Grow Into Your Vision
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
Do you dream of doing more? Are you busy imagining your next steps? Your future? What is your vision for your life?
I felt my latest shift coming but I had no details until they simply showed up and another new, unexpected path opened up.
Stay open to the insights and nudges the Universe offers and go exploring. Try them on for size. Experiment. Imagine. Continue to grow your vision.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I am aware of the subtle nudges and openings the Universe provides and thoughtfully make new choices.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Look closer at your vision and think bigger and broader.
- Make any adjustments that call to you.
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
Are You Meditating Enough?
I have just recently realized that I’m not meditating enough. So my first step was to find where I wanted to fit meditation in my life. And I found it. It’s after I am dressed and ready for my day. But my day has not yet begun. If I wait too long there are interruptions, to take my blood pressure and give out pills.
I have a transcendental meditation mantra that is very powerful that I use and I experimented with different time of day to see what resonated the most. So I have the time and the place and the motivation.
It’s always good to start your day with meditation but it’s also really good to use meditation as a quieting bridge between your workday and your evening/family time/me-time. It helps to change your energy and your focus.
I have other spiritual things I do in my day like drum to nature and sing to the directions and work with my crystals and other items on my altar but I had not stopped to quiet my mind and meditate. And that’s going to make a huge difference in my life. How do you need to improve or change your meditative practice?
Become Aware Of The Negative Beliefs That Are Holding You Back
“I can’t, I don’t know how, I would not be very good at that.” What are your negative beliefs and how prevalent are they in your thinking?
They show up in sneaky understated ways and we quickly magnify that into: I’m not good enough,” or “I can’t do that,” and we are stopped dead in their tracks.
I like to look at the new ideas as invitations to explore. And if it comes to me, I dip my toe in far enough to know if I want go in much further.
I pause to explore the potential and possibilities. A pause to visualize and try it on for size and see how it feels. I pause to imagine, imagine potential, imagine the possibilities, imagine myself on that path. You can use your imagination as a fitting room to try on any of the ideas that come your way.
Keep an eye out for the negative beliefs that are holding you back. “I’m not good enough, I’m not worthy enough, I don’t know how to do that.” Sweep it out of your mind. And imagine yourself standing in an empty room with the windows wide open, and let those ideas come in and see how they feel, and watch the potential path they will take, and how your life might manifest if you took that particular path. When you clear out the stuck places, the beliefs that are holding you there, you will find the right answer and take the right action and the right path.
Let Journaling Deepen Your Awareness
Writing things down clarifies them. It opens up another layer to be examined. Use journaling to deepen your awareness.
I have a tendency to journal any excuses I give to not get things done so I can examine them and change them. Find your own way to open new doors and close those that are no longer needed.
Take Responsibility for Healing Yourself
Let’s pretend you have a whole day to yourself with no obligations or responsibilities – just a wonderful clear day to fill as you will. What will you do? This is not about resting, or recuperating; it is about deepening your soul awareness, nurturing your inner and outer self. What comes to mind? What would you do first?
Do you want to be alone? Is there someone you want to be with? What would it feel like to lying on the grass and watch the clouds shift and listen to the sounds of nature? What about you? What in your life needs nurturing right now?
Let’s begin with self-love. Do you need to be in nature? Do you need to meditate? Do you need to study? Is there one person you would be nurtured by being with? Only you can tell. Only you can choose.
How do you nurture yourself every day? I always find something I read makes me turn and write a little something for this newsletter. That makes me add it to my life and offers it you for yours for consideration. I keep expanding my spiritual practice as I sit here by my window overlooking the garden. I am exploring sound healing on my own body. I worked with physical therapy to learn to walk in my new blue shoes with lifts.
You make a difference simply walking through your day. Make sure your energy is clear and focused on being light, and focused on being inclusive and loving.
”Me” time does not necessarily mean alone time but it certainly must contain something nurturing that can expand your awareness and possibilities.
See if you can have a whole day, designate to self-care, self-love, self-nurturing, self-wisdom. And do it often. How do you spend “Me Time”?
Find Meaning In Your Challenges
Every challenge is a time to rethink, reconsider, relearn, and reorder.
What is the lesson? What are your choices? Where will each of the choices lead you? A challenge is a perfect time to see what lessons are being offered and which ones you want to accept.
It could be a physical challenge that you have to figure out how to work with or workaround or fix. It could be a challenge of interaction, as in how to interact with a certain person, or a certain situation, and what kind of choices are open for you to make and where they lead.
It might be an opportunity to look deeply within and further identify your values, beliefs, and the path you choose to follow.
Challenges are there in order to help you grow. They make you consider, evaluate, and make choices that impact your life. Welcome them. Find meaning in your challenge and let it take you to a new level.
Explore New Potential and Possibilities
The Power of Being Self-Sufficient
We experience a feeling of confidence and independence when we are able to complete all that we wish to accomplish without having to rely on anyone else. It is powerful to be self-sufficient. We can go down any path when we are self-sufficient.
How do you become self-sufficient? You learn to trust your own instincts, your own urges, and you act on them.
Pause throughout your day today and notice how strongly you are standing in your own power.
Bring Compassion To Every Situation
It takes some practice. I don’t come across very many conflicting situations but I do know I can bring compassion to some of the more extreme positions in the world and in this country today. I do not encounter rational negative positions in long term care but I think my response would be two things – send positive energy to that person and walk away.
How do you transform a negative situation into a stable, healthy vibration?
Understand The Impact Of Your Presence
I’m just being me. Wisecracking, introspective, always-thinking-me, but I am having impact. Some of which I know about, some I don’t. We may or may not recognize the impact of our conversations with others, but we definitely don’t know what happens when that person turns and shares those insights with other people in their lives. Our impact has a ripple effect and we must trust that it reaches the most impactful shores.
You may be present during a confrontation and say nothing, but yet your mere presence may have had a balancing and calming impact. You may have made a casual observation that someone took to heart and made major changes in their lives. And sometimes we have impact by what we leave unsaid. Do not underestimate the impact of your presence. Open your heart and simply be.
Expand Your Comfort Zone
It sure is easy to play it safe – to not explore or experiment or even consider new ideas. Your current comfort zone has served you, but it represents behaviors and patterns from your past. And if you don’t want to stay stuck you have to explore and experiment.
How will you expand your comfort zone today?
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
In This Moment
We waste so much time with what ifs? What if I did that? What if I had not done that? But those moments are over. Those times no longer exist.
Yesterday is gone, whatever we did or did not do is over. Tomorrow is not here, it’s not time to immerse ourselves in tomorrow. What we have is “now”. The glorious open-ended full-of-opportunity “now” that is our life.
Are you fully present in this gift of each moment? That means not thinking ahead, and not reviewing the past. It may mean looking out the window to be present in the miracles that are there. It may mean moving into meditation to contemplate ceremony.
Notice where you focus your attention. And stay present in the moment.
Create Space For The Unknown
When we fill our life with clutter, we leave no space for the unknown. When we fill our life with expectations, we leave no space for the unknown.
Mental clutter, physical and emotional clutter are all things that rise up to grab our attention and keep us from simply being present.
I’m talking about simple things, like completely stopping what you were doing and turning to watch the birds feed at the bird feeder outside your window. Be present with them. And their day. And their life.
I’m talking about pausing in your work to notice things you have around you, the pictures on the wall, the objects you have placed around you. Be with your environment. Let the plants nurture you. Let the silence nurture you. Empty yourself and sit in the stillness and absorb that stillness into your soul.
There is no time when it is not now so dwelling in the future and past are not productive or beneficial.
Sit in silence. Breathe, clear your mind, and immerse yourself in the silence. See how long you can keep from having a thought. Perhaps focus on your breathing. Perhaps see yourself as a shapeshifting cloud in the sky slowly making a change.
Slow down. Simply be present. Don’t be too eager to jump on whatever ideas and thoughts show up. Expand your emptiness to make space for breathing.
Silence clears space. It clears the space of mental chatter and all manner of distractions.
In a quiet space in a contemplative mood, make space for the Unknown, what does it want you to consider? What does it want you to observe? What does it want you to explore? Check in again. Let it surprise you. Let it take you down unexplored paths. Be adventuresome. Be thoughtful. And listen. The universe will speak to you in very clear tones. But first you have to sit quietly and create space for the unknown to make itself known.
=== ===THE UNFOLDING DIVINE FEMININE=== ===
Explore and Interpret the Guidance and Messages of the Divine Feminine
Masculine Versus Feminine
I have to change my thinking. The Yin Yang symbol is a circle with equal parts dark and light and each half continues into a bit of the other. We each contain both the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine. But I have been thinking of them as separate and the Divine Masculine as a current enemy of sorts. Since the Divine Feminine is rising at this point, I get to really look at that concept and not be so mad at the masculine side, particularly the old white men.
This is a time of rebalancing and redefining – a time of change for the world.
“Do not seek answers outside yourself.” That’s another reminder of something I already know but need to remember since the world is in such a mess.
I liked the concept of Portals of Possibilities and the freedom to explore divergent dimensions.
I also realize that I’ve been examining the idea that we don’t have to raise our vibration, we already are a high vibration. How to become aware of it and live from that viewpoint, I need to explore. Every time I hear the concept of raising our vibration I think, “No, we already are high vibration, we just have to figure out how to live that, believe that, reflect that and be aware of it. I want to explore that.
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Pat Your Plants
I am having a very hard time growing plants in my new space. I don’t know why.
Scientists like Peter Wohlleben, the famous German “tree herder” said this about the awareness of plants—that they can see, talk, recognize relatives, and even teach.
I have to give that some thought and I have to look into my relationship with three plants I have. Only one is doing well and that’s because it was purchased fairly recently in a store.
I have never had to work hard to care for my plants before, they sort of independently did their thing and sometimes I appreciated them more than other times. For someone who only has three plants to get to work I have to think about this and how it will change my actions — plants can see, talk, recognize relatives, and even teach.
(Note: on the way out of a meeting today I saw a heart-shaped philodendron on a file cabinet and asked for a start. I got one and its now encouraged to grow roots in a cup of water. I will start chatting and talking to it and encouraging it.
What does this mean for the time you get to spend in nature? Do you sit down and talk to a tree. Do you ask a plant for guidance and advice? Do you listen to the conversation of the plants around you? What do you hear? What do you learn?
Have you ever talked to a tree? Have you ever stroked the leaves of a plant and talked to it? I’m going to start doing that with the few plants I have around me.
Everything is energy. All things have wisdom and insights to share. Learn to listen and interpret. Begin by learning from the plants around you and enjoy the conversation.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
Love In Nature
I have to talk to my plants more. I have to tell them that I love them. I have to tell them that I need them. I need to pat their leaves in appreciation.
I have to talk to my plants more. I have to tell them that I love them. I have to tell them that I need them. I need to pat their leaves in appreciation. Then I have to listen, and open myself up to receiving their message.
I have to talk to my plants more. I have to tell them that I love them. I have to tell them that I need them. I need to pat their leaves in appreciation. Then I have to listen, and open myself up to receiving their message. What will I hear? What will I feel? What will our conversation be about?
– Cara Lumen, June, 2023
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