You cannot create inspiration. Inspiration comes to you.
Often when you go into a creative space, there is a drop-in process that prepares you to step into that creative mode, and no amount of preparation will bring inspiration in if you’re not ready to receive it.
When you learn to recognise the signs that inspiration is ready to drop, you can immediately tap into the space where you can call it through and just channel. There’s no need for the long process of doing your breathwork, or journaling to get ready. Once the inspiration gives you the nudge that it’s ready to be received, you can open your channel up and receive it.
These nudges can look like many things:
- Your work had dropped and it appears like you’re going through a lull
- A sudden desire to review a document in relation to your project
- You feel overly active in times of rest
- A feeling that you are forgetting something
It’s important to take note of anything that feels unusual, stop, and then ask for guidance on what that feeling is relating to. More often than not, it’s inspiration that’s ready to land.
On the opposite side of the spectrum though, if you’re sitting there waiting for inspiration to land, it’s probably not going to because you are waiting for it. When you sit back and let it come to you, it’s going to flow much easier.
Opening the space for inspiration looks different for everyone. Many people open up to it simply by starting. Some people can open the channel by tapping into their mission, while others open it by lighting incense and making their workspace a sacred temple. Allowing yourself to be open for that inspiration to land is the most important thing because, if you’re forcing yourself to work, you could be blocking that creative flow.
There are also many different types of inspiration. Sometimes you can get in the moment and tap into free-flowing inspiration where you need to stop what you’re doing so you can create, but there are also going to be times when you need to set a container so you can jump into your inspiration and create in a more formal setting.
It’s also important to understand that if you are in mid flow and mid-sentence and suddenly everything completely goes, don’t try and get it back. You need to let it go and move onto the next thing. It’s important not to attach yourself to inspiration, and let it come through you when it’s ready to come through. If you force yourself to finish something that’s not ready to come through, you’re going to miss out on important information and your final product will be different.
Inspiration comes when it’s ready to be here. You need to have patience, even if your inspiration is not working with the time frame you had in your mind.
There is a reason for that, and it’s always because what is going to land is going to be so much more than what you imagined it would be.