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In other editions of Holistic Living Magazine, we have gone into many subjects about health and wellbeing. This edition is about beliefs.
As a therapist who works with the subconscious mind, when working with my clients, I see that our beliefs are a key cornerstone in determining our health and wellbeing.
It is not something we are taught when we are young and our doctors certainly don’t tell us this. There are no pills out there that can help us become aware of our subconscious beliefs, but these subconscious beliefs have a massive impact in all areas of your life.
Beliefs affect your health on a physical level as well as spiritual, mental and emotional.
So what do I mean when I talk about beliefs? Let’s see how the dictionary defines it.
- An acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.
“His belief in extra-terrestrial life”
- Trust, faith, or confidence in (someone or something).
“A belief in democratic politics”
Let’s look at this more closely. “An acceptance that something exists or is true”. In this world there is no absolute truth. Everything is determined by your perspective. You have millions of pieces of information going into your brain per second and your brain can not process this much information, so it filters it. If you don’t believe me, do this simple exercise.
Sit next to a friend in a park. Ask you friend to pick out 10 things they see when looking out in front of them. Now you pick your 10 things. Each of you write these things down and then swap the piece of paper. You will see that maybe you pick one or two things that are the same but you will have picked different things. This is because we all see the world differently, even though we might be looking at the same thing. Your conscious mind cannot take in everything, so according to your beliefs & values, it shows you what it thinks you want to see.
What we process then forms our belief system. Each of us have different beliefs depending on who we are, where we lived, what religion (or non-religion) we are, what our parents taught us, what our friends think, what we were taught at school, and the list goes on. Not all our beliefs are healthy or serve us in our life.
Look At These Common Beliefs For Example:
· I am destined to get this condition because of my genes.
· Health and healing requires the help of doctors and pills.
· My illness is incurable.
Do you think these will benefit the person thinking these thoughts? How about if they change their belief to:
· This condition runs in my family but I am breaking the pattern.
· Health and healing comes from gaining knowledge and using it to go inside myself.
· This illness is curable.
It is possible for you to change your beliefs. The experts in this magazine will show you how and help you to understand why you would want to change the ones that are not making your life, the life you dream of.