Self-limiting beliefs are the untruths many of us use to give us direction in life. Until you begin changing core beliefs, and reflecting what you do want, finding happiness and being successful certainly will be limited.
But belief may release you from self-imprisonment, like the belief from the heart that you are protected by your true free will. Your true calling, we may say.
It’s the plan of the Universe!
The Course in Miracles states, “You do not want the world. The only thing of value in it is whatever part of it you look upon with love.”
When you believe you are at an all-time low, or have crashed to rock-bottom, remember there is light that will open your eyes to rise up.
In previous articles I’ve linked together, I told you about my feeling of being trapped and how to escape the darkness I was in while waiting to be arrested for felony charges.
It was over a foolish securities violation, a line I crossed in my practice as a financial advisor of 25 years.
I’d be sentenced to a 10 year prison term.
The Course in Miracles further teaches that, “Correction is for all who cannot see. To open the eyes of the blind is the Holy Spirit’s mission, for He knows that they have not lost their vision, but merely sleep.”
Just Let Go and You Will be OK
I woke up in a chilled sweat and breathing rather heavily as the sun came up over the lake. Also the ducks were back, in the same circle by the dock, looking at me once again.
My eyes were teary as I sat up and thought about my dream, trying to make sense of it.
After sitting there a while, watching the sun reflect on the water, I realized that I had been my own prisoner and that I needed to begin changing core beliefs that were self-limiting.
And by the way, this is why I urge that you learn mindfulness training, for going within and letting go of what you do not want, and here’s a brief post on that…
The dungeon was my own body, with a false or illusive self that was guarding over everything that constitutes who I am. I saw that changing core beliefs was necessary, because it was as though I had believed all along I was sentenced to my body, as if it were a prison cell.
Yet the only thing that had bound me was my self-limiting beliefs that the prison door was locked, and that a frightening guard was stationed there, making sure I didn’t wise up and leave—and that I must remain this way until I died.
I thought to myself, Man, all I need to do is begin changing core beliefs in these things, and the door swings open. I have never really been under guard and bound at all.
I couldn’t believe that all my life I’d been allowing my body to be a self-imposed limitation that kept me from who I am truly meant to be—more so, who I need to be.
I got up off the ground and in so much peace, headed back up the yard to the house while still in awe of the morning sun over the lake. I thought how great it would be to always be this peaceful.
(Here’s a related post I’d written ages ago, I thought was appropriate today if you’d like, about maintaining a peaceful mind possible in everyday life, and in all situations and circumstances.)
But as I was about to say, before I opened the door to go inside the house, I looked back over my shoulder for another glance at the beautiful lake. I noticed the ducks frolicking and splashing, and their quacking sounded like the laughter of small children playing.
My former frenzy left me, replaced by a mood of peace and calmness.
Without any thinking, the softness and gentleness of that scene in my mind sent a message to me that things will be ok, and again would tell me everything’s okay.
It was a feeling that told me to just let go, and I knew I needed to trust that I was merely starting over on a new path.
By changing core beliefs things and events were going to happen that simply had to be, but you will be ok, the voice within assured me.
I went into the house, put on some clothes, made a pot of coffee, and sat for a few minutes while contemplating changing core beliefs, and then decided to take a walk around the lake.
I filled up my large thermal coffee mug, walked out the front door, climbed the outdoor flight of fourteen steps to the driveway that led upward to the street, and headed down the narrow lane that winds itself around the lake.
As I sipped my coffee I enjoyed the awe of nature while the calm inner voice assured me, things will be ok.
I’d later come to know this divine Voice as that Stream of Higher Consciousness, and how to listen to your inner voice, and here’s more…
A woodhen hammered away in the background, and it seemed like a day fish would be biting.
I had a fresh clean feeling, without any other thoughts as I strolled around the lake in an uninterrupted state of bliss.
Please Tell Me Everything’s Okay
As I was approaching back toward the house while thinking, you will be ok, three deer darted out several feet in front of me, and I could see the look in their eyes. Meanwhile, the woodhen echoed again in the background.
I admired the gracefulness of the deer as they leaped into the wooded acreage adjacent to the lake.
I believe because I decided to begin changing core beliefs I found this awe of nature to be an excitement on that particular morning, I guess because of my lifelong fondness for these creations of God.
Now about forty or fifty yards or so from my house, I noticed a county sheriff squad car sitting at the end of my driveway.
I knew why they were there.
Without any anxiety or nervousness, I walked up to the driver’s side window and identified myself to the deputy. I was ready. He gently and politely handcuffed me, guided me into the back seat.
As the sheriff’s deputy escorted me away, he calmly looked toward the back seat and told me with a gentle voice that, “things will be ok.”
This was the last time I would ever see my home on the lake.
Remember, change of anything begins with a single step, including changing core beliefs.
So commit to exploring within yourself, each day, and uncover those self-limiting beliefs which are holding you back from a life of purpose and passion.
(Please note, I also suggest this related article for how to more easily have peace of mind in daily life and get over depression, stress, anxiety.)
To letting go and you will be ok,
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