What do you believe? The answer shapes what you experience. When you shift your belief, you shift your experience. If you want to do this, here’s a little exercise to help.
Take a look at the thoughts that are creating barriers throughout your day – the excuses and limitations that are keeping you from your dreams. Write down these beliefs that are holding you back. For example, “I never have enough time” or “ I never seem to fit in.” Once you have your list, replace each negative belief with a positive one. “I don’t have time” becomes “I have all the time in the world.” “I don’t fit in” becomes “I am extraordinary and one-of-a-kind.” Or perhaps, “Life is full of suffering” becomes “Life is a sacred opportunity to experience love.” See how expansive your new beliefs make you feel. Realize you have the power to choose them.
When we choose more expansive beliefs, it becomes obvious that unlimited potential is at our fingertips. Each moment offers infinite possibility to create a higher dream. And then we realize that our old beliefs were steeped in a lot of fear, and we can have love instead. In fact, I believe this is what we’re here to do. Choosing love is the spiritual journey.
The problems that directly affect our lives are showing us our fearful beliefs. They are ours to take responsibility for and heal. And this starts on the inside. We must go within and find where we’ve created each discordance – each opportunity for growth – and then heal it with forgiveness and love. As spiritual healer Dr. Hew Len teaches, you can do this by saying the following words to what you find, “I am so sorry. Please forgive me. I love you.” When I say these words, I feel that I’m curing the root of my problems – my belief in the absence of love. And, as Dr. Hew Len teaches, we can do this with any problem we see in our reality. That’s right, all the discord in the world. Whoa.
You see, the work you do to heal yourself helps all of us to heal. This is what the Christian story of Jesus is all about. He showed humanity how to get back to love, starting with each person, from the inside out. When you love yourself as much as you can and forgive your human mistakes, you do this. When you believe in yourself with an open heart instead of fear, you help transform us all. This is one of the most important things you can do with your life.
When we leave this world, our loving beliefs are all that remain of this temporal experience. Life is a precious opportunity to see how we’ve been denying ourselves love so that we can accept more of it. When we do, we remember that this is our natural state. Finally, with grateful hearts, we recognize ourselves again. And at last, with sublime awareness, we get back to God.