It began in Bali, in the white-walled office of a Cherokee mystic named White Star. Eyes closed, she thumped a leather drum painted with a wolf’s face and reported to me messages about my life from the beyond.
Spotting a raven in my future, she said it’s time for me to start focusing on my talent to heal others and thusly seek out teachers. “Omega Institute in New York would be a great place for you,” she said. Chills. I had heard of Omega just weeks before while researching the organization’s co-founder Elizabeth Lesser who wrote a book on post-traumatic growth. Hidden in the trees, I knew the location would be the ideal place for me to retreat to when New York City dwelling became as overwhelming as it often does.
When I moved back to the City end of May, after spending two months in Bali, the energy seized my soul. The harsh clanging construction, the shouts, the movement, the racing pace: why had I ever abandoned a pacific tropical paradise for this again? Ambition and love I knew were the answers to that question, but no matter how worthy the cause, it was undeniable that I was having a hard time coping.
Meeting Gabby Bernstein had crossed my mind before, but on one particularly difficult day, I decided to consult her website’s events page just to see if she happened to be in town. When I saw that she was hosting an entire weekend retreat AT Omega, I just pressed book. She calls these synchronicitous moments “God winks.” When two desires converge in a breath-taking instant, even if you have doubts, I say you must follow them.
Her website content and books are moving, but the power of her presence and the authority with which she speaks merited every dime. As Gabby spoke, my pen flew across the pages jotting down tweetable phrase after phrase that I’d like to share with you.
If you get the chance to attend a seminar at Omega Institute or listen to Gabby in person, I highly recommend it. In the mean time, here are some of the most influential messages I received over the weekend. I am back in the City and while its erratic energy rages on, I feel grounded, healed, and energized.
“Your presence is your greatest source of power. When you show up with your highest truth, you elevate the room. Dwell in the power of your presence and do not budge. We have to accept that our elevated presence will have a positive impact on the world. Own it. Don’t feel guilty.”
“Moments become the story we tell, then the life we live.”
“Your internal experience is a projection of your outside world. If you don’t like what’s going on, take responsibility for your energy and ask yourself, ‘who do you want to be and what do you want to feel?'”
When you find yourself out of alignment, say a prayer: “thank you higher power for helping to reinterpret this experience for me and for helping me forgive. I know there is a different way to see this.”
“If you are getting exhausted by being in your presence, you’re pretending. Authenticity is a source of energy versus expressing the inauthentic version of yourself leads to a feeling of depletion.”
“The support we need will be given to us when we ask for it.”
“Those who are certain can afford to wait and to wait without anxiety.”
“I accept that my ego’s plan sucks.”
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