Seth: "To 'let go' is to trust the spontaneity of your own being, to trust your own energy and power and strength, and to abandon yourself to the energy of your own life. The word "abandon" itself may strike some readers as particularly strong. But, each element of nature abandons itself to the life form. So does each atom of your body. To abandon yourself, then, to the power of your own life, is to rely upon the great forces within and yet beyond nature that gave birth to the universe and to you.

One of the very first steps toward mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health is precisely that kind of abandonment, that kind of acceptance and affirmation. The will to live is also inbred into each element of nature. And, if you trust your own spontaneity, then that will to be is joyfully released and expressed through all of your activities. It can also quite literally wash depression and suicidal tendencies away. Those feelings do, indeed, encourage expression of consciousness and release intuitive information that may otherwise be buried beneath tensions and fears. Such realizations have their own biological effects, stimulating all of the healing properties of the body and also easily propelling the mind toward "higher" organizations, in which all of life's seeming inadequacies are understood to be redeemed.

This feeling of abandoning oneself to the power and force of one's own life does not lead to a mental segregation but, instead, allows the self to sense the part that it plays in the creative drama of a universe. Such understandings often can not be verbalized. They are instead perceived or experienced in bursts of pure knowing or sudden comprehension.

The natural world itself is a gateway to other realities. You do not have to try and blot out the physical world or your ordinary consciousness in order to achieve the necessary knowledge that leads to vibrant health or experiences. In fact, the natural world is itself a part of other realities. And, the source of all realities is as present in your existence as in any other.

The more fully you learn to live, the more the seemingly hidden "mysteries of the universe" begin to appear. They do not necessarily make themselves known with great clamor or fanfare. But, suddenly the most innocuous, innocent birdsong or the sight of a leaf might reveal knowledge of the profoundest nature. It is ironic, then, that many people who seek to discover the "hidden" mysteries of nature ignore nature itself or consider the physical body as gross or somehow composed of lesser vibrations."

Excerpt from The Way Toward Health, June 10, 1984