Roles: When the Feminine Pretends to be Masculine

Masculine or Feminine

By Cathy Eck

 

Confusion of Roles

Roles become very confusing when they’re not played as designed.  I’ve written about the masculine who pretends to be feminine — an authority figure who projects out an enemy, like Bush/Obama projecting Osama Bin Laden and Muslim extremism.  The leader pretends to be a victim of their own evil projection.  They want support/service/sacrifice from followers in order to slay the evil dragon.  If the followers succeed, the leader becomes a hero.  It’s a very old archetype.

This leader needs blindly obedient followers to slay his dragon.  We see such a person in the movie, “American Sniper,”  the true story of Chris Kyle, known as “The Legend” for his large number of kills.  Controversy has erupted over whether Chris Kyle was a hero or a predator.   Both labels are right in the illusion; both put Kyle at the bottom of the triangle.  If there’s a real enemy, then he’s a hero.  If there’s no enemy, then he’s a predator in the illusion.

Soldier is a strange role.  We believe a soldier is highly masculine.  Just try not to think of masculinity while watching Bradley Cooper play Chris Kyle.  It’s difficult!  However, soldier is actually a feminine role; soldiers salute, take orders, and blindly obey authority.  They’re feminine to the higher rank (who are feminine to their superior).  Soldiers only become masculine when they kill.  As observers, we get tricked by this role shift because we’re trained to look with physically-oriented eyes.

 

Roles Clarified

The original definition of roles made sense.  The masculine role followed the ideal of the sun and unconditionally gave.  The feminine role unconditionally received (like the moon or earth).  A person in a true masculine role would only think or speak the truth.  Their feminine side would be calm and receive original, creative ideas.

But a false masculine projects an illusion based on beliefs, which creates a fantasy, horror, or drama.  Those who are feminine followers to the false masculine leader, and honor their belief system, are no longer creating their OWN life.  Consequently, they’re either highly emotional or highly suppressed.  Only the person at the top of the pyramid — the supreme handler — has the script.  For most people, that supreme leader/handler is the false God — the imaginary leader of the illusion.  His constitution is the Old Testament.

 

Feminine Pretends to be Masculine

Remember, the false leader is an authority holding a masculine role but pretending to be feminine, a victim of someone or something outer.  This false leader pretends to be innocent; but that’s because we’re trained to ignore the fact that they projected their OWN enemy.

Any follower of a false masculine is playing a feminine role.  Look closely at Chris Kyle.  If you take out his back story, he appears to be a macho man — an expert marksman —  a killer of evil extraordinaire  — a hero.  But the movie, “American Sniper,” doesn’t ignore the back story.  He’s not masculine at all.  He’s feminine pretending to be masculine.  

Kyle’s story starts at birth, not at enlistment.  His dad rewarded him for his shooting skills as a young child.  He wanted dad’s approval and ignored his strong emotional signal screaming that killing wasn’t right.   He lived in Texas and attended a Fundamentalist church.  He quickly became feminine to his dad and religious authorities.  His dad tells him that he’s a protector, like a sheep dog; he buys the label because it sounds good.  By the time 9/11 occurred, he was one angry dude with a feminine, obedient mind.  From the physical perspective, he was masculine.  But from the mental perspective, he was completely feminine.

We fall into this quicksand because we confuse the physical and mental perspectives.  The True Self lives in the mental realm; the false self is physically focused.  From the mental, True Self perspective, we are NEVER an authority over another.  We can lead others for a common purpose, but we can’t be their ultimate authority.

Anyone who believes in the false God, is an expert of knowledge, or teaches information that has been pre-chewed by those in the illusion has a feminine mind.  Their position of authority doesn’t change their mindset.  They aren’t harmful unless we make them our authority.  I might take a class in Photoshop from a Photoshop expert to become a better user.  I’m glad s/he exists because the knowledge is useful; but I don’t let him/her tell me what to do with Photoshop.

Many people notice that the highest leaders appear to be feminine to some hidden hand, which is called God by some and the illuminati or big business by others.  If we could dissect the authority’s mind, however, I think we’d find that they’re actually following mom and dad’s illusion most of the time.

 

Level Confusion in Roles

When we follow any other human, we enter their fallen perspective because only our false self is outer directed.  A true leader will always point us back inside.  They won’t take our power even if we insist on giving it to them.

The calm demeanor of false leaders is often mistaken for the calmness of the True Self.  But false calmness is actually the result of the leader’s ability to project emotions on to followers.  We see the leader’s true colors when we refuse to serve their cause or fight their enemy.  The false masculine leader blames, guilts, and shames until we accept their beliefs and do their dirty work.  The say they’ll lead us to the promised land, but they actually spin us around in the desert forever.

To unravel this mess, we must clean up our own mind.  We have both of these false masculine characters within our false mind resting at the bottom of the triangle; often they’ve brought us rewards.  Sometimes, we fear the responsibility of leading our OWN life.  We fear making mistakes or not having answers.  But the only authority that is fair, harmless, and doesn’t err is our own True Self.  No one else can offer us better advice.

 

 

 

Becoming a True Leader by Mastering the Masculine Role

Masculine Role

By Cathy Eck

 

Masculine Role

A true leader is someone who carries out the masculine role perfectly.  The masculine role in our modern world has fallen to a very low level.  Most leaders in masculine roles are power-hungry, competitive, and need to be right.  They project their shadows on to others; then they blame the shadow.  Consequently, the people they lead in feminine roles feel confused, emotional, and powerless.

The master of the masculine role leads from the inside out.  They have a pure mind and only believe thoughts that take them to a win-win vision (they actually know what a win-win vision is).  They let go of the thoughts that aren’t moving their community or business forward.  They don’t hide their false self under a nice or smart persona or say one thing and do another.  They have few beliefs; all of them are from first-cause (non-judgmental) thinking.

Years ago, I discovered the true masculine as a business owner.  At first, I followed other leaders.  I tried to motivate my employees, create an inspiring vision, and treat everyone fairly.  I tried to hide or deny my fear.  But something was off, and I knew it because I could feel it in my body.  I still competed for work.  I still honored beliefs about business and my industry because everyone else did.

In short, my masculine mind was split into win and lose.  I was always battling for the win.  When I won, I felt good.  When I lost, I felt bad.  The outcome of any competition determined how I felt, and that was no longer acceptable.  So I made a simple decision that I would no longer do anything that wasn’t win-win for everyone involved.

Slowly, I realized that if I let go of my own beliefs, I was left with the truth around any situation.  My employees no longer needed motivating, and I didn’t have to compete and market.  I got the business that was right for me.

I wasn’t just changing my thoughts superficially; I let go of the thoughts that weren’t true.  My mind now sorted information based on true and false, not win and lose.  When something went wrong, I found the cause in my mind and let it go.  The cause was always a belief that I’d learned from another.  Slowly the outer world came to match my inner vision.

But this all worked because I played the masculine role.  I was in charge.  I used the people in the feminine role as my mirror; I was serious about not breaking that mirror.

 

Why Leaders Fail?

Leaders fail because they aren’t leading.  They might hold the position, title, or authority; but they aren’t a true leader if they lead from win-lose.  They hold beliefs or rules in mind that they want others to follow.  They see enemies to defeat.

Most leaders try to impose or force their beliefs on others.  They try to convince everyone that their beliefs are right and their enemies are real.

When a leader simply wants to win their projected battles, they aren’t a leader.  They’re a dictator.  Dictators tend to use force, shame, guilt, blame, manipulation, or fear to get their way.   Sadly, most parents, teachers, clergy, and leaders of all sorts are either dictators or complete push-overs.  A true leader is neither of these.

 

Getting to True

To get to true leadership, we must find the cause of problems in our own mind.  The cause is always thought, a belief.  The person playing the masculine role is always at cause in the illusion because it’s the masculine role that has authority, makes rules, and gives rewards or punishment. The illusion was created that way.

What we really want are leaders without beliefs that take us all to peace, abundance, and freedom.  But our false self tends to choose leaders that validate our beliefs.  We feel supported when people think like us.  So we exacerbate the problem.

 

Letting Go in the Masculine Role

Letting go in the masculine role is different from the feminine.  In the feminine role, it feels like beliefs are coming at us.  We didn’t make the rules or create the beliefs, but we feel we must follow them.  Letting go in the feminine role is difficult.

In the masculine role, we’re always facing our own projection.  If our projection isn’t free, joyous, and basking in abundance, our false self wants to either fix or battle its shadow, when it should just let it go.  Some people do this their entire life.  Shit we label people heroes for fixing their own faulty projections.  We’re really blind on this issue.

If a leader of a country sees poverty, they have poverty inside their mind.  If they see terrorists, they’re the cause of the terrorism.  When we accept the masculine role, we accept the responsibility for everything that goes wrong.

The person in the masculine role cannot be a victim because they’re the cause.  Problems can only be fixed at the cause.  When the leader takes responsibility for their thinking, problems get fixed easily.  When they take action to fix the effects of their thinking, problems last forever.

Our world is a mess now because our leaders project their beliefs outside of them and act innocent when they come back to bite their ass.  This is why I teach people in feminine roles to no longer accept projections or beliefs.  Leaders stop blaming the feminine when it no longer works.

The true masculine recognizes that their job is to watch and listen to their feminine projection and self correct.  A true leader rarely gets the credit because they made the correction inside their mind, rather than outside with effort.  It looks like things just went back to normal or a miracle occurred.

Lao Tzu said, “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”  Lao Tzu understood true leadership.

Escaping the Feminine Role

Feminine role

By Cathy Eck

 

The Feminine Role

In the illusion, the masculine role is the authority or assertive role.  Consequently, the masculine role is easy to drop.  But no one wants to play the powerless, feminine role, so people hold on to masculine roles.  When we need to be in control, we fear the feminine role.  If we’re addicted to victimhood, we’re stuck and apathetic in the feminine role.

Life in the illusion has a way of pulling us into the feminine.  Eventually, we retire from our expert or authority job.  Our body gives out; we can no longer be the sports star.  Our kids grow up.  It looks like we’ve lost our mojo; it feels terrible unless we understand what’s occurring.  Our feminine self needs healing.

 

Feeling Powerless

Traditionally, the feminine role was the child, wife, slave, employee, or prisoner.  These roles had no power in the illusion; good meant obedient.  Then came a new kind of feminine role that appeared to be masculine but wasn’t.  The soldier believes he has power over the enemy; but he’s just following orders.  Conspiracy theorists notice when leaders in power aren’t being rational; they seem to be following orders of a hidden authority.  If we’re obeying another person, we’re in a feminine role.

If you saw the movie “Jobs” about Steve Jobs, you saw him change when Apple became a public company.  He became feminine to his board of directors.  He had to obey orders even if it wasn’t good for the company.   There’s nothing more horrific then submitting to a false leader.  Yet, we do it all the time; we continue to perpetuate blind obedience and respect for authority because we think it’s true and an unavoidable part of life.

One would think that leaders would be more conscious of this.  After all, we all start out in the feminine role as children.  We all feel the sting of having to take orders from another who doesn’t lead from unconditional love.  Sadly, when people get into the masculine role, they seem to think they’re always right.  They follow the unspoken Golden Role, which is “I do to others what was done to me.”

 

The Escape

We know we’re in a feminine role when we feel stuck in someone’s illusion.  It can be as serious as being in a prison camp or as insignificant as listening to our friend whine.  Either way, we feel stuck in a feminine role and can’t escape.

We must first recognize that our own beliefs got us in the role.  Usually we feel the need to be obedient or nice.

When we let go of the beliefs that caused us to assume the feminine role, we begin to match our True Self’s perspective.  Letting go of the false is what gets us to true.  This appears to be impossible because we’ve submitted to the other person; and both of us believe that they’re in the masculine power role.  But it is very possible.

We also submit willingly to false selves.  We hire a trainer to get fit.  The trainer is only giving us knowledge — their version of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.  If we believe them, their beliefs will override our old beliefs about fitness.  Seekers are looking for a better spiritual belief system.  In sickness, we look for someone who believes in a cure.   In the illusion, we spend our life trying to trade up beliefs causing us to form codependent relationships around beliefs.  Letting go breaks these false ties to experts and authority figures.  Our own True Self has the wisdom of life we seek; it has no problems to fix.

 

Stuck in the Feminine Role 

The key to escaping a feminine role is to witness our emotions and discriminate continuously.  Wallowing in our emotions keeps us stuck.  We must let go of any belief that enters our mind or arises that has an emotional component.  Here’s an example of what I teach people to do who feel stuck in the feminine by racism.

Racist:  You’re lazy and good for nothing.

Feminine:  Doesn’t speak.  They go inward and feel the emotion inside of their body as they receive the words of the racist.  They recognize that their own emotional navigator is saying, “Don’t believe them; what they say isn’t true.”  So they let go of the words they hear because they aren’t true.  Now those words don’t take hold in their body-mind.  In fact, the emotional energy goes back to the racist.

Racists or bulles don’t fall over easy.  It’s likely that they’ll receive their emotion back and try again.  After all, they’re psychologically reversed.  They think their false belief is true because it has emotion.  Psychologically reversed leaders create very confused followers.  So you have to stay in true and false discrimination until they go away.  They will.  True trumps authority; it pulls us outside of the illusion where false authorities can’t harm us.

The goal of most people in a masculine role is to eliminate their own emotions by projecting them on another.  They don’t realize their emotions are related to their own stinking thinking.  When people say that a role (like healer, preacher, performer, or teacher) is life giving, they’re usually projecting their beliefs on those in the feminine role, which gives their beliefs (false self) more power.  A role or purpose is not life giving.  Being our True Selves is life giving.  True roles are for cocreation only.

Finally, we must look at our own beliefs to see what caused us to accept a false feminine role.  Most beliefs came from ancestors.  We’re taught to believe we must obey authority or respect elders.  We’re taught that what happens to others can happen to us.  We’re taught that if our beliefs generate emotion, they’re true.  We stop discriminating.  We believe what we’re told.  Eventually, if we let all those beliefs go, no one can put us in an illusory feminine role again.  We’re one step closer to freedom.

 

Using Our Animals to Let Go of Beliefs

Best horse trainer ever

By Cathy Eck

Animals and Initiation

My daughter got her first horse when she was ten.  While she was riding, I’d sit in the barn and observe the interaction between the horses and their owners.  In short order, I came to adore the horses and hate the owners.

I started to understand pets from the eyes of the animal.  When they rebelled, I could see why.  Their obedience was only submission — fear of punishment.  I’d try to explain what I saw to the owners, and they wouldn’t listen.  So I tucked the information away in a book that I wrote about a very special horse.  I never published the book.  I only showed it to a few close friends.  I accepted the belief that I couldn’t make a difference.

 

It’s Back

Those memories came pouring back into my mind recently as several of the people I mentor acquired new animals.  I needed to let go of my belief that I couldn’t make a difference.

When I sat in the barn, I could see that the horses understood everything their owners said and thought.  EVERYTHING!  Most of the time, the owner was thinking about what was wrong with the horse (also true for parents and children).  They were thinking about how to train the horse to fix the defects that they saw and believed to be real.

What they didn’t realize was the horse had none of those defects.  I could see that so clearly.  The defects were imposed on the horse by their owner or another human from their past.  The horse was simply reflecting those beliefs.  The cause was in the owner’s mind — not the horse’s.

Once a human labeled the horse, the horse would consistently produce the defect — it was real, but not true.  Then the owner would train the horse, which was actually the application of more beliefs, to remedy what they projected on the horse.  Many of the beliefs were collective — shared by most horse owners.  But they were all beliefs — false.

I saw intense confusion and sadness in the horses.  Why did their owners see flaws that weren’t there?  Why did they focus on the flaws and not see their True Self?  When I’d try to speak up for the horses, no one listened to me.  In their view, I didn’t know anything about horses.  I’m quite sure that’s why I saw it so clearly — I hadn’t bitten the apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil around the subject of animals.

Animals are pure True Selves until we impose beliefs on them.  Then we treat the false animals that we’ve created as real and broken.  Most people break their animal’s spirits in the same way their own spirits were broken.

 

The Vision

The owner plays the masculine role; the animal plays the feminine role.  When we acquire an animal; we have a vision for it.  It’s important to examine our vision and see if it’s truly win-win.  In earlier times, training was clearly about submission.  Some modern trainers have moved toward cooperation, but most aren’t completely there.

The win-win vision becomes our north star for the relationship.  We don’t have to will it into fruition.  We just use it to see what to let go.

 

Letting go

After the vision is set, we must become a true leader.  We must let go of anything we believe about the animal that’s not aligned with our vision even if it looks real.  We must let go of our training and health beliefs.  Inspiration will get us where we need to go.  Inspiration will bring in the right people to help us.  Any training will be playful and necessary so it will happen quickly.  Horses, like children, don’t respond to education that isn’t aligned with a win-win vision.  They can’t unless they’re broken.

Any thought or action that isn’t aligned with the mutual vision will have an emotional component.  That emotional component tells us that we’re thinking something false about the animal or about our relationship to the animal.

When I stepped into the shoes of the horses, I saw the essence of what it means to be feminine in our world.  I was horrified by how poorly we all play the masculine role.  We try to control others; we want them to submit to us as if we’re their God.

 

Animals in our Lives

Some people jump to the other extreme and try to set the animals completely free; they also miss the point.  The animals do want to be in our lives, but they don’t want to be broken.  They’ll submit willingly to a True Self, but not to a false one.  In that regard, they aren’t different than humans.

My friend, Patty, had the most amazing horse.  Patton was trained in the sense that they had a communication scheme.  Patty trusted Patton completely.  Often she’d go riding on him late at night in the woods alone.  She trusted Patton to keep her safe, and he always did.  He wasn’t her pet; Patton was Patty’s equal partner.

Patty would tell me about her night-time rides, and I just knew I’d heard something right and true.  They transcended the normal masculine-feminine roles; they each led when they were the right one to lead.  It was perfect co-creation at its best.

In the ancient schools of initiation, it was said that they had lions for pets.  The lions kept the uninitiated away and were beloved pets for the initiated.  But there was no training.  In short, the lions demonstrated the pure feminine reflective role.  The feminine simply exposes whatever the masculine tries to hide.  Initiates had nothing to hide.

The love and truth of the initiated caused the lion to reflect only pure love — creating a perfect partner.  The beliefs and hatred in the minds of the uninitiated caused the lions to attack them.  They just reflected what came into their presence.  This is what the ancient ones called divine justice.  It’s perfect.

 

Getting Rid of the Gurus in Your Mind

Imagine what would happen if people believed that they knew how the sun should shine better than the sun did.

Imagine what would happen if people believed they knew more about how the sun should shine than the sun did.

By Cathy Eck

 

I’ve gotta say this because I’m tired of seeing amazing people waste their life as seekers.  Seekers tend to seek and seek, but they don’t find because the answer isn’t out there.

Initiation is simply about finding your OWN True Self inside.  It’s simple in theory, but often people have accepted quite a compost heap of beliefs to dig through.

 

The False Self Computer

You can let go of all those voices in your mind.  It’s safe.  You won’t die or disappear.  You’ll love what you find underneath all that crap.

But don’t be fooled.  You don’t get anywhere by talking about letting go or saying you should let go.  You make progress when you let go.  To let go, you must realize that the voices are false.  It’s hard because we fear making our old authorities wrong.  Their words were presented as true; they weren’t up for discussion.  You must take back your power — power you never should have given to any other.

These teachers, preachers, and gurus know that you’ll store their words in your mind like a computer stores data.  In this way, they own your mind.  If lots of people believe the same thing, it becomes accepted as true.  People don’t expose it as untrue anymore; they’re afraid to.  It’s all about gathering numbers of followers, just like Twitter.  All religions started as cults; they cross over into religion at a certain level of members.

Gurus, priests, and even school teachers tell you what they know.  Then you memorize it.  Now you’re a computer.  You aren’t human anymore.  They tell you that what they’re saying is true.  “True” is a magic word to our minds.  If we label something true, our false mind will sacrifice our life to hold on to it.  To let go, you have to recognize that the belief is false — not bad or evil — just false.

When your mind is a computer, you shut off your feminine guidance (emotions).  If the teacher says it, it’s true.  You’ve lost your own discrimination.  You’re a puppet.  You repeat what you’ve learned and behave as if others need it too.

 

Never Too Late

Fortunately, it’s never too late.  Wanting freedom or truth sets you on the path back to your True Self.  Then you have to fight those old voices of authority.  They don’t go easy.  They’re like a song that won’t get out of our head.  The key is to realize that they’re FALSE.

I went though a seeking phase. Lots of teachers went from genius to goofball quickly.  It took me a long time to give up my belief that someone else had the answer.  I believed that I didn’t know the truth.  Of course, after I heard their truth, I was out lots of money; and I had more beliefs to let go.  They won; I lost.  The worst part was that I thought there was something wrong with me.  I couldn’t get it.  I didn’t question their words because they had a title, costume, or credentials.

 

Gurus or True Selves

Stand in your True Self’s perspective.  You’ve been around forever, and no one has listened to you.  You’ve had all the answers, knew how to avoid every problem, and loved unconditionally.  Now your false mind carts your ass into the next workshop or religious service and accepts more knowledge labeled truth.  How would you feel?  Isn’t that arrogant to think that another person’s beliefs are better than our own True Self?  It like saying fuck you to God.  When you get that, you’ll let those voices go more quickly.

Let me be clear.  Honest knowledge isn’t a problem.  I know my Photoshop instructor is sharing knowledge.  He doesn’t care if I switch programs tomorrow.  There’s no deception.  The deception occurs when someone gives you beliefs masked as the truth of life.  You’re supposed to obey them forever.  That’s deception!

Here’s what your True Self knows:  You’re spiritual, good, wise, free, loving and joyous.  You’ve always the truth inside of you.  All you can do is be your True Self or cover it up with other people’s beliefs.  Your True Self says, “I feel so connected to God when I surf, walk my dog, or cook pizza.”  Then the guru says, “Spiritual is only found in the space between the thoughts.  Be in the now.”  Or in the west, “Love your enemies unless they are gay, illegal aliens, or live in a country that has something we want.”  Their voices get stuck in our mind, and we spend our lives looking for the space between our thoughts, trying to be in the now, or trying to find the badness in the gay, illegal alien, or Arab.

 

I Love Popeye

When I lived in Virginia, there were a few gurus nearby.  I watched as amazing people became disciples.  They slowly gave their power away until one day they were powerless thinking they were awakened.  They just walked around like Olive Oil in an episode where she was hypnotized to say, “I love Popeye, I love Popeye, I love Popeye.”  She didn’t love Popeye, she was hypnotized so that her mind repeated the same thing over and over.  She believed she loved Popeye, which wasn’t the same thing as just loving Popeye.  When I’d question these disciples, they’d glaze over and say, “He’s just pure love.”

So eastern or western, it’s built around the same false belief, which is the lie that someone else has the truth.  People brag about who they follow when they should be ashamed of it.  It means they consider their own True Self worthless.  I can assure you, if you start letting go of the beliefs you’ve accepted from gurus, teachers, preachers, and priests, you’ll find your True Self.  And that voice will be perfect, original, true, and YOURS.

 

Exposing the Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

By Cathy Eck

 

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Persona

A lot of people were really bothered by Ariel Castro — they should be.  He represents the wolf in sheep’s clothing.   This type of abuser is doing most of the damage in the world today.  The wolf in sheep’s clothing is actually quite common and often has authority and power in the illusion.

The wolf in sheep’s clothing looks good on the outside, but he or she hides a dark shadow underneath their sweet, kind, often intelligent, persona.  The wolf in sheep’s clothing keeps abusing sheep because people are afraid to expose the wolf.  We’re taught that goodness is measured by what you do, what you say, and how you look.  Those things can all be faked.

It’s not nice to question someone’s words or integrity, even when they give clues that we should.  The wolf is often a very good clone of the True Self.  However, the wolf has a shadow.  The True Self casts no shadow.

Clever wolves know how to speak falsehood without showing emotion.  Like news reporters, they can tell a horrible story with an absolute calm, controlled demeanor.  It’s no wonder that people get so emotional watching the news.  When the person in the masculine role (the reporter) doesn’t experience their own emotions, the listener (in the feminine role) does.  This has been a trick of the power-hungry for thousands of years.

Others disguise their emotions as charisma.  We treat their emotions as a sign of enthusiasm.  But their emotions are really a sign that they’re showering us with their beliefs — not the truth.

People willingly give their power to these master manipulators.  They trust them completely.  They never expose them.  And worst of all, when they feel emotional around these wolves in sheep’s clothing, they assume there’s something wrong with them.  They don’t suspect the calm and nice (or charismatic) wolf in sheep’s clothing.

When people speak from truth, they cast no shadow.  When people speak from falsehood, they always cast a shadow.  Often you can’t see their shadow, but you can feel it.

 

We Believe Them Without Question

When these wolves in sheep’s clothing speak, we believe them.  We ignore our emotions because these people generate constant emotion.  We focus on their words or appearance, which are always socially correct.  When we realize we’ve been blindsided, we wonder how we could have missed the clues.

We don’t realize that the problems that wolves share, the warnings they give us, and the hope, excitement, or terror they inspire in us isn’t real.  They’re simply giving us a report of their OWN illusion.  When we believe them, we get lost in their false world.  And we’re never powerful in another person’s illusion.

We can see this playing out in the United States.  An illusion of fear and terror took flight with the Bush administration (9/11).  Recently, people have commented that Obama is sounding and acting more and more like Bush.  He’s clearly stuck in Bush’s fear-based illusion.  He thought he could fix it with hope and change.  But hope and change are powerless in another person’s illusion.

The wolf in sheep’s clothing is everywhere.  Leaders at all levels pass on their illusions because they believe them.  We’re brainwashed to trust authority without question.  No one fixes the cause (let’s go of the causal beliefs) because they believe the illusion that was passed down to them is true.

 

Responsibility is Key

We’ve all fallen into this trap.  Most people live their whole life in their parent’s illusion.  Most live in their country’s illusion and in the world’s illusion.  People live in their religion’s illusion.  No one is living THEIR life.

We try to fix our childhood or our country or world because we believe what we see.  Fixing the illusion only makes it even more real and powerful.  Fixing the effect of illusory beliefs is equal to not fixing anything at all.

When we stop fixing illusions and instead see the beliefs that we accepted or the false conclusions we made as our responsibility, we can expose and eliminate them.  We can clearly see that it was all just an illusion.  Neither a dream, illusion, nor a wolf in sheep’s clothing have any power once we realize that they’re false.

Obama is treating Bush’s illusion as if it’s true.  He’s trying to fix it, and he can’t. No one can fix another person’s illusion, but we can see it as false.  We can dissolve it with the truth.

A great leader isn’t someone who fixes illusory problems.  A great leader is someone who sees the truth behind problems.  A great leaders takes responsibility, finds the causal beliefs, and dissolves illusions.  They don’t blame others.  They discriminate between true and false.  And they don’t project their OWN false beliefs or make their illusions our reality.

We need great leaders at all levels of life — parents, teachers, government, religion.  We must stop believing leaders that are vested in religions, big business, or political parties.  Their eyes are veiled with their illusions, and they can’t lead.  Knowledge of the system doesn’t make one a leader; clear vision does.  When people see problems as real, their vision is clouded.  They can’t lead, even when their intentions are good.

 

Listening With Our Bodies

The wolf in sheep’s clothing will lose power when people start listening with their bodies and trusting their emotions to discriminate.  The truth always sounds and feels good and calm.

Start listening to news, television advertisements, or political speeches with your body.  Listen with your body even when talking to friends or family.  You’ll see how much falsehood you’ve accepted.  You’ll start to recognize the wolf in sheep’s clothing before they trap you.

When we discriminate and let go, we retain our power.  The speaker’s emotions stay with them; they lose their false power naturally.  No one can deceive a True Self.  When people discriminate, the wolf in sheep’s clothing must take off their mask because the sheep won’t follow them anymore.