Book of the Week: The Universe Has Your Back – How to Feel Safe and Trust Your Life No Matter What

“Your presence is your power.” 
Gabrielle Bernstein, The Universe Has Your Back

I first read this book about five years ago and have referred back to it repeatedly ever since. My copy is now heavily embellished with highlighter, little margin notes and post-it stickers all over. (The ultimate sign of a good self-help book).
A beautiful, hugely uplifting and straightforward read that made me feel both alive and comforted, Bernstein writes compassionately, guiding us through life’s challenges.
Packed with affirmations, helpful exercises, prayers and meditations, it’s very much a practical work-book too. From intention-setting to looking at how your words and beliefs are blocking support from the Universe, Bernstein’s teachings are full of concrete positivity and spiritual wisdom.

“Obstacles are detours in the right direction.
Gabrielle Bernstein, The Universe Has Your Back

Questions to reflect on include:
“What fear-based stories from the past or projections about the future are you playing on your internal movie screen?”
“How are these stories blocking you from feeling supported and happy?”
“What are the love-based empowering stories that you replay in your head?”
“What does it feel like when I’m connected to the presence of my power?”

Bernstein shares the wisdom of A Course in Miracles quite a bit:
“The mind is very powerful, and never loses its creative force. It never sleeps. Every instant it is creating. It is hard to recognise that thought and belief combine into a power surge that can literally move mountains.”

“The Universe will always conspire to lead you toward solutions of the highest good when you open up to receive them.”
Gabrielle Bernstein, The Universe Has Your Back

“In every situation you have two choices: Will you learn through fear or will you learn through love?”
Gabrielle Bernstein, The Universe Has Your Back

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