The Essence of The Problem….T1D

If there be a blessing of having to deal with this condition for the past 45 years it is that it guided me onto the spiritual path in search of answers, truth and a cure.

So, what is the problem?  In my quest for understanding, revelation and liberation I have come to believe that everything is spiritual at the “seed level.”  And, furthermore, the physical material world is not only a very small percentage of all that is………. it is also the last manifestation; it is a result.  

I think everyone who comes in contact with this dis-ease whether that be child, adult, parent, sibling, friend, doctor, CDE’s, Nurses,  …… whoever…….is dealing with a condition that is one of The Adversary’s most favorite due to its’ insidious nature and because it blocks THE LIGHT so efficiently. 

Before the invention of insulin some 100 years ago the prognosis was death within a matter of days or weeks.  The method of death, a starvation process.  I don’t mean to be morbid but to find solutions to the problem one must inquire into the truth and essence of the problem.  

Without insulin the cells in the body cannot receive the glucose necessary to sustain life.  As most of you know, insulin is a hormone whose purpose is to act as a “key” to unlock the cell door so that the glucose molecule may enter.  Without the presence of insulin the door is closed and the glucose accumulates in the blood which leads to chaos throughout the whole system.  

So, what is the problem?  This is where it gets kinda cool, in my opinion.  Type 1 diabetes can be seen as a metaphor for the experience that the soul endures when it separates from Source.  The primary ‘spiritual’ issue with respect to diabetes is one of abandonment and a longing for hOMe.  

No matter how much technology comes out to manage this condition I know that I am here to awaken to the spiritual lessons it provides.  A matter-a-fact, I am starting to become more and more apprehensive and suspicious of the current and future technology.  We are getting a little too close to trans-humanism for my taste. I want to know the true reason for human being in Universe before we move on.  

I am certain we are close to a solution to the problem.  In the meantime, it is important to engage as a warrior in the milieu of duality, division and delusion.  

“Everything is dual, everything has poles, everything has its pair of opposites, like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet;  all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.” –The Kybalion

The “Game;” A Perspective

I am sharing two videos for you to study, if you so choose. REMEMBER, nothing I share is for belief or acceptance or liking. Neither is it for unbelief, disagreement or disliking. Yoga is inquiry into the Self with compassion. Know thyself.

Also……….Just like in yoga, there are three stages of learning and wisdom. The first two we can do together. The third is on you.

The first one is about the object of the game.

The second video is about the “landscape” of history from an interesting spiritual perspective.

The Mer-Ka-Ba Lesson Three

Please read and review Lessons One and Two before this post.

I have been checking out a few shorter, more concise meditations. This first one is 12 minutes and I found it useful in “settling into” the process.

This second one is a the 18 breaths meditation. I suggest practicing with the video in the previous post to acclimate yourself to the process. It is 10 minutes in length.

So, check these out and let me know. Keep researching The Mer-Ka-Ba.

The Mer-Ka-Ba Lesson Two

Ok……I found it! I found a very effective video which introduces The Mer-Ka-Ba and which is an excellent training video for The Mer-Ka-Ba Activation Meditation.

I suggest on your first viewing that you establish a drishti (a soft gaze) as you watch. Allow your eyes to close every once in awhile. When he takes you through the 17 breaths he may spend a lot of time on one breath. I believe it is designed this way as to be more of an initial training endevour rather than a guided meditation per se. Although, it is certainly both.

I am committing to watching this video every day for the next 3 days after which I will find and share a more condensed version to practice for the next 18 days adding up to 21. This takes me right up Thanksgiving day

As some of you know….it was Thanksgiving day 1976 when I was discharged from the hospital after spending a week going through a process of bringing my blood glucose level down from a critically dangerous level.

I got my first “shot” of insulin. I remember to this day the first time I gave myself an injection. I was sitting with the nurse and threw my hospital robe to the side exposing my left thigh. I filled the syringe and stuck it in. I clumsily put my thumb on the plunger and squeezed. It burned going in. It stung for a minute or two. I felt desperate and afraid.

I was discharged in the afternoon around 4pm. It was dark and rainy and cold. A typical late November day in Rochester, NY. All the leaves were gone. My eyesight was blurry because of the high blood sugars and the traffic lights were merging together. We (I think it was my father and I) arrived at my Aunt Karen’s house….not far from the hospital and before us was all the food laid out for our annual Thanksgiving feast.

I was put on a strict diet at the hospital. I could have some turkey and maybe one warm biscuit and some green beans. No more sweet potatoes or apple pie or cherry pie or whipped cream for me……..or so I thought then.

Why do I tell you this?

It is because my biggest desire is to be done with this dis-ease. While diabetes has been a curse it has also been a blessing in that it motivated me to awaken to the spiritual path and to stay on it. I know that my experience with my physical condition has a spiritual seed. I also know that because of this I can cure it. And I know this because I have learned from The Kabbalists that…..”Fulfillment is the Seed of Desire.” In that quote is a secret and with this secret I move forward.

Ok. So I know everyone is dealing with a lot right now. We are all “in the weeds” at some level. Perhaps, this training is the one needed right now? Perhaps not.

I am looking for ten others who will join me….Michael