3 Spiritual Steps to Thrive in Uncertain Times

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Right now, we are all on this wild, often scary journey together … all of us throughout the world. We are seeing so much suffering, and we have to start showing up with a different mindset each day so we can bring more empowered energy to our experiences and our day-to-day life.

A lot of folks are feeling disconnected, and when we’re going through a collective worldwide trauma—we have to do our part as spiritual people. We have to wake up each day and say, “How can I see this through the lens of love?” We have to wake up each day with the willingness to surrender our fears and ask them to be transformed. We have to learn to rely on a spiritual foundation of our own understanding, so that we can get through the chaos of these times.

I recently pulled a card from my new Spirit Junkie card deck (coming out in October) that really resonated for me at this time. It felt so special in this moment because this card is extremely important and meaningful for where we’re at today. It says:

Today I consciously choose to think loving thoughts, take compassionate action and bring forth peaceful energy.

So let’s take a cue from this card. It points to three spiritual steps that will help you to thrive in uncertain times.

Spirit Junkie Consciously Choose to Think Loving Thoughts


Ask yourself: What CONSCIOUS THOUGHT can I choose with love today? Perhaps something different than before you started reading this blog.


Ask yourself: What COMPASSIONATE ACTION can I take that might have been different than something I thought I was about to do? Maybe you woke up, felt mad at someone and said, “I’m going to go and show them how pissed off I am right now. I’m going to block them.” I want you to ask yourself, what compassionate action can you take instead?


Ask yourself: What can I do today to bring forth more PEACEFUL ENERGY? For instance, you can sing a song to your child. You can post an empowering message on social media. You can meditate before your Zoom meeting.

If you start your day by responding to these three prompts, you’re going to feel more connected to others and more spiritually aligned. You will bring forth positive energy, but most importantly, you’re going to feel better. When you show up each day feeling better, you receive inspired ideas, you receive momentum, and you receive inspiration to do things you wouldn’t otherwise do.


Here’s a real-life example:

People are looking for employment right now—and we’ve been hiring some folks to work on my team. We put the job posts up on LinkedIn and received thousands of applicants. It can be challenging to stand out among all the applications. But there were a handful of people who were quite aligned with LOVING THOUGHT, COMPASSIONATE ACTION and PEACEFUL ENERGY.

Those people let this vibration of positivity move through them. They took the inspiration a step further to reach out to me through a direct message or with an additional note to my support@gabbybernstein. As a result, some of those resumes that may not otherwise have been seen if they were just posted on LinkedIn came to my inbox. That’s the kind of inspired action that happens when we start to live in this way.

What is really important to remember is that it’s not just about taking action so you can feel like you’re doing something. It’s making sure that your action is backed by a peaceful, empowering energy that has resonance. And that resonance will get through, even if it seems impossible.

When I responded to an application with, “Let’s get on a call” or “Facetime me right now,” it was because the energy coming through resonated for me.

I want you to rely on your spiritual foundation to recognize the power of leading from a place of compassion; when you do, that impact goes right through your message or email. Trust that when you’re in alignment, the Universe is working (through the Internet or your friend who is making a referral) to get you to where you need to be.


Many people are suffering, and there’s not a lot of really clear guidance on how to get through what’s going on.

The clearest guidance I can give you is to align your energy with the highest good.

  • Line up your thoughts with the highest good.
  • Stay open to creative possibilities.
  • Do what brings you joy.
  • Follow these three steps every single day.
  • Maintain a positive mindset.
  • Bring forth more compassion and kindness for others.
  • For more support, you can listen to my new Audible Original, You Are the Guru. (It’s free with your Audible Plus membership or free trial.)

I promise you, things will get easier. It’s when we succumb to the dramas, when we overload on the news, when we get into the attack thoughts, when we make erratic decisions because we’re just mad and want to act out, when we don’t develop a strong foundation—that’s when we fumble, get depressed, or feel as if we have no way out.

If we don’t begin our day at a level of heightened consciousness, we will get taken down by a level of unconsciousness, fear, uncertainty, negativity, chaos—all of that anxious collective energy.

Ask yourself those three questions today:

  1. What CONSCIOUS THOUGHT can I choose with love today? (How can I be more loving in my thoughts?)
  2. What COMPASSIONATE ACTION can I take that might have been different than something I thought I was about to do? (How can I be more compassionate in my actions?)
  3. What can I do today to bring forth more PEACEFUL ENERGY? (How can I bring more love and energy and positivity through everything I do throughout the day?)

My message for you is to take your energy seriously. Take your thoughts seriously. Take the level of compassion that you manifest in your life seriously.


Card Deck Image SJ I am super excited about the upcoming launch of the new Spirit Junkie card deck. The gorgeous designs are by my best friend, Micaela Ezra.

The deck will be released on October 27, 2020—preorder your copy now!

I have written nine spiritual self-help books with messages that have changed my life, that have transformed my circumstances, that have helped me move through really major adversity and come out the other side feeling free.

When we love and accept ourselves, we shine brightly—and that energy radiates outward, inspiring others to do the same. These cards will guide and uplift you on your journey to living an inspired life. Let them support you as you release old fears and patterns, step into your power and choose love.

I welcome you to lean into consciously choosing thoughts with love, taking compassionate actions and bringing forth peaceful energy, as the card I shared today suggests.

Check out the rest of the cards in the Spirit Junkie card deck. Each message is beautiful and can bring you some peace or inspiration at this time and beyond.

Preorder your copy now!


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  1. Hi Gabby!
    Thank you so much for opening your heart and soul to us and guiding us towards love. Another great article! I just finished “The Universe Has Your Back” yesterday and loved it! Will “You Are The Guru” be available in book format?

    1. You’re welcome, Auburn. So glad that The Universe Has Your Back resonates with you! You Are The Guru will likely be available in print in 2021. xoxo

  2. My daughter Shannon Kelly whom is a beautiful soul had me reach out to you. I recently lost my husband after a long 2 year fight. He gave us the most beautiful journey to the end of his whole fight! With the most beautiful end. Thank you for the 3 steps I’m going to try really hard to follow this every day! After all his hard work I don’t want to fail him with such a troubled ❤️ thank you

    1. I’m deeply sorry for your loss, Chris, and I want you to know that I’m holding you with a lot of love and compassion right now.

      I’m grateful that you found these three steps helpful.

      As you continue to process your grief, here are some other resources that you might find helpful:

      The Grief Club by Melody Beattie
      Tears to Triumph by Marianne Williamson

      Important note: Unexpected emotions can arise when you practice EFT. If your loss is very recent, or if you feel overwhelmed by grief, tap with caution or wait until you have recovered more. Talk your therapist or doctor before tapping if you’re new to it or not sure how to handle strong feelings that may come up.
      Brad Yates video for tapping on loss & grief: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDyw3MLwzmo&feature=youtu.be
      The Tapping Solution (Nick Ortner) 52-minute audio lesson and EFT guidance on processing grief: https://www.thetappingsolution.com/blog/grief-hurts/

      Jack Kornfield guided meditation on grief: https://jackkornfield.com/meditation-grief/
      Chopra Center written guidance on meditating after loss: https://chopra.com/articles/healing-after-loss-meditation-for-grieving

      You’re in our thoughts. Sending you much love. xoxo

  3. Thank you Gabby. Your email came at a perfect time. I’m on week four of your book ‘May Cause Miracles’ and I am experiencing miracles! I’m so very grateful for all your work. I’ve made huge shifts in my life. I love it.


  4. Thank you Gabby!!!
    This was a beautiful inspiration & a great way to start the day. I had just finished the Mini Judgement Parts 1 & 2 when I opened this email … just more icing on the cake 🙂

    Thank you for the time & effort you put into your new book “You are the Guru”. I have listened to it twice & finishing my 3rd time while practically writing it word for word in a new journal … I love audible listening … stopping & writing down things that resonate … that’s how I make them part of my life.

    I want you to know how much I appreciate your teaching …. it truly has changed my life and I am on my way to be My Guru!


  5. Thank you Gabby!! I needed this today, and I feel more positive and connected after just reading this. I can’t wait to put these into practice today! Big love to you, and thank you for everything <3

  6. Thank you for the daily reminder. Much needed as I practice love, kindness, positivity and the belief in divine power. Truly an inspiration to my life since I read my first Gabby Bernstein book, The Universe Has My Back.

  7. Thank you for this much needed reminder to align myself with the Spirit and bring the light to all I come into contact with today! (especially my husband!) I’m so happy I opened your email this morning as it was exactly what I needed to read 🙂

  8. I love that you pulled this card. At one time I took a screen shot of the Spirit Junkie app affirmation “Today I consciously choose to think loving thoughts” and I saved it to my Notes. I pull it up every morning.

  9. These cards are adorable! I can’t wait to see them in person. This message and reading this email this morning with my coffee feels really good. Thx gabby

  10. Oh I love this so much and I’m going to write it out and put it by my desk! Thanks Gabby for this reminder. “What can I do to bring forth positive energy” is the prompt I need to keep going back to. We’re all rolling with the punches and adapting to new advice and guidance every day but working with these reminders constantly and consistently will help to keep me where I want to be. xx

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