I've been thinking alot about inspiration lately and what that means to me. It's something that expands my being, lifts me up to my higher self and connects me to my essence, makes me feel like I want to give more, makes me feel centered and conected to everyone and in divine synchronicity, and sometimes it just arises within me without any catalyst. So, in a nutshell, it is in these times when I feel like the best version of myself. I realized some time ago that this is an essential part of being happy, content and living a joyful life. When we feel inspired everyone around us becomes inspired.
This also brought me to thinking about how to cultivate this energy and not just waiting for it to arise. Seeking out those things that expand me and lift me up to my higher self. I go through this exact scenario with writing, waiting to be inspired instead of just sitting down and seeing what flows through me and then remembering that the process of writing inspires me! That is just one example, I have a list of things that inspire me and some I do on a daily basis. For instance, I know that my morning practice of prayer, meditation and yoga connects me to this energy so I like to start my day out that way. Connecting and working with people connects me to this energy and that's why I created a a space to work in that nurtures this and have created a wonderful network of friends that feed this energy. Creating things with my hands like haircutting, haircoloring, painting, writing, preparing food and making jewelry also connect me to that energy.
I observe my partner and his love of skateboarding and seeing how different he is before he skates and when he comes home from a session. He knows what plugs him into that energy and he is faithfull with seeking it out because it expands him and makes him the best version of himself, connecting him with his higher self.
I watch my Mom take care of all the people in her life and how joyful that makes her. I used to not understand why she spreads herself so thin and then one day I realized that this is where she connects to that energy. She experiences the best version of herself when she is helping others. No coincidence that her name is Theresa!
I see my brother when he is performing his music and how he is in a state of bliss, almost as if his body is there but I can see his spirit is soaring. This is where he connects with that energy and the audience can feel it.
So, I've realized through exploring many things and observing others that if this feeling is not arising naturally within us then we can do specific activities that will cultivate a feeling of inspiration. Almost like a refuge for when we are not feeling our best selves. At the end of the day it's about a choice to be happy and that usually comes from cultivating a life of inspiration.
My question to you is, what inspires you? Do you seek those things out? Are you sharing your higher self with the world around you?
All the Love