Your beliefs hold the magic key to your life.
It is from this center of beliefs that your life is unfolding. There are no limits to your being except for how you believe about yourself. No limits to the love in your heart, no limits to infinite possibilities that lie in waiting for you. Everything you look at, everything you touch, everything you allow or don’t allow, every reaction and every action you take, is colored and shaped by the beliefs you hold dear for yourself.
If you can suspend your hold on your beliefs, and look at them, one by one, bring them out from the depth of your being, and hold them up in the light and see if they are really yours. And ask yourself, is this what I really and truly believe? Or did I pick this up from someone else somewhere along the way, and just held on to it as my own? It is than that you will begin the journey home to finding – you.
For fifty years I held on to beliefs that weren’t mine, they belonged to others, but I took them from the time I was a small child. They were placed on me, ingrained into me, handed down to me like precious heirlooms, gifts from those who have lived and earned the right to declare them, and I took them, I believed them to be the gospel truth, about the universe, God, and of how I am. I took these words and I put them inside of me, and I made them my own. They became embedded into every cell in my body. They became the center of my universe. The place from where all my decisions were made. They became what ruled and regulated and shaped my life. All of my experiences were filtered through, and colored by, the beliefs that I upheld to and measured everything against.
I was those beliefs.
One day while reading my very first book on spirituality “The Seat of the Soul” I had an awakening, my heart opened up and I knew, I don’t know how I knew, but I knew that there is another way, that maybe everything I’ve held onto as gospel truth, was not the truth for me. I knew that I can have different thoughts and different ideas and different beliefs from what I had known up to that moment. WOW!!! What a revelation!!! To realize that I can and am allowed to think a different way was amazing to me. And once I started to excavate and to work on my inner self and once I started to be able to change beliefs that I’ve held onto since childhood, my whole life started to transform.
Suddenly everything about me started to open, to expand, to uplift. Life wasn’t cold and hard and life wasn’t something to fear and God was not what I was brought up to believe. Suddenly the universe was revealing herself in ways I never had known and I was welcoming all of it, I was hungry, starving for the new that was unfolding. And I started to let God in, a new God not the God I had feared and didn’t want to have anything to do with. That God was my parents God, not mine, and I allowed a loving God to reveal God-self to me.
Every time I was able to suspend my hold on a belief that didn’t belong to me, and change it to what I did believe, limitations fell to the way side, possibilities appeared, doors opened where there were none before, it was like a whole new world opened up walls of steel fell off me and I felt freedom from the prison I had enclosed myself into.
When I suspended the hold on the beliefs that didn’t belong to me – I started to find myself.