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Energy Healing Is An Invitation
To Transform Your Life

--by Nancy Hausauer


Energy healing is an invitation to reclaim your connection with the Sacred, expand and shift your conscious awareness and transform your everyday life.



Energy healing is an invitation to reclaim your connection with the Sacred, expand and shift your conscious awareness and transform your everyday life.



Advice On Working With Roles and Boundaries

--by Nancy Hausauer

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Most energy healers are natural people-helpers. We naturally want to make things better for others. That's great, but it can lead us astray sometimes, causing us to over-step our bounds, for example offering advice in areas for which we're not trained or experienced.

Staying Within Our Scope Of Practice

Energy healing should always be viewed as a complementary therapy. Those of us who are not licensed professionals such as medical doctors or mental health professionals should not be trying to do their work.

  • We should always encourage our clients to seek appropriate medical care for medical issues and a mental health professional's care for psychological concerns.

  • We should never discourage clients from following the advice of these professionals.

  • We shouldn't offer diagnoses about anything outside the realm of energy, if even that. (Really, we shouldn't be aiming at curing or fixing at all. That's the medical model, and we energy healers do much better by working from within our own distinct model of healing.)

Understand Transference And Counter-Transference

Energy healers also need to be aware of the phenomenon of transference. Transference is when clients receiving treatment from any therapists, including energy healers, unconsciously redirect or transfer feelings and desires about a significant person (e.g. a parent) toward the therapist. Often the feelings stem from childhood experiences. Transference can show up in many ways, including anger, seeking to please, seeking to provoke a particular response, needing affirmation or strong feelings of love or even sexual desire.

Counter-transference can also happen, in which the therapist may find her- or himself having inexplicably strong feelings about or emotional entanglement with a client.

If transference or counter-transference happens and can't be managed within the therapeutic setting, we need to sensitively transfer the client to another therapist.

Power Dynamics

Finally, we should be very aware that people come to us for help, which places us in a position of power. We should take a solemn vow to use that power responsibly and to equalize the power relationship with our clients wherever we can. We should aim to empower people, to help them see themselves and their gifts clearly, and to support them in finding their own voice and their own answers.

Our work can only be as strong as our ethics.

Namaste, Nancy

This is from the new book I'm working on, tentatively titled, "So You Want To Be An Energy Healer: Insight, Tools And Encouragement For The New Practitioner." Although it's aimed specifically at new and aspiring healers, I think it'll have a lot for practitioners at any stage. --Nancy


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Wishing You A Radiant New Year

Winter reflection

I wish you a new year full of peace and hope, magic and sacredness, rest and growth.

And I wanted to share these lovely Spiritually Literate New Year's Resolutions" with you.

—With love, Nancy




Wishing You The Essence of Christmas


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Whatever you are doing or celebrating ,

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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All Healing Is Self-Healing

--by Nancy Hausauer

This is from the new book I'm working on, tentatively titled, "So You Want To Be An Energy Healer: Insight, Tools And Encouragement For The New Practitioner." I'm hoping to get it done next year. --Nancy

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Energy healing can be daunting—if you think that you're in charge. If you think you're the one doing the healing for someone else, it's a heavy burden.

But you can put that burden down and approach each session with a light heart, because you're not really in charge. All healing is self-healing. You, as "the healer" only support, amplify and possibly accelerate the innate healing powers and processes of the person you're working with.

You see, each of has a genius for self-healing and self-balancing. Our bodies do it naturally, all the time. It's called homeostasis.

When we offer someone a healing session, we're just giving them a little nudge in the right direction. That's why it's best not to overdo it. We want to give each person the least intervention possible.

Someone wrote to me once asking about an experience in which he had tried to "push" energy into his ailing wife. She felt terrible afterward. That's because he was trying to be a hero and save the day for her. He was trying to do more, instead of less. His intention was good, but his wife's response illustrates the importance of using the lightest hand possible in order to activate your client's own amazing powers of self-healing.

If you and your client were a race car team, your client would be the driver and you would be the pit crew. You are an important part of the team, but the main event is your client's own internal process.

Implications For Energy Workers

  • Remember to check your ego—and any anxiety you may have—at the treatment room door.
  • Believe in, and mentally bow to, your client's truly astonishing ability to re-balance and come back to a state of flow and equilibrium.
  • Use a light hand in your work. The least amount of intervention is usually the best amount.
  • Trust that your clients nearly always know the answers to their questions and carry the solutions to their problems within. Listen carefully, either with your physical ears or your intuitive ears, because they'll often tell you outright what needs to happen for them to heal! Then you can just reflect those answers and solutions back to them.
  • Relax. As I keep saying, you'll do better work!

Namaste, Nancy


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Change Your Focus To Change Your Life


If you're not happy, if you're ill, if things aren't going your way -- change your focus. Just outside your front door, there could be an ocean of love; an orchard of abundance; a well-lit pathway back to wellness; a sparkling river of happiness that will quench a deep thirst. Maybe it's your eyes you need to change, not your surroundings.


If you're not happy, if you're ill, if things aren't going your way -- change your focus. Just outside your front door, there could be an ocean of love; an orchard of abundance; a well-lit pathway back to wellness; a sparkling river of happiness that will quench a deep thirst. Maybe it's your eyes you need to change, not your surroundings.

How To Make Unconditional Positive Regard The Heart Of Every Session


--by Nancy Hausauer

This is from the book I'm working on, provisionally titled, "So You Want To Be An Energy Healer: Insight, Tools And Encouragement For The New Practitioner." I hope to finish it by early summer. --Nancy

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Hands-on energy healing

When we go into an energy healing session with someone, we need to switch into a mode of unconditional positive regard (UPR). This means we fully trust that the person we're working with

  • is good
  • means well
  • is doing their best
  • has within them vast resources for self-healing.

It doesn't mean that you have to approve of everything they do. But no matter what, you trust their capacity for personal growth and evolution. You bear witness to the presence and reality of their highest self, and in doing so help them step into that state or energetic organization.

There's no formula for doing it, and it's not something you can play-act. It has to be a deep-rooted attitude, a basic orientation that you bring into the treatment room with you.


Some of the ways you can demonstrate unconditional positive regard include

  • being interested in them
  • deep listening
  • eye contact
  • willingness to go slow and allow spaces of silence in conversation
  • suspension of judgement
  • allowing differences
  • keeping your own self-interest, opinions and biases in check
  • making it clear you trust their innate wisdom and ability to heal and rebalance
  • helping them reframe negative comments or opinions about themselves.

Some of the many benefits of UPR are:

  • It creates an atmosphere of safety for the recipient. They can let down their guard and relax deeply.
  • It allows recipients to develop greater self-acceptance and a belief in their own fundamental goodness.
  • It helps them recalibrate their energy and access their highest selves.
  • It encourages them to tap into their own wisdom, insight and resources and trust themselves to be able to solve their own problems.

Some Fine Points

A couple of things to be noted about unconditional positive regard.

  • Don't try to be a talk therapist if you aren't properly trained and licensed. You can do more harm than good by straying beyond your scope of practice.
  • Unconditional positive regard can be hard to maintain with close family and friends. These are complex, layered relationships. Just do your best.
  • Don't try to maintain a perfect record of UPR outside the treatment room. It's not even clear that it is emotionally healthy to try to maintain it all the time. Experiment with it in your daily life if you wish, but don't expect it of yourself.

Wishing you the highest good in all you do, Nancy


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Ways To Incorporate More Gratitude And Appreciation Into Your Life


--by Nancy Hausauer

If you're in the U.S., you'll be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday. Whether or not Thursday's an official holiday in your country, counting your blessings is a reliable way to elevate your energy and your life.

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A sense of gratitude generates positive energy. You can literally see someone's energy change when they shift from negative thoughts to gratitude or appreciation. (Try it!) Thankfulness clears and expands your energy, redirects your consciousness, builds your light body, and strengthens your connection to the rest of Being.

It's a basic tenet of energy healing that "energy flows where attention goes." So when you focus on negatives, you feed that with your energy. When you redirect your attention to what you're grateful for and what's going right, you feed THAT with your energy.

Ways To Incorporate More Gratitude And Appreciation Into Your Life

  • Observe your thoughts, speech and behavior. How much of these are negative or complaining, how much positive and appreciating?
  • At night before you fall asleep or first thing in the morning (or both), reflect on things you're thankful for (or appreciate).
  • Keep a daily gratitude journal. Alternatively, in the evening write down three good things that happened that day, describing them in some detail.
  • Be sure to notice and appreciate things you may normally take for granted, like clean air and water. (I hope you have these.)
  • Give thanks when things are going well, and more importantly, when they aren't. Even in hard times, there are plenty of things that are going right. You can always appreciate the air coming into and out of your lungs.
  • Regularly voice your appreciation to family and friends, for things both small and large.
  • Pick some aspect of your life you usually find fault with. Switch your perspective and focus on its merits.
  • Practice any or all of these things for 30 days. You'll establish new, more positive habits of mind. Notice how this changes your life.


I wish all of us a warm home, enough to eat, health, peace, safety, the love of family and friends—and the blessing of a grateful heart. -- Nancy

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Why You Should Honor Your Heart's Desires



Your heart-felt passions and desires deserve to be honored and tended. NEED to be honored and tended, so that the evolutionary principle, the intelligence, the love, the MAGIC they hold deep within them can be born.


Your heart-felt passions and desires deserve to be honored and tended. They NEED to be honored and tended, so that the evolutionary principle, the intelligence, the love, the MAGIC they hold deep within them can be born.

Cultivating your deeply felt desires, or the underlying needs that they represent, shouldn't be an afterthought. They shouldn't be something to take care of after you've taken care of everyone and everything else. Something important is wanting to come into the world through them. Put them near the top of your to-do list. Take a step toward realizing your passions every day. They matter. You matter.

What will you do, today, to honor what your heart deeply longs for?

Namaste,

Nancy

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