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Seth – Your Concept of Reality Must Enlarge

You are beginning to understand the reality of your planet.

You cannot plunder it, for example – something you are only beginning to learn. Opening up your consciousness to previously denied messages would bring you in direct contact with other life-forms on your planet in a way that you have formerly denied yourselves. Your cellular knowledge of past and future probabilities alone would teach you a spiritual and corporal courtesy.

The “unknown” reality sustains you and the web of life as you understand it. Your conscious concepts must enlarge so that the conscious self can understand its true nature. As you think of it, consciousness is barely – barely – half developed. It has learned to identify with one small group of neurologically accepted responses.

Portions of the brain not used lie latent, waiting for the recognition that will trigger them into activity.

When this happens, the mind will become aware of the rich bed of probabilities upon which the ego now rides so blindly. The great latent-but-always-sensed dimensions of spiritualized creaturehood will then begin to flower.

A few great men have glimpsed these abilities, and their love of the race and their integrity caused them to trigger unused portions of the brain. In their way they sensed the great probable future and its ramifications.

In centuries past they saw your present, though through their own vision, and so it was only partially the present as you know it. Your emotional reality truly leaps into its own only now and then, for your very concepts of yourselves deny the multidimensional aspects of your being. The need and the yearning to love and to know are both biologically present within you. They are present within the animals, and within a blade of grass.

The concepts of God that you have, have gone hand-in-hand with the development of your consciousness. The ego, emerging, needed to feel its dominance and control, and so it imagined a dominant god apart from nature. Often nations acted as group egos – each with its own god-picturing, its own concepts of power. Whenever a tribe or a group or a nation decided to embark upon a war, it always used the concept of its god to lead it on.

The god concept then was an aid, and an important one, to man’s emerging ego. To develop its sense of specialization, the ego forgot the great cooperative venture of the earth. If a hunter literally knows his relationship with an animal, he cannot kill it. On deeper levels both animal and man understand the connections. Biologically the man knows he has come from the earth. Some of his cells have been the cells of animals, and the animal knows he will look out through a man’s eyes.

The earth venture is cooperative. The slain beast is tomorrow’s hunter. In terms of ego consciousness, however, there were stages of growth; and the god concepts that spoke of Oneness with nature were not those that served the ego’s purposes in the line of development as you understand it.

For a while such techniques worked. Always, however, there was the undeniable inner self in the background: man’s dreams, his biological and spiritual integrity, and these in one way or another were always before him.

In your probability you did allow the inner self some freedom. Therefore, the so-called egotistical consciousness was not given complete sway. It remained flexible enough so that even hidden in its god concepts there were symbols of greater reality. Your system, again, deals with physical manipulation and the translation of creativity into physical form.

An exterior separation had to occur for awhile, in which consciousness forgot, egotistically speaking, that it was a part of nature, and pretended to be apart.

It was known, however – and unconsciously written in the cells and mind and heart – that this procedure would only go so far. When man’s consciousness was sure of itself it would not need to be so narrowly focused.

Then the true flowering of humanity’s consciousness could begin. Then the ego could expand and become aware of realities it had “earlier” ignored.

You have put yourselves in a position where your consciousness must now become aware of the probable pasts and probable futures, in order to form for yourselves a sane, fulfilling, and creative present.

Ego consciousness must now be familiarized with its roots, or it will turn into something else. You are in a position where your private experience of yourself does not correlate with what you are told by your societies, churches, sciences, archaeologies, or other disciplines. Man’s “unconscious” knowledge is becoming more and more consciously apparent.

This will be done under and with the direction of an enlightened and expanding egotistical awareness, that can organize the hereto neglected knowledge – or it will be done at the expense of the reasoning intellect, leading to a rebirth of superstition, chaos, and the unnecessary war between reason and intuitive knowledge.

When mankind’s emerging unconscious knowledge is denied by his institutions, then it will rise up despite those institutions, and annihilate them. Cult after cult will emerge, each unrestrained by the use of reason, because reason will have denied the existence of rampant unconscious knowledge, disorganized and feeling only its own ancient force.

If this happens, all kinds of old and new religious denominations will war, and all kinds of ideologies surface. This need not take place, for the conscious mind – basically, now – having learned to focus in physical terms, is meant to expand, to accept unconscious intuitions and knowledge, and to organize these deeply creative principles into cultural patterns.

The great emotion of love has been thus far poorly used, yet it represents even the biological impetus of your being. Your religions in a large measure have taught you to hate yourselves and physical existence. They have told you to love God, but rarely taught you to experience the gods in yourselves.

In one way or another religions have always followed, again, the development of your consciousness, and so they have served its purposes and yours; and they have always reflected, though distorted, those greater inner realities of your being. In historic terms, as you understand them, the “progression” of religion gives you a perfect picture of the development of human consciousness, the differentiation of peoples and nations, and the growth of the ideas of the “individual.”

There is nothing wrong with the concept of an egotistically based individual being. I am not suggesting that your individuality is something to be lost, thrown aside, or superseded. Nor am I saying that it should be buried, submerged, or dissolved in a superself. I am not suggesting that its edges be blurred by a powerful unconscious.

I am saying that the individual self must become consciously aware of far more reality; that it must allow its recognition of identity to expand so that it includes previously unconscious knowledge.

To do this you must understand, again, that man must move beyond the concepts of one god, one self, one body, one world, as these ideas are currently understood. You are now poised, in your terms, upon a threshold from which the race can go many ways. There are species of consciousness. Your species is in a time of change.

There are potentials within the body’s mechanisms, in your terms, not as yet used. Developed, they can immeasurably enrich the race, and bring it to levels of spiritual, psychic and physical fulfillment. If some changes are not made, the race as such will not endure.

This does not mean that you will not endure, or that in another probability the race will not – but that in your terms of historical sequence, the race will not endure.

Session 687, The Unknown Reality, Vol. 1 © Copyright 1977 by Jane Roberts and Robert F. Butts. Current copyright holder – Laurel Davies-Butts.


Dreams, imagination, telepathy, out-of-body and near death experiences are only possible through the use and development of our Inner Senses. Acknowledging and using our Inner Senses is important to any expansion of human awareness.

The Inner Senses Here, Seth describes what the Inner Senses are and how they work.

Ask Value Questions and Listen for Intuitive Answers This process describes the nature and possibility of communicating inwardly with deeper levels of consciousness. We are not alone and what we see and hear with our biological senses is not “…all there is”, to quote the singer, Patti Page.

Inside Ivy – is a great example of “inner” interspecies communication.

Shape Shifting on LSD This experience seems to support the idea of cellular memory.

The “Suck Face” Incident – demonstrates how we can use our inner and outer senses together to maximize our ability to understand and solve complex psychological challenges that threaten to destabilize our sense of well-being.

My Encounter With the Energy of Unconditional Love – describes telepathy and the nature of unconditional love. Without  the involvement of my Inner Senses, how could this experience have been possible?

Out of Body, I Watch Grandpa Die – a great out-of-body (OBE) experience from a woman I worked with. It took me a couple of years to get her to write it.

Anita Moorjani’s Extraordinary Near Death Experience – Anita’s near death experience has been published in a book called, Dying to Be Me.

Roger Peterson (Pete) – https://realtalkworld.com

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

What we think and feel about ourselves and All That Is forms our intent, which in turn, forms our reality.

In other words, we create reality from what we believe 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?

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

The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of our experience. Look for them!

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