Are You A Conscious Change Agent?
Living Our Deeper Song
What does it mean to be a Change Agent? A Change Agent is an individual who promotes and supports a new way of doing something. It means we give conscious thought to our lives and our role in the world and we continuously work to make things better. As Change Agents we have a great deal of work to do.
The first step is to change yourself so you can model the actions and strategies that you put in place in order to make positive change. The primary way we create interest in others is to be an active model of an Agent of Change.
Sometimes it is as fundamental as changing our core belief system about what is possible. This can make a huge difference in what we can help manifest.
I’m still examining my role in the world today to see how I am to change in order to help the planet evolve into a unified whole.
I go within to listen to my inner voice to see what ideas and suggestions and nudges it provides. Then I take action in whatever form calls to my heart.
When you recognize the opportunity to create change, get creative in how you respond. Go within, ask your inner self for guidance and listen to what shows up. It will be perfect.
Deeper Song Affirmation
I am an adventurous explorer of my role as an Agent Of Change.
Deeper Song Process
- List several areas in which you are an Agent of Change.
- List several areas in which you would like to be an Agent of Change.
- Develop that.
===DEEPER SONG LIVING ===
Is It Time To Rethink Your Spiritual Practice?
My friend is retiring and is working only part time for the few months she has left. She noticed that the pattern and discipline of her spiritual practice had changed on the days she had off. It seemed less disciplined.
Then I realized that her whole life was becoming more spiritual as she prepared for her new path and what she would offer and it made sense that her spiritual practice would take a different form too.
Be flexible in your spiritual practice. Be open to change as you create a new structure to your life and explore and create a new pattern for your spiritual practice.
How Commitment Makes a Difference
“The moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.” – German poet, philosopher Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”
—W. H. Murray in The Scottish Himalaya Expedition, 1951
Embracing The Feminine Energy
I embrace the creative, nurturing feminine energy within me.
I embrace the creative, nurturing feminine energy within me. I draw on its wisdom, its strength and its creativeness to shape my life.
I embrace the creative, nurturing feminine energy within me. I draw on its wisdom, its strength and its creativeness to shape my life. I step forward and create change.
Cara Lumen, December 2023
How Aware Are You Of Your Own Value?
As I look back over my life, I can see that I was not very aware of my own value. I sort of focused on what was not working more than I focused on what was working. And that’s a shame. We do that in our lives.
I feel like I went through a good portion of my life so focused inward that I never learned to interpret how I was impacting others. My two husbands chose me and I never understood my attraction. I was pretty dumb around men. I had a good face, but I was more focused on being slightly overweight the majority of my life. So I kind of missed enjoying how I looked. My writing was always there but it was because I had to write. That outlet and need was never in question. I have no idea how others saw me. Probably a little on the dramatic side. We don’t always know the impact we have by simply being who we are.
Even today I have been surprised at how I am perceived and who is drawn to me. But I stay alert to the prompts the Universe provides. How aware are you of your own value and impact?
Take Time For Introspection
How do you make time to listen to your own wisdom, to tune into your inner self, explore ideas and make decisions about how to move forward in your life?
Introspection can take many forms. You may take a quiet walk in nature and see what shows up as a message for you. You can journal and write down your ideas. Or you could draw a picture of your ideas. Use whatever form helps you listen to, observe and receive the guidance you need.
I get ideas either from something I read or hear, or an idea from the Universe just shows up. In order to honor it, in order to understand it, I turn around and write what I think about it. It’s kind of fun because I can simply dictate into my computer so it’s a bit like talking out loud to myself. But it gets written down.
If you can, take time in the moment to anchor the idea, to take it a little more deeply into your consciousness and maybe even write down a possible path of exploration in order to capture it.
Create time and space to consider these nudges from the universe and try them on for size in your imagination. Figure out some specific actions you could take if you so choose.
Perhaps teach yourself to pause in that moment and move within in order to go into deeper connection. At the very least write it down and then take time to contemplate it in a quieter moment.
This whole segment came from simply reading the word “introspection” on an email and wondering how I do that and when I do that. I turned around and wrote this to figure it out. My process of owning an idea is to write to expand upon the concept. How do you take time for introspection and how can you deepen that experience for yourself?
We Affect 100,000 Hearts Around Us
According to HeartMath Institute we affect 10, 000 hearts around us. I had no idea. That means that our group work has great power. When we join the other Light Bearers who are holding High Watch for the world, we have great impact. That is very freeing for me. That is very empowering to me. I will expand and deepen my inner work for the planet.
Immerse Yourself In The Task
When was the last time you completely immersed yourself in a simple task? Oddly enough what popped into my head was the task of shining shoes which no one does any more. There was the cleaning with saddle soap and the applying of polish and the brushing to bring out the shine and finally buffing with a soft cloth to the sheen you desired. All mundane tasks in which we can immerse ourselves and simply be present. Washing dishes, chopping vegetables, making the bed, walking the dog – stay present, stay mindful and immerse yourself in the task.
Believe The Compliments
Listen to the compliments people give you. Take them to heart as their true experience of you.
Years ago, I kept a small journal in which I wrote down some of the very positive things that people say about me – particularly those things that I had not yet recognized about myself. When I was down in the dumps, I reread what other people saw in me and was bolstered.
Start your own Acknowledgement Book in order to understand how others see you.
What You Look For You Get
The Universe gives us what we expect. When we look for the good, we see more good. When we look for the bad, we see more bad. What are you looking for and what are you getting?
Own Your Actions
Your actions are your responsibility. What you say, what you do, what you don’t do, have consequences and they stem from your conscious or unconscious choices. Take time to become aware of the choices you have made and are making. Choose with greater intention and observe the benefits and responses to your actions.
How do you care for your body? How do you care for your family? How mindfully do you do your job? How do you interact with your friends? How aligned are you with your goals?
When you make a new choice take time to explore what manifests and make sure it takes you in the direction you want to go. Your choices, your results.
The Role I Choose
My work begins within me – how I think, how I feel, the choices I make.
My work begins within me – how I think, how I feel, the choices I make. My experience is determined by what I choose, when I choose it and the actions I take.
My work begins within me – how I think, how I feel, the choices I make. My experience is determined by what I choose, when I choose it and the actions I take. I have choice. I have purpose. I have power. I use them wisely.
Cara Lumen, December 2023
What Do You Need To Change In Your Life?
Look at your grouchy moments and see what you can do to heal them. What can you change in your life that will deflect or dissolve what no longer serves you?
Change your cycles, experiment with choices, release what is no longer working and redesign your day.
I have my shared small space problem that is up to me to adapt and adjust to. We will not have individual spaces until we move to the new building in 2026. The current adjustment has to come from me.
I have had a huge shift in my own physical goals. I am beginning to work on stamina and flexibility.
How are you doing with your plans to change your life? How can you motivate yourself to move forward?
What To Do When There Is Nothing To Do
My life is a bit on the boring side. It is up to me to add some seasoning to it.
I have made a shift to add more walking opportunities to my day to strengthen my body but I don’t know what to add to deepen and broaden my learning and my impact role.
What can you add to your life that will broaden you reach, deepen your insights and make a difference in the world?
Create a Healing Space
Where do you go to heal, to regroup or restore? And when do you go there?
My living space is very, very small but through intention and the placement of objects, I have created a space by my big window that is healing and restorative for me and for those who step into it. It is also set up to energetically be protective. You can do a lot with intention.
Where in your home do you go to restore and replenish and heal? How often do you go there?
It can be as simple as a chair you turn to face a window to be with nature and a crystal you hold in your hand.
Create a safe space, a healing space, a restorative space and retreat to it regularly.
Have You Read The Tao Te Ching Translation From Stephen Mitchell?
Th Tao Te Ching is a core book for me. I have read Stephen Mitchell’s translation many times.
The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese classic text and foundational work of Taoism written around 400 BC and traditionally credited to the sage Laozi. According to legend, the Tao Te Ching was intended to be a manual for the rulers of China. It contains advice on morals, metaphysics, and political science. There is generally an emphasis on virtues such as effortless action, naturalness or spontaneity, simplicity, and the three treasures of compassion, frugality, and humility.
“Mitchell’s rendition of the Tao Te Ching comes as close to being definitive for our time as any I can imagine. It embodies the virtues its translator credits to the Chinese original: a gemlike lucidity that is radiant with humor, grace, large heartedness, and deep wisdom.” — Huston Smith, author of The Religions of Man
Pause To Consider
“Science assumes that our physical environment is all that exists, and all knowledge can be learned by examining it. As a result, science concludes consciousness arose from the complexity of physical matter.”
“Conversely, mainstream Religion assumes that there is a spiritual reality behind the physical universe search for truth that has been given to mankind by various entities.”
“Metaphysics believes consciousness came before nature and is the source of all reality, to include the physical universe. In other words, matter is the result, not the source, a true reality.”
– Our Eternal Existence: A Metaphysical Perspective of Reality by David Gaggin
A Heart Reaching Meditation from HeartMath
Focus in the area of your heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your heart area.
As you breathe in, charge the energy of your breath with genuine heartfelt love. Then radiate this love out into the energy field and see it helping to lift people’s spirits and open their hearts.
Next, imagine more and more people awakening to the powerful benefits of radiating kindness and compassionate care to each other.
Close by radiating love and compassionate care to all who are living in survival mode and suffering from war, natural disasters, hunger, abuse, fear or hopelessness.
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New Choices In How I Design My Day
I started to write how I “fill” my day but the idea of designing my day is much more proactive.
Tuesdays and Thursdays are pretty dull. I need to fix that. I bet you have some favorite days and some not-so-favorite days. How do we change them?
First identify your favorite days. What do you do? What do you not do? Use that as a guideline.
I want to add more interaction with interesting people. So I got in my wheelchair and sat in the hall. I used it as an opportunity to exercise my legs by rolling back and forth in my wheelchair. And I had some good conversations as people passed to interact. I will start doing that more – putting myself in a position to engage with others. That’s an easy fix.
You won’t make friends if you don’t go where there are people. You won’t learn new skills if you don’t go exploring. You can learn more about anything online. Go deeper into a topic that interests you. Learn a new skill. Look at what others are doing and see what calls to you.
I learn by reading. From Outer Space to Inner Space: An Apollo Astronaut’s Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds… (Kindle Edition) by Edgar Mitchell and Our Eternal Existence A Metaphysical Perspective of Reality by David Gaggin an in-depth discussion, on who we are, how the universe works and how we fit into it. I have no idea what new avenues of inquiry they will open up but I am going exploring.
I play music from my past on my computer every afternoon and move to it for exercise. I will go out in the hall more often to visit with whoever comes by. I will keep looking for new friends.
Take a close look at how you spend your time and make some new conscious choices about how you fill your day.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
Each day is mine to fill as I chose – with learning, interactions with others, new opportunities.
Each day is mine to fill as I chose – with learning, interactions with others, new opportunities. What is missing? What is needed? What will expand and enhance my life experience?
Each day is mine to fill as I chose – with learning, interactions with others, new opportunities. What is missing? What is needed? What will expand and enhance my life experience? I go within and find my answers.
Cara Lumen, December 2023
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