By Cathy Eck
Ties that Bind
For the last two decades, I’ve been connecting the dots that link our stories, beliefs, minds, and physical experiences. Prior to my research, I felt this link intuitively but couldn’t explain myself. People thought I was an idiot because I wouldn’t believe their illusion was true.
I looked bad to others because I went against the grain of society. But, I wasn’t a bad person. I know that many readers of this blog feel the same way. Fitting in isn’t an option; we just can’t make our minds small enough to fit into the tiny box that most people call normal life. But often we unknowingly allow their limited perspective into our minds, and we feel like an alien that must join them or rebel.
Initiation, fortunately, isn’t about joining or rebelling. It’s about letting go.
I’ve gotten emails from people from less civilized countries asking if I could remove a curse or get them out of someone’s mind. It seems more obvious to those we call uncivilized that humans get stuck in the minds of others and can’t get out. Clairvoyants describe this as cording. They’ll say that they see an etheric cord between a person and their mother or witch doctor.
In other articles, I’ve discussed the masculine and the feminine roles within the illusion. A witch doctor or a mother plays a masculine role because they have authority. Feminine roles, like child or patient, have no authority within the illusion. We all start out as children playing a feminine role. If the person in the feminine role has a more expansive perspective than the person in authority (masculine role), they feel stuck in someone else’s small illusory view of the world. Most find it easier to obey the authority than to fight them. They accept the illusion as the truth and make the best of it. Fortunately, not everyone is so submissive or life on this planet would be unbearable.
The world we see is a projection of our minds — our beliefs. I know it doesn’t look that way. But when you let go of beliefs and see the changes in your world, it becomes obvious.
If we’re submissive to another person’s authority, then we see their projection. Powerful leaders figured this out eons ago; this is how one person can control the masses. They get the masses to believe their beliefs. And it seems people are willing to believe just about any ridiculous belief system. This is especially true if the people believe the worst lie of all: that something that feels bad can be true. If people are emotionally reversed to believe lies that clearly feel horrible, they will serve the masters for thousands of years without the authority even lifting a pinky finger. Sound familiar?
People who belong to religions, see their religious leader’s projections. As citizens, we see the projections of our political leaders; we even fight their wars. If we’ve turned our mind over to educators, we see the world they teach us to see. We also see the projections of the leader of our family, who sees their leader’s projections. This is how we get stuck in someone else’s illusion. It’s complex mental web of beliefs.
Removing the Cord
It seems impossible to escape because we didn’t create the illusion that imprisons us; it exists in the mind of our authority figures. But I’m going to share with you the biggest secret of all.
To escape another’s illusion, you must recognize that every slave shares common beliefs with their master. Every victim shares common beliefs with their abuser. An authority can’t put you into their illusion without first selling you their beliefs, often with fear and force.
Since we borrowed the beliefs, we can let them go. But we have to face the fear that caused us to accept the belief. Once we know how to let beliefs go, our freedom is assured. We can break open our prison door and take back all our power.
Two Sides of Beliefs
All beliefs are dual and have a good and evil side. The two sides of the belief are like two sides of a coin. You can get rid of the coin, but you can’t get rid of one side of it. People try to be good which only makes evil stronger. Religion lied — its totally designed to keep us stuck within the illusion by telling us to chase good. It has no exit ramp. Religious and spiritual people say that the more you move to the light the bigger the evil that chases you. That’s how it looks in the illusion. Increase good and you automatically increase your enemy in equal measure.
We’re back to our old standby, the triangle process. To move up to the top of the triangle, we must get rid of both sides of the bottom of the triangle — not just the bad side.
So while many new agers tell you to take out your magical scissors and cut your magical cord and burn it in your magical fire, that is complete bullshit. To fix any problem, we must find and correct the cause. Regardless of how it looks, the cause is always in our own mind.
If we let go of the beliefs that we share with the person in authority, we slowly set ourselves free. We can’t exist in their illusion if we don’t share their beliefs. It just isn’t possible.
We’re often afraid to let go of our good because we fear we’ll be bad. But the opposite of light and good is actually false. If our goodness and light is true and real, we can’t let it go. If our goodness and light is false, we’re better off without it. The only way to end evil is to get rid of its twin — good. When you get rid of the false good and the fluorescent light, you end up with the truth. You are free.