Do Not Resuscitate
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
Before the nurse put the “Do Not Resuscitate” bracelet on my arm she confirmed that I wanted it. I did. I also did not realize how much in danger I was. They found a blood clot in my left leg and fortunately for me modern medicine has ways to begin to work with that. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized I had been closer to leaving the planet than ever before in my life. I began to re-affirm my choices.
I want to be able to live a full productive life until it’s time to go and then I want to go. I like the books of Michal Newton on Life Between Lives. He is a psychiatrist who did past life regression on his patients to find out about their life between lives. I very much like what he found and if that is what is there, it will be a fascinating adventure.
What I do know is that I do not want to end up like many of the people here – subsisting in dementia or with bodies so disabled they have to be fed. I want to stay interested and interesting until I leave.
I had not given such detailed thought to the process of dying until I returned home and cut the DNR bracelet off my arm and realized what it meant to me and how important it was on this particular trip to the hospital.
My mind is super important to me. My curiosity keeps me interested and interesting. It’s core to who I am. I need to continue to be active, alert, a major contributing factor to the quality of my life and to the life of others.
What is your philosophy of death? Is it time you gave that some thought?
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I explore my beliefs about what happens when I leave this planet.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- There are many ideas about what happens when we die. Go exploring until you find one that resonates with you.
- Make some decisions about how you want the end of your life to be. How will you know when it’s time to let go and move on?
- What are your beliefs about our “next”?
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
Expect The Best
“Expect the best. Do not settle for second best.” – Eileen Cady, Opening Doors Within: 365 Daily Meditations from Findhorn
I first read that 20 years ago and it remains a valid objective for me today.
What do you expect? Will it be easy or difficult? What do you expect you deserve? What do you expect is possible? That is what you get. When you change your thinking and expectations, you change your life. Do you have some work to do?
Take Responsibility for Healing Yourself
Clear Your Home, Clear Your Life Experience
Sometimes healing yourself begins with clearing your space. Begin with someplace you spend a lot of time in.
When I prepared to move to this smaller space, I marked off the size of the space I would have in the new place, and put in it only what I really, really wanted to take. I focused on what I wanted to keep, not what needed to go.
Perhaps begin with your meditation space and re-create it mindfully and selectively. Notice how the energy changes as each addition impacts the deepness of your meditation.
Repeat this thoughtful selective process. Clear your home, clear your life.
Explore New Potential and Possibilities
What Gift Are You Neglecting?
There is a gift you have been given that you have put by the wayside. Do you know what it is? Do you want to use it again?
My daughter played the flute in the Youth Symphony but did not pursue it as an adult. I know a young man who played viola in high school and a young woman who played the bass. It obviously gave them pleasure and yet they have put that by the wayside. I like to sing and was second alto in the girls quartet in high school and have sung in choral groups along the line. My piano playing improved when I learned to read the guitar chord and fill in the melody. Now I play my Indian flutes and native drums and sing to the Four Directions each day. Music has stayed in my life even though how I express it has changed.
Reading is a constant – philosophical or educational topics – learning is an ongoing motivator – I love to learn. I write to figure things out.
Look back over your life to see what gift or interests have been left by the wayside and see what you would like to bring forward.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
What is Your Deeper Purpose?
I have made some dramatic choices in my life and without each one of them I would not be who I am today – nor would I have touched as many lives as I have and still do. I have no regrets and I know I did cause some pain to others with some of my choices.
Trust your choices. Trust your path to guide you to what you need to do. Forgive yourself for any pain you caused and keep going.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEARERS===
Expand Your Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
A strong, supportive friendship transforms both of you. Mutual interests, complimentary strengths, and inter-active support combine to make a greater whole than we are individually.
Cherish those friendships when they develop.
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Support and Encouragement for Our Unfolding Role in the Future
Break Free From The Past And Start Anew
What if you got to start over? What would you do differently?
There are some choices I made out of naïvety that I wish I hadn’t made but I was not aware of the impact of my choices at the time. I graduated from high school in 1954 and girls were expected to get married and raise a family. Fortunately, my mother felt differently and I got to graduate from college. In m 40’s, as a mother of four, I went bak to school and got my Masters Degree. Interesting how we are supported by the dreams of others along the way.
I have been heeding and listening to my inner voice for a good portion of my life and it has led me on some meaningful adventures.
Periodically we have to break free from the past and start anew. It’s good when that is a conscious choice. I’m in a new starting place right now where I am being called upon to take what I know to a new level. It’s an exciting adventure.
When I moved into long term care, I gradually left behind my creeping depression and some of my physical struggles. With the physical help I am getting I can get back to walking my path. In what areas of your life do you want to break free from the past and start anew?
=== ===THE UNFOLDING DIVINE FEMININE=== ===
Explore and Interpret the Guidance and Messages of the Divine Feminine
Something Unexpected Is Happening To Me
I have been asked to speak at a staff meeting here. I’m going to talk about how to change our energy and the energy in the room.
I was asked to give feedback on a company brochure and I had a helpful insight that I offered.
I spoke so enthusiastically about the staff that the marketing person said I should do a video.
I am just being enthusiastic me.
Are you being true to your own process? What is showing up?
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
Finding A New Path
I’m taking a turn in my path. I have no new destination in mind, only the learning process of the journey. I had my new mission statement: “I help Transformational Leaders deepen our relationship with the Unseen World and expand our role in the New Consciousness.” What I have not defined is how to do that.
Begin by observing the nudges
I was a practitioner in The Center for Spiritual Living and we did Affirmative Prayer. I have not used that format for years. Recently I got to close out an online meeting with a group I founded three years ago. I have no idea what I said, but it deeply touched the participants in the meeting. So what does that nudge mean? We recorded the call so I can listen to what I said. But I truly remember nothing and feel it was channeled in a way I have never experienced before. Or I can just trust the obvious nudge and build on the concept – do some form of affirmative prayer each day – a series of positive affirmations like “All is whole, perfect and complete” that ends in “And so it is.” What I do know is that the eperienenre was a major nudge from the universe.
Nudges are guideposts to see if you want to explore a concept or direction more deeply in order to recognize the myriad of possibilities that surround you. Learn to explore your nudges and see what new paths beckon to you.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
The Meandering Path of Exploration
The path turns and twists – meandering toward a destination only I can discover.
The path turns and twists – meandering toward a destination only I can discover. I listen. I feel. I chose. I wander partway down to see how it resonates.
The path turns and twists – meandering toward a destination only I can discover. I listen. I feel. I chose. I wander partway down to see how it resonates. Soon I return to seek a different path that calls more deeply.
– Cara Lumen, April 2023
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