12 Sep Seth and Consciousness in Physical Attire
And so it is from your larger identity that you form the reality that you know. It is up to you to do this with joy and vigor, clearing your conscious mind so that the deeper knowledge of your greater identity can form joyous expressions in the world of the flesh.
—Seth, The Nature of Personal Reality, Session 613
The unfortunate part about our placing such trust and belief in today’s masters of science and merchants of theology is that neither discipline offers the individual a sense of unqualified personal, eternal validity and integrity. We’re characterized more as flash-in-the-pan bodies with a truck load of errors, omissions and failures dragging us down. The more I understand who we really are, the more absurd it seems that we allow ourselves to believe such nonsense at all.
We are incredible people living in an incredible world. That most of us don’t realize it is indicative of just how far we’ve removed ourselves from inner knowledge that exists in our very cells and psyche, and it’s indicative of the events we experience because we misunderstand, and therefore unknowingly misuse, the power at our fingertips.
It’s time we began thinking for ourselves, asking questions we’ve never before dreamed of, searching for answers in all the “wrong” places, and then making up our own minds as to the value of this new/old information. Hey, what have we got to lose?
What have we got to gain? How about a sense of identity and purpose that brings excitement back into our existence, that gives us a new lease on life? How about knowledge that suggests how to become potentially successful and loved and abundant? How about an inner knowing that tells us the world is our oyster, full of pearls—the pearls being of our own choice and definition?
Let’s take a further look at consciousness, then, because that’s where the knowledge that frees us resides.
Cosmic Beginnings – The Inner Self
Most of the world’s problems stem from the fact that the majority of its population has no sense of itself in greater form, no deep-seated feelings of connectedness with anything other than its ego. The physical eyes reveal a world that looks worse for the wear most of the time, without solace or serenity. Feeling cut off from everything and every being, physically and spiritually, seems to be a mass condition. If consciousness is with purpose and intent, and if consciousness forms its reality, there seems to be a piece of life’s puzzle that’s not apparent or accepted by most of today’s people. What might that puzzle piece be?
As it turns out, the puzzle piece is singular, but appears plural. It’s a puzzle piece that speaks of multidimensionality and inner and outer worlds, of psychic bridges between seemingly disparate portions of the self. It’s a puzzle piece with all the answers to expanded and fulfilling lives, because it opens our minds to thrilling probabilities we never dreamed possible. And it starts with the inner self.
Each person has an inner self which creates them. The inner self is a portion of the person’s greater self assigned the task of not only forming him or her in physical reality, but creating their physical reality as well. Each of us remains a part of our inner self after birth, so much so that it not only sustains life in our body, but regulates it according to our mental acts.
Our inner self also extends itself into our reality through our conscious mind, and as our conscious mind. As Seth says, “Your inner self adopts the physically conscious, physically focused mind as a method of allowing it to manipulate in the world that you know. The conscious mind is particularly equipped to direct outward activity, to handle waking experience and oversee physical work.”
Then there is the ego, the part of us that is most obvious, the part that is formed from a group of characteristics originally selected by our inner self, and modified over time by beliefs and experiences. The ego is the focus through which the conscious mind views physical reality, the part that monitors the information that flows into the mind. It sits atop the conscious mind, if you will, picking and choosing what it wants to accept as valid input, and discarding the rest as irrelevant to its belief system. The cast-off information is then assigned storage in the subconscious portion of the mind.
The subconscious is not a chilling cave of irrational desires and aggressive impulses, or a haven of goodness and light. As Jane Roberts says, “It is a storehouse for all the impressions and abilities not accepted by the ego at any given time. It is the threshold between the so-called conscious self, and those vast inner areas of the self….”
So the complete person evolves from and is part of the inner self, which creates a body, a conscious mind, an ego and a subconscious mind as the package of who we are, and then creates our reality in the likeness of our conscious desires, intents and beliefs. There is no delineation between the parts, for they flow smoothly into one whole. However, each part has a role to play that is individual, and all are crucial to the development of the human being. When working in harmony, they emerge as the missing puzzle piece.
To Be Continued….
Excerpted from The Wizards of Consciousness: Making the Imponderable Practical, by Lynda Madden Dahl. Lynda is the award-winning author of six Seth/Jane Roberts-based books. She is co-founder of Seth Network International, the global meeting place for Seth readers; published a quarterly magazine, Reality Change: The Global Seth Journal, for seven years; has produced numerous Seth conferences and been a speaker at many others. You are invited to become her friend on Facebook and on Twitter, and follow her at Lynda’s Seth Talk Blog.