The whole ‘you create your own reality’ line has been so misunderstood at times that some folks completely miss the true purpose of physical reality—and it is not to create whatever our hearts desire, no holds barred; and it’s not to organize each event alone, all by ourselves, with us literally creating the players we need to fulfill ‘our’ event from scratch. – Here’s Seth for clarification:
“What you are learning is a technique for self-development. You cannot use it, therefore, to attain those things that do not pertain to your own self-development and the techniques will not help you get something that you were not meant to have nor that you have before decided as an entity that you should not have.
“Nevertheless, the facts remain that your own inner self and your own entity have given you challenges that you have accepted. Now you know these challenges; subconsciously you are aware of them. …
“There must be an open-minded, an openhearted attitude here. You must not try to use what you have learned in a narrow, limiting way. This hampers your own development. It closes your eyes to many possibilities that will be important to you.
“It is natural, perhaps, to want to use what you have learned, this information, as a technique to achieve what you at any particular time think desirable, a particular person, a particular thing. But what is important is the inner development. If this is taken care of, it will automatically lead you to the person that is best for you and to the circumstances that will help you develop.
“To insist that a specific individual or a specific goal be attained through these methods is limiting. There must always be the acknowledgement that you do not consciously as yet realize the depths of yourself, the goals you have set and the challenges, and this material should be used to open up your inner horizons and to lead you in those directions toward which your inner self has already set you.
“If you then egotistically, say—No—this particular situation is what I want, then you may be blocking the inner direction which has been meant for you.”
The Early Sessions, Book 8, Session 403