The Difference Between Associations and Attachments
“The Difference Between Associations and Attachments”
“The New Waves in Consciousness”
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 (Private)
Participants: Mary (Michael) and Terri (Uliva)
(Elias’ arrival time is unknown.)
ELIAS: Good afternoon!
TERRI: Good afternoon! So have you been enjoying listening to our bantering and trying to figure things out together?
ELIAS: (Laughs) I’m not a mind reader or an eavesdropper, but I am aware of your energies.
TERRI: I thought around sessions you were just kind of naturally there and observing.
ELIAS: I am, but not in the manner that you think of. (Chuckles)
TERRI: So, are we pretty much on point with thinking that we’re both on the verge of something big here, and she’s moving through it by staying busy and I’m moving through it by sleeping?
ELIAS: Which would be an accurate counterpart action, yes.
TERRI: That’s pretty cool. Do you have any tips for us?
ELIAS: I would express that the tips that I would incorporate are the same as what you already know, to be allowing, not fighting, and to be patient. But in that, also the allowing factor is significant, for you are doing what is necessary but not necessarily entirely allowing, for you may not necessarily be pleased with what you are doing. Therefore, it is a matter of moving into a position of recognizing that what you are doing is a part of your individual processes, and to count that and credit that in satisfaction.
TERRI: I thought I was picking up on that more than a little bit.
ELIAS: To be satisfied with what you are doing, regardless that there are significant attachments that seem to be warring against that, which would be quite natural.
As I expressed previously, you incorporate significant attachments. These attachments are challenging to address to and to recognize and therefore neutralize. As I expressed previously, it is not a matter of eliminating the attachments that you have acquired throughout your focus, but recognizing them for what they are and using them when it is of greatest benefit to you, but not in an automatic expression — that if you were to incorporate the attachment of independence, as a hypothetical example, to be aware of that as an attachment, to recognize it for what it is and to incorporate the awareness and the ability, enacting the ability, to use that attachment when it is of greatest benefit to you, not to merely be expressing it consistently and constantly automatically, in which it becomes a hindrance to you. Most of your attachments are very strongly associated with all of your shoulds or must be’s. What you must be, what you must do, what you should be, what you should do are associated with your attachments.
In this, you are beginning to recognize your attachments, whether you are analytically defining them or not. It matters not; you are addressing to them. In doing so, you are creating that direction of enacting your own ability to use them rather than expressing them in a manner in which they almost use you.
TERRI: Are you interchanging “attachments” with “associations”?
TERRI: I was kind of thinking I was on that path, of more looking at it as my association to being productive, what it means to be productive in a day.
ELIAS: Yes, you incorporate associations, many of them, and they do move in conjunction with attachments. Remember, an association is that evaluation of judgment, good or bad. That is the association. Therefore, with any given experience or subject matter that you have experienced, you generate an association of whether it is good or bad, whether it is comfortable or uncomfortable. Therefore, your associations very much intertwine with attachments.
You generate an association with production. Production itself is an attachment. Being productive, that is an expression that you have assumed to yourself; it is an idea. It is an action that you have assumed and applied to yourself in a specific capacity, just as independence is an idea and an action that you have assumed and applied to yourself in a specific capacity.
Now; you generate associations with those attachments in relation to your experiences with those attachments. Therefore, you can generate an association that being productive in a certain capacity is good [and] that not being productive in that same capacity is not good. Therefore, you also measure yourself according to your association in relation to the attachment. Without the associations, the attachment is merely a concept that involves choices, whether you choose to participate with it or not. With the attachment and with the association, that creates another layer of the attachment of what parts of the attachments are good and bad.
TERRI: Which is the judgment of duplicity.
ELIAS: Correct, which you all incorporate.
In this, yes, there is an aspect that does very much so involve your associations, but in addition to addressing to your associations, which you may be more focused upon, you are also simultaneously addressing to these attachments. You may not be analyzing the attachments, you may not necessarily be evaluating them and specifically defining them in relation to thought, but you are addressing to them, which is what I expressed previously in our group interactions, this factor of these attachments and how strong they are and how important it is to be addressing to them to allow you that freedom to not succumb to them automatically, and therefore also succumb to the aspects of them that are hindering and that block your choices.
In this, you may be addressing to and paying attention to associations, but you are also addressing to many of these attachments, and in a manner of speaking, dismantling or breaking down these attachments, therefore allowing yourself more freedom to enact your actual choices rather than generating actions automatically. You are INTENTIONALLY generating actions, INTENTIONALLY generating choices. In some capacities it may seem that you are involuntarily generating choices, that you are forcing yourself to generate certain choices that are against the choices that you would have engaged previously or that are different from choices that you are familiar with, but in actuality, what you are setting into motion is this action of precisely what you want to create and what this shift in consciousness is allowing you to create, generating the choice to create your reality intentionally in the direction that you want.
TERRI: That’s also moving us into trusting and accepting ourselves.
ELIAS: Very much so.
TERRI: Because for me, there’s still an element of wondering how I’m going to take care of myself. It’s a lot less, since I know I have the inheritance. I know I created that as kind of a buffer, letting me know that it’s okay, that I can move in this direction, but there’s still an element of wondering, I guess doubting. I’m moving more away from the doubting, though, I believe.
ELIAS: Yes, I would agree. It is an experimental time framework. You are shifting.
TERRI: In a big way.
ELIAS: I would agree, for it is very unfamiliar. For you are very accustomed to functioning within the guidelines or the parameters of these attachments, and you are moving away from that. In that, each of you are generating, in your own capacities, different expressions of experimenting, which may at times feel as if you are standing upon shaking ground, but you also are consistently offering yourselves these noticings and glimmerings, that regardless that you feel that you are standing upon shaking ground, you are maintaining; you are remaining standing.
In that, in many capacities for many individuals, yourself and Michael included, a significant aspect of that shaking ground is what is familiar financially, what you are accustomed to. But you are shifting that, and you are experimenting with a new direction, which does enact that self-trust much more; it does present that much more. But you are also consistently offering yourselves the validations that what you have previously perceived as impossible or perhaps potentially uncomfortable and uncertain is not as uncomfortable as you previously perceived and that you can be comfortable in different capacities, and it is of your making and that you are manipulating and choosing.
Now; I will express that presently you may be experiencing somewhat of a paradox, in that you may be beginning to experience slightly more of an extreme of this direction but simultaneously incorporating a feeling of being upon a threshold and incorporating an inner knowing that you are buoying yourself, you are floating, that you are not drowning and that you will not, and that you are moving in the direction in which the flow will become more natural and easier. A significant factor in that is that you have chosen your new wave.
TERRI: Was I correct in thinking it was the scientific wave?
TERRI: It’s the religious wave?
TERRI: I thought there were only two left!
TERRI: Did we create a new one?
ELIAS: No. As you may be aware, these waves are being expressed in conjunction with the belief systems.
TERRI: Duplicity wave?
ELIAS: No, you have already accomplished that.
Now; in association with belief systems, I would be reminding that there are ten belief systems, and in that, nine of which are associated or represented by one essence family to each of nine belief systems. The tenth is associated or represented by all of the essence families.
Now; in this, you have chosen collectively to engage a new and different expression with this wave, for you have chosen to incorporate two belief systems rather than one, but these two move very much in conjunction with each other. I will be offering much more expansive information in relation to this subject very soon, for it has been chosen. Therefore, this present wave is ending. The new wave will be addressing to the belief system of senses, and the universe and creation.
TERRI: Which moves us more in the direction of the Shift. What I was reading the other day, we’re going to become more interested in where we came from and what else is out there, so that makes sense.
ELIAS: Yes. This is a significant wave, for this is a wave that is moving you into the direction of expanding.
Now; I will also express that this wave can potentially be fun and potentially very interesting. It offers an opportunity for significant playfulness with perception and reality, for this wave is moving you in the direction of interests that to this point have been somewhat fantasy, such as teleportation, exploring other dimensions, exploring your own dimension in much greater capacity, moving in the direction of new, innovative inventions, and changing the manner in which you proceed with your reality, which will also move you in more of a direction to address to the construct of your reality, which includes that factor of exchange. Therefore, this particular wave will be opening new windows into a significant expansion, which will also be more of a preparation for science and religious, that they may not be as traumatic.
TERRI: That’s cool. So, is that why we’ve been experiencing more of an awareness lately?
ELIAS: I would agree. Some individuals may be aware of some energy surges at times, which may be brief but incorporate some intensities. In this, that is not unusual, for you are ushering in a significant wave and especially that you have chosen to be addressing to two belief systems rather than one, which creates more of an intensity of energy. The build in energy can be incorporated in a very inspiring direction, for this energy can be used in a manner that can be very motivating and inspiring, if you allow yourselves to follow yourselves. If you are following attachments, you may experience considerable frustration.
TERRI: I feel I’m moving in that direction.
ELIAS: I would agree, which can be very inspiring and motivating. If you move in the direction of holding to attachments, there can be significant friction and thickness, but in genuinely allowing yourself to move with your own direction and express yourself in your own genuine manner, you will begin to notice much more ease, much more of a movement of intentionally creating what you would want unfolding in a much greater capacity, and much more satisfaction.
TERRI: That would be all around? I feel like I’m moving in a new direction of creating another source of income potentially, and I believe that I am trusting and allowing a great deal more.
ELIAS: I would definitely agree.
TERRI: It’s so weird feeling! (Elias laughs with Terri) I also feel I’ve made a significant crack in my shrine of creature abuse and how we treat them.
ELIAS: That is significant.
TERRI: Do you agree?
ELIAS: I do agree, and I express an acknowledgment to you, for that is a significant movement for you.
TERRI: Yes, it is. I’m still confused about how, if we abuse them so badly for so long, how it’s okay. One thought I had was because in the great scheme of things to them it can seem as a blink. Maybe that’s a piece of it.
ELIAS: Partially. I would express that that may be an avenue to comfort yourself with temporarily.
TERRI: I don’t want to do that. I want to understand it.
ELIAS: But I would express to you that in relation to the subject of abuse, this is a direction that you have explored throughout your existence for the most part as a species, and not merely with other species but with your own species also.
TERRI: I understand that part because I understand that we choose to create that. I think I’m going to have to do another session on this because our time is up. Is there one piece you can give me to think about or that will somehow help me to understand a bit better until we meet again?
ELIAS: Very well. They choose, also.
Now; one factor that I will express to you in relation to creatures is that whatever they choose and all that they choose is always designed for your greater benefit and for you to become more aware.
TERRI: Because they’re part of us.
ELIAS: Therefore, even in choosing to participate in violence or actions that you consider or deem to be abusive, they choose to participate for your greater awareness. If it did not include that potential for you to become more aware of what you are doing, they would not participate.
TERRI: Okay, I will work with that.
ELIAS: Very well.
TERRI: Thank you for the information on our new wave. I will pass that along.
ELIAS: You are very welcome! Very well, my friend. I shall greatly be anticipating our next meeting.
TERRI: Me, too.
ELIAS: To you in tremendous encouragement as always and in great lovingness, my dear friend, au revoir.
Elias departs after 33 minutes.
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Copyright 2010 Mary Ennis, All Rights Reserved.