All One or Alone: The Creative Mind as an Individual Container

 

Minds are individual containers.

By Cathy Eck

 

All ONE

One of the biggest areas of level confusion to become popular with the New Age movement was the idea that we’re all ONE.  At the level of the True Self (or God), we’re absolutely all ONE.  That oneness can’t be broken or destroyed.  It’s a bond of unconditional love, peace, joy, and freedom.   It is eternal and lives beyond the boundaries of space and time.

But our minds were designed to also separate us from others so that we could individually create.  Imagine if we couldn’t hold individual thoughts.  We wouldn’t be able to focus on an individual creative project or be separate unique beings.  We’d become constantly confused by the thoughts of others.  Sadly, this is exactly what happens when we accept the idea that were all ONE at the level of false selves.

The way we’re designed, our True Self develops an idea.  As creators, we have to make that idea physical.  In order to do that, we create beliefs to bridge the nonphysical idea with the physical manifestation.  These beliefs are false, but they aren’t harmful if guided by our True Self (also called first-cause creation).  Time, colors, shapes, space, and tones are all beliefs that were created by our True Self for creative purposes; they bring us great joy.

 

Left and Right Brain

The structure of our brain mirrors our false mind.  Our left brain is masculine in nature.  It’s intellectual and allows us to hold ideas, intentions, memories, and beliefs.  Our right brain is feminine and receptive.  It receives inspiration and wisdom to bring our vision to life.

Ideally, our masculine mind sets a pure creative intention.  Then our right brain (feminine) receives wisdom and creative inspiration to move toward the vision.  The left brain holds the wisdom (now beliefs) received by the feminine mind, and the process continues until we reach our destination.  Then we let go of the whole false mind so we can create again.

If we get off the path and start missing the mark of our vision (sinning in the ancient world), we get an emotional signal from our feminine, which gently guides us back on to our path.

When we use our individual mental containers (false minds) in the way they’re designed, we move toward our vision without stress or problems.  We effortlessly travel the delightful journey from idea to fruition.  But as you can see, we must listen to our emotions and self-correct as needed.

 

What Went Wrong

We all came to the earth experience with a unique perspective.  In a perfect life experience, we’d naturally accept the creative projects that are right for us.  We’d choose only beliefs that are necessary to fulfill those desires.  We wouldn’t hold on to anything that’s unnecessary.  We wouldn’t get caught up in other people’s beliefs or desires.

When my children chose to unschool, I noticed that they innately understood what they needed to learn.  If a subject wasn’t part of their future, they didn’t want to learn it.  I could not motivate them.  They even knew that things like cursive writing would become obsolete as we moved toward mobile devices and email.  It became obvious that I was a very poor substitute for their True Self, which clearly had the big picture.

However, in the illusion, we think teachers know what we need to learn.  We think preachers know what we should believe.  And we think authorities are needed to keep us in line.  We think doctors, dietitians, and trainers know what’s best for our bodies.  We act as if we have no clue what’s right for us.  We put everyone’s beliefs and knowledge in our containers, filling them with worthless crap.

We assume that what’s right for another, especially if they’re an expert or authority, is right for us.  We wonder why we’re so unhappy with our lives.  We’re constantly faced with decisions and problems.

 

Cleaning Out the Container

If we want to live from our True Self and create as designed, we have to clean out our mental containers (false selves).  We have to take responsibility for what we put in them.  What isn’t true or necessary for our perfect life needs to go.  If others don’t like us letting go of their precious beliefs or judgments, that’s their problem.

We must let go of the beliefs that don’t serve our own creative desires.  We must let go of allowing others to tell us what to believe and how to live our lives.  We must trust that letting go never hurt anyone, and we can’t let go of what is True.  We must use our emotions to show us what to let go when we’re confused or indecisive.

As we clean, our mental containers become virgin.  They only have within them what we need for our own divine creative experience.  We live fully in the present without trying to be in the present.  Our past supports our present and our future.  Our mind is quiet except for what we actually need to think or believe.  We have no decisions to make, no confusion to unravel.

When we achieve this level of clarity, we’re still all ONE at the level of the True Self. However, our minds are now well-stocked, but neatly organized, individual containers at the level of the false self.

When we erroneously combine our false selves, we sadly end up ALONE.  Loneliness occurs when we are hoarders of the beliefs and desires of others.  Our containers become so full of worthless information that we can’t find our True Self.  We spend our life looking for who we are.

Other people’s beliefs belong to them, and they don’t just jump into our mind.  We allow them to come in, and we hold them hostage.  If we use our mind as designed, we live as creators in the image and likeness of God.  We’re loving True Selves that are ALL ONE and perfect creators with virgin false selves that are ALONE.

Michelangelo’s Secret and the Power of the Feminine

God in the Brain painted by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Few people notice that Michelangelo placed God (as well as a woman and children) inside the right half of a brain. He was trying to tell us something important.

By Cathy Eck

 

Michelangelo’s Secret

When the story of Adam and Eve became widely accepted as true, the Adams of the world rose to a place of false superiority, as if incapable of making an error; and the Eves got blamed for the problems that the Adams manifested.

Adam demonstrated a very good trick, how to fake innocence and blame the feminine.  And so it has been.  The Adams blame, and the Eves accept the blame stripping away the power of the feminine for men and women.  This is the curse of humanity that we perpetuate by repeating the same pattern of thinking over and over.

This fall story plays out every day in homes, schools, offices, and political arenas.  The person who claims authority (the masculine Adam role) in any relationship usually claims innocence, while the one in the feminine Eve role feels they did something wrong that they can’t take back.

 

Michelangelo’s God in a Brain

The fall story must have weighed heavy on Michelangelo’s mind.  Being a gay artist, he lived as an outcast in society.  Outcasts don’t have authority; they live their lives in the feminine Eve role.

Michelangelo’s only power was in his gift.  No one questioned him when it came to sculpting or his fresco (even though he didn’t know how to fresco when he accepted the Sistine Chapel commission).  Michelangelo painted an obscure message on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.  He painted God in the right half of a brain.

Within each of us, we have a masculine mind aspect and a feminine mind aspect.  Michelangelo’s right brain is a metaphor for being in the right or feminine mind.  Women mostly project out their masculine mind aspect, and most men do the opposite by projecting their feminine.  But a gay man would be more comfortable in the mind of the feminine.

Ultimately, our masculine and feminine are designed to work together as equals, like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.  When we are in our True Self power, our masculine and feminine aspects always agree, are in balance, and are not projected outward without our awareness.  In the ancient world, this was called the alchemical marriage.  It was the goal of initiation.

When we have this inner congruence, God or our True Self is our male aspect, our inner authority; and our creative feminine rests in the comfort and safety of this true authority.  Expression of our gifts is effortless because we are whole.

 

Michelangelo Knew the Power of the Feminine

Michelangelo was part of a largely gay artist community in Florence during the Renaissance along with Leonardo and Raphael (the other Ninja Turtles).  They studied in secret, performed illegal human dissections, and hid the truth of life in their work for us to find.  They clearly didn’t fit the mold of the Catholic church, and they knew that fighting the church would cost them their life.

They took commissions from the church, but then left messages all over the Vatican for us to discover with delight today.  They could do this because their gifts were so powerful that they became the authority when they did their work, and no one was the wiser.

God in a big old right brain is one of the gems that Michelangelo left.  Secret society symbolism looked like interesting art to the masses and even the religious elite; but to the brotherhood, it spoke volumes.

Secret societies and ancient schools of initiation taught the power of the feminine.  Isis resurrected the Egyptian King Osiris.  Babylonians worshipped Ishtar.  Ancient Greeks worshipped Athena, and the Knights Templar placed black Madonnas in churches.  Even the Holy Grail is a feminine cup.

There were always powerful creative men who understood this, and they hid the power of the feminine message in everything from watermarks to stained glass windows.  The religious and political elite, however, needed to keep the power of the feminine under wraps because anyone who reclaims that power can’t be lied to.

 

The Power of the Feminine and God

Michelangelo put the power of the feminine with God because the initiates knew that the feminine within didn’t fall.  The feminine is receptive; it can’t fall unless the male aspect falls and takes it down with it.  Our inner male holds beliefs; and when we cover our unconditionally loving God (True Self) within with beliefs, our feminine gets a little bitchy.  She struggles to express her creativity.

Michelangelo exposed the power of the feminine (women and children) by placing them with God in the right side of the brain.  Creating is about living in the image and likeness of the Creator God.  Adam was left alone barely able to reach God’s finger.  He represents the intellectual male mind, filled with beliefs, who blames his emotional Eve mind for his problems or sins.

Michelangelo died feeling like a failed man.  I think about that often.  The power and glory of his art was a brilliant light, but it was in the closet.  He could not be open about the love of his life, who he painted into The Judgment fresco; and more important, he could not be open about the truth of life that he hid in his art.  He lived quietly in the background while those that lied ruled the world.  If I could have a word with Michelangelo, I would want to let him know that he was perfect, that he has been a true role model for me, and that his message has been received.

 

If you are still hungry for more Michelangelo, here is a tribute post to him.