How do we get to believe in anything? If I tell you the world is flat instead of being round shaped, would you believe me? Why not? You have not seen the world from a distance to prove to yourself that it’s round and we walk and live on a flat surface. Conditioning, this is what makes us believe in things or people. We have been conditioned to believe things are a certain way so we start believing in some theory, in people and things. Scientific research, media, parents, peers and anyone we may come in contact with are able to condition our thinking to believe in certain things or to think a certain way.
Looking back, you may feel that you have been conditioned by someone to think a certain way, act a certain way or simply be a certain way. You may be a completely different person than you were a few years ago. You may not even realise what has been done to you by a mastermind, but you sense it doesn’t feel right, it doesn’t seem right. In fact, some things are substantially wrong, but you are made to trust someone else’s philosophy of life, spontaneously inheriting values and opinions that you would otherwise not choose to possess.
Believe in yourself, that’s what this exercise can help you understand and practice. This belief is very important for healing and recovery following a traumatic experience. Step forward or you will always be in the same place! Think of yourself like a bird. You fly and sit on a branch of a tree. Would you be afraid of the branch breaking? Why not? Because birds believe in their own wings and not on the branches they sit on, so they are never afraid… Once you develop the ability to trust yourself, no broken branches will shatter you because you will spread your wings and fly long before you hear any crackle, snap or crunch.
Here is the entire Self-Love and Healing video series – to start at the beginning, scroll to the bottom.