In light of the Current World events in Politics and the Budget/debt process in the USA, I thought I would offer a view on such happenings as they were covered in a timeless Philosophy. The following in quotes is extracted from the stated sources and is as relevant today as it was nearly 50 years ago.
“It makes little difference whether you watch the news or not – but it makes all the difference in the world what you think of world events.
The perspective from which you watch world events is vital, and it is true that communication now brings to the conscious mind a far greater barrage than ever before. But it is also a barrage that makes man [everyone] see his own activities, and even with the growth of the new nationalism in the Third World, those nations begin from a new perspective, in which the eyes of the world are indeed upon them.
Your country [the USA] faces the results of its own policies – its greed as well as its good intent, but it is out in the open in a new way. The world will be seen as one, but there may be changes in the overall tax assessments along the way, as those who have not paid much, pay more.
The results of fanaticism are also out in the open. Never before, in your terms, has the private person been able to see a picture of the mass world in such a way, or been forced to identify with the policies of his or her government. That in itself is a creative achievement, and means that mankind is not closing their eyes to the inequities of his or her world.”
From Dreams, “Evolution”, and Value Fulfillment Volume One – a Seth book by Jane Roberts.
“You may become outraged, scandalized – or worse, filled with self-righteousness, so that you begin to attack all those with whom you do not agree, because you do not know how else to respond to your own ideals, or to your own good intent.
The job of trying to make the world better seems impossible, for it appears that you have no power, and any small private beneficial actions that you can take seem so puny in contrast to this generalized ideal that you dismiss them sardonically, and so you do not try to use your power constructively. You do not begin with your own life, with your own job, or with your own associates. What difference can it make to the world if you are a better salesperson, or plumber, or office worker, or car salesman, for Christ’s sake? What can one person do?
Yet that is precisely where first of all you must begin to exert yourselves. There on your jobs and in your associations, are the places where you intersect with the world. Your impulses directly affect the world in those relationships.
Many of you are convinced that you are not important – and while you feel that way it will seem that your actions have no effect upon the world. You will purposefully keep your ideals generalized, thus saving yourself from the necessity of acting upon them in the one way open to you: by trusting yourself and your impulses, and impressing those that you meet in daily life with the full validity that is your own.
Those natural impulses, followed, will automatically lead to political and social organizations that become both tools for individual development and implements for the fulfillment of the society.”
From The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events – a Seth book by Jane Roberts.
So again I repeat – “It makes little difference whether you watch the news or not – but it makes all the difference in the world what you think of world events.” - Collectively, we will become what we think about most. We will create our personal and our collective reality from our thoughts, feelings, emotions and BELIEFS. If we believe and act from FEAR, we will create the situation we feared and then wonder why this is happening to us.
So, what does this have to do with dreams? In the tradition of all the shamanistic and native cultures - and following the teachings of the Seth Philosophy published by Jane Roberts (beginning more than 50 years ago), plus the current teachings of Robert Moss, a world renowned author and “Dream Work” researcher and teacher, what we experience and call physical reality, is first rehearsed in the Dream Time. Our Dream Time is the bridge between the Unknown Reality and what we experience as physical reality. The Unknown Reality is the source of the ideas that are communicated through Dreams, the Sub-conscious and Intuitions. If we follow our natural impulses, we can overcome the false beliefs we have accepted that lead to our difficulties.
So pay attention to your dreams as they do reveal your beliefs to you just as your experience in physical reality is a mirror of your beliefs.
Other Seth/Jane Roberts books that deal with these ideas are:
The Nature of Personal Reality
The Unknown Reality Volume One
The Unknown reality Volume Two
Dreams, “Evolution,” and Value Fulfillment Volume Two
Dreams & Projection of Consciousness
Some Robert Moss Books of interest:
The Three Only Things – Tapping the power of Dreams, Coincidence & Imagination
Active Dreaming – Journeying Beyond Self Limitation to a Life of Wild Freedom
Conscious Dreaming – A Spiritual Path For Everyday Life
DREAMGATES – Exploring the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life Beyond Death