Dealing with Fragile Egos as Characters

fragile ego

By Cathy Eck

 

Fragile Egos

When someone holds their beliefs as absolutely true, they become a “fragile ego.” Fragile egos exist at all levels of society.  We have to let them break to get free.

Fragile egos send a clear message:  “If you obey me, I’ll reward you.  If you disobey, I’ll punish.”  They’re clones of the Old Testament false God (imaginary leader of the illusion) who believe they’re good people with the right to judge and punish.

Whoever disagrees with them is evil or bad.  Their biggest fear is exposure.  They lie and impose their beliefs on others in order to look powerful while hiding their belief that they’re weak.

The most dangerous fragile egos wear a nice mask causing them to look like a True Self.  They say and do what the illusion considers good; they generally look happy and calm.  They believe that what you do, not how you think, makes you good.  Good, by their definition gets rewarded.  That’s how the illusion works.

But the true world doesn’t work that way.  Rules and projection don’t exist outside the illusion, we manifest what we believe.

Underneath the fragile ego’s mask is an emotional storm; their actions aren’t congruent with their thinking.  They’re filled with rules and beliefs.  When we disobey or say, “No,” to their demands, their emotions roar.  They don’t see their OWN thinking as the cause of their emotions.  They blame the feminine role because their Adam-and-Eve based mythology gave them the right to.

The fragile ego projects their responsibility and emotions outward.  In fact, when we’re conditioned by fragile egos, we often become overly responsible.  We take responsibility for their emotions because they claim we’re the cause.  We aren’t.

 

The Wall

In mentoring, I call the eruption of the fragile ego, “hitting the wall.”  Letting go looks impossible.  Strong religious, scientific, or political views look absolutely true.  Arguing with the fragile ego does no good.  The fragile ego repeats its knowledge, rules, and beliefs like a robot.  It sees evidence that supports its thinking; it’s sure it’s right.

We only see evidence because we believe the cause.  We hold a really strong belief, but it’s still false.  If we let go of the causal belief, we’ll see different evidence.  When we try to challenge fragile ego beliefs in ourselves or others, psychological reversals kick in.  The thoughts clearly generate emotion, they’re not win-win, and they’re taking us away from freedom; but we can’t remember that the emotion means false.  Until we routinely catch this in ourselves, we won’t catch it in others.

 

They’re Characters

Our OWN fragile ego consists of voice recordings acquired from others who forced their beliefs into our mind.  We did feel emotions when we first heard their words; but we were afraid to challenge them.  Their words are NOW constantly squatting in our mind.

After letting go for awhile, we do come to know that the recordings are false.  And yet, people tell me that the fragile ego is still running their life.   They still behave as the fragile ego would want them to behave or say what the fragile ego would consider socially or politically correct.  They still can’t be themselves.

 

An Exercise

Imagine yourself in the center of your mind; see the fragile egos who have limited your life with beliefs, rules, and knowledge in the periphery of a giant circle looking at you.  They’re keeping you from leaving the circle.

Review old memories in your mind. Bring up fragile ego encounters from the past. Let the fragile ego characters slowly replay the scene.  Discriminate and let go as they talk.  Also let go of any judgments or reasoning that arises in your mind about these characters. Judgment on your part keeps you stuck to them.  You might never see them again; but when you clean up their character in your own mind, you won’t meet that same sort of person again.  Of if you do, you’ll stay powerful.

You can take this even further.  We tend to think that we must change the real life fragile ego characters or get them to stop judging us.  But many of them will never change or stop judging.  Are you going to wait until they change to live your life?  I hope not.

Step into their character within your own mind.  Speak their beliefs, and feel their emotions arise when they speak something false or judgmental.  Assume they can discriminate and let go, and do so.  It’s your mind!  These are your characters! You have the power to clean up their words in your mind.  In this way, we change the past.

See if this fragile ego still has power over you.  If so, ask yourself, “Why?”  Let go of the reasons that your mind gives you.  Clean up more memories.

You aren’t affecting the real life person in any way — good or bad.  When your mind is clear, they won’t bother you.  Their beliefs will only affect them.

Our false minds were meant to be creative containers, separate and distinct from others people’s minds, so we could all create independently.  We’ve never had the right to impose our beliefs on others.  We only do it because others did it to us.

When you realize that you don’t deserve their judgment, they don’t have power over you anymore.  When you understand that their rules are false, they don’t apply to you.  If they say that you’re hurting them, you don’t take it in.  In fact, I’ll often say to fragile egos, “You’re telling me what I should believe; how can I be hurting you?”

Fragile egos can be difficult.  But we can get through that wall if we take our rock hammer and chip away one belief or memory at a time.  Eventually, we’ll break through their highly tinted glass.  We’ll escape their influence without fighting them.  When we clean our OWN mind, they lose their false power.  They can’t harm us anymore.

 

Working with Our Dreams and Nightmares

Dreams tell us where we are going

By Cathy Eck

 

Dreams

Dreams can be a powerful tool; they help us find causal beliefs.  But we must use our dreams in a productive way.  People generally view dreams as symbolic.  They interpret them and look for meaning in the activities, events, or items in the dream.  That can be fun; but it doesn’t help us move toward freedom.

Dreams are an unthreatening bridge that can show us what to let go from our false physically oriented interpretation of reality in order to get to our True mentally oriented perspective.  Dreams are powerful because we know we created them.  Dreams come out of our OWN mind.  We can’t blame anyone else for our dreams.  That’s key.  If we have dreams about killing, we still have an aspect of our false self that wants to kill someone or fears being killed.  If we have a demon in our dream, guess what we hold in our mind?

People make the mistake of only identifying with the main character in their dreams.  We created our dreams; so we’re the writer, the direction, and all the characters.  There’s enormous power in realizing that we invented all those characters whether we like them or not.  It’s hard to get to that level of honesty in the waking state.

If we wrote a screenplay or novel, we’d know what each character was going to say and do.  That’s how we write our dreams without effort.  For a person to write a story about stealing, they have to hold stealing in mind.  They can’t write about a bank robbery while thinking about pansies.  If we let our beliefs around such criminal behavior go after discovering them in our dreams, we don’t have to experience such things in real life.

 

How to Let Go Using Dreams?

Let’s say that you dream that you’re a student in school.  First work on yourself by asking questions.  Why am I in school?  Do I like being a student?  How do I feel about learning?  What am I learning?  Do I like it?  Get honest and speak your mind as that character.  If something you believe as that character feels bad (has emotion as you think it) let it go.  It’s a false belief.  Our false self adds drama, opposition, and bad tasting spices to our dreams and experiences.  It usually turns them from perfect, heavenly experiences into hellish nightmares.

Let’s say that you and another student got in trouble in the dream.  You’re also the other student.  Step into their character and ask yourself questions about you, the teacher, and school.  How do each of you feel about getting caught?  Why did you get caught?  What outcome do you fear as a result?  What were you thinking before and after you got caught?  These are thoughts that should have emotion — beliefs to let go as false.

Caution!  Don’t allow the answers to your questions to become reasons for why your life is the way it is.  We aren’t looking for interpretation; we’re looking for causal beliefs to let go.

You’re also the teacher in the dream.  Are you angry that students weren’t listening to you?  Do you dislike these students, judge them?  Do you like your job, hate your job?  Why?  Use your answers to find beliefs to let go.

Each character plays a role.  The teacher represents the masculine role; the students are in feminine roles.  You’ll see beliefs from both aspects of your mind in these characters.  As you step into each character, behave as if you want to let go and know how to let go.  Clean up the entire scene.

What you should discover is that without the beliefs that you held in mind before the dream, you couldn’t have had that exact dream.  That’s a valuable lesson.  The same is true of life.

Some therapists go batshit crazy and advise people to pretend they’re the desk or chair.  That’s generally not worth our time.  You might have beliefs about furniture, but furniture doesn’t have beliefs about you.

 

What you Learn

Ideally, we want to live our own True story as the writer, director, and main character.  Everyone else in our life plays a supporting character; we’re also supporting characters for them.  We want to have symbiotic, not codependent, competitive, or opposing relationships with others.

If we perceive that a story character is dominating us or has an intention to harm us in our dream, we’ll feel as if they’re writing our dream (or nightmare).  We’ve given them or someone like them the masculine leadership role for our life.  We probably feel we have to please this character so they’ll let us have what we want.  Their rules for life represent the rules we believe we must live by; they’re our false God who rewards and punishes us.

This was the original end goal of selling religious stories as the truth.  They were originally someone’s personal story.  But they wanted their story to be the story.  They wanted to rule the world instead of just being the king of their life.  Even today, you see new religions and new spiritual teachings being born; they always have a story that makes those teachings or that teacher the ONE.  People often claim to be called or special so that they can mute your story and replace it with their story.  If you follow their practices or their protocol, you’ll get to be a minion in their kingdom — a walk on character that fulfills their dreams.  You’ll NEVER get to live your life.

As you let go of beliefs, you do become the main character in your story living the script that you’ve written.  You’re day and night dreams will improve.  If you want to be completely free, your story must be win-win for everyone.  No one would be your minion, prisoner, or slave.  They’ll simply be other creators who stopped by to temporarily co-create with you and play a character in your story because it’s fun.

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Repetition: The False Self’s Drug of Choice

Fractal collage of nature

By Cathy Eck

 

The Drug of Repetition

The drug of repetition is painfully obvious during the holiday season.  The television stations play the same programs.  The radios play the same songs.  People pull out the same decorations that they carefully stored away last year.  They attend the same events and services with the same family members.  They tell the same lies to their children.  We call this tradition; but it is really fast food for the false self.

The false self loves routine and repetition — it resists change.  Our false mind works exactly like a computer, operating from memorized commands.  Unless you delete the programs, you get the same output.

Now don’t get me wrong.  Repetition isn’t necessarily bad or evil; it can be useful.  I’m glad that buses follow a repetitive pattern; it makes them easier to find.  But buses weren’t born to create.  Humans were!

 

The Neighborhood of Make Believe

As children, we’re all loaded on the trolley to Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood of Make Believe.  Mr. Rogers taught us that people are predictable machines.  He changed his shoes and hung up his sweater in the same way everyday.  He repeated the same horrible songs.  He talked in a monotone, and never displayed emotion.

The Neighborhood of Make Believe was his projected world.  True Selves create; false selves imagine and project.  His world was presented as creative because things happen in make-believe that don’t happen in the real world, like talking animals and trolleys.  Yipee!

Mr. Rogers was simply projecting his own personality and issues on to outer characters so that he could stay calm and collected on the surface.  He could be good because the bad was out there, in make-believe.  Watching him, we were programmed to accept this sort of mind game as normal.

Mr. Roger’s characters don’t get along; and the king can be a royal asshole.  But Mr. Rogers is perfect, like God.  In Make Believe, we see the shadow of Mr. Roger’s mind; and like all good men, after Make Believe time, he gives us a moral lesson based on the bad behaviors of his characters.  It is the bullshit that is as old as the sands of time.

 

I Want My Fucking Dream Back

In the newly civilized world, the Lord’s (or King’s) dream became everyone’s dream.  The leaders wrote the myths, they turned off the people’s desires with beliefs, and they created reasons for the humans to serve them.

Much like today, these false leaders were the least creative men alive.  Their True Selves had big dreams, and their false selves had big limitations.  But they had strong wills and dangerously wicked power of influence.  Today these types of men run our countries, religions, businesses, and households.  We’re trained to believe they’re good; we don’t see that they are actually machines that look good and feel bad, creating confusion for those who still have feelings and emotions.

My husband was in the military for the first couple of years we were married.  For two years, I lived among the lowest forms of life I could imagine.  The soldiers all lacked spirit; they were programmed killing machines.  It showed me what people look like when no True Self remains exposed.  Military people aren’t heroes; they’re brainwashed actors playing roles in their leader’s drama.  War happens when people make beliefs more important than the truth (when they create Neighborhoods of Make Believe).  People who fight in them are the overrated products of false society who will kill their own brothers on command.  They need rehab, not medals of honor.  We don’t see this because we’re programmed too to support the troops.

 

Children and Repetition

Children appear to seek repetition.  But, children mirror their parent’s repetitive beliefs without effort because they’re marinating in the same sauce.  We learn in monkey see, monkey do fashion — memorize and repeat.  Children insert their authority figures’ rule books into their minds and follow them to the letter to avoid punishment.  When someone refuses to do this, they’re labeled bad or crazy.

OCD is the extreme of left-brain repetition.  The victim’s mind repeats the same meaningless instruction over and over.  OCD isn’t a disease; it’s a mind that won’t let go.  Leaders don’t tell us that we can let go because we wouldn’t be obedient slaves.  We’d invent our own fantasies and live our own dreams.  We’d write and direct our own stories instead of being walk-on characters in their drama.

 

Repetition Hits the Wall

Often we reach a point in our life where nothing external makes us happy anymore.  We’re sick of the status quo; tradition makes us vomit, and we find superficial conversations and social protocols intolerable.  Our True Self is screaming to do a U-turn and go back toward freedom.  If we don’t listen to this call, we get sick or die.  Death happens when the false self has snuffed out the last ray of hope for our dreams.  The True Self has no fear, so it simply prefers to start over.  But, it’s never too late.

The rules for moving toward the True Self are 180 degrees from the rules that we consider normal.  But we must watch for traps.  The new age was a big trap.  It  recycled old traditions, practices, and rituals.  Much like that 50’s skirt that looks cool after half a century, the old traditions seemed like radical change.  However, they were updated versions of the same old program, viruses included.

So if traditions and repetition got us into the illusory world, the way out is to break tradition and to shake things up.  We must challenge our thinking and let go of beliefs and limitations.  The outer changes along with the inner.  Simply changing the outer is no change at all; it is another form of deception.  Eventually, our True Self takes back the command; and we see it was all just a Neighborhood of Make Believe.

 

Caught in the trap of friends and family, read crabs in a pot article.