Manifestation begins at the moment of inspiration. The expression the spark of inspiration could not be more precise in describing the process of manifestation. The creation of our desired outcomes functions much the way a fire burns, and each fire begins with a spark. Thus, inspiration is the genesis of all manifestation.
Each time we allow our inspiration to move us to leap, to jump, to step forward, we are igniting a creative endeavor. However, much like starting a fire, that spark needs the appropriate fuel to catch it, feed it, and transmute it into an active flame. Much in this same way, we need to act on our inspiration. If we allow an inspired feeling or thought to arise in us but we take no action on it, we are not feeding the fire needed to shape and expand our desire.
This fire is not to be feared. We may hesitate to allow a flame to ignite, fearing it will blaze beyond our control, consuming everything in its path. Ironically, this fear of not being able to control this fire, the allegory for our passion, is indicative of the need to ignite it and allow it to consume what it will. The wildfire that consumes a forest may seem to wreak unmitigated destruction, but we humans fail to understand Nature’s intention of clearing the overgrowth, that the fire serves to revitalize the wilderness, bringing even stronger growth in the wake of the seeming devastation.
When we find ourselves standing still due to the fear of our own passion escaping our control, we choke off the cleansing flame of creativity. We would do well to trust in the flames, that the passionate creativity ignited by our inspiration will set afire to that which needs to be consumed and cleared to allow our desired outcomes the room to grow, feeding on the ashes of what no longer serves us in our lives.