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Inspiration: Living Under the Influence - Cherie Ray


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Friday, April 29, 2016

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What is inspiration?  This has been on my mind a lot these days.  So I looked it up.  The dictionary said inspiration is a divine influence inserted directly into the mind or soul.  Inspiration can come in the simplest of forms, such as wanting to make contact with a person that crosses your mind or wanting to share a photo with someone.  It doesn’t need to be grandiose.  What seems to be captivating my attention is what we do with these divine influences.

 

While vacationing in Costa Rica, I was struck by a desire to take a surfing lesson.  I watched how the ocean was full of people paddling out, surfing, and enjoying the sparkling water.  After a couple of days of listening to my logistical mind, I began to get really bored with my internal party-pooper dumbing down my excitement.  What are you thinking?  Really?  You’ve never surfed before. You could break a leg.  At your age?  In front of all these people?   Yadayadaya!  It was in that moment that I got up, walked to the beach and signed up.  By saying yes to this inspiration, joy and excitement filled my body.  I felt exhilaration, just like being 16 years old again and being handed the keys to the car with a full tank of gas and no curfew.  Freedom!   

 

The outcome?  WOWZA!  That’s what happened.  A sense of awe, wow, joy, amazement, aliveness, and big smiles emerged from every part of my being.  In the days that followed, I realized how often inspirations come to me and I innocently dumb them down.  When I say dumb them down, I seem to focus my attention on the logistics of how, why, outcomes, and my life long response, “What’s the point?”  I can talk myself out of anything….until I don’t.

 

From my surfing experience, I believe the intelligence behind all life offers these inspirations to fuel my dance.  I also see how my tendencies to manage my inspirations creates a buzz-kill effect to those sweet offerings.  It’s like saying no every time you get asked to dance, then being upset because you’re not dancing.

 

What’s a girl to do?  Stay in the feeling of the inspiration.  Do not go into logistics, do not listen to the objections or all the reasons why not.  See what unfolds instead.  Say yes to your inspirations for no good reason.  You’ll never know the outcome of following inspirations if you only play them out in your head.  

 

Cherie Ray, MLA

3 Principles Practitioner

www.cherieray.com

Houston, Texas 

832.545.8488


 


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