The Act of Letting Go: How is it Done?

Letting go

By Cathy Eck

 

Letting Go Isn’t a “How To” Process

You’d think after over two hundred blog posts, I’d have written about how to let go; but I never have.  I’ve discussed the topic in countless ways, but I’ve never addressed it directly.  There’s a reason for that.  Letting go isn’t something that can be explained in a “how to” fashion.  There is no “Letting Go for Dummies.

“How to” comes from our false mind — it comes from knowledge, reasoning, and wanting answers — which just creates more beliefs and illusion.  Letting go happens automatically when we realize that what we hold in mind is false.

Letting go is the result of discrimination.  Consequently, what I talk about most on this blog is discrimination — how to differentiate between truth and falsehood.  Letting go is the effect of realizing that your causal beliefs are false.

 

A Metaphor

Imagine that you want to go to the beach.  You ask a friend for directions and follow them carefully.  But when you arrive at the end of the directions, there’s no beach. You could go back to the starting point, but you’ve driven a long way.  You don’t even know if you’re closer to the beach than when you started.

Suddenly, you spot a guy in swimming trunks with a surfboard.  That’s a good sign; he looks like someone who would be a reliable source for beach directions.  He gives you directions, and you get back into your vehicle.

Now you have a choice.  You can follow the new directions and get to the beach, or you can hold on to the old directions and stay put.  Of course, the choice is easy.  You trash the old directions, and you drive to the beach.  How did you trash those old directions?  You simply let them go because you realized that they were false.  You discriminated.  You didn’t need a “how to” book to do so.

 

Beliefs are Temporary Truth

Beliefs were designed to be temporary just like directions to the beach.  Our beliefs cause our actions.  When the desired action is complete, we let the causal beliefs go.  You don’t think about letting go or try to let go.  You just let the beliefs go.

The reason that it’s so hard to let go of some thoughts or beliefs is that you’ve labeled them in your mind as useful, true, or right.  You think you’ll need them in the future.  Sometimes an authority has scared, guilted, or shamed you into keeping them in your mind as rules.

As human minds became more logically oriented, we learned how to memorize; people began holding on to beliefs.  They even created belief systems.  They relabeled beliefs as truth.  If you replace your True Self with a belief system, you create a false leader or God within your mind.  Your True Self then becomes the enemy of that false leader.

You can hang out in someone else’s illusion for a while, just like an actor plays a character.  But in time, your True Self will want to fulfill its divine plan.  An inner Armageddon starts to occur.   You begin to seek the truth.  You find many people who will gladly give you their version of truth — usually more beliefs.  Most people put even more belief systems in their mind before they realize that the right path is the path of their own True Self.

But where has their True Self gone?  Did they lose it?  No, they didn’t lose it.  They covered it up with beliefs.  They must dig it out by letting go of all the false beliefs they now hold in their mind as true.  It’s not a small job.

 

You Have Free Will

If you accept another person’s or group’s illusion as your truth, your emotions become psychologically reversed to honor their belief system.  You live for others, not your True Self.  Religious, cultural, and social beliefs are sticky because our mind tells us that they must be right because so many people believe them.  But most people are completely lost — trained from birth by authorities who are already grounded in the illusion.

Once you decide that you want to return to your True Self’s path, your emotions show you the way.  When you think something True, you feel calm.  When a belief arises, you feel emotion.  Since you’ve accepted lots of beliefs, you often feel like you’re going to burst with emotion.  All of your old beliefs arise trying to pull you back.  Your false mind says, “What about honoring your mother and father?”  “You’ll go to hell if you don’t obey the priest.”  “You must serve or sacrifice to be good.”  “You are becoming selfish.”  “You won’t be special anymore.”

Your change in direction has made the old belief systems obsolete.  But you have always obeyed them in the past.  What once felt good, now feels terrible.  This causes great confusion.  You must slow down your mind and discriminate.  You must let go of the beliefs that no longer feel good.  If you don’t let go, you stay stuck (like holding on to the old directions to the beach).

 

Letting Go Can’t Be Forced 

Letting go happens when you realize the old beliefs were false — when you discriminate.  Now you feel emotion that you didn’t feel before; there’s a voice that says the emotion means the belief is true.  It’s lying.

You MUST remember, “If a belief generates emotions, it isn’t true.”  That becomes your new mantra until you find your True Self.  Belief systems, usually from religion, culture, or social status, make letting go hard.  But hard doesn’t mean impossible.  You undo them one belief at a time.

True freedom means that you’ve let go of all beliefs.  The True Self has no permanent beliefs.  As you continue to let go, discrimination becomes easier.  The process quickens and becomes a normal part of life. Discrimination, the willingness to let go, and the desire to BE YOURSELF is the only formula you need for complete freedom.

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.

 

How to Find a Causal Belief

beliefs are lies

Beliefs are LIES we accept as TRUTH.

By Cathy Eck

The Causal Belief

We eliminate problems by finding the causal belief.  The initiates said that all causes are mental.  We’re all mentally ill.

Finding the causal belief of any problem isn’t difficult.  We’re just trained to look in the wrong places.

The false self is our entire collection of beliefs working together like an army.  The army has a collective identity.  That identity feels a power loss when you let go of a belief.  It behaves as if a soldier has died.  It sees the True Self as it’s enemy because the True Self is more powerful and can destroy the army.  Letting go of beliefs is a lot like fighting a battle.  In fact, that is the meaning of Armageddon — it’s the inner final battle between our True Self and our false self.

 

How to Find the Causal Belief  

Here’s how I did it the very first time.  Since then my methods have become more advanced, but they still rest on this basic technique.

1.  Why do you want to find the causal belief?  Your motive must resonate with the True Self — health, freedom, peace, unconditional love are perfect.  Win-lose intentions don’t work.

2.  Find the observer in your mind.  You can’t let go if you’re wallowing in your emotions or contemplating your thoughts.  Those are false self activities.  The observer (or watcher) is the part of your mind that witnesses your thoughts and emotions.  It’s your True Self.  It is all-powerful and can discriminate and let go.

You activate your observer by imagining that your thoughts are projected on a screen.  The part of your mind that is reading (and hearing) the thoughts is the observer.

3.  Once you’ve found the observer, think of something you fear or a problem.  You should feel emotion in your body.  If you don’t feel emotion, you probably project your emotions on to others.  Ask yourself, who would get emotional about this problem?  There’s your emotions.  Stay in the place of the observer.  Don’t label the emotion.  Just watch it, and feel it.

Everyone’s born with emotions, but we forgot their true purpose.  People treat their emotions as unnecessary, like tonsils.  Authority figures hate emotions because they expose their lies.  Our emotions are our smothered inner Goddess who discriminates and keeps us on our path.  Without her, the nasty ass false God inside our mind wastes our life fighting wars.

Our emotions were designed  to let us know when our thinking was taking us away from the truth.   They also tell us when to believe another person.  To understand this, you have to see your mind as a container of thought.  Our True Selves are collective (one).  The false self was designed to be a separate creative container; we weren’t meant to share beliefs.  But we do.

A free person constantly observes their mind.  They think a thought (cause); then their emotions (effect) give feedback.  If they think a true thought, they feel calm, emotionless.  If they think a false thought or belief, they feel agitated or emotional.  All emotions are the same.  We label them based on circumstances.  You’ll see how perfectly this was designed.

4.  To find the causal thought, we reverse the process.  Our inner observer watches the emotion (effect).  As we watch the emotion, beliefs pop into our mind; all of them are false.  The emotion eventually takes us to a causal belief.

When any belief arises in our mind, it sounds true.  After all, we accepted it as truth from an authority.  It’s tempting to believe it again.  Avoid that temptation.

5.  We  let the belief go by reminding ourself that it’s false.  I usually repeat something in my mind like, “This belief is false because it doesn’t feel good.”  You will find words that work for you.  The key is to stick with it.  You’re trying to kill a soldier in your army of false beliefs.  You want it dead, not hopping around on one leg.  When it’s difficult to let go, you’re battling a seemingly powerful authority figure, like a general.

You’ll notice a shift once your mind accepts that a belief is a lie and lets go.  Then the emotion dissipates or another belief appears to let go.  Continue until all emotion is gone.  The trick is to not believe anything your mind says while watching the emotion.  This process can take five minutes or five hours.  Persistence pays off.

 

It Gets Easier

The process is like riding a bike.  It eventually clicks.  You’ll wonder how in the hell you could have missed something so obvious all your life.  You missed it because you were trained to miss it.  We think our inner (and outer) army is protecting us when it actually causes all of our problems.

Consistent letting go rewires your mind so it naturally discriminates.  You’ll no longer accept beliefs that are false even if spoken by an authority.

When you complete the process, you’ll notice a calm feeling; you might laugh hysterically because the belief was so insane, or sometimes you’ll get an insight into life.

 

Final Warning

You might be shocked at the beliefs that arise.  I’ve had beliefs about curses, karma, evil, sin, and religions I’ve never practiced.  I didn’t think I believed any of them, but I did.  Don’t worry about how you got beliefs.  Just let them go.  You can’t screw up because you can’t let go of truth.

Treat the process like a game.  The false self loves to make things serious.  Every time you let go, your True Self grows in power.  Eventually, you’ll realize that you don’t need an army, and you’ll dismantle the whole damn thing.  You’ll be free.

 

If the process doesn’t work for you, check out Unlocking Heaven’s Gate.   It’s free.  You can also contact me with questions or schedule a mentorship session.  Often when it doesn’t work, psychological reversals are confusing you or someone powerful is imposing their beliefs on you.

Armageddon or Freedom? You Get to Choose

Ephesus in Turkey

I took this picture at Ephesus on a beautiful day in November, 2011. Ephesus was the 1st church in the Book of Revelation. The test was the ability to discriminate between false prophets and the golden truth.

By Cathy Eck

 

Edgar Cayce and The Book of Revelation

It was Edgar Cayce’s readings on the Book of Revelation that first gave me the idea that Armageddon was the end of the illusion and not the end of the world.  He equated the seven churches to the seven major chakras in the body, and the lessons of the churches were the lessons that we had to learn to open our chakras and awaken.  That all made sense, but I tend to be more of a big picture person than a detail person.  I feel that if we get the big picture right, the details will fall nicely into place.

The big picture of the Bible is basically that Genesis, Chapter 1, is a metaphor for perfect creation as done by the True Self or True God.  The rest of the Old Testament was basically about the false self, the false gods, and their illusions.  Jesus’ story was an initiation story that demonstrated the way out of the illusion.  But the New Testament struggles to free us because the Old Testament holds on for dear life.  Eventually, the revelation (or awakening) occurs, and the illusion ends.

Fundamentalists see the Book of Revelation as the end of the world because they identify with the physical body and physical world.  They see the Bible as a guide for good behavior.  To the initiate, the Bible was a guide to the human mind.  It was a guide to proper thinking, not proper doing.

The art of story writing is a mental creation process no different than God creating the universe.  While the normal person turns experiences into stories to bore their friends and family, the writer invents stories in their mind and then pours them in to the world.  A good story is congruent and true; but it is not real.  It influences people’s lives who incorporate the story into their own reality.  But no one ever lives the story to the letter because they have their own mind, their own power of influence.  So good stories are true, but not real.  They affect the physical, rather than record it.  History (his story) is the art of story in reverse.

 

The Mayans Offer Clarity

The word maya means illusion.  The entire Mayan calendar spans 16.4 billion years and was divided into nine time periods.  Each period was twenty times shorter than the previous one, and they all end on the same day of December 21, 2012 (others say October 28, 2011), the end of the illusion.

During the third period, the idea of the family was born.  Humans no longer thought only about themselves.  Ideally, they would have made win-win choices that worked for themselves and their family.  But instead, people created family pride based on family values (think Hatfield and McCoys). They sacrificed for their family and defended their family to the death.

The next period was about the tribe.  The same logic applies.  The tribe was just a bigger group than the family.

In the cultural period, which began 102,000 years ago, people invented reasons for events.  The Gods did it, Eve did it, or you sinned.  Religion was born.  These reasons were all false because they were based on effects, not the mental cause, creating confusion and division.

The national period followed, then the planetary, and the galactic.  The goal was the universal state of being, where everything in the universe would become one again.  The mind was to become a pure reflection of spirit.  But people got stuck in the lower levels because pride divides.

 

Sacrifice 101

If you make the Mayan calendar or the Bible about the physical, then sacrifice means giving up your physical body for the continuation of what you hold dear.  But since the calendar was about mental evolution, one would sacrifice tribal beliefs for more expansive cultural beliefs, they would sacrifice religious and cultural beliefs for the benefit of the nation, and they would  sacrifice nationalism for the benefit of the planet.  Eventually, all limiting beliefs would be sacrificed, and we become one with the universe.  Biblical sacrifice is the same since the Bible is also mentally focused.

When people identify with their body, sacrifice is viewed as purely physical.  They hold on to their beliefs and secretly hope someone else will sacrifice their body for them.  When we identify with our mind, and correctly sacrifice our beliefs, the perfect physical result follows.  No humans are harmed in the experiment.

 

Death of the Illusion

From the mental level, Armageddon is not about the end of life on planet earth.  It is about the illusion dying and peace on earth returning. The Book of Revelation says that Satan (false self) will lose, and peace on earth will reign for a 1000 years.  The number one is symbolic of God and zeroes relate to eternity in a three-dimensional world.  This victory is not about ascending somewhere (religion always sends us the wrong way).  It is about the body becoming a perfect temple so spirit and mind can jointly descend into it.

Jesus was right when he said, “The meek shall inherit the earth.”  War only exists in the illusion.  As we let go, we lose our desire to compete or fight.

The goal of initiation was coded in the Bible and the Mayan Calendar.  Together they make sense and prove that a new beginning awaits us.  They both provided a universal context for conscious evolution ending in Armageddon (end of the illusion of good and evil).  Satan (the false self’s beliefs) is released and everyone wins back their freedom.  The spirit (True Self) is united with the body, and heaven returns to earth.

 

The Mayan calendar is an amazing blueprint for time and conscious expansion.  For more, click here.