Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Unknown Reality, Volume 1

"Reincarnation simply represents probabilities in a time context."

Session 683, Page 52

Friday, September 29, 2006

The Nature of Personal Reality

"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."

Session 669, Page 383

Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Nature of Personal Reality

"To change the physical effect you must change the original belief -- while being quite aware that for a time physical materializations of the old beliefs may still hold. If you completely understand what I am saying, however, your new beliefs will -- and quickly -- being to show themselves in your experience. But you must not be concerned for their emergence, for this brings up the fear that the new ideas will not materialize, and so this negates your purpose."

Session 620, Page 72

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 4

"Within your system colors may be perceived as sound. Their connections with human moods is only too apparent."

Session 155, Page 32

Tuesday, September 26, 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

Monday, September 25, 2006

The Unknown Reality, Volume 2

"The course of a cell is not predetermined. Cells are usually very cooperative, particularly as they form the structures of the body."

Session 730, Page 530

Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 7

"When you awaken, or seem to in the middle of the night, try simply to get out of the physical body. Simply try to get out of bed, you see, and walk into another room while the physical body stays where it is. If you keep this in mind, generally speaking, then you will find yourself able to do so within a brief time."

Session 298, Page 143

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 2

"The barriers are yours. The barriers are camouflage. It is ridiculous to develop camouflage vehicles to deal with camouflage space, when all that is necessary is that you realize that camouflage is camouflage."

Session 47, Page 44

Friday, September 22, 2006

The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events

"It is somewhat of a psychological trick, in your day and age, to come to the realization that you do in fact form your experience and your world, simply because the weight of evidence seems to be so loaded at the other end, because of your habits of perception. The realization is like one that comes at one time or another to many people in the dream state, when suddenly they awaken while still in the dream, realizing first of all that they are dreaming, and secondarily that they are themselves creating the experienced drama. To understand that you create your own reality requires that same kind of awakening from the normal awake state"

Session 830, Page 149

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 6

"You see, in the waking state you direct your energy into the manipulation and construction of objects. In some respects this dissipates the energy, of course. In the dream state you manipulate energy more directly. This is what you are doing of course in self-hypnosis."

Session 254, Page 119

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 1

"The emotions come closer than anything else to the vividness of inner data."

Session 24, Page 188

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Nature of the Psyche

"In the same way, a steps-by-step illustration of the nature of the dream state might well make you too self-conscious. (Humorously:) You would begin to question: Am I dreaming right? Many people are in awe of their dreams. They are afraid anything they do not consciously control. Yet if you think of your dreams as extensions of your own experience in another context, then you can indeed learn?? to gain ease with them. You will recall them more easily, and as you do you will be able to maintain a sense of continuity between the waking and dream states."

Session 790, Page 160

Monday, September 18, 2006

The Nature of Personal Reality

"I told you that thoughts are translated into this inner sound, but thoughts always attempt to materialize themselves also. As such they are incipient images, collectors of energy. They build up their own embryonic form until it is in one way or another physically translated."

Session 624, Page 90

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events

"Left alone, the body can defend itself against any disease, but it cannot defend itself appropriately against an exaggerated general fear of disease on the individual’s part."

Session 804, Page 41

Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Nature of Personal Reality

"Do not place the words of gurus, ministers, priests, scientists, psychologists, friends -- or my words -- higher than the feelings of your own being."

Session 677, Page 433

Friday, September 15, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 8

"The very deep love that you have for each other, my dear friends, is in the overall a bisexual love, for you have known each other many times, and in different sex roles."

Session 399, Page 213

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Nature of Personal Reality

"The knowledge that your beliefs are not necessarily reality will allow you to be aware of all the data that is consciously available to you."

Session 616, Page 34

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 6

"The object represents your interpretation of the basic reality."

Session 267, Page 228

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Way Toward Health

"People with life-threatening diseases also often feel that further growth, development, or expansion are highly difficult, if not impossible to achieve at a certain point in their lives. Often there are complicated family relationships that the person does not know how to handle. To numbers of such individuals crisis points come and are conquered. Somehow the person learns to circumnavigate the unpleasant situation, or the conditions change because of other people involved - and presto: the disease itself vanishes."

Session 6/10, Page 272

Monday, September 11, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 4

"A cure of any kind will never depend upon any given treatment. It will in all cases depend upon the belief on the part of the sufferer that he can be cured. It will depend upon his desire to be cured. It will depend upon the strength of the purpose that an illness serves. It will depend upon, in the last analysis, the individual’s own ability to mobilize his own energies, for only these will effect a cure."

Session 159, Page 67

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 6

"Your brain is itself a camouflage pattern. It can only translate and perceive what seems to be the evidence of the physical senses. It cannot step outside of itself. It is that which it attempts to investigate. It is as much camouflage as the glass on the table, and its knowledge must come through the physical system. Now. The mind is uncamouflaged. It perceives the uncamouflaged reality of sense data, or it sees the energy that exists. It sees the energy independently of the physical objects, you see."

Session 267, Page 228

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Way Toward Health

"All creatures are also born, then, with a keen sense of self-approval. Each creature is born proud of itself, and loving itself. That same self-approval is also experienced in varying ways not only by creatures as you think of them, but also by atoms and molecules, and by all orders of matter."

Session 2/xx, Page 98

Friday, September 08, 2006

The Seth Material

[This is from the digest of an online Seth group]

"There is never any justification for violence.

There is no justification for hatred.

There is no justification for murder.

Those who indulge in violence for whatever reason are themselves changed, and the purity of the purpose adulterated.

"I have told you that if you do not like the state of your world, it is yourselves that you must change, individually and en masse. This is the only way that change will be effected."

Here Seth stared at Carl and said "If your generation or any generation effects a change, this is the only way it will be done.

What I am telling you has been said before through the centuries. It is up to you [nodding at Sue and Carl] as to whether or not you will listen.

"It is wrong to curse a flower and wrong to curse a man. It is wrong not to hold any man in honor, and it is wrong to ridicule any man.

You must honor yourselves and see within yourselves the spirit of eternal vitality. If you do not do this, then you destroy what you touch.

And you must honor each other individual also, because in him is the spark of eternal vitality.

"When you curse another, you curse yourselves, and the curse returns to you.

When you are violent, the violence returns....I speak to you because yours is the opportunity [to better world conditions] and yours is the time.

Do not fall into the old ways that will lead you precisely into the world that you fear.

"When every young man refuses to go to war, you will have peace. As long as you fight for gain and greed, there will be no peace.

As long as one person commits acts of violence for the sake of peace, you will have war.

Unfortunately it is difficult to imagine that all the young men in all of the countries will refuse to go to war at the same time. And so you must work out the violence that violence has wrought.

Within the next hundred years that time may come. Remember, you do not defend any idea with violence.

"There is no man who hates but that that hatred is reflected outward and made physical. And there is no man who loves but that that love is reflected outward and made physical."

pages 273-274 (chapter eighteen)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 9

"The race also realizes well the advantages and disadvantages of the physical reality it has adopted. It knows for example that there is a tendency to go extremes. I mentioned earlier that the rewards, the challenges and the dangers exist precisely because so much freedom is allowed. Now. Those within the system know this. Regardless of what you may think of their present performance at any given "time" in quotes, it is from this system that the greatest potentials emerge; for having dealt with it, consciousness undergoes one of the severest tests in learning to handle its own energy. The horror and the results of mismanagement, and the vulnerability, are the teaching methods that each consciousness has accepted before entering your system. There is no way out but to learn or to ruin the entire system. In no other field of reality are the terms so drastic. For this reason the inner self withholds much of its knowledge. There must be no leaning upon the very basic fact that behind and within the system there is relief. You must believe in the physical reality and accept the vulnerability."

Session 498, Page 370

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Unknown Reality, Volume 1

"In no way now can you predict what will happen to you now. You can choose to accept as your reality any number of given unpredictable events. In that respect, the choice is yours, but all the events you do not accept occur nevertheless."

Session 681, Page 31

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Volume 2

"I do not, therefore, want you to concentrate your efforts in memorizing methods of perceiving other realities, but to realize that such insights are everywhere within your grasp. If you understand that, then you will rearrange the organization of your own thoughts quite by yourself."

Session 940, Page 535

Monday, September 04, 2006

Seth Speaks

"The experiment that would transform your world would operate upon the basic idea that you create your own reality according to the nature of your beliefs, and that all existence was blessed, and that evil did not exist in it. If these ideas were followed individually and collectively, then the evidence of your physical senses would find no contradiction. They would perceive the world and existence as good. This is the experiment that has not been tried, and these are the truths that you must learn after physical death."

Session 546, Page 192 (original Prentice-Hall)

Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 3

"The ego is a state resulting from the third creative dilemma, which happens when consciousness of self attempts to separate itself from action. Since this is obviously impossible, since no consciousness or identity can exist without action, because they are inseparable, we have our third dilemma. A note of further explanation here. The difference between consciousness of self as a result of our second dilemma, and ego consciousness as a result of our third dilemma, should be made very clear. Consciousness of self involves a consciousness of self within, amid, and as a part of action. Ego consciousness, on the other hand, involves a state in which consciousness of self attempts to divorce itself from action, an attempt on the part of consciousness to perceive action as an object. Here we see that ego consciousness, in this attempt, strives to perceive action not only as separate, but to perceive it in such a fashion that it appears to ego that action is not only separate from itself, that is separate from the ego, but that action is initiated by the ego, and a result rather than a cause of ego’s own existence. These three dilemmas represent three areas of reality within which inner reality, or inner vitality, can experience itself. And here we have also the reason, or one of the reasons why, inner vitality can never achieve complete materialization. The very action involved in vitality’s attempt to materialize itself adds to the inner dimension of inner vitality. Action basically can never complete itself. Inner vitality, materializing in any form whatsoever, at once multiplies the possibilities of further materialization. At the same time, because inner vitality is self-generating, only a minute fraction of inner vitality is needed to seed a whole universe. Inner vitality attempts therefore to materialize itself completely, and yet because of its very nature, with each materialization it increases itself, making the attempt impossible. This is the basic dilemma, from which all types of reality spring. This of course leads us to the necessity for further discussion concerning the nature of inner vitality itself"

Session 138, Page 289

Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Early Sessions, Book 2

As far as self and notself are concerned, the unit of self is organized, as you by the inner ego, which directs the whole energy field. The outer ego directs the manipulation of this gestalt in the physical universe. The outer ego is rather more tied to physical properties, and yet it can directly experience inner reality by a change of focus through aligning itself with the inner ego, focusing its energies with the inner rather than the outer senses. This is by far the most advantageous method of experiencing inner reality, because the outer ego is therefore consciously aware of what has been going on, and can use such knowledge in its own sphere."

Session 58, Page 125

Friday, September 01, 2006

Seth Speaks

"One prerequisite for such an intuitive understanding of the soul is the desire to achieve it. If the desire is strong enough, then you will be automatically led to experiences that will result in vivid, unmistakable subjective knowledge."

Session 527, Page 77