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20141004-161904.jpgI am grateful for all of Gabrielle Bernstein’s books, and I just started Miracles Now.

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I finished the 6-week course of May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein.  This book helped me go through and release a lot of my remaining fears, as well as forgive a lot more.

The exercise that really made an impact was the last forgiveness exercise in week 6 where you write a letter of forgiveness to the person or organization that hurt you the most. I tweaked the exercise a little and wrote forgiveness letters to everyone that still seemed to have a hold on me and included the following:

  • What the person did that hurt me
  • Why I am still angry or resentful
  • I forgive the person
  • Why I forgive the person

I wrote the letters in document form. Once I was done and I reread them, I made the decision to release all the letters and the pain associated with them.  Then I deleted the file.

Afterwards, I felt so liberated, and it’s been a couple of days, and I still feel liberated.  The remaining pain, anger, and resentment I kept were all released, and I believe it was because I wrote down exactly how I was hurt, why I was still angry or resentful, and the reason for forgiveness… which was, in most cases, because I no longer wanted to suffer and be angry or resentful anymore.  I just wanted to move on and be happy.  Had I known I could feel so free, I would have done this ages ago!

I am grateful for writing those forgiveness letters. They truly did set me free!

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My Saturday was completely packed and I was so glad it was. Week one exercises of May Cause Miracles were tough so far, and even Day 6–even if it was all about miracles.

In May Cause Miracles, Gabrielle Bernstein wrote that a miracle is “simply a shift in perception. The moment we choose to let go of fear and choose love instead, a miracle occurs.”

Maintaining a loving perspective 24/7, 365 days a year is extremely hard. I don’t know how the Dalai Lama does it, but maybe he can bottle that up and give us some! 😉

The closest way I can think of doing this most of the time is to be constantly aware–so when a fear or a negative emotion comes in, I could stop it and turn it back to love.

Sometimes the fear or emotion can be nagging, and when that happens, I have to do more to turn things around. There would be a point when I would allow myself to completely feel the emotion, then start a letting go process, and then followed by forgiveness. Most of the time, the works. Sometimes, I have to do the steps several times.

When I am busy though, and busy doing stuff for others like today, it becomes even easier to be in a loving space.

Today, I am grateful being busy. When my mind is occupied helping others, it’s easier for love to settle in, and when that happens, fear can’t.

(For 12/14/13)

I am grateful that I am willing to work on the exercises from May Cause Miracles, even though facing my fears is pretty tough work. I do welcome any chance to improve myself, but I have to admit that it can bring with it some emotional pain.

This self-work, however, will pave for better perspectives, more self-love, and increased awareness so I can choose love, rather than fear.

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I am also grateful and very honored to be nominated by Ultra Love Solutions for the WordPress Family Award. This award made my day! I would like to spend more time on this great honor so please be on a look out for a post on it.

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Award nomination from Ultra Love Solutions

(For 12/13/13)

NoFearInLoveThis morning, I woke up less at peace and more at fear and anger.  I tried to meditate them away, but I couldn’t shake them.  The more I thought about what I was feeling, the more I felt I was feeding the fear and anger, and the more I couldn’t contain them. After over an hour of trying to deal with this problem, I decided to get up and get ready for work.

As I was leaving the house, I decided to bring a book, and chose one of the new books I had purchased online and recently delivered.  The book I wanted to read first was Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein, but I didn’t want to go back to my bedroom to get it.  So, I decided to bring May Cause Miracles, also by Gabrielle Bernstein.  I didn’t really know much about this particular book, but I liked the title.

Again, at work, I was plagued. I, again, tried to just quiet the mind, but it was hard.  The anger also became anger at myself for feeling fear and anger, and for not being able to let them go.

At lunch, I opened my book, and it was as if I was meant to bring this book and read it today.

The book is a 40-day guidebook on living a miraculous life. The teaching is based on the book, a Course in Miracles, which I felt was too heavy still for me to read and digest.

So why did it feel like I was meant to read this today?

Week one exercises help in identifying the fear that prevent someone from living a life based on the principle of love.

The first step is to understand your fear.  Then you need the willingness to face the fear and let go of it.  Gabrielle wrote, “when we become open to letting go of our fear, we open our heart, mind, and energy to be guided to a new perspective.”

There are three other important components that are needed in order to live a miraculous life.  They are gratitude, forgiveness, and love.  Here is what Gabrielle says about them.

On gratitude… “To transform your fears back to love, you must embrace a grateful way of being.”

On forgiveness… “With each choice to forgive, we shift our perception from fear to love.”

On love… “A Course in Miracles teaches that the only thing missing in any situation is love, and where there is fear there is no love.  Therefore, living with an open heart and embracing love as our true purpose is essential to living a miraculous life.”

After reading the passage on gratitude, forgiveness, and love, I suddenly felt a feeling of love and peace.  I laid the book down for a bit and was just thankful… thankful that I chose to purchase this book… thankful that I chose this book to bring with me today.  I needed it, and I started day 1 today, and after I post this, I will be doing the evening exercise.

I am grateful for feeling fear today, for it led me to May Cause Miracles, and it is yet another way for me to continue to learn how to live in love, and live a miraculous life.

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