What You Believe is Possible
Innovative Ideas on Birthing the Divine Famine
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
Just because it’s never happened before doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. Remember that as you set goals and objectives for yourself. As I watch new technology unfold I’m old enough to remember the real-life woman telephone operator who connected the calls on my grandfather’s phone. I rode in my grandfather’s Model T car. I rode a pony to take water to the workers harvesting hay and putting it in horse-drawn wagons. I remember the first television shows. And I was one of few women my age who went to college. Then there was the first moon landing. I’m 89 and the changes in my lifetime have been huge.
And now, in the past few years, we have Artificial Intelligence, solar power, 3-D printed houses. That’s a lot of change in the span of one lifetime.
So what is going to change in the span of your life and are you ready to explore and modify and change with it?
We need to question our beliefs often, particularly when it comes to what we believe is possible – for us, for our world. And we need to stay open to not just the new technology but what opportunities they bring with them. Many of the skills we have and may even cherish will become useless. (Our children cannot read cursive or write a check…) And that can be unnerving. How do you keep from feeling irrelevant, outdated, useless? You change. You question your beliefs, you marvel at the new discoveries and you make changes to accommodate them and absorb them into your life. Those key changes are made within your beliefs of what is possible and your understanding of your changing role in the world.
It’s enough to make a person feel outdated in a hurry.
Here’s the core message – question every belief you have as it shows up to make certain it is still relevant. And even still true. This will be particularly tricky with those beliefs that we were given as a child simply based on living with our parents and their belief systems. But we have to question our beliefs, particularly when it comes to what we believe is possible. Because new doors are being thrown open every day.
Before you get discouraged, before you think it can’t happen, pause to notice that the world is moving at an incredibly rapid pace and what you believe is possible is changing every single moment into something brighter, and grander, and more amazing. What do you believe is possible? A whole new world is opening up.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I embrace change in every aspect of my life.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Find a good news source that keeps you up with positive changes. I like Good News Network.
- Question your beliefs in what is possible and take time to expand them.
- Think big!
- Be flexible.
Live in a State of Oneness Consciousness
We are all one consciousness so how do we learn to live from that awareness? Consciousness connects us all. It makes us all one energy, one big thought-form. And it sure is varied in its manifestation.
I get glimpses of being one with Cosmic Conciseness when I meditate. I understand the limitlessness of Cosmic Consciousness when I take a shamanic journey. I listen to my intuition and am amazed by its insights and accuracy. How does Cosmic Consciousness make itself known to you? Keep looking. It’s waiting for you to tune in.
Acknowledgment and Self-Awareness
Years ago in New York City, I started an Acknowledgment List. When people said something positive or complimentary about me, that I did not recognize in myself, I wrote it in a blank journal with the date and who said it. When I felt down or uncertain, I pulled out that book and read the positive things that had been said of me.
I do a version of that today. It is a document on my computer and when I get an acknowledgment or a positive compliment, I pop it into this document along with who said it and the date. Periodically I read the positive things that have been said about me and it lifts my spirits and raises my sights and has been known to open up a new direction for me. Perhaps you want to start an Acknowledgment List to help identify your gifts.
The Clarity of Journaling
Taking time to reflect on your day or your intention for a new day is very clarifying. It helps you notice the changes and opportunities that have shown up and gives you time to reflect in gratitude for the experiences of your day.
I have a major document on my computer called “Action” and I keep all sorts of things in it, including a journal. I only keep seven days so each time I enter I get to read what happened on that day the week before.
Find a format that allows you to reflect on what the day brought and how you have progressed from the week before. Journaling fosters clarity.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
A very powerful way to experiment with possibilities is through visualization. I could visualize what it would feel like to be taller, or thinner, or younger and use my imagination to explore the new possibilities that would open for me.
I can visualize a particular scenario. What would it feel like? Where would that choice lead me? What doors would it open?
If you want to explore a new avenue, use your imagination and visualize all the scenarios you can think of to see what unfolds and how that experience aligns with how you want to feel and what you want to accomplish. It’s like trying on an outfit in the store before deciding whether or not to buy it. Or making a small batch of a recipe before serving it at a dinner party.
Decide what you want. Do I want to be able to go in nature again enough to motivate me to get to work on strengthening my body? How much do I want it and how hard am I willing to work? Or do I need a different goal, a different motivation? I want to be strong enough to write and explore and share but a nature hike is not on my to-do list. So when you are looking for motivation, choose one that will take you where you want to go. Then visualize and see where it takes you.
Use A Mantra As An Entrance To Your Still Point
A mantra is a sacred word. It has a specific vibration that creates a specific result. Using a mantra is a good way to signal that you are beginning your meditation practice, to tell your body and your mind to turn it off for a while and be present. You don’t need to continually repeat the mantra to keep you focused, you use a mantra to move you back into that sacred space when your mind wanders off. Start with the universal sacred seed syllable OM or Aum. If you have a particular focus for your meditation, you might look up mantras online and see what their meaning is or if they are for a particular chakra. I have a mantra for Transcendental Meditation and I happen to know that my children each got different mantras when they learned TM. I also know that my mantra sends me very rapidly into a meditative state. And the more I do it, the faster I drop into meditation and the deeper I go.
Start with Aum and move on to explore what works for you. You can use a mantra to access your Still Point and you can get to your Still Point without one.
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Meridians and Medical Qigong
As I focus on self-healing, I decided to work on my acupressure points. I can’t name the meridians but since I kept finding a steady sequence of painful points on my body, I knew my meridians were not in very good shape.
My healer friend,Christina Gerber emailed links and meridian charts and I explored some of the Medical Qigong videos she sent. Qi is life force energy and Qigong moves it around and opens up the pathways – the meridians. I spent about 20 minutes with the videos and at the end of that period, I found my body was tingling all over. It felt happy and revitalized.
A few hours later I repeated the process of manually pressing on the acupressure points and found that the pain had substantially subsided – my chi was flowing again and rebalancing! It had accomplished a great deal of rebalancing in a few hours and the Qigong sequence had been super easy. Start with Qigong for Belt Meridianand do several of the other videos in the series. I couldn’t always keep standing but I kept doing it sitting. Do the best you can. It will work.
I’m putting this particular Qigong practice into my life twice a day.
Note: After three days of doing this Qigong for the Belt Meridian at least once a day, my left hip realigned clear up to my waist and it dramatically affected my walking and my posture. I am also doing a manual acupressure routine three times a day. My body is responding notably and dramatically.
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===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
The Emerging Feminine Leader
In a conversation with my extremely intelligent female friend Martha, who also happens to have a major leadership role in a large organization, we discussed what the role of a feminine leader looked like. There are no examples in history of how feminine leaders lead because there are so few women leaders whose history has been brought forward. One of the things my friend was aware of in her leadership experience was that women are team builders rather than building top-down as a man would. Women are more inclusive and heart-centered.
So we have two things going on here. We have the rise of the Sacred Feminine which means the lessening of the power of the Sacred Masculine (which makes them extremely grouchy), and the Divine Feminine is working to define herself in the role of leadership when her only examples are all the rules the men prefer to use. So it’s not about doing it the way it has been done, it is about approaching leadership from a new place of wholeness. Of service and collaboration. And because the men are not going to like one single bit of this, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
So here is our job as women – we are to step into the roles of leadership that present themselves and bring to the role inclusive compassion, team building, and heart-centered service. And of course our intelligence and insights and stamina and… We will have to create new formats for interaction in order to encourage and cultivate this spirit of working in teams. We are going to have to help everyone learn to be a team player, which means compromise, as we redefine, relearn and re-chose our place of service. It will be a time of great experimentation and adjustment. We must be observant. We must be creative, and we must question what we believe we deserve and what we believe is possible. That’s how women shape the unfolding version of feminine leadership.
===IMAGINING THE DIVINE FEMININE INTO BEING===
Based on the conversation I had with my friend Martha, about what the Divine Feminine would look like in the workplace, I realized that we have major work to do. We have to imagine the Divine Feminine into being.
We bring things into being with our imagination and it occurred to me that we have no role models for a world of the Divine Feminine so we have to get busy with our imaginations and bring those concepts into being.
Here’s my idea. I want you all to contribute to this exploration. As you get caught up in this experience of imagining a new world of the Divine Feminine into being, I would like you to email me your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add where you are in the world so we can get a sense of the scope of our community. I will share some of them here, in this section and let them help drive our exploration into how to bring the Divine Feminine into form.
What is the priority of the Divine Feminine?
We’re making this up together but what came up for me as a primary focus for the Divine Famine was caring for our home, which means the number one priority for the Divine Feminine would be the preservation of the planet. We have nothing if we do not have a home. The second thing will be the well-being of all the inhabitants. Here’s where it gets fun. Imagine a world where the priority is the well-being of everyone. That means the initial focus would be on taking care of humanity. That means feeding everyone. That means all our energy, all our focus goes toward caring for others! What a world that will be. No wars because we’re all out working the collective fields to feed ourselves. No defending of territories because we live in a collective where what we harvest is divided equally among the participants. We contribute, we get food.
Having written that, I realize that there is a lot more to do than grow food, but as long as there are people starving, we do need to address that first.
The same goes for shelter. The Divine Feminine wants all her family to be provided for. What kind of unique system can we create that makes certain everyone has a sheltered place to live in?
This is getting a bit harder to figure out.
Gifted minds and talents come in all shapes and sizes and economic status, so somehow, the Divine Feminine has to figure out how to give all gifts a way to develop. I’m not talking school here, help me think outside the box on this. How does the Divine Feminine help each person cultivate and utilize their unique gifts?
It ceases to be a planet of “me,” its becomes a planet of “we”. That’s hard to imagine.
Flexibility and change are a cornerstone for the Divine Feminine. I have no idea how one builds a flexible structure that accommodates many facets. But I think that’s what we will have to do. That’s where our imagination comes into play. We not only have to think totally new concepts into being, we have to imagine a whole new way of being. What does the all-encompassing Divine Feminine look like as a way of life?
We’ve never experienced that before. So we get to make it up. We get to use our imagination to bring it into being.
Do you see where I’m going with this? I would love to use this portion of this newsletter to share your ideas on what the Divine Feminine could look like in our lives. You don’t have to suggest how to make it happen unless you think of a way, but I’d like us to see this as a place to gather ideas from our imagination about what we can create as the Divine Feminine takes charge of our evolution. Look at your job, your life, your choices, and see where you can add the inclusive principles of the Divine Feminine and how that might manifest in change. It will dramatically affect how we imagine our unfolding future. The Divine Feminine is here.
First, we have to imagine it. How will a world guided by the Divine Feminine look and feel and function? Let’s go exploring together.
Email your ideas to me at email@example.com.
May we welcome the inclusive principles of the Divine Feminine into our lives with an open heart.
May we walk the Path of Inclusive Light with a sure foot.
May we take this journey with an open heart.
May we keep our gaze on the summit.
I entwine my light with yours as we move forward to guide the way.
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
The Two Vital Sides of Your Spiritual Practice
Journey to Gaia’s Misty Circle
Journey to the Sacred Feminine
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==== DEEPER SONG DISCOVERIES ===
Incredible images in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest.
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===DEEPER SONG BOOK SHELF===
Deng Ming-Dao has two books that are a lovely way to move into the Taoist philosophy. Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony and 365 Daily Meditations Tao. He lives in San Francisco and I have taken a few classes with him. Lovely, serene energy.
=== DEEPER SONG ORACLE MESSAGE===
I was gifted on my birthday with a new set of oracle cards – SpiritSong Tarot – in which each animal was specifically selected based upon Shamanic and Native American symbolism, merging each animals unique power with classic tarot practices. I love the drawings of animals and it has extremely powerful meanings for each card. I never knew how to do the Tarot very well so I just draw one every day for me.
I drew this card for me as I was completing this newsletter and knew that I needed to turn and share it with all of us.
Three of Feathers – Moth – Release and Receive.
This is an outstanding message. You have to make room to receive. I am letting go of beliefs that healing as completely as I want is no longer possible because of my age. Then I can experience more healing. I am to make room for change.
What belief do you need to release in order to make room to receive?
A New Journey
I have always had a strong calling. I have made major decisions and choices based on simply understanding that was what I needed to do next. I am fascinated by this idea of making up our “next” by using our imagination to figure out what a world of the Divine Feminine will be like. We only know male energy models. As a woman who fought her way out of the stereotype of a suburban housewife into the role of eclectic healer and spiritual explorer, I’m all in. I love this idea of taking charge and bringing our Divine Feminine Future into being with our imagination. I will love seeing what we collectively create. Yeah for major exploration and collaborative co-creation!
My New Who-and-Do-What Statement
I help adventurers who are ready to explore the new possibilities in the energy of the Divine Feminine, to align their dreams and choices with what is emerging as possible today so they go beyond their own expectations.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
The Destination Changed
I thought I was headed one way but I need to turn and head in an entirely new direction.
I thought I was headed one way but I need to turn and head in an entirely new direction. The path has changed. There is no map. I must forge my way forward into unknown territory.
I thought I was headed one way but I need to turn and head in an entirely new direction. The path has changed. There is no map. I must forge my way forward into unknown territory. I ask the Divine Feminine for guidance. I follow her lead.
Cara Lumen, December 2021
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