Some years ago when I was facing big changes, that were asking for big decisions, I remember that I talked about my dilemmas with two friends a little older and more experienced than me. I noticed that one of them gave me the best advice (proven so in time) while he wasn’t too happy in his personal life, nor financially. The other one was significantly more successful, but the advice he gave me, honestly and with best intentions, wasn’t that good (again, proven so by time). So, I concluded: listen to X, and watch what Y is doing.
I wondered why there was that discrepancy between the ability of recommending the best decision in a given situation, and the results in their own lives.
At the time, I thought it must’ve been X’s weakness of not following his own better advice (which I still believe it might have been a factor). Regarding Y, I think that his advice was less good because he couldn’t put himself in my shoes, and his advice suited well his personality, but not mine.
I believe that Jane and Rob might’ve been as my old friend X. I remember that they never followed some of Seth’s recommendations (smoking, bed position, financials, and others).
On the other hand, I remember Seth saying that Jane was more accurate in carrying his messages when they were about things that weren’t concerning her directly.
Seth material’s distortions
"(Jane dictates:) I thought you were going to ask me about her recitation of the fifth dimension, which came across unusually well and quite undistorted. You understand that generalized material on the fifth dimension and other matters in no way jeopardizes her present personality, or causes strain or panic. This is one of the reasons why this sort of data comes through so much more clearly than more personal material which her ego may find burdensome.
This will also have something to do with your life readings in some cases, where the personalities involved are closely entwined with your own. This is not to say that you will get false data. It is possible however that along the way true data will become distorted. I am in no way responsible for these distortions.
At later times with your present rate of development, the distortions themselves will be held to a minimum. And now Joseph you will see, I am sure, in which direction I am leading you. The more personal and the more direct the bearing of a question upon your daily life, the greater the distortion is likely to be. What more can you expect?
The material in these cases apparently comes through quite distorted. Again this is beyond my control, in these cases you simply do not understand what I am trying to say. The more you push at a sore point the sorer the point becomes. My attitude in no way prevents prediction per se. At this point your attitude however does stand in the way. I hope to go into this also at a further time, because there are definite reasons for this that have nothing or little to do with you personally, but represent a more or less natural distortion of data along these lines. (Pause.)"
—TES1 Session 13 January 6, 1964