If one thing that I learned this past year that is how to release limiting beliefs and blocks. I never really got it, until now. It just opened my eyes and really makes sense now.
To be honest, I always thought that just doing some ho’oponopono or journaling about it would release my limiting beliefs. And yes, sometimes it works. It works immediately. You feel lighter and clearer in your head.
BUT IT DOESN’T ALWAYS GO THIS WAY!
Sometimes those limited beliefs are connected with some trauma’s that we just ignored or don’t even remember.
I had some beliefs and blocks and I couldn’t release them. The loop was still playing in my head constantly.
And sometimes I thought that I released something and then BOOM….. It was there again.
I just couldn’t figure out what was wrong or what I was doing wrong.
Until a year ago. I had this big anxiety attack. I was lying on the floor in our kitchen and was one total mess. I couldn’t breathe, everything was dark and it felt like my heart was pumping out of my skin. It was hurting so bad.
It took me a while to came to my sentences again. But after this anxiety attack, I heart a voice inside me screaming at me: YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!
It was so strange, it was so clear. I knew that I had this big childhood trauma that I needed to clear. But I couldn’t do this alone. I tried for years, but it was something so deep in me. I couldn’t reach it.
So, I searched for a therapist who was familiar with EMDR therapy. Because of my Education in Bachelor psychology (Still haven’t finished it yet. I’m still halfway through and I’m on a break since I had my daughter). But because of my education, I knew a lot about EMDR, but I never thought it was something for me. Until that point!
I can tell you, EMDR therapy is something that you need to surrender to or it doesn’t work. And in the beginning, it may feel that it doesn’t work. But our brains work in such a beautiful way. After a while, you notice that the trauma doesn’t feel like a heavy stone anymore. And months are passing and it doesn’t hurt yours anymore in the way that it did before.
It wasn’t until yesterday when I was talking to someone about my EMDR experience that I realized I hadn’t had any nightmares for months. And the fear and anxiety that was connected with the trauma were gone.
I WAS RELEASED!
It just hit me suddenly.
And I thought it was so amazing and beautiful. Even though I only had 4 EMDR sessions, the brain works in a way that even after a long time after the sessions it is still clearing the traumas.
And because of that I finally could clear those limiting beliefs that were connected with the trauma.
So, some times it takes a while to release those old beliefs. And sometimes they’re connected with old trauma’s. Old limiting beliefs can go so much further deeper then we even realize.
And sometimes we need to ask for help. AND THAT IS NOT FAILURE!
If you notice that some old beliefs are not releasing. Try to figure out if they are connected with some trauma or big event in your past. Figure out what really happened and what caused those beliefs.
And if you have this feeling that you can’t heal those trauma’s alone. Look for help. EMDR is one of the ways to clear traumas. If it doesn’t feel right for you, search for a different therapy or way to work on those traumas. DO WHAT FEELS RIGHT FOR YOU!
EMDR worked for me, but it doesn’t mean it can work for you.
All I can say now is that I finally released those limited beliefs that were holding me back from doing what I really want to do. I finally can release FEAR. I still feel the fear, but it doesn’t affect me anymore it did in the way as it did before.
I learned that it can take some time to release limiting beliefs or blocks. AND SOMETIMES WE NEED TO DIG DEEP BEFORE WE CAN RELEASE.
Using ‘healing’ methods can certainly help you. But don’t think it’s not working, when you didn’t release your limited belief in one session. Some beliefs are so deeply buried in us that it takes a little while before we can heal or clear it.
JUST TRUST THE PROCESS!
Remember, Change your mind! Change your Life!