What Is Your Life Passion?
Living Our Deeper Song
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What is the core passion behind your life choices? There are some aspects of your life that are so necessary to your existence that they are part of everything you undertake – your relationships, your work, your spiritual life. What is that core passion for you and how are you developing it and expanding it?
I thought I had two. I love learning. And I have a strong desire to turn and share what I figure out with others. But now I realize that the need to turn and share is part of my own learning process. It is how I figure out how to apply what I learn. So learning about the spiritual world is a core passion for me and has been a driving force all of my life. What is the core passion for you and how does it manifest?
The further along you are in your life the more obvious the pattern is. What are the similar choices that you’ve made throughout your lifetime? What was the passion beneath those choices? Maybe it’s a gift that you have developed. Maybe it is similar experiences that you continue to seek out.
Take a moment to look back over your choices and identify the core passion that has been driving you throughout your life.
Your core passion is something you don’t want to live without. I am faced with failing eyesight. I use a 30-point font and I dictate. And I can listen. Be creative in how you pursue your core passion.
Nurture it and get creative with how you express it. I do love to write and have written for radio and television and books but still at the core, writing is how I figure things out and deepen my own learning process. When you discover your passion, do a lot more of it.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I identify my core passion and bring it more deeply into my life.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Make a list of the deeply important things that you do. Then look for what is at the core of your passion. What is driving you?
- Get creative in how you keep that in your life.
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
Guilt is about feeling you made a wrong choice. That you are totally responsible for a certain outcome. We make our choices based on who we are at the time and the depth of our awareness and the breadth of our understanding of the over-arching situation.
Sometimes we never reach a point of examining the choices that we make and the reasoning behind them in that particular moment.
I have made some unaware choices in my life. I did not see the potential path they would lead to very clearly. I was not aware enough to have a broader view. That’s just part of walking the path. At some point you realize the consequences and results that are created. Sometimes you do well. Sometimes not so much.
There is a tendency to believe our choices are the major factor in where we end up but I know that we are being guided by the Universe through our inner voice, our inner knowing. We respond or react in the moment.
There are no wrong choices as much as some being not as stellar as they could be. Each choice brings a lesson that you need, that you wanted, that you asked for. And every choice affects where you end up. You need to trust your inner voice so that it can guide you. Every choice you finally make, for whatever reason, is perfect.
Do you see the lessons and opportunities and outcomes that you need next? Trust that you make the choices that are right for you. Keep raising your sights. Keep exploring the side roads. Pay attention to what your actions are producing in your life. And make conscious choices based on the results you are getting. Don’t feel guilty about the past or what those choices of the past created. What you have is right now. Listen to your inner voice, then open your heart and choose. It will be perfect.
Release and Rechoose
I woke up at 6 o’clock in the morning with the entire new floor plan in place. I’ve been concerned because the assisted living space that I am applying for is very small. But what I discovered was if I flip-flopped everything it fit differently and better. What do you need to totally rearrange in your life in order to make it work?
In this plan in my head, I moved a chair from one end of the room to the other and suddenly everything else had more room. What one big concern or focus in your life needs to be rearranged to free up more space for other things? What basic belief are you holding that is keeping you from rearranging your life?
I was focused on having a major chair facing a window. When I put the major chair beside the window, the whole room opens up. And there’s more room beside the chair for things I want to keep close at hand.
What major concern, what major focus is anchored so firmly in a decision or a belief that you cannot rearrange everything around it? I’m going to look at the timing of when I choose to do things throughout my day. I’m going to look very carefully at my belief system of what I think is possible. I’m very grateful to my inner self for totally flip-flopping my floor plan and opening and expanding the possibility and potential. Toss it all up in the air and see where it lands. Rethink, release and rechoose.
You Have to Have Faith
I’m writing this pep talk for me and sharing it with you because when we come up against an unknown in our life, we have to trust that we will have the wisdom and fortitude and clarity to move through it. This assisted living space I am to go to is very small. A friend who has been there wasn’t sure there was room for my computer desk. That shook me to the core. I have a 21-inch monitor because my eyesight has dry macular degeneration and I need it to be able to see. And even though I have been giving stuff away I have not apparently begun to give enough away.
It is hard to give away things that have meaning for you. I have a lovely alternate that is small, but I may have to move it into the shelf of a small bookcase I hope there is room for. My friend who has been there kept telling me that I will not be given anything more than I can handle. I would have room for what I need. But I want too much. So now I’m going to go through the little bit that I have left and see what else I can release or rearrange more effectively. I have to trust that I will have room for everything I need to have with me.
What are you dreading? What is it you are not sure you can do? We have to trust in the love of the universe that it will give us only what we can handle or need to handle in order to move forward. I think that’s called faith.
Take Responsibility for Self-Healing
It’s a very simple shaking exercise I learned in Robert Penn’s Qigong class. You literally stand with your knees slightly bent and shake everything. You gradually bring your arms up so you shake them over your head as you keep gently shaking your whole body. It’s amazing how rejuvenated you feel when you finish.
Exploration of New Potential and Possibilities
As I continue to downsize for a potential move at an unknown time, it’s very interesting to notice what one hangs onto under those circumstances. My daughter comes over every week and we rearrange and I release some stuff but it’s the things that I’m not releasing yet that I have a chuckle over. Sometimes I release something because I will never use it again. Then there are the things I’m having a hard time with. What do I want to keep around me and why and how do I prioritize that?
My new space will be smarter than what I’m in and my priorities are my altar, my computer, and a chair with room to have crystals and meditation tools beside me to work with.
Sometimes it’s easy to release things and sometimes it takes quite a few tries. Some things you know you are going to keep with you until the very end.
Notice why you are finding it hard to release a situation or item. What emotion is it nurturing? What feeling it is creating? Simply find something smaller to serve in the same role.
I begin with my altar. My spiritual practice. I made that happen first. Then I’ve organized my computer and workstation.
What are the priorities in your life? And what can you let go to make more room for those things that are truly important?
Stay Intellectually Curious
I love to learn Qigong and it is not only an intellectual stimulus but it is the source of great learning and adventuring. I am very intellectually curious. It’s important to keep exploring whatever your age. There’s always something new to learn. I’m learning more about energy healing in the form of Qigong even though I began to use energy in the form of Reiki 45 years ago. It is now my healing method of choice. Will you go exploring and look into an area that you’re curious about? Will you look at some videos or listen to some podcasts or take a class or two?
Five years ago, I got on the Shift Network’s Shamanic Healing summit to learn about Shamanism. As I listened to the speakers, I knew that I wanted to learn it and I found my teachers. It has been an important learning process and journey for me. Now I’m exploring Qigong as a form of self-healing.
Stay intellectually curious. It makes your life more interesting and it makes you a more interesting person.
I stood for a long time and looked at the space that had just been cleared before me. I felt like I could breathe again. My daughter and son-in-law just moved out a lot of things that I had prepared to go. In this process of pre-downsizing before I move into assisted living, I’ve had to give away a whole lot of things. In the evening that my daughter-in-law came and took the last few major pieces away, I rearranged what remained to resemble some sort of form that I’m going to have in the new space. There’s a whole lot of emptiness in the middle of the room and it felt very freeing. I felt as if I could breathe again.
Begin with an empty space and choose carefully what you put in it. Keep it simple. It will be beautiful. Can you truly breathe in your space? What can you remove that will make you feel more serene?
I’m going to simplify the things I keep on my desk. It’s sort of like wiping the slate clean so I start fresh each day. What part of your life do you need to create open space and carefully re-choose what you bring into it? Keep it simple.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
When Is The Best Time For Your Spiritual Practice?
It’s a good idea to experiment with the time of day that you do your spiritual practice. When I learned Transcendental Meditation 50 years ago it was suggested we meditate when we come home from work so we make a break between work and restorative personal time. Some people meditate first thing in the morning. Explore an experiment to find the right time of day and the right place for your meditation practice.
I have two times. After I’m dressed in the morning before I really begin my day, I play my flute while looking out the window, then do my transcendental meditation and some Qigong. And I take time again towards the end of the day to offer thanks for what has unfolded and what I have learned and the new pathway that are opening up. Experiment and find your own meditative rhythm.
One of the things I learned in Qigong class is that I don’t have to do the whole sequence every day. I can take one movement and deepen it. The same is true in meditation practice. I may make one whole meditation period about playing my flutes. And once you find out what works, don’t forget to experiment again later on. Because your needs will change. Be creative about the timing and the form of your meditative practice.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE DIVERSE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEINGs===
Expand Your Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
Passing The Torch
When we pass our wisdom on to others, we become both student and teacher. I have two major reasons for putting out this newsletter. One is to figure these things out for myself and the other is in hopes of changing a life here and there. So I am indeed both student and teacher. I get excited when I get an insight that helps me make clearer choices or newer choices or any choice. I get excited when I go exploring and discover something that changes my own life and I wish very much to turn and share that with others. What are you learning in your life and how do you turn and share it with others?
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Raise Your Sights and Your Expectations
Explore and Expand
I am a spiritual explorer. I am drawn to many modes of spiritual exploration. Shamanism, Buddhism, Qigong, metaphysics – all manner of inner work that defines and deepens my connection to the unseen essence.
Rather than work with just one system I like to explore various topics. I love any opportunity to learn more about the subject and to find potential new teachers.
As I learn more, I become more discerning. I know what I do want to learn more about and what I need to not pursue at this moment. One of the first thing that I attended was a summit on Shamanism which I knew very little about at the time. That was six years ago. Not only did I begin to understand what it was about but I found the teachers that I needed at that time. And I began my journey into Shamanism.
Online is a great place to learn, to go exploring. Whether you simply watch a “how-to” video that someone has offered or take a class, there are many ways to expand your knowledge and your experience of a potential area of interest. Go exploring and see what adventures it takes you on. Go down the path less worn and expand your horizon.
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Support and Encouragement for our Unfolding Role in the Future
Explore Another Culture
One of the ways that we can become more inclusive is to learn more about the beliefs and habits and culture of another country. My personal spiritual exploration has led me to Buddhism, Shamanism and Indian and Chinese culture. I know a little bit about Irish beliefs. I know about Christianity. I know about the Druids.
When you take time to look at the cultural traditions of a culture, first you might find something you like and you will begin to understand where the people of that culture are coming from.
Where would you like to go exploring? And what would you like to explore? See what gifts from another culture you would like to bring into your life.
======THE UNFOLDING DIVINE FEMININE=== ===
Explore and Interpret the Guidance and Messages of the Divine Feminine
Amazing Lebanese Dance
This is extraordinary: An all-female Lebanese dance troupe on America’s Got Talent. or Watch in Instagram
The Rise of the Feminine
I have an astrologer friend who says that Venus is coming into play this fall in a way that has not happened in our lifetime. In the US a record number of young people are registering to vote because they will not stand for the cruel and bigoted abolishment of the freedom to control their own bodies. That cruel law is being dictated by old white men. In the US I think the women are going to change the focus and perhaps abolish the Republican Party and its vitriol as we simply vote for those who stand up for the well-being of all.
Wherever you are in the world, keep standing up for the rights of everyone. Particularly keep an eye on how women are doing in your part of the world. And take action.
== DEEPER SONG PHILOSOPHIES ===
Step Out of the Way
The master allows things to happen. She shapes events as they come. She steps out of the way and lets the Tao speak for itself.
– Tao teaching
You must learn to trust. You must learn to observe. Learn to be patient. When you trust the universe to provide exactly what you need you simply accepted it. You trust. You trust the universe to provide and you trust that you make the right choices. Step out of the way and let the Tao do the work.
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I am over-thinking again. Possibly over-planning. It’s sort of who I am. But I’m approaching a time when I really have to let go of everything and trust. I have to trust that the right space opens up in assisted living – with a perfect roommate. I have to trust the timing is just right. I have to trust that I will be OK to continue releasing physical things to make room to fit in the smaller space. And that’s just the trust around the letting go part. I get to trust that I find the right things to do to help my body re-stabilize. I have to trust that I write things that are meaningful to those of you who read this newsletter. I have to trust the people who need to hear what I say find me and take action with the parts that resonate with then. I have to trust that this world will figure out this huge change we are facing and we will be able to raise our sights to hold a vibration for the highest good for all.
What do you need to trust? Do you trust the universe to offer your perfect next opportunity? Do you trust your inner voice to make a wise choice for right now? Do you trust you will recognize the next path that opens for you? There is a letting go part of trusting. You don’t manipulate, you don’t plan, and you probably don’t even vote. You just trust that you have the inner wisdom and insight to recognize the next opportunity and to make the right choices around it. How are you at trusting?
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
Let Go and Trust
My world unfolds in a perfect pattern.
My world unfolds in a perfect pattern. I trust in my ability to see clearly and take the perfect next steps.
My world unfolds in a perfect pattern. I trust in my ability to see clearly and take the perfect next steps. All is well in my world.
Cara Lumen, September 2022
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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