Explore The Rewarding Path of Change
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
I’m not exactly in limbo but there is change occurring all around me and I don’t know where it’s leading or what my role is to be. I can’t force it. But I keep looking for ways to help it be revealed to me.
I pulled some tarot cards to get some answers. The first one I drew was “changed and possibilities.”
“Possibilities” is a door opener. It is a game-changer. What do I need to let go of or do more or change in order to open up new possibilities? Sometimes all we need to do is sit still and contemplate the changes and openings in the new path that show themselves.
We must explore. We must identify what calls the most to us and walk down that path a bit to see where it might lead. See how it feels. See if it’s a direction we want to go in. We must be willing to change.
We must explore our new interests deeply enough to have a sense of the possibilities it opens up. Their potential. The direction it will lead us. The gifts it will bring. We can’t always identify what opportunities and challenges a new choice will bring so we need to stay alert as we travel the path and keep making changes, keep exploring, keep questioning. We need to know how it feels, what changes would be possible and where they might lead. And with each step, we must reevaluate the new perspective it reveals. Consciously explore each developing new pathway, make your choice, and move forward. We must be persistent in our search, resilient in our exploration, and patient for the path of change to be revealed.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I stay open to change and the new possibilities for me to make a difference.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Keep a lookout for new concepts and choices that open up new possibilities.
- Explore those that call to you.
- Draw them into your life and go exploring.
Create a Shamanic Ceremony for Guidance
Several things will influence the experience you have creating a ceremony. You will get better with practice over time.
The first is the skill and life experience you bring to the table.
There are many ways to design a ceremony. It can be short or long it can be elaborate or simple. Explore different forms of ceremony and perhaps identify several that are applicable to different situations you find yourself in.
My major form of ceremony is a shamanic journey. I journey all the time. My process is very simple. I decide on the purpose of my journey. It may be guidance, it may be self-healing, usually I have a question and seek clarity.
Begin your ceremony by centering yourself. I could play my flute or look out at nature. Or close my eyes and focus on my breathing.
In a quiet place, I use my imagination to go to my Sacred Garden and ask for guidance. The images that show up are mine to interpret. They are my spiritual guides speaking directly to me. The first three times I journeyed I saw nothing but a campfire and only sensed others around it. Be patient with yourself as you learn to journey. And don’t be surprised with the form it takes. Trust what shows up.
The second contributor to your ceremony/ritual is your relationship with the unseen world and the guides that show up which deepens over time.
I have a resistance to angels and when one started to appear in my journeys, it was only her feet and the tips of her wings that I could see. It took awhile for me to let her in but now the Angel With The Golden Wings is often present to guide me on my journeys.
Trust the images that appear and trust how you choose to interpret them. All of these images are metaphors for only you to interpret. If you are not clear, ask them for clarity.
What you do with the guidance you receive is also an important influencer on the effectiveness of the rituals and journeys that you take. Do the work. Explore the suggestions. Let your guides help you unravel the question you’ve asked.
Be willing to believe what you see. Be willing to listen to talking rocks and fly on the backs of big birds and communicate with dolphins. Listen and interpret whatever images and thoughts and ideas show up and trust your interpretation. Keep practicing and you’ll get better at it. This is one of the ways that the inner world speaks to you.
Always give gratitude for all the guidance and awareness that you’ve been given. Your guides are there to be helpful. Thank them for their insights and wisdom.
Keep a journal. Take notes right after you have your journey or ceremony. And be aware of any changes and ideas that show up in the days and weeks that follow. Record those too. It helps to clarify the overview.
Our shamanic work comes with the obligation to honor the power and spiritual magic and not take it lightly.
Know that you are safe.
Have a clear intention.
Treat the experience with great respect.
Add a shamanic journey as one of the forms of ceremony in your spiritual life and gather to you the insights of the inner world.
You are responsible for your own experience. Keep exploring.
Trust the Stillness
How much time do you spend in silent stillness? There is no better place to heal and regroup than in the silence of our inner world. I don’t mean sleep, I mean meditative stillness. A time when you go within and create space for your inner wisdom, your inner guidance, to make itself known.
The form that guidance takes may vary. Allow it time to evolve.
I was to lead a segment in a Zoom call. I had an idea. As the days progressed, I got ideas for different versions the experience could take. I explored them as they came up, taking them a step deeper or in a slightly different direction. I trusted my inner voice to take me in the right direction. I gave the concept space to evolve and trusted the process.
Set an intention and then sit with it. Notice what comes up without judgment. You will know when to choose and what to choose. Let the stillness nurture and clarify.
(It turned out to be a powerful experience for all of us on the call…)
What Makes Life Meaningful?
The facets of your life that are meaningful in the moment change over the years as your life changes, as your focus changes, and your expectations change. What is meaningful for you right now? My mind is meaningful. Without it for me there’s nothing because it’s entertaining, it’s informative, it’s creative, it helps me reach out to others.
Do you have a gift that you particularly enjoy or find meaning in sharing? Do you need to do more of it? Do you need to find a broader audience to share it with? How are you using your gifts? Who are you sharing them with? And how can you widen your reach?
What Do You Want?
What do you want? What are your priorities? Is it your health? Your relationships? Your work? Your future? Choose one and begin to do some active work on it – both inner and outer. That means visualization. How could it unfold? What does that look like and feel like? How will the choices you are considering affect others? The world? Your own life? Take a few steps. See how it feels and where it is leading you.
Perhaps you need to work on not just what you want, but what you need right now in your life. That could help you sort out your priorities. Do you need friendship? Do you need money? Do you need better health? What is your main need right now and what are you doing to make it happen?
On the physical plane, I want my body to feel better. On the spiritual plane, I want the world to feel better. I can work on both of those. But I need to know that I need them both and I want them both, so I can choose the right steps to take and the right beliefs to hold to help it come into being.
Make a list of a few things that you want and then prioritize them. Pick the first one and design three steps to move you forward in your awareness of its potential and impact. Your future is yours to design. It is yours to create. It is yours to cultivate. Choose in alignment with the highest good of all. And get to work.
Ideas and Discipline
I get tons of ideas. They crowd my head. They crowd my day, they crowd my work. I love them. But I continue to develop criteria by which to choose and measure the usefulness of an idea.
Not all ideas are yours to do. They may be an idea to give to someone else. They may be an idea to be done at a later time. Don’t let yourself get so crowded with ideas that you don’t act on any of them. Learn to be selective and choose the ideas that take you the furthest in the direction you want to go next.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Above and Below
More and more healing practices that I come across begin by connecting deeply with Gaia and bringing up her powers, then turning and connecting with the cosmos, your Soul Star, Source. We bring both of those energies into our humanness and use them to release, restore, repair, and rebuild. I sometimes feel those energies coming from above and below turning into a counter-clockwise spiral, releasing, repairing, and replacing all throughout the column of my body. Use your imagination and take time to bring the energy from below and from above where you do your self-healing work.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE DIVERSE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEINGS===
Work With Another Light Being
When my daughter retires in a few years she wants to move into animal healing using energy techniques like Reiki. I’ve connected her with a friend of mine who is a very gifted animal healer. She will have an example and a mentor and a guide as she moves into her new field.
I have a small group of women that I interact with regularly and each time I do, I find insights and meaning and often new steps to take to enrich my own life. Do you have that kind of circle of friends? Start with one person. Find a friend that is on a similar track and arrange to talk on a regular basis, to encourage each other, and to share what you have learned.
I have a primary longtime friend that I was paired with when we were in one of Sandra Ingerman’s shamanism classes and we have continued to talk weekly for five years or so. We have grown alongside each other. We have supported each other in that growth. We know each other’s patterns so we can be supportive.
You will have different friends for different facets of your life. Encourage that. Explore that. Expand on that. In my case, I’ve introduced those friends to each other. They have developed their own relationships.
As you grow, your friends will change. Allow that to happen. And seek new friends that will help you move higher on the new path that you’ve chosen.
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Adventure and Potential
How do we know our potential if we don’t go adventuring? If we don’t try new things? Or explore new venues? How much exploration are you doing currently? Do you go a little way down the path you’re on to check out what else is there? Are you turning and exploring a whole new path? Will it take you on an adventure that will lead you places you cannot imagine? Be aware that you must continue to explore. You must adventure down unexplored paths and look around and see what calls to you. When you go exploring you will find a new adventure and your greater potential!
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
There sure are a lot of us on this planet making a lot of different decisions, going in a lot of different directions, not at all in harmony with each other. It’s kind of a mess. I suppose it’s a growth stage. Each person trying to expand and find their role. Some are more aware of the consciousness of the earth and some have more compassion and empathy than others. It’s an eclectic collection of people all here on the same planet and we are not working in harmony.
We must consciously define and follow our own path, our own heart. We must constantly strive to take the higher path – the path of inclusion. Not everybody’s going to be on that path. But we must continue our journey on the highest road we can find and keep making conscious choices for the highest good of the most people.
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
Building My Web of Life
As I look around to see how my “next” will unfold, the lesson of the spider calls to me. She weaves her world from within herself and builds on what she finds around her. She also can’t see so she works only from vibration. Hummmm. I want to create like a spider.
I am probably forcing my search for what I am to do next. In fact, I’m pretty sure I am. So if I take a lesson from the spider, what do I do?
I am patient. I pay attention to what is inside of me. My thoughts, my urges, my insights. And I wait patiently to discover where I might apply those ideas. It’s the patient part I’m not too good at. But there is a serenity and surety and resilience about building on what you find around you and building from within you. I will keep practicing.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
One idea. One nudge. I explore.
One idea. One nudge. I explore. I experiment, I imagine. I vision.
One idea. One nudge. I explore. I experiment, I imagine. I vision. My new path opens up, my new calling unfolds, and I move into a new adventure!
Cara Lumen, February 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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