Seth: "If you accept the possibility of the slightest, smallest, most insignificant accident, then indeed you open a Pandora's Box, for logically, there cannot be simply one small accident in that case but a universe in which accidents are not the exception but the rule. A universe in which, therefore, following logic, your consciousness would appear to be an accidental combination of atoms and molecules without reason or cause that will vanish into nonexistence forever even as, indeed, they would have come from nonexistence. Once you accept, you see, that idea, then if you follow your thought completely enough, you must accept the idea of a random accidental universe, in which you are at the mercy of any accident, in which mind or purpose have little meaning, in which you are at the mercy of all random happenings, such as during a flood or earthquake without reason, without cause, simply at the whim of an accidental happening.
"Now, people oftentimes live through personal disasters-natural disasters-in which they are pitted against nature as they know it, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes. But there are no accidents, so on other levels they chose those circumstances, whether they realize it or not, through their conscious beliefs.
"And if that is the sort of universe in which you believe you live, then it is a dire and foreboding universe, indeed. In such a universe the individual has little hope for he will return to the nonexistence that he came from, the individual has no control over his destiny, and can be swept aside at any point by random fate, over which he has no recourse.
"All of this can be related to ordinary life. Whenever you think that you have a headache, simply because you have a headache; or you bump into a door; or you have an accident simply because you happen to be in a particular place at a particular time; whenever you feel yourself powerless, then you think accidents just happen and that you have no control over them. The only answer is to realize that you form physical events, individually and en mass. And as I have said time and time again, you form the physical reality that you know.