Need Inspiration? Look Within

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If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • You are your greatest source of inspiration. It is an energy that lives and breathes inside of you. Similar to the soul, it is infinite, limitless, boundless and pure.

    Tapping into your inspiration has little to do with doing, changing or figuring things out. Those responses create unsupportive barriers which clog the pathways of this force. It is a feeling that emerges from inside and expands outward. You may recognize it through a flash of insight, a rise in energy, an a ha moment or internal shift in your state of mind.

    Just like life happens, inspiration happens. You have no control over how and when, however you can influence it. To strengthen and discover the depths of your source, all you need to do is breathe into the ordinary moments of your day. Breathe like you did when you were an infant, a slow, deep, rhythmic breath that extends far into your lower belly. This automatically hooks you up to the subtle energies of creativity.

    Consider drawing, painting, writing, singing, dancing or building. This energy attracts and guides you toward reflections of your own inspiration. Reflections are abundant. Connect to the moment and you will see them clearly. Become what you would like to see and they will reveal themselves.

    Nature carries the vibration of inspiration. Take time to smell the flowers, notice how experiences wash over your senses carrying the scent of your higher calling. Receive the energy of a supportive hug or smile. Give thanks to all that you are right now rather than who you wish to be.

    Remember, the choice to act on your inspiration is yours. You may choose to sit with it awhile allowing it to penetrate your tissues, bones and blood nourishing your wisdom. Sit and receive it as if it were the warm sun on your face.

    When life gets messy, confusing or overwhelming, see these situations as possible well-springs for inspiration. It is your discomfort that helps these moments grow, transform and convert into knowledge. Be mindful of your judgments; they interrupt the process by taking you on a course of reactivity, attaching you to what is not real.

    Be humble and respect others, as they too carry the seeds for inspiration no matter what their journey is. There are no have and have not’s. There is no good and bad, right or wrong. It is simply an awareness of a powerful energy that connects you to spirit. As you receive it, you will naturally seek rather than resist others who carry it. Water these connections through your attention and presence.

    Begin and end your day from your heart. Connect to the earth mindfully as it replenishes and cleanses your soul. Know that your well of inspiration will never dry.

    Sherianna Boyle

    Sherianna Boyle is a former school psychologist and parent educator. She presently works as an adjunct psychology professor and is the author of three books, Powered by Me® for Educators Pre-K-12, The Everything® Parents Guide to Overcoming Childhood Anxiety (in stores June 2014) and The Four Gifts of Anxiety (to be released Jan 2015). In 2012, she offered a one hour teleseminar titled Tools and Strategies for Empowering the Educational Community, on Hayhouse. She has a private stress therapy practice where she utilizes a variety of tools including neuro coaching and energy techniques. She has been a thriving yoga and meditation instructor for the past twelve years. Her students describe  her teaching and coaching style as  warmhearted and intuitive. She is the proud mother of three daughters ages 6, 11 and 14 and is married to her hometown sweetheart for the past sixteen years.

    For more information, please visit www.sheriannaboyle.com.

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