Most people don't realize how extremely powerful their beliefs are. They have no idea that their beliefs are actually creating their entire reality, and that if they would shift some of these beliefs, their life would begin to change right away.
In this article I'm going to share five core beliefs that will seriously rock your world once you accept them as true for YOU.
- What is an example of a core belief?
- How do core beliefs affect us?
- How to change your core beliefs
- Core beliefs that will rock your world
What is an example of a core belief?
A core belief is a deep belief you hold on life. As Abraham Hicks says, a belief is simply a thought you keep thinking. You probably don't even think of it as a belief, but more of a "fact of life" type thing.
Here are some positive and negative core beliefs examples:
- I'm not good enough
- I do the best I can
- I'm different
- Money is hard to make
- I'm a successful person
- I don't have what it takes to ____________
- I can forgive myself easily
- People can't be trusted
- I'm open to learning new things
- I'm too old/young to do that
- I trust life
- Life is really hard
How do core beliefs affect us?
Core beliefs affect us by either expanding or limiting our conscious awareness.
If you don't believe something, you won't ever see proof that it exists, which will only further cement your belief. On the other hand, if you believe something is possible, you'll see all kinds of proof that it does exist.
We quite literally narrow ourselves and our opportunities, or we open ourselves up.
I used to believe that you had to have a college degree and have a really good "job" to be successful, and I didn't see proof around me that contradicted that.
Once I learned about the law of attraction and the effect my beliefs were having on my life, I shifted into believing that it's easy to make money in fun ways, and now I see proof of that all around me. It's my actual reality.
We live in an energy based universe and your beliefs act as magnets, bringing to you whatever it is you believe and expect.
How to change your core beliefs
Changing your core beliefs is really very simple. You can look at where you're struggling in order to pretty quickly zoom into negative core beliefs you're holding in those areas.
These are my three main ways of shifting core beliefs:
- Consuming content that promotes the power of the mind
- Writing down the new beliefs I want to hold
- Using EFT tapping to rewire my mind
Writing is a powerful way to send your new intention out into the energetic field. I will usually take an index card and simply write up to three new beliefs I'm wanting to instill. I'll look at this card in the morning and at night before falling asleep.
The third way I cement new beliefs into my reality is through ETF tapping. It's a technique that helps to release energetic blockages so that the new belief can be accepted in. I recommend YouTubing it so you can see how it works.
Core beliefs that will rock your world
There are so many beliefs that you can take on that will open you up rather than close you in.
I chose the following five beliefs because I think they are so powerful, so broad and just generally easy to work into your belief system.
1. Everything is always working out for me
If you had just one core belief and this was it, your life would flow forevermore.
How often does fear, stress and anxiety creep in because we are believing the opposite of this? Because we aren't trusting that things are working out for us?
What if a job loss wasn't looked at as a lost opportunity, but as a new door opening up because something better is on the way?
What if a divorce wasn't looked at as wasted time or a mistake, but as something that taught you so much and that has put you on the path to something even more aligned with all that you are?
What if a health condition wasn't looked at as something scary or shameful, but as a time of stillness and growth? An invitation to understand and come to know yourself on even deeper levels?
Start reframing anything that makes you feel bad and try to see how it could actually be bringing better things to you. Start believing that everything is always working out for you, because it is.
2. Everyone has their own inner guidance
How often do you feel the weight of someone else's emotions or life experience? If the answer is "often", then this core belief is for you.
I used to feel responsible for how the people around me felt and how their life experience went. I worried over how people took something I said or what they were going through.
But then I learned all about boundaries and the fact that every single person in the world has their own inner guidance, and I am not that inner guidance. I don't have to shoulder that responsibility.
I starting telling myself over and over again that everyone has their own inner guidance. If someone is having a hard time, I'm there for them but I don't try to step in and fix it.
Everyone has a direct connection to Source, just like you do. Trust that their inner guidance and soul has it under control, even if it appears chaotic on the surface. Be there, but don't take responsibility or try to "fix" things.
3. The world is a beautiful, safe place
How you view your world is how you'll experience it. If you believe it's full of haters and ignorant assholes, guess what's going to show up in YOUR reality?
Now, just because you shift your belief, does this mean ignorant assholes are going to disappear? No, but they're not going to be glaringly obvious to you anymore because they're not going to be on your radar.
If you had a core belief that tons of people wear yellow, you'd start seeing yellow everywhere. But since you likely don't hold that random belief, you probably can't think of when you last noticed lots of people wearing yellow.
Things show up because they're on your radar (they're in your core beliefs). If you believe deep down that this world is a beautiful, safe and loving place, you will no doubt begin seeing proof of it everywhere.
4. I am lovable and worthy of good things
How hard are you on yourself? Do you truly feel lovable? Do you see yourself through eyes of compassion? Do you realize that you're a soul here to have a human experience, which makes you so much more than any mistake you've ever made?
If not, I recommend adding this one to your core beliefs. You are lovable and worthy of good things.
You are enough. You are perfectly imperfect. You are allowed to make mistakes. You deserve a lot of success–success that just keeps flowing and flowing. There's nothing you have to do to "earn" any of this. Because you are, it is your birthright.
How would your life change if you deeply believed you are completely lovable and worthy of all good things?
5. I am open to new experiences, new people and new ideas
As people age, they tend to get more "settled in their ways." They fear change, new ways of being and believing. But they don't have to, and neither do we.
When you open yourself up to life every day, you expand what is possible for you. The universe is always trying to send you inspiration, people and circumstances that will bring you into alignment with what you truly desire.
If you aren't open, you won't see these opportunities. There's always more opportunities, of course, but you'll continue to miss them until you open yourself up.
Feel how good it feels to believe you're open to new experiences, people and ideas. When you're open, you allow life to flow joyously through you.
Here's the recap of everything I've shared here:
- Core beliefs affect the very reality you experience on a daily basis.
- Look at where you're struggling to find your negative core beliefs
- It's easy to begin shifting your core beliefs:
- consume content that reminds you of the power of your mind
- write your new beliefs down
- use techniques such as EFT to rewire your mind & release energetic blockages
- Pick some new beliefs you want to implement and see your reality begin to shift
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this article and found something to take away with you.
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Jessica Dimas is the author of Sacred Self-Care for Your Chakras.
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