The Album inspired by the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ from Palm Sunday, to His Resurrection & Ascension.
My songs are my prayers. These songs are inspired by the events of the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His followers during Holy Week. The songs take the listener along on an emotional roller coaster journey of scriptural events, influenced by the adventure of recovery along with a woman's perspective.
You will squirm, cry and perhaps dance.
RELAX WITH GINA
There is a healing nature to the frequent practice of relaxation. I started doing relaxation exercises with individuals in 1983 and found out I had a voice that was very soothing and I wanted to formally record my voice, someday. God is patient... At first I took a small tape recorder & made tapes for the people I was working with so they had the exercises to use at home and this worked well. Eventually everyone moved over to CD's. Then in 2007 I started doing relaxation in a group setting & expanding on using imagery. I got a lot of encouragement to make a CD of what I was doing in groups as kind of "Gina to go". Then in 2008 I asked Robert Finan of "ANB Recordings" who I had previously worked with witting & recording the album "Arise" and he made this CD possible.
It is suggested that you listen to one of the tracks at least daily, better yet twice a day. It is my experience that if you do this to the best of your ability for 2 weeks you will notice a difference in your level of tension & focus. You may want to take your pulse for a full minute before & after you listen as a way of seeing how you progress.
Listen & enjoy!
JOURNEY WITH GINA
I started doing relaxation exercises with individuals in 1983 and found out I had a voice that was very soothing and I wanted to formally record my voice, someday. I knew there was a healing nature to the frequent practice of relaxation. At first I took a small tape recorder & made tapes for the people I was working with so they had the exercises to use at home and this worked well. Eventually everyone moved over to CD's. Then in 2007 I started doing relaxation in a group setting & expanding on using imagery. I got a lot of encouragement to make a CD of what I was doing in groups as kind of "Dr. Gina to go". One of my favorite comments was "this is better than drugs!" And then in 2008 I asked Robert Finan to record "Relax with Gina" which is me creating images with my soothing voice. Then in 2010 we combined 10 of the remixed instrumentals from "Arise" with my calming voice as a guide through the music images to create "Journey with Gina".
Some nice things people have said:
"The combination of her voice and her music is amazing. You must hear her" Steve A.
"The best relaxation Cd's I have ever heard" "I go to sleep listening to Gina every night" Bob L.
"I drive truck and PLEASE warn people not to listen & drive. Pull over!" OC
End of the Beginning
She Complained to God. I can't so this alone....
He prayed for a partner to write music with....
Some journey's take longer than others. This album details my journey with a few twists. What it was like, what happened and what's it's like now. We start with the gift of desperation, When it is first experienced it is not usually seen as a gift at all, it can be a little like visiting hell, "dark night's awakenings' and it can feel like no one has ever experienced what your are experiencing. There is something beautiful about change after we get through it but at the time it can be very painful. When I 'came to' surrender God reached out His loving arms and held His child as an answered to prayer. I was returned to my faith tradition and found a fellowship.
The first step is 'the end of the beginning'. I had to change and needed help. The process involved healing, making amends, prayer and meditation. God has a scene of humor. I have been engaged in many adventures as well as mischief. I have found love in unlikely places and I see miracles, like my husband Joe. God has blessed us with children Vanessa & Grayson. They have their own paths and sometimes it is hard to stay out of the way. God has also blessed us with others who journey with us for a time, then drift away. This can be sad but God''s arms are always open for them to 'come back home.'
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Sunlight Of The Spirit
Do You Know the Way?
Our Gift* This song was inspired by Regina's journey to obey God's call
by starting the process of composing, stepping way out of her comfort
zone and being patient as she was directed to her writing partner
2. Do You Know the Way?* This song is about the search to
'fill that empty space' & how many of us need to get to a point of
desperation before we are willing to even attempt prayer.
Now, All I can Do* Regina works with foster kids & this song is a
'thank you' to all the folks who chose life through the gift of
4. Small Angels* A prayer of hope that there will always be small angels to guide us.
5. Refresh Us * This is a morning prayer asking and thanking God for the opportunities He gives us in this life.
We Answer Your Call* A Meditation asking the Holy Spirit to renew the
face of the Earth. This song was written specifically for the Missionary
Society of St Paul the Apostle's Associates retreat in Florida in 2011.
7. I Need Not Fear* A prayer to ask God to help guide me on my search for pathways to serve, trust and not be in fear.
8. Angels I Pray*Duet with Robert taking the lead. Can you imagine when angels fly"and having 'only' two things to say....
Rocket Girl & Fun Guy *Was written as a wedding gift for Amanda
& Grayson married July 30,2011.for the happy couple from Grayson's
mother Regina. The names Rocket Girl & Fun Guy originated as the
couples' trail names for the 'AT' or Appalachian Trial that they hiked
part of in 2011 The reference to 'Perma Culture Ambassador' for Grayson
referrers to his passion for gardening as permanent agriculture.
Roses In December* This song is about two things the miracle of Our
Lady of Guadalupe, the patron of the Americas & a mother's direction
for her son.
11. Quiet Dawn- She Must Have Smiled* The song paints the image of the Blessed Mother smiling as she held the baby Jesus.
Christmas at Home* This song is about a young lonely woman comes home
for Christmas from college & misses her grandmother.
Some nice things people have said:
"An Awesome mix of uplifting & comforting with great lyrics & instrumentals "right on" for Regina's voice. " Bill S
"Put Zepplin and Floyd in the glove box to and from work today. Gave your Cd a listen. Good stuff especially Track 7." John B.