The Watcher (Watching Our Mind) and the Body

Initiation as blend of east and west

By Cathy Eck

 

The Watcher

We let go by first accessing our watcher or observer within — the place where our True Self is watching our thoughts.  Our True Self knows true from false because it listens to our emotions for guidance.  It grants us free will to accept false thoughts, and it releases the false thoughts when we decide they aren’t true.

In the east, seekers of enlightenment watch their minds until they can remain above them.  But often they talk harshly about the body because the false thoughts they rise above remain suppressed in their bodies.  The false self lives like a parasite in our body generating unwanted thoughts and conditions.  If we rise above those thoughts, they continue to grow in power; the parasite eventually destroys the host.

In the west, we adore the body to the extreme and ignore our false minds.  Westerners are experts at projecting unwanted thoughts on to others.  Modern technology calms our minds by fixing our bodies and life experiences (effects) until the effects become too great to fix.

Initiation blended these two perspectives together into one perfect whole.  Initiates watched their mind constantly.  Their body was the effect of their thoughts.  They found their false causal thoughts by following their emotions and letting go.  If they achieved freedom, they were said to have transcended death with resurrected bodies — Temples of the Living God.

They now lived largely outside the illusion (outside beliefs) creating whatever they wanted.  They’d dip into the illusion to assist people who wanted out.  They were in the business of saving people, but not in the way that religion saves people.  They saved people from religion.

 

Losing the Watcher

When I was young, I watched my mind full time.   That changed as I started to accept the ideas of authority figures.  I knew they were wrong because I felt it, but I wanted to avoid punishment.  By the time I was twenty, I rarely watched my mind; the skill had no benefit.  I started to believe that I must manage my way within the illusion; escape seemed impossible.

Later on, I discovered meditation.  It was very easy for me, but it wasn’t enough.  I didn’t want bliss twice a day for short periods of time.  I wanted it all the time.  I wanted to be in the world without it affecting me adversely.  I had no desire to live in an ashram, and I looked hideous in orange.  So I went back to what I loved to do as a child.  I watched my mind.  I was rusty and had to work my way back to my earlier level of skill.  I had to remember how to discriminate and let go.

 

Loneliness

Living in Ecuador, for the last two months, took me back to my early twenties when I abandoned the art of watching.  I remember feeling very lonely after I married.  This was strange since I never felt lonely as a child even though I lived in the country with no children around.  The culture and religion in Ecuador matched my husband’s family culture and religion.   Loneliness isn’t about missing others; it’s about missing our True Self.

I watched my mind deliver the same thoughts I heard and believed earlier in life.  My mind said no one cared about me, and I was out of place.  They felt bad then; and they really felt bad now.  But now I understood the role of emotions in discrimination, and I knew how to let go.  The emotions I felt in my body were saying those thoughts were false.  If I had been floating above my body in meditation, I wouldn’t have felt those emotions.  I wouldn’t have been able to discriminate.  Being connected to my body was painful since the emotions were very powerful.  But it allowed me to discriminate and let go.

Once I let go, I could see the cause of the thoughts.  Everyone here shares the same false self; they belong superficially — identical to my husband’s family.  But their True Self feels left out — out-of-place.  They fix their undercurrent of loneliness with festivals, dancing, sex, family, and traditions.  They fix the effect, not the cause.  I faced a trap that I’d fallen into earlier in life as my True Self also had no place in my marriage.  I sacrificed it to fit in to my new family.

Loneliness is like a giant fog here in Ecuador since nearly everyone has abandoned their True Self to fit in.  It wasn’t going to go away.  Eventually, I let go of all the false thoughts as untrue, and loneliness became impossible because my True Self was unveiled; the emotions stopped.

Part of me wanted to fix my friends’ loneliness; I’ve come to care about them very much.  This also matched my mind earlier in life because I wanted to relieve my husband’s loneliness.  That caring made letting go hard; but it wasn’t true caring.  The True Self doesn’t fix other people’s emotions.  The suffering is meant to force us to let go.  Sadly, most people don’t know they can let go.

Throughout history, initiation was an elite privilege.  Lower classes were slaves — too busy wiping the asses of the elite to escape.  Royalty, like most gurus of the east, learned to rise above their unwanted false thoughts by projecting them out on to inferior others.  This became The Big Secret.  But it’s a false-self technique.  Identifying with the spiritual, positive, superior, winning, and good thoughts can trick others into playing the role they don’t want to play for awhile.  But eventually, they won’t be able to hide their negative aspects under a nice-looking mask if we stop believing them and taking on their projection.

In initiation, anyone can watch their mind, anyone can feel emotions and discriminate, and anyone can let go.  Initiation is true divine justice because anyone can gain eternal FREEDOM.  And when we let it all go, we simply are the watcher.

How to Find a Causal Belief

beliefs are lies

Beliefs are LIES we accept as TRUTH.

By Cathy Eck

The Causal Belief

We eliminate problems by finding the causal belief.  The initiates said that all causes are mental.  We’re all mentally ill.

Finding the causal belief of any problem isn’t difficult.  We’re just trained to look in the wrong places.

The false self is our entire collection of beliefs working together like an army.  The army has a collective identity.  That identity feels a power loss when you let go of a belief.  It behaves as if a soldier has died.  It sees the True Self as it’s enemy because the True Self is more powerful and can destroy the army.  Letting go of beliefs is a lot like fighting a battle.  In fact, that is the meaning of Armageddon — it’s the inner final battle between our True Self and our false self.

 

How to Find the Causal Belief  

Here’s how I did it the very first time.  Since then my methods have become more advanced, but they still rest on this basic technique.

1.  Why do you want to find the causal belief?  Your motive must resonate with the True Self — health, freedom, peace, unconditional love are perfect.  Win-lose intentions don’t work.

2.  Find the observer in your mind.  You can’t let go if you’re wallowing in your emotions or contemplating your thoughts.  Those are false self activities.  The observer (or watcher) is the part of your mind that witnesses your thoughts and emotions.  It’s your True Self.  It is all-powerful and can discriminate and let go.

You activate your observer by imagining that your thoughts are projected on a screen.  The part of your mind that is reading (and hearing) the thoughts is the observer.

3.  Once you’ve found the observer, think of something you fear or a problem.  You should feel emotion in your body.  If you don’t feel emotion, you probably project your emotions on to others.  Ask yourself, who would get emotional about this problem?  There’s your emotions.  Stay in the place of the observer.  Don’t label the emotion.  Just watch it, and feel it.

Everyone’s born with emotions, but we forgot their true purpose.  People treat their emotions as unnecessary, like tonsils.  Authority figures hate emotions because they expose their lies.  Our emotions are our smothered inner Goddess who discriminates and keeps us on our path.  Without her, the nasty ass false God inside our mind wastes our life fighting wars.

Our emotions were designed  to let us know when our thinking was taking us away from the truth.   They also tell us when to believe another person.  To understand this, you have to see your mind as a container of thought.  Our True Selves are collective (one).  The false self was designed to be a separate creative container; we weren’t meant to share beliefs.  But we do.

A free person constantly observes their mind.  They think a thought (cause); then their emotions (effect) give feedback.  If they think a true thought, they feel calm, emotionless.  If they think a false thought or belief, they feel agitated or emotional.  All emotions are the same.  We label them based on circumstances.  You’ll see how perfectly this was designed.

4.  To find the causal thought, we reverse the process.  Our inner observer watches the emotion (effect).  As we watch the emotion, beliefs pop into our mind; all of them are false.  The emotion eventually takes us to a causal belief.

When any belief arises in our mind, it sounds true.  After all, we accepted it as truth from an authority.  It’s tempting to believe it again.  Avoid that temptation.

5.  We  let the belief go by reminding ourself that it’s false.  I usually repeat something in my mind like, “This belief is false because it doesn’t feel good.”  You will find words that work for you.  The key is to stick with it.  You’re trying to kill a soldier in your army of false beliefs.  You want it dead, not hopping around on one leg.  When it’s difficult to let go, you’re battling a seemingly powerful authority figure, like a general.

You’ll notice a shift once your mind accepts that a belief is a lie and lets go.  Then the emotion dissipates or another belief appears to let go.  Continue until all emotion is gone.  The trick is to not believe anything your mind says while watching the emotion.  This process can take five minutes or five hours.  Persistence pays off.

 

It Gets Easier

The process is like riding a bike.  It eventually clicks.  You’ll wonder how in the hell you could have missed something so obvious all your life.  You missed it because you were trained to miss it.  We think our inner (and outer) army is protecting us when it actually causes all of our problems.

Consistent letting go rewires your mind so it naturally discriminates.  You’ll no longer accept beliefs that are false even if spoken by an authority.

When you complete the process, you’ll notice a calm feeling; you might laugh hysterically because the belief was so insane, or sometimes you’ll get an insight into life.

 

Final Warning

You might be shocked at the beliefs that arise.  I’ve had beliefs about curses, karma, evil, sin, and religions I’ve never practiced.  I didn’t think I believed any of them, but I did.  Don’t worry about how you got beliefs.  Just let them go.  You can’t screw up because you can’t let go of truth.

Treat the process like a game.  The false self loves to make things serious.  Every time you let go, your True Self grows in power.  Eventually, you’ll realize that you don’t need an army, and you’ll dismantle the whole damn thing.  You’ll be free.

 

If the process doesn’t work for you, check out Unlocking Heaven’s Gate.   It’s free.  You can also contact me with questions or schedule a mentorship session.  Often when it doesn’t work, psychological reversals are confusing you or someone powerful is imposing their beliefs on you.