Who Created that Belief?

There are so many beliefs out there; as many as there are people.  We turn on the T.V. and there are commercials, letting us know what product will make us feel this way or that. There are news shows that tell us what’s happening in just the right way to enlist our belief. Different stations tell a different story in a different way. Then, there are our friends and people we meet every day. People have beliefs about food and the environment. They let us know that it’s this way or that. Really is there anything happening that doesn’t originate with a belief?

There was a man named Phineas Parkhurst Quimby that made a healing ministry based on belief. He felt that he had captured the same healing technique that Jesus used. “It is done unto you as you believe.” He cured thousands of people within a ten-year period, all based on this premise. If he could change the person’s belief, their experience  would change.

Really – all beliefs are made up. Someone said that in a lecture once. It made me insecure for a moment. How could that be true? Think about it in a simple example. Some people live in Hawaii. Others think they could never even make a trip here – or maybe one in a lifetime. Where did these experiences come from? Beliefs…

There is a misconception that you must change your thoughts if you want to change your life. The only reason you think the way you do is because of what you believe. If you want to change your life in any way, you must change your beliefs. That is if your beliefs do not serve you in the highest way. You are free to believe whatever you want. Belief is everything. Well, not everything. You have to put your belief into practice.

If you say you believe something than you have to begin to act that way. You can’t walk around saying you are well or rich or smart without putting some action behind it. You can’t become these things either before you believe them.

No matter which way I look at anything in my life that I’ve experienced or want to experience, I know that it depends on my belief. Look at your life and you will see what you believe.

If you believe anything is possible, then use that belief as your fuel.  Several days ago, I felt myself slipping into an old belief that didn’t serve me. It happened because I kept looking out at the facts and using them as my barometer to build my belief.

How did I turn my own little dilemma around? I decided that going down the road I was heading down with that belief, was very unpleasant. I knew that if I continued, I would begin attracting all sorts of things to make sure that my belief stayed in place. “Yes, see…that proves it.” 

As Ernest Holmes put it, “…if you believe something is not true, it will appear to you as not true.” There is no way to escape belief.   Since I am at choice, I could just as easily go in the opposite direction. So I did and the facts began to change. “Yes…see.. that proves my new belief.”

It isn’t magic. It is science. You can prove it. Phineas Quimby wrote, “What we believe…that we create.” He wasn’t the first or the last to say something similar.

You might ask, but how? Well…Pick one belief that you have that you want to change. Then logically choose the opposite belief. Create an affirmation for your new belief. Now spend time with this affirmation. Contemplate it. Meditate on it. Use it anytime, anything comes up that seems the opposite. This is not denial; it is just choosing to look at the facts in a different way. Stay on course by choosing to believe the different way. You’ll see, your reality will begin to change because you decided it would.

No one can do this for you.  You have to do this one yourself. And, you can. It is done unto you as you believe. Don’t believe me. Try it for yourself.

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