Ms. Inspire; Flowing through Basel and Strasbourg

 Baby Buggies on the streets of Basel, Switzerland 

Baby Buggies on the streets of Basel, Switzerland 

Ms. Inspire, that's the name of the boat I'm on.  When dreaming of travel and adventure, cruise life has never once crossed my mind yet, I’ve found myself aboard a luxury riverboat.  Yesterday we were docked in Basel, Switzerland.  After floating down the river last night while we slept this morning we woke up docked in Strasbourg, France.  Where does synchronicity show up in your life?  With The Year of the Travel behind me I hadn't expected to do much traveling this year, but once you declare yourself a world traveler the universe will probably take note and give you more opportunity to travel if you're willing to say yes.   Here are a series of photos and musing that will hopefully make you feel like you're a part of the journey.  

 I have a thing for bikes, and beautiful doors... 

I have a thing for bikes, and beautiful doors... 

Is there a Ms. Inspire in your life right now? A dream within like a boat floating along a river in Europe asking you to get in, unpack your clothes and sail down the river of your passions and see where it takes you?  How do you take care of that boat?  How do you stoke the flames of inspiration within yourself even when your fears threaten to blow them out?  Can you think of times when you should have said yes to the inspiration knocking on your door, but instead you've said no?  I thought hard about telling Christie I couldn't join her on this trip, to pick someone else, that surely she didn't mean me.  I had a lot of fears about saying yes.  This year has been a huge lesson in mindset, paying attention to what flames I'm fanning.  I'm doing my best not to act out of fear, but to act out of inspiration, passion, intuition, and love.  

 Basel, Switzerland 

Basel, Switzerland 

When I feed my fear thoughts, I get more fear and I can paralyze myself with anxiety effectively stifling all inspiration or creativity.  But when I stoke the flames of passion I get more inspiration, more joy, and often more work.  End of January through February, I was stoking the flames of fear in my life, and all that brought me was more anxiety, more fear, and more problems.  The past month I've been stoking the flames of my passion, keeping a positive mindset acting "as if" I'm already as successful, beautiful and wealthy as I think I want to be.  This mindset is changing how I interact with others, how I think and how I feel and in return, I'm getting more of what I put out into the world.  

 Vender Watering plants at the Farmers Market in Basel, Switzerland 

Vender Watering plants at the Farmers Market in Basel, Switzerland 

The past month I’ve found a strids or a flow in my work.  The events I’m hosting, the networking I’ve been doing the people I’m meeting.  I feel entirely in the flow.  Sitting in the dining room on the back of the boat this morning watching the eastern light make the windows on the buildings along the river glow with morning light I realized how I’m finally in the right channel in my life.  Like this boat, the MS. Inspire is in her channel, it's the perfect one for her, in fact, she was built so precisely for this channel there is only about a foot of space on either side of the locks when we pass through.  It's that way for me now too.  There might be tight passages as I learn to trust more, but I'm in the right channel of my life.  It's what all of my experiences up until now were preparing me for.   

Strasbourg, France

Recently I've been focusing on making each step I’m taking in my work be a step that will tell the universe I want to be on the boat!  Not only do I want to be on the MS. Inspire, I want to be a Ms. Inspire in my work and in my community.  I want the universe to know that I'll say yes to the opportunities that I'm being given so that it will continue to send them my way.   

 Motorcycle in Strasbourg, France

Motorcycle in Strasbourg, France

The more I trust, the more I'll float and flow.  

Notre Dame, Strasbourg, Switzerland

Is your dream flowing down a channel or docked?  

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