...you better pay attention!
I sleep with my phone next to me on my night stand because inspiration always strikes at the most ridiculous times for me (like at 4am when I get up for a bathroom run and can't fall back to sleep... or when I'm just dozing off and all of a sudden, "WHAM"...). I know if I don't take note of whatever the thought was, or get up and allow those creative juices to run their course, I'll never remember whatever the idea was later. I see this as a huge blessing but also as a two edged sword.
My poor husband has learned (after almost 21 years of marriage to my creative personality) to just roll over and pull the covers over his eyes so the light from my device doesn't disturb him too much. And I'm exhausted much of the time because I can't seem to catch a break these days (I'm not complaining, by any means!!!)
Anyhoo, I've learned to let the juices flow as they come. I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that this is a God thing. I mean, He spoke and BOOM, life happened! Inspiration is nothing more than His breath caressing darkness and creating light out of nothing. Not to get religious or anything (I'm not religious anymore... I just love God and try to always recognize His hand when it is active in my life and beyond) but some things just don't make sense with any other explanation.
So when you get a thought or your heart is speaking to you in that small voice that only you can hear, whether the world looks at you like you grew a second head or thinks you've completely lost your mind, please remember that you're not crazy. You are not crazy. You are inspired! You are not alone. You are a vessel. Even when you are empty of all hope or strength to continue, you have a destiny to fulfill. In some ways, I believe we create our own destinies by our choices. But I also believe that what God has for each person is for THAT person only.
Looking forward, there are some very cool things in the works for Caheez... things I never could have imagined when I started this brand. But just a few short years later, I'm standing here, in my basement turned studio, writing about an idea (and finding it extremely difficult to keep deets on lock down) that God dropped in my spirit. And hopefully, in a few weeks or a month or two, things will look very different in the online store. Who knows, this could be an entirely new direction. But no matter how things play out, I can not deny that God has shown up here. God has dropped something small into my spirit and the creative anointing in my life is running a muck with it. I for one, can not wait to see what tomorrow brings!
What are some things that have inspired you lately? Share in a comment below. ❤️
About Carla Helené: I am the founder and creator of Caheez.LLC, an 8 year veteran curly girl with a biker husband, 2 nutzo teenagers, 3 dogs, a cat and I'm a part time waitress. I spend my ever dwindling free time as an actress in the regional community theater and draw from my 15 years of worship leading to encourage others to be the best version of themselves that they can possibly be. For more about me, please visit our About page