Our belief structure is the
composite of how and what we think and believe and why we think and
believe what we do and about ourselves and the world. It is how we
connect ourselves to the external world and environment in which we
find ourselves as a result of the past experience we have had. The
belief structure is the sum total of all that you believe, both
consciously and subconsciously and how those beliefs do, and don’t,
fit together. Our beliefs and the resultant belief structure of
those beliefs frames or characterize the energy that we experience
into thoughts, images, ideas, and the like. The belief structure is
what gives rise to opinions, judgments, understanding and most
importantly, the interpretations we have about the nature of reality
of our experience.
Our belief structure can be seen as the lens or the mirror that we
use to focus our attention or as a filter. As a lens, it can be very clear or very foggy and
clouded. It can be transparent, colored biasing what we see, or
complete opaque and blinds us to what we wish to see. Additionally,
we can look at our belief structure as a switch. Depending how and
what we believe, we direct our attention on or off something or
someone. When our attention is on an object, our
energy flows in the direction of the object. When our attention
is off the object our energy stops flowing and goes else
The term belief structure is used because in addition to the belief
that is held, the way it is held cause a particular effect. For
example we can view the belief we hold as a filter. We can view life
through a yellow filter and a blue filter where the filters each
represent a different belief. We can hold the blue and yellow
separate as yellow or blue or we can allow them to mix as green. Or,
we can hold them as yellow, blue and a mixture as green. In either
cases the effect is different although we are only using two
filters. The structure or view that we create with these two filters
can be different than either of the filters. The belief structure is
representative of how we use the beliefs that we hold and filter
what we perceive.
It is here through our beliefs acting as filters the illusion of
mind is created. We filter what is into a perception we choose to
see. Although we see and experience reality for what it is as it is,
our beliefs filter that what is into what we choose to see. Most
often we are totally unaware of how we are filtering and biasing the
experiences we have. It is here something like
metatheater becomes very powerful. We experience what is, the
truth of reality, and then filter it through the illusion of mind.
If we experience an illusion, like metatheater which we create, we
can then see the truth of the filter of mind by how it responds to
the illusion we create with the metatheater. It is a quite powerful
and even fun way of surfacing
subconscious and unconscious beliefs.
How we view an experience determines the future experience we have
by how we choose to think or not think, act or not act. Our belief
structure is capable of giving us conscious or subconscious
permission to catalyze ourselves to access the energy to act to do
what needs to be done with or without the cooperation of the
external world. The issue for creativity is having a belief
structure, a way of thinking and believing - a perspective - that
allows us to hold what we desire at a conscious or subconscious
level in such a way that it will unfold when conditions are correct.
Our belief structure is important for our creativity because it
represents the past. To create something new we need to face the
past because has created the current situation. So one needs to “get
out of mind” or “beyond mind” to create something new. What this
means is that we need to get out of our belief structure. Or, we
need to change our belief structure such that it is expansive enough
to embrace the unknown we face in a creative effort. That is, we
need to get outside the structure formed within our mind that is the
composite of how and what you think and believe and why you think
and believe the way we do because of the past experiences you have
had. Quite simply, the mind that created the problem is not the mind
that will solve the problem. So there will need to be a way to get
out of our existing mind and existing belief structure. This does
not mean you throw away your past. Rather, it is to recycle the
past. It is to empty ourselves of all of what we think and believe
that does not serve what we desire to create.
Our belief structure determines the entanglements of how we bind
and/or direct our creative energy to create the experience we have.
It is the composite of our memoirs, what and how we think and
believe, and the habits that belief structure creates cause us to
form, store and bind a tremendous amount of creative ability and
power. As a result, rather than being free to consciously create, we
do most of our creation subconsciously and as a response to the
world in which we find ourselves
If we know how to change our belief structure and break the habits
we can release that creative ability. Few become truly proactive in
their creative efforts. Few ever consciously access the depth and
breadth of their inherent creative ability because of how our
creative spirit becomes bound by the past. We only need to know how
to consciously access and deal with what stands in the way of its
free and unfettered unfoldment. What lies in the way are our own
beliefs. In this regard, whatever creativity you think you posses,
you can be assured you can access orders of magnitude greater
Clarity is the major issue for most individuals because of the
interweave of our subconscious beliefs. Many of us have a very
conflicting belief structure that cause our focus to be dispersed
and scattered as opposed to being concentrated. Rather, than
concentrating our energy creating the lightening type bolt of
creation, or laser like focus of energy, we keep our energy
scattered and in a clouded diffuse state never properly
ideas and desires.
To keep a straight and clear creative path, we need to face the
interweave of beliefs, conflicting intentions, and conflicting
desires within our belief structure. Often what we intend to create
is tied to other aspects of our life that we don’t want to change
simply because the beliefs we hold. The challenge of creation is to
stay focused on what we desire to create for the mundane world
continually pulls us in other directions.
However, because our beliefs are interconnected we also challenge
ourselves. Most of us challenge ourselves to stay focused on what we
desire to create and to find a way to create what we desire and not
allow other parts of our life to change. We want to change one part
of our life and not others. Yet, our life is an interweave and all
aspects of our life are interconnected. If we don’t find such a way
we will be pulled away from what we desire to create.
There are easier ways. One is to surrender to the energy that will
give rise to our creation and just allow our lives to change no
matter what aspects changes. Another is to change our belief
structure. Most cannot surrender to the flow of energy and just
allow their lives to change. So, the alternative way to make one’s
creation easier, it is best to find an appropriate beliefs structure
that supports one creative desires. Then what needs to change in
one’s life comes naturally. A
is one such perspective that will help you to do this.
Creating the appropriate belief structure you will create a way of
thinking such that you will create that fertilized space within to
create whatever you desire. It all starts with what you do or do not
believe. This material on this and related web sites will help you
expand what you believe to open the door so that you can create
anything you desire.
Our belief structure can constantly change or is capable of
constantly changing. It is transmutable. The belief structure itself
found within any given perspective is capable of being very fluid
and always changing. Each experience that one has either reinforces
one’s existing belief or causes them to shift their beliefs and
thinking in some new way. In fact, our belief structure can be very
plastic and it can be soft and malleable under the correct
conditions. However, it can be and often is, very brittle, fixed and
hard under other conditions. Some look at this hardness as
stubbornness but the hardness in the belief structure is a much
deeper phenomenon that to which stubbornness refers. Stubbornness
implies a choice not to change. A harden belief structure offers no
such choice. It is as thought what one believes is set in concrete.
In essence we develop a mind set.
When a particular belief structure is “set” or held rigid we create
a mind set. The way any individual’s mind is set will mask reality
both internally and externally and does not allow individuals to see
reality for what it is. When in a mind set, it doesn’t matter that
the experience you have which may force the way you think to change,
mind set will cause you to continue seeing as you have in the past.
You will become very out of alignment with the reality of what is
and can even cause harm and damage to yourself for you also become
blinded to the hazards which exist.
Challenging our existing mind set, through something like a
“not doing” practice,
will allow us to see the true depth and breath of our own unique
unlimited creativity. Changing our mind set starts with changing our
belief structure. To change our belief structure we need a
perspective that will adequately address the concerns as to why we
created the mind set in the first place and/or create a sufficient
latitude in our current belief structure to embrace the unknown.
Adopting a creativity perspective and holding one’s creativity
sacred can and can help you achieve that needed change in beliefs.
In particular, learning how to hold your creativity sacred can help
you to find a path in any situation you face.
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