Author Topic: Accept Your Creaturehood  (Read 738 times)

Offline LenKop

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One cold March Tuesday in 1973, a visitor in class followed our readings of some body-belief papers with some descriptions of his out-of-body experiences; in the process, he commented that he used the OOB state for problem solving and for "leaving the burden of the body behind" to find "pure" information. You hardly needed a course in Sethian cues to know that these remarks were almost guaranteed to bring him forth; and when Seth finally did enter the conversation,it was a profound one, indeed.


"It is quite an esoteric idea to play around with the out-of-body state and it is fun," Seth began. "BUT in order to find the reason for your own beliefs, you must look into the contents of your sardonic, conscious mind! For the answers are known to you, and they are not buried in the deeper recesses of your being -- only if you think they are! You know, consciously, much more than you let yourself know that you know. The closets are in your CONSCIOUS MIND, and these closets are formed when you say, 'I know it, but I will pretend that I do not know it.'


"Now sometimes, in dreams, you will receive your answers; but not if the conscious mind is still allowed to hide its own contents," Seth continued. "YOU are the one who must open the door and accept the dream information; and you will not do so unless you are ready for the encounter with yourself. And the encounter with yourself is a bold and exciting one; and it does not look to others, but to the knowledge within yourself as a species. In those terms you have a developed and self-conscious mind for a reason!


"Few people are aware of the abilities of that consciousness, and the ways in which it directs your unconscious knowledge. For it directs great power, but that power is released according to your beliefs about yourself, and the world that you know.


"I invite you to be truly self-conscious; TO ACCEPT YOUR CREATUREHOOD. For within that creaturehood lies all the secrets to your spirituality and the doors of your awareness. It is why you have a conscious mind, and bodies.


"You come here and you are going to understand and investigate the nature of reality. Now, you hope that this includes out-of-body encounters. You would be willing to deal with demons, even, who come out of the blue to greet you. Some of you have been willing to encounter cosmic monsters! But! ALL of you show some reluctance in encountering your own creaturehood -- facing life and death, and birth, and the moments that SEEM to flow one before the other. If you have not the courage to encounter your own emotions and the reality of your own being NOW, what makes you think that you can cop out and meet the gods out of the window?


"You must meet yourself as you intersect with the flesh and the seasons. You must know yourselves as you are, and understand the beauty and uniqueness of your own being. Using that as a threshold, you will understand your own spirituality. But denying your creaturehood, you will never fully comprehend either creaturehood OR spirituality! Denying the beast will not show you the gods!


"What we are doing -- what you are doing with yourselves -- is far more important than you know. To go out of body is not to deny your flesh. It IS to allow you to mix the wisdom -- the corporeal wisdom of your being -- with the spirituality of your being. It is quite natural to leave your body, and you do it all the time. But when you do so in life, you are also connected with the physical body that you know; and you use that, in your terms, as a launching pad.


"When you are out-of-body in this life, you still use the attributes of the brain. When you come back to your body, you must interpret the knowledge that you have received THROUGH THE BRAIN. You THINK, even out-of-body, in human terms. When you leave your body, in your terms, for good -- when you are operating outside of it -- then you do not even think in terms of passing moments, or time. You live whether you are in the body or out of it, but your corporeal expression is your own. It is for a reason, and the soul expresses itself in flesh in a way it cannot do otherwise. The earthly experience is entirely different from any other, as all experience is. And the mind is for a reason, and the emotions are for a reason; and together they form the road of your experience."


Conversations with Seth, book 2, Chapter 3: "Further Expeditions", pages 70-71.
By Susan M. Watkins (C) 25th Anniversary Edition
via Rachel Enevoldsen on FB Friends of Seth


This quote is a great reminder that our physical experience is as important as any 'spiritual' one.
To deny this life, is to deny life.
'...and the soul expresses itself in flesh in a way it cannot do otherwise.'


Len

 

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