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5 Steps to Shine Your Authentic Truth

5 Steps to Shine Your Authentic Truth

Your energy has far more power than you can even imagine. There is energy in the words you speak, in your emails and in your physical presence. When we function from a fearful, low-level energetic state, our thoughts and energy can literally pollute the world. Conversely, when we function from a place of positive energy, the world around us becomes more positive. The truth is that fear cannot coexist with love. Therefore, we must learn how to dissolve all boundaries with love by taking responsibility for our own energy. You have the power to raise your own energy and serve the world — and it’s easier than you might think.

As Yogi Bhajan said, “Show some respect for your hidden power. Awaken it!”

Ready to awaken your hidden power? Follow these five steps from my new book, Miracles Now.

Step 1: Be More Real

Your real power stems from your authentic truth. This exercise heightens your awareness of what it feels like to be in your truth versus what it feels like to be out of alignment. Take out your pen and paper and describe the differences between what it feels like to be in your truth versus what it feels like to be in your ego. How do you act differently, talk differently, think and even breathe differently? Pay close attention to the differences in how you feel. Then, whenever you notice yourself out of alignment with your truth, use this affirmation: There is nothing more powerful than my authentic truth. These simple words realign you with what is real and remind you that your truth is your power.

Step 2: Judge No More

Judgment weakens your power. I recently felt this firsthand when I noticed myself casually trash-talking. I wasn’t necessarily saying anything really mean or untrue, but it was trash-talking nonetheless. Afterward I felt awful. My energy was low and I was weak. After witnessing how my words had weakened my power, I decided to change my ways. That moment I started counting how many days I’ve gone without judging. It’s been seven days now and I feel more energized, more connected to others and more powerful!

The reason is simple: Judgment creates separation. A Course in Miracles says, “The ego cannot survive without judgment. The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal.” Though judgment may be our default, unity is our truth. The moment we release judgment, unity is restored. Each shift from judgment to unity is a miracle. Join me in counting days of judgment and raising our high vibes!

Step 3: Your Presence Is Your Power

Yogi Bhajan said, “If your presence doesn’t work, neither will your word.” The energy force that we bring to all situations and relationships determines what we will receive back. That energy force is our presence. Access your power presence by practicing a meditation called the ego eradicator. I’ve shared this meditation in many lectures and workshops. I’m currently in the midst of a 40-day practice of ego eradicator as I prepare for my forthcoming book launch. This meditation is helping me bust through any stagnant energy and realign with my true source. I use this meditation right before I step onto the stage to give a talk, before an important phone call or any time when I want to bring my highest presence to the table. Test-drive the ego eradicator today; if you feel called to take a deeper journey, try a 40-day practice.

Step 4: Access Your Power in the Service of Others

I recently heard Marianne Williamson say in a lecture, “I’ll tell you how to find your power: Use your power for someone who has none.” She nailed it! There’s no greater way to tap into your power then to be in the service of someone who has none. If you’re feeling disempowered, immediately find a way to serve. Go to a homeless shelter, mentor a child — do anything that helps you discover your power and use it in service of someone else. This radical action will instantly remind you of how powerful you really are and reinforce the essential idea that your power is best used to lift up others and serve the world.

Step 5: Shine

Most of us have been taught to turn down our power. Playing small won’t work anymore. The world is in desperate need of more miracle-minded people waking up to their true power and purpose. It is your responsibility to shine bright. When you shine you light up the world. Get into a daily practice of turning on your inner light. Use these tools throughout the day, be more real, stop judgment, meditate, and serve others. As you live in your power on a moment-to-moment basis you will notice your life begin to flow. You will feel more connected to your purpose. You will live in the light.


For further guidance enhancing your inner power, join me for my Manifest Miracles Now half-day workshop. This course is virtually free! Just preorder my new book, Miracles Now, to gain access to the course. Details here.

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Gabby Bernstein

Featured in the New York Times Sunday Styles section as "a new role model," motivational speaker, life coach 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, and Spirit Junkie, A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles. In 2008 she launched her social networking site for young women to find mentors. HerFuture's growing community exceeds 12,000 members.


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4:45PM PDT on Jun 20, 2014


5:21PM PDT on Apr 24, 2014

Thank you! Words of wisdom for sure!

7:55PM PDT on Apr 14, 2014

Thank you!

10:05AM PDT on Apr 5, 2014

I like the observation that a negative attitude contributes to spiritual pollution. That gives a different kind of incentive to clean it up. Thanks.

9:16AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

I agree with being authentic, but happen to believe that doing so does require you to make judgments. You have to know what you believe and what you don't believe -- what you're for, and what you are willing to support, die for, etc. If you stand for nothing, then you will fall for anything. That doesn't however, allow you to destroy others with that determination.

8:52AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

Thank you!

8:32AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

"If your presence doesn’t work, neither will your word" - the words of wisdom.

7:46AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

7:46AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

4:39AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014


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