Using Inspiration To Change Our Lives For the Better
By Sheri Lawson
On March 31, 2012 At 1:08 am
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“When you are at peace within yourself, life becomes easier and effortless with an elegant expenditure of energy, because you are in harmony with the rhythm and pulse of Life and then you become the most valuable asset to yourself and to the Universe.” – Dr Jeff Mullan II
This picture and quote reminded me of how beautiful we all are and the capacity we all have for love and creativity. The wonderful man who shared it, Jeff Mullan, is a great source of inspiration and hope to many. He lives his truth by sharing only pictures and messages with the highest vibration. When I saw this picture it immediately changed my mental state. An explanation follows below.
Perhaps one of the most difficult things about changing old habits and creating new ones is being consistent. It takes conscious effort every day to take actions that move us forward and out of old patterns. What if we forget what actions we need to take, or we aren't sure which way to go and fall back into the old habits? How do we overcome that? How do we remember to do a little every day to create the life we want? Today I got a good reminder and it filled me such inspiration I had to share.
There are many inspirational artists, poets, philosophers and writers out there to draw inspiration from and social networking sites are perfect for that.. My social network of choice is Facebook. I've developed what I believe will be some lifelong friendships there, and I've learned so much from many great teachers, from spiritual light workers, to authors, poets, doctors, political and gay rights activists, and just ordinary people being authentic and sharing their lives with the world. Being a political activist myself (in addition to being a light worker) I sometimes get caught between the two worlds. The world of the activist can often be passionate, edgy, a little angry or disillusioned, often draining. For those who just want to follow the "peace" in life, I"m sure it can be off-putting. But like I said in a post today, I admit I'm a little obsessed with politics. But if I didn't voice what I believe are the rational facts based in a more compassionate view of society, I would be part of the problem, rather than the solution. And my soul won't let me sit back in silence while our world is hijacked by those who have no interest in a better world for anyone but themselves.
Shortly after posting that I saw this picture on Facebook posted by Jeff Mullan. It immediately had an impact on my heart, head and mood. I felt my heart chakra open and love spilled in. Suddenly the antics of politics weren't important to me anymore – at least in that moment. And the mood has continued for several hours since.
So what I've concluded is that what we must do every day in order to stay focused on our goals, is to seek out inspiration, let it feed our souls and then pay it forward. Share our discoveries with others in an authentic way. I do that through my writing and by trying to create my own Intuitive Reading business.Our authenticity is what unites and connects us, and I suppose that's why I'm an activist for gay rights. Asking someone to deny who they are or suffer being labelled a second class citizen has never resonated with me. I would think – I would hope – that we are better than that.
Now, day by day I try to remember how much I want to share the wisdom I have gained over the years with others. I have a unique gift of seeing the beauty in every soul and can often detect where people get stuck in their lives because of negative stories playing out in their heads. I'm all too aware of this because the same stories have kept me from moving forward for half a century. But it's time to burn those tapes in our brains and allow the loving supportive universe to lead us into a bright authentic future filled with light and love. We can do that day by day with positive self talk, loving ourselves, replacing the "I can't" words with "Yes I can." And then do a little every day to reinforce those new inspirational ideas.
Perhaps one day, when more people are treated with dignity and respect in our country and around the world, I'll evolve to a place where the energy of politics no longer affects me. But for right now, I seem to be guided to both my political rantings AND spirituality – and until my soul directs me otherwise, I guess you'll be hearing from both my political alter ego and my Higher Self for awhile.
Sheri is the author of The Spell of Religion and the Battle Over Gay Marriage. She and her husband, Steve, have a keen interest in spirituality and metaphysics. As she longed for a deeper understanding of the pathway to God, one that taught more than the simple concept “Be good in this life and you will be rewarded in the next,” Sheri was drawn to the metaphysical world, a world untainted by the personal agendas of man through dogma.
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