Loving Relationships

pumpkin pieThanksgiving is here in the United States and Christmas is right around the corner.  While this can be a joyous time of year, it can also be challenging.  This year, we also have a full moon in Gemini on the day before Thanksgiving which can amp up the emotions.  That is why I thought it might be helpful to share a new technique for getting yourself in a state of love before heading into family gatherings.

The process below can help you reconnect with a loved one.  You can do this on your own or if the other person is interested, you can go through the process together.  Here are the steps:

Steps to Strengthen the Bond

Physical Focus:  What are your top five favorite memories of physical activities or experiences you have had with this person?  You might remember a favorite trip, nature walks, or any other joyous interacting you have experienced.

Emotional Focus:  What are your top five favorite memories of emotional bonding with the person?  Gary Chapman identifies five different love languages – Touch, Words of Appreciation, Acts of Service, Gift Giving, and Quality Time.  Consider these different categories to find your favorite top five.

Spiritual Focus:  What are your top five favorite spiritual experiences with this person?  Remember, this doesn’t have to be religious (though it can be).  Any experience where you felt inspired and uplifted fits here.

Gratitude:  What are five reasons you are grateful for this person in your life?  You can add more to this list if you are struggling to feel close.  The more you can come up with and really let yourself feel, the easier it will be to feel close again.

This process works best if you let yourself fully remember the experience rather than just make a list.  You could even use this process with prior holidays focusing on the family gatherings as a whole!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!

With much love and gratitude,

Nancy

If you are interested in an empowerment reading to support you with this process, visit my website to learn more:  www.EmpoweringLightworkers.com

 

 

Quick Tips to Stay Positive

cadillac mountain 2How are you doing this month?  I personally wasn’t very excited when I saw the Power Path blog listing this month’s theme as “Pressure.”  Not a word that makes me feel relaxed and peaceful – how about you?  While the concept for the November forecast is more on recognizing things which we have outgrown and moving into bigger containers for new growth, the process of doing that can be tough!  The key is be willing to stay in the present moment and let things evolve without trying to control them.  As this isn’t always easy to do when we are in the middle of change, I have been using a simple technique I thought I’d pass on to all of you.

Instead of focusing on what is causing you stress, instead start a “Top Five” list.  Here are some topics you can try (or come up with your own): 

  • Five things you are grateful for.
  • Five things that make you laugh.
  • Five things that you love about yourself.
  • Five things that you love about your life.
  • Five things that make you curious.
  • Five things that are silly.
  • Five things you would love to do.
  • Five things you love about someone you care about.
  • Five reasons you deserve to be happy, loved, and supported.
  • Five ideas that inspire you.
  • Five people you adore.
  • Five places you love.

You can expand it to 10 or 20 items if you have more time (or need more help staying positive).  If you want to increase the benefits while also balancing your energetic system, try holding your fingers one at a time as you list each item, adding in 2-3 deep breaths before moving on to the next topic.  The fingers connect to our meridians and energy pathways so holding them is a great way to restore your whole system to balance.

Another tip is to do this with a friend.  For example, share five things you love about your friend and then have them do the same for you.  This is a great way to see yourself with new eyes and become aware of some of your positive qualities you may have overlooked.

Finally, let’s all set the intention to let go and trust the flow of life. That way we can avoid feeling the pressure altogether!

Sending lots of love your way!

Nancy

To learn more about empowerment readings with Nancy, visit:  EmpoweringLightworkers.com 

 

Letting the Spiritual Viewpoint Lead

A photo from my recent trip to Colorado Springs - Garden of the Gods
A photo from my recent trip to Colorado Springs – Garden of the Gods

Have you ever experienced a time when your heart says one thing but your head says something else?  Do you listen to your head or your heart?

While we have all seen the benefits of following our hearts, sometimes it is a hard thing to do.  We look at what is happening around us and our mind urges us to take action and do something so we stay safe and don’t get hurt.  This last week, I had one of those times when I ignored what my heart was saying and reacted to what was happening on the surface.  I started to create a story in my head to explain the outer circumstances – a story that made me feel worse not better – and soon had myself completely stressed out! When the dust finally settled and I found out what had really been going on, I discovered that all my worry had been over nothing at all!

I’m guessing most of you have had something like that happen to you too. The mind would rather make something up to believe in rather than sit in “I don’t know.”  To save us all future drama, I vote we start letting a different part lead us.  Instead of letting our intellect determine what is going on, let’s start listening to our spiritual center – our heart.

So what does that mean exactly?  For me, it means that I need to start pausing before reacting emotionally to what is happening in my world.  I need to check in with my higher self – with my heart – and ask to be shown what is happening from a spiritual point of view.  From this vantage point, I can then choose how to respond and know that the response will be coming from a much more peaceful and balanced space.

Below are a few suggestions on how you can connect to your heart’s wisdom and see from this spiritual point of view:

Be curious:  I’ve found that if I look at what is going on from a curious point of view instead of a frightened viewpoint, I am able to detach more from what is happening.  Imagine you are a scientist collecting information about the subject at hand.  What details are you noticing? What subtleties are being overlooked?

Take three deep breaths and ask for Guidance.  Pausing before we react gives time for us to process all of what we are experiencing.  As we take three deep breaths and ask for Spiritual Input, we create a distance between ourselves and what is happening. This space can give us the detachment we need to see through the eyes of our heart into the true picture.

Pay attention to your body.  I have noticed when I start to believe something that isn’t true, my body becomes tense.  If the energy isn’t flowing in your system, it is a clear message from the deeper part of yourself that something which is occurring isn’t coming from love and truth.  Even if you don’t know exactly what is false, trust that you don’t have a clear picture if your body is reacting adversely.

Laugh and/or smile.  When we laugh and smile, it sends a message to our system that we are safe and well.  Even if we aren’t feeling that way in the  moment, moving our focus to the state of joy brings us in touch with our heart.  After a few moments of laughing, then ask your Angels to help you see the truth of what is going on from that higher viewpoint.  From this lighter space, you may find the circumstances look much different.

Trust and have faith.  Having faith in the Divine and our Spiritual Support Team is really easy when things are going well.  It is when things seem to be heading in a direction we don’t like that it is more difficult to keep the faith.  Try asking yourself if you are choosing from love or fear. Also, remind yourself of your overall intention. Do you have an intention in place to be Divinely guided in all you think, say, and do?  Are you choosing to create a life you love?  If so, then know that what is going on must be part of what you are experiencing.  Trust.  Believe that you are loved and supported.  Watch for the signs that miracles are unfolding for you.

If you would like some help seeing the spiritual viewpoint on something going on in your world, I am here to help!  You can learn more about empowerment readings at this link:  Empowerment Readings

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Sending love your way!

Nancy

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Keeping the Faith – Reflections on My Hocking Hills Adventure

Conkles Hollow CliffAs we continue going through the transformation we are all in the midst of, it can sometimes feel like we aren’t making any progress at all.  We find ourselves struggling to stay positive and slipping back into old habits that don’t enrich us or feed our souls.  Our plans seem to go sideways and we begin to wonder if we are off our path.  This makes it tough to keep having faith.

I went through a bout of this recently with my Hocking Hills retreat weekend. I was excited to share one of my favorite places with a group of 10 lovely women and had high hopes for a weekend filled with fun.  The Universe, though, had other plans.

The trip started out with the women I was driving with showing up as fire trucks came swooping in to try to put out a house fire next door.  The neighbor had left a pot on and gone somewhere and smoke had been billowing out from under her garage door.  We drove off to the sound of sirens wailing.  Perhaps I should have taken that as a sign!

The next challenge happened at Ash Cave where we were meeting the rest of our group for the first hike of the weekend.  We got out of the car, only to discover that the keys had been locked inside! With no cell service in the area, this led to a group heading off to find somewhere they could get a call through, delaying our plans by a couple of hours.  In the midst of that, one of the participants discovered that her husband had been in a car accident. Thankfully, he was okay, but she was understandably concerned and frustrated that communication was so challenging without cell reception.

That night, I decided to sleep outside on the back porch.  Normally, I can’t get enough of being outside, so this would have been fun.  On this occasion, I ended up hardly sleeping at all and spending a lot of time wondering if the raccoons that were running around over my head on the upstairs porch were going to come down and discover me.  Needless to say, I was very tired when morning finally came.

The next challenge, which was really the tipping point for me, occurred with stairs.  One of the women fell down the stairs (and was thankfully okay) about the time that I had my own stair catastrophe.  I was on my way downstairs with my heavy bag full of spiritual tools and realized it was silly to carry them down there as I would just have to bring them back up later.  I turned to ask one of the women who was on her way up to take it back up with her.  She took the bag from me, lost her balance, and bumped a picture on the wall.  With a call of warning to me to watch out, I turned and looked up, only to get hit right in the left eye.  All I could think of was that I was going to be blind as it felt like the heavy picture had hit directly on my physical eye.  Thankfully, after doing a series of Bodytalk Fast Aid several times, I discovered I could still see and only had a black eye.  The shock and pain of this, though, opened the floodgates for me and all the repressed emotions from the last month of shifts and changes came welling up and pouring out.

Thankfully, two of the women who were with me were people I’ve known a long time and both are gifted intuitive healers in their own right.  They were both wonderful!  They helped me figure out what was happening from a spiritual point of view and provided a lot of much-needed comfort and love. After that, a group of us were guided to do an energy clearing with one of the participants which offered a beautiful healing for us all.  That changed the course of the weekend – bringing great healing and transformation for everyone, though not in the format I had expected.

So what did I learn from all of this?  Here are a few insights that hopefully will help you through your own challenges…

  1. We don’t have to do this alone.  Many of us have spent most of our life feeling that it was our job to help and support others.  We are much more comfortable being the givers instead of the receivers.  This experience brought me the gift of seeing I don’t have to go through these changes alone.  I had felt responsible for providing all the support on the weekend and had it brought home to me again that my job isn’t to have it all together.  My job is to be real and to let God work through me.   My own struggles offered a way for the others to step into empowerment with their own gifts. They gained confidence in what they have to offer and I received the blessing of their wisdom and kindness.
  1. Being honest, even when it makes you feel vulnerable, is healing and empowering.  I’ve spent a lot of my life as someone who is highly sensitive trying to protect my vulnerability.  This experience (and some others along the way) reminded me that being vulnerable and sharing from the heart is actual one of my greatest strengths.  By being willing to be honest about what I was going through and in asking for help, I received what I needed and also allowed others to get what they needed by being able to share their own wisdom and love.  Others felt safe to share their struggles and we found a lot of common themes in what we were experiencing which brought us all comfort and support.
  1. Staying in your North Node is vital.  I have talked about Jan Spiller’s book, Astrology of the Soul with pretty much everyone I have worked with over the years.  This book offers a blueprint for your spiritual path and the traits that you are developing in this lifetime.  It provides valuable information to help you see your challenges and what you are trying to learn.  My North Node is Aries and my job is to lead and act by following my own inspirations and needs.  My astrological sun sign is Capricorn whose keynote is “to teach” so these two focuses require me to follow what I’m inspired to learn and to teach what I discover.  With this experience, I was slipping into my old patterns and focusing on what I thought others needed to learn.  The Universe quickly corrected me by bringing me back to my path of self-discovery and self-love and in doing this allowed everyone to learn what they needed to.
  1.  We are Divinely Guided. I have had so many magical experiences in my life and so much evidence has been provided about how well and truly loved I am by the Spiritual Guides who walk with me.  They are truly phenomenal!  Even in the midst of the challenges I faced, I felt protected, loved and cared for.  The weekend didn’t go as I had planned, but it did provide me exactly what I needed to move into my joy and step fully into my true self.  My Team brought me support in the form of wonderful friends, synchronistic events, and a weekend that was designed to give me time with small groups of people instead of the larger group focus I had planned.  It truly was a magical weekend in so many ways and continues to bring me blessings as I process all that occurred.
  1.  Everything thing always works out for me in ways I enjoy.  I’ve been saying this statement a lot lately and even though I didn’t “enjoy” some of what happened over the weekend, I do see that I enjoyed the results and how much better I felt after the experience.  Even my eye injury healed quickly.  I also realized that the more I stay centered in this belief – continuing to affirm that I am a magical being, living in a magical Universe, and everything always works out for me in ways I enjoy, the more that becomes my truth.

Finally, I would like to say a big thank you to the amazing women I had the gift of spending the weekend with.  I am so grateful for all of you and for your willingness to choose to go through transformation at such a deep and profound level with each other.  I love you all!

Sending much love and hugs to everyone else too!

Nancy

PS. If you need some intuitive insight and practical coaching to help you through these transformational times, I am happy to help!  You can learn more about working with me here:  How to Get Started

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grow Your Gifts – Water Healing

I am in flow with life and peace reins in me.
I am in flow with life and peace reins in me.

I’ve found that connecting with nature even through photos can be a powerful way to come back into balance.  Here is an image taken at the river on the property of the Serpent Mound in Ohio.  I love the soothing and nurturing energy of this spot!  Below are some tips to help you connect with the many earth energy centers and the river’s peaceful essence as well.  Enjoy!

How to Work with the Image to Support the Process

  • Take a moment to center yourself.  Close your eyes and breathe in and out slowly three times.  Let your exhale be longer than your inhale.
  • Open your eyes and focus on the image.  Ask your Spiritual Support Team to help you come into harmonic resonance with the image and to receive the amount of energy from the essence of the place for your highest and best good.
  • Use your imagination to put yourself in the photo.  Use all your senses to interact with what is shown.  What do you feel, see, hear, smell, taste and touch as you connect?
  • Ask for Divine guidance on how you can incorporate the gifts from this essence into your own life and situation.  Allow yourself to feel the love and support flowing to you and through you from the Earth and the Divine.
  • Repeat the affirmation (see caption) as you breathe in and out slowly.
  • Be open to any additional thoughts, sounds, smells, or images that come to you as you are working with the photo.  Consider these as messages to support you on your path.  Ask what these impressions mean to you.  What do they make you think or feel?
  • Continue to recall the image throughout the day when you wish to bring in the energy it provides.
  • Express your gratitude for the gifts given to you through the experience.

Wishing you a beautiful day!

Nancy

www.EmpoweringLightworkers.com

 

Creating the Foundations for Living in a Higher Dimensional World

rael conkles spotAnyone else feel like they are being transformed on all levels?  If so, you aren’t alone! Our planet is in the process of undergoing an evolutionary process and as we are part of this planet, we are evolving too. What this means is that we are changing our energetic, mental, emotional, spiritual and physical make up so that we can function and work with higher frequency energies.  These energies give us the opportunity to grow into our highest potential and to live in love rather than be motivated by survival fears.

This journey from the familiar survival-based world we have known into the higher dimensional world we are creating isn’t always easy.  Many of us are either clinging to the familiar or finding that we no longer fit anywhere in our world.  While the transition we are going through is necessary, there are things we can do to make the process easier.

This month, my intern (see below to learn more about Ryan) and I are offering some new types of sessions to support you through the process.  Sessions are offered on the conference call line (and can be recorded) and are typically about 45 minutes long.  Details are below:

NEW SESSIONS FOR SUMMER 2015

Moving from Karmic Relationships to Energy Partnerships: Most of the relationships we have had through our lives have existed as a result of karmic story lines.  The people in our world have provided opportunities to work through our fears, wounds, and insecurities.  Now, we have the option to end the karmic cycle, stop acting out of old relationship patterns, and to move into new relationships (with the same people and/or new people) who are drawn to us because they match our energy, not because of wounding.  This session will help you clear the karmic story lines, clean up any energetic cords or residual effects from your energy system, and allow these relationships to evolve to a new place of wholeness.

Setting up Your Upgraded Energy System– For this session, we will take a look at your energy system and determine what needs to be rewoven or created in your energy set up for the most optimal functioning in the new energy frequencies.  This will help you stay grounded and anchored with Mother Earth, keep you connected to the Divine and your Spiritual Support Team, and help you stay comfortable even if those around you are on a different energetic channel right now.

Personal Energy Grids:  Using crystals and other energetic tools, a personal energy grid will be created and activated for you.  A crystal will be programmed for you to work with, so when you activate the crystal you will have access to all the benefits the full grid offers.  This tool offers a way to amplify your intentions to reach your goals, to connect more easily to your Spirit Guides and Angels with clearer and fuller communications, to connect with your higher self and the wisdom available from this source, and to stay anchored in your optimal energetic frequency and set up.  You will receive a photo of the original grid, a fully activated and programmed crystal, and a 30 minute session to help you learn how to use your grid most effectively.

Schedule a Session 

Crossroads Coaching Soul Friends Community Members receive a discounted rate.  To become a member and take advantage of the special rates, visit MEMBERSHIP.

Karmic to Energy Partnership Session :  $60 (Members) or $75 (Non-Members)

Upgraded Energy Systems Session:  $60 (Members) or $75 (Non-Members)

Personal Energy Grid Session:  $65/Members or $80/Non-Members

Please note:  By purchasing a product, service or membership or participating in a promotional event with Nancy Nicholas you are agreeing to the terms of the INFORMED CONSENT

Meet Ryan

Ryan Close Up

I am so grateful to have Ryan O’Toole interning with me!  He is an amazing intuitive healer who works closely with natural forces of Mother Earth to shift long-held energetic patterns into new structures that work with the higher dimensional energies now available to us. Along with his sharing of his own natural gifts, Ryan has also gained experience through his recent training with Dr. Jaap Van Etten on working with Dragons, Subtle Beings and finding energy vortex centers and through his wilderness survival training with Tom Brown,Jr. (Best-Selling Author and Owner of The Tracker School).

Community Member Feedback For Sessions with Ryan and Nancy

“That session was amazing.  I’m so appreciating you and Ryan!” A.W.

“Thanks again so much!  Words can’t really express my gratitude!”  C.C.

“Just wanted to tell you what an amazing session we had last night. SO VERY powerful, perfect in every way.”  D.B.

We are looking forward to connecting with you soon!

Nancy and Ryan

www.EmpoweringLightworkers.com

Freedom to Live a Magical Life

“I declare my independence by being free of the past.  I am totally present in the glorious now.”  Louise Hay

lizardI am rereading Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery right now.  How I adore Anne!  No matter what circumstances come her way, she always finds a way to use her imagination to make them better.  It has got me thinking.

If the concepts of quantum physics are true (or actually more importantly if I chose to believe they are true – which I do!) then we are choosing what type of movie we want to be in.  For most of us, we have been in a drama and for many, a tragedy.   Now, though, we have a chance to start a whole new story for ourselves.

A couple of months ago, I had a momentous ah ha moment.  I was working with a group and we were using the Archetype cards by Caroline Myss.  We were asking what archetype could help us move into living a life we would love and the card that fell out for me was Child- Magical.  Here is what the card suggests for this archetype:

  • “Sees potential for sacred beauty in all things”
  • “Embodies wisdom and courage in the face of difficult circumstances”
  • “Is gifted with imagination and the belief that everything is possible”

I love this card!  Having spent much of my life with my child energy either wounded or orphaned, the idea of now having a magical child thrilled me!  What would life be like if that was my experience?

That question, along with my new-found interest in quantum physics, set me off on a path of adventure to see if I could truly live a magical life.  I changed my affirmations and started saying that my magical child was now in charge of writing the script of my life and that she only writes scripts I enjoy.  I also started saying something I heard from Esther Hicks, “Everything always works out for me ( and I added – in ways that I enjoy)!”  Through this shift in my perception, I found myself no longer looking at the people around me as victimizing me or somehow controlling me, but began to see them as characters in the play of my life.  What were those characters written into the story for?  What gift were they bringing me and what beliefs were they reflecting that perhaps I was ready to change?  Slowly and systematically, I began really looking at everything and seeing if perhaps there was a way to start creating a new more magical world for myself.

You know what has been happening?  Absolutely magical experiences!  Suddenly a whole new world has opened up to explore and enjoy with my spiritual work and I’m very excited to see where the journey takes me next.

This month, I invite you to look at the script you have been experiencing in your life and perhaps consider asking yourself if it is time to hire a new writer who has a really great imagination.  After all, if we are co-creating our experiences, why not start creating ones we love!

Here’s a final quote from Anne of Green Gables

“…Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive–it’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there?”

― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Much love to you all!

Nancy

Clear Limiting Beliefs About Relationships

Love blossoms within me, spreading around me, shared with everyone I meet.

Have you found your relationships shifting lately?  As a species, we are all evolving and going through big transformations.  Since we are all doing this at some level or other, our connections with others are changing as well.  This can feel very uncomfortable, sad, or scary.  The good news is that while our outer relationships are shifting, we are also being given an opportunity to deepen our relationship with ourselves.

A question came up in a class I am taking that really impacted me.  The question was “What are you proud of about yourself or your accomplishments?”  Try really being open to your feelings on that question. Are you proud of yourself?  What are you really proud of about yourself? What do you have to celebrate about who you are and what you have done?  Notice if you feel any discomfort around the idea of being proud of yourself.

In our society, we are often trained not to be proud.  It usually isn’t considered a compliment if someone is described as being proud. And yet, shouldn’t we be proud of who we are? Isn’t that an indication that we are choosing to be someone we love and admire?  To me, this isn’t about arrogance.  It is about giving ourselves the approval that we may not have gotten in our outer world.  It is about being truthful with ourselves, forgiving ourselves for our mistakes, and really seeing the bigger picture about who we are and why we are here.  It is about being your own best friend.  I find when I feel safe with me, I feel safe with the rest of the world.  Perhaps this is a good time to let ourselves love all of who we are – and to encourage and acknowledge our accomplishments along the way.

This week, the Intuitive Life Coaching Class focuses on the topic of Loving Relationships.  The purpose of these classes is to teach a process using Quantum Physics and Emotional Freedom Technique (along with some intuitive insight) to help us free ourselves from limiting beliefs that no longer serve us.  As we clear these beliefs, we can escape feelings of unworthiness which often lead to insecurity and misunderstandings with those we love.  Details are below if you’d like to participate:

When:  Thursday 5/21 at 7PM EST on the conference call line (Call will be recorded if you aren’t able to participate live).

What to Expect:  We will work through the process of identifying a limiting belief around relationships (with yourself or another) and do tapping and some other techniques to clear the belief and replace it with a more empowered one.  Mini readings will be offered for each of the participants anonymously (you will be told the number you are before the call) and an intention will be set that all messages will hold gifts for all participating.  There is a worksheet to use for the call (and you can use it again for work independently on this topic or another focus).

How to Register and Love Exchange Rate:  $30/person ($25 for Crossroads Coaching Community Members).  I have TWO spots left.  If you are interested in participating, you can learn more and sign up here:  Classes

Whether you participate in the class or not, I hope that you take a few minutes to listen closely to yourself this week.  Feel out how you respond to the idea of giving yourself the approval and love that you deserve.  As we become safe with ourselves, we are better able to be open and loving with others.  And isn’t that the goal after all?

Sending much love to all!

Nancy

www.EmpoweringLightworkers.com

Baby Steps

Butterfly and FlowerDo you find yourself slipping into feelings of confusion or lack of confidence lately?  If so, you are not alone.  As we go through the process of adjusting from being quite competent (for the most part) at functioning as caterpillars, to being back at the newbie stage as recently evolved butterflies, it can feel a little disorienting.  One of my soul friends and colleagues – Ed Snyder (Salus North) – shared this quote with me from Louise Hay and I thought I’d share it with all of you…

“When a little child is learning to walk or talk, we encourage him and praise him for every tiny improvement he makes. The child beams and eagerly tries to do better. Is this the way you encourage yourself when you are learning something new? Or do you make it harder to learn because you tell yourself that you are stupid or clumsy or a ‘failure’?”

I have been repeatedly getting the intuitive message to come at life from the point of view of the enlightened child.  By seeing the world with fresh, innocent eyes that see the world as a safe and magical place, we are able to go through this new learning phase with delight instead of fear and struggle.  What we belief is what we create, which means the world then becomes safe and magical for us.  So how do we start believing this?

I asked for some guidance on the best way to navigate this experience and opened to a message from my new book, Mother Earth Musings: Nature-Inspired Guidance for Your Day Here is what was shared…

Morning Message Twenty- Six

Envision

I see a red squirrel and a groundhog in a yard.  The red squirrel is on the fence and the groundhog is digging a hole.  Each is doing their own thing with no concern for each other.

Reflect

Red makes me think of the first chakra and the foundations we rest on.  Squirrels are also gatherers.  They are always setting things aside to provide for their future.  The ground-hog is creating a burrow.  This makes me think of having a safe haven or place to rest in.

Intend

Today, I will rediscover my inner home.  I will fill it with the love and the nourishment I need to have with me always.  I will rest within and be at peace.

I pray it is so and so it is…

How perfect that a message about the first chakra was offered! I do feel we are on the ground floor, building the new launching pad for our life with wings.  As we build it, this message reminds me to remember that our inner home is eternal and unchanging.  Resting in that truth allows us to be more comfortable while our foundations get put in.

Another message from the vision is to keep focused on what is in front of us to do and to not worry what others around us are choosing.   What we create for ourselves needs to be in alignment for who we are.  It wouldn’t be appropriate for the ground-hog to be burying acorns or building a nest in a tree.  This is a reminder not to worry if you seem to be doing things differently than others who share your environment.  Just keep listening to your own heart, praising yourself for each tentative step you take, and trusting that soon you will be flying!

Sending you much love!

Nancy

PS.  Be sure to check out the Events page for links for upcoming events!  There are several fun things coming up in the next few weeks – Loving Relationships Class, Plant workshop at the Blessed Foundation, Girls Night Out in Tallmadge, and the Full Moon Labyrinth walk and empowerment circle at the Blessed Foundation. You can find the links here to learn more:  EVENTS 

When Anxiety Stops By

Gulf of Mexico and pelicanI have found that one of the biggest challenges for those who are highly sensitive is anxiety.  Last night, it stopped by for a visit (something it hasn’t done in a while) and I found myself thankful for all the many tools I’ve learned over the years.  While I was using them and waiting for the anxious feeling to pass last night, I promised myself I’d write a post with some of those tools for all of you. The energy shifting and massive transformation we are going through is fertile ground for anxiety.  I find when I don’t know what is coming or exactly where I’m going, my mind starts to feel like everything is out of control and starts freaking out!  As the mind is the place we often go when we need to fix something that is disturbing our peace, having it in a state of panic makes it tough to settle again.

Below is the routine I go through when I start to feel anxious.  It always works for me, so keep at it and keep reminding yourself that though anxious feelings can feel deadly, it is actually just the fight or flight hormones working their way through the body.  Once they clear out, you will feel better.

Step One:  Sedate the Triple Warmer Meridian

The Triple Warmer Meridian is the energy pathway connected to our body’s response to danger.  When you are feeling anxious, odds are your triple warmer has excess energies that can be released.  Donna Eden’s methods for calming this system are my favorite.  Here are a few links where you can watch how to do it:

Sedate Triple Warmer Points

Donna Eden Demonstrating Several Techniques

Step Two:  Strengthen the Spleen Meridian

In one of her videos, Donna Eden mentioned that she sedates the triple warmer meridian and strengthens the spleen almost everyday.  Last night, I realized I hadn’t been doing that for several weeks.  Clearly, something to get back into my routine!  She describes this meridian as our inner mother who nurtures and takes care of us.  Strengthening this meridian can help you feel relaxed and peaceful quickly.  Here is a link for a video on that: Strengthen Spleen Points

Step Three:  BodyTalk Routine

I took a class a few years ago and learned a basic routine for the BodyTalk System which involves tapping on meridian points and breathing.  While I can’t share the full routine, you can use the basic technique called Cortices which is a big part of the routine I use. It is available here:  BodyTalk

Step Four:  30 Exhales

The fight or flight hormones can be cleared through exercise or breathing.  I have noticed though that if I start focusing on breathing first, I get more anxious.  That is why I start this at Step Four after I am feeling calmer.  I also find that working with the fingers (which are points to balance your meridians all on their own) really helps along with counting my exhales (which I try to make longer than my inhale).  I start with my little finger and hold it for three – five deep breaths, then work through all my other fingers.  I have an affirmation I use for each finger that I say as I breathe.  I wrote an article on this technique here which you can view: Create Your Own Yoga Mudras

What Next

If I haven’t fallen asleep at that point or the anxiety hasn’t passed fully, then here are some additional tools to try…

Donna Eden Daily 5 Routine – I sometimes start with this one, depending on what is going on.  You can learn it here:  Daily Energy Routine

Yoga Mudras:  Flip to a yoga mudra series and do them.  This book has great routines:  Power Mudras for Women by Sabrina Mesko

Laughter:  Imagine my inner child laughing for at least 2 minutes or imagine myself laughing.  Even better is when I can actually get myself to laugh out loud.

Nature:  Go outside and sit by a tree.  If it wasn’t the middle of the night yesterday, I would have done this first.  This often instantly stops anxiety!

Exercise:  Walk or clean something that requires a lot of physical movement.  Walking daily outside is a great way to keep anxiety at bay permanently.

Bath:  Take an Epsom Salt Bath for at least 20 minutes.  Here is a great article on that: Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths

What to Do Once the Anxiety Has Passed

When you are feeling calm again, it might be a good idea to explore what triggered the experience.  Were you worried about something?  For me, I’d had my health worries triggered by a couple of different experiences (only one of which actually had anything to do with my own body).  Often something bothers me, but it is only a little flutter and I tend to ignore it.  If a few more of the same type of concern comes by and I continue to ignore the feelings though, I usually end up feeling anxious and often am not sure why!  That is why going back and getting clear on what triggered the experience can really help avoid it coming back again.  I have been using the protocol I am teaching with the Intuitive Life Coaching Classes that use the quantum physics concepts and EFT combination to clear limiting beliefs.  This blog post explains the process if you would like to try it with your situation or I am happy to help you figure out what is going on with an empowerment reading too.  You can read the article here:  Ascension Symptoms: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Experience

Affirmations

Another tool I pulled out last night was Meditations to Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. I read the essay I flipped to a few times and also tapped on the meridian points for each of the sentences while reading it out loud.  It really helped!

I randomly flipped to a page to include one for all of you and it opened to the same essay I worked with last night!  Here it is…

Highest Good

“The Power that created me is the same Power that I co-create with, and this Power only wants me to express and experience my highest good.  I do my best to make my real self vitally important and give it control of everything.  By doing this, I am truly loving myself.  It opens me to greater possibilities, to freedom, to joy, and unpredictably wonderful daily miracles.  My highest good includes the highest good for others, too.  This is truly a loving act.

I always work for my highest good.  Loving myself and others allows me to be all that I can be.”

Sending much love to you all!  My Spirit Guides are assuring me the energies are going to lighten up soon.  Hang in there!

Nancy

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