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!
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,
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.
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)
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)
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
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
Where: Orland Hills, IL Private Residence (msg. email@example.com for address)
Register By March 15 to hold your seat
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
Using Reiki in your healing practice/with clients
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
May 1 : Autism Undone + Reiki for Families w/ Autism and Special Needs
Orland Hills, IL
Register By March 15 to hold your seat
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)
Contact Gina@BlissedLife.com to register by March 15
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.
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!
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.
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,
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.
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.
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 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.
PS. My parents names are Joseph and Marion…. just a blissy co-inkydink, huh?