Archive for October, 2009

Step Three in Shifting A Belief

October 26, 2009

Barbara Joye - The Shift Guru
Barbara Joye – The Shift Guru


Step three is, for most individuals, a surprise. In step three, we are to ask ourselves why we might not want to make the shift in our life we believe we desire…what might happen to our lives with such a shift that we do not want to have occur.

This is a question, a process of thinking, that causes us to analyze what all might happen should we make this one shift in our belief systems and therefore in our life. As all beliefs are interconnected, how might the belief shift we are considering affect other areas of our life? Clearly, we have not yet made this shift in belief, so there may well be one or more very good reasons why we have not made the shift.

Note for yourself, what possible ‘negative’ ramifications might occur if you were to shift the belief you are considering shifting. What might occur in your life that you have not considered? And, if you think it, write it down. Make a note of it. If you think it, it is in your psyche and will impact your ability to make the shift (should you decide to make it) if you ignore its presence.

Once again, spend the next few minutes determining all, and I do mean all, of the possible ramifications of shifting such a belief that you would prefer to not have in your life at this time.

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Step Two in Shifting A Belief

October 19, 2009

Barbara Joye - The Shift Guru
Barbara Joye – The Shift Guru


The second step in this thirteen step process is typically very simple. Once you have determined what you would like to change in your life, identify for yourself all of the positive ramifications of such a change. Due to the fact that we tend to view the changes in the light of all of the good that will occur, this step is usually very easy to complete. At least at the beginning…..

It is only later, as we start to really connect with all of the positive changes in our life that this shift in a belief may bring that we typically uncover the real reasons why we want to make the change. It is this process of going more deeply, moving beyond the initial enthusiasm of what the shift of a belief might bring that we begin to delve more deeply in the psychology of our beliefs…into why we really desire to make the change.

Take the next ten to fifteen minutes and delve as deeply as you can into why you really desire to make the shift you are contemplating in your beliefs; and your life; and your world. Really spend the time going beyond the surface for beyond the surface is where we come more directly face-to-face with our beliefs…those which we have not typically put names or awareness to. Delve deeply and enjoy the plunge.

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Step One in Shifting a Belief

October 12, 2009

Barbara Joye - The Shift Guru
Barbara Joye – The Shift Guru

13 Simple Steps….Step 1

Because beliefs run our lives, to create the life we desire, it is paramount that we determine which of our beliefs are supporting us and which are not.  The following series of blog posts will assist each individual in determining which beliefs they desire to shift, which they are ready to shift, and how then to shift each belief.

Beliefs lie below our conscious awareness.  As such, they are often difficult to discern.  The following steps are the best place to begin – and each step may well have steps inside it and then inside it again, such is the process of adjusting or shifting the very lives we live.

With all of this said, the place to begin – the first step – is to determine what each of us wants to change (shift) in our life.  Begin by thinking about what you want to change in your life.  It may be large or small.  Start by making a list of all of the things you would like to change in your life.  Keep the list with you for the next week – you will be adding to it continually.  Feel free to reframe an element of your life that you may already have on the list.  Feel free to become more and more specific and succinct in your noting of that which you want to change.  Really get into this first step….it is the beginning of the shift process and if you are not clear here, the resulting shift may be other than you desired. 

Become clear – become concise – and then group the items you have identified that you would like to change about your life.  You will most likely find that many are interwoven, as roots in neighboring plants. 

Become clear and then select a small element of your life that you would like to shift.  Start small…to do anything else is to create a scenario that may not lead to success.  For the first time dealing with this process, begin small…begin by allowing yourself optimum success.

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Making Belief Shifts in Our Lives

October 5, 2009


Barbara Joye - The Shift Guru
Barbara Joye – The Shift Guru

Making belief shifts in our lives is not something we are trained to do or do naturally.  We come into a life and acquire all sorts of beliefs from our family of origin, our teachers, the individuals our parents hang out with (while we are quietly or not so quietly listening or engaging with them), our religious backgrounds and the social structure we are born into or live within.

Beliefs, those insidious and intangible things that we hold deeply in our psychic are quietly and effectively running our lives.   And, silly us, we think we are the ones managing our own lives.

Have you ever wondered why some people have and others do not?

Have you ever noticed how some people just seem to have been born under a lucky star?

Or, how others, no matter how hard they try seem to never get ahead?

The reason, simply and plain, is that their beliefs support them in accomplishing what the belief says they can and will accomplish.  And the individual most likely has no idea what the belief is that is running their lives.  They simply know that what they are living is different then what they would like to live and, to that end, they would like to change it.  Even the individual with the most charmed life typically thinks there is something more that they do not have.

And it is for this reason that so many individuals, so many of us, seems to self destruct.  We believe there is something more and due to the fact that we can’t seem to figure out how to obtain that something more, we self destruct. 

While all along, there is a simple and elegant and complex and demanding 13 step process to change our beliefs and therefore our lives.

13 Simple Steps……..

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