Inner Healing & Personal Growth Coach
Inner Healing & Personal Growth Coach

Something happened inside me

Last week, I bought Sunday tickets to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It’s springtime in New England, and it’s been pretty gloomy. This decision felt like a remedy to that gloominess, but what I hadn’t planned on was the reset it brought to my heart. I have always loved this museum, although it’s been years since I’ve been there, and truthfully, I don’t know if I have ever had the experience I had yesterday. 

When we walked into the central covered courtyard, the heartbeat of the museum, I felt like my spirit had found home. With magnificent architecture, flora and fauna, ancient hardscape, and height, it felt like heaven above. 

For the next two hours, we wandered from one creation to another. Rooms were set up just as Isabella had envisioned them over a hundred years ago. The honoring of this legacy felt so promising. I listened to the guided tour, curious, intrigued, and inspired by all this woman accomplished in a time when a woman’s spirit wasn’t nurtured in this way. 

Observing Isabella Stewart Gardner’s legacy and her dedication to bringing her vision to life is a powerful reminder of what is possible when we follow our passions. It inspires us to tap into our own truths and pursue our dreams with unwavering determination.

This inspiration benefits us individually and radiates outwards, positively impacting those around us. When we are filled with passion and purpose, it shows up in our actions, words, and interactions with others. We become beacons of light, spreading positivity, creativity, and motivation wherever we go.

In essence, by allowing ourselves to be ignited by the energy of others and nurturing that truth and passion within ourselves, we not only enrich our lives but also become a source of inspiration and service to those around us. We become catalysts for change, creativity, and growth, creating a ripple effect of positivity that extends far beyond ourselves. Ultimately, embracing and embodying this truth and passion is a profound service we can offer ourselves and the world around us. 

I hope these images have sparked something within you. If they have, I invite you to prioritize the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on your next visit to Boston. You won’t regret it.

* Here are this week’s Journal prompts:

How has visiting a museum or cultural institution rejuvenated your spirit and inspired you in the past?

  1. Reflect on the impact of visionary individuals like Isabella Stewart Gardner and their dedication to their passions. How can their legacy guide us in pursuing our own dreams?
  2. Explore the idea of being a source of inspiration and positivity by embracing our passions and nurturing our inner truths. How can this ripple effect create change and growth in both our lives and the world around us?
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