Welcome to Part 2 of a 7 part series in which you are invited to become aware of the Basic Beliefs Underlying Your Perceptions of Life! Even more importantly, you are offered the opportunity to transform your self-limiting beliefs of separation and fear into self-empowering beliefs of oneness and unconditional love.
Our basic beliefs are the fundamental concepts we have formed about ourselves and the world around us based on the mental input we have received throughout our lives. They are the underlying thought forms deep within our psyche that support all our views of life. Our basic beliefs have a profound impact on the quality of our lives because they are the core of our personal values governing absolutely every perception we choose.
Many of our basic beliefs generate self-limiting thoughts because they are framed within our childhood perspectives, rooted in societal training, and do not reflect our whole self.
This week I invite you to become aware of your beliefs about self-responsibility. Every thought you have and every word you speak is creating the circumstances within your life. Because every thought is an electrical impulse, each of us is like a television station in that we transmit our thoughts by sending out certain frequencies, also known as vibrations. The vibrations of your thoughts magnetize other thoughts on the same frequency, so whatever you send out is what comes back to you. Thoughts of love attract people and circumstances that resonate with love. Thoughts of fear attract people and circumstances that resonate with fear.
When you take responsibility for your own thoughts and how they are creating the quality of your reality, you are no longer beholden to the beliefs and thoughts of others. If you don’t like what you see in your exterior world, you don’t have to wait for the circumstances to change. You have the creative power to change your exterior reality by changing the interior world of your thoughts!
The following is a self-evaluation of your beliefs about self-responsibility. As you scan through the questions, simply ask yourself, “Do I relate to the statements of separation, or do I relate to the statements of oneness? The perceptions of separation correspond with fear and lock us into self-defeating behaviors, while the perceptions of oneness resonate with our spiritual truth of unconditional, universal love and open us to our greater potential.
It is best to trust your immediate, spontaneous responses to these questions. When we analyze ourselves and deliberate over the answers, we run the risk of falling into the trap of self-judgment rather than pure awareness.
Remember, this evaluation is not an exercise in self-criticism, nor does it involve judgment of others. It is merely a tool to shed the light of self-awareness on the foundation of beliefs upon which we base our view points of life.
BASIC BELIEF #2 – SELF-RESPONSIBILITY
Do I believe that my personal reality is a reflection of my thoughts and actions?
Do I believe that I am responsible for choosing perceptions that are in alignment with my spiritual truth?
Separation: Living from the “outside in;” feeling like a victim; using personal energy to react to outer circumstances; blaming others for the circumstances and quality of one’s life; holding other people responsible for one’s happiness and fulfillment.
Oneness: Living from the “inside out;” taking responsibility for the perceptions that create our personal reality; using personal energy to pro-actively create perceptions based on inner spiritual truth; acknowledging challenges in life as spiritual growth opportunities.
Which statements do I most relate to – separation or oneness?
Where does this belief originate? (i.e. parents, family culture, religion)
Is this my own personal truth now that I am an adult?
DO I CHOOSE TO CHANGE THIS BELIEF?
The following are affirmations to transform your perceptions of separation and fear into affirmations of oneness and unconditional love:
Feeling of Separation: I have no control over what happens to me.
Affirmation of Oneness: I take responsibility for the perceptions I choose and how they affect my life.
Feeling of Separation: I cannot survive without someone to take care of me.
Affirmation of Oneness: I am connected to a Higher Power that provides me with the strength and courage I need to support myself.
Feeling of Separation: My parents have ruined my life.
Affirmation of Oneness: I am responsible for the quality of my own life.
Feeling of Separation: Bad things are always happening to me.
Affirmation of Oneness: I choose to see the spiritual messages in all my experience.
Feeling of Separation: People are always trying to control me.
Affirmation of Oneness: I have the power to take charge of my own life.
Remember: Every single belief that you have stored into your brain is the result of constant repetition that has come from yourself – as well as from others. YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR BELIEFS THROUGH THE PROCESS OF AFFIRMATIONS. It does not matter whether you initially believe your affirmations. Affirmations are a mental stretch moving toward spiritual truth. With enough repetition, you will come to believe your affirmations of oneness.
Affirmations help us to develop the habit of consistent, positive self-dialogue. By making a commitment to the ongoing practice of repeating affirmations of self-love, you have the power to transform your self-deprecating beliefs about yourself into self-respecting perceptions that reflect the truth of your Oneness with Spirit and universal love.
I welcome any questions or insights you would like to share regarding your self-discovery process as you become conscious of your beliefs about self-responsibility.
Love and Light