Rachel Goldstein: What or who inspires you most?
Gabrielle Bernstein: The people who inspire me most are those who are willing to see the world from a loving perspective. People who perceive obstacles as opportunities and problems as spiritual assignments. People who choose love.
RG: Why do you do what you do?
GB: I’ve worked very hard to transform my fearful delusions into loving beliefs, and I am committed to maintaining this way of being. I believe it is my duty to share the gifts I have learned. How dare I have the tools for finding serenity and not share them with the world?
RG: What makes you happy?
GB: What makes me most happy is connecting with others. I love meeting new people, being social, and engaging in empowering discussions.
RG: What makes you vulnerable?
GB: What makes me vulnerable is speaking up about topics that may be controversial to others.
RG: How did you get started on your Spirit Junkie journey?
GB: I got started on my Spirit Junkie journey when I was a kid. My mother taught me how to meditate and brought me to ashrams and spiritual circles. Then I turned my back on spirituality for several years. When I was twenty-five, I hit a big bottom and had no other choice but to return to my spiritual roots for help. I did just that. Since 2005, I have been on a steadfast journey inward as a self-proclaimed Spirit Junkie.
RG: Tell us about May Cause Miracles. Are you writing another book anytime soon?
GB: I believe that simple, consistent shifts in our thinking and actions can lead to the miraculous in all aspects of our daily lives, including our relationships, finances, bodies, and self-image. In my new book, May Cause Miracles, I offer an exciting plan for releasing fear and allowing gratitude, forgiveness, and love to flow through us without fail. All of which, ultimately, will lead to breathtaking lives of abundance, acceptance, appreciation, and happiness. With May Cause Miracles, readers can expect incredible transformation in forty powerful days, simply by adding up subtle shifts to create miraculous change.
I am working on a new book idea now. It’s about recovering from romantic fear, love addiction, and codependency. I know there is a major need for this work in the world.
RG: How would you guide the youth of today in hopes of providing a platform for a future in spirituality?
GB: I would suggest that the next generation stop looking for happiness outside of themselves but instead turn inward. All the happiness, self-confidence, and support you’re seeking is already within you. I know it may sound like a pipe-dream, but it’s a straight-up reality. By growing a spiritual practice, we are given all that we need.
RG: What does the term “spirit seeker” mean to you?
GB: Someone who remembers there is a power greater than themselves and who is willing to reconnect with it.
RG: How do you stay balanced?
GB: I practice Kundalini Yoga, study the workbook of A Course in Miracles, and have a daily meditation practice.
RG: When you go to sleep at night, do you feel accomplished that you are making a difference in the world?
GB: I feel very accomplished. It makes me feel great to know that I am impacting lives and of service to the world.
RG: What is your guilty pleasure?