Limiting Beliefs About Desire

If you’re settling for less than the life you truly desire, there is one thing you can know with certainty:  You are carrying a limiting belief (or many) that is sabotaging your ability to manifest your desires.  

Your desires matter.

The objects, experiences, and conditions that you desire to create in your life are unique only to you.  And they serve a vital spiritual purpose.  You see, the reason you desire the things you do is not only because you want to have those things.  You also desire to know yourself to be the kind of person who is capable of creating those things.   In other words, your desires set you upon an important journey of becoming.   

Your desires are intended to feed you, to thrill and refresh you.  And every desire, big or small, summons the power of life force itself through you.  This means if you’re holding on to a limiting belief about anything you desire, it’s time to release it.  Because you were born to manifest all of your desires.       

Every manifestation follows a precise formula.

I call this “the manifestation equation,” and it goes like this:   Beliefs→ Thoughts→ Feelings→ Actions→ Outcomes  

Your beliefs inform your thoughts.  Your thoughts influence the way you feel. The way you feel affects both the actions you take and the actions you don’t take.  The actions you take and don’t take ultimately determine the results you manifest in your life.  And this entire process of manifestation begins and ends with what you believe to be true.   

At every moment in time, there is an infinite number of realities that each of us is capable of tapping into.  But our beliefs color our perception of “reality.”  They filter the millions of possible outcomes that could unfold, right now.  In other words, we don’t see the whole range of what’s truly possible for us.  We see only the limited range that includes what we already believe we can attain.  

Like everything else in this universe, the beliefs that we hold transmit a particular frequency of energy.  And the experiences we attract into our lives always matches that frequency of energy.  Some of our beliefs are aligned with the realities we desire to create, while others hold us apart from them.  

As we believe, we create.

So what happens if your desire is to experience greater financial prosperity but your belief is that the economy is bad?  Or that no one with your level of education makes it big?  Or that your talents are underappreciated?  Can prosperity come easily to you under those conditions?  No.  Your beliefs about yourself, others, and life, in general, create a kind of energetic wall that will block your prosperity from getting in.  You just cannot complain about what currently is and be in a state of receptivity to what you’d prefer. Your limiting beliefs radiate a vibration that perpetuates the very situations you want to change. 

You cannot create outside your beliefs.  

The statement above is a universal law.  You can only allow into your experience what you believe is possible.  Limiting beliefs act like a filter that invites some experiences in while denying access to others.    

Think about it this way:  You can’t create an experience of love and connection when your vibration is one of feeling heartbroken or abandoned.  Likewise, you can’t create financial solvency from an emotional stance of feeling broke. If your limiting belief is that everything comes hard for you, you’ll struggle in many areas of your life.  

Our limiting beliefs render us about as receptive as a Teflon frying pan. They skillfully deflect all of the amazing experiences that are seeking to adhere themselves to our lives. 

A bigger life is available to you, right now. 

Releasing the grip that limiting beliefs have on you is not as difficult as you may think.  It’s actually not a matter of finding each one and straining to change it.  It’s more a process of raising your consciousness to a less resistant state.  When the frequency of your dominant thoughts and beliefs is in harmony with your desires, your desires manifest easily.    

What follows is an energy mastery process to assist you in making this shift: 

An Energy Mastery Process for Releasing Limiting Beliefs 

Begin by finding a comfortable, quiet place to be and gently close your eyes. Take a deep breath in, and let it out.  With each breath in, imagine bringing light into your body, your mind, your emotional body.  And as you breathe out, allow any thoughts you don’t want, any energy that doesn’t serve you, to be released.   

Now call into your awareness something that you deeply desire.  It could be a more steady or abundant stream of money. It could be an exciting new relationship. It could be an increase in your number of projects or clients. Just allow yourself to identify one thing that is right now igniting the Desire Factor within you.  And as you do, acknowledge the strength and the potency of this desire. 

And with another breath, allow yourself to visualize a white screen in your mind.  And written across this white screen are the most dominant limiting beliefs you hold in relation to this desire.   As you read each statement, pay attention to how you feel.  If it is a belief that feels good and you want to keep it, imagine surrounding it with light and energizing it even more. If it’s a belief that feels bad and you want to change it, imagine erasing it from the white screen. 

Take a moment to bask in the beauty of this empty slate.  And with another breath, see yourself writing on this fresh clean surface a statement of how you intend to feel instead.

Again, taking another deep breath, consciously invite into yourself the sensation of what positive belief, or certainty, feels like.  Think back to a time when you felt eager.  A time when you felt confident and knowing.  A time when you happily anticipated a positive result.  And allow this feeling to manifest as a physical sensation. 

How does certainty feel in your physical body? Breathe into that feeling for a few minutes, allowing it to expand.

And, taking another light-filled breath, say to yourself either silently or out loud: “I now draw to me all things that are for my higher good. I am magnetic to my desires, and my desires are magnetized toward me.”

Feel all manner of good things coming into your vibrational experience. Your only work is to receive. As your light shines brightly, pulsating outward, it is simultaneously bringing more light in. The more light you can hold, the more success, abundance, and prosperity flows into your experience. 

Take a moment to receive the benefits of this energy work that you just accomplished and to allow your improved point of attraction to settle into you in very positive, pleasurable way. And when you are ready, begin to slowly wiggle your fingers and toes…sense the room you are sitting in…feel the sensation of your body being supported by the chair…and slowly open your eyes.

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Christy Whitman is an energy healer, Master Certified Law of Attraction Coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance.  Her forthcoming book The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power is available for pre-order now at She communicates with, and for, The Quantum Council, a collection of non-physical ascended masters who desire to help humanity understand that we are divinely designed for well-being, abundance, success, and loving relationships. You can take the first step in alignment and creating your desires by a free 30 day program called Watch Your Words by going here: