It usually requires years of meditation (or an uncontrollable “bolt from the blue”) to experience a shift in one’s identity from “self” (one’s body, beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behavior) to “SELF” (as consciousness, as a spiritual being).  Some workshops claim to be able to provide that experience in several concentrated days.  The Lefkoe Belief Process (LBP) assists people to make that shift in less than 20 minutes the first time and in less than 10 minutes thereafter.

For the first 10 years or so after I created the LBP in 1985, the only thing I was aware the Process did was eliminate beliefs.  And that was more than enough for me!  I eliminated scores of my own beliefs and made many fundamental changes in my life.  I also helped friends and referrals from friends eliminate beliefs and entire problems, and found a way to apply a variation of the Process in organizations to change employees’ behavior by changing their beliefs about their jobs.

Then one weekend I took a course in meditation that was presented by an associate of psychologist Lawrence LeShan.  By Sunday afternoon I realized that the LBP seemed to be getting people into a “spiritual” state similar to that of deep meditation.

Over the next few months I tried to determine if there really was a “state shift” after a belief was eliminated.  At some point I started asking clients several questions to see if they noticed feeling different and, if so, what was the difference.

Three of the questions included:

  • Is there anything missing?
  • What’s possible?
  • What limitations do you have?

How is The Shift in Identity Experienced?

I discovered that most of my clients said they experienced that nothing was missing, anything was possible, and they had no limitations. When I asked them to describe this experience in their own words, I heard: powerful, serene, calm, peaceful, whole, complete, satisfied, empowered, nothing missing, no limitations and unlimited possibilities.

Asking them the same questions before doing the LBP got totally different responses.  Clients described various things they thought were missing from their lives; many said that a lot was possible to them, but certainly not anything; all described various limitations they experienced at the moment.

At some point I figured out what part of the process seemed to be most responsible for the shift.  After a belief had been eliminated, I asked the client:  “Is it real you created your beliefs.” The answer was usually, yes.  Then I asked: “Is it real now that your life has been consistent with your beliefs?”  The answer again was usually, yes.  Finally I asked: “If you create the beliefs that create your life, what does that make you?”  The answer usually was: The creator of my life (or words to that effect).

I realized at one point that the clients who experienced anything was possible and no limitations had already made a shift in identity.  Whenever people described limitations, I realized that the shift had not occurred.

To insure that every client experienced that shift in identity from merely a physical being to also a spiritual being, I added some material after the belief had been eliminated.  This material got clients to explicitly distinguish/create themselves as the creator of their lives so that they knew it, not as something to be understood or even experienced, but as something they experienced almost as natural knowing.  After I did that, almost everybody made the shift.

For many years I used the term “creator space” to describe the spiritual state the client got into and called this new material, the “creator space process.”  Because I wanted the name of the process to more accurately describe what the process is all about, at some point I renamed the process “Who am I Really?” (WAIR?).  You experience the answer to that question when you complete this short process.

The Lefkoe Belief Process Combines the Best of Psychotherapy and Spiritual Practices

At some point I realized that the LBP was unique in that it combined the best of psychotherapy and spiritual practices.

Most psychotherapists try to help clients deal with reality more effectively. In other words, most clients in therapy have a hard time dealing with some aspect of reality, and experience depression, anxiety, anger, procrastination, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship problems, etc.  So the various forms of psychotherapy use different techniques to eliminate these problems so that clients are able to deal with reality more effectively and have happier lives.

Most spiritual practices, on the other hand, attempt to help people experience themselves as a spiritual being and realize that they are not merely physical bodies living in a material world.  The goal is to deeply experience that “We are spiritual beings having a physical human experience.”

So there are “two of us”: a “creation,” the human physical being, which is experienced as one’s body, thoughts, behavior, and feelings.  This physical being is born, lives a while, and dies. There is also a “creator”—the consciousness, energy, spiritual being—that is timeless, always was and always will be.  While most disciplines deal with one or the other, the LBP deals with both.

First, the LBP enables people to eliminate the beliefs that cause their thoughts, behavior and feelings.  As a result they are better able to deal with reality and they experience new possibilities as a result of not being limited in life by crippling beliefs.  Their “creation” changes and people experience the difference in their internal thoughts and feelings and they observe a difference in their behavior.

Second, the LBP enables people to distinguish and then experience themselves (not merely know intellectually) on a deep, profound level that they are not merely a creation, that who they really are is the creator of the creation.  It is a profoundly spiritual experience.

To have that experience yourself, eliminate one belief free at htp://  The process there includes the WAIR? material at the end.

For information about eliminating 23 of the most common limiting beliefs and conditionings, which cause eight of the most common problems in our lives, and get a separate video of the WAIR? Process please check out:

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Copyright © 2011 Morty Lefkoe


  1. Sam July 16, 2011 at 9:30 pm - Reply


    I don’t know if you’ll read this message as a month has now passed since you posted. You find that when you try hard you don’t do well and when you relax and just do it, you succeed. In trying, you are telling yourself ‘I’m trying really hard, I might fail’ and instructing your brain likewise. When you ‘just do it’, you’re instructing your brain to relax and just get on with it. It seems to me like you just need to relax and ‘just do it’, rather than ‘try to do it.’


    • Ryan Arther July 17, 2011 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Dear Sam,

      That makes a lot of sense… I never thought that I was believing I would fail, but honestly what you said made me think about it in a whole new light. Thank you for your help. I’m going to keep this in mind from now on.

      Sincerely, Ryan

  2. Ryan Arther June 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    What would you say I believe if: I can’t relax while trying to do anything. I feel I must “try hard” to get what I want. If I don’t try hard I won’t.

    BUT… Whenever I just relax and don’t try hard or really “try to get what I want at all” I know I learn more and do better and do well… and when I realize it I “try hard” to maintain it and fail.

    If I don’t try hard which brings me success, I feel I’m taking a big chance that I won’t succeed because succeeding requires trying hard…

    It’s specifically “trying”. I “try”, I struggle, fail and just feel farther and farther away from what I want.
    I “give up” or “casually attempt” something and I usually end up having success flow to me…
    What the hell!

    I might add: I don’t “not try” really… it’s more like… I WANT what I want to get, but if I approach without “trying” to get it, I get it.
    But here’s the thing: If I notice I’m succeeding I start trying and then struggle and lose it. (the thought, the momentum, the good thing I was doing)… I get off track!

    Please get back to me Morty! Thanks!

  3. Sam June 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Sorry, Morty, abt that link, I subscribed earlier and I’ve been getting your free stuff for some time now. That’s how I know! Anyway, these are just teasers aimed at getting folks to part with hard cash for your pricier merchandise.

  4. Sam June 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Good judgment is something you too should aspire to. Maybe when you are older and hopefully wiser. Until then carry on being a happy sucker!

  5. tommie June 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Hello Sam,

    I am so glad that you are in a position to judge other people.


  6. Sam June 3, 2011 at 12:50 am - Reply

    Priceless (borrowed) wisdom designed to push products at a price. Wiseguy, indeed!

  7. mayuk June 3, 2011 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Morty your blogs has priceless wisdom ,keep writing :) .


  8. Sam June 2, 2011 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Silly Americans, don’t your realize that the Mortys and the Tonys are all flakes and just peddlers of repackaged (and often dangerously distorted) perennial wisdom available for free, especially in authentic Buddhism?

    Get wise, you American chasers after the next miracle capsule. You can find wisdom, peace and all the rest you are looking for not by parting with your hard-earned cash in exchange for the pricey, useless merchandise sold my the Mortys and the Tonys and similar vendors, but in a good public library for free. All you need is some time, and the ability to read and an average intelligence to understand.

    Get wise! Don’t expect fast-food fixes to existential problems. They are not healthy. That’s my free advise!

  9. Robin Möller June 2, 2011 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Hey Morty! Love your stuff, truly amazing. But I have to ask you something, have you truly looked into Anthony Robbins teachings? You speak of the same things, and your processes are truly similar. I know you would learn a whole lot if you gave it a real chance.

    • Morty Lefkoe June 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm - Reply

      Hi Robin,

      I’ve read some of his stuff and taken one course and helped a lot of people who have done his work, and I find our work very different.

      In fact, the U of Arizona just did a study on stress comparing our work with Tony’s and found a major reduction in stress in people who had used our Natural COnfidence package and no improvement in the people who used Tony’s program.

      Thanks for the suggestion.

      Love, Morty

  10. Melody | Deliberate Receiving June 2, 2011 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Hi Morty. I LOVE that question: Who am I really? For me, it’s all about connecting with Who We Really Are and having the courage to be truly authentic. It’s a lofty goal, but one that I think is well worth it.


  11. Justin | Mazzastick June 2, 2011 at 5:59 am - Reply

    Hey Morty,
    I am glad to read your post here. It is important that all of us become accountable for our life and our creations.

    It becomes empowering to know that we are not completely at the mercy of some outside force but rather that we are the outside force.

    Beliefs create our reality, so when life occurs to us we are merely living/experiencing life according to our beliefs.

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