By Tamara Rant, Conscious Life News
Everyone has things that they tend to like and dislike, enjoy and despise, resonate with and find repulsive. And I think it’s safe to say that most of us would agree our gift of free will has played an enormous role in deciding what goes where into which category.
But what about certain beliefs we cannot seem to shed even though we are consciously aware of the pain they cause us and those around us? Where do those beliefs come from and why is it so hard sometimes to let them go?
When we constantly do something over and over that causes disharmony in our lives and we honestly don’t know why, then chances are it stems from a core belief that is deeply embedded into our subconscious and has been there with us for many, many years.
According to the Riggs Institute …”by age 4, a child’s brain is more than twice as active as an adult’s. The brain continues to consume glucose at this feverish pitch through age 10 and then slows down until age 16, when it levels off at adult values.” Source: http://www.riggsinst.org/brainpower.aspx
Especially around the age of 7, we are literally sponges; soaking up the world around us and being imprinted continuously by our environment and the people within in. This is necessary to teach our mind how to survive in the world, however what we often don’t realize is that we are picking up and storing false information that has been distorted.
We are taking on other people’s beliefs of what THEY have perceived this world to be, which is not always an accurate representation of the truth. And not yet having the cognitive capacity to make discernments for ourselves, we take on these beliefs as truth and they can get so deeply embedded into our psyche, that we don’t even know they are there until we start seeing them manifest later in our adult life as certain problems and issues.
A great example is perhaps our father was an alcoholic who was angry all the time. He saw through eyes that distrusted the world and he was convinced that nothing in life was fair. This made him hateful, unappreciative and unkind towards his family. A child living in this environment might take on the same impressions of the world, especially if the father in a drunken stupor is constantly yelling at him, “Son! Don’t you dare trust anyone…people will ALWAYS hurt you and let you down!”
I think we all can see how that could have a huge impact in this child’s adult life. It might make him shun away from certain relationships or life opportunities because he’s learned to be so untrusting of other people and most likely of himself in making decisions. Or if he does enter into a relationship, he may be constantly sabotaging it by convincing himself his partner is unfaithful all the time, even though there is no reason to suspect such actions.
If we are not consciously aware of core beliefs that we each have within us, then we may go through life wondering what the heck we are doing wrong or why things never work out the way we want.
We may even convince ourselves that we just are not destined to be happy and sadly many people accept this belief and thus manifest it into their destiny. But what if we are made aware of those core beliefs and we know that they can be healed? As long as we are open to the idea that they are not just “who we are”, there is not one core belief that cannot be overcome, healed and integrated so that you can live a happier, healthier life.
Iknow some of us like to tell ourselves and the world the story that we are just hopeless or “too far gone” and that you know that nothing will work because you’ve tried everything already. Well, what if I said that was just your ego fighting for its own survival, and that it’s just another core belief you’ve fallen for?
The bottom line is, we are ALL born for great things; each and every one of us! The Universe is a vast and abundant place and it does not know this story of “lack” so many humans are telling themselves every single day. It only knows how to mirror back to you all your beliefs surrounding this story. So, how about we change that story? Who is up for some serious yardwork? Because that is what it takes…the courage to first acknowledge that you ARE worthy of abundance because you are not separate from the Source of abundance. And when you begin to resonate with that, a shift occurs in that you begin to treat yourself better overall. How do we treat the people and things we love the most? With utmost care, correct? Well, it is no different with ourselves and self-love.
And once this cosmic ball is put into motion, you will begin to feel a sense of connectedness to all things and for me personally, this instilled a sense of courage in me. I no longer had fear of looking within myself at all the “bad” parts, because in that moment I knew there was nothing bad within me at all. There are only core beliefs that need to be seen, understood, loved and integrated. Then and only then does the healing begin. And once you start healing the areas of your life where you see yourself struggling, you are literally clearing space for new and wonderful things to come in. So often what we want most simply cannot arrive because there is no room with all our drama going on!
Here’s to everyone out there who is struggling, confused and suffering. You have the strength to overcome any obstacle in your life, I PROMISE you! But the key to unlocking the gear is first and foremost to believe in yourself. That belief alone can overcome any doubt. And once you do, you will start to see all the beauty within you that has been covered over by your core beliefs. And the deeper you look; you will start to see beauty within your core beliefs themselves. And finally, you will see the beauty is surrendering the power they have had over you and integrating them into your heart once and for all, because you are love and moving forward, you are closer to your authentic power than you’ve ever been before. Embrace it, rock it, live it!
Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com
Tamara posts new original articles to CLN every Saturday.