What is a core belief? A core belief is usually an unconscious belief that we have about ourselves, and unfortunately most of the time they are negative.
What is a core belief? A core belief is usually an unconscious belief that we have about ourselves, and unfortunately most of the time they are negative. Since doing this kind of work I have discovered that almost everyone I know who uncovers their own core belief, finds out that they have some kind of feeling of “not good enough” or “unworthiness”. It is quite startling to find that out and that is why I say it is usually an unconscious belief. We think we are doing ok, or our lives will get better but deep down we are blocking the good coming in because somehow we feel we don’t deserve it.
As I stated in my last post, my core belief was that I wasn’t good enough or important enough. And because of that belief, I had gone through some very painful experiences. Of course, I didn’t realize at the time I was attracting these experiences into my life. It was very easy to blame it on everything and everyone else. I realized that the only way to heal all of this was to take total responsibility for my life and my choices. This is not about blame if you blame yourself it just gives you another reason to feel bad and continue attracting more of the same.
We can believe that we are worthless, yet know logically that this is simply not true. Unfortunately, what we unconsciously believe will rule every time. Hence the saying, “because you believe it, that makes it so”. These unconscious internal untruths must be brought into consciousness where they can be questioned, examined and finally released.
Until we become aware of it and challenge its falsehood, we will continue to act as if it is true. As long as these negative beliefs about ourselves operate beneath the surface of our consciousness, they will go on limiting and ruling our lives, making us miserable. Only truly understanding them and where they come from, can we redirect their energy. This means choosing not to act on those old worn out beliefs. Being conscious is the way to healing, and finally attracting exactly what you desire.
Where does this internal dialogue come from? The things we tell ourselves in any given moment are, most often, a reflection of some old belief we picked up along the way. We go through life unconsciously repeating these core beliefs, like a negative mantra. Over and over we repeat them thus reinforcing them, until they manifest themselves in non-productive, yet familiar, life themes. They formulate themselves into painful, very limited storylines that we buy into as the definition of who we believe ourselves to be. We live out these core beliefs; this fictionalized version or story of who we are. Then we continue to reinforce the belief of unworthiness and the cycle continues.
I wanted to talk a bit about core beliefs before I gave examples using my life experiences. I feel that understanding what a core belief is, is a very important first step in changing our lives. I will be giving specific details from my own life on how my old core beliefs manifested. I am hoping that it will help you find your own, heal them and manifest your heart’s desire.