Jack Canfield Excerpt from the Movie Beyond Belief part one

Well our thoughts are the exact thing that create our reality, and it happens like this; First we have a thought and that thought produces a vibration that creates a feeling which creates an even more intense frequency that goes out into the universe and down into our unconscious.

So on the internal level our thoughts are affecting our unconscious mind creating our beliefs.  They are programming a particular part of our brain called the reticular activating system.

For example right now you are not thinking of your right foot but as soon as I say right foot, that comes up into your awareness.  So your brain is constantly filtering out more than it’s taking in, and it’s our thoughts and our beliefs that affect that part of our brain that acts like a filter.  So if I believe it’s a dog eat dog world and I think that thought and I go to the airport I’m not going to see people being nice to each other, I’m going to see people being negative toward each other.

Also, if I think thoughts over and over and over, I begin to create images in the subconscious mind, and the subconscious mind will do anything it can to bring those images into reality, it will think of creative ideas.  It will notice things in the environment that will help achieve those intentions and those goals and those thoughts we think.

Our beliefs are very critical in terms of manifesting what we want in life. I define a belief as simply a thought you think over and over, and what we know about thoughts is every time we think a thought, it will actually aggregate more similar thoughts to it.  This is how belief systems form.  This is how someone becomes republican or democrat or conservative or liberal or Catholic or Jew, is you just think these thoughts over and over and they are reinforced and you attract more of those same kind of thoughts to you.

Now a belief is simply a set of thoughts that you think over and over and over, and what we know from law of attraction is when you have a thought, you attract other similar thoughts to it.  That’s why it’s important to focus on what you want.  Intend what you want, think about it, read about it, talk about it.  More people will be attracted to you to talk about that.  More articles, and newspaper articles and magazines and books will flow into your life and you’ll start noticing more things that support your point of view.

For instance, if someone grows up in a liberal family and they hear a liberal point of view or a conservative point of view or a democratic or republican or Christian or Muslim or whatever it might be, you’re constantly hearing thoughts related to that and attracting and spending time with people, so you begin to be focused into a belief system.

The problem with a belief system is that it could be true or not and a lot of times people ask, “well what should I believe?” Here’s the critical point.  Choose beliefs that support you in having what you want.  If you want to have money and you want to have it easily then start believing and choosing to believe that it’s easy to make money. Read books like Do What You Love the Money Will Follow, so that you begin to create a thought form and a belief system that allows you to have what you want.

Beliefs can support you in getting what you want, but they can also get in the way of getting what you want.

continued in part two…


Jack Canfield is one of over 20 leading experts in personal transformation, appearing in the movie Beyond Belief, produced by Jim Holzknecht and Becky Hays