You're Invited: What Inspires You?




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Inspiration comes in many forms. I think it is important and interesting to explore what inspires us. We are all so different and so the things that light us up may look and feel very different. Doing a deep dive into what inspires you may help to offer self-correction when your inspiration cup has run dry.


This morning I took part in a three-hour workshop with one of my Teachers. This is the Teacher that first stole my heart and introduced me to parts of myself I didn't know existed. I used to watch him on my T.V. via his DVD course on Kundalini Yoga. I was so excited to learn more, I ended up flying to New Mexico to train with him. That was nine years ago now. Since then I have done two more courses with him. The last time I trained with this Teacher was in 2014.


Recently I have been craving to learn from him again and because of the pandemic, I was able to take a wonderful workshop with him today live on Zoom. This experience filled me up with inspiration. He has been teaching for almost 50 years I believe; he is in his seventies now and in great shape. Must be all that yoga.


Learning from people I admire fills my cup! Since the workshop ended I have been in deep contemplation about inspiration. What is it? What does it do to us? What inspires us? And do we know how to seek out the inspiration we need when we need it?


I am so inspired by learning. I love to learn! It has taken me some time to get to the place of the student mind. An open, curious mind that wants to know more. Recently I was working with a client and I was supporting her as she took a new path with teaching. She was nervous and was frozen with the fear of the unknown. This is so common. The unknown can be terrifying but what is worse than the unknown is the stories we make up about it. I introduced her to the concept of the student mind. It is my spin on living life from that curious place of openness. I explained that if you go into a new situation and try to prove to everyone there that you are smart enough to be in the room, one may come off as arrogant, and if you enter the space feeling insecure and not worthy enough to be in the room than that vibration of insecurity causes those around us not to trust us for we don't trust ourselves. However, if we show up with a student mind, curious, kind, helpful, engaged, open, and willing to be inspired well then the frequency that one emits a grounded, open, and willing to learn. Some may say that you are even a breath of fresh air! It is also very supportive to taking in information. We can only learn to the degree we are open to learning.


It took me a long time to find the student mind within myself. I had to drop all the stories that told me I was stupid, or that I wasn't good enough. It was a long and beautiful road to get to know my own mind, my own hidden agendas, face my fears, and find my curious open learning mind. And now it is all I want to do. I hope to be a student for the rest of my life.


I am also very inspired by a good storyteller. I love learning through stories and those who have mastered the art of teaching through storytelling have a special place in my heart. I admire this gift and it is one I try to strengthen in myself. When I need a pick me up I will listen to a well-done Ted Talk or watch a film that paints a picture of a courageously lived life. I love to read about people's lives and what they created out of tragedy. To look on the bright side of life after so much pain is unbelievably inspiring. Transforming pain into purpose requires self-dedication, self-love, and humour. To find joy in the dark is miraculous.



Nature inspires me more than anything. I love to sit and listen and watch birds, my cats, flowers moving in the breeze, snow falling, seasons changing, seedlings growing. Nature is the definition of inspiration to me. A magic wonder that fills me up with life force energy. I used to think I was lazy because I could sit and do nothing but take in the world around me for sometimes hours on end. Now I know this is just meditation. I love doing nothing and by doing nothing I am filled with creative energy. A bird's song dances in my heart, it awakens and soothes my sometimes tired nervous system. So much joy and inspiration come from the subtle things we can often ignore.


I think that's what inspiration is...at least for me. It is that subtle and not-so-subtle energy that fills the spaces with wonder that was once contracted with doubt and worry. Inspiration evokes divine energy within us, bringing us into remembrance that we too are divine.


Do you allow yourself to be inspired by the world around you?


Inspiration needs a place to land. We can make room for inspiration to move in us if we practice building this relationship with creative energy. It is much like letting in joy and wonder. Sometimes the mind can be too dense with thoughts, there is no room to be inspired. But if we can recognize that inspiration is of extreme value then we can spend time doing the things that bring us into remembrance, and possibility.


In Love & Wonder,

Patricia MacNeill





Victorious Sisterhood: We welcome you to join us every Monday at 11 am PST, where we connect and notice the cycles of our lives. Each week through checking in, we can see how we are shifting and changing over time. We hold a protective and safe space for you to be in whatever season you are without judgment or comparative energy. We celebrate all seasons and welcome each woman's experience. Please register to join us tomorrow or a Monday soon that suits you best!

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