Sunday, March 25, 2018

The journey: sickness, health, art projects, Christian's diagnosis, and new beginnings

Hello beautiful souls,

I've missed you so much.  I have thought about you often. It's been a month since I posted to the day. Ironic that I just finally got a chance to post a month exactly from my last post? At any rate I am so glad to tell you what's been going on in my life. To start out I was tying up loose ends on some other projects which kept me from being here and then the last and most dramatic part that I will be telling you about in full detail below. So to start I was finishing up a tutorial I had to create for Canvas Corp Brands(7 gypsies, canvas corp brands, and tattered angels). I was on the design team for a hot second before I had to leave the team for personal reasons. I agreed to do a tutorial for them before leaving the team on one of my bad ass jewelry displays I called "Seed of Gaia" that you can see here. 
I also blog for Artistcellar and I am ashamed I have not posted here more letting you know where to check it out because I love Artistcellar and Lisa(the co-owner) very much. They have the most incredible, high quality stencils that is use in pretty much ALL of my artwork. I was busy making these projects for Artistcellar which you can view the details about them on the blog here.
Here are the pieces I created for Artistcellar. This pisces fish piece I did for my friend, Dodie for her birthday. She is a pisces(Duh. Lol!), and the planet in the background is Neptune which is the planet for the pisces zodiac sign. You can read about the process on the Artistcellar blog(link above). 

My latest piece for Artistcellar is this gift bag and you can read all about it this coming monday. It turned out so pretty I hung it on my wall, lol. Who knew. I was feeling a bit short on creativity so I did a "simple project" for my blog because I had just come out of my sickness(more on that below).

I was also finishing up a special custom project for my friend Daniel Donovan for Rekinection . We did a trade for shamanic breathwork sessions(his 5 part elemental series, his incredible music((he mixes binaural beats, animal sounds, and chakra opening beats with electronic music)), his books, and his digital art) for a set of 7 chakra necklaces. I am only showing you a teaser pic of ONE of the necklaces because I want to blog about that whole process later :P I can't say enough incredible things about Daniel so if you happen to have the pleasure of attending his breathwork sessions or a set at ecstatic dance, I would highly recommend it. They have also purchased land in Kansas by Lawrence where they will be doing retreats and so many other wonderful things!
Here is the chakra necklace for the Root chakra. I used wooly wire from wooly wire etc, and created all of the hoops, headpins, glass, and design myself(Not just a pretty face ;) 

Now onto the sad chapter of this story, but don't worry, I will finish off with the happy ending(Lol... happy ending... lol. Moving on....)

Photos of my arsenal.

Ok so wow... where to begin. I will have 2 gross photos below so if you want avoid those, this is your warning here. I edited the least nasty looking ones, but I wanted you to experience my woes so that's why I am including them. So I started out with what I thought was a lady infection and treated that homeopathically ony to find out that I was treating the WRONG kind of infection and wound up at the local clinic with antibiotics, BUT you MUST experience my paint and agony over the last week and a half to truey appreciate the healing. So to begin I fought the demons with: coconut oil and teatree oil, raw garlic, and then finally oregratrex(oregano oil, peppermint oil, and cayenne organic essential oils). The worse symptom than the itch was the incessant burning while urinating. It was awful. At first I thought maybe it was the start of a uti, but the pain was different. That part was pretty taxing. Christian was taking the Oregatrex to for digestive things to kill off any bad gut bacteria, but oregano is one of the most POTENT AND BAD ASS essential oils to fight of a run of things. So in my quest to heal myself I went to the oregano oil and began taking it as directed. Oregano oil kills of candida and since that is what I thought I had in the downstairs department I began taking that, what I didn't expect was the aftermath. So before you go bashing natural remedies or this company please listen. Herbs are VERY POWERFUL and they are not to be taken lightly. I took it upon myself to treat myself homeopathically from advice from other friends, and reading the internet for answers to heal myself. Now, had I had a chance to go to a homeopathic doctor or herbalist for treatment I would have, but ya know how things go when your funds are low. So if you do decide to take oregano oil BE CAREFUL. Oregratrex is VERY POWERFUL and the company makes the most potent and incredible products. So in the mess of my original problem I experienced rapid candida die off symptoms called "herxiheimer reaction". So what does this entail? Well here is the list: 
  • Nausea
  • Headache, fatigue, dizziness
  • Swollen glands
  • Bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea
  • Increased joint or muscle pain
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Chills, cold feeling in your extremities
  • Body itchiness, hives or rashes
  • Sweating
  • Fever
  • Skin breakouts
  • Recurring vaginal, prostate and sinus infections
Oh and that was on top of the lady problem, so yes, I felt like I was fucking dying to put it lightly. It was AWFUL. Imagine having 3 of the worst cold and flus you have ever had on top of a lady problem and burning while you pee. Along with that I had a cut in my lip that turned my whole bottom lip into sores along with: canker sores and inflamed taste buds(these are those photos I was warning you about). I could barely eat. I didn't eat much at first because I was fearful to feed the candida that I had in my body.  I was deathly ill for days. I only took the oregano oil for 2 days since I could not tolerate anymore or feeling bad. I finally gave up and called the local clinic. I am wholeheartedly against antibiotics as they kill EVERYTHING good and bad bacteria including gut flora which is YOUR LIFE. So if you didn't know this, protect your gut. It is what keeps your whole body in running order and I can't tell you enough how much I have learned about this and how very important it is to have your gut in working order. I was given a shot in the arm of antibiotics along with a pill prescription I just finished the other day.

This was my lip during the infected process. FUCKING GROSS. It got worse than this, so bad I had to peel the scab off and pour hydrogen peroxide on it to kill the nasty infection growing on my lips from God knows what. The nurse practioner I saw didn't seem to be phased by my poor lip and just told me to put coconut oil on it because it was "healing". Thank God Christian suggested the hydrogen peroxide! My lip is almost healed and where it may look "bad" this is good. People, it was BAD... really BAD. So bad it was trying to eat food between 2 wet sticky scabs. *barf* Yes, I paint vivid pictures. I want you to understand just how awful it was. It was terrible and I wouldn't wish what I experienced on my worst enemy...
GROSS.... infected af. 

Healing. This is what it looked like today. So much better. I am SO RELIEVED. So I am still returning to health and resting today until I hit it hard tomorrow. Ok now comes the happy news from here on out! Hooray!!

The good stuff...
Ready to celebrate with me? Those of me that have been with me on my journey for many years, or even over the last 2 which have been VERY eventful to say the least. This is where we triumph! We walk up that last steep hill and the whole landscape unfolds. Are you ready?! 

Bad ass news #1- I got a new website! Yep! A REAL WEBSITE! The one I have always wanted and needed for, oh I dunno. YEARS! I am now the proud owner of not one, but TWO DOMAINS-, and my newest!!!! Not only do I finally have a new domain for my new business name, but I have a builder! Yes!! I signed up for for the year and I will be building my website over the next however many days it takes to get it done. So wish me luck! I heard it was easy, but this is not my talent. Unfortunately, when I went to check out I picked some template and that is the one I got stuck with. So I have to go through each build page and replace it with my things. So its' kinda like taking someones house and having to move their shit out so you can move your stuff in. Lol. I do wish I could publish the page as I work on it, but since the template I picked was a succulent website I can't have you on there trying to buy products from me which I don't actually stock ;) So wish me luck!! What does this mean for you all? SHOP UPDATES. LOTS OF THEM. I have SO much inventory that is NOT online. The best part, NO MORE ETSY. I am grateful for Etsy being there in the beginning, but it is not anywhere what it used to be and it is not out for the sellers best interest. So I may leave it up later and clear out what I have on there and leave only new things on my webpage. Not sure yet. My Etsy is off because I didn't pay my bill so meh. I'll be busy working on my page and then decide how I want to manage that. I'll give you a little sneaky peeky of what I got done before I was deathly ill. I didn't get very far at all, but you will get the idea. I'm excited! This website is so powerful and it's everything I could have ever dreamed of! 

Ooo so pretty! It's all soft and cosmic :D I have a long way to go though, but this will be awesome!! I also forgot to mention I will be taking a FREE CLASS at the local college on using social media and business stuff. I was lucky enough to apply and get a free spot! So I will start those classes April 10th! 

The next amazing news!! Are you ready?! 
I have a NEW TO ME CAR!! Yes, the Nissan is gone and I am the proud new owner of a 1993 ford escort wagon with a manual transmission. It has a bad ass stereo and the windows are tinted ;) 
 Ok, I bawled like a bitch when the loaded up my old baby. I did hug and kiss my car too and tell it how much I loved and appreciated it and all of the journeys we had together. The phoenix rises up from the ashes and together we made it. Thinking about it makes my eyes well up....
 I am so floored by this car. It was a GIFT... A GIFT! Given to me by my soul family. My family of vegan burners(burners are people that attend burning man and it's many regional events). My tribe. I was just beyond words. This was their old car. They no longer needed it and knew what we had been through with our car. They knew we just needed a little boost and so they gave us their hands and lifted us up. This means so much to me. I know you all can understand just how bit this is. I feel so relieved to catch a break. To not have to worry about my old car breaking down on me the million times it did. We can drive this baby hours away instead of just being stuck in the city. It's old, but she's solid. She has a little oil leak and the front end got hit with no internal damage(not shown in photos), but she's solid. I can't wait to take her on some trips to see our friends. So mad love and thank you to our Tribal Roots Tribe. You are the best family we could have ever chosen for ourselves, and we love you so much!!

Just a few more photos of our new ride :)

Happy news number 3(oh I didn't even notice this was in 3's!!)

Christian was finally diagnosed!! Yes, you heard that right! We had the fortune of seeing the most incredible man named, Ron Logan. He has been doing iridology for the last 30 years and is a master herbalist. He is 85 and you'd think he was 20! He is an ascended spirit for sure! He so fo fully of knowledge. Not only that, but he's so funny and so enthustiac! I learned more from him in 2 hours about health, wellness, and all of that business than I have learned in years. He just connected all of the dots. Everything that is going on in the body can be see in the eyes! Ron showed us one of his patients that had blueish eyes with lots of yellow around the centers. The yellow is sulfur! This man ended up having pancreatic cancer which didn't show up on the test along with another very deadly disease. Ron was able to diagnose and heal him! I'm a believer for sure! So about Christian's diagnosis... he has leaky gut for sure. This is the main problem. He was recommended a colon cleanse by natures sunshine. This brand is rigorously tested for supreme quality. He also will be taking a very powerful digestive enzyme to help him heal and absorb nutrients properly. So that is where we are starting and we will tackle the other things after. So he will be taking these other things next: dulse liquid, thyroid support, mind max, and krill oil. 
The starred things are the important things that need to be addressed first. I am so relieved to finally know what is wrong and have the proper tool to heal it instead of us taking shots in the dark when all of the other medical testing has failed us. Oh and the other crazy thing... CHRISTIAN ACTUALLY HAS BLUE EYES! Yep, crazy right?! So as he heals his eyes will actually start to turn blue! I will be taking macro photos of his eyes so we can all see them change. He will actually start to see change within just a few months! He has the most beautiful brown eyes, right now. I always complimented him on the "fire" that is around the middle(which is actually showing his digestive problems. The center ring around the pupil shows your digestive health. You can see this in the diagram above). Ron looked in Christian's eyes and then gave him a type of magnifying lense so that he could see his eye while Ron explained what he was looking at. It was SO COOL! It really made me want to just spend all of my days learning everything Ron knows and getting into iridology! I have always been obsessed with eyes my entire life. That and he's a master herbalist and you all know how that intrigues me as well ;) We will see where life takes me ;) For now I will be sticking to my glass and mixed-media and allow the universe to lead me in other areas as it sees fit. I trust the path on which I am on and I couldn't be more excited for this year and all of the abundance to follow! 

Just look at those beautiful firey eyes. I will be sad to see the fire quenched out by the water that will appear in his BLUE EYES, but I will be happy that he will be healed. I am so curious to see his eyes change. It makes me wonder if my eyes are truely brown or if I have color hiding underneath as well. I will have to keep you all posted as soon as I get to go see Ron myself. 

For now, I have SO MUCH to create and do on my page. I have more exciting news in glass as I have just discovered a new concept that is going to be a new adventure with my glass! I did a little bit of testing, but I need to get LOTS of new supplies to keep expanding that idea. I can't wait to get my page up and running so you all can get those goodies and I can get some more supplies :D  

Well my loves, this gets you all updated to where I am at currently. I will be busy working on the page and update you all through social media and here as I get it finished! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey. I love you all so much!!

Love, light, and creativity!

xoxo Genea


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