When we think of great hearty pioneers, where do we fit into the picture, if at all? It seems we cannot be anything but, since each experience, both physically and psychically, is in some sense created and explored by us:
“When in colonial times men and women traveled westward across the continent of North America, many of them took it on faith that the land did indeed continue beyond—for example—towering mountains.
“When you travel as pioneers through your own reality, you create each blade of grass, each inch of land, each sunset and sunrise, each oasis, friendly cabin or enemy encounter as you go along. …
“The psyche, then, is not a known land. It is not simply an alien land, to which or through which you can travel. It is not a completed or nearly complete subjective universe already there for you to explore.
“It is, instead, an ever forming state of being, in which your present sense of existence resides. You create IT and it creates YOU.
“It creates in physical terms that you recognize. On the other hand, you create physical time for your psyche, for without you there would be no experience of the seasons, their coming and their passing.”
The Nature of the Psyche, Session 755
(originally underlined words in caps)