Do you know what I love? I love it when I get excited about something. Excited in the way where every fibre of your being tingles with the knowledge that you are doing what you are meant to be doing, despite impracticalities and a smaller voice telling you why such a thing should and can’t be. Do you know what I am talking about? Have you had that experience? This feeling is also known as inspiration, epiphany and ‘the muse’. It’s a moment and a state of being where something between you and the outer world clicks in such a way that an opening is created in the realm of possibility. Whether or not, like Alice, you choose to fall down the rabbit hole in moments such as these is entirely another matter.

I am fortunate in that I have that feeling on a semi-regular basis- enough to know that when it comes around that I need to pay attention and follow my nose and all the signs because it is leading to the next path on what has been a pretty amazing creative journey. And I really love living my creative life in this way because I know that when I am inspired in this way that I am living in alignment with my purpose on this planet. That may sound a bit corny, but I really do! It is what connects me not just to my creative path as a designer, artist and coach but also to my role in the creation of my own life. Because, whether you like it or not, this is what we are all doing every single day!

I love that feeling of true inspiration and connectedness because it indicates to me that I am on the right ‘bigger’ path in my life.

I learnt something amazing last year from a great researcher and author Dr. Joe Dispenza. He connects the worlds of creating and science. He backs up descriptions such as mine, with cold hard scientific facts in such a way that shows us why it is so important that we listen to these moments of heightened emotion connected with vision of something that we want to create. When we concentrate and put energy into the vision of something that we want to create, the spark that really lights the fire to making that happen is the purity of the emotion that couples with the thoughts. This is not just something that I am saying, this is something that the latest research in neuroplasticity actually indicates is indeed the case.

Think about that for a moment, its mind-blowing, really it is! Sustained concentration on learning and doing about a particular subject that really switches you on emotionally actually changes your brain and in doing so draws a new reality toward you. It is the wheelhouse of creating anything. This is supported by further advancements in quantum theory, another subject that Joe Dispenza, among many other theorists, talk about.

When thinking about this in relation to your own creative endeavours, it puts the role of ‘inspiration and hunches’ in a whole new light. We really, REALLY, need to listen to those moments of inspiration and put energy into them, they are the moments that are leading you to finding your most authentic creative voice, your most authentic creative path, and a truly authentic and sustainable success.