The voice inside our minds controls us on auto-pilot more than we realize. The power of emotions cement those little voices that we use as an internal frame of reference. The next time a “like” event comes up, our brains link up past experiences to give us a reference to help us make decisions in the current now. Often we react to the current situations based on our history and while the current situation may not be relevant to the original experience, we usually repeat the same response this time as we did in the last instance. This scenario is exposing a potential limited belief. Unless we challenge those beliefs, we will continue to repeat the same decision making process that we used in the past.
So how do we challenge and change those beliefs or past emotions that cause us to repeat them? We begin with one instance, the current one you are confronted with. My usual approach is to play the “What If” game. What if this situation is not like that I have experienced in the past? What if this situation has potential to make me happy. If I am to respond to a request that is discomforting or different or out of character for me, what if I decide to delay a decision until I give it more thought. We are so geared to making others happy all around us that we often will make quick decisions just to not let someone down. Its time to take control of our own feelings first then allow others to have theirs. We cannot be everything to everyone.
My last message discussed the benefits of EFT. If we can remove the emotional relationship to the events of the past, we will be less likely to repeat the same response. That in itself will reduce the amount of limiting beliefs we have and may perhaps get us on the path of enjoying life in our own terms much more quickly. It opens the door to new potentials that will bring us those things we want. It may well become a paradigm shift for the betterment of all.
Until next time….