The View From Outer Space
Living Our Deeper Song
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
When we look at the view from outer space, we have to be aware of our oneness, the fact that we all live on the same planet and that planet is showing signs of stress and imbalance. It makes us aware of our responsibilities to care for the planet and her inhabitants.
When we look at the vastness of the Universe and know that we are just one small aspect of it, we have to be aware of the possibility of other planets being inhabited. We have work to do as a collective to make our planet well in our small place in the entire universe.
But most of all, looking at this view of our planet from outer space, I realize how intertwined our lives and our future are and how what we choose to do now will impact our children and all future generations. Whatever the country, whatever the beliefs, this present time is about humanity as a whole working to survive.
How does that change your concept of your work in the world? Suddenly all of humanity has a common goal. We want to survive. And that means that regardless of where you live on the planet and what your circumstances are, you must take responsibility for our planet’s well-being.
How does that change your vision? Do you suddenly see us all standing shoulder to shoulder to care for Mother Earth? To preserve her resources? To heal her environment? What aspect of this work is calling to you and how will you answer that call?
It is helpful for me to start thinking of the planet as we see it from outer space because there are no separations of countries. There are no wars because we are one earth, one humanity and we must consciously work together to preserve and protect her. Make certain you do your part.
Deeper Song Affirmation
I expand my awareness of the wholeness of our planet and the oneness of her inhabitants.
Deeper Song Process
- Spend time looking at the photos of earth from the moon.
- What do you feel? How does that change your perspective?
- How does that change how you walk in the world?
One earth. One home. One community. We must live as one energy, one mind focused on the highest good for all.
One earth. One home. One community. We must live as one energy, one mind focused on the highest good for all. We must open our hearts and our minds to embrace us all.
One earth. One home. One community. We must live as one energy, one mind focused on the highest good for all. We must open our hearts and our minds to embrace us all. We are one energy from one source. We are one.
– Cara Lumen, October 2023
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
What Is Your Through Line?
The through line is like a golden cord that connects everything. We have a through line for our life. Mine is possibly that I love to learn and share what I learned with others. Pretty much everything I do is about that.
A through line drives your decisions and chooses your path. It is a recognizable pattern, a choice that you continue to make throughout your lifetime that leads you to where you are today and points the way to where you were going next.
Can you identify a through line in your life? Can you see how it guided your choices and has dictated the path you have taken so far?
I began writing for my high school newspaper. Writing is at the core of my life path. I made my living as a writer. I use it to learn, to understand a concept and figure out how to apply it to my life.
Another strong gift is my ability to see the overview and that has led me to explore many paths because it involves the organization of multiple facets and circumstances.
Spirituality has always been a cornerstone for me. I started out in Christianity but moved into metaphysics and I am now consciously and intentionally working holistically with intention and focus in the Universal Web of Life.
What were the early signs in your life – of your gifts, your talents, your desires, and your passion? How well have you paid attention to those nudges, those opportunities the Universe provided?
Look back over your life so far and identify the through line, your needs and gifts that have driven the majority of your life choices so far. Use that awareness to move forward.
Take Time To Regain Your Balance
Life can pull us in many different directions and we need to pause and take time to regain our balance. How do we do that?
First you have to notice that you’re off on an unexpected tangent and then you have to figure out how to regain your balance.
Sometimes we find ourselves tired or cranky and we know that we are out of balance. We know that we need to find a way to rebalance, to rest and restore. Sometimes simply being hungry is the signal that we need to regain our balance by eating. Are you unhappy? Are you lonely? Are you sad? What are your signs of imbalance?
Other times being off balance is so subtle we can hardly identify the cause of our imbalance.
First you have to notice where you are in balance and where you are not in balance and then set about to correct that.
You will probably need to change something. You may need to let go of something. You may need to try it from a different perspective. There are many ways to regain your balance but first you have to notice how and where you are out of balance. What techniques do you use to regain your balance?
Take Responsibility for Healing Yourself
HowDoYouExpress Your Individuality?
I have had a good time in my life following my inner calling. It has led me on great adventures and offered me deep insights and learning. I let my individuality drive my creativity and my spirituality. The more I rely on my intuition the more it proves itself to be a very powerful guiding factor.
For me, it’s not so much that I am trying to be an individual, it is about being very true to myself and what I need and what I believe that I am called to do. I rely heavily on my individuality to help me recognize the next best steps.
My spirituality keeps focused on a higher good for all and my intuition keeps giving me new paths to explore and consider.
How do you make your decisions? What are your guidelines? What is your criteria? How do you express your individuality?
Learn From The Past And The Present To Prepare For The Future
What lessons did you learn so far today? What insights have you had? What new actions do you plan to take because of that? One of the ways we prepare for the future is to contemplate our past experiences and lessons. Then we look closely at where we are in our life right now, how we want to move forward and begin to make some specific decisions.
How is life working out for you? Are you doing what you love to do? Do you have friends that nurture and support you? Work that satisfies you? Can you see a path opening up that excites you and stimulates your imagination? If not, give some thought to where you are looking and what beliefs and qualities you are building your life on right now.
Moving into long-term care to be around younger, caring people has made a huge difference for me as I enjoy and interact with a younger population than I had access to in my independent living situation.
There are choices I made in the past that are having repercussions today but I still would not have changed those choices because they were richly rewarding and allowed me to give back to others.
How do you learn from the past and the present to prepare for the future?
Explore New Potential and Possibilities
Choose Your Next Place Of Service With Conscious Awareness of Your Destination
We change directions many times in our lives – sometimes deliberately, sometimes because the Universe places a really good opportunity in front of us. It helps to pause to make some conscious decisions on your own about where you want to go next, what is needed, and how you want to participate the world.
Sometimes we make real plans about what we want to do next and sometimes we are just suddenly presented with a brand new opportunity that resonates deeply and we follow that.
Perhaps pause to look at your gifts and see which ones you enjoy using and see where they can be placed more deeply in service.
Perhaps just look at the farthest length of your reach and see how you can expand, or broaden or deepen what you are doing now. Choose your next place of service with thoughtful consideration.
Redefine Your Role
I’m making some changes in my role and my work. I’m going to explore the Universe and try to gain new perspective on my role and place of service. I don’t sense that as altering my direction, only enriching it.
How do you expand your view? How do you know when to change direction?
Talk To Nature
In the book The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World by Lynne McTaggarit tells of an experiment in which a scientist wired his office plant up to machinery that measured its reaction and then acted as if he were going to cut it. The plant set off alarm signals that registered. In further experiments he found that the plant could tell when another plant several doors down was going to be harmed. It makes you start to think about having a conversation with nature, doesn’t it. How do we do that?
I have a wall of flowers by my desk and I talk to them every single day. I pat them on the leaves and listen to see what they might have to share with me. Sometimes it’s a feeling. Sometimes it’s a simple knowing. Sometimes it’s a song…
Knowing that nature is so responsive, will you start talking to your plants? Will you go hug a tree? Or stroke the petals of a flower, or run your finger over a blade of grass? How do you deepen your communication with nature and what do you think you’re going to hear?
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
Fall is about change. It is about letting go and moving on and turning within to rest and restore and replenish.
It is also a time for acknowledgment, for observing what you have accomplished, how far you have come and what you have released.
Take time to look back over the past season and notice what you’ve done, what you have left undone, what surprises showed up and what you did with them.
I am interested in intelligence in the cosmos and have begun to explore that. I have a few new in-person friends. My edema is better physically which means I can schedule my second hip replacement surgery. That will enable me to walk more and be more physically independent.
How do I build on that for this upcoming season? What have I learned that I will keep or release or change or explore further? Do I want to continue on this path or change direction?
Fall is a time to evaluate, to notice change and re-choose or to make new choices. Do the work.
===RELEVANT AGING ===
(How to Stay Fulfilled No Matter What Your Age)
My two new senior friends have physical things going on in their bodies that make some function of their bodies no longer possible. We all three are in wheelchairs but I can walk and I will walk better after my second hip replacement. So what do you do when some aspect of your body slows down or ceases to function? How do you adapt? How do you work around it? Are you creative? Do you fight it? Do you give up? Or do you keep trying to work with and around it?
I have dry macular degeneration so besides using thirty-point font, I dictate my ideas into print and I’m going to begin to learn to use audiobooks. I’m doing things like that to help myself.
But I’m talking about a stroke that affects your leg or an arm or your brain and leaves you with a permanent workaround in order to keep going.
I don’t think that I’m going be very good sport about my eyesight. I’m pretty sure I’m not, but I do know that I’m the only one who can find the workaround for it. I’m the only one who can keep going and make the adjustments necessary to keep moving forward in the direction I want to go.
How brave are you in the face of a physical challenge? How creative are you in working around it? Use your imagination, use your tenacity, and do the work.
=== DEEPER SONG PHILOSOPHIES ===
“If you want something to stand, establish the root. If you want to know yourself, go to the root.”
=== INSIGHTS FROM THE UNSEEN WORLD===
Guidance to Consider
I have to trust my journey. I have to trust my inner voice. I have to trust my choices. And I have to trust it all unfolds in the perfect manner.
I’m going to explore the concept of other intelligences in the Universe and how they are interacting in our lives. I know next to nothing about this. And I have to trust the Universe to guide me to what I need to read or study or learn in order to do this exploration. Guidance will come in the form of ideas, insight and unexpected ideas on what to read or listen to and do. I just have to stay alert and aware and willing to explore.
I hardly know the vocabulary. I barely know where to begin looking, but I’m going expiring. I don’t know how far I will go or how deep I will go, but I do have to add a layer of knowledge and insight before I can make that call.
That’s how I learn. My inner voice gives me an idea, my inner voice gives me some message and I go exploring.
How does your inner voice speak to you and do you follow it?
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEARERS===
Expand Your Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
Trust The Future To Unfold In A Perfect Manner
The future is uncertain. The future is always unfolding. The future is full of potential. There is nothing to fear, there are only opportunities to explore and experience. And we have to trust that we will find creative, innovate, opportunities for the perfect unfolding of our life.
Of course, we must be thoughtful and self-aware and keep exploring the unfolding invitations.
Learn to trust your intuition. Learn to trust the Universe to provide you with options and opportunities from which to craft your path.
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Raise Your Sights and Your Expectations
Keep Your Gaze On The Summit
At 90 I’m nearing the summit of my life. Am I where I want to be? Are you? Where are you headed? What do you see as your personal summit?
I could never have imagined the role I fill in the world today. I see how I got here – by following my instincts and intuition and passion. But I could never have envisioned this particular summit of my life.
I did not actually get off track. The journey has had interesting side trips that have always added to the depth and breadth of the role I find myself in as I near the summit of my life.
I have explored many paths in my life. Each one gave me a new perspective and helped me define my path. They were not detours that pulled me off course, they were adventures that added to my skills and expertise.
If you feel you are off track, re-evaluate what you are learning from where you are. Does it add a new skill or sharpen an existing one? Does it introduce you to new insights and approaches and possibilities?
Here’s the part that surprised me – I am reaching another summit at 90! Who knew. I am more deeply in service than I have been in years. It’s as if I have ripened and my crop is ready to harvest.
But here’s the catch – nothing happens if you don’t do the work. You must participate and continue to learn and explore and change. This is true at every age and every point in your life.
What summit are you approaching? What summit have you reached? Do you see another summit you want to experience? Life is a huge adventure and we are to explore and continually make new discoveries. Keep your gaze on the next summit you intend to reach.
Turn Over A New Leaf
Fall is the time of letting go of the old and preparing for the new. What do you need to let go of that has cluttered your life in the past year? It may be something subtle that sort of snuck up on you. When is a good time to rearrange your habits and make new choices?
I need to develop more adaptations because of my eyesight and it primarily begins with figuring out how to use audiobooks. It would be helpful if I would add more exercise to my life like a daily walk to the fish tank to talk to the fish. That’s up to me to choose and make happen. And this week in physical therapy, I practiced moving my wheelchair with my feet in order to roam further afield. I simply had not taken that step before.
Fall is a good time to establish new patterns. Take longer walks in the fall air. Organizing your home for a new season. Start new indoor projects. Look at it as what it is – an opportunity to rethink, replan, reorganize, and begin again. Do that.
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Support and Encouragement for Our Unfolding Role in the Future
Independence Stems FromSelf–Sufficiency
How self-sufficient are you? And how does that make you feel?
I’ve been taking care of myself most of my life. In fact, I can’t think of a time I wasn’t. I’ve always been independent. I’ve always had strong friends and we simply walked the path together side by side.
How self-sufficient are you and how has that impacted your life?
I need a fair amount of physical help right now and I hope that changes after my second hip surgery. But my mind is in great shape and we have an outstanding time together.
Are you an independent thinker? Do you inspire new ideas and try new things? Do you easily make up your own mind, make your own decisions? Do you know what you need and want and think?
Go exploring on your own. Try new ideas that appeal to you. Explore the paths that call to you and make up your own mind, make your own choices. Follow your heart and your imagination. Independence stems from self-sufficiency. Keep exploring.
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Trust The Right Path To Unfold
I know what I want to explore next, I just don’t know how to do it. I am drawn to the work of IONS and Edward Mitchell and the idea that of course there are other forms of intelligence in the universe, this is a cosmos full of planets. But I have no idea exactly how to go about learning more about it. They are older books but I want to know what’s going on now. And I don’t know what those sources are – yet.
So my intention is there – help me learn about intelligence in this cosmos. Then I have to trust. Trust what I need will show up. Trust that I will recognize it. Trust that I will explore it well.
Since I don’t know where I’m going, it’s going to be interesting to recognize the signals that mark the path. I have to be alert and flexible and creative and trust I recognize the signs I need to show me the way.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
Adventure And Exploration
I know what I want to learn, I just don’t know where to look to find it.
I know what I want to learn, I just don’t know where to look to find it. I stay open and curious and I go exploring.
I know what I want to learn, I just don’t know where to look to find it. I stay open and curious and I go exploring. I wait for unexpected doors to open.
– Cara Lumen, September 2023
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