Seth on The Sacredness of Life

I have told you before, there are NO ACCIDENTS! No man is sent accidentally and innocently off to war. He who kills must learn what killing is by being the victim. You will learn that you cannot buy peace through violence. You will learn it! You will learn not only that human life is sacred, but that the life within each molecule and atom is sacred.

I have told you before, there are NO ACCIDENTS! No man is sent accidentally and innocently off to war. He who kills must learn what killing is by being the victim. You will learn that you cannot buy peace through violence. You will learn it! You will learn not only that human life is sacred, but that the life within each molecule and atom is sacred.

Now, in your terms, this takes centuries. When you have learned the lesson, it seems as if you have always known it. As I have told you again, and time and time again: Basically there is no such thing as murder, for consciousness continues. But, as long as you believe that you kill a man and that you kill him forever, then you must work out that problem. You will learn, you are learning. Some of you will face two generations from now problems that you do not now accept, and you will be the younger generation once more, out with fine, bright and gaudy banners to show your elders and fight for right — and I wish you luck! You will need it.

You will learn that consciousness is sacred. And until you learn that truth, you will not be free. You cannot kill another man; you cannot kill another woman… and be free. You cannot even eat the meat of a cow — not nonchalantly, not without thanking the cow for the food and the nourishment which it has given you, not without realizing that the cow, like yourself, is a part of the chain of life without which physically you would not exist—and be free.

You will learn that you are a part of the webwork of consciousness. You will learn to be conscious co-creators. You will learn or you will destroy the planet which you now inhabit! And if you do, your consciousness will begin in another reality. You will learn to recognize within your-selves the joy and the true reality of being. You will learn to distinguish between the reality of joy and pseudo-realities that you have created….or you will begin again. But you will learn.

You are indeed as blessed as any god and as gifted. When you learn to honor ourselves, you will be free. And you will create with joy and spontaneity when you recognize within the leaf of a flower the consciousness that is within it — and relate it to yourself and honor it and treat it as a little brother. Then you will be free.

You must learn what it is like to be male and female, to be parent and child. And you will go through the cycles until you can relate with others. And if you cannot understand them from your own viewpoint, then you will become them. And from their viewpoint you will see yourselves. This is the meaning of learning. You will extend your consciousness, as you know it, from the self that you know outward(ly) — and relate to others and understand them. Or you will take their positions and from their consciousness observe the selves that no longer exist in your time. But you will learn.

You have been what would now seem to you to be chaotic energy forming universes. You have drifted through interstellar space, not knowing yourself. You have traveled for eons without attaining the knowledge of your identity. You have traveled without knowing who or what you were as elemental particles of consciousness. You have gathered your strength and individuality. You have learned to handle energy. You have added to your consciousness. You have become more aware.

You have learned to some extent — some small extent up to this time — the responsibility of creativity. You are evolving. Each of you is evolving the forms by which you will manifest yourself. You have come a long way from undifferentiated chaos (in your present terms) to what you are. Notice, I did not say you came from undifferentiated chaos, but what you would now regard as that.

Within you is the elemental and vital consciousness that gives birth to all realities. You can feel this within you when you turn your backs upon the roles that you presently play. Then you can learn the meaning of those roles, for there is meaning in them. And there is no reason why it must escape you.

There are always new creations. And the entity and even God himself — pyramid gestalts — must be involved in surprise and new creations. There is no ending in those terms. Even the gods surprise themselves….

Now I will use the term ‘god’ because it has meaning to you. ‘God,’ in your terms, is not a static entity. He is not something completed and done with. Nor is the entity something completed and done with.

Reality and consciousness are in the state, always, of becoming. God himself, in your terms, is in a state of becoming. A state of completion would be an end — and the end of all realities. Therefore, at no particular point is your entity – your inner self – done and completed. It is always in a state of becoming. There are always surprises that come out of itself. Therefore, when it began its journey, in your terms, it did not know the ending, and the cloud particles did not know that they would become a man or a woman. Yet consciousness – and your individual consciousness – always was and always will be, in your terms. But you must cease thinking in terms of completion. For in your terms, God himself is not completed. And if he were, that would be the end of creativity and the end of any kind of existence or consciousness.

Creativity is always discontent — and always about new surprises. Therefore the entity itself is never completed. You are learning to be conscious co-creators. But you do not always know what the creation, in your terms, will be. The gods not only have surprises for you, but you have surprises for the gods, and it can be no other way.

You are already a part of All That Is, and you cannot disentangle yourself from that reality. There is no ‘nirvana’ if you mean by nirvana a state in which your individuality is lost and gobbled in a great fish of a god that consumes you as the whale consumed Jonah.

Instead, you see, your individuality is used and developed. For your individuality means that there is one more highly unique, original way by which consciousness can express itself. And to lose that individuality would mean that God had lost one of his voices, and that God had become deaf in one way and that one tone was forever lost.

You carry the burden and the responsibility of that individuality — the burden and the responsibility. And within you, you see, is a part of All That Is that can ex-press itself uniquely only through those capabilities and potentialities that are yours. And, if you deny them, then you deny God his voice to that degree. You deny a potentiality that you and no one else can fulfill. And this does not only apply to the individuality as you know it in this life, but to the energy that is yours that can never be withdrawn in whatever form you find yourself. The memories that are yours now are electromagnetically a part of you. When your physical form is gone, this remains and you build upon it.

Do not cower and do not cry, but sing in pure joy that your consciousness knows itself and that, even in your ignorance, you create and give joy to others. And know that there is no end to your consciousness or to the (larger) reality of which you are a part.

The above passage consists of excerpts from a transcript of the ESP Class session held by Jane Roberts on March 17, 1970. Copyright 1991 by Robert F. Butts. All rights reserved. The drawing of Seth is by Irene O’Garden

From the editor of the discontinued magazine, Reality Change, Vol. 9, No. 2-2: “In response to Jane and Rob Butts’ similar concern about the apparent “evil” in the world, Seth Two gave the following explanation:”

Before you can be allowed into systems of reality that are more extensive and open, you must first learn to handle energy and see, through physical materialization, the concrete result of thought and emotion. As a child forms mud pies from dirt, so you form your civilizations out of thoughts and emotions, and then see what you have created.

In more advanced systems, thoughts and emotions are automatically and immediately translated into action, into whatever approximation of matter there exists. Therefore, the lessons must be taught and learned well.

To some extent, you are in a soundproof and isolated room. Hate creates destruction in that ‘room,’ and until the lessons are learned, destruction follows destruction.

In the terms of other systems, that kind of destruction does not exist — but you believe that it does, and the agonies of the dying are sorely felt. A vivid nightmare is also sorely felt, but quickly over. It is not that you must be taught not to destroy, for destruction does not actually exist. It is that you must be taught and trained to create responsibly. Yours is a training system for emerging consciousness.” (Seth Material, Chap. 20, Session 446)

“So how do we create a “good” universe? By believing that this good universe exists! Seth acknowledges that such a belief is hard for us to hold.”

A belief in the good without a belief in the evil may outrage your intellect, and the evidence of your physical senses may shout that it is untrue, yet a belief in good without a belief in evil is actually highly realistic, since in physical life it will keep your body healthier, keep you psychologically free of many fears and mental difficulties, and bring you a feeling of ease and spontaneity in which the development of your abilities can be better fulfilled. After death it will release you from the belief in demons and hell, and enforced punishment. You will be better prepared to understand the nature of reality as it is.” (Seth Speaks, Chap. 11, Session 546)

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