Adventures in Curiosity
Creating Conscious connection
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
Curiosity is one of our most powerful gifts. Curiosity is a strong desire to know more about something. Curiosity leads us on awesome adventures.
How do you develop curiosity? Wonder. Wonder at the world around you. Wonder at what others are doing. Wonder at how an idea calls to you for more exploration.
Not everyone seeks to be curious. I’m writing this because we have all been shut in for so long and our curiosity is our key to learning and sociability and spiritual guidance.
What are you curious about?
It is easy to learn anything on the internet. There is a myriad of online classes. I have taken classes in shamanism, drumming, native flute, Qi Gong, and sound healing. Each time I took a class I gained a level of competence but I also satisfied or elevated my desire to learn more. It’s good to be able to interpret how the learning resonates.
You need a filter for what you choose to learn because it is easy to become overwhelmed. For instance, there are many opportunities to study astrology but I am clear about how deeply I do or do not want to go into that topic. I am clear what I want to use it for – I’m interested in understanding the overarching flow of planetary energies as a prompt to focus my energy work. That awareness of how I want to use it becomes a filter for me and enables me to choose only those sources that offer me the viewpoint I want to explore.
Podcasts are abundant. Pick a topic and go find people who call to you. Videos teach you everything from starting a plant cutting to elaborate computer techniques.
Be prompted in the moment. I remember years ago when I kept a garden here, that several of us went to a bait shop to get earthworms to put in our garden. When I came home and had safely deposited mine in my raised garden bed, I went online to see how long an earthworm lived. (Eight years, though one to two is more likely.) Simple actions and a lively curiosity can lead to the search for new knowledge.
Know when you are full up on a topic. Know how the topic rates on your level of interest. Be selective. And go exploring.
I really liked the sound healing courses I took but there came a point when I realized that was not a direction I wanted to explore more deeply. I was full up.
On the other hand, I have a new shamanic teacher – my fourth. I know he will add depth to my shamanic work.
Sometimes it the topic that draws you more deeply. Sometimes it’s the presenter.
There is great wisdom being shared on every topic. Type in a keyword and go exploring.
Curiosity will take you on amazing adventures.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I encourage my curiosity to open new doors for me.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Pick one topic and do a search.
- Explore three sources.
- Notice what format draws you – video, audio, written words, courses.
- Notice what presenter appeals to you – and why – their vocabulary, their topic, their presentation skills, or just a resonance.
- Keep exploring. Leave a top behind when you feel satisfied and turn and go in another direction.
- Curiosity takes you on great adventures. Enjoy the journey!!!
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REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST
Become a Pillar of Light
An Exploration of the Unseen World
There are many ways we can self-heal. Experiencing yourself as a pillar of light is a powerful way to heal yourself and raise your vibration.
As I journey to the Unseen World I am given suggestions, nudges, ideas to explore. Then I have to figure out how to apply them.
Experiencing ourselves as light is very powerful because that is who we are. The Pillar Light is a powerful process of deepened awareness to add to your spiritual practice.
Cara Lumen, spiritual philosopher and Founder of the Deeper Song Community is a cosmic explorer who consciously travels into the unseen world to serve as a bridge to help us expand our relationship with the spiritual world. She shares what she learns and guides us to the next level so we can sing a deeper song.
In this episode, we explore how to sell heal as you Become a Pillar of Light.
Become a Pillar of Light
To Sing a Deeper Song Consider:
What is the Vision You Have For Yourself?
That is a particularly interesting question to ask at age 88!!!!
Your “next” is up to you. What you choose to let go. What you choose to bring along. What you choose to ignore. Each moment, each choice shapes your future. Be aware and go exploring.
My body is very grouchy so my focus is on finding ways to make her happy. This requires some exploration, experimentation, and some discipline.
My eyesight is diminishing and I am learning to dictate more and at some point, I’m going to need help. That’s a bummer for me so I’m working on my adaptability and exploring what I will substitute for some of the things I depend on my sight for. Do a reality check and make plans around what you discover.
Look at what you have created and know that your actions and choices have brought you here. Then decide what you would like to change it and get busy.
Figure out what you need to know next. Technology is leaping forward and opening fascinating new doors. You can make new friends all over the world. You can take fascinating classes. Make choices that add richness to where you are in your life right now and go exploring to see what new path you would like to take.
The Guidance in Overwhelm
It was a great idea. A great new venue for learning things and I felt immense overwhelm. It was too much. I could not absorb it all. I stopped to figure out why – I love to learn – what was turning me off of a great learning opportunity?
Overwhelm is like a flagman signaling for a train to slow down and even stop. We need to pay attention to overwhelm.
I love to learn but what I realized was that I did not want to learn this – this particular focus was not where I was headed. And that was a key realization. Know what direction you want to travel in.
I’m no longer going where I was headed, I’m going in a slightly different direction and it is still unfolding. This feeling of overwhelm is like a huge signal from the Universe saying – this is not for you – it will pull you off track.
If it is particularly hard to do, if you do not want to do it, pay attention and see if you can see where the reluctance comes from.
This reluctance to explore practical ideas is because my work is now focused on energy work – not physical plane work. I needed to figure that out.
Overwhelm is a signal that something is not right – it is not balanced or it is not taking you in the direction you need to go next.
Explore overwhelm for its messages and insights.
Allow Space and Time for Renewal
I’ve drawn the oracle card Renewal three times this month and each time, I was able to move more deeply into what I thought that meant to me.
Allow space and time for renewal.
I gave away a LOT Of stuff this month and it gave me the opportunity to reconfigure everything in my life from my pantry to my closets. Create space for renewal by redefining your space and the items you choose to keep close around you. How does your home need to support you at this point in time?
Restructure is also about leaving time so I can tune in to my inner voice and explore new opportunities, make new choices. This has been huge for me, cutting back on the number of offerings so I can literally sit here and say, “What do I feel like doing?” And then do that.
And finally, renewal is about restructuring my time and my efforts. It is about allowing time for my ‘“next” to unfold. Be patient with renewal. It is an unfolding process.
What kind of action steps will you take to allow space and time for renewal?
Rethink Your Routine
A routine can easily turn into a rut. There are so many aspects of our life that we do mindlessly because – well, that’s the way we’ve always done it, or that’s the pattern we have fallen into.
There is HUGE freedom in rethinking your routine. It makes you more efficient but when you tune in to your own rhythm, you can make mindful shifts in when you do what.
Routine is a series of steps that are followed over time – a fixed process. You can’t grow with a fixed process. You can’t explore with a routine. There’s no fun in that!
You are the person who decides on your routine and you are the one who can change it.
This past week I put out my podcast on Saturday instead of scheduling it for Sunday. It was huge for me, my energy, and the sense of completion I got from completing the posting on one day instead of working on different aspects for two days. We’re talking a few hours here and it made a huge difference. I’m the person that decided on Sunday, which makes me also the person that can make any changes that works best for me.
What rules have you set for yourself that no longer work? How will you change them?
Find your own rhythm and find the sequence and rhythm for the things you need to do on a regular basis.
Question everything you do – when you exercise, when you take a mindful break, whether you create or maintain. Rethink your routine so it is spontaneous and aligned with how you feel and what you feel like doing – or not doing!
***DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE***
The Rise of Quan Yin
I have a fair number of Buddha statues around my home. I like Zen Buddhism but I was also drawn to the figures of Buddha because they remind me to stop and be mindfully present. The Buddha figure is shown with different mudras (hand gestures). I also have several Quan Yin statues. Quan Yin is one of the major deities in Buddhism. She is known as the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, The Chinese name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means “[The One Who] Perceives the Sounds of the World.”
She is often shown pouring from a vase – she is pouring compassion on the world. I have several figures of her in that position. But I also have a really sassy Quan Yin figure where she is seated with one leg bent and her foot on the seat she is sitting on, and her arm extended rather arrogantly across her knee as if saying, “Bring it on.” It’s called the royal ease position. I like that one a lot!
I’ve been rearranging my surfaces recently and as I rethought each shelf and tabletop, Quan Yin was elected in position. Moved to the more visible spaces. And then I had to laugh. I was welcoming in the age of the famine by moving around small states.
I’m keeping up with the changing times…. Yeah for the rise of the feminine….!
*** INSIGHTS OF A DEEPER SONG ***
A New Insight on Mercury in Retrograde
How often have you heard people say they can’t get anything done because Mercury is in retrograde? Yes, Mercury is about communication – intelligence, the transference of information. I like that part.
Retrograde is when the planet looks like it is moving backward. But what I just learned is that when Mercury is in retrograde, the mind turns inward, freed to think in independent, imaginative, innovative terms.
That sure changes how I will experience it, since Mercury goes retrograde three or four times in a calendar year, for about three weeks at a time.
Time for deeper inner exploration. How fun.
Mercury turned retrograde on January 30 for three weeks. It is a time to find new solutions to old problems It is a pause to see what we left behind that we need to move forward. Pause to look over the past year and repair or bring forward or release what still needs to be handled.
In 2020, Mercury will be in apparent retrograde motion during the following ranges of dates: February 17 to March 10. June 18 to July 12. October 14 to November 3.
What kind of introspective work are you planning?
***OUR EVOLVING FUTURE***
Are You Afraid of Change?
Some of the rebellion in the world is about power but another part of the rebellion is fear of change. The strong desire to keep things as they are. Familiar. Comfortable. Reassuring in their familiarity. Considering the giant changes in the world, we each need to become more flexible – curious, and flexible. What is newly possible and how do we want to adjust?
It is comforting to keep things the way they are. There are no surprises. However, there is also no adventure, no new discovery.
Change can be scary. It can make you move into unfamiliar circumstances and forces us to make new decisions and even change our direction.
But change is inevitable. It is ongoing. And we must learn to embrace and cultivate it.
Do you have a fear of change? Do you want to keep things the way there are – familiar, comfortable, reliable, unchanging?
If you are not willing to change, you cannot grow and you will never have any adventures….!
You need to be introspective in order to understand what is being offered to you. You need to be patient and allow life to unfold. You need to have moments of contemplative stillness in order for the Universe to guide you to your new place of being or new place of service.
This new era that is unfolding is one adventurous, unexpected, and unusual choice after another. Begin by letting go of all but your bare bones, and thoughtfully explore and try on new ways to change. And how that change – enthusiastically embracing that change – will change the unfolding of your future.
Don’t go back Go forward. Keep changing. Keep experimenting. Keep exploring. Changing is a wonderful adventure and will lead you where you need to be next.
MESSAGE FROM THE SACRED EARTH ORACLE CARDS
“Balance” is the oracle card I drew for us to consider. It shows two women, one in red, one in blue held together by a band of energy but leaning in opposite directions. I know that feeling. How do you find and keep balance in your life?
First, you have to notice how you are balanced. Is your time focused more heavily on work? Are you more focused on one activity than another? Are things not getting done that need to be done? It’s great to get lost in enthusiastic exploration, but we must learn to mindfully make choices that return us to balance.
My prime example comes from cutting back on my offerings. It gives me space and time in which I get to check inside to see what I feel like doing or not doing next. Taking that pause to find my balance gives me time and space to let my new ideas mature and be evaluated as to their place in my overall journey. It gives me time to explore.
This care shows two paths, going in different directions. How can you align your paths so they move side by side in the same direction? How are you being pulled in two different directions? What do you need to change? Let go of?
Look over your spiritual life, your work life, and your relationships and see what you need to bring into greater balance. How will you do that?
Our World as the Circle of Light Beings
I am a guide, an explorer who does not choose to travel the worn paths but instead, uses her curiosity and desire to expand to move off into the Unseen World. I feel and experience two distinct levels of being on our planet. There is my all-inclusive awareness of the Circle of Light Beings, to which everyone reading this belongs. And there are others who are not yet aware of their own light. As far as I can tell, our job as an aware light being is to keep raising our vibration and singing our light through every choice we make, every thought we think. Those who can, those who are ready, will see that light shining in themselves and choose to work with it, to develop it, to expand it, to let their inner light guide them. Shaman Sandra Ingerman said not everyone will choose this path and we have to be OK with that. She also suggested we would eventually live in parallel universes. Hummm. I do know that I chose to be with and work with and learn from those who are working and living in their own light, who continue to find new ways to raise the vibration of their light and its reach.
We have choice here. Keep raising your vibration, extend the reach of your light, and invite others to join us in this raised consciousness and purposeful journey of light.
A DEEPER SONG
I am a beacon of light.
I am a beacon of light who reached broadly and deeply into the world around me.
I am a beacon of light who reached broadly and deeply into the world around me and encourages others to do the same.
We are One Light Energy.
– Cra Lumen, 2021
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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