Validation is the biggest hindrance to self.
One of the two biggest mistakes comes from talking too much. The other comes from not following your gut instincts because you fear how others view you.
A few weeks ago, I was coming home from a business meeting with a few business acquaintances. We were all on the A- train. My gut instinct told me to get off and take the C-train instead. I turned to my acquaintances and told them I was switching to the C - train because I had a gut instinct to do so. They look at me strangely and decline. I came off the A, which was express, and waited 1 minute for the C, which was local. I was self-aware of how confident I felt about making the right decision. I did not care about anyone’s validation or reaction. I made it to Penn Station, only to get a notification that the A - train I came off was delayed because of a disruption on the train, and police were called to the scene. My business acquaintances were all stuck for over fifteen minutes.
As we advance, my business acquaintance sees me as extremely intuitive and wise. Going forward, I respect myself more, and my confidence level elevated. All because I trust my intuition and not the validation of others.
We are all on a journey to the self. On that journey, we will be tested. We can pass the test and elevate or fail the test and repeat the lesson.
What experiences taught me
I have learned through experience to move with intention. Move with purpose, move strategically, and in silence. No one is coming to save me until I pave my path and save myself. Then my true tribe will gravitate toward me. I have learned never to lower my energy to be around anyone; they must elevate their energy if they want to be around me.
Hostility is so much
Mental chess is required
To defeat all their vicious desires
Silence is a very powerful weapon
Used it at all costs against
Know their energy
Then act accordingly.
Know they self
But never show yourself
in the presence of your enemy.
Learn the craft they taught you.
Use it to be victorious
Never to be overthrown
Your enemy is your greatest teacher
be modest and grateful for them
Through their teaching
You find your greatest strength.
You can never stop success
Once your confidence is grounded
By Raquel Mckenzie
© Copyright 2023
My book - My healing Journal, From Once Broken.. To I AM
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