Are Your Beliefs Sabotaging Your Life?

September 2006

Hi and Welcome to Issue #013 of Success Express!

How Your Mind Works

Have you ever wondered why you feel and act the way you do? It all starts when you’re born - from birth, your subconscious mind constantly seeks pleasure and protects you from harm. All of the information it receives throughout a lifetime comes from the conscious mind.

Your subconscious mind is creative, and acts with absolute conviction, upon all of the suggestions it receives from your conscious mind. It does not have the ability to reason, and so it can’t decide whether to act upon or ignore an idea. This is why it’s sometimes called the “silent partner” to your conscious mind.

So what does that mean in layman’s terms? Well, think of your conscious mind as the director of your belief systems. It is superior to your subconscious mind, because it has the power to reason and make decisions. In fact, a new suggestion is received by your conscious mind approximately every seven seconds. If your conscious mind decides to accept the suggestion, it transmits this acceptance to your subconscious mind, where it is stored in the permanent memory bank as a belief.

So what exactly ARE Belief Systems?

Each day, we rely on our belief systems to automatically guide us in our day to day living. Mostly, our belief systems are useful, because they allow us to automatically seek reference from the subconscious memory, so we don’t have to learn how to do things all over again each time we do them. After all, if you had to consciously remember how to brush you teeth every day, you wouldn’t be able to get much done would you?

Where it has the opposite effect, is if we respond automatically to a belief which is detrimental to our well being. Bottom line?

Whatever you believe to be true about you, the world and life in general WILL come to pass.

So.... if you believe that the world is a cold, hard place then that is what you will experience as your reality.

Great, Sonia...thanks for the news flash. Now what am I supposed to do all with the negative stuff down there???(I hear you ask....) Look, it’s not as bleak as you might think. Think about it this way...if you created your own beliefs, then you can consciously choose to UN-create them. And you can do this with the help of a qualified therapist. But at the end of the day, you DO have a choice!

Do you want to release some of those negative beliefs? contact me. I can help you release and subconscious blocks that may be getting in the way of you moving forward in your life.

Other People’s Stuff – are you being poisoned?

Are you one of those people who can’t seem to get the courage to follow your dreams? If so, think about how fear might be ruling your life. Most of the fear that we take on has come from other people around us. I'll give you an example; let’s say you’ve got a great idea for a home business. You do the research, come up with a business plan and work out exactly how you’re going to do it.

You’re just about to get started, when the unthinkable happens; you tell one of your co-workers about your idea. Now, instead of getting excited about the idea and congratulating you for your spurt of creative genius, this person gives you ten reasons why it CAN’T be done!! All of a sudden you’re deflated, doubts and fears creep in and before you know it you’ve shelved the project before even giving it a go.

This is a classic example of what I call Inherited 'what-if' syndrome. Negative energy is not only highly toxic, it's extremely infectious. Be aware that many people in the world are fearful, and will give you all the reasons why you ought to 'play it safe', just like they do. Why do they give you this advice? Because if you are doing what they are doing, then that makes their beliefs true!! Don’t allow yourself to take on other people's beliefs as your own. Trust your own judgement and do what is right for you.

Enough Talk Already

I get a lot of clients who are acutely aware of the blocks that are stopping them from moving forward in their lives. Many have had extensive psychotherapy, so by the time they get to me they're saying:

‘I’m sick to death of TALKING about this stuff; I just want to move on!’

Fair enough, too. It’s one thing knowing WHY you act the way you do, but it’s another thing altogether breaking free from the negative beliefs. For example, let’s say you’re a worrier; you worry day and night, and you worry about anything and everything....heck, you even worry about WORRYING!! Worst of all, you know why you are a worrier and you know where it came from. Years of expensive talk therapy have led you this realization. The last therapist you saw told you “just relax”...and you wanted to kill him, right? (don't worry, I'll never tell...:)

I call this the conscious/subconscious mismatch. Think of your conscious mind as the hare; it’s already won the race, because you are consciously aware of the beliefs that are holding you back...only problem is, those beliefs are stuck way down in the subconscious dungeon and you can’t find the key to get in there to boot them out! Your subconscious is the tortoise, and it still has the old beliefs and baggage and no matter how much you tell it to hurry up and get over it, it just can’t seem to catch up!!

This is where hypnotherapy can help. When you make a conscious decision to heal at a subconscious level, you have access to the part of your mind that says ‘yes, I’ll do what you say, NO QUESTIONS ASKED!’. Remember, your subconscious mind does not know the difference between what’s vividly imagined and what’s real…so you can tell it anything! A skilled therapist will plant the right seeds to allow you to fully heal and move forward with your life. So make the conscious/subconscious match today!

Make a decision today to identify and remove the beliefs that are no longer serving you well.

Feeling stuck? Consider enlisting the services of a qualified therapist to help you identify your blocks and create new, empowering beliefs.

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So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this issue of Success Express...have a great day!

- Sonia

Manifest Your Success

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