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Affirmations for 2017

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (104)
Affirmations for the New Year 2017

It’s the beginning of a new year and a time when some people focus on new resolutions.  They usually involve what they perceive as positive changes they desire in their life, problems they wish to solve, “bad” habits to break, or a statement of new goals they hope to attain. To support the resolutions, it can be helpful to use affirmations that are focused on for just a few minutes at a time daily or weekly throughout the period involved, usually for the coming year.

The affirmations and resolutions can help to program the subconscious mind by modifying consciously held beliefs that are limiting and acting as an obstacle to the fulfillment of desires and expectations stated.

  The following article on affirmations is a summary of the ideas presented in the book The Nature of Personal Reality, by Jane Roberts.

 I have taken the liberty to rearrange the order in which some of the original text appears for the purpose of clarity and continuity, eliminating other statements on equally important ideas. A complete discussion of the original text can be obtained by reading in full Sessions 669 and Sessions 672 through 677 in the book.

Session numbers are used in place of page numbers due to the many editions by various publishers over the years.

Although the original publication date of the title was 1974, one would be hard pressed to find any better discussion on the topic of affirmations. This discussion differs from many others in that it incorporates ideas from a worldview that may not be considered “conventional” or “mainstream”. It is drawn from a worldview that presents a very workable and exciting view of reality and how its events are formed.

Even as you read, if you feel skeptical about the ideas presented, I ask that you momentarily suspend your disbeliefs that may surface and at least try to absorb the meaning that is being communicated and the power that you have that is being sated.

It may only be unconsciously held fears that are preventing you from obtaining your stated resolutions. Fears that are rooted in core beliefs that lead to dysfunctional and limiting behaviors can be overcome. These affirmations are here to help in that process.

May all your expectations come true and may all your expectations be the best ones for you and all concerned that may be helpful in your journey. Intentional accomplishments that are at someone else’s expense are never the best ones for you.

I hope you have a very fulfilling 2017 and beyond.


 [The text below in quotes is taken from the book by Jane Roberts:
The Nature of PersonalReality, Sessions 669, 672 – 677.The order of occurrence has been changed in some instances.]

 

“Affirmation means the loving acceptance of your own unique individuality. It may involve denial, where you refuse to accept the visions or dogmas of others in order to more clearly perceive and form your own visions.

Affirmation means accepting your soul as it appears in your creature-hood. You cannot deny your creature-hood without denying your soul. You cannot deny your soul without denying your creature-hood. Your core of being is as a soul in chemical clothes.

 Such affirmation will lead you to your own inner discoveries, and attract from the deepest portions of your being the particular kind of information, experience, or perception that you need.

You as a soul are above all, a fountain of energy, creativity, and action that shows its characteristics in life precisely through your ever changing emotions. You cannot have a physical self without emotions anymore than you can have a day without weather. Emotions follow beliefs. The loving acceptance of your self will allow you to ride through beliefs as you would through the changing characteristics of countryside. The more a belief encourages you to use your abilities and vitality, then the more affirmative it is.

Physical reality springs from your imagination, which follows the path of your beliefs.

 Emotions are natural ever-changing states of feelings, each leading into another in a free flow of energy and activity- colorful, rich, glowing tints that bring variety to the quality of consciousness. To refuse emotions is futile. They are one of the means by which physically attuned consciousness knows itself. Emotions are not destructive. One emotion is not good and another one evil. Emotions simply are.


 Emotions are elements of the power of consciousness filled with energy. You cannot affirm one emotion and deny another without setting up barriers. You may have tried to hide what you think of as negative feelings in the closet of your mind because you do not trust aspects of your individuality in flesh.

Dogmas or systems of thought that tell you to rise above your emotions can be misleading – even somewhat dangerous. Trusted, your feelings will lead you to psychological and spiritual states of mystic understanding, calm, and peacefulness. Followed, your emotions will lead you to deep understandings.

The normal intellect, oriented so precisely by beliefs to the inevitability of a one-focused kind of perception, is limited. Your brain insures your bodily survival and follows your conscious beliefs about reality. There is always a harmonious unifying connection between your beliefs and your activities.

 A certain kind of affirmation of self allows the brain to tune into these more spacious methods of perception that are the natural characteristics of the mind. The kind of affirmation involved is one of transcendence, in which for a time you affirm your reality in flesh and at the same time state your independence from it – and realize that both of these conditions exists simultaneously. A dual perception takes place in which the spacious mind is activated. By “activated” I mean that you are suddenly aware of the spacious mind’s existence.


 You will not use your spacious mind until you affirm its reality within yourself, and until you are ready to handle the additional data which will then become consciously available to one extent, or another. The spacious mind represents latent abilities of consciousness that can be more or less normal functions. Just as your muscles become more resilient with use, psychic abilities and intuitive powers do also.


Affirmation always involves the acknowledgement of your power in the present. Denial is the surrendering of your power in the present. Affirmation then is the acquiescence to your ability, as a spirit in flesh, to form the physical reality of your creature-hood. Your intent, images, desires and determination form a psychic force that is projected out ahead of you. You send the reality of yourself from your present into what you think of as the future.

Affirmation does not mean sitting back and saying, “I can do nothing, it’s all in fates hands, therefore whatever happens, happens.” Affirmation is based upon the realization that no other consciousness is the same as your own, that your abilities are yours and like no others.


 Affirmation means saying “yes” to yourself and to the life you lead, and to accepting your own unique person-hood. That affirmation means that you declare your individuality. Affirmation means that you embrace the life that is yours and flows through you. Your affirmation of yourself is one of your greatest strengths.


Affirmation does not mean a bland wishy-washy acceptance of anything that comes your way, regardless of your feelings about it. You do not have to say “yes” to people, issues, or to events with which you are deeply disturbed. You can affirm your uniqueness quite properly at times by saying “no”. Individuality grants you the right of making decisions. This may mean sometimes saying “yes” or “no”.  Affirmation means acceptance of your own miraculous complexity. It means saying “yes” to you own being.

Affirmation means acquiescing to your reality as a spirit in flesh. Within the framework of your own complexity, you have the right to say “no” to certain situations, to express your desires, to communicate your feelings. Affirmation is the acceptance of your individuality in flesh. It is a spiritual, psychic, and biological necessity, and represents your appreciation of your singular integrity.

Biologically, affirmation means health. It means you go along with your life, understanding that you create or form your own experience, emphasizing your ability to do so. Affirmation is the acceptance of yourself in your present as the person that you are. Within that acceptance you may find qualities that you wish you did not have or habits that annoy you.

Simply knowing that you form, or create your own reality can free you from some limiting concepts that have held you back in the past. This conscious knowledge alone will trigger intuitional responses within the inner self, so that you will receive helpful information through dreams, impulses, and ordinary thought patterns.


The dream world operates as a creative situation in which probable acts are instantly materialized; laid out in actual or symbolic form. When you ask others to interpret your dreams you are automatically putting the fulfillment of your own potentials a step away.

When you ask another to tell you the direction of your life, then to some extent you keep from yourself the realization that you yourself possess it.

If you affirm the basic grace of your being, then this will automatically weaken the beliefs that you have that are contrary to the principle that you create your reality.

When you affirm your own rightness in the universe, then you cooperate with others easily and automatically as a part of your own nature. You, being yourself, help others be themselves. Because you recognize your own uniqueness you will not need to dominate others, nor cringe before them. You will not be jealous of the talents you do not possess, and so you can open-heartily encourage them in others. You will begin to trust yourself. You must begin to trust yourself sometime – I suggest you do it now.

 
The Point of Power is in the PresentSeth

You must not expect to be “perfect”. Your ideas of perfection mean a state of fulfillment beyond which there is no future growth, and no such state exists. Perfection is not being, for all being is a state of becoming. This does not mean that all being is in a state of becoming perfect, but in a state of becoming more of itself.

You are a multidimensional personality. Trust the miracle of your own being. Make no divisions between the physical and the spiritual in your lifetimes, for the spiritual speaks with a physical voice and the corporeal body is the creation of the spirit. You cannot fear your own being and expect to travel through it, to explore it, to explore its dimensions. First you must take the simple step of affirming your identity. That affirmation will release those attributes that you have and open up new avenues of experience.

Do not place the words of any guru, minister, priest, scientist, psychologist, friend – or my words – higher than the feelings of your own being. You can learn much from others, but the deepest knowledge must come from within yourself.

Trust no person who tells you that you are evil or guilty by reason of your nature or your physical existence, or any such dogma. Trust no one who leads you away from the reality of yourself. Do not follow those that tell you that you must do penance, in whatever form. Trust instead the spontaneity of your own being and the life that is your own.

If you do not like where you are, then examine those beliefs that you have. Bring them out into the open; there is nothing within you to fear. Tell yourself this often:


“My Life Is Mine, and I Form It”


Create your life now, using your beliefs as an artist uses color. You create your life through the inner power of your being, whose source is within you and yet beyond the self that you know.  Use those creative abilities with understanding abandon.”
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Are You Traveling In Your Dreams?

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 2:52 PM Comments comments (48)

Are You Traveling In Your Dreams?

© John W. Robinson, Dream Awareness Network, October 20, 2016


At some time in your life, you may have heard of various topics related to traveling out-of-body in a “dream body”. Such topics as astral travel, astral projection, projection of consciousness, out-of-body-experiences; or maybe some other term used by the ancient explorers of the night has been discussed in your presence.

If we are to attain full Dream Awareness, we cannot ignore these experiences reported by countless dreamers throughout the ages.  This is the subject of this 3 blog in the series dealing with the various types of dreams. And, if we are to attain full Dream Awareness potential, we too must eventually receive the revelations for ourselves that come with this experience.

There have been many documented reports in books by serious dream researchers that provide insight into the experience; but nothing can replace the experiential learning and awareness that one receives first hand after awaking from a night where this type of exploration was personally experienced.

There may also be a validated report from a trusted source that reports they have visited us as we were in waking reality, while the other person was in fact traveling in their “dream body”. This latter experience is what I am sharing with you today.

 What I am sharing came out of a small group of 5 (including self) individuals attending a Dream-Work session at my house in May of this year (2016). Names have been changed for privacy reasons.  Relax and be ready to be amazed if you have never considered these experiences possible. As you will learn, this report will also include a great deal more important topics to be discussed in future posts.

The following was shared with the group by Jay, regarding a dream that his father had involving Jay. This is what Jay reported:

“Upon graduating from high school at the age of 18, I began to question my life purpose and my own existence on this planet. Having to move out of the home for the first time to attend the University of Florida fueled these questions as it seemed I would have to make some life decisions in the coming months. I would have to choose an academic major and career path which was problematic as it wasn't clear to me what my true passion or interests were, especially one where I would dedicate the rest of my life to.

“I truly felt then as I do now, that my potential as a human being was much greater than any professional path offered through the traditional school system. There had to be more in life for me, but it's important to note that these feelings and thoughts were kept completely private. I did not risk disclosing this information to anyone as I did not want to disappoint my parents by revealing my lack of enthusiasm to commit to a traditional professional career, nor my friends as I didn't think anyone would understand.  

“In the first semester at UF, I could not suppress these questions and I secretly decided to seek third party advice because I didn't have anyone to turn to. For a few nights, alone in my dorm room, I researched psychic readers and read hundreds of testimonials and reviews. From stories I've heard and other life experiences, I believed then that they would be able to give me the answers about my life purpose I so desperately wanted to hear. “I picked a psychic and decided I would go see one when I was back home in Orlando, but noappointments or any record of this decision existed 

“Upon return home that Friday night, my dad and I were catching up and watching TV in our living room. During a commercial break he told me that he had a really strange dream that week and that only I would be able to tell him if it was true or not. He started off by describing my dorm room (which he's never been in at this point) including how the furniture was placed and stated that in this dream he was behind me looking at me research on my laptop at my desk. I verified that his description was accurate.  

“He then stated that while he watched me, a voice suddenly spoke to him but there was no one else in the room but me. This voice was a happy voice with a laughable tone. The voice told my father that “your son is trying to figure out his purpose on Earth. He wants to know why he is here and what he is doing with his life. He's looking at psychics to visit to give him this information.” My father, not believing this was true, grew angry and yelled at the voice, "This cannot be true. I know my son and he has no interest in such things."  

“The voice laughed and said “if you do not believe me, just ask your son, but tell him if he is interested in the future do not go see these psychics. If he truly wants to know his purpose he needs to see (as my father described) a very old sage.”  

“When my father was done replaying his dream, I couldn't help but smile at him and confirm that it was 100% entirely accurate.  He was in shock and asked me several questions out of disbelief that I would consider seeing a psychic and out of sadness that I didn't disclose this information to him.  

“This dream took place 6 years ago and I've tried to interpret it in many ways but several things were clear to me. One, there was someone looking out for me and in many ways I felt comforted that I was never alone even when I thought I was. Two, my dad was used as a vessel to communicate a message to me that I wasn't open to receiving myself. Three, knowing my fate or the wrong fate from a potentially gifted psychic could have changed what was meant to be as I was not ready to receive such information and this being was comfortable with me not immediately knowing it. This experience allowed me to be comfortable in not knowing or having preconceived frameworks about the future. I never went to see a psychic after this moment or looked for an "old sage" but I'll welcome that moment if I do cross paths with one.”  

As you can imagine, the discussions we all engaged in that night were very stimulating and thought provoking; not the usual superficial talk about sports, Hollywood, eating out experiences, complaining about the government or story-telling, that sometimes dominate the discussions when friends get together.  

I shared a few dreams of mine related to my consciousness being out-of-the-body and the others shared big impact dreams from their personal dream time experience. I also shared ideas about some of the other areas I had been studying related to the “unknown reality” that too few of us explore. My input included a very brief synopsis of the Seth material and recommendation for follow up reading. Before we knew it, the time was late and we decided to break off the dream sharing for the night since Jay and his friend had to drive back to Tampa and the effect of the wine was making me very relaxed. 

 After asking for permission to include Jay’s experience in a future article I intended to write for my web site blog page, I told Jay I would follow up with him when I was ready to write about that specific topic. I was working on a list of previously selected topics that I want to finish first. I knew that this experience Jay shared might be one of those times where action after the dream would lead to potentially dramatic changes in the relationship between Jay and his father.  As you will see, I was correct, dramatic changes did take place. 

As part of what I shared with Jay later, were these following excerpts from the Seth material. They are taken from an article I am working on discussing what Seth referred to as the Inner Senses; abilities that to most people would be considered psychic, that we all innately have, and that can be developed to a large extent while still in physical reality. Experiential awareness of the power of the dream world is included. The Seth material location references are included in the forth coming article. In the words of an “old sage”, Seth……….. 

In order to explore this unknown reality, you must have a basic approval of yourself. You must trust your basic being, with its characteristics and abilities. You have your characteristics and abilities for a reason, in all of their unique combinations.

“The concepts you will come to understand in exploring the unknown reality will help expand your consciousness, and the work itself will automatically pull your awareness out of usual grooves, so that it bounces back and forth between the standardized versions of the world you accept, and the unofficial versions that are sensed but generally unknown to you.

“A clear understanding or effective exploration of the unknown reality can be achieved only when you are able to leave behind the many “facts” that you have accepted as criteria of experience. You will learn that your intellectual and your intuitional abilities will be blended together and work together so that they almost seem to form a new faculty. The immensities of your own abilities speak to you in your dreams. You use your inner senses when you are in the dream state, and ignore them when you are waking.”

“The inner senses are equipped to perceive data that is not physical. They are not deceived by the images that you project in three dimensional realities. They can perceive physical objects. Your physical senses are extensions of these inner methods of perception, and after death it is upon these that you will rely. They are used in out-of-body experiences. They operate constantly beneath normal waking consciousness…so that you can even become familiar with the nature of perception after death, now.”

“The goals of each of you differ. Some of you are embarked upon adventures that deal with intimate family contact, deep personal involvement with children, or with other careers that meet “vertically” with physical experience. For you, journeys into unknown realities may be highly intriguing, and represent important sidelights to your current preoccupations. This interest will be like an avocation to you, adding great understanding and depth to your experience.

“Each person is at his or her place. You are where you are because your consciousness formed that kind of reality. Your whole physical situation will be geared to it, and your neurological structure will follow the habitual pattern. As you learn to throw aside old concepts you will begin to experience the evidence for other levels of reality, and become aware of other “messages” that you have previously blocked.

“Your consciousness must learn to organize itself in more than one fashion – or rather, you must be willingtoallowyour consciousness to use itself more fully. It is not necessarily a matter of trying to ignore the contents of the world, or to deny your physical perception. Instead, the trick is to view the contents of the world in different fashions, to free your physical senses from the restraints that your mental conventions have placed on them.

“In order to begin, you must first become familiar with the workings of your own consciousness as it is directed toward the physical world. You cannot know when you are in focus with another reality if you do not even realize what it feels like to be in full focus with your own. However, when you go traveling off into other systems you cannot depend upon your habits. Often, they can only add to your mental clutter, turning into “static” – so you must learn first of all what a clear focus is.

“You will not learn by trying to escape your own reality, or by attempting to dull your senses. This can only teach you what it means not to focus, and in whatever reality you visit, the ability to focus clearly and well is a prerequisite. Once you learn how to really tune in, then you will understand what it means to change the direction of your focus.” 

After a few months, when I was ready to include Jay’s story on my web site blog, I communicated with Jay via e mail and asked about the deeper sharing that I suspected was taking place with his father. By this time, Jay had decided on a beginning career path and was relocated to Colorado and attending medical school. The location made the change easy since Jay was thrilled to be in ski country. I discovered that Jay’s father was an Engineer by degree and training and was currently working in the real estate field.  

Jay answered the questions I had and shared another fantastic dream related experience between he and his father. Sit back and open your mind a little further and suspend disbelief in versions of reality that you may have not previously accepted. Again, this is the response I received back from Jay……. 

So after that experience with my farther I shared in May, it really sparked a journey for me as it made me question a lot. So naturally I started asking him and his older brother about significant dreams. They both have had dreams where they dreamt about a former life with people who play different roles in this life. They didn’t share this with me on their own.  

“My father had another dream that year very similar to the first in that from a dream traveling experience he was watching my brother walk down a road drunkenly in the middle of the night.Dad was 100 miles away in Orlando and called me in the middle of the night feeling that my brother was endangered and asked me to check up on him. My brother and I both were living in Gainesville, FL at the  time. I did follow up immediately, going to where my dad suggested, checking on my brother. I was again astounded that my father had received this information from the dream state.   My brother was indeed several miles out of town walking lost, drunkenly in the night.  

“My father and I definitely discussed our views of reality more frequently after his dream about me on a regular basis. I asked a lot of questions about his dreams and how he distinguished them.  He described dreams about his past lives and dreams about my brother and me.  They were all dreams that he felt were so real that they were unmistakable and very different than other dreams.  

“As I went down a more spiritual path we talked about different philosophies and seemingly paranormal activities. Last year before applying to medical school there was one night where we both had a dream. He told that in his dream he saw my future and my wife. He told me that I was going to medical school in a cold place and there was an older girl who I ended up marrying. He said he saw my wedding and my children and anticipated future struggles with my wife and me both being doctors and trying to manage a family 

“I thought that he might be making this up to fit his vision for me. My father really did not want me to leave Florida for medical school, but was adamant that he was not making it up. After that, I told him about my dream that night. It was short but very emotional because I woke up feeling very confused about what was real and what wasn’t. 

“In my dream I was walking up a wooden flight of stairs in a different house to a girl in what was our bedroom. I don’t remember her face, it’s like it was blurred out, but I remember that I loved her a lot; so much that I could feel butterflies in my chest. All I could remember for sure was her long wavy black hair. My dad described my wife as having the same features. I can’t verify this story but I thought it was a strange dream and the fact that it happened on the same night as my dad’s does raise an eyebrow or two.   

“I’ve had no other big dreams other than daily dreams I generally make sense of. I know that I am meant to be out here as life is falling into place for me here, so I’m sure I will have a journey with some good stories to share with you at some point in the future. I wish you the best John, Jay”   
 

Well, if you can suspend disbelief about other views of reality than the conventional one you have been taught, you can open up a whole new world of exploration for you. It is there waiting for you to agree to the journey and to give yourself permission to take the steps necessary. If you read all of the material on my website and in the various blog postings (25 with this one) you might possibly be inspired to take the first step.  

I think what I have written about here is self explanatory as far as the dreams of Jay’s father is concerned. There were many other ideas and concepts mentioned that may be new to you. At some point in other articles/blogs these will also be written about and discussed. In the future I will share my own story about a “Voice” in one of my past dreams; for it resulted in me doing what I do. 

I will leave you with some more thoughts from the Seth material on dreams and dreaming. From: The Nature of the Psyche, by Jane Roberts – Session 787. In Seth’s words…….. 

“….There is obvious differences between what you think of as waking and dream events. You differentiate definitely between the two, making great efforts to see that they are neatly divided. In your world, conventional and practical sanity and physical manipulation are dependent upon your ability to discriminate, accepting as real only those events with which others more or less agree.  

“These so-called real events, however, have changed radically through the ages. “Once” the gods walked the earth, and waged battles in the skies and seas. People who believed such things were considered sane – and were sane, for the accepted framework of events was far different from your own. In historic terms the changing nature of accepted events provides more than, say, a history of civilization, but mirrors the ever-creative nature of the psyche. 

“All of the elements of physical experience at any given time are present in the dream state. Practically speaking, however, the species accepts certain portions of dream reality as its so-called real events at any particular time, and about those specialized events it forms its “current” civilization.  

“Historically speaking, early men dreamed of airplanes and rocket ships. For that matter, their natural television operated better in some ways than your technological version, for their mental images allowed them to perceive events in neighboring areas or in other portions of the world. They could not simply press a button to bring this about, however. The psychic and biological mechanisms were there, permitting the species to know, particularly in times of stress or danger, what normally unperceived events might threaten survival.  

“But in the dream state, then as now, all such issues were contemporary, acting as models from which the species then chose the practical events that formed its physical experience. To that extent, a study of the dream state gives you some important insights as to the nature of the psyche. The dream also serves as a drama of interweaving probabilities, a springboard from which events emerge in all directions. Each aspect of a dream, while having some personal meaning, is also your version of a symbol that stands for a corresponding kind of event, but in a different level of reality entirely. “…. 

And on that note, I will bring this discussion to a close even though the dreams discussed here are rich with other important ideas that will be written about in the future.  If you want to learn more about what has been discussed here regarding your consciousness traveling from the dream state, read books by the following authors: Oliver Fox, Robert Monroe, and William Buhlman. Also Robert Moss’s writing about Harriet Tubman in his book The Secret History of Dreaming, Dreamways of the Iroquois, by Robert Moss, several places in the Seth material by Jane Roberts, and Rick Stack’s book Out-Of-Body Adventures, Have an Out-of-Body Experience in 30 Days, by Keith Harary and Pamela Weintraub to name a few.

Study, intention, suspension of disbelief and faithful dream journaling will help you have the experience yourself. At another time, I will discuss consciousness traveling from the waking state also, as in remote viewing from waking consciousness.  Until next time, I hope you experience creative and mind expanding dreams. 

Postscript 

If you have read this post completely to this point, I would be surprised if you are not in some way motivated to start your journey toward richer and deeper dream experiences. There were many important topics brought up in these dream reports that I will cover in future posts. These dreams were incredible in their own right, being examples of how our dreaming consciousness can travel through time and space while our physical body is maintained by our body consciousness. Unknown to most people, this likely takes place every night without us having any waking awareness of it the next morning.  

The dreams are also examples of the beneficial, concerned, empathetic psychic connections between parents and children. This type of psychic connection can exist between a dreamer and a non family member as well. Or, it can exist between the dreamer’s “higher self”, or soul, and the dreamer’s consciousness that is carried over to the waking state.  

Pertinent to the dreams discussed here, I will share another credible dream with psychic dimensions. In the past, a friend told me about their grandmother waking from a dream about a family member being in danger, with their house on fire. Upon awaking the grandmother immediately called the relative, waking them up, to tell them of the danger – And Grandmother was correct; the relative escaped to safety. 

You may have missed a very important fact that is inherent in these examples shared with me by Jay. That is the fact that far too many people of all walks of life are reluctant to share their deepest levels of beliefs and experiences, especially dream experiences, with other family members, close friends, or acquaintances.  

This intentional sharing in a group of individuals taking part in a Dreamwork group, or what you might call a Dream Circle is slowly becoming more popular, albeit only on a small scale so far.  This was a very common practice with most all indigenous cultures. It is a practice that was brainwashed out of us by Western culture’s religions, education systems and institutions over the past 2000 years or so. The brainwashing continues today.

By sharing at the deepest levels our dream beliefs and experiences, people can be brought together with great understanding of each other and knowledge of the inherent commonalities that we all share. This always brings people closer together.  

Imagine if this dream sharing activity could be increased on a large scale, even on an international scale, between leaders in all significant institutions that publicize, and propagandize worldviews to the masses. Image the understanding that would be fostered. It would soon become a part of the awareness at a conscious level that wars are not the best solution to the untold misunderstandings existing between people of differing backgrounds with differing worldviews and beliefs; too often limiting or false beliefs.  

Each of you who read this can do your part by resolving to begin keeping a personal dream journal and initiate the activity of meeting regularly with a small group of friends with the purpose of dream study. There is an almost unlimited amount of material on the internet and books that can give you an intellectual understanding of the dream world of others, but this is not a replacement for experiential learning that takes place when you take part in a group with a qualified facilitator that can help you.  

My personal journey, through experiential learning and experimentation, attracted to me the knowledge needed and the wisdom of many great teachers through their writings. To name only a few: Patricia Garfield, Gayle Delaney, Jeremy Taylor, Ann Faraday, Jane Roberts (Seth), Robert Moss, Edgar Cayce, Fritz Perls, Carl Jung, Harold Sherman, Henry Reed, Robert Vander Castle, Stanley Krippner, Montague Ullman, Upton Sinclair, Ken Keyes, Joseph Murphy, Richard Bach, JB Rhine, William James, Robert Waggoner, Ramon Stevens (Alexander), Napoleon Hill, Brian Weiss, Serge King, George Leonard, Deepak Chopra, Neal Donald Walsh, John Bradshaw, Paul Pearsall, Ingo Swann, Joseph Mc Moneagle, and of course, others not mentioned here.  

Since it is reported by many great teachers that all of the probable events that end up in physical reality are first presented and rehearsed in the dream state, an understanding of how physical reality experience is created will be a byproduct. But, you must learn to recognize and understand your own personal dream symbols and metaphors. Most often the answers will not be found in a dream symbol dictionary. Not all dreams are as direct in their messaging as the dreams reported by Jay. His dad’s awareness and the level of his consciousness development are obviously in the advanced stage of a mature soul.

 
© John W. Robinson, Dream Awareness Network, October 16, 2016

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Dreams Can Be A Writer's Best Friend

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 4:07 PM Comments comments (32)
Dreams Can Be a Writer’s Best Friend


 As you can probably guess, this post from Dream Awareness Network will discuss how dreams have helped writers with their material; sometimes in great detail; sometimes with just a suggestion or impression.
     In a small and delightful little book titled Purple Fables (Quartet), by Ingo Swann, he shares  fantastic dream experiences he had in April 1993 that not only delivered the title of the book he was to write, but the outline of the quartets that would subsequently be delivered on four consecutive nights.
This true story will open your minds to the unlimited resource available to all of us, if only we accept the possibility and believe in the validity of our “greater being”. I will share more about Ingo Swann in the future.

In Ingo’s own words:
One morning in April 1993, I awoke out of a dream with the title Purple Fables spontaneously glowing in my consciousness. I went to the computer and typed it in, and, internal whisperings said,

“There will be four, a quartet, each of which will be written on four consecutive days.”  There was the added “instruction” that the draft was not to exceed seventy pages altogether.

Then, the title “The Temple of Sanity” appeared, and the images of the boy reading the newspaper began dumping his tale into my visualizing mind, without any premeditation on my part.

The next morning the second title appeared, “A Clay–Modeling Lesson,” although some time ago I’d had a vague idea of this one and had typed out two pages of its content as an insert in something else I was writing.

 On day three I receivedThe Fate and Destiny of a Traveling Clairvoyant”, and on day four, in what amounted to a supreme ecstatic experience, there followed the “dump” of  “Watcher of the Purple River.

I say dump because it was like turning on a computer and watching it automatically print out something of its own. I began writing as instructed, at about 6:30 in the morning, and by midday each of the four fables was completed, in four consecutive days.

I spent the fifth and part of the sixth lightly editing them, but they exist in the script mostly as they came out.I decided not to rewrite or intellectually embellish, or even cast them into more acceptable syntax, although some light  editing has taken place for this book.

Also on the sixth day I awoke with the Prelude and the Postlude which took all of ten minutes to type out, and which I was “told” belonged.”


In the forward to the book Ingo expressed that he was dumbfounded, transported, and thrilled beyond compare at having this experience.  I find this somewhat amusing considering some other experiences that Ingo has written and talked about. More about Ingo’s adventures will be covered in the article I am writing about the inner senses.

Being a long time student of research into the subject of Dreams, and having 45 + years of experiential learning, and journaling of dreams,  I have come to expect and accept magical experiences happening during sleep, when our dream activity is almost unceasingly communicated to us. Upon awaking, we often carry with us in our mind, the memory of these magical happenings.  They can be yours as well.
Throughout the course of history, there have been documented reports of great literature being received from the dream state. The number of reports is too great to ignore this experience, which validates the importance of dreams, not only in literature, but in all human endeavors within our civilizations.
Some other significant examples of literary works that came from dreams, to list just a few, are:
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge ……………………………….Kubla Khan
  • Robert L. Stevenson …… Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
  • William Blake …………. Art Work & Literature
  • Stephanie Meyer ………….. Twilight
  • Stephen King ………………..…… Misery
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin…… Frankenstein
  • Richard Bach …..Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  • Robert Moss ….. Dream Ways of the Iroquois - Honoring the Secret Wishes of the Soul
  • Jane Roberts …. Emirs Education In The Proper Use Of Magical Powers
  • Jane Roberts …. The After-Death Journal Of An American Philosopher: The World View Of William James
  • Jane Roberts …. The Oversoul Seven Trilogy

Are there any stories in your subconscious, waiting to be dumped? There may be.
Only by believing in the validity of your dreams, and opening your mind to new possibilities will you discover hidden treasures. If not stories, then maybe songs, art, musical tunes, new ideas, inventions, directions, paths to follow, revelations, scientific discoveries, communication from distant loved ones, premonitions of the future, etc.; the basket of dream information in your subconscious may be unlimited.
Be persistent in your dream journaling and sharing your dreams with others. This will help you look deeper into the validity of the night time activity, and its importance.
Below, I will share some general wisdom from the Seth material, on the subject of dreams, in Seth’s words, as communicated through Jane Roberts.
From Session 653 of The Nature Of Personal Reality by Jane Roberts: …

“Your attitudes toward sleep, dreams, or any alterations of consciousness are all colored to some extent by beliefs concerning good and evil in your Western society. These emerge from the old Puritan work ethic: “The devil finds evil work for idle hands.”

“This kind of thinking by itself brings about an overall attitude in which rest is frowned upon, and dreams are considered suspect. Daydreaming and even mild alterations of consciousness take on moral connotations. Such ideas are mirrored in your society in innumerable fashions, and in areas in which values of good and evil are not apparent. Active sports are considered good, however, but often contrasted to passive intuitive activities which are then seen as bad.

“You insist upon a material product of some physically demonstrative kind. In that context, dreams or daydreams are not viewed as constructive or productive.

“Young people are urged to tackle life aggressively, but in the usage of the term, this means competitively. It also implies, and of course, promotes, the direction of individual consciousness in an exterior fashion only. Not only is consciousness to be focused to the external reality, but within those limits it is still further harnessed toward certain specific goals. Other inclinations are frowned upon. Such individuals are trained to consider any alterations of consciousness, any seemingly “passive” endeavor as dangerous to one degree or another.

“An artist will be tolerated only if their work sells well, for example, in which case it will be thought that the artist is simply trickier than most in discovering a way of making money.

“The writer is put up with if books result in either fame or fortune. The poet is scarcely tolerated, for usually his or her gifts bring neither.

“The dreamer whatever their age, job or family background is considered most suspect, for it seems that they don’t even have a craft to excuse their moral laziness. People with such beliefs will find it most difficult to understand the creativity of their own being. The work done in dreams, the multitudinous experience encountered there, will be invisible to them. They will have little regard or respect for the dreamers or visionaries of the world, and will be the first to leap upon those in their own generation who display such tendencies.

“Yet, beneath, the inner self is quite aware of the great thrusting creativity that occurs in dreams, and realizes that the source of individual energy has nothing to do with such superficial concepts as the nature of good and evil” ….
End of Seth talking 

So, my recommendation to each of you is to pay attention to your dreams and take note of those “crazy” impulses that you receive during waking hours. The impulses are urgings from your psyche to pay attention, become aware, and take action; always to take some action.

A word of caution here; limiting beliefs and old voices telling you “you can’t do that”, may try to put a damper on your natural creativity. Value fulfillment for you may not be to write a novel, poem, or other form of literature; but your dreams and impulses may direct you into the areas of your life associated with your personal purpose and value fulfillment.

 Listen and become aware of those messages from your psyche. The first step toward changing your life is awareness.


© October 3, 2016 John W. Robinson, Dream Awareness Network


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What About Nightmares?

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 3:04 PM Comments comments (53)

What about Nightmares?

Whenever I meet someone for the first time the conversation often leads to the question, “What do you do?” I then explain that since I have retired from the corporate world), I facilitate Dream Awareness Workshops. There is usually some curiosity.

I often get one of the following responses:

  • “I don’t dream.” …or
  • “I don’t remember my dreams.” …or
  • “I keep having a reoccurring nightmare. What does that mean?” …or
  • “The other night I had this dream – so and so… - What does it mean?” …or
  • “Do you interpret the dreams of others?”

Occasionally, a person will share that they are “into their dreams” and have been keeping a dream journal for a long time.  Or, they might ask, “How did you get into that”? But this type of response seems to be the exception.

   I always feel rewarded when I can help spark someone’s motivation to start paying attention to their dream life.

For example, I recently met Bill (fictitious name) through Betty (fictitious name) who I met when she showed up to take part in a workshop I was doing a couple of years ago. Betty now keeps a daily/nightly dream journal. Along with my wife, the four of us shared time and conversation while having a casual dinner one evening a few weeks ago.

When Bill found out what I do, the reply was “I don’t dream; I don’t remember any dream I have had.”  

I went through the usual reply to this with the comment that Bill really does dream, and not only does he dream, he dreams every night. Bill remained inquisitive and when I asked him if he wanted to remember his dreams, he responded in the affirmative. I explained to Bill how he could start remembering his dreams by intention and how to record them in a dream journal. If the work is done it could lead to understanding, through remembering and working with his dreams.

It starts with keeping a dream journal. It starts with intention! The reward came when I spoke with Betty a few days ago and she shared that Bill is now remembering his dreams – Voila! Another dreamer has joined the Dream Awareness Network; a baby step toward reaping the rich rewards of an active creative dream life. It is a life-long learning process.

Since nightmares come up a lot in the workshops, for instructional purposes I will share an example from the past that gives insights into nightmares and the reasons behind them. Because this one is such a rich example, full of discussion topics, I will share it as it was reported by Jane Roberts, in her book The Seth Material, Chapter 14 (1970). I will only paraphrase a little for clarity.


The Seth material and all books by Jane Roberts are rich in communicating the significance and importance of our vivid dream world experiences. It also includes other metaphysical topics worthy of discussion.

This dream report deals with the topic of vivid nightmares that seem real and during which the dreamer feels helpless. Haven’t we all been there before?

  Jane speaking, sharing her dream, as it would be shared in a dream workshop:

  …“I find myself in our bedroom, out of my body, and suddenly I realize that someone or something is directly above me.

The next minute I am pushed down to the foot of the bed, off into the air, and then down to the dark corner of the bedroom floor. 

Above me is what I can only describe as a big black thing like a bloated, blurred human form, but large and very solid. I know that this thing “is out to get me”.

  “I know that I am out of my body, I am overwhelmed with astonishment, as well as very frightened.  As I am trying to figure out what this thing is, it bites me several times on the hand. It is amazingly oppressive, and keeps up its effort to drag me farther away from my body into the bedroom closet.

 “In dismay, I hear Rob snoring. I realize Rob wouldn’t know anything is wrong since I am not in my physical body. I wonder, - Where is Seth, are where are all those “guides” who are suppose to come running to your aid when you get in predicaments like this? I am having all these thoughts as I try to fight this thing off. I am very conscious of the creature’s weight, which is really amazing, and its intent – which is to maul me up as much as possible, if not to kill me outright.

“Don’t panic” I tell myself, trying desperately to retain some semblance of calm. But the thing presses down and is about to bite me again. This time I think, “To hell with not panicking,” and I start to “yell my head off.” I hope that my shouting will either frighten the creature away or attract some kind of help. The thing pulls back for an instant, like a huge startled animal, and I slip from beneath it and shoot fast as a rocket for my body, with the creature after me.”

“The next instant I am back in my body feeling that my physical head is spinning. For a minute I was afraid to open my eyes. “Boy, if it’s still there, I’ve had it,” I thought.

But the thing was gone. Or, it was still trapped in another level of existence. I thought of waking Rob to tell him, but decided not to interrupt his sleep.  Now that I was safe I was more than a little ashamed of myself for being such a coward, but I wasn’t so complacent that I felt like going right back to sleep, either! So I got up, drank a glass of milk, and thought of all the things I should have done.”

The next night, after the dream, Jane was holding a regular Wednesday night Seth session with a group of friends. During the meeting Seth commented on Jane’s dream. In the books, Seth refers to Jane as Ruburt, a male entity and the pronoun “he” is used when referring to Jane.

Seth’s response was this:

  “Our friend attempted to choose a different battlefield last night. He decided to think of all negative feelings as enemies, and to give them form in another plane of reality where he could do battle with them. This was not an astral plane, but a lower one.

“The energy behind his “black thing” was the energy of hidden fears, but such a thing could be formed by anyone, since there are fears in any person. Ruburt tried to isolate them, give them form, and fight them all at once. The thing was actually a rather clumsy lower-dimensional animal, a provoked dumb dog of other dimensions that then attacked him, symbolically enough, by biting.

“Any “thing” so created entirely of fears would be frightened and particularly angry at its creator. It could do nothing but attack to protect whatever reality it had, for it knew Ruburt created it only to slay it, if possible. It did have reality therefore.

“Ruburt leapt back to safety and normal consciousness. The thing then dissipated, as far as Ruburt was concerned. For when Ruburt ‘ran home’ he automatically withdrew the energy of his attention from it….

"Ruburt tried to separate from himself all those elements he considers negative, and fight them at once, almost as if in so doing he could remove evil from the universe.

“He tried to destroy the ‘animal of evil’ and it bit him back. Now evil does not exist in those terms, and even illness or fear are not necessarily enemies, as much as aids to understanding and means to a greater end…”

Seth went on to say:

“The evil that Ruburt imagined he was projecting outward does not exist, but because he believed it did, he formed the materialization from his fears. It was the shape of his recent depression.

"In larger terms, there is no evil, only your own lack of perception, but I know this is difficult for you to accept. But this fact is Ruburt’s safeguard in his out-of-body travels – as long as he remembers it. Dream actions can then be turned toward fulfilling constructive expectations, which can themselves effect a change for the better.”

“The personality is composed of energy gestalts. As the personality is changed by any experience, it is changed by its dreams; and as an individual is molded by their physical environment to some extent, so are they molded by the dreams which they themselves create. . . .

"The self is limitless.

"When your perceptions fail, it seems to you that boundaries appear. For example, it seems to you that dreams cease when you are no longer aware of them. This is not so.”

***

The dream of Jane Roberts serves to point out how fears we hold can become a “stage play” that we create metaphorically, representing to us ‘the fears in action’. 

Therefore, maybe the first thing we need to do is to search inside ourselves for fears we are not facing up to. Fear is often expressed as anger, so the things that anger us should be examined.

The emotion of fear is grounded in beliefs like all emotions are. When the limiting beliefs are replaced with constructive ones, we will likely find that the respective fears no longer show up as nightmares.

This dream example is a complex one and I have chosen to use it only to illustrate how fears impact our dreams and nightmares. At a later time I will discuss the other topics involved in this dream report; out-of-body (OBE) experiences, lucid dreaming, the awareness of physical senses in an altered state of consciousness, the astral plane, multi dimensions, the concept of “evil”, illness as an aid to understanding, the limitless self and the projection of consciousness.

A final comment from Jane Roberts after reflecting on the dream shared: …

“I’d been depressed for several days before the incident, brooding on the negative attitudes that sometimes seem to surround us. Worse, I recognized many of them in myself: resentments, fears, and anger.”

As President FDR said in his first inaugural address: …
 “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.”

 Postscript:
 If you already keep a dream journal and occasionally have recorded nightmares, look back over these dreams and determine if there is a common thread related to monster types, locations, people, or what was said to you. 

Did you record how you were feeling in the dream and after you woke up?

Did you give the dream a title?

Were there past events in your life or the world at the time that disturbed you?

Were you feeling anxiety or fear about a possible future event that had not happened yet?

© John W, Robinson, Dream Awareness Network, September 18, 2016

 

 

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Transforming Politics Through Divine Grace

Posted on August 8, 2016 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (37)

Is There a Place in Politics for Divine Grace?

 
Before you read this post, if you are even interested in doing so, I will help you to understand my perspective of this topic. First, I am not referring to anyone’s specific religion when I use the word divine. Although some attributes of one’s religion may contain elements of the divine, claiming to be religious does not mean you are aligned with the divine in a much more universal sense as described here. It has nothing to do with morality or judgment. And grace is not something dished out to deserving people by some capricious God.

 What is Divine Grace then, and can it play a part in politics? In the book What Ever Happened to Divine Grace, by Ramon Stevens, “Divine Grace is the creative, motivating power or energy of your life and the entire universe. Divine means the source of this creative, motivating energy is beyond your normal ideas regarding the physical universe.” It is therefore meta-physical. 

Meta in English is from the Greek preposition and prefix meta (μετά-) meaning “after” or “beyond”.  In this sense, metaphysical means a divine concept beyond the normal interpretation of physical reality as perceived by the 5 physical senses. 

When I first started studying Physics, the subject as a scientific body of knowledge was defined in my first text as “the fundamental science of that natural world.” Physics was understood by studying the proofs of certain theorems that then became laws using the language of mathematics and experimental observations. 

 Of course, the natural world was meant to include only what could be sensed by the 5 physical senses that humans use to perceive the world. Any phenomenon that was “beyond” that definition; i.e., the metaphysical, simply was not true, not natural, and did not exist. End of discussion. This was classical physics. The phenomenal world of factual direct experience, no matter how revealing or how powerful, just simply was not a valid scientific experience. 

Contrast that worldview with the 21 century quantum physicists, theoretical physicists, and astrophysicists who are grappling with using mathematics to maybe prove the existence of parallel universes, multidimensional existences, that time really does not exist, that space is really curved, that we may live in a virtual reality of another beings “video game”; or even that we may have counterpart personalities living parallel lives in some other dimension.

 Out–of-the-box thinking that came about through quantum physics changed everything in the scientific worldview and is still changing it. Topics that were ignored once because science had no explanation for them are now being discussed in metaphysical terminology and trying to be proven mathematically.

 There are more mind boggling concepts than those I have listed below.  I am not making this up. If you want to be up to date on modern thought in the world of Physics, just sit down in front of the marvelous technological inventions of flat screen TV or your computer screen and watch the latest full season of the Discovery Science Channel series Through The Worm Hole narrated by that great actor who has played god in the cinema, Morgan Freeman.

 You will see that the definition of Physics is clearly being redefined from what it was in that first text I studied in 1961. It is certainly a revolution in thinking that will lead to a completely revised worldview. My opinion is summed up in a quote from the book The Evolution of Physics, authored by Albert Einstein and Leopold Infield:

 “Science is not, and will never be a closed book. Every important advance brings new questions. Every development reveals, in the long run, new and deeper difficulties”. 

 I will add that the “difficulty” arises because of the reluctance of those trying to hold on to their old outmoded worldviews, not wanting to change beliefs that would upset their “apple cart” of understanding. A similar scenario of changes as described above for science, hold true for religious beliefs and worldviews as well.

The great divide and the enormous wedge driven between the two big political parties, by the right leaning religious conservatives, by intent, has created a situation that will not be as easily reconciled as the dilemma described above regarding scientific beliefs and how they change .

What both the old ideas of thinking, regarding religion and science have done, working jointly, is to deny any existence of divine grace without judgment, is to proliferate fear, war, destruction of Nature, and a feeling by a majority, that they may be living a life without valid meaning or purpose, based on what has been experienced in the past. 

 So, as a field of applied physics, Meta Physics could be described as the study of the laws of the universe that describe the creative and motivating power, or energy, of all life, ALL That Is, anywhere in the entire universe or universes including, but not limited to, our incomplete understanding of what we call physical reality.

There just may be a Physics that applies to the Unknown reality, just as there is a Physics that applies to physical reality; a reality that some physicist says is an illusion anyway.

One of the most profound laws of physics, e=mc², formulated by Albert Einstein, says that there is an equivalency existing between matter and energy.  The magnitude of this equivalency is factored by the speed of light, c, squared.  This light speed factor is an enormous number using conventional thinking. The speed of light is approximately 186,000 miles per second of clock time. That speed squared is 34,596,000,000.

 Therefore the factor in the equivalency is 34 billion 596 million. To be more precise, the speed is if the “particle” of light was traveling in a vacuum.  This is no small potatoes. You may feel I have gotten off track a little. In reality I just want you to try to get a perspective of the unthinkable amount of energy contained in the matter in our visible universe only.

How this energy was originally created, no one knows and I suspect, probably never will.  What is or was the source of this energy?  Science only explains the source as a miracle (of course they don’t use that word) they call the Big Bang.

 One instant there was no matter at all, and the next instant, all the matter of the universe came into existence and started expanding very rapidly and then coalescing. Since the originating source of all this enormous amount of energy is beyond any physical explanation science can offer, it must truly be metaphysical, or beyond the physical, this puts it in the realm of the Divine.

 Again, according to the full definition of Divine Grace in Ramon Stevens’ book:

  “Divine Grace is the motivating power of your life and universe. Divine means the source is beyond your physical universe; grace means that the divinity rides on a loving, buoyant intent which seeks always to carry you to your own greatest fulfillment.”…There is a greater level of wisdom at work in our lives that is a claiming voice. It is the voice of Divine Grace.”

 No one can deny that energy is real and exists. Everyone does experience energy in many forms. The law of physics in the physical world known as the law of the conservation of energy tell us that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but that  it only can be transformed from form to another, or transferred from one object to another;  meaning that the expression or manifestation of it can be altered.

 One of the greatest unknowns in astronomy today is an understanding of the process of how galaxies form. There are theories, but no certainties. The galaxy-formation process has not stopped. Our universe continues to evolve. Where does all the energy that condenses into matter come from, if energy can be neither created nor destroyed?

Just what was the source of all this energy that scientist say produced a “big bang” with its resulting clouds of matter in the form of cosmic dust? Science comes up with theories about what took place after the theoretical big bang, but leave the discussion about what caused the big bang up to the philosophers and theologian.

Remember the above definition of Divine; Divine means the source of this creative, motivating energy is beyond our normal ideas regarding the physical universe. It is therefore meta-physical. The idea of Grace implies that there is intention associated with this explosion of creative energy. So, creation happens by intention, whether it is the creation of a universe, a mass event, or the creation of an individual’s personal reality.

 At our level of understanding in the beginning of the 21 century, we can only theorize about who or what is at the source of creating that energy. Since there is a “something” acting as the source, we can’t really be so sure that energy is being conserved unless the source is a part of the system.

 If we only consider what we see and understand as the physical universe, we cannot say for sure that the source of this physical universe supplies a limited amount of energy or not. We would have to consider the whole system including the source as a part of the system, and on and on. Maybe, the so called Law of Conservation of Energy is really just a working theory about energy in the physical world, but does not apply to the metaphysical universe, the unknown reality.

 As sure as the scientist are about so many things, they still tell us now at the beginning of the 21 century that the apparent measurable amount of matter and energy in the universe does not make sense; does not add up, according to previous and current accepted theory. They theorize that in order for the universe to remain being held together, approximately 70- 95% of all matter and energy is “unknown”. It’s somewhere “out there”, they say; even all around us.  If it’s out there, where does, or did, it come from?  I think you begin to understand the quote above from the book by Einstein:

“Science is not, and will never be a closed book. Every important advance brings new questions. Every development reveals, in the long run, new and deeper difficulties”. 

Since science has never been able to explain the source of this creative energy or the matter that coalesced, they have held to the idea and theory of a Big Bang. Maybe it is time that they explore what meta physical philosophy has been saying with vigor for the past 60 years or so, and before in some ancient writings; that energy in the form of consciousness gives rise to matter by intention, in its many and varied forms; from the atom and molecule to a biological structure as complicated as humans and the human brain. 

 If so, Consciousness then,  may not be an accidental random happening that arises from non conscious matter by accident, but that matter is actually formed by intentional consciousness manipulating energy and slowing it’s frequency to the point that it appears solid. 

 This discussion cannot begin to explain - who, what, where, when, and why of consciousness.  For some insight, I can direct you to that great resource of knowledge and wisdom know as the Seth material.  The Seth material is a collection of books authored by Jane Roberts and they can be discovered by a few moments of Google searches.

 So, how is this “greater level of wisdom at work in our lives that is a calming voice - the voice of Divine Grace,” Showing up in the 21 century?

It is showing up in the emerging revolution in ideas, thoughts and actions in our politics, our religions, our economies, our beliefs about war as a means of solving problems between nations, and our very ideas about what is reality according to science.

 The voice is in the form of impulses of awareness that some change is needed and that real and lasting change begins from within – A belief that the outer reality is just a reflection of what is collectively within each individual.  The real change starts within us.

 To the person grounded in institutionally taught, conservative, fundamental, “right-leaning” religious ideas, the concept of divine grace means a belief in an objective creator “God” outside and above them somewhere in some place they call heaven. This father figure as projected by them is a judgmental character willing to condemn them to eternal misery, or slaughter them in vicious ways, for not living according to certain rules which have been projected onto “him” throughout history.

 They attribute to “him”, this God,  the human qualities of jealousy, revenge,  both hate and love,  disdain for the physical body, disdain for impulsive thought, submission to male authority, and blind conformity to other than self. This “God” even has children that he likes better than other children, and doesn’t mind killing the opponents of those chosen as favorites. I am not referring to any one religion here, but to all fundamentalist conservative religious sects that hold that belief.

The fundamentalist extreme conservative ideas about reality manifest in a constant struggle between the powers of good and the powers of evil. Not only is there grace and destruction from above, there is divine destruction allowed from below in some where called Hell, under control of a power objectified as Satan,  where one may suffer an eternity for not pleasing their objectified “God”.  All good comes from God and all not good comes from the Devil/Satan, an all powerful force of evil.

 They cannot understand these ideas in terms of metaphor.  In this worldview, one must love God and at the same time fear God. And their greatest fear is that God will snuff them out for not living according to the rules some other humans have set for them.  They fear they could be snuffed out or killed and be faced with an eternal punishment in Hell for their mistakes, or failure to “miss the mark” (the original meaning of the origin of the word sin).

 So, the two main western worldviews that have dominated our past culture are the religious one described above, or the scientific one described above that says life came about through random accidental happenings, without real purpose or design and the meaning of existence is just to propagate more random beings devoid of meaning and purpose. Only the strongest and fittest survive in a process of evolution as progressing in a linear fashion.  It is in the scientific group that most people who label themselves atheist fall.

 A critical survey of the world events and the continued destruction of the earth, might lead you to think neither worldview is working all that well in allowing the greatest fulfillment of every person, with the same degree of fair and just consideration. The impact and consequences of these worldviews can be seen in our politics, economies, environment and our culture.  For the next year, and beyond if changes don’t take place, these worldviews will be driving the political narrative.

 Even when science thinks they have “closed the book” on a subject based on how definitely the theories are presented, Einstein’s quote reference above proves right. Accepted theories portrayed as facts in education are still just theories. Recent news about the Rosetta space craft discoveries is evidence, that the book will never be closed. See the referenced link below.


“The comet being studied by Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft contains molecular oxygen, a surprising discovery that will force scientists to rethink details of how the solar system formed.”

But still, scientists insist that consciousness was a random, illogical, mutational arising that occurred out of matter in a biological form. Most scientists cannot even look at the possibility that consciousness came first and gave rise to matter. They are so sure of their theory that they accept it as fact.

 Consider the ideas below from the Seth material as contained in another blog on this site. First, I have a couple of suggestions that may help in understanding this material. The first is to let your mind be “open” for new possibilities and to “suspend disbelief”, in the impossibility of what is being shared, if only for a while.

 Allow for the possibility of these ideas to be valid, even as the other “officially” accepted religious and scientifically based views about reality, which many people have held on to, were assumed valid and not questioned by most people for so long. Indeed, some beliefs currently held may have to be changed or eliminated in order for the deeper implications of this material to sink in.

Allow for the importance of not only our intellect, but also the importance of our dreams, impulses and intuitions that speak to us of a greater inner reality that we can indeed experience and practically use in our lives to guide us and to help us solve practical problems.

 So, let us begin with an alternate view of reality as explained in much detail in the collected volumes of the Seth material published by Jane Roberts (and her spouse Robert Butts) and New Awareness Networks Inc. that took up the continued publication of previously unpublished material upon Jane’s death in 1984.

 The original manuscripts of Jane’s are kept available today through Amber-Allen Publishing Inc. They are also available at Yale University. Yale University has in its archives, copies of all of the volumes of material that was produced over a 20 year period by Jane Roberts.

 Jane has been referred to as one of the 20th century’s greatest mystics and psychics, who lived at a time when the material was shunned by most religious, scientific and educational institutions. With my paraphrasing added in some places for clarity, let us contemplate on what Seth shared with the world through Jane and Rob; and Jane’s ESP classes that she taught for about 11 years in Elmira New York.

 “Consciousness Is the Vitalizing Force behind the Physical Universe. There is a basic unit of consciousness, that expressed, will not be broken down, as once it was thought that an atom was the smallest unit and could not be broken down.

The basic unit of consciousness obviously is not physical. It contains within itself innately infinite prospects of expansion, development and organization; yet within its self always maintains the kernel of its own individuality. Despite whatever organizations it becomes a part of, or how it mixes with other such basic units, its own identity is not annihilated.

 The basic unit of consciousness (CU for consciousness unit) is the source of all other kinds of consciousnesses, and the varieties of its activities are infinite. It is aware energy, identified within its self as it’s self, not “personified”, but “awarized”.

The basic unit of consciousness (CU) combines with others of its kind, forming then units of consciousness – as atoms and molecules combined to form various structures. This CU is endowed with unpredictability, which allows for infinite patterns and fulfillment.

The organizations of consciousness “grow” even as cells grow into organs of the body and delivery systems within the body.

Each “particle” of consciousness is dependent on every other. The strength of one adds to the strength of all. The weakness of one weakens the whole. The energy of one recreates the whole.  The striving of one increases the potentially of ALL THAT IS, and this places great responsibility upon every other consciousness.”

 As used in the Seth material, All That Is, is the GOD concept, but described in an entirely different way than conventional thinking.

“Consciousness forms its own organizations and psychic interactions, such as precognition, clairvoyance and telepathy at all levels.

 Any consciousness automatically tries to express itself in all probable directions, and does so. In so doing it will experience ALL THAT IS through its own being, though interpreted, of course, through that familiar reality of its own. The structure of probabilities deals with parallel experience on all levels.

 Your consciousness picks and chooses to accept as real, the results of, and ramifications of, only certain overall purposes, desires, or intents. You follow these through a time structure. Your focus allows other just-as-legitimate experience to become invisible or not felt.

Consciousness is able to hold its own sense of identity by accepting one probability, one physical life, for example, and maintaining its identity through a lifetime.

 From the seemingly “chaotic” bed of your dreams, springs your ordered daily organized action. In your reality, the behavior of your consciousness and of your molecules is highly connected. Your type of consciousness presupposes a molecular consciousness, and your kind of consciousness is inherent in molecular consciousness – inherent within your system, but not basically predictable.”

Now, a quick review of the CU’s, or basic units of consciousness according to the Seth material:

  •  The CU’s are endowed with unpredictability.

  • The very unpredictability of the CU’s allows for infinite patterns and fulfillments.

  • The very nature of these CU’s is the vitalizing force behind everything in our physical universe, and all other universes as well.

  •  CU’s attempt to expresses themselves in all probable directions.

 Some additional advanced attributes of the CU’s are:

  • CU’s can indeed appear in several places at once, and without going through space, in your terms.

  • Literally, these CU’s can be in all places at once - They are in all places at once.

  • The CU’s will not be recognized because they will always appear as something else.

  • CU’s move faster than the speed of light!

  • There are many millions of CU’s in just one atom.

  • Each CU is aware of the reality of all others; and influences all others.

  • In our terms, these CU’s can move forward or backward in time!

 It seems to me, that these CU’s postulated by Seth In the 1960’s, may be the “God particle” that physicists have been searching for, and theorize they may have discovered through high energy collisions in the CERN particle accelerator, near Geneva, Switzerland, used to do research into the basic structure of matter. It is irony that the new ideas from quantum physics seem very similar to these ideas from the Seth material.

To grasp hold of the above ideas is to allow an entirely new worldview into your belief system. A worldview that supersedes the traditional religious and scientific world views described above. It is not a world view based on revenge and punishment or accidental random happenings, but one based on loving intention for the value fulfillment of all creation with equal opportunity as it is discovered individually and collectively, that through the power of your own beliefs, thoughts, intentions, and expectations, you create the reality and the events you experience.

This is true in physical reality as it is in the unknown reality, the meta-physical reality. 

So, the current world of global politics is the one that has been collectively created by all on earth as the UN-manifested probabilities are manifested and played out by all the actors (all of us).  Real change starts from within with new beliefs about a famous statement by a great teacher:

 “Love your neighbor as you love yourself”, and according to Seth, “Your neighbor is any other person on the face of the planet”, given inalienable rights for their own value fulfillment, by their very birth.

 If this writing has left you with more questions than answers, it is because the answers are within. And it is within that you must look. Not to another authority figure.

 You, and all others are a part of All That Is, and All That Is, is a gestalt that is a part of you, while being far greater and much more.

  •  If your desire is a more loving world, become more loving.
  • If you desire is not to be judged by others, do not judge others.
  • If you desire is not to experience the feeling of condemnation, do not condemn others.
  • If your desire is to not experience terrorism, do not rain terror onto others.
  • If you wish others to be compassionate toward you, be compassionate toward others.
  • If you feel you have to separate yourself from all others different from you, it is because you have separated yourself from the source of all being, which is love; you have separated yourself from Divine Grace.
  • Outward change always starts with a change within.
  • The problems inherent in conventional politics will begin to be taken care of, when the problems with officially accepted world views are changed.
  • It all starts within. Divine Grace is for all people on earth.

Is there room in your politics for the above statements?

There is much more on this alternate worldview I speak of in the collected volumes of the material published by Jane Roberts and her husband Robert Butts. The collected works are generally referred to as the Seth material.

 © Dec. 19, 2015 by John W. Robinson, Dream Awareness Network

 Postscript: From the book The Return Of The Prophet by Hajjar Gibran (2008). The great uncle of Hajjar was Kahlil Gibran. “The Prophet” once again speaks through Hajjar.

“You were born in grace’s garden at the dawn of creation. Nothing more than your graciousness, can be added to the depth and breadth of grace’s splendor.

 Grace speaks in soft colors and caresses your senses with benevolent whispers. She serves up a glorious banquet and does her best to awaken you for her feast. Grace carries you always homeward and forever would lead your feet to dance on the very ground that will claim them.

 It is your privilege to star in the sacred play of light and shadow that was staged to celebrate your birth. Your innate polarity is projected into the presence of all that appears before you.

You may suffer in discord with your reflections, but prior to the shadow play, the light of spiritual grace shines eternally upon you.

Whether in peace or conflict, you meet what you bring; this recognition initiates your enlightenment. The measure of your attainment is demonstrated by your emanation of grace through scenes of adversity.

The grace you are after is before you always, but in fear of need you deny it. The illusion of need hangs like a veil over your eyes. To worry of want while in this garden of plenty is to cast yourself into a sequel of lack. Loosen the knot of need and remove fear’s blindfold that you may see this extravagant playhouse through the eyes of the preeminent Player.

Grace overfilled your cup long before the fear of want was conceived. Patiently she waits with delight for those precious moments when you pause to notice.”
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Politics in the 21st. Century

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21st. Century Politics: The Struggle between Fear and Reason

Part One: Exploring the psychology of the “Far Right”.

In one of my previous posts (on the Face Book page Dream Awareness Network), I brought up the topics of fear, anger, and hatred in politics.  I think the recent Republican Political Party has been a shining example of these detrimental emotions. This is not to say that the Democratic Party is void of them. Only that the Republican leaders have been the shining stars in the politics of fear. It cannot be more evident than in the last debate on December 15, 2015.

In this post and future ones, I will explore the reasons for this in regard to the Republicans leading their charges. I will look for the reasons why they display such fear and paranoia. What are they afraid of?  This post gives some underpinnings to reflect on. Othert post will deal more directly with the fears of the “Far Right” in general and how this influences political ideology.

And then I will move on to the “Far Left”- I will do the same for the far left liberals. Why have they been so reluctant to bring about even greater positive changes in our national climate? What are they afraid of? How do they help foster creating a victim mentality?

Through this ongoing analysis I hope to show why this country needs to support Bernie Sanders at this point in our experiment with Democracy.  Yes, it is still, I believe, in the experimental stage, not yet fully realized. Maybe, it is Bernie Sanders that can take us one step closer. It will not be a “piece of cake”. Hopefully, the outcome will be that after the radical changes, we end with political institutions that are a blend of the rational and intuitive powers of Mind.

  The Nixon Example
  I could not paint a better picture of what I am attempting to show than the following excerpts taken from the book – The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events(INME), 1981, by Jane Roberts, Sessions 856 & 870.

The sessions deal with frightened people, idealism, and interpretations of good and evil. It deals with the “Watergate Affair”. This moment in our national history happened in 1972. If you are part of our country’s largest voting bloc, the New Millennials, you may not know the history.  This synopsis will give you an idea of what happened. A thorough understanding can easily be discovered by researching the topic.
The Watergate Affair was brought to us by the conservative Republican President Richard M. Nixon. For more details read the article referenced by the link at the end of this post.

From the book The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events:

“Let us look briefly at that entire affair, remembering some of our earlier questions: When does an idealist turn into a fanatic, and how? And how can the desire to do good bring about catastrophic results?

The President at the time and through all of his life before was at heart a stern, repressed idealist of a rather conventionally religious kind. He believed in an idealized good, while believing most firmly and simultaneously that “man” was fatally flawed, filled with evil, and more naturally given to bad rather than good intent.

He believed in the absolute necessity of power, while convinced at the same time that he did not possess it; and further, he believed that in the most basic terms the individual was powerless to alter the devastating march of  evil and corruption that he saw within the country, and in all other countries in the world. No matter how much power he achieved, it seemed to him that others had more- other people, other groups, other countries – but their power he saw as evil. While he believed in the existence of an idealized good he felt that the wicked were powerful and the good were weak and without vigor. 

He concentrated on the vast gulf that seemed to separate the idealized good and the practical, ever-pervading corruption that in his eyes grew by leaps and bounds. He saw himself as just. Those who did not agree with him, he saw as moral enemies. Eventually it seemed to him that he was surrounded by the corrupt, and that any means at his disposal was justified to bring down those who would threaten the presidency or the state.

  He was as paranoid as any poor deluded man or woman is who feels, without evidence, that he or she is being pursued by creatures from space, earthly or terrestrial enemies, or evil psychic powers. Those poor people will build up for themselves a logical sequence of events, in which the most innocent encounter is turned into a frightening threat. They will project that fear outward until they seem to meet it in each person they encounter.

It is obvious to most others that such paranoid views are not based on mass fact.

Your President at the time, had at his command vast information, so that he was aware of many groups and organizations that did not agree with his policies. He used those as in other circumstances a paranoid might use the sight of a police car to convince himself that he was being pursued by the police, or the FBI or whatever.

The President felt threatened – and not only personally threatened, for he felt that the good for which he stood in his own mind was in peril. And again, since the idealized good seemed too remote and difficult to achieve, any means was justified. Those who followed him, in the Cabinet and so forth possessed the same kind of characteristics to some degree or another.

  No one is as fanatical, and no one can be more cruel, than the self righteous. It is very easy for such persons “to become religiously converted” after such episodes (as in Watergate) lining themselves up once more on the side of good, searching for “the power of fellowship -  Turning to church rather than government, hearing in one way or another, the voice of God.”

I will interject here the actions of Republican President George W. Bush, 30 years later in 2003, who openly and publicly stated that he heard the “Voice of God” tell him to invade the non-threatening country of Iraq.

The consequences of his actions resulted in the deaths of 6,700 U.S. servicemen, the maiming of approximately 40,000 more that came back from the experience with missing arms, legs, or eye sight, unstable mental conditions, and consequential suicides that continue to this day. There were also hundreds of thousands of Iraqi people who were killed; men, women and children, who continue to suffer today from depleted uranium poisoning spewed out by the weapons used in that war of aggression.

  Is that what  “Christian God” would tell someone to do? Is that any better than those you fear and their actions? Was that really the teachings of the historical Christ? I hardly think so. At least, from my perspective and the experience I gained as a leader in a Christian church for several years in my past. (I served as deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher, prayer group facilitator and personal growth group facilitator).

Research the facts for yourself if you do not believe me. This summary does not even consider the deaths resulting still today from the consequential actions of that decision in 2003 (as in terrorists wanting to “get even” through the development of ISIS).

What karmic entanglement will the U.S. be in store for in the future if it does not change its destructive direction? I have not even brought up the environmental impact that we may experience because of the G. W. Bush’s administrations decisions, or lack of them regarding the environment. He was supported by many Republican congressional persons; since they cannot accept the fact that we humans, as a part of Nature, are having a detrimental impact on all of Nature.

I think many of the supporters and those dedicated to the Bush administration ideals believed they were taking the right actions, according to their deeply held beliefs that were rooted in fear. The power of fear can feed irrationality and destructive behaviors. One must look within themselves to discover a power greater than fear. It is not external.

We have forsaken our roots. The window of opportunity may pass us by if dramatic changes in our political system are not implemented. Some believe we may be at a decisive moment in our history.

Back to the Watergate affair from The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events ...

“So how can the well-meaning idealist know if their good intent will lead to some actualization? How can he or she know, if this good intent might in fact lead to disastrous conditions? When does an idealist turn into a fanatic?

Look at it this way: If someone tells you that pleasure is wrong and tolerance is weakness, and that you must follow this or that dogma blindly in obedience, and if you are told this is the only right road toward the idealized good, then most likely you are dealing with a fanatic. If you are told to kill for the sake of peace, you are dealing with someone who does not understand peace or justice. If you are told to give up your free will, you are dealing with a fanatic!”

I will interject again with my experience of the last Bush administration. Their mantra, which was also used by the Hitler Nazi regime

(See the relevant post on the Blog Page:Language, Words and Thoughts; A Journey From Beliefs To Action: What It Means To Be A Liberal.  It is under the category Politics, World Events and Dreams.)


  “You are either with us or against us,” was the Bush mantra used to intimidate all opposition to the so called  “Bush Doctrine” and their destructive plans. It seems that the Homeland Security Project was also implemented in order to take away many of your freedoms and to create a state of perpetual fear. 

Those who spoke out against the administration were treated with suspect. I believe this is why I was put on the “do not fly watch list” during the entire Bush administration after they started to implement their plans. I had been outspoken in various communications to many people as being in opposition to the policies. Air travel was important to my career. I was not removed from that list until Obama was elected President. …Now back to the excerpt from INME.

…”Through your mundane conscious choices, you affect all events of your world, so that the mass world is the result of multitudinous individual choices. You could not make choices at all if you did not feel impulses to do this or that, so the choices usually involve you in making decisions between various impulses. Impulses are urges toward action. Some are conscious and some are not.” …

…”To change the world for the better, you must begin by changing your own life. There is no other way.

You begin by accepting your own worth as a part of the universe, and by granting every other being that same recognition.

You begin by honoring life in all its forms.

You begin by changing your thoughts toward your contemporaries, your country, your family, and your working companions.

If the ideal of loving your neighbor like yourself seems remote, you will at least absolutely refrain from killing your neighbor – and your neighbor is any other person on the face of the planet!

You cannot love your neighbor, in fact, until you love yourself, and if you believe that it is wrong to love yourself, you are indeed unable to love anyone else.”

To reduce the risk of cerebral overload, I will finish this post on the politics of fear with the next post. As a teaser, here is an excerpt to be in the next post. It is from the book What Happened to Divine Grace?, 1988, by Ramon Stevens.
 
“…How then, can you distinguish between a legitimate idea or philosophy and one based on fear? Fear provides two give away clues for the discerning mind to detect.

  First, it will cause its host to latch on to what appear to be contradictory beliefs. A logically considered philosophy is one that can be reasonably applied to every situation and found to be consistent.

A philosophy based on fear, however, latches onto a host of different ideas, some of them opposing, in its desperate attempt to camouflage its true reality. When you speak with someone whose beliefs seem to cancel each other out in contradictory shambles, know that you are speaking not to reason but to fear.

The second clue fear provides is that if a philosophy based upon it is allowed full expression and played out, it will invariably bring about precisely the opposite result of that which it claims to support. Why? Because as we have seen, an impulse that is denied out of fear is energized by the denial, the grid of intent behind it empowered to a much greater degree than the superficially desired goal.

Thus, inevitably, a policy based on fear will result in the precise opposite of what it claims to desire.”
 
You can gain more insight into the above idea by reading the posts on this web site Blog Page that deal with the Power of Suggestion and The Law of Attraction. There are several posts covering the topics.

Think about the presidency of Richard M. Nixon and a few of his followers:
 -- Professed to conduct a “War on crime”, but had to resign his position of President before certain impeachment for criminal activities related to the Watergate Affair.
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  And also the presidency of George W. Bush and fellow neocons:

–  Professed a platform of Family values, protector of freedom, converses with “God”, but led to the total disruption or destruction of untold thousands of lives and families, took away individual freedoms, further enhanced spying on all Americans, took the politics of fear to the extreme for modern times, and whose actions resulted in the turmoil still existing in the middle east today.

We can do better! The politics of fear has to stop. The politics of separation has to stop. We need constructive ideas and problem solving. We need all the people involved who truly support a better future. We need thousands of visionary leaders. We can no longer afford a do nothing congress living fat off of tax payer dollars - Your dollars.

For more information related to this post see:
 
The below link was not discussed in this post but should be reviewed by all voters before the next election. I will cover some of it in another post. It covers the lies told the American public by the Ronald Regan administration - Another fearful Republican administration. George H. W. Bush was Vice President.
           
For information related to the lies told concerning the invasion of Iraq see the below link:
 

Footnote: For The New Millennials.

Being a part of our country’s largest voting bloc, the New Millennials, you may not know the history I refer to in detail, but I do think that you may be better able to discern truth as a group, than some of the generations that preceded you. You have had more access to information through technology than all previous generations.

My hope is that you have also gained a better grasp of the ideas of reality creation, exercised not only through your vote, but also through participation. You influence the creation of a better democracy through your thoughts, intentions, and actions.
You also influence the creation of a more just and fair world through your thoughts, intentions, and actions.

I also hope that you, like me, will obtain a copy of the speech delivered this week by Pope Francis and read it for understanding. How does it resonate with you and your role in creating the future you desire socially, economically, spiritually and politically? Which presidential candidate meets your standards for the future you desire?

   Based on what I have read, observed, and understood so far, for me it is Senator Bernie Sanders. His standards are supported greatly by his voting record in Congress and the Bills he has introduced. It will take a team of hundreds of thousands to support his effort for positive and dramatic change for all.

I may be two generations removed from the New Millennials, but, being a product of the ‘60’s I have an awareness of the ideals that were embraced then, which are similar I think, to your current ideals. You have all the resources for peaceful revolutionary success at your disposal.

Be bold – “Cape Diem”! - It’s your future at stake.
Express your dream for your country and yourself through action.


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Exercise for Which You?...Which World? - Form

Posted on January 10, 2015 at 4:02 PM Comments comments (38)
Natural Hypnosis Exercise Form: Which You? Which World.
 
©Dream Awareness Network Aug. 22, 2014    

Within your own subjective reality are traces of all those roads not taken and all those abilities you have not used. You may think of yourself as primarily a parent, or mainly in terms of your job or profession.

As much as possible for now, for this exercise, forget the normal familiar light in which you see yourself, and consider your entire identity as you do the following exercise.

Write down all of your known physical abilities, no matter how trivial you think they may be, and whether or not they have been fully developed.

Likewise, write down all of your known mental abilities, no matter how trivial you think they are, even if they have not been developed fully.

Write down all of theinclinationsyou have had toward particular activities, even those you have only remotely considered along with those that have come vividly to your mind.

    Physical Abilities                 Mental Abilities                 Inclinations

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The lists you have written down represent the varied probable characteristics from which you have chosen to activate your particular main interest. Out of all these attributes, you have chosen what you now consider to be your hard-bed reality.

To follow any of these directions, can enrich your existence and experience that you know, and in turn open up other probabilities that now escape you.

The main image of yourself that you have held has, to a large extent, also closed your mind to these other probable interests and identifications.

If you think in terms of a multidimensional self, then you will realize that you have many more avenues open to expression and fulfillment than you have been using. These probable achievements will lie latent unless you consciously decide to bring them into being.

Whatever talents you sense you have, can be developed only if you determine to do so. The simple act of decision will then activate the unconscious mechanisms. You as a personality, regardless of your health, wealth or circumstances, have a rich variety of probable experience from which to choose. Consciously you must realize this and seize the direction for your own life.

Even if you say “I will go along with all life offers”, you are making a conscious decision. If you say, “I am powerless to direct my life”, you are also making a deliberate choice – and in that case a limiting one. 

Once every six months, do this exercise over and monitor yourself on the progress you are making in all of your change efforts. Using this in conjunction with the other two Natural Hypnosis exercises, re-evaluate and make changes in your expectations as you goals change. Each time, you should get closer to your personal "purpose in Life".

Are the results moving you in the direction of achieving the desired expectations, or outcomes? Do you feel you have taken appropriate action? If not, can you identify any lack of application of the ideas and processes covered in all of the post in this series on suggestion and Natural Hypnosis?  

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Natural Hypnosis - Which You?...Which World?

Posted on January 10, 2015 at 3:43 PM Comments comments (30)

NATURAL HYPNOSIS: “Which You, Which World?’   
How to Free Yourself from Limitations

© Dream Awareness network August, 2014  

There is one statement, along with a few others, that Seth constantly stresses in the Seth material: 

  THE PRESENT IS THE POINT OF POWER.

In practical terms, this is one of the most important sentences uttered by Seth. The thoughts we think, the emotions we feel, the intentions we form, the beliefs we accept or change, the expectations we have, and the choices we make every present moment will determine what life experiences we will encounter in the “future”. Those experiences are activated at that moment, in that present. We do have the power to a large degree, to create the kind of reality we want to materialize or manifest. That reality arises out of every present moment based on our conscious decisions and actions. It is the very process of this manifestation and materialization that the so called, age old, “Law of Attraction” attempts to describe.

Sometimes slogans like “matching the vibrational frequencies” are used as a way of simplifying an explanation of this process. This arises out of the fact that all thought and emotion does propagate from their source as a wave, to use a physics term. In that context, every wave has a vibrational frequency, amplitude, and a speed of propagation. All waves then have an associated energy. Just as light travels from a point source as an electromagnetic wave of energy, Seth contended, and modern research by some scientists has confirmed, that thought energy does the same. Nikalo Tesla, a past great scientist, is quoted as saying:  

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”   



Radio, TV, Wi-Fi, and cell phone signals carry communications in a similar manner. If you want to understand the signal that is traveling in your direction, you must have a receiver that can tune in, or match the vibrational frequency of the signal you wish to receive, and then transform that signal into sound waves. The transformation is done via the device you are using. Your ear receives the sound waves and then it is converted into electrical impulses by your body that travels to the brain – and eureka – we have magic! 

We can be grateful that we have such a variety of incoming electromagnetic signals to choose from among all those that are being broadcast. We have the power to choose what we listen to, watch and accept into our minds. The information and communication signals we accept are filtered through our conscious minds and beliefs and then allowed to be stored in our unconscious or subconscious minds. We are constantly accepting either new data or reinforcing old data previously accepted. This is all a part of the process of natural hypnosis.

“Since your conscious beliefs determine those unconscious functions that bring about your personal experience, your first step is to enlarge those beliefs.

Within your own subjective reality are traces of all those roads not taken and all those abilities not used. You may think of yourself as primarily a parent, or mainly in terms of your job or profession. As much as possible for now, for this exercise, forget the normal familiar light in which you see yourself, and consider your entire identity as you do the following exercise.” There will be a form on another post to provide you a copy to use for this exercise.

See Post :  Exercise for Which You, Which World? -  Form”.

1.       Write down all of your known physical abilities, no matter how trivial you think they may be, and whether or not they have been fully developed.

2.       Likewise, write down all of your known mental abilities, no matter how trivial you think they are, even if they have not been fully developed.

3.       Write down all of the inclinations you have had toward particular activities, even those you have only remotely considered along with those that have come vividly to your mind.

“The lists you have written down represent the varied probable characteristics from which you have chosen to activate your particular main interest. Out of all these attributes, you have chosen what you now consider to be your hard-bed reality.

To follow any of these directions, can enrich your existence and experience that you know, and in turn open up other probabilities that now escape you. The main image of yourself that you have held has, to a large extent, also closed your mind to these other probable interests and identifications.

If you think in terms of a multidimensional self, then you will realize that you have many more avenues open to expression and fulfillment than you have been using. These probable achievements will lie latent unless you consciously decide to bring them into being.

Whatever talents you sense you have can be developed only if you determine to do so. The simple act ofdecision will then activate the unconscious mechanisms. You as a personality, regardless of your health, wealth or circumstances, have a rich variety of probable experience from which to choose.

Consciously you must realize this and seize the direction for your own life. Even if you say “I will go along with all life offers”, you are making a conscious decision. If you say, “I am powerless to direct my life”, you are also making a deliberate choice – and in that case a limiting one. 

The path of experience is nowhere settled. There is no one road that does not have avenues to another. There are deep veins of probable actions ever available to you at any given time. Your imagination can be of great value, allowing you to open yourself to such courses; you can then use it to help you bring these into being.

If you are poor, you chose that reality from many probable ones that did not involve poverty – and that are still open. If you chose illness, again, there is a probable reality ready for initiation in which you choose health. If you are lonely there are probable friends you refused to meet in the past, but who are readily available.

In your mind, then, see those probable abilities or events taking place. As you do, the intensity of your desire brings them into your experience.  There are no boundaries set about the self. There are literally many other probable “yous”. You can draw upon their abilities, as in their own way they call upon your own, for you are all intimately connected.

You must realize that you are indeed a probable you. Your experience is the result of beliefs. Your neuronal structure necessitates a certain focus, so that other experiences counter to your conscious assumptions, remain probable or latent.

Alter the beliefs and any probable self can, within certain limitations, be actualized.

But do realize, when you try to change your convictions in order to change your experience, you also have to first stop the momentum that you have already built up. You are changing the messages while the body is used to reacting smoothly, unquestionably, to a certain set of beliefs, due to the natural hypnosis that was put in place by the conscious mind surrounding those past beliefs.

There is a steady even flow in which conscious activity through the neurological structure brings about events.  When you alter these conscious beliefs through effort, then a period of time is necessary while the structure learns to adjust to the new preferred situation. If beliefs are changed overnight, comparatively less time is required.

 THE PRESENTIS THE POINT OF POWER.


In a manner of speaking, each belief can be seen as a powerful station, pulling, or attracting to it, from fields of probabilities, only those signals to which it is attuned, and blocking out all others.” 

Another way of saying this is that the Law of Attraction works when the vibrational frequency of that which you desire, matches the vibrational frequency of your beliefs and any limiting beliefs have been tuned out. Some express this condition as being in “alignment”. 

You must remember:

Your present beliefs govern the actualization of events.

Creativity and experience are being formed moment by moment by each individual. You must understand that your present is the point at which flesh and matter meet with the spirit. Therefore, the present is your point of power in your current lifetime, as you think of it. It is from that moment in the present which you choose – “Which You and Which World?”.

 If you assign greater force to the past, then you will feel ineffective and deny yourself your own energy.

·         To close this exercise, “sit with your eyes wide open, looking about you, and realize that this moment represents the point of your power, through which you can affect both past and future events. The present seen before you, with its intimate physical experience, is the result of action in other such presents. Do not be intimidated therefore by the past or the future. There is no need at all for undesirable aspects of contemporary reality to be projected into the future, unless you use the power of the present to do so.”

Know also that there is a constant interaction in this multidimensional point of power, so that in your terms, one incarnated self draws from all of the others what abilities it wants, according to its own specific localized beliefs.”

Ideas, information and steps for the exercise were taken from:
The Nature of Personal Reality by Jane Robert, Sessions 655-657.

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Natural Hypnosis: Accepting Desired New Beliefs

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Natural Hypnosis: Accepting Desired New Beliefs 

“Many people assign great power to a hypnotist, yet whenever you have the undivided attention of another; you act as a hypnotist to a large degree.

Whenever you have your own undivided attention you act as a hypnotist and subject simultaneously. You give yourselves post-hypnotic suggestions all the time, particularly when you project present conditions into the future. Suggestions that you give yourselves constantly operate overall as beliefs that are reflected in your experience. 

Habitual thought patterns of either positive or negative aspects backed up by resulting action, or conditioned behavior, will be brought into your own life experience through what can be called natural hypnosis. This process is a natural function of your mind. I want to impress upon you the fact that all of this simply follows the natural function of the mind, and to dispel any ideas that you have about the “magical” aspects of hypnosis.” – (NPR S658)

This exercise will help you affect a positive change in any area of your life experience for which you feel dissatisfaction. The change will come about when you accept an empowering belief about the area of concern, and then let the old limiting belief you held previously fade away. As you do this exercise, you will be activating new biological patterns in your body. 

Pick one area of importance and make that the focus of the exercise each time you do it for a designated number of days.  When you begin to see results in that area, then choose another area or belief to work with.

EXERCISE 

1.       For 5 or 10 minutes a day at the most, use this method of natural hypnosis to accept into your subconscious, any desired new belief. Select one single, positive, empowering statement that summarizes the new belief you desire to accept.

2.       Once you are relaxed and feel centered, concentrate your attention as vividly as possible upon this statement. Visualize this statement on the screen of your mind express visually any way you feel comfortable with.

3.       Repeat this one single statement over and over while focusing upon it visually for this 5-10 minute time period.

4.       Feel the emotion of this statement in whatever way is possible for you – visualize the expression of joy and satisfaction you will emote when this has become a truth in your life. Your emotions are the element that gives this statement power.

5.       If you mind insists at first on wandering and running about, channel its images in line with your declaration. Visualize the results of it in your life in as many ways as possible at this time. Do this exercise with an “easy attitude” about it, without straining.

6.       Do this exercise as a “stand alone” exercise – do not include it at the same time, consecutively with other similar exercises. Each exercise should be carried out on separate occasions during any one day.

7.       Repeat the exercise for 3 days, without concern, and then reflect on your feeling about the wording of your suggestion. You may need to alter the wording until you are comfortable with it. When you feel you have the right wording for you, then continue using it. Some time will be needed to see the changes desired to be evident in your materialization.

8.       You need to continue the exercise until inner channels of neurological and biological patterns become re-patterned. Your own feeling will be your individual guide.

“Research has revealed that for some people, 3 weeks may be required. For others, there may be very quick results evidenced. If you do see quick results, continue the exercise. But, there is no need to do the exercise for more than 10 minutes on any occasion of working with it. Trust in the process – it is a natural process being put under conscious control.

Some people, for their own reasons, begin to believe in: 

·         Illness more than health.
·         Poverty more than abundance.
·         Loneliness rather than affection.
·         War rather than Peace.
·         Physical reality is the only reality rather than just one version of reality. ·         Authority figures instead of trusting their personal validity and wisdom.


The beliefs of your conscious minds are followed in degree by all portions of the self – down to the smallest molecules and atoms. Your beliefs generate the proper feelings and imaginative endeavors characteristic of them. You hypnotize your very nerves, and the cells within your body, and they will react as you expect then to react. The unconscious accepts those orders given to it by the conscious mind.

If you are dissatisfied with the results in some area of your life, question the orders that you are giving in that particular arena of experience. The results may not seem to follow your conscious desires, but you will find, that they do follow your conscious beliefs, which may be quite different. When you set your longing against a present belief, there will always be conflict.

In hypnosis, the conscious mind is focused, intensified, and narrowed to a specific area – all other stimuli are cut out. This intensity of conscious concentration cuts down barriers and allows the messages to go directly to the unconscious, where they are acted upon.

The hypnotist is important in that he/she acts as a direct representative of authority. The hypnotist acts as a parent substitute. Society has traditionally taught you to look to authority figures for answers.”  

You are now learning to be your own authority. “You are gods in training”.”

(Ideas, quotes, and steps for this exercise were taken from The Nature of Personal Reality by Jane Robert, Sessions 658-659.)

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NATURAL HYPNOSIS EXERCISE: ACCEPTING DESIRED NEW BELIEFS

1.       For 5 or 10 minutes a day at the most, use this method of natural hypnosis to accept into your subconscious, any desired new belief. Select one single, positive, empowering statement that summarizes a new belief you desire to accept. Write down that statement now.

2.       ___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

3.       Once you are relaxed and feel centered, concentrate your attention as vividly as possible upon this statement. Visualize this statement on the screen of your mind expressed visually any way you feel comfortable with.

4.       Repeat this one single statement over and over while focusing upon it visually for this 5-10 minute time period. Do this now.

5.       Feel the emotion of this statement in whatever way is possible for you – visualize the expression of joy and satisfaction you will emote when this has become a truth in your life. Your emotions are the element that gives this statement power. Use body motions, or act out in some way if you feel inclined.

6.       If your mind insists at first on wandering and running about, channel its images in line with your declaration. Visualize the results of it in your life in as many ways as possible at this time. Do this exercise with an “easy attitude” about it, without straining.

7.       Do this exercise as a “stand alone” exercise – do not include it at the same time, consecutively with other similar exercises. Each exercise should be carried out on separate occasions during any one day.

8.       Repeat the exercise for 3 days, without concern, and then reflect on your feeling about the wording of your suggestion. You may need to alter the wording until you are comfortable with it. When you feel you have the right wording for you, then continue using it. Some time will be needed to see the changes desired to be evident in your materialization.

9.       You need to continue the exercise for 30 DAYS, or until inner channels of neurological and biological patterns become re-patterned. Your own feeling will be your individual guide.  

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