Have you ever been perplexed as to why you still have an issue with something even after you have tried everything to resolve it, I mean, worked really, really hard and tried everything you could think of? Have you ever thought you would give anything in order to, once and for all, resolve this issue? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you are not alone! I also have experienced this as have many, many others. So what gives?
I am so grateful to have found the information I am about to give to you. You see, when we are very young, we absorb everything around us like a sponge. We just take it as “this is the way things are”. We do not develop a filter in our brains until about age 7 or 8. If there were negative things going on in our early environments, chances are we picked up some pretty negative things. Even those of us who were born into positive environments, stuff happens, and we may have picked up some negative stuff.
Our brains function to help us survive. Anything that happens to us that causes a strong negative emotional reaction, our brains will imprint it in a very special way. Our brains want to make sure that we do not ever forget it. Whatever way we figured out to survive it, that survival sequence will get activated whenever we encounter the same cues in the future. This usually lasts an entire lifetime unless something special is done to change it.
When we react to something negative, we form some kind of belief about it, either some belief about they way the world is or some belief about the way we are. This will happen before we have even learned to speak. These early, emotional learnings are so deep that we do not know they are there. Lots of times, whatever conclusion we drew wasn’t even accurate, and at any rate, doesn’t serve us any longer because things have changed and we are no longer that small child.
How does this play out in your life? What do you really want that you haven’t been able to get? There is only one reason you haven’t been able to get it. You have limiting beliefs in the way. Most likely, you are not even aware of them. I used to say “For the life of me, I can’t figure out why I have all these money issues!” Ha Ha! Now I know. I have uncovered a whole wagonload of negative, limiting beliefs about money. So many, in fact, and such intense ones, that it is a wonder I am not living on the streets in destitute poverty.
What to do? The answer is threefold: 1) become conscious of the limiting beliefs 2) release the negative feelings around them 3) dissolve the limiting beliefs that are getting in the way of what you want.
Piece of cake, right? Not quite, but doable! It wasn’t until 2004 that neuroscientists even figured out that you CAN dissolve them. Up until that time, scientists believed that they would last a lifetime and you could never get rid of them. Yikes!!! Thank goodness for their research and finding out differently!
The best way I know of to become conscious of limiting beliefs is called Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as Tapping and EFT. Guided by a skilled practitioner, it is possible to uncover your limiting beliefs because tapping tunes you in. Using your fingers to gently tap on acupressure points on the face and upper body, energy blocks in the meridians (energy pathways) get released. The negative emotions associated with these energy blocks get released as well, and we are returned to our natural state of well-being.
Sometimes the dissolving of limiting beliefs is more involved and there are two techniques that handle it really well. They are called Matrix Reimprinting and Memory Reconsolidation. I’ll be discussing these more in future blog posts. For now I just wanted to introduce the terms to you.
The most important thing I want to convey to you today is that there is hope!!! That issue that you have been struggling with all your life could possibly get resolved now that we have these amazing techniques available. I am happy to say that I am now an Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner through AAMET International (Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques). Please contact me if you would like more information.
Wishing you hope and happiness,