Is Reiki Legit?

 

Originally published May 11, 2011

It’s important to always be testing every healing modality for efficacy. When I started learning Reiki, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It is a practice, like yoga, meditation or work. The more you practice in your area, the more efficient you become. Now, as a Reiki Master, I am able to use my Reiki for all types of positive change in my life. So, is Reiki legit? Yes! Absolutely! To define Reiki… it’s healing through intention.

Reiki is being practiced in hospitals around the country and world, according to Reiki.org. With its global reach and the validation of countless individual testimonies, Reiki has become a reputable alternative healing treatment. If you’ve been practicing or receiving Reiki with blissful results, and you don’t feel pulled to learn something more or try something else – my feeling is that Reiki is right for you right now. If you are itching for something more, perhaps Reiki can help guide you to what you need. My Reiki Certification Courses are a great way to learn more about energy and help you tune in to your inner abilities.

Reiki is Like a Stem Cell

Reiki is a highly potent and beautiful form of energy healing where a practitioner, like me, transfers energy (vibration) to you through our hands, hearts, and intentions. I love it because it works every time. The transmission of these loving, healing vibrations affects each person on the level that they can accept. Sometimes people experience overall peace and relaxation, freedom from pain and illness, or a light of inner wisdom that helps them handle a pressing concern in their lives.

My own belief (and according to quantum physics, your belief shapes your reality) is that the passing down of the Reiki tradition amplifies its effect. While Reiki was re-introduced to us through Mikao Usui in the last century, the teachings and symbols we use are ancient and span all major religions. I believe we have the energetic backing of every single person who ever used hands-on healing before it was called Reiki. I believe we have the energetic backing of those who created and used the symbols. When a practice is done so many times with similar intent that practice begins to hold an energy of its own – Reiki energy contains this passed-down group energy.

When you receive a Reiki Attunement, that group energy and more is intentionally placed in your body so that you can use it for good. I love the fact that we never know exactly WHY… but Attunements ALWAYS seem to help even the most skeptic people transfer healing energy to themselves and others. I was one of these skeptics (and often still am), and so was my hubby Doug.

When I say that Reiki works every time, I mean that as long as it is done properly (by someone Attuned, with good intentions and an allowing recipient) — Reiki enters your system (energy body and physical body), and takes care of whatever you need most. Many of us are unaware of what we do need most though. It can be a nap, a poop – even the manifestation of a call from our moms.

Just like a stem cell, Reiki can become anything in your body or your life. It can become detoxification. It can become money. It can become complete healing. When you are open to healing and completely ready to allow healing to flow into your life – connecting with a Reiki practitioner that vibes with you may be all you need to get to the core of your issues and spring yourself into your Bliss.

We are all called to heal in our own ways. Healing with Reiki can have the same results as healing with acupuncture, herbs, diet, yoga, shamanic work (and others) – depending on who you are and where you are on your journey. All natural healing modalities work similarly to bring your body into wholeness and balance. They all have the capability of clearing away mental and physical blocks for healing. And, from what I’ve experienced, many of these practices compliment each other very well. I myself take the opportunity to experience the energy gifts of my friends and colleagues whenever I can. You don’t need any particular form of energy work or alternative healing unless you feel drawn to it.

Reiki is the Gateway Energy

I often refer to Reiki as the gateway drug into psychic healing work. Because it is pure positive energy that can become anything for you, it activates your truest self. If you need to make great changes in your life, Reiki can be a gentle but powerful quantum leap into that transition.

From my own experience, each Reiki Attunement and session with clients has brought me more into alignment with my purpose and abilities. I only feel that it is necessary to use my psychic and other healing abilities because I am called to do so. I feel that these skills help me help you.

Giving myself Reiki and sharing it with others has lead me to learn how to work with spirit guides, understand my intuitions and psychic prophesies, extend useful healing tips to my clients and friends, and continue to grow as a light worker. When I am working as an intuitive or Body Ecology coach, I am not directly performing Reiki – yet Reiki is at the core of everything I do.

I am often called to work with spirit guides, angels, food, oils, stones, animals, meditations, dance, sounds – and I do what I am drawn to. Not exactly Reiki, but a gift that began with Reiki.

Reiki is now accepted in many hospitals as a complimentary therapy to western medicine. It’s definitely proving to help mainstream energy healing. Even Dr. Oz mentioned Reiki lately. Most of my clients are GIFTED healers who are looking for a simple introductory step into the world of natural health, and they find that in Reiki.

As I grow, I’m able to offer my clients a lot more. I think this can vary depending on your practitioner. Some people experience instant gratification during a Reiki session, and this is definitely my intention. Other people find that they desire to learn more about why they have manifested their predicaments. In these cases, I even use Reiki to help facilitate deeper spiritual healing. Sure, other topics, like past lives and karma, may come up.

Reiki Is a Protected Energy

I did hands-on energy work before I learned Reiki and often felt it exhausting. I’d have good results, but then feel very depleted afterwards.  At times, I even got sick with illnesses that I was helping my clients  to heal. At first, I didn’t understand that absorbing negative energies was a possibility. But, it happened to me.

When I learned Reiki I learned that the energy I was using was not my own and this made all the difference. I was simply a channel for this healing work, and the results were out of my hands. I know some excellent energy workers who already understand this concept intuitively without needing to be attuned, and I know others who use their own energy effectively for helping others.

Reiki is an inherently protected practice that is ingrained with intention to keep the practitioner free from absorbing un-needed energies. Once I began practicing my energy work with my Reiki Attunement to support me, I noticed that I was no longer so strongly affected by dangerous energies.

I’ve Had My Doubts about Reiki

I’ve often felt like calling my work Reiki, limits me. After all, like many Reiki practitioners, I’m not just laying my hands on people. But, what if I was just doing that? I’ve finally come to a place where I feel a deep understanding of the simple beauty of Reiki. Jesus himself achieved instant healings by laying his hands on people in need. How did he know where to touch? How did he know what to say? Reiki comes from that. My visions and messages given to me from Jesus have let me know that he taught me what I do. Perhaps I lived in his time. Or, perhaps he is simply talking about a passing down of special energy.

Would Jesus or the Christ Consciousness approach a Reiki practitioner in a coffee shop and suggest that perhaps she was doing the wrong hands-on energy healing and that she should focus on Quantum Touch or Theta Healing? Not sure. But peeps have suggested that to me.

People tell me that they’ve had Reiki and didn’t like it, but that Theta Healing is the bomb. And, in my ideal world where labels don’t exist, I laugh and think that these are one in the same. That I am doing Theta healing (in my way).

So, I ask you again… is Reiki Legit? Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that Reiki was MY necessary step toward consciousness. And, it still is. I know I’m going to keep using it, but I also know it will keep growing. Calling myself a Reiki Master is also kind of silly to me, since I don’t believe that one can master energy. There is so much to learn.

Continuing Ed for Reiki Masters

I’m always taking classes and going to school to understand more about healing and connecting with energy. But, I have a great inner filter to help me determine what  to spend my time on. Thanks to my amazing teachers, I have learned how to choose classes that help me stay on my path.

I intend on completing my degree in Chinese Medicine, and pursuing my PhD as my life allows for that. I stray from teachings that attempt to negate any other teachings. I choose teachers who believe in the ultimate truth that we are all one. I choose subjects for the sake of self discovery and self healing.

I have learned that I am not doing “more than Reiki.” I am simply doing Reiki as I do Reiki and using the other gifts I am being called to use in addition.

Hands-on-Healing is a centuries-old gift that has been passed down by people like Jesus, Mikao Usui and mystics from all cultures. There is far too much information and high vibration there for me to fully understand in 4 years of practice. We are taught that Reiki is simply this transmission of energy, I believe it is so much more.

Is Reiki legit? That seems like such a silly question now.

Do you practice Reiki or enjoy Reiki healing sessions?

What do you think?

Gina

 

How to Learn Reiki Self Healing

Originally published in 2012

A while ago I wrote a piece called, “Is Reiki Legit?.” With all of the new-age-y, “energy” based healing options out there, it’s super easy to get inundated with the hoopla of it all, and wonder what to believe. I’m no stranger to miracles or magick. But as someone who came to understand my own gifts in such an organic way, I struggled for an outside world label to help me understand what I was doing. I was led to Reiki after having some really profound distance healing experiences with my son, (who is now recovered from severe autism). 

At first, I was confused on how to learn Reiki. But answers came as I continued to educate myself. No doubt, my abilities grew as I practiced energy work. Each time I was attuned, I felt more of the vibration and was gifted with more psychic abilities. Something was changing in me. But, even after becoming a Reiki Master, helping people heal broken bones, forgo surgery and meds, boost moods, get over illness and so much more with “Reiki,” I  rarely used it for self healing. At least not for anything profound.  Without a clear answer in my mind about whether Reiki was responsible for the healings I witnessed — I kept searching.

Besides, Reiki can mean so many things to so many people. And, as a practice, it’s certainly not lacking in posers. I guess I was covering my bases.

In truth, only Time has really helped me understand the value of Reiki in my life. I’m so glad we have Time here in this reality. This past summer has been one of the most eye-opening, freeing times of my life. And with that awesomeness came some confusion, adversity and even physical injury.

It is now that I need Reiki most. And now, that I discovered how to use it for some really amazing self healing. I wish I had pictures. But I was hurt. I wasn’t thinking too much about getting out the camera. I just wanted to share with you a few recent Reiki-fied instances that knocked my socks off.

Reiki Rebuilt my Finger in 10 Days

After a long day working with Doug on our RV remodel, I fumbled through my toiletry bag for some lip moisturizer — When, OUUUUUUUUUUCH! My hubby’s REAL RAZOR Blade (like the kind that men used  back in the 1950’s) completely cut off my middle finger tip. I know what this emotionally implies too.. just not going to go there right now. Blood was seriously gushing everywhere. I screamed so loud, and thought about crying like a baby too.  Then, I quickly used the Reiki power symbol and intended for no further damage from the wound, and ran to Doug for assistance. Once my MacGeyver-Man rubber-banded me a tourniquet, and gave me some ice for the massive pain, he crashed.

I was up all night. The blood wouldn’t stop without the rubber band/ice. So I had to stay awake alternating or else potentially lose more of my finger. (You never know)

As I sat awake that night, I did a Reiki healing attunement on myself. I’ve done these before with great results. But this time I was asking for something more specific and instant. I cut though nerve tissue. I was feeling pain in all my fingers in both hands. Doug scared me with the thought that it could take months to repair my finger tip, and that I may not have feeling when it finally healed.

For 8 hours, I alternated tea-tree oil and Reiki… sometimes holding my finger in my mouth using a special healing color and breath technique.

The next day, you would’ve never known I did any healing at all. I was still bleeding and my finger looked gross. That night, I experienced pain worse than child-birth. This had to be due to the cutting of nerve tissue. I was so tired, and could not get the blood to stop long enough to sleep sound. So, finally I decided to use Reiki to remedy the entire thing once and for all. It was the kind of decision you feel with your entirety. I’ve taken action on less certain decisions and gotten results to match. But, this time was different. The pain is what really inspired me.

I felt the Reiki energy entering at my pineal (top of head), surging through my head and down my shoulders, arms, hands and finger-tips. I was instantly comforted. ALL of the pain gone. I slept and woke up with a finger looking so much better.

Within 10 days, the skin was back without scarring or pain. Not to mention no infections. And, thank goodness I have sensation too.  And I wasn’t even being ultra careful with it either. I’m an active person, and have a hard time stopping. You can barely tell I even got hurt. My fingertip is just slightly more pink than usual, which will normalize soon. Whfew!

But there’s more….

 Reiki Helped Us During and After a Car Crash

We were recently rear-ended while stopped to make a left turn. The bummer news is that we were driving someone else’s car, we don’t have our own insurance yet and the insurance company in charge is slow to help with treatment for us. In other words.. we haven’t gotten any help in the month since we were injured.

The moment of the crash was like nothing I’ve ever felt. It was on my side of the car and felt as if something literally whacked my head/neck with a bat, or something harder. The dude who hit us kept going — slamming on his gas and crashing us more. And, my adrenaline must’ve kicked in because I jumped into the back seat and protected Dougie. I immediately used Reiki on us and the car.  I used the power symbol for no further damage and for protection. I used it in one of those Mama Bear nothings-gonna-hurt-my-baby kinda ways. And, the best news I can give you is that Dougie had absolutely no injuries.

I was so wiped out. I was so wiped out that I didn’t even consider doing Reiki on myself. Instead, I tried making chiro appointments and appointments with other healers. Bills were piling up over $500 that we weren’t sure were going to be reimbursed.

A friend came over and eased my pain with some Reiki. But, more was needed and she had to go. Doug suggested yoga, which is a great idea (If I could move with some ease). I felt I needed a healer. I felt I needed some extra help. I always wait til the last minute. 🙂

The other night I awoke in tears. Sheesh. I was equally as pissed that the crash even happened as I was about the pain that I was in. Then I made that same type of decision. I put my hands together on my neck/shoulders and sent Reiki just as I would with a client.

Funny, I actually waited there for something to happen — kind of impatiently. Like I was judging myself… “let’s see if she knows what she is doing”

Then I felt it. That amazing pulse of  warmth and relief. Like getting a massage that puts everything back in place. Like swimming in a healing pool.

I’m healing by leaps and bounds because I am consciously Reiki-ing me. I’m doing nothing else differently. Just The Reiki, and it’s pretty amazing. If you are interested in how to learn Reiki, click here.

LOVE!

Gina

In Gratitude: What an Awesome Client Testimonial!

" LOVE " LOTUSES always :-)  ^__^I’m so grateful for the work I get to do with clients. They teach me so much, and I get to witness so much growth. We are all our own best healers, best gurus, best teachers– but where would we be without one another? When I have the opportunity to help people find their own healing, I’m pretty humbled. I don’t always know exactly why my work, works… But it does. And my gratitude is overflowing,  I just wanted to share this lovely  note my dear client and FRIEND, Amanda has written about my service to her. I’m so thrilled that her family is Thriving now!

Here goes:

When Gina first came into our lives, our son still had horrendous gut issues.  She helped us, step by step regain his health.  Today, you wouldn’t know he is any different to any other 6 year old child, except for the foods he eats.  Before, the differences were clear for all to see.

Life can be exceptionally tough when you’re desperately trying to recover your child’s health.  Gina understands when no-one else does, believes in you when you’ve lost faith in yourself, holds your hand as you take brave new steps, never judges you for being unsure, and simply loves you through all the monumental changes that are required to recover your child.   Daily emails keep you supported and loved.  Your child has an ally and you have inspiration, new information, recipes and ideas to keep moving forward.
If I ever have any queries, Gina is always there.  We’ve never met in person.  She has such a big heart though, that I feel so close to her and lovely Dougie.
This past year, my baby was diagnosed with a hole in the heart.  We were told he would need open heart surgery to close the hole by age one as it wasn’t healing on its own.  Telling us the mortality statistics put us in panic mode.  I asked Gina for a distance reiki healing, thinking that at worst, nothing would change.  At the next consultation visit, the consultant announced within 2 seconds of seeing the scan ‘that hole is healing itself’.  A material difference!!!  Our baby is now off all medicines and the hole is still healing.
Gina has remarkable abilities and she is a great teacher.  We’re on to new adventures together, reiki and psychic skool!  All my life I’ve felt that something was missing, but never knew what.  Now, I think I’ve found it.  Things are clicking into place like never before.  If school had ever been like this I would’ve loved my time there much more!!!!!!!
My advice to anyone thinking of getting Gina on board in recovering your health or that of anyone you care for, do it.  Or if you are looking for the best reiki and psychic teacher available, sign up.  Do not stop and think, just let go and trust.  You’re in safe and loving hands.  You’ll be taken on adventures that you may at first question, but take the advice given and try everything offered.  You’ll be so glad you did.
Beautiful Gina, Lots of love to you and your lovely family,
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Amanda H. (Uk)

Taking autism Healing on the Road

The other night in Chicago,  I got to hold and give Reiki to a tiny client who I’d been working with from a distance for about 6 months. “Magical” is hardly a strong enough word to describe the feeling that pulses through me when I get opportunities like this. This is Bliss. To witness the children heal before my eyes is simply wowing.  I want more. I want to connect with more of you.

The Bliss Tour

So, you may already know that we hit the road last month to come share our gifts with you, learn with you and attempt to live the most sustainable life possible.  We are in search of an RV that can be converted to burn little to no emissions so that we can freely travel to where you are. We’re in Chicago now and have plans to move on to North Carolina and Connecticut in the next month.

The Bliss Mobile/autism Healing Machine

That little boy — the one who allowed Reiki to help him heal the other night was a messenger to me. It was as if his spirit was shouting “yes” and “thank you.” Just the sign that I needed to KNOW that I am doing the right thing with my life.

That little boy reminded me so much of my own son. And, just like with Dougie I could see his potential painted across the sky in endless stars. And, I could also see how he shined in the moment.  A gift that many of us miss when we are stuck in the rut of recovery. But, that’s why I am here. To help you heal. It’s beyond recovery. It really is BLISS.

Our Bliss Mobile will travel to where you are and share with you our collected wisdom, services, products, and love so that you can feel the Bliss of healing and  wholeness like we do.  We’ll provide one-on one sessions as well as group classes and events that focus on whole self healing and getting to the core of autism in an enjoyable and affordable way.

Our children are truly advanced souls on a mission to help us understand how to live better on this planet.  They “get it” on such a deep level, and it’s time we learn to finally uncover their full message. Last week at  the autism one conference, I heard Jenny McCarthy say that acceptance  does not mean we’ve given up our quest to heal. I’ve always felt this way. We will heal . But, we must accept ourselves, and I know that’s part of my own mission  here.

Our Services on the Road

  • Reiki (Reiki for autism is pretty unique and amazing. It is simply energy, so it has the power to become whatever it needs to become in your body. I have used it to calm a child, help a child go to sleep, stop seizures, strengthen the core, detox, break fever, get rid of pain and stop further damage from injury. I’ll have a full blog on this very soon.)
  • Intuitive Energy Healing (This allows us to connect with the energies of  children and parents, and help define what’s going on inside their bodies. Often it helps us understand the spiritual and/or emotional connection to illness and ways to heal it. This can be combined with Reiki)
  • Eating For autism (We’ll help you determine what foods are best for your healing plan, and also help empower your own intuitive eating abilities. Gina is a Body Ecology coach who also focuses on whole, organic, raw, probiotic, gluten-free soy-free, sugar-free, casein-free, corn-free eating  and super foods. We also have hundreds of healing recipes and samples of cultured/probiotic foods and herbal elixirs  to share )
  • Homeschool/Unchool (We will help you create a system that works best  for you. Some things we love to incorporate in our own unschooling for our son: son-rise inspired play, Waldorf school philosophy (Rudolph Steiner) art and sound therapy, lots of time in nature)

Host a Class or Event in Your Area

if you want to share in some of these amazing services, you can host a class in your home town. Click here for details on hosting a class.

Check out our autism Undone class series. Class hosts receive a free admission , and a 20 minute consult with Doug and me. You need only pay for certifications  if you are hosting a Reiki class.

Let us know if you have any other Blissy requests.

contact us at Gina@BlissedLife.com with questions.

Gina

Chicago Classes: Reiki Certifications and Reiki for Families with Special Needs

 

The Bliss is hitting roads Love, and we’re coming to Chi Town.

Join us for these really amazing classes this April

April 30: Become A Certified Reiki Practitioner — Levels 1 and 2 Attunements (w/Advanced Distance Healing)

Energetic Unschooling

Reiki is a gentle healing art that brings you physical, emotional and mental relief. Pronounced “Ray-Kee,” this beautiful vibrational healing feels like a surge of love pulsing through your veins, and can bring great clarity and openness in little time.

As a Certified Reiki Practitioner, You Become a Channel for that Energy to Flow Through

You can use it to:

  • Help empower your goals
  • Bring healing to yourself, family and friends
  • Reduce stress
  • Help eliminate pain and illness
  • Expand or grow your own healing practice
  • Compliment massage therapy, yoga, shamanic work, healthy eating, and all other natural wellness practices

Wherever You are Right Now, Reiki Quantum leaps You Forward. That’s Why I love it so

Here are the Class Details..

Date: Saturday April 30

Time 10am-6pm

Where: Orland Hills, IL Private Residence (msg. gina@blissedlife.com for address)

Register By March 15 to hold your seat

Price: $333

These are attunement and certification classes, which means that you can use Reiki professionally to expand your current practice or begin a new one, if you like.

Reiki Levels 1 and 2 (advanced): Distance Healing Edition

Bring the power and beauty of Reiki into your life and begin a deep practice of distance/remote healing We will be using this class opportunity to to explore how Reiki can help heal our relationships with self, spirit and soul mates and clients — and how we can use that vibration to bring healing even from afar.

This class is great for those looking to build your intuition, work with clients, and use Reiki in unique (and traditional) ways.

Reiki Level 1 covers:

Learn the history and principles of this ancient healing art, and begin to experience the flow of energy through your own body. We will also cover:

  • Reiki hand positions
  • Energetic protection
  • Self-treatment
  • Using Reiki in your healing practice/with clients
  • Practice time
  • Unlocking your own healing power
  • The difference between Reiki and other energy healing practices
  • Support for post-attunement 21 day cleanse (foods to eat, affirmations, journals etc)

Level 2 Covers:

This level of Reiki helps you discover emotional connections to your own and others’ blocks and illnesses. It also helps you find a balance between the mental and emotional conflicts you may have. Becoming attuned to Reiki Level 2 often inspires balance in all of your relationships as well. You will also learn:

  • 3 Reiki symbols and how to connect to them for use in practice and with yourself
  • How to send Reiki through time and space
  • How your body can read intuitive messages during a session
  • How to connect deeper to spirit
  • Support for post-attunement 21 day cleanse (foods to eat, affirmations, journals etc

Every class is designed to serve the unique you and the energies of our group. So, every class is a new experience.

To register for class, simply send an email to me at gina@blissedlife.com to let me know your interest, and then send payment through paypal. Payment must be received by 3-5-11 to secure your seat. Space is limited.

Price: $333

Payment is needed to secure your seat. Inquire about payment plans if you need them. Rides form t he city to the burbs will also be available to those who need them.

if you’ve already been attuned to  Reiki 1…. ask about a discount

much Love,

Gina

May 1 : Autism Undone + Reiki for Families w/ Autism and Special Needs

11 am-6pm

Orland Hills, IL

Register By March 15 to hold your seat

$178

Come discover the root causes and  natural solutions to autism. Find out how nutrition (built specifically for your needs), energy healing, sensory learning and  other natural remedies helped undo our son’s autism and illness. And, how your children can THRIVE.  The Bliss is in the JOURNEY, and life gets sweeter each day.

Plus receive a Reiki Level 1 Attunement and Certification to use Reiki Healing as a means of helping your family heal (and professional use). All techniques will be geared toward autism, allergies, asd and special needs of childhood illness.  See above for details on what the Reiki attunement entails and Msg Gina@BlissedLife.com with questions.

Body Ecology style (allergen-free snacks will be served)

$178

Contact Gina@BlissedLife.com to register by March 15

Image Credit: Tiff_ku1


 

Energy Healing: The Only Way to Save the Planet — Another Brilliant Idea from Laura bruno

Doug and I have been sending Reiki to the ocean for a long time, with intentions to inspire healing for all of our waters and planet. We’ve been interested in creating a  calling of other practitioners, lightworkers and Blissbombs around the world to join us. But, Laura Bruno did it and we are so grateful for her compassion for our planet and talent for bringing people together.

We are excited about joining the calling to put our collective energy into saving the planet together.  Laura asks that we all begin on May 1 and add our own personal energetic contribution through ritual, art, Reiki, prayer, mantra. We all have something beautifully healing to give.

Please read Laura’s post and her entire blog. It’s chock-full of necessary knowledge and spirit.

Ocean’s Eleven-Eleven: You’re Invited

Happy Birthday Pisces- My B-Day Gifts to You

Pisces A~
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My favorite thing about being born in Pisces is sharing the sign with some amazing,creative and compassionate people like my Nani, whose birthday is March 8th.  She was born 2 days after my favorite author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

My cousin Dana– who is like my sister, and grew up rollerskating, playing Truth or Dare and telling secrets with me — makes my heart jump and dive every time she feels joy or pain. I love that March 5th Pisces girl. What a gorgeous Artist.

When I hear someone sing or read their words I can tell if they share this watery astrological sign. And, although what’s in the “stars” is only one tiny beauty in the vast beautiousness of the universe– I love to celebrate any chance I get!

I CELEBRATE  one of my new fave writers who came out of the woodwork of real-estate. I celebrate other Reiki healers who have taught me and who I have yet to meet. I sing James Taylor and I swim through this dream you guys call reality.

Sure, if my “sign” said I was mean and critical, maybe I wouldn’t rock it so hard. But, there’s something about this time of year that I always look forward to. I once wrote a complete novel while sitting under a tree in Southern Illinois during the month of March.

My dad always went overboard to make my birthdays really special. And, for that I kind of grew up thinking I was perfect. Good thing. Cuz those thoughts have saved me these days.

I’m fabulously blessed. The depths of the aloneness I’ve ever felt only killed me a little. Then it made me grow. Now, the light is bursting though me.

I bet you want your gifts now Don’t You? Well here goes!

If you are a Pisces,  Happy Birthday Love! – Enjoy Donation Based Reiki and Intuitive Healing Sessions throughout March 2011.

If You are everyone Else Who I Love – Enjoy:

Msg me at Gina@BlissedLife.com for questions or to schedule your appointment.

I wish you love. And I leave you with this:

We’ve also got Reiki Certification Courses and an Intuitive Eating Class coming up. Big Bliss all around, and discounts offered if you wish to take more than one class!!

 What do people think of our services?…

Love You!

Gina

Talking to Trees and Eating Turkey: Raw Vegan Goes Meaty

Rubber Tree;
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One day soon, I’ll have a book out about the amazing experience I had visiting the spirit world, and being led by my guides to a complete 24 hr + journey through many of my lifetimes. I finally have a computer, and am busy getting the post-it-note and toilet paper scrolls together and ready for release.

The journey happened in early 2010, and I spent that year absorbing it. What I feel most strongly about sharing here now is the affect it had on my eating. I’ve touched on it through other blogs and on Face Book. But, my understanding is unfolding beautifully and I thought you’d like to know.

During my “journey,” my body was open like a a channel for spiritual messages to come through. Think… mediumship. The “Gina” in me was quiet and voices spoke through me to give me information about my health and life purpose. Those same guides also held my hand and flew me through centuries of experience that showed me how I wound up HERE. My husband wrote down every word. I don’t remember much of the words, but at points I recall looking down at myself talking and being kind of shocked by what was coming out of my mouth.

I keep hearing this one line “She is NOT a vegetarian” over and over and over.

Clearly, these spirit guides detailed that I was headed for huge health dilemmas if I didn’t start eating white fish, black beans, tons of fermented greens, warm soups, and foods to support my blood and kidneys. Reishi was also key, as well as cumin, curry and turmeric. They actually told me to get back to my “Indian” roots. Ones which I do not have in this lifetime.

They told me that the vegetarian thing was a form of self-sacrifice for me, that I needn’t make anymore. They referred to me honing in and conserving my energy,

I saw what could happen if I didn’t comply.

And, when I was able to validate every historical fact they showed me.. including my names (as obscure and hard to find as they were) – deciding to believe what my future holds if I listen to their guidance was an easy choice.

But darn me if it hasn’t been hell on high heels to implement. I really want(ed) to be a vegetarian. Well, until today. Yeah, it’s taken me THAT long to be okay with this. I’ve gone through stages. I’ve had moments of KNOWING I was doing the right thing. I ate the fish. I felt great. And, I lived another day in gratitude.

I heard Jesus and Einstein were vegetarians. So, was St Francis, a guide of mine who visited me on the day of my journey. Plus, I am Type A blood type – someone with low hydrochloric acid, and I have a very hard time breaking down animal protein. The thought of eating something that once had a life, a body, feelings and even perhaps a family grossed me out. It also REALLY pulls at my heart strings. I love animals. LOVE THEM. I used to dig hotdogs until I found out I could be eating hundreds of animals parts. Plus, don’t get me stared on the complete toxicity of all animal products – including the drugs and “food” they’re given, inhumane treatment, filthy and unnatural living conditions, carbon footprint, human gluttony. And the by-products they leave in our system when they go undigested.

I took the pain to some of my spiritual advisors and teachers. They all agreed that I needed to include animal products for the better of my health.

As I meditated on it more, I kept getting messages that it was okay. But I’d always find myself on either some health blog or human kindness/consciousness blog that fueled the doubt in my choice.

When I first became raw vegan, my psychic visions and healing ability spiked, and that’s when I was able to begin sharing it professionally. The raw vegan way of life really raised my vibe, and I loved how I felt as a raw vegan.

The problem was that it didn’t physically sustain me. Perhaps it could if I could afford mega supplementation. But, eating is fun. I want to eat my food. As it was, I was taking alga’s, hemp and chia, coconut kefir, EFAs, herbs, superfoods, and tons of fermented foods. TONS OF FERMENTED FOODS.

You know what I learned? Sometimes you need to get low in order to get HIGH. In Buddhism they have a saying that goes “As above, so below. 3 servings of spirulina could get me so loopy I’d be floating with the fairies. Yeah, I could probably give you the winning lottery numbers if you asked, but I sure couldn’t keep the house clean. Plus, my skin was pretty dry, I was too thin for comfort and the deep circles under my eyes shouldn’t be there.

If raw veganism was perfect for me, I would’ve felt better. Plain and simple. I considered devoting 3 hours a day to energetically medicate myself with the energies of the animal products I needed. But, sheesh — if I did that, then I’d have less time with my family and you.

In this life, I chose to be human and work with people to heal and find Bliss. For that, I need to get into and become more flowy inside my own beautiful bod. A place I haven’t really been in so long. I needed to work on getting grounded. And, bringing myself into this earth body would in fact connect me more deeply to my upper chakras. “As above, so below.” see?

I always consider the messages I receive in client sessions. There are times when I “know” that someone needs fish, lamb, eggs etc. But, inside I felt it my responsibility to live this high spiritual life, and I didn’t want to let go of the energy that raw food gave me. According to my Chinese Doctor, I was high on Chi and low on Jing (source energy that is stored in your kidneys). If Jing runs out, so do we.

One way to nourish your Jing is to spend time with plant life. And, when I became more conscious of my communication with the trees, I realized that they have always talked to me. There’s a money tree in my healing room who shares daily love with me. And, a rubber tree in front of our apartment that I NEED to hug before I come up the stairs. My husband used to get annoyed with me when I’d sporadically HAVE to stop and lay in the grass during our walks in Chicago. My heart stung with emptiness when I denied myself that gift.

At the farmer’s market, I slowly flow my way from vendor to vendor and only purchase the produce that vibes with me. The greens and veggies I can “feel.”

Now, I was starting to question eating these magnificent vegetable-creatures. Was I becoming insane? Perhaps a bit, lol! There are people who can live on breath alone, but they are not me.

I began handling my veggies with more love and care and spending more time giving thanks for their gift to me. My journey taught me that time and space doesn’t exist. I saw the reason why I am here and learned from the animals and some of their representatives that they don’t mind being eaten as long as it is done with respect. Our bodies are not us. And, truthfully, I would not desire to be eaten, but there are greater causes I’d give my life to. I don’t take a bug’s life without pure necessity, and even then.. I pray its soul moves on without pain.

Maybe a day will come when I hunt wild meat and eat it raw. Certainly this would be healthiest all around, in my opinion. But probably not. My man though, he says he’ll hunt for me, and to do it all “Avatar” style.

For right now, I’m content as I move forward with a bite of turkey or some sushi that makes me feel amazing. It’s ironic how little meat/animal products I require considering all the mental/emotional traumas I put myself through over it. Bone broth is next, thanks to my friend Debbie at the Grass-Fed Momma. Debbie is one of those people who have made this “okay” for me.

The spirits want us all to know that we do not have all of the information about food. I think that’s apparent in the recent health debates where everyone has scientific proof that their way is the best way of eating. We make up our own truth and reasons and that is okay. Food is one Easy way to affect our energy. And, our bodies always crave balance. When we eat, nutritionally, the goal is absorption. Fermented foods help with absorption, and when I have them with my animal foods they make me feel amazing. Energetically, food can do so much deeper work. The vibration connected to what you are eating means so much more than the calories and nutrients. If you are denying yourself nourishment of any kind for the sake of what someone else says is the “right” way to eat, you will lose. But, you can only know this if you can hone in on your needs and trust your intuition.

I send you love and open-mindedness for your own journey.

I feel amazing because I am listening to the voices in my mind. I am just flippin thankful that my mind is open and I am enjoying this LIFE.

Please let me know if I can help you.

Let us not forget that experimenting is fun. Food is delish,and it’s another way we connect to the people we love. And, as long as we are breathing here, we can change our minds.

I offer private intuitive consults and am teaching an intuitive eating class on March 13. Psychic Skool is also another way you can learn how to heal yourself and share that bliss with others

Thank You Debbie Young, Heathy, Philip, Lisa, Christina, Joan Laura, Maria, Donna and  all of you for helping me feel great about my choice with the work you do and the support too xoxoox!

Namaste,

Gina

Jesus was a Pisces Too

I recently found Googled proof that I share a birthday with Jesus. I’d been looking for JC’s “real” birthday since well before Christmas –because the “holidays’ continue to lose meaning for me. I’m puzzling together a spiritual education for my son that includes teachings of all of the spiritual masters. But, I’m doing it on a shoestring time budget. So, admittedly – I “Google” many things first.

Although you can find ANYTHING on the internet, and so much of it is clouded in “scientific proof” or the admitted opinions of fantasy seekers – something about this made me ponder my connection with Jesus more deeply. And what came of it is pretty cool.

You see, I’m not a Christian. I was raised Catholic, and as an extremely sensitive and psychic child that really gave me a bad taste for church, church music, and images of Christ on the Cross. At a young age, I didn’t buy that suffering was what Jesus meant to teach us. And, I expressed that by throwing tantrums, giving the evil eye to people at church, and not singing or shaking hands at “peace be with you” when I was supposed to. Still, I found myself talking to Jesus, the “Real Jesus” (in my mind), in most of my internal conversation. I felt him holding me on many nights. Then, I grew up.

Until last January, when I had the most amazing and painful experience with the spirit world, I hadn’t seen Jesus in ages. But soon my visions, feelings and messages increased daily.

I hear that the times are changing, and soon messages like this will become more okay and accepted by all. And, in fact that messages like this are what we need to heal many of our pains. In a dream, Jesus told me to look at my hands. And, in them were endless crystal pools. He said “You know what you do with your hands?…. I taught you that.”

Since 2011 began, my visits from Jesus in dreams and waking life have inspired me to further study his connection to Reiki Healing… we all read in the Bible that Jesus healed with his hands – but I wanted to know how that connected to Reiki. When I asked that question in my mind, my brain filled with the Hare Krishna song, and I heard Jesus tell me that he has traveled to India. Then signs continued to pop up that he in fact DID travel there and shared knowledge with eastern spiritual leaders.

Everything brings me back to the idea that we are all connected and that was his true message. We are so connected that it makes my head spin sometimes. My husband feels my headaches, my son reads my thoughts, and I always wake up KNOWING some of what’s about to unfold for the day.

As a child, I had no idea how to marry my inner world with my outer, so I wrote a lot. I used to just let my pen float over the page and write “what God told it to write” then look up to my bedroom ceiling and say “Thank you God.” It was the best way I could connect with spirit. And, when God made my pen move I knew he/she was still there.

Today I know that I can connect with spirit more by connecting with you, and sharing the work that has been passed down to me.

As I write and teach I grow so much. But, I no longer fear exploding. I’m about to turn 32 on March 1. My birthday hasn’t meant that much to me since the days my dad used to take me out for lox and bagels, bowling and clothes-shopping. Don’t get me wrong…. there have been awesome birthdays.. really awesome ones. But, I’m a pisces and I always look for deep meaning.

This year, the deeper meaning is in the gifts I give. I already have some up my sleeve for the loves in my life. And, please keep watch for the ones I have for you.

Bliss You

Gina

PS. My parents names are Joseph and Marion…. just a blissy co-inkydink, huh?

Image Credit: “Om” By, Layalk