Why Seth?

Most of this blog will focus on the Seth books by Jane Roberts for the simple reason that they are making a difference in my life.  I have finally found some answers that work for me, and from a most unexpected source—metaphysics, of all things.  You see, it’s the practical application of information that matters most to me, so it didn’t occur to me that “woo-woo” metaphysics could provide me with effective tools to answer my questions, expand my understanding, and make constructive changes in my life.  Perhaps it was desperation, after decades of searching for satisfactory answers, that caused me to look beyond the conventionally accepted explanations from religion, science, and psychology.

Books by Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, and other authors, as well as the Abraham-Hicks channeled material, encouraged me to continue exploring the field of metaphysics.  But it wasn’t until I read my first Seth book, The Nature of Personal Reality, about 4 years ago, that I knew this was what I had been looking for.  It resonated in a way that nothing else ever had.

What’s funny, and almost contradictory, is that even though I don’t fully understand all of the concepts and there’s certainly no scientific way of “proving” they’re true, my practical side doesn’t seem to care that much.  It’s willing to make changes based on the ideas, as long as they help me resolve old issues and lead to a more fulfilling life.

I also realize that these ideas are not for everyone.  They contradict most of what we have been taught all our lives.  And there are no promises made of some sort of magical transformation.  One’s life does not suddenly become trouble-free and filled only with wonderful things.  There’s not even any clear-cut set of rules to follow.

Instead, it’s a new way of looking at things, a new way of making sense of the world.  This shift in perspective can lead to new solutions and a new way of living.  But it’s left up to each individual to decide what to do with the information presented in the books.

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On Being A Misfit

Misfits sometimes spend a lifetime searching for somewhere to fit in—a group of people, a place, a lifestyle that feels like they finally found their home, the one that welcomes them with open arms. This can be nearly impossible because there are a limited number of ways that we are all the same and an infinite number of ways we are different. There are even differences in our similarities. We may all want to be loved, but by whom and in what way do we want it to be expressed?

To fit in, one has to focus on what one has in common with others. People who have found their niche in this world have found a way to make that connection—in spite of their differences. They focus on an interest, a goal, a belief, a cultural identity that they share with others. This coming together can create a powerful force that is greater than its individual parts. But the danger lies in the tendency to suppress or denounce any and all differences. In extreme forms, differences are demonized.

Misfits are more aware of the differences. They have trouble accepting conventional views and simplified either/or explanations, and instead, see life as filled with paradoxes. Misfits are the trailblazers, the ones who push beyond boundaries in an attempt to find new answers because the old ones are not working for them. But if the feelings of alienation become too strong and painful, if blame is then placed on oneself or others, there can be a destructive lashing out against oneself or others.

The challenge for all of us is to find a way of connecting with others while embracing our differences. But it is well worth the effort. Our strength and our successes are built on a fluctuating blend of cooperation and contrast.