Inspiration is made up of the words “in” and “spirit”.
Before you think I’m going to go all woo-woo on you, no, I’m not! Stay with me. Goodies ahead, I promise. ;)
I’m sure you have felt inspired before – that feeling of excitement bubbling up, of pure joy, of feeling so positively overwhelmed by the infinite possibilities and experiences that await you. It’s the feeling of great expectation, even in the uncertainty that exists!
This week I read Tara’s Bliss List, where she mentioned that Wayne Dyer says he doesn’t write – words just flow through him and onto the page. He says his spirit guides him to write. Gabrielle Bernstein doesn’t give talks and inspires millions, she allows her guardian angels to guide her through all the things she does. She prays that they guide her through everything, everyday and she says that she is just a vessel of God.
I’ve heard both of them say this before through watching their videos, but yesterday it suddenly ‘clicked’.
It suddenly made sense. And a lot of things have been revealing and unfolding around me in the past few weeks.
When the student is ready, the teacher appears.
The teacher is always there. But when the student (in this situation, me) was ready, I suddenly found a whole new understanding and deeper level of meaning in the same information.
I was ready to receive the guidance, and all the signs were evident. All the synchronicities started happening. Tara and I talked about synchronicity and finding messages last week, too. And I could talk all about the topic of “What are synchronicities and coincidences but miracles?” – but let’s leave that one for another day!
4 Tips On How To Get Inspired
The answer is within. It has always been. Go deeper within. Meditate in silence, alone, wherever you feel comfortable (in nature, at home, anywhere, everywhere). Turn your breath and attention inwards. Notice the stillness and silence that is within you. Be an observer of your thoughts.
I feel inspired every time I set aside time to sit in silence. Be it for 1 second, 10 seconds, or 1 minute. That moment of silence will put you in a place to allow inspiration and divine guidance.
Inspire = to breathe in. The next time you breathe in (which should be… now), shift your attention to your breath, feel the great power of the Universe and the world moving into your lungs. (Breathe out now, and then breathe in again! :)
Feel gratitude, happiness and the energy of the Universe that loves you unconditionally and always provides abundance for you move within you. Do you feel that? That is the presence of the greater awareness and consciousness within you.
3. Be in a state of allowing
Allow it to happen. If you have any limiting beliefs or resistance, then instead of putting up a wall against it – just let it be. Just allow it to unfold however it may. Be in a state of no-control.
This is one that I work on every living moment. Releasing resistance is always fun to do. Feel your way, slowly, to remove resistance.
You do not have to control the outcome. In fact, you can’t. The only way to guarantee success is this: Plant the seed of whatever you want to do or achieve from a place of love, care, and kindness. Always come from a place of helping others, and not just serving yourself. Always work for the greater good and to make a positive difference in our world, for that is what we are all here for.
4. Speak your authentic truth
I truly believe that we all have our own truths. A deeper meaning that is the reason for what we are all placed in this place for. Our truth is our magic. If you’ve seen little children, I think you’ll understand what I mean. Children are always living their truth – they say and do what they mean, and they believe that anything is possible. And that belief is the magic within them. And it is still within us.
Wayne Dyer once talked about how we are only limited by our minds. He gives looking at a child learning how to swim as an example.
Visualize this with me: A child is hanging onto the edges of the swimming pool, afraid to venture into the center (deeper area) where there is no physical support he can cling onto. The child lets go of the edge, but then quickly clings onto it again. This goes on for several times. I’m sure you have seen this happen before, right? (Unless you’ve never been to a pool, then in that case I think you should stop reading here and go for a swim at the nearby pool now! But remember to come back at a later time. :P)
This goes on for a few minutes, until AT LAST – the child takes a deep breath and then lets go of the edge and flings himself into the middle of the pool. He starts swimming and paddling with his legs, he stays afloat.
The child is swimming.
What happened between the second before he was clinging onto the edge, and after he let go and plunged into the middle? Nothing. The child did not learn how to swim in that split second. All he did was he believed he could swim.
His belief and courage overpowered and REMOVED his limiting beliefs. He didn’t have to learn how to swim, because he always KNEW how to swim. He just had to remove the belief of “I don’t know how to swim because I’ve never tried it before”. And then it was possible.
This also applies to people learning new skills like cycling, cartwheeling, and the list could go on forever.
Lots of people tell me “I don’t know how to cook/I can’t cook”! I then ask them, have you ever tried cooking? And they go, “Hm, not really, but I don’t have the talent or skill, you know?”
Well… I don’t know. Of course they don’t know how to cook because they’ve never tried it. Or they’ve only tried it once, and they let THAT one incident dictate their whole cooking destiny. And they only failed that once because they had huge resistance and limiting beliefs at that time. Do things with NO limiting beliefs, with the absolute certainty that you will succeed, and you’ll be so surprised at how WELL you do!
Remove your limiting beliefs and let your spirit/soul/higher Self/God within you guide you. That part of you is ALL knowing, let that part of you shine. Allow yourself to shine and step into the light!
You came into this world with a great piece of symphony waiting to be played, so don’t leave with the music still within you.
5. Act on inspiration
Whenever you are meditating or when you suddenly feel inspired, whether it is via a thought, or you notice ‘signs’ and ‘messages’ (synchronicities). Then you have to ACT ON IT. Sitting on your bum meditating and praying all day is of no use if you don’t do anything when you have received inspiration.
BONUS TIP: Do things that make you feel happy
When you do things that make you feel happy, you are instantly in a state of allowing. You are definitely speaking your truth, in a form of meditation, and doing exactly everything I have just talked about! That is the fastest, sure-fire way to inspiration.
So, right now (I mean after you have left a comment below) – Listen to music that makes you feel happy; be around the people that uplift you; do activities and go to places that ignite your passion and fire.
In the comments below, tell me – When do you feel most inspired? What inspires you?
I am most inspired when I’m out in nature. I am inspired by people – my friends, my family, and if you’re reading this, you inspire me.
P/S: If you were inspired by this post, and would like to inspire others to their greatness – feel free to share/tweet/like this post! :)
Jia Ni x