Thoughts, Emotions and Beliefs: Are they Controlling Your Life?

By Joyce Dillon, RN, MN

Leading edge research tells us our lives are controlled by our beliefs and perceptions. This affects every aspect of our life- health, relationships, and finances. Are you ready to learn how to free your mind?

Today, there is a huge change in scientific thinking. The seeds of a new vision or reality are sprouting throughout the arenas of physics, biology and psychology. This vision is a shift away from matter as the only reality, toward the inclusion of consciousness and mind as part of that reality.

Forward-thinking information in the study of mind-body integration indicates the vital importance of how our beliefs and perceptions influence our body in creating and maintaining health as well as all areas of our life.

Perhaps, the most powerful single factor in your health, financial or business success is your beliefs about yourself and what you deserve. We call this the Law Of  Belief. It says simply this:

  • Whatever you believe, with feeling, becomes your reality
  • Whatever you focus on you create in your life, negative or positive

Significantly, people are now becoming aware of their “core beliefs,” which are composed of memories, images, and emotional dispositions, all deeply held in our neural patterns and energy field.

These beliefs shape the styles, habits, behavior, perceptions, and attitudes that define us as individuals. Our responses to the major themes of life -safety, belonging, support, power, freedom, responsibility, sexuality, etc. – are all organized by our core thinking. Some core beliefs support our ability to be who we desire to be, while other beliefs continue to limit us in living our best possible lives.

Our limiting beliefs are a barrier to or a filter for the immense variety of information that our brains must process daily. We have a tendency to block out any information coming to us that is inconsistent with our reality.

Our physical bodies are a constant reflection of our beliefs, and our way of thinking and being in the world. Thus, our minds are supported in our beliefs by our bodies. Change is possible when we are able to alter our beliefs.

Easily said, but how does one change a belief? Most of us have been harboring old beliefs since childhood. The first step is to become aware of the trauma or pattern and how it affects your life. Ask yourself: is this childhood belief serving me well now, as an adult? Is it offering me positive support for my adult decisions? If your answer is no, find a way to get rid of the belief.

Some useful techniques that are powerful catalysts for releasing old patterns are meditation, energy psychology, bodywork therapy, biofeedback, shamanic healing, prayer and visual imagery.

Action Exercise:
Here are six things you can do to help build a belief system consistent in creating healthy changes in your life.

  • Create Your Day-Begin each day by seeing and intending in your mind how you want your day to be. You are creating your reality.
  • Watch Your Thoughts-Set a goal for yourself to think and talk only about the things that you want for the next 24 hours. This process will make you aware of how often you are thinking about what you don’t want. This practice can change your life.
  • Watch Wayne Dyer’s Change Your Thoughts– A thought-provoking movie about how our thoughts and beliefs create our reality.
  • Purchase the CD-Life Strategies for Making Changes in Life and Work. This powerful CD gives you a step-by-step mind-body strategy for making lasting change in your life. 
  • READ Dr. Bruce Lipton’s The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles. Explore the science proving how changing your beliefs and emotions change your health.

If you start today to implement any three of these action exercises I guarantee you will make a shift in your beliefs and perceptions.

© 2012 Joyce Dillon, RN, MN

Joyce Dillon, R.N., M.N. founder of a coaching, personal development and travel retreat company that coaches aspiring women and men to manifest their life passion, purpose and destiny. 404-881-1322, jjdillon@mindspring.com or www.JoyceDillon.com.