The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faithby Gabrielle Bernstein
This book will help you transform your fear into faith in order to live an authentic life. Each story and lesson in this book guides readers to enable them to fully feel what they long most for: happiness, security and clear direction. When you follow the path outlined in this book, you will begin to feel a swell of energy move through you. You will find strength when you are down, synchronicity and support when you are lost, safety in the face of uncertainty, and joy when you are otherwise in pain. Follow the secrets revealed in this book to unleash the presence of your power.
You Have A Hidden Power
“The presence of fear is a sure sign you are trusting in your own strength.” - Helen Schucman
Separating from love means that you deny the presence of the Universe and learn to rely on your own power to feel safe. The moment you choose to disconnect from the loving presence of the Universe, you lose sight of the safety, security, and clear guidance that is otherwise available to you.
The way back to love begins with understanding how we disconnected in the first place - projection is all about perception. This means that whatever stories you’re projecting in your mind are what you’re perceiving in your life. If your focus is primarily on the negative side of life, you lower your energy that attracts love and demote the loving presence of the universe.
When your internal movie screen is projecting a negative story, then your perception of your life becomes negative. The energy of the universe is flowing towards the negative side of your life, which greatly reduces the possibility for the loving presence of the universe.
Actions to take
You are the dreamer of your dream
“What we focus on we create—be it good or bad.”
The stories we project on our internal movie screens become the experiences we perceive to be our realities. We are in a constant state of focusing on certain images and filtering out others. In doing so, we are actively choosing the world we perceive.
The way we perceive our life’s circumstances will determine how we respond to them. If we see our difficulties with negativity, and fear, then we’ll respond with negativity and fear. In effect, this blocks all guidance from the Universe. However, when we choose to see the same issues with love and a positive perspective, we manifest the loving presence of the universe.
Actions to take
You are always being guided
“If you don’t show up for your fear, it will continue to show up for you.”
The world is your classroom and your assignments are the work you need to do to overcome the trauma associated with your past negative experiences caused by the interactions with others. Every experience you perceive on the movie screen that is your life gives rise to one of two choices: you can either choose to learn through the perception of love or to choose to learn through the perception of fear.
Every time you encounter a chance to do your “assignment”is a holy encounter providing a divine spiritual experience where you can choose to heal or to stay stuck in the bondage of your past. Facing your fears and showing up for your assignments can certainly be terrifying. After all, the inner voice of fear has likely been extremely loud throughout your life. In many ways, you’ve likely grown to rely on fear to keep yourself “safe.” Your fear has made you feel separate from others and disconnected from love.
However, if you choose to face your fear and show up for these Universal assignments with a willingness to heal, many miracles will be presented to you. But if you’re unwilling to show up for these assignments, you will stay stuck with the stories and experiences that do not benefit you.
Everyone has a universal assignment waiting for them. Maybe it’s a fearful story from the past that you projected onto the present. You might have assumed that you are the victim of the world you see and that there is nothing you can do about it. Regardless, the first step in completing your assignment is to believe that you are not a victim and that you can be happy and free.
Actions to take
Certainty clears the path for what you desire
“As you think, you shall be.” - Wayne W. Dyer
Freedom and peace are frequently under attack, particularly when you feel powerless over a situation. In our lives, many situations arise that seem to be out of our control, and we lose faith. Even when everything is seemingly going great, we can still lose our faith. It is not our fault, we are programmed to have more faith in fear than certainty in love.
When we have certainty, we can relax into a sense of knowing and faith. Hard work, passion, and commitment can definitely bring you all the support you need to fulfill your life’s purpose. Certainty of your outcome, however, is the secret ingredient.
Certainty helps us to challenge limiting beliefs like, “We cannot do it” or “it is not possible.'' It will encourage you to take on a new perspective—one that lets you learn to trust fully in a path and a power greater than you, called the Universe.
Actions to take
Universe speaks in mysterious ways
“There is no order of difficulty among miracles.” - Kenneth Wapnick
You may have experienced some undeniable synchronicities in your own life: Maybe you think about a loved one, and they call just as you pick up the phone to dial them. Or, perhaps you said something casually, and an hour later it actually happens. It’s likely that these moments come and go—and when they do come, you’re amazed because it feels like a miracle.
These synchronicities are the Universe’s way of guiding you to exactly what you need. When you tap into the loving frequency of the Universe, you learn to live beyond the limitations of the world. When synchronicity does not occur and we do not feel guided, it is a clear sign that we’ve fallen back into our fearful patterns. Essentially, synchronicity is a clear sign that we are under the loving presence of the Universe.
Actions to take
Oneness sets you free
“The ego cannot survive without judgment. The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal.”
Your judgmental nature blocks your connection to the Universe because judgment only separates us from one another. So, why do we spend so much time judging others? The answer is partly because the world in which we live manipulates our subconscious. Pop culture and the general media place a tremendous value on status, looks, and material wealth, causing many of us to do the same - intentionally or unintentionally.
We are made to feel “less than” without this or that possession or attribute. We use judgment to avoid the feeling of our own inadequacy, insecurities, and lack of self-worth. Instead of addressing those feelings, we look at the perceived shortcomings of others so we don’t have to face our own pain because it is easier to judge someone for a perceived weakness than to look at our own sense of lack.
Without judgment we would see one another as equal. We would all be one. Oneness is our true nature. When we’re in tune with the feeling of oneness, judgment and separation automatically dissolve and our connection to the love of the Universe is restored.
Actions to take
Be an instrument for love
“You are at peace and you bring peace with you wherever you are.”
How do you find safety in the midst of uncertainty? How do you find peace when there is so much fear? The answer is to lead from a place of love. When you lead from love, you are under the loving presence of the universe which casts out all fear and uncertainty.
You are truly powerful. You have the capacity to connect with the force of the Universe and spread love because the energy is contagious, it affects people. The more love you bring to the world the more you will inspire others to live in love.
We change the world when we shift spiritually—when our attitudes become more loving, when we forgive, and when we embrace the present moment.