Spend Time In A Higher Vibration Where Duality Does Not Exist
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
It is hard to find balance right now. Duality is rampant on the planet with religious wars erupting in the Middle East and extremist elements in the US trying to overthrow our democracy. I barely know where to begin to help me feel our Oneness and to believe that peaceful coexistence is possible.
How do we experience and spend time in a higher vibration where duality does not exist? How do we access it?
We access our higher consciousness by expanding our belief in what is possible. We access our higher consciousness through focused inner silence and contemplation and thoughtful interpretation of what we find there. We access our higher consciousness through intuitive listening.
It has made a huge positive shift for me to think of the universe as an ocean of oneness and I find Rumi’s idea particularly empowering – “You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in one drop.” That makes me feel I have access to all I need. It makes me feel both responsible and capable. I immerse myself in the wholeness of oneness and experience and express its power.
That means even the people who are killing others have the whole ocean in them. That means all the people who are hating others have the whole ocean in them. That means all the people who love others have the whole ocean in them. Is it simply a matter of being aware of our choices and how we express them?
An ocean is full of activity – including inhabitants killing other inhabitants for food. At the same time, it contains herds and pods caring for each other. Species stay with their own kind. Strong waters wear away the hard rocks on the shores. In the oneness of the ocean there is separateness even when there is cohabitation. Is that how we are to view our planetary lives – expressing as our ocean of oneness? How do we achieve planetary wholeness?
I begin by managing my own drop of wholeness.
What I seem to be doing is focusing on my own path, my own role, my strengths and how I can be and want to be in service. That is the raw material I have to work with – the one thing I have control over are my choices.
I spend meditative time immersed in wholeness, an experience of oneness with nature, with the galaxy, experiencing myself as the cosmic ocean that contains everything.
I work to be free of my identity as part of the human race and seek to experience myself as a drop that contains the whole. I spend time in a higher vibration where duality does not exist. I hold on to that consciousness because the inhabitants of the planet continue to immerse themselves in chaos.
I envision the whole earth filled with peaceful cohabitation even as it gets harder and harder to do. I send energy to the planet – healing, wholing, all-encompassing cosmic energy. I live my life as consciously as I can manage. But mostly I keep visualizing myself as containing the ocean in one drop – the drop of me.
How do you handle chaos?
Deeper Song Affirmation
I look for ways to experience myself as containing the ocean in one drop.
Deeper Song Process
- Meditate and experience yourself as being a drop in the cosmic ocean.
- Experience yourself was an individual drop that contains All-There-Is – the earth, the stars, all the planets and beyond.
- Allow yourself to disappear as an individual, lose yourself in All-That-Is and feel your completeness.
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon on October 28
Lunar eclipses occur when Earth positions itself between the sun and the moon and casts a shadow across the surface of the moon. They can only occur during a full moon. There is a powerful Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon on October 28,
“In astrology, the spiritual aspects of the moon represent our deep emotional tides.
“Eclipses signify significant periods of change and transformation. These shifts do not take place all at once. They may start or continue on the date of a specific eclipse, but their work continues throughout the time when eclipses are occurring in the same signs.” – Google
A lunar eclipse is an opportunity to create significant change in your life. How will you choose to experience the Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon on October 28?
The Art Of Letting Go
There was so much of my life I had to release in order to move into long-term care. I began by measuring off in the center of my living room the amount of space I would have in the new space. Then I placed in it only the things I would take. I had to let the rest go. Focusing on what I did want helped me stay positive. I had to release a lot.
There were items I used in my spiritual practice that I had to release. I would have to recreate them in my imagination. For the most part I have been able to do that.
When you have to let go of things in your life, begin by identifying your priorities. I kept my bamboo shelf that now contains the crystals and items that I use in my daily spiritual practice. I brought a surprising number of drums and my flutes. My computer desk was key and I brought three pieces of art I created years ago. The rest had to be left behind. I had to decide on my priorities before I had seen my new environment.
In Feng Shui they begin with emptiness. As each element is chosen and mindfully placed, the energy changes.
What is the purpose of your space? How do you want it to support you? Begin with the purpose of the space and remove and release everything that does not support that intention and focus.
What space will you clear out and focus first? What is its purpose?
Take Responsibility for Healing Yourself
The Spiral of Life
Think of your life as an upward spiral. You periodically return to the same position on the spiral but at a higher level. You have more wisdom, more experience as you move to a higher position on the cycle. Acknowledge your progress and keep climbing.
Explore New Potential and Possibilities
Create A Safe Haven
What does the word “haven” mean to you? A place of safety? A place to regroup and restore and heal? A place to deepen your spiritual connection? A place to visualize? A place of safety or perhaps a place of camaraderie? If you live with others, do you have a space of your own to call your haven?
I have to share my space here in long-term care and I added two large open bookcases upon which I have placed plants with a variety of leaf structures and different tones of green. I see it as my protective wall of flowers. It sits opposite my desk which is beside three very tall windows. At the entryway to my small haven is my Quan Yin statue guarding my world and me in my space.
The energy has improved since I designed this configuration with the intention for it to protect me. It is a haven for me.
Wherever you spend the most time, make it a safe haven. Create the intention for it to nurture and support you and honor that intention by how you occupy that space. Make your bedroom a sanctuary for rest and meditation and self-care. Make your office a safe place for contemplation and creativity. Where is your safe haven and how can you make it feel safer?
How To Adjust To A New Physical Limitation
I don’t think I’m going to be a very good sport about dealing with dry macular degeneration. I use my eyes so much for learning and sharing and pretty much everything. As it gets harder to see the computer screen and read the words, I do not have a plan for adjusting. It’s also getting hard to see to cut my food.
What happens with dry macular degeneration is the center of the vision becomes blurry and one can only see the periphery. That means faces are blurred too. There is no cure but I will not be totally blind.
We often have the opportunity to challenge and adjust physically as we age. How we do that is up to us and our attitude and our ingenuity. What physical challenges are you facing and how are you dealing with them? What are you doing to work with them and around them? Get creative and do the work.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
Shape Your “Next”
We shape our “next” by the choices we make now – what we choose to learn, who we learn from, how we live our life. But most of all we shape our “next” with our imagination. We literally imagine our life into being.
How are you doing with that? I never dreamed of or imagined Evergreen long-term care but apparently the Universe did and it turned out to be my new place of service. Now it is up to me to shape my role, learn from it and creatively expand it.
Can you visualize your “next” – not so much the steps to get there but the destination you desire? Now that I’ve decided to go for 104, I have raised my expectations for what I can accomplish. It’s very freeing to go exploring down whatever path calls to me.
I’m an explorer. I like to learn a bit about a lot of things. I love to explore in order to widen and deepen and strengthen my experience. How do you shape your “next”.
===MUDRAS OF POWER===
You can explore mudras at 10 Powerful Meditation Mudras and How to Use Them
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEARERS===
Expand Your Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
Hold High Watch For The World
To hold High Watch is to be a guardian – a guardian of the energy. As a practitioner in the Center For Spiritual Living I would periodically be assigned to hold High Watch for a service. We need to hold High Watch for our world.
Our thoughts create our reality. Our intentions flow through a field of consciousness, which affects and creates the world around us. We can visualize love and inclusiveness in the hearts of all people. We can visualize peaceful co-existence. How do you hold High Watch for the world?
Be Aware Of Your Responsibility
I need to take a reality check. I need to be clear about what I can and cannot do.
I watch the Republicans destroy our democracy. At this point in my life, I have only the power of my vote. I watch the world fight but I am not a soldier or a diplomat. I must content myself with energy work.
I don’t want to shirk my responsibility and at the same time a lot of my work is done.
What I mostly want is to stop being horrified.
How aware are you of what is yours to do and what is not?
===RELEVANT AGING ===
How to Stay Fulfilled No Matter What Your Age
Stay In The Present
I don’t spend time looking backward. I only spend time looking forward. But that is not true of the residents here. Granted many of them are sick. Most are in wheelchairs. I’m the only resident who is actively engaged in the outside word and continues to learn and explore. I don’t have an answer for this except to be aware of your tendency to stop exploring and expanding and growing. What do you do to stay interested and interesting? How do you go exploring in your life?
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I feel stuck in my explorations. I feel helpless in the face of the world’s upheaval. I don’t think this newsletter has anything new in it – for me or for you. What do we do when we need to refresh and refocus?
It may be as simple as shifting our point of view.
What am I focusing on? Is it what is working or what is not working? The fastest way I know to go downhill is to focus on what is not working. What is not working is blatantly evident in the world today. What I have to work with is my corner of the world, my thoughts, my intentions and my choices. That’s what I have control over. That is when I can make change.
I need to send my imagination further afield. I must not limit myself by focusing on my physical reality, I must explore the possibilities of new ideas and concepts that I can incorporate into my life.
How do I do that? I start looking for the small nudges the Universe provides that invite me to explore from a new perspective. I may consider a new possibility. I must clear out what is in my life that is no longer working.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
Change is dramatic. Change is demanding. The need for change is on-going.
Change is dramatic. Change is demanding. The need for change is on-going. I must release. I must adjust. I must expand my expectations.
Change is dramatic. Change is demanding. The need for change is on-going. I must release. I must adjust. I must expand my expectations. New possibilities await me. I eagerly step forward into my new role.
– Cara Lumen, October 2023
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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