This week I went to an even that I was looking forward for more than a month now. And it was worth the wait. Danielle laPorte – Vancouver based superwoman (in my opinion at least) and Gabrielle Bernstein – the miracle worker joined their forces for at event in Vancouver that was full of all kinds of wisdom and laughs.
When I arrived, the room was already full of people – beautiful, ready to be inspired women of all ages, mothers and daughters, and girlfriends having some wine and enjoying the good energy. Here and there I could see a man enjoying the company of all these amazing women.
It was so great to see how many women that have honoured this opportunity to re-connect with their spirit, open their minds and their hearts to new ways of being and new possibilities.
Gaby and Danielle looked glowing and ready to share their thoughts on anythings with the excited crowd.
I had a long day that day so I was really appreciating a moment to sit down, relax, just listen and take all the positive energy in the room in. It felt great.
Time of Miracles with Gabrielle Bernstein
The talk started with a guided meditation lead by Gaby and there we were off to talk about miracles. For those of you that are not familiar with Gabrielle Bernstein, here is a little info about this inspiring young lady:
Featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as one of the next generation thought leaders, Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Expanding the lexicon for the next generation spiritual seekers, Gabrielle is a #1 bestselling author of the books Add More ~ing to Your Life, Spirit Junkie and May Cause Miracles Gabrielle is also the founder of the social networking site HerFuture.com for women to inspire, empower and connect.
Magical night of getting in touch with what powers me up, heals me and allows me to live the life you love.
I am a note taker. I feel that it makes more present when I am at events like these and I retain more information as well. It is also a great way to revisit the experience any time I feel like refreshing my mind about the lessons I have learned that magical night. (smile)
I hope my notes will allow YOU to experience the energy everyone in the room felt while Gabrielle and Danielle took the stage and poured their hearts out on what matters the most in life to them and how they keep happy and on purpose.
I have to say, even though they are both quite different in a way they deliver their message, it was like a beautiful symphony of beautiful, empowering and honest thoughts that did not feel like preaching at all. They both have wicked sense of humor and that’s what made the evening as relaxing and fun as it was.
My notes from Gaby’s inspirational talk:
The notes below are just sentences/ideas I wrote down that were really resonating with me during the 3 hours I had to souk up Gaby’s and Danielle’s wisdom that was brought up by many women in the audience asking the question a lot us ask our selves every day.
How do these statements make you feel? What bubbles up in your mind or in your energy when you read these words?
Stay present, listen and pay attention. You may getting some life saving info.
Some of these are quotes, others are paraphrases. I also wrote down some questions that may help you to explore these ideas farther. I’ll leave you to it now. Enjoy!
My notes I took during the time I listen to Gabrielle Bernstein talk:
Having a Miracle Mindset vs having a Fear Mindset. Which one do you function in during your day?
When things get uncomfortable they are brought up to be healed. We like to push these difficult lessons away because they are many times painful and challenging to process but if we can shift our perception a little to see things differently, that is when miracles occur.
Free flowing, miraculas life. How would it feel to have that? What would it take to have a life like that?
Well intended, aligned, inspired action. This is not the kind of action we take out of fear or habit. This is the action that may not even makes full sense when we take it first. You mind maybe saying: that is a stupid thing to do, yet when you action on these moments when you feel rush of energy and excitement running through your body, the universe is saying : “Go for it girl. It will pay off. Big time “.
Where are you feeling blocked? Where could your life feel much better? Get in touch with it. If you want to change, you have to own it first. One you ‘ll do that the fear will disappear and you’ll have the energy to create a positive change.
I am willing to see things differently. Course in miracles says that miracle is a shift in perception. Take this first step and start asking your self new questions to see the lessons you maybe missing because you
I choose to see things differently. Now you got it. You are on your way to invite new, fresh energy into your life – new opportunities, new people, even miracles. (smile)
Spiritual discipline (choosing kind, positive words…) is a must if you want to have the life that you dream of. Do you have any habits in place that help you to stay in touch with your spirit, your inner guide?
The F word – Forgiveness. How are you doing in this area?
Would you rather be mad or happy? Are there experiences that you hold onto that you need to release to make room for what can actually attract what you want in life.
Clean house through Forgiveness.The most powerful tool to raise your energy and become a magnet for better things flowing into your life.
Be unapologetic about what you want from life. Are you willing to do that? It’s your life. Claim it.
Feeling supported. Do you crave more of it in your life? Do you ever ask for support, help, advise or do you keep saying: I can do this on my own. Do you expect help and support from others in your life, the universe?
Universe, show me what you got. I am open to receive. Allow the universe to have your back. It will. It’s waiting for you to give it a green light and start helping wherever and whenever possible. It’s up to you how much you can allow for.
Here is one my favourite Gabrielle Bernstein videos to give you an idea what it was like to see her talk in person with passion, clarity and such a strong believe in miracles.
What a great night! I was so excited to meet Gaby in person. She is tiny! So tiny. (smile) I am pretty petite my self but this girl is so little, its unbelievable considering what a powerhouse she is when she is on the stage. I was lucky to share this moment with Gabrielle and my good friend Lana ( Love you Lana and thank you for letting me know about this fun event!)
My notes from Danielle’s inspirational talk:
Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken creator of the multimedia program The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions, and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality”, and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.
Information + Experience = Wisdom. The important part is allowing your self to take the empowering information at hand and actually act on it. Many of us fail there. Words don’t teach, we learn by experiencing, be doing, by being…Make time and make that your goal.
Goals chosen based on the way you feel. Often we work for things we think will make us feel happy and sometimes we get to the finish line feeling exactly the same way we felt when we set our goals. Danielle was suggesting new approach – pic your goals based on how you want to feel at the end of that journey. See what you get. It maybe surprising.
Identify your Core Desire Feelings. How do you want to feel about your life? How do you want to feel about your job/work? How do YOU want to feel every day? These are very important questions. Get in touch with the answers. It’s the first step to putting your energy where it truly counts.
Sexy, Creative, Happy, Joy… Do you want to feel that?
Non-forceful action. Do you push your self around? Do you try to motivate your self to do things? Maybe it’s time to re-thing why you do the things you do and take some INSPIRED action.
It is your choice to be angry, happy, relaxed, energized… It’s ok to be any of these things. It’s your life. Balance is a myth – Danielle suggests and I agree. It could be just another reason to chase your own tale. Stop feeling guilty and frustrated because you have an OFF day. That is apart of life. You can’t be ON 24/7. That makes sense, right?
Rampage of New Age Criticism. I should be more positive, more spiritual, more proactive, more…. Leave it behind. You have been sucked into the new age “crap” overload. Everything in moderation. Watch out for this one. It’s easy to become a victim to.
Daily practice (and your life) being built around the way you want to feel. Doesn’t that sound just right? How would you make it happen. What would it look like? Take a moment and write down all the details that bubble up. Do you have habits, routines in place that help you to feel the way you want to feel every day? If not it’s time to give it some thought.
I wanna live and create from the place where motivation is NOT required. This one is my favourite! Being able to act on your excitement all day, every day means you will have as much fun as 3 years old – at work, in your relationships, in life. It’s possible. It takes guts to do what you want to do no matter what other people think or tell you, you SHOULD do. The Should is a bad sign. Pay attention to it.
Adopted definitions of success. Are your dreams really YOUR dreams and goals? We buy into definitions of success that come from our parents, friends, teachers, the society…and sometimes we just stop asking the question: What do I really want? And if your answer is: I don’t know that you are for sure the victim to this ” Goal adoption” trend in our world.
Trust. Simplicity. Do less and be open to receive more. When we trust our selves, our energy being in the right place to attract what we want from life while knowing that the universe is having our back, we stop acting out of fear, running around because there is not enough time to make things happen for us, no one to help, no miracles…you know what I am talking about. Trust is a powerful energy to harness, that will allow you to simplify and most of all, it allows for miracles. Do you have a strong faith in you and the universe you live in?
Caring more about feeling real than feeling cool. You know what I am talking about. Ytring to fit in is tiring. Let people embrace you and if they don’t that is a clear sigh that you need to let them go. For your own sanity.
STOP DOING list. Make it, follow it … What wastes your energy and is clearly the reason you can’t focus, take time for the important things you want to do. Letting go, making room, making time is powerful.
Make every interaction in your life meaningful. The quality of our relationships and our interaction with other people in our life is what is the foundation for the quality of our life. Take to make a real connection wit the people in your life. I found that if I do that, I open new doors for opportunities, new wonderful things to come into my life. I also believe that we were always meant to exchange energy with others. It’s a great way to power up, relax, get inspired or feel supported and understood.
Metric mode VS Inspired mode. We measure our success in life by what we achieved, accumulated along the way – houses, promotions, cars, shoes, bis closet… and list goes on. What if we measured it by how we feel. There are many people out there having all the things listed earlier and they still don’t feel abundant, free or happy. What are you inspired by in your life, what do you want your life to feel like?
Weekly Desire map – 5 things or less. Danielle was sharing her way of creating a week that feels good when you look back at what you have done with your time. We live in a hyperactive world that is leaving us exhausted, still unfulfilled and frustrated. It’s time for us to stop chasing our own tale and start investing our energy and time, to be selective and slow down. What are you doing this week? What are you inviting into your life that feels right and important to you?
Breaking up with your practices. Anything that we do for too long can become a habit creating stale energy, when things don’t move. We need change to get the energy flowing, to feel alive again, to get new ideas, create new exciting experiences. Routines can be powerful but they can also be the reason for being stuck creating a bubble that is hard to burst so we can reach out for new things we desire.
Danielle LaPorte – A Credo for Making it Happen
What is your Desire Map? Are you ready to invite some Miracles in?
I hope you have enjoyed this post and my notes. I enjoyed writing it. I hope it will spark some new empowering clarity, new energy, pose new questions and offer refreshing perspective.
Let me know what you think.
What bubbled up for you after reading this post?