Australia Seth Webinar December 22nd 2014

Special Seth Network Australia Webinar - Monday Night
"…Dear Friends,
In light of what happened yesterday with the Sydney siege, being such a tragic and also seismic physical/psychological event, Damian has kindly suggested we hold a special webinar. The aim is to share our feelings about the event. We can also ask ourselves how Seth would encourage us to look at such events. How we can make sense of them and how we can take away some positives from such a tragedy - in ways that can help make our community stronger in the long term. Damian will put forward some discussion points.
We appreciate it is a very busy time of the year and understand if you are unable to join - the next scheduled webinar is 22 January.
Mon, Dec 22, 7:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
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Monday’s Webinar Discussion Points.
For those who are joining Monday’s webinar, Damian has kindly put forward some discussion points

  1. ‘The tragedies of the newspapers are symbols. Those symbols represent ‘real’ tragedies, but those tragedies do not exist in your moment unless you are participating in them.’ Personal Sessions, Book 3–Session 757.
    Yet we did experience a tragedy in our broader probability last week in Martin Place. Perhaps in another probability Martin Place did not occur at all. According to Seth, we choose our own probable experiences individually and en masse. So what do you think the reasons might be that we chose to experience this dramatic probability albeit from a distance?

  2. ‘If you become so frightened of realities that are not your own; if you take upon yourselves tragedies that do not exist in your reality, in your moment; then you weaken your position and you weaken the position of those you think you are helping’. Personal Sessions, Book 3–Session 757.
    Is fear the same as empathy? Is showing or feeling empathy for others a demonstration of weakness? Seth often talks about the mobility and power of mass thought. How could empathy en masse serve to correct other social psyche-based imbalances that may or may not exist at the present time?

  3. ‘Animals (and) men can indeed make social statements that appear in a biological context. (They can) choose to die, pointing out the fact that the quality of their lives individually and en masse is vastly lacking. That their relationships with their own species is vastly out of balance. They cannot use their full abilities or powers, nor are (they) given compensating elements in terms of beneficial relationships (with others) - but instead are shunted aside, unwanted and unloved. And unloved (they) do not want to live’. The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events Page 25.
    What kind of a world would identify more people who are suffering and help them before it got to the critical stage of suicide? What kind of changes would such a deeper, closer relationship with our fellow men and women mean for our way for life and western inspired productivity?
    Seth often reminds us that there are many lines of development open to us as a species that lie latent and unused.

  4. ‘If you cannot trust your private self, then you will be afraid of power, for you will fear that you are bound to misuse it. You may then purposefully put yourself in a position of weakness, while all the while claiming that you seek influence. Not understanding yourself, you will be in a quandary and the mechanics of experience will appear mysterious and capricious.’ The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events Page 168.
    What does Seth mean by ‘trusting your private self’? Where do such feelings of trust spring from? If they are missing what can we do to retrieve them?

  5. ‘The whole affair can and should be used by you as an opportunity to examine your own beliefs. Those people, for example, do not represent the world or any fundamentalists in particular. They do not represent (us). They are a tiny band of alienated, frightened people who strike out against anything they cannot understand. They see threats everywhere. These are pseudo-intellectuals all, murderer included – people with some abilities, however, but pretenders to crowns. They are seeking for a positive cause to rally about, but their beliefs and self-deceptions make this impossible.’
    Personal Sessions, Book 3 Pages 281, 282 & 283.
    These misguided fanatics have chosen a line of probability for their development that is about violence and extremism. One that harms others, bears no fruit and denies them from richer personal experiences. Do they deserve any compassion from others of us who are more fortunate to make better choices?