Update: The winners have already been chosen for this giveaway. They are:
Have you ever met someone, and then instantly felt a sense of rapport and respect? That’s how I felt earlier this year when I met best-selling author and speaker Gabrielle Bernstein.
After a stellar introduction from a mutual friend, I felt intrigued to meet this woman, known as a “happiness guru” in the mainstream media. Much to my dismay, I woke up that day feeling slightly under the weather and far less, well, happy, than usual.
It was just one of those days. And for better or worse, I am someone who acknowledges what I’m really feeling. So I told her when we met, “I’m feeling less than 100 percent, with incredibly low energy today, but please know I am truly thrilled to connect with you!” (Except without the exclamation point—really low energy, remember?)
Despite meeting a shadow of my bubbliest self, Gabrielle exuded non-judgmental kindness and love, and engaged with me in an insightful conversation about living an empowered life. I didn’t yet know much about her writing or speaking, but I knew there was something beautiful motivating them.
Earlier this year, I received a copy of Gabrielle’s latest book, Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles. Part memoir and part self-help guide, Spirit Junkie offers a modern twist on the teachings of A Course in Miracles.
Touted as a role model for Gen-Y women, Gabrielle writes in a casual, down-to-earth tone, almost like a loving sister imparting wisdom for inner peace and joy. Throughout the book, she takes readers on a journey through her former drug abuse and romance-addiction, exploring the spiritual path that has helped her transform her perceptions and her life.
With unflinching honesty and self-awareness, Gabrielle inspires us to all to challenge our egos and live joyful, authentic lives.
Though she explores some weighty topics, the book has a light-hearted tone and empowering message–that we can choose to cower in fear or create miracles through love.
I’m excited to share a little from Gabrielle and also offer 5 free copies of Spirit Junkie. To enter to win:
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You can enter until midnight, PST on Sunday, September 18th. I will email the winners directly on Monday the 19th and update this post with their names.
Many of the people who read my first book, Add More ~ing To Your Life, wanted to hear more about my personal journey. I often received emails from ~ingreaders asking for me to share more of my story of how I transformed my own life. It became clear to me that my second book had to be my memoir. It was time for me to share my own experiences in an authentic way. In this book I do just that: I share how I transformed my fear-based perceptions to live a life beyond my wildest dreams, and I guide the reader to do the same.
Very cool question!
The most important lesson from the Courseis that we have a choice to live in fear or love. When we make the decision to project our fears onto the world, fear is what we will experience. When we begin to shift those fear-based perceptions to love, then miracles occur.
I’ve experienced many miracles in my life. The Courseteaches, “There’s no order of difficulty in miracles.” Therefore, no one miracle is greater than the next. With that said, I feel blessed to have experienced the miracle of releasing my addictions to drugs and romance. Both of these addictions kept me stuck in fear. Today, I am finally free.
Everything I teach is non-denominational, as is the Course.I am a spiritual teacher. My work is to guide people to create a spiritual experience of their own understanding.
I’m thrilled to say that my work is well received by men. Though I speak in a language that women can relate to, the content is for everyone. My new book Spirit Junkie is much less gender-specific than Add More ~ing To Your Life. This work is for everyone! Let’s face it—we all want to be happy.
I perceive myself as a spiritual teacher and a guide. I have accepted my life’s mission is to lead many people to new perceptions. I’m not really caught up in semantics. I’m just happy that those who need a teacher have found guidance from my work. They can call me whatever they wish.
The key to overcoming fear-based thinking is to be willing to see things differently. We cannot release our fears if we’re unwilling to let them go. If we practice willingness one day at a time we will be guided to all of the teachers, assignments, and lessons that will help us release our fears.
My intention and hope for this book is to guide readers to open up to new perceptions and a faith that there is a more loving way to perceive the world.
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Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. Her latest bookTiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal is available for pre-order now. For daily wisdom, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram..
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