This series begins here.
And picks up here.
The experiences available to each person after death are unlimited, however, some are more probable than others depending on the individuals development. For the most part there are three roads available. The person can decide to reincarnate and start from scratch with a whole new set of aspirations. Or one can choose the past life as a template, but create variations of past events in order to make corrections. And the last system of probability does not have time as a component.
People who prefer things to go in a linear way usually choose reincarnation with its past, present and future. "Others naively prefer to experience events in an extraordinarily intuitive manner, with the organization being provided by the associative processes." I took this to mean those individuals like flying by the seat of their pants, as it were. Others do not care for the physical system and prefer to move on. They are not allowed to do this until their reincarnational cycle is complete. It is the last choice for those who have developed their abilities as far as they can go in their cycle. Some return as teachers and are recognized in some way as having a higher identity.
Before the time to choose, there is time to self-examine and our full history is presented. Seth states that higher aspects of the self are there to advise and all personalities are available from other lives. We have a meet and greet with people from past lives, as well as, people from the immediate past life. Sometimes we are more interested in people from previous past lives than we are from the one we just left. Explanations are given, if one is disoriented, and this is when one is told they have passed on. This is a time of rest and refreshing one's spirit, and it is during this time some people have those "dreams" and try to return to the physical environment.
When another physical existence is chosen, great care is taken in the planning stage. Council is provided the individual and advice given. Some choose to isolate specific characteristics such as intelligence, or emotional development. Often these are taken as far as they can go to the detriment of other characteristics in that lifetime. (The absent-minded professor?) Some come back too soon against council - often before the necessary planning. Not to worry - even "errors" produce great lessons. It is unusual for anyone to wait over three centuries before the next reincarnation as it makes the tie to earth weak and orientation very difficult. In fact, some return again and again, often living short but intense lives. These are often the entities that help shape history. Many incarnate with groups. These groups could be families, with everyone switching roles, or even larger groups where some come back and others stay behind.
We do not all have the same backgrounds when we enter the reincarnational cycle. In some ways we are all travelers before we even begin, with some having extraordinary talents along specific lines. There will be definite lines of continuity for some, i.e., they are teachers, healers, priests, even though they change occupations along the way. All personalities are not at the same level of development and there are teachers at all levels.
The in-between time is as important as the personality that is chosen. You can make friends and acquaintances in these rest periods and meet up with them again and again. Sometimes only during the in-between times. The time of choosing is dependent on the condition of the individual following transition from physical life, with some taking longer than others to understand what has just happened. Those believing in heaven and hell may have a hard time understanding that further work may need to be done. If the belief in hell is strong enough, and the individual has done things that they feel warrant it, they may actually encounter such conditions. However, there are always teachers available to help move them along. Their state does not last as long as the heaven state as their need to get out of there opens up the inner doorways of knowledge much quicker. In any case, the individual creates his experience. That is a fundamental fact of all consciousness and existence. There are no special places set apart for punishment. Even in the case of suicide. Problems not faced in this lifetime will have to be faced in another, however. Those that understand that reality is self-created will have the least difficulty in transitioning.
Believing in evils allows one to perceive them. This is an important point - both in life and after, and is perhaps the most detrimental element in what we experience.
"The experiment that would transform your world would operate upon the basic idea that you create your own reality according to the nature of your beliefs, and all existence was blessed, and that evil did not exist in it. If these ideas were followed individually and collectively, then the evidence of your physical senses would find no contradiction. They would perceive the world and existence as good."
I'll end this chapter here, although I could write much more. Seth leaves you with the thought that this book is meant to release your own intuition and abilities. To use your dreams for added information that relates directly to you.
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