An interview with the founder, visionary creator and formulator of ISUN skincare. Bunnie Gulick, who at 69 years of age, is a radiant testimony of her teachings and her skin care creations.
What should ISUN best be known for?
More than high-performing products of pristine integrity. ISUN should best be known as an embodiment of Love and a positive source of inspiration through our teaching and our products that through these vehicles, many will discover the deep joy of knowing the Light within us is the source of our connection with others, nature and all life.
ISUN should also best be known as an inspiration for others to think, speak and act in ways that do no harm to ourselves, others or our environment and to treat all with loving kindness. The spirit of ISUN, as I've related it here, is carried as subtle energy and is expressed in the integrity of our products.
Following your career from the time you were a nutritionist and teaching healthy lifestyle from years ago, and then becoming a botanical chemist and formulating and making skin care products for 30 years, you've always been way ahead of your time. You were making organic and wild-crafted products before it was cool. How did you come to choose this direction?
When I came to understand the truth of our inner nature as pure Light and Love and understood the connection of oneness we share with all life, I had my own personal experience of feeling and knowing how the Light, or life-force energy in the plant kingdom fuses and interacts with our own and profoundly impacts our total being - mind, spirit and body, including our skin. Having this knowledge, nothing else was real. The key was to source the highest life-force energies in nature and to keep their life-force energies alive.
Once accomplished, there was no other path to follow, even though it barely existed in the commercial world of beauty and skin care products. This way of creating skin care products was the only way I could align with. If ISUN could not offer a quantum healing effect overall that embraced a potential for self-discovery and heightened awareness within individuals as it transformed and rejuvenated skin, from my perspective it was not worth the effort.
Your efforts have made ISUN a global success. you're at an age when many people have retired and are enjoying a more leisure life, yet you're still active with ISUN. Where do you see yourself and ISUN in the future?
ISUN will continue to shine and spread Light around the world whether I'm here or not. I'm truly blessed to have a dedicated, skilled and 'conscious' team of co-workers and strong leadership and managers who share the vision and intention that has sustained ISUN for these years. I'll always hold the vision for ISUN strong and flow with what is natural to inspire our team and our clients. Presently, I collaborate with our management leaders, but have taken a back seat in activity with those roles but do remain active in R&R with new products development and formulations. However, I'm primarily focused on education and marketing.
As I move away from being full-time active, I'll move into my love for writing and teaching as a way of inspiring and uplifting others to discover who they truly are beyond bodies and personalities we tend to identify ourselves with. This discovery is the most important thing that can happen in one's life. It changes your perspective in every way and is a sure path to inner peace, joy and freedom.
What is a necessary luxury you must have?
Silence. Masters teach that silence is the mother of all creativity, beauty, love and inspiration. I have found this to be true since I was a young child. Through silence came the inspiration, manifestation and all the expressions of ISUN. Through silence and 'listening', ISUN will continue to express, flourish and serve humanity.
What is the best advice you've ever received?
Freedom is absolute when you say 'YES' to truth without hesitation or compromise. Walk your path with an open heart knowing and seeing the divine at play in all of life and all of life's circumstances whether they appear good or bad. Stay open to this truth and effortless grace and true freedom will follow. If this advice that formed my life and inspired ISUN can inspire others, then we have served our purpose.