From the moment of
conception we begin to form core beliefs. These are belief structures
that plant themselves on the subconscious level, often during
an emotionally charged event. These powerful beliefs continue
to run our lives, outside of our conscious awareness until they
are identified and defused. Some commonly held core beliefs are:
I'm unloveable; The world is a frightening place; Men/Women can
not be trusted; Abundance is out of my reach. Until recently it
was believed that we begin to form core beliefs only after entering
our verbal stage of development but it has been proven that the
fetus is a thinking, feeling being from the time of conception.
Since thought and feeling are not limited to language, they are
part of our developmental experience long before we begin to speak.
Our foundational and most powerful core beliefs begin taking form
from our thoughts and feelings as soon as we are conceived.
Each core belief is
tied to and anchors many other emotional like-beliefs. They attach
to each other by what can be visualized as an etheric thread.
Since all events are occurring simultaneously (simultaneous "time"),
multiple life experiences from the "current" lifetime all the
way to "distant past" lifetimes can be connected by these
etheric threads. When we follow or trace these emotional threads
we can be led through a myriad of multidimensional and unexpected
experiences as we travel to the anchoring core beliefs.
A core belief is like
the first in a long line of dominos with each separate domino
representing a belief or experience that is related in vibration
to the central or core belief. Push the first domino (core belief)
over and its momentum will topple all of the dominos (related
lesser beliefs) that follow and depend upon it. Because many beliefs
rest upon the foundational core belief, when the main or core
belief is changed, all other related beliefs are affected. Finding
and changing any of the lesser beliefs can be somewhat effective
but a weed partially removed will quickly return. By finding and
healing our most foundational negative beliefs, our root or core
negative beliefs, we can make dramatic and rapid shifts in our