Defining Personal Responsibility
“Defining Personal Responsibility”
“The Sixth Point of the Pyramid”
“Lessons of Wisdom ... Or Not!”
Tuesday, April 4, 2000-2
© 2000 (Private/Phone)
Participants: Mary (Michael) and Mike (Mikah).
Elias arrives at 12:41 PM. (Arrival time is 21 seconds)
ELIAS: Good morning, Mikah!
MIKE: Good morning, Elias!
ELIAS: (Chuckling) We meet again!
MIKE: Yes, we do! (Laughing)
ELIAS: How goes your travel?
MIKE: It’s going nowhere! (Laughing)
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha!
MIKE: I guess my first question will be, how goes my progress in the area of personal responsibility, and movement in that area?
ELIAS: And with you, in like manner to certain other individuals, I shall begin now a new interaction, and I shall express back to you the same question. You may offer to me your impression.
Listen to my terms. What is your impression of how you are accomplishing your movement in the area of personal responsibility?
MIKE: Well, my IMPRESSION ...
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha!
MIKE: ... is that I am moving, but ... I don’t know. My mirror objectively of everything around me seems to be stagnant, so then I have to question myself as to whether or not I’m actually moving or I’m not moving anywhere.
ELIAS: First of all, let us be more precise.
ELIAS: Identify to me what your definition of your action in personal responsibility is.
MIKE: My definition — I guess that would be altering my expressions in accordance to however I think someone else is going to react when they’re around, no matter who it is.
ELIAS: What else do you view that suggests to you that you are assuming personal responsibility for another individual?
MIKE: I guess pretty much a lot of my actions that I take are based a lot on what other people will think.
ELIAS: This is a different influence of beliefs. We are addressing to the identification of personal responsibility and the actions that you incorporate in assuming personal responsibility for other individuals, which the reason that I am inquiring in this manner is that I identify, within your energy and your expression of thought process, that you are unclear in the identification of what assuming personal responsibility is.
MIKE: So it was a trick question! (Laughing)
ELIAS: (Laughing) It is offering confirmation and an example that you are not identifying this term of personal responsibility. Therefore, if you are not identifying what the action of personal responsibility is, how may you be noticing when you are participating in it? And if you are not noticing when you are participating in it, how may you be addressing to it? (Laughing) Objectively speaking, which is the point!
Now; one other inquiry. The expression of “I view myself to be moving” is quite general and broad. Specifically express to me what your definition of movement is. What is your evidence of movement within yourself, objectively speaking?
MIKE: Well, a lot of times, I use my state of mind as a good gauge for my movement. I’ll slip into my moods of depression, and then I’ll talk myself out of it, or whatever happens. Something will just click, and whatever it was I was depressed about usually doesn’t depress me anymore after that, or whatever state of mind I slip into.
ELIAS: Very well. Therefore, you are offering yourself some examples of evidences through your emotions and your thought process, which provides you with the objective ability to view that you are altering your perception in some areas, correct?
ELIAS: Very well.
Now; returning to this subject matter of personal responsibility, let us look to interaction that you incorporate with those individuals that you designate as being close to you in relationship. Let us view your interaction with those individuals that you identify as family — your mother, your sister, nieces and nephews.
These individuals create challenges within their individual focuses. At times you view the challenges that each of them engages as being some element or situation or circumstance or interaction which is essentially thrust upon them, which creates an underlying association that you hold in definition of injustice.
In these situations, you view the actions and the interactions of these individuals, and you partially view these individuals in the role of victim. This is camouflaged within your thought process and assessment by an expression of compassion, and partially an expression that you exert underlyingly in a motivation to be taking up arms, in a manner of speaking, for that individual or being the defender for that individual.
In this, there is also an underlying movement associated, which is also a motivating force within you, which assesses that you should participate and should hold the ability to fix what you assess is wrong with the other individual’s situation.
In the situation with your sister, you create sometimes silent, sometimes not so silent assessments of her creations in interaction with her partner and with her children. In relation to her partner, at times you view her to be the aggressor and at times you view her to be the victim, and as your sister and aligning with the physical belief of blood connections, you feel a tug to be protective, to be taking up for her upon her side, and to be helpful to her in resolution of her conflict.
This is one example of assuming personal responsibility for another individual’s creations.
In this scenario, there are also interactions which occur involving your nieces and nephews, that you view THEM to be victims. This may be projected even stronger, for they are small ones, and they of course do not create their reality! They are not creating choices. Choices are being thrust upon them and situations and behaviors are being dictated to them, and they hold no choice in response to these dictates, for they hold not enough age yet to be creating of their reality. (Chuckling) Therefore, you may take up for them in even stronger expressions and emotions and motivation within yourself, for they are “helpless.”
In the situation concerning your mother, there are many creations that your mother engages that move much differently and are perceived much differently in her reality than are or would be within your reality, and at times, this creates a confusion within you.
You also underlyingly assess that there is some element that is slightly off in this situation, and that you subsequently should be participating and care-taking with your mother, and offering helpfulness, and assuming the male role of responsibility in this helpfulness with your mother. And as your mother continues to engage certain actions in her creations of her reality, you become more reinforced in your issue of personal responsibility, in not merely the direction of fixing elements of her reality, which you view to also be affecting of yourself, but also reinforces the element of care-taking, as you view her to be becoming more frail physically.
Now; an issue of personal responsibility is defined in turning your attention outwardly to other individuals, and at times consuming your attention with the creations of other individuals, and assuming responsibility within yourself for their reality, which is all camouflaged quite efficiently in the expressions of caring, of compassion, of sympathy, of helpfulness, of love, and in the expression that you, as a good individual, wish to be offering any and every expression possible to you to be offering helpfulness and supportiveness to the other individual.
Underlyingly, what you are in actuality expressing is a discounting of self in the identification of what you perceive to be a lack of control within self, an element of powerlessness in self, which are both viewed quite negatively and lend to a discounting of self, and you also in this expression hold an underlying projection of energy that YOU should be fixing elements of other individuals’ reality to provide them with ease and happiness.
This is not your responsibility, nor may you be creating another individual’s reality for them.
These are words. These are concepts. You may express to yourself over and over and over, “I create my reality. Other individuals create their reality. I do not create another individual’s reality.” But in actuality, what you believe underlyingly is quite different, and your actions express the genuineness of what you believe.
What you believe is that you create your reality at times. Other individuals create their reality at times. But you may be creating their reality for them at times, for you may be creating it better, and other individuals may be creating the reality for you and for other individuals, in which situations you all become victims, for they are creating your reality for you without your permission.
Now; this is a significant point, that you understand objectively what assuming personal responsibility for other individuals is, and as you allow yourself to recognize what this action is, you may also allow yourself to begin noticing how very often you are expressing this.
This holds importance, for it is directly related to your own assessment of self, for in assuming personal responsibility for other individuals, in your very physical terminology, you doom yourself to failure. You set yourself in motion to be creating disappointment, for you may not create another individual’s reality.
You may not even influence another individual’s reality objectively without their agreement. Therefore, your influence is based upon their choice to be receiving your influence, in like manner in what you may term to be the reverse.
Other individuals may only be influencing of you as you allow them to be influencing of you. If you are not allowing that action, it shall not occur.
This is the power of choice, which each of you hold, and which may not be denied to any of you. This is your expression of what you identify as free will, which is an innate element of you.
In this, each time you engage participation in the expression of personal responsibility in relation to another individual, you are also simultaneously discounting self. You are decreasing your assessment of your individual measurement of worth.
You and I have spoken many times of this measurement of worth of self, and discounting of self. This is what I am expressing to you as I continue to reiterate these terms to you — that each time your attention is held outside of yourself and you are attempting to involve yourself with other individuals in interaction, assuming personal responsibility for them and their reality, you are discounting and decreasing your measurement in your assessment of yourself.
This is the reason that I express to you over and over to be turning your attention to self and holding your attention with self; not in the expression of investigating all of your other focuses within this dimension, not in the expression of investigating and exploring all of your other focuses in other dimensions, not in the expression of how you are interacting with other individuals as you continue to hold your attention upon them, but turning your attention to THIS now, to yourself, and allowing yourself to become familiar with YOU, not merely your thoughts, [but] your impressions, your feelings, your emotions, your ENERGY.
Your thoughts, feelings, and emotions are much more obvious, for there are some elements of these three aspects of yourself that you are familiar with and that you identify in objective terms.
Your energy is an element that may be viewed as illusive objectively.
How shall you define the recognition of your own energy? Do you know your own energy?
ELIAS: Do you feel your own energy?
MIKE: Do I feel?
ELIAS: Do you see your own energy?
ELIAS: Do you know objectively that you CAN?
ELIAS: (Chuckling) And this is the point.
You present to me many, many scenarios of what you want, of what you wish to create, of how you wish to move. Let us now begin in specifics, and address to the definitions and identifications of these very elements of your reality.
What is movement?
MIKE: What is movement? In what context? Movement of what?
ELIAS: In any context.
MIKE: Well, it’s when something is moving. Energy is movement.
ELIAS: And do you view this energy?
MIKE: I suppose, in one context. I mean, looking around ... I mean, I suppose everything is moving on some layer.
ELIAS: And I shall express to you, in many situations, you DO view objectively the movement.
NOW, in relation to our discussions together, allow yourself to begin viewing your OWN movement, your OWN energy.
I have expressed to you previously, perception is your most powerful tool within this physical dimension and holds the ability to alter ALL of your reality instantaneously — without method, without an elapsing of time frameworks — and the action which facilitates the alteration of your perception is dependent upon your attention.
If you hammer your finger, Mikah, your attention immediately shall move to your finger, and in response to your attention immediately moving to your finger and your belief in cause and effect, you shall immediately create a throbbing action within your finger and you shall begin experiencing pain, and as you continue moment by moment to hold your attention upon your finger, you shall continue to create these probabilities and perpetuate the throbbing and the pain of the finger.
Now; within a subsequent moment, as you are physically, visually looking at your finger, feeling physically the throbbing and the pain of your finger and experiencing emotions in relation to what you have created with your finger, a vehicle may crash through your window. Your attention shall automatically, immediately turn to the vehicle crashing through your window.
In this, in the experience of turning your attention away from your finger which you have hammered and placing your attention — without moving your physical body, but placing your attention — to the vehicle which has crashed through your window, your finger shall stop throbbing and you shall experience no pain, for your attention is not held with your finger any longer, and the actual actions of what you have created shall stop. They shall cease to be created, for you are not holding your attention upon them, creating them.
You do not create a probability, and subsequently it lingers. This is not how you create your reality.
You create your reality moment by moment within your linear time framework, probability by probability, for the moments in sequence that you experience the throbbing and the pain within your finger, you are continuously re-creating the probability of the throbbing and the pain.
It is not a one-time creation which lingers. It is a continuation of a series of probabilities which are being created moment by moment in succession, which creates the illusion physically of one action creating an ongoing event. This is the action that reinforces your belief in cause and effect, and this is the assessment of your perception, which creates your reality.
As your attention moves, your perception is also altered. In actuality, as you turn your attention to the vehicle which has crashed through your window, you become objectively entirely unaware of the physical presence of your finger, as though it were not within your physical existence any longer.
The point of this hypothetical scenario is to illustrate to you the power and the importance of attention and perception, and your awareness of them in the now.
If you are not allowing yourself objectively the awareness of your attention and your perception in each moment of the now, you also allow yourself to slip into automatic behaviors, which quite like your flying machines, you operate also upon your automatic pilot, and as you are automatically responding and you are creating your action of automatic pilot, you are questioning yourself and each other and myself, in why elements of your reality shall be created without your knowledge and without your permission. What element is it of you that creates your reality in manners that you wish it not to proceed?
And I continue to express to you, YOU are what is creating all of these actions, and you collectively — not merely you yourself individually, but you collectively — hear these words, but you do not assimilate them, and you continue in the familiar expression of the question, “Why are elements created within my reality that I am not choosing to be creating?” But you are!
And the point of this shift is that you become objectively aware of what you are creating by holding your attention within the now, widening your awareness to encompass the reality that you create your reality, and the recognition of the power of your perception, and this allows you objectively the power of choice. You already hold the power of choice, and you already are objectively creating your reality. You are merely not noticing. You are not paying attention, and this is what is altering within this shift in consciousness.
You express that you are not viewing energy movements — expressions of other essences or even myself as being interactive with you — but you are not identifying your OWN energy! How shall you distinguish? (Chuckling)
MIKE: (Laughing, and then sighing) Alright. Anything else?
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha ha ha! And I may express for you that which you shall not express to me: “Shall you continue with your lecture to me any longer, father?” (Mike cracks up) Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! “Very well, very well, I shall continue with my studies, and I shall go on, and I shall trudge through this focus, attempting to be learning the great lessons of wisdom that you are offering to me!” Ha ha ha ha!
I am not offering you lessons of wisdom, my friend. I am merely directing your attention to that which you already hold. (Chuckling)
ELIAS: You may express to your mother, Candace, that you have spoken to the windbag this day! HA HA HA!
MIKE: (Cracking up) Oh boy!
ELIAS: Which bellows quite well, do you not agree? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! (Elias is cracking himself up here!)
MIKE: Speaking of Candace, she has a couple of questions that I will ask for her. One, she has an impression that her father is presently choosing to be disengaging or has set into motion the probability of disengagement, and I think she wants me to ask if she is correct.
ELIAS: Validation of this impression, correct. The individual is not disengaged or disengaging presently, but setting in motion a series of probabilities in this direction, yes.
MIKE: Okay, and is his family and alignment Sumari/Ilda? (Pause)
MIKE: Yes, okay. And one other for her. With her singing focus, she would like or we would like maybe another clue, something like the individual’s nationality or the type of music she sings or the time period of fame or something.
ELIAS: Oh, tsk, tsk, tsk! You are disappointing of myself in this type of questioning! And what shall your participation in your investigation be?
MIKE: (Laughing) Encouragement!
ELIAS: Ha ha ha! Of whom? Myself? Ha ha ha ... ha ha ha ... ha ha ha ha ha ha ha HA! (He’s cracking himself up again!) And what shall Candace’s participation be in the investigation? Where is the investigation if I am offering the information?
Express to Candace quite playfully in my offering that she may be offering an impression of a nationality — my! — or a time framework or ANY of these elements, and she may be offering to me, and I shall be confirming.
Is the definition of exploration to be exploring, or has this altered also within your reality? (Chuckling)
MIKE: (Cracking up) Oh boy!
ELIAS: Is investigation a seeking out of information, or am I misinformed in the definitions of your terminology? Ha ha ha ha!
MIKE: (Laughing) Okay, let me see. I had a couple of questions here. Oh yes, some number questions. Would you be able to tell me how many focuses I share with Paul and Joanne? (Pause)
ELIAS: Numbering with Caroll, four; numbering with Tyl, seven.
MIKE: Seven, okay. Alright, now this one I have to ask. It’s been driving me nuts! And you’re gonna ask me for my own impression, and I’m not going to know what to say. I have this thing with ice cream. I’ve always had this thing with ice cream, since I was little, and I don’t know what it is. I can be sitting around watching somebody eat ice cream, and I can be stuffed, like not be able to stick anything in my mouth, and if the person doesn’t eat the ice cream, I feel like it’s a duty for me to have to eat the ice cream before it melts. There’s always something with ice cream. I have to do something with ice cream before it melts. I feel like I’m on a mission to not let ice cream melt, whether it be finding a freezer to stick it in, or taking it upon myself to eat it, or whatever. (Elias is grinning)
This has to be a focus thing, and the closest thing I can come to is, I overheard a thing on TV of one of these Roman emperors who used to send his men into the mountains to get ice for the ice cream, and he would behead them if the ice was melted by the time the men got down, and I was wondering if it had something to do with that.
ELIAS: (Chuckling) Partially. This is partially an expression of bleed-through, but the reason that you allow this expression of bleed-through is to draw your attention to this action in this focus, and you draw your attention to this particular action, that you may observe your automatic response and your behavior in the expression of control.
MIKE: Control, okay.
ELIAS: Ha ha ha ha! (Mike laughs) And you may continue with your expression of ice cream and saving it from its demise in melting, which moves quite in relation to our discussion this day! (Laughing)
MIKE: Yes, it does! (Elias chuckles) Okay, I have a question about certain lines of probabilities of stuff that I’ve been noticing, so I have impressions. One of them is, is it a more probable thing for Candace to be moving into the general vicinity of where my sister is now residing? And along the same probabilities, would it also be a probability for me NOT to be following? (Pause)
ELIAS: As to the first element of the probabilities with Candace, yes, you are correct. She is creating probabilities presently that lean in this direction.
As to yourself, you are creating probabilities in the middle. I may express to you, in your attempt at your crystal ball question, the crystal ball answer is that presently, within the probabilities that you are creating, you may move either direction.
ELIAS: One element of you pulls in the direction of following with your mother. Another aspect of you pulls in the direction of what you perceive in your definition to be independence.
MIKE: Okay, alright, and then I have one more focus question. I’ve taken a draw or noticed a draw to oriental calligraphy, and I was wondering if I do in fact have a focus somewhere in China or Japan as a scribe. (Pause)
ELIAS: Yes, and I shall also express to you that another focus of yours, of which your mother has inquired of, holds an affinity to this type of physical expression also, and you allow a bleed-through of energy from that focus also.
MIKE: What focus has my mom asked about?
ELIAS: In relation to your philosopher.
MIKE: Oh, Stefan? (Elias chuckles) He liked calligraphy?
MIKE: Interesting! Okay, that opens up another question that I didn’t write down. I don’t know how to ask this without getting another lecture, but I’m just gonna try to ask it the best I can!
ELIAS: HA! (Big grin!)
MIKE: I’ve been reading these transcripts that have been coming up along the lines of belief systems of reincarnation, and projecting aspects of the focus consciousness from nonphysical areas back into physical areas, and how it’s all simultaneous and stuff. But my question is, is this focus ... was it, in a sense, a projection of that focus of Stefan? (Pause)
ELIAS: This focus presently?
MIKE: His focus presently?
ELIAS: I am inquiring of you. Your inquiry is projected in the direction of this present focus?
MIKE: Of me, yes.
ELIAS: As a projection of that focus?
MIKE: Yes. (Pause)
ELIAS: Not entirely, although I acknowledge to you that you are moving in a direction that is opening a door to your awareness of the movements of focuses of essence.
No, you are not directly a projection of that focus. Therefore, in a concise response, I shall express negative. But I shall also express that this is not an absolute. There are other elements within the answer to this question, of which we shall explore futurely.
MIKE: Futurely. So you’re saying not now.
MIKE: Alright. Okay, I think that’s about it ... oh yeah. Have you had an opportunity to discuss or elaborate on the subject matter that you discussed with Rodney/Zacharie concerning the direct/indirect interactions with nonphysical energy? Have you had a chance to elaborate on that? (Pause)
ELIAS: Partially, although I shall be continuing in this subject matter futurely also.
MIKE: Okay, alright. I think that’s about it. I’m flipping through my questions....
ELIAS: Ha ha!
MIKE: Oh, one more — I found one. I don’t know where this came from, but a couple individuals that I’ve had interaction with have talked about this pyramid focus thing, and someone was asking or thought or whatever that there’s a sixth pyramid point to this pyramid focus thing among the forum. I was wondering, is there a sixth pyramid point?
ELIAS: No! I have already offered this response previously, and I shall reiterate, NO.
MIKE: No! Okay, alright. (Elias chuckles)
ELIAS: I am aware of the impressions — or the interpretations of impressions — that are prompting this subject matter and the inquiries, and I shall express to you, in your future communications concerning this subject matter, you may also be offering:
There is validation that I offer in relation to the impressions that are being accessed, but the impressions are also being translated and misinterpreted, and this is how you have been presented with the idea of the sixth point of the pyramid, which once again I express to you, NO.
ELIAS: (Chuckling) And you may express to Smith also again, NO! Ha ha ha ha ha!
MIKE: I do believe that is it for this day, and I shall say thank you once again, and everything else that goes along with that.
ELIAS: Very well. I offer to you an energy expression from myself in encouragement and affection, and I shall be offering energy to you to be reminding you in your noticing of what we have been discussing this day, for this shall be quite beneficial to you. I offer to you, in great lovingness, Mikah, and affection in friendship, au revoir.
MIKE: Thank you.
Elias departs at 1:44 PM.
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