How do you receive inspiration? I find it comes in various ways. Many times when I am driving along in my car, a thought comes to me that just penetrates into my consciousness. Poof! There it is. I can't help but pay attention because it is intense.
Sometimes I will receive inspiration while reading. Whatever the subject happens to be, stimulates my inspiration and, again, poof! There it is. That sweet kernel of inspiration; my gift for that time. In other cases, someone may be speaking and whatever he or she is saying piques my imagination. An independent thought will jump into my head from those spoken words. Sometimes that is the topic of my next blog. But not today. I am home with a cold, not having gone to church this morning, and I feel lousy. I'm not looking for sympathy. I'm just being honest.
So, where do you look to receive inspiration? It does seem to find us when we are doing humdrum, mindless activities. Or when we are in a relaxed state such as when we are reading or listening. That should be a clue as to how to find that inspiration we seek. It doesn't take effort on our part for inspiration to find us. We just have to be receptive. That thought will travel around until we are open and accepting to receive. All we have to do is be still.
Inspiration is something that can be a Divine Intervention when needed. All of a sudden --poof --inspiration strikes. And I do mean strike. When that kind of inspiration strikes, you can truly physically feel it. At least that has been my experience. Usually in such a case, for it to be Divine Intervention, we aren't doing anything that would cultivate it. Far from it. We are usually doing something we need to be drug away from. This could even be a warning not to do something. Funny how these things work, you know?
The most important factor to remember about inspiration is: pay attention. Don't ignore it or think, "Ah, this is just my imagination." No, this is inspiration being given specifically to YOU. Welcome it, see this as a gift. Okay, so your assignment this week is to pay attention! You can do this!
God Bless you! xoxoxo
(c) 2018, Elizabeth Owens