Friday, November 29, 2013

Probable Realities and Atlantis

Seth's "Unknown" Reality, Volume 2, Session 742

The whole idea of probable realities seems strange or esoteric only because you are not used to following your own thought processes.

You shut them off any time they do not conform to current beliefs about the nature of the self, or about reality in general.  The deepest meanings of probabilities lie, however, precisely in their psychological import.

You have become so hypnotized by a one-level kind of thought that anything else seems impractical.  You concentrate upon those decisions that you make, and disregard the processes involved.  This has been carried to an extreme, you see:  Often you are so disconnected from those inner workings that your own decisions then appear to come from someplace else.  You may be convinced that events happen to you, and are beyond your control, simply because you are so out of touch with yourself that you never catch the moments of your own decisions.

Then you feel as if you are the pawns of fate, and the idea of probable actions seems like the sheerest nonsense.  Each event seems inevitable.  If this attitude is carried to excessive lengths, then it even appears that you have no hand at all in the making of your own reality.  You will always feel yourself a victim.

The unknown reality is your psychic, spiritual, and psychological one, and from it your physical experience springs.

That inner, all-pervasive existence becomes known to the extent that you grow more responsive to your own inner environment.  This does not mean that you become entirely self-centered, blind to the rest of the world.  It does not mean that you must meditate for hours, or study your own thought processes with such vigor that you ignore other activities.  It simply means that you are aware of your own life as clearly as possible – in touch with your thought processes, aware of them but without overdue concern or over analysis.  They are as much a part of your inner environment as trees are of your exterior world.  There are different species of selves in the same fashion.  There are different species of worlds.

When you identify with only one particular level of your thought processes, however, the others – when you sense them – appear alien.  You begin to feel threatened, determined to uphold your old ideas of selfhood.  Plants grow many leaves.  One leaf does not threaten the existence of others, and the plant is not jealous of its own foliage.  So there is no need to protect your own individuality because it may send out other shoots into probable realities.  This is simply the self growing in different directions, spreading its seeds.

Joseph and Ruburt have moved into a “new” house.  In so doing they have traveled through probabilities, as each of my readers has under similar circumstances.  They identify with the selves who moved into the new “hill house”.  In a sense they are different people now than they were when “Unknown” Reality was begun.  However, many of my readers are also different people now than they were when they began to read this work.

Let us go back approximately two months in your time.  Ruburt and Joseph were looking for a house.  They had already seen one on the inside, as mentioned earlier in “Unknown” Reality.  This manuscript, for that matter, was begun precisely at the point in time that Ruburt’s and Joseph’s latest adventure with probabilities began.  Two months ago, however, they were attracted to “the Foster Avenue house”, as they called it.  They drove past it often, and went inside.  Ruburt imagined his classes being held there.  Imaginatively both Ruburt and Joseph saw themselves living there, and a certain amount of psychic energy was projected into that house.

In a probable reality, a Ruburt and a Joseph now live there.  In the world that you recognize as official, however, they moved into the hill house.  To some extent both of them are aware of the inner processes involved in the final decision.  I do not mean that they are simply familiar with the exterior thought processes involved, such as: “The hill house is better constructed”, or “It has a fine view”.  I am speaking of deeper mechanisms of consideration, in which correlations are made between interior and exterior realities.  It is obvious that when you move from one place to another you make an alteration in space – but you alter time as well, and you set into motion a certain psychological impetus that reaches out to affect everyone you know.  When a house is vacant all of the people in the neighborhood send out their own messages.  To a certain extent any given inhabited area forms its own “entity”.  This applies to the smallest neighborhood and to the greatest nation.  Such messages are often encountered in the dream state.  Empty houses are psychic vacancies that yearn to be filled.  When you move, you move into other portions of your own selfhood.

In fact, you move into new areas of the self all of the time.  The species is now entering such a phase, a period in which it will come more into its own.  Mankind will be entering its own new house, then – but the physical changes will be the results of interior ones, and alterations in main lines of probabilities.

Christian theology sees the end of the world in certain terms, with a grand God coming to reward the good and to punish the wicked.  That system of belief allows for no other probability.  Some see the end of the world coming as a great disaster, or envision man finally ruining his planet.  Others see periods of peace and advance – and each probability will happen “somewhere”.  However, many of my readers, or their offspring, will be involved in a new dimension of selfhood in which consciousness is fully explored and the potentials of the soul uncovered, at least to some extent.

Human capabilities will be seen as what they are, and a great new period of development will occur, in which all concepts of selfhood and reality will be literally seen as “primitive superstition”.  The species will actually move into a new kind of selfhood.

Theories of probabilities will be seen as practical, workable, psychological facts, giving leeway and freedom to the individual, who will no longer feel at the mercy of external events – but will realize instead that he (or she) is their initiator.

Now, you squeeze the great fruit of your selfhood into a tiny uneasy pulp, unaware of the sweetness of its juices or the variety of its seasons.  You look at the outsides of yourselves as if a peach were aware only of its skin.  In the reality I foresee, however, people will become familiar with far greater aspects of themselves.  They will be in touch with their own decisions as they make them.

If they become ill, they will do so knowing they choose the condition in order to emphasize certain areas of development, or to minimize others.  They will be aware of their options, consciously.  The great strength and resiliency of the body will be much better understood; not because medical science makes spectacular discoveries – though it will – but because the mind’s alliance with the body will be seen more clearly.

In this probability of which I speak, the species will begin to encounter the great challenge inherent in fulfilling the vast untouched potential of the human body and mind.  In that probable reality, to which each of you can belong to some extent, each person will recognize his or her inherent power of action and decision, and feel an individual sense of belonging with the physical world that springs up in response to individual desire and belief.

Your ideas of Atlantis are partially composed of future memories.  They are psychic yearnings toward the ideal civilization – patterns within the psyche, even as each fetus has within it the picture of its own most ideal fulfillment toward which it grows.

Atlantis is a land that you want to inhabit, appearing in your literature, your dreams, and your fantasies, serving as an impetus for development.  It is real and valid.  In your terms it is not “yet” physical fact, but in some ways it is more real than any physical fact, for it is a psychic blueprint.

It carries also, however, the imprint of your fears, for the tales say that Atlantis was destroyed.  You place it in your past while it exists in your future.  Not the destruction alone, but the entire pattern seen through the framework of your beliefs.  Beside this, however, many civilizations have come and gone in somewhat the same manner, and the “myth” [of Atlantis] is based somewhat then on physical fact in your terms.

The species then moves into its own new houses.  Atlantis is the story of a future probability projected backward into an apparent past.

Your planet as you know it is a certain kind of focus point for consciousness.  At your level you think it is divided into areas of land and water – continents and oceans, islands and peninsulas, cities and woods – because that is all you perceive.  Your consciousness is tuned in to frequencies of perception that give you that impression.  A cat’s world, or an insect’s or a plant’s, are each far different, yet equally valid.

As simply as I can explain it, your planet is also “divided” into time and probability areas.  So many civilizations exist at once, then, and there are certain bleed-throughs.  In your terms some civilizations are real and perceivable, and some are not.

Notes:  Session 742


Note 1

This is a good place to insert these excerpts from the session Seth gave for ESP class on February 16, 1971, three years before starting “Unknown” Reality.  While it leads to a number of questions, his material still sums up certain important meanings that lie behind or within the overall concept of probable realities.

“Now I am going to say good evening shortly, but remember – you call this your universe and your reality, and it is indeed, for you form it.  Within you also is the knowledge of other great experiments that are being tried, just as other probable systems are aware of the experiments you are involved with.  I am speaking in your terms only, which means that to some extent I am hedging – but other civilizations have gone your route.  Some have failed, but the inhabitants of some earths have succeeded very well.

“As you think of it, your future is not set.  You can follow any road you choose, but – until you realize that as individuals you each form your own personal life, and have a part in the mass creation of reality – there is much learning ahead for you.  This is a lesson you are meant to fully understand within physical reality.

“You are meant to judge physical reality.  You are meant to realize that it is a materialization of your thoughts and feelings and images, that the inner self forms that world.  In your terms, you cannot be allowed to go into other dimensions until you have learned the great power of your thoughts and subjective feelings.  So even when you think you destroy, you destroy nothing.  And when you think you kill, you kill nothing.  When you imagine that you can annihilate a reality, you can only assault it as you know it. The reality itself will continue to exist.

“Because you cannot follow a thought, you wonder where it has gone; has it fallen off some invisible cliff in your mind?  But because you can no longer hold that thought in consciousness does not mean it no longer exists, for it does indeed.  And if a world escapes you – if you cannot follow it and think it has been destroyed – then the same thing applies to the world as to the thought.  It continues to live. …”

Note 10

… From Session 747, for May 14, 1975:

“Atlantis.  First of all, take it for granted – as you do – that your ideas about the age of the earth are erroneous.  There were intelligent human beings far earlier than is supposed; and because you assume a one-line kind of progression from an apelike creature to man, you ignore any evidence that shows to the contrary.  There were highly developed human beings with elaborate civilizations, existing simultaneously with what you might call animal kingdoms – that is, more or less organized primeval animal tribes, possessing their own kind of ‘primitive’ cultures.

“Those animal kingdoms, some of them, utilized tools.  Their senses were extremely acute, and their ‘cultures’ dealt with a kind of transmission of knowledge that made a highly complicated vocabulary unnecessary.

“Those species did not vie for domination of the earth, but simply shared the same general environment with the more sophisticated groupings beyond their own perimeters.  There were many highly technical human cultures, but in your terms not on a global scale.  The legend of Atlantis is actually based upon several such civilizations.  No particular civilization is the basis, however.  Apart from that, the legend as picked up, so to speak, by Plato was a precognition of the future probability, an image of an inner civilization of the mind, actually projected outward into the future, where it would be used as a blueprint – the lost grandeur, as, in other terms, Eden became the lost garden of paradise.

“Ruburt has implied in [his novel] The Education of Oversoul Seven that some archaeological discoveries about the past are not discovered in your present because they do not exist yet.  Now such concepts are difficult to explain in my kind of prose, and in your language.  But in certain terms, the ruins of Atlantis have not been found because they have not been placed in your past yet, from the future.

“Now the future is probable.  However, in your terms there are ruins of the civilizations that served as the ‘concrete’ basis for the one Atlantean legend.  Those civilizations were scattered.  The so-called ruins would not be found in any one place as expected, therefore.  There are some beneath the Aegean Sea, and some beneath an offshoot of the Atlantic, and some beneath the Arctic, for the world had a different shape.

“In far greater terms, at the risk of repeating myself, time is simultaneous, so those civilizations exist along with your own.  Your methods of dating the age of the earth are very misleading.

In your terms, from your present, you ‘plant’ images, tales, legends, ‘at any given time’, that seem to come from the past, but are actually like the ghost images from the future, for you to follow or disregard as you choose.

“Atlantis and the Garden of Eden are the same in that regard.

“When you think that perhaps your species came from another planetary system, in time terms, then of course you are still dealing with old concepts.  In your usual terms of thinking, the earth does not exist at all – not if you are considering it as a chunk of matter occupying a certain position in a physical cosmos.  It is really futile to question whether the universe came from a big boom, or is constantly expanding (though in those terms I have said it continually expands, as an idea or a dream does).  I am not saying the universe does not exist – only that it does not exist in the way that it seems to you.

“The truth of the matter is far more spectacular.

“All That Is creates its reality as it goes along.  Each world has its own impetus, yet all are ultimately connected.  The true dimensions of a divine creativity would be unendurable for any one consciousness of whatever import, and so the splendor is infinitely dimensionalized, worlds spiraling outward with each ‘moment’ of a cosmic breath; with the separation of worlds a necessity, and with individual and mass comprehension always growing at such a rate that All That Is multiplies itself at microseconds, building both pasts and futures and other time scales you do not recognize.  Each is a reality in itself, with its own potentials, and with no individual consciousness, however minute, ever lost.

“In that kind of framework, how can I explain an Atlantis?  It exists both in your past and future, a probable world that some of you will choose from a model placed in the past of your future – partially based upon fact, in your terms, but with its greatest validity lying in its possibilities.”

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Probable Realities - Past and Future

Seth's Unknown Reality, Volume 2, Session 741


The unknown reality appears [to be] invisible only because you do not accept it in your prime series of events.

It is as if you had trained yourselves to respond to red lights and to ignore green ones, for example – or as if you read only every third or fourth line on a page of a book.

You attend to matters that seem to have practical value.  Whether or not you understand what space is, you move through it easily.  You do not calculate how many steps it takes you to cross a room, for instance.  You do not need to understand the properties of space in scientific terms, in order to use it very well.  You can see yourselves operate in space, however; to that extent it is a known quality, apparent to the senses.  Your practical locomotion is involved with it so you recognize it.  Its mysterious or less-known properties scarcely concern you.

Now, you move through probabilities in much the same way that you navigate in space.  As you do not consciously bother with all of the calculations necessary in the process of walking down the street, so you also ignore the mechanisms that involve motion through probable realities.  You manipulate through probabilities so smoothly, in fact, and with such finesse, that you seldom catch yourself in the act of changing your course from one probability to another.

Take a very simple action:  You stand at a corner, wondering which direction to take.  There are four streets involved.  You briefly consider streets One and Two, but rather quickly decide against them.  You stand for a moment longer, gazing down Street Three, taking in the visual area.  You are somewhat attracted, and imagine yourself taking that course.  Your imagination places you there momentarily.  Inner data is immediately aroused through conscious and unconscious associations.  Perhaps you are aware of a few memories that dimly come to mind.  One house might remind you of one a relative lived in years ago.  A tree might be reminiscent of one that grew by your family home.  But in that instant, inner computations occur as you consider making a fairly simple decision, and the immediate area is checked against all portions of your knowledge.

You then look at Street Four.  The same process happens again.  This area also takes your attention.  At the same time you almost equally hold in your mind the image of Street Three, for you can see them both at once from this intersection.

Let us say that you are almost equally attracted to both courses.  You teeter between probabilities, having the full power to choose once street or the other as physical experience.  If you had to stand there and write down all the thoughts and associations connected with each course of action before you made your decision, you might never cross the intersection to begin with.  You might be hit by an automobile as you stood there, lost in your musings.

In the same way, it would take you some time to even walk from a table to a chair if you had to be consciously aware of all of the nerves and muscles that must first be activated.  But while you stand almost equally attracted by streets Three and Four, then you send out mental and psychic energy in those directions.

Past associations merge with present reality and form a pattern.  Mentally, a part of you actually starts out upon each street – a projected mental image.  As you stand there, then, in this case two such projected images go out onto streets Three and Four.  To some extent these images experience “what will happen” if you yourself take one direction or the other.  That information is returned to you instantaneously, and you make your decision accordingly.  Say you choose Street Four.  Physically you begin to walk in that direction.  Street Four becomes your physical reality.  You accept that experience in your prime sequence of events.  You have, however, already sent out an energized mental image of yourself into Street Three, and you cannot withdraw that energy.

The portion of you that was attracted to that route continues to travel it.  At that point of decision this alternate self made a different conclusion: that it experience Street Three as physical reality.  The self as you think of it is literally reborn in each instant, following an infinite number of events from the one official series of events that you recognize at any given “time”.

There is something highly important here concerning your technological civilization:  As your world becomes more complicated, in those terms, you increase the number of probable actions practically available.  The number of decisions multiplies.  You can physically move from one place on the planet to another with relative ease.  Centuries ago, ordinary people did not have the opportunity to travel from one country to another with such rapidity.  As space becomes “smaller”, your probabilities grow in complexity.  Your consciousness handles far more space data now.  (I am speaking in your terms of time.)  Watching television, you are aware of events that occur on the other side of the earth, so your consciousness necessarily becomes less parochial.  As this has happened the whole matter of probabilities has begun to assume a more practical cast.  Civilizations are locked one into the other.  Politicians try to predict what other governments will do.  Ordinary people try to predict what their government might do.

More and more, you are beginning to deal with probabilities as you try to ascertain which of a number of probable events might physically occur.  When the question of probabilities is a practical one, then scientists give it more consideration.

The entire subject is very important however.  As far as a true psychology is concerned, individuals who are made aware of the existence of probable realities will no longer feel trapped by events.  You consciousness is at a point where it is beginning to understand the significance of “predictive action” – and predictive action always involves probabilities.

In certain terms, you are the recognized “result” of all of the decisions you have made up to this point in your life.  That is the official you.  You are in no way diminished because other quite-as-official selves are “offshoots” of your own experience, making the choices you did not make, and choosing then, alternate versions of reality.

You follow the prime series of events that you recognize as your own, yet all of you are connected.  These are not just esoteric statements, but valid clues about the nature of your own behavior, meant to give you a sense of your own freedom, and to emphasize the importance of your choice.

Whenever you try to predict behavior or events, then, you are dealing with probabilities.

However, it seems to you that all action in the past is fixed and done, while behavior in the future alone is open to change – so the word “prediction” assumes future action.  Basically, the past is as open to change as the future is.  When you are dealing with historic events you believe that no prediction is involved.  Personally and as a species, you are convinced that there is a one-line series of finished events behind you.

In The Nature of Personal Reality I stated that the point of action occurs in the present moment.  In Adventures in Consciousness Ruburt said, quite properly, that time experience actually splashed out from the present to form an apparent past and future.

When you seemingly look backward into time, and construct a history, you do so by projecting your own prime series of events into the past as it is understood.  Obviously you read the past from the present, but you also create it from the present as well.  You accept certain data – your present recognized series of events – then use that series as a measuring stick, so to speak: It automatically rejects what does not fit.  At certain levels of experience this makes little difference.  All data agree.  No rough spots show.

You build smooth structures of beliefs, then look at reality using the beliefs like glasses – tinted ones.  Opposing information will literally be invisible to you.  It will be ignored or cast aside.

It has been fashionable to think in terms of straight-line evolution, for example.  As mentioned earlier in this book, the accepted theory of evolution is highly simplistic.  Your species did not come from one particular source.  You have many cousins, so to speak.  Some traces of that lineage remain in your time.  However, when you look “backward” at the planet you actually try to predict past behavior from the standpoint of the present.

You do this personally in your intimate lives to some degree also, as you view your earlier days.  You blot out events that do not fit your present concept of yourself.  They literally become nonexistent as far as you are concerned.  In such fashion you block out aspects of your own reality – and consciously, at least, cut down on your choices.

The species as you know it has within it, intrinsically, many abilities and characteristics that go unrecognized because you do not accept them as a part of your biological or spiritual heritage.  Therefore they become latent and invisible, practically speaking.  The same applies individually, when you deny yourselves the rich mixture of consciousness and experience that is available through a recognition of the manipulation of probable realities.

You alter your experience in each instant, quite drastically.  Each individual possess far vaster opportunities for choice than are realized.  You are denied tomorrow’s wisdom only because you believe time is a closed system.  It is true that you are subject to birth and death, yet within that framework far greater dimensions of experience are possible than are usually experienced.

You are all counterparts of each other who are alive at any given earth time.  By really understanding this you could come to terms with the ideas of brotherhood that religions have taught for so long.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Seth Session 740

Seth's "Unknown" Reality, Volume 2, Session 740

Ruburt saw the images in a particular fashion so that he could understand certain information about the nature of the psyche.

The giant image of myself, never clearly glimpsed by Ruburt, represents my own greater reality.  In a particular fashion, the identity cannot be fully expressed within the confines of any one form, any more than yours can.  Ruburt saw many miniature versions of me.  In his inner vision these appeared as identical, simply so that he would identify them as portions of myself.  They are actually quite different, one from the others.

Each one is involved in its own context of reality, each one pursuing its own directions for its own purposes.  One of those “Seths” was born in your space and time.  That Seth then seeded himself, so to speak, in the space-time environment you recognize – appearing through the centuries, sending out offshoots of “himself”, exploring earthly experience and developing as well as he could those potentials of his own greater identity that could best be brought to fruition within a creature context.

That one Seth was endowed with his own inner blueprint.  The blueprint gave him an idea of his potentials, and how they could be best fulfilled in earthly terms.

The self, as I have said before, is not limited.  It can therefore split off from itself without being less.  This Seth might be “born” two or three times in one century – or more – and then in your terms not appear for five or ten centuries.  Each Seth would be completely independent, however, and each appearance would signify the creation of a new personality – not simply a new version of an old one.

Each would be inherently aware of its own potentials and “background”, but each would tune in to a particular point of that so-called background.

What I am saying here applies to the greater identity of each reader.  Because you are usually so worried about preserving what you think of as your identity, we use terms like reincarnational selves or counterparts.  If you truly understood the nature of your individuality, however, you would clearly see that there is no contradiction if I say that you are uniquely yourself, that your individuality has an indestructible validity that is never assailed, and when I also say that you are at the same time connected with other identities, each as sacredly inviolate as your own.

You are used to thinking of exterior organizational patterns.  You might live in a city and a state and a country at one time, yet you do not think that your presence in one of these categories contradicts either of the other two.  So you live amid psychic organizations, each having its own characteristics.  You may consider yourself Indian though you live in America, or American though you live in Africa, or Chinese though you live in France, and you are quite able to retain your sense of individuality.

So the psychic families, or the families of consciousness, can be thought of as natives of inner countries or the mind, sharing heritages, purposes, and intents that may have little to do with the physical countries in which you live your surface lives.  People are born in any month of the year in any country.  All those in Norway are not born in January or August.  In the same way, all the members of any given psychic family are spread across the earth, following inner patterns that may or may not relate to other issues as they are currently understood.

Certain families have a liking for certain months of birth, but no specific rules apply.  There is indeed an inner kind of order that unites all of these issues; yet that inner order is not the result of laws, but of spontaneous creation, which flows into its own kinds of patterns.  You see the patterns at any given time and try to make laws of them.

I am trying to stretch your imaginations, and to help you throw aside rigid concepts that literally blind you to the dimensions of your own reality.  Again – you are biologically equipped to perceive far more of that reality than you do.

You are not a miniature self, an adjunct to some superbeing, never to share fully in its reality.  In those terms you are that superself – looking out of only one eye, or using just one finger.

Much of this is very difficult to verbalize.  You are not subordinate to some giant consciousness.  While you think in such terms, however, I must speak of reincarnational selves and counterparts, because you are afraid that if you climb out of what you think your identity is, then you will lose it.

Now:  We will see if we can express some concepts about the self in a new way.  In his own Psychic Politics Ruburt presented from his [psychic] library some information concerning official and unofficial numbers.

Between each official number in a given series he envisions literally infinite space.  The infinitesimal becomes the infinite.

Now:  In the same way the most infinitesimal self is infinite, and the most finite self, carried to the extremes of itself, is infinite.  Each of you is part of an infinite self.  That infinite self appears as a series of finite selves in your reality.

Beneath that perceived reality, however, each finite self, carried to its degree, is itself infinite.  Now here is one for the books:  but there are different kinds of infinities.  There are different varieties of psychological infinities that do not meet – that is, that go off in their own infinite directions.

As long as you believe that as individuals you belong in any given series, you appear to yourselves as finite.

You think in terms of linear time, and the best you can do to imagine your deeper reality is to consider reincarnation in time.  It is a matter of focus.  You usually identify with the outside of yourself, and with the outside of the world.  You do not, for example, usually identify with the inside of your body, with its organs, much less its cells or atoms – yet in that direction lies a certain kind of infinity.

If you would identify with your own psychological reality, following the inward structure of thoughts and feelings, you would discover an inward psychological infinity.  These “infinities” would reach of course into both an infinite past and future.  Yet true infinity reaches far beyond past or future, and into all probabilities – not simply straightforward into time, or backward.

There is literally an infinity in each moment you recognize, as numerically there is an “infinity” behind or within any prime number (e, 97, 863, et cetera) that you recognize.

There are infinite versions of yourself, but no one negates the others, and each is connected with the others, and aids and supports them.  There are other kinds of psychological organizations also.  In those terms Ruburt has learned, or rather Ruburt is learning, to alternate a series – to bring information from one [neurological series] to another, so to speak.

However, none of this is apart from normal living. … both Ruburt and Joseph have learned to correlate data so that some of the implications involved in a simple move from one house to another become apparent.  They are not mathematicians.  They will not statistically analyze the results.  Yet I tell you that the moves that you make in daily life have indeed infinite effects – and I am not using the word loosely.

Imagine a string of different-colored Christmas tree lights, all glowing on a given tree.  In this series of lights, any one light can go out while the others continue to shine.  You are familiar with that arrangement.

However, in our imaginary assortment there are many such strings, and when a light goes out on one string “it” almost automatically appears on another string.  Now generally speaking the lights are all lit at once on any given string, except for those that now and then go out.

Pretend that you are very tiny, and moving slowly about the tree so that you see only one light at a time.  It appears that one light exists before the other, then, and each one is so brilliant to our focus that it blots out the lights before and after it.  You may have a dim memory of the light you “saw” before, however, and so you think:  “Aha, the bulb I see is my life, but I’m sure that long ago I had a different life – and perhaps another one lies ahead of me”.  But unless you step back from the tree you will not realize that the entire string of lights exists at once.  Nor will you understand that when one light goes out in a strand it appears somewhere else on the tree in another strand.

If you were still tinier, then any given bulb itself might seem to emit not a steady light at all, but a series of waves, and you might identify your life with any given wave, so that great distance might be perceived between one wave and the next.

Experiencing that kind of series could lead to entirely different kinds of perception, in which infinities existed within a scale of its own. (The series would have its own kind of infinities.)

A tree could be wired with lights, with each one having its own particular series [of waves].  The people who put up the tree might experience one Christmas Eve, while other consciousnesses, tuned in to the different series, could experience endless generations – and their perceptions would be quite as legitimate as those of the light-watchers who had erected the tree.

This is not necessarily the best analogy, but I wanted to make the point that various scales of awareness contain their own infinities, no matter how finite they may appear to be.

The soul, so-called, is not related to size or duration in space and time, except insofar as it is wedded to experience within those contexts.

Notes:  Session 740


Note 3

Seth discussed his “blueprints for reality” a number of times in Volume 1 of “Unknown” Reality.  See the 696th session, for instance: “Each probability system has its own set of ‘blueprints’ … These are not ‘inner images of perfection’, and to some extend the blueprints themselves change … As an individual you carry within you such a blueprint, then; it contains all the information you require to bring about the most favorable version of yourself in the probable system you know … In the same fashion the species en masse holds within its vast inner mind such working plans or blueprints”.

Note 5

In the 685th session for Volume 1, Seth stated that the consciousnesses of our cells are eternal, and that biologically we’re equipped to explore many more probable realities than we know.  In the 686th session he discussed our cells’ comprehension of the past, present, and future, as well as our cellular responses to a variety of neurological pulses besides that certain range we’re egotistically focused upon.  See his first delivery for that session.