The Magic of Yes

The Magic of Yes!

By Kate Corbin

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.” – Joseph Campbell

You know, I think I get it. I think I finally get it that there’s no one else out there saying YES or NO to our desires – no parents, bosses, spouses, no Universe, no God, no karma, no destiny. There’s nothing and no one else granting or denying us what we desire. It’s our choice. We can say YES to ourselves and attract what we desire or we can say NO and repel what we’re asking for. When we choose the Magic of YES! we allow all our dreams to come true.

To gain insight into the magical powers of YES, let’s take a look at its etymology. The word “Yes” comes from Old English and Indo-European roots meaning “So Be It” and “May It Be So.” Clearly, then, when we choose the Magic of YES!, we’re conscious creators declaring “So Be It!” When we say YES, we’re creating our lives in accordance with our own desires.

As children, many of us were trained with NO. According to a UCLA study, the average child hears the word “No” more than 400 times a day! “No, you may not have another cookie.” “No, you are not staying up past your bedtime.” “No, you cannot have that expensive new bike.” “No, you are not wearing THAT to school.” No! No! No! Having internalized all these restrictions and limitations, it’s no wonder we learned to restrict and limit ourselves.

Having LEARNED to say NO to ourselves, we can now LEARN to say YES! When we say YES, everything changes. When we say an emphatic YES! to ourselves, we are filled with an empowering Life Force Energy. Life opens up for us in magical ways. Happy, supportive people appear. Awesome circumstances line up for us. YES! is the magic word that unlocks all the doors. Here are some doors that my clients have been able to unlock by learning to say YES! to themselves:

  • He said “YES! I CAN start my own business and do what I enjoy.” And he’s loving every minute of it!
  • She said “YES! I CAN have the relationship of my dreams after two failed marriages.” As you wish!
  • He said “YES! I CAN make good money in real estate even in today’s ‘tough’ market.” Ka-Ching!
  • She said “YES! I CAN attain and maintain my ideal weight after being heavy my entire life.” Hello, Gorgeous!
  • She said, “YES! I CAN be on Oprah.” So be it!

If you’ve been saying NO and depriving yourself of what you really want, it’s time to utilize the Magic of YES! Whenever you hear that unpleasant word NO creep into your thoughts, stop and replace it with YES! Stop telling yourself NO. YES feels so much better! Let go of restrictions and limitations. It’s up to YOU now. What do YOU choose?

Here are some YES! Affirmations to help get you started. FEEL yourself having it your way as you repeat these kinds of positive statements:

  • YES! I CAN manifest whatever I desire.
  • YES! I AM a magnificent creator.
  • YES! I DO believe in myself.
  • YES! I AM gorgeous.
  • YES! I AM wealthy.
  • YES! I DO accept and love myself completely.
  • YES! I AM brilliant.
  • YES! I AM happy.
  • YES! I DO feel so very good.
  • YES! I CAN have the new car / the sexy lover / the perfect body…

Say YES! to having what you want. Say YES! to following your bliss. Say YES! to love and joy and adventure. Say YES! to fun and prosperity and Well-Being. Say YES! to feeling good. Say YES! to living life fully. Say YES! to dreams coming true. Say a hearty YES! to your adventure. Empower, transform and free yourself by choosing the Magic of YES!


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.