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Seeing Beyond the Surface

1truthThis morning I was contemplating some of the things I see and sense as an intuitive. Though I try to focus on the positive, the other side of things can feel overwhelming.   I find myself trying to create awareness and watching my words at the same time. I know not everyone is able to hear all of what I know. There is a part of me that would rather shut it off but I’ve asked God to direct my path and I am trying to obediently follow that wherever it goes. After sitting with the feelings this creates for me, I sat in meditation and asked for a message to share with you. So many of the messages are for me as well. Our connection on that spiritual level means there is a Universal raising of consciousness within all of us. Those that are strong enough will dig deeper for more truth to raise their consciousness now.  The rest will follow when they are ready.

If you contemplate today’s message seriously, try not let surface matters like money, material things, petty conflicts etc., distract you from taking a deeper look at what God wants you to know about your life, those around you and the world.   We are moving into a time of greater change. Being spiritually aware and grounded in faith  will help you through that change where you might otherwise find yourself more affected by chaotic energies.

Message from the Universe: See not what you want to see— see the truth. If you are not properly armed with the facts, you can not make informed decisions. Look beyond what is on the surface. Information is vital to positive change.
© September 13, 2014, Nancy Hickman, M.Ed., LLC

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Detach with Love

1bquackSometimes in relationships, we find we are going in opposite directions from our friends or loved ones. Try not to get your feathers ruffled, waddle along your own path and detach with love.

It is hard when relationships aren’t going the way we want.  Sometimes we realize it is not all it “quacked” up to be.  We invest so much of our time and love in people and then wonder what happened when we seem to be moving in a different direction from our loved ones.  Try not to take it personally. Sometimes people come into our lives for a season because we have something to learn from each other. When the lesson is learned, the energy to hold the relationship together may not be there.  Or maybe, we are supposed to learn that we aren’t supposed to extend ourselves where it isn’t appreciated.  Almost always, forcing it will likely  cause us to be more frustrated and anxious.

If you find yourself in this situation, always remember that if something is meant to be, it will come back around naturally.  Don’t force it.  Try  to focus on the many other wonderful things and people in your life. There is always someone who will appreciate your positive approach and beautiful spirit.   And remind yourself, “you got this!” © August 31, 2014, Nancy Hickman, M.Ed., LLC

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How Energy Flows

flow4I recently made a visit to my mother and took pictures of a fountain near where she was staying.  Fountains remind me of God’s endless supply of energy, love and abundance.   A fountains continuous flow is an example of how energy can flow to us. When we look at our lives, we have to ask ourselves if the flow is going in the right direction.  “Are we accessing God’s endless supply?”

Everything in life is made up of energy and can be scientifically broken down to cells and atoms.  Even the air we breath has energy.  Those particles all carry a positive and negative charge and attract other particles to them through magnetism.   We also attract experiences to us through the same type of magnetism.  We emit positive and negative energy through our thoughts and through our emotions.  Almost everything we experience can be explained through deep examination of what we emit energetically through our thinking and feelings, though some of it may be on a very deep unconscious level.

In order to attract positive energy, we have to be mindful of the energy we put out.   We might be a positive thinker, but we could still be attracting non-beneficial energy and experiences based on our emotional wounds and conditioning.   Like attracts like in our universe.  If we are wounded, we will attract experiences that cause us to have to deal with those inner wounds.   It may even be that we attract the same types of relationships in life, almost as though we feel pulled to repeat the same cycle in different relationships.  That is because we have something in our energy that needs healing, clearing and/or reprogramming so that we no longer emit the frequency associated with pain or difficulty.

The first step is to recognize that it is possible to heal and to begin to attract more positive experiences.   The second step is recognizing that we may need God’s help in doing that and we may also need the help of other people.  Awareness is key to changing how  energy flows in our lives and in learning to attract positive experiences.   ©July 22, 2014 Nancy Hickman, M.Ed, LLC

 

 

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Faith

faith3Beginning my path, I did not know where it would take me.  From the time I was a child, I had a strong spiritual connection.  It was something that “happened” to me more than it was something I participated in.  The strongest aspect of my intuition is my empathic ability.  I learned early to sense if someone was safe or not.  The ability to feel someone’s energy and to know their intentions is a pretty strong ability I experience.   Just as easily, I can sense people’s gifts and their light energy.  Sensing energy can be a pitfall.  It can create mental confusion and stress if you are not adept at clearing it and shielding from it.   Many people have a natural empathic ability and they are not always aware if the pain they experience is something that belongs to them  or if they picked it up from another person.  Feeling pain can be a block to staying connected to God’s light and love.  At the same time, it is His light and love that frees us from all the negative energy around us.

I once knew a special person who was taught conflicting messages about God.  God was used as part of any discipline he experienced and he became confused about whether God is loving or punishing. The actions of his parent caused that sense of confusion.   Many human acts are often blamed on God and then people associate the negative that happens in the world with Him.  They wonder how “it” could happen if He exists or they think He does not love them if they experience it.   Certain things are inevitable in our life experience.  We will experience death and loss as a natural progression of things.   Sometimes we are called home and sometimes our spirit wants to go back there.  We learn our lessons here and we become free of our physical constrictions so that we can return to God and live in spirit.  The rest is often a result of the actions of people who choose to live a life separate from God.  God allows us free will and choice.  When we choose to seek His love and protection,  we are often shielded from much of the negativity that would otherwise come our way.

Being a seeker means learning to take time to sit, pray and ask for His help and protection.  Staying connected to God requires taking action toward learning about Him and choosing Him to be a part of your life.  It is easier to stay connected if we seek help and healing for any past pain or difficulties we experience.  We have a clearer and more stable connection to Him if we feel a greater sense of love verses pain.  Sometimes all that is required is to ask in prayer that our emotions be healed and that He help us feel His love.

As I write this, I am reminded of how we are all just students learning.  I am trying to allow myself to be lead on this path in whatever way God wants.  I constantly seek His help in relationships, in work and in life.  I feel like the longer I am on this spiritual path, the more the ups and downs of life fine tune me into what He wants me to be.  It is a daily leap of faith and surrender.  Sometimes there is fear and sometimes there is exhilaration.   On those days I take the leap, I feel like a child jumping into the safe hands of my father.   © December 29, 2013, Nancy Hickman, M.Ed., LLC

 

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Random Events

Tpropelledoday I asked for a message and I saw a young girl twirling a toy propeller in the air.  In the meditation the wind carried it random places and she watched as though she had no control over where it went.  The message was that God moves through and around all things and He is in control of what happens.

Life is a series of events that can sometimes appear quite random.  We may be trying to steer things in a certain direction only to have them change course.  This can even happen in relationships in which we thought we knew the path they were taking only to be surprised when the direction of those relationships changes.  Life would not appear so random if we could anticipate all things before they happen and understand the meaning behind why.   Even for  intuitive people, we are not supposed to see “all” things because that would interrupt God’s plan.  For those that we do, it does not exempt any of us from feeling our human emotions and disappointments.

Recently, I have been asking to be more aware.  When life gets busy, I find myself using my awareness more for others than myself.  In so doing, I left myself vulnerable and trusting in ways that I shouldn’t have.   Being very human, we all do that.  We want to love and give and then find that we have ignored things that need to be addressed.  When we look back, we can then see the events were not random.  We just weren’t paying attention.

The moral to the meditation is that we need to practice conscious awareness.  Though things may seem random, God is in control.  He is guiding the direction of all things, even when He lets us be in charge.  His presence may be subtle or it may be strong.  When we exercise our faith, we stay in the solution and we allow the universal flow to happen in our lives. We are given the awareness and guidance we need to be successful in all areas of our lives.   It is important to be a conscious observer, to ask for Him for guidance  and to allow things to flow with effortless ease.   © December 28, 2013 Nancy Hickman, M.Ed., LLC

 

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The Changing Season of our Lives

Seasons3Change is an ever present energy we have to learn to cope with.  Sometimes we feel the change in positive ways.  We experience the excitement of new beginnings like in Spring.   We may bask in our abundance like we do in Summer when we our days are filled with light and nature thrives all around us.  During the times that we begin to shed things that do not work for us, we are experiencing Fall.  We harvest what we can and move on from the rest.  Those times that we grieve and pull into ourselves we are experiencing an emotional Winter that often feels barren of light and hope.   Though they may all be a necessary part of our life experience, it is important to know those emotional phases may come and go in the same way nature naturally shifts through each phase growth.   We will shift from each change we experience and adapt as we go.  If we hold our spiritual center, our landscape may not look the same for us when all is said and done but we will learn that our spirit contains has an amazing ability to heal itself.   If you are experiencing an emotional Winter or what feels like a “storm” in your life, remember to surround yourself with light, to be easy on yourself and allow the energy around you to shift naturally.  Pulling into yourself in a healthy way, is good for your spirit and allows it to recharge and heal.©  November 6, 2013, Nancy Hickman, M.Ed., LLC

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Feeling connected to God

God1We don’t always feel our connection to God.  Sometimes the chaos around us can cause us to feel separate from Him.  It is those times that we can go within to seek that connection in order to turn things in a positive direction.  Simply close your eyes, take a few deep breaths,  envision light all around you and say “God”.  Then ask Him to help you feel His love.   Sit with that intention for a moment and see what happens.  Continue to ask until you sense Him.  It may happen right away or it may take time.  We get more results when we are dedicated to practicing going within.  © November 4, 2013 Nancy Hickman, M.Ed., LLC

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When Angels Sing

angels4I first want to start this post by letting you know I’m not a very musically inclined person.  I listen to the top 40 but can’t remember the names of songs or lyrics.  I have some sort of mental block when it comes to music.  When I’m doing readings I sometimes hear angels singing in the background which indicates to me the loved one I am talking to is in a beautiful place.  At other times,  I will hear bits of lyrics in my head.  They can be very random but what I pay attention to is the line or phrase I hear most prominently.  The song itself may carry greater meaning so I always tell people to look it up.  There is usually a message within the lyrics from loved ones either confirming where they are, how they feel or conveying a something they want you to know.

The last two days I have been singing Ava Maria in my head.  When I looked up the meaning of the song it is the Hail Mary prayer put into song.   For Catholics, we recognize that Mother Mary is a loving spirit who often intervenes for us when we are in need.  She often appears to me when I am reading for another Catholic person and I am often able to see their connection to that belief system through her.   My interpretation of hearing that song is that I am to recognize she is watching over me in the same way she does for many others.

As I composed this message in my head, another song started going through my mind.  It was Whitney Houston’s song, I Will Always Love You.  When my father passed,  I saw him in meditation and one of the first things I heard was that song.  A while later my friend Karen died and she came to me in a dream.  Karen gave me a hug and sang that same song to me.  They wanted to reassure me of their love.  The reassurance was there again this morning in that song and it is music to my heart.

If you hear a song in your head or songs pop up on the radio that remind you of your loved ones, it is likely a sign from them that they are around.  They communicate in a multiple of ways and music is one of the easier ways for them to convey messages.  When you hear a song with special meaning, try to acknowledge the message and the meaning behind it.  Your loved ones will be encouraged to continue sending music to your ears to help sooth the  wounds in your heart.  ©October 9, 2013, Nancy Hickman, M.Ed., LLC

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Spiritual Oppression

healing2A topic I don’t speak about often is that of spiritual oppression.   I like to keep my topics focused on the more positive aspects of God and how we can all heal with his love and help.  However, that is an incomplete picture to present to the world when there is so much suffering affecting so many people.   Being intuitive, I see both the loving aspects of God and the negative aspects of other energies impacting the lives of people all around me.    If we view that suffering from what we see on the surface, we see a lot of dysfunction, addiction, mental illness, crime and more.  We can look at each individual and say, “They have a lot of problems.”  We only see the individuals behavior and not any underlying spiritual factors at work.      From a psychic perspective, it is more apparent that we need to look beyond what we see on the surface and recognize that a large portion of people are actually being oppressed in a way that prevents them from being the loving productive people they are meant to be.

What is spiritual oppression?  It is the presence of negative spirits in the lives of people for the purpose of disrupting harmony and creating conflict.    Spiritual oppression is characterized by symptoms that manifest as: addiction, anxiety, mental illness, unexplainable physical illness, bad luck, compulsions, suicidal thoughts, fears, insomnia, nightmares,  uncontrollable anger and more.   Many people may also experience the manifestation of sights and sounds related to paranormal activity, physical symptoms related to uncontrollable twitching or involuntary body movements and voices.  Sometimes it is just the feeling that you have an emotional weight upon you that prevents you from feeling light and happy.  The level and severity of the oppression can vary but left unhealed, it can grow in strength and in impact on the lives of those suffering from it.  Though there are activities people can participate in that attract negative entities, they are around in our environment and can seemingly attack a person for no reason at all.

My purpose in discussing this topic is to create awareness so we can utilize our spiritual  tools in a united way to create healing.   It is important to know that positive spirits are just as abundant.  They are there to help us if we seek their help.  When we call upon the presence of God or God’s angels, we are in fact reducing the power and ability of anything negative to have an affect on those we love.   A few minutes of prayer each day can create healing.  It is important to know that inviting in God’s loving presence and help is essential to healing any condition or situation involving spiritual oppression.  Always remember,  God’s light and love are far stronger than any negative energies or presence.     I’m inviting you today to pray with me for those that are suffering and for God to intervene in a positive way to prevent crisis in the world.  When we join together, our prayers are multiplied and the healing begins.   ©September 29, 2013, Nancy Hickman, M.Ed., LLC

 

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We are More Connected than We Think

Grace1Our reality is always touching  Heaven’s.    For many, the idea of heaven and other dimensions in the Universe is a question and still needs to be explored.  It can be easy to let doubt block you from having a spiritual connection to your loved ones.  When we lose people we love, our grief and anger can also create a barrier to perceiving our loved ones and recognizing our connection to God. For those that want to connect, it is important to be open to seeking a connection through dedication and practice.  Those connections are most often experienced through  meditation, prayer, dreams and through spiritual experiences.  When you start to deepen your spiritual connection,  you realize your loved ones are not as separate as you may have thought.  Connecting to God and your loved one can  happen in many ways and in multiple layers.  When you allow yourself to be open to  that connection, you  recognize that your loved ones are not as far away as you thought because their reality is always touching ours. © September 20, 2013, Nancy Hickman, M.Ed., LLC

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