Ever feel like the “real” you is hiding somewhere inside you but you just can’t seem to figure out how to access it? #1 Bestselling author and self-declared “Spirit Junkie”, Gabrielle Bernstein takes you to the depths to find the true you in both the video above and shares insight into her own such journey in her post below. As an added bonus, Gabrielle is giving away three downloadable copies of her two-hour talk all about authenticity and releasing everything that interferes with your true confidence. Details on how to enter to win her two-hour talk follow her post. ***Giveaway below – Ends June 15th***

By Gabrielle

Speaker & #1 Bestselling Author, “Spirit Junkie”
New York, NY

For the past seven years I’ve been a student of the metaphysical text A Course in Miracles. Through my dedicated spiritual practice I’ve come to understand that my outside need for approval is what blocked my authentic power. I was searching for meaning in the meaningless world I had projected. My awareness of these blocks was the first step toward releasing them.

The spiritual journey I embarked on left me no wiggle room for small play. I had to surrender to a new perception and chose to seek my power in an internal condition rather than an external circumstance.

Once I became willing to stop looking out there and look inward instead, my entire life changed. I began to earn my serenity and learned to find my source of peace and purpose from an inward condition. My neediness melted away, my insecurity weakened and my self-doubt transformed into self-assurance. In time I became a queen, and today I live in my authentic power.

I work hard each day to maintain my authenticity. A major part of the maintenance process is to know the difference between what it feels like to be living in my truth versus living in my ego. When I’m living in my truth I breathe slowly, I feel fulfilled regardless of what’s going on in my external world, and I exude a genuine confidence that cannot be manufactured.

Living in my ego is quite the opposite experience. When I’m in my ego my energy is frantic, I compare myself to others and I try to be something I am not. Knowing the difference between living in my truth versus acting out from my ego keeps me conscious of when I’m not aligned with my authentic power. This awareness is the key to staying on a path toward authentic truth.

The video abobe will heighten your awareness of what it feels like to be in your truth in opposition to what it feels like to be out of alignment.

Featured in the New York Times Sunday Styles section as “a new role model”, speaker, and author Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Expanding the lexicon for the next generation spiritual seekers, Gabrielle is a #1 bestselling author of the book Add More ~ing to Your Life – A hip guide to happiness. Gabrielle recently launched her second book, Spirit Junkie – A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles. In January of 2013 Gabrielle launches her third book published by Random House. Gabrielle is also the founder of the social networking site HerFuture.com for women to inspire, empower and connect.

Gabrielle has a weekly radio show every Wednesday on Hay House Radio and is a featured curator for Opensky. She has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times Sunday Styles, ElLE, Oprah Radio, Marie Claire, Health, SELF, Women’s Health, Glamour UK, Sunday Times UK, Forbes List: 20 Best Branded Women, Cover Self-Made Magazine (top 50 Women in Business), US Weekly, People, Star, CNN, Fox & Friends, PBS, Wall Street Journal, AdWeek, Sirius Satellite Radio. Gabrielle is a regular contributor for Metro, The Huffington Post, NaturalHealth Beliefnet, Yourtango, TheDailyLove, PositivelyPositive, Intent, Crazysexylife, Feminist among others. She can also be seen riding around the East Village on a unicycle.

For more information about Gabrielle please visit www.gabbyb.tv


Gabrielle is giving away 3 downloadable copies of her two-hour talk all about authenticity and releasing everything that interferes with your true confidence. The powerful lessons in this lecture will guide you to become more authentic in every area of your life—from work to romance to friendships. Gabrielle will inspire you to step outside your comfort zone and awaken to your Highest Self.

The giveaway for the two-hour talk follows the same rules as the other Speakerpalooza giveaways:

1. To enter to win, comment on this blog, leaving an email address to contact you in case you win. The winner will be selected based on the quality of your comment and the traffic you drive to her post from your social media channels.
2. The giveaway runs from now until June 15th at midnight. Three winners will be chosen and contacted. They have 72 hours to reply before the prize defaults to the runner-up. Winners will be announced on June 25th here on the WSA featured blog.
3. Only one entry per giveaway. (But you can enter as many different Speakerpalooza giveaways as you want.)
4. International submission accepted!

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