Trusting Life: Overcoming the Fear and Beliefs That Block Peace and Happiness

Gina Lake
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Fear and distrust keep us from living the life we were meant to live, and they are the greatest hurdles to seeing the truth about life—that it is good, abundant, supportive, and potentially joyous. There's nothing more important than seeing this truth, because the degree to which we trust life is the degree to which we can be happy and at peace.Trusting Life is a deep exploration into the mystery of who we are, why we suffer, why we don't trust life, and how to become more trusting. It offers evidence that life is trustworthy and tools for overcoming the fear and beliefs that keep us from falling in love with life.
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Gina Lake is the author of over twenty books about awakening to one’s true nature, including From Stress to Stillness, All Grace, In the World But Not of It, The Jesus Trilogy, A Heroic Life, Trusting Life, Embracing the Now, Radical Happiness, and Choosing Love. She is also a gifted intuitive with a master's degree in counseling psychology and over twenty-five years’ experience supporting people in their spiritual growth. Gina's website offers information about her books and online courses, free ebooks, book excerpts, a monthly newsletter, a blog, and audio and video recordings: http://www.RadicalHappiness.com

The focus of Gina's writing and teaching is on helping people be in the present moment and live the happy and fulfilled life that is possible and on shedding light on the ego and other programming that interferes with that. Gina's teachings are most similar to Eckhart Tolle's, Byron Katie's, Adyashanti's, and A Course in Miracles. Her most recent books were received from Jesus in the same way that Helen Shucman received A Course in Miracles, through a process called conscious channeling.

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Gina Lake
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Published on
Mar 11, 2012
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Pages
181
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ISBN
9781463596194
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English
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Self-Help / Spiritual
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From Love and Surrender:

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A review from Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God: "Conversations with God says that happiness is not getting what you want, it is wanting what you get. Others have made the same observation, and in fact, this thought seems to be as old as time. Still, it is good to hear it again, to visit it once more, to connect with the wisdom yet one more time. And few books do as good a job, as quickly, of reconnecting us with that wisdom than this one by Gina Lake. This book had a lasting impact on me. I highly recommend it.... It offers a simple, accessible, articulate, and interesting take on the very human experience of desire and gives us the tools to make clear choices about how we want to live our lives. An excellent read."

This book was formerly titled Anatomy of Desire.
Love and Surrender explains the important role that surrender plays in releasing us from bondage to our conditioning into the freedom and love of our true nature. Surrender is the “miracle” that occurs when we are finally able to let go and let things be as they are. When this happens, we are Home, and love naturally flows to ourselves, to others, and to life. This is our natural state and the direction and goal for every human life. But how do we surrender? In Love and Surrender, Jesus, as dictated to Gina Lake, unveils this great mystery so that you can more easily live your life from a place of love, acceptance, peace, and happiness. This book is one in a trilogy of books by Jesus, which includes Choice and Will and Beliefs, Emotions, and the Creation of Reality. The books in the trilogy can be read in any order. They are also available in a single volume called The Jesus Trilogy.

From Love and Surrender:

“Surrender is the means by which you come to know Love, or God... Love and surrender are important because they bring you your deepest heart’s desire as a human being. You are meant to be happy, to love, to be at peace, and to be free. You are meant to move from fear, contraction, hopelessness, anger, victimization, and hate to trust, expansion, strength, courage, joy, peace, and love. This transformation comes about through surrender. All of the spiritual practices ever invented are designed to accomplish this one thing. Surrender is the boat that takes you from one shore to another, from the limited human experience to the experience of the Divine incarnate. This was my message in times gone by, and it is my message today: You are not only human but divine, and you are meant to flourish and love one another.”
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