If you spend most of your time spinning your wheels, you aren’t in a receptive mode. You need to slow down and listen and then go out there and take inspired steps to bring the idea you receive to life.
How do you do this?
You need to get out of your own way. Step aside, turn your brain down and listen.
Here are some ways you can do this.
Watch Kitty TV - Stare out a Window
This stare-out-the-window method helps you get into observer mode. It's relaxing and opens up some space in your mind. Observing is akin to listening. We allow the world to pass by and so our minds loosen up. You can also do this outside in nature or at an outdoor cafe. Let yourself drift for a while and soon ideas will begin to float to the surface.
Dance with a Vacuum
You can also do the two-step with a broom, mop or sponge. The point is to engage in a task that takes no thought. Your mind is free to wander. Be careful to not let it wander into a highly focused state. If you do, bring your mind back to the task. Don’t make your focus rigid. Relax your mind and slowly let it drift again. The point is to keep a soft focus. You’ll know you’ve gone astray if your body tenses up. You can’t dance well by thinking too hard about the next step. Your body will tense up and the dance won’t be fluid. If you can maintain this gentle focus long enough, your mind will open up to ideas.
Sit Down and Shush – In Other Words Meditate
The point of mediation isn’t to receive divine downloads. Often it’s used to train your mind to come back to the present moment. Our minds like to zoom all over the place. It’s what they do, so we train it to stay in the now in order to have greater control of it. But mediation is about sitting in the silence and being open. In this receptive mode divine downloads often appear.
Envelop Yourself in Music
Put on your head phones and listen to some mood music. Find music that makes you float, and then do just that. Relax into it and see what comes to you.
Sometimes these methods don’t work in the moment, but if you stay in a relaxed state for a while afterwards, ideas will find you. Often we’re too busy, too tense, too stimulated to allow a divine download to come through. We always have the answers or ideas we need.
Give these a try or find other ways that you can suspend your conscious mind in order to receive some divine downloads. Become like a cat. The ancient Egyptians revered cats because they are so good at hovering at the edge of relaxation and alertness. It’s the state you need to be in to create, be open to ideas and allow all that you’ve dreamed into your experience.
I invite you to share some of your ways of opening up to receive in the comments. What you share can help someone else.