When you’re looking for any kind of inspiration, you need go further than yourself. That’s what my friend, blogger Jennifer Rochette Koshak believes and she shares some inspiration with us today:
The Universe is Not Outside
By Jennifer Rochette Koshak of UnfoldandBegin.com
Did you ever sit down to create and then a couple of hours later looked up surprised at how far you’ve gotten? Inspiration. What a wonderful feeling of connection to your work. On the other side, have you ever tried to create and then sat there, not moving because you couldn’t think of anything? Blocked. It’s such a dirty word. I’ve felt the ecstasy and agony of both situations.
If the latter is more of your experience than the former, then you’ve fallen into a trap. The trap of believing that inspiration is something that is outside of yourself. Something that you can’t control. That’s it’s some type of divine push coming from outside of you that allows you to create. And worse, you believe that you must wait for these moments and think that you can’t create without them.
Do you know what you are?
You are a manuscript of a divine letter.
You are a mirror reflecting a noble face.
The universe is not outside of you.
Look inside yourself;
Everything you want,
You are already that.
You are divine. The inspiration comes from you. From inside of you. Not outside. Your divine inspiration is nothing more than you accessing what is already inside of you. If you are only writing when inspiration “happens” then you are missing out. That is nothing more than inspiration forcing its way to the surface because you’re not trying to access it yourself. There is so much more inside of you just wanting to come out. If only you would give it a chance.
If you want to know how to access your own divine inspiration then pay attention because this is an important step: Get into the habit of writing every day. (Or painting or singing or sculpting or whatever your creative outlet.)
Sounds silly, doesn’t it? Too easy? But the truth of the matter is that all you need to create is within you. Your job is to find a way to bring that out. Just waiting for it to happen isn’t the right answer.
Think of a fisherman at sea. He doesn’t wait for a fish to jump into his boat. He’s casting a line or throwing out a net and bringing it back in. Sometimes there is a fish there, sometimes just junk. But he doesn’t stop. Not if he wants to eat. He throws his line or net back out and tries again.
If you want to create, then you should also be casting out that net each time you sit down to write or start to paint. Don’t wait for the inspiration to jump into your boat. Just start writing. Sometimes you will bring back junk. Maybe even more junk at first. But the more you sit down and work, the more you will start accessing that divine inspiration that is inside of you.
It’s there. Just before the surface. Waiting for you. What are you waiting for?
Thanks, Jennifer! My inspiration came from within, too, and the result was my new business, A Healing Spirit. I hope you’ll come over to see what my internal search found– and sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of the home page, or like my Facebook page.