Limiting Belief or Focusing Weakness?
Abraham recently shared a way of thinking about limiting beliefs that helped take the negative “charge” off how hard beliefs seem to be to change.
We know that we create within our belief system, so if we have a belief that’s in contradiction to our desire – well, that’s gonna be a problem in getting what we want.
For example, if I believe the body declines with age, and yet I don’t want to continue ideal health, my belief isn’t aligned to support my desire.
If I believe all the good men are taken, and yet I’d like one, I’ve got a big challenge to get my good man since I basically don’t believe he exists. (These are not my personal beliefs; I’m just making up examples.)
If I believe you have to work hard to make big money, and yet I’m not able to or interested in working hard, I’ve pretty much cut myself off from big money.
So our beliefs are key to the realities we’re creating.
And I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve contributed to the belief that beliefs are hard to change. !
Enter Abraham for a new way of thinking on this topic:
In answer to a woman who asked if there was a quick way to adopt a more expanded belief, Abraham said that what we think of as “limiting beliefs” or “belief problems” is really just a focusing weakness.
They said we have a habit of focusing on what’s loudest instead of what feels best, which is all a “limiting belief” is. A focusing weakness.
As in, we might be seeing the irritating partner rather than seeing the loving relationship we want. (Because the irritating partner is in our face, whereas there’s no sign of the dream come true relationship we’d prefer. So we see what’s in front of us rather than what we prefer.)
We might be dialed in on the empty bank account instead of seeing personal abundance.
We tend to notice the troubled economy and ineffective government everyone’s complaining about instead of choosing to see thriving business and great leadership. It’s just a lazy habit of thought.
To overcome a “limiting belief” is simply a matter of choosing a new focus: getting picky about what we choose to think about and visualize in our mind’s eye.
Which isn’t hard to do, once we decide to. Once we commit to it.
Yes, it takes perseverence and dedication at first, but because of law of attraction draws similar thoughts to whatever we’re thinking, it gets easier to maintain that new focus the more we practice it.
We can choose our thoughts. As we purposely do so, we create new points of focus, creating new vibrations, creating new realities.
What new thought is calling you today?
This is your official invitation to become a more powerful focuser – not just letting old habits of thought dictate what you dwell on or letting the dominant conversations around you take you where you might not prefer to go.
Let’s show how picky we can be in selecting thoughts that feel better! I may even give myself a new title in 2010: Connoisseur of Thought. ha!
While we’re on the topic, if anyone’s got good feeling thoughts on this topic, please do share!