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There’s no panicking in enlightenment, angst is optional, and joy is the answer — to everything.

Hello, and welcome to the online home of gina drellack. I am a personal growth enthusiast! Teacher, coach, writer, and speaker. Intuitive, Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher, and Tarot reader. I continually experience positive life-changing Ahas and Holy Wows; I share so that you can transform, too!

On this site you will find inspiration and self-empowerment in everyday holy wonders. Engage, explore, and share your story. And if you’d like the ease and joy to come straight to your email inbox, simply sign up at the right to subscribe to the weekly wisdom. (We never share your email.)

Ease. Joy. Transformation.

Let’s glide!

~ gina

Dreaming into existence

I’m so excited to share that another person from my past writing seminar participants has published a book! Evan Hanson has written and published Hoog: Hunter, Explorer, Peace Maker. It is a historical fiction tale of a boy in a Stone Age clan, and takes place in the Ohio River Basin during 198 B.C. You can find this intriguing tale on Amazon in both print and eBook versions. I have only just begun to read my copy (I have them in both formats, so that I can continue reading under the covers in the dark!), and I am already drawn in by the characters. I know various people in my life that have similar personalities (myself included!), and can’t help but to identify. It’s fun to see the characters in my life juxtaposed in Evan’s setting. And it’s fun to see Evan’s characters juxtaposed in my present-day life. I can’t wait to pick up Hoog’s adventure where I left off, later tonight!

My stories are primarily fiction, as opposed to my life, which is mostly non-fiction.

Evan Hanson

Evan dreamed his published book into existence.

I dreamed helping another become self-empowered, into existence.

What is it that you want to dream into existence? How might you take one step toward that, today? Maybe, just maybe, begin with speaking it.

You’ve got this. Now go play with it!

RUSH forward with your courageous convictions!

Life is not a linear path

For those of us who are going along nicely and then find ourselves experiencing, “What just happened here?!?”, I offer comfort in community. We are not alone. And we are, actually, right on track. Because Life is not supposed to be the straight line that it isn’t, anyway.

Today we have a guest author — Todd, Founder of Dry Farm Wines. This comes from the company’s latest newsletter, and is shared here with permission. Salud!

Hi I’m Todd, Founder of Dry Farm Wines.

I was reflecting recently on the last few years, and I wanted to share some of my personal experiences of “living well by design.”
I thought back to the start of this era of uncertainty, this new modern level of stress that feels unkind and certainly unwanted. 

For me, it started with the Covid lockdowns in the weeks and months of early 2020. Many of my rituals, even my meditation practice, became less regular. In the confusion of it all, I allowed myself to drift.

I drank a lot of wine and ate away from my regular program, like lots of unfriendly carbs (they are very comfortable old friends of mine). Even though I stayed the course with an intermittent fasting schedule of eating one meal a day, I ate and drank robustly! I felt bloated. 

One day, about 6 weeks in, I woke up and said to myself… stop the clock.
Living well by design has been my mantra for many years. I live a life of intention, filled with abundant pleasure. For me, our greatest pleasure is health and wellness.

So I stepped back for a moment one day and said: I am going to use this period to emerge on the other side better than I entered it. In 2020 and 2021, I doubled down on my health and wellness and focused on my intentions. I felt myself getting better, healthier, leaner, and stronger than before. I felt like I won the battle of coming out the other side better!

Well, fast forward. In the last few weeks, I found myself slipping off again, as we enter into another crazy period when nothing seems to be working around the world. Polarization, a new, new Covid, monkeypox, inflation, the stock market, crypto meltdown, the war in Ukraine. The momentum of negative energy seemed again to be overwhelming.

Well, I fell back for a few weeks, same deal as before – mediations got off track, sleeping a little later, drinking a lot more, and my old friends the comfortable carbs crept in again. 

I had to stop the clock, step back and focus on my intentions again. Reset.  For me that was an extended water fast a week ago to get back in control and return to my regular programming. 

I share this journey with you in case you may have lost your way a bit as well. Life is not a straight line and we all zig and zag around. I find it useful to remember that self forgiveness is a powerful tool. So, if it’s helpful, I hope my note may be a reminder to step back and reset your intentions if needed. It helps me to remind myself that living well is by design.

Thanks for taking some time to read this. Until next time, be well and I raise my glass to pure Natural Wine, when only the best will do.
With gratitude,

Todd

Founder, Dry Farm Wines
Wellness + Longevity Lifestyle Designer

So you see, we are on a spiral path and not a straight line. And what can feel like spiralling out of control is actually right on track.

But then again, perhaps in addition to Life not being a straight line, it might also not be the spiral I had thought it was. It might actually be Jeremy Bearimy:

Cheers, Jeremy.

Thoughts become things

What we focus on, grows.

(A pause, while I consider where my attention has been — of late, today, and in this very moment.)

And I intentionally choose, now.

What have your thoughts been on?

Re-minding myself

Our resting set point for our spirits is actually at “lifted.” This is our natural state, not something to have to strive for. And yet, sometimes I need a reminder that this is so. Here’s a short list of just some of the things in my life that help me to remember:

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Working it over

The vacuum filter that I cleaned isn’t dry yet, so the vacuum cleaner won’t work; I can’t clean up the tracked-in sand.

Both of us are drawing a blank as far as meals to plan this week; I can’t make an effective grocery list.

The webinar recording isn’t loading this evening; I can’t watch that professional development piece.

It feels like all the things are thwarting me, at the end of this full day. I can’t seem to do any of the last of my tasks, and I am getting spun up in the frustration. Am I the only one who experiences this? Surely not…

Nothing is working for me. Apparently, I’m supposed to rest right now.

OH.

Oh.

Ohhhh….

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