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The Divine Mysteries Of Competence And Confidence

Click Here NOW For A FREE Psychic Reading at PsychicAccess.comHow do we hone a certain ability enough to be competent and confident with the knowledge gained, developed and demonstrated, without having to continually prove our ‘worth and merit’? And, should we feel the need to prove our expertise in any area of life, are we not placed in a defensive position, whereby the competence is then easily questioned and the confidence doubted?

Some may argue that confidence is an inborn trait and can not necessarily be developed by perfecting a certain craft, skill, talent or gift. But, those who takes this position often have not done their own homework in establishing, cultivating and maintaining their own expanded potential.

Competence comes through repetitious practice, until the act is perfected. Then, confidence rides piggy back on this polished competence. We no longer need to think about what is being achieved. Yes, too much thinking interferes with our competence, and therefore inhibits confidence.

In order to learn to ride a bicycle with ease, one must practice. You must also fall a few times, and learn to work with the Law of Gravity, until balance is more consistently maintained. But, even then, the magical fun of riding a bike instinctively happens of its own accord, without the rational interference or assistance of the rider. Once accomplished, no one can unlearn it.

Learning to play the guitar is achieved the same way. And one will have to practice a lot, sometimes with calloused, bruised fingers, for many tedious, seemingly ‘non-productive’ hours, to become even a mediocre musician. Ask any accomplished musician.

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder ~ Laurence J. Peter

The inexpressible experience of perfecting a craft will never be conveyed through words. If you talk about it, it is not perfected. If you think about it, you are not perfecting it. Competence pours out of the cracks where what you think you are doing, or have done so well, can and does fall immediately short, and into the ambiguous gap of not knowing how you did it…and to the stark place of awareness of where you know you have not yet arrived.

Confidence, like competence, is amorphous! When one seeks to take hold of it by needing, wanting, desiring, or capturing its essence, it disappears! This is especially true when you feel that you are being ‘put on display’ to perform for an audience of critics – entertaining them with the expected majesty of your talent, gift or skill.

If you are truly, without any doubt, executing competently and confidently, then you are not consciously participating in the doing. In other words, we are not affected by the experience itself, nor are we able to relay how it is being accomplished.

To take credit or blame for the display of a competence is sheer, vain stupidity. Can we explain how we walk? We may describe the muscular movements involved, but can we essentially define what collection of intangible mobilizing signals and forces causes us to stand and move backward, sideways,  and forward, while continuing to do so? No, we cannot, in the same way animals cannot rationally explain how they are able to walk, run or fly.

The mysterious magic of walking, like breathing and dancing, remains a mystical secret for which there is no definitive explanation. We can only know so much with the limited access we have to comprehensive understanding from a scientific perspective. But there is more to the sacred, intuitive act of walking than mere Kinesiology or Neuroscience.

So, how can we possibly express what can’t be authentically relayed in any human sphere of activity? By releasing the idea that we alone are the originators of it, and that we alone facilitate its excellence. Furthermore, believing we are entitled or worthy of a ‘special’ gift or ability, will often impair us in achieving both competence and confidence in the execution of it.

A moment of choice is a moment of truth. It’s the testing point of our character and competence ~ Stephen Covey

Contrary as it may sound, irrevocable natural and spiritual laws govern both competence and confidence. These immovable consecrated laws are formed by a constant, unceasing, unerring opposition of forces, which continually adjust themselves by mixing, blending, separating and coagulating.

In simple terms, perfected proficiency seeks expression through you, but you will never be able to grasp the enormity of its deified origins or design. A perfect expression or act of the soul’s creative power can never be exclaimed as a result of one’s own competence and confidence. A total, humble surrender (including all of the risk and sacrifice) is required and demanded for the ineffable experience of achieving human excellence.

Transparency reveals the quintessence of genuine competency and confidence. In other words, if we hold onto any aspect of the gift or talent we are able to display with confidence and competence, taking personal credit or blame for its outcome, we harbor insidious, torturous, narrowed angles of self-imposed barriers, which will needlessly break or wound the spirit. We must accept that we can never materialize more than a mere ‘hint’ of the ultimate actualization of the perfected craft.

A glorious performance or a momentary perfected potential cannot be defined, captured, interpreted or misinterpreted as belonging to us exclusively. We mysteriously remain outside of its captivating engulfing presence (competence), while at the same time we are enraptured and enmeshed in its sublime totality (confidence).

About The Author: Paula

Paula's innate metaphysical abilities, artistic talents, and entrepreneurial acumen have mixed wonderfully together to create a social media sensation, one who enjoys great popularity on LinkedIn, Instragram, Facebook, and YouTube. She dispenses not only accurate and intuitive divine wisdom but has artistic offerings that include vibrational soul paintings displayed on the internet, and she is a gifted singer and music producer as well. Her calling as a cosmic therapist led her to be the founder of MODE (Masters of Divine Essence) Cosmic Therapy Research Center, where she's published numerous books, songs and plays, and has held many workshops and seminars throughout the Southeast. She even produced her own program, The Mode of Cosmic Therapy Interactive Television Show that aired on WRTN, in Raleigh, NC, for ten years. Paula is also an avid astrologer who interprets the stars and predicts your chart energies at work. If you'd like a detailed glimpse at your own cosmic blueprint, or you have burning questions that require clear answers, Paula will employ all the tools and talents at her disposal for a reading that will dazzle and transform your life. You can find Paula at

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