Best Case Scenario

by Mark on 9-11-2014
”The As we embark upon another ritual of national mourning here on this unfortunate date, I would like to talk about the opposite. But first...

On the morning of 9/11/2001 I was attending one of the first classes of my senior year at the University as an intern counselor to the students and staff. When word got out that "the World Trade Center was being attacked," all of us counselors were pulled out of our classes and told be on stand-by in case anyone needed the support that we might provide. But people were so occupied with contacting loved ones and trying to figure out what was happening, as it turns out, we were not needed, and so all of us were sent home. Before we left the campus one of my friends said to me, "things will never be the same. The 'powers that be' will use this as a way to control the people." I thought at the time it was an outlandish and very cynical thing to say.

Six months later, on March 10th of 2012, while I suffered with my fellow citizens in the post-911 environment of fear and nationalism, Seth came into my life. Wow, what a breath of fresh air that was! Most of you know that story, so I shall not repeat it here. I will say that from that day forward I began to extricate my consciousness from the collective expression of pain and suffering that was our era of discontent.

Seth told us in the first meeting with him that he was returning to publishing to address the issues of fear and statism that were born in the 911 event. Since 911, we were taught to fear others and to love The State. The State was our protection against the terrorists who were hiding behind every lamp post out on Main Street. Now in the light of history, most of us know the truth about terrorism. But back then it took courage, or maybe a sense of fool-hardy daring, to assert that it was all an illusion kept in place to keep us in place.

And what was Seth's antidote for the terrorist state of consciousness? The opposite: a philosophy and an altared state of consciousness based on individual freedom, personal empowerment and Love for the Earth and all of the humans upon her. Seth prescribed the opposite for the negative realities of terrorism, greed and authoritarianism we were experiencing, and indeed, helping to create. He now calls this opposite reality the Best Case Scenario.

For me, the Best Case Scenario, the ideal outcome, was for Seth to come into my life and ask me to write books with him. I had been a student of Seth all of my adult life. It was really an opposite moment, an opposite opportunity to have Seth come into my life at that moment in time. And just as the best grows from the worst, just as the psychedelic mushroom grows from dung, out of those horrible years of forced conformity and peril emerged the new Seth books. The project came about BECAUSE of the low point we had reached as a human collective. The message from Seth was naturally taken-in BECAUSE of the massive threat to freedom that the terrorist state of consciousness represented. It was as though the Logos was speaking on behalf of the average citizen, the one who wanted to love others rather than be sent away to kill them, the one who wanted to preserve and exercise their natural rights, rather than sacrifice them on the altar of perceived security. It could be no other way.

The point here, I think, is that the student can create The Ideal even as they are experiencing the mundane, or even the Worst Case Scenario. In fact, it almost seems to be a prerequisite. The negative precedes the positive manifestation. Perhaps the negative serves as an impetus or a stimulation or at least a simple motivation for the student to improve the mundane reality that they are experiencing.

It does seem to be a type of multi-tasking, as Seth describes it, in which we as the Reality Creators are poised upon the moment of creation, objectively noting what has to be changed in our world, while at the same time, we are using our creative powers to change those precise aspects of our creation we find repugnant. We keep our distance from the negative reality creators. We are objective.

Indeed, just as the woman in the illustration above symbolically seals-out the negative influences with her mudhra hand gestures, while she creates a probable future paradise of roses and bright new days, the inspired student is not mired in the negative reality in which they find themselves. They look on it objectively for what it is: simply a choice of realities that they can either support with their energies or refuse to support.

Each of us has our own story that describes a better future for ourselves and our friends and family. I do not think it is necessary to talk about how close to The Ideal we come in our attempts to better ourselves and to help others. This idea of a Best Case Scenario does come in handy, however, when you find yourself in an untenable situation in which the circumstances virtually scream at you: "Evolve or die. Make better choices or suffer the consequences." At these times it becomes a simple matter to just consider the opposite. Do the opposite of suffering and dying. Live and have fun.