“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” -Patanjali
December, a month of celebration, party, gifts and nice food, it may also be a month for some to reflect upon their work in 2017. What had you done for yourself, what had you learn, what is your biggest breakthrough realization? I open up this writing with a quote which I wish to inspire you to start living from this space of inspiration (In-spirit), a space where you live in alignment with the Dormant forces of Universe, where everything seems to come alive, watch how you breakthrough every limiting thoughts, transcending every limitations and expanding into the new, great and wonderful world.
In my Living from the Heart workshops, you would had heard me said 2017 is going to be a year of changes, many shifts will begin to take place. You may experience shake up in different area of your life, whether it’s career change, shift to new residential area, you may be called to pick up a book that you wouldn’t had given it a second thought before, learn some new skills. All events or people that shows up seems to be pointing you towards a different direction of how you had been living your life. Deep within you, something had been awaken, you are ask to begin living in peace with who you are, coming back to spirit, remembering the love, kindness and joy that are all within you. Not dominated by any material requirements set out by others telling you who you are or what you need to be. You are slowly emerging into a life where everything begins from within, not dominated by external forces anymore.
Living an inspired (In-spirit) life is the ultimate calling for everyone on this planet, deep within us, we hold the power to connect back to this huge invisible Universe force that is constantly guiding us along in life. Living in-spirit requires trust and faith and it requires one to watch beyond all illusions and separations in the material world. I used to think that I hold a lot of roles in life, the role of a son, boyfriend, student, teacher, friends, business partners etc etc… With every different occasion, I became a different person that I thought I need to become. Over the years, I begin to realize more and more that the more roles I have, the more separations I created within myself, there are no such thing as different me, I am who I am, the one spirit within that is here to experience life. According to a French philosopher Teilhard de Chardin who said, “we are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
Letting go of all these roles / masks allows me to align myself back to live In-spirit, every moment I am constantly reminding myself to get back into the space of inspiration. Not indulging myself in any negative or self-sabotaging patterns, I practice some tools that gets me back into that In-spirit space again. Rather than getting caught in the cycle of fighting mode, bigger toys, higher achievement, more of this or more of that, I can instantly choose to shift my state and come back to the space of Love, Joy and Peace.
Below are 03 tools that I use to help me stay inspired or in-spirit.
1) Develop a heart of gratitude.
Start practicing gratitude to everything (good or bad) that shows up in life, no matter how big or small it is, it can be someone giving you a smile or the phone that decides to hang on you, put a smile on your face and acknowledge the situation with a true Thank You in your heart. Being constantly in the state of gratitude is highly powerful, it not only shifts you out of any negative emotional state, it can almost immediately bring you instant miracles.
2) Don’t take things personally
In the event where people seems to be attacking or judging you, rather than taking it personally and react to them, take a step back and reframe your thoughts. Other people’s perception of you have no concern to you at all, what matters is how you respect or think of yourself. When you have total self-respect with confidence, external forces or words can’t affect or shake you at all.
3) Trust your inner nature
Trust the inner voice within you that is guiding you, the only time when you can be who you are is when you let go of who everyone else wants you to be. If you are living in your true nature now, who would you be or what would you be doing? If the answer is being a lovely, peaceful and harmony musician, then start being that person you are meant to be. Don’t let others pressure you into being someone you don’t want to be, let your inner nature show you what you are meant to do in this world.
Of course, there are many more ways that could lead you back in-spirit, what I had shared above are the tools that had accompanied me through many emotional and life changing situations, I find them very effective in shifting my state at every situation. Although it looks really simple, it requires a lot of effort and practice, a new habit don’t just form overnight, practice it day and night and whenever the situation calls you to be. Please take this chance now and do something that allows you to stay In-spirit, make every day in your life count, begin doing things that you never thought you would and enjoy the miraculous rides ahead. I promise you this In-spirit journey is going to be one that brings you zero regrets.
With all my love, I hereby wish you many love, joy and peace be with you in this wonderful month, Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. See you in 2018!!! Sat Nam!