Welcome to Tunnel Vision 8!

tunnel1Greetings,

Tunnel Vision 8 is my first blog. Thank you for visiting! I hope my blog posts inspire you and help you to grow in your spirituality. This blog is a collection of quotes, stories, spiritual reflections, guided meditations/visualizations, and helpful tips on how to stay well.

I chose the blog name “Tunnel Vision 8” when I was on a spirituality retreat in Wisconsin. I did not bring my computer, so I used the retreat center’s computer. I needed one of my photos for the header of my blog, so I looked at the photos on my new phone, and all I had were photos of flowers and some tunnel pictures from canoeing with my daughter. I decided to use the tunnel picture (see the photo above), and the name of the blog was born.

I like the image of the tunnel. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. The tunnel also represents travel and speed. Many people who have out-of-body experiences talk about moving through a tunnel.

The number “8” is a unique number. When the number “8” is sideways, it is the infinity symbol. According to Wikipedia, the number eight is a lucky number in Chinese and other Asian cultures. In Buddhism, the 8-spoked Dharmacakra represents the Noble Eightfold Path. There is also the Eight Limbs of Yoga in the Yoga Sutras. The number eight in the Bible represents a new beginning, creation, and eternal life.

Please email comments or questions to: gina.gafford@yahoo.com

Header image: Painting by Olivia Garens

Love and Peace,

Gina Marie Jinani Gafford

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Gina M. Gafford, MA, CMT, RYT is a Certified Massage Therapist (specializing in Hospice Massage), Registered Yoga Teacher, Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master, Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner, and Amateur Photographer. Gina has her master’s degree in Holistic Health Studies from St. Catherine University, Minnesota. Also, Gina studied Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation in India. In January 2022, she plans to study advanced Thai Yoga Massage in Thailand.