Exploring the multidimensional, multifaceted, and multi-awareness of Creation.
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- "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.
Now, because your conscious mind, as you think of it, is not aware of these activities, you do not identify with this inner portion of yourselves. You prefer to identify with the part of you who watches television or cooks or works — the part you think knows what it is doing. But this seemingly unconscious portion of yourself is far more knowledgeable, and upon its smooth functioning your entire physical existence depends.
This portion is conscious, aware, alert. It is you, so focused in physical reality, who do not listen to its voice, who do not understand that it is the great psychological strength from which your physically oriented self springs."
Jane Roberts/Seth1 0 0 1
- "Events from any given layer of consciousness are reflected in all other areas, each being actualized according to the characteristics of the given layer. As one dream is like a stone thrown into the pool of dream consciousness, so any act appears in this pool also in its own guise. Alternate focus allows you to perceive the many manifestations of any given act, the true multidimensional reality of a given thought. It enriches the normal consciousness.
You are active in these other layers whether or not you are aware of it. You learn not
only in physical life and in the dream state, but in these interior existences of which
you have no memory. Creative abilities of a specific nature, or healing abilities, are often
trained in this fashion, only then emerging into physical actuality. "
Jane Roberts/Seth1 0 0 0
- "The self that you know is but one fragment of your entire identity. These fragment
selves are not strung together, however, like beads of a string. They are more like the
various skins of an onion, or segments of an orange, all connected through the one
vitality and growing out into various realities while springing from the same source. I am not comparing personality to an orange or an onion, but I want to emphasize
that as these things grow from within outward, so does each fragment of the entire self.
You observe the outside aspect of objects. Your physical senses permit you to perceive
the exterior forms to which you then react, but your physical senses to some extent
force you to perceive reality in this manner, and the inside vitality within matter and
form is not so apparent. "
Jane Roberts/Seth1 0 0 0
- "Your planetary systems exist at once, simultaneously, both in time and in space. The
universe that you seem to perceive, either visually or through instruments, appears to
be composed of galaxies, stars, and planets, at various distances from you. Basically,
however, this is an illusion. Your senses and your very existence as physical creatures
program you to perceive the universe in such a way. The universe as you know it is
your interpretation of events as they intrude upon your three-dimensional reality. The
events are mental. This does not mean that you cannot travel to other planets, for
example, within that physical universe, any more than it means that you cannot use
tables to hold books, glasses, and oranges, although the table has no solid qualities of
its own. " Jane Roberts/Seth1 0 1 0
- "...while your normal waking
consciousness seems continual to you, and you are aware usually of no blank spots,
nevertheless it has great fluctuations. To a large extent it has memory only of itself and
its own perceptions. In normal consciousness, then, it seems as if there are no real
other kinds of consciousness, no other areas or levels. When it encounters "blank spots"
and "returns," it blots out awareness that the moment of nonfunction occurred.
It forgets the stumble. It cannot be aware of alternate kinds of consciousness while
being itself, unless methods are taken that allow it to recover from this amnesia.
It plays hopscotch in and out of reality. It is gone sometimes and you are not aware
of it. On such occasions your attention is focused elsewhere, in what you might call
mini-dreams or hallucinations, or associative and intuitive processes of thought that go
quite beyond normal focus.
In these lapses you are perceiving other kinds of reality - with other than normal
waking consciousness. When you return, you lose the thread. Normal waking
consciousness pretends there was never any break. This happens with some regularity,
and to varying degrees, from fifteen to fifty times an hour, according to your activities.
At various times many people do catch themselves, the experience being so vivid that
it leaps the gap, so to speak, with perception so intense that even normal waking
consciousness is made aware of it. These intervals are quite necessary to physical
consciousness. They are woven through the fabric of your awareness so cleverly and so
intimately that they color your psychic and feeling atmosphere.
Normal waking consciousness weaves in and out of this infinite supportive webwork.
Your inner experience is so intricate that verbally it almost impossible to describe.
Normal waking consciousness, while having memory of itself, obviously does not retain
all memory all of the time. It is said that memory of past events drops back into the
subconscious. It is still intensely alive, and by alive I mean living and active, although
you do not focus upon it.
Inner portions of your personality also have memory of all of your dreams. These
exist simultaneously, and suspended, so to speak, like lights over a dark city,
illuminating various portions of the psyche. These memory systems are all
interconnected. Now in the same way you have your memory of past lives, all quite
complete and all operating in the entire memory system.
In periods of conscious "blank spots" or certain fluctuations, these memory systems
are often perceived. As a rule the conscious mind with its own memory system will not
accept them. When a personality realizes that such other realities exist and that other
experiences with consciousness are possible, then he activates certain potentials within
himself. These alter electromagnetic connections both within the mind, the brain, and
even the perceptive mechanisms. They bring together reservoirs of energy and set up
pathways of activity, allowing the conscious mind to increase its degree of sensitivity to
such data. The conscious mind is set free of itself. To a large measure it undergoes a
metamorphosis, taking on greater functions. It is able to perceive, little by little, some of
the content before closed to it. It need no longer perceive the momentary "blank spots"
fearfully, as evidence of nonexistence.
The fluctuations mentioned earlier are often quite minute, yet highly significant. The
conscious mind knows well of its own fluctuating state. When once it is led to face this,
it finds not chaos, or worse, nonexistence, but the source of its own abilities and
strength. The personality then begins to use its own potential. "
Jane Roberts/Seth1 0 3 0
- "There are several things that I shall ask you to understand. You are not stuck in
time like a fly in a closed bottle, whose wings are therefore useless. You cannot trust
your physical senses to give you a true picture of reality. They are lovely liars, with such
a fantastic tale to tell that you believe it without question. You are sometimes wiser,
more creative, and far more knowledgeable when you are dreaming than when you are
Jane Roberts/Seth1 0 0 0
- "In other levels of reality, the rules of the game change. After death in your terms, you
are quite free perceptively. The future appears as clearly as the past. Even this is highly
complicated, however, for there is not just one past. You accept as real only certain
classifications of events and ignore others. We have mentioned events. There are also
probable pasts therefore, that exist quite outside your comprehension. You choose one
particular group of these, and latch upon this group of events as the only ones possible,
not realizing that you have selected from an infinite variety of past events.
There are then, obviously, probable futures and probable presents. I am trying to
discuss this in your terms, since basically, you must understand, the words -past,"
"present," and "future" are no more meaningful as far as true experience is concerned
than are the words "ego," "conscious," or "unconscious."
Not only are you part of other independent selves, each one focused in its own
reality, but there is a sympathetic relationship that exists. For example, because of this
relationship, your experience need not be limited by the physical perceptive
mechanisms. You can draw upon knowledge that belongs to these other independent
selves. You can learn to focus your attention away from physical reality, to learn new
methods of perception that will enable you to enlarge your concept of reality and greatly
expand your own experience.
It is only because you believe that physical existence is the only valid one, that it
does not occur to you to look for other realities."
Jane Roberts/Seth1 0 0 0