A core belief is a decision that you have made about yourself, or your life, on a subconscious level that becomes dominant and repetitive.
We are often acting from these decisions, these beliefs, without even realizing it. Just becoming conscious of a core belief can release you from limiting habitual patterns and make a HUGE difference in the choices you make in your life.
A core belief may be:
“I Am Not Good Enough”
“I Am Unlovable”
“Relationships Are Not Safe.”
After a Breathwork session, one client told me she realized that she believed “If I Don’t Succeed, I Will Die.” It was then clear to her why she had so much fear in her work environment and why it was so difficult for her to create a more fulfilling career.
Even though many clients have uncovered core beliefs in their Healing Touch and Reiki sessions, I have found Clarity Breathwork to be the most potent and effective modality for bringing light to any unconscious beliefs that are blocking your vital energy.
The first core belief I uncovered in my initial series of Clarity Breath sessions was “Life is Hard.” When this came up during my breathe with Clarity Breathworker Maggie Ostara, she asked me to repeat the affirmation “Life is not hard.”
I could not even say those words out loud. Every fiber in my body knew life was hard, even though before that moment I had not been aware of it.
Maggie saw how embedded this belief was in my psyche, so she asked me, “Are you willing to believe life is not hard?”
I was willing.
I realized I knew many people who operated very successfully in the world did not think life was hard. So for weeks after that breathe, every time I felt myself feeling that life was hard, I thought to myself “I am willing to believe that life is not hard.”
I now live my life from a place that is not hard and that was over 12 years ago. I still work quite a bit, and there are challenging moments, but life now feels like it just flows. This was a huge shift from how I used to live. It was a great healing.
I recently held space for a woman who discovered and released a core belief that healed her body of headaches. Here is part of what she wrote me afterward:
“In my last breath session with Jeri, she helped me get to a new layer of a core limiting belief before the session even began. During the breath session, I saw the events in my life that had set & re-triggered core limiting beliefs. I watched them as if I was a purely compassionate being watching a movie. I had the distance to realize that within the pattern were things I hadn’t noticed before that were causing me physical illness. I then worked to balance my body and align my chakras. Jeri helped guide that process by releasing tension in my shoulders and neck. Energy flowed through my body in a way it hasn’t in years.
I released the personal pain surrounding the pattern (forgave) and was able to see the pain from a general, human perspective.
The day after the session and since I’ve felt more energized, my mind is calmer, I’m sleeping better, my personal interactions are richer and even difficult communication is not strained. The headaches I’ve been having on and off for years are definitely more “off”, in fact, I’ve only had one show-stopping headache since the breathe and it only lasted for 20 minutes! Generally speaking, I’ve had show-stopping headaches that lasted weeks.”
Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California.