November 12, 2021•540 words
I am really intrigued by, and partial to, the notion that ideas and inspiration are energetic waves that travel through the universe or through whatever metaphysical media and are intercepted by minds, perhaps related to the pineal gland, and perhaps in priority of spiritual attunement to this flow. The more at ease your mind - free from mind-altering substances**, anxiety, stress, anything that create blockages - the more attuned and receptive you are to imagination, inspiration, ingenuity.
Stay grounded to receive cosmic airdrops.
"Whatever that apothecary put into my jar
it made me want to forget that my body is made of stars.
There's fires in all the graves (Those fires will never die)
We keep killing all the flames." - Joe Horton / No Bird Sing, Basquiat Loves Company
I have had countless great ideas since early grade school - of inventions, stories, games, environmental initiatives, educational reformation, futuristic and sustainable societies and their intricacies - only to not act upon them and see others actualize them years later. I received the signals first, but they acted. Act on my intuition! - it is quite literally divine inspiration! It may just be our purpose in life.
Invoke intuition & implement inspiration. Do not let fortunate opportunities pass.
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back -- Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." - W.H. Murray
Sidenote: In attempt to search for the above Murray quote, I stumbled upon an excerpt from some book titled "Modernism and Poetic Inspiration: The Shadow Mouth" about Orpheus and Eurydice, which seems to touch on this same phenomenon in a different way. Going to check this out after various pieces by T. S. Elliot in my backlog.
"Orphic sensibility is attunement to what's beneath attention, ungraspable except in those heightened states of distraction otherwise known as inspiration, and even then realized only as expenditure, as jubilation and lament." - from the aforementioned book
**This isn't entirely accurate. I shouldn't have said "free" from mind-altering substances - that was born out of a desperate desire to improve my habits and I momentarily clung to the Christian and AA ideas that total sobriety/abstinence is the "true" way to live. The true way to live lies in balance and moderation - homeostasis and psychosynthesis. No one else's reality is mine, or yours. We are immensely complex and varied; we have to search within ourselves the truth. Inspiration flows more easily when one is harmonized with the internal and external. Holism is holy.