Seth: “You will learn that consciousness is sacred. And until you learn that truth, you will not be free. You cannot kill another man, you cannot kill another woman and be free. You cannot even eat the meat of a cow, not nonchalantly. Not without thanking the cow for the food and the nourishment which it has given you, not without realizing that the cow, like yourself, is a part of the chain of life without which physically you would not exist and be free.
You will learn that you are a part of the webwork of consciousness.
You will learn to be conscious cocreators. You will learn, or you will destroy the planet which you now inhabit! And if you do, your consciousness will begin in another reality. You will learn to recognize within yourselves the joy and the true reality of being. You will learn to distinguish between the reality of joy and pseudorealities that you have created, or you will begin again. But you will learn. You are indeed as blessed as any god and as gifted. When you learn to honor yourselves, you will be free. And you will create with joy and spontaneity when you recognize that within the leaf of a flower the consciousness that is within it, and relate it to yourself, and honor it and treat it as a little brother, you will be free.
When you look within yourselves and dare to face your responsibilities and your potentialities, you will be free. But you will be free! Any consciousness will develop and will learn. How long it will take you in your terms is up to each one of you individually. But the answers do not come to you soberly. They do not come to you in the guise of equality.
They come to you in those things that you seem least to recognize. They come to you in your moments of play and spontaneity and art. They come to you in your dreams. The answers come to you when you accept them.
And you are beginning to accept them (to Theodore).
They do not come to you necessarily in church or when you are playing the fine banker’s role; or when you (Brad) are playing the failure’s role, for you play the role of the failure as beautifully as he plays the role of the banker, and with as much finesse if that makes you feel any better.
The answers come to you when you play at being yourself. Play that game now and then. Play at being yourself; you will be surprised at what you discover. And you, my dear Lady of Florence, will be the most surprised of all.
I am not saying good evening, I am letting you take a break. You (to Florence) will be the most surprised of all and pleasantly so.”
Esp Class Session, March 17, 1970