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Belief

This is an incredible blog post about belief and the power it has in our lives. I love how he describes both sides of belief. It is a power for good. On the other hand it is a power that can hold us back from everything we want to achieve and become.  It is reblogged from: http://www.hypnotherapyfreemind.com/power-of-belief/

4 Principles of The Power of Belief

The power of belief is a force that is all encompassing in your life. In fact, it is the power behind EVERYTHING in your life. Your level of happiness and satisfaction is directly proportional to your belief. Believe it or not, it is also the power that is behind the things that frustrate you and keep you discouraged. Yes, belief is the driving power fueling just about everything in your life.

Have you ever said that you didn’t believe in something? Maybe someone told you news that seemed impossible? Or that you were not prepared to hear?

I want to share with you a message about belief…

Even when you think you don’t believe, you still do. Let’s peel back the covers on belief a little more and show you how this works. With that realization, you can use this powerful gift in your life to accomplish whatever you choose.

1. Belief Is The Source Of All Power For Good

Belief has two definitions. They are: (1) an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists and (2) trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something.

You probably have a positive association of the word belief. When I think of belief, I think of things like faith, miracles, and optimism…all of which are positive things. When you are successful in life, it is because you lead with your belief. You believe that the new venture will be successful. You believe that you are going to succeed with your children. You believe that the new opportunity at work will be a good opportunity. You believe that the relationship will work out and be for the greatest good.

As you believe that it will be successful, that is what happens. If you didn’t have the belief that it was going to turn out for your good, you wouldn’t have done it to begin with. Instead of moving forward, you would have done nothing.

Which brings us to the next point…

2. Belief Is The Source Of All Negative Power

While that may seem like a strange statement, it is absolutely true.

You may believe that you are not good enough. You may believe that you are not smart enough, or that events of your past were your fault. You may believe that your worst fears will come true, or that if something bad is going to happen, it will happen to you. You place all of your belief in these negative things and that is exactly what happens.

Your belief ends up being the ultimate self-fulfilling prophecy.

You have heard the expression that says whether you think you can or you think you can’t…you are right. I would suggest that you rephrase the statement like this…

Whether you believe that you can or believe that you can’t…you are right.

3. Your Lack Of Belief Is Holding You Back More Than Anything

As my clients come to me for help in changing their behaviors, they find that their lack of belief is holding them back.

The person that is suffering with grief believes that they cannot heal and overcome. The person that needs to lose weight believes that this next diet will end up like the last one…it won’t work. Or, the person that doesn’t allow hypnotherapy to teach them to heal their mind because they believe that hypnosis doesn’t work.

In all of these cases, the lack of belief is keeping you from everything you want.

Think about the people who have achieved great things in life:

  • Christ accomplished miracles through his belief that they would happen
  • Edison believed he could find a way to make the light bulb work in spite of his many previous failed attempts
  • Columbus believed that the world was round in spite of the persecution of everyone else
  • Michael Jordan believed he had more talent than the coach that cut him from the high school team

I could go on for quite some time with more examples and you have examples that mean a lot to you personally. The whole point is that their belief drove them to the success they desired. Their belief allowed them to achieve and succeed in spite of those around them that didn’t want them to succeed.

Belief is the power principle behind success.

4. How Do You Believe When You Feel Like You Can’t?

How do you find belief when everything around you is causing you to doubt? How can you push forward when forces push you back? The key to believing is found in children….

They simply just believe

They don’t allow what they don’t know to shroud what they believe. They believe in Santa, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Boogeyman, and all kinds of things. In fact, if you tell a young child that there are green aliens outside the door, they will believe you.

Their belief powers their actions. It creates a sparkle in their eye. It keeps them moving forward and searching for answers. Their greatest strength is their belief

And that is the irony. There are those that think that belief is weakness. They believe that it is to foolishness to accept and believe in something that cannot be seen. They assume that because it isn’t seen…”it doesn’t exist.”

As a result, those people stay stuck in their life. They don’t think they can overcome their self-limiting thoughts because it doesn’t make sense. They simply believe that believing doesn’t work. What they don’t recognize is that…

Their “unbelief” is still belief

They just believe in a negative outcome. It is the exact same power that people use to believe and achieve great things.

What About You?

With these 4 principles about the power of belief, the question is how are you going to use this? Will you believe to accomplish the great things that you are destined to do? Will you believe that there is healing? Will you believe that there are ways to overcome?

If you find that believing is not possible, then I would recommend hypnotherapy. It will help you eliminate those self-limiting thoughts so that you can believe again.

The power of belief is always active in your life. The true question you have to ask yourself is “What do I believe in?”

I believe in you. I watch people use this power to overcome fear, become “good enough”, control pain, lose weight, stop smoking, and completely transform their lives. Belief is the power that will set you free. It will help you accomplish your life purpose…your highest good.

These 4 principles of belief will determine your end result.

Great things have never been accomplished by believing less. The solution is to believe more.

Closer at the End…

DSCN1337Today marks the end of summer vacation in our home. It is eerily quiet in the house. In years past I have looked forward to this day with great anticipation…not today. I already miss them and it has only been 45 minutes.

My kids are amazing. I love these two incredible spirits! They are as different as fire and ice, yet they both have brought so much life and love into our lives.

As I walked home from dropping them off at school, I thought about the summer and what we experienced that made it different from every other summer. We didn’t go on any elaborate family vacations, we actually didn’t do more than a couple of extras this year. Yet, we had a blast. It speaks a lot about the giants I am raising (not just stature) when they did not complain that we were not on vacation or out doing things other people were doing.

This summer we became closer as a family than we have ever been. I am so thankful for each day we spent together. When I say ‘we’, I mean the entire family. It is a blessing in our lives that my husband is with us every day, all day. I know not every family could do this, so I am thankful ours can.

I learned that it is not in the grand things that we draw closer to each other. It is in the simple moments of going on a hike, building Legos, playing a video game or two together, reading, coloring, chatting, eating together, practicing karate and so much more that we have the moments to truly bind our hearts together.

We were blessed with the opportunity to spend time helping my parents build a wall in their backyard (something we all lovingly refer to as prison work) and landscape. I was able to capture moments in my heart watching my children draw closer to their grandparents. These are priceless times that no camera could fully capture, but my soul has them.

There have been many a Friday evening when my husband’s mom would come up to eat and play games with us. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. She and the kids had this fun and sweet banter they would share. They have been able to share moments with her that will bring joy into their hearts when they recall them down the road.

The blessings we have received this summer are overwhelming; the greatest of which is the closeness we have gained. I love who my kids are. I love that we get to see them become the amazing people they are.

As much as I am sad that the summer has ended, I am excited for the journey they have started today. I look forward to sharing the adventure of a new school year with them, because it brings with it even more opportunities to become closer.

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