We are going back to the First Chapter because if you “got the whole picture” at that time, you would have “understood more than you did”. So here goes:
Keep in mind, by discussing Seth’s material, I am NOT DISPUTING with your basic intelligence, I am opening more ways for you to USE YOUR INTELLIGENCE, broadening your view of “other ways (realities) of understanding and GOING DEEPER INTO THE REALMS THAT DEAL WITH CAUSES, rather than effects. Our “ordinary reality “deals PRIMARILY WITH EFFECTS NOT CAUSES; people supposedly in the know, don’t know this! You will discover this for yourself as we progress; all you need is a commitment to YOURSELF, so you can get out of the SELF INFLICTING PRISON YOU ARE PRESENTLY IN. And what’s wrong with that? If there is let me know!
So Chapter 1 is called the “living picture of the world”
On page 3 I selected this passage Paragraph 3: “there is no effect in the EXTERIOR WORLD that does not spring from an INNER SOURCE. There is NOMOTION that does not FIRST occur within the mind.
Next para: Each living——and the living world consists of a SPONTANEOUS COOPERATION that exists between the SMALLEST and the HIGHEST, the greatest and the lowly, between the toms and the molecules and the conscious, reasoning mind”
Next para: All consciousness creates the world, rising out of feeling-tone—–feelings and emotions emerge into reality in certain specific ways. Thoughts appear, growing on the BED TONES having deep and abiding rhythms. They are the result again, of INNATE CREATIVE ASPECTS that are a portion of all life. To summarize: we human beings all of us are connected IN EVERY WAY with all life forms naturally including our environment.
Why do you think that Seth is stressing this fact; what does it mean to be connected; not just you or me, but EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED! Seth obviously thinks this is so important that he started his book on this theme?
I suggest that you reread this Chapter and discuss what you think the salient points are and what again you think Seth is saying and your understanding of what he is saying. It’s like everything else; there is always a beginning, middle and end; and if the beginning is not understood, then the middle, and end, isn’t either.
To continue the first chapter: I am only pointing out certain paragraphs that I feel are important to start with: PG. 4 – 3rd para. Just want to say one thing as I continue; my channel just told me to tell you that: “your ego at times will flare up and say” I (you) synonyms don’t have the time to “waste” on all this stuff, I am too busy, I want something quick, fast, right to the point etc. etc”. Expect this to happen; I am warning you right this minute. If anyone wants to get “out of prison where they have been “serving time” and still are, they must be “committed in doing so” and “go through the process of shedding all “their false belief systems”. Your complaint now and before was that “you did not know your belief systems, which is a valid complaint, however, “did you expect to receive your epiphany”; you received it because “you made it possible, you DID YOUR Work”. What we are doing WE ARE DOING OUR WORK. and if we do our work, don’t worry about whether you know all your beliefs or not, YOUR SUPERCONSCIOUS HIGHER SELF INTUITION will guide you as it did before (epiphany) CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? After you IT gave you proof of this fact, didn’t it? What else do you need, and why would you need it? except———-you answer that; which you depend on you! We have many I’s and many you’s I am sure that you have discovered this fact by now!
Now going back to the 3rd para. On the 3srd line it says, “the self-rises from unknowing into knowing, constantly surprising itself======” some of your knowledge is conscious knowing, and is instantly available. Some is unconscious, but even the unconscious knowledge IS KNOWING in its own UNKNOWING.” That sentence gives understanding to my channels responds years ago to this person at the Rebirth Center back in the early 70″ when it said, “Arnold don’t you know that you know, that you know you know you know”. Get it?
Next para: You always know what you are doing, even when you do not realize it. Your eye knows it sees, though it cannot see itself except using reflection. In the same way, the world as you see it is a REFLECTION OF WHAT YOU ARE, A REFDLECTION NOT IN GLASS BUT IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL REALITY. You project YOUR THOUGHTS, FEELINGS, AND EXPECTATIONS OUTWARD, then you perceive them at the Outside reality. When it seems to you that others are observing you, you are observing yourself from the standpoint of your projections.
WOW! That last para says it all. We Create everything even though WE DONT KNOW IT CONSCIOUSLY.
We are at this moment stopping on the bottom of pg. 4. You know that the tortoise won the race from the hare; and do you know why?
What you “don’t understand” let me know; it’s important that all ???? be resolved.
Page 11-3rd para. “Your experience in the world of physical matter flows outward from the center of your INNER PSYCHE. Then YOU PERCEIVE THIS EXPERIENCE. exterior EVENTS, CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONDITIONS, are meant as a kind of living FEEDBACK. Altering THE STATE OF THE PSYCHE automatically alters the physical circumstances.
This is a very powerful statement if understood correctly. My take on it is this; and let me know if you “understand it the way I do”. My understanding of that powerful statements is: “whatever happens to either you or me or to anyone on the physical plane, the plane that practically everyone on this planet experiences, whether the experience is a good one, or a bad one, depended on NOONE EXCEPT THE PERSON HAVING THE EXPERIENCE even though the person had NO CONSCIOUS AWARENESS of this fact; because what happened on the OUTSIDE which we refer to as the physical dimension is the effect of OUR INSIDE WHICH Seth REFERS TO AS “THE CENTER OF OUR inner psyche; which is our INNER WORLD. One is the objective world we call the physical, the other is the subjective world we call the inner world and to be “balanced, ACHIEVE HARMONIZATION ETC. The inner world belief systems must NOT BE FALSE. “The fly in the ointment is naturally the villain in the plot; the faculty of the individual that has the power of choice which as you know is our ego. Egos will choose negative belief systems which corrupt the entire process. Seth refers to them as FALSE BELIEF SYSTEMS. By the way all of the other great writers on Spiritual themes say the same thing; there is no contradiction regarding the power of the ego.
On the next paragraph he elaborates: ” there is no other valid way of changing physical events. It might help if you imagine an inner living dimension within yourself in which you CREATE, in miniature psychic form, all the exterior conditions that you know. Simply put, you do exactly this. Your thoughts, feelings and mental pictures can be called INCIPIENT EXTERIOR EVENTS, for in one way or another EACH of these is MATERIALIZED INTO PHYSICAL REALITY.
Wow! If you are looking for “down to earth, practical application” THERE IT IS. And is again similar to Mirror of the Mind isn’t it! I told you that Seth does give practical applications even though your ego doesn’t believe it!
Next para. You change even the most permanent seeming conditions of your life CONSTANTLY THROUGH THE VARYING attitudes YOU HAVE TOWARDS THEM. There is nothing in your exterior experience that DID NOT ORIGINATE WITHIN YOU.
Now that is as direct a statement that you will ever here; not a bit theoretical etc. right on target; no dillydallying here!
For the above statements to materialize in your life YOU MUST BELIEVE SETH WITHOUT EQUIVOCATION; otherwise nothing will happen; you will remain as you are and have been; NEGATIVE. I know that part of you don’t want that; it must be the other part that wants that, why I don’t know and you probably don’t know either; however, You have to be determined, you have to be resolute, you have to be committed to YOURSELF, your true self, and not your negative false self that apparently hates you with a vengeance! If it didn’t why would it make your life miserable? So, get wise, choose wisely, choose your soul instead of your ego!
Page 16 2nd para.” You make your own reality THERE IS NO OTHER RULE. Knowing this is the secret of creativity. ‘ you DO THAT FORYOUR STORIES, WHY NOT FOR YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!
Read the next paragraph which describes what your conscious ego is all about.
I want you to read the whole page and tell me what you got out of it since it devotes the page on egos
This finishes the 1st chapter Since you are a writer; find some time to summarize what we have been going over with me because the 1st chapter is very important for the foundation of getting it right the first time. If we nail down the 1st chapter we start the 2nd chapter on the right footing; don’t you agree?
Top of page 16: YOU MAKE YOUR OWN REALITY THERE IS NO OTHER RULE; Knowing this is the SECRET OF CREATIVITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The question remains is WHY? the answer takes no brains; even a newborn knows why! If you, I don’t make our own reality, what, who does? And if we never knew How Did It happen, since we were “unconscious to the fact”? How would a person answer this question? Would they say “whatever happened in my life, JUST HAPPENED by itself I wasn’t there! And what does it mean that a thing just happened and what does it mean “I wasn’t there”? Now I realize that the 95% of the “unaware” world’s people would not know the answer I poised. And why did Seth make that fantastic statement and why do I also question with hows and whys?
I believe at this point in our “work” and answers by now are “self evident” if not let me know.
Seth continues on the same page 3rd para: “I have spoken of “you”, yet this must not be confused with the “you” that you often think you are-the ego alone, for the ego is ONLY A PORTION OF you; IT IS THAT EXPERT PART OF YOUR PERSONALITY THAT DEALS DIRECTLY WITH THE “CONTENTS” OF YOUR “CONSCIOUS MIND, AND IS CONCERNED MOST directly with the MATERIAL PORTIONS OF YOUR EXPERIENCE.
My comments: egos in general since we do live in this material world more so that in our subjective world as you know CONCLUSIVELY, has USURPED the purposes, power and intention of your other faculties, your subconscious and superconscious, by deception, wiles, lies etc. in order to prevent them from DOING WHAT RIGHT. This material world is here, we are here, and as my advice to you went to Bates College. “do what they want you to do, get your degree, but DONT BUY INTO IT, was excellent advice at the time attested by what YOU KNOW NOW. Unfortunately, since colleges do not embrace “the truth of what is”; this advice was not understood. And as you said in a previous email: The people around me here are not in the same state of consciousness being in Beta, as I am when I am in my alpha/theta state. In time, you will be “aware enough” where you will learn how to “play the game” something I alluded to when I told you as you entered Bates. “Give them what they want, in other words play the game, but don’t get lost in the game, otherwise you lose”. In this world of dog eat dog, only the wisest survive; others perish. There is no reason why you can’t be wise especially IF YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE!
I Guarantee you that your ego hates every word that I just said! And it should!
4th para same page. I hope that you don’t mind the you that’s real, not the you that isn’t that I go over Seth’s teachings because as you get more and more understanding, it eventually SINKS IN, regardless of your contrary egocentric belief systems.
“The ego is a very specialized portion of your Greater IDENTITY (my comments your soul) It is a portion of you that arises to deal DIRECTLY WITH THE LIFE that the Larger YOU (your Soul) is living. The ego can feel cut off, lonely and frightened, however, if the conscious mind lets the ego run away with it. my comments (You bet!) The ego and the conscious mind are NOT THE SAME THING. (my comments, but the ego has as mentioned before usurped the faculty position of the conscious mind in such a way that the person, not knowingly let it happen). The ego is composed of various portions of the personality-it is a combination of characteristics, EVERCHANGING, that act in UNITARY FASHION- the portion of the personality that deals most directly with the world.
To give you more insight/information regarding the conscious mind and ego connection. the next paragraph elucidates. “The conscious mind is an excellent PERCEIVING, attribute, a function that belongs to INNER AWARENESS (my comments: it, the conscious mind then has an obligation to the Inner, not just to the outer) but in this case, is TURNED OUTWARD toward the world of events. Through the conscious mind the soul looks outward. Left alone IT PERCEIVES CLEARLY ( my comments: if the ego is negative it will NOT PERCEIVE CLEARLY) and this you have “discovered” from your life’s experience; true?
Last para: same pg. In certain terms, the ego is the eye through which the conscious mind perceives, or the focus through which it views physical reality. BUT THE CONSCIOUS MIND AUTOMATICALLY CHANGES ITS FOCUS THROUGHT LIFE. The ego while appearing the same to itself, ever changes (my comments, if not you would not be reading Seth). It is only when the conscious mind becomes rigid in its direction, or allows the ego to take on SOME OF ITS OWN FUNCTIONS (as mentioned by me above), that DIFFICULTIES ARISE (and how!} Then the ego allows the conscious mind to work in CERTAIN DIRECTIONS AND ‘BLOCKS its Awareness in others”> Do you G E T I T N O W!!!!!!!! This is what my channel has been harping on for the past months!!!!!!!!!
Pg. 17: “And so it is from your LARGER IDENTITY that you FORM THE REALITY THAT YOU KNOW. It is up to you to do this with JOY AND VIGOR, clearing your conscious mind so that the DEEPER KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR GREATER IDENTITY (SOUL) can form joyous expressions in the world of flesh.
When reply to this e mail; give me your synopsis of all of the above so that there “won’t be any question or a doubt about what Seth said, is that OK with you? That finishes Chapter 1, the foundation of the book.