Welcome back everyone! These past couple of weeks have been the launch of our new Belief Mapping method, and I’ve been extremely pleased to work with all of you and to hear the results that many of you are already experiencing. I’m tremendously excited to see where it all goes from here, and I hope many of you will join me there. However, I try to avoid anything that could be construed as “sales talk” here on the blog, so for the time being I’ll leave it at that.
My topic for you today is one of those that gets in between the words we typically use, and as such may prove difficult to articulate. It begins with a topic that is almost always on my mind, but particularly so at the start of a new launch like Belief Mapping—what does it take to change your life?
Say that a person wants to change the way they live their life: I cannot do that for them. What I can do is make it easier by helping them to remove the negative thoughts and beliefs that hold them back… but the actual doing still falls to them. That’s the nature of free will. Most of the time, I find that this is enough. That when a person is put into a happy, healthy frame of mind, they’re able to make the decisions they always wanted to make.
But other times, I find that even as a person makes great strides toward internal peace and health, there’s a level of initiative that they still struggle to reach. With some, this might mean progressing toward a particular external goal. For others, it might simply mean continuing the journey toward a progressively better life. On paper, it’s very strange, isn’t it? One would think that if offered a reliable way to live better lives that takes as little effort as my methods, it would be a no-brainer to make it a permanent priority. But very often, this is not the case. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard from former clients who used the codes and got better, and then set them aside, returning not at all or only when they met some new significant roadblock.
I realize that this is beginning to sound rather negative, and I certainly don’t mean to place blame or pressure on anyone reading this. I’m simply trying to characterize a pattern that I’ve noticed in how we seek health, and perhaps the best way I can think of is this: most of us think of wellbeing in terms of problems and solutions, rather than in terms of good and better. I prefer the latter because it is more wholistic and much more useful in terms of preventing problems from forming in the first place. But on a more fundamental level, I find it to be a better portrayal of life.
People tend to think along the lines of, “If I can solve all of my problems, then my life will be happy and healthy.” But in my experience, this is totally backwards. The better your internal health and balance, the easier it becomes to solve your problems. I think this is difficult for many people to grasp, not because it is complicated, but because it means that our first steps forward must concern themselves with abstract internal concepts as opposed to external circumstances which have (or seem to have) more intuitive solutions.
There’s an old truism that most things in life tend to degrade spontaneously unless they are improved designedly. This, I think, is the right attitude towards our own wellbeing—not an emergency repair to be used when something breaks, but a constant opportunity for growth.
Have a blessed, wonderful day!
Dr. Alex Loyd