Yes, Trees Talk – Here’s the Wisdom They Share with Us

By Bette Hanson, Oct, 2023 - Published online via Edge Magazine 

I was hanging out in Mother Nature, spending time exploring deep within the acreage of the nearby St. Croix State Park near Hinkley, Minnesota.It was a gorgeous fall day and I settled down in a peace-filled place along the banks of the Kettle River. I dangled my feet in the water and the following is a true story that happened.

Trees talk to me…When I go walking in nature, the trees speak in the wind rustling their leaves or the less common squeak-creaking of the wood as it moves against itself. If you’ve heard it, it’s magical.I smile, acknowledge the connection with gratitude and continue on. Today, it happened in a grove of trees on the other side of the river. The groans were so loud and frequent that it prompted me to have a deeper dialogue.Me: “Are you trying to get my attention?”Trees: Short pause, small creak.Not entirely convinced, I pushed on.Me: “If you’re talking to me, make the sound again.”Trees: An immediate large creaking sound.Typically, I can hear them ‘talking’ as an inner awareness. But, on this day, the trees used the cracking of exterior sound. The truly miraculous thing wsa that there wasn’t enough wind to justify and support the strength of movement.I know first-hand that all life is sentient with a consciousness of intelligence that can provide proof like this. The magic happens so effortlessly, you don’t even have time to question its wonderous reality.I was impressed. This is BIG magic. It really made me smile. So, I tuned in even more closely.Me: “What are you trying to say?”Trees: “We are the mother trees and we want everyone to know just how disconnected we are from you.”In the next moment, I was filled with emotional pain.Wincing, I recoiled and pulled back in a learned resistance.Pain isn’t fun. Human nature is conditioned to pull back as a learned and instinctual reflex to distance ourselves from discomfort. As we grow, we can evolve past the conditioning. But it takes awareness work.I was curious. I thought to myself, that this pain must be an uncomfortable burden. Perhaps the avoidance of pain is one of the reasons we stopped being more connected to Nature?Or was it a byproduct?I reconnected to see if I could discover an answer.This time I allowed myself to feel and be with the pain, in a full embrace of it. It’s something I’ve learned to do in my own practice as a seasoned energy healer and facilitator of hundreds of transformational groups over the years.As the pain progressed, I literally could not distinguish my pain from the trees pain. It was ALL one and the same.The truth and wisdom in that statement was profound. Was the message for me personally, or the collective ‘we’ of universal connection? Is there a difference?As humans we’ve created so much pain for ourselves and the planet. We’ve become numb and separated from the natural flow with the nature within; forgotten in the rush to compete in a hectic, harried and modernized world. We are too busy to remember our innate knowing. We exist to survive instead of thrive.Perhaps the only way to discover the tree wisdom for ourselves, is to open to the message of a painful truth of separation. Embrace the pain of it, let it dissipate and be seen through as a call to return to wholeness.Mother trees came to me this day to convey that they are here to help us with the effort.After our talk, I was left with a feeling of deep peace. A peace grounded in freedom to just be.As a philosophy, the wisdom of trees can teach us life lessons.

Trees are rooted in place for their entire lifespan, hundreds and even thousands of years. Yet, if left alone, they weather changing environments, accepting the things they cannot change, and continuously adapting to thrive. They are collaborative in nature, inherently aware of the interdepencence of everything.To be rooted in beingness like a tree, is a unifying concept that by helping others, we are essentially helping ourselves, and thus creating a collective community.The message I received so clearly is: they ARE us. We are them. They share our pain and yearn to reconnect to resolve it.Connect to them. Listen for the wisdom. Give them your pain if it’s too much. They feel it anyway and can help transform it.Individually, we may feel the pain of aloneness. But together, we can do anything.Remember, magic happens when we’re in the flow of connection.


by Bette Hanson

In many circles a movement is now taking place - a growing openness toward deeper views, that can be seen as a ‘new paradigm’; a shift in thinking, living and being. A subtle form of revolution is underway on the nature of perception itself. Awareness is opening to question and redefine awareness itself.

Energy healing is a fundamental part of this paradigm shift that when realized, will constitute a deep collective change in the way we see our role and place in the universe. 

Ancient and indigenous cultures knew the secrets of the unique natural phenomenon we have called ‘consciousness’, and used them as common practice and to heal. The Native American and other world indigenous tribes, the ancient traditions of the Egyptians and Greeks, the philosophies of the Hindus, and the religions of the East successfully practiced consciousness awareness as forms of "energy healing" through the use of frequency, vibration, resonance, sound, ritual, color, light, symbols, sacred geometry and  other forms of energetic informational exchange. 

And now modern science and physics are evolving to prove what the ancient cultures already knew -- that everything is consciousness. Everything is energy!

Emerging theories and evidence suggest that the heart of our experiencing self, reflects something fundamental about the way reality is organized. Author of Origins in Consciousness, Adrian David Nelson explains: "The answer, I think, is that consciousness is ultimately who we really are. There is a profound and consequential distinction between the old materialist view, in which we are isolated fragments of illusory experience  and the now emerging view, in which we are each of us truly conscious participators in an on-going unfoldment of cosmic creativity."

Nelson researched scientists Dean Radin, Robert Jahn and Rupert Sheldrake to prove categories of psychic phenomena actually occur under rigorously controlled conditions.

"Over nearly three decades, experiments conducted by researchers at Princeton University revealed that when people direct their intention to a physical random system the outputs will often shift in line with their intentions. Outside any ordinary physical contact, the reported effect seems impossible to reconcile within any materialist understanding of the mind.(1)"

Nelson also documented other  research exploring this mysterious mind-matter interaction and found that a network of random systems located all around the planet mysteriously respond to collective shifts in attention of entire populations. The Global Consciousness Project, led by psychologist Roger Nelson, found that when dramatic world events occur, and millions of minds respond with similar emotions; strange patterns of order emerge in the data. Where attention goes, order mysteriously flows.(2)

Intention as energy is quickly earning recognition in the health care world. Energy healing practices tapping into the body's own frequencies has commonly been an Eastern practice. It is now being taken seriously by health practitioners trained in both eastern and western modalities as a type of alternative medicine.

And science is backing up its powers: One 2013 study found that 10 minutes of energy healing was as effective as physical therapy in improving the range of motion in people with mobility problems. UCLA even has en electromyography (EMG) lab that studies electrical activity in the body. Princeton's Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory has been studying consciousness related phenomena for over 20 years with measurable results.

What research is proving is all healing ultimately involves energy. Most of modern medicine is allopathic healing methods focused on the physical, mental and emotional levels of life, without recognition of the deeper underlying energy. Energy healing works purely with the energetic level of our being. Energy healing is thus by nature “holistic”.

Every health issue has a physical and an energetic component. Energy pioneer, teacher and author Donna Eden, explains that "any physical, mental, or behavioral problem has a counterpart in the body’s energies and can be treated at that level." She points out that "every conceivable health problem, psychological challenge, or dysfunctional habit can be improved if not overcome by intelligently shifting the energies in the body that are maintaining that condition.”

For this reason, energy healing is recognized as quickly growing professional phenomenon. In general, it describes any form of healing that works on the energy system to rebalance, restore, clear or smooth out the flow of energy in your body. It can address physical illness and emotional or mental disorders, and can also promote high-level wellness, peak performance and spiritual awakening.

Just as we have a physical anatomy, we also have an energetic anatomy made up of energy centers called chakras, energy pathways like meridians and energy bodies; physical, etheric, mental, emotional, spiritual and karmic. 

Our energy anatomy is dimensionally complex. 

Dimensions are not locations, they are raised levels of conscious awareness. As we discover that we are consciousness -- the state of being aware of a greater connection -- we raise our level of understanding, and we raise our knowledge of how, where and why we are conditioned to think act and be on ever expanding levels. 

One such pioneer is VortexHealing founder Ric Weinman. He's discovered that our energetic anatomy stretches interdimensionally in a complex web of divine lines, blueprints, structures, identities, reality streams, assemblage points, intelligence fields, networks of personality pieces and so much more.

As an author of several groundbreaking books, Weinman is devoted to mapping the complex web of our conditioned consciousness and how it awakens to awareness. He writes: "According to Vedic writings, the universe was manifested from primordial sound and vibration. As human beings, we are a microcosm of that universe—an almost infinite mix of simple and complex vibrations crammed into a small bio-conscious body. If you were to take the package of vibrations that you consider to be you and translate that into a song, consider what that song would sound like. Full of conflicting emotions and body sensations, full of restless and chaotic monkey-mind thoughts, full of eons of past-life history and millions of years of genetic survival history, continuously vibrating out of our consciousness and DNA—consider what that song of yourself would sound like. That’s why we are so drawn to nature. The harmony of nature reminds us of our own lost harmony."

The modality of VortexHealing is based on Divine intelligence and helps reposition our awareness of the concept. "Because Divinity becomes creation, it does have unique expressions that can be recognized. God is one and yet has unique expressions. In Hinduism, the various gods are really the various expressions of the one unfathomable Reality, often referred to as Brahma. And both Christianity and Hinduism believe that one can relate to these expressions and interact with them—as if they were beings. Each of these “beings” expresses and embodies a unique quality of Divinity. VortexHealing was created by the divine expression that embodies the quality of Transformational Magic...An important aspect of this divine, transformational magic is love, Divine Love."

Author and journalist Lynne McTaggert helps expand the consciousness perspective that all life is connected as energy interacting. In her book "The Field" she researches and exhaustively documents what is called the Zero Point Field -- a sea of energy that reconciles mind with matter, classic science with quantum physics, and science with religion. "The universe is self-regenerating and eternal, constantly refreshing itself and in touch with every other part of itself instantaneously. Everything in it is giving, exchanging and interacting with energy, coming in and out of existence at every level. The self has a field of influence on the world and visa versa based on this energy."

This system is called the subtle body, a new scientific understanding of our quantum-state existence and the unseen fields that determine our physical human condition.

Cyndi Dale, author of The Subtle Bodies explains; "We can't see all the energies that keep the body healthy…Those we can see are called physical, or measurable, energies. Those that we can't yet perceive are called subtle energies. Subtle doesn't mean delicate. In fact, science is beginning to suggest that the subtle - the as yet immeasurable - actually directs the measurable and forms our physical framework."

Energy medicine is an umbrella term that encompasses many forms of vibrational work to include essential oils, herbs, crystals or sound to influence change with the energy field. In a healthy person, the energy field is governed by pattern and order—and that dis-ease occurs when the energy is characterized by imbalance and disorder. In her book Energy Medicine, Donna Eden explains; "It utilizes techniques from healing traditions such as acupuncture, yoga, kinesiology, and qi gong. Energy Medicine is the science and the art of optimizing your energies to help your body and mind function at their best."

In the area of Psychology somatics has opened the door to ideas which argue that many features of human cognition are shaped by aspects of the body beyond the brain. Before the modern clinical version of somatic psychology there were earlier practices (like Ayurveda and Yoga) that naturally incorporate science, art, and spirituality to be seen as one integrated whole.

Neuroscientist Dr. Candace Pert writes: "Most psychologists treat the mind as disembodied, a phenomenon with little or no connection to the physical body. Conversely, physicians treat the body with no regard to the mind or the emotions. But the body and mind are not separate, and we cannot treat one without the other." 

As we've outlined, the body and mind, are not separate from the Divine 'Spirit' as energy and benefit at the root or holistic level, from treatment as a whole.

As you can see different forms of energy healing offer different benefits. Not all are alike or offer the same results. In general, energy healing has broad ranging to transformational effects depending on the modality and practitioner.  It can cleanse and detoxify your system, improve your circulation strengthen and revitalize your body, reduce stress, realign imbalances and more.  

The best way to determine if energy healing will work for your specific circumstances is to discuss your situation with a healer. 

Initially, Western and Eastern methods seemed diametrically opposed, and the schism between then seemed unsurpassable, until practitioners and patients noticed that the two approaches enhance one another. With this discovery, a new health care process was born, termed integrative care. 

Physicians specializing in both eastern and western medicine affirmed the power of energetic healing modalities. Deepak Chopra, a holistic physician who also subscribes to Western teachings, said that science is starting to understand how energy healing works.

"It triggers your own healing system, which is called homeostatis," he said. Homeostatis is what tells your body to create an antibody when you have an infection, or a clot when you fall so that you don't bleed to death.

Scientists like Dr. Bruce Lipton are breaking ground in energetic advancements that are helping us unlearn our own physiology. Lipton, a renowned cell biologist,  authored The Biology of Belief that literally changes how we think about our own thinking. It details new scientific discoveries about the biochemical effects of the brain’s functioning that show how our cells are affected by our thoughts. 

The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology; but instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts.

This profoundly hopeful synthesis of research in cell biology and quantum physics is being hailed as a major breakthrough, showing that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our thinking through restructuring energy patterns.

Dr. Mark Melrose, an emergency medicine physician at Urgent Care Manhattan, said that there's "infinitely more that we don't understand," about medicine, and that alternative therapies such as energy healing could certainly benefit patients, and also are complements to traditional treatments.

From experience, the most impactful energy healing is transformational at the root level leading to deep clearing of conditioned patterns and insightful realizations that encourage changes in lifestyle.

One of the most comprehensive modalities that I know of from personal experience is VortexHealing which is much more than a healing energetic practice -- it is a Divine art. It is a complete transformational process, empowered by Divinity to work as an expression of Love, bringing divine energy and consciousness to anything in creation that needs it. In practice, this enables VortexHealing to work in a very powerful way on the body, the mind, the emotions, and spirituality, to impact all aspects of the body’s energy system, and to transform the deepest karmic issues we hold as human beings on all levels of reality.

Transformation is fundamental to change. If you continue to live your life in the same way; with the same beliefs and patterns and choices ... your energy can eventually revert back to its original state. 

When you address the underlying dysfunction and dis-ease on all levels, I've found that left over energies of emotions, shadow sides and conditioned patterns can often arise for review. 

This is an important step in self development.

Real healing comes from the powerful combination of:

1. Seeking the truth of who you are by raising your awareness and mining the unseen depths of your being, to include the shadow side.

2. Actually feeling your feelings.

3. Taking significant lifestyle steps towards a better way of being.

Energy healers are most affective that help you realize that you are your own best healer and the most powerful healing happens when you own your reality by relating experience to choices made, examining shadow sides, embrace feelings, change how you think and learn to be present in life. 

Carl Jung was forever saying that ‘wholeness for humans depends on the ability to own their own shadow’ because he recognised that ONLY by finding understanding of the dark side of ourselves could we be made ‘whole’— and, as incredible a claim as it is, it is that all-liberating and all-reconciling and all-redeeming and all-healing— and thus all-transforming. 

Owning the shadow both introduces us to the hidden aspects of our persona and also the hidden treasures. In his book "Owning Your Own Shadow”, author Robert A. Johnson adds, "Curiously, people resist the noble aspects of their shadow more strenuously than they hide the dark sides." 

Marianne Williamson agrees with the common human phenomenon in her widely popular quote. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world."

What many people who are waking up realize is that this process of conscious self discovery in and of itself IS the journey of transformation. It is an awareness, a metamorphosis that has been gained by struggling with and working THROUGH the levels of consciousness -- a journey that can be both painful and ultimately enlightening. This awareness itself is its own tool and is often referred to as awakening.

When we realize that who we are is formless awareness we begin to lose the fear of death. When, as this formless awareness we realize we are also physical form we begin to lose the fear of life.”  ~~ Loch Kelly

Meditation teacher, psychotherapist and author Loch Kelly teaches simple tools of awareness that assist in stepping out of our chattering mind. From your new awareness-based operating system he helps us learn how to train the brain to remain at home in the heart. 

The process is paradigm shifting and simple. Loch Kelly describes awakening as "more like returning to our natural condition. It is an undoing of techniques and a returning home, and a way of discovering and uncovering a natural condition. When this natural condition becomes revealed, we then learn that it can maintain itself in a very wonderful way. However, the initial first step requires glimpsing the natural condition, which involves a willingness to unlearn."

The mere fact that you're reading this article is proof that energy healing is gaining ground as a holistic alternative and integrative complement to conventional medical care. Twenty years ago no one knew what acupuncture or Reiki was. Now major insurance carriers are providing coverage for acupuncture treatments. And Reiki is being offered in hospitals and other medical establishments. 

Our world is radically changing and people are demanding alternatives to symptom based, pharmaceutical fueled health approach. People are getting sick and tired of being stressed, sick and tired. The famous proverb "Physician, heal thyself" seems very appropriate in our over commercialized medical culture.

Donna Eden believes our body is engineered to tap into its healing forces, and acknowledges that that force leads to health. She states in her book, Energy Medicine, co-authored with David Feinstein, that the body wants to heal, and that every cell carries extraordinary intelligence and fortitude. And, while we all sometimes need outside help and direction, she claims healing is an inside job.

Conventional medicine, at its foundation, focuses on the biochemistry of cells, tissue, and organs. At its best, it saves lives and inspires health At its worst, it is a dehumanizing  commercial entity that economically preys off of suffering.

Energy healing, at its foundation, focuses on the holistic root of disease -- the vast energy fields of the body that organize and control the growth and repair of cell, tissues, organs, genetic and karmic history and consciousness itself. At the minimum, it relaxes, rebalances and revitalizes. At its best -- it is truly transformational and a metamorphisis!

--This article is a compilation of various internet and print resources as detailed below,


*Origins of Consciousness, by Adrian David Nelson

Dunne, B. J., & Jahn, R. G. (2005). The PEAR Proposition. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 19(2), 195–245.

Nelson, R. (2001). Correlation of global events with REG data: An Internet-based, nonlocal anomalies experiment. The Journal of Parapsychology, 65(3), 247.

*The Subtle Body by Cyndi Dale

*Energy Medicine, by Donna Eden

*Awakening Through the Veils. A Seekers Guide, by Ric Weinman

*The Biology of Belief, by Bruce Lipton

*The Field, by Lynn McTaggert

*Shift into Freedom, by Loch Kelly

*Hands of Light by Barbara Brennan

*Vibrational Medicine by Richard Gerber, MD

*Wheels of Light by Rosalyn Bruyere

Heal Yourself , Heal the World

by Bette Hanson, November, 2016

Are you surprised by the election results and suffering from confusion, stress, anxiety, anger or fear? Keep reading, there is HOPE in this message.

Upset, upheaval and division are a common theme running through social networks, personal conversations and the news post the United States Election results. Relationships are threatened and even ending over the unexpected Trump win. The nation is witnessing unprecedented protests on both sides. As people rant, rave and blame each other, the hate crimes accumulate with the news media fanning the flames of dissent. One would think armageddon is approaching, and indeed some historians equate this period of history to Hitler or Mussolini’s rise to power. ALL this is deeply unsettling, unnerving and emotionally disruptive as the country figures out what will happen next in a melting pot of chaos.

This last election, after Bernie lost, I found myself oddly apathetic about the outcome, even casually forecasting a Trump victory as the surest way to change a broken and sick culture and political system that birthed two such unqualified and corrupt candidates. I initially said it as a joke, yet I’ve learned a well known secret in the spiritual world. Chaos always precedes change. I’m here to reassure you that not only is what is happening around us normal – it should be expected as the world shifts.

I had originally begun writing this blog last week intending to write about the popular Gandhi quote “Be the change ...” Well, after the election results shocked the world, the chosen topic became even more timely and potent. We’ll get to that in a bit. First lets go over some basics.

My speciality in my energy healing practice IS transformation and change. What I’ve learned through 11 years of extensive study and training in advanced forms of holistic healing, is that everything is energy, connected through the consciousness of it. And getting to the root is the key to deep and lasting transformation.

Consciousness is the building blocks of the physics behind energy. Everything we believe, experienced and know to be true creates our consciousness. Expanding our consciousness with meditation, yoga, breathwork, energy healing and other practices creates awareness of a realty greater than the ‘us’ that we’ve become accustomed to by habit. Until, we literally wake up. As we wake up, we start to recognize that we are this expansive nature, this Divine expression of the greater whole. And AS Nature, everything seeks balance.

Our body aches and pains, mental and psychological stress or breakdown, illness, accidents, sickness, conflict and drama are all the symptoms of a greater root of decay. These symptoms are nature’s (or the Divine’s) way to get our attention to what is OUT of balance or in disharmony. Every experience, is the vibration of dissonance, pointing out to you what is in dis-ease. Our job is to simply stop, and listen. But where n this culture of busyness and daily distraction, do we take the time to know and understand this? We are even programmed to avoid, deny or not see our pain. THIS is our shadow. And our shadow side stands in the way of a calm, open heart. Revealing, facing and embracing our shadow is the key to transformation. Each and every experience points the way to change...if we choose to see it and participate in the process. And, it IS a process.

For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ~ Cynthia Occelli

As we take the time, make the effort and do the work to awaken, we open to new realities. You may recognize some of the symptoms or the benefits of awakening:

- Learning to flow rather than forcing events to happen.

- Feeling connected to nature and all sentient life.

- Increased ability to be more in the present moment.

- Becoming allergic to drama.and conflict without a healthy resolution.

- A loss of a need to worry, judge, analyze or interpret others action.

- Expectations fall away as we learn the power of setting intentions.

- An increased sense of joy.

Expectations fall away as we learn the power of setting intentions.

- An increased sense of joy.

The act of significantly shifting awareness from one set of beliefs, to another is called a paradigm shift. As a whole, the entire planet is going through a paradigm shift. It’s transforming old patterns of collective dissonance that are no longer needed anymore. And it is doing it through experience. Each one of us are living our lives based on the level of consciousness that we know to be true. And as a collective, we are stuck in patterns of blame, shame, lack and struggle attracting the experience that reinforces the patterns, until some motivating factors break down the programs. The solution to shifting consciousness is to step outside the patterns with awareness. Typically we are blind to the patterns until something shows us differently. 

If we don’t consciously seek change, change seeks us through experience of motivating factors to get our attention, based on the vibrations we attract that seek balance. Everyone is on their own journey of discovering the process of seeking balance through transformation, whether they are aware of it or not. 

As mentioned, a crucial part of shifting is recognizing and addressing our shadow side, the deepest parts of ourselves that we are often blind too, deny or do not want to admit. The root of our shadows are the repressed emotions based in patterns of fear. Clearing and transmuting this shadow dissonance resets consciousness back to balance. Negative energy like anger and fear are heavy, contracted and entangled frequencies. Positive energy like love and peace are light, free and spacious resonance. Think of it like a deep cleansing of the palette and paths that hold consciousness in place. I often refer to the work, that I facilitate as ‘dredging a river’ or ‘roto rooter’ type movement as deep swaths of energy is moved quickly to allow for flow. The more I study and learn, the more I find it intriguing, and fascinating, like a pioneer, exploring a whole new world of ever-changing horizons.

In Multi Dimensional Healing personal sessions, we work using the powerful modality of VortexHealing® to clear and get our awareness into the contracted energy of blocks and consciousness that is conditioned in negative patterns held on all planes of reality. (Please see my last blog for a more mechanical description of how energy healing works) Our conditioned consciousness forms the personalities, identities, positions and roles of what we experience as life. We are all impacted and shaped by the circumstances, karma, deeds and events that comprise the environment in which we live. The stories we tell, generate emotion – the vibrational frequencies that reinforce this conditioning.

That is, until a catalyst motivates change. The status quo of our world is about control. What we can and cannot control either creates a safety zone and level of comfort we’ve built a lifestyle around, or knocks us out with some form of stimulus. Discomfort, pain, chaos and tragedy not only motivates change, but it can catapult  transformation as what we 'thought' was our world is literally shaken to the core. AND IT IS. Transformational change is a metamorphosis of 'consciousness', the fundamental views of all that we THINK we are. Many people get stuck in cognitive dissonance, revolving doors of thinking and triggered reactions that are literally energetically programmed on a cellular, molecular, karmic, genetic and dimensional levels. The recognition that we are programmed patterns of thought, beliefs, words and behavior, that manifests into action in and of itself is a big awareness. From this, we can find compassion and understand that all people are operating from their own level of consciousness.

Albert Einstein reminds us; You cannot solve a problem from the same level of consciousness that created it,” What he means is that we have to shift out of the very mindset, circumstances and lifestyle that created the conditioning FIRST in order to find any kind of resolution. Because the very conditions and conditioning themselves, created it. That is, until circumstances instigate or initiate a need, recognition or call for change.

So getting back to Gandhi’s quote which is often misquoted as saying: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” What this enlightened Guru and master agent of change really said has much more, depth, impact and meaning.

We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi is saying that we are a microcosm of the macrocosm! If we master our dimensional nature, we become an agent of personal change that IS global in nature. From experience, I’ve found our inner transformation; spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically -- impacts everything. We see our friends and family shift as our vibrations change, either by leaving your orbit or learning to adapt to yours. This is just one of the many symptoms of transformational change.

The evolutionary work that we do to shift our own beliefs, calm our frantic mind, eat better, serve others, forgive and find harmony and peace will not only manifest our own destiny, but the destiny of our homes, communities, cities, states, country’s and the very planet itself.

When we work to evolve, we begin to realize that we are so much more than this flesh and bone existence, so much more than this one life experience. We begin to recognize our transcendent capability; that we indeed are connected to all things and all beings. We come to know and understand that there is a greater field of existence running in, around and through us all and we cannot help but care and find the Grace move through our challenges with love as our guide.

So now, do you see how the election is a Divine part of the play of transformation? It is a motivator to bring awareness to the negative patterns of the separation consciousness that are deeply ingrained in a society completely ‘sick’ and out of balance with nature and Wholeness. It is illuminating what is out of balance so we can address it. And it is an opportunity for individual self exploration leading to self realization – to know ourselves through the process of transforming the dark into light through every experience.

Still feeling overwhelmed? Perhaps you are not grounded enough. Try this simple grounding exercise.


Try not to not despair. Or worry. Or fret. Or, according to the Universal Law of Attraction, you’ll attract more of the same. Work through your emotions with all the tools at your disposal or find new ones. Journal. Exercise. Find friends or a community to support your journey. Recognize that you are in control of your destiny, every thought, belief, event and action. Learn to discern true Truth, the kind that does not flinch at internal shadow or struggle, but recognize it as a part of the process of transformation. Meditate. Find the still Presence and voice within. Deemphasize the external distractions, disruptions and realign to work on what you can control – you. Plant the seeds of hope deep within your heart. And, the world as we know it, WILL change.

Hope transforms pessimism into optimism. Hope is invincible. Hope changes everything. It changes winter into summer, darkness into dawn, descent into ascent, bareness into creativity agony into joy. Hope is the sun. It is light. It is passion. It is the fundamental force for life’s blossoming.” – Daisaku Ikeda

The mission of Multi Dimensional Healing is to help awaken an expanded nature, to create a shift in consciousness, one person, one place, one group at a time—to help us recognize that we are all a part of an interconnected whole, inspired to act to help humanity and our mother planet thrive. I call this Earthwork. Every Multi Dimensional group healing or workshop creates what’s called ‘harmonic resonance’; a large field of energy that exponentially multiplies and harnesses the group energy and radiates it through participants and out into the world through the web lines that interconnect everything. Our intention is always in the highest and best interest to evolve, heal, transform and awaken us to Truth that expands our connection to Whole Self.These healings are transformational in nature, please bring a mat, blanket, pillow and water for your comfort. She offers private healings in Longmont/Boulder, Colorado and remotely/distance. Email MDHEALING@ICLOUD.COM 


The Multidimensional Reality of Transformation

by Bette Hanson, October, 2016

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” - Rumi

If you're reading this, then perhaps you already know what it takes to spiritually change.

Transformation is a metamorphosis.

To use a common metaphor, think of the caterpillar that enters the cocoon to emerge as a butterfly; virtually no part of the caterpillar is left during the metamorphosis process. This thick, crawling creature with stocky legs liquifies to emerge as a delicate, thin and beautiful flying machine. In the same way we as humans seek to break down and free ourselves from the blocks to our Divine development. We learn to move away from control and into a path of surrender, shifting the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual patterns that keep us stuck in the hamster wheel of illusion. The rules of what we know to be the game of life change to adopt new attitudes and an expanding awareness deepening into something greater and bigger. Some call this process awakening, enlightenment or Self realization.

Whatever you call it, it is a process of evolving and transition that is much more deep and complex than the mind can imagine.

As an energy healer, I've experienced moving through my own transformational process as the best teacher. I found, we often think we are finished with a certain pattern, only to have it crop up again, and again and again. Why?

From what I've learned in 11 years of training as a Vortex Healer is that we are much more than we think we are. We are much more than chakras, meridian pathways, energy bodies, auras and chi… We are an integral part of a vast, dynamic and complex energetic system that exists everywhere that we do – in multiple realities. Through training with Ric Weinman, a master at mapping energy, i've learned that our energy system is interconnected and interwoven with conditioning that reflects the 'story' of who we think we are. This conditioning is based on our core or original separateness from the Whole; our ego.

When we meditate and tap into expanded states, we can bring our awareness deeply into our conditioned areas of separation consciousness and transform or awaken them. But when we think we have shifted key or crucial issues, perhaps we have shifted only what we see, the tip of the iceberg. In my experience, there is so much more to move. 

VortexHealing® teaches us that our deeply conditioned consciousness of negative patterns, habits, positions and identifications are held in four main areas of focus that are hard to reach.

* Incarnational, the karmic experience of our past life history
* Ancestral history carried in our DNA by the lineage of our genetics.
* Present life experience, the events and circumstances reflected in this life
* Divine or higher dimensional blueprints

Working with VortexHealing®, we work with a Divine Intelligence that knows exactly where to go and what to do to clear our conditioning. Vortex carries the expression of magical transformation enabling it to transform our deepest conditioning on emotional, physical, karmic , genetic and spiritual levels. The result is not just powerfully transformational, but this kind of clearing is an awakening to the true nature of consciousness itself.

Its this deep connection with Divine presence that makes Multi Dimensional Healing so unique. For it bridges both the energy and the consciousness of pure Source intelligence to guide and optimize movement. Remember, our core conditioning is based on separateness, so it is critical to not only clear the blocks and patterns, but to transform them back into freedom and wholeness.

That is why I say that every Multi Dimensional Healing, whether personal, in a group or workshop, is an awakening. We set our intention and the energy of Source follows our guidance to the highest and best outcome, often with amazing results. But hey, I am not in charge. :-)

Visit a group Multi Dimensional Healing - Evolutionary Earthwork for Transformation or schedule a personal 2 hour private session in Longmont, CO, also available remotely via phone/Skype/FaceTime. Contact:

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The TRUE Value of Unworthiness, By Bette Hanson

Unworthy. The despair in not being seen as you are. The shame in feeling that you are not enough and that something is fundamentally wrong with you. The hopelessness that you may always remain alone and misunderstood.” – Matt Licatta, Psychotherapist, and Director of Sounds True's division of Professional Studies

It is estimated that 98 percent of us suffer from some form of unworthiness. Most people endure silently, and even blindly, unaware of how much our inadequacy, lack of self love and all its derivatives, impacts us.

I am one of them.

When I was growing up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, I was surrounded by four older brothers whose teasing constantly reminded me of how unworthy I was. I am sure they did not intend to inflict emotional harm. To them, it was all in good fun – times four. I coped the best way I could and anyone who knew me back then can attest that I grew up a tough kid. Tough enough to endure the shark infested, egoic world of network television, rising to an executive in news marketing and promotion. I survived long enough to burn out, burn bridges and ultimately, find the kind of peace that changed my life around.

I owe my suffering a debt of gratitude because it was the impetus that pointed me in a direction I knew nothing about. It was during one of the darkest periods of my life when I had just lost my job, my beloved and devoted dog died and my boyfriend had just broken up with me that I stumbled into an energy healing demonstration. Something deep within me resonated with this ancient art form. And I found the kind of peace and freedom my heart yearned for. Through the process of becoming an energy healer, I learned that I am so much more than this life, this body and how my personality 'expresses itself' as unworthy. O learned that I am love itself.


It does however seem as though anyone’s experience of unworthiness, ...begins in great part as an internalization of outward influences that are sustained by identifying with the images in one’s own mind of an unworthy self. - Adyashanti, Spiritual Teacher and Author

I never really knew I suffered from unworthiness until much later, but I lived and breathed it. Many of us grow up unconsciously programmed by negative conditioning from authority figures, events, circumstances and environments. I remember being traumatized at an early age when I was in a department store with my mom. Distracted, we became momentarily separated. When I noticed she was gone, I spotted a familiar coat and went to grab her hand. I looked up, and to my horror, it wasn't the hand of 'mom', it was a complete stranger. I think I burst into tears, and snatched my hand away as the confused mom-look-alike watched me run away in search of my real mother.

Through my own process and working with clients I've learned that unworthiness has many avenues in the way it penetrates our lives. We can become programmed with it through the influence of our parents, their parents and their parents who all grew up in a society that reinforced worth as a value structure. The strain and stress of failure can be imbedded in our genes by our epigenetics, the inheritable traits that are influenced by negative environment and lifestyle.

Remember entering school and the cliques or groups we did or did not belong to? We are quickly taught that to fit in, we have to make the grade or fail. We learn that there is right, wrong, worthiness or unworthiness based on lessons, evaluations and approval.


Upon entering society, we then learn that our worth is directly related to our future and success based on the choice of college, career, marriage, car, home, clothes and how we fit in with the crowd. If we have purpose, make money, attract the right partner we are a success; just as being poor, unmarried with no direction relates to failure.

If you follow a religion in the Western culture, the programming continues as the fundamental belief that we are sinners and ultimately responsible for separation from Divine paradise because we ate an apple and were cursed by God. Eastern cultures are a bit more gentle, portraying the journey to ultimate reality by the doctrine of karma – that everything from joy, sadness wealth, health and disease is the result of karma that is a debt earned by bad choices and actions in past lives and in our present lives.

By the time we mature, we are deeply programmed to believe in fitting the ideal of success as worth or failure by our family, schooling and religious beliefs. In fact, author Adyashanti, in his audio program 'Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness', estimates that 98% of people hold deep beliefs of feeling unworthy, inadequate, unlovable and alone, no matter how outwardly successful they appear.  And in fact, it is this unworthiness that is a motivating drive for success.


If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla.

To come into balance and alignment with our universal nature, our ancient ancestors practiced a holistic approach of energy considering the mind, body and spirit. These cultures had an evolutionary view of life and disease and saw everything, even our programing as vibration or consciousness.

Science is catching up with what Shamans, and Medicine Men/Women knew long ago; that nothing is solid and everything is energy. Einstein talked about a unified field of creation where everything is connected as an expression of this field. The world of quantum physics expands upon this theory and calls it 'consciousness' -- the basis of our physical, material and energetic world existing in no time, no space – the very stuff of creation. More recently, quantum physicists discovered that our physical atoms are made of vortices of energy that are constantly moving and vibrating, each with their own unique energy signature. The even smaller neutrinos, the second most abundant particle in the Universe after photons, were proven to oscillate by two scientists that won the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize in physics for their work. Not only is this progress, but the Nobel committee said this discovery had “changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe.”


Therefore, if we really want to know who we are as consciousness, we must relate to ourselves as beings of energy and vibration that radiate unique signatures of universal expressions of programming or conditioning.



So know that we know that we are programmed AND that consciousness is the 'stuff' we are made of, imagine our programming as vibrating signatures of conditioning. As a holistic, energy healer I'm not only familiar with the quantum universal idea of consciousness, and conditioning; I live it.

Trained at the highest levels of the Divine art of VortexHealing®, I often serve as an educator and ambassador of energy healing as a practice, art form and modality. VortexHealing is often seen as an esoteric, yet advanced modality, by the more well known Reiki circles, yet it is more in line with ancient indigenous cultures. By its own definition on the website, it is an evolutionary holistic system of energy healing channeling Divine light and consciousness to heal the body, transform emotional patterns and awaken True Self. It is not a typical practice. Using the more well known Reiki for instance as an example, one cannot learn it in a weekend class. To rise to advanced levels, I have taken over 1200 hours of comprehensively intensive training since 2006, and still continue to take classes today. It is a pathway to awakening, yet I remember being absolutely baffled when I first heard about the concept of awakening and energetic conditioning –- because at the time I didn't even know or understand that I was conditioned, of course!

What is conditioning? It is everything that we are, think, feel and believe. It is our 'story' and history. All these beliefs, feelings, thoughts, stories and history has an energetic resonance that is patterned and imprinted AS a result of a vibrational signature of our programmed or 'conditioned' consciousness. 

It's a paradigm shift to understand how deeply rooted and expansive our conditioning is. Our culture simply does not have a basic understanding or even belief in energy, much less as conditioned consciousness. The more we open our awareness to new concepts, the more we evolve as a society to gain better understanding. If I had a nickel for every time a client told me they were finished with a specific concern or issue, I'd be quite wealthy. What we perceive, see, or know is just the tip of the iceberg of who we are.

In the VortexHealing view, the human body can be seen as a system of energy dynamics that is quite complex. This energy system is deeply identified and imprinted with our 'story' held on different levels of reality.

Vortex is more in line with Eastern philosophies of wisdom and karma and defines (and works on) our conditioning in four ways; past life history, ancestral history carried by our DNA, our present experience of history and higher dimensional blueprints holding it in place. The distinct difference between Vortex and other energy modalities, is the Divine intelligence guiding the healing, how deeply it bridges into our timeless (dimensional) levels of reality that holds our 'stuff' and the proven protocol identifying the sources of conditioning. Ric Weinman's books on VortexHealing go into more depth and detail on how and why it all works. For the purpose of this article, my own life is living proof of its transformational power. And I also work with many clients that experience profound shift and change, even after just one session.


Perhaps you've heard the saying 'energy follows thought' or 'thought creates our reality'. But what suports thought? It's our beliefs that support thought. We actually believe and think we are our wounds.

As a natural human response, when we think back on how we became unworthy, our mind automatically goes to the original traumatic experience or experiences. It is human nature to find meaning and try and make sense of it by creating beliefs around it. We may respond to the original experience with the question “Why did this happen?”; that is answered with the belief, “I am not good enough,” “I'm not lovable,” or other self limiting and dis-empowering beliefs about the experience. Take a moment and think back and list your own.

For me, my trauma seemed to start at birth. I grew up with the sense of unconsolable grief. My mother cared for my terminally ill 2 ½ year old brother while she was carrying me. He died while I was in the womb, and as a fetus I was surrounded by a mothers grief. I never truly understood why I had tantrums as a child. People used to tell me that I screamed and held my breath until I turned blue and passed out. It was this grief trying to express itself as energy.

Trauma and feeling wounded and unworthy have been an ongoing theme throughout my life and as I later learned, my past life as well. Trauma is also supported genetically within both sets of my parents who endured excessive trauma. Incarnationally, I came into this life with the karmic package of trauma that is fodder for another time and article.

Deeply wounded, I found that I tended to self sabotage myself in relationships, career and even my health suffered. Over the years, I've been diagnosed with chronic Lymes, celiacs and had back to back frozen shoulders that took years to heal. Basically, I was a mess and body, mind and spirit reflected it.

Traumatic beliefs can create emotional needs that self sabotage us. For instance, if we believe we are not worthy, we actually block the feeling of any sense of worthiness, because it does not align with the negative belief; “I am not worthy'. We then feel justified in holding onto these beliefs and reinforce who we think we are because we create more of the same. It then becomes self-fulfilling, as we continue the spiral of believing we are powerless because we keep attracting situations that support the powerless belief. If we allow our emotions to come up over and over again without resolution, we are reinforcing and even magnifying the wounded belief. When we continuously feed our wounds with this type of intention and attention, over time, we begin to identify with them, and position ourselves as unworthy, digging the hole deeper and deeper each time. Or more accurately, we create an identity around the wounded self. This self-fulfilling and self-sabotaging behavior makes healing very challenging.


VortexHealing is much more than a healing art. It is a complete transformational process, empowered by Divinity ...bringing divine energy and consciousness to anything in creation that needs it. In practice, this enables VortexHealing to work in a very powerful way on the body, the mind, the emotions, and spirituality, to impact all aspects of the body’s energy system, and to transform the deepest karmic issues we hold as human beings.” – Ric Weinman, Founder of VortexHealing and author of “Awakening Through the Veils, A Seekers Guide'

For me, my saving grace was recognizing that unworthiness is a false belief programmed into my dimensional reality that I was blind too and then in turn, often hid from until it arose to be exposed, and cleared. This unworthy 'awareness' is who we think we are, until through awareness and work, we break free of the pattern. For me, VortexHealing was that vehicle for helping me understand what was happening, why I was acting and feeling the way I was, ultimately, working towards transformational change. I learned I was not my story, and in fact I was something much greater, better and more infinite than I could ever imagined.

This is a profound shift in consciousness. Many people are starting to realize we are much more than this life; we are a perception of reality that has been previously unrealized. There are as may ways to define this evolutionary term as there are ways of achieving it: enlightenment, self realization, spiritual awakening, recognition of oneness with all of existence.

Throughout human history there has existed a timeless wisdom -- a deep and profound realization of a fundamental awareness of being; the unconditioned source of all existence. Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Krishna and many others expressed and embodied this wisdom. The core message however, has been the same, that absolute truth is beyond all the concepts and beliefs of man, that underlying apparent differences is fundamental oneness, and that our true nature is whole, unbounded and everlasting. Our conditioning prevents us from remembering. I've discovered that removing our conditioning is like lifting veils of illusion.

When we accept disempowering beliefs about ourselves, we experience separation from our true self and this is the cause of pain and suffering. Healing requires resolution—feeling our emotions and allowing them space to be experienced and processed through.  For me, what worked was understanding the evolved view of my wounded beliefs is to bring my awareness and attention to these hidden or underlying patterns. And I use this awareness to help clients. We cannot heal what we do not see or acknowledge. We then learn to see that the pain and suffering directs our attention to the illusion of belief that presents itself to be healed. Pain is our warning signal that something is wrong within. It asks us to look deeper. It's our inner guidance system alerting us to the disconnection and imbalance so we can heal these incongruent beliefs.

This isn't anything new. For ancient cultures, wellness was all about balance and disease was seen as the manifestation of imbalance. An essential key to healing is getting our awareness into the patterns of our wounded beliefs by taking full and complete responsibility for them. When we blame the situation or others, the balance of power shifts to them. We cannot change others, or the event. But we can change ourselves! We can empower ourselves to be whole through forgiveness and letting go -- and coming back into alignment.  It is not necessarily about condoning the wounded event or action, forgiving another or even ourselves is about letting go of the wounded energy, the beliefs that keep us trapped in a self created, self-fulfilling prison. Forgiveness gives us freedom to be something else.


When our deepest needs go unfulfilled, suffering begins. We begin to heal when we go beyond personal anger and fear to a realization of our true self, the self that was never afraid and can never be wounded.” – Deepak Chopra, 'The Deeper Wound, Recovering the Soul From Fear & Suffering'

From a vibrational standpoint, our wounded beliefs are lower, denser, contracted vibrations that keep us stagnating. Love, compassion, peace and benevolent forgiveness are higher, lighter resonance. The two simply cannot exist together. When we finally understand this, we look at our wounds from a deeper truth. We realize that whatever trauma happened, it is our wake up call to transcend and rise above it --- leading us back to love. We can find gratitude in seeing our wounded beliefs as a blessing in disguise.

For me, I credit my trauma as the BEST teacher. The entire process of exploring all the avenues, paths and inspirations along the way created lessons that were integral to transformation. I learned that from pain comes compassion and forgiveness, suffering leads to understanding, hope and faith, powerlessness leads to empowerment. And the courage it takes to face our deepest wounds builds strength and helps us learn to accept, allow and detach from the conditioning. When we change patterns, we create space and freedom for the truth of who we are to emerge. What I found lead me back to love of myself and ALL others.

This shift to a higher vibration creates space within our energetic system for freedom to enter. We can harness this aware freedom to awaken the higher truth of who we are as a Divine being, accept, own and heal from the unworthiness of our stories. True power comes from seeing ourselves as a conscious creator and this can only happen if we flush out what is being held unconsciously. If we consistently turn our full awareness and attention toward resolution in the form of love, peace, inner harmony, compassion, and forgiveness, the wound would weaken and eventually dissolve, because disempowered beliefs cannot exist at a high vibration.


In 'Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness', Adyashanti calls this process 'redemptive love'. He says that there is tremendous power when we can finally own and face up to our life; to the horrors of it, the brokenness of it, the beauty of it – to all of it exactly as it is, but without the condemning narrative. We don't have to pretend these events didn't happen. But what would happen if we dropped our judgements and conclusions of ourselves and others? When we do that, there is just the facts without story or evaluation and we are completely present with it and where transformation can get in. This is what Eckhart Tolle refers to as the witness.

As a healer with hundreds of clients, group healings and workshops under my belt, I find deep satisfaction in helping people recognize how deeply our unworthiness beliefs condition us and what it takes to shift awareness. In my latest workshop 'Valuing Yourself, the Energetic Impact of Unworthiness', we'll explore and identify our disempowering beliefs and use my practice called Multi Dimensional Healing to deeply clear the energetic roots of the conditioning that keep us trapped in unworthiness. Opening up to the Grace of Divine Love, dissolves old patterns and helps us realign with a higher version of who we are – to remember and value ourselves again – to find our self worth and self love. We'll spend six hours together in a powerful and transformational workshop that will leave you changed.


To me, the word “spiritual” points to a dimension of our experience that can never be seen under a magnifying glass or measured or explained or proven. It is the ultimate mystery. It is that dimension of our experience that fills us with inexplicable love and calls us to give beyond reason. It can’t be nailed down because it is infinite; it can’t be defined because it is dynamic and ever-changing.” - Tami Simon, Director, Sounds True

As I mentioned, it took me awhile to really understand the concepts of our universal connection and conditioned consciousness. As I immersed myself in study and training, my knowledge and base of experience shifted and awakened. Now I am called to live, practice and share this knowledge with clients and anyone who will listen, as a means of shifting reality for others, to help bring about a better understanding of our true nature as energetic beings of love. As we create a dialogue, we set up the framework for this new understanding to take root and blossom as a new reality.

Look around you, as a society and a world, we are in the midst of paradigm change; a time when the usual and accepted way of doing or thinking about something changes completely. Shifting realities is a part of dimensional learning leading to awareness of something we never new before. This then transforms our underlying assumptions into fundamental change. As we see then, a dimension is not a location or place, it is states of consciousness reflecting evolving levels of beliefs as conditioning devolves. It is awakening to the true nature of who we are beyond and free from conditioning. It is why I called my practice Multi Dimensional Healing.

AUTHOR: Bette Hanson is a holistic energy healer, offering workshops, group healings, private sessions and home/land clearing based out of Philadelphia, PA, serving the East coast region and often traveling throughout the country.

You can sign up for the 6 hour workshop 'Valuing Yourself, the Energetic Impact of Unworthiness', on Sunday, April 24, 12;30-6:30pm  in Malvern PA,

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