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Inspiration

Inspiration is pure soul-guidance. You could call it synchronicity revealed. It is more blatant than suggestive.

The following conditions are characteristic of inspirational decision-making.

  • Thoughts appear to arise from nowhere.
  • The thought is persistent.
  • The thought is linked to actions that you need to take.
  • There are consequences for not following your inspiration.

Intuition can best be described as a creative “eureka” moment—a sudden breakthrough to solving a problem. Inspiration, on the other hand is more like receiving continuing guidance that allows you to stay in a state of “flow.” When you are in “flow,” synchronicities become daily or weekly occurrences.
What appears to be happening as you progress with your personal evolution is an ever increasing alignment and concentration of energies that support you in your soul purpose. 

I sometimes think synchronicity and inspiration are two elements of a behind the scenes conspiracy directed by the soul to get you to focus on living out your soul’s purpose. I could fill pages with descriptions of serendipitous events that have happened to me over the years that I cannot logically explain. Following the promptings of your soul is like surfing a wave. The energy beneath your feet carries you along and you are simply there for the ride. 

When you reach the stage of inspiration, you can let go of your vision. You are living the life of a soul-infused personality that plays in the quantum field of universal energy. You are now standing on the wave with your surfboard, and the wave takes you where you need to go. The last thing you want to do at this stage is start to make plans because you are no longer in control of your destiny. It is as if your soul has taken over your mind. Following you soul’s purpose becomes all consuming. Herein lays a danger.

Your unrestrained soul motivation for fulfilment can have a similar impact on the rest of your life as your unrestrained ego motivation for achievement. In both situations you may find yourself spending long hours doing your “work” and ignoring your health and your family.

The main difference is that your ego-needs make themselves felt when you are young and in your physical prime, whereas your soul-needs usually make themselves felt when you are older. Balance and discipline are needed now, more than ever. If you don’t focus and develop balance, you will compromise your ability to fulfil your soul purpose.

Here are some of the characteristics of a self-actualized, soul-infused personality.

  • They have a lot of energy and stamina.
  • They usually look younger than their years.
  • They are playful and humorous.
  • They are always willing to laugh at themselves because they don’t take themselves too seriously.
  • They are at ease with uncertainty.
  • They are flexible and adaptable.
  • They are focused on their mission.
  • They are quick to learn and, they are very intuitive.
     

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