Lobbing Light Balls
Insights OF A Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
Sometimes I sit here and watch so many disruptions all over the planet that I feel inadequate to do anything – until I remember light balls. I can lob light nalls any place I want – like LeBron James or Step Curry, just making one ringer after another.
A light ball is just that – light. It carries with it a higher vibration that enables us wherever are, each and every one of us, to send light vibrational energy anyplace we choose. We have forgotten sometimes that when we are only aware of ourselves as human bodies, we feel restricted in our power. Until we remember that we are actually energy. We can use energy to change our environment and our experiences.
So for me, the prospect of a lobbing a light ball is to bring some light to the darkness, some compassion and inclusion, and right action into a situation or a place. You get the picture – a light ball goes and does what light does – it raises the vibration and reminds us that we are all one energy.
Pretty powerful stuff.
Sometimes I lob a lot of light balls in one direction. Sometimes I toss more light balls than at other times but the intention is the same – to remind us all that we are one whole interconnected vibration. That there is no difference and we harm ourselves when we harm others.
A lot of powerful results come from lobbing a few light balls.
I have also been know to toss a light ball up in the air and then stand under it till it bops me on the head and I get it!
Sure, I could attach a strong intention, but light is light and it is whole and that’s what I want to send – the awareness of, the feeling of, the knowledge of our oneness, our wholeness, our existence as one energy.
A light ball. Lob a light ball…
I suppose we could make them colored, but I’ll leave that up to the light ball. And since I send it with my intention, I don’t even have to be a particularly good shot – it knows where it is to go.
Next time you are feeling a tad helpless, get out our bag go light balls and like a ball throwing machine, start tossing them out into our world with the intention that those who see them and are ready, will recognize that light within themselves and will join in the collective consciousness that is forming a layer of light around our planet.
Where will you lob light balls today?
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I raise my vibration and intentionally lob light bells
into troubling situations in the world.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- It only takes a second to lob a light ball. One thought, one intention and it’s done.
- Lob a light ball at the news. Lob it out int the world. Toss one up in the air and stand under it till it bops you on the head…
- It’s not about looking for negative energy, it is about encouraging you to feel that you are working for a higher good and it is effective.
- Keep lobbing light balls
MY DEEPER SONG THIS WEEK
How to Reframe to Get Better ResultsAdventures in the Unseen World
This was a huge, life-changing discovery. Change is as simple as reframing how you see it. That means all you have to do is reframe the perceived problem in order to get different results.
What needs to change? Could it be me?
STOP JUDGING YOURSELF
It’s a funny thing about being creative, you just have to let it flow. You have to trust what you create. You have to understand that the mere act of creating is honing a skill, clarifying your thought process.
None of that can happen if you judge yourself during the creative process. You are not creating a final product, you are simply creating, you are exploring, you are expressing yourself, your feelings, your thoughts, your understanding, your passion. You are simply expressing yourself creatively – however it turns out. It’s the process that creates the change in you.
Once you birth it, once you allow your creativity to flow and immerse yourself in that magnificent discovery process, then you can return to strengthen it. Just don’t stop the creative flow. It is a free-flowing, reckless, exciting process that lets you bring up ideas from your deepest self. If you get out of the way.
The more you listen, the more you hear.
I’m at the point where not only do I close my eyes and type when I write, I close my eyes and type when I take a shamanic journey. There is no judgment. I am strongly in the present moment and act as a conduit, a passageway for my inner wisdom to express herself.
The more you listen the more you hear.
When I write a first draft, I do not craft it, I simply shut my eyes and type what shows up. I simply capture my thoughts and go deeper to listen.
In my podcast scripts, I have a template that asks for three points. Can you bring your idea down to three points? If not you have several scripts ideas.
If it feels right to you, release it into the world. Fortunately, since I’m not selling anything, I get to write what I want. However, I do listen to what you respond to in order to identify a need I may want to address.
Listening is an important part of creation. Keep listening and don’t judge. Just listen and see what is offered by your inner wisdom, your inner voice – the Unseen World.
I like what I write so in one sense I write to please myself. I learn from what I write so I am teaching myself. And people read and listen – or they don’t. I hope they do…
Again, I’m not trying to sell anything. But we all want to reach others. We all want to make others think or feel. So we do care. But we cannot please everyone, only the people we reach with our hearts.
Let the rest go. Focus on those who are drawn to you and your work and your light. Let the rest go. It is not yours to do. Follow your own calling.
PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE
We get to keep things in perspective by doing a periodic reality check.
I can record a new podcast in 20 minutes. I can edit one in 45 minutes. That affects how I think about those tasks and where I schedule them. Writing them takes days because I need space between drafts to get some distance on what I wrote and come back to it with fresh eyes. But I work ahead and there is no pressure.
It really helps when I take time to gain perspective on something I keep putting off. I live in an apartment. If I divide the tasks, there is not a lot of floor space to either sweep or wash. That was a game-changer for me. Break a task up into small segments, set aside 20 minutes and just do it.
Reframe what you need to do. Approach it in smaller segments. Washing my crystals can be a most lovely time of holding each one and talking to it. I can make the cleaning a ceremony of blessing. What a lovely experience to create.
Take small steps a lot of times. If I tidy or clean a surface in my kitchen every time I go in, it will be sparkling in no time.
I often wait until I am “in the mood” but stepping up to put in 20 minutes on something I’ve been putting off will carry me a long way forward.
Look at how little time it takes to do some of the things you have been putting off and see how that changes how you approach it.
Put it in perspective and watch it become easier.
ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR PROGRESS
At the end of every month, or the beginning of each new one, acknowledge your progress. It gives you an awareness of your success ad insights into what you may want change.
Perhaps start a journal on your computer. Your self-acknowledgment can be something you discovered, received, achieved, or let go of that month.
Then explore what you experienced and journal how it changed you.
AN ECLECTIC USE OF YOUR TIME
It occurred to me that I “waste” time. And that may be simply a judgment call.
I feel productive when I am at my computer making stuff up. But it’s the break times that I could be put to better use. I need to find an alternate use of time besides listening to news and playing Spider Solitaire. Truly I do.
How balanced are your choices when it comes to time? We do need a change of pace. But instead of going from one chair to another I could – stand up and do something – exercise, dance, clean something. I am not using some of my time well and I would like to change that.
I’m going to add some music in the mix – more than my flute playing, I have an Om Bhur Chant that takes me want to dance. I will find a time to play it each day and wiggle away.
When I gave talks or learned lines for a play, I always reheard standing up because it is understood that you learn better when you engage your whole body. I could memorize some of the quotes I love, particularly from Stephen Mitchel’s translation of the Tao Te Ching or bi of Emerson because I am deeply touched by them. I could see myself practicing those quotes with great gusto and movement. Acting them out with my whole body as I learn them. It would be a form of exercise.
I could do mindful chi walking when I go to get the mail. I could even dance down the hall when no one is looking. I could sing while I clean. You get the idea – use your imagination to create a change of pace in our life – a more eclectic use of your time.
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SUPPORT YOUR BASE
Whether you are in business for yourself or choose to apply this concept to your friends and family, it is important to support your base.
Christine Stevens of Upbeat Drum Circles does this magnificently. She has been my teacher for both drumming and native flutes, but what she does so well is to send videos – support videos, encouragement vides, experiential videos – often. It can be a video of her playing her flute in the g gorgeous mountains where she lives. Recently it was a drumming video about breathing.
She continues to offer value so when it comes time to pay for a new course, I know it will be valuable.
But what made me want to share this is that as she continues to support us – her community. Her videos also serve to remind us of her place of service in our lives.
I think I’m doing that with this newsletter. I share my eclectic life lessons and awareness in hopes some of it will resonate and help you create positive change.
For those of you with entrepreneurial web sites figure out what your regular gift/reminder will be and at least offer something monthly.
I know several major players who offer a monthly newsletter. I think Christine puts out a new video every two weeks. Begin to build a body of work on your web site and in the process figure out your message and the way you will continue to offer active support to those you desire to serve.
Explore the formats – video, podcast, newsletter, posts. Begin with something you would enjoy producing and start doing it. You will get better with the doing.
Look at how much time you can spend to create an outreach to your base and choose your format accordingly.
Outreach is important in today’s stay at home, too much information stage. What can you offer that will change the lives of the people you serve? Start doing that.
And send me a link so I can subscribe…
TIP THE SCALE WHERE IT IS TIP-ABLE.
Some battles are meant to be fought, some are meant to be worked around.
I’m a liberal sitting here in the conservative mid-west. I have to go online to talk with like-minded friends. It occurred to me that one of the things we each could do is to support a national organization in a more active manner than money. We could immerse ourselves in the energy of like-minded people through violent work. That would feel both supportive and powerful. I’m not talking giving money here, I’m talking service. Service in which you get to interact with other like-minded people who are passionate about the change they are helping to create. Look at your skills and your passion and go find a place of service where you can combine with the energy of others to truly tip the scales where they are tip-able.
THE PWOER OF A STRUGGLE
“Struggles shape you toward your purpose.” – Chadwick Boseman.
I heard this statement in a clip from a speech he gave at Howard University and it put “struggle” in a different space for me. “Struggle” means “to strive, to try harder, to do your best.”
Those are all good experiences to have. Periodically I watch myself persevere with great tenacity. It’s usually about figuring out something technical I need for my work, but I am persistent, I do not give up and ultimately I succeed.
What have you pushed through recently? What have you persisted in doing when it seemed discouragingly difficult? And how has that changed you?
What is your purpose? How have and are your struggles bringing you closer to success?
OUR EVOLVING FUTURE
Our actions affect our own lives, but even more than that, our actions affect those who come after us. We leave a legacy, whatever we do. That means with each choice we must think beyond ourselves to those who follow. What are we leaving to them?
That makes every choice a big one – for the effect, it has on us and the repercussions it has on those who follow.
Choose wisely. With increasing awareness.
THE REFLECTING POOL
Yellow-brown leaves lie scattered on the ground,
A signal of the end
And of the beginning.
What do I need to let go
in order to move on?
I look closely within
and lay some of my burdens on the path beside me.
I stand up straighter now
with less to carry.
I walk more briskly
with a lighter load.
What yellow-brown beliefs and expectations
are you ready to leave behind?
T’is a new season.
A time of harvest.
A time for gratitude
The end of a season.
The beginning of a new cycle.
Greet it with open arms.
And move forward into the new adventure.
– Cara Lumen 2020
A CEREMONIAL PAUSE
I love tea and this week I ordered four new teas from Starwest Botanicals. My favorites are Yerba Mate and Long Life for my morning tea. I now have Afternoon Delight for an afternoon pause and a Calming Rest for watching Rachael Maddow (which is a bit of an oxymoron.) I now have Matcha which I will explore. I have visions of taking lovely, mindful, replenishing pauses in my day.
Then I journeyed and was given the idea to turn those tea times into a ceremony. I will make up a ceremony or two. Morning tea would be about blessing my body and gratitude for my creativity. Afternoon tea would be a deliberate turning off of my mind to look out the window and be with nature. Evening tea would be acknowledging the blessings of the day and opening the door to some lucid dreaming.
Watchful pauses – aware pause. Drink mindfully, walk mindfully, speak mindfully, feel, mindfully, go within n and see what your inner voice suggests, what our body might want, what the practice of taking those long slow breaths releases, and frees up.
A pause. Make it a distinct and mindful pause.
In the 80’s I temped at Este Lauder Cosmetics for a while. I used to walk across Central Park to get there. There were mostly women executives which was extremely unusual at the time. I remember one vice president always sopped at 4 pm and had her Pierre with lemon. No calls, no interruptions. She mindfully took 15 minutes each day to let go and recenter herself.
Sometimes it helps just to stop what you are doing and shut off your mind and look out the window.
We could all use more of that.
Establish some mindful, self-care pauses in your day and sink yourself into them. Changing your rhythm will change the tonality of what to experience when you return to your work.
Take time for a positive pause – several times each a day.
A DEEPER SONG
The quieter you come the more our will be able to hear – Rumi
Keep singing a deeper song.
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