How Do You Plan To Shape The New Year?
Living Ou rDeeper Song
A New Year is a bit like being handed a clean slate upon which to design and plan your coming year. How do you plan to shape 2024?
Our imagination creates our reality so I have to expand my beliefs about what is possible. I must be aware of where I focus my attention and expand what I believe is possible. Is your vision big enough? How can you bring it into being?
I’m going to spend more time visualizing. I’m going to spend more time sending energy to the rebalancing of nature on the planet. I have already begun to consciously raise my own vibration so that I join other light workers to encompass and embrace the world in light.
I will listen more closely to my inner voice and the paths and possibilities it opens for me. Then I will go exploring.
I stay open to change, ready and willing and excited to explore new paths. I look for new possibilities and new roles as I listen for the guidance I seek. I will have to explore and experiment, of course. I will have to select and reject. I may go down a few paths a bit to see how they feel and where they lead. Then I will choose one and follow it. How do you plan to shape your new year?
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I stand in a place of peace and deep service for the well-being of the world.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Identify three ways you will work to shape the world in the coming year.
- Begin the work.
===DEEPER SONG LIVING ===
What Do You Want to Create In 2024?
Take some time to thoughtfully journal your responses to these questions:
- What are the most important milestones and lessons of the past year?
- What would you like to release and not carry forth to the coming year?
- What did you sow or manifest that you want to keep nurturing in the coming year?
- What is something new that you want to call forth for the coming year?
Open to The Future
Take a moment to center yourself. Picture yourself in the heart of the Universe, embraced, protected, loved. It is a place of serenity, immense tranquility and unconditional love. All of your humanness disappears and you are simply your essence, a light, a vibration that is in harmony with all that is. Be present in the nothingness and feel your immersion in the whole and the power it brings. You have the power to heal the planet. You have the power to heal humanity. You have the power to bring peace and harmony to the world we are experiencing.
Feel the presence of other energies, other light beings and know that you have support in your humanness.
Feel the deepening of your power to move forward, to create your own future. There is a strength within you that grows stronger as you move along your path – guiding you, guarding you, empowering you.
A guide appears. What form is it? Is there more than one? What does it tell you?
Ask for insights for the coming year. What are you to release? What are you to cultivate?
Immerse yourself in various scenarios to see how they resonate and where they take you. What do you learn? What draws you?
The future is yours to define and fill. Stay open to new adventures and keep exploring.
How To Find Like-Minded Spirits
If you love to draw, you go take an art class where you will find other people who are interested in drawing. If you love to sing and join a singing group, you will find other people who love to sing.
If I want to find like-minded people, I need to radiate out my own stream of light so others can recognize it and we can find each other.
I connect with like-minded people through my writing. I have friends that deeply nurture and expand my life that I connect with regularly on Zoom. I have friends on the staff here at Evergreen. I have found ways to contribute here and that feels good.
Basically, all you have to do is live and be and radiate out your beliefs through your self-expression in the world. Then like-minded others will find you. It’s up to you to recognize fellow Light Workers, make the connection and draw them into interaction with you so that you both learn and grow and expand.
For instance, several weeks ago I was given the opportunity to do some flower arranging and I placed it on a table next to my Quan Yin statue. I have enjoyed it tremendously as does anyone who comes into my room because the love smell permeates my space. The roses finally died and I had to take them out of the arrangement. A day later the person who had arranged the flower arranging experience came in with some roses that she had taken from other arrangements that had outlived their usefulness and we added them to my arrangement. All I had done was show my enthusiasm for and appreciation of flower arranging and I attracted not only a gift but a new friend with whom I share a love of flowers.
That’s how easy it is. Share your enthusiasm and you’ll find like-minded people to connect with.
What excites you and how are you showing it to the world? You will find like-minded souls by enthusiastically following your own path. Keep your eyes open.
How Do You Rebalance Yourself?
First you notice the imbalance. Then you take a deep breath to center yourself. What is off-balance? Is this a new possibility or is it pulling you off track?
New possibilities need to be examined and evaluated. Where will it lead? Is that where you want to go? Does it distract from the direction you were going? What is your priority?
I carefully consider the new possibilities the Universe is offering. Why is it there? Where would that lead me? Is that where I want to go? What will that leave undone?
I check to see if my current path is still moving me forward and opening new doors, or does it lead me down a less desirable path?
We get to say no. We get to say, “No, this is not the right time”. We get to say, “No this is not mine to do”. And at the same time the opportunity is there for a reason – for us to consider and perhaps modify or adapt or follow.
Sometimes all I get is a feeling that change is going to happen. I have to wait and see what unfolds. Sometimes something shows up that is so exciting that I know immediately it is mine to do. Sometimes choices must be weighed and considered before they are made to be sure they are aligned with our overarching goals. It is the in-between places that are trickier because they ask me to pause to look and make certain that choice would take me where I want to go. How do you answer the call of the Universe?
Do You Ask For What You Want?
The primary reason we don’t get what we want is that we don’t ask for it. It takes a bit of confidence to ask for a raise. I imagine it takes a bit of courage to ask a girl for a date. But a major barrier arises when we can’t even imagine it happening.
What do you want to experience and how quickly do you want to do that?
How Do You Add Richness To Your Day?
I have a couple of days that need to be enriched. Each day I work on my newsletter, rereading, tweaking, adding but that only takes an hour or so. On other days I have physical therapy or my small group. I speak regularly with my friends on Zoom. Most days I play songs from my past on my computer and move my body with the rhythms for exercise. I read, of course. But there are big chunks of time for me to use more productively.
I would like to do more shamanic journeying. I can’t see very well but an art project would be welcome. I can’t see to knit. I don’t want to play spider solitaire. I already meditate and play my drums and flutes. I love to learn and my new pan flute will take some practice. What will you explore to find ways to add richness to your day?
Small steps will get you where you want to go. And if you are the cautious type, small steps appeal to you. The point is to keep moving.
I am not one to ponder and consider. I am rather impulsive and greatly trust my intuition. It’s good to be aware of how you process things. You don’t want to stop yourself but you do want to understand your personal screening process.
If I want to add art to my life, I will take a class to see if I like it before I rush to invest in a full set of oils. Classes are a great way to explore new possibilities.
If I wanted to change my diet, I would focus on finding appropriate dishes that I liked and gradually eliminate the foods that are not supporting me.
Experiment. Explore new possibilities. Get clear about your choices and take the small steps that will get you to your next adventure.
Do You Ask For What You Want?
Sometime we don’t think we deserve what we want. We think everything from “I don’t deserve it” to “I don’t know how to make it happen.” There is usually a way. We have to take time to figure out how.
First you explore and gather information and see how it feels and how it fits your goals and your life. Is this what you want? Can you make it happen? If it resonates with your life, go for it.
Thank You For Being In My Life
You keep me thinking. You keep me learning. You keep me exploring. Thank you for being in my life.
I love to learn. I write to learn, to figure things out for myself and you give me the platform from which to share my insights and discoveries.
And I greatly appreciate your emails. They let me know that my words touch hearts and in turn you touch mine.
May the coming year bring you expanded insights and a deepening of your place of service. Thank you for being in my life. – Cara
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My Role Is Changing Again
It’s the same feeling I had when I first moved into Evergreen a year ago – change is about to happen in my role and I don’t know what it’s going to look like or where it will take me. Actually the prospect is kind of exciting.
My adjusted role has not revealed itself to me yet, it’s one of those subtle knowings that change is in the making. I wait and watch and listen and feel my way into this next phase of my adventure.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
Change is Chasing Me
Change is chasing me. I can feel it. I can sense it.
Change is chasing me. I can feel it. I can sense it. It is exciting to know life will deepen and expand how my path may change.
Change is chasing me. I can feel it. I can sense it. It is exciting to know life will deepen and expand how my path may change. I stand still and let change embrace me.
– Cara Lumen, December 2023
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