One of the things people in ThetaHealing® classes want to know the most is how to work on themselves. It was what I wanted to know when I began my Theta journey. In the classes I took, we were taught that it is more difficult to work on yourself. Well, I went home and thought about that and I clearly heard (for the first time!) “That’s just a belief!” and I cleared it and instilled that I could easily and effectively work on myself. And, that’s just what I’ve done ever since! I didn’t have a burning desire to offer healing to others when I began. I wanted to help myself and I wasn’t particularly interested in having to find a partner to do that all the time. So, I had to find a way to work on myself that would be successful. And, Creator provided it even before I had cleared enough to feel connected to my own intuition and confident with it.
When people begin, they often feel like they have to be in a certain place with particular music playing softly in the background, with a lovely scented candle burning, with their eyes closed, in order to connect in. Those are beliefs too. You can effectively connect in any time and any place.
However, start with the familiar. Change your beliefs about having to have any of that in place, but use it until you get comfortable connecting. Having your eyes closed helps many to move beyond the distractions. Having soft beautiful music playing gives the mind something to do while you are busy. A lovely scent can help other parts of you relax. Whatever you have found that works to get you relaxed and capable of getting into the Theta brainwave is useful so use it.
I began by getting comfortable sitting on my bed. I played the same music (Reiki Chants) every time so that my mind became accustomed to it and knew what we were going to do as soon as it began to play. It helped to instantly connect me over a short time. I had my laptop on my lap. I would connect to the Theta brainwave and to Creator and establish my intention to know what I needed to work on that day. At first, the beliefs did not just flow into my conscious awareness. So, I would look at my day or the past day or so to see where there was something that did not sit just right. I would ask myself, “What is this pointing out to me?” “What beliefs are associated with this issue/event/discussion/etc?” and I would write them down. At first, it did seem like it was my mind coming up with the beliefs. But, I trusted this process (as it was the only logical one I could come up with and my intuitive gifts were not yet evident!). When I had my list, I would re-connect to Creator and pull those beliefs. At that time, I didn’t realize that I also would be well served to download the appropriate replacement but that’s a story for another time! The bottom line is to make that download list too so that you both pull the beliefs and download replacements. As you get more skilled with this process, and you believe in yourself more, add in pulling associated negative feelings and downloading appropriate feelings to replace them.
There were some days when it seemed like life was good and there was nothing to look at. But, of course, we know there always is something! So I would set my intention to take one of the books I had and that when I opened it, it would magically open to the page that would identify what the day’s topic would be. You can also set it so that the topic shows up in music or TV or in discussions with others. Just have your intention be that and then look for it! If you don’t consciously seek it, the topic will show but you just may miss it.
I also find books like Disease and Disorders and Advanced ThetaHealing by Vianna Stibal are great to use if you get stuck. Begin to explore the beliefs listed in them and go from there. When you are more skilled, you will find that beliefs are everywhere just jumping out at you if you will allow it. You will hear someone say something and you will feel just a touch of discomfort. Use what they said as a starting point to find out why it made you uncomfortable. And, please, do be aware when you listen to music that there are a lot of negative statements being sung for your listening pleasure! You’ll find a lot of beliefs to clear there.
There are times when you are having an issue that you will want to work/play with someone else. Your ego is amazingly creative and inventive. If there is something that you are really afraid to look at, your ego can mask it in a variety of ways. It can take some skill to uncover so, at first, if you are getting stuck, call a friend and work on it together. Often, your own beliefs about judgment and your own worth will surface at these times. So, it is also helpful to sit with your laptop and list how you feel about being judged and how you feel about yourself. Be REALLY honest. It’s just you and Creator and Creator already knows! When you find negative feelings, use the digging process with yourself to get to the core beliefs and then clear them.
How do you dig on yourself? Say you had the belief “I am afraid of dogs.” Type the digging questions (who, what, when, where, why, how did it make you feel, etc) one at a time and type your answer after it. It will help you become adept at digging and will also get you to your core beliefs – a win-win – and we love those!
I teach these tips in my ThetaHealing® classes to help students become confident in their own abilities. As you work on yourself, you will find that you just naturally shift into wanting to help others too. The world becomes lighter and brighter and more fun and you allow the energy of your soul to more fully show in the here and now. It’s a really beautiful thing.
From my heart to yours, from my soul to yours… Mahalo
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