias, have you come to mankind in our past, or is this the first time you’ve come to help facilitate this shift?

ELIAS:  Within this type of energy exchange, you are inquiring?  (There is no audible answer on the tape)

I have been manifest within this dimension physically in what you term to be previous time periods, or what you may term to be incarnations ... which are not incarnations!  (Grinning)  But within this action of energy exchange, I have engaged this action most previous to the action that I engage presently with Michael, but in that exchange, the efficiency of the allowance for the least amount of distortion was not as great as is allowed with this energy exchange.  Therefore, those energy exchanges have been discontinued, and in this I allow myself to focus solely through this one individual of Michael, for this allows the least amount of distortion in that there is an ability to be moving aside the filtration of the belief systems held by Michael, which facilitates this exchange more efficiently.

FEMALE:  Thank you.

ELIAS:  You are welcome.

FEMALE:  What can you tell us about this group, Elias, that we don’t know, that is obvious to you but not to us?

ELIAS:  What is obvious to me is that you are all drawing yourselves together to be accessing this information and allowing yourselves a new opportunity to view the interconnectedness of all and that you are not separated, and this also offers you the opportunity to draw upon this.  You have now drawn yourselves together in this forum.  You have allowed yourselves the opportunity to objectively meet and interact with each other.  You have allowed yourselves the opportunity to view many other individuals that hold the same direction as you hold.  Therefore, you have also offered yourselves the opportunity to view that there is no necessity for fearfulness of speaking of such things and engaging in such things, for there shall be no hurtfulness, and you offer yourselves validation to each other and the engagement of each other to share, and in this you offer yourselves not only the validation but the comfort that you may also share this information without fearfulness, that there are more individuals that hunger for this information than you realize.

Those individuals that you may not suspect are merely waiting for the opportunity to be sharing, but are fearful, just as all of you hold elements of fearfulness.  "I shall not be expressing this to my employer!  They shall be carting me away!  I shall not be expressing this to my children!  They shall think I have entered senility!  I shall not be expressing this to my friendships, for they shall be convinced that I am within lunacy!"  Incorrect.

There are more of them that are holding the same thought process, and therefore all remain silent, but you are all realizing that you are all experiencing the same actions.  You merely hold to yourselves in your secrecy ... and I shall express a secret to you!  There are no secrets within essence.  There are no secrets among you.  You may delude yourselves and you may think to yourselves that you may be hiding of aspects of yourselves, but other individuals connect with your energy, and they may not hold an objective awareness of specific events, but they hold an awareness of you within energy. And what may you be the fear in anything that you express?  (That’s what he said!)

I believe (chuckling) ... although I do not believe anything!  (Elias is getting a big kick out of himself tonight!)  But I believe I shall be offering subsequently another "secrets session," (chuckling) for they are so very productive to your viewing of yourselves, that it is unnecessary to hold fearfulness in secretiveness.  For regardless of how very awful you view yourselves to be within the throes of your duplicity, you may also view that other individuals are unimpressed!  (Laughter)  And I find it all quite amusing!  (Chuckling) ()

I shall be expressing to you all this evening much affection and much lovingness, and also offering to you each much encouragement and acknowledgment in your accomplishments and in your movement.  For although you do not see or believe your accomplishments, you ARE accomplishing and you ARE moving, and in this I offer to you my energy to blanket you each and to be with you in your quest and to be encouraging of you always within each moment.

And if you are viewing blue in your objective experiences, or if you are viewing blue within your dream state, or if you are viewing an individual appearing to you within your dream state that is holding of these blue eyes, you shall be assured that this is my visitation to you in validation of you and in continuation of connectedness with you, for I am always connected with you, for there is no separation.

And to you all this evening, I anticipate our next meeting, and offer to you all a very loving au revoir!

Elias departs at 8:47 PM.

Vic’s note:  There are birds and crickets chirping throughout most of this session -- a very pleasant effect!

FOOTNOTES:

(1)  Elias has been referring to tissues as truths for a while now.  Following is an edited excerpt from session #45 dated 10/15/95:

RON:  I have a question.  I’m awake!  (Laughter)  I know that through all of the sessions you have mentioned certain truths, and I would just like to hear sort of a run-down of the truths that have come up in our sessions, as opposed to belief systems.  I’m aware of some, but I know I’ve missed some as well.  You could give me some that you haven’t talked about too, if you want!

ELIAS:  Some truths.  (Pause)  Truths are constants that may not be eliminated or annihilated.  Energy is a truth.  Color is a truth.  Vibration is a truth.  Reality is a truth.  You creating your reality is a truth.  Consciousness and its different areas of awareness are truths.  You are a truth.  Belief systems incorporate a much wider area, for they incorporate much imagination, but even within this you incorporate truth, for all thought becomes imagination and all thought is energy, which is truth, which is also reality.  Therefore, all imagination is a reality, which is also a truth!  (Smiling)

RON:  I guess I didn’t want to be that confused! (Laughter)

ELIAS:  You are wishing me to give you a small box that is saying, "This is Ron’s box of truths."

RON:  Well, yeah!

ELIAS:  I will put this box....  (Here, Elias picks up a box of tissues and holds the box up in front of him, looking at Cathy)  Did you notice?  (He then places the box in front of Ron, who is sitting to his right)  To Ron:  This is Ron’s truths box!  (Amidst much laughter, he proceeds to pluck tissues out, labeling them one by one and giving them to Ron)  This is reality truth!  This is essence truth!  This is (this tissue gets tossed over his left knee) belief systems!  This is color!  This is music!  This is ... (here, he pulls out quite a few, placing the entire pile in front of Ron) essence!  (We are all cracking up)  This is a very big pile of truths!

(2)  Elias has initiated two "secrets sessions" in the last three years, in which each participant was asked to present a personal secret and identify the belief systems involved.  During the week preceding both of these sessions, we all put ourselves through quite an ordeal trying to decide which "secret" we were going to share.  This was not an easy task, but Elias’ input was quite informative.

Following is an edited excerpt from session #33 dated 8/27/95:

ELIAS:  This week, I will ask you each to examine yourselves and your belief systems.  I will ask you to focus on these at another awareness than only superficially and choose within you something that you experience conflict with in a belief system, incorporating some element that you would view as "secretive," an element personally involving yourself in which you would not be comfortable in sharing with another individual.  You may be using your entire week to find this element!  Therefore, you have much time to explore your own consciousness.  And if you are bringing to this audience next week that you have stolen a piece of candy from a dime store when you were a child, incorporating a belief system that this is bad, I will be laughing at you and expressing that you think harder!

This exercise is expressly to illustrate to you how you disconnect and separate and create value judgments and influence your own selves and affect your own consciousness through belief systems.  The point of this exercise will not be taken if you are not taking the step in connection and risking in trust.  If you are not incorporating trust and if you are continuing to incorporate separation, you WILL experience trauma within your shift.  My purpose in speaking to you is to avoid this.