Have you ever had a dream for yourself that you believed in so much only to be dismissed, laughed at or put down? And then you start doubting your dream and eventually abandon it because maybe that’s not your dream after all?
I know I have. In fact, I know everyone - even the most successful people - have felt this way along their path forward to actualizing their dreams.
It’s a challenge to remain connected to your visions, especially when they don’t seem celebrated, supported or recognized by the outside world. Even harder is to stay the path when you feel invisible, unappreciated, unloved, misunderstood or maligned.
I personally have been so deeply misunderstood in my lifetime. Few things hurt more than thinking you’ve found a kindred only to discover they, too, are committed to a contracted vision of you.
What matters is NOT the outside world. What matters is your ability to hold a vision for yourself and continue forward, even in the face of so much insecurity.
Because yes, that’s what that is.
Because yes, the outer world is a reflection of the inner world and if you lack the capacity to hold your own vision without being bothered by the opinions of others, the opinions you attract will always be ones of dissent.
That strength of being able to balance your self-doubt with your inner authority and stay in action comes from your third chakra - the navel point - the Manipura.