Quote:Free Will and Blueprints
(After the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the students in Jane Roberts' class were quite upset, and like many people throughout the country and probably the world, they began to discuss the meaning of violence. In the middle of their conversation, Seth came through)
"You have been given free will. Within you there are blueprints; you know what you are to achieve as individuals and as a people, as a race, as a species. You can choose to ignore the blueprints. Now: Using your free will, you have a made physical reality something quite different than what was intended. You have allowed the ego to become overly developed and overly specialized. In many respects, you are in a dream. It is you who have made the dream too vivid. You were to work out problems and challenges, but you always to be aware of your own inner reality, and of your nonphysical existence. To a large extent have lost contact with this. You focused so strongly upon physical reality that becomes the only reality that you know.
When you kill a man, you believe that you kill him forever. Murder is, therefore, a crime and must be dealt with - because you have created it. Death does not exist in those terms.
In the dawn of physical existence, and the dawn before history began, men knew that death was merely a change of form. No God created the crime of murder, and no God created sorrow or pain....again, because you believe that you can murder a man and end his consciousness forever, then murder exists within your reality and must be dealt with....the assassin of Dr. King believes that he has blotted out a living consciousness for all eternity....but your errors and mistakes, luckily enough, are not real and do not affect reality, for Dr. King still lives.
There is never any justification for violence. There is no justification for hatred. There is no justification for murder. Those who indulge in violence for whatever reason are themselves changed and the purity of their purpose of adulterated.
I've told you that if you do not like the state of your world, it is yourselves that you must change, individually and in masse. This is the only way that change will be affected. If your generation or any generation affects a change, this is the only way it will be done. When I'm telling you has been said before through the centuries. It is up to you as to whether or not you listen.
It is wrong to curse a flower and wrong to curse a man. It is wrong not to hold any man in honor, and it is wrong to ridicule any man. You must honor yourselves and see within yourselves the spirit of eternal validity. If you do not do this, then you destroy what you touch. And you must honor each other individual also, because in him is the spark of eternal validity.
When you curse another, you curse yourselves, and the curse returns to you. When you are violent, the violence returns...I speak to you because yours is the opportunity [to better world conditions] and yours is the time. Do not fall into the old ways that will lead you precisely into the world that you fear.
When every young man refuses to go to war, you will have peace. As long as you fight for gain and greed, there will be no peace. As long as one person commits acts of violence for the sake of peace, you will have war. Unfortunately it is difficult to imagine that all the young men in all the countries will refuse to go to war at the same time. And so you must work out the violence that violence has wrought. Within the next hundred years that time may come. Remember, you do not defend any idea with violence.
There is no man who hates but that that hatred is reflected outward and made physical. And there is no man who loves but that that love is reflected outward and made physical."
-- Excerpts from the Seth Material, by Jane Roberts.
"We check and repress the divinity that stirs within us, to fall down and worship the divinity that is dead without us."
-- Henry David Thoreau, 1851
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