What a weekend!! I went to my first Gabby B event for her book tour of The Universe Has Your Back (go out and buy a copy if you haven’t yet read it - it’s incredible!).

I wasn’t sure what to expect as I wouldn’t say I’m outwardly spiritual (I have my spiritual beliefs and typically keep them to myself) but I love to meditate and am very intune with my intuition. 

But this event was the next level. 

Gabby guided us in a Kundalini meditation to kick off the day, and within 5 minutes I was already crying. Even though I’d never done that before, it resonated with me in such a profound way that I was moved to tears.

My biggest takeaway of the day, however, was something that Gabby said about choosing love over fear (a message reinforced on nearly every page of her book).

As most of you know, I suffered a heart attack and nearly died when I was just 28 years old. It was clear I was on the wrong path and that message from the Universe (or God) was received loud and clear.

It was a wake up call I wasn’t going to ignore. I shifted gears in my professional life, leaving Law and eventually finding coaching (my happy place). And while my biz is taking off, I know that today, there’s still work to be done.

I’ve spent the past nearly two years on a massive self-development journey and I have to say, I’m hooked. Despite all the inner work I’ve done, there’s still a piece in my personal life that requires work, and that came to light on Saturday.

The message is “choose love”.

When Gabby spoke those words, something inside me shifted. It was like a light bulb went off inside. I’ve got to amp up the joy in my life and stop resisting love.

I had this divine download that my heart attack was not just a combination of corporate burnout and genetics but of my lifestyle and how much heartache I’ve endured. It wasn’t that this was a new realization, but the way in which Gabby spoke really hit home.

As they say, when the student’s ready the teacher appears, and this past weekend, the message that I needed to hear was from Gabby’s words.

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When I think back over the big events in my life that have caused me grief, it’s little wonder I built a solid brick wall around my heart to keep the pain out. 

I literally barricaded myself from heartache by putting up a wall.

Maybe you can relate?

The thing is, that wall hardened my heart and sucked the joy from my life and according to Louise Hay, lack of joy, hardening of the heart and a belief in strain and stress are all contributing symptoms of heart disease.

In her book, You Can Heal Your Life, she says that a heart attack is caused by “squeezing all the joy out of the heart in favour of money or position. Feeling alone or scared” and usually the person has longstanding emotional problems. 

Despite having that breakthrough at the time of reading “You Can Heal Your Life”, there was something about being live with Gabby Bernstein that cemented the message home.

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It’s like she was talking directly to me.

Choose love. 

It’s only been 48 hours, and I’m still processing this realization but I’ve discovered a missing piece of the business puzzle. (You can see my messy journal notes from the event here). 

The thing is, our personal lives are so directly intertwined with businesses that you need both working harmoniously together in order to achieve massive success.

Even though my heart attack happened over 5 years ago, I’m still learning, . 

We are all students of life’s lessons, and it’s our duty to become teachers of those lessons and teach those lessons to someone else (Oprah).

So where are you still learning? What area of your life is holding you back from experiencing true success? 

I'll say it again, your your personal life and business are directly intertwined, and clearing the blocks from your personal life is the key to achieving massive success.

Even though the lesson isn’t entirely clear to me just yet, I trust that it will be as soon as I do the work and then I can pass that lesson on to someone else to help them transform their life and reach massive success in their business as well. 

Always learning, … always learning.

With love,

Janelle xx