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Why We Get Stuck!

11 May

Limitations and StuckGetting stuck in our attempts at personal change is a common experience.

One of the main reasons that cause us to get stuck is the misguided beliefs that we hold about ourselves.

What we think about who we are, what we represent and what we are meant to do .

These are what one would call mis-guided beliefs or limiting beliefs are unfortunately, they are a BIG lie.

What are limiting beliefs and why are you stuck?

These are beliefs that cause us to act and react in ways which limit our potential. However, unless people have done some inner work, they are often unable to identify their limiting beliefs if asked. This is because an unquestioned belief is considered a truth and not a belief at all.

What Is truth?

As Esther Hicks states often

“It is what you give your attention to”.  So then, how can we shine a light on our limiting beliefs in such a way that we are willing to stand still and examine them?

Step One to reprogramming your mind is to recognize that your limiting belief is a lie and the new belief is the truth.

You must  answer the lie with the truth. Whenever you repeat to yourself a negative statement supporting the old belief, immediately answer it with the truth. Speak out loud if you have to (hopefully no one will be around) and say “No, that is not true,” and then state the new belief.

To give the new belief power, it is important to look for reasons why it is true. As your mind finds more and more reasons why the new belief is true, it will gain precedence and the limiting belief will have no power.

Second Step is to spend some time listening to your self-talk. Don’t judge your thoughts and don’t try to change them; just observe them and listen for repetitions and patterns. Write down the things you say to yourself often. Don’t think about them, just record them. There’s no stress. Do this for a week and then go through your notes. This can be a very uncomfortable experience as most of us do not pay much conscious attention to our inner dialog.

The third step is to follow on from the second.. Carefully examine your notes and highlight often repeated statements you make to yourself. You may be surprised how negatively you speak to yourself. Write these statements on a separate piece of paper leaving a few lines blank under each one. Write down the area or areas of your life each statement refers to.

The fourth and final step is to discovering your limiting beliefs are to evaluate how these areas of your life are working. If you regularly repeat a statement to yourself that relates to an area of your life that is stressful, disappointing or simply not working on some level, there is a very good chance that your self-talk reflects a limiting belief which is blocking your success in that area.

Once you have identified a limiting belief and acknowledged its effects on your life, you can change it. To change a limiting belief, it is most effective to work backwards from your desired result.

♥What is holding you back from achieving the outcome you want?

♥What do you think other people believe about themselves that allows them to have it?

♥What do you think you need to believe about yourself in order to get the results you want?

Once you have worked out one or more positive beliefs that will support you, you need to program them into your belief systems.

Limiting beliefs can have devastating effects on our lives such as creating poverty, preventing us from getting the job we want, keeping us lonely or keeping us fat.

They usually reflect the profoundly deep “I cant’s” of life.

Whenever you really feel that you just can’t do something, have something or be something, you are probably being influenced by a limiting belief.

Limiting beliefs are like vampires keeping you stuck; they suck the life out of you.

But also like vampires, they cannot exist in the light of day. Limiting beliefs can only exist because they hide in the dark recesses of the mind, unexamined. Once they are brought to light, they can be seen for what they are and they must die.

If you need additional help to defeat limiting beliefs, a energy shifting such as EFT can be useful.

If you know the belief you need to overcome and the belief you need to program, EFT and similar therapies can short cut the process.

It is particularly useful in situations where the limiting belief has occurred as a result of trauma or strong emotion and has become locked in at a physical level, not just mentally. Biofeedback therapies use muscle testing to measure the body’s response to different beliefs and can help a person release damaging beliefs and set positive new ones.

Limiting beliefs are a part of the human condition. However, we do not have to hold onto them. Changing a single belief can have a dramatic impact on our whole lives.

If we seek to discover and change all our limiting beliefs, each of us can totally shift our experience of life and become the person we were born to be.

This is a gift no one can give us, we have to do it ourselves.

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