Part 1: Power and Psychology of Beliefs
You've all heard the adage "If you keep on doing what you've been doing, you'll keep getting what you've been getting". So if something isn't working for you, the first place to check would be your beliefs about that subject. Let's take money for example, shall we?
Raise your hand if you grew up hearing the message that money is hard to come by, the root of all evil, never enough, doesn't grow on trees etc. I bet there are quite a few hands raised there! I know mine is. Look closely now, is this the message you still send yourself? Are you even aware that you do?
Now I know you're quite LOA savvy, know how to manifest your desires and have had quite some successes to with it. But I'm also guessing most of them aren't permanent and no matter how many affirmations, visualisations, positive thoughts, mind maps and other techniques you've used, you feel like you're kind of back where you started. Well not quite back there but not that far ahead either.
Does this sound like you?
So what's going on? More than you can imagine. The "secret" isn't just about changing your thoughts and being positive. It's about changing your vibration and energy. And what lies beneath. That's right, I'm talking about Beliefs!
Simply stated, Beliefs are assumptions we make about ourselves and others and how we expect things to be. They are also how we think things really are.
Which can often be quite different from how things really are, btw. Often they are not yours, they're something you've taken on from what other people around you taught or influenced you to believe.
As we were just talking about earlier. Now here's the dealio and listen real closely - most of what keeps us "stuck" in the same pattern over and over again, are our subconscious beliefs. The ones we aren't even aware of, that affect our attitudes, thoughts and actions.
Take for example a headache. When you have a headache, the natural reaction is to take a pill, right? But that doesn't help the cause, just the symptom. The cause could be stress, poor eating habits, lack of sleep etc and until these causes are dealt with and changes made, chances are the headaches ain't going anywhere either and will keep coming back to visit like a bad penny.
To make a lasting change, you'd have you look at the root causes and act on changing them. Figure out a way to distress, eat better etc.
Well guess what? It's the same with manifestations! What blocks them is a belief that you may not even be aware of. So it kinda makes sense to get to the bottom of that - identify, acknowledge and replace negative beliefs with those that serve you. Instead of taking pills like affirmations, positive thinking etc.
Now hang just on a minute - I'm NOT dissing any of these methods, heck I use them all the time. BUT I also know that just words aren't enough. If your beliefs aren't in alignment with what you're saying you want and are creating, no dice.
You can affirm and chant till you're blue in the face but if you don't know and believe at a core level that you will get what you want, it's not gonna happen.
Let's play with a few facts n figures here..
The Conscious mind vs the Sub-conscious mind: Did you know that the conscious mind processes an average of 2,000 bits of information per second while the subconscious mind processes an average of 4 BILLION bits of information per second?! WHOA Nellie!
You aka your conscious mind are a 2000 bit processor pitted against a 4 billion bit one when you're not on the same page. Who do you think is going to win that contest unless you're both working in tandem? Yep, good call! Think of the SCM (sub conscious mind) as a computer program running on outdated software (old beliefs).
When you believe something, you're saying that is what you know and think to be true. Beliefs and reality are often poles apart and yet we let them rule and shape our daily experiences.
It's no secret by now that you create what you think about, talk about, feel and expect in life. Little of what happens in your life is "happening to you" though. Most of it is being created by you thanks to your subconscious beliefs. Look I don't know about you but if I'm creating my reality I want to darn well make sure I'm being conscious about it.
Gregg Braden says in the Spontaneous Healing of Belief: "We are what we come to believe ourselves to be. To change our beliefs is to change our identities. That's why it can be so hard to change our ingrained beliefs. To rewrite your reality, you must give yourself a reason to change what you've believed in the past."
How then can you go about questioning and changing them these beliefs as needed? It's not as hard as it seems. There are wonderful tools like NLP (neuro linguistic programming) and Psych-K to help. Hooray!
They, especially Psych-K, help install new software (new beliefs) into your mind so that you don't keep flapping your wings like a fly against a window pane.
In the next part of this 3 part series I'll talk about how we use muscle testing and Whole Brain Integration to quickly install new beliefs. That's right; the emphasis is on fast results and programming our minds to function more effectively. If 99% of our cognitive activity is unconscious, isn't it time we looked into changing that?