By Cathy Eck
Ask and You Shall Receive
Today I was watching the waves at La Jolla Cove. There’s a large rock (above) that I really love; rarely are the waves tall enough to go over that rock. Today was one of those rare days. I watched the water pour over the rock creating mini waterfalls. I decided to move closer to take a better photo. But suddenly, the sea became still; and I didn’t get the photo I wanted. I wondered why but didn’t long for an answer. In the stillness, I felt my True Self answer my own question. In my mind’s eye, I saw a small fault shifting far off the shore creating the tall waves. That shift stopped, and the sea was now calm again.
In my experience, our True Self does answer our questions, but not with a loud roar. It speaks quietly, often in pictures, accompanied by a calm, quiet feeling. The condition of the sea reflected my mind perfectly in that moment, and I felt that incredible feeling of oneness.
People often wonder how ancient people knew which plants to eat, built amazing stone circles that aligned with the stars, or understood complex mathematics or geometry. It makes perfect sense to me. These things seem impossible if you buy the false history that humans came to earth as grunting cavemen. Those same people see babies as helpless beings that know nothing – blank slates for them to scribble on. People with that point of view also see life as unjust, chaotic, and painful. It may be a widespread point of view, but it is false because it doesn’t work. When you see things from the perspective of the True Self, everything works, everything falls neatly into place. You don’t have to shove the pieces of the puzzle together with poor logic.
The Macrocosm is the Microcosm
The ancient initiates said the microcosm is the macrocosm. How we are as infants reflects how we were as infant people. We were uncivilized and a bit awkward with our bodies, but we were not short on wisdom. We thought more in pictures than words. We knew the difference between true and false, and we followed our inner signals to stay safe in a world of infinite possibilities. In time, our awkwardness disappeared, and we used our wisdom to make life easier. The ancient mythology says that the more we got along, and the more we listened inside to our True Self, the easier life became.
But just like we teach babies instead of listen to them, authorities started to teach us. We all do to others what was done to us. People began to cover their True Self with a false self that other gave them. The false self can repeat and follow directions like a computer or robot, but it doesn’t have compassion or creativity. Today, false selves run the world. We trust our bodies to them, and we give them our children to teach. We worship people who can remember and repeat well or who have trained their body to perform a skill with ease but lack spirit and integrity.
Simple people of deep spirit are often overlooked and seen as lacking value. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The False Self Is a Living Computer
The false self works like a computer. I love my computer; it does the hard work for me. It makes my words pretty on the screen. But I won’t be letting it decide what I want for dinner tonight. Although I’m sure there’s an app for that.
If I want to be a musician, I can take guitar lessons from another who shows me more quickly the tricks of the trade. If I can read music well and produce the notes on my guitar, I’ve got a well-trained false self — a musical machine. But if the guitar helps me to write my own music, I’ve allowed the True Self to lead.
We love when people create because we know that this is what life is all about. However, too many people worship the music of others and never make their own. They are trained to believe that greatness is rare or reserved for a chosen few.
When our True Self leads, we find the answers. When we drop the false self’s beliefs, we open the gateway for the True Self to take over and lead. We see that everything exists first in our mind; then it manifests in the world. As we remember that life works this way and is fair and just, life starts to take on a magical quality.
The Power of Our True Self
We all have the power to change the world simply by letting go. When we understand the difference between the True Self and the false self, we can take thoughts as they come and do our best to let go of those that don’t support what we desire. Even a little transformation is a contribution.
As we deprive our false self of power, we slowly see a different world. It is a beautiful organic process that doesn’t harm anyone and doesn’t create new problems to fix. We all have all the wisdom we need inside of our True Self — we just have to remember to listen to it.
It seems that so much personal shifting today comes through pain, suffering, war, or disease. But it wasn’t meant to be that way. Transformation was meant to be easy and elegant. I was reminded of that today as I watched the effects of the earth shifting into a more comfortable position while I got to witness something rare and beautiful.
Here’s a short piece of the pyramids and doubt.