Saturday, June 8, 2002 (Group/Connecticut)
Participants: Mary (Michael), Barbara (Eezel), Ben H (Albert), Ben V (Ona), Cathy (Shynla), Carole (Aileen), Curtis (Juva), Erin (Melody), Frank (Christian), Gillian (Ari), Howard (Bosht), Jim B (Marion), Joanne (Gildae), Jon (Sung), Linda (Robert), Lorraine (Kayia), Luanne (Inez), Lynda (Ruther), Marj (Grady), Margot (Giselle), Mary F (Chane), Pat B (Fryolla), Pat W (Treice), Rodney (Zacharie), Ron (Olivia), Sandy (Allesandor), Steve B (Steffano), Ted (Cara); and 22 new participants: Beth, Betsy, Carol, Dianne, Ed, Fred, George (Bethette), Jim Y (Orage), Joanne C, Joy, Katie (Mynn), Lauren, Maggie, Marilyn, Mark, Mike, Nina, Peter (Magnus), Randolph, Robert, Steve M, Tom
This session takes place outdoors on a beautiful lawn, with Mary in a rocking chair beneath a huge shady tree. It is a lovely sunny day, and the group is seated on the grass around her. There are trees in the background, as well as the sounds of birds and crickets.
Elias arrives at 3:00 PM. (Arrival time is 41 seconds.)
ELIAS: Good afternoon!
GROUP: Good afternoon!
ELIAS: This day, I have chosen as our subject matter to be discussing choice.
I hold an awareness that within your physical dimension presently, there is a wave in consciousness occurring, in which individuals are responding to in tremendous confusion. You have offered yourselves information as to what you create within your reality, and enough information in relation to choice, but there is being generated tremendous confusion in assessing how to be focusing your attention upon self and generating what you want within your reality.
The point of this shift in consciousness is that you widen your awareness objectively and allow yourself a recognition of your abilities in your individual focuses, and in that action, offer yourself the freedom to intentionally, objectively generate what you want through choice, and create an actualization of your direction.
This may be accomplished in ANY subject. It matters not what you present to yourself in your individual directions, in your individual objective imageries to yourselves. This is the direction in which you are moving in conjunction with this shift in consciousness: directing of yourselves.
Individuals presently are incorporating tremendous confusion and questioning in relation to "how." How do you pay attention to yourself? What is it to pay attention to yourself? Where is the direction of your attention? How do you direct your attention in creating what you want in relation to the beliefs that you hold?
First of all, I shall reiterate: you are not eliminating beliefs; you are not eliminating belief systems. They are intrinsic to the design of your physical dimension. Duplicity is also a belief system; therefore, you are not eliminating the belief system of duplicity, either.
I am aware that in offering yourselves information in relation to the material that I have presented, you generate this association that perhaps you shall accept all of the belief systems except duplicity, and this one you shall eliminate.
FEMALE: Amen! (Laughter, and Elias smiles)
ELIAS: And this is not the point. Duplicity is a belief system also, and it shall continue, as well as all of the other belief systems.
Within this time framework, you continue to be generating the waves in consciousness addressing to the belief systems of duplicity, and you continue in addressing to the belief system of sexuality. You have not discontinued either of these waves. I may express to you, sexuality is an IMMENSE belief system, incorporating many, many aspects, beliefs within the belief system.
Duplicity, as you are all aware, intertwines itself with all belief systems; therefore, it also is immense. I may offer a preparation, that as you futurely move into addressing the belief system of emotion, you may be addressing to this in a lengthy time framework also. As you are aware, emotion and sexuality are the base elements of your physical dimension. Therefore, you are incorporating much time framework addressing to sexuality. Sexuality is not sexual activity, although this also is a belief within the belief system.
Now; in allowing yourselves to accomplish the action of creating what you want, this requires paying attention to yourself. What is meant in these terms of "paying attention to yourselves"? Do you view that you are paying attention to yourselves? (Laughter from the group, and various responses such as "yes," "sometimes," "rarely," "maybe part of the time.")
I may express to you all that individually you express to yourselves that you are paying attention to yourselves quite a bit. I may express to you, no, you are not! (Laughter) At times, you allow yourselves to pay attention to yourselves. For the most part, you have not quite incorporated an objective understanding of HOW to pay attention to yourselves.
And what shall be your definition of paying attention to yourself? Noticing what you are doing? Noticing how you are reacting? Noticing how you are responding? This is an accurate assessment of how you define paying attention to yourselves.
Now; in actuality, paying attention to yourselves is LISTENING to yourself and paying attention to what you want in every moment, turning your attention to your responsibility to yourself, not incorporating personal responsibility for other individuals, not concerning yourself with the expressions, behaviors or choices of other individuals; and I may say to you there is a tremendous difference in the expression of "caring" and "concerning."
I am not expressing to you that you do not CARE in relation to other individuals. This is a natural expression of essence.
CONCERNING yourself with the expressions or choices or behaviors of other individuals is an expression of judgment. It is a projection of your attention outside of yourself, not incorporating responsibility for self, and holding your attention upon other individuals, which is quite familiar. And in that familiarity, you generate an automatic response, which is also quite familiar, of judgment.
I may express to you all once again, positive is a judgment also. Your assessment of "better" is also a judgment.
Concerning yourself with the choices of other individuals also lends to the expression of comparison, and comparison is an expression of discounting, discounting of yourselves and of other individuals, but ultimately discounting of yourselves. For what you express outwardly is a reflection of what you are generating inwardly.
Now; I may express to you that paying attention to yourself permeates all of your reality. It matters not whether you are engaging another individual or merely yourself or a situation. You think you are paying attention to yourself individually if there are no other individuals that you are interactive with. Even without the interaction of other individuals, you do not pay attention to you.
The point is that you offer yourself genuine permission to generate outwardly what you want. The confusion is, what is it that you want? You want other individuals to express differently. You want your reality to be expressed differently. (Humorously) You want to be cosmically enlightened! (Smiling, and the group laughs)
Cosmic enlightenment is a genuine awareness of yourselves.
(Very deliberately) You are all essence. You are all consciousness. You are all attentions. You are enacting within your physical dimension no differently than you enact in any other area of consciousness. You are continuously becoming and folding in upon self to expand, to create anew; to generate, in your terms, a thing from nothing. This is what you do, for this is the nature of consciousness, to continuously be creating.
It has been expressed this day the question of whether you shall continue to express surprise to yourselves. You shall always express surprise to yourselves, for you are consciousness and you are continuously creating anew. But how do you create? How do you focus your attention upon self?
In your interactions with other individuals, what do you generate?
MALE: A reflection of yourself.
ELIAS: This is an accurate textbook answer! (Laughter)
If you are engaging an interaction with another individual, what are you paying attention to?
ELIAS: You are correct. Do you incorporate an awareness of yourself? Are you expressing to yourself what you want? You are listening to the other individual.
Do you know YOU in the interaction with another individual? No, for your attention is outward.
Now; let me express to you, in this forum presently this day, most individuals are common. This orientation of common naturally expresses its attention outward. It manifests outward. You offer yourself information through objective imagery.
You generate objective imagery, and this speaks to you. You view street signs; you view colors. You view other individuals, but you are specific in what you notice in relation to other individuals: what they do, what they say, what garments they are wearing, how they present themselves physically.
You pay attention to objective imagery; you generate objective imagery. If your equipment is responding strangely ... ah! And in this time framework if your computers are malfunctioning, if your telephones are ringing ... you pay attention to physical manifestations. This is not bad; this is not wrong. This is a natural action that you generate as the common orientation.
What you are NOT familiar with is allowing yourselves to pay attention to you AND pay attention to what you generate in objective imagery. What you are familiar with is holding your attention outwardly, and not paying attention to what you are generating in your own individual communications to yourselves.
Now; if I present myself to you, hypothetically as another individual within your forum presently - (laughing) as we are all aware that I am a ghost! (group laughter) - and I express to you, I dislike this red shirt. (Looking at Jon, who is wearing a red shirt) Where is your attention?
JON: On my shirt.
ELIAS: What do you want?
JON: I dont know! (Laughs)
ELIAS: If I continue, and I express to you, "I dislike your eyes." What do you want?
JON: Umm, I dont know. (Laughter)
ELIAS: If I generate a conflict with you in continuation, what do you want?
JON: To leave.
ELIAS: Very well. This is an automatic response - you want to leave. No, you think you want to leave, for you are responding in an automatic response. You are generating uncomfortableness, and your wish is for it to discontinue. But you are not listening to what you want. What you want is generated from within, not from without. What you want is what you wish to express, and this is quite unfamiliar.
Now; your next step in paying attention to yourself perhaps may be to express to myself, "I want you to stop creating an uncomfortableness within me, for you are expressing to me and this is generating uncomfortableness. I am reacting."
No, you are not reacting. You are offering yourself an emotional communication. Emotion is not a reaction. It is a communication, and it is a PRECISE communication. Your physical body consciousness is communicating intention. Your emotions are communicating a message: "Within this moment, you are denying yourself choice. You are allowing another individual to dictate to you what your choice shall be, and you are not directing of yourself," and this is expressed in uncomfortableness, for it is unnatural. Your natural inclination is to be directing of you, but what is familiar is to allow other individuals or situations to direct you in reaction.
I may present myself to one of you, and I may express what you identify as tremendous excitement and joy, and within the moment, you may be expressing a different type of energy, and you may also choose to leave. This is not necessarily what you want, for you are not paying attention.
In the moment that I may express to you, "I dislike your red shirt," in genuinely knowing you and understanding, paying attention to yourself and offering yourself permission to express you and what you want, you may reply to myself, "I like my red shirt; my energy is red this day. I appreciate your expression. I appreciate my expression." What you want is to openly outwardly express yourselves in genuineness in appreciation.
How many of you have expressed to yourselves and to other individuals what you want is to generate love; how wondrous would our world be created if all individuals are expressing love. What is love? Your definition of love is affection. The truth of love is KNOWING and appreciation. These are the expressions of love, the knowing of WHAT you are appreciating.
Now; how may you be expressing love if you do not know what you are appreciating, and if you are not appreciated? And how may you be appreciating if another individual is expressing differently from yourself?
Within this time framework, you have chosen to be manifest within this society, this country. Are you appreciating of individuals that you view to be murderous in other countries? They are expressing their beliefs, with passion. They are expressing themselves in what they want. Are you in this forum this day expressing no judgment? Or are you expressing your comfort in your betterness? (Smiles) And I shall express to you, in other areas of your world they are also expressing their comfort in their betterness, in this same judgment that you express - (ironically) but your judgment is better, (laughter) and their judgment is worse, for their judgment is violent, and nonviolent is better. Is it?
ELIAS: (Shrugs) And what does it matter? It is different.
ROBERT: The difference would be if you decide to be violent enough to take a life, I think that would be a violation.
ELIAS: Is it?
ROBERT: I believe so.
ELIAS: Ah! And this is the key: you believe so. You believe many expressions. It matters not what you believe, for beliefs are not absolutes. They are not truths. What you value are not absolutes. What do you value, life?
ROBERT: I think any life that is created is worth valuing.
ELIAS: Do you value choice?
ELIAS: Do you recognize that death is a choice?
ELIAS: Therefore, what does it matter? They are choices. No individual may incur any action in relation to you that you do not choose. Therefore, what does it matter?
ROBERT: It only matters to me.
ELIAS: Correct. It matters to you and within your perception, which is not an absolute and does not apply to any other individual.
ROBERT: Its my truth.
ELIAS: Yes, in a manner of speaking, figuratively. It is your perception. It is your preference. It is your opinion, which is acceptable. The key is recognizing that it is not an absolute, and that each other individual also incorporates their unique perception.
Your perception is the mechanism that generates all of your physical reality. It is a MECHANISM that you incorporate within the design of your physical manifestation that projects an actual physical reality.
What you yourself presently interact with in this moment is the energy projection of myself and all of these individuals present. Every individual that you view, that you physically visually see, you have created through the mechanism of your perception. You interact merely with their energy. You create the physical manifestations. Therefore, they are all a reflection of you.
Every expression within your world that you perceive, you have created. If you incorporate an awareness of it, you have created it. Therefore, as you express judgment in absolutes, what do you judge? The reflection of you. You are not generating judgment of other individuals. Hypothetically, you are; genuinely, you are judging your own perception, your individual projection of your world.
Your beliefs are expressed in strength and are tremendously influencing, and this is the significance of allowing yourselves to become familiar with your beliefs and allowing yourselves to recognize their existence. Know that you incorporate choice, for you do. You are not locked to any belief, but you also are not denied any belief.
Individuals express, "Some beliefs are good, some beliefs are bad. I shall incorporate the good beliefs (laughter) and continue with the good beliefs, and I shall eliminate the bad beliefs," or, "I shall change the bad beliefs and create them to be good beliefs."
Beliefs are merely beliefs.
Duplicity is merely a belief. You may continue within your focus, FULLY shifted, and express within yourselves, "My preference is this, my opinion is this, and I express to myself that it is good." You may also not generate judgment, for you also recognize that no expression or belief is an absolute, and therefore in presenting yourself with a difference of another individual and their choice and their preferences, you genuinely incorporate the knowing that either expression matters not, they are preferences, and you generate this in genuinely allowing yourself to become familiar with you. And the manner in which you accomplish this is in the moment - in every moment - to be aware of the now, and to be aware of you and what you express and what you want, knowing your preferences, knowing your opinions, and knowing they are not absolutes.
We shall break, and subsequent to the break, I shall engage interaction with all of you, and you may present scenarios to myself of your choices or scenarios in which you do not view you are allowing yourselves your choices, but you think you are recognizing of what you want. (Laughter) And we shall discuss what you THINK you want and perhaps what you actually want, and perhaps we shall move into an expression of insight (laughter) as to what you generate within yourselves and how you create an intentional reality.
We shall be continuing shortly.
Elias departs at 3:41 PM.
Elias returns at 4:41 PM. (Arrival time is 20 seconds.)
ELIAS: Continuing ... and now you may present your scenarios.
STEVE M: I have a scenario. For the benefit of the transcript, my name is Steve. Lets say Im in the middle of a city, its late at night, Im in a dark alley, and I run into some 400-pound guy whos built like a dump truck, and he makes a comment that he doesnt like the look on my face. I respond, saying that I rather like the look on my face and I dont appreciate your expression, and he responds by slamming my face into the pavement. If I had run, I could have avoided that situation. So what is the appropriate course of action in that situation?
ELIAS: But if you run, are you paying attention to your choices?
STEVE M: I choose not to have my face slammed into the pavement.
ELIAS: And what did you communicate?
STEVE M: In what sense?
ELIAS: Your scenario is the individual expresses his dislike of you, and you express that you prefer - or you like - your look, and you express a judgment to the other individual of what you wish them not to express. This is not paying attention to you. You are projecting your attention to the other individual, and expressing an expectation to the other individual of what you wish the other individual to choose. What do you choose?
STEVE M: I dont know.
ELIAS: This is the point of paying attention to you. You do create all of your reality; you create the other individual. What are you creating in this scenario? An expression of fear, an anticipation - expectation of the other individuals behavior in relation to fear.
What is your expression of fear? That you do not trust your expression, that you do not trust that you create all of your reality, that you are not manipulating your reality, [that] you are co-creating with another individual; the other individual is creating part of your reality.
Another individual does not create your reality in ANY aspect. You create it.
Therefore, if you are presenting yourself with the scenario of interaction with another individual in darkness, and you are paying attention to you, and you are paying attention to your choices and what you want, you shall create the other individual to be expressing what you want. And in this scenario, the other individual shall not be threatening, for you do not project this.
You shall create what you project in energy. The energy that you project outwardly reflects to you. If you are expressing fear, you shall generate a manifestation that shall reflect that fear. If you are projecting an energy of awareness of yourself and trust of yourself, and not discounting of yourself, you shall manifest that reflection.
JIM B: My name is Jim. I just wanted to comment that his return seemed to me to be a combative response that would generate aggression.
ELIAS: It matters not. The point is what the individual - you or you (looking at Steve M and then at Jim B) - as an individual is expressing. It may appear to be combative, and this is worthy of your noticing.
DIANNE: How do you trust yourself? I mean, it seems like such a simple thing. Do you say to yourself, "Okay, I trust myself. Im okay; I might feel a little fear, but I trust myself. No harm is going to come to me"? Would that suffice?
ELIAS: You pay attention in the moment, in the now. You allow yourself an awareness objectively of the now. In the now, there is no element of fear.
FEMALE: Can you put that in concrete terms in his scenario?
ELIAS: Yes. Fear is generated in projection. You generate fear in association with projection outside of the now, in association with past experiences that you have solidified in absolutes in your perception or in anticipation of the future. And the future may be one moment next, but it is a projection of anticipation.
In the now, as you encounter another individual that may express to you, it is your choice how you receive the expression. It is your choice that you receive it in what you perceive to be negative or threatening. In the now, if you are receiving that projection of energy and translating it through your beliefs and your associations as threatening, you shall automatically anticipate the next moment, and project your attention and not listen to yourself. You shall view the fear.
DIANNE: How do you not do that? Given human nature, I mean...
MALE: Youre reacting.
DIANNE: I know its reacting, but...
ELIAS: It is not human nature. It is familiar associations.
DIANNE: Familiar, absolutely; habitual maybe.
ELIAS: It is NOT your nature. It is familiar associations with your beliefs and automatic responses. You have become familiar with generating your attention in the direction of what you may associate as automatic pilot.
FEMALE: Elias, what would be your response in that situation? (Laughter)
ELIAS: Very well. I may express to you, in an awareness of self, I may be generating this scenario - for you have generated the scenario yourself - of creating walking within your darkness and encountering another individual.
Now; I may express to you, in an awareness of myself, which is no different from you ... that I am not physically focused, do not delude yourselves that you are different from myself, for you are not. You incorporate all of the qualities that I incorporate, and all of the awareness that I incorporate. You merely are not paying attention.
In this scenario, I may choose to create an interaction with another individual in the darkness. In trust, there is nothing to fear. It matters not the size of the other individual. I know not the intention of the other individual objectively, and it matters not. What is significant is my intention, and what I am generating. Therefore, I may enact an encounter with this individual in passing, and the individual shall not be threatening or display aggressiveness, for I am not projecting that energy.
Your scenario is significant, for you incorporate strong beliefs concerning darkness and the cloak that it incorporates, and the fear that is automatically associated with the darkness. And what does this express to you? The darkness within yourself, the shadows within yourself that generate a fear, and I shall express to you as I have to others, my friend, the shadows of your experiences are the hue that present the depth of your focus. Without the shadows, your focus is flat; and as you incorporate the shadows, you incorporate the depth. And they are not to be feared, but appreciated as that which offers the richness of your picture.
STEVE M: So how can I incorporate that sort of awareness to avoid that sort of situation?
ELIAS: It is not a situation of avoidance. It is an expression of trust of yourself and acceptance of yourself, and paying attention to what you are generating in the moment. Knowing and acknowledging that perhaps within a particular moment you may be generating fear, and also knowing that you incorporate choice, all of your reality is yours. No individual may generate any expression in relation to yourself without your creation of it.
Regardless of how you perceive them, an individual may in your perception incorporate 400 pounds and you may incorporate 90, but as you genuinely recognize that you are creating that individual, you are merely interacting with their energy - which is not to devalue the interaction but to offer you the recognition of reality that you generate the perception, you create the physical manifestation - therefore, you also incorporate choice. You are not a victim. The role of victim is expressed only by yourself, and this is expressed in moments in which you view no choices.
GEORGE: Ive got a variation, Elias. If youre walking down the street in the worst ghetto in town and you believe that you live in a safe universe, then youre not going to create an encounter like that?
ELIAS: At times. For individuals are not always objectively aware of all of their beliefs, and you may be incorporating conflicting beliefs and once again surprise yourself! (Laughter)
Be remembering, thought does not generate reality. The function of thought is to translate and to interpret communications. It does not precede reality; it does not create reality. This is not its function. You may think and think and think, but this is not to say that you shall manifest what you think, for this is not its function, and therefore it does not generate.
This is also the reason, for the most part, I do not encourage affirmations. At times with particular individuals, temporarily I may encourage an individual to be expressing an affirmation in recognition of a tremendous expression of fear, to allow them the opportunity to focus upon themselves and reinforce themselves in not continuing to discount themselves.
But for the most part I am not encouraging of affirmations, for this merely reinforces your discounting of yourselves. You may express to yourself one thousand times, "I am a wonderful individual; I am a glorious creature," (laughter) and you shall continue to discount yourself and not reinforce your trust. I have expressed, at times I am encouraging of an affirmation temporarily, but generally speaking this type of action merely reinforces your distrust of yourself, and each time you affirm to yourself that you trust yourself, you are genuinely expressing, "I do not trust myself, therefore I must say that I am trusting myself."
JIM B: What about the two conflicting realities? You have his reality on one hand, and you have the reality of the person who is built like a truck. If their reality is theyre going to beat you up no matter what your reality is, how does that play out?
ELIAS: I may not stress this strongly enough: you each individually create your own reality.
Now; how does this work, in your terms? Within your reality, you may choose to be trusting of yourself and express no harm; within the other individuals reality, they may generate a perception that you have been pummeled; and there is no conflict in the differences of these realities. For you all present to yourselves examples in which you are interactive with another individual, and your perception of the scenario may be one expression and another individuals perception of the scenario may be quite different.
There is not one individual within this forum that has not presented that experience to themselves in one capacity or another, in which you may be merely in conversation with another individual and subsequently you may be reviewing your conversation, and the other individual may express to you, "This is not what we have discussed. You have not expressed that to myself," and you may express, "I have!" And the other individual shall be argumentative with you, and express to you, "No, this is not my experience," and you may express to the individual, "You have been present! I do not understand. We engaged the same conversation," and your perceptions may be entirely different.
You may be interactive with another individual, and you may be engaged in an experience with another individual ... hypothetically, you may be engaged in what you term to be an accident - as we are all aware, there are no accidents (laughter) - but hypothetically, in your terms perhaps you engage an accident within your vehicle, and you engage this scenario with another individual, and subsequent to this scenario you are engaging conversation in relation to your recall of this accident, and your perception may be one expression, and the other individuals may be quite different.
As I have expressed previously, for the most part you do not deviate in these extremes. For the most part in your interactions with other individuals, you receive the energy that is projected, and you translate it quite similarly to the manner in which it has been projected. This is an automatic expression.
But you do offer yourselves evidence of what I am expressing to you, and in this, for the most part in your automatic expression of receiving energy from other individuals and translating it similarly to how they project it, you deny your choice, for you allow yourselves to be dictated to by scenarios and other individuals. And you do incorporate choice in every moment, in every scenario, with every individual, with every situation; you create it. It matters not whether your perception may be quite different from another individuals perception. It does not invalidate either perception or either reality. Within the other individuals scenario and perception and reality, you may be bloodied on the street; within your reality, you shall be unharmed.
STEVE M: What about passers-by on the street?
ELIAS: They view what they create, and which energy they align with.
MARK: Elias, I have a question. My name is Mark. Youre very, very wise, and my question is, did this come to you in life or the other side? (Elias grins, and laughter)
ELIAS: My dear friend! (Elias grins, and the group laughs) There is no other side! (More laughter)
But in relation to your question, which I am quite understanding, within physical focus I did not incorporate the objective understanding that you hear now. But in my final manifestation, I also was not participating in this shift in consciousness, and you are. Therefore, the awareness that I incorporate now is merely a sharing with you, and the sharing is being expressed in response to your awareness, for you have asked and I am responding. And if you did not incorporate the same awareness, you would not have asked. (Laughter, and Elias chuckles)
STEVE B: Elias, this is another Steve, essence name Steffano. You have talked about the ball and stick analogy, where the ball is your perception and the stick is your beliefs, and that we play this game of moving the ball with our stick. In one of the transcripts you mentioned that the point is to be able to move the ball with your finger rather than the stick, which seems to me to give you much more power to move your perception wherever you want. In this scenario we just discussed, you said that we automatically tend to have very similar perceptions of the same event. But if we are at the point of more consciously moving our perception, will there be more extreme differences, because we realize we have the power to have any perception we choose over any scenario?
ELIAS: Not necessarily. For you are interconnected, and you are forgetful - there is no separation. Therefore, in widening your awareness, you continue to be expressing similar perceptions but recognizing that they are your creation, and recognizing that you do incorporate the ability to deviate if you are so choosing. It is a matter of awareness, in similar manner to your awareness of beliefs.
As I express to you information concerning beliefs, I am not expressing to you a judgment. Beliefs are beliefs; it matters not. In this, you choose what you shall express in alignment with or not, for you recognize that it genuinely matters not. It is your choice. You do genuinely incorporate free will.
I am aware that your religious era has expressed the concept of free will for many centuries. Do you understand objectively the expression of free will? No. Do you allow yourself permission to be expressing free will? No. This is your empowerment of yourselves.
You each incorporate a tremendous expression of power, and as you are shifting, I may express to you a prior offering of information not to be generating fearfulness, but you are afraid of your own power. For within your beliefs, power is negative, for it holds the potential to be hurtful. But in genuineness, there is no hurtfulness other than what you generate yourselves.
ROBERT: Whats the difference between what I think I want and what I really want?
ELIAS: Ah! (Laughter) The difference is expressed in the different aspects of yourself, recognizing that thought is a mechanism. It is a genuine energy - it is quite real - but it does not precede or generate your reality. It translates.
Now; in this, thought translates what is offered to it in information. If you are offering general information to your thought process - for you are partially listening to your communications - you shall generate a general translation and interpretation of what you want, which may not necessarily be accurate. It may be general, but it may not necessarily be precisely accurate.
The manner in which you allow yourself to distinguish what you want and what you think you want is to pay attention to what you create, what you do. For this is generated by an aspect of you that chooses, and what you choose moves in association with your direction in that time framework. It does not distinguish between whether the creation is comfortable or not comfortable, or whether you assess it to be good or bad. It chooses in relation to your direction.
Therefore, in paying attention to what you actually generate, what you actually choose, what you actually do ... for many times you continue to express to yourself, "I did not choose this; it merely occurred." It matters not. It has been generated; this is what you DO.
In paying attention to what you DO, this is an expression of what you have chosen, and in relation to that, in paying attention to what you are communicating to yourself through your senses, your outer senses, your inner senses, your emotions - which are quite precise - and your imagination, which is another avenue of communication - it is not fantasy, it is quite real - you offer yourself an accurate assessment of what you genuinely want.
You may express to yourself, "I want to be interactive with this individual. I am recognizing an attraction to this individual; I want to be interactive with this individual," and what you DO is not be. And if you attempt to force your energy, you shall immediately offer yourself an emotional communication.
The key is to pay attention, to listen, to recognize that you are offering yourself a communication, to notice what you do.
ROBERT: What about desire?
ELIAS: You shall know your desire through what you do.
ROBERT: So depending on what I say, or what I say outwardly that I want, how clearly I speak it, thats how clearly Ill get it back?
ELIAS: Not necessarily. For you may be speaking in association with thought, which may be associated with the belief "if I think, therefore it shall be." No, it shall not. Thought does not generate reality. Thought is a translating mechanism. It does not create your reality.
You may express to yourself in thought, "I want a new car, I want a new car, I want a new car, I want a new car." (Laughter) And you may think and think and think and think, and you may express outwardly in language, "I want a new car! I want a new car!" But you may not materialize a new car, for what you DO reflects your direction. Thinking does not precede or generate reality.
Now; you may think "I want a new car." This may be a general translation. You may be offering yourself information in communication to yourself, but in not paying attention to that communication, your translation may be general and you may express to yourself, "I want a new car." In actuality, what you may be communicating to yourself is "I want to be expressing a more efficient manner of ease in my movement; I want to be transporting myself more efficiently," and in not paying attention to your communications, you may translate this into the thought process of "I want a new car." But you do not generate the new car for this is not the point, and this is not what you genuinely want. This is the significance of paying attention.
ROBERT: So I may wind up with a limo and a driver!
ELIAS: You may. (Laughter)
ROBERT: I get it.
MARK: If you believe in something hard enough, not thinking, but believe it because your actions direct you towards that belief ... I think I just answered my own question. (Laughter)
ELIAS: Shall you generate? Yes, you shall. For you create what you concentrate upon - not what you THINK, for your concentration is not based in thought. Your concentration is based in your beliefs. Yes, if you are concentrating your attention upon certain beliefs and it is intense, yes, you shall create it.
PAT B: Elias, this is Pat B. Back when I used to read Seth, I used to get the impression that ... say I want a new car. He said that if I would experience the emotion of having a new car and the feeling of having the new car and the actuality of seeing myself in that new car, I could necessarily get that new car. How does that relate to what youre saying between thought and emotion? Can I get the new car by throwing in the emotion on top of the thought? Thats what Im asking.
ELIAS: In a manner of speaking, yes. It is being presented differently, but the concept is the same. For the emotion is a communication, and it is precisely expressing to you what you are generating in the moment. Therefore, in a manner of speaking, if you are generating the communication of the emotion in relation to the creation of the car, perhaps you are expressing to yourself that you trust your ability to generate this in a manifestation.
PAT B: Okay, so is there a formula to get the new car? (Laughter) I want the method to get the new car!
ELIAS: Ah! The method!
PAT B: Or the winning lottery ticket, or the new house, or the perfect family, or whatever. If we put the emotion combined with the thought, and pitch ourselves into the situation, will that help us to grab hold?
ELIAS: Not in the method that you are expressing! For what you are expressing in your method is attempting to be objectively creating the communication.
PAT B: But Im common!
ELIAS: It matters not.
PAT B: But being common, cant I manipulate my reality to get...
ELIAS: Yes, you may manipulate your reality to generate what you want. May you deviate from the blueprint of your reality in this dimension in association with your orientation? No. You may disengage if you choose not to be compliant with the blueprint, but regardless of your orientation your communications are the same. Your interpretations of them may be different, your allowance of accessing them may be different, but the manner in which you communicate is the same.
You incorporate the same five outer senses; you incorporate the same inner senses; you all incorporate emotion. These are communications. You all incorporate imagination. You all incorporate physical body consciousnesses, and you allow yourselves to affect them as another avenue of communication at times. You all incorporate impulses, intuition, and impressions. What you are expressing is an attempt to create the reverse of your design.
PAT B: Oh. Explain, please.
ELIAS: Communication is a subjective movement which is offered in harmony with the objective.
View the blueprint of your reality in this physical dimension. It is dual - not duplicitous - dual: male/female, black/white, emotion/sexuality, communication/physical manifestation, objective physical manifestation/subjective communication. The function of the subjective is communication. The function of the objective is the physical manifestation of that.
What you are expressing is that you shall engage the objective in the role of the subjective, that the subjective shall manifest and the objective shall communicate. This is not the design of your physical dimension. Communication is offered subjective. It is translated and manifest objective: emotion/subjective.
PAT B: So maybe Im misunderstanding. I got the impression back in the old days that if I could put enough emotion into my thought process of achieving whatever it was, and I could picture myself and emotionally be involved in that, that I could actually achieve what it was I was communicating to myself.
ELIAS: But you are attempting to generate the emotion through thought.
PAT B: But sometimes it works, though. (Laughter) Sometimes it really works with me.
ELIAS: I am understanding, but not in the manner that you are thinking. The reason, in your terms, that at times it works is that you are genuinely expressing an emotional communication, and listening and recognizing, acknowledging and trusting. You do not generate an emotional communication objectively to the subjective.
PAT B: So the method was a waste of time? I shouldnt have spent all that time putting myself emotionally into having what I wanted and then getting it?
ELIAS: What I am expressing to you, in your mundane terms, is that it is hit-and-miss! (Laughter)
PAT B: Many times, but not always!
ELIAS: At times, you are allowing yourself a genuine communication and paying attention to that emotional communication, and are offering that information to the mechanism of thought, and they are in harmony.
PAT B: So theres no direct method?
ELIAS: Yes, there is a direct method! (Leaning forward and smiling)
PAT B: Paying attention to what I really want!
ELIAS: Paying attention to what you are communicating to yourself in all of the avenues, and what you are actually choosing; paying attention to the influence of your beliefs and recognizing that they are not absolute, and that you do incorporate choice.
I may offer to all of you, in conjunction with what I have expressed in explanation of the roles of this energy exchange, I hold an awareness that you are partially assimilating this concept. (Laughter) I may express to you, as I have stated in relation to the roles of this energy exchange, I offer the suggestion that you allow yourselves to inquire of this concept of Michael, for he has actualized it and incorporates an objective understanding. For this is the reason that he has been chosen, to be the objective example which you understand. I offer the information and Michael objectifies it, and you understand in the combination of the two expressions.
And in this, I shall bid you all adieu. (Smiling)
FEMALE: Already? (Laughter)
ELIAS: And I shall leave you to ponder what we have been discussing, for although you are not yet aware, this is much to ponder! (Laughter)
MALE: Elias, on behalf of the group, we thank you so much, and as far as thought versus action, could I also say subjective versus objective?
ELIAS: Not versus!
ELIAS: Yes. They are continuously in harmony, my friend, reflective of each other. (Laughter)
To you all, I offer as always my tremendous affection, and I shall continue to express my energy to you each individually in encouragement of your sojourns and your movement into a wider awareness - and so you are. To you, in great affection, au revoir.
GROUP: Au revoir.
Elias departs at 5:40 PM.
(1) This sentence was changed for clarity from "If you are projecting an energy of awareness of yourself, and not discounting of yourself, and trust of yourself, you shall manifest that reflection."
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Copyright 2002 Mary Ennis, All Rights Reserved.