Session 291


"SNAP -- A Beginning Course in Projection"

Friday, June 26, 1998  © 1998 (Group/Connecticut)
Participants:  Mary (Michael), Betsy (Mary), Carole (Aileen), Jim (Allen), Joanne (Hariett), Mari (Cathdarh), Monica (Bridget), Nancy (Jsanelle), Rodney (Zacharie), Sally (Bistell), Sheila (Richard), and Tom (Thomas).
Elias arrives at 7:53 PM. (Arrival time is 20 seconds)  

ELIAS:  Good evening!  (Smiling)  We meet again!

This evening we shall begin with a very popular subject matter within this time framework, that of projection.  Many individuals in this time period are fascinated with consciousness and the manipulation of themselves within consciousness and the experiential aspect of different areas of consciousness.

Now; let me express to you that within projection, or that which you term to be out-of-body experiences, (chuckling) these occupy the same Regional Area 1 as you occupy within your waking state of awareness, that which we term to be your objective awareness.  A projection within consciousness is also within this same area of consciousness.  You are not moving into Regional Area 2, which would be the subjective area of consciousness.  Therefore, there is a difference between your dream state and a projection or out-of-body state.

In this, many individuals express questioning and inquiries as to how they may be accomplishing this situation and holding the experience of an out-of-body experience.  Therefore, I shall offer you an exercise that you may practice, and this may be helpful to you in your engagement of this activity, if you are so choosing.

Let me express to you what the advantage is of engaging in this type of action.  In engaging the allowance of an out-of-body experience that you hold an objective recall of ... for you DO engage in out-of-body experiences quite often.  You merely do not allow yourselves the remembrance of this action objectively.  This does not mean that you do not engage the action, for you do, but the advantage to yourselves in engaging this action is that this allows you the opportunity to manipulate within consciousness.  It allows you the opportunity to move into other areas of creativity within your objective state or awareness.  It also allows you an opening within your awareness that prepares you in the action of this shift, for within this shift in consciousness you shall be moving into more of an awareness of your reality, of yourselves, of your own subjectivity, and of essence, and in this allowing yourselves the opportunity to engage other dimensions, other realities, other areas of consciousness.

In engaging out-of-body experiences, you also may manipulate THROUGH space and THROUGH the thickness of your time framework.  You allow yourselves a window to move through time frameworks.  You are not bound to this one particular time element.  Therefore, you loose the hold of your belief systems and your perception of linear time.  This allows you more of a mobility within consciousness, and it allows you an objective awareness of your mobility and your creativity.  Therefore, it is not merely a fun activity -- although it may be considered fun -- but it is also useful to you within your movement in this dimension in accessing information more efficiently and allowing yourselves more of a mobility.

Therefore, I offer to you this exercise.  Allow yourselves a quiet time frame; not a sleep state, but merely quietness and relaxation.  As you move into a quiet relaxation, allow yourselves a pleasant visualization.  I shall offer you an example which you may choose to engage, or you may create your own if you are so choosing.  I shall offer to you:

Envision yourselves upon the top of a mountain.  Quietly sit upon the top of this mountain, recognizing and visualizing all of the aspects that you may view within your actual physical reality, noticing the rocks, the plants, the sky, the breeze.  Feel the air upon your physical skin.  Allow yourselves to move fully into the experience of the visualization; not merely the visualization, but the EXPERIENCE of the visualization.  Spend some of your time within this visualizing state, allowing yourself sense data in this state.  Allow yourself to smell the vegetation around you, the earth, the rocks.  Allow yourself to engage all of your senses -- your outer senses -- within this state of visualization.  As you move into the total experience of this visualization in this relaxed state, create a moment to SNAP yourselves.

Before you enter this visualization, create a direction that you are choosing to move into and engage with.  "I wish to visit an acquaintance within another location.  I wish to visit another physical location upon my planet.  I wish to engage and visit another dimension."  But choose specifically.  Be directed in your choice, for this is your practicing.  Later, as you accomplish more easily, you need not be so directed in where you choose to be projecting to, for it shall become automatic and you may move freely, but initially it is helpful if you are focused and you hold an idea, a thought of a destination.  This offers you more directedness, which is familiar to you.  One of the reasons that individuals find difficulty in this action of projection is that it is unfamiliar to them.  Therefore, they enter the area of fearfulness and they hold to their energy and they do not accomplish objectively projecting.  Therefore, if you offer yourselves some elements of familiarity within your behavior, this shall be quelling of some aspects of your fearfulness.
If you are choosing to be creating or inventing of a cord that tethers you to your physical body, you may, although this is very unnecessary and is merely a projection that you create or invent to offer yourselves a feeling of safety in an unfamiliar action.  In actuality, there is no thread that tethers you to your physical body, for you are not removing entirely from your physical body.  An element of your subjective awareness continues to be maintaining your physical form for a period of time.  Therefore, your physical form continues to function as if within a sleep state.

Now; I shall deviate briefly and express to you that this is not to say that you may not entirely remove your consciousness from your physical body in this state and that your physical body consciousness may not continue to be functioning for a number of hours, but ONLY for a number of hours without the direction of your consciousness.  But we are not speaking of advanced class in projection!  We are speaking of remedial projection presently, and the beginner's course!  (Chuckling, and laughter)

Therefore, as you choose your direction, repeat this to yourself several times before entering into your visualization.  Offer yourself a trigger.  You may incorporate a physical aspect -- an alarm, a bell -- to be signaling you as to your SNAP point if you are so choosing, but this is unnecessary.  If you ARE choosing to be incorporating outside physical interruption of your visualization, you may set your tone, your bell, to be interrupting you subsequent to approximately ten minutes of your visualization.  You may, if choosing, set this for slightly longer, but it is unnecessary.  In actuality, you may move quite quickly into a visualization and hold yourself within the experience of the visualization.  It is not requiring of extended time periods of tremendous "meditation" as you view it, (humorously) that you must be incorporating hours of your time frame to be connecting with yourself!  You automatically move into this direction, and therefore, if you are offering yourself a visualization you shall be engaging this, and it is unnecessary to be incorporating inner chattering.

As you have incorporated the experience of involving all of your outer senses in your visualization and you have moved entirely into the visualization, at that point pull to yourself your direction immediately, quickly.  Offer yourself the thought of your direction.  This shall be your SNAP.  You are interrupting your quietness, your relaxation of your visualization, and thrusting yourself into your direction.

Once you have created your SNAP, wait ... and within this waiting you may be experiencing within very few minutes, within less than five of your minutes, the sensation and the movement of yourself into the recognition of the projection, and a new visual shall appear to you.

You shall also hold an awareness of yourself in what YOU term to be an astral body.  There is no astral body.  It is merely a difference in consciousness, and your manifestation of what is familiar to you.  Therefore, you manifest what you think of as an astral body, for you may recognize yourself in this.  You may look at yourself and see the familiar body form, and this shall not be surprising to you or fearful to you.  You may move freely about, and you may also allow yourself the reassurance, once you have entered into this state, that no harmfulness shall befall you within this state.

Although you may create certain situations even within a projecting state that shall be physically affecting of your physical form, within the state of projecting you shall not hold an awareness of the physical affectingness.  Example:  You may choose to be moving through a field.  You may create stubbing your foot upon a rock in this field, and you may return to your physical body and you may view a physical bruise upon your physical foot, for your body is affected, for it is an aspect of you.  It is not separated from you.  Once again, it is not a vessel!  It is a manifestation, a projection of essence, and is your creation of your physical mirror image of you.  Therefore, it is continuously connected to your consciousness and is affected, but I shall also express to you that for the most part individuals do not engage situations that shall be physically affecting of their physical body form while they are participating within a projection state.

Once in this state, you may freely manipulate.  You may move into the area of playfulness and you may emulate your belief systems of ghosts.  You may move through walls.  You may project to any area upon your physical planet that you are so choosing.  You may pierce veils of dimensions.  You may enter other areas of consciousness.  You may play with time.  You may project forward, so to speak -- although there is no forward -- in time and visit futurely, or you may project backward in time -- although there is no backward -- and you may visit what you view to be past elements of your history.

It is entirely your choice in your playfulness, of that which you choose to be investigating.  You may also encounter and engage other focuses of your own essence within this state of projection.  This is another manner in which you may engage your other focuses beside your new game of hypnosis or meditation or dream state.  This offers you merely another avenue to be investigating of different elements of yourself and your reality and all that you create.

Do not allow yourselves to move into the area of discouragement if you are not accomplishing initially upon your first attempt at this exercise, for many individuals already hold an extreme fearfulness in this area.  Therefore, this is quite holding to your energy, but I shall express to you that within your SNAP, you also move into the position of not allowing yourself the thought process of fearfulness.  You interrupt your fearfulness, for you are surprising yourself quickly.  Therefore, you allow yourselves to plunge into the unfamiliar before you allow yourself your element of fear.  This offers you the opportunity to be slightly more successful initially than you may be in attempting other "methods," so to speak, which you are all so very, very fond of and are continuously inquiring of, that I be offering you "methods" to be moving through consciousness!  There you have it!  A method!  (Laughing)  Many other individuals connecting with this information of this evening shall be quite pleased at the engagement that Elias has offered a method, and we shall all cheer!  (Still laughing, and the group cracks up)  Appreciate this well, for I offer this very seldom!  (Still laughing)  And you may now engage your questioning, if you are so choosing.

RODNEY:  I have a question.  Is there anything that one could do or take ahead of time that would heighten the degree of success, like exercise or take drugs or smoke marijuana or get tanked on wine or whatever?  (Big belly laugh from Elias here)  Is there anything that one could do?

ELIAS:  (Grinning)  This would be an aspect of your belief systems.  In certain situations, you may be engaging in your substances or in your activities physically IF they are in compliance with your belief systems and IF you are believing that they are helpful to you, for you shall create in alignment with your belief systems.

Therefore, if you believe that you shall be more easily open within consciousness if you are participating in your substances, then you shall be!  If you are believing that you shall be creating of more thickness in engaging these substances, you shall be!  If you are believing that your physical body shall project you into a euphoric state in exercising in extreme ... and what be your popular belief system now?  Ah, yes!  "Endorphins are affected by extreme physical activity, and this shall be heightening your awareness and allowing you an opening to consciousness."  If you are holding this belief system, it shall, although it is unnecessary, for you may open yourselves without any of these extracurricular activities!  (Chuckling)
 
Although I shall also, as a continuation of our last meeting, be repeating to you that your natural inclination is to move in the area of pleasure in all of its forms and that your belief systems are merely those elements that color your perception and alter your reality in your creating in regard to pleasure, but in itself it is a natural element that you are pursuant of and therefore holds no aspect of right or wrong.  Therefore, I shall be rocking of the boat once again and expressing to you all:  Indulge!  Engage!  Be pleasurable and fun and engage whatever you shall be choosing, for it matters not.  They are experiences.
 
And Michael shall be quite displeased with my expression of this within his own belief systems, in giving license to free-for-all!  (Chuckling, the group laughs, and there is a 10-second pause)

Such chatter within you all, and such quietness!

JOANNE:  I have a question, Elias.  Actually I have a couple, but I had something that I wanted to tell you first, that I wanted to share with you.  The last time I was here was obviously my first ever even thoughts that anything like this could even be possible, and I do have to say that if it had been anybody but Aileen that had invited me here to experience this, I would've certainly thought that it was the greatest hoax, scam, performance, whatever, that I had ever seen in my life!  (Elias chuckles)  But due to my belief systems, I was comfortable in the fact that she had guided me here, and I was quite taken in with you, and it's had a very large impact on me, and I've just become so full of questions!  I feel like I don't understand.  I don't know anything.  I don't understand anything!

ELIAS:  Ah, but you do!

JOANNE:  I'm sure I do!  (Laughing)  But I've been reading some transcripts, and since you seem to be ... I'm a little amazed tonight too because I asked Aileen today if she would share with me how to move the way you just described, and I can't believe that you just sat here and told us, because I asked her!  But since you're feeling so generous, I was thinking that maybe you could tell me ... I'm really curious to know what my essence name is, and my family.

ELIAS:  Ah!  Very well.  (Accessing)  Essence name, Hariett; H-A-R-I-E-T-T; essence family, Sumafi; alignment, Ilda. (Pronounced hair-ette', with an almost indistinguishable "h" sound)

JOANNE:  Thank you very much.  I really appreciate you sharing that with me.

ELIAS:  You are quite welcome.  And you have much time framework if you are choosing to be engaging your inquiries!  (Smiling)

TOM:  Elias, I have a question.  Can you explain for me what we perceive to be the laws of physics -- action, reaction, positive, negative?  Are these just something that are created by our belief systems, or do these have some actual permanent significance?

ELIAS:  Let me express to you that within this dimension and within your creation of your reality as you hold the understanding of it presently and pastly, they are reality, but they are limited to this particular dimension, for they are entirely influenced by the belief system of cause and effect.

You move into the area of creating mass belief systems as explanations to yourselves of elements that you do not understand.  Therefore, you have created the belief system that for each cause of action, there is an effect or reaction.  This, as I have stated, is directly influenced by your mass belief systems, which have been hold (held) for many millennium.  These have been offered to yourselves by yourselves, in explanation for actions that you create.

Let me offer you an example which may be quite easy for you to be understanding in the area of belief system, and you may apply this also to your sciences that you have created your new religions with, for you hold tremendous belief systems and "faith" in your sciences!  (Smiling)  Therefore, they also have become another source of belief systems, another religion which is no different from all of your other religions.  It merely expresses belief systems in a different manner that you accept more rationally as opposed to mystically within your present time framework, for now you move into the area of technology, a new exploration.

But in the example that I offer, you hold belief systems in the area of your planet.  You look to your solar system, you look to your universe, and you create belief systems in the area of what you term to be astrology.  Obviously this is not scientific, but it serves as a very good example in reality, for in the area of the belief systems of astrology, you believe that your planets move in certain orbs and certain directions and are affecting of you as individuals and en masse according to their movement.  In actuality, YOU are creating of THEIR movement in mirror image to YOUR movement within your focus individually and en masse.  Therefore, you have reversed the concept of the action within your belief systems, for you believe that you as individuals, and even within mass, are not capable; do not hold the ability to be creating of all of your reality.

(Humorously)  YOU are not manipulating of all of the elements of your reality!  THEY are independently creating themselves, or some supreme being within consciousness is creating of them, which is out of your sphere!  But you, within this meager small "learning planet" upon this "plane" of existence in this very "low level" that you aspire to move outside of in your quest to become more "enlightened," could not possibly be creating of all of your reality!  Therefore, you create belief systems that shall offer you explanations of what you are creating, for obviously YOU are not creating it!

In this, your sciences do not acknowledge the reality of the energy of consciousness and its preceding, so to speak, within linear time frame, of physical manifestations or actions.  In this, they create explanations with limited information, for they do not allow themselves to be accessing the information that shall offer them the actual actions that are occurring.

You may step before a carriage and it may be physically engaging you and running you over, and as it runs over the top of you, this is an action, and your belief system dictates to you individually and en masse -- which mass belief systems hold great strength and energy -- that you shall be injured; you shall bear physical evidence that you have been run over by the carriage.  But you may arise and you may choose not to be creating of this, and shall bear no markings of the action at all.  Within your sciences, it is dictated that for every action there is a reaction; there is a cause and effect.  But there is not necessarily an effect for all cause.  (Smiling)

They view behaviors of certain elements of physical creations that you have created to be interactive within this dimension for specific purposes.  In this, they view them to be consistent, although they are not always consistent.  Your physicists move into the direction of attempting to create a block, a box that they may place physical elements in and express, "These physical elements always exhibit the same behavior."  But they do not!  At times they deviate from the behavior, for although they may many times move in the direction of displaying the same behavior for the reason that you have created this action purposefully for certain workings of your manifestations within this particular physical dimension, and links of consciousness are in agreement with this and choose to be compliant, each link of consciousness IS consciousness and holds free will and holds it own ability for choice.  Therefore, at times, links of consciousness, which are comprising of choice and are the make-up of elements that you view to be as atoms or other physical elements ... which to this time framework, you continue to not view these mysterious atoms!  But these links of consciousness that make up these atoms may be choosing not to be compliant, and therefore creating of a different behavior and not being consistent.

You may also view in amazement individuals that you consider to hold strange powers or tremendous abilities within enlightenment within your own physical environment, within your own physical time framework; "masters" or mystics that defy the laws, so to speak, of your physical reality.  If you drop an apple, gravity shall pull it to the ground; cause and effect.  But one of your masters may drop an apple, and it may float and defy your laws of gravity!  YOU may float, if you are so choosing to create!  Levitation is NOT a fantasy.  It is a reality!  And how may you explain this within your laws of your sciences, that you hold these fields that are absolute?  THERE ARE NO ABSOLUTES within your physical dimension.  ALL may be challenged.  It is merely a choice within consciousness.

Therefore, to your question, yes.  It is directly influenced by your belief systems, and in altering your belief systems, you also alter your reality.  This be the reason that you MAY alter your reality, for as it is presented presently, it is directly filtered through your belief systems.

This is not to say that your belief systems are bad.  That perception moves you into the area of duplicity.  Your belief systems are not bad.  They are not good, either.  There merely are, and they are that which is creating of your reality.  But in not holding to your belief systems so very strongly, you also allow yourselves the expansiveness of your creativity and the ability to explore more of your reality.

As you hold to these belief systems tightly, you also create your box for yourselves; not for consciousness, not for the manifestation of consciousness or even physical matter, but for yourselves in your explorations, for you limit yourselves in not allowing yourselves to move beyond and view that there is much more to your reality than you allow yourselves to view.  If you are allowing yourselves an openness and not boxing yourselves into your scientific belief systems so very strongly, you may view many more elements of your own creations that shall be quite surprising to you!  You have already created many objective evidences of this for yourselves, which you term to be "accidents," that you do not understand: your element of your Philadelphia experiment, that even within this present now moment you do not understand.  It is not an accident!  It is a tapping into more of your reality which does not fit within your scientific belief systems.  You hold many examples throughout your history of these types of action that you have "accidentally stumbled upon."  And I express to you, there are no accidents!

(Intently)  You purposefully create certain actions to offer yourselves evidences that there is more to your reality than you allow yourselves to view, and then you ponder and you question and you retreat to the safety of your sciences and your religions, which offer you familiarity, but offer you also partial explanations for certain aspects of your reality that you may feel comfortable with.

RODNEY:  I hear you say, and at least my experience is, I do not allow myself to engage in certain activities out of fear.  I don't know if you can do this, but could you talk to me personally about my fear of being in very high places, like on the edge of a cliff?  I've discovered, or at least I think I've discovered, that one possible cause for my being afraid of being on the edge of a very big cliff is my willingness to jump off.  I don't know if that's true or not, but I know that it's very real.  It fills me with a sense of enormousness to be on the edge of a cliff, and I suspect that this experience is somehow related to my fear of truly engaging in a method that would lead me into an OOB, because I've never really committed myself to truly induct myself either into that or into dreaming or into a lot of things, and I know I'm capable of doing that, but I back off.

ELIAS:  Absolutely!

RODNEY:  Could you speak to my personal relationship with fear?

ELIAS:  Certainly.  There are many different aspects of this particular issue.

Now; let me express to you, as this applies to yourself and also to all individuals present within this forum, that just as you hold the belief system in reverse of your astrology, as I have stated, you also hold the belief system in reverse that you hold a fear of death and not of life.  In actuality, life is that which is unfamiliar to you.  Manifestation within physical dimensions is that creation which is unfamiliar to you.  That which you perceive to be death is a movement into familiar areas of consciousness. Physical manifestation is unfamiliar.  It is an exploration.  This be the reason why you have created it, to be exploring unfamiliar areas of experience.

In this, there are several aspects of your particular physical creation in this manner that are affecting of you in the area of fearfulness, but not only the area of fearfulness.  There is a duplicitous aspect of this flirting that you create.  You allow yourself to move in the direction of flirting with what you term to be fearfulness, but not entirely engaging.

You may stand upon a cliff, and to your way of thinking you may fantasize of your engaging jumping off, but you shall not engage this action.  You shall toy with the idea and flirt with the concept, for in one aspect there is a knowing within self that it matters not.  It is merely a choice of experience, and what shall you be engaging in this action?  Shall you engage death?  And this matters not, for you shall not be dead.  You shall merely emerge into another area of consciousness; move from one country to another within consciousness.

Therefore, there is one aspect of self that is recognizing of this, but also there is another aspect of self which holds to belief systems in the area of control.  Control is a very strong mass belief system within this particular dimension.  You aspire to be controlling of EVERYTHING -- of yourselves, of your environment, of other individuals, of creatures, of vegetation, even of rocks!  EVERYTHING within your physical dimension you aspire to be controlling of ... which in actuality is ludicrous, for you ARE controlling of it all!  (Laughter)

So, what shall you control?  What shall you manipulate that you do not already manipulate?  You have created it all!  Therefore, how shall you be "out of control" if there is no out of control?  But you hold the belief system that you need be in control or you shall be out of control, and if you are out of control, oh my my my!  This shall be very bad, for god alone knows -- which is you -- what shall be occurring if you are out of control!  (Laughing)  You may be creating familiarity!

Therefore, you hold to the issue of control, believing that as you stand upon the cliff and do not engage the action of jumping off, you are in control, but the fear element enters into this aspect, for you are not quite objectively sure or convinced that you are holding the control as you stand upon your cliff, for another element which is not in your control may appear and push you off, and this shall be out of your control, which is not out of your control, for you have drawn the experience to you!  Therefore, it IS within your control, for there is no aspect of your focus, of your existence, of your creation that is NOT within your control.

RODNEY:  So why do I scare myself?

ELIAS:  It is a byproduct of the belief systems held.  There is no element of control or lack of control.  You merely are, and in this the byproduct of the belief system of control produces fearfulness.

Unfamiliarity also produces fearfulness.  You are within a physical manifestation.  This, although in one aspect is your natural element ... for there is no unnatural element for you or to you, for all that you create is natural to you!  But in one respect, in the exploration of unfamiliarity, it appears unnatural to you in certain aspects of your belief systems to be within physical manifestation, for your natural aspect is to be within non-physical manifestation. Therefore, within the physical, as it is unfamiliar, you hold uncertainty.
 
And what shall occur and what shall happen to you if you fling yourself from the cliff?  This is an unfamiliar area and creates a lack of trustfulness within yourself, for you hold to the belief systems of cause and effect.  You hold to the belief systems that if you are flinging yourself off of your cliff, you shall surely plummet to the ground!  Gravity shall pull you, and you certainly shall not float!  And you are not a bird, so you certainly shall not fly!

Therefore, your belief systems dictate to you your behavior -- your cause and effect -- and they create an uncertainty within you which is unfamiliar, and unfamiliarity also creates fearfulness, and this creates blocking.  Therefore, you do not engage the action.  But in recognizing these elements, you may also be addressing to this and allowing yourself a freedom from this fearfulness, recognizing that it matters not your choice of experience.  There is no death, and you shall not be hurtful to yourself.  I am speaking singularly to you, for many individuals ARE hurtful to themselves within physical focuses, but in these areas YOU shall not be hurtful to yourself.  Therefore, it matters not your choice of experience.

(Firmly)  I am NOT suggesting that you fling yourself from a cliff!

RODNEY:  Like Carlos Castaneda?  (Laughter)  I won't!

ELIAS:  (Chuckling)  I am merely offering you that you need not engage this fearfulness any longer -- unless you are choosing to be experiencing fearfulness merely for the experience -- for it is unnecessary.  No harmfulness shall befall you.

RODNEY:  Thank you.  Much of what you've said will be helpful.

NANCY:  Elias, I'd like to go back to the course in projection, remedial 101.  (Elias chuckles)  And....

ELIAS:  (Humorously)  No, no, no, no, no!  This is not 101!  That would be Acceptance 101!  This is merely the beginning course of projection!  (Chuckling, and the group laughs)  You may continue.

NANCY:  Regarding projection and being directed as to where it is you want to go, is it a matter more of unclutteredness and simplicity of mind?  Where does intention come in, and what kind of impact would intention have on the equation to facilitate the process?

ELIAS:  I may express to you that within your intention, this may be quite motivating and may be helpful in the regard that if you are merely whimsically creating of the direction "I wish to be engaging a visitation of the Bahamas merely for the reason that I choose to be vacationing," in difference to "I shall be projecting specifically to be viewing a certain area, another aspect of myself as another focus, another individual or activity within my present focus, an acquaintance, that I may offer myself the validation that I have accomplished," these aspects, these intentions may be more motivating.  If you hold questioning in a certain area, as do some individuals -- "I have lost, so to speak, a family member.  I do not know objectively where they may be found upon the planet presently.  I wish to be projecting to be engaging this individual and recognizing objectively their location." -- this shall be a motivating factor; individuals that are separated, family members or friends, this is a very motivating factor.

Therefore, the intention does have a playing element in this action of your SNAP and shall be more motivating and offer you more successfulness than if you are merely projecting with little motivation, merely to be visiting an element of your planet that you have never physically viewed objectively within your particular focus before.  Therefore, yes, it shall be helpful to you.

But the most important aspect of this exercise is the SNAP -- that action which shall catch you off your guard, so to speak, which shall project you, which shall interrupt your flow during your time of relaxation and shall not allow you the objective time framework to be moving yourself objectively into fearfulness.

Now; I may also express to you that once you find yourself projecting, you may immediately project back, for you shall recognize that you have projected and you shall be engaging your fear element.  But you have also offered yourself in this activity the validation that you may be accomplishing, therefore also offering yourself the motivation to continue practicing, and practicing offers you familiarity, and familiarity offers you ease and effortlessness.  Therefore, practice is quite beneficial to you.

We shall break, and you may continue with your questioning briefly.

BREAK   9:04 PM
RESUME  9:46 PM (Arrival time is 10 seconds)

ELIAS:  Continuing. (8-second pause)  And you have no more inquiries?

SALLY:  Yes!  We all talked together at the break, and we were wondering if you could clear up to us about the SNAP in the out-of-body experience.  How do you create the SNAP so that you DO go out-of-body?

ELIAS:  As I have stated, initially choose a direction.  Choose a focus that you hold an intention to be projecting to.  Once you have allowed yourself the entire mergence into the visualization and the experience of the visualization, offer yourself a very quick break in that experience and enter the thought quickly of your direction.  Alter your attention immediately.  Do not hesitate, but immediately alter your attention and place your attention from the area of the relaxation and the experience of the visualization immediately into the thought of the direction, and in this you shall be creating of a physical SNAP within you, for you are essentially altering your state from this consuming relaxation and participation in experience of the visualization into an immediate different state of a thought, and in this you create the SNAP.

Once you have created the immediacy of the thought, which moves your attention instantaneously from your visualization into a thought process, do not allow yourself to be drifting into other thoughts.  Merely offer yourself the immediate thought of your direction, and then hold.  Wait.  Allow yourself to hold within the thought.

It is unnecessary to be repeating the thought to yourself: "I am projecting to my acquaintance.  I am projecting to my acquaintance.  I am projecting to my acquaintance."  This is unnecessary.  You need merely offer yourself the thought instantaneously once, and then hold with that thought, and within a very short time period, so to speak, within one to five of your minutes, your visual shall begin to materialize and you shall begin to feel your experience in moving into the projection.

Now; do not confuse yourselves by entering belief systems into this action.  In this my meaning is, do not allow yourselves to move into the direction of anticipating certain expected activity, (humorously) such as an actual viewing of yourself moving out of your body and turning to view your lifeless body sitting or lying within your room!  Do not concern yourself with this action.  Once you have become more familiar with the action of projection and once you have eliminated your fear aspect, you may allow yourself this opportunity to be viewing your physical form as you project away from your physical form, but that action in itself may become fearful to you.

Therefore, do not concern yourself with viewing your physical form as you are leaving.  You may instantaneously project from your physical body and instantaneously appear at your destination.  You do not need to be traveling in the manner that you travel objectively physically.  Physically, your movement is limited to time frameworks and to motion in the manner of propelling yourself by movement of your physical body or by a vehicle in which you travel AROUND space.  You do not travel through space.  You travel in and around space.  Within projection, you travel THROUGH space.  Therefore, it is unnecessary for vehicles, for you may instantaneously appear at your destination.

Therefore, in this I express to you to be accepting of however you choose to be projecting and your manifestation of that projection, and not anticipating or expecting a certain "method" for its accomplishment, for if you are expecting a certain method, such as viewing your body and moving slowly away from your body, you shall also incorporate your fearfulness, and this shall propel you back to your physical form.  Therefore, merely be accepting of however you have chosen to create your projection, recognizing that you shall choose the most efficient manner to be projecting without fearfulness.

You may find yourself partially upon your journey to your destination or you may find yourself instantaneously at your destination.  You may choose to be projecting to another individual which lives within your town.  You may find yourself within your projection midway to that person's location, and you may find that you are creating that you must walk -- or fly! -- the rest of the way to be connecting with the actual physical location of the individual you intend to be encountering, or you may immediately project to the actual location of the other individual, if this is your choice of your direction.  Be accepting of whatever your manner is in your projection and allowing yourself the freedom to continue with your movement in this.

Look to the experience once you have accomplished the beginning of the projection.  If you are experiencing a slight element of fearfulness, remind yourself that this is a wondrous adventure and this is FUN!  In this you shall also be stifling of your fearfulness.  Be wondrous in your adventure, and you shall quell your apprehensions and allow yourself the accomplishment of your projection.

Also, do not be discounting of yourselves if you are experiencing a partial projection but you are also snapping yourselves back to your familiarity of your physical form, for you have accomplished initially.  Therefore, do not allow yourselves to be moving into the area of frustration and berating yourselves and reinforcing your own issues in duplicity, but be acknowledging of yourselves and expressing to yourselves what wondrous creatures you are that you have accomplished even partially, for this offers you the opportunity to accomplish again and to be practicing more, for you have already offered yourselves your validation that you hold the ability to be accomplishing.

SALLY:  Thank you.

ELIAS:  You are very welcome.

SALLY:  I understand now.  Also Elias, we were all talking before and we were wondering if you would be willing to go around the room and tell each person in this group what their name is and what their essence family is.

ELIAS:  Ah, very well.  I have offered some already.  (Chuckling)  And you each may be offering to my scribe your physically focused names, that Lawrence may not be experiencing frustration with myself in this offering!  (Good idea, Elias!)  One moment.

(To Jim)  Allen, essence name; family, Tumold; alignment, Vold.

(To Betsy)  Essence name, Mary; family, Sumafi; alignment, Milumet.

(To Sally)  Essence name, Bistell; B-I-S-T-E-L-L; family, Sumafi; alignment, Tumold.

(To Nancy)  Essence name, Jsanelle; J-S-A-N-E-L-L-E; family, Sumafi; alignment, Vold.

(To Sheila)  Essence name, Richard; family, Milumet; alignment, Zuli.

(To Mari)  Essence name, Cathdarh; C-A-T-H-D-A-R-H; family, Sumafi; alignment, Milumet.

(To Rodney)  Essence name, Zacharie; Z-A-C-H-A-R-I-E; family, Sumafi; alignment, Sumari.

And as expressed, you shall offer your physically focused names to Lawrence for transcribing.  (But they didn't do it, Elias!  Whine!)

BETSY:  Elias, I'm new, and you just told me my name is Mary.  Is that right?

ELIAS:  Correct.

BETSY:  Can you tell me the three things again and spell everything except Mary, please?

ELIAS:  Ah, this shall be within your transcribing, and also you may be connecting with Michael for the transcript of the essence families which shall offer you the description of what the connection is for these families.  You are belonging to one family of Sumafi, and you are aligning within this one focus to the family of Milumet.  Therefore, the explanation of these families has been offered previously, which you may be engaging through Michael or Lawrence subsequent to this particular session.

FEMALE:  Elias, we are a little confused as to who is who.  Was I Richard or was this person Richard?

Vic's note:  You think YOU'RE confused!

ELIAS:  Richard.

FEMALE:  Me?

ELIAS:  No.

FEMALE:  Okay, she is Richard.

ELIAS:  Correct.  This shall all be quite clear within its transcribing.  You shall hold no question as to my offering of these essence names and families, for Michael has become quite efficient at offering information to Lawrence to be accurate in this area.  I require, so to speak -- (chuckling) so to speak! -- accuracy for the least amount of distortion within these sessions.  Therefore, they have both become quite accomplished and efficient in the area of creating this for our purposes.

Vic's note:  Well, that's wonderful!  BUT, I still don't know who's who at this point.  I'll figure it out, but it would be more time-efficient if ya'll would remember to identify yourselves, especially when asking questions ... please?

ELIAS:  Are you wishing of more questions this evening?  For I wish not to be engaging lengthy and be taxing of Michael in this area, for he has been engaging a number of these energy exchanges recently, and I shall intervene every so often ... gently, for I shall not be intrusive.  It is his choice.  And you are wishing inquiry?

SALLY:  I have one other question about the out-of-body experience.

ELIAS:  Very well.

SALLY:  Did I understand you to say that we could project to any physical area, or could we, say, project to Venus?

ELIAS:  Absolutely.

SALLY:  It doesn't have to be on earth physically, right?

ELIAS:  No.  You may project within another dimension if you are so choosing.

RODNEY:  I have a question.  I'm working on a little math problem.  Could I project myself into one of the workings of this mathematics?

ELIAS:  Absolutely.  Let me express to you that mathematics, in your understanding of it, are relative to this dimension.  Therefore, they are closely involved with this particular dimension objectively.  In this, you need be projecting merely within your own dimension and not outside of your own dimension to be accessing this particular information, for your mathematics which apply to your physical manifestation of this particular dimension are relative only to it and are not relative to other physical dimensions, and are not relative at all to non-physical areas.

RODNEY:  Thank you.

ELIAS:  You are welcome.

RODNEY:  I have another question along that line then.  Is the creation of mathematics an art form?

ELIAS:  All that you create you may express to be an art form, for it is all creative!  They are all expressions of creativity and explorations within areas of consciousness of becoming, in the most diverse manners that you may imagine.  Therefore, within the complexity of consciousness, within this particular dimension you have created MUCH complexity for a very extensive exploration of physical manifestation.

Contrary to your present belief systems within your "metaphysics," (chuckling) as I have stated previously, you are not within a "school" within this dimension.  You are not upon a "lowly plane."  In actuality, this particular physical dimension, as I have expressed previously, is one of the most complex physical dimensions that are created presently, within ALL dimensions and universes within consciousness.  You allow yourself tremendous diversity within this particular physical dimension!
Therefore, if approached by individuals expressing to you that you have been "placed" here by some outside element and that you are "learning" through experiencing within the area of "karma and remanifestation," you may express in response that you are a glorious being, and that you hold no necessity to be repeating of any experience, and that you are not used material!  You are a new wondrous creation in yourselves and shall never be repeated again, for you shall always continue and have always been yourself!  (Chuckling)  And that no individual shall be discounting of you and contributing to the belief system of duplicity, that you are not as wondrous and worthy as you are!

RODNEY:  Thank you.

ELIAS:  But also in this, recognize the wondrousness and gloriousness of them also, for they are the same as you!  (Chuckling)

MARI:  You mentioned projecting possibly into another dimension?

ELIAS:  Quite.

MARI:  I know that we create our own reality, but if we go into another dimension, can we also go into someone else's reality ... that we might like their creation?

ELIAS:  No.  This would be an aspect of essence and would be deemed intrusive.  Every creation, every focus, every aspect holds its own integrity, its own tone, and its own choices, and just as no other element of consciousness may project into you -- with the exception of mergence, through agreement only, to be accessing information within the area of experience temporarily, but only with expressed agreement -- you also may not be intrusive to any other essence within consciousness.

You may project into another dimension, another reality, but this projection may hold slight differences from that in which you project in this particular dimension, for in this particular dimension, within the action of projection, at times, if allowing yourself the openness, you may be not only aware of other individuals projecting also, but they shall also hold an awareness of you.  Within other dimensions, you shall be aware of other individuals, so to speak -- for I shall not be labeling them as "beings," for this perpetuates your belief systems of extraterrestrials and aliens, which all of you are -- but they shall not hold an awareness of you, therefore continuing the veil that shall not be interrupting or disturbing of their reality and their creation of it, for each dimension is created purposefully for that particular individual experience within physical reality -- its own purposefulness, its own exploration of experiences -- and they are all different.

Therefore, just as little aliens do not interrupt your dimension -- which they do not -- and alter your reality, you also shall not be interrupting of their reality.  This is intrusive, and this is not acceptable within essence.  But you may view and you may even leave your mark, so to speak, within their physical dimension, as other dimensions have also left their marks within your physical dimension -- landmarks -- but they do not interrupt your focus or your reality merely by leaving their landmarks.  These are bleed-throughs, which I have stated previously, and these bleed-throughs do not alter your reality.  Therefore, they are harmless.

Those which you view to be aliens, extraterrestrials, little gray squashy guys, (grinning) are merely aspects of yourselves that you present to yourselves and appear to you within a manifestation that is familiar and acceptable to you, but in actuality they are not "visiting creatures" from other planets within this particular dimension.  They ARE bleed-throughs of other focuses of yourselves within other dimensions, but you shall not find them upon Venus (grinning) unless you are projecting through the veil of dimensions, and in this you may even discover Martians!  (Chuckling)

FEMALE:  Just quickly, you speak of duplicity a lot.  I know words often fail us, but by duplicity, do you mean the world of duality?

ELIAS:  I express this word purposefully.  You hold many more belief systems in the area of the belief system of duality.  You attach more belief systems to the terminology of duality.  Therefore, in using this term I may be moving into areas of perpetuating your belief systems in this area.  I expressly am using of the word duplicity, for it is expressive of these -- what you term to be -- opposite views that you hold simultaneously of yourselves.

You view yourselves to be good and you view yourselves to be bad.  You view yourselves to be worthy and you view yourselves to be unworthy.  These are directly influenced by religious and scientific belief systems, not only religious belief systems, for your psychology enters the area of your sciences, and this also shall express to you that you are good and you are bad simultaneously.  "You are inherently good, but you also hold animal instincts and impulses, and impulses are very bad!"  Impulses are your natural language from essence to yourselves, and you are taught within the belief systems of your sciences that they are bad and that they are not natural and that they "reduce" you -- which is quite amusing -- to the level, so to speak -- which there are no levels -- of your "animalistic instincts."  Instincts are merely repeated behaviors.  You all display instincts.  Each time you repeat a behavior, you are displaying an instinct. Therefore, instincts are not what your belief systems suggest, for you are creating of instincts continuously, for you are continuously creating of repeated behaviors!

But I shall also express to you that you may not be "reduced" to a non-existent level of a creature, for the creature is an aspect of you!  So, what shall you reduce yourself to?  Another aspect of yourself, for you have created them!  They are expressions of you.  All of what you term to be outside of you, as nature, is you.  You are not separated from these elements.  They are physical manifestations, projections of you.  All of your atmosphere are physical manifestations of your emotional projections.  All of your visible universe are physical mirror images, projections of you.

Now view the wondrousness and vastness of your tiny little selves!  (Chuckling)  Are you not wondrously amazing?  And much greater than you realize!  (Grinning)

Are you wishing of more questions this evening?

FEMALE:  I have one more.  Sometimes when I go away to a conference or something ... I'm very fond of my kitty, Daisy, and I dream sometimes that she's coming to visit me, and I suspect that she might be projecting to be with me.  Is this so?

ELIAS:  Absolutely.  Creatures are quite accomplished at this action and are quite recognizing of it, for they do not hold the belief systems that you hold.  Therefore, they are not bound in the same manner that you bind yourselves.  They are quite efficient at projecting.  They are also quite efficient at connecting with you within consciousness and accomplishing many aspects of your focus FOR you, in agreement with you!

FEMALE:  Could you expand on that?

ELIAS:  I have offered this information, which you may also be connecting with, at length recently.  Therefore, it is available to you to be accessing.

FEMALE:  Okay, thank you.

ELIAS:  You are quite welcome.

Very well!  I shall be disengaging this evening, and I shall be anticipating your inquiries at our next meeting ... little mouse, (grinning at somebody) as you are withholding for this evening!  (Laughter)  I shall be expressing great affection to you all, and anticipating our next interaction and what wondrous discussions we may be engaging!  Therefore, to you all this evening, I bid you all a very fond au revoir!

Elias departs at 10:27 PM.