Welcome to Part 5 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 COMMITMENT TO BE YOUR TRUE SELF.
“Commitment” is making a conscious choice to genuinely step into life by fully expressing your authentic self. This sounds incredibly simple – “so all I have to do is just be who I am?” The answer is a resounding “YES!” So why do we spend so much time and effort side stepping, withholding, and even avoiding openly contributing our unique gifts and talents with the world? Most likely, it is because we are going in circles with perceptions that are filled with self-judgment. This results in an endless list of paralyzing rationalizations: Perhaps we are saying that we are not good enough, not smart enough, not wealthy enough, not healthy enough, not young enough, and/or not attractive enough to come out into the light and be seen for the unique person we were born to be.
The bottom line is that when we do this, we are making an unconscious decision to wait until we are perfect before we pursue our passions and dreams of what we really want to do with our lives. Demanding that we be perfect is a form of self-attack in which we focus on our flaws. Withholding the expression of our true self is a behavior which causes us pain at every level because we are constantly in a state of contraction.
When we shift our perceptions to focus on our strengths, gifts, talents, and passions, we are focusing on our light within. We can then use our energy to express more of who we ARE, rather than who we ARE NOT. This perspective creates a state of expansion because we are freeing ourselves to live from the core of our inner spiritual truth. When our thoughts, words, and actions are based on our spiritual values, we then begin to attract people, opportunities, and resources that support our mission to share our genuine self with the world.
The following is a Self-Evaluation of Your Beliefs About Your Commitment to be Your True Self. 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 #5 – COMMITMENT TO BE YOUR TRUE SELF
Am I committed to sharing the gift of who I am with the world by expressing my true self and my unique talents?
Separation: Holding back on one’s creative potential and true expression of feelings; being emotionally armored; being a perfectionist; judging self harshly.
Oneness: Having the courage to express one’s unique and authentic self; being open and honest; being willing to enthusiastically share the gift of one’s self with the world.
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 don’t even know who I am.
Affirmation of Oneness: I am an expression of universal light and love.
Feeling of Separation: I don’t know how to express myself.
Affirmation of Oneness: I am spiritually guided to express my true self.
Feeling of Separation: I am afraid to express my real feelings.
Affirmation of Oneness: I am willing to express my genuine self.
Feeling of Separation: My creativity is blocked.
Affirmation of Oneness: I am an open channel for receiving and expressing my divine creative energy.
Feeling of Separation: I am afraid I will fail.
Affirmation of Oneness: I am completely supported by the universe when I express my truth.
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.
Simply stated, making a commitment to express your Genuine Self is your mission in life. No one else in the world has your unique personality, physical structure, brain function, gifts, and talents. Each one of us is a vital piece in the puzzle of the wholeness of humanity. What could be more important?
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 commitment to being your true self.
Love and Light