How To Prevent Freak-outs

Are you the type of person who needs to break down before you break through? For many years that was the case for me. Before I had Kundalini meditations and a greater connection to my energy, I had some epic freak- outs. Though I had many tools for managing my thoughts, I didn’t have great guidance on how to bust through the really tough times and save myself from a freak-out.

One of the best ways to prevent a freak-out is to change your energy through your breath. Every 90 to 120 breaths the dominance changes from one nostril to another. A powerful way to shift your state of mind is to actively change the dominant nostril using this Kundalini meditation. In this exercise you’re guided to notice which nostril is dominant when you’re freaking out and then switch to the other nostril. When you switch the dominance from one nostril to the other you switch the dominance from one hemisphere of the brain to the other, which will enable you to look at things from a different perspective.

If you are irritated, angry, or in a funky state, practice this Kundalini meditation that’s featured inMiracles Now. In just a few minutes you will be a different person.

In this video I breakdown the Kundalini meditation to prevent freaking out. If you’re reading Miracles Now and want further guidance on the meditations, great news: I created a video series where I break down each Kundalini meditation for you so you can do each one with confidence — even if you’re totally new to Kundalini! Check out the video course here.

Meditation to Prevent Freaking Out

Pose: Sit comfortably in Easy Pose with your spine straight.

Hands: Interlace your fingers with your right thumb on top. Place your hands at the center of your diaphragm, lightly touching your body. (As seen in the picture here.)

Eyes: Gently close your eyes.

Breath: Concentrate on your breath, bringing awareness to the tips of your nostrils. Notice which nostril is dominant right now. It may take a few moments to clarify the dominant nostril. Once you are aware of the dominant nostril, focus your attention on switching sides. Keep your shoulders down and relaxed. You can have pressure in your hands but none in your shoulders.

Continue changing the dominant nostril breath back and forth as long as you like.

Use this meditation whenever you need to prevent a freak-out. It’s also a great one to teach young children. This easy practice will be a powerful tool for them to carry into their future.

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{This blog is an excerpt from Miracles Now}

If you’re ready to take your meditation practice to the next level, check out the Miracles Now meditation video program.

I’m super psyched to share that tomorrow my new book,Miracles Now, officially launches in the U.S. For nearly a decade, I’ve been passionate about helping people bust through the blocks to a peaceful, powerful and present life. This book is the ultimate collection of my 108 favorite life-changing techniques. You can open it to any page to discover an easy-to-follow method that will rock your world.

These tools are meant for you to practice, master and share. In this video I welcome you to join me on the Miracles Nowjourney and help yourself and others wake up to their inner light.

If you’re as psyched about the book as I am, then I invite you to spread the word. Feel free to share the love by tweeting this post: Tweet: I’m so psyched that @GabbyBernstein’s new book #MiraclesNow is officially out! Grab a copy here http://ctt.ec/rU2f7+

Yogi Bhajan said, “If your presence doesn’t work, neither will your word.” Many of us are in danger of going through life failing to pay attention to the simple greatness of our presence.

Our presence is our power. {Tweet it}. Even more than what we say or do, our presence has the power to dictate the outcome of any situation. Neglecting to bring the energy of grace to every situation blocks us from our purpose. However, when we learn to align our being with positivity, love, freedom and light, then life can begin to flow. Energy is everything.

In this video clip from my Manifest Miracles Now workshop, I talk about the importance of fine-tuning our energy. Mastering this art can have a massively positive impact on your life and on the world. Enjoy this clip and if you dig it you can watch the full 3-hour workshop! Details here.

If you enjoy this lecture I welcome you to invite your friends to order Miracles Now and get the workshop & gifts. Feel free to share this post: Tweet: Order @GabbyBernstein’s new book, Miracles Now & get this awesome 3-hour workshop on manifesting. http://ctt.ec/4Tfa_+ #MiraclesNow

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Tell us how you RISE for self! Through social media share your photos and video stories of how you RISE for self and empower other women to do the same. Use the hashtag #IRiseForSelf.

To celebrate the launch of Beyoncé’s 8th fragrance, RISE, I’m sharing my IRiseForSelf story along with four other influential women as a way to inspire women everywhere to share their own stories of personal ascent via a contest/campaign entitled #IRiseForSelf.

We invite you to engaged via call-to-action video and photo posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to upload your own photos and stories, including your location and the hashtag #IRiseForSelf. Fans with the most engaged photos have an opportunity to win a bottle of RISE autographed by Beyoncé, and 1 lucky fan will be chosen to have her story brought to life through a custom RISE experience which she’ll never forget.

To enter, tag your location and #IRiseForSelf. For full rules & restrictions: click here.

Tell us how you RISE for self! Through social media share your photos and video stories of how you RISE for self and empower other women to do the same. Use the hashtag #IRiseForSelf.

To celebrate the launch of Beyoncé’s 8th fragrance, RISE, I’m sharing my IRiseForSelf story along with four other influential women as a way to inspire women everywhere to share their own stories of personal ascent via a contest/campaign entitled #IRiseForSelf.

We invite you to engaged via call-to-action video and photo posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to upload your own photos and stories, including your location and the hashtag #IRiseForSelf. Fans with the most engaged photos have an opportunity to win a bottle of RISE autographed by Beyoncé, and 1 lucky fan will be chosen to have her story brought to life through a custom RISE experience which she’ll never forget.

To enter, tag your location and #IRiseForSelf. For full rules & restrictions: click here.

5 Steps To Shine Your Authentic Self

Your energy has far more power than you can even imagine. There is energy in the words you speak, in your emails and in your physical presence. When we function from a fearful, low-level energetic state, our thoughts and energy can literally pollute the world. Conversely, when we function from a place of positive energy, the world around us becomes more positive. The truth is that fear cannot coexist with love. Therefore, we must learn how to dissolve all boundaries with love by taking responsibility for our own energy. You have the power to raise your own energy and serve the world — and it’s easier than you might think.

As Yogi Bhajan said, “Show some respect for your hidden power. Awaken it!”

Ready to awaken your hidden power? Follow these five steps from my new book, Miracles Now.

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Step 1: Be More Real
Your real power stems from your authentic truth. This exercise heightens your awareness of what it feels like to be in your truth versus what it feels like to be out of alignment. Take out your pen and paper and describe the differences between what it feels like to be in your truth versus what it feels like to be in your ego. How do you act differently, talk differently, think and even breathe differently? Pay close attention to the differences in how you feel. Then, whenever you notice yourself out of alignment with your truth, use this affirmation: There is nothing more powerful than my authentic truth. These simple words realign you with what is real and remind you that your truth is your power. {Tweet it}

Step 2: Judge No More
Judgment weakens your power. I recently felt this firsthand when I noticed myself casually trash-talking. I wasn’t necessarily saying anything really mean or untrue, but it was trash-talking nonetheless. Afterwards I felt awful. My energy was low and I was weak. After witnessing how my words had weakened my power, I decided to change my ways. That moment I started counting how many days I’ve gone without judging. It’s been seven days now and I feel more energized, more connected to others and more powerful!

The reason is simple: Judgment creates separation. A Course in Miracles says, “The ego cannot survive without judgment. The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal.” Though judgment may be our default, unity is our truth. The moment we release judgment, unity is restored. Each shift from judgment to unity is a miracle. {Tweet it} Join me in counting days of judgment and raising our high vibes!

Step 3: Your Presence Is Your Power 
Yogi Bhajan said, “If your presence doesn’t work, neither will your word.” The energy force that we bring to all situations and relationships determines what we will receive back. {Tweet it} That energy force is our presence. Access your power presence by practicing a meditation called the ego eradicator. I’ve shared this meditation in many lectures and workshops. I’m currently in the midst of a 40-day practice of ego eradicator as I prepare for my forthcoming book launch. This meditation is helping me bust through any stagnant energy and realign with my true source. I use this meditation right before I step onto the stage to give a talk, before an important phone call or any time when I want to bring my highest presence to the table.

Test-drive the ego eradicator today; if you feel called to take a deeper journey, try a 40-day practice.

Step 4: Access Your Power in the Service of Others 
I recently heard Marianne Williamson say in a lecture, “I’ll tell you how to find your power: Use your power for someone who has none.” She nailed it! There’s no greater way to tap into your power then to be in the service of someone who has none. If you’re feeling disempowered, immediately find a way to serve. Go to a homeless shelter, mentor a child — do anything that helps you discover your power and use it in service of someone else. This radical action will instantly remind you of how powerful you really are and reinforce the essential idea that your power is best used to lift up others and serve the world.

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Step 5: Shine 

Most of us have been taught to turn down our power. Playing small won’t work anymore. The world is in desperate need of more miracle-minded people waking up to their true power and purpose. It is your responsibility to shine bright. When you shine you light up the world. Get into a daily practice of turning on your inner light. Use these tools throughout the day, be more real, stop judgment, meditate, and serve others. As you live in your power on a moment-to-moment basis you will notice your life begin to flow. You will feel more connected to your purpose. You will live in the light.

For further guidance enhancing your inner power, join me for my Manifest Miracles Now half-day workshop. This course is virtually free! Just preorder my new bookMiracles Now, to gain access to the  course. Preorder the book today and get the course plus two more gifts from me! Details here.

You are not a helpless victim of your own thoughts, but rather a master of your mind. What do you need to let go of? Take a deep breath, relax, and say to yourself, “I am willing to let go. I release. I let go. I release all tension. I release all fear. I release all anger. I release all guilt. I release all sadness. I let go of all old limitations. I let go, and I am at peace. I am at peace with myself. I am at peace with the process of life. I am safe.”

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Whether you wake up tired, feel your energy dip in the afternoon or drag yourself through most of the day, lethargy makes it really hard to feel inspired and productive. If you need more vitality, I’ve got your solution. Put down the coffee and pick up this Kundalini meditation for increased energy. {tweet it} You can use it the moment you wake up, in the middle of the day or whenever you need a recharge.

Want to learn even more about how to shift your energy? Join me for my free manifesting workshop on March 22. Get all the details here.

Own your awesome! 

Own your awesome! 

Our culture puts enormous emphasis on pushing harder and achieving more — in work, in relationships, in almost every aspect of life. We’ve been taught that pain has purpose and that if we’re not struggling we’re not succeeding. But there’s a different way to live. What would life be like if we emphasized how great we already are?

Today’s vlog is dedicated to focusing on just that. In this video I help you explore your greatest gifts and celebrate them. It’s undeniably fun, but it’s also important. When you focus on your greatness you elevate everyone around you. {Tweet it}

In the comments below I welcome you to share your gifts with us! Get into the habit of celebrating yourself.

When I was growing up, my mother had an altar. This sacred space in her room held pictures of her guru, crystals, candles, incense and beautiful spiritual scriptures. Each day she’d sit in front of her altar reciting mantras in meditation. As a young girl I wanted an altar too. When I grew up and embraced my own Spirit Junkie path, I created a sacred space of my own.

My altar is a holy place in my home where I pray and meditate. It holds space for my dreams and visions, and it’s where I surrender my desires to all the guides who came before me. In this video I invite you to check out my altar and learn how to make your own. {Tweet it}

For more guidance on how to use an altar, I welcome you to join me for my free workshop on manifesting. It takes place on Saturday, March 22, and you can attend from anywhere via Livestream video. Get all the details here.