5 Great Spiritual Questions I’ve Answered Onstage

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One of the reasons I became a motivational speaker was to gather a community of people together in like-minded conversation. All I wanted were spiritual friends to explore ideas and practices with!

I love connecting with Spirit Junkies

Early in my career, when I was coaching clients and transitioning away from my PR job, I’d give talks just about anywhere I could. My first talk was called “How to Make Money in Your Gym Clothes,” which I led at the Learning Annex. All I needed was a space, some chairs and a microphone so I could share my stories and lessons.

As time went on, my audiences grew and my venues grew, too. I started speaking in theaters around the world, with hundreds and thousands of people in the audience, and many more often joining on livestream.

I receive so many beautiful spiritual questions

Gabby Bernstein on a book tour | Spiritual questionsWhether the venue is a community center or a huge cathedral, my mission is the same. And I am always, always moved and uplifted by the connections we create when we gather together, both in-person and online. That’s why one of my favorite parts of every talk I give or workshop I teach is the Q&A.

I’ve had some of my most profound teaching experiences during Q&A sessions thanks to the honest, vulnerable questions folks have asked.

I’m in the midst of my book tour for Super Attractor, and in honor of that I decided to dedicate this post to 5 awesome spiritual questions people have asked me during my live events. I hope my answers help answer some of your own personal and spiritual questions, too.

1. How can I find my voice and be strong?

During my book tour for The Universe Has Your Back in 2016, a woman came up to the mic and said her friend had brought her along to the launch.

She said:

“I’m a singer and I know I have a gift, and I just wanted to say this on the microphone — because I really have a hard time loving myself. So I just wanted to make myself say that, because it’s hard for me to listen to myself and be strong. I let others influence how I feel and how I view the world. I don’t want to waste any more time. So I just want to know, what’s the best way to move forward?”

My answer: Let’s talk about confidence

Make the choice for joy right now

My Fearless Freedom Lights Up the World | Gabby Bernstein | The universe has your back card deckI asked her, “When you’re performing, do you ever have those moments where you feel like you’re not in your body anymore and something is moving through you?”

She said, “Yeah, it feels right. It feels like the best thing that I know how to do.”

If you want to own your confidence, and lower the volume on the voices around you, do more of what gives you that feeling!

When we do what brings us joy, the Universe clears the path. Joy is the highest calibration of energy there is. It’s magnetic. It’s our power. And it aligns us fully and completely with source.

Being in the experience of joy will clear all doubt and release all resistors.

Make the choice today, right now, to do more of what brings you joy — whatever feels meaningful and good to you. The more you allow yourself to be in that experience, the more confident you’ll be.

2. What to do when you feel scared or overwhelmed by spiritual guidance

At my book launch for Miracles Now, one woman came up to the mic and told me she received signs all the time, whether numbers in sequence or other meaningful symbols. She said, “It’s overwhelming sometimes. How do you handle it?”

Receiving spiritual guidance of any kind can be startling when you’re new to it. It can shock you sometimes even when you’ve been receiving it for years, because sometimes it’s so clear or happens so fast that you’re taken aback.

My answer: Be grateful for the guidance

The first thing I said to this Spirit Junkie was, “It sounds like you’re almost scared of the signs you’re getting. Are you scared of it?”

She paused. “…Yes.”

Here’s the rest of my answer. Be sure to watch till the end, because I share an AMAZING story about two Spirit Junkies. It’ll show you what miracles await you when you stay open to guidance.

Say ‘thank you’

Signs everywhere | 11:11 | Spiritual questionsWhen we start to wake up to the presence that surrounds us and is always supporting us, our ego freaks out. Our ego says “Noooo! That’s weird!”

When I see signs, I always say, “Thank you angels.” These messages are for us to use. So if you ever feel startled or overwhelmed by signs you’re getting, start saying “thank you” when you see them. This will reorganize your energy around receiving signs. You’ll relax more and start feeling grateful for the guidance you’re receiving.

Check out my spirit guides blog post for more on how to connect with your spirit guides.

3. What if you’re growing spiritually but your partner isn’t?

At my Judgment Detox book tour stop in L.A., a woman stood up and said that thanks to her spiritual practice, such as going through A Course in Miracles, she’s overcome her anger toward her husband for some past actions. “We’ve had crazy times recently,” she told me.

She said, “I love him. I see his light. He’s beautiful. But… how do I return the light to our relationship?”

My answer: Be the light.

As you raise your vibration, you may no longer resonate as well with people who are at a lower vibration. This doesn’t mean you’re better than them. It just means you’ve woken up a little faster.

Everyone is on their own path

Don’t make your spiritual practice another reason to judge. Let people be who they are and honor their path.

Trust that everyone is on their own spiritual path and their own timeline. Your loved ones may not ever share your beliefs, but that doesn’t matter. Stay committed to your faith and the Universe will take care of the rest.

While you can share your light, be mindful not to push your beliefs. As I say in Super Attractor, if you try to force positivity onto someone you’ll feel drained. The best thing you can do for them is to feel good. When you feel good, you elevate the energy around you, and others pick up on it.

Protect your energy

Pay attention to how you feel around certain people and do your part to be conscious of your own energy. You don’t have to shun or judge people for having low vibes. Instead, choose to create clear boundaries, ask to change the subject of a conversation, or even politely remove yourself from a situation that’s lowering your vibrational stance.

4. Am I hearing the truth in my meditation, or is it ego?

Another woman at my Judgment Detox book tour stop in L.A. got up and told me how she’s been meditating daily to connect with her inner guide, but she said:

“I think I’m the world’s worst meditator. Every time I meditate, I’ll ask, ‘What do you want me to know?’ And then I’ll sit in meditation and I don’t know if what I’m hearing is even the truth. It’s made me realize, I can’t even discern my own voice. How do I know, when I go in meditation, that it’s my inner guide or my ego? I don’t know how to tell the difference.”

My answer: Make a spiritual adjustment

This Spirit Junkie was going into her meditation practice saying, “What do you want me to know?” But she was eager to hear an answer, and her eagerness was potentially creating some resistance because she wanted and expected a specific experience. So instead, I asked her to look at meditation as a way to raise her vibration.

The Sat Nam mantra meditation

Gabby Bernstein meditating | Spiritual questionsThis practice is very simple. Sit for 10 or 20 minutes each morning (and again in the afternoon if you like). Close your eyes and silently repeat the mantra “Sat Nam” in a natural rhythm with a natural breath pattern.

Sat Nam means “truth identified,” but the meaning of the mantra isn’t actually what’s important. The mantra is a tool for helping you get into vibrational alignment. It gives you a single, pointed focus. When your mind wanders or you lose the mantra, just gently come back to it.

Following your mantra meditation, sit with your eyes closed for 2 minutes, no longer repeating your mantra. This helps you get grounded so that you can return your daily life.

5. How do I transition my career to something totally different?

A very chic woman came up to the microphone at my Super Attractor workshop in late 2017 and said, “I’m at a career crossroads. I’m a fashion designer, which I’ve wanted to be since I was a teenager. I’ve had a lot of success and launched my own line… but it’s not fun anymore.”

She went on to say, “The things that bring me joy throughout the day are talking with my coworkers, introducing them to your work, showing them EFT and sending them meditations. I know you transitioned from PR to spirituality. How did you do it? Because this feels exciting, but scary as well.”

My answer: Start now

This is a common question in my Spirit Junkie Masterclass training especially, but it comes up everywhere. Here was my advice to this Spirit Junkie…

She wanted to teach spiritual principles, so I told her: Start now. Start teaching the people you work with, like you’re doing. Start being the light wherever you are. Continue to have so much fun along the way, even if you’re not there yet. The joy you’re having in bringing these principles to life will clearly guide you towards what it will look like in your career.

Be comfortable with the transitional period

When we’re really passionate about a new venture, we want to rush right into it. When we do this, we can push ourselves too far, too fast. Instead, honor the transition.

Choose to see your day job as your personal venture capitalist, funding your dream. And start taking action on your dream in ways that feel good and doable.

Ask me YOUR question on my Super Attractor book tour!

Join Gabby Bernstein on her book tour for Super Attractor

My book tour is in full swing!!

I always do a Q&A at every tour stop, so you’ll have the chance to ask me your question.

This tour will be the first time I reveal the Super Attractor methods… so come out, get your book signed and connect with our Spirit Junkie community.

Check out my remaining tour dates:

  • Oct. 6: Houston (as part of Hay House Live)
  • Oct. 10-14: Santa Fe (as part of Deepak Chopra’s Infinite Possibilities retreat)
  • Oct. 15: Los Angeles
  • Oct. 17: San Francisco
  • Oct. 21: Sacramento (hosted by Weber Productions)
  • Oct. 26: Boston
  • Nov. 8: Atlanta (as part of Attune Atlanta)

Click here to get your ticket!

You’re not alone

I hope each spiritual question and answer I’ve shared in this post has helped to show you that you’re not alone! Whatever you may be going through, there are many, many other people who can say, “That’s exactly how I feel,” or “I’ve been there.”

Let yourself open up to friends, family members and coworkers you trust. Remember that our true power lies in our willingness to be vulnerable.

And if you want spiritual running buddies, check out The Universe Has Your Back & Super Attractor Book Club on Facebook. There are always beautiful spiritual conversations happening, and you can ask questions, find support and help others as well.

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  1. Hey Gabby, absolutely loving Super Attractor, read it and marked my favourite passages and the ones I dip back to, sometimes! I’ve also been pulling a card from the deck each day right now, and it’s really giving me a lift! I have a question, if I may: I’ve been going deeper into my meditations lately, and I’ve seen three dead family members at the same time, four times in the last month. Yet I’ve never asked to see them, I believe that they are at peace, and I’ve not had what I’d call a visitation from any of them, since they died. Yet I am having conversations with them, and I’m fine whilst in the mediation, and then when they leave and I pull back, I open my eyes and find that I’ve been crying! I don’t know where this emotion comes from. I have MS, and I’ve also been working on meditations for my throat,(doubling down on mediation whilst I have time in this pandemic) as my speech is effected, and I work a corporate job where I really need a strong, confident steady voice, and I wondered if the emotion and the ‘visits’ are me busting through blocks which I never have before? I know emotion is largely stored in our gut, but my throat feels tight and I hold a lot of emotion there, I have tense muscles and the mediation I do, is to unblock my throat chakra, I even lie and balance lapis lazuli on my throat as I do my mediation. I know I am of course hopeful and believe that this will work, it will. But the visits and emotion, – can you please explain if at all possible, and reassure me that I’m not a crazy-pants! Lol. Love to you and your family, and be well, and keep safe. x

    1. It sounds like you’re connecting with your energy and it’s moving through you. That’s a good thing. If it ever feels unclear or coming from a negative place, you can start your meditation by declaring that you welcome in only loving, positive energy.

      For more information, you may want to check out Rebecca Rosen’s blog (rebeccarosen.com) and her book Spirited, as well as MaryAnn DiMarco’s book, Believe, Ask, Act.


  2. hi, i have spiritual questions.
    ive recently been getting into spirituality after being raised christian, i’m trying to understand it more.
    is there god or higher power?
    if you never had an awaking and passed away would you still go back?
    why did the universe come to be?
    why did we come here in the first place?

    Please answer! Thanks!

    1. Amazing that you’re asking such big questions. I don’t tell others what to believe, but I’m happy to share my beliefs and hold space for others to crack open to a spiritual relationship of their own understanding. I believe that there is a higher power and that I am here to learn important lessons like how to choose love in all situations.

      My suggestion for you would be to meditate on these questions, and when you’re ready, follow this link to create a faith statement: https://gabbybernstein.com/create-faith-statement/ . My book The Universe Has Your Back also has a lot of tools around strengthening your faith. xx

  3. This was so good to read because it took the emphasis off wanting and getting and put it on appreciating and finding joy in all the gifts that come my way. Sometimes I find myself feeling really ungrateful and forgetting that I’m heading in the right direction and I already have so much good in my life. Thanks Gabby xx

  4. Hi Gabby!

    I need help in understanding something. For a situation that I have been going through for several months, I asked the Universe for very specific signs to some questions – about 4. I got a “yes” or rather, saw my sign each time. Sometimes more than once. This involved another person. Yesterday, it all fell through. Why would I have gotten continual yes signs, only to have the situation not work out the way I was asking if it would? How do I keep believing in this method? I guess my faith is a bit shaken at the moment.

    1. Hi Mary! Sometimes a sign can help up move in a direction that we would have never anticipated. The Universe wants you to have what you desire – or something better. Continuing to tap into that inner wisdom and be open to some big shifts!

  5. Hello Gabby
    I enjoyed reading your message on “Starting now”! I am going through a similar situation .
    I hope to meet you someday .

  6. Eternal thanks, you helped my sister out of a 20 year fog, filled with so many hard lessons – times the universe tried to help her. Your work has been her constant support when, everything opposite of love was enticing her, and she struggled to stay in the knowing. She gave over her fear to the universe and the universe delivered. An amazing unfolding beyond her comprehension. So Gabby, thank you from the bottom of a sisters heart.
    I purchased 1 ticket to your San Francisco book launch, and one for someone else …. who knows what the universe has in mind. ps: sister is in Australia and live in NorCal. Thank you.

  7. This is beautiful. All the questions you’ve listed above are so relevant to me. It actually just gave me goose bumps.

    Keep inspiring us daily. It’s needed now and in this era.

  8. Hi I’m new to all things spiritual and don’t quite know how to trust all these signs . Now I see numbers every day and my sign ( angels ) quite often . One time I felt called to go to yoga even though I had a migraine and walked over to a shelf I’ve seen many times , but on that shelf were 3 small angels .( and I had asked to see an angel if I was on the right path ) How do I trust what I see ? Same for one night I walked into a room I’ve been to MANY times and right in front of me a huge painting of an angel and I’ve never noticed it before ( I had also asked for a sign that day ) .

    1. Hi Camilla! If you’re feeling confused about the signs you’re receiving, bring it back to meditation. A daily meditation (even a short won) can help you feel grounded and get clarity. Journaling after meditation can also be especially helpful for tapping into messages. <3

  9. Recently made a big decision to leave a job of 12 years and take a different one and was so torn and not knowing it was the right time even though my gut was telling me too. I kept second guessing myself. While driving home and still questioning it all even though I made it through 3 interviews and knew I nailed the interview, I look down and my odometer reads 77,777. All I could do was laugh with joy and said thank you!!!!

  10. Number 4 was just what I needed thank you Gabby. It was a bit of ‘drop to my knees’ moment as I realised I’ve been making my meditation practice too complicated! I saw a lot of colours purple, crimson, yellow. It’s the second time I’ve seen these colours when meditating and ‘in deep’. It’s gorgeous when it happens. Sending love ❤️

      1. Thank you so much for 5 questions and the answers! Nr 3 ..really needed and I have found what I was looking for. Thank you for your work and supportive words that..:”I/you are not alone..” Thank you for what you do,for sharing and love.

  11. Love this Gabby. I am doing things that bring me joy. I like how you said to just say thank you to the signs. Right now my phone says 1:11. Not sure what it means, but I said thank you. Can’t wait to see you in CT for book tour and your book comes at the perfect time. My daughter is back at college and it’s time for some self care and manifesting !

  12. Thank you. Blocks. Some can’t get a masters degree. The pieces of spiritual junkie I do get, and understand, helps me become I did not get my masters degreee in an academic setting after a life change. Christ is the master I’ve known most but I get other master ideas sometimes when I let go of ego crap.
    Does your son Oliver have a gourd to play with like a rattle? My friend who served Divine Love as a Christian Science practitioner in Africa was given a gourd as a rattle for her baby nephew years ago. It was a divine folk art gift. I hope your family has one too. Gabby for some beings the only cat, dog, cow, horse or baby one has is in guided yoga classes. I think you get that and your work helps us go on in unique ways if we feel sad we don’t have the pet or the real baby. Peace!

    1. Thanks for this lovely share Maude. Grateful that you’re connecting here and with these tools. Big hugs! XOX

  13. Phenomenal post Gabby, thank you! Number two and three are my favorite’s as I do sometimes feel overwhelmed or surprised by spiritual guidance or spirit on an energetic level, and yes, I have felt that I have grown faster than my spouse while healing from a longterm chronic illness (I have hoped you’d write about this very subject and here it is). He has grown though, I remind myself of that and I always celebrate and say thanks when I see growth in him. You are amazing, thank you again for your wisdom.

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