25 10 / 2011
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28 9 / 2011
Now let’s step to a brand new song
Because everything’s okay
I’m alright and you’re alright
So let’s celebrate
18 9 / 2011
"The stars don’t have to align, they already have! They’ve aligned in such a way that has created life on this planet. Success and failure are within us. We are born with a purpose in our heart that will never leave us alone. It’s our choice to embrace that purpose and let our hearts and happiness guide us or to make a lower choice and let our fears of failure or success squash what we know in our soul to be true. The only “star” that has to align is our inner constellation of trust. Trust your heart, trust that what makes you happy will always provide for you, and trust that the Universe is whispering your wildest dreams to you and that it will always support you when you are following your heart. The stars don’t have to align, they already have! Now trust them!”
18 9 / 2011
They say that every person you meet will be your teacher. This is a concept I never fully understood until I was in college. So this means every guy or girl you have met, even the people you encounter at the grocery store or the gas station. It was not fate that you met them but it was already planned. It may seem like a scary concept but roll with me for a second.
This whole concept took me even longer to realize with all of the boys/men that entered my life. I use to think they were arrogant jerks who just wanted to play with my feelings but it made them laugh. I would curse them, hate them, and talk badly about them. And I would attract the same guys into my life. I would keep telling my friends I was cursed with this whole relationship ordeal until I started to change my thinking. It started to make sense that these guys were sent to me for a reason - no really they were. The specifics I am not 150% sure about but I am getting there but based on whatever situation I was going through - these guys were my test. I had failed in the past but I will succeed from here on out.
People are sent to you because:
- they are going to teach you something
- help you grow
- help you to open up
- change the way you think
And the list goes on and on but those are the basics. So it is safe to say that every person you meet was properly placed there to teach you something. Take into account each of the people you meet this week from here on out. You will surely be surprised when you take a second to think about why you met this person in your local coffee shop or shared an elevator with a person working in your building. You can take that into consideration or you can sit there angry and upset because of what happened with a certain individual. And trust me this does not only have to deal with relationships. You can apply it to the person who cut you off or the person who walks into you while your holding your morning coffee. Take a second and see.
If you were at a fork in the road, which path would you take?
13 9 / 2011
Gabrielle Bernstein, the Lady Gaga of Spirituality.
Although you will never see Gabrielle Bernstein dressed in drag as Gaga was at this year’s VMAs, her rockstar wardrobe and gorgeous hair make her our generation’s most popular spiritual teacher.
Obviously, it’s not just her hair that’s created her huge fan base, her teachings that remind us that only love is real, keep us coming back for more. Gabby reminds us to always turn to our inner guidance system, the only thing that can steer us to peace in the midst of all the craziness going on in our lives. Gabby reminds us that true happiness can only come from a connection to our inner guidance system, or as she calls it, ~ing (not a new dress, a second call from that hot guy, a promotion or losing 20 pounds). Our inner guide always reminds us that we are enough the way we are right now and that if we are willing to look at our fears with gentleness and love, we can live our happiest lives.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on Gabrielle’s latest book, Spirit Junkie, before it was released and I jumped right in! Much like her first book, “Add More ~Ing To Your Life”, Gabby translates the principles of A Course In Miracles and makes it easy to understand as well as a practical guidebook for our modern lives. She teaches us the principles by recounting her personal spiritual journey and how she has applied the Course to her own life. Not only does Gabby tell us her own story, she provides us with practical tools to release fear so that through every loving action, it is possible to merge with the love of our inner guide. You might be asking, “What is our inner guide?” Our inner guide is that loving voice that always knows what’s best for us, like an inner cheerleader. If we slow down enough to hear it, we gain access to the wisdom that our inner guide provides. The tools that Gabby provides us with range from witnessing the ego (fear based thoughts) to forgiveness to inviting Spirit in to guide us throughout our lives.
Spirit Junkie is a fantastic introduction to the world of spirituality. If you know there has to be a better way to live your life, and you believe in a higher power, but the word “God” make you feel a little weird, this book is for you. Gabby also has beautiful meditations that go along with the book. I tell all my friends to start meditation practice, and these guided meditations are wonderful.
When Gabby sends us off on our own spiritual journey in the last paragraph, it so elegantly sums up what Spirit Junkie is about: cultivating your own spiritual life, a spiritual life that works and feels right for you. “With endless love and gratitude, I send you off with a spiritual connection of your own understanding- a connection that will be yours to grow and share with the world, an everlasting companion on your miraculous journey inward. May you release your fear, have faith in spirit, expect miracles, and always listen to your inner guide.”
Check it out, you may just become BFF with your own inner guide.
You can buy the book now in stores or online here: http://amzn.to/qMQIte