Let’s Vision a World of Harmony and Integrity
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
We can do this. Beginning right now you and I can begin to vision and bring in a world of harmony and integrity. It may take a bit to figure out what that might look like and be like and feel like. Harmony. For me that means more than coexistence, it means mutual collaboration and caring for each other. It means working for the collective and the highest good. It means inclusiveness which means everyone matters.
Integrity is also about inclusiveness. Every choice we make needs to be for the highest good for all. That means we have to think beyond our personal choices into the well-being of the collective. I don’t exactly know what everyone needs, but I can intend for my choices to be for the greater good. The greater good. Helping the most people. Changing the circumstances in the most effective way. That shift calls to me and if it doesn’t, I get to change my thinking and my choices. Then you start living your life with the well-being of the greater good foremost in your mind.
What is that going to look like? I need to stop being angry at those I feel are making choices that harm values I hold dear – like democracy in life. I must not waste my energy being angry or blaming those who are making choices that seem to be in opposition to the greater good. The only sphere of influence that I have is me. My choices. My thoughts. My actions. And those thoughts and actions affect the whole.
When I monitor my energy and keep focusing on the positive, my entire vibration raises, and it is felt deeply within me and it radiates out from me and affects others. That’s a pretty powerful stance to take – radiating out positive energy throughout my day. Through my focus and my choices.
What would that world look like? Everyone helping everyone else. Everyone putting the well-being of the planet and our world and all its inhabitants as a priority for peace and harmony and well-being.
How will you vision a world of harmony and integrity? Let’s bring it into being!
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I experience myself living in a world of harmony and integrity and it affects all I think and say and do.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Begin by visualizing a world of integrity. Honesty and honor come to mind. How are those two values prevalent in your life?
- Look at the harmony you create around you. How can you take that harmony further out into the world? Do that.
What Is Your Filter?
I need to change my filters. I need to change what I am filtering and I need to change how strong the filter is. I need to stop watching the news. I can keep reading things like the Good News Network which I do every day because they always have good news – people helping people, people inventing new things that will help the planet. What do you do to keep from focusing on the negative?
I get to choose the path of evil reaching out into the world that I want to directly impact. Discord between countries. Between people. Then I get to work with intention and visualization.
Does that mean I go off into my corner and think good thoughts? Maybe. But filtering begins with not listening to or not allowing some negative idea or concepts into your life. If I had a cranky neighbor, I would avoid that cranky neighbor. If I had a friendly neighborhood cat, I would seek out that friendly cat. I would filter my interactions, my choices. I don’t look at movies because I don’t want to see any violence – ever. I know enough about drama that there has to be some tension in order to have a plot. I don’t want tension.
Be selective. Be aware of the impact that your choices have upon your life experience as well as that of others. I am not directly involved in solving any of the issues in the world today – other than my own personal recycling efforts as an example. But I can hold High Watch. I can create space in my daily spiritual practice to raise the vibration in the world. I can send positive, supportive energy to those who are doing good in the world.
I don’t mean to isolate myself. But if I cannot have a direct impact then why do I drag myself down with worry or anger or fear? My job is to keep my vibration as high and focused as I can.
The work I know I can do is in my own energy field. I am to keep my focus on the highest good. To deepen my relationship with the earth and nature, to raise my Cosmic Awareness. I will do some shamanic work on shaping the future. I will visualize the future as one of peaceful coexistence and a healthy planet. I can do that. Make time to raise your own vibration and intention by selecting strong filters to keep out the negative.
What Magic Did I Discover?
I have a rotating journal on a document on my desktop. I should probably call it my Reflection Journal. Toward the end of each day I look back over the unfolding and write down what magic I discovered. It doesn’t take long, and because I read the journal entry for the week before replacing it with the current observation, I can note the progress.
Take a moment to reflect on your day and find the magic it brought you.
The more conscious choices we make, the more we establish the pattern. So as I work to help my body realign I am making a conscious choice to stand up very straight for longer periods of time. I get up out of a chair and I stand – straightening my back, lifting my shoulders, balancing my body, engaging my core. That’s it. That’s my big choice my big conscious choice, to remind my body what it’s like to stand up straight. I can carry that a step further. I can remind myself to consciously walk straighter.
Be conscious of what you have created in your life and how unconsciousness has distorted it or misaligned it. And use that same consciousness to bring everything back into alignment.
Shift Your Gaze
Change and healing may be as simple as shifting your gaze. After all, what we focus on we get. So if I spend time focusing on or even paying attention to situations and circumstances that are not aligned with the path I am taking, I am not only distracting myself, I am weakening my focus on what I do want. I have to change my gaze. That pretty much means I have to stop watching the news. To do our work in the world, to affect the whole in a positive manner, we have to look for and see and visualize and intend the highest good and the highest outcome. We have to do it often and have to do it fervently, with deep intention. So if you don’t have some sort of small blessing or a small ceremony for the well-being of the world, perhaps you might consider establishing one. I have a soft hug-a-planet that I could hug and caress. I might want to choose a crystal that represents the universe and start sending energy to it outside of time in space. We can do that you know. Our intention moves through both time and space.
What you look for you get. What are you looking for? Do you need to shift your gaze and focus on the highest good for all? Do that.
Put Our Oneness Above All Else
We need and want to evolve into higher expressions of our spiritual self. How do we do that? We put our oneness above all else. We are one energy. We are part of a cosmic soup in which our individual seasoning affects the whole. We don’t want too much of any one flavor. We want balance and harmony and choices for the highest good for all.
How do I put the seasoning I want and the correct amount in the Cosmic Soup? I think before I act. I consider how far-reaching my choices may be. And I continue to raise my vision of what is possible.
How Balanced Is Your Life?
Is your life lopsided – too much of one thing and not another of another? It could be too much work, it could be too much play, it could be too much study, too much of anything that puts you out of balance. Perhaps keep track of how much time you spend on any one thing and what you have crowded out of your schedule, and see if anything is out of balance. Then make new choices to correct it. Sleep is important, eating is important, spiritual practice is important, and yes, look at work as a giving of time and energy for the well-being of others and see how that changes how you approach your work. Find balance in everything you choose to do.
If you expect it to happen it will. If you expect it not to happen it won’t. If you expect it to be a positive experience, it will. If you expect it to be a negative experience, it will do that too. We have a lot of control over our life experiences by what we expect.
The trick I play on myself around taking out the trash comes to mind. The day that I need to take the trash out I keep saying to myself “Think how good it will feel when I have taken the trash out.” And it works. I focus on the result – not the doing of it and it turns out that unless it’s exceptionally cold, it’s a pretty good thing to do.
How are you expecting your life to turn out? Change your expectation and see what shows up. You have great power in what you draw into your life.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Potential and Imagination
New things are constantly being invented because someone sees a need or discovers a new way to do something more easily or less expensively. When an idea takes shape there’s a new way to accomplish something. Usually, our inventions, our creative urges, come in certain sudden complete bursts, flashes of images or awareness. There is seldom a struggle. It usually happens in a moment in which something you’ve been thinking about, or were contemplating, suddenly appears as it needs to be in order for you to take your next step.
Sometimes we start with a problem to solve or a need that needs attending. Other times we are presented with an idea and have to really figure out what its potential is and how it can be used so it can be utilized. Give your mind room to roam. Trust the images that come to you and take a little longer to look at them from all sides. See how they might be of service or if they are already in service and also if you are the one to do it.
I am a naturally enthusiastic person so I am guided well by my curiosity and eagerness to learn. I go where it leads me. I explore what I find. I see what I need to learn next. But always it is my expansive imagination that I allow to guide me in the direction I am being called. Let yourself be nudged by whatever crosses your path, in your mind, in the course of your day. A new invention in the world might open up new possibilities for you. A flying car just got approved for flying. What would you do with a fleet of flying cars? There is a new door that just opened.
In my role as I grow older, I am grateful that I can dictate into these computer machines before me and have words appear that I can share with you. It allows me to journey within and listen more deeply and share in a more meaningful way with you.
Notice what inventions and opportunities show up in the world and use your imagination to journey down past the possibilities to see new ways they might be in service. It may or may not be yours to do but you can explore any path that shows up. Use your imagination to discover your potential.
I have a great many plant stands in my apartment. They are lightweight, they are portable, they are rearrangeable, they are a good height and they make great altars.
I have recently set up a plant stand altar to work with Sekhmet. I have talked to my rather large crystal collection and a few have spoken to me to participate. I have a small film container with sand from Luxor that was brought back to me 50 years ago by some friends who traveled there, and a very small crystal that spent the night in Great Pyramid that was given to me by a Reiki student. The most interesting stone that spoke to me was a tiger’s eye which fits perfectly with the lion aspect of Sekhmet. When you look and explore the energy, you will find the perfect pieces to gather into an altar.
I have not started the actual work but the book has a lovely idea for knotting your ideas into a ball and then burning them. Now I have been here when a resident accidentally sets off the fire alarm and hall doors shut and everyone pours out into the hall until the source is discovered and the firemen fighters come or we are told it’s ok.
That particular image looms large as I prepare my spiritual work with Sekhmet. I have dissolvable paper and a small dish that is shaped like an open lotus. I will use that as a gentler way to release what needs to go.
As you develop your spiritual practice, be creative and make it work for you.
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Transformations and Mutations
Transformations (dramatic change) and mutations (gradual modifications) are prevalent as we move into and through this evolving mutation of our planet and our world and our lives. Nothing is left untouched. Sometimes the experience is like having a bandage ripped off to make the discomfort shorter. Sometimes it seems to take forever to get the message and make the change. But it’s all going in one direction – the emergence and establishment of the Divine Feminine as the dominant energy in our world.
The blatant changes are pretty obvious because there is a lot of resistance to the major changes. It’s the subtle changes we get to keep an eye on and learn from. New ideas are emerging. Which ones call to us? Which ones are aligned with our belief system? How does our belief system need to change? This is a period of great questioning and exploration, of self-examination. And thoughtful re-choosing about everything. What we think. What we do.
Examine what shows up from every angle before making a choice. Look at its long-term consequences and see if that’s where you want to go. This is indeed a time of change, but it is a time of thoughtful choice. Move forward in awareness.
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Cherish The Now, Make It Better
Before we get all caught up in what if’s, let’s look around at what we have present in our lives now. Yes, we created what is there by our choices and our beliefs. So what do we need to change in our choices and our beliefs? As we change our focus and our expectations, we will change our present experience. What we focus on is important because what we focus on we get. So if I choose to focus on the serenity of the day, the beauty of nature, the inquisitiveness of my mind, I will have one experience. If I look for and focus on the anger and chaos in the world, I will have an entirely different experience. It’s good to keep aware, but it’s not good to stay around in the mundane mess of change. One step at a time. Look around. Access your position and take another step forward. Perhaps on a new path, perhaps further down the same path. Make course corrections and offer gratitude for where you are throughout the day.
Women Can Do It All
As I begin to look into various Egyptian goddesses, I see there are not many of them and they do it all. They are warriors, they are healers, they are guardians, they are leaders. Is that because there were so few of them or is that just because they were female? Women still play all of those roles today – protector, teacher, healer, guide, wage earner. Versatility is the gift of being female. Cherish it and cultivate it.
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Protectress of the Divine Order
Sekhmet has many roles, Daughter of Ra, Protector of Pharos, healer, but she is also the Protectress of the Divine Order which I find to be a fascinating responsibility.
I think a portion of our job as the Circle of Light Beings is to help bring into a new order, a divine way of being. I don’t think that means sitting in sacred silence and contemplation. I do think it means living with conscious awareness. Making certain that we care for each other. That we make choices that benefit the most of us.
How will I begin to consciously bring my consciousness of Sekhmet here to my life? I like the role of protector. In my writing, I try to help us all move into a higher vibration and interact with each other on that higher plane. I’m not organizing anyone. I’m not leading anyone. But I am offering us an opportunity to think, to consider in choosing a more conscious fashion what will be the highest good for our collective essence.
It begins with monitoring myself to make certain that my thoughts and intentions are positive and for the highest good. Most of the time they are. Perhaps not on as grand a scale as they could be if I paid attention and thought about them more.
What is your sphere of influence? How do you affect it? What could you do differently? Do that.
The Divine Masculine Fights Back
It was pointed out on the news recently that masculinity started fighting back in the 80s when the women’s rights movement was stepping forward. Does that mean that we will always live with the push and shove conflict around dominance? What happens to choosing the needed skill set regardless of which sex has it and working with that? We have these archaic roles we have been playing for generations.
Each of us, male or female, has to live with an expanding expression of inclusion and compassion. And that calls for a lot of flexibility, give and take, stepping aside and stepping forward.
I don’t interact with people much and seldom anymore with men but the lesson is still there – we must share the path and the roles and the responsibility based on the unique gifts we have been given.
I am a strong woman. Both the men who married me were weak and needed my strength. Unfortunately, I had been brought up with a men-are-the stronger sex mentality and did not know they were attracted to my strength. I’m not even sure those two men knew my strength and competency was part of their attraction to me. And I realize now they chose, I simply responded. The need was not in me, the expectation to let them choose was. We each have individual strengths and tendencies. We are to honor them.
I think we need to each learn to stand alone more. We need to walk our own path and carry our own load. Are you aware of your own gifts and strengths? Have you developed them? Are you expressing them to the fullest?
I’m a gifted organizer and have stepped into that role at various stages of my life. Currently one of the ways I express my organizational ability is through organizing my ideas into this newsletter.
How are you sharing your gifts? Where are you sharing them? Do you recognize their value? Do others? Acknowledge the value of your own contributions.
Our Role in the World
“Everything, as horrendous as it looks out in the world, is something contained within ourselves, for we are ultimately all connected, one organism. We are part of the collective consciousness that is creating the insanity. In this work we look for those things inside of us that we can transform and, in so doing, we are doing our part to heal the world.”
– Sekhmet: Transformation in the Belly of the Goddess by Nicki Scully
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=== DEEPER SONG ORACLE MESSAGE===
Transition Equals Liberation Equals Transformation
I drew the SpiritSong Tarot card “Transformation” and the words that defined it were “Transition” and
“Liberation”. It’s a huge opportunity to look at change. How we change, what steps we take to change. The first step is to be willing to change. And then you begin to make the transition into the next version of what is possible. Whether it’s something you choose or if it is something that happens – the first step in change is transition.
And gradually as you make this transition you let things go, you release all beliefs that no longer serve. You release all habits that are no longer useful. You are freer to become liberated, to stand taller, to walk a higher path. The result is transformation. Let go of what you no longer need and make room for new more positive ideas and inspiration to come in. Transition equals liberation, equals transformation.
Noticing the Cycles
I spent three or four years taking three or four lengthy online classes at The Shift Network each year. Most of them were about my spiritual practice. But I learned a lot. And now suddenly I am full up. It’s not that I know everything. It’s that
I am no longer bouncing around studying everything in sight. In fact I have a Qigong class I haven’t finished. Shame on me.
Cycles are just that – cycles. You may get super enthusiastic about one aspect of your life and then all of a sudden you’re full up. Then you go do something else. That’s how we learn. I am in a new cycle. It’s just unfolding so I can’t exactly tell you what it is, but I am actively in it. And I had a few months of simply waiting for the direction to unfold. I knew it was coming. I just didn’t know what it was. So be patient with your cycles. Be patient with your unfolding. Like everything that grows and develops, it starts with a small bud that takes time to blossom and mature, offer its gifts, and then gradually move on. Enjoy the cycles of your life. Honor them. Learn from them. And allow yourself to change because of the steps that you take.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
Cycles of Change
The unfolding is gradual but steady. It is almost unnoticeable.
The unfolding is gradual but steady. It is almost unnoticeable. When I look, when I watch, when I observe, I see the change and I respond to it.
The unfolding is gradual but steady. It is almost unnoticeable. When I look, when I watch, when I observe, I see the change and I respond to it. Like a seedling growing into a tree, I let my life unfold.
-Cara Lumen, February 2022
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