29 Nov Gabrielle Bernstein, the “Spiritual Junkie”
Gabrielle Bernstein Bio
Gabrielle Bernstein is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, life coach, and international motivational speaker. She ultimately describes herself as a “Spirit Junkie”. She is married to Zach Rocklin and together they have a beautiful son called Oliver.
As a life coach, her teachings lean towards the application of the principles from the book A Course in Miracles. Mainly focusing on the practice of self-love, forgiveness, and a holistic approach to spirituality. Her blog tackles issues from spirituality to health, to meditation. She teaches Kundalini meditation which is a type of yoga meditation and offers a great beginner’s guide for those who are new to meditation.
From Ted Talks to her participation in Oprah’s SuperSoul Session Talks, Gabby is on a mission to help others tune in with their inner-selves. The New York Times calls her a role model for a new generation of spiritual seekers.
But what makes her truly inspirational is how she found her true purpose in life. Her life story truly is one of hope and faith in building the life we deserve.
For the most part of her life, Gabrielle has lived a very spiritual life. She was raised by a yogi mom and during her teen years, Gabby grew up in Larchmont, New York where she attended a Jewish camp and was the leader of a youth group. But in her mid-twenties, her life veered downhill.
At 25 she was at the head of her own night-life PR business and was a typical party-girl. What she thought was going to define her happiness and self-worth quickly drove her towards a life of drugs, alcohol addiction, and toxic romantic relationships. Her worldly search for happiness and self-worth was leading her down the path of self-destruction.
That was when she realized she needed to change and reconnect with the spiritual part of her life. Gabby asked for a miracle from the universe and that is exactly what she got.
Oct 2, 2005, marked a new beginning for her. She made the commitment to be sober. That night before going to sleep she put out a prayer to the universe and got the voice of her intuition tell her to get clean and get ready for an incredible future lying ahead and she did just that. That was the call of the universe for her to embrace her path of greatness.
Today Gabby has been sober for 14 years and is on a mission to fulfill her true purpose “to be a source of love and inspiration in the world.”
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Gabrielle Bernstein Books
In this audiobook, Gabrielle gives out 6 messages on how to deal with fear and calm the mind to live in peace at all times.
This book is a guide on how to create the life you want. Gabrielle teaches how to attract what you need to build the life you want through spiritual guidance.
Judgment Detox is a 6-step program to learn how to let go of judgments and resentment to embrace a life of compassion. It is a guide to a life full of freedom, peace, and happiness that gives room for miracles.
A #1 New York Bestseller. In this book, Gabrielle teaches how to live in faith. Most people live crippled by the fear of the uncertainties of life. Gabby offers a guide with which it is possible to let go off these fears and have faith that the Universe has your back.
- Miracles Now In this book, Gabrielle offers 108 simple spiritual techniques to live a stress free life. This is a practical guide for a more spiritual and peaceful life.
This is a handbook on how to operate mindshifts that attract miracles in all aspects of life.
In this book, Gabrielle shares the story of her transformation and describes the evolution of her spiritual path. This memoir is a guidebook to fight fear, be open to know perspectives, and creating a life through spiritual awakening.
Here is a 30 days plan to beat all the negative emotions in your life by replacing them with positive affirmations, meditation and visualization.
Gabrielle Bernstein Kundalini Meditation
Gabrielle teaches Kundalini Meditation. This entails yoga meditation practices with use of mantras, breathing techniques, physical movements and hand positions. All her Kundalini meditation exercises can be found in her book Miracles Now
A Beginners Guide to Meditation can also be found on her website where she breaks down what meditation is, the types and benefits of meditation. She outlines a simple guide for newbies with lots of tips and some of her favorite meditation apps.
Even more amazing she has a FREE 4 Track Meditation album available for download. You may want to try that out.
Gabby Bernstein Quotes
Gabrielle Bernstein Podcast
Gabby runs a podcast on Google podcast where she speaks on a variety of topics ranging from how to overcome fear to how to manifest miracles in your life. Check it out here
Also catch her on the following podcasts:
- Oprah’s Super Soul Conversation : Gabrielle Bernstein: The Universe Has Your Back
- Your Own Magic: Gabrielle Bernstein on How to Be a Super Attractor, Power of Surrender, + How Her Faith Helped Her Through Postpartum Depression + Other Seasons of Darkness
- Highest Self Podcast : 225: Become a Super Attractor with Gabby Bernstein
- Happy Place : Gabby Bernstein
- On Purpose with Jay Shetty : Gabrielle Bernstein: ON How To Manifest What You Need In Life & What Blocks It
Gabby Bernstein Affirmations
Gabby has a strong belief in the power of aligning her day with the universe as soon as she wakes up to be surrounded by positive energy. She developed a practice of stating affirmations every morning to align her energy with love throughout the day.
She therefore created the Spirit Junkie App, an app set to show users daily affirmations first thing in the morning.
Here is a collection of affirmations from the Spirit Junkie:
- My willingness leads the way.
- When I focus on what is joyful I bring more joy into my life.
- I am supported.
- I am healthy!
- The Universe supports my desires today.
- I am happy. I am free.
- Today I focus on feeling great.
- Magic is when I ask the universe what I want. Miracles is when I ask the Universe gives what it wants.
- I am responsible for the world I see. Today I choose to release all fear and see love instead.
- I am guided to the right people, places and situations that will support my growth and expansion.
Gabby Bernstein Ted Talk
Gabrielle’s TEDXTalk on Inspiration is a practical example of all of her teachings. In this video Gabrielle talks on trusting the universe to support us in fulfilling our wildest dreams.
In this video she shares the story of her spiritual journey and teaches how to get read of obstacles that prevent us from living our truth.
“A miracle is a shift in perception” Gabrielle Bernstein
She explains what living according to the principles of forgiveness is and highlights the fact that once we start perceiving life with love we can create a miraculous change.
Gabby Bernstein Oprah Super Soul Sessions Talk: The 5 Steps to Spiritual Surrender
In this SuperSoul Session Gabriel used one of the most trying moments of her life to inspire the world on how important it is for us to trust the Universe.
As humans we tend to plan out our lives the way we want things to happen which is good. But sometimes we want things so bad that we become our own obstacle in the process.
Gabby recounts setting out her plans for having her baby. She went ahead and restructured her agenda for that whole year in order to accommodate this new plan for her life. She was so focused on having a baby that she cut off complete communication with the universe and began being hard on herself for not getting pregnant despite her plans.
It was only when she turned to prayer to present herself to God for healing that she was able to reconnect and read the signs the universe was sending her. She received a message from God that her plan was under way in due time. Rather than trying to get pregnant at the moment she thought was best for her she accepted this message and trusted that the universe had her back.
This experience inspired her to design 5 steps for Spiritual Surrender:
- Step 1: Take your hands off the wheel through prayer
- Step 2: Appreciate what’s thriving
- Step 3: Recognize that obstacles are detours in the right direction
- Step 4: Ask the Universe for a sign
- Step 5: When you think you’ve surrendered, surrender more
Why I admire Gabrielle Bernstein
I love the fact that she is sharing her magic with the rest of us. You know, if I had read her book SUPER ATTRACTOR a few years back I would have thought it was full of woo-woo stuff.
But not right now. I think she breaks down the relationship we nedd to have with the Universe to make our desires come true into its simplest form and tells us what works.
I believe since it worked for her it acn work for me too. After reading her book I started tuning into the Universe and asking for guidance and I’m actually getting the guidance I ask for.
I believe she just shows us the endless possibilities and I’m grateful to her for it. I plan to read SUPER ATTRACTOR for a second time because like I always say, I make sure to study my books to get every drop of value from them.
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