How to Trust in the Healing Path When You’re Recovering from Addiction or Trauma

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Note: I updated this post in November 2018 for clarity and additional resources.

In this blog post I want to talk to you about how to trust in the healing path.

It takes courage to be on a healing path

This can be really scary and sometimes just exhausting. It’s a lot easier and can feel a lot safer to check out and fall into an addictive pattern, whether that’s picking up a drink or getting obsessed with work, instead of staying on the healing path.

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But one of the first things I learned in my sober recovery is a lesson that still gives me chills: If you put anything before your recovery, you will lose it.

This lesson applies to any kind of healing. So instead of checking out, join me on the healing path and TRUST in the healing path.

In the video below I share 3 steps to follow. Watch it and take these steps to heal past wounds, trust in the healing path and experience miracles. You can also keep reading for a breakdown of each step.

Why it’s important to trust in the healing path

When I lean toward love, I am led | The Universe Has Your Back card deckBefore I get into the three steps that I outline in the video, I want to say this: Whether you know my work well or you’ve landed on my website for the first time, there’s a reason you’re on this page right now. There’s something that’s up. You’re ready to heal something.

Maybe you’re remembering something, or you’re ready to show up for that experience from your past, or you’re ready to heal that addictive pattern. Maybe you’re ready to change your attitude.

Whatever it is that you’re ready to heal deserves your attention and your focus. If you bulldoze past your recovery, the same assignments will show up in your life over and over and over again.

Treat yourself with compassion

Before I share these steps I also really want to be very compassionate about wherever you are. I understand that when something comes up and you need to heal it, it can be horrifying. It can be so scary and debilitating.

I know the feeling of just not wanting to deal with it, especially if you’ve been on a journey of dealing with a lot of healing and then another thing comes up and now you have to deal with it again. (Alternate nostril breathing is a tool you can use in the moment to release anxiety.)

3 steps to trust in the healing path

Recently I had something come up that is probably the most important thing I’ll ever heal in my life. I’m remembering a past experience and it’s time for me to heal it. I have to really trust in the healing path. I don’t know exactly how this will be healed, but I trust in the path.

I’m sharing these three steps with you to help you trust in the healing path and to stay committed to it myself.

Step 1: Be willing to heal

The first step is to be willing to heal, to really, really be willing to heal. I was talking to a woman I mentor recently, and she was just like, “I don’t want to do it. I don’t want to get into it. I don’t want to remember the trauma. I don’t want to get into the story.”

I said to her, “Listen. All you need is the slightest willingness and that willingness will open the doors for you. That willingness will help you pick up the phone and call me. It will get you into your therapy session. It will set you free.”

Simply being willing to heal will set you on the healing path and keep you on it. It will allow whatever you need to come through.

Step 2: Surrender to a higher power by praying daily

When we say a prayer, we allow our consciousness to receive intuitive guidance. | Judgment Detox by Gabby BernsteinThe next step in trusting in the healing path is to pray. Get into a daily prayer practice of surrendering your plan, surrendering your patterns and turning it over to a power greater than you.

All you have to do is say something like, “I am willing to heal. Show me where to go and what to do. I’m ready to receive guidance, I’m ready to change my patterns and I’m ready to heal.”

In that prayer, you humbly surrender your fears, your blocks and all that is standing in your way of true healing. Praying is a way of getting in communication with the guidance that is always supporting you. This is the most important conversation you could have all day long.

Step 3: Receive the support that comes your way

The final step in trusting in the healing path is to just receive the support that comes your way. Receive the support of the people that come your way. Receive the support of the therapy or the video or the yoga teacher or the book — whatever it is that lands in your lap. Because it will.

When you open up to healing, what you need will be given to you. But you have to be open to receiving it. You have to have your arms wide open saying, “Yes, bring it on. I’m ready.”

Get inspired on your healing path by reading my memoir, Spirit Junkie

In my memoir, I open up about my own recovery from addiction to alcohol, drugs and codependent relationships.

I share the story of how I transformed my life, offering my spiritual journey as a guidebook for overcoming fear, changing perceptions and creating a life you’re psyched to wake up for. I traded self-doubt and addiction for a new kind of high!

Throughout Spirit Junkie I teach lessons from the metaphysical text A Course in Miracles, share practical and spiritual tips, and guide you through meditations to help you on your own healing path.

Take your recovery one day at a time

I want to leave you with this very important piece of advice: Take it one day at a time, especially in early recovery of addiction or trauma or anything that is very scary. It’s a one-minute-at-a-time gig. It’s not something that you can do overnight. Do not rush your recovery. Do not avoid your recovery. Make a commitment to show up for it and be in the presence of it one moment at a time.

I want to be here for you. Please post comments below. I’m here to support you. Let me know how you’re doing, how you’re feeling. You can even just post below that you’re willing to heal. Making that statement publicly will greatly serve your path.

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  1. Hello Gabby, this morning I woke up and my thougts just in a second were going to self doubt because I did not recieve a text message from someone I truly care for. The next thing I did was clicking on the Spirit Junkie app for my daily inspiration: I welcome synchronity and support. It was the message support that made me realise (again….) that I need support. And started to search for “addiction” on your page for support. Because how much I tried to overcome an addictive pattern of codependency: longing for reactions, warm words, to be cared for, confirmation that I am worthy to the other, I am still looking, despite my prayers, meditation, soul searching and spirit practice, by someone else to make me feel good. And I receive silence or kind reactions by times like “breadcrumbs” (so that will keep her happy for now, I did my best). While I am doing my best to keep this special friendship going. And of course this is from my point of view. But I wake up and feel like a loser: here we go again! I am so willing to let go of old believes and to come lose of this dependency. And I am so grateful that in this video you stimulate me and others to step into coinfidence and ask for support. I really, really appreciate it. But Gabby how can I make it possible to stand on my own two feet and still be loving and hopeful to have this friendship in my life? Thank you dear Gaby for listening and your support. Love Simone

    1. I want to honor you, Simone, for doing all you can to show up for yourself. It takes courage and strength to seek support and change habits. If you haven’t read my book, Spirit Junkie, I definitely recommend checking it out. This book has been an inspiration for so many people to heal from addiction and codependency. Here are some additional practices that you might find helpful:

      1. Thank you Gabrielle and your team for your reply and support. And I already have Spirit Junkie on my whising list! :).
        I wish you all the best, much love, light , miracles and inspiration for next year.
        Happy and warm greetings Simone

  2. Thank you for your guidance Gabby! It has taken me years to realize why I cannot just have one drink in certain situations. I recently found an old podcast where you were explaining that addiction can be fueled by the perceived need to keep “chasing” something else. It really hit close to home for me. And though I still I’m struggling with this occasionally, I feel as though it now has a name and I understand my triggers so much better… I believe it has put me on a solid path to healing.

  3. I really want to thank you for the information you have given me. I’m ready to heal what I can’t deal with anymore and I can’t go forward in my relationship with God if I’m holding onto my past and finding loopholes that will only lead me back into my addiction, no more! I will use my past to help others but thanks for reminding me not to rush my healing

  4. Hey Gabby,
    I am on the path to healing food addiction and I am doing ok but seem to relapse whenever my circumstances aren’t completely perfect. For example, When I’m in my daily routine at home I’m fine. As soon, as my family are in town I spiral and fall off the wagon into anxiety eating and bingeing. Equally, I travel a lot for work and my job requires me to be all over the place all the time. It is a rarity that I am in ideal circumstances to aid my early recovery. How am I able to stay on track with healing and recovery when I am placed into extremely triggering circumstances that are unavoidable? xxxx thank you for the inspiring words

  5. I am willing to heal. I finished your book May Cause Miracles last week and I am a little lost without it. It had become a morning ritual with a friend. I purchased A Course in Miracles but have not taken to it the way I did MCM. I just spent an hour reading your different blogs, I did the EFT with your video (which felt synchronous enough as I have found a new therapist that practices Somatic Experiences and EFT and I went through my first EFT with her last week. Until that time I had never heard of EFT and I have had my share of therapy.

    I never leave comments but I have come to trust your guidance after seeing how changed I feel after the 42 days of May Cause Miracles. I am willing to heal. I have abused alcohol and had an eating disorder off and on for almost half of my life. I am tired and no longer want this to be a part of my life. I am willing and ready to heal.

    1. I want to honor you, Cozzy, for doing all that you can to show up for yourself. It takes courage and strength to shine light on our patterns and make meaningful change. Wonderful that May Cause Miracles has supported you on your journey. If you have not read, Spirit Junkie, I definitely recommend checking it out. This book has been an inspiration for so many people’s sobriety. Sending you big love. xoxo

  6. Hi Gabby,

    I’ve just started on A Course In Miracles, and I’m feeling a bit stuck. I understand everything we perceive is really based on our past, I need to let it go and forgive…. I completely resonate with this… the bit I’m stuck on is if the world is as I see it and I create my own reality… did choose my childhood abuse.. And also was the abuse and the fear I felt/feel considered an illusion? Is there anything in the course about this?

    Thank you so much for all the light you bring to the world. I love and appreciate you. Much love!

    1. P.S thank you so so deeply for sharing the anxiety mediation with us all. It made a world of difference and I am so grateful for you!

    2. Hi Magz, I honor you for deepening your spiritual practice and reading A Course in Miracles. These are great questions and as you go through the text and daily lessons, you will receive clarity.
      When the course says that we create our reality, we also have to keep in mind that collective thinking also contributes to and co-creates our reality because we live in community. The those who suffer from abuse, violence, and even the coronavirus do not manifest these experiences. Instead, they are likely the result of collective fear and circumstance. Something important to remember is that the Universe does not provide us with challenging situations– the universe provides us with the guidance and support we need to get through challenging situations.
      Regarding your second question, I encourage you to keep reading the course for clarity– but generally speaking, the course is asking us to shine light on when we are replaying old stories, experiencing the pain from old wounds, and making them “real” in our daily lives.
      I hope this helps! xoxo

  7. Thank you Gabby!
    I am ready and willing to be healed from this long ago hurt & abuse that made me unable to trust men, even the ones who are trustworthy. I want to heal this, so that finally, at 45, I can begin to enjoy a loving, romantic relationship without my vision being clouded from something that won’t let me see what’s happening in the now. It’s time. Time for me to trust again. ❤️

  8. I’m in tears. Healing just seems never-ending sometimes. So hard to not feel alone. Thank You for making these teachings available to us. Much love, Cheryl x

    1. Sending you much love and light on your journey Cheryl. Please know that you are never alone. xo

  9. Hi Gabby! Thank you for this. A few months ago I suffered a traumatic seizure and been having a hard time ever since trusting my body. It turned into severe anxiety and panic attacks. After watching you on the Tamron Hall show it helped confirm to me that I needed medication and I’ve been working with a therapist as well. I would love some advice or guidance from you on if I’ll be able to get back to how I was. I’m so fearful to live my life now and just want to move forward. Thank you!

    1. Sending you prayers and healing light, Tommara. I’m glad that you have a support team in place. May you continue to be guided to any resources that will assist in your healing.
      I absolutely believe that you can shift from fear to faith. Here are some practices that you might find helpful:
      Most importantly, shine some light on the story that you are telling yourself. Do you believe that a shift is possible? xoxo

      1. I do believe that a shift is possible but it’s definitely my ego that keeps going back and forth between of this will be forever or consume my life. I did listen to your podcast from November 2017 on trusting your body along with the meditation. It definitely helped me and I’m going to continue doing the work recommend by you and my therapist, and doctor. I believe that this is just a bump in the road that will lead me to be greater. Thank you Gabby!! I appreciate you!! Xoxo

  10. Hey Gabby! I came across this article while I’m in the process of healing from a traumatic seizure. It has caused me to be fearful of life and even celebrating my small wins. I’m crying writing this because I’m willing to heal and go through this recovery process to get back to life. I hope you read this because I could definitely use some of your positive guidance and inspiration.

    1. Tommara your willingness to heal will guide you to the right and perfect resources and support that you need to recover. I’m so proud of you for allowing your hope to outweigh your fear. Keep taking the next right action, being gentle and patient with your process. You’re doing great work! xoxo

  11. reading your blog post right now in the morning and found that it is so useful for all the healing we need in all areas of our life. Thank you for your good work!

    1. So true, Amy. We are attached to something (checking our social media account, getting outside validation, etc) and these practices could help transform fear into faith. xo

  12. I am ready to heal myself and I ask God to heal my mind, thoughts, emotions, and to give me internal peace, joy and calmness in my heart and soul. I have past trauma that I have been working on for years and I am ready to set myself free. It’s time! I am ready to be free and generate in high frequency and to attract greater opportunities and the love of my life and have my own family Ameen.

  13. Hello Gabrielle,

    My name is Josée, I am from Québec, Canada. I read your book the universe has your back last year. In my 20’s I connected actively spiritually with the source as I was a massage therapist and in my practice I strated to feel the others energy and pain or happiness as I would touch them. I took at that moment my Reiki classes to open up even more to that wonderful feeling. It fated out when I changed my work to TV sales in my 30’s… I am now 44 and am still in the same field of work but it’s not serving me anymore. I have been listening to your video’s since the past week’s on attraction, letting go, control etc etc. If I am writing to you today it’s that I feel lost. I have been meditating since the last year, working on attraction what I want, cause, one year ago, As I was sitting in my home town church ( I love to go there) A voice came to me saying : WHAT DO YOU WANT ? I then understood that I was not asking nothing and going through life expecting… So I started meditating every morning, Lots of messages came out. I did realize that my soul needed a direction that was more surrounded by love than by superficial sales or ego… At that point, last year I had to stop working for 3 month because I had inflamation problems, my eye, my back, my intestins etc… In those days, I ways the most happy and felt free, free to take care of myself. I realized that I wanted to attract the love of my life, since I have been single since 5 years, the 5 years before I was with a narcissic controler, and the 6 years before, I was with a man that I thought would be my husband, but because I couldn’t have kids, he left me ( I had 8 miscarages in 5 years) SO, I sat meditating on the man I would like to have in my life, I saw myself sitting in a bright golden light and him coming towards me… And he came at the beginning of this summer, I have never been in love like that, he was like my half, home, I could stand being appart of him. We went on trips Mexico, New york, Maine, then, he left me one day, he dropped me. I am still recovering from it, trying to let go…. This fall I also placed my mother that is very ill in a home, she is at the end of her journey…. My dad passed away in 2013 with cancer so I have only her left….And, last thing, I need help, cause I have been drinking since the last 5 years, and its getting out of hand, I want to stop but I d’ont know where to start… Since my man, my love (still call him that cause just can’t stop loving him) It’s worst, the drinking I mean… I would like to just have advice on the steps to take cause I am lost. I desire to work on my spiritual path, help others, my cause is children, I love them so much, and the fact of never having some was the worst thing to overcome in my life…. I wish i clean myself and find my path, you make me thing of me, but I just can attract my dreams, I need guidance on how. Thank’s xxx

    1. Thank you for sharing your truth. The fact that you’re posting here tells me that you are ready to heal and create meaningful shifts.

      I’m sorry you’re struggling with alcohol and codependency. In my book, Spirit Junkie, I share how my life became unmanageable due to these addictions, as well as the tools that I used to recover. If you have not read it, I definitely recommend checking it out.

      Have you ever considered going to an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting? The path to recovery is laid out for you in the Twelve Steps and it’s a wonderfully supportive community. I suggest Googling AA in your area and checking out a meeting.

      I am sending love and healing light to you, (and your mom). I know that you can find peace and manifest your dreams. All you need is the slightest willingness to open the door to recovery. xo

  14. Hi Gabby, I’ve never posted a comment on a blog before and I’m not sure when or if you’ll ever see this, but here I go…
    I am a new mom and have suffered from
    depression and anxiety for over 17 years. I stopped taking medication when I found out I was pregnant and experienced so much worry, sadness and feelings of lack while I was pregnant rather than enjoying the miracle of life that was happening inside me. I am by no means a young mom and feel very blessed to have been able to conceive naturally, but even with a precious miracle in my arms, I still feel such pain and sorrow. It is as if anxiety is my baseline. I wake up with it, go along my day feeling it, and go to bed in tears. I have been on medication for many years, and now that I stopped, I realize that those feelings were never healed, I was just made numb to them. I have reached out to doctors and therapists only to be prescribed medication again. My heart doesn’t want to take them, plus I’m still breastfeeding, but I feel so close to giving in. I have already resorted to alcohol for just moments of relief.
    I was recently introduced to your teachings as well as Abraham Hicks, and have been hooked ever since. However, I am experiencing a block. I hear your words and want to believe them for myself so desperately, but my ego is overpowering, demeaning and defeating even in meditation.
    I don’t know what I expect out of this post, but I felt inclined to do this. Thank you for providing this outlet for healing.

  15. I am a 73-year old woman and have had relatively severe anxiety and depression bouts every so many years since my father got cancer when I was 22. When he got fatal cancer, it took me by such surprise, as I was living in Miss Pollyanna land before that. Besides having a physiological reason for these bouts, I can think of no other reason they keep occurring. I am ready to heal.

    1. Sending you so much love and light on your healing journey Donna.

      I want to share some resources with you that I think you may find helpful. is a great government resource. They have a free, confidential helpline that is available 24/7. The number is 1-800-662-4357. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. You can also order free publications and other information.

      If you are struggling to find care, I recommend checking out, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

      I want to honor you for doing all you can to care for yourself. It takes courage and strength to find help and change habits.

      Finally, in case you are thinking about hurting yourself I just want to share this suicide prevention hotline number with you: 1-800-273-8255. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7. There are amazing trained professionals who staff this line. You can also chat with them online at

  16. I recently was diagnosed with Lyme disease, 2 co-bacteria infections (Bartonella and Ehrlichia), and mold toxicity after almost 10 years of unknown health issues. Since July I have been undergoing treatment and healing but realize it’s more than a physical healing I am in need of: it’s a mind-body-spiritual healing.
    I detox in many ways, such as commuting to an AIP diet, implemented daily meditation and daily, and incorporate many of your books, blogs, practices such as EFT (Miracle member!) into my life and have been very dedicated since September. Since this time, I have witnessed beautiful miracles and truly feel I’m being guided and trust that feeling. It’s awesome in the truest sense of the word….but in the last week I’ve hit a rut. I haven’t seen as much progress as I would have hoped to see by now (more physically) and am frustrated and saddened by this. I felt called to post because I know I have the tools to shift my mindset and energy and do, but am struggling emotionally and wanted to express my desire to heal more fully.

    1. Alison, I truly empathize here – I get it. I get it. I felt very similar when in the depths of SIBO and GERD. I honor your journey and I’m holding you in my prayers. We don’t always make progress in the most linear way, and it can feel very discouraging. But I encourage you to remember just that — that healing isn’t always a linear path and it doesn’t always happen on our timeline. Expressing your desire to heal more fully, like you just did here, is powerful. Do your best to surrender your agenda and be open to guidance. Look for the gift in this experience, however difficult (and I know it’s difficult). You have a lot of support, including in the Miracle Membership. Lean on your community and focus on feeling good in every way you can, even if it’s subtle. Be compassionate with yourself. One book that has really helped me on my own healing path is The Mindbody Prescription by John Sarno – you may want to read it if it resonates with you.

      All my love,

  17. Gabby, Thank You So Much For Everything You Do In The World
    Absolute Eternal Gratitude
    And To Marie Forleo too!!!
    You Are So Amazing, I Love You and Your Teams and Everyone Who Will Read This, I Love You So Much!!!
    By The Way I went through a Course In Miracles to heal very ugly traumas and Now Life Is Different, I am so Happy mostly, I still suffer because people mostly, well, Love & Light!!!
    Blessings from Europe!

  18. I am willing to heal. Show me where to go and what to do. I’m ready to receive guidance. I’m ready to change my old patterns and I’m ready to heal.

  19. Hi Gabby, I been facing a traumatizing experience that happened when I was 28 nearly 7-8 years ago that my brother put a bullet in his head and took his life. However, it has taken me a long time to confront this every year on the anniversary of his death as assignment and overcome it. What is the best way to surrender and trust the universe through my recovery of this experience? I love how you created the books so far I have surrendered to the universe made that commitment. Bless you Gabby xx

    1. Lori, first of all, I’m deeply sorry to hear about your loss. I’m holding you in my prayers and sending you love and light on your healing path.

      I believe the Universe works through people, and that often those people are therapists, counselors and other professionals who can help us work through our emotions. Do you see a therapist you can talk to about your brother’s death? If not, then finding someone (even if maybe you did speak to someone in the immediate aftermath) may be the best possible thing you can do for yourself. You may also want to consider attending a support group for people who have experienced suicide loss. You might be able to find a local one here:

      There is no timeline for healing trauma and no “right” way to do it. Treat yourself with a lot of compassion, love and kindness as you heal. You’re ready to heal, which is why you were guided here. You are being guided and supported. xoxo

  20. I am willing to heal. Please show me what to do, think, believe or see differently. I am hopeful and I am willing.

    1. Jen, showing up and sharing here is an amazing sign that you are ready for some big shifts. I honor your bravery and willingness. A great place to start is by committing to practicing the 3 steps in this blog daily. A lot can come up when we commit to our healing journey, so please take it one day at a time and make sure to be open to lots of loving support. <3

  21. I am willing to heal. Show me where to go, and what to do. I am ready to receive guidance and change my patterns and I am ready to heal. I am ready to let go of my victim story.

  22. this is so helpful! I asked my doctor yesterday if I would ever be healed from anxiety/depression or if it was life long. because I have gone to therapy etc. for 4 years and felt healed then I went backwards. It is hard to deal with anxiety/depression after you feel healed form it. Thank you.

  23. I am willing to Heal. Please help me see it differently, and show me what to do. I carry with me a lot of fear, resentment, sadness… I want to let it all go. I surrender

  24. I am trying to heal my severe anxiety and depression. My doctor prescribed an antidepressant for a few months that is working but I sometimes wonder if it is really helping or inhibiting my growth. Sometimes it feels like it just lays a blanket on the actual problems to make me feel better. Regardless, I am still trying to uncover the core problem to really begin healing. I’ve been praying about it and asking for guidance and this is where I found myself today. Your guidance is life changing. Thank you.

    1. All my love and strength to you on your path to wellness. Anxiety and depression can be a lifelong presence, but there are many healing modalities and ways to work with them, embrace them, accept them and find peace and happiness despite them. Your commitment to a spiritual practice will be life changing. Expect miracles.

  25. My son was diagnosed with a rare brain infection (PANDAS) two and a half years ago that has devastated our family, and in my day to day struggles to take care of him, to heal him, I’ve not realized how much healing I need to do. I’ve been willing to want to heal, I’ve been surrendering my path to higher powers, but the one thing I’ve missed that your video brought to light for me was receiving. I’ve been so closed off from fear and pain, that I wasn’t receiving the things that have been coming my way, the many small things like finding a new book, running into an old friend, coming across this video… the Universe has/is dropping daily doses of healing in my lap, and I’m now ready to recognize and accept those little miracles that come my way, and to keep centered in my own healing. Thank you so much, Gabby.

    1. This is a miracle. I want to honor you and send compassion to you for all that you have been dealing with. This must be a very difficult time for you and your family, and I am so happy to hear that you have heard and are following divine guidance. Healing yourself and taking care of yourself will allow you to show up fully to care for your son in an even stronger way. I am holding you in my prayers.

  26. i am willing to heal
    be with and sooth the illness within me, that will birth my cure…
    in whatever time,shape,body,or form life finds me within…
    i dont know how
    but i want to be well
    so i could be the best me i could be
    wherever life leads me
    rebirths me
    grounds me
    i am willing and wanting to do my part
    in healing
    and revealing
    the good
    with integrity filled love, and positive contribution.

  27. So thankful to find this specific message today as I’m actually on an imposed of time of healing from an injury at work that lead to loss of my job. Many things are improving but my heart and mind are not at peace with this healing path and its uncertainty. I frequently pray on this asking for the grace to follow God’s will and path for me, but it remains a great point of unrest. Thank you for this beautiful reassurance. I so often tell others with empathy that I pray for God’s peace and healing love for them, but I resist accepting it for myself. Your message of healing first and foremost is resonating true here.

  28. I am willing to heal. I surrender my plans to a power greater than myself. I open my arms to guidance. I’m terrified of losing everything. I am committed to receiving love from God, my husband, my son, my family and friends and myself. It is time.

    1. Amen. I hold you in my prayers and honor you on your path. The slightest willingness is all that is required. You are supported.

  29. I recently found out I am pregnant. All of my life it is something I wanted, but now that it is a reality (and I just turned 40) I am feeling so uncertain that my husband and I can handle the huge life change and the financial burden. Everyone keeps saying it will all turn out okay, that the most important thing is that we love the child. But it is hard to feel secure with so many unknowns. I had gone off antidepressants when we started trying to conceive and the pregnancy coincided with a resurgence of depression and anxiety that, some days, feel crippling. I am back on medication and doing two kinds of therapy and it’s helping a little, but I feel like I need more. I feel unable to trust in the Universe that it will all turn out okay.

    1. I want to honor you for sharing your truth so honestly and courageously. Do you have a therapist you meet with regularly? If not, I recommend finding someone so you are not carrying this on your own. When it comes to strengthening your faith in the Universe, this is why I wrote The Universe Has Your Back. When you read the book and practice its exercises and principles daily you will experience a miraculous shift and you will KNOW the Universe has your back. You will have faith in your ability to be a wonderful Spirit Junkie mom. This kind of huge life change, even when it’s something you want, can bring on a lot of fear of the unknown. You are not alone. You may want to connect with moms of young kids or other expectant or new parents in your community – that support can make all the difference. xo

  30. Just came across your website tonight after watching you on youtube with Oprah. ( which I enjoyed thank you ) I’m still trying to work out what it means to trust in the universe. (Have had years of pentecostal preaching where the spiritual world was satanic, but walked away from religion as I couldn’t find that peace I was looking for. ) Spent most of my life running away from emotional pain and trying to hold it all together but now ready to stop and let the universe heal me cos’ I sure can’t.

  31. I resonate with the 3 steps. I also have been working on childhood trauma for years and recently I got so overwhelmed that I ended up having to move back home. It is so painful to be here, but I don’t see or feel my way out right now. It’s also making healing much harder. How do I trust my healing process while in this environment?

    1. I’m sorry to hear you are going through a difficult time. There are a couple of books that might be very healing for you, depending on what kind of trauma you are healing. One is Waking the Tiger & the other is Healing from the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

      You can aid your healing with some practices I share in different blogs, though I recommend using these in addition to reading one or both of the above books and/or working with a therapist:
      How to Forgive Someone
      How to Protect Your Energy
      How to Heal Trauma and Accept Yourself

      Sending you love + light on your healing path.

  32. This was fantastic to listen to this morning, just re-enforced my own steps to deal with my PTSD from military service and now a knee injury. I found in these pass few years that my body with 1 type of injury or another, is showing me that I am off path. Thank you for putting this video out there and sharing.

  33. Hi Gabby.
    I am so relieved to find your books, audio books, meditations and website. I am ready to heal myself. So many things over the last 10 months have dragged me down to a very low esteem and my self care is almost non-existent. I did follow Kundalini yoga a couple of years ago and it was amazing. I found one of your books online and now I am ready to go again! Thank you for your amazing inspiration. xxx

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