Inspiration has a long history and was originally thought of as coming from divine or supernatural forces. In ancient Greece, the Muses were goddesses who inspired the creation of literature and the arts. In this blog let’s look at these three key factors when considering the importance of Inspiration or not: (1) What is inspiration, (2) What are the three main qualities of inspiration, and (3) How can inspiration affect our life?
So, what is inspiration? Inspiration is to become inspired by getting out of the beaten path, out of the rut, contemplating extraordinary results, and confirming that the source of all power is within, which gives us the source of inspiration. Inspiration is the art of adjusting the individual’s mind to that of the Universal Mind. Inspiration is the art of receiving and it makes for all that is best in life. Inspiration implies power to understand and apply the creative ideas discovered. Inspiration is the art of attaching the proper mechanism to the source of all power. It is the art of becoming a channel for the flow of infinite wisdom and achieving the awareness of Omnipotence. In order, for this realization and inspiration to occur silence is necessary. The senses must be stilled, the muscles relaxed, tranquility cultivated, and a readiness to receive the information or inspiration.
Second, through the studies in inspiration that have emerged by Todd M. Thrash & Andrew J. Elliot we’ve been able to determine three main qualities of Inspiration. First, inspiration is evoked spontaneously. For example, inspiration can be an idea that comes from with-in, an inspiring role model, or a divine revelation. Another key quality of inspiration is that it is transcendent of our self-serving concern and limitation. It relates to the drive to master work, but not in a competitive way. Transcendence often involves a moment of clarity and awareness of new possibilities. The moment of clarity is often vivid and can take the form of a grand vision or an awakening of something that an individual has not seen before, even though it was probably always there. Finally, inspiration involves a technique called “Approach Motivation” in which the individual strives to transmit, express, or manifest a new idea or vision.
Third, how can inspiration affect our life? In an article written by Amiee Mueller she has some inspiring insights about this question which I plan to share with you. She brings out that inspiration reminds us that we all have challenges, and that we can find our way around them or through these obstacles by using inspiration. All it takes is one little spark of inspiration and we can leave our fearful thoughts behind. When we are inspired our spark inside turns into a flame and our lives around us are changed. We suddenly have the courage to step into the unknown and follow our dreams or our hero’s journey. Inspiration can be found almost anywhere if we are observant. For example, when we walk outdoors to enjoy nature, watching a child at play, mediating on a personal concern, or looking into your loved one’s eyes. By doing these things it reminds you what an inspiring being you are. Often inspiration can hit you like a bolt of lightning, electrifying your ideas into action. Inspiration has the power to change the world. For with inspiration, whatever we can imagine becomes possible. Inspiration opens the floodgate to possibility, brings a smile to our face, and adds a spring to your walk. By using inspiration each day in your life, you will begin to see change not only in yourself but in others as well. Remember, it’s inspiration that turns the ordinary into extraordinary, fear into hope, and darkness into light. Inspiration reminds us that we are greater than what we acknowledge and are more resilient, and powerful than what we give ourselves credit for. Inspiration helps you see who you really are, it helps you get to your destination, and it helps you fulfill your heart’s desires.
Now it is up to you to decide. Is Inspiration important or is it just a part of a long history?