Category Archives: Nurture Yourself
One of the important tools I’ve used throughout my spiritual journey is energy healing. When I went through my spiritual awakening, I had virtually no energy boundaries and was suffering with anxiety all the time. I met a woman at an herb store who offered a type of energy treatment called Polarity Therapy. I started working with her and it was life changing! She helped me to get back into my body and to get grounded. Those of us who are sensitive have a tendency to pull our spirits up out of our bodies when we feel threatened. This sounds like it might help since you aren’t in the body to feel what is happening to it, but the problem is it is like being up in the top of a tree during a windstorm! You end up desperately clinging to the branches, trying not to be thrown out of the tree. Anyone who has spent any time in the woods during a storm knows that you are safest on the ground, close to the Earth when the wind starts blowing. This is true for us as well. Being grounded and connected to our body is the way to be at peace.
One of the modalities I learned over the years was a Japanese system called Reiki. It involves allowing healing energy to flow through the practitioner’s hands into the body of the person who is receiving the healing. I went through the full level of training with Reiki and am a Reiki Master. As part of my own healing, I have also learned many other techniques from different energy healing modalities, as well as techniques used in the shamanic traditions to restore balance and healing to the energy system which benefits the whole person.
The sessions I offer are typically 60- 90 minutes and involves a mixture of energy balancing and intuitive insight and guidance. I have some time available for these types of sessions this month in Hinckley, Ohio. The rate is normally $100/per 60-90 minute session, but this month you can participate for $85. The following session times are available this month:
Tuesdays 3/14 and 3/21 – Evening time slot
Thursdays 3/16 or 3/23 – Evening time slot
Fridays 3/17 or 3/24 – afternoon time slot
Email or call to schedule! Nancy@Empoweringlightworkers.com or 330-416-6184
Sending love and hugs your way!
This morning, I woke up and was struggling to get my nervous system to settle. The events in the larger world are deeply unsettling and while I know in my wiser self that it is part of the transformation that is needed to move into the higher dimensional paradigm, I am still saddened by the path we are taking to get there. I used this meditation that I had recorded a month or so ago to bring myself back to a balanced state. In case any of you are finding it hard to stay peaceful, I thought I would share it here too:
Sending love and peace to all!
I hope you are all having a great start to 2017! This is a “one” year in numerology which means we are at the beginning of a new nine-year cycle. This is prompting lots of shifts and changes, both personally and collectively. With change comes opportunities, but it can also be challenging. The purpose of offering spiritual mentoring programs this year is to provide ongoing nurturing and support as we move to collectively create a new paradigm – one where we let love guide our course instead of our fears.
Spiritual Mentoring with Nancy Nicholas
Mentoring Club– Club members are part of an email list where they will receive weekly intuitive guidance, practical coaching and inspiration to follow their heart. Mentoring materials come in a variety of forms – written, audio recordings and occasionally videos. Members are also invited to participate in a monthly live call for members only. On the call, spiritual teaching, coaching strategies, energy balancing and intuitive guidance will be provided, as well as mini empowerment readings for those interested in getting some specific guidance and mentoring. Calls are recorded and the link shared through the club email list. Club members are also given priority for openings in the other mentoring programs and periodic special offers on private sessions and events. Love Exchange: Free/First Month Trial then $25/three months
Small Group Mentoring – The purpose of the small group experience is to offer more direct mentoring and the opportunity to develop friendships with others on a similar path. The groups are kept small (no more than 4 participants), allowing time for each person to receive specific guidance and support. The group will meet monthly by phone for 60-90 minutes for three months. Basic membership includes one private 20 minute support call during the three-month experience. Participants also have the option of adding monthly private one-on-one mentoring session at a discounted rate as part of the mentoring experience. Small groups can be made up of a group of friends or formed randomly. Love Exchange: $35/month (monthly call only with 20 minute support call during the three-month period); $60/month (adding a 30 minute private mentoring session); $100/month (adding a 60 minute private mentoring session). A three-month commitment is required.
One-on-One Mentoring – This opportunity provides ongoing support when you are ready to make big shifts. Often, when you are going through a big transition or ready to move into a new consciousness, you need a more ongoing level of support. For this type of mentoring, I’m available to support you if something comes up between the scheduled calls. Participants will work with me weekly or bi-weekly and have the option of as needed support throughout the month of mentoring. There are two ways to participate.
Option One: Two private coaching calls per month (60-90 minutes per call) and up to one hour of additional on call support as needed during the month. Love Exchange: $200/month
Option Two: Four coaching calls per month (one 60-90 minute call per week) and an additional 90 minutes of on call support as needed during the month. Love Exchange: $400/month
How to Participate
Small Group and One-On-One Mentoring –
I have one small group forming for February (maximum of FOUR people) and two one-on-one mentoring openings. Email me by 1/25 if you would like to participate – Nancy@EmpoweringLightworkers.com
The Mentoring Club is ongoing and is available to anyone who is interested. Use the PayPal link below to sign up:
I have spent the last seventeen years gathering wisdom, tools, and honing my intuitive abilities through my own personal journey as well as through working with clients. I have lots of experience in empowering others to nurture themselves and grow their own gifts. I am also passionate about supporting our collective transition from a fear-based way of living to one where we let joy lead!
My official credentials are below:
Highly Sensitive Professional
Sending love to all!
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.
With the super moon and election stress, it felt like a good time to share some uplifting messages and tools! See below to learn more:
Earth Wisdom Circle
Sign up by Thursday (11/17) – Recording will be shared on Friday (11/18)
This is a recorded reading for a small group. The recording will help you connect to the calm, peaceful energy of the Bison to empower your own abundance. Each participant will receive an individual reading on a question connected to abundance. The recording will also include an intuitive message for the group as a whole, energy balancing, and an intention setting exercise connected to manifesting abundance. The individual messages will be done anonymously (you’ll be told what number you are when you receive the recording) and the intention will be set that all the messages have gifts for everyone listening. Love Exchange: $25 Use the Pay Pal link to register: Earth Wisdom Circle – $25
A Message from the Spirit of the Bison on Abundance:
We have been working with Bison medicine this month on Spirit Earth and we shared an intuitive message on how the spirit of the Bison can help us to experience abundance. You can read the message here: Bison Medicine and Abundance
Energy Balancing Meditation with the Archangels
I was guided to create a recording sharing one of my favorite energy cleansing and balancing meditations working with the Archangels. This is approximately 15 minutes long and will clear the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual bodies to restore balance to the whole system. I hope you find it helpful!
You can listen to the recording here: Archangel Meditation
Sending love and hugs to all!
Vision: I see a starfish in the sand. It is pushing up with all five legs and moving back towards the water, but the tide keeps receding and it grows tired. It pushes up and walks a little farther, but each time it gets drier and it is harder to move. Exhausted it gives up and watches the water disappearing. Suddenly, a seagull swoops in and grabs the starfish, flying quickly out over the sea. With one last gasp of effort, the starfish wiggles for all it is worth and drops down into the cool water of the sea.
Message: I have been hearing about many people going through intense struggles right now. The masculine paradigm is shifting, calling us all to redefine what it means to take action in the world. This pressure makes it difficult for those who lives are built on the old way of doing things. We are moving to a time when we can choose to be finished with the hammer or nail world and move into one where love not fear dominates. To do this though, we have to not give up. Miracles can come from unknown sources and things can shift in an instant. Believe that you can reach a new world, that you can create it, and you will! The power is and has always been in our own hands. It is up to us to choose to see what that power really looks like. It isn’t about dominating others or making sure we are never the “nail” for others. It is about choosing to set intentions to create a life about love and letting that love bring to us all that we need to bring our dreams to life.
Intention: Today, set the intention to draw to you that helping hand you need to get into a more peaceful space. Be open to letting that help come from unexpected sources, even if it at first looks like something that is worse instead of better!
Affirmation: Life loves me and I am always supported as I move into my highest good now and always.
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
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!
To learn more visit: www.EmpoweringLightworkers.com
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