Thanksgiving 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,
If you are interested in an empowerment reading to support you with this process, visit my website to learn more: www.EmpoweringLightworkers.com
The New Moon is a great time to set your intentions for what you wish to create in your life. Here is an excerpt from the Power Path November Forecast on this month’s New Moon:
“November 11: The New Moon is Wednesday November 11, at 10:48 AM MST, Mountain Standard Time. Watch for cranky irritation around any pressure you feel from others, yourself or your environment. Take a moment around this new moon for yourself and focus on something that needs completion. Cranky energy can always be transformed into a fiery inspiration that fuels action. Be physically active today and do something physical that expands your space, clears something out and provides you with an opportunity to take action towards something you desire.”
To learn more about the New Moon Empowerment Circle reading and to register: New Moon Reading
Have a great day!
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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.
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Sending love your way!
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As 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…
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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
How are you doing? There are so many energy shifts happening right now. September is certainly bringing a big opportunity for strengthening our trust and faith in ourselves and our spiritual guidance. If you find yourself feeling tested, remember to snuggle closer to Mother Earth. Nature is a great way to find our center and remember that despite appearances, love is all that really matters. I’ve been guided to keep looking for little things to enjoy and love. I also keep getting the repeated message to laugh! Sometimes, if you really step back, you can see that we must have some pretty goofy writers creating our current reality. If we can be a bit more detached, we avoid being caught in the soap opera and life can be more fun.
If you would like some guidance to help you navigate this challenging energetic month, I will be doing the September New Moon Empowerment Reading this Sunday (9/13). This is a recorded reading where the intention is that all participants get messages and guidance from the entire recording, along with the anonymous individual messages for each participant. You will be told what number reading you are when you receive the recording. The last day to register is Saturday 9/12. Full details and the link to register is here: New Moon Readings
A little guidance for you…
Grace Card by Cheryl Richardson
Here is the message…
“Awaken: Keep your eyes open. When we decide to live a more conscious life, we see signs of grace everywhere.”
This is such an important message for this month! It is time to look at life from your spiritual heart and not your emotional one. That is how we can relax and see the Divine perfection in all that is happening around us.
Sending you love and light!
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Summer is flying by again! I hope you are having lots of opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. I have been enjoying a flock of wild turkeys on my hikes and all the beautiful monarch butterflies. Being in nature is also a great way to stay connected and centered through the shifting energies happening at this time. Just leaning against a tree can bring your nervous system back into its most optimal rhythm. A good thing to remember during this month of changes! For some helpful information about the energies for the month of September, here is a great article to check out: Power Path September Forecast
With the keywords of “trust and faith” for this month, it is a good time to stay connected to your spiritual support team! Email me if you’d like to schedule a reading to help you get and stay connected.
Upcoming Events for September
Change Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life Fall Class Series at Conversations & Co in Tallmadge, OH: I have been loving teaching these classes! It shares a protocol combining quantum physics concepts with emotional freedom technique (tapping) to help you clear limiting beliefs and start creating a life you love. Classes are at 1PM on the following Saturdays – 9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, and 10/31. Full details are here: Change Your Limiting Beliefs Flyer
Registration ends on Monday 9/7. Email me to register – Nancy@EmpoweringLightworkers.com
Warrior Goddess Training: Become the Woman You Are Meant To Be by Heatherash Amara – Join me for this 10-week book club/Intuitive Circle to become empowered! The experience will include discussion, intuitive input and guidance, spiritual tools and practical steps to bring your Inner Warrior Goddess to life! Each week, you will read one of the 10 lessons on your own before class. Chapters are typically 10-15 pages long. Classes will be at Unity of Medina Life Enrichment Center in Medina, Ohio from 6:30-8:00 PM on Tuesdays. Meeting dates: 9/14, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17. Fee: $25/class. Participants may pay via monthly subscription or pay for the full 10 week series by check. Size is limited to 7 participants. Email email@example.com to register or call 330-416-6184. Registration deadline is Wednesday 9/9/2015. Books will need to be purchased separately (available for $13 on Amazon.com).
Here is an inspirational message for the month from my book Mother Earth Musings: Nature-Inspired Guidance for Your Day
Morning Message Twenty
I see an owl sitting on a log on the ground. A fox is in front of it and sniffing at it. The owl looks at the fox disdainfully. The fox is confused. Why isn’t the owl afraid? Shaking its head, the fox turns away, clearly not willing to eat an animal that isn’t acting as it should.
The owl’s self-assurance is what strikes me in this image. Clearly, the owl has great faith in itself and knows who it is. I get the sense that it doesn’t fear the fox because it doesn’t see itself as inferior or less powerful. I can feel its confidence in its talons and beak. It felt like the fox was wise to pick different prey, as I think it would have found the owl very difficult to kill.
Today, I will KNOW my own strengths and have faith in myself. I will remember that I am not a victim in this life. I will remember that I am wise.
I pray it is so, and so it is…
Wishing you a wonderful and magical month!
To register for the events: Email – Nancy@EmpoweringLightworkers.com
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This six class series will share techniques and concepts from Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Fail by Greg Kuhn and The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner. Participants will experience a protocol they can use over and over to clear limiting beliefs (often held in the subconscious mind) and create new empowering ones to transform their life!
Each class will empower you to…
- Get clear on what you want to create
- Uncover the stories/beliefs that limit your creations
- Create new beliefs to empower your new stories
- Learn tools to help you rewire your brain for your new, empowering beliefs
- Receive Intuitive insight, energy balancing tools, and other coaching tips to empower you through the process in uncovering your limiting belief
- Class size is limited to seven to allow for personalized attention with the process
Details: Classes will be held at Conversations & Co on Saturdays from 1-2:30 PM. Love Exchange: $180 for the full six-week program ($30/class).
Class dates and topics are:
9/12: Financial Abundance
9/26: Fulfilling Work
10/3: Loving Relationships
10/17: Vibrant Health
10/31: Fun and Play
Register: Email Nancy@CrossroadsCoachingOnline.com or sign up at Conversations and Co for this six-week event. Registration deadline is 9/4. To learn more about intuitive life coaching with Nancy visit: http://www.empoweringlightworkers.com/
With the end of the summer season, comes the closing of the grounds and retreat house at the Blessed Foundation in Medina, Ohio. This is a truly sacred space with beautiful grounds, many energy vortex centers, and a serene retreat house. To celebrate another amazing season, I’m going to be offering a mini-retreat on Saturday 8/29 from 6-9 PM where we will experience the wonders of this magical place.
Full details are below:
Saturday August 29, 2015 – 6-9PM: Celebrate the end of the season at the Blessed Foundation for this Pisces full moon journey. For this experience, we will be connecting with the seventh chakra vortex located on the property. Participants will experience a gallery style reading and guided meditation where they will be introduced to an Angel, Spirit Guide or Nature Spirit who is here to guide them through the fall season ahead, as well as a personally attuned crystal to help them connect with this Angel or Spirit Guide on their own. We will then walk the Chartres labyrinth by moonlight – and participate in a guided meditation connecting us with the consciousness vortex in the center of the labyrinth. Participation is limited to 8 people. Pre-registration is required by Thursday 8/26. Love Exchange: $44/person
Email me to register as size is limited: Nancy@EmpoweringLightworkers.com
Looking forward to seeing you!
As I shared in an earlier post, I’ve been lucky enough to have an incredibly gifted young man, Ryan O’Toole, interning with me this summer. He’s going to be in Ohio on Tuesday 8/11 so we will be offering some joint in-person intuitive healing sessions out at the Blessed Foundation retreat center in Medina, Ohio. These sessions will offer intuitive insight, energy system restructuring and clearing, healing, and practical insights. Sessions will be held at the retreat house or out on the earth energy centers on the property of the Blessed Foundation (depending on the weather). Appointment times are available during the day for 45 or 60 minutes (We have three spots left!). Love Exchange: Community Members – $60/45 minutes or $80/60 minutes; Non-Members: $80/45 minutes or $100/60 minutes. Email Nancy to sign up: Nancy@EmpoweringLightworkers.com
We are also going to be offering an Intuitive Healing Circle in the evening for a small group from 6:30 – 9:00 PM. This will be a guided meditation with intuitive messages, energy balancing, connecting with Angels and Spirit Guides, and the sharing of practical tools and techniques to support your transition into living a more heart-centered life. Love Exchange: $35. We are limiting this to seven participants so that everyone is able to share and get personal guidance and healing. Email Nancy to sign up: Nancy@EmpoweringLightworkers.com
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).
Other August Events…
New Moon Empowerment Circle Recorded Reading: Last day to register is Thursday 8/13. These are some of my favorite readings to do! New Moon Empowerment Circle readings are pre-recorded and offer a thematic call for all those participating. Each person receives a personal reading (no names are used so privacy is maintained) as well as benefiting from the messages shared for others as the recording is designed to be a cohesive reading for everyone participating. There is energy balancing, an opening and closing intuitive message for the group, along with the individual messages. To sign up: New Moon Empowerment Circle
Sunday 8/16 – Crossroads Coaching Soul Friends Community Call, 7-8 PM EST on the conference call line: This is a call for those in my membership community. I will be sharing new insights and guidance for the month ahead and doing mini-readings for those joining the call live. Full details will be sent out to the community email list. Not a member yet? You can learn more and sign up here: Community Membership
Saturday August 29, 2015 – 6-9PM – Full Moon Labyrinth Walk and Empowerment Circle: Celebrate the end of the season at the Blessed Foundation for this full moon journey. For this experience, we will be connecting with the seventh chakra vortex located on the property. Participants will experience a gallery style reading and guided meditation where they will be introduced to an Angel, Spirit Guide or Nature Spirit who is here to guide them through the fall season ahead, as well as a personally attuned crystal to help them connect with this Angel or Spirit Guide on their own. We will then walk the Chartres labyrinth by moonlight – and participate in a guided meditation connecting us with the consciousness vortex in the center of the labyrinth. Participation is limited to 7 people. Pre-registration is required. Love Exchange: $44/person. Email me to sign up: Nancy@EmpoweringLightworkers.com