The Rights of Nature
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
Nature has rights and it is up to us to make certain she gets them. A river has a right to stay clean and healthy and support the wildlife that lives in and around her. A mountain has the right to stay forested and protective of the wildlife that lives there. The air has a right to be clear and clean and sustaining. Nature doesn’t mess itself up, humans mess it up by our careless thoughtlessness.
The rights of nature is an interesting concept. How are you doing your part?
I began recycling in New York City in the 80s when, at the first Whole Health Expo, they gave us cloth bags to carry our groceries rather than plastic or worse, paper. I have faithfully recycled for over 40 years.
I no longer have a car but if I did, I would really work to get an electric one so I would stop adding to the pollution and the consumption of gasoline and oil. I monitor the thermostat in my home to keep my energy consumption low. I would install solar panels in a minute if I owned my space.
And yet I contribute terribly to the pollution of the earth. My food comes in containers that end up in landfill. I’ve been a vegetarian for 50 years so I do not contribute to the killing of any animals.
The rights of nature. How is your community caring for the rights of nature and how will you get involved to raise consciousness?
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I am more aware of the Rights of Nature and work to honor them.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Take a close look at your community and see how you can stand up for the Rights of Nature.
Judgment Versus Opinion
Judgment shuts us down. It sets up barriers. It separates us. Opinion, on the other hand, is more open-hearted and willing to change. Curiosity lives within an opinion.
Monitor your thoughts. Notice the depth of your response – is it a reaction or is it inclusive thoughtfulness?
Judgment closes us down and is final, whereas opinion leaves us open-hearted and open to new possibilities and change.
Are you judging or are you trying to understand what lies behind a position you disagree with? It doesn’t mean you have to change your mind, but understanding brings compassion and open-heartedness.
Sometimes your response is based on how the other person presents their opinion as what-is-so versus what you believe. We each monitor facts through our own filters but we also have the ability to change our filters at any time.
How thoughtfully are you developing your beliefs? How are you presenting your beliefs – as an opinion or an unmovable position? Our choice is to live our values and let that example speak for us.
That’s huge. How are you living your values? Do you even think of them as values? Kindness, honesty, compassion, inclusiveness come immediately to mind. Some are easier to express in life than others.
We must learn to distinguish the inner guidance we cherish and from which we form an opinion, from emotional judgment, which locks us in. Listen to your intuition and allow it to guide you without hardening it into an opinion or judgment of the choices others make. Stay fluid in your examination of the world around you. Make your own choices based on your personal values. And question those choices to make certain they are in alignment with compassion, integrity, and open-mindedness. Judgment contains a strong component of a need to be right. It quickly sets up barriers.
When a strong opinion shows up within you, pause to see where it is coming from. You may think, “That’s not how I would do it. That’s not my choice.” But make it OK that it’s their choice – unless it is doing harm to others. It doesn’t mean you don’t try to right a wrong, it’s just that you need to know your values within yourself to make room for flexibility in your viewpoints.
Have an opinion but leave judgment behind.
Believe It is Possible
What we believe is possible determines what we experience in our life. That is true in life and that is true in self-healing.
Recently on a healing seminar on the Shift Network, I heard a woman share that she had healed herself of several major imbalances over the course of her 75-year life working with energy and biofields. So I know that self-healing can happen. Do I believe it can happen for me? I do. And it is – gradually, in small increments, over time. What do you believe is possible for you to self-heal? Change your belief and change your results.
Resourcefulness means finding imaginative and unusual ways to overcome difficulties. It sometimes means substituting one tool for another – like using a rock for a hammer or your cupped hands to drink water from a lake. Resourcefulness is shortcuts and workarounds. It often means simply identifying the task to be done and finding a unique way to do it. Like the time I dropped the open gallon of ice cream on the floor and because I can’t reach the floor any more, I turned a large basket with a handle on its side, placed it on the floor and scooted the ice cream into the basket so I could reach the taller edge of the basket and pick it up. You get creative and resourceful as your body defines its limits.
Workarounds and substitutions all lead you to creative, innovative, and resourceful substitutions. Have fun.
I have been so caught up in how I am walking that I have forgotten to walk mindful of the world around me. So for instance, in taking out the trash I begin by simply focusing on taking one step at a time. But as I progress, I am able to feel the breeze on my face and the sun shining on my body and I can even hear the sounds of nature around me. All because I’ve paused to listen. Whether the walk is a short one with a specific purpose or a long meandering one for restoration, walk mindfully and let nature speak to you.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Cleanse Your Space for Healing
I learned a lot on the Science of Healing Summit at the Shift Network. One of the concepts that spoke to me was when they shared that in one experiment that had had a lot of healing going on suddenly it stopped. They realized they had to clean the incubator they were using so it could heal more. It worked.
What does it mean for me to clean my space? We’re not talking housecleaning here, we’re talking energy balancing.
In my meditation practice each day I ring a bell to disperse any negative energy that might have come through the night or still resided here. I have a conscious practice of clearing.
Clearing out beliefs might be a bit of a challenge, but beliefs can easily get in the way of moving forward, self-healing and discovery. So when you’re stuck, look closely to see what beliefs you need to clear out so you can move forward. It may be as simple as saying, “I now release all beliefs that no longer serve me.”
As my body continues to adjust to whatever this is that’s going on, I get to focus on the steps it takes forward, not what still needs to be corrected. Focus on the positive.
You can have a ceremony of clearing or you can wave your hand with the intention to clear and release. Periodically focus on clearing out your meditation space, your workspace, and your sleep space. And then perhaps turn and see what you can do about shaping up your intentions to keep intentions and beliefs positive and open for rebalancing.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE DIVERSE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEINGS===
I may not be right, but I believe that it is time to move into a new way of communicating our offerings to people. I have a solid understanding of what I was taught 20 years ago as the way to attract people on the web to get them to look at your business and consider what you offer. But my belief system is changing and I have to figure out how and what I’m going do about it.
I am also working with several very strong healer friends on their website content. So the focus becomes more on the depth and broadness of what they do rather than the tools and techniques they use to create positive change in your life. The people they seek to serve will not go online looking for how to cure a cold. They will go online and look for how to restore balance in their physical body or in their life in general. And they will be open to subtle energetic shifts and both gradual and dramatic changes. But the question won’t be for the form that healing and helping is used in the moment, but the focus will be on the fact that change occurs.
Years ago in New York City, I remember looking online at the site of a young man who was a Buddhist. Positive energy poured off the page. That’s what I think will happen as more and more energy-aware people search for help online. They will go to a site and experience the energy more than the words, and make their choice from the energetic connection they experience. Because they are more deeply attuned to the energy of wholeness, they will be able to make their choice to get the assistance they need to rebalance themselves based on the energy flow they experience from the site.
I seem to be focusing on healing sites and realized that if the web content is focused on the idea that core energy change would take place that would have a far-reaching impact rather than focus on a solution to a specific problem, it would certainly attract people who were aware of energy, we who are aware of consciousness, or aware of how our thoughts can change our reality. Anyway, that’s my new thought on how to draw people to your business. I shall explore further.
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Caring for the Next 7 Generations
As a matter of common knowledge, we know that a generation averages about 25 years—from the birth of a parent to the birth of a child—although it varies case by case. We are to make our choices with an awareness of and concern for the next seven generations. I had to look up the list.
- The Greatest Generation (born 1901–1927)
- The Silent Generation (born 1928–1945) (that’s me – wonder why we are silent…)
- Baby Boomers (born 1946–1964)
- Generation X (born 1965–1980)
- Millennials (born 1981–1995)
- Generation Z (born 1996–2010)
- Generation Alpha (born 2011–2025)
I have great-grandchildren who are just starting their lives. And I’m sitting here with an environment that’s in trouble, humanity that is in trouble, and I’m also sitting here with a whole lot of new ways to do life differently – like solar power and space exploration.
I was reminded recently that I used to use a typewriter and I was in New York City when computers entered the workplace. Now I dictate into my computer and my phone. And I can talk to my TV.
My first tendency is to say I can help by holding High Watch. That means that I hold an energy of wholeness and positiveness and help make it stronger so others see it and rise to that higher vibration.
My choices leave a mark for better or worse. As do yours. Make your choices today as if you were preparing our world for your great-grandchildren and beyond. What would you like for them to have available and what would you like for them not to have to deal with? Build on that.
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
==== DEEPER SONG EXPLORATION ===
Qigong Summit at the Shift Network, March 14-18. Qigong is easy to do and extremely powerful. The summit is an opportunity to listen to gifted teachers and learn more about how you might want to add it to go onto your life. Highly recommended.
The Catalyst of Change
I experienced a very powerful energy shift in one of the movements I do in my meditation and it is exciting. I get to look at how it happened and what it means and what I’m going to do about it. The movement is based on the spiritual practice of bringing energy up from Gaia, the earth and bringing energy down from the Cosmos. I have done that in various forms. But the form that offered the huge shift for me this week was my left hand reaching down toward the ground to bring up the energy from Gaia and my right hand raised above my head to bring down the energy of the Cosmos to fill my body with those energies for self-healing and balancing. Suddenly the connection was huge. I was filled with healing, wholing, balancing energy and all I was doing was sitting there with one arm down and one arm up. It was a major healing experience. I felt my whole body filled with healing, wholing energy. I was holding a position and the energy was extremely active. It was clearing and relaxing and restoring and rearranging through my whole body. It was a huge shift and an amazing experience.
So what does that mean? I’ll bet it means I’m getting better at noticing energy changes in my body. But it also means that something has freed up, something is cleared out. There’s more room for rebuilding and self-healing to take place in my body. It also means that my awareness of that subtle shifting energy has deepened. What do I do now? How do I adapt?
I simply let it unfold. It means that each time I do that meditative, intentional move or any other meditate move, I pay attention to any subtle shifts – what’s happening in my body and what new awarenesses I have. My intention was for healing my body. But perhaps my intention is to shift to broadening my vision and expanding my insights into what I am to do or consider next. My job is to notice the subtle shifts, interpret them, and then open myself up to the opportunities it brings for me to change. Change in my beliefs. Change in my expectations. Change in my choices moving forward. I am to adapt, and be open for more change.
What shifts in energy have you noticed recently?
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
The shift was profound and unexpected.
The shift was profound and unexpected. It opened a whole new level of expectation and promise.
The shift was profound and unexpected. It opened a whole new level of expectation and promise.
I will build upon that.
Cara Lumen, March 2022
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