What are your core beliefs, things that you believe at the very core of yourself?
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How might unconscious core beliefs be limiting your experience?
Identify your core beliefs and you will identify why you struggle. I have come to know this as Truth. But what is a core belief? For me, it means that the belief being perpetuated (the one that doesn’t serve) has its’ origins in some profoundly deep place in you, that is to say you believe it to your very core. Some call it a basic, or foundational belief.
After a long processing conversation with a fellow healing facilitator, I uncovered yet another core belief that has been limiting me. I could see, once the core belief was uncovered, how it colored all my actions in such a way as to insure a certain outcome. The outcome was not one that I consciously wanted; yet, it was ineviable.
Core Beliefs can be installed at a very early age, and typically are the result of your experience. As a child, we tend very naturally to believe what we see modeled by our most significant role models. We adapt beliefs without consciously knowing we are doing so, just by assumption based on observation.
Identifying core beliefs is vital to spiritual development because, until we know what we really believe, we cannot hope to understand how we are creating our reality; nor can we hope to change those aspects of our creation that become undesirable or limiting as we grow.
One of the best and most simple ways to identify core beliefs that are limiting is to ask questions that relate to the limitation.
For example, if you often find you are in fear at the prospect of trying something new, a good question to ask in meditation might by “Why do I believe I must be afraid?”
It’s also helpful to have a friend ask the questions, since they may be able to see your limiting belief structure even more clearly than you can see it yourself. You can explain, as I did to my friend this morning, what your challenge is and what happens when you attempt to create a new reality for yourself. That friend may then see some appropriate questions to ask you.
Also, core belief workshops are excellent. My friend Lynn Forest is one of the best. Here is Lynne’s website, linking to an article on victim consciousness and why we all choose to be victims sometimes.