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You Can Relax

Don't try too hard. You can trust the energy to go where it needs to go and do what it needs to do. You can trust that you will receive the information you need to know. You can relax.

Don't try too hard. You can trust the energy to go where it needs to go and do what it needs to do. You can trust that you will receive the information you need to know. You can relax.

Looking for Love? Start by Loving Yourself

--by Nancy Hausauer

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it seems timely to address the issue of Love -- in this case, self-love.

Bleeding Heart Flowers

Loving yourself is one of the foundations of being able to love and be loved by others. It's also one of the hallmarks of a well-developed heart chakra, and one of the pre-requisites for true happiness.

Yet for most people, it's hard to do. In developing the heart chakra, it seems to be one of the most difficult achievements. It's so much easier to be compassionate, kind, and non-judgmental to others.

All too often, we think and say terrible things about ourselves. It's so ingrained that we barely notice the steady stream of insults and judgments that many of us lay on ourselves -- things we would never think about others, especially those we love.

For the heart chakra to fully develop, and for us to fully receive the deep, true love that we all want, we must love ourselves.

This doesn't mean that you don't see your own imperfections. It just means that you love and accept yourself anyway. Easier said than done if you've been unconsciously judging yourself for a life-time.

But it's just a habitual way of thinking, and all habits can be undone. With persistence, you can learn to treat yourself with the loving-kindness that you probably show to most other people.

Here's a suggestion for how to start practicing self-loving-kindness:

  • Start by noticing your own self-judgment and non-compassion -- the thoughts and words that are less than tender, loving, and kind toward yourself. (This alone would take you miles toward the goal of self-loving-kindness.) For example, let's say you've just noticed that you've mentally called yourself clumsy.
  • Now think of someone you love dearly. Ask yourself, would I berate my dear one like that? Would I want them to say or think such a thing about themselves?
  • Replace "clumsy" with a more charitable thought, for example, that you're strong, or enthusiastic, or that being graceful is a lovely trait but not very important in the grand scheme of things. Or, think of a time when it wasn't true, when you were graceful. Or reframe it in a more neutral way, such as "Sometimes my mind/imagination is so active that I lose track of my body."
  • Make a habit of doing this. With practice, you can do the whole sequence in a few seconds. It will open your heart chakra to yourself, and it will impact your connection to others as well.

Wishing you a self-loving heart, Nancy

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Let Early Spring Inspire You To Wait Till The Time Is Right

--by Nancy Hausauer

Fig tree in winter

How's your energy? Are you brimming with vitality? Is your life going fluidly and efficiently? Or are you overworked, exhausted, burnt out and running into lots of obstacles and blocks in your life?

The Wisdom of Early Spring

In the Northern Hemisphere, February 2 was Imbolc, an ancient Celtic holiday marking the beginning of the beginning of spring. As with each of the seasons, there's great wisdom encoded in it. Looking to nature, this season of earliest spring can teach us a lot about how to preserve physical vitality, maintain energetic balance, and make our lives run more smoothly. One of Imbolc's main lessons is to do things when the time is right, and not before.

The Power of Patience

In earliest spring, the light is growing stronger and the earliest bulbs are starting to emerge. Personally, by this time I'm tired of winter and eager for the full delights of Spring -- more light, more warmth, more growth. But it's not here yet!

Patience is required: spring comes on its own timetable, not ours.

For the plants, there's no prize for coming up early. Break dormancy too soon, and their cycle for the whole year will be off. They may even die in a late freeze. So they wait till a complex set of cues tells them the time is right to start growing again.

Wait Till the Time Is Right

Our workaholic culture rewards work for work's sake. Work is seen as an absolute virtue, and not working a vice. So many of us try harder and harder, working continuously, never resting.

Taking the plants' lessons of patience and timing to heart -- giving both work and non-work, action and inaction their due -- can help us maintain our physical and energetic health.

This is partly because it builds cycles of rest into our lives, but it's more than that. When we act prematurely, we run into obstacles at every turn. The universe just doesn't seem to cooperate. Our energy is needlessly frittered away.

But if we wait till the right time, things go much easier. Doors open, people are eager to help, happy coincidences abound. Staying in rhythm with the universe, we preserve our own energy. It can remain smooth and flowing, rather than getting jagged and blocked. It's fueled, rather than depleted.

This year, watch closely as late winter patiently changes into early spring. Cultivate the wisdom of the plants, incorporating judicious inaction into your life. You'll be healthier, happier, and more effective.

Namaste, Nancy

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Can't Get Any Traction? How To Get Yourself Unstuck

--by Nancy Hausauer

Cat stuck in a tree

Feeling stuck: it's an uncomfortable feeling. You can't seem to move forward in some important aspect of life, even though you desperately want to. It's sooooooo frustrating.

Sometimes people come to see me because they're feeling this way. They want to break their internal impasse and reclaim some feeling of control over their lives. Often, they hope I'll have some technique to help them power through their stuckness. Usually, though, I find it more useful to help them step back and reframe the situation.

As an example, let's say you've decided you want to change careers. Your mind knows the steps needed to do that: take some classes, do some informational interviews, rewrite your resume. But as much as you want that new career, you can't make yourself start any of these tasks, and you're really beating yourself up about it.

Energetically speaking, if you're in this situation, you're pushing, pushing, pushing--and overworking your third chakra in the process. What should you do?


First, stop, breathe, and take a step back. Then breathe some more, all the way into your belly. Belly breathing is restorative for your weary third chakra.

Just for a moment (at least) try to suspend self-criticism. There's another way of looking at this:

    Your internal deadlock isn't coming from a character flaw. Such standoffs usually happen because there are two opposing forces within you, resisting each other to a stalemate. But the standstill makes no sense to you because you're only aware of one of them--your desire for a career change.

    The other force operates below the level of consciousness. It's a benevolent power of great wisdom and love. It might be coming from any of your upper chakras, or even from an external power. For simplicity's sake, we'll call it the Higher Self.

    In resisting your conscious plans, the Higher Self is trying to give you information about and protect your deeper well-being. Perhaps you're overtired and need to rest before undertaking a huge project. Perhaps you have a child who is having difficulties and requires your full attention. Perhaps the career you're contemplating isn't really right for you.

    Whatever the cause, the more stuck and frustrated you feel, the more information there is for you about what your heart and soul truly need. It's a gold mine in disguise.

So instead of pushing more, stop pushing at all. It can be uncomfortable, especially if you're a high-achieving type. But if trying to force change hasn't been working, forcing it harder isn't going to work either.

So try something different. Rest. Listen to the quiet whisperings of your Higher Self (a sixth chakra function). Be gentle and tender with yourself (fourth chakra!). Know that it's OK to be still, to be patient. Like the plants in earliest spring, wait for the right time to show itself, the right path to open up. Breathe . . .

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Re-Imagining Your Physical Body: A Tool For Transformation

--by Nancy Hausauer

Statue of Aphrodite

The way we think of our bodies has a profound impact on them. Specifically, the metaphors we hold in our minds about our bodies affect us, even though—perhaps especially—because they are usually unconscious. Consciously choosing the metaphors we use is a powerful tool for transformation.

What Is A Metaphor?

A metaphor compares one thing to another thing in a way that isn't literally true but nevertheless helps to elucidate or express it. For example, if you say, "Shy little Elbert sure blossomed this year," the word "blossomed" is a metaphor. Obviously, Elbert isn't a flower, but the comparison to a flower blooming gives you a clear picture of how he's doing.

We unconsciously think about many important things in our lives using metaphors that have been instilled in us by the culture we grew up in. Such metaphors act as lenses to color and shape our perceptions. They mediate our experience of reality.

Metaphors About The Physical Body

The metaphors we unconsciously use to think about our bodies can have an especially powerful impact on us because they affect us not only psychologically, but also physically. Since the Industrial Age, Western culture's dominant metaphor for the physical body has been a machine. Mind is conflated with brain which is widely viewed as an advanced machine, the computer. (There are other metaphors, but I'll focus here on body-as-machine.)

In our lived experience, we are what we think we are. So can you see how the way we think of our bodies matters so much? Viewing them as machines not only demeans and diminishes their sacredness; it also limits our ability to rebalance and heal ourselves. Machines are inanimate, insentient, dead. When broken, they don't fix themselves. Can you see how viewing your body and mind that way might inhibit your natural capacities to heal, and beyond that, to evolve?

So when I work with clients, I encourage thinking of the body as:

  • a river of energy or light

  • a pathway for evolution and enlightenment

  • another form of energy or information

  • a channel between heaven and earth

  • a wise teacher, oracle, ally and protector

  • fluid and changeable, more like water than land

  • inseparable from mind

  • fully conscious, down to the cellular level.

Underlying it all is my belief that the body is sacred, conscious, and capable of rebalancing and healing itself. My sense is that when we let go of demeaning and devaluing metaphors for our bodies, it helps us tap into our near-miraculous powers of self-restoration.

Also, when we expose any of the unconscious metaphors we hold, we are liberating our minds. When we consciously choose other metaphors, we are reclaiming our vast creative power. For all of us, freedom and empowerment are just a thought away.

What metaphor do you hold for your body? Has that image been conscious or unconscious? Does it help you stay healthy, happy, free? Does it help you heal?

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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


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.

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