If you’ve been feeling on edge lately but can’t really put your finger on why – let me assure you: you’re not alone. A lot of us are starting to realise that something is going on. There’s some big changes happening here on planet Earth – both geologically and metaphysically – and it doesn’t always feel good.

As earthquakes literally rock our world, we humans are being rocked by an internal upheaval just as life-transforming. What is it?

Changing Beliefs

You see, we’re undergoing a shift in human consciousness. And that shift has got a lot of us feeling like the very ground beneath us is rocking and swaying – not unlike the earth quakes that are getting more intense and frequent all around our planet.

This is a time when our ‘higher selves’ are asking us to make some radical changes in our beliefs, because the beliefs we once thought stable and certain are now shifting like so much sand under our feet.

But how do we go about changing beliefs? How do we stay clear and strong even as all we once knew is in flux? First, let’s have a look at what beliefs are, (or more importantly, what’ they’re not), and then look at what to do to make this transformation as smooth as possible.

1. You’re NOT your Beliefs

Here’s the dilemma: we think our beliefs define who we are. Then, when life offers us information that clearly challenges those beliefs, we tend to get angry, scared or shift into denial, feeling as if our very life is threatened. Sounds irrational, doesn’t it? But think about how many times you’ve experienced or observed hostility, resentment and even the loss of friendships (to say nothing of war and abuse) all because someone said you were wrong, or because you told someone they weren’t right.

But the thing is – you’re not your beliefs. Not at all. A belief, as Abraham-Hicks explains, is simply “a thought you keep thinking.” No matter how long you’ve held a belief, no matter how much you’ve invested your life, time and energy into a belief, you are much, much more than that. Let’s take an example to illustrate …

Let’s say you lived during the 15th century, and you grew up believing that the world was flat. Then this guy Columbus comes along and willy-nilly, the world becomes round and your beliefs are wiped aside like a silly bit of nonsense. Does this change change you? Does it reduce you, limit you or in any way diminish you? Of course not! In fact, if you lived during such an era of sweeping change (and believe me – you do!), the discoveries that demand an instantaneous change in your beliefs would have rocked your world – for the better.

2. Ask for Guidance

Whether you ascribe to a higher Self, higher power, deeper knowing, angelic forces or ultimate God/Source energy, during this time of change, calling upon that which is most sacred to you will help you find ease with this personal and planetary transition.  This is because when we ask for guidance we reach beyond the ego-based personality, a structure founded on the very beliefs we may now be called to change.

3. Breath

Sounds simple –  is mighty. Breath is Life, and bringing your attention to it during times of stress can actually assist your physiological functioning as well as calm your mind. So when changing beliefs is feeling so painful that it’s more like cutting off a limb, breath and breath and breath.

4. Face your Fears

Take some time to look with courage at the beliefs you cherish most, then ask yourself the scariest question of all: “What would happen if this belief were wrong?” Scary, eh? I understand. But the strange thing is, when you actually face your greatest fears surrounding your beliefs, you open the door to mental and emotional liberation. Don’t believe me? Try it and see.

5. Forgive

Forgive yourself, forgive others, forgive your fears, your doubts, your disbeliefs. Forgive anyone and anything – including those who taught you any beliefs that now seem false. The more your forgive, the freer you’ll feel. Promise.

6. Meditate

In order to really begin to feel that you are not your beliefs, you have to get some mental ‘space’ from them. And there’s no more powerful, efficient way to get some space between your self-beyond-your-beliefs and your thoughts is through meditation. Meditation creates spaciousness in the mind. Allowing you to recognize – as Eckhart Tolle would say – that your thoughts and beliefs are no more than “content in the NOW.”

7. Choose Love

I’m not just talking about romantic love. And I’m definitely not talking about conditional love of any kind. I’m talking about love as the opposite of fear. I’m talking about loving acceptance for self, for others and for the earth, no matter what changes come. I’m talking about dropping judgement, drama and fear and committing yourself to a higher, deeper presence – no matter how tumultuous life feels.

Are you feeling a tumult of changes in your life that are demanding you reevaluate your beliefs? If you are, please share your story with us in the comments section below. This way we can help to support each other during these changing times.

Dawn DelVecchio is the author of our sister blog, The Healers Way. The mission of the Healer’s Way is to be a resource for healers and all others. This healing community of over 25,000 healers engage in dialogues to explore the latest information on alternative healing, energy healing, and the healing of humanity.
Dawn DelVecchio

Dawn DelVecchio

Dawn DelVecchio is a writer, traveler, speaker and coach. She's been living a life devoted to spirit and purpose for more than 28 years. As the author and host of DawnDelVecchio.com, and a guest contributor to a number of personal growth blogs, Dawn shares insights, tips and practical tools for you to live a life of greater purpose, happiness and abundance. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Unlocking your Prosperity: 7 Keys to Healing your Money Mindset & Fully Stepping into your Calling.

17 Comments

  • Doug says:

    This is a very thought provoking post. It is hard to let go of your beliefs. As right or wrong as they may seem at the time. I believe your beiefs are meant to change right along with the changes of the earth, or your personal situation.
    Thank you for clarifying that you are not your beliefs, and then giving thoughtful solutions on how to deal with the changes from within.

  • Doug says:

    This is a very thought provoking post. It is hard to let go of your beliefs. As right or wrong as they may seem at the time. I believe your beiefs are meant to change right along with the changes of the earth, or your personal situation.
    Thank you for clarifying that you are not your beliefs, and then giving thoughtful solutions on how to deal with the changes from within.

  • Cee says:

    Having recently watched Zeitgeist Moving Forward my beliefs as in spiritual haven't changed, but then I have been at one with the earth for a long time. This film covers many things and what you've said above about the earth being flat, how people have been ridiculed in the past for their inventive ideas and been proven true only serves that what is suggested in this film shouldn't be ridiculed but invested in.

    It resolves the fact that the human being deserves all the equality the planet can sustain it with, which is the natural sources it has to give. Food, water, warmth, love and sustainability. Its all we need and I now believe that this is my way forward.

    Certainly life without money will mean charities will be a thing of the past, there will be no lottery yet everyone can live on an equality never seen before in history. No poverty, no war, no debt would lead to what matters, the love for each other and your family.

    xxx

  • Cee says:

    Having recently watched Zeitgeist Moving Forward my beliefs as in spiritual haven't changed, but then I have been at one with the earth for a long time. This film covers many things and what you've said above about the earth being flat, how people have been ridiculed in the past for their inventive ideas and been proven true only serves that what is suggested in this film shouldn't be ridiculed but invested in.

    It resolves the fact that the human being deserves all the equality the planet can sustain it with, which is the natural sources it has to give. Food, water, warmth, love and sustainability. Its all we need and I now believe that this is my way forward.

    Certainly life without money will mean charities will be a thing of the past, there will be no lottery yet everyone can live on an equality never seen before in history. No poverty, no war, no debt would lead to what matters, the love for each other and your family.

    xxx

  • Lori says:

    You are the most amazing writer. Thanks for clear, to the point pieces of work that not only make one think but understand what is being thought.
    Lori, BC Canada

  • Lori says:

    You are the most amazing writer. Thanks for clear, to the point pieces of work that not only make one think but understand what is being thought.
    Lori, BC Canada

  • Zef says:

    This article came to me through a friend, at this my own time of earth-quaking life-shattering, belief-bending change. I have noticed that these gems of wisdom seem to fly to me upon the wings of spirit at the most opportune moments to remind me to search myself, and re-examine my own beliefs. In the case of this article it is a comforting affirmation. There was a time when I believed I was a deviant for thinking such things. A little education showed me that most if not all of the great ideas of the collective mind of humanity originated with those whose beliefs lay outside the mainstream. This is the essence of creation itself.

    As Eckhart Tolle said of the first flowers, they bloomed but did not survive. But soon more and more dared to show their faces to the sun. Now, even through the very worst of times, the most devastating destruction, more and more people are coming forth to show their ideas to the world, and others are listening, and daring to change their beliefs. Forums like Finer Minds, like greenhouses, allow these delicate new beliefs to propagate and grow.

    Now the earth blooms ever more profusely with flowering spirits like Dawn. And the freedom of thought, expressing the evolution of consciousness through enlightened humanity begins to cover the earth. No amount of money, no strength of armies, no chains of bondage will stop it now. These are the very thoughts that will bring about the changes that will overcome all adversity and create the New Heaven and the New Earth right before our eyes.

  • Zef says:

    This article came to me through a friend, at this my own time of earth-quaking life-shattering, belief-bending change. I have noticed that these gems of wisdom seem to fly to me upon the wings of spirit at the most opportune moments to remind me to search myself, and re-examine my own beliefs. In the case of this article it is a comforting affirmation. There was a time when I believed I was a deviant for thinking such things. A little education showed me that most if not all of the great ideas of the collective mind of humanity originated with those whose beliefs lay outside the mainstream. This is the essence of creation itself.
    As Eckhart Tolle said of the first flowers, they bloomed but did not survive. But soon more and more dared to show their faces to the sun. Now, even through the very worst of times, the most devastating destruction, more and more people are coming forth to show their ideas to the world, and others are listening, and daring to change their beliefs. Forums like Finer Minds, like greenhouses, allow these delicate new beliefs to propagate and grow.
    Now the earth blooms ever more profusely with flowering spirits like Dawn. And the freedom of thought, expressing the evolution of consciousness through enlightened humanity begins to cover the earth. No amount of money, no strength of armies, no chains of bondage will stop it now. These are the very thoughts that will bring about the changes that will overcome all adversity and create the New Heaven and the New Earth right before our eyes.

  • Ingrid says:

    Whaaat???? On March 11, I had the shock of my life, before the earthquake hit Japan. Something happened in my personal life that stirred my guts. And then the Earthquake! I made the connection. What made this thing in me trigger in Japan????? Oh my God!! . I am not feeling guilty but responsible. Ho'oponopono on the people of Japan!!!!!!! Urgentenly!!! Light to the heroes working at the plants. My heart is with them!!

  • Kelly says:

    Yes, I am working on changing my beliefs about my body. I have had an E.D. for over about 25 years and I am so ready and willing to be healthy. Though it is not easy when one never really learned how to "eat normally" Even before the age of 10 (when I was diagnosed with anorexia), I never really ate normally. Mostly only ate a lot of "not so good for you foods. Didn't really learn to enjoy "real" food. I am a work in progress and I am grateful to have a strong healthy body that allows me to run and i use that affirmation when issues come up. I believe loving oneself is the solution to most anything and that LOVE and especially unconditional love is what will heal people with ed's. According to Peggy-Claude Pierre who is the only one who knows what ed's are all about. No other doctors or specialist have a clue. Louise Hay has an affimation that says "I now realize that I created this condition and I am now willing to release the pattern in my consciousness that has created this condition."

    I am not sure, but i am thinking that this may be a root chakra issue?

  • Kelly says:

    Yes, I am working on changing my beliefs about my body. I have had an E.D. for over about 25 years and I am so ready and willing to be healthy. Though it is not easy when one never really learned how to “eat normally” Even before the age of 10 (when I was diagnosed with anorexia), I never really ate normally. Mostly only ate a lot of “not so good for you foods. Didn't really learn to enjoy “real” food. I am a work in progress and I am grateful to have a strong healthy body that allows me to run and i use that affirmation when issues come up. I believe loving oneself is the solution to most anything and that LOVE and especially unconditional love is what will heal people with ed's. According to Peggy-Claude Pierre who is the only one who knows what ed's are all about. No other doctors or specialist have a clue. Louise Hay has an affimation that says “I now realize that I created this condition and I am now willing to release the pattern in my consciousness that has created this condition.”

    I am not sure, but i am thinking that this may be a root chakra issue?

  • Donna Renner says:

    I will take in a breath…everyone breath with me…….in…out..
    I am a wonderful creative being.
    We are all unique and wonderful creative beings.
    We all create our experience, therefore we are the creative ones.
    We are each a divine expression of everything in our univerrse.
    Lets heal Japan with our conciousness as the creator.
    Imagine Japan surronded with a loving blue light.
    Increase the love you send out, along with the brightness of the light.
    Send LOVE and more LOVE… we will heal together.
    and so it is

  • Donna Renner says:

    I will take in a breath…everyone breath with me…….in…out..
    I am a wonderful creative being.
    We are all unique and wonderful creative beings.
    We all create our experience, therefore we are the creative ones.
    We are each a divine expression of everything in our univerrse.
    Lets heal Japan with our conciousness as the creator.
    Imagine Japan surronded with a loving blue light.
    Increase the love you send out, along with the brightness of the light.
    Send LOVE and more LOVE… we will heal together.
    and so it is

  • Pamela says:

    Great tips for changing beliefs. All of the tips above are really helpful for changing beliefs. Meditation really can help clear the mind and help us let go of a lot of limiting fear based beliefs. Also choosing love and forgiveness are really powerful methods for releasing limiting believes and fear based thinkings.
    My recent post Business Intuition- How to Use Your Intuition in Business

  • Pamela says:

    Great tips for changing beliefs. All of the tips above are really helpful for changing beliefs. Meditation really can help clear the mind and help us let go of a lot of limiting fear based beliefs. Also choosing love and forgiveness are really powerful methods for releasing limiting believes and fear based thinkings.
    My recent post Business Intuition- How to Use Your Intuition in Business

  • Jayshree says:

    There is a tsunami of awakening in our omniverse right now and it is felt deeply on all levels right through the earth's core.It is shaking, shattering and washing away all that we held to be true from the eyes of illusion. In its wake, the 'seeming' destruction, will recalibrate our energy fields and we will then begin to look through the eyes of the heart. This is a unifying field of energy. As the external world as we know it crumbles, we melt into our heart space and from this pure vibration, a whole new world will be built. One based on love, compassion, care and joy. So where ever there may be calamities, unrest, strife or disasters, send the people and the environment in that area, your deepest love and gratitude for being the brave souls to sacrifice their physical form collectively, for the birth of pure new energies. Pour your healing thoughts into the ravaged areas and trust in your heart, that they are healed and whole again.In the exciting times ahead, we are living as a collective heart – pure radiant and bathed in a golden light of oneness. This is the new reality.Enjoy…

  • In the process of our intuitive development, we learn to
    listen more deeply and follow the guidance that comes from within. Because
    conscious awareness is building during that time, whenever we choose not to
    listen and go against our intuition, the lessons learned seem twice as powerful
    and painful than if we had listened.

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