Friday, January 23, 2009

Why You Can't Let Go of a Limiting Belief

I’m shocked at the number of belief experts who tell anyone who will pay to listen to let go of limiting beliefs and create new ones!

I see it in books, on blogs and promotions of all sorts. Almost everything out there about limiting beliefs is filled with this nonsense.

Why am I so shocked?

Because you cannot do it!

Bi it's very nature, a belief is what you think is real. You will not stop believing the floor is the floor just because your hear it is a limiting belief. You will stand up and walk on it.

You will not stop believing you are unworthy because you think it’s a bad belief! You have to find out it is not true, or not an issue in order to end your faith in it.

For a belief to be limiting, it has to be untrue. The truth never limits. It sets us free. When you see for yourself that something you have believed and lived by, maybe for years, is false you simply stop believing it.

Here’s a poignant example. I had a friend who was very poor. Her name was Mary Galewaler. She had 12 children. Mary was a widow.

One day she told me, the pride of certain knowledge in her voice, “I always tell my kids, “Ain’t no Galewaler never gonna get nowhere in this world.”

Weighing the intrusion factor against the possibility for a new and better reality, I ventured a reply, “You might not want to say that, Mary.”

“Why?” she asked.

“Because it might not have to be true.”

Long pause. Long, long pause.

“Oh, I never thought of that.” Mary’s smile lit up the room!

I’ll bet big bucks. Mary Galewaler never said “No Galewaler’s never gonna amount to nothing” again.

And Mary? She learned to read, she bought a home. She got her first paying job.

She did not sit down and choose something better to believe. She perceived a new, expanded reality. She learned the truth. Neither she nor her children were doomed to a life with no success.

You need to get in there and find out if your limiting or self-defeating belief holds true for you. It’s tough to do alone which is why I wrote two whole books dedicated to just that to help you.

“Travelling Free” covers beliefs formed during painful, hard times. “Emotional Options” focuses on beliefs that block happiness which always block success too. You can order them at my still messed-up but working website:

If you already have them but are stuck in something you don’t like – get them out and read that part again. I do!

Wishing you great insight and clear vision!


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