Question: How do I get inspiration if I don’t feel inspired?
Higgins: Please explain.
Question: When I sit down to write I often have no inspiration on the topic. Thoughts run through my head about all the other things I need to be doing.
Higgins: Right. So it’s not that you are not inspired, you just don’t like the inspiration you receive.
Question: If I don’t write when I have time then when would I be expected to do it?
Higgins: Now we are getting somewhere!
There is a natural ebb and flow to the creative genius you physicals all possess. The best option is to sit to create when the flow is there for the taking. Much like a cow that is ready to be milked there is a point when your creative genius is full and ready to be released.
Of course we realize that for many of you work and responsibilities repeatedly get in the way of this sort of pleasant creation.
The next best option (and the option for you) is a skimming option. Let us use the milk scenario again. When milk sits, the cream floats to the top and can be skimmed off. Create a notebook or other tool to commit flashes of inspiration (cream) to paper. The majority of the idea is commited to paper then later, when you have time to commit to your project, reading the idea acts to prime the pump of your creative well.
Question: So you’re saying that in those times when I sit and wait for inspiration I need something to prime the pump of my creativity? I thought that’s what Spirit Guides do.
Higgins: We are enjoying your questioning.
Yes. Priming helps. Spirit Guides do inspire you, often. Remember though, that it is you that gets an idea flowing. An idea picks up speed and momentum and creative force as you put attention to it. Gain the attention of your Spirit Guides by the intensity of your effort to head in a particular direction.
(Note that this last segment is incomplete regarding the assistance of Spirit Guides but close enough to truth for this topic.)
Question: I used to write free flow of thought for a few minutes before my real writing began. I guess that is what you mean. I haven’t done that lately because I’ve been short on time.
Higgins: Indeed, that is a very good way to get started.
Question: I guess that kind of answers my own question, doesn’t it?
Higgins: Indeed. And so we are complete.
Received October 13, 2011 at Everett, Washington