Join me for a Sedona Guided Journey Call- Thursday 11/2 – 7PM EST
We had an amazing retreat with Jaap Van Etten last week in Sedona! I am excited to share the experience with all of you.
I am going to do a call on Thursday 11/2 at 7PM EST for those who would like to experience a guided meditation/journey to one of the magical places we visited as part of the retreat (hint – it involves dragons!). All love offerings from this call will be going into the Crossroads Coaching Scholarship Fund. Just make a love offering of any amount and I will email you the call in details. I will also be recording the call, so you can listen later if you aren’t able to make it in person. You can make a love offering to the Scholarship Program here: Scholarship Fund
11/12 Archangel Essence Workshop in Hinckley, Ohio (1-4 PM) TWO spots left!
Join me and Aromatherapist/Spiritual Teacher Laurie Price for a three- hour workshop in Hinckley, Ohio! When I was on my last trip out west, I came across these wonderful pendant necklaces that could hold an essential oil. That sparked an idea that led to the birth of this workshop! For this event, you will learn how to connect and work with your Archangels, Angels and Spirit Guides more closely, create an essence to help you connect with them easily, and create your own essential oil blend to use with the essence you create, as well as learn some tips on working with essential oils. You will each receive a pendant essential oil vial to wear your new blend. You will also get to try out some different Angel oracle cards and other tools to help you work with your Archangels more easily. We will have some gift items for sale too (books, essential oils, chakra and meridian essences, and crystals) for yourself or as gifts for loved ones. Light refreshments, hot tea, and maybe a warm wood burning stove fire if the weather calls for it will be included! Love Exchange: $75 or $65 when you register with a friend. Use the contact form below to sign up!
As I have been on my Joyful Quest Ryan (my business partner in Spirit Earth) and I have been blessed with “joyful encounters”. One of them was Theia’s in Sedona, Arizona.
Kari Goodnough is the owner of Theia’s in Sedona, Arizona. We stumbled upon this wonderful space on a rainy Wednesday night and were delighted to find this cozy spot. There was live music (Spice Caravan) playing and many small nooks with cozy chairs to relax and listen. The energy was amazing and joyful! We enjoyed a hot cup of tea in an actual cup (a treat when you have been camping for awhile) and felt uplifted, despite the rainy day. We have since visited Theia’s many times. Kari and her staff have been wonderfully kind each time! One rainy morning they kindly gave us cups and hot water for our oatmeal packets, so we could eat out of the rain. Another night they let us enjoy a cup of tea even though they were closing. If you are ever in the Sedona area, be sure to visit Theia’s and soak up the comfy, joyful space that was a bit of home away from home for us.
And don’t forget to join me on my Joyful Quest to learn, share and grow as we reconnect to the earth, our spirits and each other. Follow us on social media and join our email list to get your free Questor’s Kit! DiscoverSpiritEarth.com
As I shared in my earlier post (Writing My Joyful Life on the Road), I’m in Sedona, Arizona. For this month’s new moon reading, we will be connecting with the vortex centers in Sedona. These powerful energy centers are excellent at helping you tap into your deepest wisdom and Divine support.
The New Moon Empowerment Reading offers a powerful group message along with individual readings (done anonymously – you will be told what reading number you are) to provide personalized guidance for the month ahead. The New Moon is a great time to set new intentions and to bring them to life!
Love Exchange: Soul Friends Community Members: $25; Non-Members: $30
Last day to sign up is Thursday May 5, 2016. The link for the reading will be sent out on Friday 5/6. You can register here:
Have a great day!
Writing My Joyful Life on the Road!
I’ve been teaching workshops on how to write your joyful life for awhile now. I believe we are in a period of time where we can create a new movie script for our experiences by using the concepts of quantum physics and other spiritual principles. The energies of this time make it easier to co-create with the Divine and to choose what belief structure you want to live from. I have been diligently clearing limiting beliefs that pull me away from my life purpose and am now ready to head off into my new “movie.” I have been working with a shamanic practitioner and I am in the process of going through training with these principles. Many of them are things I’ve stumbled upon through my own spiritual work. As I’ve worked with these concepts, I have come to realize how much I resonate with the shamanic archetype. I’m realizing that living close to the earth, living simply, sustainably, and in alignment with the flow of nature and my Spirit is how I need to exist. This has led to a call to go on a vision quest of sorts. Starting this spring, I’m heading off on a journey around the medicine wheel to see what happens when I put these concepts into practice. I’m planning to be sharing and teaching about what I learn through social media, sessions by phone, and other in person and virtual events, as well as writing a book about the experience. I’ll be traveling and living in wild places as much as possible, offering wilderness workshops, joyful life coaching sessions, along with continuing my empowerment readings and classes and participating at shows along the way. The purpose will be to learn and teach about how we can all start living from love, not fear, and also to build a community of people where resources and experiences can be shared to support the process.
The Birth of Spirit Earth LLC
Last summer, I had a life changing experience when my son, Jacob, and his friend Ryan, joined me on a week-long spiritual retreat with Dr. Jaap Van Etten. The three of us instantly bonded and started having powerful spiritual experiences. This led to the inspiration to go into business together to create a community and offer services that brought the principles of living a spiritual life into the physical experience of living close to the earth. Ryan and Jacob are both joining me on my joyful life quest and we will be working together to grow Spirit Earth to be a place to inspire and empower you on your own quest to live your most joyful life.
Would you like to join us?
While I know it isn’t realistic to have you call come with us physically (though we hope to connect with some of you on the road!), I would love to have you come along virtually! For the first part of our journey, Ryan and I are off with our camping gear out west where we will be working with the earth energy centers, connecting with wild places, learning and teaching about what we learn. Jacob will be joining us at various stops along the way and also continuing to learn and teach from Colorado as well. We will be sharing videos, audio clips, and writings filled with what we are experiencing and learning, all including practical suggestions on how they can help you live a joyful life in your own world. We are also looking for business owners who offer services and products that support people in choosing from their heart, not fear to be included on our website.
Ready to get started?
Use the link below to visit the Spirit Earth website and get signed up for our email list. Updates and ways to get involved further will be shared from there. If you think your business would be a good match for our directory, send us an email telling us about what you do: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can learn more and “meet” Ryan and Jacob here: www.DiscoverSpiritEarth.com
About Empowerment Readings and Other Sessions
I will still be working on the road! For the time being, you can sign up for sessions on the Crossroads Coaching website (Work with Nancy)
We will also be sharing about upcoming Joyful Life Coaching Sessions, Energy Work, and Wilderness Workshops too. More on that soon!
I’m looking forward to this next adventure and excited to have you come along!
Sending love and hugs!
I am back home from Sedona! We had a really transformational time yet again. For many of us, the retreat was all about “coming home” – not just to this place that feels like home or even to the group of people who have become like family, but having the experience of coming home to ourselves. The image was taken on the Cow Pies Trail in Sedona at the beginning of our vortex tour with Jaap Van Etten (http://www.lemurantis.com). For each of the groups who went on the tour, the experience was unique and called them to different vortexes and experiences. All though, helped us to remember who we really are.
I will be offering two opportunities to work with this experience this week: 10/5 at 7PM EST Crossroads Coaching Community Empowerment Call where we will be doing a guided meditation to connect to this magical place and 10/8 at 6:30-8PM EST for a full moon Earth Wisdom Circle gathering in Sharon Center Ohio where we will connect with nature, a seventh chakra vortex, and our Spiritual Support Team through intuitive insight! You can learn more and register here if you are interested (Sunday 10/5 is the deadline for both): October Events
To work with this image, I would recommend imagining yourself walking down the path before you. See where your imagination leads and what insights your intuition offers about your true self!
Below are some simple directions to support your journey. Enjoy!
How to Work with the Image to Support the Process
- Take a moment to center yourself. Close your eyes and breathe in and out slowly three times. Let your exhale be longer than your inhale.
- Open your eyes and focus on the image. Ask your Spiritual Support Team to help you come into harmonic resonance with the image and to receive the amount of energy from the essence of the place for your highest and best good.
- Use your imagination to put yourself in the photo. Use all your senses to interact with what is shown. What do you feel, see, hear, smell, taste and touch as you connect?
- Ask for Divine guidance on how you can incorporate the gifts from this essence into your own life and situation. Allow yourself to feel the love and support flowing to you and through you from the Earth and the Divine.
- Repeat the affirmation (see caption) as you breathe in and out slowly.
- Be open to any additional thoughts, sounds, smells, or images that come to you as you are working with the photo. Consider these as messages to support you on your path. Ask what these impressions mean to you. What do they make you think or feel?
- Continue to recall the image throughout the day when you wish to bring in the energy it provides.
- Express your gratitude for the gifts given to you through the experience.
Much love to all!
This has been a rough few weeks in my world and for some of the people I work with. When I asked for guidance this morning during a meditation, the image I saw was myself walking over gravel in bare feet. My feet were bloody and hurting, but standing still didn’t feel any better than moving forward. A Spirit Guide came to me and offered me a pair of shoes. They helped, but my feet still hurt. I heard intuitively that it was time to stop walking. I saw myself transform into a hawk and lift up into the sky. I landed on a mountain top similar to the one in this photo. Archangel Michael was there and he healed my feet. I heard him say that even though things going on for our loved ones or ourselves may be painful right now, we don’t have to experience them without support. “Seek higher ground, he said.”
So let’s do this together. Take a moment to use the meditation tips below and feel the majesty and beauty of Sedona. The rocks are old there. You can feel the ancient wisdom and deep sense of knowing. Sit on the rock at the top of the mountain. Let yourself merge into the beauty of the blue sky, the solidness of the red rock, the serenity of the silence. Maybe if we all spend some time there together, we can bring some of the peace it holds into the world.
Much love to you all!
How to Work with the Image
Take a moment to center yourself. Close your eyes and breathe in and out slowly three times. Let your exhale be longer than your inhale.
Open your eyes and focus on the image. Ask your Spiritual Support Team to help you come into harmonic resonance with the image and to receive the amount of energy from the essence of the place for your highest and best good.
Use your imagination to put yourself in the photo. Use all your senses to interact with what is shown. What do you feel, see, hear, smell, taste and touch as you connect?
Ask for Divine guidance on how you can incorporate the gifts from this essence into your own life and situation. Allow yourself to feel the love and support flowing to you and through you from the Earth and the Divine.
Repeat the affirmation (see caption) as you breathe in and out slowly.
Be open to any additional thoughts, sounds, smells, or images that come to you as you are working with the photo. Consider these as messages to support you on your path. Ask what these impressions mean to you. What do they make you think or feel?
Continue to recall the image throughout the day when you wish to bring in the energy it provides.
How to Work with the Image
1. Take a moment to center yourself. Close your eyes and breathe in and out slowly three times. Let your exhale be longer than your inhale.
2. Open your eyes and focus on the image. Ask your Spiritual Support Team to help you come into harmonic resonance with the image and to receive the amount of energy from the essence of the place for your highest and best good.
3. Use your imagination to put yourself in the photo. Use all your senses to interact with what is shown. What do you feel, see, hear, smell, taste and touch as you connect?
4. Ask for Divine guidance on how you can incorporate the gifts from this essence into your own life and situation. Allow yourself to feel the love and support flowing to you and through you from the Earth and the Divine.
5. Repeat the affirmation (see caption) as you breathe in and out slowly.
6. Be open to any additional thoughts, sounds, smells, or images that come to you as you are working with the photo. Consider these as messages to support you on your path. Ask what these impressions mean to you. What do they make you think or feel?
7. Continue to recall the image throughout the day when you wish to bring in the energy it provides.
8. Express your gratitude for the gifts given to you through the experience.
With love to all,
When I was a little girl, I loved to wander around in the woods. I would sneak into the orchard behind my house or into a nearby pine forest. I found fossils, hugged trees, and listened to the wind blowing through the pine boughs. Through all the significant moments of my life, coming home to the Earth has always been the pathway to healing.
Last week, I again found myself turning to Mother Earth to help me. I had reached a place in my own growth where I couldn’t figure out how to release what needed to go. It was like trying to grasp a shadow. I could feel the energies that weren’t serving me and get glimpses of them through dreams or visions, but no matter how hard I tried, I was unable to be completely free of them.
As always, when we ask for help, help comes. This time it came in the form of an invitation to visit Sedona, AZ well-known for its powerful healing vortexes. I still can’t quite believe that everything fell into place for me to be able to make this journey. It was truly a miraculous event on every level. My hosts and dear soul friends, Ken and Angie, recommended a vortex tour with scientist and metaphysical teacher/healer Jaap Van Etten,Ph.D. My soul sister Laurie and I went on a five and a half hour journey that was truly life changing.
Many of you have asked me to share about my experience. Below is my attempt to do so, though bear in mind that it is like trying to capture the majesty and profound beauty of the place with a photograph. Words can’t do it justice, but still it feels important to try. The symbolism that occurred during this experience offered such beautiful examples of how we are guided and loved every step of the way. When I think back on the experience, it truly had the feel of a vision quest-an experience where every moment was orchestrated by the Divine to bring a deep and thorough transformation. I hope that it inspires and empowers you to follow your own healing and growth.
I was very nervous about going on this journey. It was as if the parts that I had been trying to heal and release knew that their time with me was coming to an end. I could feel a great resistance to going and an urge to flee. While waiting for Jaap to arrive, I went to sit out on the back patio. I had my iPad with me and felt the urge to check my email. The first thing I opened was a beautiful poem written by Joel Bruce Wallach (the full poem is available at the link at the end of this article). I wish I could convey with words how profoundly it matched the experience I was about to undertake. Much love to Joel Bruce Wallach for sharing his wisdom and grace through these words. It was like having Mother Earth whisper in my ear all the reassurance and comfort I needed to have the courage to do what needed to be done. Here is an excerpt…
“When tree beckons, sit against my trunk;
And flower invites, inhale my fragrance;
The canyon whispers, hear my echoes, from mystic tribes of ancient race;
Then sky spreads starry arms, proclaims
Please roam amidst my open space.
This universal offering,
grants now your soul a kiss.
For when you breathe,
this moment’s miracles,
each ruby gem revealed,
as the heart of the lotus,
Harvest time presents
a cosmic invitation:
and please receive,
your gifts — bright karmic creations.”
As I finished reading this amazing poem, I looked down. Tucked up against the patio blocks I was sitting on was a small, pure white feather. I’ve been using an Angel feather in my meditations as a healing tool (something I’d adapted from a technique shared by Joel Bruce Wallach). For me, this was an Angel feather left to reassure me that the process I was about to undertake would be Divinely guided and would bring the healing I sought. Jaap arrived a few moments later and introductions were made. I could tell right away he was truly a kind and gentle soul, though I could also feel my fear. A few moments later, we went to his vehicle for the ride up the mountain. We talked on the way and while I found the conversation interesting, I was fighting to keep the panic at bay. I felt like I was trying to distract a child from a trip to the dentist by talking about fun things we’d be doing later. In this case, the child wasn’t buying into the distraction.
We finally reached the parking place after traveling up a bumpy “road” strewn with rocks. The photo above is from the beginning of our hike. It doesn’t begin to do the place justice. We were surrounded on all sides by these incredibly beautiful cliffs. Absolutely breathtaking!
Our first stop once on the trail was at a very old juniper tree. We each greeted the tree and reached out to touch it. When my hand connected with the limb, I felt a surge of energy and started to shake. Soon tears were running down my face. I couldn’t tell you why, but I knew that something immense was about to happen. Again, Joel’s poem hauntingly mirrored what I was experiencing…
“Amidst this loving tree so vast,
is the grandmother who held you,
in timeless past.
Embraced by her earthly branches,
to you this tree will say,
Take off your blinders, and
set yourself free to be,
your cosmic self,
at long last.”
When we moved on, I found myself struggling to stay balanced. I could feel the energies of the place and a the shadow energies were creating a heaviness that made it difficult to continue. We stopped and took pictures and finally came to a stretch of red rock. I took off my sandals and walked barefoot across the surface, pulling out a special crystal my soul friend Ken had loaned me. This was another God wink as Ken had recently purchased the stone and brought it out to show us right before we left. It was like a life saver for me. Holding it, I was able to regain my equilibrium and hold fear at bay.
When we reached the first vortex location, Jaap led us through a simple prayer to help us experience the powerful healing energy of the vortex. After a few moments, he invited us to share our intentions. His insights were exactly right for both of us and helped us to be clear on what we were there to do. Jaap said the “shadows” I’d been trying to heal were actually lower vibrating entities that had attached to me during my childhood. I have experienced “ghosts” before, so I know they exist, but I hadn’t really spent any time considering they could be “attached” to someone. As this concept had come up with four different healers I’d worked with this summer in connection with me, I had begun to suspect that was what was going on. A note here…one of the wisdoms I learned from Jaap was in how to view this. While these shadows weren’t serving me anymore, at one time their presence was mutually beneficial. I came into this world a very wide-open empath. The shadow energies, while not good for me, did protect me from this openness. It was only now that I am able to keep myself shielded that I no longer needed their presence (and all that came with it…energy drains, fear, anger, worry, thoughts/memories that weren’t mine, etc). It was time for them to evolve, just as it was time for me to. This whole concept is worthy of an article on its own, so we will leave it at that for now.
At the next vortex where we sat on a ledge looking over a canyon, we again went through a brief prayer and meditation to connect with the energies of the vortex. At that point, Jaap went through a process to remove the shadow energies from my system. The process ended up being more complicated than he expected, but with our combined efforts (Laurie’s too), the shadows finally passed to the light and I was free! I can’t tell you how wonderful it felt to have only my own system to support!
We visited three more vortexes, each with its own gift. During the process, I learned that there would be a time ahead of reexamining my thoughts and feelings to be sure they were truly mine. Having lived for so many years with my empathic system interwoven with others, really becoming clear on my true identity is the next stage of my journey. With a firm connection to Archangel Michael to guide me, an understanding of the importance of allowing nature’s natural rhythm to flow unencumbered, we left this magical place. Yet another passage from Joel’s poem mirrored this so beautifully:
“ For the sky is elder brother,
showing soul what it shall be,
as you become your true wise self,
but no other, with
clear knowing in your open gaze,
that understands life’s mystery.”
So what has changed for me?
I’m sure I haven’t even begun to know all the changes that have occurred, but the most notable changes are in how I feel. It is like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I can stand up straighter without it being such a struggle. My energy level has increased dramatically. I find myself laughing more and feeling much more optimistic. Truly, I feel like I am free. I know I have more to learn and clarify (after all, the learning is never really over is it?). I am just very grateful that this big piece of my healing is complete!
I send infinite love and gratitude to the amazing healers and soul friends who helped me to get to this point (as this was an ongoing process over many years). And of course to Mother Earth and Father Sky for helping me find my way home.
Below is the information about Joel Bruce Wallach and Jaap Van Etten who I can’t recommend highly enough. They are both very gifted healers and truly wise. I’m also including a link to Mershona Parshall whose heart-centered hypnotherapy session got me to the place where I was ready to take the step with Jaap. She is also very gifted and full of Earth wisdom.
You can read Joel’s full poem (and all his other wonderful writings and services) at this link: Joel Bruce Wallach
For information on Jaap Van Etten (Sedona Vortex tours, healing sessions in person or by phone and his books): Jaap Van Etten
For information on heart-centered hypnotherapy with Mershona Parshall: Mershona Parshall
Wishing you all many blessings on your own journey!