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charlotte nguyen  mindfulness meditation teacher, spiritual activist, 4 ft cup of sun 🌞powered by stories, community & little joys 🌿 FREE mindfulness summit 🙏✨>>>

http://themindfulrevolutionsummit.com/

🌿🌿It’s with deep awe and honor that I share one of the most exciting events & movements my heart has ever felt! 🌿🌿I’ve poured my heart and soul into something wonderful for you and the site just went live today! I feel vulnerable, open, and perfectly imperfect. But spirit tells me that the timing is ripe to release this, and that the world is ready.
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The Mindful Revolution is a FREE, two-week artistic, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual online gathering for you to do the inner work it takes to get free! ✨✨
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Through meditating, reflecting, dreaming - facing who we are, who we have been, and who we might become - we aim to start a spiritual (r)evolution that will reverberate throughout our lives and communities. ✨🙏✊️
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This series of interviews, workshops, and teachings is a collaboration between 20 spiritual guides, mindful practitioners, artists, and wellness coaches who are devoted to the personal and emotional health, growth, and liberation of our community. 🌿🌿
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Maybe you’re feeling the heaviness of the world right now and need some support 💔. Maybe you need to build practices for self-care and self-love and don’t know where to start 🌻. Perhaps you want to create more room for joy in your life as a revolutionary act 💗.
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If you are feeling the YES in your body, know that you are not alone in your journey to be well. Follow the link in my bio, and let us walk with you.
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In joy and liberation,
Charlotte 💗✨🌿

It's Saturday!! So excited to share my new logo by the lovely @lordmoco 💕 Inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh's book, "Lotus in a Sea of Fire." I also have some truly soulful news I can't wait to share with you all on Monday...stay tuned! 👀
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// HEALING FOR THE REVOLUTION // The work of getting free isn’t easy. It’s especially not easy when you’ve made it your mission to not only free yourself, but also help your community get free. The work of fighting oppression *out there* is hard and in doing it, we often neglect the *inner work* needed to emotionally and spiritually heal.
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Get Free! is a consultancy business that helps social change agents and organizations become emotionally healthy and inspired through mindfulness.
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I believe that looking inward is the first step towards liberation, and by nourishing our inner life, we can find the resilience, wisdom, and light to fight these brave and necessary fights - and do it as happier, healthier people. 🙏💗✊️

I'm horrified by the white supremacist / nazi / alt-right terrorism that went down at #UVA last night.
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If you are also having difficulty coping with these devastating news stories and are a person of color, I am offering free meditation sessions (phone/skype) in support of your spiritual health. Please send me a private message for my number, or share with a loved one who may need some grounding today.
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These events can take a tremendous toll on our mental health as people of color. Please log off or hit the block button as needed. You do not need to engage with any person or content that doesn’t respect your humanity. Your health is not negotiable. Please take care of yourself and each other.
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Praying for our safety and deep well-being, Charlotte

P.S. Fuck white supremacy

#UVA #fuckwhitesupremacy #mentalhealth #selfcare

OH HI!! 👋 Lots of new folks to this party 🎉 so thought I'd break the ice!! My name is Charlotte Nguyen and there are three simple ways to win my heart: long talks ☕️, tacos 🌮, and star wars 🤓. I am a teacher of mindfulness meditation and closest to my heart are those whose hearts beat for social change. I know that I’m living out my purpose when I’m working at the intersection of spiritual practice 🙏, social action ✊️, and creative expression 🎨.
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I am a firm believer that everyone must make time EVERY DAY for spiritual practice. This can be anything to you, but I mean engaging in some form of practice that allows you to feel that which is greater than yourself and transcends the mundane (or revitalizes the mundane). I believe that spiritual practice helps us find that bigness in life and the courage that’s needed for the long haul. I believe that being in service to the world can mean many things, including being more vigilant than ever about making time for art, healthy eating, exercise, taking on only so much, finding loved ones to share the load, and taking care of yourself FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL 🌎 I believe that there’s a movement happening, where more of us are realizing that our liberation is not negotiable, and that there is room for everyone in this great unraveling.
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YOUR TURN!! Tell me about you. 👇👇👇What does your heart beat for?? ❤️ Sunset or sunrise?? 🌅 Photo by @radianthuman_ .

🍃🍃THE CALL OF TEA 🍃🍃These mornings, I hear the leaf calling me to wake up and sit with her. Day by day, I find myself carving out more and more time to sit in peace and silence, meditating with this plant. Tea has no dogmatic or linear nature. Part of its beauty is that tea is such a sensory experience. When I meditate with her, any hesitation to meditate ceases and I think to myself, “Oh, I just really want to drink this tea! It’s so good!” Then, I find myself in a deep meditative channel. Pouring water into the leaves and watching them unfurl, she becomes whatever medicine I need in that moment. A dose of strength today, a measure of softness tomorrow. She is such a graceful, strong, compassionate teacher. I am blessed to be a student of the leaf and hope to someday hold ceremony with this spirit of nature, helping others find the same awakened presence in their bowls that continues to inspire me 🌿🌿What morning rituals help you connect to spirit? 🌞🍵
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#tea #meditation #gratitude #awakened #mindfulness #mornings #ritual #selfcare #consciousness

It's truly life-affirming to see loved ones building and pursuing happy, positive, peaceful, creative, successful and deeply fulfilling lives for themselves. I’m proud of my brother and world’s best roommate, Wale for doing just that! Follow @riveriswild then cop these beautiful pieces at www.riveriswild.com 🌊. ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ W I L D W A T E R S ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽

RIVERISWILD IS A LIFESTYLE BRAND WITH A HUMANITARIAN CORE.
IT IS ABOUT ACKNOWLEDGING THE CHAOS OF LIFE AND RESPECTING IT'S UNPREDICTABILITY, GOING WITH THE FLOW AND HONORING OUR DIFFERENCES AND CONNECTIONS.
A PORTION OF ALL PROFITS ARE DONATED TO CHARITIES DEDICATED TO PROVIDING CLEAN WATER TO THOSE IN NEED IN AFRICA. ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲
#streetwear #riveriswild #streetfashion #mensfashion #womensfashion #humanitarianism #cleanwater #diaspora #africa

Today’s exploration: Forgiveness 💗 I'm often told by strangers what a cheerful person I am. This often stuns me because not so long ago, I was unhappy. Who I am today once felt out of reach: I couldn't imagine that I would be alive here today, enjoying healthy relationships, and teaching others to love themselves. Much of my early teen and young adult life was filled with anxiety, trauma, and grief. I remember thinking to myself at a young age, “Wow, this is not going to be an easy life.” I knew even then that I would have to bloom in very muddy waters.
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When I first came to meditation, I knew I wanted to live a full life, but I didn’t know how. I couldn’t grasp that happiness would ever belong to me. My teacher assured me that happiness could and would come, but I had to work for it. And if I truly wanted peace, I had to start within. I had to forgive those who harmed me, but more importantly I had to forgive myself. This process was frightening because forgiving meant acknowledging. And acknowledging what's been painful about my life created more space for heartache. I feared that admitting certain things about myself would take me to a dark place.
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But I forgave myself. I forgave myself for not wanting to be alive and present for my loved ones. I forgave myself for flocking to the wrong type of people romantically and platonically. I forgave myself for constantly settling and not living my fullest life. I forgave myself for giving up ballet after being sexually assaulted, and never honing my craft as a musician. I forgave myself for not finishing what I started. I forgave myself for not knowing better, not learning from my mistakes, and not accepting what I couldn’t change. This was the kind of forgiveness that only I could offer myself.
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Self-forgiveness has taught me to be more gentle with my life. It’s taught me to look at others with compassion, and understand that we all fall short sometimes. None of us are perfect beings in this world. Self-forgiveness has reminded me to smile, acknowledge where I have been, and keep my eyes and heart set on where I'm going.
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Sending hope, gratitude and fortitude for your journey too,
Charlotte 💗

My heart has been BLASTED wide open from your love and support of “Prince” the past few days 💓💓💓I’ve read each and every one of your comments and they have LIGHTED me from the inside ✨✨✨Kyoko and I thank you with our whole hearts 💗💗💗
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This project was birthed from years of heart-opening conversations shared between us in our homes, on walks, over long drives, and lots and lots of soup. We wanted to share that same, soul-level intimacy with you so that you'll never need to feel alone on your path - not when there’s sisterhood.
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We invite you to read our extended interview where we talk with full self-honesty about pushing our edges, deciding who to be, and owning our power as artists. It’s a gift, from our open hearts to yours, for hearing the “me too” in our journeys and for honoring your own.
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Read the full conversation at www.jinjabrew.com!
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Repost from @jinjabrew:

There's friendship, then there's sisterhood. ⠀
There's sisterhood, then there's love. ⠀
Love that radicalizes and forms your very best self; love so profound it goes beyond empathy, beyond transcendence, beyond the borders you've built around your own limitations. ⠀

Forever changed and inspired by @lotusinaseaoffire. ⠀

I feel so lucky to be able to talk to this woman on a daily basis, and learn so much from her innate wisdom, and today, we extend our conversation to you. ⠀
Full conversation at:
www.jinjabrew.com ⠀

#lovewins ⠀
#princejinjabrew ⠀

My loves, it has taken me 6 years to say this.
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I love to dance. It was my first language before I ever learned to speak. I’m obsessed with the expansion that happens when I surrender to the call of body, mind, and spirit. When I move, I'm astounded by how much I’m able to FEEL in this body. I am bigger, more powerful, more glorious.
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But 6 years ago, I was sexually assaulted during a lesson with a dance instructor. Finding home in my body, and the courage to walk into the studio again, seemed impossible. Believe me, I tried. So when my friend, Kyoko asked if I would perform in her music video, I was resistant. Dance brought up all my pain, all my shadows, and all my doubts. But when she spoke about her vision, I couldn’t turn away the chance to tell this story. It was bigger than me. It was bigger than us. This was the kind of art that would outlive us all. I tripped hundreds of times before making the first leap, but the moment I did, I grew my wings back instantly - and I’m never looking back again.
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Kyoko is a wild woman with beautiful hands, eyes, ears, and so much inspiration to share. She is a lighthouse in my life who reminds me who I am, and how deep the medicine of friendship runs. She has stood by me as I courageously claimed my gifts, and held me through this transformation. I love her with my whole heart, I love her from the depths of my soul, and I thank her for my wings.
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This project is about the creativity of our survival. About the experience of femininity, love, shame, and redemption. It’s about letting go of “Asian” or “American” and journeying freely into a hyphenated existence: Asian-American. That infinite, third space where we’re free to break loose from the expectations the world would have us follow. A place where we tap into the roots of light, strength, and wisdom already planted deep within us. This is for you, all those who are silenced or in hiding. We see you ✨
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“Prince” is out now on jinjabrew.com. Please watch, share with others, and tell us if you see your own journey reflected in ours! We hope you love it. Our hearts are in your hands 💗.
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Directed, produced, edited by @jinjabrew. Filmed by @vimcrony.

✨HEY DARLINGS ✨ I’m going LIVE @ 9 AM (PST) / 12 PM (EST) TOMORROW, JUNE 30 to talk about my new project, “PRINCE” with my favorite singer-songwriter and best friend, Kyoko @jinjabrew! 🎶. This is one of my proudest accomplishments to date.
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We’ll also discuss our favorite music, growing up Asian-American, and where to find the best noodles in Los Angeles!
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So come, pour some tea, 🍃, grab your incense 🕯, hang out with us, and let’s go deep together.
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Like or comment below with a “🍵" if you’ll be there with your cup of oolong tomorrow!!
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See you there, fam 👋
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In Excitement,
Charlotte + Kyoko 💗
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Shot by @vimcrony.
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#dance #ballet #contemporary #newmusic #jazz #losangeles #asianamerican #queer

To all my conscious creators + lovers, this is for you ✨.
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I'm so excited for the invitation to speak on the @thinc_ @truthintuitions Conscious Living Panel next TUESDAY, JUNE 27 at @wework Culver City.
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These folks have curated such a unique lineup of thought leaders who will be diving deep into two topics: conscious love + conscious entrepreneurship. If you're here in LA, please join us for some learning, creativity, and connection. I'll be leading a guided meditation session and sharing learnings from my own, soul-bearing journey 🙏🏼.
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Ticket link in my biooo! ✨.
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#consciousness #consciousliving #losangeles #entrepreneur #community #creatives #relationships

For the first time in a long time, I’m ready to open up more. I’ve been hiding so much and I know you know it too! This past week has been so instructive, spent mostly in deep conversation interspersed with silence and reflection. I am chewing on some big revelations and I am still very much in the process of coming into my center. I have been holding big prayers and doing BIG work and having big conversations around clarity and discernment. Trust and doubt. So many shadows are being illuminated 🌕🌑.
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As a spiritual guide to others, I realize that I am sometimes a teacher, but ALWAYS a student. Life has dropped big things in my lap for me to REALLY look at and I'm grateful for the opportunity to get real with myself, even if it hurts sometimes. I’m walking through the fire, but at my heart’s center, I trust this journey completely (welllllll most of the time...I'm human!!).
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I'll be posting more vulnerably throughout this process. I'm excited to grow with you and expose my raw self so that we can feel safe to be more truthful about who we are ✨.
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Will you do me a favor and share below if you are hearing the “me too” in these words? 💗
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Grateful for the divinely guided @ososee and her photography. Thank you for seeing me. ✨ #vulnerability #growth #courage #authenticity #mindfulness

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