When I first met Dr. Lane, My Teacher, I recall saying something about my age, which was 46. And I’ll always remember My Teacher’s response: “There’s no such thing as aging!”
I Know inwardly that this is so because I Know we’re Spirit. As My Teacher has Taught me, anything other than focusing into Spirit/identifying mySelf as That is false identification. That includes identifying with the body, with the physical.
As Dr. Lane has also Taught me, we’re all wearing the same thing: a body and that that body goes into the ground. The Spirit I am is Eternal. That’s Who I am; That’s Who we are. And we’re here to come to Know ourSelves as That. That’s It, folks!
I chose to write this blog after an experience I recently had. I was getting my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a local pharmacy. After I received the shot, I was told to sit outside the room in a waiting area for 15 minutes to make sure all was OK before I could leave.
As I walked towards this waiting area, the people there started waving at me. At first I kind of wondered what are they waving for? Then I realized that they were just “welcoming” me into this small group of people who had gathered post- and pre-shot.
Kind of like a little vaccine club.
So we chatted about the shot and one person suggested that I may want to wave my arms around to prevent the stiffness that can result from it. Then she raised her arms way up and started swinging them around, almost like an arm-driven wave dance. And she just kept swinging them and waving them from side to side to show me what she believed was best for me.
I raised my arms and swung them, too.
Then, later on, I realized something. That this small “get together” – and a similar one that had taken place after my first shot – was the first time other than in nursing homes that I had actually seen and been in the company of older people like this, chatting, smiling, advising each other, too. It was happening because the shot was being given at that time only to people over 65, mySelf included.
Boy! was it fun.
That woman waving her arms - I knew outwardly that she was what we call in this world “old”. But the experience I had inwardly was age-free. It was one of fun, of being with a Soul. Yes, I knew outwardly she was likely in her 90s and, perhaps, beyond that; and her arms were a mass of wrinkles and they were super-thin. It was as if that information registered someplace off in the distance and had no real effect on me.
I Know we’re One Spirit. I know that the physical is an Opportunity to Lift and to Grow – the so-called “aging process” included. It’s part of God’s Plan, too. As My Teacher also Teaches, it’s no accident that one person is born this way and another that way. It’s all Love to help us move into that Oneness, Where we all in Reality live. And Where there is no such thing as aging.
I believe that it was no mistake that they kept waving at me. And waving at me.
On some level, I believe, they knew we were somehow in this life together as One. That this was a judgment-free zone. As an Initiate Of The Sound Current, I know that when I am Present/living as the Spirit I am, “others” pick up on It somehow. .
It’s no accident, of course, that My Teacher Teaches that the best thing we Initiates can do for anyone is to be ourSelf.
This reminds me of something else: for eleven years I was given the Honor and the Blessing of being of Loving Service by hosting the Magnificent Meditation For Health And Well-Being that is brought forward by Dr. Lane at nursing homes.
It was in doing that that I fell in love with “old people”. Yes, we are One Spirit; and, as the Spirit I am, I recognize their wisdom; their vast experience; and, as I’ve shared with other people at these homes who also love “old people” what I believe is their ability to let go. So much had been given to them situation-wise – death of a loved one, often many times over; family stuff including children in jail or addicted to drugs; illness, you name it – that they had decided at some point(s) to start to let go and to let go some more.
That was, I realize now, the foundation for the wisdom.
And yes, the only person I’ve ever trusted outside of Dr. Lane, My Teacher, was the aunt of someone I was dating at the time. I trusted her with anything I had to say, no matter how “private.” She was wise; she had common sense.
And, yes, outwardly, she was 96 and bed-bound. And, she just kept going even though she was losing her ability to move at all. Wow! She was to me amazing.
At first she expressed dismay at “living this long” then she moved into acceptance of her situation.
As a Soul I Know from My Teacher that like all Souls (with very rare exceptions) she was here on this planet to get her Learning. Yes, she will return for future embodiments until the Soul that was in the body that was this magnificent person chooses to use an embodiment for Its Purpose, Which is to come to Know ourSelves as Spirit, as Soul, Which is Who and What we are, period.
This Opportunity to come to Know ourSelves is a rare and Precious One and It is here on this planet now through the Priceless Gift of Initiation Into The Sound Current. As My Teacher, the Sound Current Master Bringing Forth this Gift, Teaches, you never know when this Opportunity will come again!