For as long as I can remember, I have longed to feel joy. In my twenties, I created "joy journals" by cutting and pasting beautiful things that sparked joy for me. Eventually, my life started to shape around my consecration to joy. The old fell away, and the new arrived.
Imagine a new emotional reality that you would LOVE to create. Now, imagine NOT being able to create this reality. The negative thoughts and emotions that come up will reveal your limiting beliefs. If you have no negative reactions, you will have no blocks to creating your new reality.
Now, imagine your dream of a new reality has come true - BIG TIME. Then, see what conflicting thoughts and emotions come up. If you have no negative reactions, you will have no blocks to creating your new reality.
When you have negative reactions to your envisioned reality, write down all the thoughts, memories and associations that come up. Once you have brought your negative beliefs up to the light, view them with acceptance.
Your negative core beliefs are your limiting opinions about life, yourself and other people that were formed during adverse experiences. As you "root out" your negative beliefs and start to doubt their validity, you will create a vacuum. Then it is time to fill up the emptiness with your new affirmation practice!