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The Four Questions To Freedom!
by Lateefah Wielenga | Dec 15, 2021 | Higher Consciousness | 3 comments

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do bring forth will distroy you.
-Gospel of Thomas

Have you ever examined your thoughts, and the things you say to yourself? The beliefs you’ve adopted about you? What you think you can or, cannot do? All the shoulds and shouldn’ts?

It’s a great idea to do so, because quite possibly you’ve been lying to yourself for many years.
Consider investigating the thoughts you think about yourself, by questioning their orign.

You do want to discover the truth about the person looking back at you in the mirror every morning, don’t you?

We have a running dialogue in our minds, telling ourselves things about us that aren’t true. What we should do, how we should act, and the societal list goes on. We become attached to what we’ve been told, and they become our default thoughts, which develop into a belief.

Usually those beliefs become a deterrent. They prevent you from believing you can have what you want in this life. They keep you in fear, guilt, anger, and feelings of inadequacy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) involves asking questions, and asking my clients the correct questions assists them in becoming who they really are, without their false brliefs.

Let me explain.

The false beliefs you have about yourself are a hinderance to your happiness. They can make you feel like you’re in quicksand, restricted and unable to accomplish anything you desire. The desire may be a particular career, a creative endeavour, a happy relationship, or more importantly – your personal growth and expansion.

You seem to be stuck! And let’s be real. That’s not you.

The beliefs you’ve adopted aren’t your friends, and the’re really doing an emotional job on you. But you can stop it now, and open the door to your emotional prison to freedom, with these four questions.

Oh, and by the way, the questions came from Byron Katie.

1. Is it true? (Whatever the thought or belief.)
2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
3. How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
4. Who would you be without that thought?

Your crippling beliefs/default thoughts are what you’re going to alleviate by doing investigative questioning.

You’re going to ask yourself these questions.

Contemplate each one, and go deeper into yourself. Listen for the answers, as they are there inside you. Answer them honestly, (no matter how afraid you are to look at yourself) and unlock the door to your emotional and spiritual prison.


So, let’s say, hypothetically, that one of your beliefs is, you’ll never succeed at , x,y, or z. That belief has keep you from pursuing your dreams, because it’s a thought that you always think, and now it’s one of your crippling beliefs.

1. The first thing you’re going to do is ask youself the first question. Is it true that you’ll never succeed at x,y or z? You must be blatantly honest with your answers if you want to be free.
2. Once you answer the first question, ask youself the second question. Can you absolutely know that it’s true? Again, be blatantly honest.
3. When you believe the thought, what happens, how do you react? Be thorough.
4. And lastly, who would you be without the thought/belief?
Once you ask yourself the four questions, and honestly answer them, you’ll realize you’ve attached youself to thoughts you’ve never investigated. You’ll learn the beliefs aren’t true.

You can breathe. You are now free to live your life.

Remember, a thought is just a thought.

If you need any help with tis exercise you can call the office at

(562) 895-0516

Talk to you soon!

Dr. Wielenga xo

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