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Musings On “The Inner Voice”

We all have defining moments in our lives. Most of us will experience several, some more insignificant or less memorable than others.

The Challenge

Sometimes I struggle with sharing a story because I want it to be about why I had to go through it and how I got through it.  And not focus on what happened. Also because you kinda hear yourself and it sounds like I’m still whining and complaining.

While telling some of the highlights of what happened, the purpose is not to relive and blame, but to find empowerment. I’m even doubting why I should tell this story but the spirit led me to it.

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A view from a tree

I often lay on my sofa and words come to me and develop into a story. I’d often times let the words and stories float out of me as quickly as they floated in. Then one day I heard my inner voice, my spirit say “gal get up and write it”. I didn’t question it, I just did it. As I started to type – which by the way is not my preferred form of getting my mind and thoughts out, I started to get caught up in the format. I got distracted with writing things in the order as they happen or should be written as opposed to writing what spoke to me at the time.

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Photo courtesy of Mystique Photography

Let It Flow

This is one of the biggest lessons that my journey has been teaching me, I have to practice letting my inner voice be heard. Stop trying to force it to follow a sequence or order. Just let it flow. The more I allow my inner voice to speak and the more I listen, the louder it becomes. I’ve found that it rarely led me wrong, I just chose not to follow. Yes, learning to listen to myself and honor my emotions. Flowing with energy of my inner self was something that I was learning to do and it has been taking me to new places.

The point of this post? Don’t fight the journey, the process – whatever that may be for you. Let it meander, zig zag – don’t force it to be “in order”. Listen to that inner voice, that gut feeling. It’s there for a reason.



Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown is Founder & host of Carry On Friends one of the first podcasts dedicated to the Caribbean American Experience. She is leading the way for Caribbean Podcast as the founder of Breadfruit Media, the first Caribbean podcast production company; and founder of the Caribbean Podcast Directory a place to discover podcasts by people of Caribbean Heritage.