Today a friend said to me, "I don't know how you can constantly create. I have to be in the mood." I answered her with the above title. I know it's an odd way to put it, but it is actually sort of like that.
For as far back as I can remember, I've received incoming inspirations on an ongoing basis. It's a regular occurrence. It could be about most anything - recipes, quilt ideas, garment ideas, spiritual insights, things to write, solutions for this or that, places to go, etc. etc. etc....
I believe inspiration is always broadcasting from the Holy Spirit, but not everyone is tuned in. Just this very moment there are dozens and dozens of radio shows beaming in this place, but I don't have the radio on, so I cannot hear any of them.
The way we tune in to the Holy Spirit is by tuning up our instrument with regular spiritual practices, and with psychological healing of ego issues. Ego is crackling static and creates distortion, preventing our hearing Spirit clearly. Introspection, observation of self and counseling can help move out of egotistical life perspective. Regular prayer, meditation, contemplation, quiet time, time in nature, spiritual reading, spiritual conversation, practising the Presence all lead to awakening to what has always been there, if we would just turn to It.
Within us, original equipment, is the receptor to Spirit, the Christ Presence. We don't have to acquire it. We have to nurture it. All of us can live with inspiration on a regular basis. The Kingdom Is within.
I wish for you a life of inspiration.