Why Not Now?

For over 100 years (since 1904, Max Planck) we’ve had absolute proof that the world we see around us is an illusion. If you can see it, touch it, taste it–it really does not exist. Society preaches just the opposite!

The history they taught us in school is hugely biased at best–outright lies in a lot of cases.Case in point: WWII. They say the Allies defeated the Nazis. Reality is they defeated Germany. The Nazis just packed up and moved, while systematically infiltrating US & Soviet industrial complexes. Skeptical? Look up “Operation Paperclip,” then listen to Ike’s farewell address at the end of his second term.

Most of the religious crap shoved down our throats was created by Roman politicians in 325 AD.”Primitive” Christianity was very different than the official State Religion created by the Roman politicos. Do you think they might have had an ulterior motive????  (And the “Protestants” picked the wrong things to protest.)

All this adds up to tons of limiting beliefs. Every culture and sub culture has its own set that are passed down from generation to generation. And it is usually set up in terms of “God says” do this and don’t do that.

My conclusion: There are no “rules” except act with kindness and do as little harm as possible. No one “on the other side” cares what we do with our body fluids. Limitations are all self-imposed. Might as well choose to be happy all the time and have a good time.

Action step: I’m doing my “bucket list” now–why wait until some ass in a white coat tells me I have only a few months left.

BTW: NLP has some wonderful tools for getting rid of limiting beliefs. Check it out:  http://www.success-is-easy.com/GetStartedWithNLP.htm

Context–The Part We Often Neglect

Alfred Korzybski is credited with the idea that every experience has four component parts: content, structure, process and context. A large part of NLP work focuses on structure and process (“nothing in content worth knowing”).

Reframing often has to do with manipulating context, but otherwise we rarely focus on it. I think it deserves more attention. A recent trivial event in my house illustrates the power context has for enhancing or changing meaning.

It is the dog days of summer in the US, and that means one thing: Broadcast TV is at its lowest point of the year. Mostly dismal reality shows (may be why we take so damned many anti-depressant drugs).

In our house, this is the time to catch up on some TV series that we do not have access to or that we have skipped. Get the DVD collection from the local library, start at the beginning, etc.

Last summer we picked Weeds, which is on Showtime, a channel that we do not have. Fantastic show.

This year, we picked Entourage. We do have HBO, but just never got hooked into the series.  I remember watching one or two episodes, but they were late in the first season. The show did not strike me as funny or interesting. So, not followed.

But with the DVD set, we started with the first episode. Ho, hum, but maybe worth watching one or two more episodes. By the third, we were hooked. Great writing. Interesting, fun likable characters.

Near the end of  Season One, we got to the episodes I had watched a few years ago and dismissed. In the context of knowing more about the characters, the show was hilarious. The difference in my experience was like night and day.

And so it is with all events–particularly painful memories.  Even more so, painful memories that influence the formation of limiting beliefs. What was the context for the person when they were formed? Can you switch the context or invent possible alternatives?

Play the memory again in that different context. What does that do to the belief?

Try it. You might find you like it.

Unearthing Limiting Beliefs

We all have limiting beliefs. Some have far fewer than others, but unless you are on the verge of dissolving into white light and floating off this rock, you have limiting beliefs.

The trouble is that we are often only vaguely aware of them. We see the results everyday, but the belief itself never seems to make it all the way into the conscious mind. Sometimes, when it does get there, that is pretty much all that you need for change. Like a vampire suddenly exposed to broad daylight, that belief crumbles and dissolves under the weight of its own absurdity. Sort of like Emily Latilla of SNL fame. http://www.success-is-easy.com/training_programs.htm

But what to do with the ones that do not make it into the conscious mind? Here is a suggestion that I passed on to a client who came in for an Akashic Records (psychic) reading this week. Although she is an intelligent, articulate attractive woman, she cannot seem to find anyone suitable to date.

Here is what her Guides suggested she do: Take the current behavior that you have, and ask yourself what would be 180-degrees opposite of what you are doing. Once you’ve zeroed in on that, make a statement to yourself that you are going to start behaving that way. They emphasized that all they were asking her to do was make the statement, not take the action.

Making that statement will activate the neurology (out of the metaphysical and back to NLP) of the limiting belief.  Now pay close attention to what is going on inside. What are your physical feelings? What images come to mind? What voices do you hear? And so forth. Just focus on whatever is happening.

Chances are that a “long forgotten” memory is going to pop up. Maybe a conversation between your parents that you overheard as an infant. Now ask yourself how you would evaluate that memory if it were happening today. Does it make sense? How has it impacted the decisions you have made down through your life? Do you want to go on making those same decisions?

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