23-058 Growth Zone #2

Today’s Mandala Message: I allow myself to see more clearly

I’m continuing with Principles #9 and #10 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Success Leaves Clues” and “Release the Brakes” respectively. Today I set my intention to focus on #10 and look at how my limiting beliefs put on the brakes. Canfield states “Successful people…have discovered that instead of using increased willpower as the engine to power their success, it’s easier to “release the brakes” by letting go of and replacing their limiting beliefs and changing their self-images.

Here’s one thing I know about limiting beliefs: we acquire many of them in our youth and usually without realizing we’re doing it. All it takes is for someone (usually an adult) to say one thing negative to us about us and we take it as gospel. One of the big ones for me is: you can’t make a living as an artist. Still working through that one. In one of Canfield’s upcoming principles, he addresses how to transcend our limiting beliefs. I’m looking forward to that one.

So how about you? Where do you put on the brakes? What part of you is doing the “braking”? Do you recognize any limiting beliefs at play here? What would happen if you released the brakes?

“It’s so important to identify beliefs.
Because once you identify
[a negative belief],
once you bring it into the light,
you will see it doesn’t belong to you:
– That it came from your parents; 
– It came from your family;
– It came from your society; 
– It came from your friends.
And you bought into it.
But it isn’t yours.

— Bashar


The Mandala Lady

An Invitation

I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, weekmonthyear). If you’re interested in more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. You can download this mandala at MandalaoftheWeek.com.


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