At thirteen I was smitten…not in the usual sense with some handsome, but still pimply schoolboy. I was smitten with a girl! Jill was all the things I wasn’t, amusing, confident, gregarious and most of all she had the best shoes and clothes I’d ever seen. Yep, that’s teenage me…shallow.
I wanted to be Jill. I was painfully shy, hadn’t learned the laws of life my Mum kept patiently repeating to me, and I didn’t have a funny bone in my body.
One day Jill let me borrow a pair of her oh so cool shoes. Heaven had knocked on my door. I never wanted to give them back because I looked more like Jill when I wore them. Oh deary, deary me.
I’m not certain if I thought wearing Jill’s shoes would suddenly turn me into an outgoing, funny girl…but it didn’t. I remained Elle, wearing someone else’s shoes.
If I’d been able to hear what my Mum was trying to tell me, I’d have realized that attempting to look like Jill in order to become like her was a bit like putting racing silks on a donkey and expecting to win the Grand National. The laws of consciousness can only work with the material they have, and I didn’t get to use someone else’s material by borrowing their clothes.
Living in two worlds as we do, we think we can become like those we admire by doing what they do. We can’t…it won’t work for us because our inner world of cause is arranged in an entirely different way. If our core beliefs are in conflict with what we want to happen, or who we want to be, we can never get the results we want.
And we stick to those old beliefs like glue…but this is what’s happening in my life…how do I make myself believe something that’s not true?
Wail, wail, and gnashing of teeth. Would you hear me if I said, ever so quietly…they’re just beliefs. Maybe not right now?. Not ready to let them go? They’ve been such good friends for so long, nurturing and comforting and seeing you through all the tough times. Not quite. They’re responsible for a bunch of those not so good times. And yet, hang on to them we do.
Don’t do this to yourself. Don’t become so entrenched in your old beliefs that you continue to let them hold you back.
Everything is possible for you. You have a partner in your success. Your sub-conscious mind is designed to follow your lead. Whatever you tell it, whatever you believe…it happily accepts, and brings to you a powerful new you, or the successful new experience you desire.
But just as you can’t use a new computer programme until you install it, nor can you use a consciousness you haven’t yet installed. Everything exists in our world as a mere possibility, until we hit that install button.
The ability to install new beliefs into the sub-conscious mind is all we need. And for that, we just require a little time and a little persistence. Well okay, sometimes a lot of persistence.
Encourage one another.
More great reads on the world wide web:
Alex Blackwell ~ A Simple Path To Showing Love in Every Language
Tess Marshall ~ 10 Things to do When You Can’t Calm Down