You Always Do What You Believe
Our postulate for today:
100% of the time you do what you believe. You never do what you don’t believe.
Do you agree with that?
The battle with many of my clients is that they don’t like hearing this, especially when it comes to their negative habits because it reconfirms that they have chosen to do something that is bad for them.
So, let me explain.
You can hold 100 different beliefs around the same issue. Take drinking, for example. You might be battling between two sides–
- I want to drink
- I don’t want to drink because I know where it will lead.
The difference is, which belief do we choose to follow? We need to change the wrong beliefs (the ones that cause the problems) into the ones that are actually best for us, and our health.
There are nine core beliefs both positive and negative. I encourage you to go through these, print them, and take your time to move through them. It might be uncomfortable, but it is worth it and you might only need to do this once in your entire life.
For every negative belief, there are nine positive beliefs. For example, ‘I am unlovable’ becomes ‘I am loveable’, and so on. I want you to identify three (or more) of your false negative beliefs and then identify the true beliefs that match them. We want to diminish the false ones and enhance the true ones, one by one.
Under core beliefs we then have our sub beliefs, which are emotions attached to each belief we hold; I want you to find a couple of sub beliefs for each main belief, both positive and negative. For example –
‘Something is not right.’ What is the positive opposite of that? We need to transform it into- ‘I am the righteousness of Christ.’ We hit the negative frequency with an equal opposite frequency; our diagnostic tools can help you do this.
Belief profiling, within these tools, is a great place to start.
- IDENTIFY YOUR BELIEF
Maybe one belief is that you’re not good enough.
- WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF THIS?
Perhaps it causes depression.
- WHAT EVENTS/ PEOPLE/ MEMORIES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CORE BELIEF?
I want you to identify the events leading up to this feeling and any memories or people involved. What feelings are associated with this belief on a scale of 0-10?
- TRANSFORM THE BELIEF FROM NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE
What can be done?
You can then begin to work through the variety of tools we offer to transform this core belief. Each time, come back to your original belief profiling to track how things are beginning to change. Start by working through your most potent negative belief and move through until you transform it to a positive of +7 or upwards; then work on the next most potent belief, and so on.
I want you to remember that there is always a choice. We might have multiple conflicting beliefs around a subject but we wouldn’t act on anything unless we truly believed in it.
I have spoken throughout the New Jesus series about different exercises and tests you can do to help identify your core values, and uncover negative emotions and experiences that you might be trying to heal; I encourage you to move through the series and employ these tools each step of the way.
You need to become a detective on your own life and be willing to put in the homework to transform what no longer serves you.
Every experience in life comes with an image, associated people, feelings, and events, and we hold the power to change how we feel about them. Make sure you dedicate time to exchange power-draining beliefs for power-enhancing beliefs that can aid you towards living your best life. I want you to keep going until the love drives out the fear and the negative experience no longer holds any negative charge.
How? Meditate on it, pray, and work patiently through the tools.
This is your homework for this week, so let me know how you get on! Next week, we move through addressing each individual underlying factor that forms the belief.
Join me there.
Have a blessed, wonderful day!