A limiting belief is something we believe to be true about ourselves and our surroundings that we perceive as absolute fact.
We all have limiting beliefs, some are known to us, the others are buried in our subconscious mind, and they can remain hidden unless we make the conscious effort to look for them.
These beliefs can hold us back from reaching our goals.
Our mind is incredibly powerful, but that doesn’t mean it always works in our favour. What we feed it determines what we get out of it.
There are two levels of the mind – the conscious, and the subconscious.
We think with our conscious mind, and whatever we habitually think sinks down into our subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind is the seat of our emotions. If we think good, good will follow; if we think ill, ill will follow.
Beliefs can be changed. We don’t have to accept them for what they currently are.
If we consciously assume something as true, even though it may be false, our subconscious mind will accept it as true and proceed to bring about results which must necessarily follow, because our mind assumed it to be true.
The subconscious mind does not reason things out like the conscious mind, and it does not argue with us controversially.
It is like the soil which accepts any kind of seed, good or bad.
Most of our habits were programmed during the first seven years of our life, usually from our parents, and teachers.
We learn subconsciously how to act, how to talk, how to react when we are happy or sad, what relationship we are supposed to have, how we are supposed to make money, etc.
In order to remove a limiting belief, it is important to identify and acknowledge it.
This is a very simple yet effective technique that will help you understand what limiting beliefs you may have and how to release them.
Write down the self-limiting beliefs that you know are hindering your personal growth.
Write down the limiting belief followed by the word ‘because’:
‘I will never be successful because..’, and write down whatever pops into your head as fast as you can.
E.G. I will never have a good relationship with my parents because I am still angry at what happened 20 years ago.
I will never have a good relationship with my parents because I struggle to forgive them and it feels better to be angry than to let go of what I cannot control.
Repeat this process as many times as you can, until you run out of answers.
Once you find the ‘because’, all you need to do it to replace your limiting belief with a more empowering one.
If you wrote: ‘I will never have a good relationship with my parents because I am still angry at what happened 20 years ago’, you could write down ‘I am open to understand their past action and forgive them’.
This process can be hard, and it takes commitments but knowing how your mind is programmed is the first important step.
Make your thoughts serve you, not slow you down. You only have limits if you allow them in our minds.
Our thoughts are active and might be likened unto seeds.
What do you want to plant and grow in your soil?
Working on limiting beliefs is something I do every day with my Kinesiology clients. I just love this process and how the energy shifts within minutes.
Do you want to know more about how I can help you?