Who is Gabrielle Bernstein? My friends asked this question a few weeks back after sending out an email invitation asking them to join me for an author talk and book signing event. Funny, after the event, one even admitted that she thought we were going to see a nutritionist speak. This preconceived notion all shifted when Gabrielle Bernstein, otherwise referred to as "Gabby," entered the Fairfield Theatre company (FTC) stage last night.
Gabrielle is a speaker, author and a role model to many women all over the world. Her life experiences as a theater student, event promoter and public relations professional have brought her to a place of deep, very deep abundance and gratitude. Her journey was not easy from drug and alcohol abuse to relationship heartache to financial worry to even caffeine addiction. Her formal training is deeply rooted in A Course In Miracles but she has also recently found a strong connection to Kundalini Yoga. Today she blogs, talks, writes and leads meditations inspiring others to create what she calls the, "Miracle Mindset."
The "Miracle Mindset" includes shifting our thoughts to ones of gratitude. Someone with this mindset will:
- Say and think in the face of tragedy, "there has to be a better way"
- Turn inward for solutions
- Be in a state of flow
- Practice forgiveness and uses the "F" word like it's a full time job
- Live in a state of faith
Her latest book, "May Cause Miracles" just launched and last night she shared her deepest desire. This desire is to reach those that feel called to serve at a deeper level. This book is a 40 day program that involves daily inspiration and practices. She knows deep within her that our radical shifts can not only shift our own world but also the world around us.
"I have the infinite capacity to create everything I desire" ~ Gabrielle Bernstein
You might be asking yourself, what does this have to do with nutrition and my health? In her book, she has an entire chapter dedicated to the body. She feels like this section of the book is a very important one and fills our "container" in a way that we may have never imagined or thought about previously. In order to thrive in society and our everyday lives, we must fuel our body with nutrients that will allow us to be able to be our very best. She and I both agree, that our optimal self will not 'show up' unless the self-care is there. By shifting the mindset, it is much easier to get to a healthy place. In fact every corner of our life will flow and work together….I like to see this as a domino effect except in this case, the dominoes stand up tall instead of falling down.
My favorite part of the evening was the facilitated meditations. Gabby modernizes her meditations with upbeat music and positive talk. Her opening meditation focused on conflict resolution and the deep pain being still held from the Newtown shooting incident. In closing she played a powerful version of the Beatles song, "Let It Be" in order to release all that we were willing to let go of. Here is a description of the inner conflict meditation directly from Gabby. She recommends this daily.
The night was magical in many ways. Her down-to-earth approach resonated with the audience as attendees lined up during the Q & A session to share their own life struggles, successes and wide-eyed ah-has. Gabby lit up the room with her smile and get-down-to business approach to spiritual practices. She reminded us that we all have within us the ability to heal, love and live to our highest potential.
I found a great deal online where you can purchase her book and get some freebie gifts. I'm jumping on the deal and think you should too! Join me for the 40-day journey to fill up our containers with love, gratitude and forgiveness! Click here to purchase your book and join me and others on this wonderful journey called YOU!
In Health & Complete Happiness,
Alison Held, M.S.