Have you ever had a moment where you catch yourself thinking, “I can’t do that” or “That can’t happen because….” or the dreaded, “They don’t understand the complexity of the situation, that’s impossible!” or anything else along those lines?
I have encountered many facets of those limiting beliefs in my lifetime as I think many of us have. We forget, in the chaotic moment of fear, that there are limitless possibilities to any situation and the outcome does not have to only be what we project or believe could happen. No matter how convinced we are that we know how the experience will end or how the person will react or what will happen, the fact remains that we don’t know for certain. So many factors come into play in any given situation and it is our job to suspend our limiting beliefs to welcome the infinite possibilities that life provides.
We have a choice in every situation. We can choose hope or despair, limited beliefs or allowing God and the Universe to tap into a new experience. It is in making the conscious choice to choose hope and allow, that provides power to the situation, to the life lesson and to the mending of relationships. It is not that you are powerless though. It is that you are, in affect, joining forces with the Universe and God to learn and to grow with your new life lessons.
Failure is a dreaded word, but in not having a situation come out as we want it to, we often declare it a failure. However, failure is not necessarily what it is. Sometimes, failure is simply a way of opening a door to something new that had one succeeded the way we believed, we would not have been afforded this opportunity! There are life lessons all around us to be learned and many doors of opportunity remain locked when we do not change our limiting beliefs that ‘it must be this way‘ in order for our lives to be deemed successful or good in our eyes.
Time and again, I found myself knocking on a closed door of what I thought was failure, forgetting as the adage states, “when one door closes, another opens” or “when God closes a door, he opens a window.” Spiritually, I am letting go of my preconceived notions of success and failure and thus allowing infinite possibilities to flow without restriction. I’m suspending my limiting beliefs!
It’s a process as you can imagine and a change in outdated thinking that feels a bit uncomfortable as I stretch the limits of my own mind. But happily, I can report, it is helping me to gain perspective on all sorts of situations that I had once declared in my head, failures. With newfound thoughts, I see how much better my life is as I have eased into uncharted territories that I would have never had the courage to enter if I stayed small in my thinking. There’s a bliss to be had in this life! Let’s go and enjoy it!