What Is Your Role In The World?
Living Our Deeper Song
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
I am trying to define my role in today’s chaotic world. I don’t want to use my age as an excuse but I do need to consider my physical limitations.
I am not to physically fight. I have no extra money to give to a cause. I’m not in a position to volunteer. I do vote. I encourage others to register to vote. Which brings me to energy work.
How do I position myself? Where can I be effective? Where do I focus my intention?
I know that group consciousness is powerful and effective. I focus my energy work on raising the collective consciousness for the well-being of the planet. This includes climate change and our environmental well-being as well as peaceful coexistence on all levels.
I get to monitor what I focus on. I get to monitor what I believe is possible, to make certain I am not stopping myself by feeling separate from Source.
My current role is an open heart and a raised consciousness with the intention of helping others who are working to hold their light high and help others raise their consciousness. We are to focus on the group consciousness – to encourage each other.
Some days it does not feel like enough. But it is what I have to work with and it is effective even if not as rapid as I would like.
Make certain your impact is what you want it to be in how you respond, through your interchanges. What you focus on impacts how you feel and affects your impact. Monitor that.
I need to watch less news but I want to be informed. I need to get real about what I can and cannot impact. I can impact everything with my intention but the effect will be more noticeable in some places than others.
My role is to deepen my awareness of my existence in Source and work to reflect that light energy so others see it and recognize it in themselves. I can do that. What is your role in the world?
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I deepen awareness of my existence as Source and radiate that out into the world.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- How do you see yourself?
- Where is your purpose guiding you?
- How are you expressing that?
===DEEPER SONG LIVING ===
Shift Your Focus. Raise Your Gaze
What is within your power to do in the circumstances you find yourself in?
There are certain things in my life I no long have control over. I get to accept and adjust. Most of this is physical but my concern over the state of our world and my search for my way to contribute is on-going and a work in progress.
What is out of your control?
There are so may horrific things going astray in our world. I only know I am choosing intention and focused energy as my way to help.
Where can you shift your focus so it’s 100% on the parts of your life that you control?
I need to trust. I need to trust that my intentional work is effective. I need to trust that healing is possible.
The Universe offers us lessons and it is a very big trust issue for me to feel effective through my inner work. It is any opportunity for me to grow and establish a path that is effective for me. How will you shift your focus? How will you raise your gaze?
How Are You Integrating The Lessons Of Your Life?
Did you learn the lessons life offers or do you keep repeating them?
I am not good with money but I sure am good at exploring ideas. I have had strong supportive friendships but draining dependent relationships in which I was the stronger partner. I have led the majority of my life standing on my own.
Look back over the patterns and choices of your life and identify your strengths and your weaknesses. How are you cultivating your strengths?
I’m an explorer. I search, I find, I dip in a little and move on taking with me what resonates. I only dive deep in a few places.
There are core gifts that have guided me – my writing, my curiosity and my overview mind.
Pause and list the three or four gifts/talents that have been obviously prevalent in your life and notice how frequently they impacted your choices. Notice how many times those gifts impacted the trajectory of your life. How are you integrating the lessons from the experiences of your life?
Remember The Importance Of Your Work
I’m not talking about the work you do to support yourself, I’m talking about the spiritual work you want to do in the world and how you want to do it. That is very important. Sometimes the two are combined and sometimes they are separate.
I’m watching a friend move from being a doctor onto a new path as a medical astrologer and a potter. I watch another friend prepare to move from an executive position in an insurance company to being a reiki animal healer.
As you approach your next stage, how will your place of service change? Where is your current place of service that is not linked with your profession?
I have written before that I am an ambassador of holistic healing to the staff here that is trained in western medicine.
What is the form of your work and how can you broaden your impact?
The Challenges And Rewards Of Our Life
Can you identify some of the challenges in your life? What do you see as your reward?
I had two unsupportive marriages but I have four great children. Organizing, learning and writing have been strong threads throughout my life. What strength patterns can you see weaving through your life?
Curiosity has pulled me strongly onto many paths. It has kept me moving from adventure to adventure.
Can you see a thread in your life that pulled you forward and guided you on your life adventures?
You Have More Than One Chance To Learn A Lesson
How many times have you made the same mistake? How many times have you wished you would remember the lesson?
Many of my lessons have been around handling money and I still haven’t learned it. I have been pretty indulgent with myself and not in a responsible way. I hope I’m not too old for that lesson to sink in. Wha lessons have you been challenged with learning in your life?
What Are You Dreaming Into Being?
We imagine our life into being. We think it up, we give it a try, we shape it as it emerges. That’s how we live our life – one creative experiment at a time.
So how do we shape our lives? We do it by choosing, experimenting and adjusting.
Sometimes we get our ideas from the examples of others. Sometimes an idea just pops into our head and we act on it. We are driven by what we believe can happen, what we believe we deserve, and what we believe is possible.
When I first moved to long-term care, I had a strong sense that a new path was unfolding but I did not know the specifics. It was gradually revealed.
Be patient, explore the ideas in your imagination, listen to your inner voice and then make the choices that move you forward. Keep dreaming your life into being.
How You View A Circumstance Affects How You Absorb It As A Lesson
You can see it is a disaster or see it as a gift. You can see it as a lesson or you can see it as a punishment. How you perceive a circumstance determine both its effectiveness and its gifts.
I’m in a bit of a funk right now, feeling a tad lost and without purpose. But there is a purpose. I just don’t know what it is yet. So I sit in observation and wait and listen.
I don’t have to live my life with a list. I don’t have to do certain things every day, I just have to be still within. I have to quiet my mind and listen to my inner guidance. I am aware of the nudges but it is important for me to learn to flow through life and be more fluid in my responses.
I’m more of a list-maker than a let-it-unfold person. It would feel good to go with the flow more. I do like the idea of less structure and more flow, but I will have to practice that.
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On Becoming 91
I never gave any thought to how old I would become. Or even what it would be like to be really old but I’m about to turn 91 and that’s a healthy number. As I know more and more people who are making it to 100, I’ve expanded my own goals, my own objectives, my own beliefs and the possibility of making it to 104. I’m not sure why I chose that number but it seems far enough away to not be imminent.
So what am I going to do with the next thirteen years of my life? It will help if I can stay physically strong. It will help if I can figure out creative ways to work around my dry macular degeneration. But I have my brain and it’s great fun. It can always be counted on to take me on a new adventure.
The Universe knows where I am going and what I am to do. It is my job to listen and explore – and adapt.
I doubt there are many role models for actively exploring old age. It may be up to me to simply explore and experiment and define my own path. I can do that.
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
On Becoming 91
The road is getting a little narrower but it is still a good road, a creative road, a road of imagination and discovery.
The road is getting a little narrower but it is still a good road, a creative road, a road of imagination and discovery. I walk a bit more slowly but my adventure continues. I leave clear markers along my path to show others the way.
The road is getting a little narrower but it is still a good road a creative road, a road of imagination and discovery. I walk a bit more slowly but my adventure continues. I leave clear markers along my path to show others the way. Where it will lead me I do not know. When it will end will be revealed in good time. But I am an adventurer, an explorer of life, and this is my road to travel.
– Cara Lumen, November 2023
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