Genele Boyce: Belief Relief, Heartmind Life, May 1, 2014 – https://www.facebook.com/heartmindcoach
I’ve always been curious about beliefs: how they’re formed and how they impact our lives. As someone with great compassion for the human experience, I’ve spent a lifetime wondering about things like these.
When it comes to beliefs, it’s still a mystery to me how few of us take the time to become aware of, question or challenge our beliefs. So I challenge you now to reflect on the following.
Are your beliefs working for you? Do you know where they come from? Do they really belong to you? And are they moving you forward in manifesting your hearts desires? Or are you feeling stuck in need of some belief relief? My guess is we all are.
What are beliefs really but thought forms that we accept as truths – truths about ourselves and the reality we perceive around us? Beliefs are the building blocks of physical reality and conscious thought.
They’re the foundation of every thought, emotion, word and action. Beliefs affect our perceptions and influence our perspectives. And, according to Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of “The Biology of Belief,” they also affect cells and our physical bodies.
But where do beliefs come from? The obvious beliefs are passed down through families, societies, religions and cultures, while the ones about ourselves we make up as we go along. Sometimes it feels a little like the chicken-and-egg syndrome. Yet how many families and cultures encourage us to seek our own truths, to ask questions and challenge beliefs?
Modern society simply is not set up this way. Although these overarching beliefs affect who we are and how we experience the world, it’s the beliefs we form about who we think we are that seem to have the smallest voice and the strongest hold. Just ask your inner critic. I bet it knows.
Imagine if children are incapable of separating their actions from who they believe they are. And what if when a parent calls a child’s behavior “bad,” the child perceives it that he or she is simply because they don’t know the difference. Despite parents’ best efforts most of us grow up with a million false beliefs about ourselves.
Thus begins the journey of what I call filling the pit of shame, that hidden place where we store these negative beliefs about who we are. I’m sure you’ve all thrown yourself a pity party. Aren’t the pit-of-shame beliefs always your party guests?
So if we are the creators of our life dreams, and beliefs form the basis of conscious thought, what if the same story of our lives keeps repeating over and over again. And, what if the sole/soul purpose is to confirm or challenge our beliefs about ourselves. Say a relationship ends. The belief may unconsciously be that you’re unlovable. And, oh look, you’ve just confirmed that belief.
Or, better yet, what if you unconsciously sabotage your relationships because of the fear that on some deep level you believe you are unlovable. Oh yes beliefs can be very tricky and no one likes to share their pit of shame. So you see how this works?
And, oh, does it work. Day in and day out those beliefs are flying around everywhere affecting everything until we step in and do the work of belief relief. One of my favorite quotes is the definition of insanity: Doing the same things the same way over and over again and expecting a different outcome – it’s simple physics and beliefs in action.
We live in wildly interesting times. Something clearly is happening to us all individually and on a global level. If you don’t believe me just have a look around. So many of us are starting to wake up and ask ourselves the big questions of “who am I, why am I here, and what is it that my heart really wants?”
And many are beginning to see the old ways of living by old beliefs is no longer working or serving them. Call it a consciousness awakening or a wake-up call but it’s here and now and happening to us all. I think it’s a call to get out of our heads and into our hearts (heartmind) and remember who we really are — as divine sparks of creator energy — not who our head thinks we are.
As for me, I’ve been a truth seeker for as long as I can remember. From a very early age, I simply could not accept that life was the way it was and that someone outside of myself was going to tell me how to live. Go to school, get a job, get married, have a family and live as unhappily as the adults around me. No thanks. Not me. I have bigger things to attend to.
I just knew there had to be some greater purpose to my life. That is when I started my journey long long ago. This is my passion and this is my purpose and I’m here to assist you.
And still I do my own belief relief, empty my pit of shame, examine my limiting beliefs and say goodbye to them. I encourage and invite you all to do the same. Choose the ones that support who you really are, the ones that don’t hold you back. Choose the ones that free you to be who you really are and create the life you’ve always wanted to live.
And remember: beliefs are energy. They can be transmuted or released. So why not gift yourself with some belief relief?
And that beautiful creator beings… is a choice!