Gina Charles

About Gina Charles

Gina Charles writes about spiritual awakening and authentic living with wit and practicality. She is the author and illustrator of, Shift Happens, A Layperson's Guide To Awakening, and FUEL Your Life, A 4-Point Practice To Spiritual Awakening. Gina is also the founder of the New World Living dot com.

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What is Awakening and Authentic Living?

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The Human Experience

Here we are, floating in and around

each others lives. We experience this place,

and each other, from within a world of our

own. A world confined to overlooked,

unexamined and unnecessary thought. The

good news is, we can trade all this for an

Authentic life experience.

 

 

What Awakening Is Not

  • Awakening is not about adding a spiritual label to a personality.

  • Awakening is not about becoming enlightened.

  • Awakening is not about getting, making, building or collecting anything, even information.

  • Awakening is not about changing your life to get the things the thinking mind wants.

Thought, Authentic living, spiritual growth and awakening with Gina Charles

 

What the thinking mind

wants is to enhance its identity,

and strengthen the box.

 

 

What Awakening Is

  • Awakening is the experience of the separation of thought and Self.

  • Awakening is the falling away of that which no longer serves.

  • Awakening is becoming your true Self and discovering life purpose.

  •  Awakening is the ability to recognize our Truths.

  • Awakening is the ability to recognize feel-bad experiences as opportunities for Conscious expansion.

  • Awakening is the intrinsic ability to identify unconsciousness and head it off at the pass. (Unconsciousness: to be submersed in unnoticed, unexamined thought and rote behavior that keeps us stuck.)

  • Awakening is waking up to find that you could do the thing that you couldn’t do. You notice that you are not sad, anxious, or angry anymore. You know peace and freedom, beyond the concept.

  • Awakening is discovering that you can step out of pain and suffering.

 

What Is Authentic Living

When I honor my Truths, I flow with the current of my highest good. This is Authentic living. Authentic living facilitates Awakening or Conscious expansion.

Over time, my efforts toward self-growth and healing have evolved into a 4-point foundational practice. I flow emotion, exercise unconditional acceptance, am the eyewitness to thought and emotion, and I practice lucidity (perceiving, with little to no mental commentary).

These practices have been the precursor to  powerful realizations that have offered a way out of pain and suffering, and the clarity of a new way to have this human adventure.

 

FUEL is for anyone, anywhere, anytime. I share it with you here:

 

FUEL

F – Flow emotion
Today I will live my life from the inside out.

U – Accept Unconditionally
Today I will make reality my friend and teacher.

E – Be the Eyewitness
Today I will be the eyewitness to thought, so that I may discard those that do not serve.

L – Step into Lucidity
Today I will practice lucidity, so that I may connect to Guidance, Intuition and Life itself.

 

  • It’s time to evolve beyond the self-made identity, and to Awaken into that which we really are.

  • It’s time to go beyond the concepts, into higher Intelligence.

  • It’s time to start living in peace, abundance and joy, individually and globally.

 

It’s time to Awaken and live Authentically.

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Trust Life

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Trust Life. That saying is so cliche. But have you ever gone beyond understanding the definition of the words and really tried it? 

Have you ever had a wordless hunch about something and followed it wholeheartedly, with your inner arms wide open, no questions asked?

Have you ever recognized a blessing in disguise BEFORE the big reveal, and just went with the flow no matter how muddy it seemed to get?

If you have had these or similar experiences, then you have gone beyond the mere definition of words, and have connected with your own power.

 

This is LIVING Trust.

 

Going beyond understanding trust into living it, is Authentic living. The best part of stepping out of your comfort zone into Authentic living, is the magic it generates. Serendipitous events pop up. Great ideas pop in. And sometimes you recognize the Universe rising to meet you.

 

So, trust Life.

It’s free.

You’re worth it.

 

Any reason to not do it, is a fear-based lie. Accept what the thinking mind offers, and question your way out. It’s time to do things differently. It’s time to try something new. It’s time to wake up in our own lives.

 

EMPOWERMENT:

Today I will step out of the comfort zone of mental definitions, into EXPERIENCING my life.

 

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Go FUEL Yourself

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FUEL Up 

 

We all have fear-based, untrue thoughts and hold mistaken beliefs from time to time. That’s natural and common.

 

But you don’t have to believe them.

 

The good news is, we are capable of seeing through these untruths. Our freedom lies in doing so.

 

You’ve been wearing the ruby slippers all along.

 

Here’s how to use them.

From the book, FUEL Your Life:

 

Authentic Living with Gina Charles, FUEL Your Life, beyond mindfulness is Authenticity.

 

Practicing even 1 of these innate skills can change your life experience as you know it. It’s free, you can FUEL yourself pretty much anywhere, and no one even has to know you’re doing it.

 

You have nothing to lose,

except what’s holding you back.

 

Beyond mindfulness, is FUEL.

Use your tools. Change your life.

Authentic Living with Gina Charles, beyond mindfulness is Authenticity, fine self-empowerment, Fuel up

 

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Develop Your Superpowers

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According to researches including the National Science Foundation, it is estimated that we have between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts per day. That’s roughly 2,000 to 2,900 thoughts per hour, or 35 to 49 thoughts per minute. As remarkable as those numbers seem, I believe that for most of us those numbers are even higher. Maybe not back in the day of little houses on the prairie, but certainly in the day of real-time technology.

 

We think thoughts, apply reasoning, and formulate beliefs. The problem is that our thoughts and beliefs aren’t necessarily true, or in our highest good.

 

How many of the roughly 60,000 thoughts in your day are absolutely true?

How many of them are in your best interest?

How many are in the best interest of all?

Authentic Living with Gina Charles - are you the puppet to thought?

 

 

When I do not notice thought, it controls me. Imagine that, it controls me because I don’t notice it. The mind thinks, and I believe it without question, all day long, everyday. Some unmonitored thought has me on top of the world, and some of it has me hiding under the bed.

 

 

 

Developing the ability to notice thought is one of your superpowers.

Authentic living with Gina Charles - Noticing thought is your superpower.

 

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Change Your World

 

New World by Gina Charles. Authentic living for body, mind and soul.

The New Way

You can start with the small things. Notice what you really like or prefer, without exception or reason, and share those truths in a pleasant way, even if it is just with yourself.

 

It’s not about getting your way,

it’s about finding your way. -Gina Charles

New World by Gina Charles. Authentic living for body, mind and soul.Put Your Silent Focus On Your Insides

Follow what feels good, right, joyful or exciting. Follow that in blind faith. Let go into it, without the restrictive naysaying of the thinking mind. Experiment.

 

Feed Your Soul, Change Your Life

It’s never about what you eat, where you go, or the music you listen to. It’s about recognizing what your insides long for, as opposed to what the mind settles for or desires.

 

 

When we get good at honoring what makes our guts smile, we will witness life catering to us.

 

Happiness is our default state

when we honor our Truths. -Gina Charles

 

When you honor your Truths, you feed your Soul.

 

EMPOWERMENT: The way to real happiness is in waking up to, and honoring our Truths.

From the book, FUEL Your Life

New World by Gina Charles. Authentic living for body, mind and soul.

 

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3 Empowering Questions To Jump Start Your Day

Power Questions: Blast Off - Authentic Living with Gina Charles

 

Blast Off

I love my empowering questions. Asking them is like drop-kicking myself into the field of infinite possibility. These questions disengage the mind’s fear-based mental banter that is the prelude to all feel-bad.

 

Are You Talking To Me?

When the mind asks a question, it jumps ahead to automatically assume that it must also contemplate, surmise, figure out or reason the answer. That’s exactly NOT how asking yourself empowering questions work.

The key is to ask the question and wait for a response to rise independently from within. Ask it like you would a rhetorical question. The idea is to let higher Intelligence answer, not the thinking mind. Ask, and let it go. Ask, and watch what happens.

 

Using My Tools

When I use empowering questions first thing in the morning, they kick in like personal rocket fuel, and change the whole trajectory of my day. Many times in undeniable and feel-great ways.

I notice that great ideas pop in, and realizations that keep me cool, calm and collected. I even notice unexpected, serendipitous events. I see stuff happening FOR me rather than BY me. Stuff outside of the same old memorized behaviors. When I notice new or different things happening, that’s a confirmation that I am using my tools, and tapping into higher Intelligence. This tells the mind that the universe has my back.

 

Morning Rocket Fuel Ritual:

  1. Today, how can I get and stay motivated?

  2. How can today be easy, effortless and ENJOYABLE?

  3. How can (today or a situation) turn out better than I ever imagined?

 

I invite you to try using these 3 empowering morning questions to create your own personal rocket fuel, and share your delicious results in the comments below!

 

Power Questions.

Use your tools.

 

EMPOWERMENT: Today I will use my tools to create my own personal rocket fuel.

 

New World by Gina Charles. Authentic living for body, mind and soul.

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Reasoning Or Intuition?

Reasoning guesses. Intuition knows. 

 

Realization, spiritual awakening with Gina CharlesThe most the thinking mind can do on its own, is play with logic and percentages. That’s like running around in a circle. While it can be fun, eventually you’ll notice that you’re not getting anywhere.

 

This is how you’re having the human experience, until you notice that you’ve been running around in a cerebral circle.

 

It is then, the magic begins.

 

Become the eyewitness to thought, so that you can move thought aside to connect with Self, higher Intelligence, Intuition. Reasoning guesses. Intuition knows.

 

Are you reasoning or intuiting your life? 

 

For more on the practice of being the eyewitness, see: FUEL Your Life by Gina Charles.

 

EMPOWERMENT: Today I will be the eyewitness to thought, so that I may quiet the mental chatter, and listen. 

 

Intuition trumps reasoning. Authentic living and spiritual growth with Gina Charles

 

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Evolution Is Calling

Authentic living with Gina Charles, meditation, evolution, beyond mindfulness is Authenticity.

 

We are living at a time of evolutionary change.

We are on this ride at a minute to midnight. We will either awaken, or it’s likely we will experience a rough ride. It’s time to change our minds about a few things. Our evolution depends on it.

 

It’s time to evolve beyond the self-made identity, and to awaken into that which we really are. It’s time to go beyond the concepts, into higher intelligence. It’s time to start living in peace, abundance and joy, individually and globally.

From the book, FUEL Your Life by Gina Charles

 

It’s time to awaken and live authentically.

 

 

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The Promise Of Your Problems

Problems are like the little paddles in a pin ball machine, that influence and guide the ball one way or the other. If the paddle hits the ball just right, it can propel the ball in an advantageous direction. You’re the little ball, and your problems are the paddles that guide you one way or the other.

 

What determines your direction is your state of being.

 

If you are submersed in unexamined thought, you mistake the “problem” as threatening, or as an obstacle. This creates resistance and a feel-bad experience. 

 

Problems and Conscious expansion with Gina Charles

Let’s look through the eyes of opportunity. A problem may be an opportunity to take a stand, or to choose what feels right, over what is expected or easy. A problem is a sign post. A problem is an opportunity to choose what is self-kind. Identifying and honoring your truth is the best place to begin. Honoring your truth always propels you in the most powerful direction.

 

 

Ask questions

 

Ask questions, then wait in silence for the answer to emerge independently from within. The mind must wait for the gut to answer. The questions are to be weighed in the body, not the mind.

 

  • What is this “problem” trying to tell you?

  • Is it moving you toward a new course?

  • Is it trying to get you to acknowledge what is true for you, and to move toward honoring that?

  • What else is true about the situation that you are omitting, overlooking or denying?

  • What role are you playing in it?

  • What can you learn? 

 

When you realize, not reason, the answers to some of these questions, the problem transforms itself. Once you get its message, you no longer need the problem.

 

Problems are escorts to new levels of Consciousness.

 

EMPOWERMENT: Don’t shoot the messenger, everything serves. 

FUEL Your Life by Gina Charles

From the book, FUEL Your Life by Gina Charles

 

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Authentic Change

Authentic change and conscious expansion with Gina CharlesWe desperately want change in our lives. We’re out there making one effort after the next, only to find that we are running in place.

 

We all know the meaning of insanity, doing the same things and expecting different results. So we switch things up, and try new things. How is it that we push, and nothing seems to move?

 

Somehow, some way, we are having the same thoughts and emotions, supported by the same unnoticed, underlying beliefs. The same programming, the same outcomes. The Universe likes to keep it simple.

 

While we’re running unawares in the same patterns and programs, the subsequent emotions are emitting vibes. Those vibes are telling the Universe that you want more life experiences that match that vibe.

 

What we think is how we feel, and what we feel is what we get.

Authentic Living with Gina Charles, Authentic Change

 

The kicker is that we are so focused on having thought that we don’t notice it.

 

You can never fix a leak if you don’t know where it is. You’ll just spend your life cleaning up after it. 

 

When you practice being the eyewitness to thought, you notice the programming. You are then free to create authentic change, by moving your focus out of the chatty mind, and into lucidity.

 

When you are present, and perceive life with no mental evaluation, you are lucid.

 

When you jump out of the confines of thought, into lucidity, you connect with your Guidance, higher Intelligence, Intuition, Self, Consciousness, God. You step into that field of boundless possibility.

 

Authentic change, from the book FUEL Your LIfe by Gina Charles 

From the book, FUEL Your Life by Gina Charles 

EMPOWERMENT: Today I will be the eyewitness to thought, so that I may step into lucidity and experience authentic change.

 

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