How Do You Stand Steady In The Midst Of Change?
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
Living in today’s world is a little like surfing, you have to keep your balance. That means constant re-evaluation, shifting and thoughtful timing.
Are you happy with the way your life is now? Is your work stimulating and rewarding and satisfying? Are your relationships nurturing? Is there something you have always wanted to do that you keep putting off? What is missing?
What do you need to rearrange in order to go in the direction you have identified? What do you need to do less of? How do you rearrange your time to focus your attention in this new direction?
Do you make a sudden move or a subtle move? Are you just going exploring or are you ready to make a major change? When will you make it?
Experiment and Explore
It’s OK to dip your toes in the water first. It’s OK to stay close to the shore until you feel confident. As you gain knowledge and confidence you can explore further afield.
How are your life surfing skills? Are you ready for the big waves? Are you ready to stand steady in the midst of change?
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I keep exploring and training for the life I choose to live.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Examine your life closely and identify the areas that need to change.
- Go exploring for new fields to cultivate and new paths to explore.
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
Journey and Journal
I have begun a new journey of discovery to the Unseen World. I am using shamanic journeying and will share what I find, including new views and action steps for us to consider. Do you have a new area you want to explore and how will you do that?
Reorganize Your System
I’m a good organizer but my system was scattered. I paused to reorganize. I rearranged my system of organizing my newsletter so I only have three places to look – the upcoming newsletter, a document of potential lead articles and a third document where I write what will go in the other categories. I can then work on one newsletter at a time and I have an easy way to add new ideas for future newsletters.
Pause to reorganize your system to make it simpler. It will help save you time in the long run. Time spent rethinking how you access what you need is time well spent in actually saving time.
The 17-year-old Med-Aide-in-training had brought me outside on a beautiful day. We sat at the edge of the koi pond and talked. There are mallard ducks that come back every year to breed in our enclosed courtyard and as we sat there talking, they came and got into the pond. They were five feet from where we sat. We watched them bathe and interact with each other. The female was a bit bossy. Then they sat on the edge of the pond in contentment. The 17-year-old and I continued talking as we watched and it did not disturb the two ducks. Then three people came over to the pond. They didn’t stay long but the ducks got up and waddled away. It was then I realized how honored we had been. The young med-aide and I were emitting an energy that made the ducks feel safe enough to come live their lives in close proximity. It was a deep honor.
How does your energy affect others? Are you a calm, centered person to be around? Notice how your mere presence affects an interaction.
Take Responsibility for Healing Yourself
Inner Work And Our Work
It’s pretty easy to identify the outer work that needs to be done but the inner work is more subtle.
I’m getting a lot of help on the outsides – blood thinner, antibiotics – and I am building back my daily qigong practice. When I get my shoe lifts, I will walk more.
There are several things I want to do on my spiritual level. Songs to above and below are being added to the songs I sing to the directions. I spend more time with one crystal each day. I’m exploring how my big skin drum would like to participate more, I play my kalimba longer, and I am doing more Unseen World work in the form of journeys.
How do you need and want to expand your inner and outer world to deepen your spiritual awareness and strengthen your body?
Accept The Boundaries Of Your Gifts
Make peace with the boundaries of your gifts. I see the overview in seconds and I don’t remember detail. I have honed that gift over the years and accepted that I don’t deal in detail.
Are some of you gifts strong and others not so well developed? How do you work with and around those?
Explore New Potential and Possibilities
Follow Your Inner Calling
Sometimes our choices may seem odd to others but we must stay true to our inner calling. Each life expression is unique and some seem more unique than others.
As I begin this new phase of my life, I am making unique choices. I am raising my gaze and changing my direction and expanding and raising my purpose on earth.
It is not about the destination, it is about the journey and the lives I can touch along the way.
What is calling you? Where is it leading? Follow your inner calling and forge your new path.
How Have Your Past Choices Impacted Today?
There is one major dramatic choice I made fifty years ago that has made all the difference in my life adventure. I cannot imagine my life any other way because of that one major profound and dramatic choice. Other lives were deeply affected because of my choice but what I have learned and the number of lives I have impacted was meant to be. Trust your path. Trust your instincts Trust your journey. It was meant to be.
You Can’t Turn The Unturnable
You can’t turn the unturnable. You can’t educate the uneducable. Those statements on a recent news show helped me reposition some of my concerns. I have only had conversations with two people whose beliefs were totally opposite from mine. What I saw was a person who read and followed only those sources that agreed with the ideas he held. He was being drawn further and further down a non-inclusive path. I had never heard of any of those publications – they were special interest groups. It was not the main media. I don’t understand their reasoning or premise but I have now given myself permission not to try.
What brick wall are you up against? Recognize it and change directions.
Know Your Role
As I finished re-reading Michael Harner’s book The Way Of The Shaman, I realized that I was not ever going to be someone who works to heal others, although I did that as a Reiki Master Teacher in the 80s. I am going to use the shamanic work that I have learned primarily to journey and discover and share. It is good to know the boundaries of your work.
I will use some of these techniques on myself for self-healing. But mine is no longer the role of healing others on the physical plane. Perhaps what I write and share is healing to others just as it is to me.
Know the boundaries of the work you are to undertake and be content. My role is to explore and discover and share. What is your over-arching role?
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
We create our life by what we focus on and what we expect. Are you setting your goals and expectations high enough? Give that some thought.
You are the only one who can shape your destiny. As your life unfolds, you chose your path and experience through your choices. When you want to change, you change your thinking, your expectations and your choices.
How would you like to shape your “next”?
===INSIGHTS FROM THE UNSEEN WORLD===
Guidance to Consider
What Am I To Share About The Unseen World?
I have begun to journey to the Unseen World to explore and to share what I find. I did not start in my Sacred Garden as I usually do, I started in the Chamber of the Seven Rays sitting between the Indigo and Violet rays and my guide was Gwen, my dragon protector. A blue butterfly wrapped me in golden threads for protection and sealed it with a butterfly kiss…. my new and unexpected Spirit Guide. I am to explore the Unseen World and share what I find. Here we go adventuring…
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEARERS===
Expand Your Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
Define Your Role
My role is changing as I follow this calling to explore the Unseen World. Elements in my shamanic journey work have changed for this adventure and I have a deeper core of journeying insights to stand upon.
Periodically pause to examine your role, check in with your inner guidance, and see how you are to alter your direction.
=== DEEPER SONG PHILOSOPHIES ===
The Master sees things as they are, without trying to control them. She lets them go their own way, and resides at the center of the circle. – Tao Te Ching
What a powerful lesson about letting go – letting life flow around you while you stay steady at your core, focused on the messages and guidance from within.
==== DEEPER SONG EXPLORATION ===
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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===
I stand at another crossroad. Actually it’s the crossroads of three paths that I created for myself. Three directions from which to choose. I will ultimately explore all three but for now I want to go down one path to explore it more deeply.
My mission statement is: “I help Transformational Leaders deepen our relationship with the Unseen World and expand our role in the New Consciousness.”
- I will help Transformational Leaders as I explore the other two but I do not want to take time to work on the self-discovery stage.
- “Deepen our relationship with the Unseen World” is a personal, introspective focus. I can do a lot of interesting work with the Unseen World and I will learn a lot.
- “Expand our role in the New Consciousness” is very important right now and I’m no longer interacting out in the world except with this newsletter and the individual lives I touch here. Perhaps that is ending for now. I think that will be a secondary focus. I have to figure out my own role for myself.
I think the reason I want to explore the Unseen World has to do with the seriousness of my recent hospital stay. I have begun to re-re-read Michael Newton’s books on Life Between Lives. His books are Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives (Llewellyn, 1994), Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives (Llewellyn, May 2000), and Life Between Lives:Hypnotherapy for Spiritual Regression (Llewellyn, 2004).
I kept writing down Michael Harner and I considered that an Inner Voice nudge. I just finished re-reading his book The Way of The Shaman. He preceded my two teachers Hank Wassermann and Sandra Ingerman. Joe Dispenza is a source for exploring the Unseen World but I’m pretty sure I am to do my own journeywork and report back. I will listen to my Inner Voice.
Does my process of exploration and discovery help you figure out where you go next and how you begin?
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
Three paths open before me. I must choose one for now.
Three paths open before me. I must choose one for now. One leads high, one leads lower, one leads down the middle.
Three paths open before me. I must choose one for now. One leads high, one leads lower, one leads down the middle. I choose the higher road that feels more mysterious and begin my new journey.
- Cara Lumen, April 2023
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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