Motivation…Creation…It’s Not All About Doing

Nuts turn into giant oak trees.

By Cathy Eck

 

What’s Motivation?

I hear it every day from someone. I have no desires..no motivation…I’m lazy…bored with life. I don’t know what to do.

The curse of the illusion is hard work.  Some do hard physical work.  Others do hard mental work in order to figure out how to avoid doing hard physical work.  People who seek freedom are sick of hard work.  We discover letting go; then we turn it into hard work.

The freedom we desire is freedom from the physically oriented, fallen perspective.  When we fell into the illusion, we accepted lots of beliefs that made creating very hard and slow.  We became feminine to a false God (a slave driver).  We became slaves of his system.  Doing became boring, routine, and uncreative.

The popularity of motivational speakers, prosperity preachers, and life coaches is proof that people aren’t in touch with their natural inner motivation.  They pump people up and generate lots of emotion by telling them what they want to hear.

However, what we want to hear is usually the opposite of what we believe.  So their motivation wears off quickly; our established beliefs usually win in the end.

 

Reward and Punishment

As we let go, we’re all a lot like my oldest child, who was imprisoned in the educational system for six years before I set him free with unschooling.  He’d already become institutionalized.  He was accustomed to outer direction and rewards.  I asked him to look inside for his true desires. He had no fucking clue how to do that.  He begged me to tell him what to do, but I didn’t.  Eventually, his desires for outer motivation, direction, reward, and punishment died since he stopped feeding them.  He was left with inner motivation after about two years of tears.

Inner motivation is different from outer motivation.  The True Self knows the future, without going to psychics.  It’s not going to learn cursive writing unless it plans to be a calligrapher or old fashioned letter writer, but it will learn texting or typing.

The True Self hates spoon-feeding and memorization.  It wants to understand and experience everything.  But most schools ruin that innate desire.  Children learn to walk with very little assistance. They absorb the understanding from someone who already knows how to walk; then they figure it out.  They don’t read “Walking for Dummies.”

When my children wanted to learn something new, I’d point them toward the inventors and innovators in their field of interest — people who found their own wisdom.  I wanted them to trust their own ideas and to see that true desires always seem crazy to others because they’re not their desires.

Most people memorize and copy what others have discovered.  There’s no life force in that.  Beliefs, traditions, stories, knowledge, and rituals get passed down from generation to generation.  It’s old and dull.  In the beginning, such information was minimal and useful — like how to make fire.  Now we pass down useless knowledge, political persuasions, and antiquated religious ideas.

It’s habitual.  In ancient times, dead ancestors were labeled Gods.  Few people in the past have questioned their ancestral teachings.  People got used to being told things that felt bad or sounded illogical.   Sacrificing our desires for the sake of keeping the family and collective illusions alive became normal.  We stopped discriminating when we heard something from an elder, teacher, or expert.  After awhile, we’d believe anything.

 

Creation

To understand true motivation, we must understand the creation process. Creation starts in our mind as an original idea.  We think about the idea, and it grows.  Eventually, we desire to share our idea because sharing gives it life.  Then we’re inspired to action. The whole process is organic and enjoyable if no beliefs get in the way.  But invariably beliefs do get in the way, and we lose our motivation unless we let those beliefs go.

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If our desire is true, we’ll be inspired toward the next step and the next step; but we might not know the final destination.  We might not have support from our mother or friends, but we’ll find support in the form of validation, clarity, or insight.

Roles disappear.  No one can impose their beliefs on us if we know the difference between the truth and a belief.  The world is a mess because people think their beliefs are true.  Then they spew their beliefs on others because they think everyone needs their truth.  We already share the truth; we’re born with it.  Beliefs must remain temporary and personal.  They support, rather than dominate, creativity.

 

Action

The false self is action driven toward rigidly-defined goals. It seeks rewards and avoids punishment.  It avoids the creative process because it’s focused on end results and approval. The True Self’s ideas often look risky to the false self.  Beliefs about insecurity arise along with a lot of emotion.  If we don’t let those beliefs go, we’ll find our inspiration too difficult to follow.

The key to living from our True Self is to focus on our own mind.  The false mind is always  in other people’s business.  It believes that it gains status by mentally or physically pushing others down below it with it’s knowledge and conviction.  It fears others stealing it’s ideas; it’s competitive.  The false self judges, debates, and takes sides.  I know these things look normal; but normal people are deep in the illusion.

We must get to the place where we’re always watching our mind, discriminating, and letting go.  Eventually, it becomes automatic.  Our false self is blindly obedient.  It will be obedient to others unless we retrain it to be obedient to our True Self.

Yea, when we live this way, we’ll look lazy, unmotivated, or too happy.  Others will think we’re playing too much.  That’s their problem.  Finding our True Self and expressing it is what we all really want.  It’s finding the kingdom of heaven and eating from the Tree of Life again.

Going All the Way: When Our Gifts Hold Us Back

Light at the end of the tunnel, gifts

By Cathy Eck

Gifts, From  A Different Vantage Point

Often, what causes people to exit the path to freedom before they reach the end is a gift.  If their gift brings them money or fame, it’s hard to give up.  They don’t want to give up something in the bag for something that might not pay off.

I used to feel sad that I didn’t have any amazing gifts.  I was good at whatever I did, but not passionate.  In hindsight, that was a blessing.  If I had been truly amazing at something, I might have believed that was my final destination.  I might have had a hard time giving up the illusory benefits.  Often people don’t realize that their gift isn’t the end point of their life until a tragedy happens, and they can’t do it anymore.

Now, however, I have a different vantage point on gifts.  If you know how to use a gift, you can milk it for all it’s worth and stay on the path to freedom.  The key is in how you perceive others.  This is the true reason for service.  It isn’t to be good or kind (that’s a side benefit); it’s to get free.

The key is to treat everyone as your reflection.  In that way, you leave everyone you touch a little freer; you find things to let go that you didn’t know you had inside.  It takes a little practice, but it’s worth it.

 

Intuition or Psychic Abilities

Intuition is the ability to find our way through mazes of beliefs.  It’s very useful in the illusion where beliefs rule.  But inspiration is better.  Inspiration is when we find ourselves doing something wonderful without even thinking about it — people call it the flow.  Inspiration is perfection — the highest state of being.

If you have the gift of intuition, don’t discard it.  Use it to find what you or your clients need to let go.  I had to do this with Freedom Astrology.  I had to change it to an exit, rather than an illusion-navigation tool.

 

Healing

Healing ability is amazing.  More amazing is living in a world where disease doesn’t exist.  That’s the true job of a healer.  The True Self doesn’t know disease.  So use your patients as your mirror.  If they believe they have a disease, recognize that they’re showing you that you still believe in that disease (or label) unconsciously.  Let it go in yourself, and their healing will be more complete as well.

 

Channeling

I don’t channel (people ask me that a lot because channels often write similar information).  When you let go of the beliefs that block your wisdom, you recognize that you (not Bobo from the 18th century) have all the answers, you don’t need to go anywhere to get the truth.  The free life is a practical life — we’re all spiritual beings in bodies.  We all know the truth.  Often channels have a fear of expressing the truth as themselves; it was pretty risky until recent times.

 

Acting, Music, Art, Writing

These are what I call True professions because they’re creative.  Letting go takes them to a higher level.  The point of these activities is to let go of whatever is in the way of expressing yourself completely and fearlessly.  That’s why I write this blog and paint.  I want to see where my false self holds me back.  I want my fears and false limitations to arise.  That way I can let them go.

 

Teaching, Coaching, Mentoring

Most teachers and coaches put themselves in the masculine role and give lessons or techniques.  They bore the hell out of their students or they hype them up with excitement.  Real teaching is about being a true leader.  It’s about letting go of whatever limitations you see in your students (your private mirrors) so that they can flower in your presence.

 

You’re Putting me Out of Business

When I make these suggestion to people, I feel their fear arise.  How will I make money if my students flower?  They won’t need me.  How will I make money as a healer if I no longer believe in disease?  If I do the art I want to do, I’ll be judged.  I had all of those fears too — they were unfounded.

I’ve been writing, teaching, healing and intuiting toward freedom for several years, and I still see beliefs to let go.  Freedom isn’t an overnight job or a weekend workshop.  In the ancient schools of initiation, it was believed to take an average of about seven years.

As you let go of beliefs, more and different doors open.  You thought you could only make money as a teacher or psychic, but you find you’re actually a damn good artist or actor.  You find a passion arise as an herbalist and people love your herbs.  You remember that as a child you wanted to teach in foreign countries.  You’ve been putting travel on hold; now you’re inspired to go to new places.  You might discover that you have a gift of mentoring others toward freedom.  There’s a lot of room in this profession.  Have you noticed how many people are stuck in their false minds?  I can use some help.

In initiation, the high initiates taught the lower initiates.  Jesus was the perfect example of how to serve and move toward freedom at the same time.  He healed by correcting his own mind.  He didn’t channel, he knew.  He taught what he knew to others.  He wasn’t intuitive; he was inspired.  And he never went without.  He never complained that something was missing from his life.  His desires and his gifts aligned perfectly so that he could be himself.

Fine tuning your gifts speeds up the train to freedom.  You’ll start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  As you free yourself, using your natural gifts, you’ll not only free yourself, but you’ll also contribute to a free world.