(At the beginning of the evening, two of the couples in the class announced their forthcoming marriages. Class then got into a discussion of marriage and its place, or lack of place, in today’s society. Seth entered the conversation:)
“You form your society. Your society is not some thing, regardless of what you have been taught. You form society. You are born into a given set of circumstances, but within those circumstances, you are individual, and from the time you learn how to speak and relate with others, you are a part of what you call your society.
“You form your society. Your individual beliefs and reactions to others form your society. Your society does not change by itself. You change society. Your ideas about society change it. When you think about society and then react, you change that society. You add to a given set of circumstances, for you change that given set of circumstances.
“Society simply represents a point of tension in exterior terms, between inner groups of individuals and their exterior relations. Society is not like a block of cement into which you are born, and that holds you. You are born into a given set of circumstances, which you then act upon. You change society, or you do not change it. But the individual is the beginning and the cause, and there is no society without individuals.
“You are very actively, this evening, examining your society, and that is creative, and vital, and good. You add to society. You are not at its mercy. It is not something outside of yourselves; you are a part of it. Any time you speak or agree or disagree, you are a part of society, and you are contributing to change or to lack of change.
“The same applies, of course, in political terms. You cannot blame ‘the government’ for anything, for that ‘government’ is a term that is meaningless. It applies to individuals. The individuals in your nation are reflecting your private behavior. you find it shocking. You cheat in your own ways. The leaders have a greater opportunity. You use self-justification in your small cheating, and they simply use more gigantic self-justification in their cheating, and in their activities you see spread across the newspaper for the world to see — your own private acts, only this time, magnified.
“You cheat at your income taxes. You think it is funny. So you have a president who is a cheat and a liar! Then look to yourselves, for he is the reflection of what your nation has become — one reflection — one reflection only. There are better reflections, thank heaven!
“For you are not all liars, and you are not all cheaters. And you lie in one area of your life and be truthful in another. But until you learn to recognize your own individuality, and to realize that you form your reality, you will place the blame upon others. At the same time, you will not be able to accept your own joy, or your own creativity.
“Your marriage contracts, or lack of them, are the result of your beliefs. Those contracts, and those non-contracts are changing the society in which you live. The society is not changing you. You are changing it.
“Honesty of emotion is not only a spiritual concept, it is a bodily concept. Your cells have supreme honesty and integrity that only hopefully, in the future, your minds may learn. Let your souls therefore yearn after the integrity and honesty of the cells, for they do not justify and they do not cheat. They are aware of their own glorious vitality. They are themselves and yet they cooperate in the society of your body, and your body represents the most beautiful society that you will ever know, for it is composed of individual consciousness, each unique, and yet each cooperating in a supreme venture.”
Seth (ESP Class, 3-5-74) Class Transcript
Every thought is a suggestion, a blueprint for action and this makes every idea a potential building block in the creation of reality. In other words, 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. Create a great day!
From a spiritual perspective, there is no right or wrong, good or bad; there just IS! There is what we like and don’t like, what works for us, and what doesn’t, what makes us happy and what doesn’t, in our oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both products of creation and creation itself. To be, we must create. To create, we must be.
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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
“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 choose to 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 create reality, can we afford not to question them?
The more we love and understand ourselves, the better we treat ourselves and the world.
Bless us all with love and understanding!
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of our experience. Look for them!