The following information was delivered by a essence/spirit personality known as Elias, who is no longer living but who delivers the information via an energy exchange with a woman named Mary Ennis, or what is more commonly known as ‘channeling’. For a more in depth explanation please return to my home page by clicking on the HOME button at top of this page.


BELIEF SYSTEMS for Beginner's  

'I have expressed over and over again, you shall not be eliminating your belief systems!  This dimension that you have created within a physical focus is based in your belief systems.  It is an intricate element of your physical manifestation within this particular dimension.  It has been created purposefully.  If you are eliminating of your belief systems, you are also eliminating of this particular physical dimension expression!  Therefore, this is not the point.


Your belief systems within themselves are not bad or good.  They merely are.  They are your own explanations.  They are influencing of your perception, and your perception is your tool that you use to be creating of your reality within this dimension'. Elias: #331

Elias arrives at 6:05 PM. (Arrival time was about three minutes)

ELIAS: Good evening! (Looking around at everybody) We will welcome Mattie. (Smiling at Elizabeth) We have been waiting! I am pleased that you have made your choice. (Pause, looking around) John is absent? (Referring to Laszlo, and we all nod) This is acceptable.

We will begin a focus of beliefs. We were speaking of weight in our last meeting. This subject has much to do with your belief systems.

Your beliefs are all-encompassing. Your beliefs are also, in this focus, acquired. They are not part of your essence. We will attempt to clarify some issues concerning your beliefs.

Beliefs are, in some ways, very much like colors. You look at your heavens and see the color blue. These heavens are of a great expanse. In this same way, you may incorporate large belief systems. They may be in regards to governments. They may be in regards to nature and your planet. This would be a very simple comparison to the size of your sky, remembering that it is only blue because you have created this color and choose to make your sky blue. In this same manner, you have small beliefs, such as which color clothing you believe looks well on you. This, in being a smaller belief, could be compared to the blue of a small flower on your planet.

I give you these comparisons to show how important your beliefs are. They color your entire life! Everything in your life revolves around your beliefs. I can not stress enough times, you create your reality! This sentence is to be underlined completely. I will repeat this to you all many times. This is because it is of utmost importance for your understanding. The most important thing involved with your creating of your reality is your beliefs. As your blood circulates throughout your entire body, keeping the physical focus alive, so also your beliefs motivate everything in your life.

Once again, your beliefs govern everything. If you fear connections with your essence, you will create physical situations to encircle you. This gives you a feeling of safety. The more you “box yourself into” a small space of beliefs, the safer you think you are. This is incorrect! Your essence will always be true to you. There is no harmfulness in it.

If I am moving too quickly, please interject. (We all laugh as we furiously scribble, trying to write down every word)

I cannot stress the expanse that your beliefs encompass; from what you eat, to how big you believe your feet should be, (laughter) to how disconnected your body is from nature; which is not true, but you do believe this; to your conception of your universe, to your beliefs of ... not God, but our Creating Universal One And Whole. These things, I understand, are very difficult for you. In your beliefs of non-physical things, you have many. Many of these beliefs are incorrect. Therefore, they create fear or discomfort. If you truly can incorporate your beliefs in harmony with your essence, you will eliminate many problems.

In addressing issues of a non-physical nature: You feel disconnected from other essences when they choose to develop further in their lifetime. This is not so. They are connected to you, always. They are not separated from you. You only do not see them physically anymore. In understanding individual essences and their choices, all essences make choices; when to physically end a focus, and when to begin another. This, if your beliefs are in line with your essence, should not cause this discomfort for you.

You do not look at a lion when it chooses to annihilate an antelope. The antelope’s existence is no longer focused with its herd, but this is natural and acceptable to you; but when you view others of your own species, this is not acceptable. This is inconsistent. This is a misunderstanding in your beliefs of nature. You move through nature as easily and as connected as the lion. We will spend much time speaking of beliefs in this regard. Misunderstandings and incorrect beliefs create all of your conflict, and confusion, and pain. #7

ELIAS: At our last meeting, we were focusing on the subject of your beliefs. This is of extreme importance. We will be addressing this continuing subject now. There was some confusion as to some concepts. First, we will address the subject of how intricate your beliefs are to each of you. Also, we will address how your beliefs are not always recognized by your individual selves.

You have a basic belief in the duplicity of your physical selves. This is incorrect. You have created a division of your physical focus and your essence for a purpose. This does not incorporate any deceitfulness of nature. It is only a separation and a misunderstanding in your focus. You have created this with the purpose of experiencing in your physical focus. I have explained that you have created this existence for its experience. This is its only purpose. You disconnect yourselves so far from your essence that you forget what you really possess!

You are all a part of nature. This is a difficult concept for you. In this focus, you see yourselves as separate beings, from each other and from nature. This is incorrect. You have created nature, and are a part of it. I will attempt to give you a small example.

Imagine yourself in a field, sitting in green grass. In front of you is a single flower. You do not separate this flower, in its present state, from nature. Now, imagine you, on earth; this flower, you deposit it into a small pot. Do you now disconnect the flower with nature? No, you do not. Does the flower see itself differently, now that it is not connected directly with the earth? No, it does not. It sees its stem and leaves and flower head as the same. It does not differentiate. It does not disconnect from nature.

You also are a part of nature. You view yourselves as disconnected, though. Your feet are not planted into the earth; therefore you view yourselves as separate from it. This is incorrect. A fragment of your essence is focused in a physical reality, but other parts or fragments are focused in nature in other areas. Part of your collective focus spins your planets. Part of your collective essences create your weather, and your tides, and the growing of all things. You do not see these parts of your essence, so you do not believe they exist.

There was a reason you have created this separation of essence and physical focus originally. It is difficult to truly experience anything if you have prior knowledge of it. In your essence state, you have knowledge of all these things, obviously because you have created them! In order to experience in a physical focus, you chose to forget your essence. This, for a “time”, in your terms, (smiling, and we all laugh) served its purpose. It allowed you to experience in all full measure of a physical focus. Many individuals are still quite focused in this situation.

You all assembled here have come to a point where this is not completely necessary. You are completing your circles, as I have stated before. This does not mean you will end your physical focus! It merely means you will experience a fuller focus, if you wish. (Pause)


You have the ability to experience physical things, and simultaneously be aware of things of your essence. I have stated before that the only division between your essence and this fragmented focus of it is your fear, at this point.

We will also speak in regards to your beliefs; how insidious they may be, and also how you individually, in every day of your lives, reinforce your divisions. In your own simple language, continuously, you invalidate yourselves! In doing this, you reinforce an unnecessary division. When you speak with each other, you apologize for your feelings! (Laughter) You qualify your statements to one another. You feel an unworthiness of self. This is incorrect. The only purpose this serves is to create confusion and discomfort within yourself.

Many things in your physical focus are automatically and artfully controlled by your essence. Your physical bodies, I have explained, are direct expressions of your essence. These bodies are not, underline not, only vessels, as you refer to them! They are a creative, artful expression of your essence. It has the ability to create the functioning of every movement, of every cell, of every particle of your bodies.

When you are sitting in a room, and suddenly have an urge to move to another room of your house, you have a thought that motivates you. You do not think of all of the engineering factors that contribute to the accomplishment of this small act. You do not think of how you are breathing, or how your blood circulates. You do not consider, first, each movement of each muscle to move your body. Your body, nonetheless, moves! Every living cell and particle contained in it is connected, and in communication with your essence. This is where it receives its direction.

Your scientists, even now in your great technological age, do not understand the genius workings of your brains. Every molecule of your physical expression is a conscious work of art. In this way, you are not divorced from your essence. You simply do not remember your connection.

In another sense, you believe yourselves to be separate and disconnected from the universe. You see yourselves as a “being” walking around, not as a gas cloud floating through space. This cloud is no more connected with the universe than yourself. It is also no less connected.

In words and philosophy, you accept concepts of believing you are connected to what you term God, but in reality, you do not believe this connection. You feel you have learned and studied much. Therefore, you believe yourselves to be “enlightened”. You see yourselves, in conceptual terms, as being creators, and part of The Creating Universal One And Whole. In reality, unlike your concepts, you do not believe this to be true! You demonstrate this continuously. How can you believe yourselves to be connected with such an immense concept, when you cannot even connect yourselves to yourselves? (Laughter) You do not even connect with your own essence! You do not acknowledge connections, even in your own physical focus!

Your emotions are an integral part of your physical focus. They are also a direct expression, through this physical focus, of your essence. You disconnect yourselves from such basic elements as even your emotions! You do not trust them. Therefore, you “turn them off”, (laughter) and do not allow yourselves to feel them. You do not trust your own physical thoughts. Therefore, you “turn them off” also! If you cannot connect with your physical expressed focus, how can you expect to truly believe in anything greater?

This is what we will focus on together. I have expressed to you that your essence will not harm you, if you trust it. There is no evil or negative in it. It is part of The Creating Universal One And Whole. You are part of this. In this respect, there is no thing to fear from it.

I understand these are difficult issues with you all. In our speaking with you, you may conceptually and intellectually accept what I may say to you. Applying these concepts in your reality is quite different! (Pause, smiling)

We have been aware of uncomfortable emotions experienced recently. In this, we will direct a brief message to you.

Emotions or feelings are an expression of your essence. They are an experience. You create them more difficultly than is necessary. You confuse yourselves. Your intellect was created to interpret outside stimulation. It has been created to help in your understanding of your experiences and creations. It was not created to evaluate other functions that are basic to your essence. Your feelings are basic to your essence. Where you create conflict and unnecessary discomfort is when you allow the intellect to interfere with natural processes of impulses and emotion. You take two basic elements of your essence, and pit them at odds with each other. In doing this, you create confusion and conflict. Your emotions are there for a purpose. You are a social species. Your emotions are your connections. Because you allow your intellect to question them and interfere with them, you create much pain within yourselves. This is unnecessary.


I have also stated that understanding is very important; not only understanding of your own selves, but of all who interact with you. But first, you must focus on yourselves. You can not connect with another, truly, until you connect with yourselves. (Long pause, during which Elias takes a drink)

We will discontinue for a moment, to interact with any questions of this present focus. (Another long pause) You are all of tremendous understanding! (We all crack up)

Elias departs at 9:05 PM. #8

© 1995 Mary Ennis/Vicki Pendley, All Rights Reserved.

Back in one of the earlier sessions Elias gave us an analogy of a bird cage representing a belief system and all the birds inside the cage being the aspects of that belief system.

BOBBI: I have a question on belief systems. Is there a difference between aspects of belief systems and maybe the one, big belief system? I think I look at individual issues as separate belief systems, and perhaps they’re aspects of another one.

ELIAS: Correct.

BOBBI: So in letting go of those aspects ... I guess I’m concentrating on accepting those aspects, thinking they’re belief systems, but in actuality, I would be letting go of those, hopefully working back to....

ELIAS: This be the reason that I have offered the analogy of the bird cage, for the cage itself is the representation of the belief system, an element that is neutral within itself, merely what you may term to be an object which holds no quality within itself but is a thing within itself. But the birds that are contained within the cage are the aspects of the belief system, and THESE are quite alive and moving and fluttering and demanding, and they ARE requiring of your attention! You shall not pay very close attention to the cage, but you shall pay very much attention to the birds within the cage!

CATH: Do we have more than one cage?


VICKI: There’s not very many though, huh.

ELIAS: Not as very many as you think, but there are many more birds within these cages than you think!

BOBBI: So in acceptance, that’s accepting the bird cage, not the birds that are aspects? Is that correct?

ELIAS: No. The cage you are already within acceptance of. The birds you are NOT accepting of! Within your acceptance of these birds, you are opening the door to the cage and you are allowing the birds to fly free and empty the cage, and as the cage is empty, it holds no power, for it holds no more motion, and you may place the cage wherever you choose. You may manipulate the cage in whichever area you choose, but you need not tend to the cage, for it in itself does not demand of you. The birds demand of you!

CATH: What if we enjoy the birds? You said something about losing the power. What if we accept that as part of our artistic creation?

ELIAS: And you DO, and you place a judgment upon this and you express that it is good, and where you place a judgment that these birds are good, you automatically – within this physical dimension – also place a judgment upon other expressions and other birds that are bad, and you lend energy to the very elements that you wish not to lend energy.

CATH: Going back more to the thing where you said, “If we didn’t have beliefs, we wouldn’t be manifesting in this dimension.” So we need beliefs, right?

ELIAS: Quite, but you need not hold judgments upon the beliefs. You shall continue to hold the cages, and you may manipulate the cages and you may reform the cages. You may melt the metal of the cages and you may reform these cages into new cages if you are so choosing, or you may divide these cages and be creating of many more cages, but the cages themselves are neutral. They are merely tools in your creating within your reality.

CATH: Where do emotions come into this? Where are they in relation to the birds and the cages? Which comes first, the birds or the emotions?

ELIAS: (Chuckling) The birds or the eggs? (Laughter)

Emotions are not belief systems. Emotions are an element of your expression that you have chosen to be the method, so to speak, of your expression within this particular physical dimension. This is not to say that other physical dimensions do not incorporate emotion, for some do, but within this particular dimension, it is one of the base elements of your creation of expression.

In this, the emotion exists regardless of the belief system. The experience of emotion is created and exists and is expressed with or without the belief systems, but you are incorporating belief systems into this particular dimension. Therefore, it is not necessarily a question of which you have created first, for you create them together, but they are functioning differently. The belief systems are influencing of your emotions, but emotion is a translation of a tone quality of essence. It is a translation into a physical dimension for the reason of physical experience. Belief systems are not an aspect of essence. They are a creation, a tool to be manipulating perceptions within physical dimensions that influence and create your reality.

CATH: Thank you.

ELIAS: You are quite welcome. #331

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