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Law Of Attraction, Limiting Beliefs And Low Self-worth

May 9, 2008
The longer I practice the art of deliberate creation in my life, the more aware I become of the massive limitations I have placed on myself over the years. You wouldn't think that beliefs could be so powerful - after all, a belief is just a thought, right?

Actually, it's a thought that has IMMENSE POWER. The power to mold and shape your life experiences like you wouldn't believe. You won't allow yourself to do, be or have anything unless you believe it's possible.

When I look back over my life, I see an endless series of limiting beliefs that governed every area of my life. My career. My health. My relationships. My finances. My self-worth. My happiness. Sometimes I wish I could travel back in time and whisper to the girl I was, "Hey, you can break free from these dark thoughts - just switch your focus!" She probably wouldn't listen anyway; she was pretty stubborn. :-)

Have you ever wished you could go back and do things differently? I often think, "Wow, where would I be today if I'd known how powerful I was years ago?" You've probably had similar thoughts about your own life.

Even though we can't go back and do it over again, we can start fresh right NOW. Imagine ten or twenty years from now, looking back on your life and seeing immense growth and progress. Imagine the joy of knowing that you took control of where you were going and formed your life into a masterpiece of love, happiness, abundance and fulfillment!

Of course, before that can happen, you'll need to take a good hard look at your limiting beliefs. I've been doing this for years and I don't think I'll be done any time soon - maybe ever. ;-) Every time I think I've cleared out all the "can'ts, won'ts, and what ifs" a new batch pops up and waves at me and I start the process all over again. The same thing may happen to you, but it's still a powerful process that is well worth the effort.

To start, ask yourself: How have I been holding myself back? If I could truly create ANYTHING I wanted, what would it be - and why do I believe it's impossible for me? Which inner voices keep me locked in a cycle of lack, dissatisfaction, turmoil and frustration? And which thoughts would override the limiting beliefs and begin to draw something better into my life?

Then begin choosing those thoughts as often as you can and turning your attention away from the old, limiting beliefs.

Once you get to the root of your limiting beliefs and begin transforming them, you may encounter another type of limiting belief - and for many people this is a doozy: LOW SELF-WORTH.

This belief has a voice too, and it usually repeats monotonously, "I don't deserve to be wealthy, who am I kidding? Other people have it so much harder than I do, I should be giving everything I own to charity. I've got no business whining about not having enough money. When did I become such a wimp? So what if I hate my job and my relationships are falling apart and I have a lot of health problems? I need to stop all this daydreaming and face reality once and for all. This is my lot in life (or my cross to bear, etc)."

But sometimes this voice isn't so obvious. Sometimes it's much more subtle, like when it creates an underlying feeling of discomfort when you think about wanting to achieve a greater state of abundance. You may desire more money, bigger income, financial freedom and more - but you will only allow into your life the amount of money you believe you DESERVE.

Likewise for all other life experiences. It doesn't matter how badly you want something; if you don't believe you deserve to have it, you simply won't allow it in. For that reason, it is also beneficial to spend some time exploring what you believe you deserve in all areas of your life.

Do you believe you deserve to be in a truly loving and harmonious relationship? Really? What about money and income? How much do you believe you deserve to have? What about where you live, the type of home and neighborhood you live in? What about your work? Do you believe you must work very hard to make ends meet? Do you feel resentful and disgusted by wealthy people who throw money around carelessly?

All of these thoughts and feelings are CLUES about what is happening within you; the beliefs that rule your life. Once you start exploring them you can easily identify the ones that may be holding you back and transform them - which will change the outer experiences of your life!

The good news is that the more you delve into these limiting beliefs, fears and doubts, the more proficient you will become at weeding them out and exchanging them for something better. Over time you'll develop a powerful awareness of these "unwelcome houseguests" when they have taken up residence in your mind - and you'll have the confidence to boot them right out the door! :-)

But your work STILL won't be done yet. Once you've booted out some limiting beliefs, you'll realize that you were holding limiting beliefs about your limiting beliefs, and limiting beliefs about your ability to boot out limiting beliefs, and limiting beliefs about your perception of your limiting beliefs... You'll have an ever-increasing awareness that you can still do better, and better and BETTER yet!

Every moment will become a precious journey of evolvement - that will keep leading you to ever higher levels of joy, abundance and awe. It never ends. And you won't want it to end! Once you release your fear, you realize that this process of evolvement is a whole lot of fun. Sometimes it's wildly exciting, and sometimes you may get frightened and start thinking about a safe little hole you can hide in for awhile. :-) That's okay too.

Be gentle with yourself. Move at your own pace. Enjoy the journey. Embrace the unfolding of a better you, a better life, an easier way of BEING. It's wondrous and breathtaking, and you deserve every bit of it! You deserve to have everything you want. And you can if you just allow yourself to let go and open to it. Open your heart, open your mind, open your arms. Everything you desire is rushing toward you right now - just let it in.
About the Author
Want to learn more about using the power of your thoughts to change your life? Come along with Wendy as she further explores the dynamics of Law of Attraction, conscious creation and the power of thoughts at her blog: CreationThoughts.com
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