Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Session 591

Seth Speaks, Session 591

I titled this chapter “A Goodbye and an Introduction”.  The good-bye is my own, since I am now finishing this book.  The introduction applies to each reader, for I hope that you will now be able to meet yourself face to face with a greater understanding of who and what you are.

I would like, therefore, to introduce you to yourself.

You will not find yourself by running from teacher to teacher, from book to book.  You will not meet yourself through following any particular specialized method of meditation.  Only by looking quietly within the self that you know can your own reality be experienced, with those connections that exist between the present or immediate self and the inner identity that is multidimensional.

There must be a willingness, an acquiescence, a desire.  If you do not take the time to examine your own subjective states, then you cannot complain if so many answers seem to elude you.  You cannot throw the burden of proof upon another, or expect a man or teacher to prove to you the validity of your own existence.  Such a procedure is bound to lead you into one subjective trap after another.

As you sit reading this book, the doorways within are open.  You have only to experience the moment as you know it as fully as possible – as it exists physically within the room, or outside in the streets of the city in which you live.  Imagine the experience present in one moment of time over the globe, then try to appreciate the subjective experience of your own that exists in the moment and yet escapes it – and this multiplied by each living individual.

This exercise alone will open your perceptions, increase your awareness and automatically expand your appreciation of your own nature.

The “you” who is capable of such expansion must be a far more creative and multidimensional personality than you earlier imagined.  Many of the suggested small exercises given earlier in the book will also help you become acquainted with your own reality, will give you direct experience with the nature of your own soul or entity, and will put you in contact with those portions of your being from which your own vitality springs.  You may or may not have your own encounters with past reincarnational selves or probable selves.  You may or may not catch yourselves in the act of changing levels of consciousness.

Certainly most of my readers, however, will have success with some of the suggested exercises.  They are not difficult, and they are within the capabilities of all.

Each reader, however, should in one way or another sense his own vitality in a way quite new to him, and find avenues of expansion opening within himself of which he was earlier unaware.  The very nature of this book, the method of its creation and delivery, in themselves should clearly point out the fact that human personality has far more abilities than those usually ascribed to it.  By now you should understand that all personalities are not physically materialized.  As this book was conceived and written by a nonphysical personality, and then made physical, so do each of you have access to greater abilities and methods of communication than those usually accepted.

I hope that in one way or another this book of mine has served to give each of you an introduction to the inner multidimensional identity that is your own.

And that, my dear friend, is the end of dictation, and the book is finished.

Addendum On The Historical Christ

Christ, the historical Christ, was not crucified.

He had no intention of dying in that manner; but others felt that to fulfill the prophecies in all ways, a crucifixion was a necessity.

Christ did not take part in it.  There was a conspiracy in which Judas played a role, an attempt to make a martyr out of Christ.  The man chosen was drugged – hence the necessity of helping him carry the cross (see Luke 23) – and he was told that he was the Christ.

He believed that he was.  He was one of those deluded, but he also himself believed that he, not the historical Christ, was to fulfill the prophecies.

Mary came because she was full of sorrow for the man who believed he was her son.  Out of compassion she was present.  The group responsible wanted it to appear that one particular portion of the Jews had crucified Christ, and never dreamed that the whole Jewish people would be “blamed”.

This is difficult to explain, and even for me to unravel … The tomb was empty because this same group carted the body away.  Mary Magdalene did see Christ, however, immediately after (see Matthew 28).  Christ was a great psychic.  He caused the wounds to appear then upon his own body, and appeared both physically and in out-of-body states to his followers.  He tried, however, to explain what had happened, and his position, but those who were not in on the conspiracy would not understand, and misread his statements.

Peter three times denied the Lord (Matthew 26), saying he did not know him, because he recognized that that person was not Christ.

The plea, “Peter, why has thou forsaken me?” came from the man who believed he was Christ – the drugged version.  Judas pointed out that man.  He knew of the conspiracy, and feared that the real Christ would be captured.  Therefore he handed over to the authorities a man known to be a self-styled messiah – to save, not destroy, the life of the historical Christ.

Symbolically, however, the crucifixion idea itself embodied deep dilemmas and meanings of the human psyche, and so the Crucifixion per se became a far greater reality than the actual physical events that occurred at the time.

Only the deluded are in danger of, or capable of, such self-sacrifice, you see, or find it necessary.  Only those still bound up in ideas of crime and punishment would be attracted to that kind of religious drama, and find within it deep echoes of their own subjective feelings.

Christ knew however, clairvoyantly, that these events in one way or another would occur, and the probable dramas that could result.  The man involved could not be swerved from his subjective decision.  He would be sacrificed to make the old Jewish prophecies come true, and he could not be dissuaded.

In the Last Supper when Christ said, “This is my body, and this is my blood”, He meant to show that the spirit was within all matter, interconnected, and yet apart – that his own spirit was independent of his body, and also in his own way to hint that he should no longer be identified with his body.  For he knew the dead body would not be his own.

This was all misunderstood.  Christ then changed his mode of behavior, appearing quite often in out-of-body states to his followers. (See John 20, 21; Matthew 28; Luke 24.)  Before, he had not done this to that degree.  He tried to tell them however that he was not dead, and they chose to take him symbolically.

His physical presence was no longer necessary, and was even an embarrassment under the circumstances.  He simply willed himself out of it.

He knew that without the wounds, they would not believe he was himself, because they were so convinced that he died with those wounds.  (See John 20.)  They were to be a method of identification, to be dispensed with when he explained the true circumstances.

He ate to prove he was still alive, for example (John 21, Luke 24, etc.), but they took this simply to mean that the spirit could partake of food.  They wanted to believe that he had been crucified and arisen.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Session 590

Seth Speaks, Session 590

(concerning Seth’s life as a pope)

It was in the 300’s (fourth century).

A few extra notes for your own edification.  Often during that time, and for some time afterward, the records are rather unreliable.  They were doctored.  Sometimes the name of one man would be given as a reign covering a span of years.

The original man may have been assassinated, another taking his place, carrying on as if there had been no change as far as the populace was concerned.  Poison was the usual method, and even those who suspected the truth would not dare speak out.

The records would show one reign of one pope; but one, two, or even three different men may have filled the position.  A change of policy is the clue in such cases; vacillation.

There were also men called “Little Popes”, those in training of an ambitious nature, and catered to.  If they were seriously running, you see, the rewards would be great to their followers.  These men, incidentally, were no worse, particularly, in their actions than the rest of the populace.  Their positions simply gave them greater leeway.

The dates 325 and 375 come to mind in connection with my own life at that time.  Again, the names and dates have little meaning to me now.  In that life I learned to understand the interplay between men and their ambitions, the gulf that often exists between ideals and practical action.

You must also understand that politics was a legitimate hand of the church in those days, and a churchman was expected to be an excellent politician.  I seem to have spent some time in a place that sounds like Caprina, also during that lifetime.

A cousin or brother was important to me.  He ended up in severe difficulties, caught in some smuggling business to the Spanish.

There was at the time a secret group called “Followers of the Motherhood of God”.  They were considered heretics, and several times petitions were given to me against them.  This concerned the position of “the Virgin” within the dogma of the church.

Now we are finished with those notes … we will resume dictation.

You are not fated to dissolve into All That Is.  The aspects of your personality as you presently understand them will be retained.  All That Is is the creator of individuality, not the means of its destruction.

My own “previous” personalities are not dissolved into me any more than your “past” personalities.  All are living and vital.  All go their own way.  Your “future” personalities are as real as your past ones.  After a while, this will no longer concern you.  Out of the reincarnational framework, there is no death as you think of it.

Since all lives are simultaneous, all happening at once, then any separation is a psychological one.  I exist as I am while my reincarnational lives – in your terms – still exist.  Yet now I am not concerned with them, but turn my concentration into other areas of activity.

Personality changes whether it is within a body or outside of it, so you will change after death as you change before it.  In those terms, it is ridiculous to insist upon remaining as you are now, after death.  It is the same as a child saying: “I am going to grow up, but I am never going to change the ideas that I have now”.  The multidimensional qualities of the psyche allow it to experience an endless realm of dimensions.  Experience in one dimension in no way negates existence in another.

You have been trying to squeeze the soul into tight concepts of the nature of existence, making it follow your limited beliefs.  The door to the soul is open, and it leads to all the dimensions of experience.

If you think, however, that the self as you know it is the end or summation of yourself, then you also imagine your soul to be a limited entity bounded by its present ventures in one life alone, to be judged accordingly after death on the performance of a few paltry years.

In many ways this is a cozy concept, though to some it can be quite frightening with its connotations of eternal damnation.  It is far too tidy an idea, however, to hint at the rich embellishments that are at the heart of divine creativity.  The soul stands both within and without the fabric of physical life as you know it.  You are not separated from the animals and the rest of existence by virtue of possessing an eternal inner consciousness.  Such a consciousness is present within all living beings, and in all forms.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Session 589

Seth Speaks, Session 589

There are kinds of consciousness that cannot be deciphered in physical terms.  The “personality” who originated the paragraphs you have just read is such a one.

As mentioned, there is the same kind of connection between that personality and myself as the one that exists between Ruburt and myself.  But in your terms, Seth Two is far further divorced from my reality than I am from Ruburt’s.  You can imagine Seth Two as a future portion of me if you prefer, and yet far more is involved.

I am myself using simple terms here to try and make these ideas clearer.  In a trance state, Ruburt can contact me.  In a state in some ways similar to a trance, I can contact Seth Two.  We are related in ways quite difficult to explain, united in webs of consciousness.  My reality includes, then, not only reincarnational identities but also other gestalts of being that do not necessarily have any physical connections.

The same applies to each reader of this book.  The soul is open-ended, therefore.  It is not a closed spiritual or psychic system.  I have tried to show you that the soul is not a separate, apart-from-you thing.  It is no more divorced from than God is.

There is no need to create a separate god who exists outside of your universe and separate from it, nor is there any need to think of a soul as some distant entity.  God, or All That Is, is intimately a part of you.  “His” energy forms your identity, and your soul is a part of you in the same manner.

My own reincarnational personalities, probable selves, and even Seth Two exist within me now, as I exist within them.  In your terms, Seth Two is more advanced.  In your terms, he is more alien, since he cannot relate to your physical existence as well as I do because of my background in it.

Still, my experience enriches Seth Two, and his experiences enrich me to the extent that I am able to perceive and translate them for my own use.  In the same way, Ruburt’s personality is expanded through relationship with me, and I also gain through the experience, as even the best of teachers learns from each dimension of activity.

In larger terms, my soul includes my reincarnational personalities, Seth Two, and probable selves.  I am as aware of my probable selves, incidentally, as I am of my reincarnational existences.  Your concept of the soul is simply so limited.  I am not really speaking in terms of group souls, though this interpretation can also be made.

Each “part of the soul contains the whole – a concept I am sure will startle you.  As you become more aware of your own subjective reality you will therefore, become familiar with greater poritons of you own soul.  When you think of the soul as a closed system you perceive it as such, and close off from yourself the knowledge of its greater creativity and characteristics.

Seth Two does represent what I will become, to some extent, and in your terms, yet when I become what he is he will be something different.  In the same terms now, only, Ruburt may become what I am, but then I will be something far different.

Each of you are involved in the same kind of relationships, whether or not you are aware of them.  Though it seems to you that reincarnational existences involve past and future events, they are existences parallel or adjacent to your own present life and consciousness.  Other aspects of your greater identity exist, relatively speaking, about or around these.

The answers to the nature of reality, the intimate knowledge of All That Is that you all seek, is within your present experience.  It will not be found outside of yourselves, but through an inner journey into yourself, through yourself and through the world that you know.

I was once a mother with twelve children.  Ignorant in terms of education, far from beautiful, particularly in later years, with a wild temper and raucous voice.  This was around Jerusalem in the sixth century.  The children had many fathers.  I did my best to provide for them.

My name was Marshaba.  We lived wherever we could, squatting in doorways and, finally, all begging.  Yet in that existence, physical life had a contrast, a sharpness greater than any I had known.  A crust of bread was far more delicious to me than any piece of cake, however well-frosted, had ever been in lives before.

When my children laughed I was overwhelmed with delight, and despite our privations, each morning was a triumphant surprise that we had not died in our sleep, that we had not succumbed to starvation.  I chose that life deliberately, as each of you choose each of yours, and I did so because my previous lives had left me too blasé.  I was too cushioned.  I no longer focused with clarity upon the truly spectacular physical delights and experiences that earth can provide.

Though I yelled at my children and screamed sometimes in rage against the elements, I was struck through with the magnificence of existence, and learned more about true spirituality than I ever did as a monk.  This does not mean that poverty leads to truth, or that suffering is good for the soul.  Many who shared those conditions with me learned little.  It does mean that each of you choose those life conditions that you have for your own purpose, knowing ahead of time where your weakness and strengths lie.

In the gestalt of my personality, as in your terms I lived later richer lives, that woman was alive again in me – as, for example, the child is alive in the adult, and filled with gratitude comparing later circumstances to the earlier existences.  She urged me to use my advantages better.

So in you, your various reincarnational existences in a large manner co-occur.  Using the analogy of adulthood again, it is as if the child within you is a part of your own memory and experience, and yet in another way has left you, gone apart from you as if you are only one adult that the child “turned into”.  So the people that I have been have gone their own way, and yet are a part of me and I of them.

I am alive in Seth Two’s memory, as a self from which he sprang.  Yet the self I am now is not the self from which he sprang.  Only your rigid ideas of time and consciousness make these statements seem strange to you; for in a larger context, again, I can remember Seth Two.  All of these connections therefore are open.  All psychological events affect all others.

All of existence and consciousness is interwoven.  Only when you think of the soul as something different, separate, and therefore closed, are you led to consider a separate god – a personality that seems to be apart from creation.

All That Is is a part of creation, but more than what creation is.  There are pyramid gestalts of being impossible to describe, whose awareness includes knowledge and experience of what would seem to be to you as a vast number of other realities.  In the terms of which I am speaking for your benefit, their present might, for example, include the life and death of your planet in a moment of their “time”.  Seth Two’s existence is at the outside fringes of one such galaxy of consciousness.

When Seth Two speaks, Ruburt is initially aware of the following: His consciousness strains upward, following an inner psychic pathway, an energized funnel, until quite simply it can go no further.  It seems to him then that his consciousness goes out of his body through an invisible pyramid whose open top stretches far up into space.

Here he seems to make contact with impersonal symbols whose message is somehow automatically translated into words.  That point actually represents a warp in dimensions, a place between systems that has far more to do with energy and psychological reality than it has to do with space, for space is meaningless.

I am almost always present as translator at such times.  My knowledge of both realities is necessary for the communication.

Seth Two is familiar with an entirely different set of symbols and meanings, so that, in this case, two translations are being given – one by me and one by Ruburt.

Hopefully, certain concepts will be delivered in this way that could not be delivered otherwise.  These minglings of reality and experience, these messages from one system to another, occur in various ways continually, emerging in your world in one guise or another – as inspiration of many kinds.  You are being helped, in other words.

You are also using your own abilities, however, for your own characteristics largely determine the amount of help you receive.  The symbolism apparent to Ruburt when Seth Two speaks works well, but outward is also inward, and so consciousness travels as far inward as it seems to him to go outward.

Such contacts and knowledge are available to each individual.  All That Is speaks to all of its parts, not with sounds, trumpets, and fanfare from without, but communicates its messages through the living soul-stuff of each consciousness.