I will never figure out why so many folks are so taken in by the allegedly channeled words Jane Roberts spoke as the character “Seth.” The basic tenet of Seth’s philosophy is demonstrably untrue. You can hear Jane/Seth speak it on the front page of http://www.sethlearningcenter.org – but I’ll sum it up for you here: your beliefs create reality.
From the aforementioned speech:
“…. [I]f you believe that you are poor, and always will be, then so your experience will so prove to you. Your beliefs meet you in the face when you look in the mirror. They form your image. You cannot escape your beliefs. They are, however, the method by which you create your experience.”
Beliefs and self-image are powerful factors in one’s life to be sure. But the end-all-be-all? Hardly. I have believed my entire adult life that I would likely die broke and alone–and not in the depressing way that that sounds. Well wait, let’s back up… Years ago, I had a “spiritual” unfolding for which I had no belief, not even an image of what that could be like, let alone that it would happen to me. And a lot of what happened was the blossoming of things I did not believe in. Had they not happened to me I would still, to this day, brush them off as silly New Age notions. As a result of these spiritual shenanigans, I became absolutely contented to live alone, die alone, and in poverty. In fact, I’m still contented to do that but as fate would have it, I’ve fallen in love, we’re talking about marriage, and certainly moving in together in our dream home very soon.
I did not believe it. I did not want it. I do not need it in the dysfunctional “you complete me” way. But I gracefully accept my good fortune here and realize that perhaps the greatest illusion we have in life is our sense of control, of mastery over anything, because the one thing that is true that is missing from the Seth material is that life throws ya curve balls whether you believe you’re in the game or not. And sometimes the ball hits you as you stand at home plate. bat in hand, daydreaming about creating a sandwich. Yes, sometimes the pitch hits you and you get a free walk to first sending the player on third home and your team wins.
Sometimes poor people who believe they’ll always be poor win the lottery. Sometimes you don’t know you’re playing the lottery–like when Oprah has a car waiting for you when you thought you were just going to see her interview someone. And sometimes you’re poor, believe you deserve to be rich, and still die broke. Like most poor people.
Sometimes you think you’re on top of the world and you crash. You get sick. You die young. You don’t die young enough. You blah-blah-blah. You get it. Because you live here. Seth doesn’t live here. So Seth doesn’t get it.
That’s the best I can say for “him.”