How Do You Make A Major Decision?
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you
Are you an in-the-moment, impulse person or do you deliberate a long time before making a change? It probably depends on the magnitude of the change you are considering.
The majority of major life-changing moves for me have been instantaneous. An opportunity presents itself and I act upon it. And I’ve never been wrong. Or sorry.
The first step in making wise decisions is to know yourself. The more you know your desires, your passions, your gifts and your levels of curiosity, the more accurate your decisions will be. The first step in decision-making is to know yourself. Then decide where you go exploring. Explore the options. Explore the pathways. Explore the possible outcomes. Journey down a few of the potential paths, wander down a few side trails and see how they feel and what shows up along the way.
Can you make a decision in an instant because you know what alignment feels like? I can do that for a lot of things.
One of the ways to make a decision is to do some exploring. Learn more about where the choice leads and what you need to know to get to that level. Sometimes you have to explore a lot in order to figure out if it’s for you. It can be rather disappointing when you realize a certain path is not yours to do.
What kind of guidelines do you have for yourself? How do you make your choices? Know when you are full up and cannot manage to add another thing. Then pause and release a few things to make room for new possibilities to come in.
Know your preferences. Have some idea of what you need next. Then you can do one thing or several. You can go exploring on the physical plane and try to figure it out or you can trust the Universe to hand you the answer or the insight that makes you know where to look for the answer.
All the concepts in these newsletters come to me with an urgency for me to write them down. They’re usually a question I need to ask myself. But I take time and look ahead to see where my inner voice is guiding me.
I like it when a core realization makes itself known. That helps everything fall into place. Like when I realized I didn’t have to release my larger desk until it was time to move even though I was practicing living in a smaller space. It is not time to make that change. But I did have a solution for the smaller space.
How do you prioritize what shows up? I have a friend who is considering two major steps. And she is intrigued with both of them. I consider the smaller step to be the more exciting and impactful step. But she must rely on her inner voice to guide her. I encouraged her to go exploring and gather more information about where the choices would lead and what they would provide.
How do you make your decisions and are they leading you where you want to go?
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I listen to my inner voice and ask for guidance on the best choices at this particular point in time.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Explore several potential paths in your mind. When you are considering a change, a new option, visualize several ways to get there and several ways those choices could turn out. Notice how you feel about each one.
- Trust your intuition. Trust your inner voice. And trust your inner knowing. Let them help you make your major changes.
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
How and When to Change a Pattern
Are you repeating nonproductive choices? How do you change that?
First of all, notice your time-wasters, notice the nonproductive patterns that you keep repeating.
What will you replace them with?
First you have to identify your time-wasters and then you have to get creative to figure out what to replace them with. I should add more movement to my day. I do some Qigong but there are other forms of movement I can consider. Change the form. A podcast or two would be good. Audiobooks would be good.
I’ve begun to identify the patterns I would like to change. I’m still experimenting with what to put in there but I’m working on it.
Take Responsibility for Healing Yourself
Learn From Your Crystals
I first learned about the Stone Clan from Shaman Hank Wesselman and I knew immediately that was the clan I belong to.
Even though I’ve given away many of my crystals to my daughter Cathy in preparation for this move, I have many left. I have them by a comfortable chair and I will speak to each and every one of them to find out how or if they want to participate in this next phase of my life.
Our left hand is our receiving hand so we put a crystal in our left hand and notice what we feel, where we feel it, what we think and what thoughts it conveys to us. I often feel energy in a particular chakra but you might also get an idea or thought. I still have 30 or 40 crystals left. I want to figure out how to work with them on a regular basis.
I gave all but one of my crystal necklaces to my daughter and I kept a blue labradorite. But I have crystal wands and balls and eggs and clusters. I need to work with each one of them to find out how they would like to participate in this next phase of my life.
Talk to your crystals. Ask them to show you or tell you how they would like to be in service and for what purpose. Then work with them regularly. You can learn a lot from your crystals.
Explore New Potential and Possibilities
Trust the Unfolding
A blossom unfolds in its own good time. A butterfly emerges when it is complete. We need to back off and allow for the natural unfolding of our life and our circumstances.
My mind gets excited and keeps me from allowing things to unfold. I push ahead when waiting might be better. But we must learn to trust the universe to open the perfect door when it is time and show us the perfect path. We must trust that we will recognize our perfect next step.
Where in your life are you forcing the issue? Can you back off and go within and listen to your inner voice and trust that you will recognize the unfolding process and know when to take the next steps and what those steps are? Trust the unfolding and trust yourself to recognize it.
Walk The Higher Path
In my journey I was told that my job was to continue to explore the highest path I can find and to share with others what I find. It’s like opening doors, exploring what I am shown and inviting others to come on a new adventure.
I am looking for the path that helps those of us who are called to rise above the chaos of the world to hold High Watch and light the way. We are to make this path so bright that when others look up they say, “Oh yes, that’s the direction I am to go, the path I am to follow.” And they raise their intention, they raise their expectations, and most of all they change their choices and actions with intentions and focus that organically affect the entire planet population.
We are to keep exploring. We are to widen the path and remove the stumbling blocks and invite others to follow us. We are not only to find and explore the path, we are to make it welcoming to those who choose to follow.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
Sit In Nature
I don’t go out much but I look out my window a lot. I watch the leaves fall, the clouds change shapes, the birds fly by and the sun set. I play my kalimba and my flute and my drum to the unfolding day.
Nature is all about unfolding, ongoing change, and expansion through creation, growth, death and decay. It’s all there in nature.
What part of nature will you commune with today? Perhaps you just go and sit and listen and receive its message.
===GUIDANCE FROM OUR COSMIC COUNSELORS ===
Listen Beyond the Voice Within
Work With Your Cosmic Counselors
A friend recently shared the phrase “Cosmic Counselors” with me and it really resonates. She’s deeply into astrology and reads the messages from the planets the universe provides for us. I really like the concept so I wanted to go exploring and talk to my version of Cosmic Counselors and see what they would like me to do.
I took a journey and for me, the entrance is in the Indigo Portal which is where I go all the time. The Cosmic Counselors are there to prompt and guide and counsel me as I embark on a higher level of work than I’ve done so far. They are going to take me out of my physical manifestation concerns and eventually raise me above the chaotic unrest in the world today. They are going to take me and us to a higher level of awareness from which we are to do incredibly powerful wholing work.
I had no tangible idea what it is going look like but I journeyed and the Cosmic Counselors for me are sitting across a reflecting pond from me and I listen to them, and I can see ideas and images reflected in the pool.
The Cosmic Counselors will help us develop our work in the world. They will allow us to work from a level beyond the chaos on earth. From beyond the Cosmos we are to bring fresh ideas and practices that will help us rise above the level of unfolding we are experiencing on earth, and show us how to begin to live and manifest from our Cosmic Consciousness. I don’t know any more than that in this point in time.
Journey and connect with your Cosmic Counselors. See where they are for you and what they look like. Ask them for a message of guidance.
Let’s go adventuring together and help create our new world.
Relief at Moving On
It is such a relief to stop focusing on this move that may not take place for many months and start working again with the energy of the universe. I love the concept of the Cosmic Counselors. I love the idea of working at a higher level than I have been. That’s what I’m here for. That’s what I get to do now and next. Come, let’s go exploring together. We have a great adventure awaiting us.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE DIVERSE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEINGS===
Expand Our Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
People in Loving Service to Others
As I move on to the next phase of downsizing in my life, I need help and I receive it from two strong women. Shelly who loves to clean and takes care of my home, and my daughter Cathy who is helping me make the arrangements for this potential move. I would be unable to do any of this without them.
Shelley loves to clean. She just helped another of her clients downsize to Assisted Living. She not only cleans but does my laundry and puts my two weeks of vitamins in a container. What a loving, kind, supportive person she is. I’m lucky to have her in my life.
My daughter Cathy is coming with patience and the capacity to haul things away as I let go of and release what I will not take with me. She’s patient. She’s understanding. And she is efficiently persistent. All good things.
As I become more dependent on others for simple everyday tasks, I am even more grateful for those who step forward to assist. Who are the helpers in your life? Are you one of the helpers or are you one of the receivers? Are you one of those wonderfully kind generous people who are aware of the needs of others and step up to help?
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Support and Encouragement for our Unfolding Role in the Future
When I moved to New York City 40 years ago from Kansas City, I was starved for like-minded friends. I didn’t realize it until I began to meet people who shared similar spiritual interests and were ahead of me on the path I wanted to walk. I was drawn to them like a magnet and I soaked up their insights like a sponge. I was starved for like-minded friends.
How is your circle of friends? Are they a few steps ahead of you? Are they taking a slightly different path that you can learn from? I can’t find those friends in person anymore because I don’t go any place but I sure can find them online and I consistently go exploring to pick some out and connect with them.
How do you find your like-minded friends? Reach out. Reach out to people who are podcasting or writing or teaching about pathways that you are drawn to. Reach out to those who you want to learn from, those who are walking paths near yours and go exploring.
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 as we move forward to guide the way.
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
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My close friend, Christina Gerber is a powerful intuitive healer. She recently gifted me with an online session and the experience was incredibly stirring and effective. I have so many levels of imbalance going on, I felt energy shift in my physical presence, my chakras, my aura, my whole being. If you need help rebalancing the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual or auric planes, Christina has the depth and breadth of skills to help you. Christina Gerber www.christinagerber.com
I Finally Got It
The answer was so incredibly simple. “Turn off the sound.” Of course, why didn’t I think of that? I mostly play games on my tablet and the sounds gets in my way since I watch TV at the same time. I casually mentioned that to my friend Christina and she said, “Turn off the sound.” It is a life changer and very simple, and yes – obvious
What is going on in your life that you can either turn off or stop doing or let go of? And what difference would that make in your experience?
I can turn off the sound of my internal worry and simply allow life to unfold.
Let go and trust. Trust the universe to provide for you. Just keep sending energy to your highest good, for the highest good for all of us.
What message do you need to stop giving yourself? Clear your thoughts and change the outcome.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
Clear The Path
I clear my thoughts. I release my expectations. I sit in the center of stillness and allow my life to unfold.
I clear my thoughts. I release my expectations. I sit in the center of stillness and allow my life to unfold. Space opens up. Cleared space. Open space. Welcoming space. All because I let go and allow life to unfold.
I clear my thoughts. I release my expectations. I sit in the center of stillness and allow my life to unfold. Space opens up. Cleared space. Open space. Welcoming space. All because I let go and allow life to unfold. It’s a lesson learned today and the lesson I must practice tomorrow. Be present. Let go, be present and listen to and respond to what the universe offers you in each moment.
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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