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Living in the Now: How to Live as the Spiritual Being That You Are Paperback – April 9, 2012
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Gina Lake doesn't have a clue what the Now is. She writes, "The Now is what you are experiencing right now." Unbeknownst to Lake, the so-called "present moment," the passing now, is in constant flux and is never the true Now, the eternal Divine Presence. But Lake never moves past mere phenomena to What lies outside time and space. According to her, "It all boils down to now, this moment... The current moment is rare--there is no other moment like it. This alone makes it worth giving our attention to." In short, Lake apotheosizes mere phenomena, samsara, instead of pointing people to Nirvana, abidance in timeless, spaceless Presence. Moreover, she never mentions the Power of this Presence, the Power of Now--Spirit, or Shakti, or Light-Energy, without which there can be no spiritual En-Light-enment."
Lake informs us, "If you are giving your attention to what is going on in this moment, you are loving the moment." This is hardly true and sounds like a soundbite extracted from a Mc Donald's commercial. For example, are you loving the moment when you're paying attention to a rapist, a doctor informing you that you have cancer, or a bill collector harrassing you for money? But Lake makes the "present" (actually passing, and not present) moment sound like a veritable bowl of cherries. She writes: "When we are present to life as it is happening, our experience is full, peaceful, happy, and content." What balderdash!Read more ›
#34 - An Opportunity to Love in which she writes: "Every moment is an opportunity to love." Wouldn't the world shift on its' axis if everyone followed that one sentence for a day!
#37 - Life Brings You What You Need: "If you said yes to everything that life brings instead of no, as the ego does, you wouldn't suffer." This reminds me of Byron Katie's comment "don't argue with reality..." Gina continues "say yes to whatever is happening" and "trust that that experience is good, not always easy perhaps, but always good." I am sure a lot of people can't go there yet, but it makes me think we don't have to judge good/bad, right/wrong...just BE and LET IT BE.
Gina wrote in #90 - "Thoughts create our unhappiness, not circumstances." This is a good reminder again to go deep within the ever present NOW moment. I'm reminded of what Mary-Margaret Moore says "If your thinking says this shouldn't be happening to me and this is hell on earth, then thinking makes it so." So...drop thoughts and judgements, and be an observer of what IS now.
Chapters 96 and 97 were worth the price of the book (Awakening and Wanting To Awaken. Really fine! Thank you, Gina Lake.
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I have really been enjoying all of Gina Lake's books. Her works have a way of speaking to me that I find both uncanny and timely. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jonathan E. Chateau
This was a really good book to read. It helped me to put all things in life into its proper perspective! Read morePublished 5 months ago by LATONYA FIELDS
I loved this book, it not only made me think but also understood quite a bit of it. I hope to live in the essence instead of the ego. :-)Published 7 months ago by Cindy
I enjoyed considering who I am as one I am looking at from outside of myself. My ego is very much alive and well but it and I are not so opposed to each other now. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sheila