Gabby Bernstein's 40 Day Challenge is at the quarter mark. It's day ten. Waking up and looking forward to pre-made intentions to guide my perspective and mindset really has been a blessing. Money isn't falling from the sky, but I have been seeing so many beautiful miracles in my life. Truly. Friends who show such generosity and love, family who is willing to come together to enrich our lives, my children showing joy and nurturing, and yes... clothes. What can I say, I love clothes but rarely buy them. A friend offered me a bunch of hers and I joyfully accepted the pretty hand me downs. I have two good friends who do clothing swaps (ok... so mostly they hand me their old, new-to me styles) and I LOVE IT! Whatever miracles you have in mind really might appear if you're following along.
So, day 10... begin by committing to self love again. A huge part of Gabby's teaching for the day is very connected to the belief that we are not separate from anything or anyone. We are not separate from love. We ARE love. If we can see that it is all around us and within us, we can see ourselves differently and let go of some of the fears we may harbor.
Today Midday- repeat, "I am love."
PM- At bedtime today, we are going to be using a mirror. Allow your full range of emotions to arise and journal after looking at yourself, looking right in your eyes and repeating, "I love you" out loud.
Accept that self love isn't about being arrogant, selfish, and driven to squash others... it is a celebration of the truth that we are each miraculous and we are deserving of love... the more we give ourselves, the more we are inclined to give others.
Congratulations to us, for making it to day 10 of the 40 day challenge!
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Self love sound selfish, arrogant, stuffy. But self love is the first ingredient in a harmonious life. Self love gives us the courage to be our truest version of ourself, to speak our mind, to attract the people and circumstances that are mutually respectful and positive.
See need to change the voice inside our heads into our best friends, not our enemies.
There is nothing selfish about it- self love allows us to move away from jealousy and competition. When we feel it, we aren't threatened and are less afraid.
You are worthy of the effort. You are worthy of love.
Gabby encourages us to be willing to let go of self doubt and surrender to self love today.
Day 8 in the 40 Day Challenge is all about being willing to see that we invite everything into our world through our thoughts, feelings and actions. It doesn't feel great to imagine taking responsibility for somethings, people and events that are negative- but imagine the power in realizing we are responsible for inviting in the goodness?
Gabby relies heavily on what she learns in a Course on Miracles and shares a prayer from the book:
"I am responsible for what I see. I choose the feelings I experience and decide upon the good I achieve. Everything that has happened to me I ask for and receive as I have asked."
This is where we have to be really open. Who wants to feel to blame for a health condition or a friend who hurt us? A car that has issues starting or a leak in the roof? No one. BUT, I have actually been practicing this idea for years and I can tell you that when my energy is off, it seems to be followed with a series of problems. I am so keenly aware of it now, that I don't participate in things often that cause my energy to shift into the negative. There are only a few causes that I'll allow myself to fight for- because I truly care- in order to protect good energy.
It's truly a relationship between what we put out and what we receive that we have to key into. Could that injury be related to something we are punishing ourselves for? Is it that we are sure the day isn't going to go well, so we see neutral events as assaults? Do we then use our perception to create the negative?
If we can do this in one direction, we can do it in another. Today, let's practice seeing things and asking for more good.
affirmation: I am responsible for what I see.
PM: Shine some light on the ego's darkness. Answer in free write, the following questions:
How have I been unkind to myself?
How have I been playing small?
What is a negative story I've created about myself?
How have I abused myself with my thoughts or my actions?
Let me know how you are doing!!!
When we are open, we can easily see the miracles in our lives- the flower that blooms when we'd lost hope for a green thumb, the sweet gesture of a child, the phone call when we need it most.
Maybe we've closed ourselves off- become too addicted to our relationship with fear, scarcity, lack, negativity? Gabby invites us to see a shift in perception and our choice to let go of fear as the entry way for miracles. Fear, negativity and constriction close off our access to our inner guide- the voice that helps us to notice, to awaken to the gifts in our world.
Today, remember that we are part of everything and that loving energy is around us, ready to support us all the time.
Am : It's time to forgive ourselves for getting stuck in fear. It's time to believe in miracles and to be grateful and willing to participate in the dance with the universe again- the one that joyfully co-creates.
"I believe in miracles!" repeat your affirmation on the hour if you can.
In the evening, Gabby has a special meditation just for us! Go to www.gabbyb.tv/meditate to download yours!
Let me know how your journey is going!
They say forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves. This applies to forgiveness of others as we let all of the weight and emotion - the negative chords of that relationship slough away, we find ourselves magically lighter. Some things are hard to forgive. Many of us need to start with the hardest person to forgive- ourselves.
Gabby explains that letting go of the fear based past opens up new paths for our heart. An unforgiving mind is suffering and miserable. We need to allow ourselves to be forgiven for choosing fear. We have to start with self forgiveness.
Today, I let myself off the hook. I look upon my life's experience with a loving eye. I forgive myself for all my fearful thoughts and actions. I know that when I let go of my anger and self attacks, I can re-calibrate my loving presence within. I forgive myself and clear space for loving guidance to set in. Today self forgiveness is my primary function.
PM: We will be using Gabby's guidance to forgive the fear based projections we've created for ourselves.
For more on these affirmations: Check out Gabby's book: May Cause Miracles
My first favorite from Gabby- Super Attractor
Let me know how you're doing today!
Many, many great spiritual teachers explain that gratitude is the great multiplier of good in our life. If you want to change your vibes and feel better- to attract more in the law of attraction- look around you and see everything with the eyes of a grateful heart.
From the sun shining on the green grass to the five cents you saved on gas, there is always something to be grateful for. As we begin to see and feel the joy in writing down our gratitude or acknowledging it- we can take it a step further. As we progress, we can start to flip the neutral parts of life and even the negative into something worth cheering for.
For example, that car accident could have been a reminder to slow down- not just the foot on the gas pedal, but the metaphorical gas pedal in life. We get injured and realize that we stubbed our toe three times to remind us to watch our step in the decision making process. We thank the rain for the flowers and the sulky child (ok, that was my life yesterday) for reminding us that what is most important is helping our child to feel loved and grateful her or himself. Our other work can be put aside for the moment for the real work in life.
So, at the end of today, we are going to be writing down the biggest list of things we can be grateful for. We are going to be aware that messages exist for us and guide us all the time. Opening our heart to gratitude is the key to shifting our energy- to showing more love- to attracting more goodness.
I started a journal for all of this, maybe it's a good idea for you to do the same? Download all your joys by the bedside and rest well tonight. This might be a practice we keep!
Gabby's Midday Miracle Moment- set your alarms for the affirmation in the image above!
Today, we are invited to look at our life with new perceptions. We all tell ourselves stories and hold beliefs- many of which simply aren't true.
What if we let go of our old, limiting beliefs as Gabby invites us to do today. What if we acknowledge them and allow love to enter in- by seeing a new possibility?
Today, we take a break at lunch time- take your Miracle Moment. Ask yourself what your fears have been and replace them with our affirmation.
I choose to believe that there is always a loving perspective. I choose to see love.
At night, use my letter above or write your own letter to your inner guide. Gabby calls it our "ING".
Repeat the words aloud or meditate on them. How does it feel to be supported by something invisible? How does it feel to shift our energy from the fear to possibility- even for a moment?
I loved the letter to the ING so much, I made it into a graphic and turned it into the wallpaper on my laptop. I am printing it to post it in more than one place- especially places where I most often feel the stress and fear surface. Feel free to use my image if it helps you on your journey!
It's the second day (ok, I took a day off but I kept up the other alignment thoughts). I woke up and meditated, listening to the brief narrative from Gabby. Yesterday, we were willing to become aware of our fears. Today, it's about opening up to new perspectives.
So, set your midday reminder. Take your miracle moment and repeat your mantra. My alarm went off at noon, just as I was preheating the oven for some "molten lava chocolate cookies" for my son's 13th birthday with family. We were following a Tik Tok recipe so you can imagine the amount of guessing involved in their execution. I wasn't able to shut the alarm off in between the oven mitts and the stirring of chocolate, the list of to-dos for the family celebration ticking off in my mind. BUT, I repeated my mantra inside my head.
"I am willing to see things differently."
This was the reminder to keep love in my heart. To make things special for my oldest who has had a rough go of it lately. To breathe and enjoy this day, this moment.
In the evening, we will be listening to a meditation and noting our fears.
I set up my note book like this:
My Fear List: Affirm (write next to each fear) "I am willing to see this fear differently. I am willing to see it with love."
When I think about most of my fears that surface they are mostly connected to leaving a legacy. I don't care about being the best, the most powerful, the prettiest, the smartest or the most popular. But, I care about being an extraordinarily loving mom, someone who helps others see their own gifts, and an authentic person. I care about uplifting my family. I care about doing something special. I want to be published and to help others heal. I want my books to help adolescents and others see that the universe isn't hopeless but filled with infinite possibilities. I care to manifest.
And...I want some really beautiful clothes and an amazing home for entertaining.
Some of my fears are around the basics: If I were to die today, Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter? Did those I love know I loved them? Did I leave a legacy?
As you work through your fears today, there is also the upside of the fear. The possibility that it shows you love. For example, my fear of not being a great mom makes me realize how lucky I am to have beautiful children and a family. I can see that fear as proof that I am a good parent as I wouldn't fear it if I didn't care. What fears have lessons to teach you? What love can you see when you flip the perspective?
Tune in for more. Love yourself today. Shift your perspective. Cause miracles.
Gabby Bernstein is my new favorite. Yep. Her little book, The Super Attractor, landed in my Audible just when I needed a new uplift. I love to listen to uplifting audio books as I walk, workout and get ready for my day. It helps me get into a more positive head and heart space. I loved this book right away. Gabby has a way of tying together so much of what I've already learned and read, but making it seem simple and applicable to my day.
As soon as I was done with Super Attractor, I knew I'd want more. I found May Cause Miracles and guess what- it's a forty day challenge! Gabby is giving me daily prompts- okay, she'd give them to you, too if you read her book. Each week we are practicing and applying the different principles she uses to love more, appreciate more, and attract more good into her life.
Curious? You can do this with me, if you want!
Here I am on day 1... and the first step is to simply become aware of my fears. We have to become aware of fear so we can release it and choose love instead.
So, in your journal, jot it down.
1. What experiences trigger my fear?
2. What thoughts trigger my fear?
3. What feelings come over me when I'm in fear?
4. How does my fear affect my behavior?
At noon, recite your Miracle Moment: "I am willing to release my fear."
At night, there is a meditation to do and a moment of assessing the fears we noticed to release them. Check out her website: Gabbybernstein.com to get the meditation or try out one of her amazing YouTube meditations.
I am looking forward to having a little more guidance every day. How about you? Let me know if you try this!
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