Originally Posted by snowflake
It's not about thinking or believing, it's about knowing.
I think the point of calling them 'beliefs' is to acknowledge that they should have less power than they seem to. But actually, they are forms of knowing, which is why they can be so difficult to overcome.
For instance, let's say I know that a desire for money leads lots and lots of people to 'sell out' and not do what they love and instead take on some mundane job so they can have good pay and benefits. Let's say I've known this since junior high and I made a decision in junior high that I would never 'sell out' for money. And this got all jumbled up with some other knowledge that hardly anybody makes money doing what they love, and since I won't sell out, the odds are real high I'd never make money, which is fine because then I will be authentic.
All this sort of gunk and much more that got instilled at an early age was much more powerful than all the affirmations and everything else I did involving 'knowing' I had $100 or $1000 or whatever amount.