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Seth – Physical Reality Emerges from Subjective Reality

“When I speak of the dream world, I am not referring to some imaginary realm, but to the world of ideas, of thoughts, of mental actions, out of which all form as you think of it emerges. In actuality this is an inner universe rather than an inner world. Your physical reality is but one materialization of that inner organization. All possible civilizations exist first in that realm of inner mind.

“In the beginning, then, the species did not have the kinds of forms they do now. They had pseudo forms, dream bodies, if you prefer – and they could not physically reproduce themselves. Their experience of time was entirely different, and in the beginning the entire earth operated in a kind of dream time. In your terms, this meant that time could be quickened, or lengthened. * It was a kind of psychological time.

*For reference, read: When Time Stood Still. This story describes how time stopped for me while listening to a tape of Seth’s voice describing how time can be manipulated. Oh yeah, the power of suggestion is real.

“Again, forms appeared and disappeared. In your terms of time, however, the dream bodies took on physical forms, although physical reproduction was impossible. That did not happen to all of the species at once, however. For a while, then, the earth had a mixed population of species who had completely taken on physical forms, and species who had not. The forms, however, whether physical or not, were complete in themselves. Birds were birds, and fish fish.

“In the beginning there were also species of various other kinds: combinations of man-animal and animal-man, and many other “crossbreed” species, some of fairly long duration in your terms. This applies to all areas. There were dream trees, with dream foliage, that gradually became aware within that dream (with gentle emphasis), turning physical, focusing more and more in physical reality, until their dream seeds finally brought forth physical trees.

“There may be other terms I could use, in some ways more advantageous than the term, “the dream world.” I am emphasizing this dream connection, however, because the dream state is one familiar to each reader, and it represents your closest touchstone to the kind of subjective reality from which your physical world emerges. The dream state appears chaotic, shadowy, suspicious, or even meaningless, precisely because in life you are so brilliantly focused in daily reality that dreams appear to be staticky objective background noise, left over from when you sleep. But that is how physical experience would seem to someone not focused in it, or inexperienced with its organization.

“Again, the world came into being in the same way that any idea does. The physical world expands in the same way that any idea does. I am speaking for your edification of the world you recognize, of the earth you know, but there are probable earths, of course, as real as your own. They coexist with your own, and they are all in one way or another connected.

“Each one carries hints and clues about the others. In the terms used by science, there was no evolution in linear terms, but vast explosions of consciousness, expansions of capacities, unfoldings on the parts of all species, and these still continue. They are the inner manipulations with which consciousness presents itself.

“Later in the book I will discuss some of these, but they represent intuitive leaps of new understandings. The pattern of animal behavior, for example, is not at all as set and finished as you suppose. Your physical experience is a combination of dream events interlaced with what you call objective acts.

“Were it not for your myths, you would have discovered no facts.”

Session 887, Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Vol. 1, copyright © 1986 by Jane Roberts and Robert F. Butts. Current copyright holder – Laurel Davies-Butts

Links to related Seth articles:

Seth on the Impulse to Be

Seth – Trust Yourself

Seth on Man’s Purpose


Science tells us that consciousness arises from matter, even though our personal experience tells us otherwise. How could we write or speak a thought without intention and discipline, let alone, write a book or start a business? Could it be that we stubbornly insist on believing in science instead of ourselves and our own experiences? Popular belief says that consciousness is limited to brain function. While we remain hobbled to this belief, we fail to see that Consciousness, or Aware Energy, stands behind the organization and expression of All That Is? As we think, feel, act and react, we create. Do we fail to see that the activity and integrity of each day, each cell, each molecule and each atom is maintained and controlled by a combination of self-awareness and other-awareness, feedback loops that allow everything to adjust and readjust to change?

Isn’t Energetic Awareness everywhere and in everything? Isn’t it the essence of who we are? How else can we explain the exquisite details that exists at all levels of being? Even our dreams are self-organizing and perfect, from the smallest to the largest, from the simplest to the most complex expression of being. As we think (as awareness and energy interact), we create. Change what we think, and we change what we create.

Our brains and bodies connect us to the earth’s unique field of being and creation. If it were not for our bodies and the development of our outer egos (human, whole body identity), how could we continue to experience ourselves as human beings over a lifetime of moments, from childbirth to death? If it were not for our bodies and outer egos, time and space would not play such a prominent role in our experience. Without physical bodies and outer ego identities to anchor us in physical reality, our experiences would change as rapidly and spontaneously as they do in dream realities. Instead of organizing our experiences through values like linear time and local space, we’d organize them through whatever spontaneous thoughts and feelings we were having in the moment, as we do in dreams.

We would be like leaves in the wind, blowing about willy-nilly, driven by our own strongest thoughts and emotions, and whatever forces around us that are stronger and better organized than ourselves. In whatever form we express ourselves, our freedom and strength lie in paying attention to the differences between what we like and don’t like, what works for us and what doesn’t, what makes us happy and what doesn’t. To do anything less is to be out of control or, not in control.

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 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. (Excerpt from: We Create Our Own Reality.)

For further research, read: In the Beginning there was Nothing

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“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

Always doing the best we can with what we know and learning more to do better.

Always remembering and appreciating how good we are, how much we do, and how well we do it.

What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves.

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