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- Facilitate an understanding of Dreams & how they can provide practical information and guidance in life.
- Explore the attributes of the Psyche & Consciousness and how our Beliefs impact the reality we experience and the events we mutually create.
- Help others understand their own World View and how it came to be.
- To help others discover and realize their Physical Life Dreams, Purpose and Value Fulfillment.
- To help spread the wisdom and teachings of Jane Roberts and the Seth material. The Seth material was communicated through Jane Roberts (Robert Butts assisting) over a 20 year period beginning in 1964. Jane Roberts published over 25 volumes before her death (transition) in 1984. Her husband, Robert Butts in conjunction with New Awareness Network published another 15 volumes of the previously unpublished material after her transition. The material is still being studied, shared, and interpreted to this day. The audience continues to expand.
- To introduce others to the work and wisdom of Meta-physical, Spiritual, and Dreamwork teachers that I have found extremely helpful in my understanding and application of the Dream Universe. Among these are Robert Moss, Robert Waggoner, Stephen LaBerge, Gayle Delaney, Patricia Garfield, Jeremy Taylor, Carl Jung, Henry Reed, Tony Crisp, Edgar Cayce, Stanley Krippner, Montague Ullman, J. B. & Louisa Rhine, and others.
The latest blog addition: - Dec. 19, 2015
Is There a Place in
Politics for Divine Grace?
Before you read this post, if you are even interested in
doing so, I will help you to understand my perspective of this topic. First, I am
not referring to anyone’s specific religion when I use the word divine. Although some
attributes of one’s religion may contain elements of the divine, claiming to be
religious does not mean you are aligned with the divine in a much more
universal sense as described here. It has nothing to do with morality or judgment. And grace is
not something dished out to deserving people by some capricious God.
What is Divine Grace then, and can it play a part in politics?
In the book “What Ever Happened To Divine Grace”, by Ramon Stevens,
Divine Grace is the creative, motivating power or energy of your life and the entire
universe. Divine means the source of this creative, motivating energy is beyond
your normal ideas regarding the physical universe. It is therefore
Meta in English is from
the Greek preposition and prefix meta (μετά-)
meaning “after” or “beyond”. In this
sense, metaphysical means a divine concept beyond the normal interpretation of
physical reality as perceived by the 5 physical senses.
When I first started studying
Physics, the subject as a scientific body of knowledge was defined in my
first text as “the fundamental science of that natural world.” Physics was
understood by studying the proofs of certain theorems that then became laws
using the language of mathematics and experimental observations.
Of course, the natural world was meant to
include only what could be sensed by the 5 physical senses that humans use to
perceive the world. Any phenomenon that was “beyond” that definition; i.e., the
metaphysical, simply was not true, not natural, and did not exist. End of
discussion. This was classical physics. The phenomenal world of factual
direct experience, no matter how revealing or how powerful, just simply was not
a valid scientific experience.
that worldview with the 21 century quantum physicists, theoretical
physicists, and astrophysicists who are grappling with using mathematics to
maybe prove the existence of parallel universes, multidimensional existences,
that time really does not exist, that space is really curved, that we may live
in a virtual reality of another beings “video game”; or even that we may have
counterpart personalities living parallel lives in some other dimension.
Out–of-the-box thinking that came about through quantum physics
changed everything in the scientific worldview and is still changing it. Topics
that were ignored once because science had no explanation for them are now
being discussed in metaphysical terminology and trying to be proven mathematically.
There are more mind boggling
concepts than those I have listed below. I am not making this up. If you want to be up
to date on modern thought in the world of Physics, just sit down in front of
the marvelous technological inventions of flat screen TV or your computer
screen and watch the latest full season of the Discovery Science Channel series
Through The Worm Hole
narrated by that great actor who has played god in the cinema, Morgan Freeman.
You will see that the definition of Physics is clearly being redefined from
what it was in that first text I studied in 1961. It is certainly a revolution
in thinking that will lead to a completely revised worldview. My opinion is
summed up in a quote from the book The
Evolution of Physics, authored by Albert
Einstein and Leopold Infield:
“Science is not, and will never
be a closed book. Every important advance brings new questions. Every
development reveals, in the long run, new and deeper difficulties”.
I will add, that the “difficulty” arises because of the reluctance of those trying to hold on to their
old outmoded worldviews, not wanting to change beliefs, that would upset their
“apple cart” of understanding. A similar
scenario of changes as described above for science, hold true for religious
beliefs and worldviews as well.
The great divide and the enormous wedge driven
between the two big political parties, by the right leaning religious
conservatives, by intent, has created a situation that will not be as easily
reconciled as the dilemma described above regarding scientific beliefs and how
they change .
What both the old ideas of thinking, regarding religion and
science have done, working jointly, is to deny any existence of divine
grace without judgment, is to proliferate fear, war, destruction of Nature, and
a feeling by a majority, that they may be living a life without valid meaning
or purpose, based on what has been experienced in the past.
So, as a field
of applied physics, Meta Physics could be described as the study of the laws of
the universe that describe the creative and motivating power, or energy,
of all life, ALL That Is, anywhere in the entire universe or universes
including, but not limited to, our incomplete understanding of what we call
There just may be a Physics that applies to the Unknown
reality, just as there is a Physics that applies to physical reality; a reality
that some physicist says is an illusion anyway.
One of the most
profound laws of physics, e=mc², formulated by Albert Einstein, says that there
is an equivalency existing between matter and energy. The magnitude of this equivalency is factored
by the speed of light, c, squared. This
light speed factor is an enormous number using conventional thinking. The speed
of light is approximately 186,000 miles per second of clock time. That speed
squared is 34,596,000,000.
Therefore the factor in the equivalency is 34
billion 596 million. To be more precise, the speed is if the “particle” of light
was traveling in a vacuum. This is no
small potatoes. You may feel I have gotten off track a little. In reality I
just want you to try to get a perspective of the unthinkable amount of energy contained in the matter in our visible universe only.
How this energy
was originally created, no one knows and I suspect, probably never will. What is or was the source of this
energy? Science only explains the source
as a miracle (of course they don’t use that word) they call the Big Bang.
instant there was no matter at all, and the next instant, all the matter of the
universe came into existence and started expanding very rapidly and then coalescing. Since the
originating source of all this enormous amount of energy is beyond any physical
explanation science can offer, it must truly be metaphysical, or beyond the
physical, this puts it in the realm of the Divine.
Again, according to the full definition
of Divine Grace in Ramon Stevens’ book:
Grace is the motivating power of your life and universe. Divine means the
source is beyond your physical universe; grace means that the divinity rides on
a loving, buoyant intent which seeks always to carry you to your own greatest
fulfillment.”…There is a greater level of wisdom at work in our lives that is a
claiming voice. It is the voice of Divine Grace.”
No one can deny
that energy is real and exists. Everyone does experience energy in many forms.
The law of physics in the physical world known as the law of the conservation
of energy tell us that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but
that it only can be transformed from
form to another, or transferred from one object to another; meaning that the expression or manifestation
of it can be altered.
One of the
greatest unknowns in astronomy today is an understanding of the process of how
galaxies form. There are theories, but no certainties. The galaxy-formation
process has not stopped. Our universe continues to evolve. Where does all the
energy that condenses into matter come from, if energy can be neither created
Just what was
the source of all this energy that scientist say produced a “big bang” with its
resulting clouds of matter in the form of cosmic dust? Science comes up with
theories about what took place after the theoretical big bang, but leave the
discussion about what caused the big bang up to the philosophers and
above definition of Divine; Divine means the source of this
creative, motivating energy is beyond our normal ideas regarding the physical
universe. It is therefore meta-physical. The idea of Grace implies that there is intention associated with this
explosion of creative energy. So, creation happens byintention, whether it is
the creation of a universe, a mass event, or the creation of an individual’s
At our level of understanding in the
beginning of the 21 century, we can only theorize about who or
what is at the source of creating that energy. Since there is a “something”
acting as the source, we can’t really be so sure that energy is being
conserved unless the source is a part of the system.
If we only consider what we see and understand as the physical
universe, we cannot say for sure that the source of this physical universe
supplies a limited amount of energy or not. We would have to consider the whole
system including the source as a part of the system, and on and on. Maybe, the
so called Law of Conservation of Energy is really just a working theory about
energy in the physical world, but does not apply to the metaphysical universe,
the unknown reality.
As sure as the scientist are about so many things, they still
tell us now at the beginning of the 21 century that the apparent measurable amount of matter and energy in the universe does not make sense;
does not add up, according to previous and current accepted theory. They
theorize that in order for the universe to remain being held together,
approximately 70- 95% of all matter and energy is “unknown”. It’s somewhere
“out there”, they say; even all around us. If it’s out there,
where does, or did, it come from? I
think you begin to understand the quote above from the book by Einstein:
not, and will never be a closed
book. Every important advance brings new questions. Every development reveals,
in the long run, new and deeper difficulties”.
Since science has never been able
to explain the source of this creative energy or the matter that coalesced,
they have held to the idea and theory of a Big Bang. Maybe it is time that they
explore what meta physical philosophy has been saying with vigor for the past
60 years or so, and before in some ancient writings; that energy in the form of
consciousness gives rise to matter by intention, in its many and varied forms;
from the atom and molecule to a biological structure as complicated as humans
and the human brain.
If so, Consciousness then, may not be an accidental random happening that
arises from non conscious matter by accident, but that matter is actually formed by intentional consciousness
manipulating energy and slowing it’s frequency to the point that it appears
This discussion cannot begin to
explain - who, what, where, when, and why of consciousness. For some insight, I can direct you to that
great resource of knowledge and wisdom know as the Seth material. The Seth material is a collection of books
authored by Jane Roberts and they can be discovered by a few moments of Google
So, how is this
“greater level of wisdom at work in our lives
that is a calming voice - the voice of Divine Grace,” Showing up in the 21
It is showing up in the
emerging revolution in ideas, thoughts and actions in our politics, our religions,
our economies, our beliefs about war as a means of solving problems between
nations, and our very ideas about what is reality according to science.
voice is in the form of impulses of awareness that some change is needed and
that real and lasting change begins from within – A belief that the outer
reality is just a reflection of what is collectively within each
individual. The real change starts
To the person
grounded in institutionally taught, conservative, fundamental, “right-leaning”
religious ideas, the concept of divine grace means a belief in an objective creator
“God” outside and above them somewhere in some place they call heaven. This
father figure as projected by them is a judgmental character willing to condemn
them to eternal misery, or slaughter them in vicious ways, for not living
according to certain rules which have been projected onto “him” throughout
They attribute to “him”, this
God, the human qualities of jealousy,
revenge, both hate and love, disdain for the physical body, disdain for
impulsive thought, submission to male authority, and blind conformity to other
than self. This “God” even has children that he likes better than other
children, and doesn’t mind killing the opponents of those chosen as favorites. I am not referring to any one religion here, but to all fundamentalist
conservative religious sects that hold that belief.
extreme conservative ideas about reality manifest in a constant struggle
between the powers of good and the powers of evil. Not only is there grace and
destruction from above, there is divine destruction allowed from below in some
where called Hell, under control of a power objectified as Satan, where one may suffer an eternity for not
pleasing their objectified “God”. All
good comes from God and all not good
comes from the Devil/Satan, an all powerful force of evil.
They cannot understand these ideas in terms of
metaphor. In this worldview, one must
love God and at the same time fear God. And their greatest fear is that God
will snuff them out for not living according to the rules some other humans
have set for them. They fear they could
be snuffed out or killed and be faced with an eternal punishment in Hell for
their mistakes, or failure to “miss the mark” (the original meaning of the
origin of the word sin).
So, the two
main western worldviews that have dominated our past culture are the religious
one described above, or the scientific one
described above that says life came about through random accidental happenings, without real purpose or design and
the meaning of existence is just to propagate more random beings devoid of
meaning and purpose. Only the strongest
and fittest survive in a process of evolution as progressing in a linear
fashion. It is in the scientific group
that most people who label themselves atheist fall.
survey of the world events and the continued destruction of the earth, might
lead you to think neither worldview is working all that well in allowing the
greatest fulfillment of every person, with the same degree of fair and just
consideration. The impact and consequences of these worldviews can be seen in
our politics, economies, environment and our culture. For the next year, and beyond if changes don’t
take place, these worldviews will be driving the political narrative.
science thinks they have “closed the book” on a subject based on how definitely
the theories are presented, Einstein’s quote reference above proves right.
Accepted theories portrayed as facts in education are still just theories.
Recent news about the Rosetta space craft discoveries is evidence, that the
book will never be closed. See the referenced link below.
being studied by Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft contains molecular oxygen, a
surprising discovery that will force scientists to rethink details of how the
solar system formed.”
But still, scientists
insist that consciousness was a random, illogical, mutational arising that
occurred out of matter in a biological form. Most scientists cannot even look
at the possibility that consciousness came first and gave rise to matter. They
are so sure of their theory that they accept it as fact.
ideas below from the Seth material as contained in another blog on this site. First, I have
a couple of suggestions that may help in understanding this material.
The first is to let your mind be “open” for new possibilities and to “suspend
disbelief”, in the impossibility of what is being shared, if only for a while.
for the possibility of these ideas to be valid, even as the other “officially”
accepted religious and scientifically based views about reality, which many
people have held on to, were assumed valid and not questioned by most people
for so long.Indeed, some
beliefs currently held may have to be changed or eliminated in order for the
deeper implications of this material to sink in.
Allow for the importance of
not only our intellect, but also the importance of our dreams, impulses and
intuitions that speak to us of a greater inner reality that we can indeed
experience and practically use in our lives to guide us and to help us solve
So, let us
begin with an alternate view of reality as explained in much detail in the
collected volumes of the Seth material published by Jane Roberts (and her
spouse Robert Butts) and New Awareness Networks Inc. that took up the continued
publication of previously unpublished material upon Jane’s death in 1984.
original manuscripts of Jane’s are kept available today through Amber-Allen
Publishing Inc. They are also available at Yale University. Yale University has in its archives, copies of all of the
volumes of material that was produced over a 20 year period by Jane Roberts.
Jane has been referred to as one of the 20th century’s greatest mystics and
psychics, who lived at a time when the material was shunned by most religious,
scientific and educational institutions. With my paraphrasing added in many
places for clarity, let us contemplate on what Seth shared with the world
through Jane and Rob; and Jane’s ESP classes that she taught for about 11 years
in Elmira New York.
“Consciousness Is the
Vitalizing Force behind the Physical Universe”
“There is a
basic unit of consciousness, that expressed, will not be broken down, as once
it was thought that an atom was the smallest unit and could not be broken down.
The basic unit
of consciousness obviously is not physical. It contains within itself
innately infinite prospects
of expansion, development and organization; yet within its self always
maintains the kernel of its own individuality. Despite whatever organizations
it becomes a part of, or how it mixes with other such basic units, its own
identity is not annihilated.
The basic unit
of consciousness (CU for consciousness unit) is the source of all other kinds
of consciousnesses, and the varieties of its activities are infinite. It is
aware energy, identified within its self as it’s self, not “personified”, but
The basic unit of consciousness (CU) combines with others of its
kind, forming then units of consciousness – as atoms and molecules combined to
form various structures. This CU is endowed with unpredictability, which allows
for infinite patterns and fulfillment.
The organizations of consciousness
“grow” even as cells grow into organs of the body and delivery systems within
“particle” of consciousness is dependent on every other. The strength of one
adds to the strength of all. The weakness of one weakens the whole. The energy
of one recreates the whole. The striving
of one increases the potentially of ALL
THAT IS, and this places great responsibility upon every other
As used in the
Seth material, All That Is, is the GOD concept, but described in an entirely
different way than conventional thinking.
forms its own organizations and psychic interactions, such as precognition,
clairvoyance and telepathy at all levels.
Any consciousness automatically tries
to express itself in all probable directions, and does so. In so doing
it will experience ALL THAT IS through
its own being, though interpreted, of course, through that familiar reality of
its own. The structure of probabilities deals with parallel experience
on all levels.
picks and chooses to accept as real, the results of, and ramifications of, only
certain overall purposes, desires, or intents. You follow these through a time
structure. Your focus allows other just-as-legitimate experience to become
invisible or not felt.
Consciousness is able to hold its own sense of identity by
accepting one probability, one physical life, for example, and maintaining its
identity through a lifetime.
seemingly “chaotic” bed of your dreams, springs your ordered daily organized
action. In your reality, the behavior of your consciousness and of your
molecules is highly connected. Your type of consciousness presupposes a
molecular consciousness, and your kind of consciousness is inherent in
molecular consciousness – inherent within your system, but not basically
Now, a quick
review of the CU’s, or basic units of consciousness according to the Seth
- The CU’s are endowed with unpredictability.
- The very unpredictability of the CU’s allows for
infinite patterns and fulfillment's.
- The very nature of these CU’s is the vitalizing
force behind everything in our physical universe, and all other universes as
- CU’s attempt to expresses themselves in all
additional advanced attributes of the CU’s are:
- CU’s can indeed appear in several places at
once, and without going through space, in your terms.
- Literally, these CU’s can be in all places at
once - They are in all places at once.
- The CU’s will not be recognized because they
will always appear as something else.
- CU’s move faster than the speed of light!
- There are many millions of CU’s in just one
- Each CU is aware of the reality of all others;
and influences all others.
- In our terms, these CU’s can move forward or
backward in time!
It seems to
me, that these CU’s postulated by Seth In the 1960’s, may be the “God particle”
that physicists have been searching for, and theorize they may have
discovered through high energy collisions in the CERN particle accelerator,
near Geneva, Switzerland, used to do research into the basic structure of
matter. It is irony that the new ideas from quantum physics seem very similar to theses ideas from the Seth material.
To grasp hold
of the above ideas is to allow an entirely new worldview into your belief
system. A worldview that supersedes the traditional religious and scientific
world views described above. It is not a world view based on revenge and
punishment or accidental random happenings, but one based on loving intention
for the value fulfillment of all creation with equal opportunity as it is
discovered individually and collectively, that through the power of your own beliefs,
thoughts, intentions, and expectations, you create the reality and the events
This is true in physical reality as it is in the unknown reality, the
current world of global politics is the one that has been collectively created
by all on earth as the UN-manifested probabilities are manifested and played
out by the actors. Real change starts
from within with new beliefs about a famous statement by a great
neighbor as you love yourself”, and according to Seth, “Your neighbor is any
other person on the face of the planet”, given inalienable rights for their own
value fulfillment, by their very birth.
writing has left you with more questions than answers, it is because the
answers are within. And it is within that you must look. Not to another
You, and all others are a part of All That Is, and All That
Is, is a gestalt that is a part of you, while being far greater and must more.
- If your desire
is a more loving world, become more loving.
- If you desire is not to be judged by
others, do not judge others.
- If you desire is not to experience the feeling of condemnation,
do not condemn others.
- If your desire is to not experience terrorism, do not rain
terror onto others.
- If you wish others to be compassionate toward you, be compassionate
- If you feel you have to separate yourself from all others different
from you, it is because you have separated yourself from the source of all being,
which is love; you have separated yourself from Divine Grace.
- Outward change always
starts with a change within.
- The problems inherent in conventional politics will
begin to be taken care of, when the problems with officially accepted world views
- It all starts within. Divine Grace is for all people on earth.
© Dec. 19, 2015
by John W. Robinson, Dream Awareness Network
Some Favorite quotes:
"It's not that my mind knows less than it did before, but that its reason finally deduced the magic of its source, and sensed beneath the logic of its ways, the deeper spontaneous order that powers its own thought."
From the poem Reasons Source by Jane Roberts.
"Wise people seek solutions: The ignorant only cast blame." - TAO 79
“If, you haven’t the strength to
impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers
you. (the terms of others)” -
T.S. Eliot. - (with parentheses added).
"Once we have cast another group in the role of the enemy,we know that they are to be distrusted -- that they are evil incarnate. WE then twist all their communications to fit our beliefs." - Jerome D. Frank
"From a modern psycho-spiritual perspective, it seems that dreaming allows us to step into a world of cosmic consciousness that is outside linear time and space - where everything is happening now" - Robert Moss
"The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. What ever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. What ever he does to the web, he does to himself." - Chief Seattle.
"Many intuitions appear when the personality is dissociated or in the dream state.... The effect of any thought is quite precise and definite and set into motion because of its own electromagnetic identity - and because of the laws of attraction, habitual patterns will operate. A destructive thought, then, is dangerous not only to the present state of the organism but is also dangerous in terms of the future." - Seth,
(Excerpt from session 164, June 23, 1965) from the book Seth, Dreams and Projections of Consciousness, by Jane Roberts, Chapter 14, Dreams and Health.
"In normal living and in day-by-day experience all the knowledge you need is available. You must however, believe that it is, put your self in a position to receive it by looking inward and remaining open to your intuitions, and most important, by desiring to receive it."
Seth - From Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts, Session 596.
"But supposing that after this experiment we could attain all the psychic powers promised in Yoga, does this mean that we have advanced a single step on the spiritual path? Of course not. We have learned something of amazing psychological interest; but we have not advanced on the path of love. We may even have gone backwards if the slightest pride or self-satisfaction has infected our mind."
From the Introduction by Juan Mascaro, to the book THE UPANISHADS, translated from the Sanskrit, published by Penguin Books in 1965.
"When you know Nature as part of yourself, You will act in harmony. When you feel yourself part of Nature, You will live in harmony" - TAO 13
"You make your own reality. What exists physically exists first in thought and feeling. There is no other rule. Knowing this is the secret to creativity."-
“If we have limited information, we have limiting beliefs about reality.” – From Parable of the Cave by Plato
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed."
Albert Einstein - From an essay The World As I See It.
" Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers."
From the Messiah's Handbook, Reminders for the Advanced Soul. - In the book Illusions by Richard Bach
We are all connected through our Hearts & Minds to "All That Is"