|09-22-2005, 05:22 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2005
(MUCH thanks to Sethquotes for these!!)
The Nature of Personal Reality
"You are in physical existence to learn
and understand that your energy, translated into feelings, thoughts and
emotions, causes all experience. There is no exceptions."
"I told you that the self was not limited, yet surely you
think that your self stops where your skin meets space, that you are
inside your skin. Period. Yet your environment is an extension of your
self. It is the body of your experience coalesced in physical form. The
inner self forms the objects that you know as surely and automatically
as it forms your finger or your eye.
Your environment is the physical picture
of your thoughts emotions and beliefs made visible. Since your thoughts
emotions and beliefs move through space and time, you therefore affect
physical conditions separate from you."
You are confined only to the extent that
you have chosen physical reality, and so placed yourself within its
context of experience. While physical, you follow physical laws, or
assumptions. These form the framework for corporeal expression.
Within this framework you have full
freedom to create your experience, your personal life in all of its
aspects, the living picture of the world. Your personal life, and to
some extent your individual living experience, help create the world as
it is known in your time.
"Look about you. Your entire physical
environment is the materialization of your beliefs. Your sense of joy,
sorrow, health or illness - all of these are also caused by your
"I would like you to recognize your own
beliefs in several areas. You must realize that any idea you accept as
truth is a belief that you hold. You must, then, take the next step and
say, "It is not necessarily true, even though I believe it." You will, I
hope, learn to disregard all beliefs that imply basic limitations.
"Physical data will always seem to
reinforce the beliefs, therefore, but the beliefs formed the reality. "
"....you must realize that no one can
change your beliefs for you, nor can they be forced upon you from
without. You can indeed change them for yourself, however, with
knowledge and application. "
" Within you is the ability to
change your ideas about reality and about yourself, to create a personal
living experience that is fulfilling to yourself and others. "
"The realization that you form your own
reality should be a liberating one. You are responsible for your
successes and your joys. You can change those areas of your life with
which you are less than pleased, but you must take the responsibility
for your being.
Your spirit joined itself with flesh, and
in flesh, to experience a world of incredible richness, to help create a
dimension of reality of colors and of form. Your spirit was born in
flesh to enrich a marvelous area of sense awareness to feel energy made
into corporeal form. You are here to use enjoy and express yourself
through the body. You are here to aid in the great expansion of
Remember, even false beliefs will seem to
be justified in terms of physical data, since your experience in the
outside world is the materialization of those beliefs. So, you must work
with the raw material of your ideas, even when your sense data may tell
you that a given belief is obviously a truth. To change your experience
or any portion of it, then, you must change your ideas. Since you have
been forming your own reality all along, the results will follow
"You must be convinced that you can alter your beliefs. You must be
willing to try. "
" The inner self is embarked upon an
exciting endeavor, in which it learns how to translate its reality into
physical terms. The conscious mind is brilliantly attuned to physical
reality, then, and often so dazzled by what it perceives that it is
tempted to think physical phenomena is a cause, rather than a result.
Deeper portions of the self always serve to remind it that this is not
the case. When the conscious mind accepts too many false beliefs,
particularly if it sees that inner self as a danger, then it closes out
these constant reminders. When this situation arises the conscious mind
feels itself assailed by a reality that seems greater than itself, over
which it has no control. The deep feeling of security in which it should
be anchored is lost.
The false beliefs must be weeded out so
that the conscious mind can become aware of its source once again, and
open to the inner channels of splendor and power available to it."
"Realize that your physical experience and
environment is the materialization of your beliefs. If you find great
exuberance, health, effective work, abundance, smiles on the faces of
those you meet, then take it for granted that your beliefs are
beneficial. If you see a world that is good, people that like you, take
it for granted, again, that your beliefs are beneficial. But if you find
poor health a lack of meaningful work, a lack of abundance, a world of
sorrow and evil, then assume that your beliefs are faulty and begin
Sessions 613 thru 616, pages 14 thru 34.
"You must learn to deal with your own
beliefs directly or you will be forced to deal with them indirectly."
"To act in an independent manner, you must
begin to initiate action that you want to occur physically
(emphatically) by creating it in your own being.
This is done by combining belief, emotion
and imagination, and forming them into a mental picture of the desired
physical result. "
Session 627, page 108
"Your beliefs about what is
desirable and what is not, what is good and what is evil, cannot be
divorced from the condition of your body. Your own ideas of values can
help you achieve good health or bring about disease, can bring into your
experience success or failure, happiness or sadness. Yet each of you
will interpret that last remark in line with your own value system. You
will have definite ideas about what success or failure means, or what
good or evil is.
Your own value system then is built up of
your beliefs about reality, and those beliefs form your experience. "
Session 633, page 140
"Normal aggressiveness flows with strong
patterns of energy, giving motive power to all of your thoughts whether
you consciously regard them as positive or negative, good or bad. (very
definitely The same thrusting creative surge brings them all forth.
When you consider a thought good you usually do not
question it. You allow it its life and follow through. Usually if you
regard a thought as bad or beneath you, or if you are ashamed of it,
then you try to deny it, stop this motion and hold it back. You cannot
restrain energy, although you may think you can. You simply collect it,
whereupon it grows, seeking its fulfillment. session 634
"As you examine the contents of your
conscious mind, it may seem to you that you hold so many different
beliefs at different times that you cannot correlate them. They will,
however, form into clear patterns. You will find a grouping of core
beliefs about which the others gather.
If you think of these as planets, then
your other ideas orbit about them. There may be some "invisible
beliefs," and there may be one or two invisible core beliefs. These,
following the analogy, would be hidden behind the other brighter, more
obvious "planets," and yet would show their presence through their
effects upon your relationships with all of the other visible core
beliefs in your "planetary system."
Questions you cannot seem to answer as you
study your own ideas, for example may lead you to suspect the existence
of such invisible core beliefs. Let me emphasize that they are
consciously available. You can find them through the approaches
mentioned earlier working from your feelings or by beginning with the
beliefs that become most readily available."
Session 645, pg. 227
"Ruburt also saw that he believed he had
to justify his existence through his writing. This because he did not
trust the basic right of his being as it existed, and does, in space and
time. These old beliefs had not caught up to his newer ones.
The same artificial need to vindicate
being is present in many of my readers, and various core beliefs may be
built up to hide this inner insecurity. You may "justify your life" by
biological creativity, and then latch onto your children and never want
to let them go. You may use your career instead. But in all cases you
must come to grips with such unnecessary ideas, face the reality of your
creaturehood, and see that you certainly have as much of a place in the
universe as a squirrel, an ant or a leaf. You do not question their
right to exist. Why question your own?"
Session 645, pg. 233
"Numbers of you are looking for a state of "peace" in which there is a
static sort of bliss, with all question forever answered and all
problems solved. Some of you think that this will somehow be
miraculously accomplished for you. If you recognized the power of your
own being, you would know that it ever seeks greater realms of
creativity and experience, in which new challenges are inherent - for
all problems are challenges."
Session 666, pg. 380.
"Because you now distrust the imagination so, you do not understand the
great clues it give you, both in terms of problem solving and of
creative expression. ..... A good percentage of your problems can be
worked out rather easily through the use of your imagination." Session
669, pg 396
"No matter what your current situation,
the answers lie within your own aspirations and abilities."
Session 669, pg. 397
"The ordinary sense of communication given
you through your creaturehood, if spontaneously and honestly followed,
would solve many of your problems. Only repressed communication leads to
violence. The natural force of love is everywhere within you, and the
normal methods of communication are always meant to bring you in greater
contact with your fellow creatures."
Session 674, pg. 427
c c c
The Early Sessions, Book 9,
"In your system of reality you are
learning what mental energy is, and how to use it. You do this by
constantly transforming your thoughts and emotions into physical form.
You are supposed to get a clear picture of your inner development by
perceiving the exterior environment. What seems to be a perception, an
objective concrete event, independent and apart from you the perceiver,
is instead the physical materialization of the perceiver's own inner
emotions, energy and mental environment." Session 469, Page 268
c c c
The Early Sessions, Book 4
"His (an individual's) perceptions of
basic reality in one way does not change the nature of that reality or
of that action, as it exists independently of his field of reference.
However, the very distortions that occur in his attempt to perceive this
reality results in a new reality."
Session 157, Page 43
c c c
The Early Sessions, Book 8
"If you want to know what you think of
yourself, then ask yourself what you think of others, and you will find
"For example: if others seem deceitful to
you it is because you deceive yourself and then project this outward
Session 340, Page 25
"Thoughts however are connected with language
and with highly organized ego development. They are translations and
symbols for inner activity. As a rule they are highly physically
oriented, their function being to acquaint the physically adapted ego
with some inner data. The thoughts may rather faithfully, though never
completely, translate such data, or they may considerably distort it.
Behind thoughts are images, which are more basic but still physically
oriented. Because they are more basic they have a stronger effect. They
are more emotionally charged, more concise than thoughts, and they are
directly connected with the mechanics involved in translating inner data
to physical reality. Behind these, so to speak, exist what you may term
temperature pictures, in which delicate gradations of heat form
ever-shifting emotional patterns that so have a semi-physical outline.
From these, you see, normal images are built up, and from the images
thoughts are formed...Thus thought becomes an inner image which is
translated into a thermal image, and then into intuitional form, into
highly condensed and codified data, and then into a pure and direct sort
of experience which you cannot understand as physical creatures."
Session 341, Page 27
"There must be an open-minded, and
openhearted attitude here. You must not try to use what you have learned
in a narrow, limiting way. This hampers your own development. It closes
your eyes to many possibilities that will be important to you. It is
natural, perhaps, to want to use what you have learned, this
information, as a technique to achieve what you at any particular time
think desirable, a particular person, a particular thing. But what is
important is the inner development. If this is taken care of, it will
automatically lead you to the person that is best for you and to the
circumstances that will help you develop. To insist that a specific
individual or a specific goal be attained through these methods is
limiting. There must always be the acknowledgment that you do not
consciously as yet realize the depths of yourself, the goals you have
set and the challenges, and this material should be used to open up your
inner horizons and to lead you in those directions toward which your
inner self has already set you. If you then egotistically, say - No
- this particular situation is what I want, then you may be blocking the
inner direction which has been meant for you." Session 403, Page 233
c c c
The Early Sessions, Book 9
"You cannot separate creative and psychic
ability." Session 444, Page 126
"Now when anything is wrong with your
body, it is trying to tell you something. And when you understand what
it is trying to say, and if you make an effort to do what is needed, the
symptoms are no longer needed as a method of communication. The body is
trying to tell you that you have a problem, and because you did not cope
with it, and denied it mentally, it is physically materialized in
symbolic body language." Session 502, Page 401
c c c
The Nature of Personal Reality
"Your emotions and your imagination both follow
your belief. When the belief vanishes then the same emotional context is
no longer entertained, and your imagination turns in other directions.
Beliefs automatically mobilize your emotional and imaginative powers.
Few beliefs are intellectual alone. When
you are examining the contents of your conscious mind, you must learn,
or recognize, the emotional and imaginative connotations that are
connected with a given idea."
Session 619, page 65
c c c
The Nature of the Psyche
"The [human] species has built into it all
of the knowledge, information, and data that it can possibly need under
any and all conditions. This heritage must be triggered psychically,
however, as a physical mechanism such as a music is triggered through
desire or intent."
Session 762, Page 36
"A tree does not have to ask for
nourishment from the ground or the sun, and so everything that you need
is available to you in your practical experience."
Session 800, Page 220
c c c
The Nature of Personal Reality
"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 can form joyous expressions in the world of
flesh." Session 613, Page 14
c c c
The Early Sessions, Book 4
"It goes without saying that you must bring to
all your experiences more than a mere wish to be different, more than a
mere curiosity. In order for you to operate effectively in any area
there must be in your makeup a strong, positive and definite desire to
benefit the race of man."
Session 185, Page 244
c c c
The Early Sessions, Book 6
"The one main test to be applied to these
sessions, to my advice and to the material is this: The sessions, the
material and your new knowledge must transform your psychic and physical
environment, your health and all aspects of your inner and outer life
for the better." Session 245, Page 56
|09-22-2005, 08:51 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Mallorca, Spain
I'm a big Seth fan, thanks for posting these.
Like Nietszche´s aphorisms, however, they should be used as arrowheads pointing to the author's complete books. The pulled quotes sometimes seem trite when standing alone, or can be easily misinterpreted when read out of context.
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