Determine What’s Behind Your Beliefs

Determine What’s Behind Your Beliefs

Adapted from How To Heal Yourself When No One Else Can


Beliefs that block healing, due to the subconscious not being in alignment with healing, are typically built around some main concepts. As you work on discovering blocks, I recommend that you keep a notebook to use as your own I-can’t-believe-that’s-in-my-brain journal. Jotting them down as you think of them will help you start the flow of ideas and also create a list to work from as you clear.

Safety (It’s unsafe to heal)—If part of us doesn’t feel safe to heal at a core level, it can act as a monster-size block. This is the block I see most often. I know this one seems illogical, as illness or emotional challenge typically makes us feel very unsafe. However, there are definitely ways that we perceive it does keep us safe, too. These types of issues often keep us out of the big, bad world and home in our safe zone, help us say no to things we otherwise might not, and more.

Willingness (I’m unwilling to heal)—This covers the idea that we aren’t willing to do what it takes to heal, energy-wise, financially, or otherwise. This block has to do primarily with the “work” involved in healing. This is not a belief based on laziness, but often comes from being drained of gusto after a long dance with our challenge.

Deserving (I’m undeserving of healing)—This block is all about believing that we don’t deserve to heal or be happy and that we are not worthy of it. This is often centered on our not feeling good enough.

Readiness (I’m not ready to heal)—Not feeling ready to heal can play a part when we feel like things would change too fast, or there is more we need to do before we are ready to get back to life.

Ability (I’m unable to heal)—This block is centered on believing you don’t have it in you or don’t have what it takes to heal; that you aren’t able to heal because you don’t have either the internal or the external resources to do so. This block is linked to the thought or belief that “others can heal, but I can’t.”

Possibility (It’s impossible to heal)—Feeling like it’s not possible to heal is a belief that comes many times from the medical professionals who are trying to help you. Hearing things like you have the “most severe case” of something or that your issue is “incurable” will give ammunition to these types of beliefs. This block is built around feeling like your circumstances are just too bad.

Wanting (I don’t want to heal)—Not wanting to heal usually results from having an upside to your challenge. Everything that we perceive as negative in our lives (such as illness) also has a positive aspect (a benefit). Sometimes, even if only at a subconscious level, the benefit we gain from the challenge prevents us from wanting to overcome the challenge.

The important thing to know here is that there may be a ton of beliefs to work on. I mean, like mountains of them. Clearing beliefs is a marathon, not a sprint. You can only clear as fast as the beliefs reveal themselves to you. You won’t have to conquer every last one in order to heal. You just need to make a good dent in the pile.

Excerpt from How To Heal Yourself When No One Else Can by Amy B. Scher © 2016 by Amy B. Scher. Used by permission from Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.,

Enjoying this content?

Get this article and many more delivered straight to your inbox weekly.