29 Oct Seth and the Nature of Probabilities (Part 2)
Probabilities are an ever-present portion of your invisible psychological environment. You exist in the middle of a probable system of reality. It is not something apart from you. To some extent it is like a sea in which you have your present being. You are in it, and it is in you.
—Seth, Seth Speaks, Session 514
(Continued…) So, let’s take another look at some of the more intriguing comments Seth makes regarding the nature of the field of probabilities, and we’ll get a better sense of what it means to our creation efforts.
“The main nature of events, the majority of events, do not ‘solidify’ until the last moment, in your terms.”
The field of probabilities assures consciousness it can change its mind at any time and alter the potential outcome of an event. Events can’t be decided so far in advance we don’t have time to rethink our position. True, there comes a moment when we’re committed to the event because our beliefs are so in alignment with it; and true, those beliefs perhaps started the event in the first place. But if we “awake” from the immediate focus on linear time/cause and effect, and instead switch our belief to the one we know to be true about the moment point, suggestion and the spacious present, change can happen.
“At no time are events predestined. At every moment you change, and every action changes every other action.”
There can be no predestination, solely because of action’s constant forcing of change. We are not, and cannot, be victims to predetermination, by ourselves, our inner selves or some strange energy outside ourselves. Period. If it happens, we created it.
“There are in your terms, then, unlimited probable future events for which you are now setting groundworks. The nature of the thoughts and feelings you originate and those that you habitually or characteristically receive set a pattern.”
There’s no getting around it—our potential possibilities are the direct result of suggestions, or what we think and feel and imagine in the moment point. Do we want to continually play the past over and over in our mind, looking for reasons for failure or victimization? Or do we want to use the moment point to instead press forward into the future we wish to meet? Either way is up to us, and it’s highlighted beautifully in what Seth said earlier: “You must become consciously aware of what you tell yourself is true every moment of the day, for that is the reality that you project outward.”
Shifting From Road to Trail
As Seth’s lead-in quote to this chapter tells us, we are learning how to transform an imaginative realm of probabilities into a physically experienced world. And he gave Jane and Rob a very thought-provoking example of how changing their suggestions allowed quite a different materialization to happen to what seemed to be their very concrete, finished world. And this one example, more than perhaps anything else we could be told about probabilities, brings them out of theory and into practical daily life.
To set the stage, the year was 1964 and eight months since the first Seth session. Jane and Rob were concerned about what they saw as defects in a small house they’d decided to purchase, but soldiered ahead with an offer. The loan was denied over a technicality. The technicality was the dirt road leading up to the property was appraised as a trail instead of a road, and unless the trail could be maintained by either county or city at no further expense to the Butts family, which it could not, because it was classed as private, the loan was a no go.
In explaining the situation, Seth told Jane and Rob they would have moved in to their new home by the middle of the month, except for one thing. They had physically changed the road to a trail before the appraisal, because they individually and privately had determined they didn’t want the property. Their psychic energy, focused on the property, constructed it in their realities with the road disintegrated into a trail. And the reason they could create such a change? Because the material from which all pasts, presents and futures are made is in the field of probabilities.
Setting Boundaries of Choice
Even though we see ourselves supposedly in hardcore linear time, our thinking has to transcend linear time. We have to accept ourselves as in the spacious present, surrounded by all possible probabilities; and we have to use suggestion to choose our significances from the field of probabilities. By so doing, we set our boundaries of choice, by choice. And then our physical reality will adapt to our changed thinking. We will, quite literally, convert a road to a trail, or vice versa, because the road and trail are simply probable and, therefore, changeable camouflage constructions created in the spacious present by our action, through our expectations.
Seth says, “If you understand the nature of probabilities, you will not need to pretend to ignore your present situation. You will recognize it instead as a probable reality that you have physically materialized. Taking that for granted, you will then begin the process necessary to bring a different probability into physical experience.”
Excerpted from Living a Safe Universe: A Book for Seth Readers, by Lynda Madden Dahl. Lynda is the award-winning author of six Seth/Jane Roberts-based books. She is co-founder ofSeth 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.