Have you been graced by a valid opinion?
Or have you been hit by an onion?
“Should I listen to this person’s opinion, or not? They are part of my inner circle; yet, it feels like I’m getting mix messages. What should I do?”
I get this type of question all the time in my intuitive consulting work. So let’s dive in.
But first, let me start with how this concept came about. The way my blindness is – seeing two direct-to-sight letters at time – every time I see the word ‘opinion’ my brain registers it as the word ‘onion.’ It makes me laugh.
So today, I want to share with you the idea that other people’s opinions can turn out to be onions in disguise.
I don’t know about you, but there have been times in my life when I’ve had opinions turn out to be onions. Because they can….
Sometimes, even when those close to us mean well, their opinion just doesn’t feel right. You wonder if they even heard your question correctly. You can’t put your finger on it, but something about the conversation went sour. At first you’re not certain. Hmmm…. Maybe, their opinion was an onion sprinkled with sugar.
A good opinion is all genius. An onion is genus Allium. Close in written appearance; yet, very far apart in function.
So how can you tell whether you’ve just heard a good opinion or you’ve gotten sacked with an onion? Here are some clues:
But what about opinions that are disguised as onions? Here are some tips to tell when you’ve been handed an onionated opinion.
But first, here is the most important onion caveat: haters never offer opinions. Only onions. Step away from the onion immediately.
For everyone else you hang out with, here are clues to watch for when a verbal onion comes flying your way:
After years of helping others find and trust their deeper information, if you smell an onionated opinion, be kind, listen if you like, and take that opinion with a grain of salt. Or ignore it. Especially, if they are being poisonous, ranting, or sending some mental opiate your way – hoping you fall under their spell.
It’s really best, on a day-to-day basis, to let go of other people’s opinions. Opinions often bump up against your truth and power. It’s exhausting. The contradictory energy will wear you out and can stymie your dreams.
Trust the information your soul has firmly planted in your inner garden. Get your blue jeans on, dig in, and get on with your life. You are in charge of the fruits of your choices and labor. No one else.
Your opinion is what matters most of all. No matter what, you’ll always circle back to that place you know holds your truth. Where there is truth, there is soulful power. Start there next time you’re tempted to go outside of yourself.
If you still need a valid opinion on a matter, which does happen from time to time, go for it. But be aware of flying onions.