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So, we’ve talked about emotions and what they are. We’ve talked about self-beliefs and how we formulate them.

Now, let’s talk about blocks.

Blocks are beliefs we have filed away that prevent us from becoming our absolute best self and achieving all of our heart’s desires. These blocks are results of limiting beliefs, attitudes and memories. These beliefs, attitudes and memories were developed in the process of growing up with our families and culture, but these beliefs, attitudes and memories can be transformed.

We have all experienced pain, loss, anger, frustration, etc. at some point in our lives. We have all experienced joy, exhilaration, success, etc. at some point in our lives. When we experience these things, our mind creates beliefs to protect our bodies from feeling the pain associated with the negative experience and beliefs to allow our bodies to feel the happiness of the positive experience.

For example, was there ever a time you stood up in front of the class and did something embarrassing, and then, everyone innocently giggled? As a result, you find yourself truly terrified to speak in front of any group of people because all you can envision is that one time in class twenty years ago?

Remember, emotions are your body’s way to satisfy a specific need. So, if you find yourself after an embarrassing moment in front of a classroom no longer being able to speak in front of people, it is your body’s way of creating a strong feeling that it is not right, to protect you from that embarrassment in the future.

We are hard wired to learn from our experiences and we form ideas and beliefs from these experiences. These ideas and beliefs then form our self-image, and what we believe we can and cannot achieve.

Have you ever thought, “I can’t make that much money, I don’t deserve it.”

Did you know, that inner voice is WRONG. I heard an amazing phrase earlier today while listening to the audiobook Unf*ck Yourself by Gary Bishop. “You don’t deserve ANYTHING.”

What truth and power. We don’t deserve anything– in the grand scheme of things, we are tiny little blips in this big old Universe, and the Universe doesn’t owe us anything. In some part of your development, you created a belief that you deserve something (or don’t deserve it).

BUT, that doesn’t mean you can’t GET it.

Did you know YOU are your own worst enemy when it comes to what you believe you can accomplish? Think about a time you set a big, scary goal. Did you achieve it? No? What was that inner voice telling you the entire time you were working toward this goal?

We talk to ourselves more than we talk to anybody else on this planet. We may not even realize we’re doing it. Making grocery lists in your mind while driving? Talking to yourself. Pointing out those bags under your eyes while getting ready for bed? To do lists? I could go on and on. You are talking to yourself. And have you ever noticed that you aren’t very nice? You say things to yourself you would NEVER say to another person.

Did you know that little voice tells you a lot about yourself? A lot that you may have even consciously forgotten?

We’re told to combat negative feelings/self talk with positive feelings/self talk. Have you ever just sat still and listened to that negative voice? Because guess what. Based on everything we’ve already talked about, that negative voice has a ROOT.

The best way to succeed is to find the root of that negative voice.

  • What is causing your inner voice to tell you one thing or another?
  • How are you feeling when you hear that voice?
  • Is there a time that reminds you of that feeling?

Close your eyes. Picture a time you’ve felt this way before.

And now, open your eyes and exhale. We can work on releasing these blocks. I do it daily. Inhale now and smile. You are on your way.

If you want to learn more, contact me and let’s talk about the next steps. No. It’s NOT therapy. No. I do NOT diagnose. YES. I do help you dissolve memories you no longer want with a very simple process.

Check back next week to learn more about what this process entails.

Til then my friends…

I’m off to make dinner.


Written by Shay Rafferty
I help families shift to living live a life of wellness and abundance by using natural, plant-based products.