Theme: Beliefs, Vikalpas, Unconscious Limiting Beliefs

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce beliefs and vikalpas, or limiting beliefs.


Become familiar with the foundational terminology and considerations related to beliefs, subconscious beliefs, core beliefs, vikalpas and limiting beliefs.


Define “belief.” Describe the factor that distinguishes knowledge from belief, and why that’s a tricky distinction. Explain how beliefs are formed. Define and give examples of a subconscious belief and a core belief. Define the Sanskrit word, vikalpa and explain why this is an important topic. Describe limiting beliefs and explain why we have them.

Questions Answered Here

  1. What is a belief?
  2. What distinguishes belief from knowledge, and why is that a tricky distinction?
  3. How are beliefs formed?
  4. What is a subconscious belief? Core belief? Give examples.
  5. What is meant by the Sanskrit word, vikalpa? Why is this an important topic?
  6. What are limiting beliefs? Why do we have them?

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