“I don’t do anything unless I’m inspired.”
Visions of sugarplums, dainty silver bells and silvery fairy dust danced through my bewildered mind one wintry afternoon not long ago when my friend Fenna made this comment to me. What a wonderful world it would be to live like this, I breathlessly imagined.
Then, after my initial reaction of Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole, I tried to seriously visualize myself living in this radically magical way Fenna had described. My first and very logical reaction was No Way.
Too many things to take care of. Too big of a To Do list. And the inevitable sense of disappointment in myself if I didn’t finish my self appointed tasks of everyday life. Lots of real work needs to be taken care of whether I am in the mood or not.
But, despite my left brain, lawyer- like rationalization, I found myself clearly enchanted with the dreamy possibility of living life in this glorious fashion. If everything I chose to do felt like I was living out a spontaneous wish, I would, of course, truly enjoy doing it, I reasoned. What a wonderful way to experience my life. But how to access this intriguing state of Inspiration and to take up residence there...those were the questions I pondered.
I asked myself what beautiful ambiance, what mystical setting gives birth to inspiration? Or, to put it in more colloquial terms, what actually goes on in this mysterious and magical “hood”?
Seems like there has to be some dancing...real (for dancing always raises our vibration) or metaphorical (a dancing spirit).
And, borrowing from the name of a critically acclaimed movie, the Incredible Lightness of Being must be present. There has to be a connection with the Universe, a trusting that we are cared for and guided. That we need only let go of “trying” and let ourselves receive. That we choose to move through life openly and gracefully in this state of anticipation and appreciation before these gifts are even delivered to us.
And, most certainly, there must be curiosity about this incredible quantum world in which we find ourselves. And a sense of wonderment about what we have still to learn. How all of life’s creations interact with each other. And how we are all a part of this continuing network and dialogue of caring and cooperation.
With this dancing spirit, curiosity and wonderment and an incredible lightness of being, how could we not be inspired to enjoy and appreciate and to want to learn more about this magical playground of our lives? And, as we move in the spirit of love, we draw more love to ourselves. The wondrous law of vibrational attraction, yet another fascinating gift of the Universe in which we live.
Is that fairy dust falling ever so gracefully in my heart as I contemplate the Joy of inhabiting this new dimension of possibility?
image from Pinterest Watercolor Fantasy and Fairy art by Sarah Pauline