Sayulita Mexico Love

As the end of our 6-month Mexican Tour draws near, I’m feeling so grateful for everything we’ve learned and experienced. From third- world country sadness and despair, to the abundance of family love, nature like we’ve never seen and the intricate details of the personalities around us. It can be a rough place, and we chose to embrace everything we could in the towns we visited. We took ferries, boats, planes, busses, taxis and we WALKED like nobody’s business.

We leave in a few days and I still need to wrap my mind around how to explain the magnitude of my appreciation for this Mexico. It may turn out to be a book someday!

So, I figured I’d begin with these shorts videos to show you some of the beauty around us!


Gratitude Experiment Day Five: Gratitude Journal Results

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Friday is 5 Day Here in Bliss Land! We’ve been recording our thankfulness now for 5 days, and we’re all feeling pretty good. Here’s the lists:

Gina’s Gratitude List

Kindness from new friends
Chances
Accents
Besos
Lots of lessons
The coconut man who cuts my coconuts
Chaos
Time outside
Helping people who need me
Being appreciated

Doug’s Gratitude List
Vibrams
Palm trees
Coconut kefir
Music
Books
Dolphins
Jokes
My BFF
LOL
Dougies new teeth

Dougie’s Gratitude List
United States
Rockets

The Results
One really cool thing is that the 3 of us seem to be really flowing together even more than usual. Of course, we spend lots of time together anyway and rarely argue. But, now we seem to be taking more needed personal time, and coming together more consciously. We’re paying closer attention to our individual needs and paying closer to attention to one another’s needs too. That was unexpected but very needed.

As far as our business goals, we couldn’t be happier. We’re getting more and more readers from all over the world and we feel very productive.

The weekend’s here now. So, we’re gonna relax into this gratitude vibe and see how we can ride that wave even longer. Well have more on this for you Monday!

Gina, Doug and Dougie

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Saying GoodBye to our First House on Wheels

 

Update: We sold our House on Wheels and are now bringing our tour around the world. We’ll be ready for the right even more eco-friendly RV when we get back to the states.

After a month stuck in Amarillo Texas with a broken down engine, and the misadventure of purchasing an engine that didn’t fit….. We have decided to sell our beloved house on wheels and move on to one that can suit us even better. We’ve made many Eco-friendly upgrades and would have loved to continue doing so, but it’s really not in the cards for us right now.

You can view videos of what it looks like here:https://blissybliss.wordpress.com/category/bliss-tour/

Bliss Mobile Eco-Fied RV Remodel Day 99: Insulation and EMF Protection

 

Emf protection is very important to us. WE have since learned that the earthing mats mentioned in this video are not a good source of protection, and that they make you a part of the electric circuit. We have protective crystals behind the walls like selenite, hematite, obsidian, garnet, quartz , which are also there to offer us grounding energy. We wrapped our wiring in copper because our reading showed us that there was a chance that it would be better, as we could not afford to completely replace all of the wiring. There is a lot of conflicting information out there on this topic. So, our safest bet is to unplug whenever we can, sleep outside under the stars often, have less emf producing devices… we have no cell phones, tv, microwave, washing machine, etc, and simply keep our own energy as balanced as possible. This is an important topic to us, so we will continue to update you on what we learn, and how we upgrade our house on wheels.

Bliss Tour, Chocolate, Reiki and a Sustainable Lifestyle

This Post was originally written in January 2011, at the beginning of our Bliss Tour! It’s cool to see how far we’ve come — buying and selling the RV, traveling the US and living in Mexico for 6 months. Life is BLISS!

Back in December 2010, I drew the “retreat card” from a deck of angel cards and the events that have ensued have been crazy style amazing.  I gotta say that as an energy worker and one who constantly witnesses the results of the “super natural” in action –I’m quite the skeptic. I’m not one for tarot cards. I’m not one for listening to “guides” or psychics — UNLESS the messages ring true for me on a deep level. I mean logic has got to play some role in my decision-making.

That retreat card symbolized the simple sustainable adventurous life that Doug and I have dreamed of our whole lives. 2 years ago, the same energy brought us to Santa Monica, CA to get healthier, expand our minds and our business ideas. Things just move fast in Bliss Land.

We’re growing so quickly, we can’t help but feel the urge to use that expansive energy to spread the Bliss to you. I recently wrote a blog titled “How your intuition can save the world.” This trip is my husband’s and my intuitive answer to the next step in fulfilling our purpose.

How can we all live a more sustainable, Blissy, earth-loving life?

We hope to find out. Purging more possessions and gearing up to live in and travel via RV (on veggie fuel and/or zero emissions vehicles), composting, wild food forging, planting, unschooling, sharing from our hearts will  help us discover that. So will connecting with all of you.

We feel that there is a better way to feel good and accomplish your goals, and we’re on the road to discover that. It’s time to change things around. Re-allocate the wealth to the people, shift our priorities and wake up to what we can do to help.

Our gift is primarily our energy and our experience. By giving of our truest selves we hope to inspire you to do the same and find your purpose.

Life on the Road

Do you know that at the rate of waste that we create — we actually require the equivalent of 3 planet earths to manage our crap? We cannot subscribe to that which so deeply harms our planet… anymore.

Need the Bliss Machine

We’re in search of a used RV that can be made to run on veggie fuel or some other sustainable fuel. We’re jumping without the net because our message has to get out there. If you know of an RV for sale…  (or rent, buy, barter or borrow) send the deets our way.

Look Forward To

We’re hosting camping retreats, classes, potlucks and offering all of our current coaching and healing services. The only difference is that this time – it’s very likely we’ll be able to talk and work with you in person. Check our Tour Events link for scheduled cities, and blogs for our latest updates.

Reiki

We’ll be incorporating energy Healing and Reiki in most of our workshops. Our final Santa Monica (Reiki Level 1 and 2) certification class before we leave, takes place this Saturday April 23. Please email me at Gina@BlissedLife.com if you’d like to join us.

Host Us in Your Area

Contact us if you’d like to host a class in your home or town. Hosts get free classes and private sessions.

Chocolate

I can’t leave you without some chocolate. My Italian Nana taught me better than that. For some of you celebrating easter next Sunday, you might like to make these for your loved ones as a much healthier option.

This is from my upcoming book, “Are You Eating Your Bugs?”

Cultured Cacao-Wows

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cup raw organic cacao powder
  • ½ cup cacao butter
  • ½ cup – 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vitamineral Green powder
  • 1 packet Body Ecology kefir starter
  • 1 packet Body Ecology culture starter
  • Glass jar or bowl with lid
  • Candy molds of choice
  • Blender

Add-ins: sea salt, cacao nibs, and mesquite; cherries, cayenne and sea salt; maca, mesquite and lucuma; , cinnamon,maca, mesquite and lucuma; spirulina and mint; Gojii berries, bee pollen and anything else you like with your chocolate!

Process:

  • Melt cacao butter at 80 degrees in food dehydrator or in double boiler
  • Stir in cacao powder
  • Blend with coconut sugar in blender
  • Pour into glass jar
  • Add green powder and culture starters
  • Let ferment for 36 hours
  • Add your add-ins
  • Pour into molds
  • Refrigerate and Bliss Out!

Thanks to all of clients, friends and family for helping make our lives so full. We can’t wait to see what unfolds here.

Learn more about Gina and Doug.

xoxo

Gina

The Retreat Card

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The “Retreat” card sprung from the Angel Card deck like it would  rather suffer a concussion than not have me believe he belonged to me.  I’m not a “follower” of one message, one idea or one piece of advice. I am a collector of knowledge and a tester of results. I am a practicer of ideas whose only notion of failure is what happens when I don’t jump in full force.

I wanted to know what message I am missing — what more I can do to feel lighter, healthier, on the right path.  10 cards were drawn in total –and if I told you all of them, you’d laugh a hard belly laugh for how much the universe is telling me to let go, trust and rest.

But, the retreat card is the one that I see when I close my eyes. The card told me to get up and go now. That all my work, family and finances were taken care of. That a retreat, and an extended one, would be heathifying and educational for me.

When you add “Retreat” to the other cards that my friend spread out in front of me that night — it would seem that the universe has really made my reservations, paid my bills in advance and juiced my greens for the journey.

And, why not believe this? I know that I’ve been running on spirit and fumes for quite some time, but I dig what I do.  I know that I need to get out and experience more of the world. And,  the longer we stay in our apartment, the longer we are exposed to emfs that flippin killed my huge houseplant and air that’s not so delicious to breathe.

I’m giving in to the retreat. I’m letting go and setting my energies on allowing the universe to let my life continue to unfold.

The Dougs and I are conjuring up a juicy plan that would allow us to travel for a year in an RV, and spread the Bliss through healing sessions, classes and speaking events around the country. All at a slow, steady and Blissy speed of course.  We are looking for the most economical way to rent an RV (hopefully one that is fuel efficient, eco friendly — would be awesome if it ran on veggie juice).

If you have any tips that would help us travel on the cheap I would so appreciate it.  Help me retreat, loves! And, I will help you retreat. You so know I will.

We’ll keep you posted as the journey unfolds for us. There’s sure to be lots of autism information and healing in the mix. We home school our boy and plan on sharing the love with families who want to know more about autism recovery.

Check out where our tour has led us: Tour Events  and Tour Blog

Namaste,

Gina