I can't say enough HOW much I love these two woman. Gabrielle Bernstein was first brought into my life by my lovely friend Heather (Fields of Heather photo Mantras) two years ago when she bought "Spirit Junkie" for a family member as a Christmas gift. Fast forward to a April 2011, as I'm perusing the book shelves and pondering what to buy that will feed my soul after my break up with my ex and "Spirit Junkie" jumps out at me. That book helped me through SO much in my process of letting go and also understanding what had really been going on in the relationship. It's an amazing book for anyone who recently went through a break up and needs a little self help advice. Marie Forleo was much more recently brought into my life when I saw her appear along side my girl Gabby and Mastin Kipp (The Daily Love) on Oprah's "Super Soul Sunday." I have since fallen madly in love with this amazing woman and her spiritually driven business ways.
Quite often Marie sends out videos from her Marie TV online show and today's was bound to be one of my favourites. Her guest was Ms. Gabby Bernstein herself in promotion of her new book "May Cause Miracles: A Guide Book of Subtle Shifts For Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness." I haven't yet picked up the book for myself because I'm quite well on my way to happiness and live every day to the max! I do plan on picking it up though as soon as I'm done the 3 books I'm currently reading.
Through out the whole interview there was great wise words to live by but what really caught my attention was Tithing. I had never heard about this concept before but it's brilliant! I am one of those people who believes that you need to give in order to receive and vice versa. That just means constantly be allowing good will to come to you and accepting it graciously and then turning around and putting some good will back out there. I personally have a bank account labelled "give." At the end of every month I try and put away at least 5% of my total monthly earnings in there in order to give it away in good will. Sometimes this is buying a coffee for a stranger or friend, sometimes it's making a donation to a charity. In today's world Tithing is very similar, but based off of a spiritual reason. You can give whatever amount you wish but it goes toward something or someone who has spiritually fed your soul. It's almost like a "Thank you for being the amazing person you are and teaching me the things in life I needed to know when it mattered the most and for feeding my soul." This is just genius!
Today I want you to make it a point to try and find a way that you can give to someone strictly because it will make you feel good. Don't attach any ideas about them having to return the favour or anything selfish like that. Just give because it will put a smile on someone's face and it will give back to you joy for being able to put that smile there. I have also attached the episode of Marie TV for you at the bottom so take a watch because it's amazing!