How to Release Limitations, Even When You Feel Afraid
Do you ever get the feeling that something is holding you back in life?
Have you ever heard yourself say that ‘some day’ you will change your career, travel overseas, make more money, be in that amazing love relationship, connect more deeply with your spiritual path or purse a creative dream…
These unfiulfilled dreams are often an indicator of an unconscious and self-imposed limitation. The good news is that these limitations are surprisingly much easier to release than you might think…
Your imitations are simply old stories that you have outgrown.
Your limitations can also be called your unconscious blocks, patterns, excuses, reasons, habits or obstacles. These limitations are what stand in the way of you living your dreams.
To release these limitations, think of them as your old, limiting stories. Realise that these old stories may have served you in the past but any discomfort you feel today shows you that you have now outgrown them and are ready to replace them with something more empowering.
Take a holistic approach to your limitations.
Limitations may be limiting beliefs, thoughts or feelings that you are holding on to. They may also be old and outdated fears. Working with the inner world of your thoughts and feelings, has the power to readily and rapidly shift your physical reality. You can sense the presence of limitations when you find yourself saying or thinking….
- I don’t have enough time…
- I don’t know how…
- Oh I could never do that…
- That’s not really my type of thing…
- Other people are (better/smarter/more interesting) than me…
- That idea scares me too much…
Usually underlying all limitations are the thought pattern of “I am not worthy”, “I am not deserving enough,” or, “I am not good enough.”
Defending your limitations.
Typically, limitations are something that you may find yourself rationalising, defending or justifying. You may well find yourself thinking, something along the lines of “here are the reasons why I can’t do that… “ And the more of a limitation it is, the more reasons and examples you will have to support your limiting story.
Frequently, people defend their limitations because their limitations are comfortable and familiar. Releasing and healing limitations are a vital part of the process of transformation.
The presence of your desire to experience something different in your life is showing you that your limitation has now become out-dated.
I have noticed that people can only change when they are prepared to address these old patterns. Wanting something different is a sign that you have out-grown your old story and your old identity. You are ready to do something different; learn something new, re-prioritise your life and change your way of seeing the world and yourself.
Limitations hold you back from your dreams.
One of the themes that I frequently see in my transformative healing sessions are the number of people who are kept living small simply because they are holding on to a limitation.
What I also frequently see is that when you are able to let go of these limitations, it is literally like opening the doorway to a brand new world. As you release limitations in your life, you create space for new ideas to emerge. It is in this new space, that interesting new possibilities and different life stories can be woven.
The key to understand here, is that for you to realize your dreams, you cannot keep doing what you have always done. For anything to be different in your life, you must do something different from what you are currently doing.
What I have come to realize is that this means that you actually need to let go of something. You are exactly where you are for a reason. There is a specific thing that you are holding onto. It is this “something” that is your limitation. Your limitations are just waiting for you to release them.
You can release your limitations.
Realise that it is only your ‘perceived’ limitations that are keeping you stuck and stopping you from expressing your true potential. It is possible for you to go beyond limitations when you take a holistic approach to your limiting stories.
In the process of identifying your limitations you have the power to transcend them. In the presence of awareness you can allow them to dissolve and heal for good so you can get on with living life on your terms. Simply by shining light on limitations you can become aware of them. As your awareness grows, you can make the necessary internal shifts, to release the limitation and in time replace it with something new.
Releasing your limitations will allow you to move forward and live the life that you truly dream about.