I read a lot from various spiritual leaders like Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Gabby Bernstein, Louise Hay, and others. The message is always the same. They talk about how our mind/subconscious is like a computer, and through basic spiritual practices, you can re-program it to change your reality. I believe this wholeheartedly, but I have a problem. My mind is stubborn, and when I have a belief, it keeps telling me the new statement is false because “this over here is true.” But I recently found a loophole and a way to trick my mind into believing what I want.
Say for many years you have always caught a cold in winter. You now have a solid belief that you always catch a cold in winter. It is not easy to get rid of that belief unless you work at it. You start to tell yourself over and over again, “I don’t get colds in winter.” However, deep down, your mind knows this isn’t true, and so nothing changes.
Working to change a belief isn’t hard, but it does not always work for me. I have tried mantras, affirmations, and meditations to change beliefs that I do not want, but my mind resists the new statement because, in my past experience, the old belief is true.
Recently I attended a weekend-long publishing conference put on by The Hay House. They talked a lot about Louise Hay and I was inspired to purchase and read her book, “You Can Heal Your Life.” I am reading it now. Louise and I have a lot in common. I like her direct way of communicating. She was a no-nonsense lady.
Her message was nothing new; in fact, I was astounded that she was saying all the same things these modern spiritual gurus are saying, but she told them many years ago. However, something that did strike me is the way she worded things, and it ignited an idea within me that I have been putting to good use.
I Choose to Believe
Let me break it down into basic terms. If you repeatedly have a thought, it eventually becomes a belief. The thought can be anything. So, if you want to change something in your life, you must keep having the same thought about it over and over until it changes. Now, this sounds easy, but if you don’t believe it, nothing will change. So, I decided to change a couple of words in my daily (night and morning) affirmations, and it has made all the difference.
Instead of saying, “I am healthy,” I now say, “I choose to think and believe that I am healthy.” My mind cannot argue with that statement because I am not reversing a belief; I am creating a new one by choice. It works so well! I have gotten rid of headaches and fears instantly using this new technique. It seems simple, but it is also really powerful.
If you want to reprogram your mind the easy way and get something in there solidly, instead of using a phrase you will never believe, try “I choose to believe…” or “I choose to allow…” or “I choose to be…”
Let me know how it works for you!