Ponder this...the majority of us know more about our mod computers, which we depend upon heavily to run our daily lives, than we do about our own internal operating system...our incredible MINDS! Meanwhile our internal creative computers are patiently waiting for a heavy-duty upgrade so they can get busy attracting all of our heart's desires. It's time for a new operating system from which to spring from daily...a major belief overhaul. For without this internal clean sweep, we end up creating the same things repeatedly, all the while not understanding why-why-why!
To break it down, a belief is simply a thought that's been thought over and over again. It's become a habitual or chronic way of thinking, whether it has a positive or negative shade to it. We might be keenly aware of our beliefs but don't know what to do to change them. Or perhaps we suspect that there are unconscious beliefs lurking beneath the surface, because no matter how hard we try nothing seems to move in our lives.
The beliefs that we hold are emotional rockets that can instantly propel us beyond our self-limitations OR they can be like 20 ton emotional boulders that sit quietly on top of us and won't let us move an inch. Since life is all about movement, an occasional check in is highly crucial to see if we have any boulders atop of us and if so, do whatever we can to move the suckers. (More on that to come...)
Discovering what our BELIEFS are and how they are running the show is key in our transformation. Exactly what programs are our brilliant minds/computers running? They are either saturated with empowering beliefs that propel us to success, or they are littered with disempowering false beliefs, which instantly repel our Good. Since this is the sacred space from where we create moment by moment, now is the time to muster up the chutzpah to dive below the surface and check out this underground world...IF we truly wish for our desires to manifest. Of course, there is the possibility that we are fearful of our desires coming to fruition, for whatever reasons. If this is the case, we can either let the fear continue to paralyze us, or plow right through it with gusto. Fear has power over us only if we let it. We create our perceptions moment by moment anyway, so why not shift things around a bit so we may emerge as fearless almighty Superheroes?
Beliefs are power TOOLS because they are instant MAGNETS. They are directly responsible for attracting everything into our lives that we are thinking about and feeling, whether we are aware of it or not. AWARENESS of what they are is the first step and then calling upon the fierce discipline to transform these beliefs into ones that attract our Good is next. Since beliefs are tools for creating our good, seeing which ones are repelling our good and stopping them in their tracks is essential to living the lives of our dreams. How brilliant is it that we get to choose what we want to believe, on a daily basis?
Journey in to become aware of the beliefs you are holding. Think back over your life and allow the internal and external voices to come forth that have been running the show. Notice any thoughts about yourself that bubble up to the surface and jot them down in a journal. Notice if there are any negative thoughts that aren't serving you but you continue to believe them anyway. If this is the case, refrain from judging yourself. You've been in an unconscious loop and it takes vast courage to get out of it.
Continue on your internal adventure, and ask:
Do I feel worthy of having my dreams come true?
Am I afraid of how big my dreams are?
Am I willing to move through the fear anyway?
Do I think I can handle my dream life?
Am I willing to succeed even though I might lose some people along the way?
Am I willing to risk being judged for my success?
Be patient with your findings. You were doing the best that you knew at the time when you soaked up these beliefs through whatever circumstance. Perhaps you've always assumed that your beliefs about yourself are true because those you trusted said so and you believed them. Beliefs can either be treasured heirlooms or unwelcome emotional hereditary viruses that spread from generation to generation. Whatever the case may be, there is no time like the PRESENT to check in and see what you are carrying around.
After all, only you know....and only YOU can transform this magnetic part of you. Hey, this is great news. Just think, when you're done, you'll have a brand new shiny computer...for a while, at least. Then soon thereafter it will be time for yet another upgrade. Remember, you are victorious Superheroes and you can handle anything. Aren't your dreams worth it?
Next step: Installing new software (beliefs!) so you can get on with creating the good stuff!
Amy Kay Raymond (AK) is a transformational coach, writer and professional actress who resides in Los Angeles, CA. She specializes in Conscious Core Coaching which gets to the root of it all by going with the client on a deep and delicious journey. This technique is also used in coaching individuals in the areas of career transitions, relationships, health and wellness, spiritual coaching and Law of Attraction. AK also coaches actors on both coasts to be successful in their craft and to create the lives of their dreams.