Making The Shift


Which Came First?

Which came first, the pain or the story? The story, of course. When I completely immerse myself in reiterating painful stories, and I believe them, I create a bad habit. These bad habits run my life if I am not awake to them. Too much thought, without the balance of being, is an invitation for suffering.


Hell is not a place, it’s a belief.


Whenever I fall submersed into the mind’s activity, I become a puppet to the programming. It’s here where the dream can turn into a nightmare. Believing consistent negative thinking is skating along the edge of the abyss. The deeper in thought you go, the more it hurts. The deeper you go, the more you forget who you really are. Hell is not a place, it’s a belief.


Practice Equals Patterns

I am much greater than any feel-bad hormones that may be traveling through my bloodstream. I suffer not because I’m not good enough, can’t get it right, or lost my way. I suffer because I’m sleepwalking. I’m unconscious, retelling, reliving, rehashing unquestioned negativity, and believing it.

Practice equals patterns. The more I sing my feel-bad songs, especially if they are coupled with peak emotion, I create a bad habit, a program, a pattern. I wire suffering to play in a loop, over and over again.


The Shift

I am greater than my unnoticed thought. I am greater than any story my mind may tell. I am greater than my history. My well-being is my responsibility. Waking up into self-kindness fuels my journey back to Self.

It’s time to practice something new, and to wire new patterns of empowerment. Being the lucid eyewitness to thought, accepting unconditionally and going with the flow of my highest good, is the recipe for stepping out of pain and suffering. It’s time to awaken.


Empowerment: Today I will practice being the eyewitness to thought and emotion.


From the book, FUEL Your Life by Gina Charles.


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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