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In Uncovering your limiting beliefs and mental and emotional blocks – part 1 I discussed the importance of this step and outlined one method to begin finding out what are some of the beliefs you have which are holding you back.
I will now teach you another method. This one is called the “Mirror Tells All” method.
It simply states that your life, as it is right now is an exact mirror of your inner beliefs about every aspect of your life.
And so, to find out what these beliefs are all you need to do is, for each of the life areas outlined in the Goal Setting section, write down the AS IS.
In other words describe on detail how your life is in that area right now: How you feel about it, how successful are you in that area, how close are you to where you would like to be?
By putting this down on paper you will in fact be creating the list of beliefs of how you subconsciously believe your life can be, What you deserve and how well you can or can’t do in each life area.
I know that this is often not an easy step. You may look at a certain aspect of your life and say there are certain objective circumstances which are influencing your current situation.
Let me assure you, that as good or bad as things are, there are absolutely NO circumstances that can occur in your life if you don’t have some sort of belief that holds them true.
Nothing can exist in your life if your vibration doesn’t resonate with it. What does that mean exactly? That if you are, for example, in a situation where you feel a victim to some wrong doing by someone else, and you may feel you have no control over the situation. However there must be at some level, a thought or belief which supports a state of ‘victim mentality’. If that were not the case, that situation could not be present in your life.
So take the time to write out the AS-IS of your life, and then look at it. What you have written down is going to be your starting point in the process of personal growth in your life.
When you feel you have completed this step and are ready to move forward:
Take the plunge into Clearing your limiting beliefs.
Uncovering your limiting beliefs and mental and emotional blocks will involve some conscious effort on your part. The way you choose to do this is entirely up to you. I have outlined here a technique which I have used and found very effective.
First of all state the intention to become aware of these ‘road blocks’. By telling your subconscious mind that you are willing to start examining what’s going on inside your mind, you are giving it a signal to start bringing these things to your attention.
The first method is to create a list.
Take a clear piece of paper (or empty word document). For each of the items on the list below begin to write as many things as come up:
- I am:
- I should:
- People are:
- Men are:
- Women are:
- Kids are/should:
- Parents are/should:
- I always:
- I never:
- Others see me as:
- My parents think I am:
- I am bad at:
- I can’t:
- I will never:
- Life is:
- The world is:
- I am afraid of/to:
- Abundance is:
- Money is:
- Time is:
- Scarcity is:
- Opportunities are:
- If …then…: (for example: IF I work hard then I’ll be successful).
Do not think too much about what you are writing, and definitely do not judge yourself in the process. Write down as many as you can. You may not think you have so many for each subject, but give it some time (even over a few days) and you will be amazed at how many of these “truths” you carry around with you.
Notice during the days ahead every time you start a sentence with one of those statements and write it down. If you find yourself making statements which do not appear on the list feel free to add those to your list.
By the end of the week you should have a notebook full of sentences.
If you would like to try another method you can check out uncover your limiting beliefs and mental blocks part 2.
If you feel you have completed this step, you are now ready to move on to the next step: