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The Divine Spark: Connecting to the Wellspring of Inspiration

A Way to Awakening, Episode 60
Swami Kriyananda
October 13, 2017

Calling Forth Inspiration

Yoganandaji teaches that we need not passively wait for inspiration and creativity to strike us. Instead, we can actively invoke the muse through concentration and connecting with the divine.


Focus your mind intensely at the spiritual eye, the point between the eyebrows. Demand inspiration with expectation, putting energy into your request. This draws high ideas into your consciousness like a magnet.


When Kriyananda wanted a melody for a vampire poem, he asked for divine help. Letting his fingers move across piano keys, a perfect Dracula theme flowed through him.


True inspiration unites heart and mind. To receive it, feel deeply and direct that energy to your spiritual eye. Expect divinely guided creativity. Songs and art emit consciousness; let yours express the highest.

Divine Partnership

Even great masters like Paramhansa Yogananda admit “I can’t, but God can.” We must put forth effort, yet also humble ourselves before the creative spirit, inviting it to work through us. Passionately seek inspiration, but don’t try to force it.

By actively concentrating yet aligning ourselves to the divine flow, profound insights can dawn anytime we attune to the infinite wellspring of creativity within us.

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