Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Nature of the Psyche

"Upon request, however, and with some practice, you can suggest in the middle of a dream that it expand to its larger proportions. You would then experience one dream wrapped in another, or several occurring at one time..."

Session 786, Page 139

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Seth Speaks

"If the stages of waking consciousness were examined as sleep stages are presently being examined, for example, you would find a much greater range of activity than is suspected."

Session 533, Page 105

Monday, May 29, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 7

"If you are awakened for any reason during the night, the chances for a conscious projection on your return to sleep are somewhat higher than they would have been had your sleep not been interrupted."

Session 290, Page 70

Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Unknown Reality, Volume 2

"Some see the end of the world coming as a greater disaster, or envision man finally ruining his planet. Others see periods of peace and advance - and each probability will happen somewhere."

Session 742, Page 638

Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 5

"The ego attempts to break down action into smaller and smaller units. The intuitions try to perceive action as a whole. The ego breaks down for purposes of examination, the intuitions construct."

Session 215, Page 118

Friday, May 26, 2006

Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Volume 2

"A belief in a ’god who provides,’ by whatever name, is indeed a psychological requirement for the good health of the body and mind."

Session 936, Page 493

Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 8

"The whole personality has for a long time been waiting in another system of reality. There is no law that says that a personality must fully materialize within a given system, though it is usually wiser to do so."

Session 398, Page 206

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Unknown Reality, Volume 1

"On different levels in the dream state, then, you are also subjectively aware of other probable realities."

Session 699, Page 178

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Volume 1

"Children - change that to infants - dream of their past lives, remembering; for example, how to walk and talk. They are born with the knowledge of how to think, with the propensity for language. They are guided by memories that they later forget."

Session 904, Page 258

Monday, May 22, 2006

The Unknown Reality, Volume 1

"If you pay more attention to what you think of as coincidences, you will discover another kind of order that underlies the recognized order you follow."

Session 693, Page 135

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Exercise - Subtle Aspects of Insignificant Action

As an exercise, occasionally catch yourself in some insignificant action - speaking, touching. If you speak for example be conscious of speaking and hearing yourself speak. Try to think of the words, or to experience them in terms of color. In terms of bulk, density, of distance. Think of the beginnings of the simple act of which you are normally almost completely unaware, the muscular motions that must be made before one word can be uttered.

Catch yourself in a simple thought and try to experience the beginnings of that action. You will be led into action indeed in a completely new way. Then try to experience this simple action as it affects others, not only emotionally and physically in terms of the changes it elicits from their complicated structures, but also the new actions it requires of them.

Session 248, Page 76

Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Nature of Personal Reality

"The beliefs that you receive, therefore, are your parents conceptions of the nature of reality. They are given to you through example, verbal communication, and constant telepathic reinforcement. You receive ideas about the world in general and your relationship to it; and from your parents you are also given concepts of what you are. You pick up their ideas of your own reality."

Session 619, Page 57

Friday, May 19, 2006

The Nature of Personal Reality

"Natural guilt is also highly connected with memory, and arose hand in hand with mankind’s excursion into the experience of past, present and future. Natural guilt was meant as a preventative measure. It needed the existence of a sophisticated memory system in which new situations and experiences could be judged against recalled ones, and evaluations made in an in-between moment of reflection. Any previous acts that had aroused feelings of natural guilt were to be avoided in the future."

Session 635, Page 144

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Volume 2

"Now the origin of the universe that you know, as I have described it, was of course a master event. The initial action did not occur in space or time, but formed space and time."

Session 919, Page 373

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Nature of the Psyche

"To explore that exterior world was to explore the inner one. Such a person, however, walking through the forest, also felt that he or she was also a portion of the inner life of each rock or tree, materialized. Yet there was no contradiction of identities. man might merge his own consciousness with a running stream, traveling in such a way for miles to explore the layout of the land."

Session 774, Page 94

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Seth Speaks

"The ideas presented in this book should allow many readers to expand their perceptions and consciousness in ways they may not have believed possible. The book itself is written in such a way that all those ready to learn will benefit. There is meaning not only in the written words themselves, but connections existing between them that do not appear, and that will have meanings to various levels of the personality."

Session 596, Page 400

Monday, May 15, 2006

Seth Speaks

"You are not a forsaken offshoot of physical matter, nor is your consciousness meant to vanish like a puff of smoke. Instead, you form the physical body that you know at a deeply unconscious level with great discrimination, miraculous clarity, and intimate unconscious knowledge of each minute cell that composes it. This is not meant symbolically."

Session 512, Page 8-9

Sunday, May 14, 2006

The Nature of Personal Reality

"Because of its character, consciousness, of the conscious mind, cannot be swamped by too much detail, too much information. The inner self sends to it only the information it asks for or feels necessary. To a very large extent then conscious beliefs act as great liberators of such inner data, or as inhibitors of it."

Session 623, Page 82

Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Way Toward Health

"The reasons for maladies are almost always present in current life experience - and even though old events from childhood may have originally activated unhealthy behavior, it is the present beliefs that allow old pattern of activity to operate."

Session 5/26, Page 231

Friday, May 12, 2006

The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events

"Quite simply, these values [value fulfillment] have to do with increasing the quality of whatever life the being feels at its center. The quality of that life is not simply to be handed down or experienced, for example, but is to be creatively added to, multiplied, in a way that has nothing to do with quantity."

Session 863, Page 262

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Exercise - Rejuvenation your body, mind and spirit

The physically attuned conscious mind in your now cannot handle those staggering probabilities while maintaining a sense of identity, yet there are conscious traces within your daily thoughts that are the psychological representations of such knowledge.

Often you do not trust your imagination, considering that it deals with phenomena that cannot be called fact. Therefore you artificially form a situation in which overall traces must be made. If you are too imaginative, for example, you may not be able to adequately deal with physical life. This applies only in the cultural media in which you presently operate, however. Originally, and in your terms of time, it was precisely the imagination that in its own way set you apart from other creatures, enabling you to form realities in your mind that you could 'later' exteriorize.

Because you now distrust the imagination so, you do not understand the great clues it gives you, both in terms of problem solving and of creative expression. Many quite valid reincarnational memories come as imaginings, but you do not trust them. A good percentage of your problems can be worked out rather easily through the use of your imagination.

Often you inadvertently use it to prolong 'negative' circumstances, as you think of all the things that you could do wrong. Yet you can employ it very constructively, altering past, present and future. To do so in your present, freely imagine a situation in which you are happy. To begin with your imaginings may seem foolish. If you are elderly, poor and lonely, it may seem highly ludicrous to think of yourself as twenty, wealthy, and surrounded by friends and admirers.

Indeed, if after such an enjoyable exercise you look about you and compare what you have envisioned with what you have, then you may feel worse than you did before. You are to realize that this imaginative world does exist - but not in the world of facts that you know. To some extent, however, according to your freedom within it, such an exercise will automatically rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit, and begin to draw to you whatever equivalent is possible for you within the world of facts that you know (emphatically).

Using age as an example now, it may seem to you that you are a given age, that within your subjective experience it must be paramount, that regardless of your age you are to some extent closed off from the experience of being any other age. In some simultaneous existences you are very young, however, and in others very old. Some of your physical cells are brand new, so to speak - the regeneration of fresh life is physically within you; in your terms this is true not only until your death but even after it, when your hair and nails can still grow. Identify then with the constantly new energy alive within you in this now of your being (very intently) and realize that on all levels you are biologically and psychologically connected with that greater identity that is your own.

No matter what your current situation, the answers lie within your own aspirations and abilities. Often you will hold down or inhibit certain aspects of your experience in order to use others - using those available will automatically free you from inhibitions in other areas.

There may be physical circumstances involving birth defects that are beyond alteration, where experience must be focused along other than usual pathways, yet even here those talents and characteristics that are available will open up vistas of experience and achievement.

When you are utilizing your imagination in the way I have suggested, purposefully do so in a playful manner, knowing that in so-called realistic terms there may be great discrepancies between imagination and fact. In your reality take that for granted. Yet often your freewheeling, 'silly,' seemingly unrealistic imagination will bring you quite practical solutions to your problems, for if the exercise is done properly you will be automatically releasing yourself from restrictions that you have taken for granted.

Even if a direct solution does not appear, rejuvenation will of itself begin to point you in the proper direction. If you are a woman in an unhappy marriage, for example, you may begin by imagining yourself with a fine suitor. No Sir Galahad may appear, but if the exercise is pursued properly you will automatically begin to feel loved, and therefore worthy of love, and lovable, where before you felt rejected, unworthy and inferior. This feeling of being loved will alter your reality, drawing love to you. You will act loved. Your spouse may then find you exhibiting characteristics of a most pleasant nature, and he himself may change.

On the other hand you may draw another man to you, and end the marriage that has served its purposes in all ways, finding now the impetus and the reasons for change. Because your imagination transcends time, it is one of your greatest touchstones to your own identity.

You must, of course, be able to distinguish between the world of imagination and the physical world of fact in order to be able to manipulate effectively. But physical reality springs from the imagination, which follows the path of your beliefs.

In the exercise just given, you use the belief in effective change in any given area, and then allow your imagination freedom along those directed lines. Such an exercise automatically does even more, opening up the window of perception and letting in the knowledge and experience of other portions of the self. As this light and energy flows through, it will be tinted or colored by your own psychological reality, as the rays of the sun are through colored glass. This simply means that the other-dimensional information will often appear in ordinary guise, through an intuitive hunch, a sudden idea, or some solution that has already occurred to you but has not been acted upon.

The Nature of Personal Reality
Session 669, Page 383

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Way Toward Health

"Your ideas about your own health are even more important than those steps you take to promote it."

Session 3/27, Page 158

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Unknown Reality, Volume 1

"There is, of course, no single-line kind of development at all. In first place, as you know, your life is at once..."

Session 682, Page 41

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 9

"Concentration in any given area predisposes certain elements within the nervous system toward that particular kind of focus or concentration, as many footfalls hollow out a pathway. Now this is somewhat understood in your scientific circles. What is not understood is that the same sort of conditioning also operates, not only in the reaction to events but in the formation of events. You predispose yourselves toward the construction of events of a particular nature, to which of course you then react. "

Session 472, Page 279

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 9

"If every cell set up conditions of its own existence you would not have a body. The conditions blind you to what life is, even to the miraculous balance and imbalance of physical and nonphysical that allows you to think and breathe. Forget your conditions and you will realize the meaning of joy within your own life."

Session 440, Page 96

Saturday, May 06, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 5

"Buddhists are perhaps closer, but no religion comes close really...The man or woman feeling identity with each day that passes comes close. Sentiment is practical. The idea of birth each day is close. Those who cry when they hurt a flea come close. Those who appreciate the consciousness in every rock, tree, bird come close."

Session 204, Page 37

Friday, May 05, 2006

The Way Toward Health

"Consciously you might want to express certain abilities, while unconsciously you are afraid of doing so. The unconscious beliefs are not really unconscious, however. You are simply not as aware of them as you are of normally conscious ones. Negative beliefs can block the passageways between Framework 1 and Framework 2. It is an excellent idea for those in any kind of difficulty to do the following simple exercise. Relax yourself as much as possible. Get comfortable in a chair or on a bed. Tell yourself mentally that you are an excellent person, and that you want to reprogram yourself, getting rid of any ideas that contradict that particular statement. Next, gently remind yourself again: ‘I am an excellent person,’ adding: ‘It is good and safe for me to express my own abilities, for in doing so I express the energy of the universe itself.’ Different phrases with the same meaning may come into your own mind. If so, substitute them for the ones I have given. There are endless exercises that can be used to advantage, but here I will mention a few that appear most beneficial."

Session 6/9, Page 275

Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 2

"The ego and the outer senses reinforce the belief in a closed system, and therefore close it. The inner senses, when the physical body is relaxed, will carry you through the imaginary boundaries, but a conscious focus upon the boundaries to be passed through will tend to reinforce them. Concentrate upon the goal rather than the means of attaining it, and you will attain it."

Session 78, Page 290

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Volume 2

"The dream state serves as a rich source for the world’s knowledge, and is also therefore responsible for the outgrowth of its technology. This is a highly important point, for the technological world out there was at one time the world of dreams."

Session 934, Page 469

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Exercise - Discover other probable paths for your life

Take another photograph of yourself at a different age than the first one you chose. Ask yourself simply: 'Am I looking at the same person?' How familiar or how strange is this second photograph? How does it differ from the first one you picked this evening? What similarities are there that unite both photographs in your mind? What experiences did you have when each photograph was taken? What ways did you think of following in one picture that were not followed in the other one? Those directions were pursued. If they were not pursued by the self you recognize, then they were by a self that is probable in your terms. In your mind follow what directions that self would have taken, as you think of such events. If you find a line of development that you now wish you had pursued, but had not, then think deeply about the ways in which those activities could now fit into the framework of your officially accepted life. Such musings, with desire - backed up by common sense - can bring about intersection points in probabilities that cause a fresh realignment of the deep elements of the psyche. In such ways probable events can be attracted to your current living structure.

We have been speaking about probable men, and do intend to deal more deeply with probable man [or woman], as that is applied to your species. The events of the species begin with the individual, however. All of the powers, abilities, and characteristics inherent in the species are inherent in any individual member of it. Through understanding your own unknown reality, therefore, you can learn much about the unknown reality of the species.

The Unknown Reality, Vol I
Session 695, Page 148

The Nature of Personal Reality

"Love and hate are both based upon self-identification in your experience. You do not bother to love or hate persons you cannot identify with at all. They leave you relatively untouched. They do not elicit deep emotion."

Session 673, Page 406

Monday, May 01, 2006

Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Volume 1

"The important lessons have never really appeared in your societies: the most beneficial use of the directed will, with great expectations, and that coupled with the knowledge of Framework 1 and 2 activities. Very simply: You want something, you dwell upon it consciously for a while, you consciously imagine it coming to the forefront of probabilities, closer to your actuality. Then you drop it like a pebble into Framework 2, forget about it as much as possible for a fortnight, and do this in a certain rhythm."

Session 891, Page 183