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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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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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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How To Lift Above Blame

Cosmos Tree, through its Programs, Events, and Web site, offers a wealth of Resources to assist one to Lift above life’s “challenges”, which according to the Teachings brought forth by Dr. Roger B. Lane, Cosmos Tree Founder/Director and Spiritual Teacher, “challenges” are really Opportunities to Lift and Grow as the Spirit we are!  I recently had one such “challenge” and used the Cosmos Tree Resources to see it for what it really was and to let go of any worry, frustration and anger I felt around it.

My parents’ are selling their house. A potential buyer requested a viewing and my dad asked my mom to stay home during the viewing. I thought this was not the best strategy for selling the house and convinced my mom to leave so that the buyers could view the house alone, which she did. After she left the house, she rear-ended someone on the road. No one was hurt but she caused roughly $2,000 in damage to the car she was driving (which happened to be my dad’s!)

I shared this story with my brother and how my dad had been angry with me and he joked, “yeah, it’s your fault mom is a bad driver.” Which made me laugh but also got me thinking, was I really at fault? If it hadn’t been for me my mom would have stayed home, right? I then felt terrible for offering my “two-cents” and for the damage and expense that occurred.

This false sense of responsibility and blame had me down, so I turned to Cosmos Tree for help. I knew Dr. Roger B. Lane had spoken about blame in a past Monthly Talk and that topic was then featured in a Tools For Living Free, so I pulled up the Tool from the Cosmos Tree site #29 “Living A Blame-less Existence”. I read and re-read it and while I gleaned some very important Teachings about blame from it, namely “There’s no one to blame, there’s nothing to blame, there’s only the Joy of being responsible and being with God”, I felt like something else was still with me that needed to be “worked” out.

It was time for an Open Hour! Open Hour is a Blessed Opportunity for personal Growth via an approximately 15-minute private session with Dr. Lane. I called and spoke with Dr. Lane about the accident, my feelings of blame, and fear for my parents’ current situation. I was given gentle Guidance about what the situation was really about on a Spiritual Level and how I was not to blame (remember! “There’s no one to blame”!) but that I was Responsible for living my life as the Spirit I am, which includes co-Creating with the Lord, God for what I want like the quick, easy, and profitable sale of my parents’ house and for letting go of any negativity I may be holding. In the session, Dr. Lane also pointed out some anger I was feeling around my parents, which I had been aware of, but up until then had not chosen to let go. I did so then using the Two-part Release Technique taught by Dr. Lane like this; “Lord, God, send me Your Light! Please take from me all the anger and hurt I have towards _________! (My name) it’s OK to let it go!”

At the end of Open Hour, I thanked Dr. Lane and hung up, knowing it was my Responsibility to be free and clear, regardless of what my parents say or do. I wasn’t at fault for what happened to my mom, but I also can’t blame them for any feelings or upsets I may have towards them. My parents are here to give me Opportunities to Lift and Grow and I can choose to use what happens with them to make sure I am living my life from the place of Spirit. In this situation, I had! Instead of sitting in a blame-funk, I used the Resources available to me to lift and grow. And you can too!

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Holiday Blue? Here’s What To Do!

My family lost a cherished relative this year. As the holidays approach, I can’t help feeling a little sad for the loss of this person in my life and for the way in which it has changed the family dynamic. This loss also has me thinking about my own aging and that of my other family members, some of whom are not in good health. If I stay with this thinking I can easily get into worry about the future and what that may bring. So, what to do about my holiday blues? Here are the steps I followed to release the blues and stay Focused on the Present!:

How to Stay Neutral In Stressful Situations

I think most would agree my life right now seems “stressful”. I’m eight months pregnant with my fourth child; just sold and packed up my house; and moved my family into my parents’ home while we wait to close on the new home we purchased. Did I mention that my brother and his family of four are also living with my parents while he waits to close on his new home? That’s 6 adults, 5 toddlers, a dog and baby on the way… It’s been hectic to say the least!

I’d like to share a few tips on how I use the Tools available through Cosmos Tree to remain Neutral through this situation. Tools that you too can use to find Neutrality in your life:

Are You “Projecting” Negativity Onto Your Kids? Here’s An Easy-To-Follow Guide To Help You Free YourSelf – And Your Kids!

Until I started working with Dr. Lane, the Founder/Director of Cosmos Tree, I had no idea what projection was or that I was “projecting” my “stuff” – negativity all – onto others. All the time. As Dr. Lane explains, “Whatever the consciousness is unconscious of it projects outside.”

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.

Knowing: How To Listen To Your True Self!

What do I do when I don’t know what to do about a situation? I turn inside mySelf to the greatest resource and comfort that there is, the Soul within. Maybe there is a relationship in my life that I have chosen to be troubled over. I might be worried about money or a health condition of a loved one. Up until recent years, my instinct and immediate response has been to follow the concern down the rabbit hole and chew on all the negative scenarios that could possibly unfold until I am sufficiently tied up in knots. At times I’ve had restless nights of sleep, obsessively returning thoughts paired with ravenous emotions that eat at me. Through my choices into this negativity I thwart my ability to see solutions, observe things objectively and have a Spiritual Perspective on life.