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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