A Different View of the Story of the Tower of Babel

Tower of Babel

By Cathy Eck

 

The Lord’s Version

Today is my 200th post.  In honor of that milestone, I thought I’d write about my favorite fucked-up Bible story, the Tower of Babel.  It’s sad that the Tower of Babel story was so distorted; it’s really a beautiful, meaningful story.  I intend to demonstrate how shifting our perspective can transform even the most confusing and disempowering stories.  Here’s the story from Ye Ole King James Bible Genesis 11:

1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

 

The Lord

The error begins when we mistake Lord for the Creator God.  The God of Genesis I was a Creator (or creative force); after Genesis I, God became the angry, judgmental, power-hungry inventor of man’s false self and knowledge of good and evil.  The rest of the Old Testament is mostly about life in the Lord’s illusion where rules, beliefs, and false Gods rule.  It’s about reward and punishment for the Lord’s benefit, not for the benefit of the people or the earth.

This is a very important story.  Lord is still ruling the earth today.

 

The People

Lord recognizes that the children building the Tower of Babel communicate very well; they’re a powerful creative force — like the real God that Lord despises.  So Lord says:  “now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”  Lord is threatened.  He’s saying, “I can’t control these people.  They’re true creators.  Who will build my castles and shine my bling?”  His power depends on obedient slaves.

Lord decides to confound their language or speech, because Lord is an ass.  He presumes that their outer communication created their unity.  Different ways of speaking don’t unite or divide.

What did he mean?  Common vision unites us.  Beliefs divide us.  We accept beliefs only when our emotions are confounded.  The truth has no emotional component.  Beliefs are loaded with emotion, but we’re confounded to psychologically reverse our discrimination so we accept thoughts that feel horrible.  Then we create in the image and likeness of Lord, not God.

Lord confounded our universal language — our natural discrimination system so we wouldn’t know the difference between truth and beliefs (false).  Lord made the children’s True Self behavior wrong.

At the True Self level, we’re all one.  We think in harmony.  At the false self (belief) level, we’re separate; we’re designed that way.  Authorities, at all levels, behave like Lord.  Most of us experienced a Tower of Babel moment before we we’re able to talk.

This story reinforces some horrible beliefs, like authority figures have more power than our own True Self.  It convinces us to drop our desires and submit to the desires of authority (supporting the illusion).  We fear that our True Self is bad or wrong.  We even fear joy because we believe punishment will follow.  Lies, lies, lies…but the beliefs of many appear true.  But they aren’t true; they’re just reality.

False leaders “Divide and Conquer.”  If we’re separated into different religions, political parties, races, or sexual preferences, the completely unqualified, but highly focused, elite Lords easily rule the world.

 

It’s Not Pride

The religious believe this is a story of pride based on Verse 4, “Let us make us a name.”  Bullshit!  Harmony is never prideful. Making a name wasn’t prideful because their intention was pure.  They were caught in the illusion and wanted to get back to Heaven to speak with their True God, which is a metaphor for wanting to return to their True Self perspective.  The story says they feared separation.  Separation is the consequence of accepting the false self, belief-driven perspective, of their Lord.

Here’s a little Jeopardy test:  “This was a prideful one who falsely accused his followers of being prideful.”  “Alex, that would be ‘What is Lord?'”  Yes!  This story was an example of projection.  Lord projected his own disgusting pride on the innocent children.

 

All One

I communicate with people from all over the world, representing different races, ages, sexual preferences, religions, and political perspectives.  On the way into the illusion, we all look very different.  But on the way out, the differences drop, and we start harmonizing; we see eye to eye.  It constantly amazes me.

We do have one language — emotions.  Our God-given emotional communication system discriminates between lies and truth.  Those who lie don’t want us to know that because discrimination is REAL power.  Emotions (once we remove our psychological reversals) tell us when we’re living in or returning to Heaven on Earth and when we’re hell bound.  They provide divine communication that’s flawless; they dump Lord off his pedestal, complete the Tower of Babel, and reconnect Heaven and Earth.

Simple Lessons On Unity, Wisdom, and Unconditional Love

Cruise Ship

By Cathy Eck

 

Several years ago, I was deep into researching the roots of all religion.  I had my nose in books most of the time, I’d gathered lots of knowledge and unveiled much wisdom on a range of topics.  I wanted to travel to places that I had studied but was low on funds.  I got the idea that perhaps I could speak on cruise ships after hearing a cruise ship speaker talking about the Mayan calendar; he recited the facts well but didn’t understand the calendar.  So I worked out a way to spend three months a year at sea speaking on cruise ships.  (FYI:  I will help anyone get free, but I don’t help people get jobs on cruise ships.)

I loved being at sea and visiting places I’d studied.  My talks covered mythology, ancient cultures and religions, ancient sacred places.  Sometimes I told interesting backstories about famous people like Columbus or Michelangelo.  I talked about the Knights Templar, native traditions, and even Atlantis.  I didn’t hold back on the wisdom.  If it was right for the talk, I said it.  People of all religions seemed to enjoy and accept what I said, which surprised me.  I started to understand how the truth on any subject does cut through the bullshit like a knife.  It unites us.  It seemed as if people forgot their beliefs for the hour that we hung out together each day.

 

Lesson 1

I stayed around after my talks for private conversations or questions; people usually lined up to talk to me.  Lots of them wanted to recruit me into their religion.  They would wine and dine me, give me a great sales pitch about how their path was “The One,” then they’d confess that they loved their religion, but it could use a little tweaking.  If I would come on board perhaps I could help them make it right.  I realized that people often believe that they can’t leave their religion, but they aren’t blind to its flaws.  They deeply want to improve it.  Of course, as a reader of this blog, you know that you can’t fix anything in the illusion.  The True Self lives outside the illusion.  To get to the truth, we must let go of the false, including false religion.  While I did say “No” to those offers, I learned a lot about religions.

 

Lesson 2

While on a repositioning cruise from Barcelona to Dubai, I gave nine talks, about Greece, Egypt, and Dubai, which were very popular.  The talks were early in the morning, but they were well attended; no one fell asleep.  I had an audience that speakers dream about.

One elderly woman came in early every day.  She always sat in the back.  The last day, she introduced herself to me.  She told me that she was 92 years old.  She snuck out of her room each morning while her husband was still asleep to attend my talks.  She attended every one.  She smiled at me, took my hand, and said, “All my life people told me that I was stupid.  I believed them.  But you talked about some very complex topics, and I followed every minute of them.  I’ve never been so happy.  I think about these presentations all day long.  Today while listening, I realized that I’m not stupid.”  We hugged and cried.  I explained to her that by some miracle, she had retained access to her truth even when no one else saw it.  What she couldn’t learn was knowledge, which was worthless anyway.  She told me that if she died tomorrow, she’d die knowing she was a wise woman.  She inspired me and still does.  When I feel that I just can’t do this work anymore, I think of her.

 

Lesson 3

One day, I was explaining the astrological symbolism behind the Sun God.  The sun was the metaphor for God because it was perceived as eternal, gave light and warmth, and was unconditional in its giving.  It didn’t care what race, culture, or tribe you were from.  It didn’t judge you as good or evil.  Everyone received it’s gifts.  It’s an amazing metaphor, and shows that the ancient people were wise.  They simply weren’t civilized or learned.  But wisdom trumps knowledge every time.

Civilization replaced the Garden of Eden, created a new God with laws, and made earlier people into barbarians.  The illusion was born.

In my talk, I explained how meaningful the Sun metaphor is today.  It’s a reminder of the power of unconditional love.  After the talk, a woman came up to me.  She said, “Could you please explain to me what unconditional love feels like?  I don’t think I’ve ever felt it.”  I tried different metaphors that often work — children, pets — she got that right away.  But then she looked down, paused, and qualified her statement.  In a soft voice, she said, “I mean what does it feel like when you receive it from another?”  I had to confess, I too didn’t really know.  I’d never felt it from another either.  But I’d felt it inside myself.  She brought up a sad reality.  Most of us haven’t received unconditional love.  Society has replaced it with romance, care taking, and lust.  In fact, to most people unconditional love feels bad because it threatens that which is false inside of them.  Unconditional love dissolves that which isn’t true.  And for those who want to hold on to their beliefs, it’s the enemy.

 

These wonderful people planted seeds in my mind giving birth to many of the techniques I offer today.  Everything I write about and share is designed to get us back to our True Self — the place of unconditional love, wisdom, and unity.  Regardless of our religion or culture, if we’re honest, we all seek the True Self.  We think we lost it; we’re told we left it in Eden.  That’s a lie.  Our True Self still shines just like the sun; it’s immortal, universal, light, warm, and completely unconditional.

The Third Eye and the Illusion: Healing Mental Blindness

 

Pythagorean Triangle Process

We become confused when an authority takes a bottom of the triangle concept and moves it to the top or vice versa.

By Cathy Eck

 You might want to read the Third Eye and the Triangle Process first since it explains the above diagram.

 

Control Our Mind; Control Our Sight

You might wonder how we lost our natural third eye sight?  The false self wants power over the True Self.  In Jesus’ terms, the True Self was the Father within.  The false self was Satan.  Initiates knew that the top of the triangle related to truth; either side of the bottom of the triangle was false.  False was not inherently bad unless you added judgment.

If I want to control you, I take one side of the bottom of the triangle and add judgment, making it right or good.  If you don’t fit my criteria for good or obey my laws, you’re labeled bad or wrong in my world.  No one wants to be bad or wrong, so we don’t discriminate, we simply blindly obey authority figures.  When we accept an authority’s false judgments or beliefs into our own mind, we cover up our truth or our third eye sight.

We don’t do this naturally.  Two year olds are known for a lack of obedience to authority.  But if you punish them enough, they will learn to obey.  This is the key; we learn to obey.  We are not born obedient.

 

How the Fashion World Controls our Minds

Let’s start with a simple example.  The fashion world wants women to follow the trends and buy their clothes.  So beauty (a top of the triangle concept) gets redefined as whatever they say it is — tall, excessively thin, big mouth, high cheek bones, etc.  In truth, beauty is within the eye of the beholder, and everything is beautiful when see with third eye or unified vision.

Pretty, however, has an opposite — ugly.  So the fashion world carefully promotes their definition of pretty and makes their definition of ugly bad until every woman feels bad about themselves and sees the models as superior and elite.  Now they have us captive; we are hypnotized to obey their rules of beauty.  We might not like it, but we buy the products and we take notice; we do what we can to look like the models so we can be called beautiful.  But you see, even if we do meet their criteria, we’re still not happy.  Because our True Self values beauty, not pretty.

Now if we look at our triangle, one side of the bottom of the triangle (pretty) is being treated as the top of the triangle (beauty).  It knocks beauty off the top, so no matter what we do, we can’t feel beautiful.

If you have read anything about this, you know that the current fashion world definition of beauty is really ugly.  They didn’t like the fact that voluptuous models got the attention, not the clothing.

 

How Religion Hijacked Our Third Eye

Religion invented good and evil.  Our True Self is good.  It can’t be anything but good, and it has no opposite.  So religion redefined good to fit their criteria; and that automatically created the opponent of good, or evil.

People who try to follow the prescribed definition of good wonder why they never feel free or true joy because they are stuck at the bottom of the triangle trying so hard to avoid evil.  Those who behave from the true natural state of goodness are called disobedient or disrespectful because they don’t honor the false good rules.

By creating artificial definitions of pure concepts that are natural to every one, we fall from the third eye, unified perspective, to the false dualistic perspective.  People then try to wake up the third eye or create third eye practices in the east; or in the west, they pray or suffer or hope.  But the problem is not that the third eye is asleep or defective.  It is that we are looking out of our natural dual vision, and our vision has been hijacked.

Our natural two-eyed vision isn’t bad; duality without judgment is pure creative potential.  It is as if the whole triangle lights up.  It is judgment, such as good and evil, that blocks the third eye vision.

 

Even the Symbol of the Third Eye was Hijacked

Back of US Dollar Bill; Great Seal of the US

The Great Seal of America displays the third eye. Some say it is the Eye of Providence or God watching over us. Others proclaim it is the Eye of Big Brother.

 

Even the third eye symbol has been hijacked.  The initiates saw it like Jesus did; a symbol of pure vision.  But later it became the sign of false authority, the rule makers, and those who watch to see if we are naughty or nice.  The false self loves to pretend it is the True Self, and it has become damn good at it.

 

A Cooperative and True World

When we look through our third eye, we see a cooperative world.  If you long for such a world, your heart is trying to convince you to let go of the world you see.  It isn’t easy. Our minds have been trained to believe what we see.  But, the truth is that we see what we believe.

We’re not all clones in the true world. We have different focuses, different ways of expressing ourselves, and different talents and gifts.  But we don’t conflict at the top of the triangle.  We use duality to create: we don’t use it to dominate or control.  We cooperate.

It is unlikely that us normal folks can win over the few who have mastered the duality game, nor would we want to develop their skill.  But we can let go of the entire game by purifying our mind as Pythagoras and others suggested.  We can reject the bottom of the triangle thoughts; and slowly move to the top where all things are possible.

The Third Eye and the Triangle Process

The powerful and amazing triangle process

The triangle is the perfect metaphor for understanding the difference between the truth and the false illusory world.

By Cathy Eck

 

The Hidden Side of Pythagoras

People often tell me that the triangle process (above) is the best thing that I share, but I can’t take the credit for it.  I give it all to Pythagoras.

I discovered the triangle process a long time ago when I was studying Pythagoras.  He was much more than a mathematician.  He was initiated into many mystery schools and eventually started his own.  His understanding of numbers and geometry was far beyond their utility.  He had what I refer to as the mental perspective of life.  He saw through the eyes of the True Self.

There is a quote attributed to Pythagoras that goes something like this:  “Find two sides of a triangle, and you can solve any problem.”  Now most people think that he was talking about solving a geometry problem, and I did too at first.  But after studying and contemplating Pythagoras for a very long time, I saw a different perspective within his wise words.  I saw the triangle process.

Pythagoras also said this:  “If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.”   He also said that we must win our soul back from good and evil.  This was the purpose of the mystery schools — to win back your True Self from the illusory world of good and evil.

 

Let Thine Eye Be Single

Reading quotes by Pythagoras is much like reading quotes of Jesus.  Their perspective was nearly identical; they simply expressed themselves in different ways.  Jesus said, “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light” (Matthew 6:22).  He was talking about seeing from the perspective of unity or the top of the triangle.  This is an ancient mystery school teaching.  When one reached the top of the pyramid, it’s said that they could see like gods.  This same concept is represented on the back of the American dollar bill; the Founding Fathers understood the power of the single or third eye.

Pyramid, Eye of Horus, on the back of the dollar bill

The single eye caps the pyramid on the back of the dollar bill, also called the Eye of Horus or Eye of Providence.

The Third Eye Versus Normal Sight 

On any topic, we can view our situation from dual eyes or from the single eye.  Many associate the single or third eye with intuition; that was not the original meaning.  Third eye sight is much like intuition.  However, intuition can be dual; where true single-eyed sight is always unified.

The bottom of the triangle symbolizes duality.  Originally, duality was simply for creative purposes.  You can see these black words because they are on a white page.  Neither the white page nor the black words are evil or bad.  They’re creative raw materials.

Good and evil, win and lose, dominance and submission, rich and poor, pretty and ugly, etc., were all later inventions.  These dual pairs contained judgment; and judgment is what causes us to lose our third eye sight, to fall.  We feel incomplete when we accept only one half of duality, and we have an attraction/repulsion relationship with the other half.  When we look through two judgmental eyes, we see a fallen view of the world.

The secret of the initiates was that you had to let go of the good and the evil to rise to the top.  Otherwise, your soul stayed stuck in the illusory world.  Religions then made this stickiness into karma, reincarnation, purgatory, or hell, which were all poor explanations for why holding a belief in good and evil made your life miserable.

If we let go of our duality-based point of view at the bottom of the triangle, we float to the top naturally.  But we have to let go of the good and the evil side.  Then we look through the single eye at the top of the triangle, and we see the true world.

After letting go, we might view the world as beautiful; before we see a world where things are either pretty or ugly.  After letting go, we hold a perspective of unconditional love; before, we see conditional love or hate.  We can live in abundance or waver between rich and poor.  We can relate to each other in a win-win manner or in win-lose ways.

What lives at the top of the triangle has no opposite.   Our True Self has that point of view.  When we drop our false perspective, the True Self is what remains.

Third eye on statue

The third eye was said to live between the eyebrows at the top of an eye triangle.

 

Projection from the Bottom

This all seems quite logical; so why don’t people live it?  Fear.  I answer this more fully in:  The Third Eye and The Illusion.  Fear is the fuel that keeps the bottom of the triangle (the illusion) alive.  When we withhold the fuel, the fire of the illusion dies out.

We know we are at the top of the triangle when our sight is pure, and we no longer create opponents to battle or needy people to save.  We have to recognize that the ideas at the bottom of the triangle were created by man’s false mind.  They’re not the truth.  The truth has no opposition.

That which is dual and divided with judgment is simply false; and false has no power except that which we  give it.  When we recognize that beliefs are false within our own mind, they begin to lose power.  When we absolutely know they are false (as Jesus and Pythagoras did), they disappear from our vision.  Our eye becomes single.

 

Click here to for a similar article on the tree of life versus the tree of good and evil.

photo credit: grinwithoutacat via photopin cc