We all hold systems of beliefs that dictate the way we feel, behave, and interact with others. These beliefs can be fears, judgements, ‘truths’ or any range of opinions. Only a small part of our brain is doing this consciously, the other part is merrily collecting beliefs and storing them away for future reference.
We pick up beliefs from the moment we are born, from our surroundings, experiences and the people in our lives. We also pick up beliefs from our families such as grudges or fears; scientists have proved that fears can be carried within our DNA. Many religions and cultures believe in the reincarnation of the soul and so you may have beliefs that feel as if you have had them from another time. So, many of the beliefs we have may have been with us for a very long time.
Working as a ThetaHealing specialist within my role as a life mentor, I empower people to release limiting beliefs so they can live happier, more successful lives. But how would you know if any of the beliefs you have, are limiting? They can be tricky to identify, but you will know you have limiting beliefs if you are having any of the following experiences or feelings:
- You have repeating patterns of circumstances that you do not like in any area of your life. When all is going well, do you start to pick fights or find a problem with your partner that ends up with the relationship ending? Do you always spend however much money you have? These examples illustrate the kinds of self-sabotaging patterns you can have which indicate underlying limiting belief programs.
- Do you feel stuck; do you find that however you try to move forward, something always goes wrong? The feeling of wanting to do something different or live in a better way for you, but being unable to do anything about it because life seems to be chucking stuff at you to solve first, is a strong indicator of resistant beliefs holding you back.
- How often do you find yourself thinking,’ I would like to do this but ……..’ Or, ‘It’s okay for you, but I can’t because……’ We humans are the masters at finding excuses for not doing things. Of course, sometimes there are real reasons why we may need to put a plan on hold but most of the time we are finding excuses. We annoy ourselves by limiting ourselves in this way but at the same time, part of us is secretly relieved that we can stay in our ‘comfort zone.’ This duality within us highlights how beliefs can really tie us up in knots!
You may recognise you have one or two of these patterns of behaviour but don’t worry. Beliefs are just something we have picked up along the way and we can change them. They are like a framework for our behaviour and thoughts, and once you change your framework, your behaviour and thoughts will also change.
You deserve to create the life you want, and you can.
I love you, humanity