The power of personal belief systems
The POWERFUL lunar eclipse in Libra last night affected me deeply. I've been ruminating lately over personal Belief Systems. I find myself struck by the profound irony that something so very powerful often isn't even conscious, is rarely lifted onto the platform of mindful contemplation.
I've been thinking about how our Belief Systems are like the OS of a PC...silently sending out info/commands/ based on what we have over time come to believe is the "truth" of how we as individuals,the world, our lives - our very reality, really - operates.
I would like to propose a little light (but deep) homework. I invite you to sit down in silence for a few moments with a pen and paper. I'd like you to quietly and honestly think about what your personal beliefs about life and reality are and write down whatever comes to your mind. DO NOT MONITOR/SENSOR/EDIT yourself. Just write. Then sit back and look at what you wrote.
Are your personal beliefs still applicable to the person you are today? For instance, are you still working on 'marching orders' from years ago out of habit? Fear? Misinformation or incomplete information?
How much of these personal philosophies aren't even 'personal' at all due to the fact that they are implants from your parents' personal beliefs? Your peers? Your spouse?
Are your personal beliefs hindering or helping your life move forward?
What are some personal beliefs that may need to be surgically removed from your lifes' perspective?
What is limping and needs to be nurtured?
And lastly - but definitely not least - what's a new belief that may need to be instilled?
Love to you on your journey. Happy Full Moon