Self limiting beliefs are incorrect thoughts and opinions we have about ourselves and life, that can hold us back from living our best life. They can be opinions that we are aware of or they can be buried in our subconscious. We all pick up self limiting beliefs from various kinds of negative experiences we have either as we are growing up or as adults. Of course, the problem with these incorrect beliefs, is that they can hold us back in life, including being a source of difficulty when we are trying to manifest.
You may be trying to manifest a beautiful new home and are having difficulty bringing your new home into the physical realm. You feel like you have tried everything you can imagine to manifest the home you love but after some time of trying you still don’t have your new house. Fairly frequently, it can be self-limiting beliefs that are preventing you from manifesting what you want.
If you quiet your mind and ask Spirit, or your Higher Self or your Spirit Guides for guidance about what is keeping you from manifesting you will get the answer. It is important, though, that you are able to recognize the answer because sometimes we are given messages in unexpected ways. You may be watching a movie and see a really incredible house in the movie and instead of feeling the enjoyment of looking at this beautiful house and maybe deciding that this is the perfect house for you, you may hear a message saying “I shouldn’t have that” or “that’s too good for me”, or “I shouldn’t want a beautiful home”. You would be thinking these thoughts because of a self-limiting belief you are holding in your subconscious, in this example, probably something like “I don’t deserve beautiful things” or “I don’t deserve abundance”. That’s why it is so important to monitor our thoughts when our manifestations are not coming to fruition. We are then able to pick up negative thoughts and examine those thoughts to determine what kind of self-limiting belief the thought is coming from.
Our self-limiting thoughts and beliefs always affect how we feel because thoughts lead to feelings. If we had the self-limiting belief “I don’t deserve beautiful things” it would affect our actions and motivations because by not believing we deserve beautiful things we could still consciously want beautiful things but not be able to manifest what we want because we are holding the belief that we don’t deserve to have what we want. And because self-limiting beliefs are often held at a subconscious level it can sometimes take some effort to expose them.
Once we do expose a self-limiting belief it is essential to acknowledge it and look at all the reasons it is not true. In this example, we are ALL meant to live a life of abundance with everything we want in it. This is how life is supposed to be. So, knowing this it is easy to see why “I don’t deserve to have beautiful things” is absolutely untrue. We ALL deserve to have beautiful things. Sometimes talking to a trusted friend or councillor or even writing about self-limiting beliefs you have uncovered can be very helpful in bringing them out of the dark and into the light so they can be changed to healthy beliefs.