Would a big dose of inspiration or insight feel good right about now? How about a fresh way of seeing things in your life?

If you’ve answered yes, good news is here! February is here to guide you in creating more of what you want through inspiration and fresh perspectives.

The beginning of February always feel so magical and special for me! I feel a new breath of life that flows through me with more joy.

“The Feast Day of Brigid, known as Imbolc, is celebrated at the start  of February, midway through the winter. Like the goddess herself, it is meant to give us hope, to remind us that spring is on its way.

The lessons of this complex and widely beloved goddess are many.

The Celtic goddess Brigid lends us her creativity and inspiration, but also reminds us to keep our traditions alive and whole. These are gifts that can sustain us through any circumstance.

Her fire is the spark of life.”

Inspiration is ‘the spark of life’ as noted in its etymology:
inspiration (n.)

  1. 1300, “immediate influence of God or a god,” especially that under which the holy books were written, from Old French inspiracion “inhaling, breathing in; inspiration” (13c.), from Late Latin inspirationem (nominative inspiratio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin inspirare “blow into, breathe upon,” figuratively “inspire, excite, inflame,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + spirare “to breathe” (see spirit (n.)).

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. [Genesis ii.7]

The sense evolution seems to be from “breathe into” to “infuse animation or influence,” thus “affect, rouse, guide or control,” especially by divine influence.

Inspire (v.) in Middle English also was used to mean “breath or put life or spirit into the human body; impart reason to a human soul.” Literal sense “act of inhaling” attested in English from 1560s. Meaning “one who inspires others” is attested by 1867.

  • What or who inspires you? As you consider the most inspirational experiences of your life, who has played an important role? How has that experience stayed with you throughout your life? How do you use that inspiration daily?

A new way of seeing life can be helpful especially if you are feeling doubt or fear. Perspective, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. When we engage with our lives in new ways, we are more likely to see things differently.

  • What area of your life would benefit from a fresh outlook? What are some tools that you use to create a different perspective? What do you notice when you shift one area of your life?

There are a multitude of options when we are willing to let go and allow our experiences to generate new wisdom.

Shifting our mindset, opening to new options, engaging in life in more powerful ways encourages new perspectives and inspiration!

Practical Magic: Gratitude
I’ll be the first to admit that I need to practice this far more often than I do! Truth is, when I ‘count my blessings’, I automatically feel better! When I allow that ‘breath of source’ to re-enter my soul, I can approach my life with more creativity, vitality, and joy.

Key Words:
Love, Freedom, Growth, Pattern-breaking, Evolution

Things to watch for:
Abundance
: more energy to prune and release yourself from patterns.
Integrity: remembering your values and truths.
Patterns: energy is available to break the ones that don’t work.

Challenges to navigate:
Past sorrow:
old grief surfaces in order to be cleansed and healed.
Restrictions: perceived or real they are ready to be released.
Patterns: they are here to be reviewed and changed as needed.

Affirmations to repeat:
I enjoy look at the same situation from as many different perspectives as possible.
I value breaking ineffective old patterns.
I trust and have faith in the deep essence of who I am.
I surrender to the higher design and to God’s will.[1]

Blessings on their way:
Love, Abundance, Wisdom, Work

Your Sensuous Wisdom™ Reflection Questions:

  1. As you tune into your body, what does it want from you for greater vitality and healing?
  1. As you break away from old patterns and habits that are not for your highest good, how do you feel?
  1. How are you cultivating more delicious activities and relationships?

[1] Arrien, Angeles. The Tarot Handbook. 1987. p. 70.

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