Inspiration is all around us if we just look a little closer or take the time out of our busyness to see it.
We have shared about artists and their amazing creations that inspire us but, for me, there is one place that moves me in ways I cannot even fully comprehend – the sea. The sheer power and beauty of it causes me to pause and admire God’s handiwork. All of my senses are stimulated.
I hear the shells trickle back and forth with each wave creating a melody. I feel the salty wind whip my hair around my face, the cool sand soft between my toes, and the waves colliding with my shins. I smell the sea breeze calming and exciting me at the same time and I taste the salt in the air.
Sight has always been my strongest sense. Ever since I was little I would see things my family missed and by the sea I am overwhelmed. I see it all, the depth of color range from blues to greens in the water, the soft white of the sea foam, the rhythmic and almost hypnotic waves rolling in and out to the horizon, the unique patterns and colors of the treasures from the deep – shells of all shapes and sizes and the array of colorful sea glass. And, of course, the creatures and people scattered on the sand, in the air, on the sea, all adding to the visual cacophony of a day by the sea.
All of it refreshes, inspires, and creates a peace that surpasses all understanding.
Is there a place that does this for you? How do you hold on to all that inspiration when you leave it?
I have found that it is important to carry those feelings with me home from the sea, so I intentionally have decorated my home with things that remind me of how it feels to be there. In the photographs, the blues in my rugs, and the jars of shells, rocks, sand, and sea glass we have collected, you will find my moments of peace and inspiration. It helps me to find a stillness and quietness in the midst of the chaos and busyness that is everyday life.
Next time you are in your place of divine inspiration, take it all in, maybe even write down how it makes you feel, and then grab a token to take home with you to remember what it feels like to be overwhelmed with peace and inspiration.
If you have other ways to hold on to that feeling of divine inspiration share with us! We would love to hear it!