“Value fulfillment always implies the search for excellence – not perfection, but excellence. Excellence in any given area – emotional, physical, intellectual, intuitional, scientific – is reflected in other areas and by its mere existence serves as a model for achievement. This kind of excellence need not be structured, then, into any one aspect of life, though it may appear in any aspect, and wherever it appears it is an echo of spiritual and biological directive, so to speak. There are different historical periods, in your terms, where the species has showed what it can do – and what is possible in certain specific directions when the genetic and reincarnational triggers are touched and opened full blast, so that certain characteristics appear in their clearest, most spectacular light, to serve as individual models and as models for the species as a whole.”
Session 912 – Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Vol. 2 Copyright © 1986 by Jane Roberts and Robert F. Butts. Republished with permission from current copyright holder, Laurel Davies-Butts.
Live by Value Fulfillment and Practice Idealism
Seth suggests we live by value fulfillment and practice idealism. Instead of following external rules in response to the promise of reward and the threat of punishment, he suggests, we each get in touch with the qualities of life and being we value most, our ideals, and actualize them to the best of our ability. If you look at your own life, you can see yourself doing this already. While you acknowledge external values that define “right and wrong, good and bad” behavior, don’t you still pretty much organize your life in terms of what you like, and what you don’t like, what works for you, and what doesn’t, what makes you happy and what doesn’t? Sure, you do. We all do!
There are many benefits to be gained when we choose to live by value fulfillment and practice idealism. First, by changing the rules of the game, we acknowledge that we’re good, not bad. Instead of distrusting and not believing in ourselves, we choose to trust and believe in ourselves. We stop judging ourselves and our experiences and start learning from them. We stop looking at the material world as the controlling factor in our lives, and start seeing it as the result of our individual and collective thoughts and feelings. With this small shift in focus, the world becomes a mirror reflecting back to us the content of our minds. Instead of defining us, it provides us with feedback that allows us to make adjustments to our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations.
All that is thinks, feels, acts and reacts; therefore, we ARE. As we think, feel, act and react, we create. To change what we create, we must change what we think and feel, how we act and react. When we see the connection between our thoughts and feelings and the reality they create, we cannot help but take greater responsibility for the consequences of our thoughts and actions. In doing so, we become conscious creators.
Excerpt from We Create Our Own Reality:
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 how 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.
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
“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 believe about ourselves, and the world around us.
If we don’t 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?
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!