[P311] I have told you often that you do yourself a grave injustice by limiting your conception of the self. Your sense of identity, freedom, power and love would be immeasurably enhanced if you could understand that what you are does not end at the boundaries of your skin, but continues outward through the physical environment that seems to be impersonal, or not-self.
Biologically it should be easy to understand that you are physically a part of the earth and everything within it. You are made of the same elements, you breathe the same air. You cannot hold the air that you take within you and then say, “This is myself, filled with this air. I will not let it go” or you would find out very quickly that you were not nearly so independent.
You are biologically connected, chemically connected with the earth that you know; but since it is also formed naturally and spontaneously from your own projected psychic energy, since you and the seasons even have a psychic interaction, then the self must be understood in a far greater context. Such a context would allow you to share in life experiences of many other forms, to follow patterns of energy and emotions of which you barely conceive, and to sense a world-consciousness in which you have your own independent part.
from Seth Speaks