Mental Exercises Or Simple Solutions? It’s Up To You

One of my two favorite Talks given by Dr. Roger B. Lane, the Founder/Director of Cosmos Tree, is titled “The Story Of The Tuna Fish Sandwich”. What I love so much is that It’s all about the Simple Solutions.

The example given by Dr. Lane in this Talk of Spiritual Instruction “is based on something that someone I know very well went through recently undergoing a medical procedure … And after the procedure was over went to the recovery room, etc. and they were monitoring her. … And the oxidation rate was very, very low. And before you knew it they had four doctors talking about all these possibilities that they could do for this person whose oxidation rate was very low, who turned very cold and had to have blankets put on her, etc., etc. And while they’re talking about all these possible high tech solutions to this major problem the patient just looked up at them and said, ‘Could you please give me something to drink and eat?’ It had been well over 17 hours since that person had eaten. … So they gave this person a tuna fish sandwich and, as she begins to eat the tuna fish sandwich, the doctors see on the monitoring device that – thank you very much! – now she is doing very fine.

“So here are these four experts. … They were trying to find this total solution and it was totally divorced from the person, from the patient. It was almost like it was a mental exercise, ‘How can we solve this problem?’ And they lost touch of a very basic need: if you don’t eat for a long time your blood sugar is going to go down; you’re probably going to get cold; you’re going to get tired; your oxidation rate falls. Nothing very complicated about that, you know. And they lost sight of that.”

I, too, allowed mySelf to “get mental” and create a problem I had to then go and solve in a medical situation.

Six-plus years ago, I started to feel pressure on my left eye. As an Initiate Of The Sound Current On The Path Of Soul Transcendence, I have been Blessed with a Reference Point of Dr. Lane, My Spiritual Teacher, sharing a Simple Solution to a seemingly “serious” medical situations. For instance, the time I was so dizzy I couldn’t function. After I asked My Teacher for My Teacher’s Help, My Teacher Lovingly shared how My Teacher had handled it for Himself, which was to put a diode on the computer to prevent radiation “leakage”. I did the same and one diode later I was fine.

Dr. Lane told me to see my eye doctor right way. My doctor was unavailable so I Googled eye doctors in my area and called the one closest to my apartment, who told me to come right over. He then told me that I had “to practice better eye hygiene” by washing my lids everyday with Baby Shampoo.

I never followed the instructions. Too simple. Too basic. Instead, I ran my agenda. How come none of these doctors know what’s going on? Would I lose my sight? Is my brain involved?

Last month I saw my eye doctor yet again for the same thing. Unable to find anything once again, he was giving up when he suddenly decided to take a magnified picture of my lids. He winced and told me I had a lot of debris on my lashes and lids and that I needed to wash this area daily with Baby Shampoo. He also gave me a spray to help with the clean-up.

Three weeks of eye hygiene and I feel like a gigantic weight has been lifted off my lids. The “pressure” is gone.

The pressure was the pressure I was putting on mySelf with the stories and the worry, the mental cogitation that included my favorite MO, up until now -– investigating things “endlessly”. This situation, I now understand, was a Precious Gift from Spirit/My Teacher for me to Lift and Grow, for me to get my Learning., Which is Knowing and Accepting how much I am Loved. From There I Receive the Simple Solutions because I Know I am Worthy of the Spirit I am, of the Spirit we all are.

I also Know that the shampoo isn’t the latest answer to eliminating pressure or “weight” on one’s eye(s). I simply followed the Instruction; and Spirit removed the pressure. I did my part and Spirit met me more than half way.

A Note: Excerpts from “The Story Of The Tuna Fish Sandwich” were taken from the January/February Issue of SpiritCentral, the Cosmos Tree Newsletter. Read the article in full by going to comostree.org, clicking on “Newsletter” on the upper right and scrolling down to “Complete List of Newsletters”.

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Scheduling As A Weapon – How To Schedule Spiritually

I used to work as a journalist; and in that role I had often thought about writing an article titled “scheduling as a weapon” because my observation was and is that people use their calendars to avoid Responsibility as if they didn’t create those schedules to begin with, as if those schedules have power over them. 

Here’s an example: let’s say I am on a committee and our group goal is to handle an event that is coming up in another city. And one committee member, whose participation is needed, says “I can’t go. I work.”

Another example: I currently help organize the teleconferencing and videotaping of the monthly Talks that Our Spiritual Teacher, Dr. Lane, Lovingly and Generously Gives at the New York City Home Center. For these Talks, someone had agreed to be of Loving Service by handling an important task. For the most recent Talk, the person said that he or she was unable to do so because this person’s grown child was coming over that night.

One more: let’s say someone committed to attend an event that is crucial to that person’s Spiritual Growth and other people were already involved in that person’s attendance; and at the last minute this person chooses not to show up and says that this person’s spouse needs care when, in fact, this spouse was perfectly fine with the care already provided.

What comes to me is that children – younger and older – are often being used so that their parent(s) don’t have to be Responsible. And ditto for spouses on the other end of someone who is attached to what the other will think or say if they move on, which could be absolutely nothing at all. And how beautiful and instructive it would be for these parent(s) and spouse(s) to role model being Responsible! That these are real lost Opportunities – up until now.

My observation is and has been that adults often learn much the way children do – by example. So my wish is that the spouse “being used” will be able to give something crucial to him- or herSelf after seeing his or her spouse do same. What a Gift! By the way, using your spouse to hold yourSelf back is not Love. Being yourSelf is! I – and many others – have Learned This and continue to Learn This from My Spiritual Teacher.

So here’s how to Self-schedule, which is “scheduling” from a Spiritual Perspective. Otherwise, “scheduling” is a weapon because you’re running your agenda instead of God’s. Your agenda is separation, which is violence. Creating negatively, which is attachment, is karma and you are responsible for these creations. Any creation away from Spirit, from Who you really are, is karma, is separation.

In each of the above examples, which are based on real situations, I felt a “pull” across my gut as if someone had smashed me in the stomach. I also felt a real need for those involved to practice Loving Kindness, which begins with being Kind to themSelves by being Responsible.

First, put the entire “subject” of “scheduling” into the Light Of The Most High. Call in the Light like this: “For the Highest Good Lord, God, send me Your Light!” Inside yourSelf say, “Please place all scheduling from now on into Your Light for the Highest Good!”

As Dr. Lane has Instructed, Co-Create what you wish/prefer with the Lord, God for the Highest Good by saying inside yourSelf, “Lord, God, I wish to [fill in what you wish/prefer]. For the Highest Good, please Co-Create this with me.” 

Let Go! Let God! Avoid chewing or running your agenda.  Instead Allow. In Spirit, there is no lack, limitation or condition.

You may also Choose to ask for Clarity and Guidance before you “schedule” or say anything to anyone about your so called “schedule”.  My observation is that whenever people take a moment first to ask the Lord, God for Clarity and Guidance, these schedules are “weapon-free”.

Do so by calling in the Light Of The Most High as noted above and ask the Lord, God for the Highest Good to send you Clarity and Guidance on [fill in; for instance, how can I be with my daughter/be a good parent and also handle the task Lovingly as I agreed to do?”]

If fear/worry/doubt come up, you can do the Two-Part Release Technique by calling in the Light Of The Most High and ask the Lord, God to take it and tell yourSelf, “(your name) it’s OK to let it go!”

You can also simply direct your basic selves, the part of you that brings forward your karmic patterns, the moment you know you have a responsibility to fulfill. So inside yourSelf, say “basics come present!” Then direct them: “I need your cooperation and energy to [fill in; write the newsletter articles or do task, etc.]. You can also ask them to cooperate with more than one action. Reinforce this direction as needed.

As Dr. Lane Teaches, what we all need to do, bottom line, is Surrender! Surrender your agenda! Allow yourSelf to be moved to deeper and deeper levels of Surrender by using these beautiful Opportunities to do so!

So Surrender is what I chose to do on July 4th, the date of that most recent Talk. I could have gone to see the fireworks or seen a movie; after all, isn’t everyone “off” that day? Or let that unfulfilled task “go begging” instead of Surrendering and Co-Creating with Spirit even though I don’t consider mySelf an expert in it and could have been “nervous”. Instead, I was Led. I handled multiple tasks, which went perfectly.  I Knew It was the Magic Show at Work. It was Pure Grace. It was Pure Joy. As a result of my Choice to do my part.

Thank you, Lord, God. Thank you, Dr. Lane.

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Are You Lying? Or Having a Blast?

I recently said something to My Spiritual Teacher, Dr. Roger B. Lane, Who is also the Founder and Director of Cosmos Tree, that was untrue.

I told Dr. Lane a dramatic, emotion-filled “poor-me” story about how I had been “homeless” for months now.  Dr. Lane immediately asked me why was I lying to Him.

I have lied a lot, up until now, making excuses for the lies instead of taking Responsibility. This blog is based on what I was Taught by Dr. Lane in Open Hour, the twice-weekly time periods when Dr. Lane Generously provides Spiritual Guidance to anyone who needs help in their lives; and on Homework given to me in Open Hour.

The lie I was telling was based on these facts: I had an emergency in my apartment, which I’ve blogged about before; as a result, I moved into a hotel. Then back into my apartment where I lived in the bedroom and one other room because most of the furniture had been removed. Then I lived in another apartment loaned to me; then I was told that I had to move out of my usual apartment. I moved into that other loaned apartment for a longer period of time and, as I write this, I have made an offer on a new apartment and am waiting to be approved by the building’s board so I can move in there.

Why did I choose to lie?  Part of it was habitual. Instead of being fully conscious of everything I put out, I went with the drama – a tale that I am certain everyone I know except My Spiritual Teacher would participate in with great relish. By creating negativity, I had made it harder for others to Lift and to Grow – and for mySelf. I am Responsible for my creations, as Dr. Lane Teaches often, and for this lie, which is negativity, which is violence and which affects us all because – in Reality – we are One Spirit.

Integrity is a Key Teaching – It is to Focus into Spirit and live as the Spirit we are. All Actions Flow from There. I was out of Integrity, which affects All Souls; and again, makes it harder for “others” to Lift and to Grow.

The Truth was and is exactly the opposite of this self-created drama and violence. As Dr. Lane said to me early on in this period of four or so months, “you are having a blast!” Indeed, whatever this looked like “out there” and however much a great “story” it made – I was Loving the moving and the moving again and the opportunity to become fully mobile with just my computer, a stripped-down wardrobe and zero furniture! How great! And the Learning I’m getting over and over again about being better organized. Wow! What a Blessing from the packing and unpacking and packing again! I’ll never go back to the “old” way. And I can pick up and work on a Service Project anywhere in the world 1-2-3 for Cosmos Tree as directed by Dr. Lane!

I also Knew by going with my Knowing that all of this – the emergency, the moves, etc. – were brought forward for me to Lift and Grow. And boy! Have I been Lifting and Growing! I Knew inwardly right away with the first emergency that it was a Spiritual Action – part of which was for me to be better organized and also to go through this outer situation easily and effortlessly and in Joy, Which I did. It was also to surrender negativity, which I’ve also done, and which I know I need to do consistently.

It is my Job to stay in the Truth of the “blast” I am having no matter what!

I also knew – by going with my Knowing – that I was Learning that I am a Powerful Creator.  I Learned This in part by practicing Positive Co-Creation, Which is working with the Light Of The Most High to ask God for what I wish/my preference. I Co-Created with God living rent-free – not just anywhere but in way overpriced New York City – and that is exactly what I am doing now, living rent-free for a month in a very fancy place on Central Park South, one of the best locations in the city. The apartment overlooks  the waters of Central Park – more vacation spot than work-a-day apartment – and comes complete with maid service. I also Co-Created “the apartment of my dreams,” which is exactly what I was led to, literally. Someone tapped me on the shoulder one recent Sunday and asked to show me an apartment and that’s the one I made an offer on!

It’s really been an adventure! A Wonder-ful, fun adventure. And my Learning, too, has been that I simply tell others everything is fine, it’s great; I’m having a blast – no matter how they may choose to respond.

That’s The Truth and Being in Integrity is What helps others most of all, too, no matter how things may look “out there”. And I notice that when I say that I’m fine and everything is fine, most of the time they walk away. They just walk away.

And that’s just fine with me.

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“Surrender What? Surrender Your Agenda!”

A Fellow Student Who attends many Cosmos Tree Events wrote some brilliant rap lyrics that many of us at Cosmos Tree regularly sing out loud as reminders of a Key Teaching brought forward by Dr. Lane, the Founder and Director of Cosmos Tree. These brilliant and catchy rap lyrics are “Surrender What? Surrender Your Agenda! Surrender What? Surrender Your Agenda!”

This is what we all need to do, according to the Teachings that Dr. Lane brings forward.

Up until now, I have run my agenda, which is anything other than being Present – the Focus inside mySelf as Spirit. By choosing to go with and persist in thoughts and feelings instead of being Present with Spirit, I create karma/negativity. I’ve done so in order to keep mySelf company with “chatter”, which I allow to mask the fear of getting quiet inside mySelf. I’ve run my agenda by “trying to figure things out” in order to control people and situations instead of being entirely Present – to focus inside yourSelf as Spirit – and from There Allowing the Real Solutions in perfect timing (versus “my timing”).

As Dr. Lane explains in the Video/DVD and TV Series Understanding The Spirit You Are, whenever we are miserable, we are doing one thing: “control”!

Run your agenda and you’re creating karma, which separates you from the Spirit you are, from your True Self. You are also responsible for those creations.

So how do we give up trying to control things and Allow the real “control”, Which comes from our Choice to be Present – to take moment-to-momentsteps to be clearer inside ourSelves and to focus there.

Start by using some important Tools brought forward by Dr. Lane!

The Most Important Tool is Meditation Of The Light Of The Most High, as Dr. Lane has Taught me. As written in a blog titled “The Meditation Transformation”, available on costmostree.org, over and over again I have observed people who attend Meditation for very short periods of time – once or twice in a month – I am always struck by the transformation. They seem much more Peaceful.

I Know this is so because so much has been “taken” from them in this Process. As the second part of that blog’s title states of Meditation: “A Miracle In A Month.” Indeed It is. See cosmostree.org for locations and times. Once you attend one Meditation you are given what you need to do It at home.

One is the Two-Part Release Technique. Whenever negativity comes up, stop and call in the Light Of The Most High like this: For the Highest Good Lord, God, send me Your Light! For the Highest Good Lord, God, please take anything that separates me from the Spirit I am!” Tell yourSelf, “(your name), it’s OK to let it go!”  In my case, I Surrender the fear and do so as often as necessary. 

Tools For Living Free, a double-sided educational publication available by going to cosmostree.org at “Resources” features easy-to-follow Step-by-Step exercises that are often versions of the Two-Part Release. A Baker’s Dozen: Tools For Daily Living, Dr. Lane’s latest Book, is another Tool filled with exercises to help you let go of negativity/your agenda.

Next is to Trust. You do this by Co-Creating what you want with the Lord, God for the Highest Good and then Trusting, Allowing and Receiving. The Process is one of “effortless effort”, as Dr. Lane frequently Teaches. When you Co-Create as described below, you may indeed need to take “outer action” but you do it Neutrally, without attaching to results/running your agenda!

To Co-Create with the Lord, God, call in the Light Of The Most High as instructed for the Two-Part Release Technique. Then ask the Lord, God for what you want like this: “For the Highest Good Lord, God, please [fill in what you want; in my case, for a particular relationship where someone has been angry at me to now be easy and effortless (instead of building a case against this person inside mySelf or coming up with what I “think” is going on, which is always based on ignorance.)”

The Key in Co-Creation is to Surrender my agenda and just Receive. Let go! Allow and Receive!

I did This the other day when I needed money for rent. Up until now, I would run my agenda: figure out how I’m going to get it; worry about getting it or not getting it; think about when it will come in or why it hasn’t already. And build up a lot of pressure inside mySelf.

I did none of this agenda-building. I simply Co-Created my preference for the Highest Good, which was for a person or company to sign up now for one of the consulting packages I offer, the cost of which pretty much equals what I need for rent. I chose to Trust. I chose to be agenda-free by Co Creating with Spirit as described above and Allowing Spirit’s Agenda, Which is the Only Real One anyway!

The money came in. It came in because I also Allowed the Flow of Spirit/Spirit’s Agenda and I Received it. And because it was for the Highest Good. It was a Gift from God. The Receiving was an Inner Receiving, Which was a quiet, beautiful resting and relaxing into mySelf and choosing to stay There. No self-agenda. No “thing”, as Dr. Lane explains in the InValuable Tools For Living Free titled “DoNothing. Do No “thing.”It was the “effortless effort” of which Dr. Lane speaks  often.

The antidote to agenda-building is simply do nothing. In order to “do nothing” we all need to make the “effort” although the “effort”, as Dr. Lane Teaches, is “effortless effort” by Co-Creating what we want with the Lord, God, for the Highest Good (see above for instructions), then Let Go! Trust, Allow and Receive!

In other words, I Do Nothing but get quiet inside mySelf and Receive!

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Be In Integrity

I recently had to share some news with a family member that I knew would not be received well and I felt some trepidation about sharing. I chose to approach the situation in Integrity – from the Inner Knowing that I amSpirit. What exactly does That mean?

Being in Integrity means approaching the situation in Neutrality. As Dr. Lane, Founder and Director of Cosmos Tree, says in a recent Talk “Is Your ‘Everydayness’ Humdrum? Humming? Flat? – A Participatory Satsang”, “So all these things that come up for us – they’re for our good. They’re for helping us strengthen ourSelves, helping us become detached, etc., etc. And they’re Gifts from the Spirit …” The news I had to share; the emotions I felt about sharing; the reaction from my family member and how I interpreted that – were all for my good. It is all an Opportunity to practice detachment from the situation, which doesn’t mean not caring about the situation but, instead, means approaching the situation Neutrally and not being attached to the results.

How does one practice detachment? Well, Dr. Lane brings forward many Tools that I use to practice detachment. One of the most powerful Tools I’ve been taught is the Two-Part Release Technique. It is a way to release the emotions that build up inside of me that attempt to prevent me from Lifting and Growing. For example, before I shared the news with my family member I felt nauseous, nervous, and fearful. I used the Two-Part Release Technique to let go of those feelings like this, “Lord, God, send me Your Light! For the Highest Good, please take from me the fear and nervousness I have! (My name), it’s OK to let it all go!”

I knew the fear I had was about my thinking I would no longer be loved by this family member once they had heard the news I had to share. So to reassure mySelf and to stay Neutral I did Self-Talk. This is another Tool that Dr. Lane Teaches and is essential for living in Loving Surrender to the Spirit I am. I did Self-Talk like this, “Lord, God, send me Your Light! My basic selves, please come forward! We are OK! We are loved – NO MATTER WHAT! I need you to relax and speak the news now! Thank you for your loving cooperation!”

After I had shared the news, my family member was upset. There was some yelling and judgements made by him and had I not done the work before hand I likely would have taken that upset into mySelf and believed it. But, since I had used the Tools I have to approach the situation in Neutrality I saw the upset for what it truly was. My family member was fearful of the change to his life that this news could bring and was projecting that onto me. No problem for me! I stayed Focused on the Spirit I am and felt compassion for the experience they were having. I chose Integrity.

INTEGRITY

It takes great courage

It takes great Light

To be in Integrity

And Surrender the fight.

For fear can sit upon us

Masked in many ways

Depressing our True Nature

It can go on for days.

What pray is the remedy

To uncover the loot?

To be in Alignment with Spirit

And live in the Truth?

Speak plainly;

Honesty too.

Approach with Love

Is what you do.

Follow the Teachings

Stay on track!

They give you the strength

So you don’t fall back.

And with the Blessing of the Christ

Alive in your Eye

Integrity lives

Just give It a try!

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Feeling “Overwhelmed”? Do Self-Talk!

I was recently feeling “overwhelmed”. And were it not for the Solution – the Cure – that was given to me by Dr. Lane, the Founder/Director of Cosmos Tree and My Spiritual Teacher, I might still be allowing this negativity, which affects me and others as well.

I share this Loving Solution with you now!

Here it is as Taught to me by Dr. Lane: Do Self-Talk!

As Dr. Lane Teaches in the Everyday Evolution Class, Which I recommend highly, there is a part of our consciousness called the basic selves that brings forward our karmic patterns. If I let this part do its thing – which I was doing when I was “overwhelmed” – I “run around like a chicken with my head cut off”. All of us do.

As a Conscious Being, as Dr. Lane Teaches, it is my job to direct my basics into the action I am to do! Instead of running a long list of what I have to do or allowing worry about getting it all done, I instead direct mySelf into each action.

For example, I needed to call brokers about a new apartment; sort through bags of stuff; box up items for storage; schedule a storage pickup; write a Newsletter article; make business-related calls, etc. I simply sat down and gave my basics direction, action-by-action by telling mySelf, “Basics come present! I need your cooperation and energy to call brokers now! Thank you and keep up the good work with this!”

Once I had done this specifically with each task or action, I was no longer “overwhelmed”. I Learned instantly, as Dr. Lane Teaches, that those “feelings” are not “real”!

I Learned from Dr. Lane, too, that if you’re “overwhelmed”, you need to give your basics reassurance. For instance, let’s say I’m working on an article and it takes longer than “anticipated” and I start to feel “upset” about “getting it all done”. Instead, the minute I “flinch”, as Dr. Lane has Taught me, I stop and “get in there“ with my basics like this: “Basics come present! We’re fine and safe and OK now! Everything is going beautifully thanks to your Loving support and cooperation!”

As Dr. Lane also Instructed me, all of us need to “get in there” if we’ve allowed this feeling and thank our basics, too! “Thank you so much for calling the brokers now! I am in deep Gratitude for your support and cooperation with this!”

Being Present is Key, which is the Focus into Spirit and Which is a Key Teaching brought forward by Dr. Lane. You always need to do Self-Talk to direct your basics to be Present – to focus inside yourSelf – any time you lose focus inside yourSelf. “I need your cooperation and energy to be Present now! Thank you and let’s keep up the good work with this!”

In addition to being Present, I also asked my basics to have fun, too, which worked! And I remembered and applied what Dr. Lane also Taught me: “one thing at a time!” For example, I focus on writing this blog when I’m writing this blog and on brushing my teeth when I’m brushing my teeth instead of running a whole bunch of thoughts/feelings, to-do lists, that have nothing to do with what I’m doing right then and there. Dr. Lane once told me and I applied it, too: “only think about things when you’re doing them!”

Whenever negativity comes up, do the Two-Part Release Technique to direct your basics to let it go by calling in the Light of the Most High: “For the Highest Good Lord, God, send me Your Light! Lord, God, please take any negativity from me now!” Tell yourSelf, “(your name) It’s OK to let it go!”

Avoid figuring out what the negativity is or making yourSelf “wrong”, as I’ve been well Taught; you will only crystallize it; just do Self-Talk! And be Present – to focus inside yourSelfagain using Self-Talk to direct yourSelf. Know that you are indeed Inherently OK as the Spirit you are, Which is What you are; be in “agreement” with this Truth when you do the Self-Talk. This is all part of Loving yourSelf.

Cosmos Tree, under the Direction of Dr. Lane, has many Tools to help you Focus into Spirit and to do Self-Talk. In addition to the Everyday Evolution Class, Which will be posted online at cosmostree.org when It is being offered, there is Tools For Living Free #17 titled “The Power Of Positive Self-Talk” as well as TFLF on being Present #16 and #87;  Dr. Lane’s New Book, A Baker’s Dozen: Tools For Daily Living, and Dr. Lane’s EmPowering Talk entitled; “Overhwhelmed: Who’s At The Helm? – A Participatory Satsang”, Which you can receive in a matter of seconds by going to cosmostree.org at “shop/download”. It is Talk #A238.

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Dealing With Death

Two of my family members from the same extended family unit passed away this year. Both “deaths” left many of my remaining family members feeling sad, confused and angry… Searching for a sense of understanding about these occurrences, I turned to my Spiritual Teacher, Dr. Roger B. Lane, and His Enlightened Talk #A210 “’Death’ And Its Unveiling: A Participatory Satsang”. This Talk clearly and powerfully explains the True meaning of ‘Death’ and helped me to lift above my emotions and stay Focused with Spirit many times during the past few months.

In the Talk, Dr. Lane speaks on two main topics. The first is the True meaning of ‘Death’ and the second is how we as Hu-mans in the physical world can respond to ‘death’ in our life.

The first topic, the True meaning of ‘Death’, is the most important part of the Talk. For in the Talk, Dr. Lane explains that ‘Death’, as we commonly understand it, does not exist. We are Souls and the Soul within us is Immortal. And in fact, we have it backwards on this planet; this life that we lead is Spiritually called Death and it is our Responsibility – our ONLY job – to use this ‘dead’ life to Resurrect to Life Eternal.

In other words, the purpose of Hu-man life is to Know ourSelves as Spirit and the only way to do that is to take Initiation Into The Sound Current and Ride this Current to Eternal Life. This is reflected in a Bible quote Dr. Lane often refers to from Matthew 8:22, in which Jesus the Christ said, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead” as He was referring to those who believe in the illusion of “death”.

Dr. Lane says this again in the Tools For Living Free #36 “Dealing With ‘Death’”,

“…part of our Divine Inheritance is that we ‘defeat death’. How do we ‘defeat death’? By coming to know our Soul directly, know ourSelves as the Eternal One and live in the Teachings of the Path Of Soul Transcendence, Which, basically, teach us to be Present with the Lord, God and surrender everything that isn’t His, that isn’t Eternal.”

The second topic in the Talk deals with how we can deal with and respond to a loved one who has died. Dr. Lane talks about mourning and the importance of honoring being in the physical, but that mourning is best done from a Loving place. This means moving into Appreciation for the time shared together. Dr. Lane says, “…how about a celebration because it was you the agreement was with to be a “sister”, “child”, etc. You were chosen and got to participate in this person’s Love and Light!”

Dr. Lane continues by talking about the purpose of the body, which is to “last only as long as the Soul needs” and that everything is done in perfect timing and is Spiritually correct. This means that when someone dies the Soul within that person has agreed to the time, place, mode of ‘death’ and nothing is being ‘done’ to that person. The Talk reminds us to let go of any judgments we may have about ‘death’ or the person who has ‘died’ and to see every situation in our life, even ‘death’, as an Opportunity to be Present with the Spirit we are.

Finally, for those who struggle with letting go of the loved one who is no longer in the physical, Dr. Lane suggests using the Two-Part Release Technique to be free of attachments like this:

  1. 1. Say within yourSelf, “Lord, God send me Your Light! Please take from me any emotional needs I may have or want the deceased to fulfill.”
  2. 2. Tell yourSelf, “(your name) it’s OK to let it go! ”
  3. 3. Ask Spirit to fulfill that longing for the person or whatever needs you are insisting that person fulfill for you.

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Taking A Pass On A Class? READ THIS FIRST!

As a Loving Service at the Center For Religion And Advanced Spiritual Studies, each semester I follow up with my Fellow Initiates Of The Sound Current On The Path Of Soul Transcendence to enCourage Them to take the Class that is being Lovingly offered and Taught each semester by Our BeLoved Teacher. These Classes are Sacred Opportunities for us to Lift and to Grow. This Outreach is also a Sacred Opportunity for Growth Lovingly offered to me by My Teacher.

While doing this Sacred Outreach this weekend, I spoke to a Fellow Initiate who told me that he was not taking the Class. When I asked why, he told me that he was going on vacation. I then asked the usual questions – when are you leaving? When are you returning?, etc. – to see if the Class was at all possible. But, of course, as I’ve Learned from doing this Sacred and Beautiful Service for a long time, everything is possible in Spirit. Give mySelf a Class or other Offering and everything is handled.

And when we are Present with Spirit – Loving God – there is no “time and space.” “Time and space” is, of course, a dead giveaway that One is being run amok by one’s basic selves.  

I love this Initiate dearly so I stopped in my Spiritual Tracks when this BeLoved Initiate told me his “excuses” for creating separation with the Spirit we are and I stayed on the phone in order to make some Loving suggestions.

I know from my own experience how easy it is for “resistance” to come up and for me to identify with it when an Offering is made available! Boy! Do I! And how easy it is to go with it as if it’s real, which, of course, it’s not! All that negativity is coming up to be cleared – a Gift of Grace – and my job is to be Present. Also, if I choose to go with it and to persist in it, I create karma. In addition, I know from My Teacher that Offerings are for the Highest Good of All  so doing the Inner Work is key for me whenever an Offering is made available by My Teacher. This Inner Work is a key part of my Spiritual Practice; and doing It as Taught is my Choice to Participate in the Opportunity Given by My Teacher/The Lord, God for even greater Growth and Upliftment!

So here’s what I did recently when an Offering was made available (in addition to a Class, this may be a Service Project; RETREAT; Event; Program at the Center, etc.) and resistance came up:

1. I did the Two-Part Release Technique a few times and I let go; 2. I reassured my basics that we are okay; everything is fine now; 3. I directed my basics into the action (the Offering) and made sure to use the Four Rules of Self-Talk (enCouragement is crucial!); 4. I became Present by Chanting my Tones. I Allowed the next step(s) and followed up as needed;

This BeLoved Fellow Initiate was “caught” where I often am, up until now – in the right/wrong, the this way/that way/categorization of “duality” that my basics just love! Of course, we all need to “get in there” right away when these once-in-a-lifetime Opportunities arise and update our basics; tell them we are fine and OK now; and ask them to to support us in taking/signing up for this Class or other Offering now; and we need to then thank our basics and tell them to keep up the good work supporting us in This.

The immediate result of a few minutes of Inner Work (#1 through #4 above) was Inner Excitement and being Moved/Led. All with a minute or so of Inner Work! Without any outer “reason” wecan always Co-Create with Spirit by asking the Lord, God for what you prefer; for instance, to take the Class and have doing so made easy and effortless, including any phone connections, etc.

As I am about to put this blog to bed – or rather, send It to My BeLoved Teacher as a Sacred Opportunity Given to me by My Teacher to “mega Lift” – I recall a conversation I just had the other day with a Fellow Initiate that I dearly Love. This FI told me – with some anger/resentment – that this Fellow Initiate was not attending a Sacred Event Offered by Our Teacher as an Opportunity to mega-Lift.

She needed to get in there right away and talk to her basics and follow the other above-recommended steps.

And, like all of us, to take advantage of each and every Sacred Opportunity given to us by Our Teacher – while we can.

This is my wish for you.

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Postpartum

Postpartum. This word has haunted me ever since I birthed my first child.  As much as I’ve wanted to welcome another Soul into this world and our family since my dear son I’ve been scared of the aftermath of birth.  I was not afraid of losing pregnancy weight or staying indoors for long stints with foggy baby brain or even sleepless nights but my terror was of the emotional ups and downs that I experienced after my son was born.  I remember not being able to see the world as I normally do and things seemed overwhelming.  It was like the world was constantly coming at me, a video game of attacking “to dos” that pop up from around every corner of domestic life and needing to be shot with instant reflexes of nursing, laundry, diaper-changing, cooking, cleaning, not showering, wearing hospital panties and much more on repeat.  I recall sobbing tears for no apparent reason and then being furiously angry at the people that I loved most dearly.  That was the most frightful part for me; I was as furious as a ball of fire.

Now I am three weeks postpartum with my second child, a beloved and beautiful daughter. And, yep, I have had most all the symptoms I short-listed above. And, true to my fear, the rage has been the hardest aspect for my family to digest and, sadly, for me to cease.It is not my normal personality and certainly not my intent but when my body is a furnace of hormones the words, “Can you please empty the diaper pail?” have such a seething tone that I sound like I’m about to detonate.Yet, there is something different this time and that’s why I write. There is a glimmer of hope that has sprung up like a spring within me. I’m allowing myself to be Loved more this time and I notice that I’m recovering quicker because of it. By this I mean, I’m more open-hearted and patient. I let myself be hugged and helped by my family but, most powerfully, I allowed this phenomenal, incredible Love that is my Meditation Teacher.

I’ve had the great Blessing of Dr. Roger B. Lane being my Meditation Teacher for a decade now and with That has come Transformational and life-changing Learning. This Learning continues to Lift me to new places within mySelf. For instance, I’m experiencing Peace regardless of the outer situations and positivity; i.e., focusing on what I’m thankful for, has become a real and actual Choice for me. I may not always Choose it; sometimes I am lazy and want to be in the murk and mire of emotional drama, but I have the ability at each moment to let it go and be different. That’s what I wanted to employ postpartum this time.

And the question in my heart that irked me and made me afraid if I could handle postpartum again with a second child was, “Am I capable of Choosing into using what I’ve Learned and be Neutral even when my body is a chemical factory and my hormones are blazing trails into every alleyway of my emotional well-being? Can I employ Choice in these fire and brimstone moments? When I’m a real live Medusa?” This is the nut of which I was afraid.

Now three weeks have passed since our angel girl came into the world. I have been a straight-up nutter some of the time, I’m not going to lie. However, something purely magical happened amid the ordinary yesterday that changed the course of this pattern for me. My Beloved Meditation Teacher called me on the phone. Dr. Lane simply called because of noticing that I was having trouble understanding a project we were working on together. Dr. Lane asked if I was okay and I explained to my Teacher a little about the anger and rage I was experiencing and expressing. And here’s what happened: Dr. Lane simply said, “That is quite normal considering you just gave birth. It takes a little while for the hormones to subside. I’d let you know if you had a real problem.”

And with that poof! something huge was Lifted off of me. I could see straight and understood that this is a temporary state and I was moved into Acceptance. I felt compassion for mySelf and my family. Instead of judging mySelf as harshly as a snake witch I was able to see objectively that this is quite run-of-the-mill after giving birth to a baby and, all of a sudden, I was flooded with solutions to all of the “problems” I was experiencing. What really happened, sum total, is that Dr. Lane gave me an incredible Gift by Lifting from me, in that conversation, all the judgments I’ve had against mySelf. My Meditaiton Teacher is a Spiritual Master and is Graced with the incredible Power of Clearing karma for a Soul. And I gave mySelf the Gift of Allowing mySelf to be Loved by my Teacher.

L.O.V.E., as defined by Dr. Lane’s Teachings, is Letting go Of Volition Every time. Meaning, I surrendered my judgments on mySelf and Allowed the Spiritual Action of my Meditation Teacher calling me to wash over me. I let the Love in by Letting Go. And I was moved into a very different place. One of self- compassion. Hey, yep, the hours are long in the beginning while the body is recovering, the whole family is turned upside down with the addition of another precious child but it stabilizes; we can get some more help (for example, order dinner) and I’ll be back to me soon. How simple and objective these solutions are! It is because my sightlines were raised by my Letting Go and Allowing My Teacher’s clearing of my karma that I could actually see clearly. And it wasn’t just sight that was renewed. I had more energy; felt Peaceful; knew instantly how to renew myself physically and was also moved into a place of deep thankfulness for what I’ve received.

Two of life’s most precious Gifts: One, my children. Thank you; thank you, God. And the other is my Teacher and being His Child. Thank you; thank you, God.

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Patience

I am not a patient person.  I want what I want and, once I can see it in my laser-sharp sight, then I am frothing at the bit for it to happen.  And, in the meantime, I am, oftentimes, intolerant of all else.  I will go to great distances to assuage the pain of not having what I want.  Given this, you must be able to imagine the grand celebration I have when I finally secure my target.  Or can you?  What happens is I get so trapped in the wanting itself that when I receive the apple of my eye most often I’m so “sold” on the idea that it is already mine that I’m already on to the next one, as Jay-Z says.  A capitalist spirit?  You could say so, on a good day. A mover and a shaker?  That would be an outsized compliment.  A bottomless beast that constantly needs to be fed? Well, you said it; not I.

So if this pattern is not about the acquisition, not about the win, not about the gold dug in the gold digger’s path then what is it about?  The answer might surprise you. It is about not Knowing that I’m Loved and okay just as I am.  It’s about not being Present. It is about avoidance, in that moment, of God’s deep, beautiful Love. When I am impatient I place the things of the world as my priority and push the sweet Nectar of the Love away with my outstretched, begging and insisting hand.  When what I really, deeply yearn for more than anything is the beauty of being Present.  Allowing mySelf to Surrender into Joy, into Peace and into Knowing everything is groovy just as it is!  With the new house. Without the new house.  With the raise.  Without the raise.  With. Without. The solution is inside – within.

My Beloved Meditation Teacher, Dr. Roger B. Lane, describes in the “Tools For Living Free” entitled “Practicing Patience”: The Solution. “Patience is being Present giving yourSelf what you need and what you need is the Spirit that you are; in every case that’s how it is. And the impatience comes from what? Forgetting. It comes from forgetting a simple fact: that God lives in you as you. Try being impatient while you Remember consciously that you are Spirit. … Patience is a Gift, an Opportunity to be Present with God, with yourSelf, to nurture yourSelf, to Love yourSelf and It sure feels a lot better than being impatient. …”

Knowing this, what do I do when I’m obsessed with getting something, striving to be better, stronger, faster, smarter and stressing? How do I get off this cycle and get back to mySelf, to God, to the Present moment and to acceptance? 

I simply do a Process to let go of all that stands in the way and allow Spirit to take it and to have it transmuted.  Here is what My Teacher has Taught me:  Call In The Light Of The Most High by saying, “Lord, God, send me Your Light!” Say, “Lord, God, please take these attachments from me!”  Tell yourSelf to let them go!  Now accept your Power to move beyond your circumstances and time and space by being Present with God! This is the Practice of Patience, Neutrality and Acceptance and being Centered in the Spirit you are.

I suggest you also make this yours.  Fill your heart with the Love and watch how life unfolds for you by attending a Mediation Of The Light Of The Most High at the Home Center in New York City or at our Regional Centers!

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