I went through a really bad time in my life. Because of it I started reading self-help books, and one of them was Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles by Gabby Bernstein. This book blew my mind because it talked about things that I never knew of before, like meditation and pointing out the repetitive patterns in your life where you mess up. I don’t want to sound corny or cliche, but this book pretty much changed my life.
After reading the book, I started meditating regularly, praying, doing yoga and really examining my issues. That’s where my blog came in and I started on a completely different path than the one I was on before. Because of that, I became a fan of Gabby Bernstein. I bought her Miracles Now cards, which I use almost every morning before I get up and start my day (if you have ever looked at my Instagram, or Instagram story or Snapchat, you’ve seen them!). So when I heard her new book was coming out, I had to have it. Gabby was doing a book talk in the Village and my friend Viviana and I decided to go because the ticket to go to the talk included the book, which I was going to buy anyway, so why not. I also saw it as an opportunity to get my book signed, which is always pretty cool.
We heard her speak, which was very inspiring, and she led us in a meditation, which was super cool (I mean, I’ve been meditating to her using my phone and her videos and here she is in person!) And then she was done with her talk and she was signing books! I thought about what I was going to say. I wanted to tell her how I loved her book and how it led me to love myself more and make better decisions. I wanted to tell her that I check her cards religiously every morning and that I think she is an inspiration. Yeah, all of that. But when I got to the front of the line to meet her, none of that came out. Like, all I said was, “You’re awesome,” and took an awkward ass picture. So awkward, that I don’t want to show you. Okay, but, don’t judge…
I look like a dork. And why am I standing like that? So, I met her, said nothing, and was super disappointed with my awkward ass picture. But, nevertheless, I got to meet her and was excited about it.
My friend and I went on to explore the East Village and stopped somewhere for drinks afterwards. We caught up, because we hadn’t seen each other in some weeks, and while we sat there, I tried playing around with filters and apps that could possibly somehow salvage my picture with Gabby. I showed my friend and we laughed, it was clearly unsalvageable, which to our generation, means it never happened. If I can’t post it on social media to show the world that I met Gabby Bernstein, then what’s the point, right? Wrong, I was still happy. I was happy to have met her and was excited to read her new book, but deep down inside, I wanted a better picture.
We wrapped up at our table because it was getting late. We get ready to go and walk out of the restaurant, when WE. SEE. Gabby Bernstein! Talk about THE UNIVERSE HAVING YOUR BACK!!!
I got out a few sentences this time and said to her, “Thank you so much for Spirit Junkie. It changed my life. Would we be able to take another picture, I hated my first one!”
And she said, “Yeah! C’mon.”
We took a new pic and here it is.
MUCH better. Not my most photogenic moment, but whatever. It is social media worthy.
We thanked her, and her husband for taking the picture, and we kept walking. We were in shock at how we got a second chance. And I think that is what the universe was telling me.
The night got a little weirder when I went on to cross the street and I found a key. A key. A really pretty one, too.
I am a believer in messages, signs, all that stuff. Call me weird or corny whatever, I believe in what I believe and I am respectful of others for them in believing in whatever they choose to believe.
So for me, that meant that I have the key. I went to the book talk that night as a full circle moment. When I read her first book I was in a horrible place. And now, I am enjoying life a whole lot more. Everyone who has dreams should know that they have the key to manifest them. You just have to believe enough and then put them into actions with your intentions. Well, at least that’s the message that I think of when I found that key in the middle of the street in the East Village. Or in other words, The Universe Has Your Back…
I’m thinking of doing a Virtual Book Club for this book, what do you all think? Send me a message on Instagram and let me know if you’re interested 🙂