Category Archives: Grow Your Spiritual Gifts
We are still out west enjoying all the incredible places the West has to offer! We have spent time in Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park so far and we still have a few more stops ahead before we return to Ohio. This month’s recordings offer you a taste of the great energy out here! I hope you enjoy them!
August Special Offer – We are in the middle of two eclipses this month which is an incredible opportunity to shift our perceptions and release old beliefs, so we can make lasting change. To support you with this process, I’m offering 20% off on Empowerment Readings this month (30 minutes or longer). Use the contact form below to request your session (just indicate the length!).
August Empowerment Reading – I love to see what energies are coming for the month ahead! This month’s message is available below:
Crossroads Coaching Scholarship Fund – Free Gift Meditation from Gallatin National Forest in Montana!
This month, I recorded the gift for love offerings to the scholarship fund right on a river in Gallatin National Forest. This meditation will help you release old patterns and beliefs and help you connect with how to allow the love and support available to you to flow in! The meditation works with the river energy and invokes Angelic support to help you make the most of this powerful month! All love offerings to the scholarship fund is used to pay for life coaching sessions for someone who is in need (while allowing me to keep paying my bills instead of doing everything for free!). Last month, I was able to help several people who really needed my support because of the love offerings you shared. THANK YOU!!! I pray that the Angels will send you a thousandfold of that which you give.
You can make a love offering here and the gift recording will be sent to you: Scholarship Fund
Opportunities to Connect
In-person Empowerment Readings in Minneapolis, Minnesota (8/25-8/27) – Special offer rates apply (20% off 30 minute session or longer)
Phone Sessions – 20% off on Empowerment Readings (30 minutes or longer)
Weekly Readings are sent out on my free MailChimp email list – You can sign up for free on my website
If you are interested in any of the above offerings, you can use the contact below:
Sending love and light to you all!
Happy Almost Fourth of July!
I hope you are all enjoying the holiday weekend (for those in the USA)! I asked for some spiritual guidance for the month ahead and recorded what came through. I used the Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn as part of the reading. The reading focuses on what needs to be healed, how to heal the blockage and future outcome if we follow the advice given! I also share a couple of special offers in the recording. Since I had a momentary brain meltdown about what my own special offer was for the month, I have included it below, as well as information on the special offer from Medina Massotherapy. See below for the details:
Special Offer from Nancy (Crossroads Coaching) – $10 off a 60 minute Empowerment Reading – Empowerment readings offer a combination of spiritual/intuitive insight with practical coaching strategies to empower you. You can learn more and purchase a reading at this link: Empowerment Readings
Special Offer from Medina Massotherapy (Combines Massage/Reflexology/Polarity Therapy) – $10 off a 60 minute Session: I just wanted to pass on a special offer going on with my massage/polarity therapist, Colleen McDermott Vitko, as I know many of you could use her support. Colleen is an exceptional healer who has a knack for working on the parasympathetic nervous system (the part that most of us rarely relax into!). I feel a big part of our challenge right now is that we typically have an overactive sympathetic nervous system which causes anxiety, depression, and other stress related issues. I’ve found working with Colleen has helped me to balance the two systems (parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems). Her work is deeply healing and so settling! She has a special this month for $10 off a session as she has some openings in her practice since some of her long-time clients have moved out of the area. Her normal rate is $75/session but with the special it will be $65 this month. Her office is in Medina, OH. You can find out more about her practice at this link: Medina Massotherapy
July 2017 Empowerment Reading Recording
You can listen to the 18 minute recording below:
Summer Travel Schedule
My coaching partner, Ryan, and I are heading out west for July and most of August! I am excited for my first visit to Grand Teton National Park! I will be sharing on my email list about our adventures and continuing to offer coaching services by phone (or if you are in Colorado, Montana, or Wyoming and want us to come do a workshop or empowerment reading circle in your area, let me know!). You can sign up for the email list on the right side of my website. It is free! Here is the link if you are getting this in your email:
Wishing you all an amazing month!
News from Nancy
I am in Ohio for the month of May! My coaching partner, Ryan O’Toole, and I had a great time in western North Carolina and South Carolina for the month of April. We spent a lot of the time near Saluda, NC where we were staying in a beautiful cabin up in the mountains. We met a lot of wonderful people and enjoyed all the beauty of the area. We also participated in an edible plants class with the Earth School while we were down there and have been enjoying being able to collect our own wild greens!
Mentoring Club Benefits Now Free
As I mention in this month’s recorded May reading, I decided to simplify and streamline my communications. I’ve created a Mail Chimp email list where I’ll be sharing a weekly reading with an energy balancing tool and news on opportunities to connect. You can participate for free! Use the link below to join the email list:
May Empowerment Reading
I asked for guidance on the month ahead and recorded what came through to share with all of you! It includes an opening exercise you can use to help stay centered in love, an image for this month’s challenge or opportunity for growth, an image for the way to the solution, interpretation and insights about the overall theme we are working on collectively at this time. The recording is 20 minutes long and can be listened to here: May 2017 Reading
Energy Balancing Tip for May
I am a huge fan of Donna Eden (Innersource.net)! This month’s energy balancing tip comes from her Energy Medicine Kit. This exercise helps your energies run in the optimal form and activates your spleen which is your inner mother/healer. Very helpful for staying healthy and balanced!
Opportunities to Connect
Small Group Women’s Coaching Circle – I have two wonderful women who are interested in being in a women’s coaching circle who are looking for some friends to join the group! For this experience, we meet by phone once a month. I will be offering intuitive and coaching guidance to each participant and the group as a whole during the call. Participants also receive a 10% discount on private sessions while they are part of a circle. If you are interested in this group or forming a group of your own with some friends, send me an email. The day/time of meeting will be determined once the group is formed. Love Exchange: $25/month per person
Spiritual Mentoring Openings – I have some openings for one-on-one or small group spiritual mentoring this month. This is an opportunity to receive ongoing support to work through a particular challenge or on a specific goal. You will do a weekly call with me (30 or 60 minutes) and also have the option of on call support as needed during the mentoring experience. You can learn more here and read some comments from those who have participated in this experience in the past: Spiritual Mentoring
May Special Offer for Spiritual Mentoring – $50 off for a month of 60 minute weekly mentoring or $25 off for a month of 30 minute weekly mentoring
Free Email Weekly Coaching – As I mentioned above, you can receive weekly coaching support via email when you join my new and free email list at this link:
Sending love and wishes for a joyful month!
Nancy Nicholas is an intuitive life coach who offers empowerment readings and spiritual mentoring to empower spiritual growth. To learn more, visit her website: Crossroads Coaching
We are looking forward to our Ohio Shamanic Mentoring Month starting a week from Sunday on March 9th! We have one opening left for this experience. The last day to sign up is Sunday March 5th. Email Nancy@EmpoweringLightworkers.com if you would like to participate. Full details are here: Ohio Shamanic Mentoring
One of the resources we will be using for the class (and that we highly recommend) is the Animal Totem Tarot by Leeza Robertson. I asked for a message for you today (or whatever day you come upon it) and the card that came out is Strength – Oxen.
Below is the message from the Oxen…
“It is not always easy to keep going, to take yet another chance, or to start all over again, but sometimes the path that we choose requires us to do the very things that seem the hardest to pull off. There are no guarantees along the path of life and the only way to find out what we will encounter is to walk these paths. Standing still is not an option in the physical world, like it or not, we all have to make our way along the karmic path. Each step is a victory, each tear a reminder, and each mile gets us closer to where we are headed. Dig deep, little one, for you have more walking to do on this path you call life.”
Some additional thoughts on this metaphor…
Oxen is one of the cards in my Animal Totem Pole reading for this next nine-year cycle. It falls at my third chakra and Leeza Robertson suggests that this card gives valuable clues to how to soothe our inner child. I find that oxen and its relatives – cows and bison – have a very soothing energetic feel. There is a solidness to them and a feeling of calm and methodical movement. I tend to be more on the air side and can easily get ungrounded. This card calls for being slow, steady and taking things one step at a time. When things are changing (and when are they not changing?), remembering to keep up the routines and supportive practices that keep you feeling steady and secure. Try taking an epsom salt bath before going to sleep or creating a simple stretching exercise that you follow every day. If life is challenging you, look to what you can do that is right in front of you. Even washing the dishes can bring peace when we are feeling pulled off our center.
Sending love and peace your way!
One of the challenges to living in a state of joy is keeping the mind at peace. Our minds have been trained to look for things to worry about. We are used to working on “problems” or trying to avoid things that can cause us pain. While there is a time and place for that to occur, often we are worrying rather than solving problems. Yet, trying to redirect the mind when it thinks it has found something to be concerned about can be really tough! Recently, I started a new technique that I’ve been finding really effective, so I thought I would pass it on to all of you. I’m calling it the “habit of gratitude.”
Basically, what I started doing was when I noticed myself getting uptight or worried, I started looking around for things to be thankful for. I would start mentally saying thank you for everything that caught my attention. For example, this morning when I was walking, I started mentally saying the following, “Thank you for the beautiful blue sky. Thank you for these warm clothes. Thank you for my comfortable shoes. Thank you for the warm sun on my back. Thank you for the beautiful green bushes. Thank you for the refreshing breeze. Thank you for my strong muscles that let me walk easily. Thank you for my health. Thank you for the palm trees. Thank you for my loved ones. Thank you for this opportunity to be walking. Thank you for my Angels.” After just a few minutes of this, I was feeling lighter and happier. My whole energy system had shifted and I was smiling!
I have heard it said that it takes 21 days to create a new habit. I have just started this practice, so it hasn’t become a habit for me yet, but I hope that I can stick to it and make it one. Want to join me? This month, let’s get into the habit of looking for all the wonderful things to be grateful for. When you aren’t sure what to think about or if you start feeling worried, shift your focus and start saying thank you.
Happy New Year! I hope you are all having a great start to 2016! I’m in the middle of some big life changes and I know many of you are as well. Ending one thing and starting another can be emotionally challenging, but it also brings lots of gifts! My plans for a new business venture, Spirit Earth LLC, are underway! I’ll be sharing more on that by the end of the month and will have some exciting new offerings to share with you! We are truly moving into the new movie and this month gives us a chance to connect to who we want to be and how we want to experience this new adventure. Exciting times!
This month’s New Moon Recorded Reading is a great chance to connect with your intentions for the new coming in! Registration ends Friday (January 8th). The recording will be sent out on Saturday. New Moon readings are recorded and offer personalized messages as well as guidance for the group as the whole on how to make the most of the month ahead. Readings are done anonymously (you’ll be told which reading you are). This offers the benefits of a longer reading at the cost of a 15 minute session. You can learn more and register here: New Moon Readings
Here is an excerpt from the Power Path blog on the New Moon for this month:
“January 9: New Moon is Saturday, January 9 at 6:30PM Mountain Time (MST). An excellent time to focus on RESET. If you have not already done so, this is also a good time to focus on your intentions for the year or revisit the ones you anchored over the New Year for refinements and changes. You may be surprised at how quickly some of them may manifest if you are really clear about what you want and it comes from essence and your heart.
Due to the influences right at this time, you may feel some energy around intention at a standstill. It is simply at a still point gathering power from love, beauty, essence connection, community, prayer, joy, gratitude and awe. You can always help it along by feeding it this positive fuel.”
I asked for a January New Moon Grace card message from the deck by Cheryl Richardson for all of you. Two cards fell out:
“Perception: See the past through the lens of grace. All that occurs is designed to support our spiritual evolution.”
Rest: Take a mental break. A quiet mind has direct access to wisdom and insight.”
So what does this mean? I feel this month we are being asked to let go of our mental story line and shift into listening and following our spirit. What does your heart and body tell you? Listening to those sources and letting yourself flow into what you feel open to is the way to go this month. Let the mental self take a rest and trust that when it is needed, you can call it back into action!
Sending love and hugs to all!
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
Email me to schedule and mention this post to get a special discount ($10 off one hour session or $5 off 30 minute session).
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