Session 1190
Translations: ES

Dealing with Pain through Distraction


“Dealing with Pain through Distraction”
“Perfection in Timing”

Thursday, November 21, 2002 (Private/Phone)

Participants: Mary (Michael) and Elizabeth (Grace)

Elias arrives at 12:58 PM. (Arrival time is 16 seconds.)

ELIAS: Good day!


ELIAS: (Laughs with Elizabeth) We meet again!

ELIZABETH: How are you, Elias?

ELIAS: As always, and yourself?

ELIZABETH: I’m getting better. It’s wonderful to speak with you.

ELIAS: (Laughs) And how shall we proceed?

ELIZABETH: My friend Tracy asked you about my back condition. She asked you that in person, and you said that it was caused by the fact that I’m not supporting myself, but to say anything more would be intrusive and that I should inquire of you myself.

ELIAS: Correct. But you have also altered your manifestation, have you not?

ELIZABETH: Yes! Absolutely! (Both laugh) I wanted to know if my doctor’s diagnosis, which seems to be working so well, is really the truth, because it’s just such a major thing that goes against what all the medical doctors are saying.

ELIAS: I am understanding, and you may be trusting of this method, so to speak.

ELIZABETH: Excellent! That’s fantastic.

I wanted to know also if you have any suggestions for my getting rid of what I call now just the residual pain.

ELIAS: I may offer two suggestions which you may practice. One is to be allowing yourself intentional relaxations, and the other suggestion that you may incorporate is distraction. This particular action may be quite beneficial and instructional also, for in moving your attention and incorporating distraction, you may begin noticing that the pain shall dissipate or even disengage entirely.

Now; initially this may occur momentarily, but you shall begin noticing that it is a matter of turning your attention. As you concentrate your attention upon the expression of the pain, you continue to create it. But as you move your attention and you are not concentrating your attention upon the manifestation of the pain, it begins to dissipate.

Now; I may say to you, initially this may be somewhat challenging, for it is an automatic response to move your attention to any expression that is painful. Turning your attention from that expression may be somewhat challenging as you begin practicing with this action, but it also becomes easier as you familiarize yourself with the action.

ELIZABETH: What should I think about when I try to distract myself? Could it be anything, or do you have a suggestion as to which way to go there?

ELIAS: Initially it may be more effective not merely to turn your attention to thought, but perhaps to engage an action that shall occupy your attention.

ELIZABETH: Is it okay to start exercising some now, to stretch and just move a little bit more?

ELIAS: Yes. Perhaps you may enjoy incorporating exercises such as are incorporated in yoga.


When Pat spoke to you — I think time before last — you told her that my essence name is Grace. I wanted to know, is that still my essence name or has the energy changed?

ELIAS: It remains the same.

ELIZABETH: Great, I love that name! You said that I was Sumafi and Tumold?

ELIAS: Correct.

ELIZABETH: And the orientation is common?

ELIAS: Correct.

ELIZABETH: Could you tell me how many focuses I’ve had?

ELIAS: Numbering of focuses in this physical dimension, 1111.

ELIZABETH: I’m surprised, because when I dream almost every one of my dreams is not on this planet. It seems to be similar but slightly different landscapes and scenery and people. Could you tell me anything about that?

ELIAS: You do incorporate many more focuses of attention in other dimensions.

ELIZABETH: These are other planets or...?

ELIAS: Other physical realities. There are many, many, many other physical realities that essences may focus their attention within besides this one.

ELIZABETH: Most of my dreams are really scary, which depresses me because I wonder if I’m on some kind of track that I shouldn’t be on. I almost never have a happy dream.

ELIAS: This is two-fold. One aspect concerns your perception and your associations with the imagery that you present to yourself in dream state, which is an objective translation. In some of the unfamiliarity of the imagery that you present to yourself, you translate that imagery into what is known within your physical dimension.

This is perceived as fearful, although it may be not necessarily be incorporating any threateningness or any expression of anxiety in itself without the objective translation. But the objective translation is influenced by your association with your experiences in this focus, for you have generated uncomfortable experiences within this focus, and this influences the manner in which you translate the imagery that you present to yourself in dream state.

ELIZABETH: Have I created these uncomfortable circumstances in order to learn more?

ELIAS: In a manner of speaking — to offer yourself information in relation to yourself and what you create within your reality and how you create that, and what influences what you generate.

ELIZABETH: Do we take with us in all focuses what we’ve learned, or do we start over again?

ELIAS: All of your focuses are simultaneous.

Now; in this, each focus of attention is generating a natural movement of consciousness and that is to be exploring self in many, many, many different manners. Consciousness and essence are very creative, so to speak, and in this creativity there are endless manners in which to explore self.

Therefore, it is not a matter of learning, so to speak, and bringing forward, in a manner of speaking, but rather engaging endless manners of exploration to be generating more and more information in more and more clarity, and to be generating the action of expansion. The manner in which consciousness expands is to be folding in upon itself and exploring.

ELIZABETH: I see. Thank you.

ELIAS: You are quite welcome.

ELIZABETH: Could you tell me something about my intent?

ELIAS: I am encouraging of each individual to attempt to recognize the nature of their intent themselves initially, and I subsequently offer to each individual a validation and if necessary some clarification in relation to the identification of each individual’s intent.

The manner in which you may allow yourself to recognize or identify your intent is to be examining the entirety of your focus — not merely now, but the entirety of your focus — and allow yourself in examination of your experiences to discover the general direction or theme which is expressed throughout your focus.

Now; in this, recognize that the intent is a general direction and that all of your experiences and all of your specific directions that you choose within your focus shall be related to that general direction.

ELIZABETH: I understand. My confusion, I believe, is because I feel I’m an eclectic type of person. I’m interested in so many different things, and I feel rather splintered in terms of my main focuses, my main thrusts here. I think one might be healing. Another one definitely has to do with creativity, creating things.

ELIAS: Correct. These are more specific directions, but they are all associated with one general direction. Therefore, as you allow yourself to evaluate all of your different directions that you have engaged and incorporated in this one focus, you may also begin to notice the weaving of a theme throughout all of your directions, and this shall offer you information in relation to the intent.

ELIZABETH: I hope I can find that out, but I’m the kind of person that just can’t find things that are right in front of them. The obvious is almost never apparent to me. I see everything leading up to the obvious, but not the main subject itself.

ELIAS: (Laughs) Therefore, this may be an interesting exercise to be incorporating, my friend, allowing yourself to view the big picture rather than merely small aspects of it! Ha ha ha ha!

ELIZABETH: I guess that will involve slowing down a little bit and being more introspective.

ELIAS: Or you may choose to be engaging this exercise as a game! Ha ha ha!

ELIZABETH: Speaking of this subject, living in the moment is rather a new concept for me as I’m understanding it now, as I’ve been introduced to you. I want to know, is it possible to live in the moment and be a serene person and work in a war-zone such as the one I work in, the apparel industry? Are there certain vocations one would want to steer clear of?

ELIAS: Not necessarily. It matters not what you incorporate in employment or any other action and how that may be expressed or what you may view to be turbulence within any particular field, so to speak. What is significant is how you choose to incorporate yourself and your energy in any particular action or environment.

Now; in paying attention to you and holding your attention in the now, you may allow yourself to generate much more of an expression of calmness and much more freedom, for you offer yourself the recognition of choices. But this is expressed not merely in holding your attention within the now, but also holding your attention upon self.

Now; I may express to you as I have with other individuals previously, this may be somewhat more challenging for an individual such as yourself incorporating this orientation of common. For although you project your attention outwardly — and this is a natural expression that you incorporate — you generate such a familiarity with that action that it becomes unfamiliar to be holding your attention upon self and also allowing yourself the natural action of continuing to project your attention outwardly.

ELIZABETH: It’s so hard.

ELIAS: It is accomplishable. It may be challenging, and I may express to you, this is one of the reasons, so to speak, that I speak of trauma in association with this shift, as most individuals do incorporate this orientation of common. Therefore, there is not merely challenge in the action of accepting beliefs. In the action of turning attention to self and incorporating that movement and your natural flow of energy in projecting outwardly, this generates tremendous challenge for most individuals, and therefore also incorporates the potential for the expression of trauma, which is the reason that I incorporate conversation with all of you.

ELIZABETH: Would you say that some of us challenge ourselves to a greater degree than others?


ELIZABETH: Why would that be?

ELIAS: A choice of experience.

ELIZABETH: I have thought and thought and thought about what other focuses I may have had, and I just don’t have a clue. Could you give me any hint, Elias, on where to start thinking?

ELIAS: (Chuckles) Very well, although I may also express to you that although I encourage many individuals to be investigating of other focuses of attention, I generate that encouragement or suggestion with individuals to encourage them to widen their awareness and their perception as to what they are. For most individuals are quite singularly focused and therefore are somewhat unaware of the expansiveness of themselves, and merely view themselves as this one manifestation and do not incorporate a genuine understanding of how vast they actually are as essence.

But I may also express to you, some individuals allow themselves an understanding of that vastness of themselves as essence, and it is not necessary for them to incorporate this type of exploration of other focuses. Some individuals generate a preference of paying attention to what they generate in this one focus and widening their awareness in that manner, and do not incorporate a fascination or at times even an interest in exploration of other focuses. This is acceptable also, for it is not a prerequisite to widening your awareness that you be investigating of other focuses.

If you are choosing to engage that action merely to offer yourself playfulness and fun and generate some interest in that type of action, I am encouraging of it. But as I have stated, it is not necessary in association with widening your awareness.

That being said, I shall offer you an identification of two focuses, if you are so choosing, that you may be investigating. One is incorporated within the physical location of Italy, time framework middle 1800s; individual incorporates male gender. This individual, in your terms and your associations, generates a focus which is quite carefree and what you may term to be happy. The individual incorporates a lightness of spirit and energy, so to speak, which may be interesting in your investigation in allowing you to view another aspect of yourself which does not incorporate as much seriousness as you incorporate within this focus. Ha ha ha!

ELIZABETH: But I do feel some aspect of the happiness and the energy and the lightness of spirit. I do feel that’s a part of me.

ELIAS: I am understanding. This individual is quite gay and quite playful, does not incorporate any tremendous significance in employment, but is well appreciated by other individuals in his environment.

You also may be investigating of another focus. This individual occupies physical location Palestine, time framework early 1900s, female, much more serious but incorporates a tremendous strength. This individual expresses strong beliefs in certain directions but expresses a tremendous compassion and appreciation for family and a tremendous acceptance in association with family, a tremendous strength in supportiveness and allowance. This individual also may incorporate some interest to you in association with your focus and certain challenges that you present to yourself in this focus.

ELIZABETH: I see. So many people that ask you about other focuses turn out to be famous people. Was I ever a famous person?

ELIAS: Yes. I may express to you, there are very few essences that focus within this physical dimension that do not incorporate at least one focus of attention that expresses some type of fame or notoriety in some capacity. For focusing in this physical dimension, as I have stated, is an exploration, and you choose to be incorporating this action to be exploring different physical experiences. Therefore for the most part, why would you not also choose to be experiencing that type of expression at least once? (Laughs)

ELIZABETH: I see. Was I a famous musician?


ELIZABETH: My friend Tracy would like to know something about what we’re telling ourselves. She understands that when we’re unhappy or we’re angry, we’re giving ourselves messages. She would like to know what is the message we’re giving ourselves when we feel happy?

ELIAS: A validation. You offer yourself the communication in this emotion which validates you in your choices in those moments that you are acknowledging that you are expressing a preference and that you are allowing yourself a freedom in choosing to be expressing that preference in any capacity.

ELIZABETH: Is the goal to feel happy, or is it just simply to experience?

ELIAS: In actuality, merely to experience, for all of your experiences are beneficial and offer you information, regardless of whether they be comfortable or uncomfortable. As emotion is a base element of the design of your physical dimension, you choose to be incorporating many experiences which generate expressions of emotion.

This is the manner in which you most efficiently communicate to yourself, and it also is an integral expression of the design of duality of this physical reality. Do not confuse duality with duplicity; they are quite different.

ELIZABETH: I didn’t hear about you until fairly recently, and I wish I had heard of you when you first started to communicate with us through Mary. But do we find out everything in the perfect time? Is there some kind of real plan for when things happen and when you learn about certain situations?

ELIAS: It is not necessarily a plan, my friend, for this suggests some expression of fate, so to speak, which denies freedom and denies the choice in the moment, which is the nature of probabilities.

But yes, you do incorporate what you may term to be a perfection in timing, so to speak. You generate experiences and you draw to yourself different information in the time framework in which you are ready, so to speak, to allow yourself to assimilate. All that you generate is purposeful, and as I have stated, it is all beneficial also.

In this, I may express to you as I have previously to many individuals, you may be offering yourself information but without experiences within your physical dimension in relation to the design of it, the information shall remain concept and you shall not generate a genuine understanding of it. For what moves concept into an incorporation in your actual reality is experience, and experience is what offers you a genuine understanding of any information. Therefore, in drawing yourself to myself or this forum or this information without offering yourself certain experiences, you would not offer yourself a genuine understanding of the information.

Therefore, you have allowed yourself many years, so to speak, of many experiences, and you draw yourself to this information, or you draw the information to yourself, in a specific time framework in which you shall allow yourself a clearer assimilation of it. For you have moved yourself into more of a position of becoming familiar with yourself and therefore generate more of an openness, and this allows you to widen your awareness and to understand the information which you now draw to yourself.

ELIZABETH: I think I understand. But I think that most of this life so far I have tried not to think about things or acknowledge things.

ELIAS: I am understanding, but this no less has been an expression of incorporating experiences. Now you move in a direction of allowing yourself a clearer understanding of the experiences that you have generated within your focus.

ELIZABETH: What took me so long? (Both laugh)

ELIAS: Busy, busy, busy experiencing! (Laughs)

ELIZABETH: I thought maybe I was experiencing, and now that I’m more aware, I can better visualize what I was getting out of those experiences?

ELIAS: Yes, and therefore familiarize yourself with you. In that familiarization of yourself, you allow yourself the opportunity to objectively more easily be shifting and moving yourself into an expression of objectively intentionally directing your energy and your movement in the manner that you want.

ELIZABETH: Do we choose our parents?


ELIZABETH: Why would I choose the mother that I have in this focus? Was it to just experience?

ELIAS: Partially, and also as I have stated, your experiences are purposeful and they offer you information.

In this, you choose to be engaging relationship with this individual, or the individuals of your parents, to offer yourself a manner in which you may be generating an examination of yourself, and to challenge yourself in the movement, or spur yourself in a manner of speaking, in the movement of acceptance of yourself, which shall naturally generate the by-product of acceptance of the other individuals.

Now; in this, you have chosen to be presenting yourself with quite a strong challenge in association with one of your parents. In this, allow yourself to view what is meant in actually shifting and generating a genuine expression of acceptance of self and of other individuals.

There are many, many, many individuals throughout your world that express very different beliefs and choices and behaviors than do you, and difference is the greatest challenge of acceptance. Therefore, if you present to yourself one individual which you view to be extremely difficult to be generating this expression of acceptance with but you allow yourself to accomplish that action, how easily may you be accepting of any other individual expressing difference?

ELIZABETH: (Emotionally) That’s fantastic.

ELIAS: (Chuckles) Therefore, even challenges are quite purposeful and offer you tremendous opportunities.

ELIZABETH: Thank you.

ELIAS: You are quite welcome.

ELIZABETH: Could you tell me something about Irwin, his essence name? (Pause)

ELIAS: Essence name, Ella, E-L-L-A.

ELIZABETH: Oh, he’s not going to like that! (Both laugh) And his family?

ELIAS: Essence family, Sumafi; alignment, Gramada.

ELIZABETH: And my brother? (Pause)

ELIAS: Essence name, Jaimen, J-A-I-M-E-N (ZJAY men). Essence family, Sumari; alignment, Zuli. Are you wishing for orientations?


ELIAS: Both common.

ELIZABETH: Thank you. May I ask you about my niece and nephew as well, please?

ELIAS: Offer one.

ELIZABETH: My niece.

ELIAS: Essence name, Kaylyn, K-A-Y-L-Y-N (KAY lin).

ELIZABETH: Beautiful!

ELIAS: Essence family, Tumold; alignment, Sumari.

ELIZABETH: And my nephew? (Pause)

ELIAS: Essence name, Damon, D-A-M-O-N (DAY mun). Essence family, Borledim; alignment, Vold; orientation, common.

ELIZABETH: Thank you so much. As you know, Irwin is very ill. Is there anything I could do to help him?

ELIAS: What you are incorporating now. Be an example. Pay attention to self and continue in holding your attention in the now and healing of yourself, and this shall offer an expression of energy which is of example to the other individual. And be accepting of his choices.

ELIZABETH: Thank you.

ELIAS: You are quite welcome.

ELIZABETH: Could you tell me if Al has transitioned?

ELIAS: In entirety?

ELIZABETH: No, just from this focus.

ELIAS: Not entirely.

ELIZABETH: Speaking of transitioning, last fall I was thinking I would do it myself, and I may have done some harm to my body. Now that I’ve changed my mind, can I go back to the way I was or undo whatever damage I may have done to myself with my thought?

ELIAS: You may, if you are so choosing. Let me express to you, you do not generate this type of action through thought. Thought does not create reality. It is a mechanism of translation. Thought translates communications; it does not precede or generate reality. But yes, you may manipulate energy and you may alter any expression that you are so choosing.

ELIZABETH: Would I be able to dissolve the growth I have in my neck just with my thoughts?


ELIZABETH: What was that, please?

ELIAS: Thought does not create reality. But you may manipulate energy, and yes, you may alter this expression.

ELIZABETH: Good. In my whole life, since I was six years old, I’ve been tripping and falling, and spraining, breaking bones, hurting myself. Often when I walk down the street, I feel as though I’m not really present. Do you think I’m finished with that now? I think so, I hope so, but I’d like to know what you think.

ELIAS: You are moving in a different expression. That experience and that choice of actions has been your objective imagery that you have presented to yourself for extended time framework in an expression of reflection of a lack of balance.

As you are generating different movements now and are moving your attention in different manners and paying attention to yourself and becoming more familiar with yourself, you are also moving your expression more into balance. Therefore, it is unnecessary to continue the objective imagery to that extent to indicate to yourself the lack of balance. Are you understanding?

ELIZABETH: Yes, I understand very well. Thank you.

This is just a curiosity, but I have sore pressure points on my head. I always have had them and nobody knows what they are. Do you know what they are?

ELIAS: These are associated with nerves. These nerves are associated with specific neurological pathways, which in expanding and widening your awareness, you also affect these neurological pathways, which in turn, in a manner of speaking, affect specific nerves, which you feel.

ELIZABETH: Also, could you tell me what my special color is?

ELIAS: And your impression?

ELIZABETH: I’m an artist, so I just love almost all of them. I would say possibly blue?

ELIAS: Turquoise.

ELIZABETH: Speaking of art, is there anything you can suggest that I could do to change my mental outlook or relax myself while I’m painting so that I can do better work?

ELIAS: Allow yourself to drift.

ELIZABETH: To drift?

ELIAS: Yes. Allow yourself less intensity of concentration and evaluation. Move your attention inwardly and allow your attention a flexibility. Allow it to move and not incorporate as much of a rigidity.

As you incorporate that action, you shall allow yourself to more clearly pay attention to your intuition. This is an efficient form of communication that you incorporate that may be expressed more clearly if you are allowing more of a flexibility with your attention.

ELIZABETH: This sounds like it’s something that would benefit me throughout everything I’m doing, not just painting.

ELIAS: You are correct.

ELIZABETH: Thank you. That’s really exciting.

I’ve noticed for years and years that whenever I happen to glance at the clock, it’s usually 8:18. Does that have any significance?

ELIAS: And your impression?

ELIZABETH: Well, it was Al’s birthday. But other than that, I can’t think of any... Even if it were Al’s birthday, it doesn’t make any sense to me that I should happen to glance at the clock when it’s 8:18.

ELIAS: In actuality, this once again is another presentment of objective imagery.

Now; this objective imagery that you generate is, in a manner of speaking, a type of trigger. As you present that imagery to yourself, you are merely expressing to yourself a type of prodding, so to speak, to be moving your attention to the now and to be paying attention to what you are actually doing.

ELIZABETH: Last question, because time is nearly up. I think I’ll start that business about acceptance right now. Could you tell me my mother’s essence name and her families, please? (Pause)

ELIAS: Essence name, Lyila, L-Y-I-L-A (LYE lah). Essence family, Sumari; alignment, Vold.

ELIZABETH: And my father, please?

ELIAS: Essence name, Drekka, D-R-E-K-K-A (DREK kah). Essence family, Sumari; alignment, Milumet.

ELIZABETH: Elias, thank you so much. This changes everything! It’s so exciting!

ELIAS: (Laughs) You are quite welcome, my friend. I shall be anticipating our next meeting, and in the interim time framework I shall be offering you playful and supportive energy.

ELIZABETH: Thank you.

ELIAS: To you in tremendous affection, au revoir.

ELIZABETH: Au revoir.

Elias departs at 1:59 PM.

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