Your Beliefs = Your Fear in Your Life…Your beliefs are your perceptions of life, and your beliefs are the architects that shape your life, and have an enormous impact on how you live your life. Every belief you have that you genuinely hold to be true has an influence on the way in which you behave. Beliefs are mental constructs we create, based on our experience, to help us make sense of the world in which we live. Whether these beliefs last for a moment or a life time, when you hold them to be true, they will have an impact on you and the world around you.
If you believe you can’t do something you won’t! If you believe you’re fearful of something, then you will be and you’ll continue being fearful! If you believe that you’re scared to leave your home, then you won’t leave your home, you’ll continue being a prisoner of your own beliefs. Beliefs are your filters. Your belief system is incredibly important to the performance and success of your life.
Everything you do is governed by your belief systems and associated values. I believe that change occurs when you refine the beliefs you hold to support that change. If the beliefs you hold don’t change, the tendency to revert to old ways and behaviours is strong and the desired change will be short-lived.
Beliefs are held in our subconscious mind, and if we hold beliefs that are contrary to our goals, reaching them will be very hard and in most cases, nigh impossible. “Your subconscious beliefs are working either for you or against you, but the truth is that you are not controlling your life, because your subconscious mind supersedes all conscious control.” Dr Bruce Lipton
You are powerful beyond measure but unfortunately no one ever told you so. Only you can give yourself the gift of freedom from limiting beliefs and perceptions that keep you from living a life you desire and deserve, doing what you love.
Identifying a belief
You have to follow some clues to get down to the hidden beliefs in the subconscious mind. E.g. a fear of public speaking isn’t a core belief. It is an emotional reaction to a belief. This is the fear, and not the belief. In essence the fear of public speaking isn’t a fear of what others will think of you. It is a fear of the emotional pain that results from believing something negative about you.
Firstly take a few moments to think about beliefs you hold that might be holding you back. It can be in the form “I am …” or just about the world in general. Keep that belief at the centre in your mind. Notice the ways it has affected your life this far. Notice the opportunities you’ve missed. How does this make you feel? Do you feel stuck?
Now take this belief six months into the future. Imagine what your life is like six months from now while you still hold onto this belief, and this will be six more months of missed opportunities, indecision and excuses. Six months of not doing what you wish. Six months of extra baggage. Six months from now, when you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you look happier or less happy?
Now, imagine yourself one full year in the future, holding on to the same belief. Repeat the above step C, but with that image of yourself one year from now, and then repeat the above again with images of yourself 5, 10, 20, and 40 years in the future. Finally, imagine yourself on your deathbed, still clinging to your limiting belief. Beliefs make us fearful and fear is only false-evidence-appearing-real, it’s only real to you!
Rarely do we consider the impact that our limiting beliefs have on us. All we think about is how our beliefs let us take the easy way out. After all, it’s easier to not exercise than it is to exercise, and if you really believe you can’t lose weight, then it’s convenient that you can save time and energy by not exercising, isn’t it?
Your belief is not a fact. You probably are able to lose weight; you just aren’t doing what it takes because it’s difficult. But once you project what this belief is doing to you far into the future, you see how destructive it really is. If you don’t change, you could live a live full of regret. You don’t have to let that happen. What limiting belief has been holding you back?
If you feel that your belief system is holding you back or are not supportive of whom you truly think you are or want to be, you don’t have to just live with it. You can change your core beliefs with the help of Lytham Hypnotherapy. Call Annette Brown HPD PNLP Dip LC on 01253 969695 for a free 30 minute consultation at Lytham Hypnotherapy www.lythamhypnotherapy.co.uk