Prepare, Let Go and Trust
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
It was like turning off the faucet of worry. I had done all I could do as far as releasing physical things to make room for my move into a smaller space. The space will not open up for some months because there is a waiting list. I had prepared and planned and then I let go of it all. I trusted that my visioning work, my planning, my intention to be assigned a particular space size to accommodate my large screen monitor would manifest. I have done everything I know to prepare and it is now time to let go and simply trust.
What a relief. I have no control over the timing but I am as ready as I need to be at this point in time. So I get to move on. Yeah.
At the same time, almost within the space of a few hours, a new focus of exploration showed up, the condo of the Cosmic Counselors, and I have joyfully and energetically immersed myself in exploring that concept and its guidance.
Do the prep work. Do not move into worry over what the universe has to do. Trust the outcome. It’s a lesson we get to practice over and over in our lives. Do your part, then release and trust the process.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I prepare for my next step and then I release, let go, and trust.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Do the work. Get as ready as you can. Then let go and trust the perfect outcome will unfold.
- Look around at what has opened up for you to do next. Do that. It will all unfold in the perfect time.
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
Who You Are Is The Sum of All The Choices You Have Made
We make our choices based on who we are in the moment that we make the choice. It is the sum of where our thinking is. It is the sum of how we feel about ourselves. It is the sum of influence from other people. It is a sum of what we are aware of or know of.
All of those aspects are constantly changing, expanding, moving forward. I might make one choice in the morning and then make a different choice in the afternoon because my awareness has shifted. Our life unfolds according to our choices. We are responsible for what unfolds and we must trust that the outcome is perfect for where we are in our life right now.
I don’t regret any of my choices and I’ve made some odd and impactful ones. I cannot change those choices that were made out of not knowing, of not being aware. I love my intuition and I follow it willingly and trustingly.
Trust the unfolding process. Who you are is the sum of all the choices you have made and it is all perfect just the way it is.
Where Does Your Guidance Come From and How Do You Recognize It?
It can be a hunch, a knowing or a circumstance. Where does your guidance come from and how do you recognize it?
My inner voice is very clear and can be fairly wordy. Sometimes it comes with a tremendously strong sense of urgency in knowing that I need to explore a particular concept and probably write about it in order to understand it.
Sometimes it’s a circumstance that leads to some great “aha” moment when you recognize the door opening to a new path to explore and new choices to make. And sometimes it’s as easy as a phrase that comes floating into some conversation that makes you turn in an entirely new direction.
Pay attention. Learn to recognize the subtle and not-so-subtle nudges of the universe as it opens doors and guides you to new adventures. Where does your guidance come from? How do you recognize it? Come, let’s go exploring.
Finding An Answer
I love it when I find a new resource. On the second interview I listened to on the Shift Network Shamanic Summit I found Michael Meade (mosaicvoices.org) who gave me the answers I have been looking for about how I am to work with and respond to the dramatic changes that are going on in the planet both in nature and its population. What a relief when a new path opens up new possibilities for you to explore.
Nature is always about evolution and that’s what is happening. We are evolving. We are opening the door to the new and we are leaving behind old ways and expectations. We are evolving.
It is comforting for me to know that all this chaos is simply a group process, a changing of direction process, an evolution. I can do change, for that’s what we’re being asked to do. We are to examine and reevaluate and re-choose so that we can climb higher and have a broader view. Let go of the expectations you’ve been holding onto and immerse yourself entirely in a new way of being and doing. The adventure has begun. Let’s go exploring and see what unfolds.
Take Responsibility for Self-Healing
The Power of Affirmations
We get what we believe we deserve and what we believe is possible. Affirmations work. What are you telling yourself either consciously or unconsciously about the success of your path or your role in the world? Monitor it. Be sure it’s positive. Be sure it’s what you want.
“I am whole, perfect, and complete” is a good place to begin.
“I recognize my perfect path and step boldly on it.”
Notice how you are talking to yourself and keep the conscious and unconscious affirmations positive and supportive.
What You Need to Leave Behind
For the thirteen years I have lived here I have had a small garden outside my window along with a flat water dish for the birds and squirrels. Because of my impending move I had to give them up. It was with great sadness that I ended my years of gardening. I cried. How do you say goodbye to a part of your life? Do you release it with gratitude for its years of being in life? Do you release it with sadness because it will no longer be? I’m sure it’s an individual response depending on what you are releasing and what you feel about it.
I have two small plants, a heart-shaped philodendron and a two-toned plant I don’t know the name of. I’m not sure there will be room for them as I take another step on this next phase of my journey.
What do you cherish? How are you down-sizing and how do you let it go completely?
Explore New Potential and Possibilities
Change the Form, Keep the Purpose
I have a great many life lessons as I continue to downsize before I move into a smaller space. Some of it is to change the form, some of it is repurposing. A key word is multipurpose.
I have turned a small bookcase into a combination TV stand, kitchen counter, dresser.
I discovered a tray that fits over my walker handles and that means I have a place to continue to use my tablet to play games.
Think up, think multipurpose and creative uses. How can you modify your space in your life to use less but get the job done?
Know what is important, Get creative. Question everything. And think outside the box.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
Who Are Your Teachers?
We have many teachers in our lifetime. Sometimes it’s a long relationship and sometimes the lesson happens in an instant. As we mature and expand our consciousness, we become more discerning. We search for particular teachers to learn from and we study with them for a long time or perhaps for just a lesson or two.
Who are the teachers in your life? I have some friends I speak with regularly who are always opening doors for me to explore. I learn online and many people have influenced me who have no idea they have done so. Sometimes the news reports an action taken by someone who might become my teacher and inspire me to take a new path. Keep your eyes open for instantaneous insights from all sources. When you find guidance and insight and inspiration, be sure you keep in touch with the teachers who are ready to help see you through your life.
===GUIDANCE FROM OUR COSMIC COUNSELORS ===
Listen Beyond the Voice Within
A yellow leaf fell gently to the ground. Another followed. It was a signal from nature that is time to let go.
We don’t even know we are hanging onto things. We don’t even know that we are stuck because we have crowded our space with concerns and thoughts and beliefs. What do you need to release? What beliefs or expectations are holding you stuck in place? We need to periodically redefine our emerging gifts and our place of service. Flow with the stream of consciousness that moves you throughout your life.
Is there something you are carrying you need to put down now? Is there a turn in the path you are on that you need to make? Life is fluid. Life is flowing. We are constantly changing our path and it is constantly opening up new opportunities.
What do you need to release now in order to make room for what is waiting to come in?
Manifest a Positive Future
We create our reality out of our thoughts and choices of today. Expect the best. Do not settle for second-best. Be aware of where you are focusing in your intention and your beliefs.
There are things about this move into assisted living that I am not pleased about and I’m working very hard to change my attitude into one of positive expectation. And there are some unknowns about it. But what I have right now in the present moment is the opportunity to think positive thoughts, create positive expectations, and send energy ahead for my own well-being.
As I rearrange my belongings and give a lot away, I work to stay positive and optimistic about how my life is unfolding and what it will look like with this move. And I stay very grateful for each and every moment that I am still in the place that I really enjoyed with enough room but not quite enough help.
Life is an ongoing series of unfolding cycles. Enjoy the ride.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE DIVERSE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEINGS===
Expand Your Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
Raise Your Gaze
As dramatic as the world news is today, we have work to do and we must raise our gaze. Instead of getting caught up in the drama and chaos and real evil in the world, our job is to walk the high road so others can raise their gaze and take a higher path.
Don’t allow yourself to be sucked into the chaos. Stay on the whole higher path and light the way.
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Raise Your Sights and Your Expectations
Renew Your Cycle
The cycles of our life are always waxing and waning and we are in different stages in each of them. Each aspect of each on-going cycle asks you to take different actions, different steps, hold different awarenesses. If a cycle is in the waning mode, it is a time for replenishment, re-thinking and re-choosing. When a cycle is in the waxing phase, it is a time for action. You build from within and build on what you find around you. You take action. In both waxing and waning cycles, we must deepen our connection to our inner wisdom and guidance. Let your light build from within. Wherever you are in your cycles be present and increase the light within.
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Support and Encouragement for our Unfolding Role in the Future
How To Walk the Fine Line Between Knowledge and Panic
The more horrifying the news, the harder I have to work at staying centered and focused. It’s tricky when you want to be informed, but do not want to be depressed.
As so many extreme responses keep showing up in the world, I have to know in my heart we will not be given more than we can handle.
I have to trust the process, the lessons that are unfolding and the choices for change that are being made.
I hold High Watch for the planet. I try to monitor the number of times I receive the same information of the impending chaos or danger. There’s a fine line between being informed and being overwhelmed when so many things are threatening our planet.
A friend recently said we will never be given more than we can handle but we do have a say in how we handle it and what we accept to consider.
We can do a lot of work for the highest good and hold safe for the highest energy. I want to hold my own light high and walk the highest path I can manage. I am holding a higher vibration so others can look up and see and change course to join me just as I look to others for the same guide.
Participate where you feel called, spend a lot of time keeping your vibration raised in invitation to others to continue to raise theirs. Keep your light on the highest vibration you can manage as you mindfully walk the fine line of positive expectation.
=== ===THE UNFOLDING DIVINE FEMININE=== ===
Explore and Interpret the Guidance and Messages of the Divine Feminine
The Divine Feminine As Creator
There are several very strong dominant traits in play today as the Divine Feminine moves into her new place of power. One is creation and the other is to destroy anything that threatens her offspring. When we look at our unfolding world, we can see both. It’s a bit like thinning a forest so that the trees that are left have room to grow stronger and taller.
Nature is defining a new level of fitness and we are truly facing the survival of the fittest. Those of us who can stay in the light and walk the higher path and open our hearts and compassion and be in service for the highest good of all move forward, but those who cannot make that a personal shift will not.
In the US, droves of female Republicans (and some men) are registering with the Democratic party. They are standing up for their rights as women above all else. This is a time of reckoning as the Divine Feminine protects her own. Nature is indeed unfolding and is in the process of creating a new world. The Divine Feminine is giving birth to a new way of being, one of compassion and inclusiveness. Yeah.
=== DEEPER SONG PHILOSOPHIES ===
Live in the nowhere that you came from even though you have a home here. – Rumi
As we walk this world, we must dwell in our inner landscape where we are whole, perfect and complete. As we do our work in the world, remember that we are light and our job is to hold our torch high so that others might recognize it and see it in themselves. We are lighting the way.
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
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==== DEEPER SONG EXPLORATION ===
In the Shamanic Summit I resonated with Michael Meade and his Living Myth podcast. Michael is founder and director of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artists, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples. mosaicvoices.org and here.
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You Create Your Reality With Your Mind
As I continue to acclimate myself to the idea of this much smaller space in assisted-living, I have a choice. I can look at it as being safely tucked in or I can see it as being locked in a closet. It’s a very small space. And I use a walker.
There are big common rooms of course, but my interests are very strong and very select. And I provide them for myself.
I have to trust. I have to trust that I will be given only what I can handle. I have to trust that I am creative enough and clever enough and determined enough to make it work for me, to keep me mentally and spiritually stimulated and physically cared for. It’s really tricky when your interests are specialized.
I’m going to immerse myself in a week of talks on Shamanism. I only have one friend online that I can talk to about what I discover because she’s interested in Shamanism too. It is up to me to be clever and creative and imaginative in finding like-minded people as I move into this next phase of my life. No one can do it for me. I have to create and adjust and make it work.
You create your reality with your mind. What are you creating? What would you like to change?
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
It Is Up To Me
How my life unfolds and what it looks like, is all up to me.
How my life unfolds and what it looks like, is all up to me. What I choose and how I use it, designs my life experience.
How my life unfolds and what it looks like, is all up to me. What I choose and how I use it, designs my life experience. I am ever conscious of my powerful role in the unfolding of my life experience.
Cara Lumen, September 2022
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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