- Part 3
PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR SOLVING EVERYDAY PROBLEMS
ENRICHING THE LIFE YOU KNOW
Seth book by Jane Roberts
THE LIVING PICTURE OF THE WORLD
There is no effect in the exterior world that does not spring from an inner source. There is no motion that does not first occur within the mind.
You are the living picture of yourself. You project what you think you are outward into flesh. Your feelings, your conscious and unconscious thoughts, all alter and form your physical image. This is fairly easy for you to understand. It is not as easy, however, to realize that your feelings and thoughts form your exterior experience in the same way, or that the events that appear to happen to you are initiated by you within your mental or psychic inner environment.
You are aware, alert, and participating in many more realities than you know as your soul expresses itself through you.
Your experience in the world of physical matter flows outward from the center of your inner psyche. Then you perceive this experience. Exterior events, circumstances and conditions are meant as a kind of living feedback. Altering the state of the psyche automatically alters the physical circumstances. There is no other valid way of changing physical events.
There is nothing in your exterior experience that did not originate within you.
Your feelings have electromagnetic realities that rise outward, affecting the atmosphere itself. They group through attraction, building up areas of events and circumstances that finally coalesce, so to speak, either in matter as objects - or as events in “time.” Some feelings and thoughts are translated into structures that you call objects; these exist, in your terms, in a medium you call space. Others are translated instead into psychological structures called events, that seem to exist in a medium you call time.
Basically, you create your experience through your beliefs about yourself and the nature of reality.
You make your own reality. There is no other rule. Knowing this is the secret of creativity. I have spoken of “you,” yet this must not be confused with the “you” that you often think you are - the ego alone, for the ego is only a portion of you; it is that expert part of your personality that deals directly with the contents of your conscious mind, and is concerned most directly with the material portions of your experience.
REALITY AND PERSONAL BELIEFS
You form the fabric of your experience through your own beliefs and expectations. These personal ideas about yourself and the nature of reality will affect your thoughts and emotions. You take your beliefs about reality as truth, and often do not question them. They seem self-explanatory. They appear in your mind as statements of fact, far too obvious for examination [sort of like scripture; "The very thing I thought would save me slew me"]. Therefore they are accepted without question too often. They are not recognized as beliefs about reality, but are instead considered characteristics of reality itself. Frequently such ideas appear indisputable, so a part of you that it does not occur to you to speculate about their validity. They become invisible assumptions, but they nevertheless color and form your personal experience.
Your beliefs can be like fences that surround you. You must first recognize the existence of such barriers - you must see them or you will not even realize that you are not free, simply because you will not see beyond the fences. (Very positively:) They will represent the boundaries of your experience. There is one belief, however, that destroys artificial barriers to perception, an expanding belief that automatically pierces false and inhibiting ideas:
The Self Is Not Limited.
That statement is a statement of fact. It exists regardless of your belief or disbelief in it. Following this concept is another:
There Are No Boundaries or Separations of the Self.
Those that you experience are the result of false beliefs. Following this is the idea that I have already mentioned:
You Make Your Own Reality.
To understand yourself and what you are, you can learn to experience yourself directly apart from your beliefs about yourself.
You are in physical existence to learn and understand that your energy, translated into feelings, thoughts and emotions, causes all experience. There are no exceptions. Once you understand this you have only to learn to examine the nature of your beliefs, for these will automatically cause you to feel and think in certain fashions. Your emotions follow your beliefs. It is not the other way around [or - we work out our own salvation].
Within you is the ability to change your ideas about reality and about yourself, to create a personal living experience that is fulfilling to yourself and others. I would like you to write down your beliefs about yourself as you become aware of them.
You must create a new picture in your mind. It will differ from the picture your physical senses may show you at any given time, precisely in those areas where changes are required.
If you are sick, for example, there is a reason. To recover thoroughly without taking on new symptoms, you must discover the reason. You may dislike your illness, but it is a course you have decided upon. While you are convinced that the course is necessary you will keep the symptoms.
You are not fully conscious unless you are aware of the contents of your conscious mind.
I am not telling you to inhibit thoughts or feelings. I am asking that you become aware of those you have. Realize that they form your reality.
The main point I wanted to make was that your conscious beliefs are extremely important, and that you are not at the mercy of events or causes that dwell far beneath your awareness.
SUGGESTION, TELEPATHY, AND THE GROUPING OF BELIEFS
Ideas have an electromagnetic reality. Beliefs are strong ideas about the nature of reality. Ideas generate emotion. Like attracts like, so similar ideas group about each other and you accept those that fit in with your particular “system” of ideas.
You are a sender and a receiver [transceivers]. Because ideas have an electro-magnetic reality, beliefs, because of their intensity, radiate strongly. Due to the organizing structure of your own psychological nature, similar beliefs congregate, and you will readily accept those with which you already agree.
You react only to those telepathic messages that fit in with your conscious ideas about yourself and your reality.
Telepathic communication is constant. This is usually at an unconscious level merely because your conscious mind is in a state of becoming. It cannot hold all of the information you possess. As an example, if your conscious ideas are relatively positive, you will react to telepathically received information of a similar nature, even if you do so on an unconscious level. As I mentioned earlier, you are also sending your own telepathic thoughts outward. Others will react to those according to their own ideas of reality. A family can constantly reinforce its joy, gaiety, and spontaneity by concentrating on ideas of vitality, strength, and creativity; or it can let half of its energy slip away by reinforcing resentments, angers, and thoughts of doubt and failure ["As a man thinketh"].
You get what you concentrate upon. There is no other main rule [i.e., God, the creative energy, must render unto us the intents and desires of our hearts].
I expect that by now my readers have at least begun to examine their beliefs, and perhaps obtained a glimpse of some invisible [and peripheral] ones that had been accepted before as definite aspects of reality. Now, if you are honest with your lists, you will finally come to what I call core beliefs, strong ideas about your own existence. Many other subsidiary beliefs, that earlier seemed separate from each other, should now appear quite clearly as being offshoots of core beliefs. They seem logical only in their relationship to a core idea. Once the core belief is understood to be a false one [or illusion], the others will fall away.
It is the core belief which is strong enough to focus your perception, that you perceive from the physical world only those events that correlate with it. It is also the strength of the core belief that draws up from the vast bank of inner knowledge only those events that seem to fit within its organization [mental D.N.A. kinfolks].
You hold some basic assumptions that are also core beliefs. To you they seem to be definitions. They are so a part of you that you take them for granted. Your idea of time is one.
YOUR IMAGINATION AND YOUR BELIEFS, AND A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF YOUR BELIEFS
It is vital that you realize you are working with beliefs in your mind - that the real work is done there in the mind - and not look for immediate physical results.
Few beliefs are intellectual alone. When you are examining the contents of your conscious mind, you must learn, or recognize, the emotional and imaginative connotations that are connected with a given idea.
There are various ways of altering the belief by substituting its opposite. One particular method is three-pronged. You generate the emotion opposite the one that arises from the belief you want to change, and you turn your imagination in the opposite direction from the one dictated by the belief. At the same time you consciously assure yourself that the unsatisfactory belief is an idea about reality and not an aspect of reality itself.
Your consciousness expands as you use it. You become “more” conscious as you exercise these faculties.
I cannot say this often enough: Your beliefs form your reality, your body and its condition, your personal relationships, your environment, and en masse your civilization and world.
All of the powers of your inner self are set into activation as a result of your conscious beliefs. You have lost a sense of responsibility for your conscious thought because you have been taught that it is not what forms your life. You have been told that regardless of your beliefs you are terrorized by unconscious conditioning.
And as long as you hold that conscious belief you will experience it as reality.
Some of your beliefs originated in your childhood [and past life projections], but you are not at their mercy unless you believe that you are. Because your imagination [seed bearing/feminine/female/woman] follows your beliefs [masculine/power/male/man], you can find yourself in a vicious circle in which you constantly paint pictures [opinions] in your mind that reinforce ‘negative’ [images] aspects in your life.
To change the physical effect you must change the original belief - while being quite aware that for a time physical materializations of the old beliefs may still hold.
Imagination and will power are never in conflict. Your beliefs may conflict, but your imagination will always follow your will power and your conscious thoughts and beliefs [she must follow/serve the man. Genesis 3:16].
THE CONSTANT CREATION OF THE PHYSICAL BODY - [it renews itself periodically every 7 years].
You are usually told that your emotions or beliefs or system of values have nothing to do with the unfortunate circumstances that beset you. 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.
Within the basic framework of the body chosen before physical birth (for reasons that will be discussed later), the individual has full freedom to create a perfectly healthy functioning form. The form is, however, a mirror of beliefs, and will accurately materialize in flesh those ideas held by the conscious mind.
That is one of the body’s primary functions. A sick body is performing that function then, in its way, as well as a healthy one. It is your most intimate feedback system, changing with your thought and experience, giving you in flesh the physical counterpart of your thought. So it is futile to become angry at a symptom, or to deride the body for its condition when it is presenting you with the corporeal replica of your own thought, as it was meant to do.
THE LIVING FLESH
The flesh is as spiritual as the soul, and the soul is as natural as the flesh.
Physical existence is valuable for many reasons, one being is that the flesh is so responsive to thought and yet so resilient. There are built-in guidelines so that the body consciousness itself, while mirroring your negative images at times, will also automatically struggle against them.
No one dies who has not made the decision to do so [conscious or unconscious] - and no disease is accepted blindly. Put simply, your thoughts can be regarded as invisible viruses, carriers, sparks setting off reactions not only within the body but the entire physical system as you know it.
All portions of the body’s reality are versions in flesh of the soul’s reality, even as all segments of the exterior universe mirror an internal one. The latter is as alive and natural and changing as the exterior world. Physical phenomena are only a portion of what nature is, and all realities are natural.
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. When you consider ideas as mental and apart from nature, then you feel separated from nature itself. When you imagine a life after death as unnatural or supernatural, then you feel divorced, cut off and bewildered. You must try to understand that there are different kinds of nature within Nature - and a capital for the last one.
HEALTH, GOOD AND BAD THOUGHTS, AND THE BIRTH OF “DEMONS”
Generally speaking, you are here to expand your consciousness [knowledge: multiply and replenish the earth], to learn the ways of creativity as directed through conscious thought. The aware mind can change its beliefs, and so to a large extent it can alter its bodily experience.
Thou shalt not violate.
An outright lie may or may not be a violation. A sex act may or may not be a violation. A scientific expedition may or may not be a violation. Not going to church on Sunday is not a violation. Having normal aggressive thoughts is not a violation. Doing violence to your body, or another’s, is a violation. Doing violence to the spirit of another is a violation - but again, because you are conscious beings, the interpretations are yours. Swearing is not a violation. If you believe that it is, then in your mind it becomes one.
Killing another human being is a violation. Killing while protecting your own body from death at the hands of another through immediate contact is a violation. Whether or not any justification seems apparent, the violation exists [I am at liberty to do all things but all things are not expedient for me].
Because you consider aggression synonymous with violence, you may not understand that aggressive - forceful, active, mental or spoken - commands for peace could save your life in such a case; yet they could.
NATURAL GRACE, THE FRAMEWORK OF CREATIVITY, AND THE HEALTH OF YOUR BODY AND MIND THE BIRTH OF CONSCIENCE
We have mentioned reincarnation hardly at all, yet here let me state that the theory is a conscious-mind interpretation in linear terms. On the one hand it is highly distorted. On the other hand it is a creative interpretation, as the conscious mind plays with reality as it understands it. But in the terms used there, there is no karma to be paid off as punishment unless you believe that there are crimes for which you must pay.
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 guilt's collected in the last life - or worse, accumulated through the centuries.
These multiple existences, however, are simultaneous and open-ended. 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.
A group of cells forms an organ. A group of selves forms a soul. I am not telling you that you do not have a soul to call your own. You are a part of your soul. It belongs to you, and you to it. You dwell within its reality as a cell dwells within the reality of an organ. The organ is temporal in your terms. The soul is not.
The cell is material in your terms. The self is not. The entity then, or greater self [Spirit], is composed of souls. 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.
You, dear reader, are in the process of expanding your psychic structure, becoming a conscious participator with the soul, in certain terms, becoming what your soul is. As cells multiply and grow - within their own nature and the physical framework - so do selves “evolve’ in terms of value fulfillment.
Souls are also creative psychic structures, ever-changing and yet always retaining individual integrity [the spirit], and all are dependent one upon the other. Souls make up the life of the entity in those terms. Yet the entity is “more” than the soul is.
When you are aware of the existence of the entity and of the soul, you can consciously draw upon their greater energy, understanding and strength. It is inherently available, but your conscious intent brings about certain changes in you that automatically trigger such benefits. The results will be felt down to the smallest cells within your body, and will affect even the most seemingly mundane events of your daily life.
You are growing in consciousness; therefore using it expands its capabilities. It is not a thing, but an attribute and characteristic. That is why your understanding and desire are so important. The processes initiated are beyond your normal awareness. They occur automatically with your intent if you do not block them through fear, doubt or opposing beliefs.
Imagine yourself as a portion of an invisible universe, but one in which all the stars and planets are conscious and full of indescribable energy. You are aware of this. Think of this universe as having the form of a body. If you want to, visualize its outline brilliant against the sky. The suns and planets are your cells, each filled with energy and power but awaiting your direction.
Then see this image exploding into your own consciousness, which is unbelievably bright. Realize that it is a portion of a far greater multidimensional structure, spread out in an even richer dimension. Feel the entity sending you energy as you send energy to your cells. Let it fill your being and then direct it physically any place within your body that you choose.
If instead there is a physical event that you strongly desire, then use that energy to imagine its actual occurrence as vividly as you can. If you follow these directions and understand the meaning for them as given, you will find the results most startling and effective. Energy may be directed to any portion of the body, and if you do not block its actions by disbelief, that portion will be cured. Remember, however: If you hold the belief that you are a sickly person, that can hinder you. In that case, then, to change that particular kind of belief is your first concern. One of the purposes of this book is to tell you that no one is born to be a sickly person, so reading it can help you there.
Note: Seth’s “Nature of Personal Reality” has a total of 22 chapters. The excerpts of the eight chapters presented here (1 through 5 and 7 through 9) provide an impression of the depth and intelligence of the material. The rest of the book touches on many more practical aspects of human life. One chapter deals with the lasting psychological effects of mind-altering drugs. However, perhaps the most important part of this book provides detailed instructions about how to remove undesirable beliefs and replace them with desirable ones, thus creating a rewarding personal life experience for oneself. Some of these methods are very similar to what has since been adopted as “Cognitive Therapy” in professional psychotherapy.
Here's a short paragraph about the power of the human mind. After reading it apply this power to an enlightened one; It's from Molecules Of The Mind by, Jon Franklin / The Brave New Science Of Molecular Psychology and published in 1987 by Del Publishing.
"This new science’s equivalent of the atomic bomb has not yet exploded, but the moment rapidly approaches. And as it does insiders have begun to recognize the implications of what is about to happen – and to tremble at the prospect.
A thousand years hence, when our descendants look back on
this time, it will not be the name of Albert Einstein that comes to their lips.
For while the forces contained within the nucleus of the atom are truly
powerful, and though the hydrogen fires may burn hot and bright, they
pale when compared with the energy contained within the "human mind".
This all appears to be forth coming right after the Information - and Artificial
Intelligence (A.I.) age. Which is now in progress. Can you imagine what the
power of an enlightened "human mind"
could accomplish? It's about to awaken any minute now.
Here is some info on the DNA healing properties that came in some email, I do not know the documents source.
Astonishing DNA Experiments.
Below are three astonishing experiments with DNA which proves that DNA can heal itself
according to the "feelings" of the individual.
The first experiment reported was done by Dr. Vladimir Poponin,a quantum biologist. In
this experiment, first a container was emptied (i.e. a vacuum was created within it), and
then the only thing left was photons (particles of light). They measured the distribution
(i.e. the location) of the photons and found they were completely random inside the
container. This was the expected result.
Then some DNA was placed inside the container and the distribution (location) of the
photons was remeasured. This time the photons were LINED UP in an ORDERED way and
aligned with the DNA. In other words the physical DNA had an effect on the non-physical
After that, the DNA was removed from the container, and the distribution of the photons
was measured again. The photons
REMAINED ORDERED and lined up where the DNA had been. What are the light particles
Here we are forced to accept the possibility that
some NEW field of energy, a web of energy, is there and the DNA
is communicating with the photons through this energy.
These were experiments done by the military. Leukocytes (white
blood cells) were collected for DNA from donors and placed into chambers so they could
measure electrical changes. In this experiment, the donor was placed in one room and
subjected to"emotional stimulation" consisting of video clips, which generated different
emotions in the donor. The DNA was placed in
a different room in the same building. Both the donor and his DNA were monitored and as
the donor exhibited emotional peaks or valleys (measured by electrical responses), the
the IDENTICAL RESPONSES AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. There was no lag time, no
transmission time. The DNA peaks and valleys EXACTLY MATCHED the peaks and valleys
of the donor in time.
The military wanted to see how far away they could separate the donor from his DNA and
still get this effect. They stopped testing after they separated the DNA and the donor by 50
and STILL had the SAME result. No lag time; no transmission time. The DNA and the donor
had the same identical responses in time.
What can this mean?
It means that living cells communicate through a previously unrecognized form of energy.
This energy is not affected by time and distance. This is a non-local form of energy, an
energy that already exists everywhere, all the time [Omnipresent].
The third experiment was done by the Institute of Heart Math and the paper that was
written about this was titled: Local and Non-local Effects of Coherent Heart Frequencies on
Conformational Changes of DNA. (Disregard the title! The info is incredible.)
This is the experiment that relates directly to the anthrax situation. In this experiment,
some human placenta DNA (the most pristine form of DNA) was placed in a container from
which they could measure changes in the DNA. Twenty-eight vials of DNA were
given (one each) to 28 trained researchers. Each researcher had been trained how to
generate and FEEL feelings, and they each had strong emotions.
What was discovered was that the DNA CHANGED ITS SHAPE according to the feelings of
1. When the researchers FELT gratitude, love and appreciation, the DNA responded by
RELAXING and the strands unwound. The DNA became longer.
2. When the researchers FELT anger, fear, frustration, or stress, the DNA responded by
TIGHTENING UP. It became shorter and SWITCHED OFF many of our DNA codes! If you've
ever felt "shut down" by negative emotions, now you know why your body was
equally shut down too.
The shut down of the DNA codes was reversed and the codes were switched back on again
when feelings of love, joy, gratitude and appreciation were felt by the researchers.
This experiment was later followed up by testing HIV positive patients. They discovered
that feelings of love, gratitude and appreciation created 300,000 TIMES the RESISTANCE
they had without those feelings.
So here's the answer to what can help you stay well, no matter what dreadful virus or
bacteria may be
floating around, stay in feelings of joy, love, gratitude and appreciation! These emotional
changes went beyond the effects of electromagnetic's. Individuals trained in deep love
were able to change the shape of their DNA. This illustrates a newly recognized form of
energy that connects all of creation. This energy appears to be a TIGHTLY WOVEN WEB that
connects all matter. Essentially we're able to influence this web of creation through our
What do the results of these experiments have to do
with our present situation? This is the science behind how we can choose a timeline to stay
safe, no matter what else is happening.
Basically time is not just linear (past, present and future), but it also has depth. The depth
of time consists of all the possible prayers and timelines that could ever be prayed or
Essentially, all our prayers have already been answered.
We just activate the one we're living through our FEELINGS.THIS is how we create our
reality - by choosing it with our feelings. Our feelings are activating the timeline via the
web of creation, which connects all of the energy and matter of the
Remember that the law of the Universe is that we attract what we focus on. If you are focused on fearing
whatever may come, you are sending a strong message to the Universe to send you
whatever you fear [the story of Job and its moral was, 'the very thing I feared has come upon me']. Instead, if you can get yourself into feelings of joy, love, appreciation or
gratitude, and focus on bringing more of that into your life, you are going to avoid
the negative stuff automatically.
You will be choosing a different TIMELINE with your feelings You can prevent getting
anthrax or any other flu, virus, etc, by staying in these positive feelings, which maintains
an incredibly strong immune system.
So here's your protection for whatever comes: Find something to be happy about every
day, and every hour if possible, moment-to-moment, even if only for a few minutes. "He
who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You Are God!
thought-provoking analysis of the
Mayan Calendar according to Ian Lungold
See: Evolution’s Arrow
Spiritual Mysticism - God - Conscousness
An excerpt from the Grand UniVerse Discussion Group
Is DNA hyper-communication a native internet?
Sparta and Baboonery - The Guesswork of Collective Mind (1,200 to 600 b.c.)
More here: On DNA Healing. PDF file
The Power Of Words
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