Authors & Thought Leaders

Gabrielle Bernstein on How to Find Your True Purpose

Published on September 2, 2017

Many of us at Bodhi Tree are fans of Gabrielle Bernstein and her best-selling book The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith, which helps readers work through blocks in their life so they can achieve happiness, security and clear direction. So, you can imagine how thrilled we are that she created a 52-card deck of the same name, with beautiful artwork by Micaela Ezra. Each card offers daily guidance and inspiration to not only help open us up to the power of the Universe, but also to our true purpose.

Simply pull a card a day to receive the strength and support you’re looking for—or didn’t know you needed. The wisdom acts as positive reminders of the power we all have to create the life we want. A few of our favorites are “Happiness is my birthright,” “Oneness is my true nature” and “Obstacles are detours in the right direction.”

Once we received Bernstein’s deck in our office, we just had to ask her about it—and a few other things we’re curious about. Here’s what she had to say. 

Gabrielle Bernstein On How to Find Your True Purpose

Bodhi Tree: What made you want to do a card deck?

Gabrielle Bernstein: I wanted to bring to life the quotes and Universal lessons from my book The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith. 

BT: Why did you choose this particular title?

GB: My commitment with this book and card deck is to wake up as many people as possible to their connection to faith and joy. In that connection, we can be guided to our true purpose: to be love and spread love. These words can no longer be cute buzz phrases that we merely post on social media. Rather, these words must be our mission. The happiness, safety and security we long for lies in our commitment to love.

BT: Strength, synchronicity, support, safety and joy are highlighted in bold on the back of the box. Why do you feel these are the most important aspects to focus on in one’s spiritual path and growth?

GB: Joy is the most important element. When we lean toward joy, we are led. Cultivating an energy of joy strengthens our relationship to the Universe. With this connection, we feel guided by great moments of synchronicity and everlasting support.

Gabrielle Bernstein On How to Find Your True Purpose

BT: What’s your favorite card in the deck, and why?

GB: “I do whatever it takes to get closer to consciousness.” I love this card because it has an illustration of a peaceful owl. The owl is my spiritual sign and it has great meaning and connection for me.

BT: We’re always interested in how others set intentions, so how do you set yours?

GB: I pray. I set intentions throughout the day through prayer. I am in constant contact with the Universe through my prayers and dialogue.

BT: We’re curious: What are your top three books from other authors?

GB: A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, Spirit Babies: How to Communicate with the Child You’re Meant to Have by Walter Makichen and Living in the Light by Shakti Gawain.

Published on: September 2, 2017

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