14 Ways to Make 14 Miraculous

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14 waysIt can be hard to believe amidst the holiday hustle and bustle that 2014 is actually here. Rather than merely hope 2014 comes through for you, seize the opportunity to make January a beautiful, miraculous month — the month you Reignite Your Life!

How long have you been living a life that’s almost — but not quite — the one you dream about? So many of us spend years (or decades) longing to live a more fulfilling, exciting, and authentic life. But old patterns and fearful beliefs hold us back.

It’s time to stop dancing around the perimeter of the person you are here to be. Dive in fully and completely! Follow my 14 ways to make 2014 miraculous and kick off the New Year with powerful energy and enthusiasm.

Tip 1. Be willing to change
Your willingness is crucial in maintaining and sustaining long-lasting change. The key to making resolutions stick is to choose something that you really want to change! Your resolution won’t stick if you don’t REALLY want it. Rate your resolution on a scale of 1 – 10 (10 means you really want it). If you’re under 5 maybe reconsider the resolution for another year.

Tip 2. Find a resolution running buddy
When you make a commitment to yourself and another person you’re more likely to stick to the plan. Find a friend who wants to be your resolution running buddy. You can support each other on your path. It’s really helpful if you share the same resolution and work together to maintain the positive change.

3. Say nice things to yourself. You’re the only one listening
Sometimes the biggest bully you know is you. This New Year become aware of the unkind ways you speak to yourself.

Tweet: Every thought is an affirmation either lifting you up or knocking you down.

Your thoughts speak louder than words and it’s time clean them up and use them wisely. Pay close attention to the negative thoughts you repeat over and over. Then do your best to re-frame those thoughts in an empowering way. For instance, if you’re constantly thinking, “I’ll never reach my desired weight,” then re-frame that thought to, “I am taking powerful steps towards my desired weight.” A simple shift in your thinking can create a miracle.

4. Start your day off right
Don’t check your email as soon as you wake up. Sit for at least one minute of stillness. Recite a positive affirmation, like, ‘I’m going to respect myself today,’ or use one of my affirmations from the Spirit Junkie Affirmation Alarm Clock. In addition, avoid watching the news for at least an hour. Start your day with positivity and power.

5. Get social with your change
In 2013 I kicked sugar using social media. I made a commitment to myself and my followers that I was going to quit the sugar once and for all. I posted daily pictures of the healthy food I was eating and cooking and I tracked my day count off of sugar. Reaching out to the community kept me accountable and supported my desired goal.

Tweet: If you’re ready for a miraculous shift then get social with your change.

6. Focus on what makes you feel good
One simple way to energize your life, create more time and be more productive, is to feel inspired.

Tweet: When you focus on what is joyful you bring more joy into your life.

Take time to engage in your hobbies, read inspiring books or listen to music that you love. You don’t have to wait for inspiration: find it by focusing on what gets your mojo working and you’ll energize every area of your life.

7. Get creative
This year, tap into your creative side. Creative hobbies will take you out of your daily patterns and ignite your inner spirit. Pledge to engage in a creative project as often as possible. You’ll find that time spent in creativity heightens your happiness and gives you more energy for the other areas of your life. For instance, this month I begin a 6-week ceramics class and I’ve committed to making miracle mugs for all of my friends! (Stay tuned for the instagram pics!)

8. Stop binge watching episodes of Revenge

Confession: I spent the better half of 2013 watching Revenge and Breaking Bad. I admit that I’m also severely addicted. These days it’s way too easy to get sucked into TV and lose track of time. We can spend hours sucked into Netflix rather than use that time for creative projects. Take a TV break and replace it with something more inspiring. Take walks around your neighborhood, write in your journal, read a new book, try a fun new fitness routine or meditate with me. Get back all the hours you wasted binging on Netflix and reignite your life with new activities. Next time you’re about to press play on the next episode of Revenge press play on this video instead.

9. Fall in love with your exercise method
I believe that the best way to stay committed to exercise is to fall in love with your exercise routine. When you find joy in exercise then you begin to long for it. For instance, I choose exercises that make me feel childlike, such as, jumping on the mini trampoline or rollerblading. When I ignite my inner child I have more fun and I fall in love with the experience. Being in love with my exercise routine makes me wake up each morning psyched to get back on the trampoline or strap on the rollerblades.

Find an exercise routine that ignites your inner spirit and fall in love with it! Falling in love with your exercise will make it an exciting part of your day rather than a chore.

10. Just show up!
The Kundalini yoga masters taught that 90% of the practice was just showing up to class or sitting down to practice yoga. If 90% of creating a new habit is just showing up, then we can take the pressure off. If your goal is to work out more, remember that 90% of the resolution is to get your butt to the gym! Stop waiting for something major to happen—just show up for change.

11. Keep it simple
Have you ever desperately wished you could make change happen overnight? If so, you’re not alone: we’ve all been there. But we must surrender to the fact that real change happens by adding up subtle shifts.

Tweet: Each subtle shift creates a new experience of positive change.

When we add up these moments, we create new behavior. It’s important to keep it simple and stay in the day. Let yourself off the hook! Instead of getting overwhelming by focusing on changing your whole life right now, simply begin paying attention to the moment-to-moment subtle shifts. Trust that the miracle lies within the subtleties. For support on creating these subtle shifts check out the new release of my New York Times bestselling book May Cause Miracles, available in paperback on 1/14/14!

12. Expand your inner awareness

All of my books and lectures have one common theme: Tweet: When we strengthen our inner awareness our outer experience becomes miraculous.

This New Year accept this truth: as you slow down and tune into your own inner guidance system you’ll receive all the power and resources you need to flourish. Stop looking outside yourself for answers. Begin a meditation practice and expand your inner awareness with my free guided meditations.

13. Repetition creates permanent change
Resolutions aren’t for dabblers. It’s important to repeat your new behavior. Make a commitment to stick to your resolution for 40-days straight. That daily repetition will change the neural pathways in your brain and help you create long-lasting change.

14. Have fun!
The best way to stick to your resolutions is to have fun with them. For instance, if you want to get into shape, find really fun and innovative workouts. Or if you want eat more healthfully, fall in love with cooking awesome recipes.

Real, lasting change — the kind that allows you to launch and sustain the life you dream of — requires you to immerse yourself in your desires, let go of negative patterns, and do it all with openness, structure, and support.

Are you ready to launch your life?

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  1. The issue I have with only saying “nice” things to others whether it’s on social media or in person, is that sometimes we need to say the truth or we need to be ok with conflict because out of honesty and conflict comes new growth, learning, and deepening of relationships. So, I think one can say the truth and handle conflict with as much diplomacy and respect as possible, but others will still get that we’re not agreeing or we don’t think something he or she said or did was appropriate, helpful, etc. What’s your take on this?

    1. I think we need to recognize that when other people make us angry (in real life or social media) that anger represents a disowned part of our own shadow. Before we “get honest” and post a negative comment or say a nasty remark, I believe it’s helpful to get honest with ourselves about why we’re angry in the first place. Once we clean up our own side of the street we may no longer feel the need to respond. Something to consider.

      1. That was a really wise comment, Gabby. I think you’re absolutely right, and I’ve made the mistake in the past of getting negative about someone who was being negative – only to find out I was acting just like them and only making the problem worse.

        My resolution for 2014 is to live as if every day is my last day on earth and just enjoy the heck out of life, as much as possible. And, that when I’m presented with a challenging person to just figure out the best way to deal with him or her in the moment and then move on and let the drama go.

      2. Thank you for your reply Gabby. I think I get what you’re saying, which is FIRST to consider where I might be running into my own issues that I need to address THEN consider if I need to say something. I definitely think I tend to want to do both at the same time! Maybe that is my ego more than my wanting to be helpful. I may still really need to speak up but I’ll probably do it from a better place. I also just want to say I have been doing the sa ta na ma meditation for 20 minutes twice a day and I also say it whenever I feel stressed out, just to myself if I’m around others. Do you think saying it like that in the moment is helpful or just using it in my routine practice? Thank you!! Ann

      3. So, I just posted back to you and asked if you thought saying sa ta na ma in moments of stress would be helpful…and realized my question to you was kind of unnecessary because it doesn’t matter if you think it helps to say sa ta na ma during times of stress or not. What matters is it if helps me, which it does. But what I think I was trying to get to is if this practice of saying it in the moment is something others do or have found helpful. Thanks for your patience! Ann

  2. Hi Gabby,
    In 2014 I would like to manifest love into my life and to help me achieve my goal I’ve purchased your MediDating CD, but I am just a little confused as to how your CD should be used… There are 10 tracks/meditations on the CD – do I listen to one track each day or to all of the tracks in one go?
    Thank you very much and have a beautiful day!

    1. Use the earlier tracks for a few months. they focus on forgiveness and clearing energetic space for romance. then once you start to feel more clear you can move into the later meditations. do the house cleaning first:)

    1. Becky, I wish I had an answer. The issues is that to develop the app on Android I’d have to start all over. Android and IOS don’t play well together. In the meantime you can enjoy the affirmations that I post on my instagram feed everyday. xoxo

  3. Thank you for all of your teachings. In 2014 I’m looking forward to reading more of your books, watching your Vlogs and learning from your teachings. Following your teachings heightened my ability to manifest miracles in 2013 and I know they will continue to flow in 2014 if I stay connected to my ING! Happy New Year Gabby! May your dreams continue to manifest in 2014! (I’m sure the right ones will!) xo

  4. Hi Gabby, I am in a new relationship, one that I always wanted. Great guy with a lot of things I asked for. And now I am facing my ego speaking louder inside of me. Lots of fears of connecting with him, being very critical and basically he is never good enough, it is like I am protecting myself from something I asked for so badly… so silly. I am glad that at least now I am aware and I can do something about it. My resolution is to choose love more times a day every day. To allow the connection to happen without loosing myself in the process. I meditate, I pray, I practice yoga, I have a spiritual coach I found on herfuture.com. I am very willing and things are happening, still is not as easy every day. Any suggestions?

      1. I am reading it right now. on Chapter 8 now. Doing all the exercises and meditations but struggling a lot. I am very willing but man!, it is not an easy process…..

  5. What great information and inspiration Gabby!!! I really felt #8 this past week and picked up my well worn copy of ~ing and got back to some really good stuff you wrote. I started in that moment to practice the ‘f’ word in a big way to get rid of old stuff and make way for 2014. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2014 xo

  6. This is fabulous, Gabby!

    The “just show up” thing is huge and finds it’s pesky way into everything 🙂

    I spent a week in December watching every single episode of “Castle”, and I felt super shitty afterwords…but I couldn’t stop! Taking major lessons from that experience to NOT do it again and build barriers around when and where I can watch TV.

    Much love and happy 2014!

  7. Thank you for posting the vlog about falling out if balance. The deeper I get into this work, the more I am starting to feel out of balance, especially with my long time friends. I find myself wanting to share how much I have learned and how much it has helped me but become insecure about how they might view me and sometimes feel like I sound preachy or pushy. How can I find balance, security, and peace with this new way of life?

    1. Happy New Year! Any insight on how to balance your long life long friendship and not coming off preachy or pushy with all of this knowledge your gaining? I mean when you started getting deeper into this work how did you not want to tell/help everyone you know?!

  8. Hi gabby,
    I’m just fining out of a crazy 4 year battle of transformation, like a caterpillar in a cocoon and it has been a really scary ride… I have already read your may cause miracles and spirit junkie books.. However a couple of days ago I felt really lost. I asked my inner guidance for help and was guided to your “add more ~ing to your life” book.. Ive already read 4 chapters of the book and although I’ve been guided to follow the first 2 chapters for the next 30 days (by both you and my inner guide) I already really feel a deep connection to this book and deep down I know that the tools that you have provided has already started to ignite a shift in me. So I’d just like to say thank you. You’ve already helped me help myself. And for that I’m really, really grateful 🙂 A x

  9. I needed to hear these today. I need to print these off and go through May Cause Miracles again. Having the morning and night ritual really helped me get clear, focused and I had a whole different feeling 🙂

  10. Hi Gabby!
    So great to read what you have to say! As always!
    I started to heal 🙂 and it feels damn good! So grateful that I had the opportunity to share my blockage with you in London and that 2014 is my healing year! I use your guided mediations every day and my life is filled with joy, miracles and help me heal my own community in France.
    Bought the books: “waking the tiger: Healing trauma”, Peter Levine and “the power of premonitions”, Larry Dossey.
    Thank you.
    You rock!
    Sat Nam

  11. Thank you, Gabby. I have loved the vlogs and will make a real effort in 2014 to stop with the perfectionism, which is the bane of my life. I accept where I am today and resolve to be happy in the process of changing, whatever the challenges!

  12. Love this! While I am not a huge fan of New Years Resolutions, just having a simple running list like this is so helpful. I want to say “thank you!” for posting the Kundalini vids. I am a long time yoga practitioner, but recently started a Kundalini practice and I love it. It really has brought even more miracles in my life. Excited for now, and 2014!

  13. Thank you gabby! I am super excited for 2014. I feel so much better since discovering you this year and I’m excited about miracles in 2014. Thanks & love! Ps/ your vlog last week really helped me stay calm around the holidays. Feeling it helped like u said it would 🙂

  14. I am a real TV binge-er and this year I’ve been hooked on Homeland, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black and Breaking Bad. I seem to wait until a series is so hyped and everyone else seems to have watched it and then I watch episode after episode. I did ALL of Breaking Bad in 4 weeks – I have two young children so we are talking all my waking hours away from them (minimal) JUST doing that (EEK!) I explain it away with working on crochet projects but I get absolutely nothing else done. The TV is a liability for me and I need to at least stop the standard ‘una mas’ me and Gwyn both say after each episode. It is definitely not a constructive way to spend time watching one after the other, so, noted and thanks 😉

  15. Thank you for this and everything you do, Gabby. I really needed to hear this today. I am feeling re-energized, re-focused and ready to make 2014 a wonderful and miraculous year! xoxo

  16. Terrific advice! I actually wrote notes for this one and sent it to several people. Got all three of your books for Christmas and diving into the first one very soon. Thanks for sending us your positive energy every week and being such an inspiration:-)

  17. Thank you so much for this Gabby! Really needed this… its crazy how I came across a random video one day and you have literally changed my life… I have never felt happier and more fulfilled then I do now and so much more connected to my soul. Words literally cannot thank you enough for all your books and audio’s it has been life changing to say the least! I wish you all the happiness in 2014 and hope you are able to change more and more lives. I bought a lot of my friends MCM and Sprit Junkie for Christmas and Birthdays last year and it has never gone unappreciated… too many stories to share on here but the things I’ve experienced can only be described as miraculous.
    Lots of love xxx

  18. I think my resolution for 2014 is to start journaling again. I did when I went through May Cause Miracles but didn’t really keep up with it! I just bought a sparkly bronze journal that I think I might start writing in tonight… Happy new year!

  19. Thank you for this blog and everything this year, Gabby! This was the year I found you and your amazing books – right when I needed you. I am expecting many miracles in 2014. Blessings to you! 🙂

  20. Thank you Gabby,
    I love no.10 Just show up – it reminds me Nike motto – Just Do It. It is my own mantra (instead of excuses) for everything what I would love to do in my life:)
    All the best in 2014!
    Love Julie

  21. Love #9! I was trying to explain this to my hubby but he doesn’t understand the importance of the happiness-factor that I want to include in my workouts. I prefer Exhale core fusion classes, dance fitness classes and buti yoga. Male dominated weight rooms filled with judgmental ogling, germ ridden iron-smelling dumbbells, sweaty vinyl lined machines and the air of superficial vanity are complete turn offs for me. Have a happy 2014!

  22. Thanks for this, spurred on by you I was sober for 2013! Thanks for everything you’ve done for me and looking forward to journeying with you in 2014, Georgina xx

  23. Hi Gabby,

    I love your blog and thanks to you and Marianne Williamson, I am becoming a student of ACIM. I begin my first lesson tomorrow and am 250 pages into the text. As a “hopeful agnostic” I am looking forward to the journey of discovering something beyond my ego. A question I have is can one forgive someone fully even when you no longer wish to associate with that person? Can you release anger from afar?
    Thank you and happy new year!

  24. Hey Gabby!

    Going through my gratitude list for 2013 and I wanted to reach out and let you know how grateful I am for YOU this year. I’ve only been a spirit junkie for the last 7 months or so but it has TRANSFORMED my life. You inspire me everyday, nothing can compare to the gifts meditation has added to my life and through your books, god is my publicist and your lectures, I have been able to launch a successful health coaching business as well as a happy, healthy living website and I’m going to be on TV this thursday for ABC’s The Taste as a happy, healthy living guru! I’ve had a dream year and your work was a huge part of it! I just had one of my clients write me the most beautiful thank you email and it made my heart smile so much, I practically was in tears. I knew I had to let you know the incredible impact you’ve had on my life. Thank you a million times. I hope you have a wonderful New Year and I look forward to our paths crossing in 2014!

    sat nam,


  25. G,
    While I adore all of your junkie treats (I like to call them…I’m a MermaidJunkie as you re a spirit junkie;) I’m curious about some inner workings. Mom curious as to what kind of camera you use for your vlogs? Also do you just go off mentally remembering what to say or do you have like a que card of some sort? I know this probably isn’t what you normally get asked… It’s just tickled my fancy to know… Thanks darlin’ & you have lots of mermaid love here in Cali.
    Yours til my next swim Gabby! Happy Day!

  26. I’ve read all of your books and by accident I ordered ACIM so I’m clearly being guided towards the truth.
    I’ve had the most awful experience where the love of my life left me for somebody else. It’s been two years of pure heartbreak.
    As soon as I try to move on, set him free, cut the cord, he’ll be standing outside my door. Wanting to talk things over. And I’m right back to where I started.
    I would love to give him another shot but as soon as we decide to, somethings happens, often it’s out of our control completely, and we’re ALWAYS separated in rage.
    I feel like I cant trust my gut feeling becouse I really love this man in a way that goes above all.
    I’ve tried to see him as toxic, but I can feel his heart and soul and it’s really hard for me to think negative thoughts of him.
    At the same time, I really would like to get married and have a baby and he doesn’t seem able to give me that.
    We have a deep connection which is almost unreal at times. If I’m upset, I use the forgiveness meditation where I see us both as light and where we’re no longer in our bodies. And I always see our souls as one. And as soon as I do, he’ll be standing outside my door.
    I’m searching your website for answers. Do you have a short advice for a sister very much in need?

      1. Year, I just had to open the book and go the chapiter about special relationships. Made me laugh out loud 🙂 my ego is totally playing tricks on me. Thanks 🙂

  27. Love love love, these lovely tips and hints for the new year. Thanks Gabby! I love the universe, my intentions for 2014 were to manifest a magical wear and become a miracle magnet ( I got this idea from spirit junkie clock) since then I have seen little signs everywhere! And now this one. Thank you and have a wonderful 2014 xxx

  28. Thank you for this fantastic post, Gabby! 2013 was a miraculous year and you taught me so much about authenticity and forgiveness. I’m truly stoked for 2014 and can’t wait to show up in a BIG way!!

  29. Gabby! Thank you so much this was so inspirational! I was having an off day and this set me back into a positive vibe. You rock!
    I was trying to change so fast and these tips helped my mind and body to slow down and take one step at a time. I am so excited for this year! Thank you again I am getting your book in the mail soon and I am so excited to read it.

  30. Where do you start when you don’t know where to start? Feeling so completely overwhelmed by anger, sadness, exhaustion, frustration, constant fatigue, feeling disconnected, unfulfilled…how do you know what to focus on first when you’ve struggled your entire life? It feels as though thick, invisible walls have been placed around me and I don’t have any way to get out, over, or through those walls. I have reached my limit and it will take a miracle to release me from myself. Can you help?

    1. I read your post just now and it sounds a lot like where I’ve been before. But, over the last 5 years, it’s changed a lot for me, slowly but surely, and I remember when it started to change. I was sitting in my car in a parking lot, crying, feeling like I could not go on, I was so filled with pain, loneliness, frustration, and fear. I felt like I had put so much energy and good things into trying for a better life and yet I was still so down. I wished somehow I could die without having to do it to myself. And then, because I was so far down, I just said “For whatever reasons this is my life and it’s so hard, and yet I also do believe I have a really good and strong spirit within me. So ok, I am turning it over to that spirit, I am accepting this is the road I have to be on, and all I can do is keep turning to my spirit and asking for help.” And I felt at that moment such a relief for the first time in a long time, and I felt that however ugly my life was, my spirit was still bright and shiny. I know it might sound cheesey but from that day, even though I’ve had really difficult and challening moments, I have seen so much good change in my life and I continue to see it. The other thing I started doing that has brought so much support and guidance for me is saying the “sa ta na ma” mantra twice a day, every day for 20 minutes, sometimes with music and sometimes in silence. Gabby taught me that mantra on one of her videos. I end with the Serenity Prayer, which is “God, grant me the serenity to accept what I cannot change, the courage to change what I can, and the wisdom to know the difference” and I add “Please grant me serenity, courage, and wisdom in all my interactions with others and with myself today, and in my decision making. Namaste.” And when I’m in a rough moment, I say the mantra and/or prayer to myself. You just have to take today to sit down and start it and turn it over to your spirit, which I believe we all have and will never let us down once we acknowledge it and turn to it. If you want to write me again to vent or share, you can, at annkyates@gmail.com. Namaste.

  31. Hi Gabby,

    One of the things that I have been struggling a lot lately is how to deal with regrets. I am trying and to a great extend am successful at looking at things more positively in my present, however, decisions and choices of the past keep coming back and flashing before my eyes. And when this happens it’s very difficult for me to not feel regrets, disappointment, anger and even extreme frustration. How can u deal with and learn to accept what was when I really don’t like the story?

  32. Wow, really great post. I too am trying to stick with my resolutions and so far I am already following a few of your tips. I find posting to social media very helpful and empowering. It’s amazing the amount of support you can get in return. I had to laugh at myself on #8 because Revenge is my favorite show! But you’re absolutely right, time flies by so fast and next thing you know, you’ve wasted 5 hours. So thanks for posting this, you’re very inspiring. Keep doing what you do 🙂

  33. I have only read chapter 1 on your book May Cause Miracles and things are already happening. I signed myself up for an outpatient treatment program. I am getting a new job opportunity and my husband and I are really trying to work on our relationship more. I still have not been able to get past the first chapter because Fear has played a big part in my life. This chapter is really helping me. Thanks Gabby.

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    1. Actually, I have a question for Gabby related to the meditations I recently purchased from Miracles Now. The one for releasing childhood anger requires I breathe through my teeth and this really feels uncomfortable, as in the minute I put my teeth together and breathe in, I feel really stressed. So, any ideas or suggestions? I am very committed to meditation and yoga and it’s brought me a long way but I also have a long way to go! Thanks!

  35. OMG..#8 …i have to admit my jaw dropped…”how did she knoooooow” lol Luckily for me my netflix is stuck on the loading red circle swirl whenever I go to continue my Revenge binge watch. universes handy work there!

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