Much has been spoken and written about beliefs. In those discussions and the transformational models that flow from them, beliefs are often divided into two categories: empowering and disempowering. The idea is that if people apply specific techniques (of which there are many) to change the disempowering ones to empowering ones, erase the disempowering ones, or create new, empowering ones, they can improve their lives.

People who apply these models do appear to improve their lives by applying such techniques. However, if you look closely, you will see that in virtually every case, while one or more beliefs may appear to change, the person’s overall quality of life doesn’t really change. They ultimately remain as limited, restricted or unhappy as they were before, even if one aspect of their lives appears to change.

It’s important to understand why this happens. In my work, I use two terms: belief and Truth. When I use the word “Truth” (with a capital T), I refer to the Truth of who we really are, why we’re here on this planet, what our purpose is, and the other deeper mysteries of human life.

A belief, however, is something completely different. A belief is an idea or concept we make up about human life and accept as real and true. It’s not Truth. A belief, by definition, is an illusion, a lie. Therefore, if you replace one belief with a different belief, no matter how empowering it may appear to be, you’re really only swapping one lie for another.

Let’s talk about Truth. Who you really are is an Infinite Being with more power, wisdom and abundance than you can imagine right now. You came here to play what I call The Human Game, which was designed with two phases. In phase one, we convince ourselves we’re the opposite of who we really are—that is, limited, restricted, small, weak and powerless beings at the mercy of forces beyond our control in a dangerous world. An elaborate illusion we call “the physical Universe” and an incredibly large number of beliefs about that Universe and who we are within it were created to support that effort. Using every resource available to us as Infinite Beings, we convinced ourselves the illusion was real and those beliefs were true.

In phase two of The Human Game, which is what my work focuses on, we reverse that. In phase two, we’re able to expand, transcend the illusion and all the beliefs and step back into an experience of our full Infiniteness while remaining here in the illusory physical universe, but playing The Human Game without limits or restrictions of any kind.

Beliefs—no matter how empowering they may appear—were a brilliant creation designed to support phase one of The Human Game. Genuine transformation takes place when you trade beliefs for Truth, which is what’s possible in phase two.

ROBERT SCHEINFELD is the grandson of Aaron Scheinfeld,
who founded Manpower Inc., the world’s largest temp service.
He is the author of the New York Times bestseller,
Busting Loose
from the Money Game, and the bestselling author of
The Invisible Path to Success and The 11th Element.