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
I am North Carolina until the end of the month, but will be heading back to the Ohio area for the first week of May. I will be sharing some opportunities to connect when I am back in another post, but I wanted to be sure and invite you to this fun event at Conversations & Co Boutique! I am one of the presenters, along with some of my dear and talented friends. The workshop includes lunch and 20% off at the beautiful boutique. See below for full details…
I have TWO spots left for this event! See below for details…
Spring Women’s Retreat
Tuesday March 28, 2017, 6:30 – 10 PM
Spring is here and with spring comes a call to clean out the stagnant energy in our homes and ourselves, so that the soil is ready to plant the seeds of our dreams! Join us for an evening of recharging, renewing and inspiration in Hinckley, Ohio. Details are below…
Participants will experience…
Wisdom Circle Empowerment Reading – Connect with your Angels and Spirit Guides and receive inspiration, spiritual guidance and empowerment for manifesting your dreams this spring
Reiki Energy Healing Session – Experience the gentle, healing benefits of Reiki, a Japanese Energy Healing modality that involves channeling healing energy through the hands of the practitioner (you will be on a comfortable massage table and fully clothed for the experience)
Rune Reading – Runes are an ancient divination system that can provide insights and empowerment for following your highest and best path
Yoga Nidra Meditation – a deeply relaxing and restorative meditation where you will connect with your higher self, let go of worries and be recharged and renewed
Light Refreshments – healthy and yummy snacks to nourish you, hot tea, and water will be provided
Meet the Practitioners
Nancy Nicholas is an intuitive life coach and shamanic practitioner who offers spiritual mentoring, empowerment readings, workshops/classes and energy healing to those seeking to live a heart-centered life. You can learn more about her work here:
Buddy Ann Ross is a Reiki Master, Holistic Wellness Coach, and a registered nurse. She provides healing and coaching services in Cleveland and Medina County. You can learn more about her website here:
Tracie Zamiska is a yoga teacher and reiki master teacher. She has advanced yoga trading through Yoga Medicine and has been teaching for 5 years. Tracie utilizes her knowledge of anatomy and her intuitive abilities in all of her reiki sessions to get a complete picture of the client. She has been practicing reiki for 6 years. Tracie is also the owner of Akron Yoga and Wellness.
Shannon Whalen has been working with the Elder Futhark Runes since a retreat in Glastonbury, England in 2014 put her on the Northern Shamanic path. She consults the runes and offers shamanic practice work to support women coming into their full power. Connect with her at: Runic Path
Love Exchange: $75/person or $65/person when you register with a friend
How to Register: Email nancy@EmpoweringLightworkers.com by March 20th; Space is limited – there is room for 8 participants (TWO spots remain)
Hope to see you then!
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!
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!
We are in transformational times – standing on the bridge between who we have been and who we are becoming. We live in a time of expansion, where our consciousness is growing, our vibration is rising, and we are discovering just how magical life can truly be. As we stand on the cusp of this birthing, we are called to discover our deep feminine wisdom. To find again the part of us that knows instinctively who we are and why we are here. It is time to reconnect with the spiritual beings that are gathered to support us as we birth a new world into being.
I am in this process too and I wanted to gather some spiritual friends and my dear friend and mentor, Dr. Jaap Van Etten, to explore this unfolding of our wholeness and the coming home to our full potential. I have worked with Jaap for many years and every experience has been deeply transformational. He is a deeply wise, compassionate man who has powerful intuitive and healing gifts. I knew he would be the perfect person to lead the retreat experience I had in mind.
And now the retreat is happening! I have gathered some wonderful spiritual friends and we are heading to a beautiful cabin near the Great Smokey Mountains. I have three spots left! Participants would be sharing a room that has two twins (bunk bed) and a queen bed. The bottom bunk is already claimed, so there is an option of the top bunk and two women can share the Queen bed (or we can put an air bed in the game room for one of the participants). If you are interested, read on for full details!
Great Smokey Mountains Retreat with Dr. Jaap Van Etten
When: Saturday June 3 – Friday June 9th
Where: Bison Escape near Asheville, NC (Rental Details)
What to Expect: See the description from Jaap below –
The goal of the retreat is to support each other in the process of raising our vibration to fulfill our purpose of being on this planet in this time frame. We each have a unique function and vibration to contribute to the whole. However, due to our journey in a world that has not been supportive in allowing us to find our uniqueness, we need people with which can share, transform and grow in a loving and joyful way. During this retreat, we are with such people!! Also, we are fortunate that we can do this sharing and transformation in the beautiful environment of the Smokey Mountains!!
In this retreat, we would like to co-create a program that is optimal for all participants. After arriving and settling in, we will have the evening of our arrival a gathering in which we determine the key elements that we all would like to be part of this retreat. Therefore, there is not a fixed program. In this retreat, we co-create a program in an organic way, based on the developments within the group. There are, however, a few underlying aspects that we may incorporate. These aspects/subjects are:
- Deepening our connections with the subtle worlds that are such an integrated part of the world in which we live
- Following as much as is possible within the group the feminine approach: following our feelings and intuition and supporting each other in doing so
- Expanding our awareness (the active part of our consciousness)
Using the gifts of Mother Earth, earth energies and the many visible and invisible beings with whom we share this world will be an important aspect of this retreat. Therefore, we will give the retreat form in nature as much as feels in alignment with the developments. We also will make sure that we will include time to process our experiences as part of the retreat to have the most optimal benefits. In the evening we will have certain subjects to focus on, based on the “wish list” of the participants, and based on the overall goal of the retreat.
Based on what has been shared, it may become clear why we do not offer a fixed day-to-day program. We are all invited to share where we are on our journey, and what we need to continue this journey as optimally as possible. In that way, we will create our program. That will make this retreat dynamic, exciting and truly an adventure!
Love Exchange: $500/person (includes all teachings with Jaap and lodging). Meals are not included (we will take turns doing dinners for the group and get our own breakfast/lunch items). You can also experience a private session with Jaap at the retreat for an additional fee ($45/30 minutes or $80/hour).
How to Register: Email me at Nancy@EmpoweringLightworkers.com to reserve your spot
About Jaap Van Etten: You can learn more about Jaap and his work at his website: Lemurantis.com
Sending lots of love your way!
Even though many associate the beginning of the new year with January 1st, for those more attune to nature, the beginning of the year is actually in the spring. Spring is the time when we plant the seeds for what we would like to see bloom in our lives. It is the time of new beginnings and of using the old to fertilize the new. This year, we are in a “one” year – the first year in a new nine-year cycle. It is truly the time for a new hero’s quest to begin – a chance to step forward and become who we have always dreamed of being.
I am so happy to be in Ohio for the beginning of spring to support you in launching your own personal quest. Join me and my coaching partner, Ryan O’Toole, for a month of shamanic life coach mentoring where you will…
- Discover your Animal Totem Pole – a tool that will show you the archetypes and animal energies that will be influencing this new nine-year cycle
- Learn how to get clear guidance by working with the natural world through guided nature hikes
- Create your own shamanic medicine kit to support you in your journey
- Receive intuitive guidance and mentoring to support you in planting the seeds you wish to see grow
When: Sundays from 1-3 PM – 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2
Where: Hinckley, OH
Love Exchange: $150/person (includes Nature-Speak Oracle Card Deck, Animal-Speak Pocket Guide, Materials to make your Medicine Pouch, plus the four Sunday Shamanic coaching workshops). Register with a friend at a discounted rate of $125/person.
How to Register: Please email me to reserve your spot – Nancy@EmpoweringLightworkers.com by Sunday 3/5.
Meet Nancy and Ryan
Nancy Nicholas is an intuitive life coach and shamanic practitioner who offers spiritual mentoring, empowerment readings, workshops/classes and energy healing to those seeking to live a heart-centered life.
Ryan O’Toole is a shamanic practitioner, Reiki practitioner and intuitive life coach. He is currently training to deepen his connection with nature through expanding his primitive living skills.
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.