Bestselling author, motivational speaker, and one of our favorite podcast guests Gabby Bernstein has this unique ability to be extraordinarily present in her life and translate that into messaging and teaching. She’s tapped into her own creative possibilities even more deeply recently, and we feel so lucky that she shared with us what that process was like for her.
Being open to creative possibilities is one of the first steps in her new audiobook, You Are The Guru, which is made up of six different messages to help us move through difficult times with certainty and faith. Gabby found that there are two ways to approach a crisis or a difficult situation. Either we can give into the crisis, give into the ways we would try to control it, and give into the numbing out. Or we can go BIG and come out the other side. She has chosen the latter — she believes in showing up for the personal growth, the healing, and the opportunity to change, grow, and come out new. She calls it “rising up and showing up.” And when we open up to new possibilities and choose to see through the lens of love, creative opportunities are presented to us.
When we are at our lowest, we can see this bottom as a breakthrough and open up to the possibility that things can become better. By shifting our perspective to say, “I have an opportunity to pivot. How can I do things differently now?” when we’re at our lowest, we open up those opportunities to be creative and tap into something new.
When Gabby was unable to travel and have in-person events, she at first had the mindset that the universe took away her stage, but then she worked on other ways to communicate virtually, and it opened up all these new creative possibilities she’d never seen coming. She remembered that she felt most real when she was talking one-on-one with people and doing question & answer sessions — that’s where the magic really happens for her. So she said, “Okay, maybe this is a creative possibility.” Then she started doing Instagram Lives and they’ve become a place for her to interact with her community and make a difference on a new stage.
Once our consciousness opens up, that’s when we surrender to creative possibilities. These possibilities are presented to us as solutions, and Gabby has the mindset that she GETS to do this now because she can’t do the other stuff anymore.
It’s up to us to figure out what messages work and don’t work for ourselves. Her biggest tip: trust your own inner wisdom and faith. YOU are your own guru!
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