Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Spiritual Wellness Center

Dear Friends and Clients, 

First let me thank you all for your devoted support of Simply Blessed Gifts and Services.  You have shown this business much love since we opened our doors in 2013.  In the last two years, I have had a few tough decisions to make regarding changes to the business, but these decisions were necessary to ensure that the business stays in step with the call of the Holy Spirit and so that it evolves with the spiritual needs of our clients.  When I contemplated opening this business, my motivation was simple: use what spiritual gifts God has given me to bring help and healing to those who need it without the limitations placed by any specific religious doctrine.  I wanted to create a place where spiritual wholeness was the goal, regardless of a person’s religious background.  

I envisioned a place where people could come for spiritual guidance and natural healing. I wanted to especially create a place where those who have experienced loss through the death of someone special could come and find hope through re-connection with those who have passed away.  My faith has taught me that when a person dies, their spirit lives on and will continue to love and guide us.  God has blessed me with the ability to connect again with those loved ones, so my ministry has focused on giving people the space to find their loved ones again.  

It was never my intention to open a retail store…this function of Simply Blessed was initially the responsibility of other partners in the business.  In the two years since we have opened, our retail sales represented only a very small percentage of our business.  Because this portion of the business has never fully supported itself, I have made the necessary decision to close what you have known as “Simply Blessed Gifts and Services” effective April 30, 2015 so that I can devote my full energies to the mission God has given me.  

On June 8, 2015 we will re-open as Simply Blessed Spiritual Wellness Center.  

What will change?
Our focus will become spiritual and holistic healing. Our new staff of service providers will offer an array of spiritual and holistic healing modalities including 
  • Reiki healing
  • Ayurvedic Healing
  • Naturopathy 
  • Herbalism
  • Aromatherapy
  • Licensed massage therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Yoga therapy
  • Kundalini healing
  • Shamanic healing
  • Dream healing
  • Life-coaching
  • Crystal energy work
  • Spiritual direction
  • Christian Gospel-based life coaching
  • Sound Healing  
We will begin providing services and workshops geared towards helping our clients live what we call the Simply Blessed Lifestyle which we believe will bring clients peace, healing, and spiritual wholeness.  

Simply Blessed Spiritual Wellness Center will focus its efforts on five principle areas:
  1. Helping Clients to let go of worry to achieve their life goals
  2. Helping Clients to let go of anger to achieve peace and reconciliation
  3. Helping clients to remember and honor their loved ones who have passed away and heal any wounds to those relationships caused through loss
  4. Helping Clients to discover their true selves so that they can live their true calling in a welcoming, non-judgmental environment while walking their chosen spiritual path
  5. Helping Clients to connect with their spirit so that they can live happy and healthy lives by taking power over their lives, setting their own course, and living a lifestyle of natural self-healing
We will accomplish these objectives through several new initiatives:

The Simply Blessed Lifestyle Program

Many of our clients come to Simply Blessed for an array of services and workshops. These clients have experienced an awakening of some kind and wish to develop their spiritual skills to foster deeper awakening through all that we have to offer.  The Simply Blessed Lifestyle Program is a monthly membership package designed to make it more affordable for clients to take advantage of all that we have to offer without having to pay full price for individual services.  

Simply Blessed Lifestyle members will be able to choose a package that gives them four services each month with any available provider, two monthly workshops, and one group reiki healing and mediation night.  

The Simply Blessed Mind Body Spirit Courses

When clients come to Simply Blessed Spiritual Wellness Center, our goal is to help you wade through the mystery of various approaches to energy healing without the superstition, so that you can make informed decisions when creating your spiritual life path.  We will offer three certification courses designed to give the student a foundation in each of the three functional areas of holistic healing.  These courses will give the student a basic understanding of the various approaches to Holistic Healing.  Each of these courses will run for six months. 

Course One: Mind Approaches
Topics covered:

o Psychological Viewpoint  
  • Mind/Brain connection
  • The unconscious 
  • Dreams and Dream interpretation
  • Basic Psychological Types
  • Basic behaviorism
  • Cognitive behavioral approach and mindfulness
  • Neuro-linguistic programming
  • Guided visualization
  • Hypnotherapy 
  • Transcendental states

o Psychic Viewpoint 
  • Intuition, precognition, premonition
  • Psychic skills
  • Out-of-body experiences and astral work
  • Divination

o Mind/Matter Viewpoint
  • Kundalini
  • Meditation
  • Breathwork
  • Biofeedback
  • Neurobiology of emotion
  • Energy therapies

Course Two: Body Approaches
Topics covered:

o From the east
  • Ayurveda approach 
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine approach
  • Tibetan Medicine approach 

o Body Energy Approaches
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • T’ai Chi
  • Alexander Technique
  • Acupressure
  • Reflexology
  • Chiropractic and osteopathy
  • Craniosacral treatment
  • Bowen Technique
  • Rolfing
  • Bates method

o Natural Lifestyle Approaches
  • Naturopathy 
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Superfoods
  • Macrobiotics
  • Fasting and detoxing
  • Herbalism 

o Energy Approaches
  • Aromatherapy
  • Flower Essences 
  • Homeopathy
  • Color Therapy
  • Sound Therapy
  • Crystal Healing
  • Applied kinesiology
  • Polarity therapy
  • Chakra and aura work
  • Reiki
  • Spiritual Healing

Course Three: Spiritual Approaches
Topics covered:

o Western Faiths
  • Mystery Traditions
  • Judaism
  • Kabbalah
  • Christianity
  • Gnostic Gospels
  • Spiritualism
  • Islam
  • Sufism

o Eastern Faiths
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Tibetan Buddhism
  • Zen Buddhism
  • Tantra
  • Taoism
  • Confucianism
  • Jainism
  • Sikhism

o Shamanic and Tribal Faiths
  • Shamanism
  • Aboriginal Spirituality
  • Oceania
  • Native American beliefs
  • African Traditions
  • Shinto
  • Paganism
  • Druidry

o Earth-based traditions
  • Feng Shui
  • Sacred Geometry
  • Megaliths
  • Landscape lines
  • Green path spirituality 

o Secret Societies
  • Knights Templar
  • Rosicrucian 
  • Illuminati
  • Freemasonry
  • Theosophy

o Mystery Schools
  • Atlantis theory
  • Egyptian wisdom
  • Prophecy
  • Mayan beliefs
  • Mythos
  • Angels
  • Alchemy

The Simply Blessed Reiki Academy

Our Reiki Academy began offering classes in 2014 and has become synonymous with traditional and thorough certified Reiki training.  In 2015 we will continue to expand our Reiki certification courses and skill training.  Simply Blessed Master/Teachers are certified instructors, registered with the three major International Reiki Associations.  Our approach gives the student a solid foundation in Reiki practice and history while exposing the student to various expert points-of-view.  

Our Reiki Academy offering includes workshops and certifications in:

  • Usui Reiki levels I, II, III
  • Angel Reiki levels I, II, III
  • Kundalini Reiki levels I, II
  • Family Reiki levels I, II
  • Animal Reiki level I
  • Crystal Energy Reiki level I
  • Reiki for Fitness level I

The Simply Blessed Holistic Healing Ministry Program

Our Holistic Healing Ministry Program will prepare participants for Ordained Ministry focused on spiritual healing.  Our founder, Tomas, is an ordained minister in apostolic succession and presiding minister of the Ecumenical Brothers and Sisters OPD. This non-denominational community formed in 2004 as a fellowship of believers who have come together to create a network of support for ministers who wish to engage in independent healing ministries.  
This year-long program is structured like an apprenticeship and will culminate in ordination as a healing minister licensed through the Ecumenical Brothers and Sisters OPD.   

Who will be providing services at Simply Blessed Spiritual Wellness Center?
As you surely already know, when you come to me for a spiritual session we form an energy connection that allows me to gain spiritual insight into your lives and helps me connect with your loved ones in heaven.  This process is sacred to me.  When I connect with each of you, the spiritual bond that forms comes with a certain spiritual obligation.  If the Holy Spirit allows me to see into the depths of your soul, it becomes my role to help you and give you spiritual protection and healing.  This all means that I am very protective of my clients.  I look at each of you in the way a pastor looks at his flock.  Because of this, I have taken great care to gather a circle of spiritual providers to help me bring this vision of Simply Blessed Spiritual Wellness Center to light.  Each of the new providers shares my spiritual values and exhibits a strong desire to help bring healing and peace to our family of clients.  I will work diligently to maintain strict standards concerning who will be admitted to the Simply Blessed family of service providers. 

Over the next few weeks we will publish biographies of our new providers. 

Will Tomas stop offering readings?
The initial decision to market the business using the terms “psychic” or “magic” was in keeping with the plan to market the retail end of the business to retail consumers… What I do in “readings” with clients is a far cry from what the “fortune teller” or “boardwalk psychic” does.  When a client comes to me for a
private session, our goal is certainly not to engage in superstitious banter, but to help the client achieve some clarity in their lives.  We focus on healing and spiritual growth.  

I will continue offering one-on-one and group spiritual conferences.  You should know that I have never considered what I do to be the work of a “psychic-medium,” but a mystic.  Instead, I have continued to do at Simply Blessed what I have done since entering ministry…bringing people into a closer relationship with the Spirit so that they are able to find peace and healing by experiencing the mystery of God in their lives.  Sometimes this experience includes prophetic messages about the events coming up in someone’s life or healing messages from a loved one who has passed away.  Over the years countless clients have been amazed at the specific and accurate communication I have been able to engage between living clients and their now passed away loved ones.  What seems impossible during the “reading” is simply the action of the Holy Spirit from my point of view. I believe that everyone is able to hear and remain connected with their crossed-over loved ones.  My goal is not to be your “psychic” but to help you connect with spirit as I do, so that eventually you won’t need me to connect you! 

Anyone who has had a session with me will notice something right away: before any spiritual contact is made, I go through a series of “tests” to be sure that the communication is genuine and in line with the theology that I have studied as an ordained minister.  If the spiritual communication can’t pass the scriptural tests, I will not engage the session.  When the communication does pass the spiritual tests, I do my best to pray through the intercession of the Angels and bring messages from loved ones who have passed into eternity.  The messages are sometimes so clear and precise that I believe that these messages are the will of God and the action of the Holy Spirit. As I often say when people are amazed at the communication, “I’m not that good…but God is. Stay connected to God and your loved ones will come through to you directly.” 

These experiences are in line with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the writing of Paul in the Christian scriptures.  In I-Corinthians 12:8-10, the apostle provides us with a glimpse into what we can expect when one is under the influence of the Holy Spirit:  expressions of wisdom beyond the normal experience of the speaker, expressions of knowledge that the person does not have through worldly means, great faith and the ability to inspire faith, powerful spiritual healing, miracles, the gift of prophecy, the ability to discern spirits, the ability to speak in the language of spirit (tongues) and the ability to interpret what spirit is saying.  

I will continue to offer these “readings” which we will refer to as Private Spiritual Conferences.   

Will you still offer any retail at all?
Yes, we will continue to stock some items that will support our healing modalities. You’ll be able to find herbs, crystals, gemstones, and mineral specimens here (in fact you will find a better selection of crystals than we previously carried).  We will also keep our selection of crystal jewelry.  We will continue to stock our power candles and incense/smudging supplies.  We limit our selection of books to include support information for self-healing.

Do you have questions about the changes to Simply Blessed?
Call us at 856-514-2222

It has been my honor to serve you all over the past few years and I am happy that Spirit continues to bless the ministry of Simply Blessed.  As we continue to evolve into a fully actualized entity, it is my prayer that each of you is blessed abundantly by the Divine Love that urges us toward wholeness and peace.

With hope for the future, I am, 

+Tomas Martin Bell, OPD, RMT
    Owner, Presiding Minister
    Simply Blessed Spiritual Wellness Center