Going All the Way: When Our Gifts Hold Us Back

Light at the end of the tunnel, gifts

By Cathy Eck

Gifts, From  A Different Vantage Point

Often, what causes people to exit the path to freedom before they reach the end is a gift.  If their gift brings them money or fame, it’s hard to give up.  They don’t want to give up something in the bag for something that might not pay off.

I used to feel sad that I didn’t have any amazing gifts.  I was good at whatever I did, but not passionate.  In hindsight, that was a blessing.  If I had been truly amazing at something, I might have believed that was my final destination.  I might have had a hard time giving up the illusory benefits.  Often people don’t realize that their gift isn’t the end point of their life until a tragedy happens, and they can’t do it anymore.

Now, however, I have a different vantage point on gifts.  If you know how to use a gift, you can milk it for all it’s worth and stay on the path to freedom.  The key is in how you perceive others.  This is the true reason for service.  It isn’t to be good or kind (that’s a side benefit); it’s to get free.

The key is to treat everyone as your reflection.  In that way, you leave everyone you touch a little freer; you find things to let go that you didn’t know you had inside.  It takes a little practice, but it’s worth it.

 

Intuition or Psychic Abilities

Intuition is the ability to find our way through mazes of beliefs.  It’s very useful in the illusion where beliefs rule.  But inspiration is better.  Inspiration is when we find ourselves doing something wonderful without even thinking about it — people call it the flow.  Inspiration is perfection — the highest state of being.

If you have the gift of intuition, don’t discard it.  Use it to find what you or your clients need to let go.  I had to do this with Freedom Astrology.  I had to change it to an exit, rather than an illusion-navigation tool.

 

Healing

Healing ability is amazing.  More amazing is living in a world where disease doesn’t exist.  That’s the true job of a healer.  The True Self doesn’t know disease.  So use your patients as your mirror.  If they believe they have a disease, recognize that they’re showing you that you still believe in that disease (or label) unconsciously.  Let it go in yourself, and their healing will be more complete as well.

 

Channeling

I don’t channel (people ask me that a lot because channels often write similar information).  When you let go of the beliefs that block your wisdom, you recognize that you (not Bobo from the 18th century) have all the answers, you don’t need to go anywhere to get the truth.  The free life is a practical life — we’re all spiritual beings in bodies.  We all know the truth.  Often channels have a fear of expressing the truth as themselves; it was pretty risky until recent times.

 

Acting, Music, Art, Writing

These are what I call True professions because they’re creative.  Letting go takes them to a higher level.  The point of these activities is to let go of whatever is in the way of expressing yourself completely and fearlessly.  That’s why I write this blog and paint.  I want to see where my false self holds me back.  I want my fears and false limitations to arise.  That way I can let them go.

 

Teaching, Coaching, Mentoring

Most teachers and coaches put themselves in the masculine role and give lessons or techniques.  They bore the hell out of their students or they hype them up with excitement.  Real teaching is about being a true leader.  It’s about letting go of whatever limitations you see in your students (your private mirrors) so that they can flower in your presence.

 

You’re Putting me Out of Business

When I make these suggestion to people, I feel their fear arise.  How will I make money if my students flower?  They won’t need me.  How will I make money as a healer if I no longer believe in disease?  If I do the art I want to do, I’ll be judged.  I had all of those fears too — they were unfounded.

I’ve been writing, teaching, healing and intuiting toward freedom for several years, and I still see beliefs to let go.  Freedom isn’t an overnight job or a weekend workshop.  In the ancient schools of initiation, it was believed to take an average of about seven years.

As you let go of beliefs, more and different doors open.  You thought you could only make money as a teacher or psychic, but you find you’re actually a damn good artist or actor.  You find a passion arise as an herbalist and people love your herbs.  You remember that as a child you wanted to teach in foreign countries.  You’ve been putting travel on hold; now you’re inspired to go to new places.  You might discover that you have a gift of mentoring others toward freedom.  There’s a lot of room in this profession.  Have you noticed how many people are stuck in their false minds?  I can use some help.

In initiation, the high initiates taught the lower initiates.  Jesus was the perfect example of how to serve and move toward freedom at the same time.  He healed by correcting his own mind.  He didn’t channel, he knew.  He taught what he knew to others.  He wasn’t intuitive; he was inspired.  And he never went without.  He never complained that something was missing from his life.  His desires and his gifts aligned perfectly so that he could be himself.

Fine tuning your gifts speeds up the train to freedom.  You’ll start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  As you free yourself, using your natural gifts, you’ll not only free yourself, but you’ll also contribute to a free world.

Stuck in Someone’s Illusion (Part II)

There is no death -- only timing differences.

There is no death — only timing differences!

By Cathy Eck

 

Cindy

When I was in grade school, Cindy moved into my town.  She was from the south and believed in voodoo.  No one wanted to be her friend.  But she had a cool horse, and I found her interesting; so we became friends.  One day, Cindy got mad at me because I said “No” to her.  She said the voodoo priestess, who lived across the street, made a doll in my image and was sticking pins in it.  Notice how nicely she projected the bad deed on her neighbor.  She went on and on about this and walked me past the house of the voodoo priestess.  Cindy said, “See the doll in the window. The priestess wants you to die.”

I got scared at first (a little sucked into her conviction about me dying), but then I realized that I didn’t really believe her.  I didn’t do anything wrong; and quite frankly, I didn’t see a doll in the window.  Eventually, she noticed that I wasn’t buying her bullshit — the game was over.

 

Pat

Fast forward forty years, and I’m friends with Pat.  Pat was born in Cuba, moved to Venezuela, then to Miami, and then at six was sent off to a strict Catholic boarding school in Spain.  As an adult, she became a Jehovah’s Witness and then landed in the New Age and became a healer.  On the surface she rebelled against it all; but unconsciously, she believed just about anyone.

Pat worked as a healer but was terrified of disease.  She constantly talked about diseases that she saw in her practice.  Over time, I began having all kinds of health fears myself; she triggered old fear in me that I got from my mother’s fear of disease.

One day, Pat told me that she had incurable cancer and had three months to live.  She started doing all kinds of alternative treatments and therapy; and I really felt that she knew there was no incurable disease.  But then she would talk to her family or doctor.  She would call me and say, “I’m stuck in their world.  They won’t stop telling me I’m dying; I feel powerless to heal myself.”

Eventually, they put her in the hospital kicking and screaming; she died in two days.  The last words she said to me were:  “Everyone thinks they’re doing good, but they’re killing me because they won’t change their stupid minds.”

Pat believed that she needed them to change their mind about her condition in order to live; she also believed that was impossible because they were sure they were right.

 

The Answer

I understood the feeling of being caught in someone’s illusion.  I’d been there.  People battle to get other people to drop their limiting beliefs, they hide from them, and they even die to get away from them.  I wanted to find the cause — the cure.

Cindy wasn’t an authority figure in my life.  Pat’s family and doctors were all people she held in the masculine role of authority.  Second, I recognized that Cindy was lying.  Once I saw that her words were false, they lost all power over me.  But in another country, where people believe in voodoo, Cindy could kill someone.

Cindy’s voodoo and Pat’s diagnosis look very different, but they weren’t.  They were both curses of sorts.  Oddly, around this time, I ended up in Haiti and confirmed my suspicians in a pleasant conversation with someone who had been cursed (you can read about that here.)

It all started to make sense.  The religious rules of the ancient false rulers, who claimed they were ordained by God, created mental slavery.  Consequently, a slave can’t get away from their master.  Abused women and children can’t leave their spouse.  Citizens under dictators can’t leave their country.  Patients can’t escape their doctor’s diagnosis.  This deranged belief system serves the elite, the winners who write history (his story), big profit-motivated businesses, and big government that does nothing but cause more problems.

Yes, this was about Pat, Cindy, and my beliefs; but it was much more ancient than I expected.  The so-called uncivilized victim of voodoo at least knows that he won’t heal unless the curse is removed.  But we modern prisoners will accept the curse as the absolute truth, without even questioning it, if it comes from an authority.  We were trained to do so.

 

The Cause

In my last post, I explained that in order to get people to follow a leader blindly to their suffering or death, the leader must create believers.  If a powerful leader  projects beliefs with authority, most people will believe them.  Once the people are believers, they’ll see evidence of those beliefs in the world, and their minds will relabel the beliefs as the TRUTH.

To get free from the false leader’s world, they must reverse the process by recognizing that the beliefs they share with the leader just aren’t true.  But they won’t do that because their reality keeps proving the belief to be true.  They get stuck in circular reasoning.

The mind let’s go once it recognizes that the belief is just a lie, an illusion.  The emotions we feel when we think the shared belief confirms that it isn’t true because truth always feels calm and peaceful.

Pat and I both knew that she wasn’t incurable.  We both knew that the cure was within.  We just ran out of time.  Or did we?

A few months after Pat left, my son was using my phone.  He said, “Mom why are you still calling Pat?”  I wasn’t, or so I thought.  But there was a call record (above).  I’d been calling the year 2027.  So I guess at the time of Pat’s death, 2027 was when we figured out that incurable is a lie and that we can free ourselves from someone else’s illusion by letting go of our belief in their lies.  Hopefully, that day is closer now.