(Here is part 3 in My Story Room, under the heading: What do you do when Life as a Human Being is More Painful than Pleasant? Remember, 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. In other words, thinking, feeling, acting and reacting is where it all begins, from nothing to something, from dreams to reality. – Pete)
At the age of 36, I was so unhappy with myself and life I was at my wit’s end. In early December, 1977, my growing depression turned into a severe panic attack. My wife, children, and I were shopping in Macy’s in the Stonestown Galleria Shopping Mall in San Francisco. For whatever reason, discomfort quickly turned into the feeling of being an utter failure as a person, husband, and father. All I wanted to do was sit on the floor in the middle of Macy’s and cry. I didn’t, but it was what I wanted to do.
Several days after this incident, Sandra asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I said nothing because she was the only one working at the time. She insisted on getting me something so I put together a list of six books for her to choose from. They were all metaphysical books and very popular at the time.
Even though she shopped at two of the largest bookstores in San Francisco, she couldn’t find any of the books on my list. Did someone have something else in mind for me? Caught between giving up and wanting to find something I would like, her eyes kept exploring the covers of the books around her. Finally, they stopped on one particularly interesting looking book. It was Seth Speaks – the Eternal Validity of the Soul.
Somehow, Sandra felt a connection with the image of Jane Roberts channeling Seth on the cover of Bantam Book’s purple paperback edition of Seth Speaks. Jane not only wrote her own books, she served as a channel for Seth, a non-physical entity, who dictated his books through her. I am so glad Sandra bought this book for me. It was the best present I’ve ever received, apart from her, Crystal, and Evan, our family. That Christmas in 1977 was the best one for me, ever!
After opening Seth Speaks, I couldn’t put it down. At last someone was talking to me about the nature of Being and Creation in a way that made sense. He talked about things that humans seldom do, things that many of us experience but never share for fear of being ridiculed in this earthbound egocentric world of conflict and limitation. You know what I mean. Seth made me feel free to be me in my oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both a product of creation and creation itself. I didn’t make Seth’s ideas my own. They were my own! All he did was remind me of that.
Where did my fear, anger, and depression come from? They came from everything that told me that I’m bad and I can’t trust my body or my thoughts and feelings because “they (the flesh) will always betray you.” Quote from the nun in What I Learned in Catholic School.
Ideas do not remain attached to their original source. Once conceived, they fly out into the wild to become part of the collective consciousness of All That Is. In other words, they become available for all of us to play with and learn from. Seth is an independent source of knowledge as is every one of us, and everything we ever come into contact with, whether it’s ideas in dreams or waking reality, is a source of thought and feeling that has the power to change the way we think and feel, how we act and react.
How does Consciousness Create Reality?
First, 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.
For a great example, read Genesis – a Lucid Creation Dream. When we accept ourselves as both products of creation and creation itself, we begin to learn about what that means. This dream clearly shows how powerful we all are in controlling the unfolding of our experience, not only in dreams but in life as well. For more on the nature of being and creation, read The Ball of Light – A Dream about the Nature of Being and Creation.
What we think and feel, individually and collectively, forms our intent, which in turn forms our reality.
Examples of how Consciousness, or Aware Energy, creates reality:
· Creating EVERYTHING by exploring differences between nothing and something.
· Creating INDIVIDUALITY by exploring differences between us.
· Creating ONENESS by exploring similarities between us.
· Creating TIME by exploring differences between now and then.
· Creating SPACE by exploring differences between here and there.
As consciousness, or aware energy,* explores the differences between what it likes and doesn’t like, what works for it and what doesn’t, what makes it happy and what doesn’t, it creates new dimensions of awareness and understanding, in which All That Is can express itself. Wow, talk about power!
* Thought, feeling, action and reaction. This is what it’s all about, Alfie!
By Roger Peterson (Pete) https://realtalkworld.com
Pete’s Story Room articles under: What do You do when Life as a Human Being is More Painful than Pleasant?
“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
What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves.
Trust your ability to know what works best and makes you happiest!