How to Truly KNOW the Universe Has Your Back

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Note: I updated this post in 2019 to give you more resources and guidance!

The practice of trusting that the Universe has your back no matter what is the greatest gift you can give yourself. It’s all about living in certainty. It’s about being in a place where regardless of what’s happening around you, you can trust.

With this practice, obstacles are opportunities to deepen your love of the Universe, and difficult situations are divine spiritual assignments that help you heal and grow.

In this post I dive into that idea of certainty — of fully trusting in the Universe.

5 steps to knowing the Universe has your back

Watch the video below for a breakdown of the steps, then keep reading for detailed guidance on how to truly know that the Universe has your back.

This practice is a daily commitment

There’s something I want to be crystal clear about: This practice is not for dabblers! We can’t just say, “Maybe, sometimes, when it’s convenient, I’ll trust in the Universe.”

It has to be a daily commitment. We need to be in a daily dialogue with the Universe. We must be in a proactive relationship with the presence of love.

When you trust in your relationship with the Universe, your desires come into your life faster than you can imagine.

The path begins to clear and you can see more easily. Things begin to flow. Invisible angel wings materialize and lift you up.

Step 1: Become ready to accept that there is a presence far greater than you supporting you

The Universe has my back | Gabby Bernstein | The Universe Has Your Back card deckThe first step in your path to certainty is becoming ready to accept that there’s a presence far greater than you supporting you.

So I ask you right now…

Are you ready?

Are you ready to accept that?

Maybe last week you weren’t ready. Maybe you weren’t ready yesterday.

But maybe today you’re like, “YES, Gabby, I am ready! Bring it on!”

Shout it. Be proud of it! Own your readiness.

Step 2: Tap into the feelings of what you desire

Step 2 is to tap into the feelings of what you desire. You can tap into what you desire by meditating regularly.

When you feel joy during your meditation, your connection to the Universe is strong.

Joy is the ultimate creator. Meditation offers us a very powerful way to tap into our desires. If you’re reading The Universe Has Your Back (or plan to), check out the meditation workshop that goes with it!

In this 2-hour online workshop I lead you in guided meditations to heighten your intuition and become a magnet for miracles.

You can also meditate with me right now! Get comfortable and press play below on my guided meditation to clear blocks and receive:

Step 3: Be in a dialogue with the Universe every day

The third step is to be in a dialogue with the Universe daily, whether it’s through prayer, writing or conscious conversation.

This doesn’t have to be complicated. You can say (silently or out loud) or write in your journal, “Thank you, Universe, for guiding me to what I need to hear today.”

Once you express your gratitude, be receptive to hearing guidance.

Guidance comes in many forms

I always trust in the direction of the Universe and know that I'm being guided. | Gabby Bernstein | The Universe Has Your Back card deckWe receive guidance from the Universe in different ways. You may feel an intuitive knowing, such as a clear sense of what to do, a moment of clarity or a sudden realization.

You might also hear a wise inner voice, whether during meditation or in the midst of daily life.

Synchronicities are another way the Universe gives us guidance. You might be in a bookstore when a book falls off the shelf in front of you. A song might start playing that has the exact message you need to hear. A friend who can help you might call you seemingly out of the blue.

Guidance also comes through signs if you ask for them.

The Universe is creative and delivers guidance in ways that will get our attention and resonate with us. Do not write off anything that feels like wise, loving guidance. Be conscious of the messages you receive and know that it’s your connection to the Universe.

Step 4: Cultivate the feelings you desire

The next step is to consciously co-create your reality by tapping into the feelings of what you desire and cultivating those feelings throughout the day.

That might mean you talk about what feels good, and you do more of what brings you joy. For example, I know cooking brings me joy, so I make time to get creative in the kitchen!

The fastest way to achieve success in every area of life is to assume the energy of joy. This is true for any kind of goal, whether you want to find a romantic partner, a new job, better health or anything else.

Joy is the ultimate creator. In the video below I talk a bit about why it’s so powerful…

Tap into what you desire by answering these questions in your journal: What feeling do you desire? What can you do each day to tap into that desire?

Step 5: Pray for the highest good for all

Next, stop praying for certain outcomes and start praying for the highest good for all. How beautiful is that? It’s so simple and so powerful.

This is a very relaxed way of settling into certainty. You don’t need to control outcomes. In a relaxed state, we are back in alignment with the Universe.

This simple shift reorganizes everything so that you can just allow and receive miracles. You can simply say:

Universe, thank you for supporting me. I surrender my desires and expectations, and I pray for the highest good for all.

Step 6: Establish a spiritual relationship of your own understanding

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabby BernsteinFinally, establish a spiritual relationship of your own understanding.

This relationship will change and grow over time. But wherever you are right now, honor it.

Honor what this relationship is today, whether it’s magnificent and loud and present, or whether it’s a quiet whisper.

Whatever your relationship to the Universe is today, that’s exactly what it needs to be.

As you practice these steps, you will strengthen that relationship. The more you ask for guidance, the more guidance you will receive.

Your commitment to this way of living will unleash the presence of your power and help you relinquish the need to control so you can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom.

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  1. Dear Gabby! Hope you don’t mind that I treat you in such an informal way, but, after reading 3 of your books, I kinda feel you as my friend. Your books have helped in ways I don’t even know how to express. With you, I started a beautiful inner journey that I am really glad I did. Finally, I feel that I am in the right path, although I know that this journey has just begun.
    Your books raised in me a profound interest about Dr. Wayne Dyer work. Could you name some of his books that you highly remmend me to read, please?

    I send you a huge hug from Portugal❤,

    1. Great question, Rita. Gabby often mentions the Dr. Wayne Dyer greatly influenced her on her spiritual journey. When it comes to choosing a book, let your intuition guide you. Trust that the one you choose is the one that you need. xoxo

  2. I’m so grateful I stumbled across your name and was open to looking deeper Gabby, it’s changed everything for the better xxx

  3. Hi Gabby
    I bought Super Attractor on Audible is there a link to your manifesting workshop I can access?
    Also I was searching for the morning mantras to music you mention in the book could you send the link? Or how to find? So excited I found your inspiration!
    God is working for our good

  4. Thank you , Gabby, you are the angel on the earth. I practiced here The Choose Again Method, because I discovered the belief pattern, that God has abandoned me and I am not worth it to ask for guidance and help. I felt truly abandoned and sad, then I forgave the thought, then i celebrated the shift and the best-feeling thouht is here: I establish my spiritual realationship, where i am learning to ask for more guidance and receive more guidance. I claim my rights to ask for guidance and help from God. I am valuable to ask for guidance and receive guidance for the highest good for all. Hallelujah!

  5. Thank you for the beautiful book. “The Universe has your back”.

    I too have had a similar background of struggles and low points in my life as you had. Thank you for your testimony and for your beautiful spirit. You have been someone that is healing me as well as others in this world. To me your are one of my “Angels”. If you ever have any doubts that you struggle with about this world, you now have someone else you have never met that is praying for you and supports you 100%.
    Keep writing and blessing this world with your love. May the Universe and our God bless you not only in this world but forever in eternity. You have my blessings and prayers.
    Respectfully with the love I have been blessed with I look forward to the future not only in this world but in eternity with souls I love to find like yours. In this world I can write you with an email. I don’t know how it is done in the next world but I am looking forward to eternity with people I meet in this one.

    Love William Howard Boardman

    1. I’m grateful that these tools are supporting and inspiring you. Thank you for showing up here and sharing from the heart!

  6. Hi Gabby I have revisited this message because I really need it! I have been bravely fighting an autoimmune disease for a few years and through prayer I have got my stomach back to normal in that I can absorb food – so my weight has normalised so I don’t look emaciated. This is a joy for me. I really know what you mean by being grateful with joy. However, I was diagnosed yesterday with the onset of alopecia, following a lot of hairloss, and I feel so down and upset about this. I am following your mantra and guidance but I am frightened as I love my hair. I serve myself really well as my diet is purely organic and only a few things – mainly brought on by most foods causing allergic reactions and attacking my hair. I guess it’s nice to be able to share this – I have booked myself into a counselling session this week as I’m very stressed. At these times, it’s very hard to trust that the Universe truly has your back and by saying, please let me accept what is of the highest good for all – it seems like I am almost saying I don’t mind if I lose my hair if it is the will of the universe. I may have got this wrong – but surely the universe knows that this would make me desperately unhappy. I hope that my hair stops being attacked and I will continue to pray and believe every moment of the day. I know you are very busy, but I hope that you might include me in your prayers – however briefly! Best wishes, Ann

    1. Thank you for continuing to show up and share here Ann. It’s a beautiful way to show the Universe that you do trust the process and are open to healing. You are in my peaceful prayers. <3

  7. Gabby I just discovered your book from my local library. As I am reading through the chapters I am trying to find the understanding and wisdom that the Universe has my back. I am trying to quit the negative judgement and the self-doubt, that has always held me back. I am 60plus and I have never married, never been in love or told anyone that I loved them. So in your book it mentions quite a lot about love but what if you do not know what love is? sounds like words to song. One of my main fears was that I did not want to be like my mother I did not want to turn into her and be this unhappy person. But in the end I seemed to anyway. I am presently unemployed and have little to no money in the bank. I am always in the endless loop of finding job and then loosing it and just when I finally out of the financial hole. I have to do it all over again. So anyway reading through your book and through your various meditations I hope I will become more clear on my new path to make the corrections and discover my joy. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for this heartfelt share. The most important love is the love that we feel towards ourselves. Continue to move through the book, which will help you facilitate a feeling of love, compassion, forgiveness, and acceptance for yourself. Be gentle and patient with yourself as you move through these new spiritual practices. Showing up here is a sign that you are ready and open for some shifts. I also recommend this blog post for some extra support:

  8. Hello Dearest Gabby. I am Nilanjana from India. Your meditation was phenomenal. I don’t want to mention was going through before (which was polar opposite to what I feel right now) that because I am sooo full of light and love right away because of your meditation, that that is all I can type. You are beyond amazing! You are my angel I believe. Thank you (I can’t thank you enough). I will keep this blog saved for every day in my life and return here again and again 🙂 Lots of love

    1. Very grateful to hear this meditation served and supported you. Keep showing up for yourself by returning to meditation!

  9. Hi Gabby

    What do you mean by “the universe”? Do you know that a lot of what you are saying is biblical and is the living word of the one true God? Although I appreciate your thinking i am unsure why you credit the Universe?

    1. Hi Clare! It’s my mission to guide people to establish a spiritual relationship of their own understanding. In my Spirit Junkie Masterclass digital course, I lead students through an exercise to craft their own Higher Power Statements. I have my own Higher Power Statement for myself, which begins with the sentence, “I believe that there is an infinite force of love within us and around us.” I encourage everyone to follow the spiritual path that is right for them. What I teach is nondenominational, and it’s for people of all faiths as well as people who are nonreligious.

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