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
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.