This week’s Wellegant Find is a book that I had been anxiously awaiting, The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein. I had pre-ordered it months ago and it was finally released on September 27th. I devoured it in just a couple of sittings and found it to be so full of “aha moments” that I’m planning to give it a second read.
For those of you who may not be familiar with Gabrielle Bernstein’s work, she is a spiritual teacher/motivational speaker and writer.
She’s a student and teacher of “A Course in Miracles,” as well as being a Kundalini Yoga instructor. She weaves together many different spiritual teachings in a way that’s both playful and profound. In short, she’s the best friend we all wish for – the one who tells it like it is, calls us out on our nonsense when we need it, makes us roar with laughter and lays down some deep wisdom and guidance…all at the same time.
I’ve seen Gabby Bernstein speak on several occasions and have read all of her books. In both her writing and her speaking, she shares her own experiences honestly and humbly, making her super engaging. And in this book, she tackles a topic that is so very relevant at this time. She explores and teaches readers how to take our fears, doubts, worries and frustrations and transform them into the faith that something – the Universe, God, a higher power, source energy, whatever you believe in – is always at work guiding and supporting us.
That kind of faith isn’t always easy to access (especially in these trying times!), but Gabby’s strategies are simple and practical. When I find myself slipping into patterns of worry, anger anxiety, Gabby’s words are always an effective and entertaining way to bring myself back to peace.
If you pick up a copy of the book, I’d love to hear your impressions, so please post a Comment below.