Synchronicity or Validation? That is the Answer

Synchronicity or validation

By Cathy Eck

 

Holy Shit… My Life is on Stage

Last weekend, I bought some cheap tickets to a play at the La Jolla Playhouse.  I didn’t have a clue what the play was about.

It was called “The Who & The What.”  Obviously, the title didn’t offer any clues.  Turned out, the play was about a Muslim woman who was writing a novel about Mohammed as an ordinary seeker with a charismatic personality, rather than a prophet.  Her Mohammed had doubts about Christianity, got some answers via automatic writing, and even wondered himself if his answers were true.  He battled his own shortcomings; and like any seeker, he didn’t know truth from falsehood.

I suddenly felt as if I were watching my life on stage.  She spent four years writing her book… it was nearly twenty years ago that I first opened a word document for a book that I’ve not published.  Her family was horrified with what she was doing… been there too.  She argued that she loved to write and this was what she cared about… so did I.  Her family told her to use her writing ability on something else.  So did mine.  Quite frankly, the actress even looked like me with shorter hair.  It was easy for me to over-identify with her character.  It looked like pure synchronicity.

 

Synchronicity

I couldn’t wait to find out what happened to her as if she held my future in her hands.  I promise, I’ll tell you the ending later.  But first let’s talk about synchronicity.

I was very much into synchronicity in my old life.  I used divination tools to make choices. I even doused to find the well location for my previous country home.  I often looked for signs and symbols to show me the way, and I was delighted when I saw those interesting number patterns.  It happened frequently.  But one day, the magic stopped; I couldn’t understand why.

It took awhile to realize that synchronicity had morphed into something new.  For most people, synchronicity is about following outer signs and clues as if they’re looking for a lost treasure.  That makes good movies, but it doesn’t lead us to freedom.  It also generates excitement (which is an emotion); the illusion counts on us following our emotions.  Following emotion pulls us right to false desires.  False desires always come with hidden problems.  In addition, we’re never satiated because our true desires go unfulfilled.  We must give up the false to get the true; and hardly anyone is willing to do that.

 

Freedom

I wanted freedom.  I wanted to be my True Self.  I now understood that the world was the reflection of my OWN mind.  The True Self plus beliefs equals our reality.  Therefore, if I corrected my mind on any subject, by letting go, results or validation showed up in my life, my body, or my world.  After the internal change, came the external change.  It made sense.  It was exactly how life should be because it is inherently fair to everyone.   True synchronicity is a validation system, not a guidance system.

I now knew how to live the way cause and effect was designed.  To find the truth about anything, I’d let go; then I’d find the validation that proved I’d slain the false dragon.

After this discovery, I wasn’t interested in psychic readings, divination tools, or manifestation courses anymore.  I didn’t need more beliefs.  I had all the answers I needed inside of me.  Sadly, I looked arrogant and wrong to others.  How dare I to know my own answers?  They had no way to “serve” me.  Holy shit, I realized that all those people that appeared to be helping me actually thrived on fixing me.

Causes aren’t outside; they’re always inside our minds.  So why in hell would we think that our answers are outside of us?  Probably because we’re taught that God is outside — the false God is outside in the form of authority figures.  As we move to freedom, we know we’re the creators of our life.  We don’t listen to other people’s false advice — sometimes that pisses them off.

 

The Not-So-Happy Ending

In the play, the protagonist tried to ignore the hatred (disguised as caring) from her family, but she couldn’t; she didn’t know how to let go.  She musters up enough willpower to find a publisher, but her book doesn’t sell.  I was still watching my story.  Most garden club blogs have more readers than I do today.

As the play ended, I felt angry because the main character listened to her family’s worthless advice.  She decided that they knew best.  She gave up.  One should not expose Mohammed as normal.

I started walking home.  As I let my thoughts go, I realized that woman was me when I started writing this blog.  But she’s also me every time I expose a little more of the status quo as impotent and false.  Fear always arises to tell me that the illusory dragon is just too fierce.  It doesn’t get easier because I’m tackling different subjects.  Each time, I must let go, write what I’m inspired to write, and then the validation comes.  Writing isn’t my purpose; writing creates a reason to find courage and to test my ability to let go.

The growth of this freedom-loving community has been organic.  I don’t market, so the people who read my blog and participate in my mentorship program are truly the cream of the crop.  They’re here to receive validation for what they already know to be true.  When we stop looking for synchronicity as guidance, we become synchronicity as validation for others on their way out.  I’m grateful for the life that has unfolded as I’ve continued to write about what makes life worthwhile for me — initiation and freedom.  I wish I could tell that Muslim woman what she’s missing.  I wish I could help her let go so she could see that she was right.

 

Seven Mayan Prophecies

We design our own fortune

What appears to come from without comes from within.  We have the ability and the right to change our minds and make the prophets wrong.

By Cathy Eck

THE SEVEN MAYAN PROPHECIES


What you Don’t Know About Prophecy

While I don’t know the source of these prophecies, they are consistent with the tone of the Mayan philosophy and the prophecies of other ancient elders.  They are certainly good advice.

People often worry about prophecies.  But Edgar Cayce, also known as the sleeping prophet, was very clear that prophecies are merely a warning.  They are not an exact foretelling.  If we are wise, we’ll use the prophecies as motivation for change.  They are harmful if they create fear with no transformation.

People mistook Biblical prophecies for the truth, and they made no effort to change.  People still don’t learn from Biblical prophecies; they simply wait for them to happen.

In short, being a prophet is the worst job in the world because it is important that we learn from the prophecies and prove the prophet wrong.  Prophecy is not a job for people who want approval or need to be right.

 

Time Without Time

The first of the Mayan prophecies talks about a time without time.” It is said that starting in 1999, the human being has to choose to change their attitude and open their mind to integrate everything.  We have to see ourselves as part of the human race, a citizen of the world.  Time is a mechanism of control.  When we live beyond time, we take back our power.

Humanity will enter the great room of mirrors; consequently, we will meet ourselves on every corner and in every relationship.  That which we have hidden under a mask will be exposed.

Materialism will be left behind and will give way to liberation from suffering.  This is good news since we will come to be evaluated based on our character and our love, not our bank balance.

 

Answers Are Within

The second prophecy states that all answers are within. The behavior of all humanity will change rapidly.  Humans will either easily lose control of their emotions or will realize their inner peace.  If they die, it will be from their own fear.  In the language that I use on this website, we will either hold on and go deeper into the illusion, or we will let go and move toward greater freedom.

This prophecy indicates that the energy received from the center of the galaxy is increasing the frequency of the planet and human brain waves.  This is altering behavior and our way of thinking and feeling.  It is why people are so emotional these days.  Our beliefs are rising to the surface of our conscious mind.  This prophecy mentions two potential paths: one of compassion and love and another of fear and destruction. The path to follow will be chosen individually.

In a world that is speeding up, we don’t have time to search for every answer and contemplate our decisions.  We have to know what is right for us quickly and accurately.  That wisdom comes from within; knowing how to discriminate between true and false will become very important.

 

Climate Change

The third prophecy states that there will be a change in temperature producing climactic, geological, and social changes. This will be generated by man’s lack of conscience regarding the protection of the planet’s natural resources and by the sun’s natural cycles.  Don’t confuse this with the fear-based theory of global warming.  This is partly manmade and partly just a natural cycle.

The fourth of the Mayan prophecies points out that the anti-ecological conduct of man and the greater activity by the sun will cause a melting of ice in the poles. This will allow the earth to cleanse itself producing changes in the physical composition of the continents.

 

Fear-Based Systems

The fifth prophecy states that all systems based on fear will fail; man will transform to give way to a new harmonic reality.  This of course includes all religious and political organizations since they all have fear at the core.  This is very good news.

People will become spiritual as opposed to religious.  Religion has served its purpose; and it is no longer needed.  We must remember that only beliefs contain fear; and all beliefs are artificial lies.  The truth never generates fear.

Man will face himself, reorganize society, and continue down the path of evolution bringing him to understand creation.  This is why letting go is so important.   Each time we let go, a little more of the loving creator God force fills our mind and body.  The Mayans said that we would leave the old moral systems behind and start operating from the natural ethics of the True Self.

 

Comet Appearance

The sixth of the Mayan prophecies states that a comet will appear whose trajectory will endanger man. The Mayan culture considers comets to be agents of change that come to invoke the evolution of the collective conscience.

This is the most fear-inducing of the prophecies.  The question comes down to whether the prophecy is about physical transformation, which could be destructive, or a mental change.  My feeling is that if we make the mental change, the physical wake-up call won’t be necessary.  I’ve had many experiences where doom loomed nearby in my life experience; but when I got the message, the problem disappeared completely.

 

No Labels, No Lies, No Borders

The seventh of the Mayan prophecies said that from the year 1999 until 2012, the light emitted from the center of the galaxy would synchronize all living beings and create an internal transformation producing new realities. The Mayans mention that every person can change and break through its limitations with pure thought.  Pure thought comes naturally from the True Self, authenticity is the cure for humanity.

It is predicted that limits will disappear.  A new era of transparency and light will begin, and the lies will end forever.  What more could we ask for?  We will finally behave as creators in the image and likeness of God.

 

For more on the Mayan Calendar, here is a very detailed article.