Seth's Teaching on Changing Another's Perspective and Looking
at Belief Structures, August 2, 2002
(Karen's note: Seth spoke at our prayer circle, and his
discussion involved how to change the perspective of another person if the other
person makes a statement that you do not agree with. The objective is to
widen the perspective so the end result is agreement. When people are
in agreement, then you can create what you wish to create.
This discussion was
taken from notes, not taken verbatim from a tape, so fill-in comments are
added. He asked us to include this on the web page.)
Create change and harmony. Look at who
you are and keep letting go of aspects that no longer suit you.
These lecture notes are also for the world's leaders.
When you are working in a group discussion or in talking with
others, clarify your position and other points so that the discussion can reach
an entirely new perspective."
(Karen's note: Seth commented about an exercise he had us
do when we were discussing how to create a consensus in a group while creating
and manifesting one of our projects--a healing arts center that Vera is working
to create. During the exercise Seth asked us to each comment about what we
would think would be a good idea about the various parts of it--the shape of the
building, the decor, etc, and each of us built on what the previous speaker
"created". Basically it was a way to build a consensus in the
"Each of you discussed possible plans for Vera's healing arts
center bringing all in agreement. If each person is looking at a
perspective, and shares in the discussion, then the consensus comes quickly.
I am going to express something. Look at this and discuss
and see where you can take it. Each one should look and clarify and bring
it to a level of (common) perspective. When two people are in a room in a
discussion but never understand there are techniques they can use to bring about
an understanding. The following exercise (with results) can be printed out
and put on the Internet, on the web page."
(It entails looking at something about the highest good for all
"Look at the kind of weather patterns that are causing fears:
First--look at the commonly accepted ideas of the causes of
fearful weather patterns and the emotional traumas related to the patterns.
Barbara: "The Fire Spirit is here to help this
understanding of the weather connections by showing how people react emotionally
to the fires."
(Oregon, at the time of this writing, has had several forest fires
burning out of control, and a nearby fire is 30 miles long and the town is
covered by the smoke.)
"Fires are set by lightning. Fires are caused by
carelessness with burning matches and campfires. Fires are started by arsonists."
(Now we come to the point in the discussion where we can help
people form a change in their viewpoint, in their belief structures.)
Common idea: "Bad weather is God's punishment for people
Answer: God is all loving and compassionate so God does
not bring harm to people.
Question: Then what does bring harm to people? When
are the weather patterns unstable?
"Someone like Evelyn, who is kind and considerate to all, doesn't
have unstable weather patterns following her around. She sees all people
as equal and is accepting of them no matter what they are feeling at the
moment. She is emotionally stable during the holidays and tragic events as
the bombings of the World Trade Center.
Others show emotional instability in planning for and attending
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years celebrations when the weather patterns are
more unstable. Also frustration accompanies weather closures of airports.
There is much turmoil related to March, the beginning of tornado
season. Common everyday concerns are about warmer weather and losing
weight so one can fit into their swim suits, or the grass is growing but its
raining so you can't mow it. (This creates a pattern of circular thinking
as people think of the problem but seem to have no solution and then think of
the problem but there is no solution. Seth has told us circular thought
patterns are what cause tornadoes.)
With the Fourth of July (Independence Day) what kind of emotions
are felt with shooting of fire crackers and the dog days of summer, or preparing
wardrobes for going back to school, and facing shorter days and fall winds and
So, we will look at belief structures and help ourselves and
others to realize if God doesn't cause weather problems, people with unbalanced
emotions do. As we create balance in our thoughts and feelings, observe
the weather is more mild and sunny and calm.
Look at belief structures and how they affect life. They
are like building blocks and the ones that don't fit into our created ideas have
For the coming week, make a list of 100 belief structures that
prevent you from creating what you want for this earth. Observe how what
you see in others reflects back what is in you. Also, notice how people
around you are seeing parts of you reflecting back to themselves.