Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Wonderful Practice from "Anna, Voice of the Magdalenes"

Extract from Anna, Voice of the Magdalenes

He has been practicing the powerful connection between conscious breathing and mindfulness of the present moment.  He is looking deeply into his mind; his stream of thoughts and feelings and how there is no difference between his mind and how he experiences his outer world – how it is all a dream and he is the dreamer of the dream.  He is consciously entering his sleeping dreams and his daytime dream as a more awake and compassionate witness; a conscious human being capable of changing his dream of life to be more joyful, thus assisting the collective dream to be more harmonious and happy.

Though somewhat challenging, he is already developing a keen awareness that everything that appears to be solid is actually without substance and cannot be independently separate from the web of Oneness.  Everything is energy vibrating – coalescing and dissolving according to how he is focusing and aligning his consciousness – either expressing its infinite potential as harmony, wholeness and balance or as myriad kinds of suffering.  He knows to ask himself, “Am I resting my awareness in the essential emptiness out of which the All rises, while retaining an awareness of pure, fresh Beingness – an abiding sense of peace and freedom – or am I yielding to my old, conditioned mind’s grasping to make my transitory experiences real and permanent?”  Either way is all right, but the choice of loving-kindness and calm abiding in the present moment feel better.  One choice brings harm and isolation, the other nurtures the heart of life rather than creating an arid wasteland.  In these ways, I am assisting him to take what he already knows intuitively to deeper levels of awareness.

In the days we have been together he is becoming more aware of his energy bodies, which has grandly assisted his healing process.  It won’t be long before he’ll actually be able to travel beyond the confines of his physical body.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Extract from Session 735

Extract From Session 735 of Seth's "Unknown" Reality, vol 2

… To some extent you can actualize portions of your own unknown reality, and draw them into the experienced area of your life.  There is an obvious relationship between one note and another in a musical composition.  Now in terms of physical families and in larger terms countries, there is a relationship between realities, which constantly change as the notes do.  To some extent your reality is picked up by your contemporaries.  They accept it or not according to the particular theme or focus of their lives.

In those terms, you are not a part of any reality that is not your own.  If you share it with others, it is because others are concerned with variations of the same theme.  This applies in terms of world goals “at any given time”.

For example: In certain terms, you are working with the challenge of how best to use the world’s resources.  Some countries will overproduce.  Others will underproduce.  Contradictions seem to occur.  Some people will be overfed while others starve; some sated with material conveniences, others relatively ignorant of them.  These are variations of the same theme, you see.  In overall terms contemporaries are working on the same group challenges, though either oversupply or great lack might show itself at any particular place.  Perhaps, however, the challenges could not be clearly delineated without those extravagances of degree.

As contemporaries, counterparts choose a particular time framework.  The time format alone makes certain focuses clear, that in your terms could not be made in another context.  What you learn in your present about industry – “progress” – and the equitable sharing of earth’s products, could only be learned in a context in which industrialism was experienced as going too far, where technology was seen and known as a growing jeopardy.

In terms that I admit are difficult to describe, the creative solutions will change the course of history in the past, so that variations are taken, and technology does not progress in the same way that it “has” in your experience.

I have said before that personally you can change the past from the present.  The same applies to civilizations.

Seth "Unknown" Reality Vol 2 Session 733


When you are in an airplane looking down upon the planet, then you see the mountain ranges and the valleys, the rivers, plateaus, cities, fields and villages.  To some extent you realize that the world has physical contents, existing at one time yet varying in their characteristics.  In those terms, the world is composed of its physical ingredients.  That “package” is the only part of the picture that you see, however.

Psychically, your world is composed of the contents of its consciousness.  You have maps of continents and oceans, and in the entire view of each portion is like a piece of a jigsaw puzzle, all fitting together perfectly, smoothly flowing into the natural structure of the world.  So at any given time there is a world consciousness, a perfect jigsaw of awareness in which each identity, however large or small, has its part.

There are earthquakes that erupt physically, and tracings are made of them.  There are also inner earthquakes of consciousness from which the physical ones emerge – storms of mind or being, eruptions in which one segment of the world consciousness, repressed in one area, explodes in another.

If you could orbit your planet in a different kind of craft, you could view the psychic contents of the world, seeing the world consciousness shining far more brilliantly than any lighted city.  You could spot the point of intense activity, see the birth of new myths and the death of old ones as certainly as you might be able to see a mountain slide or a tidal wave.  The physical portions of earth are all related.  So does consciousness form its own kind of inner structures from which, again, the physical ones emerge.  You are indeed counterparts, then, each of the other.  Yet as there is great variety to physical form, so counterparts follow a still more expansive inner freedom that finds an even greater diversity of characteristics.

As I have certainly hinted, the body is a miraculous organism, and you have barely learned the most simple of its structures.  You do not understand the properties of soul or body, yet the body was given to you so that you could learn from it.  The properties of the earth are meant to lead you into the nature of the soul.  You create physical reality, yet without knowing how you do so, so that the wondrous structure of the earth itself is meant to lead you to question your own source.  Nature as you understand it is meant to be your teacher.  You are not its master.

The creator is not the master of his creations.  He is simply their creator, and he creates because he does not attempt to control.  Period.

When you try to control power or people, you always copy.  To some extent the world copies itself, in that there are patterns.  But those patterns are always changed to one extent or another, so that no object is ever a copy of another – though it may appear to be the same.

In your terms, the world is intensely different from one moment to another, with each smallest portion of consciousness choosing its reality from a field of infinite probabilities.  Immense calculations, far beyond your conscious decisions as you think of them, are possible only because of the unutterable freedom that resides within minute worlds inside your skull – patterns of interrelationships, counterparts so cunningly woven that each is unique, freewheeling, and involved in an infinite cooperative venture so powerful that the atoms stay in certain forms, and the same stars shine in the sky.

The familiar and strange are intimately connected in your most obvious, your simplest utterance.  You are surrounded by miracles.  Why, then, does the world so often seem dour and cruel?  Why do your fellow beings sometimes seem like unfeeling monsters – Frankensteins not of body but of mind, spiritual idiots, ignorant of any heritage of love or truth or even graceful beasthood?  Why does it seem to many of you that the race, the species is doomed?  Why do some of you feel in your quiet moments, such a sentence just?

You make your own reality.

Generally speaking, most of you live in your own world, with others of your kind.  Those of you who do not believe in war have not experienced it.  It may have surrounded you, but you did not experience it.  Those of you who do not believe in greed have not suffered its “consequences”.  If you still see it, it is because it is a part of your reality.  If you are honestly not greedy, yet you see greed, then perhaps you are serving as an example to others – but you form your own reality.

There are more worlds than you suppose, and in your own private experience each of you contributes to the world that you know.  You and your counterparts together form it.  Your physical body alone is equipped to perceive far more than you presently allow it to.  Physically you are a part of every other person upon the earth, and you have a connection with each leaf and frog and nail.

You choose the city or state or country in which you live.  No one forces you to stay there unless you are looking for an excuse to remain.  So you choose your psychic land as well.  You can travel from one psychic land to another as you can journey into other parts of the physical world.  Some great travelers never left the country of their birth.

Michelangelo roamed the centuries, picking up visions and ideas as others might buy postcards, journeying from one country to a foreign land.  His genius shows you what you are, and yet it is but a hint of the potential with which your species is endowed.

In the light of such ideals, surely you seem wanting – yet your reality is one in which the greatest freedoms have been allowed.  This means that you have given yourselves full range so that all probabilities could be explored, and none left out that were physically feasible.

This species gave itself no “preordained” taboos.

The infinite ranges possible to human capabilities would be explored – and those who chose the route said, quote: “We will trust that our creativity will find its own way, and if there are nightmares we will waken from them.  We will even learn from them.  We will dare to push aside the dimensions of being into those realms in which only the gods have gone before – and through our utter vulnerability to experience, discover the divinity that gives our humanity its meaning.  And through the compassion that we have learned, will we be able to understand the divine errors that gave us the gift of our birth.  Souls and molecules each are learning, each are forming realities, each are a part of a divinity in which each counterpart has a part to play.”

I dwell, in a way, in a realm that is more direct than yours.  That is one image.  I allow myself greater acknowledgement of my being.  I speak with the wisdom, for example, that your cells would utter if they had speech.

I am more aware of my reality than you are of yours, but the terms of being are the same in every place and every time.  They bring forth the greater comprehension of each self, of itself.  Ruburt experiences now what he calls a massive quality, a physical and psychic expansion of consciousness in which the dear familiar world seems small – yet twice precious.  So does it appear to my consciousness.

The petty wars, even those still to be fought, are but dim memories, once vital but lost as nightmares in greater awakenings.  So even in this moment Ruburt faintly feels a nostalgic memory for lives come and gone, as you might for fond dreams barely recalled.

They represent a present unique beyond telling, alive in each consciousness, more important than you recognize.  There are no real rules to be followed that will bring you into such an encounter with the present moment of reality – only a trust in the nature of your being.  And that trust is within you whether or not you recognize it, for it gives you your present experience; and no matter how your mind questions, it rides securely in the great creativity of the soul.

That soul constantly creates the body, and each individual on the face of the earth at any given time places his or her trust in that reality.  That feeling of certainty is the same that any plant knows.  Any idea, creative insight, or dream, rides upon the same sure thrust.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Seth on DNA and a Plan Analogy

Seth "Unknown" Reality, Volume 2 Session 731

Your present idea of identity is maintained only because you grant as valid such small aspects of your own reality.

In other words, your accepted concepts of selfhood would disappear if you ever allowed any significant subjective experience to intrude.  “The Absent Self” – the absent or unknown self – is the portion of your own existence that you do not ordinarily perceive or accept, though there is within you a longing for it.

Much of “Unknown” Reality is involved with the breaking up of theories that have been long accepted, but that prevent you from perceiving the powerful nature of those absent portions of the self.  As you focus upon certain details from a larger field of physical reality, so then you focus upon only the small portion of yourself that you consider “real”.

You carry within you, however, the deep knowledge of experience that in your terms would be prior, yet in your cells and your own deeper mind such information is current.

Selfhood overspills with great luxurious outcroppings, yet you jealously guard against such creativity.  To a certain extent you do carry the knowledge of your forefathers within your [cells’] chromosomes, which present a pattern that is not rigid but flexible – one that in codified fashion endows you with the subjective living experience of those who, in your terms, have gone before.  As Ruburt recently suspected, some very old cultures have been aware of this.  While being independent individuals their members also identified with their ancestors to some extent, accepting them as portions of their selfhoods.  This does not meant that the individual self was less, but was more aware of its own reality.  A completely different kind of focus was presented, in which the ancestors were understood to contribute to the “new” experience of the living; one in which the physically focused consciousness clearly saw itself as perceiving the world for itself, but also for all of those who had gone before – while realizing that in those terms he or she would contribute as well as the generations past.

The animals were also accepted in this natural philosophy of selfhood as the individual plainly saw the living quality of consciousness.  The characteristics of the animals were understood to continue “life”, adding their qualities to the experience of the self in a new way.

The human body would be used in earth’s great husbandry as, from it, dying and decaying new forms would arise.  This was a give-and-take in which, for instance, a jungle neighborhood was truly home, and all was a portion of the self psychically, spiritually, and physically.

Let those who will, laugh at tales of spirits turning into the trees – a simplistic theory, certainly, yet a symbolic statement in such societies: The dead were buried at home in the same close territory, to form in later times the very composition of the ground upon which religions grew.  Again, your limited concepts of selfhood make what I am saying difficult for you to perceive.

I am not saying, for example, that the living consciousness of each individual returned to the earth literally, but that the physical material permeated and stampede with that consciousness did, and does.  Again, even the cells retain knowledge of all of their affiliations.  In physical terms the consciousness that you understand is based upon this.

Selfhood is poorer when it does not at least intuitively understand this heritage.

Those intimate realizations, however, had to be counterbalanced in line with certain purposes set by your species, and even for that matter momentarily set aside so that other abilities and characteristics could emerge.  The species’ sense of curiosity would not allow it to stay in any home territory for long, and so the sense of intimacy was purposely broken.  It would become highly important again, however, when the planet was populated extensively, as it is now – only the original feeling of home area has to be extended over the face of the earth.  The “absent” portions of the self are ready to emerge.  The other, to you probable, lines of consciousness can now come into play.

These different lines of focus will each show you other aspects of your own reality, as individuals and as a species.

I said once that no knowledge exists outside of consciousness.

In those terms, neutral data are not transferred through the chromosomes.  Consciousness passes on information through “living” vehicles.  Whether physically materialized or not, knowledge is possessed by consciousness.  It is always “individualized”, though not necessarily in your terms.

The information carried by the chromosomes is not general, but highly specific.  It is codified data (itself alive) that contains within it the essence of ancestral experience – of specific ancestral experience.  Biologically you do indeed carry within you, then, the memories of your particular ancestors.  These form a partial basis for your subjective and physical existence, and provide the needed support for it.

Since one portion of your heritage is physical, in those terms, those memories can be translated again, back into emotional and psychological events, though usually they are not in your societies.

To that extent the so-called past experience of your ancestors and of your species is concurrent with your own, biologically speaking.  That is but one line, however, covered by the chromosomes.  You have “another line” of existence that also serves as a support for the one that you presently recognize.  It includes other interweaving physical relationships that bind you with all others upon your planet at the same adjacent level of time.  That is, to some extent or another you are related to all of those alive upon the planet.  You are time contemporaries.  You will have a far closer relationship with some than with others.  Some will be your counterparts.

These may or may not be closer to you than family relationships, but psychically speaking they will share a certain kind of history with you.  You will also be connected through the physical framework of the earth in the large give-and-take of its space-time scheme.

A third line supporting your selfhood as you think of it is the reincarnational one.  This is somewhat like the ancestral line and there are also reflections in the genes and chromosomes undetected by your scientists.  The ancestral and reincarnational lines merge to some extent to form what you think of as your genetic patterns ahead of time, so to speak.  Before this life you chose what you wished from those two main areas.

Reincarnational experience is also transmitted, then, and can be retranslated from a biological code-imprint into emotional awareness.  Again, however, as you are not your parents or your ancestors, you are not your “reincarnational selves”.

Here also ideas of time hamper you, for I must explain all of this in temporal terms.  Since time is simultaneous, at other levels your ancestors knew of your birth though they died centuries ago in recognized continuity.  The same applies to reincarnational existences that you think of as occurring in the past.

You cannot say that your ancestors, like some strange plants, were growing toward what you are, or that you are the sum of their experiences.  They were, they are, themselves.  You cannot say that you are the sum of your past reincarnational lives either, and for the same reasons.  You cut off the knowledge of yourself, and so divisions seem to occur.  You are somewhat like a plant that recognizes only one of its leaves at a time.  A leaf feels its deeper reality as a part of the plant, and adds to its own sense of continuity, and even to its own sense of individuality.  But you often pretend that you are some old dangling leaf, with no roots, growing without a plant to support you.

All of the leaves now growing on this plant could be thought of as counterparts of each other, each alive and individual in one time, each contributing yet facing in different directions.  As one leaf falls another takes its place, until next year the whole plant, still living, will have a completely new set of leaves – future reincarnational selves of this batch.

You are not plants, but the analogy is a simple one.  And if you will forgive me – overall it holds water.

There is a constant interaction in the plant, between its parts, that you do not perceive.  The leaves now present are biologically valid, interrelating in your terms.  Yet in time terms each leaf is also aware of the past history of the plant, and biologically they spring up from that “past”. 

Each leaf seeks to express its leafhood as fully as possible.  Leaves take in sun, which helps the plant itself to grow.  The development of the leaves, then, is very important to the plant’s own existence.  The cells of the plant are kept in contact with the environment through the leaves’ experiences, and future probabilities are always taken into consideration.  The smallest calculations involving light and dark are known.  The life of the plant and its leaves cannot be separated.

The plant has its own “idea” of itself, in which each of its leaves has its part.  Yet each leaf has the latent capacities of the whole plant.  Root one, for instance, and a new plant will grow.

Selves have far greater freedom than leaves, but they can also root themselves if they choose – and they do.  Reincarnational selves are like leaves that have left the plant, choosing a new medium of existence.  In this analogy, the dropped leaves of the physical plant have fulfilled their own purposes to themselves as leaves, and to the plant.  These selves, however, dropping from one branch of time, root themselves in another time and become new selves from which others will sprout.

The larger self, then, seeds itself in time.  In this process no identity is lost and no identity is the same, yet all are interrelated.  So you can theoretically expand your consciousness to include the knowledge of your past lives, though these lives were yours and not yours.  They have a common root, as next year’s leaves have a common root with the leaves now of this plant.

Such knowledge, however, would automatically affect those past lives.  Ideas automatically affect those past lives.  Ideas of cause and effect can hold you back here, because it seems to you that the leaves of next year come as an effect cause by this year’s leaves.  To the plant and its innate creative pattern, however, all of its manifestations are one – an expression of itself, each portion different.  The knowledge of its “future” leaves, as potential pattern, exists now.  The same applies to the psyche.  In that greater realm of reality there is creative interplay, and interrelationships between all aspects of selfhood.