When we talk about a limiting belief we are referring to a thought we believe about ourselves, others or how things are, or should be. This thought keeps us from having or doing what makes us happy. Usually this belief is negative and creates unhappiness on its own. Perhaps we don’t think we are good enough to achieve a goal and that there is nothing we can do about it.
Believing that we can’t do anything is yet another limiting belief that brings about feeling trapped in a distressing circumstance. What’s really happening is that we are trapped in a vicious cycle of limiting beliefs. It does not have to be like this.
There are always ways to change any belief. I’m going to share some that work well for myself and my clients. I always begin with the premise that a belief – negative or positive – is a thought or idea that I hold to be true. As with any thought or idea, I can easily change my mind about it. We change our minds all of the time. It’s easy-peasy. In many cases, this is all it takes to alter or end a limiting belief!
I find the best place to start is by questioning the belief. My favorite is, “Is it true?” After all, just because I believe something does not mean it is true. 9 times out of 10 we discover it is not true and we are able to simply dismiss it.
If we do find one to be true, it is usually when the belief is based on a disturbing emotion. This is where the feeling of being trapped comes in. But that does not mean we are actually trapped – it just means that the emotion narrows our thinking. This excludes coming up with other possibilities and we then can’t see our way out of the negative situation.
All we know is that we feel trapped. I suggest putting some space or distance between what is happening and what you are seeing and feeling. Then what is happening, when looked at from a different perspective or time frame, can change what we see. This naturally brings about a change of heart and mind.
How do you create distance? With time, you allow it to get between you and your sense of urgency about the situation by not taking any immediate action. Let things be as they are. Let them unfold on their own without your help. With time – a little, a lot, or moment by moment – all things change. It’s a Universal Law.
Another way is by speaking with someone outside of the situation — not someone close who can get drawn into your emotions. This could be like a coach or spiritual teacher. Alternative viewpoints can give you a new way to look at things that will open the door to undoing your limiting belief.
This guest-post was writn by Rochelle Gordon. Rochelle is a Spiritual Empowerment & Law of Attraction Coach helping you to attain spiritual presence, transformation, desires & peace of mind, body and heart. www.CoachRochelleGordon.com
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