Running On An Illusion

Any belief you have about yourself is the result of a combination of several things. It is something you have told yourself over and over again or others have told you over and over again until you believe it to be true. The driving force behind our beliefs,perhaps the strongest determinant, are the references we have created to support a given belief.

If a person has gone on a diet and not lost more than a few pounds,very often,they will create a belief of “not being able to lose weight.” Their failed attempt becomes the reference that supports their belief. They say things like, “See,I tried but I just can’t do it.”

One of the ways to begin to shift your limiting beliefs is to question the references that are supporting them and replace with new ones that will empower you to create what you want. References are like the legs on a stool,they support the belief. If you begin to breakdown the references,you weaken the belief the same way that you would weaken the stool if you began to break the legs.

For the person who created a belief of “not being able to lose weight” was pure illusion. The truth is,she was not committed enough to keep going. She could have created a belief that said, “I will still keep at it till I get my perfect shape.” That is how one can begin to live on the positive side of life.

The only difference between where you are right now and having what you want is the belief. For example, I believe I drive a Ford Sports Edition ,I believe it because it is in my car lot. This was not always the case. There was a time some years back when I was without a car and walked or took the transit buses everywhere. There was a time after that when I drove an old car that would break down on a regular basis. What it took for me to attract the Ford into my life was to begin to believe I could have it and to do the work that would make it possible for me to afford it.

A more effective method of achieveing what you want and creating a new reality is to gradually move toward it by shifting your beliefs a little at a time. For example, a new belief you could use to move from a state of “I have no money,” might be “I have just begun a part-time business that will increase my income.”

While this is not the desired outcome of “I have lots of money,” it is further along the original,low energy belief and will begin to move you in the direction of your dreams. As your “current reality” begin to shift,you can create another bridge belief that is even closer to your desired outcome until, one day,your desire and your reality are the same and you have whatever it is that you want.

Getting rid of an illusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth- Ludwig Borne