Are You Waiting for Inspiration? Or Intuition?


By  Caroline Diana Bobart

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Sometimes you can find yourself at a place where you look around and sense you have fallen out of alignment with the people, places and things around you. It’s time for change. You can feel it.

Like outgrowing an old article of clothing, you find yourself trying on the idea of a new relationship, job, home or town for size. You might even have begun explore and research a new  idea. But all the while as you’ve done this, you sense the  gap (sometimes a gorge!) between your life now and how you would like it to be, and for all your wishing, wanting and hoping, how you  can get across this divide  is frustratingly unclear.

Isn’t it ironic at times like this, that you know you need to start creating new experiences and yet feel suspended in time as you wait for inspiration about what you can do next?

This feeling of being suspended can also be another way to describe the detachment from life’s creative flow that comes when you are waiting for that single, mind-blowing, earth-shattering idea to strike. In other words, you withdraw from truly living, responding to and engaging everyday life because you believe when this bolt of insight hits, you will somehow gain the self-confidence and certainty needed to take ‘right action’. And of course, without realising it, as you hover in this space of detachment, you stray further from your inner knowing, self-awareness and your true, heartfelt needs.

Before you know it, one day you wake up and wonder why you feel uninspired, disengaged from life, unsure of yourself and likely misunderstood and unseen.

Often the feeling of being misunderstood, judged or dismissed is a symptom of a fundamental misalignment within yourself, with your sacred purpose and voice. When you experience difficulty loving and accepting yourself, seeing and celebrating your unique perspective and gifts, the people and situations you encounter tend to reflect your own discomfort around being out of kilter within yourself.

The matching of your outer experiences to your inner landscape is how universal order continually spurs you on to restore harmony where there is inner misalignment and unease.

As unpleasant and uncomfortable as the feelings around inner misalignment and unease can be however, what if… just for a moment… you could relax your gaze enough to see them as a trail of golden nuggets of wisdom laid out by your higher self?  How BIG would that moment be?  How might  you feel the moment you discover that there is a map illuminated by golden nuggets of wisdom within you, whose sole purpose is to guide you from the relationships and circumstances you have outgrown, to ones that are more closely aligned with your TRUTH?

As this map comes more clearly into view you will inevitably begin sensing the mysterious guiding force embedded within it. This inner guiding force is your inborn intelligence that is always there, in tandem with universal order, spurring you on to better yourself, become more self-actualised, to improve your life.

So, if you have been waiting for inspiration about ‘right action’ you can take…

Your first step is to realise that being in that space place – waiting for inspiration – is operating almost exclusively on a ‘mind’ level. In terms of the changes you know need to happen to  your external world, we often  think of them almost like holographic absolutes that cannot ever be birthed into the three dimensional realm. They are missing a key ingredient. If you were to look at those necessary  changes  for what they  truly are  – mental constructs, yet devoid of intelligent life force energy  – they are unfulfilled  because you, your heart and your soul haven’t yet been invested. Perhaps you’ve been unwilling or too fearful to take a chance on yourself.  Even if you have seen or been able to sense your inner golden trail of wisdom, up to this point perhaps you haven’t trusted yourself enough to follow it through

In distrusting our self, we  become severed from our  natural, multi-dimensional co-creative ability.  We  unwittingly begin to believe the untruth that you can create with a segmented, limited part of the  rational mind.  And in the face of important decisions that need to be made, we  can forget our intuition and  find  ourselves looking for  guarantees that we  are making the right and only choice, and that everything will turn out okay.

Having an awareness of  the important decisions that haven’t been made, the lightning bolt of inspiration that never struck, can feel like a  harsh reality. You may feel disempowered, paralysed, like your situation did not, could not and still cannot change. But what do you have to lose?  When you  feel stuck, waiting for outside inspiration, existence can become a static limbo devoid of real laughter, spontaneity and joy. We do only what is required to keep our life ticking over. We  take care of duties, errands and tasks but that  true sense of purpose, the  meaning and lasting life-change we  long for seems far, far away.

If you  feel despondent and that you have lost touch with your essential self,  THIS is ultimately what blocks your seeming good fortune from coming your way.

How do you dismantle this dynamic and set yourself free?

  • You dig deep – and then dig some more – until find your courage.
  • You consider the universal truth that in life, there are no guarantees – ever.
  • You accept that your inner knowing – that resides within you NOW – is the most powerful tool for personal transformation.
  • You forgive yourself that up until now, you haven’t been able to acknowledge your inner knowing has been with you and willing to work for you all this time.
  • You realise that it is the role of universal order to bring to you what you need.   Only by following your inner knowing can you invite universal order into your life.
  • You trust as you grow your self-awareness and understanding of your role as a conscious creator that your life will organically and perfectly evolve to validate your courage, intuition and inner wisdom around your needs.
  • You grasp on a core level that there is no such thing as one right action you can take to create a desired, perfect outcome. Your soul came into this lifetime to learn and the school room is meant to be a colourful, ever-evolving, meaningful journey through life.
  • You take personal responsibility for your role as the only one who can affect positive change and fashion for yourself a new experience of life.

If you’ve been waiting in limbo, you can be pretty much assured now that that lightning bolt of inspiration and ‘right action’ isn’t magically going to strike.

Listen to the whispers of wisdom that are emerging from your golden inner map.

Where is your attention being pulled?

What is the decision your inner knowing is guiding you to make?

Take intuitive action TODAY.

Remember, any intuitive action you take now symbolises your willingness to follow your wise inner trail… the trail of inner healing, transformation and meaningful, lasting life-change.

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About the author:


Caroline wants to live in a world where it’s easy for others to connect with their innermost desires and experience the exhilaration that comes when they find their groove. An  Intuitive Life Coach,  Caroline is the creator and facilitator of  Everyday Alchemy: Intuition at Work and Play, a system of intuitive self-healing programs,  thoughtfully designed to help you reveal your own essential energetic, intuitive and creative nature, and effect positive, meaningful life change.

You can experience Caroline’s work by joining the  Everyday Alchemy Personal Empowerment Community (EAPEC),  a platform designed to give you greater self-understanding and alignment with your inner knowing, spiritual purpose and needs. In this confidential and sacred space you are invited via online teleconference each month not only to show up as your most authentic self but to participate in various combinations of group discussion, journaling exercises, guided meditations, intuitive coaching and energy-based self-healing techniques.

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