What ae Your Beliefs about Your Future?
Insights from a Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
Our beliefs create our life experience so it is impotent that you and I look carefully at what we believe is in the process of evolving, where we think we are going to fit in, and what it will look like because of our thinking and our expectation. Our beliefs have the power to change the trajectory of our future.
In my Shamanic Circle with Hank Wesselman he quotes some interesting authors who said that in our “next”, we seem to go where we believe we will go. Now that’s very inserting. That means if we change our belief here and now, it will change our “next”.
Well, we know that to be true in this lifetime. It makes sense that it is true in the next.
Another point the class offered was that hunters and gatherers did not believe in higher powers, they knew very well the spirit of nature and communicated with those spirits for guidance and insights. It was a very shamanistic existence – communing with nature.
Religious belief systems seem to reflect back the basic characteristics of the social order in which they appear. The more hierarchal and structured the culture becomes the more hierarchal and structured the region is.
Now that’s very interesting. I was looking at where my belief system fit in. I’m very drawn to Taoism which recognizes that there is an ongoing flow of energy form to energy form. There is no higher or lower energy. There is simply Tao. All that is. I am dawn to that. In Unity and zen Buddhism, the natural and the supernatural are not different, they are seen as different aspects of the same thing. Ernest Holmes who taught the work of Thomas Troward to form Science of Mind was trained by some of the same people the founders of Unity were. I immersed myself deeply in the world of Troward and Holmes in what is now called Center for Light Living.
All religions have a system of ethics that is based on the beliefs of their social stratification. Have and have nots or one communal tribe.
When I try to imagine where this group of humanity may be headed as we move into this huge reposition, I begin by looking at our system of conduct. I realized that we find ourselves separated into two major groups depending on our belief – one group believes in a social hierarchy and another group has an awareness of all being one.
I already know that those of us who are working with vibration and the concept of raising our vibration, understand, and experience each other as one big web of energy. We are also aware that what we do affects the whole. We are in a minority and there is no way I could go have a conversation with people who are not on this individualistic, stand-alone path that would make much sense to them. I’m sitting here in the conservative Mid-West with not a lot of takers here for this raise your vibration stuff. However, according to HeartMath.org, every thought in our heart connects 100 thousand hearts around us. We have work to do.
I find like-minded people all around the world. We find each other on the internet; truly the world wide web. We share with each other. We bolster each other. We work with each other. We raise our vibration together.
What do I do for our planet right now? I am to keep raising my own vibration so others see it. I explore the unseen world and share what I find with others so they recognize our collective light in themselves and chose to raise their own vibration.
Not all of us are on this journey together and that is just the way it is supposed to be.
I don’t know what our world and our lives will look like as this new era evolves. But I know that as I deepen my awareness of my inner world, as I actually explore the 95% that is the Unseen world, I am given new awareness, new ideas for an action show up, and when I act on what I am shown, I will be shown where I am to go next.
We each have our own life expressions to work with. Our own beliefs, our own actions, our own choices. We are to keep listening to our inner wisdom, keep choosing for our highest good, and stay open to new insights and ideas and realizations that are unfolding in this New Era.
Change is constant. Change is exciting. Change is unsettling. Change is good.
We are evolving into a higher vibration. Yeah us.
And the adventure has just begun…
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
With consciences focus, I seek to raise my vibration
higher and higher and join with
other Light Vibrations who are doing the same.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Become aware of your own vibration and experiment and explore the ways you choose to raise your vibration to a higher level.
- Become aware of our vibration of one energy as a field of energy and resonate with others of this same higher vibration.
- Make your light, your vibration as high you can, and follow where it takes you.
- Let others see your light and follow – or not.
- Let it be.
- And simply be.
MY DEEPER SONG THIS WEEK
THE PATH WE CHOOSE
An Exploration of the Unseen World
We are responsible for the journey we take. We are responsible for the path we choose. We choose what we bring in our backpack and we are responsible for how willing we are to keep going.
We cannot go back. We can only begin from her ewe are and move forward – or sideways – it is our choice in each moment. How do you choose? What do you choose?
Cara Lumen, spiritual philosopher and Founder of the Deeper Song Community is a cosmic explorer who consciously travels into the unseen world to serve as a bridge to help us expand our relationship with the spiritual world. She shares what she learns and guides us to the next level so we can sing a deeper song.
In this episode we explore
The Path We Choose
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FIND THE ENERGY POINTS
I have begun to put my drumming back into my spiritual practice. It was talking up a lot of time first thing and I was eager to get to my creative work so I dropped it for a while. I needed to find a new energy point for it. Now to begin my day I sit looking out the window and play all there flutes and I have recently begun to sing a song of intention to my day.
When I realized I was ready to put the drumming back in my day, I began to look for the right energy point. A synergetic meeting of energy and willingness….!
If you have a habit or a practice you want to establish, look at the places in your day where you are energetically willing to put them.
I have some exercises tied in with the action of making my bed. I have some stretching moves ties in with being at the kitchen sink while waiting for my tea to brew.
I want to put Qi Gong back and just discovered that each time I return to my computer I am to look out at nature and do some Qi Gong moves first. Each time. Several times a day. It’s a perfect energy point for mindful movement.
Decide what still point you want to add to your day, what it will look like, how long it will take. Will it change your rhythm and therefore be welcome? Move from sedentary to action and back to sedentary. Can you combine things or do they need to be separate? What is their purpose – to stimulate or calm or center or strengthen? What is the reminder prompt for you?
Expand what you are doing now. I walk down the hall to get my mail in the late afternoon. I’m going to expand that – walkup up and down the hallway several times. I can also change the rhythm of that walking – mindfully or rapidly or a combination.
Choose the practices that call to you, that works for you that resonates with you, and begin to add them to your day one at a time until they are security embedded.
I have m daily shamanic journey tucked in at 1230 or so. What do you want in your spiritual practice and where do you want to put it that you can immerse yourself in it? I have several mindful sill points in my day.
Tune in to the energy of your day and identify the energy points that call for you to change your energy. Then do that/
TRADITION VERSUS CREATIVITY
I currently live in the conservative mid-west. I have lived on both coasts which is where I truly belong. But this is an old-age choice because my daughter lives here.
I was thinking about tradition and how relieved my son-in-law seemed when we established that my time for Christmas with them was breakfast on Christmas Eve morning for – my choice – pancakes and fresh pineapple and real maple syrup. He even pointed out that we now have a tradition established. He and my daughter have lots of traditions. It is how they want it. But it occurred to me that by doing something the same way each time you limit your ability to explore and expand and create. And I love to do all of those. So I am not a fan of tradition. I prefer improvisation – making stuff up in the moment.
I learned to disregard holidays when I lived alone in New York City. I bought myself a birthday present and a Christmas present but beyond that, I just lived my life.
I rebel at all the holidays. I don’t like to be told what to do on a specific day, who to honor, how to celebrate. So I don’t. I honor Winter Solstice instead of Christmas. I honor Sprint Equinox instead of Easter. You get the picture. I go back to my pagan roots and take my cues from nature.
I’m looking at shamanism the same way. I do not want to go back and learn the details and traditions that have evolved over the generations. I want to underhand the intention and ask my current spiritual awareness to get me where I need to go.
Guess I’m still a rebel in my wold – at least a non-conformist, an independent thinker.
I’m also am not one to dwell on the past, except for the lessons I learned and the changes my choices made in the unfolding of my life’s journey that I can build on now. I am both eager and content to live in the present moment. To reposition myself in the now based on my insights and needs. I live in the moment and respond from an ever-deepening awareness of my inner guidance.
Perhaps you want to examine the traditions you have and see if and how you want to reframe them. What do you need to create in your “now?”
EXERCISE YOUR LUNGS
I woke up in this middle of the night with shortness of breath and it scared me. I’m going to make a really lousy old person because I didn’t like it. I did some online research to see what it was and I don’t know but it did make me realize that I am not exercising my lungs. No aerobics, no long walks. No wonder my lungs woke up grouchy. So I went online and the first thing I found was 6 Breathing Exercises for Older Adults
Heres’ the one I have begun to work with.
Breathing from the Chinese practice of Tai Chi.
This involves taking three short breaths
Breath One – raise, your arms shoulder height in front of you,
Breath Two – pull your arms out to shoulder height at your sides
Breath three raise your arms above your head.
Then slowly exhale and lower your arms back down to your sides.
Try 10-12 repetitions. If you get light headed, stop the exercise.
There is a diaphragmatic breathing exercise I learned in Bikram Yoga (Hot yoga) that I really like. While standing, bend forward to put your hands on your knees and do diaphragmatic breathing. Breath in and contract your diaphragm, breathe out through your open mouth and release your diaphragm. It’s a bit like slow panting. Feel your diaphragm actively and energetically go in and out. I do 50 repetitions.
I’m going to put that one back into my day.
My healer friend Christina Gerber suggested that placing your fingers at the base of your sternum is calming as you breathe.
Also holding your lung points inside your shoulders (at the hollows here) helps give you deeper breaths.
Notice what you have stopped doing as you age and find a version you can still do and then do it.
Beaching is a pretty core activity….!
Healing is about bringing back something that is missing. I’m not sure where I heard this concept but I made a note of it to explore.
The first missing thing that comes to mind is balance. When things are out of balance everything is affected.
I’ve been working with a tilted right pelvis that got untitled in recent healing so in theory that puts me back in balance. Now, of course, the muscles in the other leg are hollering loudly because they have to work differently than hey had become accustomed to. And as my hips align my spine is straightening above it. It too is grouchy. It’s all related as balance continues to come back into place.
Healing is about bringing back something that is missing. We have lots of emotional things a bit out of balance with the isolation of the pandemic. Look closely to see what that is. I have had three in-person in-depth conversions in the past six months. Fortunately, I have friends with whom I speak on Zoom on a regular basis.
What is missing? What is out of balance? I do not have a good balance between writing and exercise and taking care of my food/home care needs.
Consider actions. One of the ways I have learned to rebalance my body is to do leg lifts to the back and knee raises to the front, and standing sit-ups from a chair.
What do you need to add that is the opposite of what you are doing/feeling too much of?
Healing is about bringing back something that is missing. What is missing in your life?
ARE WE RAINBOW WARRIORS?
In my early shamanic journeying years ago one of my first guides was a young man I called Rayne. He said he was a Rainbow Warrior. I had not heard that term before and I had no idea what it meant so I look it up. Notice what it says about the world today. I think we are all Rainbow Warriors…. The Warriors of the Rainbow Prophecy
DEEPER SONGS I HEARD THIS WEEK
Tao and Poetry. I have read a great many of Deng Ming-Daos’ books. Heres’ an opportune to join him ina free series of Zoom talks about Tao and poetry. In olden times, friends met often to talk about Tao. They wanted to share its profound wonder. Through a series of informal conversations, Deng Ming-Dao and David Ohanesian will discuss Tao through selected classic poems from sources such as the Daodejing and the great Tang Poets. The passages will be taken from Each Journey Begins With a Single Step, available from Hampton Roads Publishing Company.You’re invited to join us by Zoom every two weeks on Thursdays at 5:00 pm California time, beginning September 24, 2020. There will be nine talks in all. There is no cost to attend. Please messenger or send an eemail firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the meeting list.
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Christina Gerber shared this: 10 hours of bioluminescent waves and ocean sounds from Monterey Bay to relax/study/work to https://youtu.be/9p2Egh6K0yc
Grammar and Our Chainging Society Interesting insights…
OUR EVOLVING FUTURE – NEW VARIABLES
New variables are like the wind shifting and we have to adjust our sails. Or the wind comes and you have to take shelter, or the sky clears and you take a nap under a tree. Different “climates” illicit different responses. We are continually coming across new variables in our life. We have great choices in what we do with them.
Here’s the trick. We get to change but we also get to bring with us what is the most nurturing, the most interesting aspect of what we have going on in our lives.
For instance, my switch to podcasts brings with it the same exploration and discovery I have in my posts but speaking those words adds a tangible vibration that elevates the experience. The variable is the format. The message is the same.
In the course of exploring new variables, build on what you love.
Reframe how you see what you do. I teach all the time but I teach it once and move on to the next discovery. So while I definitely do not want to teach Life 101 over and over, there are fundamental concepts that I bring forward into all my work. I teach, but it’s an ongoing discovery process for both of us.
The variables you embrace are to strengthen your journey. Learning a new skill comes to mind. I’m getting better at recording and editing and that may open up some new opportunities for me. I know I’m going to create some introspective processes in my podcasts. I started a new weekly Meaningful Pause offering because I wanted to add more mindful still points to my own life so I’m teaching and I’m leaning at the same time. I always teach what I want to learn.
Variables could be a physical change. More exercise, better food, finding more friends. Each change you make changes the dynamic of the whole you.
Evaluate what you leave behind. What does your new choice replace? Maybe you have to create some sort of revolving cycle so you keep the things you love in your life. I still have some books to put up on Amazon. A c couple of days work would make that happen. I want to add more movement in m life. Getting the links to the exercise videos I have chosen would be an easy starting place. I want to cook more for myself, I just have to find the right time of the day to do that.
If you are lonely, reach out. If you are bored, learn something. We have a huge ability to change our lives. What variables do you want to bring into your life and what will they do for you? Do that.
OUR ROLE IN THE NEW CONSCIOUSNESS
In a recent journey, I asked why there was so much negativity in the world today.
The answer was both reassuring and a call to action.
“This is a time for the establishment of higher group consciousness. Help shine your light brighter so others can see and make their choice. There are levels the group consciousness must reach. There’s a shift of consciousness that is taking place for those who are willing to change that will lift the vibration of the planet. This is a test of consciousness. Can this planet rise to the occasion as a collective? You are being tested. Keep focusing on the greater good.”
On one hand, I feel better. On the other, there is work to do.
What I visualize is a field of golden consciousness, a high vibration that is encircling the planet As people join in it shines brighter and others see it and recognize that light in themselves. Then they raise their consciousness and their vibration and join us. But what I have begun to consider is that we in this Collective Consensus of Raised Vibration may find ourselves separated from the planet or in an alternate reality or – I don’t know. I just see a group bonding that will strengthen us and also separate us from lower vibration. On one hand, we will be safe. And we have work to do to get there.
My mind just flashed on he hunters and gathers where each person participates for the good of the collective. This new change may be a conscious version of that. Working for the collective, the continuing raised vibration of the collective, the continued awareness of being one energy that the group continues to embrace as their new reality.
I am ready to live in that awareness, that world, that consciousness of our oneness.
It helps me to rise about the chaos of the planet and move into an internal still point and feel and hear and see and experience us all as one high vibration. As we sit here we impact each other and our collective vibration raises. I am very willing to live in that world with other points of light.
This is a shift in consignees we are going through. Raise your thoughts. Raise your vibration.
A DEEPER SONG
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
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