Family: What Sort of Beliefs Did You Pick Up?

This week in my 9-week Feng Shui Journey workshop, we are discussing Family and Heritage, the families we are born into.  Good timing with Mother’s Day coming up!

It’s one of my FAVORITE lessons because I see so many people “feeling resistance” in this area, and just a little bit of focus on this area and clear a lot of energy up!  In short, our parents have passed on some awesome things to us…and also some beliefs that aren’t serving us, a.k.a.  limiting beliefs. 

What is a limiting belief?  

Abraham-Hicks explains a belief to simply be “a thought that you keep thinking.”

That’s it.  It’s not programming.  It’s not ingrained.  It’s not buried in the subconscious.

A LIMITING BELIEF is a thought that you keep thinking that doesn’t feel good.  


Here are some limiting beliefs we have discussed that people have picked up from their Families:

  • You gotta work hard for your money because it’s hard to make money.
  • It’s not okay to be too happy all the time.
  • Women should look as pretty as possible.
  • Selfishness is really, really bad, and if you’re taking care of yourself first, you’re selfish.
  • Marriage isn’t fun.

Are these thoughts fun?  No.  Are they even true?  No.  And do you HAVE to believe them even if your parents did?  NOOOOOOO!!!!!

This should be great news for all of you!  Because it means that if you’re doing your best to keep your vibration high (a.k.a. feel as good as you can every day), then you can catch these bad-feeling thoughts pretty darn fast.

And no, you don’t need months of therapy to un-do them.

You just have to either:  1) Distract yourself by thinking about something else or 2) Clean up your energy around that topic (Check out the Focus Wheel process by Abraham-Hicks for an awesome, easy way to do that.  Takes 5 minutes!)

That’s it.

So if you’ve been trained to think that your DNA needs rewiring and that your cells need to be reprogrammed, well, Newsflash: those too are limiting beliefs you’ve picked up along your trail!

It does not have to be that hard.  The Universe will bring you the experiences you need in real time that will help you shift your energy around anything that you and your Family may have picked up along your life path.  All you have to do is pay attention to how you feel.

In other words, if you’re taking care of your emotions on a daily basis, you’ll be able to spot a limiting belief before it spins out of control.

How to use Feng Shui for this?

Check out the Family area of your space.  What’s there?  If there are a lot of Metal items, consider removing those and using items that represent Wood instead.  If you have family heirlooms (that you love), this gua is a good place to have them.  Consider photos of your ancestors and a display of your family tree.


Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!  While there may have been some limiting beliefs passed down through the generations, there are also some empowering and wonderful ones too!  Be sure to share your appreciation of these this Mother’s Day!  

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