Don’t Force the Petals to Open
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
I should be writing this in the spring but because it’s the end of year, I was imagining 2022. And in my journey, I got “do not force the petals to open.” I need to ease up and let the buds of change open in their own time.
I have to be certain that making plans does not close me in or keep me from finding unexpected and unusual options. I have to stay fluid. And the main reason I do is that no one knows what the Unfolding Divine Feminine is going to look like. We’ve never had it before. So unlike past years, I cannot set specific goals because that would lock me into a closed path.
In the journey I took to find guidance for 2022, I got my Happy Hiker Guide who is a new guide for me. He wears a jaunty hiking hat with a feather and plays a flute to encourage me on the winding, uphill path. He cautioned me not to lock myself in, to just stay open to possibilities, and I would have what I need to examine and evaluate every choice.
I don’t exactly have a plan other than to ease up on making action plans. When an idea comes up, I will explore it from several angles. I also want to watch what I change and how I change it because that will alter my choices and my potential. Do I need to expand something? Do I want to explore something new? Probably both. That means I have to be willing to let go and/or change rather fluidly as new ideas and awareness ripen.
I like the idea of letting an action or an idea ripen. Give it time to nurture itself in each stage. A caterpillar changes who she is by dissolving herself and becoming an entirely new being. I’m not planning to go that far, but I do think it would be a good idea to leave some no-longer-needed things beside the path and move on. I just have to be aware of what I need to leave behind. Fear, apprehension, uncertainty, there is no room for those, we have too much exploring to do. What we do need is a strong sense of what is important for the collective well-being so our choices support our inclusive values and keep us moving toward a higher level of participation and expectation.
Because the world is changing so rapidly and dramatically, we get to question every choice and many of our conclusions and that will take some practice. A new possibility shows up and we have to squelch any negative thought and instead, turn the idea over in our mind to see how it fits into the unfolding world and if we have a role in it. Then we can choose.
Over-arching broad goals help us prioritize, but long-range plans won’t work because the world is unfolding and rearranging its potential. We have to stay flexible and open to change. You can’t push the petals to open. You have to let them unfold in their own perfect time.
Most of all, keep an eye out for the unusual and unfolding potentials that are going to come tumbling in. Go exploring, give it a try, and see where it takes you. Stay nimble and fluid. The world is going to give us a fascinating ride.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I eagerly explore the new ideas that come from the Divine Feminine.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Question how you see the role of the Divine Feminine. She has just begun to reveal her potential and the form she will take. What idea do you need to release?
- Explore what calls to you and examine its potential.
- No need to choose yet, just explore and examine and consider its possibilities in your life.
Review Your Year
This is a helpful reflective exercise. Answer the following questions:
What went well this year?
What didn’t go so well this year?
What did I learn?
What I will do differently?
What will I do more of?
As new opportunities unfold ask:
Where is this leading?
Is there a role in this for me?
Do I want that role?
Do I want to explore more or let it move on?
We are going to be flooded with new ways to do things and it is an opportunity to get to know ourselves as we are now and to make some choices about where we want to go next. Go exploring and be selective. The Divine Feminine is going to take us for an exciting and adventurous ride.
Develop a Habit of Inner Listening
I’m helping a friend explore and discover and establish her next path. My major advice is to listen. Listen to your inner nudges. Pay attention to the unexpected opportunities the universe provides. I do a lot of my exploring by writing. It doesn’t make any difference what I write, it’s that I write and in so doing open up a clear path for my inner voice to speak to me. It always helps me sort things out. It helps me explore a new possibility. You might dictate your thoughts into a document you keep on your computer. Just dictate it and give it a title. And a date. I’m big on using a table of contents to keep track of that kind of journaling in order to have an overview of my thoughts. When you get in the habit of simply dictating an idea, you’ll be surprised at what you reveal. Start listening to your inner voice and see where it leads you.
Expect the Best. Do Not Settle for Second Best
We get what we expect. We get what we believe we deserve. We get what we believe is possible. Do not settle for second best.
This is not just about optimism, this is about expectation. I believe in wholeness, high vibration, cosmic consciousness, and oneness. As we live our human lives in this huge collection of humankind, we must raise our expectations and our beliefs and take the highest road possible. Expect the best, do not settle for second best. You deserve it.
I am creating positive changes in my 89-year-old body and it is very comforting to experience the power of vibrational work in the bitfields.
I do Qigong each day. But I also do acupressure. I have set up a table near a chair where I have put all sorts of acupressure tools and my tuning forks. I sit there several times a day and work with my body. You don’t have to know the meridians, just find the sore places in your body and massage them. It’s not at all strenuous. And it is producing results. I also do intentional humming to send vibrations to my body. This is an easy self-care habit to acquire.
Broaden Your Support System
Having the physical help I need has made a huge difference in the quality of my life experience. It’s not easy to ask for help but when you experience the relief of hard-to-do physical aspects of your life being taken from you, the relief is huge. I have added two physical pain support people to my team – a physical therapist and a fabulous woman who loves to clean. They have changed my world. I have a core group of friends that I talk with regularly on Zoom that are a lifeline to intellectual curiosity and spiritual expansion and supportive friendship. What or who do you need in your life that would support a forward motion? Where would you find it? And will you ask for the help? Keep broadening your support system.
When You are Aligned You Can Move Freely
I have no idea what’s actually going on in my body, but I woke up one day this week and my left hip was aligned clear up to my waist. And I could walk better, I could stand straighter. I have no idea what was released. I just know that the alignment changed and the result was dramatic. What is out of alignment in your life and what would one small shift do to bring everything back into a stronger connection?
Discovering Your Next
I used to be able to coach people into a new place of service but a lot of what I know how to do is perhaps no longer useful. That said, your place of service is about following your heart and exploring and expanding your gifts into new places of expression and service. For me personally, it has always been about what I can learn next.
I have a friend who is 68, retired from her profession but wants and needs to create income. Some of the things I know to do to create a new career path are still valid – if a target audience is too far into the need to simply survive, they cannot move from that into a higher consciousness level of exploration (Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs). But I think we teach what we want to learn. What do we know, what do we want to learn, how do we put that together to move ourselves and others forward?
In our conversation, we discovered a deeply personal and relevant aspect of my friend’s past that could be the starting point for evolving her next plan of service. My suggestion is to simply begin going in that direction to see what unfolds and how it feels. In her case I suggested she get one document on her computer and start writing and exploring any relevant ideas that show up. And let that intuitive writing open the door to new possibilities.
First, you have to identify the problem that you want to help others solve. It may be something you want to learn too. We learn by teaching. We help others learn by sharing our process of exploration, discovery, and change.
The form is secondary. She wants to teach, she wants to write, there are technical steps like websites and list building to take. But first, you have to know who you want to serve and how you want to serve them.
What do people need? What has changed dramatically that you can help them with? What is the problem you will help solve?
My main message is to explore deep within yourself to find what new direction is ready to emerge that will take you where you need/want to be next. Then turn and bring others with you.
Go exploring to discover your “next.” Then make it happen.
Mark the Trail
I was working on my thoughts for the coming year and I got “I am to go exploring and mark the trail.” What does that mean? What does that look like? The exploring part I get – I stay open to what calls me to learn and understand next. Part of the trail I leave is what I write or podcast about, but the majority of what I am to do is experiment and share what I learn. It will probably not be my personal path because my role is explorer and path-finder and way-shower. I am to stay free and loose and full of curiosity and report what I discover – the possibilities, the changes, the new insights. I am to explore and share what I find. I can do that.
Use Your Curiosity As A Compass
Our curiosity is a gift. It is a guide. It is a planner of adventures. It opens new portals and shows us the path. Do you listen to your curiosity? Do you nurture your curiosity? Do you take time to explore what your curiosity suggests might be a new adventure? Pay attention to your curiosity and take time to follow its nudges. It will show you the way.
The Flexible Plan
A plan is only as good as the results it produces – if it gets you where you need to go. Sometimes there are detours that add unexpected richness to the experience. Be open to those. Take a few steps, stop and examine the new vista, then make new choices based on the new view you have just acquired. That means every step forward requires you to stop and look around to see what has changed, and choose which direction to go next. Life is one big stepping stone after another.
Do take the next step. Do take another step. Do explore the ideas that pop up. Your insight, your decisions, your choices are the springboard to your version of “next”. Choose away.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Are You Open to Possibilities?
As I use intention and focused vibration for self-healing, I have to keep looking at the subtle changes that show me a path to new possibilities. They can be subtle and I may have to look closely for them but change is constant when I look for it.
When inviting change into your life, we have to be alert to subtle nudges and gradual changes. Trust your spiritual practice. Trust your self-healing practice and stay open to the possibilities they suggest.
Do You Allow Yourself to Receive?
Self-sufficiency is a good thing – unless you carry it too far. Do you allow yourself to receive? Are you aware of what is being offered? Do you accept it with graciousness? Sometimes the gifts are very small and you have to look closely in order to notice them. Sometimes the gifts are downright life-changing.
Notice what is being offered to you by those around you. Notice what is being suggested to you by the energy of the universe. Allow yourself to receive. You deserve it. You are worthy. Allow yourself to receive.
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Where Are You Looking?
I have to raise my gaze. I am looking down, at my body and my work to strengthen it. That seems immediate. But it is not what I want to focus on. Raise your gaze.
As I sit here watching all manner of new opportunities and challenges make themselves known, allowing themselves to be considered, they point the way to a whole new path for moving forward.
We have to question and explore and consider everything that shows up to see how it resonates with our personal path and the path of the Divine Feminine as she moves in to redesign the world.
Maybe you begin to make a list of new things that are possible that were not in existence last year. There is new science, there are new ideas, there are new social causes. I feel like I am skimming along on the surface of a roaring ocean trying to find the landing place of my next place of service.
Use your imagination to explore. Use your curiosity to figure out new places of service. Where are you looking and are you looking broad and far enough? Raise your sights.
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
How Do We Help Bring In The Unfolding Divine Feminine?
The Divine Feminine is unfolding and seeks expression. I am to help her find ways to express herself and establish her authority. My daughter is a top-ranking female manager in her company and her group is the only one in the whole organization that is working well. The groups led by men are not. She says she’s in meetings a lot which means there is collaboration and discussions and a group director. That’s the way of the Divine Feminine.
Another woman friend is completing a cycle of major leadership and the male person in charge of finding her replacement, instead of looking within the organization for a person to promote, is looking outside. A very masculine approach.
Can you begin to see the differences between masculine and feminine leadership in your workplace? What’s working? How can you help bring in the Divine Feminine? How is your new role evolving? Stay fluid. Keep flexible. She is making herself known.
Your Mind is Your Guide. Your Curiosity is the Compass
I got this message in a journey – “Your mind is your guide, your curiosity is your compass”. I cannot look very far into 2022 because the change is so deep and is just beginning to make herself known. Our job is to stay centered in our values and flexible in how we express then. And we even get to question our values. Are they based on inclusive concepts? I bet a lot of them or not. How do we build our place in this unfolding New World of the Divine Feminine? I think our job is to listen to look, to explore, perhaps even try out a few new roles. But most of all we must listen to our inner voice and what it tells us. Let your mind be your guide and curiosity be your compass.
Leave Space to Take a Wrong Turn
The wonderful thing about taking a wrong turn is the amazing new places you get to discover. That actually means there is no such thing as a wrong turn. Because wherever you are, there is opportunity. Don’t fill your life so full that you can’t take an unexpected turn and just go exploring. Each day should be an adventure not a march down a given path. There should be pauses to look around and check out the scenery. There should be pauses to feel and experience and absorb the energy of the moment. And make adjustments according to what you discover. Leave room in your life to go exploring. To try on a new experience for size, to see how it feels, to see if it will take you where you want to go. See what adventure it takes you on. Go exploring and leave space to take a “wrong” turn. You never know what magic you may discover.
======THE UNFOLDING DIVINE FEMININE=== ===
I Wrote Republican Liz Cheney
I’ve been a Democrat all my life but only recently realized that I’m actually a Progressive Democrat. So it was with interest that I found myself wanting to acknowledge Republican Liz Cheney for her work on the Investigating Committee for January 6.
I had to post my note on her Facebook page because I’m not from her state but I thanked her for standing tall in her beliefs and for being such an outstanding example of leadership in the emerging Divine Feminine. I know she will remain a leader of the thoughtful, inclusive Republicans who will split off and redefine themselves. It is a changing time, isn’t it? We get to rethink everything.
Who do you see being true to themselves and helping the Divine Feminine emerge? Perhaps you could acknowledge them.
There is a new path we are walking. It is the High Path. The High Road. It keeps us walking above the fray.
May we hear and heed the call of the Divine Feminine.
May we expand our hearts and our expectations.
May we walk the Path of Light with a sure foot.
May we keep our gaze on the summit.
May we take this journey with a full heart.
I entwine my light with yours and we move forward to guide the way.
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My Unfolding Role in 2022
I’ve been journeying a lot to receive guidance from my spiritual guides so that I step into 2022 headed in the direction that is most powerful and effective for me.
Now that I see the Circle of Light Beings in all our glorious diversity, I am to focus on how we are to be contributing members to the Unfolding Divine Feminine. I know we are to play our individual harps and our individual songs but there is also an overarching composition that creates powerful change. We will explore what that looks like and develop a new symphony of powerful, guiding, life-changing harmony.
The second message I got is that I am to establish a spiritual practice that is self-healing and informative to a rapidly unfolding world. I’m working on the vibrational self-healing part but there is much more to be revealed.
The guiding message was “Your mind is your guide. Your curiosity is the compass.”
Here we go adventuring….!
“She is planted in her own integrity, and there she stands, gnarled and knotted, perfectly at ease with herself, her roots deep in truth, her branches held up to let the light in.” – Stephen Mitchell Second Book of Tao
I am that tree. Standing with my roots deep into the life I have chosen for myself with my gnarled branches offering shade and comfort while some are reaching the sky for inspiration and future growth. What is your tree of life like?
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
I have been here a long time. My roots are deep, my branches are spread, I have made my home, my place on earth.
I have been here a long time. My roots are deep, my branches are spread, I have made my home, my place on earth. My “next” is up to me – my choices, my expectations.
I have been here a long time. My roots are deep, my branches are spread, I have made my home, my place on earth. My “next” is up to me – my choices, my expectations. I lift my branches and joyously reach into the Unfolding Unknown.
-Cara Lumen, December 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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