The Races Of The World
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
To follow up on the hatred that is spewing from parts of the white population in the United States, I decided to look up how many races there were in the world. And here is the beautiful and inclusive answer I found:
“These are now called historical definitions of race or historical race concepts. Today, scientists agree that there is only one human race. Modern genetic research has shown that the idea of three (or four, or five) races was wrong. – Wikipedia.”
What a game changer. Although our skin tone may be different tones and our cultural practices may differ, we are all human and that is where our hearts are and should be joined.
How can you hold anger for someone who is like you?
When we look for our similarities, we find family structure and religious structure and belief structure that may differ, but we are simply humans living together on one planet.
How do I elevate my feelings about those that are harming others or trying to diminish them?
I think the planet itself is trying to give us a lesson as it reaches record-breaking temperatures. It’s saying, “This is one planet, take care of it or you’ll have no home, any of you.” That’s very sobering and affects us all.
This is not a commentary on the planet, it is a consideration of mankind and its many centuries of evolution. It includes wars and dominations but the planet is trying to tell us we need to change or there will be no planet to live on. How does that change your perspective of your neighbor?
Deeper Song Affirmation
I shift my focus to care for the planet to make it a safe home for all humans.
Deeper Song Process
- Get serious about your role in caring for the planet. That includes fuel consumption and energy consumption and food resources and the air we breathe.
- Begin with your own participation on the planet and help make major changes that help preserve our air and our weather.
- Turn and share what you discover with others. Do the work.
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
Quantum Physics Tells Us We Are Surrounded By Waves Of Possibility
I love that one. We are surrounded by an energy of infinite potential that comes into being when we focus on it! Is that not awesome! Our thoughts determine what the waves of possibility will become. What we think, what we expect—happens.
Joel Goldsmith calls it “Invisible Supply”. He says, “Supply is Spirit, or Life, completely invisible and infinite in nature.”
“Supply is a life force that works through you. There is no such thing as increase or decrease: There is only Infinity expressing Itself. If you are not the recipient of the bounty of Infinity, it is not because Infinity is absent: It is because of your lack of awareness of Infinity.”
We are an integral part of the Infinite. We are an integral part of Source. And through that connection, we are surrounded by waves of possibility. We have only two choices – ignore or accept and work with the possibilities that are presented throughout our day.
Expect the gifts and opportunities to show up. Expect new doors to open, new paths to be revealed. Expect that you will know which ones to choose for your life path right now.
Recognize possibility, decide whether or not you want to consider it and then make a choice. Life is an active participation in the ongoing flow of possibilities presented by the Universe. What wave of possibility will you ride next?
Trust Your Intuition
Our intuition is a level of awareness that we must cultivate and learn to trust. We must learn to interpret it. We must learn to listen to it. We can allow our intuition to be our strongest and most trusted helper.
Begin by experimenting to prove to yourself that your intuition is powerful.
I remember being in a grocery store when a woman asked me if I knew where the mustard was. My intuition said it was three shelves down. It was. I have trusted and relied upon my intuition ever since.
Sometimes the message is clear, sometimes very subtle. You have to trust both the timing and the message.
I had a deep knowing that my role would be changing when I moved into long-term care but that’s all the information I was given. The role gradually and organically emerged.
Intuition can appear as a full-blown thought, as a nudge in the form of interaction with another person, or a thought that suddenly appears. Listen and learn to trust your intuition.
Take Responsibility for Healing Yourself
Misdeeds, Omissions And Mistakes
It’s not intentional, but our life is bound to be full of misdeeds, omissions, and mistakes. Not all of them are conscious.
To me a misdeed is done with conscious intervention and probably an awareness of the harm it will cause. That is not a good choice.
Omissions can happen by mistake although sometimes it happens on purpose. We can be on guard against that.
A mistake is an error. Sometimes we know we are making a mistake and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes it is only in retrospect that we realize it was an error. We can learn by our mistakes. And we must learn to forgive ourselves and others for our mistakes.
There are things in our life we wish we had done, and things in our life we would rather not have done but they are over and they helped us choose the path we took and they are not to be undone. But we do need to learn from them.
Become more conscious of what you omit, and learn from your mistakes.
Explore New Potential and Possibilities
Open Yourself Up To Change
How do you open yourself up to new ideas? Do you make it a point to interact with people who have different ideas to share? Do you read articles and explore insights that expand your awareness? How do you open yourself to explore change in your own plans and expectations?
Spend a day exploring, contemplating, mentally wandering down new paths and developing ideas. Make notes. Do research. Go more deeply into the possibilities of one option to see where it leads or what new doors it opens.
Meditate on your options. This is a day for exploring and trying new ideas on for size. See where it leads you.
The CNA Said “I Like Your Vibes!”
Her name is Connie, she’s an agency CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) and had apparently helped me one or two times before but she said to me, “I like your vibes.” And the only thing we were doing was setting up my space for the night so I could go to bed easily in a few hours without help.
Your vibration is at your core. It is the enthusiasm, love, light, and the curiosity that pours from your very being. It is your essence and it is very revealing.
How do people experience you? Is it how you want them to? Is there anything you need to change? Notice what people say about you and take it to heart and become more conscious of the energy you choose to share and the effect it has on others.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
Move To A State Of Stillness Multiple Times A Day
Stillness is soothing. Stillness is healing. Stillness releases tension. We should find ways to move into a state of stillness multiple times a day.
Sometimes it’s a simple as taking a deep, centering breath and turning to look out the window to be present and join with the active stillness of nature. Sometimes it requires you to step outside and be in the presence of fresh air and sunshine.
I have found an uninterrupted time to meditate within each day. I also play my drums to nature and sing my songs to the directions each day. I work with the tuning forks and sound instruments on my altar. Above my desk I have a painting that I did in a Chinese brush painting class a long time ago. It is of a graceful tree and a rock. It is a quiet scene to contemplate. Beneath it sit two lightbox crystals and a candle on an all-brass candlestick that symbolizes my role in the world – to be Light.
I have my gray heart-focused river rock on my desk and I pick it up and touch my heart several times throughout my day. I have a small metal planet the size of a marble that I send energy to every day. Although my space is small, there is a plan and a purpose to where things are placed.
How do you bring yourself to a state of stillness several times throughout your day?
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEARERS===
Expand Your Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
Be Open To New Possibilities
How curious are you? Do you stay on the lookout for new directions to explore? New changes to make? New insights that deepen your passion? New possibilities present themselves all the time and it is up to us to examine and consider and choose the ones that resonate most deeply with us.
New ideas come to us from every angle. It could be something someone says. It could be something we read. It could be a random thought that sparks new ideas. How often are you given nudges from the universe and do you take time to explore their potential and try them on for size?
Not every idea that shows up is there for us to act on. However, they are ours to examine and explore and consider as options. That’s how we grow. That’s how we expand our experiences and our knowledge and our world.
Open yourself up to new possibilities by listening and observing. New ideas will come in the form of thoughts or experiences or something someone says. But you are the one that has to see if it resonates and then make the choice to go exploring – or not.
We should stay flexible in our responses and in our explorations and in actively listening to the voice of the Universe.
Stay open to the new possibilities the Universe offers for your consideration and exploration. It will take you on a new adventure.
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Raise Your Sights and Your Expectations
The Wisdom of Young People
They were 18- to 20-year-olds who are studying to become nurses and they stopped in our room to chat.
One young man was a vegetarian who knew about how cow methane harmed the environment which is why he had become a vegetarian. I asked about their view of women’s rights and the need to vote and other philosophical things I’ve been thinking about.
Most of the young people who come here are part of a training to become nurses so they already know their career path. How wonderful that they get to explore it in some detail before they commit.
When I was in school in the 50s, girls took homemaking and boys took shop. Women were not expected to have careers. Some of us fooled them though.
What did your generation expect of you? What choices have you made to move beyond that?
Have you talked to a thoughtful young person lately? They are our future.
====OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Support and Encouragement for our Unfolding Role in the Future
The Power Of Curiosity
“Curiosity is the beginning of knowledge.
Action is the beginning of change.”
– James Clear
How curious are you? Do you wonder how things work? Do you wonder why things exist?
I am focusing my attention on the planets and stars to see what adventures they will take me on. And I will allow myself to take tangents off of that and see where my curiosity takes me.
Exploring change offers many lessons, insights and opportunities.
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Talk To Your Plants
As I read about the experiments in the book The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the Worldby Lynne McTaggart, it talked about experiments that were made with plants in which the plants demonstrated that they sensed danger and responded to affection. I’ve begun talking to my plants.
For instance, I have a cutting of a heart shape philodendron that I have put in water to root and didn’t realize until this week it actually has two very long roots coming off of it. I have a very sad prayer plant that suffered from being shipped in the cold. There was one leaf and the edges of it were dried from freezing. I very carefully trimmed off the dead part and told it how beautiful it is, which it is and I keep talking to it. It now has the tiniest new leaf beginning to emerge so I keep whispering encouragement to it.
Our whole body responds to our thoughts and our intentions. I am visualizing the redness of the edema on my legs turning into wonderfully clear and healed skin. That is my intention. It is the images I work with for intentional self-healing.
The book told of an experience of plants knowing when other plants were going to be cooked. I’m going to add specific gratitude and blessings for the food I eat – before I eat it and as I eat it. Every bite will become a mindful blessing and gratitude for the plant’s support of my well-being. It’s really going to change how I interact with food and how I eat. I no longer prepare my own food but I can sure send blessings down the hall to the food in the kitchen.
I don’t get outside much but my windows look out over our garden and my bird feeders so I can still talk to the birds. I can watch the clouds and the sun and the moon. Our thoughts have energy. Will you start talking to your plants? And nature?
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
I trimmed the dry edges around the patterned leaf and told it how beautiful it was. I praised the two long roots emerging from the philodendron cutting sitting stoically in water.
I trimmed the dry edges around the patterned leaf and told it how beautiful it was. I praised the two long roots emerging from the philodendron cutting sitting stoically in water. I patted the leaves of my schefflera in appreciation. Plants can hear you know, they can feel. They respond to our praise and kind words.
I trimmed the dry edges around the patterned leaf and told it how beautiful it was. I praised the two long roots emerging from the philodendron cutting sitting stoically in water. I patted the leaves of my schefflera in appreciation. Plants can hear you know, they can feel. They respond to our praise and kind words. What insights have your plants given you recently? And are you listening?
– Cara Lumen, July 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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