Beliefs are one of the most powerfull mental tools in this area of consciousness which is called earth. Beliefs influence the perception (the creating mechanism) so much that one can see literally only what one believes.
There are core beliefs like gender, the so-called natural laws, etc. which are believed by everybody and which are difficult to change and there are many belief systems like sexuality, religion, science… which can be changed more easily. Change means choosing aspects of these belief systems which are agreable. Actually and probably since thousands of years rather disagreable beliefs are chosen…
The misunderstanding with beliefs comes from ignorance about beliefs. So many, many people think that they have to believe what some “autorities” say and don’t trust their own innate ability to chose themselves the beliefs they prefer. Jesus Christ i.e. said: “If you cannot find out by yourselves, believe me at least”. This has been transformed in “believe in me” which is absurd. But of course – as with all major features of human life – persons, organisations, churches claim to know better, to know THE truth. And so they controlled the life of people, states, nations – of the world.
Nobody knows “better”. Nobody can tell me what is “best” for me. So the challenge is now to understand this mechanism and to choose deliberately my own beliefs. This requires self-knowledge and trust in my own abilities. And when I start doing this I will perceive my beliefs “outside”. And then I know that it works like this.
So beliefs are just a tool – basically an individual tool – which has been manipulated by many “authorities” to gain power and wealth. But now we live all in “The Age of the Individual” and it is time to think and choose individually. It is time to activate this innate mental-tool deliberately.
A belief is only a thought that you keep thinking.
So as you keep thinking this thought, you keep vibrationally attracting relative to that thought. So you confirm your own beliefs again and again and again and again and again. That’s why someone who believes in cancer can confirm that belief, or someone who believes in robbery can confirm that belief. So everything is a sort of confirmation of belief. Abraham
Bashar: How to change beliefs