INSPIRATION

In our Home page we talk about:

The ‘Inspired’- There are intuitively inspired individuals who are able to access a higher level of consciousness and come up with answers to apparently insoluble material problems. 

What do we mean by inspiration?

Oxford Dictionary definition of Inspirationthe process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative: a person, place, experience, etc., that makes someone want to do or create something.

The key concept is that some external person or source prompts us to do something. The inspirer does not have to be a living person.

The idea of the influence of ‘another’ is widespread – poets, authors and composers talk about their ‘muse’  - engineers and designers talk about being inspired - and some esoteric writers are open about the source of their inspiration – i.e. Mdm. Blavatsky, Annie Besant, Alice Bailey, Rudolf Steiner, Dion Fortune etc..”

‘It is possible for a man, if he so desires, to identify himself with the spirit and therefore with the Divine Ground, which is of the same or like nature with the spirit.’

As we progress, we will need to understand what we mean by the Perennial Philosophy and Spirit – we will look at these in other pages on this site – now let us continue to look atIntuition,

First we need to understand that in looking at matters of the spirit, we are dealing with higher levels of consciousness that are only accessible through a particular mental approach. This is a clear distinction with conventional matters that are contacted by the usual material methods.

For our continuing exploration, we will accept, at least as a hypothesis, that the teaching of the Perennial Philosophy has validity - and accept that it is possible to actively access the wisdom of the realms of higher consciousness – rather than simply waiting for inspiration to arrive.

Let us look at an outline of how this wisdom may be accessed: where necessary we will call the individual carrying out the process ‘the initiator’.

Accept the starting point is to accept that there is available a higher wisdom only accessible through an altered state of consciousness,

Choosehaving accepted that this wisdom is available, a decision is then taken on just what help is being sought – is it personal or for some esoteric project ?

Ask Then ask for help – start by visualising the project as currently seen – then concentrate the mind and ask for help in taking the project forward.

Listen- nowit is necessary to listen to the guidance that comes through. It may not happen immediately and may arrive through synchronistic events. It could be a new individual making contact, it might be through the introduction to a mystery school, it could be book ‘leaping from the shelves’ in a bookshop, it could be through intuitive sparks of information, ideas coming through in meditation or even a dream, whatever form it takes the initiator needs to be open and take on board the information that arrives.

Record – it is helpful to record these ideas in writing, whatever their source, as they are easily forgotten. Gradually build up a coherent plan from these individual pieces of information.

Visualise – when the plan becomes clear, visualise it vividly. The holding of the vivid vision becomes an esoteric ‘beacon’ that will help to attract new energy and resources to the project. The absolute clarity of the beacon and will also repel those who might be interested out of curiosity and would not be prepared to make the commitment necessary to help take the project forward

Act the ideas given for project may simply outline the objectives, leaving the method of achieving these objectives to the initiator.

The Initiator now needs to take all the necessary action in order to move the project forward. This will involve drawing up a reasonably detailed plan of the immediate action to be taken, including people and resources needed. Then action has to be taken to implement the plan. But the initiator is no longer alone. They now have the help of the Guidance that has come forward. This help from higher consciousness will be going out to inspire the individuals and resources needed to help the project flourish. These will come forward in unexpected ways and the initiator needs to respond and understand that this unexpected help is to play a vital part in building the project

Maintain Contact– the Guidance is always available to the initiator. As progress is made, there needs to be regular contact with the guidance that has taken an interest in the project. Information will flow in and this may indicate a course of action slightly different to that originally envisaged and there needs to be sensitivity to these subtle ‘changes of course’.

If the initiator is working in harmony with the guidance, everything needed will be made available, but it may arrive in a totally unexpected fashion. So constant awareness is needed in order to assess the relevance of unsolicited people and resources that unexpectedly appear upon the scene.

Result – if the project is genuinely of value to the community, has the support of higher levels of consciousness, and an initiator totally committed to the project, who listens carefully and follows the ideas that come through, then inevitably the project will flourish and become a successful sustainable organisation.