Me at the age of 3
Darla, Myself and my little brother
My husband Layne and myself
Psychic child - From the time I was 3 years old, I was seeing and hearing spirits. Sadly, these spirits were not friendly and I was terrified of the dark and night throughout most of my childhood.
Late one night when I was five years old, I was afraid of the shadow man standing in my bedroom doorway. I frequently saw him walking down the hall at night and then he would disappear. On that night, he was standing at my doorway staring at me. I was sweating profusely with the covers over my head with one eye peaking. I tried to scream but nothing would come out. Then out of nowhere, I heard this gentle kind and loving man's voice "Gina, I am right here with you protecting you. The ghosts can't get you nor are they allowed to enter your room. I want you to pretend that there is a light just above your head: like a bright light bulb, and whenever you get scared, know that while under this light, nothing can ever harm you".
The whole time we lived in that house, the ghosts would never enter my room. I didn't hear that male voice again until I was 17.
Alone in the world - At the early age of 12, I was left alone to raise myself. This was when I became aware of my gifts of intuition. I was able to sense danger. I knew who I could trust and most importantly not to trust. Even as a dyslexic teen alone in the world,I was able to use my gifts to help get me through school. My intuition and a stronger force that protected me and kept me safe was my true parent.
One day while driving home with my roommate Darla (pictured to the left), in my convertible Spitfire with the top down, I hit black ice while driving down a narrow country road. Neither Darla nor I had our seat belts on. Just before slamming into the side of a bridge, time stood still, I heard that male voice again speak so calmly and slowly "Gina, you need to let go of the steering wheel, hold onto the bottom of the seat, lean all the way over to your right and you will be okay". The next thing I knew, I had flipped off the bridge and landed upside down in a dry creek bed. The car was totaled. Darla was found 20 yards away with just a few scratches. I was fine except for some bruising and hair loss. Had I not done what he asked me to do, I would have been decapitated.
Mediumship is a calling - It has taken a good portion of my lifetime to come to terms with what I know now as my true gifts. At the age of 22 I started giving readings to friends and coworkers just for fun. I stopped at 24 because I didn't feel it was right to tell people their futures and I didn't like seeing the bad things that could happen. This was when I started my spiritual journey and spent the next 30 years learning to use my god-given gifts to help enlighten, clarify, heal, and bring understanding where it is most needed and wanted.
When one of my best friends Jolene passed away 7 years ago, she came to me with such clarity and with the most beautiful heart felt messages, not only for me but for her children. Because of these messages, I couldn't help but want to reopen a door that I closed a long time ago. Once that door was open, I was talking to spirits daily. My spirit guide 'Jon', the male with the kind gentle voice became a huge part of my daily life. My friend Darla, also came to me when she passed. We lost touch with each other at 19. 3 years ago Darla came to visit me and shared that she passed and told me how to get in touch with her family. Upon reaching out to them, I was shocked to find out that we lived near-identical lives, had 3 children under the same circumstances, had similar careers and both searched endlessly for one another .
My path, my passion and my PURPOSE - When I met my husband in 2008, my life changed. I owe who I am today to him. He allowed me to grow spiritually; by encouraging, inspiring, and loving and guiding me in ways I have never experienced. I didn't know what partnership, companionship, and true soulful love was until I met him. He kept me on my true path when I would stray from time to time. He watched me grow into a compassionate psychic medium.
My husband passed away in 2014. He is still with me in spirit....that I am so grateful for. However, he is missed tremendously. Thank you Layne Self!