Everywhere you turn, there is pestilence in the land. The pestilence that I speak of is the one that started way back in the garden of Eden. It’s called #narcissism. It’s infecting our homes, schools, workplaces, and churches. When the infection shows up in the Body of Christ, we are often bamboozled. Why? It doesn’t look the way we thought it would. Therefore, we ignore it. Or even worse, we play with it, telling it to have a seat at our table as it steals, kills, and destroys every area of our power, SOUL, and identity. #love #loveandfreedom #narcissist #toxicrelationships #toxicchurch
Do you know what gaslighting is? Have you ever experienced gaslighting yourself? Did you know that there is more than one kind of gaslighting? Yes, I know. It sounds like a lot. And it is. But with the help of God’s word, we will dissect the ins and outs of Freedomology, gaslighting, and how to heal and get your life back. #gaslighting #Katinahorton #toxicrelationships #youareenough
Campaigns require a lot of work. Smear campaigns require even more work. They are the favorite of the narcissist once he leaves you. But think about it, whenever you are trying to ruin someone else’s life, it’s not coming from a good place. It’s going to require a lot of effort. #toxicrelationships #relationships
When you put toxic victimhood and a lot of knowledge together, what do you get?
A toxic cocktail. #psychology #narcissist #narcissism #empath #toxictraits
Sometimes our friends, family, and coworkers may approach us and ask, “ how do you know if a person you are dating or in any other relationship with has good intentions?”
And that seems like a very difficult question to answer. We’ve come up with all different kinds of secret formulas to make this happen. The bottom line is: we have the Holy Spirit, who is our helper, teacher, counselor, comforter, and indwelling friend. And we often forget that.
And then, along with the Holy Spirit aiding us in testing the spirits of the individuals we interact with on a daily basis, we also have the ability to evaluate fruit. If every time we come in contact with certain individuals, and all they do is slander other people, then we know that the fruit they are bearing would be slanderers.
Pretty soon, we will be slanderers.
It’s kind of like going to the grocery store. It’s rare that we end up purchasing bad fruit on purpose. This usually happens if we are buying fruit by the bag. Four instance, if we are purchasing a bag of apples, oranges, tangerines, etc. It’s hard to see every single piece of fruit in the bag.
And just like with the fruit, haphazardly, placing people with toxic traits in our shopping carts are only going to lead to us having toxic hearts, minds, soul, and spirits. We end up buying fruit by the bag when we join clubs, Bible study groups, Ministries, and Churches where we have no way of knowing that there are a few rotten fruit in the bag until we see these individuals outside of their usual places and spaces.
And sometimes even then, it may take a few years, and extensive healing and growing on our part towards self-actualization before we are really able to assess that these particular individuals have existed in our lives all along for Satan‘s agenda of stealing, killing, and destroying us.
So what is the lesson for us in all of this? Never be in a hurry when you’re shopping for fruit.
The Holy Spirit lives inside of us to comfort, convict, teach, reveal, and sanctify.
When we’re in trouble, we turn to everything and everyone but the Holy Spirit. Speaking directly to the Holy Spirit who resides inside of us enables him to activate. He won’t force himself on us. For he is a gentleman. When it comes to being comforted, we prefer foods, drugs, alcohol, sex, television shows, shopping, and anything else that we can get our hands on. The problem with these alternatives is that they keep our minds, hearts, and souls tied and entangled in bondage.
We forget that we have a built-in comforter. That built-in comforter is there to wrap around us like the feeling of down feathers.
How many times do we forget to partner with the Holy Spirit when it comes to emotional, mental, spiritual, physical, financial, and relational healing? We want to be self-sufficient instead of God-sufficient. Self-sufficiency leads to pride, technology addictions, burn out, and disillusionment.
We forget to tap into the Holy Spirit because we tapped into our former partners portraying the angel of light, who he himself were infected with the spirit of narcissism. Thus, we think the answer is now tapping into ourselves, and not needing anybody. This is where we’ve got it wrong.
Healing from narcissistic abuse is a lot of work. And not only is it a lot of work, it requires a lot of energy. Our minds and bodies are connected. Thus, as we are pouring out all of the massive thoughts that are in our minds, we are also pouring out all of the massive memories stored within the cells of our bodies.
When we tap into all that God has given us for our inheritance, we are truly using our keys to the kingdom here on earth.
Questions to ponder:
What are some new and undiscovered ways in which you can see the Holy Spirit?
What are some ways that you kept yourself from the Holy Spirit?
How did you learn to let go of your idea of the Holy Spirit box, carrying him around like an object that needs to be contained? Or, have you surrendered to him being unleashed in every area of your life?
The Masquerade Party of Lying Prophets, False Intentions, Narcissism, & Disguises Part 2
Although we all wear masks at one time or another, some of us find ourselves living among the never-ending masquerade party of narcissism. Walking in the spirit, as well as being armored up, enables the weapons formed against us not to prosper.
Grab your fancy dresses and colorful masks, as we open door number three of “The Masquerade Party: Lying Prophets, False Intentions, & Disguises Part 2”. Be blessed!!!
Toxicity, Homelessness, Narcissistic Abuse, and A Story of Redemption
How does God reach out to you in the midst of abuse, homelessness, and toxicity? One day at a time.
Travel back in time with me and Author & Speaker Sunshine Griffin as she unfolds her story of redemption, and how leaving home at thirteen turned into God’s saving grace.
#story #healing #narcabuse #narcissisticabuse #narcissists #narcissism
Sabrina Victoria, Coach and CEO of Human Better 365, is a freedom fighter. After being disowned by her family, congregation, and friends, she put one foot forward to heal.
But healing was the last thing that happened. Her desire to reconcile her relationship with God led to more trauma, then finding herself in the Narcissistic Abuse Cycle, and finally, using every ounce of courage that she had left to fight for freedom.
You will relate, empathize, and be empowered as you listen to her story on The Valley of Grace Podcast.
Music played is the theme song for the Valley of Grace Podcast. Katina Horton-Valley of Grace Ministries have been licensed and given permission to use Valley of Grace by performing artist Timothy Horton GR8.
Sabrina Victoria’s Bio:
Sabrina Victoria is the owner and operator of Human Better 365 a human transformation company focusing on time management and organization within businesses and the family dynamic. In short, she specializes in creating absolute masterpieces out of complete chaos.
As an empath and serial people pleaser, she was always looking for the solution to everyone’s problems, and that attribute eventually became the catalyst for her own survival.
Sabrina always had a burning desire to create, to write, to imagine and to rise above who she was. However, it would take her 28 years to finally see, feel and hear her voice.
To get in touch with Sabrina Victoria at Human Better 365:
The Entering A New Relationship Phase is Over.
The Problems and Unhealthy Patterns of Behavior Phase is over.
The Languishing Phase is Over.
And there is only one phase left in the Toxic Relationship Cycle. That phase is the infamous “Discard Phase”.
The “Discard Phase” Would be equivalent to The Grand Prize Game on the popular childhood television series Bozo the Clown.
It is the ultimate act for a person with Narcissistic Brokenness. And unfortunately, their desire is to leave you in a state of complete brokenness on the way out.
This is the only way that they can both reconcile the manner in which it is done and avoid responsibility for leaving.
Unlike The television show, it is not a laughing matter.
Your partner in the toxic relationship cycle has decided that they are leaving you. Just like discarding an old pair of shoes that are no longer supporting your feet, they are getting rid of you.
How long does this phase last?
There is no set time period. What is certain is that it is going to happen. You may or may not be told when.
The best thing to do is to prepare yourself and or your children.
You know that you are in this phase when the following things are present:
- You disrespect and dishonor yourself to the point of not knowing who you are anymore.
- You get daily reminders of the crazy situation you are in.
- Anything and everything is done to get you to put him out because he won’t accept responsibility.
- You are told “I’ll always love you but I’m not in love with you”.
- You find evidence that there is another supply.
- You are reminded of the insecurities you disclosed to him in the beginning.
- He reveals some things he never told you before.
- He is stringing you and the kids along.
- Your representation of light, growth, and truth is so far from where he is in the darkness.
- A fake suicide stunt is done as a last resort to regain control.
So what do you do after your partner leaves you?
You began the work of healing.
And this work takes place one day at a time. And sometimes the one day at a time may be one hour at a time. And sometimes the one hour at a time looks like one minute at a time. And sometimes the one minute at a time looks like one second at a time.
The important thing is that you are moving forward. Doing the work to reclaim your power and identity will be worth it.
Remember: you are already enough. Grab your keys to the kingdom and get your inheritance.
Until next time,