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5 Fresh Ways To Boost Your Creativity

--by Nancy Hausauer

Painting of Isadora Duncan by Abraham Walkowitz, Public Domain via Wikimedia

Who wants to be more creative?

I don't know anyone who'd say "no" to that.

We think of creativity as being the special province of artists, but in reality it's important no matter what line of work you're in. And energy healing can help.

Work with the 5th Chakra and 2nd Chakra to Enhance Creativity

When I'm working with clients who want to enhance their inspiration, imagination, inventiveness and originality, I pay special attention to the second and fifth chakras, the chakras most related to creativity.

Here are links for some easy and fun ways to clear and balance them:

**Ten Down-to-Earth Ways to Clear and Balance Your Fifth Chakra.

**Ten Down-to-Earth Ways to Clear and Balance Your Second Chakra

You can find lots more suggestions in my book, Chakra Care, but the ideas on the website pages above are enough to get you going on your own.

Left-Right Balancing, Another Creativity Booster

Balancing left and right aspects—body, field, brain hemispheres—also supports creativity. The Celtic Weave is a great general technique for left-right balancing. And since most of us are overly reliant on the left hemisphere of our brain, supporting the right brain hemisphere is also usually a good balancer and creativity stimulator.

Binaural Beats — Theta Brain Waves — to Stimulate Creative Juices

A final creativity-boosting tip is brain-wave technology. Theta waves are the signature brain-wave pattern of the creative process.

Audio recordings that embed theta waves behind other sound tracks can entrain your brain into a state of heightened creativity. From personal experience, I can tell you that they really work! (There are a lot of companies that produce recordings using brain-wave technology, also called hemi-synch or binaural beats. My favorite is The Relaxation Company.)

Creativity is fun and juicy and life-supporting and evolutionary. I wish you boatloads. — Nancy

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You Are Designed for Peace and Bliss

--by Nancy Hausauer

Brain scientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

"We are wired to have a peaceful, blissful experience."

These are the words of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a brain scientist who in 1996 suffered a major stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain.

After recovering -- a process that took 8 years -- she wrote a best-selling book, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey. It's a must-read for anyone who's had a stroke, loves someone who's had a stroke, or is even mildly interested in the brain.

Less obviously, it's very interesting for energy healers and others interested in subtle energy.

Switching To Right-Brain Mode, Experiencing The Energy

After the stroke left her without left-brain function, Dr. Taylor shifted into a state that was deeply serene and euphoric. She discovered that she was "wired for peace. . . .for the ability to experience being at one with all that is, being as enormous as the universe."

She describes how after the stroke, she no longer saw herself as a solid. For 8 years, she experienced herself as a fluid existing in a fluid environment.

That sounds to me like she was directly experiencing herself as energy within the larger field of energy. Wow.

Her experience is instructive for energy healers, pointing to the value of cultivating right-brain thinking and perceiving. Being more in right-brain mode can help us shift consciousness so that we can sense the energy more clearly and work with it more powerfully.

We All Have The Capacity For Peace

After 8 years, Dr. Taylor felt like a "solid" again, which I'm guessing is when her left-brain came fully back on-line. At that point she decided that she was recovered, but was still able to retain a lot of her right-brain fluency.

Pre-stroke, she describes herself as an ambitious, career-oriented scientist. After the stroke, her main goal has been to help humanity become more humane and peaceful by sharing her own direct experience that "We all have the capacity for peace if we are willing to go there."

"We are wired to have a peaceful, blissful experience. . . What a different world we could live in if we knew that we could tap into that part of ourselves any time we want."

Thank you, Dr. Taylor.

Here's an interview with her:

Here's the link if your browser doesn't show you the video:

Namaste, Nancy

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Happy New Year!

Ralph Waldo Emerson quote

Wishing You The Essence of Christmas

Evergreen with snow

Whatever you are doing or celebrating this week,

I wish you hope, miracles, serenity and love.

And I wish us all Peace on Earth.

Love, Nancy

How To Cultivate Hope, The Lesson of Midwinter

--by Nancy Hausauer

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice is on the 21st of December. It's a celestial event that helps me keep the flame of my hope alight.

Winter Rest

The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. But it also heralds the return of the light. As soon as the Solstice has passed, the days start to get longer. I love the poetry of that. It reminds me that the light always returns and there is always reason for hope.

Hope is essential. It helps us heal—even science now admits that. Without hope our energy starts shutting down and we close our energetic access to the realm of potential.

On a practical level, we just stop trying. We stop looking for solutions. We just sit and wait for "the inevitable"—and whether we're talking about a personal problem or a global one, that's deadly.

So nurturing and cultivating hope is vitally important. I encourage you and me and all of us to make keeping hope alive an every-day practice. Hope for peace. Hope for love. Hope for healing, for ourselves, our loved ones, our world.

Here are a few ideas to help you become a guardian of the world's hope:

  • Seek out hopeful people, books, movies, etc.
  • Develop a daily ritual to nourish hope.
  • Every time you light a candle, dedicate the act to kindling hope in yourself and in the world.
  • Create an altar as a visual prayer for and nourisher of hope.
  • Think of and share examples from your life or from history when discouraging situations turned around.
  • Create something and allow it to remind you of the boundless creative potential of the universe. Here are some wonderful ideas.
  • Make a point of doing things that lift your spirits and avoiding things that don't.
  • Cultivate a habit of looking for things that are going right. You can do this without blinding yourself to challenges.
  • Don't allow your energy to get depleted. Take good care of yourself, spiritually and physically.
  • Take some time every day to feel the way you want to feel and to visualize the world or your life the way you want it to be.
  • Make the world better for someone, anyone. Even just refrain from being crabby for a day. :-)

Wishing you light, love, peace and hope, Nancy

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Open Your Heart: Gratefulness to the Hidden Ones

--by Nancy Hausauer

Image of postage stamp depicting an earthworm

Opening and refining the heart chakra is a worthy goal for anyone and everyone. Most of the people who come to see me in my private practice, in one way or another, are seeking this.

Here's a beautiful, heart-expanding practice you can use to do that. It focuses on remembering and appreciating beings who normally remain hidden from our consciousness, even though we are closely connected to them.

Gratitude Practice For Expanding Your Heart Chakra

Every day, be mindful of a new being who helps you or has helped you. Take a few moments to be aware of them, to honor them and to silently express gratitude. Once you start, you'll have plenty of ideas, but here are a few ideas to start you out:

  • Choose a tree and appreciate it for creating oxygen for you to breathe.
  • As you put on your shoes, think of the many people who played a part in making them.
  • Before you begin a meal, take a moment to appreciate the many beings who took part in bringing the food to your table, from the animals and vegetables you will be eating, to the farmers and truckers and store owners, etc.
  • When you read something, silently thank the people who taught you to read and the people long, long ago who created an alphabet.
  • As you take a drink of water, give thanks for the people who laid the pipes that bring it to you, and the people who make sure that the water is clean and safe.
  • As you walk in the forest, give thanks for the mycelia (fungal networks) that play such a huge part in a healthy ecosystem.
  • As you walk down the street, appreciate the people who created the sidewalk and the people long ago who invented concrete.
  • When you read a book, take a moment to think of the author as a person who toiled over this work. Think of the many people who played a part in creating the final object.

You get the idea!

This will cultivate your heart chakra and your sense of connectedness in the world. You will realize that many of the people you pass on the street may have helped you in some way, or perhaps their parents or grandparents did. You will have a greater appreciation for the fact that every being on the planet is necessary and deserves honor and respect.

And you will experience the great Web of Being, the energy infrastructure of the universe that supports and connects us all.

Namaste, Nancy

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Make Time for Peace and Joy During the Winter Holidays

--by Nancy Hausauer

Bird bath in winter, photo

The holiday season: all too often, what should be a time of rest and stillness turns into a hustling, bustling stress-a-thon.

To help you stay calm and centered during this season (or any time you need an extra dose of calm), here are some free guided meditations.

Three Minute Breathing Space Meditation

This 3-minute guided mindfulness meditation is like a breath of fresh air.

Here's the link to the audio file: Three Minute Breathing Space Meditation

You can find more good mindfulness meditations on the parent website:

Guided Visualizations with Orin

There are many meditations on this page. I've tried several of them, and all have been good, but for this season I especially recommend "Opening to Receive" and "Joy." You have to scroll down the page a bit to see the links to the meditations.

Here's the link: Meditation Room

"Space Consciousness" with Eckhart Tolle

I suppose this isn't technically a meditation, but it has the same effect on me, bringing me into a profound state of stillness in just a little over a minute. There is a very short intro. Eckhart starts at about 18 seconds.

Here's the link: Space Consciousness with Eckhart Tolle

In addition to the sense of peace it brings, meditation is a great way to develop and re-calibrate your energy field, open yourself to intuitive information, and shift to a more right-brained state of mind (which is more conducive to energy healing).

I hope you take a few minutes to enjoy these this week.--Nancy

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How to Give Yourself an "Acupressure Flu Shot"

--by Nancy Hausauer

Here where I live, in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, cold and flu season is upon us.

Image of a child sick in bed

This easy, four-point acupressure routinetakes only 2 minutes and will strengthen your immune system and improve your chances of avoiding colds and the flu.


Acupuncturist Sara Calabro recommends that you do it twice a day to build your natural resistance.

Note that I'm not encouraging you to NOT get a flu shot. You should work with your medical doctor to determine what your medical needs are. But whatever you decide, the "acupressure flu shot" routine is a great resource for helping you stay well this fall and winter.

The whole website, called "Acutake," is full of fun facts and ideas.

Stay well, Nancy

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How To Manage A Clairvoyant Gift

--by Nancy Hausauer

Credit: Science Museum, London. Wellcome Images John Dee's crystal, used for clairvoyance

Reader Question:

Since I was a kid, strange things have happened to me. I used to have extremely vivid dreams of my future self, and later on they would come true. I often feel stories or messages within objects. When I'm desperately in need, I often get a strong intuition that helps me make the right decision. Also, I understand people deeply and can feel their hearts.

What in the world is this? 

As a kid I got shut down for telling people about these kinds of experiences, but I can't ignore them any longer. I want to tap into what has always been there.

I don't know where to go with any of this, who to talk to, or what even to look for.  Do you have any suggestions?

Nancy's Answer

You're highly intuitive, sounds like both as a clairvoyant and an empath.

It's common for children with strong intuitive gifts to be shut down, so that they repress those gifts. Often this repression of integral parts of the self continues well into middle age or beyond, so it's great you're reclaiming it at this young age.

With intuitive gifts—especially intuitive empathy—the trick is to learn to manage it, so it doesn't overwhelm you. You have to learn to set boundaries so that your gift is sustainable. Otherwise, over time, it can deplete you.

Self care is very important for clairvoyant folks, empaths and other intuitives. You may need to spend more time alone or in nature than less intuitive people. You may need to avoid violent or sad movies and TV. You may need to avoid needy or negative people who drains your energy. You may need to spend more time in meditation or prayer.

Often intuitive gifts run in families, so a close relative may be similarly gifted. Sound out your relatives. They may turn out to be people you can talk to about this and who can help you grow into it.

It's also likely that other intuitive people will come into your life. They're not going to be wearing a T-Shirt that says "I'm highly intuitive!", so keep your "feelers" out for them.

You're still very young and need to grow into your clairvoyant and empathic gifts. At this point, I would say, just observe them. Learn their contours and how to use them in a way that's good for you as well as others.

Do some exploring on my website. You might especially like this page about healer self-care, which is good for empaths and clairvoyants as well.

There are many other resources on the Internet. Look into teacher and publisher Louise Hay and the publishing house "Sounds True."

Your gift is precious and deserves to be treated well, so take care.

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How To Take Control Of The Stories That Shape Your Life

--by Nancy Hausauer

By Aclayartist (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons

We're going into the winter holidays and that means… families. It's a great time to re-evaluate and update the stories you tell yourself about your past--your personal mythology.

We all tell ourselves stories about our past. But these stories about the past come from the past and are often stuck in the past. We recite them, either out loud or in our thoughts, pretty mindlessly. They're habits.

And often our stories about the past don't match our current energetic calibration. We've outgrown the stories — without noticing. It's like having a favorite shirt you just throw on, year after year, never noticing that it's become threadbare and tight.

So it's a good idea to review your stories periodically. To examine them from your current perspective, which is different from when you formed those stories. You're in a different place now, with more experience, more knowledge, more emotional skills, deeper spiritual insight.

Recalibrating our stories about our own pasts—the myths we've created about ourselves—can have a huge impact. It can liberate energy that's stuck in the past and bring our energy up to our current calibration. It can help us get unstuck from mystifying fears and behavior patterns. The effect on our lives, health and emotional well-being can be enormous.

So how can you recalibrate your stories?

Notice the Story

Start by noticing them. Notice what you tell other people, what you insinuate about yourself, your past, what you tell yourself. Especially pay attention when you have a kneejerk response to something. Ask yourself, "What story am I telling myself about this?"

Shake It Loose

When you've noticed a habitual, unconscious story you tell about yourself, play around with it.

  • Play back the events. What were your emotions? Ask someone who was there what they remember, or put yourself in their place and tell the story from their perspective.

  • Can you tell the story differently?

    • Tell the story as if you are the wisest and most loving person you know or can imagine, someone you admire and respect deeply, or of a guardian angel.
    • Or, come up with a radically different telling of the story (that still fits within the facts).
    • Or, check out the work of Byron Katie.

Decide To Start Telling The Story Differently

  • Choose a way to tell the story that supports your highest energetic calibration, a way that supports your spiritual growth and your highest self, or that best supports you being happy and free.
  • Write it down.

Most of our internal stories are long-held habits, so it's likely you will need to be vigilant for a while. Make a commitment to mentally or verbally replace your habitual story with your new, up-calibrated version every time you slip.

Wishing you clarity and freedom —-Nancy

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