Sunday, November 20, 2016

Belief

Each of us has a set of beliefs that colors our life experiences and how we react to outside forces. Sometimes those beliefs are based on facts. Sometimes based on experience. Sometimes based on our intuition. Sometimes a belief is based on information from society or other people. Sometimes beliefs begin based on false information.

A belief is something we hold onto. It defines us. It defines our life experiences. It can strengthen our soul connection - or weaken it. It can strengthen our understanding of other people - or restrict it. It can make our life easy or hard. A belief creates courage, understanding, expansion, fear, doubt or limits.

What we believe and how that belief makes us feel - determines who we are and how easily we navigate through life. In today's US society, there are wide divisions. Wide divisions created by diverse belief systems.

If we believe "all opinions (beliefs) are welcomed," that means we honor opinions different than our own. We accept that our opinion or belief may not be shared by everyone. We accept and welcome opposing views and opposition will not bother us. We respect differences and diversity. We acknowledge that differences of opinion help us see the world in a more expansive way. Seeing the world through another person's perspective may not change our belief or view, but it does expand our level of understanding, which expands our soul consciousness.

If we believe "my opinion (belief) is superior to anyone else's opinions (beliefs)", any opposing opinion or belief will feel like a personal attack. Any opposing view will feel wrong, rubbing against our belief "I'm always right."

Living in a world where opposing views are judged, silenced or persecuted does not expand our level of understanding. It does not expand our soul consciousness or soul growth. If we do not accept diverse beliefs or opinions, we reduce our life experiences into a small limiting box. Living in a small box creates fear.

One of the wonders of our world is its diversity. Trees, plants, animals, insects, reptiles, humans, dirt, sand, mud, rock, water, sky, sun, wind - all coexist in our world. Every diverse component blends together on Earth to create a beautiful multi-layered tapestry. That is nature's way of saying: every diverse belief can coexist.

We choose which beliefs work best for us. Beliefs don't choose us. Every day, we test our beliefs against environment, society, facts, fiction and experiences. That's part of the human experience: testing our beliefs. If they're sound and stand the test of time, we keep them. If a belief makes us feel out of balance, afraid or weak - we can release it. That's the beauty of our Earth experience: we choose. We choose happiness or sadness. We choose fact or fiction. We choose to bend or break. We choose what to believe. We choose whether to turn right or left. We always have choices. Even if we don't believe we do.

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Robin Amanda Kelley
Sedona Spirit Psychic
http://sedonaspirit.us

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