Updated: Jan 26, 2021
November 22, 2020
My Insights About Insights
I was talking with a friend the other day about “insights”. She asked me how one knows when the insight is Divine in nature, versus just from your own thinking mind.
I had to think about that, but then offered the following...I think most of us will agree with the perspective that we are all created in God’s image. If that is true, then we should be able to say that at least a piece of God, is within each of us. If that is the case, then it would seem to me that any insights we may receive, are at least partially, from God, because God is within each of us. I hope that makes sense.
Now, another aspect of the idea of insights that I have wanted to address, is “what exactly is an insight?” I am coming to realize that many people are actually a bit surprised to learn that they are being provided insights almost continuously, throughout their daily lives.
So, what is an insight? Well, and please note that this is just my understanding, belief, and interpretation of the topic...I think an insight is an idea, or a feeling, or it can even be a taste or sound, that you might notice all of a sudden, but very briefly.
The very brief nature of the flash of insight is very important to remember, because when one is busy with their everyday life, it is very difficult to pay conscious attention to a “flash of insight”!
Some of you may be nodding your head at this time, agreeing with the idea of how quick and fleeting, an insight can be. Allow me to provide an example from my own life.
A while back, my life felt very stagnant to me...I was unable to work, I didn’t have a lot of energy, but I was restless to “do something”. So, one day I was doing one of my household tasks, and all of a sudden, in a “flash”, I “saw” myself talking, in front of a camera. I was startled by it, but didn’t pay it much attention. I continued to work on cleaning the house. Well, a long period of time went by...probably a month or so...and I was still experiencing my feelings of restlessness and the desire to do something useful with my life.
Well, as I was vacuuming the floor for the umpteenth time it seemed, I saw that same flash of insight in my mind’s eye...kind of like a movie scene. There I was...talking in front of a camera, again.
This time, however, I did pay some attention to it...but I had no idea what to do with the information. So again, it faded away after a while...until I was talking with a new friend one day, and he happened to be a video producer for client’s websites.
During our discussion of a variety of topics, I was discussing my desire to “help others” and how much it meant to me. My friend had recently learned that I had lived a pretty tumultuous life when I was younger but that I also had learned how to move forward from all the trauma. He then commented that I should pass along my life experiences to others...and that he thought they would benefit from hearing about those experiences.
I had a hard time believing him because I tend to lack self-confidence and couldn’t imagine that others would be interested in what I had to say. As we continued to talk, my friend suggested that I should make a video about one of the topics...and he would help me to edit it and make it look professional.
Well, that is the exact moment that I flashed back to the quick insight I had “seen” long ago...twice! So, from my perspective, I believed that insight was a “clue” as to what I could “do” to feel more useful and engaged in my life, at that time.
So, I finally “listened” to that insight, and now here I am, several months later, and I have started my own YouTube channel, and this blog! I tell you truly...none of this would have happened if I had not paid attention to that insight many months ago!
I have continued to receive many flashes of insight since the one I just wrote about...and I try very hard to pay attention to them now, as soon as I receive them. The hardest part however, as is the case with my example story, is figuring out how and where they fit into your life...but I have learned that the “mystery” of the insight is a very exciting time...because you get to play “detective” to find out where the insight fits into your life, like a jigsaw puzzle! Then the real fun begins!
I still get very excited and energized each time I receive a new insight...because I know now that it means there is something else out there for me to do...and most likely, it will be something that uses whatever passions I have, and it will result in me feeling more fulfilled in my life...which is something I think each one of us deserves!
Well, I hope that I have made the proper connections in my example, so that you might be able to gain an understanding about how very important insights are, and how to incorporate them into your life.
And...yes, I am also planning to record a “video” about the topic of insights!
Many blessings to you all! Love, Losha.