This is just one of the reasons that I so enjoy Socrates and many of his philosophical quotes as they have honored my ability to 'Know Thyself' and question all things as another quote that he so famously uttered also shows reason to 'The unexamined life is not worth living.' As some of you may know, Socrates was killed for his truth and right speaking and teaching this to others. This is how passionate he was about teaching others to not simply believe what is given to you but make sure it is actually yours, something that works for you and in your life [purpose].
In order to truly know your self and examine your life, your path and choose the direction of your walk, it is imperative to question your thoughts and beliefs. Sure we grow up with nothing there beyond love and slowly we are given thoughts and beliefs by all those that surround us. Some truthful and others not so much.
Now don't get me wrong, they too were given these thoughts and beliefs and so they are merely passing along what was given to them as some sort of human ritual but it is our God-Given right to decide if the thoughts and beliefs that have been passed along to us FIT US and the only way to determine this is to take them, one at a time if necessary and truly look at them. Sit with them. Question them and pull them apart. Ask your self why you believe in the thought. Ask where it came from and what's behind it. If they feel good, right and therefore fit then keep them. If they do not, then perhaps it is time to consider releasing them?
There are also thoughts and beliefs that are given to us from society and larger bodies than the individuals that surround us and teach us. These many times are heavy brain-washers and we don't see them coming either but make no mistake, they are there day in and day out and they have an agenda, a purpose and that is typically not in our Highest and Best Good so again, take time to separate them and see if they work for you and in your life before allowing them to continue to control your every move and non-move.
Here is an EFT round to get the wheels churning and from here you can take in deeper and further into many directions depending upon your specific issues and images that surface. [This is not a complete session but it will get you started]
KARATE CHOP POINT
Even though I have so many thoughts and beliefs and have no idea which ones belong to me ... I accept myself completely
Even though I'd like to be able to question my thoughts and beliefs to see which ones are actually mine but I'm not sure where to begin ... I deeply and completely love and accept all of me
Even though I'm afraid to question the thoughts and beliefs that have been part of me and my world for as long as I can remember ... I choose to relax and allow my self to feel calm and safe
INDIVIDUAL RELEASE POINTS
Note: Check Out the Pathways Page of this website for more details of point locations and application of EFT
IE - I have so many thoughts and beliefs
OE - How the heck am I suppose to know which ones are mine and which ones aren't?
UE - I'm too afraid to even question these thoughts and beliefs
UN - I've never been asked if I'm okay with anything that I think or believe
Chin - It's too scary to even go there
CB - What am I suppose to do with the information once I get it, once I hear it?
UA - How am I suppose to recognize the difference between the thoughts and beliefs and which ones are mine and which ones aren't?
TH & HC - They have just been there forever and there are so many of them. It's too much for me to do and I don't know where to begin anyway so why bother?
IE - I'm too afraid
OE - I'm not allowed
UE - It's really not necessary
UN - I don't know what to do
Chin - I don't know where to start
CB - I don't understand this
UA - I'm just too afraid, it's way too scary
TH & HC - I don't think it's okay to question my beliefs or my thoughts. They are what they are. They always have been and there really is no choice in them. I think it might be wrong. I don't know?
Now take a nice slow, deep breath and just BE there and allow whatever comes to the surface to BE there with you also. Breathe into it. Into the thoughts. Into the images. Into the nothingness if that's the case for you right now. Whatever is or isn't there is perfectly okay and normal. Take your time and simply allow the shift to happen and simply be an Observer at this moment as the new energy flows. Know that you ARE safe and that this conversation is only between You and Creator of All That Is and know that You deserve to have the very best of all that's available to us here, right now on this Earth and to know who and what you are is perfectly right and okay and again you ARE safe in this connection.
Make sure that you write down whatever comes to you so that you can also address it as well because it is coming to you for the attention that it needs. It is coming to you to provide you with a message and it thanks you for opening the door but now it is up to you to peek through and decide where to go from here.
Let's take a moment and tap in some positives, some uplifting energy
IE - I am safe
OE - I am
UE - I feel you
UN - I am safe in knowing
Chin - I am
CB - I feel renewed in this
UA - I am safe
TH & HC - I AM
Breathing into the shift once again and taking note of the experience here. Again, write down whatever comes to you and your experience with this and if you are interested in taking this further, I am here to help guide you and would be honored to do so.
Blessed be, Kathleen