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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