|Sent on:||Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:23 PM|
Here's an exciting message from Dave. He published his book!
I finally got that book out. Check out the strange video with a slightly warped Seth perspective.
You may have heard about Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon who has gone public with his near-death experience. He wrote the book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife. Coast to Coast interviewed him at length last night; he's very credible and interesting; I stayed up to listen to the whole thing. Here's a video about him on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7E6sihLgdU Last week our local INACS group (the Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies) played this video and held a discussion about it. It's interesting to see some scientists opening to the idea.
What follows is a copy of the fall email sent from Lynda Dahl, a well-known Seth scholar who hosts the website for Seth Network International. She included some great quotes. Lately I have been intrigued by the meaning of the words soul and consciousness, which are sometimes used interchangeably. Below, Seth makes the point that consciousness is an attribute of the soul.
Fondest regards to you all,
Behold, Witches & Goblins!
And happy October! A riddle for you as we approach Halloween: What do Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Mexico, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United States have in common? We all celebrate Halloween in one form or another! While not all celebrate on October 31, all of us welcome back the spirits of our dearly departed, either with humor or more solemn rituals. Anyone want to take a guess at which one Seth might choose? :-) (And yes, for you oldies, I revived this snippet from a Halloween email from the past. Ha!)
As I sit here thinking about Seth and what great affection Seth readers have for him, I'm struck once more by how fortunate we are to have the old "ghost" and Jane and Rob share our realities, how wonderfully smart of us to have invited them in. Where would we be without them?
Well folks, there's not much news to report this time 'round; however there are three conferences we've been made aware of on the upcoming docket. One is this weekend, hosted by Rick Stack. Hope you can make it - his conferences are always great! You can check them out at Conferences and Workshops on our Seth Network site:
** East Coast Seth Conference, New York City, October 27, 2012
** West Coast Seth Conference, Los Angeles, January 26, 2013
** California Seth Conference, San Mateo (San Francisco Bay Area), March, 2013
And since we're short on news, I thought I'd offer you something else instead. I got to wondering what Seth says we are learning from the material from his perspective, and boy, was I surprised at how many comments he's made on the subject! After my sign-off, you'll find 16 Seth quotes on "YOU ARE LEARNING..." Quite intriguing, guys! And soon I'll have it posted in Seth Talk, Section Two, on our SNI site, where it will be easy to print.
Oh, one more note. If you’re on Facebook, I’d love to have you become my friend (Lynda Madden Dahl). You’ll meet lots of other Sethies (about 790 of us at present, and growing daily), and share in some great discussions. Good Seth quotes being thrown around all over the place, too! And if you've never been on Facebook, just click here to join. It's really easy, and don't worry about posting any photos or even anything about yourself. Just get the basics set up and then become my friend. It will be great to see you there! And while you're there, also check out another Facebook page I created called Seth/Jane Roberts Books and Info. It's really for newbies to the material, but I've posted some photos of Jane and Rob that are very interesting.
Have a great rest of October and a marvelous Halloween, everyone! Here's to pumpkins and bats and haunted houses and ghouls...and fun, fun, fun!
Hugs and good cheer from Southern California,
SETH ON "YOU ARE LEARNING...”
In your system of reality you are learning what mental energy is, and how to use it. You do this by constantly transforming your thoughts and emotions into physical form. You are supposed to get a clear picture of your inner development by perceiving the exterior environment. What seems to be a perception, an objective concrete event independent from you, is instead the materialization of your own inner emotions, energy, and mental environment. (The Seth Material, Chapter 10)
You are learning to be co-creators. You are learning to be gods as you now understand the term. You are learning responsibility—the responsibility of any individualized consciousness. You are learning to handle the energy that is yourself, for creative purposes. (Seth Speaks, Session 522)
You must understand the nature of reality before you can manipulate within it well. In physical reality you are learning that your thoughts have reality, and that you create the reality that you know. (The Seth Material, Chapter 12)
In this existence you are learning to handle the inexhaustible energy that is available to you. The mass condition of the world, and the situation of each individual in it, is the materialization of man's progress as he forms his world. (The Nature of Personal Reality, Session 613)
The Point of Power Is in the Present.
This experienced present also represents your psychic touchstone to all of your other existences. You are consciously aware of certain events, and unconsciously aware of much more that in one way or another you are learning to bring into conscious focus. (The Nature of Personal Reality, Session 667)
So there is a period of stress in between beliefs, so to speak, while you dispense with one set and you are learning to use another. (The Nature of Personal Reality, Session 617)
Consciousness is, among other things, a spontaneous exercise in creativity. You are learning now, in a three dimensional context, the ways in which your emotional and psychic existence can create varieties of physical form. You manipulate within the psychic environment, and these manipulations are then automatically impressed upon the physical mold. (Seth Speaks, Session 515)
Ideas of good, better, best can lead you astray, for example. You are learning to be as completely as possible. In one way you are learning to create yourselves.
(Seth Speaks, Session 541)
Consciousness is an attribute of the soul, a tool that can be turned in many directions. You are not your consciousness. It is something that belongs to you and to the soul. You are learning to use it. To the extent that you understand and utilize the various aspects of consciousness, you will learn to understand your own reality, and the conscious self will truly become conscious. (Seth Speaks, Session 575)
You simply do not realize what you are now; and as I've said before, when you ask me questions about life after death, you automatically transpose—if you will forgive me—this lack of knowledge into the next realm. Therefore, sometimes I am at a loss to answer your questions. You are learning to know yourselves. At the rate you are going, it will take you some time. (Seth Speaks, Appendix, ESP Class Session, June, 1970)
...You possess a unique kind of consciousness, in which each individual has a hand in the overall formation of a world reality, and you are participating at a level of existence in which you are learning how to transform the imaginative realm of probabilities into a more or less specific, physically experienced world. (The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Session 829)
Your kind of consciousness, relatively speaking, involves some intrinsic difficulties along with spectacular potentials. You are learning how to form reality from your own beliefs, while having at the same time the freedom to choose those beliefs—to choose your mental state in a way that the animals, for example, do not. (Dreams, “Evolution,” and Value Fulfillment, Vol. 1, Essay 3)
Now, on your particular camouflage universe you are learning energy transformation. (The Early Sessions, Book 2, Session 44)
You are learning to use your consciousness to become conscious co-creators of your own reality. (Conversations With Seth, Vol. 2, Chapter 14)
In rational, intellectual terms alone, and using the terms the way [they are] usually used, you are learning a lot from someone who has no reality, and that is a good trick on your part! Finding yourselves is something else. (Conversations With Seth, Vol. 2, Chapter 14)
You are learning to use the creative energy of which you are a part, and you are indeed quite isolated, so you cannot do much harm, in your terms! (Conversations With Seth, Vol. 2, Chapter 17)