Living Your Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the rapid and dramatic events playing out all over the planet. There can be a feeling of helplessness at the sheer hugeness of the destruction and dramatic change that is happening on so many levels. It is a far-reaching and necessary change that is taking place in order to lead us to a new level of understanding and inclusiveness and interconnectedness. A new level of being. It is a huge step and it is a bumpy ride.
There is a trust factor we must develop here. As we stay focused on increasing our awareness of everything as one all-inclusive energy, we must monitor our beliefs and keep going in the direction of this unexpected and unpredictable unfolding, trusting the Universe to both guide us and guard us.
It helps to remember that we don’t need to completely understand what is happening right now, nor do we need to be able to predict the future. Our job is to deepen our own vibrational awareness of the whole universe being one interconnected energy. We immerse ourselves in the vibration of oneness by monitoring our thoughts and expectations, expanding our inner inclusive awareness with meditation, journaling, and reading words that inspire us, that help us move us to that place of All-ness that is already within us, just waiting for us to choose to reside in it. Move your being into Centered Oneness. All is well in our world.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I move within to find the wholeness and unity of our Cosmic Oneness.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Sit in meditation and experience yourself as absorbed in the vast Oneness, the wholeness of All-That-Is.
- As you sit in wholeness ask how you are to express that wholeness in your life here on the planet.
- Listen and respond as you are called.
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===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
The Two Vital Sides of Your Spiritual Practice
A Deeper Song Insight
I stopped cold when I heard this. I had never before thought of my spiritual life in this manner and it helped me make some important new choices for my spiritual development.
There are two aspects to our spiritual practice, one is to deepen your own embodiment of our connection with spirit and the other is to deepen our connection with source. Those are two different focuses in our spiritual development. We want to be certain we are addressing both aspects. Let’s figure out how together.
In this episode we explore
The Two Vital Sides of Your Spiritual Practice
Deeper Song Website
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We Never Know What Lives We Touch
John came to fix my refrigerator. He fixes everything around here. When he was finished he told me that when he sweeps the halls on Thursday and I am playing my flutes, he stops, leans up against the wall, and just listens.
I had no idea.
I showed him my flutes and when he emails me I will send him links to where I got them.
His comment prompted me to deepen my own experience by getting out the drumming tracks I have that both stimulate and inspire my flute playing. I had a lovely session and vowed to use the drumming tracks more often.
We both gained from that share. You just never know how we touch the lives of another and how their life will touch you back.
Identify Your Path
Because I am in the process of change, I write things down so I can clarify my thoughts and notice my progress. I am using the Fall Equinox to begin to chronicle this next period of personal observation. Because it is a time of harvest I can see what I have grown this year and it is an opportunity for me to be very still and listen to the inner change that is happening within me. I’m getting insights about where I’m headed, but the path has yet to be revealed.
Create a place on your desktop to capture your illuminating thoughts as you journey through your day and review them on a regular basis in order to to deepen your understanding of the unfolding message the universe keeps offering.
Here’s my current understanding of my unfolding path: “Your task is to develop your intuition and spiritual awareness. Successful navigation of this leads to a new sense of oneness with the universe.”
I’m up for that!
Define Your Role
A close friend is evolving as she changes into the new role she will take in her retirement. As we look for words to describe what she is going to do I realized that how we are willing to define ourselves is important. How we see ourselves can be uplifting or it can hold us back, tie us down. For instance, it took me a while to accept that I was indeed a “spiritual explorer”. The table “metaphysical philosopher” took some growing into.
Try on a descriptive name and see how it feels. Explore and see how the phrase feels and fits. Sometimes we have to grow into a title we want or choose.
How do you define your work, your place of service, and does it need to change to allow for more room for expansion?
I’ve been watching a lot of Animal Planet lately and much of the conversation is about how to add enrichment to the lives of the animals. That often means mental stimulation or a new addition to their habitat that encourages physical development or natural instincts. So I begin to look at the word enrichment for me. “The act of imposing or enhancing the quality or value of something.” I wondered what I actively chose to do that enriches my life.
Enrichment can be about learning something. It can be about adding to something that is already established. I have added more TM meditation time and it is enriching my spiritual practice. I work at adding forms of movement to enrich and empower my body to move more easily. I’m listening to more classical music to affect my mood.
I want to establish a time for more enriching study. I am working on adding focused strengthening movement in my day – like a regular Qi Gong practice. I have room for a lot of new and stimulating choices. I take time to go exploring and see what resonates.
What areas of your life need enrichment? What are you going to do to deepen your experience and expansion?
Are You Spending Your Time Wisely?
I’m not. I waste time I spend time doing things that don’t really move me forward. I need to change that.
Begin with your priorities. I now have a physical therapist coming weekly for a few months to help me stand up straighter so I know that I want to consciously change my schedule to take advantage of that support and the exercises she gives me to perform.
I want to adjust my day to include a more focused meditation period that does not end up as napping in a chair. I want to establish a learning period each day in which I read the books I have chosen to deepen my awareness and insights. I always have time to write because I love to do that. I am driven to create and record and edit my podcasts on a timely basis as part of my self-expression. I just have to make room for and find the prompts for new things – physical movement and meditation. Talk about contrast…
What do you want to make room for? Look over your days to see how you need to adjust your schedule and identify some marker/prompts to help you fit in all that you want to do.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Send Healing Vibration to Your Body
It’s probably because my body is rather rickety at this point in time, but I am using more sound healing and directing it to specific places on and in my body. We always put an intention with a humming sound like the intention of balancing, of clearing out, or strengthening. Use an intentional hum to send focused energy to both known and unknown parts of your body. Sound goes everywhere. When I hum to my hips I know that it’s going to get bones and cells and muscles and ligaments – whatever needs healing. How are you working to self heal your body?
===MY DEEPER SONG ADVENTURES ===
This is an extremely important listen for those of us who are healers and those of us who wish to heal ourselves. The Biofield: The Missing Link Between Healing and Consciousness with Shamini Jain.
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
The Way It Was
“The world that is dying also contains within it the future seeds of a new world.” – Jean Houston.
Things will not ever be the way they were and that is a good thing. That means we are learning and exploring and evolving. This is a time of dramatic evolution and we must welcome it and explore the many unfolding opportunities.
Be like a wet dog shaking her whole body to get the water off. Shake out your life. Shake off the doubts and stagnation of your life and enjoy a clean start.
Everything is changing and we must change with it. We have beliefs and choices within these revolving circumstances that we must question – like letting go of methods and ideas that are harmful or obsolete or have flat out been proven to be incorrect. Welcome each day with a fresh look and a lot of questions. Is this how I want to feel? Is that what I believe? What have I learned today that I want to build on, to absorb into my life? Let go of the way it was and start building the way it is going to be.
Weakened from Disuse
The physical therapist said that the upper part of my legs were stiff from lack of use. That made a lot of sense. I sit a lot. What else have I let move into disuse in my life as I age? I’m not walking as much. I don’t go anyplace because I no longer have a car. Covid sort of stopped the social activities. I have some work to do in order to create a viable day that is balanced and contains all the elements I need. The physical activity. The interaction. The spiritual activity. The creative choices.
What areas of your life have become weakened by lack of use and how are you rectifying that?
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
The Forgotten Corner
It lay in the corner alone and forgotten.
It lay in the corner alone and forgotten. When I finally noticed it, I knew I wanted to bring it back into my life.
It lay in the corner alone and forgotten. When I finally noticed it, I knew I wanted to bring it back into my life. I turned, scooped it up, and gave it a great welcoming hug.
All is again well in my world.
Cara Lumen September 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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