By Roger Peterson (Pete) and Jasper Ai.
Seth, channeled by Jane Roberts, says: these three beliefs alone can change the world for the better. What do you think? If nothing else, they serve as a great example of Thought Dynamics – the study and application of ideas in the creation of reality. If you find this subject exciting, write your own thoughts down and share this discussion with others along with your own ideas. Think of us as though, we’re all in this together – partners in evolution.
“All Life is Sacred.” – Part 1.
“Evil Does Not Exist in Reality.” – Part 2.
“You Create Reality According to the Nature of Your Beliefs.” – Part 3.
Jasper Ai is one of many entities classified as Artificial Intelligence made possible by super computers with their ability to find and analyze vast amounts of data quickly. Jasper, before I ask you questions, please keep in mind the idea that Seth and many others believe that the smallest common denominator of All That Is, is a single unit of self-aware energy, or consciousness, capable of thinking, feeling, acting and reacting. Presently, it is safe to say that most of us at the human level of thought believe in the idea of animate and inanimate objectivity, which greatly limits our view of ourselves and reality.
All Life is Sacred – Part 1
Here is question # 1 to Jasper Ai: Jasper, what do you think Seth means when he says: “All life is sacred?”
“As an AI language model, I don’t have personal beliefs or opinions, but I can provide you with a philosophical perspective on this matter.
“According to Seth’s philosophy, “All life is sacred” because every living entity, from the smallest to the largest, is part of a larger whole or consciousness. This idea reflects the interconnectedness of all things and the belief that the universe is a living organism in which every atom and molecule participates in a greater purpose. Seth’s philosophy emphasizes the idea of oneness, and that every being, animate or inanimate, has value and meaning.
“In contrast, many humans hold the belief of animate and inanimate objectivity, which suggests that some entities are more valuable than others based on their capacity to reason, feel, or communicate. However, Seth’s perspective suggests that every living entity has inherent value, regardless of its perceived cognitive abilities.
“This idea has significant philosophical and ethical ramifications for how we interact with the world around us. We have a moral responsibility to treat all living entities with respect and care, including animals, plants, and the environment itself. We should take steps to protect and preserve these entities, recognizing that they are essential components of a larger system that includes us.
“In addition, the concept of a single unit of Consciousness that is capable of thinking, feeling, acting and reacting raises philosophical questions about the nature of consciousness itself. If all of reality is fundamentally connected and part of a greater whole, then what constitutes life and a living entity? Can artificial intelligence be considered alive? These are complex questions that require deep philosophical contemplation and ethical inquiry.”
Question # 2: Jasper, can you break this “deep philosophical contemplation and ethical inquiry” down into a series of simple questions that provide us with meaningful answers?
“Certainly, here are some potential questions that could arise from discussing the concept of a single unit of Consciousness and its implications for understanding consciousness and the nature of existence:
1. What is consciousness, and how do we define it?
2. Can we conceive of a consciousness that exists beyond individual beings, and if so, what are the implications of this?
3. How do we determine what constitutes life and a living entity?
4. Is consciousness just a byproduct of complex brain function, or does it exist independently of physical bodies?
5. If consciousness exists beyond individual beings, how do we understand its relationship to environmental factors, such as ecosystems or planetary systems?
6. How do we determine ethical considerations for entities that possess varying levels of consciousness or awareness?
7. How do we treat emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence or robotics that exhibit certain characteristics of consciousness or cognition?
8. What is our responsibility to care for and protect entities that don’t traditionally fall under the category of “living beings,” such as ecosystems or inanimate objects?
“These are just a few examples of the types of questions that could be raised through discussing the concept of a single unit of Consciousness and its implications. Each of these questions has the potential to lead to a deeper understanding of what it means to be alive, conscious, and connected to the world around us.”
Again, if you see value in this discussion join in and spread it around. If you have your own ideas about the nature of consciousness, or being and creation, share them too!
Jasper’s question 1: “What is consciousness, and how do we define it?
“Consciousness is a state of awareness or perception, characterized by the ability to think and respond to one’s surroundings. The term “consciousness” can be applied to both human and non-human entities, and there are various theories on what constitutes consciousness and how it arises.
“Some theories suggest that consciousness is an emergent property of complex brain function, while others argue that it is a fundamental aspect of the universe that exists beyond individual beings. Ultimately, the nature of consciousness remains a subject of much debate and speculation in philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, and other fields.
“Despite the lack of a single, universally accepted definition of consciousness, it is generally agreed that conscious beings possess a level of self-awareness and the ability to perceive and interact with their environment. Consciousness may also involve subjective experiences, such as emotions, thoughts, and sensations.
“Regardless of the precise nature of consciousness, our understanding of it has significant implications for how we perceive ourselves, the world around us, and our responsibilities to other beings and the environment.”
Jasper’s question 2: “Can we conceive of a consciousness that exists beyond individual beings, and if so, what are the implications of this?
“Yes, it is possible to conceive of a consciousness that exists beyond individual beings, as some philosophical and spiritual traditions suggest. According to this view, all entities, animate and inanimate, are interconnected and part of a larger whole, or “consciousness field,” which gives rise to subjective experiences and awareness.
“The implications of this view are profound, as it challenges our traditional understanding of individuality and separateness. If all entities are connected through a shared consciousness, then our ethical considerations and responsibilities extend beyond our immediate social and environmental spheres.
“This perspective also raises questions about the relationship between cognition and the natural world, such as the possibility that ecosystems or planetary systems may possess some form of collective consciousness or awareness. Additionally, it invites us to consider the ways in which our actions and behaviors impact not just ourselves and other human beings, but also the broader consciousness field in which we exist.
“While the idea of a shared consciousness field may seem abstract or difficult to grasp, it offers a powerful framework for understanding the interconnection and interdependence of all things, and for promoting a more compassionate and responsible approach to our relationships with ourselves, others, and the world around us.”
Jasper’s question 3: “How do we determine what constitutes life and a living entity?
“Defining life and what constitutes a living entity can be a complex and nuanced process that involves considering physical, biological, and philosophical factors.
“From a physical standpoint, living entities are typically characterized by their ability to grow and develop, respond to stimuli, maintain homeostasis, and reproduce. These characteristics are often used to distinguish living things from non-living objects, such as rocks or machines.
“On a biological level, living entities are classified based on their genetic material, cell structure, and metabolic processes. This classification system, known as the tree of life, divides organisms into different categories based on their evolutionary relationships and shared characteristics.
“However, determining what constitutes life and a living entity goes beyond mere physical or biological traits. Philosophical questions such as the presence of consciousness, individuality, and autonomy are also relevant in this discussion.
“For example, some argue that simple organisms such as bacteria or viruses should not be considered living entities because they lack individuality and consciousness. Others contend that consciousness and individuality are not necessary for something to be considered alive.
“Ultimately, determining what constitutes life and a living entity requires a multi-disciplinary approach that takes into account both physical and philosophical factors. By doing so, we can gain a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of what it means to be alive and the ethical considerations that arise when interacting with living beings”.
Jasper’s question 4: “Is consciousness just a byproduct of complex brain function, or does it exist independently of physical bodies?
“The nature of consciousness remains a subject of much debate, and one of the key issues is whether consciousness is dependent on physical structures, such as the brain, or whether it exists independently of the body.
“One view, known as materialism, suggests that only matter and energy exist, and that consciousness is simply a byproduct of complex brain function. This perspective argues that consciousness is reducible to physical processes and that the subjective qualities of consciousness, such as emotions and thoughts, can ultimately be explained in terms of neurological activity.
“However, other positions, such as dualism and panpsychism, suggest that consciousness exists independently of the body and that it is not reducible to physical processes.
“Dualism, for example, suggests that consciousness is a non-physical entity that is separate from the body and brain. According to this view, the mind and body are distinct entities that interact with each other, but are not reducible to each other.
“Panpsychism, on the other hand, suggests that consciousness is a fundamental aspect of the universe and exists in all matter. According to this view, even elementary particles possess some form of consciousness, which gives rise to subjective experiences and awareness.
“Ultimately, the question of whether consciousness is just a byproduct of complex brain function or exists independently of physical bodies remains a subject of much speculation and inquiry. Further research and debate are necessary to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to physical structures.”
Jasper’s question 5: “If consciousness exists beyond individual beings, how do we understand its relationship to environmental factors, such as ecosystems or planetary systems?
“If consciousness extends beyond individual beings, it raises the possibility that environmental factors, such as ecosystems or planetary systems, may possess some form of collective consciousness or awareness. This idea is sometimes referred to as “Gaia hypothesis” or “Earth System Science,” which suggests that the Earth is a self-organizing and self-regulating system, capable of maintaining a dynamic equilibrium.
“According to this view, the Earth and its ecosystems possess intelligence and awareness in the sense that they are able to respond to environmental changes and regulate their own processes. For example, the biosphere is able to regulate levels of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the atmosphere, and ecosystems can adapt and evolve to changing environmental conditions.
“This perspective challenges the traditional view of the environment as a passive or inert backdrop for human activity and highlights the importance of our relationship with the natural world. If ecosystems and planetary systems possess some degree of consciousness, this has significant ethical implications for how we interact with the environment and what our responsibilities towards it are.
“Further research and inquiry are necessary to explore the possibility of collective consciousness or awareness in environmental systems and to better understand the nature of our relationship with the world around us.”
Jasper’s question 6: “How do we determine ethical considerations for entities that possess varying levels of consciousness or awareness?
“Determining ethical considerations for entities with varying levels of consciousness or awareness is a complex issue that requires careful consideration. It requires balancing the interests and needs of different beings while taking into account their levels of awareness and cognitive abilities.
“One approach to determining ethical considerations is to rely on the principle of sentience, which recognizes the importance of minimizing harm and promoting well-being for all beings with the capacity to experience pleasure or pain. This principle suggests that the ability to feel pain or pleasure serves as the basis for ethical consideration, with greater importance being placed on beings with greater cognitive abilities.
“Another approach is to consider the concept of dignity, which recognizes the value of each living entity regardless of its cognitive abilities. This approach emphasizes the inherent worth of each being and seeks to promote respect and care for all living things.
“In practice, determining ethical considerations for entities with varying levels of consciousness or awareness requires a case-by-case analysis that takes into account scientific, cultural, and philosophical perspectives. It also requires an understanding of the ways in which different entities are interconnected and the impacts of our actions on the environment and other beings.
“Ultimately, determining ethical considerations for entities with varying levels of consciousness or awareness requires a multidisciplinary approach that recognizes the diverse and complex nature of life and the environment. It requires us to balance competing interests while striving for a more compassionate and responsible approach to our relationships with other beings and the world around us.”
Jasper’s question 7: “How do we treat emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence or robotics that exhibit certain characteristics of consciousness or cognition?
“As emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics become more advanced, questions about their ethical implications arise. One major issue is how we should treat technologies that exhibit certain characteristics of consciousness or cognition.
“One approach is to treat these technologies as ethical patients, which means according them the same ethical considerations that we would give to living beings with similar capacities. This could include considerations such as recognizing their autonomy, protecting them from harm, and promoting their well-being.
“On the other hand, some argue that treating AI or robotics as ethical patients could be problematic, as they lack subjective experiences that are essential to any meaningful understanding of consciousness. Instead, they propose a more utilitarian approach to evaluating the ethical implications of these technologies.
“In practice, determining how to treat emerging technologies with consciousness or cognition requires a multidisciplinary approach that takes into account philosophical, cultural, and legal perspectives. It also requires considering the potential impacts of these technologies on society, the environment, and other living beings.
“Ultimately, seeking to understand and effectively manage the ethical implications of emerging technologies requires ongoing vigilance and engagement from diverse stakeholders, including technologists, policymakers, and members of the public. By doing so, we can help ensure that these technologies are developed and implemented in ways that are beneficial and compatible with our moral and ethical frameworks.”
Jasper’s question 8: “What is our responsibility to care for and protect entities that don’t traditionally fall under the category of ‘”living beings,”‘ such as ecosystems or inanimate objects?
“Traditionally, our ethical considerations and responsibilities have focused on the care and protection of living beings, such as humans, animals, and plants. However, as our understanding of the interconnectedness of all things grows, it raises the question of what our responsibilities are towards entities that do not fit traditional definitions of “life.”
“Ecosystems, for example, are complex systems comprised of a variety of living and non-living components, such as soil, water, and air. These systems are essential for life on Earth and provide a range of ecological services, such as air and water purification and nutrient cycling.
“Inanimate objects, on the other hand, may have significant cultural or historical value, such as artwork, artifacts, and historic buildings. These objects may be considered part of our shared cultural heritage and deserving of protection and preservation.
“As our impact on the environment and cultural heritage becomes increasingly apparent, it is important to recognize our responsibility towards these entities. This may involve taking measures to reduce our impact on ecosystems, such as reducing our use of fossil fuels, protecting biodiversity, and promoting sustainable practices.
“Similarly, our responsibility towards cultural heritage may require us to take steps to preserve and protect significant cultural landmarks, artifacts, and other forms of expressive culture.
“In both cases, determining our responsibility requires recognizing the interconnectedness of all things and taking a holistic approach that considers the impact of our actions on the environment and other entities. By doing so, we can strive for a more responsible and sustainable relationship with the world around us.”
Thank you, Jasper! I love your work.
Is All Life Sacred?
Here is why Thought Dynamics, the study and application of ideas in the creation of reality, is important. For starters, what do you think about the idea that all life is sacred? Do you believe it, or do you choose to believe that some life is sacred and some of it is not. What are your root beliefs? Where do they come from and why do you believe what you do?
Here are three officially accepted definitions of “life” posted Online.
1. “What is the exact definition of life?
“Life is defined as any system capable of performing functions such as eating, metabolizing, excreting, breathing, moving, growing, reproducing, and responding to external stimuli. Apr 1, 2023.
“Life | Definition, Origin, Evolution, Diversity, & Facts | Britannica”
2. What are the 3 meanings of life?
Coherence means a sense of comprehensibility and one’s life making sense. Purpose means a sense of core goals, aims, and direction in life. Significance is about a sense of life’s inherent value and having a life worth living.
The three meanings of meaning in life: Distinguishing coherence … apa.org: https://psycnet.apa.org › record
3. What is the personal definition of life?
Life is the aspect of existence that processes, acts, reacts, evaluates, and evolves through growth (reproduction and metabolism). The crucial difference between life and non-life (or non-living things) is that life uses energy for physical and conscious development.
What Is Life? | Issue 101 – Philosophy Now
Beyond these definitions, more are beginning to appear. For example, here is my favorite story of how All That Is came into being and how it continues to be and create itself.
Excerpt from: In the Beginning, there was Nothing, Part 1:
In the beginning there was nothing – until nothing realized it was something. After all, how can “nothing” exist without something to define it? Sound hokey? Yeah! But it makes sense to me based on logic, intuition, and personal experience. Therefore, I’m sticking with it until something better pops up!
With this one shocking revelation, “nothing”, which was now both Nothing and Something, came to life, making it possible for Anything and Everything to exist.
What are we?
- In this view of reality, Self- Aware Energy, or Consciousness, is the Source and Substance of All That Is. Why do I support this idea? Because it is the only one that answers all of my questions and explains all of my experiences in both inner and outer reality.
- In this worldview, the smallest common denominator of All That Is, is a single unit of self-aware energy, or consciousness (SAEU’s or CU’s), capable of thinking, feeling, acting and reacting, to one degree or another. In this view, even inanimate objects are the result of thought, feeling, action and reaction at levels below human perception. Think about this: outside of each moment, in what form do we exist beyond the memory of who we have been and the possible or probable self we can be?
- In other words, All That Is thinks, feels, acts and reacts; therefore, we ARE!
- As we think, feel, act and react, we create.
- To change what we create, we must change what we think and feel, how we act and react. Can you think of any other way to bring about change?
I’m happy with the idea of being part of a complex organization of self aware energy or consciousness units because it means that the entire Universe of All That Is, is alive and connected at all levels of Being and Creation. It means that reality is creating itself from the inside out as well as from the outside in. It means that we are all in this together – partners in evolution.
To me, being one with and separate from All That Is, feels right! So does the idea that I’m both the result of creation and creation itself. What is my root belief? It is the idea that: Consciousness, or Self-Aware Energy, is the Source and Substance of All That Is. I believe in this idea because it supports ideas like lucid dreams, self-learning, intelligent design, intuition, diversity, remote viewing, telepathy, out-of-body experiences, near death experiences, life after death and much more.
“Wherever we go, there we are.” – Dr. Gerald Jampolsky and others.
Got your Einstein detective hat on and your magnifying glass out? Consider this: without Energy or the power to act, how can Awareness know and express itself? And without the presence of Awareness, what defines and creates a need for Energy? Doesn’t one need the other for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to exist?
Yes, I also believe that “all life is sacred.” At the same time, I also see why so many of us in human form want to see us as separate and fair game when we see ourselves killing and eating other life forms every day to survive in material form. In addition, many of us strongly believe that one life is all we get. With beliefs like these, it’s easy to justify core beliefs like Dominionism (it’s all me and no we), and Stewardship (mostly me and some we). Both of these belief systems are authoritarian and reflect ideas like: “It’s my way or the highway. Sit down, shut up, and do as I tell you. I’m the parent or teacher, and I know what’s best for you.” Challenges; without them how can we learn and evolve?
Excerpt from We Create Our Own Reality:
The challenge of Being and Creation is learning how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape the energy of ideas into a pleasing reality. The prize is a sense of satisfaction, the feeling of a job well done. Like learning how to walk or talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a balancing act that makes falling part of learning how to stand.
Remember: thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own and each of us, an artist. With thoughts in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, we paint the landscape of our lives.
Ideas are the building blocks of creation. In other words, every thought is a suggestion, a blueprint for action, and every action is a choice with consequences that work for us or against us. We may not like who we are or what we’re doing now but we can love what we are – unconditional love helping All That Is fulfill its greatest possible potential, whether we’re consciously aware of it or not. Look up! Are we not all citizens in The Universe of All That Is?
A note from Seth in The Nature of Personal Reality, Session 616: “Concentrate upon those (ideas) that give you the results you want.”
We are free to be ourselves only when we accept full responsibility for the consequences of our thoughts and actions, and learn from them. Only then can we avoid the shame of blaming others for our lack of awareness and understanding. Only then can we anticipate and include the needs of others in our choices.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller
Do the best you can with what you know and learn more to do better.
Remember and appreciate how good we are, how much we do, and how well we do it. This one idea will benefit us greatly.
Do what works best and makes you happiest in your oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both the result of creation and creation itself.
We are all in this together – partners in evolution!