To feel inspired is to be filled with positive enthusiastic energy. Where does inspiration come from? Everywhere! It comes from deep within us, our inner feelings, when we listen to what our heart is telling us. It comes from the people around us, born in spontaneous moments of laughter that burst out in a group, or in an “aha!” moment when someone shares something meaningful just when it’s needed.
Inspiration comes from immersing ourselves in the majesty of nature, listening to beautiful music, romping in the yard with a family pet. Inspiration can also come from our guardian angels, spirit guides or inner guidance as they share their love and support for us through the learning experience of our life’s journey.
How can we have more inspiration? By being open, positive and enthusiastic and by listening more to ourselves! Revel in your child-like part, the wellspring of your inspiration, imagination and creativity. Enthusiasm plays a key role in inspiration. Maintaining a positive, enthusiastic attitude is like preparing a fertile garden bed where the seeds of your inspiration can sprout.
To keep your enthusiasm high and your inspiration flowing, here are a few tips:
- Define what you want by listening to what your heart is telling you, but don’t become too fixated on what you think the answer will be. Be flexible.
- Relax! If you’ve been working at something doggedly for a while, take a break, stretch, go for a walk, listen to some music, wash the dishes or do some gardening. Physical activity can take your mind off the task so that new inspiration can appear.
- Don’t forget to ask for help. It’s surprising how often we simply forget to ask for help – from other people, from the universe, from our inner guidance or our angels – with whatever we are doing.
- But after you ask for help, be ready to receive an answer! Listen to the thoughts, ideas, pictures and feelings that may come to you. Make a voice memo or write down immediately what comes to you so that you don’t forget it! Inspiration can slip through your fingers like quicksilver. (Pay special attention to messages that are accompanied by chills or “goosebumps”. Those messages can have significant meaning.)
- Don’t procrastinate! Listen for your inspiration and then act. Inspiration has a shelf life! When you act in the right time you will find more ideas coming to you.
Inspiration and enthusiasm go hand in hand. Do the things that bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart and inspiration will flow naturally.