Welcome to Part 6 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 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 your OPENNESS TO CHANGE.
One sure way to limit our potential is to resist the flow of change in our lives. This is a very self-deluding perception because the process of change is the essence of life – we can proactively participate in it or we can just let it happen to us. Change tends to be something we want everyone else to do. In truth, the only person we have the power to change is ourselves.
If we are resistant to change, life becomes a waiting game. It is like hiding in a closet and waiting for a guarantee that everything will be forever safe outside before we agree to come out. We tend to dance back and forth between feeling guilty about the past and frightened of the future, believing that it is either too soon or too late to change careers, move to a new area, buy a house, have children, or take a trip. The one place in time in which we are absent is the only time that is real – the present.
The following is a Self-Evaluation of Your Beliefs About Your Being Open to Change. 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 #6 – OPENNESS TO CHANGE
Am I flexible and willing to go with the constant flow of changes within my life?
Separation: Resisting the flow of life; being stuck in the guilt of the past and the fear of the future; afraid to make decisions; trying to make life so secure so as to avoid having to face new challenges; waiting for changes to happen.
Oneness: Greeting life with fluidity by choosing to be in the present; seeing life as a process of change and growth; having the courage to make decisions; being open to new opportunities and situations; going with the flow of life events.
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 am afraid to change.
Affirmation of Oneness: I am safe as I flow with the creative, loving energy of the universe.
Feeling of Separation: How do I know what choices are “right” for me?
Affirmation of Oneness: I know that every choice I make contributes to my growth and wholeness.
Feeling of Separation: What if I make the “wrong” choices?
Affirmation of Oneness: I am willing to express my genuine self.
Feeling of Separation: I’ll wait until tomorrow.
Affirmation of Oneness: I choose to be in present time.
Feeling of Separation: I will just wait and let fate decide.
Affirmation of Oneness: I am aware of my inner power to choose perceptions that are aligned with universal love.
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.
When we open our hearts and minds to accepting the inevitability of constant change, we are able to move into the infinite potential that only exists in the spiritual reality of present time. When we are open to change, we are working in harmony with the laws of nature, and our lives begin to experience a synchronous flow of life’s blessings moving in and out of our lives. A new life is awaiting you – are you ready to receive it?
I welcome any questions or insights you would like to share regarding your self-discovery process as you become conscious of your beliefs about your willingness to be open to change.
Love and Light