Ok, now that you’ve identified your limiting beliefs, now what?
Well, it’s time to start changing them and turning them into positive beliefs.
The way we start doing that is with denials.
Denials are considered the face washing, or clearing and cleansing process. “If you’re building a house, you have to clear the land first.” This is the purpose of denials. You’re clearing the land. Denial is the first practical step toward wiping out of our minds the mistaken beliefs of a lifetime. We declare not to be true a thing that seems to be true.
Do these denials for a week. Emma Curtis Hopkins, who is one of the greatest of the early teachers, had her students do denials for one month before they went into a new class. Believe me, it pulls things out of the subconscious that you don’t know are there.
It pulls things out like anger, hostility, resentment, from the time you were very small until now. It pulls out things that you wish you hadn’t been upset about at the time like the thoughts, feelings, and anxieties you had that could have come from something way in the past.
Some of the denials that we use are, “There is no anger in me. Therefore, I do not attract people who are angry. There is no hostility in me. Therefore, I do not attract people with hostility. There is no fear in me. Therefore, I do not attract people who are fearful.”
We don’t know what is in our subconscious. This week I want you to do the denials. Read them over preferably twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. See what that brings up out of your subconscious.
I don’t want you to do anything about that except look at it and say, “Oh my goodness, I didn’t know that was there. Thank you for showing it to me.” At that point, you can let it go. You realize that you’ve been holding on to something that did not concern you, that did not belong in your life and has just been sitting in this big sea of stuff in your subconscious.
Suppose you grew up believing that the sun moved around the earth, and someone now showed you that the opposite is true. You would accept the demonstrated truth, but still, at every sunrise or sunset, the old idea would come up, seeming almost too real to be disputed. The only way to cleanse your mind of the old impression would be by repeatedly denying the old beliefs. You would say over and over to yourself, whenever the subject came up in your mind, “This is not true. The sun does not move around the earth; the earth moves around the sun.” Eventually, the sun would only seem to be moving.
Similarly, it appears that our bodies and circumstances control our thoughts, but the opposite is true. Our thoughts control our bodies and our circumstances. So, if you repeatedly deny a false or unhappy condition, it loses its power to make you unhappy.
Remember - Denials are considered to be the cleansing mechanism, or, the method of rejecting opinions and/or negative beliefs that prevent our desired good from coming to us.
Denials for use the first week.
I am not afraid.
I am not angry
I am not poor
I am not sick
I am not insecure
I do not believe in suffering
I do not believe in hard work
I do not believe in poverty
I do not believe in struggle
I do not accept limitation of any kind
I do not accept other peoples negative beliefs
I do not accept lack in any area of my life