For many of us the spread of the coronavirus has meant videoconferencing instead of in-person meetings and events. The Center For Religion And Advanced Spiritual Studies is no exception, having held Its Sacred annual RETREAT via Zoom.
As an Initiate, I Know that everything is brought forward for my Growth and Upliftment, Zoom included.
And so it was, as I was being of Loving Service in preparation for this Blessed Event, that I was invited to a pre-Event Zoom training during which I was shown how to use “the raised hand” function, which results in a little yellow hand popping up near me on the video-conference screen. That way, My Teacher, Who Brings Forth this Sacred Event, is able to see who would like to say or share something.
During this training, the very Loving Initiate in charge of this training, asked if we were all OK with “the raised hand”. The response was a chorus of “yes’s”!!
I, however, was not OK with the hand function. I had tried it before this and couldn’t get that little yellow hand to leave the box where my face and upper body were on display on the screen. That hand just sat there. And even though, at that time, I had heard someone say that the hands just vanish on their own, I wasn’t comfortable.
Nonetheless, I chose not to speak up. I did not speak up because I didn’t want to be the only one who didn’t know how to raise my little yellow hand. So I sat silent. I went “outside” of mySelf with the negativity - the fear; the pride; what others have to say.
As an Initiate, however, I had a Knowing, a deep Knowing That was Present and It was that I needed to speak up about the hand. I also Knew that when Spirit tells me something it is often for far more than “me”; many times, it’s something that affects others as well as well as My BeLoved Teacher because what I run inside mySelf goes through My Teacher’s Consciousness! So I went with that Knowing, which I had during the training and requested a personal hand-training. But I did so later on after the training. Of course, that Knowing had stayed with me.
I had chosen away from speaking up while still in the Meeting because I had allowed fear of doing so to rule. All I needed was to do Self-Talk to direct my basic selves - the part of me that brings forward my karmic patterns - to speak up and to reassure them that we’re fine and OK and safe and to use the Four Rules of Self-Talk in doing so. I also needed to use the Two-Part Release Technique inside mySelf like this: “Lord, God, send me your Light! Lord, God for the Highest Good please take anything that separates me from the Spirit I am from me now!” and tell mySelf, “(my name) it’s OK to let it go!”
As I would Learn more deeply at RETREAT Itself, our job as Initiates is to be On Point, which means Practicing Eternal Vigilance moment-to-moment.
The Initiate Who was of Loving Service in giving me these Zoom trainings responded right away; and there we were, on the day of the Event, testing that little yellow hand, which, as it turned out, didn’t work. Not in the way My BeLoved Teacher needed it to. Not at all!
My Learning was this: Go with your Knowing! Speak up! And for me to improve, do Both right away!
That seemingly simple “tech thing” was there for my Growth and Upliftment - and for That of others as well!
For this Soul, the benefit was the far deeper Learning to speak up by using everything to Grow In Love for the Lord, God.
Zoom Meetings included.
About sixteen months ago I moved into a new apartment and, when I did, a friend of mine strongly recommended that I buy a particular vacuum cleaner. The friend also enthusiastically told me about a great “deal” this friend had gotten on it and that if I went online now, I could get the same one. The deal involved signing up for six “easy” monthly payments.
I quickly purchased the cleaner by way of the easy payments.
Then a few things happened. First, I fell behind in the payments. Second, I shared my own enthusiasm for the new machine – it was the “hot, new” cordless one – with a Fellow Initiate who had also been cleaner-shopping.
I was so excited about my newfound cordless vacuum that I urged my dear friend to stop by for a personal demonstration. My friend was Neutral and chose to simply ask questions about the machine and then to try it out. At first, I felt annoyed by all the questions because I was “caught” on taking it personally, as if she were making me wrong. And on my own “insistence” on being “right”.
Once I let go, however, I immediately began in a day or so to do in-depth machine-related research mySelf and boy! did I discover a lot. As someone with dust and other allergies, I found out that I needed to avoid an “open bag” machine like this one in favor of one with a “closed bag”. I also realized that if other than dust were to be vacuumed up, an open container could potentially keep it in place instead of ultimately in the garbage. I recalled, too, that I had asked the company from which I had purchased it to please confirm that the machine had a HEPA filter – a safeguard for those with allergies – and that no matter how many times I had asked, the person had said “HEPA-style”. I had been so “caught” on pleasing my enthusiastic friends or perhaps being liked that I chose away from looking into it further.
Then I recalled something else: when I had first used the machine, it had suddenly stopped working after 30 minutes or so and I was unable to finish vacuuming the apartment. I had eventually watched a YouTube video from which I learned that the machine has approximately 35 minutes or so of vacuuming time on its lowest speed and ten on “max”. Research also showed that the machine could be hard to use (“unwieldy”) and I recalled that when my dear friend had picked it up to do a round of vacuuming it had taken her for a ride across the room.
Then, finally, I chose to read up on the machine in Consumer Reports hoping for a comprehensive “rundown” only to find out that the publication had stopped reviewing it because it didn’t meet its standards for review.
Then I noticed a whole lot of them for sale on ebay; and that the company had set up a separate division to do nothing but resell the machines there.
At first, post-research, I was stunned. How could this be? And isn’t this the hot new machine of the moment? The one “everyone” has?
It was no accident that my dear friend had come over and asked those pertinent questions and done so Neutrally. She treated herSelf Lovingly and her family as well. And she chose to role-model Living in Integrity and Responsibility.
It came to me pretty quickly after this visit, from a place of Integrity, that I needed to purchase a new machine that was the best for my health and for those who visit me, which included Initiates who have sensitivities as well. I didn’t care about the money at all. I knew I was Supplied.
And so I did the “new machine” research I needed to do and bought the best possible one for my health and that of anyone who visits me. The store where I purchased it discounted it many times over and then insisted on delivering it to my home free of charge to make everything “easy” for me.
But what came next truly surprised me. The first time I vacuumed with the new machine, I noticed that the floors were shining as never before. Glowing. And they stayed aglow as if this were a permanent gift to me versus a thin film appearing in a day. Of course, I felt better, too, as if my lungs were able to spread their wings.
I Knew The Glow was the Glow of God. Once I had Lined up with mySelf, the outer cleaning mirrored the inner One. I Knew I was Worth it.
As the coronavirus spread around the world, the government of this nation instituted a program to help businesses pay their workforces during this time of “crisis.” Often referred to as PPP – short for Paycheck Protection Program – it provided loans via the Small Business Administration.
And what a boon this PPP was! Companies applied in droves! They got their money! And, as a business owner, I was urged to apply by the many excited entrepreneurs with whom I regularly associate.
When the program was first announced and the “urging” began, I chose away from applying because I do not have payroll (I work solo); I had already heard about all the time and energy it was taking to apply and I didn’t want to devote either as I didn’t want to take “time” away from the everyday doing of the work I do. I knew that the funding was a loan and I didn’t want a loan, knowing as I did that paying it back can be a “pain”.
Then the PPP was extended beyond its June 30th date well into July and the “urging” began again! My accountant said I “had to do it”; explained how much money I would get (a lot!) and by when (the end of the week!). As for avoiding loans, the “chorus” of experts told me, basically, no worries! It will be forgiven. Just do these few things as instructed.
None of which has anything to do with living Spiritually, Which is all there is.
So when this “round two” began and I heard the big number and “instant” delivery date, part of me felt really excited. Wow! Money! and by Friday, too!
I also Knew that something was “off”. I Knew that the excitement was what I referred to when I later spoke to My Teacher as “dancing basics.”
The part of me that brings forward my karmic patterns was dancing up a storm! And, if I chose to identify with them, I’d go “out there” and “get” the “free money”. I’ll call a potential lender for the PPP – a bank, in this case – and get more information! I’ll speak to my accountant again and again on just what I need to do to have the loan forgiven for sure. Just do this and this. Easy!
As an Initiate Of The Sound Current, though, I stop. I Know something is off. I get Present. I get help if I need it, which I did. I called My Teacher for Open Hour.
Listening to My Teacher was Listening to mySelf!
I Knew right way that I needed to stay in Integrity.
I Knew that I didn’t have payroll even though the PPP itself said it was OK for solo entrepreneurs to apply. I went with my Knowing.
I Knew that the portion of the lender/bank application that I had seen had asked that I certify that I had been seriously impacted by the coronavirus (words to that effect). I Knew this was not so. The SBA application asks for certification that the funds are needed “for the ongoing operations of Applicant.” Not so.
My Teacher also reminded me that I would pay tax on the money if the loan is “forgiven” - something I had also chosen away from in round one – and easily forgotten until Open Hour!
I Knew, too, that this was a loan and I don’t want more loans. I Knew, too, that even if dozens of people tell me it will be forgiven, I have no idea whether it will or it won’t; that what I was required to do to have it forgiven was not a clear action; it was a manipulation.
I chose into Integrity Inherently with the Help of The Master. I had been dancing with my basics instead of “Dancing In My Soulness” in the Soul Body with God - as stated in a Satsang by Our Teacher. Being Present is the Protection and so is stopping when I feel “off” and getting Help from Our Teacher.
The Focus is on Loving God.
I was smart enough to get the Sacred Help and the Protection I needed when I felt “off” instead of just going with it.
I Lovingly Suggest you do the same.
*A Note: “Dancing In Your Soulness” is the Title of Tools For Living Free #138! Please give this Gift to yourSelves!
My Teacher recently Instructed me to get clarification on personal relationships and situations - instead of creating stories about them inside mySelf. Following This Instruction has been life-changing.
Let me give you the example of “storifying” that I had shared with My Teacher after which My Teacher gave me this Powerful Instruction! I recently created a story inside mySelf that someone didn’t like me. After all, I had texted this person about important Events and none of the texts had been answered.
Thanks to My Teacher’s Instruction, I called the person; shared how I felt and found out that nothing of the sort was so. He liked me just fine; and, since then, all of my texts have been promptly answered. The texts had not been returned because he did not want to text back that he had chosen not to attend these Events. He now replies honestly.
Here’s another example! I had done some work for someone – in this case, helping this person apply for an award, which he ultimately didn’t win. I then created an inner story that he was angry at me because he didn’t win. After all, ever since the winners were announced, my voicemail messages hadn’t been returned.
As Instructed, I got clarification; and found out that no such thing was so. He had been traveling; didn’t care whether he won or not and wanted to continue to work together.
I’ve also Learned that being Neutral is crucial in clarification. After My Teacher’s Clarification Instruction in the first paragraph of this blog, I was better able to clarify situations involving potential clients.
In one such situation, I was asked to work on a project; I followed up as I had been instructed by that company but never heard back. This time, I simply called for clarification. I was fine either way - whether they preferred that I do the project or not. I also experienced that my choice into Neutrality freed them up. No need to “make nice” or “string me along”, as had happened before. The person I had called told me that they had chosen to handle the project in another way.
I’ve Learned something else, too – that sharing my feelings by coming from an “I place”, as I’ve also been Taught by My Teacher, is important when getting clarification.
A years-ago example has stayed with me. I had created a now-familiar story that someone was angry at me about some public relations work that I had done for them. At that time, My Teacher had Taught me “conflict resolution”.
In this case, I had already “storified” but I got in there “right away” after My Teacher’s “conflict resolution” Instruction. I called the person and shared from an I place: “I feel like you’re angry at me regarding [situation].”
Before the call, I had also called in the Light Of The Most High like this: “Lord, God, send me Your Light!”; I had put my preference into the Light Of The Most High for the Highest Good and, as Instructed re: conflict resolution, I was Present. I also Listened to the other person – without my usual interruptions. And I shared from a Place of Integrity as well.
I recall that the person admitted that, yes, she had been annoyed and, that after we had neutrally discussed the situation, this person told me that she was referring some business to me. That “some business” has turned out to be at least half of the client base I have worked with since then.
I’ve Learned as well that it takes courage to get clarification and that using the Two-Part Release Technique before and after clarification as often as necessary to let go of anything that separates me from the Spirit I am is important, too.
So, too, basic selves – the part of me that brings forward my karmic patterns - love the blah, blah of the inner story. And my choice to create karma so that I keep reincarnating. The patterns brought forward by my basics – fear of “being yelled at”, for example - have no power unless I choose to identify with them. Self-Talk to direct and redirect my Focus into the action at hand and into Spirit is crucial in clarification, as I’ve Learned.
I Know, too, that when I line up with My Teacher’s Instruction, I allow the Grace. That is, after all, What’s going on … the Lord, God is in the situation and is the situation. What had been “between” us – mySelf and the Souls in question – vanished once I Practiced the Instruction.
The deeper Learning is, of course, that there never was separation or “conflict” to begin with – other than the separation within me “between” me and the Spirit I am because of the karma/negativity I chose to create and for which I am Responsible.
We’re One Spirit!
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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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