Embracing Inspiration

ImageWhen is the last time you felt completely inspired?  Do you remember when, where you were, or maybe what you were doing?

I absolutely love that feeling…it fills every aspect of my spirit and I feel like I’ve connected with a whole new aspect of life.  But I also recognize there are times when inspired moments feel distant.   Perhaps you’re familiar with this feeling.

Within every moment, an opportunity for inspiration exists, but busy schedules and life happenings often interfere with our ability to notice them.

Just returning from a very inspiring journey I’ve noticed several strategies for embracing inspired moments.

1.  Spend time in nature…for me some landscapes bring more inspiration than others…do you know what landscapes inspire you?

2.  Create stillness in your mind…for some people this may be sitting on a cushion and meditating…but for me the best times and places for creating stillness within my mind is when I am going for a hike or working in my garden doing repetitive tasks such as weeding or trimming back plants.  What are your strategies for creating stillness?

3.  Imagine…this allows our inner world to expand to include both real and outlandish ideas…every idea, especially the outlandish ones inspire a new pathway of ideas.  Let your mind become child like and let your imagination run wild!

4.  Oh yes…there are Stones for inspiration…Carnelian ignites your inner fire and creative spirit.  It brings a deep sense of peace & connection with the Divine, the true source of inspiration.  This breathes life into concepts & ideas while supporting you as you take action.   Lapis Lazuli awakens ones intuitive nature, in particular accessing guidance for their own personal journey.  It expands ones vision beyond current obstacles so as to see the greater picture of their journey.

Enjoy Your Inspiration!




6th Chakra – 3rd Eye Chakra


Spring officially arrives tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20th, but mother nature has been showing us signs of spring for the past couple weeks.  The plants are shedding the shells that protected them through the winter and bursting out of the ground with vibrant spring greens.  The robins, herons, geese and cranes have been flying overhead filling the sky with beautiful songs.  And the weather has been warm and sunny…yes, Northeast Wisconsin has been having daily temperatures in the 70’s.

I love this season change…and I am fully embracing its arrival, spending every free moment outside…I hope you are finding opportunities to do so as well.

There is an Upcoming Events I would like to call your attention to:
8 Stones to Empower Your Journey Free Conference Call…Tuesday, March 27th at 7:00 pm cst.  I am so excited for this event…I don’t want you to miss it…register now!

Have a beautiful week!
Much love,
Lori A Andrus
Journey Jewels

p.s.  to celebrate the season change I have added several new pieces of jewelry to my website…Shop the Spring Designs Now

6th Chakra – Third Eye Chakra

Original art in Oil on Canvas
©2011 Lori A Andrus

…the color indigo, is located at the center of your forehead.  It is responsible for all aspects of vision…clearly seeing what can and can not be seen by your physical eyes.  It is connected with intuitive knowings and seeing the big picture of life and your unique journey.

Affirmation:  “In tune with Divine inspiration, I honor the clarity of my inner vision.”

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6th Chakra Stones

Sodalite …a visionary stone.   While calming and soothing the body it awakens the subconscious mind in a manner that allows it to peacefully experience and learn from past experiences.
Iolite…creates a sense of enlightenment by awakening and strengthening your inner vision and deep knowing of your truths.
Lapis Lazuli … expands your self awareness.  It empowers you to reflect upon habits, patterns, and life lessons in order to move forward with grace and ease.
Angelite…has a clestial feel and is one that will support you in deepening your relationship with Spirit.  It invokes a sense of peace and tranquility.  It brings gentleness and compassion to all communication and vision.