Are You Speaking Your Truth?
What do you think? Are you speaking your truth about what you believe?
If you follow my blog, you probably know that I talk a lot about limiting beliefs. Limiting beliefs are simply ways of thinking that tell us why we can’t have the things we want. When we practice limiting beliefs (like “you have to work hard for money” or “relationships are hard”) these beliefs literally turn in to our reality.
In other words, you just can’t hold a limiting belief about a particular topic and have life turn out differently for you. If you believe relationships are hard, they will be. If you believe it takes hard work to make money, you’ll be working hard for your money. That’s just the way it is.
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Uncovering our limiting beliefs is the first step to overcoming them. However, once we have identified the beliefs we want to carry, we have to honor them in our day-to-day life. Once of the most significant ways we do this is in our interactions with other people.
Often, what happens is that we identify a long-held limiting belief, and we decide we want to believe something different. However, we keep this new belief to ourself. We don’t share this new belief with other people.
We are afraid that other people will reject our new belief. After all, our reality has been constructed so far of the limiting belief, and as a result many people in our reality still carry that old belief.
Unfortunately, if you aren’t speaking your truth, you stay bound by the old belief. You can’t progress as far into empowerment as you’d like.
Let me give you an example.
Let’s say that I’ve been carrying a belief that I have to work hard for money. This is a belief I actually once carried, by the way, and have since overturned.
So, I change my perspective. I want money to come easily, so I decide this will be my new belief: “Money can come easily.”
However, when I am talking to my friends, coworkers and relatives, I will probably find that they are still very much held to the belief that they have to work hard for their money. This is evident in the lives they are living and in the conversations we have.
I now know that this is just a limiting belief they are carrying, but I don’t want to stick out. I don’t want to offend them. So, when the topic of working hard for your money comes up, I listen to them complain about it and nod my head. I go along with the limiting belief in an effort to be agreeable.
This is something that happens quite commonly, and perhaps it’s happened to you. We don’t want to seem “weird” or “out of place,” so instead of speaking our new truth, we hide it. We keep our new belief in the closet, so to speak.
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This is why often limiting beliefs can stick around for a lot longer than we’d like for them to. As long as we feel fearful of acknowledging our new beliefs in public, they hold power over us, and prevent a good deal of growth from occurring.
Now, I know that speaking your truth can be scary-it’s still pretty scary for me sometimes! However, it is a skill that is easy to practice, and once practiced, it gets easier and easier to do. After all, with the Law of Attraction, the more you do something the more you are able to do something.
So if you feel like you aren’t able to speak your truth about a new belief in your life, start small. Speak your truth to people you trust, or to strangers you’ll never see again. Divert conversations you disagree with by simply saying “I really don’t want to talk about this right now, can we switch topics?” or “I used to feel that way, but now I see it differently.”
You don’t have to speak your truth to everyone, all the time, and certainly not in situations that feel overpowering and overwhelming. However, the more you can find small spaces to be authentic about your new beliefs, the quicker these beliefs will take root, and the quicker they will empower you to create desired changes in your life.
Be authentic about your empowering beliefs, and let go of the need to be agreeable about the limitations you are trying to release from your life. After all, being agreeable means, at least in part, that you “agree.”
To truly hold a new belief, it has to become your new life motto. Wear your empowering beliefs like a badge, and your reality will reflect them back to you in stronger and stronger ways.
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