Seth Early Sessions, Vol 7, Session 312
The Human Personality
Now. To arrive at any real understanding of human personality several prerequisites must be met.
For one thing, you are not dealing with one linear self. The self is indeed multidimensional, and the driving force behind the self does not reside in the ego or in what you refer to as the subconscious.
Any such divisions are of course arbitrary to begin with. Practically speaking a self can be defined as an energy gestalt whose perceptions are organized under the auspices of apparent identity.
Now I mean this literally. Reality is on the one hand the product of perception. On the other hand that which is, is always present as the basis for any perception. That which is perceives itself, you see. The unitary self is basically an illusion and yet individuality is no illusion.
Diversity is a necessity even for that which is. To some extent, that which is must always be lost within itself. Lost in a multiplicity of numberless selves. The selves are self-directing units, however. As you know there are no limitations to any identity. The limitations are illusions. And yet the extent to which the illusions are shattered represents on your level the sparks of the expanding consciousness.
Until this is realized your psychology will raise more questions than it answers. The basis for all experience is depth perception, and value fulfillment. The self organizes data basically in a manner that psychology has not found. The organization of such data is not simply the result of preadulthood tendencies, inclinations or experience. Such tendencies are highly colored by previous existences, by past lives, and this prehistory, existing as the electromagnetic property of the whole self, is the blueprint which is followed by the structure of chromosomes.
That information, you see, will never be found in physical terms. If such past memories are consciously recovered, as they have been, the closed mind of the academic psychologist will not see what he has, but will suppose the overworked imagination responsible. A fully developed psychology will not exist until reincarnation is accepted as a fact.
Now, there is an overall personality pattern that is characteristic of each whole self, of which the reincarnated selves each give evidence. There are particular and unique overall goals and abilities that the whole self strives for through these existences. Any psychology worthy of the name must take this inner motivation into consideration.
The study of dreams has been held back immeasurably because past-life memories have been stubbornly ignored. Reincarnational material usually discusses various existences as occurring one before the other. I emphasize strongly once more that the concept of continuity in terms of time is highly erroneous.
In the spacious present there are no such terms. Other selves, reincarnated within the physical system as physical creatures, experienced time as you do, as a series of moments strung out one before the other. Memories in dreams and in the trance state are usually already censored. As physical creatures alone you cannot remember the future. Therefore only past lives are recalled. In the dream state however what would appear to you as future lives are already familiar. To the inner senses all of these existences are simultaneous.
Now. Ruburt can learn much by observing his young students.
I told you at one time that birth was a greater shock than death. Some personalities react strongly against the enforced dependency. Others embrace it gladly.
The various reincarnated selves can be superficially regarded as portions of a whole crossword puzzle for they are all portions of the whole; and yet they can exist scattered from the whole, although their meaning is then diminished. In the case of the whole self there is communication between various portions of the self. Future and past selves mingle. A thorough understanding of reincarnated existences are of benefit to the conscious present self. Unexplained tendencies and inclinations then are seen as part of an overall pattern.
The physical brain as you know it is but the camouflage mechanism belonging to the physically oriented self. In some cases, severe damage is done to the brain, and yet rationality continues. In these cases the mind behind the brain operates as always. When the individual is convinced that his activities are completely dependent upon the physical brain, then he is incapacitated almost completely by any injury to it. The brain itself contains knowledge that comes through the inner senses, and this knowledge would simply not be available to it, if it were dependent upon physical data completely.