Our buried emotions, fears, beliefs and programs are just energy infused with information. That’s what a thought is, a representation of an ideal or concept which is essentially energy infused with information.
A thought that you think many times becomes a belief and beliefs are causes. Beliefs put the Law of Attraction into operation, create our vibration, and therefore they are what create our success or failure, our wealth or lack, our happiness or sorrow. We need to really dig into this topic, so please pay close attention.
A belief is nothing more than a sense of certainty about what something means. It’s an idea that has so many references behind it that you feel certain it’s true.
The important thing is… It is not necessarily true. It could very easily be an absolute lie. It could go totally against the truth, but since we have the belief that it is true programmed, our subconscious (our inner power that is working all the time to produce results) will make it true for us in our experience!
Think of a belief as a table. The top of the table is an idea or a thought. The legs are the references, distinctions and concepts that, through repetition, have given you a sense of certainty regarding the idea or thought.
The table top without the legs would only be a flat piece of wood or glass or whatever material your table is made of. A belief without its legs (which are references and distinctions) is just an idea, which may or may not be true or even relevant in your life.
It is the legs holding up the flat piece of wood that make it a table. The idea or thought without the references would not be a belief, just an idea or thought. So it’s the references and the repetition of those references that create the sense of certainty that makes the idea a belief.
The Law of Life is the Law of Belief. Whatever you believe is true is the reality that you will create for yourself. Having beliefs that serve us and empower us to attract what we truly desire is the key to having riches in every area of life.
Sometimes our beliefs have absolutely nothing to do with our current reality. I know people who fight and act like children when they get around their siblings at holiday time and they are now in their 40s and 50s! It’s amazing how many of us are limited by traditions, which are just collective beliefs, and we never question them.
What would you have to do to take a belief you currently have that is limiting you and change it?
There are many ways to change beliefs and in this training program I’m going to teach you powerful technologies to do just that. One way to change beliefs is to question the validity of the references that uphold that belief or associate enough pain to the belief that it causes you to question the references. If you remove the validity of the references, you change the belief or remove it altogether.
Let’s start learning these strategies by using a very simple example. One of my old, limiting beliefs, a belief that kept me from a high level of success for a long time until I changed it was: “I don’t deserve success.”
I had that belief because I was in a hurry to grow up and was trying to bite off more than I could chew. My parents, grandparents and teachers were always telling me to “slow down, you’re still young, you still have a lot to learn and you have to pay the price for success.”
When I acted impulsively or missed the mark, they would say, “Remember, you’re still young and have a long way to go and a big price to pay before you are ready to achieve real success.” Consequently, I became really sensitive to the fact that I was too inexperienced and not good enough to attempt big things. The message I heard in my subconscious mind was “I don’t deserve success because I haven’t learned everything I need to or paid the price yet”
Later when I started working in sales and would call on people, they’d say, my gosh you’re so young to be a financial planner or insurance expert. Even when it was a compliment, I was so self-conscious that it set off an unconscious trigger to my feelings of being undeserving and the belief I had developed that, “I’m not good enough yet so I don’t deserve success.” As ridiculous as this may sound to you, this belief affected my level of confidence, self worth and my feeling of worthiness to attain high levels of success.
It wasn’t until I began questioning my beliefs that I realized that I could change this. And then I went and replaced that belief with a really strong and empowering one… “I am as successful as I decide to be.”
I began to realize that my success was a function of directing my mind towards my goals and maintaining a positive mental attitude, while executing my plan of action in the faith that it is already done.
I changed my references by realizing that my limiting belief had been formed when I was young and wasn’t even valid in the new context where it was affecting me, namely business success. I also realized that if I kept this belief, it would have very negative consequences in my life. It was keeping me broke!
I linked enough pain to the old belief and enough pleasure to the new one that once I came to this realization/revelation I turned it into an empowering belief. It’s really as simple as that in most cases, unless its something deep-seated from a very early age or something so painful that you’re suppressing it, but I’ll even show you how to dig those up.
The bottom line is that our beliefs can lead us to either create the life of our dreams or destroy our dreams and leave us with a life of misery and dullness.
In my next article we’re going to dig deeper into what is blocking you from having the things you really want and show you how to change your limiting beliefs into empowering ones, so until then…
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