NEW Video WWBook Club | My Top 3 Tools

It’s no secret in Wonderland that I’m pretty into Gabrielle Bernstein‘s latest book Miracles Now. Check out my book review here & my interview with Gabby on my podcast WWRadio here.  The book is so amazing that it is my selection for our WWBook Club, a private Facebook community where we discuss our collective experience with the book and how the ‘life-changing tools’ have impacted our unique lives.

This week’s video answers a question I received from someone in my book club. They asked what my favorite tools from the book were so I’ve shared them here. If you dig these tools, share them with a friend that you think they would help {TWEETABLE}.

1401944345Bottom-line: all 108 tools are super helpful.

The coolest part of all, is how the entire book is interactive. She refers you online to corresponding videos and shareable posts, to build community around the miracles now hashtag.

So let’s make this a trend, because it’s rad. Thank you @Gabbybernstein you did it again with #MiraclesNow {tweet that now!}

& want to chat about our experience reading Miracles Now? Join our book club on Facebook right here!

Why Gabby Can’t Be My Guru Anymore, Getting Real About Miracles Now

It’s no secret in Wonderland that I’m pretty into Gabrielle Bernstein, author, speaker, and  spiritual teacher to our generation.  Girl crush is an understatement, and even the words ‘mentor’ or ‘idol’ don’t do her justice. I’ve put her on quite the pedestal over my years of following her work. But I’ve now removed her from the pedestal I had her so highly on and stopped thinking of her as my idol.

Why? What happened?

Well…she told me to.

Releasing special relationships is major lesson she teaches, and one that I only recently understood.  She discusses how we often make people more specially or less special, constantly judging them.  We often make our romantic partners special & our mentors, and then look at them as better and separate from ourselves.  However, the concept Gabby teaches is that we are not separate, rather the light I see in her is a reflection of the light that is within me.

Now, loving her as much as I do this was real trippy for my ego to understand. But overtime, I learned from her that I am the guru. We are all our own guru.  Crazy right?

The first step to understand this is to “out” your ego, by letting the person you’ve made special know. When I had Gabby on my Podcast (you can hear the interview here) I outed my ego to her, letting her know I’ve made her pretty darn special. This was huge and I’m constantly working on this.

Now a little clarification on this. Does this mean I stop following her work? Absolutely not. Rather, it means I can dive into her work so deeply is because we are one and her light just happens to resonate with me deeply (and a ton of other peeps).

So without further ado. The book review you’ve all been waiting for. After giving my honest story with getting started with her last book May Cause Miracles a year ago, I knew I’d have to write about my experience with her latest book Miracles Now.

As a Gabby connoisseur, I feel I’ve ingested all of her work from her start as a spiritual teacher in 2009- through her books, lectures, workshops, group coaching, and four books later, it’s clear her wisdom is vast. I’ve immersed myself fully in studying Gabby’s complete body of work.1401944345

While I’ve loved every minute and her impact and inspiration- it has clearly taken time and I’ve built up quite a bit of knowledge, because I’ve devoted myself to studying her across platforms from every workshop, lecture, interview, blog post, and book.  After all of that, I’ve accrued vast wisdom.

I know what you’re thinking… you’d love the wisdom & peace I’ve gained from her work- but immersing yourself in a full out Gabby Bernstein intensive course is not for you, or you simply don’t have time, or perhaps you crave that wisdom now- like right NOW.  You want those Miracles NOW.

Well you’re in luck because Gabby’s latest book is literally that. Miracles Now is all if the amazing lessons, wisdom, tools, meditations, and advice she’s been teaching in her workshops, lectures, and books for years organized into one big book.

Well you’re in luck because Gabby’s latest book is literally that. Miracles Now, is all of the amazing lessons, wisdom, tools, meditations, and advice she’s been teaching in her workshops, lectures, and books for years organized into one beautiful book.1922091_10152335987118707_221567838_n

I know what you’re thinking again, (I legit read your mind right?), that sounds like a lot!  Well the truth is, it is and it would be overwhelming, however, Gabby makes it so digestible, by breaking each tool into an individual lesson (108 of them to be exact) that can all be boiled right down to a 140 character summary (yep Tweetable and all!).  You don’t even need to go in order.  The coolest part of this book is it can be a reference book to all things Gabby and I’m using it as my “happiness tool belt.”

I was truly blown away by this book. It’s a beautiful collage of all the things she teaches, in one beautiful presentation. If you’re a Gabby connoisseur myself, you’ll find so much unique content I’ve never seen or heard before. Having followed her as my guru for years, I can safely say I’ve seen all her tricks & this book brought up so many new ones I wasn’t expecting and now love.

Bottom-line: all 108 tools are just so damn helpful.

Above all, it’s a blast to read! Self-development can be so serious, but reading (or listening as I did) to this book is a blast.  She makes it fun & even mentions “Friends” and is just so darn relatable- her specificity with anecdotes and examples makes you fly through it!  The coolest part of all, is how the entire book is interactive she refers you online to corresponding videos and shareable posts, to build community around the miracles now hashtag.

So let’s make this a trend, because it’s rad. Thank you @Gabbybernstein you did it again with #MiraclesNow {tweet that now!}

Gabby, you are the guru…no wait I am…but I still adore you.

& want to chat about our experience reading Miracles Now? Join our book club on Facebook right here!

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New Moon + New Month = Desire Map Book Club Begins, with a side of Meanderings of Course

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Hope you had a great weekend. Here’s some Insta-insights from my week including as you can see meeting Joe Cross (you know I asked him on WWRadio, hear our chat soon!) a ton of yoga, and journaling.

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The New Moon was this Friday night at 3:00 am EST.  Our wishes, goals, intentions, and manifestations are most powerful when made in the 48 hours after. So get goal setting!

Read this article from Jordan Bach (who I interviewed for WWRadio this weekend, coming soon!)

So with that, it is the perfect time to start Desire Mapping! So grab your journal join the private Facebook group  I set up for us & buy the book here!

New month + new moon = ideal time to start the Wellness Wonderland Desire Map book club

Click Here to TWEET  invite a friend to join us!

& now for your links…

New Moon Yoga Flow I did this morning & loved!

Listen to the Podcast now on Simplecast!

Great episode on The Model Health Show this week on how sitting down is worse than smoking for your health!

Made me laugh out loud this week! 

How amazing does this nut butter look? 

Speaking of food did you see this week’s Foodie Friday recipes?

He speaks right to my core, his quotes go right in! 

More laughs! 

Last week’s WWRadio

post I wrote last year on LENT & consistency

& the follow-up Routines are Rad but… 

 

 

 

NEW VIDEO Mini Workshop | Remix Your Resolutions To Make Them Stick

Want to feel amazing this year? Want it to be everything you’ve always hoped  for on New Year’s Eve, but have never fully been able to actualize? Now is your chance to live the life you have always desired and I have the roadmap to get you there.

It’s called The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte, a radical book & workbook that will make you clear on how you want to feel and change your relationship to goal setting.

In this video, I give you my personal strategies for REMIXING Your New Year’s Resolutions and guide you through a mini workshop to celebrate 2013 and begin 2014 by feeling your best.

That’s not all, the WWonderland support doesn’t end after the video, rather we’re going to carry this synergy through 2014 in the Wellness Wonderland Book Club. We’ll be slowly working our way through The Desire Map together and sharing our experience, supporting each-other, having monthly calls, and discussing in this Facebook group. We’ll be getting started in February to give everyone time to get the book and get settled into the new year a bit.

Until then join the private Facebook group & buy the book here!

TWEET Here to invite a friend to join us!

Comment Below with HOW YOU WANT TO FEEL IN 2014? Remember you have permission to go for your dreams & feelings!

May Cause Miracles is making me cause Miracles left & right

My guru Gabrielle Bernstein says…

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…so I’m going to get real here.

When I first heard about my guru Gabrielle Bernstein’s new book May Cause Miracles, and watched the trailer, I was excited in the ‘my favorite book is becoming a movie’ or ‘favorite brand’s new product’ or ‘favorite band’s new album’ kind of way.  I assumed I’d like it merely because (as I’ve gushed to you many times before) the work of Gabrielle Bernstein has changed my life & she’s become my guru. But underneath this excitement, which was fueled by her book launch lectures & giveaways …I was scared of the book. 

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Yes I was scared to read this little pink & white book, with my guru who is so relatable she feels like my best friend on the cover. Where was this fear coming from? Why was it creeping in?  I didn’t realize at the time, but that fear was fake & what Gabby calls the ego. At the time though, it was as real as ever. And that’s the thing about fear, it’s merely a dream we create in our minds and dreams sure seem real when we’re sleeping right?

I preordered it anyways but over the busy holidays I was actually dreading it’s arrival because I knew it was a guidebook, meaning she would guide me, but ultimately the work was up to me to get done…and that was way daunting. I felt like The Work would be right there for me to do wrong, I thought I would feel frustrated wanting the benefits, but not having the time, determination, capacity to do the book ‘correctly’ to receive them.

I was wrong.  Gabby makes it so everyone does it ‘correctly’ just by opening it. This book is so intuitive & comprehensive that opening it is the only right action you must take, the rest in done for you.

When the book came I waited to read it for two weeks. I wanted to start on a Sunday, but really I was using any excuse to put it off….it wasn’t the right time, I didn’t have enough time, I didn’t have enough support, but then I made this for Gabby…

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& realized I had all the support I needed in the Universe & in this case, there is was sitting on my desk…Gabby’s support.

I had listened to the audio intro at least five times when I finally opened the book. From her words, I could tell this book was deep, real, and really had the power to change people. But I also realized that no matter what, Gabby or her book could not change anyone without one thing: willingness. And that’s what I still lacked, the willingness to let go, be supported, and do this for myself.

My ego was afraid of reading this because it was afraid of the side effects…it wasn’t in fine print, it was right in the title – MAY CAUSE MIRACLES & on some level I believed a book had the power to actually do so since I already had intense faith in Gabby from her previous work’s impact on me. But that’s just it, I had intense faith in Gabby, but not in myself. Let’s take a step back, even in this very post I’ve told you Gabby’s my guru how many times? count ’em (that’s why they’re bolded now)…that’s right 4 times! My problem wasn’t that I didn’t have faith in this book or my guru, it was that I didn’t have faith in myself or believe I was the guru.

A few months ago when when my life was pretty messy, I called into Gabby’s radio show, got through & spoke with her for the first time. I had was a bit starstruck, so her advice was a blur when I hung up, but this line stood out as what I took away….I kept calling her my guru & she said this….”

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Many months later I ending up working with her & designing this (above) to remind me and others that we are all gurus. Don’t fret if your ego is freaking out, remember when things are going well the ego freaks out even more (learned that in Spirit Junkie) so just be aware & willing to see things differently…see you as the guru.

So bottom line…here’s what I have to say about this book. Don’t open it unless/until you are ready & willing for happiness because this book May Will Does Cause Miracles. They may be subtile but, believe me… & Gabby, not your ego.

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Be well,

Katie