How my limiting beliefs got in the way of my beloved Feng Shui practice
Most beliefs are formed in our childhood.
“Mummy I got you a surprise!”
My heart stopped for a little when I saw those shells.
Looking at those shells sparked all the fears associated with keeping shells at home, I only thought of all the bad things that could happen if I let those shells stay.
Thanks to years of inner work I’ve developed the ability to know where the fears come from; I’m not always able to transform or reframe those beliefs on my own but at least I can recognise them.
I had buried the belief that shells are bad deep inside my subconscious mind, it’s not something I think of every day, but I knew if I keep all the shells I’ll be focusing in the negative and worse attracting it.
Beliefs are formed in our childhood and even though we don’t think of them daily, they are present and rule our lives.
It is not messing up with my life and out of all the beliefs I need to reconsider maybe this is not an important one. Our experiences shape the way we live our lives, so pick and choose your battles.
There are harmful beliefs and useful beliefs, if the belief is not hurting you or stopping you from reaching your goals, or holding you back from being successful, then it is fine, keep it.
I could potentially transform this belief by working with a therapist and using a tool from my mindset toolkit.
I could find evidence that shells are actually good, I can rewrite my past, show my brain that it is safe to keep the shells at home.
What did I do with the shells?
As for the shells, I didn’t let the thought worry me. I thanked my son for being so thoughtful in collecting those shells for me and secretly dispose of them in the bin the next day. Thirty days later, at the time of writing this post, no one has asked for the shells yet.