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Give Yourself Permission To Feel

Give Yourself Permission to Feel What You Feel

Welcome back to Season 2 of the Nurtured Empath Podcast

 

So, here we are back with season two and you know thinking about what the first episode would be for season two.

What really came through to me was what I have been seeing through client sessions in the last few months, it’s really been about not been able to feel what you feel.

What I have been noticing is that a lot of people will excuse how they are feeling because, especially with what we have been experiencing over the last year 2020 they feel like there are other people out there that are worse off.

And you know what it really doesn’t matter what other people are going through. This is about you and how you are feeling and about what you are experiencing.

Now you pushing down and not expressing or processing how it is that you are feeling and what it is that you are experiencing is not helping anybody.

Not helping you and not helping the other people you’re seeing that you are feeling are going through worse things than you are.

give yourself permission to feel

You not expressing your own feelings does nothing for them, it’s not going to help them on their path at all. All it’s going to do is to cause you to feel worse because you’re not going to be expressing or processing how you are feeling.

You’re going to be putting on that mask like we pretend to do to say you know what everything is okay, I am fine. That is obviously a big statement that empaths tend to use and females especially tend to use, we use that statement of I’m fine.

I think I have mentioned this before in the previous season of this podcast. I am fine is a statement that is banned in my household because it’s not a true statement.

When someone says they are fine, majority of the time they are not fine, they are just saying I don’t want to burden you with this, so I am going to say that I am fine.

All you’re saying is I can’t feel what I feel because the person over there has got it worse than I do. All that is doing is you’re pushing it down and not processing, and what not processing does is that it fills you up on the inside. And if you are filled up in the inside then it reduces your capacity to help other people.

So, if you are seeing someone else whether they’re close to you or just someone you know going through a tough time, and you feel that what your experience is, is less compared to what they’re going through.

While you not processing what’s going on for you that means you are minimising your capacity to help them with whatever they’re going through.

So, why would you want to do that?  Why would you want to look at their situation? That is really bad so, what I’m going through that is nothing I’m not going to deal with it.  All you are doing is just reducing that space that you have within you to help them with whatever they are going through.

I know for me I wouldn’t want to do that, in my role obviously as a counsellor I have to have the capacity to help my clients.

It’s important that I always deal with my stuff and I can tell you the things I hear from my clients are one hundred times worse than what I go through.

But it doesn’t minimise what I experience, I need to be processing and expressing that for myself, so then I still have that capacity to help them and that is the same for you.

Make sure you’re always expressing your own feelings, giving yourself permission to feel.

So, then you have that space to help other people that are going through some tough times.

I hope that helps you understand the importance of giving yourself the permission to feel.

So, it’s really important for you to start to know it’s okay to feel what you feel. It’s okay to express what you feel. It’s okay to process what you feel.

“Give Yourself Permission To Feel”

Blocking that and pretending to feel okay, is not helping you to grow it’s stunting your growth, your spiritual growth.

It’s important for you to give yourself the permission to feel.

That is really the message I wanted to get across in the first episode of season two.

“It is okay to feel”

give yourself permission to feel

I really want you to go ahead and be doing that, to start to process or to express what you feel.

Journaling is a great way to do that, it’s like a brain dump, open the page and really writing about truly how you are feeling.

What’s been happening? Who is part of the story? What’s the environment it’s happening in?

Really writing all of it out, getting it out of your brain, it’s going to help you to express and process it. To see the truth of what is really going on.

Because when we leave things up in our mind, they tend to gain momentum and the story can have things added into it that aren’t necessarily true.

This will really help you to express, process and really move through whatever it is you have been experiencing.

That is my tip for you today to really start to understand what is you are feeling.  I am going to leave you with a question:

“When was the last time you really gave yourself the permission to feel what you feel?”


Nicole offers both in-person and online holistic counselling sessions, to book your session click here


Nicole Ivens | Holistic Counsellor

 

How to Boost Your Immune System

How to Boost Your Immune System

How To Boost Your Immune System

 

This is a topic and question on everyone’s mind right now on a global scale, how can I boost my immunity?  I know for me when this global pandemic started my first thoughts went to how am I going to keep my girls safe, especially my eldest who is immunocompromised.

We went through all the normal steps that were being recommended by medical experts, social distancing, personal hygiene, hand sanitizer and vitamin supplements.

As an energy healer I was very aware that there was more too it, there were other things that had the capacity to be lowering our immunity.

According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) there is and emotional component in 85% of all illnesses.

Stress and anxiety can have a huge impact on your physical health, especially chronic levels and during this time there is unprecedented levels of stress in people on a global scale.

To add to that is not only your own stress and anxiety, but what you as an Empath are feeling from not only those in your physical presence but the overwhelming vibration of our planet right now.

You may look at your own circumstances and feel you know what it’s okay, I am doing fine, yet still experiencing a low grade anxiety.  The issue I have noticed with that is, when it is your own stress and anxiety you can use your coping tools but when its coming from something you know nothing about, now that is challenging.

Just the awareness of the vibration that the planet is operating at right now can be a huge help to you, knowing that you may feel a low grade anxiety that is not yours helps you to cope.

Connecting in with your cosmic team and always asking the question “is this mine?” If not ask them to release it from your auric field.  Due to the high levels of anxiety right now, it is important to add this to your tool box and use it regularly.

Lets look at how stress effects your immune system:

“Since emotions run every system in the body, don’t underestimate their power to treat and heal” – Dr Candace Pert

What we think and what we tell ourselves can either support or undermine our health.  Because the immune system is so sensitive to thoughts, emotions, and subtle energies, energy healing can be an extremely useful tool in supporting wellness, fighting illness and speeding healing.


According to Neuroscientist Dr Joe Dispenza – You can read full article here

How to Boost Your Immune System

“As people begin to overcome emotional states that keep them connected to past experiences—as they break out of redundant habits and automatic programs, as well as change certain self-destructive attitudes and beliefs—aspects of their immune system up-regulate genes. This means that their thoughts and feelings are signaling cells within the body’s internal defense system to turn on healthy genes to make better proteins—otherwise known as healthy anti-bodies—as well as a host of other beneficial chemicals to balance and regulate the body. This process in turn reduces inflammation, suppresses tumors, mobilizes enzymes, and so on.

So the next time you sit down to create a better life, a healthier body, or a new experience, just remember that your brain and body have never been separate and the bridge between them is your immune system. You see, your body has always been spying on your brain. So why not use your nervous system—the greatest pharmacist ever—to activate your body’s internal army to create order for you every day? You don’t even need a prescription.”


Understanding the effect of stress on your physical body is the first step but as we all know stress is a constant in all of our lives.  So the important thing is to learn how to navigate it in your life, finding, understanding and implementing coping tools that help to reduce your stress levels.

EFT has been shown through scientific studies to have a great effect both on lowering stress levels but also the physical effects of stress on the body, including the immune system.  The following physical improvements have been recorded:

  • Lowers your blood pressure
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Lowers your level of stress hormones
  • Boosts your metabolism
  • Counters aging
  • Improves your resting heart rate
  • Helps your cells fight cancer
  • Counters insulin resistance
  • Improves your neural signaling
  • Counters autoimmune disease
  • Strengthens your cell membranes
  • Reduces oxidative stress

How to Boost Your Immune System

EFT Tapping has been scientifically proven to rewire the brain to bring both the body and mind back into balance!

“The most revealing studies of the physiological aspects of EFT have examined its epigenetic effects. A population of veterans with PTSD received 10 EFT sessions. It found regulation of 6 genes associated with inflammation and immunity. A pilot study comparing an hour-long EFT session with placebo in 4 nonclinical participants found differential expression in 72 genes. These included genes associated with the suppression of cancer tumors, protection against ultraviolet radiation, regulation of type 2 diabetes insulin resistance, immunity from opportunistic infections, antiviral activity, synaptic connectivity between neurons, synthesis of both red and white blood cells, enhancement of male fertility, building white matter in the brain, metabolic regulation, neural plasticity, reinforcement of cell membranes, and the reduction of oxidative stress. The broad function of this suite of genes is similar to that found in Church et al, confirming the association of EFT with the downregulation of inflammation and stress markers and the upregulation of immune markers.”  You can read the full scientific study here

Whilst seeing the scientific studies is needed and fantastic to see, I have found both my own personal experience and those of my clients is the most powerful. Just a short three years ago I was very unwell physically after many years of chronic stress levels due to my daughters seizures.

Through the use of EFT to navigate my stress levels, I was able to not only cope with what I needed to deal with I was able to heal events, memories and words of my past that were having a large impact on my body.

I went from getting sick all the time, a new cold or infection every week to feeling well and not catching any colds or infections.  I was amazed to see the difference in how I was feeling just by healing emotionally.

“Our emotional wellbeing has a massive effect on our physical wellbeing” – Nicole Ivens


To start to learn how to navigate your stress and anxiety levels and learn the wonderful and effective technique of EFT, you can book your session here.

Nicole Ivens | Empath Counsellor

surrender

Surrender your Stranglehold on the Universe

“All we have is this moment, yesterday is gone and tomorrow is yet to arrive”

 

Surrender

The attempt and effort to control each moment is an exercise in futility, there are way too many forces at play at any given moment to have full control over anything.  As you do make this attempt instead of gaining the outcome you are looking for, you are in actual fact, cutting off the flow from the Universe.

 

Surrendering to each and every moment, releases anxiety and worry, in this moment you can breathe.  You can handle this moment!  Surrendering is letting go of control, relinquishing the idea that all you have is your own power that there is no-one else.

You can handle this moment! 

In a place of control you are cutting off the power of the universe, a stranglehold on your life and then wondering why it’s not working out how you envisioned.  It reminds me of a saying:

“If you love something, let it go and if it returns, it is yours forever”

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Whilst surrendering and letting go is frightening, the immense relief you will feel is more than worth the moment of fear.  Remember as a child you didn’t have to worry how things happened,  you could rely on a bigger power – Your Parents.

It is no different now, there is a bigger infinite power at play – The Universe.  You just need to trust in her, like you trusted in your parents to never lead you astray.

When we are continuously worrying about things, whether it’s about what has been or what has yet to come, it’s like we are really putting a stranglehold on the Universe.  Not allowing it to flow through us because we are strangling it, strangling it with worry, strangling it with anxiety and strangling it with stress.

If we can surrender to the current moment, surrender to right now that is like us just releasing that stranglehold.  It is allowing us to really trust in the Universe, trusting that she knows what we need in each and every moment, trusting that she will provide for us in each and every moment, financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Providing us with everything we need in each and every moment, imagine living from that place, how different would your life look if you did that?  If you just surrendered, surrendered to each moment, not worrying about what has been, not worrying about what is yet to come, just surrender to NOW.

Having unwavering faith and unwavering trust, that everything you need is going to flow to you.  In actual fact what we have been doing by having the stranglehold is not allowing those things to flow to us, we are really putting a kink in it, making it extremely hard for information, guidance and physical items to flow through to us.

Just like when you put a kink in a hose, the water just stops flowing doesn’t it, there is no where for it to go, it certainly can’t flow through to the end of the hose.

surrender

 

All the Universe wants is to flow through you, your source is infinite, so you are infinite.  We are all connected, so if we can allow ourselves to be in the present moment to surrender to that, to lean in to that then things are going to flow with so much ease.  There won’t be that constriction, there won’t be that kink, it is just going to flow very easily.

“Have unwavering faith and unwavering trust, that everything you need is going to flow to you”

Take on the challenge of surrendering to each and every moment, letting go of the past and not worrying about the future.  How much will you surrender to the current moment?

To feel supported as you learn to live in this new way, our Mystical Membership is the perfect place for you to start to explore, Your Way and Your Path.  You can learn more here.

ask your angels ep35

Energy of the Week | Ask Your Angels Ep35

ASK YOUR ANGELS ~ EPISODE 35

Energy of the week for 30th March – 5th April 2020

Tune in to your Cosmic Team and Ask Your Angels what do I need?
Pick card 1, 2, 3 or 4.

 

ask your angels ep35

Your Guidance Revealed

ask your angels ep35

Card 1: Lost In Our Own Equations

Your guidance starts at 1:00 in the video below.

In our current times it is so easy to get stuck within your own mind and within your own thoughts, the angels are guiding they are very aware of all the anxiety that is within us and around us right now.  It is a prime time for anxiety right now and for those of you that have struggled with anxiety in the past, it may be surfacing now like never before because it is saying “see I told you so, I told you something would go wrong”.

So it is more important now to be implementing and using all the strategies I have shared with you over the episodes of Ask Your Angels, Journaling, meditation, EFT and grounding.  Right now I am showing up for each of you over on my Facebook page, Mon-Fri @8am AEST with my Calming Moment, giving you the opportunity to come out of your head and into your heart space.

Your angels like always are in a very supportive and cheerleader mode urging you to do all the things you know you need to do during this process and any challenging times you experience.  They have your back and are cheering you on from the sidelines “You Can Do It!”

Card 2: Lotus Rose

Your guidance starts at 3:10 in the video below.

A lotus rose grows and even thrives in the most difficult of circumstances, it actually grows in the mud and boy is that the energy we are currently residing in.  Like in card #1 there is so much anxiety around, everyone is experiencing at the very least a low grade anxiety and as an empath you are feeling and bathing in that energy.  The angels want to remind you just like the lotus rose, you too can grow and thrive through the mud, in actual fact the growth you experience right now will be so profound it will propel your soul forward 10 speed.

I have seen an example of this just this past week, with younger people aka millennial’s saying “we have never experienced anything like this before”.  Whilst true for them yes, its not true for us in the older generation, whilst we haven’t been through this exactly, we have all suffered challenging times.  So they have been plotting along with normal life, no mud to speak of and now they are struggling a little more than us due to their lack of experience and exposure.

They are certainly going to come out of this with a whole lot more resilience than they went into it with and the same with you, you are going to come out of this experience with amazing confidence knowing you can grow through anything, you can survive anything, because you just did.

Card 3: The Universe

Your guidance starts at 5:22 in the video below.

The universe has a message for you that she is healing and as she heals you heal too and the angels are saying this is happening for us, not to us.  I know in life it can certainly feel like things are happening to us and I understand that completely, but if you can have a shift in perspective you will start to see some of the benefits of right now.

Families are having more time to spend together (I know not always a good thing lol) but the rushing, the jam packed schedules, the filling our lives with things and experiences not for our highest good have been stripped from us.  We are all going to come out of this with a very different perspective of what we need and what we choose to fill our time with moving forward.

Have you seen the amazing footage of mother nature healing, animals coming back out and the amount of butterflies and dragonflies around.  All signs of healing, all signs of growing and all signs of transformation.

The angels are asking me to ask you “Can you see it?”

Card 4: Buddha Nature

Your guidance starts at 7:28 in the video below.

Come into the present moment, Buddha Nature is all about mindfulness and being in the current moment.  Following on from card #1 anxiety does not exist in the present moment, it is always in the future, worrying about what is going to happen, what is yet to come.

In this moment right here and right now, you are safe.  A great mantra to have with you in times of anxiety “My name is ……….. and right here and right now I am safe”.  It is only when you project into the future is your anxiety going to skyrocket, when you start to worry about tomorrow, what tomorrow will look like, how you will cope in tomorrows world, all future projected.

When you notice yourself doing this bring yourself back, a great way to do that is through grounding.  I have a great PDF I would love to send to you, if this is something you are struggling with.  Click below to download your copy.

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This week is providing you with amazing support to cope through our current global crisis, having your anxiety recognised and provided with ways to move through the high levels of stress and anxiety been felt across the world. 

If you are struggling right now and could really do with some extra support, I am here for you.  You can book your free strategy session here


You can also watch my Video to hear more about each card and the guidance I provided ~ click below

I would love to hear how the guidance resonates for you right now, comment right here on the blog.

You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel here….so you get notified each time I share new content.


 

Nicole Ivens | Gold Coast Counsellor

ask your angels ep33

Energy of the Week | Ask Your Angels Ep33

ASK YOUR ANGELS ~ EPISODE 33

Energy of the week for 16th-22nd March 2020

Tune in to your Cosmic Team and Ask Your Angels what do I need?
Pick card 1, 2, 3 or 4.

 

ask your angels ep33

Your Guidance Revealed

ask your angels ep33

Card 1: Boundaries

Your guidance starts at 1:09 in the video below.

Your soul is asking you to put up some boundaries, asking “where do you need to put up some boundaries?”.  To really achieve the things in  your life that you want to achieve, boundaries are absolutely paramount.  Just like in the card people are going to come at you from all directions without boundaries, they are very used to been able to cross your boundaries.

As empaths and sensitive souls we are very open, open heart and very compassionate and you may have even been a “Mrs Fix-it” in the past, always wanting to help those that are in need.  Your soul is saying this needs to come to a stop, you need to turn inside and really see and establish where your boundaries lie.

Angels are guiding when you don’t know where your boundaries lie, that is when you feel exhausted, anxious and overwhelmed because you don’t know where you stop and another person begins.  That is where that boundary line is extremely important.

The angels are also showing me that this is something you are afraid of doing, what if they get upset?  Chances are they probably will, especially those that are used to you being an open door, where they can come and go as they please, take-take-take and take from you.  When you close the door, close down the border they probably aren’t going to like it.

In saying that, they are the ones that you need to have boundaries around, they will be the ones that have caused you to feel so exhausted, suffer from anxiety and feel extremely overwhelmed.  They need to be on the other side of the line and they will get used to it and they will start to respect you for it, your time and your energy is precious and you need to protect it.

Card 2: Mintakan

Your guidance starts at 4:22 in the video below.

Your soul is whispering to you about your longing for home, feeling uncomfortable here on earth and struggling to deal with the harsh energies and not being around people that understand you on a deep level.  That feeling of lost, you may have said to yourself “I just feel lost, I feel confused” is that longing for home.

As Empaths a lot of us have that feeling, we feel strange here like we don’t belong, as we just seem so different to everyone around us.  The reason that you are different is because you are here to change things, you are here to do things differently.  That sensitivity that you have, that you have been told time and time again that you are just too sensitive, that you are overemotional, that is your gift, that is your superpower.

You are here to spread that and I know for many of us, we have shut that down because we were told “it’s not okay to be sensitive”, but its your gift, it doesn’t mean you have to change the world, just changing yourself, changes the world.

As an Empath shouldering the weight of the harsh energy here is too much, as the card says about belonging, you need to surround yourself with people just like you.  As you do that, start to feel seen, understood and respected, the weight will lift, it’s like you are sharing the weight no longer all on your shoulders.

Your soul is whispering to thrive here you need to feel connected here and as you do that the longing for home will lessen, connecting with like-minded souls like in our “Nurturing Empaths and Senstive Souls” Free Community on Facebook.

Card 3: The Age of Light

Your guidance starts at 8:00 in the video below.

Your soul is whispering “You Are Ready!”  Your angels are guiding you may be feeling that you don’t have what it takes, but you do, you have been training for this for lifetimes.  I was talking with a client about this just a few days ago, as we come to Earth we experience amnesia, we don’t remember anything and that is because if we did the pain of being away from heaven would be too much.

As you go through your journey here you start to remember, that is why it is called an Awakening, bit by bit you remember.  As things start to resonate with you, that is your soul remembering and a clear sign you have done this before and feeds directly into your souls whisper.  “You are Ready – You have got This!”.

Your angels are showing me a vision of you standing in quicksand or a thick mud and feel like you can’t move, that you are stuck.  But this is self-imposed due to the fear you feel of not having what you need, not knowing enough, they want you to know you have everything you need within you, you have done this before.

Its time for just small steps, just taking one little baby step at a time, as they say you don’t need to see the whole staircase just the next step.  As you take one step the next step will show itself to you.

As I mentioned in card 2, as you heal yourself you heal the world, as we are all connected, we are a collective of souls on this journey together.

Just take one little baby step this week and your cosmic team will support you if you allow them to.

Card 4: Mirror

Your guidance starts at 12:37 in the video below.

Your soul is whispering to you about being a mirror.  Who or what is triggering you?  Anything you see outside of you is happening within you, so what is going on within you that needs healing to stop seeing that outside of you.  Of course this has nothing to do with you accepting bad behaviour, its about you looking at what you are seeing outside of you from a different perspective.

Asking the question “why am I seeing this?”  Your energy is aligning to this for some reason, otherwise you wouldn’t be seeing it.

Obviously others have their own things going on, so it’s not completely about you, but there is a part that is aligning from your energy and that is the part you want to focus on and gain a deeper understanding of what needs healing within you.  As you do that you will no longer start to see that outside of you, your energy will no longer be aligned to that.

It is your subconscious way of saying this is what is happening within us, are you ready to heal it?  It will continue to shine a light on this until you feel ready to heal.

I am sure you have noticed patterns in your life, same things showing up in different situations with different people, but the basis is the same pattern.  This is again your subconscious saying okay this needs healing, are you ready now?  As you heal that pattern, learn the lesson, let go of the pain, it will stop showing up.

Your soul is whispering we have lessons to learn and I need you to see what is happening outside of you is what needs healing within, so we can stop repeating this and move onto our next lesson.  Are you ready?

This week is very much about healing and your soul whispering “Are you Ready?”  If your answer is ‘YES’ I can help you, support you to begin on your healing journey…….book your free discovery session here

You can also watch my Video to hear more about each card and the guidance I provided ~ click below

I would love to hear how the guidance resonates for you right now, comment right here on the blog.

You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel here….so you get notified each time I share new content.


 

Nicole Ivens | Gold Coast Counsellor

Ask Your Angels Ep25

Energy of the Week | Ask Your Angels Ep25

ASK YOUR ANGELS ~ EPISODE 25

Energy of the week for 20th-26th January 2020

Archangel Michael provided me with insight for the week ahead, before I even looked at the cards.  He is guiding that there may be a situation that comes up that feels similar to past experiences, but he is guiding it is not the same and wants to encourage you to not allow the past situation or experience topple on top of the current one.  When you bring past experiences into current ones it can make the current one 10 even 100 times worse.  What you can do though is bring forth the lessons you learned, what did you learn in the past that will help in the present?
Tune in to your Cosmic Team and Ask Your Angels what do I need?
Pick card 1, 2, 3 or 4.

 

Ask Your Angels Ep25

Your Guidance Revealed

Ask Your Angels Ep25

Card 1: Honour & Trust Your Feelings

Your guidance starts at 3:19 in the video below.

Prayer: “Thank you, Archangel Michael, for supporting, guiding and protecting me as I listen to and act upon my feelings.  Help me understand and express my emotions with love.”

Wonderful to see Archangel Michael confirming what I have been sharing with you on social media over the past week (if you are not following me, you can find me @nicoleivens on Instagram and Facebook).  Honouring and trusting your feelings is such a big part of your growth as a soul, but as humans we are very good at suppressing, escaping and quietening our feelings and emotions.  There is always something or someone within reach to distract you from feeling, from processing your emotions.  As I shared this past week the pathway is “I feel you, I acknowledge you and I release you”, following this is going to see you feeling lighter, brighter and more energetic.

Your feelings are there for a reason, they have a message for you and all they want is to be heard and that is done through feeling.  So your guidance this week is to FEEL, I know I know, not fun but the inner work very rarely is, but boy is it rewarding and empowering.

Let me know below how this resonated for you, or if it didn’t let me know that too, as I would love to share with you further insights on why you may feel that way. 

Card 2: Energy Healing Work

Your guidance starts at 6:02 in the video below.

Prayer: “Thank you for sending healing energy to me and through me, for my own blessings and for all those around me.  Thank you for connecting me to loving and high-integrity healers and teachers of energy-healing modalities.”

Energy healing is such a powerful modality and one I am very passionate about and advocate for as an experienced practitioner, maybe its the reason you have been drawn to me.  Its been a privilege this week to hear so many of your stories and connecting with many of you in our free discovery sessions, if you have pulled this card it is just another layer of confirmation that it is time.  Time to take care of yourself, time to do things in a different way and that you are ready to master and nurture your energy.

Have you thought about energy healing and wondered if it could help you?  This is your angels way of giving you the big thumbs up.

Let me know below how this resonated for you, or if it didn’t let me know that too, as I would love to share with you further insights on why you may feel that way. 

Card 3: New Beginnings & A Fresh Start

Your guidance starts at 8:18 in the video below.

Prayer: “Thank you for bringing new opportunities and offering support, and for helping me release and heal my past.  Fill me with trust as I experience these life changes.”

New beginnings and fresh starts can be scary, your angels are guiding its not a time to look at the big picture but at the little baby steps  you can take in the direction of your ideal lifestyle, how does that look for you?  They are also showing me that this is essentially what our spiritual path is, just putting one foot in front of the other heading along on our journey.

When we think about new beginnings fears can pop up around leaving your comfort zone, leaving behind things and people that you feel safe with.  The unknown can be a scary place, but it is where the magic lies and where the biggest growth happens.  Unfortunately not a lot of growth happens within that comfort zone, that’s why its called comfort.

As the prayer says “helping me release and heal my past” this part is essential to moving forward, to a fresh start,  you don’t want to be carrying the old experiences around with you, they are heavy and they keep you stuck and tethered to your current position.  Its time to let go, to release, you are ready to master and nurture your energy for a new beginning.

Let me know below how this resonated for you, or if it didn’t let me know that too, as I would love to share with you further insights on why you may feel that way. 

Card 4: Prayer Will Help This Situation

Your guidance starts at 11:37 in the video below.

Prayer: “Dear God and Archangel Michael, I ask for your Divine intervention.  I welcome your help, and I trust and follow your guidance with gratitude and grace.  I need a miracle and ask that you send one to me and this situation quickly.  Thank you and amen.”

The angels are guiding this card may be triggering for you, that maybe prayer is something you associate with the church system as do I.  Prayer was something for a long time I struggled with as I was raised as a Catholic and my girls do still go to a Catholic school, so prayers were something I guess I felt was forced upon me, I was told when and how I could pray.  So no wonder it was triggering for me, through my own healing and working with my angels I have learned a new perspective, a new way to look at prayers.

Your angels are asking me to share this with you, look at praying as you talking, asking and communicating with the divine (however that looks for you) and then meditation (again however that looks for you) is where you receive answers, guidance and solutions.  The divine and your intuition is a very quiet voice and just can’t be heard above our noisy world, so that is why meditation or your quiet time (be that out on a walk or engrossed in your favourite hobby) is so important to help you feel guided and supported.

Think about having a conversation with someone here on earth, if you do all the talking and don’t let them get a word in edge ways, there is no to and fro, no feedback, no support or guidance, its all very one sided.  Whereas if you allow the other person to converse with you, its a much better experience, a relationship built on mutual trust and respect.  Its the same for your relationship with your higher power, asking for what you need and allowing them to provide this to you in a way that works for them.

Let me know below how this resonated for you, or if it didn’t let me know that too, as I would love to share with you further insights on why you may feel that way. 

 

A beautiful week ahead empowering you to know by listening, trusting and embracing your inner guidance system aka your feelings you will experience tremendous growth and heading in the direction of the life you have always wanted and dreamed about.  It is within your power.
You Are Ready To Master & Nurture Your Energy

 

You can also watch my Video to hear more about each card and the guidance I provided ~ click below

I would love to hear how the guidance resonates for you right now, comment right here on the blog.

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Nicole Ivens | Gold Coast Counsellor

 


I offer Online Intuitive Readings to provide you with more personal and detailed guidance.  You can learn more and book your Intuitive Reading Here.

Ask Your Angels Ep22

Energy of the Week – Ask Your Angels Ep22

ASK YOUR ANGELS ~ EPISODE 22

Energy of the week for 30th December 2019 – 5th January 2020

Tune in to your Cosmic Team and Ask Your Angels what do I need?
Pick card 1, 2, 3 or 4.

 

Ask your Angels Ep22

Your Guidance Revealed

Ask Your Angels Ep22

Card 1:

Your guidance starts at 2:17 in the video below.

HEALING – As I look at this card, I am drawn to the star over her heart centre and the tears being shed.  I feel as women, empaths and sensitive souls crying and being emotional has been something we have been targeted for, so it is something we either tend to hide or not do at all.  Your angels are guiding its the perfect time to do some healing, as we head into a new year and new decade, they are showing me this time of year can feel a bit like a pressure cooker.  Lots of things ending but also new beginnings, planning celebrations to bring in the new year and those dreaded new years resolutions (which never really eventuate, do they?).  Feeling the need to make big plans for the year to come, new goals, intentions and resolutions can leave you feeling very panicky with only a couple days left in the year.  Questions like what will it mean if I don’t make any goals, or what will it mean if I make the wrong goals?

What you are being guided right now is to just stop, stop and breathe and for you to know if you don’t make or set any goals or resolutions your world will not implode, the 1st of the year is just another day, no different to say from today till tomorrow.  It is the meaning you are putting on it, but what will see you in a better place this time next year will be the inner work.  Letting go and healing anything that you don’t want to take with you into the new year and new decade, take this time and I promise you will start to see something different for your life, instead of the same ole same.

Card 2:

Your guidance starts at 6:07 in the video below.

BUDDHA NATURE – Here we go again with our story continuing on for the week, card #1 saw us doing the inner work with healing and now card #2 is asking you to centre yourself, come back to your core and take some time out in nature just like the Buddha did.  What have you been searching for outside of yourself?  That has been within you all along, its time to let go of the external world, turn inside and take the time to understand yourself and situations on a deeper level.  Your inner self is where all the work begins and continues along your spiritual path and this is where change begins before it is then reflected outside of you.

Taking the time to reflect on your life, your past year, your past 10 years, what theme has shown up throughout your life over the past decade.  Its the perfect time to look back and bring into your awareness your experiences, your growth and your healing, ensuring you are leaving behind anything that is no longer for you.

As empaths and sensitive souls nature is our lifeline, the place that brings us back to life always.  Just stepping outside for us is like an energetic line directly to the divine re-energising us to continue along your spiritual path.  When was the last time you re-energised your spirit and soul?

Card 3:

Your guidance starts at 9:20 in the video below.

LOST IN YOUR OWN EQUATIONS – I am being shown you are getting lost and trapped within your own perspective, this can happen when you are on your spiritual path working on your personal development alone, a time comes where you may need an outside perspective.  Right now you are going round in circles not seeing how your own vocabulary and thoughts are keeping you stuck, reaching out to a friend can help you to see the roadblock.

I know this isn’t easy we can feel unsure of reaching out due to fear of judgement or people trying to fix us, finding someone you trust and know they can give you the honest feedback you need right now.  If not then its time to reach out to someone like me, who can really help you to see what is holding you back, I would be honoured to support you and to help you see changes and shifts that you can make to break out of the same old cycles and patterns you have been enduring.

Card 4:

Your guidance starts at 12:40 in the video below.

WISDOM – What a beautiful card to end our guidance this week, it is the true result of moving through each of our cards this week.  As you take time for healing, come back to your centre and cleanse your perspectives, this is where you end with amazing gold nuggets of wisdom.  As Dr Joe Dispenza says “Wisdom is a memory without the emotional charge”  so as you heal and release anything that is no longer serving you aka stuck energy and emotions all you are left with is the wisdom from the lessons you have learned.

You were never actually supposed to carry around the pain, you were supposed to let it flow through, exactly what emotion is “energy in motion”.  As you do that you are left with these amazing gold nuggets of knowledge and wisdom that not only help you but you can pass onto others, because there are other people still going through what you have already mastered.  I am sure you would of loved to have had someone support you through your lessons and now you have that golden opportunity.

Look back, become aware and use all you have learned to launch yourself forward into a beautiful new decade of opportunity.

 

I just love our story this week and it really is what I aim to do here with my life’s work is to Support, Educate & Nurture you to be the best version of yourself.  With that comes Healing, Inner Work, Connecting with Nature and finally Wisdom. 

 

You can also watch my Video to hear more about each card and the guidance I provided ~ click below

I would love to hear how the guidance resonates for you right now, comment right here on the blog.

You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel here….so you get notified each time I share new content.


 

Nicole Ivens | Gold Coast Counsellor

 


I offer Online Intuitive Readings to provide you with more personal and detailed guidance.  You can learn more and book your Intuitive Reading Here.

Energy of the Week ~ Ask Your Angels Episode 16

ASK YOUR ANGELS ~ EPISODE 16

Energy of the week for 18th-24th November 2019

Tune in to your Cosmic Team and Ask Your Angels what do I need?
Pick card 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Ask Your Angels Episode 16

 

Your Guidance Revealed

Ask Your Angels Episode 16

Card 1:

Your guidance starts at 2:16 in the video below.

No Need To Worry – It’s time to hop off the worry wagon, chronic worrying can become a way of life, your brain can become wired to worry even when there isn’t anything to necessarily worry about.  I remember seeing a post on social media that said “I stress about stress before there is anything to stress about”, this is a good example of what is happening for you right now.  Your angels are asking you to step back, they are showing me a guard, you know like the ones at Buckingham Palace, never moving or relaxing even for a moment, they are saying this is you right now.  There is a fear if you relax or let go even for a moment something might happen and you are like “not on my watch”, they want you to know they have your back, you can step down, take your hand of the reigns and breathe.

As you take this time to breathe, you will open up space for guidance to come through to show you new ways to be, that help to reduce your minds state of constant worry even before there is something to worry about.

Card 2:

Your guidance starts at 4:40 in the video below

It’s up to You – This is one card that I know you hate and you know what so do I, but it is a card of empowerment, your angels want you to know you have the power my dear.  Showing me a vision of “The Wizard of Oz”, when the good witch tells Dorothy “You always had the power my dear”.  As you start to believe this and believe in yourself, then you will see how much of your life really is up to you and  you can start to make decisions and take action from a place of empowerment, of choosing what it is you truly want for your life.

How amazing is that feeling, to know life is there for the taking, you can take the reigns and say we are going here today and its going to be a beautiful calm and relaxing experience.

Card 3:

Your guidance starts at 6:25 in the video below

Abundance – The world is your oyster, you just need to decide to be open to the possibilities.  You are receiving this message because you have asked for guidance and your angels want you to know that a bit like Card 2, it is up to you.  The experiences we have in our life all comes down to the level of our energy, are you ready to uplevel your energy and change your results and the reality you are seeing, are you ready to say yes I am open to new possibilities and opportunities?

Your Angels want to remind you that you are extremely powerful,  your energy can bring you all that you desire once you are open to it.  Also want to remind you that Abundance and Prosperity is at your fingertips, but you need to remember its not an action but a feeling.  The thoughts that you think, cause the feelings that you emit and produce the results you are seeing.  So as you change your thoughts aka ready for opportunities, your feelings uplevel aka your energy and BAM check out the great results and new reality you experience.

Card 4:

Your guidance starts at 9:03 in the video below

Compromise – Oh dear well haven’t you been compromising a little too much lately, allowing others to take the lead and have the limelight.  Its time to bring yourself back to the top, to use that voice and stand your ground a little more.  You my lovely deserve that, you deserve to be heard, you deserve time, you deserve love and friendship that is balanced.  Your angels are showing me that you are standing back taking behaviour that you know is not right, you know that feeling in your gut that is telling you “Hmm that doesn’t feel right”, yet you brush it off, feeling like its just you, maybe your too sensitive, maybe they didn’t mean it that way.

You my dear deserve better and you know this on a deep level, your sensitive energy is not something you need to explain away.  Listen to that gut feeling and start little by little to make some ground by setting boundaries and teaching those how you deserve to be treated.

 

You can also watch my Video to hear more about each card and the guidance I provided ~ click below

I would love to hear how the guidance resonates for you right now, comment right here on the blog.

You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel here….so you get notified each time I share new content.


 

Nicole Ivens | Gold Coast Counsellor

 


I offer 1-1 Local & Online Holistic Counselling to support you in Mind, Body & Spirit, Book your Complimentary Discovery Session Here.

Energy of the Week ~ Ask Your Angels Episode 13

ASK YOUR ANGELS ~ EPISODE 13

Energy of the week for 28th October – 3rd November 2019

Tune in to your Cosmic Team and Ask Your Angels what do I need?
Pick card 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Energy of the Week - Ask your Angels Episode 13

 

Your Guidance Revealed

Energy of the Week - Ask Your Angels Episode 13

Card 1:

Your guidance starts at 1:50 in the video below.

Surrender to Setting Limits – As sensitive souls and empaths boundaries are one of the most important things you can do to protect your energy, and also one of the hardest things you will ever have to do.  As an empath and sensitive soul it is our purpose to help others, so having to set boundaries can be both hard and scary at the same time, thoughts of who will I be without being there for everyone all of the time and what will people think are sure to bubble to the surface.

What I would like you to think about is the times where you feel really energised and what that means for the energy you are putting out into the world and then when you are depleted what energy is being received by the world.  Another way to consider enforcing boundaries is how you view others that have boundaries, what do you think about them?  I am sure it isn’t anything bad, if anything you probably envy their ability to do that.

With all that in mind, how do you feel now about placing some boundaries to protect your beautiful sensitive energy?  Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear your experience and I can then offer you some support in putting your boundaries in place guilt free.

 

Card 2:

Your guidance starts at 3:34 in the video below

Surrender the Habit of People Pleasing – This is a habit that many sensitive souls aka helpers and nurturers tend to have, we love to be able to help others and in that we can get stuck in the habit of doing exactly what they want to make them happy.  The problem with that is it can cause others to never actually be able to get to know us, because all we are ever doing is what they want and it really leaves no room for your beautiful unique light and gifts to shine.

Now people pleasing isn’t something you just stop doing, it is more of a recovery, “Hi I’m Nicole and I’m a recovering People Pleaser”.  Little by little you can adjust your behaviour, not doing things for people just to please them, not holding back when you know there are either words or actions that would really help this person on a deeper level.  Trust me as you start to do this, what you feel and experience will be so much more and benefit you so much more on a soul level.

You will soon notice the adjustment of others behaviour towards you as well, they will be coming to you because they know you can really help them on such a deep growth level as opposed to “oh she will just do this for me”.

How does starting to reduce your habit of people pleasing, are you ready to join me in recovery as a people pleaser?  Comment below and let me know what your experience is and how you feel about starting to make changes?  I can then support you with ways to help in your recovery.

Card 3:

Your guidance starts at 5:32 in the video below

Surrender Fear – Fear is something we all have at one time or another and about different things, sometimes fear can be a good thing keeping you safe in times of perceived danger.  The issue comes when that perceived fear is just that, not actual danger, but something due to past experiences in your life making your primitive brain feel like you are in danger.  This is when your body will react within 3 secs of the perceived danger putting you into fight, flight or freeze mode, your conscious mind always takes a little longer to click to what is happening and then confusion sets in, to what is actually happening.

It can be very easy to just allow fear to be in the drivers seat, follow its lead and stop whatever you were attempting to do that your primitive brain felt was a danger.  Whilst that’s all fine and good, its really sucks when it starts to really affect your life on a deeper level, stopping you from really living your destined life and your angels feel sad when they see fear holding you back as they can see what is possible for you and your potential, they are asking you to allow them to help you in times of fear, call them in and ask them to help you to feel calmer and to understand the purpose of your fear mind.

Let me know by commenting below how fear is showing up in your life and then I can provide you with extra support on ways to combat your fear and connect in with the power of your angels.

Card 4:

Your guidance starts at 7:16 in the video below

Surrender Stress – Similar to card #3 stress is something else we all deal with and can also be helpful in times of getting you motivated and moving on a task, idea or your life purpose.  It is when you are experiencing chronic stress that its time to release it and find new and more helpful ways to cope with what you are experiencing in your life.  From personal experience I know what chronic stress can do to your body, I was under chronic stress for about 3 years after the diagnosis of my daughter with epilepsy and it had really been taking a toll on my body causing me to have injuries and also adrenal fatigue.

So I can tell you how important it is for you to surrender stress, to find other ways to ensure no matter what is happening you are not allowing the experience or circumstances to leave you in a place of stress 24/7.  Again like card #3 your angels are asking you to call on them, bring them in when you need support to cope with a difficult situation or experience, they love to be able to help you and can bring you such peace.

Let me know by commenting below how you deal with stress in your life and I can provide extra support and teach you new ways you may not of thought of or known about to help you in reducing your stress.

 

You can also watch my Video to hear more about each card and the guidance I provided ~ click below

I would love to hear how the guidance resonates for you right now, comment right here on the blog.

You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel here….so you get notified each time I share new content.

Nicole Ivens | EFT Gold Coast

I offer 1-1 Local & Online Holistic Counselling to support you in Mind, Body & Spirit, Book your Complimentary Discovery Session Here.

Rhythm of your breath

Can the Rhythm of your Breath Hold the Answers?

As you go about your day notice the inhale and the exhale of your breath in your body, notice how it happens automatically to your own rhythm.  No two persons breath rhythm is the same, some breathe deeper, some shallower, some faster and some slower.

As you start to notice your breath rhythm, really get to know it, what does it feel like on the in breath? what does it feel like on the out breath?  Noticing your whole body’s response, as you do this you will then know at times where you are out of rhythm and as you are out of rhythm, it is a sign you are out of alignment with the Universe.

Come back to your breath, always come back to your breath, it is your connection to YOU, connect to your light, connection to the Universe and connection to Source.

It sounds so simple but the first thing, we do as we enter our earthly vessel is take a breath and the last thing we do before we leave our early vessel is take our last BREATH!

The flow of life is as simple as the in and out breath as long as you go with the flow and stay in the flow, life will seem easy.  Simple, flowing and rhythmic.

Nature follows this process in each and every moment, take the ocean for example; notice a wave at the beach, you don’t see it holding back what is natural to it, it ebbs and flows, in and out and back and forth.  It doesn’t hold back, comparing itself to the wave next to it or hiding its natural beauty in fear it is not good enough, it just shines its natural gift of flowing in and out.

The same for you, why step out of your rhythm with life, breathing in and out with life, no holding back what is natural and what is divinely yours.  It is only when you step out of this rhythm, that life becomes hard, like pushing a rock up a hill.  When you rely on only your earthly vessel’s power you are limiting your potential.

Within the rhythm of life you are connected to source and source is infinite making you infinite, your possibilities are infinite.  As you flow with life, life flows with you.

Like a river flowing downstream, you flow downstream, as it turns you turn, as it stops, you stop always knowing it will flow again. Just like you know the sun will rise again, so will you.

The flow is inside of you, this beautiful current, flowing, ebbing and flowing, in and out.  Dance with life and life will dance with you. 

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