Finding your subconscious beliefs is like an excavation. You have to dig deep in order to discover what you’ll find. You’ll get frustrated, dirty and tired. You’ll want to give up and wish you had never started. In my previous blog, I talked about what beliefs are and how they affect your life. In this one, I’ll be giving you a powerful process to create new beliefs.

Creating new beliefs is dirty work

However, once you have you started you push yourself to keep going. Because you want to find the treasure within hidden under all the layers of doubt, negativity, and unsureness. And create new beliefs pertinent to who you are now!

Otherwise, you’ll never experience the change you want and find the special gem that is you. Because let’s face it, do you really want to remain a prisoner to your outdated and untrue beliefs?

It’s about turning down the volume of your beliefs as they keep wanting to be forever present and making their mark. They will keep colouring your experience as they have been doing for years if you don’t make a change. They aren’t ready to let go. However, I’m sure you are.

It takes time to create new beliefs

This process of creating new beliefs takes time. Because your beliefs don’t want you to change. They like being in charge and the creator of your life. And at times they have been very useful. They did serve a purpose. It’s just no longer valid.

However, with practice, you’ll begin to see a big difference in your life. I know I certainly have. And this is why I’m sharing it with you. Remember to make it your own.

By becoming aware and awake to your beliefs and abandoning them, you are taking the blinkers off to see clearly. You’re creating a new canvas to start painting the life you want with the colours you love.

The process of becoming the creator of your life

Let’s get started. What you are doing here is challenging the old belief to be able to re-work with the new one that feels right for you.

  1. Name the belief
    Initially, you may feel blank or numb out. I know for me when I first started I couldn’t actually name how I felt as there was so much going on within. Over time, I could begin to separate it all out and make major shifts.
  2. Acknowledge the belief
    This is a powerful part of the process because it’s easier to avoid your belief due to the pain and discomfort you feel.
  3. Accept the belief
    This can be hard to do. Accepting our belief when it isn’t positive goes anathema to what we were taught. However, doing this brings into your awareness for you to be able to release it.
  4. Release and let go without attachment
    This is the last stage and will take a few goes depending on how deep the belief is. This is so freeing and liberating. Now you can start filling yourself up with new beliefs and with what is right for you.

Questions to ask yourself

Once you have identified the belief, ask yourself the following questions and go with the first thoughts that come to mind. I have put one of mine in italics.

  • Where has the belief come from?
    A family member, teacher, the church, a friend
    Mine was a school teacher who criticised a ‘masterpiece’ I was proud of.
  • When did you form this belief?
    See if you can find when this was formed. You may get something definite or it may simply be a sense.
    When I was in primary school in an art class.
  • What was happening in your life when this belief was formed?
    This gives it context.
    I was living under stressful conditions in a new country.
  • Does this belief still serve you?
    Check in now to see how it feels for you now.
    Logically, it doesn’t. However, it has stopped me from being creative in any form.
  • Look at areas of your life where these beliefs have been inaccurate.
    As you delve deeper you’ll find that it has affected other areas of your life.
    This belief affected how I portrayed myself, what I wore, and how I initially ran my businesses.

Over a period of time, you’ll stop finding evidence to justify and prove your old belief right. You’ll begin to disempower them by no longer reinforcing them. And you’ll feel a whole weight lifted off your shoulders. You’ll begin to love yourself for who you are and without limits. Now you can go out and gather evidence to support your new belief.

Go and live it, breathe it and above all, be it.

You are now allowing your true self to unfold and leading the life you want with your new beliefs.

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
Mahatma Gandhi

If you need some help, I can assist you in clearing your old beliefs. Make a time here for a 60-minute session so we can start digging deep.

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meet chantal

Chantal Vanderhaeghen is an intuitive guide, small business owner, creator of an international skincare brand, passionate philanthropist and meditation, reiki, tapping and mindfulness teacher. She works with women ready to make changes, shatters perceptions of beauty and perfection, and inspires people ready to become mindful entrepreneurs. She lives with her talented man in the Perth Hills and can be found online at



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