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What's Your Intuitive Style?

----by Nancy Hausauer


Developing intuition is a good thing for energy healers. It’s helpful both in our work with others and in our own personal lives.

But that can be easier said than done, especially if you believe that intuitive information should come to you in a particular way -- as words that pop into your ear, for example, or as visual images.

If you can free yourself from these limiting notions and accept that intuitive information comes to you in your own natural, unique style, it will help you open the doors to intuitive wisdom. Knowing your particular intuitive style, you can more easily recognize intuitive information when it appears.

And this wisdom can help you heal, stay well, grow emotionally and spiritually, and be of help to others.

Intuitive Styles

While intuition appears uniquely for each person, there are some common styles. Personally, I’ve observed the following:

  • visual: images, usually in the “mind’s eye” but sometimes in actual, physical vision
  • auditory: sounds, usually in the “mind’s ear” but sometimes in actual, physical hearing
  • smell/taste — knowing things based on subtle, often non-physical smell or taste (e.g., when you tell someone, “You smell good!” and they’re not wearing any scent)
  • empathic (emotions) — feeling or knowing the emotions of others
  • kinesthetic (physical body feelings) — receiving information as sensations in the body
  • ”just knowing” — receiving information without knowing how it got there — you just know something.
  • environmental — receiving intuitive information from the world around you, such as messages on billboards or the appearance of particular animals.

Most of us have natural preferences for one or two of these styles. None is better -- they're all of equal value.

How Do I Know What My Intuitive Style Is?

So how do you know what your intuitive style is? Practice stillness so that you can perceive the small, delicate tendrils of intuitive knowing. Then pay attention. Notice how the intuitive information came to you. For example:

  • Do you “just know” that something is going to turn out alright? (Just knowing)
  • Do you get “gut feelings?” (Kinesthetic)
  • Do you have a “small, still voice” within that gives you information or advice? (Auditory)
  • Do you find that the appearance of a particular animal seem to correlate with specific circumstances or outcomes or communicate a particular message? (Environmental)
  • Do images appear in your mind’s eye that give you symbolic or actual information or advice?(Visual)

Have fun with this!

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Working with the Feet, A Powerful Threshold to Earth Energy

--by Nancy Hausauer


Your humble feet are so important energetically. As Jan Phillips says in Divining the Body, “Our feet are sacred portals, thresholds over which great energy enters us from Mother Earth.”

I remember an energy healing session that I had some years ago, when I was experiencing intense anxiety. At the point I finally sought help, my energy was a mess, extremely unbalanced, and I was anxious to the point of being non-functional.

The healer had me widen the chakras on the soles of my feet to the size of dinner plates, allowing me to reconnect strongly to the earth energy. After just that one session, my energy never again got that unbalanced. (Thanks, Peggy!)

I almost always work with peoples’ feet during healing sessions. For example:

Physical Massage/Holding

Just massaging or holding the feet can be a powerful way to bring people into their bodies, calm them, and help them ground and reconnect to earth energy. Other forms of physical comfort such as heat can also be helpful.

Working with the First Chakra

Feet are related to the first chakra. Working directly on the 1st chakra isn’t possible (in that you would never place your hands directly on a client’s body in the area of the 1st chakra). Working with the feet provides a good direct alternative and is grounding, calming and very supportive for the root chakra.

Opening Foot Chakras/Working with Ground Chakra

There are also important chakras in the soles of the feet themselves. Either working in the field or working directly with the physical soles of the feet, you can open the foot chakras to help your client bring in more earth energy.

K1 and Li3

Two important acu-points are Kidney 1 (sole of foot) and Liver 3 (top of foot) By holding both of these simultaneously, you can create a strong energy flow. The locations are illustrated here:

Kidney 1

Liver 3

Guided Exercises/Meditation

As I’m doing any of these techniques, I often verbally guide people to open their foot chakras, feel the energy flow, connect to earth energy, etc.

Home Care

I often encourage people to pamper their feet with self-massage (tennis balls are good for this), foot baths, and really comfortable footwear.

Do you work with the feet in your sessions, or with yourself? If so, how?

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Energy Healing for Grief: Caring for the Bereaved

----by Nancy Hausauer


Energy healing can play an important role in supporting people when they’ve lost a loved one.

Grief is a normal human process, something we all go through. So the goals of energy healing for grief shouldn’t be to “heal” it, since it’s a normal process.

Provide Comfort And Keep The Energy Moving

Energy healing should lean more to providing comfort and a bit of respite, and to keeping the already-wavelike energy of grief moving. Because like all emotions, grief is meant to move through us, not get stuck in our energy field or our physical body.

Support Spiritual Growth

Grieving provides a powerful opportunity for spiritual growth. We shouldn’t seek it out for this reason—-all of us will have enough opportunities for mourning. But supporting a grieving person’s spiritual growth is another valid goal of energy work for the bereaved. Personally, I believe that deep grief prepares us for greater service to others. Having experienced profound loss, we can be more compassionate to others. Our hearts are softened, opened. We feel our connection to the rest of humanity. We open to the non-material world. We shed our masks and reassess our lives and what is truly important to us. We are prepared for new growth. Since grieving is something none of us can avoid, it's good to know that there can be spiritual gifts in it.

Provide A Safe Space For Feelings

Another important aspect of using energy work for grief is to help people understand that grieving has its own timetable. In Western culture, we tend to think people should be all fine and dandy in a month or two or even less. People need to be supported in not feeling weird because they're not done mourning in a time frame that's convenient and comfortable for others. Part of your work will be to provide a safe space for your client to acknowledge the reality of where they are emotionally.

The Comfort Of Touch

Mourning has a strong physical component, so physical touch can be very helpful. Just holding someone’s head, with your fingertips gently at their occiput (base of the skull) can be extremely comforting. Holding your hands on either side of their heart (back and front) can also be very comforting, if they're OK with touch that intimate.

Continue reading for more specific ideas for helping the bereaved with energy healing.

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Cultivating Greater Awareness of the Energy

--by Nancy Hausauer


A reader recently asked "how to know if you can sense subtle energy."

The short answer: No need to wonder. You can.

You Already Sense Subtle Energy

I believe that everyone can sense subtle energy, and that we do it all the time. We just don't call it that.

Most of us have sensed another person's cheerful or sad mood, felt the tenor of a happy or tense crowd, encountered a person or a place that we immediately liked or disliked intensely. You have probably read a friend’s face or voice when s/he has said, “Yeah, I’m doing great!” and you’ve known that s/he is not. You may have seen someone who seems to have a subtle gray cloud over their face or someone who seems to have a light in their eyes. You may recall a time when a situation or person or something that was said gave you a chill, either in a good way or a bad way. Some people may give you an immediate sense of peace, while others may make you feel tense or agitated. Almost everyone has noticed that someone seems “radiant.”

That’s the energy, folks. It's not esoteric or technical or woo-woo to perceive it. It's just plain HUMAN to sense energy.

Of course, as with any human attribute, some people seem to have particular strengths in this area. Others develop greater skill in sensing energy through study and practice. But everyone has the basic ability.

You might enjoy taking this day to notice the ways that you already discern subtle energy. In particular, pay attention to your body. It's a reliable reader of energy. Learn to understand its language. (For example, I often get a pleasant shiver down the back of my head, neck and upper back when someone says something that’s important and true, always an energetically powerful moment. It’s a kind of YES! response.)

If you want to take it farther, this page will give you a good start:

Sensing Subtle Energy .


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Joy As Medicine: The Energy Healing Lesson of Early Summer

----by Nancy Hausauer

Maypole Dancing

Western culture is, for the most part, waaaaaaay too joy-deprived. I don't mean thrill-deprived. Cheap thrills are a dime a dozen. I mean genuine, deep-seated, heart-centered joy.

To me, this is a culture-wide second chakra deficiency. We tend to work too hard, minimize the need for pleasure and fun, and trivialize or even demonize what I would call simple, animal joy -- the joy of being alive, the joy of just being.

That's why I love the Celtic holiday of Beltane. Coming on May 1, it marks the beginning of the beginning of summer. A fertility holiday, it was traditionally, celebrated with bonfires. Farm animals were decorated and blessed. Rituals to promote fertility (life force and creativity) were observed.

Where I live, this season is glorious. The leaves on the trees have come back all fresh and green, the bushes and bulbs are ablaze with color, the air is sweet with perfume from all the "green people."

For me, it's a yearly call to be joyful, a reminder that joy is more than a luxury. For those of us who tend to be over-serious and fun-challenged, it's a medicine. For energy healers, it's especially important to cultivate joy. We need to feed and balance our energy so we can keep doing the work we do without depleting ourselves.

How about you? Are you fun-deprived? Has it been too long since you felt joyful just to be alive?

Here are some ideas for "joy medicine":

  • Make a list of things that give you joy, and DO THEM! (Here are more explicit instructions for making your personal "Joyful Life Map.")
  • Learn more about your second chakra and how to support and nourish it.
  • Taking a cue from the Beltane bonfires, ask yourself, "What 'lights my fire'?" Journal about it. Pick one or two things that stand out and do them.
  • Take a break from your responsibilities and do something purely for pleasure and fun.
  • Stop and breathe in the energy of the season.
  • Celebrate your own beauty.
  • Feed all five senses with beauty and pleasure.
  • If you have small children or an animal companion, let them show you how to find joy in simple things.
  • Create something. Creation is an expression of life force, and it feeds both the second chakra and our joy in being alive.

Have fun! -- Nancy

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Energy Fields: You're Not Just Imagining Them

--by Nancy Hausauer


Sometimes it's hard being an energy worker. You feel things or see things that most other people aren’t aware of. I know that I've definitely taken some flack for my views and my work.

Fortunately, it doesn't happen too often, but when it does, it's painful. People who are skeptical or even hostile to the idea of subtle energy are usually at least marginally polite in person. But when skeptics aren't face to face with you, for example when they're expressing their views in writing or on Facebook, they can be painfully caustic.

So it always warms my heart to remember that science is beginning to be on our side.

In his book Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis, cellular biologist James Oschman says:

"In the current era of rapid scientific progress, many of the concepts we were absolutely certain about 20 years ago are not longer true at all. But of all the tales of exploration and discovery that could be told, none is more fascinating than the story of the human energy field. In a few decades, scientists have gone from a conviction that there is no such thing as energy fields in and around the human body to an absolute certainty that they exist."

He goes on to describe in detail the discovery of the electro-magnetic field that emanates from the human heart. New technology now allows scientists to measure this field as far away from the physical body as 15 feet.

Scientists next found that the brain emitted an electro-magnetic field as well, although not nearly as strong as the heart's. More research led to the discovery that all of the organs, including the muscles, have "biomagnetic" fields that spread throughout the body and into the space around the body. These biomagnetic fields, it turned out, are often better indicators of events taking place within the body than are traditional electrical measurements on the skin's surface.

That's hard science, folks.

So next time you're feeling self-doubt about the work you do or the sensations your feeling when you work with someone's field, remember:

Science supports you.

Love and light,

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Switching the Joy Current ON (A Teaching Story)

(Or, Sometimes Miracles Do Happen)

--by Nancy Hausauer


I tend to keep my expectations for people modest, especially for people with grave illnesses, but you never know. Recently, I’ve been part of an experience with a client that has blown me completely away.

A Negative Prognosis

My client had been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer and given a negative prognosis about 7 months earlier. The cancer was inoperable and not treatable by conventional radiation or chemo. Understandably, her diagnosis had been very hard for her. She was still young and nowhere near ready to give up life. She’d experienced a lot of difficulty during her life and couldn’t help but wonder why the universe seemed to be singling her out for such harsh treatment yet again.

However, although being in a receiving position was hard for her, she opened herself to help from a wide range of sources. She was receiving weekly energy healing from myself and a Reiki practitioner (despite not believing in it), plus bi-monthly massages. More conventionally, she was seeing an oncologist, receiving a new kind of chemotherapy and seeing a talk therapist. On top of that, her friends were surrounding her with love and prayer and lots of practical support. A few months passed like this.

Where Did It Go?

By December, this woman whose own GP estimated that she would be gone by fall was looking good, feeling hopeful and swimming a mile and a half a couple of times a week. Amazingly, although the original x-rays had shown two small masses and one large one in her lung, a later X-ray and CT scan showed no sign of the large mass. Since the chemotherapy she’s getting is supposed to halt the spread of cancer, at best, but not reduce it, her oncologist was having a hard time processing this information.

Along the way, in addition to the cancer, she had been diagnosed with an aneurism, and then told by her doctor that this must have been a mistake, as the x-ray upon later examination didn’t show any signs of it. She had also been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, which she was later declared free of.

It seemed like she was just shaking off these profound, life-threatening imbalances in her body.

But beyond this, she was also shaking off the sadness and sense of adversity that had dogged her for her entire adult life. . . finish reading this teaching story here.

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Career Advancement: Elevate Your Work Life With Energy Healing

--by Nancy Hausauer

“BricklayerOften when we think of energy healing, we think of healing the physical body. But energy healing can be applied to any aspect of your life. For many of us, a part of our lives that could really use some energy healing is our job or career.

Here's an energy healing routine that you can use to elevate and improve your work life.

  • Clear the energy of your workspace at the start of your work-week. If you have a window, open it and let in fresh air. If not, open an imaginary window and flood your space with imaginary fresh air and sunlight. Hold the intention to have the real or imaginary air and light clear and elevate the energy in your space. (Do this much more often if you meet with or treat people in your workspace.)
  • At the start of each workday, calibrate your energy. Ground and center and surround yourself with light, or do any other exercise or technique that lifts and clears your energy field.
  • Touch your heart chakra (in the center of your chest at heart level) to remind you to stay heart-centered.
  • Touch your third eye (between and slightly above your eyebrows) to help you think clearly and stay above petty work-place issues.
  • Set an intention for the day. This could be a work goal or something more general such as the intention to be courteous and calm to others, or to maintain a balance between your own wellbeing and the demands of your job. Write it down and look at it occasionally throughout the day.
  • It's easy to get lost in workaday details, so occasionally remind yourself about the highest purpose of the work you're doing. Every job has a higher purpose, beyond the actual tasks that need to be done.

    For example, if you work in the accounting department of a university, you're not just balancing numbers. You're maintaining order and coherence and helping people make the world a better place by employing the gift of their intellect. If you clean houses, you’re helping maintain and elevate the energy of peoples’ homes, which has a tremendous impact on the harmony in their personal lives and the good they’re able to do in the external world.

Most of us spend so much time at work. It’s important that it support us energetically, and vice versa. What’s the higher purpose of your work? What do you do to keep your job highly calibrated?

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Consciousness-Shifting Exercise for Energy Healers

--by Nancy Hausauer


A friend introduced me to the work of Rupert Spira about six months ago and I’ve found his teaching to be remarkably clear on the nature of consciousness/reality. That may sound pretty esoteric, and you may be wondering what it has to do with energy healing, but in my mind it has everything to do with energy healing.

Energy healing works from a different model of reality than the dominant cultural model of philosophical materialism. Philosophical materialism, to put it simplistically, holds 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 as with most things, we get better at this consciousness-shifting thing with practice.

I think this short video from Rupert Spira, in particular the “I am the body/I am aware of the body” exercise, is extremely useful for energy healers. It not only helps to develop the ability to shift consciousness/reality models, but also can help us move into a higher energy state to prepare for doing energy work. If you pay close attention, you may be able to feel your energy shift when you go into “I am aware of the body” mode.

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Enjoy! —Nancy

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The Lesson of the Spring Equinox: Silence And Stillness As Medicine

--by Nancy Hausauer

Spring Flowers

The Spring Equinox – March 20 in the Northern Hemisphere – is the solar event that marks the official beginning of Spring. At the Equinox, day and night, light and dark, are perfectly balanced. I like to imagine a single moment when they're poised, motionless, in absolute peace.

Stillness and silence are powerful healers. My body drinks them in like medicine, when I can get them.

Even before I was an energy healer, I unconsciously used stillness and silence as medicine. During a difficult period of my life, I started attending “unprogrammed” Quaker meeting: a whole, beautiful hour of nearly silent worship. On good Sundays, a deep feeling of peace would descend on the group in that profound, intentional, luminous silence. Slowly, Sunday by Sunday, silence by silence, my emotional wounds healed.

For energy healers, stillness is important not just for personal healing, but also as a foundational part of our practices. The cocoon of peace that we create in a healing has profound benefits for our clients. It allows their bodies to rest and rebalance, their natural self-healing energies to activate, and their intuition to surface.

It's also a doorway to our own intuition. When I’m doing a healing, particularly if I’m at a moment when I’m unsure what to do next, if I allow myself to pause and sink into a moment of deep, undirected stillness, information for my client or a direction for the healing always arises. Often the results are profound.

But it can be hard to find stillness. Even if we can find a quiet, calm place and time, I know from personal experience that it's difficult to stop the persistent internal chatter: what shall we have for dinner, need to call mom and dad, need to send a card to. . .

But we have to do it.

For everyone, taking regular time for stillness is important. For energy healers, it's absolutely critical. Make space in your life for daily meditation, a moment of bed-time prayer, a walk in the woods, a quiet vacation or personal retreat. You give a lot to others, and you have to replenish the well.

So -- how can you incorporate more stillness in your life? I encourage you to take a few moments to think seriously about this and commit to a plan in your journal or planner.

Happy Spring! -- Nancy

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