Posted on May 1st, 2010
“As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.” Robert H. Schuller
We are each unique beings; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In addition to having a distinctive finger print, iris and voice pattern, we have a unique combination of personality quirks, feelings and thoughts. We each see life through the lens of our own unique experience, beliefs and perspective.
When we embrace our uniqueness, our gifts and talents come to life. Our soul has permission to shine through. When we conform in order to fit in, be accepted and avoid rejection, we shut down, numb out and give our power away. As we learn to practice self-acceptance and honor diversity, we feel safe to be our authentic self.
We all long to be seen for who we really are; not just our physical image and personality, but who we are as spiritual beings expressing our uniqueness in human form. Although we are all one at our core, at the same time we are unique vibrations of energy. When someone recognizes and acknowledges this, we feel seen and known on a deep level.
If we don’t embrace our uniqueness we may strive to be special. Special implies better than, more talented or gifted than others. It stands out from the rest, whereas uniqueness is a recognition that we are all special in our own way; no one is any better than another, just different. One person has a talent for making others laugh, another has the ability to evoke emotions by creating beautiful music, and yet another can listen with such compassion that those close by feel nurtured and understood.
Each human, plant and creature on this earth is unique, just as each planet in our solar system has distinct characteristics, and each galaxy in the universe displays it’s own brilliance, yet we all share the same divine essence.
Insights into Uniqueness
♦ Reflect on your friends and family members and explore what is unique about each of them. Do they have a unique voice and laugh? What are their distinctive personality quirks? Do they see the world differently than you? What unique gifts do they bring into your life and into the world? What is it you particularly like about them?
♦ What is unique about you? Is it your bluntness, kindness, whacky sense of humor? Perhaps its how you blurt out inappropriate comments at a dinner gathering, or see right through to the heart of the matter, or have a calming affect on those around you. Notice what triggers you, what touches your heart and what sets you apart from others. What are you known for? What are your strengths? What about your so called weaknesses, perhaps these are just part of your unique package that makes you perfect as you are. Embrace all aspects of your unique self.
♦ What happens to you when you try to fit in with a group or blend in with others in a way that covers up your uniqueness? How does it feel? What about when you embrace your uniqueness? How does it feel to be your authentic self?
Inspiration for Embracing Your Uniqueness
♦ What gets in the way of embracing your uniqueness and being your authentic self? What do you need to do to feel safe and acceptant of yourself and others? Let go of any limiting beliefs or fears that block you from being authentic.
♦ What supports you to be real and authentic? Is it your state of mind and emotions or is it dependent on who you are with? Regardless of how others view you, embrace your uniqueness and let it shine out with friends, family and strangers. Honor the diversity of others and notice how this supports you to be yourself.
♦ Touch into your unique vibration beyond your physical image, thoughts, emotions and personality. Close your eyes and center within yourself. Say hello to your mind and to your body. Notice thoughts, emotions and sensations, and then go deeper into your spiritual self. Feel your expansive true nature and notice the quality of your unique vibration as a spiritual being.
Do you have any questions or insights on how to embrace your uniqueness? Please share below.