How to Let Go of the Story You Tell Yourself

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I have a gorgeous quote for you from my dear teacher and mentor Marianne Williamson.

Marianne says, “Let go of your story so the Universe can write a new one for you.”

This is what we have to do when we are committed to a life of spiritual growth. We are always learning, growing and saying yes to more ways of expanding our inner wisdom.

We must be willing to let go of our stories

When we’re on a path of personal growth, we have to be willing to let go of our stories. In this video and post I share a simple, powerful way to turn over an old story and ask the Universe to write you a new one.

Watch the video now — you can also follow the steps below.

Surrendering our stories to the Universe

In my book The Universe Has Your Back, I talk about how we can start to shift our perceptions of the stories we once had. The only way we can allow the Universe to come in and change those stories is to be willing to give them up. The Universe can’t take from us anything that we’re unwilling to give away.

Step 1: Witness your story and thank it

I Surrender to a Power Greater Than Me | Gabby Bernstein | The Universe Has Your Back card deckLook at your story — the story of your traumatic memories, your addictions, your experiences with your loved ones, the spouse who cheated on you, the medical diagnosis. And start to thank that story.

Thank your story for being part of your life and for getting you this far, and for making you the amazing person you are today.

Step 2: Let go of the story through prayer

Then you can decide that it’s time to break up with that story, if you’re ready. Let go of the story you tell yourself and surrender it to the care of the Universe so the Universe can rewrite it for you.

This is the simplicity of being on a spiritual path. All you have to do is witness that you no longer want to live that story and offer it up through prayer. You can say to the Universe:

Take this from me and show me a different way. Show me how to see this with more love, compassion, forgiveness and grace. Thank you for taking it from me.

Trust that the Universe has your back

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabby BernsteinThroughout The Universe Has Your Back, I share a lot of different practices to offer up to the Universe the fears, grievances and limitations that hold you back. When you let go of your story and give it over to the Universe, the Universe can rewrite it for you.

If you’re reading the book, use those messages and tools! And if you’re not yet reading it, order it today. You can begin this practice right now. Simply witness an old story that no longer serves you, decide it’s time to break up with it and offer it up to the Universe to be rewritten.

I pray for you all that you have the experience of shifting out of the old victim mentality and opening up to the greatness of all that can come to you when you let go of what was and embrace what can come.

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  1. Hello Gaby,

    I feel so much anxiety due my past and early traumas, I’m lookintg the way to work with them to disolve them definitely in my life.

    Thank you for your videos and wisdom publicity offered.

    From Venezuela,


  2. Wow! This is what the universe ordered up for me. I feel you (and my spirit guides) were talking to me. Thank you for sharing this lesson with such clarity and simplicity. I can do this. Much love to you, Gabby. So grateful that you share your spiritual lessons and gifts with me.

  3. Hi Gabby!

    I’ve been reading your newest book for a couple weeks now and the coolest thing has been happening. I’ve been making the tiniest of shifts, purely in my thoughts and responses, and miracles have been happening. Every. Single. Day. I’m bursting at the freaking seams with gratitude for you, for taking the time and energy to write the book.

    And of course watching this video *today* was a miracle in and of itself, since it’s exactly what I needed to hear today.

    Keep rockin’ on spirit sister!


  4. I just bought your book today. I can’t wait to start reading it. I have heard so many wonderful and amazing things about you!!! I need so good positive changes in my life and I am ready to explore on how to do that.

  5. I was jist talking about this. How all the bad in my life has lead me to this place right now. My beautiful daughters, my wonderful home, a man who loves me. I just have one trouble and it’s always the same no matter where I’ve been in life….money. i just can’t seem to find my way with money. I know I can be successful. I see it in my head all the time, I just have to believe that I’m where I am right now, for a reason. I’ll continue my path, wherever it leads me. Thank you Gabby

  6. Blessings to you for sharing this message. SO ready to give up my story. I’m actually bored with it and the victim I’ve become accustomed to being.

  7. Yes!!! I just finished a blog article about my latest visit home and how, once I shifted which childhood memories I focused on, the vibe of my experience went through the roof! I had the best visit ever all because I focused on all the good things from growing up instead of all the things I wished had been different. Loved your book, btw!!!!

  8. Thank you for bringing me back to the simplicity offered in life when practiced from a spiritual perspective. Thank you for being so consistent and for your weekly vlog. When I’m feeling lost – it’s my first go to. You’re deeply appreciated.

  9. Oh my goodness! I literally was saying to myself, as I observed myself repeating in my mind a story that I have identified with for years, I said out loud, ‘I’m sick of this, I don’t want to keep saying that to myself any longer’. Then, I kid you not the next second I looked at the notifications on my phone & saw at the top of my list, an email from Gabby about letting go of your story! And I just watched the video! Wow! Goosebumps all over my body right now! Thank you Gabby, time to breakup with the old & embrace a new story!

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