I don\’t know what it is about me and red shoes.
Somehow, they symbolize to me a sense of personal power. Of standing out in the crowd. Of not being afraid to be who you are. Of freedom.
When I was young I was that shy little girl standing off by herself in the corner, afraid to be seen, afraid to speak her truth, afraid of being different from everyone else, even though, in my heart, I already knew I was different. I did everything I could to fit in, to be just like everyone else. Except it didn\’t work.
I was like the ugly duckling in that old children\’s story. I was a baby swan living among ducks.
Not that there is anything wrong with being a duck.
I wanted to be a duck. I longed to be a duck.
As time went on, I grew more and more different from the crowd. I think at some point I realized that if I was going to be different, I might as well be really different.
From trying to fit in to determined to stand out, I began to challenge those around me to begin to think for themselves. I questioned all the established rules and regulations of the belief system that I had identified with for my entire life. It did not go over well.
Last night my hubby and I were watching a documentary on the evolution of thought revolving around the cure of cancer. I learned that the technology and the revelation of the leading scientists that are now right on the edge of a major breakthrough in the cure for cancer actually had been suggested by scientists way back at the beginning of the century but they did not have the technology or the knowledge of how to put into action their original findings into a workable antidote.
Sometimes those of us who choose to think outside of the box are only the forerunners for those who eventually share the revelations to the world.
Do you have something inside of you that is churning, burning inside of you that you are sure will change the world? Does it seem to be at odds with the collective thinking of the day? You are not alone! Many of us have been in the position of being the person who is caught wearing red shoes in a sea of loafers!
Don\’t be afraid to stand out! Don\’t be afraid to throw caution to the wind, to stand up and reveal your true self to the world!
It may not go over well at first.
The original scientists who came up with ideas concerning a cure for cancer never got the recognition in their lifetime for the ideas that they presented.
Here\’s another suggestion… what if you are wrong?
I have struggled with this one myself…
This has been my conclusion..
Joy Andreasen is an author, lecturer, psychic medium, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual consultant. She can be reached via her website, www.whispersofjoy.net