Just came across this little segment from Seth's "Unknown Reality." In a way it reminded me a lot of Will (as in: Will1987) and just his ideas in general, as well as my own thoughts on this topic. Some here will consider this poetry, and others will hopefully see it as I do. It's okay to see it as poetry, because in a very real sense- even MBT is poetry... (Of course, when I say MBT is "poetry" I don't mean that in a strictly "logical" kind of way either. In other words- I'm not being totally serious- but in a way, anything that is expressed with words is poetry from another perspective, especially when we're dealing with a reality such as ours, where we are referred to as basically, "The Consciousness Kindergartners." For example: think back on or go and take a look at- the books that are written for little kids (Dr. Seuss comes to mind). These books usually send a fairly "advanced" message (sharing, caring, tolerance, whatever) in very simple terms that make sense to the little kids. It would be easy to call these books vague and childish or say that they are mere
poetry- but that wouldn't change the fact the messages contained within the stories are "true" and "timeless".)
So, sorry for the ramble- but here's the quote from Seth regarding "value climate" which I think basically refers to the "ocean of being" as seen from a certain perspective within consciousness. Enjoy :) -
The value climate of psychological reality can be likened to an ocean in which all consciousness has its being. There are multitudinous levels that can be plunged into, with various life forms, diverse and alien, but nevertheless interconnected and dependent one upon the other. I like the ocean analogy because you get the idea of continuous flow and motion without apparent division.
As temperatures in various depths of ocean change, and as even the color of the water and of the flora and fauna change, so too in our value climate there are quality [hmm, remind anyone of "quality of consciousness" and entropy?] changes, and senses equipped to project and perceive the changes. There are distortions because of the limitations of the outer senses, but the inner senses' do not distort. The inner senses inhabit directly the atmosphere of our value climate; they see through the evervarying camouflage (physical) patterns, and the flux and flow of apparent change. To some small degree in our sessions you plunge into this ocean of value climate, and to the extent that you are able to divest yourselves of the clothes of camouflage, you can be truly aware of this climate.
What is required is more than a shedding of clothes, however. To plunge into this ocean you also leave the physical body at the shore. It will be there when you get back. Your camouflage patterns can be likened to those cast by sun and shadow upon the the ever-moving waves. As long as you keep the pattern in mind, you create it, and it is there. If you turn your head away for a moment and then look quickly back you can see only the wave. Your camouflage and your world are created by conscious focusing and unconscious concentration. Only by turning your head aside momentarily can you see what is beneath the seemingly solid pattern. By plunging into our ocean of value climate you can dive beneath your camouflage system and look up to see it, relatively foundationless, floating above you, moved, formed, and directed by the shifting illusions caused by the wind of will, and the force of subconscious concentration and demand. Yet even these camouflage patterns must follo~v the
basic rules of the inner universe, and reflect them, even if in a distortive manner. So does value expansion become reincarnation and evolution and growth. So are all the other basic laws of the inner universe followed on every plane, and reflected from the most minute to the most gigantic spectrum.
Concentrating upon your own camouflage universe, you are able to distinguish only the distortive pattern, and from this pattern you deduce your ideas of cause and effect, past, present and future, and ideas of an expanding universe that bloats...
Something about this passage just strikes me...
Thanks for reading guys- take it easy,