How much do I want to read more? 10/10
That's amazing so much wisdome and depth came so early and laid the foundation for books to come to this day.
I love the way it is formulated..
INTRODUCTION BY JANE ROBERTS
My idea briefly is this: Our usual orientation is focused pretty exclusively in what we think of as the "real" world, but there are many realities. By shifting our consciousness, we can glimpse these alternate realities.
In this book Seth is saying that you can change your experience by altering your beliefs about yourself and physical existence.
We live in a world of physical facts but these spring from a deeper realm of creativity, and in a real sense facts are fictions that spring alive in our experience.
Seth's main idea is that we create our personal reality through our conscious beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world.
The conscious mind directs unconscious activity and has at its command all of the powers of the inner self.
"We are gods couched in creaturehood," Seth says, given the ability to form our experience as our thoughts and feelings become actualized.
PREFACE BY SETH - THE MANUFACTURE OF PERSONAL REALITY
ou are hardly at the mercy of a reality, therefore, that exists apart from yourself, or is thrust upon you. You are so intimately connected with the physical events composing your life experience that often you cannot distinguish between the seemingly material occurrences and the thoughts, expectations and desires that gave them birth.
If there are strongly negative characteristics present in your most intimate thoughts, if these actually form bars between you and a more full life, still you often look through the bars, not seeing them. Until they are recognized they are impediments. Even obstacles have a reason for being. If they are your own, then it is up to you to recognize them and discover the circumstances behind their existence.
Your conscious thoughts can be great clues in uncovering such obstructions. You are not nearly as familiar with your own thoughts as you may imagine. They can escape from you like water through your fingers, carrying with them vital nutrients that spread across the landscape of your psyche — and all too often carrying sludge and mud that clog up the channels of experience and creativity.
Your thoughts, studied, will let you see where you are going.
What exists physically exists first in thought and feeling. There is no other rule.
If you do not like your experience, then you must change the nature of your conscious thoughts and expectations. You must alter the kind of messages that you are sending through your thoughts to your own body, to friends and associates.
Sometimes you blame others, your own background, or a previous life.
you still do not believe that you are the creator of your own experience.
No one forces you to think in any particular manner. In the past you may have learned to consider things pessimistically. You may believe that pessimism is more realistic than optimism. You may even suppose, and many do, that sorrow is ennobling, a sign of deep spiritualism, a mark of apartness, a necessary mental garb of saints and poets. Nothing could be further from the truth.
All consciousness has within it the deep abiding impetus to use its abilities fully, to expand its capacities, to venture joyfully beyond the seeming barriers of its own experience. The very consciousnesses within the smallest molecules cry out against any ideas of limitation. They yearn toward new forms and experiences. Even atoms, then, constantly seek to join in new organizations of structure and meaning. They do this "instinctively."
You see and feel what you expect to see and feel. The world as you know it is a picture of your expectations. The world as the race of man knows it is the materialization en masse of your individual expectations.
As children come from your physical tissues, so is the world your joint creation.
The exterior appearance is a replica of inner desire. You can change your personal world. You do change it without knowing it.
You have only to use your ability consciously, to examine the nature of your thoughts and feelings and project those with which you basically agree.
The point will be made that all healings are the result of the acceptance of one basic fact: That matter is formed by those inner qualities that give it vitality, that structure follows expectation, that matter at any time can be completely changed by the activation of the creative faculties inherent in all consciousness.