While man’s works may often certainly appear destructive, you must not blame man’s intent, nor must you ever make the error of confusing man with his works.
For many well-intentioned artists, with the best of intentions, produce at times shoddy works of art, all the more disappointing and deplorable to them because of the initial goodness of their intent.
Their lack of knowledge and techniques and methods then become quite clear. By concentrating too deeply upon the world of newspapers and the negative reports of man’s actions, it is truly easy to lose sight of what I tell you is each man’s and each woman’s basic good intent.
That intent may be confused – poorly executed, tangled amid conflicts of beliefs, strangled by the bloody hands of murders-and wars-and yet no man or woman ever loses it.
That represents the hope of the species, and it has forever remained lit, like a bright light within each member of the species; and that good intent is handed down through the generations. It is far more potent, that illumination, than any hates or national grudges that may also be passed along.
It is imperative for any peace of mind that you believe in the existence of man’s innate good intent.
Now: Make distinction in your mind between man and his works. Argue all you want against his works, as you read in your newspapers of errors, stupidities, treachery or war…
To identify man with his poorest works is to purposefully seek out the mars, the mistakes of a fine artist, and then to condemn him.
To do this is to condemn yourselves personally.
From Session 799, The Nature of the Psyche – It’s Human Expression.
A Seth book by Jane Roberts and Robert Butts. Current copyright holder – Laurel Davies-Butts.
If we’re all different forms of aware energy, isn’t it true that we’re both one with and separate from All That Is, we’re both products of creation and creation itself? If this is so then, as Seth says, to condemn others is to condemn ourselves.
Here’s an interesting thought. If we believe everything is comprised of energy and energy is free-flowing, why, when it comes to us, do we think of ourselves as unchanging or so difficult to change we don’t even try? When we define ourselves by our experiences, instead of learn from them, this is what we do. No act or experience is bad if we learn something good from it. Nor, do we have anything to feel sorry about when we look at all experiences as opportunities to learn and grow. When we define ourselves by our experiences, instead of learn from them, we harden the definition of who we are into reality. What do you think will work best for you, to define yourself by your experiences or learn from them?
Pete – https://realtalkworld.com/
“How you define yourself and the world around you, forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth