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.
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.