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The Effects of Limiting Beliefs

Feb 1, 2008
We all have beliefs and some of them serve us very well, but there are other beliefs that we have that limit us in our lives. Sometimes they are recognized as actually a belief, but many times these limiting beliefs come masked as a fear or disabling emotion.

They can be very evident on the surface or they can be reflected in unconscious thoughts and actions. They will generally keep a person from doing something they desire to do or they may just make the person feel too weak and disempowered to try to move ahead. When a belief is limiting or disempowering, it will actually feel like a heavy weight.

Almost 99 percent of the time these limiting beliefs are formed up until the age of four years old. Typically an incident happens during that age that is perceived by the child in a certain way or something is said that the child takes seriously in their understanding.

Then the pattern is set and this limiting belief will manifest through the person's life in a variety of ways.

Limiting beliefs can hinder you from receiving what you desire to have or do in your life. An example would be - Suppose you wanted to be a successful salesperson. You work hard, take all the motivational and sales seminars, yet success seems to elude you. It could be that when you were a child someone made a remark that sales people are dishonest.

You want to be successful and honest at the same time but now you have a belief instilled in you that is limiting you from enjoying the success you desire. You may consciously be aware of this belief or you may not.

Limiting beliefs can also be the cause of feelings of low self worth, self love, and other disempowering emotions or they may be manifested as fears such as fear of flying, heights, riding horses, water, crowds, etc. Limiting beliefs, fears, and emotions may later manifest in the body as a physical health issue.

So what can you do about these limiting beliefs? Do you have to live with them the rest of your life? The answer is no. You have several options.

Limiting beliefs are like a big boulder sitting in your path. You can push against and maybe eventually after much hard work it may move out of the way. You may find a way through it which also entails a lot of effort and time.

In either of these methods you may have not located where the belief originated. If that origination point is not found, the belief has the ability to regenerate itself.

Or you can energetically release it and replace it with an empowering belief. By going to the origin of the limiting belief and releasing the original belief which may or may not be the same as the present day belief, you remove the energetic pattern that has been influencing and affecting your life.

Once this original belief has been released, it leaves open a space for an empowering belief to be inserted. This new belief will then create a different energetic pattern for your life to be formed around and influenced by.

This is a very quick, effective, and powerful way to change a limiting belief and takes a lot less time and effort to do so. Changes in your life are felt immediately and are permanent.
About the Author
Auriella O'Neill teaches & empowers people on how to use the power of the mind to create the life they desired. She is the author of The Divinity of the Mind: Writings for Inspiration and Empowerment. Find out how to be inspired & empowered in your life. http://www.UnlimitedMind-Power.com
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