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JLynn has been in the Art, Craft & Jewelry industry for over 30 years ~ promoting creativity through Education and Media. As a published designer, JLynn is known for her detailed, colorful Jewelry, unique Altered ART Wood Tiles, and Artwork. Online since 2004, a former eBay Power Seller, and currently on Artfire and Etsy. Family, Art, Nature and Kaleidoscopes are her biggest inspirations

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Pathyways to Emotional Intelligence

IQ + Emotional Intelligence + Creative Intelligence = HAPPINESS!

There will be no apologies because I’ve not written on my blog since January lol – but there will be a catch-up on Emotional Intelligence with a twist of Creative Intelligence thrown in here.  You see, “Intelligence” as in IQ, - is just not enough.  This morning, I felt compelled to write – because when you get upset with something you’ve seen, read, or heard - the best thing to do is, put the good stuff back out into world, to offset the bad.  In addition, if your feathers are still a bit ruffled - then take some time to be one with nature.  Which is exactly what I did for 5 minutes...I took a step outside in my bare feet and captured some beautiful photos of the Hydrangea in my backyard, during a light rain shower (in between the torrential downpours we've been having this week which are much needed though!).

Now you're probably wondering...what did I read that ruffled my feathers?  This...

“People who do NOT have (BLANK) are (BLANK)” – and those that don’t have (BLANK), are not going to get anywhere in life.

Mind you I left the actual offending words blank as most of you can fill in your own, based on your own experiences.  In this case - I don't even think you need the actual words to see or feel the not so nice energy coming from a so-called educated person.  Does all this sound familiar?  Chances are that no matter where you are, or what you do – you will have encountered a person that speaks like this. Someone that is highly judgmental, critical - and has little respect for his/her fellow people - and that same person believes that their way is "the" way..and that if you're not on the same path as they are - well - you don't get "any where" according to their narrowed viewpoint.   Which of course made me think and ask..."where", is this person's, where??  Makes you wonder doesn't it?  Is that the "where" - where you really want to be?  Not for me - no thank you - definitely not my cup of tea.

Is it possible that IQ has taken over all facets of this type of  person, to the point where they forgot their manners?  Maybe.  Or quite possibly instead - it's more about the person's education, and the fact it didn't include any type of Emotional Intelligence...  Either way, all I know, is that the "Magic 3" (my catch phrase for IQ, Emotional Intelligence with a twist of Creative Intelligence), make the best combination for peace and happiness in life.  Individuals are made up of more than the number of their IQ – and it’s the Emotional Intelligence portion that touches upon our hearts, mixes in compassion, with a generosity of mind, spirit, and sensitivity.  Add to that - there is a certain kind of freedom gained for having risen above the old ways that judge, criticize, and bully – to instead, utilize your combined intelligence (the magic three...) to encourage, inspire, and lift others up. 

So, if you have ever felt hurt by inconsiderate comments like this – let me remind you again, that ALL of Life is unique, and that ALL paths are unique, for each and every individual, including YOU.  One can focus on the downers in the world - or one can realize that there are more people showering out the good, positive vibes and energy - having focused and educated themselves to find that special balance for IQ, Emotional Intelligence, and Creative Intelligence.

If you’d like to read more on the Creative Intelligence side – and how you can BE the CAUSE for creating a more well rounded Education that encompasses not only IQ, but Emotional and Creative Intelligence - here’s the link to my latest “Inspiration Rejuvenation” article in my Facebook Group “Artisans Create Together” – called Creative Intelligence.

Looking forward to sharing more with ideas, thoughts, and creative projects as I transition and bring together JLynnJewels and Creative Soul & Home.  
~Janice

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