|Reviews of Trusting Life|
“Trusting Life speaks to the heart and soul of what truly troubles humanity. Not only is it informative but easily read. Gina is a gifted yet unpretentious spiritual healer. Trusting Life explains not only why we suffer but suggests paths and different modes of thinking and living that may help us overcome our troubled times and mind. Gina's free-flowing, stream of consciousness style makes what is usually difficult material to the average American easy to comprehend and quite enjoyable. A few times while reading this book I had to ask myself was I reading this for insight or just FUN. If there is a better teacher than Gina on spiritual matters I have yet to find him or her. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that her compassion runs as deep as her wisdom, and all of it comes through easily in Trusting Life.” –Elmer
“The advice in this book really helped me at one of the most difficult times in my life. I truly think because I had it with me all the time and looked for solace in it that I healed much faster from a very painful and stressful time. I heartily recommend this if you are struggling, in mourning, or just want to feel better about the nature of life.” –C. Burton
“Gina Lake has a way of imparting spiritual wisdom that can be understood and taught to anybody who is ready to embark on a spiritual journey. The simplicity and clarity with which she writes is the reason why everyone who is looking for guidance can really benefit from her teachings. In her book, Trusting Life, the reader is carefully guided through a very accurate understanding of the innerworkings of the mind/body and the different ‘contenders’ at play. Never once does she leave you feeling like you don't understand something. She holds your hand and doesn't let go 'till the very end. Personally, I think this is what sets her apart from everyone else. She speaks to me better than any other spiritual teacher. As you read, you are filled with breakthrough ‘Aha’ moments, and you know your life is already beginning to change. Trusting Life is a perfect tool for a freshly renewed spiritual journey. Its simple but profound teachings have the power to change the way you think permanently, seemingly without even practicing that hard…. Trusting Life is a psychological process that has enough torque to propel you forward into a state of awareness. You really begin to be the Noticer of your thoughts and understand that you don't need to believe them, especially the ones that make you suffer. Within a short period of time, as you begin to think less and be more, life becomes easier. I immediately noticed within four days of clear mindedness that I became very comfortable in social situations, which was one of the fears that I was struggling with…. If you feel like you've tried everything, every book, every tape, every spiritual movie out there, but to no permanent avail, I guarantee that once you read Gina Lake's material, you'll feel very satisfied and know this is the real deal. One other great thing is that she has written so many other books. They all seem to be as wonderfully written as Trusting Life, so you have plenty of material to help reinforce the basic principles, which are how to transition from an ego based life to one of Essence.” –Mike, Long Island, NY
“Trusting Life by Gina Lake is a spiritual treasure. Unlike any other spiritual book I've ever read and unlike any of Gina's other amazing books, Trusting Life provides the perfect counterpoint to our culture's focus on coercing life into giving us what we want. It is a profoundly hopeful book that teaches how to tap into the ever-present wisdom of your own heart for guidance, the only guidance that will lead you to a truly fulfilling life. If you have ever wondered about the purpose of life, how it works, or your role in it, this is your book. If you have ever felt that you weren't living the life you were meant to live, that somehow you've kept getting in your own way or felt lost, disconnected, or unfulfilled, Gina's profound, yet down to earth wisdom will help you get on track. If you have ever felt that life and the world were unkind and untrustworthy, cast aside other books you are reading and order this book. Through concrete examples and explanations Trusting Life illustrates how life is supporting us and serving us in every moment, from our first breath to our last. If you are ready to stop living in fear and claim the happiness that has always been available to you, don't wait another minute!” –Laura Katleman
“Gina Lake has done it again. I've read several of her books now, and all of them are great. I'm a big fan of Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie, and Gina's approach is very similar. This book tackles trust, which is something most people on the path to enlightenment (or happiness) face a lot. When we consider acceptance of what is, or surrendering to the present moment, the ego instantly steps in to warn us about the potential dangers of doing so. Its job is to protect us, and it fears that acceptance of unwanted circumstances will lead to failure of some sort. In this book, Gina shows us how we can trust life and illustrates the benefits of trust. Life provides us with what we need. It always has. When we bring the trust in life into our lives, we begin to see just how trustworthy life is. We can then lead more stress-free lives, where love is allowed to flourish. That is what this book is about, and I truly recommend it.” –Trey Carland
“Having read all of Gina's books, it's easier to see the added wisdom that this one provides. There are many more practical examples here of just how life supports us in each moment and real-life examples of what it means to 'follow your heart' even in the face of doubt and fear. There is a very useful exercise on working with the Inner Child. This is a simple but effective process of giving ourselves the love that we may not have gotten growing up… The importance of meditation and some very easy meditation practices are provided… The reasons Gina provides for trusting life are both rational (e.g. life is consistent in certain ways) and esoteric (e.g. reincarnation) and compelling enough to short-circuit the ego's doubts (if only for a bit!). But of course, some people will only believe what they see and others see what they believe. Those who feel the truth in their own heart deeply, don't need any convincing. A real gem, and one that I've already recommended to several friends.” –Seda Unlucay
"Gina Lake's new book tackles the biggest issue for many who are drawn to a fuller spiritual life but find it difficult to leave behind the negative conditioning that keeps them from peace and enjoyment. "Trusting Life" is at the heart of the spiritual journey, and unhooking from our distrust and conditioned reliance on egoic thought and finding the basis for trust in life, as it is, with guidance from the heart, or Essence, is what this book is about. Gina uses the rational mind to deconstruct the conditioned belief in the egoic mind and its negative stories about life. She offers pointers toward the life-affirming truth that we can choose to live in the present, without the suffering of what should have been, could have been, or might be, and come alive in the abundant grace of the natural goodness and flow of life. This book puts it all in context, puts the egoic mind in its place, and opens the door to freedom and peace." –Mary Scott
“This is another a great book by Gina. ‘Fears and doubts keep us identified with the ego and unable to experience the truth that life is trustworthy.’ ‘Who we think we are isn't who we really are, rather, we are what notices thinking. We are the NOTICER.’ She also talks about healing your inner child. We have our trust damaged as children, and this causes fear and doubt programming, which creates our false self. ‘Oneness has given us individuals who can show the way out,’ and Gina shows us the way out of our false self. I use this in my medical practice in helping people heal their old wounds.” –Alex K. Mammen, M.D.
“With surgical precision Gina exposes the 'programming' that we call the ego. She shows us how we are misguided and how redirecting our trust will bring us in alignment with our hearts. She provides practical guidance in changing our thinking. This book will benefit both beginner and advanced students. You need not be an advaita student to appreciate this book. It is logical and clear. The issues addressed are timely. We live in a time that seems to be fraught with distrust. In our spiritual endeavors we can espouse trust, but how deep and complete is that trust really? Where have we placed that trust? What can we trust? Are we ready to live our lives on the cutting edge of complete trust? And, of course, what's in it for me to trust? Read this book and you may very well have your thinking in these questions greatly expanded!” –Luke Metz
"Gina Lake has a gift for explaining the human spiritual journey in a way that is heard in the heart and understood in a deep way. In Trusting Life she lays out the importance of seeing through the epic mind of doubt and fear and uncovering the deepest knowing of a profound peace. She invites the reader to live from a sense of this knowing, trusting the eternal unfolding of this great and cosmic adventure we call life. A beautiful collection of words that point to the knowing inside us all—that is beyond all words." –David Ellzey, author Ocean of Now
“For me, Gina Lake's bookTrusting Life speaks with a gentle and friendly, but also knowing voice, and this writing helps me to look deep within myself and observe what is happening there. On one hand, this experience of reading this book seems like listening to a very close friend, while at the same time, I can hear the same voice that comes from the most true, profound and sacred spiritual traditions and teachers....
“Gina has a way of cutting through, with clear language, and communicating with the larger You, who knows it's finally time to let go of listening to and trusting the familiar, keep-safe, danger-avoidance but very life-limiting train of thoughts that want you to stay afraid. As I continued to read, I really got at a deep level, that any ongoing thoughts and negative feelings, especially the ones that just surface with no reason whatsoever, can be completely ignored with absolutely no risk to my Peace, because they are based on "stories" that the ego tells us about the meaning of things. There is so much that is covered in this book, including evidence for the Trustworthiness of Life, noticing your thoughts and uncovering assumptions and beliefs you weren't aware of, and listening to your Heart's subtle direction versus the clamoring noise of your Ego's conditioning.” –Steve Baily