Tuesday, April 30, 2019

3-step approach to difficult situations

“1.  Immediately begin to live in the present as much as possible.  Try to become as aware as you can of present sense-data – all of it.  Often, while you are in pain, for example, you concentrate upon that sensation alone, ignoring the feelings of ease that may be felt by other portions of the body, and unaware of the conglomeration of sounds, sights, and impressions that are also in the immediate environment.  This procedure will immediately lessen the pressure of the problem itself, whatever it is, and give you a sense of refreshment.

“2. Refuse to worry.  This fits in automatically with Step 1, of course.  Tell yourself you can worry all you want tomorrow, or on some other occasion – but resolve not to worry in the present moment.

“3. When your thoughts do touch upon your particular problem in the present moment, imagine the best possible solution to the dilemma.  Do not wonder how or why or when the ideal solution will come, but see it in your mind’s eye as accomplished.  Or, if you are not particularly good at visual imagery, then try to get the feeling of thanksgiving and joy that you would feel if the problem was solved to your complete satisfaction.
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 19, 1984)

Monday, April 29, 2019

Abundance of abilities and choices

We don’t often think about the huge number of choices and decisions we’ve made in our life to arrive at today.  This is what Seth is pointing at.  The Transcendors once told me that it’s impossible to feel that a life was complete and completely successfully because of the requirement to choose enroute.  That’s one of the reasons why we choose to reincarnate … to explore abilities, relationships, etc. in different contexts.  The funny thing in all this is that we’re already living all of those possibilities … present, past and future … but, like lighting up a hologram with a laser, we focus on isolated space-time moments and string them together.  What’s hard to understand in our 3-D logic is that we’re creating those possibilities and new ones on the fly because there is no time as we know it and we’re part of the explosion of love and consciousness of All That Is in the “spacious present”.  Each reality we explore has it’s own “metric” … some, like ours, have one or more dimensions of time and some form of “space” dimensions to measure “separation".  In others, where form isn’t manifested, the metric is based upon feeling or thought … “distance” there being the difference in energy (aka feeling, thought).  Pretty cool stuff!

“With man’s own exteriorized ego, this leads to the question of free will and the making of conscious choices.
“The human individual is aware of large numbers of probable activities. Each individual person literally possesses far more abilities than can be adequately expressed in any given lifetime. This insures a large profusion of possible actions from which the individual can draw according to changing circumstances.
“Each person can also intrinsically sense the direction in which he or she is most inclined.  Inspiration will send nudges towards certain activities.  It will be easier and more delightful for each person to move and grow in certain directions, rather than others.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 10, 1984)

Sunday, April 28, 2019


“Each portion of nature is also equipped to react to changing conditions, and therefore deals with its own kind of predictive behavior, so that it can grow today into tomorrow’s condition.
“Nature always works with probabilities.  In human terms, this means that each person has a vast bank of avenues that lead to value fulfillment, and that individual abilities will ideally form their own boulevards of expression.
“Poor health, or simply unhappy situations, arise only when the individual meets too many detours, or encounters too many blocks to the expression of value fulfillment.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 10, 1984)

Saturday, April 27, 2019


“There are some issues highly vital to health and happiness, that are quite difficult to describe.  They are felt intrinsically.  They are a part of the esthetics of nature itself.  Flowers are not just brightly colored for man’s enjoyment, for example, but because color is a part of the flower’s own esthetic system.  They enjoy their own brilliance, and luxuriate in their own multitudinous hues.
“The insects also appreciate flower’s profusion of color, and also for esthetic reasons.  I am saying, therefore, that even insects have an esthetic sense, and again, that each creature, and each plant, or natural entity, has its own sense of value fulfillment, seeking the greatest possible fulfillment and extension of its own innate abilities.
“This sense of value fulfillment, once more, benefits not only the individual, but its species and all other species.  In a manner of speaking, then, the picture of nature is painted by its own consciously vital, esthetic portions.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 10, 1984)

Thursday, April 25, 2019


“Play is a very important – indeed, vital – attribute in the development of growth and fulfillment.  Children play naturally, and so do animals.  For that matter, insects, birds, fish, and all kinds of life play. Even ants and honeybees play.  Their sociability is not just a matter of constant work within a hive or an ant mound. This playful activity is, in fact, the basis for their organized behavior, and they “play” at adult behavior before they assume their own duties.
“Creatures play because the activity is joyful, and spontaneous and beneficial, because it activates all portions of the organism – and again, in play youngsters imitate adult patterns of operation that lead finally to their own mature activity.
“When people become ill, worried or fearful, one of the first symptoms of trouble is a lack of pleasure, a gradual discontinuance of playful action, and an over-concentration upon personal problems.  In other words, illness is often first marked by a lack of zest or exuberance.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 10, 1984)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Worry, fear & doubt bad for health

“Worry, fear, and doubt are detrimental to good health, of course, and these are very often caused by the officially held beliefs of society.
“Those beliefs paint a dire picture, in which any given situation is bound to deteriorate.  Any conceivable illness will worsen, and any possible catastrophe be encountered.
“Such beliefs discourage feelings of curiosity, joy, or wonder.  They inhibit playful activity or spontaneous behavior.  They cause a physical situation in which the body is placed in a state of defensive aggression.  Under such conditions. it seems only rational to look for the worm in the apple, so to speak, and to expect pain or danger in each new experience or encounter.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 10, 1984)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Negative suggestions are unnatural

Here’s another Seth quote that shows the universe (and “you-niverse”) is wired for fulfillment … health, exuberance and love.

Let’s live that feeling today!!!

“People are not simply swung willy-nilly by one negative suggestion or another, however.  Each person has an entire body of beliefs and suggestions – and these are quite literally reflected in the physical body itself.
“All practical healing deals with the insertion of positive suggestions and the removal of negative ones.  As we mentioned earlier, each smallest atom or cell contains its own impetus toward growth and value fulfillment.  In other words, they are literally implanted with positive suggestions, biologically nurtured, so to that extent it is true to say that in a certain fashion negative suggestions are unnatural, leading away from life’s primary goals.  Negative suggestions could be compared to static sounding on an otherwise clear program.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 9, 1984)

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Inherited Diseases

“There are diseases that people believe are inherited, carried from one generation to another by a faulty genetic communication.  Obviously, many people with, for example, a genetic heritage of arthritis do not come down with the disease themselves, while others indeed are so afflicted.  The difference is one of belief.
“The people have accepted the suggestion uncritically that they will inherit such a malady do then seem to inherit it: they experience the symptoms.  Actually, the belief itself may have changed a healthy genetic message into an unhealthy one.  Ideally, a change of belief would remedy the situation.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 9, 1984)

Friday, April 19, 2019


“Many people believe fervently that with approaching age they will meet a steady, disastrous deterioration in which the senses and the mind will be dull, and the body, stricken with disease, will lose all of its vigor and agility.  Many young people believe such nonsense, and therefore they set themselves up to meet the very conditions they so fear.
“The mind grows wiser with age when it is allowed to do so.  There is even an acceleration of thought and inspiration, much like that experienced in the adolescent years, that suddenly brings a new understanding to the aged individual, and provides an impetus that should help the person to achieve greater comprehension – a comprehension that should quell all fears of death.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 9, 1984)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Childhood Programming

Bruce Lipton talks about “nature” and “nurture”.  Nature is the state of our DNA at birth and the basic reflexes, instincts and "operating system" of the brain.  Nurture, is the “programming" of the brain … which starts even before birth.  

It is important to realize that both the DNA and “wiring” of the brain change throughout our life.  For example, we can reprogram the brain using Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) … NLP is how humans get programmed to buy things or smoke cigarettes etc. by watching repetitive, emotionally charged commercials.  NLP is also being exploited politically … e.g. Trumps Twitter use, our emotionally charged, repetitive political campaigns, the daily news, etc..

The trick is to be aware of what’s happening and what our thoughts and feelings are in each moment and to make choices.  It is also important to hold an “Idea” to navigate by, which guides our moment-to-moment choices so that we head in the intended “direction” in this lifetime.

“Many such suggestions are “old-hat idioms”.  They belong to the past, and again they escape the questioning and examination that are usually given to new ideas.

“These suggestions may be remarkably long-standing, therefore, and consist of beliefs received in childhood.  Accepted now in the present, noncritically, they may still affect health and well-being.  Such suggestions can be beneficial and supportive, or negative and detrimental. Here are some examples that should be quite familiar to many people.”

“There are other kinds of suggestions that involve identification.  A child may be told: “You are just like your mother, she was always nervous and moody”.  Or: “You are fat because your father was fat”.

“These are all statements leading toward a certain hypothesis.  Again, the problem is that often the hypotheses remain unquestioned.  You end up with structured beliefs unexamined, that are then automatically acted upon.”

(The Way Toward Health,Session April 8, 1984)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The power of suggestions

“Suggestions are usually statements directed toward a particular action or hypothesis.  To a large extent, suggestions are tied into conscious thought processes, following the dictates of reason.  For example: “If thus and thus be so, then thus and thus must follow”.  There is no magic connected with suggestions – but repeated often enough, and believed in fervently, such suggestions do indeed take on a deeply habitual nature.  They are no longer examined, but taken for literal truth.
“They are then handed over to the more automatic levels of personality, where they trigger the specific actions that are so strongly implied.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 8, 1984)

Monday, April 15, 2019

Limiting beliefs degrade health

“The sooner you can rid yourself of rigid beliefs about the survival of the fittest, the better you will be.  All philosophies that stress the idea of the body’s impurity or degradation should also be seen as detrimental to bodily and spiritual integrity.  Such beliefs clutter up your conscious mind with negative suggestions that can only frighten the exterior ego and impede the great strength and vitality that is your heritage from lending you the fullest possible strength and support.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 4, 1984)

Sunday, April 14, 2019


“The subject of health cannot be considered in an isolated fashion, but must be seen in that greater context that gives health itself a value and a meaning. As mentioned earlier, each person will also try to fulfill their own unique abilities, and to “fill out” the experience of life as fully as possible.
“If an individual is hampered in that attempt strongly and persistently enough, then the dissatisfaction and frustration will be translated into a lack of physical exuberance and vitality.  There is always an unending reservoir of energy at the command of each person, however, regardless of circumstances …”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 4, 1984)

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Simultaneous existences, not reincarnation

Simultaneous existences have been mentioned many times. Like the cells in your body … they all exist at once, they communicate with each other and with every cell on earth.  Again … something easy to say but really hard to live!

“There are, in fact, so many distorted ideas connected with the concept of reincarnation in general, that I think it far better to simply concentrate upon the idea of multiple existences.  Because of the true nature of time, and the interrelationships of consciousness, a future life affects a past one, for in actuality all of these existences happen simultaneously.  All systems are open-ended, particularly psychological ones.  In greater terms, you are working “at all levels” and at all of your own existences at once, even though it is useful sometimes to think of reincarnation as a series of lives, one after the other.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 2, 1984)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Reincarnational influences

“Reincarnational influences are not nearly as rigid as many believers in the concept think.  That is, reincarnational influences usually leave many options open to an individual in any case.  It is quite simplistic, for example, to say, as some people do, that any given particular event from a past life leads inevitably to a particularly matching effect in a present one.  There are too many other elements that also apply to the human personality.  No one is “fated” to have bad health.  No one is punished in one life for “evil” activities in a previous one.
“… New learning would always be involved, and thus new options would always be open.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 2, 1984)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Reincarnation and health

“The fact is that each individual lives many lives, and that the inner self is quite aware of its own spiritual and physical dexterity.  The body consciousness alone understands that its physical existence in any one life is dependent upon its physical death – and that that death will assure it of still another existence.  The “drive for survival” is, therefore, a drive that leads to death and beyondit, for all of consciousness understands that it survives through many forms and conditions.
“Reincarnation, therefore, also is part of the larger framework in which any individual’s health and well-being must be considered.  The reincarnational influences are most apparent in what would be considered bodily defects dating from birth, and these will be discussed later on in this book.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session April 2, 1984)

Monday, April 8, 2019

Communication at all levels

You’ll recall an earlier Seth quote that said that even our cells are in constant communication with ALL the cells on the earth, etc.  

It is important to be aware of what attitudes, beliefs, thoughts, and feelings we give energy to; what choices and decisions we make; and what desires, imaginings and expectations we hold.  These are communicated to every aspect of reality at all levels … right down to subatomic particles and all the way up to the Cosmos … that’s how we manifest our moments of experience out of all the endless possibilities and probabilities … and it’s also how we create new possibilities and probabilities.  Our moments of physical experience manifest with patterns of behaviour conforming with all that.  

We have magical powers … but it takes a lot of discipline to manage the wild ride of our ego feedback system (3D thoughts and emotions) while living in the cultural imprinting that surrounds us.

“In one way or another each segment of consciousness is aware of each other segment, through an instantaneous communication that exists on many levels. It is important that your ideas circulate freely, and that the ideas of the peoples of the world circulate freely, just as it is important that your individual body has good circulation. Your ideas about your own health are even more important than those steps you take to promote it.
“Your ideas about foreign countries, allies and enemies, also have a vital role to play in how you handle your own bodily defenses.  People who are afraid that their nation will be invaded by an enemy will often also consider viruses or diseases to be enemies, ever about to threaten their personal survival.  Such attitudes will, of course, be detrimental to feelings of well-being, health, and exuberance.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session March 27, 1984)

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Life is an exuberant quest for fulfillment

“Earlier we spoke about the incredible impulse on the part of all of nature toward exuberance and well-being.  It is as if nature always tries to exceed itself, and certainly to increase the quality of its existence.  The individual person is also involved in an ever-continuing process to increase the quality of life as it exists at all levels of personal experience.  Reality is so constructed that each individual seeking such fulfillment does so not at the expense of others, but in such a way that the quality of life is increased for all.
“Each person impulsively tries to grow into his or her sensed potentials – even when they are not immediately apparent.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session March 27, 1984)

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Healing the heart

“The heart is often described as a pump.  With the latest developments in medical technology, there are all kinds of heart operations that can be performed, even the use of heart transplants. In many cases, even when hearts are repaired through medical technology, the same trouble reoccurs at a later date, or the patient recovers only to fall prey to a different, nearly fatal or fatal, disease.  This is not always the case, by any means, but when such a person does recover fully, and maintains good health, it is because beliefs, attitudes, and feelings have changed for the better, and because the person “has a heart” again, in other words, because the patient himself has regained the will to live.
“Many people who have heart trouble feel that they have “lost the heart” for life. They may feel broken-hearted for any of many reasons.  They may feel heartless, or imagine themselves to be so cold-hearted that they punish themselves literally by trying to lose their heart.
“With many people having such difficulties, the addition of love in the environment may work far better than any heart operation.  A new pet given to a bereaved individual has saved more people from needing heart operations than any physician.  In other words, “a love transplant” in the environment may work far better overall than a heart-transplant operation, or a bypass, or whatever; in such ways, the heart is allowed to heal itself.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session March 23, 1984)

Friday, April 5, 2019

Our relationships shape our health

Today's Seth reminds of a book by Dr. Gabor Mate: "When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress", a book about the devastating effect on women's health when in toxic, co-dependent relationships.

“Old-time family doctors understood the patient’s sensitivity to family members and to the environment, of course, and they often felt a lively sympathy and understanding that the practitioners of modern medicine often seem to have forgotten.
“I am speaking of a deeper relationship to the environment, however, and of the environment’s symbolic as well as practical aspects in relationship to health and illness.  Your ideas about your own body, your mind, the universe and your part in it, and your relationship to family, friends, and environment are all connected to your state of health, to your sense of well-being, or your feelings of dis-ease.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session March 23, 1984)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Life is not a struggle for survival

“… it seems often that physical life consists of a frantic struggle for survival at every level of consciousness.  Such ideas certainty do not foster feelings of security, health, or well-being, and they distort the nature of your physical environment.
“That environment is not something separate from yourself, for you to control. Instead, you and the environment support, strengthen, and fortify each other in ways that often escape you.  All portions of the environment contain their own kinds of consciousness.  They are aware of their own parts in the body of the world, so to speak, and they are aware not only of their own conditions, but of their relationships to all other portions of the world.  They add to the world’s health, in other words, and your own vitality – and that of your environment – are everywhere interrelated.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session March 21, 1984)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Physical life is NOT inferior

“Those who look upon physical life as inferior to some other more perfect spiritual existence do a great injustice to physical existence in general. Physical life is everywhere filled with the universal energy that is its source, so it can hardly be inferior to its own composition.
“Again, corporeal reality is a brilliant segment of existence.  It cannot be inferior to existence.  It is because you so often view your world through a system of highly limited beliefs that you so often misread the implications of temporal life.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session March 21, 1984)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Each moment is brand new

“Each new rose in the springtime is in truth a new rose, composed of completely new and unique energy, utterly itself, innocent, alive in the world.
“In the deepest of terms, while each body has a history, each moment in the body’s existence is also new, freshly emerging into the world, innocent and unique.  While there is indeed pain in the world, it is the miraculous principle of pleasure that propels life itself.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session March 20, 1984)

Monday, April 1, 2019

Energy is love

“The universe actively loves itself and all of its parts.  The world loves itself and all of its parts.  It is not true that energy is neutral or indifferent. Energy is active, positive, propelled by what can almost be called an instantaneous pleasure with itself and its characteristics.
“Despite all concepts to the contrary, energy is indeed at its basis, love. It is also composed of highly charged consciousness that operates almost in a leapfrog fashion, with great bursts of exuberance and vitality.  The great – the greatest creative force – that force that is the origin for all physical life – did not suddenly appear once in some distant past, sparking the birth of your reality, endowing it with an energy that could only then run down, or dissipate.  Instead, ever-new virgin energy, so to speak, is created constantly, and appears at every conceivable point within your universal system.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session March 20, 1984)