Insights From A Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
I am still stunned by the down-the-middle differences in the US. I had no idea. We have great healing to do.
That means we must all – both sides – lay down our differences and stand shoulder to shoulder in order to move forward. We must each compromise. We must each explore the new viewpoints. We must each question our own core beliefs.
And find a middle ground – an inclusive path forward.
That means me, although I am very fond of my beliefs. I don’t even have to wonder why others think the way they do, I just need to find our common ground, the path forward. The middle road. The way we can walk along together. It means compromise. Compromise means each side making concessions.
I have a feeling a lot of people don’t feel that way.
But I have only my life to live. My choices to make. My beliefs to hold. So I blot out the consideration of division and move us all into unconditional love, filled with the light of oneness, opening our hearts to incisiveness, and listening to each other as we thoughtfully and mindfully find a way forward – together. A path that includes us all.
It all begins with being with knowing and accepting that we are one energy and our individual actions affect the whole.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I make choices for the highest good of all.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Get over the idea that your ideas are right. They are right for you but probably not for the other person.
- Listen to identify the core needs of others.
- In a self-aware manner, look for the common ground and begin to build a partnership there.
- Always choose for the highest good of all.
MY DEEPER SONG THIS WEEK
Heart Lessons from a Soul Star
An Exploration of the Unseen World
The concept of having your own personal Soul Star is amazing and reassuring. One star, for your soul, watching over you, guiding you, here to answer your questions.
I asked. I received answers that apply to any or all of us who walk this path of light and desire to serve our planet as she moves through these dramatic changes. I share my experience in order to encourage you to go meet your own Soul Star.
Cara Lumen, spiritual philosopher and Founder of the Deeper Song Community is a cosmic explorer who consciously travels into the unseen world to serve as a bridge to help us expand our relationship with the spiritual world. She shares what she learns and guides us to the next level so we can sing a deeper song.
In this episode we explore
Heart Lessons from a Soul Star
To Sing a Deeper Song Consider:
The Unseen World Needs Us
Build a Strong Bridge to Your Invisible Self
Metaphorical Messengers and the Unseen World
The Space of Inner Knowing
How to Cultivate Deep Listening
RECONSIDER YOUR BELIEFS
I was a tad smug in feeling that my way was right. It turns out half of my country does not think so. I am really trying to have some clue as to why those who see the world so differently than I do, believe the way they do.
We can get a little smug in our thinking. We take comfortable, familiar positions, and move forward. But we need to question our own beliefs and we need to make room for the beliefs of others, the needs of others. Both sides need to move toward a center path for moving forward.
Examine your beliefs. Are they valid? Do they reflect the current world? If you are older, talk to a young person so see what kind of world they want and need. Then help them build it.
With so much moving online we seem to be bombarded with summits and classes and offerings from all angles.
We have grown and changed this year. Our interests have expanded. We have learned a lot. As we exam the end of this year and the flow of the year to come, this is a perfect time to unsubscribe from a few things.
If you are like me, you are begging to feel full up. So we have to establish some guidelines and set some boundaries and unsubscribe to things we have outgrown.
I have listened to enough summits to know what my primary interests are and what were just moments of curiosity. I need to let go of the sources I will truly not pursue this coming year.
If you are not reading that post or listing to a particular podcast look to see why. Is it something you want to explore? Or does it no longer address the path you have chosen? Is it something you had a passing interest in? Unsubscribe. If you are not sure, copy the URL on one document and unsubscribe for now.
This is an amazing freeing step to take to open space for the new year.
KNOW HOW YOU WORK
I may have just solved a problem that has been bothering me for a long time. Here’s the question, would you rather take on a task you are not wild about and do it in one focused effort and get it over? Or do you want to have it nag at you in small bits until you get it done?
Some time ago I learned that when I am faced with something I would rather put off I say to myself, “Think how good it will feel when you do (whatever it is you’ve been putting off). I keep saying it until the task is done. (Like all the way to the trash)
But I made the mistake of parceling out house cleaning elements in the belief that it won only take 15 minutes to do…. whatever task I had decided upon. Just as I have selected one day each week to march back and forth to the laundry room, I decided to choose a day to do whatever cleaning I need to do. Think how good it will feel when you…
It worked. I seem to have chosen Thursday mornings and then it’s done for the week.
How do you work? Do you want to do a little bit every day or simply get it over in one focused effort?
Understand how you like to work and do that.
SMALL BUT PROFOUND CHANGES
It theoretically could be seen as an accident but a whole door has reopened. Aren’t surprises wonderful!
I was eating and decided to turn on some Classical Music on my TV. I had forgotten how much I love Classical music and how little of it I have listened to in the past few years. A theme from the opera Carmen came on and I remembered as a high school student I was in the chorus of the college production of Carmen because I was taking voice lessons there. I sang along and had a great time remembering and reliving.
I have a whole new classical music habit to get into.
Was it an accident? No, I think my helping spirits have been planning for this to happen so it is a lovely surprise.
Music is energizing. It is a mood changer. It is inspirational.
Do you need music in your life? Add it and see how your mood is lifted.
BRING YOURSELF TO CENTER
It only takes a moment – one deep inhale, one slow exhale, close your eye and let it all go. That’s how you center yourself any time, anyplace.
Sprinkle centering pauses throughout our day and see what change.
GOALS VESUS UNFOLDING
It’s a funny thing about unfolding, you can’t rush it. That’s the point – to give circumstances and realization time to evolve.
How do you do that?
Reflection comes to mind. Pausing to observe. Pausing to contemplate. Pausing to consider.
Have an over-arching goal but keep it broad. My goal is to touch people more deeply. That’s it. I now get to simply let it unfold. As ideas and nudges and circumstances appear, I get to try them on for size – I get to explore the ideas that resonate with me and let the others go.
How do you move forward? Are you fluid and open and flexible? Go exploring and let life unfold.
OUR EVOLVING FUTURE
As I look forward to thoughtful, intelligent, inclusive leadership in my country my relief is huge. Our leadership lessons were painful and divisive and I’m not certain everyone recognized the danger. Many of us got to look deeply at the core beliefs of how we want to live on this planet and vote our conscience.
So much is changing in our world that we need to learn to be flexible. Fluid and flexible. The old way is gone. We get to create new versions. We get to adjust. And any of us are.
Look closely at what core beliefs are driving you. We need to work in new ways. We get to learn in new ways. New opportunities show up and we get to go expiring.
Let go of how it has been. That way is gone. How do you want to contribute in this new world we are building?
Keep refining your awareness and ideas until you have established a new vision for yourself. Then build on that.
MY REFLECTING POOL
Next and Now
There is no next.
There is no next. There is only now.
There is no next there is only now. I use now wisely.
– Cara Lumen
88 and the Infinity Symbol
I turn 88 this week. What a wonderful age! I particularly love it that those eights are two infinity symbols.
The first thing I see in the symbol of infinity are the cycles of life. How we build on our past and bring that wisdom to the future. How we leave behind what we don’t need from the past cycles as we move into the new one. How some choices may be continuing as their impact circles both backward and forward but with different emphasis and discovery. We live in a constant cycle of change. If I see myself as the point where the two circles converge, I pause to examine both my past and my future. How I got here and where I would like to go. I am drawing wisdom from my past and using my presence in the moment to make choices that will draw to me the future I desire. I am at that crossroads of the past and future, standing on what I have learned and experienced and choosing how to affect what is to come, what lies before me, by the choices I make right now, in this moment of ever-presence.
88 has two infinitive symbols It feels like it may be an important year.
Each moment is crossroads. An opportunity to examine the choices that got us here and the opportunity to choose a next step. We build on our experience of the past and make conscious choices that affect our future. We mindfully leave behind the past and step into our “next”.
I get philosophical about me being 88. I see the results of all my past choices. Some could have used more consideration but I particularly like the philosophical choices I have made. And I love how my gifts continue to develop and express themselves.
I look at what I have gathered around me in this present moment, this crossroads in the conjoined cycles. It is the wisdom I have, the skills I have developed, and the insights I have accumulated and it is the deep friendships I have formed. All is well in my world.
As I move into the opening cycle of the year before me I feel its fullness, the easy way I now communicate with the Unseen World, the loud nudges of my Inner Voice, and the ideas I am called to explore and share with others. I am having the best time of my life spiritually. I am doing exactly what I want to do and writing about exactly what I want to learn. And I’m getting really good at staying centered in the present.
One of my guides in a recent shamanic journey said they were guiding me by putting in front of me the things I need to know for my “next”. So I just trust the insights and nudges and my sudden use of intuition that pull me forward into deeper exploration.
The more I listen the more I hear.
I will sit mindfully and serenely at this crossroads of double infinite symbols with great joy and peace in my heart knowing I have traveled the road well and trusting the path that is unfolding before me to be exactly what I need to know and do next.
All is well in my world Happy 88th birthday to me!!!
A DEEPER SONG
Wherever you stand be the soul of that place” – Gibran
“What you seek is seeking you” -Gibran
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