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What do we want most for our children, ourselves, and the world? Of all the questions we can ask ourselves, isn’t this the one we value most above all others? Isn’t the fulfillment of these essential values the primary objective around which we form our lives, cultures, and world relationships? Isn’t this the prize we must always keep our eyes upon?

If voting provides us with the power to speak and be heard in local and national elections, why shouldn’t we create time to clarify the issues we support and why we support them? Why shouldn’t we be willing create time to determine the desires, abilities, and integrity of the people who say they represent us and our values? Deciding who will represent the best interest of the public is a job interview. What excuse is good enough to keep us from voting in the best interest of our children, ourselves, and the world? Aren’t we all in this together? As we think, feel, act and react, don’t we create? To change what we create, don’t we need to change what we think and feel, how we act and react?

Excerpt from We Create Our Own Reality:

The challenge of being and creation is learning how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape energy, money included, into a pleasing reality. The prize is a sense of satisfaction, the feeling of a job well done. Like learning how to walk or talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a great balancing act that makes falling part of learning how to stand.

Remember: thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own and each of us, an artist. With thoughts in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, we paint the landscape of our lives (whether we acknowledge it or not).

“Just do it!”

“Use it or lose it!”

“Despair is not an option!”

Contact your Board of Elections to make sure you’re registered.

If you need money for necessary identification, ask for it.

If you need a ride to your voting precinct, ask for one.

Doing Most

Vote!

Imagine that: We are both one with and separate from All That Is.

We are not only products of creation, we are creation itself!

Pete – https://realtalkworld.com

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller

What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves.

Seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good.

Affirm what you believe!

All in this together

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Introduction to Seth Speaks

Chapter 1 Excerpt from Seth Speaks, the Eternal Validity of the Soul

Seth

Seth

I do not have a physical body, yet I am writing this book.

You have heard of ghost hunters. I can quite literally be called a ghost writer, though I do not approve of the term “ghost.” It is true that I am usually not seen in physical terms. I do not like the word “spirit,” either; and yet if your definition of that word implies the idea of a personality without a physical body, then I would have to agree that the description fits me.

I address an unseen audience. However, I know that my readers exist, and therefore I shall ask each of them, now, to grant me the same privilege.

I write this book through the auspices of a woman of whom I have become quite fond. To others it seems strange that I address her as “Ruburt,” and “him,” but the fact is that I have known her in other times and places, by other names. She has been both a man and a woman, and the entire identity who has lived these separate lives can be designated by the name of Ruburt.

Names are not important, however. My name is Seth. Names are simply designations, symbols; and yet since you must use them, I shall also. I write this book with the cooperation of Ruburt, who speaks the words for me. In this life Ruburt is called Jane, and her husband, Robert Butts, takes down the words that Jane speaks. I call him Joseph.

My readers may suppose that they are physical creatures, bound within physical bodies, imprisoned within bone, flesh, and skin. If you believe that your existence is dependent upon this corporeal image, then you feel in danger of extinction, for no physical form lasts, and no body, however beautiful in youth, retains the same vigor and enchantment in old age. If you identify with your own youth, or beauty, or intellect, or accomplishments, then there is the constant gnawing knowledge that these attributes can and will vanish.

I am writing this book to assure you that this is not the case. Basically you are no more of a physical being than I am, and I have donned and discarded more bodies than I care to tell. Personalities who do not exist do not write books. I am quite independent of a physical image, and so are you.

Consciousness creates form. It is not the other way around. All personalities are not physical. It is only because you are so busily concerned with daily matters that you do not realize that there is a portion of you who knows that its own powers are far superior to those shown by the ordinary self.

You have each lived other existences, and that knowledge is within you though you are not consciously aware of it. I hope that this book will serve to release the deeply intuitive self within each of my readers, and to bring to the foreground of consciousness whatever particular insights will serve you most.

Session 511, Seth Speaks – The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Copyright © 1972. Channeled by Jane Roberts and recorded by Robert F. Butts. Current copyright holder is Laurel Davies-Butts


What a great introduction to such a complicated subject! In late 1977, we, my wife and I and our two children, Crystal and Evan, lived in San Francisco. Sandra supported us while I served as house husband to our kids. Both children were in early elementary school and even though Sandra and I served on the parent teacher committee and I spent much of my time attempting to understand who we are and what reality is, I felt depressed and frustrated with life in general. At one point I even experienced a panic attack in the Macy’s store at the Stonestown Galleria Shopping Mall, near San Francisco State University.

It happened as we shopped for Christmas gifts in early December, 1977. Suddenly, an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness and inadequacy as a husband and father came over me. At that moment, all I wanted to do was sit on the floor in the middle of Macy’s and cry. Yikes!

Later, for a Christmas present, Sandra bought me “Seth Speaks, the Eternal Validity of the Soul.” We had just enough money for essentials like food and shelter so I told her I didn’t need anything for Christmas. She insisted on buying me something even if it was only a book. At her suggestion, I composed a list of six books I found interesting at the time. The only one I can remember now is Joseph Chilton Pearce’s book,”Crack in the Cosmic Egg.”

Even though she shopped at two of San Francisco’s largest bookstores at that time, Brentano’s and Books Inc., she couldn’t find one of the popular metaphysical books on my list. As she wondered what to get me, her eyes were drawn to the face of Jane Roberts on the cover of “Seth Speaks – The Eternal Validity of the Soul.” She had never heard of Jane Roberts or Seth before but something made her think I would like it.

I didn’t just like it, I loved it! I couldn’t believe how each line of text was filled with so much meaning and understanding. Reading one idea after another that meant so much to me was like having a series of endless mental orgasms. Until I started reading this book, I had felt like a “Stranger in a Strange Land,” to borrow a resonant book title from the author, Robert Heinlein. Suddenly I began to feel hope and excitement again! Life, with all its judgments, demands, and expectations had deadened me. Now it was okay for me to be me.

Pete – https://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 All That Is forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth

In other words, we create our experiences from what we believe about ourselves and All That Is.

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.

The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of our experience. Look for them!

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Robert, Part 3

Where do we begin and where do we end?
What do we know that we don’t know we know?
What can we do that we don’t know we can do?
What are we trying to teach ourselves?
What do we want to learn?

Sharing My Experience with George and his Response

Several days after Robert delivered three babies from inside me during meditation, our Seth group met for our weekly meeting. During the meeting, I shared the details of my experience with George and the other members of the group.

(Roger) George, I have questions about an extraordinary experience that happened during meditation several days ago (June 3, 1980). It involves my Inner Self or Oversoul, Robert.

I told him that I first met Robert through a Ouija Board in 1979 and that, several days ago, I met him again in a lucid dream. I described how, during meditation the next morning, he surprised me by walking out of the wall at home after I thanked him by sending him energy through my hands, and how he entered my body and removed three babies from inside me, and then placed each one on an invisible platform in front of me. I finished by telling him that when Robert was done, he left my body and disappeared back through the wall from whence he came, without a word.*

* For reference, read:

  1. Robert, Part 1, Meet My Inner Self or Oversoul, Robert. It describes my experience with Robert during a lucid dream, set in Maine.
  2. Robert, Part 2, Robert Enters My Body and Delivers Three Babies. The baby’s names were Helen, Daniel, and Michael. Helen embodies the energy of love, Daniel, the energy of truth, and Michael, the energy of joy.
  3. Robert, Part 4, what are Thoughts and how do They Create Our Reality? As we think, feel, act and react, we create. To change what we create, we must change what we think and feel, how we act and react. (Under construction)

George is a non-biological entity that spoke through Carol, a woman in our spiritual exploration group. He spoke regularly and answered questions with a facility and depth the rest of us couldn’t. After more than a year of interaction, we had all come to value and trust him and his understanding of Being and Creation. By the time I told him about my experience with Robert, he had become a valued member of our group.

I’d like to know what you think about my experience, George. However, I’m worried about giving your interpretation more value than my own because of my belief that you know more than I do. I’m not sure how to deal with this situation. Can you help?

(George) “And if I give you some long-winded explanation, would you doubt your own perception?

(Roger) That’s what concerns me, George.

(George) “And I’m not sure of your perception of me either. Am I another being entirely from this personality I share at times?

(Roger) I would say you are and you aren’t.

(George) “Ah, and in what way am I not?

(Roger) You’re not in the sense that you have your own field of awareness and your own unique experience.

(George) I have many fields of awareness and my experiences are extremely broad. Still, I am here and my awareness can be tapped into, you might say, by this individual focal point of awareness, which is here seen as Carol and that point of awareness is an integral part of my beingness. My totality is inseparable from her being and accessible to her always, if she reaches out and connects with it.

“Separateness is an illusion of convenience for you here in your own time and place. It is an acquired knack to remove yourselves from larger frames of reference. You do it knowingly with specific intent and you may, always knowingly, reverse that process and rejoin the community of the greater self. It is what we (those of us in the group, everyone, All That Is?) are about; is it not?

“For many the process is limited by their concern of getting lost, being overwhelmed, forgetting the individual “them-ness” of themselves. It is a constant concern for many, and twinges of fear disturb the process of broadening awareness. The fears are residual from those basic beliefs, which have been necessary to maintain focus within this reality. But, their meaning and their need is becoming less, and this lessening creates possibilities for growth among you all.

“It is time to grow; it is time to change into those more free and unlimited beings which you truly are. Contact with your greater selves is an innovation. At first, it’s new and frightening. Perhaps to your conscious minds, however, it is a great joyful release for the deeper comprehension which has begun to feel stifled in the narrow bounds which you have placed upon it. It is this kind of urging which brings you to these groups. You seek that expansion which is rightfully your own. I am not separated from any of those individual points of consciousness which you call personalities and you, Roger, are part of that greater image which you saw.

(Roger) I would like your impression, George, on what took place, and also what the babies being lifted out of my body represent.

(George) “I do think that you have created an experience in which your aspirations are expressed, and you understand that well; however, the infants were not so much immaturities removed from your greater beingness as talents brought forth that may grow and mature. You might again create that scene if you can, and examine your feelings toward each of those beginnings of new portions of yourself. Look at them for potential and encourage their growth, if you wish. There were healthy infants brought forth, were there not?

(Roger) Yes.

(George) “I think you will find them very rewarding if you cuddle them a bit and nourish them well.”

Getting to Know My Three Babies

The morning after George expressed his thoughts about my experience, and after everyone left for work and school, instead of working on my magazine, I sat in the same spot that gave birth to my three babies. Even before I began to meditate, I felt tremendous energy within and around me. It was unbelievable! Shortly after I began to repeat my mantra, there they were, all three babies, sitting in the air in front me as if no time had passed since they were born.

After observing them for a moment, the focus of my attention settled on the female sitting in the middle. What’s your name, I thought. “Helen,” said a female voice inside my mind. Wow, all I had to do was think a question to receive an answer! It was as if our minds were directly or telepathically intertwined. Without having to consciously think the next question, I knew that Helen was the embodiment of great understanding, empathy, and love. With these qualities, I knew she would become a natural leader whether she did so intentionally or not.

Daniel sat on Helen’s left. As we observed each other, the energy coming from him spoke unmistakably of physical and moral strength, of honesty, and integrity. He was Daniel the Lion Hearted come to life!

Michael, on Helen’s right, was playful. He represented the joy and irreverence that brings a smile to everyone’s face, and laughter to every situation. His was the perspective that makes it possible to ride life with a light reign. When the going gets tough for him or others, he’s the first one to say, so what, big deal! We can do this, and if we can’t, it’s not important enough to do.

Of the three babies, Michael expressed the values I felt least comfortable with. Playfulness and joy grated against my belief in being serious about solving our “problems.” Did this mean they were the values or “talents” I needed to develop most?* I could already see Helen’s grounded, nurturing, and loving nature in myself and Daniel’s penchant for strength, honesty, and integrity but not Michael and his spontaneity, playfulness, and carefree, almost irresponsible (?), behavior. Yes, for much of my life I’ve had a tendency to be serious, critical, and stoic. From my earliest years it was my belief that there were many ways we could treat each other better than we do. For some reason, many of us choose not to. Why? It was demoralizing and frustrating to think this but, I did. I had painted myself into a dark corner and couldn’t think or imagine my way out it.

* To give you an idea of how much I needed Michael’s playful, “so what” attitude, here’s the account of a second experience, I think, amounts to a spiritual intervention, similar to the delivery of Helen, Michael, and Daniel by Robert. It’s possible that this experience under guided imagination added years to my life. Called Guided Imagination – Healing by Fire, it happened a few months before Robert delivered my three babies.

It took time but eventually I came to see as much value in Michael’s irreverent, joyful nature as Helen’s loving and Daniel’s truthful nature. Each quality or value, clarified, adds new dimension to life. Not only are values like love, truth, and joy powerful enough to stand alone, they can work together and add character and balance to the life of any individual, if that is what they want. Evidently, this is what I  wanted, even though I wasn’t fully aware of it.

What I learned From Playing With Helen, Michael, and Daniel

George’s suggestion that I cuddle my babies and get to know them sounded like a great idea! Although Robert had removed them several days earlier, I felt no ill effects beyond my first thought that the act of removing them from my body or psyche must necessarily result in a feeling of loss. Think about it. How would you feel if this happened to you?

After giving myself time to digest my experience, I realized that the babies that were removed from inside me were not biological as we normally define “biological.” I couldn’t perceive them through my outer senses. I could only see them through my Inner Senses, in my own private universe of Being and Creation.* Even so, to my inner senses they were just as alive, aware, and full of energy as babies born in a hospital delivery room. So, when George suggested I get to know them better, I was ready to rock with this idea!

* In my experience, the only way two or more beings can participate in the same dream is by agreement at deeper levels of consciousness. For an example of this phenomenon, read My Mule Team – A Lucid Creation Dream. The mule team in this experience included two mules I passed every day on my bus route in northern California. One was black and one was white. The morning after my dream, both mules were standing side by side, belly to belly, just as they stood in my dream when I straddled their backs to let them carry me across a stream to keep from getting dirty and wet. As I drove by slowly, both mules and I followed each other intently as if we were all remembering our experience together from the night before. Acknowledging our shared dream from the night before in this way was awesome and electrifying!

How often do we have amazing dreams like this and forget them? Why would we want to forget something this exciting? Unless, as George says, “Separateness is an illusion of convenience for you here in your own time and place. It is an acquired knack to remove yourselves from larger frames of reference. You do it knowingly with specific intent and you may, always knowingly, reverse that process and rejoin the community of the greater self.”)

Now that I knew the names and primary values of my three babies, what was I going to do with this information? Without much thought about it, I began to make Helen, Michael, and Daniel grow older to see what kind of children and adults they would most likely become. It was fascinating! As they grew older in my imagination, I was able to see how their beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations* shaped their lives into a reality of their own making. This process worked in reverse as well. Like making a yo-yo go up and down, I could make them move back and forth between infancy and adulthood, even old age. I did this a few times and then began to worry about what kind of effect it might have on them. As adults, much of their primary values became actualized. When they returned to infancy, they were once more, babies filled with unexpressed potential.

* For more on Oversouls and exploring beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, read: The Ball of Light – A Lucid Dream About the Nature of Consciousness and Being. Much of this experience took place in a high school classroom that contained a small living replica of the Earth about seven or eight feet in diameter. Toward the end of this lucid dream, my attention returned to the classroom and the globe, which had now magically become an advanced computer or psychological prop that allowed me to create other lives in other times and places, like an Oversoul. As these fragments of my personality unfolded and grew in response to the nature of their own personal beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations,** they and I were able to observe and learn from the consequences of their experiences.

** Does this suggest that ideas, like genes, duplicate themselves and become part of the developing individual? Just a thought, a new puzzle to solve. Without the ability to think and feel, to act and react, how can we become or create anything? How can we make the invisible, visible, the unknown, known? How can we create order out of chaos and make sense out of nonsense?

In my Ball of Light Dream, as each individual created and experienced their life, they were able to explore the consequences of their thoughts and feelings, their actions and reactions. When they didn’t like a particular experience they were able to change it by changing what they thought and felt, how they acted and reacted, whether they were consciously aware of it or not, just like you and me! Also, like you and me, they could paint themselves into dark corners they believed they couldn’t get out of, until they did, even if it took more than one try or many lifetimes.

The Ball of Light experience also contains examples of shape-shifting. In this lucid dream, I cycle through a series of less dense bodies, all the way to becoming pure consciousness capable of flying through the illusion of windows, rocks, and the air. In this experience, I even took up residency in a redwood tree and after that, a woman’s mind for enough peace and quiet to get some writing done. It was one heck of a trip!

Back to George

Where do we begin and endSo, what does George mean when he says: “I do think that you have created an experience in which your aspirations are expressed, and you understand that well.” First, he says “you have created an experience.” Who in this material world knowingly tells us we create anything, except maybe ourselves in the privacy of our own minds?

Besides suggesting that “you have created an experience in which your aspirations are expressed,” he finishes with, “and you understand that well.” Did I knowingly create an experience in which my aspirations were expressed? Did I understand it well? Is George saying that I knew that Robert was going to enter my body and deliver three babies that represented the values of love, truth, and joy before it actually happened?

Not from my earthbound, human perspective! How does he define human life? Is he seeing us as a combination of both our inner and outer selves, inner awareness and outer awareness? I’ve established a close relationship with my inner self but it’s not like talking to another person and sharing ideas on the fly. It’s more subtle than that, being made up of a combination of inner thoughts and feelings. There are no distinct differences between us that make it easy to identify one source of information from the other, at least, not from my end of the relationship. To maintain biological integrity, however, survival depends on us being able to tell ourselves apart from other people and material objects as we go about  the business of Being and Creation. In dreams and imagination, however, our lives don’t depend on making sharp delineations between us and other dream symbols. If we drive our car over a cliff or get stabbed in a fight and die in a dream, all we do is get up and do something else, like actors in a play. In human form, we die but, as multidimensional, vibrational Beings of Aware Energy, we don’t, which prompted me to write the following: Like a dream, death in one form gives birth to life in another.

Again, it’s true that I consciously participated in this experience from beginning to end. But, how aware was I of what was about to unfold each step of the way? It was a surprise to me when Robert not only walked out of the wall toward me, he turned and backed into my body! It was even more of a surprise when he started extracting babies from inside me. Where are the boundaries in our relationship, in our Being? What sets me apart from Robert and George in this matter? Is Robert the voice of my Inner Self as well as my Oversoul? All I know is that when I reach out to Robert or what I think of as my Inner Self, I start getting thoughts that are more insightful than my own. What sets us apart from anyone or anything? Is our apartness from All That Is only a matter of perception and agreement?* Are there bleed-throughs from one time to another, one life to another, one entity to another? Is separation an illusion? Wow, doesn’t that make us both cool and confusing? Yeah, it’s a little scary too! No wonder we don’t like to think about subjects like this unless circumstances force us to.

* For more on boundaries, telepathy and agreements, read Inside Ivy. Before moving to Santa Rosa in 1980, we lived in San Francisco. “Ivy” is the name I gave to an ivy plant we bought to add interest to our home. After Ivy’s vines reached the floor next to our kitchen table, we started stepping on them. To avoid injuring the plant, we moved it to the shelf at the top of the stairs under a skylight. The vines were beautiful as they trailed down the railing in the stairwell. Ivy loved it there and thrived. I loved it there as well because it made admiring the plant’s leaves so easy. Every night I would talk to the leaves as I walked up the stairs. When I reached the top of the stairs, I would rest my elbows on either side of the plant and lower my face close enough to the pot to feel its aura with my own. After saying hello to Ivy, we would…. Well, read the story.

Ultimately, our love for each other dissolved the normal barrier that existed between us and we comingled as pure thought, feeling, action and reaction. Even then, we knew ourselves, one from the other. It was an extraordinary experience! Inner knowing or intuitive understanding may be the reason why we all tend to talk to our plants, animals, and other things. What do you think?

One more thing. While my consciousness was entangled within Ivy’s, I learned that Ivy had values. Its primary desire was to express beauty and grace in the world, like a dog’s desire is to express love and loyalty. What values do we, as human beings, seek to express or fulfill in the world? It’s a question worth asking, isn’t it?

My Encounter With the Energy of Unconditional Love began as an experiment in telepathic communication between another driver’s higher self and me as we started up Mt. St. Helena out of Calistoga, California. I directed my questions to her higher self because I didn’t think she was open to this kind of communication. After what seemed like an imagined exchange of ideas driven by me, it became, what I would define as a genuine exchange of ideas between two separate entities, Michele’s higher self and me. After four of five genuine exchanges of ideas, the next time I reached out to ask a question, I encountered a powerful wall of energy that inserted itself between me and Michele’s higher self. Instantly, I began sobbing uncontrollably and had no idea why I was sobbing.

The first two times I made contact with the Energy of Unconditional Love, I had no idea of what it was. Confusing? Yeah! All I knew was that, whatever it was, it made me snap back from it as if I had just touched a searing hot flame with my hand. It was an overwhelming feeling! Every time I felt it, I broke out into sobs. Even though it felt like some kind of release, it was perplexing. Before I reached out to make contact with this wall of energy a third time, I made up my mind to stay with it until I knew for sure what it was. Once I knew that it was the Energy of Unconditional Love, I realized that my Inner Self knew what it was all along.

Why, then, did George, in this situation, say to the outer me, that “you have created an experience in which your aspirations are expressed, and you understand that well?” Did he say it because my Inner Self knew what was going on before I did? From his perspective is he including anything my inner self knows as something I know? If this is so, I’m not sure I agree with this idea. What about you? The separation between my inner and outer self seems pretty complete to me. Even though I try to keep one foot in inner reality and one in outer reality to monitor the energy flowing between the two, the difference between them is not always clear.

To learn more about the Energy of Unconditional Love, read about my experience above. It’s an extraordinary one. It seems many people who find themselves deeply confused and hurt by life are invited to experience the Healing Power of Unconditional Love. However, it was such a powerful, noisy, and intense experience for me, some people might be concerned about letting themselves experience it. By reading about mine and other people’s experiences (read Jay’s Story and do a browser search), perhaps more people will be able to experience the Healing Power of Unconditional Love while they’re still here in human form. To give you a hand with this, read Exploring the Nature of Unconditional Love Through Guided Imagination. It will help you see yourself and the world through the thoughts and feelings of Unconditional Love.

Individuality

Did Robert Perform an Intervention?

Did Robert see an imbalance in my character or psychological makeup that would make it difficult, if not impossible, for me to fulfill my desire to create a meaningful theory of Being and Creation? Did he provide me with a helping hand? By placing the energy of love, truth, and joy outside my body in the form of living babies and all that they symbolize, was he telling me that these particular values were important to any kind of change in myself and maybe, the world? What do you think?*

* The story, Why I Was Pursued in Dream After Dream by a Golem, is also similar in nature to this one. While Robert focused my attention on the development of values like love, truth, and joy, the Golem in my golem dreams represented the strength and determination needed to overcome the challenge of performance anxiety (who am I to think I can develop a more meaningful understanding of the nature of Being and Creation? Can I do this?). Procrastination, or fear of repudiation, would paralyze my thinking for hours as I sat in my room trying to make the unknown, known, the invisible, visible, as I attempted to create order out of chaos and make sense out of nonsense. Understanding and writing about things that conflict with accepted belief is challenging and frightening, which may explain why so many of us spend so much of our time in a state of mental paralysis, treading water, or denying the need to wake up, wise up, and rise up to greater understanding.

Fear and self-doubt express themselves in many ways. In the past, I’ve had many dreams of building bridges across chasms. The only problem with my bridges was that they ended up with lots of holes in them that I would fall into or through. With these holey bridges, I could never get from one side of a chasm to the other.

It was at once challenging and frustrating because the symbolic message hidden in these bridge dreams kept telling me that the framework of my understanding was far from being fully developed. However, after each frustrating dream, I felt a little stronger and a little more determined to keep on keeping on. You’re familiar with this reaction aren’t you? In some dreams, roofs would become steeper to dump me off and, in still others, I would drive off or, if  I was walking, I would fall off the side of a road or path into a ditch. When I  tried to get back up to the road or path, the shoulder sand would become steeper and deeper, making it impossible for me to get back on the road or path. These efforts were extremely tiring and depressing. Do you remember having dreams like these? I would guess they’re pretty common.

Before we go any deeper into a discussion about the meaning and importance of love, truth, and joy, let me share an excerpt from my evolving theory of Being and Creation with you. It will help you understand where I’m coming from. In this theory, I replace the word life with the dual concepts of Being and Creation. Why? Put your psychic detective hat on and read the following excerpt from, In the Beginning There Was Nothing.

In the Beginning There Was Nothing

(This is my personal theory about how All That Is began and how It continues to Be and Create itself. From my perspective, it’s what works best and makes me happiest in my oneness with and separation from All That Is – as both a product of creation and creation itself.)

In the beginning, there was nothing – until Nothing realized it was Something! After all, how can nothing exist without Something to define it? Sound hokey? Yeah! But it makes sense to me, so I’m stickin to it! Suddenly, with this one shocking revelation, nothing, which was now both Nothing and Something, came to life, making it possible for Anything and Everything to exist!

This profound event can be defined as the Birth of Original Thought, the Divine Spark of Creation, the First Vibration of Awareness and Action, the First Impulse to Be and Create, the First Response to the Promise of Being and Creation, the Birth of Unconditional Love, the Birth of All That Is, the Birth of One and Zero (1 and 0, on and off, yes and no, oneness and individuality, self and other), the Birth of God, Allah, or the concept of a Supreme Being.

We can also think of this defining moment as the Birth of Consciousness or Aware Energy, whose nature it is to conceive and perceive – to think, feel, act and react. In theory, it was, and is, ALL these things and more, including the moment Aware Energy or Consciousness learned how to condense a portion of itself into what we, in human form, call “matter.”

Even from a human perspective, “matter” is an illusion formed by thought and feeling, action and reaction. According to scientific research, a hydrogen atom is 99.9999999999996% empty space. Why don’t we fall right through each other? Because electrostatic fields that attract and repulse each other provide our biological senses with the illusion of density or “solid” matter.

To borrow the immortal words of Neil Armstrong and the US Space Administration, accepting the idea that Energy possesses Awareness, or Awareness possesses Energy, “is one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.”

Got your Einstein detective hat on? Consider this: without Energy or the power to act, how can Awareness know and express itself? And without the presence of Awareness, what defines and creates a need for Energy? Doesn’t one need the other for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to exist?

To cast off the cloak of limiting, earthbound thinking and open our hearts and minds to greater awareness and understanding, let’s start by asking ourselves a few questions. For example, what are thoughts? Where do they come from and where do they go? What are feelings? Where do they come from and where do they go? Where is the “you” that existed two minutes ago? Where did it go and in what form does it exist now? Where is the “you” that will appear two minutes from now? In what form does it exist before it becomes “you” in the present? What about the earth? Outside of Now, in what form does it exist?

Let’s assume for the moment that every “thing,” including every human being, is a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy suspended in an infinite field of Aware Energy. How does it feel to be a self-aware “I Am” within your body, mind and All That Is? What does it tell us about ourselves? What does it tell you about yourself?

As a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy, how would you describe your experience in Being and Creation? To give you a nudge, here’s how I define my experience in Being and Creation:

  1. I think, feel, act and react; therefore, I AM. (expanded version of “I think therefore I am” by Rene Descartes)
  2. As I think, feel, act and react (conceive and perceive), I create.
  3. To change what I create, I change what I think and feel, how I act and react.
  4. As a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy, I am both one with and separate from All That Is. I am not only a product of creation; I am creation itself!
  5. The self (the thinking, feeling, choice-making and action-taking intermediary between inner reality, the body, and outer reality, the “I Am” of what and who I am) is my seat of power.
  6. The present is my point of power.
  7. Being and creating what I value is the promise of power.
  8. Being and Creation are the manifestations of power.
  9. Being and Creation make the invisible, visible, the unknown, known, driven by the impulse to create order out of chaos and make sense out of nonsense.

To exist, we must create. To create, we must exist.
Each thought is a different side of the same coin.

Whether we are individual Aware Energy or Consciousness Units (AEUs or CU’s) or complex gestalts (organizations) of AEUs, like human beings, it works the same. To create what we want, the outer self, ego, or self-identity, pushed from within by the Impulse to Be and Create and drawn from without by the Promise of Being and Creation, the Beating Heart of Consciousness, must learn the difference between what it likes and doesn’t like, what works for it and what doesn’t, what makes it happy and what doesn’t. In other words, to create what we want, we must know what we don’t want.*

* Excerpt from We Create Our Own Reality:

The challenge of Being and Creation is learning how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape energy, money included, into a pleasing reality. The prize is a sense of satisfaction, the feeling of a job well done. Like learning how to walk or talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a great balancing act that makes falling part of learning how to stand.

Remember:

Thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own and each of us, an artist. With thoughts in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, we paint the landscape of our lives. Create a great day!

The value of an idea is in the reality it creates.

…and what we can learn from it.

If thoughts, in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, create our reality, don’t we want our children to know and understand that? Don’t we all want to know and understand that? Like us, how can they improve themselves or their behavior if they don’t look for or see the connection between what they think and do, and their experiences in life? Letting others think for us may be necessary for a while but isn’t developing the ability to think for ourselves, a natural step in our evolution? Overcoming fear, uncertainty, conflict and limitation is not easy but without the ability or desire to develop greater understanding, how can we become what we value most? How can we become our true selves, the selves we love to be?*

* In My Recurring Superman Nightmare, I relived the same frightening dream over and over again until I learned what it was trying to teach me. It began to occur when I was eleven and continued to repeat itself at least once a year into my mid-forties. Finally, I had enough and did something about it. The last time my Frankenstein monster, which, to me, symbolized the combined power of all the earth’s major belief systems, reached up to grab my ankle, I turned and  knocked him off the side of the building we were climbing. Until this moment, my reaction had always been to wake up in bed just before his hand was about to grab me. Phew, I’m glad that’s over!

Ultimate Frontier

As my thinking about the nature of Being and Creation evolves, I’ve come to believe that, ultimately, judgments of right and wrong, good and bad, enforced by the shame of guilt and fear of punishment, were meant to be temporary. Eventually, like children everywhere, it seems natural to think that our purpose, as children, is to outgrow the need for “parental” control. What do you think?

I’ve always been unhappy with the bullying, oppressive nature of authoritarianism, competition, comparison and value judgment. Part of me knew it was time to outgrow this phase of development. Maybe you do too! Value judgment is fear-inducing and it makes us look for the worst in ourselves.* It is, by design, meant to control us from the outside-in as if we’re children. It’s possible this is a stage all consciousness must confront and overcome. What do you think?

* If you haven’t already, read What I Learned in Catholic School. It’s a great example of bullying and oppression. Why is it thought to be necessary by some? Can it be that exercising power and control over others we make ourselves “feel” like we’re Somebody, in the absence of the belief that we’re already somebody? Think about it! If you can be convinced that you’re born “bad” and you can’t trust yourself, who’s left to trust? Isn’t it those closest to “God” and His authority? And by association, doesn’t this include government and business officials, parents, teachers and persons with a difference in age, education, looks, sex, race or some other distinguishing factor that can be used to exercise power or leverage over others in a competitive, judgmental world?

Can the root cause of this impulse be tracked back to the Beginning when Nothing was still nothing; to that point before nothing realized it was Something? Does the idea of being “nothing” or “nobody” trigger fear or uncertainty in you? If you’re nothing or nobody, how can you be Someone or Somebody unless you can make others feel as if they’re something less than you? How can you develop power and a sense of control over the expression of your life without making others dependent upon you for their guidance and direction?

Unhappy with this authoritarian system of ideas plagued by conflict and limitation, I began to look for an alternative worldview. There was no way I was going to sit down, shut up, and do as I was told without question when I’d much rather, wake up, wise up, and rise up to greater understanding! If I’m going to be forced to accept full responsibility for the consequences of my thoughts and actions, I want the freedom to choose what to believe about myself and All That Is. I want the freedom to learn the difference between what I like and don’t like, what works for me and what doesn’t, what makes me happy and what doesn’t, in my oneness with and separation from All That Is – as both a product of creation and creation itself.

What I Learned in Catholic School and My Recurring Superman Nightmare, were eye openers for me! It’s important to note that both my recurring superman nightmare and Robert’s dramatic emphasis on the importance of values like love, truth, and joy, resulted from inner awareness and interaction, not just earthbound awareness and interaction. By acknowledging our oneness with, as well as our separation from All That Is, we make it possible to develop and utilize a more personal relationship with Greater Consciousness. We get to explore the difference between our oneness with and separation from All That Is.

Instead of being limited to looking for answers from other people, we get to consult with the universe of All That Is in our search for better answers and greater understanding. Similarly, by acknowledging that we’re not only products of creation; we’re creation itself, we get to explore the differences between these two extremes. We get to explore what it’s like to be a product of creation as well as what it’s like to be a creator of change. Isn’t this cool? Who doesn’t want greater understanding than they have now?

For more on this subject, read the full version of my theory when it becomes available. These are the ideas that work best and make me happiest. Why? Because I can test them out in the laboratory of my own life, and they answer all my questions, not just a few. I’m fussy about that. And, oh yes, it’s a living document that lives, loves, learns and evolves forever, just like you and me! And like you and me, it’s never done.

Stanford University Entrance

The entrance to the Department of Humanities and Sciences off the Main Quad at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. The motto, Seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good, and the Conscious Creators logo, have been digitally superimposed on the school entrance.

Every thought is a suggestion, a blueprint for action. In a universe of Aware Energy, spontaneity, limitless creativity, oneness with and separation from All That Is, the impulse to seek greater understanding and serve a higher good is necessary to make the unknown, known, the invisible, visible, to create order out of chaos and make sense out of nonsense. At first, it doesn’t matter whether we’re consciously aware of what we’re doing or not but, eventually, we feel the need to become more conscious of what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. It’s natural for Aware Energy or Consciousness, to grow and build upon itself. You could say that, individually and together, we are forever God becoming.

Play with the ideas, seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good! What do they know that you don’t? Explore their promise. Take them for a test drive. When you think of what it means to seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good, what possibilities and probabilities can you imagine? How does the idea of becoming a more conscious creator of your reality feel? You may already suspect that you create your own reality from what you believe about yourself and All That Is but would you dare to stand up in front of an audience and declare out loud that you create your own reality? It’s the same with love. Can you honestly say to yourself and the world that, “I love myself” and mean it?

Practice! To replace old ideas that no longer work for us with new ones that do takes practice. The first time I said “I love myself” to myself, my reaction was, “yeah, right!” I couldn’t feel a smidgeon of love for myself. But, as I kept repeating it over time, my mind began to find reasons to love myself, and by association, love others. Think about how that can improve your relationship with others as well as yourself.

Sure, there may be things we don’t like about ourselves and each other at this moment but they’re usually “small,” and small things can be changed. Condemning a whole person is another matter. A whole person is extraordinarily complex and impossible to change all at once. When we ask, what’s wrong with you to someone else or, what’s wrong with me to ourselves, when what we’re really upset about is something small and improvable, it is unrealistic and unfair. Condemning the whole person for something small and specific, whether it’s you or someone else, makes it difficult to forgive them. It makes it difficult to forgive ourselves.* It  makes it difficult to live, love, learn and evolve.

Forgiveness Knows

*  For the story on how forgiveness resolved the lifelong strain between my parents and I, read, The Healing Power of Forgiveness. It describes how forgiveness turns anger, misunderstanding, and hate into love. During meditation in the mid 1980s, I began to think about all the reasons my parents and I were unhappy with each other. To be honest, a large part of the conflict existed between my stepfather and I. There was a long list of things both my parents did that caused me pain and distress and many things they didn’t do that made me feel unwanted and unloved. Fortunately or unfortunately, it works in both directions. There were many things I did that made life difficult for my parents.

During meditation, instead of thinking about all the things I didn’t like about our relationship, I began to think about all the things I did  like, which included the clothing, the shelter, the food, the animals, the gardens and the boats. Then I began to think about my own behavior as a parent and all the times it felt like I was failing my children, my wife, and myself.

The more honest I became with myself and the more my perspective expanded, the more I could see that life is a challenge for everyone and everything. Once I realized this and understood that it was as true for my parents as it was for me and everyone else, all the anger and contempt I had carried around within me all those years, melted away in forgiveness.

Filling the void left behind was the energy of love. In that moment, it occurred to me that, we’re all doing the best we can with what we know and learning more to do better. And, if we’re all doing the best we can with what we know and learning more to do better, what more can we ask of ourselves or each other? Really!

All in this together

By Roger A. “Pete” Peterson – realtalkworld.com

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller

What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves.

Wake up, wise up, and rise up to greater understanding!

Affirm what you believe!

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DS - Feel Proud of Who You Are

“Greetings. We are the Arcturian Council. We are pleased to connect with all of you.

We are so very proud of each of you, and we want very much for you to feel pride as well. We want you to feel that pride, not because of an accomplishment, but because of the recognition of who you are. You don’t need a reason to feel good about who you are. You don’t need to give yourselves a performance review. You deserve to feel good about yourselves because you are there, facing tremendous challenges on planet Earth, and accessing more of who you are every day.

You often look at other people and compare yourselves to them, or you look at your goals for yourself, and you compare where you are in relationship to them. And these are the ways in which you determine whether you have any reason at all to feel proud of yourselves. But what if you could access pride that was not egocentric or narcissistic, and definitely not conditional?

What if you could access pride because you are in acknowledgement of who you are? And yes, we recognize that sometimes you forget. Sometimes you come from a very egoic, mind-oriented, and survival-based approach to life, but you have to realize that all of those mechanisms are there to give you a human experience. They don’t take away from the fact that you are Source Energy Beings. You are unconditional love.

If you want to feel good about some aspect of yourself, why not choose those two, instead of how you measure up to others who are working in the same field as you, instead of how much money you make, where you live, what kind of car you drive, and so on? There is so much good within you, and you can feel very good about what is inside of you.

We encourage you to do so. We encourage you to look within for the feeling of who you are. Stop looking outside of yourselves, or for evidence in the physical realm. All the evidence you need is right there, within you, waiting for you to feel it. And when you do, you will have every reason imaginable to feel proud of who you are.

We are the Arcturian Council, and we have enjoyed connecting with you.”

Channeled by Daniel Scranton at http://danielscranton.com

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Co-Creator’s Network

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Think about the idea of a Co-Creator’s Network and ask yourself, what’s the best possible way it could fulfill its potential in service to the common good? I say common good because, whether we admit it to ourselves or not, we’re all in this (life or Being and Creation) together. Right now, Co-Creator’s Network is just a thought or idea. Like any other thought, it is a suggestion, a blueprint for action. What do you think this idea can do for humanity? How can it do it best?

To provide you with a context that gives this idea more meaning, let me share the following ideas about the nature of Being and Creation with you. They represent what works best and makes me happiest after many years of consultation with the universe of All That Is. Whether you agree with these ideas or not is up to you.

Aware Energy

In the Beginning There Was Nothing

(This is my personal theory about how All That Is began and how It continues to Be and Create itself.)

In the beginning, there was nothing – until Nothing realized it was Something! After all, how can nothing exist without Something to define it? Sound hokey? Yeah! But it makes sense to me so I’m stickin to it! Suddenly, with this one shocking revelation, nothing, which was now both Nothing and Something, came to life, making it possible for Anything and Everything to exist!

This profound event can be defined as the Birth of Original Thought, the Divine Spark of Creation, the First Vibration of Awareness and Action, the First Impulse to Be and Create, the First Response to the Promise of Being and Creation, the Birth of Unconditional Love, the Birth of All That Is, the Birth of One and Zero (1 and 0, on and off, yes and no), the Birth of God, Allah, or the concept of a Supreme Being.

We can also think of this defining moment as the Birth of Consciousness or Aware Energy, whose nature it is to conceive and perceive – to think, feel, act and react. In theory, it was, and is, ALL these things and more, including the moment Aware Energy or Consciousness learned how to condense a portion of itself into what we, in human form, call “matter.”

Even from a human perspective, “matter” is an illusion formed by thought and feeling, action and reaction. According to scientific research, a hydrogen atom is 99.9999999999996% empty space. Why don’t we fall right through each other? Because electrostatic fields that attract and repulse each other provide our biological senses with the illusion of density or “solid” matter.

To borrow the immortal words of Neil Armstrong and the US Space Administration, accepting the idea that Energy possesses Awareness, or Awareness possesses Energy, “is one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.”

Got your Einstein detective hat on? Consider this: without Energy or the power to act, how can Awareness know and express itself? And without the presence of Awareness, what defines and creates a need for Energy? Doesn’t one need the other for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to exist?

To cast off the cloak of limiting, earthbound thinking and open our hearts and minds to greater awareness and understanding, let’s start by asking ourselves a few questions. For example, what are thoughts? Where do they come from and where do they go? What are feelings? Where do they come from and where do they go? Where is the “you” that existed two minutes ago? Where did it go and in what form does it exist now? Where is the “you” that will appear two minutes from now? In what form does it exist before it becomes “you” in the present? What about the earth? Outside of Now, in what form does it exist?

Let’s assume for the moment that every “thing,” including every human being, is a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy suspended in an infinite field of Aware Energy. How does it feel to be a self-aware “I Am” within your body, mind and All That Is? What does it tell us about ourselves? What does it tell you about yourself?

As a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy, how would you describe your experience in Being and Creation? To give you some idea, here’s how I define mine.

  1. I think, feel, act and react; therefore, I AM. (expanded version of “I think therefore I am” by Rene Descartes)
  2. As I think, feel, act and react (conceive and perceive), I create.
  3. To change what I create, I change what I think and feel, how I act and react.
  4. As a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy, I am both one with and separate from All That Is. I am not only a product of creation; I am creation itself!
  5. The self (the thinking, feeling, decision-making and action-taking intermediary between inner reality, the body, and outer reality, the “I Am” of what and who I am) is my seat of power.
  6. The present is my point of power.
  7. Being and creating what I value is the promise of power.
  8. Being and Creation are the manifestations of power.
  9. Being and Creation make the invisible, visible, the unknown, known, driven by the impulse to create order out of chaos and make sense out of nonsense.

To exist, we must create. To create, we must exist.
Each thought is a different side of the same coin.

Whether we are individual Aware Energy Units (AEUs) or complex gestalts (organizations) of AEUs, like human beings, it works the same. To create what we want, the outer self, ego, or self-identity, pushed from within by the Impulse to Be and Create and drawn from without by the Promise of Being and Creation, the Beating Heart of Consciousness, must learn the difference between what it likes and doesn’t like, what works for it and what doesn’t, what makes it happy and what doesn’t. In other words, to create what we want, we must know what we don’t want.*

The value of an idea is in the reality it creates.

…and what we can learn from it.

* Excerpt from We Create Our Own Reality:

The challenge of Being and Creation is learning how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape energy, money included, into a pleasing reality. The prize is a sense of satisfaction, the feeling of a job well done. Like learning how to walk or talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a great balancing act that makes falling part of learning how to stand.

Remember:

Thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own and each of us, an artist. With thoughts in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, we paint the landscape of our lives. Create a great day!

If thoughts, in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, create our reality, do we want our children to know that so they can take responsibility for creating their own lives or do we want them to continue, more or less, being told what to think and do without question? Do we want to know that, since we create the reality we then experience, we can change it by changing what we think and feel, how we act and react? Overcoming conflicting and limiting beliefs is not easy but without the ability or desire to develop greater understanding, how can we overcome limitation and develop our full potential? How can we become our true selves, the selves we love to be? What’s more exciting, or worth doing, than living, loving, learning and evolving?*

* In My Recurring Superman Nightmare, I relived the same frightening dream over and over again until I learned what it was trying to teach me. It began when I was eleven and continued to repeat itself at least once a year into my mid-forties. Finally, I had enough and knocked my Frankenstein monster, which symbolized the combined might of all the earth’s major belief systems, off the wall, instead of waking up in bed to escape its hand as it reached up to grab my ankle. Phew!

The Ultimate Frontier

What can we do today for the selves we’ll be tomorrow?

What do we want most for our children, ourselves, and the world?

Again, what’s the best possible way the thought, Co-Creator’s Network, can fulfill its greatest potential in service to the common good? I recently purchased the website address for this URL so, if we can come up with a good enough plan on how to best use this idea, we can create a website. Put your thinking caps on and share this idea with others! As mentioned earlier, we’re all in this together.


Roger A. “Pete” Peterson – https://realtalkworld.com

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller

What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves.

Seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good.

Affirm what you believe!

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Whispered Questions

Like most people growing up, I read comic books. I even read some after I grew up! One DC comic book series featured a Golem and defined it as a powerful, mythical being made out of clay that came to life when a good Jew was wronged by some evil being or event. Its role was to right the wrong or avenge the debt.

Soon after my introduction to the idea of a Golem, one began to appear in my dreams even though I’m not Jewish. I would be in the middle of a dream and suddenly there he was, this large, powerful man made of clay, trudging along behind me. Even though he was slow and I could easily avoid him, his presence was creepy and unsettling. I had no idea why he kept following me.

After years of following me through many different dreams, he began to show up in one particular dream I kept reliving. It involved an attractive woman with blond, curly hair like my wife, Sandra. We flirted with each other and when our excitement reached a certain pitch, I would wake up in the dream. Strangely, at that same moment, I would hear a disturbing sound coming from behind me.

In this repeating dream, the curly haired blond and I are always standing on a grassy knoll about a dozen feet away from a concrete ramp that leads below ground into an abandoned military bunker. Because of my experience with Earth reality, I assume it is one of many bunkers built along the coast in response to a past major war. Angrier than usual at this familiar disruption, I wheeled around and headed down the ramp to see what kept making this strange noise at this particular moment in time. In past versions, I would stop the dream at this point, too afraid to confront the source of this ominous sound.

The bottom of the ramp was shadowed by darkness. When I heard the sound again it made me think of feet scuffing along the floor. It was coming from a tunnel leading off the room on my left. There was just enough light for me to see a heavy, rusting steel gate. Its upper hinge was broken off, leaving the gate open and leaning at an awkward angle against the side wall. By this time, my confidence had begun to wane; but despite my growing uneasiness, I entered the side room and peered down the pitch black corridor beyond the broken door.

As the foot scuffing grew nearer, I strained to see who or what was moving toward me. Before I could actually see who or what it was, a vision of the Golem flashed in my mind. I knew it had to be him! Turning, I quickly left the room and walked back up the ramp, frightened but too embarrassed to run. Halfway between the top of the ramp and the woman on the knoll, I stopped to tell her that a large and powerful Golem that often showed up in my dreams was coming out of the bunker. I looked back just in time to see the upper half of his body emerge above ground. Walking at his usual slow pace, he continued up the ramp, crossed the grass between us, and came to a stop in front of me.

Angrier than ever at his unwanted intrusion into yet another one of my dreams, I had to know why he kept following me. As he stood in front of me, I yelled, what do you want from me? In answer, he turned away and said, “Roger, I am your own strength and determination.” Then he punctuated his statement by backing into my body and disappearing into me.

For some reason, I let him. Maybe this was another example of me knowing something I didn’t know I knew, something my larger self understood but I didn’t. Meanwhile, strength and determination, the equivalent of “never give up,” spoken by Winston Churchill during the Second World War, plays a huge role in my life now as I continue to explore and write about the nature of Being and Creation – the ultimate frontier!

By Roger A. “Pete” Peterson at https://realtalkworld.com

The following is a list of written accounts that highlight many of the ways I’ve been helped by inner and outer sources throughout my life.

  • Robert, my Oversoul, a three-part series that  describes how he intervened to help make me become a more complete person, just like the Golem!
  • In Guided Imagination – Healing by Fire, a being rose up from the fire around me and kneaded my to soften it. Was the Fire Being my deceased mother in disguise?
  • In My Encounter With the Energy of Unconditional Love, I learned what it’s like to be loved without condition. Touching the Energy of Unconditional love made me sob uncontrollably. It was hugely transformative.
  • In My Recurring Superman Nightmare, an army of people patiently hung around, what to me was more than thirty years, to see that I got the message they wanted me to have.
  • In What I Learned in Catholic School, a nun told me something that made my jaw drop to my knees, figuratively speaking. It was something that I needed to remember so I could think and write about it in a meaningful way in the future. This particular experience points out that not all forms of help appear as positive. To create what we want, we must also know what we don’t want. One is just as important as the other. You might say that: It’s ALL good, because there’s something to learn from everything!
  • Growing up in value judgment world of competition and comparison, it was important for me to meet the young couple who lived across the yard from our house, and my fourth grade teacher, Helen, who valued children as much as adults. Both Helen and this young couple, who served as the parents of my friend, Candy, had the ability to love others unconditionally. It was their love that made me see life as worth living at a time when much of what I saw around me was the result of hypocrisy, comparison and judgment. Yes, as a young person I was an unhappy camper. As I shed an invisible tear for my young self, I realize that even this represents a challenge to be overcome.

Excerpt from We Create Our Own Reality:

The challenge of being and creation is learning how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape energy, money included, into a pleasing reality. The prize is a sense of satisfaction, the feeling of a job well done. Like learning how to walk or talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a great balancing act that makes falling part of learning how to stand.

Remember: thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own and each of us, an artist. With thoughts in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, we paint the landscape of our lives. Create a great day!

© Copyright 1991 – 2018, LifeSong

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Introduction

What if the Energy of Unconditional Love was a living form of energy like you and me and you could talk to it? You could ask it questions. What do you think it would say if you asked: Unconditional Love, what is your role in Being and Creation? What can you tell me about yourself? What is your purpose in Being and Creation? What if you could talk to ideas like people?

To make it more likely that you will be able to communicate and possibly experience the Energy of Unconditional Love through guided imagination, it will help to approach this goal from a point of view that makes it possible or probable to experience it, even if it’s only temporary for the sake of having this one experience. So, let’s begin with the notion that Aware Energy (Consciousness) is the Source and Substance of All That Is.

Aware Energy

My Story of Being and Creation

In the beginning, there was nothing – until Nothing realized, it was Something! After all, how can “nothing” exist without Something to define it? Sound a little hokey? Yeah, but it’s my story and I’m stickin to it! Now, with this one shocking revelation, Nothing-Something awakened, making it possible for Anything and Everything to exist!

This profound event can be defined as the First Vibration of Awareness and Action, the Divine Spark of Creation, the Birth of Original Thought and Feeling, the First Impulse to Be and Create, the First Response to the Promise of Being and Creation, the Birth of Unconditional Love, the Birth of All That Is, the Birth of One and Zero (1 and 0, on and off, yes and no), the Birth of God, Allah or the concept of a Supreme Being.

We can also think of this defining moment as the Birth of Consciousness or Aware Energy, whose nature it is to conceive and perceive – to think, feel, act and react. In theory, it was, and is, ALL these things and more, including the moment Aware Energy or Consciousness learned how to condense a portion of itself into what we, in human form, call “matter.”

Even from a human perspective, “matter” is an illusion formed by thought and feeling, action and reaction. According to scientific research, a hydrogen atom is 99.9999999999996% empty space. Why don’t we fall right through each other? Because electrostatic fields that attract and repulse each other provide our biological senses with the illusion of density or “solid” matter.

To borrow the immortal words of Neil Armstrong and the US Space Administration, accepting that Energy possesses Awareness, or Awareness possesses Energy, “is one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.”

Got your Einstein detective hat on? Consider this: without Energy or the power to act, how can Awareness know and express itself? And without the presence of Awareness, what defines and creates a need for Energy? Doesn’t one need the other for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to exist?

To cast off the cloak of limiting, earthbound thinking and open our hearts and minds to greater awareness and understanding, let’s start by asking ourselves some questions. For  example, what are thoughts? Where do they come from and where do they go? What are feelings? Where do they come from and where do they go? Where is the “me” that existed two minutes ago. Where did it go and in what form does it exist now? Where is the “me” that will appear two minutes from now? In what form does it exist before it becomes me in the present? What about the earth? Outside of Now, in what form does it exist?

Let’s assume for the moment that every thing, including every human being, is a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy in an infinite field of Aware Energy. How does it feel to be a self-aware “I Am” within your body, mind and All That Is? What does it tell us about ourselves? What does it tell you about yourself?

  1. I think, feel, act and react; therefore, I AM! (expanded version of “I think therefore I am” by Rene Descartes)
  2. As I think, feel, act and react (conceive and perceive), I create.
  3. To change what I create, I change what I think and feel, how I act and react.
  4. As a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy, I am both one with and separate from All That Is.
  5. As a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy, I am not only a product of creation; I am creation itself!
  6. The self (the thinking, feeling, decision-making and action-taking intermediary between inner reality, the body and outer reality, the “I Am” of what and who we are) is my seat of power.
  7. The present is my point of power.
  8. Being and creating what I value is the promise of power.
  9. Being and Creation are the manifestations of power.
  10. Being and Creation make the invisible, visible, the unknown, known, driven by the impulse to create order out of chaos and make sense out of nonsense.

To exist, we must create. To create, we must exist.
Each thought is a different side of the same coin.

Whether we are individual Aware Energy Units (AEUs) or complex gestalts (organizations) of AEUs, like human beings, it works the same. To create what we want the outer self, ego, or self-identity, pushed from within by the Impulse to Be and Create and drawn from without by the Promise of Being and Creation, the Beating Heart of Consciousness, must learn the difference between what it likes and doesn’t like, what works for it and what doesn’t, what makes it happy and what doesn’t. In other words, to create what we want, we must know what we don’t want in our oneness with and separation from All That Is – as both products of creation and creation itself.

Excerpt from We Create Our Own Reality:

The challenge of Being and Creation is learning how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape energy, money included, into a pleasing reality. The prize is a sense of satisfaction, the feeling of a job well done. Like learning how to walk or talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a great balancing act that makes falling part of learning how to stand.

Remember:

Thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own and each of us, an artist. With thoughts in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, we paint the landscape of our lives. Create a Great day!

Do we want to grow up knowing we create our reality from what we believe about ourselves and All That Is? Do we want to know that, since we create reality, we can change it? Overcoming the challenges of personal and cultural limitation and misunderstanding is not easy but without a desire to overcome these challenges, how can we discover and develop our full potential? How can we become our true selves, the selves we love to be? Yes! It is time for us to wake up, wise up, and rise up to greater understanding.

…and let it talk back to you.

Let’s Begin!

Whether you’re alone or with a group of people, find a safe and soundproof place to conduct this exercise. Make sure it allows you to make noise without disturbing others nearby. Concern that sounds you make might disturb others not taking part in this exercise can disrupt your state of relaxation. In My Encounter With the Energy of Unconditional Love, I sobbed uncontrollably every time I touched it.

Begin by sitting or lying down. Make yourself as comfortable as you can. Breathe in slowly and as deeply as you can. Breathe out slowly and as much as you can. If it works better and makes you happier, hold your breath for several seconds at the end of each in-breath and out-breath. Be playful, experiment to see what works best and makes you happiest. Repeat this cycle at least three times to exercise your lungs, oxygenate your blood, and relax your body. Now, breathe normally.

To calm your mind, slowly count backwards from 10 to 1. After each number, remind the energy represented by the normal flow of your daily thoughts and feelings that it is slowing down, that it is becoming calm. If it helps, imagine yourself slowly turning the volume button down on a radio or backing your foot off the gas peddle of a car and gently applying the break. Quiet your mind and let go of your normal attachment to all external or waking concerns. Free your mind to live, love, learn and evolve.

When you reach the count of one, tell your body and mind that they are completely relaxed. Now, imagine that you are floating into a field of Aware Energy that you can only describe as Unconditional Love. Once you’re inside, feel it! By definition, it is a place where nothing you can ever think, feel, say or do can keep you from being loved unconditionally. Here, there is no judgment. There is no blame. There is no competition to determine who’s right or wrong, good or bad, who’s better or worse, who’s stronger or weaker, who wins or who loses. There just IS! There is what you like and don’t like, what works for you and what doesn’t, what makes you happy and what doesn’t in your oneness with and separation from All That Is.

Here, as a multidimensional, vibrational Being of Aware Energy, you know that you are not only a product of creation, you are creation itself! You think, feel, act and react; Therefore, you Are! You know that as you think, feel, act and react, you create. To change what you create, you change what you think and feel, how you act and react. Here, as a multidimensional, vibrational Being of Aware Energy, you understand this. You also know that, whether it’s the inner world of dreams and imagination or the outer world of matter, to create what you want, you must know and be clear about what you don’t want.

Again, feel the Energy of Unconditional Love all around you. Here, you’re free to think and feel what you want. You’re free to be you! If you want, take your clothes off and immerse yourself in this warm and loving energy. Imagine yourself taking a warm bath. Ideas are free. Even feeling the Energy of Unconditional Love is free for anyone who wants to experience it. It is part of what we are and we are part of it. Talk to it. It’s alive!

As you bathe in the Energy of Unconditional Love, feel the energy of your real and imagined sins, your normal anger and fear in waking reality, as it begins to loosen up and separate from your body and mind. Watch the energy of these thoughts and feelings as they dissolve from something into nothing. The only thing left behind is the knowledge and insight you were looking for from these experiences in the first place. Can you feel the weight of your most painful life experiences lifting off your shoulders as they leave your body and mind? How does it feel to see yourself move beyond these challenges and into a greater realm of awareness, one in which your understanding of the nature of Being and Creation grows exponentially?

When it feels right, think about what it means to be loved unconditionally. What does the Energy of Unconditional Love think and feel? How does it act and react? How does it define itself? When you feel the Energy of Unconditional Love, what does it make you think and feel? When you look at the world through the Energy of Unconditional Love, what do you think feel? How does it make you want to act and react? What is Unconditional Love’s purpose and value is in Being and Creation. Ask it why people don’t feel it more and more often. Be still and listen for the answers that come. If they don’t come in this moment, they will come in the days, months, and years ahead. How fast they come depends on how much you want them to come.

Understanding expresses itself in many ways. It can appear as a voice or thought in your mind and as a vision or dream. It can even be dramatized through an actual experience in your daily life. What is life if it’s not the dramatization of thought and feeling stimulated by the impulse to be and create from within and the promise of being and creation from without? Our personal beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations also seek to fulfill their potential because every thought is a suggestion, a blueprint for action.

Accepting Responsibility

Many of us know that when we refuse to accept responsibility for the consequences of our thoughts and actions, our lives take a turn for the worse. Why? Because when Unconditional Love tells All That Is to just Be, it’s thinking in extremely large terms. Being, just to Be, gives All That Is the ultimate freedom to be and do whatever it can imagine. It is this total freedom without demands and expectations of any kind that gives Aware Energy or Consciousness the greatest potential for self-development. Part of that self-development for individuals includes the freedom to set our own rules as they become necessary.

During My Encounter with the Energy of Unconditional Love, I think this is what I felt and understood. Feeling the full meaning of Unconditional Love is what made me sob so intensely. It is extremely empowering to be loved and valued with such respect and trust. It’s not something that’s easy to feel while we’re in human form here on earth, given the limitation and conflict between our earthbound belief systems. At some point in my own search for greater understanding, I realized that just being here is not good enough for me. Being how I want to Be seems far more important than just Being. As a result, I chose to be here to live, love, learn and evolve. I find decisions like this far more exciting and creative than just Being. Between Being and being here to live, love, learn and evolve, which do you prefer? Getting clear on what we want is the first step in creating it.

Play with your thoughts and feelings. When you finish, bring this exercise to a gentle close, like you would a pleasant dream. Repeat it to get even more out of it. Build on each experience and be prepared for surprises along the way. The more you examine the details of your thoughts and feelings, your actions and reactions, the more you discover about yourself and All That Is. Keep a log of important thoughts and dreams for your own reference and to share them with others if you think it will help.

Remember: Thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own and each of us, an artist. As multidimensional, vibrational Beings of Aware Energy, All That Is is alive. This includes ideas as well. By focusing on words like unconditional love and confidence, we can bring them to life by looking at the world through their eyes. When we feel the energy of love or confidence in the moment, we bring it to life. At least, we bring to life our own unique version of whichever idea we are experiencing. The energy of love and confidence have lives of their own as well. If we ask them to reveal themselves to us, they will. Besides guided imagination, we can direct our desire to learn more from any idea and it will reveal itself to us in dreams and quiet moments. Keep a notebook ready to record your answers. Wake up, wise up, and rise up to greater understanding.

Cheers!

Roger A. “Pete” Peterson at realtalkworld.com and soon-to-be, co-creators.net, as well.

Co-Creator Network

The value of an idea is in the reality it creates and what we can learn from it. In other words, every idea offers us a choice. It is a suggestion, a blueprint for action we can choose to act on or not, and we know that, don’t we?

What does the idea of the earth as a network of co-creators mean to you? Are we co-creators of reality already? What new thoughts does this idea inspire in your mind? Study this suggestion and if anything seems important enough to you, act on it! Be the self you love to be in your oneness with and separation from All That Is – as both a product of creation, and creation itself!

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller

What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves.

Seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good.

Affirm what you believe!

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Questions whispered throughout the consciousness of All That Is.

What are we?
How are we?
Who are we?
What is reality?
What is the purpose of Being and Creation?
What do we know that we don’t know we know?
What can we do that we don’t know we can do?
Where do we begin and where do we end?
What are we trying to teach ourselves?
What do we want to learn?

Robert, Part 2

When my dream meeting with Robert came to an end, I made the journey from dreamland to waking reality as gently as I could. I don’t know about you but it’s been my experience that most dreams, short of nightmares, disappear into thin air during this period. When I finished writing the details of this experience in my notebook, it was 4 A.M. Tired, it didn’t take long for me to fall asleep once more.

For reference, read:

  1. Robert, Part 1, Meet My Inner Self or Oversoul, Robert. It describes my experience with Robert during a lucid dream, set in Maine.
  2. Robert, Part 3, George on Robert’s Actions and Intent. George, another invisible friend, shares his view of Robert’s actions and intent.
  3. Robert, Part 4, what are Thoughts and how do They Create Our Reality? As we think, feel, act and react, we create. To change what we create, we must change what we think and feel, how we act and react. (Under construction.)

After Sandra left for work, I drove Crystal and Evan to school. On the return home, the plan was to work on the next issue of my magazine. However, I couldn’t get Robert and our encounter the night before out of my mind. It was undoubtedly a significant experience. What I didn’t know at the moment was how soon and how dramatically it would spill out into my waking life.

As I entered the house, all I could think about was how much I wanted to express my gratitude to Robert for talking to me as himself the night before. Communication between the inner and outer self is often disguised as something else in dreams so it doesn’t distract the outer self from focusing on life in waking reality. For example, when Sandra and I experimented with the Ouija Board for several months before moving to Santa Rosa in 1980, we met both Robert, my oversoul, and Carl, who, I was told, was my local guide and teacher. According to Carl, he worked as a bookbinder in San Francisco before dying in this reality. During this period of time I would often see both Robert and Carl disguised as other people in my dreams. Sometimes they appeared as men and sometimes women. They also appeared as people of any age, race, religion or nationality. I won’t kid you, it was fun looking for them behind their many different disguises. Finding them even became a running joke after a while.

Why is it so important for the Inner Self to hide itself from the Outer Self? Think about all the things you, as the outer self or ego, the whole-body consciousness, must learn and do to manage a successful relationship between your soul, your body and the world. In human form, neither you or I could survive one second without the love, awareness, and cooperation that exists between all three aspects of our being. It is no easy matter to create a meaningful and stable life. In fact, it’s mind-boggling when you stop to think about all the things we must take into consideration in order to survive as a human being.

During the late 1970s, after I began reading the Seth books, I thought it might be helpful to keep one foot in inner reality and one foot in outer reality. To me, that meant paying attention to my dreams as well as my experiences in life in order to learn from both. I believed it would help to be more conscious of the information being exchanged between both levels of reality. As it turned out, it worked well for me so I opened up a permanent line of communication between my inner and outer self. After a while it became a regular habit for me to ask my inner self questions before falling asleep and, after waking up, listening for answers. Over time this process filled many notebooks. And, I have to say, it is soooo therapeutic! Once I learned wisdom was being whispered to me during the night, I could longer ignore it. Discovery and expansion of awareness is awesome!

Back to the present. At this point, I began to think about something Seth said about Coordinate or Energy Points in one of his books. According to him, there were seven major Coordinate Points in the world, including one in Sedona, Arizona. He also said that there was an infinite number of lesser energy or coordinate points everywhere throughout the material universe and All That Is. Some are stronger or weaker than others. The stronger the energy point, the easier it is to transform thoughts and feelings into matter. Does that make sense to you? It does to me! To help us prove this point, Seth suggested that we close our eyes and feel our way around the house until we find the strongest energy or coordinate point available.

Struck by this idea, I closed my eyes and started feeling my way around our house to find the strongest coordinate point I could. Finally, in our combination kitchen, dining, and office room, I felt what seemed like the strongest energy or coordinate point in the house. It was in the northeast corner of the room in the same spot as my favorite rocking (nap) chair. No wonder I always had such sweet dreams there.

Moving the rocking chair out of the way, I pulled a smaller kitchen chair over to face the corner from about three feet away. My plan was to meditate and send Robert energy out of thanks for our amazing encounter the night before. After closing my eyes and taking a few deep breaths to relax, I imagined him to be somewhere behind the wall. Pointing the palms of my hands toward the corner of the room, I began projecting the energy of gratitude through them while slowly moving them back and forth in a bathing motion. Within ten or fifteen seconds Robert emerged from the wall. Starting small, as if he was approaching me from a long distance away, he rapidly grew larger. When he reached my position, he was full sized. Turning around, he backed into my body. Shocked and filled with his entire Being, I didn’t know what to do. Then his large arms shot out of my chest holding a naked baby girl.

I watched in awe as he sat her down in midair in front of me. It was as if there was an invisible platform there to support her. As he drew his arms back into my chest, I felt diminished. What was he doing? Before I could catch my breath, his arms shot out of my chest again. This time, he was holding a naked male baby and placed him on the right side of the female. Now the feeling of being diminished felt even more pronounced. How could he remove so much energy from my body without me feeling diminished?

When he drew his arms back into my chest for a third time, I was on the verge of panic. What was was going to happen to me if he kept removing babies? Before I received an answer, his arms shot out of my chest once more, holding a third baby! It was another boy, which he placed on the left side of the female. What was this experience all about and why was I just sitting there seemingly dumbstruck, letting it happen? I suppose part of my paralysis was due to shock but I couldn’t rule out curiosity either or my desire for greater inner knowing. This wouldn’t be the first time my Inner Self knew what was going on and I didn’t.*

*  For example, My Encounter With the Energy of Unconditional Love began as an experiment in telepathic communication as another bus driver following me and I began our drive over Mt. St. Helena in Calistoga, California. With great curiosity, I directed my thoughts to her Higher Self or Oversoul because I didn’t think she, her outer self, would understand what was happening. Even though we were friends, mysticism wasn’t on her radar. To make a long story short, the conversation began as an imaginary conversation and quickly turned into what I would define as a real conversation between two separate individuals. At one point, when I reached out to continue my side of the exchange, I slammed into a wall of energy that was so unexpected and powerful, I started sobbing uncontrollably. I didn’t know what this energy was at first but it seems, my Inner Self or Oversoul did. It proved to be the Energy of Unconditional Love.

What was Robert, my supposed Inner Self or Oversoul, up to? Was he angry at me for insisting on trusting my own ability to understand and interpret the nature of Being and Creation? Was he hurting me or helping me? I didn’t know. Suddenly, he left my body and disappeared back into the wall without a word. Needless to say, I was left shaken and confused.

After a moment I came to  my senses enough to notice the three babies still sitting in the air in front of me. They were kicking their feet, waving their arms, and rotating their hands like happy babies do. They seemed older than newborn babies, however. I would guess, with their ability to sit up and move their limbs, they were about six months old in normal human baby terms. Watching them now in growing amazement, I began to think that everything was going to be okay.

Well, that was that! Robert was gone and I no longer felt that something bad had just happened. The babies appeared to be happy and healthy, leaving me with more questions still to ask. But, for now, I was emotionally exhausted and all I could think of was bringing this mind-blowing experience to an end.

Our psychic group was meeting in two days and I looked forward to sharing this experience with George, a personality channeled by one of the women in the group. He consistently provided us with great insight into the reality behind our experiences and I hoped he would be able to do the same for me this time, regarding the dramatic delivery of my three babies. I wanted to know what Robert was trying to tell me by removing them from inside me and placing them in the air in front of me. How graphic and emphatic can you get? My desire was to move forward in the most meaningful way possible. For now, all I could do was keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best.

After sending the babies love and saying my goodbyes, I brought this experience to an end and stood up to take care of other business.

By Roger A. “Pete” Peterson – https://realtalkworld.com

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller

What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves.

Seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good.

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“Lao Tzu fell asleep and dreamt he was a butterfly.
Upon wakening he asked, Am I a man who has just
been dreaming he was a butterfly? Or a sleeping
butterfly now dreaming he is a man?”

Robert, Part 1

June 3, 1980 3:00 A.M.

Waking up as a young boy in a dream, I found myself standing on the soft shoulder at the intersection of two Maine country roads. Judging by the height of the grass in the lush green fields surrounding the intersection, I would guess it was late spring. It was also a beautiful, warm, and sunny day. I knew it was Maine because I was born and grew up there. Many of my dreams are set in Maine because of its familiarity and the emotional impact of many of my childhood experiences. Another road several blocks away appeared to be Route 9. Early in my marriage to Sandra in this life, I used to drive to and from home to work and to school once a day, five times a week.

Suddenly, a large, imposing man in his 50s or 60s was standing in front of me, staring into my face intently. As far as I could tell, he came from nowhere. Tall, stout, and wearing glasses, he struck me as a man of great intelligence and clarity of mind. Despite his age and girth, he appeared extraordinarily powerful and a bit frightening, to be honest.

Before this man’s mysterious appearance, I had been studying a tall brick building on the far side of Route 9. I had never seen one there before and it was strange to see one there now because so few people live in this heavily wooded area. It was four or five stories high and looked brand new. Before either of us spoke, I sensed a connection between us. Sure enough, his first words were “you came here for a reason”. Intrigued by his seeming foreknowledge, my fear gave way to curiosity.  It seems the building belonged to him and he wanted me to join him there for tea and a conversation.

Once inside the building the man took me by the arm and steered me to an elevator for a ride to the roof. As we left the elevator I noticed a four foot high wall surrounding the roof’s edge. We walked toward the man’s apartment, which was built on top of the roof. To my left, I noticed an anxious young boy standing with one elbow resting on top of the wall. He was taking turns looking from us to the landscape below and back at us again. He not only seemed nervous, he looked unhappy.

I sensed there were other children around as well, which explained why a roof wall was necessary. Curious about the boy standing by the wall, I left my host and walked over to him. When he turned to look at me, I knew he was my oldest brother Rudy, who, in this reality, at this time (2018), is deceased. He was wearing glasses with thick lenses that resembled the bottom of a coke bottle. It seemed strange because Rudy’s eyesight in this reality had always been good throughout his life. In this alternate reality, however, his thick glasses suggested (symbolized?) near blindness (lack of foresight?). Before long, it became clear that he was unhappy because I had been selected for the job of bringing light, in the form of new understanding, into the world*, instead of him.

*  Like sperm sent out to impregnate an ovum, I think many of us set out to bring the light of new ideas into the world but only a few succeed to any great extent, which, if you think about it, seems okay because every little bit counts doesn’t it? What do you think? Given the many challenges we all face in life, the likelihood that many of us will fail to achieve this goal is high. In my case, I keep plugging away at it but I have no idea whether or not what I’m doing will change a thing for anyone except me.

In biological reality, Rudy and I had been great friends when we were young. After he married and had children, his values began to change, however, and, before long, the chase for money, power, and privilege was on. From my perspective, it appeared as if he let materialism become more important to him than love and relationships. The many relationships he did cultivate seemed to have more to do with his success in business than the experience of genuine love, truth, and joy in life. During visits to his house, I liked to talk about the reality behind reality while he liked to talk about being practical and taking care of necessities of life. As our value systems grew apart, we grew apart.

Standing on the roof with this young version of Rudy now, it seemed most likely to me that his insistence on becoming a full-fledged, free-market capitalist in the material world had not prepared him for the spiritual task it was hoped I was prepared to perform. As much as I tried to deny it, the power of my desire to understand the nature of Being and Creation was so compelling it seemed unstoppable. Yet, I worried that I might not be able to understand it. And if I did understand it, I feared the consequences of sharing it.

It is challenging to confront others with new ideas that contradict the old ones they have come to rely on. Sometimes it must be done, however, if we expect to evolve beyond our current level of development when it’s beginning to fail. If we wait too long, we may pass the point of no return.

Feeling the need to talk further with the man I met on the road, I turned and left Rudy’s troubled young self standing by the roof wall, still unhappy.

After entering his apartment, I found my host standing in the kitchen in shorts and a sleeveless tee-shirt, preparing a pot of tea. Hopefully, there would be enough for me too! Smile In shorts and a t-shirt, he looked even more formidable. He looked like someone you wouldn’t want to mess with for fear of getting your ass kicked royally. But I doubted he would resort to violence to resolve a conflict. He seemed too wise and caring for that.

After sitting down and pouring our tea, we began to get acquainted. He began by telling me he was my Inner Self or Oversoul. What did this make me, a fragment personality from his larger consciousness? He told me his name was Robert and when I asked him if he was the same “Robert” Sandra and I met through our Ouija Board in 1979, he said, “yes.”

Sandra and I, like Jane Roberts and her husband, Robert Butts, decided to use a Ouija Board to see if we could contact individuals from higher realms of consciousness. We thought it might provide great material for Coordinate Point Magazine. Like Jane and Rob, we wanted to gain access to greater understanding.

Not long after we started using the Ouija Board, Sandra began receiving messages in her mind before we could spell them out with the pointer or planchette. It was happening to me too. There was a difference though. While I was more willing to let these ideas speak for themselves, Sandra was not. If she couldn’t be sure that the ideas she was channeling were coming from a consciousness higher than her own, she didn’t want to have anything to do with it.

So, it fell back to me to dope out the unknown and unseen step by step and day by day. I’ve been doing a little bit at a time for pretty much my whole life, both in my spare time while working, and full time in retirement. Now that I’ve reached a certain point in personal development and world conditions have deteriorated further, I feel compelled to speed things up.

A Little Setup for Events That Are About to Happen

In October 1978, I published my first monthly edition of Coordinate Point magazine. Not being a writer by choice and having to work three days a week besides, I grew tired of writing for and publishing a magazine after two years. Even though the magazine was small and written for and by the people who use it, including me, it took a lot of time to put together, get it printed, and mailed out. Sandra helped with editing and both she and our two children contributed art for some of the articles. Random art was also contributed by our subscribers and it was absolutely amazing to see how many of their images fit together with the articles we received. In April, 1980, we moved from San Francisco to Santa Rosa, California, 55 miles north.

Starting in mid-1979, my health had begun to fall apart. Arthritis began roving throughout my body. One example is the middle finger of my left hand. It became stiff and I could no longer bend it. We still have a picture of me rowing a dingy near Basket Island in Casco Bay, Maine during a family visit late in the summer of 1980. It shows my middle finger extended out as if I’m giving the whole world a permanent one-finger salute. At the same time I started limping due to swollen joints in several of my toes on my right foot and swelling in the ball of my left foot. Other joints were involved as well, including both temporal mandibular joints. Whenever I chewed anything it hurt terribly and it sounded like my jaw joints had turned into gravel. To learn about how I overcame this disease read my account of Chest Cavity Blues. Hint: marijuana played an important role in the release of this disease.

Back to Robert in His Apartment

After bringing our teacups to the sink to rinse them, Robert told me we would be working together a lot in the future because my job was to channel his thoughts into the world like Jane Roberts and Seth. Oh, oh, that wouldn’t work for me and I proceeded to tell him why. I was not comfortable being the mouthpiece for someone else’s ideas, even if it was the larger consciousness I was a part of. As a human being, if I’m going to be held responsible for what comes out of my mouth or keyboard, in human terms, it was going to have to come from me. Well, Robert didn’t like this idea and all of a sudden I found myself tightly pinned between his bulging stomach and the kitchen counter. It seemed neither of us were happy. After a minute or so of studying the look of determination on my face and mentally exploring other possibilities, he relaxed and stepped back, releasing me.

After accepting my decision, he promised to help me out in any way he could. It wasn’t that I trusted myself more than him; it was more about not letting myself be pushed into something before I was ready. It was a gamble for the both of us but it was all I was willing to do, even though it placed another layer of responsibility on my shoulders. At this point, the need for our meeting was over. We rode the elevator to the ground floor and stepped outside the building. We said our goodbyes, hugged, and I headed out into the world, my dedication to the goal of making the invisible, visible and the unknown, known, renewed, if not for anyone else, for me at least.

After this dream I attempted to channel Robert’s ideas several times with some success. However, I was never completely happy with the process or the results. The quality of our transmission didn’t seem good enough for me to share. I blame myself for this, because I know my concern about being held responsible for the consequences of what someone else thinks and says interferes with my ability to keep an open mind or channel. Besides, I’m more of a hands-on person anyway.

Even though channeling proved to be a bust, Robert has helped me out in many ways. One, in particular, proved to be extremely powerful and dramatic. See the link below for Robert, Part 2 – Robert Enters My Body and Delivers Three Babies.

For more on Oversouls, read The Ball of Light – A Lucid Dream About the Nature of Being and Creation.

For reference:

Robert, Part 2Robert Enters My Body and Delivers Three Babies. The baby’s names are Helen, Daniel, and Michael. Helen embodies the energy of love, Daniel, the energy of truth, and Michael, the energy of joy.

Robert, Part 3, George on Robert’s Actions and Intent. George, another invisible friend, shares his view of Robert’s actions and intent.

Robert, Part 4, what are Thoughts and how do They Create Our Reality? As we think, feel, act and react, we create. To change what we create, we must change what we think and feel, how we act and react. (Under construction.)

By Roger A. “Pete” Peterson – https://realtalkworld.com

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller

What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves.

Seek the greatest understanding and serve the highest good.

Affirm what you believe!

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Action, A Remedy for Despair?

C Lee Fitzg, April 16 at 2:42pm

“I have no idea what I’m doing with my life . . .”

https://www.facebook.com/roger.peterson.73?fref=ufi, April 19:

Being true to ourselves is to be the selves we love to be, doing what we love to do. Does this idea make sense to you? Can you feel how it puts us in the driver’s seat of our own lives? It is a simple formula – a simple strategy for living that, practiced over time, will help us find love, truth, joy and clarity within ourselves and All That Is. Give it some thought. It may help you find your way.

Asking your Inner Self or the Universe what will work best and make you happiest in life is another way to help you find the answers you’re looking for. Trust yourself to know the difference between what you like and don’t like, what works for you and what doesn’t, what makes you happy and what doesn’t. And trust the universe. It’s ALL good because there’s something to learn from everything.

What We Believe

Also, ponder this:

1. We think, feel, act and react; therefore, we ARE.

2. As we think, feel, act and react, we create.

3. To change what we create, we change what we think and feel, how we act and react.

Isn’t this pretty much how Being and Creation works? Outside of the ever-changing material Present, in what form do we exist, except as energy that knows itself? To change what we create, we must change what we think and feel, how we act and react. As Gandhi says: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” When change is necessary, we must rise to the challenge. If we don’t change, who will? If we don’t change now, when will we change? Painting ourselves out of the corners we’ve painted ourselves into is the name of the game. It’s how we live, love, learn and evolve. So, let’s get on with it!

Roger A. “pete” Peterson at realtalkworld.com

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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