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

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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?  

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.       ___________________________________________________________________

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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.  

Dream Awareness Network, Aug. 22, 2014

Natural Hypnosis: Accepting Desired New Beliefs.

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 6:38 PM Comments comments (17)
Natural Hypnosis: Accepting Desired New Beliefs.

To be posted Thursday Jan. 8.

See:
The Power of Suggestion: An Aspect of Natural Hypnosis. and
Exercise One: Natural Hypnosis: You Are Your Own Hypnotist.

Natural Hypnosis: "You Are Your Own Hypnotist"

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NATURAL HYPNOSIS: “YOU ARE YOUR OWN HYPNOTIST” 

The following exercise will show you how you can utilize natural hypnosis in your daily life to better your experience. At the end of this summary you will find a separate worksheet that you can copy and work with if you are serious about making positive changes.

  “In those areas in which you are dissatisfied, you feel that you are powerless, or that your will is paralyzed, or that conditions continue despite what you think of as your intent. Yet, if you pay attention to your own quite conscious thoughts, you will find that you are concentrating upon precisely those negative aspects that so appall you. You are hypnotizing yourself quite effectively and so reinforcing the situation.  

You may say horrified, “What can I do? I am hypnotizing myself into my overweight condition (or my loneliness, or my poor health).” Yet in other facets of your life you may be hypnotizing yourself into wealth, accomplishment, satisfaction – and here you do not complain. The same issues are involved. The same principles are operating. In those positive life situations you are certain of your initiative. There is no doubt. Your beliefs become reality.  

In the unsatisfactory aspects, you must understand this: There is also no doubt. You are utterly convinced that you are sick, or poor, or lonely, or spiritually opaque, or unhappy.  

The results then, as easily and effortlessly follow. Natural hypnosis, in the terms given here, operates as well in one case as the other. What should you do then?

First, you must realize that you are your own hypnotist, inducing natural hypnosis. You must seize the initiative here as you have in other positive aspects of your life. Whatever the superficial reasons for your beliefs, you must say:

  ·  For a certain amount of time I will momentarily suspend what I believe in this area, and willfully accept the belief I want, I will pretend that I am under hypnosis, with myself as hypnotist and subject. For that time desire and belief will be one. There will be no conflict because I do this willingly. For this period I will completely alter my old beliefs. Even though I sit quietly, in my mind I will act as if the belief I want were mine completely.

Ø  If you feel that you are overweight, insert the weight that you think is ideal for you while you are following this exercise.

Ø  Imagine that you are healthy if you have the belief that you are not.

Ø  If you are lonely, believe that you are filled with the feeling of companionship instead.

Ø  If you are feeling poor, imagine that all of your financial needs are being met.

Ø  At this point do not think of the future, but only of the present.  

Ø  Realize that you are exerting your initiative to imagine such situations. Here there can be no comparisons with your normal situation. Do not compare the normal situation with that desired vision you hold. Use visual data, and/or words – whatever is most natural and comfortable for you as being as you desire. Only about 10 minutes is required at a time, once per day.

·   If you do this faithfully, within a month you will find the new conditions materializing in your experience. Your neurological structures will respond automatically. The unconscious will be aroused, bringing its greater powers to bear, bringing you the new results.

·    Do not obsess constantly over this exercise. Do not try to overdo this, to go through the entire day worrying about beliefs, for example. This can only cause you to contrast what you have with what you want. Forget the exercise when it is completed.

·    You will find yourself with impulses that arrive in line with these newly inserted beliefs, and then it is up to you to act on these and not ignore them. The initiative must be yours. You will never know unless you try the exercise.

Now, if you are in poor health, and have a physician, you had better continue going to them, because you still rely on that system of belief – but use these exercises as supplements to build up your own sense of inner health, and to protect you against any negative suggestions given by your doctor. Utilize the belief in physicians since you have it.

The point of power is in the present. You must thoroughly understand that, and then you can take hold of your life and begin to use natural hypnosis for your benefit in all areas. It works advantageously for each of you now in those portions of your lives with which you are pleased.

In all situations, it is highly important that you do not concentrate your main attention in that area of experience with which you are least satisfied. This acts as a deepening of hypnotic suggestion. Just reminding yourself of your other accomplishments will by itself operate in a constructive fashion, even if nothing else is done. Such focus of attention on positive aspects automatically pulls your energy away from the problem. It also builds up your own sense of worth and power as you are reminded of adequate performance at other levels of experience.

Whenever you are trying to rid yourself of a dilemma, make sure that you do not concentrate your attention upon it instead -  concentrating your attention on your dilemma acts to cut out other data, and to further intensify your focus upon your difficulty. When you break that focus, the problem is solved.

In any area, great clues can be received simply through paying more attention to the conscious thoughts that you have during the day, for each of them serve as minute suggestions, modifying your behavioral patterns and affecting bodily mechanisms and other perceived “facts” about your life.” 

Ideas, quotes, and steps for this exercise were taken from The Nature of Personal Reality by Jane Robert, Sessions 659-660.   Dream Awareness Network, Aug. 22, 2014 www.DreamAwarenessNetwork.org


NATURAL HYPNOSIS EXERCISE One:  “YOU ARE YOUR OWN HYPNOTIST”

You must realize that you are your own hypnotist, inducing natural hypnosis. You must seize the initiative here as you have in other positive aspects of your life. Whatever the superficial reasons for your beliefs, you must say:

“For a certain amount of time I will momentarily suspend what I believe in this area, and willfully accept the belief I want, I will pretend that I am under hypnosis, with myself as hypnotist and subject. For that time desire and belief will be one. There will be no conflict because I do this willingly. For this period I will completely alter my old beliefs. Even though I sit quietly, in my mind I will act as if the belief I want were mine completely.”

Ø  If you feel that you are overweight, insert, and imagine the weight that you think is ideal for you while you are following this exercise.

Ø  Imagine that you are healthy if you have the belief that you are not.

Ø  If you are lonely, believe &imagine that you are filled with the feeling of companionship instead.

Ø  If you are feeling poor, imagine that all of you financial needs are being met.

Ø  Select the condition you desire to create and write it here in present tense: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

Ø  At this point do not think of the future, but only of the present.  

·     Realize that you are exerting your initiative to image such situations. Here there can be no comparisons with your normal situation. Do not compare the normal situation with that desired vision you hold. Use visual data, and/or words – whatever is most natural and comfortable for you as being as you desire.

·     Only about 10 minutes is required at a time, once per day.

·         If you do this faithfully, within a month you will find the new conditions materializing in your experience. Your neurological structures will respond automatically. The unconscious will be aroused, bring its greater powers to bear, bringing you the new results.

·      Do not obsess constantly over this exercise. Do not try to overdo this, to go through the entire day worrying about beliefs, for example. This can only cause you to contrast what you have with what you want.

·      Forget the exercise when it is completed.

·         You will find yourself receiving impulses at the conscious level, that arrive in line with these newly inserted beliefs, and then it is up to you to act on these and not ignore them. The initiative must be yours. You will never know unless you try the exercise. 

Dream Awareness Network, Aug. 22, 2014 www.DreamAwarenessNetwork.org


The Power of Suggestion ; An Aspect of Natural Hypnosis

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 8:02 PM Comments comments (33)

The Power of Suggestion:  An Aspect of Natural Hypnosis 

Repeated suggestion, whether from outside sources or from your own conscious mind as self suggestion will have a hypnotic effect on your subconscious mind and will establish neurological patterns within the body itself. 

These conditions once created can be either impeding or empowering depending upon the nature of the suggestion. We must realize that even repeated subtle suggestions can play a powerful role in our lives. Only through increased awareness and monitoring our thoughts and verbal expressions can we begin to understand this phenomenon.

  The real understanding comes when we can identify and change limiting core beliefs and all impeding beliefs attached to the core beliefs. Suggestion can then be used in an empowering way.  We are continuously employing Natural Hypnosis to help create the life we think we want for ourselves and all humanity. This is done naturally through the power of suggestion.

This discussion on suggestion is a preliminary discussion that goes with 3 other posts and associated exercises dealing with Natural Hypnosis. The other posts are:

1.       You are Your Own Hypnotist
2.        Accepting Desired New Beliefs
3.       Which You, Which World

For each of these summaries, there is an exercise that if done as outlined, can be a tool to help you achieve any New Year Resolution that you are serious about. Any goal you select, that is in harmony with your life purpose and personal blueprint for life, can be achieved if the proper tools are applied.

I could spend time filling a lot of space with words, sharing my personal experiences with suggestion over the past 50 or so years that enhanced my understanding of me, and my world, but this paper is not for that purpose. Instead, I will share the wisdom from a couple of my “teachers”.

First, a few passages from one of the books that was empowering for me in my past studies regarding the understanding of the “mind”, and my mind in particular regarding suggestion. I will then share several passages from various sessions of the Seth material that was received and written by Jane Roberts and Robert Butts during the period 1964-1984, as Jane received the material from an “Educator” known as Seth.  

 I can’t stress enough the importance of understanding the role of suggestive self- talk that we all engage in, that sooner or later; helps mold our bodies, health, relationships, and all other aspects of our existence. So, to begin:

“You must realize by now that your conscious mind is the “watchman at the gate,” and its chief function is to protect your subconscious mind from false impressions. You are now aware of one of the basic laws of mind: Your subconscious mind is amenable to suggestion. As you know, your subconscious mind does not make comparisons, or contrast, neither does it reason or think things out for itself. This latter function belongs to your conscious mind. It does not show a preference for one course of action over another.

It is true that different people will react in different ways to the same suggestion because of their subconscious conditioning or belief. The dictionary says that a suggestion is the act or instance of putting something into one’s mind, the mental process by which the thought or idea suggested is entertained, accepted, or put into effect.

You must remember that a suggestion cannot impose something on the subconscious mind against the will of the conscious mind. In other words, your conscious mind has the power to reject the suggestion given.

Each of us has their own inner fears, beliefs, opinions, and these inner assumptions rule and governs our lives. A suggestion has no power in and of itself except it is accepted mentally by you. This causes your subconscious powers to flow in a limited and restricted way according to the nature of the suggestion.”

The above passage in quotes is from the book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy (1963).

Next, I will share several passages from the Seth material. This will provide a frame of reference to understand the impact of the other posts dealing with Natural Hypnosis and  how to use it to make dramatic and positive changes in your life.

  The source books and sessions from the Seth material will be listed at the end.

“Now, we will discuss what you call suggestion in more practical terms, for your particular uses, It is necessary that its basic nature be understood. The ego simply cannot judge, as a rule, whether an action is a constructive or an impeding one, for the personality as a whole.  It can judge however, for itself whether an action is a constructive one, or one that impedes.”

“First of all, the unconscious is not a sponge, indiscriminately accepting material regardless of the considerations of your conscious self. All beliefs or suggestions are first sifted through your conscious mind, and only those you accept are then permitted their penetration into the other areas of the self.”

“Your beliefs act like a hypnotist. As long as the particular directions are given, your “automatic” experience will conform. One suggestion that can break through this is:I create my reality and the present is my point of power.”

"If you do not like the effects of a belief you must alter it, for no manipulations of exterior conditions themselves will release you. If you truly understand your power of action and decision in the present, then you will not be hypnotized by past events. In a manner of speaking, then, the suggestions you give yourselves constantly operate overall as beliefs that are reflected in your experience. “

“Many, who make a practice of “denying” negative suggestions from others, asserting positive affirmations instead, actually do so because they are so fully convinced that the power of negative beliefs is stronger than that of beneficial ones.”

“Much has been written about the nature and importance of suggestion. One of the current ideas in vogue holds that you are constantly at the mercy of suggestion. Your own beliefs are the most important suggestions that you receive. All other ideas are rejected or accepted according to whether or not you believe they are true, in line with the steady conscious chatter that goes own within your mind most of the day – the suggestions given to you by yourself.” 


“You will accept a suggestion given by another only if it fits in with your own ideas about the nature of reality in general, and your concepts about yourself in particular. If you use your conscious mind properly, then, you examine those beliefs that come to you. You do not accept them willy-nilly. If you use your conscious mind properly, you are also aware of intuitive ideas that come to you from within.”

“Your beliefs automatically attract the appropriate emotions. They reinforce themselves through imagination; imagination and feeling follow your beliefs. It is not the other way around.  A brief innocuous enough example – If you meet an individual often enough and think, “They give me a pain in the neck,” it is surely no coincidence that you find yourself with a painful neck in future encounters with this person. The suggestion is quite a conscious one, however, given by you and carried out not symbolically but most practically, most literally. In other words, the conscious mind gives its orders and the inner self carries them out. The inner self brings about whatever results the conscious mind desires.”

“You constantly give yourself suggestions about your body, your health or ill health. You think about your body often, then. You send a barrage of beliefs and instructions to the inner self that affect your physical image. Your thoughts have a very definite vital reality. Beliefs are thoughts reinforced by imagination and emotion concerning the nature of your reality.” Repeated thoughts then, are repeated suggestions.

For example, “When you say, “I am tired,” mentally you are not only giving silent messages to yourself – I say messages rather than message because the general statement is broken down; many portions of the body must be affected before you feel tired – but inside this the inner sound value of the messages automatically affects the body in just that way.”

“What should you do, then, if you find yourself feeling tired? This is your conscious assessment of your body’s reality at a given time. You want to change it so you do not reinforce it. Instead you say mentally that "the body can now begin to rest and refresh itself". You take your initial judgment for granted without restating it, and instead, suggest the remedy to be carried out (positively).” 

“You can if the conditions warrant, physically rest by lying down or making whatever adjustments seem appropriate. If none are possible then several such suggestions – that the body can refresh itself – will give you benefit. To tell yourself over and over that you are tired, however, reinforces the condition. The inner sound value of the countering suggestion automatically begins to refresh the body. “

The Seth material contends that every thought, or suggestion, that we entertain, has an impact on our body and affects our health. Happy, empowering, or peaceful thoughts can help keep us healthy, while fearful, limiting, or negative thoughts can help bring on disease. The material also says that we all send and receive suggestions telepathically that affect us unconsciously.

“You must understand that telepathy operates constantly.  If you continually expect an individual to behave in a particular manner, you are constantly sending them telepathic suggestions that they will do so.   Each individual reacts to suggestion according to the specific conditions existing at the time.”  

“An individual will to some extent or another act according to mass suggestions they receive.  These mass suggestions include not only those given to them by others, both verbally and telepathically, but also those given to themselves both in the waking and dream states. If an individual is in a state of despondency, this is because they have already become prey to negative suggestions of their own and from others.” 

“If you see someone and think that they look miserable – or that they are an incurable drunk, then these suggestions are picked up by them subconsciously, though you have not spoken a word, and in their already weakened condition the suggestions will be accepted and acted upon.”     

“If on the other hand, under the same circumstances, you stop yourself and say gently to yourself, “They will begin to feel better now”, or,” their drinking is temporary and there is indeed hope here”, then you have given them aid, for the suggestions will at least represent some small telepathic ammunition to help them fight off the war of despondency.”  

“There are obviously ways in which you mold your own conditions, protect yourself from your own negative suggestions and those of others. You must learn to erase a negative thought or picture by replacing it with its opposite. “  

A phrase which can help here is one I learned several decades ago (can’t remember now just where I picked it up). Whenever you catch yourself making a negative comment about yourself or another, just say to yourself, “Stop, Erase, Rewind, Rephrase”; and turn the suggestion into a positive and helpful one.  

“If you think “I have a headache”, and if you do not replace this suggestion by a positive one, then you are automatically suggesting that the body set up those conditions that will result in the continuation of the malady. “You should tell yourself frequently, “I will only react to constructive suggestions”, for this gives you some protection against your own negative thoughts and those of others.  A negative thought, if not erased, will almost certainly result in a negative condition; a momentary despondency, or a headache, according to the intensity of the thought.” 

“If you do find yourself with a headache, say immediately “That is the past. Now in this new moment, this new present, I am already beginning to feel better”. Then, immediately turn your attention away from the physical condition. Concentrate upon something pleasant, or begin a new task. In this way you are no longer suggesting that the body reproduce the headache conditions.”  

“It does not do to repress negative thoughts; such as fears, angers, or resentments. These should be recognized, faced, and then replaced.”  Remember, thoughts are suggestions!

To protect us from unwanted effects, a suggestion daily like “I live in a safe world; infinite intelligence guides me and protects in all ways in everything I experience”, will counter the negative suggestions that may be thrown our way.

Even though I could bring into the discussion other areas where suggestions play a big role, like over- all health, dream recall, or even the experience of astral travel, I will close with some thoughts from the Seth material that have far reaching effects on the world.

“There is an enchanting suggestion, solemnly repeated many times, particularly after the turn of the last century” (1900): “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” - The suggestion is from the work of the French psychotherapist, Emile Coue, (1857 – 1926).

“This might sound a bit  overly optimistic, though maybe delightful, nonsense. To a degree, however, that suggestion worked for millions of people. It was not a cure-all. It did not help those who believed in the basic un-trustworthiness of their own natures. The suggestion was far from a bit of fluff, however, for it could serve – and it did – as a framework about which new beliefs could rally. "

“We often have in your society the opposite suggestion, however, given quite regularly: “Every day, in every way, I am growing worse, and so is the world.” "You have meditations for disaster, beliefs that invite private and mass tragedies. They are usually marked by the polite clothing of conventional acceptance.

Many thousands may die in a particular battle of war, for example. The deaths are accepted almost as a matter of course.

These are victims of war, without question. It seldom occurs to anyone that these are victims of beliefs – since the guns are quite real, and the bombs, and the combat. The enemy is obvious. His intentions are evil.

Wars are basically examples of mass suicide – embarked upon, however, with all of the battles paraphernalia, carried out through mass suggestion, and through the nation’s greatest resources, by men who are convinced that the universe is unsafe, that the self cannot be trusted, and that strangers are always hostile. 

You take for granted that the species is aggressively combative. You must out-think the enemy nation before you yourself are destroyed. These paranoiac tendencies are largely hidden beneath man’s nationalistic banners. “The end justifies the means.” This is another belief, most damaging.

Religious wars always have paranoiac tendencies, for the fanatic always fears conflicting beliefs, and systems that embrace them."

The power of suggestion can fruitfully, and practically be employed in your Dream Work also. That is another topic to address in a separate posting soon. Thank you for staying with this one till the end!

The Seth material book references are:

The Nature of Personal Reality:  by Jane Roberts – Sessions 615,623, 658 (1974)

The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events: by Jane Roberts – Session 835 (1981)

The Seth Material: by Jane Roberts - Chapter 13  (1970)

Don't let the publishing dates mislead you. The material is as current today as it was when it was published. In my opinion, it is the best broad spectrum explanation of Reality I have come across. There have been many teachers through out the centuries. Seth summarizes and expands a view of reality that is dearly needed today as we approach the mid 21st century.

Some current influential teachers feel civilization is at a crisis point, a turning point, a monumental decision point - "Are we going to grow, or die as a civilization"! I believe the Seth material shows us a path that leads to growth and expansion of consciousness. It can lead us to engage in "An Experiment That Has Never Been Tried" since the beginning of our civilization (the topic of another future posting)..

Now, read the other 3 summaries listed above, on this blog page www.DreamAwarenessNetwork.org /blog and experience the respective exercises. You will be on your way to a healthy, happy and prosperous 2015, and life.
Namaste'

The Law of Attraction Through the Ages

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:44 PM Comments comments (9)
The Law of Attraction through the Ages
(The Rules for Reality Creation)



From just the introduction and the first chapter of The Nature of Personal Reality by Jane Roberts (a Seth book- 1974), we get a pretty good idea what is meant when we hear “The Law of Attraction” mentioned. It really means that we attract events, circumstances and people to us as a result of our directed beliefs, thoughts, emotions, desires, and expectations, or intentions.

The action of attracting takes place in a psychological realm Seth calls Framework 2. Some religions call it heaven. Scientists of old originally referred to something similar as the “ether”, but not the philosophical “ether” of Theosophy.  It has been called “The Divine Presence”, “The Thought Ocean”, “Infinite Intelligence” and “The Universal Creative Medium” by Ernest Holmes in The Science of Mind.

I think the Seth material gives modern society the best explanation I have found for the mechanics of this metaphysical Law of Creation in the realm of physical reality. It does not describe the realm with one of two lofty phrases, but with many detailed analogies and explanations for various life circumstances. This is a companion paper to the writing explaining Seth’s Framework 2.
Here are some of the ways it is expressed in those few pages of the Introduction and Chapter 1 of TheNature of Personal Reality by Jane Roberts:



· “You can change your experience by altering your beliefs about yourself and physical existence.”
 
· “We create our personal reality through our conscious beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world.”
 
 “The conscious mind directs unconscious activity and has at its command all of the powers of the inner self. These powers are activated according to our ideas about reality.”
 
·“We are gods crouched in creature-hood, given the ability to form our experience as our thoughts and feelings become actualized.”
 
· “Each of you, regardless of your position, status, circumstances or physical condition, is in control of your own personal experience.”
 
· “Whether or not you realize it, you have pursued your present course with determination, using many resources, for ends or reasons that at one time made sense to you.”
 
·         “You see and feel what you expect to see and feel. The world as you know it is a picture of your expectations. The world as the race of humanity knows it is the materialization en mass of your individual expectations.”
 
·         “You can change your personal world. You have only to use your ability consciously, to examine the nature of your thoughts and feelings, and project those with which you basically agree.”
 
·“Matter is formed by those inner qualities that give it vitality, that structure follows expectation, that matter at any time can be completely changed by the activation of the creative faculties inherent in all consciousness.”
 
·“There is no effect in the exterior world that does not spring from an inner source. There is no motion that does not first occur within the mind.”

 
·“You project your thoughts, feelings, and expectations outward, and then you perceive them as the outside reality. When it seems to you that others are observing you, you are observing yourself from the standpoint of your own projections.”
 
·         “You are the living picture of yourself. You project what you think you are outward into flesh. Your feelings, your conscious and unconscious thoughts, all alter and form your physical image.”
 
·“Your feelings and thoughts form your exterior experience and the events that appear to happen to you, are initiated by you, within your mental or psychic inner environment.”
 
·“Exterior events, circumstances and conditions are meant as a kind of living feedback. Altering the state of the psyche automatically alters the physical circumstances.”
 
·“The mass conditions of the world and the situation of each individual in it, is the materialization of humanity’s progress as it forms the world.”
 
·“Your thoughts, feelings and mental pictures can be called incipient exterior events, for in one way or another each of these is materialized into physical reality.”
 
·“There is nothing in your exterior experience that did not originate with you.”
 
·“Interactions with others occur, yet there are none that you do not accept or draw to you by your thoughts, attitudes, or emotions. This applies in each area of life. It applies both before life and after it. In the most miraculous fashion you are given the gift of creating your experience.”
 
·“Your feelings have electromagnetic realities that rise outward, affecting the atmosphere itself. They group throughattraction, building up areas of events and circumstances that finally coalesce, either in matter as objects – or as events in time. Some feelings and thoughts are translated into structures that you call objects; these exist in a medium you call space. Others are translated instead into psychological structures called events that seem to exist in a medium called time. You react therefore not only to what is visible to your physical eyes in space, or to what is directly in front of you in time, but also to objects and events whose reality is still with you, though they may seem to have disappeared.”


·“Basically, you create your experience through your beliefs about yourself and the nature of reality. Another way to understand this is to realize that you create your experiences through your expectations.”
 
·“You make your own reality. There is no other rule.Knowing this is the secret of creativity.”

The Law of Attraction is not a new concept by any means. Over 2,600 years ago the idea was held in mind by many, as the book of Proverbs reports – “As a man thinks, so he becomes.” I am sure the idea was not new to the author who recorded it then, just as it is not new to those who have written about it since. It’s just that it is newly rediscovered each time. 

Each person whose life has been changed by accepting the concept as a reality and truth has wanted to share it with others with varying personal twist sometimes added to it, with different metaphors and examples used to explain it. I can add my name to that long list.

In 1906, William Walker Atkinson published a book called Thought Vibrations. It is reported he discovered “The Secret” in the late 1880’s and validated it in his personal life experiences.  Atkinson shared with the world then, in his book as follows:
·         “There is no study that will so well repay the student for his time and trouble as the study of the workings of this mighty law of the world of Thought – the Law of Attraction. The Law applies to good habits as well as bad.”
 
·         “When we think, we send out vibrations of a fine ethereal substance, which are as real as the vibrations manifesting light, heat, electricity, or magnetism. That these vibrations are not evident to our five senses is no proof that they do not exist. A powerful magnet will send out vibrations and exert a force sufficient to attract to itself a piece of steel weighing a hundred pounds, but we can neither see, taste, smell, hear nor feel the mighty force.…The Law applies to good habits as well as bad.”

 “Strong expectancy is a powerful magnet. A person with a strong confident desire attracts to themselves the things best calculated to aid them- whether persons, things, circumstances, or surroundings; if they are desired hopefully, trustfully, confidently, and calmly. 

And, equally true, the person who FEARS a thing generally manages to start into operation, forces which will cause the thing feared to come upon them. “
 
·         “Your thoughts are either faithful servants or tyrannical masters – just as you allow them to be. Let your thoughts take form in action, and in turn your actions will influence your thoughts.”
 
·         “If you scatter your thought-force, the subconscious mind will not know just how to please you and the result is that you are apt to be put off from this source of aid and assistance.”
 
·         “The Law of Thought Attraction is one name for the law, or rather for one manifestation of it. Your thoughts are real things. They go forth from you in all directions, combining with the thoughts of like kind - opposing thoughts of a different character - forming combinations - going where they are attracted - flying away from thought centers opposing them.”
 
·         “Your mind attracts the thoughts of others, which have been sent out by them conscious or unconsciously. But it attracts only those thoughts which are in harmony with its own.”

·         “Your thoughts will mingle with those of others of like nature and mind. And you will be attracted toward each other, and will surely come together with a common purpose sooner or later, unless one of you should change the current of your thoughts.”



In the book Thought Power, originally published in 1903, by Annie Besant, she shares this: 
“The mind is like a magnet, attracting and repelling, and the nature of its attractions and repulsion's can be determined by us. If we watch the thoughts which come into our minds, we shall find that they are of the same kind as those which we habitually encourage. 

The mind attracts the thoughts which are congruous with its normal activities. If we, then, for a time, deliberately practice selection, the mind will soon do this selection for itself on the lines laid down for it, and so “negative” limiting thoughts will not penetrate into the mind, while the “positive” empowering will ever find an open door. We must think of that which we desire to receive, and refuse to think of that which we desire not to receive. Such a mind in the thought-ocean which surrounds it draws to itself the good.”
 
Fredrick Bailes wrote in the introduction to his book Hidden Power for Human Problems, published in 1957: “There is a creative law older than mankind, operating ceaselessly in everyone. It can furnish the dynamic needed to enable anyone to reach goals they have selected.

 It operates inflexibly and without deviation. It is always creating something, with or without your consent. It creates bad things and it creates good things; happiness and unhappiness, success and failure. But – and here is the actual key to living – you can set the direction of its activity by cooperating with it. Let me say that again in another way: You can direct this law for your own betterment. The law exists to serve you. It is as certain, orderly, and unchangeable as are the laws of science.”
 
Jean Houston, a co-founder of the Foundation for Mind Research, and a pioneer and leader in the Human Potential Movement, writes in the forward for the 1998 edition of the book The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes:

 “Consciously or unconsciously we direct the flow of Universal Mind into form. In Holmes’s terms, “the cosmic engine is started but man guides it in his own life”.

"This grants us tremendous power and with it the innate responsibility to make or break our world through the extraordinary working power of our minds. Thus - the practical emphasis in The Science of Mind on schooling in the power of trained thought. 

"So much of our ordinary thinking lapses into habitual patterns, with little variation from one day to the next. Our lives mirror this and fall in to serial monotony interrupted by episodes of trouble, panic, and loss. We live then, as limited, crippled versions of who and what we are, suffering the continuance of emotional plagues and toxic thoughts, and the world reflects this tragically.”

Ernest Holmes, in his book The Science of Mind, wrote in 1938: 
“Each person is drawing from Life what they think into it! To learn how to think is to learn how to live, for our thoughts go into a medium that is Infinite in Its ability to do and to be. Everyone, by thinking, can bring into their experience whatsoever they desire – if they think correctly, and become a living embodiment of their thoughts. 

This is not by “holding thoughts”, but by knowing the Truth…We all use the creative power of the Universal Mind every time we use our mind…All thought iscreative, according to the nature, impulse, emotion or conviction, behind the thought. 

Thought creates a mold in the Subjective, in which the idea is accepted and poured, and set power in motion in accordance with the thought. Ignorance of this excuses no one with whimsical fancy….Great as the subconscious is, its tendency is set in motion by the conscious thought, and in this possibility lies the pathway to freedom…Thoughts are things, they have the power to objectify themselves; thought lays hold of Causation and forms real Substance…One of the ancient sayings is that “to the man who can perfectly practice inaction, all things are possible.” 

"This sounds like a contradiction until one penetrates its inner meaning, for it is only when one completely practices inaction that he arrives at the point of the true actor, for he then realizes that the act and the actor are one and the same; that cause and effect are the same; which is simply a different way of saying: “Know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”  To reduce the whole thing to its simplest form, whatever one reflects into Mind tends to take form.”…… (Chapter 18 in the book is titled - The Law of Attraction.

I think by now you get the idea that the concept of The Law of Attraction has been around for a long time. As I said previously, “The Law of Attraction” is a catch phrase for a process that governs the creation of our personal reality. All that this entails is summarized in the Seth books by Jane Roberts, especially in The Nature of Personal Reality.  

What most people miss is the fact that the process is grounded in our personal belief systems. The nature of our thinking, the nature of our thoughts and emotions, are grounded in our core beliefs and all the other beliefs that collect around the core beliefs. 

The Seth material deals with this fact in great detail as related to all aspects of living a fulfilled life as we solve our problems that arise, in a practical way. For the “Law” to work, requires a concerted effort in examining our beliefs and dropping the limiting beliefs that build barriers around our hearts desires. 

To those who are ready to do the work, and take complete responsibility for their lives, the wisdom and knowledge will be attracted to like steel to a magnet. I will close today with one more example.

For 20 years, Napoleon Hill studied the lives of hundreds of successful men in all walks of life in various personal endeavors. When he completed his study, he compiled volumes and published in 1928, The Laws of Success.  Later in 1937, Hill published a summary of those volumes in the book Think and GrowRich. 

In the introduction to Think and Grow Rich he writes: “I have never known anyone who was inspired to use the secret who did not achieve noteworthy success in his chosen calling. I have never known any person to distinguish themselves, or to accumulate riches of any consequence, without possession of the secret. From these two facts I draw the conclusion that the secret is more important, as a part of the knowledge essential for self determination, than any which one receives through what is properly known as “education”…

"When Henley wrote the prophetic lines, “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul,” he should have informed us that we are the masters of our fate, the captains of our souls, because we have the power to control our thoughts.
He should have told us that our brains become magnetized with the dominating thoughts which we hold in our minds, and, by means with which no person is familiar, these “magnets” attract to us the forces, the people, and the circumstances of our life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.”

“Whatever THE MIND can CONCEIVE and BELIEVE it can ACHIEVE” – Napoleon Hill.

So it is, the key to unlock the secret is that word BELIEVE – All things we experience in our lives, are mirrors of our thoughts,  emotions,  imaginations, desires and expectations held in MIND and grounded in our BELIEFS.

So now, what is it you would like to attract into your life?
         
Are you holding any limiting beliefs that will prevent you from achieving the result?

Do have thoughts that reflect opposition to attaining what you desire?
 
Is the emotional intensity you feel supporting the scope of your desire?

Can you see yourself already having accomplished it?

Take time now to answer these questions for your life.


Namaste'
John Robinson


The Law of Attraction Revisited

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 4:47 PM Comments comments (18)
The Law of Attraction
 
Dream Awareness Network
Next class at Enchanted Spirits in Dunedin, FL will be July 18.
Facilitator:  John W. Robinson.
 
The next class in the series Creating and Living a Magical Life will deal with the popularized “Law of Attraction”.
 
The Law of Attraction was commercialized and popularized in the DVD movie “The Secret”, produced by Rhonda Byrnes, an Australian television producer. The movie was based on a book published by Ester and Jerry Hicks in 2006, “The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham.”  
 
“The Secret” claims to reveal the single most powerful law in the universe - a law that no matter who you are, no matter where you are, you can change your life. Ester and Jerry Hicks’ teachings were first included in an audio cassette series they recorded in 1988. Their teachings began some time after Jerry had become enthralled with the teachings of Seth, as present in the body of work known as the Seth material, published by Jane Roberts.
 
Our introduction of the Seth material began in December 1963 when the writer, poet, mystic and psychic Jane Roberts began receiving information from a non-physical entity that called itself Seth. Jane Roberts then spent the next 20 years receiving and publishing this valuable information which presented an alternate view of reality. The material covers the mechanics of reality creation in the physical world we exist and live in as well as a deep and thorough teaching of the Law of Attraction. In my opinion, to this date, it is broader in scope and richer in depth, as compared to more recent material repackaging the same information.
 
I am not saying that the work of previous nor subsequent teachers is not valuable, because it certainly is. Everyone is an individual and therefore, will have a unique collection of experiences and beliefs. Variations of the same messages will be necessary in order to resonate with the various world views held by different individuals. What I think is important is that the teachings communicate the truth that the real power for change resides within the individual and not external, in the hands of some other authority or institution.
 
In the next class, we will deal with the law of attraction and such questions as:
 
·   If, in 2014, everybody now knows about “The Secret”, why do so many have  such difficulty in creating the kind of life they say they desire and wish for?
·   Why is the current divorce rate reported as still remaining at slightly greater than  50%?
·   Why are 40 million people reported as living in poverty?
·   Why do so many say they are searching for their “soul mate”, which will bring  them happiness?
·  Why are mass killings on an increase in America?
·  Why does the political system seem so in shambles and not in tune with the real needs of people?
·  Why does the Rand Corp. report that the number of people with a chronic    disease condition is l rapidly increasing – (now at 45% of the population)?
·  Why did the world economy collapse in 2006?
·  Why does life seem so tragic at times?

·  Why are personal relationships so difficult to manage sometimes?
·  Does a soul mate even exist for any individual?
 
Being a student of reality creation and consciousness for over 50 years, I know there are answers in general for each of those questions. The big question is - how do I apply the teachings in order to live a more fulfilled and richer life?  In class, we will look below the tip of the iceberg of information we have been told before and explore the archeology of the inner self, the source of such concerns.
 
If “The Secret” is not working for you in the manner you desire, this class may be for you. It will launch us into deeper explorations of our true selves and our place in the universe. The classes to follow will expand on the ideas presented and explore answers to the questions in detail.
 
Below are some quotes from antiquity that put both Seth & Abraham in perspective. There have been many teachers in the past that have tried to grab our attention:
 
The Maitri Upanishad (800-400 BC): “Let us therefore keep the mind pure, for what a man thinks that he becomes.”
 
David of the Old Testament (1040–970 BC): “As one thinks in his heart, so is he.”
 
Jesus of the New Testament (6–4 BC to 30–33 AD): “Whatever you ask for with all your mind, believing in, you shall receive.”
 
Annie Besant (1847-1943): “The mind is like a magnet, attracting and repelling, and the nature of its attractions and repulsions can be determined by ourselves.”
 
Ernest Holmes (1887-1960): “The Laws of Attraction and Repulsion are entirely subjective. This means that whatever man thinks falls into a Universal Creative Medium, is accepted by it, is at once acted upon and unless neutralized tends to take objective form.”
 
Bardol Thodol – Tibetan Book of the Dead (700’s AD): “I will abandon all thoughts of fear and terror, I will recognize whatever appears as my projection.”
 
Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas (50-125 AD): “The difficulty which you expect will surely materialize.”
 
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)): “A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.”
 
Publilius Syrus (1. century BC): “A wise man will be master of his mind; a fool will be its slave.”
 
John Milton (1608-1674): “The mind is its own place and in itself can make heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.”
 
Shakespeare (1564-1616): “There is nothing either good or bad except that thinking makes it so.”
 
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882): “Great men are those who see that thoughts rule the world.” …”A man is what he thinks all day long.”
 
David J. Schwartz (1927-1987):  “When you believe, your mind finds ways to do.”
 
William James (1842-1910): “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” …”Both thought and feeling are determinants of conduct, and the same conduct may be determined either by feeling or by thought.” …”The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”
 
Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.” …”There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.” …”Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.”
 
Emile Coue (1857-1926): “Always think of what you have to do as easy and it will become so.”
 
Henry David Thoreau (1818-1862): “Events and circumstances have their origins in ourselves.” …What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.” …You conquer fate by thought.” ...”Our thoughts are the epochs of our lives; all else is but a journal of the winds that blew while we were here.” …”Fear creates danger and courage dispels it.”
 
Aristotle (384-322 BC): “The soul never thinks without a picture.” …“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
 
Seth via Jane Roberts (1929-1984): “Experience is the product of the mind, the spirit, conscious thoughts and feelings, and unconscious thoughts and feelings. These together form the reality you know.” …”What exists physically exists first in thought and feeling. There is no other rule. Knowing this is the secret of creativity” … “Basically you create your experience through your beliefs about yourself and the nature of reality.” …“You create your experience through your expectations.” …”The present is your point of power in your current lifetime.”
 
My intent was not to bore you with quotes but to paint a picture of the rich history of our civilization and how it was molded and influenced by people who understood the concept of one’s personal responsibility in the creation of one’s reality.
And yet, we still ponder: “why is there so much going on in the world that we deem undesirable?"

Seth gives us an explanation of how personal and mass events are created.
 
I’ll see you in class on July 18. Namaste’,
John W. Robinson, Dream Awareness Network, June 11, 2014
 

 

Oracle At The High Gate

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 8:09 PM Comments comments (8)
Oracle at the High Gate
 
Each of us possesses a magical place of imagination.  We can travel to this place using our mind’s eye. Oh, I must tell you, this place is altogether real if you believe it is. 
 
Imagine if you will, traveling down a path surrounded by scenic vistas that give you a feeling of inner peace as you take in the beauty.  Continue on this path as it leads you up a gentle slope, enjoying the beautiful surroundings. You may even see a relaxing waterfall cascading down the terrain.  Coming up ahead you can begin to see a large interesting building like a castle home at the top of this hill. As you get closer, you see a wall surrounding the house, with a gate that allows you passage beyond the wall.
 
As you approach the entrance you are greeted by an Oracle that guards the gate to this house on the high plateau. This is the Oracle at the High Gate ¹. All newcomers to this magical place are asked a question by the Oracle: “What is the correct time?”  There is only one correct answer to the Oracle’s question: “The time is now! – The Present is the Point of Power.”  If you answer correctly, the Oracle of the High Gate will allow you to enter the house which is a very magical place indeed and experience all that it has to offer. If the answer escapes you, you will be given other chances to learn.
 
Once inside the house you see that it is full of objects; some of which are familiar and some you may have only seen in your imagination or your dreams. You have entered the House of Time. The House of Time is a realm of unbelievable time travel. Just by touching any object in the house, you are transported to the past or to the future and you have the experience of being in either place you chose and seeing the connections associated with that particular object. It will be as if you are in a dream you created. You can move to a new experience at anytime you have the thought and touch a different object.
 
When you tire of all the time travel, if that is possible, you may choose to go through the large wooden doors with the ornate carvings. You notice above these doors, written in gilded letters, the words Library of All That Is.  As you enter this library, the librarian tells you that it contains all the books of knowledge and wisdom that have ever been written or that will ever be written in the future. You may pull any of these books off the shelf and sit in quiet while your mind is absorbed with the wonder of it all. If you prefer to sit at a computer, you will be able to access it all in an electronic format simply by thinking about what it is you want to know; no key strokes necessary. This library is very high touch and high tech! Whatever method you choose, you will quickly be immersed in other worlds.
 
As you are taking in all this wisdom and knowledge, you hear the librarian announce that meetings with the Master Teachers will begin in 30 minutes; allowing you time to wrap up your time in the library and move to the next great experience. All the great past and future Master Teachers will be holding group and private sessions, so you will not have to worry about reserving a space. It always seems to work out in your favor. Only a limited number of people will be in this magical place at any one time it seems; something to do with knowing the correct answer to the question posed by the Oracle at the High Gate.
 
These Master Teachers are Oracles in their own right and can assist in providing you with specific information that will allow you to arrive at the best answer to any question concerning your own personal value fulfillment. By the way, the answers you arrive at in this place, by this process will always help others achieve their own personal value fulfillment. This is quite a magical place as I told you! There really is enough of everything for everybody. Your consciousness may seem to be exploding like a “big bang” the scientists talk about as you sense that it is time to move on to your next great adventure in this House of Time.
 
 You leave the meeting with your Master Teacher and the librarian escorts you to your last adventure for this trip to the magical realm guarded by the Oracle. You find yourself standing at the entrance to another room in the House of Time. The sign above reads: The Hall of Records – The Books of Your Life.  You think, “How could that be, I am still living my life?” You find the book just about your life and sit to read it, or you sit at a computer and use the high tech approach to observe your life being lived by you, past, including past lives, present and future. You are “feeling blown away” and sit in total amazement.
 
You soon realize that the future you are seeing is the result of the current course you are on, based on the way you are making decisions and the current beliefs you hold dear. You learn that the future is always a probable event based on current beliefs, thoughts, emotions, intents, desires and the actions you take. You learn that the actual event that you might experience in the future can change any time you change any of these mentioned steering currents. You control the set of your sail. And, you have unlimited energy and resources at your command! You learn, maybe for the first time, that you create your future reality.
 
Finally, at the end of your review of The Book of Your Life, you are told that if you want to return to the earth plane with a different blueprint and try it all again, you will be allowed and encouraged to do that. Of course, the Master Teachers will give you guidance in that pursuit. Maybe you have discovered flaws in the blueprint you have been living by in your current life. But, maybe everything has been a fantastic voyage filled with inner peace and joy, even in the midst of some sorrows and you feel you are ready to be a Teacher yourself. The possibilities are truly endless.
 
You finish your session in the Hall of Records and the review of your own Book of Life and return to the big room with the passageway back to physical reality. As you are preparing to leave this magical house, you know you can return as many times as you like. There is only one condition to you being allowed to return. As you leave and pass by the Oracle once again, you will be asked the same question as when you entered the House of Time. If you provide the correct answer you will be able to return as many times as you desire. You will just have to close you eyes and start walking down the path that leads to the Oracle at the High Gate that guards the entrance to the magical realm and the House of Time. You may even find yourself making the visit while your body sleeps and your inner self dreams. Be sure to write down your experience if you make the visit from dreamland as you may forget some of the important details.
 
Now that you have read the tale of the Oracle at the High Gate, you will always know the answer to the Oracle’s question “What is the correct time?”
 
Either way you travel to the House of Time, remember, when you return to physical reality, to be on the lookout for dreams, impulses, coincidences and synchronicities that will be your sign that you are on the right path or that you need to make corrections in order to fulfill the blueprint for your life that is your current master plan to Magical Living. Think of it as being an actor or actress in an unfolding lifelong play and you are also the one who wrote the script, produced and directed the play, and the one who writes the critical analysis of the adventure. As the one playing all the parts, you can change every act if necessary until the ending is just as you can imagine in your wildest dreams. Enjoy the show! Tickets go on sale every day. I hope you have a Magical Life!
 
© August 2012 by John W. Robinson
Dream Awareness Network
Note: Part of the story line used here is borrowed from an idea in the book the Three “Only” Things: Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence & Imagination by Robert Moss, my life experience, study of the Seth material and from reading about the legend of the Oracle at Delphi in ancient Greece.
 
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