How often are we almost begging for inspiration? I know I sometimes am!
We can feel stuck and maybe the lack of inspiration is the same thing as being stuck. Whether it is, or not, it can be frustrating and limiting – you have a book to finish by a deadline and you have no inspiration for the title or the contents; or you have to create a dress, or a painting, or a graphic design and nothing happens – absolutely nothing at all!
In times gone by, we would have prayed for inspiration, the Greeks believed it came from the gods. Ancient Norse religions claimed inspiration came from Odin; Christianity claims it is a gift of the Holy Spirit.
So, it’s easy to believe inspiration is divine, as it seems such an unconscious happening. It can seem as though we have no control over when, by what, or even whether we are inspired!
What if the only thing between our inspiration and us, is our minds?
What if inspiration can be active rather then passive – wouldn’t that indicate we have some control over how inspired we feel?
Whether inspiration appears through circumstance (e.g. being in love or through tragedy), geography (such as walking in nature), or ‘out of the blue’, it may all be down to our perception of life in the moment.
What books inspire you? – Read them
What music inspires you – listen to it
What nature inspires you? – Visit it, walk in it, swim in it, run in it!
What people inspire you – listen to them, talk to them if you can.
May I suggest we play with ‘being inspired’ using EFT.
And now, let’s play!
Please remember I can only generalise here. If you have a specific issue, please replace my words with your own. Also, please take full responsibility for your own well-being.
Side of your hand (Karate chop point);
Even though maybe inspiration comes from the Gods, and the Gods are not sending me any right now, I accept myself anyway.
Even though a part of me is lacking inspiration and can’t seem to make it happen, it feels out of my control, I love and accept myself, and all of my feelings.
Even though a part of me feels all this desperation for inspiration and I haven’t got any, I accept myself and my seeming lack of inspiration anyway.
Eyebrow (EB); Got no inspiration
Side Eye (SE); I need some now
Under eye (UE); I want to be inspired to ……………………
Nose; The Gods obviously aren’t interested in me!
Chin; or maybe it’s got nothing to do with the Gods
Collarbone (CB); I need new ideas and nothing is happening – maybe it’s under my control, maybe not.
Under arm; (UA); No chance, if it was under my control I’d be inspired by now
Crown; I choose to release my inspiration right now
EB; Fat chance of that!
SE; I choose inspiration
UE; I choose to start my project/finish my project/get on with my project,
Nose; maybe I’m just stuck
Chin; Maybe I can ask my higher self for inspiration
CB; I give myself and my higher self, permission to open up to inspiration.
UA; but my higher self is out of my control too (what is my higher self anyway?)
Crown; Or, just maybe I control my higher self, Divinity within me.
EB; I choose inspiration
SE; I choose to rejoice in my ability to be inspired and to inspire others
UE; I choose to enjoy the inspirational journey I am on – maybe not feeling inspired is part of that.
Nose; I want to be inspired and I’m just not inspired
Chin; why can’t I just be inspired whenever I feel like it!
CB; I choose to relax
UA; I give myself permission to start/continue/finish my project with or without
new ideas – maybe they’ll turn up as I work.
Crown; maybe all I need to do is start at the beginning, at the easiest point
Stop for a minute and consider what clarity you might have now;
What does ‘being inspired’ mean to you?
If an emotion were stopping you feeling inspired, what might that emotion be? (Follow this answer with two rounds of tapping starting with the side of the hand.
‘Even though this emotion might be blocking my inspiration, I love and accept myself’ and continue through the points for 3 rounds)
What is worrying you?
What might be the result of your inspiration?
What might be the consequences of that result?
How long is it since you felt inspired?
Where do you feel most inspired and why do you think that is so?
Is the problem a lack of being inspired or is something else the core issue?
Side of Hand:
Even though a part of me rejects inspiration, I am safe
Even though maybe the result of inspiration is not safe for me; I love and accept myself, and all these feelings anyway.
Even though maybe inspiration is in the lap of the Gods, and I can’t control it, I am open to the possibility that I can.
EB; I open up to inspiration
SE; I give my Highest Self permission to release new ideas.
UE; I choose to enjoy being inspired knowing I can handle the results
Nose; I open up to inspiration in whatever form it chooses
Chin; I give my higher self permission to inspire my writing, my design, my self
CB; I love and accept myself and my inspiration wherever it comes from
UA; I am a free being created through inspiration
Crown; I love to feel inspired
EB; it is safe to be inspired
SE; I am safe with inspiration
UE; Being inspired is my natural way
Nose; I open up to being inspired
Chin; I love and accept the part of me which feels separated from inspiration
CB; I choose to open up to new ideas, creativity and my ability to put them together
UA: I choose to be present to the inspiration around and within me
Crown; I choose to embrace new ideas, creativity and my sense of being inspired
When downloading a new program, your computer will sometimes request you restart your computer. EFT works in a similar way in that the full effects may not be noticed until after sleep.
My request is that you notice how inspired you feel as you wake the morning after tapping through this inspiration script. I suggest you have a pen and paper handy to write down anything you want to remember.