Have you ever discovered that you’d been holding a really old, limiting belief and then not known how to change it?
If you are anything like me, you may have tried dozens of tactics to attempt to ‘get rid of’ your old, unsupportive thought-patterns and beliefs. And, if you are like me, you’ve probably found your old limiting thinking just coming back around again. This can be so irritating.
Your brain is like a computer. All of your beliefs are stored in mind-files neatly organized in folders by topic. If you found out that one of your documents on your computer contained some incorrect or old information, you wouldn’t want to take a hammer to your computer and destroy the entire thing, would you? Yet this is often the feeling many people get toward their own out-dated thought processes. They want to rage and vent their frustration on their own brain-computer system.
The truth is that you need your brain. You need that folder and that file in your mind. Your files of information are important and often relevant in your life. You don’t need to destroy anything inside of your brain-computer; you can simply learn to edit the files to contain whatever new information you’d like them to contain. It is basically a rewriting process.
Once you understand how to go about identifying your old, fear-based, limiting, irrational beliefs (covered in steps 70-80) and know that you must make a clear, conscious, energetic choice to change them (steps 82-83), you are ready to get on with the process of rewriting those old beliefs and updating them to new, empowering, rational beliefs.
The process of clearing irrationality is simple: start by saying a protection prayer (step 43) to create a safe, Loving space, then set an intention inside of yourself to access the energies of Love and compassion (step 5). Spend a few moments getting the compassion flowing.
Next, think about whatever issue or subject is present for you. This would be the subject most on your mind, usually something that is bothering you in that moment. Identify your old, irrational beliefs, looking for any irrational negatives, should, extremes, right/wrongs, good/bads, judgments or comparisons. You can write these down if you’d like.
Once you have gathered enough information about your irrational beliefs on this topic, you can move into a process of self-forgiveness. From a space of Love and compassion say, “I forgive myself for buying into the irrational belief that _________ (state old belief)”. Breathe deeply to get the compassion in and let the old belief go. Then create a new belief that comes from Loving, “My updated belief is _________ (state new belief).” Continue to clear and update beliefs until you feel complete with that subject for now. End by acknowledging yourself, giving thanks and grounding yourself when you are finished (we’ll cover these last steps in future blogs).
I encourage you to write down your new, updated beliefs on a separate piece of paper or in a special notebook. Then, if you wrote down any irrational beliefs, take a moment to burn or shred these. The paper with the irrational beliefs will contain lower energies which you won’t want to keep in your space. You can do this part neutrally, with Love and compassion, rather than from a place of anger or frustration.
Have you ever felt like you were taking a hammer to your own mind? If you have had a pattern of self-bludgeoning, I encourage you to apply tons of compassion.
Every part of you deserves to be treated with kindness and respect, even your old, irrational beliefs. Know that from now on, you can treat your mind-computer gently throughout the entire clearing and updating process. Say, “I now clear old, irrational beliefs and create new, updated beliefs with Love and compassion.”
Many Blessings of Joy and Vibrant Freedom
Action Step ~ Let go of wanting to ‘get rid of’, harm or destroy any part of your consciousness, and begin to update your belief system from a space of Love and compassion.
Declaration: “I now clear my old, irrational beliefs through a process of compassionate self-forgiveness, and I create new, empowering beliefs that support me to thrive. I am now gentle and Loving towards myself through every step of the updating process.”
Additional Support: Listen to this 9-minute closed-eye process on updating your beliefs; please refrain from driving while listening.