By Cathy Eck
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.