Friday, November 19, 2010

Stop Playing Small

Hello Lovely Ladies!

As I mentioned in my last post, Wednesday Night I attended a lecture in NYC. The speaker was Gabrielle Bernstein, author of this awesome book:

I read this book a few weeks ago and loved it. So when I found out she was speaking in the city, I was all over it. The room was filled with such great energy and I met some kick ass ladies! Gabby's lecture was about "Expecting Miracles." Here are some of my favorite points from the night:

We need to have a “Miracle Mindset,” The miracles exist, we are just blocking ourselves from receiving them. One of the ways we bock ourselves is my listening to our ego.

Your Ego is that pesky voice telling you, “You’re not (smart, skinny, funny, etc) enough!” or that “This (job, relationship, happiness, etc) will never last.” How can the universe continue to send us miracles when each time we receive one we say, “Oh, this isn’t going to last!”?!

These negative thoughts, (which are really just our fears talking), create negative energy, blocking you from all the amazing things the universe has in store for you! We have been listening to the ego for so long that we can barely distinguish from it anymore. Therefore, we need to transcend the ego by laughing at it’s “tiny, mad ideas” and reconnect with our inner guide (or our ING as Gabby calls it)

To shut down the ego’s crazy talk we need to shift our perceptions from fear, back to love and create opportunities for your ING to step in; have an “ING-tervention.”

Here are some tools on how to open ourselves to receive miracles:
1. Realize that there has got to be a better way and ask the universe for help and guidance

2. Laugh at the ego’s tiny mad idea and invite in your ING (inner guide). Welcome a change in perception.

3. Focus on the good. Many of us spend so much time dwelling on all the things we don’t have, or all the things that are going wrong in our lives that we completely overlook all the amazing things we DO have. The more you focus on the amazing miracles in your life, the more miracles you will receive. Shift your thoughts from negative to positive and you will open yourself up to receive your desires.
Marianne Williamson said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. … We are all meant to shine….”

FEAR = False evidence appearing real. So stop playing small! Get out there and show the world what you got! Be open to recieve miracles!

Where are miracles not occurring naturally in your life?
What tiny mad ideas is your ego feeding you?
Release your ego and reconnect with your inner guide!
How have you been playing small?
Instead of thinking about all the annoyances of your day, start counting all the miracles you receive. Even things as small as finding a parking spot in a crowded parking lot. The more you abundant you feel, the more abundance you create!

Check out Katy Perry's newest video. I absolutely LOVE this song and it totally flows with today's post! :)

You can learn more about Gabrielle Bernstein at or at


  1. Love this! You obviously got a LOT out of that lecture. So cool :)

  2. great post! i totally believe we live out what we *think* we deserve, all too often it's only ourselves holding us back. thanks for the review!