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Getting Unstuck

denialHonoring my Truths is a fancy way of saying surrender.

It is to unconditionally accept the isness of the moment, no matter how much it makes me want to spit, run, or fall to my knees. Whether my car was stolen, or I really wanted to decline a party I said yes to, I must surrender/accept  what is, in order to honor my truths.


It took me a long time to sit with that inner burn of acceptance. But little by little, as my own smoke cleared, my mind began to notice how that inner burning and churning recycled itself into my own personal rocket fuel. With baby steps, I practiced being with the burn of acceptance, and I got better and better at it.


Authentic Living with Gina Charles. Honor Truth get unstuck. Beyond mindfulness is Authenticity.


The one essential key is to suspend mental activity.


I must stop reasoning and telling the story while I witness the feelings rise and fall, if I want authentic Truth-honoring to work its magic.


I’ve discovered that when I feel stuck, when it feels like the Universe is holding me captive and I can’t make things better no matter how hard I try, the teeth-gritting burn of acceptance is always at my disposal. Somehow, this refills my tank. Somehow it loosens the glue that has me stuck. Somehow it propels me forward.



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It may taste bad going down, but once it’s down there, the experience of acceptance gets recycled into butt-kicking magic. It gets me unstuck. It gets me free. Give it a try.


  • Face the isness of the moment.

  • Notice any feel-bad.

  • In complete mental silence, watch the feeling rise and fall away.

  • Stay out of the story.


Congratulations, you have just used your innate tools. The very tools that can change your life experience as you know it. Welcome to freedom. Welcome to Authentic living. Use your powers for good. ;)


You have nothing to lose, except the denial that’s holding you down.


From the book, FUEL Your Life. For more on unconditional acceptance and getting unstuck: Watch the FUEL video, read an excerpt.

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What’s Happening?

Today I will practice unconditional acceptance.

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Miracles Welcome

Being in resistance is like pressing yourself up against the door, making sure your little miracle can’t get in. Acceptance of what is, welcomes miracles into your life.

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It Only Burns The First Few Seconds

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Don’t Shoot The Messenger

….I had never heard that term before, notes. I asked him what that meant. What’s that, like after the performance, the director passes you notes from the audience? He laughed, and explained that the director’s notes are like instructions, suggestions or pointers, as to how to improve your performance.

Some time later, one night during a conversation, he began to point out something about me he felt needed to change. At first, I felt resistant, and it burned. I accepted the burn and silently felt it until it dissipated. This is part of my practice of accepting what is, in the moment. That’s how I make my own rocket fuel. When I do this, I inevitably experience an Ah-Ha moment, a freedom, a Conscious expansion.

As the burn dissipated, I began to actually hear him. I was present, listening with my undivided attention and no thoughts or words in my head. Ah-Ha! I was suddenly able to see what he saw from where he was standing. Ooooh. Hmmm. Gee, this is quite a different view. : / I silently noticed and absorbed the slight sting of humiliation that my thinking mind produced…more rocket fuel.

Right on cue, it was then that it hit me. Notes! He was delivering notes from the Universe! The experience changed completely. It went from discomfort and resistance, which was keeping my gift at bay, to acceptance and gratitude.

The realization I received was not about changing an aspect of my personality, it was in allowing myself to see what others see from where they are standing. It’s not about the message, it’s about the Ah-Ha moment and the expansion you experience when you have it. The rest takes care of itself, whatever that may be. That’s part of the magic…if you allow it.

I understand that I’m constantly getting notes from the Universe. Some are sweet little messages and some seem like nasty hate mail that look like crazy ransom notes. They come in many forms, all pointers to my highest good. I would be remiss to take it personally or to resist the messenger.

Have you noticed any notes from the Universe lately? ;)

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Cleanliness Is Next To Happiness

I’m sure most of us have experienced times in our lives when we’re busier than usual, things seem to be mounting and we are feeling the pressure. When this happens we feel discomfort, to say the least.  Actually, recognizing the discomfort is a good thing. Yeesss, a good thing. It’s our sign post, our built in alarm. It’s a little tap on the shoulder to notice what’s really going on. 
What is really going on and how do I break this uncomfortable pattern? Well, I look at it like cleaning my house. Maintenance. It’s all about the maintenance. If I do a little cleaning here and there, I won’t find myself in dire straights.
I want to be sailing along smoothly. Here are a few things I’ve incorporated into my life for more of a smooth sail. First, I accept the isness of the situation. Then, I put myself on the to-do list. I practice checking in with myself during the day and asking how I’m feeling, or if there’s anything I can do for me – the same way I do for others. I question my thoughts, especially the ones that come right before a bad feeling. I practice noticing and thoroughly feeling my emotions as they arise in the silence of the moment. No thinking, just feeling. The emotion melts like an ice cube – and most times faster than that – and I’m free. Most importantly, I practice keeping that volume down in my head enough that I can hear/feel my inner Guidance. It’s a process, a practice. The pressure I feel inside is a result of not doing these things. 
When things seem to be piling up and the pressure mounts on the outside of us – it’s because things are pent up, piled up and the pressure is mounting on the inside of us. It’s the very reason we’re having those types of overwhelming life experiences in the first place. What’s inside, is outside.
Doing these things for ourselves, a little bit everyday, is maintenance. You can’t get across town in a car with an empty tank. Connect with yourself on a daily basis, without judgement. Plug yourself in. 
Alleviate the pressure on the inside, and the pressure on the outside will disappear. 

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