By Cathy Eck
This might sound like a strange name for one of my posts. As you’ve probably guessed, I’m not big on asking others to tell me what to do since I probably won’t obey them anyway. But there have been moments in my life when I thought that my problem or challenge was too big for me to handle; and I looked up at the sky (which told me I was following a belief) and said, “Please, Somebody, Anybody, Tell me what to do.” Then I thought, “Why did I do that?”
Here’s Why We Do That
We have many beliefs in our mind that support those moments of feeling that we just don’t have the answers. Most of us were taught that we don’t have the answers — that’s why they send us to school and church for most of our childhood. Truth is, we have more answers than those who are teaching us — it’s just that our answers only work in the true world. Most people believe they’re not an authority on life — and they’re never the “supreme authority.” We’re also taught to be obedient. So whether we know it or not, we’re sending out a signal that says, “Tell me what to do,” or “Please control me.” Then when someone answers that signal, we get mad at them and rebel, or we obey them without thinking.
Let’s resolve this situation once and for all. It isn’t as hard as you might think. Like everything else in life, you just have to go in the opposite direction of the status quo.
Try to remember one of those moments of desperation. If you’re visual, you’ll see the event. If not, you might hear or feel the memory. Now go right to that moment where you said, “Somebody, tell me what to do,” and then stop the movie or soundtrack.
You’re standing before a split on your path. You have two directions to choose from. But most likely, you only see one option. The majority of people, listen for a few minutes hoping that God will speak to them or an angel will appear. Then they go off looking for a human expert. If they have a health problem, they call doctors. If they have a relationship problem, they look for books, advisors, or wise friends. If they have a legal problem, they look for a lawyer or call 911. They’re looking for someone who fits their acceptable answer for “somebody, anybody, tell me what to do.”
But the experts they find are poor substitutes for their True Self. Our True Self has the perfect answer for us every time. Occasionally, people even accidentally find a True Self who provides a perfect answer, and they don’t listen to them because they’re looking for someone who matches their false self’s emotional charge — their other half.
A well-known channel wrote, “The ancient gods were always trying to guess what the Supreme God wanted.” Really? Really? Think about that! People project their early authority figures on to God. If we had parents that we couldn’t read, we think that God is unpredictable or tries to trick us. This channel doesn’t have the truth; she has a problem with her unpredictable father. This is yet another layer of beliefs: God won’t tell me the answer or God isn’t answering my prayer.
Tell Me What To Do
You want to access your True Self, but to do so, you have to go the other direction away from advisors. We habitually turn toward the voice of “Somebody, anybody, tell me what to do.” But that voice is our false self looking for its opposite. Since it doesn’t have the answer and knows that it doesn’t have the answer, it attracts someone who doesn’t have the answer and doesn’t know that they don’t have the answer. Yes, I said that right. We label people who think they know the answer (but usually don’t because they fix effects, not the cause) experts in the illusion. We pay them lots of money.
You must find the causal belief. So instead of chasing your desire to find help, u-turn the other direction. Let go that you need somebody to help you, that you don’t have the answer, or that you don’t know what God wants from you. Let go that you’re alone or that the problem is too big. (All of these thoughts will feel terrible with lots of emotion. You know what that means. It means you’re mind is giving you lots of lies — beliefs — to let go).
This is a powerful moment when you can take some power back from authorities. They won’t be fond of your decision. If you no longer need them, they won’t have yachts, planes, and Swiss bank accounts.
You must remain a witness to your mind; keep reaching back. You’ll probably find a desire to be rescued or saved. You’ll often find the desire to be controlled. I know it sounds insane, but we’re programmed that way. We’re taught these beliefs as children. Your freedom is dependent on your removal of these beliefs, which contain lots of emotional charge.
Stay With It
Keep letting go of whatever comes up for as long as it takes. You’re going the right way. You’re going toward freedom. You’ll eventually get calm, and you’ll see what your mind was doing to you. Then you’ll either get an insight, see the cause of the problem and let that go (which means the problem will dissolve on its own), or you’ll just feel peaceful and go about your day only to notice in a few days that you forgot that the problem ever existed.
Now comes the hard part. Don’t tell the wrong people about this because they’ll call it a miracle. They’ll make it sound like something extraordinary, and you don’t want that. You found freedom; it’s how our lives were meant to be lived — it’s not miraculous, it’s normal.