BELIEFS BELIEFS BELIEFS
Disowning our power
We all conceptually know the power of beliefs, yet most live in lack of true recognition of the power of their beliefs. Even beyond that, most people are not aware of what they believe and they think that life somehow operates outside of what they believe about it. Beliefs are like the lenses we wear on our eyes, they determine what we see and what we don’t see. They determine what we feel and what we don’t feel, and also how we behave and function in our environments. Beliefs create our experiences. Whatever it is we experience and attract is based on our beliefs. Our beliefs literally create the world we perceive.
Beliefs are fundamental to every aspect of our lives and yet we give them little credence. We ignore and devalue the impact they have and most of the time aren’t even aware of what it is we are believing. We insist that some other forces are at play other than our beliefs, and that those forces are more powerful, more based in reality or more true. Understand that, that is also a belief. It’s simply one that disowns and projects its power outside of it’s seeming self and creates separation between self and stuff. When we participate in such a manner, where we disown our beliefs and project them on the stuff of life, we give the stuff of life our power. The stuff of life has no independent power, it has only the power you’ve given to it. In essence it seems that the picture, the experiences, the interactions, the people, our body, etc. is what has the power, but it does not. It only has the power you’ve given it.
This can seem confusing for the mind to grok. This is because most people have some heavy duty beliefs in there that believe that things have independent power. They only appear to if you believe that to be so. The world you will perceive will be one of independent objects, where things will feel other to you and there will be some sense of separation or disconnection. This is how the majority of humans operate. As a species we come from a level of awareness that developmentally doesn’t know its power yet. It’s like how a baby doesn’t know how to speak until it hears words and speaking is modeled to it. As adults we don’t know our power until it is shown to us. Then once we see it we can’t unsee it. Our power comes through knowing and choosing what we believe; deliberately, precisely and consciously. It’s taking responsibility for ourselves in such a way that we know what we believe and take full accountability to the creations we manifest based on those beliefs.
Utilizing our power
Some of our beliefs are tricky to see because they are so close to our faces. They are kind of like a contact lens. If you are an avid contact lens wearer you don’t really know the lens is there until you, or someone else, tries to take it off of your eye. Once it’s removed, meaning once you are no longer looking through the lens of that belief, only then can you actually see it. If it remains on your eye without your awareness of it, it will simply be how you see the world. No other perspective would even be apparent to you. Often when the metaphorically contact lens is removed we recognize our belief(s) and clarity about how we experience life is revealed to us. It is as if all the sudden we can see what we couldn’t see before.
Perhaps some of you are at this stage where you can see a belief or a handful of beliefs, yet you feel that you struggle in changing or shifting them. This is the juncture where you get to utilize and learn fluency with and in your power. It’s like pulling out your sword, magic wand, wizard’s staff, or any other empowerment symbol that resonates with you. Be clear that the symbol is inert by itself, however you get to learn to utilize your power through it. It’s you that makes life come alive, not the other way around. The key ingredient is conviction in choice. If you are either not sure that you get to choose or you don’t have conviction (meaning true belief) in what you actually desire to believe, than it will feel hard to change a belief.
The honest to god truth is that it is very easy to change a belief. You just do it. You are after all the only one in charge of your life. There is no one else inside of your head choosing for you. Its just you in there. All of the struggle or seeming hardness is simply your desire to hold onto your current belief. For some reason you think that whatever belief you are choosing to keep serves you more. There is no wrongness in that. Only the recognition of what you are choosing so that you can be clear about how you are creating the world you experience and take full accountability for it.
Once you get this and start truly applying it you will begin to deconstruct how you’ve thought the world works. It will be the end of the powerless, hopeless perspective. You’re in charge. You’ve always been. You just didn’t know it. This is the next stage of development for human consciousness. To become aware of itself in such a way that it recognizes that it’s had the power all along. Its the end of subject-object separation. There is no more you and other, no more you and your body, no more you and your emotions, no more you and the stuff of life. You recognize you as subject, as the central operating force or principle. All responds to you, not the other way around. It starts and ends with you and your beliefs. Know what you are choosing and choose in accordance with the experience of life that you desire. Nothing is impossible. What you decide is real is real. What you decide is hard is hard. What you decide is easy is easy. Even though it may seem that two people experience the world the same, they don’t. Things are not as solid as they seem. Play a little. Take a chance. Believe something radical and fully believe it. Your conviction is your doorway into new experience and novel creations.
Dr. Amanda Love, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado