d individuality are often used interchangeably by those who do not clearly understand their real meanings.
1) Personality applies to the human part of us, the part governed by the intellect. Others may dislike you, but it is your personality they dislike.
2) Individuality is the term used to describe the real part of us. Therefore, the more expressive are God's wisdom, intelligence, love, and power through us, the greater our individuality. Note that this is not speaking of how "religious" we are.
The more retiring one's personality, the more easily can the God within shine forth. Again, we are not speaking of introverts when we say "retiring." We are speaking of one who recognizes the difference between the personality (the human side) and the individuality (the spiritual side), and is willing to let the human side retire into the background.
John the Baptist, who represents the illumined intellect or personality, expressed it clearly when speaking of Jesus, who represents the divine self or the individuality. "He must increase, but I must decrease." [John 3:30]
Strengthening the expression of individuality within you is accomplished through
• listening to the "still, small voice" and boldly following it,
• remembering that the personality is of the human and the individuality is of God,
• affirming regularly your oneness with God, thus knowing that no other person has power over you.
If you find yourself being overwhelmed by another's personality, affirm to yourself, There is no personality in the universe; there is nothing but God.
Why You Are Necessary To God
Cady contends that "God has need of you, through whom, in some special manner, to manifest Himself—some manner for which He cannot use any other organ..." So why should you feel fear or apprehension before anyone, regardless of how important they may seem? The highest intellect, the most successful business person, the most talented artist—none of these are more important than you. Each of us is necessary in our own unique way to God in His efforts to get Himself into visibility.