How to Identify Unconscious
These words were inscribed in the vestibule of the Temple of Apollo at
For centuries, petitioners seeking advice from the oracle at Delphi
would view the inscription. Philosophers throughout the ages offered
this same advice to their students. These words are as valuable today as
they were almost three thousand years earlier.
Part of knowing yourself is understanding your beliefs. The difficulty
is that most beliefs are subconscious. They have been accepted without
ever having been critically examined.
As was described in
Steps to Manifesting Your Ideal Life, the Law of Attraction states
that you will attract to yourself those experiences that match your
beliefs. These beliefs create your experience of reality. What if these
beliefs are in opposition to what you're actually trying to accomplish?
What if they no longer serve you? Wouldn't it be useful to eliminate
these limiting beliefs?
There are a number of techniques to identify unconscious beliefs: taking
a battery of psychological tests or tapping into your inner wisdom via
meditation are two of them. There is a shortcut that can predict with
99% accuracy what your beliefs are. It is so simple that people usually
overlook it. Even when it is clearly stated, they frequently ignore it.
After all, most people have accepted these beliefs as true and don't
want to hear anything that might contradict what they believe is true.
Remember, you are not your beliefs. You are a divine spiritual being, so
why hold onto anything that is preventing you from realizing this truth?
So here's the secret.
Look around. Whenever you have a repeating problem in some area of your
life, then that is where you have a false or limiting belief. This
doesn't mean that just because you're in between relationships or jobs,
you necessarily have a false belief. But if the problem constantly
reappears, then you can be 99% certain a false belief is involved.
Avoid the temptation to blame someone for inserting this false belief
into your belief system. After all, you could easily point fingers at
your parents, teachers, friends, TV, etc., as well as yourself. It's not
important where it came from, you just want to be rid of it, so you can
experience your ideal life.
You have two choices here. You can 1) identify your unconscious beliefs
and release them, or 2) learn to recognize the symptoms of accepting
this limiting belief and change your thoughts. You can also do a
combination of the two.
Choice 1) Use your attitudes to identify your false beliefs.
Let's say you want more money. What is your impression of wealthy
people? Are you happy for them or resentful? If you're resentful, then
what signal do you think you're sending out to the universe? You don't
want anything to do with those "rich people!" Consequently, the Law of
Attraction states that you won't attract wealth into your life.
One way to free yourself of a negative belief is to write it on a piece
of paper and burn it while telling yourself it is forever banished from
your being. Write a positive affirmation on another piece of paper such
as "Good people can have money." You can add other affirmations, such as
"I am worthy of prosperity" and "Money flows easily to me." Repeat these
affirmations aloud 9 times a day for 21 days. This is the length of time
it takes to reprogram your instinctive mind, where these beliefs are
Choice 2) Make sure you are always sending out the proper vibration.
Remember that your goal is make sure that you are sending the right
vibration to attract to yourself the experience you desire. The best
barometer of whether you are sending out the proper signals is to
MONITOR YOUR EMOTIONS. If you're not feeling good, then you need to
change your thoughts, because the emotions that are being felt, indicate
your thoughts are sending the wrong message.
Replace your negative thoughts with positive ones. The book, Ask and It
is Given identifies and ranks 22 emotions. Understanding that most
people can't go from hatred to joy in one step, they advise you to
simply keep moving up the ladder. Eventually, you'll get to feel joy
more and more frequently and for longer periods of time.
In both cases, you have substituted positive thoughts and feelings for
negative ones. You may recognize this involves a degree of
self-observation. As was inscribed on the Temple at Delphi, "Know
Incidentally, this process of substituting thoughts will work for any
thought, including a memory. If you have any unpleasant memories, you
can substitute positive experiences for them. Mystics call this
Alchemy, after the old alchemists that transformed lead into gold.
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