Your Beliefs Create Your Reality
The first thing that we know about ‘beliefs’ is that you create your reality within the parameter of the beliefs that you hold within your own consciousness. This is a fancy way of saying that all of the beliefs that you hold, mostly unconsciously, create a window through which you create a constrained and limited version of yourself. Some people may argue that they are creating exactly what they want with no limitation, but this is usually the minority and many of these individuals simply do not like to be told that they have limiting beliefs. The truth is that everyone does. The power is in becoming aware of this fact.
Here is the trick; every single belief is ultimately a limitation in your consciousness. That’s right, a limitation. A belief is formed to help you cope with reality as it is, not reality as you want it to be. In other words you create, take on, or accept beliefs because you are (at the time) unable to create your own reality exactly the way you want it to be.
For instance, you may have dreams of running a business, being an actor, flying an airplane, or being an entrepreneur. However, unconsciously within you is instilled the belief that you need to get a college degree in order to become anyone of worth. So, either one of two things happen. Either a) You go get the degree only to find out that it doesn’t necessarily mean that your life goes exactly the way you want it to (because you encounter other beliefs along the way) or b) You don’t get the college degree and subsequently sabotage yourself via the fact that your worth is subconsciously associated with whether you do have a college degree or not. Now, you have one unconscious strike against you that is registered in your subconscious mind saying, “I am less worthy and less likely to succeed because I do not have a college degree.”
Knowing who you are
Most of us just aren’t born knowing who we are and what we want to do in life. What happens to people along the way, especially for those of us who aren’t born knowing what we want to do, is that we begin to absorb more and more beliefs into our psyche. We read studies, watch documentaries, and read books that portray limited versions of ourselves. We continue to absorb all of this disinformation into our psyche until we get to the point where we firmly believe that life is a certain way. Eventually it gets to the point where we are looking to outside sources to tell us who we are.
At this point, we no longer know who we are. Instead of the childlike innocence of creative imagination, we have a strict, limited version of how our reality is supposed to be. Worse, now we rely upon the very sources of disinformation that put us here to continue to guide us through our now, very limited reality.
Every time you rely upon a ‘study’ to tell you who you are you are in the process of giving away your personal power. I’ll tell you right now that no one and I mean NO ONE who ever became famous or incredibly rich did so by conforming to the mass consensus beliefs on the subject. In fact, most of these people are those who made their own rules and lived outside of the box, way outside the box.
When you begin to realize the power of who you are and that you hold to create your own life then you will begin to see the futility in prescribing to mass consciousness beliefs. All mass consciousness beliefs are constrictive and limiting.
Pay attention to that which you wish to become
In life we are constantly bombarded via the media with massive amounts of limiting ideas and beliefs. Big pharmaceutical companies pay for massive amounts of advertising to insert fear based beliefs about made up diseases into the consciousness of the people of the planet. Big oil companies pay hundreds of millions of dollars to insert belief systems about different companies and types of gas that are better for the environment. Fast food companies pay out massive sums of money to insert the belief that certain types of food are supposed to be a cultural way of life.
How many beliefs are really yours?
Have you ever wondered that? How many beliefs that you have in your consciousness did you actually consciously choose to accept as your belief? Probably around 1% of them; the other 99% were inserted subconsciously. I’m sorry to have to say that to you, but it is most likely more true than anyone knows.
Sow what do we do?
Pay attention to what you are paying attention to. That’s a good first step. In other words, do you automatically turn on the TV when you get home? If so then you are probably being programmed to a certain degree. However, if you turn on the television with a specific show in mind, then you are less likely to be programmed. Any television viewing has limited, subconscious programming involved. However, the more conscious your choice is in what you watch and why, the less likely chance you will have of being subconsciously programmed.
If you are a regular purchaser of fast foods then it is quite possible that you are doing so because you have been programmed to. I’m not judging you for the fact as we have all been subjected to massive amounts of programming that are designed to create unconscious beliefs within our subconscious. Rather, I’m saying that it is time to take back your mind. Part of the taking back is waking up to what you are doing and why you are doing it.
For those of you who know me know what my number one cure for just about everything is, especially limiting beliefs. Meditation has been a tried and true technique for thousands of years in its ability to help you take back the power of your own mind. Meditation, done consistently, can help you to get to the root of your limiting beliefs deep within your subconscious mind. From consistent meditation you will be able to, slowly but surely, unravel the layers of beliefs, ideas, and emotional patterning that has been serving to keep you rooted in the same reality over and over again.
Meditation has the ability to begin to deconstruct the limited version of reality that you have been projecting out upon the world and thus living. With consistent meditation you will begin to notice that, over time, your reality almost appears to physically deconstruct itself, resulting in something new that you have never experienced before. But, it takes time and the commitment to change, the commitment to become a conscious creator. That time is yours to spend however you want to, but I ask you to consider who’s mind your mind belongs to…
Christopher A. Pinckley
Author of Reality Creation 101