In your society, it is generally thought that a person must have a decent livelihood, a family or other close relationships, good health, and a sense of belonging if the individual is to be at all productive, happy, or content.
Better social programming, greater job opportunities, health plans or urban projects, are often considered the means that will bring fulfillment “to the masses.”
Little if anything is said about the personality’s innate need to feel that his (or her) life has purpose and meaning. Little is said about the personality’s innate desire for drama, the kind of inner spiritual drama in which an individual can feel part of a purpose that is his own, and yet is greater than himself.
There is a need within man to feel and express heroic impulses. His true instincts lead him spontaneously toward the desire to better the quality of his own life and that of others. He must see himself as a force in the world.
Animals also dramatize. They possess emotions. They feel a part of the drama of the seasons. They are fully alive, in those terms.
Nature in all of its varieties is so richly encountered by the animals that it becomes their equivalent of your structures of culture and civilization. They respond to its rich nuances in ways impossible to describe, so that their “civilizations” are built up through the inter-weavings of sense data that you cannot possibly perceive.
They know, the animals, in a way that you cannot, that their private existences have a direct impact upon the nature of reality. They are engaged, then.
An individual can possess wealth and health, can enjoy satisfying relationships, and even fulfilling work, and yet live a life devoid of the kind of drama of which I speak — for unless you feel that life itself has meaning, then each life must necessarily seem meaningless, and all love and beauty end only in decay.
When you believe in a universe accidentally formed, and when you think you are a member of a species accidentally spawned, then private life seems devoid of meaning, and events can seem chaotic. Disastrous events thought to originate in a god’s wrath could at least be understood in that context, but many of you live in a subjective world in which the events of your lives appear to have no particular reason — or indeed sometimes seem to happen in direct opposition to your wishes. . . .
What kind of events can people form when they feel powerless, when their lives seem robbed of meaning — and what mechanics lie behind those events?
Session 832, The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events Copyright © 1981 by Jane Roberts and Robert F. Butts. Current copyright holder – Laurel Davies-Butts.
Posted on Seth, Practicing Idealist by Oceanside Rick, Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:47 am (PDT).
Live by value fulfillment and practice idealism. In other words, determine the qualities of being and creation you value most, your ideals, and actualize them to the best of your ability. WE are the change we are waiting for!
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“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Instead of money, power and privilege, wouldn’t love, truth and joy be a better measure of success? One set of values isolates us in the material world of separation, scarcity and competition, while the other not only acknowledges our oneness as well as our individuality, it acknowledges our role in creation itself. Using love, truth and joy to measure success provides us with a moral compass. It encourages us to live for the love of Being and Creation, instead of running from the fear of poverty, suffering and death. It inspires us to find and express what’s best in us and ALL that we’re a part of, instead of giving in to the least of what we can be.
“How you define yourself and the world around you forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth
In other words, we create our own reality from what we choose to believe about ourselves and the world around us.
If we don’t consciously choose the ideas we accept as beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, we unconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.
If the ideas we accept as beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, can we afford not to question them?
The more we love and understand ourselves, the better we treat ourselves.
What do we want most for our children, ourselves and the world?
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of your experience. Look for them!
Affirm what you believe!