The Path That Got You Where You Stand Today
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
I’ve had a really long life so there’s a lot to look back over to see the patterns, the wins, the challenges. What are the highlights of your life? What choices took you down a new road that led you to where you are today? What friends impacted your life? What were the lessons you were offered? And did you learn them?
Throughout your life you have received guidance from the universe. You have received nudges, insights, impulses, opportunities, and people who impact you. All of that is part of the preplanned journey that we created before we came here knowing the general thrust of our journey, but not knowing the details. They were left to unfold by way of the choices we made.
Some of your gifts were stronger than others and have been impactful in what you’ve been able to achieve. Notice those. Appreciate those. Use those. I don’t know if there was a pre-plan for our life before we came in. I have a feeling we have a general mission, but are left to discover the specific path on our own. And that’s how we live our lives. Listening within. Making choices in the moment that led it us down one path or another.
Let’s talk inner strength for a moment. Have you been true to your gifts? Have you paid attention to that inner voice and gone adventuring where it suggested you go? Have you heard the messages and lessons that have been offered by circumstance or people or experience?
As I come toward the end of my journey, I get to look back and notice the patterns. The strengths. I regret nothing. It has been and is a great adventure. I love my mind. I love my curiosity. I love to learn. I love to share what I discover.
If you’ve reached any age at all, the patterns are fairly clear. They have shown up in your choices and they can be identified. If you’re not totally happy with some of your tendencies, fix that. If you enjoy other choices and directions, do more of that. Can you pause and look back over your life and see how you were in service? How you impacted others and how others impacted you? What were the lessons? What are the lessons still being offered?
The choices you make alter the direction of your life and ultimately affects what you do next. Look back over the path that got you here and learn from it. Go forward with awareness and clarity of purpose.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I look back over my life to see the patterns and lessons and make new choices based on what I learn.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Spend some time looking back over your life to identify the strengths and weaknesses in the patterns of the choices you made.
- Build on what you discover and use that awareness to create what you want next in your life.
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
How Will You Enrich Your Life?
I need to go exploring to find new ways to enrich my life. I’m not even certain where to look. But I know that too many hours are spent in activities that do not move my life forward or deepen my life experience. Not that every moment has to be that way, but where do I want to go exploring next? Where do you want to go exploring next?
I would like for it to take me on a different adventure than I’ve been on. I would like for it to enrich my physical existence. I would like for it to expand my spiritual exploration. I don’t have any ideas at all on how to do that, but I do know that how I spend a huge portion of my time is not moving me forward either mentally, physically or spiritually. What would you choose to do to enrich your life experience?
There’s so much we can learn online. Podcasts. Videos. Often times free summits on a topic. The Shift Network and Sounds True have a lot of those. You want what you add to be the right size so you can easily add it to the flow of your day.
I’m taking two Qigong classes online right now and I haven’t really absorbed and incorporated the practice of the class that went before it. So blocking off a specific time each day to deepen my Qigong practice would be a good choice.
I would like to talk to my crystals more deeply and perhaps journey with them to find out what messages I am to share and what actions I am to take. I could have an hour of inner exploration – whatever that looks like to me. There are podcasts I want to listen to. Books I want to read. What I do know is that there is a numbness about how I spend a good portion of my day. And I need to change that.
Look at how you spend your time. Look at what you’d like to do but seem to not get around to doing. Look deeply at what you have wanted to do for a long time and bring that closer to the surface of action. Explore. Try things on for size. Rearrange them in your day. Pick one new format and go exploring.
There’s a great deal to be learned online. What are you curious about? What do you know nothing about but wish you knew even a little about? Research that. Deepen your understanding. Explore what calls to you. What can you do that will deepen the experience of your day?
Take Responsibility for Self-Healing
Send Energy Ahead
It was in the 80s in New York City and I was about to take a Reiki Teachers exam from Dr. Barbara Ray. The exam had been set for 2 o’clock in the afternoon and I had diligently sent energy ahead to be there to support me in that final test to become a Reiki Master Teacher. But the exam had been moved up to 10 o’clock in the morning. As I sat there waiting to begin, I turned to a fellow reiki student and said, “I sent energy to this exam at 2 o’clock.” She said, “The energy will find you anywhere. At any time.”
Sending energy ahead to a situation or circumstance is interesting to think about. I’m sending energy ahead to this move that I don’t want to make. I’m sending energy that I get the space that’s the better shape for what I am bringing. I’m sending energy that I have a suite mate that I like. And frankly I’m sending energy that I don’t have to go, that I’m ready to leave the planet. So basically, I’m covering all the bases. I am sending energy ahead and letting it unfold.
Send energy ahead to a meeting, a creative session, a relationship. Send supportive loving energy that creates the best possible outcome for you at this point in time. That is different from asking for a particular solution. You have to trust the universe on this. Trust that it will guide you to your highest good for your next lesson. You can send energy ahead that you accept and handle and acknowledge this next step with strength and graciousness and willingness. Or whatever you need to send ahead. Do some energy work that involves setting the stage for a circumstance and notice what changes.
Sometimes we have to adapt in order to keep doing what we love to do. It’s funny if it weren’t so sad but as the ends of my fingers get more crooked with arthritis, the weirder my flute-playing becomes because I cannot cover the holes the way I used to or even think I am. The ends of some of my fingers bend in directions that are not where they used to be. I don’t want to give up playing my flutes but I don’t have a solution to this yet.
I can play my Kalimba piano because I can see what I’m doing for one thing even though my thumbs are crooked too. I can still drum. I can still hold a crystal and meditate. I can still dictate a newsletter. Don’t give up when the physical plane gets a little rocky. Get creative. Find new answers. New avenues. New ways of doing and being.
This aging process seems to be about adapting, particularly about adapting physically. Find substitutes for what you used to do that are as stimulating as you need them to be right now. Don’t play the helpless card. Don’t play the this-is-too-hard card. Get creative. Get inventive. Look at new directions for the stimulation that you need to improve your mind and your body. Aging is a time for adaptation and exploration. It’s an adventure of its own. Go exploring and create new pathways that enrich your life.
Find Your Way Around the Obstacles
I cannot get anything that’s very heavy off the floor. But I have a grabber in every corner of my apartment. And I’m getting pretty good at using them. One of the hardest things was the lid off of a carton of vanilla yogurt and I couldn’t get it turned over to even catch the narrow edge. But boy can I toss the empty metal cat food dish into the sink with the grabber.
Then there is a wonderful invention that helps to get your socks on if you’re old. It’s sort of a plastic scoop with rope on it. How can I get creative when I’m faced with something that I can no longer do physically?
After burning my hand twice while trying to lift the teapot to pour hot water into my tea, I got smart and I now leave the kettle on the counter and tilt it and I hold a mug in my hand safely out of the way. In order to lift the lid off the cat litter box, I use the hooked end on a hanger. I also use that method to move the cat litter over to the litter box. I take a bag with me down to carry the mail easily. Adaptability challenges you to create new and fun ways to get the job done. Aging is about change but it can definitely be about creative change. Enjoy the challenges.
What obstacles are showing up in your life? What creative ways are you discovering to work your way around them?
Don’t you love what you learn online? I was looking up how to handle the edema I was experiencing and it said drink dandelion tea. I’m a major tea drinker but it had not occurred to me to try dandelion tea. I bought two kinds – Traditional Medicinals and Yogi and begin using them for my health. The internet says it takes 10 days for it to begin to take effect. In my research I found this: “Is dandelion good for detox? The diuretic and detoxing nature of dandelion helps to regulate hormones facilitating removal of toxins through sweat, bile and urine. One cup of dandelion greens has 1.7 mg of iron, almost 10 percent of your daily vitamin B, 32 percent of your daily vitamin C, plus omega-3 fatty acids and protein.”
That’s a lotta good stuff to get from a cup of tea. Good thing I like it.
Exploration of New Potential and Possibilities
Support Others in the Work You Cannot Do
What causes on this planet call to you? And how are you participating in their advancement? I give money to conservation groups. I write a newsletter that I hope enriches the lives of people who in turn interact to protect and enrich our world. How do you continue to support the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants at this stage of your life?
I send energy to the overall consciousness of the people on this planet to care for the environment and experience a more peaceful co-existence.
If you want to change your role on the planet, be creative. Keep your eyes on what is truly what you want for the well-being of the entire planet. Raise your torch high and set your sights on the high road. Lead the way.
Know Your Role In The World
I’m not sure how I thought my life would end but I haven’t given it much thought until recently. I’m not looking forward to this move into assisted living. But I also realize that this particular part of my life journey needs to be shared in order to light the way for others who are following.
We never know when an action we take will have impact on others. Either because it opened an insight for them, or it will change your direction, or any number of reasons that we are influenced by others and we influence them. So I trust. I trust I write the right words to you. I trust I discover valuable insights to share with you. I have to trust that this is my assignment. We never know when we are an example to someone else. It could be as simple as noticing someone who graciously greets her guests. It could be someone who helps in that extra way and with such willingness that it makes it a difference.
The very manner in which we live our life impacts others either by inspiring them or motivating them or reminding them not to do it that way. Be aware of the opportunities and resources the universe offers and also be aware of how you respond.
Tell People How They Impacted You
Having just written the thoughts above I realize I have some acknowledging to do. I have a few people in my life that I really want to thoroughly thank for their friendship and support and wisdom. And I get to tell them that.
Years ago in New York City I kept an acknowledgment book. I wrote in it things that people said to me about me that surprised me. Things they saw in me that I hadn’t seen in myself. I put their name on it and I put a date on it. I was often surprised by what they saw.
Perhaps you ask your friend to identify your strong gifts. You might be surprised at what they suggested. Notice what people acknowledge you for, even if you’ve heard it a lot of times because that means it truly is a gift you keep giving.
Acknowledge others for their contribution to your life.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
Do The Work
The Unseen World speaks to you all the time. At any time. What is it suggesting that you do? What kind of nudges are you receiving? What doors are opening? It is your job to pay attention and do the work.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE DIVERSE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEINGS===
Expand Our Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
The Long Length of Your Reach
Each time someone signs up to subscribe to this newsletter I get a notification that tells me where they are from. So I know that I am reaching people all over the world and that’s huge. What I learn, what I choose to share about, is touching lives all over the planet. Sometimes we know our impact and often times we do not. As an example, if you are the designer of a small part for a computer, you have no idea what computer it will get into, who will use it, and what they will use it for. It could be a part for a computer of someone who is deep into scientific discovery. A part for a computer of someone who is a reporter that informs people of change. What you do is make your part and trust the universe to take it and put it where it is needed. I write this newsletter, and make it available, and I trust that the people who need to think about what I’m exploring find me and choose to add some of these ideas to their life experience. You are a rock who throws your insides and choices into the waters of life and you have no idea where the ripples end up. Be conscious of what you are creating in your life for it has far reaching impact.
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Raise Your Sights and Your Expectations
Nudges From Within
When you learn to listen, your inner voice gives you tons of help on what to do next. You just have to learn to listen and interpret. It begins with hunches. Notice a hunch and see how it works out. It will be true. It will be right. It will be on target. Notice a sudden inner urge to do something or go someplace. It feels impulsive but it is in fact your inner voice suggesting a path to explore.
Then there is a calling so strong that you have no choice but to go for it. The ideas that come to me for this newsletter are like that. They are completely full blown. They are very strongly presented. And I turn and dictate them into the newsletter. When your inner voice, your inner wisdom bops you on the head with a circumstance or opportunity, a new door opening for you to go exploring. These nudges from within are your inner voice guiding you, your inner wisdom, your inner self. Pay attention and go exploring.
=== ===THE UNFOLDING DIVINE FEMININE=== ===
Explore and Interpret the Guidance and Messages of the Divine Feminine
The Expanding Role of Women
I watch a lot of news on CNBC and I continue to see more and more strong women as reporters and commentators. It’s exciting to see it. I’m a huge fan of Rachel Maddow. I really like Joy Reid and Nicole Wallace.
I watch Liz Cheney stand tall. I will not vote for her, she’s way too conservative for me, but I am very, very proud of her and how she has stood up for truth.
Have you noticed women taking stronger roles? Support them however you can, and learn from the journey. How are you standing tall as a woman in this changing world? How are the women around you expanding their reach and impact? Encourage them for the Devine Feminine is defining herself more deeply.
Quan Yin is the Chinese goddess of mercy and I’m sure you’re familiar with the statues of her standing and pouring a vase of compassion out over the world. But a few years ago I discovered a different Quan Yin pose and I bought a good-sized statue. She looked like this.
Is that not a bring-it-on pose! I have that statue on my altar. You go girl, we’re with you. We can do this.
=== DEEPER SONG PHILOSOPHIES ===
The Uncharted Path
Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Emerson
When you are old you have a long path to look back over to see how you’ve done. Your path become really clear. You can identify your gifts. You can notice where you used those gifts. And how that affected others. But the point here is that you are in fact taking the road you are supposed to take right now. Or are you holding back?
You came to earth with a mission. It may have several threads that develop several paths. Can you identify those paths?
My path is clearly about learning and turning to share and teach what I learned in order to own it for myself. So it has not been an altruistic effort on my part as much as it has been my method of owning what I learn and totally understanding it. And how I’m going to apply it.
The point here is to keep exploring. To keep following those untrodden paths the call to you and see where they lead, and see how you are to participate on that particular path.
I watch my mind leap into the next adventure even as my body is sitting here saying what! Not again! But it is a strong calling and a strong path.
Look back over your life to see the patterns and see what new journey you want to take next. Follow the uncharted path.
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
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==== DEEPER SONG EXPLORATION ===
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The Far-Reaching Power of Energy
Energy is very flexible. Energy is very fluid. Energy can go ahead in time and go back in time with or without our help. Chi is energy. As I continue to study Qigong I am learning that my mere intention sends the energy where I want it to go. As I do the moves, the Lao Gong point in the palms of my hands focus energy so wherever I place them, wherever I focus their energy, that’s where the chi energy goes. It goes where my intention is. Even if I couldn’t move or do these exercises I can sit here with my mind and use energy to heal my body. We can change our world through intention.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
Where I Look
My intention is power. My expectation has power. I can change my world with my mind.
My intention is power. My expectation has power. I can change my world with my mind. What you focus on you get. Where am I looking? I must raise my gaze.
My intention is power. My expectation has power. I can change my world with my mind. What you focus on you get. Where am I looking? I must raise my gaze, expect the best, and allow it to manifest.
– Cara Lumen, August 2022
We create our future with every thought we think, every action we take. Move forward mindfully as you sing your Deeper Song.
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