Seth tells us physical events imply the collection of nonphysical forces into an organization existing outside of time and space. And part of the nonphysical forces he’s talking about are probabilities.
He says, “Probabilities are an ever-present portion of your invisible psychological environment. You exist in the middle of a probable system of reality. It is not something apart from you. To some extent it is like a sea in which you have your present being. You are in it, and it is in you.” And, “From it you choose those patterns of thought which you will weave into the physical matter of your universe.”
So, let’s take a look at some of the more intriguing comments Seth makes regarding the nature of the field of probabilities, and we’ll get a better sense of what it means to our creation efforts.
THE PROBABLE FIELD IS STRONGLY COMPOSED OF THOUGHT IMAGES, NOT PHYSICALLY MATERIALIZED, BUT EXTREMELY VIVID AND ACTUAL STOREHOUSES OF ENERGY.
Thought images have an amazingly intense energy behind them and an unparalleled role in creation. Even the field of probabilities is composed of thought images (i.e. mental acts, or suggestion). Thought images are action, and action is what directs consciousness through experiences.
YOU USE PROBABILITIES LIKE BLOCKS TO BUILD EVENTS.
An event can never be created from just one probability, because each probability is an action, with the “next” action terminating the last, flashing on the screen of camouflage reality a whole new scene. An event is actually the result of numerous probabilities linked by significances in the spacious present, based on our mental acts in the moment point—and the changes to our mental acts in the moment point, until a certain overall scenario can be said to have been experienced.
As an example, let’s say Seth wants to create a whole new study, and he sets it as a goal. That goal is not simply one probability snug and complete, an end product in the field of probabilities. It’s a flowing together of many probabilities/actions; or as Seth characterizes it, blocks that build events.
THE NATURE OF ANY GIVEN PROBABLE ACTION DOES NOT LEAD TO ANY PARTICULAR INEVITABLE CONCLUDING ACT.
When Seth set his goal for a new study, he had to have the flexibility of making choices along the way, changing his mind, adding new elements, etc. He started the action with a charged thought, here called a goal, and that one action kicked off the unfolding of other actions which took certain directions as Seth made his choices. But the end result was never an absolute given.
For instance, if Seth had let go of his goal for whatever reason, those new thought images would have changed the outcome of his study. So, even though instant materializations of action, one after the other, look to us like an only-one-path-could-have-led-to-it event, there was no one probability encompassed by the totality of Seth’s new study, or any given event, for that matter.
EACH EVENT THAT YOU FORM FROM ANY GIVEN SET OF PROBABILITIES AUTOMATICALLY GIVES RISE TO NEW PROBABILITIES.
In fact, what Seth chose to eventually experience as his “final” study was itself an arbitrary event, because action doesn’t stop still and freeze an event in place. Consciousness can put arbitrary boundaries around an event through focused suggestion, but the event continues to change and expand because of action.
And this is what gives us the freedom to open new options in our realities. The options are always there, awaiting our nod of suggestion in whatever direction we wish to go. So, consciousness can expand its event’s arbitrary boundaries by growing its suggestions—or by lessening them. Either way, the boundaries are expanded, never contracted, because all change is seen as expansion.
BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR DECISION, EACH OF THESE PROBABLE ACTIONS ARE EQUALLY VALID.
Seth could have chosen a blue chair with a matching ottoman for his study, or he could have chosen to have no chair, but instead a pair of matching couches. The choices were his, via his suggestions and expectation—and each was equally valid, equally available to him, because of the nature of creation, the nature of action. And so are ours, as long as they fall within our framework of significance.
THE MAIN NATURE OF EVENTS, THE MAJORITY OF EVENTS, DO NOT ‘SOLIDIFY’ UNTIL THE LAST MOMENT, IN YOUR TERMS.
The field of probabilities assures consciousness it can change its mind at any time and alter the potential outcome of an event. Events can’t be decided so far in advance we don’t have time to rethink our position.
True, there comes a moment when we’re committed to the event because our beliefs are so in alignment with it; and true, those beliefs perhaps started the event in the first place. But if we “awake” from the immediate focus on linear time/cause and effect, and instead switch our belief to the one we know to be true about the moment point, suggestion and the spacious present, change can happen.
AT NO TIME ARE EVENTS PREDESTINED. AT EVERY MOMENT YOU CHANGE, AND EVERY ACTION CHANGES EVERY OTHER ACTION.
There can be no predestination, solely because of action’s constant forcing of change. We are not, and cannot, be victims to predetermination, by ourselves, our inner selves or some strange energy outside ourselves. Period. If it happens, we created it.
THERE ARE IN YOUR TERMS, THEN, UNLIMITED PROBABLE FUTURE EVENTS FOR WHICH YOU ARE NOW SETTING GROUNDWORKS. THE NATURE OF THE THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS YOU ORIGINATE AND THOSE THAT YOU HABITUALLY OR CHARACTERISTICALLY RECEIVE SET A PATTERN.
There’s no getting around it—our potential possibilities are the direct result of suggestions, or what we think and feel and imagine in the moment point. Do we want to continually play the past over and over in our mind, looking for reasons for failure or victimization? Or do we want to use the moment point to instead press forward into the future we wish to meet?
Either way is up to us, and it’s highlighted beautifully in what Seth said earlier: “You must become consciously aware of what you tell yourself is true every moment of the day, for that is the reality that you project outward.”
Excerpt from the book Living a Safe Universe, Book 1 of 4, Chapter 7: Probabilities, by Lynda Madden Dahl