Gerri Mana McMahon
Founder
Gerri Mana McMahon

HOW JERRY SPRINGER (KINDA) CHANGED MY LIFE….

 

I make it to the shower, the water feels good as it hits my face.

 

It brings life into my weary body. I’ve woken up with a hangover, and too little sleep…

 

Monday morning – I’m about to hit the treadmill of a 70 hour week…

 

Already exhausted. I stand there, water dripping down my arms. I have a choice – I can pass out, hurt myself badly as I fall; this will give me some respite.

As I breathe in the eucalyptus shower gel, it hits a reset button in my brain. I choose to keep going.

 

I think about a holiday I’ve always wanted to take – a cottage by the sea – just me and my journal.

 

As I squeeze on the humid, packed tube on this cold, frosty morning, I wonder what it’s all about?

 

Even though my life looks like a dream come true, with film premieres, hanging out with celebrities, Prada shoes, it was actually a living nightmare.

 

I envied the complementary practitioners who saved my life, time after time. I’d always played with the idea of learning some form of massage or alternative therapy.

 

I’d just been on a tester “Shiatsu & Chinese Medicine” course and it had a profound effect on me. The food I ate, the people I met, all that I’d learned. Created from an ancient, deep, profound body of studies, I was amazed how acupressure points work. Tapping a point, can relieve a headache, or bad back, and another can help you sleep! I loved giving Shiatsu just as much as I loved receiving it.

 

I arrive in work just after 7 am. I sit in the morning meeting as they talk about the week’s shows. I feel removed, like it’s not my life anymore. My thoughts wander. They’re brought screechingly back into the present moment as I hear of the new developments…

 

The counselling budget is cut…

 

I am working on successful show on ITV – very similar to ‘Jerry Springer. High ratings, high pressure. The guests come on air to discuss their woes in front of millions, in exchange for a meal and a hotel room. I had never felt good about it, but I soothed myself because I had a personal rule that all my guests would leave the studio in a better state than when they arrived. The counsellors were a big part of this.

 

With that benefit gone, I couldn’t justify my role. If I am going to work this hard, wouldn’t it be better to do something I REALLY love? Something that makes a direct positive impact on the world?

 

 

I lost myself working my way up the ladder of success only to find that it was leaning against the wrong building (thank you Steven Covey for that inspiration).

 

 

I had no plan, I had no money saved… but without thinking I handed in my notice. I was out on my own with my independence and my freedom…. I kicked off my Prada shoes.

 

 

What I knew was that I’d left the right thing behind me – in TV you had to give 100%, there was no way you could follow another path, study, or build up another career at the same time. All or nothing, and I chose nothing… literally… although I felt in my heart and soul like I had the promise of all, and at times, while watching the sun rise or set, I had it all, it was a HARD road.

 

I studied Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine for 3 years, and eventually got my qualification. I thought that would be it. Little did I know that was when the learning was just beginning!

 

I still couldn’t get myself out there…

 

I met a Shaman who not only gave me clear guidance, boosted my confidence, and showed me the possibilities, but he also opened me up to the most “woo woo” (which I now know is magical, mystical, mysterious) world I had ever experienced. Relaying messages from my ancestors, it took me days to integrate it all.

 

I continued to clear my blocks to happiness, love and success. I eventually created two successful practices in London, one in Harley Street. I also ended up working for the British National Health Service, working with people with substance misuse issues. This was hugely rewarding as well as my voluntary role working with recovering users.

 

So often, I was petrified that the bailiffs would repossess my home because I was unable to pay the mortgage. Often living on lentil dhal, somehow I would always have the money for my personal development. The fear was still there – a fear for survival and that I might end up on the street (or worse, having to go back home).

 

 

I managed a yoga centre on the side to make ends meet – but I also felt like it was holding me back having that ‘security blanket. One day, I was flying from Dublin to back to London after Christmas and I was filling out The Observer Newspaper’s ‘Plans for the New Year’ section. I realised that my dream was to be a full time healer. In the moment that I verbalised that dream, I also became aware of the ‘gremlin’ in my head.

 

As I thought about my dream of being a full time healer, and how amazing that would be, a negative voice popped up and said: ‘You! Who do you think you are? You can’t be a full time healer!’

 

I was FLOORED. I’d never been conscious of that voice before – and it had had A LOT of power in my life. With that awareness, I committed to making the dream come true. I think it was one of the first times I dreamt.

 

As a child all I wanted was independence and freedom… but I’ll come back to that later.

 

I went back to work and I plucked up the courage to tell my boss that I was going to be a healer and I was handing in my notice.

He looked at me sternly, with his turban perfectly set on his head and said: “You are going to try and be a healer?”

 

In that moment, I realised two things, one was that he had ginger hair under that turban (how had I never noticed that before?), and the next was when I connected with a power deep inside as I replied,

 

“No. I AM a healer.”

 

It was the confidence, and belief in myself that I needed to launch me on a path that was not without its fair share of ‘dark nights of the soul’, but at last, it was my soul path.

 

Because I had less money, I partied less, which went hand in hand with my new sensitivity and …. learning about my body… the magic of it.

 

My friendships changed, I lost a lot of friends; best friends. It hurt!

 

I was at a party during which my fiancée (of the time) handed me a block of Doreen Virtue’s ‘Angel’ cards. I had never seen them before. The world of ‘spirituality’, and especially angels was still very new to me.

 

I chose a card. I got the ‘Friendship’ card… As I read it, I felt tears in my eyes. “You must do the weeding, to allow the flowers to grow”. Friendships changing are a natural part of life, because I was changing on the inside, my life on the outside was changing too. My man bought the deck for me; the start of another path tapping into the wisdom, love and guidance of our guides.

 

My health was still a challenge, and those challenges continued.

 

My soul path was not just about being a glam healer, with a lovely life, and a cool career… it was about healing MYSELF! Little did I know it would be decades before I got to a point where I became the woman of my dreams.

 

 

I had always lived in London, (or Dublin as a child), but I only wanted to live by the sea. So 7 years ago, I set off to travel the world for a year. While working in TV I felt I ‘had’ to stay in London, but now I had visions of Hawaii, of working online, and FREEDOM! The one year journey turned into seven years!

 

I found Hawaii and I fell in love. I lived there on and off for a few years luckily manifesting a super long visa. I swam with wild dolphins daily, studied Hawaiian shamanism and met Goddess Pele.

 

I had so many dark nights of the soul, and in each one, a new learning. One of the most potent was the appearance of The Goddess with a learning and a promise that if I pushed myself, gently, and made it through, and taught what I learned in that very dark place that she would ensure my dreams manifested.

 

It was the Goddess Pele. She is the fiery deity of dreams, visions and passion… she lives in the Halemaʻumaʻu volcano in Hawaii. I love her dearly, she’s a fierce task master, but she lets you see what you’ve been hiding, brings it out from the shadows to the light, where it becomes your power.

 

I followed my intuition and traveled to the highlands of Guatemala. I had no idea why, but within a day I met a Shaman who worked with sacred (legal) plant medicine – I realised that most of my problems, and ill health was due to the fact that I am an empath.

 

I was picking up the negative emotions of those around me. The emotions they do not want to feel! I would literally eat them, process them, and come back for more.

 

I learned how to do this as a kid, when my parents would argue and I’d eat their anger, fear, grief. I’d cry, beg them to stop arguing, when in turn I’d get punished even more.

 

Until that day in Guatemala, day to day survival was difficult. Realising I was an empath, and then learning how to become an ‘empowered empath’ so I could still feel emotions without eating them in a negative way was one of my most profound alchemical breakthroughs….

 

 

 

Eventually the time came to put down my roots in Europe and with the help of the tools I’d created I found my new home. I now live by the sea in a beautiful home with mountain and sea views …

 

 

In those 7 years travelling, I lived in Hawaii, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Vancouver, Canada. I have created my version of ‘heaven on earth’ and my soul path led me here… My social life is better than even my London days and I’m more at home in my heart than EVER before – which was the main intention when I left London.

 

I have moved my ‘one to one’ healing practice, to working with individuals and groups online and in person.

 

I would never have left London if it wasn’t for the powerful call of my visions, especially guiding me to Hawaii and the confirmations time after time that I had to go there to include the Hawaiian Shamanic teachings in my work.

 

 

Over the years, I had my fair share of promises from coaches, mentors, teachers, that they had the ‘magic pill’. Although I had some AMAZING guides, I didn’t get ALL of it, in just one modality. In fact as time went on, and I released layer after layer of my own density, negativity, blocks and beliefs that were preventing me form living a beautiful life I started to create my own modality. Although I love magic, there is no one ‘magic pill’.

 

 

 

Now, having constantly got up no matter how many times I fell, I have at last, manifested all the things in the external world that I wanted… but more importantly, INSIDE I experience bliss, love, joy and peace pretty much 24/7. When I don’t, I know there’s a message, the first one is to be gentle with myself, the second is to watch what my mind is saying about my feelings… or what it had been thinking BEFORE the feeling….. I also get curious about what I’m making up about the fact that I’m not ‘high’. It’s okay to feel good, but it’s also okay not to… but not for an extended period. As Joseph Campbell says, “Pain is inherent. Suffering is optional.”

 

The feelings of almost ecstasy that I feel sometimes while just pottering in my kitchen, were borne out of the tough times. We don’t’ ‘have’ to experience those tough times, but I am SO grateful for them and in hindsight would not have changed my journey at all. I have kept my promise to Pele, and that’s what I teach nowadays,

 

 

 

Over the past two decades, I created a system that has already transformed thousands of lives. From fear to love, from stuck to free, from unfulfilled to living on purpose and in your power, all by taking simple baby steps.

 

After trying and failing for years to heal myself of depression, fear, lack of success and loneliness, the things that actually worked for me were the total opposite of what I was taught.

 

I spent tens of thousands on my own personal development, and I felt betrayed, a failure and ‘not good enough’ time after time because what I was being taught simply didn’t cut it.

 

We are all given a soul path, but we can so easily put ourselves on the path of the ego, while thinking we’re living our best lives. I did it for most of my life.

 

What is key is to live in your heart, but take your head along for the journey… a head with a healthy mindset.

 

I’m curious, have you walked similar paths?

 

You see, we are in a new time, a new world.

 

What worked before, simply doesn’t work anymore.

 

If you would like to get clarity on YOUR version of ‘Heaven on Earth’, just click here to book a call.

 

 

Time after time I hear from clients who are experiencing breakthroughs using my system. I just received this message from a client:

 

“Before I started working with Gerri I was stuck, I had many problems with my health including sleep and low energy… I’d lost my spark. My business and personal relationships were suffering. We started working together and although I was worried about committing to the programme, and I wasn’t sure it would work for me, having spent thousands on different therapies and coaching programs, I noticed a difference immediately. Gerri was gentle, but she also pointed out my ‘blindspots’ so that I could see where I was standing in my own way.

 

I recommitted to my dreams as well as getting more clarity on why I’m here. A lot of questions were answered, and that made committing and following through on the actions form my intuition, and from Gerri’s intuition a lot easier and fun. We worked out a program that was created specially for me, rather than one person in a group. She gave me a lot of personal time, over and above what was promised, she cared! Now, not only has my business grown, and taken off in new directions, but I’ve covered what I paid for Gerri’s programme 7 times over. My relationships, which were stagnant, and difficult before, have healed, and my health and energy levels are better than I can ever remember. I am so grateful for Gerri’s help and guidance – and her commitment to her personal growth and development which I know she does for herself, others and the world. I feel renewed, free, and like there are no obstacles in my way now. I advise you to step up and look at improving your life too. It is so true that it is only ourselves that are standing in our own way. Thank you!” MG, November 2018

 

The messages are daily, and powerful… because times are changing we need a NEW way, a love motivated way to achieve alignment, and manifest our goals and dreams.

 

If you want to know more, and get started on YOUR Soul Discovery Adventure just book a session which is complimentary, but it will give you clarity on YOUR version of Heaven on Earth and if it’s true for us to work together.

 

If you feel that there’s an invisible thread pulling you towards manifesting your heart’s desire, I urge you to take that baby step now.

If you feel like you’d like to connect with your innate wisdom, but don’t now how, reach out.

 

Remember, “The World Will Be Saved By the Western Woman,” said the Dalai Lama.

 

If you are not going to do it for yourself – do it for the world. Our time is now, and by just taking that first baby step, you too, can be changing the world.

 

Click here and start your gentle, adventure NOW! We will have a 15′ chat, and you can get clarity on YOUR Soul Path.