Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Importance of Importance

I've been on a bit of an Elias kick lately. Which is quite fine, as Elias has been one of my favorite teachers over the years. It's that 'least distortion' thing, mostly, and I learn a great deal from him/her.

In this session, Elias is discussing importance. As most of us know by know, we create what we concentrate upon. But that can be somewhat ambiguous and hard to wrap your brain around. In this session, Elias uses the word importance, and I find it very clarifying. Whatever is important to us, we will concentrate on, and thus create more of.

In order to move in the direction of creating the reality we desire, we must stop making the undesirable things in our life so important. As we do so, those things gradually fade out of our experience.

Here is part of what Elias has to say about importance:

ELIAS: When you change your perception, you change your physical reality. But when you dislike elements of your reality, you continue to create them.

ANNE: How do you not dislike something when you naturally dislike it?

ELIAS: It is not a matter of changing that into a like; it is a matter of recognizing that you may not like some expression but it is not necessary for that to be important. It is the element of importance that creates the perpetuation of what you do not like. When you remove energy from what you do not like and it is not important, it is not necessary to create it.

MARK R: That means if you try to ignore it and forget it, then it’s the best case you can do.

ELIAS: Not necessarily. It would more be recognizing that you incorporate a dislike and acknowledging that – “yes, this is an expression that I do not like.” You acknowledge that it is present but it is not important, and you can turn your attention to a different direction that can be important in what you DO like.

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