Empowering Belief Systems

Every person has belief systems which have been formed from an early age. Many of them are so deeply part of us, that we would be hard pressed to recognize them. They either empower and assist you, or they do the complete opposite.
Some of these beliefs have got locked into us at an early age through what we have been been taught by our parents, teachers and so on . While many are there to protect and guide us such as
– Dont touch that, you will get hurt
– Dont steal you will get in trouble
– Dont drink that
– Stay in school
There are many others that don’t serve us, and we have on a unconscious level adopted them at a early age through things we have seen and heard, we then have stored them inside us a bit like a software program, which later on jumps into action whenever any circumstances in our life are similar to the event which formed the belief in the first place.
Some non serving beliefs:
– Its wrong to have too much money
– It’s not my place to speak up
– I don’t trust anyone
– People don’t accept me
– I can’t stop worrying
– I will always be overweight
– I Can’t Relax I must be doing
– Everything must be perfect
– I must be in control
– I can’t control myself
– There is never enough money
– I’m not beautiful
– There is never enough time
– I must fight to be heard
– I’m not valuable
– Sex is dirty
– I never finish what I start
– I’m not comfortable with nice things
– I cant win
– I am always last
– I don’t deserve to have, be or do..
The list goes on and on..
There are ones above that you might say to yourself ” I don’t have a problem with that, I don’t have that belief ” yet when the rubber hits the road, your choices and actions are a better reflection and indicator of what you truly believe
Does it Matter?
It depends where you are at in your life. If you are sincerely happy with the quality of your life, with your current situation and no one is being harmed emotionally or physically through the choices and actions you take then its very possible it doesn’t matter.
If you are questioning or being questioned as to why you keep saying, and doing things which give you anything less than the daily feeling of peace, joy and happiness then it is time to become a loving detective of your beliefs
Everything that we say and do has behind it a belief.
Pulling Back the Curtain
In the classic movie ” The Wizard of OZ ” we see a prime example of a false belief. At the heart of the Emerald City was the Wizard of Oz, everyone was in awe and fear from what they believed was ” The Great Oz “, this all knowing being. Everyone can remember the moment, Toto the dog pulled back the curtain to reveal a little old man operating a machine. He immediately trys to pull the curtain back and continue to stay in the role, yet he has been found out. Once found out he has nothing left to do but take a vacation.. and off he floats in the balloon.
Loving Detective
When a false belief in yourself is uncovered, it may very well try to cover itself back up under the premise of not being a false belief, but closer examination and questioning reveals it for what it is, and at that point we can choose to let it go, we don’t have to fight it or attempt to get rid of it, we just have to uncover it and see it for what it really is… and it too will leave.
It’s time to pull back the curtain, take a closer look at the things we say and do, and the things we belief
There are numerous ways to go at uncovering false believe
1. Questioning ourselves with questions like
What do I Believe?
Do I believe it?
Why do I Believe it?
Doing this we slowly are peeling away at the layers that make up that belief and many times, once the layers have been removed, there is nothing left to sustain that belief which is acting like software in your brain.
2. Having a Mentor a Coach, someone who can question us – Finding someone who we can trust who can see what we cant see, Sometimes we can feel like a fish in a fish bowl unable to see our own beliefs because we are in them. Having someone that is on the outside looking in many times can provide greater insight into what is going on, from there you can be able to see the variety of choices you have to be and do things differently.