What You Can Imagine You Can Create
Living Your Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
As I try to find my role and my path in this world that is changing so rapidly one of the answers that I am drawn to is found in the book “The Quest of Rose: The Cosmic Keys of Our Future Becoming (Future Humans Trilogy) Book 1 by Anneloes Smithsman and Jean Houson.
Now I have not finished it by any means but I am already blown away by this concept:
One of the core ideas is that when we understand that was ARE Cosmic Consciousness a whole new world of possibilities opens up – instantaneously. We immediately drop our human limitations and go soaring into the expansive realms of possibility.
How do we do that? Is creating a new future as easy as moving into our imaginal powers and making stuff up? And if so, what do I want to make up?
For me, the vast diversity in humanity is daunting. Each individual has a different need, a different take on how to do something, a different belief system. It makes sense to use our imaginal powers to manifest the life we live and the world we live in. If we can imagine it, it can exist.
I get to shift my focus. Insisted of noticing what is not working, I get to look for and focus on what is working.
Now, I observe and am excited by the oppoturnities that keep opening up. When are aware, when we make choices for the highest good, we have a way to save the planet, to live in peace. But we have to make those our highest priority. W cannot put our own needs first. We must find within us the qualities and form of expression that radiant out the most wholeness, the most tranquility, and we get to reside there. Others feel that and notice those same serene qualities in their lives and begin to cultivate them more. And the world grows calmer as more and more of us center and focus and calm our oath thoughts, beliefs, and expectations.
But we have to look for those quitter expectations, we have to want to live in deer serenity. We have to want to peacefully coexist. When we recognize what we want, we can take steps to move ourselves toward it.
If you shut your eyes and picture yourself in a serene place in nature, your whole body responds – your breath calms, your shoulders relax, your heart rate slows. All because you shifted your focus onto an image of serene existence.
We get to do that more often – shift our inner gaze. Look for those tranquil rhythms within and reside in therm.
Begin with an open mind. Monitor your thoughts and particularly monitor your expectations. Develop a sprite practice that involves slow breaths, going within, and floating off into your imagination where you look for and find and exist in tranquility – with others and alone. Once you experience it you can begin to bring it into your human expression – let a conscious breath center you, take a long gaze out the window at nature, and tune into that slower tempo. All of these steps change your rhythm and your expectations.
Use your imagination to explore the way you would like the world to be. Then stand bak and watch it manifest.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I focus my attention on a positive expectation for our planet and my life expression.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Begin by centering yourself with long slow breaths.
- Go to your Still Pint and allow yourself to merge with cosmic awareness.
- Go where your guides take you.
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The Power of Encouragement
You don’t know encouragement has been missing in your life until you get it. I have been receiving physical therapy for several weeks now and I realize how powerful the encouragement that I received from my physical therapist is in motivating me to do the work. She doesn’t ask me to do too much. She does encourage me to keep doing what she has taught me. And it is making a huge difference in my willingness to do the exercises that she has assigned me.
So how do I give that to myself? How do I encourage myself?
First of all, notice where you’re lagging behind and where you need encouragement. Then create your own little cheerleading section – yeah you did this – yeah you did that. Acknowledge the steps you do take and also identify what feels like a stumbling block, and take time to look for a way to walk around it or climb over it or find another path. We are on a continuous journey. Some parts of the path are easier than others. We have to find a way to encourage ourselves to keep going.
Singing while you do a task might help. Putting on music in order to exercise might help. Having a specific purpose like getting the mail that makes you walk down the hall might help. How do you encourage yourself? Who is encouraging you? And who are you encouraging to move forward in their life?
Change Your Narrative, Change Your Life
Our words have power. They manifest what we say what we see and what we experience. When we change our narrative we change our lives. So as I wrestle with my body I see that I have just made a terrible choice of words. I’m not wrestling with my body I need to think in terms of encouraging it and caring for it. See how much damage my own words almost did? So instead of looking for what is not working, I get to look at what is working. I’m going to have to change my focus a lot. I may even have to go beyond listening to anything human and go to a centered spot by being in nature. Become more aware of simple cycles – he beginning and middle and end of the ongoing and ever-present cycles.
What are you telling yourself? What affirmations are you giving yourself? What hurts? What is adjusting? What is working smoothly? Do I focus on what a long way it feels to walk down the hall or do I focus on how good that step was and how good it feels to strengthen my body? What is the narrative you are giving yourself? Pay attention, Negative affirmations can be very sneaky. Monitor your thought and speak only in positive terms.
Change your narrative, change your life. I am safe. I am cared for, the Universe loves me. Communicate unity, belonging, and wholeness.
How Do You Handle Discouragement?
It seems like it’s too much to do. It seems like you don’t have enough skills, energy, talent, time to make it happen. And you sit there in discouragement. What do you do? How do you move yourself out of those moments of down-heartedness? Like feeling that you can’t make it happen? Feeling like you don’t have the skills? Feeling like you’re trying to making this happen all by yourself? Those are discouraging thoughts and feelings. And they happen to all of us. What do you do when you get discouraged?
As I write that I remember Snow White’s seven dwarfs and their song “Whistle While You Work.” I think that may be the answer – to simply be in the moment and do the best you can. Be grateful that you the opportunity was sent to you. And then acknowledge what you’ve accomplished. Not what is still left to do – but what you have already done. Perhaps with your new viewpoint, you divide the steps up into smaller pieces so they don’t feel so daunting. You may have to have some help. You may need to learn some new skills. What preparation steps do you need to take to make yourself more capable of doing this job you set for yourself? Do that.
Take smaller steps and let the path unfold before you.
The Length of your Reach
Michelle, my physical therapist, gives me pieces of paper with the exercises drawn on them. There are three on a page and are not arranged in the order I am given to do them. I told her I would like to see these exercises on individual cards on a key ring that I could add to and easily use. I would put them in batches of chair exercise and bed exercises and… She liked the idea, told her supervisors and they are going to look into doing it.
Now, here’s the lesson. I had a need. I shared an idea. The idea resonated. It will get implemented and it will affect physical therapy patients from this office for years to come. Who knows, it may spread even more.
All because I had a need and I share a solution.
What solutions are you sharing and how far-reaching will they go?
Establish a Daily Self-Scanning Practice
When we scan and soothe our energy field our body responds. You can do this sitting or lying down. Place yourself in silliness and with your focused awarenss move slowly through your body. Moving in and through the muscles and veins and experiencing light energy moving into every corner and crevice to cleanse and rebalance and restore. Notice the places the energy is low and breadth energy into it. Notice the place where energy is stuck or highly concentrated and breathe out while releasing all that stuck-ness. Take deep, slow breaths that fill your body and re-balance it. Take another breath that moves along your aura and soothe that and balance it. Your aura extends many feet from your body. Soothe the energy to the edges.
Be present within and feel yourself radiate out tranquility as your body regains its balance on all levels. Breathe balance into your body and notice what changes. Breathe centered stillness into your body as you make conscious choices through your day.
Try Something Different
Brian Clark thinks It’s Time for a New Adventure. The phrase that caught my eye was “try something different.” He’s going to South America to the Rain Forest. What do I, here in my space, in my circumstances, at my age and abilities try out? What kind of adventure can I create for myself?
The first thing that comes to mind is – my mind. I am deep into the latest Jean Houston Book and have another book waiting to take me on a great adventure. So my mind seems to be a major path to adventure.
Try something new. I have been invited to attend an advanced shamanic ceremony/graduation of a close friend on Zoom. I have meaningful friends I connect with regularly who inspire me with their creative activity. Where can I go adventuring? What can I try that’s new?
I have a Qigong class I want to finish. I want to do some sketching of elements from my journeys. I am writing some very fascinating podcasts. My mind seems to be my doorway to adventure. Wonder where it will take me…
Keep looking for change. Keep exploring new pathways. What adventure will you go on next? Where will you go? Try something different and see what shifts for you.
Create Change by Changing the Size of the Problem
This was a huge realization for me – to change the size of the problem rather than expand on the size of the solution. It’s fairly simple. Now that I use a walker it is tricky for me to take out my trash which I put in my good-size four-wheel laundry cart and push while walking with a cane. So the problem is a large bag of trash and me on a walker. Not a good match. How do I push-pull any thing and still use the walker? My first thought was to change the frequency I took trash out as in relying on my homemaker every other week and perhaps enlisting my son-in-law the opposite weeks for once a week trash run. But I really would like to do it more often than that and I was at standstill until I got the idea that I can use my walker if I take smaller loads. I changed the problem! I made the problem smaller and found a solution that fit!
That means more frequent trips which are good for my walking but it eliminates the problem of enlisting others to solve my problem.
What problem are you facing that feels too big that if you did it in smaller chunks or more frequently it would change the execution and the result? Create change by changing the size of the problem.
Adjust Your Foundation
When I sat at my desk chair it isn’t long before my hips hurt and I had to stand up. It is a bit tricky to keep working while standing up, looking through bifocals at a tall 21-inch monitor, and having the keyboard still down at a sitting position.
I have a solar keyboard so I figured out how to raise that but it suddenly dawned on me to change my foundation – change the size and shape of the pillows I was sitting on. (I sit on lots of pillows to get the height I need to get out of the chair.) It is working. My hips are less cranky. So the lesson is that if the structure is having a problem, begin by changing the foundation. What foundation needs changing in your life? You’d be surprised what a difference a small adjustment will make.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Combinations for Your Spiritual Practice
I was listening to an introduction to a class on herbalism and David Crow said the ancient formulas put herbs together so they enhance each other’s powers.
I wondered how I might apply that idea to my spiritual practice.
For instance, I know that playing a drumming track while I play my flute expands my playing. There is a freeing element to it. It creates more space in the music because of the give and take. I know that singing the songs I made up while drumming deepen my awareness of my connection to nature. I also know I want silence as I meditate and that wrapping a warm shawl around my shoulders enhances and deepens my experience. There are a few Qigong breathing exercises I know that change the tension I feel at various points in my day. I am listening to more and more classical music rather than news or stories. Those small choices change my experience of my day.
I know if I hum to myself as I use my walker to walk correctly down the hall it lifts my spirits and my body and turns it into an adventure rather than a task. If I could walk better I might dance down the hall!
I use my breath to use The Intentional OM Humto parts of my body. I also use the Intentional Hum to balance circumstances.
Give some focused thought to the rhythm of your day, what energy shift you need and when and how you will manifest that.
What elements can you put together in your day that will strengthen an experience?
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Here’s a very powerful description of the shamanic practice of dismemberment of thought forms by Sandra Ingerman Transmutation News – November 2021
===MY DEEPER SONG ADVENTURES ===
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===OUR EVOLVING FUURE===
The Job Of Future Generations
It was my grandson’s birthday recently and one of the things I am aware of is that his generation has their work cut out for them. They have to change their beliefs. They have to explore and learn to apply new technology. They have climate change to halt. This is a time of huge deep consequential change. And his generation and those around him are in charge of making it happen for themselves and for their children.
When we explore change, we have to let go of the familiar and truly go exploring to discover what is now possible. I subscribe to Good News Network and every day there is reporting of a new way to do something or the discovery of an animal that was thought to be extinct or a way to support an idea that had not existed before. It keeps us aware of the positive evolution that is so prevalent today when we look for it.
If you are raising children make certain you teach them flexibility and questioning and the love of change, the adventure of changing, the need to change. We are always outgrowing where we are. Most of what we know is outdated, no longer useful, so what do we teach our children? Concern for the highest good for all, the inclusion of and respect for nature. What are you teaching those around you and what are you learning for yourself?
===OUR UNFOLDING ROLE===
It wasn’t exactly a dream, but I woke up with a scenario moving through my mind of the angry people that I know of in the US. And where that might lead us. Certainly a divided word – one world of thoughtful, caring, inclusive, people and another of angry, bitter, defensive, mean-spirited people – that’s a very large division. Of course, there are gradations. But we have a choice.
I was upset a few years ago when a major shamanic teacher said that there was a new path being formed to a higher level of being and even though many of us would use that higher road not everyone would and that we had to be OK with it. And I felt sad that people would be left behind. But now I see people are actively making choices. Sometimes it is an angry choice. For me, it seems to be a misguided choice. An unrealistic choice, the choice based on misinformation. But I pick up my walking stick and continue on my upward sloping path. Always seeking higher ground. Always trying to help those who travel with me along the path. I can only travel one pair. Everyone makes their own choice and crates their own future. Mine is the high road.
I have never shared a complete journey before but this was very powerful. I now dictate as I journey so I get great detail.
COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS JOYRNEY
I go to my Still Point in the center of m being and allow myself to step within it. I dissolve, merge with, become a part of this large sphere of Cosmic Consciousness. I am floating. And when I move my arms I fly a little bit. When I turn my head, I go that direction. I am flying in Cosmic Consciousness.
There is a stillness here. But there is also a humming vibration. The vibration of aliveness. The vibration of action. I am alert. And I am tingling all over. How am I to use this awareness of the cosmic consciousness in the planetary world now? I hear a whistle. A male walker is coming down the pathway whistling his tune. “You go adventuring,” he says. “You go exploring. You want to set a really high intention,” he says. What am I to help unfold? What awareness am I to share? What am I to explore and experience and bring back to share? “This is a whole new adventure, this move into cosmic consciousness. Let go of your human concepts of things like the web of life, let us give you the experiences to formulate new ways of being – new ways of communicating. New understanding of steps that can be taken. New choices.” I go deeper. I take a breath and feel my body begin to not so much dissolve as merge with the energy around it. I become a floating light of sorts. Or at least a floating glow. And I realize that my awareness has changed. I am no longer looking from my humanness. I am looking from my wholeness. An imbalance over there gets a cuddle, gets to be held and hugged and sheltered. I do the same with an eruption over there. I move in with focused intention and surround the irruption with serenity. Until it calms down.
There is a hum in my heart. A lullaby of sorts – the song of wholeness. A song of resolution. A song of assurance that all is well – all will be well.
I don’t know how, but my human body has become space. I feel it merge with and become part of the greater consciousness, the cosmic consciousness. There is an underlying hum of cosmic energy and yet there is this pinpoint of awareness of my current presence on earth. How will you work with us? I ask. The guide smiles, he tips his hat, turns and walks up the road whistling. He pulls out his flute and plays as he walks. H is the Pied Piper. Nature follows him, people follow him, he is simply being himself and it attracts others. How do I change myself to be that piper? How do I clear myself of my own misgivings in order to hold a belief in wholeness and happiness and infinite well-being? I know that it is possible because the adventurer has gone before me. I know that I am called to go adventuring because I am already on the path. Right now my message is to keep whistling and keep walking and others will hear you and find you and see you and follow you and gradually strengthen their own form of awareness and being present and understand their role of being in the universe. It is unfolding.
The guide was an example of what I am to be – hat is unfolding for me. “Explore more uses for imagination and your intuition and your inner knowing to interpret and share these universal messages how we as humans are to move into this new unfolding evolution.”
My journey experience with Stone Woman comes to mind. She lives in a cave behind the waterfall in my Sacred Garden. And one day when I went to meet her she was sitting behind a desk with her arms crossed and her hands on her shoulders. She didn’t move. Didn’t say anything. But I knew it was a greeting. In a later journey, I understood it meant “my heart crosses the earth to your heart and we build a bridge” I invite you to help me build the bridge. To become a path opener. A way-shower. And explorer. Step into the void and ask what you need to know now. Then listen. You will be shown what to do.
The Indigo Library is there with the words of wisdom. Sampson Eagle is there show me the overview. The blue bell tower is there, carrying my words of wisdom into the countryside, my Individual Harp is there, and the Circle Light Beings. I’ve already been given much help much guidance. The word “self-healing” shows up. Balance the energy field. I sit and feel the energy beginning to spiral clockwise and I get bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger and I move into the space in the cosmos and there is a point of light that I’m headed towards. Yes, I moved your space. My body heals in the cells and strengthens and releases what it no longer needs. My Still Point. I have been going within to begin which is fine but I am to allow myself to experience the Still Point in the cosmos. Go there. Listen from there. Feel from there. Experience from your soul, learn from there. Sit in the middle of the cosmos and learn.
I hear the adventurer whistling in the distance then I begin to create my own path among the stars and the planets in the universe that is in the void.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
My Inner Gides
My inner guides are always present, always supportive, and always wise. I just have to listen.
My inner guides are always present, always supportive, and always wise. I just have to listen. They point. They teach. They open new doors.
My inner guides are always present, always supportive, and always wise. I just have to listen. They point. They teach. They open new doors. The journey is totally up to me. My choice. My journey. My outcome.
- Cara Lumen November 2021
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