I’m buzzing through this week, filled with inspiration, magical, belly fizzing, can’t sit still inspiration. Do you know the type? It’s such a great feeling. I want to hold on to it forever. I know the pattern by now and like most other things, it will probably dip over the coming days. While its bubbling away though, I thought I would explore its energy a little.
What is it that delivers the ultimate inspiration experience? This week I witnessed somebody’s dream coming to fruition. I saw somebody go out of their way to help another without a second thought, I heard a really inspiring story of human resilience and I got to take in the beautiful blue view of sunny Dublin Bay. All of these are nice events but what gives them the edge, the oomph that we feel when True Inspiration is pulsing through our veins. I think there is more to it than just the reality of what we are observing.
Wayne Dyer (Author of Inspiration, Your Ultimate Calling) teaches that when we feel inspired (in-spirit), we are living ‘in’ our spirit. We are less focused on the material world and the busy random thoughts of the mind. We are connecting to our invisibleness, our soul, our source. Living from this perspective is beneficial to our happiness because when we are inspired, guess what …. We’re happy out! We are walking ourselves down a meaningful path, one which will fulfil us to the core and bring about positive change in our lives.
Let’s not just stop at the feeling of inspiration though. What can we do to ensure that this energy is not lost? How can we harness the inspiration so that it drives us to do something worthwhile. In the past I have been left frustrated when inspiration, excitement and great ideas would vanish as quickly as they had arrived. Now I have a process. Personally I feel that Inspiration needs space. When I’m graced with its presence, I like to give it room to grow and plan. I meditate, journal and write about it for a while to discover where its guiding me. This enables me to break down my ideas into manageable goals and begin taking steps in the right direction.
Wayne also wrote about the wisdom of Pantajali and his words inhabit my mind now as I ponder this subject.
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds, your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world.” …….. “Dormant forces, faculties, and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
Now read that again !!
I love these words. Dormant forces and talents become alive. That means up to now these forces and talents have been asleep. Often times we hold ourselves back because we don’t feel we have the ability. Who knows what talents lie sleeping inside just waiting for the moment when they can rise up and guide us into a whole new reality.
Wishing you a weekend of Inspiration and Fun
Until next time,