The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein is a New York Times Bestseller that continues to receive great reviews. Bernstein shows us how to manifest our fears into true faith via divine guidance and intervention.
The book features captivating stories and lessons that help us overcome obstacles and hurdles to true happiness. The book also showcases a range of techniques dealing with insecurity issues, along with establishing clear and concise directions in life.
These life-learning skills are vital in securing optimal control in life; resulting in better certainty and freedom. This book will help you stop chasing life – and start living life to its fullest potentials today.
Gabrielle says, "My commitment with this book is to wake up as many people as possible to their connection to faith and joy. In that connection, we can be guided to our true purpose: to be love and spread love. These words can no longer be cute buzz phrases that we merely post on social media. Rather, these words must be our mission. The happiness, safety, and security we long for lies in our commitment to love"
The three most powerful points I took from the book were;
The Universe will always conspire to lead you toward solutions of the highest good when you open up to receive them
Our happiness, success, and safety can be measured by our genuine capacity to tune in to the loving vibration of the Universe
When we surrender our will to the power of the Universe, we receive miracles
As a teenager, Bernstein mentions that she had problems with depression. Her mother was a hippie and yogi, and she coached Bernstein into the habit of meditation. During one session, she experienced a blanket of peace, filled with loving energy, tingling in her body. But because she failed to constantly practice meditation and draw power from it, she succumbed to drugs and alcohol and soon hit rock bottom.
However, she knew that she needed a way out of those habits, so she started practising meditation and mantra. Since that day, Bernstein has been on a spiritual journey. She wanted to empower her relationship with the true source of love. She says that some people call this God, a spirit, a truth, or a consciousness.
Some people simply refer to this as The Universe. Here, she states that pursuing this connection to love needs to be a personal commitment for each person to make. She also felt that the root of all unhappiness is in not seeing where true happiness exists.
Some people try to find happiness in material things. Some try to find it in religion without properly understanding the religion and things they say when they pray. Others turn to meditation and try to connect themselves with their inner being. The most important connection that each person needs to discover, according to Bernstein, is to accept and maintain a connection with the true source of love - God.
Only when we return to our true source we will find true happiness, joy, and true love.
Securing Happiness by Being Happy
We often hear that “happiness lies within salvation.” However, most people seem to be searching for something that is already there – but they cannot see it. This, of course, is the hidden faith and spirituality that we all share as humans.
Bernstein goes on to say; no matter which religion we practice or which holy book we read - the ultimate path to happiness lies in our commitment to love. In fact, we need to make this our primary missions in life; spanning all personal, social, and private existences.
While technology is a great thing, it has sadly made most of us mindless robots to social media and other burgeoning platforms. We as humans have lost our ethics, morals, and basic beliefs in spirituality and a higher power.
It simply comes down to taking stock of one’s own life - and how we would like to enhance or tweak it to achieve inner and external happiness.
Getting Our Lives Back
“There is nothing to fear but fear itself”. How many times have we heard this statement over the years? The fact is that this is very true, and can easily manifest into so many fears and obstacles in our lives. This includes fear of failure, along with fear of death and even fear of intimacy.
Gabrielle effectively teaches us how to release these fears by not living in an unchangeable past. Similarly, she stresses the need to live in the present – without worrying about the unforeseen future. We need to rely on the presence of our own hidden powers during turbulent and uncertain times, says Bernstein
In other words, when you are feeling lost due to life’s overwhelming challenges and never-ending stimuli – there is always hope.
Hope lies in your own positive energy, which you can create by drawing on positive experiences, memories, and the fact that nothing in life is every written or embedded in stone. With this mindset, you are able to move on in life without worrying about bills, social anxiety, health scares, and other common or extensive issues.
What I took from it.
While we all have problems in life – the one constant known is that we are all connected through spirituality, beliefs, and the fact that higher powers do exist. Even for non-believers, there is something out there for everyone and it is our duty to go find or release it!