Releasing Limited Beliefs

Jun 01

Releasing Limited Beliefs

Through June and July join me for Creative Life Book Club. I’ll discuss a nugget of truth from a current book I’m reading. The current book is Real Magic by Wayne Dyer.


These are the truths that Dr. Dyer hopes to convey with this book:

  • Know that ultimate reality and your own potential is unlimited
  • Know that you create your reality and that inborn and divine forces work with your rather than independently of you.
  • Know that an intuitive, invisible guidance is available to you when you reach a higher state of awareness
  • Know that all experience is blessed and for a greater good
  • Know you can create your own luck and that all that experience contains a valuable lesson.
  • Know there is order in chaos and there are no accidents in a universe that is in perfect order.

The nugget of truth in this chapter that truly hit home for me is that to create miracles in our lives we need to release limited beliefs that we carry with us. A limited belief is something that we’ve held onto that can hold us back. It could be a belief that we’re not good at math or at sports, that we’re ugly. Our limited beliefs tell us something is impossible or that things will never change. They may also be a silly childhood “rule” that no longer applies.

I have a really silly belief that I didn’t even realize was there until several years ago. When I was about seven-years-old I couldn’t rinse shampoo and conditioner out of my hair very well. I also tended to use too much, which left my hair oily and sticky instead of clean. My dad told me I wasn’t allowed to use conditioner anymore and that was that. This “rule” became a belief and it wasn’t until I was well into my 30s and trying to control my thick, frizzy hair and that I realized how silly it was, especially since I was now and adult and obviously knew how to shampoo and rinse my hair.

I had to let go of this childhood “rule” that no longer served me. I had to give myself permission to do what was best for me as an adult.

Other childhood beliefs could be mantras like, “Money doesn’t grow on trees,” or “We can’t afford it.” Girls may still be hearing things like, “If you let a boy know you’re smart they won’t like you,” or “Girls aren’t good at math.” Boys may have heard that they need to “Suck it up and be a man.” All of these thoughts that must be left behind in order to grow and change. By changing your thoughts and being open to new possibilities, then you can create a miracle in your life.

What beliefs are holding you back? Do you have a silly one from childhood that you’d like to share, or would you like to share your thoughts about this book? Let me know in the comments or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.

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