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THOUGHT DOES NOT CREATE YOUR REALITY
Saturday, July 22, 2006 (Group/Brattleboro, Vermont)
ELIAS: Good afternoon!
GROUP: Good afternoon, Elias.
ELIAS: (Chuckles) This day we shall be discussing thought. To begin with, what is thought?
PARTICIPANT: Translation of a communication.
ELIAS: Correct. What does that mean?
RODNEY: It means I’m getting an awful lot of information! (Laughs)
ELIAS: Not necessarily! I have discussed this subject previously but perhaps not to the extent that you incorporate a clear understanding of what thought is and what function it performs.
First of all, thought does not create your reality. It is a mechanism of translation and interpretation. It interprets and translates information that you offer to yourself through avenues of communication. Thought is NOT an avenue of communication. It TRANSLATES communications.
Thought follows communications. It FOLLOWS information. It does not produce it; it does not precede it. It always follows. You do, you receive, you input, you think. You do not think first and subsequently input. Thought can only translate what is being inputted to it. Therefore, it is a matter of attention that drives thought. What you present to yourself in relation to your attention is what you input to thought for it to translate.
This is exceptionally important, that you understand this mechanism. It is natural for you to think, and I am not expressing any discouragement from thinking, but it is important that you understand this mechanism and therefore incorporate a clear ability to use it in the most effective and efficient manner.
You all incorporate some types of electronics, correct?
Now; in association with electronics, if you set your electronics to an “on” position and leave it in that “on” position continuously, what shall occur?
RODNEY: The program will keep running and changing from time to time, like a radio or TV.
ELIAS: Correct, and what occurs eventually to that equipment?
PARTICIPANT: It burns out.
ELIAS: Correct, for it is not designed to be on continuously. Neither is your thought mechanism. If it is on continuously and if you are paying attention to it continuously, you are not offering it new information. Therefore, it relies on previous information and it begins to malfunction. The malfunction is that it moves into repeat — repeat, repeat, repeat. And the more it repeats, the more you pay attention. It becomes a destructive cycle.
Thought can actually interrupt information. It can actually malfunction your body consciousness. It can interrupt sleep, it can interrupt dream imagery, it can interrupt concentration, and it can create significant confusion and frustration in association with the repeat.
If you are not moving your attention in different manners, inputting new information, and are paying attention merely to your thought process — or paying main attention to your thought processes — it begins to generate this malfunction, in which it cannot translate new information. Therefore, it blocks new information and it is engaged, for your attention moves to it, and being engaged, it can only translate what it already has in input.
This is inefficient and ineffective, and can actually be somewhat damaging to you. It can block emotional communications. It can agitate the body consciousness, which may react in tension, and that can create difficulties for you as individuals physically.
Thought can be very beneficial if it is being incorporated for what it is, if it is being used as a translating mechanism and if you are allowing yourself to move your attention. This is important.
Many, many, many individuals presently are becoming so very focused upon thought that they are confusing themselves and generating the action of thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking — not paying attention to what they are doing, but thinking, thinking, thinking. In the repeat of thinking, it can strongly influence you to repeat certain doings that you do not like.
You can generate an experience that is uncomfortable and subsequently you can engage your attention with thinking, thinking, thinking of that past experience and continue to agitate yourself, offer yourself no solutions or answers to your dilemma, for what you are generating is merely the replay of the experience that you did not like. That also can very easily generate influencing yourself to be discounting of yourself repeatedly and not trusting yourself. For in being stuck in the repeat, not offering yourself new information, you become unmotivated or you feel stuck, and you discount yourselves in expressing to yourselves “I cannot accomplish.” You can, but it is a matter of paying attention to actual communications, not the translation continuously.
The communications that you generate, generally speaking, do not involve language. Therefore, thought is very useful, for it translates your communications into language that you understand. This is the reason that it is important to be flexible with your attention and to recognize that attention is not thought.
You can be paying attention to many different aspects of your experiences within your day and not be engaging thought. The information that you offer to yourself is continuously being inputted. You are always generating information. You generate information through your inner senses, through your outer senses, through your intuition, your impressions, your impulses, imagination, your body consciousness. You are constantly offering yourself information, but you may not be paying attention to what that information is.
How often are you aware within your day of what your air feels like, how it feels upon your skin? How often are you aware of the smell of your environment? How often are you aware of sounds that are not directly affecting you or that you are not directly engaging? There are many actions that are occurring within your day that you are not aware of, for you are not paying attention. Many times the reason that you are not paying attention is that you are thinking.
Many times thinking can even interrupt doing. Individuals express confusion in association with time. They do not understand how time escapes them so frequently. They do not incorporate enough time to accomplish what they want within a day. Those individuals may recognize much of their time is being incorporated in the mere doing of thinking, not actually engaging any other action but merely paying attention to thinking. And in those moments, what are you thinking of? Now? No. Future? Yes. Past? Yes. But not now, not present. In this, that also prevents you many times from being aware of what you are actually generating within your body consciousness, within your movement.
You can actually also generate the reverse. You can interrupt thinking. But this, for many individuals, is more difficult, for you become so caught in the fascination of your own thought processes that you do not realize what you are doing, and therefore, it continues to cycle.
You can interrupt thought by engaging your physical senses. They do not require thought to engage. You can also interrupt thought by paying attention to what you are actually doing, regardless of what it is. It may be sweeping your floor. It may be watering your plants. It may be patting your creatures. It matters not action you are engaging.
If you move your attention to what you are actually doing, this can also interrupt thought and reset it. For in moving your attention to what you are doing, you allow an opening for new information, different information, and in that, it allows thought to reset itself and begin translating accurately, not repeating. Therefore, it interrupts the malfunction aspect of thought and moves it into what it is designed for.
How many individuals within this present room have generated an experience in any moment that confused them or distressed them and then incorporated hours or even days of thinking in relation to that one event? (General consensus from the group) And how productive is that, actually? How often do you actually offer yourself constructive information in relation to that action?
You may at times offer yourself a sliver of information, generally speaking, that shall occur for in one moment you may incorporate a distraction from the repeat, which may allow a small expression of new information. But generally speaking, it creates frustration and even irritation, and it emphasizes what it is repeating. Therefore, you may generate a small experience and within days that small experience may become quite significant. For in the repeat, you are also generating new versions of the experience and enhancing them and elaborating upon them to emphasize to yourself.
It is not uncommon that an individual may generate a small interaction with another individual that may be somewhat disturbing or perhaps embarrassing or perhaps slightly irritating, and if the individual continues to generate the repeat in thought concerning that interaction, generally speaking within a day or several days the recall of that experience shall be quite enhanced and quite different from the original interaction and shall seem much more significant, and you shall either discount yourself much more than is necessary or you shall blame the other individual much more than is necessary.
It also generates a difficulty in relation to guidelines. For you all, as you are aware now, incorporate your own individual guidelines which motivate you to create your reality in the manner that you do. There are many aspects of your individual guidelines that are subtle — or obvious — enough that you do not notice your own automatic responses, and you continue to move in the expression of assuming that every other individual incorporates your same guidelines, for they are so absolute — and how can they not?
Thinking can also emphasize that and emphasize that separation of difference for it emphasizes blame, that other individuals are not generating actions in the same manner as yourself in certain situations, and of course, each of you with your individual guidelines hold some aspects of those guidelines that you genuinely view as not merely absolute but universal. Every other individual upon your planet MUST incorporate the same association with certain aspects of guidelines, for they merely are. There is no question.
What goes up must come down — not necessarily. If I perceive in this manner, you must perceive in this manner also, for it merely is. Not necessarily. If I express “no,” you should understand “no.” Not necessarily.
It is a matter of perception, and every individual’s perception is different, and each person’s perception creates their actual reality. In association with that, as you view another individual generating differently from yourself and incorporate the initial thinking to be translating and evaluating what is occurring, but then turn your attention to the thought process and move into repeat, you can actually irritate yourself, confuse yourself and generate conflict within yourself in relation to what is being repeated. The significance of this is that it is not productive and it can be damaging, and is, to many individuals.
Dream imagery is created by the objective awareness’s involvement in sleep state in relation to the subjective actions and movement that is occurring. Thinking can interrupt dream imagery, for in the action of dreaming you are not engaging thinking. You are doing. This is partially the reason that many times individuals incorporate difficulty in recalling dream imagery within waking state, which can be altered through different methods, but a natural reason that you incorporate difficulty is that you are not engaging your thought mechanism. You are creating objective imagery, but you are not necessarily engaging the mechanism to translate that. Movement is occurring and you are assimilating it, and it will be expressed within your waking objective experience in some manner in abstract imagery but you may not necessarily associate that with the dream imagery itself.
Dream imagery also, generally speaking, is somewhat less abstract than your waking imagery, and your thought mechanism is accustomed to translating abstract. Therefore when you do recall dream imagery, it may be confusing, for it is being processed through the thought mechanism. The thought mechanism is very accustomed to abstraction, and dream imagery is less abstract than waking imagery. It is more associated with emotional communication, feeling — feeling signals. Therefore, the imagery is more precisely generated in association with emotional communication and feeling and signals.
Therefore, you may generate a dinosaur in your dream imagery and your thought process may be attempting to translate that and may generate many different associations: large, heavy, old, carnivorous. Your feeling or emotional expression of it may be one simple signal — frightening. But you may not necessarily feel fear, for it is not necessary to feel it. You are translating it into imagery, but the thought mechanism incorporates some difficulty in translating into language.
Visualizations do not require thinking, either. But many individuals incorporate difficulty in generating visualizations, for they incorporate thinking and that interrupts the visualization, for it does not allow a free flow of energy for you to present to yourself what you do not expect. Therefore, visualization is difficult.
Another element of thinking that can be disruptive is that most of you want to be engaging allowing other sources of information, information from yourself or from other areas of consciousness or from other focuses or from other dimensions or tapping into other sources of information within consciousness. Thinking can interrupt and block this also. For thinking follows, it does not initiate, and it expresses in language. Some of the experiences that you wish to incorporate are not necessarily translatable yet into language, for you have not yet expanded your language enough to incorporate the identification of some of your experiences. You are redefining within your language and you are expanding your languages, but in this time framework it is not expanded enough to generate an explanation in language of your experiences, which can also block that expansion that you want to be incorporating.
Taken from session #2049
The following transcript was delivered by a essence/spirit personality known as Elias, who is no longer living but who speaks through a woman named Mary Ennis. For a more in depth explanation please return to my home page by clicking on the HOME tab button at top of this page.