A dictionary of terms as they are used and redefined by Elias



In Elias terms judgement is an expression of lack of acceptance. Judgment is the generation of conflict over differences. The term also is related to duplicity and truth. What it basically means is that an action or expression is considered to be good/bad, right/wrong in a way that appears to be absolute, i.e. generally applicable and that this assesment has a validity beyond personal preference or opinion[?].

With acceptance (lack of judgement) different expressions are recognized as beliefs and it is genuinely understood that it matters not which action or expression another person chooses.

There is a simple way to tell if something is a judgement or a preference and that is when you are presented with a difference in expression. If another person speaks or acts in ways which differs from your preferences and if this causes irritation or even conflict, this usually is an indication of judgement.

Session #1105:

ELIAS: Duplicity is merely a belief. You may continue within your focus, FULLY shifted, and express within yourselves, “My preference is this, my opinion is this, and I express to myself that it is good.” You may also not generate judgment, for you also recognize that no expression or belief is an absolute, and therefore in presenting yourself with a difference of another individual and their choice and their preference, you genuinely incorporate the knowing that either expression matters not, they are preferences, and you generate this in genuinely allowing yourself to become familiar with you.

Session #1418:

ELIAS: I am understanding and you are quite correct, you do not incorporate acceptance merely through thought, for thought does not create reality.

As you recognize a belief and you begin to examine the influences of that belief, and you genuinely are viewing your experiences within the expressions of the belief and you allow yourself to recognize that it is not an absolute and that the expression of it is unique to your perception — regardless that there are other individuals that appear to be expressing the same perception, each of you are unique and therefore each of your perceptions are unique and they are not identical —as you recognize in any belief that it is not an absolute and that it may be what YOU choose to express but it is not threatening to you if other individuals express differently, you have moved out of the expression of judgment.

And you are correct, your experience shall be quite different, for that is the point in which you may genuinely express it matters not, and this is the expression of not generating a judgment. Not that the expression does not matter, but that there is no longer the judgment in association with it.

Now; I am understanding that this may be somewhat confusing for as I have stated previously, duplicity is also a belief system, and it is not being eliminated either. But that is the point of recognizing your preferences. You continue to incorporate your opinion and your preferences, which are merely preferred beliefs, but you also recognize genuinely that that expression is your own and is unique to you, and that any differences that may be expressed by any other individual within your world is not wrong and it also is not threatening to you. Therefore, there is no need to be defending or convincing in different directions to be the same as you.

NATASHA: How do I recognize that I accepted something, that some actions that others perform or others are doing, they do not ignite in me negative emotions or negative feelings?

ELIAS: Correct.

Now; also understand that acceptance is not an expression that is produced once and therefore is everlasting, subsequently. Acceptance is an action that is generated in each moment.

There is one thing about judgment which can cause confusion in understanding the Elias material. His use of word judgment is very specific and is different from his version of preference, which may sound paradoxical because usually (as the words are commonly used), these seem intertwined. Judgment refers to a generalized asessment of duplicity (see truth), while preference is duplicity at work in the realm of personal choice.

Session #1252:

ELIAS: The paradox, in your terms, which is not in actuality a paradox, is that you express the neutrality but you also express the preferences, which are not necessarily neutral. It is the allowance of yourself to express your freedom of your preferences and your opinions but also simultaneously not express judgment in relation to yourself or other individuals.

I am not expressing this term of "judgment" to be a negative; judgment is also what you term to be a positive, therefore not expressing the judgment in association with yourself in recognizing your preferences, that they are good or that they are better or even at times that they are worse, for you are comparing with other individuals, but rather to recognize your preferences and be accepting of them, knowing objectively that they are your preferences and they are acceptable, and that the differences expressed with other individuals are acceptable also.

Another example: an individual may be expressing within their focus their preference associated with their beliefs that it is healthy and good to not be incorporating certain substances within your physical body, perhaps one that is commonly expressed within your society of your cannabis, your marijuana. Some individuals incorporate very strong beliefs that this is bad and that you should not be incorporating this substance. Other individuals may be incorporating this substance continuously and functioning quite well. The individuals that may be incorporating the belief that it is not good to be incorporating this substance perhaps shall interact with that substance and generate a very strong response and create unusual experiences. The individual that does not align with that same belief may be incorporating this action of this particular substance and function quite normally and not experience what the other individual shall experience. But both individuals may be generating judgments of each other, or one individual may incorporate judgment and one may not.

The point is to be recognizing where the judgments are expressed and what influences them, as generally speaking, for the most part you generate judgment in association with beliefs, lack of acceptance and difference of choice.

This is merely what is occurring: individuals are engaging in choices. One choice is not good and one choice is not bad, even to the extent of murdering each other. They are merely choices. They are experiences. It is your association with your beliefs that generate judgments.

More Quotes

Session #1429:

BILL: Duality and duplicity. The duplicity’s different…

ELIAS: Correct.

BILL: …I understand the difference. My question is, if acceptance of the belief system neutralizes the energy of it, will what we call duplicity, the ideas of good and evil, will that disappear when everyone accepts that belief system of duplicity?

ELIAS: No, for the belief system is not being eliminated.

BILL: It’s just accepting it.

ELIAS: Correct. Therefore, the expressions of the beliefs of the belief system continue to exist, but it is an intentional choice of what you express. You may continue to be expressing the belief system of duplicity and not incorporate judgment. This is associated with preference. You may continue to be generating those associations in relation to duplicity.

As I have stated, it is a belief system also and it is not being eliminated. This one belief system intertwines itself with all other belief systems and it shall continue to do so, for this is its natural function. But the judgment is eliminated.

Session #2377:

ELIAS: […]All of you engage much time and much effort attempting to be or being accepting. You interrupt that each time you justify your comfort and make a judgment in association with another individual’s actions or choices. I have expressed many times, it is not necessary to be in agreement with any other individual to be accepting. You each continue to incorporate your own preferences and your own opinions and your own guidelines that are good or right for you. But in expressing the judgment of other individuals in their choices, you block your acceptance, and I would express that every individual in this present room wants to be accepting.

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