Seth by Jane Roberts---Excerpts on Life, Death, Health, Reincarnation...
lori100: -------Excerpts from Seth Books by Jane Roberts--------"The Nature of Personal Reality"---------You make your own reality. I cannot say this too often. There will be
periods where all of your beliefs are at an even par, so to speak. They will
The ideas may be quite limited. They may be false. They may be based
upon premises that are not true. Their vitality and strength however will be
quite real, and seem to bring excellent results.
"Wealth is everything." Now this idea is far from a truth. The person who
accepts it completely, though, will be wealthy and in excellent health, and
everything will fit in quite well with his beliefs. Yet the idea is still a belief
about reality, and so there will be invisible gulfs in his experience of which he
On the outside the situation will look most advantageous, and while the
person seems quite content, beneath there will be the gnawing knowledge of
incompletion. On the surface there will be balance.
lori100: ^^continued-----------behavior, and points of stress, creative stress, while you are learning. Our rich
man just mentioned may suddenly realize that his belief is limiting, in that he
concentrated upon it exclusively so that money and health became his sole
aims. The shattered belief may leave him open to illness, which would seem
like a negative experience. Yet through the illness he may be led to areas of
perception he had earlier denied, and [he may] be enriched in that particular
manner.-------------------------Now here is another example. Your conscious thoughts regulate
--your health. The persistent idea of illness will make you ill. While
you believe that you become ill because of viruses, infections or accidents,
then you must go to doctors who operate within that system of
belief. And because you believe in their cures, hopefully you will be
relieved of your difficulty.
Because you do not understand that your thoughts create illness you
will continue to undergo it, however, and new symptoms will appear.
You will again return to the doctor. When you are in the process of
changing beliefs — when you are beginning to realize that your thoughts
and feelings cause illness — then for a while you may not know what to
do.---------------------In the larger context you realize that the doctor can at best give you
temporary relief, yet you may not be completely convinced as yet of your
own ability to change your thoughts; or you may be so cowed by their
effectiveness that you are frightened. So there is a period of stress in
between beliefs, so to speak, while you dispense with one set and are
learning to use another.------------------The truth is then that you form your reality directly. You react consciously
and unconsciously to your beliefs. You collect from the physical
universe, and the interior one, data that seems to correlate with your
lori100: Seth by Jane Roberts-------"It is easier for the body to be healthy than ill, and in the terms of this discussion, for example, old age does not basically bring with it any particular diseases or susceptibility. Practically speaking, now, negative beliefs often catch up with the individual, leading to various diseases. I want to emphasize, however, that Framework 2 is not a neutral medium. Negative beliefs have to be inserted there with great repetitiveness before you meet their physical results."
lori100: SETH ON HEALTH
from The Individual And Nature of Mass Events.--by Jane Roberts-----------
------ "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 television viewers.
------ "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 product itself."
"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."
lori100: seth------Here let
me mention that in those terms you hypnotize yourself constantly with
your own conscious thoughts and suggestions. The term hypnosis
merely applies to a quite normal state in which you concentrate your
attention, narrowing your focus to a particular area of thought or belief.---------------------------------------------------Because your mind in life is connected with the brain
and the physical organism, it is automatically attuned to corporeal reality,
and to some extent of course it ignores some nonphysical data that
lies within any given field of perception. Quite simply, it does not allow
it into its organizing perceptions. It [the data] is then blocked out.
-----Again, this is quite necessary. There is some information and data
that does not "apply" to physical reality. Some of it is perceived by "nonphysical
entities" who organize it into their system of reality, where it
does have meaning, but we will not be concerned with it here.
While you are physical then you will always be concentrating upon
certain data to the exclusion of other data. In other kinds of realities you
may ignore the physical system entirely, however, focusing instead upon
those systems of existence that are not now recognized within your own.-------------------------------------------------------The
inner self keeps the physical body alive even as it formed it. The miraculous
constant translation of spirit into flesh is carried on with inexhaustible
energy by these inner portions of being, but in all cases the
inner self looks to the conscious mind for its assessment of the body's
condition and reality, and forms the image in line with the conscious
---------So — once more — you form reality through your beliefs, and your
most intimate production is your physical body. Your beliefs about it are
constantly fed into inner data. You organize on an unconscious level the
atoms and molecules that compose your cells to form your body. But the
blueprint is made by your conscious beliefs. To change your body you
change your beliefs, even in the face of physical data or evidence that
conflicts.------------------------Now thoughts in general possess an electromagnetic reality, but
whether you know it or not, they also have an inner sound value.
You know the importance of exterior sound. It is used as a method
of communication, but it is also a by-product of many other events, and
it affects the physical atmosphere. Now the same is true about what I
will call inner sound, the sound of your thoughts within your own head.
I am not speaking here of body noises, though you are usually oblivious
to these also.
-------------------Inner sounds have an even greater effect than exterior ones upon
your body. They affect the atoms and molecules that compose your cells.
In many respects it is true to say that you speak your body, but the speaking
is interior.-------The same kind of sound built the Pyramids, and it was not sound
that you would hear with your physical ears. Such inner sound forms
your bone and flesh. The sound exists connected with but quite apart
from the mental words you use in thinking.
lori100: seth--------------To be healthy you must believe in health. A good physician is a
changer of beliefs. He will replace an idea of illness with one of health.
Whatever methods or drugs he uses will not be effective unless this
change of belief takes place.
Unfortunately, when man became a labeller he also made maps, so
to speak, of great complexity, categorizing various diseases with greater
effectiveness than ever before. He studied dead tissue to discover the
nature of the disease that killed it. Physicians began to think of men as
carriers of disease and diseases — which, in certain terms, they [the
physicians] did themselves create through some new medical procedures.
The old medicine men often dealt far more directly with the patient
himself, and understood the nature of beliefs and the prime importance
of suggestion. Many of their techniques were adopted for their psychological
shock value, in which the patient was quite effectively "brainwashed"
out of die disease he believed that he had.-------------------The present medical profession is sadly hampered because of its
own beliefs. Often it operates as a framework in which poor health and
disease are not only accepted as normal, but the concepts behind them
strengthened.------------------The naming and labelling of "diseases" is a harmful practice that to a
large extent denies the innate mobility and ever-changing quality of the
psyche as expressed in flesh. You are told that you have "something."
Out of the blue "it" has attacked you, and your most intimate organs,
perhaps. You are usually told that your emotions or beliefs or system of
values have nothing to do with the unfortunate circumstances that beset
(10:08.) The patient, therefore, often feels relatively powerless and
at the mercy of any stray virus that might come along. The facts are that
you choose even the kind of illness that you have according to the nature
of your beliefs. You are immune from ill health as long as you believe
that you are.------------------------These are quite practical statements. Your body has an overall body
consciousness filled with energy and vitality. It automatically rights any
imbalances, but your conscious beliefs also affect this body consciousness.
Your muscles believe what you tell them about themselves.
So does every other portion of your physical body.
While you believe that only doctors can cure you, you had better go
to them, because in the framework of your beliefs they are the only
people who can help you. But the framework itself is limiting; and again,
while you may be cured of one difficulty, you will only replace it with
another as long as your beliefs cause you to have physical problems.-------------------------------------------------As I mentioned (in the last session), inner sounds are extremely important.
Each of the atoms and molecules that compose your body has its
own reality in sound values that you do not hear physically. Each organ
of your body then has its own unique sound value too. When there is
something wrong the inner sounds are discordant.
The unharmonious sounds have become a part of that portion of the
body as a result of the inner sound of your own thought-beliefs. That is
why it is vital that you not reinforce these inner sounds through repeating
the same negative suggestions to yourself. Verbal suggestions are
translated into inner sound. This passes through your body in somewhat
the same way that some kinds of light do.------------------The sound of your inner thoughts is the medium that you actually use. This
is far more than an analogy, however, for in simple terms it explains quite
clearly the way in which your beliefs form your reality. In quiet moments the
word "O-O-O-O-O-M-M-M-M-M," said slowly, mentally or aloud, will be of
benefit in toning up your general physical condition. The sounds contain within
them a built-in impetus toward energy and well-being.----------------There are certain properties within the structure of the chromosomes that
must be activated by specific internal sound values. If this activation does not
take place then the "attributes" latent within the chromosomes remain so.---------------------------------------------------The atoms and molecules within you are quite literally dying
and being completely replaced all the time. You are being created physically
each instant. Period. The body reacts to exterior sounds and to the
stimuli brought to it by the physical senses. These patterns of reaction
can be clearly shown.
lori100: seth--------There is no difference between the energy that shapes your ideas and the
energy that grows a flower, or that heals your finger if you burn it. The soul
does not exist apart from nature. It is not thrust into nature. Nature is the soul in
flesh, in whatever its materializations. The flesh is as spiritual as the soul, and
the soul is as natural as the flesh. In your terms the body is the living soul. Now
the soul can live, and does, in many forms — some physical and some not, but
while you are material, the body is the living soul. The body constantly heals
itself, which means that the soul in the flesh heals itself.---------------------Physically speaking at least, thoughts are
chemically propelled, and they travel through the universal body as viruses
travel through your temporal form.
Thoughts interact with the body and become part of it as viruses do. Some
viruses have great therapeutic value. The physical body will often let down its
own barriers to these, knowing they will counteract certain others that are not
beneficial at the time.
So-called harmful viruses are ever-present within the body. You are very
rarely vulnerable to any but a small percentage, though you cam within you
traces of the most deadly of them all of the time. Viruses themselves undergo
transformations completely unsuspected by medical men.--------------------------------------------------------------------So viruses can be beneficial or deadly according to the condition,
state, and needs of the body at any given time. It is known that one disease
can often cure another; sometimes, left alone, an individual will go
from a serious disease through a series of less severe ones that are
seemingly unrelated to the original problem.
Now in the context of usual Western learning, and with the introduction
of modern drugs, you are in somewhat of a quandary. The body
knows how to handle "natural" drugs coming directly from the earth —
whether ground or boiled, minced or steamed. A large variety of
"manufactured" drugs offer an unfamiliarity to the body's innate structure,
which can lead to strong defense mechanisms. These are often
aimed directly against the drug instead of the disease itself. Such a situation
means that you must then use another drug to counteract the one
just given.----------------------I am not suggesting that you not visit doctors or not
take drugs of that nature, as long as you believe in the structure of medical
discipline that the Western world has evolved. Your bodies have been
conditioned to it through the use of such medications since birth. There
are many casualties, but this is still a system that you have chosen, and \
our ideas still form your reality. No one dies who has not made the decision
to do so — and no disease is accepted blindly.
lori100: seth-----------You have the body's innate wisdom
behind you and it will always try to correct your errors.
These suggestions will appear in numberless ways — some quite physical
to your way of thinking, and some through other means. The body
may of itself begin to crave certain foods, for example, or fresh air or
exercise. These are simple instances, and later we will be more specific.
You may have dreams urging you to move in such and such a direction,
or pointing out areas in which corrections should be made. Often
such dreams bring about behavior changes whether or not you remember
them in the morning. You may request dreams in which proper direction
is given, and you will receive them. If you ask on the one hand, however,
and do not believe in the therapeutic nature of dreams on the other, you
will short-circuit any such activity. In such a case you are not being
honest with the contents of your conscious mind.----------------A cat playfully killing a mouse and eating it is not evil. It suffers no guilt.
On biological levels both animals understand. The consciousness of the mouse,
under the innate knowledge of impending pain, leaves its body. The cat uses the
warm flesh. The mouse itself has been hunter as well as prey, and both
understand the terms in ways that are very difficult to explain.-----------------At certain levels both cat and mouse understand the nature of the life
energy they share, and are not — in those terms —jealous for their own
individuality. This does not mean they will not struggle to live, but that they
have a built-in unconscious sense of unity with nature in which they know they
will not be lost or immersed (quietly intent).
lori100: seth--------------You seem to think that there is an expanse of time between
reincarnational existences, that one follows the other as one moment
seems to follow another. Because you perceive a reality of cause and
effect, you hypothesize a reality in which one life affects the next one.
With your theories of guilt and punishment you often imagine that you
are hampered in this existence by guilts collected in the last life — or
worse, accumulated through the centuries.
These multiple existences, however, are simultaneous and openended.
In your terms the conscious mind is growing toward a realization
of the part it has to play in such multidimensional reality. It is enough
that you understand your part in this existence. When you fully comprehend
that you form what you think of as your current reality, all else
will fall into place.
Your beliefs, thoughts and feelings are instantly materialized physically.
Their earthly reality occurs simultaneously with their inception,
but in the world of time, lapses between appear to occur. So I say one
causes the other, and I use those terms to help you understand, but all
are at once. So are your multiple lives occurring as the immediate realization
of your being in the natural extension of its many-faceted abilities.-----------------As your breath leaves you and becomes part of the world,
free, so do your lives leave you and continue to exist in your terms. You cannot
confine a personality that you "were" to a particular century that is finished and
deny it other fulfillments, for even now it exists and has fresh experience. As
your moment of reflection gave birth to consciousness as you think of it — for
both really came together — so then can another phenomenon and kind of
reflection give birth to at least some dim conscious awareness of the vast
dimensions of your own reality.
The animal moves, say, through a forest. You move through psychic,
psychological and mental areas in the same way. Through his senses the animal
gets messages from distant areas that he cannot directly perceive, and of which
he is largely unaware. And so do you.------------------------The you that you consider yourself is never annihilated.
Your consciousness is not snuffed out, nor is it swallowed, blissfully
unaware of itself, in some nirvana.* You are as much a part of a nirvana
now as you will ever be.-----------------Your own present
identity contains the knowledge and "memory" of all those simultaneous
existences, even as the cells in their way retain memory of all those physical
structures which they (have) formed. Consciously, because of your
time concepts, you will interpret those simultaneous lives in
reincarnational terms, one seemingly before the other.--------------------------The cell is material in your terms. The self is not. The entity then, or
greater self, is composed of souls. (Pause.) Because the body exists in
space and time, the organs have specific purposes. They help keep the
body alive and they must stay "in place." The entity has its existence in
multitudinous dimensions, its souls free to travel within boundaries that
would seem infinite to you. As the smallest cell within your body
participates to its degree in your daily experience, so does the soul to an
immeasurably greater extent share in the events of the entity.
You possess within yourself all of those potentials in which consciousness
creatively takes part. The cell does not need to be consciously
aware of you in order to fulfill itself, even though your expectations of
health largely influence its existence, but your recognition of the soul
and entity can help you direct energies from these other dimensions into
your daily life.
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lori100: Thanks Swabbs ....it's good info, some will be interested.....( some read books, don't they? )
lori100: seth----------Your dreams and the physical events of your lives constantly alter the chemical balances within your body. A dream may be purposely
experienced to provide an outlet of a kind that is missing in your daily
life. It will mobilize your resources and fill your body with a rush of
needed hormones, creating a dream state of stress that will bring the
organism's healing abilities into combat and result in an end to particular
Another dream might provide a "dreaming" peaceful interlude in
which all stress is minimized, with the overactive output of certain hormones
and chemicals quieted as a result.
Such dreams will be greatly effective, but only for a short period of
time unless the conscious mind faces the beliefs that have been causing
Comrade Swaggs: -"The Nature of Personal Reality"---------You make your own reality
"Wealth is everything." Now this idea is far from a truth.
First can wealth even be measured objectively?
Who is wealthier? The person who has financial security or the person who is spiritually at peace?
Why do mansions, palaces and castles always come with high walls? Does financial wealth actually offer freedom or does it actually isolate a person from reality and turn the mind into a prison?
What of the person who has nothing but the ability to see the landscape as his garden and the moonlight as a beacon lighting a path for them through the darkness?
Wealth is something one perceives through the mind's eye. Subjective and unique to the individual who takes time to think outside the box and see the bigger picture.
Personally I believe the wealthiest people are those who have learned that gratitude offers up a solution to any problem that can be envisioned.
lori100: Seth -----------------I will go into this in a later chapter, but in a very real manner, space as you perceive it simply does not exist. Not only is the illusion of space caused by your own physical perceptive mechanisms, but it is also caused by mental patterns that you have accepted - patterns that are adopted by consciousness when it reaches a certain stage of "evolution" within your system.
When you arrive, or emerge, into physical life, not only is your mind not a blank slate, waiting for the scrolls that experience will write upon it, but you are already equipped with a memory bank far surpassing that of any computer. You face your first day upon the planet with skills and abilities already built in, though they may or may not be used; and they are not merely the result of heredity as you think of it.------------------Your planetary systems exist at once, simultaneously, both in time and in space. The universe that you seem to perceive, either visually or through instruments, appears to be composed of galaxies, stars, and planets, at various distances from you. Basically, however, this is an illusion. Your senses and your very existence as physical creatures program you to perceive the universe in such a way. The universe as you know it is your interpretation of events as they intrude upon your three-dimensional reality. The events are mental. This does not mean that you cannot travel to other planets, for example, within that physical universe, any more than it means that you cannot use tables to hold books, glasses, and oranges, although the table has no solid qualities of its own.
When I enter your system, I move through a series of mental and psychic events. You would interpret these events as space and time, and so often I must use the terms, for I must use your language rather than my own.--------------------When I enter your system, I intrude into three-dimensional reality, and you must interpret what happens in the light of your own root assumptions. Now whether or not you realize it, each of you intrudes into other systems of reality in your dream states without the full participation of your normally conscious self. In subjective experience you leave behind physical existence and act, at times, with strong purpose and creative-----validity within dreams that you forget the instant you awaken.
When you think of the purpose of your existence, you think in terms of daily waking life, but you also work at your purpose in these other dream dimensions, and you are then in communication with other portions of your own entity, at work at endeavors quite as valid as those you are about in waking life.-----------------Three-dimensional experience is an invaluable place of training. Your personality as you now know it will indeed persevere, and with its memories, but it is only a part of your entire identity, even as your childhood in this life is an extremely important part of your present personality, though now you are far more than a child.
You will continue to grow and develop, and you will become aware of other environments, even as you left your childhood home.---------------------------Your scientists are finally learning what philosophers have known for centuries - that mind can influence matter. They still have to discover the fact that mind creates and forms matter.
Now your closest environment, physically speaking, is your body. It is not like some manikin-shape in which you are imprisoned, that exists apart from you like a casing. Your body is not beautiful or ugly, healthy or deformed, swift or slow simply because this is the kind of body that was thrust upon you indiscriminately at birth. Instead your physical form, your corporeal personal environment, is the physical materialization of your own thoughts, emotions, and interpretations.
Quite literally, the "inner self" forms the body by magically transforming thoughts and emotions into physical counterparts. You grow the body. Its condition perfectly mirrors your subjective state at any given time. Using atoms and molecules, you build your body, forming basic elements into a form that you call your own.---------------------------You are intuitively aware that you form your image, and that you are independent of it. You do not realize that you create your larger environment and the physical world as you know it by propelling your thoughts and emotions into matter - a breakthrough into three-dimensional life. The inner self, therefore, individually and en masse, sends its psychic energy out, forming tentacles that coalesce into form.
Each emotion and thought has its own electromagnetic reality, completely unique. It is highly equipped to combine with certain others, according to the various ranges of intensity that you may include. In a manner of speaking, three-dimensional objects are formed in somewhat the same way that the images you see on your television screen are formed, but with a large difference. And if you are not tuned into that particular frequency, you will not perceive the physical objects at all.--------------------Each of you act as transformers, unconsciously, automatically transforming highly sophisticated electromagnetic units into physical objects. You are in the middle of a "matter-concentrated system," surrounded, so to speak, by weaker areas in which what you would call "pseudomatter" persists. Each thought and emotion spontaneously exists as a simple or complex electromagnetic unit - unperceived, incidentally, as yet by your scientists.
The intensity determines both the strength and the permanency of the physical image into which the thought or emotion will be materialized. In my own material I am explaining this in depth. Here, I merely want you to understand that the world that you know is the reflection of an inner reality.-----------------Environments are primarily mental creations of consciousness thrust out into many forms. I have a fourteenth-century study, my favorite, with which I am very pleased, for example. In your physical terms it does not exist, and I know quite well it is my mental production. Yet I enjoy it, and often take a physical form in order to sit at the desk and look out the window at the countryside.
Now you do the same thing when you sit in your living room, but you do not realize what you are doing; and presently you are somewhat restricted.
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lori100: seth--------------It is natural to live after death, and natural to return the body to earth
and [then to] form another. It is natural for your thoughts to be as quick,
responsive, and alive as viruses. It is natural for you to have probable
selves as well as reincarnational existences.---------------------Your physical life — your
human nature — is, in your terms, dependent upon a time when you
were not. You must realize that not being in that connotation is quite as
natural as physical being. Your existence before and after death is as
much a normal phenomenon as your present life. -----------------As most of you know, the atoms that compose \
our cells, as well as the cells themselves, constantly die and are replaced.
The stuff of the internal organs changes and yet they always retain their
form. Their identity is intact.
So is your own identity secure in the midst of all these births and
deaths of which your conscious self is unaware. The memory of all of its
experiences is retained. Each cell remembers its past though all of its
parts have been and are being continually replaced.-------------------Each physical cell is in its way a miniature brain, with memory of all
of its personal experiences and of its relationship with other cells, and
with the body as a whole. In your terms this means that each cell
operates with an innate picture of the body's entire history — past, present,
and future.--------------------There is a built-in equilibrium to some extent. The body is so responsive
to conscious thought that it has its own innate system of selfpreservation
and its own guiding image of fulfillment.---------------------Health and illness are both evidences of the body's attempt to maintain
stability. There is a difference in the overall health patterns in men
and animals because of the quite diverse nature of their physical experience.
More will be said about this particular subject later. Overall, however,
in the animals illness and disease play a life-giving role, keeping
balance both within a species and between them, therefore insuring the
future existence of all involved.
-------In their own ways, the animals are quite aware of this fact. Some of
them even bring themselves to their own destruction through what you
would call suicide, and en masse. At that level the animals understand,
and are always in touch with deep biological connections in which they
know their own continuances within the chain of nature. ----------------They understand the beneficial teaching quality of disease, and
follow their own instinctive ways of treating it. In a natural situation, this might
involve a mass migration from one territory to another. In such cases the illness
of only a few animals might send a whole herd to its safety, and a new food
supply. ----------------------An entire tribe could be
endangered by one sick member. At the same time, as the mind developed,
cunning and memory became highly effective survival tools. -----------------An individual who had himself survived many diseases was considered a
sage. Such people often watched the animals and observed nature's own
therapies and treatments.
lori100: seth------------------As mentioned somewhat earlier in this book, while your normal waking consciousness seems continual to you, and you are aware usually of no blank spots, nevertheless it has great fluctuations. To a large extent it has memory only of itself and its own perceptions. In normal consciousness, then, it seems as if there are no real other kinds of consciousness, no other areas or levels. When it encounters "blank spots" and "returns," it blots out awareness that the moment of nonfunction occurred.
It forgets the stumble. It cannot be aware of alternate kinds of consciousness while being itself, unless methods are taken that allow it to recover from this amnesia.
It plays hopscotch in and out of reality. It is gone sometimes and you are not aware of it.----------------------In these lapses you are perceiving other kinds of reality - with other than normal waking consciousness. When you return, you lose the thread. Normal waking consciousness pretends there was never any break. This happens with some regularity, and to varying degrees, from fifteen to fifty times an hour, according to your activities.
At various times many people do catch themselves, the experience being so vivid that it leaps the gap, so to speak, with perception so intense that even normal waking consciousness is made aware of it. These intervals are quite necessary to physical consciousness. They are woven through the fabric of your awareness so cleverly and so intimately that they color your psychic and feeling atmosphere.
------Normal waking consciousness weaves in and out of this infinite supportive webwork. Your inner experience is so intricate that verbally it almost impossible to describe. Normal waking consciousness, while having memory of itself, obviously does not retain all memory all of the time. It is said that memory of past events drops back into the subconscious. It is still intensely alive, and by alive I mean living and active, although you do not focus upon it.--------------------Now in the same way you have your memory of past lives, all quite complete and all operating in the entire memory system.
In periods of conscious "blank spots" or certain fluctuations, these memory systems are often perceived. As a rule the conscious mind with its own memory system will not accept them. --------When a personality realizes that such other realities exist and that other experiences with consciousness are possible, then he activates certain potentials within himself. These alter electromagnetic connections both within the mind, the brain, and even the perceptive mechanisms. They bring together reservoirs of energy and set up pathways of activity, allowing the conscious mind to increase its degree of sensitivity to such data. The conscious mind is set free of itself. To a large measure it undergoes a metamorphosis, taking on greater functions. It is able to perceive, little by little, some of the content before closed to it. It need no longer perceive the momentary "blank spots" fearfully, as evidence of nonexistence.
The fluctuations mentioned earlier are often quite minute, yet highly significant. The conscious mind knows well of its own fluctuating state. When once it is led to face this, it finds not chaos, or worse, nonexistence, but the source of its own abilities and strength. The personality then begins to use its own potential.---------------------Periods of reverie and creative moments of consciousness both represent excellent entryways into these other areas. In the usual creative state of consciousness, the regular waking consciousness is suddenly supported by energy from these other areas. Waking consciousness alone does not give you the creative state.----------------You are active in these other layers whether or not you are aware of it. You learn not only in physical life and in the dream state, but in these interior existences of which you have no memory. Creative abilities of a specific nature, or healing abilities, are often trained in this fashion, only then emerging into physical actuality.
Your future thoughts and acts are as real in these dimensions as if they had already occurred, and as much a part of your development. You are formed not only by your past but by your future, and by alternate existences. These great interactions are only a part of the framework of your soul. You can, therefore, change present reality as you understand it from any of these other layers of consciousness.
-------Any one of these various layers of consciousness can be used as the normal acting consciousness, reality being viewed from that specific standpoint.
Physical reality is therefore glimpsed by other kinds of personalities in other systems, from their own unique viewpoint. Peering at it from this angle, so to speak, you would not recognize it as your own home system. From some of these viewpoints, your physical matter has little or no permanency, while to others your own thoughts have a shape and form, perceived by observers but not by yourselves.----------As these systems are adjacent to yours, so is yours adjacent; alternate focus allows personalities from other realities to perceive your own, then, as it can theoretically at least allow you a glimpse into their existence.
lori100: seth----------All That Is is a part of creation, but more than what creation is. There are pyramid gestalts of being impossible to describe, whose awareness includes knowledge and experience of what would seem to be to you a vast number of other realities. In the terms of which I am speaking for your benefit, their present might, for example, include the life and death of your planet in a moment of their "time."--------------Since all lives are simultaneous, all happening at once, then any separation is a psychological one. I exist as I am while my reincarnational lives - in your terms - still exist. Yet now I am not concerned with them, but turn my concentration into other areas of activity.
Personality changes whether it is within a body or outside of it, so you will change after death as you change before it. In those terms, it is ridiculous to insist upon remaining as you are now, after death. It is the same as a child saying: "I am going to grow up, but I am never going to change the ideas that I have now." The multidimensional qualities of the psyche allow it to experience an endless realm of dimensions. Experience in one dimension in no way negates existence in another.
You have been trying to squeeze the soul into tight concepts of the nature of existence, making it follow your limited beliefs. The door to the soul is open, and it leads to all the dimensions of experience.-----------------------Only by looking quietly within the self that you know can your own reality be experienced, with those connections that exist between the present or immediate self and the inner identity that is multidimensional.
There must be a willingness, an acquiescence, a desire. If you do not take the time to examine your own subjective states, then you cannot complain if so many answers seem to elude you. You cannot throw the burden of proof upon another, or expect a man or teacher to prove to you the validity of your own existence. Such a procedure is bound to lead you into one subjective trap after another.
lori100: seth--------------Now beneath your usual consciousness,
your physical organism can react to future events without
your knowledge, as it can to past ones. In such cases the intensity of the
initially nonphysical event is enough to break through normal neuronal
patterns.--------------------The future incident may then occur in its time sequence, and you
recognize it through memory, in which case your reactions in that future
present will be altered because of the seemingly past memory.
In your terms that event may never come to pass, however, because
it may be arising from a probable past that was once your present, but
from which you have diverged. This is one of the reasons why psychics'
predictions often do not seem to bear out, for at every point you do indeed
have the free will, through your beliefs, to alter your experience.--------------------A new belief -----in the present, however, can cause changes in the past
on a neuronal level. You must understand that basically time is simultaneous.
Present beliefs can indeed alter the past. In some cases of healing,
in the spontaneous disappearance of cancer, for instance, or of any
other disease, certain alterations are made that affect cellular memory,
genetic codes, or neuronal patterns in the past.
In such instances there is, as easily as I can explain it, a reaching into
deep biological structures as they existed at one time; at that point the
probabilities are altered, and the condition erased in your present — but
also in your past.-------------------------A sudden or intense belief in health can indeed
"reverse" a disease, but in a very practical way it is a reversal in terms of
time. New memories are inserted in place of the old ones, as far as cells
are concerned under such conditions. This kind of therapy happens quite
frequently on a spontaneous basis when people rid themselves of
diseases they do not even know they possess.----------------In somewhat the same way, a strong belief in a particular ability generated
in the present will reach into the past and effect whatever changes
would have had to occur there (with gestures) in order to now make the
This is the reason for the results of some experiments being conducted
abroad, in which accelerated learning takes place, when under
hypnosis or otherwise a present individual is convinced that he or she is,
for example, a great painter, or a linguist. The present belief activates
"latent" abilities within each person.*------------------In your practical experience, tables remain tables, although physicists
well know that physical appearance is in some ways a mirage. At
our level of experience many effects are accepted and used quite practically,
as are your solid tables. You do not perceive the atoms or molecules
that compose them; so in the same way, but in a different manner
of speaking, events seem "solid" as tables do.
Yet at other levels this seeming solidity of events also breaks down.
Which you? Which world? A sudden contemporary belief in illness will
actually reach back into the past, affecting the organism at that level,
and inserting into the past experience of the cells the initiation of those
biological events that will then seem to give birth to a present disease.
In the current pivoting of its experience, therefore, your conscious
mind directs not only the present, but future and past experience of deep
neurological events.------------------------The future is in no way predetermined on basic levels. This does not
mean that the future cannot be predicted sometimes, for in practical
terms you will often continue with certain lines of probability which can
be seen "ahead of time."
Such predictions can affect the probabilities, of course, and reinforce
a present line of belief. Physicians often wonder whether they
should tell terminal patients of their impending deaths. There is great
controversy. In some cases such a prediction can make death a fact —
while its opposite can regenerate the patient's belief in his or her own
ability to live.
No man will die simply because a physician tells him he is going to,
however. No one is so at the mercy of another's beliefs. Each individual,
generally speaking, knows his challenges and overall programs, and the
time of his death. But even such decisions can be altered at any time in
your "now" — the entire body can be regenerated in a way that would be
impossible to predict in usual medical terms.-------------------Diseases can be eliminated, even those that seem fatal
— but only if the beliefs behind them are erased or altered enough so that their
specific focusing effect upon the body is sufficiently released. The present as
you think of it, and in practical working terms, is that point at which you select
your physical experience from all those events that could be materialized. Your
physical circumstances change automatically as your beliefs do.------------------Natural hypnosis and conscious beliefs give their proper instructions
to the unconscious, which then dutifully affects the body mechanism so
that it responds in a manner harmonious with the beliefs. So you condition
your body to react in certain fashions. Dealing with this is not a
simple problem, of course, for the original suggestion of dis-ease was in
itself given because of another belief.-------------------You are paying in advance for illness that you are certain will come
your way. You are making all preparations in the present for a future of
illness. You are betting upon disease and not health. This is the worst
kind of natural hypnosis, and yet within your system insurance is indeed
a necessity, because the belief in illness so pervades your mental atmosphere.
Many become ill only after taking out such "insurance" — and for
those, the act itself symbolically represents an acceptance of disease. Even
more unfortunate are the special policies for the elderly that detail in
advance all of the most stereotyped and distorted concepts about health
and age. There is a great correlation between the kind of policies that
people take out, and the illnesses that they then fall prey to.-------------------Even more ------------------disadvantageous are the suggestions given, with the best
of purposes in mind, concerning specific health areas dealing with prevention.
There are two in particular that I would like to mention here.
One is the cancer drive literature, and television "public service"
announcements, in which the seven danger signals of cancer are given.
Unfortunately, again, within the framework of your beliefs this also becomes
almost a necessity for many — especially for those who, because
of previous experience of one kind or another with the disease, are almost
irrational in their fear of it. The literature and announcements act
as strong negative suggestions, following the nature of natural hypnosis
— as a conditioning process, you see, where you are looking for specific
symptoms, and examining your body under the impetus of fear.
To those already conditioned in such a manner, such procedures can
cause cancers that would not otherwise occur.-----------------The second health area I want to touch upon concerns the elderly.
Ideas of retirement fall generally into the same pattern, for hidden within
them is the belief that at one time or another, at a specific age, your
powers will begin to fail. These ideas are usually accepted by young and
old alike. In believing them, the young automatically begin the gradual
conditioning of their own bodies and minds. The results will be reaped.-------------------The same applies to the "public service announcements"
dealing with tobacco and drugs alike. The suggestion that smoking will
give you cancer is far more dangerous than the physical effects of smoking,
and can give cancer to who people who might otherwise not be so
affected (very intently).
lori100: seth-------------For various reasons, you hold beliefs that you
can alter at any time. Many individuals die young, for example, because
they believe so strongly that old age represents a degradation of the spirit
and an insult to the body. They do not want to live under the conditions
as they believe them to be. Some quite frankly prefer to die in
what others would consider to be the most dire circumstances — swept
away by the raging waves of an ocean, or crushed in an earthquake, or
battered by the winds of a hurricane.
Slow death in a hospital, or an experience with an illness, would be
unthinkable to these same people. Some of this has to do with temperament,
and with quite normal individual differences and preferences.
Many more human beings are aware of their own impending deaths than
is generally known. They know and yet pretend they do not know, but
those who die in catastrophes choose the experience — the drama, even
the terror when that occurs. They prefer to leave physical life in a blaze
of perception, battling for their lives, at a point of challenge, "fighting"
and not acquiescent.-------------------For many people, a natural calamity provides their first personal experience
with the realities of creaturehood's connection with the planet.
Under such conditions men who feel a part of nothing, of no structure or
family or country, can understand in a flash their comradeship with the
earth, their place upon it and its energy; through suddenly recognizing
that relationship they feel their own power for action.
(10:09.) On quite a different level, riots often serve the same purpose,
where the release of energy, for whatever reasons, introduces a
group of individuals to the intimate recognition that highly concentrated
vitality exists. They may not have found it earlier in their lives.
This recognition can lead them — and often does — to seize their
own energy and use it in a strong creative manner. A natural catastrophe
or a riot are both energy baths, potent and highly positive in their ways
despite their obvious connotations. In your terms this in no way absolves
those who start riots, for example, for they will be working within a
system of conscious beliefs in which violence begets violence. Yet even
here individual differences apply. The inciters of riots are often
searching for die manifestation of energy which they do not believe they
possess on their own.--------------------As racial problems may be worked out on many levels,
through a riot or a natural disaster, or a combination of both, according
to the intensity of the situation on a psychological level; and as
physical symptoms can be pleas for help and recognition, so can natural
misfortunes be utilized by members of one portion of the country, or one
part of the world, to obtain aid from other portions.-------------------There are as many reasons then for "earth illnesses" as there are
for body illnesses. To some extent the same can be said of wars, if you consider
a war as a small infection; in the case of a world war, it would be a massive
disease. War will finally teach you to revere life. Natural catastrophes will
remind you that you cannot ignore your planet or your creaturehood. At the
same time such experiences themselves provide contact with the deepest
energies of your being — even when they are being used "destructively."----------------a belief level, though beliefs have an important part to play, for they generate
the emotions to begin with.
The overall emotional tone or feeling-level of masses of people, through
their body connections with the environment, brings about the exterior physical
conditions that initiate such an onslaught of natural energy. (Seth describes
feeling-tones in the 613th session in Chapter One.) According to the mass
emotional conditions, various excesses are built up physically; these are then
thrown off into the atmosphere in different form. The ghost chemicals
mentioned earlier (in the last session) play a part here, and the electromagnetic
properties of emotions. A rock in a stream will divide the water so that it must
flow around the impediment.
lori100: seth---^^^---Your emotions are quite as real as rocks. Your collective feelings affect the flow
of energy and their force — in terms of natural phenomena — can be
seen quite clearly in a thunderstorm, which is the exteriorized local materialization
of the inner emotional state of the people experiencing the
As your conscious beliefs determine your bodily condition, and as
your body is maintained at an unconscious level (though in line with
your beliefs), so natural catastrophes are the result of the beliefs that
give rise to emotional states which are then automatically transformed
into exterior atmospheric conditions.
(11:09.) Then, according to your beliefs, you deal with the physical
dilemma as it is presented in those terms. You will react individually with
your own purposes in mind. Your own unique and highly private beliefs
help bring about the overall emotional condition.---------The pool of emotional
energy into which your emotions flow is still composed of unalike
charges, but generally speaking, the individual contribution of all those
participating will fall into a coherent pattern that gives impetus and direction
to the storm, providing the charge and the power behind it.
lori100: seth-------------Those in earthquake regions are attracted to such spots because
of their innate understanding of the astonishing relationship between
exterior circumstances and their own quite private mental and
Here you can find individuals of great energy; of unstable, "excessively"
temperamental natures, and with intense capacities for creativity
and innovation. They need a strong stimulus or impact with reality
against which to pit themselves, however. There is often a great impatience
with social situations, and unusual vitality. Such individuals operate
at a high pitch, and en masse emit inordinate excesses of what I
have called ghost chemicals.
Such emotional nonphysical qualities are unstable, and affect the
deep electromagnetic integrity of the earth's structure. Obviously there
have been earthquakes where there are no people, but in all cases the
origins are to be found in mental properties rather than exterior ones.
(Pause.) Earthquakes are very often associated with periods of great social
change or unrest, and from such locations the fault lines originate
and are projected outward. ----They may then affect a generally unpopulated
area on another continent, or an island, or cause a tidal wave on the other side of the world, even as a stroke might affect a portion of the
body far from the original damage. -------------------------In your terms consciousness is wedded with matter, and any of its
experiences are physically materialized through that interaction. There
are great correlations between thunderstorms and psychic storms, for
example, and between unstable electromagnetic properties of both feeling
and thought, the brain's ability to handle these, and its need to rid
itself of excesses. You do not simply react to the weather. You help form
it, even as you breathe the air and then send it outward again. The brain
is a nest of electromagnetic relationships that you do not understand. In
certain terms it is a controlled storm.-------------------People live in
regions threatened by earthquakes with clear conscious knowledge of them.
Regardless of what they might say, they need and enjoy the constant stimuli and
excitement; the very unpredictable nature of the circumstances arouses them to
action. There are many different attitudes and characteristics that apply, so that
it is difficult to make generalizations, but there are always reasons why any
individual is involved in a disastrous natural catastrophe.
(Pause.) In many cases a near-conscious realization of the circumstances
occurs beforehand. In other cases the body's foreknowledge is reflected in
dreams, and so alters daily life that an escape takes place. Some people change
their plans and leave town a day before a disaster comes about. Others stay.
None of this is accidental. Unconscious material is admitted into
consciousness according to those beliefs an individual holds about himself, his
reality, and his place in it. No one dies in a disaster who has not chosen to do
so. There is always some conscious recognition, however, though the individual
may play tricks with himself and pretend it is not there. Even animals sense
their dying ahead of time, and on that level man is no different.------------Those who want to use their unconscious precognition of such an
event will take advantage of it — save themselves, and choose not to be
involved. If they do not believe in such advance warnings and deny themselves
conscious knowledge, yet still believe in their overall security, they will
unconsciously act without knowledge of their reasons. There will be others who
are a part of the calamity for their own reasons.