We’ve all heard advice like this: Let go and let God. God helps those who help themselves. Be true to yourself and all else that matters will follow. What do you think is the best way to use the power of God or Higher Consciousness? What works and makes you happy?
How do you find answers to challenging questions like: Who, or what am I? What’s reality? What’s the purpose of life? Where do I begin and where do I end? What’s my sphere of influence? What’s a proper level of Response Ability? What do I know that I don’t know I know? What can I do that I don’t know I can do?
Seth says, “You create your own reality” whether by default (instinct, subconscious beliefs) or conscious intent. How does this square with his class discussion below and statements like “God helps those who help themselves”; “Let go and let God”? Here’s what others have to say about these two beliefs.
Related quotes under “God helps those who help themselves” and “Let go and let God” are from Quotes Daddy, a great website to visit:
1. God helps those who help themselves. – Benjamin Franklin
“I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, ‘Where’s the self-help section?’ She said, if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.” – George Carlin
“ It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.” – Epicurus
“To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching Man to regard himself as an experiment in the realization of God, to regard his hands as God’s hand, his brain as God’s brain, his purpose as God’s purpose. He must regard God as a helpless Longing, which longed him into existence by its desperate need for an executive organ.” – George Bernard Shaw
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get stared now! With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen
“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter
THE LESSON (from Carol Lynn Pearson’s book: Beginnings and Beyond)
Yes, my fretting,
I could cross
The room to you
But I’ve already
Learned to walk,
So I make you
Come to me.
Let go now –
This simple lesson,
In later years
You cry out
With tight fists
And tears –
“Oh, help me,
God – please” –
And you’ll hear
A silent voice:
I would, child,
But it’s you,
Who needs to try
- Carol Lynn Pearson (website)
2. Let go and let God. – Author Unknown
“What others may have said or done or failed to do cannot be changed now. Forgive, be bigger than what happened and be confident enough to move past it. Allow peace into your days, ‘Let go and let God.’” – Marcia Small-Persaud
“Once you start exercising faith, it becomes easier to let go and let God.” Dedrick D. L. Pitter
“We must let go of the life we have planned, and take the plan god gave us.” – FlameStarta
“All that God asks you most pressingly is to go out of yourself – and let God be God in you. – Eckhart Tolle
“I think God leaves me alone to let me find my own strength because no one else can give it to me. Sometimes it is very lonely. But, I know the lonely times teach me the most. I must let go in order to let anything in. No one can love me, for me.” – Sabrina Ward Harrison
“We need less posturing and more genuine charisma. Charisma was originally a religious term, meaning ‘of the spirit’ or ‘inspired.’ It’s about letting God’s light shine through us. It’s about a sparkle in people that money can’t buy. It’s an invisible energy with visible effects. To let go, to just love, is not to face into the wallpaper. Quite the contrary, it’s when we truly become bright. We’re letting our own light shine.” – Marianne Williamson
“For as long as you can remember, you have been a pleaser, depending on others to give you an identity. You need not look at that only in a negative way. You wanted to give your heart to others, and you did so quickly and easily. But now you are being asked to let go of all these self-made props and trust that God is enough for you. You must stop being a pleaser and reclaim your identity as a free self.” – Henri Nouwen
LET GO AND LET GOD!
As children bring their broken toys
with tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God,
because He was my friend.
But then, instead of leaving Him,
in peace, to work alone;
I hung around and tried to help,
with ways that were my own.
At last, I snatched them back and cried,
“How can you be so slow?”
“My child,” He said,
“What could I do?
You never did let go.”
- Lauretta P. Burns (Born: March 14, 1918, Died: July 17, 2002)
Isn’t it great to read what other people think about the relationship between themselves and God, or Inner Consciousness? I don’t know about you but some of these statements resonate strongly with my own sense of Inner Truth. By having so many people share their thoughts about how to relate to God or Higher Consciousness, it gives us all greater perspective. If we choose to respond ourselves, it also forces us to develop our personal powers of observation, imagination and discernment.
Seth Speaks to Class Member About How to Relate to God or Inner Self
You are too impatient both with your own development and the development of others. You want your destination now and you want to get to that destination as quickly as possible, 85-95 miles a minute….”
It does no good to understand issues intellectually, or even to understand them intuitively unless you understand them so thoroughly that they become a part of your daily life. Much that you know you have made a part of your life, but you still wish to use your knowledge for your own conscious purposes. You are still not willing to say let me develop as I should develop. You are still saying let me develop as I think I should develop. The “I” being a highly egotistical I. You are still saying, let me develop as I want to develop. You are still saying I want this person or I want that person or that thing. Therefore shall I use this ability and this knowledge to gain it.
What you are learning is a technique for self-development. You cannot use it, therefore, to attain those things that do not pertain to your own self-development and the techniques will not help you get something that you were not meant to have nor that you have before decided, as an entity, that you should not have. The facts remain that your own inner self and your own entity have given you challenges that you have accepted.
You know these challenges subconsciously. Consciously you do not want to accept them…. This is not out of the ordinary. This happens to many personalities. It is nothing to blame yourself for. You are in the midst of a certain line of development. You cannot blame yourself for not being further along the line. The very fact that you are here this evening, the very fact that you are trying as hard as you have been shows that you are indeed developing and that you are indeed learning. There must be an open-minded, an open-hearted attitude here. You must not try to use what you have learned in a narrow, limiting way. This hampers your own development. It closes your eyes to many possibilities that will be important to you.
It is natural, perhaps, to want to use what you have learned, this information, as a technique to achieve what you at any particular time think desirable, a particular person, a particular thing. But what is important is the inner development. If this is taken care of, it will automatically lead you to the person that is best for you and to the circumstances that will help you develop. To insist that a specific individual or a specific goal be attained through these methods is limiting. There must always be the acknowledgment that you do not consciously as yet realize the depths of yourself, the goals you have set and the challenges, and this material should be used to open up your inner horizons and to lead you in those directions toward which your inner self has already set you. If you then egotistically, say – No – this particular situation is what I want, then you may be blocking this inner direction which has been meant for you.
The Early Session, Book 8, Session 403
What About “Evil”
Does “evil” really exist in reality or is it a label we give to the fear of being here one minute and gone the next, to fear of the unknown, the unseen? Don’t many of us believe we live in an accidental universe (general scientific worldview)? Being playful and creative, haven’t we all intentionally taken risks, explored and exaggerated fear to add excitement to our experience? In dreams, imagination and art, don’t we elevate “evil” to a high art form for the sake of learning, entertainment and control? Animals create fear as a survival mechanism. People do too and for the same reason, to control and take advantage of others in what they perceive is a dog-eat-dog, devil-take-the-hindmost, survival-of-the-fittest world. When we believe that we’re bad and we can’t trust ourselves, how can we trust anyone? Is it any wonder, we fear Inner Reality?
How many people are afraid of the Ouija Board and the “evil” spirits they might contact. How many people are afraid of dreams and ghosts? Why wouldn’t we be afraid when Inner Voices offer us guidance? In the Bible, the Old Testament describes an angry and vengeful God. Who wouldn’t be afraid of this guy? Didn’t He throw Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden for eating a fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil against His Command? If He was so concerned about them eating fruit from this tree, why did he create it there in the first place? Was it an intentional setup to toy with the mice?
And the Catholic Sign of the Cross; doesn’t it teach us to worship authority? I don’t know about you but when I recite the Sign of the Cross: “In the name of the Father (God), and of the Son (Jesus Christ), and of the Holy Spirit (their sacred Father-Son relationship), Amen”, I feel left out in the cold, outside of the Sacred Circle. What are you, what am I, are we Swiss cheese? I prefer to see All That Is inside the Sacred Circle – no discrimination! Which do you prefer?
Are we meant to learn and evolve as creative beings, to become the greatest expression of ourselves we can be? How can we do that without being able to freely explore the nature of ideas, ideas like time and space, the inner self and outer self, inner reality and outer reality, hot and cold, high and low, love and fear? How can we determine what works, and what doesn’t, what makes us happy and what doesn’t if we refuse to the nature of ideas and how they create our reality? How can we increase our awareness and advance our development as gods becoming? How can we determine the qualities of life and being we value most, our ideals, and actualize them to the best of our ability without becoming consciously involved in this highly creative process? How can we live by value fulfillment and practice idealism without ?
As with ourselves, our family, friends and the Ouija Board, if we want the best results possible, shouldn’t we accept nothing less? Isn’t it necessary for us to trust our ability to know the difference between what works, and what doesn’t, what makes us happy and what doesn’t? Isn’t it important to have some idea of what we want before we “Let go and let God”? Even then, since we’re accountable for our actions, isn’t it important for us to pay attention, to make sure limiting and conflicting beliefs don’t distort or sabotage the outcome? Like building a home or remodeling a kitchen, to make sure it expresses us, don’t we need to pay attention and make adjustments as needed? If we do a truly great job, won’t we be happy with the result for years to come?
To believe in “evil” creates fear, which limits the ability of our minds to love, learn and grow. It’s like putting small shoes on a child’s feet and never taking them off. To move forward, we must recognize the basic goodness of All That Is. We must remember how good we are, how much we do and how well we do it. We’re all doing the best we can with what we know. As we understand more, we’ll do better. By being who we love to be and doing what we love to do, we’ll automatically fulfill our own greatest potential. Let love be the light and the way!
3. Be true to yourself and all else that matters will follow. – Lefty. I’m right handed so sometimes, to access the creative, right side of my brain, I answer questions with my left hand. Hence, “Lefty”. This process seems to open a direct channel to Higher Consciousness for me.
The following links will give you some idea of how much more we are than we think. The Internet containis many more examples.
- We Create Our Own Reality
- Ask Value Questions and Listen for Intuitive Answers
- Encounter with Unconditional Love
- The Ball of Light – A Lucid Dream about the Nature of Consciousness and Being
- A New Story of Origin
Pete – http://realtalkworld.com
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“How you define yourself and the world around you, forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth
In other words, we create our reality from what we choose to believe about ourselves, and the world around us.
If we don’t consciously choose our beliefs, we UNconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.
If our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, can we afford not to question them?
The more we love, understand and appreciate ourselves, the better we treat ourselves, and the world.
Make love, truth and joy your measure of success.
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of your experience. Look for them!