Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Divergent genetic behaviour

Today’s Seth continues the discussion on the amazing and little understood flexibility and curiosity we each express as part of the evolution of humanity.  We tend to focus on differences … differences  between people and differences between an individual and the “average”.  If only we could get past that and think like humans sharing a planet and celebrate the amazing story of humanity and recognize our individual contribution to the flowering of life in the universe on Gaia!

“There are individuals who do choose ahead of time – in one lifetime or another – to accept such a divergent genetic heritage for their own reasons – often to experience life from one of its most unique aspects, and sometimes in order to encourage the growth of other abilities that might not otherwise occur.

“Human consciousness normally experiences wide sweeps of rhythms, varying states of awareness, and its amazing flexibility is partially dependent upon its lack of rigidity, its own spontaneous inclinations, and its capacity for curiosity, wonder, discovery, and emotion.

“It is not too frequently noticed, but many so-called mentally deficient people possess their own unique learning abilities – that is, often they learn what they do learn in a different manner than most other people.  Many possess abilities that are not discovered by others, that are most difficult to explain.  They may utilize chemicals in a different way than other people do in the learning process itself.  Some may even have superior understanding of physical and psychological space.  Their qualifications emotionally are also quite advanced, and it is quite possible that they are gifted in terms of mathematics and music, though these gifts may never come to fruition, since they are unsuspected.

“Many deficient individuals in their way are as vital to the development of humanity as geniuses are, for both preserve the elastic nature of human consciousness, and promote its coping qualifications.

“Each person makes his or her own reality, again, but each family member also shares the reality of the others.  Often, therefore, instances of unusual genetic differences may also serve to bring out qualities of understanding, sympathy, and empathy on the part of family members – and those qualities also are vital to human development. Because the reasons for any such conditions can be so diverse, then life should be encouraged even in the face of deformities.  If the consciousness involved has its own reasons for living, then it will make the most of even the most dire conditions.  If instead the consciousness has been kept alive despite its own intents through medical procedures, it will terminate its own physical life in one way or another.

(The Way Toward HealthSession June 16, 1984)

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