How To Keep Up With Our Evolving Future
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
I watched the spaceship launch and begin its journey towards the space station. The rocket boosters separated and landed perfectly on a barge in the ocean to be reused in a subsequent flight. The caption was an American Indian woman who brought with her a dreamcatcher given to her by her mother. The other woman on board was a Russian cosmonaut, the sign of cooperation in the scientific community. One of the experiments is to test a 3-D printer. That’s a lot of progress.
I do not understand the principles behind a 3-D printer that can make houses. I cannot fathom living six months on a space station. The world is changing very rapidly.
My grandfather drove a model T Ford, one of the first cars and I rode in it as a young girl. A lot can happen in a lifetime.
We must be prepared to change. We must be willing to experiment. We must be prepared to put aside the old ways of doing things.
Our future is here. It is in the choices we make and beliefs we hold. It is very important to let go of many of the beliefs we’ve held most of our lives and explore the new possibilities and options that continue to unfold each and every day. There are things that are possible today that we never even imagined a few years ago.
That means letting go. It means questioning every belief to see if some new evidence or some new inventions ask you to change your beliefs and move in a new direction.
This is a fluid tine. It is not time to hold onto the past.
That means we’re going to spend a lot of time at the very edge of our comfort zone if not just plain outside of it. We must stay fluid and flexible and open to change. We have to question our habits and our traditions and our favorite beliefs to see what has changed within us and in the world around us and how we need to change with it.
Our future is evolving and unfolding and we must be curious and open to the myriad of new possibilities as we make our choices and move forward. Question everything. Keep learning about the new changes and opportunities that continue to unfold. Go exploring to see what new options are available to you. Make thoughtful choices. The world is changing and your new future is rapidly unfolding.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I am open to change. I stay flexible and fluid in my exploration and my choices.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Continue to question the premises that you built your life upon to see what beliefs and expectations of what is possible need to change.
- Explore the myriad of evolving options that are provided to you each day.
- Choose one and do the work.
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
Make Room For Change
As I set about to explore this new path I am to explore intuitively, I have to make room for change – changes in my beliefs, changes in my expectations, but most of all, changes in what I believe is possible. This world is kind of a mess on so many levels. There is a new path opening up for me. I know this change is coming but I have no details yet. So I stay open. I listen and watch for the subtle nudges of insight that I am given to consider and explore. I will know the right path for this moment in time.
This new path is going to address and explore how we as light workers can impact the planet to help it heal itself and its inhabitants. That’s really ambitious for all of us. But it can be done. It will be done.
What do you do to make space for something new to come in? And how often do you do it? Let’s go exploring and see what shows up.
Be Conscious of Your Own Giftedness
Very often we take our own giftedness for granted. We are used to it, it seems easy for us to do certain things and we don’t even think of it as special. What gifts are you expressing in your life and how are you sharing them?
I wrote for my high school newspaper and that gift has followed me and been expressed throughout my life. I was also Managing Editor my senior year which speaks to the early recognition of my organizational abilities. I was in my teens when those gifts were not only identified but recognized and put to work. What gifts have you been expressing throughout your life? Some of them may be so easy for you to do that you don’t even see them as special gifts.
It is so easy for me to organize that it took a while for me to see it as a gift. That organizational ability applies to my writing, my learning techniques, and my way of being. It’s a core, active gift I express in many forms. Oftentimes we don’t recognize the gifts that we are expressing because they are so innate and natural for us.
What if you paused and looked more closely at how you interact with the world and identify the gifts you give by your very presence? Perhaps ask a few close friends what they see as your gifts and prepare to be surprised.
Sometimes you see your gifts expressed in your children and grandchildren and have a more aware appreciation of them. My father was a civil engineer and I think it is from him that I got my gift of seeing the overview. But I also know that all of my children are really, really good organizers. It’s a gift that is moving through the generations. My mother’s sisters all wrote and one of them had her own radio show and was also a news reporter. So writing is a gene I come by honestly.
Notice how gifts that are similar to yours are expressed by others. See how you might expand how you share your own unique version of that gift.
Sometimes a gift that is the most impactful is one we barely notice. I have a neighbor who is incredibly kind and very willing to help anyone and everyone. It’s who she is. That quality of willing helpfulness is a powerful gift she offers others. And to her it’s simply the way she is.
Kindness is often overlooked as a special gift. My daughter Cathy is incredibly kind. Her husband, Ron, is also very kind. I’m more of a take-care-of-myself person then take-care-of-others so it’s probably not my gene that Cathy is expressing.
My children are all super smart and that comes down though the genes from both my parents.
Look back over your life. What do you love to do? That is you expressing one of your gifts. Perhaps you can do more of that in different forms.
Take a look at how you’re expressing your life and become more aware of your own gifts. Use them more frequently and in more unique ways.
On the forms to fill out to move to Evergreen assisted living, they asked for my religion. And I put metaphysician. I’ve been saying that for 50 years and I took time to look it up: “’Meta-‘ means beyond or transcending; so meta-physical means that which lies beyond, underlies or transcends the physical realm/world/reality. In academic circles, a metaphysician is a philosopher whose area of study or expertise is metaphysics: the study of the fundamental nature of reality and existence itself.”
I’m the only vegetarian over there and I’m sure I’m going to be the only metaphysician.
Take Responsibility for Healing Yourself
We can’t change the past. We can’t correct what we see as mistakes we made along the line. We have to let go and look upon them as lessons or experiments that deepened our awareness and expanded our potential. But do not dwell on them. You cannot go back and change the past. You can only build on what you learned and the choices and opportunities that you have in front of you. Keep the lessons in mind that those mistakes brought you and walk mindfully along the path that has opened before you.
A Small Thing
It’s a small thing but it’s going to make a big difference as I continue to prepare to move. The universe continues to provide me with realizations that help me move forward. I will have two windows together just like I have here and I will rearrange one window with sun catchers and dream catchers. I cannot put dream catchers in my current windows because they have feathers and I have a cat – but he is going to go live with my daughter. I also have three kinds of wind chimes hanging on the curtain rod above the two windows even though there’s no wind to make them sing, only me. I just realized they get to come and that makes me happy.
Isn’t it interesting how something so simple can make a new home feel more welcoming? What makes you happy in your environment?
Explore New Potential and Possibilities
What Is Your Place 0f Service?
We are in service in many roles during our lifetime. Sometimes as friend, sometimes as partner, sometimes as parent, sometimes as coworker, often as a teacher and guide. But there is always an overarching, larger role that you are playing and have played most of your life. Mine is that of explorer and sharer of what I find.
That role has recently been redirected a bit. I am finding and listening to people who are searching for how we are to elevate our role as light workers in this world today. I listen, I consider, I absorb, I figure out how to apply what comes to me and I turn and share when I discover with you.
It is time to shift our gaze. It is time to consider the over-arching flow of our planet. The signs are there: the faltering environment, the wars, the anger. Those of us who can must continue our search for our higher place of service that is focused on the over-arching good.
What I’m looking for is our role as light workers in saving the planet – and its inhabitants. We will individually express different versions of this role but our objective will be the overall good (and perhaps survival) for each of us. Let’s go exploring together. I wonder what we will discover.
Release the Plan and Trust
It is time for me to release the planning I’ve made for the impending move into assisted living and trust the unfolding. I have a plan. It will work. And it may not be the plan I am called upon to use because the time is not here yet. When we over-plan we are trying to control. What we really want to learn to do is to trust the unfolding.
For me, it has been important to have a plan because the space is small and I have to thoughtfully choose what I can bring and find ways to have many things serve multiple purposes. This is a period of releasing and giving away and letting go and substituting. I have a plan, but it may not be the plan I end up using. And I have to make it OK with me.
Once you figure out one way to do something that makes you feel comfortable with the process, let go and trust. Let it unfold. And be flexible. Let it be different from what you expected.
There are some free spirits that can just go with the flow all the time. But I need to know there’s at least one way to get it done. I also need to go through the process of letting go of a lot of possessions and for me that takes a little time. I have and continue to let go and trust in the unfolding. I can do that.
Understand the Core Foundation of The Opposing Viewpoint
My dear friend Connie stopped by this week. She used to be Social Services Director here but she’s come back to take her original job as Office Manager three days a week. We love each other. And for the first time, knowing that we were on absolute opposite spectrums on all of our political opinions, she was willing to share with me what her concerns and beliefs were.
What I realized was that our beliefs come from our own life views, our personal experiences, how we see ourselves, and our needs tempered by the overarching principles we hold at our core.
For instance, her concern about how we use our material resources – mine is heavily based on the global state of the planet. Her concern was not. We were not looking at the situation from anywhere close to the same perspective.
I feel welcoming towards immigrants and am empathetic toward their need to escape political discourse, but she focuses on them as bringing in the cartel and people who are destructive to border lands they cross.
It was fascinating to see how truly far apart the basis and the focus of our global concerns were. I thanked her several times for the conversation. She had not been willing to have that conversation when she worked here before. I was really grateful for the opportunity to see that opposing beliefs are based on how you view your own situation, what you see as the problem and what that makes you focus on.
We were coming at the problem from opposite ends of the spectrum. For instant, I thought it was great that people got rid of student loans and she thought about all the trade school students who were still paying off debt.
Who we see as the one in need determines how we see our own situation and priorities. That was an important insight for me.
She is the first and only person that I’ve been able to have this kind of conversation with and it was really more about me listening. I did not share my views. I just listened to understand where hers are coming from. We weren’t trying to talk each other into aligning with our own viewpoint. But what I saw and learned is that our priorities literally come from our view of the world, from our life experience, how it seems to impact our life and what we feel is important in our life. And that’s going to vary from person to person.
Where do your beliefs come from? What are they based on? What foundational beliefs have come into play? Are they still true for you?
For me, helping the struggling planet is what my choices should be based on. That was not her primary concern nor was it what she based her responses on.
And of course, we get our news from entirely different sources.
Look for the core beliefs a person is expressing. Look for the particular facets they choose to emphasize as their concerns. Understand what your current beliefs are based on. Then make room to learn from each other.
I am very grateful for my friend for being willing to express her views. It helped me understand the world better.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
Create Your Own Nudges
I love quotes. And I have a fairly good-sized collection of them. One of the ways I use them is to have them printed out, cut into individual quotes and placed in a box from which I draw one each day. But I want to try a new version.
I’m going to create an Insight Calendar on my computer so I can make really big print for my eyesight. And I’m going to set up my collection of quotes as a daily calendar. Each day I have a new insight to consider and if I choose, I have a place to record how that insight manifested throughout my day. It won’t be complicated. It will just be to read a quote that I already like each day and see how I can put it into action.
What kind of nudges will you create for yourself today and in what form? Do that.
Strengthen Your Spiritual Path
How do you strengthen and deepen your spiritual path? I think it’s time for me to re-read a few of my more meaningful books. It may be time for me to reread from Steven Mitchell’s translation of the Tao De Ching. I now know Deng Ming-Tao in person and I really like his Everyday Tao and 365 Tao. I’ve already read Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet four times. But I could re-read The Essential Rumi again with the Coleman Barks translation. And I have begun to find a few podcasts that are offering me insights to consider like Michael Meade’s Living Myth Podcast. How do you strengthen and deepen your spiritual awareness? Get creative and get busy.
===GUIDANCE FROM OUR COSMIC COUNSELORS ===
Listen Beyond the Voice Within
I journey: Talk to me about change.
I am in the Misty Circle in the forest of redwoods and light is coming through the giant trees. I hear a humming and into the circle Light Bearers come. They hold their torches in front of them with their hearts open to the light. In the center the planet circles. I experience myself as being in this circle of light bearers. My torch is in front of my heart. We face the center where the planet is revolving and in unison we raise our lights. As we stand there with our hearts open and our lights shining, the planet feels our energy and moves into a frolicking, joyful dance. What we have done is to open our hearts and raise our lights. We can do that, can’t we?
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE DIVERSE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEINGs===
Expand Your Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
Do Everything Fully
Whatever you choose to do, do it fully with commitment and enthusiasm. Stay in the moment and participate fully. Be present. Be observant. Notice how you feel. Notice what changes. And then simply be with the energy and insights that unfold.
Give yourself over to the moment. The experience. The outcome. Immerse yourself in the amazing experience of the universe doing the work. Let go and trust. Be present. Be observant. And allow it to unfold. Let the universe be your guide.
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Raise Your Sights and Your Expectations
What Do You Want to Learn Next?
We are guided to our new path in many ways and one of them is by our curiosity. It leads us to what we need and want to learn next. I am currently looking for philosophies that help me figure out how I am to help this planet in chaos and how I might define my role and do it.
I am patient with this unfolding I look for in response to this set of nudges I am given. Then I give it all time to evolve.
This may be a slight bend in my current path or it could be a whole new path that I am to explore. When it is time, you will be shown what you are to do and how you might choose to express it in the world. Keep looking and listening. Your next path is calling you.
=== DEEPER SONG PHILOSOPHIES ===
Flow Like Water
The concept, metaphor, or principle at the center of your life is: Water. When I begin to live like water, I will adapt while moving forward, pause where it is needed, be in the moment, stay true to myself, be creative and present.
How do you express the element of water in your daily life?
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Wander beyond all paths. Receive what you have been given and know that it is always enough.
– Stephen Mitchell 2nd Book of Tao
We are continually evolving. Now is this time for us to keep exploring, to turn down different paths to see where they lead and what they might offer. Then we can make a choice to continue or return and to try a different path.
Life is about experimenting and choosing. Perhaps the major step we are to make at this point in the evolution and change on our planet is to explore new paths. To leave behind our old beliefs and our old way of doing and go adventuring. Perhaps that’s the key – to leave behind and to release what no longer serves us so we can move more confidently in a new direction. What do you need to release? What do you want to explore?
Everything Unfolds In The Perfect Time
There is an opening at Evergreen, the assisted living place that I have applied to. It happened sooner than I thought. But I have been planning and adapting and giving things away and I am ready, physically, mentally, and even emotionally.
I had an interview with staff on Zoom for them to meet me and to find out what my needs are. I met with the nurse and Social Services Director and the person in charge of filling open spaces. They are very kind people whose whole focus is to make the aging process a positive experience. There will be all sorts of help for me there. It is assisted living after all.
I was given a map of the floor plan and I have used the tables features on my computer to make a floor plan and have measured everything I plan to take to be certain it fits. And I fit. This facility has many other sized spaces in different price ranges. My space is being financed by Medicare.
I will have access to a resident doctor. I will be served my meals, provided with vitamins, housekeeping care and even take a shower if I need it. And I can even get a haircut.
There are many open social areas for activities for the residents. I’m pretty happy being on my computer a lot but it’s good to know that they are out there. I am the only vegetarian there but they said they had some vegetarians on staff so I hope the meal planner talks to them. I may take a few of my favorite recipes to share.
This week I will go through and decide what actually goes on the few shelves I am taking because a lot more has to be let go. What I will do is choose the things that are important to me right now in my life and trust.
As a person with several hundred crystals, I’m really glad my daughter likes crystal a lot too because she is quadrupling her supply. I am grateful they are going to her because she has a great deal to give.
So I move forward with as much serenity as I can muster and trust in the unfolding. I will be given the perfect space, at the perfect time, and the move will be easy.
One of the questions I could not answer was whether I wanted to leave my door open. It’s an interesting idea. To stay connected with the world passing by outside your door. I might make a few friends that way.
This place is pet friendly but my 13-year-old cat Sebastian is very shy of people so he is going to live with my daughter. But maybe someone else’s cat will wander down the hall and come talk to me if I leave my door open.
My next role is becoming more clear and it involves deeply exploring how we light-bearers can help balance the planet, including really old ones like me. I can do that, even in a very small space. This is financed through Medicare so they take most of my money and give me a small allowance which means I will need to find other ways to learn beside enrolling in paid online classes. I can do that.
So for those of you who know how to send energy ahead to a situation, please send ahead to the perfect space, an easy move, and an easy adjustment. All is well in my world.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
A DOOR OPENS
A door opens. It beckons and welcomes me with open arms. It is time for me to move forward.
A door opens. It beckons and welcomes me with open arms. It is time for me to move forward. The new adventure is unfolding. One I am prepared for. One it is time for.
A door opens. It beckons and welcomes me with open arms. It is time for me to move forward. The new adventure is unfolding. One I am prepared for. One it is time for. I open the portal and step onto a new path of light.
– Cara Lumen October 2022.
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