Are You Flunking Compassion?
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
I am truly lacking the ability to extend comparison to those I disagree with and it was a shock to realize that I was doing exactly what I was accusing them of doing. I am watching a specific group of people in the US spew hatred for any of their fellow humans who differ from their beliefs and their race. For this group of active haters that pretty much includes the whole world – anyone and everyone who does not think and look like and believe like they do.
To my deep consternation, I realized that I was judging them for not loving thy neighbor as thyself which is a pretty fundamental concept for these conservative Christians. To my dismay, I realized that I was holding them separate – that I was judging them – not with hatred, but with strong criticism, disbelief and a fair degree of anger. I have my own work to do.
What we sow, so shall we reap. I’m watching that segment of our country spew hatred. Hatred against other races. Opposition against the rights of those who are different. It is active, violent hatred and it’s making me so concerned and judgmental that although I don’t hate them, I don’t understand them and am very critical of them. And that’s not good for me or my spiritual growth.
Where is compassion? Where is unconditional love? Where is inclusiveness? Not just in them, but also in me.
I am having a very hard time feeling compassion for those who are so filled with hatred of others. I don’t even know where to begin to hold them in my heart when I’m being judgmental and critical and angry. None of what I feel affects them. It only affects me.
Christianity is not the oldest religion. Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world. The great majority of religious followers fall under twelve classical religions–Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism. We live in a diversified world of multiple religions.
There’s no point in trying to understand this religious-based hatred because I can’t. If in fact my approach to life is to try to see us all as One Light, at this point in time I seem to have a great deal of personal work to do.
I only know how to work energetically. To try to be the most positive, kindest, compassionate person I can be. And I’m already flunking because I cannot hold much compassion for that group of people who are trying to put out the Light of others. I don’t understand their “why”.
Our planet is filled with one group trying to suppress another. All of them are men suppressing women as they seek and seize more power.
I Create a Transformative Energy Shield for Protection around myself that helps me modify my own negative thoughts and protects me from the negative thoughts in the world. But that’s not inclusion, that’s not embracing everyone in my own heart. I seem to be flunking compassion for those I disagree with. And I don’t know what to do about it because I’m a little scared and I’m very much in disbelief about the prevalence of so many negative ideas around the rights of others to be fully who they are.
To be the Light Worker I want to be, I have to find a way to open my heart and be compassionate for those I see as threatening our entire democracy. I don’t know how to do that. And I don’t know if I can do that. I’m in disbelief and I don’t even want to try to embrace them in light. But that’s exactly what they are doing. Oh, the hard lessons we have to learn.
How do we open our hearts to embrace those who are spewing hatred? I don’t have an answer for that. Only one huge gigantic question mark.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I work to extend my compassion to those with whom I totally disagree.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- This is such a huge challenge for me I don’t even know where to begin. I can’t start with compassion for those who are spewing hatred because I don’t have it in me – yet. My tendency is to visualize a unified world in which we each recognize ourselves as Light Beings and we each strive to express that light in what we say and think and do.
- I know that people are beginning to congregate in smaller community groups so they can experience mutual support. I can visualize those heartfelt groups as palpitating hearts of love and inclusion on our planet. I can visualize myself as a member of one of those groups. I can feel myself expressing compassion for those who are also kind and loving. But there it stops. I cannot bring myself yet to hold in my heart those who spew hated.
- All I know to do is try to keep loving myself and as many others as I can. It looks like we all may need to work on this one.
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
Trust The Universe To Develop The Plan
The universe has capabilities we cannot even imagine. We have to learn to trust and draw from the depth of creative possibilities within the Universal Mind.
We need to learn to listen. We need to ask the right questions and we need to learn to interpret the answers we get.
For instance, consider the environment. The universe has giving us ideas like wind power and solar power and yet there is still active work as caretaker humans that we must continue to do.
We continue to be given new tools like 3-D printing which is being used to build homes for the homeless and Artificial Intelligence that we must learn to use with care.
We can go to outer space. New experiences and insights and possibilities await us there. It is the opening of a new door that we must explore and learn from and adapt to.
Our role is to be observant, to explore new opportunities and figure out how to apply them for the highest good.
Our job is to pay attention. To explore. To consider. To adapt. To bring into being.
Be inquisitive. Be flexible. Be intuitive and trust the universe to bring us the insights we need for our next steps.
Is It Time To Change Directions?
Look at your life right now and see if you are where you want to be or if you are headed in the direction you want to go. Take a couple of weeks to look at the various aspects of your life and notice which ones are nurturing and which ones are not.
Are you so immersed in your job that you don’t have time for personal growth, for self-nourishment? What needs to change and how are you changing it?
I changed direction because I moved into a new living situation and a new place of service open up.
If you’re going to retire, you have another thirty years of living to do. How do you want to make your life active and productive and interesting? Sometimes you have to explore a multitude of opportunities and sometimes all you can do is hold steady, explore your options and make yourself ready for another challenge.
There are many reasons to consider a change in directions. Find what stimulates and motivates you, get creative and move forward.
Take Responsibility for Healing Yourself
Give Yourself A Healing Hug
When was the last time you were hugged? I can’t remember. I have begun to give myself hugs. I cross my arms in an embrace and say, “I love you, you’re doing well. I like the direction you’re going.” I let it seep in until I feel the love and acknowledgement.
I am not a hugger, and it is also not appropriate under some circumstances. What better thing to learn and practice than to hug yourself? And then do it on a regular basis.
Where will you place a gentle hug of yourself and a soft “I love you” into your day?
Explore New Potential and Possibilities
How Do You Handle Change?
Do you welcome change as a new opportunity or are you overwhelmed because it asks you to do things differently?
Change can open up new opportunities. It can be fun, it can be challenging, it can be informative and it can be scary but in the long run change is inevitable whether it be large or small.
Stay flexible. Change is on ongoing. Ask yourself to expand your expectations.
Look for the overarching theme of the proffered change to see what alternate path it is suggesting so you can make course corrections if you choose.
What do you need to learn about what this proffered change offers? How do you have to change to absorb and accommodate it? What do you need to learn and how do you need to change your thinking in order to make this change? Is this change for you now, or later or at all? Gather insights from those around who have made a similar change. How did they handle it? What did they gain from it?
Change is not about making a hard decision, it is about a persistent exploration that leads to a gradual deepening awareness and new insights of how to continue living your life. Change is an integral part of life. How do you handle change?
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
How To Bring Healing To Your Challenges And Conflicts
The first thing we have to remember is that we are all One Energy. Because we are One Energy, we actually do not have challenges and conflicts, we only perceive that we do. So how do we change that?
I have pretty good luck feeling my connection to nature, or my pets, or someone that I love. But the bumpy times, the rough relationships, the challenges, make me feel broken up into pieces rather than one complete whole energy.
I have to practice feeling loved. I have to learn to recognize and encourage and expand my experience of love.
Embracing your conflict or fear and transform it. I might picture a conflict I face as a small animal that needs comforting – which in a sense it is. It needs encouraging in order to grow into its true potential and make the difference it is meant to make
I’m not sure how much active love I send my own way. I know the things I like about myself. I guess I can start right there. I need to look at my heart. When we stop to look, when we pause to consider, challenges and conflicts offer lessons and insights and deepening awareness.
=== DEEPER SONG PHILOSOPHIES ===
When You See The Situation And The People Involved As Sacred, Everything Changes
Is this discord in our world because we need to get a lesson and what lesson is that?
What is the lesson I need to learn from the many conflicts of the world? What is the lesson I need to learn from planetary temperatures we’ve never seen before? What are the lessons I need to learn from my own personal challenges? And am I, in fact, learning them?
When we see the situation and the people involved as sacred and the whole scenario changes.
=== INSIGHTS FROM THE UNSEEN WORLD===
Guidance to Consider
Spend Time In A Higher Vibration Where Duality Does Not Exist
Duality is when we see ourselves as separate. Our planet sure is full of feelings of separateness. As a woman I see myself as different from a man. As a 90-year-old I see myself as different from pretty much any other age. My education separates me. My spiritual path separates me. My belief system separates me. The color of my hair separates me. My height separates me. We are full of excuses and beliefs to feel separate.
How do we access this spirit of oneness that removes all feelings of being separate?
The place in which we are all One Energy is Source, The Universe – whatever you want to call the over-arching, all-encompassing, unified and equalizing energy.
For me, that is where I am again contemplating, experiencing, feeling myself as one with Source energy along with everyone and everything else in our universe. It’s a very large inclusive list and I have to use my imagination to see and feel the depth and breadth and expansiveness of being part of the web of life and an integral part of Source.
I have to use my imagination. I have to practice experiencing myself in the heart of Source in how I express myself in my life and my choices and my existence.
We must learn to walk the world as Source expressing inclusivity, oneness and feeling our hearts beat as One.
How do you spend time in a higher vibration where duality does not exist?
===DEEPER SONG DISCOVERIES===
Resources to Explore
A Fascinating Read
I am totally excited about reading The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World by Lynne McTaggart. I love how she writes and I love what she’s going to teach me.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEARERS===
Expand Your Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
The Spiritual Practice Of Offering Gratitude
To my daily spiritual practice, I have begun to establish a time to offer gratitude. I reflect back on the insights I have received, the choices I had the opportunity to make, the interactions I had with others and the unexpected gifts I have received. It is a lovely way to end my day.
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Raise Your Sights and Your Expectations
We Are One Planet Among Many
If you ever looked at your astrological chart you know there are some very influential planets affecting our lives. When you look at theHubble telescope you see how truly small our planet Earth is in the overall scheme of the universe.
It makes me feel small and yet when I think of us as all one energy, it expands my mind, raises my expectations and the range of new possibilities soars.
It also expands my concept of my work in the world – multiple stars and planets and who knows what beyond.
The full moon this month traveled brightly across my windows and I got to watch her progress and be with her energy. The July full moon is the closest the moon comes to our planet each year and I visualize it sending positive energy to every part of our world as it makes its cycle. Incorporating this vision of millions of stars and planets and their potential for other life forms is a fascinating way to expand my participation on the planet.
Did you ever watch any of the episodes on Ancient Aliens that explore the Great Pyramid or other ancient buildings for which there seem to be no known technology at the time they were built? You know that it is considered probable that space entities provided the technology for such amazing feats as the supersize stacking of geometrically precise stones on the Great Pyramid and precisely curved drawings in solid stone. A terra-cotta army of more than 8,000 life-size soldiers guarded the burial site of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di.
We are one planet among many. How does that expand your thinking? And your expectations?
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Support and Encouragement for Our Unfolding Role in the Future
The Over-Arching View
Whenever I get bogged down in the details of a specific aspect of our world, I pause to raise my gaze and focus on the over-arching energy. Our planet is in distress because of how we humans in every part of the world are not caring for it. That should be a priority for education and action and new ideas for healing it. Every person on the planet should have the well-being of the planet as a priority. Otherwise, we have nothing. But that’s not our primary focus.
The problem seems to be years in the making. The answers seem daunting. And yet who else is going to make the necessary changes unless it is each one of us and our own individual keep-a-light-foot-on-the-planet lives. And there are still so many that are unaware of the problem and the threat to our existence.
It takes both small individual steps and large group efforts to help the planet. What are you doing and how are you doing it?
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
==== DEEPER SONG EXPLORATION ===
Honor Your Time And Unsubscribe
There is nothing like a good house cleaning at any time of your life. In my case I’m cleaning out my email subscriptions.
I have begun an active campaign to unsubscribe from feeds I no longer read. The first day I unsubscribed from five things I never read and I liked how that felt. For several day I continued to examine what I received to make certain it was what I wanted to continue to have access to.
Next time you go through your email, give serious thought to whether you want to continue subscribing to that particular feed and do a little housecleaning. It will make your life easier.
What other areas of your life do you need to take time to declutter?
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
To keep my space sacred, I must declutter.
To keep my space sacred, I must declutter. I must throw out what is no longer relevant or useful.
To keep my space sacred, I must declutter. I must throw out what is no longer relevant or useful. I take a deep cleansing breath in my newly-opened space.
– Cara Lumen, July 2023
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