A day with the ultimate Spirit Junkie

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A day with the ultimate Spirit Junkie

Last weekend I spent the day in Sydney with the ultimate spirit junkie – Gabby Bernstein.

What is a Spirit Junkie you may ask? Well here is my stance …

For some, the word spiritual can seem a little ‘woo woo’, or religious focused or just plain leftfield – everyone has their own story and experience. For me, being spiritual is about running life through a love filter – every decision, thought and experience (good or bad). It’s about knowing and trusting that the universe has your back, that your thoughts and intentions become things and that life is a journey of free will. It’s about finding a deeper connection within and knowing that a greater support system is ALWAYS at the ready.

How am I spiritual? I’m on a journey to get to know myself, to show up as me with unapologetic confidence (love that saying). I meditate, do yoga, get out in nature, show up for opportunities to learn and grow, share the ripple effect of love through a myriad of roles as mum, wife, friend, coach, daughter, family member etc . I do fall off the bandwagon most days – I can compare myself to others, berate myself, worry, stress, judge, up the feisty or down play the real me. BUT with the right spiritual tools in tow – I can get back on the love train pretty fast.

So back to Gabby’s workshop!

You know it’s been a great workshop when you can’t really explain the context of the day. It’s a feeling, an energy, a knowing that some great personal shifts and growth has occurred. Gabby is an incredible woman and being in a room jam-packed full of other spirit junkies is something pretty unique.

A few key words of wisdom (thanks goodness I took notes):

• We are responsible for how we perceive what we see and experience
• Take steps every day to lean towards love
• Collect the good stories (not the crap stories that your ego creates)
• Presence of fear is a sure sign that we are relying on our own strength and not tuning into our inner wisdom.
• Measure success by how much fun you are having (LOVE this one)!!!

The success of my Internal Balance Model lies in a threefold formula: nurturing your mind, body and soul. It’s worth exploring and investing time in finding a spiritual practise that works for you. Take baby steps. Start with a meditation practise, a yoga session, breathe work, journaling or just some crucial timeout getting to know yourself. A new habit apparently takes anywhere from 21 days to kick in, so focus on one thing, commit and watch the quality of your life change xx

For more info on gabby visit: http://gabbyb.tv/

About the Author:

Tarryn Bellingham is corporate health and wellness coach and a yoga and mindfulness teacher.

3 Comments

  1. Ali January 16, 2015 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    So well written. Loved what you had to share.

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