How does a New York City publicist and party girl turn into a go-to guide for the next generation? In her new book, Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles, Gabrielle Bernstein shares the story of how she transformed her life, offering her spiritual journey as a guidebook for overcoming fear, changing perceptions, and creating a life you’re psyched to wake up for.
Bernstein has traded self-doubt and addiction for a new kind of high. In 2005 she became a student of A Course in Miracles and since then she has been guided to teach those spiritual principles to the next generation of seekers.
©2011 Gabrielle Bernstein (P)2011 Random House
"In this mixture of humor, grief and how-to instructions on achieving enlightenment, Bernstein offers more than just autobiography or a user’s guide to meditation.... A groovy blend of meditative and instructive writing." (Kirkus)
Yes, if I need extra inspiration
I liked the easy to listen to introduction to her philosophy and spirituality. I liked that she was the narrator - it made it more real.
"For Younger Crowd, I guess"
Something about Garbrielle doesn't feel right for me. I just don't resonate. Do think she would have great appeal for newbie Course members or in the ages of 20-30 . Author did a good job, it just didn't strike me personally. But then, I am quite used to anything having to do with ACIM blowing my MIND and traveling incredible depths of thought, mystery and spritiual principles. I am used to ACIM being like NOTHING else. This audio fell short for me, but I had SUPER high expectations too.
Nice introudction material for a new student or a younger listener.
"Valley Girl Meets ACIM"
Sort of. A lot of cutsie words and phrases. Definitely a chick book (no disrespect). Lots of talk about boy friends, self- esteem issues, and drug-addiction. It seemed with all the exercises at the end of each chapter that she was writing her own student manual. I did enjoy her positive attitude but I wouldn't say that this is a deep book with thought provoking reflections on A Course in Miracles.
"Prayers are for asking, Mediation is for listening"
How many times have I heard or said “Have you prayed about it?” Thanks to Gabrielle Bernstein I know understand that “Praying is for asking and mediation is for listening.” I’m not sure how a book falls into your Audible cart but Spirit Junkie fell in mine. This book truly comes into your life when it’s supposed to.
Yes. I want to make sure I didn't miss anything.
What didn't I learn from it? Absolutely I plan on using it in everyday life. Practice practice practice.
Anyone with a willingness to make their life better needs to hear or read this book.
"Spiritual Hot Chocolate"
Gabby's personality makes hearing her read her story really endearing and touching. Her personality is unique, and so relatable. Over the past year that voice has helped me grow and adjust to some pretty difficult situations. While listening to the book I felt we were having another
I enjoyed hearing about her experience with John of God in more detail. Opening yourself up to what is possible, without building super-strong boundaries is key. Really touched me.
The book is great, and after hearing her read I bought the book so I could go back and underline certain passages. For me, hearing her read seemed more personal. Perhaps that is because I've spoken to her one-on-one, on the phone. I like her gravel-y voice.
Since hearing the book, I have recognized the real power of meditation, and come to think of it as a non-negotiable in my life. I know Gabby loves her meditation, and now I'm recognizing the full value of being still with God. It's huge!
"I am not sure what it is missing..."
I am not sure, but I really like Gabby and her work but this lost my attention after the first half hour. Hum...
"An introduction to "A course in miracles""
I love the personal way Gabrielle Bernstein use the form of memoir to introduce a. New audience to a "course in miracles" her work can aid you when taking on this massive course. Her guidance might make the 365 long day course. She even find ways to find techniques which give very quickly results. It is as you get a coach right in your head.
Maybe the course in miracles is too much for you; This book is a great port to the course when you want changes to appear: Quickly.
It made me start on a "Course in miracles"
She makes the work fashionable
The narration was amazing
"Good for younger audience"
Yes, to younger people, but not to friends my age. I actually thought the author had a compelling story for younger people. It was well written and heartfelt. Given that I am a senior citizen, it was difficult for me to relate to the the agonies of youth and young adulthood, since they have been resolved for me for some time.
"Just what I needed"
Real, raw, and authentic. Gabrielle has turned me into a spirit junkie. This is the kind of book you return to again after time so you can soak up all of its juicy goodness all over again.
"Out With the Old, In with the New"
Spirit Junkie is a step by step journey to self forgiveness. Thank you, Gabby.
loved this, might not agree with it all but plenty to take from this book and leave what doesn't work for you. I listen to it repeatedly it has made a difference.
"YES YES YES"
They say when the student is ready to learn the teacher will appear! Thank you Gabby for bring there when the time was right for me!
I have spoken with my ego trusted my spirit and cut the cords!
"Inspiring and life changing."
If you are feeling lost or in need of guidance, read this book. It is a wonder, utterly inspiring and if more people read it the world will be a different place!
Such a disappointing steaming pile of rubbish!
I made it to chapter 9 when 'John of God' healed a woman in a wheelchair who hadn't walked in years and the onslaught of synchronicity and the constant receiving of energy just became too much and I could suspend belief no longer.
Absolutely - I have been looking for a more spiritual guide, but this is just ridiculous!
I wish I knew what a hokey pile self-indulgent rubbish this was before I wasted both my money and time!! Should have called it quits after the 1st chapter!
I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to make sense of themselves and life.
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