Journaling as Meditation
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
It is important to quiet your mind and sit in stillness and meditation. It is equally important to take time to contemplate what we discover. Journaling captures our insights and anchors
When you safely capture one idea, you will find it frees your mind to remember the insight that lay right beneath that idea. Journaling allows you to move deeper into greater understanding.
Journaling allows us to trace our journey and see where we have grown, what lessons we have learned, and what mistakes we may be repeating.
There is a releasing factor to journaling. You store the insight in writing rather than have it bumping around in your mind. Writing down one layer lets you look at the layer below it.
Journaling helps you uncover the missing pieces that can bring clarity or right action or deeper understanding. Journaling releases the clutter of the mind and leaves space for inspiration and creativity.
Journaling captures guidance and inspiration that might otherwise whip by so rapidly in our busy lives we miss its importance. It anchors those ideas for deeper reflection and contemplation.
Whether you write by hand or keep a journal on your computer, take time to review the insights you have received during your day. It will help anchor and clarify and make room for deeper meaning.
Open your heart and your mind and use journaling to converse with your higher self and the wisdom of the universe.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I establish a spiritual practice of journaling.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Look for the time of day you feel like journaling. It might be right after you meditate, It might be at the end of your day as a review, or both.
- Decide how you want to journal – in writing, by hand, through sketches, or on your computer.
- Journal daily.
- Periodically review your journal to notice your progress and growth and deepening insight.
Do you take time for stillness – like sitting outside on a quiet evening and listening to the sounds of nighttime? Or sitting outside and watching the clouds slowly shift into new patterns? Pause in the stillness before moving into your spiritual practice and savor the moment when you end your day by offering gratitude for the experiences that have passed. Wake up with a deep awareness of the stillness of the early morning to offer gratitude for the clarity of the dreams of the night. Pause in stillness to bless your food. Pause in stillness to bless the work you just completed before sending it off. Sit in stillness to look around your home and appreciate what you have gathered around you. Sit in stillness with a friend, a loved one, and savor the connection.
How will you create more time to experience stillness in your life?
Use Tuning Forks for Gentle and Powerful Self-HealingTuning forks help you retune your body, bring it back into balance, and help it self-heal.
I have three tuning forks that I use daily – twice a day along with my acupressure and Guasha tools. It is soothing and balancing and helps in the self-healing process. You only need to use tuning forks three or four minutes a day to begin to feel the effect. You can apply the tuning forks to pressure points to affect the healthy functioning of all main organ systems. You can use them to deepen your states of consciousness. Here’s the beginner set of Bionic Turning Forks I use and recommend.
Is there a difference between what you expect of yourself and what others expect of you? We all change and as we do, how we respond to input and experiences also changes. Are you stuck in an old pattern of what is expected of you versus what you now expect from and want for yourself?
We all change and we must make room for our own responses and roles to expand and for that same change to happen for those around us.
Mutate and Thrive
In her September Newsletter Sandra Ingerman pointed out “Covid mutations work together. The virus creates mutations which help it survive and only grow stronger. Viruses don’t fight about what color they are and if they agree with political policies. They work together and thrive. Covid was brought to us by the power of the universe to be a teacher in learning about unity, oneness, and the power of cooperation and mutual support.”
Mutate means change, evolve, transform.
Change is about being flexible. It is about being in the moment. It’s about responding based on the wholeness you feel in yourself right now. It is not about holding onto past beliefs or past habits. We need to question everything. Everything we think. Everything we do. Everything we expect. When we change our expectations, we change our experience. What does mutation mean to you in your life and how will you allow yourself to evolve into this next role in the unfolding feminine?
Trust Your Intuition
Over time it becomes more than a hunch or an urge, it becomes a knowing. When you learn to trust your intuition, it can guide you in unexpected ways and in unexpected directions. But first, you need to learn to trust it. Notice the idea that becomes a reality. Notice the feeling that leads to an action that is unexpectedly effective. Practice with your intuition. Practice listening to its nudges Practice following where it leads and you will soon learn that it is a fascinating guide to new adventures.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Let Go of What is No Longer Needed
It is important to let go of what is no longer needed in your life. It is like clearing out a cluttered closet or an overstuffed garage. We need to clean our inner home periodically and we can do that with a small releasing ceremony.
The idea is to choose a form that represents what you no longer want to keep in your life and destroy it, change its form, symbolically release it. Burning is good. There is a kind of paper that dissolves in water upon which you can write what you want to release and watch it simply melt away. You can blow what you want to release into a candle flame. The idea is to let go of what you no longer want in your life.
First you identify the belief, the habit, the fear you want to release, then you decide what form you want to use to release it. Then you create a small ceremony of releasing.
We want to release beliefs that no longer serve us. We want to release fears that are holding us back. Creating a symbolic gesture of releasing is one way to let go and move forward.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE DIVERSE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEINGS===
An Odd but Deep Relationship
Her name is Connie. She is the Social Services Director here at my Senior living and she is retiring. She is my closest in-person friend and we have beliefs at opposite ends of the spectrum. She is a conservative Christian. I, of course, am a constantly exploring metaphysician. She got Co-vid. She did not get the shots and I have had two shots and a booster. She is very conservative. I have recently realized I am progressive.
The interesting thing about her leaving is how we will continue our friendship. I don’t expect to see her again after she leaves. I write about things that are far from her belief system so she will not be drawn to the ideas I share.
We don’t talk about our belief systems but we love each other and I will miss her.
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
We Need to Create a New Vision
It’s not easy to create a new vision but that’s exactly what we need to do. That means we have to look beyond what is showing up. That means we need to look at how we want our world to be. What our role in it might be.
It’s hard to imagine a new world when there’s so much dramatic tension and conflict going on. But we can purposely set our goals for the higher energy that we want in our world. The energy of inclusion. The energy of compassion. The energy of the highest good for all.
Upgrade your vision. Check what you think is possible against what you want to be possible. And hold that vision of positive potential strongly, surely, and passionately.
What if? What if we began to embrace the more feminine qualities of inclusion and compassion and love?
As a normal human being, I’m not sure how to do that because I get mad at the people who endanger others by not being vaccinated. I get angry at politicians who seem only to want power not help their constituents. Getting angry doesn’t help. I just need to notice that it’s not the kind of world I want to help build.
So what do I, an 89-year old woman sitting in her apartment in the middle of the United States, do to change the world?
We’re talking energy here. I can vision. I can discover a unique and positive approach and write about it here in this newsletter. Someone else may read it and take up that banner. I’m not helpless here. I’m just not on the streets marching in protest either.
We don’t have to figure out the details. We don’t how to figure out how peaceful coexistence works. But we do need to vision and expect peaceful cohabitation of this planet and conscious caring for the well-being of our world. Imagine our New World into being. We can all do that.
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 and we move forward to guide the way.
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DEEPER SONG EXPLORATION
The first talk I listened to on the recent Shift Network Healing Summit was Donna Eden. I was drawn to her talk because what she teaches is so simple. Here is an introductory video. I’m going to start doing this work daily. Free energy class and Day 1 of Daily Energy Routine
My Best Work
I’m 89 years old and I just wrote the best website content of my life this week for my good friend Christina Gerber! Pretty spectacular. I guess mastery takes time…
Years ago I learned to trust my inner voice and simply write down what it was seemingly dictating to me. I learn a lot through my writing. I get myself out of the way and listen to my inner voice and write down what it says. I do that a lot. But even though I was approaching writing this web copy as I used to do, I also have known that it was time to find a new way to write about ourselves on our web pages so other people are drawn to our energy and our offerings. And I did.
It was not about the concrete physical plane things that Christina does in her work as an intuitive healer. I wrote about the energy, the love, the intuitiveness, the depth of caring that she brings to her work. No credentials mentioned. Only love and healing.
Is that the message I’ve been looking for in my own life – that it’s not what you do but the intention with which you do it? Could be. I’m gonna look into that. Meanwhile, I just wrote the best website copy of my life in my very old age.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
You Never Know
You never know when the time is right.
You never know when the time is right. You never know when it will all fall into place.
You never know when the time is right. You never know when it will all fall into place. You just need to be ready to step into the opening.
-Cara Lumen, February 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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