Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
This is becoming the age of the Digital Nomad. We learned how to work from anywhere because of the pandemic so why not go live where you want to? More and more people are conducting their online business from interesting parts of the world.
What naturally follows is that financial transitions are becoming creatively fluid. My friend Thuy Pham gave me a lesson on Bitcoin the other day. I think part of the rapid growth of digital coin is from the Digital Nomads who are doing business with each other in many countries and need an international way to exchange money. How wonderful to simply be able to exchange your own digits money without figuring out or obtaining foreign currency. Having your own currency is a way to work around third-party institutions. So there are now digital entrepreneurs creating their own money and using that for peer-to-peer transactions. Two people, anywhere in the world, can send virtual coin to each other without the involvement of a bank, government, or other institution. Think what opportunities that opens up!!! This is helping artists and musicians sell their own work directly.
It made me realize how radically our thinking needs to change in order to move into this new life that is unfolding. Apparently, you can set up ways through virtual money to rent a car or obtain entrance to the vacation rental you booked. It’s a whole new way of paying each other.
So guess what, we all get to learn something really new. And I’m still at the stage that I had to have help activating a new bank debit card and then getting it on Venmo. With virtual money there is no bank! Consider that.
We are going to have to become aware and know a bit about a lot of new ways to do all manner of things. I have no idea how to keep up with this other than to stay curious and go a bit deeper into the fields and resources and uses that are useful in the direction we are going.
Younger generations cannot write their name in cursive or write a check and they know how to type with their thumbs. The world is changing and we need to keep learning and changing in order to keep up.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I am open to learning new ways to do everything.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- If you are in business for yourself you may want to check out Brian Clark.
- Keep studying the changes in your own industry. Explore the new options. Learn what you need to learn.
- Be open to change in your thinking and your actions.
Draw Your Way to Clarity
Drawing is a very powerful tool – use it to draw your way to clarity. I’ve been doing pencil drawings of some of my shamanic journeys for quite some time. This week I drew an experimental garden to explore what crops I want to plant for next year. Drawing an idea shows you sequence, priorities, and levels of importance. You gain insights based on what order you draw the features, how big or small it is, where it is placed on the page, and how you find one word that holds many concepts. For instance, I thought I was going to draw all sorts of “steps” for healing my body, and instead I drew one very tall, very strong tree. I have a Path of Curiosity winding throughout my garden and a hedgerow of Imagination. See how this goes? You have an idea and drawing it adds dimensions to your understanding that you might not have seen before.
Stick figures and signs with labels are fine. Drawing your thoughts is an amazing way to clarify what you are seeing inside you. Start drawing your vision into being.
One Small Shift
Self-healing occurs in increments – sometimes very small increments. One moment I got up from a chair and found that I was standing straighter. That affected everything I did. My walking improved but most of all it lifted my spirits. That small cornerstone shift is rippling up through my body. And I expect there to be more positive changes.
You know how sometimes if you shift your gaze you see a whole new vista? Our life choices are like that. We need to shift our gaze even a little bit, and the view will be different. New opportunities will appear. New possibilities will come to mind. All because we made one small shift. How can you shift your gaze today?
In the drawing of the experimental garden that I prepared in order to understand what I’m gonna do next year, I put a compost pile. And the only thing I put in it this time was fear. It was quite a relief to put fear in the compost pile. I’m not afraid of being dead because all sorts of interesting things are going to be happening then, but I’m not exactly excited about going through the process of dying since I don’t know what’s going to quit on me to make me leave the planet. But now I have placed my fear in the garden compost pile of my experimental garden and I will keep it there in all my future gardens.
What are you uncertain about? What are you apprehensive about? What are you fearful about? Put it in the compost pile and let it turn into nourishment for your ongoing garden of self.
Watch For the Small Shifts
As my body goes through its course of self-correction I am watching two things – the shifts that affect the whole body and thus opens up new possibilities, and how/where my attention and choices are shifting as new opportunities unfold.
My body continues to release and thus dramatically rearrange itself. Suddenly a whole section is working and interacting differently and new movements are possible. A small shift of releasing one small something enabled a huge portion of my body to work with more alignment. That realization shifts my attention to greater possibilities, more activities and my expectation of what is possible. It’s not so much about keeping track of the small shifts. It is about paying attention to what new possibilities open up because of your shift in view. Watch for the small shifts and look ahead to the newly opened vistas.
Building a New Habit
You know it’s good for you. You know you want to do it. How do you build a new habit so that you look forward to the experience and do it regularly? My favorite trick is to say, “Think how good it will feel when (the task you are dreading) is completed…” That moves me into the sense of accomplishment that will be my reward. That trick started when it became harder to take my trash out because of my ability to walk. But now I have solved that problem with my walker and taking the trash out is simply a walk outside. But it’s still a good trick. “Think how good it will feel when I…”
Choose what you want to establish with awareness. Is it too hard or too easy or is it too boring? How can you make it an adventure?
Where you put this new habit in your day makes a difference. My morning time at my computer is sacred creative time. So nothing else gets to go there. But I may want to establish a study time. And that feels like the afternoon might be a good place for that. Look at the rhythm of your day and your energy and experiment until you find the right place to place that new activity so it has a chance to become the new habit you wish to establish.
Stay Fluid and Flexible
It’s easy to get too rigid in your life – certain times to do this, certain days to do that. What if you just went with the flow, the flow of inspiration, the insights of the moment, the unexpected ideas and opportunities that need exploring. What a flowing, fluid life we would lead. Add a little more give and take to your life. Be more fluid and flexible.
Do You Feel Relevant and Effective?
I was thinking about what I wanted 2022 to feel like and I realized I want to feel reliant and effective. To me, that means continuous exploration of the Unseen World and openness to identify new choices the transformational community might work with.
That means I have to be flexible, creative, imaginative, and allow myself to be guided to new ideas that can raise our awareness and our consciousness. That’s a good way to spend a year.
Rethink Your Systems
The end of the year is the perfect time to examine your systems. Declutter. Reorganize. Rethink. There is a clean slate aspect to a new year. Examine your systems, how you handle your data, how you set priorities and create systems that will move you effectively and efficiently through the coming year. Create and adjust until you get your new system right.
Persistence and Determination
My time with the physical therapist is nearly up. And I realize that all of whatever unfolds next, is up to me and my persistence and my determination. It is up to me to do whatever exercises seem to work the most. It is up to me to consciously stand up straight whenever I walk so that my body gets used to standing straight. It is up to me to expect healing and hold the vision of wholeness.
The outcome is all up to me. There’s no one in this body but me. So what develops, what unfolds, comes from what I do. This means I have to pay attention to my beliefs and my choices and my actions and my expectations. I have to do the work. No one can do it for me. Are you taking charge of your life? Are you aware of your role in creating everything that occurs in your life? It’s all you. It’s your beliefs. It’s your imagination. It’s your expectations. It’s your choice. All change comes from within you. You may have some work to do.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Winter Solstice Holy Day Writing
The night breathes slow, deep, long. The breath of the Earth moves up to meet the stars. Slow down, dear one. Slow down. Breathe.
The dark has its own music. The dark has its own spell. The dark is the breath that unclenches, bringing sweetness to our depths.
Be as the sleeping mountains. In the rhythm of your patience, the world will be revealed. In the drum beat of our hearts, all the lessons of the year will tell their stories.
Winter is stillness. It is deep calm. It is huge.
Carry your candle, yes. But do not let it blind you to the radiance of the dark. Do not let it crowd out the silence. Do not let it deafen the music of heartbeat, breath, starlight, humanity.
We turn the wheel of the year. We are time unfolding, seasons following seasons flowing through us, bodies, hearts, minds. We walk through the grace of the year, and our wholeness is revealed.
We walk through the wisdom of the seasons and learn ever more how to love and what we love.
—Maeanna Welti © Mother Tongue Ink 2020. To learn more about Pagan Holy Days visit our blog,
This was printed in WE’Moon Lunar News. I love her art. She has a Weekly Starcode blog
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Visit Your Future and Do Some Rearranging
Take time to visit your future. If you continue on this path where will you end up? What will it be like? What will you be like? Do you know where your current choices are taking you? Is that where you want to go? Do you need to change directions?
What do you believe is possible? That’s a huge consideration for what you are able to bring to your future. What do you believe is possible? What you believe you deserve is another huge thought process that affects the outcome of your future. Because the world is changing so dramatically we really get to make stuff up for our future because so much is possible we don’t even know about yet. So if you were making up your future what would it look like? Perhaps you want to draw a few scenarios or describe them verbally, but go into some detail to explore what could be unfolding for you and be mindful of the steps you take right now and where they might lead you. We make up our lives. Let’s make up a good one.
My View of the World
My view of the world is a tree, the sky, and a parking lot. I no longer go anywhere. How has your view of life become restricted? Narrowed? Confined? Are you living in your own little corner or are you seeking other ways to connect with a greater whole?
My tree is a messenger from me to the world. Her roots send my love through the earth to other roots all over the planet. Her life cycle keeps me tuned to my own life cycle.
The sky is a harbinger of change. Between shape-shifting clouds and remarkable sunsets, it is alive and vibrant and it speaks to me. My one view is full of interconnection with nature, the planet, the cosmos, the Great Awareness.
Wherever you are you can find the sky and connect with the world. How will you let nature expand your sense of belonging?
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Stay Fluid – A Flexible Who-And-Do-What Statement
I have a new who-and-do-what statement that is broad enough to move with the unfolding Divine Feminine’s ongoing revelation of her qualities and her purpose. I was going to suggest we create a new who-and-do-what statement for the new year until I realized that could possibly lock us in because the world is unfolding in so many new directions. There will be new jobs, new needs to serve, and new directions to explore. We could make a vow to stay true to our gifts. That would hold us in good stead. Go exploring and be true to our gifts – whether they are already developed or simply waiting to be put into a new place of service.
Having said that I have a new Who and Do What Statement for 2022.
A who-and-do-what statement is a powerful way to identify and focus your role. I learned it from Michael Port as a Book Yourself Solid Coach. A who-and-do-what statement can change your direction and focus your intentions. You do need to check it periodically to see if it is big enough for where you want to go.
I help (who you help)
To do (what you help them do)
So that (what they can do when you help them)
Let me show you how dramatically this can change your understanding of the direction you are going and the role you are developing.
Here’s the one I just had:
I help spiritual explorers find powerful and creative ways to connect with and explore their own cosmic consciousness.
Here’s the one I just created:
I help adventurers who are ready to explore the new possibilities in the emerging energy of the Divine Feminine
to align their dreams and choices with what is emerging as possible today so that they go beyond their own expectations.
That sure propelled me into a new vision of what I am doing.
It does help to give deep thought to who you want to serve. Is it a group of people, is it the planet, is it follow explorers? If you write a who-and-do-what for 2022 keep it broad and flexible. Keep it on your desktop and change it as the year and the opportunities unfold.
======THE UNFOLDING DIVINE FEMININE=== ===
How Are You Still Relevant and Useful?
I’m working on my vision for 2022 and as a really old person, I still want to feel relevant and useful. I can thank my mind and my curiosity for keeping me exploring. Thank you for reading and listening to my thoughts. My life would be quite empty if I did not have you to share with. I had not thought about evaluating each choice to see if it is relevant and usefull. Playing Spider Solitaire is not relevant or useful. Hugging my cat is. Writing my newsletter and podcast are both relevant and useful. I now make choices that deepen my spirituality, expand my wisdom and entertain my curiosity.
Career Paths in the Divine Feminine
We are happiest when we are using all our gifts during our days. That means in our job and our choice of free time. The Divine Feminine is asking us to reevaluate our gifts and put them to work for the highest good. You may be excited to be the creator and developer of an idea or you might be just as excited to be the person who puts together one piece that makes the whole project come together. Each role is important and we are to take pleasure and satisfaction in the role we take. We are to keep choosing for the highest good.
As the Divine Feminine emerges, we have to become explorers. Our job is to understand the gifts we have been given, the passion we hold in our hearts, and find the most effective and satisfying place of service in this rapidly evolving world.
Where I am now in my life, what I know how to do, is what brought me to where I stand on the path today.
The more open I stay to unfolding opportunities, the more I get to explore and discover and implement. Keep an eye on what is unfolding in the Divine Feminine and identify new places of service that could be rewarding for you. Then go do them.
May we hear and heed the call of the Divine Feminine.
May we expand our hearts and our expectations.
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===
Choose From the Future
Your future is the higher potential inside you and it is already part of the cosmos. It evolves from the choices you make that stimulate new growth and evolution.
The highest potential inside you. How do we know what that is? As I watch the world change, everyone’s role is changing. Our choices are changing. Our responsibilities are shifting. It is an extremely fluid time.
We have choice – in every moment. We choose what we believe. We choose what we think. We choose what we say. We choose what we do. And each one of those acts sends out a ripple that reaches and touches and changes – something. We need to put our ripples out with care and conscious choice.
What is the highest potential inside you? How do you find it? How do choose it and turn it into action?
Listen to your inner voice. Listen to the subtle nudges and hunches the universe provides. Your next steps, your path, are waiting there for you to recognize and embark upon. Keep looking. Keep choosing.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
Reaching Your Highest Potential
My highest potential awaits fulfillment. It is mine to recognize and fulfill.
My highest potential awaits fulfillment. It is mine to recognize and fulfill. The choices I make create my reality.
My highest potential awaits fulfillment. It is mine to recognize and fulfill. The choices I make create my reality. I observe carefully and choose from my deepest awareness.
– Cara Lumen, December 2021
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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