Why Were You Born Into The Life You Are Living?
Living Our Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
Why was I not born in a refugee camp? Why was I not born with a physical challenge? Why was I born into the life I am living? I have had a very interesting and challenging and growth-filled life and I am very happy it’s the life I got to lead.
Michael Newton is a hypnotherapist who led his clients into past life regression to reveal their past lives. According to books, we choose to come into the life we live and the opportunities and challenges we face.
I have enjoyed my life but I have left some wounds behind me. It was not my intention to cause pain, it simply happened as I passionately explored and enthusiastically walked the path that called me.
At 90 I am especially aware of a limited number of years left. I’m on a new path and I still have interesting and challenging work to do. Why were you born into the life you have? And are you fulfilling your potential?
Deeper Song Affirmation
I’ll continue to look at my life for the insights and opportunities that I am to build on today.
Deeper Song Process
- Forgive yourself for the pain you have caused during your lifetime – to yourself and others.
- Begin from where are you now to walk the world with a more loving footprint.
Deepen Your Inner Awareness
The Healing Power of Intentional Silence
Silence heals. Silence opens the door to your inner voice. Silence gives you time to think. How often do you purposefully place silence into your life?
Mindfully sit in silence before beginning a task to center yourself and release any outside distractions. Before you speak, sit in silence to give yourself time to go deep within to communicate with your inner voice and inner guidance. Pause in the middle of a conversation in order to let the full meaning of your shared experience sink in.
You might pause to watch for and consider the effect your words and actions are having on another person. Pause to reflect before you speak in order to deepen your awareness before you speak.
Intentional silence gives you the space to absorb, consider, and consciously choose. Move into intentional silence often throughout your day. Listen to your wisdom within.
The Release In Writing It Down
Writing things down is a very powerful way to clarify your thinking and release your worries. Writing down your thoughts on a particular problem or situation releases them and makes space for you to look at the thoughts and concerns and beliefs that are underneath that first layer. As you continue to write, you go deeper and deeper and gain more understanding about the situation and your response to it. Writing is very self-healing and restorative to identify and release your worries and fears. It helps you go deeper. It opens you up to a new perspective. It helps you find new answers and consciously choose your responses. Next time you have a problem or a worry, write it down and keep looking beneath the layers until you gain a new insight and heal yourself.
Take Responsibility for Healing Yourself
Our Imagination Creates Our Reality
I’m not certain that I’ve ever spent huge amounts of time imagining my future. I’m more of a spontaneous, in-the-moment, responder/reactor and I make my choices instantaneously. Very often it’s been huge life-changing move-across-the-country choices. And it has always been the right thing to do. I don’t seem to plan, I seem to respond in the moment. I’m not saying that is a particularly strong way to do it, it’s just how I seem to have done it in my lifetime.
If I were to apply my imagination to the next part of my life, considering I’m 90 years old, it would contain things like regaining my strength, walking without a walker, a reversal of my dry macular degeneration, a general healing/strengthening of my body, new philosophical adventures and wisdom and I don’t know what else. My pattern is to let my life unfold before me and make choices in the moment.
But I can and should use my imagination to help me manifest those changes. Our thoughts create our reality. Keep your imagination active.
Imagine Your Future Into Being
“Thoughts do not recede into the past. Rather they advance into the future to confront us, so we see that which we had planted, either wisely or unwisely.”
– Neville Goddard
What are you finding in the unseen realms that will manifest in your human life expression? Do you expect the best for yourself? Are you asking enough of yourself? How do you want to make a difference in our world?
I have set some intentions for myself. I want to keep contributing from the resources of my mind and my life experiences. I want to keep learning. I want to keep making a difference. Exactly how that will manifest is up to both me and the Universe, but I keep my focus on learning and sharing what I learn and that’s pretty much lighting my way.
What are you envisioning for your future? It’s your choice. It’s your vision. Make it a good one.
Heal Your Past
I would not change any of the choices in my past but this week I had help seeing one of my major choices as positive in the long run. It made me cry as I forgave myself for the unintentional pain I caused. Looking back, I knew that I would not have changed my choices but I wish I had been more thoughtful in how I addressed the needs of those who were affected by my change in venue.
Each of my rather dramatic choices propelled me further on the path of healing philosopher that I have taken. They were necessary because each major move opened incredibly exciting new doors of opportunity that deepened my awareness and expanded my place of service.
Look for whatever you did that you thought was not particularly positive and don’t just look at the doors that shut, look at the doors that opened for you and those around you because of that choice.
My actions closed some doors but they opened opportunities and experiences and choices that would not have been available to those around me if I had not left to go adventuring.
What actions have you taken in your life that you could pause to reframe and find the positive aspects instead of focusing on the negative? Find the good that ensued and heal your past.
Explore New Potential and Possibilities
Stay Flexible And Open To Change
We live in a world that is rapidly changing. New opportunities create the need to stay flexible and open to change and willing to cultivate our gifts in order to accommodate these changes.
We may need to cultivate a new skill set. For example, many primary skills are being replaced by AI. Jobs continue to be replaced by machines.
Sit down and make a list of all the things you love to do. Check five particularly interesting ones and see if any new career paths emerge. Get creative. Look for a need in the field that is not being filled that you may be able to or want to fill. Fill a niche that is not crowded. Create a new niche by starting your own online business. Let your imagination soar and figure out a new place of service for your talents and gifts.
===DEEPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE===
Self-Healing Spiritual Practice and Deepening Awareness of Our Cosmic Oneness
Deepen Your Connection With Nature
How much time do you spend being mindfully present in nature? When was the last time you sat outside and watched the full moon move across the sky? When was the last time you walked in the rain and enjoyed the natural refreshing of the planet? When was the last time you took a nap in the shade of a tree?
Being in nature is not about going someplace to be in nature, it’s more about stepping out into nature and simply being present.
In my long-term care facility, we have a garden cared for a by volunteer master gardeners. It has a wonderful variety of plants and even vegetables growing in abundance. It has wonderful shade trees. There is a koi pond with a small waterfall and ducks come every year to raise their babies. It’s not particularly big but it is teeming with nature’s gifts.
When I do my daily spiritual practice, I turn to look out the window and play my drums to the sun and the clouds and the trees and the flowers and the birds at the feeder outside my window. I bring nature into my spiritual practice.
I brought nature into my space by placing some open bookshelves near my desk in which I now have 15 different plants. I talk to them and they nurture me back.
Recently I discovered that the full moon crosses my three tall windows and I can watch its progress and deepen my connection with the Universe.
Be fully present when you are in nature. Listen to the sounds. Listen to the silence. Quiet your mind and be a part of nature that you are.
===DEEPER SONG DISCOVERIES===
Resources to Explore
Our Thoughts Create Our Reality
We have work to do in order to change the world. Now that I understand how powerful our thoughts are, I realize that I have been focusing in the wrong direction.
I have been focusing on the threat, not the solution.
We need to focus on what we want in place, not on the threat.
There are people in the US who want there to be a dictatorship. There are many places in the world where people are fighting against dictatorship.
As Light Bearers we have to visualize a democratic world in which we are all equal in Love and Light. Our thoughts create our reality, we have to get busy.
Find images and metaphors that expand your own experiences and expectations. Focus on what you want.
Raise your gaze and expand your vision.
===HOW TO BE A STRONG CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT BEARERS===
Expand Your Role in the Rapidly Evolving Universe
The Size Of Your Ripple
Some people make a ripple, others make a wave. I am pretty much a ripple person but it is a consistent ripple. When I was reading Sandra Ingerman’s Transformational Newsletter, I became aware of how many people she affects through her books and in her classes. She is definitely someone who makes waves.
I see myself as a ripple. A steady ripple to be sure, sometimes an impactful ripple, but a constant ripple that touches lives.
Are you aware of your own ripple, the energy you consistently share in the world and how that changes lives around you? Honor your place of service and keep doing the best job you can in your part of the Web of Light.
===BROADEN YOUR HORIZON – EXPAND YOUR VIEW===
Raise Your Sights and Your Expectations
Getting on the mailing list for the Shift Network is a very powerful way to keep learning. They offer outstanding online classes and I have taken many. But before each class they offer a free introduction that gives you a great deal of information about what the class will contain and it’s always a learning experience. I’m going to listen to the intro to a seminar on African shamanism.
They also have weeklong Summits on different healing topics in which they feature 25 or 30 teachers. I always learn something and often find people that I would like to study with. It’s a really good mailing list to be on.
===OUR EVOLVING FUTURE===
Support and Encouragement For Our Unfolding Role in the Future
The Past, Present and Future Are All Connected
There is a field of quantum energy that connects all things.
“There may be no such thing as sequential time. It exists as a vast continuum of fluctuating change. We are, in a sense, our time and space. By creating time in space, we create our own separateness and indeed our own time. According to this view, we are constantly being influenced in our present actions and decisions by our future selves.”
“Instantaneous cause and effect occur not only through Space but also back and possibly forward in time. Information travels back in time. How do we access that?”
I don’t know because I’m still reading The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World by Lynne McTaggart which is where these excerpts are from.
With that kind of interconnection, we should be able to go back into the past and heal our present and our future.
How’s that for seed planting an idea for which I have no answer – yet.
It did prompt me to look back over some of my choices and how my life unfolded because of them and looked at them for an overview – where I am now and what I am because of the choices I made in my life path.
Our choices are in the past. They influence your life experience today. And they will influence your life experiences in the future. It makes me want to be more conscious of the thoughts and choices I encourage in my life today. I’m not sure exactly how to do that – thoughtful contemplation will enter into it – but I will find a way.
More to come.
===REFLECTIONS OF A DEEPER SONG PODCAST===
==== DEEPER SONG EXPLORATION ===
There was a full moon again this week and she passed across my large windows and makes me turn my attention to the Web of Light and our intertwined connection to the past, the future, and the present. It’s all one big in-the-moment energy.
As I seek to expand my vision and my participation as a Light Bearer, I threw open my imagination and invited the moon to take me places I have never before considered. I’m getting some urges on the physical plane with a book on intention I am reading where it talks about the past, the present and the future all being connected and influenced by each moment in time. All of it is connected. All of it is ever-present. That concept changes my thinking a lot. I do know that Joe Dispenza had us take a journey to our Future Self and I was doing jumping jacks which I can’t do at this moment in time. I’ll have to take that journey again.
But I keep raising my sights to contain an overview of the planet and humanity as a whole, partially because I am disturbed by the negative energy of those who want to dominate others, not just in the US but in other parts of the world. The painting of the Peaceable Kingdom comes to mind where all the animals and humans exist in peace.
What if we could each open our heart to embrace everyone we met? What would that look like? Feel like? Can you even imagine it?
We select our life experiences not only by what we believe is possible but how we choose to interact and where and with whom we choose to interact.
I am no longer in the everyday world but I’m surrounded by people whose major goal in life is to help others. It’s only through my choice to listen to the news that I am aware of the negative actions of many people. I don’t want to dwell on that but I’m not going to ignore it. I will raise my sights and focus on a vision of everyone raising their light for the highest good of all. What are you focusing on?
===SING A DEEPER SONG ===
I Raise My Gaze
I raise my gaze. I let my imagination soar and create an image of a peaceable planet.
I raise my gaze. I let my imagination soar and create an image of a peaceable planet – everyone and everything working together to care for our earth home and for the well-being of each other.
I raise my gaze. I let my imagination soar and create an image of a peaceable planet – everyone and everything working together to care for our earth home and for the well-being of each other. I see everything as energy – interconnected, intertwined energy. We are all one.
– Cara Lumen, August 2023
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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