I want to acknowledge that many people are suffering in serious and immediate ways — they’re coping with the loss of loved ones, they’re struggling with their own health, they no longer have an income.
I also want to acknowledge the millions of people going to work every day in hospitals, driving ambulances, stocking supermarket shelves, mopping floors, driving buses, keeping cities running, and doing countless other essential jobs, all in a stressful environment.
And no matter your circumstances, the fact is that anxiety, stress and overwhelm are at an all-time high.
We need our spiritual connection now more than ever
In these difficult times, we need to tune in to our spiritual connection. Our faith is what gives us patience. It’s what gives us optimism and hope and helps us feel a sense of peace and safety no matter what.
I want to help you feel inspired and strengthen your spiritual connection, so in this blog post I’m sharing three videos to remind you that you are guided and supported.
You are guided and supported, now and always.
The full versions of these talks are all available as Gabby’s Greatest Hits videos in my Miracle Membership.
(I want to make the Membership as accessible as possible right now, so during this time you can become a Miracle Member for $19 a month with no long-term subscription.)
Now… press play on these videos and let them support you and inspire you right now. Because you are guided, now and always.
Finding gratitude in difficult times
(Miracle Members, you can watch the full video in your Membership portal — this is Gabby’s Greatest Hit from October 2018.)
We need to honor our wounds. Rumi said that the wound is the place where the light enters you. The wound is the place where the light enters you.
It’s safe to look at your wounds and call resistance by its name, which is fear. You can say, “I see you,” and you can witness your wounds, your fear, without judgment.
Rumi says the wound is the place where the light enters you.
This is massive. In the experience of witnessing your fear, you’re taking the first step to transcending it.
We can’t outrun fear, but we can look at it, acknowledge it and say, “It’s time to move on. It’s time to open up more, heal more and love more.”
There’s a beautiful message from A Course in Miracles teacher Ken Wapnick. He said, “We should be grateful for all the situations that make us the most uncomfortable because without them we would not know there is something unhealed in us.”
We should be grateful for all the situations that make us the most uncomfortable because without them we would not know there is something unhealed in us.
Right now we’re in an undeniably uncomfortable situation, to say the least. But you’re here, reading this blog post, because you’re willing to release resistance. You’re willing to feel your discomfort, honor your feelings and go bigger.
There’s a voice within you that says, “I’m ready to heal more. I’m ready to love more. I’m ready to learn more. I’m showing up. I want to be in that presence of my power. And in order to do that, I’ve got to be willing to look at the darkness.”
And so we have to be grateful for those wounds, because they present to us what is unhealed. The wound is the place where the light enters you.
Every moment is an opportunity to shift
(Miracle Members, you can watch the full video in your Membership portal — this is Gabby’s Greatest Hit from March 2015.)
Every moment is what A Course in Miracles calls a Holy Instant. It’s an opportunity to shift, to see things differently. It’s an opportunity to change your energy, change your perception, change your life.
We can and will make mistakes and detour into fear. This might be something you’re especially noticing now, some old behaviors and negative patterns coming back.
I’m not asking you to not screw up — I’m just asking you to experience those screw-ups differently. To meet those moments with a different vibe, a different energy, a different intention.
When you catch yourself in those moments, thinking, “I picked up that drink and I didn’t want to,” or “I started eating that meat and I didn’t want to,” or “I texted that guy and I didn’t want to,” in that moment — first and foremost — forgive yourself. Forgive yourself instantly.
Radical forgiveness, moment-to-moment forgiveness, is one of the greatest tools for living a miraculous life. Judging and attacking yourself only keeps you in the chaos. Forgiveness sets you free.
How do you do this? Forgiveness is an intention. It’s a desire. It’s is a choice. Your willingness to forgive yourself is all that’s required. In an instant you can say, “I choose to let this go right now. I choose to forgive myself. I choose to be okay with whatever just happened.”
Release your blocks and live a miraculous life
(Miracle Members, you can watch the full video in your Membership portal — this is Gabby’s Greatest Hit from May 2017.)
A Course in Miracles says,
There is a way of living in the world that is not here, although it seems to be. You do not change appearance, but you smile more frequently. Your forehead is serene and your eyes are soft.
When I first read that passage, all I could think was, “I want that. I need that. How do I get there?”
I stayed committed to that path and I stayed committed to that desire. I came to learn that you don’t actually get there. I came to learn that I already was there.
Through my journey inward, with the willingness to receive spiritual guidance, I came to understand that all I had to do was simply release the blocks to the presence of love that was already within me.
One day at a time I started unlearning and remembering. Unlearning the false perceptions of the world that I had chosen to believe in. Unlearning the stories of “I’m not good enough without that romantic partner,” or, “If I’m not struggling and suffering, I will not accomplish my goals.”
When we make a commitment to be on a spiritual path, however we get there, we all go on this same journey. We all say, “Yes, I’m ready to unlearn and remember. I’m ready to go deeper and go bigger. I’m ready to awaken to a presence far greater than me. I’m ready for a world beyond my physical sight.”
When you do this, you open the door. You are guided.
Add up the little right actions
I remember about a year into my sober recovery, I was hanging out with this guy who’s a friend and a mentor of mine in my recovery group. He was about 20 years clean and he had a really groovy life. He had an amazing career, an awesome wife, a cool apartment.
But more importantly, he had this thing that I just couldn’t put my finger on. It was just this serenity and confidence. Nothing seemed to sway him. A sense of peace that just came over him.
I remember saying to him, “Joel, man, how did you get that chill? How did you become like that? How does your life get so big? How did your inner life become so strong?”
He looked at me like a good, wise sober friend and said, “Lots of little right actions.” One little right action at a time, he was chipping away at the false stories that he believed in. One moment at a time.
When he said that, I realized that this spiritual quest isn’t a one-time thing, an overnight success story. The journey inward is a daily gig. It’s a moment-to-moment gig.
When we’re on a spiritual path, we don’t just have one part of our day that is dedicated to our spiritual practice. Instead, we choose to live a spiritual life. We show up for life differently, committed to choosing again, forgiving our past, letting go of old stories, coming back to love.
That freedom is the most miraculous thing you could possibly imagine. My hope is that you have had moments of connection to that freedom, and that through your spiritual path you start to dwell in that freedom.
I want to help you commit to your spiritual path and feel free
In addition to the free resources I’ve been sharing on my blog and on social media, I decided to make my Miracle Membership more accessible at this time.
As a Miracle Member, you get on-demand content that helps you feel supported, safe and spiritually connected. (Including my full lecture videos, like the ones these clips come from.)
The hundreds of hours of content in the Miracle Membership also include guided meditations, my monthly podcast, deep-dive spiritual trainings and more.
For the next few months, I want to make the Miracle Membership easier for folks to access. So I decided to remove the 6-month commitment and offer it for $19 a month. As long as it’s saving you, then stay connected and committed. But you can cancel anytime if it’s not right for you.
Listen to my Positive Energy Meditation to feel uplifted
Finally, I want to leave you with my Positive Energy Meditation. Press play and give yourself permission to feel good with these affirmations.
I recorded this meditation to bring you hope and lift your spirit during difficult times, helping you feel safe.
Remember: You are guided
The Universe will do for you what you cannot do for yourself. All the greatest healing I’ve experienced in my life has come from an experience that the Universe placed in front of me and not something that I made happen.
That’s the beauty of a spiritual path. When you surrender and allow the Universe to get to work, true healing is presented to you.
In every moment the Universe is conspiring to bring you toward right-minded thinking and the energy of love. It’s your choice to lean toward love or lean toward fear.
Spirit Junkies, I hope these videos support you, inspire you and remind you turn inward. And I hope they remind you that you are guided no matter what.