State of Being, Perception and More on Being Realistic
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.
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.
“If we do not consciously choose the ideas we hold within our minds and make them our own ideas, we leave ourselves open to accepting ideas from others with no discernment. We end up living others’ lives rather than our own. This is the plight of many people around the world. They’re running around with others’ ideas in their minds, doing things the others tell them to do, and they’re all the more miserable because of it. They essentially become prisoners, entrapped within these ideas. At some point they’ll realize that they were holding the key to their freedom all along. They will learn to never give the power to choose their ideas away to another.”—
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.”
“You are a flower, a very lovely flower. The sun is bright and warm
and glowing and you are blooming. Because you are a flower, you
exist in the natural world of abundance and glory. And the sun glows
upon you and you open your petals.
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
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
“In a manner of speaking, your universe and all
others spring from a dimension that is the creative source for all
realities - a basic dream universe so to speak, a Divine
psychological bed where subjective being is sparked, illuminated,
stimulated pierced by its own infinite desire for creativity.
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
“I feel sorry for anyone who feels that they must take such a huge responsibility upon their poor shoulders. Your responsibility, in your terms, lies in recognizing the joy of your being, and expressing its many aspects. When you express your being, you automatically fulfill your responsibilities. When you think of responsibilities in those terms, however, you think of taking something alien upon yourself and holding it up and bearing the weight. And then you think of being serious and long-faced and dignified and adult and saintly and of making sure that you fulfill yourself. But when you let yourself go, you automatically fulfill yourself.
If you will forgive the same analogy, for I use it often, can you imagine a flower in the garden in the morning saying, “I must fulfill my responsibilities; therefore, my leaves must go out so-so [gesturing], and my head must be up and pert, and I must smile at the sun.”
And so all the time while our poor deluded flower is trying to bear the weight of its responsibility, its head grows heavy, and its mouth drops lower, because it must be so certain that it does the right thing.
But when our flower forgets, and remembers that it is a flower, then it is. And in its being, it fulfills its flowerhood and, therefore, in those terms, its responsibilities.
And another favorite analogy of mine, the smallest cell in your little toe fulfills its responsibility, and is an excellent cell in your toe-without being serious about it, and without wondering what its responsibilities are to, say, your finger or your ear. It rejoices in its own being.
Your inner self is not trying to remind you of seriousness. It smiles, as you are smiling now, and if you must compare it to anything, then after our friend’s visit, imagine it as a seagull quite happy with its flying, and, in your terms, if it is serious about its flying, it is only because flying is such a part of its being, and not superimposed by an ego that says, “I must fulfill my responsibilities.”
Now, if I were a seagull, even a wise old seagull, I would fly around your head until you were dizzy, and until you laughed like a child playing Ring Around the Rosy. That is what I want to say to you [Rick] and to you [a student].
Trust yourselves, and do not treat yourselves with a heavy hand; and do not over-criticize yourself, or step apart from yourself so you can examine yourself better. You are the self who examines and the self who is examined, and they are together and not apart, and let them be friendly with one another.”
How much of our life is known to us? In other words, how much are we conscious of in each moment? Mainly we are conscious of our external surroundings as well as our thoughts and feelings and not much else. Obviously then, there is much of life that we are unconscious of. We tend to think of these unconscious portions as the automatic portions of our life. Breathing, the beating of our heart, the interaction of the cells within our bodies and the interactions between atoms and molecules within our environment are a few examples that come to mind.
Now, looking at each of our lives, we can see that the unconscious portions of our lives do not affect each of us in the exact same way. For example, some of us will suddenly find our heart malfunctioning or find our cells being attacked by a virus. Up until now, we have believed that it is primarily our physical actions that tend to be the cause of this malfunction. So, we would believe that a history of eating fat ridden foods could be behind the malfunctioning heart and we would believe that a general lack of a quality health regimen, including exercise, could be behind the reduced immune system that allows the invading virus. But there is an issue with this idea. What about the person who does all the correct physical action, taking great care of their body, eating all the “right” foods and yet still ends up getting cancer?
It is this unpredictability that causes much stress in our lives. We start to doubt our health, getting annual screenings and immunization in order to ease our fears. We also apply this doubt to the external circumstances of our life, which means protecting ourselves with such things as life, car or other types of insurance among other things. However, if we take a closer look, we can see that we do not need to doubt or fear the unconscious portions of life. In fact, we are the directors of these unconscious portions. How is that so? Mainly it is through our beliefs and definitions.
Since the unconscious portions are unknown to us, they require belief. Anything unknown by definition requires some sort of belief about it. Otherwise it would be known and would instead be a knowing. It is our belief that drives and organizes the unconscious portions of life. Quantum physics and the double-slit experiment help to prove my idea. So for example, if we believe that our bodies are imperfect and are prone to disease, guess what? We’ll probably get sick. Changing this belief will alter the way our body works and can allow it to be healthy.
Obviously this is a very brief look into the world of beliefs, but I don’t want to really write a book about all the different beliefs we carry. Besides, there are other books for that and I have posted other stuff about beliefs in the blog. What I will say is that our beliefs can be very complicated and ingrained, sometimes causing us to not even realize that they are beliefs. Some beliefs are what are called core beliefs, which tend to be about who we are and our relationship to life. From these beliefs extend many other beliefs, creating a complex interconnected belief network. This network then gives rise to our entire life experience. We are the creators of our experience through our beliefs!
The physical reality we perceive around us is really what has occurred in the past. It is what has happened. The act of perception and the emotional and physical reaction to our physical reality is actually what is happening. It is the only action taking place. What will happen in the next experience in our lives is based on what is happening now, so it is really based on the resulting state of being rising from our perception and reactions.
This in essence means that our state of being is the sole determining factor on what sort of experience our future holds for us. The physical circumstance has nothing to do with it. It is what has happened already.
This observation has the power to release us from the bonds of limitation from the physical circumstance. It allows us to see that we are totally and utterly free to choose what we wish to experience next in our life. So much of our energy is spent on trying to change the physical reality around us, with little success. This sort of attention actually only strengthens the circumstance we wish to change. Instead, we can now see that we are free, that we can learn how we created the circumstance around us and change ourselves in response so that we can experience something new. We can then trust that the new experience will generate because we will not be attached to the old circumstance. Many times we wish to change our lives but we believe we cannot due to the physical circumstance around us. Not anymore.
The inner ego is a portion of the self, for example — is the portion of your self — that is aware of your reincarnational activities. It is the part of you that exists outside of time, yet simultaneously lives in time.
You form your own reality.
The ego that you are aware of obviously could not form your body for you, however, or grow your bones. It knows how to assess the conditions of the world. It makes deductions. Your reasoning is highly important, yet alone it cannot pump your blood or tell your eyes how to see.
The inner ego does the actual work that brings about the events you have decided upon.
In very simple terms, if you want to pick up a book, and then do so, you experience that event consciously, though you are quite unaware of all the inner events that occurred to bring the motion about. The inner ego directs those activities.
If you want to change your job, and hold that desire, a new job will come into your experience in precisely the same fashion, in that the inner events will be arranged by the inner ego. A body event involves the working of numerous muscles and joints and so forth.
An event involving a job change concerns motion on the part of all of the inner egos involved. Obviously, then, a mass physical event implies an inner system of communications of proportions that would put your technological communications to shame.
When you experience a desire in your life, do you feel excited or despairing? Do you believe you are capable of fulfilling your desires or are they hopeless pipe dreams? The way you feel when you come to think of your desires is directly responsible for your experience of those desires. A feeling of genuine excitement automatically brings those desires closer to fulfillment. You feel excited because you are concentrating on the ease with which the desire can come to fulfillment, even though you may not know the exact method through which it will be fulfilled. You are surrendering to your infinite internal being, realizing that it has the capability to bring you all that you desire, if you allow it and if you trust it.
On the other hand, a genuine feeling of despair automatically keeps those desires in the dream realm. You feel despair because you are concentrating on all the things in the way between you and your desire. Concentrating on these blocks only strengthens them and causes you to relinquish your feeling of desire. You then go through life living “realistically” because you have felt the stung of not fulfilling your desires. You live in denial and pretend that you are happy with what you have because you can’t bear to dream big and come up short again. Despair comes from a distrust of your infinite internal being and a belief in both of your limitations.
Ideally, you want to feel the excitement of feeling a new desire, imagine how you would feel with that desire fulfilled and then let go and allow your inner being to bring it to you in perfect timing. You wouldn’t sit around thinking of how to make your desire come true. This only creates more focus on the restrictions between you and the desire. After letting go to the inner being, you then take action on whatever opportunity excites you most with no expectation. You really get out of your inner being’s way and allow it to do its thing.
For some people this is hard to do. It is much easier to concentrate on reality and the impediments within it. Trusting the inner being or even knowing that there is an inner being is almost impossible. However, there is a way to learn to trust a bit more. All it takes is a bit of concentration on the miraculous workings of your body. Think about how everything in your body is working perfectly or pretty much perfectly without your conscious knowledge of how it is doing everything. This is how easily your inner being works. It organizes and takes care of all the processes going on within you right now for you to express yourself through your body. It listens to your cells’ desires (yes, cells are conscious) and brings them exactly what they need. Your cells don’t doubt their desires will be fulfilled, but you do. If your cells’ desired went unfulfilled you would not be alive right now. Period. Realizing this can allow you to take for granted that your true desires will always be fulfilled, though you may not know how they will be.
So relax and take a load off your mind. Allow your desires to come to you. Get excited about your desires. Get excited about life. Live it fully while completely trusting your inner being. There is no other reason to live life other than to fulfill desires. This is true for anything and everything, whether we’re talking about an ant or a human being. Desire is the driving engine of life.
“This moment is the most important moment of your life. It is the only moment of your life. Life always was and always will be in this moment. And this one. And this one.
Are you treating this moment as the most important one of your life? Or are you using this important moment to delude yourself into thinking some other fictional moment is more important? Are you thinking of the past or the future? Do you still think they are more important then what is happening right now? That’s impossible. There is only right now so you may as well seize every opportunity to make your life awesome right now. After all, right now is the only time life ever happens. If it’s ever going to be good, it has to be good right now.”—
When you think of certain aspects of your life, how do you feel? The way you feel about something is a true indication of your belief or definition about that thing, which then translates to the effect that thing will create in your life. For example: most people when thinking about money will feel anxious or insecure in some way because they may think “not enough” or “hard to get” automatically whenever the thought of money comes across their mind. The feeling of anxiety is a clue as to how they view money and why their experience of money is the way it is. What needs to be done is to redefine money so that it brings out a positive emotion whenever they think of it, which then creates a positive effect in their life.
So the lesson is to learn to really pay attention to how you feel. Anytime you are feeling anything other than content, happy, excited or any other positive emotion, take a pause and find out what is triggering the negative emotion within you. Identify those negative beliefs and definitions and change them to ones you prefer. Then watch the positive effects you created in your life by doing this.
I know, you may be thinking that your thinking is not going to change the effect of anything at all. Money is money whether you think positive or negatively, you might be saying. Well, when you think like that you are feeling powerless in the face of your reality. There is a negative emotion for you to uncover, which will lead you to a belief about yourself. This particular belief probably goes along the lines of: “I am powerless in the face of my reality. I am a victim of life and I must struggle to make things work. I am merely a human being watching the world as it mercilessly tries to make my life miserable.” Change that belief first, claim your godly power to define and then watch how you can change the effects of things in your life. Hmmmm….could it be that simple?
Most people are blindly running through life without asking themselves some pretty important questions. We are on auto-pilot and stumble along with little awareness. Here are some pretty influential core beliefs we tend to overlook. These are important, as all beliefs are, because they are definitely responsible for creating the experiences of our lives.
Concept of self- Who and What are we? What does it mean to be human?
Concept of environment/reality/life- This is connected to what it means to be human, but deals with our relationship with life itself.
Concept of purpose- Again, connected to concept of self.
Concept of others- This deals with the nature of people, whether they are “good” or “bad”.
This is all I can think of for now, but I will add more in another post if I think of more. What do you think? Can you think of any others?
We created the subconscious mind by shoving things we didn’t want to look at into the corners of our conscious mind. These things could be hurtful memories or perhaps they could be beliefs that we absorbed when we were younger. Essentially the subconscious is really just parts of our conscious mind that we choose not to look at. We then blame this subconscious for many of our emotional issues and life issues in general. We become a victim of the subconscious that we created in the first place! We then go through life wondering why things are working the way they are.
Remember that we create the experiences of our lives through our beliefs and the emotions they generate. So because of these hidden beliefs we go through life experiencing negative emotions without ever knowing why. We become used to the negative emotions and the surprising negative experiences in life. These negative experiences usually show up as accidents or sudden illnesses, all of which are surprising only because we don’t look at the beliefs that generated them. So we go on and on stumbling along through life blindly until we finally can’t take it anymore and then we usually create the BIG experience that shakes us up and forces us to finally take a look inside ourselves. At this point we usually head to the psychiatrist’s office, going through years of therapy, if we are rich enough to afford the privilege to do so. If we aren’t rich enough we usually just suck it up or become depressed and suffer some more.
So what can we do? The answer is to realize that we are powerful enough to illuminate our subconscious and make it conscious. We must realize that nothing is truly hidden unless we want it to be. We must also realize that our conscious mind is extremely powerful. It is responsible for directing the automatic portions of our experience, which includes the process of reality creation and the automatic processes of maintaining our body. In other words, whatever thoughts we think and beliefs we hold within our conscious mind will be automatically translated into creating the experience in our lives. Therefore the solution for living a life we prefer is to stop creating a subconscious mind and instead create a conscious mind full of beliefs we prefer.
We must take an honest look at our lives and make a determination whether we truly prefer the way they are or not. Then we must illuminate our subconscious to find the beliefs responsible for creating the undesired portions of our lives. Finally we must replace what we find in our subconscious with beliefs we prefer and then allow the translation of our new beliefs into the new experiences in our lives.
We must take responsibility for our experience in life. We are not at the mercy of a subconscious or a foreign external reality. We are fully in control if we choose to realize it. We can be fully conscious beings, utilizing our full power with absolutely no resistance, creating the lives of our dreams. To truly be the powerful gods we are, there really is no other choice.
Seth: There are certain simple steps that can be followed, whenever you find yourself in a difficult situation, whether the condition is one of poor health, a stressful personal involvement with another, a financial dilemma, or whatever.
These steps seem very obvious, and perhaps too easy—but they will bring an immediate sense of ease and peace of mind while your inner reserves are being released and activated.
I have mentioned these steps many times, because they are so vital in clearing the conscious mind, and bringing some sense of relief to the frightened ego.
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.
Refuse to worry. This fits 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.
When your thoughts do touch upon your particular problem in that present moment, imagine the best possible solution to the dilemma. Do not wonder how or why or even 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.
These steps will allow you breathing time, and actually help minimize the pressure of your situation, whatever it is. Then quieted, you will be able to consider other more suitable steps that may more directly address your particular solution.
Seth: In a manner of speaking, you must be a practicing idealist if you are to remain a true idealist for long. You must take small practical steps, often when you would prefer to take giant ones — but you must move in the direction of your ideals through action. Otherwise you will feel disillusioned, or powerless, or sure, again, that only drastic, highly unideal methods will ever bring about the achievement of a given ideal state or situation.
Life at all levels of activity is propelled to seek ideals, whether of a biological or mental nature. That pursuit automatically gives life its zest and natural sense of excitement and drama. Developing your own abilities, whatever they may be, exploring and expanding your experience of selfhood, gives life a sense of purpose, meaning, and creative excitement — and also adds to the understanding and development of the society and the species.
It is not enough to meditate, or to imagine in your mind some desired goal being accomplished, if you are afraid to act upon the very impulses to which your meditations and imaginings give rise. When you do not take any steps toward an ideal position, then your life does lack excitement. You become depressed. You might become an idealist in reverse, so that you find a certain excitement in contemplating the occurrence of natural disasters, such as earthquakes.
You may begin to concentrate your attention on such activities. You may contemplate the end of the world instead, but in either case you are propelled by a sense of personal frustration, and perhaps by some degree of vengeance, seeing in your mind the destruction of a world that fell so far beneath your idealized expectations.
None of the unfortunate situations discussed in this book have any power over you, however, if you understand that events do not exist by themselves. All events and situations exist first within the mind. At the deepest levels of communication no news is secret, whether or not you receive it by way of your technological gadgets.
Your thoughts and beliefs and desires form the events that you view on television. If you want to change your world, you must first change your thoughts, expectations, and beliefs. If every reader of this book changed his or her attitudes, even though not one law was rewritten, tomorrow the world would have changed for the better. The new laws would follow.
Any new law always follows the change in belief. It is not the other way around.
There is no civilization, no system of science, art, or philosophy, that did not originate in the mind. When you give lip service to ideas with which you do not agree, you are betraying your own ideals, harming yourself to some extent, and society as well, insofar as you are denying yourself and society the benefit of your own understanding. Each person is an idealist. I simply want to help you practice your idealism in the acts of your daily life.
Each person alive helps paint the living picture of civilization as it exists at any given time, in your terms. Be your own best artist. Your thoughts, feelings and expectations are like the living brush strokes with which you paint your corner of life’s landscape. If you do your best in your own life, then you are indeed helping to improve the quality of all life. Your thoughts are as real as snowflakes or raindrops or clouds. They mix and merge with the thoughts of others, to form man’s livingscape, providing the vast mental elements from which physical events will be formed.
“If you want to change the world for the better, then you are an idealist. If you want to change the world for the better, but you believe it cannot be changed one whit, then you are a pessimist, and your idealism will only haunt you. If you want to change the world for the better, but you believe that it will grow worse, despite everyone’s efforts, then you are a truly despondent, perhaps a misguided idealist. If you want to change the world for the better, and if you are determined to do so, no matter at what cost to yourself or others, no matter what the risk, and if you believe that those ends justify any means at your disposal, then you are a fanatic.”—Seth through Jane Roberts
“When people are convinced that the self is untrustworthy, for whatever reasons, or that the universe is not safe, then instead of luxuriating in the use of their abilities, exploring the physical and mental environments, they begin to pull in their realities to contract their abilities, to overcontrol their environments. They become frightened people and frightened people do not want freedom, mental or physical. They want shelter, a definite set of rules. They want to be told what is good and bad. They lean toward compulsive behavior patterns. They seek out leaders - political, scientific or religious - who will order their lives for them.”—Seth through Jane Roberts
“You say you want the big house, the nice cars, the gorgeous girl or boy, the fancy clothes and more. What good will all of it be if you’re not happy enough to enjoy them when you do get them? Realize that there are things in your life now that you desired, just the same as you desire all the other things. Realize that if you’re unhappy you didn’t really enjoy those things you got. They are simply wasted. Be happy first and then you will surely enjoy all the things you desire as you get them on your path through life.”—
When is the last time you were truly happy? Like I mean truly, deeply happy. Sadly for me, I think it was when I was a small boy. Back in my childhood I was generally happy with occasional short periods of unhappiness. As life progressed though, I became more and more unhappy until I reached the point where I was generally unhappy with occasional short periods of happiness.
I now know why the happy moments were short and occasional. It’s because I was looking to my reality for things to make me happy and to bring me out of what was a deep general feeling of various types of unhappiness.
My unhappiness wasn’t very strong so I usually didn’t notice it. It was just there in the background, becoming more and more subtle because I had just gotten used to being unhappy. Occasionally I would be severely depressed for a few days at a time, usually with thoughts of suicide rattling around in my head.
I now know that those depressing moments were supposed to be my wake up calls. They were there to amplify my unhappiness and show me that I had gotten used to being unhappy. They weren’t the only wake up calls though. The external circumstances of my life were a complete mess. I would run from one external symbol to another looking for happiness. Every time though the happiness would fade and I would be knocked back to the centre of my being. I would get bored of my new car or have issues with it, or I would get into fights with my wife (back when she was my girlfriend and sometimes when she became my wife), or my pets would get sick. My recently launched business, which I was completely psyched for, sputtered along with no real growth. Things were grinding to a halt. I wasn’t making much money and was dependent on my wife and my family for financial support. I became more and more unhappy. Even the reality creation stuff I was learning didn’t have much of an effect on me. My wife would always tell me that I was angry or sad and that it didn’t seem like the stuff I was learning was making a difference in my life.
It was true of course, but that is because I was still looking for external things to make me happy. I would get furious when things didn’t go my way, and believe me things didn’t go my way very often. I couldn’t get out of my malaise. It just became too easy to be negative so I stayed negative for a little while longer.
Due to recent events though, I think I have reached the bottom of my negativity. Thankfully it wasn’t a life-threatening situation that woke me up, but I have now realized what I was doing. I now see that I have been generally negative and I am now taking steps to be positive. I am focusing on my state of being rather than external circumstances. I don’t want to repeat what I did previously. My objective is now to be as unconditionally happy as I can be. That means I will appreciate more, play more, joke more, laugh more and simply enjoy more. If I have learned anything from all this reality creation stuff, it’s that everything external will fall into place. I am ready for life to reflect my new found true happiness rather than my artificial, conditional happiness I was so used to earlier. It feels so good to be happy after such a long period of unhappiness!
“What exists physically exists first in thought and feeling. There is no other rule. You have the conscious mind for good reason. You are not at the mercy of unconscious drives unless you consciously acquiesce to them. Your present feelings and expectations can always be used to check your progress. If you do not like your experience, then you must change the nature of your conscious thoughts and expectations. You must alter the kind of messages that you are sending through your thoughts to your own body, to friends and associates.”—Seth through Jane Roberts
“The idea of prevention is always based upon fear - for you do not want to prevent something that is joyful. Often, therefore, preventative medicine causes what it hopes to avoid. Not only does the idea [of prevention] continually promote the entire system of fear, but specific steps taken to prevent a disease in a body not already stricken, again, often set up reactions that bring about side effects that would occur if the disease had in fact been suffered.”—Seth through Jane Roberts
“The inner ego always identifies with its source-identity as a beloved, individualized portion of the universe. It is aware of the universal love that is its heritage. It is also aware of the infinite power and strength that composes the very fabric of its being. Through being made aware of these facts, the exterior ego can begin to feel a quicker sense of support and nourishment. The knowledge can let it relax, let go, so that it feels its life couched and safe, and knows itself to be indeed a beloved child of the universe, both ancient and young at once, with an identity far beyond the annals of time. It is of great value, then, that each person remember this universal affiliation. Such a reminder can often allow the inner self to send needed messages of strength and love through the various levels, appearing as inspiration, dreams, or simply pure bursts of feeling. The inner ego draws instant and continuous support from the universal consciousness, and the more the exterior ego keeps that fact in mind, the greater its own sense of stability, safety, and self-esteem.”—Seth through Jane Roberts
“When man realizes that he himself creates his personal and universal environment in concrete terms, then he can begin to create a private and universal environment much superior to the one that is the result of haphazard and unenlightened constructions.”—Seth through Jane Roberts