It is rather tricky to be an 86-year old woman watching the world collapse around me and feel like I have the power to make a difference.
But I do have that power.
And you have that power.
Together we really have the power.
And, I have recently figured out how to increase our collective impact.
The Metaphor of the Harp
A shamanic journey is a meditation that provides us with metaphors in the form of helping spirits, animals, talking trees, reflecting pools that offer suggestions – all manner of metaphors that we are to interpret. It’s a message from our deepest inner self. We just have to learn to listen.
In a recent journey, I was handed a golden hand harp to play. And a golden feather pen which, as a writer, has been on my logo for 25 years.
And I got the message.
First, we learn to play our own instrument
So here I have this lovely golden harp which I really don’t know how to play. I simply begin. I pluck a string and see how it resonates. Then I pluck another string and see how it resonates with the first string. I may look around at other people playing harps and learn from them. I keep practicing and my playing improves.
The harp represents me as an individual in a body suit and the strings are my inner vibration – how I interact with the world. The music I make.
I begin my work there.
What is the sound I am making?
We have a choice of the type of music we play in our lives. Am I creating a soothing sound or a screeching one? Am I playing a rock tune or a symphony? What are my preferences? What are my gifts? What are my skills? What’s my passion? Those are the stings of my Visionary Harp, my “me” harp.
Practice to increase your skill
Our job in life is to develop our gifts. To hone our skills. To find our place of illumined service. Over the years you’ll develop several skills, just as your harp (which represents you) has various strings to be played at various times, in different rhythms and harmonies.
You’ll explore many types of music. Some you’ll play better than others. Some you’ll enjoy playing more than others. Find your preferences. Find your individual voice. Find the music of your soul.
It’s fine to sing your own song by yourself.
However, playing as part of a group is exceedingly empowering.
Look around for the orchestra you are to join
Now that we’ve figured out how to play our own tune, we want to participate in a larger venue. We want to help our community or the world. We look around for the other harpists who are focused on the type of music that calls to us. We join them. It can be a small ensemble or a full orchestra. Whatever fits your calling.
Your first step is to allow yourself to feel a part of this group you’ve chosen. Not to lose your individuality but to feel empowered by the mere act of belonging – the power of combined energies being able to create an experience that you alone cannot do.
The intertwining of your melodies and harmonies enhances each of your individual sounds as well as your final collective impact. It strengthens and supports you as a musician. Playing together creates a greater impact as you also support each other.
This was a huge realization for me. I work on the inner planes. It’s not that it’s lonely there, far from it, but I didn’t feel very powerful working to lift the vibration of our world by myself. It was then that I realized all I had to do was find the right orchestra and join it.
Now my focus is on keeping my instrument tuned and playing in harmony with others to create a greater whole.
You experience the feeling of inclusion
In my journeys, I have attracted what I call the Circle of Light Beings. They have made themselves known over a series of journeys and they have evolved as I got to know them. I see them as other light beings like myself, who are in deep service to the universe. In the beginning, they simply came and surrounded me to offer support. I still experienced myself as standing apart from the group. I was being helped and healed by them, but I was still separate from the them. I did not yet belong.
Holding myself apart has been a life long pattern. I do not know who was keeping us separate, but I lay odds it was me….!
The gift of the Golden Visionary Harp in my journey changed that, however. Although I hadn’t experienced this before, the Circle of Light Beings turned into an orchestra of Visionary Harp Players and I was now a member! I belonged!
I felt included. I felt part of a group working for the same goals. And I felt my individual impact greatly increase because I was now part of an active group and my voice was enhancing the power and purpose of the group voice.
Learn to play in harmony with other members of your light orchestra
When you join with other players you create a much larger sound. A much deeper sound. A much richer sound. Because each of you is playing his or her individual part with an open and generous heart.
In my journey, I asked if there was a leader, a conductor. And the answer was “No. You play by listening to each other.” Sometimes we play the melody, sometimes we play the rhythm, sometimes we simply deepen the overall sound. It depends on the song and the purpose of the composition. It depends on what is needed. We learn to be adaptable, to listen carefully to what is called for and then choose where we fit in.
Being a part of a light orchestra is exciting, empowering and amazing.
The collective passion is boundless
Every member of an orchestra is necessary. Each transformational thinker in the world is vital. As we each play our part with passion and commitment, the sound deepens and enriches and touches the hearts and lives of more people. Being in a “Light” orchestra is a very powerful way to feel and know and experience how your individual voice makes a major difference. How your individual participation adds greatly to the whole.
We can play our own instrument in harmony
As individual as is our instrument, as unique as is our sound, we must play our tones in harmony with the other instruments of the orchestra we have chosen to join. We learn to listen, to align with the overall goal and support it with our own voice and actions.
The major gift of playing your Visionary Harp in an orchestra is a feeling of belonging
For me, the greatest gift was to find other Visionary Harps, all playing in unison, all looking to raise the collective consciousness of our planet.
I am bolstered by the other light instruments focused on the same goal. I feel aligned with vibrational beings working to raise the collective consciousness. I feel I’ve finally found a place where I belong.
I’m no longer an old lady sitting alone, working on her spiritual practice and feeling isolated. I have found my orchestra and I have joined in!
Begin your own musical journey
See yourself as a stringed instrument that’s in the process of tuning yourself to play the sweetest music possible. Like heartstrings, perhaps.
Listen closely to each string and tune it so it is in alignment with the other strings of your life
Is there an out-of-tune string in your Visionary Harp that is you? Adjust it. Whether it’s a job or a relationship or your spiritual practice. You are the musician. And you are the instrument. Tune your strings so they play in harmony with each other.
What kind of music do you want to play?
I’m deep into shamanic exploration music, and spiritual exploration music. What kind of music do you want to play on your Visionary Harp that is You?
Find others who are playing your kind of music
I am a perennial student and online learning makes it easy for me to “tune my strings” with a teacher that calls to me. I play in that orchestra for a while.
I have a Skype friend I talk to weekly who shares a similar path. We inspire and encourage each other. We are an orchestra of two.
I explore the unseen world and I write and journey. That seems to be the major orchestra of Helping Spirits that I’m playing in who support me in bringing my ideas into forms to share with others here on the planet.
There are ideas everywhere. Online is a huge resource. You simply have to decide what orchestra you want to play in and how you want your harp to be tuned. Then tune it. And start playing…!
Join those that resonate with you to create a larger impact
Now that I feel I am an active participating member of the Circle of Light Beings (all within my inner world) I feel empowered by their presence and positive that our collective focus can indeed help lift the vibration and therefore the future of our planet. I’m no longer alone – I’m in a collective group of higher consciousness that’s focused on the higher good.
That’s how you become a Visionary Harp.
Deeper Song Process
- Give some thought to the various strings of your “harp”. Are they in tune with each other? Do they play well together? Is your tone balanced? Work to learn to play your individual harp well.
- What type of music do you want to play? It will be a calling of your heart, a cause that you care about.
- In your inner world, feel the vibration of the “orchestra” you want to join. Feel it empowering your own intentions. Raising your own vibration.
- When you find the right orchestra in your inner (or outer) world, join it and make your Visionary Harp a valuable contributor.
Deeper Song Affirmation
I am a member of the Inner Light Visionary Orchestra.
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