Seth material, organized to answer Andy Hughes’ questions
In the most basic sense, the purpose of life is being – as opposed to not being.
In your system of three-dimensional reality you are learning about mental energy (also called thought energy or psychic energy) and how to use it.
Knowledge about mental energy and its use is learned by constantly transforming your thoughts and emotions into physical form (your physical reality) and by then perceiving and dealing with the matter and events that are formed.
From doing this, you are supposed to get a clear picture of your inner development as it is reflected by the exterior environment.
You participate in physical reality so that you can operate and experience within this dimension. Here, you can develop your abilities, learn, create, solve problems and help others.
Matter is the shape that basic experience takes when it comes into your three-dimensional system.
Your dreams, thoughts, expectations, beliefs and emotions are literally transformed into physical matter.
How Does This Work?
Every nerve and fiber within the body has an unseen inner purpose.
Nerve impulses travel outward from the body, along invisible pathways, in much the same manner that they travel within the body.
These pathways are carriers of telepathic thoughts, impulses, and desires containing all the codified data necessary for translating any thought or image into physical actuality, altering seemingly objective events.
This telepathy operates constantly at an “automatic” or subconscious level, providing communication to back up sensory data. Telepathy is the glue that holds the physical universe in position, so that you can agree on the existence and properties of objects. In one respect, your body and all physical objects go flying out in all directions from the inner core of the whole self.
The physical environment is, therefore, as much a part of you as your own body.
What seems to be a perception, an objective concrete event independent from you, is instead the materialization of your own emotions, energy and mental environment. Events and objects are actually focal points where highly charged psychic impulses are transformed into something that can be physically perceived: a breakthrough into matter.
The intensity of a thought or image largely determines the immediacy of the physical materialization. All such images or thoughts are not completely materialized in your perception, as their intensity may be too weak.
My intellect doesn’t have the information to control All of This. How Is It Handled?
There is an inner ego, an inner self which organizes “unconscious” material.
As the outer ego manipulates within the physical environment, so the inner ego or self organizes and manipulates within inner reality.
It is this inner self, out of massive knowledge and the unlimited scope of its consciousness, that forms the physical world and provides the stimuli to keep the outer ego at the job of awareness. The inner self organizes, initiates, projects and controls the transformation of psychic energy into matter and objects.
The energy of this inner self is used by it to form a material counterpart (you). You then deal with the physical reality that is made and work out your own creative role.
Tell Me More About the Workings of the “Inner Self.”
The individual inner self, through constant effort of great intensity, cooperates with other entities like itself to form and maintain the physical reality that you know.
The inner self has a virtually infinite reservoir from which to draw knowledge and experience. All kinds of choices are available, and the diversity of physical matter is a reflection of this deep source and variety.
Having determined upon physical reality as a dimension in which it will express itself, the inner self, first of all, takes care to form and maintain the physical basis upon which all else must depend — the properties of the earth that can be called the natural ones.
The deepest, most basic subjective experience is translated into the natural elements: the ample landscape that sustains physical life.
With the natural structures formed and maintained, other secondary physical properties are projected.
Why Isn’t the Nature of All This Clearer?
It is the daily ego’s ignorance and limited focus that makes it view so-called unconscious activity as chaotic. The waking ego (dealing with physical reality) cannot know all the unconscious material directly.
The daily ego is simply not conscious enough to be able to contain the vast knowledge that belongs to the inner conscious self from which it springs. The outer ego is spoon-fed, being given only those feelings and emotions, only that data, that it can handle. This data is presented in a highly specialized manner, usually in terms of information picked up by the physical senses.
The inner self is not only conscious, but conscious of itself, both as an individuality and as an individuality that is a part of all other consciousness. It is continually aware of both this (separation) and unity-with. The outer ego is not continuously aware of this fact. It frequently forgets its “whole” nature. When it becomes swept up in a strong emotion, it seems to lose itself. When it most vigorously maintains its sense of individuality, it is no longer aware of unity-with.
If the ego were aware of the constant barrage of telepathic communications that do impinge upon it, it would have a most difficult time retaining a sense of identity.
Seth’s Concepts in a Nutshell continued….