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Ask Your Angels EP20

Energy of the Week ~ Ask Your Angels Ep20

ASK YOUR ANGELS ~ EPISODE 20

Energy of the week for 16th-22nd December 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 Ep20

Your Guidance Revealed

Ask Your Angels Ep20

Card 1:

Your guidance starts at 1:25 in the video below.

RELATIONSHIP HARMONY – A wonderful card to receive right before the Christmas Period, what could be better than feeling the love and peace that comes when each and every person has an open heart.  This is the gift the Angels are giving you, what they are asking from you is that you manage your expectations during this time, Christmas is usually a time where we come together with people we don’t necessarily see all that much throughout the year and this can cause friction and tension sometimes.  Coming into it with an open heart and lowering your expectations allows you to the enter the space with a lightness and with that comes a more joyful experience, as you aren’t expecting anything from anyone and with that comes harmony and beautiful surprises and miracles bestowed upon you.

In the video below I share more about this concept and process and give you some insight on what will ensure your experience is one of joy and love.

Card 2:

Your guidance starts at 4:05 in the video below

ANGEL THERAPY – Fancy that another week of our guidance following on like a beautiful story, the angels are blessing you with open hearts all around and now Archangel Raphael is coming in and showering you with his beautiful healing energy and asking you to hand anything over to him, you don’t have to do it alone.  As I mentioned in Card 1 Christmas can be a time of tension and stress and we can sometimes feel we have to do it alone, but NO your angels are there to support you and pave the way for you to have a beautiful relaxing experience if you allow them to help you.

In the video below I talk about how Christmas is known as a time of coming together, celebrating and forgiveness but it can also be a time of reflection, what has the past being about, what has it taught you?  In my view and the angels are guiding as well its not the best time to be trying to mend deep hurt with other people, because tensions can be running high, alcohol flowing and expectations are also high.

Card 3:

Your guidance starts at 6:58 in the video below

YOU ARE SAFE – What is better than that, to know you are safe.  Our beautiful strong Archangel Michael is with you, ready to cut through any negative energy that you may pick up with his infamous sword.  He is wanting you to know that he has your back!  There may be situations you find yourself in over the holidays that maybe are not of your choosing and not something you may know how to necessarily cope with, this is where he is going to come in and support you, if you allow him to.

Ask for his strength and courage to help you through times that may see you surrounded with people that are not necessarily on your vibration level, yes family are not always understanding or respectful of our difference and our growth and that can be challenging.  So ask Archangel Michael to be with you and surround you in his beautiful purple light and to cut any cords with people that you no longer want your energy attached to, now this doesn’t mean that you don’t love them or even want to sever all communication, it is just cutting the energetic cord, so your energy stays protected.

Card 4:

Your guidance starts at 11:43 in the video below

ALL IS WELL – What a beautiful way to end our story this week and also as an individual message for you, ALL IS WELL!  Isn’t that what we all want to just know that everything is going to be okay.  What the angels are guiding is if you can follow their guidance during this time, and well of course always, then all will be well.  They are also guiding there are going to be times where you need to let things play out, even if it doesn’t feel good and even downright painful sometimes, you just need to let it be.  Now I know as empaths and sensitive souls this isn’t easy for us, because we are so compassionate and always wanting to help and serve others.  But sometimes we just need to let things be and see where they go, not interfering, just going with the flow and only acting from a place of alignment and when you feel guided to step in.

Now we all know how easily we can be triggered by family, boy are they good at pressing our buttons, but it is your job to just stand back and allow it to just flow over you like water off a ducks back.  No reacting, just observing and removing yourself from the situation if need be.   As you do that you will soon see that ALL IS WELL.

 

What a beautiful story this week, an empowering one I feel, knowing that you are in control, you can lower those expectations and go into each day and each event with an energy of lightness and relaxation.  Not concerned with things going perfectly, but just spending time with people you love and knowing you have the power, strength and healing of the Archangels right by your side. 

 

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

 


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Ask Your Angels | Episode 4 | What is your Strength?

In this week’s episode of “Ask Your Angels” the theme is”What is my Strength?”

 

Strength is a topic that comes up a lot in my client sessions, many women find it hard to recognise their own strength and especially have a hard time owning what their strength is.

So in today’s episode we are going to look into that question “What is my Strength?”

Tune in to your Cosmic Team and Ask Your Angels WHAT is my strength?
Pick card 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Your Guidance Revealed

 

 

Card 1:

Trust The Niggle ~ This card is letting you know that your strength is your Intuition, those little body niggles that you get, guiding you to do something in a certain way or go down this path.  Your angels are guiding you that you can trust in your intuition, it will not lead you astray, I know in the beginning trusting in your intuition and yourself can be challenging.  Even for me who uses intuition for everything, right down to the food that I eat, I sometimes don’t listen and of course I say “I should of listened and trusted my intuition”.

Your Angels are asking me to say to you “Yes that was us”, so I am guessing you have asked that question “Was that you?”.

Card 2:

The Ever-Unfolding Rose ~ This card is showing you that your strength is in questioning and not blaming, you aren’t one to blame others for what is going on within and around you, you look for the deeper meaning.  And this my lovely is a huge strength, trust me not many people do this, to blame others sure is easier than take responsible yourself for what you are experiencing.

Having the mindset of this is happening for me not to me, is a great step in your spiritual awakening, your angels are dancing for joy.

Card 3:

Play ~ This card brings the message of your light heartedness as your strength, your ability to bring a smile to anyone, no matter what they are experiencing.  This is a huge strength and service to the collective as a whole, as they say laughter is the best medicine.  Throughout our journey with my girls medical issues, my husband has always had the ability to make them laugh and smile, no matter what they were about to go through.

Your angels are asking you to not underestimate this strength and the power it brings to any situation, shine your beautiful fun loving energy.

Card 4:

Mirror ~ This card brings you the message of Mirror and Reflection as your strength,  you are able to look at what is going on outside of you as a reflection of your inner world.  Now this strength is BIG, definitely not for the faint-hearted, its takes a lot to look at your external world and wonder what within you is causing this reflection.  Many people will just blame another or a situation for the way they are feeling, not you, your first thought is always “why is this triggering me?”, and that my lovely is STRENGTH.

Your angels want you to know as you observe your triggers and heal them, you are not only healing yourself but your whole genetic line.  You are saying “THIS STOPS WITH ME”, they want to thank and congratulate you.

 

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, either comment right here on the blog or on the video over on YouTube.

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

Nicole Ivens
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Universe

The Universe is a Mirror

The Universe is a Mirror

Looking over my life, I have at times wondered what is the universe doing

Have you found yourself asking that question – Universe what are you doing?

 

I could never really understand why some people seem to do things very easily, have everything they could possibly want and more and then others struggle to meet even their basic needs.  So, why is that?

The universe is a mirror, it is merely reflecting what you are sending out.  Sending out you ask, not like you are sending a letter?  Everything on earth is made up of energy, including you.  So at each moment you are sending out an energy whether negative or positive and are known as vibrations – vibes for short.

Try this little exercise to help you to understand this energy or vibes I am talking about.  Rub your hands together for 20 seconds, now pull them apart, feel that buzzing feeling, that is your energy.  So, now that you are aware of your energy what can you do about it?

This is the good news, you are in control and can have some say in how your life looks and the results you are seeing in all areas of your life.

Now, I know this can be a hard pill to swallow, to have this responsibility for how your life looks.

As scary as it can be when you first learn this, it is also great news, because you can change the way your life looks.

But, how do you know whether you are sending out a negative or positive vibe?

Well, this all comes down to how you are feeling and the mood you are experiencing.

A good feeling aka happy, excited = positive vibe and a bad feeling aka sad or angry = negative vibe, so with this you can be in control and change your mood or feelings to ensure you are sending out what you want to receive back.

The universe aka Law of Attraction has only one job and that job is to match vibrations

I like to call the universe a mirror, reflecting exactly what you are sending out.  So sending out a positive vibe will see you experiencing more positivity in your life and sending out negative vibes will see you experiencing more negativity.  Pretty simple right?

Well yes and no, being in touch with your feelings will really help you to start to see great things happening in your life and on the other hand if you have been shutting down your feelings for quite some time this will take some work, but is by no means impossible.

Over the next few weeks I am going to share with you strategies to help you to attract the things in your life that you want as opposed to the things you don’t want.

Make sure to subscribe to my newsletter to ensure you receive each strategy to your inbox.

Today, I will leave you with some homework before we get started with my first strategy in next weeks blog.

Over the next week I want you to remove the words “Don’t, Not and No” from  your vocabulary and that includes verbal communication with others and the thoughts you are having and stories you are telling yourself.

universe words

This homework is going to get you on the right path to start to get back in the driver’s seat and take back control of your life.

                                 Written by Nicole Ivens

Nicole Ivens is an experienced Professional Counsellor, Wellness Coach and Law of Attraction Facilitator Law of Attraction Facilitator

Nicole helps women to reduce fear and anxiety and take back control of their life by kicking fear to the kerb and getting back in the driver’s seat of their life.

Learn more about Nicole www.nicoleivens.com/meetnicole

New Years Resolution

5 Steps to a Successful New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year!

Welcome to a new year, where you have 365 new chances to build a new life.

365 New Chances for 2018

 

How many year’s past have you set a new year’s resolution and found it amounted to less than you had hoped for?

 

Why not make 2018 your year and do things differently, make a change in your behaviour and see the difference in your life over the next 365 days.

 

5 easy steps to a successful new year’s resolution

Smart Goal

 

Step #1  – S = Specific

In setting your goal for your new year’s resolution it is important to be specific, being very vague or global about your new year’s resolution is going to set you up for failure.  As the saying goes “Failing to plan is planning to fail”, taking the time to really jot down what it is you want to achieve is the first step to success.  Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. How do I want to feel once I achieve my goal?
  2. How will my life be different?
  3. What will this do for me on a personal level?

Step #2 – M = Measurable

The next step is to ensure your goal for your new year’s resolution is measurable, you need to be able to see the  progress you are making towards your goal.  This will help to keep you on track and provide you with the motivation to ensure you achieve your goal.  Research shows that the majority of new year’s resolutions are done and dusted by 15th January due to old habits re-surfacing and not having a plan in place to keep you motivated.

Step #3 – A – Achievable

This step helps to keep you accountable to what is possible for you right now, don’t get me wrong thinking big and outside of your box is important, however it is also essential to start with something that you know is achievable with the resources that you have available to you right now.  Making your goal achievable is another great way of motivating you, seeing small steps towards your goal will keep you going way past previous attempts.   Asking yourself, what resources do I have available to me right now to attain my goal?

Step #4 – R – Rewarding

What is the point of doing anything if it isn’t rewarding in some way, right?  This step is going to help you to stay motivated and inspired to stick to your plan and have the best chance of being successful in the area  you have chosen for your new year’s resolution.   So ensure your goal is for you and not because someone else or society dictates you should, it needs to mean something to you.  This will help you to keep at it, taking the action steps required to get you there and in the hard times something to push you across the finish line.

Step #5 – T – Timely

The final step is to make your goal timely, how long will it take you to achieve your goal?  6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months or 12 months, knowing this will help you to plan out your action steps and have points along the way that show you that you are well on your way to achieving your goal.  Seeing your progress and taking the time to bring awareness to how far you  have come will definitely keep you going and well on your way to having a successful new year’s resolution for 2018.

 

This 5-step process is really going to help you to make 2018 your year, how great will it feel at the end of the year and you can say ‘YES’ I achieved my goal and actually followed through with my new year’s resolution for possibly the very first time.

Go after what you want, keep it in your view and do it just for YOU!

Written by Nicole Ivens

Nicole Ivens is an experienced Professional Counsellor, Wellness Coach and EFT Practitioner.

Nicole helps women to reduce fear and anxiety and take back control of their life by kicking fear to the kerb and getting back in the driver’s seat of their life.

Learn more about Nicole www.nicoleivens.com/meetnicole

Energy

Review Your Year

Each year carries its own unique Energy

We started out this year in mercury retrograde and December saw us experiencing another mercury retrograde, the energy of the year has been one of endings.

Have you noticed that over the past year?  Endings of relationships, jobs, friendships, loss of loved ones.

As we finish out the year over the next 5 days it’s important to do a review, a review of your year, what worked and what didn’t.

A review of your year allows you to start the new year with a clean slate

Review Your Year

  • Grab yourself a notebook
  • 1st page titled – This year I enjoyed the following:
  • 2nd page titled – This year I learned these lessons:
  • 3rd page titled – Next year I will do this differently:
  • 4th page titled – This year I am grateful for:

This will allow you to gain a deep understanding of your experience of the past year and allow you to release and leave in 2017 the things that no longer serve you, for some of you, this list will include people and that is okay.

Some people are with us for the long haul and others just for a short moment in time, the important part is to differentiate between the two and know when it is time to let go and move on.

This is going to allow you to free up your energy and space for new people to enter your life in 2018.

Do you have experiences that you are finding it hard to let go of?  Nicole can help you to gain an understanding of the experiences and release the emotions that are keeping you stuck.

Written by Nicole Ivens

Nicole Ivens is an experienced Professional Counsellor, Wellness Coach and EFT Practitioner.

Nicole helps women to reduce fear and anxiety and take back control of their life by kicking fear to the kerb and getting back in the driver’s seat of their life.

Learn more about Nicole www.nicoleivens.com/meetnicole

Expectations

How to have a drama free Christmas Day

Expectations can be the source of your pain and disappointment

Expectations

A very normal part of life is having expectations!

  • How your life should look
  • How others behave
  • How people in positions of authority should act
  • Yourself and what you need to achieve in your life
  • Your loved ones

As you can see we can have expectations in so many areas of our life, now those expectations can be balanced, low or high.  Which of those do you think can cause you pain and disappointment?

High expectations can let you down, especially within relationships.  Expecting something from another person and then they don’t deliver can set you up for disappointment and cause you hurt and pain.

So, what should you do?  Have low expectations?  Because having low expectations would mean you would never be disappointed or hurt right?  Well, no because then you are not going to have the life you want and deserve as you are worth so much more and capable of so much more.

The answer is balanced expectations, so what does that even mean?  Balanced expectations is having a look at what you expect of yourself and what you expect of others and ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Is this realistic?
  2. Is this possible?
  3. Am I asking too much?
  4. Will this bring me happiness?
  5. Is this fair?

It is important to remember, no one else has your heart, so they are not going to respond in the same way.  Having thoughts like “if it was me, this is what I would of done”, can be a cause of pain and disappointment.

As the way we would respond is due to our past experiences and our caring heart, just because others respond differently doesn’t mean they are wrong and we are right, it just means they have a different heart and different experience.

At this time of year it is important to check your own expectations before interacting with family and friends, emotions can be heightened and cause unnecessary drama-filled interactions.

It is also good to remember if you don’t have a good relationship with all of your family members, that is okay, we tend to all come together at this time of year and expect to get on with people we don’t normally see.

If you need some space, take it, for your sake and for theirs.  Giving your self an adult time-out is perfectly acceptable and this comes from someone who has had some blow-ups with family members at Christmas time.

I am wishing you a beautiful Christmas Day filled of love, respect and understanding.

Written by Nicole Ivens

Nicole Ivens is an experienced Professional Counsellor, Wellness Coach and EFT Practitioner.

Nicole helps women to reduce fear and anxiety and take back control of their life by kicking fear to the kerb and getting back in the driver’s seat of their life.

Learn more about Nicole www.nicoleivens.com/about

 

Courage

Courage is an Angel

Courage is an Angel!

What is courage exactly? Feeling the fear and doing it anyway, as a special needs mum I have had to find courage in buckets to continue day in and day out with what needs to be done.

Like an angel courage keeps you going when you normally would not have the strength or determination to keep going.  Courage supports you through the tough times and reminds you of the inner strength you have always had.

Have you ever had the question – I don’t know how you do it? I don’t have a choice this is the hand I have been dealt, so all I can do is make the most of it. Would I wish this on any other person, hell no, it is not an easy road but one I wouldn’t change. Yes you read that correctly, I wouldn’t change our life. Of course if I could take away Gabby’s seizures I definitely would, the lessons we have learned and the strength we have gained through this process called life has been amazing.

Yesterday, saw Gabby’s seizures return, partially due to her being unwell and partially to the stress our family was experiencing. I do very well in crisis situations, jumped into action put all our monitoring back in place to ensure her safety overnight, so I could get some sleep.

Now for me this is where the courage kicks in, it is in those quiet moments when everyone is OK and I have to deal with the emotional fallout of what we have experienced. Having the courage to see and feel the emotion allowing it to flow through me without the need to push it down and ignore its purpose.

Courage

I see myself as the Lioness of our family, protecting them to the ends of the world and once all is quiet I retreat and lick my wounds.

What does the word ‘Courage’ mean to you?

Written by Nicole Ivens

Nicole Ivens is an experienced Professional Counsellor, Wellness Coach and EFT Practitioner.

Nicole helps women to reduce fear and anxiety and take back control of their life by kicking fear to the kerb and getting back in the driver’s seat of their life.

Learn more about Nicole www.nicoleivens.com/meetnicole

 

Acceptance

Acceptance of my Journey

Acceptance is the first step!

I took some time out yesterday just to sit and enjoy the quiet before the school holidays commenced. The thoughts that came up for me were all around the journey we have been on as a family for the past 3 years.

Questions I pondered were why was I chosen as the girls mum and what lessons am I supposed to be learning through our experience and why does Gabby have to endure all of this?

 

Acceptance

Answers I received was both Gabby and I have been given this challenge or experience, depending on how you look at it, for a bigger reason. It is much bigger than us, there is something in it that I need to do, still working on that part.

Being open to acceptance of our journey has been the first step towards healing and finding our way through and being open to the lessons that we are to learn.  Acceptance has been very eye opening and instead of it feeling like we are saying it is okay, it has helped us to move forward despite the challenges.

The lesson I feel that is important here is that even though we have endured quite a lot and on the surface it may be hard to see what is positive, but when I really sit back and look over the past three years there is quite a lot to be grateful for.

Big one been Gabby is still with us and thriving, I have found amazing amounts of strength that were within me all along and our family is so much closer than ever before.

If you are able to step out of your experience just for a moment, what lesson is there for you to grasp?  How would your life look different if you were able to operate from a space of acceptance?

Written by Nicole Ivens

Nicole Ivens is an experienced Professional Counsellor, Wellness Coach and EFT Practitioner.

Nicole helps women to reduce fear and anxiety and take back control of their life by kicking fear to the kerb and getting back in the driver’s seat of their life.

Learn more about Nicole www.nicoleivens.com/meetnicole

 

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Diagnosis

Diagnosis

That fateful day when you receive a diagnosis that changes life as you once knew it, be that for yourself or a loved one, life will no longer be the same.

Once the shock wears off it is then time to find ways to cope with the change, sometimes a small change and other times a drastic change. Either way change is going to happen and will most likely affect the whole family.

Diagnosis

So, how do you cope with the diagnosis? First step is to implement practical changes, what needs to be done to keep everyone physically safe? Then comes emotional well-being both for the one with diagnosis and carer and other family members.

This isn’t a quick process and not one I can talk about it one blog post unless you want to be reading for days.

For us it was a matter of ensuring we had the medical training to ensure our girl would be safe, monitoring was put in place for our seizure watch 24/7. Then came learning how to cope with the emotional and mental ramifications of her diagnosis.

Every diagnosis takes a similar path, important steps that need to be put in place and dealing with the emotional distress that comes with it. As overwhelming as it can feel, just take one step at a time, putting one foot in front of the other.

Written by Nicole Ivens

Nicole Ivens is an experienced Professional Counsellor, Wellness Coach and EFT Practitioner.

Nicole helps women to reduce fear and anxiety and take back control of their life by kicking fear to the kerb and getting back in the driver’s seat of their life.

Learn more about Nicole www.nicoleivens.com/meetnicole

 

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Professional Counsellor

My Story

I thought I would share a little about my story and what started me on my journey to becoming a Professional Counsellor.

2014 was a pinnacle year for myself and my little family, beginning of the year saw me dealing with the near death of our youngest daughter and end of the year saw our eldest daughter being diagnosed with Epilepsy. As a strong woman I just pushed through carrying it all on my shoulders not reaching out for any help, I am strong right, I don’t need help, I can handle this on my own.

Professional Counsellor

 

It wasn’t until I had a relationship breakdown, loss of my business and our daughters counsellor telling me that it was ok to Grieve the loss I had been feeling. At the time I thought grieve, grieve about what, then I realised there is such a thing as Living Grief, I needed to grieve for the life I thought I would have and the life I thought my daughter would have before her diagnosis with Epilepsy.

With the help of my Counsellor I started on the journey of healing and finding myself again and getting to a place of acceptance of my new life and my daughters new life. I then realised this was my calling to help others to deal with the harsh realities life serves us sometimes.

So here I am today close to becoming a Registered and Professional Counsellor and looking forward to being that person that can support you and be “Your pathway to believing in yourself”.

Written by Nicole Ivens

Nicole Ivens is an experienced Professional Counsellor, Wellness Coach and EFT Practitioner.

Nicole helps women to reduce fear and anxiety and take back control of their life by kicking fear to the kerb and getting back in the driver’s seat of their life.

Learn more about Nicole www.nicoleivens.com/meetnicole

 

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