Check your ego at the door. You have work to do and we need you. -Gabrielle Bernstein
Those words so beautifully sum up my Spirit Junkie Masterclass experience. I had the amazing fortune of attending level one in NYC in September 2014 and level two at Kripalu in February 2015. Even now, all these months later, it is still hard for me to put my experience into words. It was deeply personal and sacred and I’ll never be able to capture the full depth of the experience here but I hope to give you a glimmer of the magic.
Spirit Junkie Masterclass was
transformational :: expansive :: cleansing :: inspiring :: life changing
Through this experience I found my people – the group of people who see straight through to my truth. The people who can see my light even when all I see is darkness. The people who support me – holding me up when I need it and cheering for me when I’m soaring.
Through this experience I found myself – my purpose, my passion, my confidence, and my voice.
I went into level one with a sea of self-doubt and fear. Who am I? Seriously – who the hell do I think I am to think that I belong in a room of 250+ spiritual leaders and teachers? I’m just a few years into my spiritual path. I don’t have any coaching clients. And it feels like my mom and boyfriend are the only people reading my blog. Plus I have a full-time job that is so not about miracles and meditation. So, I ask again, who the hell am I and what I am doing in NYC talking about my spiritual business? (Of which I don’t have.) But I felt compelled to be in that room. I had no idea why but I felt like it was the right place and the perfect time. And it was.
They come from all over the world. They come from all religions and from no religion. They are the ones who have answered. The Call is universal. It goes on all the time everywhere. It calls for teachers to speak for it and redeem the world. Many hear it, but few will answer. – A Course in Miracles
Level one was everything I needed it to be and more. The content was incredible. Gabby and the guest speakers shared the behind the scenes and foundational aspects of business with us. Everything from identifying your ideal client to how to get music to use in your guided meditations. We were guided to identify our own path and begin building or growing our businesses.
Gabby showed up in the highest way possible and she created space for us to do the same. The energy in the room was palpable. We were one. It didn’t matter if you had a wait-list list of coaching clients, thousands of blog subscribers, or no business to speak of. We were united by our desire to light up the world and be teachers of love. We were a soul tribe – spirit junkies – and we were there to support and learn from each other.
Minute by minute, hour by hour I felt my fear dissolving and my confidence rising. I was feverishly scribbling down ideas in my journal and witnessing the beginnings of my business being born in that room.
Since level one I’ve officially started my coaching business, grown my mailing list, graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and taught workshops and meditation classes. These are all things that I wanted to do long before Masterclass but was too afraid. I felt like I wasn’t “qualified” and was convinced that no one would show up or care about what I had to share. I walked away from level one with not only the confidence to act but also the knowledge that I am needed. No one has my voice or my story and the world needs me.
I stepped fully into the light and surrendered another deep level of fear during level two. I answered the call with conviction during my sacred time at Kripalu. Gabby held us in a divine cocoon of light during our week together. She allowed us (and expected us) to step up our game – to push beyond our comfort zones and get out of our own way. The content was out of this world. It was like spiritual business boot camp. We wrote book chapters, led guided meditations, outlined our digital products, and practiced giving inspirational talks with Gabby’s feedback.
Giving my inspirational talk, about my May Cause Miracles experience, in front of Gabby was an out-of-body experience. To say that I was nervous is the understatement of the century. I almost didn’t get up to talk out of fear of not being good enough. But the group was so special and supportive that I knew it was a safe space. And I knew that I had the unique and invaluable opportunity to have one of my greatest mentors give me feedback on my speaking skills. I felt like I was being held up by the spirit junkie angel wings of everyone in that room and it was my time to fly. Sharing my story and watching Gabby respond to it was one of the best and most meaningful moments of my life. It was the moment when I finally, finally started to see the light that others have been telling me that they saw in me. And I was completely in my ~ing zone. I was meant to tell my story and teach others. I was finally home.
If you feel like Spirit Junkie Masterclass is calling your name – it is! All you need to do is answer the call. You don’t need to understand why or have a plan. All you need to do is show up – for yourself and for the world.
UPDATE: Spirit Junkie Masterclass is now available as a digital course. OMG! I am SO excited about this!!!!
I’m a proud affiliate of Gabrielle Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital training. I love this course with every fiber of my being and I believe in the mission behind the work. As an affiliate, I may earn a referral fee if you take the course from my recommendation.