Most religions have some text that tells us how important our beliefs are. These beliefs govern what we do, and what we choose in many events of life. Today, I have to share with you my own realization that, although my brain has justified for decades, I have been my own biggest block.
In most discussions about making decisions with others, I have been the one that brought up the “what if’s” so that possible blocks could be considered. I have long considered myself erudite and cautious. Instead, today I see instead: I have been the harbinger of fear and doubt. I have created my own limitations and have tried to set the crown of ignorance on the heads of others to normalize my own doubt and share the joys of limitation.
Over the last several years different “fears” have beset me. Mysteriously, I am slowly having to take these out and look them over. Regardless of where they came from, it’s time to replace the thoughts that created limiting beliefs for me.
I’m tired of paying attention to obstacles instead of possibilities.
When we approach God, Goddess, Universe, Spirit, Q’uan Yin, Jesus, or Ganesha for help in removing obstacles and a clear path, we are petitioning for help. I now believe that we also refuse to accept that help when we immediately ask and then defend the status quo.
But how can this be accomplished? Well, at the base of beliefs are thoughts, and thoughts can be chosen or changed when we consciously choose to do so. This means that first of all we have to be cognizant that we have these thoughts even though they are automatic most of the time.
My formula is to recognize this, and then dismiss the old and replace with the new. It’s so simple (but not easy!) that it’s astonishing to me.
Simply believe that the deity (or power) you hold dear has heard you, and that you will receive your petition. You might have to do the work, but you can step into change by awareness and, dare I use the word “belief?”
One problem at a time.
Make a list of fears and limitations that don’t seem to make sense, but there they are. Examine them and get to know them for what they are: thought patterns. Writing them down helps at times. Re-writing them with new thought patterns is powerful. Awareness is everything.
Lizzie Bennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, (RN), Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister . She is a Spiritual facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine® as her private practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey this life.
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