The Magic of Positive Expectation

By Kate Corbin

“Anybody who ever succeeded at anything came to a place of expecting success.” – Abraham-Hicks

In January of this year, my sister called to tell me about a Friends & Family special her chiropractor was running. For $11, he was offering an exam, a full set of x-rays and a chiropractic adjustment. All this for $11? How could I say no? The exam revealed and the x-rays confirmed that I have a scrunched up, compressed lower right spine. I wasn’t really surprised because, although I hadn’t mentioned it to him, this area of my back is occasionally painful and I tend to “baby” it.

As he explained the treatment process, it felt like solid support that could enhance my own healthy lifestyle and I felt intuitively that the time was right to get my spine aligned. I mean, I get my car aligned, don’t I? Why not my body? And, as a Law of Attraction Coach and practitioner, I’m all about alignment.:-] So I signed up for a year of chiropractic care and set my most positive intention for a happy, healthy, perfectly aligned spine.

Although I started chiropractic treatments with great enthusiasm and hope for magnificent results, after three months, I found myself wondering if it was really going to help me. I started thinking maybe it won’t do much after all and I’ll be disappointed.

This led me to the huge realization that I have a disappointment vibe which has convinced me, at various times in my life, that something will not work out for me and, therefore, it hasn’t. I saw clearly those occasions where I had given myself fully over to the disappointment vibe so that something I had wanted very much resulted in disappointment.

Aha! I realized anew that it is absolutely up to me to continue to believe, to continue to desire, to continue to focus on the result I want and, therefore, to bring that result out of pure potential. I realized on a much deeper level that I have a choice about how things work out. I realized that it does not matter how masterful the chiropractor is. If I’m disallowing a positive outcome, it will not happen.

Fast forward another three months. Although I had staved off the disappointment vibe for a while, it started to creep back in — “maybe it won’t really do much after all. Oh, well, I tried.” — that sort of thing. This led to even deeper clarity about my power to choose. I can stay the course and maintain positive expectation OR I can give up and give in to disappointment.

It’s like the Abraham-Hicks story about the journey from Phoenix to San Diego. They talk about how we get to the halfway point, around Yuma, feel discouraged and go back to Phoenix. Somewhere in our journey, our old programming about not being able to have what we want kicks in. It seems easier at that point to give up and go back where we started. The problem is that “going back to Phoenix” only strengthens and deepens our old programming for disappointment.

“You must train yourself into positive expectation. You must train yourself to only expect to succeed.” – Abraham-Hicks

So here I am in Yuma – at the halfway point in my year of chiropractic. From here, I see my choices. I can give in to the disappointment vibe and disallow the positive outcome I desire OR I can use my power to choose positive expectation and continue to stay focused on what I want. As I become aware of my old programming and acknowledge what’s actually at stake here, I can consciously choose to keep moving forward. I can consciously choose to create new neural pathways for positive expectation to replace the old neural pathways for disappointment.

This is where my power lies. When I choose to “keep heading for San Diego” filled with positive expectation, I’m choosing to believe I really can have what I want. And this choice and this belief make all the difference in the world.


Kate Corbin is a Law of Attraction Coach and the creator of Gold Star Coaching. Both her coaching practice and her three ebooks – “Manifesting from the Inside Out with Law of Attraction,” “Dining at the Cosmic Cafe, How to Be and Do and Have Whatever You Desire,” and “Think and Grow Thin with the Law of Attraction” – are designed to empower you to truly live the life of your dreams. To contact Coach Kate, download a free copy of her ebook “Magical Musings on the Law of Attraction,” and subscribe to her ezine, visit Gold Star Coaching.