Seth Quote by Jane Roberts
Excerpt from The Nature Of Personal Reality
You give no conscious thought to the coming and going of cells within
your organs. Left alone, your thoughts will come and go through
your belief systems just as naturally, and ideally, they will balance
out, maintaining their own health and directing your body so that
its innate therapies take place.
Your systems of belief will of course attract certain kinds of thoughts,
with their trails of emotional experience. A steady barrage of hateful,
revengeful thoughts should actually lead you to look for the beliefs
from which they are gaining their strength.
You cannot do this by ignoring the validity of the thoughts as your
experience, however, by trying to shove them under the rug of a
superficial optimism. Such habitual, unhappy thoughts will bring
about the same kind of physical experience, but it is your own system
of beliefs that you must examine.
The “negative” subjective and objective events that
you meet are meant to make you examine the contents of your own
conscious mind. In their way the hateful or revengeful thoughts
are natural therapeutic devices, for if you follow them, accepting
them with their own validity as feelings, they will automatically
lead you beyond themselves; they will change into other feelings,
carrying you from hatred into what may seem to be the quicksands
of fear, which is always behind hatred.
By going along with feelings you unify your emotional, mental and
bodily state. When you try to fight or deny them, you divorce yourself
from the reality of your being. Dealing with thoughts and feelings
as just directed at least roots you firmly in the integrity of your
present experience, and allows its innate motion and natural creativity
to thrust toward a therapeutic solution.
When you refute such emotions or become terrified of them, you impede
the flow of feeling from one moment to the other. You set up dams.
Any emotion will change into another if you experience it honestly.
Otherwise you clog the natural movement of your entire system.
Fear, faced and felt with its bodily sensations and the thoughts
that go along with it, will automatically bring about its own state
of resolution. The conscious system of beliefs behind the impediment
will be illuminated, and you will realize that you feel a certain
way because you believe an idea that causes and justifies such a
If you habitually deny the expression of any emotions, to that degree
you become alienated not only from your body but from your conscious
ideas. You will bury certain thoughts and put up biological armor
to prevent you from physically feeling their effects upon your
body. In each case the answer lies in your personal system of beliefs,
in those strong concepts you hold on an intimate level that brought
about the inhibitions to begin with.
If you find yourself running around in a spiritual frenzy, trying
to repress every negative idea that comes into your head, then ask
yourself why you believe so in the great destructive power of your
slightest “negative” thought.
The body and mind together do present a united, self-regulating,
healing, self-clearing system. Within it each problem contains its
own solution if it is honestly faced. Each symptom, mental or physical,
is a clue to the resolution of the conflict behind it, and contains
within it the seeds of its own healing.
It is true that habitual thoughts of love, optimism and self-acceptance
are better for you than their opposites; but again, your beliefs
about yourself will automatically attract thoughts that are consistent
with your ideas. There is as much natural aggressiveness in love
as there is in hate. Hate is a distortion of such a normal force,
the result of your beliefs… natural aggression is cleansing
and highly creative - the thrust behind all emotions.
Write down your beliefs in a variety of areas, and you will find
that you believe different things at different times. Often there
will be contradictions readily apparent. These represent opposing
beliefs that regulate your emotions, your bodily condition and your
physical experience. Examine the conflicts.
Invisible beliefs will appear that unite those seemingly diverse
attitudes. Invisible beliefs are simply those of which you are fully
aware but prefer to ignore, because they represent areas of strife
which you have not been willing to handle thus far. They are quite
available once you are determined to examine the complete contents
of your conscious mind. If this strikes you as too intellectual
a method, then you can also work backward from your emotions to
You must accept the validity of your feelings while realizing that
they are about certain issues or conditions, and are not necessarily
factual statements of your reality. “I feel that I am a poor
mother,” or, “I feel that I am a failure.” These
are emotional statements and should be accepted as such. You are
to understand, however, that while the feelings have their own integrity
as emotions, they may not be statements of fact. You might be an
excellent mother while feeling that you are very inadequate. You
may be most successful in reaching your goals while still thinking
yourself a failure...
A series of self-revelations will inevitably result, each leading
you to further creative psychological activity. At each stage you
will be closer to the reality of your experience than you have ever
The conscious mind will benefit greatly… It will no longer
fear the emotions, or the body, as threatening or unpredictable,
but sense the greater unity in which it is involved. The emotions
will not feel like stepchildren, with only the best-dressed being
admitted. They will not need to cry out for expression, for they
will be fully admitted as members of the family of the self.
In [some] cases you are afraid of your emotions. You think their
powers so strong that all reason can be drowned within them. No
matter how open it may seem that you are, you will nevertheless
accept certain emotions that you think of as safe, and ignore others,
or stop them at particular points, because you are afraid of following
When you allow your emotions their natural spontaneous flow they
will never engulf you, and always return you refreshed to “logical”
conscious-mind thought… You have been given an opportunity
to study life and to experience it more fully than you have before
in this existence. Its intensity and brilliance, its contrasts and
similarities, its joys and its sorrows, are here for you to perceive…
Man forgot the teaching and healing elements, and concentrated instead
upon the unpleasant experience itself… you cannot fall out
of a state of grace. Each of you must intellectually and emotionally
accept it, however.
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