Curate your beliefs meticulously, it is upon them you construct your entire reality.
From the moment of birth, we are downloading information.
Our physical brain is like an empty hard drive, which is processing everything we see, hear, taste, touch – all of this is happening before we are conscious of it.
Therefore, our parents and extended family are the first sources of information beyond what our physical senses pick up on. As we continue to mature, the next big influences are teachers, our peer group, our religious affiliations, our ethnicity, our sexual orientation – our identity begins to form based on all of the beliefs that passed down to us.
And then new beliefs are formed within that pool of information.
Part of awakening – or conscious evolution – is learning to observe the mind chatter, because it is within that incessant stream of internal dialogue we get a peek at what we believe.
Until we are able to do this, we can’t change beliefs that aren’t serving our personal growth in a positive manner.
Our beliefs about the world, are what generate our emotional reaction to what we see. Therefore our thoughts which generate our emotions are the building blocks of the world we will experience.
The hardest part when we begin taking ownership for our part in creation of the reality we live in, is learning how to change reacting to what it is we’ve created. There is a time delay, an echo so to speak, so even when you begin cleaning up your beliefs, you will still experience things outside yourself that don’t match it.
Try to remember that the longer you’ve held a belief, the deeper it’s embedded in your personal programming, the longer it will take to delete it off your hard drive.
Instead of getting frustrated with this process, it’s best to remind yourself that every time you see and challenge a belief, and replace it with a new one, over time it will form a new neural network in your brain that will eventually take over.
So you can’t just change a belief because you want to.
You must replace it with a new one, and give it your focus for a long enough time that the connection is stronger than the old one. Once an old belief hasn’t been accessed regularly, it weakens and eventually the neural pathway in the brain deteriorates.
If allowed to deteriorate completely, that belief is disconnected.
No matter how deep the belief, remember if it isn’t working to create the life you truly want to experience, it is worth the effort to curate a new one that does.
What beliefs do you currently have that are stopping you from creating the reality you want to experience?
Start with the easiest belief you have that you can tackle and replace it with a new one. Every time you catch yourself acting or thinking in a way that is born from that old belief, repeat the new one to yourself.
You will know once you’ve changed a belief when the new one becomes second nature – you won’t even have to think about it.
When that happens, move onto the next one. If you actively hunt for and replace limiting beliefs you have the ability to transform any and all aspects of your current reality that don’t reflect where you want to be standing.