Welcome to Day 24 of the “No Limits” Challenge. //
Today’s lesson is a rather deep inquiry—What thoughts and beliefs are creating your life?
We so often find ourselves unconscious of the actual thoughts we think—unless we follow the breadcrumbs to discover what they are.
It’s actually quite easy to discover our thoughts, if we’re willing.
You see the effects of your thinking and beliefs leave clues which point to the actual thoughts themselves. When you’re operating with healthy thoughts and beliefs, you feel good inside, and you easily manifest your desires. When you’re operating with limited thinking and beliefs, you feel negative inside, and you have a difficult time manifesting your desires.
It’s as simple as observing how your life is going and using this as indicator of the thoughts and beliefs you are operating with.
I’ve personally struggled with creating an income since I left my private practice in Austin two years ago. The fact this is a struggle for me, is a clue that I’m holding thoughts and beliefs which are out of alignment with my desire to earn a living with DrMistyFunk.com.
Noticing the separation between my current reality and my desire, I can use this as an opportunity to explore what is going on inside. I can choose to open your heart with curiosity about what thoughts and beliefs are creating my current reality.
You can do the same thing.
Get curious and explore the faulty “programs” that are running behind the scenes when you’re ready!
Step One: Identify what you want to work on.
Pick something in your life that isn’t working the way you would like, then identify what you really want.
What is not going well in my life—I’m running out of savings while working on following my dream of making a living with DrMistyFunk.com.
What I really want—To earn a living doing what I love to do. To live, work, and play all over the world spreading love and manifesting my wildest dreams.
Step Two: Use this digging tool to explore the limiting thoughts and beliefs that block you from manifesting your desire.
1) Write down your desire at the top of the page.
2) Then say, “I want (state your desire), BUT—” and write down what comes to mind. (I want to earn a living with DrMistyFunk.com, BUT—no one wants to buy my products. I want to earn a living with DrMistyFunk.com, BUT—it isn’t “real” work so no one is going to value what I’m doing.)
3) Repeat this process until you’ve written down 10 to 15 reasons why you don’t have your desire.
Please Note: It’s important that you don’t judge the thoughts that come to you. They also don’t need to make any sense or even need to be true, as you can see in my examples above. Just create the space for your limited thoughts and beliefs to come to the surface.
Step Three: Send loving compassion to yourself.
There is a very good reason you have created every limiting belief on your list. Take a moment to send loving compassion to yourself and to each belief. Bless each situation that has occurred in the past which created every limiting belief on your list.
One of my limiting beliefs has been “it’s easier to make money with a service than a product“, so as I transitioned from offering chiropractic services (which I felt adept at offering) to creating a product-based website (with zero training), I cut off my income. Now at some level I know this belief isn’t true, but there must be a part of operating in my psyche (or something similar) as some self-limiting beliefs are obviously wreaking havoc in my life.
Once you identify a self-limiting belief, you can move into loving compassion for the part of yourself that feels a lack. You can love yourself as begin to let go of damaging thoughts and beliefs. (For me:) I can find evidence of a lot of people making a living creating online products, so I know it’s possible. As I grow my confidence and self belief, I can loving let go of harmful beliefs.
Step Four: Begin to heal your limited thinking and beliefs.
There are so many ways to heal limiting beliefs. I personally use Inner Bonding, but there is Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), the Sedona Method, Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), ThetaHealing, and countless others.
I personally find it most effective to choose one technique to invest time and energy into, but other people use several techniques to heal limiting beliefs. Test out a few techniques until you find the best one for you, then take the time to start working on healing the beliefs that keep you from the life you desire.
Alright, my dear. Today’s lesson will hardly be accomplished in one sitting. You likely will work on healing limiting beliefs for much of your life. (Hope that doesn’t scare or discourage you. Hope it excites you—like going on an inner treasure hunt!)
When you take the time to observe what’s not working in your life and dig for the things that are keeping you from what you desire, you will find the keys to fulfillment.
I’m rooting for you!
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