Monday, January 26, 2009

Seth: The Magical Approach - Ch.9

The following comes from the book, The Magical Approach, by Jane Roberts. This is part of the Seth Speaks collection.


Session Nine: The Body's Reasoning as Logic. Belief Systems.

September 8, 1980, 8:43 PM Monday

Now: Good evening.

(“Good evening, Seth.”)

A brief session.

There has been one rather remarkable improvement in Ruburt's performance: getting to his feet. That is the result of the body's magical reasoning – for the body reasons so quickly, so clearly and concisely (pause), that its deductions, its logic, are far too fast for the intellect to follow. The body reasons directly. The body's reasoning transforms itself into action, with nothing to stand between its elegant logic and the (pause) logic's brilliant execution. Ruburt could not possibly follow all of the manipulations necessary so that the recent improvements could take place. Again, bodily efforts are as magical, as creative, certainly, as the writing of a book or a poem (intently) – but Ruburt in the past trusted his creative abilities as if they were something he had to guard from his physical self.

You are both finally making vital strides in understanding as a result of our last sessions in particular, and on Ruburt's part because of the changed attitudes he has allowed, and the changed physical habits: the encouragement of motion, the expanded feeling of identity, which now includes the physical body rather than trying to exclude it.

The body is not a tool, to do your mental bidding. (pause) Your body is a mental expresion physically materialized. More improvements are indeed even now occurring, and as long as Ruburt's attitude continues to improve you can expect such progress – for again, the body is quite capable of healing itself completelyk, and with far greater eas than you give it credit for.

Ruburt did not have to do anything in particular, for example, of a conscious nature, excepte to state his intentions, and the body's healing mechanisms immediately quickened. This is because he began to take the pressure off, so to speak, and really began to understand the abilities and limitations of the rational mind in its relationship to the body.

(8:59) You both believed it was quite possible to have clairvoyant dreams, out-of-body experiences, creative adventures in the arts – but to some extent both of you doubted that the same power or energy could be directed effectively in the physical real, so-called, of bodily health, or situations of the nitty-gritty (with emphatic amusement). Again, the material is indeed dealing with a far more vivid explanation for the working ways of reality than the old official beliefs – and again, we are not just (underlined) dealing with evocative, creative hypotheses.

There is no need, then, to be surprised if some of our ideas frighten Prentice-Hall.

(“I was just going to ask you about that.”)

If our ideas were already accepted in the world, there would be no need for our work. Prentice-Hall is, of course, well-intentioned, and under their belief system it is nearly sacrilegious to be anything more than officially disapproving of medical matters. That is, some disapproval is acceptable. To attack medical corruption, or medical errors, or particular clinics, for example, is within bounds, but to attack the belief system of the entire structure is something else again.

Their objections should simply show you why our work is so important. You must not forget, again, that you both chose these challenges. You wanted ot be involved with the initiation of new thematic material. You wanted the experience of getting it for yourselves, so to speak (intently) – the exhilaration of discovery. (softly amused)

As a matter of fact – in case you may think sometimes that I am not fully aware of you mores – I did indeed temper many of my remarks in Mass Events on several subjects, so that the book would not be found too objectionable in the context of your times. The implications are there, but your belief systems must be allowed to mellow and change in the light of new knowledge, rather than to be booted aside with an angry foot.

End of session, unless you have a question.

- pages 81-84, The Magical Approach, by Jane Roberts

No comments: