Last week I discussed tools that can identify beliefs, such as using words to describe your beliefs i.e., my rules, my ideals, etc. This week I am delving further into this subject. As a Certified Core Belief Engineering Practitioner I look into people’s beliefs and help change them. Core Belief Engineers believe we have beliefs from the moment we enter into this world. These beliefs are healthy and are your own indigenous beliefs.
Take a look at a young child, around 4 or 5 years old. They have their own set of natural beliefs. They will not hesitate to be their true selves – whether they are artistic or shy they have no problem telling you exactly who they are. It is only once children become more self-aware that they start to create the beliefs that contribute to what Core Belief Engineers work with.
For example, a little girl who is a natural organizer i.e., telling other children how they should play and the roles they will play in a game until an adult comes in and tells them that they are being bossy and that they should stop. The child looks up to that adult and looks at their face, hears their words and begins to think that they should not naturally act the way that they do. That girl’s natural leadership abilities then become tampered by those beliefs and may not grow up to be the leader that she inherently is.
The same thing happens when little boys are told not to cry or show emotion. They begin to believe they should not show their feelings and that emotions should be controlled.
These are just a couple of examples of how beliefs in childhood transcend into our adult lives. I encourage you to think of your own childhood experiences and see if there are any beliefs that you think come from them. I invite you to share your thoughts on how your big beliefs developed on my Facebook Page, by tweeting me.
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Next week I will be discussing how childhood beliefs affect our present relationships. See you then!