Speaks About God
you call God is the sum of all consciousnesses, and yet the whole is more
than the sum of Its parts. God is more than the sum of all personalities
(souls), and yet all personalities are what He is."
~ Jane Roberts
The spirit, Seth, began to
transmit metaphysical information to Jane Roberts and her husband during
the late 1960s. Many
books containing Seth's wisdom have been published and translated into
various foreign languages. Millions of copies have been read worldwide.
original handwritten dictations and supporting documents given by Seth
are permanently archived at Yale University.
1991, I began my inner journey when a copy of Seth Speaks
unexpectedly came into my life. And I learned a great deal from it. But it
was the first Seth book published in 1970,The Seth Material, that
contains Seth's concepts of God, creation, and how we are part of it. Here then are some of those excerpts.
"He is not human in
your terms, though he passed through human stages; and here the Buddhist
myth comes closest to approximating reality. He is not one individual, but
an energy gestalt.*
Gestalt = a pattern of individual parts so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely
as a sum of its parts
absolute, ever-expanding, instantaneous psychic gestalt, which you call
God if you prefer, is so secure in its existence that it can constantly
break itself down and rebuild itself.
energy is so unbelievable, that it does indeed form all universes; and
because its energy is within and behind all universes, systems and fields,
it is indeed aware of each sparrow that falls, for it is each sparrow that
- and this will seem like a contradiction in terms - there is nonbeing.
It is a state of, not of nothingness, but a state in which probabilities
and possibilities are known and anticipated but blocked from expression.
through what you would call history, hardly remembered, there was such a
state. It was a state of agony in which the powers of creativity and
existence were known, but the ways to produce them were not known.
is the lesson that All That Is had to learn, and that could not be
taught. This is the agony from which creativity originally was drawn, and
its reflection is still seen.
of this discussion is bound to be distorted, because I must explain it to
you in terms of time as you understand it. So I will speak for your
benefit, of some indescribably distant past in which these events
That Is retains memory of that state, and it serves as a constant
impetus - in your terms - toward renewed creativity. Each self (you), as a
part of All That Is therefore also retains memory of that state. It
is for this reason that each minute consciousness is endowed with
the impetus toward survival, change, development, and creativity. It is
not enough that All That Is as a primary energy gestalt, desires
further being, but each portion of It (you) also carries this determination.
the agony itself was used as the means, and the agony itself served as the
impetus, strong enough so that All That Is initiated within Itself
the means to be.
- and this is impossible - all portions but the most minute last 'unit' of
All That Is were destroyed, All That Is would continue, for
within the smallest portion is the innate knowledge of the whole. All
That Is protects Itself, therefore, and all that It has and is and
I speak of All That Is, you must understand my position within It. All
That Is knows no other. This does not mean that there may not be more
to know. It does not know whether or not other psychic gestalts like It
exist. It is not aware of them if they do exist. It is constantly
searching. It knows that something else existed before Its own primary dilemma
when it could not express itself.
is conceivable then, that It has evolved, in your terms, so long ago It
has forgotten Its origin, that It has developed from still another Primary
which has - again, in your terms - long since gone Its way. So there are
answers that I cannot give you, for they are not known anywhere in the
system in which we have our existence. We do know that within this
system of our All
That Is, creation continues and developments are never still.
first state of agonized search for existence may have represented the
birth throes of All
That Is as we know it.
other words, All
That Is existed in a state of being, but without the means to find
expression for Its being. This was the state of agony of which I
agony and the desire to create represented Its proof of Its own reality.
The feelings, in other words, were adequate proof to
All That Is that It was.
first, in your terms, all of probable reality existed as nebulous dreams
within the consciousness of All
That Is. Later, the unspecific nature of these 'dreams' grew more
particular and vivid. The dreams became recognizable one from the other
until they drew the conscious notice of All That Is. And with curiosity
and yearning, All That Is paid more attention to Its own dreams.
then purposely gave them more and more detail, and yearned toward this diversity
and grew to love that which was not yet separate from Itself. It gave
consciousness and imagination to personalities (us) while they were still
within Its dreams. They also yearned to be actual.
individuals, in your terms, had consciousness before the beginning or any
beginning as you know it, then. They (you) clamored to be released into
actuality, and All
That Is, in unspeakable sympathy, sought within Itself for the means.
was in your terms a primary cosmic dilemma, and one with which It wrestled
until All That
Is was completely involved and enveloped within that cosmic problem.
It not solved it, All
That Is would have faced insanity, and there would have been,
literally, a reality without reason and a universe run wild.
pressure came from two sources: from the conscious but still probable
individual selves who found themselves alive in God's dream, and from the
God who yearned to release them.
then, is the dilemma of any primary pyramid gestalt: It creates reality.
It also recognized within each consciousness (you) the massive
potential that existed. The means, then, came to It. It must release the
creatures and probabilities from Its dream.
do so would give them actuality. However, it also meant 'losing' a portion
of Its own consciousness, for it was within that portion that they were
held in bondage. All
That Is had to let go.
love and longing It let go that portion of Itself, and they (souls) were
free. The psychic energy exploded in a flash of creation (big bang).
That Is, therefore, 'lost' a portion of Itself in that creative
endeavor. All That Is loves all that is has created down to the
least, for It realizes the dearness and uniqueness of each consciousness
which has been wrest from such a state and at such a price.
of Itself and from this state, has given life to infinities of possibilities.
From Its agony, It found the way to burst forth in freedom, through
expression, and in so doing gave existence to individualized
consciousnesses. Therefore It is rightfully jubilant.
all individuals remember their source, and now dream of All
That Is as All That Is once dreamed of them. And they yearn
toward that immense source... and yearn to set It free and give It
actuality through their own creations.
connections between you and All
That Is can never be severed, and Its awareness is so delicate and
focused that Its attention is indeed directed with a prime creator's love
to each consciousness."
the end of this session with Jane Roberts, Seth said that his words should be read many times, "for there are implications that are not
"Even this overall pyramid gestalt (God) is not
static. Most of your God concepts deal with a static God, and here is one
of your main theological difficulties. The awareness and experience of
this gestalt changes and grows. There is no static God. When you say 'This
is God,' then God is already something else."
portions of All
That Is are constantly changing, enfolding and unfolding. All That
Is, seeking to know Itself, constantly creates new versions of Itself.
For this seeking Itself is a creative activity and is the core of all
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