A Summary of Gateway To Gold

  By Cathy Eck   Blogs Aren’t Perfect I recently posted my last post on No Labels No Lies, and this is the last free post on Gateway To Gold (for awhile).  Blogs are a funny thing.  They run backwards.  What you see first is what I’ve written last.  And that can sometimes be very confusing. […]

Eliminating Our Master and Slave Mindset

By Cathy Eck   We’ve All Got a Master and Slave Mindset about Something I recently watched a television program called “Slave Catchers, Slave Masters” on the history channel.  The show was about how slaves managed to escape in America.  It was all about the physical act of escaping.  And yet, as I watched the […]

Thirteen Signs You’re Freedom Bound (And You Ain’t Turning Back)

By Cathy Eck   Freedom Versus Enlightenment One of my most popular posts is the Ten Signs of Spiritual Awakening.  Many people resonate with that post.  It actually represents the signs that we experience when we’ve found or are finding the enlightened point of view.  Enlightenment means that we see through the illusion.  Normal suddenly […]

Proof, Initiation, and the movie, “Life of Pi”

By Cathy Eck   The Initiation Story The movie, “Life of Pi,”  is a perfectly crafted initiation story.  As a young child, Pi grows up in a zoo.  One day, he pays a visit to the Bengal tiger’s cage.  He reaches into the cage and holds out a piece of raw meat.  The tiger approaches […]

Letting Go of Beliefs 101

  By Cathy Eck   How Do I Know A Belief From the Truth? I’m often asked the question, “What do I mean by beliefs?”  People can relate to a belief in ghosts, Santa Claus, or the bogeyman.   They can understand a belief in a certain religion, cultural concept, or family ritual.  But few […]

Positive Thinking Versus Letting Go

By Cathy Eck The new thought movement has convinced people that positive thinking is the Holy Grail.  But it is not.  It is simply a pretty good band-aid that will eventually come off and reveal the unhealed wound.   The Dark Side of Positive Thinking Given the power of the new thought movement in the last […]

Ending Struggle

It is tempting to jump in and help others when we see them struggle. But often helping others is not the best gift we can give. Struggle is necessary if one has the belief that they learn through struggle.

When Friends and Family Are Obstacles to Our Freedom

The most important choice we make in life is whether we live our authentic life or the life that others want us to live.   Our Innate Desire to Live an Authentic Life Deep inside, we are all most joyful when we are living our authentic life.  We want to feel free and fulfill our […]

Beliefs: Which Beliefs Should I Keep? Which Beliefs Should I Let Go?

By Cathy Eck   Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein   Are All Beliefs Lies?  Really, Cathy? People say to me all the time, “Cathy, do you really mean ALL beliefs are lies?  Aren’t there some exceptions?”  They are shocked when I respond with “YES, according to esoteric wisdom, all […]

The Psychology of Secrets and Why We Keep Them

By Cathy Eck We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows. Robert Frost   I Don’t Know About You, But I Just Can’t Keep A Secret As a small child, I found it nearly impossible to keep my Christmas purchases a secret.  I tried to avoid […]

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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.