Belief Systems

You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny

~ Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.4.5

Belief is close to if not our number one human being super power.  What you believe shapes all your concepts, agreements, stories, feelings… At it’s core a belief is a label and a possible limitation if gone unquestioned in the subconscious mind.   

When was the last time, you questioned any of your beliefs?  Why do we call a chair a chair for example or where did you pick up some foundational beliefs about gender, god, pain, loss, time…? Could it be possible that what you were taught in school, by your parents, what you read in the news… was not entirely true, surely not the whole story and at the very least may not be true to you.

How do you know it’s a bad thing to spill milk?  And what if instead you choose to believe it is a Divine, Comic, Awesome experience – One to be celebrated rater then lamented over?  Now don’t get me wrong, not all these experiences are easy, or even comfortable for that matter, and the question I ask, is: Might they be just a little more enjoyable, may it bring you a little more peace, to instead smile, and think, wow, that was amazing rather then, that was horrible, bad, and shouldn’t have happened?

When we choose to believe that something is wrong, bad and should not have happened, we are in denial of our own divinity, we see ourselves as separate, limited and small ~ apart of a reality where you are a victim, people are bad and life just stinks and is cruel.   How do you know this is true?

Inquire into your belifs

All the suffering that goes on inside our minds is not reality, says Byron KatieIt’s just a story we torture ourselves with. She has a simple, completely replicable system for freeing ourselves of the thoughts that make us suffer. “All war begins on paper,” she explains. You write down your stressful thoughts, and then ask yourself the following four questions:

Question 1: Is it true?
This question can change your life. Be still and ask yourself if the thought you wrote down is true.

Question 2: Can you absolutely know it’s true?
This is another opportunity to open your mind and to go deeper into the unknown, to find the answers that live beneath what we think we know.

Question 3: How do you react—what happens—when you believe that thought?
With this question, you begin to notice internal cause and effect. You can see that when you believe the thought, there is a disturbance that can range from mild discomfort to fear or panic. What do you feel? How do you treat the person (or the situation) you’ve written about, how do you treat yourself, when you believe that thought? Make a list, and be specific.

Question 4: Who would you be without the thought?
Imagine yourself in the presence of that person (or in that situation), without believing the thought. How would your life be different if you didn’t have the ability to even think the stressful thought? How would you feel? Which do you prefer—life with or without the thought? Which feels kinder, more peaceful?

Turn the thought around:
The “turnaround” gives you an opportunity to experience the opposite of what you believe. Once you have found one or more turnarounds to your original statement, you are invited to find at least three specific, genuine examples of how each turnaround is true in your life.

How does it feel instead to choose to believe that everything is being orchestrated for your highest and best good, always? To know that the Divine Universal powers that be guide and protect you and give you only what you need to be learning, growing, thriving? ❤

 

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About Ali Grabel

Ali Grabel is an Experienced, Compassionate Presence Specializing in Transformation. ~ Advanced Rolf Practitioner ~ She studied for 6 + years on Kauai, Hawaii with Emmett Hutchinson, one of Ida Rolf’s first anointed teachers.

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