Seth's New Year Resolutions - advice please

Hi everyone! I’ve just joined, having read the Seth Material (on and off) over several years now.

Recently I decided to start reading Seth’s New Year Resolutions each day, without fail, to have a positive start, however I am now wondering what some parts mean!

The parts I am scratching my head about are in italics:

I will approve of myself, my characteristics, my abilities, my likes and dislikes, my inclinations and disinclinations, realizing that these form my unique individuality. They are given me for a reason.

(Given by whom? By All That Is? Can I work out the ‘reason’? How?)

I will approve of and rejoice in my accomplishments and I will be as vigorous in listing these – as rigorous in remembering them – as I have ever been in remembering and enumerating my failures or lacks of accomplishment.

I will remember the creative framework of existence in which I have my being. Therefore the possibilities, potentials, seeming miracles, and joyful spontaneity of Framework 2 (limitless potential outside of the moment) will be in my mind, so that the doors to creative living are open.

I will realize that the future is a probability. In terms of ordinary experience, nothing exists there yet. It is virgin territory, planted by my feelings and thoughts in the present. Therefore I will plant accomplishments and successes, and I will do this by remembering that nothing can exist in the future that I do not want to be there.

(This part I really struggle with. Perhaps the meaning is clear and I’m just not getting it. I have read those last few words countless times but keep wondering)

Any thoughts or views on this would very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance. :grinning:

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Sorry everyone, I don’t know what has happened to the formating! (great start to my posting, I know…). I copied and pasted the Resolutions and now my post looks wrong. OK, to be clear, the parts I struggle with:

1st Resolution:

“They are given me for a reason”.

4th Resolution:

“…nothing can exist in the future that I do not want to be there.”

Hi, Is “Seth’s New Year Resolutions” a book? And, if so, could you post information about it? Is it a compilation of Seth quotes, for example, and if so, who put it together, and when published, etc.? Thanks.

Seth gave New Years resolutions to Jane and Rob which ended up somewhere in the books. You could use the search engine for more info.

Re: "All that form my unique individuality, They are given me for a reason”

Seth Gave Jane and Rob resolutions for 1979 then talked about them a year later in session 891 for 1980. In 891 Seth briefly explained a reason for using Resolutions:

“tell Ruburt, who does not read them now, as they were then. They help focus both mind and imagination. That focusing helps you to act, to be.” —DEaVF1 Chapter 3: Session 891, December 26, 1979

with all 4 resolutions being repeated in Note 1.

Understanding Framework I & II
However, by Seth’s “They are given for a reason” in resolution 1, I believe Seth is referring to the characteristics that form Janes (and also our) unique individual characteristics; all our individual aspects are given for a reason.

You create your own reality
Continuing along this line; I believe he is referring to how all that we experience in Framework I (F1) object reality always originates from Framework II (F2) subjective reality for the purpose of fulfilling Inner Self’s desire, propensity and inclination to fulfill its being with the expansion of valued realizations. (Study Value fulfillment for more on this.)

The mental constructions we experience in F1 then originate from F2, for Value Fulfillment purposes. But of that which we focus upon with expectation in F1, they seed the next F2 mental constructs subsequently experienced in F1.

Understanding F1 follows a line of probable realities
“But within the range of workable probabilities, private and mass choices, the people of the world are choosing their probable 1980s” —DEaVF1 Chapter 3: Session 891, December 26, 1979

“I want you to try and imagine actual events, as you think of them, to be (pause) the vitalized representations of probabilities” —DEaVF1 Chapter 3: Session 891, December 26, 1979

Now Re: "nothing can exist in the future that I do not want to be there"
Continuing with above: Of that which we focus upon with expectation in F1, they seed the next F2 mental constructs subsequently experienced in F1; If we can discipline our attention to focus upon and expect that which is desired of that which is probable, nothing can exist in the future that we do NOT want to be there.

DEaVF and all of Session 891 is VERY important. Here we find Seth giving us the most valuable advice we have on how to affect manifestation of desirable experiences working from Framework I (physical reality):

“The important lessons have never really appeared in your societies: the most beneficial use of the directed will, with great expectations, and that coupled with the knowledge of Framework 1 and 2 activities. Very simply: You want something, you dwell upon it consciously for a while, you consciously imagine it coming to the forefront of probabilities, closer to your actuality. Then you drop it like a pebble into Framework 2, forget about it as much as possible for a fortnight, and do this in a certain rhythm.” —DEaVF1 Chapter 3: Session 891, December 26, 1979

Forming Expectations is key:

“Great expectations, basically, have nothing to do with degree, for a grass blade is filled with great expectations. Great expectations are built upon a faith in the nature of reality, a faith in nature itself, a faith in the life you are given, whatever its degree—and all children, for example, are born with those expectations. Fairy tales are indeed often—though not always—carriers of a kind of underground knowledge, as per your discussion about Cinderella (also see the 824th session for Mass Events), and the greatest fairy tales are always those in which the greatest expectations win out: The elements of the physical world that are unfortunate can be changed in the twinkling of an eye through great expectations.”
—DEaVF1 Chapter 3: Session 891, December 26, 1979


Thank you Realize, that has given me some clarification. I think I just needed to read someone else’s thoughts on this.

Hi Wren,

Welcome to the group! I’m very new to the group as well, though I’ve been reading Seth, Jane, and Rob for almost 40 years.

Re: “‘I will approve of myself, my characteristics, my abilities, my likes and dislikes, my inclinations and disinclinations, realizing that these form my unique individuality. They are given me for a reason.’ (Given by whom? By All That Is? Can I work out the ‘reason’? How?)”

Well now, thats really THE question, isn’t it :wink: Maybe the most provocative question of all.

There is no single answer to that, but the various answers are sprinkled all over the Seth material.
I think the root of it is that within the “Spacious Present” (simultaneous time (our ego sense of time is but one view, both a tool and a camouflage or illusion)), All That Is, out of an infinite, all-encompassing love, seeks to afford opportunity for fulfillment of all probable values (probable meaning from some point of view both likely and desirable). To do this it seeds all consciousness with intrinsic and eternal “feeling tone” (like a unique emotional frequency all your own) that is eternal; you can think of this “feeling tone” as the breath, voice, and inner vibration or action of your soul. When this intrinsic emotional action that is uniquely your own intersects action, expression, and incarnation, it causes characteristics, abilities, likes and dislikes, inclinations and disinclinations that are uniquely your own.

Of course, all of that is also influenced by other lives of yours (past, present, and future), so for example you may have certain incipient talents partly because you are already successful with those in the past, future, or some other counterpart life.

Hope this helps!

  • Rich

Thanks Rich. Really well-expressed.

(That’s one of my challenges - I have been exposed to the Seth Material in this life-time yet struggle to express my understanding of it. While reading the books I often try to feel my comprehension instead of trying to articulate it, which I find easier. I know I can be too-analytical at times and trying too much to work out the ‘how’. Hence the 'How do I work out the ‘reason’?!).


I think every lesson is given by our own choosing. When we get stuck on something, that frustration and desire launches a set of circumstances that evolve and resolve that issue, query, or problem.

From all the readings I have done, my gut feeling is that “we” “ourselves” are behind the reason we experience things.

From that point of view (I realize this is just my own point of view), we need to have a sense of humor about frustrations, situations, and experiences and be kind to ourselves in our outlook in any situation or circumstance.