Category Archives: Live Your Life Purpose

Migration – Moving Into Our New Story

?????As I’ve mentioned, I absolutely love spring! There is something so uplifting in the birds singing, green things pushing up through the earth, and the realization that warmer days are ahead.  Despite the snow, I can feel a change in the air.  Spring really is going to come to Ohio after all!

In honor of my “spring-fever,” I used the Feathered Omens cards by Ted Andrews for my membership community‘s weekly reading.  The first card that fell out for the beginning of the week is “Migration” with a message of “Time to make a move.”  

When I asked for guidance around this card, what came through was about how it is time for us to step out of the old stories and beliefs about what we are capable of and who we can be.  We no longer have to dim our light and be less than we truly are.  It is time to really shine!

And the most wonderful news is last week brought me three resources that are showing me how to make the shift to this new life track in ways that really work!  One of the most powerful tools is a book by Greg Kuhn called Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Fail.   Don’t let the title dissuade you – it is written in laymen’s terms and is actually a pretty quick read (I read it in about three hours).  In the book, Kuhn shares three steps and six tools to help you start rewiring your brain with new beliefs that are in alignment with what you really want in your life.  After all, according to Quantum Physics, our feelings and beliefs are what determines what our physical experience looks like.

The other book I read that I found really fascinating and helpful is The Atlantis Legacy by Jennifer Hoffman.  This book was really helpful in understanding the last ascension cycle and how many of us carry guilt, shame or fear around the roles we played during that time.  I found myself reading along finding it interesting, and then she would describe something and I’d burst into tears!  Clearly, there are some buried connections that needed to be brought to light.  I worked through the exercises she offers as part of the learning this last week and it was really amazing how different I felt after!

The other tool that was so helpful was the Tapping Solution World Summit. I’ve been sort of avoiding the whole tapping craze (probably a result of my Atlantis issues about following something everyone is excited about!), but a couple of the people I really admire were speakers this year for the Summit.  I ended up listening to a call with Cheryl Richardson about saying no first.  When she walked us through a tapping exercise, I could really feel the shifts that were happening in my system.  I also found I felt so much more comfortable being able to do what felt best for me, even if it meant saying no.  I ended up listening to several other presentations after that – including Donna Eden who I am a huge fan of.  Again, I was so excited by what I could feel changing in me!  I also started using the tapping technique in combination with what I had learned in the other two books and the results were astounding!

Just so you can see what I’m talking about, I’ll share some of what I was personally working on last week.  One of the beliefs that came up for me had to do with being seen.  I have this great desire to help others connect to the truth of who they are and why they are here – because doing so allows me to be who I am and do what I’m here to do – but I also had a subconscious belief that it isn’t safe to be too visible or to have too many people valuing what I have to offer.  As I worked with this belief (and several others that came up in connection with it), things started to change in my outer world immediately.  First, I put out an invitation to my community members to come on a women’s retreat to Hocking Hills.  It filled within three days.  Next, I got an invitation to do readings at Conversations & Co Girl’s Night Out event.  I had a whole night of working with really amazing people who were a total pleasure to connect with.  I also got asked to do ongoing weekly readings with one of my favorite clients which led to an idea of how to start sharing this process I’ve been using in a new coaching program.  I had someone who I adore join my coaching community, and also had sessions with two new people who I really loved working with.  There were several other experiences and events that showed something huge had changed, but I’m not going to keep listing them all here.  I just wanted to share this though because I am convinced following through with these techniques can be really life-changing in a beautiful way.  I am all about empowerment and for me, this protocol is a great way to experience just how powerful we can be.

Last night, I had my monthly community empowerment call and I shared about what I’ve been learning.  I also walked them through the steps I followed using money as an example, including a tapping exercise around money.   Normally, these calls are part of the membership gifts, but I felt that it was important to share this one with everyone who is interested this month.  You can listen here if you feel called to do so:  March Community Empowerment Call

We still have three more weeks of this powerful astrological period we are in.  I hope you take advantage of the opportunity to really free yourself from limiting beliefs of who you are, so you can step into spring ready to plant a life you love!

Sending much love to  you all!


Branching Out (An introvert’s call to come out from under the bed!)

TreesHave you ever felt like the Universe was pushing you to branch out?  Well, I am feeling it right now.

Along with the family changes with my son moving out-of-state, my parents buying a condo in Florida and my husband and I adopting a new puppy, there has also been a push to move in new directions with my work.

In September, I led my very first spiritual retreat to Sedona, AZ  with twelve other sensitive souls.  This was quite a feat for someone who used to find a half hour in Wal-Mart to be entirely too much stimulation.  In November, I started working more actively with Subtle Energy Beings, Nature Angels, and Crystals which led to my work with attuning crystals as a means to connect with the Spiritual helpers around us.

And now, in two days, I will be sitting at my very own booth doing readings at the Great Conjunction Expo in Hudson, Ohio where my name alone will be on the booth sign.    

Poster for Great Conjunction Expo

The actual sign for my table this weekend!


My introvert self is climbing under the bed right now.

I’ll let her hang out there for a little bit, but then I’ll coax her back out.

Why you ask (knowing of course that I am the one doing the asking – note the emphasis on WHY!)?

Because I know deep in my heart that every time I push myself to move into new circumstances and connect with new people, I am always glad I did.  Looking back, I see that is how so many wonderful people are now in my life.  If I’d stayed under the bed, I never would have met them. Nor, frankly, would I be doing this work that I love so much (because stepping out as someone with intuitive abilities was another thing that sent me under the bed for a good long while!).

I’m sharing this because I feel we are all getting the nudge to move into new waters in some form or another.  I have several clients who find themselves looking for a new job or having a long-term relationship end. Many of my colleagues are exploring new avenues in their work too.  Some friends and loved ones are even relocating to new cities, states or even countries.

All of this tells me that I am probably not alone in feeling like climbing under the bed sometimes.  After all, change can be a challenge for even the most hardy of us.  For those of us who are sensitive, even the slightest ripples have an effect.

So how do we navigate the shifting going on in our lives?  For me, it has become a matter of doing my very best to surrender – to trust that my Spirit and Divine helpers will keep me on the path of my highest good, even if my intellect has no idea what that path is.

I am also finding being kind to myself helps.  As much as I would like to just stroll through life shifts without batting an eye, that just doesn’t seem to be how I’m wired.  Accepting that, and being kind to myself through the process, seems to make things a little easier.

Reaching out helps too.  Thank you to Polly and Debbie who so kindly offered to help out this weekend at my booth.  Just knowing they will be there to support me has made a huge difference!  Thank you also to those in my community who have promised to come see me, those who have helped me figure out all the details for having a booth, and those who have sent me encouraging messages!  I am very grateful for you all.  I am also grateful to my Spiritual Support Team (my Angels and Spirit Guides) who keep assuring me they have this all under control.  I am so glad that someone does.  They also promise that I will be meeting many new and wonderful friends while I’m there.  I hope you are one of them!

So, in closing, I’m glad you are joining me on this journey of branching out.  So nice to know there will be other “branches” to bump into out there!

Sending much love to you all!


PS.  If you’d like to come visit me this weekend and check out the other offerings at the Expo (it looks like there are going to be some amazing offerings!), you can find the full details and $1 off admission here:  Great Conjunction Expo

Here are a few photos of my lovely crystal/rock friends who will be coming with me (and going home with some lucky others)! 

Ocean Rocks

Ocean Rocks

Crystals used for Angel and Spirit Guide readings

Crystals used for Angel and Spirit Guide readings



Pre-attuned Archangel and Earth Energy Center Crystals

Pre-attuned Archangel and Earth Energy Center Crystals

December Events and News 2014

starHappy December!

I hope you are all enjoying the end of this quite eventful year.  We have gone through a lot of changes and we are still getting opportunities to squeeze out any last lingering places where we are holding on to old patterns. Not always the most fun, but isn’t it exciting when you realize that you aren’t falling into the old stories anymore?

Upcoming Events and Special Offers

  • Register by 12/19/2014:  Winter Solstice/New Moon Empowerment Circle Recorded Reading: The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year here in North America (I ought to know as it is often on my birthday – though not this year!).  The turning of the seasons is a chance to really embrace with gratitude the gifts of the prior year and celebrate the gradual turn back to days of longer sun and new beginnings.  This year, the winter solstice also falls on the New Moon – making this a great opportunity to really release the old and anchor your path into a new intention.  For this recorded reading, we will be looking at the overall theme of anchoring in the new for 2015, providing personal messages for those who register with the intention that all messages will have gifts for everyone listening.  Every time I do these recordings, a clear theme develops and it is fascinating to see Divine synchronicity at work!  These recordings are 30-60 minutes long depending on the number of participants.  The readings are done anonymously (I’ll send you a private email with the MP3 download link and information about the number of your personal reading).   Love exchange:  $22; You can register here: Empowerment Circle Reading
  • Special Offer for December:  Empowerment Crystal Readings – 20% off:  These readings provided an opportunity to interact with the Spirit Guide or Angel connected with your empowerment crystal (purchased separately at a discounted price of $18).  These can also be purchased as gift certificates.  Learn more and purchase here:  Empowerment Crystals

December Tips

As I was sharing with my community members today, the infuenza bug has found my house!  My husband is recuperating, but I thought it might be a good idea to share a few resources to keep us all healthy!

  • 5 Minute Energy Routine – Donna Eden:  A great way to keep your energy flowing and your immune system strong!
  • Bodytalk Systems Cortices Excercise:  I took a class on Bodytalk a couple of years ago and still use the routine I learned every day.  Last night, when I woke up feeling a little funky, I did it two times in a row.  It really seems to help!  You can learn one of the basic exercises here and it can be used over and over until you feel better:  Cortices
  • Oil of Oregano:  My Bodytalk Practitioner (Kris Cirocco if you are in Northeast Ohio!) recommended using a drop of Oil of Oregano on my toothbrush to fight off viruses and other germs.  I do this every day – but just be sure to put the toothpaste over the oil drop as Oregano oil is pretty spicy!

Community Membership

My Crossroads Coaching Community empowerment call for December is on 12/14/2014 where I’ll be sharing about a new technique working with the “Heart Song” which is what I’ve been guided to call the song of the Universe.   Connecting to this “song” and then connecting to those we are in relationships with is a great way to get the joy energy flowing and move into a more peaceful frequency!  I also do oracle readings in the last half of the call.  Membership is only $5/month and includes all the benefits below.  If you are interested in joining, you can do so at this link:  Membership

Soul Friends Community Graphic December 2014

Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday Season!
Much love,


Special Offer and New Product – Empowerment Crystals!

Rose Quartz in Bag 002Can you believe we are almost at the end of 2014?  What a year this has been!  I know I am not the same person who started out the year in January.  So many changes have occurred internally and externally.  The process hasn’t always been easy, but as always, change brings many gifts too.

This fall, I’ve found myself spending a lot of time getting to know my own Team of Angels and Spirit Guides.  With the changes that have occurred, we are rediscovering Guides that have been more in the background until now. These spiritual relationships will grow increasingly important as we move into 2015.  That is why I am offering a new service/product to help provide a bridge to amplify and strengthen these connections.

Empowerment Crystals are exactly what the name describes. They are crystals that empower our connection to our Spiritual Team of Angels and Spirit Guides or to the Earth Energy Centers that are so important in our spiritual growth.  These crystals are programmed to have a sole purpose – to be a bridge connecting you to these powerful resources. As we connect more deeply with the Divine helpers and power centers Mother Earth offers, we gain greater understanding of who we are and why we are here.Empowerment Crystals on an Powerform Activator Disc

For the last month, I’ve been learning about working with crystals from the perspective of subtle energy skills and also creating my own Crystal Team to help me strengthen and clarify my connection with the Divine beings and Earth Centers I rely on.  The process has been fascinating and I am very excited to share the results of it with all of you!

Empowerment Crystals include a 10 minute MP3 recorded meditation introducing you to the Angel, Spirit Guide or Earth Energy Center that the crystal will be programmed to connect you with.  I also am offering phone empowerment crystal readings which will provide more in-depth interaction with these Divine helpers, as well as guidance for your current goals or life path, energy balancing, and practical coaching suggestions.

Happy Holidays Special Offer – 20% off on Empowerment Crystal Readings or Gift Certificates purchased by December 31, 2014

Details and links to purchase are available at this link:

Empowerment Crystals

Happy Holidays!



Sacred Play Spiritual Retreat 11/16!

October was too hectic with the Sedona retreat, so we moved this event to November with a new presenter and some other new features and price. I hope you can make it! Check out the details below.  

Caitlyn ButterflyJoin me on Sunday November 16th 1-5 PM at Conversations & Co in Tallmadge, Ohio for a Sacred Play Spiritual Retreat!

After repeated spiritual messages to “lighten up” I am now ready to embrace my inner fool and start having some fun! As always, when I put an intention out there, the Divine sends me wonderful soul friends to play with!  Join my dear friend, Kathleen Calby (Re-Sounding Joy) and my very funny educational artist husband, Jeff Nicholas (Jeff Nicholas Art) as we come together to explore joy, laughter and play as a spiritual practice!

At this celebration you will travel in small groups to…

  • Connect with your Joy Spirit Guides and learn techniques to empower better health and a happier life through your intuition
  • Have fun playing singing bowls, then enjoy a “musical massage” (fully clothed)
  • Learn how to use the “Art of Reframing” to turn life’s aggravations into an opportunity to laugh through humorous stories and creating your own comic panel
  • Receive a special crystal and get a chance to win one of the following – Energy Medicine Kit, Crystal Ally Oracle Card Deck, lapis lazuli crystal or Dolphin Essence Vibrational Spray to empower your joy journey
  • Enjoy delicious snacks and browse/shop in the Conversations & Co Boutique

Love Exchange and Registration…

$75 or $65 when you register with a friend – Includes Retreat Experience, an individually attuned crystal, an opportunity to win a Spiritual Play Gift, and 15% off in the Conversations & Co Store.  Pre-Registration required by Saturday 11/8/2014.

Register via PayPal (you will have the option to use a credit card or check) here:

$75  Spiritual Play Retreat – Individual

$65 Spiritual Play Retreat Register with a Friend

To Learn More…

Nancy-Nicholas-1-WebNancy NicholasNancy is an intuitive life coach who uses her gifts to empower others to nurture themselves, grow their gifts, and create a life they love!

Kathleen CalbyKathleen CalbyKathleen brings 15 years of concentration with musical tones, her ensemble of gem crystal bowls and Himalayan singing bowls to this healing discovery of sound with you. 

Jeff NicholasJeff NicholasJeff is a retired teacher and educational artist who shares his original stories and art with audiences of all ages. He has performed in hundreds of schools and libraries over the last 22 years.

To learn more about Conversations & Co – Books – Gifts – and Accessories! visit their website:  Conversations & Co

Conversations & Co, 22 Northwest Ave, Tallmadge, OH  44278

Conversations & Co, 22 Northwest Ave, Tallmadge, OH 44278

Let me know if you have any questions!

Much love to all!

Soul Journey with Intuitive Astrologer Emma Stow – 9/6

I am privileged to invite you to a very special event being held on 9/6/2014 at the Blessed Foundation in Medina, Ohio.  I am so impressed with Emma and the beautiful gifts she has to share and am grateful she has decided to connect with me and the work at the Blessed Foundation!  See below for details on this event… 

Soul Journey with Intuitive Astrologer Emma Stow

Listen to the messages of your soul in the beautiful grounds of the Blessed Foundation.

This Soul Journey is a healing and empowering experience, a chance to ‘check in’ with your soul to connect you to your highest wisdom and guidance and to enjoy a clear reflection of your life.

This event will consist of:

  • a talk about the energetic shifts and astrological alignments of the fall of 2014
  • a guided meditation to experience directly your relationship to the Earth and the Sun
  • a guided soul journey –listening to the messages of your soul
  • a closing circle with an opportunity to share your experiences and ask questions

What this event offers:

– Connect deeply to the ever-present forces of love and support in your life.

– Experience the truly joyful and sacred nature of your relationship to the Sun and the Earth and to your own soul in a safe and sacred space.

– Experience for your self why this time is such a turning point and gain clarity about the next steps in your daily life.

– Relax in the beautiful grounds of the Blessed Foundation

Emma StowEmma Stow is the author of the book Revolution of Being. An intuitive astrologer, energy healer and speaker, she is featured regularly on the radio and at events in the UK and abroad. Emma spent many years researching sacred land in the UK. She has run walks and retreats since 2009 and is known for her heart-centered approach to astrology and applied spirituality.


Love Exchange for this event:  $44

Pre-registration is required as space is limited.  Use the PayPal link below to reserve your spot.  Registration ends 9/3/2014 (unless the event fills before then).  

Register for 9/6 Soul Journey Event at the Blessed Foundation

Questions?  Email Nancy Nicholas –

To learn more about the Blessed Foundation…

Blessed Foundation Website

I hope to connect with you all then!




Transforming Fear


I saw a whole nest of snakes this spring. Snakes are a symbol of deep transformation, so call in some snake medicine to help you shed the old and step into the new!

I know many of you are going through major life transitions right now (me too!), and while we all get that these changes are ultimately for our good, the process can be challenging while you are in it!  Below is a technique I used after my good friend suggested I actually physically write down what I was afraid of.  It actually really did help me connect with my emotions (instead of repressing them) and change my focus to what I would rather experience going forward.  Below are the directions in case you’d like to try it too!

Technique for Transforming Fear

1.  Make a list of everything you are feeling afraid of right now.  Do this with paper and pencil rather than a computer if you can and use a fresh sheet of paper.  Be sure to really dig deep on this.  I find I don’t want to write any “I am” statements with fear coming after, so I just started my list with “Things I’m worried about…” and then started each sentence with “that.”

2.  As emotions come up, take a few moments to sit with your feelings. Cry, yell, or do whatever is needed so the feelings are completely heard. Be kind to yourself.  Fear is no fun!  I find holding my hands on my forehead is also helpful (Donna Eden – Triple Warmer technique), as this will keep blood coming to the frontal lobe of the brain and help ease the fear energy.

3.  When your list is complete, select the first item on the list.  What would a positive affirmation be for this worry?  Focus on what you would love to see happen, and on a new sheet of paper, write the positive affirmation. Remember these can be specific or broad affirmations.  Just be sure that when you read it, you feel good! Continue this process for the rest of the items on your list.

4.  Take the paper with the original list of fears and find some matches. If you can do this outside, that would be great!  Take a few minutes to connect with the Earth and say a little prayer.  Safely burn the list and as you do repeat, “Thank you Angels for transforming my fears into love!”  

5. Type up your list of positive affirmations and print it out.  Read it every morning (or more often if you need to) to keep your focus on what you want to create.   Be sure to ask yourself after each affirmation, how does this statement make me feel?  If you aren’t feeling anything, then you need to find a different affirmation. Find one that brings you relief and opens your heart.

Need help with the affirmations?  I’m a huge fan of Louise Hay and also Florence Scovel Shinn.

Below are a few of the positive affirmations that I came up with (many are adapted from Florence Scovel Shinn).  Feel free to use them or adapt them to fit your circumstances!

Nancy’s Affirmations

“The Divine plan for my life now comes to pass and I love every part of it!”

“My emotions are my friends!”

“My loved ones are Divinely guided in all they think, say and do and they are always protected by Angels.”

“I deserve only love, joy and abundance and I graciously allow myself to receive it!”

“The Light of Christ streams through every cell in my body and I give thanks for my radiant health and the radiant health of those I love.” 

“I am grounded and peaceful, trusting that all change is good change, and my future is one of joy!”

And if all else fails, ask yourself…

“What would Donna Eden do?”

She’s my happiness guru and just thinking of her changes my energy in the right direction!  You can find lots of Energy Medicine tips and enjoy Donna’s joyous energy on You Tube.  Using Energy Medicine is a great way to start shifting from fear to love.  Here is a link to “Heaven Rushing In” with Donna in Chicago:  Heaven Rushing In

Sending lots of love to all!


The Child Leads – Lessons on Creating from Love

Jacob and I hanging out at Stan Hywet Hall when he was six.

Jacob and I hanging out at Stan Hywet Hall when he was six.

As I have mentioned in other posts, I’ve become fascinated with the process of learning how to manifest from love not fear.  I’ve written a lot about this and been working with the concept with my groups and private clients.  As is always the case, the Universe responded to my request to learn with an opportunity to practice.  In this case, it came in the form of a potential change in my family life – one that is pushing all of my emotional buttons.

I went through a divorce when my son Jacob was three.  Since then, his dad and I have both remarried and Jacob has lived half time with each of us.  We’ve always lived five minutes apart which has allowed both families to be very much a part of Jacob’s life.  Just recently, the news has been shared that Jacob is most likely moving to Colorado this summer with his father’s family to finish his last two years of high school and attend college there.

Jacob and I have always had a close relationship and frankly this news was very upsetting.  The idea of him living 20 hours away from me and not being a physical part of my daily life is hard to imagine.   This led to a very early morning meditation time and the following realization, not only is this situation giving me a chance to practice what I have wanted to learn, but it is also providing a perfect example of how to manifest from love.

How Jacob Manifested His Dream

Let Love Lead…

When Jacob was 12, he went to Colorado on a ski trip with a friend.  He absolutely loved Colorado, not just because it was a good place to ski, but because of how he felt being out there.  He has always loved nature and for some reason, the mountains of Colorado really resonated with him.  After that first trip, Jacob surrounded himself with images of Colorado and talked about how much he loved it all the time.  Frankly, he became obsessed with it!  The love for Colorado has continued for the last four years.

Seek Wisdom…

Jacob started talking about wanting to go to college in Colorado not long after that first trip.  He did a lot of research on Colorado colleges and living out there.  He looked into options for getting residency and started exploring the places he would like to live online.  He talked to people he met who were living in Colorado to see how they had ended up there.  He daydreamed about living there and let himself believe it could happen.

Take Inspired Action…

Jacob took every opportunity to return to Colorado.  His dad and step mom liked to ski and soon they were taking Jacob there for trips.  Eventually, he got his dad and family to go out there for a ski trip. They fell in love with the place too which led to more trips.  Jacob even went as far as to change the location where he lived on his Facebook page to Colorado with a photo of himself skiing.  He changed his email to have Colorado in the title.  He talked about Colorado and how much he loved it all the time. He put photos on his walls, made it the screen saver on his computer, and continued to save money and take every opportunity he could to go visit.

Manifestation Occurs…

Looking at what Jacob did the last four years, I can see that he applied all the concepts shared in The Game of Life and How to Play it by Florence Scovel Shinn, even though he has never read the book. He focused unwaveringly on what he loved and wanted.  He took actions as if it already existed.  He was willing to take the leap of faith and have the courage to act when the opportunity presented itself. And now, four years later, it looks like this intention is becoming a reality.  How powerful to be able to keep focused and create like this from the age of 12 (and yes this is the proud mom in me speaking)!

 And What About Me…

While I admire Jacob’s manifestation abilities, I have to admit that I would rather he had chosen something else to create.  My heart still hurts at the thought of him moving away and I am going to have to work through the sadness and fear this change brings.  I also realize though that now it is my turn to follow my wise son’s example.

I have been talking to all of you through my writing and my work about how we are being asked to evolve and start letting love motivate our path, not fear.  We are getting the opportunity to raise our vibration and change the way our species functions on this planet.  I get the concepts very well intellectually.  I believe them and really can see how it can work.  Now, I’m getting a chance to start practicing what I preach.

My Plan

How can I come from love for myself and my family in this situation?  How can I respond in a way that is both empowering for Jacob, but also empowering for me? I believe I need to start by looking at all of this in a different way then I would have in the past.  Starting today, I am going to focus on what I want too, starting with a close, interactive, adult relationship with Jacob.  I am going to remember all the great conversations and fun experiences we have shared over the years, not with sadness, but with the intention of reminding the Universe that I want more of that (thank you soul friend Anne Wondra for this great technique!).  I am going to see this big change, not as a loss, but as an expansion.  A chance to have new experiences, new adventures, and a new way of connecting and sharing with the son that I so greatly love and admire.  I am going to take actions, just like this blog post, to act as if this new aspect of our relationship already exists, because deep down, I know in my heart that it really does.  I am also going to start looking for ways my husband and I can create what we would love to experience in this new phase of our lives, that allows us to grow and enjoy life while also staying close to our sons who are living (or may be living) on opposite sides of the country.

My husband Jeff, me and Jacob on Jacob's sixteenth birthday.

My husband Jeff, me and Jacob on Jacob’s sixteenth birthday.

Insights to Help Us All

In closing, I want to share a few tips to support us all as we go through these major changes. As we set the intention to raise our vibration and start living from love, the places that restrict that process gets highlighted.  As I have been so vividly reminded by this latest example, the process can feel very painful, especially when we look through fear at what is happening.  Re-training our nervous system and re-framing what is happening can help us move more solidly into seeing through the eyes of love.

Tips to Manage Transformation

1.  Calm the Triple Warmer Meridian:  When changes happens, it is natural to have the body begin to prepare for danger.  This process is something that has been hard-wired into our beings as a survival mechanism.  Unfortunately, it isn’t always able to decipher what is really a threat and what isn’t.  Using the techniques shared by Donna Eden in her book Energy Medicine to balance the triple warmer meridian (that governs the survival response) is a very powerful way to calm your system.  I have included resource links at the bottom of this post.  A quick and powerful technique is to hold your hands on your forehead and think about whatever is causing you stress.  Gradually, you will find the powerful emotions ease and you are able to shift into a more loving viewpoint of what is happening.

2.  Focus on Self-Care:  Thankfully, I’ve spent the last fourteen years learning how to take care of my very highly sensitive system.  All those tools have been really helpful through this process.  Some of my favorites are – yoga mudras, meditation, sessions with my very talented soul friend healers, yoga, walks, lying on the grass, going for walks, and getting extra rest. Again, resource links are included below.

3.  Laugh:  While I was in the midst of the fear about this change happening in my life, I kept asking for guidance and over and over again I saw the image of myself laughing.  Every time I would focus on the image, I could feel my system relax.  Watch for opportunities to laugh and take advantage of them.  Remember to smile, even when you feel like crying.  It is a powerful tool to help shift your energy and move into a love state and out of fear.

4.  Remember you are not alone:  It is times like these I am so glad that I had the intention of creating a community of lightworkers to go through this process with!  The experiences that are pushing this growth may not be the same, but we can all relate to the feeling that some force is pushing us to change.  Just like a seedling that feels this compulsion to move up without knowing what it is going to find once it breaks through the surface, we are being called to grow.  Reminding each other that there is a beautiful life waiting for us once we emerge can help us all go through this change in the gentlest and easiest way possible.  When the struggle is not our own, it is much easier to hold and know the truth.  Sometimes we need a friend to do this for us, when we are not able to do it on our own.  Much thanks to all my beautiful friends and family who have been reaching out with love to support me and a special thanks to my dear friend Lori Byrnes for being there during the times when the fear gets the better of me.

Below are the resources that I mentioned in this post:  

Triple Warmer Smoothie (Donna Eden)

Five Minute Daily Energy Routine (Donna Eden)

My Favorite Lightworker Support – Sanctuary At the Crossroads Holistic Network

Healing Mudras – Yoga for Your Hands – Sabrina Mesko

Body Talk Access Cortices Technique

The Game of Life and How to Play it by Florence Scovel Shinn

Much love to my wonderful son Jacob for pushing me to expand and grow.  Much love to all my wonderful soul friend support system for all the help through this. Much love to my family, especially my husband Jeff, whose gift of humor and kindness always uplifts me.  And finally, much love to all of you for being with me on the journey!











Insights from the Retreat – How to Manifest from Love

Sanctuary Lily LogoI have been practicing manifesting from love, instead of taking action based on fears.  Last Saturday was the Sacred Circles Spring Retreat.  The retreat went really smoothly and brought together a great group of people at the perfect time to have a transformational experience.  This was a wonderful confirmation for me, as my intention was to put into practice the concept we’d be teaching at the event.  The idea is to shift from a survival based approach to living.  In our world, we typically begin with a fear (or underlying worry), then jump to taking action to counter the fear.  I believe we are moving into a new age where the rules of fear based living don’t work well.  To manifest in this new vibrational reality, we must begin with love, seek out wisdom about the best way to proceed, and then take inspired action on the wisdom we are given.

I found this experience to offer deep learning.  It was amazing to see how fear could sneak into the process and how things would freeze up the minute it did.  It was also so beautiful to see how well things worked when I kept my heart centered on what I really would love to see happen and kept letting go of the fears.   As I feel this is the process we all need to work with in this new vibrational reality, I thought it might be helpful to share a few insights from my experience.

Reflections on the Process

Create only from love:  I found that it took some deep work to really catch all the places where I was letting fear of lack get into the process of creating.  I spent a lot of time working with affirmations and letting go of agendas, so I could truly keep the focus on teaching this technique of manifesting (both to myself and those who came to the event). Addressing and working through those fears not only led to this amazing event, it also helped me to clear some false ideas about how things really work.  Releasing fears and trusting the process helped to strengthen the muscles of this new way of functioning.

Remember to work with Divine Timing:  Initially, we were going to have the event in March.  I was really disappointed when I kept getting the message that we needed to wait until April.  How perfect though that we ended up with a date that fell at the end of the Great Cardinal Cross week.  The energies were primed for a truly transformational experience.  Deep and permanent shifts were open to the participants and it was so gratifying to watch them making these shifts!

Trust in Divine Order:  I have created many events and one thing that I have learned is that those who are meant to be there are always there.  The groups that were formed for yesterday’s event were no exception.  The needs of individual participants dove-tailed so well in the small groups and really beautiful connecting and support were created as a result.

Remember to Accept Support:  Not only did this experience bring so many confirmations of the support and guidance from my Spiritual Guides and Angels, but it also brought support from my wonderful colleagues, Kathleen, Deb, and Jana, as well as the kindness of those who came and even the loved ones who helped behind the scenes.  Survival based living can be a very isolating experience.  When we open to living a life motivated by love, we find ourselves surrounded by others who offer love.  Allowing myself to receive this was one of the greatest gifts of this whole process.

Below are some of the affirmations I adapted from Florence Scovel Shinn (The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn) which really helped me stay focused on what I wanted to create.  Feel free to adapt them for whatever you wish to manifest (you can change out “event” for relationship, job, health challenge, etc.).

“I give thanks that the walls of resistance fall down around this event and all lack, limitation, and failure are wiped out of my consciousness.”

 “All doors now open for happy surprises and the Divine plan for this event is speeded up with grace.”

 “All people I seek are now seeking me.”

 “Only love enters this event and only love is shared.”

 “The Divine Design of this event now comes to pass.”

 “This retreat now fills the place that it can fill and nothing else can fill.  It allows me to do what I can do and no one else can do.”

 “I give thanks that this event registration is now filled by the right people for the right price, giving perfect satisfaction and fulfillment for all involved.”

Wishing you all great joy as you practice this new way of creating!

Happy spring!







Reflections on my Spiritual Retreat April 2014

group photo Hopewell National Monument

Susanne, Pilar, Angie, Tracie, Nancy, Ken and Shannon

Last weekend, I went on an adventure with some of my Raise Your Vibration participant Soul Friends.  We went to see the Hopewell Mounds, the Serpent Mound, and to Hocking Hills State Park.  It was a transformative experience on many levels!   Below are some of the insights I gained from the trip.  I hope you find them helpful too!

Ash Cave

Ash Cave



Retreat Reflections  

Angels are great travel companions – As I always do, I asked the Angels to go first through all phases of this trip.  While we had a few directional challenges, overall the whole trip went really smoothly.  We even made an impromptu stop at Lancaster on the way home when we discovered my family was all meeting there for lunch (they’d all been in different parts of the state on separate adventures!).  I also was blessed with six Earth angels to be hanging out with.  What an amazing group of people!  Not only were they inspirational and lots of fun, they were also incredibly supportive and kind. I had hurt my back the week before and I felt so taken care of from the beginning to the end of this experience.

Angie, Ken and Pilar exploring Sussie's cave.

Angie, Ken and Pilar exploring Sussie’s cave.

Getting older doesn’t have to be a bad thing – As my son approaches the end of high school, I find myself worrying a bit about growing older and what the last half of my life will look like.  This trip gave me a whole new perspective on that! Four of the seven people attending were over 60.  They were all great role models for how to really enjoy life!  Pilar and Sussie were especially inspirational.  They had more energy, more playfulness, and more enthusiasm than the rest of us combined.  I learned so much from their ability to really savor and enjoy everything – from the sweet potato at dinner to the beautiful rock formations to the wind chimes at a local shop.  Their openness to learning new things and complete joy in sharing who they are was such a beautiful gift to us all.

Susie and Pilar

Susanne and Pilar in Ash Cave playing the tuning forks.

Being yourself is a lot of fun – I would guess that most of us don’t always feel comfortable being completely ourselves.  When you are with people who are so completely unconcerned about what others think, you see how free that can make you. My wonderful soul friend Pilar gifted all those we met with the sounds of her turtle drum, tuning forks or her pan flute.  She dressed in vibrant colors and happily shared stories and wisdom with everyone who came along the path.  At Ash Cave, she sang a prayer in its original language and her beautiful voice called in the Angels through the whole cave structure.

ken and skull

Ken and Amel at the Hopewell Mounds


Our dear friend Ken explained to the park ranger at Hopewell National Monument that he was bringing his crystal skull, Amel, to soak up the energy of the mounds, unconcerned that she would find that a bit odd.  Sussie couldn’t wait to pull over at an unusual rock formation on the side of the road. Her excited exploration turned up a beautiful ice sculpture made by Mother Earth that we would have missed if she hadn’t been willing to explore off the beaten path. She also was the one who came to the rescue when we had an unexpected night-time visitor in the form of a renegade chipmunk!   Tracie’s adventuring spirit led her and Shannon to explore some parts of Old Man’s Cave not seen by most.  Angie’s willingness to take the lead and make a decision brought us the wonderful gift of the Wind Chime and Candle shops. Everyone happily shared their intuitive and healing gifts throughout the weekend which was such a blessing for us all.

ice sculpture

Sussie’s ice sculpture.

There are no wrong turns –  We ended up going the wrong direction a few times while we were in Hocking Hills.  I learned through this experience with these very wise souls, that there really are no wrong turns. It all just became part of the adventure, giving us more to see, more conversations to have, and an opportunity for us all to stretch our map reading skills.  Being with people who took everything in stride really helped me see that perspective is everything. Flowing with life is so much easier than trying to fight against it.

susie cave

The beautiful rock formations inside of Sussie’s cave.



I can trust myself – Sometimes being with a lot of people can be challenging for me.  On Saturday, I found myself feeling a little overloaded.  I’m an introvert, which means recharging is something that requires some alone time. In the past, I would have made myself stay with everyone.  This time, I took an hour to rest upstairs on my own and to take a short walk outside.  It was just what I needed to come back refreshed and ready to enjoy some more adventures. Knowing I could honor what I needed and take care of myself was another great gift this experience provided.

I’m looking forward to my next adventure and sending much love to my wonderful travel companions for an amazing experience!

Much love to all of you who have shared a bit of it through this post too.