You Are An Individual

Photo taken by me @ The Botanical Gardens

You Are An Individual

We are all blessed with intuition yet not everyone listens to those soft words, which come from our heart.

Have you ever been faced with a situation where there is something that is telling you to stop yet you go ahead anyway? That something telling you to stop is your intuition. My mantra is to always listen to that soft whisper. When asked to do something or go somewhere your initial reaction is that of your heart. That is your inner self or your intuition that guides you in the right direction.

I believe we are all connected. We are all brothers and sisters. What makes us individuals is not our hair or eye color but our spirit. Our spirit with roots in creation and passion. Our spirit and our heart are at the core of our individual nature. Within spirit lies our creative talent - our true authentic self. Our heart houses our feelings and passions. These two entities work together to help us find our true self.

Being an individual is being able to tap into your spirit and find the real you. We must not adhere to what others think or feel we should be. We should march to our own drummer and seek our own truth. Just think if we were all the same in our creativity and passions, what a boring world this would be. We are all one yet unique in our spirit.

Here are a few suggestions:

1. Let go of responsibilities that others have bestowed upon you without your consent. You should not have to live up to any choices others have made for you. You are your own person and as a result make your own choices.

2. Do not ask permission for anything. Stand on your own and create from your spirit.


I have the little voice that tells me no for whatever reason, but then I don't like to disappoint the expectations of others. In the end I try to find a balance of the two.
Icy BC said…
Oh I love the second suggestion: stand on your own and create from your spirit! Beautiful Jo!
John, I know what you mean and it's difficult to ignore those expectations.

Icy, Thanks so much :)
*MrsMartinez* said…
I like your number two suggestion. Often times, I think more of what others would say that I let go of what I want! But I am trying to learn to do everything by my decision. Accept the consequences that arise from it, learn a lesson and move on!
Michelle, very well said. I hope you are having a great weekend.
Marilynne said…
I'm listening to my creative self and making curtains for the office tonight. Unfortunately, they may be excessively creative (grin).
Kass said…
This was the perfect thing for me to see right now. Thank you so much.
rainfield61 said…
I always listen to the whispers of the trees in the jungle.

I follow their calls during my hiking trips.
RNSANE said…
I think, for most of my life, I've lived to the expectations of others. Part of that is that nurse thing. Now, as I'm in the final chapter, I'm doing things my way...only problem is, I've now found myself low on funds but high on ideas!
Diane AZ said…
Your lovely image from the botanical gardens shows beautifully how we are all connected yet unique.
Marilynne, Too funny :D

You are welcome Kass

Rainfield, I know you do and that's what makes you so special.

Carmen, Isn't that always the way?

Diane, Ah, so well said, thank you.
Self Sagacity said…
Joanne, this past week, something happened and your post is quite fitting for my situation. I heard a little whisper, but the curious side of me wanted to find out anyhow. And I did - the outcome was not good...I thought I should have listened and "obeyed" my intuition. Yet, the outcome was a confirmation and answer to help me with future decisions. So, I didn't regret not listening, but do need to lick my wounds a bit to heal. Your post helped in this healing process. Thanks.
Self, I am so glad that it helped in some way. I know that when I don't listen to my intuition which is rare, that the negative is always there. I'm glad you are in the healing process. You can email me anytime by just going to my about me profile. Take care and thanks for sharing.
Ratty said…
I agree with this one very very much. I feel a strong individuality within me. I know I am quite different from most other people, and I know that is a very good thing, no matter what anyone else might think.

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