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Seth on the Vibratory Nature of Existence
"Now the behavior of atoms and molecules is involved here, for again
these are only present within your universe during certain stages.
Their activity is perceived only during the range of particular
When your scientists examine them for example, they do not examine the
nature, say, of an atom.
They only explore the characteristics of an atom as it acts or shows
itself within your
Its greater reality completely escapes them.
You understand that there are spectrums of light.
So are there spectrums of matter.
Your system of physical reality is not dense in comparison with some
The dimensions that you give to physical matter barely begin to hint at
the varieties of dimensions possible.
Some systems are far heavier or lighter than your own, though this may
not involve weight in the terms with which you are familiar.
Probable actions emerge, then, into matter systems quite as valid as
your own, and quite as consistent.
You are used to thinking in single line thoughts, so you think of events
that you know as complete things or actions, not realizing that what you
perceive is but a
fraction of their entire multidimensional existence.
In greater terms, it is impossible to separate one physical event from
the probable events, for these are all dimensions of one action.
It is basically impossible to separate the "you" that you know from the
probable you's of which you are unaware, for the same reasons.
There are always inner pathways, however, leading between probable
since all of them are manifestations of an act in its becoming, then the
dimensions between these are illusions.
The physical brain alone cannot pick up these connections with any great
The mind, which is the inner counterpart of the brain, can at times
perceive the far greater dimensions of any given event
through a burst of sudden intuition or comprehension that cannot be
adequately described on a verbal level.
As I have said frequently, time as you think of it does not exist, yet
in your terms, time's true nature could be understood if the basic
nature of the atom was ever made known to you.
In one way, an atom could be compared to a microsecond.
It seems as if an atom "exists" steadily for a certain amount of time.
Instead it phases in and out, so to speak.
It fluctuates in a highly predictable pattern and rhythm.
It can be perceived within your system only at certain points in this
fluctuation, so it seems to scientists that the atom is steadily
They are not aware of any gaps of absence as far as the atom is
In those periods of nonphysical projection, the off periods of
fluctuation, the atoms "appear" in another system of reality.
In that system they are perceived in what are "on" points of
fluctuation, and in that system also then the atoms (seem to) appear
There are many such points of fluctuation, but your system of course is
not aware of them, nor of the ultimate actions, universes, and systems
that exist within them.
Now the same sort of behavior occurs on a deep, basic, secret, and
unexplored psychological level.
The physically oriented consciousness, responding to one phase of the
atom's activity, comes alive and awake to its particular existence, but
in between are other fluctuations in which consciousness is focused upon
entirely different systems of reality; each of these coming awake and
responding, and each one having no sense of absence, and memory only
of those particular fluctuations to which they respond."
Seth, session 567
The Seth Material
by Jane Roberts & Robert Butts
... you project your own energy out to form the physical world. Therefore, to change your world, it is yourself you must
change. You must change what you project.
We are individualized portions of energy, materialized within physical existence, to learn to form ideas from energy, and make
them physical (this is idea construction). We project ideas into an object, so that we can deal with it. But the object is the thought, materialized. This physical representation of idea permits us to learn the
difference between the "I" who thinks and the thought. Idea construction teaches the "I" what it is, by showing it its own products in a physical manner. We learn by viewing our own creations, in
other words. We learn the power and effects of ideas by changing them into physical realities; and we learn responsibility in the use of creative energy...
The entity is the basic self, immortal, nonphysical. It communicates on an energy level with other entities, and has an almost
inexhaustible supply of energy at its command. The individual is the portion of the whole self that we manage to express physically.....
The eye projects and focuses the inner image (idea) onto the physical world in the same manner that a motion-picture camera
transfers an image onto a screen. The mouth creates words. The ears create sound. The difficulty in understanding this principle is due to the fact that we've taken it for granted that the image and sound already
exist for the senses to interpret. Actually the senses are the channels of creation by which idea is projected into material expression.
The basic idea is that the senses are developed, not to permit awareness of an already existing material world, but to create it...
The subconscious is the threshold of idea's emergence into the individual conscious mind. It connects the entity and the
individual... The physical body is the material construction of the entity's idea of itself under the properties of matter... Instinct is the minimum ability for idea construction necessary for physical survival...
The present is the apparent point of any idea's emergence into physical matter.
24seq. [personality fragments]
Increased concentration of the conscious individual is the trend. Then these split personality
fragments or images can be kept under scrutiny without taxing the present ego to distraction. Now, what you would call the subconscious performs this task; not too well, since it was never meant to focus clear
attention. Consciousness will expand within your plane. The scope of consciousness will be so broadened that all personality fragments, split personality images, and individual fragments in succeeding incarnations
will be held in clear focus without strain. It is toward this that evolution is headed...
The objective world is the end result of inner action. You can indeed manipulate the objective world from within, for this is
the means and definition of true manipulation...
Thoughts and images are formed into physical reality and become physical fact. They are propelled chemically. A thought IS energy.
It begins to produce itself physically at the moment of its conception.
Mental enzymes are connected with the pineal gland. As you know them, body chemicals are physical, but they are the propellants of
this thought-energy, containing all the codified data necessary for translating any thought or image into physical actuality. They cause the body to reproduce the inner image. They are sparks, so to speak,
initiating the transformation.
Chemicals are released through the skin and pore systems, in an invisible but definite pseudophysical formation. The intensity of a
thought or image largely determines the immediacy of its physical materialization. There is no object about you that you have not created. There is nothing about your own physical image that you have not made.
The initial thought or image exists within the mental enclosure [as explained in earlier sessions]. It is not yet physical. Then it
is sparked into physical materialization by the mental enzymes.
This is the general procedure. All such images and thoughts are not completely materialized in your terms, however. The intensity
may be too weak. The chemical reaction sparks certain electrical charges, some within the layers of the skin. There are radiations then through the skin to the exterior world, containing highly codified instructions
The physical environment is as much a part of you, then, as your body. Your control over it is quite effective, for you create it as
you create your fingertip... Objects are composed of the same pseudo-material that radiates outward from your own physical image, only the higher intensity mass is different. When it is built up enough, you
recognize it as an object. At low intensity mass it is not apparent to you.
Every nerve and fiber within the body has an inner purpose that is not seen, and that serves to connect the inner self with physical
reality, that allows the inner self to create physical reality. In one respect, the body and physical objects go flying out in all directions from the inner core of the whole self.
Nerve impulses travel outward from the body, invisibly along these nerve pathways in much the same manner that they travel within
the body. The pathways are carriers of telepathic thoughts, impulses, and desires that travel outward from any given self, altering seemingly objective events.
In a very real manner, events or objects are actually focal points where highly charged psychic impulses are transformed into
something that can be physically perceived; a breakthrough into matter. When such highly charged impulses intersect or coincide, matter is formed. The reality behind such an explosion into matter is independent of
the matter itself. An identical or nearly identical pattern may reemerge "at any time" again and again, if the proper coordinates exist for activation.
In your system of reality you are learning what mental energy is, and how to use it. You do this by constantly transforming your
thoughts and emotions into physical form. You are supposed to get a clear picture of your inner development by perceiving the exterior environment. What seems to be a perception, an objective concrete event
independent from you, is instead the materialization of your own inner emotions, energy, and mental environment.
You must watch the pictures that you paint with your imagination... ...your environment and the conditions of your life
at any given time are the direct result of your own inner expectations. You form physical materializations of these realities within your own mind.
If you imagine dire circumstances, ill health, or desperate loneliness, these will be automatically materialized, for these thoughts
themselves bring about the conditions that will give them reality in physical terms. If you would have good health, then you must imagine this as vividly as in fear you imagine the opposite.
You create your own difficulties. This is true for each individual. The inner psychological state is projected outward, gaining
physical reality - and this regardless of the nature of the psychological state....The rules apply to everyone. You can use them for your own benefit and change your own conditions once you realize what they are.
The Seth Material ch. 9 (Session 329)
If you sell yourselves short, you will say, 'I am a physical organism and I
live within the boundaries of my environment.' If you do not sell yourselves short, you will say, 'I am an individual. I form my physical environment. I change and make my world. I am free of space and time. I am
part of All That Is. There is no place within me that creativity does not exist.'
Seth, Dreams and Projection of Consciousness
Man's ego causes
him to interpret everything else in light of himself. He loses much in this manner. The ego can be compared to the bark of a tree. The bark is flexible, vibrant and grows with the growth beneath. It is a tree's
contact with the outer world, the tree's interpreter and, to some degree, the tree's companion. So should man's ego be.
When man's ego turns instead
into a shell - when instead of interpreting outside conditions, it reacts too violently against them, then it hardens and becomes an imprisoning form that begins to snuff out important data and to keep enlarging
information from the inner self. The ego's purpose is protective. The ego is also a device to enable the inner self to inhabit the physical plane.
If, for example, our tree bark
grew fearful of stormy weather and began to harden itself against the elements, in a well-meaning but distorted protective spirit, then the tree would die. This is what the ego does when it reacts too violently to
purely physical data. As a result, it stiffens, and then you have, my well-meaning friend, the cold detachment with which you at one time faced the world.
...Neither should the ego react
so violently that it remembers and reacts to past storms in the midst of clear and sunny weather.
...as a rule, you are
not aware of your whole entity. There is no reason, however, why you must be blind to the whole self of your present personality, which is part of the entity, and which can be glimpsed in terms of the breathing and
dreaming "self" of which I have spoken.
...what man cannot consciously remember, he fears [example: having learned to see].
152 [psychological time:]
Within any given five minutes of clock time, for example, you may find an hour of rest which is independent of clock time.
Conscious fear is
usually the main hindrance as far as inner data is concerned. Therefore, a realization that these senses belong to you and that they are quite natural, will help you avoid the closing off of such data by the
If you remember this, inner
data will come through much more easily, and you will be able to control it. It is never of itself overpowering. You can train yourself in the recognition of such data, its utilization and control. Within the
framework of psychological time you can also lengthen such experiences.
...to kill for
self-protection or food on your plane does not involve you in what we may call for the first time... karmic consequences.
To kill for
convenience... or for the sake of killing involves rather dire consequences, and the emotional value behind such killing is often as important as what is killed. That is, the lust [for] killing is also a matter that
brings dire consequences, regardless of the particular living thing that is killed.
Examine dream locations carefully:
1. Dream locations that represent places familiar to you in your present daily life.
2. Dream locations that represent places (such as foreign countries) to which you have
never really traveled.
3. Dream locations that represent definite places that appear as they were in the past. If you dream of your childhood home as it was, not as it is now, then the location would belong in
4. Dream locations that represent places that no longer exist physically.
5. Strange, completely unfamiliar, dream locations.
6. Indistinct dream locations.
7. Strange dream locations to which you keep returning.
that is perceivable within your system is merely a projection of a vast electrical system that you cannot perceive.
...Yet the inner self offers so
many clues... It operates outside of physical references. It is, of itself, free of the distorted effects peculiar to the physical system. A study of dreams, for example, would make many of these points
clear...dream locations have not only a psychological reality but a definite actuality. A study of dream locations is most important. Dream locations are composed of electrical mass, density and intensity...
Definite work may be done in a dream, but the physical arms and legs are not tired. This would seem contrary to your known laws, but no one has looked into this...
It is most difficult to even
hint at the myriad complexity and dimension of the electrical actuality as it exists. When you consider that each of your own thoughts is composed of a unique intensity of impulse, shared by nothing else; that the
same may be said for every dream you will have in your lifetime; and that all your experience is gathered together in particular ranges of intensity, again completely unique; and that the summation of all that you
are exists in one minute range or band of intensities, then you will see how difficult this is to explain...
This not only applies to your
physical field but also to all others. Your field is contained within its own range of intensities, a tiny band of electrical impulses a million times smaller than one note picked at random from the entire mass of
musical composition that has ever been written or ever will be written. I am not going too deeply into this now because you are not ready. But because of the infinite range of intensities available, each individual
has limitless intensities within which he can move.
All motion is mental or
psychological motion, and all mental or psychological motion has its electrical reality. The inner self moves by moving through intensities. Each new experience opens up a new pulsation intensity... To move through
intensities within the electrical system gives the result, in the physical field, of moving through time.
... all versions and
possibilities of each event must be actualized in the limitless multiplication of creativity... Any one moment in physical time is a warp, opening into these other dimensions of actuality, and any one moment can be
used as a passageway or bridge. The act of crossing will be reflected in a million other worlds, but these reflections will be themselves alive and the act of perceiving itself will create still another vortex of
Slide imaginatively into
a world where you do not perform the next small action you will perform in this world. Cough, smile, sneeze - in some other actuality your actions are non-actions and your non-acts are realized.
303 [Projection of fears and guilts on to probable personalities]
Once you realize that your guilt is groundless, then it can dissolve. It is only when you become frightened that you project it in such a way.
304 seq. [probable self]
dreaming self is to some considerable degree aware of the probable self. There is give-and-take between the two, for much data is received by the dreaming self from the probable self - the self that experiences what
the ego would call probable events.
This data is often wound by the
dream self into a dream drama which informs the subconscious of dangers or of probable success of any given event which is being considered by the subconscious for physical actuality.
Were it not for the experience
of this probable self, and for its information given via the dreaming self to the subconscious, then it would be most difficult for the ego to come to any clear decisions in daily life.
This probable self has operated
in each reincarnation, in each materialization of the personality, and has at its command literally millions of probable situations and conditions upon which to make value judgments. Of itself, however, it does not
make the decision as to whether or not a particular event will be made physical. It merely passes on the information that it has received through experience.
This information is sifted
often through the dreaming self to the subconscious which has intimate knowledge of the ego with which it is closely connected. The subconscious makes its own judgments and passes these on with the data. Then the
ego makes its decision. In some cases, the ego refuses to make the decision, and it is done by the subconscious. On occasion, when an unwise decision is made by the ego, the subconscious will change it...
only the ego and layers of personal subconscious adapt new characteristics. Other portions retain their experience, identity, and knowledge. The ego, in fact, receives much of its stability because of this
retention. Were it not for experiences in other lives on the part of deeper layers of the self, the ego would find it almost impossible to relate to other individuals, and the cohesive nature of society would not
If you would
have some idea of what the probable universe is like, then examine your own dreams...
You may not be able to make
sense from what appears to be a chaotic jungle of disconnected images and actions. The main reason for your confusion is the inability of an egotistical identity to perceive order that is not based upon continuity
of moments. The order within the probable system is based upon something that could be compared to subjective associations or intuitive flashes of insight - experiences that can combine ingredients that could appear
to the ego as disconnected. Here they are combined into whole integrated patterns of action.
The probable system does not
achieve its order through subjective association, but the term is the nearest I can use to approximate the basic causes for this order. The events within it are, indeed, objective and concrete within their own field
of reality;... Your own system is real and concrete only within its own field, remember.
You use probabilities
like blocks to build events. This presupposes inner knowledge and calculations, for you must be aware of the probabilities in order to choose from them. The inner self, therefore, has this knowledge. These
probabilities include webworks, probable actions and reactions involving not only yourself but others. Computers are toys compared with these inner workings.
The majority of events do not
"solidify" until the last moment, in your terms... Each event you form from any set of probabilities automatically gives rise to new probabilities. ... Probabilities expand in terms of value fulfillment.
One given act... has offshoots in infinite directions, and these have offshoots.
... learned secondary
responses... The inner senses alone are equipped to process and perceive other reality systems. Even the distortions can be kept at a minimum with training... Development of the inner senses is a ...method of
perceiving other realities, and followed correctly, the ego is not only stronger but more flexible. Even consciousness of physical reality is increased... The root assumptions are so a part of your existence that
they cloud your dreams. Beneath them, however, portions of the self perceive physical reality in an entirely different fashion, free of the tyranny of objects and physical form. Here you experience concepts
directly, without the need for symbols.
... The primary dream
experience is finally woven into a structure composed of these assumptions, and it is these you remember. These serve you as basic information but the information is in symbolic form. Objects... are symbols. Dream
objects are often symbols of realities that the ego could not otherwise perceive.
...time and space... are
both a part of something else. They are merely the camouflage patterns by which you perceive reality. Space as you perceive it in the dream state comes much closer to the reality... the dream universe is obviously
closely connected with your own, since pseudo-objects are present... Within the dream state, you are in the "outward" areas of the physically oriented universe... There are other systems all about and
within your own. The undifferentiated areas move out like spirals, through all reality. Little resistance is encountered within them. They represent inner roads that connect systems, as well as divide them.
It is possible, theoretically,
to travel to any system in this manner and bypass others... Most of the knowledge gained escapes the ego, and the experiences cannot be translated by the physical brain... some of the data would be retained by inner
portions of the self. In a creative individual, some of this information might be symbolically expressed in a painting or other work of art... Each brushstroke of a painting represents concentrated experience and
True motion has nothing to do
with space. The only real motion is that of the traveling consciousness.
More Seth Extracts
(gleaned from various sources)
Sense of Play
"On the one hand you take life too seriously, and on the other, you do not take playful existence seriously
Seth Speaks ch. 3 paragraph 8 sentence 3
"Now: For those of you who are lazy I can offer no hope: death will not bring you an eternal resting place. You may
rest, if this is your wish, for a while. Not only must you use your abilities after death, however, but you must face up to yourself for those that you did not use during your previous existence..."
Seth Speaks ch. 9
Sleep and Dreaming
"Your normal consciousness can benefit by excursions and rest in those other fields of actuality that are
entered when you sleep, and the so-called sleeping consciousness will also benefit by frequent excursions into the waking state..."
Seth Speaks ch. 8 paragraph 19 sentence 2
"The main myth through which you interpret your experiences, however, is the one that tells you that all
perception and knowledge must come to you through your physical senses."
The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events
"As I have told you before, in a manner of speaking you are given the gifts of gods. Your beliefs become
reality. What you believe is, and becomes real in your experience. There is no area in your life to which this does not apply."
Seth audio tapes (Cassette 2, Selection 1, Excerpt E)
"In basic terms, civilization is dependent upon the spontaneity and fulfillment of the individual. Your
civilization is in sad straits. Not because you are allowed spontaneity or fulfillment to individuals, but because you are denied it, and because your institutions are based upon that premise."
Seth audio tapes (Cassette 4, Selection 3, Excerpt A)
Written by © Andy Hughes (andy,ecn.purdue.edu)
Jane Roberts - the author of
the book "The Seth Material" - was a person who in a "trance" state spoke as a personality called Seth. Seth calls Jane's personality Ruburt. Jane sometimes goes into a different trance state
where she speaks as "Future Seth".
All of the answers and
information herein are the words of Seth (or Future Seth) which I have reordered and revised to give continuity to my understanding of the material. I think the main thing lacking in my condensation is Seth's sense
of humor. I highly recommend Seth/Jane's books!
There is a dedicated Seth WWW Page: Seth Network Intl., check out if you are deeper interested.
SETH SPEAKING ABOUT HIS PURPOSE
I come here, as an (humorously)
"endearing" personality, with characteristics to which I hope you can relate. These characteristics are mine, and I am who I say I am, and yet the Seth you know is but a small part of my reality, the one
that has been physical, and can relate to your problems.
There exists what could almost
be compared to a psychological and psychic warp in dimensions where Ruburt's personality is an apex point at which communication can take place.
We want to deal with the nature
of reality as it exists within your camouflage system and within other systems, and to study the overall characteristics that pertain to it.
We will discuss the
interrelationship that exists between all systems of reality, including certain contact points that include them all. These various points can be mathematically deduced, and will, in some future of yours, serve as
contact points, taking the place of space travel in some cases.
We will be discussing the laws
of the inner universe. They are attempts to explain in words the nature of inner reality. These single-dimensional statements are more than are given to most, and, under the circumstances that we must work, are the
best approximation that can be made of the basic fact beneath any existence.
As words would give little hint
of the reality of color or sound to someone who did not experience these, so words can only give insight into the nature of reality.
I have been sent to help you,
and others have been sent through the centuries of your time, for as you develop you form new dimensions, and you will help others.
Using your free will, you have
made physical reality into something quite different than what was intended. You have allowed the ego to become overly developed and specialized. You were here to work out problems and challenges, but you were
always to be aware of your own inner reality, and of your nonphysical existence. To a large extent you have lost contact with this. You have focused so strongly upon physical reality that it become the only reality
that you know.
When you kill a man, you
believe that you kill him forever. Murder is a crime that must then be dealt with. Death, however, does not exist in those terms. In the dawn of physical existence, men knew that death was merely a change of form.
There is never any
justification for violence. There is no justification for hatred. There is no justification for murder. Those who indulge in violence for whatever reason are themselves changed, and the purity of their purpose
If you do not like the state of
your world, it is you yourselves that must change, individually and en masse. This is the only way that change will be effected.
The responsibility for your
life and your world is indeed yours. It has not been forced upon you by some outside agency. You form your own dreams and you form your own physical reality. The world is what you are. It is the physical
materialization of the inner selves which you have formed.
It is wrong to curse a flower
and wrong to curse a man. It is wrong not to hold any man in honor, and it is wrong to ridicule any man. Your must honor yourselves and see within yourselves the spirit of eternal validity. You must honor all other
individuals, because within each is the spark of this validity. When you curse another, you curse yourselves, and the curse returns to you. When you are violent, the violence returns.
I speak to you because yours is
the opportunity to better world conditions and yours is the time. Do not fall into the old ways that will lead you precisely into the world that you fear.
There is no man who hates but
that hatred is reflected outward and made physical, and there is no man who loves but that love is reflected outward and made physical.
Beyond myself there is another
self and still another, of which I am aware. And that self tells you that there is a reality beyond human reality and experience that cannot be made verbal or translated into human terms. And to that self, physical
reality is like a warm breath forming in the winter air...
FUTURE SETH SPEAKS ABOUT THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF THE COMMUNICATIONS.
The Seth personality is an
intermediary. The information already given to you regarding the nature of personality gestalts should make my existence seem a fitting one.
Seth is what I am, yet I am
more than Seth is. Seth is independent, and continues to develop as I do. In the Spacious Present we both exist.
Seth, as you know him, will
always be an element in these communications. He is the connective between us, and he has been a part of me that I have sent out to you. He has participated willingly.
Names are arbitrary, and we use
them merely for your convenience. Seth's name or mine isn't important. Individuality is important and continues in ways you do not suspect.
Seth is learning as I am.
As an analogy, you could call
me a future Seth, at a higher stage of development, however both of us are fully independent and exist simultaneously.
These communications, while
taking place in your time, are nevertheless responsible in other dimensions for what you would call future developments in your own personalities.
Whether or not I speak as
myself or as Seth, he is the intermediary and the connection between us. He will appear to you as you know him because there are necessary emotional elements that are uniquely his own.
My personality is far different
than his but I am also a friend. In many ways I am the same friend. Other portions of me are concerned elsewhere, for I am aware of my existence in other dimensions and keep track of them and direct my many selves.
We are Seth and whenever we
have spoken we have been known as Seth. We are not alone in this endeavor, for through your centuries other entities like us have also appeared and spoken.
Our entity is composed of
multitudinous selves with their own identities, many of whom have worked in this behalf. Their message will always be basically the same, though the times and circumstances of their communications may differ and be
We adopt whatever personality
characteristics seem pertinent, for in our own reality we have a bank of complete inner selves, and we are all Seth. We attempt to translate realities into terms you can comprehend. We change our face and form, but
we are always the one. Many of us have not been born in the flesh, as I have not been, but in one way we have seeded ourselves through endless universes. The entity had its beginning before the emergence of your
time. It was instrumental, with many other entities, in the early formation of energy into physical form. We gave you mental images and upon these images you learned to form the world that you know. We gave you the
patterns, intricate and involved from which you form the reality of each physical thing that you know.
We taught man to speak before the tongue knew syllables. The entire webwork was initiated by us.
Our basic knowledge and energy automatically reaches out to nourish all systems that grow.
You are like children with a
game, and you think that the game is played by everyone. Physical life is not the rule. Identity and consciousness existed long before your earth was formed. You suppose that any personality must appear in physical
terms. Consciousness is the force behind matter, and it forms many other realities besides the physical one. It is, again, your own viewpoint that is presently so limited that it seems to you that physical reality
is the rule and mode of existence.
The source and power of your
present consciousness has never been physical, and where I am, many are not even aware that such a physical system exists.
The physical system is an
illusion, but you must accept it and from your viewpoint try to understand the realities that exist beyond it.
You cannot objectify the inner
portions of your own identity, and therefore you do not perceive them. So much of your energy is used in the physical productions that you cannot afford to perceive any reality but your own.
Like children playing with
blocks, you focus your attention on the physical blocks. The physical blocks appear very real to you when you dwell within their perspective. Other shapes and forms that you could perceive, you do not. Even in
explaining other realities, I must use the words "shapes" and "forms" or you would not understand me.
Your idea of progress is
building larger blocks, and yet one day you will put aside you "children's toys."
The human race is a stage
through which various forms of consciousness travel... Yours is a training system for emerging consciousness. Before you can be allowed into systems of reality that are more extensive and open, you must first learn
to handle energy and see through physical materialization, the concrete result of thought and emotion.
When you leave the physical
system after reincarnations, you have learned the lesson and you are literally no longer a member of the human race, for you elect to leave it. Only the conscious self dwells within it in any case, and other
portions of your identity dwell simultaneously within other training systems. In more advanced systems, thoughts and emotions are automatically and immediately translated into action, into whatever approximation of
matter there exists. Therefore, the lessons must be taught and learned well.
The responsibility for creation
must be clearly understood. To some extent you are in a soundproof and isolated room. Hate creates destruction in that "room" and until the lessons are learned, destruction follows destruction... In the
terms of other systems, that kind of destruction does not exist - but you believe that it does, and the agonies of dying are sorely felt. It is not that you must be taught not to destroy, for destruction does not
actually exist. It is that you must be trained to create responsibly.
The weapons of destruction are
the obvious things that you see. The counterparts are not so evident, and yet it is the counterparts that are important: the self-discipline learned, the control, the compassion that is finally aroused, and that
final and last lesson - the positive desire for creativity and love over destruction and hatred. When this is learned, the cycle is finished.
The training will serve you for
existence in a variety of interrelated systems. If the sorrows and agonies within your system were not felt as real, the lesson would not be learned.
The teachers within your system
are those in their last reincarnation, and other personalities who have left the system but have been assigned to help those still within it.
The system also includes some
fragment personalities what are entering for the first time, as well as those in later reincarnations.
Humanity dreams the same dream
at once, and you have your mass world. The whole construction is like an educational play in which you are the producers as well as the actors. There is a play within a play within a play. There is no end to the
"within" of things. The dreamer dreams, and the dreamer within the dream dreams. But the dreams are not meaningless, and the actions within them are significant. The whole self is the observer and the
participator in the roles.
IN GENERAL, WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS EXISTENCE?
In the most basic sense, the purpose of life is being - as opposed to not being.
In your system of
three-dimensional reality you are learning about mental energy (also called thought energy or psychic energy) and how to use it.
Knowledge about mental energy
and its use is learned by constantly transforming your thoughts and emotions into physical form (your physical reality) and by then perceiving and dealing with the matter and events that are formed.
From doing this, you are
supposed to get a clear picture of your inner development as it is reflected by the exterior environment.
You participate in physical
reality so that you can operate and experience within this dimension. Here, you can develop your abilities, learn, create, solve problems and help others.
Matter is the shape that basic
experience takes when it comes into your three-dimensional system.
Your dreams, thoughts,
expectations, beliefs and emotions are literally transformed into physical matter.
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
Every nerve and fiber within the body has an unseen inner purpose.
Nerve impulses travel outward
from the body, along invisible pathways, in much the same manner that they travel within the body.
These pathways are carriers of
telepathic thoughts, impulses, and desires containing all the codified data necessary for translating any thought or image into physical actuality, altering seemingly objective events.
This telepathy operates
constantly at an "automatic" or subconscious level, providing communication to back up sensory data. Telepathy is the glue that holds the physical universe in position, so that you can agree on the
existence and properties of objects. In one respect, your body and all physical objects go flying out in all directions from the inner core of the whole self.
The physical environment is, therefore, as much a part of you as your own body.
What seems to be a perception,
an objective concrete event independent from you, is instead the materialization of your own emotions, energy and mental environment. Events and objects are actually focal points where highly charged psychic
impulses are transformed into something that can be physically perceived: a breakthrough into matter.
The intensity of a thought or
image largely determines the immediacy of the physical materialization. All such images or thoughts are not completely materialized, in your perception, as their intensity may be too weak.
MY INTELLECT DOESN'T HAVE THE
INFORMATION TO CONTROL ALL OF THIS, HOW IS IT HANDLED?
There is an inner ego, an inner self which organizes "unconscious" material.
As the outer ego manipulates
within the physical environment, so the inner ego or self organizes and manipulates within inner reality.
It is this inner self, out of
massive knowledge and the unlimited scope of its consciousness, that forms the physical world and provides the stimuli to keep the outer ego at the job of awareness. The inner self organizes, initiates, projects and
controls the transformation of psychic energy into matter and objects.
The energy of this inner self
is used by it to form a material counterpart (you). You then deal with the physical reality that is made and work out your own creative role.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE WORKINGS OF THE "INNER SELF"
The individual inner self,
through constant effort of great intensity, cooperates with other entities like itself to form and maintain the physical reality that you know.
The inner self has a virtually
infinite reservoir from which to draw knowledge and experience. All kinds of choices are available, and the diversity of physical matter is a reflection of this deep source and variety.
Having determined upon physical
reality as a dimension in which it will express itself, the inner self, first of all, takes care to form and maintain the physical basis upon which all else must depend -- the properties of the earth that can be
called the natural ones.
The deepest, most basic
subjective experience is translated into the natural elements: the ample landscape that sustains physical life.
With the natural structures
formed and maintained, other secondary physical properties are projected.
WHY ISN'T THE NATURE OF ALL THIS CLEARER?
It is the daily ego's ignorance
and limited focus that makes it view so-called unconscious activity as chaotic. The waking ego (dealing with physical reality) cannot know all the unconscious material directly.
The daily ego is simply not
conscious enough to be able to contain the vast knowledge that belongs to the inner conscious self from which it springs. The outer ego is spoon-fed, being given only those feelings and emotions, only that data,
that it can handle. This data is presented in a highly specialized manner, usually in terms of information picked up by the physical senses.
The inner self is not only
conscious, but conscious of itself, both as an individuality and as an individuality that is a part of all other consciousness. It is continually aware of both this partners and unity-with. The outer ego is not
continuously aware of this fact. It frequently forgets its "whole" nature. When it becomes swept up in a strong emotion it seems to lose itself. When it most vigorously maintains its sense of
individuality, it is no longer aware of unity-with.
If the ego were aware of the
constant barrage of telepathic communications that do impinge upon it, it would have a most difficult time retaining a sense of identity.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT CREATING AND MANIPULATING MY OWN REALITY.
You must learn to listen to the voice of the inner self and work with it.
You may also simply ask the
inner self to make the answers to problems available on a conscious basis.
You create your reality
according to your beliefs and expectations, therefore you should examine these carefully. If you do not like some aspect of your world, then exanmine your own expectations.
Your world is formed in
faithful replica of your own thoughts... If you think positive suggestions to yourself about a situation you send telepathic ammunition for positive use. You must learn to erase a negative thought or picture by
replacing it with its opposite.
You should tell yourself
frequently "I will only react to constructive suggestions." This gives you positive ammunition against your own negative thoughts and those of others.
A negative thought, if not erased, will almost certainly result in a negative condition.
Say to yourself, "That is
in the past. Now in this new moment, this new present, I am already beginning to change for the better."
It does not do to repress
negative thoughts, such as fears, angers, or resentment. They should be recognized, faced and replaced.
Recognize resentment when it is
felt, and then realize that resentment can be dismissed. Initial recognition must be made. Then you must imagine removing the resentment "by its roots" and replacing it with a positive feeling.
You must watch the pictures that you paint with your imagination.
Your environment and the
conditions of your life at any given time are the direct result of your own inner expectations. If you imagine dire circumstances, ill health or desperate loneliness, these will be "automatically"
materialized, for these thoughts themselves bring about the conditions that will give them a reality in physical terms.
If you would have good health
then you must imagine this as vividly as you fearfully imagine ill health.
You create your own
difficulties. This is true for each individual. The inner psychological state is projected outward, gaining physical reality - whatever the psychological state may be... The rules apply to everyone. Knowing this,
you should try to realize what your psychological state is and change your conditions for your own benefit.
You cannot escape your own
attitudes, for they will form the nature of what you see. If changes are to occur, they must be mental and psychic changes. These will be reflected in your environment.
Negative, distrustful, fearful, or degrading attitudes toward anyone work against the self.
If an individual sees only evil
and desolation in the physical world it is because he is obsessed with evil and desolation and projects them outward, closing his eyes to other aspects of reality.
If you want to know what you
think of yourself, then ask yourself what you think of others and you will find the answer.
True self-knowledge is
indispensable for health and vitality. The recognition of the truth about the self simply means that you must first find out what you think about yourself subconsciously. If it is a good image, build upon it. If it
is a poor one, recognize it as only the opinion you have held of yourself and not an "absolute state."
You are not your emotions. They
flow through you, you feel them and then they disappear. When you try to hold them back they build up.
You are independent of your
thoughts and emotions. You have emotions. You use your thoughts and emotions in your mental composition.
You must learn to trust your own spontaneous nature.
Your nervous system knows how
to react. It reacts spontaneously when you allow it to. It is only when you try to deny your emotions that they become a problem.
In spontaneity there is a
discipline that utterly escapes you, and an order beyond any that you know. Spontaneity knows its own order.
All of nature is spontaneous.
Our bodies will be healthy automatically if we do not project false ideas upon them.
Action accepts all stimuli in
an affirmative manner. This is why an illness is accepted by a personality structure, and once this occurs, a conflict develops. The self does not want to give up a portion of itself even while that portion may be
painful or disadvantageous.
Physical symptoms are
communications from the inner self, indications that we are making mental errors of one kind or another.
Do not forget that you are a part of the inner self. IT IS NOT USING YOU!
What you are supposed to do,
then, is change your mental attitude, search yourself for the inner problem represented by the symptoms, and measure your progress as the symptoms subside.
You sell yourself short if you
believe that you are only a physical organism living within the boundaries cast upon you by time and space.
You must accept life on its
terms, and not demand that it behave in certain ways. You must accept life gladly, as its own reason and cause within you.
Life is abundant, vigorous, and
strong. Each of us has our own defense against negative suggestions and we should trust in our own immunity.
You are a unique individual.
You form your physical environment. YOU MAKE AND CHANGE YOUR WORLD. You are part of all that is. There is no place within you that creativity does not exist.
You must live in faith that
your purpose is, and will be fulfilled. The uniqueness of your own personality is to be cherished.
The particular purpose of your
present personality can only be met in the present circumstances in the way that is best overall.
The people that you can help
now and the particular good that you can do, can never be done in precisely the same way.
Throughout the ages, some have
recognized the fact that there is self-consciousness and purpose in dream and sleep states, and have maintained, even in waking life, the sense of continuity of the inner self. To such people it is no longer
possible to completely identify with the ego consciousness. They are too aware of themselves as more. When such knowledge is gained, the ego can accept it, for it finds to its surprise that is not less conscious,
but more, and that its limitations are dissipated.
WHAT IS THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF DREAMS?
A man's thoughts and dreams are
more far reaching than he knows. They exist in more dimensions; they affect worlds of which he is unaware. The are as concrete, in effect, as any building. They appear in many guises within many systems, and once
created cannot be withdrawn.
The dream world is constructed
within a field that you cannot physically perceive, but it has more continuity than the world you know.
The same sort of psychic
agreement holds the dream system together as holds the physical system together.
There is one self and it
focuses its attention in various dimensions. In the waking state it focuses in physical reality. In the dream state it is focused within a different dimension.
This does not mean that we do
not sometimes leave our bodies and travel in our dream to other physical locations.
When you are manipulating
within physical reality, you have a fairly simple set of rules to serve you. Within dream reality there is greater freedom.
The dreamer creates his dreams
for his own purposes, selecting only those symbols which have meaning to him.
Each dream begins with psychic
energy which the individual transforms into a reality which is just as functional and real as physical reality. There is form within dream reality, but the potential form exists, within psychic energy, long before
Through our dreams we change
physical reality, and our physical daily experience alters our dream experience. There is constant interaction. Our consciousness is simply directed in a different kind of reality when we dream, a reality as vivid
as waking life.
On one level the personality
attempts to solve problems through dream construction... and often this gives freedom to actions that cannot be expressed within the confines of waking life.
Dream action CAN be turned
toward fulfilling constructive expectations, which will effect a change for the better!
Dreams can be utilized
creatively to improve health, gain inspiration, restore vitality, solve problems and enrich family relationships. You can have a pleasant and joyful dream that will completely restore your good spirits and vitality.
In our dream life we also visit other levels of existence, and gain needed skills.
The ego is not present in dream
reality. The waking consciousness is not the ego. The ego is only that portion of waking consciousness that deals with physical manipulation. Waking consciousness can be taken into the dream state, but the ego
cannot, as it would falter and cause failure there. When you take your consciousness into the dream state, you will meet with various conditions, some you can manipulate, some you cannot. Some dream locations will
be of your own making, and others will be strange to you because they belong to other dimensions of reality.
Individual consciousness can be sent through systems of reality.
This involves the transfer of
conscious energy from a home system to an alien one, and certain automatic changes are made from system to system, involving the use of brain waves, certain patterns being normal in different systems.
As the personality is changed
by any experience, it is changed by dreams. We may forget our dreams, but they are always part of us. The dreams experience is felt directly by the inner self. Dreams have their own actuality, they not only exist
independent of the dreamer, but they also have tangible form, though not in the form of matter as you are familiar with it. They are forever contained as electrically coded data within the cells of the physical
The dream universe possesses
concepts which will someday completely transform the physical world, but the denial of such concepts as possibilities delays their emergence.
There are also shared or
"mass" dreams. In these mankind deals with problems of his political and social structure. In these man dreams individually and collectively of ways in which changeabouts could occur. These dreams actually
help bring about the resulting change. The very energy and direction of these dreams will help change the situation. The solutions reached are not always the same as those he accepts in the physical world.
The energy behind a "bad
dream" is the energy of hidden fears, which could be formed by anyone, since there are fears in anyone.
Evil does not exist separate
from the dreamer, and even illness or fear should not be seen as enemies, but rather as aids to understanding and means to a greater end.
In larger terms there is no evil, only your own lack of perception.
Fear directs your conscious
energy into the realm of reality of that fear, and you then must deal at that level. The words "May peace be with you." will get you through any difficulty in other layers of reality.
IDENTITY, PERSONALITY, EGO AND THEIR MULTIDIMENSIONAL ASPECTS
Consciousness is not a
"thing" in itself, rather, it is a dimension of action made possible by a series of creative dilemmas.
There are three dilemmas which
represent the areas of reality within which the inner vitality of the universe can express and experience itself.
The first dilemma is inner
vitality's desire and impetus to completely materialize itself, and its inability to do so. This results in action, which is a part of all structure. Identity may be termed as action which is conscious of itself.
An identity is also a dimension
of existence, action within action, an unfolding of action upon itself -- and through this interweaving of action with itself, through this re-action, an identity is formed.
Identity and action cannot be separated.
Without identity, action would
be meaningless, for there would be nothing upon which action could act. Action then must, by its very nature, create identities.
Identity, because of its
characteristics, will continually seek stability, while stability is impossible. Action would seem to destroy identity, since action must involve change, and any change seems to threaten identity, however,
identities are never constant, for consciousness without action would cease to be conscious.
Identity must seek stability
while action must seek change; yet identity could not exist without change, for it is the result of action and a part of it. This is the second dilemma.
Identity is not the same as
individual personality. Personality represents only those aspects of identity which are able to be actualized within three-dimensional existence.
The ego at any given time in
this life is simply the part of the inner self that surfaces in physical reality; a group of characteristics that the inner self uses to solve various problems. Even the ego as we think of it changes constantly.
Ego consciousness is a state
resulting from the third creative dilemma, which happens when consciousness of self attempts to separate itself from action. This involves a state in which consciousness of self attempts to perceive action as an
object... and to perceive action, which is initiated by the ego, as a result rather than as a part of ego's own existence. This is impossible since no consciousness or identity can exist without action.
Each of you exists in other
realities and other dimensions, and the self that you call yourself is but a small portion of your entire identity.
Within the self that you know
is the prime identity, the whole self. This whole self has lived many lives and adopted many personalities. Personality may be somewhat molded by the circumstances that are created for it by the whole self but the
prime identity uses the resulting experience.
Personality and identity are not dependent upon physical form.
Your prime identity is an energy essence personality which is composed of energy gestalts.
As each individual
consciousness grows, out of its experience it forms other "personalities" or fragments of itself. These fragments are entirely independent as to action and decision, while constantly in communication with
the whole self of which they are a part.
themselves grow, develop, and may form their own entities or "personality gestalts".
You have constant contact with
the other parts of your whole self, but your ego is so focused upon physical reality and survival within it that you do not hear the inner voices.
No individuality is ever lost. It is always in existence.
Consciousness is the direction
in which the self focuses. Action implies infinite possibilities of focus.
What you call death is rather your choice to focus in other dimensions and realities.
You do not acquire a "spirit" at death. You are one, now!
You adopt a body as a space traveler wears a space suit, and for much the same reason.
Each individual from birth
forms his own counterpart from built-up, individual, continuous electrical signals that include his dreams, thought, desires and experiences. This counterpart of complete experience is a pattern which is then
independent of physical reality. At physical death his personality then exists detached from its physical form.
PROBABLE SYSTEMS OF REALITY
For its own purpose, and
because of its limitations, the ego chooses a single event from all the probable ones. Until the ego experiences the event it is only one of all the other probable ones. It becomes actual in your reality only when
it is experienced by the physical self.
A portion of the whole self can
and does experience events in an entirely different fashion than the ego does and is aware of all other probable events that could have been experienced by the ego.
This other portion of the self
delves into these alternative events in the same amount of physical time that it takes the ego to experience its chosen event.
These other probable events
become just as "real" within other dimensions. There are an infinite number of systems or universes between matter and antimatter. Using the physical senses you can never perceive these other systems, but,
probable events are events whether or not you perceive them.
In dreams, often portions of
probable events are experienced in a semiconscious manner. Advanced training in the use of the Inner Senses can also lead to exploration of these systems.
These systems of probabilities
are quite as real as your physical system, you are simply not focused within them.
In these other systems of
reality, each of us has "other selves" not an identical self or twin, but other parts of our whole entity, developing abilities in a different way than we are here.
Each of these selves
experiences time in its own manner according to the nature of its perceptions. Their various realities merge in the overall perceptions of the whole self.
There is a constant
subconscious interchange of information between all these layers of the whole self.
Ultimately the inner ego tries
to bring about comprehension by each of these selves about the other simultaneous selves. Until the whole self is able to perceive its own parts simultaneously, these seemingly separate selves appear, to themselves,
isolated and alone.
WHAT IS THE NATURE OF TIME?
Time as you experience it is an
illusion caused by your own physical senses. They force you to perceive action in certain terms, but this is not the nature of action.
The apparent boundaries between
past, present and future are only illusions caused by the amount of action you can physically perceive, and so it seems to you that one moment exists and is gone forever, and the next moment comes and like the one
before also disappears. Everything in the universe exists at one time simultaneously.
The first words ever spoken
still ring through the universe, and in your terms, the last words ever spoken have already been said. The past, present and future only appear to those who exist within three-dimensional reality.
The past exists as a series of
electromagnetic connections held in the physical brain and in the nonphysical mind.
These electromagnetic connections can be changed.
The future consists of a series
of electromagnetic connections in the mind and brain also. In other words, the past and present are real to the same extent.
You take it for granted that
present action can change the future, but present actions can also change the past.
The past is no more objective
or independent from the perceiver than is the present. The electromagnetic connections were largely made by the individual perceiver. The connection can be changed, and such changes are far from uncommon. These
changes happen spontaneously on a subconscious basis.
The past is seldom what you
remember it to be, for you have already rearranged it from the instant of any given event. The past is being constantly re-created by each individual as attitudes and associations change. This is an actual
recreation, not a symbolic one. The child is indeed still within the man, but he is not the child that "was", for even the child within the man constantly changes.
Difficulties arise when such
alterations do not occur automatically. Severe neurosis is often caused precisely because an individual has not changed his past.
A change of attitude, a new
association, or any of innumerable other actions will automatically set up new electromagnetic connections and break others.
Every action changes every
other action. Therefore, every action in your present affects actions you call past.
It is possible to react in the
past to an event that has not occurred, and to be influenced by your own future.
It is also possible for an
individual to react in the past to an event in the future, which in your terms, may never occur.
Because past, present and
future exist simultaneously, there is no reason why you cannot react to an event whether or not it happens to fall within the small field of reality in which you usually observe and participate.
On a subconscious level, you
react to many events that have not yet occurred as far as your ego's awareness is concerned.
Such reactions are carefully
screened out and not admitted to consciousness. The ego finds such instances distracting and annoying, and when forced to admit their validity, will resort to the most far fetched rationalizations to explain them.
No event is predestined. Any
given event can be changed not only before and during but after its occurrence.
The individual is hardly at the
mercy of past events, for he changes them constantly. He is hardly at the mercy of future events, for he changes these not only before but after their happening. An individuals future actions are not dependent upon
a concrete finished past, for such a past never existed.
The past is as real as the future, no more or less.
There is a part of you that is
not locked within physical reality, and that part of you knows that there is only an Eternal Now. The part of you that knows is the whole self, your inner and outer ego (all that you are).
From within this framework you
will see that see that physical time is as dreamlike as you once thought inner time was. You will discover your whole self, peeping inward and outward at the same "time", and find that all time is one
time, and all divisions, illusions.
SETH'S CONCEPT OF GOD
Note: Seth uses the word
"God" sparingly, usually he speaks of All That Is or the Primary Energy Gestalt.
If you prefer, you can call the
supreme psychic gestalt God, but you should not attempt to objectify him.
What you call God is the sum of
all consciousness, and yet the whole is more than the sum of Its parts.
He is not one individual, but
an energy gestalt. He is a psychic pyramid of interrelated, ever expanding consciousness, that creates simultaneous and instantaneously, universes and individuals that are given duration, psychic comprehension,
intelligence and eternal validity.
Its energy is so unbelievable
that is does indeed form all universes; and because its energy is within and behind all universes, fields and systems, it is indeed aware of each sparrow that falls, for it is each sparrow that falls.
Dimly remembered through what
you would call history, there was a state of agony in which the powers of creativity and existence were known, but the ways to produce them were not known. All That Is existed in a state of being, but without the
means to find expression for Its being. All That Is had to learn this lesson, and could not be taught. From this agony, creativity was originally drawn, and its reflection is still seen. All That Is retains the
memory of that state, and it serves as a constant impetus toward renewed creativity. Desire, wish and expectation, therefore, rule all actions and are the basis for all realities. Within the dreams of All That Is,
potential beings had consciousness before any beginning as you know it.
In Its massive imagination, It
understood that the cosmic multiplication of consciousness could not occur within that framework. Actuality was necessary if these probabilities were to be given birth. All That Is saw an infinity of probable,
conscious individuals. These probable individual selves found themselves alive within a God's dream and they clamored to be released into actuality. All That Is yearned to release them and sought within itself for
the means to do so.
Finally, with love and longing It let go of that portion of itself, and they were free.
The psychic energy exploded in a flash of creation.
All That Is loves all that It
has created down to the least, for It realizes the dearness and uniqueness of each consciousness which has been wrest from such a state of agony. It is triumphant and joyful at each development taken by each
consciousness, and It revels and takes joy in the slightest creative act of each of Its issues.
All individuals remember their
source, and now dream of All That Is as It once dreamed of them. And they yearn toward that immense source... and yearn to give it actuality through their own creations.
Now in the same way do you give
freedom to the personality fragments within your own dreams and for the same reason. And you create for the same reason, and within each of you is the memory of primal agony-- that urge to create and free all
probable consciousness into actuality.
The connections between you and
All That Is can never be severed, and Its awareness is so delicate and focused that its attention is indeed directed with a prime creator's love to each consciousness.
All That Is knows no other. It
does not know whether or not other psychic gestalts like Itself may exist. It is constantly searching.
All portions of All That Is are
constantly changing. All That Is is constantly seeking to know Itself, for seeking itself is a creative activity and the core of all action.
You, as a consciousness, seek
to know yourself and become aware of yourself as a distinct individual portion of All That Is. You automatically draw on the overall energy of All That Is, since your existence is dependent upon it.
The portion of All That Is that
is aware of itself as you, that is focused within your existence, can be called upon for help when necessary. This portion of All That Is looks out for your interests and may be called upon in a personal manner. A
psychic gestalt may seem impersonal to you, but its energy forms your person.
SETH ON THE INNER SENSES
I do not harp about to you
about theory simply because I want to spout theory. These are not just fine words that mean nothing, I want you to put these ideas to practice.
You must try to understand the
nature of reality. To some small extent I have begun to explain this, and the ideas, in themselves, will make you think. To perceive other realities, we have to use the Inner Senses -- methods of perception that
belong to the inner self and operate whether or not we have a physical form.
The Inner Senses expand normal
consciousness and allow us to become aware of our own multidimensional existence.
Undistorted and yours for the
asking, is the knowledge inherent in the inner self, pertaining to reality as a whole, its laws, principles and composition.
In the inner self you will find
the innate knowledge concerning the creation of the camouflage universe as you know it. You will find the ways and means by which the inner self, existing in the climate of psychological reality, helps create the
various planes of existence, constructs outer senses to project and perceive these, and the ways by which reincarnations take place within various systems. Here, also, you will find your own answers as to
how the inner self transforms
energy for it purpose, changes its form, and adopts other realities, and the mechanics involved.
These will enable you to
perceive reality as it exists independent of the physical world. You must learn to recognize, develop, and use them. The methods are given in the material, but you cannot utilize the material until you understand it.
You must, first of all, cease
identifying yourself completely with your ego, and realize that you can perceive more than your ego perceives. You must demand more of yourself than you ever have before. The material is not for those who would
deceive themselves with packaged, ribboned truths that are parceled out and cut apart so you can digest them. The material demands that you intellectually and intuitively expand.
Consciousness can be turned in
many directions, but you are in the habit of directing it along one certain path, and you have forgotten that there are other paths.
If you consider the conscious
mind that you usually use as one door, then you stand at the threshold of this mind and look out into physical reality. But there are other doors... It is true that when you close one door there may be a moment of
distortion before you open another, and you may need to learn the methods by which you can perceive other realities, other conscious portions of yourself. But these portions are as valid and as real as the
consciousness with which you are ordinarily familiar.
There is only one way to learn
what consciousness is: by studying and exploring your own awareness, by changing the focus of your attention and using your own consciousness in as many ways as possible.
When you look into yourself,
the very effort involved extends the limitations of your consciousness, expands it, and allows the egotistical self to use its abilities that it often does not realize it possesses.
The Inner Senses reveal to us
our own independence from physical matter, and let us recognize our unique, individual multidimensional identity.
Properly utilized, they also
show us the miracle of physical existence and our place in it. We can live a wiser, more productive, happier physical life because we understand why we are here, individually and as a people.
The Inner Senses can help us to
use telepathic abilities. This means that in family, business, or social contacts, we will intuitively be aware of what another person is saying to us: we will know what is beneath their words. You will also use
words better yourself to communicate your inner feelings since you will better know what those feelings are. You will not be afraid of them or feel the need to cover them up.
Using the Inner Senses, we simply increase our entire range of perception.
The point of learning how to
use the Inner Senses is that you will learn what reality is... This self-investigation initiates states of consciousness with which you are not usually familiar, and these senses can be used as investigative tools.
Books cannot tell you this.
Even if you use psychoanalysis, you are still only exploring the topmost levels of your personality, and you do not have the benefit of those altered states of consciousness that occur when you look into yourself.
In this sort of exploration,
the personality attempts to go within itself, to find its way through the veils of adopted characteristics of its own inner identity.
The inner core of the self has
telepathic and clairvoyant abilities that greatly affect family relationships - and your civilization. Now you are not using these abilities effectively. These are precisely the abilities that are needed now. If
there is to be any hope of world communication, then each of you must understand where your potentials are.
THE INNER SENSES ARE ...
(These are my interpretation of them -- andy)
Inner Vibrational Touch -
consciousness expands to contain other living things, like empathy but perceived as an overall impression like hot or cold.
Psych Time - relax, turn of physical, tune in inner focus inward.
Perception of Past, Present, Future - time expanded Inner Vibrational Touch
The Conceptual Sense - complete understanding of concept on all levels
Cognition of Knowledgeable Essence - stronger instantaneous cognition of the essence
Innate Knowledge of Basic Reality - particular data to make manipulation possible - instinct
Expansion or Contraction of the
Tissue Capsule - "tissue" surrounding consciousness in any system - astral
isentanglement from Camouflage - change of frequency
Diffusion by the Energy Personality - birth - projection into systems
SOME UNSORTED INFORMATION
You are not the creators of the universe, but are the creators of the physical world as you know it.
YOU create your own reality.
Thought is energy.
When you are in a state that is
not the usual waking one (asleep or "daydreaming") you are conscious and alert. You merely block out the memory of this experience from the waking ego.
Electromagnetic energy units
are the forms that basic experience takes when directed by the inner self. These then form physical matter and objects.
When a person dies (having
chosen their own death, although not "consciously"), you must tell the person that they are free to leave, and that you joyfully give them their freedom. Let them know that they need not stay close,
because you realize that you will be reunited.
Your expectations send telepathic suggestions.
Telepathic conditions called
root assumptions exist, of which each individual is subconsciously aware.
The conscious ego rises out of
the "unconscious" ego, but the "unconscious" being the creator of the ego is necessarily far more conscious than its offspring.
Those who know existence on a
physical level now, have, because of certain cycles, lived before at approximately the same historical periods. They possess an inner familiarity, a cohesiveness that belongs with the same sort of reality.
Energy projected into any kind
of construction, psychic or physical, cannot be recalled, and must follow the laws of the particular form into which it has been molded.
Dreams can give clues to all kinds of behavior.
When you dream of others, they
know it. When they dream of you know it. There would be nothing gained, however in conscious awareness of these conditions, at this time.
The self has no boundaries except those it accepts out of ignorance.
Later, in your time, you will look into the physical system at others in a position like yours now.
Within your physical atoms the origins of all consciousness still sing.
Your idea of space and time is
determined by your neurological structure. The camouflage is so craftily executed and created by the inner self that you must, by necessity, focus your attention on the physical reality which has been created.
The single line of physical
experience is merely the surface thread along which you seem to travel. In actuality, following this analogy, there would be an infinite number of threads both above and below your own, all part of one inconceivably
The purpose of existence is, quite simply, being as opposed to nonbeing.
I am telling you what I know, and there is much I do not know.
I KNOW THAT HELP MUST BE GIVEN
ONE TO THE OTHER, AND THAT EXTENSIONS AND EXPANSIONS ARE AIDS TO BEING.
Each self, as part of All That
Is, retains the memory of the state of agony before their release into actuality, and so each consciousness is driven toward survival, change, development and creativity.
There are answers to some
questions that I cannot give you about the origin of All That Is, for they are not known anywhere in the system in which we have our existence.
Entities, being action, always
shift and change. There is nothing arbitrary about their boundaries. Any personality can become an entity on its own. This involves a highly developed knowledge of the use of energy and its intensities.
When a race is in deepest
stress and faced with great problems, it will call forth someone like Christ. It will seek out and indeed from itself produce the very personalities necessary to give it strength.
When every young man refuses to
go to war, you will have peace. You do not defend any idea with violence.
As long as you fight for greed and gain, there will be no peace.
Jane Roberts quotes Dr. Joseph Murphy -- The Power of Your Subconscious Mind:
The power of your subconscious
is enormous. It inspires you, guides you, reveals to you names and facts and scenes from the storehouse of memory. It started your heartbeat, controls circulation of your blood, regulates digestion, assimilation,
and elimination. When you eat a piece of bread, your subconscious transmutes it into tissue, muscle, bone and blood Your subconscious controls all the vital processes and functions of your body.
It never sleeps or rests. You
can discover the miracle-working power of the subconscious by plainly stating to your subconscious mind, prior to sleep, that you wish a specific thing accomplished. Here then is a source of power and wisdom that
places you in touch with omnipotence, or the power that moves the world, guides the planets in their course, and causes the sun to shine. Your subconscious mind is the source of your ideals, aspirations and
Whatever thoughts, beliefs,
opinions, theories or dogma you write, engrave or impress on your subconscious mind - you will experience them as the objective manifestation of circumstances, conditions and events; what you write on the inside,
you experience on the outside.
It is a universal truth that
whatever you impress on your subconscious mind is expressed on the screen of space as condition, experience and event. Thought is incipient action. The reaction is a response from your subconscious mind which
corresponds with the nature of your thought. Your subconscious mind can be likened to the soil which can grow all kinds of seeds, good or bad. Every thought is a cause and every condition an effect.
As you sow in your subconscious
mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment. Whatever your conscious mind assumes and believes to be true, your subconscious mind will accept and bring to pass. Whatever you habitually think sinks into the
subconscious. The subconscious is the seat of the emotions and is a creative mind. Once subconscious accepts an idea, it begins to execute it. Whatever you feel is true, your subconscious will accept and bring forth
~ The Early Session, Volume 9, ESP Class May 6, 1969, page 284, by Jane Roberts
"Many quite limiting ideas
will pass without scrutiny under the guise of goodness. You may feel quite virtuous, for example, in hating evil, or what seems to you to be evil; but if you find yourself concentrating upon either hatred or evil,
you are creating it. If you are poor you may feel quite self-righteous in your financial condition, looking with scorn upon those who are wealthy, telling yourself that money is wrong and so reinforcing the
condition of poverty...If you are ill, you may find yourself dwelling upon the misery of your condition, and bitterly envying those who are healthy, bemoaning your state- and therefore perpetuating it through your
Hatred of war will not bring
peace-another example. Only love of peace will bring those conditions."
~ Seth, Nature Of Personal Reality, used in Create Your Own Reality, a Seth Workbook by Nancy Ashley
SETH ON HEALTH
from The Individual And Nature of Mass Events.
"Unfortunately, many of your public health programs, and commercial statements through the various media, provide you with mass meditations of a most deplorable
kind. I refer to those in which the specific symptoms of various diseases are given, in which the individual is further told to examine the body with those symptoms in mind. I also refer to those statements that
just as unfortunately specify diseases for which the individual may experience no symptoms of an observable kind, but is cautioned that these disastrous physical events may be happening despite his or her feelings
of good health. Here the generalized fears fostered by religious, scientific, and cultural beliefs are often given as blueprints of diseases in which a person can find a specific focus-the individual can say: `Of
course, I feel listless, or panicky, or unsafe, since I have suchandsuch a disease.'
"The breast cancer suggestions associated with selfexaminations have caused more cancers than any treatments have cured.
They involve intense meditation of the body, and adverse imagery that itself affects the bodily cells. Public health announcements about high blood pressure themselves raise the blood pressure of millions of
"Your current ideas of preventative medicine, therefore, generate the very kind of fear that causes disease. They all undermine the individual's sense of bodily security and increase
stress, while offering the body a specific, detailed disease plan. But most of all, they operate to increase the individual sense of alienation from the body, and to promote a sense of powerlessness and duality.
Your "medical commercials" are equally diseasepromoting. Many, meaning to offer you relief through a product, instead actually promote the condition through suggestion, thereby generating a need for the
"Examine the literature
that you read, the television programs that you watch, and tell yourself to ignore those indications given of the body's weaknesses."
Richard Kendall on Seth
posted to TheHealingCircle
Richard Kendall recently visited the Seth Group in Houston, Texas.
Now on their website www.houstonsethgroup.org many of the talks that Richard has given over the years,
including the presentation he made to the group in Houston this month, have been posted.
The world looked awfully big to me in 1969 and I felt very small. Enter Francois-tall, black, exotic. Self
proclaimed master of truth. No need to think or make decisions. The safety of joining a cult. Just follow the leader.
Late 1970: Francois makes The Seth Material required reading. Seth's words ring bells
that have stood silent for centuries, but the bells echo differently than the ideas Francois has been teaching us, and we have been teaching others. The beginning of a creative conflict.
Summer 1971: I write to
Jane Roberts asking if some friends and I can attend one of her ESP Classes. Jane gives us the okay.
Last week in December, 1971: Francois unexpectedly dies; drops dead on the street. Guru-less, a mild panic
begins to set in. Who will replace Francois? One week later we attend our first Seth class.
January 4th, 1972: Sitting in the living room of Jane Roberts for the first time. A new guru to solve all my
problems? I quickly find out that is not on the agenda at 458 West Water Street. I sit in the back of the room and find myself feeling intense anger to Fred, one of the students in class that evening. Never met Fred
before; why such anger? Jane bursts into Sumari song, motions for Fred and I to stand in front of her facing each other. I look into Fred's eyes. He looks back. We both laugh. Centuries old animosities dissolve in
an instant. Enter Seth: "And let that be a lesson to you." Class ends. Doors to the universe close. Only long stretch of highway remains.
March 7th - Doors of the universe swing open once more. I wait
for Seth to come through. Perhaps tonight he will speak the words to solve all my problems.
Enter Seth: "I am pleased that you sit and wait for me with such great attention. I would be much more pleased
however if you waited for yourselves with as great attention; and if you listened to your own voices with as much attention as you pay to mine."
Doors of the universe close. I try to listen as we head down
the highway but all I hear is the restless turning of wheels, and think that perhaps next week will be the week Seth speaks the magic words that will answer all my questions.
March 14th - Seth doesn't come
through at all. Did he get lost; did he run into traffic? Perhaps he is out attending some party on Mars or just bored with visiting the earth and listening to our endless whining, and feeling our yearnings
for him to make all the pain go away..
March 21st Doors of the universe swing open once again. Enter Seth: "You are meeting each other, you are meeting yourselves. Most of all you are meeting
yourselves." I wonder what would happen if I did meet myself. What would I say if we were introduced? Would I say: It is a pleasure to meet you, or would some other words escape my lips, more honestly
reflecting my feelings about myself? I watch the lights pass me by on the highway and try to hide in the shadows. I'm not ready to meet myself. And besides I have nothing to wear. And what if I make a bad
impression.. How will I look in my own eyes? Questions I wasn't ready to answer, yet couldn't afford not to answer at the same time.
March 28th - Doors of the universe swing Wide open this night:
speaking to me: "The small but brilliant sardonic part of you was, and in other terms still is, a very brilliant courtesan in 16th century France, who sat with the philosophers and thought: They did not know
what they were talking about. Since you were a woman with an excellent mind, you listened to these men who seemed to think they knew what they were talking about and you thought: They have not the slightest idea in
their heads and yet they look at me and think I am beautiful and silly when I can think rings around them. And so you did, and in other terms, so you still do. This woman had much energy and still possesses
it." The highway looked different on the way home that night. The doors of the universe remained open even after class ended; it was just a crack, yet just enough to begin to tippy toe through the centuries to
see what I left behind, and, what I've sent ahead. ." (Years later I find a copy of a book this woman wrote about her life in 16th century France.)
April 4th - Enter Seth, to class in general: "You are
so used to hiding feelings and so terrified of what you think of as bad ones that you have a volcano ready to explode." I wonder: is that what volcanoes really are, the eruption of repressed feelings that
refuse to be held in check any longer. The hills looked angry that night, and although no volcano erupted alongside the highway as we headed back, I could feel the heat.
April 18th - Enter Seth: "You are so
close to perceiving the nature of your own reality; you are but half a breath away." So close Seth says, then why do I feel so far from a true home as the night carries me back to the house I live in. I think
of the song lyric: "A house is not a home." Wise words, even if they weren't spoken by Seth.
April 25th - I relate a dream I had during the week. In the dream a voice was trying to speak through me and
I was using all my energy to keep my mouth closed and stop the voice from coming through. Enter Seth: "You were involved in an experience in which you were trying to give voice, if you will forgive me, to those
higher portions of yourself that usually you still and quiet and hush without thinking. You were therefore trying to give freedom to other portions of your personality that you do not recognize and struggling
against the experience. You were saying, "My ego is my ego and it is me and I will not listen to any other portion of my personality who has the audacity to think it knows more than I do."
I was quiet
on the ride home that evening; afraid of the words I might speak if I dared to give voice to those other portions of my being Seth spoke of.
May 2nd - Secret night. Share a secret about yourself with the others
in class. Skeletons start to rattle and dance around the room, brushing off cobwebs with long bony ashen fingers. Time to sleep.
May 9th - Enter Seth: "There is no division except the division that you make
when you close off your own thoughts from yourself." Class ends. A thousand expert carpenters begin rebuilding walls, dividing my self into a thousand different rooms. A house is not a home. These words come to
me once again as I sit behind the walls of my being.
May 23rd - A sweet elderly man visits for the evening. A portrait of Seth painted by Rob hangs on the wall directly above the chair this man occupies. Someone
remarks how this elderly man has a strong likeness to the image of Seth in the painting.
Enter Seth: "The gods have a sense of humor, and that is all I have to say."
The elderly man died a few weeks
later. I wonder what portraits populate his new reality?. Perhaps the paintings in his world look out upon the people and the paintings age and die, and the people remain ageless.
May 30th - Enter Seth:
"Your own thoughts rise up and become landscapes in other layers of dimensions even that you do not perceive." On the way home as I look out the car window I wonder: Whose thoughts became the stars that
night; and whose thoughts became the moon; and whose thoughts became the rivers and the oceans. Fun musings as I drift off and the phrase Landscapes of Thought flashes across my mind.
June 6th - Enter Seth:
"In this room you are to respond to each other as individuals. You are to seek out and see the individual, not the mother, not the father, not the boy, not the man, not the woman, not the daughter or the son,
but the person, and to respond in that manner." Good advice for any group I'd say.
June 13th - Enter Seth: "It is only when you ignore and do not trust the mobility of your own feeling that it builds up
like a dam...Ten days later the dam breaks, as Hurricane Agnes, one of the worst floods in Elmira history devastates the town.
July 8th - Enter Seth: "I did not want you to think that I got washed away by the flood."
July 25th - "You are an event who questions what an event is. So your question is: What is it that
questions what it is. And the answer obviously can only come from the one who questions what it is."
August 1 - Fingertips move tables; wooden legs dance about the room defying conventional ideas and
definitions. I always wanted to participate in some kind of table tipping; and if there are no accidents, why did I decide to skip class that week?
August 15th - Enter Seth: "When I speak loudly I do things
with the air. And I change your reality, for sounds have a vitality from which worlds were created.
August 22nd - "An imaginative event is as real as a physically materialized one." My mind struggles to
define real, to define event, to understand. Perhaps, all I need to do is imagine that I do understand and then the imaginative event will become real. Boy this stuff can get confusing.
August 29th - I come
bounding up the stairs and start excitedly telling Jane about this great book I read last week called Jonathan Livingston Seagull by someone named Richard Bach. Jane listens
patiently and when I'm done nods to
this guy sitting on the couch and says, "Rich, meet Richard Bach."
September 5th - Enter Seth: "Your inner self is not trying to remind you of seriousness. It smiles as you are smiling now."
I never did like the expression "Get serious." I used to prefer the expression "Get real." But now, when someone says "Get Real" my mind starts debating what is real and what is
imaginative for words just don't mean what they used to. Perhaps we need a whole new vocabulary to view the world until there will be no need of words at all. But for now...
September 12th - Enter Seth: "I
do not want any respectable long faces here. We do not want those in class who speak of repentance and sin; who carry upon themselves the great responsibility of the world and relish in it."
- "Humility is pride in your part of All That Is. It is not a cringing voice that says, "I am nothing! I bow down before the gods of the universe, or before any god."
September 26th - If you can
change your beliefs in a split second with enough strength and intensity, and reverse yourself in mid-air so to speak, the results could be instantaneous." I think of a seagull in mid-flight reversing direction
and am reminded of the connections I felt between Richard Bach and myself.
October 3rd - In trying to understand the concept of beliefs, I asked Seth the following: If I believe I can go up to a lonely mountain
that nobody inhabits and that in ten years a beautiful woman with purple hair and purple eyes is going to fall in love with me; if I believed it strongly enough then would it happen? Seth responded: "If you
believed it strongly enough and if you did not find it easier to accept a woman with a different color hair, and if there were not a reason why you could not simply accept a normal love on a normal street corner,
and if you are willing to offset all the other connections, and believed it deeply enough, THEN GO WITH MY BLESSING!
And with that, I'll end this presentation and hope you enjoyed it.
Jane Roberts quotes Dr. Joseph Murphy -- The Power
of Your Subconscious Mind
Notes by Jane from Dr. Joseph Murphy's
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind:
The power of your subconscious is enormous. It
inspires you, guides you, reveals to you names and facts and scenes
from the storehouse of memory. It started your heartbeat, controls circulation of your blood, regulates digestion, assimilation, and elimination. When you eat a piece of bread, your subconscious transmutes it into tissue, muscle, bone and blood Your subconscious controls all the vital processes and functions of your body.
It never sleeps or rests. You can discover the miracle-working power of the subconscious by plainly stating to your subconscious mind, prior to sleep, that you wish a specific thing accomplished. Here then
is a source of power and wisdom that places you in touch with omnipotence, or the power that moves the world, guides the planets in their course, and causes the sun to shine. Your subconscious mind is the
source of your ideals, aspirations and altruistic urges.
Whatever thoughts, beliefs, opinions, theories or dogma you write,
engrave or impress on your subconscious mind - you will experience them as the objective manifestation of circumstances, conditions and events; what you write on the inside, you experience on the outside.
is a universal truth that whatever you impress on your subconscious mind is expressed on the screen of space as condition, experience and event. Thought is incipient action. The reaction is a response from your
subconscious mind which corresponds with the nature of your thought. Your subconscious mind can be likened to the soil which can grow all kinds of seeds, good or bad. Every thought is a cause and every condition an
As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment. Whatever your conscious mind assumes and believes to be true, your subconscious mind will accept and bring to
pass. Whatever you habitually think sinks into the subconscious. The subconscious is the seat of the emotions and is a creative mind. Once subconscious accepts an idea, it begins to execute it. Whatever you
feel is true, your subconscious will accept and bring forth into experience
~ The Early Session, Volume 9, ESP Class May 6, 1969, page 284, by Jane Roberts
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