Where Your Attention Goes Your Energy Goes
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
It’s really so easy – where your attention goes your energy goes. What are you paying attention to?
When I was getting ready to move to Evergreen long-term care, I spent a fair amount of energy worrying – worrying about whether I would like it, whether I would get the space that I wanted that had enough room.
First of all, you have to notice that you are worrying. What do you spend your day focusing on? Do you focus on the positive things that are happening? Or do you focus on the scary things you think might not work out so well? That’s the point at which you change your focus and thus change your life experience. It’s as simple as turning your head and redirecting your gaze.
But first we have to notice where we are looking and then decide where we get to shift our gaze.
Our energy follows our attention. So, if I spend my time worrying, that’s where my energy goes but if I turn the focus on the positive steps I’m taking, that changes where my energy goes. We have great control over what we focus on in every moment of the day. Notice where your mind is leading you. Begin to make more positive choices.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I focus my attention on the positive aspects of my life and I expect the best
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Notice where your attention is going during the day. If it is less than positive, shift your gaze.
- Monitor your attention throughout the day to keep your yourself focused on the positive and notice how that changes your life
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
I’ve added a new step to my morning routine. It is energy sweeping and it is a time when I release the night and any energy that I might have released during sleep. I sweep my room to clear the dreams. And I turn to look out the window to welcome in the energy of the fresh new day. It is at the time that I welcome the day with a ceremony that I have created for myself.
A sweeping ceremony each morning clears the ground for the new day. You have a whole new open space in which you can place anything you wish. You might offer gratitude for the clarifying dreams of the night and for the potential of the day to come.
As we clear the energy in our space, we clear our own energy systems and create a welcoming place for the unfolding day.
Sweeping affects every level – physical, spiritual, emotional and mental. Sometimes sweeping is used to start a ceremony. Are you sleeping in a place you want to clear out? Create a sweeping ceremony and make room for the new.
You can use a feather to sweep your area. You can use a wave of your hand. You can use a song or drumming. Clear the space and set the intention for a new day. Use this time to release anything that needs to be released from the night. That same time is used to clear the way for the new day to unfold in all its potential. What kind of sweeping ceremony will you create to prepare the way for a glorious new day?
Take Another Look
Sometimes when opportunity presents itself, we are simply not ready. That means that at a later date we might want to give that opportunity a second look to see if we have changed, to see if the opportunity has changed. Perhaps it is a better fit now. Perhaps there is a new version of it that has presented itself.
It might be a good idea to visit some old stuck places to see if it’s possible to unstick yourself. To move forward. To approach it from a different viewpoint so the things that you rejected at one point in your life may present a new and interesting possibility in the present moment.
What decisions in your life do you need to re-examine? What opportunities might be more in line with where you are right now? Take your time and take another look. See what has changed and what new door has opened.
Take Responsibility for Healing Yourself
Cultivate Inner Peace
Begin each day with a deliberate cultivation of inner peace. Look out the window at nature and be at one with its gradual and steady unfolding. Noticed the subtle shapeshifting clouds and add that rhythm to your life. Set an intention for your day of inner peace and deepening awareness. Throughout your day pause before you begin each task to center and ground yourself so that you can move forward in deep serenity. Consciously cultivate inner peace and watch how your day offers you new awareness and opportunities.
Explore New Potential and Possibilities
How to Alter Your Feelings
Our experiences are caused by our thoughts. So if you change your thoughts you change your life experience.
Begin with the feeling. If you were feeling depressed, identify the reasons for that feeling and then examine it more closely. Look for the mistaken belief. Look for any notion that needs to be clarified or released.
When you look behind these feelings you will find that your mind is involved. Sometimes our minds make stuff up and we have to get clear about what is so and what is not.
Sometimes changing our feelings is as easy as changing our gaze. Focus on what is working instead of focusing on what is not working and on what you get to do as opposed to what you don’t get to do. Shifting your gaze is a very powerful way to change your feelings and your experience.
Change your actions. If you keep on doing what you have been doing, you will keep on getting what you have been getting.
Sometimes it only takes a slight course correction to produce a different outcome. Other times you really need to start from scratch. What method will you use to alter your feelings today?
Are You Doing Your Best Work?
I haven’t given this much thought, but I don’t know if I’m always doing my best work. I do what I do with enthusiasm. I do what I do with passion. But I’m not one for perfectionism. I’m too eager to find the core lesson, the core message, and build on that.
So what is my “best work.” Is it this curiosity and enthusiasm and passion with which I do almost everything? Or am I to be more detailed and careful, which is not in my nature at all. I think my curiosity and enthusiasm count for a lot. “Best work” is not about perfection itself, it is about your heart and the passion and commitment and love that you put into whatever you do, however well you do it. Your best work comes from a place within. Keep doing that.
Share Your Appreciation
What if today you to offer your gratitude to at least three people? Thank them for who they are, or what they do, or how they show up in the world. In that group of three, thank one person you know well, one person you know casually, and one person that you randomly come across during the day. Make that trifecta of gratitude every day. Thank three people for who they are or what they do or how they show in the world and spread a little joy and appreciation in the world.
Do With Less
Because everything is being provided to me by Medicare at Evergreen, I am left with a monthly allowance of $62. I’ve been an impulsive spender all my life but I have very little room to do that anymore and I also have everything I need right now, so I get to examine why I buy things and see what unfulfilled need or impulse makes me buy things. I do have my priorities which is funding my web page. They are very generous at Christmas here at Evergreen so I can keep up with my clothes. I have never been good with money but I guess I’m going to start now.
How are your spending habits and why do you buy things?
Leave A Clear Path
I’m going to begin to do my podcast again and I sure am glad that I have left a very clear path about how to do it because it’s been a while since I’ve done them. I have a very strong outline to work from to both compose, record, edit, and publish each podcast. Because I chose to share my format with some friends a few years ago, I have a template that has a great deal of detail on all the steps to outline a strong talk. Whatever your project, make yourself a strong template so when you come back to a project of a similar type of work, you don’t have to start over.
If you have a detailed process that you do in your work, perhaps take time to write it down so you can pass on to others.
This particular template even talks about the editing process. It is one basic template for my entire podcast routine.
Leave process maps along your way. At some point you’ll be glad you did.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
Sing As An Offering To Your Day
I sing to my day every day. I have made up little songs to the four directions and a gratitude song for my life and my day. Singing is an active vibration. It takes music from your mind and turns it into an experience of emotion and communication.
Singing is a vibration that reaches everywhere. It stimulates all your chakras and nurtures and balances and heals your body. It opens your heart. It raises your spirits. And ultimately your song moves out to heal the world. That’s a lot to get from a song.
How are you going to add music to your spiritual practice? I began by choosing a purpose. Like singing to the four directions. I could sing to nature. I could sing to my day. I could sing to my path. I have a song I sing at night that is both a blessing for the night to come and protection before I go to sleep.
Let your song evolve. Begin with one line and see what organically follows. I have recently added songs to the cycles of ending and the cycles of beginning and I’m still working on the words to those songs. I let them emerge organically. But I sing them every day and the words are coming.
I happen to drum when I sing. I had a fair-sized collection of drums from my drumming classes but this is a small Celtic drum you hold in your hands.
Begin by turning and looking out the window and opening your heart to nature and see what melody she wants to offer you. Add singing to your spiritual practice. It will be a positive experience that opens new insights and awareness for you.
===GUIDANCE FROM OUR COSMIC COUNSELORS ===
Listen Beyond the Voice Within
Cosmic Counselors: I Seek Guidance On How To Plan For The Coming New Year.
I Journey to The Cosmic Counselors:
I find myself in the planning room at the base of the Blue Broadcast Tower in my Secret Garden. Around the table sit not my usual group of guides, but the three Cosmic Counselors and I. The Planet floats in the center of the table. “How do you wish to help the planet in the coming year?”, one Counselor asks. (They ae all female.) “I don’t know. It is a big job. There are many aspects in which to participate. It seems that humankind needs to do a great deal of adjusting and accepting of what needs to emerge and how the world needs to change. I don’t know how I am to move forward in a positive manner.”
“Trust,” says the second Comic Counselor. “I know how to encourage Light Workers to do High Watch for the world but is there something more specific that I can do to help raise the consciousness of humankind? I wish to work with the light workers who are already on the path to awareness.”
“You will use your mind to first envision a world of loving kindness and peaceful interaction into being – in all communities. Visualize peaceful interaction and loving harmony and deep kindness and caring. Visualize that supportive interaction in your own community, that interaction in your city. Visualize that peaceful interaction in your state. Let that peaceful interaction in your country become individualized interaction throughout the world,” says the third Cosmic Counselor.
The revolving planet in the center of the table take on a soft smile of happiness.
“Is it as easy as that?” I ask.
“It is the beginning. Then it can be multiplied and enhanced by more people visualizing a peaceful planet.”
I begin to relax. I mentally go into small communities on the planet and visualize kind people loving each other and cohabitating peacefully. A glow of contentment come from the land. It is still evolving in the cities. A slow soft laugh begins until the whole planet is laughing joyously at the changes that are being made energetically. I see people from different countries, laughing together, sharing together in harmony. As I watch, more and more healing places emerge on the surface of the planet. Not just peaceful cohabitation takes place but joyful and loving cohabitation becomes the norm.
The three Cosmic Counselors hold hands and reach out to include me in their circle. I am honored. We stand surrounding the planet holding hands. Our hearts begin to open and light emerges and begins to surround the planet in Heart Light. I hear a group singing. It is the Light Workers. They sing, “Open your heart and feel the world with an awareness of oneness and love for all humankind. We are one.”
I watch golden light flow deep within the Earth. It’s not filled yet. But it is spreading gradually throughout the world. I feel my own heart expand and reach out to embrace the entire planet with my love and support and positive thoughts and energy.
“Keep doing the work,” says one of the Cosmic Counselors. “There are many of you doing the work. Keep doing the work and you will find each other. Then join together and do even greater work.” We sit quietly.
Surrounding us is the sound of humming coming from all over the planet. I realize it is the Light Workers beginning to find each other and working together to save the planet. I sit quietly and open my heart and expand my consciousness to wrap my arms around the revolving planet. I open my heart more.
“Planet, where is our work?”
“Open your heart and join with other Light Workers to continue to raise the consciousness of our planet.”
I sit quietly for a while. I find myself on the bench in my Secret Garden. The Carillon is playing its melody out over the countryside to let all the Light Workers know of this important work we are to do.
“Your role is to find new ways to touch the hearts of Light Workers, to expand their conscious awareness of our oneness. Think of the whole. Immerse yourself in wholeness. Be the whole.”
I invite you to join me in this mission.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE DIVERSE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEINGs===
Expand Your Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
“Make Sure You Know Your Why” – Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has been a powerhouse in the United States Senate for 20 years. One of the statements she is known for is “Make sure you know your why.” Why do you want to take this particular step? Why do you believe what you believe? What is your why for making a particular choice? Make certain it is aligned with your purpose and beliefs.
Remember Their Names
I am in a new environment surrounded by people coming in at all hours offering different services and they are all wearing Covid masks! The physical therapist and I were joking about how they wouldn’t even recognize their fellow workers without their masks.
There are some titles I am not familiar with. Certified Nurses Assistant and Med Aide may be the same thing. And then the shift change. I’m outnumbered but I’m working on it.
I play all sorts of games to help me remember their names. One of my Care Partners is Nathan, and I told him about Nathan Lane who has starred on Broadway. Care Partner Nathan is very tall, young and dark skinned – Nathan Lane is none of those but that has helped me remember Nathan’s name.
One night nurse who has long hair extensions that are very beautiful is named Angela and somehow that reminds me of an angel.
Nancy said she was the only Asian girl named Nancy. Very young blond Lana is paired with the movie star Lana Turner. Everyone is good about helping me remember names but boy, am I outnumbered.
I have a list going of first names and what they do because writing them down helps me anchor the name and I can also look over it to refresh my memory.
On top of it all there are many shifts which means I cannot identify someone by a day or shift they are working.
What kind of games do you play to remember the names of new people? It’s a good thing to make an effort to know the names of people in a new environment. It helps to connect and bond with them.
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Raise Your Sights and Your Expectations
What Is Your Potential?
Potential means possibility, what can develop out of a situation. I’m sitting here having just turned 90 wondering what my potential is. There is one, a really good one.
My new place of service is unfolding very rapidly. It has to do with the young people who are in deep service here at Evergreen long-term care. It turns out Nathan is a writer. So as he was giving me a shower, we talked about his books and writing and got excited about finding each other. Nathan has helped me hang my sun catchers and dream catchers in my window. He is one of my Care Partners so he sees to my needs, he brings my food and makes my bed in the morning and helps chart my progress. He’s probably in his late 20’s and we discovered that we have a deep bond around writing.
I have had more interaction with people in the four weeks that I’ve been here than I have in the past several years. So that is a huge and rewarding change for me.
A great part of the attraction of this new calling is that these young people are still creating their lives and it’s fascinating to encourage them and help them along. This is my new place of service. And it is unfolding. And perhaps in this case the word “potential” applies to what I can help others achieve. And then that becomes my potential too.
What is your potential? What is possible for you? What do you want to achieve? Look around and see if a new path has opened up. And go exploring. What is possible for your “next”?
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
I’m going to start recording podcasts again. As I looked at my podcast folder, I was surprised to see how many scripts are ready to be recorded. It’s up to me. Recording is fun. Editing takes more time and I’m not sure how my eyesight is going to do that part.
I will be recording at night when others are in bed which happens to be very early. Otherwise, there’s a lot going on around here. I’m not sure when I’ll start doing it because I just decided this week that it would be fun to do again. All things unfold in their right time.
==== DEEPER SONG EXPLORATION ===
A Fascinating Podcast
Here is a fascinating podcast from my friend Dr. Martha Lacy, a hematologist/oncologist and Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic who is conducting epigenetics and Reiki research projects at the Mayo Clinic, in medical trials. Includes a Guided Reiki Journey to Venus energy. Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/reiki-lifestyle-podcast/id972178380?i=1000585561931 and share it with your medical friends.
Offer Your Gifts In Service
I have barely been here three weeks and I realized part of my new path is to offered my services as Book Yourself Solid Coach and Content Development Coach to individual staffers who might be interested in creating a website for an entrepreneurial endeavor. I am still really good at both and it would be fun to help someone start a side business and help with their website. I have no idea how that will unfold.
Some of you wrote that the description of the process, realizations, emotions and decisions that I had to go through to make this move was helpful to them to know what to expect – not just about the letting go process but of becoming willing to make the change.
My new path continues to unfold and I realize that the people I serve are the people who work here. They are kind, compassionate care givers. What new venue can you offer your services in?
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
A New Place of Service
A new door opens and I step through. The path lies clearly before me.
A new door opens and I step through. The path lies clearly before me. It is my new calling and it will take me into a new role.
A new door opens and I step through. The path lies clearly before me. It is my new calling and it will take me into a new role. I pick up my traveling stick and step boldly forward.
– Cara Lumen, November 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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