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Insights From a Wise Teenager

By Cathy Eck and a Very Wise Teenager   We’ve all felt like a lone tree at times.  Often when we do, the fact that we’re not part of the forest causes us to think that something is wrong.  We can’t see that standing on the outside of the illusion looking in allows us to […]

Why People Snap: The Black Sheep Syndrome

By Cathy Eck   Looking for Blame in all the Wrong Places After a shooting or tragedy like Sandy Hook Elementary, Columbine, or Aurora, Colorado, people always look for something or someone to blame.  And they never look in the right place, the cause.  I watched an interview recently with a young woman who was […]

The Lies That Santa Taught Me

Why Do People Lie About Santa? I can’t imagine a parent that wants their children to lie to them.  Yet, most parents do not hesitate to perpetuate the myth that Santa is real by telling their little children to be good or they will get coal.  They say with absolute conviction that Santa has flying […]

The Lost Art of Mentorship

Where Did Mentorship Go? Before the industrial revolution, Walmart and McDonald’s, one’s career was more of a calling.  It was not just a job to pay the bills.  One chose a career as a life-learning project.  Go back even further in time, and a person’s career was a vehicle for spiritual, as well as mental, […]

Dispelling the Myths of Unschooling

This article is a response to the many questions and criticisms of my article, “Life Lessons from a Nerdy Gamer.” It explains why I chose to unschool my children and how one goes about unschooling their child.

What is My Heart’s Desire?

What is our heart’s desire? How do we find it? How do we fulfill it? And, do we deserve it? This article delivers a resounding “YES.”

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  • Beliefs! The Lies that Blind You!

    The word belief has the word "lie" within it, hinting at its purpose.

    The word belief has the word lie within it because every belief is a lie. We lose ourselves when we confuse beliefs with the truth.

    As we let go of beliefs, we change our minds. As we change our minds, we change our relationships. As we change our relationships, we change our world.

    The most loving thing we can do is to drop our beliefs and judgments about others and set them free. When we free others, we also free ourselves.

    Positive thinking is not something that you need to do; your true, authentic Self IS positive. Find your Self and you will never have a negative thought again.

    Used properly, your emotions can lead you down the shortest path to your authentic Self. Denying or suppressing them is a ticket to hell.

    No matter how ornate your mask, your true Self is much more beautiful. Be Your Self!

    Many will attempt to fill you with their truth; but real and lasting transformation is about letting go of your beliefs and unveiling your OWN truth.

    Esoteric means hidden. Esoteric wisdom means hidden wisdom. Esoteric healing means to heal by finding the hidden cause.

    The ancient wisdom keepers lived their lives based on the law of cause and effect. They never fixed a problem because a problem is an effect of a mental cause. Today, we call the mental causes beliefs.

    In modern times we've become so good at projecting and suppressing our beliefs that we hide the causal beliefs even from ourselves.

    We often confuse our beliefs or opinions with the truth. This causes our problems to become chronic or permanent.

    If our mind believes something is true, it won't let it go. We first have to discriminate between true and false (beliefs). Then we can let the beliefs go. What remains is the truth.