It is almost embarrassing to fall in love as I approach 40 years of age. We’re grown ups and yet these days our eyes see color more vividly; words from each other’s lips have a deep meaning and impact in our swelling hearts; we lounge with greater gratitude for the moments in repose together and relish in every breath that the other takes. Turns out it was more than a summer romance and being in love can indeed make the most modest of beds feel palatial by virtue of being nestled in each other’s arms. Falling in love makes ordinary sighs, kisses and nuzzles feel like brushes with heaven’s own Aphrodite.
We’ve both experienced many streams of life already. It almost feels like we should have tapped out a few historic relationships ago and just made peace with the leftovers; that which remained after the winnings were collected and the dealers went home. I’ve thought this deep well of kindness, delight and easy rapport with a man wasn’t in the cards for me. A beautiful home, sure. And being a mother, absolutely. Awesome trips and hot dates bachelors, why not? But real love for a man with whom I am enamoured and who cherishes me? I had my doubts. In the absence of this dream having not yet coming true, my no plan plan was to simply get on with my robust life and be a muse to myself, amusing myself along the way. Pretty good deal.
Yet the poppy seed-sized wish for romantic love and sweet partnership embedded in the smooth tissue of my heart began to florish. Slowly, steadily and quite unnoticed, the roots took delicate shape around my body’s biggest involuntary muscle and without an announcement the flowers opened their delicate petals to reveal the bull’s-eye center of a wish granted. And there he was – bringing a smile to my face and a large laugh to my happy belly, hugging my little body close, protecting us with all he thinks and does and all he asks for is me to enjoy the delightful ride. So here we are, as adults, back at square one of child-like wonderment, sophomoric silliness in-love-drunkenness. You can grasp why I say this sweet nectar of adoring love between us is ever so slightly embarrassing.
The interesting piece of this equation is the very je ne sais quoi of why it works. And why now? Why the lover’s puzzle pieces snap their way into interlocking, perfect union this time around, though we’ve both had a hearty spin of Cupid’s wheel in our previous romantic incarnations. I rested in this question and keep circling back to the only answer of worth.
Something about this love is familiar. I’ve tasted it before. And the yearning for that sweetness has lead the charted course of my life to exactly this moment, this late night, this revelation and this sweet note. There is more to this story than just the two of us devoted sweethearts in it. There is the One.
The One is the pulse of all Love on the planet. When we are Aligned with the Soul within us that Love flows. That’s precisely what I’ve done by taking Initiation into the Sound Current On The Path Of Soul Transcendence. This is the nectar of love I bask in when with my beloved - the deep, fresh, mountain sweet, untouched Love that fuels me wholly and comes from the Soul within me - that I bask in all the time. It is the Love of living at the Soul Level and the joy of being in that place inside myself while playing with my boyfriend that becomes much move than emotional love and devotion. It is my living as the Truth of what I am - Soul - and enjoying one of life’s great gifts, romantic love, while diving and surfing in the waves of the Soul’s rhythm within me.
Even just a hint of that manifesting as a micro in our tender relationship is enough to fuel rocket ships and satiate million man marches. I have the Love from God’s Heart flowing through my Consciousness and, when I am with my boyfriend, I have this Joy in my heart, in my laughter and in my kind communication with him. It is the Oneness of God.
The One is the ceaseless Love that is Spirit alive in the world, inside each of us. Oneness is comprised simply of God’s Love.
My falling in immaculate love with my dearly sweetheart, in this chapter in my life, while studying with the magnificent Meditation Teacher, Dr. Roger B. Lane, is a direct correlation to being a Student of this Love. I wouldn’t have had access to the effusive, every-giving, profound, flowing, glowing Love inside of myself had I not tapped into the ancient Sound Current that Dr. Lane Teaches me about through direct experiences. The Sound Current is comprised of Love. Living Love. That is what flows through my veins, is my veins, is my cells and the building blocks of atoms and even the space between atoms.
The Love is ancient and It is all that there really is, when you burn off the fat of karma and reincarnational patterns. It is most certainly older than my heaven-sent boyfriend and my age combined! Yet our love affair is very deeply steeped in this Love because I, as a Student of Dr. Lane’s, am constantly Attuning and re-Attuning to this high Frequency and filling my cup with this Love through the Mediation Of The Light Of The Most High that Dr. Lane Teaches. This flow is within me and from this place I’m involved in a deeply loving relationship; unattached and unabashed to be mySelf. I am Free to fully be Free.
I walk through the world just like everyone else and enjoy the same pleasures only more so because I’m free inside myself to be in the fullness of what is. At each-and-every moment. It is similar to being on vacation yet in my hometown. At home inside myself and with deep, ever-replenishing gratitude, endless Love and no need to even fuss with international exchange rates.
This way of living is free. Regardless of my age, stage or stats because all that matters is the ever-increasing Frequencies of Love inside myself. That’s the real joy – living in the vast, constantly-sourced tide of unfettered adoration within me. From that place I move in the world and I relate to my endearing beau, enjoying our magical mystery tour thoroughly. I relish in the strong current and tender warmth of manna from heaven that lives alive and bright inside of me, as me.
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In Tools For Living Free #39, entitled “Spiritual Economics”, Which is comprised of excerpts from Talks given by Our Teacher and from The Money Workbook written by Our Teacher, there is part of a paragraph that comes to me inwardly over and over again.
This part reads thus: “And I watch so many people do their funny little stuff with money. ‘There’s not enough; let me hold on. Let me see if I have enough for lunch. If I have enough for dinner.’ Oh, and they’re tight and they’re tight. And they’re contracted. And at the same time they expect God to help them out. But if they’re contracted how can He? You haven’t made yourSelf big enough for the Spirit you are. … So Giving has a lot to do with being big enough to Allow the Spirit inside of you to be because that’s pretty big …”
I was recently buying some sushi and thanks to the Gift of this Tool, I was aware that I was contracted. Up until that time, I realized, I had purchased this same sushi package nearly every Saturday afternoon while I am canvassing the neighborhood near the Home Center as a Loving Service and whenever I did so a part of me tightened up and held on; and I allowed that part – the basic selves – to be in control and I bought the least expensive sushi I could find in the case. For years, I’d look in the case until I found a package that was $8.45 instead of the one that I preferred, which was $12.45. And I’d pick up each package, then put it down, then do the same thing again until I finally took the $8.45 one; and so went this “effort” of sushi shopping from a tight place instead of giving mySelf the spontaneous fun of giving mySelf the more healthful, creatively displayed package that I prefer.
The spontaneity and fun is all part of en-Joying the life the Lord, God has Given me! (Versus creating lack and limitation, which is karma; and for which I am responsible.)
Only, thanks to this Tool, which I’ve read numerous times over the last few months, I Knew this time what “tight” meant when I felt it. I had an instant biofeedback mechanism for poverty consciousness/lack/limitation: my chest felt compressed as if ten pounds of iron were weighing down the skin above my heart.
Before this, I was unconscious in that I chose to identify with my basics; and to go with a fear of “not enough”. This time I had been taking the Everyday Evolution I Class Taught by My Teacher; and, as a result, I was very much aware of my basics and I had distance on them. I Knew the Wealth was within; and that I am Spirit.
Knowing that I am Supplied by Spirit; and that Spiritual Economics is giving to mySelf based upon My Knowing that God and I are One and, thus, in Reality I am boundless. The Giving is Giving mySelf God by being Present, Which is placing my consciousness at God, Which is Abundance Consciousness.
I simply chose to purchase exactly what I preferred to purchase. I consciously did the same thing with another food purchase in this “time period”. I had gone with the habitual pattern of being “tight” with mySelf, using a habitual outer reference point of the “virtue” of saving money. Instead of holding back, I purchased exactly what I preferred to purchase – from “soup to nuts”, every item. I supported mySelf both times by doing Self-Talk: “basics, come present! I need your cooperation and energy to spend [amount of purchase] on food now. Thank you for supporting me in this and continuing to support me in being generous with mySelf no matter what. I love you.”
I’ve done the above regularly since that first time. Most of the time I put the situation into the Light Of The Most High for the Highest Good. “For the Highest Good” is the protection so if the action had been “reckless” perhaps I would have been “stopped” from doing it. But I Knew I was Supplied. It was an Inner Knowing. The more I went with This, practiced This, the more whatever was needed just came in “naturally”. It’s a process of Knowing how Powerful I am; and that it’s God’s money; and that I’m Okay; and Loved by God/Spirit/The Teacher, Which is Loving mySelf.
As needed, I did the Two-Part Release Technique to let go of fear that had come up. Sometimes, I need to ask the Lord, God to give me the direct experience of receiving the money that I do have. I also knew that this was an opportunity to let go of the fear of “not enough”, of this as a pattern.
I also told my basics that I need their cooperation and energy to support me in having enough money and being 100% Supplied by the Lord, God. I also put the situation into the Light of The Most High for the Highest Good and asked the Lord, God for the Highest Good to replace what I had spent now. Nearly every time, it’s already been replaced. When it has not is when I chose away from working with the Light Of The Most High/with the Spirit I am or, because putting my preference into the Light For the Highest Good is the protection, if it’s not replaced that’s for the Highest Good, too. And I may not have any idea what’s going on anyway.
I also from time to time ask my basics to support me in being in Gratitude. Now I am adding, “for the Gift of Initiation Into The Sound Current On The Path Of Soul Transcendence and the magnificent bounty given to me moment-to-moment.”
When I decide to give mySelf an item often the less it costs. There’s no effort. I had been putting off buying a couch for my new apartment (I was running “not enough”) – when I stopped; Co-Created with the Lord, God for the Highest Good having the couch of my dreams now. I went online, put my preference into the Google search box; and in minutes there it was online: the “perfect” couch. It has since been delivered; and I adore it. Moreover, throughout the ordering/delivery process, the company kept taking more and more money off the price. More and more. $65 then another $65.
Boy! Are we Powerful. The Wealth is inside. The key is Giving – inwardly by being Present and outwardly as byproduct, too. That’s the Key.
Even on the “mundane” level of money.
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I vividly remember the exact afternoon I heard the first notes of reggae music. I was perched on the cliffs with childhood girlfriends overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean. When the music came on I was beyond taken with it. It went straight to my mainline and my heartbeat permanently shifted to that of a crisp roots rhythm guitar. I was awash in the sweet sound. As the honorable Robert Nesta Marley said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
Reggae has a pure, positive vibe to it. It matches me perfectly. It was me living a sun-soaked, bikini-laden, sandy feet, beachside youth in Southern California. It was my college nights in dreary, dreamy London-town, with the strong Jamaican influx of roots and ragga music banging from beneath the cobblestone street basement clubs. Reggae was always more than a sing-a-long at a summer time concert or a fat dub bass line mixed with keyboard and brass horns for me; it was a happy reminder of life being joyful, easy and fun.
A lot of the pure reggae vibes, barring some dark horses like Peter Tosh and a handful of fiery young bloods, are steeped in positivity and have that signature Caribbean, Polynesian, South American as well as New Zealand and Australian heritages of, “No worries. Easy now. No problemo. Shaka bra. I’ve got nothing but love for me bredren and sistren.” The lyrics are inclusive. All accepting. All loving. All’s good. Mix in a little sass of, “Cock up yuh bumper, sit down pon it,” and you’ve got an anthem brewing.
This is the aspect that always kept me returning. Positivity plus the coined, “No worries.” I took that notion to heart. Yet, I also had my feet very firmly planted on the ground and wondered to myself, “With all due respect for the forefathers of this rad music revolution, do they actually think there are no worries in life?” Really, no worries? Zero. How do they do that?
Even though I was young and my life was peachy keen even I recognized that life seemed to hold an ongoing series of problems and troubles. “How can you truly have no worries?” I wondered. I concluded that these raggamuffins must be high on herbal sacrament to such a large degree that their exclusive daily responsibility was just to collect tropical fruits and spearfish for dinner. They in fact were so very worry-free that they casually rocked bellbottom jeans when it was 96 degrees in the shade. I’m generalizing, of course, but the “no worries” essence always kept me curious. It can’t be that simple as just saying it even in sweet harmonization, I thought.
I kept on skanking. Kept on growing. Kept on living. Kept on keeping on. Problems came and problems went. Money came, money went; money came again. Lovers came, went and came again. Life was very good to me, much to give thanks for, and yet the low hum level of worry ran beneath the soundtrack of my life. This was despite the fact that I was a generally very positive and blessed person. Having worries given how lovely my landscape was seemed strange to me even though it is very much the accepted norm for most people. Now I know from my beloved Meditation Teacher, Dr. Roger B. Lane, “That what passes for normal in this world is actually crazy.”
I never thought to look within. Yet that is exactly what Dr. Lane has Taught me to do. Through the Meditation Dr. Lane Taught me at the time of Initiation into the Sound Current, which is profound process by which the Soul within me was sparked Awake by the Spiritual Master, I have learned directly and experientially that I am more than my body, my thoughts, my feelings, situations, or anything else. I am Soul. I have learned to walk through life knowing That and allowing that profound Power to flow and glow in each-and-every moment.
Living as Soul is so pure. Spirit just handles things for me. I feel as though I’m floating and my day-to-day life is so easy and grace-filled, like a concierge service is taking care of every detail. This most certainly didn’t just “happen” overnight for me. I have studied with Dr. Lane for years and am devotedly committed to keeping my inner environment clear and bright with the Love that I truly am. There is deep Devotion on my part and continual re-Commitment. Each moment. Each-and-every moment. There really, truly are no worries here. It is all Love and Love is all there is. It is ultimate Oneness, more so than any reggae ballad has ever conceived.
To clarify that it’s not that I have no worries because everything is perfect for me in life. Rather, through the process of Walking The Path of Soul Transcendence that my Teacher brings forth I’ve learned how to keep my Consciousness at Soul and Its Expression. Kindness, gratitude, joy, forgiveness, generosity, responsibility, commitment, humor and much more. When I focus on Soul I’m allowing the Flow of God’s Love to operate in my life. I’m allowing mySelf to be carried, as it were, through the physical world. Like a surfer, I paddle in by placing my Consciousness at Soul and drop into the Soul Body, allow myself to be carried and ride that magnificent wave.
This is available to everyone. The most incredible, powerful thing in the world is within you. It is the Same as That Which is in me. The Soul. The Soul is Oneness. I & I, as the reggae vibes would hint at. In reality we are all the Oneness. We just don’t know it. Until we do. When living at Soul Level Consciousness the skank is for real. It is the Oscillation of the Soul – Which is pure Love - in Divine Joy and Harmony. We are so blessed that we get to know This while we’re in the body, not after “death,” which is an illusion anyway, but right this moment as I listen to my favorite jams and enjoy a beautiful Wednesday afternoon. That’s the immediacy of Spirit. I’ve learned so much through the process of studying with Dr. Lane and through the Divine Experiences I’ve had while Meditating with The Light Of The Most High. The Soul in me is comprised of the same “material,” as it were, as That in Dr. Lane. It is similar to if you were to learn a new language you would seek out a classroom and educator to guide you. Dr. Lane is deeply Committed to his Students and serving Them and welcomes all Students into the Meditation Studio, asking only that we Love God, Which is Loving ourSelves.
This is the ultimate egalitarian, equal rights, justice scenario. Dr. Lane Teaches that we are all deeply Loved. Infinitely. Beyond understanding. Regardless of what we do. Out beyond the field of wrong-doing and right-doing as Rumi would say. We are implicitly perfect just as we are. Not on the physical level with our quirks nor on the emotional or mental with hot surges and circular thoughts. It’s the Soul within us. The part of us that is Perfect no matter what the outer circumstance is. It is the essence of Who we really are. Even if we don’t know it. Similar to how gravity operates regardless whether or not we acknowledge it, believe in it or can calculate it. It just is.
The good news is that you don’t have to understand anything to Receive. Start Meditating now by attending a Meditation at your local Center. Work with the Teacher, Dr. Lane by requesting Initiation into the Sound Current On The Path Of Soul Transcendence. Do it all with a Loving heart and curiosity. You won’t have to take anyone’s word for anything. It’s all within. You’ll have direct experiences yourSelf. The system is that magical. Spirit customizes life for you to have the exact Learnings you need to Lift and Grow and know yourSelf as Soul. Cruise through the world with your focus on the Soul you are by Meditating and working with the Teacher and you will find that you are more powerful than you could have ever dreamed.
The sidekick; the byproduct of this awesome cocktail is that life becomes so easy, so joyful, so laughable that it is the best thing going. I can’t begin to describe how happy I am. How good the music sounds from this altitude! How everything just seems to happen for me and is better than I could have ever imagined! I smile. I am living the ride of my life. Irie I? You bet. No worries? Nah brah, not a single one. Immeasurable Love and natural mystic beyond words. Yes iyah.
The fire is blazing for you, too. Take the gift if you’re reading this! Run with it and run allowing the Spirit you are to run the show. And rock steady to the sweet Sound of your Soul!
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If I were to describe the one thing that takes up my time and energy when I could be putting it to much better use it’s when I am in “my little room” doing my little thing as if no one else is there. Just my little thing as if no one else matters.
The result of being “in my little room” is that I create a disturbance; I certainly disturb the person or persons involved with whatever it is that is being done; and my choice disturbs all of us because we’re One Spirit. It can be as simple as my choosing away from returning an email or phone call in clarity and in a timely manner or my sending written work to someone when I haven‘t taken the time to proofread it because I had something else I’d rather be doing. The “excuse” I give most often is that I was doing my “job”, my “job” in the little room sense of the word.
So, I’m sitting there late at night “cleaning it up.”
I know the little-room-ness of things from both sides of the fence – as disturber and disturbee. Here’s an example. In a recent Satsang My Teacher referred to someone focused on their “own little role”. That was me. Before the Talk began, I set up three devices to record the Talk; then after we had Meditated for two or three minutes, I asked My Teacher whether it was OK to start recording; then I repeated it again and I repeated it again even though My Teacher had said something but I didn’t hear it because I was focused on recording and when to begin doing that. Then My Teacher had to stop because of the interference I had caused.
At the beginning of the Talk, instead of being Present, I was focused on my own little “job”. By doing that, I chose into karma, which takes me out of the Forcefield – the Growth and Upliftment/the Grace brought Forward by My Teacher, Who now has to stop and work a lot harder to do That.
More important, my choice into karma broke the Forcefield. Through the Grace of My Teacher the Forcefield was reconstituted and the Satsang continued. If My Teacher had chosen otherwise, I would have been responsible for the Growth and Upliftment that the Souls present would otherwise have received from the Satsang.
I was in my little room – focused on, OK, now I turn on the recorder. I was focused on my “job”, as if the Service I am Honored to do, were a “job” in the world. I left out the “big picture”, Which is My Teacher/God/all Souls. As long as I pushed that button on the recorder, who cares, really, what was needed, etc. That’s the attitude with it.
Here’s What My Teacher said in this regard during the Satsang:
“Now, if you paid close attention … at the beginning - that to me was very indicative that so many of us are focused on our own little role, not aware of a bigger sense going on. Not aware of the Spirit That we are, not aware, as was said so beautifully earlier, that God lives in us as us. So God lives in me as me. That It’s God and we need to have that sense - not just the sense of your little, small job egotistically - but how it fits in in the bigger picture and that you are the bigger picture and we all do our part to bring forth the movement of Spirit and the Spiritual Progression and the Spiritual Energy Patterns That are here and That come to the planet. …”
My deeper understanding is that I need to just Be and to Trust and to be quiet and to Allow the next step – rather than running my ego in everyone’s face – “my little job”, “my little job”, “my little job.” I’m with The Teacher inwardly, by Being in the Soul Body with Him.
I also Know that we are One Spirit; and that my choice to break the Forcefield, Which is an Extension of the Lord, God Himself into this world, disturbs all Souls. As My Teacher has Taught, a butterfly flapping its wings in one place – or my choice into karma - can cause a hurricane someplace else.
Earlier today, I asked someone to please send an email to someone with information about attending an Event that was taking place later today. The email was sent – and I thanked this person for their Service - only it left out key information that the person needed in order to attend.
I Received this action energetically as a “little room” action, a “my job in the world” experience. As a karmic/disturbing action. It took my time and my energy. I also cared that this person did, in fact, attend this Event; and to me, This Attendance was the Priority: that this Soul attend the Meditation Of The Light Of The Most High that evening, that this Soul Receive That Blessing/Tap into the Light.
When I asked that clear instructions be sent, the person responded that this person “was at work” and would do so soon. I have since Learned that I needed to say that this needed to be done immediately.
I was “at work”, too, on that Satsang conference call, outside mySelf doing the “job”. Blind to the Sacredness of The Service, to the Priority, habitually going with the priority with a small “p”, with the one(s) the basic selves - the part of us that brings forward our karmic patterns - want us to follow.
One more example: I recently had a videoconference-call scheduled and the person was 30 minutes late. I waited. Same thing, basically – she was doing her “job” in the world, which, as it turned out, was “something came up with my kids that I had to take care of.” The focus was on “my little job” instead of on What My Teacher Teaches, Which is Individual Responsibility With And In A Group Focus.
Anytime I’m doing “my job” in the world and that’s my focus, I’m in karma and creating more and that disturbance is violence towards others. As My Teacher has Taught me many times, what I do affects others, The Teacher in particular.
The Solution is the Priority – the Job is Being Centered/Present; the Business I’m in is the Business of Loving God, as My Teacher Teaches. Being in Alignment with the Priority – Lining Up with That.
And doing Self-talk so that I am in Loving Cooperation inside mySelf.
Anything else is karma for which I’m Responsible.
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Up until now, I have not gotten everything done that I needed and preferred to get done.
Up until now, I’ve allowed mySelf to do anything but by choosing to be “on the fence” by engaging with my basic selves – the part of me that brings forward my karmic patterns – instead of staying Present and doing Self-Talk to educate them to go down the track I prefer.
From this place of false identification everything is “confusing”, defined by My Teacher as the fusion of Spirit and matter. For instance, instead of consciously choosing to jot down what needs to be done in a schedule the night before, which I Know is key to keeping track of what needs to be done and directing my basic selves - the part of me that brings forward my karmic patterns - to go down this track, to go with my Knowing, as I’ve been Taught by Dr. Lane, My Spiritual Teacher, I’m allowing the “dumb part”, the habitual part, to rule.
I don’t want to do the work, including lining up with what needs to be done by doing the Self-Talk (see below) and by being Present. I want to be comfortable, which goes against The Teaching that we are not here to made comfortable, as the Christ, Jesus has said.
I’m in the “confusion”. I forget to schedule or I think about doing it. Of course, once jotted down, I need to allow the Flow to follow it day-to-day.
Then I had a special session with My Teacher that is called Lane Consulting. At its end, My Teacher supported me in putting up a big reminder sign that reads “Get Things Done”, which I did.
Then I listened to the Podcast for March 2022 Titled “Eternal Vigilance: Are You Practicing What You Know Or Are You ‘Knowing’ That It’s Practice?” (MP3 A109). It is comprised of a Talk given by My Teacher That is also available by going to cosmostree.org.
What stood out to me in listening to this Important Talk was My Responsibility as an Initiate to be clear; the numerous wonderful examples that My Teacher gave of using everything to Lift; for instance, being asked to pass the salt, feeling annoyance and simply releasing the negativity, choosing to come from a Loving Heart and passing it.
So simple. So easy. And so Profound!
So, today, a tax-related situation came up. So did fear. 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 please take anything that separates me from the Spirit I am!" I told mySelf "it's OK to let it go!"
I also Called in the Light Of The Most High and asked the Lord, God for my preference: that all is fine and okay with my tax payments, etc.
I did Self-Talk to direct my basics into the action and to direct them to support me in being Neutral and coming from a Loving Heart. I did this by saying “basics, come present!” Then: “I need your cooperation and energy to support me in calling the tax department now. And to be Neutral and Coming from a Loving Heart while doing it.”
As an Initiate, I also Know that this situation is an Opportunity to strengthen mySelf as the Spirit I am. I Know that My Teacher/the Lord, God has used taxes, including calls to state and federal departments as needed, to help me Lift and Grow for around 20 years now.
So, up until now, when I call this particular state-wide department there is what I consider to be a long wait before someone comes on the line and I’ve allowed mySelf – much of the time – to run a “should”. “They ‘should’ pick up now!’ I Know from My Teacher not to “should” on mySelf. I stayed in a Loving Heart. Did the Two-Part Release as often as needed. And, then, naturally, easily, I just used the time on hold to get some more things done, including much-needed organizing. Easy. Simple. Done.
Then I Committed to just doing stuff. And using everything that comes to me to Lift and Grow. To come from a Loving Heart. To Grow in Love for the Lord, God – the Purpose of the life I’ve been Blessed with.
And to put whatever it is I’ve chosen to do in the Light Of The Most High for the Highest Good. And to Let go, Let God.
As for that “fence” - instead of “thinking” about what I’m going to do; for instance, about all that organizing I need to do among other things, this time I just made a choice and moved on it.
And I did the organizing fast. 1-2-3. Fast because I’m choosing now to listen to mySelf and I prefer to do things fast. Very fast and well.
And to jot down agreements I’ve made – what needs to get done – and do it.
It’s simply Choice and Being Present – that Choice of all Choices. For me, Talk Number A109 reinforces this Choice by helping me Remember the importance of Loving mySelf. Loving mySelf is being Present. So I do That.
I do what’s needed to “keep my Inner Environment Clean”, as My Teacher Teaches.
As my Teacher says, “it really is that simple!”
As I’m writing this Russia is launching an assault on Ukraine. Families are fleeing, separated from one another, people are being killed as neighborhoods and buildings are shelled. It’s not just the Ukrainian warriors who are under attack, but people living in cities and towns. My mind can’t wrap itself around this reality - in 2022 an actual invasion is happening with the attempt to dominate a neighboring country on European soil. This feels old and from the pages of history. I would think, as a community, as people, as the human race, we have grown beyond wanting to destroy or damage others in such a huge, cyclical event the reverberates the world over. That we could have learned.
However, as my Meditation Teacher has Taught me, there can be no learning and integration of that learning without our True Learning, Which is the Soul’s Learning. This is something needed individually and has results collectively. So, it’s not just learning from books’ pages or assimilation of the stories we hear that is needed to sustain qualities and, frankly, Living Realities, like Joy, Love, Peace and Kindness. It is the Spiritual Actions that must take place for the Soul within each of us to be Free from that cycle of action and reaction. For instance, making the simple, everyday, even mundane choices of life with a Loving Heart. Or employing the powerful tool of Forgiveness. Or choosing to attend a sacred Spiritual Event or Class at Cosmos Tree, my Teacher’s Meditation Studio in NYC. These choices into Love break the cycle. Break the wheel.
Action and reaction. War and return to war. Strike and counterstrike. Negativity and negativity. Fear and fear.
How do we escape this cycle of action and reaction? This cycle of negativity? We don’t continue along in the next pull of the wheel into the next situations of the world. We go “in” and “up” inside ourSelves, to the Soul within, and Identify there. This experience is available as a Living Reality for Students on the Path Of Soul Transcendence, those Students formally studying with My Mediation Teacher. When we are we are in the world but not of it, as my Meditation Teacher would say. That is where I am and why I see things as I do. Know things as I Know them. It’s not me, it’s in all of us. I’m just Attuned.
In this world, my role is that of a mother. Nurturing life and furthering growth is what I am devoted with each morning’s rise and each night’s fall. However, my knowledge of how precious life is isn’t the reason I feel the pain of Ukraine’s invasion and occupation. As a Student on the Path Of Soul Transcendence I Know, directly and through my experiences Meditating, that There is no “over there” or “them” or separation as it may appear with our physical senses. I Know that what I do affects someone else, another Soul. If I run negativity, anger, jealously, hurt, etc. then it affects others, even if I’m not intending that to be the case. For we are all One. Through my daily Meditation Practice, I have experienced repeatedly and become honed to the Knowing that are all made of the same Living “Material,” Which is Soul. I feel it energetically, not emotionally and certainly not mentally. It’s more of a simply Knowing. Like a relaxation into the Soul, I let go of all and I Know I will be caught. In that Surrender I have Learned the Reality that we are all made of the same Material, which is Love. We are all Souls in bodies and the Soul’s Constitution is Oneness.
Therefore, I experience in that place of Oneness, this mass event that furthers suffering for the Souls involved in mySelf. Any Choice away from Love is a Choice away from Soul. And if we all are One, my brother’s Choice affects me. No matter the perceived distance of continents, languages and cultures.
As my Beloved Meditation Teacher Teaches, if you really Knew, experientially, that we are One then how could you go against another? How could mass attacks happen when you know that brother is your brother, in fact, he is you? That child is your child? In fact, that child is all our child. I may not know you and I may not like you but I Love you and that is far more powerful than any illusion of differences. “Nation shall not lift up sword against other nation.” Isaiah 2:4 This isn’t just to live by a biblical code. It’s because we are all One. And it is a Living Reality ripe for your experience should you choose It.
As we’re all One, therefore, there is no occupation or take over. There is no dominance. The only Win is that of the Soul’s total Knowledge and Choice into Spirit rather than into karma.
There is no separation in Soul. There’s only the One. One Love. And that One is One with God. Not a God of religions, but God that is Love and is within you, living as you. I’m not asking you to think your way into understanding that we each impact one another, like an ecosystem. It’s far more intrinsic than that, far more holy, and far more comforting, like a balm.
That same God Alive inside of me - my Soul - is at One with That God inside of you. For where did God hide Himself? Where is the Great Power? Within. Meaning in you. In me.
It takes the privilege and beauty of commencing and Allowing the great unknowing to Know this. This Knowing is the Living, Vibrating Love that has been uncovered inside of me throught my Walking The Path of Soul Transcendence with My Beloved Teacher, Dr. Roger B. Lane. The great Learning is Unlearning! The Freedom from war and negativity is the Peace within. This is not metaphor. This is Reality and can be accessed by the Initiatory Process on The Path Of Soul Transcendence.
As my Beloved Teacher explained in His recent Satsang - which is Sanskrit for Spiritual Teaching - “How do we Celebrate our Oneness with God? … Separation only happens when we’ve created karma. When we’ve created away from God, away from Spirit, we’ve created separate from That and, because we’re Powerful Creators, we get That separate back to us. So it looks like we’re separate from God. …”
“How would it be if everyone knew… yes, you are that Powerful? …How many can actually conquer ‘death?’ Because it’s done the other way, it’s done inside out. It’s not done by conquering the world or dominating or anything else.”
“It’s done through the Process of Surrender, through the Initiatory Process. Just the opposite of the world works. … This is opposite: Surrender, Surrender, Surrender to the Spirit you are. …Through the Initiatory Process, then you get to enter into Eternal Life. You get to bypass the fiction of ‘death,’ that whole illusion. … Now is the time we really need to Honor That and that whole field of action has been cleared so that is can manifest. So how do we Celebrate being with Spirit? How do we Celebrate our Oneness? We simply live it.”
And that’s what you’re invited to do. Live the true Oneness. Celebrate It. Aloow It. Live It. If you are interested in Knowing yourSelf and Attuning to the Soul within, then request Initiation into The Sound Current by contacting My Beloved Meditation Teacher, Dr. Roger B. Lane, through the website www.cosmostree.org or www.spiritcentral.org Be in the Oneness inside yourSelf! Know the Love and Peace and Joy of This radical step of Living in your own Inner Most Heart.
The Heart That is in all of us, as us.
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I am not a patient person. I want what I want and, once I can see it in my laser-sharp sight, then I am frothing at the bit for it to happen. And, in the meantime, I am, oftentimes, intolerant of all else. I will go to great distances to assuage the pain of not having what I want. Given this, you must be able to imagine the grand celebration I have when I finally secure my target. Or can you? What happens is I get so trapped in the wanting itself that when I receive the apple of my eye most often I’m so “sold” on the idea that it is already mine that I’m already on to the next one, as Jay-Z says. A capitalist spirit? You could say so, on a good day. A mover and a shaker? That would be an outsized compliment. A bottomless beast that constantly needs to be fed? Well, you said it; not I.
So if this pattern is not about the acquisition, not about the win, not about the gold dug in the gold digger’s path then what is it about? The answer might surprise you. It is about not Knowing that I’m Loved and okay just as I am. It’s about not being Present. It is about avoidance, in that moment, of God’s deep, beautiful Love. When I am impatient I place the things of the world as my priority and push the sweet Nectar of the Love away with my outstretched, begging and insisting hand. When what I really, deeply yearn for more than anything is the beauty of being Present. Allowing mySelf to Surrender into Joy, into Peace and into Knowing everything is groovy just as it is! With the new house. Without the new house. With the raise. Without the raise. With. Without. The solution is inside – within.
My Beloved Meditation Teacher describes in the book The Path Of Soul Transcendence: A Handbook For Initiates, “How does one stop ‘chasing the world?’ By clearing the karmas that we created… Each desire, each expectation creates a need fulfillment in these worlds. Because you are a creator you get all the lessons and time you need to learn how to create positively; that is, to learn to Surrender and let go unto the Lord. … Yet, there is another purpose to it, one that even goes beyond ‘purpose,’ beyond anything there is to accomplish: just being in the Presence of the Lord. …”
Dr. Lane illuminates this further in the “Tool For Living Free” entitled “Practicing Patience”: “Patience is being Present, giving yourSelf what you need and what you need is the Spirit that you are; in every case that’s how it is. And the impatience comes from what? Forgetting. It comes from forgetting a simple fact: that God lives in you as you. Try being impatient while you Remember consciously that you are Spirit. … Patience is a Gift, an Opportunity to be Present with God, with yourSelf, to nurture yourSelf, to Love yourSelf and It sure feels a lot better than being impatient. …”
Knowing this, what do I do when I’m obsessed with getting something, striving to be better, stronger, faster, smarter and stressing? How do I get off this cycle and get back to mySelf, to God, to the Present moment and to acceptance?
I simply do a Process to let go of all that stands in the way and Allow Spirit to take it and to have it be transmuted. Here is what My Teacher has Taught me: Call In The Light Of The Most High by saying, “Lord, God, send me Your Light!” Say, “Lord, God, please take these attachments from me!” Tell yourSelf to let them go! Now accept your Power to move beyond your circumstances and time and space by being Present with God! This is the Practice of Patience, Neutrality and Acceptance and being Centered in the Spirit you are.
I suggest you also make this yours. Fill your heart with the Love and watch how life unfolds for you by taking Initiation Into The Sound Current On The Path of Soul Transcendence. For more information, visit www.SpiritCentral.org
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I’m a stay-at-home mom of four young ones (read – they are at home with me!) I volunteer in my community; currently, I’m organizing a Village-wide sidewalk chalk art contest for the summer. I do free-lance painting and graphic design work. And I devote a lot of time to Loving Service for Cosmos Tree and Center For Religion And Advanced Spiritual Studies as the Administrator for both Organizations.
A friend of mine recently asked me how I am able to do it all. Let’s face it – unless you are my eighty-year old widowed Grandma, who’s most pressing appointment on her calendar is her monthly luncheon with friends, we all have a lot going on. Working a career; finishing a Master’s Degree; taking care of babies; taking care of active grade-schoolers; finding time for relationships; cleaning; cooking; eating … how do ANY of us do it all?
Here are some tips, which I’ve learned from Walking The Path Of Soul Transcendence as an Initiate Of The Sound Current with My Teacher, Dr. Roger B. Lane.
One of the key Teachings that Dr. Lane brings forward is Neutrality. Dr. Lane says, “Live neutrally regardless of seemingly ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ situations outside of you! Ask to be lifted above your mind and your emotions so that you can ‘live’ the situation neutrally: ‘Giraffe Consciousness!’ You are totally responsible for your Upliftment. When you actively place your Consciousness at God, everything is handled.” (Checklist For Daily Living ©2010)
Dr. Lane often refers to “Nintendo”, which loosely translates from Japanese as “work your buns off and leave the rest to God!” when Teaching about Neutrality. It is active Neutrality – going about your day and doing what needs to be done while staying centered in the Spirit you are!
What does that mean for me in regards to “doing it all”? Well, it means with my ever-growing list of “Things To Do” I make a list; I prioritize the tasks on the list; I start working; and I check off the task when complete. As I work each item on my list I put the task into the Light Of The Most High like this, “Lord, God send me Your Light! I place this _______ (Service, work, chore) into Your Light for the Highest Good!” and I do my best to stay Neutral. When worry comes up about “how am I going to do this all?!?” I let it go like this, “Lord, God send me Your Light! For the Highest Good Lord, God, please take this worry from me!” And then I tell mySelf, “(name) it’s OK to let it go!”
Over the years I have paid attention to my time so I have a good sense of how much I need to complete a task. Sometimes I miss a deadline either because I’ve miscalculated my time or because something came up unexpectedly that changed the nature of the task. When either of these things happen I stay Neutral. And then I take the necessary steps to get on track; for example, I ask for an extension of a deadline; I reach out to someone who can assist me in completing the task, etc.
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t like to fail. I prefer to stay on task and accomplish what I said I would. I enjoy being responsible for something and successfully handling it. Sometimes I fall short and that is hard for me. If I allow mySelf I can go to a pretty dark place when a load of laundry hasn’t been folded or I forget to send an email. But allowing mySelf to go there just wastes the time I could be using to fold the laundry! Instead, I do what My Teacher Encourages, I practice Forgiveness. Dr. Lane says, “Forgive yourSelf! You are forgiven by God before you even ask. You forgive yourSelf by Loving yourSelf and allowing your process and by being in acceptance of yourSelf. Tell yourSelf, ‘I forgive mySelf and release all judgments against mySelf.’ Tell yourSelf, ‘It’s okay to let them go.’...” (Checklist For Daily Living, ©2010)
So, I forgive mySelf for falling short. I stay Neutral. And I fold the laundry. Or I don’t. Because sometimes it’s really late at night and I’m tired and I know that if the laundry isn’t folded tonight that is OK. And I move into Acceptance.
Dr. Lane Teaches that Acceptance is the First Law of Spirit. In the “Checklist For Daily Living” Dr. Lane says,
“… Allow yourSelf to be in Acceptance of the Spiritual Correctness of ‘where you are!’ You are in Acceptance when you know that you are okay now, when you let go of judgments and you know where you are is the perfect place for you to be. Loving yourSelf is key. You Love yourSelf when you Allow your process and when you give yourSelf the time of day. This is done by taking a moment and telling yourSelf, ‘We’re okay. Everything is fine now. Thank you for cooperating in my being Present with the Lord, God.’ By being in Acceptance and Love of yourSelf and others you are Present. …”
When I move into Acceptance and am Present with the Lord, God I can clearly see the things that need to be done now and what can wait. In Acceptance I Know who I am and of what I am capable. And while what I am capable of usually doesn’t consist of little luxuries like taking a shower, it does consist of doing A LOT that is dear to my heart – and that is pretty neat!
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Not long ago I was working with a young woman who was applying to dental school and, as we moved along in the process, I encouraged her to “be herself” when working on the required personal statement. She instead chose into doubt. Was she a good enough writer to do this at all? What if she didn’t get in anywhere? Were we doing the right thing with the personal statement? What if we weren’t?
The doubt was so “heavy” I could see a big dark doubt blob floating in the air around her chest. Inside mySelf, I said “Mrs. Doubt-fire!” and chuckled a bit because the term itself struck me as funny and also because the response itself is “textbook” as My Teacher says, referring to a particular karmic response and because, as I’ve also Learned from My Teacher, the so-called “karmic fields” can be “comic fields”, this reaction included. It is crucial to state here that the Focus of the Path Of Soul Transcendence That My Teacher Brings Forth is on Loving God. That’s It!
I’ve Learned from My Teacher the basic selves love to bring us “doubt” and why not? If we choose to falsely identify with it, then we’re separate from the Spirit we are, we’re in karma and we keep coming around and coming around lifetime after lifetime.
This person I am working with is not an Initiate; has not chosen yet to request the Sacred Gift of Initiation Into The Sound Current and is “driven” by her basic selves so why wouldn’t doubt “rule the roost”? As My Teacher has Taught in the Satsang “The Truth, Five Saboteurs, The Con Man And You: A Participatory Satsang”, doubt is the first of the five saboteurs.
BUT I write this because as an Initiate, I have been Taught to Focus into Spirit! To keep Returning and Returning and Returning to the Godpoint! Our Teacher Taught me the importance of This in Tools For Living Free #154, “Are You Fearing And Tearing Or Caring And Sharing?” “You don’t have to identify with the hurt, fear, pain.” I chose to focus into the Positive; and I chose to do so at choice point, after choice point, after choice point during the days and weeks we worked together.
As a result, that “doubt” remained outside of me; I didn’t take it inside of me as if it were real and feed it so that it crystallized. As I did this I was reminded of the definition of stress Given to me by My Teacher, which is that “stress” is negativity that is outside of us that we then choose to take inside.
This young person was “stressed”, as she told me on a regular basis. I did, of course, tell her to let it go on many occasions but the “doubt” grew the more it was “fed” and the more those around her took it in as well and fed it. I also encouraged her to attend Meditations Of The Light Of The Most High, a crucial Tool.
Once again, I chose away no matter what others, including her parents, did. It wasn’t real. I have also been Taught by My Teacher that “worry is the handmaiden of doubt” so I Knew right away when the doubt-fired that worry would be on its heels and sure enough it kicked in. “Do you think I’ll get in?” “[Name] says I’ll never get in!” “[Name] says with my test scores it’s going to be really hard!”
I chose away. As I’ve Learned from My Teacher, “choosing away” is always in Service to Spirit. As My Teacher further Instructs in #154: “Go to the Godpoint within you and, yeah, you can be dis-identified with the negativity and be identified with the Spirit you are. And that Frequency goes out there into the world and It influences those around you. And It has a Power all Its own.”
I also chose to use the Tools, especially the Checklist for Daily Living that was Lovingly created by My Teacher and the part in It that says that we “are doing a great job”. I stayed with that. I stayed with the Truth of Who I am. Which is Spirit and that I am Magnificent. Another crucial section in the Checklist.
I allowed This Tool inside of me so these Reinforcements just “came up” over and over again as I Aligned with Them, with the Truth.
I also did Self-Talk, reassuring by basic selves that “we’re fine and OK and safe” or that “we’re okay and everything is fine now”, another crucial Teaching on the Sacred Checklist. I did this as often as needed.
I also thanked my basics as needed for their cooperation and energy in supporting me in working with this young woman client.
Mainly, I Know the Truth, Which is that we’re One Spirit and that Spirit/God/The Inner Teacher or The Inner Master is the Only Reality.
I was also fine if there was something I needed to Learn. As the Teachings Teach us, It’s all about Learning after all.
As My Teacher has Taught in the Series of Spiritual Learning/Instruction titled, “Understanding The Spirit You Are” my job is to be Neutral and, if there is a new skill I need to learn, I simply do that. As the young woman’s family changed the opening of the personal statement from what I believed worked best because it was this young woman’s truth to something else, I was also fine – if I needed to learn something more about writing personal statements, I was fine with that, too.
And fine, too, if I needed to Learn more about the importance of Focusing into Spirit constantly and to receive reinforcements for That, something that “Understanding The Spirit You Are” provides me regularly.
I am fine no matter what is going on “out there”.
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