Symbolism of the Star of David Decoded

Star of David

By Cathy Eck


The Star of David, like any symbol or story produced by initiates, can be seen from the True-Self or the false-self perspective.  When you know the True-Self point of view, you understand why most of the world is stuck in level confusion.

Symbols were designed as shortcuts in communication that reveal and conceal at the same time.  Those who see the True Self perspective also see the false interpretation.  But people who are imprisoned within the illusion can’t see the truth.  Thus symbols have provided an unfair advantage in communication for thousands of years.

Symbols themselves have no power.  They only have the power that humans give them.  If we don’t understand the symbols, they support the beliefs of those who do know the meaning ascribed to them.


Star of David

The Star of David is the communion of two equilateral triangles pointing in opposing directions.  It’s associated with King David, father of King Solomon who built the first Temple of Solomon.

The upper triangle of the Star of David is explained in detail in my articles on the triangle process.  The top of the upper triangle (True Self) represents unity, unconditional love, and oneness.  The bottom of the upper triangle (false self) is unity divided into opposites.  But unity can be divided two very different ways.

In first-cause creation, the opposites are complementary like light and dark or male and female.  In second-cause creation, the opposites are enemies like right-wrong, win-lose, dominance-submission, or the Grand Puba, good and evil.


Cross Process

In the cross process, I explained creation from first cause.  The ancient even-armed cross contained upper and lower triangles like the Star of David, but they weren’t overlapped.  The bottom triangle symbolized the mirror image of the top triangle.  The initiate’s goal was to see his own pure mind reflected in the material world.

The even-armed cross represented the maxim, “As above, so below.”  Thought began at the top point of the cross in unity.  It was divided into complements, then manifested on earth as a material reflection of the mental realm.  Imagine an artist with an idea; they acquire black and white (complementary) paints, then they make a material creation.  Thus man becomes the channel to produce God-like ideas in the material world.

The crucified cross (or second-cause creation) also begins with unity;  thought is divided in a second-cause way, such as good and evil.   Now we are creating man’s ideas from beliefs; so we get war, pain, suffering, and disease.  Ultimately, creating in this way would cause complete destruction of earth in short order.


Star of David to the Rescue

A new bottom triangle is created in the Star of David.  The bottom triangle begins at the top with second-cause duality (good and evil) but manifests an improved effect.  Religion and science both provide seeming solutions to good and evil’s problems.  The goal is to create the appearance of True Self reflection while maintaining second-cause thinking.

Let’s assume that our beliefs cause a disease.  We need someone with knowledge, an elevated belief system, to fix our problem.  We go to the doctor, empty our wallet, and the doctor fixes the effects (symptoms) with the knowledge of good and evil.  We seem to be back to our old True Self, but we’re not.  We’re healed, but not cured.

To be cured, we must remove the S (serpent or beliefs in the knowledge of good and evil) from the curSe.  Instead, we have beliefs that caused the problem and more beliefs (knowledge) that fixed the problem.  We are stuck in the illusion.

Look at the Star of David again.  The bottom triangle elevates the knowledge of good and evil or second-cause creation.  The knowledge elevation creates a new effect that appears to be the mirror image of the True Self.  But it’s done with magic or beliefs, not truth.

Within the center of the Star of David is the hexagram.  A hex is a spell.  Those who live within the hexagram are stuck in the spell (illusion).  The word live spelled backwards is evil.  The word gospel actually came from the word Godspell.  That says it all.

The Star of David contains the dreaded 666.  It has six points, six lines, and produces the six-sided hexagram, the false God’s domain.


Save Me True Self

Symbolism is beautiful because the same symbol that imprisons us can save us if we find the True Self’s perspective.   As long as we follow the knowledge of good and evil, we’re stuck in the hex like the Tar Baby.  But if we recognize the hex for what it is — just a bunch of beliefs, and we let those beliefs go; we poke out into one of the little triangles on the edge.  We live within the world, but aren’t stuck in the hex.

But there is more!  Through the single eye of unity (True Self), we come to see the formula for an extraordinary life using the hex (illusion).  We start in unity and divide thought using only first-cause principles.  Instead of moving straight to manifestation of our desire as we did in the cross process, we linger in the creative process mastering our subject matter.  We fully immerse ourselves in our passion and develop an extraordinary level of thinking or talent that elevates us above our original division of thought.  We now produce that which could be called a masterpiece.

Likewise, a perfect leader (or parent, teacher, healer) who rises above their own second-cause self interests, masters of unconditional love, assumes responsibility for all, clears their mind of beliefs, and leads from their True Self creates a heaven on earth for everyone.  The material earth (the effect) becomes a pure and glorious reflection of their pure mind.  Thus initiates entered as men and were reborn as Gods.  They used the  wisdom of their True Self to enhance the dual illusion creating a Heaven on Earth that exceeded God’s imagination becoming the Son that pleased God.

What is Blocking Heaven on Earth?

Heaven in the stars

By Cathy Eck


What’s Your Heaven on Earth?

I often give people I mentor the task of writing a description of Heaven on Earth.  I ask them to write from the heart — to say what they really want their life to look like.  I tell them to stretch as far as they can reach, even if it seems impossible.

If they write from the heart, I know it instantly.  Their description will have the tone of unity — no losers.  They won’t be fixing what’s wrong with earth or other people.  They’ll see their own True Self, and know the direction they must go in life.

This task isn’t about goal setting or creating a vision.  It’s about creating a North Star to follow.



The ancient notion of following stars was a practical thing, not a holy thing.  If you asked for directions, you might get an answer like this:

Take the middle star in the belt of Orion in your hand, and follow it until it’s behind you.  Then hold Sirius in your hand, and follow it to the destination.  


This worked great for outer navigation.  And the concept of outer navigation matched the notion of inner navigation; people were more congruent in earlier times.  People today can be ugly on the inside and pretty on the outside.  They can present a logical, and even expert, outer persona while being a confused mess on the inside.  In the ancient world, a person was only a good outer navigator if they were first a good inner navigator.

Just like a competent traveler followed the stars to their destination, we inner travelers get to our True Self more quickly if we follow our inner stars.  But I’m not talking astrology here.  The stars represent our true, immaculate thoughts; when we follow them, we get to Heaven on Earth.  If we follow false thoughts, we end up in hell.

The star constellations were the immortal Gods of the ancient world.  They formed the original notion of life as heavenly, good, and perfect.  But as the stories became dramas and the Gods fell, our notion of life fell with them.


Practically Speaking

If you want perfect health in your Heaven on Earth, watch your mind and notice which thoughts take you toward that destination.  Those are your true thoughts.  You accept only what’s true, and let go of the rest.  If you accept disease as normal; then you get what you expect.  You won’t question beliefs about disease if you’ve accepted it as part of life.  When your destination is Heaven on Earth, everything false rises to the surface so you can let it go.


Heaven on earth is our normal perspective that remains when everything false is removed.


It Sounds Easy

Once you try this, you realize just how many beliefs you have in your mind.  Many people in the new thought movement felt that there were just too many belief in our mind to let go.  So they invented new positive minds to cover the old ones.  But their old mind eventually pokes through because they still believe it; they just don’t want to believe it.  “Cancel, cancel” doesn’t declare a belief to be false.

Why doesn’t anyone do this?  People don’t believe they can let go of their false self because they have beliefs (mostly from religions) that make it impossible to do.  Here are the top five beliefs (lies) that you must let go if you want to live your Heaven on Earth.


Heaven is Up in the Stars

Since the first stories were based on star constellations (Gods) and the Gods were omnipotent and immortal, heaven was up in the stars.  Religion hijacked the idea so we’d believe that we can’t have heaven while on earth.  Religion left out the ancient maxim:  “As Above, So Below.”  The ancient storytellers knew that the stories of the Gods would become the archetypes of life on earth.


You Get Rewarded When You Die

Religion says rewards come after death when and if you get to heaven; people believe that and never get rewarded in life.  No matter what they do, life remains the same dull, boring mess.  This belief is also key to healing an incurable or chronic illness.  Many people die because they are sick and tired of not getting rewarded in life.


You Can’t Let Go

When we see a belief as a belief, we can let it go.  But when we see a belief as true, our mind holds it the same way it holds our True Self, and we can’t let it go.  In truth, our beliefs don’t want to be held hostage.  It’s the authorities that benefit from our beliefs that want us to keep them.


You Have to Work Out Your Karma

When you let go of a belief, it has a ripple effect.  Everything created by the belief starts to seem less real.  Even horrible events exist in your mind like a dream.  You don’t have to work anything out or pay a price.  Karma is a belief.  Only the false self can do wrong.  When your false self is gone; you realize YOU (the True Self) didn’t do anything wrong.


The Nasty Ass, Jealous, Punishing Authority is God

Far too many people obey the false God’s voice because we’re taught it’s the “One” God.  When you obey that voice, you’re never going toward your True Self or Heaven on Earth.  In fact, that voice hates your True Self because your True Self is far more powerful than it is.

People who talk about “Lord God” are always outer focused.  They see evil everywhere, but never in themselves.  They do nice deeds, but think horrible thoughts.

When we get our mind set on our true North Star (our Heaven on Earth), we see the evil inside of our own mind, realize it is simply false, and take it out.  Then Heaven returns to earth because Heaven is a perspective, not a place.




Handling Passive-Aggressive Behavior and Control Dramas

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By Cathy Eck

This post is related to anearlier post on intimidation and interrogation.

Ashamed of our False Self

People might not admit it, but they’re ashamed of their false self.  Now think about that.  If you’re ashamed of something then you think that it’s YOU.  If you think you are your false self, you try to cover it up with something acceptable and nice.  But it’s still there.  Covering up our false self makes it hard to see and much harder to let go.  So as much as we don’t like that evil little monster inside of us, we must see it to let it go.

One of the keys to letting go of the false self is to realize that your false self isn’t you — not even a little bit.  Your false self is a bunch of beliefs.  You weren’t born with any of them.  The false self was created by authority figures in your life.

This recognition supports you in three ways:

First, you recognize that you aren’t letting go of anything important.  You won’t be needing that manure in the future.

Second, you realize that all the horrible stuff you thought you did was done by your false self (which isn’t YOU).  When you no longer fear being bad, you can’t be anything but good.  Now I realize that statement will hurt church donations, but that’s their problem.

Third, you realize that your True Self, which is good, positive, and loving is the real YOU.  It isn’t gone, it’s buried in false self manure.  Letting go is your giant shovel.


The “False” True Self

I know that looks like a typo, but it’s not.  When people are ashamed of their seemingly uncontrollable false self, and they don’t know how to let it go, they create a fake True Self to cover it up (which is more false self).  They sound nice and kind, and often have many profound sayings stored in memory.  But their words of wisdom are not original, and they’re usually passive-aggressive.  Their little aggressive duck legs are paddling hard under the surface, but we only see them passively gliding on the water.

Their goal is to gain power in every relationship.  They want power because they aren’t living from their True Self.  The True Self is never looking for power from others; it has unlimited power.


Passive-Aggressive Intimidation

I once had a passive-aggressive intimidator in my life.  He didn’t slam me with criticism; he elevated others above me.  Let’s say I was perfecting my lasagna recipe.  He’d say, “Oh this is good.”  (pause)  “My mother makes the best lasagna I ever ate.”  The pretense was that the comments weren’t connected; but they were.  The goal was to get me to feel insecure so he’d retain the power in our relationship.  I rarely responded to his comments because what can you say?  Any response just increased the manure pile.  The pattern worked for him, and so he repeated it frequently; over time, my self esteem eroded.  I developed the belief that no matter how hard I worked at something, others were always going to be better than me.  

I went searching for an answer.  One day I realized that my ability to be great at anything ended after I met him.  Quite frankly, he was just doing to me what had been done to him to erode his self esteem.  People treat others the way they were treated.  Forget the Golden Rule; no one applies it in the illusion.

I realized that his comments weren’t even true; they were an intentional power play.  So I let my belief go.  I was now standing in my True Self.  The game never worked again.

Passive-aggressive personas trick us because we can’t see the aggressive duck feet.  Often you can feel it; or like me, you notice that your self-esteem is fading.  It helps to go back to another time or place outside of the passive-aggressive relationship.  In my case, I went back to a time before our relationship.  That gave me a touchstone to support letting go of my beliefs.

Intimidators are often passive-aggressive.  We don’t catch the aggressive intimidation part, because it’s passively masked by their expertise or authority.  Telling people that they’re sinners and hell bound is first-rate intimidation. Telling someone they’re incurable because you don’t have a cure is worse than intimidation.

My son is a server; yesterday he waited on two priests.  One commented that the menu changed — some items were gone.  My son told him that if he wanted something from the old menu, he would have it special made.  The priest said, “Change is good, my son.”  My son bit his tongue; he wanted to say, “If change is so damn good then why didn’t you change out of your priest robe before coming to a burger joint.”  The priest demonstrated the latest form of subtle passion-aggression. One appears to be offering advice, but the advice isn’t requested or needed.  In fact, it isn’t even relevant.

My son demonstrated the key to freeing yourself from passive-aggressive relationships.  He knew the priest was talking to himself, because he knows that he loves change.  Knowing ourself is the best defense against passive-aggressive behavior.  The priest was the one desperate for change — dah!  The priest couldn’t know my son because his own false veil was covering his eyes.

No one needs to learn the truth; everyone has it inside already.  We only need to see through the illusion and let the false stuff go; then everyone can live from the truth all the time.  I can’t wait for that day.

Because my son could see through the priest’s passive-aggressive mask, he didn’t believe him.  He just got the joke and had a good laugh.


Many people get caught in victimhood because of passive-aggresive behavior and turn it into an advantage to stay sane.  But that keeps them stuck.  

Intimidation and Interrogation Exposed

Control Dramas

By Cathy Eck

Control Dramas

In James Redfield’s, “The Celestine Prophecy”  the characters discover that there’s a power battle among humans for energy.  There are four major control dramas that people use to steal power from others.  Those four control dramas are intimidation, interrogation, aloofness, and victimhood (poor me).

These four control dramas are the master tools of the false self.  To free ourselves from playing any of them, we must first excavate the ones we cannot see within our own mind.

Intimidation and interrogation are assertive masculine control energies.  They come from our male side, but women also have a male side.  Aloofness and victimhood are receptive feminine energies.  But again, men have a feminine side.  The drama we choose is dependent on our role, not our sex.

When someone wants power over another, they intimidate them with beliefs and threats, or they interrogate them with unanswerable questions.  The recipient of the masculine power-play either backs away (aloofness) or whines and vents (victimhood).

Intimidation generally causes victimhood, and interrogation causes aloofness.  These matched pairs made in hell sit at the bottom of the triangle.  To let them go, we must let go of both sides of the pair even though we’re usually only aware of one side.  The other side is played by another person.

If we appear aloof, we have both intimidation and aloofness within our mind.  We identify with only one side in any given interaction based on our masculine or feminine role.  To see the other side, we have to look at our partner in crime.


Intimidation and Interrogation

Intimidators bully others.  They use rules, the false God’s way of thinking, or out-of-context Bible verses for their justification.  They’re never in win-win, and what they say never feels good.  If they were aware of their emotions, they’d notice them screaming.  But they’re completely rooted in their intellect.  So the emotions usually show up in the object of their attention.

The natural response to intimidation is victimhood.  However, master intimidators play both sides of the mask.  When they’re intimidating another, they’re right.  When another beats them at their logic, they’re a victim.  They’re always on the good side; anyone who opposes them is bad.  Intimidators train their children to be intimidators or victims by demanding that they meet their standards of good.

Interrogators ask questions that can’t be answered or don’t accept any answer as right.  I used to try to answer interrogator’s questions.  Then I realized that they didn’t want answers; they wanted me to waste my energy trying to answer them.  Master interrogators don’t answer questions — they’re aloof and believe the other has no right to ask.  

Intimidation gets people to follow stupid rules.  Intimidators are big on reward and punishment.  People who’ve been raised by intimidators often become overly complementary; they stroke egos out of fear.

Interrogation starts when we’re young, and we reflect our parents baggage.  While swimming in their thought soup, we do something they detest.  We are mirroring the part of their mind that they can’t see.  They say, “Why did you do that?”  We don’t know because we’re mirroring them.  People with strong interrogators early in life often compensate by becoming lawyers or policemen so they can get it out in an appropriate way.  Others become permanent students believing they must find the answer or they’ll die.


Using Intimidation and Interrogation

Intimidation and interrogation can actually be useful in helping us to undo our own false self.  I learned from a master interrogator and a genius intimidator that arguing didn’t work, great logic didn’t work, and running didn’t work.  But turning inward WORKED.

I had to get rid of their voice in my own mind.  Before someone intimidates us the first time, they install a belief that they have authority to do so.  Before the interrogator asks the first question, they install the belief that they have the right to. After the causal belief is installed, we’re fully in their mental world playing the role they want us to play.  By the time, we’re old enough to step out of their world, our mind has both control dramas within it.  Circumstances and relationships demonstrate this, but often we cling to one side because if offers the best chance of winning or looking good.

As I witnessed my feelings looking for the causal belief, it was the intimidator or the interrogator in my life whose voice was speaking.  My fear of them caused me to put their rulebook of beliefs in my mind so I could avoid their wrath.  There was no mean God; but there were mean men (and occasional mean woman playing a male role) in my life.

When I found a belief that pretended it was true, I turned my inner intimidator and interrogator loose on it.  If an intimidator originally put the belief in, I intimidated the hell out of that belief.  I let it know it had no power.  If necessary, I interrogated my belief and asked it why it thought I needed it.  Then I’d tell it how wrong it was.  You see, you say all the things to the belief that you want to say to the person.  Once your mind is free; the other can’t run their control drama on you.  You’ll see it for what it is, and you might be able to help them undo their control dramas.

Now my false self was working for my True Self.  Instead of an annihilation, letting go became more like a clean up job.  My True Self felt supported, powerful, and loved.  That was what counted.  I’d been looking for support and love all my life outside, when what I really wanted was my own false self to support my True Self.

In win-win, both people move closer to their True Selves.  Therefore, when any false self loses power, it’s win-win although you probably won’t get a thank you card.  When people’s control dramas stop working, they stop using them.



The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse

By Cathy Eck

Understanding Holy Text

To understand any holy text, you must read it from your True Self.  Standard interpretations rest on a flawed foundation of good and evil.  If you rise to the expansive view of the True Self (eyes to see and ears to hear), the story flows more like a novel.  People grounded in the false self take quotes out of context because the story doesn’t flow for them.  They read it through the veiled eyes of the false self with the goal of supporting their beliefs, judgments, or lies.

The Bible’s Book of Revelation is the final inner battle between the True Self and false self.  The symbolism points to the causal beliefs that we must let go if we want the True Self to win.

I decoded Bible stories for many years.  I assumed that the true interpretation works for everyone, not just members of one religion.  The True Self doesn’t play favorites.  I started with what I was told about a story and quickly noticed that the interpretation felt bad.  I’d let that perspective go to see what arose next.  I didn’t quit until I got to a perspective that felt peaceful and fair to everyone.

Why in the hell do we need an apocalypse?  We don’t.  But if earth becomes the domain of the false self (also known as Satan or hell), then we won’t want to live here.  The apocalypse cleans the slate so we can start over.


The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse

The four horseman of the apocalypse represent the pillars of the illusion. Take out the pillars and the whole thing collapses.  Religion says the four horseman of the apocalypse symbolize conquest, war, famine, and death, which are all false self concepts.

Religious people believe the false self and strengthen it, initiates let it go. When you let go, the story transforms into beautiful and wise guidance.


White Horse — Conquest

Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.

The white horseman had a crown.  He’s the false king, the beneficiary of conquest, who wants power over others in the form of possessions and minions.  He’s the false masculine authority figure that shows up on many levels.  He’s the false ruler of a country or the false parent in the home.  He’s the false preacher and the false teacher.  He’s a leader who speaks from beliefs instead of unconditional love and truth.  When we let go of the false leader’s rulebook within our own mind, we lose our desire to dominate others and our ability to be dominated.


Red Horse — Blood — War

Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.

The belief in good and evil causes war and killing to be considered normal or even good.  The True Self has no concept of war.  The false self loves war and thinks a big army is power.

I recently saw a retired general on television who said that killing in war is not murder.  Then what the fuck is it?  The reason military don’t see killing as murder is because they’re trained to think in terms of good and evil.  They create a false BELIEF that killing evil is good.  That isn’t win-win thinking, so it’s false.  When we get rid of the notion of good and evil, there isn’t any evil to kill.

War is just an illusory projection from our own minds based on borrowed beliefs.  As more of us end our inner battle, the outer battles will end as well.


Black Horse — Injustice

Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!

Scales are the symbol of justice.  In ancient Egypt, justice meant that the leader’s heart had to be light as a feather.  That’s pretty damn light.  That meant that the leader lived totally and completely from unconditional love and win-win.  When the leaders ruled with love, justice was the effect.  The leader didn’t need rules to keep order.

Our ordinary justice system of right and wrong (reward and punishment) supports the illusion and makes lawyers rich.  There’s no right and wrong except in the illusion, and we see that when we let go.  Letting go of right and wrong allows for true justice and mutual freedom.


Pale Horse — Death

Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine, and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

The initiates faced and let go of their own fears until they became completely fearless.  Then the world’s challenges became interesting, not deadly.  The initiate knew the True Self can’t die; their human purpose in life was to kill their own false self and become a true creator in a human body temple.

The false self fears death and desperately fights and manipulates to stay alive.  The false self can pretend bravery, but it’s based on a foundation of fear.

The false self takes the body hostage hoping to save its ass.  Our bodies die because our false self (the illusion) has suffocated our life force with beliefs.  The notions of conquest for false power, good and evil or war, false justice based on right and wrong, and fear-based beliefs have won.  That’s the apocalypse.

If we let that false self go, the True Self remains.  The four horsemen of the apocalypse, the pillars, have fallen, beliefs lose their illusory power, and the battle seems like a bad dream that never really happened.


How to Find a Causal Belief

beliefs are lies

Beliefs are LIES we accept as TRUTH.

By Cathy Eck

The Causal Belief

We eliminate problems by finding the causal belief.  The initiates said that all causes are mental.  We’re all mentally ill.

Finding the causal belief of any problem isn’t difficult.  We’re just trained to look in the wrong places.

The false self is our entire collection of beliefs working together like an army.  The army has a collective identity.  That identity feels a power loss when you let go of a belief.  It behaves as if a soldier has died.  It sees the True Self as it’s enemy because the True Self is more powerful and can destroy the army.  Letting go of beliefs is a lot like fighting a battle.  In fact, that is the meaning of Armageddon — it’s the inner final battle between our True Self and our false self.


How to Find the Causal Belief  

Here’s how I did it the very first time.  Since then my methods have become more advanced, but they still rest on this basic technique.

1.  Why do you want to find the causal belief?  Your motive must resonate with the True Self — health, freedom, peace, unconditional love are perfect.  Win-lose intentions don’t work.

2.  Find the observer in your mind.  You can’t let go if you’re wallowing in your emotions or contemplating your thoughts.  Those are false self activities.  The observer (or watcher) is the part of your mind that witnesses your thoughts and emotions.  It’s your True Self.  It is all-powerful and can discriminate and let go.

You activate your observer by imagining that your thoughts are projected on a screen.  The part of your mind that is reading (and hearing) the thoughts is the observer.

3.  Once you’ve found the observer, think of something you fear or a problem.  You should feel emotion in your body.  If you don’t feel emotion, you probably project your emotions on to others.  Ask yourself, who would get emotional about this problem?  There’s your emotions.  Stay in the place of the observer.  Don’t label the emotion.  Just watch it, and feel it.

Everyone’s born with emotions, but we forgot their true purpose.  People treat their emotions as unnecessary, like tonsils.  Authority figures hate emotions because they expose their lies.  Our emotions are our smothered inner Goddess who discriminates and keeps us on our path.  Without her, the nasty ass false God inside our mind wastes our life fighting wars.

Our emotions were designed  to let us know when our thinking was taking us away from the truth.   They also tell us when to believe another person.  To understand this, you have to see your mind as a container of thought.  Our True Selves are collective (one).  The false self was designed to be a separate creative container; we weren’t meant to share beliefs.  But we do.

A free person constantly observes their mind.  They think a thought (cause); then their emotions (effect) give feedback.  If they think a true thought, they feel calm, emotionless.  If they think a false thought or belief, they feel agitated or emotional.  All emotions are the same.  We label them based on circumstances.  You’ll see how perfectly this was designed.

4.  To find the causal thought, we reverse the process.  Our inner observer watches the emotion (effect).  As we watch the emotion, beliefs pop into our mind; all of them are false.  The emotion eventually takes us to a causal belief.

When any belief arises in our mind, it sounds true.  After all, we accepted it as truth from an authority.  It’s tempting to believe it again.  Avoid that temptation.

5.  We  let the belief go by reminding ourself that it’s false.  I usually repeat something in my mind like, “This belief is false because it doesn’t feel good.”  You will find words that work for you.  The key is to stick with it.  You’re trying to kill a soldier in your army of false beliefs.  You want it dead, not hopping around on one leg.  When it’s difficult to let go, you’re battling a seemingly powerful authority figure, like a general.

You’ll notice a shift once your mind accepts that a belief is a lie and lets go.  Then the emotion dissipates or another belief appears to let go.  Continue until all emotion is gone.  The trick is to not believe anything your mind says while watching the emotion.  This process can take five minutes or five hours.  Persistence pays off.


It Gets Easier

The process is like riding a bike.  It eventually clicks.  You’ll wonder how in the hell you could have missed something so obvious all your life.  You missed it because you were trained to miss it.  We think our inner (and outer) army is protecting us when it actually causes all of our problems.

Consistent letting go rewires your mind so it naturally discriminates.  You’ll no longer accept beliefs that are false even if spoken by an authority.

When you complete the process, you’ll notice a calm feeling; you might laugh hysterically because the belief was so insane, or sometimes you’ll get an insight into life.


Final Warning

You might be shocked at the beliefs that arise.  I’ve had beliefs about curses, karma, evil, sin, and religions I’ve never practiced.  I didn’t think I believed any of them, but I did.  Don’t worry about how you got beliefs.  Just let them go.  You can’t screw up because you can’t let go of truth.

Treat the process like a game.  The false self loves to make things serious.  Every time you let go, your True Self grows in power.  Eventually, you’ll realize that you don’t need an army, and you’ll dismantle the whole damn thing.  You’ll be free.


If the process doesn’t work for you, check out Unlocking Heaven’s Gate.   It’s free.  You can also contact me with questions or schedule a mentorship session.  Often when it doesn’t work, psychological reversals are confusing you or someone powerful is imposing their beliefs on you.

How Do You Know if it’s True Love?

Unconditional love Sun

The sun symbolized unconditional love in the ancient world because it gives without conditions.

By Cathy Eck

Knowing True Love

Love is a very confusing subject.  We talk about “falling” in love as a good thing.    People attach sex, romance, and chemistry to love, which nearly guarantees our fall.  One thing for sure, true love is never found in the traditional ball-and-chain relationship.  True love is like the sun; it is what we experience when we give  unconditionally.

I have to admit, “falling” in love took me on a giant life detour.  I buried my True Self with beliefs in relationship.  But one day, I could no longer pretend that fallen love was the real deal.  I wanted only True Love, and I was willing to do what it took to find it.  I didn’t yet realize I had it all along.


False Love Languages

Recently, Oprah interviewed Gary Chapman, the best-selling author of “The Five Love Languages.”  His book sold millions of copies; people credit it with saving their marriages.  However, Mr. Chapman has a severe case of true love and false love level confusion. The book should be called, “The Five False Love Languages.”

You take a questionnaire to find your love language — or what you need to feel loved.  Then your partner is supposed to give you what you need, i.e., speak your love language.  The author said the best question to ask your partner is, “What do I need to do to fill your love tank?”  To me that sounded more like a question a perverted gas station attendant would ask.

The love languages were as follows:

Words of Affirmation

Quality Undivided Attention


Doing Acts of Service

Physical Touch

Here’s the key.  Our natural true masculine state of being gives unconditionally (like the sun); our natural true feminine state reflects (moon) or absorbs (earth).  We all have both masculine and feminine aspects within our minds that ideally work together.

In relationship, we play the masculine or feminine role; we project the other role out and interact with it.  If the one in the masculine role is giving true love, the feminine reflects it back.  The love continues to flow endlessly.

In true love, our True Self gives what we love to give.  If we’re joyous, we give joy.  If we’re wise, we give wisdom.  If we are spontaneous, we share our spontaneity.  If we’re funny, we make the other laugh.  The love we feel in this giving is the reconnection of two True Selves (often called soul mates), each playing a different role.  This giving is effortless; we don’t wear out giving our True Self because it is unlimited.

We actually feel love when we give it; but our false self tells us we feel it when we receive it.  

This is where people get confused.  You can see this clearly in the parent-child relationship.  When the baby first arrives, you feel so much love because you see only perfection in the baby even though the child is just eating and pooping.  You give unconditional love to the child.  They reflect your true love back.

Since you feel love, you think the child is giving love to you.  But what you’re feeling is the purity and lack of emotion that occurs when you think loving true thoughts.  You don’t yet have beliefs about the child.


Why Does True Love End

Eventually, the child does something that we label “bad,” and they feel the disconnection from the parent.  They eventually find the key to fixing that disconnect and that becomes part of their love language.  Maybe they hug the parent, now hugs mean that everything is okay.  We are connected again.  Love goes from unconditional giving to fixing the lack of love with behaviors.  If love morphs into sacrifice or duty, we’ve about hit bottom.

“The Five Love Languages” provides a fix for this false love dilemma.  The test exposes the childhood wound that needs fuel.  So if the person fills our empty tank with a kind word or touch, we feel loved for a little while.  But just like our gas tank, it will soon be empty again.


Fixing the Cause

We hug the person at intermittent intervals and this fixes the effect (empty tank) instead of the cause (childhood wound).  But come on, is that hug really love or is it just socially-acceptable manipulation?

The initiates said that it’s stupid to fix effects.  They’re right.  Do you really want to fill tanks with gifts, touches, doing laundry, or words of affirmation for the rest of your life?  Most of us do until we just can’t do it even one more time; then we run like hell, die, or wake up.

The goal of initiation was to live a life of unconditional love.  When the initiates reached this state, they were said to be like Gods (or like the sun).  They were powered by fuel that never runs out.

Initiates never played games; they’d never be half of a whole.  Two initiates would be two whole people that make more than the sum of one plus one.  They would be a creative partnership where each wants what the other’s True Self naturally gives.  When you step on the path of initiation, you stop filling tanks.  But you will help another heal their wounds and return to true love.

The good news is that you don’t need to know anyone’s love language because that isn’t true love anyway.  True love is natural, and we never get tired of expressing it.  The more we give true love, the more true love we feel.  That is because true love was perfectly designed to be felt when we gave it.  In that way, the love you feel is only limited by your beliefs, which limit your capacity to give.  That is insanely fair because everyone can give unconditional love, even when they are completely alone.


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How Do You Know What is True?

Truth or lies

By Cathy Eck


What is True?

In a world where false selves have become near clones of True Selves, it’s hard to determine what is true.  Often a strongly opinionated false self stands in our way, and we feel that our True Self is powerless.  That’s a moment where letting go pays big dividends.

There are multiple ways to discriminate between true or false.  Did an idea really come from God (as people claimed) or did it simply come from a very convincing human mind a long time ago?  False beliefs tend to look true as time passes.  The initiate’s job is to discriminate clearly and unfailingly.

So here is a summary of four ways to tell what is true.  They aren’t always quick and easy.  Sometimes you have to work a process for a while to see through the illusion.  Those who are winning the illusion are usually masters at manipulating these tests of truth.


Truth has no opposite

The triangle process is invaluable in determining what is true.  But what happens when a false self sees us as their enemy?

They’ll lose their steam when you recognize that they’re only seeing their reflection in you.  True Selves are like pure mirrors, which is why we all got pulled into the illusion as children.

So let go by rejecting their projection (beliefs) as false within your own mind.  The KEY is to work on your mind and ignore the other’s.  Too often we waste our energy because we get caught up in convincing or fighting the other.  When your mind is clear, if you need to say something, it will be inspired and true.


How Does it Feel?

This is my personal favorite what is true test.  Our emotions always relate to our own thoughts unless someone is speaking at us; then they relate to what we are hearing.  If everyone only said things that they ran through the how-does-it-feel test, the world would change dramatically for the better.  But this test is tricky because some people have twisted emotions due to religious or cultural brainwashing, called psychological reversal.

Recently, I saw a revealing BBC documentary called “The Most Hated Family in America” about the Westboro Baptist Church.  Below is a segment on YouTube displaying psychological reversal on steroids; I’ll warn you it’s very hard to watch.

Notice how these church members are speaking hateful words while smiling.  Their mouths are running automatically as programmed.  Their emotions are projected out to a target; so they’re not feeling them.  They’re thinking about their false God smiling on them, not the pain they’re causing others.  In fact, they believe they’re helping others to see the truth and mend their evil ways.

Most of us have less offensive psychological reversals.  But we have them.  Psychological reversals keep us stuck in right and wrong, good and evil.  They’re the master trick of the false self because they negate our God-given emotional barometer.  Blame is nearly always involved in psychological reversals.


Is it Win-Win?

This was my first what is true discovery.  When I had my business, I decided one day, that I would rather go bankrupt than ever do anything again that wasn’t completely win-win.  I started thinking carefully about everything I did, and I realized that I was changing into someone I actually liked.  I slept better, my mind was calmer and quieter, and my body was relaxed.

But it’s a tricky test.  People will say, “I’m win-win.  They’ll win if they do it my way.”  That isn’t how it works.

Imagine that you are the king of the world, and you get to choose the diet of every person on earth; you choose vegan because research shows it is healthy so you assume it must be true.  Now, I want you to go to northern Alaska in winter and be vegan.  You see, regardless of how reasonable it sounds to you, it doesn’t work for everyone.  So it isn’t true; it is merely a personal choice.  But you won’t see that unless you expand your sphere of influence.  The best answer would be something like “I want people in my world to eat what they are inspired to eat and enjoy eating.”  That is win-win.

We lose our win-win perspective when we limit our sphere of influence.  We have to remember that our thoughts contribute or contaminate everyone in the world in some small way.


What is True Works for All Time

This will sound funny to people trying desperately to live in the present moment.  But the Truth works in the past, present, and future.

When I was in college, I lived in a co-ed dorm for a year.  I was in my room studying with the door open on a Saturday night.  A gang of about ten young boys came in my room, locked the door, and told me to strip for some gang sex.  I calmly looked at them and said in a very stern voice, “You are thinking about now, the present moment, and you can have fun with me.  But what about tomorrow when you are a criminal?  What about the rest of your life?  Do you want to be a criminal and ruin your life?”  They got up and walked out the door.  Criminals always live in the present fueled by a contaminated past.

The truth works for the past, present, and future.  All three timeframes become perfect when you see them through the authentic eyes of the True Self.  Staying in the present is about enlightenment.  Being in all time is about total freedom, which includes enlightenment.

These are the big four.  True thinking passes all the tests.  When you find the true perspective, the initiates would say that you’re thinking like the creator God.  I promise you that you’ll want more.  It is pure unconditional love, and it is within you.

If something doesn’t test true in any of these, you’re not at the truth yet.  Keep trying.  It’s worth it.




The End of the God Complex

 The God Complex

By Cathy Eck


Leaders with a God Complex

In a recent History Channel documentary on John D. Rockefeller, H.W. Brands, a historian, said Rockefeller had the ruthlessness that sometimes comes from the utter conviction that what he did was correct — not just correct, but divinely inspired.  So people who opposed him weren’t entitled to their point of view.  It was almost as if going against Rockefeller was going against God’s grace.

Rockefeller exemplified the God complex.  Leaders with a God complex have ruled the world since we became civilized.  The oldest trick in the book is to proclaim divine inspiration.  We believe them without a fight unless we know what divine inspiration actually feels like.

The God complex isn’t reserved for the famous or world leaders.  Many preachers, motivational speakers, and business leaders have a God complex.  Criminals work the God complex with great savvy.


Fear of The God Complex

Most of us know someone with a God Complex — perhaps a parent, teacher, or boss that we’re afraid of, blindly obey, and hide our True Self around them to stay under their radar.  When free thinkers are asked what they fear most in life; they often respond, “People with a God complex” because they see a very narrow, self-serving view of the world.  If they deem you evil, they see nothing wrong with punishing you.  In fact, they think they are punishing you for your own good.

It’s hard to tell if one with a God Complex is telling the truth or lying.  They often make perfect intellectual sense even if you come out on the losing end.  Since they project their emotions outside of them, they believe anything they say.  They have no discrimination and no empathy.  Win-win is not in their vocabulary.

We often feel emotion when they speak, but we ignore it because they have authority.  They sound just like the false God in the Bible and since most people are psychologically reversed around the Old Testament God, they don’t notice the coincidence.  If someone does challenge their God complex, they say things like, “Don’t you trust me?”  “You think I’m lying do you?”  “You hurt my feelings.  I’d never lie to you.”   We feel guilty or ashamed if we don’t believe their God complex, after all they do.


The Inner Rulebook

If this person plays a major role in our lives, we put their rulebook in our mind to stay safe.  In time, their rulebook becomes our own inner false God, our voice of divinity.  We feel good when we follow it and bad when we don’t.  We ignore our True Self completely.  We’ll even punish ourselves if we think we disobeyed the false God.  People often say, “Why did this happen to me?”  I tell them to ask the false God inside.  They do, and they nearly shit when they realize they get the answer because they were punishing themselves based on an old rulebook.

Sadly, our rulebooks tend to stay in our mind until we take them out.  People think that if they get a new belief system, they’ve replaced the old rulebook.  But the mind is like a tape recorder.  If you don’t delete the old recording, it will play when turned on by a triggering event.


The False God Voice Sounds Normal

We become accustomed to this inner voice with the God complex; we accept it as normal.  We’d never question it if others didn’t suggest that perhaps the Voice isn’t God talking.  Sometimes when others challenge our false God Voice, we get angry at them and protect the very voice that is harming us.

In today’s world, we see the God complex in religious fundamentalism of all sorts.  They are sure that God is defining who to hate.  But it’s important to remember, that God doesn’t hate; and God doesn’t tell us to hate — the church leaders do that with their very convincing God complex.

Our True Self helps us think correctly; it doesn’t tell us what others should think, believe or do.  Everyone has their own True Self.  If they ask us for help, then our best advice is to steer them toward their True Self so they can find what is right for them.  Often that means steering them away from the God complex in their mind that is shouting orders.

Initiates painted God as being of few words, communicating symbolically, or just a good feeling.  If you’ve ever felt inspired to do something, you may not have heard any words at all.  You just started doing it because it felt like the right thing to do, and it was.  If you love someone, you feel it.  For me, God is a feeling that is just right.  When I get in that place, I don’t feel the need to change anyone.  But I know I would not have found that place if I hadn’t learned to discriminate and get rid of the false God voices and rulebooks in my own mind.


Under the God Complex is Fear

God complex people look powerful and strong, but their strength is fragile.  Without followers, their beliefs have no power.  This is extremely good news.  Conspiracy theorists often create fear around these people.  They give them way more power than they actually have.  When people believe the conspiracy theorists, the God complex grows.  Adoration and fear are the same; a God complex feeds off attention.

While we might not be able to remove the God complex from leadership positions in short order, we can drop them and their rulebooks from our own minds.  We can discriminate when an inner or outer Voice tells us who to love, what to do, or who to be.  When we remove these false Voices from our own mind and return to our True Self, we have far more power than the biggest God complex alive.  They no longer affect our life.


People with God Complexes often use these Ten Big Lies.

Creative Genius: Emotions, Going Within, and Letting Go

Gateway To Gold God

By Cathy Eck

Going Within

Jesus said again and again that the father is within.  Yet, religions (east and west) preach going out or up to find God.  Jesus spoke like an initiate.  I’d put my money on him.  When we go within, we find God, truth, and creative genius.  Of course, that makes religions obsolete.

Going within requires facing our emotions.  Most people would rather face a man-eating lion than feel their emotions.  That’s why religion is so attractive.  You go to church, put a few bucks in the pot, and get a cheap pass to heaven.

People with a western religious point-of-view avoid their emotions completely and go to the happy place with lollipops and sunshine.  They project their evil on the non-believers.  People with eastern religious perspectives believe they’re going within when they meditate, but they actually push aside their thoughts and emotions.  They project their unwanted thoughts on to the unenlightened or lower classes.


Mind of the Creative Genius

There was one group of men throughout history who were very close to fitting the pattern of the initiate.  (I’m talking about men because initiation has been associated with men for the last few thousand years.)   These were the creative geniuses like Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and writers like Dostoyevsky (many others used pen names or called themselves anonymous to stay alive).  Creative genius is in the dance choreography of Baryshnikov and the music of Beethoven.  These great men saw through initiated eyes.  Einstein and Nikola Tesla were creative geniuses in the form of inventors.

The creative genius knew the truth of life, but they often didn’t know what to do with the collective mind of their time.  They sadly believed that the world saw through sleepy eyes and didn’t understand them or appreciate them.  They never challenged that belief because they held it as true.  The creative genius lived in hell for the sake of ideas.  Today, those of us who choose the path of initiation stand on their shoulders.   But we don’t have to live in hell; we can let their beliefs go turning hell into heaven.


Gold is in the Earth

Just like the gold is in the darkness of the earth, our creative genius (or True Self) is also in the darkness of our own mind.  The True Self resides in the same place as our emotions, our memories, and our beliefs.  One who goes after the creative prize often goes insane or becomes reclusive because it ain’t pretty in there.  Initiation stories were filled with horrible myths and metaphors of the battle we face when we go inside our own mind to find the holy grail of creative genius.  That’s where the Apocalypse happens.  It’s where we must excavate if we want to live as a creative genius.

The creative genius of the past didn’t believe they could change the collective illusion.  They didn’t know how to let go.  They had the courage to face the crap inside of their mind for the sake of artistic expression, but they often believed the crap was real.  It wore them down and robbed them of their life force.  They despised the religious teachings of their time, but they still believed them and gave them power.

We prove the collective beliefs wrong by going within, facing the beliefs head on, and letting them go.  Running from beliefs or suppressing them makes them stronger.  We lose our creativity; or worse yet, we recycle the creativity of others turning it into vomit. Fear of our own beliefs and emotions is what eventually takes us down and makes us ordinary.

People often ask how I came to understand the initiates.  I studied their work; then I let go of my beliefs until I understood them.  When you go into the gateway to real gold, you find endless creative genius waiting to be explored and expressed.


The Prize

I’ve also learned that when I let go inside, I receive continued confirmation on the outside.  Yesterday I read a quote that was a beautiful confirmation surprise.

In Los Angeles at the Writer’ Store, I picked up a book called “From Where You Dream, The Process of Writing Fiction,” by Robert Olen Butler, a Pulitzer Prize winning author.   Butler was comparing the artist’s zone to the athlete’s zone.   He explained that the athletic zone is often shallow, fueled by superstitions and repetition, often called body memory.  This won’t work for a creative genius. Here is what he wrote:

Now, there’s one big difference between the athlete’s zone and the artist’s zone….When Michael [Jordan] received a pass at the top of the key in full flight and he left the ground, he defied gravity, floated through the air, let that ball roll off his fingertips and into the basket…When he did that, he had to be in the zone.  He could not be thinking about what he was doing.  But to make his zone exactly analogous to the art zone, you have to to add this:  every time he shoots, in order to make a basket Michael Jordan would have to confront, without flinching, the moment when his father’s chest was blown apart by the shotgun held by his kidnapper.  You know that happened in Michael Jordan’s life.  Michael would have to confront that in order to make a basket every time.  Without flinching.  Now his zone is equal to the artist’s zone.  And now you understand the challenge of being an artist.

What Butler described perfectly and elegantly as the artist’s zone is true creative genius, living from the True Self, or initiation.  It is within everyone; we simply have to be willing to dig where most men and women are too afraid to go — inside of their own belief-ridden minds.

They say humans are not capable of perfection.  That is not true.  But they must be willing to live completely within the hell of their own mind until the shotgun moments become just a dream and creative genius becomes their normal reality.

To Believe or Not to Believe: When Do we Let Go of Beliefs

Eagle landing on water

The eagle doesn’t believe he can fly; he knows he can.

By Cathy Eck


To Believe or Not To Believe

I’ve been writing at Panera Bread and eavesdropping on the conversation at the next table.  Three elderly friends have very different beliefs.  One is a spiritual seeker.  She believes in the positive power of her mind to change her life.  She recommends that her friends become more positive.  Their gentleman friend is skeptical; he says she’s talking woo woo.  He doesn’t really feel he has much control over what happens to him.  The other woman says she believes in the power of prayer and is a devout Christian.  Each offered clear reasons for their beliefs, largely based on their own experiences and authority figures.  They’ve all had proof that their beliefs are right.

Each of them is surprised that the other two don’t jump on their bandwagon; after all they’ve proven that their beliefs are right.  Didn’t they?  You can see their sadness as they realize that their friends aren’t interested in sharing their beliefs.  Not even a little.  To each of them, they’re not just sharing beliefs; they are sharing their sacred truth.

This is how it is with beliefs.  They aren’t ever true so they lack the infinite power of the truth.  Consequently, when we have beliefs, we need the support of others to keep them alive and working; and if they become too important, we will resent those who don’t support our beliefs.  When we let our beliefs go and get to the truth, we aren’t bothered by the beliefs of others.  We recognize other people’s beliefs are powerless to harm us if we don’t believe them, so we let them believe as they wish.


Our Fondest Beliefs Appear True

If you really believe something, it appears to be true.  We all see proof for our strong beliefs.  Or sometimes we don’t see proof but hope we will if we get more people to support our beliefs.  Religions have aggressively recruited for this reason.

Regardless of how much faith we have in a belief, it is still a just a belief.  It is a choice like white bread or wheat.  We make way to big of a deal out of beliefs.

To believe or not to believe is really a matter of what we desire from life.  A belief becomes obsolete, and even harmful, the minute it gets in the way of our desires or the desires of others. When we hit the limit of our beliefs, it is like hitting a brick wall.  We can’t go any further unless we let the beliefs go.  But often our pride gets in the way of letting go, or we fear the judgment of others who shared our beliefs in the past.

The friends in Panera Bread displayed a fragile look when the others disagreed with their beliefs because they felt that their friend’s doubt could potentially dilute their own faith in their belief.  For many years, I experimented with lots of different systems of belief, and I always felt that fragile feeling.  I always looked for agreement or proof to strengthen my case.  I did that because I had doubt.  Once I realized what I was doing mentally, it seemed stupid.

It was very clear that others weren’t jumping up and down to support my beliefs, and I could see why.  They wanted support for their own beliefs.  This is why people with strong beliefs seem to be at war with everyone.  I had to finally admit that I didn’t like carrying around a toolbox of beliefs or trading one belief for another.  I didn’t want to believe; I wanted to not believe so that I could learn what I really knew.  I was glad I discovered how to let go.  For the first time since childhood, I began to feel free.


What About Jesus and prayer?

The one friend who was Christian pleaded that she had the most support for her way of thinking, and Jesus was her proof.  But if you actually look closely at the Bible, Jesus’ prayers were not prayers as we know them.  They weren’t pleading requests for help.  He even suggested that those who prayed in public didn’t get the point of prayer.

Jesus just knew that whatever he spoke would occur.  He said his request once, often in the spirit of gratitude.  Jesus could do this because Jesus didn’t have beliefs; he simply had a clear, empty mind that was void of beliefs.  This was the mind of the high initiate.  It was called a virgin mind, which only required one focused thought to create anything.  To get to that level of creating required letting go of every belief.  It is about knowing, not believing.  We absolutely cannot reach that level of power by faking it until we make it.

Usually people who have faith in prayer had parents who prayed and got results.  Those who have faith in affirmations or visualization find it natural to be positive or have vivid imaginations.  Beliefs work when they play to our strengths.  Beliefs aren’t bad; they just aren’t our greatest point of power.

In the end, beliefs are a choice.  What we believe should be the main focus of our life.  If we choose beliefs, we should follow them to the letter.  We should accept responsibility when our beliefs create problems or limitatiosn.  Once we see the limits of our beliefs, we find them much easier to release.

When I lived from beliefs, I thought freedom was about money or time.  Now I realized that I held the key to freedom in my own mind.  Letting go of my beliefs was my key to freedom.  I just had to use it.


Nothing breaks my heart more than seeing someone who is going the right way and the world is telling them they are going the wrong way.  This article on Signs of Spiritual Awakening speaks to that problem.  


The Cross Process: How Creation was Designed

The Cross Process

By Cathy Eck


There were many events that pushed me on to my life path — but one of the highlights had to be the night I dreamed “The Cross Process.”  My focus at the time was learning how God creates.  I was highly dissatisfied with the mental, new age, and religious techniques for creation that I had been taught.


First-Cause Creation

If you read my blog, you’re no stranger to the triangle process.  Once you master the triangle process, you want to create because the very essence of the True Self is creation.  But how does a True Self create without dipping into the bottom of the triangle?  The Cross Process answer that question.

Just like the triangle process, the top of the cross represents the True Self, unity, oneness, God, unconditional love, and freedom — all things without opposites.  As an element, it is associated with air or spirit.  For creation to occur, we must divide pure thought.

You can see these black words because they’re on a white background.  If it was black words on a black background, I wouldn’t be able to share my creation with you.  So we divide pure thought into two halves in order to create.  In first-cause creation the two halves are cooperative.  Male and female, fire and water, yin and yang, or positive and negative (as electrical charges) are cooperative opposites.  I later learned that the initiates called this first-cause creation.


Second-Cause Creation

Creation with opposites (bottom of the triangle) that include judgment such as right and wrong, good and evil, dominance and submission, or win and lose were called second-cause creation.  This was considered occult and evil to the initiates.  But it was widely practiced by leaders who declared themselves Lords.  They were magicians who powerfully projected fear-based thought into the minds of their minions.

The idea of eating from the Tree of Good and Evil was about eating from the second-cause tree.  It’s true that God would have suggested that we don’t eat from this tree, which means that God would also suggest that we stay the hell away from religion, the creator of good and evil.  But God didn’t stop us because like prodigal children, we are welcome to venture out and come back.  We just have to start eating from the Tree of Life again if we want to hang out in Eden.


The Effect

The bottom point of the cross is the effect.  It is associated with the earth element.  As you know, initiates never touched the effect.  The Sleeping Prophet Edgar Cayce spoke the initiate’s perspective perfectly when he said, “Spirit is the life, mind is the builder, and physical is the result.”  If physical is simply the result of what you build in mind, it makes no sense to fix it.

The arms of the cross (or tree) are the essence of creation.  We decide whether our creation comes from the Tree of Life or the Tree of Good and Evil by how we split pure thought.

Let’s say that you want to build a house.  The True Self enters the cross of creation at the top.  The bottom is the result or effect.  Just like our physical arms do physical creation work, the arms of the cross do the mental creation work.  We use words (or images) as symbols for the mental creation process.  I find it easiest to use male and female or fire and water words.  Maybe our first thought is that we want the process to be fast (fire) and smooth (water).  We want our house to be sturdy (masculine) and relaxing (feminine).  If we could stay in first cause, the house would manifest with ease.

But our false self kicks in, and we bring our second-cause beliefs into the picture.  We pop expensive house (win for him) and a slowly leaking bank account (lose for us) on the arms of the cross.  With each second-cause belief that we place on our cross, the process becomes heavier.  The situation becomes grave, meaning our pure life force is slowly dying.  The result now reflects our beliefs.  Then we fix the result because we feel at a loss to change things.

To get back on track, we must move back to first cause and let go of the second-cause beliefs that have arisen.  In that way, the result returns to perfection.  Our True Self can’t create anything less than perfection, but our false self can make a mess of anything.


Creation in Relationships

Our relationships follow the same pattern.  Let’s say that we give birth to a child or meet someone new, and they are a perfect creation.  Then we allow our second-cause beliefs to shape our new creation.  We see them through veiled, flawed eyes until they match our beliefs about people; and they start to feel that we don’t see them at all.  They run like hell.

Most of us have felt smothered by someone’s beliefs shaping our mind and body.  After awhile, we can’t remember who we are.  We arrived as a True Self creation until we were molded into a false self by others who said they loved us.


The Practice

The easiest way to understand True Self creation is to play with the Cross Process.  Take any desire and make a True Self cross.  Then get honest and make a reality cross, honestly admitting what you’re currently experiencing.  The difference between the two crosses are your beliefs.  As you let the beliefs go, the first-cause cross seems more possible; the false-self, second-cause cross changes.   When the two crosses are the same, the desire must manifest perfectly; it can’t be any other way.

It isn’t a quick fix for sure.  But each time we succeed in creating in this way, we free part of our mind until one day we are back in Eden eating from the Tree of Life.


Here is an article about my favorite crop circle, a power metaphor for creation.


Eliminating Our Inner Opponent

Our opponent appears to be outside of us, but it is within.

Our opponents appear to be outside of us but they’re actually projections of our own minds.

By Cathy Eck


Creating Our Opponent

The ancient masters taught that any opponent is always our own mental projection.  If we realized that we only fight our own false self’s projections, we’d stop fighting.  We’d laugh at our own stupidity.  But our projections look so damn real, and we keep finding people to play opponent roles; so it is understandable that no one sees through the illusion.

As humans became civilized, we began to see ourselves in different roles creating an illusion of separation.  Suddenly we focused more on our differences than our unity.  God became male and moved from inside of us to outside of us; then he started barking orders.

Seeing humans as separate entities had its benefits.  We could now compete against each other based on skill.  We could focus on a specific role and perfect it.  We could offer different perspectives and pretend to discover things about each other.  We could entertain each other.

But, the experiment went too far.  We didn’t just use separation for fun and creation; we used to create a feared or hated opponent.  We created opposition (good and evil), which became the main course in our illusory dinner of life.  God even got an opponent, Satan.


Our Illusory Opponent

The ancient masters explained that our True Self is singular and unified.  Likewise, the True God has no opponent.  But that united God is not the one that people worship.  They worship the false God that is projected from their own mind because they fear that God.  The True God doesn’t need worshipping; s/he gives without demanding something in return.

We can understand the mind of any person by understanding their view of God.  Some see God as jealous.  Others see him as judgmental, punishing, or angry.  Some see him as supportive but having the potential to become unsupportive if they disobey.  Some see God as supporting them and hating others creating false elevation and success.  You might notice that all of these God views are very human-like.  We’d expect a divine God to be a bit more mature if we thought about it and didn’t just blindly listen to what others taught us.

The goal of initiation was to transform our notion of God.  When initiation was complete, God was back inside of our mind and heart as our all loving True Self with no opponent.  Our world then reflected that love by showing us peace, freedom, and joy.

Our projected God is usually much like our dominant parent, often our father.  My father was critical; so I believed that God criticized everything I did.  The opponent to that God gave false praise.  My Satan sounded nice, but the compliments didn’t mean anything and often took me down the wrong path if I listened to them.

Wars, bullying, and domestic conflicts are caused by people fighting their own projected opponent.  Terrorists are the projection of inner terrorists.  September 11th was the projection of George W., and it makes sense because he is an Evangelical Christian fighting good and evil.  He thought he was the good guy; so his mind invented an opponent.  Conspiracy theorists often recognize projection, but then they make it literal and true creating a bigger mess.  They think the person is doing it on purpose; however, people really believe their opponent is real and dangerous.  They even see themselves as having noble or righteous intentions when they warn us of their own projection.


Half Truths

False minds are filled with half-truths, and half-truths are false.  Half truths aren’t problematic unless we judge them as right and wrong or good and evil.  Once we split truth into parts, we identify with one part of the split.  The other half (or other parts) are said to live in our subconscious, but that is false.  The other parts are actually completely conscious, and they shows up in our opponent or opponents.

People presume that their other half is a soul mate, the love of their life.  Our other half is actually our greatest enemy because it is the false self that is split; our True Self sees everyone as a soul mate.  The more emotional chemistry we have with someone, the more likely they are our false self’s other half.  We often marry them or go to work for them, which forces us to deal with our inner opponent.


Eliminating Our Inner Opponent

Let’s say you have a boss who criticizes you.  The way to eliminate this person from your life is to discover the belief within you that allows him or her to exist in your world.  That belief is resting in your mind, and you know when you’ve found it because thinking it triggers emotion (presuming you aren’t psychologically reversed).  We must remember that beliefs that have emotion attached to them are false, not true.  What we call emotion is actually the feeling of truth splitting into parts called beliefs (like a zipper being unzipped).

The beliefs (split truths) we hold in mind come from all of the false voices in our minds, which are the minions of our false God.  We recreate our parents, teachers, clergy, and  other authority figures in different bodies over the course of our life unless we eliminate our beliefs.

To eliminate our inner opponent, the ancients said that we must examine our own mind and let go of each false belief like we are cutting through a mountain creating a tunnel to the other side.  Eventually, we break through, but while we are cutting away we have no idea how close or far away we are from the destination.  We don’t see the light until we are done.


I also discuss the shadow in The Good Shadow of Bad Pirates.