In my previous blog, Do Your Negative Beliefs Predict Failure, I wrote about holding chronically negative and pessimistic beliefs. Did you know that they have the power to prevent your dreams and intentions from manifesting? It’s crucial to understand them because they can also block your intuition! So how do you begin to turn around a negative core belief in order to create a life you love?
First, it's necessary to become aware of your beliefs. They’re not unconscious or invisible as some people would have you think. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
Is there some chronic situation that continually repeats in my life?
A. Perhaps you're always finding yourself in a relationship with someone who cheats on you.
B. You continually have run-ins with authority figures.
C. You're always overlooked for promotion at work.
Ask yourself “What belief do I hold that might impact this chronic situation?”
In the above examples a person who experiences "A" might hold the belief, "You just can't trust men (or women).”
The person who experiences "B" might hold a strong belief in their own lack of ability or education and thus need to "prove they are right" by creating conflict with an authority figure.
The person who experiences "C" might believe, "I'll never get ahead. This is my lot in life."
Ask yourself "Is this belief, a fact, or a perception?"
Here's the tricky part -- because you hold a strong belief about an issue, you are going to create it in your life. The world around you will reinforce your belief. Part of the task in releasing a belief that no longer works for you is to begin to see it as a perception you have about your life. It’s possible to change a perception. If you're willing to do this you will create a profound change in your life.
Try An Experiment
Changing a strong core belief isn't as easy as simply stating affirmations. Begin with small steps. Your task right now is to entertain the possibility that what you want to create is possible. Am I willing to change my belief? If so, what am I willing to change it to? What outcome do you want to create? Often when people try to do affirmations they take too big a leap. For example, if you're overwhelmed with credit card debt and you're trying to believe and affirm "I have an abundance of money," you probably won't succeed. It will probably feel highly unlikely.
Be willing to say, "I believe it's possible to have…"
a good relationship with my kids
a healthy body
a loving partner
happy relationships with my peers
work that I love
Ask Your Intuition for Help
Imagine your intuition as your own personal cheerleading squad. It has been with you from birth, giving you encouraging messages like, "You are worthy.” “Be willing to take a risk to do what you love.” “I am here for you.” “Let me help you." This guidance is communicated to you in images, symbolic pictures, dreams, words, ideas that pop into your head, physical sensations and inner promptings. Can you grasp how hard it is to help you when you're full of untruths such as "I'm not worthy. Nothing good ever happens to me?"
Be willing to change those thoughts. Open up to the possibility that your life could be different, and I guarantee that your intuitive guidance system will respond with wild cheers, and your life will begin to change for the better. When you shift your beliefs to allow for the possibility that you could have a life you love, you open up a channel of loving encouragement. Don't close it off. It's there to help you achieve success beyond your wildest dreams.
What have you learned about your own belief system? I’d love to hear your thoughts!