I have been thinking about how, as I wrote about last week, the changes, which are occurring in my life, are happening for me, not to me. While I am clearly experiencing some physical changes in my life, most of these changes as well as the others I have been experiencing are about changes that are happening internally. They are changes, which are happening in my belief system.
What I believe is what I have chosen to believe. My beliefs live within me and have power in my life because I have given them that power. Understanding they can only continue to exist if I continue to feed them is powerful. It means I also have the power to evict them from my heart and edit them out of my belief system.
When I have found myself going through the most pain in my life is when I strive to hold on to a belief, which no longer serves me, makes me happy, or contributes to my experience love in my life. I have to ask myself, why I am causing myself to suffer. Why am I continuing to hold on to a belief, which is causing me pain? What do I have to believe about myself to hold on to this belief? Most of the time I realize it’s just been a part of my life for so long that there is comfort in the discomfort. Sometimes it has been that I am afraid of what will replace it if I let it go. Sometimes it has been that I did not feel worthy of being happy. What it comes down to is my asking myself what I have to believe about myself in order to hold on to a belief that is limiting and depilating? Is this what I believe God would want for me in my life?
Once I have come to realize that this is not what the Ultimate would want for me, I begin to realize that the suffering is blocking my blessings and keeping me from experiencing all that God is trying to do for me. When I make decisions for my life out of love and not fear, then I open myself up to experiencing the abundance of what the Ultimate is trying to do for me. All I have to do is follow my heart and remembering that I have the power within me to remove anything from my belief system that no longer fits. I can choose to walk in the light of the Infinite’s love and remember that I am always worthy of walking in it each day. As long as I follow the path of love the Ultimate has laid out in my life, I am opening myself up to experiencing the fullness of the gifts awaiting me in my journey. So just for today, I am choosing to follow my heart in my life.