Many people want to change the world for the better, but that ideal seems so awe-inspiring that they think they can make no headway unless they perform some great acts of daring or heroism, or envision themselves in some political or religious place of power, or promote an uprising or rebellion. The ideal seems so remote and unreachable that, again, sometimes any means, however reprehensible, eventually can seem justified (see Seth on Fanaticism – Part 1, Seth on Fanaticism).
To change the world for the better, you must begin by changing your own life. There is no other way.
You begin by accepting your own worth as a part of the universe, and by granting every other being that same recognition. You begin by honoring life in all of its forms. You begin by changing your thoughts toward your contemporaries, your country, your family, your working companions. If the ideal of loving your neighbor like yourself seems remote, you will at least absolutely refrain from killing your neighbor — and your neighbor is any other person on the face of the planet (louder).
You cannot love your neighbor, in fact, until you love yourself, and if you believe that it is wrong to love yourself, then you are indeed unable to love anyone else.
For a start, you must acknowledge your existence in the framework of nature. To do that, you must recognize the vast cooperative processes that connect each species with each other one. If you truly use your prerogatives as individuals in your country then you can exert far more power in normal daily living than you do now. Every time you affirm the rightness of your own existence, you help others because your mental states are part of the planet’s psychic atmosphere.
Session 870, The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events. Copyright 1981 by Jane Roberts and Robert F. Butts. Current copyright holder – Laurel Davies-Butts.
As children, when we’re told by authorities that we’re bad and we can’t trust ourselves, what are we going to think? How are we going to feel? How are we going to behave?
When we allow ourselves to believe in evil, we see it everywhere. Every idea is a suggestion or blueprint for action. As Seth says, to change what we create, we must change what we think.
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“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Instead of money, power and privilege, would love, truth and joy be better measures of success? One isolates us in the material world of separation, scarcity and competition while the other encourages us to see our oneness with All That Is. Using love, truth and joy as our measure of success provides us with a moral compass. It encourages us to live for the love of Being and Creation, not run from the fear of suffering and death. It inspires us to look for and bring out what’s best in ourselves.
“How you define yourself and the world around you, forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth
In other words, we create reality from what we think and feel about ourselves and All That Is.
If we don’t consciously choose our beliefs, we unconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.
If our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create reality, can we afford not to question them?
The more we love and understand ourselves, the better we treat ourselves and All That Is.
Bless us all with love and understanding!
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of our experience. Look for them!