Back in 2011, I was guided to go on one such wild ride... to India.
I was 22 years old and had just graduated college with a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology. I had recently been certified to teach yoga, and it seemed like a pretty good life plan for me.
But then something surprising happened. I found my calling.
Though I was planning on teaching yoga, I just didn't feel ready when my training ended. I had just finished college and felt a little empty and uninspired.
After a serendipitous encounter that only the Universe could orchestrate, I met a music producer who told me that I was born to make music.
I was a singer all my life but never dreamed of becoming a musician professionally. It wasn't my dream... it was the destiny I had set out to fulfill in this lifetime.
When I found out that music was my calling, my Universe exploded into a new reality. All of a sudden, I was on a course that had only one direction and that was FORWARD. I had no idea what was about to come on my journey.
As a college graduation gift, my parents offered to send me on a trip to anywhere in the world. So I chose India. Thinking that I could deepen my study of yoga in the Motherland, I set out to find an ashram to live in where I could practice yoga and study spirituality.
WELL I DEFINITELY LEARNED SOME STUFF. haha
As fate would have it, I unknowingly found an ashram that was in Vrindavan, the holy town where Krishna (the Hindu god) is from. Unknowingly, I selected an ashram that did NOT offer daily yoga nor spiritual studies.
I was all on my own. For one month. In India.
Why would this be happening? I wondered... It wasn't just my lack of planning and research. It was meant to be.
To rewind the story just a tad, I had visited Ireland and England before landing in India. In another serendipitous encounter, I met a woman who suggested that I speak with a spiritual channel before embarking on this mysterious journey to India to find out why I was really going.
I was like... I know why I'm going. Guess again.
So I took her advice and called this woman who channels angels and spirit guides from my London hotel room the day before I departed for Delhi.
This encounter completely shifted my path. It exploded my Universe into a new reality... again.
My spirit guides communicated to me through this channel and told me:
1. I am also a channel
2. My gift and higher purpose is music
3. I am going to India to gain some wisdom and lessons that I learned in past lives there
4. I would have 7 awakening initiations
I will save time by saying... YEAH. WOW. It was all spot on. And I'm SO glad I didn't suffer through one month alone in India without having a deeper reason for being there.
It was tough guys, but that trip accelerated my spiritual growth by lightyears and set me on the path to becoming Gia- spiritual coach, sound healer.
I always wondered if I would go back to India... perhaps the Himalayas?...
YOU GUYS... IT'S HAPPENING. I'M GOING BACK TO INDIA IN FEB 2018.
And I can't wait to see what magic is waiting for me when I get there!!! I'm quite sure it's going to be epic.
And of course the Universe whipped up some more magical journeys for me in the process of getting to India. I have been guided to create a healing chants album with the ever-enchanting singing bowl. This is a sound healing instrument that I have been using for years in my yoga classes & meditation videos (and I was introduced to it on that same fateful trip).
My students have been begging me to put out an album with the singing bowl, and guess what? IT'S TIME.
I am SO excited about this project, everybody! I'm launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the album, and any remaining funds will go toward my trip to India.
I would love and greatly appreciate your support on this project!
In exchange for your generous donation, you can receive:
- the album download
- a special silent energy healing prayer recorded into the music
- a livestream performance of the album
- a private meditation and sound healing lesson with me
- a personalized chant written just for you
- a gift from India!!
It is my absolute honor to create this healing music for you. It would be my greatest joy to receive your support in creating it.
PLEASE JOIN ME ON THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
Anything you can contribute is graciously appreciated. The campaign ends on November 21, 2017.
I love you guys, and I can't wait to share all my new stories and awakenings from this next journey to India with you!
Blessings to all of you,
A tip for tapping in. A tip for a tap. Tip tip tapperoo.
Sometimes it's just straight up hard to make a decision in life. Our minds tend to be really good at vacillating, awfulizing, and otherwise over-analyzing situations and crossroads in life until we feel completely ungrounded and off-center.
We might seek guidance from counselors, parents, friends, books... but ultimately, it's quite important that WE feel really solid, confident, & at peace with the choices WE make. Which means we've gotta feel it inside of us- regardless of what other people say- it has to feel right within... We have to use intuition.
Some people feel that they are more or less intuitive than others, but I assure you, we are ALL equipped with this delicious gem-of-an-ability. We just have to practice developing & TRUSTING it!
Ya know that juicy, yummy feeling inside when something amazing happens and you feel totally at home within yourself?? THAT'S your intuition saying, "Hell yeah! This is totally me!"
Ya know that yucky, sinking, heavy feeling when you are undermined, lost, powerless, & just uncomfortable?? THAT'S your intuition saying, "This is not me."
But sometimes the feeling isn't so obvious. And our minds are all over the place with worries, doubts, and confusion.
Well here's a little tip to get you back in touch with your intuitive nature.
Imagine that you could consult with God on this one... or the Universe, Spirit, your higher self... even someone you really trust, love, & admire.
Whoever this wise being is, imagine that you asked them your burning quesion: should I do A or B? (And you really really trust whatever their answer is to be the TRUTH).
*Close your eyes and get into your body. Feel your breath and your belly.*
Really tune in and imagine that God says, "Go with A, for sure."
NOW, sense the reaction in your energy body. Did something inside of you jump up and down yelling "Woohoo!!" or did a little piece of you cringe inside with fear? Did you feel relieved to know that you should definitely go with option A? Or did you feel overwhelmed?
You can repeat this process with option B, but you should already sense within if it's A or not.
THEN, you must trust trust trust what your intuition is guiding you toward. Even if it makes no logical sense (it usually doesn't!), this is your spirit's calling.
Quiet your mind and focus on that yummy feeling inside of hope, expansion, and connection to your highest self & highest path.
Happy choosing my loves!
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Gia writes about her journey through life and the many twists and turns of spiritual growth, relationships, health & healing, life as a performer, and the ever-unfolding path back to her heart.
I offer 1-on-1 energy healing sessions