Finding Inpiration

Lately I have not been feeling as inspired as I’d like to feel, so I have been journeying and trying to help myself out of this grey space. What I’ve learned from my spirit guides is not a quick fix, but wisdom worth sharing.

The first thing one needs in order to be inspired is desire. The bird that flies must want to fly; if one wants nothing, there is no flight. If you don’t know what you want, this is the first thing you need to address.

The second thing one needs to consider is, what am I willing to do to get what I want? Are you willing to be happy if you want happiness? Are you willing to work for it? Are you willing to do everything you can? If you find yourself somewhat reluctant, you have to figure out why. If you really really want something, you should be willing to do the work to get it.

The third consideration is a difficult but obvious one: patience. We want change, but we are shaped like sandstone in the wind. It’s going to take time. Moreover, we need to be open to change. We need to embrace the wind, especially when it is abrasive. Ideally, we need to develop a relationship with the spirit of change. Shamanically speaking, this could be done through prayer and journeying, but you can honour the spirit of change however you want to.

Lastly, don’t forget gratitude. This is an oft-repeated lesson, but for me, one easily overlooked. I have so much to be grateful for, and it is only when I remember these things that the clouds in my spirit begin to lift. Our prayers must contain at least the seed of gratitude, or else nothing will grow from our intentions.

With these things in mind, I am taking the day to change my attitude a little, and let inspiration flow.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Finding Inpiration

  1. Interesting to say the least, I must desire to do something. Now please do not get me wrong here, I am not having a go, just trying to understand.

    I taught myself through books of various Paths, including Chaos. And while learning I was taught that desire was Ego, and I need to let go of Ego, the Desire for results for Magick to work, and this I have found to be true, for the most part. Sometimes I use desire or Lust or Hate or something else entirely to charge the Work, the Spell.

    But I never was much good at visualizing and now I can just about manage a blurry still image of Bear or Buffalo when I heal others, and Cougar when I ask Kaskai for help in Guiding me. As for the Gods, not a chance in Hell of that. Is it that I have got rid of all desire in my life, though sheer effort of Will, but still I am able to Heal others and hear my Gods, but I only get visions through sleep, or could it just be their way of Guiding me. I do not think that while awake I have journeyed at all, and now due to poor health I can only meditate for about 20 minutes before my body jerks and legs jump.

    I would like to be able to visualize but I feel that I am blocked from doing this.

    1. Thank you so kindly for visiting my blog, and for the many kindnesses you paid me. It’s wonderful to connect to a kindred spirit.

      I know what you mean about visualization! I myself have always been completely and utterly crap at it. Yet, bit by bit, it started to come with ease. I found I had to just let it happen without forcing it, and open my mind enough to catch those little glimmers of an image. It’s still nothing like seeing a movie, but I don’t think it really is for anyone. Perhaps you are better at hearing or feeling messages anyway, and that’s totally fine in my book!

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