Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Nature of Thought, Action and Moment Points

Seth Early Sessions, Vol 8, Session 343

The Nature Of Thought, Action And Moment Points

Moment points are indeed composed of action, action experiencing itself.  What you see and experience physically represents but a small portion, a mere fraction of what reality is.  There are universes within universes.  Action is, and yet forms its own experience.  Thoughts take electromagnetic patterns that have their own materializations as universal systems.  Your physical body is a series of actions, though the word series is being used for simplicity’s sake only.

The nature of action causes depths in terms of intensities that you do not understand, but these intensities build up to the appearance of physical matter within your system.

You will never find a first action, and only within your system does such a search have any meaning.  You form the reality, the shape, of thoughts, for they have shape, in much the same way that you breathe:  and you have as little control of them, once you have created them, as you have of your breath.

Complications are far too intricate to explain to you.  You form your image and the physical matter of your environment, and these, being action, are perceived as reality in other systems.  They may not be perceived as physical objects, but as reality that conforms to the particular camouflage structure within.

Thoughts have what you may term color and shape, as well as electromagnetic structure and intensity.  These combining together form your physical image, in your terms.  Action can never be broken down to a prime or original unit, for it automatically builds upon itself, and can never be, therefore, subtracted from.  Nor can it be isolated.  It is within all things that you see, and invisible because it makes up the appearance of any physical construction.

It isn’t what you see, and yet what you see is it.  Sight itself is it, the thing seen and the perceiver.  You cannot stop action even in your mind, for the attempt to stop action is in itself an action.  What you term death is an action.  It is not the end of acts.  The self at death is indeed more active as a rule than before, and the resources of the self are used to greater advantage.

The self goes on.  Even the stuff of the physical body however continues to act.  Action divides itself into various selves, and then explores the moment points of experience, for each new self is indeed a new action, an original act.

There are births that have nothing to do with physical birth, and offspring quite as real.  Physical offspring are originally projections, but these originate new acts despite the original idea behind them.  That is, the parents wish to project themselves, you see, but instead are the participators of a new personality.

Thoughts as offspring have a strong effect in all systems, and directly change the camouflage material of any system.

Now.  I am trying to make this clear.  Moment points have a structure, electromagnetically.

The structure has nothing to do with the intensity however.  Your entire physical universe represents one moment point in a whole overall design.  Yet the design itself is ever-changing, and there is no beginning or end to it in your terms.

In studying your physical universe, the distances seem great only because of your own point of reference within.  The electromagnetic structure of your universe, in a basic manner, is divorced from its physical structure, though part of it can be deduced through a study of the physical structure.

Your physical universe represents one thought in changing aspects of becoming, with all possibilities inherent within the thought unfolding into existence.  The thought also exists in other systems, being materialized according to other camouflage patterns, and entirely different possibilities arising because of the differences.

Again, this is not symbolic.  Only by the use of the inner senses can you obtain a viewpoint that is to some extent free of your own system.  The inner self realizes the nature of its own reality, is sure of its identity and well aware of its power in the creation of actions which it projects outward from itself.

The inner senses allow you to follow some of these actions into other realities.  The moment point on the one hand is of course a minute division of action.  On the other hand it is an entrance into unknown possibilities and new dimensions.  As you probe into any given moment point, you automatically become a part of it and change it accordingly as it makes its impressions upon you.  These interchangings occur on many levels: psychologically, chemically, electromagnetically, psychically.  There are subtle variations, as you know, in your known self from one instant to another as you affect your physical environment and form it, and as it in turn forms you.  And this is just on the physical level.

The psychological alterations are miraculous, and so swift that you could not follow them.  The smallest thought alters chemical and electromagnetic changes in the body that directly affect the structure of the immediate physical universe.  In the dream state the alterations are even stronger.

Now.  It is possible for an individual to experience a portion of one moment point in such a way that it seems there is no end to it.

Reincarnations Are Probable Selves

He may, for example, continue within it for several reincarnations.  Reincarnated selves are no more than probable selves, choosing to experience various forms.  In such circumstances, the personality does not leave your system, in your terms, for some time, though this is all subjective.  Experience is the only reality, you see.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Creation Starts With An Action-Event

Seth Early Sessions, Vol 8, Session 342

Creation Starts With An Action-Event

All creation is constant, and physical reality is formed and maintained in mental realms, sparked by psychic experiences.  These inner events are the results of action’s own characteristics.  Action continually working upon itself creates more action.

Initially this is mental action, an action-event.  This action-event will then affect all other events, spiral inward and outward in all possible dimensions in quite a different form from its original nature.  In each system it can only be perceived according to the camouflage patterns inherent there.

This physical room and this particular moment within this room all exist simultaneously in other systems, though they may or may not appear in the same form.  The energy generated in sparking a given action-event is never lost.  Some is retained by the initial materialization, and by the succeeding ones.  The term succeeding is used as a matter of simplicity.  You know what is meant.

All of these forms, however, are, you understand, spontaneous and instantaneous. In the same way that an idea may appear within your system as a thought, a mental image, a dream picture or as a physical object, so does any action-event appear in many forms.

Your psychological life is dependent upon your ability to perceive and react to such action-events.  Your reaction, of course, creates new ones.  Your identity, your inner self, is a main action-event, forming other such events that are the various portions of your personality.

There are both private and mass action-events, all of these being physically materialized within your system.  Creation, then, continues constantly and each consciousness has its part to play.  The interwoven working of telepathic communications lends itself to mass patterns.  Many individuals reacting to a given event may do so by combining their energy to produce one major action-event in response.

Such mass materializations gain tremendous emotional force, and seemingly sweep aside any conflicting actions.  Great movements in history are an example here.  Certain ideas also are agreed upon and held so intensely that they mold much of physical activity simply because of the strong mental and psychic energy they engender.

This does not mean that such ideas are necessarily valid, you see, but in your system they certainly appear as such, due to the intensity with which they are held.  This intensity brings forth the corresponding physical materialization which the senses then perceive, and the circle become complete.

The materialization is dependent upon the thought intensity behind it.  If wars are considered inevitable, you see, there will be wars.  If death is considered the end of all, then for all practical purposes individuals in physical life will behave as if this were indeed the case.

Now: conversely, if you do not accept the idea of reincarnation, this does not mean that reincarnation is not a fact.  It does mean that this insufficient energy will keep this reality at such a low ebb that it will not sufficiently materialize as an event within your system.  For the egotistical self it will be a nonfact and the physical senses will of course find no sense data to confirm reincarnation.

I mentioned long past that creativity continued to operate in a work of art long after its physical completion.  The intensity that first generated, say, a painting, continues to operate and there is new creation sparked in the interchange between such a painting and each observer of it.

The resulting thoughts and images in turn are expressed and affect others, and not only symbolically.  As you should know, mental acts have an electromagnetic reality which directly affects the inner self, which directly forms the constantly changing nature of the inner self.  For the inner self is, after all, composed of mental actions, and the entity itself is everchanging.

Never think of it as static.  There is constant give and take between all portions of the self, and the entity changes as it interacts with other levels of the personality.  Any given thought experienced by you is experienced by all possible you-selves, though in various forms.

A thought experienced by you is also experienced by your probable selves, you see, in one way or another.  They will react in their characteristic way, and experience the thought in their own manner, which may be quite different than your own.

The thought may be rejected, but there will be something to reject.  The thought may be relatively meaningless to any given probable self and it may be very fleeting.  The probable selves in one way or another will react, forming other action-events.  Constant creativity applies to every system, then, and what you create in one system has its effects in other systems also.

Your physical image and your environment are exterior materializations that represent your interior action-events at any given time.  These are observed by the physical senses of yourself and others.  You can therefore check your inner status by observing your outer status.  Such checking always involves action, however, that already changes that which is perceived.  All of these seeming separate actions belong together, you see, and occur at once.

I am trying here to get a rather complicated idea through to you, but we have not sufficiently broken it down yet.  Take a break and we shall see what we can do.  I will try to break it down while his mind is momentarily otherwise engaged.

We will, instead, begin our next session with this material and for now I have a few comments to make.  When you rubbed our friend’s back the other evening, you did indeed improve his condition.  This was not basically because of the physical action involved, though in this case the physical actions were necessary for your own expression.

You sent vital healing energy and resolution to his physical body, and the heat he felt was the result of this energy.  The feeling had built up in you to help him.  The rubbing expressed this feeling from you, and then acted directly on a sense-data level which both of you needed at the time to confirm what was an inner experience.

Much of man’s creativity is expressed directly through his hands, and for this reason they are often used in healing experiences.  They have a significance intuitively felt by the inner self.

When Ruburt is involved in activity and his mind directed elsewhere, away from his symptoms, then his symptoms are greatly minimized, and at times disappear.  This represents a good amount of development on his part, since earlier he found it difficult to address himself to activity.

When he ceases activity however, he has a tendency to activate the symptoms rather than direct his attention elsewhere.  The letup of physical activity is not the issue, though he thinks it is at the end of the day.  An exciting conversation, an exciting inner mental activity serves well to divert him.  A series of such lapses accentuate the condition of course.  Then he uses his book and suggestions to clear the air and begins again anew.

The overall improvement is definite.

We will end our session.  My heartiest wishes to you both.  One small word: your hands the other evening served, of course, as a bridge of understanding and constructive understanding, correctly applied: that is, a constructive help not an over-anxious sympathy nor implied accusation.  And now again, good evening.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thought and Physical Environment

Seth Early Session, Vol 8, Session 341


Creation is constant.  Due to the nature of action, creation cannot be anything but simultaneous.  Each act of creation brings forth another, and opens up further dimensions of activity.  Within your own system, thought becomes materialized, and there is literally no end to the activity of thoughts.  Thoughts however are connected with language and with highly organized ego development.  They are translations and symbols for inner activity.  As a rule they are highly physically oriented, their function being to acquaint the physically adapted ego with some inner data.

The thoughts may rather faithfully, though never completely, translate such data, or they my considerably distort it.  Behind thoughts are images, which are more basic but still physically oriented.  Because they are more basic, they have a stronger effect.  They are more emotionally charged, more concise than thoughts, and they are directly connected with the mechanics involved in translating inner data to physical reality.

Behind these, so to speak, exist what you may term temperature pictures, in which delicate gradations of heat form ever-shifting emotional patterns that do have a semiphysical outline.  From these, you see, normal images are built up, and from the images thoughts are formed.

Consciousness itself perceives directly, and these various methods of perception have been adopted to meet varying physical circumstances.  Such thermal pictures are found in what is called the old brain, and to these, the body responds with changes of temperature that sparks various chemical reactions.

In for example the worm, the process ends here.  In so-called higher forms, the chemical process itself allows for the creation of an ordinary image.  This brings about further thermal responses and chemical alterations, that allow the thought processes to proceed.

All of these procedures are unnecessary to consciousness itself, however.  They are necessary to develop communication between nonphysical consciousness and the physical form which it has adopted.  Consciousness, in forming an image, or creating it, then responds to it creatively, setting up frameworks for further creative actions.  Consciousness experiences reality directly, but having formed physical matter into a personal image, it must then creatively translate data to that physical brain.  It must keep it informed.

The brain looks out upon the physical universe, and consciousness then reacts, again creatively, to that environment.  Information is now carried in reverse fashion back to the inner self, in an instantaneous and automatic procedure.  Thus thought becomes an inner image which is translated into a thermal image, and then into intuitional form, into highly condensed and codified data, and then into a pure and direct sort of experience which you cannot understand as physical creatures.

All of the information of the inner self is highly condensed and codified, and exists in electromagnetic purity.

The automatic procedure works both ways, then, constantly.  Various portions of the self retain memory of the information, still in the form in which they have interpreted it.  The thoughts and images, while being condensed, are nevertheless then retained in their particular levels of the personality in their own form.

The Physical Environment Is An Extension Of The Self

Now, the process does not cease at the physical boundaries of the self however.  The data thus far has been seen as traveling from the inner self outward, as being translated from pure knowledge into thermal pictures, inner images and thoughts.  Obviously words and action follow.

The actions result in concrete physical materializations.  These are all highly colored and charged, however, and the stuff of physical materialization is in itself conscious and alive.  There are hidden but very definite connections between the self and the objects of which it has created in its environment.  The environment is simply an extension of the self, and those objects within it are a part of the physical or the physically materialized personality.  Hence your idea of ownership.

Objects carry a strong emotional and psychic charge.  The personality exists inward in ways that are not at once apparent, but it also exists outward in ways that you do not see.  There are, of course, mergings where selves quite literally merge with other selves, forming a corporate self.  But the unit selves retain their identity, as in a nation the citizens retain theirs, even though the nation at times may act as a unit, and share particular mass characteristic drives and desires, and work toward various goals.

All of it involves constant creativity, not only maintenance but entirely original and new creation.

I have been speaking of your present system only, yet there is always progression to other systems.  The growth of each seed requires a separate act of creation.  There is no mass creative act, for all portions of consciousness have their part to play in creativity.  This is the meaning of action, of consciousness and of individuality:  the freedom to create.

Without this there would be only a sham creativity, without involvement and without the involvement of action.  Every dream is a creative act, that could be initiated in no other way, highly individual.

Now, you arbitrarily decide on the personal physical image as the exterior boundary of the self.  As you know, in actuality, no such physical boundary exists.  It is the result of perception.  Even physically, you see, no such boundary exists.  You can see this for example in epidemics.

The physical self extends outward, literally, to the ends of your universe, but the physical brain could not handle this amount of manipulation, and it has become subconscious.  Early man recognized his relationships more clearly.  Specialized man, physically, cannot afford to.

Physically you are a part of your environment, and you form it as you form your image.  There is much more to be said here, and we shall go into it more deeply soon.  For this is not a symbolic relationship but a practical one.

Jung was correct in postulating a collective unconscious.  But with his limited knowledge he did not see that this unconscious would exist outside of your three-dimensional system entirely, holding future as well as past, nor that it has such a cohesive effect upon humanity as a whole.  It is the one self with its origins within your system, but its existence outside.

The collective unconscious is not static however, and itself interacts and constantly changes.  These are all phases of constant creativity within your system.  You constantly add to the collective unconscious, and constantly receive from it.  You change what you receive however.  Each physical object has a psychic effect on all other objects, and a psychic existence that is independent of its physical existence.

There is constant interaction between all objects, and several will create a pervading psychic climate that affects those who come in contact with it.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

More On The Power Of Beliefs And Expectations

Seth Early Sessions, Vol 7, Session 340

More On The Power Of Beliefs And Expectations

Good evening to our friend.  Now, to our fine young lady: you must watch the pictures that you paint with your imagination, for you allow your imagination too full a reign.  If you read our early material, you will see that your environment and the conditions of your life at any given time are the direct result of your own expectations.  You form physical materializations of these realities within your own mind.

If you imagine dire circumstances, ill health or desperate loneliness, these will be automatically materialized, for these thoughts themselves bring forth the conditions that will give them reality in physical terms.  If you would have good health, if you would have good health for the child, then you must imagine this as vividly as, in fear, you imagine the opposite.

You create many of your own difficulties, if not all of them.  This is true for all individuals.  The inner psychological state is projected outward, gaining physical reality.  This holds true regardless of the nature of that inner psychological state.  The way that this is done has been discussed often and is on record in the material.  I suggest you read it.  The rules apply to everyone.  You can use this for your own benefit and change your conditions, once you realize what the rules are.

You cannot escape your own attitudes, for they will form the nature of what you see.  Quite literally, you see what you want to see, and you see your own thoughts, your own emotional attitudes, materialized in physical form.  If changes are to occur, they must be physical and psychic changes.  These will be reflected in your physical environment.  Negative, distrustful, fearful, or degrading attitudes toward anyone work against the self and against the individuals involved.  Now if you would change an individual, change your thoughts toward him, and changes will appear in the sense data world.

Now: you must understand, for one thing, that telepathy operates constantly at a subconscious level.  If you continually expect any individual to behave in a particular manner, then you are constantly sending him telepathic suggestions that he will do so.  Every individual reacts to suggestion.  According then to the specific conditions existing at the time, such an individual will to some extent or another act according to the mass suggestions he has received.

These mass suggestions include not only those given to him by others, both verbally and telepathically, but also those suggestions that he has given to himself while in the waking or dream states.  If individual A is in a period of despondency, then this is because he has already become prey to negative suggestions of his own and others.  If now you see him and think that he looks miserable – or that he is an incurable drunk – then indeed these suggestions are picked up by him subconsciously though you have not spoken a word, and in his already weakened condition, they will be accepted and acted upon.

If, on the other hand, thinking of him under the same conditions, you stop yourself and say gently to yourself: he will begin to feel better now – or his drinking is temporary – and there is indeed hope here, then you have given him aid, for the suggestions will at least represent some small telepathic ammunition to fight off the war of despondency.

There are obviously ways in which you can mold your own conditions, protect yourself from your own negative suggestions and those given to you by others.  You must immediately erase a negative thought or picture by replacing it with its opposite.

If you think, “I have a headache,” and if you do not replace this suggestion by a positive one, then you are automatically suggesting that the body set up those conditions that will result in the continuation of the malady.

Now:  You are not listening to what your own inner voice says.  You are listening to what your ego says, and this ‘I’ speaks through your mouth and then you hear this I’s words.  But these are not the words of the whole self.  These are merely the words of the one part of the self with which you are most acquainted.

You are not speaking of basic issues.  You are flying paper dragons to be punctured, but these are not the real dragons.  You must learn to listen to the voice of your inner self, for if you know the use you are to this man, you do not recognize the nature of his use to you.

You have built defenses so strongly that you have not heard the voice of the inner self.  The inner self is hardly to be feared.  You have allowed the ego to become a counterfeit self, and you take its word because you will not hear the muffled voice that is within you speak.

You have been examining others, rather than examining the self.  What you see of others is the materialization of what you think, subconsciously, that you are: not necessarily what you are.  For example: if others seem deceitful to you it is because you deceive yourself and then project this outward onto others.

These are simply examples now.  If an individual sees only evil and desolation in the physical world, it is because he is obsessed with evil and desolation and projects them outward and closes his eyes to all else.  If you want to know what you think of yourself, then ask yourself what you think of others, and you will find your answer.

This is, of course, on a subconscious basis.  Another example only: a very industrious individual thinks the majority of mankind are lazy and good for nothing.  No one would ever think of calling him lazy or good for nothing, yet this may be precisely his own subconscious picture of himself, against which he drives himself incessantly, all in an effort to prove that his erroneous self-image is, indeed, wrong.  And all without realizing his basic concept of himself and without recognizing the fact that he projects it outward onto others.

True self-knowledge is indispensable for health or vitality, and this means in every instance.  The recognition of the truth about the self means that you must first discover what you think about yourself subconsciously.  If this is a good image, build upon it.  If it is a poor one recognize it as simply the opinion of the subconscious and not as a definite truth.

The subconscious has its opinions as the ego does.

I will here repeat my earlier suggestion that our friend read my earlier material.  It is important that you all realize the ways in which your attitudes and feelings affect others through telepathic workings, and the ways in which the smallest thought affects your own emotions, and the physical condition of your image.

For our guest: you should tell yourself frequently, “I will only react to constructive suggestions,” for this gives you some protection against your own negative thoughts and those of others.  You can observe these laws in operation where you work and also, privately, when you are alone.  A negative thought, if it is not erased, will almost certainly result in a negative situation, a momentary despondency, a headache, according to the original intensity of the thought.

Now: if you find yourself saying to yourself: “I have a headache,” you must immediately say “That is in the past.  Now in this new moment, this new present, I am already feeling better.”  Then immediately turn your attention away from your physical condition entirely.  Concentrate upon something pleasant, or begin another task.

In this way you are no longer suggesting to the body that it reproduce headache conditions.  The exercise may be repeated.  This is basic, though the pendulum exercises, Joseph, are of great benefit particularly when added to this prescription.