“But you are shifting! One of the pieces of shifting is unpredictability and not following the rules. And that may not appear to be very safe presently, but this is what you are learning. You don’t have to have all the answers.”
ELIAS: Good afternoon!
GROUP: Good afternoon, Elias! Hi, Elias!
ELIAS: (Chuckles) As you are aware, we have entered into your new wave. (Laughs) And I will simply preface briefly that the science wave is not necessarily about science in relation to inventions or new creations, but more in relation to science itself and how it influences you in your lives, not being scientists. And as I have expressed previously in introducing this new wave, what you are tremendously beginning with is the base of science itself, which is rules.
In that, I would express to you that this is definitely a matter of perception and it is not the same as your guidelines. It isn’t the same type of expression as you generate in relation to your individual guidelines—which generally you project onto other individuals and expect them to follow your guidelines, but this is somewhat different.
Each of you at very young ages develop a part of your perception that sets rules for the world, in a manner of speaking. They are rules about behavior, what people’s behavior should be. You don’t necessarily think about this. You don’t define it to yourself through thinking, but you definitely have rules about how people should behave. And when they don’t, you react. You don’t necessarily think to yourself, “People should behave in a particular manner. If someone speaks to you, you should acknowledge them.” You don’t necessarily think that, but you ACT it. You react when people don’t follow your rules. When you expect people to behave in certain manners and they don’t do it, you will react. And people DON’T generally follow your rules, and this creates a considerable amount of conflict.
Even if it doesn’t create conflict between people, it creates conflict within yourself, because it is difficult for you to accept when people don’t follow the rules. And they aren’t what you think of as YOUR rules – although they ARE your rules – but you don’t associate with them in that manner. You associate with them in the manner that they are simply THE rules for all of humanity. They are THE rules that govern the world. And you don’t think about who DESIGNED the rules that govern the world; you simply know what they are, and you simply know when other individuals don’t follow them or don’t adhere to them, and you don’t like it and you don’t accept it. And that creates considerable judgments.
And at times you turn those judgments on yourselves also, because you may see momentarily that you are expecting certain behaviors of other individuals, and then you may confuse the situation and turn it on yourself and judge yourself for having those rules that other people should adhere to. Or, you judge yourself because you notice that you don’t follow all of those rules either, at times.
But the point is that this is a base point in relation to the belief system of science, that science follows rules. The base element of science is what? Mathematics. And mathematics is all about rules. You don’t express three and three equals seven, because the rule is three and three equals six. And it is definite. It is absolute. It is unchangeable. Rules are rules.
The difficulty with this is the one piece of your reality that is the most important piece of your reality, which is perception. And perception doesn’t follow the rules. It does sometimes, but it doesn’t always. It isn’t bound to the rules. Therefore, this creates difficulties, and this is one of the most influencing and difficult pieces of science, is that it can’t quantify perception.
And you have to quantify with science because (chuckles) that is the rule. And in that, perception can’t be quantified. This is the reason that they cannot explain particles. Even after generations of observing them and their behavior they can’t quantify them, because it is a matter of perception. Particles behave in the manner that they behave according to your perception. They don’t behave independent of your perception, because your perception creates them and creates their movement, because your perception creates reality.
And this is the missing piece. This is the missing piece for science, this is the missing piece for your understanding. This is the missing piece or the missing link, so to speak, of reality itself and your understanding of it, is perception. Because even with that idea of perception, as we have discussed many times, in some capacities you still hold the idea that you create YOUR perception and therefore your reality, and each other individual does also, but then there is also the official reality. There is the official perception, which somehow everyone shares but no one actually has.
And once again, I will reiterate: there is no official reality. There is no official perception. And perception is limited to physical realities. There is no perception outside of physical realities, because it isn’t necessary. Because perception is a projection of reality, of physical reality.
In that, it is the projection of everything that your senses feed back to you. And in that, each one of you creates a different perception. You do generate a commonality to a degree with perception, because you are all interconnected, because you aren’t separate. Therefore, you share a degree of perception. Therefore, when you use your senses, for the most part you will agree on many expressions that you input to yourselves through your perception.
You all sniff a flower. You will see the flower very similarly. You will smell the flower. The fragrance of it will be very similar. This is how you create perfume, that you collectively agree. You collectively generate perceptions that are similar enough. They are not identical, but they are similar enough that you can create physical manifestations that for most of you appear to be almost the same, within minor differences. Therefore, when you see a building, most of you see the same building, or almost the same building.
But not always! At times, you see things very differently. And that means you experience very differently, because you experience in relation to what you input to yourself in association with your senses and your evaluation of what you are inputting to yourselves through your senses and what it means to you.
In this, this is where you deviate in relation to perception, how you create differences in perception. And this is the piece about rules, is that with rules you want everything to be definite. You want it to be the same. You want it to match. Three and three should always be six. It should never be seven or five; it is always six. This is the rule, this is what it is supposed to be, this is what you expect, and if it isn’t that, then what is stable and what is predictable? And what can you count on? And you place a high value on predictability.
If you think that you place a high value on gold or diamonds, they pale in comparison to how much you value predictability. Because unpredictability creates that feeling of unsafe. You don’t know what to expect if something is unpredictable; therefore, it isn’t safe.
And safe isn’t a state of being. It is a feeling, and feelings are what? Signals. They are telling you to pay attention to what you are doing. You are communicating to yourself in relation to what you are doing. Your feeling isn’t the communication; it is a signal.
But in that, feeling unsafe is your signal that something is threatening you. It is threatening because you can’t predict it. You don’t know what it is. Which also moves in other directions such as what you do in your life, what direction you are engaging the future, be it tomorrow or three hours from now or next year or five years from now.
This is the reason that so many of you are engaging so many questions with myself about climate change. You want to know what will happen in one year, in five years, in seven years. What will we be doing? What will the planet be doing? What is happening? Tell us what the future is, therefore we can predict and we can feel safe. Because in that, we can follow the rules and be predictable and be safe.
But you are shifting! One of the pieces of shifting is unpredictability and not following the rules. And that may not appear to be very safe presently, but this is what you are learning. You don’t have to have all the answers. You don’t have to know everything that will be occurring futurely, because you are creating it now.
You haven’t created the future yet. Therefore, you can’t predict it. You can express potentials or likelihoods, but you can’t absolutely predict what will be futurely because you haven’t created it yet. And what you are creating now is shaping what the future will be, but that changes in every moment, as you are aware.
Let me express to you, this business of rules and following the rules or not following the rules is actually much more important than you might realize yet, but you will realize soon how important it is, because many of the ideas that you hold presently and perceptions that you hold presently are likely about to be shaken.
There are some that are already becoming more and more forefront that are moving in the direction of shaking your perceptions. I will express one of them that I expressed recently with an individual in relation to shifting: So many of you are so interested in the idea of incorporating a reality in which money is not the center of it any longer – which you are moving in that direction. And one of the pieces of perception that is surprising about that—or will be surprising to most of you—is who is leading the way in relation to that manifestation and the realization of no money: banks.
Banks. The holders of money, investors of money, the promoters of money. Banks are leading the way for no money. They have been moving in this direction for approximately fifty of your years already, and you don’t see it. And you haven’t been aware of it. They have been steadily moving you in a direction to accept the IDEA of money, virtual money, for slightly more than fifty years. You use less and less actual currency. You engage with the IDEA of money with plastic cards. You aren’t exchanging money—you are exchanging the idea of money.
Which has eased you for a period of time, slowly, in the direction of not using currency any longer, of not actually engaging exchange in the manner that you used to throughout your history, and moving you in a direction in which money is not as valuable. It isn’t as important. And they are moving in directions that are very different. Rather than holding your money and rather than being repositories for your money, banks are moving in directions of encouraging people to be exchanging in other manners, to be creating businesses that you enjoy and that you want to do, not necessarily corporations as they have previously, but in relation to encouraging you to do what you love to do and creating a new type of exchange through cooperation. And the banks are the forefront of that new movement.
And they are already engaged with it. Which is doing what? Breaking the rules! This is not what banks do. This is not what banks have been created for, but this is what they are doing. They are breaking the rules. And that is difficult to accept, and it seems suspicious. And you might not necessarily be inclined yet to trust banks or bankers, because traditionally you haven’t generated a considerable amount of trust for these individuals and these establishments. But they are establishing a new frontier that holds you as their highest interest.
In this, it is also a matter of recognizing that everything in your reality is about rules, regardless of what it is. It doesn’t matter what the subject is. You can choose any subject—it involves rules.
And in that, what you are moving into now is the presentment to yourselves of the significance of perception and how individual it actually is. The previous wave was, in a manner of speaking, educating you about the subject of perception itself, that everything is about perception and that you have perception and that perception isn’t your opinion, it is your projection of reality. Now you are moving in the direction of the next step, which is about perception IS everything about your reality, that it doesn’t necessarily follow the rules, and how do you provide that stability and that safety for yourselves in what seems to be chaotic – which it isn’t, but that may be your assessment initially through reflection.
And now it is a matter of genuinely learning what reflection is, because most of you still think of reflections as being mirrors, and they aren’t. When you look at another individual, when you have an interaction and you actually have the presence with yourself to remind yourself, “Ah! This is a reflection,” and you notice that, your immediate, initial response to yourself is, “What am I doing that’s the same as what I am reflecting?” Likely nothing, because you aren’t mirroring; you are reflecting.
You projected an energy, and you are reflecting that energy back to yourself. But you don’t see the projection. You don’t always see what the perception is. That is the reason you HAVE the reflection, that you CAN see what your projection is. And then you can address to that, because the projection always comes first. Your perception is always first. Projections and reflections are designed to allow you to be aware of your reality.
I’ve been expressing from the onset of this forum: nothing is hidden from you. It is all a matter of what you pay attention to. It is not that there are hidden elements or aspects of your reality. It isn’t that there are unconscious parts of yourself or your reality—no. That is incorrect. It is a matter of what you pay attention to. And you don’t pay attention to much in relation to yourselves. There is so much more of yourself that you don’t pay attention to and that you express automatically, but you are moving in the direction of being intentional creators. That is the point of this shift, that you create your reality intentionally.
You began with Seth, who expressed, “You create your reality.” And this was revolutionary, this concept: “I create my reality? I create ALL of my reality? This is amazing! And it is empowering!” Now you move in the direction of you don’t simply create your reality, you want to create your reality intentionally in what you want it to be. Not automatically, not moving through your life with your reality being created and you don’t know why and you don’t know what and that it seems that all the outside sources are creating it for you or to you or against you, but that YOU have the power and that YOU are creating it intentionally because you want to and because you are aware of yourselves and what you want.
We have spoken quite a bit about desire versus wants and how desire is your engine that fuels you. That is what you want to follow, intentionally creating what your desire is.
But in this, once again, it brings us to the simplifying of all of it, which is: what are you paying attention to? All day, every day in what you are doing, in all of your mundane actions, stop concerning yourselves and worrying about and asking questions about how do I create a relationship? Should I move? Should I continue in my present job, or should I generate a new job? Should I purchase a new vehicle? Should I be engaging school, or should I be engaging some other activity? What benefits me the most? What is the best use of my time and energy? Stop asking these questions!
Start looking at what you are doing every day – because THAT is most of your energy.
If you want to purchase a new home, you likely will do that how many times in your lifetime? In your LIFETIME - not in a year, not in a month, not in a day. How many times in a lifetime do you purchase a new home? How many times in a lifetime do you change partners and engage a different romantic relationship? Even if you did it twenty times, which you think would be a lot, twenty times in a lifetime. How many breakfasts do you consume in a lifetime? Much more than twenty! Even if you engaged FORTY relationships in your lifetime. How many cups of coffee do you consume in your lifetime? Much more than forty. How much energy are you engaging with all those cups of coffee as compared to the forty relationships that you have engaged in your lifetime? What is more important?
JOHN: Coffee! (Group laughter)
ELIAS: And why? And why? Because that is what you are doing NOW, and that is what influences everything else that you do. That is what you pay attention to in relation to your rules. How are those rules influencing everything else in your life?
When you engage a barista five times a week to incorporate a cup of coffee each day, how many times and how much energy are you engaging in which you expect that individual to be following the rules? And if they aren’t, how often do you become angry? Or dismissive? And express to anyone that you come in contact with, “I left the shop, and the barista was a JERK to me today!” What are you doing? What energy are you expressing? Are you expressing an energy that you want to be? Dismissive, aggressive, angry, unintentional, judgmental—is that what you want to be, intentionally? But that is a very influencing energy. And how often do you do THAT? And how often are you expressing those types of energies? How often are you dismissive?
One of the individuals in our group expressed at one point the example of paying attention to what you are doing by paying attention to whether you refill an ice tray or not when you remove it from your freezer. And let us say that you choose to remove the ice tray from the freezer and you throw it into your kitchen sink. You don’t think anything of that. You don’t generate any assessment about your energy. It is unimportant. And let us say you do that on a regular basis. Every time you consume the last ice cube, you throw the ice tray into the kitchen sink and expect someone else to refill it and replace it. And you don’t think about it; you simply do it.
What are you doing? What are you actually doing in that action? What energy are you expressing? You are being dismissive. You are expressing not enough. You are expressing automatic expectations. And this is what you would term to be a normal energy.
Then when you want to engage a relationship, what type of energy will you likely be expressing? Will you be looking for a complement? Likely not. You will be looking for what you expect, what your expectations are on your criteria list of what you want in the other individual—not in yourself, but what you want the other individual to be. And in that, you will be dismissive of anything else that presents itself to you. You will be expressing your expectations. You will be somewhat unbending. And in that, you will either not necessarily place yourself in the path of someone else to be developing a relationship with, because no one will be enough. Or, you WILL place yourself in the path of someone else who won’t be enough, and you will pay attention to them not in the manner of are they a natural complement to you but are they fulfilling your criteria list. And your criteria list is only interesting for a short period of time, and then you become disillusioned with this individual that you are developing a relationship with and you don’t like them anymore, or you can’t function with them, for they are not enough.
It doesn’t matter what it is: a relationship, a home, a vehicle, a job, a family. It can be anything—anything. And these small actions that you do every day are very important, because they shape your perception and they reinforce your rules tremendously. And those rules, they break many expressions. They break relationships. They break opportunities. The rules don’t break—other people break them, but they don’t break inside of you, and you make them break everything else around you because they disappoint you.
But you don’t want to be disappointed. You want to be happy. You want to be successful. You want to be engaging. You want to be interconnected. You want to live your lives fully and richly and be satisfied and content. And you want to do that all intentionally, and you can’t.
And that is what you ARE moving in the direction of in this shift. That is the exciting aspect of this. Stop doubting yourselves and be excited. Be excited that you are doing and that you can be intentional and that you have all of these avenues of communication with yourselves that are designed to HELP you be intentional. Credit yourselves and move in directions in which you are celebrating you, because you are worth it.
ELIAS: And because you deserve it. And each time you question yourselves and wonder – which is very natural, and it doesn’t necessarily mean that you aren’t trusting yourselves – but each time you question yourselves, stop momentarily and counter that with crediting yourselves also. This is the age of balance.
It isn’t that you never doubt yourselves or that you never discount yourselves. At times you discount yourselves because it helps you to grow. You see something that you are dissatisfied with to encourage you or motivate you to move in a direction of BEING satisfied. Therefore, discounting yourself isn’t always bad. But if you do that, balance it with crediting yourself also. Don’t leave it as the discounting—because that leads you in the direction of following feelings, which is NEVER a good idea--but rather to give yourself that credit and recognize that “I may discount myself in this, but I also can credit myself in this.”
And then simplify with everything: “What do I actually want?” You don’t have to complicate and express in analyzation about everything you do and what the significance of everything is. All you have to do is ask yourself, “What do I actually want? What is actually important to me?” and “Am I comfortable with this? Am I comfortable with…” whatever the subject is. And if you are, accept that. Don’t ask yourself why, but simply accept that you are comfortable and that is acceptable. You don’t have to have cosmic reasons for being comfortable. You don’t have to analyze everything.
Being aware is your greatest tool. It gives you your greatest power, because it allows you to see your choices. You are unempowered when you can’t see choices. And whenever you ask yourselves questions, whenever you present a situation to yourselves and you are asking questions and you don’t have the answers, then ask yourself what is important and why is it so important that you have the answer in this moment.
When you don’t see an answer, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. And when you don’t see an answer, it doesn’t mean you won’t EVER see it; it simply means you don’t see it in this moment. And in that, all that is necessary is for you to simply ask yourself, “Why is it so important that I see it in this moment? Is my life going to end if I don’t know the answer to this question in this moment?” Likely not. Will you make the ultimate wrong choice if you don’t have all the answers in this moment? Likely not. And if you make a choice that you aren’t comfortable with, it matters not. You can change it in the next moment. You can always change it, because that is your innate right, is choice.