Love Your Own Work First: Take the Self-Validation Challenge

If you blog, you know that moment when you push the “publish” button and send a new piece out into the world to be read. Whether that piece is a poem, a song, or a piece of art, blogging allows us to connect instantly to those who consistently read and value our work as well as those who happen to stumble across it. If you are like me, a piece of you waits to hear what floats back from each little birth, hoping that ears across the world might choose to hear your voice.

If I am heard, it feels great. If no one says anything much, that lights up insecurities in my space that I need to shift. It can be a big distraction, checking to see who said what and stopping to read the comments, and it takes me out of my own power, my knowledge of my certain self-worth.

I am on a journey that asks me not to need anyone else’s approval of my work. I am challenged to love my own words, to know that they have value, and not to wait for anyone’s opinion of my truth. My guidance is to give what I need to myself. Soo, I am giving myself a self-validation challenge.

It’s simple: each time I write a post, I am going to comment on my own post. I will offer myself praise. I will See myself, and send love and light from me, to me. If the spirit moves me, I will comment here on how it feels to offer myself this absolute noticing.

I invite you,  if this resonates with you as part of your spirit work, to join me.  There are no rules (Aries that I am does not love rules!!), simply an invitation. Post your name here, and your blog link if you so choose, and your intention to take the self-validation challenge. Then comment on your own work in the way you have always wanted someone else to comment for you.  For fun, come back and share. Or not.

As always, blessings on your journey and mine.

Love and light,


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4 Responses to Love Your Own Work First: Take the Self-Validation Challenge

  1. Alix Moore says:

    This post really resonated with me. There is so much about our culture that invites us to place our self-worth in the hands and judgments of others. How great to step out of that paradigm. I wish you Light on your path and I will be checking back to see what changes come from opting out of the See Me! Like Me! club.
    All my love,

  2. Pat Cegan says:

    Interesting idea, Alix, and fun. Sometimes I sit at my computer and laugh at the kid in Children’s Wisdom (Rainforest News) until I have tears streaming down my face. I have wondered if I was weird for enjoying this so much. Here is my link. Note that John Archer wrote about this same subject this week. His link is within mine. Hugs, pat

  3. John Archer says:

    Thanks for this Alix. Pat Cegan sent me your link after I wrote a piece called “The Bloggers Lament”. I really like your idea of commenting on your own piece. I’m going to try it.

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