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Are You Overspiritualizing?

I often witness friends and clients overspiritualize their issues without dealing with them in an honest way. Some folks throw affirmations over their problems without getting to the root cause of their discomfort, while others spend hours talking about forgiveness with no real desire to let go. In this video Ill help you get honest about how you handle your feelings and give you a concrete tool for truly moving through your issues.

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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 HerFuture.com for young women to find mentors. HerFuture's growing community exceeds 12,000 members.

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2:49AM PDT on Oct 28, 2013

Hm...

4:03AM PDT on Sep 29, 2013

Know when to stop

1:53AM PDT on Sep 18, 2013

Thank you :)

7:33PM PDT on Sep 16, 2013

Ta.

7:59PM PDT on Sep 15, 2013

ty

3:11PM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

You want to see over spiritualizing - look at the fanatics, being fed lies and fake Bible quotes getting them riled up and marching to stop all of us, me included, sinners trying to take over this wide wonderful world...How about advice for them - I, for one, would greatly appreciate it.

10:42AM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

Well explained, now I just have to do the work. Thanks, Gabby.

5:34PM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

ty

10:42AM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

I think of emotions as the guidepost and street signs, not the road or path itself.
We all have the capability to choose a different road.

But reading, acknowledging and making a conscious choice to go differently is important.
Know your anger, your disappointments, your losses, all the things that weren't in your fantasy script for your life. Embrace them, even temporarily, and decide if it is time to wrestle with them or not. But painting them all over with platitudes and avoiding doesn't make the root problems, or our authentic reactions to them, disappear.
Instead, I find they fester.
Bring them to the light and finish the dance, and send them on their way.

2:07AM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

This sounds like a person who has learnt that there are certain steps that they should follow in certain circumstances. It's almost as if they want input from the listener - who may be more knowledgeable. Where's the communication - only judgement..

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