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

You Are Abundant inspirational Recording

Angel1You are abundant in your life. You are a being of energy that creates the story. Understand your cosmic abilities. A plant doesn’t send a check to the soil in order to grow each month. There is so much more to us than what the main-stream would have us believe.

Humans are designed with amazing capabilities. Everything in our bodies is directing us towards leading a Blissed Life. You have the ability to harness the power. The natural flow of life.

I have passed energy through my hands, and I have healed my friends pains with it. I know what we are. Even the most anti-esoteric person still has dreams or “gut instincts.” Have you ever thought of that? Even they get visions.

We, you, are designed this way. Intricately housing billions of cells, our bodies are planets themselves. We have glands that secrete visionary substances in order for us to see clearly through that third eye. It’s magical. Our bodies are on auto pilot. They don’t demand anything for it. They simply are. The more natural that you make yours the stronger your true light will shine.

FEEL IT

You are truly here for a reason. A purpose. You are designed to have all that you can imagine. Manifestation Reality. Vibe with your innate nature and ride the wave with your senses open to discovery.

We are here for you and you have the tools all around you to increase your awareness. Even what may seem like a bad situation is all entirely for your growth. The world wants you to succeed. Own it.

Ascension and Your Divine Feminine: Back to the Goddess

The Goddess energy is a place inside you

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that has, until now, been hidden or repressed. It’s the spark of your intuition and instinct. It’s what connects you to Gaia, Mother Earth and to your human body. It’s the solid foundation you live on. Your support. Your bones. Your core.

It is because of this Goddess in you that you can plant your feet and spread your wings. The more you are in-tune with Her in You, the higher you can go in dreams and consciousness. Dig your feet into the ground and know that there is a vibration there that has the ultimate healing power. Dig your perception deep within yourself and own your MAGIC. Discover the other side of your fears, doubts and worries. Know that by owning your humanity, you welcome in your Divinity. Know that there is pure magic hidden where the Goddess slept. It is fire and passion. It is sensuality. It is the ultimate sensing with all of your senses.

Let her loose, and the more creative and passionate you will be. The more wild freedom you will experience as you connect deeper with beings from many dimensions.

The awakening of the Goddess energy in you and me is what makes all of this possible. The awakening of the Goddess is the missing piece that will slowly or quickly (whichever you choose) repair an existence undone by the false use of the Divine Masculine energy.

When the Goddess in you awakens, she allows your Divine Masculine energy to rest. No more need to fight. No more need to inflict pain or force control.  No more need to repress.

The Divine Masculine can now step into his power…your power. And you can just be. You are free to create. Free to Flow. Free to Express. And your decisions are no longer filtered by the falsities that spawned from the imbalance.

Now is a time for the awakening Divine Feminine Goddess energy. She is emerging. She is part of you and me, my brothers as well as my sisters. With her comes the all-knowing amazingness of the abundant nature of the Universe.  The Multiverse. That life truly keeps flowing. That our Creators have both masculine and feminine energies.  That we feel connected because we are. That you are not wrong in your intuition, and in fact, it is your emerging intuitive knowing that will save the world. Yes, I said SAVE the world.

The Mayans prophesied a Golden Age that welcomes the Goddess back into our world. The Golden Age, or Age of Aquarius, can be traced back to the earliest of recorded history, and can be proven by studying astrology, physics, history, religion and ancient prophesy.  It is literally a cycle in the divine plan.

What was once only shared amongst secret societies of open-hearted/open-minded individuals who yearned for the answers to the mysteries of our existence, is now in the main-stream. For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear that is. Free will still very much comes into play.

Cultures of thinkers are crossing borders and joining forces to  prove over and over again, for the logical-minded, that yes– everything IS ENERGY. ENERGY IS ABUNDANT AND NEVER ENDING. We go through stages of soul-growth, and our Creators have left clues about who we are for us in the stars, in people who remember their past lives, even in politics. Look around you. Notice how seeds grow trees, and trees produce seeds. Notice how humans produce humans who produce humans who breathe in the trees and feed the trees when the time comes. Notice how the geometry that creates the core of that tree seed is the same as the geometry at the core of you. The same geometry at the core of our galaxy and probably beyond.

The Goddess energy emerges and we can finally see our connections. We know we are not alone in this world. And maybe the world as we saw it was veiled. An illusion.

The Goddess wants you to see who you really are. Who you were in the beginning when you were but a seed inside of her. Her energy is strong. And it is becoming increasingly difficult to repress her. You will feel much better setting her free.

If this is the first you’re hearing of this collective expansion in consciousness, then know that your transition into deeper sensing is fully supported by Nature at this moment.

As you see things happening in the media, politics and what some call the “real world,” that challenge these thoughts, know that those energies are doing just what they were designed to do. Attempting to survive. These energies are a part of the corrupted masculine energy that spawned duality. These energies may not fully understand their divinity and therefore seek to control. And, control they do… through media, politics, banking, agriculture, medicine, commerce… the material world. It is natural for these energies to create wars. It is natural for them to grasp onto materials for their own keeping and attempt to convince you that there isn’t enough , and that you are not enough.

Is it natural for us to know that they represent a part of us, and as long as “they” are in our reality, they represent a lesson for us? Separation is an illusion. The Goddess won’t have it. Stepping into our power means taking responsibility without guilt or blame.

The system of Big Business that was designed to repress your feminine energy through poisoned water and food, mind control media, vaccinations, and the like is running out of steam. You may see intense outbursts of their work as last attempts to quell your inner peace. Transmute it with your love and truth and sing out loud that you are GOING BACK TO THE GODDESS.

The Mayans say that Dec 21 2012 marks the true end of the age of duality, and Dec 22 marks the ushering in of the Golden Age. Modern Science allows us to see that as we awake on the 22, we will indeed say good morning to the Age of Aquarius.  Pisces will no longer be on the horizon. What will happen because of that is clearly up to you, isn’t it?

Ascension may be an option as the veil between dimensions is exceptionally thin right now. My own dreams are full of past-life memories and the tying up of “issues.” I’m not sure we really know what ascension is in logical terms, but the feeling of HOME and TRUTH is surfacing. Feel it?

There are extraterrestrial beings making their existence known to us.

There are spirits allowing their messages to be channeled through us.

There are countless connecting facts being poured into the main-stream so that regular people like you and me have access to all of this wisdom. People are gathering and sharing and really getting it!

And, when you vibrate with it, and say yes to the Goddess energy, your true “other half”—I’m quite sure you will begin to manifest a joy that your soul has longed for.

Perhaps everything we were taught was wrong. But, the truth is even more amazing than we can imagine if we simply open our minds to it.

xoxo

Gina

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9/11 Reiki Healing Attunement Beginning at 11:11 Today

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
  • Smile
  • 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!

Reiki Healing Attunements: 

A Reiki Healing Attunement is an energetic quantum leap to your best self. Healing attunements help you remove blocks (mental, emotional, spiritual, physical) so that you can see your path much clearer. This is great if you have a specific problem that you feel is blocking your growth. Healing attunements can also be used to kick-start a specific goal, or release undesirable life patterns. The Reiki energy connects directly with your higher self during a healing attunement.

We LOVE you!

Gina and Doug

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Manifestation Reality

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The other day I met up with some friends who I hadn’t seen in a long time and of course we got into a rather deep conversation about life and what we are doing in our own realities. It seems like this discussion is always coming up with me wether it be with a stranger or a life partner. While having the conversation I sat back and reflected to myself about how truly amazing we all are and what makes us do what we all do on a daily basis.

I was thinking about the person who goes to his job in a cubicle, the yoga instructor who sings to her students, the business man who drives his Lamborghini to his favorite coffee shop across the street instead of walking. We are all living out our realities. We have all chosen to be here. We have chosen to subscribe to this reality and participate in its course.

Gina and I have been talking so much about the subject of reality lately that it really gets my head spinning at times.

I believe that each person lives in his/her own reality in correspondence with everyone else, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is living in the same reality. I am not talking about parallel realities here, which is another equally interesting and important concept. I am talking about people living in your reality, however completely disconnected from the life that you have created.

Have you ever wondered how others varied so much from you in their perspectives, ideals and awareness? How are people allowing problems in their realities and not seemingly noticing them. It’s as if you are living in another world. Maybe the truth isn’t so far off. Just like the colorblind man, these others can not see the colors of the beautiful butterfly or the red blood on a politicians money, because you can’t see what you don’t know is there.

We are all here to live out our realities. I believe my life is a quest to learn and grow. The wonderful truth about it is that none of us can say for certain what our purpose is here, for none of us can prove indefinitely where we come from or how we managed into this physical form. It is all simply guesses, educated or not.

I am here to learn and grow. To do the acts that bring me into awareness and a highly developed consciousness. I couldn’t imagine a life without miraculous events and new experiences. I have come too far to subscribe to someone else’s ideas of life. It is my path to explore and be me at all costs. Some people blindly follow doctors orders, where I wouldn’t blindly follow anything. It’s more than the acceptance of someone else’s view point, it’s the desire to live my path next to theirs and understand that we are all on our own paths. That path is theirs and this path is mine.

I’ve learned to love everyone for their unique journey and never worry for their safety. I find myself worrying less each minute. Worry never changed my situation, it only incorporated into my reality. Live the life you want to. I believe it is the reason that you and I are here. I hope to see you out there smiling. Enjoy your day… Always.

Gratitude Journal Experiment: Day 16- Gratitude Journaling Results

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Being grateful doesn’t mean that you are always smiling, or are always happy with your outcome. It’s about understanding your outcomes, and working towards finding the purpose in the guy behind you honking his horn like you’re deaf. There is always a reason for the way things happen and every experience is a chance for you to learn something new.

If a situation seems dire, then reflect on it and figure out what purpose it is teaching you. Find your bliss and gratitude in appreciating every moment, even if it doesn’t seem to be beneficial.

So, here’s the family list of the day.

Doug’s Gratitude List:
Mail
UFO videos
Fermented foods
Smoothies
The sound of the ocean
Scratches
Dougie’s eyes
Ceiling fans

Dougie’s Gratitude List:
Buzz lightyear
Goat racing
Cars collection talking toys
Route 66

Gina’s Gratitude List:
Doug
Opening my mind
Amazing clients
Kissing Dougie’s cheeks
Holding Dougie’s hand
Energy healing
Angels
Watching my Dougs loving each other

The Results
We have really been slowing down our days and finding more time to take care of ourselves. Life is great. Be grateful.

Gratitude Journal Experiment Days 12-15: Forget Manifestation! This is God at Work –Gratitude Journaling Results

 

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We’ve done it again. Surprised ourselves with how eternally good life can be when we slow down and smell the flowers. And the coffee.

I’ve always been happy. I just used to think that to be happy I had to have something to make me happy — you know, like a nice friend, a chocolate cake, a cuddly blanket, sweet kisses from a sweet dude…. Stuff like that.

And, even though 7 years ago, I learned that loving myself was an option thanks to a very dear friend who had herself just discovered the phenomenon — I continue to sink deeper into the depths of that pleasure.

We started this gratitude blog, so that we could train ourselves to live more in that heart vibration. We know that our hearts vibrate so much stronger than our minds that the frequency can even heal DNA. We know that when we really align our thoughts and actions with what’s right in our hearts, we often manifest amazing “things” and experiences. Naturally, we figured that journaling our experience would help us prove that gratitude does WORK. But we’re not new age mumbo-jumbo blowers. We don’t believe we have full control. We believe we are connected co-creators, and that just because we may desire a million dollars, we’re not going to manifest it by simply being super grateful. It’s certainly not impossible. It’s completely probable –if the million bucks is exactly what we need to fulfill our purpose.

It seems that by beginning with the things or concepts that make us happy in the moment, we discover the deeper sense of happiness within… Or, we in fact CREATE a deeper sense of happiness that isn’t reliant on stuff or experiences.

We’ve been able to manifest a great number of “things” thanks to our clear connection with spirit. We are absolutely always taken care of in the best ways. This has been the case for me even since I was a small child. If I need a quarter, I find a quarter. If I’m craving ice cream, someone hands me a cone. I truly never want painfully for what I don’t have. I’ve intuitively summoned help from people during the middle of the night, found free furniture that was shown to me in visions, known exactly where to travel, who to talk to… Stuff like that.

That said, we went through some tough piles of dung recently. As we move on our spiritual path, we’ve been challenged with connecting our own spirits and bodies. We’ve had some physical limitations that I’ll talk about in another post. Many things that seem real and concrete in the social, outside world like money, food, establishments, schools, politics and Rules about the “norm” have revealed their falseness to us. It is as if we are being spiritually led to not buy into them, yet we have to play the game a little for natural physical survival. Well, I got to meet my angry side again, and so did the fam…. So that was interesting. We’ve all had some mood swings.

But, we’ve remained grateful and realistic. When these feelings come up, we usually wind up laughing at them in a matter of minutes. But because we still had some remnants of those old paradigm rules for happiness, we’d stuffed down the less savory emotions. So, Doug allows me to get all angry, and I allow him to say “Fuck” and we give Dougie his space to cry. Then we all have a laugh.

I thank the Gratitude Experiment for allowing us all to slow down and make this release possible.

Here’s our lists for Today:

Dougie’s Gratitude List:
Mater!
Hudson
Woody
Buzz
Sally
Lightning McQueen
Flo
Luigi
Chick
Filmoore

Doug’s Gratitude List:
Forests
Porch swings
Swimming with fish
Fruit trees
Electric cars
The smell of coffee
Breakfast at night
Purpose

Gina’s Gratitude List:
Reading Doug’s writing
Spending the day with my gorgeous son
Wise animals
Portals, visions, and dreams
Understanding
Support from all over
Forgiveness (sending and receiving)
Fresh coconuts

The Results
So, let’s talk more about some concrete things that have happened for us in the last few days.
We took a jungle walk and discovered a swim-able beach haven that’s virtually secluded. It has a mediation hut built from palm trees, and the air is magnificently clean. This discovery came after me putting out the intention to help Dougie receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

The rest of the weekend flowed like a testimonial for “the Secret. I asked for a health food store in town, and suddenly a brand new one opened its doors. I asked for a kombucha scoby and was told that nobody here does that. Then, of course I met a woman who gave me… Not only a scoby and free bottle of home-made kombucha, but also some veggie culture starter. Wow! I thought… If I only had coconut kefir starter. Wouldn’t you know, she had some…. But she couldn’t give me any. So, I took a walk and met another woman who happened to be reading the Body Ecology book. Naturally, I calmed my enthusiasm, and in 2 minutes had her bringing me milk and water kefir grains, home made yogurt, coconut water kefir, and placing an order for Body Ecology starters and supplements. Now, it looks like I may soon be teaching a gut health class in Sayulita.

We like it so much here that we’ve stalled our plans for Ecuador a little. We were taking a walk talking about whether we should go to Ecuador at all, when we met Amy– someone who lived in Quito Ecuador for 6 months and highly recommends it. Sign?

Today, we were gifted with raw coconuts right from the tree too!

If you follow the stars, you know that Venus is in retrograde right now, which leaves many of us trying to filter out that which we don’t need in order to integrate the rest more harmoniously. We are doing lots of this here in Bliss Land. And we decided to spend less time online and more time living. I think this is going to make us even happier!

Check out our gratitude journal progression. And, hey — if you get inspired, join us and share too!
Yours in Bliss
Gina, Doug and Dougie

 

Gratitude Journal Experiment: Day 10- Gratitude Journaling Results

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An awesome night’s sleep. We enjoyed last night until we passed out and didn’t wake up until we were fully rested. It’s been a while since I was able to say that for the whole family. This gratitude journey of ours might have something to do with it. Regardless, we are trying to squeeze everything out of life that we can and it seems to be taking us where we want to go.

We started the Gratitude Journal off as a guide for ourselves to make sure that we were appreciating everything that life was offering us. Just like everyone else, we have gone through times that were high energy and times that were low. It makes you question the sense in everything. How can you feel so great and then a month later you just want to sit around and watch YouTube all night.? (You know, those videos about Mars being populated and the President’s real agenda).

The journal brings up an interesting side to this equation. If you aren’t spending time thinking about the positive and how it is bringing you higher vibrationally, then you’re missing something special that’s to be had for all. See the benefit in today and relish in it.

Doug’s Gratitude List:
Sweet treats
Family walks
The lizard on my wall
Fresh air
Long showers
Going through old pictures
Kombucha

Dougie’s Gratitude List:
Food
Fishing
Money
BUZZ LIGHTYEAR

Gina’s Gratitude List:
My good night’s sleep
Awesome clients
An amazing session with Laura Magdelene Eisenhower
Chirping sounds
Relaxing

The Results
Today was great. We got in new clients, and talked to good people. We finished things up with a long walk through a very majestic town. Keeping a healthy outlook and enjoying the ride, we enjoyed the whole day. I’m feeling like tomorrow is going to be even better, and look forward to sharing it.

The Business of Being You: Entrepreneur Love

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Whatever you’re selling — I want it!

Your writing sends me to places I can’t even find in dreams. Your chocolate is delicious. Your artwork–wow! I love the way you bring people together. I want to learn how to do what you did. How’d you score that client? Where’d you learn to do that? How many more of these do you have for sale now? What’s your website and how can I order more more more time with the amazingness of you?

You must have a site, right? You must be selling something?

Let me know the details and I’ll PayPal you ASAP. Because we need you. We’ve been waiting so long for someone like you.

I really think it’s mostly about the way you put your heart into everything you do. I can tell you really enjoy it.

I had no idea it was a side gig. Yeah, mine was too. I always had a messy pile of artwork and writing going on in the center of my bedroom floor that stayed there until I got home from one of my day-jobs. There was always a myriad of jobs too. Have you experienced that? I went from being a dental assistant, to barista, to teacher, to phone answerer. But the last gig I had kinda wiped me out. And that’s when my hubby and I pinky swore that we’d never sweat another drop of love in someone else’s office.

Yeah, I’d rather visit the gynecologist or my mother-in-law before getting another day- job. So, I know how you feel.

But, you know that drive that surges through you when you’re creating? That’s the same energy it takes to move forward into succeeding financially in your creative business.

Imagine your ideas stirring inside of you, brewing and bubbling. And you dance with these ideas as you bring them into fruition. As the product of your desires becomes real, that stirring inside of you rises up, and you begin to notice how wonderful it feels and looks. You know that it was a force beyond yourself that aided in this creation. And yet, somehow you were worthy of their assistance. Look deeper. And, you will see that this entity beyond you is YOU. It’s  just the more true you. The one being more true to your desires.

When you create, you are brining your desires to life.

That’s the YOU I want to be friends with.

If you’re gonna sell anything, that’s the best part to sell. When you sell what you desire, you are doing what you came here to do. You are connecting your energy with Universal Energy. Universal Energy likes to be used. You will constantly be replenished. You’ll never be too tired for work. The day you wake up too tired for work is the day when your work is to rest.

Who knew that life and business was all about Being?

Xoxo

Gina