What would it feel like to trust the Universe?

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So much of the anxiety, stress and inner-turmoil that we experience comes from our lack of faith in the Universe. We believe that we need to make everything happen and control every detail in order to feel safe. We live our lives controlled by outcomes and future plans. In fleeting moments we reconnect with the flow of the Universe. Maybe on a meditation pillow or in a yoga class. Fleeting moments of connection remind us of our truth. But what would life be like if we always remembered that we were being guided? Watch this video for more on the topic.

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  1. Whenever I keep open in seeing the signs that I am indeed guided I settle in a knowing that this cute little journey was made just for me and I am not forgotten. Thanks G. You are a guide for me. P.s- Im headed to NYC tomorrow. Any chance your having a live workshop? If not have any super secret tips on places to seek solitide and reflection around busy times square?

  2. Thank you so much Gabby!! This came at the perfect time. My book is about to be launched, and talk about control and anxiety… yikes! I have felt that peace and freedom before, and recently have gotten caught up in the opposite! That changes today! Blessings to you!!

  3. This vlog was sssooooo incredible to remind all of us on how we can lead a life without always trying to be in control! Your the best Gabby! You always make things so simplistic that it enables one to be able to incorporate this “surrendering” and get back to a fulfilling life! One of reduced stress and anxiety and more of what the Universe has in store for us! Thanks so much!

  4. This really resonated with me today. I recently began job searching and have been totally freaking out/manipulating situations….trying to make the process work on MY time, as opposed to due course. Instead of seeing the process as a journey toward where I’m meant to be, I’ve taken on the fear that the outcome is solely a function of my effort, stress, and control. Thanks for this reminder!!

  5. Great vlog Gabby. I love the simple prayer you suggested to say when we do get in that stuck place. I am trusting more and more and trying to control less and less and marveling at what “shows up.” Friday, when returning from a funeral service I missed the last step on the stairs leading to the platform of the A/C train and landed on my knees. Resting there in shock for a moment a nice woman came to help me up. I was surprised and yet again not so surprised when I heard myself utter: “I was meant to be on my knees.”
    in gratitude-
    Tara

    1. I love that closing comment “I was meant to be on my knees.” I had the same feeling yesterday in meditation. Thank you and Gabby for sharing today. Just what I needed. xxxx

  6. Thanks, Gabby, I’ve been dealing with my son’s addiction for 10 years and surrendering has been a repeated challenge. I think I have a hard time because I don’t trust the Universe to do the right thing:). Why is this so hard? For one thing, I’m so afraid that he will die. I keep trying to “fix” him by preaching etc. So i’m exhausted and he’s going on his merry way. I will take your advice and believe that God is actively involved in this addiction nightmare. Even as I type this, I just shake my head..do i really believe that? I don’t know…I’ll try..Thanks

  7. Wonderful vlog Gabby. Thank you very much again for the reminder to just let go and let God. I need to get back into my daily meditative space again so that the ‘ing’ can guide me as you mentioned.
    Keep up your marvelous work!

  8. I connect with this. Ever since the birth of my daughter eight months ago, as a single mom, I’ve questioned a lot. She starts overnights with her father soon and all I do is worry. This reminded me to trust that what is happening right now is best. It’s very hard to believe that at times but reminders like this are helpful when I feel hopeless. Thank you.

      1. Thank you – the anger I’m carrying around is only hurtful to me however I feel like I can’t be nice to my daughters father; he’s done so much damage. I feel like if I’m nice to him it would be giving in to him. I don’t want him to have this power over me anymore. I don’t understand how or why this happened to me.

  9. Thank you so much Gabby for doing a video on this topic! The past month the struggle of letting go of control and letting the universe take over has been the biggest challenge for me. After listening to your video I feel so much better knowing I can relax and trust that the universe has my back. πŸ™‚ Thank you and your beautiful soul for reaching out to us all! xo

  10. Life’s twists and turns are sometimes so hard to understand and yet when you simply accept, allow and trust, life really does get better and better.
    Letting go of the controlling and relying on the universe can be challenging but it is always the right action. Practice makes perfect!
    Thank you for the vlog, a timely reminder. x

  11. Thank you, Gabby for this great reminder. I always tell my partner and my friends to hand their problems over the universe, but at times I forget to do so myself. I like how you ask your internal guidance system to interpret problems or situations. Great vlog.

  12. Hi Gabby. Great video and perfect timing! I recently started having spleen issues and I looked at Louis Hay’s book “Heal Your Body A – Z” and it said the reason for the issue is because I am obsessing. So your video is another synchronized message from the universe to let go and let god. Thank you for the reminder!

    PS – I love your necklace! Where is it from? It’s fabulous and matches everything!! Sat Nam!

  13. Hi beautiful Gabby,

    Thank you once again for your guidance. Just received your two other books (Add more ing to your life and May cause miracles). Can’t wait! πŸ™‚

    I have always believed (since being awaken through spirituality a few years ago) that the Universe leads me to a greater place and future, where I can share my gifts with the world. Since 2010, I left South Africa (after being highjacked while pregnant, by the way, had a clear premonition about it) and I am not over it yet…. I am not in a great place to move on today… but I put my faith in the Universe for having sent that event to me. I believed that it was a sign, that it was indeed time to leave SA. Even though today, I am very LOST still, I keep faith that the Universe will show me the way πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to finally discover what I am here for πŸ™‚
    Lots of love
    xo

  14. Thanks Gabby. I needed this reminder today. It is difficult for me to let go, but when I do it feels amazing. It is a process, so I am still working at it. I will try your suggestions. Thanks again.
    Suzanne

  15. For some time now, I have been feeling a little lost and know that I am not living my life to it’s full potential…I really needed this message today. Thank you so much Gabby xx

  16. Ahhh! I love this! I needed this. It’s been a long time since you’ve done a post that feels like this. Thank you so much.

  17. I have had the most strange day seeing a whole series of people in the most unlikely of places, I come home this evening to have my husband say to me maybe the universe is trying to tell you something, then I check my emails and see this! You have my back and I KNOW the universe has it too!
    Thanks for the check in! :o)

  18. Thank you Gabby! I really need to hear that. πŸ˜€

    I am reading your book Spirit Junkie right now and on page 17 you write “…my inner turmoil had gotten so bad that I was in a constant state of anxiety. I feared just about everything… Some days I didn’t even have a reason – I was just scared.” This resonated sooo much with me, because this is how I often feel! I don’t feel so alone after reading that. And looking at where you are at now, I know it is possible not to live in a constant state of fear.

    Thank you so much for being so raw and open in your writing and in your vlogs. I really appreciate it, and I know many others do to. I love your work. πŸ˜€

    xoxox

  19. Thanks for the video today. It was just what I needed. My mind has been taken over with fear and anxiety about the future. I don’t need to worry…just let go and trust God.

  20. Wow!! Exactly what I needed to hear and what I have been trying to do all day!! It seems as though I have more energy because of it:) Anxiety for me really makes me tired, its so nice not to be so tired when I’m off work! God Bless You Gabby!

  21. Thank you so much for this video Gabby. You not only know just what to say to make things really make sense to me, you also seem to always have perfect timing:) Trying to maintain control over every aspect of my life is something that I’ve been really struggling with lately and the anxiety that I am feeling as a result is becoming unbearable. Your video is a perfect reminder and example of how I need to just put my trust and faith in my ING because everything will work out the way it is supposed to. Thank you!

  22. Hi Gabby, it is almost as if whenever I ask for a specific subject, you vlog. Yes faith is and courage in the journey we’ve chosen is all that is needed. I guess you can’t serve two masters πŸ™‚ looking forward to meeting you in London in December. Starting kundalini yoga soon so be nice to join you during your workshop
    Satnam x

  23. Such an awesome vid. Ive been caring for my mum who is experiencing depression & severe anxiety which sucks everyone around to live in fear. i love how guided ur msgs are. I woke up this morning & watched this on my iphone in bed, perfect way to start the day πŸ˜€ Gonna go into my day now with a bucket load more faith than yesterday. Thank u for doing these vids gabby, its like having a little spiritual teacher in my back pocket πŸ˜‰ xxx so so so valuable to me.

  24. I wish I watched this sooner because I had an ego- based, controlling conversation with my boyfriend, begging him to commit to telling me when we’re moving in together. I have spent my whole life letting people guide me and have no faith in myself or the universe. How can my -ing help me decipher between my ego and just plain standing up for myself? Thanks Gabby.

  25. Hi Gabby , Greetings from Ireland , Ive been on your website for a few weeks and bought your new book
    You have a wonderful way way with words and I love how you see life , you make it look so easy we seem to forget this and start making it far more complicated .
    Thanks again , you make a difference in poples lives long may you feel so passionate , maybe sometime youll get to ireland

  26. I watched your lecture from NYU and I was HOOKED! You sparked so much within me and I watched/listed 3 times! I’m buying your book and I wanted to thank you for making these videos and reminding us all to trust, receive, and be guided. <3 XOX

  27. Freaking awesome vid Gabby. Resonates a lot. Reflecting on it… whenever I slip out of my faith in the Universe, it is because I’ve become all “lost up in my head”, and momentarily slipped into plotting to work things out and attempting to control outcomes. When I’m flowing in my faith path, I always see the divine signs from the Universe and hear my inner knowing. But when I’m all up in the head, I become completely oblivious to those ever present divine signs! It’s amazing how simple the equation is, yet it takes deep commitment to my daily practise to stay in the flow. My faith mantra is: “When I feel divine inspiration, I act upon it. When I see windows of opportunity opening up, I step forward. My only other job is to go about my business with faith”
    Thanks for inspiring and reminding.
    Bernadette x

  28. Gabby, I feel so overwhelmed. I meditate daily and will try this technique. My Ing has been guiding me to get back to creating children’s books which I love doing. The problem is now that I have time to work on my art more, I’m stressed because my day job is at a cross roads. I feel like my business is not growing and I have been trying things to bring in new business and not getting good results. I’m just scared! I ask for help daily it just feels like a catch 22. I manifest art and love the creation of my characters, I just wish I could do art and not have to worry about money and my day job. What’s a girl to do? I do feel the love it’s just anxiety tugs on my heart.

  29. Hey Gabby, what perfect timing. I have started to experience the crazy-amazing feeling of having no tension or anxiety in moments when I know I would normally be micro managing and over analysing a situation. What amazes me is the fear that comes on the back of it quite overwhelmingly of ‘oh no what about next time when I won’t be able to do that and I’ll be the crazy person again!’ It amazes me the power of the fearful ego. I deeply appreciate this vlog that gives words to how it feels and a specific action to put to use. Willingness, practice and gentleness; I’ll be ok and can breathe the free air. Thank you for yet another life giving message. I love this stuff.
    Cheers, Christy.

  30. So I was stressing out over an event, which dress/hat to wear – going around in circles.. Finally I just said “I’m going to look fabulous no matter what I wear and I trust the universe to guide me..” after that I completely relaxed and the stress was gone. Very cool feeling!

  31. I am on day 30 of MCM course, Totally felt like you knew what I was feeling and felt a shift after listening to your message. Thanks so much for this message, Gabby πŸ™‚

  32. Hi Gabby, how do you surrender your relationship and not try to control it in hopes that one day your other half with make the next step to propose? What If I wait & trust and nothing happens?

  33. Absolutely love this video, Gabby- thank you! I always trust that the universe will put blog posts and videos in front of me exactly when I need to see them.

    I’m currently trying to break a cycle of controlling and have definitely noticed more space opening up for creativity as a result. It’s not always easy, but I have faith that everything will work out for the best. This video was a great reminder of this faith.

    Thank you Gabby! x

  34. Hi Gabby! Remember me!? Lol! It’s really wonderful that are of service to so many people these days. I’ve know what you’re doing for a while but this was actually the first time I watched one of your videos. Brilliant πŸ˜‰
    Sat Nam

  35. Hi Gabby! Remember me!? Lol! It’s really wonderful that you are of service to so many people these days. I’ve know what you’re doing for a while but this was actually the first time I watched one of your videos. Brilliant πŸ˜‰
    Sat Nam

  36. Ohh thanks to my spiritual guide who alert me to reach you after watching your talk at awesomeness fest on youtube. And this video touched me as I have been feeling some panic and fear and with u I realized that is is because of not trusting the universe. I am also interested in kundalini. I m living in Istanbul, Turkey at the moment but planning to move to NY next year. The first thing when I move there will be attending to your course, seminar… And meet face to face and see myself in u. With love, Sevil

  37. This concept has given me so much piece. A while back I heard someone (might have been you) say “If you knew you had help and guidance you wouldn’t have fear.” And hearing that made peace just wash over me. Now when I’m anxious I smile and remind myself. “I have help beside me.” It’s so powerful.

  38. This was such a great, positive energy post you put out into the world that’s very calming to hear. Your true essence just seemed to radiate out, which is what healthy communication and inspiration is all about. Thank you for all your wonderfully uplifting messages.

    So true that what one focuses on grows and what we put out into the universe comes back to us.
    Come visit me on FB at AUTHENTICALLY U! Living in one’s authentic-self can be so inspiring to ourselves and others.

  39. You are so inspiring and I always look forward to the wonderful life lessons you share with us. I didn’t really want to say anything specific about this particular one, I just wanted to show gratitude for all your great work! I look forward to reading your books in the future (on my ‘wish’ list) you’ve also convinced me to invest in a copy of A Course in Miracles. Thank you again. xo

  40. I so needed to see this clip today. I have spent most of my life trying to control every little detail. A hard habit to break, but I am determined to do it.

  41. Great post Gabby! Almost spot on to what I need to hear and be reminded of.

    I’m on day 15 of May Cause Miracles. It’s really supporting me as I move through a LOT of change in my life – personally and professionally. Thank you SO much for sharing your wisdom with such graceful honesty. You are an inspiration to me. XO

  42. This is a powerful, lovely & profound message. To let go & trust the universe is the most magnificient feeling I have ever experienced. I trust it, I believe it, I AM it. What I believe, I become & I believe in freedom, I am free. Thank you G.
    M.

  43. Hi Gabby,
    I’ve recently started meditating and following you! Question – I am often confused about the idea of owning my desire and being unapologetic for it, versus the idea of letting go of our desires and not being connected to outcomes. How can you do the first positive thing without falling into the second less healthy thing? This is a constant battle for me. Would love some insight on this, thank you!!

  44. I was lead to this video, for the third or fourth time today. I paused it to throw some more logs on the fire, and said a prayer, then sat back down to watch the rest of the video. Thank you for being put into my life as a light and a guide TO my inner guide. Blessings and love. xo

  45. How do we reconcile allowing ourselves to relax and be guided, and practice law of attraction at the same time? Law of attraction says to visualize what you want and feel it real – and it works! But don’t know how to allow myself to be guided at the same time as deciding what I want. Its like they are the opposite of each other.

    1. Hi Barb!
      Have you read my book, The Universe Has Your Back? I address this in great depth. I teach how to manifest from a place of love. Here’s a line from the book that may help:
      “Choosing the loving guidance of the Universe doesn’t come naturally to us. We live in a fear-based world, and our default setting is to lean toward fear. The same way that we manifest love by aligning with the Universe, we manifest chaos when we align with fear. We’re always manifesting either love or fear. It’s up to us to decide how we want to create our reality.”
      g
      xoxo

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