Fear is huge and has been a setback for many folks from achieving what they feel they have been called to in life. And while being afraid is normal, there is always a choice for everyone, either forget everything and allow yourself to get immersed into it or decide to fight it with courage and faith.
If you are anything like me, then it means you have been trying to fight fear and grow in courage and strength but things haven’t been working out as great as you would want them to.
Well, this book is going to come quite in handy for you in knowing your true self and the great power you have to overcome fear, and living fearlessly doing what you feel deeply within yourself is right.
The universe has your back book review here will be taking you through the gist of the book, the main concepts raised which are truly life changing, the best place to buy it and my personal thought about it.
You are going to love it. 🙂
Let’s get right into it.
Name: The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith
Author: Gabrielle Bernstein
Best place to buy: www.amazon.com
Genre: Self Help Book
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Publication Date: September 27, 2016
The Gist of the Book and More on the Author…
This is a book aimed at helping people get the deeper understanding of life and the power that leads them every time so that it is easy to overcome fear and live a life that is complete and guided by the divine power.
There are pretty relatable stories and profound lessons that will influence your mind and life towards deep inner peace, happiness, a feeling of security and clarity about your life.
I would say it takes you from fear all the way to faith.
It is the kind of book that you want to read when you feel completely out of control of your life as well as when you feel disappointed and unsure about the future.
The author of the book is Gabrielle Bernstein who is a life coach, an inspirational speaker and an author. She takes most of her influence from A Course In Miracles.
She is more of a trainer in the principles of the course like loving yourself, mastering forgiveness as well as working with the whole spiritual aspect in life.
She was born in New York, where she spent most of her childhood. There she would attend Jewish summer camps and even had the privilege of heading a certain youth group. She took on theatre in Syracuse University and graduated in 2001.
She was crowned as the “Guru” for the coming generation by the famous New York Times which means a lot. This was back in 2009.
The previous year, she had already founded a social website for bringing women together and mentoring them called HerFuture.com. Other organisations she is known to have co-founded are the Women’s Entrepreneurial Network and PR firm SparkPlug Communications. Thus far, she has published 4 books.
I believe you can see she is quite the world changer, which is very inspiring of her.
The Main Concepts of the Book, a Bit of Meat of the Book
The book starts us off with an interesting story of how life was like for the author. As a kid, she would be taught by her mother how to meditate. She describes her mother as a yogi and more of a hippy so she learned a lot of meditation and spiritual exercises from her.
There was a time she was able to experience the deep unexplainable peace from within that was blended in with energy that was so loving, that really moved her. Sadly though, she didn’t commit herself to the exercises so she wandered away and fell to alcohol and drugs.
After a rough time with them, she was able to find herself and got back to meditation where she has been through the years.
Out of the lessons she learned, she has felt the strong urge to empower other women to find their true love source. She has said that there are people who refer to this source as God, others a spirit, a state of consciousness and for others a truth. Others say it is the universe which seems to be more general.
That’s why she calls the book, “The Universe Has Your Back”.
Now her mission is to help other people get to their sources so that they are able to unleash joy and true happiness and love in their lives.
The book goes on to explain the beauty of trusting the universe and having faith that it has your back no matter what you go through.
She seeks to encourage people to see the difficulties they face in life as the times when the universe allocates for them to increase their intensity of inner love.
She also explains about the upper advantage of choosing which has been given to us and how great it is our lives. Something that she stresses on choice is choosing fear or love.
I loved this section a lot because she really digs deeps into it and gives a clear perspective of choices. I am confident you are going to love this as well.
She also delves into knowing your purpose and how at times pain directs you to it.
Also, she talks about having a sound perspective of things. She says it is important to see what is going on around you and perceiving it as you should in order to benefit from it in the exact way the universe intended for you.
It also focuses on the aspect of commitment and intentions. Knowing that you have the power to create the kind of life that you want and you have all it takes to achieve it.
Knowing that you have to make that choice to make things happen and you need to be committed to it so that you can get there and remain there for good.
There are things that will try to stop you from achieving the things you would want so you need to remain consistent and firm.
When you feel things are getting out of hand, collect yourself, say a prayer and other things to find your way back to the natural flow of power. Then keep positive affirmations going for you so that your subconscious mind gets into the flow completely.
Tell yourself encouraging stuff and keep them going throughout the day.
In short, I would say that this book gives the recipe for becoming aware of the universe and getting into the flow of the universal power.
On top of that, it gives the tips to remain in the path of this journey and the hacks to get back into it when you feel like you are falling out.
There are also other very insightful sections and chapters that you are going to find very inspiring and educational.
The Best Place to Buy The Book
I always encourage people to buy the book from Amazon because it has been my personal favourite store for years as well as because there is a summary of the book there to help you with referring to the main points of the book in the future.
I also love its reputation and the convenience of being able to purchase the book as well as other things in one place.
My Final Thoughts on the Book
When it comes to the content, I should say that the book makes you very reflective and helps you increase your intelligence, if you read it with an open mind.
It tackles aspects like commitment, intentions and love in a very profound way that increases your understanding of things that could have been previously been confusing.
I also find very interesting to read not to mention very balanced in that it handles life in general and talks to people of all origins and beliefs. So you shouldn’t have any problems with relating to it.
Other similar books I recommend you read are:
- Breaking the habit of yourself
- The road back to you
- A course in miracles
- Purpose driven life
- This is me
And that is where I come to a halt folks.
I hope I have been useful as far as helping you understand what the book is all about.
If you have any comments, suggestions or other books you would want me to take a look at, please let me know about them in the comments.
Also, if you have questions or would need a hand with anything related to self improvement, let me know about it. I try to be as quick to reply as possible, mostly in under one hour. You can test me out. 🙂