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The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events
Jane Roberts

1 "What difference can it make to the world if you are a better salesperson, or plumber, or office worker, or car salesman? What can one person do? That is precisely where first of all you must begin to exert yourselves. There, on your jobs and in your associations, are the places where you intersect with the world. Your impulses directly affect the world in those relationships."

2 "Each person is fired by the desire to act, and to act beneficially, altruistically, to practically put his stamp, or her stamp, upon the world."

3 "The psyche expresses itself through action, of course, but it carries behind it the thrust from which life springs, and it seeks the fulfillment of the individual – and it automatically attempts to produce a social climate or civilization that is productive and creative. It projects its desires outward onto the physical world, seeking through private experience and social contact to actualize its potentials, and in such a way that the potentials of others are also encouraged."

4 "Myth is not a distortion of fact, but the womb through which fact must come. Myth involves an intrinsic understanding of the nature of reality, couched in imaginative terms, carrying a power as strong as nature itself. Myth-making is a natural psychic characteristic."

5 "Myths are natural phenomena, rising from the psyche as surely as giant mountain ranges emerge from the physical planet. Their deeper reality exists as source material for the world that we know."

6 "When you fulfill your own abilities, when you express your personal idealism through acting it out to the best of your ability in your daily life, then you ARE changing the world for the better."

7 "Christ saw that in each person divinity and humanity met – and that man survived death by virtue of his existence within the divine."

8 "Death is not an end, but a transformation of consciousness. Nature, with its changing seasons, constantly brings you that message. In that light, and with that understanding, nature's disasters do not claim victims: Nature and man together act out their necessary parts in the larger framework of reality."

9 "The universe is of good intent. It is automatically predisposed toward the creation of good events."

10 "You are biologically and psychologically predisposed to grow within this rich environment, to contribute on all levels to the fulfillment of your species – but more than this, to add your own unique viewpoint and experience to the greater patterns of consciousness of which you are a part."

11 "All That Is is within you, God is within creation, within physical matter."

12 "You were born with an in-built recognition of your own goodness. You were born with an inner recognition of your rightness in the universe…You are born loving. You are born compassionate….You are born seeking to add value to the quality of life, to add characteristics, energies, abilities to life that only you can individually contribute to the world, and to attain a state of being that is uniquely yours, while adding to the value fulfillment of the world."

13 "Your thoughts, feelings and expectations are like the living brush strokes with which you paint life's landscape. If you do your best in your own life, then you are indeed helping improve the quality of all life. Your thoughts are as real as snowflakes or raindrops or clouds. They mix and merge with the thoughts of others, to form man's livingscape, providing the vast mental elements from which physical events will be formed."

14 "The planet is composed of literally infinite hordes of consciousnesses – each experiencing its own reality while adding to the overall cooperative venture."

15 "You have an inner system of communication in which the cells of all living things are connected….there is a continuum of consciousness."

16 "Each individual's dreams and thoughts interweave with every other person's."

17 "In each person the imaginative world, its force and power, merges into historical reality. In each person, the ultimate and unassailable and unquenchable power of All That Is is individualized and dwells in time."

18 "On any given day, the events of our private lives fit within the larger pattern of world events, in which they have their context. On any given night the intimate events of our dream lives also exist in the greater context of the world's dreams, in which they have their reality."

19 "Christ's message was that each man is good inherently, and is an individualized portion of the divine."

20 "You instantly color physical experience and nature itself with the tints of your unique imaginative processes."

21 "There is an inner environment that connects all consciousnesses that dwell upon the planet, in whatever form."

22 "Information concerning the entire universe is always latent within each and any part of it."

23 "The natural contours of your psyche are quite aware of the inner sweep and flow of your life, and its relationship with every other creature alive. Intuitively, each person is born with the knowledge that he or she is not only worthwhile, but fits into the context of the universe in the most precise and beautiful of fashions."

24 "In a way, the world is like a multidimensional, exotic plant growing in space and time, each thought, dream, imaginative encounter, hope or fear, growing naturally into its own bloom – a plant of incredible variety, never for a moment the same, in which each smallest root, leaf, stem or flower has a part to play and is connected with the whole."

25 "Each person forms his or her own reality, and yet that personal reality must also be shared with others, and must be affected by the reality of others."

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