Spirit Junkie in Training

As mentioned in a previous post, we have been patiently awaiting the release of Gabrielle Bernstein second book Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles, published by Random House September 12. It’s part memoir and part road map: Gabby shares her journey toward becoming the full-on, inspirational Spirit Junkie that she is today, and she teaches her readers every lesson she learned along the way.

Two and the City was thrilled to receive an advance copy and have been dying to share our review with you during launch week.  Spirit Junkie was inspired by Gabby’s life changing experience after delving into A Course in Miracles.  An experience that she has put into her own words, using her own life experiences to illustrate how we all can benefit from the Course.

Through meditations, guided exercises and words of wisdom, Gabby leads you to overcome your limitations (i.e. your ego).  Don’t want to meditate? I totally get that. If nothing else, the words will stick with you throughout the week and you will learn to identify when your ego is trying to take the reins.  I know… it sounds a lot like yoga class when the instructor is telling you to let your thoughts float in and out and my mind gets stuck on waffles.  It happens.  The biggest take away and my favourite quote in the book was “In all situations we have two choices: see with the ego or see with love”.

Overall, I think this book gives you a toolkit and guidance on how to let go of all the things that are weighing you down.  The inability to forgive, your hang-ups on yourself, your  self-doubt, all these things keep you from experiencing life fully.  If you are apprehensive about the spiritual-ness of the book, I found the quote “let yourself be one with something beyond it” helped place my thoughts. You don’t necessarily even need to know what that something is, as long as you step outside of yourself.

Would I recommend this book to a friend? Absolutely.  Do I feel like I understand it all? Nope.  I think it will take several rereads and some hard work to put into practice all of the exercises in Spirit Junkie.  I definitely feel a little lighter after reading it, like I want to embrace every chapter and see what good could happen if I put all the tools into action.  At the end of the day, we could all learn from Gabby how to let a little more love and gratitude into our lives.

Choose to see love. Expect miracles (Gabrielle Bernstein)

One Response to “Spirit Junkie in Training”
  1. Sara says:

    Thanks for the book review, Ive been wanting to read this.

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