About Inspired Action
I like to say that conscious creation is as simple as getting focused on what you want (rather than what you don’t want) and then doing what feels good (i.e. taking inspired action).
(Abraham calls that “alignment, and then …”)
Simple process. Point yourself in the direction you want to go, then follow inspiration.
But some folks say even though they focus on their desire, they don’t get any inspirations for taking action. Meaning they don’t receive any brilliant ideas to follow up on.
Which makes me think they might be mistaking what inspired action really is …
Inspired action isn’t always obviously related to your goal or dream.
It isn’t always clear about how it contributes to your success.
It isn’t necessarily a traditional or socially-approved action step to get where you want.
Rather, inspired action is whatever feels good or sounds like fun. It’s whatever appeals to you next. It’s whatever you feel called toward or drawn to.
It might be sleeping in. Or taking a road trip.
It could be calling a friend. Or reading a book.
It might be ordering takeout, or going for a walk.
It’s answering whatever is in your heart, no matter what it is.
In fact, here’s a guy who knows how to follow inspiration:
It’s that simple! Following what’s in your heart! (Including stomping through a mud puddle!)
It isn’t always going to be something like an impulse to reach out to a publisher. Or excitement to attend a networking meeting. Or posting a profile on an online dating site.
It might be something obviously related to your goal, but often it’s not.
So if you were expecting inspiration to be something in line with the sorts of actions you think are required to get where you want to be, you’ll want to open your mind about what inspiration really is.
When I was building my coaching business, more often than not the thing that called me most was dog walks up the canyon. I did a lot of walking up that canyon! Even though it seemed like I should be in the office, drumming up some business or doing something “productive.”
Luckily I knew how the system works: the first step is to line up with what I want (which I did in three different ways, including daily pray rain journal entries). My only work after that was to do whatever felt good. Which, more often than not, was to go on yet another dog walk. (That’s still my #1 favorite thing in the whole wide world. High-vibing activity for me!)
I sure didn’t understand how I was supposed to get clients by walking dogs, but I trusted the system.
In hindsight, however, it makes good sense … I was coming straight out of corporate burnout and my mental state of mind was not positive, to say the least. Those dog walks in the canyon were invaluable vibrational therapy, shaking off years of emotional stress and reconditioning my vibration to life enjoyment.
I can see now what I couldn’t see then – I was being called to do the thing that made me an ideal match for success.
And conscious creators know it’s all about the vibe.
(I also followed inspiration to have a website designed, so dog walks weren’t the only thing I did. I also went to lunch with dad and rollerbladed in the park with a girlfriend.)
But most of my inspirations weren’t obvious things like print some business cards or speak at this event. It was mostly dog walks.
And in three months I had a full practice, so the system proved itself trustworthy!
Remember how Bashar explains it:
“Your excitement is telling you that’s the next thing you need to do. Following your excitement is actually the shortest path to what you want.”
That’s the power of taking inspired action.
It doesn’t mean figuring out what to do next. It doesn’t mean slaving away to make it happen.
It means doing what sounds fun or feels best next.
And it doesn’t matter what “it” is. It’s the vibration in doing it that makes all the difference.
You can trust your joy. It knows the best path to your dreams come true.
So if you can identify what sounds good to you next, you are getting inspiration! Trust it, follow it, and watch the magic unfold. 🙂