You Can’t Buy True Freedom with Money

Abundance and freedom

By Cathy Eck

 

“True freedom is doing what you want, when you want and with whom you want to do it with.” 

 

I didn’t write the above quote.  Tony Robbins wrote it, who is all about money and following excitement.  He isn’t living or offering true freedom.  But he uses that quote as if he is.

This is level confusion at it’s best.  Level confusion happens when people make statements from within the illusion that are true only at the True Self level (outside the illusion).  If people did whatever they wanted within the illusion, things could get really bad.  Beliefs dramatically distort what we want.  That’s why the illusion has rules.  Only beliefs can create a rapist, serial killer, or thief.  They would all agree that’s a damn good quote.

If our minds are pure, we’ll live as he described.  Our doing flows naturally from our pure mind, not beliefs.  We won’t do anything that isn’t win-win.  Abundance is a bi-product of such thinking.  We get what truly belongs to us.  We charge what feels right, not what the market will bear.

I watched Tony Robbins on the Oprah channel about a year ago.  He was a ball of over-the-top excitement.  Following excitement is always bad news.  Even Oprah was jumping up and down screaming his affirmations, and she’s a fucking billionaire.

 

Level Confusion and God

Oprah, award show winners, and mega-preachers all say , “I’ve gotten all of this from God.”  More level confusion.  Oprah, for example, is gifted in her ability to interview people.  But her billions came from advertisers, marketing, and the “O” brand.  Viewers paid her with their time watching tons of ads instead of programming.  Her billions came from keeping more for herself than those who worked for her.  It came from taking risks and winning.  She plays the illusory game very well.  And I have no problem with the illusion as a game.  But don’t call winning the illusory game God’s plan or God’s will.  That’s lying.

The same thing happens when people say “God told me this or I channeled this from spirit.”  We fall for the trap thinking that their words are better than the words that we think.  I know that when people listen to their OWN True Self all the time, every problem on this planet will disappear.  I can’t wait.

 

The Reality

The reality is that we get money (even donations) from other people, not God.  So we have to really look for the highest level of equality and fairness.  We all want to get paid for offering our True Self expressed in products and services.  We don’t want a handout.  It looks like the illusion’s winners are doing this until you put freedom as the goal.  Then you see that most products and services hold people hostage or offer comfort for the zoo animals so they won’t try to escape.

An economy is part of an illusion that has a certain amount of money within it.  It’s not unlimited.  Abundance is thrown around by leveled-confused teachers, but it doesn’t exist within the illusion.  The illusion is all about limitation; those who get more than their share of that limitation win at the expense of others who lose.

Like the koala above, we lose our abundance when we get caged in the illusory zoo.  When others seem to take care of our needs, we give up abundance, freedom, and life itself.  The best example is the monastery.  We think monks are holy people, but they’re just cared for people.  They give up freedom of thought for a room and a couple of meals a day.  Most of the world takes jobs they don’t love; the zoo looks attractive because they fear they won’t find any eucalyptus leaves on their own.  That’s just not true; but if we believe it, it becomes our reality.

 

The Teachers

Speaking the truth at the false self level of reality is false.  It has no power at the wrong level of reality.  That’s why I expose the false and let you figure out your truth.

Let’s get real!  If you need to keep your gratitude journal, what are you?  Ungrateful.  If you need to focus on the positive, what are you?  Negative.  If you need to preach about abundance, you’re poverty in a great wrapper (or rapper if you are Yeezus!)  The True Self is already positive, grateful, and abundantly wired.  False masculine leaders teach us how to fix our false self to make it a True Self clone like them.  A True Self clone has a God complex and is admired in the illusion; but it’s unlikely to ever get free.  They’re trapped too; they just live in a nicer habitat.

These super false selves are so psychologically reversed that we can’t see their error.   We believe they’re True Selves.  That’s the problem.

They should feel emotion when speaking beliefs, but they don’t.  They think their beliefs are golden truth.  When we receive their projected words, we feel emotion like that excited Tony Robbins audience; but we don’t let go or walk away because we also get their psychological reversal.  We come to believe that they spoke the truth; after all, they’re successful.  We accept their projection and send them a check.

When we encounter beliefs that have been given to us by someone we once labeled good, nice, or enlightened, we generally feel emotions that we might label guilt, shame, or rebelliousness for letting go.  Our mind can think that we’re letting go of the truth.  That keeps us stuck.  We feel like we must hold on to the beliefs in case we need them later on.  And this brings us back to one of the biggest tricks of the illusion.  It tells us that it will give us what we can only get by letting go.  So just let go of these teachers, preachers, and leaders and their inspiring quotes; and you’ll find your own natural inspiration much more quickly.

Making Our Dreams (Desires) Come True

Rich and Poor, Apathy and Longing

By Cathy Eck

 

There’s no shortage of advice on the subject of manifesting desires.  I’ve probably heard and tried it all at some point in my life.  But often, after hanging out in those conversations, I’d find that I wasn’t manifesting my desires as promised.

Disillusioned, I’d think I just couldn’t get it.  Sometimes I’d feel post-manifest guilt if I willed people or things into my life with visualization or affirmation.  Often I was physically and mentally exhausted from my need to be spiritually worthy or keep my vibration tuned.  Mental hard work had replaced physical hard work.

 

What Do You Really Want?

By the time people come to me, they’re often in pretty deep apathy.  “I don’t want anything; I just want to be myself,” they say.  I get it; I felt like that once.  But apathy isn’t even close to freedom.  They’re further from their True Self than they were before their first workshop.  If you look at the our old  triangle process, apathy and longing sit at the bottom of the triangle.  We’ll hang out in longing until we give up, then we’ll laterally move over to apathy.  People often mistake apathy for  acceptance.

Rich and poor are another bottom of the triangle dynamic duo related to abundance.  Jesus said that the rich can’t get to heaven because he knew that the rich have the poor hidden within their unconscious mind.  They project their poor mindset on to others who take it because they’ve been taught to see money as evil.  The rich would have to unveil their own poverty mindset and let their poor projection off the hook to get to abundance (heaven).  He didn’t see them doing that.

Abundance got stretched out of form by new thought movements.  Abundance to the initiates was a state of mind where you knew that whatever you needed or truly desired could be manifested with a single powerful thought.  People often use the term abundance when they really mean rich or longing.  This creates level confusion.

 

True Versus False Desires

Desires that feel calm and peaceful are true.  When we can calmly enjoy something in our mind, it’s a true desire.  If our desires comes laced with emotions, like excitement or jealousy, then either the false self is blocking them or they aren’t true desires.  If desires remains after we let go of the false thoughts that are causing the emotion, they’re true desires; and they’re on their way to us.  If our desires are false, they’ll disappear.

Here’s a technique that I give to people (and myself) a lot.  Think of something you’ve wanted for a long time; picture it in your mind if you want.  Noticed if any emotion arises in your body.  Avoid labeling the emotion.  Focus your attention on the emotion until a thought arises.  Remember, don’t wallow in the emotion or analyze it, just witness it.  Thoughts that arise out of the emotion will generally be contrary to your desire.  It will appear to be true, but it’s not true.  It could be a past reality because it happened to you before or you saw it in others, but we’re not trying to prove reality.  We’re trying to get to the truth.

If you realize that the contrary thought isn’t true, you’ll be able to let it go.  If you think it is true, you’re screwed.  Your mind is blocking your desire.  Until you can get rid of that contrary thought or thoughts, your only option to get the desire is to will it — to force it to manifest.  That can work, but you’ll probably have post-manifest guilt.

Reality is the effect of the beliefs we’ve believed in the past.  Until we let them go, they create in our life.  You’re seeing the belief that caused the state you’re currently in.  Beliefs always look true when they rise up from our unconscious mind.  We suppressed them because they felt bad when we first heard them.  They rise up wearing the same mask they wore when we suppressed them.

Always remember that you can’t let go of the true self.  You can’t hurt anyone or anything by letting go.  If you stay with this exercise until all the emotion is gone, you’ll see things clearly.  Don’t get discouraged; this can take some work.  Ideally, you don’t take any action until it’s inspired — in other words, it’s joyous and obvious.

 

Guilt or Shame

Let’s say that you go shopping and buy a new suit.  It’s gorgeous, and you feel great.  After driving home, emotion erupts.  That means that a belief has been triggered by your action.  If you put your “observer” attention on the emotion and listen, usually a belief will rear its ugly little fat head like,  “I spent too much money.”  If you accept that belief, you’re screwed.  Your mind will go into reasoning, guilting, shaming, worrying, blaming, justifying, etc.  But if you notice that the belief, “I spent too much money,” doesn’t feel good, so it isn’t the truth; and if you let it go, you’ll go right back to enjoying your suit.

People have to drug and sooth themselves because they don’t catch that first belief that arises after an action, and they go right down the toilet into the illusion’s sewage dump.  That single, seemingly innocent, belief is the entry point into the illusion.  Once the illusion has your ass, you’ll be stuck in its trap.  If you don’t correct your thinking, you’ll eventually feel emotion with any purchase until you can barely buy a loaf of bread.  People over time move from cautious, to thrifty, to cheap, to greed.  The illusion is seductive.  That’s why it’s rare that people get free.

Desires aren’t bad.  But desires do piss off the illusion.  Beliefs come out of hiding to fight for their life when we honor or raise our desires.  If we are watchful and catch the false thoughts as they arise, we’ll not only get our desires, we’ll get freedom.

 

 

Money Isn’t the Root of All Evil, but It Sure Supports It

Abundance, Rich, Poor

Both Rich and Poor are Conditions of the False World.

By Cathy Eck

 

Is Money the Root of All Evil?

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for people walking the path of initiation is how to make money and pay their bills while continuing to clear their mind.  Money is a big source of level confusion because the rules for abundance (our natural state of being) are 180 degrees from the rules for making money in the illusion.

If we apply the triangle process, we easily see that abundance is the truth.  Rich and poor are both at the bottom of the triangle — so both are false.  Jesus said the rich have a hard time getting into heaven.  He was saying that it’s easier to give up a poverty mentality since you have nothing to lose than a rich mentality where you think you have everything to lose.  But in truth, both rich and poor mindsets keep us from Heaven on Earth.

Religion made poverty virtuous by emphasizing that money is evil and the rich can’t get to heaven while downplaying the fact that poverty doesn’t get one to heaven either.  You get to heaven by being your abundant True Self.

 

Bridge Careers

As we make our way out of the illusion, we need a bridge career. Any job can be a bridge career.  It’s the perspective we hold — not what we do.  I work as a bridge mentor or coach.  I don’t give people action steps to success or have them set goals to achieve.  I don’t motivate them.  I support them in letting go of the beliefs that stand in their way.

If I were a healer or doctor, I’d stop medicating people and chopping them up without first helping them look into their minds and let go.  If I were a lawyer, I’d mediate issues and help people see the truth of their situation.  If I was a barista, I’d let go of every judgment I felt for customers, bosses, or fellow employees. If I were a laborer, I’d challenge my arising thoughts while I worked.  Entertainment, the arts, or feel-good services like massage make great bridge careers.

 

How To Charge Others?

Charging for services varies by individuals and changes as we let go, but there are certain beneficial guidelines.  In the illusion, people try to get more than they give.  In initiation, we reverse that.  In the illusion, people speak in level confusion.  They tell someone they’re healing them when they’re merely removing their latest symptoms.  We must be honest about what we’re providing.  In the illusion, we market; in initiation, we express our True Selves and allow people to choose what we offer.

We must stop charging to fix effects in people and start letting go of causes.  (Obviously, plumbers can’t ask the toilet to let go).  It’s very fair to charge for our services as we assist others to freedom.  After all, those who keep them stuck are charging mega-bucks.

 

Tithing

The original notion of tithing made sense.  People gave money to the truly wise ones because they wanted to be like them.  Money was like casting a vote — it set your direction in life.  You certainly didn’t tithe to someone selling beliefs.

People still vote with their money. However, few people realize that there’s another option beyond the illusion.  So they continue to feed the illusion with their spending choices.  As people stop funding the false institutions, they’ll come down quickly.  Money will go to those who live from the truth making the truth more valuable than beliefs.

Initiates don’t usually need much money.  Most initiates live elegantly (because they appreciate beauty and fine workmanship) and comfortably (because they aren’t martyrs), but simply (because they don’t have false desires).

 

Charity

Charity doesn’t exist outside the illusion.  It’s an insult to give to someone out of lack; you give only out of love or appreciation. The best gift we can give to another is to let go of the belief in our mind that they need charity.  Let go of the belief that another can suffer or can’t find their way.  Help them to see their beliefs and let go if they ask for help, but don’t feed their addictions to entitlement, false thinking, or poverty.  We want to help them fish for a lifetime, not feed them for a day.

When people can no longer solve their problems with money, they start letting go.  They have incentive to change their minds.

 

Abundance

Abundance is our natural state.  Many new thought teachers have preached about abundance creating a new breed of rich people suffering from extreme level confusion. Abundance became ice cream piled high on a dish of smelly manure. People talked about abundance while hiding or ignoring their beliefs in lack.  When we hide beliefs, we project them.

Rich people perpetuate poverty while looking philanthropic.  They give money to fix the effects of their own projections.  The sleaziest ones ask for donations so we’ll pay to fix their projections.  If they took responsibility for their projections and let go, poverty would end.

People who live in true abundance don’t wish for it, don’t affirm it into being, and don’t market it.  They just live it and enjoy it.

 

Money Isn’t the Root of All Evil

The root of all evil is the belief in good and evil.  The root of all evil is thinking or behaving in a way that supports good-evil, win-lose, rich-poor, dominance-submission, or right-wrong.  Blaming money takes our eyes off our beliefs and puts them on something that we currently use and need in our society.

In my vision of Heaven on Earth, I see a world of creative expression, where everyone is freely giving and receiving.  People give their gifts and talents and get what they need from others who are also freely giving their gifts and talents. That’s perfection.  But until we get there, money (as a medium of exchange) will do just fine.