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Walking At The Edge Of The Known World


Energy healing will bring you face to face with life's great mysteries.



Energy healing will bring you face to face with the "Big Questions."Will you get answers? Maybe, maybe not. But what a privilege it is to work so close to life's great mysteries.



How To Send Energy Healing To Others


--by Nancy Hausauer

Light

Sometimes there are situations we want to help, but have no direct way of doing so. In that case, we can send healing energy to the situation. Before I share some ways to do this, a few caveats:

In general, you should get someone's permission before sending healing energy to anyone.

However, it's OK to send energy to a general situation without asking. Also, there are times when it just isn't practical to ask. For example, when I pass a car crash or when an ambulance passes, I briefly send healing energy for those involved. I keep it general--sending energy for their highest good.

The more individualized and personal your intent, the more extensive the healing session, the more important it is to ask permission. Common sense is the key here.

How To Send Healing Energy

In my experience, different types of energy healing and different spiritual traditions have slightly different techniques for sending healing energy, but at the foundation of all of them is intention.

Praying for someone is a form of sending healing energy. So is mentally sending good wishes. Quakers say they are "holding someone in the light." If you have a spiritual tradition, I recommend using the form of sending healing energy that's familiar to you. If you don't have a tradition to rely on, here's a technique to try:

  • Sit in a quiet place and meditate or ground/center/become still. Visualize yourself surrounded by white light.

  • Set an intention to work for the highest good of the person or situation in need. Don't specify a particular outcome--we can't know what's truly best for another.

  • Light a candle, sound a bell, or perform some other act that allows you to define a beginning and end to your session.

  • Close your eyes and visualize the person you wish to send energy to (I find it easier to visualize someone in motion rather than still); or get a felt sense of them; or if they are less familiar to you, just hold their name in your mind. Picture or feel them in a state of serene contentedness.

  • Send an intention to support and amplify their highest good. Visualize them surrounded by white light. Hold them in this light for as long as feels right.

  • End the session by taking a deep breath and re-centering. Notice your breathing and the sensations you're experiencing. Open your eyes and conclude by blowing out the candle or sounding the bell.


Of course, there are many other ways you can send healing energy. You don't need to follow a formula. Trust yourself.


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Wishing You A Beautiful 2020

As 2020 peeks over the horizon, I wish you a new year full of peace and hope, magic and sacredness, growth, healing and reconciliation.

Reflection of bare branches in late

Also, I want to share these lovely Spiritually Literate New Year's Resolutions with you.

—With love and stubborn hope, Nancy





Wishing You The Highest Good


Evergreen with snow


Whatever you are celebrating this week,

I wish you hope, miracles, serenity, love, and light.

And I wish us all Peace and Righteousness on Earth.

Love, Nancy



Let Nature Heal You


Next time you go out into Nature, slow down and allow yourself to feel your unity with it. Allow your mind to rest in Nature's wisdom, your heart to be nourished by its beauty, your body to be sustained by its magnificent life force.



Next time you go out into Nature, slow down and allow yourself to feel your unity with it. Allow your mind to rest in Nature's wisdom, your heart to be nourished by its beauty, your body to be sustained by its magnificent life force.



Use Aromatherapy to Stay Energetically On Track This Holiday Season

--by Nancy Hausauer

Frangrance-rich clementines

We're into the holiday season now, and it's time to take a break from all the hustle and bustle!

I'm a big advocate of using essential oils to clear and raise your energy. Essential oils, like homeopathy, are a form of vibrational medicine. That means that their effect goes beyond the physical realm, into the energetic/vibrational realm.

Most of us can use a little energetic support during this season, so here are some easy and fun ideas that use aromatherapy.


Essential Oils for the Holidays

If you've got essential oils, I encourage you to get them out and have some fun playing with combinations in your diffuser (or in a pan of water kept on very low heat on the stove).

  1. Oils such as lavender, chamomile, geranium, yang yang, sandalwood, cedarwood or patchouli are great for calming and smoothing your energy. (I love a cedar wood lavender combination to support sleep.)
  2. Clary sage, melissa, orange, lemon verbena, bergamot, and lemongrass are good to lift your spirits.
  3. Cinnamon, clove, ginger, allspice, citrus and evergreen scents help to conjure up the positive energetics of "winter holidays."


Other Aromatherapy Ideas to Scent Your Holidays

But even if you don't have essential oils--they can be expensive--there are ways to lift your spirits and your energy with scent. Here are some ideas. I can almost guarantee they'll make you and your family smile.

  • Bring branches of evergreen trees into the house for decoration. Don't have any in your yard? Wait for a storm and go out collecting.
  • Mull apple cider with traditional spices: a cinnamon stick, a few buds of clove, a few allspice berries, and a bit of orange zest.
  • Peel an orange, saving the peel. Eat the orange and take pieces of the peel into the room(s) you wish to scent. Bend the peel, pointing it away from you, so that the oil sprays out into the room.
  • Bake cookies, which spreads the lovely, calming odor of vanilla throughout the house.
  • Burn a pure beeswax candle. It exudes a subtle aroma of honey. (Thank you, bees.)
  • Take a walk outdoors in the fresh air, focusing on the scent.

You can learn more about using aromatherapy and essential oils here.

I wish you an energetically nurturing and beautifully scented holiday season.

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Kindling Hope: Another Essential Life Skill

--by Nancy Hausauer

Candle in night sky

Hope is indispensable nourishment for the spirit. Even science now affirms that hope helps us heal. So here's a roundup of quotes from a range of wise teachers, to help you keep hope alive. It's a fundamental skill for living.

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Deep trust in life is not a feeling but a stance that you deliberately take. It is the attitude we call courage.

-- Brother David Steindl-Rast

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What if everything is interconnected? What if … there's an intimate connection between what happens inside and what happens outside? What if we're part of a living universe?

If we are, then despair is illogical. That doesn't mean we suddenly, magically have a plan to stop deforestation in the Amazon, but we can follow a plan beyond our conceiving as each step is offered us. That seeing is a heart function. When the mind doesn't know how to get from Point A to Point B, at least we can recognize the next step toward a destination that the heart knows exists. . . . . The mind says, "How could we ever get there? Look at all of the obstacles! . . . It's impractical, naïve, unrealistic." And that is simply because the mind (if you grew up in modern society) has been immersed in a logic of separation.

-- Charles Eisenstein, The Amazon: How Do We Heal A Burning Heart?

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When it is raining, we think there is no sunshine. But if we fly in an airplane and go through the clouds, we rediscover the sunshine. We see that the sunshine is always there. In a time of anger or despair, our love is still there also. Our capacity to communicate, forgive, be compassionate is still there.

-- Thich Nhat Hanh

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What we have before us are some breathtaking opportunities disguised as insoluble problems.

--John W. Gardner

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In my own worst seasons I've come back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window. And then another: my daughter in a yellow dress. And another: the perfect outline of a full, dark sphere behind the crescent moon. Until I learned to be in love with my life again. Like a stroke victim retraining new parts of the brain to grasp lost skills, I have taught myself joy, over and over again.

--- Barbara Kingsolver, High Tide in Tucson

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But hope is not about what we expect. It is an embrace of the essential unknowability of the world, of the breaks with the present, the surprises. Or perhaps studying the record more carefully leads us to expect miracles -- not when and where we expect them, but to expect to be astonished, . . . And this is grounds to act."

― Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark

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Wishing you hope -- Nancy


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.

Gratitude Journal graphic

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.

With that in mind, I want to share with you an on-line resource I love and use frequently, Gratefulness.org.

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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There Is An Evolutionary Force In Everything


There is an evolutionary force in everything. Tap into it and you will find your life transformed.



There is an evolutionary force in everything. Tap into it and you will find your life transformed.



Self-Liking As A Fundamental Art Of Living

--by Nancy Hausauer

A smile

In our culture, it seems like most of us are awash in self-judgment and self-criticism most of the time. There's a lot of talk about self-love, but many of us don't even appear to LIKE ourselves much. Which is absurd, because there is so much to like--and love--about most people.

The self-dislike has huge implications, both for our own lives and our sense of ease and happiness in them, as well as for our relationships with others. That's because we often transfer our self-criticism and judgment to others. This is true even (especially?) with the people we love. Our energy gets intertwined with theirs, and so the energy of our self-judgment gets transferred to them as well.

An Exercise To Nurture Self-Liking

So I have an exercise that I think you'll love, and that I believe may be transformative. I'm aiming to do it regularly, and I invite you to do it, too.

  • Sit quietly for a few moments, following your breath. Let your thoughts even out and let calm start to enter your body.

  • When you feel calm and settled, think of a person you really, really like. (It can be easier to choose someone not in your closest circle of friends and loved ones, for the aforementioned reasons about our self-judgment rubbing off onto them.) This should be someone who makes you feel warm and smiley when you think of them.

  • Get an image of them in your mind and allow the warm, smiley energy of liking to grow and spread to your entire body, and then out into your energy field. Don't overthink this; however you do it is fine.

  • Then, allow the image of your person to fade. Often this happens on its own. Let their image fade away so that your mind's eye is empty. However, let the feeling of liking and appreciation to remain.

  • Just allow yourself to sit in this warm, smiley feeling of liking, without an object. Enjoy it. It feels good!

  • What you are doing is sitting with yourself in a state of liking and positive regard. This is a new feeling for many of us! And it is very, very healing.

  • Try to do this for a few minutes every day. Notice if it affects the quality of your life and relationships.


Wishing you unconditional positive self-regard,

Nancy


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