In visions, I’ve seen myself at the ledge of what appeared to be the Earth herself. Standing side- by-side with who felt like my greatest companions. There was fire and land-crumbling. We held hands. We overlooked the ocean. We were scientist-priests in a place where those roles were synonymous. Our world was changing for better or for worse. Read more
Who doesn’t LOVE Halloween? Finally a day when people express that inner magic with celebration… and costumes, and treats! Me, I crave stories and folklore and love all things ancient. So the fact that Halloween has evolved with us since the days of Goddess and Earth-centered spiritual practice really kinda rocks my world. Plus, I’m designing a Fairy-Witch costume to wear while I make spider-shaped chocolates with my best buddy, Dougie.
Being an Un-Schooling mom is really a dream-come-true for me because I get to share with Dougie all of the true richness of our extended Earth culture. I get to share the deeper origins of holidays. And, being a conscious mom, I get to help him make decisions that deepen his soul experience. And, of course… I get to easily avoid Snickers bars, Hershey bars and genetically modified garbage candy– and ring in this gorgeous holiday with something better… more delicious and more meaningful.
There’s something really more magical brewing this Halloween though. With this passing full moon, I feel a sense of graceful release. As we collectively harvest our crops for Blissful Wintertime Slowness, I feel an urge to harvest my own inner wisdom and dig deep for the answers that are already there… To kind of just soak everything in. Pretty fitting for the upcoming Mercury Retrograde (November 6th). It’s definitely a time of Inner Reflection. But, this time around, it comes so much more sweetly for me. It comes without regret or resentment for work unfinished –which has been my demise in the past ;). I can’t help but think that this has something to do with the sacred support I’ve received from the Divine Goddess Energies in my life. For sisters around the world who are owning their magic and for men who are embracing their feminine, intuitive sides in order to transmute those energies that we once thought of as negative. So, I join you this Halloween, Harvest Morning, feeling as though I’m finally reaping the harvest of Lifetimes of work to help bring forward the sacred feminine within all of us. What a powerful way to slide out of 2012. I knew this was MY year… And I’m sure I’ve told you that it’s yours too. Because it is!
How do we share this magic with our children? How do we open up the Real World to them? In our home, magic is reality. And the cool thing about kids is that they are usually up for this. I grew up thinking that the magic I had inside was wrong. My visions were incorrect. I wasn’t experiencing what I knew to be real. The adults around me loved me, but could not keep up with my differences. They still can’t. And, as time passed, I got to experience what it feels like to be shunned just because I was “trying” to express this magic. So, it’s an important and sensitive subject for me. One that I take to heart when parenting. When my son tells me he sees Faeries, I ask him what they say to him, what they look like, and what they taught him. So, on this magical Holiday, we take it up a few more notches.
Our son Dougie is very into the supernatural, super powers and the unseen. How cool! And can I just send another shout out to God and Goddess for hooking me up with the perfect soul-mate child for me!
So, on Halloween, we celebrate in our own way that comes from many traditions including, of course, Charlie Brown. We talk about the Harvest and the Celtic origins of this day. We talk about earth God and Goddess. We put together silly costumes and harvest a feast in our own kitchen of seasonal yummies. Today it’s creamy squash soup, apple cider, popcorn and home made chocolates. We Trick or Treat and fill up a big bucket of candy that we won’t eat!
What we do with our candy is one of the most important parts of Halloween for us. We offer it up to the Great Pumpkin… A spirit whose story we created, and we begin telling in early October.
You see, since the pumpkin has been on earth since per-historic times, the Great Pumpkin knows just what we humans and our animal and plant friends need. It knows how to feed us. And as children go out and collect all of the sugary, poisony foods this Halloween, the Great Pumpkin can take those foods and send them back into the earth to be transformed into something to serve us better. Of course, some children will eat many of these candies. That’s okay. All it takes is for one child to believe in the Great Pumpkin, and give his candy away to the Great Pumpkin, for the magic to happen on Halloween night. And, it is through the spirit of the Great Pumpkin that children’s tummies across the country will receive healing, so that they don’t get sick…. But instead just enjoy some sweetness for a moment. And, the Great Pumpkin will reward any child who leaves him his bucket of candy on Halloween night. He promises to grant one wish for each child who shares his candy with the Earth.
Dougie will be dressing as Iron Man today, and has wished for a radio-active spider to turn him into the Real SpiderMan right after Halloween.
And, we wake up on Nov.1 to a new wish-come-true, and a new celebration. We take this day to honor our loved ones who have passed. After spending 6 months in Mexco, Dia De Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) means even more to us. Tomorrow we will be creating honorary art pieces for our relatives and talking about their spirits and the love they have left here for us.
There are so many reasons to celebrate right now. Choose one that has some meaning for you and go with it. Your day deserves some magic.
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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