I’ve been reading Tools For Living Free #44 titled “Excuses, Excuses – Let’s Be Done With Them!” on a regular basis. The Title has stayed with me; I’ve recommended the Tool and the Talk from Which these excerpts are taken to numerous Fellow Initiates.
So, it’s likely no accident that, as I started to write this blog, what came to me was “choices, choice – Let’s Be Done With Them!” [ed’s note: These words “coming to me” and my reporting/writing that here does not mean that they are for use as a title for this blog.]
It came to me because we are given so many choices with a lowercase “c” – want a new couch? There are thousands if not millions to choose from! A notebook? Oh, OK, there are big ones; itsy bitsy ones you can’t possibly take notes in; one-inch spines, two-inch spines, two-and-a-half inch spines …; all kinds of lines on the page or no lines, if that’s your preference.
Our BeLoved Teacher gave a Satsang in which Our Teacher spoke of shopping for a bike. A beautiful, simple bike; likely high-quality; gets the job done getting from here to there locally when My Teacher is outside the city. This stayed with me because I recognized the experience – Our Teacher wants a simple, well-made bike – and then guess what? There are choices, choice, choices … this tire, that tire, that, this, this that.
What I’ve discovered having spent hours and hours on Amazon.com as Covid-19 spread around the world is that boy! was I allowing mySelf to be a basic – unconsciously scrolling through a choice-a-rama: couches and news stories from outlet after outlet after outlet and lists of “specials” (read: discounts, deals) of all kinds that gave me nothing at all deal-wise other than a chance to live habitually. Boy! did I waste “time” and money, too!
Then I gave up. I stopped shopping as a habitual action. And stopped doing things mentally because I knew that the mind loves to be busy – yes, this handlebar, that handlebar, that arm rest, no arm rest, velvet that fades, that doesn’t, then all the articles about whether it really does or not – I keep coming around and coming around. Literally what happens when I allow and create karma.
As an Initiate Of The Sound Current On The Path Of Soul Transcendence, I’ve discovered that I Know better than that. As Our Teacher says in the Tool For Living Free #44 on Excuses, “I’ve been working with people for a long time and the common denominator of all these people who come to me - and when they get in trouble it is for one reason and one reason only – they didn’t listen to themSelves. They didn’t listen to the Spirit inside of them. And they overran it with their ego. They overran it with their ego.”
So that’s what I have allowed, up until now – hours on my iPhone checking out whatever it is I was choosing – with a lowercase “c” - to check out unconsciously and boy! is the world going give me lots to check out, a real choice-a-rama. As My Teacher Teaches, the mind loves to create problems so it can then go and solve them. Boy! is finding that bike or that couch “difficult”!
Yep! What a problem that floor lamp I needed upstairs was! Big problem! Looked at “zillions” online, lying on the couch at night.
I Knew I wasn’t living as an Initiate. When I do That – live as an Initiate - however “mundane” the outer situation, I put each situation in to the Light Of The Most High (I did, eventually, with the lamp); asked the Lord, God for the Highest Good for what I prefer and listened to mySelf. I discovered over and over again that with Spirit, what seems like it takes three years when I choose - lowercase “c” - into the mind/ego takes about three minutes with Spirit. Easy.
I’ve discovered that when I allow the “choiceness” of the mind to rule, nothing is “easy”. There is always a mountain to climb – and, I’ve discovered, too, that once the mountain gets higher and higher, I then start to procrastinate because who wants to climb that “high” – with a lowercase “h”?
When I allow that unconscious Amazon.com “search thing” to kick in, I’ve literally “gone to sleep”. I’ve abdicated my Responsibility to Be Present.
So that floor lamp just “showed up” by Magic – yes, by Way of the Magic Show That is Grace – and, as I’ve discovered living in Grace, it showed up when I wasn’t “looking for it” – it was just there one day. And, yes, as Spirit led me, the store I happened to walk into took nearly $100 off the price.
This isn’t to say, of course, that one can’t Be Present and shop online and look at plenty of choices. However, with God comes Simple Solutions, I’ve found. The “price” I’ve paid, up until now, is the price of refusing to give up control. The serious cost(s) of allowing and creating karma.
No choices, choices, choices. Only One choice – God.
And let it go at That. All we need for sure.
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For a long time now, I’ve wanted to write a blogpost titled “Is Karma ‘Contagious’?” because I know it is.
I witness examples every day. All day every day.
Often, it’s “cultural karma” – My Teacher has referred to this – and unless we’re Centered in Spirit, we can easily be busy choosing into it and spreading the contagion around.
Take, for instance, something I see often: many women I know aren’t interested in what the world calls “a career” or in “building a career” – they want to stay home with their children or do something else altogether – but they buy into it [the negativity/karma] because that’s the status, the karma that’s floating around in the world in which we live.
There’s no such thing as a female Soul or a male Soul, as The Teachings Teach us. These many women I know are at choice and the Only Real Choice is to Know ourSelves as Spirit, as Soul, which is Who and What we are. That’s our Purpose here on this plant, as My Teacher Teaches.
I can pretty much always tell when someone is not true to him- or herSelf because that person’s voice changes as if they are out of tune with themSelves, out of alignment.
At this time of the coronavirus, there’s plenty of negativity/karma being put out by the media; and lots of people are buying into it, choosing into it and spreading it around, creating even more karma.
That’s how we end up in wars, as I’ve Learned from My Teacher. We create and persist in negativity – the hatred, hostility, violence, really - inside ourSelves and it manifests outwardly. As My Teacher Teaches, there is a magnetic quality to it and it is “catching” whether “inner” or “outer”; the basic selves - the part of us brings forward our karmic patterns - loves to belong. They love contagion.
If we’re not fully conscious through Initiation Into The Sound Current, it’s a lot easier to choose into following along.
As My Teacher has Taught, negativity is “violence” and that violence affects all Souls, including the One who created it. My Teacher has given the example of a friend’s mother who was angry at her sister and created cancer; and of negativity created in one country that creates hurricanes in another.
When we create negatively the “action” takes place in the Inner Worlds; the violence we’ve created goes into the cosmic mirror and is reflected back to us and we take it as real, making it ever-so easy to spread it around and for others to “pick it up”. We choose into the karma, cultural and otherwise. [ed.’s note: As Our Teacher has stated karma on whatever scale is a reflection of individuals’ karma]
When we’ve allowed this choice into karma, we’ve been “had” by our basic selves, as My Teacher has Taught me many times – unless we take Initiation and do our Spiritual Work exactly as Taught by Our Teacher, Which includes constantly educating our basic selves to “go down a new track(s)” by using the Four Rules of Self-Talk as Taught by Our Teacher in the Everyday Evolution I Class.
Nevertheless, Initiate or non-Initiate, we are always at choice. We are That Important. The Lord, God has created a Perfect System where we have Free Will, Which means we are Responsible for our creations. This also makes us All-Powerful. As My Teacher Teaches we are the First Manifestation of the Lord, God, Which is the HU in HUman. We have dominion over all things, as My Teacher Teaches as well. In this Magnificent System, we are Loving Partners with the Lord, God in the Oneness of Spirit. We are Protected and Loved; the Choice into That is ours.
My Teacher has also Taught me what stress is and it is apropos of this blogpost: stress is negativity/karma that is outside of me that I choose to take “inside.” That’s the contagion and I can choose into it – or I can be mySelf: at Peace and in Joy as the Spirit I am.
My Teacher has Taught me something else that is crucial: that the negativity that we choose into and persist in is as toxic as any “virus”. My Teacher Instructed us on this in a revolutionary Talk titled “DIS-EASE: Creation? Creative? Conclusion? - A Participatory Satsang”.
Here’s What My Teacher said, using the coronavirus as an example:
“You can’t get within six feet of somebody because you may give them the virus or they may catch the virus but what about the negativity you run: the anger, the hurt, the pain, the resentment? That’s not catchable? … that’s not toxic? So another thing that needs to come out of this is the realization that negativity is just as toxic as any physical virus. …”
As My Teacher said to me in an Open Hour, the semiweekly times each week when My Teacher is available for Spiritual Counseling: “Stay in the Loving.”
I wish this for all of you. And for this magnificent planet that has been so Lovingly brought forward by the Lord, God as the One Place where, through Initiation Into The Sound Current, we have the Opportunity to Know ourSelves as Soul, as Spirit and to Love ourSelves and all Souls.
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Not long ago I was speaking with a Fellow Initiate about a Service Project that we had worked on together and this person told me that this Project had taken her “millions of hours” to do.
My response was “This didn’t take you millions of hours.”
I also Knew that in the seven months or so since the Project had been completed that this person had mentioned to me several times that the Project had taken this person “millions of hours”.
As an expert, up until now, in “look how much I’m doing!” Service-wise and in running a separation between Service or God’s Life and “my life” I now ask the question, what’s going on here? And I answer the question based on what I Know to be True.
First, I Know that I’m Responsible for my creations and that when I create doing a whole lot or more than anyone else or “no time”, guess what? That’s what I get! I Know that the Project did not take “millions of hours” because for a good portion of It we either worked together or we were in regular touch. I don’t know exactly how many hours it took, however, because I did not keep count. As an Initiate, I Know that I am Responsible for creations away from Spirit that I choose to persist in. I have no idea what is going to happen but a Soul that I care about very much could end up with “millions of hours” of something to do for her Learning.
What came up for me next is that I Know that in those midnight hour(s) when the two of us worked on this BeLoved Project we were having a blast! A blast! My Teacher helped me a lot during the Project Itself and the months after It in both Open Hour and private Sessions to stay with The Truth as I, too, often allowed mySelf to wander off into lie-lie-land, which was that I was “overwhelmed” when, in fact, I was having a blast.
I also Know that as we worked on this Service Project together boy! were we fast! Only after My Teacher commented to me “how fast it went!” after one such “meeting” did I realize that my Service “partner” and I had taken either an hour or an hour-and-a-half to do what might have taken ten times that “in the world”. (I happen to work in the same general “field” that this Project was in, thus the “ten times” reference.) For me, It was a Spiritual zoomerama!
I also Knew from my own inner and outer experiences doing Loving Service that My Teacher Brings Forward Projects that help to Bring Out talents/Gifts/skills that I have! The same was Brought Forward for this person is my observation, which was that she is a brilliant designer and if she were to Allow It and Receive It, she would be met by very lucrative Projects “in the world” that would take her next to no time.
Both I and my Service “buddy”, whom I Love dearly, need to Be Present! As My Teacher Teaches, time and space is the “crucifixion”. The Focus is the Resurrection!
Basic selves love this “time and space” stuff – how busy I/we are. As we’ve been well-Taught by Our Teacher, the mind loves to be busy so that it can create “problems” that we then have to go and solve. “Millions of hours” could be one such “problem” to “solve”. Do Self-Talk; reassure yourSelf that you’re OK (important, as My Teacher Taught me, when I am “overwhelmed”); give yourSelf encouragement/appreciate yourSelf for the Service you do; give yourSelf updates! Put everything in to the Light Of The Most High for the Highest Good, including conversations with others. Just because a person wants to identify with time doesn’t mean you need to follow suit. Use it to Lift!
And then there’s attitude! “Attitude Equals Outcome”, as My Teacher writes and Teaches in The Money Workbook. Up until now, as noted, I’ve run separation between Service/“God’s Life” and “my life” until I chose not long ago to change my attitude towards a Service Project that I was Blessed to be given as a Gift from My Teacher. I shifted inside mySelf from “how much time it was taking” to all the Growth and Upliftment I am getting!
I Chose to tell mySelf the Truth!
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In the Tools For Living Free titled “The Remedy To Fear”, Which is comprised of excerpts from the Talk “Are You Fearing And Tearing Or Caring And Sharing?” Given by My Teacher, Dr. Lane, Dr. Lane gives an example that has stayed with me over the years.
That example is of a person who graduated from college and had some student debt. As My Teacher explained in the Tool, “the amount most people would kill for – that it was very little compared to what so many kids graduate from college with.” In the example, the person goes on to tell herself that “one day I’m going to use this great education I got” and, in the meantime, rather than work as the attorney she so very much wants to be, she works as a paralegal creating more and more lack and limitation.
As My Teacher says in this Tool, “Boy! How long do you have to sit in your (stuff) before you’ll move? And she was sitting in her fear. And the thing that I couldn’t understand is, okay, all she did is want to be an attorney. … OK, so she gets some more debt. And then through the course of her life she makes enough money to pay it back X amount of times. What’s the trouble? What’s the problem? So, on a rational, sane level it didn’t make any sense; particularly, as her debt was relatively low to start with.”
This Talk of Spiritual Instruction came to me because, up until recently, I had “run” “stuff” about some debt I had, particularly the balance on one particular credit card. Then, one day I was on the phone with the credit card company asking them to lower the interest rate on the card. They had recently lowered it but for me it needed to be yet lower so I was calling again.
As I explained the situation to the appropriate person at the credit card company, he said, “well, your balance is so tiny, do you know that the difference between the rate you would like to have and the one that’s available now is only around $10/month?” Tiny??? The balance is tiny???? I knew this was a reality check so I then asked, “What do you mean my balance is ‘tiny’?” to which he replied that all day long he speaks with people with far, far bigger balances and the amounts they pay each month really has an impact on them. In my case, he said, it really makes almost no difference at all.
He then came up with a monthly payment that will work for me and also pay off the balance easily and effortlessly. “What’s the problem?” as My Teacher stated. There was no problem.
Similarly, I allowed mySelf to get upset the other day – run my “stuff” - because I had been calling a particular government agency that is responsible for handling some things for me; and every time I had called they had given me the wrong information. For months. This time, I got upset. I was near tears.
Then I did what I am recommending to all of you – I did a reality check but it wasn’t so much “conscious” as it was what I always do: call in twice a week for the twice-weekly Open Hours That My Teacher makes available That is this Precious Gift for personal Spiritual Counseling. So in this Open Hour My Teacher told me that My Teacher has also dealt with this particular agency and this is how it is, or just their way of doing things. Nothing personal. Let that attachment go! Reality check! No Problem.
My Teacher also in another Open Hour gave me another quick reality check that worked wonders, too. I had been equally upset – creating karma - because I had had some dental pain and had just been told I needed root canal. Root canal???? Oh no!! In Open Hour, My Teacher told me that root canal isn’t nearly as “bad” as it’s made out to be. Not at all. So I dropped the fear; got Present. It really was “no problem”. And no pain. Moreover, that was years ago but I had another root canal recently and thanks to this Open Hour and the “reality check” that My Teacher so Lovingly made available, I was actually looking forward to it; during the procedure, I was singing along inside mySelf to the music playing on the sound system during the procedure.
So that credit card “debt” was no problem. The government agency is doing nothing to me; I’m now simply going to my local office to handle what needs to be handled. And I actually enjoyed my time of root canal. No problem.
All thanks to the reality checks that Open Hours provide for me.
Call in! Check out what you are running! Is it so?? And get the Guidance you need along with the reality check, which for me is always let the negativity go! You are then able to be Present/Focus inside yourSelf!
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Six years ago, I decided to give mySelf the one material thing I had Co-Created several times with the Lord, God in doing The Money Workbook by Our Spiritual Teacher, Dr. Lane: living in a luxury building. To me that meant a building with a concierge and an indoor swimming pool.
The Gift of the exact new home I had Co-Created was brought forward in the Spring of 2013.
I Knew right away that the chlorine in the pool was toxic; that being In Integrity meant that I needed to go with that Knowing, which I did by choosing away from using this pool. That Surrender wasn’t always easy; there was a part of me – the basic selves – that wanted me to just jump in there anyway. Who cares? Haven’t I jumped in a chlorinated pool countless times before this? And didn’t I just spend all this money to have a pool in my building? But I stayed with my Knowing. Not going in the toxic pool.
It was a Choice and one that I made consciously. And one that I had to revisit over and over and over again. For instance, I was invited by a close friend to swim with her at a nearby pool. I asked her if it was chlorinated and on hearing “yes” I passed on the invitation. When my friend said more than once that she “swims in this pool so what’s the problem?”, a part of me wanted to just jump in and go for a swim, too. I chose to stay with what I Knew.
I also didn’t read a whole lot of stuff about “chlorine”. I went with my Knowing. I now understand from My Teacher that I assumed that the above pool had the same levels of chlorine as the pool in my building. With this understanding my Knowing – Which has to do with me – is the same. Not to go in the toxic pool.
‘Lo and behold, six years later, shortly before I wrote this blog, I found out that the seven-months-long construction project that has been going on in the pool area of my building involves putting in a salt water pool, which is exactly what I need to swim more healthfully in my building’s pool! Hooray!
I Knew the moment that I found this out that had I chosen to “run my stuff”, had I chosen to jump into the toxic pool no matter my Knowing, most likely the salt water pool, this Gift from the Lord, God, would never have come to be as it did. I would have gotten my karmic creation, my creation away from Knowing/Integrity/My Truth. And who knows? I might even have gotten sick, which I’ve now learned can include having one’s skin peel off.
I waited. I Surrendered every time the “temptation” came up. I just went with that Knowing. No matter what anyone else said, which they did from time to time: “Oh, come on, there’s nothing wrong with chlorine. I’ve gone in pools with chlorine many times”.
I thank the Lord, God for this Gift. And mySelf for staying with my Knowing.
For further Study, please listen to the Satsang entitled, “‘Exactly’: What’s The Point?” Given by Our Teacher. In this Satsang, Dr. Lane talks about “being On Point.” “Be On Point in as mundane a thing as brushing your teeth. Why isn’t flossing or brushing your teeth Spiritual? [Being On Point is] staying in your Integrity, keeping your agreements with yourSelf regardless of what it is.”
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As the coronavirus has spread around the world, I’ve made an important discovery. I’ve discovered that when I help others – not to “get” anything, etc. – by allowing mySelf to be Moved there as a Natural Process, I feel great; I feel healthy; sometimes I feel excited, too. I feel Loved and Cared for.
Early on in this “situation”, for example, I was moved to call my clients to see how they were doing. Not the usual focus on selling something or getting something done. I was in a reason-free zone: there was no “reason” for the calls; I have no “memory” of them; each just is. I can’t “go down a ‘memory track’”, as My Teacher has Taught, when I live as Spirit. There are no “past reference points”; and reasons are of the mind, which can’t “access” Spirit. As My Teacher Teaches, the mind loves to create “problems” that it can then go and solve. As Spirit, I’m in a problem-free zone.
Here’s more of what I’ve Learned by Allowing mySelf to be Moved into helping others:
1. A dear friend of mine often tells me what to do; and, up until now, I’ve allowed mySelf to be plenty annoyed by it. As My Teacher has explained to me, basic selves - the part of us that brings forward our karma - can’t stand to be told what to do. This Glorious Movement into helping others has meant that I do the same thing my dear friend does – all the time! I didn’t let the scowls of two people I know stop me from telling them to stand back from me social-distancing-wise. And guess what? The next day when I saw the same two people they were wearing masks and gloves and they kept their physical distance, which they had not before that.
2. To help others “nags” at me; it’s a “voice” I hear and that I’m listening to more often now. For instance, My Teacher is Giving His Students - Initiates Of The Sound Current On The Path Of Soul Transcendence - the Great Gift of Meditations Of The Light Of The Most High via teleconference while the New York Home Center is temporarily closed during this “situation”. Before getting everyone on the line today – I am Blessed to Host these Sacred Meditations - I heard inwardly to call two Initiates and share the Power of This Gift.
For a split-second before making those two calls, some fear came up. I did the Two-Part Release by calling in the Light Of The Most High: “Lord, God, send me Your Light! Lord, God, for the Highest Good take this fear from me!” I told mySelf, “it’s OK to let it go!” Then I called.
3. When I give to mySelf it’s easier for others to do the same. And the giving is giving to ourSelves. One of those I called got right on the line. I was Touched; nearly moved to tears; It’s all Love, I Knew.
4. It’s important to be Consciously Positive always. I make very quick inner shifts – super-fast – into the Positive, including when I’m talking. I’m very conscious of this. “The world doesn’t need any more negativity. That’s for sure!” My Teacher says.
5. As My Teacher has Taught many times, my job is to be Empathetic – not sympathetic. Earlier this month, my family had an unveiling for an aunt who died a year ago. Because of the current “situation”, the unveiling was held via Zoom, the video conferencing service. I noticed that when an adult family member who is visibly incapacitated physically came on the screen, participants covered up their own discomfort by speaking to him in baby talk as if he were two-years old. Empathy, according to The Teachings, as Dr. Lane has Taught me, is the Knowing that everyone is Spirit. God’s in everyone and that they’re given what they can handle and are perfectly capable of handling whatever comes their way; and it’s karmically correct. There is no victimhood. It is not a judgment, “oh my gosh, isn’t this awful”, which is sympathy.
I also Knew inwardly that the Lord, God/My Teacher had Blessed my family with His Grace. These many Souls - and this particular member and his brother, who hosted this event, in particular were Graced. I stayed in the Integrity of That Knowing and the Knowing that there was nothing for me to do but hold steady inside mySelf, which I did. Up until now, I might have projected my own anxiety “out there” by babbling: blah, blah, blah.
I sent these two family members in particular the Light Of The Most High; and, later on - as My Teacher Teaches - I held It for them “whether they know it or not.” Holding the Light means being Empathetic, Which is Knowing that everything is karmically correct and that Souls are only given what They can handle. Holding the Light feels like a solidification in my heart. This is Doing Something Important. It is helping others. And It is part of practicing Empathy, as I have Learned from My Teacher. Sending the Light Of The Most High is a Very Powerful Action/Gift to Souls.
I Knew in this “family situation” that I am Spirit and not the “role” I play in the world; that Spirit is My Identity; and that I belonged to the Family of Initiates. I stayed in that Knowing, too.
6. I am sharing the above as a “cure”. The Cure is the Sound Current, Which is, in Essence, Who I am. It is Allowing mySelf to be Moved as/by Spirit. As Dr. Lane states in the Title of One of Our Teacher’s Talks, “Give – Then Give Some More.” (MP3 A53) Giving, as I’ve Learned more deeply, is the Nature of Spirit. It’s a Natural Process. I Know that It has a lot to do with my Knowing I’m Safe and Protected, too. It – Giving as the Nature of Who I am - “obliterates” everything else/the negativity.
I highly recommend It as the way of being.
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Because the New York Home Center is now closed because of the
coronavirus “situation”, the many Sacred Meditations Of The Light Of The Most
High That are normally offered in-person are now offered via teleconference,
thanks to the Generosity and the Love and the Devotion of Our Teacher, Dr. Lane.
As the host of these Meditations, I’ve been given much Learning and
Upliftment. One example has to do with occasional “interference” on the
conference call line during three Meditations.
The Teachings Teach us – including in the most recent May 2020 Satsang
Given by Our Teacher - that God is the situation. And that every situation –
“interference” on the line included – is brought forward for our Learning and our
Growth. These are Sacred Opportunities.
So I knew when I first heard “interference” during a Meditation that it was
an Opportunity to Lift, to Return and Return and Return to the Upper Part Of The Third Eye. I also Knew What to do from having read Tools For Living Free #1
titled “Using The Tool Of Choice” many times. The Tool – as excerpted from the
Talk Given by Our Teacher titled “Choosing Your Creations Wisely” - says:
“Let me give you an example! About twenty minutes ago, I was sitting in
Meditation. I happened to shift my body, and smacked right into this mic
(rophone). Now that hurt. And I think it’s pretty funny, but it also hurt. And I had a choice. I had a choice to sit with being annoyed, being in the anger and wondering, ‘how come I wasn’t more aware of my surroundings?’ ‘This setup is new but I should have been more aware of it’ and to go on and on or I could have chosen to go back into Meditation. And that’s what I chose. I chose to drop back in the Spirit that I am. … There was choice, there was an Opportunity to Lift, there was an Opportunity to Grow.”
I was aware of This Teaching and of the specific Instruction Given to keep
Returning. Yes, at times I went outside of mySelf, I heard the “interference” but I
kept Returning and I saw it as a Gift.
After the first such Meditation, as Our Teacher was saying good-bye to the
many Initiates Who gave This to themSelves, someone interrupted Our Teacher to complain about the “interference”, about the “noise”.
I experienced This as an interruption of the Lord, God Himself – Our
Teacher is the Lord, God in Manifestation – and that a Forcefield had been broken, that the Focus on Lifting was What was needed. I Knew that My Teacher’s Focus was with God and that the “good-byes” were God, were What had been brought forward in the Present.
This mis-focus was the “static”, really, the “interference”.
I Knew this. The proper way to have handled this was to email or call after
the Meditation was over.
This “noise” continued; static again and again; interference again and again.
For two more Meditations that followed.
I Knew something else important: that My Beloved Teacher weeks ago had
Lovingly reminded me to follow the Instructions that had gone out to Initiates at
the time of the Home Center’s closing over a month ago - to please download the
conference call app and to be sure to call in using Wi-Fi.
At the moment of that reminder, I Knew that The Teacher goes ahead of
me/us; that this was a Spiritual Instruction for my Protection and Growth and
Upliftment and Learning – to follow the Instruction – to just do it!
And I did and I did it well: I made an appointment with a Fellow Initiate and
did as many tech tests as were needed to understand how to call in using Wi-Fi. As
the host, that was key. And my Fellow Initiate was of Loving Service in that regard
As the “interference” continued, My Teacher very Kindly and Lovingly and
Generously repeated that we may wish to call in using Wi-Fi. I Knew that the Gift
of this Learning had a lot to do with my/our Learning to follow Instructions exactly
as Taught by Our Teacher, that what we bring to seemingly simple “outer
situations” is what we bring to our Walking of the Path. Nothing is a “small thing”.
So I observed as Initiates chose away from this Beautiful Gift of an
Instruction, and from the Gift of The Teacher Present at this Meditation to Give
this Instruction directly. “No, I’ll do it my way. I’ll dial in.”
I also Knew that, as some Initiates called me and suggested using another
conference call service, that Wi-Fi as expressed by Our Teacher in an Instruction
was the “next step”. I could feel the Forcefield – the Blessing – of it.
I Learned that The Teacher brings forward Protection from the interference –
The Teacher is the Protection from the interference - unless we choose away from
It. I also Learned that some of us heard no “noise” and others heard it. I Knew that
the “noise” that I heard during the first three Meditations was an out-picturing of
what, up until now, I have allowed inside mySelf – the thoughts, the feelings, the
“interference”. I also Knew that every choice we make affects All as we are One
By the fourth Meditation, Our Teacher’s Instruction was followed by every
Initiate on the call - Each called in using Wi-Fi. The interference stopped; the static
stopped. The interference and the static, I knew, were of our own choosing. We are
What a Gift to all of us!
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Living in an Everyday World Where The Coronavirus Is Spreading –
A Spiritual Approach
Dr. Lane’s most recent Satsang – the March 2020 Talk (MP3 A271 on cosmostree.org) – was rare in that It was “A Rare Question-And-Answer Satsang” by Title. While the questions were excellent one about the coronavirus, now spreading around the world, stands out. In a nutshell, the questioner asked how much are we protected and how much is personal responsibility?
And while the question referred to Initiates Of The Sound Current, of Which I am One, my preference is to share my experience over the last couple of days based on this Talk as these Instructions I believe are relevant to all Souls.
Dr. Lane stated, “It’s Our Responsibility to do whatever we need to do … Take basic precautions in terms of how you wash your hands … or exposing yourSelf, that sort of stuff. …”
“And also, it’s very important since you do have access to the Light Of The Most High to put it into the Light and ask for a Clearing and Pray in a sincere way. … But also take Responsibility for this thing called mankind by putting it in the Light! … and asking that it be handled differently. Prayer is extremely, extremely strong. … Make sure you’re working it empathetically, which means … there’s God in this Being, this Being can handle it. …”
If you have not yet chosen to take Initiation Into The Sound Current, you can nevertheless work with the Light Of The Most High as follows: Call in the Light Of The Most High by saying “Lord, God, send me Your Light!” Say inside yourSelf: “For the Highest Good, Lord, God, [fill in your preference(s)].” It is extremely powerful.
“So if you practice those things on both a micro - and a macro - level that will be enormously helpful. … It’s never the thing itself, it’s always how we respond to it. …”
This is how I’ve responded to this situation since the Talk:
I’ve gone with my Knowing: For example, yesterday I was in a large grocery store and the shelves were nearly empty; so many people had come in and stocked up. There was a part of me that wanted to “go out there” and get all worked up about the situation, etc. Instead I just stayed with My Knowing that there was plenty of food; that I’m Supplied; and I chose to simply look at the food that was indeed available and perhaps try some new things!
And that’s what happened. I noticed that the few items left often happened to be among the most expensive so I just went for it; and I just asked the Lord, God for the Highest Good to replace now whatever money I did spend.
As I was purchasing some lovely looking salmon the man behind the counter started to tell me in an “urgent” manner how I needed to go the store before it opened at 7 am because by 7 the lines would be around the block! I just stayed with purchasing this lovely salmon dressed with ginger and orange. There was food then; there will be food the next time.
The man next to me said he didn’t know how to handle the shopping – go with food he didn’t want or take a chance on showing up and maybe there would be and maybe not. I said quietly that I had chosen to shop. With that he pointed out that the hake – the other fish left – was delicious made with his favorite recipe, which he shared. I purchased the hake.
It actually felt rather Luxurious, like a real treat to mySelf to buy “real food” instead of the usual “stuff” I pick up “on the fly” most days. I felt deepening Gratitude to the Lord, God for this Abundant Supply; for the Opportunity; and for the fact that, even though I was in a grocery store that had been “packed” with people all day (more than one employee told me that), when I was there, other than a handful of others, I had the place to mySelf. Since “tying up my camel” has meant maintaining “social distancing” - something much harder if not “impossible” in a store that is “packed” – I Knew this “extra space” around me was a Blessing. I also Knew from Dr. Lane that what has erroneously been called “social distancing” is actually “physical distancing”.
Many times in the last day or two, I put the situation with the coronavirus into the Light Of The Most High for the Highest Good. I’ve called in the Light Of The Most High like this: “Lord, God send me Your Light!” And I’ve sent the Light ahead of me to Transmute, Lift and Clear any karma, including - if appropriate - the coronavirus from me and from all Souls for the Highest Good. I’ve sent Healings and Blessings to all those involved with the virus situation in any way. I’ve asked the Lord, God to send me the Healing Light Of The Most High and to please take anything that is not of health. I also put my preference into the Light Of the Most High for the Highest Good that a cure is found now and that everyone around the world work together easily and effortlessly now to help all Souls affected.
Staying in Integrity was important to me, too. For instance, when I was leaving to canvass the neighborhood near the Home Center, I stayed in my Integrity, which was to avoid stopping at the local copy shop to have them copy the flyers I put out because, as a precaution, I didn’t want anyone there to handle them. Yes, stuff came up – did I have time right then to do it another way?? If I print them at home before I leave will they look OK on the white paper I have instead of the usual gorgeous gold? Oh! will doing this run my printer cartridge out so I have to buy a new one right away? That “stuff” didn’t even last a second because I just stayed firmly in Integrity and printed the flyers from home. ‘Lo and behold they were absolutely gorgeous! I had no idea my old printer would automatically print them in color, in a brilliant shade of gold that surpassed the usual ones color-wise!
In the Talk, Dr. Lane spoke to us about our basic selves, the part of us that brings forward our karmic patterns. Basics “go out there”; they love to belong and boy! do they love to “pile on” re: getting all upset, etc. That “stuff” is “basic self stuff!”, as Dr. Lane has often said.
Dr. Lane shared this: “You can see this contagion of … tremendous fear, which is basic self stuff. So you want to, inwardly, be aware of that so that you’re not getting caught on that. It’s easy to feel that magnetic quality and you just go with it.”
I did update my basics as to what was going on in general and asked them to support me in being Present so we’re calm and in Peace and Joy.
As I write this, I am also doing the Two-Part Release Technique – calling in the Light Of The Most High and asking the Lord, God to take any fear from me! I tell mySelf, “(my name) it’s OK to let it go!”
As an Initiate Of The Sound Current have direct access to the Lord, God and the Knowing is direct Knowing. If you have not yet requested the Gift of Initiation Into The Sound Current, you can still ask the Lord, God to take anything that separates you from the Spirit you are!” And tell yourSelf, “(your name) it’s OK to let it go!”
I do encourage you to request Initiation Into The Sound Current because That’s the Way to come to Know ourSelves as Spirit, as Soul and That’s Our Purpose here. This virus is just another Gift for us to use to Lift. As Initiates we Know That. And if we’re smart, we use it!
We also Know, as Dr. Lane explained, that Souls who are infected are simply going through their karma as all of us are and it is here for our Learning. And, yes, as My Teacher said, they can handle it as I can handle mine. My Teacher has so brilliantly explained regarding this virus that one of the “reasons” it is here is for us to Learn to work together, to co-operate.
Today, I picked up the phone to see how someone was doing who had been planning to travel abroad amid what has been a ban on travel from some overseas spots back to the U.S. Up until now, I would likely have “thought” about it but not really “taken the time” to call nor been sincerely caring, which I was.
I was really struck by how much the man in the food store cared about my understanding how to make the hake; and that it was a healthful fish because is wild caught. I don’t cook and he made sure I did understand by repeating it four or five times. It all felt like it was part of what is coming forward with this Opportunity.
And boy! is Caring and direct Knowing easy as is working with the Light Of The Most High! And yes, all of The Teachings as brought forward by Dr. Lane are crucial protections for me. I am being Responsible – responding to the Spirit I am - as Dr. Lane has beautifully explained.
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Can’t get over the hump, cross that first bridge you are staring down, let go of the end of the rope you’ve tethered yourself to for staying in the shallows? Many of us wonder when our dull lives become the lives we envisioned ourselves leading. We make resolutions - empty promises - gripe about the blockades in our way and feel somehow disempowered and disenfranchised from the life, the excitement, the fulfillment and the peace that we really want. How do we move from stuck to living a vibrant life that beats true to the drum of our innermost heart?
Advertising companies will have us think that their specific brand of paper towels will add shimmer and shine to not just the countertops but to our hearts; the latest electric car will make us eternally happy or that perfect hotel nestled in the tropics will satiate our heart’s desire for a lifetime. We know that these outer items won’t. Yet they are still attractive and the dream of fulfilling ourselves with such a simple act such as purchasing the right perfume lingers. We taste test and try on the many avenues of the pursuit of pleasure and yet we return to square one inside ourselves, still thirsty and looking for more. So we know that isn’t it. And that it isn’t lasting either. Yet, what else is there?
Well, I know for certain that the map to the life that we truly want is inside of us. As is the journey to what we truly want. And the very basis of the life that we truly want lies inside of us as well. Meaning, it is all within me? Is this some abstract fairy tale that requires me to go to multiple yoga classes; lighting Nag Champa incense in my living room; and getting a hunger high off of kale quinoa salads? Nope! Well, then it must be code for adjusting the “life that I really want” from one filled with adventures like sky diving and seeing the brave, beautiful world to being happy for a grey winter stroll in the local city park, reading grocery store paperback books and learning to appreciate the smell of my own farts. Nope again!
I’m going to give it to your straight. There is a Way – a real Way – to have exactly the life that you want for the Highest Good. And this way doesn’t require just blind, hopeless, hot pursuit after the things on your bucket list and facing the myriad of walls you discover along the way and then learning kung fu to knock them down. It is far superior to that! This Way involves going within yourSelf and knowing directly the Soul that is you.
As you know yourSelf as Soul, as Spirit, you, will, as a byproduct, shed the layers of karma and attachment and negativity. You will become free and clear and bright. You will feel amazingly joyful and, when you place your Focus on the Soul, you receive, as a byproduct, even more of the things of the world. They will just be attracted to you. As you Allow the Power of Who you really are to come forth within, the outer world rises up to meet you, as though it has been waiting for you to arrive all this time. And here’s the fascinating, freeing crux: you won’t have to do one single thing about the roadblocks that have stood in the way of your attainting the holy grail. You will one day just notice that you’ve been moved to where you want to be. By Focusing on the Soul that you are, all else is gently, gracefully removed from you and you move easily in any “direction” because you discover that you are no longer bound and gagged by the inhibiting errors in your own consciousness that kept you in the illusion that you are powerless. Read that twice!
Incredibly profound stuff and I don’t say this willy-nilly. Nor is it done just any old way. There is a specific Path and Way to do this and I have Learned everything from my Beloved Mediation Teacher, Dr. Roger B. Lane. The only way to have the inner experience of sustained, deep Joy that we are all looking for is through Initiation into the Sound Current. Dr. Lane brings forth a Special Dispensation of This called The Path of Soul Transcendence. To become a Student of Dr. Lane’s request and receive Initiation into The Sound Current and follow the Path exactly as laid out by following Its Guidelines. Also, taking Classes, reading Tools, using every experience in your life to be Neutral, kind, Joyful, in Gratitude and Loving are all part of Walking This Path.
Begin by attending Meditations at the Home Center of the Center for Religion and Advanced Spiritual Studies in New York City or at the Regional Centers around the country and Mexico! Attend in person or via teleconference a Satsang – Spiritual Teaching – given by Dr. Lane. There are a number of Teachings with Which to be involved that Dr. Lane brings forth and they all are Gifts we give to ourSelves.
Dr. Lane also Teaches us how to Co-Create with the Lord, God, Which is essentially inviting God to give you exactly what you want in your life for the Highest Good and I can tell you, from direct experiences, it really works! Because the Truth is, yes these physical things of the world are lovely, they are ours to have in spades and enjoy fully. The irony of the extraordinary ride that Dr. Lane leads His Students on is that the more we commit and devote ourSelves to the things of the Spirit and utilize the Tools that Dr. Lane offers us the more we can have the things in the world that we prefer to have in our lives. From the mundane to the extraordinary, everything on the planet is here for us to have and enjoy.
We place our Focus with the Soul within by employing the Tools Dr. Lane offers and, as we grow in Joy and Love through these choices we also receive more and more of the things of the world. We do not do it for that reason because the process of Focusing on the Soul is one of detachment, letting go and neutrality; yet, the Joy of This Path is that in that Freedom we can enjoy the things of the world even more. As Christ, Jesus said, “Seek ye first the kingdom of Heaven and all else shall be added unto you!”
All these successive choices are ours to make and, surprisingly, Co-Creating what we want has less to do with a massive, effort-laden, stir-up of all aspects of our day-to-day life and everything to do with simply dropping down inside ourSelves and letting the rhythm of Who we truly are – the Soul - take sovereignty and crack the mirror of illusion. In this elegant Focusing on the Soul we are we Allow the Spiritual Master to ever-so-gently take the reins of our speeding chariot and lead us on the direct Path of the Spiritual Heart.
The Route is inherent in us and by Initiation into the Sound Current we open our inherent Gifts. Dr. Lane Teaches that Walking The Path of Soul Transcendence is gentle and effortless. Floating downstream in the course of our life filled with Grace, the tangible experience of God’s Love is our natural state and everything we could ever dream of is placed at our feet.
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Forgiveness is a Powerful and Grace-filled key. It is always on my keychain and fits perfectly into every lock that karma presents, Allowing the unraveling of all forms of negativity without a trace. Forgiveness, I’ve heard my Beloved Teacher say, allows karma to be cleared. This simple Process is one of the superheros of the Tools that my Teacher brings forth. Forgiveness stands at attention, cape waving in the wind, a golden “F” beaming on its chest and is ever-ready to be plugged in, employed and allowed into our lives as the great vaccum cleaner It is. Employing Forgiveness allows the fat of reincarnational patterns to be burned off and allows That Which we truly are, Which is Love, to live as us. Forgiveness polishes the Love and allows us to be Attuned to this quality of the Soul within.
Forgiveness allows karma to be cleared. Poof! Gone. One simple step leaves us with no record, no trace and no further experience of the negativity we surrender unless we volitionally choose back into it. Karma, as we know, is anything that separates us from the Spirit that we are. That means it is anything other than Love. Anything that separates me from the True me. You from the True you. I Forgive because every thought, feeling, deed, action other than on the Lord, God is karma. I Fogive because it feels better. I Forgive to return mySelf to my Power. I Forgive because I Love mySelf.
Forgiveness is Love’s Expression and when we go off road with This It returns us to Love. This Tool of Forgiveness always stands out to me. A vacuum cleaner of karma. That’s amazing! It is a restart button. And such a simple Process. Pivotal in It are having a Loving heart and letting go of the karma during the second part of the Process. Here is how it is done: Call in The Light Of The Most High by saying, “Lord, God send me Your Light!” Then say, “I forgive mySelf for the judgments I’ve placed against ______.” Insert the name of someone, the name of a situation.” The second part is you tell youSelf, “It’s okay to let it go.” As we are all One, repeat this Process, inserting your name and telling yourSelf, “It’s okay to let it go!” Then let it go: truly surrender it! That’s it! Do this as often as needed!
When we choose Forgiveness we are choosing ourSelves. We are Choosing the Love that we are and we are Choosing to Live as The Teacher does – ever Present and ever-Attuning. Forgiveness is Loving. It is allowing the judgments that crystalize a situation to be Lifted. Forgiveness is Kindness to Our Teacher’s Consciousness. Forgiveness is also a compassionate and loving act to one’s Self. It restores Oneness. It is gentle and whole. The Choice of Forgiveness is Surrender Itself.
For instance, when I Forgive my ex-husband for the barbed wire email that he sent me, I am choosing to let go. Also, when I forgive mySelf for judging his email as being laced in “barbed wire” I am surrendering my attachment to him. The irony is that when I judge, I bind myself to the situation or person. I Choose Freedom. I Allow mySelf to be Free from the pattern and to that which keeps me from Lifting – anything that keeps me from being Free. Freedom is my natural state. Everything is balanced by Forgiveness - the letting go - and I am reborn each moment. Forgiveness frees me of past reference points, experiences and negativity. Being reborn simply means that I’m not bound to things outside of me. For instance, regarding my ex-husband, because I Forgive, Accept and Love mySelf I am able to make a myriad of choices. Creative ideas and solutions come in and something that may have been an extremely challenging situation in the past becomes a place where I am playful and free and can quite easily laugh.
It is like a lubricant to pistons and things just flow. Forgiveness creates a fresh start and as, Founder and Director, Dr. Roger B. Lane, says Forgiveness gives us, “The freedom to move beyond the bounds of negativity, of the hurt, of the fear.”
I have been marvelously surprised. I’ve discovered that I have a wonderful relationship with my ex now. I am appreciative that he is a stellar father to our son and a solid, forthright man for the day-to-day, week-to-week business we run of raising a beautiful, Light-Being of a child in our two separate, happy homes. I used to be so entrapped with the hurt that I couldn’t see the trees through the forest, let alone enjoy the steps down the lovely and gracious Path through the trees. Forgiveness has given me that. Forgivness has allowed me to be in deep and genuine gratitude for something that used to be a point of pain. This extrapolates out into every area. That’s because every area and every situation is an outpicturing of my Inner Life.
Forgiveness has offered me a deep, flowing and rich, active dance of self-Love that lives as me each and every moment. This is the righteous and bodacious gift I give mySelf When I do self-Forgiveness I receive Freedom and Love. I, in fact, hear my Tones Chanting for me when I empty mySelf to Forgiveness. It is a Forcefield of the Lord, God in the world and when I “catch” It, I am taking a magical mystery tour. Forgiveness if a choice point and a springboard. It is Self Love embodied in a Tool.
Funnily enough, with all these miraculous benefits, Forgiveness is incredibly easy to do. And it is available to every one. Clearing the soot that surrounds the Soul and Allowing the Love that always is to be polished and uncovered. Forgiveness is indeed a Process of being born anew.
My Beloved Teacher is a model for this. He knows me, Forgives me, Loves me unconditionally. He Knows I am inherently Worthy. And I, as His student, am Learning and living all of This now. My Teacher is a model to me, not only of how to Live the Teachings, but showing me how to take care of mySelf and Love mySelf. And how to gently, sweetly Forgive mySelf into being each moment anew.
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