In my early twenties I was in a desperate and agonizing state of feeling like my life was worthless and that I would be stuck to a limited existence of living with my parents for the rest of my life. The state of my health and all of the ideas and beliefs that circulated within my mind about my state of health were painting a picture of hopelessness and worthlessness. Yet still in the midst of this, within my being there was a drive toward something better, something fulfilling and purposeful.
It would take some time to begin to shift out of those limiting beliefs that I was holding onto but eventually I was able to transcend them and shift out of that state of victim consciousness and into one of empowerment and even at rare times one of connection to the source of All That Is.
For so many of us we are voluntary victims of our own beliefs. Unconsciously choosing the same patterns and lessons for decades. We see the entire world around us through the lens of our beliefs and the world mirrors them back to us in large and small ways. It’s incredibly difficult to change your life experience and the world around you when the foundation upon which it is all built are limiting beliefs.
This is especially so when those limiting beliefs are unconscious. How can you possibly change something that you don’t even know is there? Maybe some outside force can help to bring the light of awareness to that belief but until that happens the feeling is one of a billiard ball being knocked around by a chaotic world.
But even for those that are doing “the work” and are conscious of their beliefs it doesn’t seem to be much easier. Certainly being aware that you have a belief and that it is shaping your reality is having an impact on that belief. However, fundamentally our awareness is filtered through our beliefs and will affect how we engage with that belief, potentially creating a limited belief loop of sorts.
Over the last several years I have been sorting through different philosophies and models of body, mind and soul and have come to my own conclusions resulting in the beginnings of my own model. Within this model I have 3 Principles of a Conscious Mind, which are as follows:
Maxim: All is energy and our minds are consciousness mediating energy.
From this model of understanding we can recognize that a belief is a frequency of energy and that a limiting belief is an incoherent and lower consciousness frequency. In order for any system to produce any function or action it must have a property of global coherence. Stated another way, coherence is a consistency in the system or connectedness. A limiting belief is inconsistent with the greater order of your being and will only produce more disorder and attract other incoherent frequencies or energies.
So take for example a belief that you are not smart. However you came to this conclusion, be it through perceived experience or an inherited belief, it is a frequency unto itself. You hold this frequency within your physical body and energetic field. Even if you are aware of this belief and even if you at least partly believe that it isn’t true or doesn’t have to be true you will likely still have difficulty changing that belief. The reason is that you are trying to change the belief with another incoherent frequency. If the effort to change it is from a place of shame, frustration or anger then you are bringing another incoherent and lower level of consciousness frequency to this belief.
The result of combing two incoherent frequencies together is not one of coherence or higher consciousness but instead more of the same. You will find yourself more frustrated, hopeless and shameful and perpetually unable to change that limiting belief and the resulting life experience that emerges.
The solution on one level is incredibly simple and can be found in so many spiritual teachings. You must raise the frequency of that belief and transmute it into a coherent frequency. As the Beetles said, “all you need is love”. By surrounding that belief and the initiating trauma with love, appreciation and forgiveness you simultaneously disconnect yourself from identifying with it and bring it into alignment with the global order of your true Self’s nature.
(I will be recording a guided technique for doing this in the near future but if you are interested in learning it please reach out to me.)
Danny Maresca considers himself a philosopher, scientist and teacher but most of all a humble explorer of this reality. This blog covers topics he finds fascinating as they relate to his own interpretation of his own experience of life. He hopes that you will find value in what you read but openly invites deeper and different perspectives to his own.