The [Self] Empowerment of Belief
To feel empowered is to feel confident in your skin and in yourself, and who you are and what you bring into this world. Is this sense of empowerment a thought from the mind, or does it actually originate from the freeing of the mind and connecting to our higher sense of self through our heart and our emotions.
The source of our perceptions of self, begins through the beliefs we tell ourselves and the beliefs we allow others to tell us; They are merely stories that shape the platform that we view the world outside of us from, within.
The simplicity of belief is that we can change them, re-create them and re-shape them or totally remove them, to totally transform ourselves from within the core of who we “believe” we are.
From this space, we can then re-create the way we choose to see and perceive the world around us through how we choose to perceive and respond or react to the world from within ourselves.
As above so below…. Microcosm/Macrocosm
The concept was first laid out in the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus:
“That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing.”
It is with this simplicity that miracles can happen. If only you allow yourself to believe it.
Could it really be this simple though? We find ourselves living in a world that does everything to feed the self-doubt that we all live with; herein of course lies a choice and this choice is always available, in every moment of every day.
Belief can serve us, but it can also limit us. If we allow ourselves to let go of the mind being the one in control around here, and let ourselves feel into our hearts and truly connect with ourselves and our environment, then we may discover that how we feel and what we think are two totally different perspectives and as a result, two totally different worlds.
What if, the stories we tell ourselves serve to attract the experiences we are having to continue the flow of whatever core story we are telling ourselves.
“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
George Orwell, 1984
The meaning of this statement is that someone can redefine who they are and, in fact, what a society is by being able to change the perception of how the past is configured.
Our past only exists because of the memories we hold onto and we hold onto our memories depending on the story we are telling ourselves.
Within this concept lies the inherent potential for us to become the highest authority of our life experience. To become the authors of our own script and to truly live life authentically…
If the action or behaviour or perhaps lack thereof another triggers a reaction within you then that is merely bringing something to the surface for you to take a closer look at.
We only react to something that may hold a potential to threaten our core story. This can be referred to as cognitive dissonance; the feeling of uncomfortable tension which comes from holding two conflicting thoughts in the mind at the same time.
Cognitive dissonance is central to many forms of persuasion to change beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviours.
When you start feeling uncomfortable, stop and see if you can find the inner conflict.
Then notice how that came about.
Dissonance is often strong when we believe something about ourselves and then do something against that belief. If I believe I am good but do something bad, then the discomfort I feel as a result is cognitive dissonance.
This brings us to the concept of what it means to be responsible… having the ability to respond as opposed to react.
This is speaking our truth from our non-biased heart space, as opposed to reacting from a pre-programmed mind and belief structure that may be feeling threatened and come across argumentative and defensive.
This is quite possibly the most [self] empowering thing we can ever do for ourselves, as we free ourselves from the constrains of self-limiting beliefs within the mind and allow ourselves to operate from a non-biased, open heart space just feeling it’s way through each and every experience in each and every moment.
As a heart centred life coach; aka consciousness shift coach; I strive to facilitate others through this process of discovering and uncovering the self-limiting beliefs that may lie at the core of what is causing the problems they may be perceiving themselves experiencing.
He who thinks he can and he who thinks he can’t are both right…
Which one do YOU believe?
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” Any doubt you have is your own.”