OPENING THE ALTERNATE DOOR
Working with individuals as well as couples and families, Reverend
Nancy Joy Gordon endeavors to achieve a sense of integration
and sparkle in the lives of those she counsels. Whether for weddings,
memorials or for other special services, Rev. Joy works with
her clients to create a meaningful and personalized event. During
Reiki treatments or spiritual counseling sessions, she furthers
her clients’ ability to be aware of feelings and inner messages
as they clear out old patterns and thoughts. By gently visiting
areas of concern and invoking the Light of Compassion, she facilitates
one’s greater clarity and understanding which lead to accessing
a deeper level of truth as well as the releasing of what no longer
serves one in having a healthy, loving, purposeful and abundant
Raised in a multicultural environment, Rev. Joy began to appreciate
different cultures and ideas at an early age. Her exposure to
metaphysical studies began when she was quite young, also, especially
by being exposed to the writings of Mary Baker Eddy of the New
Thought movement. While in her teens, she became fascinated with
philosophy and psychology, along with participating in philanthropic
groups. Questions about life and death were an important part
of her curiosity and served to heighten her awareness about how
God’s plan for her life’s work was unfolding. When a Sunday school
teacher, who also happened to be a physicist, explained to her
that matter was not solid and how our consciousness does create
our reality, she understood how it was only natural for healing
to occur and how so-called miracles are possible in the everyday
world. With faith, trust and a loving heart, Rev. Joy began putting
this practice to work!
In the early 1990’s, Rev. Joy was in the process of exploring
how to use the breath to move feelings through the body for a
deeper awareness of the Self, when suddenly she had an intuitive
knowing that she would soon learn how to do energy work. That
very day a friend called and invited her to a class on Reiki.
From that moment on she was struck by the simplicity yet power
of this method of aligning the mind and body with Spirit. She
became a Reiki Master in 1993. One of the greatest privileges
in her Reiki practice has been working with people to transform
their experiences with health problems, relationships and various
troubling feelings, such as grieving and loss. A well-known Jungian
therapist, Dr. Jack Miller, referred his Phoenix Project clients
to her in 2003 and since then he has traveled to many countries
to present his workshops. He is returning to stay in her home
in 2010-11 to do yet another of his powerful workshops for those
wanting transformation in their lives, particularly around their
sense of deep loss.
Ever the seeker, Rev. Joy became an Ordained Interfaith Circle
Minister in 1998 after a 2-year seminary in Berkeley, California,
a program based on the one started in New York by a Rabbi, a
Swami and a Catholic Brother! Since that time she has officiated
at many ceremonies, blessings and services, plus over 30 weddings,
using her interfaith background and materials. By carefully listening
to her clients, she customizes these ceremonies through thoughtfully-prepared
wording, quotations, poetry and music. She has also played piano
for many weddings and memorials since the 1980’s, and feels very
privileged to have taken on a different role, now as the minister!
As a conduit of spiritual energy in both her Reiki practice
and as an interfaith minister, Rev. Nancy Joy knows that it is
not she but the Divine spark of Love and the Holy Presence within
which does the work. Her realization and appreciation of our
connectedness as a global society further add to her intuitive
sense of ways to empower the choices of others.
Rev. Joy is available for special counseling and prayer sessions,
Reiki treatments, weddings, commitment ceremonies, memorials,
business and house blessings. For consultations and appointments,
you are invited to call (510) 769-0607.
|The Five Ethical Principles of Reiki
Just for today, do
Just for today, do not anger.
Honor your parents,
teachers and elders.
Earn your living honestly.
“Rev. Joy was fun to work with as well as sensitive, creative
and spiritual in her approach to creating the perfect wedding
celebration.” - S.H.
“Rev. Joy creates a unique and safe environment in which I was
able to be still enough to listen to my own wisdom. She is a
powerful healer and supportive force.” - F.K.
“Every session with Rev. Joy has been different but always a
life-affirming journey into the mystery of my being.” - K.B.
“Thank you, Rev. Joy” Your gentle loving approach helped me
to get in touch with repressed loss and grief which has enabled
me to expedite healing of my broken soul.” - S.L.