Make a Big Change to Get Big Results
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
It makes so much sense. The bigger the change you make the bigger the results you get. What are you doing in excess that is creating a result you do not want?
I was sitting too much and playing games on my computer too much until one day I realized that those choices were the cause of my not getting better physically. I have begun to find ways to stand up more. My current body problem is in my hips. It hurts me to go from sitting to standing. And it takes some time to get the hips in line to walk.
One chair is more comfortable to get out of than the others and the day I realized that and began to use that chair more often, it created a major shift in my body. It was so simple. Look at the choices you have made and see if they are still viable and getting the results you want
Look at what you are doing in excess and stop doing that. In this one chair, which happens to be my meditation chair, I can move my body in ways that affect the hips in a positive way without pain. And I can sit and look out the window at nature rather than sit in one of the other chairs and watch TV. It was a major shift. In that relaxing chair I am able to do more Qigong movements and my body is responding.
Choose a new venue for a habit and see what changes.
The change may be at work, it may be a habit you have fallen into, or in the timing of the breaks you take during your day. If what you are doing is causing discomfort, it makes sense to do something different.
Look at how you are filling your day and what you are filling it with and make major changes.
Maybe stand up from your desk every half hour or so. It may be that you park a few blocks away and walk to work. It may be that you get up earlier and do some Qigong or yoga. Look at what you are doing so much that it is becoming detrimental to your health or your work or your life. And do it in a different form. I’m sitting in a different chair and it is making a huge difference. Make a big change in order to get big results.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I look closely at the habits that I have fallen into and look for ways to change in order to improve the results I am getting.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Identify an area of your life that is not working.
- Notice the choices you make that are contributing to that discomfort or poor functioning. It may be the time, place, or an action or a mind-set. Find new ways to do the same task.
- Experiment and go with what changes things toward the positive.
The Wisdom of Rocks
For someone who has several hundred crystals in her home you would think perhaps I would stop buying them, but that does not seem to be the case. I recently went on Etsy and got a golden healer which I’d never heard of before until a friend showed me some. It brings forward your highest self.
I got a blue Kyanite because I’m into indigo on my altar. It is for spirituality, communication, and self-expression.
And then I saw Mookaite Tower (jasper) and was totally taken with its coloring. I looked up its meaning. “Mookaite is a wonderfully supportive stone for going beneath the surface of emotions to find core issues that are creating emotional upset.” It is also for “increasing self-confidence, self-worth, and to realize one’s full potential.” But because I am determined to establish a strong self-healing Qigong practice, the clincher for me was “an ideal tool for overcoming procrastination by revealing the true reason for avoiding certain tasks and bringing the motivation needed to resolve the issue.”
Obviously when these stones come, I will explore each one of them in a meditation to find out exactly how I am to work with each of them and what its messages are for me. I do that with all my crystals. I walk by and a stone calls out to me and I pause and pick it up and have a conversation with it. It’s pretty noisy around here with crystals talking.
You can find a rock in nature to talk to you. Just listen energetically and see what message it shares with you.
As I write this, I realize I need to set aside more time to work with the individual stones that I have. They are calling to me for attention.
Add time to sit in contemplation with one stone at a time as you explore crystals as part of your spiritual guidance.
When a rock or crystal calls to you energetically, use your left hand to pick it up, then close your eyes and listen and trust and accept the message it offers. Rocks are good friends to have and offer deep spiritual messages.
The Clarity of Animal Messages
In most my journeys recently I find myself in a misty circle in a huge redwood forest and I’m surrounded by squirrels. The squirrels carry candles. And they are both guardians and healers. And they are persistently there. Sometimes they watch over me while I sleep. Sometimes I lean up against a rock and we hang out together. I thought of what a squirrel represents. It is an industrious worker and it makes good use of his resources. So I’m looking at the resources aspect of this message. It has been a year this month that I started using a cane to move around my apartment. A few months later that translated into a walker. To reverse that, the squirrels tell me I need to get creative in what I do. It sounds like a plan. I start a new Wuji Hunan Qigong class this week with Daisy Lee and then signed up for an advanced class with Robert Pen after that.
But the point is that I have to do the work. It doesn’t help to know what to do if you don’t do it. So I continue to journey to the misty circle where the squirrels hang out to watch over and support me in my healing process. Where are you getting support to move forward and what does that a look like?
Discouraged or Depressed?
There is a lot of “trying” still left in discouragement but trying lessens in depression. It’s important to know where you are. When you are discouraged, you look around for new pathways, new solutions, and new answers. When you are depressed, you sit there and do nothing. I have a little of both going on and I have to figure out how to change the depression part. What do you do when you’re depressed?
First of all, you have to know there is depression not discouragement. And you have to want to change it until you are willing to take action. Action is the answer to both.
Choose one small step and do it and acknowledge yourself for doing it. For instance, I am now doing a small amount of standing Qigong each day. And each day I ask a little more of myself. Not enough to be discouraged. But enough to ask a bit more of myself.
When you notice the results of whatever steps you’re taking, keep experimenting and building on them. Is there a little result? Is it a big result? Obviously that guides you into what to do more of. So identify whether it’s discouragement or depression and experiment with steps that change how you feel.
Notice what makes you feel really good. It may be a visit from a friend. It may be music and dancing after. It may be a challenging book. Know what makes you feel better and do more of that. Self-awareness is how we change our lives. Be self-aware and experiment.
Do the Work
I began a new Wuji Hunan Qigong class with Daisy Lee this week. It will teach me a new series that is about longevity and strength. My goal is to learn the 16 steps and anchor them in my daily life as part of my spiritual and physical practice.
I have to do the work. I have to ask a little more of my body each time I practice. I have to expand my reach and deepen my strength – one small moment at a time. I have to do the work. And so I will.
There are meridian acupressure points around your eyes both above the eyebrow, at the inner and outer edges of your eyes, and at the end of your eyes and below your eye. They pretty much cover the meridians. I don’t know which is which but I do know it is a very easy way to massage around your eyes. Use your fingers to pressure places around your eyes and notice what you experience, what you feel, and rub what hurts. It will be healing something. How’s that for a really casual acupressure lesson!
You can’t get better at something unless you push yourself a bit, tell yourself to do one more of whatever it is you’re doing. Even if it seems like a really small effort, take that one more step to challenge yourself.
I’m kind of writing this to myself because I am working on strengthening my body. And since I don’t want to walk in the halls, my choice is more Qigong. But that means I need to stand up more, which is how you’re supposed to do it anyway. So this week I did. I established a new pattern in which I stand longer each time I move to my meditation chair. And I do more of the Qigong standing up.
What are you doing in your life that is diminishing your strength in some area? It’s probably in the area of your body, as in sitting too much and not walking enough. That’s easy enough to remedy when you decide you need to meet that challenge and continue to build on it.
It doesn’t have to be a huge challenge, but each time you undertake any task, ask yourself to do two or three steps more. That will build your stamina and your awareness. Keep challenging yourself.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Honor Your Evolution
A friend of mine recently said, “You’ve lived a good life.” I was touched by that. I sure hope it’s true. Sure there are some not particularly wise choices that I made. But others were brilliant and took me on great adventurous and deepened my spiritual path. You are where you are because of the choices you made. You will go where you are going because of the choices you make. Be aware of your choices in the moment and take time to notice where they lead you. Then make more choices according to where you want to go. On your path, honor your evolution, and build on what you’ve learned.
Spend Time With Supportive People
Years ago I had a friend in New York City who used to call me up and talked for a very long time about what was going on with her. At the very end of the conversation I got about five minutes to share what was going on with me. Needless to say it was not a nurturing and nourishing situation for me. How are you nurtured? Who nurtures you?
I have a few friends that I speak with on zoom on a regular basis who really care about how I am. And we have a great time exchanging ideas and helping each other expand our awareness and insight. Those people are golden nuggets in my life. Are you that kind of person to someone? Do you have people like that in your life to support you? Go exploring and see how you can expand the relationship you have to deeper the gifs for both of you.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE DIVERSE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEINGS===
The Ripple Effect
You have to trust the ripple effect. You have to trust that the small move you do here reaches out and continues to touch lives and make a difference. That makes every choice you make extremely important. You must be thoughtful. You must be aware of a positive intention. You must do your work in mindfulness, knowing that it is touching the lives of others. Work with focused conscious awareness in your choices and your actions. Send out a positive ripple with everything you do.
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Because I am so old, I am more an observer of the dramatic and negative choices that are being made today. Wars, women’s rights, gun laws. I am alarmed and I feel helpless. Helpless because I am nearing 90 and not in a position to do anything active other than the energy work I do. I do not have to live with these decisions personally. But my children do, and my grandchildren and my great grandchildren do. Decisions are being made by old men that are impacting generations. What do I do about that? What do we do about that?
I walk the highroad in my personal choices and I support others who are walking the high road beside me. And I hold a vision I can barely imagine because so much needs to change. So much has to change. At my age and circumstance what I have to work with is my visioning and my intention. I can send energy to those who are striving to make positive change. I can send healing and restorative energy to circumstances that are unraveling. And I can send energy to myself to keep me from feeling overwhelmed by the negativity in the world today. It’s a place to start. Work with yourself first.
Your Way Is Not The Only Way
We each have developed our own belief system and that’s fine, but you do not impose your belief system on someone else. We can discuss our viewpoint with them and offer them ideas about optional choices, but you do not have the right to tell anyone else what to do. You do not have the right to tell others what choices to make over their own lives.
As the Caucasian race continues to move into a minor position in the US, the fear intensifies as do the actions. If you are living in a situation in which the values do not match, you just move to another community. It is your choice. It lets you put your values first in your own life and then begin to peaceful co-exist with others of similar beliefs, not to insert your own values but to develop and enrich your own understanding of cultural differences and the extraordinary gifts they offer to enrich your life experience. What is wrong is telling people what to do as if your way is the only way. That is not true. Your way is one way – one of many possibilities What is the highest good for all? Do no harm. Make your own personal choices in a way that does not impact someone else. Take care of your own life. Be more expansive and inclusive in your understanding and make room for people to make their own choices.
If this is a Divine Masculine power grab it is important to keep making room for everyone to make their own choices. Accept the responsibility to honor all ways of life. Allow others to make their own life choices that are aligned with their own beliefs systems and what seems appropriate for them in their lives. As long as they do no harm to you.
Clean up your own life and leave others to manage theirs.
=== DEEPER SONG PHILOSOPHIES ===
“I like to think I am a seed, spreading awareness.” – Khalil Gibran
May we hear and heed the call of the Divine Feminine.
May we expand our hearts and our expectation.
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.
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
==== DEEPER SONG EXPLORATION ===
The Art of Wuji Hunan Qigong for Transforming Chaos into Creative Joy with Daisy Lee
This is going to be the perfect Qigong class for me. I love Daisy’s gentle and serene energy. This form is built on the quiet strength of martial arts. The power of the sequences in this first class was palpable and I love the imagery. I know that it is the time in my life that I want to learn a sequence that I will establish as a daily practice and this is the one for me!
Class one just started in case it calls to you. All classes are recorded and available for a lifetime.
It is going to be a 16-step sequence that I will be able to do every day. It’s exactly what I want right now in my life. It is very powerful and Daisy’s way of teaching is so clear and gentle and serene. Here’s the link if it calls to you.
The Art of Wuji Hunan Qigong for Transforming Chaos into Creative Joy with Daisy Lee
Sandra Ingerman Video
Here’s a guided journey with Sandra Ingerman to look at inviting in more feminine energies to the planet and into our lives to help return balance and harmony. Here is the link to the video recording:
What is Stopping You?
We make choices based on our beliefs. Sometimes we’re clear about those beliefs and sometimes we are not. As I work to change my own self-healing pattern, I get to look closely for the beliefs or ideas that keep me from doing the work I know I need to do in order to get the results I want to get.
How do you break through reluctance? How do you move through discomfort or even pain knowing that on the other side is strength and health? How do you make the choices you know are right for you even when they are a bit challenging?
I have thoughts like “it’s gonna hurt to get out of this chair” or “I don’t want to walk the halls” or any number of “I don’t want to’s” that keep me from doing the work I need to do. Send healing energy to your I-don’t- want-to’s. See that healing energy dissolve that resistance. See those healing intentions clear the path and get rid of the boulders. Shine a light to help you move forward.
In some of my journeys I have a gray donkey who walks behind me on the path and when I slow down, she gently nudges me. She also carries a backpack full of butterflies so we periodically stop and transform things. She doesn’t scold me, she just nudges me to say, “Keep taking one step at a time upward.” Perhaps journey for a helping spirit to help you keep taking one higher step at a time as you move forward on your journey. Keep moving. Keep going higher.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
One Step at a Time
I see the path before me. It is a path of light and it leads me upward.
I see the path before me. It is a path of light and it leads me upward. But I am the walker. I am the mover and shaker. I am the one to take the step.
I see the path before me. It is a path of light and it leads me upward. But I am the walker. I am the mover and shaker. I am the one to take the step. I hold my light high and place one foot upon the path and then the other. I move forward. I continue my climb.
– Cara Lumen, June 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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