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.

What are Your Real Gifts? It Might Surprise You.

Reverse the Curse

Is the person who made this sign a disobedient pain in the ass of society or an enlightened lover of truth?

By Cathy Eck

 

Real Gifts or Talents?

Most people confuse their real gifts with talents.  They are a good singer, writer, artist, golfer, or cook.  But those activities are not their real gifts.  Talents give us something fun to do, help us make money, or get us approval within the illusion.  But our real gifts are the qualities that get us out of the illusion.

 

The Truth About Passion  

There is a big follow-your-passion mania today.  Passion has become associated with doing what we love.  But people forget that the word passion has been strongly associated with the crucifixion of Jesus.  Often when people try to find or follow their passion, their life starts to look like a giant crucifixion.  Here’s why.

The crucifixion was called the passion because it was the last act before Jesus achieved freedom from the illusion.  In ancient times, some people remembered that we were born to be free.  They entered mystery schools to find the keys.  Those who succeeded were said to be twice born or resurrected beings.

The story of the crucifixion wasn’t about killing the Son of God because that isn’t possible; it was about the death of the false self, the ego.  Jesus’ story is a model initiation story; and all great initiation stories end in freedom.  The false self dies and the True Self wins the battle of good and evil.  Peace and freedom reign.

Sadly, the illusion contains the notion that Jesus died for our sins. It ignores the fact that the illusory world is still full of sin, which proves its error.  But the false self never sees that it’s the problem.  Jesus’ real gift was exposing the illusion, and it was turned into the curse of martyrdom.

 

What is our real gift?  

Our real gift frees our mind by exposing and eliminating our false self.  It is the inner strength that puts the winning odds on the side of our True Self.  It is the part of our mind that is absolutely loyal to the truth.

People hypnotized by the illusion will label our real gift a curse, a defect, or a character flaw because it won’t conform.  It won’t blindly obey even if you beat it, judge it, or imprison it.  It refuses to listen to stupid rules or accept rituals that don’t make sense.

So how do you find this gift?  Look to the people who have criticized you the most.  They have exposed your real gift by calling it a curse.

 

Look Inside a Painful Memory

When I was in third grade, my nasty ass teacher said to always answer her questions.  I raised my hand every time I knew an answer because she said to, and I was afraid of her.  One day, she called me a know-it-all.  I was horrified and embarrassed.  I didn’t even know what a know-it-all was.  I didn’t know what I did wrong.

Then I tested high on an IQ test, and my mother was horrified.  I’d never get a man if I knew more than men.  I was supposed to be nice and cute, not wise.  This issue showed up again and again in every aspect of my life except for my work where I was paid handsomely for my expertise, which was nothing more than my ability to know all the answers to big problems.

For four decades, I was sure this was my curse.  I believed that I was an arrogant know-it-all.  When I looked through true eyes, I saw people making problems, sickness, and suffering and then pretending they didn’t know the answer so they could be less than the doctor, lawyer, or clergy.  They needed a big-ass dose of know-it-all.  The people in my life believed that being dumb and submissive was nice or holy.  People seemed to want my expertise to fix their problems, not my wisdom to end their problems.  I became very jaded.

But it wasn’t their fault.  They were stuck in the false world.  They were taught that their know-it-allness was bad so they applied the same judgment to me.

 

Level Confusion

Everything in the true world is 180 degrees from the false world.  This is how we get lost and confused.  To the ancient ones, this was called level confusion.

Our gifts usually have a horrible label in the false world.  Some of those labels are disobedient, rebellious, overly emotional, or daydreamer.  More therapeutic labels include ADD, ADHD, autism, bi-polar, or Asperger’s syndrome.  Our gifts often show up in socially unacceptable ways — such as emotional men, someone who surfs all day and forgets to show up for work, or someone who refuses to serve their country in war.  The very thing that causes us to rebel against the status quo is often our real gifts that can set us free if we can peel off the judgment that clouds them.

Someone who surfs all day is a genius at going with the flow.  Someone who is a daydreamer is a visionary.  The ADHD person moves at a faster pace than those in the illusion.  The Asperger’s person can’t stand the false nice, sickening sweet, personality.  The one who hates war knows peace.  Each of these gifts labeled curses, like my know-it-all, expose beliefs and destroy the illusion if we can just express them.  By fearlessly expressing our real gifts, we set everyone free.

We have to use the key that we were given.  We have to stop hiding our real gift or feeling embarrassed by it.  We have to stop believing the judgments that others throw our way.  When we finally express our real gifts, our false self loses power very quickly because we’ve found our true passion, our true purpose, and our True Self.

 

For more on level confusion, click here.

 

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