Years ago, in my early days of taking classes at my spiritual center in Oakland, California, my teacher made this odd statement:
“I can tell you what you believe just by visiting your house and looking around.”
I call it odd because at the time, I thought, how in the world could she know what I believe just by looking around my home?
Yet, the more I considered her statement, the more I realized how wise she was.
Think about your own home for a minute. If someone walked in and took a look around, what would they intuit about you?
Do you keep your place clean and organized, or are there places of untidiness?
What kinds of books or reading materials do you keep in your shelves?
What kinds of food do you have in your refrigerator and your cupboards?
What do you have on your walls, if anything?
The spiritual lesson she was teaching in class that day was that your environment mirrors your thoughts and beliefs.
If you valued living a healthier lifestyle, your kitchen most likely would reflect healthier kinds of foods.
If you had a strong belief in relationships, your home might be adorned with photos of family members and loved ones.
If you loved travel and adventure, you could have mementos of your travels speckled throughout your home.
If you followed a religious or spiritual tradition, you might find an altar, a crucifix or a book reflecting this.
Now, you might be asking yourself, how is this a spiritual lesson, that your environment mirrors your thoughts and beliefs?
Well, it starts to make more sense spiritually when you extend the idea that it’s not just your home that mirrors your thoughts and beliefs.
Your entire life is a reflection of what you truly believe.
In my life coaching work, I meet a number of people who feel unfulfilled with (and sometimes loathing) the work they do.
When I ask what’s stopping them from finding work that’s more fulfilling and meaningful, the usual response is, “I can’t leave my job. How will I pay my bills?”
The underlying belief is that this particular job is the only source of income to sustain them, and that they wouldn’t be able to find something else that supports them in this way.
This belief stops many from even looking at the possibility of other kinds of work.
Inner beliefs have a direct correlation to a person’s real life experiences.
In other words, your outer world is a mirror of your inner world.
Whether in your work, your home, your finances, your relationships, your health or in other areas of your life, what you experience and how you experience it reflect your own beliefs.
For example, if you spend time cultivating inner peace by meditating and reading uplifting books, most likely your life would reflect your ability to experience more peace in your daily life.
On the other hand, if your inner world feels chaotic and ungrounded, more than likely your outer life would reflect some level of turbulence.
That being said, if you’re not happy with what you are experiencing in your outer world, then the logical step would be to shift or change what’s happening in your inner world.
Change your beliefs, change your life.
I know it sounds simple, and possibly trite…a slogan that you can put on a bumper sticker.
Yet, some spiritual truths are really that simple.
And I get that it’s not always easy.
One of the first steps to changing your beliefs is to see what beliefs might be there in the first place.
Now, you might be wondering, “Well, how am I supposed to change if I don’t know what I believe?”
If you’re pondering this question, here’s an exercise for you.
Pick an aspect of your life that isn’t really working for you. It doesn’t have to be anything huge.
Some examples could be that you’re finding yourself so busy that you don’t have time to exercise, or you’re having problems with that one person in your office. It could be anything.
Then, spend some time asking the question, “What might be my beliefs about this situation?”
With the example of finding yourself too busy to exercise, one person might respond, “Well, I’m so busy because I have to work. That’s why I don’t have time to exercise. And work comes first because I have to pay the bills. But if I hear myself saying work comes first, then I guess I’m saying that my health comes second. Hmm…I didn’t realize that’s what I’m really believing but that’s how it’s showing up.”
No matter what comes up, see if you can have some compassion and non-judgment about the situation. Sometimes what arises might not be what you want to hear, but it’s still important to see emerges.
Then, you get to see whether those beliefs serve you or don’t serve you, and whether you want to keep those beliefs around or not.
When you consciously choose to let go of beliefs that no longer serve you, you can then choose to cultivate a new belief that better aligns with what you want to experience.
Here’s the spiritual truth: whatever you truly believe, the Universe says yes.
That’s because you and the Universe are not separate. All the Power, Love, Joy, Good and Possibility that is the nature of this Universe is your very nature as well.
Infinite and abundant good is always available to you. Always.
Yet, there's a caveat.
This good is available to you at the level that you believe that you can accept it and receive it.
This good is available to you at the level that you believe you are equal to it.
Your home reflects your beliefs.
Your life reflects your beliefs.
Imagine if you elevated your consciousness and you in your inner world truly believed that Power, Love, Joy, Good and Possibility are your inherent birthright.
Your outer world could do nothing but match the same high level of vibration of your inner world.
Then watch your home, and your life, shift to align to that greater good.
What a sight that would be to behold.
Abundant Blessings and Namaste.
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