Understand Your Role
Living Your Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
I’m a start-up gal. I love to explore and identify ideas and use them in unusual ways. I’m not always much of a completer but I’m definitely an originator. It is important to know your calling and honor it as your special gift.
Some of this I came to understand by studying the enneagram. There are boss types and creative types and worker bee types. Some people thrive on being in service to others. It’s important to know your own preferences and honor them.
If I insist on being strongly creative, then I probably need to find someone else to do the technical work of editing my podcasts. If I love to strategize, I may best be in service by stepping in at various stages along the path of a project to help organize some ideas and structure them for action, a getting-projects-unstuck sort of person.
Know your role. Know your gifts and let those guide your path.
You may fill different roles in different situations. I usually instinctively and organically step in to organize – whatever it is. I also always want to write publicity or explanations or guidebooks. I use my writing to focus thoughts – including my own.
Look back over your life and notice the most rewarding, fulfilling experiences you have had. What was your role? How rewarding was it? How would you adapt what you are doing today to make it more rewarding?
Sometimes we get in a rut in playing our favorite roles. Part of it comes from people calling on us to do what we are good at. Other times we are so good at performing a function that it simply is usually our job to do.
Go exploring. Move outside of your comfort zone. I’m not a particularly good artist, but I have taken art classes and I have a good time making line drawings of some of my journeys. I have studied music and sung in many choral groups – now my musical expression is through native flutes and drums for my own enjoyment. Your gifts will evolve over the years. Your talent will be applied to a variety of formats. Go exploring.
Notice what has evolved as a new opportunity for you. Podcasts are a natural for someone like me who has two degrees in theater and was television talent. I have been a professional copywriter and a Content Development Coach. Now I get to write what I want to in my own newsletter.
Your gifts will evolve. Where you apply them will unfold. Go exploring. Learn to use your gifts in new ways and see where it leads you. It’s not enough to simply understand your role, it is important to choose your role to fit where you are in your life path today.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I look at my path of the past and my path of today and bring forward the best in myself.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Look for new ways to apply the gifts you have been given.
- What new roles are opening up into unexpected ways that the unfolding world is calling to you?
How to Overcome Fear
I am writing about how to overcome fear to figure it out because I don’t have an answer. My legs hurt a LOT when I get up from a chair. I think it is because my structure is shifting, but it hurts and now I experience fear and apprehension before I stand up which simply makes it a worse experience.
What do you do when you anticipate pain? How can you change that fear? Anticipation can be numbing.
Do you go into circumstances expecting the worst? Do you picture all sorts of devastating scenarios before you move into a situation? It’s really hard to keep a positive thought when your past experience has been painful.
I send Reiki to my hips before I stand. I center and take a calming breath before I stand – so I can stop the anticipation of pain that I expect at the move I am planning to make. I need to focus on what I do that feels aligned. But boy, negative anticipation can really stop you cold.
I don’t have an answer. As the pain stopped happening the fear went away. If you continually experience something negative you come to expect it. You anticipate it. You fear it. You tense up and make the experience even more extreme than it actually is.
The next day I was able to stand up with less pain and the fear and apprehension begin to dissolve. How do you stop anticipating the worst?
I don’t have an answer for this. Only the problem. And the negative anticipation makes the experience worse.
What are you anticipating in your life that needs to be shifted? How will you do that?
The centered awareness of being in your Still Point. Your complete immersion in the heartbeat of nature. Losing your sense of self in the expression of music. A quiet mind that makes room for deeper awareness. How do you find solitude? How do you create stillness?
Solitude is replenishing. It is restorative. It is revealing. You can be in solitude alone and you can feel alone in a crowd. Create moments of contemplative thought throughout each day. Take a releasing breath. Gaze out into nature. Allow for the deep absorption of the energy around you. Be aware. Take time to be alone. Find your Still Point and reside there.
Looking back over my long life, there are some less than stellar choices that I made along the line. But I also know I made them in the moment from what I knew and understood and felt and experienced. So yes, they were somewhat unaware choices. Perhaps unaware of the long-term effect. Perhaps unaware of the immediate effect. I simply was not aware. And what’s true of you is true of others. People who hurt you or added negativity to your life were probably doing it out of simply being unaware of certain circumstances at the time. Everyone needs forgiveness for the past. Just let go and leave behind your less-than-stellar choices and actions so you can move forward. Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Let go. And move on.
When You Are ready the Answer Will Appear
I’m reading a book that is rich and deep and is exactly what I need to learn right now. Don’t you love it with the right information shows up in a form you are eager to accept? And I have another book I will read next that will be equally expanding.
So what do you do with new information? In my process of absorbing an idea I write about it – here and in podcasts. That’s one way I figure things out. Then I find creative ways to apply the concepts and experiment with them and adjust my actions as I get results.
How do you explore a new idea? Where do you find your transformative ideas? Keep looking. Keep exploring and experimenting.
Goals and Your Progress
I have completed three months of physical therapy and next week I meet with my therapist to outline what I want to accomplish in the next three months. This is interesting because setting these goals depends on how my body responds. It is not like setting a goal I know I can accomplish. I’m not going to aim for walking to the end of the parking lot driveway. I will aim for quality – standing tall, everything working smoothly and in coordination, and providing the foundation upon which to build up stamina.
There, I found it – my goal is to strengthen my foundation – the strength and stamina, and flexibility that I can build upon.
As you begin to consider goals for the coming year, how strong is the foundation you are building to stand on? And what beliefs do you need to change in order to know that what you imagine is possible?
Lift your gaze. And your expectation of what is possible.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Recognize the Positive
Our thoughts can be positive or they can pull us down with their negativity. As you move through your day, notice the direction of your thoughts. Notice how much encouragement you give yourself. Notice how much discouragement you give yourself. And make some changes. Look at what you have created and focus on those manifestations that truly represent the progress you choose to make. Pat yourself on the back for that. Release the less than stellar choices as experiments that you learned from. Learn from your mistakes and move on.
I journeyed to find out what I need to actively do to help my body, to restore its stamina and flexibility. The message was, “This is a form of self-sufficiency training. How much are you willing to do to strengthen your body and help it restore to some semblance of stronger usefulness?”
Do the work. We have to do the work. We can’t just sit and hope, we have to take action steps. We need to be conscious of our choices. We need to structure our personal progress so we explore, develop and mindfully choose what we need to know and accomplish next. Create your personal well-being program, your own self-sufficiency training. What does that look like for you?
There’s a once-in-a-lifetime astrological event happening in 2022…The United States of America’s Pluto Return.
This means that Pluto is returning to the exact point it was when the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th, 1776…
And it only happens once every 225 years! There is a seminar here on November 12: Astrology Hub
===MY DEEPER SONG ADVENTURES ===
Listen to the wind. It talks.
Listen to the silence. It speaks.
Listen to your heart. It knows.
– Native American Proverb
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Shine Your Light in the Corners
Those of us who are called are to not only raise our sights but also focus on shining our light of Consciousness Awareness in all the corners. How do we do that?
My version begins with looking for and identifying those who are working in light, who are walking the planet in an ever-deepening place of service. When you identify them, step up and walk beside them for a while. We support each other, we encourage each other, we learn for each other, we inspire and motivate each other. We teach each other. And perhaps we even protect each other.
Be responsible for your own path. Make conscious choices. Takes conscious steps. Lift your gaze.
Keep walking upward on your path. Keep listening to the encouragement you receive and notice where it comes from.
In this continuing flow of change, we must keep choosing – we must keep choosing light, we must keep choosing awareness we must keep choosing Cosmic Consciousness. We must choose it each day, consciously, with curiosity and determination as we search for the lessons and guidance to move us into a positive, inclusive, cosmic future.
Shine a light in the corner of your life and take heart with what you find. The corners are full of unexpected gifts to help you move purposefully along your path.
Do You Follow Your Insights?
It sometimes takes time to trust that inner voice, your intuition, those hunches that seem to show up out of nowhere. But they are you talking to you. They are your inner voice, your inner wisdom, your inner guidance offering you nudges here in the human world. Pay attention. At least consider them. Perhaps explore them a bit to see how they unfold. Let your hunches direct you as those insights take you adventuring. You’ll be surprised where you end up.
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
===OUR UNFOLDING ROLE===
Your Soul’s Purpose
I turn 89 this month which means I have a lot of life to look back over to see what my soul’s purpose has been and still is. Some of the themes are evident, the curiosity, the creativity, the writing, with the common thread of spiritual searching. My path has held consistent themes.
Finding your purpose is not always easy. You must embrace life wholeheartedly, explore many different pathways, and allow yourself to grow. Your purpose is as unique as you are and will evolve as you move through life.
Purpose is what excites you. It is what fills you with satisfaction. It’s what drives you. Can you identify your soul’s purpose?
What appears to be chaos is actually opportunity. It is jump time. Time for us to take giant steps, leaps of faith, and trust that we will discard what is no longer needed and encourage what is beneficial for this next unfolding. So the old habits, the outdated thought patterns, the no-longer useful beliefs are dying and they are not happy about it. But they are no longer needed. They are to be rapidly replaced with a sense of world community that makes us care for each other, support each other, walk strongly beside each other. No wonder some people are really grouchy at this change. It goes against the grain. It makes their perspective outdated and wrong and not useful.
This is a giant jump we are taking. There’s new technology. New urgency. And those of us who are moving forward must let go of what is no longer working, what no longer serves us, what no longer serves others. It’s it is if we’re about to step out of a warm shower and choose a fresh wardrobe for the day. How do we want to craft our life? How do we want to shape our exchanges with others? All of life comes from our inner world. It comes from our beliefs and intentions and expectations. So we can actually sit quietly and make stuff up. We can visualize people living in harmony. In collaboration. And peace. We can learn to feel the experience of inclusion. And look for it and bring more of it into our day. We are jumping into the future with every choice we make. Make sure they are conscious choices.
Who are you becoming?
I Am Moving into the Cosmos to Do My Work
Here’s another of my shamanic journeys:
Question: I have turned onto a new path. What guidance can you give me?
Journey: I am walking beside the male hiker guide that I met in my last journey. He whistles and walks jaunty down the path. I walk without my walker beside him. I don’t walk jauntily but I am waking strongly.
Are you going to show me my path? I ask. He grins and takes a larger step. I follow. Suddenly we are in a circle from which emerges nine paths. There is no straightforward path, there is a choice to be made. And that choice will make all the difference. I want to go to the cosmos they say. Seven of the paths turn into one of the seven sacred rays. I do not want to choose a path of an individual ray I say. I want a higher path. The golden path. A higher path. My guide and I rise three feet off the ground. Angel With The Golden Wings comes down and takes my hand and off we go. We fly even past the Void into the Cosmic Consciousness. There is a humming there. Because those who are there are busy. They are imagining and creating scenarios in the air and they are helping others. I get to work. Suddenly I am in a long golden robe and I’m in the Circle of Light Beings. We have our Individual Harps playing a song that is very intertwined. “This is one place I serve,” I say. Angel With The Golden Wings nods in agreement. “You need to get to the book on the biofields,” says my guide, my Male Hiker. That will give you some tools to begin to do deeper work. It’s OK to have this imaginal concept but the biofield is the way the work is done. Keep studying.
“I am worried about my body and my capabilities to keep going because I’m having a really good time.” You have work to do and you’ll be able to do it. You are prepared for the work. You will do the work. You can do the work. You want to do the work. It is important work. Yes, you can share more journeys with the Deeper Song Community. Perhaps do a journey specifically for the group. Your body is entering a new phase of participation. Be patient with it be supportive of it, do some work with it so it can get strong again.
“I’ve just gotten out of my chair and it hurt my body a lot. Can you please help my body so I can do this better?” You have some choices to make and one of them is to care for your body better. Do that first. Keep your mind open. You have work to do and you will be shown what to do and how to do it and when to do it. Rise above your humanness. The Flying Indigo Rug is good, the Cat is good, the new direction is good. Let it unfold.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
My inner voice speaks to me. Sometimes I understand, sometimes I don’t.
My inner voice speaks to me. Sometimes I understand, sometimes I don’t. But I always trust – trust its wisdom, trust its guidance.
My inner voice speaks to me. Sometimes I understand, sometimes I don’t. But I always trust – trust its wisdom, trust its guidance. And I keep exploring.
Cara Lumen, November 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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