Finding Balance in Today’s Dramatically Changing World
Living Your Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
Many of us are looking for ways to survive, handle, change, and live with the intense negativity that is erupting on our planet. How do we protect ourselves? How do we change the energy of the world?
First, we clear our own thoughts and expectations.
As I move through dismay, shock, disbelief, and the volatile energy that is erupting from some humans, I have to protect myself from it. I have to set up my Transformative Shield. (Create a Transformative Energy Shield for Protection.) I have to remove all the negative thoughts I have and fill them with white light. How do I even do that?
I go within. I move into meditation and contemplation and stillness and connect with that place within where there is the serenity of wholeness and the feeling of centeredness, of being cosmic consciousness itself. One. One energy. One whole energy. One pure energy. I am Cosmic Energy. You are a Cosmic Energy. We are Cosmic Energy. Know that. Be aware of that.
We must monitor everything we project into the outer world.
Monitor your thoughts. Monitor your beliefs. Monitor your expectations. Move to that place within where you know we are all Cosmic Consciousness and Pure Energy. Pure inclusive loving Energy. What we see around us are fragments breaking off. Let them go. Be responsible for what you are projecting into the world. In every moment. Clear out the negative thought and expectations that are within you and make room for the stillness and serenity of light. Be present in your most spiritual state.
Trust your inner wisdom. Follow your inner guidance.
You know to let go of negative thoughts. You know to be kind to others. You know how to raise your focus to the highest good for all. Do that. Exist in a state of light awareness that radiates out through your own being and on out into the world. Be the light that you are.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I walk the world as Loving Light.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Become aware of the thoughts and ideas that you are allowing into your life and make changes. Choose to focus on the positive. Keep looking for the expressions of higher consciousness and acknowledge it.
- Notice how you feel when you resonate at the highest level of your being.
- Keep doing it.
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===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
How to Deepen Your Cosmic Consciousness
A Deeper Song Adventure
It was a powerful realization for me when I came to understand that we are in fact cosmic consciousness. It is not out there. It is who we are. And because we are in human form we are not as aware of it as we could be. And I set out to change that.
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 Deepen Your Cosmic Consciousness
To Sing a Deeper Song Consider:
Efforting versus Unfolding
What if you stopped efforting? What if you stopped trying to make things happen? What would be left is simply allowing life to unfold. At its own pace. In its own way. In its own good time.
No more forcing. No more have-to list. No more deadlines. Simply observing and responding to the openings that unfold. What a gentle way to live. We can do that.
Explore New Pathways
There is a big difference between walking briskly and purposefully down a path or meandering while looking around and stopping to observe and savor the smells and sounds. When you slow down, you might even discover a side path that leads you on an intriguing adventure.
We have a tendency to make lists and line things up and get things done. But what if, in every action we take, we stand at the entrance to that activity and look around. Look around at what has gotten bigger, or what has gotten smaller, or what new opportunity has shown up. Pausing to observe is a powerful practice.
Look for changes you are to make. The first time I used a walker my body was super sore – until the next day I realized its purpose was to steady me, not support me, and I needed to make the rest of my muscles do their work again. I was asking too much of this new path, and I was not doing my part.
Experiment with possibilities. The Transcendental Meditation I am establishing in my spiritual practice is exceedingly powerful, but I have not found the exact right time for it. Too early in the morning and I am restless. Too late in the day and I take a nap in my chair. I need to adventure and explore to find the right places to insert Transcendental Meditation into my life cycle.
Get the right tools to do the job. With my new walker, I can more easily take out the trash and get my mail. So those no longer are big perceived barriers for me, because I have the right tools for the job.
Be selective. Go down only the paths that call the most to you. I am currently full up of online classes. And yet there is an advanced Qigong course that I own but have not competed but really want to learn and incorporate it into my life. Be selective. Choose what calls to you, what will move you forward the most effectively, and what serves your passion. Do that.
Explore new pathways every day. The Universe awaits you.
Our Unfolding Role
We are being shown two opportunities simultaneously. We are being given our individual role and we are being shown our collective role. They may be similar, and they may be quite different. It is up to us to listen and explore and try out the ideas that present themselves and make our choices. We are being shown two paths at the same time. That of explorer, and that of way-shower. They may be similar and they may be quite different.
One of my jobs is to explore and share what I discover. My role is explorer and way-shower, not do-er. Parts and pieces call to people throughout the world and they act or not. I have a small group of friends I interact with regularly in mutual support. But my role with them is quite different from my role when I focus on the larger job of the Transformative Community.
We get to do both – our personal path and our role in Transformative Community. They may be quite different. And they may be intertwined. Listen to your inner voice. Pay attention to the opportunities that are presented. And notice the choices you are strongly called to make. Follow your individual calling. Lead the way.
Small Persistent Steps
I am currently working with a physical therapist and the major lesson is small, correctly done, persistent repetitions. Over time.
As I work to incorporate these small correctly done physical movements into my life, I use the triggers that are already there – sitting at my desk, drinking my tea, going to get the mail, preparing meals. When I consciously become aware of using a change in focus as a trigger to strengthen my body, my practice becomes more frequent and deliberate. And effective. What habit are you establishing and what prompts do you use to remind you?
Change is as simple as remembering to – well, change.
Find Your Own Reason for Change
It slips up on you, no longer pushing yourself even a bit, letting things go until the project is daunting. Change is easier when you make it in small increments.
As I move through physical therapy, the exercises are simple, but the point is to do them correctly and consciously and regularly. That’s what builds up strength and alignment.
Be conscious. When I take a moment to straighten my torso, everything else shifts and is asked to do its job more efficiently. That focused moment of conscious awareness has huge impact.
Persistence is important in creating change. I need to stand up more, walk further, stand up taller, walk with more awareness. Take persistent action in order to establish a desired pattern. Know your goal and keep going for it.
Change Your Expectation
What if you painted something blue and it turned orange instead? That would certainly change your decor. Life is a bit like that. We make a choice, we apply it and sometimes something totally unexpected shows up.
This is one of those times where nothing is showing up like it used to. What is our new role for ourselves? What is our new role in the collective? Who do we serve? Who do we help? How do we need to change ourselves?
Those are partially decisions to be made and they are partially circumstances that show up. If a situation touches my heart and calls to me, I must explore and see how I am to participate and contribute. When an insightful thought pops into my mind that raises me to a whole new level of awareness, I must follow it – explore and decide if it is for me and how I am to participate in its unfolding.
On one hand, we all have our personal journeys to unfold, but a new path is opening up for those of us who are aware. It is the path of the Higher Collective, the Light Bearers. We are being called into service as Holders of the High Awareness of Ultimate Oneness. We must experience that oneness in our own lives and turn and experience it as a collective. One energy.
When you see your role as part of a larger purpose, how does that role change? Be open. Go exploring. And enthusiastically participate in the Collective Change.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Take Small Steps
Ease your way into change. Try out a new path in small steps. Savor it as you go. Look and listen and respond to what shows up. Pay attention to the nuances.
The first night after I got my walker, my body was super, super sore. It was not entirely about how I was using the walker, it was what I was not doing that was causing the pain. A walker is there to steady you, not hold you up. I had been using a cane and I was leaning on the walker too heavily and my shoulders hurt. A walker is there to hold you steady while you move your body more effectively and with more assurance. But you have to consciously engage and stand tall. It is not a replacement for the work you and your body must still do.
It’s fine to use some support when you are beginning to walk a new way on a new path, but consciously work to stand tall and strong on your own. Use support to build strength and stamina one mindful step at a time.
===MY DEEPER SONG ADVENTURES ===
Be Joyfully in Service
“I was so excited to bring you this I left my mask in the car, I’ll be right back,” said my Physical Therapist Michelle. She had brought me a walker! Don’t you love it when people love their work!
As someone on the receiving end of her help, it is meaningful to me that Michelle loves her work, loves being creative about how she helps people regain their physical strength and flexibility. We’re talking about teaching people very basic and easy strengthening and flexibility exercises. Michele understands how all the bones and muscles and nerves work together in the body and uses that deep knowledge to help others restore some semblance of self-sufficiency to their life.
What are you excited about doing in your own work? How creative are you in teaching others what you have to share? What do you do for others that makes you feel deeply in service?
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Let Go of How It Was
It’s always more comfortable and feels safer when we cling to the familiar. But in this rapidly and dramatically changing world, we cannot do that. We must let go. We must move on. We must leave some beliefs and exceptions behind.
This is the period of the next generation and those of us who have lived on the planet awhile need to get out of the way. Our ways are outdated. We are behind in understanding and working with what is evolving. And this next unfolding is not ours to design. It is ours to support and encourage others, and make room for what they create for themselves.
What if you were faced with a cleared plot of land upon which you could build anything you wanted or grow anything you wanted or live on it in any way you want. How would you design your life? Don’t bring along any of your old baggage. Enter this new land as a child full of wonder, learning from your current surroundings and the opportunities it presents. Observing, making new connections, trying out new approaches. Very flexible. Very experimental. Quite open to change. That’s how we get to approach our “next”.
Be an explorer in the unfolding new world.
===OUR UNFOLDING ROLE===
Focus on Raising the Energy
It’s easy to get pulled down into the detail and be mired there. But how we survive is to focus on raising our awareness of our existence in the collective consciousness. Not everyone can hear that or do that or wants to. But when I get an email in response to a post or a newsletter that says, “You spoke to me”, I know I am assisting others simply by staying focused on exploring and learning and keeping my energy focused on the whole. It is not my job to focus on the details of certain levels of existence. I have my tribe. We have each other. And my role is to support us in being transformational leaders, in expanding our own consciousness, in building bridges to this new evolving future that is filled with light and collective understanding. Focus on where you want to go. And don’t look back.
How Are You to Be In Service?
Look back over your life at those life-altering moments when you gained a new awareness of your role and its possibilities. Three come to mind immediately for me.
When I asked an ex-priest where you go for help if you don’t believe God is out there somewhere but is actually deep within you, he said, “You dig deeper within yourself, pull yourself up by your bootstraps.” That was a major step into a lifetime of self-sufficiency.
20 years later, walking across Central Park my friend said, “We are rocks, others depend on us.” I asked, “Who do we depend on?” “Other rocks” was her answer. I understood.
In the past ten years or so, I see myself as a spiritual explorer who is to share what she discovered with others. Now I am looking for my role in the Unfolding Planet. It is still about exploring and sharing what I find. But there is also a calling to encourage others to raise their expectation of their own role in this unfolding new era. How I do that is evolving, but my role is clear, join with others to raise the Awareness of Oneness in those who can hear it.
Stay open for the doors that are opening for you and walk through them. What is your role in this rapidly moving world and how is it changing?
The Empty Reed
My flute holds empty space and yet when I offer it my breath it sings a song.
The wind plays a melody of rustling leaves as it moves through the trees.
There are sighs of relief. Sighs of ecstasy. Sounds of laughter. All from our breath and the reed of our body.
What songs do you play on your body instrument? Joyous songs, thoughtful songs, introspective songs, sad songs, playful songs? You are the player and have control of the music you share. What are you playing and would you like to change your tune???
Be empty and let spirit speak through you.
===SING A DEEPER SONG===
The Cycles of Change
The first yellow leaves fall to the ground. It is the ending of one cycle and the beginning of another.
The first yellow leaves fall to the ground. It is the ending of one cycle and the beginning of another. Change wraps her cloak around my shoulders and I settle in.
The first yellow leaves fall to the ground. It is the ending of one cycle and the beginning of another. Change wraps her cloak around my shoulders and I settle in. We will go adventuring, Change and I. I wonder what we will discover.
-Cara Lumen, October 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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