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How to Use House-Cleaning As An Energy Healing Tool

--by Nancy Hausauer

It's getting to be that time of year: Spring Cleaning time. Why is spring cleaning (or any major clearing of your home) energetically important?

Clutter

As life coach Martha Beck says, "Our living spaces are basically three-dimensional portraits of our inner lives. You can't de-clutter your living space without de-cluttering your inner life and vice versa."

Hmmm. . . Take a walk through your house. What do you see? How does each room feel? When you come home, what's your general feeling? Do you feel peaceful or agitated when you walk through the door? Does spending time at home make you feel energized or lethargic? Clear or foggy? Cheerful or downcast?

You can use the act of spring cleaning intentionally, to help clean up your energy system, open chakras and support energetic balance and flow. A good cleaning and decluttering can really shift your energy.

And the other way around, if you notice an irresistible urge to clean and declutter, it's usually a sign that your internal energy is in the process of shifting.

You don't have to undertake a whole-house-cleaning, if you don't want to. You can shift a lot of energy just by tackling one room or even one cupboard or drawer.

Or if you're really strapped for time, just clear a single surface, such as a table or shelf, and create an altar or other eye-resting, eye-pleasing spot. This could be as simple as a vase of flowers placed with intention on your cleared surface. It'll help bring more coherence, harmony and order both to your home and your personal energy system.

This is a good example of how you can use any intentionally done activity, no matter how mundane, to heal and support your energy. Everything is energy, everything is connected and intention is a powerful force. So happy cleaning!

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How Energy Healing Can Help

Unveil Our True Nature

Energy healing can help us heal the terrible misperception that we are nothing more than matter by giving us a direct experience of our true, non-material nature.



Our culture teaches us that we are basically nothing more than matter, just glorified machines. This falsehood about our true nature, about the reality of what we are, is deeply wounding and the cause of great suffering. Energy healing can help heal that terrible misperception by giving people a direct experience of their true, non-material nature.



Your Heart's Desires: How To Reconnect When You've Lost Touch

--by Nancy Hausauer

Image of light shining through heart shape

Desire, especially the deep desire that comes from your heart and soul, is a powerful energetic force. It's the life force at work in us and arguably the root of all movement and everything that happens. Desire gives us a trajectory in life. Without it, we can feel lost, rudderless, stuck, like we're spinning our wheels.

Some people seem to be full of desires. They always know what they want, and they go after it. Others of us can get disconnected from our heart's desires, like people with treasure buried in the back yard, but we've lost the map. If that's the case for you, here are some exercises to try:

Four Exercises For Uncovering Your Heart's Desires

  • If you can't identify any deep desires, work with some of your more casual wants. For example, maybe you've been wishing for a new car. Consider this: When we want something, often what we really want is the way we hope it'll make us feel. (Danielle Laporte writes eloquently about this.)Try this exercise based on this idea.

    1. Identify something, anything, that you want. Drill deeper into it. Daydream--vividly--about how you'll feel when you have it. When you've identified those feelings, write them down.

    2. Now brainstorm other ways you might be able to generate those same feelings.

    3. Once you get the hang of that, dream bigger. Have fun with this. Be outrageous and bold. Does anything here inspire you? If so, work with it. If not, you've identified a way you want to FEEL, and that's important information.

  • Try coming at it from the flip side.

    1. Identify some things you DON'T want. What bothers you, annoys you, makes you want to scream? Write those things down.
    2. For each "Don't Want," journal about the most fabulously different situation--including the feelings-- you can imagine. Again, dream big, get detailed, and have fun. You may get some clues to your desires in there.
    3. Get some energy moving by changing some of those "don't-wants"!

  • Pay attention to what you're curious about. Those tendrils of interest are clues to passions that may be hiding or growing in you. Follow up on them. Though not every passing curiosity will lead to a grand passion, a) it's fun; b) it might lead to larger passions; and c) it cultivates our life force and gives us practice in noticing our inner leanings.

  • Check your calendar and to-do list. Are you over-committed, especially to helping other people fulfill their desires? Is your to-do list full of "shoulds"? Duty and passion rarely overlap much. Prune your commitments and to-do list and see what happens.

Practical Suggestions

And finally, if feeling disconnected from your desires has gone on for a long time:

  • Get a health checkup.
  • Get screened for depression.


A final word: Is it possible you're just contented with your life right now? Is so, nothing to be fixed there!

Wishing you joy,

Nancy


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Creative Fire And The Power Of Art

--by Nancy Hausauer

Statue of Apollo's torso

In the Northern Hemisphere, February first (or second) marks the ancient Celtic holiday of Imbolc. It's the beginning of the beginning of Spring. (In the Southern Hemisphere, the beginning of the beginning of Fall.)

In Celtic/Gaelic mythology, the goddess closely associated with Imbolc is Brigid (usually pronounced "Breed"). Brigid is associated, among other things, with blacksmithing, home and hearth, and poetry. On first glance, this seems like a motley assortment, but there's a common thread there in fire and creativity.

I'm not much of a blacksmith, but I love poetry and take pretty much any opportunity to celebrate it. I believe that poetry, like all art, has strong energetic properties, healing us and calling us to a higher vibration.

So today, as an Imbolc offering, I want to share a favorite poem. Written by the great German poet Rainer Maria Rilke and translated by Stephen Mitchell, it describes an ancient Greek statue, deeply damaged but still holding its original energetic force. The poem defies a simple explanation, but I love its themes of the transformative power of art, wholeness despite superficial brokenness, the holographic nature of existence, the consciousness dwelling in everything. And of course, the breath-taking shift of the last line.

To me, the poem both describes and embodies creative fire, and it always gives me a visceral surge of energy. (The image above, by the way, is an archaic torso of Apollo, but not the one that Rilke was describing.)

Archaic Torso of Apollo

by Rainer Maria Rilke, tr. Stephen Mitchell

We cannot know his legendary head
with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso
is still suffused with brilliance from inside,
like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low,

gleams in all its power. Otherwise
the curved breast could not dazzle you so, nor could
a smile run through the placid hips and thighs
to that dark center where procreation flared.

Otherwise this stone would seem defaced
beneath the translucent cascade of the shoulders
and would not glisten like a wild beast's fur:

would not, from all the borders of itself,
burst like a star: for here there is no place
that does not see you. You must change your life.


In this beautiful, wise season of early spring, I hope you find poetry and art that heals you and calls you to a higher vibration. And I hope that you exercise some of your own creative fire as well. — Nancy

You may also enjoy this page about the energetic properties of art on The Energy Healing Site.


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Energy Healing and Intuition: 4 New Pages For You To Enjoy

Intuitive Healing word cloud

I've been on a page-publishing spree on The Energy Healing Site! I think you'll like my new series on using intuition in energy work:

  • Intuitive Healing

    Intuitive healing plays a big part in the work of many energy healers. Learn about it here.

  • What Is Intuition?

    What is intuition and how do we recognize it when it shows up? How do we tell it from fear, ego, an over-active imagination or wishful thinking?

  • Developing Intuition

    Developing intuition is a worthy goal for anyone, but especially for energy healers. Learn 20 ideas for opening and expanding your natural abilities--yes, we all have intuitive powers!

  • How To Manage A Clairvoyant Gift

    A young clairvoyant and empath asks Nancy "What in the world is this? Where should I go with this?"

You may also like these older pages:


  • Understanding Your Intuitive Style

    Learning about your unique intuitive style will help you both in your healing work with others and in your own personal life.

  • Understanding Non-Local Experiences

    Understand non-local experiences and non-local consciousness, such as hunches, clairvoyance, premonitions, synchronistic events, precognitive dreams, intuition, and remote viewing.


Intuition is so important for energy healers. I strongly encourage you to honor and support yours.

Warmly, Nancy


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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

Image of wooden fence

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


Evergreen with snow


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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