My Personal Journey
I was born in South Africa and introduced to the world of dance, music and art. After graduating, I taught music for a year before following my passion to work in the Theater. For two and a half decades, the world of entertainment was my playground where I exercised my imagination as a costume and set designer and I loved every moment yet something was missing, the joy of it all was fleeting.
Ironically, the first musical I designed “Stop the World I Want to Get Off,” mirrored my inner world of discontent, because I desperately wanted to heal all the suffering in the world. I would later discover that the world was in me. At the time, I was completely unaware that my soul, the human actor, was an observer of suffering to overcome suffering, for the purpose of becoming a happier and more fully functioning human being. The stage was set for this to unfold. My career included designing for the Performing Arts, in SA and the UK, for Ice shows, film and television, Miss World Pageants, and Extravaganzas for the Sun International Casino resorts in South Africa, the Bahamas and Jupiter’s on the Gold Coast in Australia. In the US for Merv Griffin, Walt Disney, Las Vegas and Carnival Cruise Lines. I also had the honor of working with many talented artists and directors such as Roger Minami and producers including the well-known author and play write of ‘The Miracle Worker’ William Gibson.
I couldn’t have asked for more, but as life happens to all of us, the tragic loss of family members, suicide and a painful divorce overshadowed the joy of it all. As a result, for years I felt numb and disconnected. I continued to wear my happy-go-lucky mask, disguising my sadness and despair, while energetically feeling trapped between two worlds – one happy and one filled with unhappiness— more commonly known as depression. I was stuck in my rabbit hole, lamenting, “How did I get here, why am I here and who’s running this show on earth?”
During those years, I never stopped examining life through all facets of the diamond, taking trips to India, walking on hot coals, learning yoga pretzel poses and various spiritual schools of thought in the hopes of exposing the rabbit in the hat trick–until I actually got it! I wasn’t ready to set the rabbit free!
By forty five I intuitively felt a huge life change approaching, and as I have grown to know, the universe always presents the right opportunity at the right time and often with a sense of humor. Now, I knew how illusions worked on stage, but not in my life. Well, during all the hype on the opening night of my twelfth extravaganza, ‘Beyond Belief,’ I remember thinking, “Really, how many more variations of a g-string can I create?” I was at cross roads, with barely a spark of passion left; clearly, the end game fell short of the happy life I dreamed I would live. Little did I know then, that my profession in the performing arts would one day be my source of inspiration for working in the healing arts!
In the theater, an actor remembers that he or she has a life beyond the stage. However, in real life the human actor tends to forget that life continues beyond his/her world stage. And, as I witnessed in my own personal life; I, too, was still stuck on the life stages of my past illusions, preventing me from living a fulfilled life.
Christmas in Connecticut with a few retired dancers from the original Broadway production of ‘A Chorus Line’ marked the turning point of my life when a conversation about the healing arts sparked my interest. There was no question that I still wanted to heal the world! ‘This was my moment!’
I wondered what role I was auditioning for. I sold my property in South Africa and invested every cent blindly on my future career about which I knew very little. Yet I felt as if my soul had been preparing for lifetimes for this new role. A new stage with new players created set at lightning speed for the next chapter of my life.
It was imperative that students of Metaphysics and Transpersonal Psychology embark upon a soul-karma clearing—a rapid systematic purification process. As a channel and a facilitator of healing I had to clear my mind and heal myself first. I was in awe of the world I discovered within me, and as I begun to transform, my question about suffering was answered. The rabbit was free at last! It was then that I found my real joy—to inspire other people, just as I have done, to transform their lives from suffering to joy!
Gloria holds a doctorate in Metaphysics and Transpersonal Psychology. She is a visionary, an author, and a transformational expert. More importantly, she feels like an honored guest who is enjoying all the magical wonders of this world, because she can watch the story unfold with the delight of a child.
Gloria has been in private practice since 1994 specializing in energy healing and Transpersonal Life Renewal Processes for integrative body, mind and spirit health and wellness. She says that the greatest challenges we face as children is what we are in this world to overcome. And all the actors are here to fulfill this.
Losing the people who I loved so suddenly was challenging to me as a child and in my youth. I worked in the theater where shows were transitory, but it obviously took a gazillion lifetimes before I was ready to face the reality in this life that this world is transitory and therefore I would never enjoy this world until I accepted that.
For the first part of my life I worked hard at keeping my drama alive, and the second part of my life I cleared the stages of drama from the theater of my mind. I had suffered years from depression without even knowing it, until I asked this question: “If this is the only world stage in the universe how bored is the designer? ”
When I freed my soul (the bird) from the cage of my mind’s illusions, I saw this world though new eyes and I wanted to know the designer of the universe. It is vitally important for our personal growth to take an inner journey and discover the answers to questions about creation. Because the deeper we go into healing and understanding ourselves the greater our understanding and compassion for the suffering of humanity.
Gloria’s work in the performing arts weaves a colorful richness to her work in the healing arts. After years of helping numerous people transform she became inspired to create A Complete Guide for Feeling Fully Alive. This is a self-healing and clearing system that is experiential, quick and easy to use at any time.
Whether working in one-on-one sessions or coaching seminars, Gloria’s expertise lies in helping individuals, couples and families find love, happiness and fulfillment in their lives again. She conducts Life Renewal sessions and Dynamic Life Renewal Tele Seminars and coaching seminars internationally.