The Unfolding Of A New Path
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
When you embark upon a new path you really have no idea how it will unfold. And you certainly do not know where you will end up. So how do you prepare?
You prepare by listening and looking at the signs that unfold before you. You go within and listen and learn from what you are shown as your gifts and your mission. And you listen to your heart.
You will have many choices during the coming year. You will explore multiple roads and many trails, always assessing where you are and where you want to go. You have no idea where you will end up because you have no idea what choices you will make at any point in time. You can set an overarching goal and then keep making course corrections as you discover new options and make new choices.
In all your planning, leave room for the unexpected. The unexpected choice. The unexpected detour. The unexpected realization.
Make the coming year an adventure, full of unexpected surprises and insights. Enjoy the experience.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I am open to many options and adventures in my life.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Look at the things you were drawn to as a young person (I was editor of my high school paper and wrote for it a lot. My writing has been a strongly expressed gift throughout my life.) Is there a thread there of some aspect that you should bring forward now?
- Look at what topics interest you right now and see if there is a place of service there for you.
- Can your hobby be made into a business?
- Is there a group or cause you want to support?
- My son-in-law Ron, a retired high school teacher, got great satisfaction in teaching a woman about fractions so she was able to measure ingredients for her cooking. He also volunteers for Boy Scout camp, an organization he’s been active in for years.
- Look for the group you want to help and find a way to work with them.
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
Listen To Your Inner Voice
I checked with my inner voice to see if I was missing anything, if there was some role or some gift I had not fully explored. Nothing popped up but I’m keeping that door open to help me explore my opening path.
Sometimes you find your next calling easily – sort of falling into it. Other times you discover new aspects in your own unfolding process that you need to explore more deeply.
I have had many professions that I no longer pursue but the one I like the best is helping people focus their business on their website. I was this in the first Certified Book Yourself Solid Coaching class with Michael Port and I helped people focus on their offerings and next steps really well. And I like doing it a lot.
I’ve been in a position the last 13 years that if I earned money, it would mess with my Social Security. It’s a lot easier to do something for free – it creates a different joy to simply help someone because you can and you want to.
I’m going to write some articles for a magazine here and for the Evergreen website and it will be fun. I no longer have money for online classes so I will go exploring and find more free classes and more instruction online. I have podcasts to explore and audiobooks.
Look back over your skills and see what you acquired along your journey that you may reposition now. I was a Reiki Master Teacher Fourth Degree and I’m not doing that anymore except for myself. I was a Certified Bach Flower Counselor and I’m not doing that anymore. I was a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner in the Center for Spiritual Living and I’m not participating in life that way anymore either. I am an on-going student of Taoism. I have added elements of Shamanism to my spiritual path. I could take parts and pieces of all these experiences and turn them into a new role in the world. I could mix and match my skill set into another format. I could make something up from a combination of things I know. Go exploring and try unusual combinations of talents and ideas just to make them work and see what new doors open for you.
Right now, I’m staying open. I am looking over the gifts I have explored and developed in my life, and I’m listening carefully to the world around me to give me new insights about the direction to explore next. It may be a whisper or it may be a full-blown message that shows me the unfolding of my next place of service
Go exploring and let your inner voice show you the Way.
A Shield Of Unconditional Love
I have not thought to do this until I read the words “build a shield of unconditional love.” I really resonated to the idea. I put up a shield of protection every day and that transformative shield helps me dissolve my own worries as well as protects me from other influences. But I have never before thought to place myself in a shield of unconditional love.
What would that feel like? It would mean that I would feel OK about myself in all areas of my life, my physical appearance and the interaction with the depth of my degree of work in the world.
Look at how you nurture yourself. What do you need? What do you do to nurture yourself? What would you like to add?
What does a Shield of Unconditional Love feel like and how will you give it to yourself?
Take Responsibility for Healing Yourself
Journalling For Self-Healing
Journaling is a bit like peeling an onion – with each layer you explore there is another layer under it that keeps going on and on. A major part of journaling is to peel back the layers. Write down the most obvious insights on a piece of paper and leave space between lines for additional interpretations to see what has been revealed. Keep repeating as you understand that the layers of discoveries are safe and you can go deeper beneath them.
I remember once being taught to interpret dreams by writing down the dream with spaces between the lines and then going back and writing what those lines brought up in order to go deeper in my understanding. I might try that with writing. Make my lines triple spaced and re-read them and see what shows up as a deeper perspective. How will you journal for self-healing?
My Self-Healing Progress
I continue to adjust to sleeping in the reclining chair. There are two buttons on the control which should be pretty easy. But I’m still learning. The other place I sleep is in my wheelchair. I just got off oxygen but I’m sitting at my computer quite a few hours every day this week to get out this newsletter and keep up with mail. I need to walk more and stand more and be more active. But I need permission from Physical Therapy. It’s time for me to add a movement routine to each day. I can do that.
It’s going to be more Qigong and more walking. I’m the only one responsible for how fast I get well. It’s up to me to follow the rules and ask the limits of myself and experiment with what I can and cannot do. It’s totally up to me to do the work. I have not been asking enough of myself.
When you are expanding your physical ability, ask a bit more of yourself each time and maintain that extra effort. Do the work. Expand your goals even a step or two. But most of all consistently do the work. You are the only one who can. You’re the only one who can get the results you want. Do the work.
Reset Your Energetic Boundaries
Do you pay enough attention to the flow of your energy field? Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that ask us to give more and more and more of ourselves and we do not notice or know how to call a halt to that drain.
Build in some hourly pauses. Look out the window at the clouds and close your eyes for a minute and take a number of deep breaths to center yourself. Staff workers take breaks regularly. Executives do not.
You can recenter yourself while walking down the hall by quieting your mind and focusing on your breath.
You can pause by shifting your focus to look at other elements in a room including the persona of the people in the room.
You have control of the physical energy in your life. Use it to reset your energetic boundaries.
Explore New Potential and Possibilities
How Consciously Do You Fulfill Your Obligations?
First of all, what do you think your obligations are? We’re talking obligations and commitment here. If you have children, you have made at least a 20-year commitment. Jobs are flexible. Relationships need nurturing and shape shifting. Careers and jobs are fluid.
What do you see as your obligations and how do you set about to fulfill them?
How Do You Show Your Appreciation?
Next time you talk to someone, look them in the eyes long enough to make a heart connection. That means you look into each other’s eyes to convey the message of gratitude.
Look for acts of thoughtfulness you can spontaneously offer another, then do them with your whole self. The energy and awareness in which we offer gratitude and acknowledge others will enrich our lives – and theirs.
Encourage Your Dreams
Are you a dreamer? Do you sit around making up scenarios about how you would like things to be? It’s a good idea to dream big when you dream. Let your imagination help you try out new scenarios to see how they feel and how they might work out. Then go exploring to see what kind of reality you can make those dreams. Let your dreams try your ideas on for size and then go make it happen.
Do Only Work You Love
I need help to get out of my chair – two people need to help me for now – more a safeguard than a necessity. But finding two people can be tricky and periodically I get someone with what I can only call an attitude.
Your attitude about your work shows in everything that you do. If you think the work is beneath you it shows. If you don’t like the work, that shows. If you love the work that definitely shows. Don’t dismiss the natural dislike of something that you have to do. But do take steps to change it.
If someone is annoying to you, try to figure out why and perhaps change your relationship with that person or simply avoid them. If you seem to be annoying to someone else, perhaps do some exploration to find out what the cause is. You don’t have to change it but at least you know what to change if you choose to change.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEARERS===
Expand Your Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
Evolution Is Based on Connection
We are wired to be with other people who share a common interest. We are wired for communities.
Communities come together to build things. They may have a community garden. Trading goods is how we learn about other cultures. The community is how we learn from each other through our interaction with others. Our participation in the group in general allows us to pick up ideas and new ways of doing things from one other. As interaction deepens, so does our own understanding of ourselves.
For me, learning is the most exciting aspect of interacting with others. As I share ideas and responses to my plans, it expands my horizons for what is possible for me. I like that.
Pick one thing you really like to do and go find a group that is doing it and see what they’re up to and how you might help through participation.
With me the most valuable aspect of community is like-mindedness. We are interested in the same topic. We probably each know different kinds of things about that topic. When we share what we know, we each expand our own base of knowledge.
I find myself in a community of healers. I’m not sure what my role is yet. One of the things I do is spread a sense of joy and humor as people come and go within my room. My role will not be as a fellow healer in the sense of being in service. It will be more in the philosophical broadening of awareness and insights I can bring to any conversation.
Being in a group offers mental stimulation and deeper emotional connections with people who are mindfully supportive of each other. This newsletter gives me a strong feeling of touching lives all over the world. I have a small group of friends from various parts of the world with whom I meet regularly on Zoom and I have individual calls with many of them. My friendships are all over the world. You don’t have to be in close proximity to find like-minded friends that you need and want. Go exploring and have a great adventure!
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Raise Your Sights and Your Expectations
Clear Your Internal Clutter
My sister worried a lot in her lifetime. She probably still does but she’s got Alzheimer’s and maybe there’s no more worry for her. She worried if she could do it right. She worried if someone would like it. She worried a lot.
We need to learn to do the best we can and let that be OK. Let the chips fall where they may. Learn from the results – the success and failure and response.
One of the ways to learn is to trust. Trust that you have the right insight. Trust you will take the right steps. Know that the right steps for this moment in time are there and just make your choices, see what unfolds and gain your insights. Life is one big experiment – one big leaning platform.
A really powerful way to live is to find a peaceful place within yourself and reside there. Sometimes it’s a matter of trust. Sometimes it’s a matter of experimentation, sometimes it’s a matter of taking a step to see what happens and learn the lesson it offered for the next time.
Trust the learning process and keep an eye out for emotional clutter that is blocking your path and take steps to clear it away.
A Change In Habit
First of all, I’m not very good with money. And I get very excited about taking classes. The long-term care arrangement here is to take all of my Social Security except $62 a month and provide food and shelter and medical care. And you can’t do too much on $62 a month. I have my website to support and that’s important to me. A new drumming class has shown up that interests me but remember I’m a sucker for classes.
So I began to look online for the teacher and other things that she offers as free introductory sessions and I will have to get better at learning through introductory classes.
I have to admit I’m a sucker for learning and an easy mark for a class. And I get to get over that. I have other options like e-books and audiobooks and podcasts and group meetings in which I learn. I just need to identify the ones that call to me. Learning I will always do – now to learn how to keep on learning for free.
=== ===THE UNFOLDING DIVINE FEMININE=== ===
Explore and Interpret the Guidance and Messages of the Divine Feminine
An Old Warrior
One of the spirit guides that I discovered when living in New York City was an Amazon Warrior named Alexandra. She was my fighting side. I didn’t call on her very much because I was mostly having a really good time so I was really surprised when she showed up recently 50 years later. She is older and wiser and stronger. We’ll see what we accomplish together and why she is showing up again after all of these years.
How are your spirit guides evolving? What are they teaching you?
When you journey to your Secret Garden, your guides are there waiting for you and only you can interpret the messages they bring. So go within and ask your spirit guides to show up. Ask which ones you are to work with now. And ask whoever shows up what you are to do.
I have a feeling my Amazon Warrior Alexandra is here for the world, the well-being of the whole. I will pay close attention to her guidance. I feel strong energy bubbling up.
An old worrier is a wise warrior. It will be interesting to work with her.
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I am having a blast with this PAVILIA Deluxe Fleece Blanket with Sleeves. It is a blanket with sleeves and a front pocket. It is great for sleeping in recliner chairs while being totally covered up including your hands by the long sleeves which makes them accessible.
I’ve been an independent woman all my life and it is very hard for me to need help right now. I have some restrictions on my movements until I get stronger. I am learning to sleep in a recliner rather than the bed because of my hip replacement. It lets me sleep on my back. I need to get back to better than normal walking. But first I have to have permission to do the work. I can now stand up straighter than I have for years. My right leg is a good 3 inches longer than my left which makes walking a bit odd and I will get fitted with a shoe with a lift. I need to cultivate better posture through mindfulness and practice.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
Accept The Changes
My body has changed. It is a good change, a change for the better.
My body has changed. It is a good change, a change for the better. It will open new portals and opportunities and ways of being.
My body has changed. It is a good change, a change for the better. It will open new portals and opportunities and ways of being. I have turned a corner and begin my new journey.
– Cara Lumen, January 2023
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