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The beauty of Reiki energy healing is that it gently amplifies and supports your natural ability to heal on all levels; mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Reiki wakes up and rebalances your innate healing resources, supporting the healing of acute and chronic disease as well as anxiety, fatigue, depression, addictions and other symptoms of imbalance. It can also help you experience deep relaxation, reduced stress, more emotional stability and increased self-esteem.

For most clients, the healing process unfolds smoothly while an infrequent few will experience a “healing crisis.” In this article, I’ll explain what a healing crisis is, why it occurs and some tips for coping when it happens.

Three Ways Energy Healing Unfolds

Each person’s experience of Reiki is quite unique. In my experience, however, the healing process typically unfolds in one of three ways:

  • Spontaneous Healing
  • Healing Spiral
  • Healing Crisis

Spontaneous Healing – Some individuals report spontaneous healing of their health condition or emotional/mental issue, either on the Reiki table or within 24 hours of their session.

Here the client is open and their belief system is strong. Reiki amplifies the client’s highest will and intention for healing and provides what appears to be an instant or spontaneous healing.

The Healing Spiral – For other individuals, the healing process takes place over time, much like peeling an onion but in a non-linear somewhat cyclical fashion. Reiki facilitates peeling away the layers of each issue, bringing our buried or blocked “stuff” to the surface for healing then allowing for periods of integration until the healing is complete. On some level, I believe the client’s higher self is concerned with being overwhelmed and Reiki, respecting the individual’s highest will, moves the healing process along more gradually.

Also, this spiraling process often occurs because the original issue or symptom is often rooted in multiple aspects of person (mind, body, emotions, and/or spirit) and therefore requires unraveling and re-patterning on all levels of the energy field.

The Healing Crisis – A small number of individuals experience what is called a “Healing Crisis” either on the Reiki table during their session or shortly after their session.

A Healing Crisis is defined as a time during the purification process when old symptoms temporarily resurface, moving you from the chronic stage back through the acute phase of the problem while on the way to a deeper true healing.

The medical term for healing crisis is the “Herxheimer Reaction.” It occurs when our cells release toxins into circulation but our elimination organs can’t eliminate them quickly enough. The toxins remain in circulation effecting the brain stem region leading to nausea, poor coordination, headaches, fatigue, malaise, fever, and so on.

In all cases, Reiki is not the cause. The Reiki practitioner is not doing the healing, rather she is channeling life force energy which amplifies or kick-starts the client’s own natural healing abilities. All healing is self healing. Therefore, I believe that the client’s higher self ultimately determines which of the three healing processes the client is most ready for.

Also it’s important to note that you may experience a Healing Crisis for one issue, a Spontaneous Healing for another, and at a later date, the Healing Spiral for a different issue.

Reiki and the Purification Process

Some might call it a detox but I prefer the term “purification” which I came across in an article by Diane Ruth Shewmaker entitled Reiki and the Healing Crisis in the Fall 2004 issue of Reiki News Magazine. The term “purification” aptly puts the focus on the outcome, which is a purer more authentically you state. A “you” without the junk that is weighing you down and holding you back. Because the true core of who you (and we) are is divine love and light.

A great deal of cleansing takes place during Reiki energy work. For many of us, old injuries, illnesses, emotional wounds, traumatic events, and/or environmental pollutants (i.e. collectively known as “toxins”) have built up on our energy system over time. As a Reiki Master, I sense where in your body and/or energetic field these mental, physical, emotional and spiritual “toxins” are stored, and then use Reiki life force energy and our joint intention to release them. Energetically this creates more “space” where your own natural God-given light and love can expand and where you can allow more of God’s love and light to enter as well.

Most of the time the release experience is relatively gentle and passes unnoticed. Sometimes, release is experienced during a session through crying, talking it out, breathing through it, and so on. Other times, the purification process is more noticeable and uncomfortable, with the symptoms feeling like they resurface or get slightly worse before subsiding and moving on to a deeper healing. It may take several hours, days or even weeks for the purification to works its way through your energy system.

The cleansing experience is sometimes heightened following a Reiki session or a series of sessions because it can greatly accelerate the clearing and healing process. Although it may feel bad, it is actually an indication of a deeper level of healing taking place. As the purification process unfolds, releasing toxins from all levels of your being you may experience one or more of the following physical symptoms:

  • Feeling lethargic or unusually tired
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Aching joints and muscles
  • Tingling sensations
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

Sometimes emotions or memories that you’ve repressed from earlier experiences re-surface for no obvious reason. Many clients will say, “I’ve already worked on all this.” My response is that it’s just another layer of the “onion” coming forth to be released. When these memories or emotions resurface you may feel, one or more of the following:

  • Depression
  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Doubt
  • Frustration
  • Blame
  • Victimizing

9 Tips for Coping During a Healing Crisis

  1. Know that you haven’t failed and this isn’t a failure to heal. It’s quite the opposite. Your higher self has chosen to release more of what no longer serves you, and so it is bringing to light what needs to be released. Picture a sunken chest of your junky issues (pain, illness, depression, fear, etc.) at the bottom of the ocean that is you. The only way to get ride of this junk is to bring it up to the light, open the box and let the junk swim far, far away from you. Metaphorically speaking, Reiki has helped your energy system bring this heavy chest of junk up to the surface to be released. The Healing Crisis is the junk coming to light and doing its best to swim away. The challenge is to not grab on to the junk as it’s trying to swim away!
  2. Let go and let God. As uncomfortable emotions and thought patterns from your subconscious come into your awareness, resist the urge to re-examine them, to pick at them, or try to fix them. Simply acknowledge them, let them move through and out of you. If you are having a hard time resisting the urge to fix the thoughts or feelings, simply say to yourself, “I see you, thank you, I release you. I welcome in love and light.” Or “I let go and let God.” Or a personal favorite is, “I let go and I choose to see this from God’s higher truth and perspective.”
  3. Call on your spirit guides, angels, ascended masters and God for assistance. Reiki Master Haripriya Suraj suggestes this short prayer, “Dear Archangel Michael, please help me with this phase. Please bring me assistance and help me to feel strong and comfortable.” Our angels and guides are always ready to help. But because we all have free will, you must ask for their help so they can come to your aid.
  4. Rest more. Honor your body. You may feel extremely tired and lethargic. Your body and/or energetic system is healing, which takes energy. Nurture yourself with longer periods sleep, rest or several naps throughout the day.
  5. Take a hot bath with Epsom salt and a few drops of Release essential oil. As one of the most powerful of the emotional supporting essential oil blends, its goal is to release memory trauma from the liver in order to create emotional well-being. It also helps open the subconscious mind to release deeper-seated trauma.  You might follow this by diffusing Peace & Calming essential oil blend in an aromatherapy diffuser (diffuse 3-5 drops, for one hour, three times daily as needed).
  6. Double your water intake. Just like with a physical detox or cleanse program, it’s important to stay hydrated with water to encourage your body to flush and expel the toxins. Drinking water with a healthy squeeze of lemon may also help flush out toxins and provide nutrients and antioxidants.
  7. Read uplifting books or a watch an inspiring movie. It will take your mind off the symptoms and shift your vibration up a notch or two, moving you from a potentially restrictive state to a more expansive state, allowing the healing to unfold at its own pace.
  8. Meditate by focusing on the breath or listening to a guided meditation. One of the amazing benefits of meditation is that it has the capability to reduce mental and physical pain better than morphine! Seriously. Read here for the research that backs this up. In the meantime, there are half dozen guided meditations on my website that you can listen to for free, such as my Pools of Light Chakra Healing guided meditation or Healing Body-Mind-Emotions Guided Meditations. Or enjoy one of the thousands of guided meditations on the Insight Timer app (one of my favorite apps).
  9. Do breathing exercises to calm your body and mind. The breath has amazing recuperative powers. By controlling the breath you can alter your state of mind. The three practices in the video link below create their effects by slowing and regulating the breath. This engages what scientists call the parasympathetic nervous system, a complex biological mechanism that calms and soothes us.

Expanding into more love and light

The good news is that the uncomfortable feelings and sensations that accompany a healing crisis are normal and are not usually cause for concern. They are a natural result from the process of bringing, through Reiki, vital life force energy into your system. It’s nature’s way of cleansing the body, mind, emotions, and spirit, to make way for more divine love and light to be grounded into your body.

As Ms. Shewmaker states, “The universal healing energy of Reiki harmonizes your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies by grounding the essential life force within your energy system, which expands your capacity to carry more light and love.”

Nevertheless, if you have severe or continuing physical or emotional reactions after receiving a Reiki session, it is recommend that you contact your regular provider. Reiki is a complimentary modality to traditional medical and psychological care, not a replacement.


About Natalie Eve Marquis, RMT, CH

Natalie Eve Marquis, founder of the Wisdom Within, is a Reiki Master TeacherMaster Hypnotistprofessional intuitive and spiritual life coach. She offers heart-centered healing and coaching, helping people connect to their inner wisdom and achieve optimal energy states that allow them to heal, align with their soul’s purpose, and sore! You can work with Natalie in person in the Outer Banks, NC or by phone from anywhere in the world. Visit: http://wisdomwithinobx.com/ or call/text (603) 642-4949.


 

A friend recently recommended Reiki energy healing. Your doctor also thinks it might help. You’ve heard of it before but what the heck is it?

Reiki is a form of energy medicine. Energy medicine is based upon the belief that changes in the “life force” of the body, including the electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields, affect human health and can promote healing. Reiki energy healing is a practice where one uses focused intention to direct divine life force energy to a person, animal, place or thing to bring about positive change. If it were a mathematical equation, I believe it would look like this:

Life Force Energy + Intention – Ego = Energy Healing

What do we mean by “energy” in energy healing?

In order to understand energy healing, you first need to understand energy itself. Back in the old days scientists thought everything was made up of matter. Turns out they were wrong. Everything is energy, including your body. It may feel like a heavy solid mass, but it’s really just whirling vortexes of energy. We are beings of energy and vibration.

“Quantum physicists discovered that physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating, each one radiating its own unique energy signature,” says Arjun Walia in Nothing is Solid & Everything Is Energy – Scientists Explain the World of Quantum Physics.

Energy healing goes way back

Although science is catching up, some ancient wisdom seekers knew all along that our bodies were made up of energy. Energy work is not a New Age phenomena, it’s been around for thousands of years. Reiki is a Japanese energy healing tradition that has been active since the early 20th century. Hindu texts describe the chakras, the 114 energy transmission centers of the body (7 of which are the most important to focus on), and the nadis, the 72,000 energy channels through which life force energy or “prana” flows. (1). The meridians, according to traditional Chinese Medicine, are the pathways through which life force energy or “qi” moves.

What do energy healers do?

Energy healing practitioners use focused intention to direct life force energy to a person or animal. All healing is self healing. The practitioners are not doing the healing rather they are channeling, via intention, life force energy also known as Source energy. Life force energy is highly intelligent and knows where to go and what to do. This is why the best healers are those that have perfected the ability to “get out of the way” and consciously have their ego-self/personality “step aside” to allow Source energy to orchestrate the healing. We call this type of healer “a clear channel.”

Life force energy (Reiki) + Focused Intention – Ego/Personality = Energy Healing.

Energy healing can be done in-person via light touch or no touch or over great distance. (Is distance healing effective? Keep reading, as I’ll share a research study on this later in this article).

Why do we need energy healing?

Disease is not what we were led to believe in the past. We’ve learned from mind-body medicine that the mind hugely influences the body and according to physicists consciousness creates our reality.

“A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual.”  – R.C. Henry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University ,  “The Mental Universe”; (2)

Disease isn’t something in your body that is destined to happen. Accoding to Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, in a fascinating YouTube video,

“Our genes are not our destiny. Our genes load the gun but it is our environment (diet, stress, lack of sleep and physical activity, etc.) that pulls the trigger.”

Most often the real culprits behind these “environmental factors” are coming from within us in the form worry, fear, anger, negative beliefs, and past trauma. Each of these has its own energetic signature and is of a much lower vibration than our normal balanced state. When we don’t process or heal these issues, they build up in our energetic system and become denser. This blocks the flow of life force energy within our bodies and can open the door to sickness and disease.

How does energy healing help?

Reiki energy healing helps release the negative energetic patterns allowing ones life force energy to flow unimpeded. In addition, when energy healing is coupled with improving our thoughts (intentions) and behaviors, it also helps raise our vibration, making it less conducive for unwanted conditions to exist.

Hippocrates had it right, “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”

Reiki wakes up and rebalances your innate healing resources, supporting the healing of acute and chronic disease as well as anxiety, fatigue, depression, addictions and other symptoms of imbalance.

What role does intention play in energy healing?

Some really cool scientific studies have been done on how healing thoughts (intentional energy) positively impact physical reality. Here are few examples:

Study #1: Intentions Changes the Expression of Water Crystals

Dr. Emoto, author of The Hidden Messages in Water, documented that water changes its expression after focused intentions are directed it at it.

Intention: You Make Me Sick

Natalie’s side note: Up to 60% of the adult human body is water (the brain and heart are 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water.), so your self-talk matters! Your subconscious takes everything you say to yourself literally, even if you’re being derogatory or  just “joking.” Start noticing your negative self-talk and “rewrite” what you say to yourself so it empowers  you.

Intention: Love and Gratitude

 


Study #2 – Intention slows the death rate of red blood cells

A group experiment, directed by Dr. William Braud, Ph.D. at the Mind Science Foundation in San Antonio, Texas, uncovered possible evidence that suggests the subconscious mind can be accessed to influence the body – down to a cellular level. In the experiment, Dr. Braud’s test subjects were able to slow the death rate of red blood cells by having the group focus on a single intention while meditating in the “Theta” state of consciousness.


Study #3 – Intention improves health in advanced AIDS patients

One of the most exciting studies was conducted by Elisabeth Targ, an orthodox psychiatrist, and Fred Sicher, a psychologist, in The Field by Lynne McTaggart. In their double blind study of forty advanced AIDS patients, twenty were given distance energy healing by a select group of religious and spiritual healers from across the country.

The healers were rotated to be sure the healing itself, not any particular variety of it, would be studied. The healers had no contact with their patients. All they were given was

a photo, a name, and a T-cell count. Each of the healers was asked to hold an intention for the health and well-being of the patient for an hour a day, six days a week, for ten weeks, with alternate weeks off for rest.

After six months, the treated group was healthier on every parameter – significantly fewer doctor visits, fewer hospitalizations, fewer days in hospital, fewer new AIDS-defining illnesses and significantly lower severity of disease! They also registered significant improved mood on psychological tests. On six of the eleven medical outcome measures, the group treated with energy healing had significantly better outcomes.

The future of energy healing

As an energy healer and spiritual life coach and teacher, I am excited that more and more research is being done on the efficacy of energy medicine, healing, and other alternative approaches to health and wellness. My hope is that every person in the world will learn Reiki or some type of energy healing. Imagine a world where rather than immediately reaching for pills or surgery, we place our hands over hearts and channel life force energy to ourselves, each other and the planet. What a wonderful world that will be!


About Natalie Eve Marquis, RMT, CH

Natalie Eve Marquis, founder of the Wisdom Within, is a Reiki Master Teacher, Master Hypnotist, professional intuitive and spiritual life coach. She offers heart-centered healing and coaching, helping people connect to their inner wisdom and achieve optimal energy states that allow them to heal, align with their soul’s purpose, and sore! You can work with Natalie in person in the Outer Banks, NC or by phone from anywhere in the world. Visit: http://wisdomwithinobx.com/ or call/text (603) 642-4949.

When your heart breaks open it’s an indescribable experience. It’s almost impossible to put into words. Almost, I say because there’s a book that did an amazing job doing just that. I’ll tell you a little about that book plus I’m going to share a story about how the Divine helped me get to this new level of heart opening. Both are oh so beautifully tied together.

It began with little Sacred Messengers showing up in my life, like bread crumbs leading to the ginger bread house of greater insight and love. They started appearing in response to a request I had made.  I had asked my Divine helpers to help me experience a deeper connection with the Divine and all that is. But, other than what I’d already been doing (praying, meditating, journaling, self REiki, etc.), I wasn’t sure how to go about it. So I gave it over to them.

It Begins with Heart Healing Surprises

healing heart flower essencesShortly there after, I was inspired to purchase Heart Healing Flower Essences by Botanical Alchemy (I sell this locally for $17, the same price as on their website). I started taking 7 drops in the morning and the evening. And, boy did that create a few surprises!

I started having dreams about my former husband and his girlfriend and old fears of the devil and demons surfaced. My inner psyche was clearly purging deeper layers. But it was wasn’t scary, it was actually amazing. Thanks to the deeper healing work I’ve been doing the last few years and a greater connection to Spirit, as of all this came up, so did additional insights as well as greater levels of love, healing, and understanding. The Divine was literally shifting my perspective. I suddenly felt freer than ever before.

The Code Plants a Seed and Provides Me With a Clue

The next little Sacred Messenger occurred when I stumbled upon The Moses Code on gaia.com. The premise of the video is that when Moses asked God its name it said I AM THAT I AM and what was missing was a comma. The phrase I AM THAT I AM then becomes I AM THAT, I AM. If you say this slowly as you look around you, you’ll see how this shifts your perspective a bit. For me it affirmed that I am everything I see and experience. I am that …and that … and that. Everything, no exceptions. It’s easy to feel this when I’m looking at butterflies and birds, but not so easy when I’m looking at a child molester or a murderer.

A Heart Opening Crescendo

My new friend Debbie Wryes was the next Sacred Messenger when she told me about a beautiful poetic book she had just finished called Crescendo. It’s written by Amy Weiss, a talented author, licensed clinical social worker, and the daughter of the psychotherapist and past life regressionist, Dr. Brian Weiss.

I finished the last pages of the book this morning and immediately gave it this 5-star review on amazon.com:

A Breathtaking Work of Art and Soul: It’s difficult to put into words the depths and heights this book took me to. As a past life regressionist and ACIM student, this book somehow brought to crisp beautiful life my belief and view of our experience here on earth and beyond as spiritual beings. I deeply ached through the grief and wept through the love. I finally saw with greater clarity that love is even inside grief, inside everything, it’s really all there is … just love expressing its soul in a million, billion ways. This book is a breathtaking work of art and soul.”

As you can see by my review I was deeply moved by this book. It’s gorgeous to read, poetically written with an musical theme that is beautifully woven throughout the book. And chalk full of gems that sparkle and resonate, such as:

“She had been wrong about songs of loss. There are no such things. It is not possible to lose someone when he is you. And it is not possible to lose yourself when you are everywhere.”

“But there is too much focus on this, on this differentiating. As if there were any distinction between stone and cell and song, between man and molecule. As if they weren’t a single soul in a single moment experiencing a single life in innumerable ways. As if the point of evolution were to branch off into many, rather than to find the way back to the one.”

She had been wrong about love songs too. They are not what you sing when you have found another person., but when you have found one of the million missing pieces of yourself.”

The book ends with its own building crescendo and that crescendo created a crack in my heart….

My Heart Breaks Open on a Walk

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Cracked Light Sculpture by Paige Bradley

After finishing the book this morning, I got dressed and took my dog Sienna out for her walk. As I was walking, the phrase “I AM THAT, I AM” resurfaced. It tied so beautifully with Crescendo’s message. I am everything I see, in every single moment. I am that pretty little butterfly. I am that dead and sadly smooshed turtle. I am that lush green tree. I am the clouds. I am the empty bottles and cans that people leave on this beautiful path. I am the smiling man and his tail-wagging puppy golden retriever that stops to say hello to Sienna. I am the smile. I am the puppy’s open hearted friendliness. I am the paved path I walk on. I am the crow calling overhead. I am the dragonfly that flies in front me. I am all of that. And it is me.

And then I felt it… my heart cracked wide open. I had to stop walking because tears were blurring my vision. I felt indescribable waves of connection with everything around me. No separation. Only LOVE mirroring itself back at me in a million different ways.

It is my deepest wish that you too know and experience the love that you are today.

Much love,

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The Truth About Taking Flight In New Directions

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For years now, I had been yearning to live life in flow with Spirit. Less force, more grace. Less striving, more yielding. Less left brain analytical planning and more right brain intuitive receptivity. Less distraction, more connection. And much more working from intuition and heeding the messages that Spirit sends through the Universe, its people, the earth, animals, and more.

On a Wing and a Prayer…

I’ve read about people who reach for a different way of doing things …they chuck their demanding day jobs and relocate to the country to start an organic farm or a bakery. It sounds peaceful, blissful even. This has not been my experience, at least not right away. I am not financially wealthy, so when my intuition said it was time to move to the ocean, I sold my Harley, all my lovely furniture and household goods, left a few things in storage with a friend, and headed to the east coast with my dog, cat and only what would fit in my SUV. I have very limited savings. I commenced this journey on a wing and prayer, as they say (hence the worry).

 

Turbulence Ahead….

I had no specific destination or plan, just a general feeling that somewhere between Savannah and Virginia Beach might be “the spot.” I spent a month on the road and eventually was led, via intuition, signs and dreams, to settle in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The words that best describe how I’ve felt over the past four months, in no particular order are: exhilarating, scared, expansive, strong, worried, free, crazy, brave, lonely, called, open, supported by Spirit, and deeply grateful.

 

Gaining Focus & Altitude…

If this spiritual quest hasn’t been all peaches and cream, why didn’t I give up and go home to Sedona or New Hampshire? I came across an article on Facebook by Chip Richards, entitled the “The Four Stages of Spiritual Growth” that helps explain this urge inside me and where I’m at on my spiritual journey. There are four stages to how we experience the events in our lives: To Me, By Me, Through Me, and As Me. While ultimately I want to reach stage four, I believe I’m experiencing stage three, “through me.” He says in stage three,

We must be willing to let go of our need for control. As we let go of having to be the soul generator and controller of each outcome, we open ourselves up to discover a new sense of trust and connectedness to the bigger story/currents/song ready to flow through us.

 

For me it’s about learning to let go of control and trust my intuition and Spirit,  to a much larger degree then ever before. It’s also about needing/wanting to allow guidance from Spirit to move and work through me for my highest good and the greater good of all. As the A Course in Miracles (ACIM) suggests, I pray to Spirit every day,

What would You have me do?

Where would You have me go?

What would You have me say, and to whom?

And, when inspiration and insight come to me suggesting a particular step, I do my best to take action and move in that direction.

 

Learning to Soar…

When the I think about the last four months, they have actually been EASY! I have been guided to the people and places that are for my highest good.  Any worries or doubts that I had along the way were because I had leapt way out of my comfort zone. I was feeling the contrast between the known way (control/plan) versus the new way (intuit/flow).

I am ever so grateful for the curiosity and determination I’ve had to see it through. I have been generously rewarded. Spirit has gently and lovingly directed me. I now live in a cute little apartment in the maritime forest of Kitty Hawk, NC. As a country-girl at heart, I love the woods and the lovely 2-mile walking path that Siena and I enjoy most days. The beach is a short half mile bike ride over the bypass. Some days on my way home from work, I stop and walk the beach looking for shells or just sit, listening to the waves, and take in the ocean’s vast beauty. On weekends, I port my kayak three miles south and meander my way to the Sound among the clicking sounds of sea grass and the call of red winged black birds.

My lovely and affordable office space is an easy 12 mile drive on the bypass to Oasis Day Spa & Salon, in Kill Devils Hills, NC. The women I work among are sweet and caring. I have found a wonderful, eclectic spiritual tribe here. I’m making new friends. My work is expanding. More people and clients are finding their way to me. I have been thanked at least half dozen times for moving here. They say, “We so needed someone like you that does what you do!” I smile and say thank you!

Am I in the right place on my soul’s journey? Yes, I believe I am.

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If you are interested in working with me for life coaching and healing, please call/text (603) 642-4949 or email Natalie@WisdomWithinOBX.com. My services include Heart & Soul coaching, Reiki energy healing, Belief Buster hypnosis, and intuitive readings. All work is intuitively based and guided.


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About Eagle Medicine

Eagles have appeared to me several times since moving to the Outer Banks. Most locals are surprised when I share this because they’ve yet to see them! The eagle has also frequently been showing up in my personal oracle card work. Eagle encourages us to stretch our wings to reach new heights. Eagle embodies a higher perspective and leadership. It teaches us to conserve our energies and to use our energy for the greatest good. Eagle bridges both air and earth, bringing messages to and from the Divine.


 

Here’s why you need to go outside when you’re feeling stressed out or want to raise your energetic vibration.

 

Did you know your intuition works while you’re awake AND while you’re asleep? Find out how a dream helped me avoid getting a speeding ticket.

An example of how tuning into my intuition guided me to a fun evening.

 

Intuition Tip: How to Use Your Body as an Intuitive Barometer

When we think about receiving intuitive information we typically think of it coming in strictly through our mind. But that’s just one way we receive intuition information. Our intuition actually can and does work through all five of our physical senses: sight, touch, taste, smell and hearing (read about the 8 psychic senses here). We can also receive insight via our feelings, mental awareness, bodies, and our nighttime dreams. Today, this video introduces you to using your body as an intuitive barometer for clues as to whether a person, place, or experience is good for you.

We are all born with intuition. And not using your intuition is like walking around blind folded! It makes life a lot more difficult than it needs to be. Intuition is your magical inner compass that helps you navigate life with more ease and confidence. Here are few more reasons why using your intuitive sense is so important for business, personal relationships and more…

For a short time, I was a star pupil in a productivity workshop being sponsored by a former manufacturing employer. I was enthusiastic, did the exercises, and participated in the discussions. However, one question near the end of the workshop obliterated my star pupil status. Her question was, “When push comes to shove, do you follow your heart or your head?”

In a room full of engineers, I was the only one who said, “I follow my heart.” I knew it was dicey thing to say amongst a group of men and women who value their analytical thinking skills above all us. But I couldn’t betray my heart. It is the one thing that has NEVER steered me wrong. This didn’t matter to the facilitator who admonished me, “I can’t believe you of all people said that.”

The funny thing was, I actually felt sorry for her! As far as I’m concerned, a person that prizes their analytical skills above all else is navigating the ocean of life with only half a sail! Truth is we shouldn’t prize one more than the other, we should use them both. However, when “push comes to stove” … my heart’s wisdom tips the scales.

The Science Behind the Heart’s Wisdom

I’m not alone in this as science is now beginning to confirm the wisdom of the heart. According to the Institute of HeartMath, which conducts research on the heart-brain connection, heart intelligence, practical intuition emotional energetics and coherence:

  • In fetal development, the heart forms and starts beating before the brain begins to develop.
  • Your conscious, thinking mind is your slowest processor by far.
  • The subconscious mind processes millions of times more information than the conscious mind, but it still only knows what it learned. Most of what it has learned is based on the emotionally-charged memories you encoded before you were 7-years old, which is based on a rudimentary classification system that divides the world into what is safe and what is unsafe. What is unsafe is encoded much more strongly than what is considered unsafe.
  • The heart can process far more information than even the subconscious mind; its qualities and information are unconditioned, meaning they are not restricted by the learning and limitation of the conditioned subconscious mind.
  • The heart brain, like the brain proper, has an intricate network of neurons, neurotransmitters, proteins and support cells. It can act independently of the cranial brain and has extensive sensory capacities.

The Heart’s Link to the Divine

Now that you know a little of proven science behind the heart’s wisdom, what exactly does it look like when one follows their heart? First of all, and probably most importantly, it does not mean that I let my emotions decide for me. In fact, it surprisingly has little to do with emotions at all! For me, my heart center is the seat of my soul. It’s where my intuitive sense hooks up to the Divine — where I’m tapped into my higher wisdom. For me the insight comes through more as a persistent knowingness rather than a feeling such as desire or yearning.

Following Your Heart Requires Courage … But the Payoff is Huge!

Following one’s heart is not for the faint of heart! Your heart’s wisdom will call on you to do things that make absolutely no sense to the rest of the world but ultimately end up bringing about your highest good. At least this has been my experience, when:

  • I felt the calling to leave a Vice President position with an ad agency for a Community Relations Director position in a then moderately sized home health agency. The agency tripled in size during my tenure and helped me build a strong reputation in the business community, which eventually paved the way for me going out on my own and successfully running my own marketing & design firm for 25+ years.
  • I left the security of a marketing position with the previously mentioned manufacturing firm during troubling economic times to give myself a shot at art licensing (another calling of my heart). During this three-year period, I spent half-days doing contract marketing and the other half creating an extensive art portfolio that I launched at SURTEX in New York City in 2013. This was one of the most demanding and yet sweetest, happiest times of my career. What’s more, the timing of this move back to self-employment later enabled me the freedom to move to anywhere I wanted to, following the end of a 29-year marriage several years later.
  • Following said divorce, I honored the promptings of my heart when it said it wanted “Sunshine” to grieve and heal, and moved to Sedona, Arizona ….to a place that boasts sunshine 300+ day of the year and gave me more blessings and gifts then I could have ever dreamt up with my own limited thinking!
  • And now, inexplicably, my heart’s intuition is calling me to leave this beautiful, amazing place called Sedona to move near the ocean and to launch a healing practice or center there.

In every case, the guidance from my heart was gentle, yet persistent. The promptings came up repeatedly in my meditations, journaling, and as I opened up my intuitive senses further, through external sacred messengers. Now the entire Universe seems to speak to me! I receive guidance and encouragement from animal appearances, passages in books, bits of conversation, license plates & signage, and random individuals reaching out and saying, “I felt compelled to share this with you.”

The Intuitive Compass of the Heart

Throughout each of these experiences, my heart’s calling has been my compass. It sets the direction, then I’ve used my left-brain analytical/organizational skills to help make it happen in a responsible fashion. In other words, I don’t receive a calling then quit my job the next day. This, to me, would feel entirely risky and irresponsible. Instead, I honor the calling by doing some left-brain planning followed by inspired action. In some cases, it meant saving up enough money to support the transition from full-time to self-employment, while in others it called for writing and sending a letter of intent, researching industries or locations online, or reaching out to people in my network for information or referrals. In every case, “the leap” was prompted by my heart and implemented with the assistance of left-brain practical planning.

By now, I hope you can see that my experience of “following my heart” is not some mamby-pamby experience where I let my emotions rule. It’s more about trusting that the inspiration from my heart is divine guidance. Yes, it can be scary to follow its calling especially as it rarely reveals its whole plan up front. Yet for me, it’s no longer as frightening as you’d think. Following my heart has led me to the most juiciest, joyful experiences of my life. Considering all this, which would you rather have leading your life, your heart or your head?

With heaps of love & light,

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The New Year has some really BIG changes in store for me.

I got news just before the holiday that my large contract client hired a full-time internal person and will no longer need my services come the end of January. This has been my primary source of income for several years now. Yet rather than panic, I immediately turned inward for guidance. I heard, “it’s time” and “ocean.” It’s a message I’ve been hearing for a couple of months.

Also around the same time (it was a busy holiday!), another situation came to a close as well. I believe these “closures” are Spirit making way for me to move deeper into my life purpose. It is time to completely break away from marketing work and move fully into healing & teaching work …somewhere near the ocean.

For the past couple of months, I’ve been receiving intuitive guidance to “go to the ocean.” As much as I love Sedona, Spirit is definitely calling me elsewhere. I have to be honest and say that the guidance to move near the ocean is a bit perplexing because I’m more a lake person. Yet my intuition is clearly and repeatedly saying, “OCEAN.” Spirit is funny like that. It doesn’t give me a road map, instead it gives me breadcrumbs.

Since a major door is closing, I plan to use this as an opportunity to take some time to explore several areas near the ocean. After a little online research, I ruled out the West Coast and the Florida Keyes (for now). Thanks to some external intuitive guidance I was directed to Virginia Beach, the Outer Banks and the Carolinas. I’ve begun exploring those areas online and already they feel like a possibility (thank you Jane Horvitz). One big plus about that area of the country is that it would put me half-way between where most of my family members live (my son and sister in New England and my Mom & Dad in Florida).

Once I find a place that feels good, I plan to start a healing practice or center there.

Am I scared? Hell yes! But I trust my intuition. Whenever I follow it, life works out better than I planned, sometimes amazingly so. Moving to Sedona is one such example. I feel like I’ve had a mad love affair with Sedona for the past three and half years! As you know from my posts, I adore the landscape and its sacred vibe, the endless sunshine (except for today, lol), hiking, dancing, the metaphysical and spiritual community, and its people. I’ve been blessed with wonderful new friends here. To the friends I made through hiking, dancing, motorcycle riding, work, Unity and more, please know you have my deepest gratitude and heart-felt appreciation for your friendship and our time together. You have a piece of my heart forever!

So there you have it. A new adventure begins. If all goes well, I’ll be making my way east beginning February 1st. As I write this, I think I just might be the one of the bravest people I know, or the craziest!! …Time will tell 🙂))

I think the world needs more Spiritual Warriors. Did I just write the word “warrior?” Yes, that’s right. Heart-centered, peace loving, light shining lady here is advocating becoming a spiritual warrior. The emphasis is on spiritual as I am not promoting violence and fighting. Rather, I’m suggesting that we develop the strength, vision, power and conviction of a warrior. But rather than fighting battles on the field, as Spiritual Warriors we put our strength and passion to work in the political system, business world, school systems, and our own homes.

The recent election and issues in the world today have rocked many off center. I see and hear a lot of fear and negativity on the streets and in social media from those who desperately wish to create a better world. The fear and negativity are coming from feeling powerless, disheartened, frustrated, and confused about how to effectively create positive change. But a vibration of fear and negativity will not create a world of love and light. Only love and light can do that.

Therefore, I’m suggesting we consider becoming Spiritual Warriors. Warriors are strong, powerful, loyal, steadfast in their quest and vision, and effective. They are not easily shaken or frightened. SPIRITUAL Warriors are grounded in the Spirit, God, the Divine. Spiritual Warriors train and connect with Spirit daily, not just when things go wrong. This spiritual “training”  helps them build a strong foundation and practice so they are not easily discouraged or frightened when great challenges appear. If something occurs in their environment that does not resonate with their vision of love and light, it only makes them more resolved and determined to bring love and light into the world. When challenges appear, they turn to Spirit for inspiration and direction and then they take bold, inspired action to help build a world of peace, love, equal rights, and freedom for all to pursue their dreams.

 

 

Ten Tips for Raising Your Vibration to Hear God, Your Angels and Spirit Guides

Natalie Eve Marquis, CHT serves as a heart-centered catalyst to help people heal and deepen their connection to Spirit. She specializes in distance energy healing with written reports, angelic Reiki, past life regressions, spiritual intuitive readings & coaching and regularly hosts workshops and retreats in Sedona, Arizona and New England.

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PS: One of the tips is to go out in Nature. Nature helps raise our vibration because nature is the consummate healer. I especially love trees. They give us so much unconditional love, not to mention oxygen. Did you know that according to the Arbor Day Foundation, a mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year? Isn’t that amazing?!! Anyway as you see, I really am a tree lover and tree hugger!

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Why Aren’t Our Prayers Answered … Or Are They and We’re Just Not Seeing It??

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It often seems that our prayers and requests for guidance aren’t not being answered. But they are! In this Sacred Messenger video Natalie discusses:

  • Developing a RELATIONSHIP with God, our angels and spirit guides. Relationships involve on-going communication and interaction.
  • We often treat prayer like a “suggestion box.” Instead we should think of prayer as a DIALOGUE.
  • The other reason we can’t see what Spirit is communicating has to do with Vibration and Frequency, which we’ll cover in a future video.
  • Lastly, Natalie shares another example of Sacred Messengers showing up in response to her wondering if she was on the right track with a new endeavor.

Natalie Eve Marquis, CHT serves as a heart-centered catalyst to help people heal and deepen their connection to Spirit. She specializes in distance energy healing with written reports, angelic Reiki, past life regressions, spiritual intuitive readings & coaching and regularly hosts workshops and retreats in Sedona, Arizona and New England.

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I made this video about my I Love You exercise and the startling results. Well this morning, I was pulling out of Sunset Drive in Sedona after dropping Sienna off at doggy day-care when I noticed the car to my left pulling out beside me had the license plate “ILOVEYU!” Then I turned on my stereo and the song that cued up was “Let Your Love Flow.” Then my buddy & Director at Gateway Cottage hands me an envelope with my paycheck and it read “Natalie, Love You! B.” Spirit is saying I love you back to me and encouraging me in this endeavor in such fun and playful ways. Seriously how frigging awesome is that??!!

Read Matt Kahn & Julie Dittmar‘s book Whatever Arises Love That and check out his YouTube videos under True Divine Love. You’re gonna love it!

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A short interview with BakeR Gendron, The Psychic Coach and co-facilitator of the Sacred Messenger retreat. BakeR shares a recent example of Intuition as a Sacred Messenger. We also talk about how to tell the different between thoughts (fears) and intuition.

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Here are 13 categories or ways the Universe, our Angels, and Spirit Guides communicate with us in answer to our prayers, requests for guidance and support, etc.

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Metatron – Chakra Clearing 

by Natalie Eve Marquis, CHT

archangel_cards_hr7There are some powerful energetic shifts going on around us in the world today. No matter how big or scary the shifts seem, Archangel Metatron wants us to know he has our backs and that all of these shifts are simply returning us to pure divine LOVE. Call on Archangel Metatron to help clear your chakras and let go of all energies that do not serve your highest good
so can you fully embrace all the love that you are!

These beautiful Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue are available at Gateway Cottage Wellness Center in Uptown Sedona, Arizona.

Learn more about Archangel Metatron: http://angels.about.com/od/Famous-Archangels/f/How-Do-I-Recognize-Archangel-Metatron.htm

Chakra Clearing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1xwtA6C2DQ

Oreo rabbitThis is a very short story about intuition…

One cold winter’s day in New Hampshire, I accidentally let my son’s beloved black and white bunny, Oreo, out of his pen. Oreo dashed out into the horse pasture. I desperately chased after it, trying to catch it. Just when I’d get close enough to grab him, Oreo would dart off in other direction. Nothing I did was working. I was choking back a sob and just about to give up, when a voice outside of myself but in my head, said “Throw your jacket over the bunny.” As I continued to chase after Oreo, I took off my winter coat, and when I got close enough again, I threw it over the bunny. Oreo immediately stopped, I scooped him up and all was well. Intuition saved the day.

The inspiration to catch the bunny by throwing my jacket over it came totally out of the blue, and it ended up being the perfect solution. It also felt like the guidance came from somewhere outside of myself. And this is what intuition feels like for me. The thoughts, words, or “sense” of things, happens inside my head but it doesn’t feel like it comes from my own thinking mind. It’s a very subtle difference.

And therein lies the challenge of working with intuition. It’s a subtle skill. You can’t pump iron in a gym to build your intuitive “muscles.” Instead you have to learn listen for that quiet voice, impression or nudge, then trust and take action on it.

The quiet voice of intuition speaks to us all. But we don’t always listen. We’ve been taught to be nice, to not judge people, and to do things contrary to what our “gut feeling” is telling us – often to our own detriment. As Gavin de Becker says in the The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence:

“Only human beings can look directly at something, have all the information they need to make an accurate prediction, perhaps even momentarily make the accurate prediction, and then say that it isn’t so.”

Learning to embrace my intuition has made my life richer and more fulfilling. It’s made decision-making less of struggle and greatly enhanced my connection to God, as I’m now able to see and hear all the ways the Universe is speaking to me. Oh, and it’s also made me a great bunny catcher!

Natalie Eve Marquis, C.Ht, is heart-centered energy healer, hypnotherapist, intuitive, spiritual life coach, and workshop facilitator. 

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leopard-painting-finalToday’s SACRED MESSENGER is the LEOPARD

READING: Feeling like you don’t fit in? Take some time to sit quietly in nature and contemplate the unique aspects of your personality and outlook. Oh gorgeous one, why would you want to fit in when you’re absolutely amazing the way you are?! Often the very qualities we’re trying to shed in the name of fitting in, are the very qualities that are the source of our strength. Call in the Leopard for the strength to fully own and share your uniqueness with the world.

TOTEM: Secrets. Mystery. Hunter. Physical Strength. Sensuality. Shamanic Path, Nocturnal Magic.

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Sacred Messengers #2: Learn three ways to know if the universe/spirit is communicating with you.

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weasal-artToday’s reading is from the Sacred Messenger  WEASEL. Weasels can see beneath the surface of things and are very good at extricating itself from tricky situations. It uses its inborn ingenuity and charm to turn any challenge to its advantage. Call on the Weasel’s quick mind and keen insights to help you take advantage of rapidly changing situations today.

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BAT as Sacred MessengerToday’s SACRED MESSENGER is the BAT. The BAT is an omen of change and a symbol of shamanistic death, releasing some part of you that no longer serves your higher calling, to make way for your higher self expression. The Bat uses an alternative sense (sonar) to navigate its world. The Universe is encouraging you to tune into the subtler vibrations around you to help you navigate this change. Close your eyes, what is heart saying to you right now? Now stretch your awareness beyond your body, what is the vibration around you? What impressions are you picking up that are just outside of your normal awareness? Hone in on that. What does it want you to know? The guidance and information you are seeking is all around you, you just have to tune-in differently than you may be used to, or you’ve been working with your intuition for a while, then spirit is encouraging you to tune-in to a much finer degree.

Sacred Messengers: A brief introduction to Sacred Messengers and what they are.

Sacred means coming from Spirit. A Messenger is a person (or animal, sign, symbol, etc.) that carries a message. A Sacred Messenger is the “one” who brings you a message from Spirit.

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choose love choose light photoThe path to spiritual growth is full of choices. Little choices I make every day that add up to greater and greater levels of understanding and enlightenment. The choices I make are where my spirituality hits the road, so speak. It’s where I put my spirituality into action.

I pray every day to be the will of God in action and to see everything through God’s higher truth and perspective. God is love and light. God and I are one. God/love/light are me. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there’s a boatload of human stuff …cultural conditioning, history, memory, past programming, perceptions, and karma …. dimming my God-given light.

My daily focus then is to become aware of and to release the all barriers to the love and light within me. One of the ways I do this is to be hyperaware of my internal reactions to people and situations, and to notice whether I’m reacting in love or fear. A Course in Miracles says there are only two emotions – love and fear. One is of God, the other is not. It also says that everything we see is either “love or a cry for love.” My intent then is to notice how I’m responding and to be sure I’m choosing love. How does this look in every day life?

Last Friday, I received an email from my ex-husband saying that his employer was changing insurance coverage and that he was therefore no longer responsible for my health insurance. My immediate reaction? Fear. A cold edgy feeling that washed through my body. Worrisome thoughts quickly followed, “This can’t be right.” “He’s trying to get out of this.” “How am I going to afford this?” And, then I caught myself. This is not how I want to respond. It’s the way I spent most of my life responding, but not anymore.

I stopped myself and instead affirmed,I now choose love and I choose light. I don’t care what I see in my physical “reality” before me – I choose and proclaim that this is resolved for my highest and best good and the highest and best good of all concerned.” I then spent a moment envisioning the situation – the change in health insurance coverage, my ex-husband, the email, everything up to this point and all the actions that would follow – I envisioned them all being flooded with God’s love and light.

By just doing this small exercise, I felt a shift. On one level, the human level, the shift was small. On a spiritual level, the shift felt pretty big. Yeah me. The old me would have a fired off an email contesting the situation (before having all the facts) or just accepted it point blank (before having all the facts), often to my detriment. This time the new/present me did nothing. Instead I prayed, “Holy Spirit please guide everything I think, say and do so that I may realize the highest good from this situation for all concerned.”

Over the weekend, I reviewed our divorce decree. The language raised questions and I was inspired to contact an attorney to confirm to clarify and confirm the details. The attorney confirmed that due to the change in insurance my ex was no longer responsible for my health insurance. In response I felt a strange combination of both peace (knowing for sure) and deflated (now what to do). So, I once again affirmed that, “This is being resolved for my highest and best good.”

Prior to the divorce, my ex and I lived in New Hampshire, therefore our insurance was a New England plan. After the divorce I moved to Sedona and had to fly back to New Hampshire once a year in order to receive my annual checkups. I worked this into visits family and friends but it was a scheduling challenge and not exactly convenient. The situation was now unfolding to be an opportunity to enroll in an Arizona based plan. Yes, fear still occasionally bubbled up regarding choosing the right plan and the cost of the plan. I just kept affirming, “I choose love & light. This is resolving for my highest good” as I researched and reviewed insurance agent and insurance plans. I also kept choosing and affirming that as this is for my highest good then I’d have the income to pay for it as well. I didn’t force myself to feel good as I stated the affirmation or to look on the bright side. I just focused on love and light, anything else was non-negotiable so I didn’t think about it.

In retrospect, moving through this experience was a lot less bumpy than it would have been as the “old” me, in which I resisted, argued or forced my way through things. In fact, by choosing love and light (instead of fear), the situation unfolded with much grace and ease. Phew what a difference!

For me, this recent experience is another affirmation that I’m constantly creating my future reality and vibration with all the little choices that I make along the way. As I purposely choose God’s love and light, for big things and small, I’m creating a life infused with more Spirit, grace and peace.

In love & light,

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Choosing Our Response in a Nutshell

When a situation arises that causes a reaction in me, I pay attention. I notice, “I’m I feeling good (love) or fear (anger, worry, frustration, etc.)? If it’s the later, I let fear move through me and thank it for trying to protect me. I let it know that I’m making a different choice now. I choose love. More specifically, I choose to see the situation through God’s higher truth and perspective. I claim everything about this experience will resolve for my highest good and the highest good of all concerned.

The Steps to Choosing Love & Light

  1. I notice what I’m feeling. What’s my primary feeling? Am I feeling anything else? Give all the feelings a name.
  2. I allow myself a few minutes to fully feel the feelings (fear, anger, worry, blame, etc.). Where do I feel the feelings in my body? I notice them and allow them to move through me. Resisting it or stuffing it down will only cause it to resurface later. Allowing our feelings to move through us allows them to fully be released.
  3. Fear is not my enemy. I thank the fear for trying to protect me.
  4. I now make a different choice. I choose love & light, and affirm, “I choose and proclaim that this is resolved for my highest and best good and the highest and best good of all concerned.”
  5. I envision the situation filled with God’s love & light
  6. I give thanks that it is done and affirm, “Thank you and so it is.”

 

Natalie-MeditatingThe first time I heard the word “devoted” paired with “spiritual” I fell in love with the phrase. Devoted means that you love something, you have lots of enthusiasm for it, and that you are committed, dedicated, loyal and faithful to it. Phew, when you read all of the things it means, you get the sense that “devoted” is a very loving and powerful word.

In order to express my devotion to Spirit, I do my best to nurture my relationship with Spirit on a daily basis. The following is what I strive for; sometimes I fall short but overall it’s a daily practice that feeds my soul:

  • I start every morning with a prayer to be an instrument of God’s will.
  • I meditate or journal, either communing or conversing with Spirit.
  • I own my issues. Whatever triggers me, I do what I can to heal it and/or offer it up to Spirit for healing.
  • I forgive and ask for forgiveness, not just for the surface issue but also for the error in perception that sees anything or anyone as separate from me. I consistently ask to see everything from God’s higher truth.
  • I check in with Spirit for guidance, or just to say hi, throughout the day.
  • If I come up against a frustrating work-experience or challenging personal issue, I absolutely tune in to Spirit for guidance and direction.
  • I do my best to be a Light in all my interactions, both with others and myself.
  • I fan the flames of my enthusiasm for all things Spirit-based by reading inspiring spiritual or metaphysical books, listening to uplifting music, or watching the occasional faith-based movie.
  • I end the day with thanking God for the blessings of the day.

The goal here is not to set up an onerous list of must-do’s, but to lovingly reach for Spirit in ways that add a sense of connection, depth and joy to your life. Having a daily spiritual devotion is not “one size fits all.” For me it took a little experimenting to find a mix that worked for me. How do I know it’s working? I look forward to my “daily devotions” and spending time with Spirit. I feel like I have a much more personal relationship with God. Now, no matter what’s going on in my life, I feel a greater sense of connection, purpose and peace.

I’d love to hear how you connect with Spirit. Please comment and share so we can all be inspired!

PS: You are curious about spirituality and dating, read, “Dating and Getting Clear on What Spiritual Means.”

spiritual_loveI started dating a little over a year ago. This was following a surprise divorce after being married just short of 29 years. I took a year and a half off from relationships to grieve and heal, using some of this time to get clear about what type of partner I wanted the next time around. After all, I’m not the same person I was when I was twenty. Although many of my wish list items for a partner have remained the same: honesty, integrity, smart, and fun loving. Others, have become much more important. In fact, the characteristic at top on my list is now “a spiritual man.”

When I started dating, I used “spiritual man” as a filter to weed out the men that might or might not be a good fit for me. I’d find a way to ask, “Would you consider yourself a spiritual person? If so, in what way?” After dating a couple of great guys for a short time, I learned that “spiritual” has a very broad definition! Spiritual can mean, “I believe in a power greater than me but other than that I don’t give it much thought” to “I pray in times of need or crisis” to “I deeply value my spiritual connection and I am committed to putting my spirituality to work in my daily life.”

What I learned during this process is that I am on the latter end of the spectrum, while the other two wonderful guys were not. So I’ve refined my filter to “a spiritually devoted man”. We don’t have to believe the same exact things but I want someone who is devoted to their own spiritual connection and enjoys expressing and living it. Why? Because I do, and I want to share that with my partner.

My spirituality is now woven into every area of my life. It’s no longer reserved for Sundays, special holidays, or just my “personal” life. It’s now a golden thread that runs through my work-life, playtime, friendships, and downtime. It’s the first thought I have when I wake up and the last before I go to sleep. I don’t believe I’m fanatical about it. I don’t preach and I have no desire to “convert” anyone to my beliefs. In fact, I celebrate and honor each individual’s right to choose his or her own unique path to Spirit.

Although I dreaded having to start dating again in my fifties, I have to say that it’s been surprisingly fun! It’s also helped me clarify my needs and put my spirituality to work in new ways. Plus, I’ve met some wonderful men, a few of whom are now valued friends. The whole process makes me feel like I’m reliving my teenage years, except this time around I am much more confident, a whole lot less willing to settle, and open to whatever Spirit has in store for me.

PS: If you’re curious about my daily spiritual practice, you can read “One Woman’s Daily Spiritual Devotion.”

The Many Ways Reiki Can Help Your Mind, Body & Spirit

Mind_Body_SpiritBy Natalie Eve Marquis, C.Ht.

Reiki is a beautiful form of energy healing that is versatile, gentle, and effective. It has also been in use for almost 100 years. A Japanese method of healing, Reiki uses life force energy to heal the body, mind and spirit. Life force energy nourishes all the cells in the body and supports their functioning. Reiki is used to balance and increase the life force energy. When your life force is low, you feel weak or a general sense of unease. Low life force can also make you susceptible to illness. Strengthening your life force will help your body heal and remain healthy.

My clients and family have reported that Reiki has eliminated headaches, severe back pain and a host of other aches and pains. It has also relieved depression, made them feel more peaceful, and improved their focus and motivation.

Reiki is non-invasive. A client lies on a massage table fully clothed. Using no touch or a light touch on accessible areas of the body, such as the head, upper shoulders, upper chest, abdomen, legs, etc.), a practitioner channels Reiki to a client.

Clients often report feeling deeply relaxed, more relaxed than they have a long, long time. The level of deep relaxation that Reiki induces triggers the body’s immune system and natural healing abilities. Hypnotherapists, me included, sometimes use Reiki to induce clients to the half-conscious state necessary for subconscious therapeutic work (uprooting and transforming limiting belief, for example). The relaxation effects of a Reiki session may be felt long after a session as many clients say they also sleep better at night following a Reiki session.

Based on the findings of quantum physicists we now know that energy does not “travel” anywhere. It is simply “sent” and received” by intention alone and is instantly “transmitted”. Hence, Reiki is equally effective in person or over great distances (a significant portion of my work is providing Distance Reiki with a written report).

However, Reiki’s greatest value is its broad versatility. Since everything in our world is made up of energy, Reiki or life force energy can be applied to anything and everything.

This understanding is so strong in Reiki practitioners that in addition to using Reiki to help clients, you might see practitioners sending Reiki to their meal, to an airplane (both for a smooth flight and to reduce the spread of germs while flying), or to an upcoming event!

Reiki is not only one of the most popular alternative healing modalities, it is now one of the top three complementary in-patient therapies in U.S. hospitals, according to an American Hospital Association (AHA) survey.

The 13 Benefits of Reiki

The following list is by no means extensive but it will give you a good idea of the various issues that Reiki can help with:

  1. Anxiety and stress reduction
  2. Reducing or eliminating physical pain, including headaches, migraines, joint pain, back pain and more
  3. Reducing inflammation and healing infections
  4. Providing relief during emotional upsets and sorrow
  5. Instilling a greater feeling of relaxation, peace and contentment
  6. Improving focus and clarity
  7. Speeding up recovery from surgery or long-term illness.
  8. Reducing the side effects of medical treatments such as chemotherapy.
  9. Opening up the third eye chakra to improve intuition and access to higher wisdom
  10. Expanding your crown chakra to allow a greater connection with Spirit
  11. Healing animals
  12. Healing the land (from chemical spills, pollution, etc.).
  13. Healing mass events such people and areas affected by natural or man made catastrophes (earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.).

Many people feel immediate benefits from just one Reiki session. Those with chronic, long-term, or deeply routed issues should consider a series of Reiki sessions or ongoing Reiki sessions until symptoms improve.

I’m Ready for Reiki!

To purchase a Reiki session visit the Order Page, then email natalie @ creativeleapllc.com with a suggested date and time for your session.

Glow-Folk-Art-Angel-by-Lisa-LecturaTips for Deepening Your Connection to the Angels

By Natalie Eve Marquis, C.Ht.

If you’re like me you have no problem remembering to ask the Angels for support for the big stuff, “Please help my Mom’s surgery go smoothly.” Or, “Guide me to a new home that is perfect for me.” However, if we only ask the Angels for help for the big stuff, we’re missing a HUGE opportunity to bring more spiritual connection and magic into our lives. What’s more, working with Angels on a daily basis is a great way to increase your vibration. Your vibe determines what you attract into your life. If your vibration is low, you tend to attract negative circumstances and experiences. When your vibration is higher, you’re feeling good and attracting fun, expansive, enjoyable experiences.

Reach Out for Everything
The Angels want to help us with everything, nothing is too big or too small. But don’t just take my word on it. Ask the angels themselves! Better yet, consider developing a RELATIONSHIP with the Angels. They want to help and they want to be much more involved in our lives. How do I know this? Because when I’m doing intuitive readings, I call in angelic support and one of the most frequent suggestions they make to clients through me is “Reach out to us for everything. We love you and we want to help.” The depth and purity of their love is beyond words! You can experience this for yourself by developing a personal relationship with the Angels. Here are a few suggestions for developing a relationship with the Angels:

7 Steps to Developing a Relationship with Your Angels

  1. Pick one Angel. This might be an Angel that you’ve always been curious about or perhaps you need the special talent of a particular Angel. For example, if you want to break free of fear, work with Archangel Michael or if you’re having difficulty forgiving someone you might want to work with Angel Daniel.
  2. Get to know the Angel. There is a wealth of information about the various Angels on line and in books. I’ve included a few resources at the end of this article. However, BEFORE you read any material about angels, I encourage you to FIRST have your own inner dialogue with the Angel. My favorite way to do this, especially in the “getting to know you phase,” is to open my heart to the Angel, then with journal and pen ready, allow them to speak to me and tell me about themselves. Here’s how I do this:
    • Find a quiet place to sit.
    • Have a pen and journal ready.
    • Close your eyes and imagine the Angel before you.
    • Move your awareness to your heart. Think of someone or something that you love deeply. This might be a child, a pet or a partner. Allow that feeling of love to expand in your heart. Allow this feeling of love to expand beyond your heart to your whole body.
    • Invite the Angel to move into your heart center.
    • Notice how the Angel feels to you, then write down your impressions:
      • How does this Angel feel?
      • Do you have a sense of male/female energy?
      • What does the Angel look like? I sometimes get a very clear image of the Angel, while other times only one or two aspects of the Angel stands out. Whatever you “see” or don’t see is perfect for today.
      • Ask the Angel, “What do you like to help with?”
      • Note: When I say the Angels speak to me, I don’t hear them as a voice outside of my head; instead I sense their voice inside my head. I know it’s not my own thoughts because their “voice” has a unique personality that’s different from mine.
      • Do your best to suspend any judgment about whether you’re making things up or if the message is real. Just write down whatever impressions you get no matter how far fetched it seems.
      • Ask the Angel if It has a message for you and write down whatever impressions you receive
  1. Invite the Angel to work and play with you during the coming week. “Dear Angel _____ I give you open ended permission to guide, direct and support me during the coming week. Please send me signs so I know you’re with me.”
  2. Thank the Angel for merging with you today and for its love & support.
  3. Now you are free to read up and learn about the Angel from external sources such as books, DVDs, and websites.
  4. Growing a relationship takes time and attention, so be sure to spend a little time with the Angel through out the day. Just think of the angel and ask it to be with you and to guide and support you.
  5. Be open and aware to all the ways the Angel might reach out to you. Sometimes you become filled with an inner compulsion to do something like drive a different way to work. When you do, you see a “for rent” sign on a home. You were looking for a new home and this is the Angel’s way of guiding you to a potential prospect. Other times, the message is external. You may start noticing a certain word or phrase on a number of billboards, street names, or shop signs, for example.

In the beginning I asked the Angels to send me signs because I wanted reassurance that they were really working with me. Now I ask them for signs because I enjoy this form of external “dialogue” and it’s a fun way to keep the communication channels open.

Once you develop a relationship with a particular Angel and get to know It better, then you can move onto another Angel. I periodically work with Kimberly Marooney’s The Angel Blessing Kit. I pull an Angel card and work with that Angel for the week. As you get to know the various angels, you develop a powerful clan of light beings that you can call for love, guidance and support.

Resources:

Where Did My Spirit Guides Go? By BakeR Gendron, The Psychic Coach

Archangels and Ascended Masters: A Guide to Working and Healing with Divinities and Deities by Doreen Virtue

Goddesses & Angels Audio CD by: Doreen Virtue

The Angel Blessings Kit, Revised Edition: Cards of Sacred Guidance and Inspiration Paperback by Kimberly Marooney

 

Pools of Light Guided MeditationI wrote the following 10 minute guided meditation to help relax the body and emotions, heal the chakra system, and integrate positive life-affirming beliefs. You have my permission to record the meditation in your own voice, or download the free MP3.

Download the free MP3 audio file: 
Pools-of-Light-Chakra-Healing-Guided-Meditation.mp3
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Pools of Light Chakra Healing Guided Meditation
By Natalie Eve Marquis, C.Ht.

Take several long slow deep breaths and as you do allow your body to sink into the surface you’re sitting or lying on. Just allow the chair, sofa, or bed to fully support you. Become of aware of any tension in your body and just let all drain away. Breath in, one long and slow breath, and exhale one long, slow breath, allowing yourself to sink into a comfortable state of relaxation.

Now, I’d like you to imagine, sense, feel or otherwise know that there is a beautiful pool of healing water before you. Beneath the clear, pure water are colorful lights with special healing frequencies. In front of you are gently descending stairs leading down deep into the water …and you begin descending the stairs until your upper thighs are immersed in the water. The healing waters are the perfect temperature for you …you notice that the lights in the water are now sparkling like red rubies. The red ruby light cleanses and heals your feet, ankles, your shins, knees and thighs, all the way to your root chakra at the base of your spine. You are a powerful creator. You are creating perfect health and wellness. In your inner mind, you affirm, “I am a powerful creator … I am perfect health and wellness …I am divine love …I am joy.” And, you allow that love and joy to dance and flow through and between every cell of your body.

Stepping deeper into the pool, until the water is up to your hips … the lights in the water turn a soft, sensuous orange, cleansing and healing, and you feel fantastic as your creativity awakens and expands even more. You feel creative … you feel joy singing through your veins …you feel fantastic. And, it is so.

Stepping deeper into the water, you feel gloriously relaxed. The silky pure water is just above your belly button … and the lights in the pool turn a soft sunny golden yellow, cleansing and healing your solar plexus chakra, activating your power center. You have a strong sense of self. You are relaxed and confident. You know you have the power to transform your world and your life. That power is activating at deeper levels, making you stronger, more confident, more positively powerful than you’ve ever been before …you take positive action in every area of your life.

And you go deeper, stepping deeper into the water, until the pure cleansing water is up to your chest. The lights turn a rich, lush green, swirling around your chest and back, cleansing and healing. Your heart is full of love, overflowing out into the world like a strong wave, and the more love you give out, the more love returns to you, tenfold, from so many sources.

And you sink a little further into the pool, until the water is now just below your chin. The water feels glorious, soothing, comforting…. the lights in the pool are now a beautiful blue, soothing, cleansing and healing. You speak your truth with compassion. You listen and communicate well as you sink deeper into total relaxation and contentment. It feels so good, allowing your body to heal and relax….

The lights in the water turn a deep, deep purple and this resonates in the space between your eyebrows, your Third Eye Chakra, cleansing and healing. You see your outer and inner environment with perfect, crystal clarity. You now find that any information you are reaching for is instantly downloaded to you. You have the right information at the right time. Everything flows with perfect understanding and with perfect timing.

You are so incredibly relaxed and comfortable that you lie back and let your body float in the pure crystal clear water, perfectly supported, feeling safe & serene, and oh so relaxed. The lights in the pool are now sparkling like diamonds, cleansing and healing your Crown Chakra. You feel exquisitely connected, one with everything around you, and you enjoy a deeper understanding of all that is. You feel Sources’ Love flowing in and around you. It’s the deepest, most pure love you’ve every felt. Gratitude for this love wells up and overflows, you are so very grateful for the love and this healing.

The healing is complete for today and so you step out of the pool. You are immediately enveloped in a soft luxurious towel, or a robe, or whatever feels most comfortable for you. You turn and notice a button beside the pool, you push the button and all the water drains out of the pool, taking with it all the things that no longer serve you.

And with a sigh you snuggle deeper and deeper into total and complete relaxation and contentment. You are now open and receptive to all the words that you are about to hear, knowing that they are for your highest and best good. All of your senses reaching out and embracing the words to come welcoming them home.

Mentally affirm the following:

  • Today I am open to receiving insights, information and healing that is for my highest and best good.
  • I allow myself to embrace and honor my inner child at all times.
  • I am beautiful inside and out.
  • I am worthy.
  • I am smart and capable.
  • I am priceless.
  • I love myself.
  • I now allow greater levels of love, joy, peace and abundance into my life.

Now become aware of your breath again, gently wiggle your fingers and toes, stretch a bit and open your eyes when you’re ready to begin your day!

The 8 Clair Senses: The Spiritual Psychic Senses

Much like you have five physical senses: seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling, did you know we each have the ability to experience or develop eight “clair” senses or spiritual psychic senses?

If you are interested in developing your intuition it may be helpful to know that most individuals begin by having a dominant way of receiving intuitive information, typically visual (clairvoyant), auditory (clairaudient) or they just “know” (claircognizant). As you practice your skills more consistently, other intuitive senses may also begin to grow and expand. So let’s explore the eight ways intuitives receive information:

The 8 Psychic Senses

eye-clairvoyant-iconClairvoyance: A clairvoyant (clear seeing) receives extrasensory impressions and symbols in the form of mental images through their mind’s eye (third eye). You may be clairvoyant if you experience vivid dreams, visions, mental images and mini-movies that flash into your inner awareness. You may be able to see the colors of the energy fields (auras) around people, plants, and animals, or perhaps you are able to see angels, ghosts, or other beings. You may have a propensity for clairvoyance if you are a “visual” person, can easily visualize solutions to problems, have a great sense of direction, or are very good with visual-spatial problems, like rearranging furniture or loading and arranging the items in the dishwasher. A clairvoyant may have the ability to see the future (precognition), to clarify and illuminate the present (most common) and see the past (postcognition).

lightbulb-claircognizant-iconClaircognizance: You experience claircognizance (clear knowing) when you just suddenly know something to be true, even though you didn’t see it, hear it or feel it. You just know it. It’s a stroke of instant insight or a download of information that needs no processing or interpretation. Claircognizance can be experienced as a nagging idea or unrelenting thought, much like a persistent awareness that someone is lying to you when you have no physical evidence of it. Many individuals confuse claircognizance (clear knowing) with clairempathy (clear emotion) or clairsentience (clear physical feeling) because their “knowing” is quickly followed by either a personal emotional or physical reaction to the insight. Overtime, paying attention to how the insight comes into your awareness will help you distinguish the difference.

ear-clairaudient-iconClairaudience
If you are clairaudient (clear hearing), you are able to perceive sounds, words or noise from the spiritual or ethereal realm. Someone is clairaudient if they mainly receive their intuitive information with their inner or outer hearing. Yes, we are talking about hearing voices (either outside of yourself or in your head)! An example is that you’re driving to work and suddenly hear “Take the next exit.” There is no one in the vehicle with you. However, the message was clear, and seemed to come from outside of yourself. You take the next exit instead of driving your usual route. When you arrive at work, you learn you avoided a five car pile up, which would have made you miss a very important meeting. You might lean towards clairaudience if you are naturally attuned to sounds, tones, rhythm and music. If you sing, play music, have an easy time remembering voices, or can easily hear it someone’s voice when they are lying to you.

heart-clairempathy-iconClairempathy: You have clairempathy (clear emotion) if you sense other people’s emotions, thoughts and symptoms. It is the awareness or perception of emotional energy. You don’t necessarily experience the feeling in our body, but you are aware of the feeling. Think of Troy from Star Trek the Next Generation. She could sense other people’s emotions. Ever walk into a room after a couple was arguing and sensed the anger and hurt in the room? If so, you are clairempathic. Empaths need self-care and psychic protection techniques to successfully manage their empathic nature and shield themselves from energetic overload. A skilled empath knows how to maintain spiritual boundaries, replenish energy and clear unwanted negative energy from their auric field. The difference between clairempathy and clairsentience is that empaths sense the emotion whereas sentients experience the emotion. Empaths sense the energy, but sentients feel the energy.

gut-clairsentient-iconClairsentience: A clairsentient (clear physical feeling) obtains intuitive insight by way of a physical experience in their body. You have a “gut feeling” or “something doesn’t feel right,” and you experience it viscerally, as a physical sensation, in your body. Clairsentient’s feel (not just sense) the experience of other people’s emotions, ailments or injuries. They can also feel the physical and emotional pain of a land or a place where tragic events have occurred such as fear, jealousy, insecurity, hatred, and pain. An example of this is that a friend of mine, a gifted psychic medium, gets an upset stomach when negative entities are nearby or pestering one of her clients. The difference between clairempathy and clairsentience is that empaths sense the emotion whereas sentients experience the emotion. Empaths sense the energy, but sentients feel the energy.

hand-clairtangent-iconClairtangency: You may have clairtangency (clear touching) if you have the ability to perceive facts about an event or person by contact with or proximity to the object or person. This is also commonly known as psychometry. You may be clairtangent if you quickly gain formerly unknown insights when you hold someone’s watch, touch their hand, when you pick up an old antique at a flea market, or touch an old building. Note: The author is not convinced “clairtangency” is a unique clair. A clairvoyant medium uses the spirit world to garner intuitive insight while psychometry uses an object or person to dial into intuitive insight. The insight, through either method, may come through in mental images (clairvoyance), sound (clairaudient), emotion (clairempathy), or physical sensation (clairsentience), etc.

nose-clairsalient-iconClairsalience: For those with clairsalience (clear smelling), insights come through the perception of smell, such as smelling a fragrance or odor of a substance, person, place, or animal that is not in your immediate surroundings. These odors are perceived without the use of your physical nose. Other names for this are clairscent and clairscentency. An example of this ability is: you are cleaning the house when all of a sudden you get a strong smell of the perfume your deceased grandmother used to wear. No one wears that fragrance in your home. Your grandmother is reaching out from the spirit world to communicate with you. Or, maybe lately everywhere you go, you keep smelling lilacs. Lilacs are your Mom’s favorite flower. It’s a nudge to call your Mom as she may need your support right now. Experiencing scents might trigger the other senses to “see,” “hear” or “feel” what a spirit is trying to communicate.

nose-clairsalient-iconClairgustance: An individual with clairgustance (clear tasting) receives psychic information through their sense of taste, without having any physical source of that taste in their mouth. People sometimes report tasting a favorite food or drink from a loved one who has passed away. Others report that when they are problem-solving they receive helpful information through an extrasensory taste in their mouths. For instance, police detectives investigating crimes sometimes get an unexplained taste in their mouths, such as blood or a certain chemical that relates to a specific type of drug, which gives them the guidance they need to find out what really happened.

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Explore additional resources on Intuitive Development.

Intuitive-Readings-Creative-Leap-Energy-HealingSome folks are born with highly developed athletic or artist skills, while others are born with one or more well-developed clair senses or intuitive skills.

Aside from being born with heightened psychic abilities, intuitive skills can be strengthened and developed. There are also many documented stories of individuals experiencing one or more of the clairs as they deepen their spiritual practice. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Buddhist Abhidhamma include specific practices that are said to lead to the development of psychic abilities. However, the psychic skills are not an end result in and of themselves but rather sign posts of spiritual development.

Intuition is an internal guidance system that we are all born with. However, some people trust their intuition and pay attention to their inner guidance more than others. Here are a few reasons why developing greater intuitive skills a good idea:

Ten Benefits of Nurturing Your Intuition

  1. Improves your decision making.
  2. Decisions become synced with one’s heart & soul.
  3. Reduces stress when solving or dealing with problems.
  4. Helps you avoid danger.
  5. Gain insight to the hidden truths about you and your life.
  6. Unleashes creativity and imagination.
  7. Negative emotions get processed more quickly (because you are aware of them, there is less stuffing down and ignoring the emotions only to erupt later as disease, stress, etc.).
  8. Integrates left and right brain functions, giving you a more complete perspective on issues.
  9. Improves physical, mental, emotional health.
  10. Improves your connection to God, Source Energy, Divine Love.

Click here for information on The 8 Clair Senses: A Visual Guide to the Spiritual Psychic Senses or explore additional resources on Intuitive Development.

playful2The Past Life Playshop … A Fun Way to Heal

I’ve encountered quite a few clients that are nervous about having a past life regression. They’re concerned they might flunk being able to access a past life, that they won’t be able to “do it” or “see anything.” Some are fearful about what they might learn. While others are worried about being able to be relax enough to undergo hypnosis.

All this fear and tension unnecessarily inhibits the process of exploration and healing. Fear, tension and worry constrict or block the flow of information from our higher consciousness. While on the flip side, being in a playful state opens the heart and mind and allows information and answers to flow more freely.

I developed the Past Life Playshop as a way to help people relax and have fun while exploring insights from their past lives and higher consciousness.

About the Past Life Playshop

In this half-day workshop, participants will learn how to playfully access their higher consciousness and past lives for clues and insights regarding current-life challenges such as job, health, relationships, etc. Some the activities include:

  • Playful exercises to gain insight on yourself and your current challenges.
  • Meditations to help you by-pass your analytical mind and tap into the rich reserves of your higher consciousness.
  • A group past life regression for healing current life issues.

The Benefits of Past Life Regression

A Past Life Regression is a special opportunity for personal growth and healing. With the help of a trained hypnotherapist, a past life regression can help you:

  • Understand current personal relationships in a new light
  • Awaken talents and abilities from the past
  • Release fears and anxieties linked to past life traumas
  • Release past life traumas at the root cause
  • Understand and align with your soul’s purpose

Come Play With Us!

Visit the Past Life Playshop page for details on upcoming dates, locations and how to register.

In an effort to make my work more accessible to people that live in West Sedona, Cottonwood, and beyond, I’m offering session at Unity of Sedona on 65 Deer Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336 on Thursday afternoons during the month of January 2016. I also provide sessions from my home in the Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, AZ.


Past Life Regressions for Healing
With Natalie Eve Marquis, Certified Hypnotherapist & Reiki Master Teacher
Dates: Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm OR 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. by appointment only
Location: Fellowship Hall, Unity of Sedona, 65 Deer Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336
Cost: $133.00 for a 1.5-hour session
Scheduling: Call Natalie at 603-642-4949 or Natalie@creativeleapllc.com

Note: Hypnotherapy and Reiki Energy Healing Sessions are also available, for details & rates visit http://wisdomwithinobx.com/services/.

Service Description:
In a Past Life Regressions for Healing session you are an active part of the process. It is NOT a passive past life readings where a medium or intuitive reader simply tells you who or what you were in a past life. While this may be interesting, it is typically not a very potent growth experience. In a Past Life Regression for Healing session, you will experience and feel your past life …and as a result, experience amazing insights and a powerful shift.

Benefits of Past Life Regression
A Past Life Regression is a special opportunity for personal growth and healing. With the help of a trained hypnotherapist, a past life regression can help you:

  • Understand current personal relationships in a new light
  • Awaken talents and abilities from the past
  • Release fears and anxieties linked to past life traumas
  • Release past life traumas at the root cause
  • Understand and align with your soul’s purpose

How Does Past Life Regression Work?
While in a light trance, with me as your guide, you will experience a past life. Typically the past life you’ll experience is directly related to a current issue, challenge or question. The experience is very cathartic and most experience an important shift in their current day life.

“My past life regression with Natalie helped me release a block that has limited my success for a long time. It was a powerful, thorough and transformative session.”  ~ BakeR Gendron, The Psychic Coach, Sedona , AZ

Natalie’s Bio:
Natalie Eve Marquis is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, and Integrated Energy Therapy IET practitioner. She specializes in transformational hypnotherapy, past life regression therapy for healing, and Memory MakeoverTM therapy (similar to Time Line Therapy). Prior to her transformation into the healing arts, she was successful marketing communications consultant for over 25 years. Natalie’s greatest joy now comes from co-creating with her clients so they may live happy, healthier lives. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, hiking, and painting.

The path to Bell Rock, Sedona, AZOur life journey is a path of learning and healing. It is a journey towards remembering who we really are: one with the Divine and therefore one with Love, Joy, Abundance and Bliss. I came across these concepts while preparing for a new workshop retreat. I think the 8 Concepts beautifully summarize the healing journey:

  1. Healing is a lifelong journey toward wholeness.
  2. Healing is remembering what has been forgotten about connection, unity, and interdependence among all things living and nonliving.
  3. Healing is embracing what is most feared.
  4. Healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction.
  5. Healing is entering into the transcendent, timeless moment when one experiences the divine.
  6. Healing is creativity, passion, and love
  7. Healing is seeking and expressing self in its fullness, its light and shadow, its male and female.
  8. Healing is learning to trust life.

Suggestion: Ponder each concept and notice what bubbles up for you. Does a particular concept make you uncomfortable (ex. # 3 “embracing what is most feared” or “trusting life”)? If so, it is a good indication of area that needs love, forgiveness work, and healing.

I encourage you not to ignore the fear or hide from it because it’s keeping you from fully experiencing your divine nature (love, joy, peace, abundance). Instead gently explore the edges of your fears. Take a moment and ask Archangel Michael to help you face your fears, Archangel Chamuel to help you find healing through forgiveness and Archangel Raphael to help you heal any patterns or wounds associated with these fears. Then give all the fears over to the Divine to begin the healing process.

That is all you have to do for today.

Love & Light,

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Source: Eternal Studenship The 8 Concepts of Healing are from The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary  by Angeles Arrien originally from Jeanne Archterberg’s book Woman as Healer

My friend Karen A. shared this with me and I just had to share it with you!

Karen: This is a passage from James Twyman who is a healer.  He travels the world and arranges groups to sing to bring up the vibration of an area. I liked what he had to say on law of attraction:

I-AM-FB-post-artJames: “Do you know how to practice the Law of Attraction from your SOUL, not just your ego? Did you know that 87% of people who used the Ego’s Law of Attraction felt unsuccessful – EVEN WHEN IT WORKED?

Here’s the first lesson:

The Ego’s Law of Attraction is based on a single phrase: “I Want That.”

The SOUL’S Law of Attraction is also based on a single phrase: “I AM That!”

Maybe you can feel the difference just by reading those words. The ego searches for fulfillment in the outside world, believing that it can experience happiness, satisfaction and joy only when it attracts the thing or things it does not presently possess. It says “I want that car,” or “I want that person to love.” The SOUL has a completely different approach. It KNOWS that everything it could possibly desire is already within, and so it becomes the source of that quality for another. In other words, if it’s love you want to manifest, then it finds creative ways to offer love to others, thus unlocking the door where Sacred Love resides. It uses the great Name of God that was given to Moses by saying “I AM That Love.” In doing so, love flows in from every direction.”

Be the love, light, joy, peace, abundance, and freedom. Be it so much that it bubbles up and over blessing everyone around you. Be it so much that your Soul knows you are “that” and attracts more of “that” into your life.

For those of you who’ve had a Distance Energy Healing session with me or an Intuitive Reading, you know I often pull an Oracle card on your behalf to begin our session. I have several oracle decks that I work with but the nearest and dearest to my heart are the Magical Messages From the Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D. This deck called to me from the moment I set eyes on it and every time I draw a card for myself or someone else the message is spot on.

I thought it would be fun to share with you a message from the fairies.

PICK A CARD

Quiet yourself … look at the cards below …. and pick the one that calls to you. 

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Remember your number and scroll down to read your message from the Fairies – and me.


Want a Deeper Reading?

I now offer Intuitive Reading. A reading with me is more like a spiritual counseling session. I work through the Creator (i.e. God or Spirit), sometimes accessing your Angels and Spirit Guides, to tap into information that will provide you with clarity and insight about your soul’s journey.

A reading will reflect the energetic patterns that are showing up in your life right now and will shed light on the most likely outcomes at this point in time. Quite often, we discover areas where you are not moving forward, and in these cases, Spirit typically provides gentle guidance and direction for your consideration.

If you’d like to lean more, visit my page about Intuitive Reading. Or, to Schedule a Reading call me at (603) 642-4949 or contact me via email at Natalie (@) CreativeLeapLLC.com.


Your Card Revealed…

Here is what the Fairies say is in store for you today. Scroll below the image for the reading.

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Your Reading

1. Affirmations:

Natalie: You drew this card because there something you want in your life right now. Think about what this is right now. How do you feel? Are you full of wanting? Do you feel a little anxious or doubtful? The fairies want you to know you can have what you want, you just need to “feel it to see it.”  There’s a popular saying that “Thoughts become things.” Well it’s actually the feeling behind the thought that works like a magnet to pull it towards you. If you’re not feeling it, create an affirmation or two that will help feel juicy anticipation rather than want or doubt. Here’s an example of a juicy affirmation that we crafted for one of my friends, “My cranial sacral therapy work is as delicious as Häagen-Dazs and is abundantly lucrative.” It’s so yummy, I can taste her joy & success.

2. Ask For What You Want

Natalie: It’s time to speak up about what you want. My friend, Dr. Karen Maxwell, with Elite A Center for Well Being, teaches a workshop called the Cosmic Kitchen. It’s a great workshop and the gist of it is that the Universe works just like a restaurant kitchen. You’ve got to speak up and place an order …or nothing comes to your table! First get clear about what you want, then ask the Universe for what you want. You can always qualify your request with “This or something better for the highest good of all concerned.” Next, consider writing an Affirmation (love how today’s cards work together!) to help you maintain a high vibration around your request. Lastly, be on the look out for nudges, signs and indications to take action on. These will lead you to your heart’s desire.

3. Birthday

Natalie: This card means what you desire will occur by your next birthday. Or, you’ll receive important information about what you desire, perhaps a lead, guidance, or inspiration, at an upcoming birthday celebration. Woo-hoo put your party hat on! This is just another way the Universe is showing you that it loves you and supports you.

4. Get Some Exercise

Natalie: You need to get your body moving. This message isn’t necessarily about the physical or emotional benefits of exercise but more about the energetic benefits of moving your body. There’s some stale or stagnant energy in your system (anger, sadness, frustration, etc.) and you need to get moving to loosen it up and let it out. A brisk ten minute walk, do 20 jumping jacks, or better yet, put on your favorite dance tunes and dance around the house. Really let loose, shake your arms, legs, booty. Get it all moving as vigorously as you can for five to ten minutes. I bet as soon as you’re done you’ll feel a shift. Take a deep breath and consciously let all the yucky energy go.


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