A Different View of the Story of the Tower of Babel

Tower of Babel

By Cathy Eck

 

The Lord’s Version

Today is my 200th post.  In honor of that milestone, I thought I’d write about my favorite fucked-up Bible story, the Tower of Babel.  It’s sad that the Tower of Babel story was so distorted; it’s really a beautiful, meaningful story.  I intend to demonstrate how shifting our perspective can transform even the most confusing and disempowering stories.  Here’s the story from Ye Ole King James Bible Genesis 11:

1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

 

The Lord

The error begins when we mistake Lord for the Creator God.  The God of Genesis I was a Creator (or creative force); after Genesis I, God became the angry, judgmental, power-hungry inventor of man’s false self and knowledge of good and evil.  The rest of the Old Testament is mostly about life in the Lord’s illusion where rules, beliefs, and false Gods rule.  It’s about reward and punishment for the Lord’s benefit, not for the benefit of the people or the earth.

This is a very important story.  Lord is still ruling the earth today.

 

The People

Lord recognizes that the children building the Tower of Babel communicate very well; they’re a powerful creative force — like the real God that Lord despises.  So Lord says:  “now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”  Lord is threatened.  He’s saying, “I can’t control these people.  They’re true creators.  Who will build my castles and shine my bling?”  His power depends on obedient slaves.

Lord decides to confound their language or speech, because Lord is an ass.  He presumes that their outer communication created their unity.  Different ways of speaking don’t unite or divide.

What did he mean?  Common vision unites us.  Beliefs divide us.  We accept beliefs only when our emotions are confounded.  The truth has no emotional component.  Beliefs are loaded with emotion, but we’re confounded to psychologically reverse our discrimination so we accept thoughts that feel horrible.  Then we create in the image and likeness of Lord, not God.

Lord confounded our universal language — our natural discrimination system so we wouldn’t know the difference between truth and beliefs (false).  Lord made the children’s True Self behavior wrong.

At the True Self level, we’re all one.  We think in harmony.  At the false self (belief) level, we’re separate; we’re designed that way.  Authorities, at all levels, behave like Lord.  Most of us experienced a Tower of Babel moment before we we’re able to talk.

This story reinforces some horrible beliefs, like authority figures have more power than our own True Self.  It convinces us to drop our desires and submit to the desires of authority (supporting the illusion).  We fear that our True Self is bad or wrong.  We even fear joy because we believe punishment will follow.  Lies, lies, lies…but the beliefs of many appear true.  But they aren’t true; they’re just reality.

False leaders “Divide and Conquer.”  If we’re separated into different religions, political parties, races, or sexual preferences, the completely unqualified, but highly focused, elite Lords easily rule the world.

 

It’s Not Pride

The religious believe this is a story of pride based on Verse 4, “Let us make us a name.”  Bullshit!  Harmony is never prideful. Making a name wasn’t prideful because their intention was pure.  They were caught in the illusion and wanted to get back to Heaven to speak with their True God, which is a metaphor for wanting to return to their True Self perspective.  The story says they feared separation.  Separation is the consequence of accepting the false self, belief-driven perspective, of their Lord.

Here’s a little Jeopardy test:  “This was a prideful one who falsely accused his followers of being prideful.”  “Alex, that would be ‘What is Lord?'”  Yes!  This story was an example of projection.  Lord projected his own disgusting pride on the innocent children.

 

All One

I communicate with people from all over the world, representing different races, ages, sexual preferences, religions, and political perspectives.  On the way into the illusion, we all look very different.  But on the way out, the differences drop, and we start harmonizing; we see eye to eye.  It constantly amazes me.

We do have one language — emotions.  Our God-given emotional communication system discriminates between lies and truth.  Those who lie don’t want us to know that because discrimination is REAL power.  Emotions (once we remove our psychological reversals) tell us when we’re living in or returning to Heaven on Earth and when we’re hell bound.  They provide divine communication that’s flawless; they dump Lord off his pedestal, complete the Tower of Babel, and reconnect Heaven and Earth.

What If I Like My Beliefs? What Do I do With Annoying Believers? Etc.

apple a day

By Cathy Eck

 

Beliefs and Believers

Beliefs aren’t really a problem if we truly understand that they’re all false. Believers of all sorts fear other peoples’ beliefs; they think the others’ beliefs can affect them.  Beliefs can’t affect us unless we believe them.  Really!  Likewise, prophecy only affects people who accept it as true.

This wisdom makes life inherently fair.  But believers do need opposition to take their imaginary punishments.  For a long time, I feared believers; that fear cast me into unwanted roles within their illusions.  Once I no longer believed them, they lost their false power over me.

People with strong beliefs challenge us during initiation.   They show us what we still believe.  That’s a valuable service.  We also get to practice not judging them for having beliefs.  They’re living a false illusion; but they aren’t bad.

Beliefs die a natural death without human fuel.  Consequently, believers hate when we ignore them; but too often we argue with them.  Arguing puts us on their false level.  We lose when they say we offend them.  We’ll lose if they trigger doubt in us by pulling out an out-of-context Bible verse.  Many Food Police would reel me in with their charisma as they talked about their bullshit belief of the day.  Believers are always armed and ready to defend their beliefs.

Resist their pull to battle; it only gives them power.  Just realize that their beliefs are false and let them go.  In this way, you stay in power.  You see, us nonbelievers aren’t psychologically reversed like them, we feel the emotions that they should feel since they just lied.  But they believe they spoke the one-and-only truth — they feel nothing.  In most any battle, the emotional person loses.  Chances are, that will be us.

However, if we discriminate and let go, the emotions we feel leave us and return to their source — the believer.  If we stay in our True Self, said believer must deal with their own emotions.  If we’re wise, we give them what they fear most — unconditional love.  Pure love dissolves anything false.  It’s the most powerful weapon in the universe.  I never attack a believer; but if they attack me, I shoot them with love.  They hate it.

 

What if We Can’t Let Go?

There’s no belief you can’t let go.  However, letting go often takes time.  What if you’re in an urgent situation, like a health crisis?  You can feel lost between two worlds.  The best and safest thing to do is to honestly admit that you don’t believe you can let go right now; follow your beliefs to the letter.  Do whatever you believe will result in healing the effects.  After the crisis is over, let go around that subject until you release the causal belief.  Regardless of what you’re told by experts, the problem will disappear and not return when you no longer hold the causal belief in mind.

My biggest surprise around letting go, and what comes as a shock to people I mentor, is that any situation that we didn’t fix at the cause earlier in life will come up again in initiation.  If we had a physical problem earlier in life, it’s wise to look at the beliefs that caused that problem while our health is still good and our mind clear.  If we had relationship problems that we fixed with therapy or boundaries, get ready!  People often get upset when they regain the weight they once lost through dieting and exercise.  They fixed the effect, not the cause.  We’ll probably meet these problems again, but now we’ll know how to let go.  This time, we’ll remove the cause.

 

Can I keep my religion?

Of course. You won’t be completely free, but you can keep it.  I recommend that anyone with a tradition, practice, or religion, which they believe they want to keep, should live it fully, honestly, and completely.  Do it exactly as prescribed.  Don’t cheat.  In that way, you’ll see it for what it is.

When you practice a tradition, practice, or religion selectively, you’re not really following the tradition.  You pick up all of the beliefs of that tradition, yet don’t follow the protocol — that’s dangerous.  Many people make up their own rebellious rules or beliefs — not realizing that their modifications have no power against the fundamentalists’ beliefs.

If you live any belief system fully without cheating and still like it, then keep it.  But don’t become a zealot.  Even if it works for you, it’s still a belief system; it’s unfair to force others to accept your beliefs.

 

Challenging Beliefs

Many of us were taught to never challenge another person’s beliefs.  It’s certainly not good to argue over beliefs since we get the cooties of the person we argue with.  But we must challenge the beliefs within our own minds.

If another person has beliefs, and they’re happy with them, then I just make sure that I don’t believe them and infect my mind.  However, if they ask me to listen to their problems, to help them fix their problems, or to take care of them in some way, then that’s a request for help.  I give them support by helping them find their causal belief and let that belief go.  I’m not a caretaker.  If they don’t want their belief challenged, then they can fix their own problem.  I won’t fix their effects.  Jesus demonstrated this by “letting the dead bury the dead.”  In other words, those in the illusion can take care of the illusion’s problems.

Generally, I’ll only help another clean up their mess if they let go since I know the problem won’t happen again.  When people are forced to take responsibility for the effects of their beliefs, they often choose to let go.  My methods sound cruel to some, but they’re not.  In my experience, when I hold people to the truth, they often rise to the occasion.  When I rescue someone who’s drowning, I usually drown with them.

Simple Lessons On Unity, Wisdom, and Unconditional Love

Cruise Ship

By Cathy Eck

 

Several years ago, I was deep into researching the roots of all religion.  I had my nose in books most of the time, I’d gathered lots of knowledge and unveiled much wisdom on a range of topics.  I wanted to travel to places that I had studied but was low on funds.  I got the idea that perhaps I could speak on cruise ships after hearing a cruise ship speaker talking about the Mayan calendar; he recited the facts well but didn’t understand the calendar.  So I worked out a way to spend three months a year at sea speaking on cruise ships.  (FYI:  I will help anyone get free, but I don’t help people get jobs on cruise ships.)

I loved being at sea and visiting places I’d studied.  My talks covered mythology, ancient cultures and religions, ancient sacred places.  Sometimes I told interesting backstories about famous people like Columbus or Michelangelo.  I talked about the Knights Templar, native traditions, and even Atlantis.  I didn’t hold back on the wisdom.  If it was right for the talk, I said it.  People of all religions seemed to enjoy and accept what I said, which surprised me.  I started to understand how the truth on any subject does cut through the bullshit like a knife.  It unites us.  It seemed as if people forgot their beliefs for the hour that we hung out together each day.

 

Lesson 1

I stayed around after my talks for private conversations or questions; people usually lined up to talk to me.  Lots of them wanted to recruit me into their religion.  They would wine and dine me, give me a great sales pitch about how their path was “The One,” then they’d confess that they loved their religion, but it could use a little tweaking.  If I would come on board perhaps I could help them make it right.  I realized that people often believe that they can’t leave their religion, but they aren’t blind to its flaws.  They deeply want to improve it.  Of course, as a reader of this blog, you know that you can’t fix anything in the illusion.  The True Self lives outside the illusion.  To get to the truth, we must let go of the false, including false religion.  While I did say “No” to those offers, I learned a lot about religions.

 

Lesson 2

While on a repositioning cruise from Barcelona to Dubai, I gave nine talks, about Greece, Egypt, and Dubai, which were very popular.  The talks were early in the morning, but they were well attended; no one fell asleep.  I had an audience that speakers dream about.

One elderly woman came in early every day.  She always sat in the back.  The last day, she introduced herself to me.  She told me that she was 92 years old.  She snuck out of her room each morning while her husband was still asleep to attend my talks.  She attended every one.  She smiled at me, took my hand, and said, “All my life people told me that I was stupid.  I believed them.  But you talked about some very complex topics, and I followed every minute of them.  I’ve never been so happy.  I think about these presentations all day long.  Today while listening, I realized that I’m not stupid.”  We hugged and cried.  I explained to her that by some miracle, she had retained access to her truth even when no one else saw it.  What she couldn’t learn was knowledge, which was worthless anyway.  She told me that if she died tomorrow, she’d die knowing she was a wise woman.  She inspired me and still does.  When I feel that I just can’t do this work anymore, I think of her.

 

Lesson 3

One day, I was explaining the astrological symbolism behind the Sun God.  The sun was the metaphor for God because it was perceived as eternal, gave light and warmth, and was unconditional in its giving.  It didn’t care what race, culture, or tribe you were from.  It didn’t judge you as good or evil.  Everyone received it’s gifts.  It’s an amazing metaphor, and shows that the ancient people were wise.  They simply weren’t civilized or learned.  But wisdom trumps knowledge every time.

Civilization replaced the Garden of Eden, created a new God with laws, and made earlier people into barbarians.  The illusion was born.

In my talk, I explained how meaningful the Sun metaphor is today.  It’s a reminder of the power of unconditional love.  After the talk, a woman came up to me.  She said, “Could you please explain to me what unconditional love feels like?  I don’t think I’ve ever felt it.”  I tried different metaphors that often work — children, pets — she got that right away.  But then she looked down, paused, and qualified her statement.  In a soft voice, she said, “I mean what does it feel like when you receive it from another?”  I had to confess, I too didn’t really know.  I’d never felt it from another either.  But I’d felt it inside myself.  She brought up a sad reality.  Most of us haven’t received unconditional love.  Society has replaced it with romance, care taking, and lust.  In fact, to most people unconditional love feels bad because it threatens that which is false inside of them.  Unconditional love dissolves that which isn’t true.  And for those who want to hold on to their beliefs, it’s the enemy.

 

These wonderful people planted seeds in my mind giving birth to many of the techniques I offer today.  Everything I write about and share is designed to get us back to our True Self — the place of unconditional love, wisdom, and unity.  Regardless of our religion or culture, if we’re honest, we all seek the True Self.  We think we lost it; we’re told we left it in Eden.  That’s a lie.  Our True Self still shines just like the sun; it’s immortal, universal, light, warm, and completely unconditional.

Lust, Clergy, Gurus, and A Man Called God

Sai Baba, A Man Called God

By Cathy Eck

 

A Man Called God

Yesterday, I saw an amazing film at the “San Diego Black Film Festival” entitled, “A Man Called God.”  The description read:  “India’s most infamous Holy man, a fanatical cult, fifty million followers, one American family, an epic tragedy…”  I had a hunch I knew the film’s message; but quite frankly, I was shocked that anyone had the guts to tell it.

Years ago, I lived in a small town in Virginia that was filled with devotees of a guru called “Master Charles.”  I watched people slowly lose themselves; eventually, they couldn’t do anything unless the guru gave them permission.  They were possessed.  They thought they were spiritual, but they were really just fucking lost.  You could see it in their eyes.

In addition, I also met many New Agers.  Much of what they said sounded true until they talked about their gurus — often Sai Baba.  I’d feel strong agitation in my stomach — the feeling you get before you vomit.

Ironically, my ex-husband had priest friends, and I felt that same level of emotion in my stomach every time I was around them.  My body simply couldn’t stomach them, but I thought perhaps there was something wrong with me.

For communication purposes, I’ll label this emotion disgust or lust.  But you can’t let go of a labeled emotion.  In truth, the emotion was my True Self screaming that these men or their devotees/believers were speaking falsehood.  I mostly just politely ignored them — unless they tried to recruit me.  Then I honestly told them what I felt.  At which point, I was severely judged.

 

Clergical Lust

Why is there so much lust in clergy?  More important, why do followers turn a blind eye even when they know abuse exists?

Lust was probably the real reason early Biblical leaders had so many wives.  If someone is spewing beliefs (lies) all day long, they become filled with emotions.  Their emotions were saying:  Let go.  Shut up.  But they believe their minds are telling the truth — their strong emotions must be validation of righteousness.

Lots of these men turn their emotion into charisma and dissipate it on followers.  Others gravitate to violence or war.  Many turn to sex.  When we don’t know the purpose of our emotions, and we can’t let them go, we project the release outside of us; and we do awful things to ourselves and others to get emotional relief. 

 

The Story (Spoiler Alert)

Kristoff St. John wrote and produced the film.  I learned that he’s famous for his Emmy-winning performance on the American soap, “The Young and the Restless,”

As a young boy, about thirty years ago, Kristoff’s stepmother became enamored with Sai Baba.  She took young Kristoff to India.  Sai Baba asked Christopher St. John, Kristoff’s father and a famous actor/film artist, to make a documentary about him.  Consequently, Christopher arrived in India with a full camera crew and began filming.

One day, young Kristoff talked to some local college students (something forbidden by Sai Baba).  They told him that Baba had sexually abused them; they were paid to keep quiet.

Meanwhile, Kristoff’s stepmother was becoming possessed by Sai Baba.  The look in her eyes says it all (picture below); it’s a look I’d seen by every devotee in Virginia.  All she wanted was a look, touch, or word from her guru so she could feel whole.

Eventually Kristoff was sexually abused by Baba.  Contrary to orders, he told his father.  The story evolves, and Sai Baba forces the family to leave; his stepmother didn’t leave until her life was threatened.  Other devotees, whom they’d met in India, ended up mysteriously dead.

The raw footage of this movie is old.  But Kristoff and his team put it together beautifully; it’s a work of art with a powerful message.  Kristoff had to heal before telling the story.  San Diego was his first showing, and his ten-year old daughter was present.  He didn’t hide this horror from her — I could see how much she appreciated that.  It brought them closer.  Honesty doesn’t harm our children; it’s our secrets that harm them.

Sai Baba died on Easter, 2011, with a $9 billion estate.  Devotees took his Easter death as a sign, but the truth was they simply took him off life support.  Sai Baba was famous for producing white dust from thin air — vibhuti.  Turns out, Sai Baba’s grandfather was a famous magician; it was a damn good trick.

A Man Called God

 

The Trap

In the east, it’s gurus.  In the west, it’s the Pope, his minions, or the false notion of Jesus as God.  Why do people follow these false teachers?  It’s simple.  We’re trained to follow our emotions — we believe relief is outside of us.  We’re not trained to let go of causal beliefs.

When I felt emotion around gurus, clergy, or their followers, I viewed it as a signal from my True Self to ignore them.  When believers feel emotion, they think it’s a sign of truth.  Devotees say they feel unconditional love from the guru — but it’s actually magnetism.  The gurus and clergy hold a belief that they have the truth; the followers also believe their gurus or clergy have the truth.  The complementary beliefs magnetically link creating a false sense of calmness. When we try to pull away, we feel the strong emotions again; we often run right back for relief.

I felt validated watching the film.  I’d often been judged for my repulsion to gurus and clergy.  The devotees/believers labeled me unspiritual and even evil.  Often I wondered if they were right; I’d fall into seeming endless sadness.   But I’ve learned that if we continue to trust our emotions, and use them as designed, eventually the truth does set us free.

I applaud Kristoff.  Having the courage to share the truth without even an ounce of victimhood set him free of his past.  He’s created a huge crack in the illusion leading the way for others to expose the con men in their life.

A Man Called God

Shortcut to Freedom: Win-Win Taken to the Extreme

Jesus Breaking Cross

By Cathy Eck

 

Shortcut to Freedom

A powerful shortcut to freedom is to take the concept of win-win to the extreme.  This is especially true if we need to see our religious, social, or cultural beliefs because they tend to look acceptable and normal.

We must understand how to use win-win as a tool for letting go of our false masculine mind to bring peace back to earth.  But hardly anyone can or will do it.

 

An Example

Recently, I went to the Prohibido Museo de Arte Extremo in Cuenca, Ecuador, where I’m still living temporarily.  It had an assortment of dragons, gothic art, monsters, and taboo pieces.  It was clearly one man’s life passion; he was very talented.  It was a courageous expression of art since Cuenca is an extremely religious town.

I was surprised when my Christian housemates recommended it to me.  After I visited Arte Extremo, we discussed the sculpture above.  It’s Jesus breaking his cross.

One of the things that started me searching for the initiation teachings was the Christian notion that authorities could kill God.  God represents omnipotence and immortality.  Either Jesus didn’t die; or he wasn’t God.  The notion that Jesus died for our sins as a martyr was an attempt to make sense of the crucifixion, but it fails miserably as a story ending.

I theorized that the correct perspective to Jesus’ story would cause it to read like a novel.  It would contain no contradictions.  The conclusion would be a logical ending to the story.  This project took about eight years of research.  In addition, I had to let go of everything that  I thought I knew about Jesus.  Eventually, I found the perspective I sought; it was called initiation.  My theory, which became my Ph.D. dissertation, proved to be sound.  Jesus’ story did read like an ancient novel from the initiate’s perspective.

Since my project, religious art has taken on new life.  So many great artists, like Michelangelo and da Vinci, had an initiate’s perspective and gave us clues through their art.  Only those who had eyes to see saw the clues.  I had no doubt that this extreme artist was tuned into the initiates’ channel.

Jesus breaking his cross represented freedom in initiation.  The cross was a metaphor for being stuck in the illusion.  A God wouldn’t be stuck in the illusion.  The sculpture from this perspective expressed a win-win point of view.  Jesus would be telling us to break our crosses, not wear them around our neck.  It seems that the artist saw Jesus as a true God, more powerful than any distorted human authority’s perspective.  Isn’t that how a God would be?  Wouldn’t a God save us little mortals from authority?

Who benefits from believing that authority is more powerful than God?  Authority does.  If authority can kill God, what chance in hell do we have?  We’ll blindly obey.

 

Win-Win Perspective

I discussed the sculpture with my housemates after my return from the museum.  One of them said that he wasn’t offended at all.  He views art as expression that often challenges our thinking; this artist did what many artists do.

The other was bothered by the sculpture and saw it as anti-Christian.  She said that it’s wrong to say Jesus didn’t die because he did.  I could see where she was coming from.  Her beliefs connected her to a special group perspective, and it’s all she’d ever known.  She believed that she was saved and Jesus was her savior.

Getting free isn’t about proving who’s right or wrong, it’s about win-win or win-lose.  Her saving has no value unless all people are fallen sinners.  The initiates didn’t believe in sin; they believed in wrong thinking, which could be dropped.  My housemate’s belief that Jesus died for our sins requires Jesus, a God, to have died.  If he broke the cross and stood up to authority, the whole belief system would shatter.  If all people are sinners, and Jesus didn’t save anyone, then she’s hell-bound scum just like the rest of us.  The artist pulled the magic carpet out from beneath the Christian savior illusion with one silent statue.  But look what happens when we join him.  Authority loses its power; we move toward win-win.  Jesus didn’t die; authority did.

If God can’t be harmed by authority, and if we all have a True Self (God) aspect within, then authority has no real power.  We can only be harmed by authority if we obey them, believe them, and accept their perspective as true.  Isn’t that exactly what religion does to people?  The religious perspective kills Jesus everyday so that we don’t have to deal with our own sinning (false thinking).

When we hold on to win-lose, we lose our own chance at freedom.  We don’t just harm others; we hurt ourselves.  In the eyes of truth, we aren’t truly good until we can live from win-win in the extreme — where our perspective is so expansive that it gives everyone the potential to win (without having to accept our beliefs).

Extreme win-win forces us to purify our masculine false mind.  We become harmless to anyone and everyone.  Expanding our perspective to see if it’s win-win for all turns us into true leaders.  It  forces our false mind to be objective and unconditionally loving.  Once our mind is win-win to the extreme, it’s returned to the way it was initially — the goal of initiation.

The final test of initiation was the crucifixion.  The initiate took one last dip into a powerless, feminine role.  This was my purpose in coming to Ecuador — to allow my own remaining beliefs to come at me — and they did.  This is why Jesus didn’t fight in his story.  Instead of doing harm to others, the initiate allowed whatever was left in their mind to be done to themselves.  The key was to realize that whatever came at them was false.  If they failed the test, they died.  If they passed the test, they lived as resurrected beings, completely free of the illusion.

 

Prohibido Museo Arte De Extremo, Cuenca, Ecuador

Initiation: You Can’t Worship Two Masters

Find the kingdom of heaven

By Cathy Eck

 

Initiation was All About the Mind

People are surprised to learn that one of the best patterns of initiation is the story of Jesus.  No one knows for sure if Jesus was real or if he was simply the initiation poster child.  He’s not a big character in history books of his time.  No one has found his body and DNA tested it.  It’s highly possible that his story was just a model for those who wanted to find their way back to perfection.  It’s the perfect story for that purpose if you can see Jesus as an initiate — a man who is letting go of the illusions that he sees within the world.  This enables him to become a Son of God.

Real or not, Jesus said a lot of cool things because his words were truthful.  As an initiate, he understood the difference between true and false.  He didn’t waste words because he knew that words had creative power.

Sadly, Christianity has really distorted his message.  Christians are extremely disrespectful of his teachings.  They did to Jesus what has been done to everything else that fell out of Eden on this planet.  They made his life about physical events and what to do to be labeled good; they took his words out of context to prove themselves right.

Jesus never asked people to become clones of him or to worship him; he asked them to follow him on the path to truth.  When he said, “Follow me,” an initiate would know that he meant to follow his True Self.  He wouldn’t be so stupid as to ask you to follow his false self or play Simon Says.  He hated the religions of his time because they were about beliefs.  He simply wanted people to be their unconditionally loving and powerful True Selves.

He spoke as the True Self so that people would get comfortable listening to the truth.  Hopefully they’d recognize the same voice in themselves and others.  But people took his way of speaking to mean that he was the one and only Son of God.  He clearly told people that God was inside of them, and they could do what he could do.

 

You Can’t Worship Two Masters

When he said, “You can’t worship two masters,” he meant that you can’t be in two minds at the same time.  He could see that part of their mind knew the truth.  While another very strong part was fearfully (and blindly) obedient to the illusion.  They were mixing the two voices (or minds) together instead of seeing them as two different paths with two completely different destinations.  You’ll recognize this as level confusion.

Level confusion is our Achilles’ Heal on the initiate’s path.  The familiar false voices can be very loud.  The collective mind looks powerful.   The illusion survives by mixing true words with false beliefs creating massive inner and outer confusion.

To get out of the false illusion, we have to discriminate and drop our own false beliefs so that we’re left with the pure truth.  Since, you can’t accidentally let go of the truth, you can’t screw up by letting go.  But the false mind won’t tell you that.  It causes people to be afraid of letting beliefs go as if they might accidentally drop a kidney or an ear.

 

Letting the Old Master Go

People start reading my blog or come to me for support because they see the cracks in the illusion.  But they don’t know what to do about what they see.  If they share their observations, they appear to be crazy or anti-social.  The new master (their True Self) is calling them; but the old master is still screaming orders.  Jesus had this issue when he couldn’t do miracles in his hometown.  He had to let go of his own beliefs that his family could hold him back.  He had to move forward toward the truth and ignore the voices in his head from the past.

As we move forward in initiation, our old voices of fear interrogate us.  If I don’t honor the beliefs of my friends, they won’t like me.  If I don’t honor my family’s beliefs, they’ll banish me.  If I don’t honor the beliefs of the political system, I’ll look like a traitor.  If I really behave from my True Self, I won’t look humble.  If I don’t pretend that we have enemies and support the troops, I’ll look like I don’t care about my country.  If I don’t look sorry for those who have created a mess of their life, I’ll look rude or uncaring.  Most of what comes up is some form of, “I’ll look bad.”  The fear of looking bad can be very powerful.  We must remember that the True Self is good (with no opposite).

Jesus looked bad to those vested in the false self of his day; he didn’t fit in.  He sounded strange to the religious and political people.  He found it more comfortable to be with children than adults.  He was angry at the system, the status quo.  Nothing has changed.  If he appeared today, the very religion that was modeled after him would treat him like crap, if they even recognized him.

Often when we see the truth, we get scared and go right back to fitting in.  It’s too much to handle; it’s too scary to be different in this crazy world.  Welcome to the world of initiation.  It looks terrifying.

The false self (which includes religion) tells us that is it protecting us, when it’s really causing all of our problems and destroying our life.  The truth is that every time I’ve let go, I’ve found less fear and less risk in my life.  The false self becomes less powerful as you keep letting go.  Eventually, we crucify the whole thing.  Then we are truly reborn.

 

The deeper meaning of the Golden Rule is found in The Huna Golden Rule.

Judgment and The Life Review

Judgment and understanding

By Cathy Eck

 

Judgment Day

Years ago, I was giving a “No Labels, No Lies” presentation.  A Fundamentalist Christian woman stood up and said, “It sounds like you’re doing the Christian Judgment Day and the Life Review while alive.”  I hadn’t thought of it that way.  But she was right.  Initiation takes the lies (the false self) out of religion; it purifies it.

When people have near death experiences, they often say that they’re shown what it’s like to walk in the shoes of their enemy.  They see and feel the hurt that they projected on others.  They also describe a tremendous beauty and joy, which I suspect is the reward of their True Self’s unconditional love finally being returned to them by those that couldn’t or wouldn’t love them in their physical body.

Religion basically postpones what ancient people called initiation until you die.  Initiation was all about being saved or reborn but not because of a ceremony.

No ceremony makes people compassionate or unconditionally loving, but initiation did.  Of course, if everyone could heal their life, love their neighbor, and be free, they wouldn’t need religion, they wouldn’t need government, and they wouldn’t buy most of those stupid products that businesses sell.

In a Babylonian creation myth, there’s a line that says the Gods decided to invent humans so someone could worship them.  Another lines says that they needed servants because they wanted constant leisure.  The huge gap between the haves and the have nots would disappear very quickly if people did the Judgment Day Life Review while alive.  False superiority would end.

We were trapped in the illusion by others, but we hold ourselves hostage.  We can’t blame those who taught us to postpone freedom, gratification, and unconditional love if we can let their false teachings go.  We postpone our return to Heaven on earth because don’t want to see and feel what we’ve done to others when we imposed our beliefs on them.  Needing to be right about our beliefs keeps us in prison.  Letting go sets us free.

 

No Judgment; No Blame

I’ve been going through this life review while alive process for years.  While judgment and blame seem neverending in physical form, they vanish when you let your beliefs go.  Anything you did wrong in the illusion was from a belief.  Once you let the causal belief go, you realize it never really happened.  Your mind returns to the Garden of Eden.  You remember who you truly are — your True Self.  You’re only letting go of the false self, and you don’t miss it at all.  Why would you ever miss blame, guilt, shame, or judgment?

In truth, there’s no evil or wrong; what appeared to be evil or wrong was simply false.  And, false has no power unless we give our power to false by labeling it true.  You don’t miss your false relationships, false authority, stupid jobs, unpaid bills, diseases (even the ones you got payoffs for), or even the false Gods.

Initiation is different than the Judgment Day we’ve been sold by religion.  Removing judgment is really about understanding.  I once had someone in my life that sent hate my way for decades.  I wasn’t mean back to them.  So, I actually thought that I was complete with them.  But I wasn’t.  In initiation, I had to see what it was like to walk in their shoes and how and why they viewed me as they did.  To understand someone means to stand under them.  If we feel stuck under someone’s thumb, we probably haven’t tried to understand them.   We’ve used our energy to rebel against them, get even with them, or get them to change.  Not understanding others is a form of judgment.  Understanding allows us to discriminate and unconditionally love at the same time.

Initiation and the Judgment Day aren’t about fixing right and wrong and good and evil; they’re about seeing through the illusion to true and false.  Regardless of which side of the bottom of the triangle, we’re on, we’ve got clean up work to do.

I had to really understand how this person’s beliefs gave them their point of view.  I had to gain true love and honest compassion for them.  I had to bring my memories of them to true completion.  I had to remember them before they gave hatred to me — true forgiving.  Until then, I blocked my own freedom.

It feels weird to do this because it’s never discussed.  True forgiving involves forgetting.  We think this cleansing will occur at death; so we don’t attempt to do it in life.  Consequently, we continue to need death, and we never really live.  Ancient masters taught that death is an addiction because we don’t want to love our enemies unconditionally.  We’d rather die.

 

The Reward

Edgar Cayce, the sleeping prophet, said that when we become our True Self (he used the word life), we don’t need death.  Here is one of his many quotes on rejuvenation.

He hath shown the way; not by some mysterious fluid, not by some unusual vibration, but by the simple method of living that which is life itself.  Think no evil; speak no evil; hear no evil.  And as the truth flows as a stream of life through the mind in all its phases or aspects, and purifies same, so will it purify, revivify and rejuvenate the body (294-183).

When we let go of evil (beliefs), we start to live.  Live is evil spelled backwards — a clue.  This doesn’t mean to deny or suppress evil or thoughts of judgment.  It means to let them ALL go.  No one can possibly get free using that which is taught in religion because they hold the notion of evil as real while trying to rise above it.  Initiation was about letting go of the entire notion of evil, because it’s false.  When you do, what remains is the truth.  Then you are free.

 

 

 

Freedom and Death are in Different Realities

Heaven isn't in the clouds

By Cathy Eck

 

Fear of Freedom

A long time ago, religion did a very clever thing.  They associated freedom and reward with death.  This confusion keeps many people from pursuing the path of initiation.  Those who are on the path to freedom have to deal with the beliefs that were planted by those who don’t want freedom for everyone.  These beliefs are often laced with enormous amounts of fear…making them look very true.

 

How We Get Tricked

Recently my dad sent me a very cute picture of a four-year old boy and his huge dog.    A story followed that was designed to tug at our heart-strings (I just realize I have no fucking clue what a heart-string is).  The dog had cancer, and the parents decided to put him down.  After it was done, the vet got tears in his eyes.  He said, “This is never easy.  I hate doing it.”  Now that’s a sign that he shouldn’t be doing it, but that isn’t the lesson in this story.  Then the vet said, “I love animals.  Why do they live such short lives?”  The boy answered confidently.  “My dog learned unconditional love; humans take a longer time to learn it.”  

So did you get sucked in?  Most reading this would immediately think “Oh, the wisdom of children.”  The reality is, “Oh how quick they brainwash the children.”  The statement sounds lovely, but it implies that once we learn unconditional love, we have no reason to be here.  It implies that no living human is unconditionally loving.  This is the world this child was being trained to see?

The example demonstrates how we get hooked into many illusory beliefs. I see these kind of heart-string quotes nearly every day on social media.  The words sound nice; however, most people don’t think about what the quotes really mean.

I often ask the people who I mentor what scares them about freedom?  Most think they’ll die.  They’ve been trained that freedom and heaven are the same.  Others say they’ll be poor and lonely.  Some believe that freedom means they’ll be an outcast or homeless.  My personal favorite is the one that says you don’t get rewarded until you die.  This is very helpful to people who need slaves to do their heavy lifting so they can drink tea and eat bonbons all day.  We can thank religion for most of these disempowering beliefs.  Few people notice that the very people who tell them to delay gratification aren’t delaying their own gratification.  There are a lot of Jesus-following churches that are very rich; but no one sees the irony in that.

 

Choose Your Mentors Wisely

You don’t want someone to mentor you who’s afraid of freedom.  Years ago, I was desperate to find ways to get freedom from beliefs.  I knew how to discriminate, but I didn’t yet know how to let go.  I read about this new thing called Voice Mapping and decided to try it.  At first, I did great or so I thought.  Now, I suspect that it was more my belief that the machine would get rid of beliefs, along with my clear discrimination and a well-crafted brochure.

The operator was Mormon.  We decided to take a break because I hit a road block.  My mind just wouldn’t let go.  She told me that she’d been thinking about her deceased husband during my session.  “Hum,” I thought, “I wonder if this affected my ability to let go.”

I asked her what he died from.  “He died quickly,” she said.  “He figured out who he was — a gay man.  He came out of the closet.  He suddenly became unconditionally loving and wise.  God didn’t need him on this planet anymore.”

“That is ridiculous,”  I responded in an unkind tone of voice “When we are unconditionally loving we can live fully, help others, and create, create, create.  You are full of shit.”  She smiled as she said, “He asked the Bishop why he felt so alive; and the Bishop said, his job on earth was done.”  He died soon after that.

I realized why my mind wouldn’t let go.  Her beliefs linked unconditional love with death.

 

The Truth

I sometimes wonder if Gandhi, John Lennon, or Martin Luther King felt their love made them unnecessary on earth.  Too often, the wrong people leave the planet.  Is that why people say the good die young?

Here is the truth, and you know this in your heart.  You don’t need me to say it, but I will anyway.  Heaven is on earth.  The truth was covered up with a political/religion-generated illusion.  When we reach the state of freedom and unconditional love, we get wise.  We see the illusion for what it is.  We become enlightened.  If we stayed on earth, we’ll expose the illusion.  We’ll help to free others.  Most people become very angry when they see the illusion.  And I feel that anger is what often kills them.

We can’t fix the illusion or fight it.  It’s hard not to become angry when we see the pain and suffering caused by those who say they care about us.  But anger and fear  don’t create change.  They are the fuel of the illusion.  They harm us.

We have to remember the illusion is false and keep letting go.  We must remember the anger is saying that whatever we’re seeing in the illusion isn’t true.  Emotions expose the illusion, which is why they’re labeled bad.  If we keep letting go…if we keep staring poverty and sickness and harmful beliefs in the eye and declaring them untrue, then we are committing a sin in the eyes of religion…we’re heretics bringing heaven back to earth.  We’re exposing their lies…freeing the world.  That takes courage and unconditional love.

Sorry little boy.  You’re cute as hell, but you’ve been brainwashed.  The kryptonite of the illusion is unconditional love.  The purpose of life is to become unconditionally loving to live, create, and be free — not die.

The Most Powerful Weapon: Guns or Unconditional Love

LGBT Congratulations

By Cathy Eck

 

Guns or Unconditional Love

We live in a crazy time where people who say they love Jesus shout words of hatred to those who are different.  Many of them pack a lot of heat.  It’s hard to know how to handle these types of incongruent people.

The false God of the Old Testament plays loudly in the religious zealot’s mind.  They don’t realize that they’re caught in a bait-and-switch program. They consciously honor Jesus while unconsciously projecting the rules of their false, punishing God on to anyone they feel fits their description of evil.  They don’t seem to notice that Jesus didn’t obey or honor the punishing God, and he didn’t think much of organized religion.

These Christians aren’t Christ-like.  They aren’t “Loving their enemies,” nor are they remembering that Jesus said that what kills us is what comes out of our mouth, not what goes in.  I’m not religious, but I do take the words of Jesus seriously because he speaks the words of initiation.

Fundamentalists might have numbers in their favor, but they have no real power.  We just have to know what to do when we’re in a tough situation with anyone who has a rigid, one-track mind.  Beliefs only have power over us if we believe them; but often, our automatic training causes us to believe people even when what they say feels terrible.  If we can let the belief that is laced with emotion go, we move back into power.

 

The Masculine Side

Let’s examine a conversation between a straight fundamentalist man projecting his beliefs on a gay man.  The fundamentalist says,  “If you keep up your behavior, you’ll go to hell.  The Bible says so.”  We know he’s speaking from beliefs because the words are emotionally charged and not win-win.  They fail both tests of truth.

Forget the words for a moment, and just focus on the emotion.   The speaker does feel the emotion (even if he doesn’t show it), but he believes the emotion is saying he’s right (psychological reversal).  He thinks the gay man is causing his emotion when his own poison words are causing his emotion.  Eventually that emotion will push him to think another thought to elevate his position because he has no concept of letting go.  He’ll think something like, “I’m doing this to help him so he doesn’t go to hell.”   He feels calmer since he now believes that he’s being helpful or kind to the gay man.  But his new statement is still not true — it doesn’t pass the win-win test.

Masculine-oriented minds are pretty accomplished at falsely elevating their position with thought.  They believe that if we’d think like them, everything would be perfect.

 

The Feminine Side

Let’s assume that our gay friend doesn’t consciously have the typical religious good-and-evil world view.  But subconsciously he does, or he wouldn’t have encountered this zealot.  He now has three choices:

In the first choice, he doesn’t discriminate.  He believes what the fundamentalist says because he shares the belief that what feels bad is true.  If our mind has this belief, we’ll be triggered to accept beliefs that are laced with emotion.  That belief shuts off our natural discrimination.  He’ll most likely try to defend himself, but he won’t win because now he’s on the same false playing field as the fundamentalist.  He’s stuck.

In the second choice, he’s a bit wiser.  This time he hears the fundamentalist’s words but realizes that what he just heard isn’t the truth. He recognizes his inner emotional signal to let go.  He doesn’t take on the fundamentalist’s projection or even try to fight him, he just realizes that the fundamentalist is stuck in false thinking.  He’s won the battle, but he hasn’t yet won the war because he remembers the event and the horrible feeling of being judged.  It worries that it could happen again.

He has a third choice if he discovers the power of unconditional love or true forgiving.  True forgiving means to go back to your state of mind before the first giving (the negative incident).  The fundamentalist’s giving was the statement that the gay man was wrong and was going to hell.  To forgive, he must ask himself why he would encounter such a man and get this unwanted gift.  He’s looking for the cause inside of his OWN mind.  Most likely, he believed that if it happened to others, it can happen to him.   Perhaps he also had some religious beliefs of his own that he needs to clean out.  He could have quite a complex of beliefs in his mind that attracted the hater.  If he let’s go of ALL causal beliefs, his power will return.  It’s no longer possible for the fundamentalist to project his beliefs on him.  When authorities can no longer project their evil on others, they’ll all wake up very quickly.

 

Winning With Unconditional Love

The LGBT battle for equality affects us all — it symbolizes the return of the powerful feminine.  The feminine aspect of man and woman became powerless when the patriarchal God was elevated and the Goddess disappeared.  This has caused us all to feel powerless when we are in a feminine role.

A few years ago, I was researching ancient Polynesian stories for a presentation.  I found one story that I really loved.  The story said that humans have long struggled with the problem that the masculine mind gets too power hungry, too righteous, and too war oriented.  At crucial times, large numbers of courageous souls volunteer to come to the planet with feminine minds in male bodies to return peace to earth.  They called them fairies because they thought they were magic.  Their strong feminine mind balances the overly masculine mind of the straight men in power.  Consequently, the birth of gay children was celebrated because they knew that fighting was about to end.  I’m willing to believe that story — it feels really good.

Stuck in the Illusion with You (Part III)

Victim-Perpetrator

By Cathy Eck

 

No Victims/No Perpetrators

If you understand the nature of true and false selves, it’s clear that victims and perpetrators are two sides of the same coin (bottom of the triangle).  I’ve been there.  I totally get that when you’re stuck in someone’s illusion, you feel like a victim.  You think you must convince the perpetrator to free you from their beliefs.  That’s a lie.

The perpetrator is caught in illusion too.  According to their beliefs, they’re doing the right thing.  All human problems are caused by conflicting definitions of what is right.  The only answer is to find what is true.  If either person was at the top of the triangle, the event couldn’t even take place.

I couldn’t see this clearly until I let go of a lot of beliefs. That’s why I write this blog.  I want people who are reaching for freedom to have a life line.  I want my errors and lessons to be their shortcuts.

 

The Backstory

I had little religious training growing up.  When I first married into a Catholic family, I just kindly ignored them for the most part.  As a successful business women, I was pretty confident that my thoughts, beliefs, and choices created my reality.  Then I sold my business and became a stay-at-home mom, a feminine role to my husband.  Suddenly my husband was my bread-winner, my security.  His way of thinking became more dominant, and my mind filled with Catholic beliefs like someone was filling a bathtub with water.

Before this, his beliefs just looked like choices.  But now they were laced with fear, and they felt real and true.  I didn’t like his beliefs, but they were superglued into my mind.  I couldn’t get them out.

I felt like I was in hell.  But I also realized that I had the opportunity to understand how we all get stuck in the illusion of beliefs.

I now understood why my husband and his family looked at me like I was insane when I said, “Just change your mind. Let it go.”  They couldn’t; their minds were like tangled webs.

All drama and insanity is caused by the ridiculous notion that we can’t let go of beliefs.  Any belief system that’s declared to be true and can’t be dropped is absolutely part of the illusion. Beliefs are choices that limit our experience. People with beliefs can’t see beyond their veil; they’re like fish caught in tiny bowls that can’t imagine a big lake.  But their bowl is normal to them so it looks true.

In addition, we’re born with minds that are wired to feel calm when we hear truth and feel emotion when we hear something false.  That keeps the world peaceful.  But most people are at least partly psychologically reversed.  They no longer feel emotion when they accept a belief.  They feel emotion when they disobey the belief. They’ve been mentally and emotionally rewired to be blindly obedient to the false self.  In fact, the True Self often looks evil to them.

 

Freedom Writer

Writing saved me.  When I sat down to write, I connected with my True Self.  My emotional wiring would return to true-false, and I could look see the truth clearly.  It felt so good that I did it nearly all the time.  When I interacted with my husband, I fell into illusion land again because I’d believe him.  But I continued clearing the rubble in my own mind, and I started to recognize the attributes of True thoughts versus the very different qualities of false thoughts or beliefs.  Eventually, I could discriminate even when standing in someone else’s illusion.

I now felt such compassion for people who had been sold beliefs.  My husband didn’t knowingly borrow these ridiculous beliefs; he was handed them on a platter of fear when he was too young to discriminate.  That just wasn’t fair.  I fell into the illusion at an age where I could dig my way out.  Most people can’t get out because they don’t know out exists.

 

The Common Belief

Eventually, I could see that all dysfunctional relationships share common beliefs.  The common belief that triggered my avalanche into hell was stay-at-home mom.  We both had stay-at-home mothers who submitted to their husband’s beliefs and desires.  When I met the circumstances and stepped into this feminine role, I fell into his illusion.  Once inside his world, I saw through his eyes; and my own discrimination seemed wrong and bad.

My husband had beliefs that protected his beliefs.  My old mind was orderly based on true and false.  Now my mind was like a spider’s web of confusion; it told me that if I let the beliefs go, I’d be punished.  I suddenly feared God and hell.  I felt I had to obey authority blindly.  I believed that I was unworthy.  I felt jealous for the first time in my life.  I was an alien in a foreign land swimming in a sea of beliefs.  And the worst belief of all was that I couldn’t let any of them go.

But I did rediscover how to let go.  I got my discrimination back, and I’m much more secure in my life because of the experience.  I learned, however, that I just can’t live in someone else’s illusion.

I don’t judge beliefs anymore if people want them, but I won’t accept them as true.  I remind others that they don’t have to accept beliefs that don’t feel good.  Beliefs are optional; and if someone requires you to accept them, I suggest you run the other way.

In addition, I’m more comfortable letting people experience the natural consequences of their beliefs.  Beliefs have a price; usually a big one.  So I don’t pick people up so quickly or go into their world to save them anymore.  Natural law is the best teacher sometimes.

However, if they want to let those beliefs go, I’ll support them all the way.  Everyone deserves freedom, but we must choose it.

 

 

God, Superhero, or Initiation

Comic Con 2012

Comic-Con Fans Respond to Evangelical Protesters

 

By Cathy Eck

 

Superhero or God

Last year at Comic-Con, the fundamentalists were protesting with vengeance.  One person had a sign protesting the protesters that said, “People in denial that their superhero is imaginary have no business making fun of people who know their superhero is imaginary.”

Fundamentalist religion maintains the notion of a supernatural God with the power to rescue humanity.  Brainwashed people wait for the rapture with absolute conviction that it will happen, but it doesn’t.  Saviors and superheroes were born of the belief that mankind fell into a world of good and evil.  But we didn’t.

When humans accepted the belief in the fall, they imagined a superhero or savior coming to the rescue.  When we wait for someone to do for us what we’re meant to do ourselves, we never take the responsibility necessary to change our minds.  Consequently, we never save, ascend, or resurrect ourselves — we just wait for “The One” to come.

 

The Chosen Ones

Prophecies of rapture involve groups of chosen people who believe they’ll be spared from an imminent disaster.  This group takes great pride in being special in God’s eyes and attacks outsiders who disagree with them.

Group bonding is an old trick based on pride and the power of a common enemy.  Ancient leaders routinely told their followers they were chosen by God.  Chosen people want to keep their insider status.

Initiation, on the other hand, was chosen by the initiate.  God was the pattern of perfection, the blueprint for Heaven on Earth, pure thought, and unconditional love.  Initiates called this pattern their True Self.  Jesus called it the Father within.  Storytellers called it the superhero.  It was all good.

Conversely, evil was a mental projection of our false self.  The initiate saw the false self as something to let go; the chosen ones saw the false self as the common enemy to battle until the end times.

 

The God Complex

If you’ve got a giant-sized false self (God complex), then you’ll think you need minions to help you win your illusory battle over evil.  The good and evil illusions of rulers became collective battles.  They recruited “proud” military and religious followers to fight their imaginary wars and uphold their rules.

Pride is always a sign that we’re playing a role in someone else’s drama.  It’s a negative emotion that pretends to be positive.

If we’re fighting another person’s imagined enemy, we can’t see where we’re going or the cause of our problems.  We living in their illusion.  We’re not the director of our life; they are.  When we accept another person’s beliefs and rules, we believe that we must follow them.  Eventually, we’re no longer the custodian of our own minds.  But when we complain, the leader just tells us that we’ve sinned and are living our destiny or karma.

If we could just remembered that we didn’t fall, and there is no evil or enemy to fight, we’d drop out of the game.  We certainly wouldn’t fight another person’s imaginary evil opponent.

So those who benefitted by the illusion (the wealthy, powerful winners) created the notion that we couldn’t go back into the Garden of Eden — God locked the gate.  That forced us to stay in the game.  It was a lie, but it kept us minions from seeking initiation.

While the masses obeyed the imaginary punishing God, the privileged inner circle knew there was no punishing God and no hell.  They had no fear, guilt, or shame for their addiction to war, money, and power.  Their most obedient chosen followers would even regulate the rebels; the illusion sustained itself with very little effort.  It still continues today.  The masses fulfill every need and insane desire of those in power while giving up their own desires.  They patiently wait for their savior or superhero to arrive and save them.

It’s a lie.  No one is coming.

 

Return to Eden

Initiates wanted out of the illusion game.  They wanted to get back to life on earth as a cooperative and creative playland.  They put their True Self back in power and slowly let go of all false beliefs in the illusory world until the final lie was gone — the lie that humans fell out of Eden into a world of good and evil.  Once their false self was completely eliminated, the initiates looked like superheroes.  But, they were just humans with free minds.  The initiates told us that we could do it too.

Needing another lie to keep the illusion going, the false leaders said the savior/superhero healed our sins so we were good to go.  Once again, no one sought initiation.

The false God and his legion of rulers often looked like True Selves, but they weren’t.  They were simply good impersonators living off the power of their followers.  People were so brainwashed that they trusted and followed the false leaders while ignoring the true ones.  People who reached the state of freedom couldn’t help those who wouldn’t listen to them.  So the true leaders often lived reclusive lives only providing assistance when they were asked to do so.

When we let go of our beliefs, we find ourselves living more and more in Heaven on Earth.  We recognize that there was no fall; there was no evil to battle.  It exists only in the minds of those who believe it, fear it, and expect it.  The only hell that exists is the hell of living in another person’s sick illusion.  No one deserves to live that way.

When we finally realize that no savior or superhero is going to sweep down and rescue us, we take responsibility for our mind and remove the beliefs that covered up Heaven on Earth.  We choose initiation.  We realize that their wasn’t a heaven to rapture or ascend to — our destination was only a perspective away — a perspective we had inside of us all along.  We’re the one we’ve been waiting for.

 

Symbolism of the Star of David Decoded

Star of David

By Cathy Eck

Symbols

The Star of David, like any symbol or story produced by initiates, can be seen from the True-Self or the false-self perspective.  When you know the True-Self point of view, you understand why most of the world is stuck in level confusion.

Symbols were designed as shortcuts in communication that reveal and conceal at the same time.  Those who see the True Self perspective also see the false interpretation.  But people who are imprisoned within the illusion can’t see the truth.  Thus symbols have provided an unfair advantage in communication for thousands of years.

Symbols themselves have no power.  They only have the power that humans give them.  If we don’t understand the symbols, they support the beliefs of those who do know the meaning ascribed to them.

 

Star of David

The Star of David is the communion of two equilateral triangles pointing in opposing directions.  It’s associated with King David, father of King Solomon who built the first Temple of Solomon.

The upper triangle of the Star of David is explained in detail in my articles on the triangle process.  The top of the upper triangle (True Self) represents unity, unconditional love, and oneness.  The bottom of the upper triangle (false self) is unity divided into opposites.  But unity can be divided two very different ways.

In first-cause creation, the opposites are complementary like light and dark or male and female.  In second-cause creation, the opposites are enemies like right-wrong, win-lose, dominance-submission, or the Grand Puba, good and evil.

 

Cross Process

In the cross process, I explained creation from first cause.  The ancient even-armed cross contained upper and lower triangles like the Star of David, but they weren’t overlapped.  The bottom triangle symbolized the mirror image of the top triangle.  The initiate’s goal was to see his own pure mind reflected in the material world.

The even-armed cross represented the maxim, “As above, so below.”  Thought began at the top point of the cross in unity.  It was divided into complements, then manifested on earth as a material reflection of the mental realm.  Imagine an artist with an idea; they acquire black and white (complementary) paints, then they make a material creation.  Thus man becomes the channel to produce God-like ideas in the material world.

The crucified cross (or second-cause creation) also begins with unity;  thought is divided in a second-cause way, such as good and evil.   Now we are creating man’s ideas from beliefs; so we get war, pain, suffering, and disease.  Ultimately, creating in this way would cause complete destruction of earth in short order.

 

Star of David to the Rescue

A new bottom triangle is created in the Star of David.  The bottom triangle begins at the top with second-cause duality (good and evil) but manifests an improved effect.  Religion and science both provide seeming solutions to good and evil’s problems.  The goal is to create the appearance of True Self reflection while maintaining second-cause thinking.

Let’s assume that our beliefs cause a disease.  We need someone with knowledge, an elevated belief system, to fix our problem.  We go to the doctor, empty our wallet, and the doctor fixes the effects (symptoms) with the knowledge of good and evil.  We seem to be back to our old True Self, but we’re not.  We’re healed, but not cured.

To be cured, we must remove the S (serpent or beliefs in the knowledge of good and evil) from the curSe.  Instead, we have beliefs that caused the problem and more beliefs (knowledge) that fixed the problem.  We are stuck in the illusion.

Look at the Star of David again.  The bottom triangle elevates the knowledge of good and evil or second-cause creation.  The knowledge elevation creates a new effect that appears to be the mirror image of the True Self.  But it’s done with magic or beliefs, not truth.

Within the center of the Star of David is the hexagram.  A hex is a spell.  Those who live within the hexagram are stuck in the spell (illusion).  The word live spelled backwards is evil.  The word gospel actually came from the word Godspell.  That says it all.

The Star of David contains the dreaded 666.  It has six points, six lines, and produces the six-sided hexagram, the false God’s domain.

 

Save Me True Self

Symbolism is beautiful because the same symbol that imprisons us can save us if we find the True Self’s perspective.   As long as we follow the knowledge of good and evil, we’re stuck in the hex like the Tar Baby.  But if we recognize the hex for what it is — just a bunch of beliefs, and we let those beliefs go; we poke out into one of the little triangles on the edge.  We live within the world, but aren’t stuck in the hex.

But there is more!  Through the single eye of unity (True Self), we come to see the formula for an extraordinary life using the hex (illusion).  We start in unity and divide thought using only first-cause principles.  Instead of moving straight to manifestation of our desire as we did in the cross process, we linger in the creative process mastering our subject matter.  We fully immerse ourselves in our passion and develop an extraordinary level of thinking or talent that elevates us above our original division of thought.  We now produce that which could be called a masterpiece.

Likewise, a perfect leader (or parent, teacher, healer) who rises above their own second-cause self interests, masters of unconditional love, assumes responsibility for all, clears their mind of beliefs, and leads from their True Self creates a heaven on earth for everyone.  The material earth (the effect) becomes a pure and glorious reflection of their pure mind.  Thus initiates entered as men and were reborn as Gods.  They used the  wisdom of their True Self to enhance the dual illusion creating a Heaven on Earth that exceeded God’s imagination becoming the Son that pleased God.

What is Blocking Heaven on Earth?

Heaven in the stars

By Cathy Eck

 

What’s Your Heaven on Earth?

I often give people I mentor the task of writing a description of Heaven on Earth.  I ask them to write from the heart — to say what they really want their life to look like.  I tell them to stretch as far as they can reach, even if it seems impossible.

If they write from the heart, I know it instantly.  Their description will have the tone of unity — no losers.  They won’t be fixing what’s wrong with earth or other people.  They’ll see their own True Self, and know the direction they must go in life.

This task isn’t about goal setting or creating a vision.  It’s about creating a North Star to follow.

 

Navigation

The ancient notion of following stars was a practical thing, not a holy thing.  If you asked for directions, you might get an answer like this:

Take the middle star in the belt of Orion in your hand, and follow it until it’s behind you.  Then hold Sirius in your hand, and follow it to the destination.  

 

This worked great for outer navigation.  And the concept of outer navigation matched the notion of inner navigation; people were more congruent in earlier times.  People today can be ugly on the inside and pretty on the outside.  They can present a logical, and even expert, outer persona while being a confused mess on the inside.  In the ancient world, a person was only a good outer navigator if they were first a good inner navigator.

Just like a competent traveler followed the stars to their destination, we inner travelers get to our True Self more quickly if we follow our inner stars.  But I’m not talking astrology here.  The stars represent our true, immaculate thoughts; when we follow them, we get to Heaven on Earth.  If we follow false thoughts, we end up in hell.

The star constellations were the immortal Gods of the ancient world.  They formed the original notion of life as heavenly, good, and perfect.  But as the stories became dramas and the Gods fell, our notion of life fell with them.

 

Practically Speaking

If you want perfect health in your Heaven on Earth, watch your mind and notice which thoughts take you toward that destination.  Those are your true thoughts.  You accept only what’s true, and let go of the rest.  If you accept disease as normal; then you get what you expect.  You won’t question beliefs about disease if you’ve accepted it as part of life.  When your destination is Heaven on Earth, everything false rises to the surface so you can let it go.

 

Heaven on earth is our normal perspective that remains when everything false is removed.

 

It Sounds Easy

Once you try this, you realize just how many beliefs you have in your mind.  Many people in the new thought movement felt that there were just too many belief in our mind to let go.  So they invented new positive minds to cover the old ones.  But their old mind eventually pokes through because they still believe it; they just don’t want to believe it.  “Cancel, cancel” doesn’t declare a belief to be false.

Why doesn’t anyone do this?  People don’t believe they can let go of their false self because they have beliefs (mostly from religions) that make it impossible to do.  Here are the top five beliefs (lies) that you must let go if you want to live your Heaven on Earth.

 

Heaven is Up in the Stars

Since the first stories were based on star constellations (Gods) and the Gods were omnipotent and immortal, heaven was up in the stars.  Religion hijacked the idea so we’d believe that we can’t have heaven while on earth.  Religion left out the ancient maxim:  “As Above, So Below.”  The ancient storytellers knew that the stories of the Gods would become the archetypes of life on earth.

 

You Get Rewarded When You Die

Religion says rewards come after death when and if you get to heaven; people believe that and never get rewarded in life.  No matter what they do, life remains the same dull, boring mess.  This belief is also key to healing an incurable or chronic illness.  Many people die because they are sick and tired of not getting rewarded in life.

 

You Can’t Let Go

When we see a belief as a belief, we can let it go.  But when we see a belief as true, our mind holds it the same way it holds our True Self, and we can’t let it go.  In truth, our beliefs don’t want to be held hostage.  It’s the authorities that benefit from our beliefs that want us to keep them.

 

You Have to Work Out Your Karma

When you let go of a belief, it has a ripple effect.  Everything created by the belief starts to seem less real.  Even horrible events exist in your mind like a dream.  You don’t have to work anything out or pay a price.  Karma is a belief.  Only the false self can do wrong.  When your false self is gone; you realize YOU (the True Self) didn’t do anything wrong.

 

The Nasty Ass, Jealous, Punishing Authority is God

Far too many people obey the false God’s voice because we’re taught it’s the “One” God.  When you obey that voice, you’re never going toward your True Self or Heaven on Earth.  In fact, that voice hates your True Self because your True Self is far more powerful than it is.

People who talk about “Lord God” are always outer focused.  They see evil everywhere, but never in themselves.  They do nice deeds, but think horrible thoughts.

When we get our mind set on our true North Star (our Heaven on Earth), we see the evil inside of our own mind, realize it is simply false, and take it out.  Then Heaven returns to earth because Heaven is a perspective, not a place.

 

 

 

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse

By Cathy Eck

Understanding Holy Text

To understand any holy text, you must read it from your True Self.  Standard interpretations rest on a flawed foundation of good and evil.  If you rise to the expansive view of the True Self (eyes to see and ears to hear), the story flows more like a novel.  People grounded in the false self take quotes out of context because the story doesn’t flow for them.  They read it through the veiled eyes of the false self with the goal of supporting their beliefs, judgments, or lies.

The Bible’s Book of Revelation is the final inner battle between the True Self and false self.  The symbolism points to the causal beliefs that we must let go if we want the True Self to win.

I decoded Bible stories for many years.  I assumed that the true interpretation works for everyone, not just members of one religion.  The True Self doesn’t play favorites.  I started with what I was told about a story and quickly noticed that the interpretation felt bad.  I’d let that perspective go to see what arose next.  I didn’t quit until I got to a perspective that felt peaceful and fair to everyone.

Why in the hell do we need an apocalypse?  We don’t.  But if earth becomes the domain of the false self (also known as Satan or hell), then we won’t want to live here.  The apocalypse cleans the slate so we can start over.

 

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse

The four horseman of the apocalypse represent the pillars of the illusion. Take out the pillars and the whole thing collapses.  Religion says the four horseman of the apocalypse symbolize conquest, war, famine, and death, which are all false self concepts.

Religious people believe the false self and strengthen it, initiates let it go. When you let go, the story transforms into beautiful and wise guidance.

 

White Horse — Conquest

Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.

The white horseman had a crown.  He’s the false king, the beneficiary of conquest, who wants power over others in the form of possessions and minions.  He’s the false masculine authority figure that shows up on many levels.  He’s the false ruler of a country or the false parent in the home.  He’s the false preacher and the false teacher.  He’s a leader who speaks from beliefs instead of unconditional love and truth.  When we let go of the false leader’s rulebook within our own mind, we lose our desire to dominate others and our ability to be dominated.

 

Red Horse — Blood — War

Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.

The belief in good and evil causes war and killing to be considered normal or even good.  The True Self has no concept of war.  The false self loves war and thinks a big army is power.

I recently saw a retired general on television who said that killing in war is not murder.  Then what the fuck is it?  The reason military don’t see killing as murder is because they’re trained to think in terms of good and evil.  They create a false BELIEF that killing evil is good.  That isn’t win-win thinking, so it’s false.  When we get rid of the notion of good and evil, there isn’t any evil to kill.

War is just an illusory projection from our own minds based on borrowed beliefs.  As more of us end our inner battle, the outer battles will end as well.

 

Black Horse — Injustice

Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!

Scales are the symbol of justice.  In ancient Egypt, justice meant that the leader’s heart had to be light as a feather.  That’s pretty damn light.  That meant that the leader lived totally and completely from unconditional love and win-win.  When the leaders ruled with love, justice was the effect.  The leader didn’t need rules to keep order.

Our ordinary justice system of right and wrong (reward and punishment) supports the illusion and makes lawyers rich.  There’s no right and wrong except in the illusion, and we see that when we let go.  Letting go of right and wrong allows for true justice and mutual freedom.

 

Pale Horse — Death

Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine, and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

The initiates faced and let go of their own fears until they became completely fearless.  Then the world’s challenges became interesting, not deadly.  The initiate knew the True Self can’t die; their human purpose in life was to kill their own false self and become a true creator in a human body temple.

The false self fears death and desperately fights and manipulates to stay alive.  The false self can pretend bravery, but it’s based on a foundation of fear.

The false self takes the body hostage hoping to save its ass.  Our bodies die because our false self (the illusion) has suffocated our life force with beliefs.  The notions of conquest for false power, good and evil or war, false justice based on right and wrong, and fear-based beliefs have won.  That’s the apocalypse.

If we let that false self go, the True Self remains.  The four horsemen of the apocalypse, the pillars, have fallen, beliefs lose their illusory power, and the battle seems like a bad dream that never really happened.

 

The End of the God Complex

 The God Complex

By Cathy Eck

 

Leaders with a God Complex

In a recent History Channel documentary on John D. Rockefeller, H.W. Brands, a historian, said Rockefeller had the ruthlessness that sometimes comes from the utter conviction that what he did was correct — not just correct, but divinely inspired.  So people who opposed him weren’t entitled to their point of view.  It was almost as if going against Rockefeller was going against God’s grace.

Rockefeller exemplified the God complex.  Leaders with a God complex have ruled the world since we became civilized.  The oldest trick in the book is to proclaim divine inspiration.  We believe them without a fight unless we know what divine inspiration actually feels like.

The God complex isn’t reserved for the famous or world leaders.  Many preachers, motivational speakers, and business leaders have a God complex.  Criminals work the God complex with great savvy.

 

Fear of The God Complex

Most of us know someone with a God Complex — perhaps a parent, teacher, or boss that we’re afraid of, blindly obey, and hide our True Self around them to stay under their radar.  When free thinkers are asked what they fear most in life; they often respond, “People with a God complex” because they see a very narrow, self-serving view of the world.  If they deem you evil, they see nothing wrong with punishing you.  In fact, they think they are punishing you for your own good.

It’s hard to tell if one with a God Complex is telling the truth or lying.  They often make perfect intellectual sense even if you come out on the losing end.  Since they project their emotions outside of them, they believe anything they say.  They have no discrimination and no empathy.  Win-win is not in their vocabulary.

We often feel emotion when they speak, but we ignore it because they have authority.  They sound just like the false God in the Bible and since most people are psychologically reversed around the Old Testament God, they don’t notice the coincidence.  If someone does challenge their God complex, they say things like, “Don’t you trust me?”  “You think I’m lying do you?”  “You hurt my feelings.  I’d never lie to you.”   We feel guilty or ashamed if we don’t believe their God complex, after all they do.

 

The Inner Rulebook

If this person plays a major role in our lives, we put their rulebook in our mind to stay safe.  In time, their rulebook becomes our own inner false God, our voice of divinity.  We feel good when we follow it and bad when we don’t.  We ignore our True Self completely.  We’ll even punish ourselves if we think we disobeyed the false God.  People often say, “Why did this happen to me?”  I tell them to ask the false God inside.  They do, and they nearly shit when they realize they get the answer because they were punishing themselves based on an old rulebook.

Sadly, our rulebooks tend to stay in our mind until we take them out.  People think that if they get a new belief system, they’ve replaced the old rulebook.  But the mind is like a tape recorder.  If you don’t delete the old recording, it will play when turned on by a triggering event.

 

The False God Voice Sounds Normal

We become accustomed to this inner voice with the God complex; we accept it as normal.  We’d never question it if others didn’t suggest that perhaps the Voice isn’t God talking.  Sometimes when others challenge our false God Voice, we get angry at them and protect the very voice that is harming us.

In today’s world, we see the God complex in religious fundamentalism of all sorts.  They are sure that God is defining who to hate.  But it’s important to remember, that God doesn’t hate; and God doesn’t tell us to hate — the church leaders do that with their very convincing God complex.

Our True Self helps us think correctly; it doesn’t tell us what others should think, believe or do.  Everyone has their own True Self.  If they ask us for help, then our best advice is to steer them toward their True Self so they can find what is right for them.  Often that means steering them away from the God complex in their mind that is shouting orders.

Initiates painted God as being of few words, communicating symbolically, or just a good feeling.  If you’ve ever felt inspired to do something, you may not have heard any words at all.  You just started doing it because it felt like the right thing to do, and it was.  If you love someone, you feel it.  For me, God is a feeling that is just right.  When I get in that place, I don’t feel the need to change anyone.  But I know I would not have found that place if I hadn’t learned to discriminate and get rid of the false God voices and rulebooks in my own mind.

 

Under the God Complex is Fear

God complex people look powerful and strong, but their strength is fragile.  Without followers, their beliefs have no power.  This is extremely good news.  Conspiracy theorists often create fear around these people.  They give them way more power than they actually have.  When people believe the conspiracy theorists, the God complex grows.  Adoration and fear are the same; a God complex feeds off attention.

While we might not be able to remove the God complex from leadership positions in short order, we can drop them and their rulebooks from our own minds.  We can discriminate when an inner or outer Voice tells us who to love, what to do, or who to be.  When we remove these false Voices from our own mind and return to our True Self, we have far more power than the biggest God complex alive.  They no longer affect our life.

 

People with God Complexes often use these Ten Big Lies.