When my two sons were young, they had a professional go-cart which was a lot of fun for all of us. The engine was too powerful for them at first, so we put a limiter on the engine. Once the engine hit a certain point it could not go any faster. The limiter stopped the engine from going to full capacity and that is exactly how a limiting belief works. It holds us back from living our full potential.

Many years ago, I went through years of living with circumstances that caused me deep, emotional pain. The painful situation was out of my control, and only by surrendering to God was I able to get through this pain and live a positive life.

When that period of pain ended, my happiness increased but I always told myself, “People say that ‘time heals all wounds’, but my wounds will never heal because I will never get that time in my life back.” This limiting belief is what I believed for twenty-five years not understanding the limit I placed on my own happiness and feelings.

Believe me when I tell you that I was happy. Anyone that knows me will agree with that. My pain was tucked down deep within, buried well below the surface and locked tight. Had you asked me then if that pain limited me in any way at that time, I would have told you, “No” only because I did not know the difference. Today, however, I’d answer that question with an affirmative.

Through meditation and focus on ‘Letting go’ I had an emotional break through where I allowed that pain of mine to surface. Once I changed my limiting belief and allowed my past pain to dissipate, I immediately began to feel more deeply.

Our feelings are the language of the universe. Our feelings create our life. Although I did have a good life and I felt grateful to God for carrying me through the pain, holding the pain inside with that limiting belief really held me back.

All the energy it took to live detached from those painful feelings stole energy from the present moment and minimized the energy I put into living. Once the pain was released, I felt so much energy. My feelings were heightened. Every emotion was intensified. This emotional upheaval was so very difficult to bear at first but once I was able to let go, my life spiraled upward.

My happiness level was over the top. My energy increased substantially. I felt truly free, and I wanted to shout from the rooftop and let all the world know the damage that limiting beliefs cause.

Are you holding on to a limiting belief? Did you lose someone you love to death, or a lost relationship and cannot let the pain go? Are you bitter about what someone did to you? Are you holding onto guilt for something you did? Do you tell yourself you are not good enough? Not smart enough? Not rich enough? Or just fill in the blank.

Please, do yourself the biggest favor and let it all go. Set yourself free. We create our own prison when we hold limiting beliefs such as the ones above and a limiting belief can hold back your happiness, and in some cases, steal your life. If you are here, you belong and you are good enough. You deserve the very best life has to offer but you need to believe that in order to receive.

Give yourself a break! Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Look for the joy in life. I promise you the joy is there if you look for it. Our feelings are magnets. Do whatever it takes to set yourself free and believe that all is possible.

What we believe shapes our reality. I believe we are all powerful creators and have the ability to do whatever we set our mind to do. Once we make the commitment the ideas start to flow. This life can be truly magical when our thoughts get out of our way.

There truly is no limit to the power you hold within, and I wish you joy on your journey.

All happiness to you.

Terri Lynn's Happy Talk

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