That you are here is indication there is something for you to create, be and do. With every new idea your life becomes a canvass to be filled. There is nothing to complete because life is always in motion, life is always evolving and you are always growing. Nothing you have done so far was the end only the first in the series of steps waiting for more to be added to form that which you will become. Worry not that all the education, jobs, activities, or creations do not seem to go together for they will all mesh together as the collective ingredients in what you will create, be and do in the future.

Monday, May 10, 2010

How you Came to Your Beliefs and How to Change Them

Everything we think or believe was told to us and then we told ourselves repeatedly; strengthening many untruths about who we are until we manifested those untruths. Who told you who you were, what you should do, be and have? Why do you believe their words?

Our beliefs came from social mores and ideals, from parents or family members, from religion and media and we absorbed these beliefs and ideals as our own truths. These subversive beliefs or ideals seeped into our minds in a quite covert and insidious way; through our youthful trust. When we were very young we believed and trusted that those of supposed wisdom, elders, parents, guardians, and clergy had a complete and deep understanding of life and that they, along with this understanding, would impart their wisdom with a our complete well-being in mind. We believed that those who came before us, the elders, knew who we were, should be, do and have and we trusted them to fill us in using their life wisdom. We took their beliefs as our own, never realizing that no one’s truth is anyone else’s.

First of all it came to my attention, early on in my life, that these supposed elder wise ones really didn’t know enough to even run their own lives in unlimited joy and abundance let alone my life. I realized that they did the best they could with what they knew. They too were imparted with their elder’s understanding of life and believed it all to be truth and so passed it on, whole heartedly believing, to me. It was not the betrayal I once believed it to be where they, with the malice of forethought or apathy, passed on bogus information to me causing my life to be defective.

It was however, insidious in the sense that we, as children, were completely unaware that we were being taught untruths, using fairy tales, stories, and limited or edited information. There is a great example of this type of teaching in the children’s book, “Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful fish in the world”

From Wikipedia

The story tells of a fish with shiny, multi-colored scales named Rainbow Fish. He is always fond of his scales. But one day, a small fish asks him if he could have one. Rainbow Fish refuses in a very rude way. The other fish are really upset about his behavior and don't want any more to play with him. (my note: I’ve read the book, Rainbow fish does not refuse in a very rude way, it is perceived as rude because the words are trying to tell us that we should always do what will make others happy, mostly in order that they like us or that we’ll have friends)

Feeling upset, his only friend left, the starfish, tells him to go visit the mysterious octopus for advice. Rainbow Fish finds the octopus and asks what he should do. The octopus tells him that he should share the beauty of his scales with his friends. (my note: octopus actually tells Rainbow fish to give all of his scales away or he will have no friends)

When he encounters the small fish a second time, the Rainbow Fish gives him one of his precious scales and, seeing the joy of this little fish, feels immediately much better. Very soon Rainbow Fish is surrounded by other fish requesting scales and he gives to each of them one of his shiny scales. (my note: he actually gives all of his scales away, but one, therefore is without his beautiful scales and now everybody likes him and feels better about their lack, because he is no longer beautiful (rich) as they are.

The author about his book: "Rainbow Fish has no political message. The story shows us the joy of sharing. We all enjoy making presents for Christmas or birthdays and we are feeling good doing so. I want to show to our children the positive aspect of sharing: To share does not only mean to give away something (what is quite hard for a child), but above all to make happy someone else - and itself. (my note: this is what I’m talking about. The author, being taught untruths in life, but believing them, believes wholeheartedly that what is being taught in the book is politically benign and that all that is being said is that it’s good to share. However, the actual message is that if you don’t give away everything you have then you will have no friends and you will be lonely.

Critics of the book believe that its main purpose is to promote the idea of socialism and income redistribution to small children, and to demonize the idea of individualism and personal property.[1] It could be seen as promoting Communism.

The critics' claim[citation needed] is that the story does not promote healthy sharing, but rather advances the idea of a socialist society where wealth is redistributed to the point where everyone has the same amount of wealth, and individualism and capitalism are wrong and should be shunned. These ideas, they argue, are in contrast with traditional American values, and are seen by some as a way to undermine them.[citation needed]

Right-wing pundit Neal Boortz argues that the book is "insidious", because it "aims at human beings who are still at their most impressionable age.." and "too many American parents have no idea just what kind of message they're imparting..." because parents and teachers see the book as story with a "sharing and vanity moral" instead of the straightforward text of the material.

I read this book several times to a child, whose parents provided the book, before I suddenly became aware of its message and the insidious way it was teaching. Before you have judgment on my take of this book it should be read in full and understood that I am not anti-sharing. The method of teaching this book uses is the same method that was used on most of us growing up. We were made to feel guilty, bad and wrong for our individualism or personal desires; when our personal desires came from who we really are; our individualism. Thus we were chastised for being who we really were, encouraging us to deny and ignore our inner voice until we forgot who we really were and became what “they” desired us to be.

In Rainbow fish, he is encouraged to give all that he has away to those who do not have, whom believe that they cannot manifest what they desire; thus creating a situation (that is actually prevalent in our society) a handful of people who manifest greatly but are shamed into distributing what they have created, to others, making sure even those who do not manifest anything of great significance receive.

What this does in our society is first shame those who have manifested greatly, which is why many people have such an inner struggle over desiring more abundance. We have this idea that it is evil to be rich or abundant. The poor do not become poorer because the rich are getting richer. This is a belief that there is a limited supply of riches and therefore if a handful of people have then this causes others to be without. People are poor because it is what they have manifested, period. And the rich are demonized for manifesting great abundance. I shall write a book, to be read by adults and children, which have animal characters who know how to manifest greatly and teach others how to do the same, elevating them to their greatness creating a world scenario where everyone, because all have learned of their divine ability to manifest, lives the life experience they prefer and no longer feel the need to blame anyone person or institution for a unwanted poor life experience.

We have lost our voice, who we really were and spent decades trying to ignore who we really were, being who others thought we should be and within the conflict of trying to be something other than who we really were we degraded ourselves for not measuring up to the original design set down long ago; thus calling ourselves a failure.

We were talked into who we are.

It is time to talk yourself back to who you really are. It is time for recording over those old tapes, new messages, the messages of who we really are. Those old tapes play over and over reinforcing the untruths of our youth. Those old tapes are of someone else’s truths. If you have no individualism how can you know what “you” desire in turn how can you manifest the life experience you prefer.

One way is to inundate or indoctrinate yourself with readings and media that suggest a truth that matches, more closely, your truth; such as articles like this, videos (additionally a personal uvisualeyes video), recordings and teachings on the Law of Attraction. I spent a couple of years doing this. I did not give my attention to anything else other that the concept of the Law of Attraction. I actually spent eight months, six or seven hours a day watching and listening to the Law of Attraction teachings.

Another way you can begin to change the beliefs of your old tapes is to start questioning, when you are reading or watching media, the beliefs or ideas presented. Then begin to say to yourself, that’s not true, actually my truth is….thus defusing old beliefs. This actually, for me, happened naturally because I had indoctrinated myself with the Law of Attraction readings and media so heavily for so long.

One of the most profound messages I received in my studies was the statement, “You are NOT responsible for the life experience or manifestations of another:” This hit me like a ton of bricks considering I had spent my entire life, up to that point, believing that my mother’s life experience or manifestations was my responsibility; ever working diligently to change it for her, being and doing what I thought I should in order for her to be happy. Glad that’s over.

Additionally you can record over the old tapes by telling a new story; a new story of your life, beliefs and truths. Decide on what you desire, with new beliefs and write a new story of the life experience you prefer. Tell the story of who you really are.

Revise what beauty is, revise what strength is, revise what spirituality is, revise what abundance is, and revise your truth.

Return return return to who you really are; a great and powerful manifestor; divine source energy in physical form creating and manifesting amazing life experience.

Be Well

Love Michelle

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