It occurred to me tonight
as I invoked the muses before writing,
it is nice to have divine inspiration,
but it can’t do much if we don’t receive
what it is we are asking for.
Let’s get clear on what we want:
and then let us receive these things we ask for,
by breathing in deeply.
Then feeling the existence of these wondrous qualities within us,
let us share them with all beings
by giving of ourselves,
breathing out completely.
Yes, invoke divine beings–
angels, teachers, guides,
but then let’s do our job too.