By Cathy Eck
It was said that initiates were sworn to secrecy with strict penalties for breaking their vows. But I question that. Keeping the truth secret goes against the very idea of initiation, which was to remember the truth and live it. You can’t hide something if you’re living it.
Initiates realized that everyone was born with the truth inside. To hide the truth, you must cover it with beliefs or knowledge; and initiates had no need for beliefs or knowledge.
Where Did the Truth Go?
The truth didn’t go anywhere; it got covered up. People who wanted power often entered secret brotherhoods and learned an occult view of life, which has become the normal view of life (or the illusion). These brotherhoods were NOT creating initiates, but they called themselves initiates. Hence, the confusion. Initiation literally means to take one back to who they were in the beginning, their True Self. The occult teachings created a facade that looked much like a True Self. The occult thought they had the truth, and still do; but they were and still are jealous and fearful of the true initiates’ real power.
The occult memorized the initiates’ unified words of truth (and their stories) without letting go of the false beliefs in sin, suffering, and problems that they already held in mind. This turned pure wisdom into useless knowledge (or manure into an iced cream sundae). To the innocent, the occult looked like initiates. But the occult cast a long shadow because of their split minds.
This is how level confusion was created. Level confusion is where we put truth into the illusion, or where we muddy the clear waters of truth by giving it an opposite. The triangle process demonstrates that truth and the false illusion are two distinct levels of reality. Confusion occurs when we mix these levels. This is being done today by most teachers of spirituality and religion; and many innocent people are being fooled. When we follow someone with level confusion, we get level confusion.
The occult version of the truth was made secret; and of course, people want secrets. The occult taught things like thinking positive thoughts, the use of magic, visualization, and controlling or willing the mind. But they didn’t know how to purify the mind — only true initiates knew and taught that.
The occult only had power because of the use of roles. The good, positive, unemotional side of the occult secret information was identified with the powerful masculine roles, which were played by those in the occult brotherhoods and religions. The bad, emotional, negative, or lesser desired side of the illusion, was projected on those playing feminine roles, or everyone else. The occult also used a lot of power words and symbols, which they claimed had magical power. Their symbols and beliefs were charged by the innocent believers. Without believers, symbols and beliefs are empty and worthless. Initiates didn’t use symbols, nor did they have beliefs, but they often used metaphor in their stories.
Finding the Truth Within
To write my first blog article years ago, I had to confront what seemed like an unending fear of the illusion, the occult, and those with power; it took a lot of letting go. I felt as if I held the entire history of people being tortured, humiliated, or killed for exposing the occult with in my own mind and body. Today conspiracy theorists and comedians are exposing the occult. They tend to be people who feel the incongruence of the false leaders; they know something is off.
Of course, I also expose the occult; but I add letting go, which is the way back to the pure view of the initiates. In order to succeed at initiation, we must become stronger than our minds, expose our own false beliefs, and let them go. The occult simply use techniques to change their minds. When we expose and let go of our own false beliefs, we gain in true strength and power; only then can we see through the illusion to freedom.
At one point, I believed that I needed to find the truth in a secret organization. But my True Self fortunately thought ahead. I realized that if I got the truth from such an organization, assuming they even had it, I’d be sworn to secrecy. I also didn’t see (or I should say feel) the type of people I was looking for coming out of those organizations. Besides, I didn’t just want the secrets for me; I wanted them for everyone. In hindsight, I made a very good decision.
The reason I can be so blunt and confident is because I earned what I write about by letting go. I found the truth inside of me as was done in the true temples of initiation through mentorship. I write to provide others with validation and techniques for letting go, not to provide information to memorize or use to look knowledgeable. I can’t emphasize this enough. If you’re still seeing an opposite to your truth, let go of that which you think is the truth because it isn’t. It’s a occult clone voice.
After years of letting go, I know that true initiates didn’t keep secrets. Therefore, all secret information is occult; and you don’t need it or want it. It’s worthless knowledge. Knowledge is good for unimportant stuff like learning to type or how to make a chair. But even the best knowledge can’t be magically turned into wisdom and truth.
The initiates didn’t have to keep anything secret; I’ve followed in their footsteps. You get more of whatever you live and give. When you give occult bullshit or half truths, you get more bullshit. When I give away what I’ve come to know, more comes — just like a steady paycheck. Much as I try, I can’t give it away as fast as it comes. But I keep trying because the reward is so damn sweet!