Ideas are thought related, and thoughts are frequency related. Beliefs are many ideas integrated into a cohesive, reasonably functional system of possible responses to external and internal stimuli.
Of course this all occurs within a linear environment, where things are seen and experienced sequentially, and built one thing, or idea on top of another. Each idea within a belief has it’s place, and all ideas within that belief support each other. Thus, there is no internal conflict within a fully integrated belief.
When a person by whatever means, is introduced to an idea or information, it may augment what they already believe, thereby meshing well with their current beliefs. If an idea runs counter to a persons belief, this means that it does not mesh well with the other ideas that make up a particular belief.
In a linear based environment, that one new idea might require a total revamping of a belief in order to fully integrate that new idea into a person’s personality. This takes time and work. It’s like a big jig saw puzzle, and the mind has to reorganize all the pieces so that they fit together well, and make sense to the individual.
Now the closer the new idea is “vibrationally” to your old belief, the easier and more quickly it can be assimilated. The further that new idea resides vibrationally from your current belief, the more work the mind will have to do and the longer it will take.
New ideas which are not very appealing to people will not be acted on at all, and ideas which are very appealing, such as that which appeals to the ego, will be absorbed much quicker. These new ideas which are appealing, could still be very far vibrationally, from the dominant personal vibration of an individual.
Sometimes people who have become rich quickly, will tell others how it was done and how easy it was. However, you have no way of knowing if their personal vibratory rate is higher than your own. If it is, then that which was easy for them, might not be so easy for you, because your core beliefs about life might be far from their own.
The whole mechanics as to how the mind develops ideas into beliefs is very interesting and somewhat complex. Take autistic children for example. Some of them have amazing abilities, including the ability to go directly to the answer of a very long and complex mathematical equation.
This ability drives the linearly oriented, adult scientific community crazy, because people are not supposed to be able to do those kinds of things. However, while this is certainly not the norm, it does show you that outside of this linear environment, all things are happening now, and that information that is available to one, is available to all.
Beliefs then, are like the G.P.S. System that every new car seems to be equipped with these days, in that it directs your actions in life. Adding new programing to your current belief system doesn’t have to be traumatic, however it can be for some people. It can leave them disoriented for a while until the mind is able to rearrange itself to accommodate that new idea.
I have found over the years that for me, the best way to deal with an idea that is very foreign is to just carry it with me without making any judgment call about it. By revisiting this idea frequently my mind is able to work on it at its leisure and is not forced into having to deal with a foreign entity.
If after due consideration, I determine that an idea is only different, and not vibrationally higher, then I will release it. In this way I do not run the risk of loosing something important, and my mind is not forced into continual crisis lock-down.
Life is about growth expansion and experience. Every one will be able to agree that they don’t believe the same things about life, that they believed when they were very young (well I hope for your sake that’s true), and so, to think that you will continue to believe the same things all your life is unrealistic, given the facts.
The only question then, is when and how often will a person change their beliefs?
There are two reasons to change yourself. The first is just for the sake of change, and the second is for the sake of improvement. Either are valid reasons.
And so in closing, let me say that change is a fact of life, however, real change occurs at the level of the mind first, and proceeds from there.