Seth speaks about...
Chapter 12 - Reincarnational Relationships
Seth speaks about learning through reincarnation
"Throughout your reincarnational existences, you expand your consciousness, your ideas, your perceptions, your values. You break away from self-adopted restrictions, and you grow spiritually, as you learn to step aside from limiting conceptions and dogmas.
Your rate of learning depends entirely on you however, limited, dogmatic, or rigid concepts of good and bad can hold you back. Too narrow ideas of the nature of existence can follow you through several lives, if you do not choose to be spiritually and pyschically flexible.These rigid ideas can act as leashes, in such cases, through perhaps a group of existences, you will find yourself battling against ideas of good and evil, running about in a circle of doubt, confusion and anxiety. Your friends and acquaintances will be concerned with the same problems, for you will draw to yourself, those with the same concerns... Many of your ideas of good and evil are hightly distortive and shadow all understanding you have of the nature of reality.
If you form a guilt in your mind, then it is a reality for you, and you must work it out. But many of you form guilts for which there is no adequate cause, and you saddle yourself with these guilts without reason. In your dimension there 'appears' to be a wild assortment of evils. Let me tell you, he who hates an evil merely creates another one.
It is often difficult for you to perceive that alll events work towards creativity, or to trust in the spontaneous creativity of your own natures.
Someone very well known once said "turn the other cheek, if you are attacked." The original meaning of that remark, however, should be understood. Yo should turn the other cheek because you realise that the attacker only attacks himself.
Then you are free and the reaction is a good one. If you turn the other cheek without this understanding and feel resentful, or it you turn the other cheek out of a feeling of pseudomoral superiority, then the reaction is far from adequate.
To apply to reincarnational relationshis this is all is highly pertinent to your current daily experience. If you hate another person, that hate may bind you to him through as many lives as you allow that hate to consume you. You draw to yourself in this existence and all others, those qualities upon which you concern your attention. If you vividly concern yourself with the injustices that you feel have been done to you, then you attract more such experience, then it will be mirrored in your next existence.
Although it is true that there is time for understanding and contemplation between lives, those who do not take advantage of such opportunities in this life, will not do so when it is over."
"Your thoughts and everyday experience contain the answers. Any successes in this life, any abilities, have been worked out through past experience. They are yours by right. You worked to develop them. If you look about you at your relatives, friends, acquaintances, and business associates, you will see what kind of person you are, for you are drawn to them, as they are drawn to you, through very basic inner similarities.
If you examine your thoughts for five minutes at various times during the day for several times a month, you will indeed receive a correct impression of the kind of life you have arranged for yourself in the next existence, If you are not pleased with what you discover, then you had better begin changing the nature of your thoughts and feelings."
To die with hatred for any cause or people, or for any reason, is a great disadvantage. You have all kinds of opportunities now to recreate your personal experience in more beneficial ways, and to change your world."
"Only true compassion and love will lead to an understanding of the nature of good, and only these qualities will serve to annihilate the erroneous and distortive concepts of evil."
Stories of the beginning and the multidimensional God
"If you have any intuitive understanding as yet concerning the nature of the entity or the whole self, you will see that it has placed you in a position in which certain abilities, insights, and experience can be realized, and in which your unique kind of consciousness can be nurtured.
Your slightest experience has far more repurcussions within this multidimensional environment than the physical brain can conceive. For if you are intensely preoccupied with what may sem to be one ifinitemsimally aspect of reality, and while you seem to be completely embedded in it, only the most 'surface' elements of the self are so entranced. I do not like the term 'surface in this regard, though I have used it to suggest the multidinous portions of the self that are otherwise engaged - some of them as entranced in their reality as you are in yours. The entity, the true multidimensional self, is aware of all its experiences, and this knowledge is to some extent available to these other portions of the self, including of course, the physical self as you know it.
These various portions of self will eventually (in your terms) become fully aware. Period this awareness will automatically alter what now seems to be their nature and add to the multiplicitude of existence."
Seth speaks about how ideas of ourselves maintain our physical selves in time and space...
"Your own phsyical image is the materialisation of your idea bout yourself within the properties of matter. Without the idea of yourself, your physical image would not be; yet often it is all you are aware of. The initial power and energy of that idea of yourself keeps your image alive. Ideas then, are far more important than you realize. If you will try and accept the idea that your own existence is multidimensional, that you dwell within the medium of infinite probabilities, then you may catch a slight glimpse of the reality that is behind the word 'God' and you may understand why it is almost impossible to capture a true understanding of that concept in words."
Judas for example, was not a man in your terms. He was - like all the other Disciples, a blessed, created, "fragment personality" formed by the Christ personality. He represented the self -betrayer. He dramatised a portion of each indivudual's personality that focuses upon physical reality in a grasping manner, and denies the inner self out of greed.
Each one of the 12 represented qualities of personality that belong to one individual, and Christ, as you know him, represented the inner self. The 12, therefore, plus Christ as you know him, represented an individual earthly personality - the inner self- and 12 main characteristics connected with the egostical self."
Seth speaks about the nature of God
God can only be experienced, and you experience Him whether or not you realise it, through your own existence. He is not male or female however. In the most inescapable truth, he is not human in your terms at all, nor in our terms is He a personality. Your ideas of personality are too limited to contain the multitudinous facets of His multidimensional existence.
"Act as if you were already happy and that will tend to make you happy." - Dale Carnegie
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