The Magic of Releasing Limiting Beliefs

By Kathryn Corbin

“Like each of us, I’ve been hired by the Universe to be myself.” – Michael Beckwith

“I AM good enough!” “I AM lovable!” “It IS OK to live my dream!” These are some of the profound declarations my clients make as they release limiting beliefs. These are extraordinary moments when they realize what’s been holding them back and they release a lifetime of resistance. With a certainty that comes from the depths of their being, they declare to all the Universe: “It’s MY life!” “I AM worthy!” “I AM supposed to get what I want!”

Michael Beckwith writes eloquently about his childhood realization that the boy his family saw was not the Michael he knew himself to be. “At that moment,” Michael writes, “I consciously shut down my cosmic connection and began conforming myself to labels that boxed me into being someone that everyone would be comfortable around.”

Our circumstances are individual and unique, but the results are often similar: We come to view ourselves the way others see us rather than Who We Really Are. We learn to live with disappointment. We acquiesce to being OK without the money, the health, the relationships we desire. We’re even tempted to stop desiring altogether if only it will stop the pain. But it never feels right to do without, to settle for less, to give up on our dreams. It just never feels right.

There’s a battle going on within us when we harbor limiting beliefs. On the one hand, we KNOW we came here to create what we desire. We KNOW we’re supposed to have desires and the Universe is supposed to fulfill those desires. On the other hand, we’ve become convinced we can’t really have what we want. Not really. Oh, maybe we think we can have some of what we want – but only if we work very hard and if we’re very “good” or very lucky.

This battle continues to rage every day of our lives until we root out the limiting beliefs that keep us from living what we came here knowing – that we CAN have what we want, that physical life experience is set up to inspire desire, that we’re co-creating with the Universe to fulfill our desires. Of course, the Universe IS fulfilling our desires. It’s just that we can’t access the fulfillment of those desires until we ALLOW it in, until we BELIEVE we can, until we let go of “I can’t” and re-connect with what our True Self knows for sure – “YES, I CAN!” “I get to choose!”

We know this – no matter how much we try to stuff it down with food or numb it with drugs or run away from it with distractions. It’s still there, calling to us. “I really CAN have it all!” “I AM free!”

Until we release and replace limiting beliefs, they continue to undermine every thought, every choice, every decision we make. Limiting beliefs block the manifestation of our desires. Limiting beliefs block our natural state of Well-Being. As I assist my clients to shine a light on their limiting beliefs, they are able to break the chains and take back their power, their freedom, and their joy: “It IS OK to live my own life!” “I DO deserve the good things in life!” It IS OK to have money!

Once we release a negative, limiting belief, the positive, empowering “YES, I CAN!” knowing steps up quite naturally to replace it. Then, everything shifts. We click back into Who We Really Are and who we came here to be and life becomes a dance – the way we knew it could be.

We live in a Universe of abundance, limited only by our beliefs. When we change our underlying beliefs, everything changes. When we replace negative, limiting beliefs with joyful, empowering beliefs, we release resistance to our natural state of Well-Being. When we do this, the battle is over and we’re re-connected with Who We Really Are. When we release limiting beliefs, we re-align with Source and are moved to passionately declare: “I AM magnificent!” “I CAN have what I want!” “YES, I CAN!”


Kathryn 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.