“Beliefs are strong ideas about the nature of reality. Ideas generate emotion. Like attracts like, so similar ideas group about each other and you accept those that fit in with your particular “system” of ideas.
The Ego directs the focus of the conscious mind. It attempts to maintain a clear point of focus, of stability, so that it can direct the light of the conscious mind with some precision and concentrate its focus in areas of actuality that seem permanent.
… The ego proudly acts as the director of the conscious mind’s focus. It is an adjunct of the conscious mind in that respect. … It is the portion of the mind, then, that looks out upon physical reality and surveys it in relation to those characteristics of which it is composed … makes judgements according to its own idea of itself. … It sits on the window sill, so to speak, between you and the exterior world. It can also look in both directions. It makes judgements about the nature of reality in relationship to its and your needs. It accepts or does not accept beliefs. It can NOT shut out information from your conscious mind, however – But it can refuse to pay attention to it.
This does NOT means that the information becomes unconscious. It is simply thrown into a corner of your mind, unassimilated, and NOT organized in to the parcel of beliefs upon which you are presently concentrating. It is there if you look for it. It is not invisible, nor do you have to know exactly what you are looking for … All you have to do is decide to examine the contents of your conscious mind, realizing that it contains treasures that you have overlooked.
1) … Once more, If you become aware of your own conscious thoughts, these themselves will give you clues for they clearly speak your beliefs.
2) Another way to do this is to recognize through examination that the physical effects you meet exist as data in your conscious mind – and the information that formerly seemed unavailable will be obvious. The seemingly invisible ideas that cause your difficulties have quite obvious visible physical effects, and these will lead you automatically to the conscious area in which the initiating beliefs or ideas reside.”
Think of your own beliefs as furniture that can be rearranged, changed, renewed completely discarded or replaced. Your ideas are yours. They should NOT control you. It is up to you to accept those that you choose to accept. … you are not powerless before ideas. … the structuring of beliefs is done in a highly characteristic yet individual manner, so you will find patterns that exist between various groupings, and one will lead to another … they group themselves like cells, protecting their own validity and identity.
You feed them, figuratively speaking, with other ideas. When you examine one such belief then you obviously threaten the integrity of the structure; and so there are ways of inserting new supports, so to speak – methods to tide you over. The whole core belief need not fall down upon you as you examine its basis.
Imagination also plays an important part … as it gives mobility to your beliefs. It is one of the motivating agencies that helps transform your beliefs into physical experience. It is vital therefore that you understand the relationship between ideas and imagination. In order to dislodge unsuitable beliefs and establish new ones, you must learn to use your imagination to move concepts in and out of your mind. The proper use of imagination can then propel ideas in the directions you desire.” (The nature of personal reality [NPR], by Jane Roberts – Chapter 3 )
“The conscious mind is like a gigantic camera with the ego directing the view and the focus” (NPR pg 31). While our ego can continue to direct our conscious focus upon the reality we are presently experiencing, we can instead decide to direct our conscious focus and give attention to discovering the invisible beliefs that underlie the experience of something unwanted. We can choose to examine our conscious thoughts in regard to any area of experience we find unwanted or unfulfilling. Behind every unfulfilling experience lies a:
- Belief of limitation – a limiting belief, or a
- Fear – a belief of threat to something you value and believe precious
Realize these materialize into your personal experience. As you dwell upon limitations or fears, you will meet them. You can discover them, recognize they do not serve you and replace them with “new” empowering core beliefs.
- The inner self is embarked upon an exciting endeavor, in which it learns how to translate its reality into physical terms
- You are a being unlimited by nature, born into flesh to materialize the best you can the great joy and spontaneity of your nature
The self is NOT limited
There are No Boundaries or Separations of the Self
You make your own reality
We dwell in a cooperative universe
“But here you become involved with one of the most meaningful aspects of the nature of personal reality, as you test your thoughts against what seems to be. There may be a time before you learn how to change your thoughts effectively, but you are engaged in a basic meaningful endeavor.
The truth is then that you form your reality directly. You react consciously and unconsciously to your beliefs. You collect from the physical universe, and the interior one, data that seems to correlate with your beliefs.
Believe, then, that you are a being unlimited by nature, born into flesh to materialize the best you can the great joy and spontaneity of your nature.” (NPR Ch.3)
We affect all experiences in reality because we create our reality according to what we believe. We constantly Believeit 2 Realizeit! So now, Realize the rest of it! Decide now to adopt better beliefs and realize better experiences today.