The Relentless Lie

How Mind Is Developed
Author: Lisa Eastman

Let me tell you a story about having to choose. Humans are gifted with a remarkable machine. We all know the incredible bio-chemical and electrical body system, but that is not the machine I am referring to. Not to exclude that, but the part of the machine I am focusing on is the human mind. In relation to the body and the soul, the mind is an interface that interprets our world and creates our experience, and it begins very young. The generational patterns encrypted in the cells and the family patterns set the tone for our earliest experiences aside, we have a mind! And from the beginning it has nothing but vibration and sensation to draw upon … it is alone to figure it out! From the onset, life is a mystery. Of course, at this point, we could not know that there is no real meaning to anything.

The mind is a powerful piece of equipment that sorts through everything and draws conclusions and makes distinctions. Colored by the generational and family patterns, the mind must kick off life with some decisions; a base line of sorts. It takes some time for this system to develop, but the data input starts in the womb. We come in on generational, family and environmental vibrations that make a lasting impression. What goes on in the womb is directly affected by what’s going on in the world, experience, and mind of the mother. On top of all that, the soul has an agenda the mind cannot remember. So right from the start we are challenged with obstacles the mind cannot see.

And so it goes, something like this….

The soul comes into the body in utero, thrashed by the energy of bio-chemical coding, social emotional jolts, and generational beliefs, then the body machine will develop with all of that sewn in, not to mention the potential trauma of birth. So we have a lot of hidden challenges before we even begin to think.

Then we spend the first year of life adapting to the human body, growing, learning, and breaking in all these new systems. All the while wallowing in the energy of the people around us, too young to decipher good or bad, right or wrong, we are just energy in motion. No distinct reference points yet, and no knowledge of separation, still symbiotic we are one with our world … good, bad, or indifferent.

In relation to the body and the soul, the mind is an interface that interprets our world and creates our experience, and it begins very young. The generational patterns encrypted in the cells and the family patterns set the tone for our earliest experiences aside, we have a mind!

As time goes on, the machine becomes hardwired, and the world becomes more dense and real. All is well until we experience rejection or negative energy coming at us and we take direct vibrational hits. These are the early reference points from which we begin to decide who we must be. These early vibrations enter our fields and we begin to vibrate likewise. As the system develops, sense must be made of these peculiar sensations, and the faces on the people around us become the images we see as ourselves. And right from the start we begin to conclude who we are. But what does that all mean to a young mind trying to get its bearing on the world? It must mean something, but what? The only meanings that can be placed on such things are the early decisions made within a young mind.

Developmental psychologists suggest separation is part of human development, and symbiosis must end as we become more independent. As you begin to recognize that you and your world are two different things, you become aware that you are either pleasing or displeasing to your world and you begin to experience love or love denied.

If you were lucky this process was gentle, but for many of us we were torn apart too soon or violently through abandonment, abuse, neglect, or rejection, leaving a young mind afraid and ill equipped to thrive, so we had to learn to survive. Now as a child we must choose how to be in our world to get what we need and avoid rejection for what we have come to believe we are.

The soul comes into the body in utero, thrashed by the energy of bio-chemical coding, social emotional jolts, and generational beliefs, then the body machine will develop with all of that sewn in, not to mention the potential trauma of birth. So we have a lot of hidden challenges before we even begin to think.

If we believe we are weak and flawed, we may have chosen to act unaffected and strong. And soon we forget the weakness we believe in and appeared to be unaffected and strong. But those early beliefs become the operating system from which we reap our experiences. Hard to believe that out of all the flowers we could pick, we’ll pick the weak one and think it is strong. That’s how distorted your vision becomes, and you won’t even know that you’re wrong.

Lots of decisions like this are made, and many choices about how to behave, and with time the personality develops into how to be in the world to get what you think you need, forgetting all that you really believe. You will do your best to avoid the pain of all the decisions you have made, and your core belief, which is invisible now, will become that which you are most afraid. Try as you may, you can’t run away from the basis of you that you believe to be true. You keep picking flowers that are weak, and you still think they will make you strong.

A flower that grows out from under a rock may be resilient, but that does not make it strong. It is a survivor, just like you! You will identify with it, vibrate like it, but you won’t see it for what it is. We’ll pick friends, partners, and jobs with this same view. A mind that doesn’t know itself as a creator will be challenged and stunted over and over again by the same rock, the same belief that distorted it from the beginning.

We reach and reach and stretch for some light, and move as far away from the rock as possible. But the farther we go, the more fragile and weak we become because the rock is dense and strong. It weighs down the roots and weakens the base from which we grow. We try harder, act stronger, all the while pretending the rock doesn’t exist, believing strength is in survival. Ignorantly wishing it away … it stays and stays. With a weakened root how far can we go? These decisions made in the mind of a child are more powerful than you know.

What seems inevitable doesn’t have to be so. Remember, right from the start we didn’t know that the mind created it by choosing, so it feels relentlessly true. How could you release the air from the wind? It seems impossible to let it go. But as a choice, it becomes possible to release. The mathematics of fractals tell us that from which it is, will grow. If we choose the weak, weak it will grow ….

A mind that doesn’t know itself as a creator will be challenged and stunted over and over again by the same rock, the same belief that distorted it from the beginning.

Of course this knowledge does not make the rock disappear, but it does make one aware of where the problem began, and leads you along the journey to choose again. The density of such beliefs are difficult to release, so little by little we must face our fears, and let go piece by piece of the story that made it so. Now you know the strength you so desperately seek is beneath the rock that made you weak. To be free to choose again you must come to intimately know the original, relentless lie you told about being weak and flawed. Now to know your strength, you must deeply connect to your weakness. For in the event of separation it was not the weakness you buried, but the strength that you never believed in. You picked the weak, and called it strong, and you didn’t even know you were wrong. What appears weak is really strong, and what appears strong is really weak, that’s how confused we are; misjudging the reference points from the start.

Now we must stop growing around the rock, and push our way through it till we break it apart. And through the rock, as through the fear there will be moments of despair, knowing full well that all this hell was created in a young mind filled with fear. Courage, trust, and perseverance will bring the wisdom to usher you into the new age. Then you will be back at the start and you’ll get to choose again.

We try harder, act stronger, all the while pretending the rock doesn’t exist, believing strength is in survival.

What will be the next story you tell? What can a free mind dream? Who will you be? What is the soul’s agenda? Someday perhaps, you’ll remember!

Lisa Eastman is an essential healer, teacher and shamanic practitioner. Her significant experience spans traditional and alternative healing methodologies, including Shamanism, behavioral kinesiology, reiki, dowsing, crisis intervention, and alchemy. Her new book-and-card set, Language of Letting Go, guides people through the process of letting go, teaching them how to see "the beauty in the ugly." For more about Lisa and to order her book, visit www.meetthemystics.com.