What it Means to be a Muse
by Linda Forrest
Merriam Webster describes a Muse as a source of inspiration, a guiding genius, but few of us understand where this inspiration truly begins. Science is yet to definitively prove the origination of thought. We look upon it as a higher reality, the vague demonstration of random ideas, or even the goddesses born of Apollo, striking like random bolts of lightning. In truth, being a muse is about an experience far more powerful than any of this.
The most powerful placebo effect available to any human is to be touched by another human. Whether it is the touch of the body, of the mind or of the soul; whether it is through physical contact, the blending of colors in a painting or a song that reaches to the very core of who we are, being touched transforms us and fires within us the desire to truly live.
For many of us, the experience of being touched is fleeting at best. We often settle for surface level connection or addictive gratification believing this is our only opportunity, these rare moments of grateful reprieve from a world we begin to perceive as an inherent place of suffering, but this is not our nature. Our nature is to live in bliss, to know happiness and to exist in a state free of suffering.
My purpose as a muse is to introduce you to that state. Through my contagion, I hope to teach you to be free of your suffering and to inspire within you your inherent state of grace, to light a fire in your belly even you cannot contain, so your genius can then pour out and inspire the world.
What is the muse experience like for me? There is a quote by William Butler Yeats that speaks to it better than I ever could. He says, “We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.”
I live so that I may sit quietly with you and offer you the opportunity to see your true brilliance and in this way, I hope you find yourself here.
At the age of 23, Linda Forrest decided to refuse the definition of incurable when she was diagnosed and medicated for severe PTSD and addiction. On that day, she began a study that would eventually result in her discovery of a cure.
Through diverse research combining the sciences of psychology, pharmacology, neurology, and education, she assembled a puzzle that has not just cured the condition but has also helped hundreds of others to finally discover what it means to live a life free of suffering.
As an author, speaker, muse and mentor, she continually calls into question what it means to be human and offers clear explanations of what becomes possible when we finally eliminate fight or flight triggers.
To find out more about her and her journey, visit theinspiredevolutionproject.com
This first article was perfection. I will always be grateful for the understanding I have gained from you. Learning from you how to live from the inside out in order to help myself and those around me to live better lives is just the best experience I could ever want . Looking forward to your next article of inspiration.
Thank you, Judy. It’s an honor to witness your progress. I’m looking forward to supporting you in your next discovery.
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