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.
In honor of the many souls across the world who were affected by the 9/11/01 bombings and all of the pain that has happened since, we are going to hold a Reiki Healing Attunement today from11:11 am-11:11 pm. We will be holding space for the smooth transition into the HEART vibration and higher frequency decision making.
We are asking our students, friends and YOU to join us in BLISS from wherever you are.
How to Join Us
- Simply set your intention to spread love , SAFETY and peace to the energy around the people, places and events affected by the 9/11/01 bombings ( that’s nearly the entire world if you think about it)
- Take some time to imagine what that love and peace looks like, as if it has a shape, color, texture and weight
- In your mind’s eye — see that love filling your entire body and escaping from your heart, creating a swirl around you
- Be grateful for the peace today
- Send that swirling love cloud around the globe, touching anyone still hurting
- Allow that cloud to erase pain, suffering, sadness
- Allow that cloud top erase worry, doubt, and fear
- Take time allow that love cloud to erase your own fears associated with 9/11
- Feel LOVE and know you are safe
- You are LOVED
- Hold this feeling all day in all that you do
- Know that many others are holding it with you
- Know the power in numbers and the power of magnified good juju like Reiki
- Feel LOVE
Or, you can simply spend an ounce of your time knowing that this is happening. All of your energy and intention is appreciated and felt!
We LOVE you!
Gina and Doug
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Ever wonder how to connect deeper to the meanings behind your dreams? Or how about programming your mind to find specific answers in your dreams?
These classes are available for groups of 5 or more as part of our Bliss Tour. Contact us at Gina@BlissedLife.com to host a class in your space.
You Can Do That too!
Dreaming is one way we can shut off the noise of our limiting thoughts and become ONE with our higher selves. There are layers of goodness, lessons and messages to be had from the dreams you already have. But there’s more.
Join us for Dream Scapes
(Special Reiki Master Teacher Discount for Graduates of our Reiki Master Teacher Courses)
Please Pre-Register ASAP to save your seat, and contact Gina@BlissedLife.com with any of your questions.
You Will Discover How To:
- Decode the Messages in Your Current Dreams
- Look at Your Dreams as a Shamanic Healing Device– Very Powerful
- Map Your Dreams for Logical Patterns
- Astral Travel
- Lucid Dream
These classes always offer much more than we can express in writing because the group dynamic heightens the vibration. We hope that you will be part of our group too!
Combine the Dream Class with the Spirit Guides and Past Lives Class for the discounted price of $133
Much Love and Light!
Are you someone who feels you have a gift of healing to share with the world? Whether through art, music, healing touch or some amazing unique combo of them all? I am! And when I first started making a business out of it… because I simply could not do anything else with my life for fear of imploding with unused creativity — there were so many people to help along the way. I’m so grateful for all that love, support and guidance that I want to share even more with you. I’m offering donation-based Intuitive Readings and Reiki Healings for those of you who need to share your gifts, but are stuck. Talk to me if this is you! ♥!
Generally, these are 1/2 hour sessions that help you connect with the reason you are stuck and inspire you to move through it into creativity. These can be done through email or Skype.
- 10/29: Reiki Certification Class in Los Angeles w/ Karmic Healing and Astral Travel (blissybliss.wordpress.com)
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.
We’re home-ward bound to LA in our new eco-fied house on wheels and we want to celebrate that with you Reiki Style. So, we’re offering a delicious price reduction on our first class, and a few amazing extra treats that we know will enhance your life and your Reiki or Healing Practice too.
Here are the Details and remember that we are here for any questions you have.
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.
Gina teaches Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki– the original Reiki passed down from Mikao Usui, and the only form of Reiki recognized as complimentary medicine.
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 October 29
Time 11 am-6:30 pm
Where: Long Beach, Private Residence (msg. email@example.com for address)
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): Halloween Magick 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 Halloween edition will include some shamanic meditation for astral travel, and teach you how to combine that with Reiki and the Reiki Symbols for some pure magickal experiences.
Plus many more suprises that we have up our sleeves!
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know your interest, and then send payment through paypal. Payment must be received by 10-15-11 to secure your seat. Space is limited.
I cannot wait to share this with you. A vegan, gluten-free lunch will be served, but feel free to bring your own snacks if you wish.
Please ask if you need a payment plan
Gina and Doug
I love autumn energy. The shorter days make more time for your dreams. And, we get so much help from Mother Nature in releasing the old. The colors, the food, the crisp air all represent Freedom to me.
There’s been a lot of magical release these days in my own life. Lots of freedom from those ideas that once held me back. In 9 days, my family and I officially hit the road in our house on wheels and get to live wherever we want, whenever we want. It’s such a dream come true, I’m still in awe.
To Celebrate, I’m offering you special prices on Reiki and Intuitive Readings until the end of the month.
As the seasons change, our moods, diets, sleep patterns and overall needs also change. If you need a boost of moral, energy or just clarity of your path a session would be great for you.
$88/ 1 hr consults (phone or skype)
$55 30 min consults (phone or skype)
$55 email consults
email me at gina@BlissedLife.com to set up your unique appointment.
Offer End 11/11/11
Oh and, I’m also giving away 11 bottles of my Liquid Reiki ( infused with your own personal healing attunement, affirmation, precious gems and Bliss Frequencies) to the first 11 people to sign up
Our lives and this whole site are dedicated to sharing and boosting our energy and collective consciousness. When we come together with a common vibe, we literally have the power to change the earth’s energy field and effect our collective health. Look around you — this is not just a theory, it’s something that has been experienced and proven since the beginning of time. And, it’s exciting stuff.
Last week, I offered a “pay it-forward Reiki healing attunement dedicated to us stepping into our true power. And the results and requests for more have blown me away.
So here’s More
11:11 Pay it Forward Reiki Special for autism
At 11:11 am (Tuesday/sept 20 central time), I will be offering a group healing attunement for those of you who comment here with the name of a person affected by autism. You can, of course, write your own name. The intention will be to call back each person’s own power to heal and step into their purpose.
All other Reiki Practitioners, healers and lovers out there are welcome to join in sending love to this intention. The more of us, the stronger the energy.
All I ask in return is that you pay that energy forward by tapping into your own power. I’d love to hear how you pay it forward too.