Beliefs shape who we are in our thoughts, bring forth strong emotions, limit what we can be or inspire us to be all we can be, cause us to act and react as we do, mirror back to us how we see ourselves and perhaps most importantly beliefs contribute not only to our emotional but to our physical well being. Have you stopped to ask yourself what you believe? I am not JUST talking about spiritually/religiously but about all aspects of life. I feel the key behind “waking up” to consciousness BEGINS with questioning the messages you send yourself daily and asking if they are actual facts you believe in. In “What If The Movie” they talk about how by the age of six we have already inherited what our family, community and people we surround ourselves believe and THAT is what makes up the “automatic pilot” recording in our brain that we react from. In Bruce Lipton’s incredible book, “The Biology of Belief” and again in “The Living Matrix Movie” it is pointed our JUST how crucial our beliefs are to our emotional and physical well being. It is time we all began listening to our self talk and asking ourselves if we truly believe the messages being said. WE control our own lives and in knowing that is POWER. Do not worry about what it has meant up until now – that was your SUBCONSCIOUS self. Begin to wake up now and take control over EVERY aspect of your own life. Know what you believe and act from that and watch as your whole life begins to change. I hope to ask and answer some questions to get you to look within and ask yourself some very important questions about belief, consciousness and how you are choosing to live your life.
Do you believe you are an active participant in your life or that things happen to you?
Yes, “the law of attraction” comes into play here but it is so much more than that. You, right this second are feeling and thinking certain things as you are every moment of the day. Are you aware WHAT you are sending out there to God/The Universe or do you believe life is out of your control and “you get what you get”.
The next time you are stressed LISTEN TO YOURSELF. Are you saying TRUE statements or are you telling yourself something a parent or someone else told you “way back when?” Examine how some of these messages make you FEEL. Write down alternatives and what you REALLY believe and want the message replaced with. Evelyn Lim from Attraction Mind Map has a brilliant FREE down-loadable report called “Transform Your Money Beliefs” about changing Money Beliefs. I feel it is important to ask yourself what you believe in EVERY area of your life; financially, emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally and in relationships. The messages you send yourself about yourself and others impacts your daily life and your well being.
Please take some time and listen to your self talk. Especially in times of stress or times you are doing routine things like driving, folding laundry, cleaning the house, etc. You MIGHT be surprised what you are telling yourself. Please do not berate yourself if you find you have been saying some truly yucky or damaging things to yourself… listening is the first step in changing and changing means your life can never be the same ever again. Living in consciousness makes the world seem “easy” not the difficult place we often have been told it was. When you begin to listen to your heart and know you WILL get answers life flows a WHOLE lot easier!
Are you living From Your Heart or are you Living From Your Head?
I saw Shaman Lench Archuletta speak twice recently and WOW did he say some amazing things. His teachings were aligned with what the movie “The Living Matrix” proved biologically about Heart Coherence and BOY DO I love it when lessons all come together. Entertain me for a few seconds and do this exercise Shaman Lench had us do… ready… no peaking ahead!
Take a second and point to yourself. As if I was in the room with you and asked you to point to yourself……
Wait…. continue pointing….
Ready…. Where is your finger pointing? I saw Shaman Lench do this exercise twice — once in front of about 50 people the second time in front of about 200 and everyone (except one person the first time) pointed to their heart. We KNOW where the real “us” resides. We KNOW intuitively we should be living from here. We know it feels RIGHT to live from here but so many times we get caught up in the brain and in habitual reactions.
The brain and ego are useful… I am not saying forget everything you have learned and abandon everything you know and your life lessons. What I am saying is pay attention to WHAT your heart is saying TOO. THAT is where your intuition comes from and with all my studies in health and spirituality these last 2 and a half years I strongly feel THIS is our most sacred and important sense. It connects us to all to each other AND to God/The Universe. Have you ever KNOWN with your whole heart something should/shouldn’t be done/said but then allowed your brain to rationalize your way out of it? How did that work out for you? In my past experiences whenever my brain has convinced my heart it knew better – it back-fired BIG TIME!
Why is this important in living consciously and in knowing your beliefs? Living consciously means listening and honoring your heart’s messages. Being in touch with your intuition and trusting that it will NEVER steer you wrong. Ask your heart if whatever behavior/message/belief you are sending yourself is one you truly believe or if it is one your head just got in the habit of repeating. When your beliefs are aligned with your actions and negative imprints cleared your energy can flow, your heart can experience heart coherence and you are vibrating and experiencing life “in the flow” and with ease instead of dis-ease.
Are you believing health or are you believing disease?
Believe me I KNOW first hand how hard this one can be. I WAS my diseases – ALL of them, EVERY diagnosis made up who Jenny was and I was living from that. The tests proved it over and over again, my doctors confirmed it, the pain in every part of my body sure didn’t let me forget it…. I felt there was NO OTHER WAY TO BE. UNTIL I began listening to what I said and knew I was not doing myself any favors by the messages I was repeating “I am SO sick”, “Ow the pain”, “What won’t get done today due to my pain?”…. and Oh so many more I don’t really like to reflect on for too long any more!
In my work as a mind/body mentor the number one question asked is “How can I say affirmations that I am healthy when I feel so sick?” Good question. My answer is always to say something believable for you. If a client has hired me they are already looking for natural ways to heal from within and on some level KNOW they can be better off then they currently are. I ask them to adapt a message THEY can BELIEVE for example;
“I am working on my health and every day I am healing and feeling better”. Or,
“I am learning more about healing every day and gaining tools to help myself heal from within” or
“I am open to receiving new ways to feel better and trust I am receiving guidance” .
There are MANY to use but as the trailer from The Living Matrix shows whether or not you believe you have the disease and what that means makes ALL the difference in how your body reacts. Our bodies are always recreating cells. We are 99.99% NEW in less than a year. Where your beliefs are contributing to what kind of cells are being created. Are you telling your body to create healthy cells or sick cells? I have shown this trailer before but for those who have not watched it yet I highly recommend it and the movie.
The study Bruce Lipton talks about that I mention in my review for “The Living Matrix” shows quite clearly what he quoted in “What If, The Movie”, “Yes, the genes are the blueprints but WE are the contractors”.
What are your beliefs telling you about your health? Do you believe you will get a disease because people in your family have it? Do you believe you can heal or that you are damned with whatever condition you have? WE choose our health and healing with our beliefs. I feel it is important that those are conscious beliefs being chosen not default subconscious beliefs that have been pre-programmed. In my post “We Are all Healers” I give 2 quick healing exercises to try on yourself and on others. It is important to remember that “worrying” about your health or someone else’s actually sends out negative energy – picturing or wishing yourself or someone else healthy sends positive energy.
If you are not living in flow with your beliefs and emotions there will be negative imprints on your energy fields. Having these negative imprints does not allow for energy to flow freely through your chakras and for your body to gather and moderate correct information.
Do you know about the chakras and what imbalance to them means?
Beliefs not congruent to our true selves and negative emotions cause imprints on our energy fields creating disharmony and illness. Learning about chakras can help you to zone in on the emotional belief behind a physical or emotional imbalance.
After reading Caroline Myss’s book “Anatomy of the Spirit” and reading up on chakras I was inspired to write a few poems based on each chakra (still got a few to go!) ;-). Another wonderful book is one recommended by Lisa at “Mommy Mystic” “Cyndi Dale’s “The Subtle Body:An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy” (read Lisa’s review here) which is superb and a must encyclopedia for all healers or anyone wanting to learn about energy or information medicine – thanks Lisa! Lisa wrote a brilliant series on the second chakra which is especially important for women’s beliefs and how they see themselves. I highly recommend reading her whole series on the Second Chakra.
In medical intuition I see the chakras come into play a LOT and I hope this poem can put simply what the power of the first chakra is, what it means when it is blocked for your physical and emotional health AND what you can do to unblock it. Here is a Poem about The First Chakra – The Root Chakra (Beliefs from Others)
THE FIRST CHAKRA: The Base (or Root) Chakra
The base (or root) is the first chakra
Visualize an enormous tree, the roots firmly holding it to the ground
It is our disconnection from this chakra
That causes us to feel uncertain with ourselves or blown around.
The root chakra is connected with our skeletal system
Much like the trunk and branches of the aforementioned tree
It is your base, your core, inner structure
Grounding you to the Earth with its solidity.
Where you are from and messages learned
Influence this chakra whose color is red
Your community, family and “tribe”
Their own beliefs you may be repeating in your head.
You are NOT the culmination of sayings,
habits, ceremonies and what others think.
ANY belief in these messages, if negative
Will cause your self image and confidence to sink.
If the root chakra gets blocked
You are uneasy with people and your inner being
You may feel abandoned and weak
While clearing this block would be freeing.
If you feel unlovable, insecure, that goals are unobtainable
Energy to this chakra is being blocked from flow
In acknowledging and clearing these false messages
You will empower yourself, release the blocks and let go.
Like a huge tree that has been standing tall
Through winds, storms and hundreds of years
You must KNOW the strength this connection to the Earth holds
Or else face feeling alienated and consumed by fear.
Consistent blockage in this area
Can cause obesity, arthritis, cancer, addictions and more
AIDS, depression, sexual disorders
Immune system issues, constipation, bones and legs that feel sore.
This chakra is located at the base of the spine
Balanced you feel confident, courageous, alive
In consciousness you can gain freedom from replayed insults
Attaining release from self deprecation is something for which to strive.
Perfect balance in the root chakra
Means manifestation of abundance and health.
You are secure, centered and grounded
Areas of your life can now obtain wealth.
When this chakra has excessive energy
One can be biased, greedy, sadistic and judgmental
This is usually overcompensation from past insecurities
Requires thinking back to when life was elemental.
How do you balance the root chakra?
First you have to go deep inside
Confront learned inner messages, beliefs and feelings
Tell them they can no longer hide!
Facing long held beliefs may seem difficult
But visualize yourself as strong as that tree
The sooner you face your inner storm
The quicker you can feel alive and free.
There are affirmations you can use
To help you on your way
Sending yourself positive messages confirming your personal power
Is a wonderful method to change the beginning of each day.
Celebrate the TRUE YOU inside
Each difference that is unique and strong
Tell yourself you are happy, creative and smart
Forgive yourself for anything you have been told “you did wrong”.
Dance and feel your feet caressing the Earth
To strengthen your connection to the base
Feel the happiness of being alive
Allow the joy to spread across your face.
Becoming aware and clearing negativity
Finding comfort in your own skin no matter what others have said
Means you love yourself as a physical, emotional, intellectual and sexual being
Have decided not to replay negative messages continually in your own head.
You are honoring your connection to the Earth
Breaking the chain of negative customs and self limiting beliefs to be passed on
You are celebrating your individuality and your gifts
You can accomplish anything with these negative messages now gone!
In my ebook, “Discover How to Heal Pain Naturally” I talk about my system “The Paging Me System” to wake up to consciousness and heal from within. I have updated it to include a section on Self Love because I feel if you have self love and consciousness the world is truly yours to have whatever you want. I changed the title and updated it to include more resources. I offer a ½ hour free consultation after completion of the worksheets (or at least a thorough read through of them).
There is also Information and Energy Medicine that corrects these negative energy imprints. I am a Reconnective Healing Practitioner (distance and in person) and through seeing The Living Matrix you can find out about other modalities that do the same.
Awakening may seem, “hard” or “scary” but believe me it is freeing. As Shamen Lench said and I have felt deeply these last two years “it feels like a remembering of who we are and who we are meant to be”. A real connection to our heart, our soul and our divine purpose. We all have gifts to share with this world to help us and everyone around us. Listening to your beliefs and acting from the heart and your true self is the doorway to a life beyond your wildest dreams.
I hope I have shed some light on just how important our beliefs are. The first step in awakening is listening to yourself and hearing what you are telling yourself daily. Science has now proved how important our beliefs are to our health and well being. Only we individually can ask ourselves if we are living from what we believe is true or are we living from some program pre-recorded that we feel we have no control over. If YOU don’t have control over your beliefs, thoughts and actions, who does?
I would welcome comments and love to know what you think about beliefs and the role they play in our lives. Are you living in congruence to your true beliefs?