Elias, no longer living, delivers this information via an energy exchange with a woman named Mary Ennis. For a full explanation on, 'Who Is Elias,' click on the 'HOME' button at the top of this page. Click on any of the titles below to read the transcript.
“Energy Is a Magnet”
Saturday, March 17, 2007 (Group/Castaic, California)
(Elias’ arrival time is 25 seconds.)
ELIAS: Good afternoon!
GROUP: Good afternoon!
ELIAS: This day, we shall be discussing “whys,” how energy operates, and importance — and the importance of importance! We will begin with “whys,” for as I am aware and as you are aware, this is your favorite question. (Laughter) Why, why, why! And as I have attempted for an extended time framework to alter the “why” into a “what,” you continue to hold to the “whys.” Therefore, we will be exploring the “why” question.
When you create some experience that you do not like or that you do not want, your first question is why: why did I create that, why am I creating this. Your second question is “If I created this, was what I wanted actually what I wanted? Perhaps what I wanted I merely thought I wanted, but I must not have wanted it, for I did not create it.” And you begin the convolution in questioning with the why.
In that, you turn that why upon yourselves. For many of you have been privy to the information that I have offered for an extended time framework, and what you have done in the incorporation of that is to generate some areas of black and white — Elias expressed this, therefore it is absolutely correct and it absolutely means one thing. Not necessarily! But this is the way that you process.
In that, you generate the reverse of what you generated previously. Previously, your initial response to experiences that you do not like was to blame some element outside of yourself. As you incorporate this information more and more, now you do the reverse. “It must not be any element outside of myself that is occurring. Therefore, I am creating all of my reality” — which you are! — “and if I am creating all of my reality, I am creating this experience and there is no involvement from any other individual or any other circumstance. It is all myself, and I must be not understanding or stuck or extremely thick, for I am creating precisely what I do not want to create. But I must not want what I think I want, for I did not create it. Therefore, I am entirely confused! For I now do not know what I actually want, for I am obviously not creating it.”
Understand that many times you DO know what you want, but you do not necessarily create that. I have been addressing to this very scenario for an extended time framework, but I am aware that perhaps the manner in which I have addressed to this and offered explanations may be an expression that you do not entirely assimilate accurately. Therefore, we will engage a different approach.
Now; that moves us to how energy operates. Let me express to you once again, thought does not create your reality, but it does translate and it is an important factor in your reality. Although it can malfunction and convolute you and even generate other malfunctions within you, it can and many times does generally accurately translate information that you offer to it. Therefore, it is a factor in how you create. It is not creating your reality, but it is a factor in how you create. Also, what you do is a factor, and what your associations are.
Now; let me also clarify. Associations many times are expressed in feelings. Therefore, the coupling of the feelings, which are the associations that you generate with any subject, and the thought process that you generate with the feelings, and what you are actually doing are the factors that influence perception, which thusly creates your reality.
In this, what I shall present to you in keeping with your present holiday celebration, we shall view your energy as a leprechaun.
Now; you all know that leprechauns are magic and they can grant wishes.
Now; your energy is your own leprechaun. But your leprechaun does not distinguish between good or bad; it merely grants your wish in whatever you are expressing. It makes no association of whether what you are expressing is good or bad or comfortable or uncomfortable. Therefore, if you are generating actions, the doing, and feelings, the associations, and thinking, the thought mechanism, in a direction of “not enough” in association with any manifestation, it matters not - it may be “not enough” in some expression as large, in your perception, as money; it may be “not enough” in some expression within your association as small as not enough bread. It matters not what the subject is - it is the “not enough” that you are expressing.
In that, you are expressing to your leprechaun a statement, and your leprechaun is responding and expressing to you, “Very well, you have it.” And it will give you precisely what you have expressed. Whether you like it or you do not like it matters not to your leprechaun. You have put forth a request and it has answered precisely in conjunction with your request. This is the simplicity of energy. What the difficulty of energy is is recognizing it and paying attention to it.
As an example, you may be generating a very consistent concentration upon lack, but the only area you will pay attention to that may be money. You are expressing lack in action and in association continuously, but you may not engage the identification of that or the noticing of that within your thought process.
You may approach your refrigerator, and in a moment, as you gaze into your refrigerator, you may notice that you incorporate very little juice. You will immediately express and generate an association: I have not enough juice. You may not THINK that, but the association will be expressed; the energy will be expressed. Your immediate thought will be “I must incorporate a trip to my shop to buy more juice,” and you will offer that no more thought. The moment is gone; the noticing is nil. You are not aware of the energy that you have expressed outwardly.
You may encounter fueling your vehicle, and as you offer to pay the attendant, you may notice you have not enough money. Perhaps you may be one of your dollars shy of what the bill is. You will immediately express that lack and that association. You will also immediately discover a manner in which you can rectify the situation and you will drive on. You will not notice what energy you expressed, and you will offer it little thought — other than to be embarrassed, which is another action of lack. For now you are lacking your own confidence and your own expression of value, for you are devaluing yourself, and you will incorporate a discounting of yourself or a frustration or generate anger with yourself that you created that situation in which you became embarrassed. That will compound that outputting of lack.
Every action in every moment within your reality, you are projecting energy. There is not one moment within your reality that you are not outputting energy, and that energy that you are outputting precisely draws to you the same. You automatically draw the same energy that you project.
You can all visualize in this moment. Close your eyes. Visualize your body, standing. Extending from your body is a shockwave of energy that is moving outward in the thrust, the intensity and the distance of a nuclear explosion in this moment. That is how powerful your energy is. The power of that energy, as it creates that shockwave that extends outwardly, generates an action as a magnet, the most powerful magnet that you can imagine. That magnet will pull to it any expression that matches what you are projecting. It will intentionally seek out any expression, any manifestation that matches the energy that is being expressed.
I have expressed many times, objective imagery is very abstract. Therefore, in relation to one form of energy, you can draw thousands of different types of imagery to yourself that will all be associated with that one type of energy.
When an individual expresses, “Why did I do this? Why did I create this?” the manner in which you answer that question is to evaluate what you are doing, what have you been doing: what have you been physically doing and engaging, but also what are you doing inwardly, what associations are you generating.
An individual may notice that they generate this concentration upon not enough money. I am incorporating this particular example, for many, many, many individuals concern themselves with money. It matters not how often I express to you that money is one of the easiest manifestations that you generate; most of you continue to not believe that.
Therefore, let us say that you notice that you are concentrating upon not enough money, and you decide that you will counter this. You choose to begin generating affirmations to alter your thinking. Therefore, you choose an affirmation, perhaps “I will be generating abundance; I am worthy of money; I want to create wealth.” You express this affirmation day after day after day, and you generate no difference in your reality and you become frustrated. Perhaps you reinforce yourself and express to yourself, “Perhaps I have not generated the affirmations long enough, or I am not generating them enough times within my day.” Now you are expressing the affirmations twenty times within your day, you are incorporating this action for a month, and you do not view any alteration in your reality. Why?
That is merely one action that you are doing. You may be saying words, but what are those words associated with? Are they present? No. Do you FEEL them? Do you KNOW that, within yourself? Are you generating actions that express that knowing that you already are creating that? No. You are concentrating upon you have not enough milk, you have not enough time, you have not enough energy, you have not enough of what you want in your relationship, you do not have a relationship, or you do not have enough control of your situations or your circumstances. But you are not paying attention to any of these expressions and noticing any of these expressions of lack.
You are concentrating upon your affirmations and continuing to express, “Why am I not creating this?” You are not creating this for your energy is not moving in that direction. It is moving in the direction of your leprechaun expressing, “Oh, you want ‘not enough’? You have it! You express ‘not enough’ continuously — you may have it!”
You surprise yourself in moments when you do generate creating some expression that you want and you express “why” again. Why did I accomplish with that, but I cannot accomplish in another direction? Why did you accomplish in one direction? For you were not questioning. You were trusting — which I am quite aware that most of you continue to not understand THAT word — but trusting is not questioning. It is the lack of doubt. At times, you quite definitely express a lack of doubt and a knowing and no question as to what you are doing, and you accomplish it. And it is, in actuality, very easy!
In actuality, it is easier to generate what you want than it is to not, for when you are not generating what you want, you are continuously opposing yourself and you are projecting energy continuously in TRYING. Trying does not accomplish. It is not a matter of trying; it is a matter of doing. It is a matter of taking a step. Regardless of how that step appears to you,
generating the step and expressing within you the knowing not that you WILL accomplish, but that you ARE accomplishing.
Generally speaking, other than your occasional surprises, the manner in which you function in the operation of energy is through processes. This is the reason that it is important to pay attention to processes and what you are doing in the now, being present with yourselves. Each action that you incorporate within a process is an action that is creating already what you want, and each action that you generate creates branches, unforeseen branches, branches that are springing from your newly growing tree. Therefore, you are unaware of how those branches will form, but if you are paying attention to the process of their formation, you can manipulate their form. In that, there become little or no left turns in your direction that you are left asking “why” again, for you can anticipate. You know your direction and you are not questioning it.
Another factor in this is importance, which I have been discussing with some individuals. You will pay attention to what becomes important to you, regardless of what it is. If there is some expression within your reality that you dislike, you will pay attention to it, for the dislike becomes important. Therefore, you continue to pay attention to it.
The more energy you offer in a particular direction, the more you create that. Therefore, it is significant to recognize what you are expressing as important. “I am incorporating a headache. I dislike this headache; this is important. It is important, for I wish the headache to dissipate and disappear; therefore, my dislike of the headache is important.” The more the headache continues, the more important that dislike becomes, and you concentrate.
What is encouraging in all of this doom is that within any moment you can alter that shockwave of energy. You can alter the direction of that shockwave. The manner in which you do that is paying attention and aligning what you are feeling, your association; what you are thinking, your translation; and what you are doing in conjunction with your intention.
One method that you can effectively incorporate is to generate a visualization momentarily. Rather than merely thinking or expressing “I want this,” generate a visualization in which you have that, you are actually engaging it.
“I want a bicycle.” Allow yourself to momentarily generate a brief visualization in which you are actually touching the bicycle, riding the bicycle, engaging it, and in that, you are traveling in some area that you would enjoy riding the bicycle. FEEL yourself upon the bicycle, KNOW that it is yours already. Even if the bicycle does not magically materialize before you within that moment, know that you already possess it. Therefore, it is not to be acquired. In that, continue to pay attention to your process, what you are actually doing. This is significant, for regardless of whether what you are doing seems to be associated with a bicycle or not, all that you do is interconnected.
Therefore, as you are generating the action of creating a sandwich and you are expressing to yourself frustration for you are not incorporating enough roast beef to be satisfying with your sandwich, that is associated with that bicycle. The imagery may be entirely different, but that energy is expressing an energy to prevent you from materializing that bicycle.
In the moment that you notice that you have not enough pieces of roast beef for your sandwich, rather than merely expressing that shockwave, notice what you expressed. You can alter that in that moment, and you can express, “This is enough; this is satisfactory.” And allow yourself to enjoy it — not generating the consumption of the sandwich and throughout that consumption expressing, “This sandwich is horrible! I knew there was not enough roast beef and now all I taste is the bread, for there is no flavor in this sandwich for there is not enough roast beef.” That is one of those shockwaves that has created an obstacle and a barrier for your bicycle.
But if you are allowing yourself to relax, appreciate that you generated the action of creating a sandwich for yourself and expressing in acknowledgment, “This is my sandwich and I shall enjoy its flavors,” regardless that there was not enough roast beef, your shockwave changes, and it influences that manifestation of that bicycle in your process.
In actuality, the principles of creating your reality are quite simple. As much as you enjoy complicating them, they are actually quite simple. It is merely a matter of genuinely noticing and paying attention to what you are doing. For as in the example of the affirmations, I expressed the example of doing in the reverse to the affirmations, but in addition to that, the individual may be expressing the affirmations but also may be worrying in relation to bills or may be worrying in relation to income. Therefore, the affirmations are nullified.
In this, I will express to you to incorporate moments within our break to be contemplating this action of this shockwave and what you do, for when we return I shall be inquiring of you what your lacks are, what your whys are in relation to what you do that you do not understand and that you ask “why did I do this.”
We shall break!
(Elias departs after 41 minutes; the break is 42 minutes.)
ELIAS: Continuing! And which one of you shall volunteer first?
RODNEY: This is Rodney. This happens to me frequently, especially at gatherings. I notice that I want to be with more than one person at a time. But one person or another person who’s indicated that they want to be with me is not with me, because I’m talking with someone else. So I’m projecting an energy of being ineffective in creating the social intercourse that I want to with all of the people that I want to. And this is exactly what you’re talking about, first noticing it and then shifting my attention. I went to the place of just be okay with yourself and not concern yourself with what other people might be thinking, because I know I want to be with them, but I can’t be in two places physically. I think that’s an example of what you are talking about.
ELIAS: Partially, yes. In this scenario, you can incorporate different actions in which, as an example, if you are engaging in interaction with one individual and another individual approaches that you also want to engage, but you do not want to interrupt the individual that you are participating with, you can invite the other individual to join you. You naturally take turns in conversations. Therefore, the third individual, or fourth or fifth, will await their turn. You can also include the other individuals in the interaction and allow them the opportunity to participate, regardless that they have not been interacting from the onset of your conversation. It is not necessary to engage a lengthy explanation as to what has already transpired, but to allow the individuals to participate in whatever moment they are entering into the interaction.
Or you can allow yourself to relax, know that your intention is to interact with many individuals, and you will engage however many you feel comfortable with in a particular time framework and not be discounting yourself that you have not accomplished connecting with all the individuals, for you HAVE accomplished connecting. You may not have accomplished engaging in physical interaction, in conversation, with all of the individuals, but you have accomplished engaging in interaction in energy and connection.
RODNEY: Where I went was this engagement is enough, and I attempted to direct my attention to the feeling of having enough.
ELIAS: Yes, that is the point, yes, of not pushing yourself and therefore generating an energy of anxiety, but recognizing that what you are engaging now is satisfactory and acknowledging that within yourself, therefore moving your attention away from the anticipation of what may or may not occur within the next moment. Yes, this would be an example.
RODNEY: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.
JIM P: Hello, Elias.
ELIAS: Welcome, my friend!
JIM P: In my continuing saga, which you’re well aware of, working with my horses and creatures, presently I see a lack of confidence and a feeling that I need more knowledge. I need more expertise in an area of not trusting what I already know in helping one particular horse deliver herself of her creation. I’ve gotten a lot of information here, a lot of insight from what you’re saying about how to once again shift into what I need to project, what I’m projecting myself and what she’s projecting to me, that mirror image of what we need to do about it.
ELIAS: Correct, and in a situation such as this, it is significant to be aware of the energy of what you are interacting with. You are not always interacting with another individual. You may be interacting with a creature.
This is a significant point, for creatures are very similar to your leprechauns, for creatures do not incorporate the beliefs that you do. Therefore, their language is different and they respond to energy immediately. They are eternally present; they are always in the now. In that, they reflect energy very well. They are experts at reflecting energy. For they are very similar to your leprechaun, as they don’t incorporate beliefs. They express no judgment in relation to the energy that you are projecting. If you are projecting an energy of concern, they will receive that energy and express very similarly to your leprechaun: “Oh, you want concern? You may have a reason for it.” They do not distinguish that this is good or bad. They are responding to what you are projecting.
Now; let me also express that creatures also do create their reality and generate their own choices. They are not merely manifestations of reflections of you; although, as I have expressed, they do that very well. But they also generate their own choices, and therefore they can create their own manifestations in relation to their own choices.
In interaction with a creature, it is very beneficial to be aware of the creature’s energy. Let me express to you, viewing energy is very easy. Any individual can view energy physically. You can visually see energy; it surrounds all things. But things that you term to be living, it surrounds more intensely and it surrounds in a larger area. Therefore, it is easier to see. It is merely a matter of practice, initially defocusing your vision slightly and allowing yourself to actually see the energy field. In like manner to humans, if a creature is creating some type of manifestation physically, you can visually see that in their energy field.
Generally speaking, the energy field of a creature, regardless of what type of creature it is, will appear to be pink, for they do not incorporate different associations as humans do with the different energy centers. Therefore, there is little to no fluctuation of color in the energy field of a creature. Whereas, with a human, there can be a considerable fluctuation of color, dependent upon which energy center is being expressed the strongest. There are multiple colors within the energy field of a human.
In humans and creatures, within their energy field if there is a physical manifestation being generated, there will appear to be a darker area in the energy field that you can actually see, and the extension of the energy field in that area that is darker will be recessed. It will not appear uniform with the rest of the energy center. This occurs in humans also, and in actuality, to a degree this occurs in plants, this indentation of energy in the precise area in which the creature is generating a manifestation.
But what may be interesting in relation to energy fields is that if you are allowing yourself to visually see them, you can see your own energy approach another manifestation’s energy, whether it be another human or a creature. If the human or the creature is not willing to accept your energy, your energy will stop and it will not penetrate the other energy. If it is willing to receive, your energy will naturally merge and penetrate and mingle with the other energy.
In this, it is important once again to remind yourself of motivation, expectations, and in this, recognizing and accepting the choice of another individual or of a creature, and to recognize the difference between a reflection and their own choice. For they are such good reflectors, at times that may be somewhat confusing. But if you are paying attention to you, what you are doing, the associations that you are generating and the shockwave that you are projecting, you will generate the ability to distinguish between the choice of the creature or whether it is a reflection of you.
JIM P: Elias, that was great, thank you. So when I look at this mass that she has and I say, “Gee, that looks nasty,” I’m feeding that. So the next time I look at it, it really looks bad.
JIM P: So she’s going, “Oh, it looks bad? Okay, well, how’s this?”
ELIAS: Yes, precisely.
JIM P: With her, is this more of a co-agreement with her that she’s manifesting this, or is this more of a reflection on my part that she’s assisting?
JIM P: Thank you so much.
ELIAS: You are very welcome, my friend.
ANGELA: Hello, thank you for being here today. I’m Angela.
ANGELA: My first question is a simple one. I’d like you to tell me what my essence name is.
ELIAS: Essence name, Kyule, K-Y-U-L-E (KYE yool).
ANGELA: Thank you!
ELIAS: You are welcome.
ANGELA: I’m looking for some guidance on how to master the moment that occurs at the revelation of a creation that is, in my perception at that moment, not a healthy creation for me, the moment that occurs between action and reaction. I would like to be able to elongate that moment so that I stop myself from reacting to that creation, as in what you were discussing earlier — why did I do that, why did I create that that, I didn’t want it. I would like the moment to be about the observation of the gift of that creation, but sometimes I find that moment is so fleeting, or it comes to me later, a second later, weeks later. I feel my movement would be much more fluid in my creations if I could control that instant in my mind, and it seems fleeting.
ELIAS: This question incorporates a two-fold response. First of all, this occurs with all of you, in which you may present some experience or some information to yourself that you will understand in a later time framework. You automatically move into this direction of “if I only knew” or “I wish I had known in that moment what I understand now.” I have expressed from the onset of this forum, you all create perfectly in every moment.
Now; what is meant by that is that in each moment you incorporate a certain volume of information and a certain volume of experiences. In one moment, you may respond to a particular situation given the experience and the information that you have in that moment. That moment may be serving you to generate a new experience to offer you new information. Therefore, the experience itself is a part of the offering of information and new experience. Therefore, it is not to be discounted. For even if it is an uncomfortable experience, it is one that is providing an avenue for new information that you will offer to yourself.
That is one factor, to be recognizing that regardless whether your experience is good or bad in a moment, it is purposeful in that moment, for it is offering you an avenue for new information and new experiences. This is the element of association, the feeling: “I am generating this experience now; it is uncomfortable. I do not like it. I am generating this reaction; I do not like that. Why am I doing this?” Replacing the “why am I doing this” with the association or the feeling is an avenue. “There is a reason. I may not be aware yet of what the reason is that I am creating this, but there is a reason, and it is a new open door for me to generate new information and new experiences.”
The second factor in this question is you can generate more of a time framework in those moments in which you may be generating some action that you do not like, in allowing yourself to pause. Momentarily pause and evaluate what are you doing and what is the motivation. The motivation is important; CREATE the motivation to be important.
In this, you will respond to yourself differently. Generally speaking, reaction is an immediate action; it is an immediate response. If you allow yourself to pause, you can evaluate more clearly what you are actually doing in that moment and whether a response is warranted or not, for many times a response is not necessarily warranted. It is merely familiar and automatic. In that action, you stop the automatic response and you may actually evaluate that the automatic response is the one that you want to choose, and you are choosing it intentionally rather than reacting.
If you are aware of what you are feeling and thinking — which many times in association with reaction you are not; you are merely expressing. You are not generating forethought; you are not paying attention to what you are actually feeling. You are paying attention to the most predominant feeling but not what is motivating it, as in a situation in which another individual may approach you and insult you. You may feel distressed, you may feel angry, or you may feel hurt. Those are the obvious feelings, but you are not evaluating what motivated that, why are you feeling that. Use your “why” question in a more constructive manner, to offer yourself actual answers rather than more questions.
In this, you can evaluate. “The other individual insulted me.” What created the response within you? It was not the other individual; it was your own doubt of yourself. If you pause and allow yourself to evaluate, you can actually express within yourself, “A response is not necessary. I do not agree with this individual’s insult. This is THEIR perception. I received it as an insult, for I am generating the allowance of myself to be threatened, for I am doubting within myself and not comfortable with myself.”
If you are comfortable with yourself and satisfied with yourself, the perception of another individual may be very different from your perception of yourself, but it will not threaten your perception. You will recognize your perception as being equally as valid and that it is not necessary for your perceptions to agree. The other individual’s perception is valid also, and how they view you is how they view you. It may not be the manner in which you view yourself, and your perception is not invalidated by their difference unless YOU invalidate it — unless you accept that difference, assume it yourself, and question yourself and discount yourself. In this, you can accept the other individual’s perception and not agree but also not defend, for it is not necessary to defend if you are comfortable and confident within your own perception of yourself, knowing that it does not diminish you.
The reason that the differences threaten individuals is that your perception of yourself is very tied to your identity, who you are. Any expression that threatens your identity you will automatically defend. But defense is tricky, for defense is an opposing energy. Therefore, that shockwave is expressed outwardly, and your leprechaun is expressing response to you: “Oh, you are requesting opposition. Very well!” (Laughter)
ANGELA: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are welcome. Yes?
PRINCE: First a personal question, Elias. Can you please tell me my essence name?
ELIAS: Jonndue, J-O-N-N-D-U-E (JZAHN doo).
PRINCE: Thank you. I’m aware that the energy we project is very important, like you’re talking about today. But sometimes I’m afraid of my own energy, like sometimes I have no control over what I’m feeling. Sometimes I feel lots of lack. I’m aware of the energy and I want to change the energy, but I feel like it gets away from my conscious control. Can you address that?
ELIAS: Yes, this is an interesting point. You are in what you would term to be good company, for there are many individuals that express very similarly! (Laughter)
This is a point of overwhelm. This is the reason that you feel that you do not incorporate control over what you are creating, for what you are doing is not focusing. You are scattering your energy and allowing your attention to move in many different directions simultaneously. In that action, you are incorporating allowing your attention to move to all of the expressions that you generate in lack, and that becomes an enormous entity.
Let me express to you in this manner: let us generate the scenario that you incorporate upon your table a stack of bills that measures one foot into height. This is many, many envelopes!
Now; if you incorporate with your hands knocking this stack and spreading all of these envelopes across your table, and you are viewing them all simultaneously, you will be overwhelmed with the volume of what you see before you. That overwhelm will be influencing of you to decrease your motivation to address to any subject. The motivation will continue to decrease, for your overwhelm increases and that generates a feeling of a lack of control.
But the manner in which you address to the bills is one by one. You cannot incorporate writing your checks for all your bills simultaneously, for you do not incorporate that many hands! And even if you can address to writing your checks with both of your hands, you can only address to two of your bills at one time.
If you are addressing to one at a time and you are not concerning yourself with the next one but paying attention to the one that you are engaging, the overwhelm dissipates. If you are addressing to one but are projecting your attention into the anticipation of the next one and the next one, and what money is within your vault and whether you will approach the last of your bills and continue to incorporate any money within your vault, you are contributing to that overwhelm and you are holding yourself in that energy. In that, your shockwave is expressing immobilization, and your leprechaun is expressing, “Very well, you are immobilized!” And you are.
But if you are recognizing focusing yourself and incorporating one action in one moment and not concerning yourself with the next action in the next moment, you become more present and your energy becomes more calm, for you are expressing that energy of knowing, of trusting, generating the association “I am doing this one action now. All the others do not matter. What matters in this moment is this one.”
Another reason that individuals become overwhelmed in this type of situation is that you not merely generate the overwhelm and the association with the tasks themselves, but with whatever you attach to them, such as in our hypothetical scenario of these bills. You are not merely generating an association with the bill itself and with the money and with the action of engaging it, you are also generating an association with what may or may not occur if you do not address to it. You are generating an association with other individuals and what they may possibly do to you. And the other individuals are not actually even individuals; they are faceless forms that you are not even aware of, that you do not objectively know! But they are the form of an individual that possibly incorporates the ability to do some action to you. No, the only one that can do to you is you. If you become, so to speak, an individual with no home, with no vehicle, and are incorporating your dwelling upon a street, YOU chose that.
Now; this is not to say that you may have wanted it; wanting and choosing are not synonymous. But you chose it through the actions that you were incorporating, through the associations that you were generating, through the feelings with those associations, through the thinking that was incorporated in correlation to the associations.
But you can alter that immediately, just as with your table of bills. You can sit before it for hours or days or weeks, and you can stare and gaze upon the many, many, many envelopes and be overwhelmed, and be less and less motivated, and be more and more projecting an energy of defeat. And I will assure you that defeat will show itself in other expressions, not merely in association with the envelopes upon your table, for all of your actions are interconnected. Therefore, those energies appear in other directions also. Those are the branches.
In that, you can change that shockwave in that moment. For remember, your shockwaves are occurring every moment — EVERY moment. In any moment, you can change that shockwave to a different shockwave, and choose to incorporate a different action by recognizing what the action is that you are doing. “I am sitting in my chair; I am viewing my table; I am viewing all of these envelopes. I am feeling overwhelmed; I am feeling out of control. I am not addressing to any of these envelopes; I am not touching any of these envelopes; I am not incorporating an interaction with any of these envelopes. I am merely looking at them.”
You can change that in allowing yourself to relax, express to yourself that you are fine, no horrendous action is occurring to you in this moment. There are not countless, faceless individuals pounding upon your door. No officials are present to place you in jail. There are merely envelopes before you. They do not incorporate teeth; they do not incorporate claws; they cannot harm you. They are merely paper! And you can view this paper humorously and you can express, “You are merely paper! You cannot harm me, for you are not a you, and I am.” And you can pick up one envelope and engage it, and not concern yourself with any others until you choose to move to the next envelope.
This is the manner in which you dissipate the energy of overwhelm, which is very easily and quickly compounded. But it can be very easily and quickly dissipated if you allow yourself, once again, to pause and genuinely be present, remind yourself what is actually occurring — not what you anticipate to occur. For what you anticipate may not occur; that is dependent upon your shockwaves.
In that, in one moment you can be quite overwhelmed, feeling out of control, not knowing what to do, and in the next moment you may receive an unexpected offering of thousands of your dollars, which may be one of those unforeseen branches. In that scenario, you will generate once again the automatic response of “why was I so distressed and irritated and overwhelmed with myself when I actually incorporated no reason to worry?” But you did incorporate a reason to worry in your perception in that moment, for you were not present. You were projecting futurely in anticipation.
This is the reason that it is so IMPORTANT to remind yourself to be present and to not be scattered. Focus — allow yourself to pause, reevaluate and focus and know what you are doing now, for that is ultimately the most important.
You are always within a state of change. This is the nature of consciousness, and you are consciousness. Therefore, how can you not be continuously in a state of change? Therefore, in all of the changing that you do continuously, you may be changing and presenting to yourself quite the reverse of what you expect, for it is merely a matter of which shockwave you choose to engage. And as I have expressed from the onset, there is no element of your reality that is hidden from you.
STEVE: You’ve expressed the importance of trust several times. You brought it up this morning. Paul’s trust digest in the website points out that we can create anything we want just by trusting we can do it.(1) Have I got that right?
If so, let’s say I have a sprained ankle and I want to conjure up some trust in the now and make that thing vanish. Because you don’t want me to say I’m gonna get it done in a week — that’s not good. Also, you don’t want me to conjure up this trust with thought, so you don’t want me to say to myself, “I’m really going to trust myself and get this done.” You don’t want that. So would you give us a formula? Because right now I don’t have the trust that I can make that thing vanish in one second, and that’s what you’re saying you want us to do, trust that we can.
ELIAS: No, that is not what I have expressed. I am not expressing that it is impossible for you to generate that type of
action; it is not impossible and you can. Is it likely that you will? No, it is not. For you generate processes, which I expressed previously. This is a natural action that you engage, for it offers you information in each step. Therefore, in engaging processes it is important to trust — yes, to trust. What the elements, the components of trust are is paying attention to what you are doing, paying attention to your associations and your feelings, and paying attention to what you are thinking. These three actions are the components that allow you — or do not allow you — to express trust.
Trust is the lack of doubt and the knowing that you can and that you already have. That is what trust is.
STEVE: That I’ve already cured it?
ELIAS: The KNOWING that you already have.
STEVE: But I thought that you said that was a long shot.
ELIAS: No. In that expression, you generate the allowance for your process to create healing that manifestation. It may or it may not immediately appear or manifest. But as I have expressed, as you do naturally incorporate processes, the likelihood that you will instantaneously alter a manifestation of a broken bone is quite slim. It is not, once again, impossible, but it is improbable.
STEVE: Take us through it a step at a time. I’m sitting there in a chair saying, “Man, I’ve got this sprained ankle.” My thoughts are I want to get rid of this sprained ankle. That’s step one. Step two is I’m going to think about what I’m doing. I’m sitting here trying to get rid of this sprained ankle, that’s what I’m doing. Number three is the feeling — the feeling is I’m suffering and I don’t like this. What then? My sprained ankle goes away because I went through that process?
ELIAS: No. You are not identifying what I have expressed. What you are identifying is the physical action. You are identifying what you are feeling and what your association is, that you do not like it, but you are not identifying the energy that you are expressing. You are not ALTERING the energy. What you are doing is merely identifying, and in that identification, you continue the concentration upon it. Therefore, you continue to manifest it.
Whereas, if you are recognizing, “I have sprained my ankle; I do not like this manifestation; it is painful,” rather than expressing, “I do not want this manifestation,” this is another shockwave acknowledging the importance of what you do not like. Therefore, that is what you will pay attention to and continue to create.
But in this, as you view your ankle being sprained, you express to yourself the acknowledgment of that: “Yes, it is sprained; yes, it is uncomfortable. What am I expressing to myself in this moment? What am I doing in this moment?” Are you concentrating on the pain? Are you generating importance in what you do not like? Or can you view this manifestation and express to yourself, “I AM healing this”? Not “I will heal this,” but “I am ALREADY actively engaging this action of healing this manifestation.”
STEVE: Without using thoughts though, without saying the words, right?
ELIAS: You can incorporate that, as I have expressed. It is a cooperation of these three elements: thinking, feeling, doing.
STEVE: So it’s okay to say the mantra “I am healing my ankle in this moment”?
ELIAS: You can, but if the other elements are not involved, that is not enough. Thinking alone is not enough, for it does not create. Therefore, it is necessary to incorporate the other two elements of the association: the feeling and the doing. For the association very strongly influences perception, and perception actually creates the physical reality that you engage. Every element in your physical reality is created by your perception.
STEVE: So under ideal circumstances, what is it we’re supposed to focus on that we’re doing?
ELIAS: The doing is inward and outward. Are you incorporating actions that perpetuate the manifestation, or are you doing physical actions that allow for the healing? Inwardly, are you not questioning yourself and generating a calm knowing, or are you questioning yourself: can I do this, will I do this, is it possible to do this? Are you worrying, or are you expressing confidence that yes, I AM creating this healing now.
STEVE: And this is enough? You don’t have to figure whether I gave myself a sprained ankle as a communication about some inner psychic problem I have? You can just will these things out of existence with these methods you’re describing alone?
ELIAS: Yes. It is not necessary to generate lengthy evaluations and analyzations. You may actually offer yourself information in conjunction with some manifestation that you create, but it is not necessary to generate an analyzation. Many individuals do create physical manifestations as a method to offer themselves information. Many individuals generate this type of method in which they create some type of physical manifestation to gain their attention to offer themselves a new experience or new information. But if you are not looking to that type of information and you are merely focusing upon the manifestation itself and wanting to alter it, yes, this is enough.
STEVE: We’ve got the doing and the thinking down; what should I be feeling while I’m doing and thinking?
ELIAS: Feeling the KNOWING — not the worrying, not the doubting.
STEVE: Why does trust work? Why is it so magical? Why does everything collapse once I distrust?
ELIAS: For when you trust, you do not question. Therefore, you are directly directing your shockwave in the direction that you want. You are expressing without doubt what you want, and your leprechaun is responding and expressing, “Very well, you have it, what you want.” That is the magic of intentionally creating what you want.
STELLA: Elias, this is really a wonderful question that you ask. I didn’t create a sprain but I broke a toe. When I did it, I knew then and there that I did it intentionally; I did it purposefully. It was not the chair’s fault. It was nobody’s fault. One of the things I’m exploring right now is that I do create things that I don’t like. When I create things I like, I think, “Oh Stella, you’re so great,” but when I create things I don’t like, it’s usually somebody else’s fault or this or that or whatever. So I took care of it, I put ice on it, and I was very nurturing to it for a few weeks. After a little while, I said, “This is enough. I know why I did it, I know the reason in my heart, and therefore there’s no reason to continue it.” You don’t have to examine every little dark secret that you may have, analyze every little detail.
I had a fender-bender, and it was the same thing. I did it purposefully. Then when the insurance guy comes and asks who was at fault, I said nobody. It just happened. It’s another explanation to me that I create all my reality.
ELIAS: I am understanding. But many, many individuals do not quite generate that association that they do create ALL of their reality. They create the elements of their reality that they are pleased with or that are comfortable, and when an uncomfortable experience occurs, they generate the association that some other element has created that. Or they generate the association that yes, I have created this, and once again why, what am I doing to myself. For that is the point of this conversation this day.
GEORGE: Elias, actually I have a question for the gentleman with the sprained ankle. Let me ask you a question. You wake up in the morning, your bladder’s full and you go to the bathroom, right? Do you think about it?
STEVE: No, not at all.
GEORGE: You just trust you’re going to make it. That’s exactly it with the trust. It’s the same process.
ELIAS: Precisely. Yes?
CARYN: I have a question about if another individual and I desire to share something together. I am consciously and positively creating the experience, but that other person is worrying about it and putting out a negative wave. How does that effect us being able to share that experience together? Is it a matter of whose shockwave wins out?
ELIAS: No, it is not. Although it can be, for it would be a matter in that situation of whether one or the other individual allows the other individual’s energy to override their own.
But in this type of scenario, if you are genuinely paying attention to yourself and not concerning yourself with the other individual’s concerns, what will likely occur is that you may share the experience, and your perceptions of it will be different. Your perception of your experience, your reality of the experience will be expressed in one manner, which you will experience as a positive experience. The other individual will most likely validate themself and express that their perception of the experience was a disappointment or was inadequate.
You both are participating, but you are each creating your own reality. Therefore, there is an element that there can be a significant difference in what you actually experience.
CARYN: And if we both desire to live in the same house, a house that we both like, then how... Like if it’s a material possession, then how does that...?
ELIAS: If you are pooling energy, your shockwave becomes tenfold intensified. Therefore, if you are genuinely expressing in the same direction with the same attention, you can pool your energy and create that faster and create it more strongly in association with what you want.
If you are divided, if you both want the same manifestation, and one individual is not doubting and is moving in the direction of expressing that knowing, “I will not have this manifestation, (because) I ALREADY possess it; it is mine,” and the other individual is doubting, you may acquire that physical manifestation such as the house. Your perception of it may be one expression, and the other individual’s will be different. You may express, “This was an easy acquisition. I am pleased with this manifestation; I have great affection for this house,” and the other individual may express, “Yes, we have the house but it was quite difficult in acquiring it,” and they may express a very different perception. It does not affect your ability to create what you want, unless you allow the other individual’s energy to override yours.
REX: I have an illustration of just about everything you were saying so far. We were driving from New Mexico, and I was going to go through a small town and I wanted to spend the night there. Coming into the town — I hadn’t been that way in a long time — I saw this name on the road and I knew right away that the name on the road was a schoolmate, a friend of mine. It triggered this series of events with me. Here I am, 104 years old, and I don’t have my name on a road or anything! And here’s this guy; I was ahead of him in class and I was better at football and everything else. How does this work?
I started to drive around the town. I spent a whole summer there and I thought I would recognize something, but I didn’t. We got a motel, and it turned into the motel from hell. Everything was wrong. The food was bad, the swimming pool was shut down, and I went from one negative experience to the next. By the time I got here, I was sick. It wasn’t until last evening that I realized what I was doing. It was the branches that you were talking about, one series of events after another. Late last night I got the realization that it all started with the sign.
ELIAS: Correct, with the associations. Yes?
GABE: What is my essence name?
ELIAS: Essence name, Ty-Li, T-Y hyphen L-I (TIE LEE).
GABE: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome.
RODNEY: I have a question from Drew/Matthew, and I think it’s in line with what you’re discussing. May I read it?
ELIAS: You may.
RODNEY: Do we always manifest our desires? In other words, can we look at what we’re creating to see what we truly desire, or do our beliefs distort our creation so that what we create isn’t a true reflection of our desires? If there is a distortion, how can we know what our desires really are?
ELIAS: There is not a distortion. Desire is different from want, and yes, you are always creating in conjunction with your desire. Your desire is what moves your intent. Without your desire, you would not be creating your value fulfillment, and without your value fulfillment, you would not continue to be within this reality. You would cease to be within this reality, for there would be no point.
RODNEY: So whatever we do create...
ELIAS: Is in alignment with your desire. Once again, in conjunction with that leprechaun, it does not distinguish between good and bad. It merely attracts, as the magnet, whatever matches it.
RODNEY: Well then, the word “want,” does that represent what we think we desire?
ELIAS: Yes, it can be translated in that manner, that it is what you think you desire.
Desire is much broader than want. Wants are specific. Wants are associated with particular or specific manifestations or actions or interactions. Desire is a broader expression. It incorporates your exploration, what you are choosing to explore and offer to yourself in information to generate your individual expansion.
RODNEY: Thank you.
ELIAS: You are quite welcome. Yes?
WILL: I have a follow-up to Prince’s comment about the experience of lack, and I kind of wanted to take it to a global scale and just invite your comment. There’s a gentleman named Gregg Easterbrook who wrote a book called “The Progress Paradox.” He’s studied the trends of the last fifty to one hundred years, and even though there’s terrible things happening in the world, he’s said that food and health care and literacy and income are higher. There’s progress in every area, not just a little progress but significant progress. One of the biggest areas is in the extension of the life span of people. The paradox is that’s all going on, but what’s going down is individuals’ personal happiness. We’re progressing, but people feel worse about things. The other paradox is that the happiness scale is lower in the developed world where there’s more resources than anywhere else. I’m just interested in getting your comment on that.
ELIAS: This, in actuality, would be an accurate assessment of the movement of this shift. For within your first one hundred years of this shift, it was a subjective movement. Therefore, there were many new developments and increases, and that created much imagery in association with progress, which is quite evidenced.
The second one hundred of your years of this shift has merely begun. What is occurring is individuals are becoming aware that en masse you have created considerable progress, but no emphasis has been expressed in relation to the individual. That is creating this lull presently within your world, for there is beginning the objective insertion of this shift.
Therefore, there is the beginning of the recognition of the significance and the importance of the individual, of crediting the individual, and that each of you are very important individually and that each of you are worthy of, entitled to, and can be and want to be steering your own ships, being your own directors, not being one grain of sand in an enormous machine, and that every individual is significant and valuable and contributes in a powerful manner.
Therefore, just as with the overwhelm of the envelopes upon the table, as you begin to be aware and view the enormous accomplishment, it is faceless. It is recognized, but who is it? It is not a who. It is a collective energy that created tremendous progress and tremendous accomplishments.
But now in the objective insertion of this shift, the emphasis is shifting to the individual, the who, the person being the most important, and the expression of power of the individual as being the most significant, that every individual incorporates the same power and it is their entitlement. It is not to be questioned, for it is ALL of your entitlement, and that is significant.
PAM: You’ve recently talked about imagination and how greatly we misunderstand that word. I suspect that imagination might be really powerful in terms of accomplishing that point of transitioning your energy, turning the energy, manipulating it in the way we want versus reacting. Could you discuss imagination and how we might use it in this discussion today, and perhaps give an example?
ELIAS: Imagination is a powerful expression. It is an actual communication, just as emotion is a communication. It is a different type of communication, for it accesses much more of consciousness than merely your reality. Therefore, it can be a very powerful expression, and you can direct it as a very powerful tool, also. For the benefit and the magic of imagination is that it transports you. It allows you to disassociate with your known reality temporarily and reconfigure your associations to inspire you. It allows you to move out of the repeat, and replace the repeat with invention.
In this, let us generate a hypothetical example of an individual that wants to incorporate significant money, enjoys traveling and wants to be traveling, but is concerned of money and therefore does not allow themselves to travel. Another action that this individual genuinely enjoys is gardening.
Now; this individual may be unemployed and expressing, “What can I do and also generate financial income?” They will incorporate your traditional methods of resumes and inquiring at different establishments, and be dissatisfied and not motivated. Were the individual to be asked, “What do you enjoy doing,” they may say, “I enjoy traveling; I enjoy gardening.”
Incorporating imagination allows you to play with what you enjoy and what you like in creative manners to inspire you. If I were to engage the individual in this conversation, I would express to the individual, “Can you imagine a beautiful garden that you have created? The plants within the garden have been acquired from all about your world, and you can incorporate the allowance of visitors to your garden to experience the exotic-ness of all of your plants in your garden. You are generating income, you are traveling, you are gardening, you are doing what you want, and you are creating money.”
The individual may also add, “But I also want a relationship!” (Laughter) “I am confused as to what action to incorporate to generate that manifestation. How do I meet other individuals that I can connect with and I can share with, that I share commonalities with, and thusly create a relationship?” And I would express to the individual, “You are traveling, you are planting, you are acquiring exotic plants all about your world. In doing so, you are engaging other individuals to provide you with those plants. The individuals that are engaging you with plants are also interested in plants (laughter) and perhaps also interested in traveling, for they may also be traveling to acquire plants from different areas. Now you have the commonality of traveling and of plants, and the individual obviously incorporates an interest in gardening or they would not be interested in plants! You are providing yourself with an avenue to encounter and meet objectively many, many individuals of this type, for you are allowing yourself to do what you want, you are allowing yourself to be creative, to engage your imagination in the fantasy of your garden, and creating a business in an unconventional manner.” That is the power that accompanies imagination.
We will incorporate one more question, besides yours.
CAYCE: My name is Cayce, and thank you for having this talk. Could you share my essence name with me?
ELIAS: Essence name, Daunelle, D-A-U-N-E-L-L-E (dawn ELL).
CAYCE: Thank you. Elias, I was wondering, have you been hanging out at my house? Because you were talking about that big table of bills... (Laughter)
ELIAS: (Laughs) I always incorporate reference in relation to my examples! (Laughter)
CAYCE: When I look at this large table of bills, rather than feeling overwhelmed, if I can recognize them as the fruits of all those things I love — shopping, family, home and life — it can make it a little less overwhelming for me.
ELIAS: Yes. Understand also, this is NOT what you term in your psychologies as the power of positive thinking. For you can think and think and think very positively and it will not necessarily change any of your reality. It is a recognition of how energy operates.
Energy is a magnet. It will draw to it what is being attracted, and in that, it is the most powerful magnet. If you can remember the intensity of your own shockwave in every moment, it can be very empowering. For as powerfully as that shockwave can generate an overwhelming feeling or a distressed feeling or a sad feeling or a helpless feeling, it can also in a moment create a feeling of gratitude, of appreciation, of acknowledgment, of wonder, of happiness, of satisfaction.
I would express to all of you, do not underestimate satisfaction. For when you are satisfied, you lack for nothing. Therefore, that is very important also. (Chuckles)
STEVE: Elias, we’re almost home. Trusting — let’s say I try out your formula and I can feel that I’m really not sure that this is going to work. Do you have any tips about how we can move beyond the critical area that’s necessary to get the job done, to boost our trust to the point we can get it done?
ELIAS: Yes. First of all, recognize and acknowledge yes, I am doubting. Do not discount yourself and do not berate yourself that you are creating that, but acknowledge yourself that you are recognizing: “No, I am not generally feeling that confidence or that lack of doubt.” And do nothing; do not force. Accept that you are incorporating doubt in that moment and that is acceptable, and that you will allow yourself to relax and to rest in that, and to know that it is not necessary to change that in that moment. The mere acknowledgment of that rather than fighting with it, rather than attempting to force changing it, changes the energy.
STEVE: And we don’t have to accept beliefs in this process of trusting our way to good health?
ELIAS: No. Ha ha!
Very well, my dear friends! I express genuine great appreciation of each of you, and will do so until you do for yourselves! (Laughter) And even beyond! I also express tremendous encouragement and great supportiveness. I hold you each as dear friends and will be present with you always, as I always have been. To each of you and to all of you, au revoir.
GROUP: Au revoir.
Elias departs after a total session time of two hours, 16 minutes.
(1) Steve is referring to Paul Helfrich’s Elias website at http://www.eliasforum.org.
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