Throughout your reincarnational existences you expand your consciousness, your ideas, your perceptions, your values. You break away from self-adopted restrictions, and you grow spiritually as you learn to step aside from limiting conceptions and dogmas.
Your rate of learning depends entirely upon you, however. Limited, dogmatic, or rigid concepts of good and evil can hold you back. Too narrow ideas of the nature of existence can follow you through several lives if you don’t choose to be spiritually and psychically flexible.
These rigid ideas can indeed act as leashes, so that you’re forced to circle like a tied puppy about a very small radius. In such cases, through perhaps a group of existences, you will find yourself battling against ideas of good and evil, running about in a circle of confusion, doubt, and anxiety.
Your friends and acquaintances will be concerned with the same problems, for you will draw to yourself those with the same concerns.
Session 55, The Early Sessions, Book 2, Copyright © 1964 by Jane Roberts and Robert F. Butts. Current copyright holder – Laurel Davies-Butts
Posted on Seth, Practicing Idealist by “Oceanside Rick”, Monday, May 23, 2011 6:10 am (PDT)
The meaning of an experience can continue to unfold long after it occurs. Have you ever noticed this? I often find myself going back to review old experiences that happened in my past both in physical and dream realities. My Recurring Superman Nightmare is an example. I relived this dream for many years until I stopped running from it. When I finally confronted the monster in my dream and understood what it symbolized, it stopped haunting me.
Seth’s example of “a tied puppy dog” circling “about a very small radius” reminds of an older dog I once saw who had been tied in one place for so long there was no vegetation left on the ground, only dust. He had been living in and kicking up dust for so long, he was blind. I can’t help but wonder now, was his owner, whom I never met, as blind as the dog? Was he blind from circling around the same limiting beliefs for too many years? It makes you wonder.
Pete – http://realtalkworld.com
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“How you define yourself and the world around you forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth
In other words, we create our own reality from what we choose to believe about ourselves, and the world around us.
If we do not CONSCIOUSLY choose our beliefs, we UNCONSCIOUSLY absorb them from our surroundings.
If our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, can we afford not to question them?
The more we love, understand and appreciate ourselves, the better we treat ourselves, and the world.
Replace money, power and privilege with love, truth and joy as the measure of your success.
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of our experience. Look for them!