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If You Can Sing (And Even If You Can’t) You Can Do Energy Healing

---by Nancy Hausauer

If you’ve read my work at all, you know that I believe that EVERYONE can do energy healing, to one degree or another. In the popular imagination, it’s something that only a gifted few can do, but I just don’t believe that’s so.

Jean-Étienne Liotard [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

To me, energy healing is a lot like singing.

Most people can sing. It’s true, some people have a special gift, say a broad vocal range, an especially beautiful voice or mad musicality.

But nearly everyone (except for a few people with specific issues) can sing to some degree. Maybe not well, but they can do it. And anyone who can sing can get better at it, with practice and training.

That’s a lot like energy healing. It’s an inborn, natural thing. If you have any compassion or love or positive intentions toward others, you can do it.

And if you practice and study a bit and learn from others, you can get better at it.

As with singing, not everyone is going to want to do it professionally. Not everyone cares enough about it to put in the effort to get really good at it. Nothing wrong with that.

But as part of everyday life—in the car, in the shower, to their kids, with friends and family—most people enjoy a little singing. It's so natural, and it makes life better!

And the same is true of energy healing. Whether you work energy healing into your life just for yourself, or whether you do a little energy healing for friends, family, spaces or situations, it’s easy and fun and beneficial for you as well as for whomever or whatever receives it.

So whoever you are, I encourage you to do energy healing. It doesn’t have to be a big deal — you can just send light to someone you love, send good intentions to someone who is struggling, even just smile at a stranger. Like singing, it’s just a natural thing.

Wishing you music and light, Nancy

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Use Body Language to Shift Your Energy

----by Nancy Hausauer

Nike, Greek Goddess of Victory

I used to bristle when I was a girl and my mom would nag me to stand up straight. But she was on to something. I could have used a boost in confidence, and scientists are now finding that there is indeed a connection between the way we hold our bodies and faces, and the way we feel and think.

And if something is affecting our feelings and thoughts, it's undoubtedly also influencing our energy. This gives us another powerful "every-day" energy healing tool to help us shift our energy to more positive states. It can easily be taught to others, too.

How to Shift Your Energy with Body Language

Here are some poses, gestures and expressions that research has shown affect your state of mind —and hence, your energy field. These easy, down-to-earth techniques can work in as little as 90 seconds.

  • Powerful poses banish fear and timidity, making you feel powerful and confident and reducing stress hormones. So hold your head high, throw your shoulders back and take up a lot of space if you need to expand, advance or hold your own energetically.
  • Conversely, slumping leads to sadness and energy that is withdrawn, collapsed, sunken and self-protective -- another reason to sit and stand tall. (Great article:
  • Smiling, especially with your whole face, lifts your energy and makes you happy.
  • Crossing your arms helps you maintain persistence. My sense is that energetically it helps anchor your energy and keep it from "flying away," and deflects external energies that may distract or introduce doubt.
  • Mimicking others (discreetly!) helps you understand them better. You're literally reproducing and experiencing their energetic state.

We can project this concept of using postures and gestures to shift our energy closer to the state we're seeking. For example,

  • assume a relaxed pose to feel more relaxed and promote harmony and flow in your energy
  • adopt a loving, open look on your face to expand your heart and feel more love for your mate
  • look up to feel more optimistic and open yourself to help and inspiration
  • position your feet shoulder width apart in a strong, stable stance and be aware of the connection between your feet and the earth or floor to help yourself ground
  • get up and move around to get your energy moving
  • move your body in ways that are unusual for you to support creativity and out-of-the-box thinking
  • hold your hands palm-up to open yourself to receive energy and support.

Namaste, Nancy

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Let the Fall Equinox Help You Balance Your Energy

----by Nancy Hausauer

Autumn leaves

September 23 is the Fall Equinox. (Spring Equinox if you're in the Southern Hemisphere, but the principles are the same.)

On the equinoxes, day and night are equal. They're the seasons of balance and equipoise, and as with everything in our world, they offer a lesson and a healing if we choose to take it.

Balance: One of the Key Elements of Healing and Health

One of the hallmarks of the Equinox is balance -- day and night, light and dark. And balance is one of the key principles of healing.

Physically, our bodies are in a constant balancing process to maintain homeostasis. Most of us instinctively seek the stability and peace of balanced minds and emotions. And energetically, balancing is one of our key goals.

The Equinox is a good time to rebalance your life and energies -- and recover greater physical, emotional and psychological health.

An Equinox Self-Healing for Balance

Here's an exercise to help you fine-tune your energies and your life.

  • Choose a decent-weather day around September 23. Grab a pen, journal, and whatever you need to be comfortable outdoors. Take a walk in a natural setting. Give yourself time to enjoy the signs of the season -- the sights, smells, quality of light, feel of the air. Breathe it in, and let yourself feel that you're absorbing it into your cells.
  • Find a place to sit comfortably.
  • Ask yourself, "Where does my life feel in balance?" Where in my life would I like more balance?" Let your intuition answer, and free-write about it. Does anything really stand out to you, or surprise you?
  • When you feel done, close your eyes and, without trying or using your mind, intend for your energy to become more fluid. Breathe deeply and allow it to shift, adjust and rebalance, without working to control what happens. You may feel it in your body, your field, or both.
  • Take as long as you like to allow this process to work, and then take more time to enjoy your recalibrated state.
  • Then -- this should take just a second -- lightly intend to have your rebalanced energy stabilize into a kind of "liquid crystal" state -- dynamic but stable. Again, don't overthink this; whatever you do will be just right. (I visualize giving my field a light, quick tap.)
  • When you're ready, ground yourself and bring your attention back to your surroundings. Enjoy the rest of your walk, and over the coming days, stay open to opportunities for further gentle rebalancing.

Namaste, Nancy

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A Cool Exercise to Elevate Your Energy with Color

---by Nancy Hausauer

Here's a fun and illuminating way to use color to support and elevate your energy, a simple but beautiful exercise that I've loved for years.

IMPORTANT! DON'T READ AHEAD! Do just one step at a time or you'll spoil the exercise for yourself.

"I Am" Color Exercise

  1. Pick two or even three of your very favorite colors. If necessary, find something tangible such as a piece of cloth in each color, to help you visualize it.
  2. Pick from these the color that appeals to you most right now. Imagine that you ARE that color. From this perspective, write a paragraph or so about yourself as that color. Allow yourself to be very imaginative, free-associative, and sensory. Write down all the adjectives that, to you, reflect or embody that color.

    For example, if you chose brown as your favorite color your paragraph might read like this:

    I, Brown, am deep, rich, and earthy. I nurture life. I warm and grow things. I am not flashy. I am very solid and make an incredibly important contribution to the world. I know who I am and don't need to impress others. I'm quiet, deep, comforting. I'm rich and complex, like good chocolate or coffee.

  3. When you're done, move to the next color and repeat the exercise. DON'T READ ANY FURTHER UNTIL YOU'VE COMPLETELY FINISHED! Then scroll down beyond the bar of color.

    Color Spectrum

  4. Re-read your writing with the understanding that your descriptions are actually descriptions of YOU.

    Most of us have been conditioned to be so modest and self-effacing that we won't speak or even to acknowledge our unique strengths and gifts. But there a whole bunch of them are, right in front of you! Of course these paragraphs don't completely define you, but I'm guessing there's a lot there that describes you -- in all your unique glory -- pretty accurately.

Exercises like this can have a wonderful impact on your energy. This one helps you identify and strengthen your signature energies and develop your self-love and appreciation. This in turn helps you feel more compassion and appreciation for others and enables you to better "serve the light." All of this helps elevate your energy and build your light body.

Share this exercise with family and friends, too, to learn more about them and deepen your appreciation of them.

Namaste, Nancy

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Energy Healing for Weight Loss? Self-Love Has to Come First

----by Nancy Hausauer


Recently, someone asked whether I had any techniques to help with weight reduction. I don’t, directly. But here’s how I’d approach it.

Carrying more weight than the cultural ideal is not a defect. We’re not machines, we’re living creatures, each unique. But our culture tells us we should be a very specific shape and size—one that most of us are not physiologically capable of being. And that gives most of us the very strong message that we’re not OK.

So if I were having a session with someone seeking to lose weight, the most important thing would be to focus on self-love and acceptance. I’d start with having my client set an intention for self-love and good health, and I’d focus primarily on the heart chakra to nurture self-love.

I'd also recommend practicing non-resistance to their current state, because often when we resist something, we create an energetic blockage, a kind of a shell that hardens around the very thing we want to avoid, which tends to cement it in place.

I’d also balance the 3rd chakra to help support metabolism and the digestive system, strengthen self-esteem and manage stress. I might also work with the second chakra to help counteract the effects of cultural shaming—because in our culture, anyone who departs significantly from the ideal body type gets subjected to a whole lot of negative energy. I’d also work with the sixth chakra to support clarity about the insanity of the cultural pressure to conform to an unattainable body shape.

And I always balance the chakra system as a whole, and clear and strengthen the energy field, to generally support health, balance and wholeness.

(I should add that what I think I'm going to do and what I actually do aren't always the same. I follow what I feel in the energy, rather than some pre-decided plan.)

While I’d never dissuade anyone from seeking a weight at which they feel good, I’d encourage my client to develop self-esteem based on themselves as a whole person, with weight or shape as a very small factor. I might work with them to develop affirmations for health and self-love.

And for home-care, I'd suggest my client do breathing exercises, meditation and physical exercise to help manage stress, calm the nervous system and support balance and harmony in the energy field.

Wishing you self-love and self-acceptance,


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P.S. You can find ways to support your individual chakras on The Energy Healing Site, or in my book, Chakra Care.

Should I Start An Energy Healing Business: Some Words Of Advice

---by Nancy Hausauer

I love this work!

People sometimes ask me whether they should go into energy healing professionally, as a business, rather than simply doing it for friends and family, without charging.

I did energy healing for 13 years as a nonprofessional before opening my professional practice, and I'm glad I did. It allowed me to develop experience, sensitivity, non-attachment to outcomes, and confidence, without the performance pressure that charging money brings.

So that's what I generally recommend to people: Don't be in a rush to turn your exciting new skills into a business. Give yourself time to enjoy doing the work just for the love of it, and to season as a healer. Friends and family alone will provide you with plenty of opportunities to practice, and not charging gives you a wonderful sense of freedom to experiment and follow your intuition.

If you ARE going to go professional, you should be very business-like about it. I advise:

  • Make sure your primary motivation is to provide service, rather than make money. Don't expect to make a living solely doing energy work, especially for the first few years. Have a day job or a partner who makes a decent living and can help support you financially.
  • Have a clear code of ethics and stick to it. (Here's my working code of ethics.) Be aware that some clients may be mentally, emotionally and/or physically fragile and may be highly influenced by what you say. Don't make promises you can't keep (e.g. that you can "cure" them), and don't pressure clients to come back for repeat visits.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Learn about transference and professional boundaries.
  • Be businesslike in your dealings. Maintain the proper business and professional licenses for what you're doing. Keep accounts and pay all required taxes.
  • Maintain a safe and hygienic practice space.
  • Stay within your legal scope of practice. Don't touch people physically if you're not legally allowed to do so; don't give medical advice unless you're a licensed physician, etc.
  • When appropriate, encourage clients to seek and follow the advice of appropriate professionals such as doctors and mental health therapists. You may want to keep a referral list for this.
  • Establish relationships with other energy healers. It can get lonely and having someone to talk things over with can be a big help.
  • Take care of yourself, honor your limits and don't try to force yourself to do more than you can comfortably do. Trust your instincts and don't take on clients who don't feel right for you.
  • Don't expect to be a miracle worker. Just "do the work."

I hope that's helpful, Nancy

Setting Science Free: The Work of Rupert Sheldrake

----by Nancy Hausauer

Rupert Sheldrake, 2008

I am against dogma and close-mindedness, whatever the source. So I really like the brilliant British biologist Rupert Sheldrake, and I think you might, too. In my humble opinion, anyone seriously interested in energy and energy healing should know a little about him.

Once a distinguished scientist, he is now something of a pariah for challenging scientific orthodoxy, particularly modern science's materialist philosophy -- the mechanistic, reductionist view that there is no reality but material reality, and that people, as he puts it, are just "lumbering robots."

You can get a concentrated overview of his beliefs in his recent 9-minute Ted talk, which you can find here (scroll down the page a bit to find it) or embedded below if your browser allows you to see it.

The talk summarizes his 2012 book The Science Delusion (titled Science Set Free in the U.S.), in which he argues that "science is being held back by centuries-old assumptions that have hardened into dogmas." Questioning ten basic beliefs of science (which also represent the world view of educated people generally), he aims to regenerate science by making it "less dogmatic and more scientific."

His ten questions include "Is Nature Mechanical?", "Is Matter Unconscious?", "Is Nature Purposeless?", "Are Minds Confined to Brains?", and "Is Mechanistic Medicine the Only Kind that Really Works?". It's very thought-provoking stuff, and has particular value for energy healers, supporting the world view that underlies our work.

The talk, by the way, was banned from TED for being "psuedo-science," and has created quite a hornet's nest of controversy.

Wishing us all the delight of clear eyes and clear minds, Nancy

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Photo of Rupert Sheldrake by Zereshk, 2008

Shift Your Consciousness with This

----by Nancy Hausauer

Consciousness-shifting is an important skill for energy healers. For most of us, moving our awareness from the reality model that we use for everyday life to the reality model that we use when we're doing energy healing is a profound switch.

Hubble Telescope image of earth from space

Energy healing works from a different model of reality than the dominant cultural model, which is, to put it simply, that only physical matter is truly real. Obviously, this is not the way that an energy healer looks at the world, at least not while doing a healing.

Being able to switch your consciousness from the dominant model of reality (that only matter is real and the human body and mind is like a machine) to the energy healing model of reality (that there are subtle, invisible forces that shape us and that what we truly are can never be reduced to mere cellular processes or interactions of matter) is therefore extremely useful to any energy healer.

Is it absolutely necessary to be able to do this? Maybe not. But it is certainly helpful. And liberating. And fortunately, like most skills, it gets easier as we practice it.

There are many ways to practice and build this skill. For me, images from space are often particularly helpful. My personal reality is very firmly based on this beautiful planet, so anything that moves my focus out beyond Earth's atmosphere really messes with my head. And that's good! It's expanding and increasing the flexibility of my reality-model, which is another way to say that it's shifting my consciousness. (Images from space are also very supportive to seventh-chakra development.)

So I wanted to share this amazing resource with you. Created by American Museum of Natural History astrophysicists, "The Known Universe" shows the universe as mapped through astronomical observations. It is accurate as to scale and location, to the best current scientific knowledge. (If the video below doesn't play on your browser, access it via the link above.)

And here's another amazing resource that helps us visualize the micro-level, the inner life of a cell. It's breathtakingly beautiful and jaw-droppingly astounding. An animation created by Harvard's Biovisions, it is scientifically accurate to the best of current knowledge. (Read more about Biovisions here.)

Enjoy. --Nancy

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Lessons of Late Summer: Be In Right Relationship To Work

--by Nancy Hausauer


Like every season, late summer has specific wisdom to impart about living in harmony with our energies. This season of heat and harvest teaches us how to stay in right relationship and balance with work.

At this time of year, the insects and animals are busy, busy, busy, gathering and storing food for the winter. We humans also begin to harvest early crops. It’s a season of extremely hard work, but also of community and celebration, as we literally reap and enjoy the fruits of our earlier labors.

In those periods of our life (or our day) when work is foremost, late summer teaches us:

  • To work with joy, love and purpose, so that our labors nourish instead of deplete our energies.
  • To know our limits and undertake big tasks in community.
  • To celebrate the fruits of our labors.

Here are some ideas to help you absorb these important lessons about work:

  • Think about something in your life, past or present, that you worked hard to achieve, either alone or in community. Take time to savor it and appreciate yourself for your efforts. Acknowledge your power to make your own dreams come true. What else would you like to make a reality? (Think big.)
  • Take 15 minutes to watch honeybees at work. They have much to teach us.
  • ”Work is love made visible,” Kahlil Gibran said in The Prophet ( What love do you express through your work?
  • Bake bread or savor one or more fruits or vegetables of late summer. Eat it mindfully, aware of the various components that brought it to your table: the sun’s energy, the earth’s nourishment, the magic of the plant, the grower’s labor… In your own work, what/who else beyond your own efforts helps you reach your goals?
  • Take some time to reflect on your work. Is it rewarding? Are you having fun? Does it bring you satisfaction? If not, can you make changes? What is the deeper mission of your work? How can you bring this forward each day?
  • Do some activities to support your 3rd chakra.
  • Get inspired to do great work. Watch “Find Your Great Work” (8-minutes) (
  • Celebrate both harvest and community by hosting a potluck with seasonal foods, including something you’ve grown yourself. No garden? Resolve to grow at least one thing next year.

May your work bring you joy and fruitfulness. — Nancy

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Clearing Thoughts and Emotions That Generate Suffering

----by Nancy Hausauer

When we're in pain, there's the actual physical pain, and then there's the additional suffering we pile on top of that through anger, fear, or other emotions.

For example, if I cut myself in the kitchen, it hurts! But I make it much worse with reactions such as:

  • "I'm so careless! How could I have done that!" (anger), or
  • "Oh no! How bad it is? Will I be able to work this week? Will I need to get stitches? How much will that cost?" (fear)

The fear and anger actually make it hurt worse, or at any rate they make the perception of pain worse, and practically there's no difference. If I distract myself by doing something I enjoy, I hardly notice it.

How To Turn Off The Suffering-Generation Machine For Ourselves

But how do we stop the internal flow of thoughts that generate emotions that worsen our sense of pain? Simply by being aware of the internal chatter, and interrupting it. Return to the present, to the situation as it is, and stop beating yourself up and/or scaring yourself with negative scenarios. Just let it be what it is.

Turning Off The Suffering-Generation Machine For Others

How can we do that for others? By helping THEM return to the present, clearing the (perhaps unconscious) thoughts that generate fear and anger.

When doing an energy healing, often we can do that just by clearing the field over the painful area. (Or sometimes elsewhere.) The energy work can often clear the energy of fear and anger from the field, significantly reducing the sense of suffering.

Once I worked on a musician with a foot injury. Moaning with pain and barely able to walk, he was extremely distressed because he had an important performance in a few hours. He was skeptical about energy healing, but desperate. Working around his foot, I felt energy release. When I finished, he just got up and walked off. The pain was quite manageable and he was able to walk and perform quite well enough.

I think this is an area in which energy healing excels.

You can also work more directly with the client's body-mind to bring their awareness into the present and thereby clear the misery-generating thoughts/emotions, but that's a subject for another time.

Namaste, Nancy

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