Do you believe in Santa Claus?
Do you know that - Just because you believe in something, it does NOT make it true?
Beliefs change over time, and updating your beliefs can seriously improve your life, if for no other reason than it lets you know what no longer works for you and gives you the choice to make a change, if, and when, you are ready!
How cool is that?
"Not believe in Santa Claus!
You might as well not believe in fairies!”
~ Francis P. Church ~
Do you believe in Santa Claus?
It’s a fair question.
If your childhood was anything like mine, as a child, you heard all the stories about this mystical man who would visit your house on one day a year and, if you were good throughout the year, he would bring you presents. You sang songs about his reindeers , how they drove his sleigh, you heard he would come down the chimney with his big sack filled with toys. You had to be asleep and not peek or he disappeared and left nothing.
There were pictures, films, songs, books all about him, and his elves, who made all the toys he would put under your tree. All around, you saw evidence he was real. Christmas trees, decorations, lights, and you even left him some milk and cookies (or beer and crisps in my house) and carrots for his reindeers.
Do you still believe all that you did then?
No? So what changed? Well, you grew up, didn´t you? (a little) As a small child, you believed what adults told you; it made you feel safe, and let’s face it, you had nothing else to go on. Anyway, why would they lie?
Around the age of seven (give or take), you started to think for yourself and ask questions. It made little sense your house had no chimney for him to come down or that he could deliver presents to every boy and girl in just one night, did it?
And, as for flying reindeers–really. Oh, come on. Do I look that stupid?
BUT - you see evidence of him all around at Christmas; he leaves you lots of presents; how can he not be real?
Remember how, as a child, it looked to you as if adults had it all, no one telling them what to believe or do; they did what they wanted, whenever they wanted, you couldn’t wait to grow up and have the same freedom. Then, it happened, here you are and, you have no idea how you got here (so fast); it’s nothing like you imagined.
Becoming a grown-up isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, is it? It comes with realisations and responsibilities that can overwhelm; what is true: how do I know; who can I trust?
Just because I can see it, does that make it real?
Your daily life is full of so many “what ifs”; sometimes it can be so hard to make any sense of it all.
It was all so much simpler when you were a child and didn’t have to make sense of anything or think for yourself, wasn’t it?
"The greatest thing is not to believe in Santa Claus;
it is to be Santa Claus."
~ Pat Boone ~
A belief is something that you think-until someone or something gives you a reason not to believe in it. Your beliefs become your values, which form over time from your environment, influence from family, friends, and society.
You form most of your core beliefs as a child. Beliefs are the software programs that run your life, much the same as the software programs that run your computer.
Your brain is like a supercomputer and has an inbuilt filter system called the reticular activating system–RAS for short. It's where the billions of bytes of information available to you get filtered to make sure you don't go mad.
RAS is to the brain what Google is to the internet.
When you type keywords into Google, it will filter through millions of websites and publications and give you results based on your preferences. The RAS does this in your brain.
If there is something you focus on, think about with intent, your RAS recognises this is important to you and allows messages to get through to support the object or subject.
Have you ever noticed when you decide you want a new car and suddenly the one you like seems to be everywhere?
The thing about your RAS is it looks for information that validates your belief system.
Like Google, it will filter based on your current beliefs/preferences. If you have not updated your belief system since childhood, you will experience the same information to support those beliefs again and again. This is the reason so many of us deal with the same issues throughout our life.
When you want to change anything in your life, it starts with updating your belief system in line with who you have become.
If you think about it, everything you want is because you believe you will feel better when it happens, or you have it.
What if I said-you have everything you need right now to live the life you want?
You can make the decisions you need to make with confidence that they are right for you, feeling in control–and–it's child’s play.
Would you want to know more?
If you want to continue to believe in Santa Claus, that is your choice. Do not let anyone make those decisions for you.
“Believe in love. Believe in magic.
Hell, believe in Santa Claus.
Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams.
If you don’t, who will?”
~ Jon Bon Jovi ~
The only person stopping you is you.
You Got This.
Let me know how it goes.
Linda Ledwidge is or has been at one point in her life a
- human BEing as well as a human DOing, woman, daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, nurse, midwife,
head cook and bottle washer, among other things and her passion today is
to hear you smile!
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