When it comes to manifestation, the conversation around self-concept (and whether or not it’s “necessary” to focus on) usually garners mixed responses. To some, self-concept is key to seeing your manifestations come to fruition rapidly. While others argue that self-concept doesn’t really matter… unless you assume it does.
If you’re partial to following the Law of Assumption as opposed to the Law of Attraction, you’re probably more likely to believe the latter. This would make perfect sense, as the Law of Assumption maintains that we will manifest only what we believe or assume to be true. Therefore, self-concept is only essential to manifestation if that is your belief.
Our stance? While we don’t necessarily believe that affirming for self-concept is required for you to receive your manifestations, it can certainly help.
And for those of you that have made it this far, only to now be asking “wtf even is self-concept,” allow us to explain.
what is self-concept?
In so many words, the idea of self-concept is exactly how it sounds. Your concept of self. The way you view yourself, your attributes, how you believe people perceive you – essentially, who you think you are. Some examples of self-concept that may be familiar to you are: “I’m so beautiful” or “I get along really well with others” or “I’m always super lucky.”
Note, however, that while these statements are generally positive, self-concept can also swing in the opposite direction. And that is what we want to be wary of when it comes to manifestation – having a negative self-concept. I.e. “everything always sucks for me” or “I can never just get what I want.”
So, with that in mind, it’s pretty easy to see why people may argue that putting emphasis on self-concept is important when it comes to manifestation. Because naturally, if you have a high concept of self, you’re more likely to believe in your ability to manifest your desires. Right?
But, is it absolutely required to manifest?
is affirming for self-concept necessary to manifest?
So, here’s the thing… in our opinion, self-concept is personal and unique to the individual. For some, self-concept is a non-issue. There are those of us that are already confident in our identity and in our ability to have what we want when we want. If you are one of those people, perhaps you may not feel the need to spend as much time focusing on affirming for self-concept.
However, if you struggle with the way you view yourself or even with your belief in your ability to manifest your desires, you may want to take some time to work on your self-concept. We also want to take a sec to remind you that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that!
Affirming for self-concept can only help us in the long run and honestly, it feels great doing it, too. Remember, any delay between you and your manifestation can usually be traced back to your belief system, so if you wrestle with even believing in your ability to manifest anything at all, you probably want to start there.
The best thing about self-concept affirmations is that they’re not exclusive to any one, specific thing you’re trying to manifest. They’re simply for your overall betterment and for the general improvement of your perspective on yourself, on life, and on your belief system.
A few of our faves are:
- I’m so lucky.
- I always get what I want.
- My life is so perfect right now.
- I am a master at manifesting.
- I love being able to manifest what I want, when I want.
- Everything is always going my way.
- Everything always works out for me, best case scenario.
Try affirming a few of these and see how you feel after a few days. And we mean actually affirm them – don’t just say them 3-4 times and then forget or give up.
Yes, we all get lazy sometimes, but not when it comes to getting our desires! Period.
Oh! Hot tip: try saying your affirmations in the mirror when you can. Happy manifesting 😉