In 2001 Ginny retired from a career in international security to focus on resolving emerging medical issues. In 2012 she suffered a near death experience when Fentanyl, a prescription opioid medication, caused her lungs to stop working. After this event she began to see, sense and feel energies in very dramatic ways that she had no context for. She was sure of one thing only: If she wanted to understand what had happened, she needed to live and that meant getting off of prescription medication. In her desire to regain her health she eagerly pursued alternative therapies and healing.
After spending a considerable amount of time and money on healers she realized her attempts at being healed by others were failing. During energy healing sessions she could see the energy moving, but following each session most of the energy would return. As she studied the spiritual and religious philosophies behind these ancient healing traditions, she began to understand how certain healing modalities addressed some issues, but not all. And more importantly, she realized that she had to heal herself. Healing was much more complicated than she ever imagined!
This sent her on a quest for answers: How does energy medicine work? What is the scientific basis? What is the necessary spiritual or consciousness component? What are the differences between the many popular healing modalities? How does energy flow and why does it get stuck? And, more importantly, why does it return? All these questions and more were answered on her journey!
Since her near death experience Ginny has been able to perceive multiple energetic constructs and communicate with plants, animals as well as the spirits of those who have crossed over. As a result of this event she spontaneously developed all eight of the identified "psychic" senses the most prevalent being: Clairvoyance – clear inner sight; Clairsentience – clear feeling of physical and emotional sensations; Clairaudience – clear hearing; and Claircognizance - clear knowing.
Inspired to understand these events she eventually became a practitioner of several alternative energy healing modalities. She was always encouraged by her teachers to share her gifts with others and as she did it was clear that her clients often suffered traumas similar to her own.
Further, during her sessions with people, animals would frequently present themselves with requests for healing or messages for their owners in an attempt to resolve conflict or misunderstanding. It soon became clear that her healing path was going to include animals and she eagerly pursued animal specific training including body work, energy work and animal communication.
Ginny frequently travels across the country and appears on podcasts where she speaks about her near death experience, personal healing and spiritual journey with others. She is committed to sharing the tools that she accumulated and utilized to heal herself on her journey with others.
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" It has been my experience that it is highly uncommon to encounter a person whose perspective and actions in life reflect both the ability to embrace the highly spiritual/metaphysical and at the same time engage in the practical, harsh realities of the “heavy lifting” of basic survival in “real life”. Over the past ten years as I have walked the path with Ginny during her recovery from mis-diagnosis, opioid dependency and near-death to a fulfilling and highly functional life, I have come to respect her as being one of those special people. Her message about this path is simultaneously spiritually uplifting and grounded in the hard realities of life."
Wayne Bennett, DC, DABCO
Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Past President, Arizona Association of Chiropractic
"I first met Ginny in 2003 when she came to me seeking advice in my role as the Redlands, CA Chief of Police. During our initial visit her dedication to her community and not for profit endeavors became abundantly clear. I subsequently became aware of her other activities within the community [and] I continued to support her efforts throughout the years... She also successfully funded and implemented a charitable quilting and training program in the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center, San Bernardino County's Women's Correctional Facility, for which she received honors from the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
In addition, her grant writing and Community Wildfire Fuels Reduction Program efforts on behalf of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, local fire departments and several of the couty's Fire Safe Councils brought our region much needed awareness and funding; and contributed to many homes and communities being spared the ravaging effects of wildfire over the years.
Ginny is one of those rare, dedicated and selfless individuals who will work hard for no personal gain simply because she is motivated to do the right thing. She is one of the most dedicated individuals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I support her ongoing efforts to bring awareness regarding the current opioid crisis and our public health care policies. She has experienced a unique and trying set of life events that both qualify and motivate her to contribute to this conversation."
-- Chief James Bueermann (Ret) President, National Police Foundation, Washington DC
In 2001, Ginny retired from a career in international security to focus on resolving emerging medical issues. As the years passed she discovered that traditional allopathic medical treatments had not been effective in addressing her compounding symptoms. More than a decade later these were identified as a combination of Lyme, PTSD and various rheumatoid conditions. In her desire to regain her health and recover from the toxic effects of various prescription medications, which at one time had caused her heart and lungs to stop working, she eagerly pursued alternative therapies and healing. She researched a variety of alternative healing modalities and traveled extensively to receive healing from many "masters."
After her early retirement, and prior to this journey, she pursued one of her life's passions: horses. She began rehabbing rescued performance horses with the help of a cadre of industry professionals. Much to her surprise she experienced, in a purely natural way, the unintended and beneficial therapeutic effects that animals, especially horses, have on humans. These effects are now widely studied and promoted through the increasing popularity of Equine Assisted Therapy programs. Being with her horses on a regular basis greatly improved her sense of well being. Although her symptoms of PTSD began to diminish her physical condition continued to deteriorate. As her health declined she realized it was not safe for her to train or ride her own horses and she no longer had the energy it took to maintain a ranch. After placing one of her own horses in an equine sanctuary in 2011 she immediately began volunteering there. For more than a year she spent what little energy she had grooming horses and donkeys until she no longer had the strength and could no longer drive a car.
A few years later she experienced a profound near-death experience (NDE) when her heart stopped beating. Even though she was ready to leave this life the horses and donkeys would not let her. They called her back telling her that she had something important to accomplish. Following this experience she aggressively pursued alternative healing to overcome her unresolved illnesses, discontinue prescription medications and clear her body and mind.
Shortly after this experience she began to see energy all around her. She discovered that animals reached out to her telepathically sharing messages. In an effort to more fully understand these messages, and her unusual abilities, she embarked on an incredible pilgrimage of personal healing. Over the years she has invested over 16,000 hours in her education. She has studied numerous spiritual philosophies and pursued certification in a number of healing modalities, including those of different indigenous peoples from around the world. She has read scores of books and traveled extensively to attend educational and training seminars.
Over the years Ginny realized that the individual skills she was being taught were only part of a larger picture. She discovered that because she could see energy she intuitively knew how to go beyond each method that she studied. She knew which healing modalities worked for her and those that did not. When a specific modality did not work for her, but seemingly worked for others, she dug deep into the cause and effect of distorted energies to identify blocks to healing. Because of this she was able to combine her accumulated knowledge and skill to enhance her understanding of the interconnection of body, mind and spirit.
Well into her own journey she began her healing career focusing on humans. As time passed she became spontaneously aware of the animals in her clients' lives as well, those in the past as well as those in the present. They began to consistently come forward in her clients' sessions with messages and healing requests. This contact piqued her interest and caused her to remember the animals' message in her NDE. As a result, she began to shift her educational focus to animal specific education and healing techniques. Over a period of two years she slowly transitioned into working with both animals and their owners. She sought to improve these relationships through the release of emotions and the traces of energetic trauma. (To find out what people say about Ginny's work click here.)
In 2008 Ginny attended the Vaquero School of Horsemanship in Redlands, CA. The school was founded by Dale McCarrell who was Ginny's mentor. Dale had a unique relationship with horses that was forged at an early age with the help of his mentors, Tom and Bill Dorrance. Dale's grandfather was employed by the Dorrance family. As a young boy Dale spent summers on their ranch and was exposed to their methods and philosophies at an early age. Later in life he dedicated himself to the traditions of the Vaquero. He did this in combination with more contemporary natural and humane horsemanship methods and philosophies. Sadly, Dale passed away in early 2016. He will be missed by all who trained with him and shared his dedication to and love of horses.
For several years Ginny eagerly immersed herself in the indigenous teachings of the late Benny LeBeau, also known as Rainbow Thunder Heart or "Bavado Tatun Corazon". Bavado was a tribal elder and respected Medicine Man of the Eastern Shoshone Nation, hailing from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. He was also a member of the Spiritual Elders of Mother Earth, a group of indigenous prophetic seed carriers of North America. Ginny traveled with Bavado to study our sacred relationship with all life from his many medicine wheel ceremonies and lectures across the country and he visited her at her home in Arizona on several occasions. To hear a message from Bavado and learn more about his legacy, click here. For more information about his education and teachings go to the Earth Wisdom Foundation website or watch this documentary about his passionate work to end the drought of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino National Forest. Since Bavado's death Ginny has been an avid supported of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers and she continues her studies with two of them: Grandmother Flordemayo and Grandmother Sasa.
Ginny has studied both large and small animal healing modalities. She has been inspired by the work of Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Caroline Myss, Dr. Jim Jealous, Dr. Bradley Nelson, Michael J. Tamura, Jim Masterson, Jack Meagher, Tom and Bill Dorrance and the advocacy work of Margrit Coates. Her focus has been on equine specific healing methods such as: Equine Shiatsu Massage, Equine Acupressure, Equine Pain and Stress Point Release, Equine Craniosacral Therapy and Healing Touch for Animals® . To fine tune her animal communication skills Ginny studied with the internationally respected Lydia Hiby and Carol Gurney, founder of The Gurney Institute-- as well as many other industry professionals. Ginny is also a HeartMath® Add Heart® Facilitator and she "adds heart" to every interaction be it human or animal.
One of her passions is to speak publicly against the over prescription of opioids and narcotic medication, especially when alternative healing methods could be used to address issues of chronic pain. She is very active in lobbying at the state and federal level in regard to the opioid crisis. Her goal is to support the fields of chiropractic, osteopathic and integrative medicine and to promote other healing alternatives that can limit the use of unnecessary prescription drugs in our country.
Ginny frequently volunteers with professionals from many areas of the equestrian community. This includes equine rescue organizations, conservatories and equine assisted therapy programs which serve military veterans, women and children. When she is at home in Arizona on her own ranch she frequently hosts intuitive equine healing sessions with her own horses and donkeys.
Here are some comments from long time associates of Ginny:
"I've seen Ginny go from a non-healthy individual, nearly bed ridden, afraid to leave the house even on good days and never drove a car or was ever alone to being an independent adventurer, exploring new opportunities and venturing out solo, traveling wherever her next adventure directs her. What a beautiful metamorphosis to witness. What a success story that I'm honored to share."
-- Diane V.
"I met Ginny some years ago when I was involved with a group of people who closed down an equine hoarding situation in Chino Valley. She and I worked as treasurers and she took in some of the horses. I felt a great affinity and resonance with her and our conversations were always interesting. She had been very ill and was under heavy medication, was weak and physically frail. Nonetheless, she was able to get work done from her home with the help of her amazing husband. We talked a lot about what animals and horses say to us and she met my horse, Indigo, who has a lot to say. Personally, I get feelings and inklings from critters, and she gets pictures, physical sensations, and words, she encouraged me to listen to Indigo, who wanted me to hear him.
After the closing of the hoarding stable, I lost track of her, for a few years... And then I find her on Facebook, traveling all over the place, communicating with traumatized horses, healing and helping. “Is this the same friend who was so ill?” It had been 4 or 5 years since I’d seen her... she couldn’t walk down the street, back then. We’d made a date to visit and catch up in town, but it got canceled. Today she came to visit me and her confidence and scope have skyrocketed, because of all the education and experience and opening and healing she has gone through, since the last time I’ve seen her.
WOW, Ginny, I’m so glad you are back among the living!!! The horses and I thank you, for your insights and healing and help!!"
Blue was Ginny's personal horse, a rescue that everyone said could never be controlled and would kill her. He came to be the keystone to her healing herd of Medicine Horses on her ranch in Arizona. Blue was loved by everyone who met him. He challenged everyone to be their authentic self and live with integrity.
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