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.