Perception is generated by state of being. You cannot perceive what you are not the state of being of. A staunch pessimist literally cannot perceive how any given situation can be positive. They are blind to positivity.
State of being not only affects outward perception, but also inward perception. A person who’s state of being is one of despondency will not be able to perceive positive inspiration originating from within in order to move out of despondency. The voices in their head will only reinforce their despondency because that is all they can perceive during their current state. The positive inspiration is always sent to them, but they must make the change of state for them to perceive it and use it.
Similarly, a person can only perceive lack if their state of being is one of lack. To perceive abundance they must change their state of being so that they may perceive the abundance that is already around them. There is always an abundance of something positive and supportive, otherwise the person wouldn’t exist in the first place. It is just that they have been blind to the abundance around them due to their state of lack. Our society is a perfect example of this selective perception. We are surrounded by more symbols of abundance than ever before and yet we are more in debt and feel an ever increasing amount of lack. Our experience is one of lack even though we are surrounded by abundance. A change in state is all that is needed so that we may perceive the abundance around us and also so that we may produce more abundance through the inspirations that come to us from our state of abundance. An economy built from a perspective of lack and scarcity will only generate more perception of lack and scarcity.
The change happening in our world is fundamentally a change in state of being. We are opening our eyes to the wonders around us that we have taken for granted for so long. We won’t be perceiving anything new per se. We will instead be perceiving what was already there, but we were too blind to see from our current state. From our changed state of being we will be inspired to search for and find alternate solutions for living harmoniously on our planet. Some of these solutions are so far out of our realm of possibility right now, again due to our perception. However, when we do uncover them we will wonder how we could have not seen them for so long.
I am beginning to understand that existence is full of every possible experience possible, but that we will only perceive what our state of being allows us to perceive. So we get to choose what portions of All-That-Is we want to perceive and that is how we create the experience called life. We create the experience of experience by focusing on portions of All-That-Is in a certain way.
As I said in my previous post, to be a true realist we must understand that all possible experiences exist, both positive and negative. We do not deny negative experiences anymore than we deny positive ones. Then it is a matter of choosing which types of experiences we wish to perceive. Being realistic means we understand that reality is filled with every possibility. However, this means being realistic is highly impractical since we wouldn’t choose to perceive any one experience over another. Once we understand what realistic means, we must then make a choice to be positively oriented or negatively oriented and then choose what portion of reality we wish to perceive. We will come to the understanding that it is only our definitions which make it seem as if it is more realistic to focus on the negative aspects of reality rather than the positive.
Being told by others to be realistic has been one of the biggest buzzkills for me personally. Or I should rather say allowing myself to be swayed into being realistic has been one of the biggest buzzkills for me. The word “realistic” is usually thrown about as a way of getting us back down to earth and away from our heady dreams and aspirations. To be realistic means for us to stare at the tangible facts of reality and base our aspirations on them rather than on our intangible dreams. In essence, it is a way of dulling the optimism that comes with dreaming or hoping or just being happy about the future. It usually implies anticipating and protecting ourselves against pain and struggle in the march on the path towards our dreams. Yesterday I had an epiphany though, that to be truly realistic, that is to base our perspectives, goals and dreams on the facts of reality, is actually akin to being optimistic. I intend to show you, my dear reader, that you have every reason to smile today and look forward to tomorrow with joy in your hearts.
Now, let’s talk about the people we get our picture of reality from: the realists. Realists are always harping on about the cold hard facts of reality. Their bible is a conglomeration of statistics about how the world is. However, as I will prove by the end of this post, their views and the statistics they use to provide their views with credibility are actually highly pessimistic and negative in nature. To be realistic in the way we have thought of being realistic, is actually to be highly pessimistic and negatively oriented. It is to stare at the most negative aspects of our lives, in the past and the present, and constantly use them to dictate our behaviour and our aspirations. The true definition of realism has gradually been replaced with the definition of pessimism.
Until today, we took the realists at their word about how the world works and the dangers they said we should protect ourselves against. We went to school, got the secure job, got insurance for everything that may go wrong, took our preventative medication and saved our money for a rainy day in the future. We all assumed that the rainy day would come, that our bodies would become sick if we didn’t give them drugs to protect them from the harsh, germ-filled environment. We assumed that inevitably somebody would crash into our cars someday and that people are out to rob us of our belongings. We listened to the realists on the news and in the government who constantly painted what we thought of as the realistic picture of our world. We grew more and more scared and fewer and fewer of us strayed from the safe path we were told to stay on, for our own sake, of course.
From this day forward that realistic view is dead, to me at least. The evidence in the true, whole picture of reality is overwhelmingly in support of optimism and joy. Where do I begin? Here are some facts about the reality of life that point this reason for optimism out:
- When travelling, there are more people who reach their destination safely and without incidence everyday than there are who get injured or die on their journey. It doesn’t matter if they are travelling by plane, boat, car, motorcycle, or any other mode of transportation. On an individual level, there are more days where you travel without incidence than there are where you travel with incidence, and this is true for almost everyone on the planet. Good luck hearing that from the travel and auto insurance industries.
- Everyday there are less people who experience an act of violence against them than there are who experience no violence at all. This means there are less people who experience a robbery, murder, rape or any other abuse than those who don’t. On an individual basis, there are more days where you didn’t experience violence than where you did. Good luck hearing that from the Police board.
- Everyday there are more people who are healthy than there are sick. If this wasn’t true the world would come to a grinding halt as the majority of people would need to be treated for their sickness. This means there are less people who have Cancer than there are who do. There are less people with AIDS than there are who do. On an individual basis, there are more days where you were healthy than where you weren’t. This is true for the vast majority of us. Good luck hearing that from the medical field.
- Everyday there are more people who experience some form of abundance than there are who experience lack of abundance. This one is tricky to see, but the truth is if most people experienced lack in the way we think they do, our population would not be booming. There are more people that must have access to food, water and shelter than there are who don’t.
- There are more days where natural disasters don’t happen than there are where they do. Once again, this is blatantly obvious. If they happened all the time our civilization would not be as developed as it is. The world is more likely to harbour life than it is to destroy life. This was true when humans weren’t on the planet and it’s true today.
- There is a larger portion of nature that is thriving than there is that is dying. If this wasn’t true we simply wouldn’t be here because we wouldn’t be supported on this planet any longer.
- On an individual basis, there are more people we meet who are friendly and caring than there are who are mean and hurtful. I think most of us would become hermits and isolate ourselves from the world if everyone was mean the way so many of us make them out to be. Society is held together by the kindness and co-operation of others.
- For all the parents out there: there are more teenagers who come back home safely at night than there are who don’t. There are also more kids who experiment with drugs who don’t destroy their lives than there are who do.
- To sum up these points I will simply say there are more times where things go right than there are where things go wrong. Once again, this is blatantly obvious. The fact we are living on this planet, the fact we are developing as a society, the fact that our bodies continue to operate pretty much flawlessly are all facts that provide evidence for things working out. If you’re reading this right now, more things are going right than there are going wrong. The fact is there are more moments in more people’s lives where things go right than there are where things go wrong.
Now, I know you may be thinking that there are things that go wrong and that I’m being overly optimistic in my views of the world. I’m not denying that there are negative occurrences in our world. However, I am saying that because we are so focused as a society on the relatively few things that are wrong we are blind to the vast evidence of things that are right. I believe we should be upholding and promoting what goes right more than what goes wrong, simply because it is easier to help the portions of society where the people experience more wrong than right when we are in a positive state rather than in a negative state. To put it another way, you cannot make yourself sick enough to help a sick person or poor enough to help a poor person. We must focus on what’s right so that we can help others see what’s right and how to make things right. We must find out why things go right rather than why things go wrong. We must study why healthy people remain healthy rather than why sick people get sick. We must focus on what we want rather than what we don’t want. To use an example, is it any wonder that doctors are some of the most sick people on the planet? They make themselves sick by focusing on sickness all day, everyday rather than focusing on health.
On a reality creation basis, knowing that state of being creates experience, isn’t it important to focus on what’s right so that our state of being creates more of what is right? To put it another way, we cannot perceive what we are not the state of being of. We have been completely blind to the wonders and joys around us because we have been so focused on the miseries.
So, in summation of all this, I say be realistic. I’m not taking that away from anyone. However, be truly realistic and see the greater evidence of the beauty of the reality around us. See the positive aspects of our lives; there are so many of them if we choose to look at them. There are so many more reasons to feel good than there are to feel bad. Be optimistic because the stats support that optimism. Reality supports that optimism. It just depends on how realistic we want to be.
I feel angry today.
Why do I feel angry? I feel angry at myself and at society in general for falling under the illusion of powerlessness. I get this feeling that nobody wants to take a stand and live their lives the way they truly want to. Everywhere I look I see people doing things that I know they don’t really want to do. I see a ton of people stuck in traffic on their way home from another day at a job they hate. I can see the lifeless look on their faces behind the wheel and I sense a feeling of despair and hopelessness behind their glazed eyes.
I see people with no passion in their lives. I see them driving cars they don’t really like. Econo-boxes and generic SUV’s in endless shades of grey and black, as far as the eye can see. I see people with their spouses and kids, going through the motions when they buy groceries, weighing in their minds whether they can afford to buy the stuff they like or whether they should settle for something “good enough”. I hear them responding, “nothing much” when I ask if anything new and exciting is happening in their lives. I see them and I realize that zombies do exist. We live amongst them everyday and they have infected the rest of us with their blandness. I can see the zombies infecting the hopeful children, squashing playful hopes and dreams, conforming their young minds to be “realistic” just like the rest of them.
I see people afraid of their urges for freedom. I see them bottling up their souls, sucking any signs of enthusiasm from their faces. I see them desperately trying to control others so that they can feel secure and safe, even if it’s just for a fleeting moment. I see them hiding behind insurance, airbags, and secure jobs so that they can numb the fear that builds up within them and envelops them when they turn on the news. I see them mindlessly giving over their power to authorities in exchange for security. I see people then crave to express the power they gave away, lashing out in acts of violent surrender because they have forgotten what true power is. I see meekness and conformity encouraged and aggressiveness and boldness frowned upon.
The weird thing is, the more people outlaw aggressive action, the more they crave it in violent forms through their entertainment. Have you ever noticed how people glorify and romanticize criminals in movies and TV shows but lock them up in real life? Have you noticed how contact sports with extreme acts of violence are watched enthusiastically? The reason for this is so obvious yet nobody wants to really look at what attracts people to this type of entertainment.
I am angry because I feel powerless in front of people’s powerlessness. I have fallen under their spell, but I’m writing this to remind myself and whoever else wants to listen to break free and to stop being afraid. I want to feel like the powerful creator I am. I want to enjoy life fully by accepting my responsibility in creating my experiences. I don’t want to be a victim of life, cutting myself off and protecting myself more and more until I suffocate under all the armour. I want to open myself up to life in vulnerability and strength, smiling and feeling the joy of truly being alive.
Want to figure out why life is working out for you the way it is? The answer lies within. Dive within yourself and find out your ideas about yourself and about life. Here are some questions to get you started on your journey:
- What am I/Who am I? The nature of what it means to be a human being is a foundational question we all answer in one way or another. Don’t be deterred by others’ answers or lack of answers here. Simply choose an idea that feels right to you. Essentially you want to be able to think of the nature of humanity and the nature of yourself and have a positive emotional reaction when you do. You want to be able to love yourself and others unconditionally.
- What is life all about? Once again, don’t get deterred by others’ lack of answers. Many of us don’t bother looking at these foundational questions because we may believe that our answers are just made up. But guess what? Everyone’s answer is made up! The answers they come up with may be based on parts and pieces of evidence they see, but they do not have the whole picture and they certainly don’t have the right to make your answer unless you let them. Make up your own answer and once again choose one that feels good to you. Having an idea that you are a victim of life, for example, works against you.
- What is my own purpose? Once again, choose a purpose you prefer. If you don’t choose your own purpose you will allow someone else to choose it for you. That is a recipe for misery. When you cut all the bullshit and get down to the core of this question you will see that your purpose is really just to be you. It’s up to you what you want to be.
- What is the nature of the Universe? This one may be connected to question number 2. What is your relationship with the Universe? Is the Universe benevolent or malevolent? Is it supportive or destructive?
The rest of your ideas will most likely stem from these core ideas. The ones that don’t work for you will naturally fall away once you change these core ones. The important thing is to start the dialogue with yourself on a conscious basis because right now you are having it on an unconscious basis. This is why you may not know why life is working the way it is. Happy journeying, psychonaut!
If you are a perfect fit in the universe (and, as I stated in my previous post, I believe you do fit) then that means anytime you make a change within yourself, essentially creating a new “you” by doing so, you must also change the entire Universe in such a way that it supports the “you” you have now become.
This is how incredible it is to have the power that comes with the miracle of having the type of conscious mind we have as human beings. We have the ability to change beliefs, thoughts and by association, our personality. Think about how amazing that is for a second; we each have the miraculous power to actually become a new person by changing the contents within our conscious mind. This isn’t some seldom used superpower hidden away deep within with the rest of our potentials either. We actually use this power all the time. To illustrate, think of when you met a person you hadn’t seen for a while and they exclaimed how much you’ve changed since you last met. They were picking up on the fact that you really were not the same personality you were when you last met that person. Your appearance may have been similar, but the contents within your conscious mind had changed. You probably liked different things than you did before. Some major external change probably had occurred to mirror your internal change. You may have changed workplaces or started a relationship with someone new, for example. You really were a new “you”.
So because we have the power to become new people, this must mean that we have a corresponding power to change the actual Universe in such a way that it supports the new people we have become. If this wasn’t the case and the Universe stayed the same regardless of our change, that would mean that we would not be able to change who we are for fear of falling out of our place in the Universe. It would mean that we must keep ourselves the same and so this negates my whole argument about us fitting into the Universe as we are. If we fit as we are and the ability to change personalities is inherent within us, then that must mean that we fit regardless of how much we change our personality. We are the choosers of our personalities, they are a sort of mask we wear so that we may play a role. The Universe changes based on the role we decide we’re playing. Once again, as I said in my previous post, if we do not fit in the Universe then that would mean that nothing fits and everything is just random and extraneous, which is just completely illogical to my mind at least.
Now, a changing Universe is not a completely alien concept in that it already fits in to the Multiverse theory, which states that instead of one fixed Universe there are an infinite number of parallel universes, each slightly different than the next. It is my belief that we actually shift through the Multiverse, from one Universe to the next, by changing the personality that we are. The larger the change in personality, the larger the shift in Universes. I also believe that each change is also a total change, so even a small change in personality is actually a totally new personality with a totally new Universe as well.
Now, I know some of you readers may be thinking that it doesn’t seem like everyone fits in this Universe we think we all live in. I won’t deny that there are starving people and a lot of suffering to suggest a misfit between them and the Universe. However, if we take a look at the contents of the suffering people’s conscious minds we would see a perspective that allows them to believe they are extraneous to the Universe. They are being a version of themselves that creates a Universe that seems to not support them. The Universe is paradoxically supporting them fully in their belief of not being supported. Or I should rather say that they have shifted to a version of the Universe in which it seems like the Universe is not supporting them.
I know some of this logic may not make sense to some or most of you, but it makes perfect sense to me. To simplify and recap: we are infinite creators constantly and effortlessly creating new personalities throughout our lives. We do this by choosing our beliefs, thoughts, emotions and resulting perspective. The personality we create comes with its own Universe in which it resides. A positive personality that knows it belongs in its Universe will reside in a Universe full of abundance, joy and total support. On the flip side a negative personality that thinks it doesn’t belong will reside in a Universe filled with lack, suffering and the illusion of no support. I say the illusion of no support because if we really weren’t supported we wouldn’t even be able to exist at all. Existence itself is a proof of support. To put all of this into one sentence, each personality resides in its own Universe. I guess Gandhi was onto something when he said “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Does anybody else find it weird that Science implies through its findings that life on Earth is some sort of extraneous random occurrence or that the Universe itself is extraneous and pointless? That’s also what Science would have us believe about each of us. We are all to believe that we are extraneous, pointless creatures who’s sole purpose is to fit in and be strong in order to survive and pass on our genes to the next generation.
The result of this thinking is that we now have so many people trying to fit in to the world because they believe themselves to be extraneous. They believe now that their natural self, that is the self that they uniquely are with their unique perspective does not fit and is extra. They believe they are to conform to the world. Taken further, the next logical step in this line of thinking is that since the natural self is extraneous, this must mean that it is also worthless. So because of this line of thinking these people go through life trying to find meaning, trying to make a difference so that they can find themselves to be valuable. Many go out of their way to help others, many also get married and have children so that they may feel that they made a difference to somebody’s life. The world may not care about their existence, the thinking goes, but at least these people they helped or their spouse or children will care to think about them after they’re gone, giving them some sort of value.
Now, I’m not saying that people shouldn’t help others or that they shouldn’t get married and have children. I’m just saying that people should realize that they are not extraneous, that they belong in the world as their natural self, that they do not need to do anything special in order to fit in and make a difference in the world. They should understand that they will never have more of an impact on the world than they already have just by their mere existence. Then, coming from this perspective of self-valuation, all actions will be based on enjoyment rather than on finding self-validation. Getting married and having children would simply be acts of enjoyment rather than sources of validation. Nobody would go out of their way and take on a great deal of responsibility in order to help another; they would realize that they’re helping in their own way automatically by being their natural selves.
So the point of all this is to stop viewing ourselves as extraneous. We must stop trying to fit into the Universe. We belong as we are. Anybody saying otherwise doesn’t know what they’re saying. If what they’re saying is true and we don’t fit as we are, then nothing fits. If we are extraneous and pointless then the whole Universe is extraneous and its existence is also pointless. The proof that you and I belong is that we are already here. WE are already here. Not someone else, not some person we are supposed to be. WE are here as we are because we belong as we are. Our existence is not dependent on being some perfect version of ourselves that God or society wants us to be. Our existence is a gift given freely to do with what we please. We exist to be ourselves. It is as simple as that. Accept that fact and accept yourself completely. Be yourself fully and experience the magic of seeing how you fit into the grand scheme of things in life. It doesn’t mean you cannot change. You will always keep changing, but within each change you will still be yourself, you will just be a different representation of yourself.
If we live our lives as our natural selves, taking for granted that we belong, I believe we will see the evidence of how our existence automatically compliments others’ existence and how everyone fits into a sort of integrated, supportive tapestry that benefits all. Remember, a cohesive society is not built on conformity of all its individuals to a certain ideal, but rather is built of a network of strong individuals being themselves and automatically helping others be themselves.
It has been kind of weird to think of nature as “happy”, but I think it’s getting a bit less weird. Watching the animals or plants in nature, I can’t help but think about how happy they are. Previously when I was in my despondent state I was blind to this perspective of nature. I just couldn’t and didn’t even think of seeing nature as happy. But now I look at nature and I think that most of it is happiness literally manifested into physicality. I look at a bright, beautiful flower and I imagine how happy it must be just being itself. Flowers don’t doubt or fear because they’re too busy being a flower to do that. All of nature is like this. Nature doesn’t doubt for a second that all of its needs will be fulfilled. Take a look around at the natural world and that certainty is manifested everywhere. The plain fact is that fulfillment and well-being are natural. It is failure and suffering that is the exception to the rule.
For some reason I’ve also been thinking of dogs and why so many of us keep them around us as pets. They’re not usually needed for any service they used to provide in the past, but we keep them around nonetheless. I know it’s because they’re so damn happy. They’re just full of positive energy and we want that around us. I don’t have a dog so I’m not sure about this, but there must be nothing like coming home to a happy, boisterous dog after an awful day at work.
On another note, I think the fact that most of us usually get our contact with nature through some TV show actually blinds us even more to the well-being around us. The shows constantly play up the drama because well, they’re TV shows. They play up the sense of conflict, of struggle and strife when I believe that well-being, joy and ease is much more common. It’s just that nobody wants to see a herd of gazelle grazing for an hour without being hunted by a pride of hungry lions. Sure, in nature once in a while a gazelle gets taken out, but even then this means well-being is transferred to the predator and on the whole there is still a thriving herd of happy gazelle who wouldn’t want to trade places with anything else in the Universe. They are content being gazelles. They do not look to the lions with envy or even hatred. They do not deplore the fact that at any moment they can be eaten. They live happy lives, thriving and even giving birth to the next generation, following their deep biological certainty that they will continue thriving as a whole. That’s another difference between nature’s consciousness and our own: nature doesn’t need to hoard resources due to its own insecurities. It automatically assumes and constantly realizes that well-being flows to it constantly and effortlessly. Humankind, on the other hand, constantly doubts this fact. Therefore we hoard, compete, dominate and destroy. Our behaviour is the complete antithesis to the grace that nature constantly portrays.
I do realize that there is a difference between the mind of nature and the mind of humans. We have a self-conscious mind and so we can choose to doubt ourselves, whereas nature is driven by instinct and cannot doubt itself. We also have a much more rich experience in that what we desire for fulfillment is more intricate than what nature desires for fulfillment. We want the technology, cars, clothes, and so on while nature wants sunshine, rain and abundant food. I’m not saying, like many people do, that it’s wrong for us to want what we do. To deny our desires is lying to ourselves and I believe there is no bigger crime. However, we may want to start acting like nature and feel like we are a part of the planet rather than some alien life form. We can begin to act with grace, acknowledging that we can have what we desire while at the same time not harming anybody else. There is no need to hoard, destroy or dominate. We can co-exist with our world without giving up our desires. We just have to be smart about how we go about living our lives. It takes a giant change in consciousness to come to this perspective from our current ways, but we’ll have to make that change sooner or later. We just can’t keep acting the way we do and keep destroying our world and ourselves. Of this I am completely sure.
We are nothing more than the idea we hold about ourselves. Life is nothing more than the ideas we hold about it.” —
Our world is currently going through what may be the most significant transformation in its history. This transformation will leave no stone unturned; it will affect every aspect of our lives. Simply put, this transformation is the mirror result of humanity’s waking up into the realization of our divinity. It is the result of a literal re-imagining of what it means to be human and what it means to be alive and to exist.
As I’ve said in this blog many times in past posts, our current understanding of what it means to be human generally revolves around either the scientific or religious point of view. If you take a look back at some of my earlier posts you may be able to see the similarities between these two spheres and how they have helped create life as we currently experience it.
Those views are old news. I believe humanity is in the process of finishing up with those ideas and is moving on. Science, religion and even the majority of the population don’t know this yet. They will most likely wake up to this realization sometime down the line, although it may be somewhat of a rude awakening since they are so fixated on physical evidence. They will force themselves to come to the realization of the transformation by attempting to figure out why everything they hold so dear is failing. For the rest of us who understand the nature of reality, who understand that it is one giant multi-dimensional mirror, we can and will correlate the changes around us with the changes going on within our consciousness. Because of this understanding our voices will be ones of rejoice even though it may seem as if the entire world is crumbling all around us.
So, what is this transformation doing? Well, for one, it is bringing all the old ideas out into reality so that we can take a clear look at how these old ideas manifest and translate into our physical reality experience. Essentially we will see how a consciousness based on old ideas of lack of self-worth, lack of abundance, lack of integrity with each other and our environment and other ideas such as these, create a world portraying much suffering and strife. We are giving ourselves an opportunity to see firsthand what we have created so that we may choose to change our attitudes within our consciousness and create a correlated change within our external world. We are seeing the signs of this everywhere. We are seeing how a governmental structure created from states of fear and disempowerment actually perpetuates those states. We are seeing how an economic system created from a state of lack perpetuates that state as well. We are seeing an entire world system based on lack of integrity creates pain and suffering for most, if not all. We are seeing how a state of not belonging and lack of integrity between us and the natural world creates a world which seems to punish us through natural disasters. This type of activity will continue for a little while longer while we change our attitudes regarding these ideas. Many ideas of negativity are playing out in an unbelievable number of avenues around the world and even though it may seem as if this negativity will envelop us all and destroy us, there is great work going on within our consciousness that we will then experience the manifestations of in the near future.
At the same time as all of this turmoil, we are growing more curious about ourselves. We are asking ourselves some pretty important questions regarding ourselves, regarding life and our place in the universe. Many of us are being attracted to topics on the nature of reality, the nature of ourselves and the existence of other life forms in the universe- yes, I’m talking about aliens- among other types of information revolving around these subjects. This is all part of the process of educating ourselves and creating the new identity of humanity.
What’s on the other side of the transformation? I don’t really know in terms of specifics. I do know that the old systems based on lack of integrity will be replaced by new systems based on integrity. I know we will be kinder to one another, to our planet, and most importantly, to ourselves. I know we will be happier because we will have released much of the negativity within our consciousness. Other than that I don’t know and I’m not sure I want to know. It’s going to be quite a ride, one filled with many surprises, and I’m very excited to be a part of it.
“Now, when our Lady of Florence realizes that her joyful self is a most responsible self, then she will realize that when she is being joyous, she is helping others; and when she is not being joyous, she is not helping others,” Seth said. “I make, indeed, this statement of great heresy, my delightful Lady. When you are having fun, you are helping others. When you are not having fun, and telling yourself that you are helping others, you are not helping them or yourself!
“So when you think in term of responsiblity, and when you make a division in your mind between responsiblity and joyful fulfillment, then you are denying yourself and the world much pleasure, and hiding, my dear Lady of Florence, from yourself and the world the great, joyful symphony that is yourself!”
“When you are fulfilling the joyful nature of your being, you are helping yourself, and you are helping others. When you help others because you think you must, but it goes against the grain, then they know it, and you inflict upon them the obligation that you have no right to inflict; and then you say, ‘Be nice to me because I am helping you- you have a responsibility’…”
…”When you follow your own nature, you automatically and naturally feel for the needs of others,” he said to her.”When you are joyful and free, and when you are having fun, you automatically feel…your one-ness with all other creatures of the universe, and you know your place in All-That-Is. And when you are yourself, others look upon you
with awe and joy and understanding, and you look the same upon them. And you help every other creature that shares with you the framework of this Earth…
“When you recognize the joy of your own being, you give joy to others. All I ask from you- and no one has asked more, or less- is that you acknowledge the joyful right of your being to existence, and follow its great joyous nature, and THAT is fulfilling any responsibility that any god or self could put upon you!”
…”When responsibility means doing what you do not want to do because you think that you should do it, then responsibility is not fun. Neither is it true responsibility, because you are not responding as an
alive individual being. You are, instead, blindly following. You are not giving when you think that you are giving because you must be responsible, when you do not want to be.
“You do not help anyone when you help them but do not want to, in your terms…When you say ‘I love you,’ because you think you have a responsibility to say, ‘I love you,’ when you do not feel the emotion behind the words, then you are a liar, and the other person knows it.”
Now, what would happen, if, in the middle of a bright sunny afternoon, our flower began to think, and it said, “What am I doing that the sun should shine down upon me? I am a poor worthless little flower. The great world goes beyond me and I do nothing. Hardly anyone notices me and I am very lonely. How is it that this great sun should shine down upon me?
And so, the flower, following it’s own thoughts, now begins to droop, and it wiggles its little stem over, til it hangs it’s head beneath a giant oak tree, where the sun cannot fall upon it in the shade. And, say our little flower begins to reason further and says, “If the sun fell upon me, what would I have to do to deserve this great benediction? I must think of things to do to rationalize my existence.”
And as it thinks, it grows gloomier and darker, and huddles up against the great tree, so that the sun cannot reach it.
Now, any flower has better sense than that, and so should you. Abundance is all around you. It is the sun. It is the rain. Those things are natural and good. Wealth, in whatever terms you happen to translate it, is also a part of your natural world, and so for you to feel free, and to accept one portion of nature and not the other is not a good belief.
You ARE. Your being IS. You are a portion of All That Is. Therefore, you have right to abundance as the flower has to the sun. In human terms there are many kinds of abundance, and they are all yours. You must realize that you do not have to rationalize your existence. Because you ARE. You have a right to the abundance of nature in whatever way it is transformed or translated for you.
You have to realize that your experience begins from within. Your joyful thoughts bring joy, your abundance thoughts bring abundance, and your thoughts of limitation bring limitation.
When you are basking in your own being, and glowing in your Sun, then you are enjoying abundance - your own abundance. There is in the universe unlimited energy and joy and abundance that belongs to you.” —Seth through Jane Roberts
The source of its power is so great that its imaginings become worlds, but it is endowed with a creativity of such splendor that it seeks the finest fulfillment, for even the smallest of its thoughts and all of its potentials are directed with a good intent that is literally beyond all imagining.
That good intent is apparent within your world. It is obvious in the cooperative ventures that unite say, the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms, the relationship of bee to flower.
And your beliefs to the contrary, you have closed your minds to man’s cooperative nature, to his innate desire for fellowship, his natural bent for taking care of others, and for altruistic behavior.” —Seth through Jane Roberts
Don’t worry. I got your back.
Your Inner Self” —