Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seth on What To Do When Told You Have a Short Time to Live

NOPR, The Nature of Personal Reality, Session 646
Seth: No man or woman consciously knows for sure which day will be the last for him or her in this particular life, that each calls the present one. Mortality with its birth and death is the framework in which the soul, for now, is expressed in flesh.

Birth and death, then, have their function, intensifying and focusing your attention. Life seems more dear in your terms, corporeal terms, because of the existence of death. It seems obvious, but the full enjoyment of life would be impossible in the FRAMEWORK, NOW, of earthly reality without the knowledge of death.

You have been given an opportunity to study life and to experience it more fully than you ever have before in this existence. Its intensity and brilliance, its contrasts and similarities, its joys and its sorrows, are here for you to perceive, whose eyes are opened by the fact of the doctor’s pronouncement.

Now I tell you: That intensification, appreciated and understood, and the experience of life and living, accepted unconditionally, can bring you in this lifetime another birth in which the doctor's pronouncements are meaningless. Spiritually the death sentence given you is another chance at life, if you are freely able to accept life with all of its conditions and to feel its full dimensions, for that alone will rejuvenate your spiritual and physical self.

NOPR, The Nature of Personal Reality, Session 646The Nature of Personal Reality, Session 646

© Laurel Butts

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Seth/Jane Roberts, Deleted SESSION 853, THE PERSONAL SESSIONS

The Personal Sessions, Book 5, page 33-34 (Also known as the Deleted Sessions)

Seth: SESSION 853, 5/14/79, found in both MASS EVENTS and THE PERSONAL SESSIONS, BOOK 5

Seth: Generally speaking, creativity has feminine connotations in your society, while power has masculine connotations, and is largely thought of as destructive.

Your scientists are generally, now, intellectually oriented, believing in reason above the intuitions, taking it for granted that those qualities are opposites. They cannot imagine, life's "initial" creative source, for in their terms it would remind them of creativity's feminine basis. In the framework of this discussion, now, only, you have a male's universe. It is a universe endowed with male characteristics as these appear in the male-female orientations of your history. The universe seems to have no meaning because the male "intellect" alone cannot discern meaning, since it must take nothing for granted. Even though certain characteristics of the universe are most apparent, they must be ignored.

You must understand I know that the terms male and female here are being used as they are generally understood, and have nothing to do with the basic characteristics of either sex.

In those terms, the male-oriented intellect wants to order the universe, name its parts, and so forth. It wants to ignore the creative aspects of the universe, however, which are everywhere apparent, and it first of all believes that it must divorce itself from any evidence of feeling. You have in your history then a male god of power and vengeance, who killed your enemies for you. You have a prejudiced god, who will for example slay the Egyptians on behalf of the Jews...

The male god is a god of power. He is not a god of creativity.
Now, creativity has always been the species' closest connection with its own source, with the nature of its own being. Through creativity the species senses All That Is. Creativity goes by a different set of rules, however. It defies categories, and it insists upon the evidence of feeling. It is a source of revelation and inspiration--but revelation and inspiration do not initially deal with power, but with knowing.  

So what happens often in your society when men or women have creative bents, and good minds to boot?

You run into many contradictions.
God is supposed to be male. The soul is sometimes considered female. The angels are male. Now let us look at the Garden of Eden. The story says that Eve tempted the male, having him eat of the tree of good and evil, or the tree of knowledge. This represented a state of consciousness, the point at which the species began to think and feel for itself when it approached a certain state of consciousness in which it dared exert its own creativity.

This is difficult to verbalize. It was a state when the species became aware of its own thoughts as its own thoughts, and became conscious of the self who thinks. That point released man's creativity. In your terms it was the product of the feminine intuitions (though, as you know, such intuitions belong to both sexes). When the passages were written, the species had  come to various states of order, achieving certain powers and organizations; it wanted to maintain the status quo. No more intuitive visions, no more  changes, were wanted. Creativity was to follow certain definite roads, so the woman became the villain.

Seth, Deleted SESSION 853, 5/14/79, in both MASS EVENTS and THE PERSONAL SESSIONS, BOOK 5

© Laurel Butts