BLOG: BUSTING YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS
We all have some beliefs that no longer serve us. In fact, they keep us playing small. We will come up against these beliefs, sometimes when things have been going quite well. What can we do to shift? Here are a few paradigm shifter ideas.
Ask Powerful Questions and then Listen For the Answers
There is no problem without a solution, no question without an answer. You may not know what to do next or have the answer yet, but it will come. When you really understand this concept you can begin to relax, knowing your answer is coming.
There are countless examples of this throughout history. All our advancements have come because people kept searching for ways to accomplish things. Thomas Edison had 10,000 “failures” before he came up with the light bulb. He keep asking questions and tweaking his experiments.
Our first computer weighted 30 tons and took up 1800 square feet. Through all the technological advancements in the last 5 decades we now have hand held and compact computers with even greater capabilities.
The way to create the light bulb and the compact computer always existed before they became a reality, but people did not have the awareness of them yet. They were still using the oil lamp or the mega computers.
When you are facing your doubts and fears you might ask for guidance to move through them. What could/would you do if you didn’t believe these old paradigms? Who could you ask for help? What would someone you admire do? The point is, there is an answer that you can access when the timing is right. Be patient and kind to yourself as you would to a young, toddler just learning to walk.
Old Paradigms Can Only Have Power If We Continue To Believe Them
My parents grew up during the depression and their views on life were shaped by a fear of not having money. I grew up being taught that having security in the form of a good paying job was paramount over personal satisfaction and happiness with your career/life. My father stayed in a career he disliked for 2 decades. I had incorporated this belief about security at all costs into my career choices. Even when I no longer had any passion for my career as a social worker I was afraid to make a change.
In 2005, a defining event forever changed me. I realized that I was living out of fear and playing very small and I choose to make a leap. I looked at the security paradigm and knew it no longer was true for me. Happiness and passion for my career became paramount over financial security at any cost.
Feed Your Faith and Starve Your Fear
Be aware of what you are putting your attention on. If you have uncovered an old paradigm that no longer serves you, come up with another idea that will support you to move through the fear. If you focus on the fear and feed it, your energy will be lower. You will often lack the motivation and hold back from taking action that moves you towards your dream. You will not feel good and this often show up in our physical body as ailments/illness.
There is a Native American story that illustrates this well. A young man went to the tribal chief and said, “There are 2 dogs at war inside me. One is good and kind and the other is angry and jealous. Who will win?” The chief looked kindly at the young man and answered, “The one you feed will win so choose wisely.”
Shift to a Awareness That We Are Much More Than Our Human Experience
As spiritual beings having a human experience, created in the image and likeness of God/Spirit, we have so much more power than we realize. We just need to recognize this power and tap into it more frequently. Common ways to tap into our source power are through meditation/prayer, being in gratitude, and being in service to others. Everyone will have their own path. When we tap into our God/Spirit-given power, our life naturally changes and we experience life from a higher plateau.
Using a few of these ideas will give us a stronger belief in our abilities and support us in shifting these paradigms for good. We are powerful and capable. Live from that awareness!
To Paradigm Busting!
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