1. Find out what you want. If you don’t know what you want, find out what you don’t want, then reverse it.
2. Write a list of your goals and desires.
3. Make a vision board with images and words. (optional) Write down your wishes and add images to them to activate your left and right side of the brain. Make a small vision board for each goal or create one big board.
4. Ask for divine guidance and answers.
5. Become aware of your surroundings and watch for “signs” in the form of vivid dreams, chance encounters, actual street signs, something lying on the ground where you walk. It could be a note, a piece of paper or an item. Ask yourself how this could relate to your questions and guidance to reach your goals. Let your feelings guide you. If the action feels good to you or just “feels right”, it’s inspired action.
A while ago, when I was trying to figure out a way to express my creativity, somehow despite my very busy work schedule, I “coincidentally” found two books in the recycling area of our building. People often leave things there instead of throwing them in the trash, just in case someone else might be able to get some use out of them. The two books that stared me in the face were titled: “Twitter 2.0? and “Professional Blogging for Dummies”. I picked them up, but at the time didn’t quite know what to do with them. It just seemed “interesting”. A few days later I got to a point where I felt so extremely frustrated with the fact that I just couldn’t figure out how to bring creativity back into my life, I just gave up and thought: fine, I just work at my job and will never be creative again. (So, there!)
Then later I thought: well, at least I should have a blog, but I really had no idea how to go about it. And about two hours after that I got an email form a friend of mine, asking me if I knew anything about “wordpress” and if I could help him with it. I had to email him back that I knew absolutely nothing about it. But then I thought: Well, what is wordpress actually? How does it work? So, I opened a wordpress account out of pure curiosity, just to understand how it works. Well, and ever since that day, I’ve been blogging and “twittering” every day and am consequently very happy and relieved to have found a way to express my creativity!
That was divine guidance and inspired action! It just all came together, and a lot quicker after I “gave up” and surrendered. When we surrender to inspired action, we let go of the resistance. We stop pushing the river. We get out of our own way. When we let go, space opens up for new ideas and opportunities. A random conversation with a stranger, or an article we accidentally come across in a magazine left behind at a cafe, can guide us to the fulfillment of our desires.
When I was in art school, we got an assignment one morning to create a 4 ft. by 6 ft. drawing. The subject matter was optional. I knew I had about 3 hours to complete the project because I had to pick up my son from school by 12:30. I had no idea what to draw. So I walked around the building with an absolutely blank mind, being very open to inspiration, any inspiration, when I come to a table where someone had left several piles of old magazines. Ah, I thought, I look through those to get ideas, but as I got closer I saw there was one magazine left open to a certain page featuring a large photograph of none other than lovely Johnny Depp. I knew instantly that this was it.
My perfect idea was almost literally presented to me, as if on a golden tray, really! So, I used that photograph and finished my 4? x 6? coloured pastel drawing in two hours. It turned out to be one of my best pieces that semester. And a few weeks later I sold it for $500, which I desperately needed at the time. That, again, was inspired action at its best.
To let inspired action work for you:
Let go! Surrender your own ideas (which are oh so limited) of how you think things should or could work. When you let go, the universe opens up with millions of ideas, and then presents you with the ultimate and most satisfying solution.
Taking action is good, taking inspired action is divine!
by Luzia Light, The Daily Goddess Blog