Study: NPR – Chapter 03

Ch 3: I would call this: Beginning to understand beliefs

Overview – (in Question format)
2. What directs the light of the conscious mind? How does maintaining a point of focus affect a sense of permanence in what we associate with as “our identity”?

2. What directs the conscious minds focus?
3-4. What makes the judgements about nature of reality, accepts or rejects beliefs?
4-5. What can it do if it does NOT want to accept certain beliefs”
5-6. What is the portion of you that can examine the contents of the conscious mind?
6-7. What is another way to examine your conscious mind to find overlooked treasures?
What kind of effects exist as data in the conscious mind? How do effects reveal invisible ideas?

1.  What do the observable visible effects of our physical reality reveal?
2. What speaks our beliefs to us?
3. Are beliefs about reality characteristics of reality?
What causes that which we experience as reality?
4. If scarcely have enough money to live, what must you do?
5. What are limiting beliefs? What do they do?
What is true reality?
7. Why does the ego try to organize all material coming to the conscious mind?

3-5. Why do we accept those ideas with which we agree? Why are we predisposed to any ideas; limiting or joyful? What is a primary source of many ideas that we routinely overlook? Why are they overlooked?
5. Can an evil spirit force ideas upon me that I do NOT already welcome or agree with?
6. What kind of beliefs should we work to change?

Last. What acts like a filter to all information that you receive and affects how you perceive your experiences?

3. What does the ego often neglect that is readily available to us? What is the primary criteria used in such neglect?
4-5 What happens if we’re preoccupied with ideas of danger or potential disaster and think mainly in terms of survival and circumstances that work against it?

In this session Seth give us a foundational, metaphysical (unchangeable) Key to understanding Creative Expression.

You get what you concentrate upon. There is no other main rule.

3. What does it mean: you get what you concentrate upon?
4. What does it mean: sense data will reinforce your ideas? How are we locked into physical situations corroborated by great evidence? Why does it seem so convincing? What does it reflect?
How do we remove the locks?

2-3 What are core beliefs?
3-4 What do core beliefs draw up for our experiencing? What causes a core belief to deepen?
5. What does it mean if I have “no evidence to disprove” a core belief?
6. What does it mean if I can’t trust the world in general?
7. What is an invisible belief? Why don’t we recognize invisible beliefs?

2. What does it mean, the idea exists first and the physical experience follows?
3. What does it mean, You make your own reality?
4-6. What is it about limited and false beliefs  that we would consider ‘their vitality and strength however will be quite real, and seem to bring excellent results?
What is an example of an excellent result from a false or limiting belief?
What would be an example of ‘invisible gulfs’ that will be missing in experience if you believe ‘wealth is everything’?  What would be an example of gnawing knowledge of incompletion?
7-8. What causes ‘alterations in your experience and behavior’?
What would cause one to become open to illness? Why?
Can experiencing illness be of value? How can experiencing an illness be a valued experience? How would most people view becoming ill? Why? How should we view this example of becoming ill per Seth?
Should every illness be searched for meaning or creative perspective?
Is there any illness or experience that doesn’t have a creative value fulfilling perspective underlying it?
If some experiences do not occur for creative perspective purposes, what would be their purpose?
Is it possible to experience being a victim of a random disease or personal assault that we aren’t willing co-creative participants?
If you create your own reality, can you be an unwilling victim?  What is NOT included in ‘you create your own reality’? Are such limiting or empowering beliefs?
What is the difference between a statement of ‘fact’ or ‘fact of reality’ and a belief ‘about’ reality?


In this session, Seth has also given us a 2nd foundational, metaphysical (unchangeable) belief that affects health:

Your conscious thoughts regulate your health

2. What regulates your health if done persistently?
3-4. What persistent thoughts and feelings create illness?
What did Seth mean by “cowed by their effectiveness”? Effectiveness at what?
What would we esteem as being so effective that we would cower? Is it a concept that is effective, or a specific instance, or specific thought being referred to?

Is Seth intending for us to reflect upon the creative power of:

1) thoughts in general, or
2) an attitude or feeling about our thinking of thoughts, or
3) a that a specific thought that creates a specific illness, or
4) that a general thought is reflected in our general health.

Examples or points 1-4:

1) Thinking that illness comes from outside ourselves and attack us randomly Vs. knowing that thoughts maintain our health.
2) Thinking I don’t like what I am thinking or experiencing. Don’t like the thoughts I have about the observations I make regarding the way I act, feel or dream or even the way I observe.
3. I am well, I am OK, I am healthy.  Vs. I am sickly, I am threatened, I am unhappy. Or, I hate something about myself or body. ie; I hate being (fat, clumsy, stupid, uncaring, being poor, being black or some national origin, being brought up in, with or without {1,2,3}).
4. I am sick of my job, spouse {1,2,3} or my job, spouse or {123} makes me sick.

These questions determine the targets we’ll focus upon later, so understanding is very important. It is hard create a plan to achieve a goal if the target is not identified.
What thoughts and beliefs should be the targeted for change?

Test your thoughts against what seems to be.

5. Why did Seth emphasize seems?  Thinking ahead, could we change our thoughts in a meaningful endeavor without changing our beliefs.
Is this an example of a core belief? Why or why not?

In this session, Seth has also reinforced the foundational, metaphysical (unchangeable) belief about reality and then another key about limits and purpose for being:

The truth is then that you form your own reality directly. You react consciously and unconsciously to your beliefs.

Believe then, that you are a being unlimited by nature, born into flesh to materialize … the great joy and spontaneity of your nature” 

6. Is this “unlimited by nature” an example of a core belief? Why or why not?
Why do we experience physical reality? Is there an end game objective?

Is this “to materialize … the great joy and spontaneity of your nature” an example of a core belief?

Does the mention of born into flesh help distinguish between a core belief and a metaphysical immutable principle? Must a core belief only applies to a specific physical camouflage, or can a metaphysical principle also be a core belief? Is there a difference?

Sympathetic Attraction

Pg49-50  Belief Intensity attracts to itself others of a like nature.

  • 1 This is very revealing for anyone that fears attracting unwanted thoughts or demons. This is just the beginning of clues Seth provides that what we attract is always in sympathy with our own beliefs including the idea of unwanted entities or demons. It also explains why once we get fixed on a belief, everything we observe seems to support it.
  • 4 – Are core beliefs facts? Are there any beliefs we think facts that are immutable law?

Pg51 1 – We attract data! The details we observe are attracted according to the patterns of what we believe ahead of the observations.

4 – How do we structure our perception? What is a structure? What does it mean, we structure?
Who or what controls the focus of our attention?
If we get what we concentrate upon, and attention is outside our direct control, what hope have we of affecting change?

Pg 52 – [1] Treat beliefs as furniture to rearrange. Beliefs control us!

[4] How do we accept or reject beliefs?  How is it we are NOT powerless before ideas?
[8] What are invisible ideas to watch out for and the groupings we use in exercising our power?
How and what are like ideas for new supports for.

Pg54 Richard Bach visited in this session and Seth gave a most insightful

[1] “Information does not exist by itself. Connected with it is the consciousness of all those who understand it, perceive it or originate it. So there are not records in term of objective, forever-available banks of information into which you tune. Instead, the consciousness that held, or holds, or will hold the information attracts it like a magnet… The information itself wants to move toward consciousness. It is not dead or inert. It is not something you grab for, it is also something that wants to be grabbed, and so it gravitates to those who seek it.

  • Would it be fair to say, this is what they are calling law of attraction?
  • Is there any better example of law of attraction in action that the operation of creative intuitive thought?
  • Does this sound like the Akashic records are conscious themselves?  Is there any difference between a conscious library and the William James After Death Journal  Jane tapped?
  • Is there any difference between William James, Seth, Abraham, Rembrandt  or your own consciousness with that of what Richard Bach attracted when he received Jonathan Livingston Seagull?