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


 
 

Truth

Besides truth being a belief system, Elias uses the word truth in two ways.

1) Truth as unrecognized beliefs

One way he uses the word is related to beliefs which are unquestioned not recognized as such and which are believed to be absolutes which leads to judgment.

Session #1392:

ELIAS Now; in this, of those expressed beliefs, some expressed beliefs you recognize as beliefs. You identify them, you recognize behaviors that are associated with them, and you recognize thought processes that are associated with them. But you also identify them in a category as being just beliefs, as though there are beliefs which are less than.

Then there are truths, which are categorized differently in your associations. Those are not beliefs; those merely are. They are unquestioned; they are absolute. Therefore, they are not beliefs, for in your assessment beliefs are some expression that you either believe or you do not believe, and there are some expressions that are not a matter of whether you believe them or do not believe them, they are and they are universal.

Now; this is what becomes a truth. It is not a truth, but…

LEELA: You believe it to be.

ELIAS: Correct, and you do not question it and it is absolute. Therefore, your choices are extremely limited. I have offered an example previously to other individuals quite simply, in that a truth may be identified that the sun in its orb rises and sets every day. In certain positions that is a truth with many individuals, for it is unquestioned and absolute. It merely occurs. It is uncontrollable and there is no other choice. It is what it is. But dependent upon your position within your physical reality, the sun does not rise and set every day. It rises and remains risen, or it sets and remains set. For it is dependent upon your position, which is dependent upon your perception, which creates your reality.

Now; in this, dependent upon your position once again — your culture, your physical location, the mass beliefs expressed in that location which are reinforced by all of the participants that occupy that location — you incorporate certain absolutes, which become your truths. What is significant that you recognize objectively is that they are not actually truths. They are strongly unquestioned beliefs.

Session #1368:

ELIAS: Not necessarily. Regardless of whether you identify your beliefs or not, you each express your own truth. You shall identify certain expressions within yourselves that you define as truth.

This is what may be somewhat tricky. For as we have stated, many of your truths – all of your truths – are beliefs, but as you identify them as truths, you do not see them as beliefs.

DIANNE: Nor express them?

ELIAS: You do express them, but you do not identify them as beliefs.

Your sun rises every day. You view this as a truth. Your night follows your day. You view this as a truth. There are many, many, many expressions within your perception that you do not question for you view them as truths. They are absolutes; there is no question.

RODNEY: And that is not an absolute, the sun rising every day?

ELIAS: Correct.

TED: If you’re an astronaut, it rises many times a day.

LUANNE: Are there any absolutes?

ELIAS: No.


2) Truth as something which applies to all areas of consciousness

The other way in which Elias uses the word truth is an expression which can be translated into all realities and areas of consciousness.

Session #1368:

ELIAS: You speak from your own beliefs, your own expressed beliefs. This is the point.

There are truths, and what is the definition of a truth? A truth is some expression which is translatable in every area of consciousness in some manner. What is translatable in every area of consciousness, in some manner? Reality, tone, color – not YOUR associations.

JUNE: What about the idea that we exist? Does that translate into every…

ELIAS: Awareness, yes.



More Quotes

Session #1412:

This is your point of power in acceptance, knowing that you may continue to express your truths, recognizing that in some expressions of them you incorporate a preference and in some they may be somewhat limiting, also recognizing that they are unique to you and that other individuals may express different truths, but they are also not absolutes.



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