Spirit Junkie is based on the book - A Course in Miracles, as Gabrielle shares her personal story of the gift of miracles, and how this touched her life in every area until all was ultimately transformed in the light of the new perspective. How can you tell the value of a book? I rapidly pursued reading "Spirit Junkie", with avid eagerness, but the true fruits of the reading of such became apparent in practice in my life, when I was in a difficult situation and found many phrases from the book repeating around in my mind in a mantra like fashion, yet also like a thousand instruments sharpening my inner diamond of the truth of who I am. Due to the numerous occasions that Gabrielle mentions the word "surrender" - this was also repeating swiftly and beautifully - around and around in my mind - travelling through my left brained logic - where it was told - surrender now to the truth of who you are, and what life is - which is love, and nothing but love, then forth to my right brain, which agreed, so full synchronisation and alignment led forth to full brain integration of my new outlook and beliefs. ''A major contribution to the gift of "Spirit Junkie" as bestowed upon us by Gabrielle through her courage to honesty share her life - the good/bad/ugly - is the ability to visualise how this might play out in life. Although your circumstances will undoubtedly not be exactly the same as Gabrielle's - her avid honesty to so many areas of the material world of which she was previously engrossed in - allows you to find your pathway, too, somehow. She lends her hand to lead you on the pathway to authenticity, to realise there is nowhere to go but inward...there your "gold" lies...your gift is within.
So many nuggets of wisdom that occur only when you have lived out the discovery of such were shared, but as we, humanity, are now on a roller coaster to awakening up (and for those who are not, need to be given the rapid shifts that are happening for the planet or be left to dinosaur status) we can receive such information now, through others, to allow us to fast track and move deeper into our truth that much faster and swiftly, all with grace and ease providing we keep to the centre of our cyclone of transformational change. Gabrielle shares that perception if a choice, not a fact. The ego convinces us that separation/fear/lack is the "real world", and that we have saved our faith for fear (and how sad is that!). Amongst the jewels buried within this book is a meditation for negative thought pattern cleansing. Perhaps commence with this if you are struggling to conceive a rosier picture for your life. Gabrielle continues to share that we are born with a loving mindset. The ego's illusion is but a bad dream...as only love is real. Awake in the dream!
A fantastic meditation called "De-special Meditation" is included. I won't go into the entire philosophy here, but it involves breathing light into the heart of another, and circulating it back and forth. It was incredibly beautiful almost beyond words...and must be experienced first hand to truly know this is so transformational and I thoroughly recommend trying this meditation. Defencelessness is also discussed, including the quote from a Course in Miracles:- "In my defencelessness my safety lies'. By defending you are reinforcing the illusion and the entire story that accompanies such - so letting go of the shame blame game and the anger attached to such allows one to see nothing needs defending, all is well as it is, and anything else is just simply an illusion. Instead practice forgiving the person who is angry towards you, allowing peace to intervene and harmonise to equilibrium. Do you wish to see the light in this person, or the dark - remembering this is what you will also activate within your own self. The times when we really feel out of alignment are when we turn our back on love, in whatever form, sabotaging the potential for love, whether for another or self-love and the happiness this brings. For the ego, the only source of safety is fear. Gabriel also talks about how we are a mirror for one another, seeing the reflection of our own self. When we realise we are all one, healing occurs. Forgiveness of another is beyond thinking they have wronged you, but realising they have not wronged at all.
Gabrielle discusses many terms, including the "Holy Instant", which releases illusion, by forgiving that one held any illusion. For practical application of the Holy Instant, Gabrielle teaches "Our ego believes that there is a way to control the outcome of all situations through an outward action. Our -ing (inner being) does the opposite by taking care of fearful thoughts internally. By turning inward for the miracle, we accept that spirit has a much better plan than we do, and we allow the guidance to flow". By surrendering to our inner guide, all that we could ever need is given to us, as love brings us miracles into our life. To align to spirit, all you need is to be willing to listen and surrender.
So many benefits will bless your life from the practising of the material, as Gabrielle shares, this includes feeling greater physical health and vitality - life becomes more vibrant and vivid in its beauty. As Gabrielle's light increased, so did her egos desire to grip onto the old ways, so she heightened the pure light vibrations and resonances, releasing her ego little by little. How wonderful it will be to know that fear is an opportunity to restore our thoughts back to love, or what the Course in Miracles refers to as "Right Mindedness". The transformational aspects of this unfold through the recognition of love, and knowing no matter how powerless you feel, or how much separation you perceive, the truth is love, and the return to this state brings healing and peace. Gabrielle shares about how close her relationship with spirit became, and that this was the love she had always searched for. I can totally relate to this, as I had always felt I was calling out somewhere to some great force of light and love for rest, peace and solace. Following my divorce, I surrendered even more to the spiritual path that had began to unfold before me, just as my marriage was crumbling beyond repair, and I found an even greater love than I had ever known in my life, and continue to do so, to this day. I might seem "lucky", but what I did was listen...I allowed quiet moments in my life sufficiently to feel my own presence of my soul beyond the noise of life, and within that space I felt my belonging to source, and through the strengthening and healing of the deepened reacquaintence with spirit, I felt oneness with all of life, and would emerge so full of love and bliss that it poured from me like a waterfall of life - vital energy that was pure and highly creative at the same time.
Gabrielle mentions using forgiveness as a reset button to return to equilibrium, and I certainly believe this is just what humanity needs right now. She mentions how hard she worked, but with the knowledge that she is always backed by spirit. So how do we dismantle the ego to give love a chance? Gabrielle shares that the ego's primary focus is on form and symbols, as the Course in Miracles teaches "When you decide on the form of what you want, you lose the understanding of its purpose". Focus instead on love and oneness, or we lose sight of our truth. Inspiration and love can come from so many areas of your life. The more you return to your innate wholeness the less your ego will thrive or survive. Try returning your focus to gratitude at every opportunity. Our objective is always to allow ourselves to return to wholeness, not to seek externally that which we perceive ourselves to need.
Step by Step processes are given to assist you in living out new ways of perceiving life, for example in Chapter 10 - Love Wins, a 4 step process is included. Short meditations are also included in the chapters, or you can download the audio version online (for a small cost you can download the entire zip-file with meditations for all of the chapters. I did complete all of the audio meditations, and found that even for some of the short meditation of 5 mins, which were simple to complete, yet powerful in their exact words, offering great effects following the release work).
As Gabrielle's inner life expanded, the riches flowed out into her outer life with profound results. In chapter 11, she discusses ego sabotage, which I recommend everyone read, as I have seen this occur for people on numerous occasions. Keep focused on spirit, and all interference will subside. Trusting in spirit's plan for you greatly assists the flow of life. There is no where to go, nothing to do, but be who we truly are...all else springs from this perfect knowing. Simply be the love that we are. Believe that life is miraculous, and you will come to know this as your reality (which it is). Tending to our connection to source provides us with all that we could ever need, ever. A process is included in chapter 11 to accept love as your only function.
Remember all happens in divine timing, only requiring our constant faith and trust. Remaining in a state of openness allows love to flow into you and your life, whereas fear shuts down such. So if you have a problem in your life, turn inward and release the blocks within first, and then watch them unravel before your eyes externally. The problem is always in the perception of such.