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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