Manifest What You Want
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!I
In order to manifest what we want we have to continually make choices that are aligned with our goals. We have to be aware of what those choices are producing, and make adjustments. There are certain methods for doing this. Affirmations are powerful. A vision board is too. But I like the idea of a manifestation box. Or you could have an envelope with different topics in it, or a list or collection of photos on your computer. Whatever the form, it’s where you put your intentions, what you want to manifest in your life.
So one segment might be about your living conditions. What do you want to change about that? What qualities do you want? What would that look like? Would a new plant help? Or a picture, or organizational help? Do you need to throw stuff away?
Another might be for your work. What are the qualities you want in your career? Freedom of expression, acknowledgment, creativity? Make a list of the vibrational qualities you want in your work and then notice what happens. Perhaps make a note of how they manifest and how frequently they manifest. In other words, create and adjust, but always with an over-arching vision and intention.
I want my relationships to have certain qualities, but I have to make certain that I’m manifesting those qualities myself. I must reflect those qualities in my own life. Be aware of the vibrational energies you want in your life. Then make choices that support those qualities. You direct your life by your awareness of what is manifesting and your conscious choices to adjust what you see and experience. Hold your vision and use intention to direct your life and manifest what you want to have in it.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I create a manifestation container and begin to put my dreams and intentions in it.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Choose the form of your manifestation box. It can be an envelope, it can be a list, it can be slips of paper, whatever works for you. The point is to have the qualities you want to manifest in your life in a form that you can touch and feel and look at and contemplate and work with.
- Then get to work. You might have an envelope for creativity, you might have an envelope for work, you might have an envelope for friendships. Keep adjusting the qualities that you want in each of those areas and watch what manifests as you do the work.
I like the word “tranquility” better than “serenity”. Somehow it’s like a quiet forest pool deep in contemplation. Tranquil to me means a quiet mind which is sometimes tricky to cultivate or acquire. Tranquility means being ready but being very centered in the waiting period. It is an active awareness. How do you cultivate tranquility? See if you can discern the difference between serenity and tranquility. You may prefer one over the other. There is a difference and it’s very subtle. Cultivate the one that draws you deeper into your spiritual practice.
Strengthen Your Spine
Your spine is very important and has lots of energy channels and nerve systems running through it. Keeping the channels open along your spine helps keep all the energy channels of your body open.
A Qigong move to do that is very simple. Standing or sitting, bend your elbows, raise your arms to shoulder height, palms facing the ground. Begin to slightly rotate your arms from side to side and feel your spine flex and bend and straighten. Imagine the energy channels of your body opening and the Qi energy flowing through to replenish everything! Do this for three minutes several times throughout your day. (No. 31, Head-to-Toe Healing by Master Chuny Lin. You can get his book on Amazon or at springforestqigong.com or chunyilin.com.)
Listen To Your Body
My body got pretty dramatic this week because I was not paying attention to how I was caring for it. It was actually kind of scary. But the lesson is that as hard as it is for me to walk and even stand, I must and have to do more of both to gain back my strength and flexibility. Use it or lose it. I’m losing it.
And I have a way to do that. I like Robert Peng’s Qigong series and I am practicing it so I own it – at least my version of what I can manage. I can’t do it very well, but what I manage to do is very effective. So it is one major step in my self-healing. But I have to do the work – at least my version of it. Do not put off the care and nurturing and exercise of your human body. It will get grouchy on you and you will have to work really hard to get it to be un-grouchy. The exercises I have learned in my class are found below. Even when I don’t do these moves very well the movement of the Chi energy is huge. We’re talking 20 minutes a day here and it is something that I know you can do. I can’t stand up all the way and I’m doing them and Qi energy is just swirling around in me. I just have to do the work. As do you. Find the form of movement/exercise that appeals to you and do it regularly. Notice the results and adjust what you do to get better results. I make a conscious effort to stand up straighter when I’m at my kitchen sink or when I walk through a doorway. Make conscious choices that constantly strengthen your body. Make physical movement a core part of your life. You will not age well without it.
QIGONG 8 CYCLES VIDEO
8 Cycles is a series of gentle exercises that can be safely practiced by anyone to energize the body and calm the mind. Through the repetition of simple movements, energy centers are activated and internal organs are massaged, nourished, and invigorated. Over time, as the movements become familiar, they elicit a deep meditative state that transform the experience into a journey that opens into a vast and mysterious realm of joy and light. https://www.robertpeng.com https://www.robertpeng.com/store
A Powerful Qigong Move that Distributes Qi
This is an important, easy-to-do Qigong move that is simply about rubbing your ears to distribute the Chi energy. Get powerful results from Spring Forest Qigong Ear Qigong Move.
When I pick up a crystal to hold in meditation, it is a simple act that often leads to a powerful experience. I pick up a rock and I feel its energy move through my body. New ideas come to mind. I often pause to explore the experience and insights in writing that I later share with others. I absorb the bird song outside my window. I pat my cat’s head and rub behind his ears and feel the vibration of his purr. Slow, aware moments enrich my life. Seek out those small moments. Notice how you feel and what you were thinking and let them direct your thoughts and choice. Bless your choice as you make them. Bless your food as you prepare it. Be grateful for the lessons you learn, the teachers you have in your life, the insights you receive. Notice the little things. Seek the power and clarity of simplicity.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Create Songs for Your Spiritual Practice
It began with wanting to begin my daily meditations by honoring the directions. So I began to drum and I began to think of the element of fire. And I began to sing “Fire burning brightly all through my day, light the path before me all along my way.” I kept going until I had evolved a song for each of the directions.
Make up songs as part of your spiritual practice. Perhaps start with a simple drumming rhythm and see what words show up. I have a song to all the directions and I am in the process of making of new songs for a new altar dish that my friend Martha Lacy made for me that honors the cycles of life in an infinity pattern.
Let the phrases show up. As you drum you see what works or doesn’t work. Keep doing it till you have a song. I have a song I sing at the end of my day to myself and my cat, Sebastian that begins “Day is over, night has come, please watch over us.” Make up some songs to add to your spiritual practice.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE DIVERSE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEINGs===
Take Your Warrior Stance
I need to take my warrior stance. I’ve been playing victim to all that’s been evolving in the world today.
A warrior is someone with the strength to stand up for what he or she believes, someone who perseveres in the face of challenges and obstacles, someone who speaks and acts in the service of an ideal, someone who protects those who are too weak to fight for themselves.
I have been content to walk my higher path, working to raise my vibration so others can experience it and choose it for themselves. I will keep doing that but I also want to turn and protect.
Pick your battles. I care about the environment, I care about wildlife. But I have to make a mental shift around people, and what we are doing to ourselves. Because it’s very scary. And it feels overwhelming.
If my belief system says that I create my own reality, my work has to be in my mind, in my imagination, in my journey work, and my intentions. I have to shift my focus to see who is walking the path I want to walk, that higher path of inclusion and serenity. That leaves me walking my higher path and sending the energy back to the world in trouble. That works. It doesn’t feel very warrior–ish but it is an action. Whether you march in rallies, or give money, or actively campaign for a cause, or go help with your local food bank, or deepen your spiritual practice, or find a new place of service and do it with conviction. A warrior serves.
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
What Gifts Has Aging Given You?
I love the wisdom that aging has brought to me. I love the experiences upon which I build that wisdom. I cherish the insights that have come from a life of exploration and experience. I am wiser with age. And I like that. Yes, my body is grouchy but my mind is a blessing. It entertains me, it stimulates me, it takes me on adventures, and it helps me gain new wisdom. It’s a great mind and I love it.
What wisdom has aging brought you? What strength of character, what insights, what depth of knowledge? Look at the blessings the years have brought you. Keep building on them.
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Tucked In and Safe
I have never been very good with money. And it’s only by happenstance that I’m balanced right now. But for that reason, I urge you to do a reality check about your retirement. My daughter and son-in-law recently paid off their home and are enjoying that phase of their financial planning, but I began talking about their “tucked in” home. The one that has no stairs, everything on one floor for an older person to get around on. One that does not have a big yard that needs maintenance. A tucked in home.
If Social Security went away, I would be on the streets along with a lot of other people. What would I do as an old, crickety woman to make my way in the world? I’m not prepared to do it and I’m not sure I could do it.
Anticipate your aging process and its part in your limitations. And at some point, make the change that will tuck you in for that slowing down process. It’s great if you can keep hiking for miles as you age. But in case you can’t, it might be good to live someplace where another person mows the lawn.
I am tucked into a safe place. There is a staff of people who take care of it inside and out. They can fix and repair anything. There is a social worker to help me find resources. I am safe and I can afford it. And I am grateful.
It’s not about thinking doom and gloom around the aging process, but it is about being realistic about stairs and levels and grounds to keep. I like the word I am tucked in. Find a place to live in your old age in which you are tucked in safe and sound with the help you need to maintain it. It will be a good feeling when you do.
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
Believe the Messages
My friend, Christina Gerber, is a powerful healer and she is very generous with her skills when we talk on a regular basis. My left hip has been out of alignment. It will not hold its place steady and therefore it causes me pain. We did a healing on that hip this past weekend on Zoom and what I discovered truly surprised me. My left hip had an emotion, a strong one. It felt left out and unloved and she really wanted to be a unified part of the body. She wanted to belong to the whole. It was a very strong, emotional longing on the part of my left hip. So I hugged her and embraced her and welcomed her into our body, telling her that we really wanted her to be a part of the overall flow. I had to comfort her for some time. I hugged my left hip and comforted her and welcomed her into the whole. There was a lot of emotion stuck there.
Then I began to do infinity circles that wove both sides of my hips together, welcoming her into the overall pattern of standing and sitting and walking. I had to do that for quite a while until I felt that she was reassured, comforted and fully integrated. But the major surprise for me was that my hip felt such a strong emotion of being unwelcome and not a functioning part of the overall body. Who would have guessed that? Who would’ve gone in to give a healing based on that knowledge? No one. Trust your inner voice. Trust your body to tell you what it needs. Listen and trust what it says. Believe the messages and act on them. Your body knows.
Give it time to manifest. Two days after my work with the emotion in my hip I had a very strong response to the Qigong work I was doing online with Robert Peng and the day after that I realized that my left hip had aligned! It was an organic sequence of healing events that built on each other. Be patient. Be aware. And keep doing the work.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
The Voice Within
My body spoke to me. It was loud and clear. It surprised me but I listened. And I learned.
My body spoke to me. It was loud and clear. It surprised me but I listened. And I learned. I was startled by the clarity of the message. And I paid attention.
My body spoke to me. It was loud and clear. It surprised me but I listened. And I learned. I was startled by the clarity of the message. And I paid attention. I hugged it and welcomed it and reassured it and it responded. Your body knows what it needs and it will tell you. Keep listening.
Cara Lumen, June 2022
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