I used to look to others to inspire me to do things, whether it was starting their own small business, finding the perfect job, or attracting the perfect partner. Everyone else seemed to have their life all together. A lot of coaches tell people to follow their advice, and they'll have a successful business, find a rewarding job, or attract Mr. or Mrs. Right into their life. For me, it's fine to listen to experts on topics that interest me, but only up to a point. I now 'Take the best and leave the rest.' I take on board the ideas and suggestions in the presentations that resonate with me, and let them germinate and ferment in my mind, creating a synthesis mixed with my own inspiration.
I understand that it's up to me to tap into my own well of inspiration, which is always there, but often covered in the dust of noise from the outer world. I find that in quiet times, it's the urging of my inner voice that ignites my passion. What is it that is and has been calling me to take action? What is the repetitive message that I have been getting whenever I have a chance to rest in my inner peace? For me, my inner voice has been encouraging me to share the light by offering my sound and energy healing skills to others who can benefit from them. I want to reach out to as many people as I can to support those who need or want to make a positive change in their life. Repetitive messages that I get are: 1) create a series of sound healing videos, each based on a chakra, 2) expand our outreach geographically for the sound healings, 3) spread the word about Reiki healing and teach others how to do Reiki, 4) write about my life experiences to encourage others who are going through a difficult time, and 5) write about how my life relates to the inspirational quotes that I post every day on Good Vibes.
When I am in a meditative state, whether sitting in silent meditation or walking in nature, I am receptive and open to messages from my higher self. This is called 'being in the divine feminine energy.' As the quote above says, "Everything you need is already inside of you," so I don't need to look outside of myself for inspiration. I don't need to wait for approval or suggestions from others to start moving forward with my life in a way that supports my highest good. Not only do I not need to wait until I'm 'ready' to share my experience and skills, I know that if I do wait, I will never feel like I'm (good, experienced, smart, skilled, etc.) enough to get started with what my heart wants to share.
This is how we procrastinate and put limitations on ourselves. I could say, for example, "I want to write my stories to help others, but I don't know how to get started, and I can't seem to find the time." I might feel that I have to take a writing class first, I might be waiting for someone to inspire me, or I might feel like I am unworthy of sharing my thoughts with the public. In that case, I will wait forever to get started until conditions are perfect.
So, off I go -- putting myself out there and making myself vulnerable.