The Art of Lightwork + Making Money

As you begin to read this post, I already know there is a part of you that is ready to serve. That wants to help others heal, feel happier, and make a difference in the world. Perhaps you’re a teacher, a life coach, or a yoga instructor. Whatever your title, there is a communal sense of wanting to elevate, expand your reach, and be known for making a true impact on us all.

I feel this because that’s me at my core. Every since I was young, I knew I was meant to have a bright future that would involve reaching out to the masses. I had no idea of the context, but it was going to be special!  Life had an interesting way of showing me how when I lost my way in my early 20s. I didn’t fit into the post college mode and I couldn’t seem to find anything that brought me fulfillment and joy. So I found drinking and other activities that would distract me until one day even that wasn’t enough. It led me to get help and figure out what it meant to love myself like I did when I was young and discover my purpose. I was realigned with my desires for greatness and also realizing that I was to help others that lost their way. I pursued life coaching and teaching meditation as my new career and there was no greater feeling than giving people permission and space to feel good. In time, I found that bringing in my love of metaphysical + spiritual studies could help people even further and as a coach it was a magnetizing blend.

And so as you read all of this, it sounds quite simple. Girl gets lost. Girl finds her way. Girl helps others. Girl has a thriving career. All is freaking fantastic.

I wish it was that easy, but it wasn’t. It took me a few years to be able to be full time doing the work that I loved. It also meant several failed attempts that left me shameful, broke, and scared.

The biggest one was when I left my Corporate job on the eve of my 30th birthday (2 + half years ago) to be a life coach full time. I was living on a Manhattan budget with 4 months savings and no steady clients. I had just started reading about the law of attraction and watching Abraham Hicks videos and I thought if I just believed and wanted it bad enough, everything would fall into place and I would attract everything I needed.  I was so confident that I booked a trip to Vegas before starting my new venture as well as a music festival weekend in Atlanta. It was all going to work out because I wanted it to.

I had it all wrong. By the time I was 2 months in, I was living on oatmeal, eggs, and the Starbucks gift cards my Dad sent me every week.  I found a side job as a host for an event company that paid me under the table. I would shove leftover dinner rolls into my bag and walk 2 miles home instead of paying for the subway. I hardly slept and I was deep in fear.

The crazy part was that fear didn’t so much have to do with not paying the bills as much as it involved the embarrassment of my failing business. I had my sights set so high and was confident in my relaying to everyone how wonderful and prosperous this would be. I saw so many others in my industry boost about making lots of cash and how easy it seemed. I didn’t understand why them and not me. I was disappointed that I wasn’t making a difference and helping people transform; and further, I was frustrated that I wasn’t making a fruitful income like I hoped for.  Eventually, my money ran out and with much defiance yet no other options besides moving in with my parents, I got another Corporate job.

It wasn’t until that role that I started to see my mistakes with manifesting and how I was treating money. And as often as that job didn’t always feel fulfilling, it did support me. And it gave me the security to continue to live in NYC, try things out in my business, and most importantly, take it responsibility and seriously.  It also brought me to my mentor Gabby Bernstein and her Spirit Junkie Masterclass. Eventually, I was able to leave that job and it was because my business had taken on a clear direction, steady following, and the work was becoming too much to manage between both roles. I also learned to value and respect my money, not just plead with the universe to give it to me. There has to be an ebb and flow of giving and receiving, along with a sweet note of gratitude for abundance to really come into our lives.

We all have different journeys and if you’re ready to serve others or start your own business, realize that it will happen in a way that is truly defined and tailored for you.

Here are just a few things I learned along the way:

It’s okay to have high standards. However you have to earn them first! Personally, I just wanted the sweet style of life without taking the time to create the foundation for it to happen upon. The first step is to feel and harness your desires and then backtrack to build the arc to house them. While the coaching work I wanted to do came from a pure, good place, it wasn’t enough to just want to help people, I needed to put in the effort as to how and then embody it. That sets the tone and then more can come from there!

Redefine what success looks like. There are many people with online businesses that showcase more about their earning capacity and high-level opportunities than actually talking about what it is they do to help serve others. And there’s no judgement in that. The thing to realize however is that if you want to have an online business, it doesn’t mean you have to now also be a millionaire. Maybe you’re a stay at home mom and would like to make enough to fun the family vacation or perhaps you actually like your day job and doing acts of service on the side bring you joy. Remember that how other people handle their business is not the way you have to! Focus on the passion aspect first and then you can bring the money aspect in.

Remember why you started. Most often, the reason many of us start a business or become a life coach or healer is because there is a problem that we can help solve. We awakened to it in some way and it drives us to our core until we do something about it. Though somewhere along the way, the whole thing became capitalized and it’s turned more into a money game than a self help phenomena. Trust that you will be supported financially if you love what you do and you’re clear on how you wish to implement it. And you deserve to make as much money as you want or need. I encourage it!

It’s not until you get into a space that you are aligned and confident around finances that you’ll really be able to do the work that you need to do. I had to learn that before I could successfully run my own business, I had to bust through the money stuff so I could feel open and expansive and ready to help others and serve in that oh so big way.

All of this I had to learn on my own, but that doesn’t have to be the case for you. Take time to access how money plays a part in your life and how it holds you back. Do you let it be an excuse that stops you from being great? Or does it limit your potential to express your talents? Whatever the case, I’m happy to know that there are people dedicated now to helping you through the chaos of cash, so you can be happy, at ease, and doing work you love. I mainly have to give it to my home girl, Amanda Frances, who’s Money Mentality Makeover is literally changing the lives of entrepreneurs and giving people permission to live an abundant life while doing really beautiful heart centered work. You can learn all about the program here!  And because I’m so onboard with all of this (and kinda jealous I didn’t have this 3 years ago but you do!) I’m offering my Cosmic Moon Course, launching this Spring, absolutely free! The Moon course gives you the opportunity to learn about how the Moon relates to Astrology, how the cycles work, and even how to apply your new money manifesting skills to New + Full Moon rituals! It’s a 4 week digital program that is so much fun and I’d love to have you onboard!

I’ll leave you with this money meditation, trusting that the clarity, ease, and respect of abundance flows through you naturally, that you allow in the help to elevate higher and to know that all is working out for your highest good.

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So good right? And when you sign up for Amanda’s course, let me know about it too! Email me at danielle@daniellemercurio.com so we can celebrate the next chapter!

Still not sure if the course is right for you? Check out the free training on earning money as a natural extension of your being!  Click here for access!

Holding space for you to have a life and business filled with inspiration, happiness, and most of all love. I know it’s know easy sometimes when all you want to do is help people and there is so much back end, however it can be done. I believe that by sharing my vulnerable moments, it will help you too. xo

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Your Mission is to Rock Your Light for the World!

Hungry for change? Do you feel like you’re constantly going back and forth with your business? Hoping for change and never quite seeing progress?

Been there. Done that. Multiple times, my friend.

I knew I had a greater purpose and a bigger mission in life.. the problem was, I could never quite get my footing. I would worry about how I’d make ends meet or who would actually think I was credible enough to help them. I felt alone, trapped and drained. I was literally at my breaking point and ready to give it all up when I found Gabby Bernstein.

I joined her Spirit Junkie Masterclass training and everything changed! From the very instant I signed up, my business and soul felt renewed. Through Gabby’s strategic guidance, I was able to implement the tools and teachings to transition out of my Corporate 9-5 and into my light work full time! I now have a community and following I adore while living out my dreams in ways I couldn’t ever had imagined. I even had the opportunity to apply to be on Gabby’s team and am now one of her referred coaches!

This is no gimmicky or ordinary digital training. Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital is a transformational deep-dive into what it means (and takes) to be a spiritual leader. It equips you with the tools, knowledge and network you need to catalyze real, sustainable growth as a spiritual leader. The 8-module course is made up of video recordings, audio recordings and typed transcriptions from her live training events. What’s so awesome about the digital training is that you will be catapulted right into the auditorium with her. You will feel the energy of the group and get the best expression of Gabby as a teacher.

The course includes all of this AND my ultra-groovy bonuses!

  • Get step-by-step guidance on how to establish and grow your spiritual business, manifest media for your message and make money online doing what you love.
  • Deepen your own spiritual practice.
  • Get advice and wisdom from leading experts in personal growth and spirituality.
  • Learn how to turn your blog into a business, publish a life-changing book, lead a transformational talk and create digital courses so that you can create passive revenue for your great work.
  • Establish key connections – professional relationships and personal friendships alike – with fellow Spirit Junkie leaders on the private Facebook group and the live comment feed in the training community.
  • Become eligible to join Gabby’s referral network. By participating in the Spirit Junkie Masterclass you have the opportunity to apply to become part of her elite international coaching referral network. (When you receive your Level 1 certification you become eligible to attend the Level 2 course, where you can apply to become a Gabrielle Bernstein coach.) This is the very path I took to be a Gabby Bernstein coach!
  • Join 2 live Q&A calls with Gabby.
  • Have access to an always-fresh, forever relevant program that you can take at your own pace and revisit for a lifetime.
  • Experience the energy and enthusiasm from the live training in the comfort of your own home.
  • Have the option to learn via video, audio, or typed transcripts – whichever format fits your learning style best.

Plus there are special bonuses when you sign up for the training! This includes the Spirit Junkie Business Basics digital program! She created and designed this with her team of business professionals, including lawyers, bookkeepers, CPA’s and insurance brokers. It will give you everything you need to set up the back end of your business: contracts, negotiating tools, insurance information and much more. It also includes 2 free training calls with Gabby and her infamous Bust through your Blocks program! All for free when you sign up for SJMC digital here.

In honor of your commitment to the Spirit Junkie way, I’m offering AMAZING, SUPER FUN BONUSES* WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR THE MASTERCLASS HERE!!!!!

You’ll get…

30 Minute exclusive Podcast interview w/Gabby Bernstein – I sit down with Gabby to discuss the top tips and tools for transitioning from full time work into a spiritual business.

Spirit Junkie Master Class Planning Session – Create an action and accountability plan to best utilize the program. Held via phone w/Danielle.

Guide to ultilizing Periscope + Peri-Coaching – Receive a jam packed 8-page guide to using the popular app Periscope, as well as access to the Periscope Playground where you will receive opportunities to practice your skills in a safe and supportive environment

Moon Magic Course – Learn the meaning behind the moon cycles, how to manifest properly and create “moon-mentum”, and how it plays into Astrology. This course begins before the onset of the New Moon on 11/10 and runs through the Full Moon on 11/25.

You can get all these bonuses when you sign up here! I will only be offering a limited amount, so go for it today! (please note, program will begin upon purchase and the bonuses will be released on 10/20)

Need more? Here’s the complete breakdown of the course and the plethora of ways it will help your spiritual business!

Module 1: How to Step into Your Purpose.

In module one you will experience Gabrielle’s power-house introduction to the training.  In her introduction Gabrielle shares her personal story of recovering from addiction and transitioning her career to becoming a leader in the world of personal growth. In her story you will recognize your own and step into your purpose.

Module 2: Release Fear and Clear the Path 

It’s likely that you’re quite familiar with your fears and how they block you. You  know how fear keeps you playing small and hiding out in old patterns. This fear no longer serves you. Module 2 guides you to bust through the fear-based blocks that stand in your way of your purpose.

Module 3: Tap into Your Greatest Source of Power. 

In module 3 Gabrielle will guide you to tap into your greatest source of power in your life and in your career. This is the most soulful module in the course. You will be led to tap into your source of inspiration and confidence to take the next right action in your business and in your life.

Module 4: Expand your Repertoire. 

In this module Gabrielle teaches you concrete tools that you can begin to use in your life and your work. In this module you will learn how to lead guided meditations while protecting your own energy. You will also learn the transformational method of Emotional Freedom Technique along with Gabrielle’s Judgement Detox Process.

Module 5: How to Make Money for Your Great Work 

In this module Gabrielle dives deep into her teachings on how to run a successful and abundant business. Gabrielle helps you become unapologetic about your earning capacity and provides you with a concrete pathway to make money in your field. In this module you will learn from one of the world’s leading online marketers, Derek Halpern, on how to turn your ideas into a digital course. This module will give you a quantum shift around your finances and raise your self-worth so that you can raise your net-worth!

Module 6: How to Manifest Media for Your Message.

Gabrielle spent the first five years of her career running a successful PR business. In this module you will experience her passion for publicity mixed with her spiritual faith. You will learn how to create a movement with your message, turn your blog into a business, and massively grow your online following.

Module 7: Be a Public Speaker & Author.

This module will give you the confidence to own your story as a speaker and author. Gabrielle shares how she became a New York Times bestselling author and international speaker. In this module she gives you step-by-step guidance on how to publish a book and share your story through public speaking. The tools in this module can be applied to any writing or speaking platform.

Module 8: How to Turn Your Vision into your Reality.

In this final module Gabrielle shares guidance on the next steps after the training. This final module is what kicks your practice into high gear and gets you into action.


Gabby held a Q & A call last night and had hundreds of people show up for it. If you’d like to listen in, you’ll find it here.

 I’m holding space for you to dive into this truly transformational experience with me! Sign up here and together we’ll witness your dreams come to reality!

me and gabby

*Bonuses released after purchase confirmation