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) typically requires years of meditation.  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 30 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, last year 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”: First, a “creation,” the human physical being, which is experienced as one’s body, thoughts, behavior, and feelings.  This physical is born, lives a while, and dies. And second, a “creator”—the consciousness, energy, spiritual being—that “creates” the creation.  This spiritual being 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.

To purchase an on-line interactive program where you can eliminate 19 beliefs and get a separate video of WAIR?, go to

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  1. rudrappa agadi July 19, 2018 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Sir, this is a good site. I am suffering from O.C.D. (obsessive compulsive disorder) wherein I have a strong Belief in my Mind that there is something wrong with my Heart, its correct working etc., etc., and howsoever I tried, am unable to come out of this Belief. I have visited many cardiologists and psychiatrist expert in OCD, but am prescribed medicines and the life is going on, but as I wished I was normal. This OCD caught me around 30 years, where first 8 yeas were taken to Diagnose it. Am making rounds to mental hospital. Due to this, I thought that I may not live long and hence started reading on Reincarnation since most of my ambitions are not fulfilled. But, I got good reply from dr.Jim tucker, virginia university, USA. So, now, I have TWO strong beliefs that, am having some sort problem with my Heart and reincarnation, if hopes n desires are not fulfilled. As regards my Heart, doctors say that I have Atrial Fibrillation and am on medication for that. Kindly help me and advise. yours sincerely, rudrappa agadi.

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  3. Sajet November 28, 2011 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Hello Morty,

    I’m following your blog since long, I’m trained in Carkhuff, CBT, REBT and Transactional Analysis, hence, I have a basic background in Psychology.

    You have simplified the whole process of eliminating core beliefs which cause dysfunctional emotions and behaviors.

    I’ve one question which I’m trying to find an answer to:

    We say that events by themselves are meaningless and we see them in a certain way and give them meaning, in other words they OCCUR to us in a certain way.

    Hence we should not give meaning to an event.

    But there are certain events in our day to day life where people do not always say things directly (say in an office environment where there is lot of politics), if one tends to ignore such events, then in the long run, don’t you think the person will be in more practical problems? which may lead to more emotional problems?

    So is it practical to completely shut our inner voice? our judgements about events? our perceptions? to ignore the apparent meaning in an event (though we assume events are meaningless)?

    Thanks and regards,

  4. Lauren October 17, 2010 at 11:10 am - Reply

    I listened to the bonus included with the Natural Confidence Who Am I Really? recording and I feel as if I am learning more and more what is important…and what isn’t. The reference to consciousness being the ocean and we, as individuals, being waves of consciousness, resonated with me in a profound way. In dream interpretation, water represents the consciousness and I’ve had quite a few dreams about the ocean. It looks like that experience I had at my parent’s beach helped me see that it was up to me to realize “Who I Am Really”.
    Love and Light,

    • Morty Lefkoe October 18, 2010 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      Hi Lauren,

      I’m happy that you are getting value from each one of my posts.

      Thanks for letting me know.

      Love, Morty

  5. D from LA July 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm - Reply


    I just finished your public speaking DVDs and what you say above is exactly what I experienced. You’ve saved my career and made me happier than I ever thought I could be. I can’t thank you enough. Because of your DVDs, I am one of the few people on this earth who no longer lives a life of “quiet desperation”.

  6. Luki Salsabila June 30, 2009 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Hai Morty,
    After I used your methods, My feeling is getting more spiritual than before. I also agree that your methods
    required just few minutes for the process. Thank you so much for your amazing methods. God bless you…

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