Do you believe in miracles? I believe in miracles. I believe that we are all miracle-workers. Holla!
I first learned about the miracle mindset from my beautiful teacher and mentor, Gabrielle Bernstein. I knew that, someday, I’d be able to meet her in person and thank her for opening my eyes to a new way of experiencing life and inspiring me to become a student of A Course in Miracles.
On Wednesday evening, it happened. My best friend Raquel and I hopped in the car and drove 2.5 hours to Fairfield, CT to see Gabrielle Bernstein kick off her book tour for her new book, May Cause Miracles, at the Fairfield Community Theatre.
We arrived in Fairfield with more-than enough time to kill, so we stopped in for dinner at Catch a Healthy Habit Cafe, a raw vegan restaurant two doors down from the venue where Gabby would be speaking. They were also sponsoring the lecture, which was super cool! Raquel and I walked into the cafe and who did we see munching on a salad and prepping for the night? Gabby herself! I introduced myself, thanked her for commenting on my blog, and she gave me the biggest hug like we’d known each other for years. “Heather! Yes! Hi baby!” she said. We embraced. We gushed. J’adore la vie.
We let Gabby return to her duties and reverted our focus to the glorious raw foodie goodness! For dinner, Raquel and I ordered the nori wraps, stuffed with cashew cheese, beets, sunflower sprouts, avocado, onion, and spinach. It came with an outstanding fig marmalade dipping sauce and “sea salt and vinegar” zucchini chips. NOM.
We both had a hankering for something sweet after our meal and decided to order the chocolate pudding, made with avocado and cacao. In a word: unreal. Just looking at it makes my mouth water!
With happy bellies, we walked to the theatre with two other women attending the event. Bonus: Raquel and I were first in line! We were handed our complimentary copies of May Cause Miracles and chit-chatted with some other lovely ladies in line.
After the doors opened, we scored some stellar seats and watched as people began to pile in. All seats had been sold out! A few minutes later, Maria and I caught each other’s eyes! We squealed and hugged. You know, the usual blogger thing. Love this lady; she’s such a sweetheart and so funny.
The three of us talked until it was time for Gabby to take the stage.
Sigh. Where to begin? Her presence is incredible and her energy is so authentic and calm. We began with a very emotional meditation, dedicated to the victims of Sandy Hook and any feelings of fear we might have held onto from the event. Gabby had us focus on witnessing our feelings and releasing them. It was very healing.
After the meditation, she broke down May Cause Miracles for us, talking about each chapter and the motivation behind her creating the book. Gabby said that she writes books based on what she believes her audience wants and needs. She kept hearing a calling for straightforward how-to guidance, and that is where May Cause Miracles came from.
Before the lecture began, Raquel caught eyes with a guy across the room and said, “I know him!” Turns out it was her sister’s boyfriend’s friend. Re-read it … you’ll get it. He was there with his girlfriend, Brittany Costa, who also happens to be a soul sister of mine! What a small world. The four of us talked for a good half-hour after the lecture about all things health, yoga, vegan, and otherwise. They’re such a great couple. I love Brittany so much! She is such an incredible person with so much to give. You’ll be seeing more of her on the blog this year!
The night was epic. It was filled with love, passion, and raw honest truth. J’adore la vie, baby!
So, how would you like to win a copy of May Cause Miracles for yourself? I pre-ordered the book back in October before learning about the lecture, so I’ve got another book lying around. And who better to gift it to than one of you?! All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me why you want to read May Cause Miracles and what miracles you want to experience from it. I will select a winner on Sunday, January 6 so we can get the book out to you in time for the book club!