We know that all negative or limiting beliefs come from the same place that our positive beliefs come from. You never hear someone say, "I need to find a way to stop being so positive" but millions of people talk about wanting to eliminate their impostor beliefs, limiting beliefs and negative beliefs.
Keep reading if you're open to letting me share why I believe that the 3rd commandment can support you when you want to be more positive than negative!
The 3rd commandment states: "You shall not take the name of the Lord God in vain"
I must admit that most of my life this puzzled me because for many years, I understood it to mean you should never use the word "God" in a negative way.
Google's definition backs up what most of us were taught. Google's explanation for the 3rd commandment is:
We all know that using the word "God" in a negative way happens more often than not. We also know that all positive or negative and limiting beliefs are based on something we were taught or intuited between the ages of birth to 8 years of age.
So, if you are a believer of the 3rd commandment either you've NEVER used the word "God" in a negative way or you do use the word "God" in a negative way without much thought about the 3rd commandment!
But what if there is a different interpretation of the 3rd commandment.
What if a further understanding of this commandment could set your mind free to see yourself in a new and more empowered way?
God is a word that is used to describe "all that is". A few other words that describe "all that is" are The Universe, The Creator, Jehovah, Higher Power etc.,
But the NAME of God is "I Am"
When you use the NAME of God to interpret the 3rd commandment, you can expand your interpretation.
How many times have you thought or said, "I am frustrated, I am worthless, I am wrong, I am unlovable, I am stupid, I am too busy, I am fat, I am..."
By using the NAME of God instead of the word "God," the 3rd commandment takes on a more expanded understanding of why this commandment is so important!
When you use the name of God in vain, you're describing who you are and what you're capable of in a negative way.
When you use the name of God in a positive and loving way, you create more joy, happiness, abundance, prosperity, and good will in everything you do: "I am loveable, I am capable, I am creative, I am financially abundant, I am mentally/physically/financially/spiritually prosperous, I am bold, I am gracious, I am accountable, I am connected, I am present, I am joyful, I am responsible, I am daring, I am positive, I am selfless, I am honest, I am kind, I am original, I am respectful, I am fearless, I am smart, I am brave, I am self-aware, I am self-confident, I am self-reliant, I am determined, I am..."
When you interpret the 3rd commandment this way, "You shall not take the name "I Am" in vain" are you able to see how you have the power to be and experience who you are in a more positive and powerful way?
You are always more powerful than you think you are and you deserve to keep finding ways to prove it to yourself!
Nancy Mueller ~ Life Sensei at MasteringYourBeliefs.com
Nancy Mueller ~ Life Sensei