Session 1061


"Methods to Connect with Another Focus"
"A Pool of Probabilities, Not a Blueprint"
"Can Animals and Plants Be Victims?"
"Exploring Aspects of Self"

Tuesday, April 23, 2002 (Private/Phone)
Participants: Mary (Michael) and Luana (Ring)
Elias arrives at 12:01 PM. (Arrival time is 23 seconds.)

ELIAS: Welcome!

LUANA: Hello, Elias!

ELIAS: Ha ha! And how shall we proceed?

LUANA: Well, I told Mary - I talked to Mary for a little while before I got you on the line here - and I told her in the beginning, when I was talking to Paul Helfrich, that I couldn't figure out ANY questions to ask you, and now I've got zillions of questions, so...

Let me see. I thought before I got caught up in other things I would go through the same thing that everybody does and ask you about my essence name, the family I belong to, my alignment, orientation and focus, and the expression of my vibrational tone. Then, also, maybe if you would give that for my good friend and partner, Jim, too.

ELIAS: Very well. Essence name, Ring, R-I-N-G (RING). And your impression concerning your essence family and alignment? Shall you offer your impression?

LUANA: Yes, please. (Elias laughs) I was just waiting.

ELIAS: What is your impression concerning your family and alignment?

LUANA: Well, mostly in the beginning I thought I was, I think it's Ilda, the one who travels to other cultures, writes chronicles, and is interested in how things are with other cultures and people and all that. (Elias nods in agreement) I think that's part of what's happening to me, but I can also relate to the Sumafi, because forever that I can remember I've always been digging for the truth.

ELIAS: And I may confirm your impression: essence family belonging to, Sumafi; alignment, Ilda.

LUANA: Ah, thank you!

ELIAS: You are quite welcome.

LUANA: And how about my orientation?

ELIAS: Common.

LUANA: How about the expression of my vibrational tone?

ELIAS: And which expression are you inquiring of in this tone?

LUANA: I'm not quite sure. I'm rather new to the Elias pages. I've been reading Seth for maybe seven or eight years, and I only ran across the Elias web site about two or three months ago, so some of these things I'm a little confused about. Maybe you can fill me in a little bit about more of what that means.

ELIAS: There are several different types of expressions that individuals generate within your physical dimension in association with your tone, so to speak.

I may express to you there are four focus types within this physical dimension which are associated with perception and how you process information. In this, I may express to you that you incorporate a political focus in this manifestation, which if you are so choosing you may be inquiring of Michael for information concerning these focus types.

You also generate an aspect of tone that may be partially translated into a sound or a musical note, and another quality that may be translated into a color vibration. In this, you may offer to myself your impression concerning musical note and color vibration in association with your tone.

LUANA: Yes, I would like to know those.

ELIAS: What is your impression?

LUANA: Oh. (Pause) I'm very attracted to the range of sky blue, but I'm also attracted to and have just read that black is a color of the essence of the Sumafi - which I have a lot of black in my closet, so perhaps that is what those are. And the tone, I don't know. The note "A" comes to me, like "A" on a piano, but that's just something that's floated into my head right now.

ELIAS: I may express to you, your impression of what has "floated into your head" of the musical note is correct. (Chuckles) In association with vibrational quality of color, the focus color - you are correct - is black, which is associated with this individual manifestation. As to the identification of your signature color, which is that of your essence, that may be translated into a color expression of aqua.

LUANA: Thank you.

ELIAS: You are quite welcome.

LUANA: Perhaps you can give me some of the same information on my partner, Jim? (Pause)

ELIAS: Very well. Essence name, Anton, A-N-T-O-N (AN tahn). And your impression concerning essence families?

LUANA: I don't really have an impression. I really don't know.

ELIAS: Very well. Essence family, Vold; alignment in this focus, Gramada; orientation, common.

LUANA: Thank you.

ELIAS: You are quite welcome.

LUANA: What about his note and his color?

ELIAS: Musical note, G; focus color, amber.

LUANA: Ah! He's very attracted to that color.

ELIAS: Signature color, violet; emotional focus.

LUANA: Emotional, and mine was political focus, is that correct?

ELIAS: Yes. Yes, you are correct.

LUANA: Thank you!

ELIAS: You are welcome.

LUANA: I guess my next question would be the intent of my essence.

ELIAS: And offer to myself your assessment of your intent. Recognize that the expression of your intent is the general direction of exploration within your focus and is generated throughout the entirety of your focus from the onset of your emergence in this physical manifestation to the point of your choice of disengagement. It is a theme that is expressed throughout the entirety of your focus, and in this, as it is a general theme, you choose specific directions throughout your focus in association with that general theme, which is what motivates your experiences. Now, incorporating that information, what do you view as your intent?

LUANA: Clarity. (Pause)

ELIAS: Correct. Clarity is the general theme, and you have generated specific directions throughout your focus of exploration of this subject matter.

LUANA: Yes, as I mentioned to you before, ever since I was young I've always sought what I called truth - but that could easily be transcribed also into comprehension or understanding or, as I say, clarity.

ELIAS: Correct. It is not necessarily the exploration of truth but an allowance of yourself to explore understanding.

LUANA: So is this, the essence that I'm part of, is this an aspect of that, and the essence itself has a much broader base of what its intent is?

ELIAS: (Chuckles) This is a commonly expressed misconception. Let me express to you, my friend, you ARE essence. You are not a part of essence. You ARE essence. In this, what you recognize as this one physical manifestation is a focus of attention.

Now; you may allow yourself a clearer understanding of this concept in viewing yourself as an individual and viewing your attention as an individual. Within your physical manifestation you incorporate attention, and you move your attention continuously, and you may focus your attention in several directions simultaneously. One direction of attention is not a part or separated from you as the individual that you are, it is merely a movement that you generate. It is an aspect of you but it may not be separated from you, for it is an action that you incorporate. In similar manner, you as essence incorporate numberless attentions.

Now; dependent upon the focus of a particular attention and the design of the area of consciousness that that attention may be focusing within, you may or may not allow yourself an awareness of all of your other attentions. In this particular physical dimension, you have collectively designed an expression of a belief of singularity and separation, which is quite influencing of your individual attentions in this physical dimension.

In this, as you do express this belief in singularity and separation, you focus each attention narrowly and in a type of streamlined manner, in which you do not allow yourselves to be moving that attention to other expressions than your one manifestation.

Now; this is not to say that you may not generate that action. You may.

LUANA: How may I best do that?

ELIAS: I may express to you that this may be easily accomplished in the movement of this shift, and in actuality you already do allow yourself to move your attention and incorporate a wider awareness than merely this one focus of attention, in allowing yourselves impressions concerning other focuses that you incorporate within this dimension, offering yourselves experiences in different types of manifestations. As you offer yourself more information objectively, you do automatically allow yourselves a wider expression of objective recognition in movement of your attention.

The most efficient manner to be expressing this movement is to be continuing to hold your attention upon self in the now, for as you continue to familiarize yourself with you, you also allow yourself to relax your energy, and in relaxing your energy you allow much more of a flexibility of your attention.

LUANA: Many people, when they talk with you about accessing these other aspects of themselves, talk about their visualizations of them, that they have seen them somehow or other in another century, or they give you descriptions and all that. There's two different things I want to discuss with you here. One is that I never had pictures in my head. When I do meditations, my screen, so to speak, is black. I cannot visualize what my own face looks like, even though I've seen it in a mirror a million times. So that's one of the things that are a little bit difficult for me. If my attention is into the now, what way will this information about different aspects be able to come to me?

Then I want to talk to you about my dream state, afterwards. But my first question is, if I'm not the kind of person who easily receives visual inner imagery, what is a good way for me to know these other aspects of my essence?

ELIAS: Very well. Let me express to you first of all, not all individuals generate visualization. Some individuals incorporate expressions of other senses that offer them information concerning other focuses of attention. Visualization is an expression of your visual sense. It is a function of your visual sense. Not all individuals offer themselves information through this one sense.

Some individuals offer themselves information through the auditory sense and may hear communications within themselves concerning other aspects of themselves. Some individuals incorporate their sense of smell and may offer themselves fragrances that they may translate into actual scenarios. Some individuals offer themselves information in relation to other focuses through their emotional communication and not necessarily through an outer sense. Some individuals offer themselves information through inner senses of conceptualization or through their empathic sense. Therefore, there are many avenues that you may engage to offer yourself information in relation to other aspects of yourself or other focuses of yourself.

In this, what may be helpful in allowing yourself to generate these types of connections is to be intentionally incorporating a relaxation of your energy and to remind yourself objectively that linear time is an illusion of perception. It is quite real in association with perception, but as an expression of consciousness it is associated with the design of your physical dimension.

Therefore in actuality, all of your focuses of attention, all of your manifestations, are present - and you - now. Therefore it is not necessarily an action of attempting to look to the past or the future to discover these other manifestations of you, but merely to move your attention sideways, so to speak, and recognize that these are all expressions of you now, which are all superimposed upon each other.

Some individuals experience more of an ease in generating a visual in allowing themselves to incorporate an exercise which may be engaged with another individual or with yourself alone. The manner in which you may objectively incorporate this exercise may be to allow yourself to relax your energy and gaze into an actual physical mirror. As you relax your visual and relax your energy, you shall allow yourself to view in the mirror altering features.

LUANA: I've done that; I've seen that. That's interesting.

ELIAS: You may also incorporate this exercise in relation to another individual. As you place yourself before another individual and generate the same action of relaxing your visual and your energy, you shall view other images superimposed upon the physical individual that you view before you.

LUANA: So you're not seeing aspects of that person, you're seeing your own aspects superimposed on the other person?

ELIAS: It is dependent upon your direction. You may view other aspects of the other individual, but if your attention is directed to be viewing your own aspects, you may generate this action. For in actuality, as I have expressed many times, what you view before you in the physical manifestation of another individual is a projection of your perception.

LUANA: Interesting. Thank you.

ELIAS: You are quite welcome.

LUANA: See, I thought I didn't have anybody to talk to you about, but I do. But I think I have some other important questions before I maybe get back to that.

ELIAS: Very well.

LUANA: Thank you very much. (Elias laughs) Let me see. A couple things I would like to know... I'm going to shorten this explanation up as much as possible.

Back in the early '70s when I was just kind of beginning to explore the world, at that time I was remembering all my dreams all night long, and I woke up in the morning and could write them all out. Sometimes it would take hours. Somewhere along in 1973 or '74 as I was waking up in the morning, I had a young man's voice come to me, who said these words to me: "From this time onward you will no longer remember your dreams." And they got cut off at that point. Over the years I've really struggled to recall them, and occasionally can and do recall them.

But a new kind of twist in this has happened in that even as I'm trying to recall them now recently, and even maybe do some lucid dreaming or out-of-body work, what happens for me is in the morning I have these false awakenings where I think I've woken up, I'm out of my dream, I'm remembering my dream and getting ready to write it down in my journal, but when I go to do that I really wake up and don't remember the dream anymore. It's like I've remembered it as I'm dreaming, but when I wake up I don't remember it. I really would like to know why I have created this thing about not remembering my dreams.

ELIAS: Very well. I may offer to you, in actuality, a quite simple explanation. The voice that you heard was your own. You merely offered yourself an objective translation in hearing a tone that you did not associate with yourself.

Now; you generated this action purposefully, for prior to that point you expressed an intensity of attention in association with dream imagery.

Now; this was an exploration quite in association with your intent once again, to offer you yet another exploration of understanding of a particular expression within your reality and generate clarity. But once exploring that sufficiently, your movement began to generate what may be identified as a fixation upon this activity of dream imagery, and was no longer being expressed in association with your intent of clarity but [was] beginning to incorporate a distraction and not offering you the freedom to explore objective waking expressions. Therefore, you discontinued the fascination with dream imagery.

Now; as you begin to regenerate your allowance of dream imagery recently, you are also expressing a hesitancy in allowing yourself imagery recall, for you are exploring the association between dream imagery and waking imagery, and wishing not to be distorting of the dream interpretation as being different from waking imagery. For in actuality, as I have expressed, dream activity is a subjective movement. The imagery is an objective translation.

Now; I have also expressed that your waking physical objective imagery is quite abstract. In actuality, the objective imagery that you associate with dream activity may be less abstract than that which you generate in waking physical imagery. Therefore, as the subjective and the objective awarenesses are continuously in harmony with each other and one is not generating action independent of the other, you are allowing yourself a time framework in which you may offer yourself information and assimilate the understanding of the abstractness rather than the absoluteness of waking physical imagery, that you may thusly offer yourself more accurate interpretations of the objective translation of dream activity in dream imagery.

LUANA: I just read a recent session - and I hope I quote you right here, but I didn't quite understand it - along these same lines, where you had suggested to somebody that as they were falling asleep at nighttime, the last thing they remember as they go to sleep is to tell themselves that they will view their daytime activities as a dream. Is that correct?

ELIAS: This is one suggestion, yes. That you may, in a manner of speaking, invert your perception: allow yourself to move your attention in a manner in which you perceive your waking imagery as the dream imagery and allow yourself to perceive the dream imagery as waking imagery, which you are beginning to offer to yourself in experience. This is the reason that you recognize that you are continuing dream imagery but you express the thought to yourself that you are awake.

LUANA: Yes. I had the idea when I read that, though, that there was another twist on it, which is not merely that during the daytime when I'm seeing the objective world that I view it as a dream world and look at it symbolically that way, but what you were saying is that while you were in the dream state itself that you would think about the objective world being a dream. Is that correct?

ELIAS: Precisely, yes. For you allow yourselves more of an expression of leeway, so to speak, within your dream movement. You express less rigidity within your dream movement, and therefore you may allow yourself more of an ease of viewing your objective waking imagery as dream imagery within the dream state.

This also may be helpful in allowing you a clearer recognition of the abstractness of waking physical imagery, for you shall generate a sensation in association to the physical waking imagery that feels familiar as dream imagery. As you are aware, you generate a different feeling in association with dream imagery than you do with objective waking imagery. As you allow yourself to generate the waking physical imagery in the dream state, you create a different perception and you move that into a different expression of sensation and feeling.

LUANA: Is what you're saying that at that particular event in your dream life what you're actually doing is ... that's the time when you're participating in actually creating the objective reality?

ELIAS: They move together; therefore, one does not precede the other. But there are different expressions of each, for they direct different aspects of yourself. The subjective directs your physical body consciousness, which moves in harmony with your objective awareness and its creation of physical imagery.

LUANA: I think I'll have to read that over a little bit to kind of understand that better, but thank you. (Elias chuckles) I'm going to slip back a little bit more into another area, just a quick question along this line.

Seth talked about that we create our blueprints for ourselves. He made it sound as if this is sort of set down and is in a rather rigid linear unfolding. But from what I'm understanding of what I'm reading from your sessions so far, this has far more flexibility. So something like Seth was saying, that you have already determined when you disengage from this physical focus, this may not be finalized before your birth into this physical focus. Is that true? And if not, have I already predetermined when I'm going to disengage? I'd like to know when that is.

ELIAS: No, you have not, for this is a choice that is generated in the moment. I may express to you that each individual generates a pool of probabilities, so to speak, which I have explained as potentials that are expressed in association with the individual's intent, which is, as I have stated, your direction of exploration in a particular focus, for it is the expression of what you intend to explore. But even that intent, as I have expressed, is a general concept or theme of exploration, and you generate choices in each moment of how you shall actually direct your experiences in that general exploration.

At times individuals do express movement which may be outside of their individual pool of probabilities that were, in a manner of speaking, intended prior to their manifestation within this physical dimension. Therefore, there are no absolutes. You may choose in any moment which direction you may be incorporating.

I may express to you, there are many variables expressed in essence, and you are not locked to any direction. There are also many potentialities and many actions which are occurring continuously in essence as consciousness. There are actions of fragmentation which occur in a continuous manner, and at times individual focuses choose to be fragmenting and generating a new essence. Therefore, the pool of probabilities that may have been expressed prior to the manifestation may or may not alter if the individual focus chooses to be generating a new essence.

But regardless of these many different expressions that occur within consciousness as essence, the pool of probabilities is merely an expression of potentials that are associated with the intended general direction that the individual focus chooses to explore in one manifestation. But each probability, each choice, is generated in the moment.

LUANA: Do essences sometimes choose to change their intent to another family?

ELIAS: Generally speaking, no, for it is unnecessary. For as essence and in your choice to manifest within this physical dimension, you have generated a design which is highly efficient, incorporating many focuses of attention and countless expressions of counterpart action in association with other individuals, other essences, other focuses of your own essence, and therefore it is unnecessary to be altering your essence family or alignment within any one focus of attention, for you are assimilating information and experiences in many, many capacities. Therefore, it is unnecessary to generate these types of alterations.

This is not to say that this is expressed as a rule, for it is not. It is not an absolute and at times - rarely, but at times - one individual focus may choose to alter its alignment or an essence may choose to alter the family that it is belonging to in association with your physical dimension. But as I have stated, generally speaking this is quite unnecessary, and therefore is not actually expressed.

LUANA: When you were just talking now, equating essence and consciousness, I have the feeling sometimes when I'm reading your page that the two are like interchangeable, that what essence is is a particular tone or pattern of consciousness. Is this correct?

ELIAS: Yes, you are correct.

LUANA: I want to change a little bit of our focus right now, and ask you another question, about victimhood.

ELIAS: Very well.

LUANA: But not necessarily about human victimhood, which I understand and have been trying to apply to myself and my life.

My partner is very involved in environmental work, and the planet right now is reeling under a lot of pressure from humanity. He in particular is very much interested in saving a redwood forest up here in Northern California and particularly the animal habitat that is here, but his interest also carries to many other areas. When I read about victimhood, I can understand that applying to human choices, but I wonder about animal and plant life. Are they victims, or do they have also as much conscious choice as we do about their own destruction and extinction?

ELIAS: Yes, they do.

LUANA: So they are not victims.

ELIAS: Correct, although the difference between yourselves and an expression of a creature or vegetation is that they do not incorporate the beliefs that you incorporate, and therefore they do not express this association with victim. There is a knowing of choice.

LUANA: There is a knowing of choice with the plants and the animals?

ELIAS: Correct. They generate their individual choices.

LUANA: So a particular tree, like a human being, would have its own reason because it is exploring an experience of its tree-ness, and it might choose to be the tree that gets cut down?

ELIAS: Yes.

LUANA: And just like a human being, you would have to have much in-depth perception in order to see the particular reason that tree or the salmon or whatever it is, to know that particular individual thing and why it would choose also to disengage.

ELIAS: In a manner of speaking. But I may also express to you that in this direction of thought what you are generating is people-izing the creatures or the plant. You are associating human perception with the expression of the plant or the creature.

LUANA: So what could be their reason for choosing to become extinct?

ELIAS: In terms of your expression of "reason," I may express to you, it is dependent upon different factors, for all that you view within your physical universe is a projection of your individual perception. Therefore, it is created by you in agreement. For it is all expressions of consciousness that agree to be configuring in certain manifestations, but there are different factors that are involved in these types of expressions.

For first of all, you may examine your expression, your perception, and your beliefs in association with their manifestations - which is influencing - but also allow yourself the recognition that every expression of consciousness incorporates choice and free will. Therefore, its choice to be expressing extinction may be in compliance and in association with your choices and your expressions and your beliefs, but this is not to say that they disappear. They choose to remove their expression of consciousness from this physical dimension and reconfigure that energy and express manifestation within another physical dimension, which is in conjunction with what you individually and collectively choose of how you shall express the configuration of your physical dimension - which is continuously changing, for change is the nature of consciousness.

Now; let me also express to you, I am offering you this information, but this is not to say that it is your responsibility to express to your partner an enlightenment concerning his perception. For his perception is what HE generates, and if he is choosing to be concerning himself with the expressions of his physical reality, this may be the manner in which he offers himself information concerning his movement into a lack of separation and singularity in association with this shift in consciousness, knowing that his physical participation with his physical world generates less separation of himself to all of what he generates in physical expression of his universe.

LUANA: While we're talking about him, I also had a question about our coming together in this particular focus. Is there something that we are here together to help each other with? Or why are we here together?

ELIAS: Aaahh!

LUANA: Ah!

ELIAS: (Humorously) Exploring the cosmic purpose of manifestation in partnership. HA HA HA! (Luana laughs)

I may express to you that your choice to be engaging partnership may be much less cosmic than you perceive it to be. (Laughs) It is merely a choice of coupling with another individual in complement to offer yourselves each a reflection of different aspects of each of yourselves, that may facilitate each of your choices of your exploration and generating a complement of each other to create more of an ease in your movement into a recognition of the lack of separation.

LUANA: Very good. You mention in one of your sessions, and today also, that there's this great flexibility of aspects of myself, my essence, that come and go. I want to know, when I am recognizing that I need certain tools that aren't available to me at the time, is it possible for me to invite another aspect of myself that has those tools and abilities that I don't have? And at the same time, are other parts of myself also drawing from me?

The reason I ask you is that I notice with myself that there seems to be dozens or hundreds of people of me that come and go all the time. I used to think they were moods or something, but I sort of recognize they're real different. There's real difference. Sometimes a part of me is socially skillful and sometimes not, or sometimes a person is a part of me and I am very creative or not, or full of self-confidence or accepting or not accepting. There's just this flow. Sometimes I have wisdom and other times I'm a real dolt.

They seem to be different whole entities within myself that's coming. And I want to know, is this part of the flow that's coming through, and if there comes a time when I need a particular thing happening, can I invite another aspect into my personhood?

ELIAS: Yes. (Chuckles)

LUANA: That's the answer, huh, "yes"?

ELIAS: Yes. (Laughs) You are expressing quite accurately in association with your recognition of the many yous of you, for you do incorporate countless aspects of yourself and they do express different qualities. In any particular moment one aspect of you may be in primary position and expressing objectively, but they are continuously interchangeable.

And, yes, you may allow yourself to access any other you of you or aspect of you, in any moment, which may express a quality that appears to be latent but that may be brought forth, so to speak, within your objective expression.

LUANA: Now, are those actual focuses that exist, say somebody else has a body somewhere else or there's lots of other bodies somewhere else, either in this time frame or other time frames, or is this an aspect that's held only in potential?

ELIAS: These are all quite real, but they are all aspects of you as this one focus. As this one focus of attention, this one physical manifestation of attention, you incorporate countless aspects of yourself, countless yous of you, which are all embodied in one physical manifestation. And how shall this boggle the mind in association with the expression of essence! For if there are countless aspects of you as one attention, how vast and great shall you view yourself to be as essence?

LUANA: Would it be helpful for me to maybe give these different aspects names or a tone or a color or something so that when I want to invite them into my primary focus here, that would be an aid to do that?

ELIAS: If you are so choosing. You may engage any method that you imagine that may facilitate your actions in this expression. It is unnecessary, but if you wish to be incorporating this method you may.

LUANA: You say it's unnecessary. Is the mere thought alone enough to attract it?

ELIAS: Yes. You need not even incorporate a thought.

LUANA: What would precede the thought?

ELIAS: You may merely allow yourself an inner communication. Emotion is a communication. You may merely allow yourself to feel and make it so.

Be remembering, my friend, do not confuse yourself. Thought does not precede creation. Thought does not generate your reality, and it does not precede creating your reality.

LUANA: What does?

ELIAS: There is no expression that precedes. You generate through attention in the moment.

LUANA: See, I'm a little confused here because I thought... According to what I've read with Seth, Seth said your thoughts and expectations and desires and feelings and anticipations and other things along that line were the things that created your reality.

ELIAS: (Firmly) No. Thought is a mechanism that you incorporate in this physical manifestation to translate information. This is its function. It does not generate reality; it does not create reality; it does not precede reality. It translates.

Emotion is a communication. It does not generate reality, either. It communicates to you an identification of WHAT you are creating.

Perception creates reality, and it is directed by attention, and it is influenced by beliefs. But you are not subject to beliefs, for you incorporate choice.

LUANA: I think I'm getting close to the end, but there's another question I want to slip in real quick, if I may.

ELIAS: Very well.

LUANA: My nearsightedness: why have I chosen in this lifetime to be suffering with - not suffering, that's a bad word - to be exploring with not only nearsightedness but also eyesight difficulties?

ELIAS: (Chuckles) Shall you briefly explore this with myself? Express to myself in this now, what is the manifestation of your nearsightedness?

LUANA: The conclusion I came to, when I thought this through, is that what I offer myself is intuitive ability by not being able to visualize very well.

ELIAS: Partially. But what I am inquiring of you, my friend, is express to me what your physical vision is in this expression of nearsightedness? (Chuckles)

LUANA: I can't see things far away; I can only see things that are near to me. (Elias chuckles) Ah! (Laughs)

ELIAS: Now, what is your intent? (Laughs)

LUANA: To see things that are near and dear, maybe.

ELIAS: Correct.

LUANA: Interesting. I've never thought of it that way before. (Laughs) So simple, when you can step back and look!

ELIAS: Quite interesting imagery that you have presented to yourself in physical reflection of your intent.

LUANA: It's really strange too, Elias, because the other thing I'm dealing with my eyesight is double vision, that I'm having constantly to work at pulling it back into a singular focus again.

ELIAS: Ah! But in actuality you do not want to be expressing singular focus. (Chuckles)

LUANA: You mentioned before in the very beginning of our conversation, I can't remember your terminology, but something that there were four different things and one of them was politics and I...

ELIAS: Political focus, not politics.

LUANA: What did you call it again?

ELIAS: Political focus, which is not politics and is not associated with government or what you interpret in your definition as political associations.

LUANA: Have you covered this in other parts of your sessions that I may access?

ELIAS: Yes.

LUANA: Okay, then I won't drag this out. The last thing I want to say to you is my really deep appreciation for your sharing your wisdom and your insights and your depths and breadths with us, because there is so much I get from reading and working with your pages that I am like many others who send my deep gratitude to you. Thank you very much, and I also want to thank Mary because without her the dead guy wouldn't be speaking.

ELIAS: Ha ha! This is correct!

LUANA: And I do hope to talk with you again. I was petrified at starting this today. Mary talked to me a long time and led me into this very gently, and I so appreciate and feel you've answered some very important questions for me and I thank you very much.

ELIAS: You are quite welcome my friend, and I anticipate our next meeting as I extend my invitation to you to be engaging our discussion once again.

LUANA: I hope so. I truly believe it will be a wonderful time next time as much as this time, and I thank you again.

ELIAS: And I express to you my appreciation also of our interaction this day. I offer to you tremendous affection, and shall be offering you encouraging energy from myself.

LUANA: Thank you very much. Next time I would like to talk to you about love.

ELIAS: Very well! Quite an interesting subject matter.

LUANA: Oh, indeed it is, one of the most important. Thank you, Elias.

ELIAS: You are quite welcome, my friend. To you this day, au revoir.

LUANA: Au revoir.

Elias departs at 1:18 PM.

(1) Originally expressed as: "For first of all, you may examine your expression, your perception, your beliefs in association with their manifestations, but also, which is influencing, allow yourself the recognition that every expression of consciousness incorporates choice and free will."