Feng Shui has become a very popular tool for working with the energy of homes and offices. One of the key principles in Feng Shui is de-cluttering to open blocked energy. The same principle can apply to our minds!
We all carry some “junk” in our minds that can sabotage our best efforts on the road of life. We do not mean to pull the rug out from under our selves, but it can happen even with our best conscious intentions. What trips us up is not so much what is in conscious awareness. What blocks our way is the “junk in the basement” (aka unconscious) that has been packed away in boxes for so long that we have forgotten it was there. And then there is the junk that we told others they could store there or the junk that came from ancestors that accumulated quietly in the corners! No one intends for this to occur, it is just part of the experience of being human.
By becoming aware of what is rocking around in the basement of our mind and eliminating it we can free up energy to direct toward what we truly desire in our lives.
We all have developed some ‘mistaken beliefs’ about ourselves, others or the world. The best and easiest place to start cleaning house is to look at these with an eye to eliminating what we can and making the rest more functional.
Below is a list of some of the most common troubling beliefs. Slowly reading through them and noticing which ones cause you to react can help to bring them to the light of day. You may experience strong emotions or perhaps only a slight discomfort. OR, you may have an adverse reaction such as: “Well that’s foolish, who would ever think that!” Sometimes strong denial is our biggest clue that there is something going on in the deeper realms! So read the list slowly, giving yourself the gift of an honest appraisal.
I’m not good enough
I’m not acceptable
I’m not loveable
I don’t deserve to be loved
I’m not wanted
I don’t belong/ can’t find my place in this world
Nothing ever works for me
Life is a struggle
I can’t express myself well/at all
Nobody understands me
It’s not safe to trust
I am betrayed by life
I am insignificant
I am not capable
There’s no hope for me
I don’t deserve to love/ be loved
I am stupid
I cannot be myself/have no real sense of who I am
I am weak and have no defenses
I am always/will be/deserve to be deprived and abandoned
Becoming aware of these beliefs may be painful at the start. However if you commit to rooting them out, the rewards you gain will far outweigh any discomfort you experience. Identifying them is the first step. Taking steps to erase them from your inner programming is the second. There are many tools for doing this and many are included in our recorded programs. Some people prefer to work individually with a practitioner to ferret out and release these beliefs. The important thing is that you DO something, they will not simply melt away because you want them to! (Trust me I tried that!:) )