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Applying Seth's Concepts to Daily Life / Finding & Changing Beliefs, Part I: Mike Dooley
« Last post by Deb on August 23, 2017, 05:46:56 PM »
"To master your thoughts and imagination, and therefore your life and destiny, you must first master their captain—your beliefs."

Mike Dooley is an author and lecturer and a fan of Seth and Jane Roberts. His is able to summarize and present Seth's material in a way that's easy for anyone to understand. He's enthusiastic, positive, inspirational while also being the voice of reason. His take on beliefs:

"Let's pretend that beliefs are like tinted sunglasses and that your vision through those glasses represents the thoughts you entertain through the filters of your beliefs. Doesn't everything look different, colorwise, when you put on those glasses? Yet after you have them on awhile, you don't even know you're wearing them. In fact, it's hard to remember what things looked like without them, and the only way to remember is to take them off.

"Continuing this analogy, let's imagine that everyone in the world wears sunglasses and that no two people have exactly the same tint; everyone is wearing something different. Some wear BlueBlocker sunglasses that makes everything look yellow, while some wear red blockers, green blockers, and billions of varieties in between. Now, does the fact that everyone is wearing different sunglasses have any effect on reality, on what people see, or just on how they see it? Isn't it possible that some people will see colors—even "things"—that are impossible for others to see? And isn't it often easier to see the glasses others wear than it is to see our own?"

About discovering your so-called invisible beliefs:

"Much has been said about writing down your beliefs, but that has never really worked for me. I think hunting for beliefs with pad and paper is like watching the pot that never boils. Plus, I feel I could spend my whole life looking for suspect problem beliefs, some of which I'm not ever sure I have, and you know what happens when you start looking for problems—you either find them and thereby reinforce them with new pictures in your mind, or if they hadn't existed in the first place, you start creating them out of thin air so that you can find them. So instead of trying to write down all of my beliefs, which, of course, may work just fine for you, I do one of two things, I either "Observe and Dismantle" or I charge ahead with my dreams in an effort to "Bulldoze and Liquify" any interfering, limiting beliefs."

Observe and Dismantle: He says pay close attention to what we think, say and do because these things reflect what's going on in our minds. For an example, using the phrase, "it must be nice" really means you feel whatever you're commenting on is completely out of reach. Another: mentally groaning when you get a large bill expresses a belief that money is tight or hard to come by. "Of course such beliefs, even when they're accurate reflections of your present circumstances, will only perpetuate those very circumstances." Trying to lose weight? Don't think or tell someone that you "can't lose weight regardless of what you do."

"Whenever you catch yourself expressing an opinion, in thought, word, or deed, realize that you've just nailed a belief that's busy at work building your life around you."

Bulldoze and Liquify: His preferred method, rationalizing all the reasons he should have what he wants, and then acting the part. I guess fake it until you make it. It's not even necessary to identify your self-limiting beliefs, as they will dissolve due to your successes to the contrary.

Mike shares a bit of encouragement: a woman approached him after a talk. She wondered about the successes of some of her friends who were less than spiritual and don't understand such things as "thoughts become things." Mike says these people are "gifts in our lives because they serve as irrefutable proof that there's no one sitting around judging us, deciding whether or not we're worthy to have the things we want…. They prove to us that you do not first have to become some kind of perfect, wonderful, selfless "saint" to make progress, grow and have your dreams come true. You just have to be able to dream and believe in those dreams."

Enjoying your life today, by living your dreams to the degree you presently can, is perhaps one of the most powerful things you can do toward expanding your belief system.

Infinite Possibilities, The Art of Living Your Dreams, Mike Dooley, 2009
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Seth-Related Discussions / Re: Unpredictability and Significances
« Last post by Sena on August 23, 2017, 09:14:46 AM »
From The Nature of the Psyche, Chapter 9:

"Basically, events are not built one upon the other. They grow
out of each other in a kind of spontaneous expansion, a profusion of
creativity, while the conscious mind chooses which aspects to experi-
ence
— and those aspects then become what you call an objective
event."

https://archive.org/stream/RandomSethQuotes2/JaneRobertsNatureofPsyche_djvu.txt
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What's New / August 25 - September 11
« Last post by Deb on August 22, 2017, 07:00:59 AM »
This world citizen will be abroad for the above dates. I'll have internet at night, will be checking in at SoS daily. Tally ho!
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Seth-Related Discussions / Re: The "psychic webwork" and physical events
« Last post by Deb on August 22, 2017, 06:56:19 AM »
Seth brings up play quite a bit. A lot of us adults forget how to play, even hobbies can become implements for competitiveness and perfectionism.

I can see playfulness (or spontaneity) being a great way for us to get out of our intellects and in touch with our inner selves and F2. Maybe "play" will become another "Seth on..." topic.  Or "creativity, dreams and play."
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Seth-Related Discussions / Re: The "psychic webwork" and physical events
« Last post by Sena on August 21, 2017, 03:06:41 AM »
Another quote from Chapter 8 of The Nature of the Psyche:

"You cannot begin to understand how you form the physical events of your life unless you understand the connections between creativity, dreams, play, and those events that form your waking hours."
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Seth-Related Discussions / Re: The "psychic webwork" and physical events
« Last post by Sena on August 20, 2017, 10:01:34 AM »
Quote from: Deb
But I do find it a little disturbing or even disappointing that "every individual reacts to suggestion."
The example which occurs to me here is a parent who expects his child to behave badly. Even if nothing is said, the telepathic message is sent to the child. It is much better to expect one's child to do well.
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Seth-Related Discussions / Re: The "psychic webwork" and physical events
« Last post by Deb on August 19, 2017, 03:35:06 PM »
Quote from: Sena
My understanding of Seth's teaching on this topic is that there is a "psychic webwork" connecting all conscious individuals. People make decisions due to the influence of this webwork, but in most instances they are not aware of this influence.

Yes, great topic! There's this too:

Quote from: Seth
"You cooperate together to form the physical reality that you know, telepathically, through ways and means that are unknown to you. You weave webs of psychic reality that then coalesce into physical reality. You do not necessarily weave them alone, but together. Your thoughts intertwine with those of others. You are responsible for your own thoughts. You need to learn the power of thought and emotion, but this should fill you with the joy of creativity. Once you realize that your thoughts form reality, then you are no longer a slave to events. You simply have to learn the methods." — Seth Speaks, Appendix, ESP Class Session, 01/05/71

"Now: you must understand, for one thing, that telepathy operates constantly at a subconscious level. If you continually expect any individual to behave in a particular manner, then you are constantly sending him telepathic suggestions that he will do so. Every individual reacts to suggestion. According then to the specific conditions existing at the time, such an individual will to some extent or another act according to the mass suggestions he has received." —TES8 Session 340 May 10, 1967

We "simply" have to learn the methods. But I do find it a little disturbing or even disappointing that "every individual reacts to suggestion." I suppose on some level this being influenced by others is conscious and necessary but it feels to me that this is saying we don't necessarily have independent thought. Yet Seth does say reacts to (to some degree) rather than follows suggestion. I imagine the psychic web would be the "glue" of the official line of consciousness, maintaining some consistency in mass reality—those constants we agree upon.

I've decided to take Nature of the Psyche on my next trip.
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Seth-Related Discussions / The "psychic webwork" and physical events
« Last post by Sena on August 19, 2017, 10:01:25 AM »
My understanding of Seth's teaching on this topic is that there is a "psychic webwork" connecting all conscious individuals. People make decisions due to the influence of this webwork, but in most instances they are not aware of this influence. The influence operates at a cellular level, and only partially involves the brain. Here is the relevant quote:

"...... events are connected one to the other in a psychic webwork
that is far more effective than your physical technological system
of communication. Here, reality codes are utilized. Knowledge is
received and transmitted in electromagnetic patterns so that one pat-
tern can carry far more units of information than anything you have,
technologically speaking. Each cell in the body does its part in pick-
ing up such signals and transmitting them.
Some decoding also takes
place at that level, so that pertinent information is sent where it
belongs, physically speaking.

Much information does not even reach the brain (the mind is
aware of such data, however).

(The Nature of the Psyche, Chapter Eight)

https://archive.org/stream/RandomSethQuotes2/JaneRobertsNatureofPsyche_djvu.txt
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