Limiting Beliefs. Part One

Last Update: Jul 30, 2020

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My life's journey and understanding what that is, started late. If only I was learning what I am learning now 20 or even 30 years ago. I can't change that so all is good. If I was asked what a limiting belief was I would not have known. The last 10 years have been wonderful.

I have just finished reading a book "The Emotion Code" by Dr Bradley Nelson. Interesting. We are all carrying emotional blockage from the past. These can even be blockages that have been passed down by grand parents which hold us back. They are also what can be part of our own limiting belief system. We all have one. I am currently working with a practitioner to find my emotional blockages and release them one by one. I can positively comment that I am feeling lighter.

Dr Nelson's book, plus many other learning experiences and my life's journey have enabled me to have a better understanding of limiting beliefs. I think that they are everybodies biggest hurdle. I am sure that we have all learnt something about limiting beliefs but I am going to share with you anyway.

Does all this work. My background is that I turn 70 next month. I am healthy and not ready to stop. Hence, WA. 7 years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinsons. That day I made a promise that I would beat/cure it. I am still in good shape. I will win. The only thing that can stop me is my limiting beliefs.

Over the next week from my reading and research I will share several blogs around limiting beliefs. It has certainly helped me. I now expect miracles in my life, and I have learnt to release any attachments to specific avenues or outcomes that do not benefit me.

Rather than insisting that success or achievement comes only in one way or form, I have opened up to all that the Universe has to offer. Sometimes what I end up with is so much better than what I thought I originally wanted, and the way I obtained that desire was something far removed from anything I could have imagined in the beginning.

It doesn't have to be a big life-altering goal for expectations to work. Miracles come in small packages each day. By clearing your limiting beliefs and allowing miracles into your life, you will reap all the benefits, large and small, that come from those experiences. It doesn't have to be a year from now; it can happen today, no matter where you are in your life. Sometimes all it takes is one little tiny shift and the flood gates open!

How do you Identify Limiting Beliefs:

  • Your excuses, if examined, will reflect limiting beliefs
  • The areas of your life that you would like to change, but that you've been avoiding,
    will also illuminate limiting beliefs
  • The details that upset you about your health, relationships, spiritual life, and professional
    life are details to examine closer to show you the limiting beliefs within each category
  • Look at the things in life you are afraid of to identify the limiting beliefs that are at the
    root of each one
  • The repeating negative patterns in your life will also reveal limiting beliefs
  • Your Emotional Guidance System - when an unpleasant event or trigger arises, ask yourself
    - what does this make me feel? If it is anything less than desired, then it is connected to a
    limiting belief. As you journal and meditate on this, the limiting belief will begin to show


There are more limiting beliefs in this world than we could count, or certainly address in
print. However, most of them fall under seven recurring themes. Here are the first two.

I'm Not Good Enough

Many of us can remember standing in the schoolyard, waiting to be picked to be on a team.
No matter when we were finally chosen, if we weren't first, we felt inferior. This process
repeatedly happens throughout life-the job you didn't get, the relationship that
dissolved, the notice from the electric company, etc. It's a natural feeling that sets in when
these events happen, and all too often, we carry these feelings with us-sometimes for
years. Unfortunately, when we decide to change our life, these feelings can get in our
way. That little voice in the back of our mind may be telling us that you aren't good
enough, while you're making plans and efforts toward your goals. Consciously we want
them and plan to take action toward them, but subconsciously, you don't believe you're
capable, or that you deserve to reach the goals you set, so why try? It's like having one foot
on the gas and the other foot on the brake.

No One Likes Me

You may think that you aren't well-spoken, interesting, or particularly fun to spend time
with. Or you may feel like you don't belong in the group. With these thoughts, it can be
easy to assume that you aren't likable or have inherent flaws that aren't there. As with
most limiting beliefs, this one is self-fulfilling. For example, if you believe that you don't
deserve friends or relationships, you probably don't try to have them; therefore, you
don't! Even if you did try, the effects of the belief will energetically manifest and those
around you will unconsciously pick up on it and will most likely form a skewed perspective
of you. Once you realize that this perception isn't real, you can take steps to reverse its

Most limiting beliefs, at their root, are negative perceptions of yourself, others, and the
world around you.

I will share more with you tomorrow. I am happy for any comments or questions.

Have a great day


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I've been there Stephen - being the LAST one picked to play a game of dodgeball back in elementary school.

You're right - these limiting beliefs need to be removed from our minds - I find that it's a daily process.

Glad that you're doing much better now and continue to improve. Definitely looking forward to more on this topic.

Isaiah 😊

Thank you for your kind words and support. Have a great day. Stephen.

Very inspiring Stephen!! You’ve already beat Parkinson's!! Great going.. age is a mind over matter thing, as long as you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter! I know you thought you had lost 20-30 years but from now you get 30-40 years if you want!! Go for it!!

Thank you for your kind words and support. Have a great day. Stephen.

A great article Stephen, limiting beliefs are very powerful and not in a good way. Its what gets in the way of many kids from disavantaged backgrounds.

It is quite thought provoking really when you think that they are just thoughts and don't really exist . You have an amazing story there. Phil

Thank you for your kind words and support. Have a great day. Stephen.

Hello Stephen,

The one that shocked me was when I became friends with a highly qualified lady in the field and during a conversation, she informed that traits could go back several generations which blew me away !!

Your quest is a noble one and may open the eyes of many people to issues that they have never encountered before and may seek to discover more about.

Thank you for sharing and I like Jeff look forward to more from you absolutely well done for beating it!!


My friend. You are right. I have had blocked emotions from my fathers grandfather that were handed down to me at birth. Absolutely intriguing.
Take care.
Stephen .

She informed can go back 7 generations and some much longer have been encoubtered! ;


Wow, Stephen, it seems that you have identified several things in your life and are going about removing limiting beliefs that you have! Well done! I'll be looking for part 2!


Hi Jeff, I hope that all is good for you. It is a great challenge. I am enjoying it immensely. It is not a straight line the top. Its a bit like a flight of stairs. All good.
Take care my friend

Awesome, Stephen! One flight at a time!


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