Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Participants: Mary (Michael) and Teri (Uliva)
ELIAS: Good day.
TERRI: Good day.
ELIAS: And how is your adventure proceeding?
TERRI: Very well. I had a great conversation with Mary before and it’s cool seeing all the changes that she is going through too. Cause I feel it too. It’s neat to see how it kind of radiates out. Lots of interesting changes and I’m guessing a lot of them are tied into the senses wave.
TERRI: So would the coyote be...
ELIAS: And creation.
TERRI: Oh yeah, and creation. Guess I don’t see the creation part so much yet, but I’m sure it’ll come more to light.
I had a coyote that was in my yard and I was thinking that it was tied into what we perceive as fear. That we should be afraid of, but it didn’t do anything so it’s kind of imagery, it’s not absolute. Just because you see something or hear something it sparks that automatic fear. That it doesn’t have to be...
ELIAS: It emphasizes reaction. That you are very accustomed to reacting to your senses. When you see a manifestation, when you hear some action you automatically generate an association with what you see, or what you hear, and also with your other senses that you are not as obviously attuned to. But they do the same action, and you generate the same action with all of your senses dependent upon what association they trigger, you react.
And not always in what you would term to be negative manners. It emphasizes how automatic reactions are, and how frequent reactions are. Some reactions you would deem to be positive or good that you automatically react to a certain situation with a certain type of expression, be it good or bad, be it positive or negative. But in many, many, many situations your reactions are triggered by your senses. What you see, what you smell, what you hear, what you feel, even what you taste. You taste an unfamiliar flavor and you might react with ”I do not like this. ” Or you might react in surprise and express, ”This is very pleasurable.”
But the point is emphasizing, now in this wave, how many of those responses are reactions, and reactions are very tied to associations.
TERI: So would another aspect of that be you taste something and automatically react subconsciously that this taste, what I’m tasting will make me gain weigh.
ELIAS: Yes, therefore you could generate a reaction to a pleasurable taste and you are triggering that association that this is bad. This tastes good and I am reacting to it, for it tastes good and that triggers an automatic association that it must be bad. It will be influencing weight gain, which influences my image, my appearance, and therefore that is bad.
TERI: Is that a big part of what I’m doing?
TERI: Just that...
ELIAS: Offering yourself the opportunity to notice reactions.
I would express to you that in this wave reactions are a significant piece of what is being presented and emphasized. The opportunity for all of you to notice what you react to, how often you react, or how little you react which can be a validation, in which you are presenting both to yourselves. This spectrum, in a manner of speaking, not merely one side. That you are offering yourselves opportunities to experience when you do not react, therefore validating how you are applying information and becoming more aware. And also opportunities to notice when you are reacting and what you are presenting to yourself to address to in that action of reacting. And therefore offering yourself the opportunity to be more self aware and not generate that reaction.
Let me express to you my friend, in many capacities this subject matter presents to individuals another of those concepts that you automatically think, ”If I am not including reactions in my expressions any longer, perhaps I will become robotic.”
Reactions are a very familiar expression to all of you. And in that, as being so familiar and so intricate in your expressions and your behaviors, that there is an idea that without them you are somehow also limiting your emotional expressions. Therefore becoming less emotional or less feeling which is entirely incorrect.
For reactions are triggers outside of now.
Reactions are either associated with past experiences or with future anticipations. They may not necessarily actually be in your experience yet, but you may generate associations in relation to anticipated or imagined experiences. Such as; an individual may generate health, and they may also generate an association with the word and the idea of cancer. Now, that actual experience may not be in the individuals actual memory. There is no experience of that action, but they have inputed certain information with themself about the subject and therefore they incorporate an association with that subject, and now that is a future association. It is an anticipated association, but it is not now.
Individuals do this also in relation to money, in winning the lottery, or in generating a financial windfall. They have not generated that in actual experience yet, but they have already generated an association with it. For they have created a concept within themself of what that is, or what the experience would be, in anticipation. It is an imagined experience. And in that imagined experience they anticipate what the experience would be and allow the association to influence the present.
Now, reactions are tied to either what has already been experienced, or an anticipated imagined experience, therefore they are either past or future. They are not now. They may be triggered now, for the most part they are triggered now. An action occurs now that immediately taps into that other association, and therefore you react. Whether the association is tied to an actual experience or an imagined experience that has been formulated from information that you have acquired. But in either situation, the reactive aspect of behavior is related to some association that is not necessarily now.
You will notice with yourself or in situations that you may present to yourself that you are not necessarily experiencing, that you offer yourself information. Perhaps in a book, or in a program, or the relating of a story from another individual of situations that may be somewhat extreme. And in the moment of the situation the individual may not necessarily act in a manner that you expect. The individual may generate behaviors that may seem odd, or at times you may access them to be inappropriate, or even long, in a manner of speaking, when they are not reacting. They are responding to the situation, but how they respond may not necessarily seem logical. For what they are lacking is that reactive aspect. Such as, an individual may be, in a hypothetical situation, faced with a scenario in which they are observing or watching some violent action occurring in front of them. And the individual might freeze and do nothing but watch. A second observer watching the first observer may generate an evaluation and a judgment, ”Why is that individual not interacting? Why are they are not doing some action? Why are they not interceding?”
The individual that is observing the action may not have an association to react to, therefore there is no reaction. Therefore they are presenting a new scenario to themself that they have not imagined, and that they have not experienced pastly. And in not generating an association personally with that situation there is no reference for a reaction. Therefore their response may be very different from what would normally be expected.
Another individual may very quickly more into that situation and attempt to disarm the perpetrator or may move into a protective position with the other individual. That individual most likely is reacting prompted by some association, either invented or through some aspect of their own experience. It may not be the same experience, it may merely be a trigger of a threat that the individual is reacting to. They see a threatening situation, therefore their own association of threat is triggered and they react to it.
This is not to say that that same individual that is reacting would not generate the same choice were they actually aware of choosing rather than reacting, they might. The difference would be that they are intentionally directing themselves in the choice to involve themselves or to intercede, rather than merely reacting and therefore perhaps placing themself in a threatening or dangerous situation that they may not be prepared for.
You react to many, many, many situations, and they are all connected with either past or future associations. In this, it is more empowering to become aware of any scenario in which you are reactive for when you are aware you can empower yourself with actual intentional choices. Just as you expressed with the coyote. In that you could view the animal, automatically react to it, either in retreating in fear, or approaching it aggressively in fear, or avoiding it, or moving in a reaction not necessarily motivated by fear, but merely in annoyance. But in any of those action you’re not intentionally self aware.
When you react you are not intentionally self aware.
When you are self aware, what replaces reaction is the empowerment of knowing that you incorporate choices. You express the ability to generate an awareness of choices, and at times of many choices simultaneously. And in that you process that information very quickly. You can do that within fractions of seconds. In actuality, when you empower yourself with the awareness of your own choices, it incorporates less actual physical time to express an intentional choice than it does to react. For when you react, there is a pause time. When you react your body consciousness automatically shuts, even in excitement. Even in those situations that you would term to be good reactions or pleasant reactions.
Momentarily your body consciousness responds to the reaction as shock. And in that shock, momentarily it shuts out all information. It stops. Therefore, you momentarily are unaware of any choices, or what to do or not do. In this it incorporates actual physical time more to react than to be aware of choices.
TERI: So all of these situations lately are showing me these reactions and associations with my roof leaking, and leaking living room, and the coyote and... But all of these heightened situations are pointing that out to me?
ELIAS: Most of which, yes.
TERI: So becoming aware of them is the most direct path to disempowering ...
TERI: I am more aware.
ELIAS: Yes. Which is a part of the process and the method, for how can you address to a situation if you are not aware of it? How can you empower yourself and offer yourself choices if you are not aware that you are not offering yourself choices? Therefore you are emphasizing those time frameworks, those situations and scenarios in which reaction is occurring and therefore limiting your choices, and incorporating disempowering you. And offering you the opportunity to pay attention to that, to be aware that in those moments you actually do incorporate choices. Which I would express to you that in relation to the animal, you did not necessarily react.
TERI: What I find interesting in talking to people noticing their reactions.
ELIAS: Which is also significant, for as much as individuals like to move in the direction of thinking that they are immune to mass expressions or what they classify as being mass beliefs. In that how many individuals that express that they are beyond mass beliefs or that they do not participate in mass beliefs.
Mass beliefs is a term that is, once again, an umbrella for mass energy.
Energy is affecting and influencing whether you label it or not. And energy that is expressed in mass is influencing, therefore what you are presenting to yourself is also an opportunity to observe those mass expressions of energy of reactions, how they could be influencing, but also how when you are aware of mass expressions of energy, once again that is a presentment of another opportunity for you to actually objectively intentionally choose whether you agree with it or not.
ELIAS: The recognition that you yourself are not necessarily reacting in every situation, but also that you are calm enough and removed enough at this point in your self awareness. Removed meaning, not invested in other individuals perceptions enough that you can observe and allow yourself to listen and observe other individuals opinions or reactions and geninuely be observing, and not reacting to them either.
The more agitated you are in any situation the less you empower yourself. For the more you begin to focus upon outside sources, and the more you move in automatic directions, the more you allow for the expression of reaction, the more you move in the directions of not empowering yourself, but in a manner of speaking, throwing your power outside of yourself to whatever outside source is present. That is what occurs when you engage this state of agitation within yourself in a consistent basis. For the more agitated you become the less clarity you generate, the less you can listen to yourself. You may be thinking, thinking, thinking, but that is not listening to yourself.
The calmer you are the more centered you become. The calmer you are the less bothered you become by outside sources, for you are more settled within yourself, and you are trusting yourself.
The more calm you express in your energy, is more and more an indicator of how much you are trusting yourself. That can be a gauge. And calm is not necessarily a feeling.
I have expressed many times that feelings cannot consistently be used as a gauge of what type of energy you are projecting, for you can be projecting a particular type of energy, and you be feeling very different from what you are projecting. But calm is a state of being, it is not necessarily a feeling. It can influence other feelings. It can influence a feeling of satisfaction, of contentment, of peacefulness, but in itself it is a state of being. And it is an expression of evenness with energy. That is calm.
And you will notice that in that state of calm you accomplish much more, and easier. You will begin to notice that what you once thought required so much work and effort, does not. And that what you want to accomplish, you can accomplish and it does not require considerable effort. It is merely a matter of using your opportunities and being self aware. And maintaining that state of being of evenness.
Which in that you also begin to balance, and in balancing you begin to recognize less categorization. You begin categorizing actions, behaviors, situations, less. That the categorization of actions and behaviors and situations is generally that of listing to yourself, in a manner of speaking, what is important and what is not important. Or what is important and what is less important.
The more you move into balance, the more you begin to recognize all that you do is important. That some aspects of what you do are not more important than other aspects that you do. They are all important for they are all intertwined and they all move together and they influence each other, regardless of the imagery.
Therefore you begin to recognize that what and how you choose to engage for breakfast is equally as important as how you interact with what you perceive to be your most superior authority in your job. For what and how you engage for your breakfast may seem insignificant, but how you do that also influences how you interact with that individual. If you are generating how you engage your breakfast in a manner of restricting yourself, or that you can’t consume, or that you do not incorporate time for that action of breakfast. Or that you are overindulgent in that breakfast, for you are attempting to express that you deserve, but you do not actually believe that you deserve. There is much more involved in these actions that you engage that you perceive to be insignificant and small. They are much more telling and they are interconnected with those actions you view to be significant and large. Such as how you interact in an interview or how you interact with your child. They seem to be entirely unrelated, but they are not, they are all connected in energy and how you perceive yourself, and what you allow for yourself and what you do not. And how you restrict yourself or how you do not restrict yourself. And whether you deserve, or whether you do not deserve.
Therefore you begin in balance to recognize that there is less categorizing of more important and less important. You begin to recognize that all that you do is important, therefore they are in a manner of speaking, all the same.
Most individuals want everyone else to be like themself, but they will argue that point to the death of them, that they do not. Or that they do allow other individuals to be themselves, to an extent. But I would express that this is the strength of each of your guidelines.
The difficulty with guidelines is that they have been convoluted and that in your progression, in your evolution as a species, some of your evolution has turned your perceptions of yourselves to be projected onto other individuals outside of you, and this is one of them, of changing or turning those guidelines, expressing them in equal strength from what they are designed for, as being precisely that, your own guidelines in how you behave and your choices, and what is important to you. And turning that into an expectation to what other individuals should do, or should be. And I would express that most individuals do that. And therefore want the rest of their world to be like themselves.
Unfortunately the rest of the world does not adhere to your own guidelines. And they are different. They are not necessarily like you, and they will not be. But knowing that moves you out of the position of being subject to other individuals and their differences, to paying attention to you and how you make your own choices. ”Very well, if you do not like certain expressions of other individuals, what choices can you generate that will allow you to be comfortable or to be pleased with yourself and with your environment? What can you do to change certain situations that allow you to be satisfied with what is around you, and with other individuals?”
And I would express for the most part there will always be individuals that you encounter that you disagree with, or that you do not get along with. That you do not synchronize with.
For the more you become satisfied with yourself, and the calmer you are which generates more clarity in relation to your choices, the more you do that, the more objectively, intentionally, you are directing yourself. And therefore you place yourself in very different situations. You draw to yourself different individuals. You place yourself in different scenarios. You begin to generate outside situations and scenarios that reflect that calm and satisfaction that you are expressing within yourself.
As I’ve expressed many times, you are always reflecting. Not mirroring, but you are always reflecting yourself in whatever is occurring outside of yourself. When your reality in your perception appears to you to be smooth and calm, and not very challenging, and satisfying, is not that there are not riotous actions that are occurring within reality, but you are not presenting them to yourself. For you are not reflecting that to yourself. You reflect more and more of what you yourself are expressing.
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