Communicate with Spirit Workshop for Beginners!

Have you always wanted to communicate with a loved one in spirit?

This life-changing workshop is for people who are interested in learning how to connect with loved ones in Heaven. Everyone is born with the ability to communicate via spirit to some degree and this workshop will teach you priceless ways to nurture your relationships with the members of your heavenly support team – your loved ones in spirit, the angels, past spiritual masters, and God.

Date: Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13, 2019 (both days included in workshop)
Time: 9:30am – 4pm each day
Location: Horsham, PA (exact address provided upon booking)

Includes: Expanded content; in-depth discussions; interactive mediumship workshop for beginners in which you will learn how to communicate with loved ones in spirit; establish good working relationships with your Heavenly Support Team; learn how to control your gifts and much more; special participant-only discounts of 15% off of Karen’s book, How Have You Loved and her Spirit Animal Art prints; ongoing participation in a private Facebook group hosted by Karen for past and present workshop participants to keep in touch, practice your skills, build friendships with like-minded people, and share knowledge; access to Karen’s Development Circle, and an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate good towards any of the products and services offered by Karen. Winner to be announced at the end of the workshop.

Click here for more detailed information about this workshop.

Seating is limited to 10-12 students.

Fee: $275 – Early Bird Savings through January 6! Save $75 off the regular price of $350!


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If you are experiencing problems processing payment through PayPal, please call Karen at 215-738-5538 to process payment over the phone. Thank you!

Note: Bring a bagged lunch and something to take notes with (pen and paper, electronic tablet, etc.). Recordings of any kind are not permitted (audio, video, etc.) except by Healing Spirit with Love, LLC. This workshop may be recorded by Karen for future use.

Communicate with Spirit Workshop for Beginners

Opening Your Heart and Your Mind to Your Loved Ones in Spirit

Have you always wanted to communicate with a loved one in spirit? When a loved one’s physical existence on this earth comes to an end, our relationship with them continues on because the love we have in our hearts never dies and neither do our spirits.

This life-changing workshop is for people who are interested in learning how to connect with loved ones in heaven. Everyone is born with the ability to communicate via spirit to some degree and this workshop will teach you priceless ways to nurture your relationships with the members of your heavenly support team – your loved ones in spirit, the angels, past spiritual masters, and God.

Includes: Expanded content; in-depth discussions; interactive mediumship workshop for beginners in which you will learn how to communicate with loved ones in spirit; establish good working relationships with your Heavenly Support Team; learn how to control your gifts and much more; special participant-only discounts of 15% off of Karen’s book, How Have You Loved and her Spirit Animal Art prints; ongoing participation in a private Facebook group hosted by Karen for past and present workshop participants to keep in touch, practice your skills, build friendships with like-minded people, and share knowledge; access to Karen’s Development Circle, and an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate good towards any of the products and services offered by Karen. Winner to be announced at the end of the workshop.

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 and Sunday, November 4, 2018 (both days included in workshop)
Time: 9:30am – 4pm each day
Location: Horsham, PA (exact address provided upon booking)

Click here for more detailed information about this workshop.

Seating is limited to 10-12 students.

Fee: $275 – Early Bird Saving Extended through November 1 – Save $75 off of the regular price of $350!


Reserve Your Seat Today!



If you are experiencing problems processing payment through PayPal, please call Karen at 215-738-5538 to process payment over the phone. Thank you!

Note: Bring a bagged lunch and something to take notes with (pen and paper, electronic tablet, etc.). Recordings of any kind are not permitted (audio, video, etc.) except by Healing Spirit with Love, LLC. This workshop may be recorded by Karen for future use.

Tarot for Beginners

Rider-Waite TarotDate: Sunday, October 7
Time: 9:30am – 4pm
Location: Horsham, PA
Fee: $200 through October 1 with the Early Bird Special (save $50 off of the regular price of $250)

Learn about the intuitive way to read Tarot cards for yourself and others with Spirit Medium Karen T. Hluchan. While you can learn to provide Tarot readings by using a book, Karen delves deeper into the process by teaching you how to combine your natural intuitive abilities with the meanings of the cards. Learning how to provide Tarot readings enables you to provide detailed guidance about your life, as well as the lives of others.

For more than 25 years, Karen has been reading Tarot. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge with you and teaching you about multiple layouts for different purposes, as well as the subtle nuance of meanings when cards appear together. As always, Karen helps you bring the love and light of Heaven into your readings and interpretations.

For this workshop, Karen will be using the traditional Rider-Waite deck. You will need to bring your own Rider-Waite deck for participation in the workshop. Click here for options for purchasing your own Rider-Waite Tarot Deck.

As a bonus, Karen is offering a drawing for participants for a $30 gift certificate, good toward all of her products and services.

Click here for more details about the Tarot for Beginners Workshop.

Workshop is limited to 10 students.


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If you are experiencing problems processing payment through PayPal, please call Karen at 215-738-5538 to process payment over the phone. Thank you!

Note: Bring a bagged lunch and something to take notes with (pen and paper, electronic tablet, etc.). Recordings of any kind are not permitted (audio, video, etc.) except by Healing Spirit with Love, LLC. This workshop may be recorded by Karen for future use.

Communicate with Spirit Workshop for Beginners

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018 and Sunday, September 23, 2018 (both days included in workshop)
Time: 9:30am – 4pm each day
Location: Horsham, PA (exact address provided upon booking)

Includes: Expanded content; in-depth discussions; interactive mediumship workshop for beginners in which you will learn how to communicate with loved ones in spirit; establish good working relationships with your Heavenly Support Team; learn how to control your gifts and much more; special participant-only discounts of 15% off of Karen’s book, How Have You Loved and her Spirit Animal Art prints; ongoing participation in a private Facebook group hosted by Karen for past and present workshop participants to keep in touch, practice your skills, build friendships with like-minded people, and share knowledge; access to Karen’s Development Circle, and an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate good towards any of the products and services offered by Karen. Winner to be announced at the end of the workshop.

Click here for more detailed information about this workshop.

Seating is limited to 10-12 students.

Fee: $275 – Early Bird Saving Extended through Friday, September 21- Save $75 off of the regular price of $350!


Reserve Your Seat Today!



If you are experiencing problems processing payment through PayPal, please call Karen at 215-738-5538 to process payment over the phone. Thank you!

Note: Bring a bagged lunch and something to take notes with (pen and paper, electronic tablet, etc.). Recordings of any kind are not permitted (audio, video, etc.) except by Healing Spirit with Love, LLC. This workshop may be recorded by Karen for future use.

Special 2-day Communicate with Spirit Workshop for Beginners

Merry Monarch by Karen T HluchanDate: Sunday, June 3, 2018 and Sunday, June 10, 2018 (both days included in workshop)
Time: 9:30am – 4pm each day
Location: Horsham, PA (exact address provided upon booking)

Includes: Expanded content; in-depth discussions; interactive mediumship workshop for beginners in which you will learn how to communicate with loved ones in spirit; establish good working relationships with your Heavenly Support Team; learn how to control your gifts and much more; special participant-only discounts of 15% off of Karen’s book, How Have You Loved and her Spirit Animal Art prints; ongoing participation in a private Facebook group hosted by Karen for past and present workshop participants to keep in touch, practice your skills, build friendships with like-minded people, and share knowledge; access to Karen’s Development Circle, and an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate good towards any of the products and services offered by Karen. Winner to be announced at the end of the workshop.

Click here for more detailed information about this workshop.

Seating is limited to 10-12 students.

Fee: $275 – Early Bird Saving Extended through Friday, June 1 – Save $75 off of the regular price of $350!


Reserve Your Seat Today!



If you are experiencing problems processing payment through PayPal, please call Karen at 215-738-5538 to process payment over the phone. Thank you!

Note: Bring a bagged lunch and something to take notes with (pen and paper, electronic tablet, etc.). Recordings of any kind are not permitted (audio, video, etc.) except by Healing Spirit with Love, LLC. This workshop may be recorded by Karen for future use.

Communicate with Spirit Workshop for Beginners

Have you always wanted to learn how to communicate with your loved ones in Heaven? Have you felt the presence of loved ones in spirit, heard them, or seen signs from them and would like to learn how to understand their messages? If so, this special 2-day workshop taught by Spirit Medium Karen T. Hluchan may be for you!

This life-changing workshop is for people who are interested in learning how to connect with loved ones in heaven. Everyone is born with the ability to communicate via spirit to some degree and this workshop will teach you priceless ways to nurture your relationships with the members of your heavenly support team – your loved ones in spirit, the angels, past spiritual masters, and God. Karen, who has trained with world renowned mediums, including James Van Praagh, Tony Stockwell, John Holland, and others, will be sharing her knowledge with you in order to help you connect with your loved ones in spirit.

 

Date: Saturday, March 24  and Sunday, March 25 (both days included in workshop)
Time: 9:30am – 4pm each day
Location: Horsham, PA

Includes: Expanded content; in-depth discussions; interactive mediumship workshop for beginners in which you will learn how to communicate with loved ones in spirit; establish good working relationships with your Heavenly Support Team; learn how to control your gifts and much more; special participant-only discounts of 15% off of Karen’s book, How Have You Loved and her Spirit Animal Art prints; ongoing participation in a private Facebook group hosted by Karen for past and present workshop participants to keep in touch, practice your skills, build friendships with like-minded people, and share knowledge; access to Karen’s Development Circle, and an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate good towards any of the products and services offered by Karen. Winner to be announced at the end of the workshop.

Click here for more detailed information about this workshop.

Seating is limited to 10-12 students.

Fee: $275Save $75 off of the regular price of $350 with the Early Bird Special extended through 3/23/2018!


Reserve Your Seat Today!



If you are experiencing problems processing payment through PayPal, please call Karen at 215-738-5538 to process payment over the phone. Thank you!

Note: Bring a bagged lunch and something to take notes with (pen and paper, electronic tablet, etc.). Recordings of any kind are not permitted (audio, video, etc.) except by Healing Spirit with Love, LLC. This workshop may be recorded by Karen for future use.

Releasing the Past through Forgiveness

Woman PrayingWhether it is painful events in the recent past or from as far back as childhood, emotional, mental, and spiritual trauma can be released from your spirit through forgiveness of the person or people involved, including yourself.

Complex Decisions and Challenging Situations

As spiritual beings on a human journey, we decided to live a lifetime on this earth to learn lessons that will enable us to grow as souls. Many of the lessons we have chosen require complex decisions and challenging situations that can have a significant impact on the evolvement of not only our souls, but also on the souls of others. Because we are in a stage of learning, and are not all-knowing beings, mistakes will be made. It is important to forgive each other for the mistakes we make and to look beyond the pain to the lessons that are built into the situations we encounter on a daily basis.

Reasons and Choices

In order for our souls to evolve to a clearer understanding of the reasons for our existence, it is necessary to face challenges that make us question and think about our self-worth, our relationships and connections with others, and whether or not there really is a higher power that guides us.  The reason you experience tragic, sad, or disheartening events is not to drag you down, but to give you a choice. You can choose to let these situations mire you in negativity and self-pity, or you can choose see the blessings and lessons that God and the angels are assisting you with in order to open your heart, mind, and spirit to the truth that exists within your soul.

Why It Is Beneficial to Forgive

Forgiveness is an acknowledgement and a release of actions from the past that caused harm to yourself or others. Extending forgiveness does not mean that you are condoning the behavior that caused you or others harm. It means that you have come to terms with the situation and have made a conscious decision to release its hold on you. By recognizing that these events served a very important purpose in your soul evolvement, you can also learn how to express gratefulness for the lessons you learned. In order to do that though, you must be able to look beyond the pain in order to see how you were given the opportunity to grow as a soul. The rewards you receive for perceiving the patterns and lessons behind traumatizing events includes amazing enlightenment about yourself, others, and the universe as a whole, as well as a realization that these events were necessary steps toward achieving your dreams in this lifetime.

It is important to note that you do not have to be in someone’s presence in order to forgive them. You can extend forgiveness in your heart and mind by sending forgiving thoughts toward the situation and the people involved. Our connection in spirit with one another allows the messages to be received by the spirit of the person you are forgiving. The people that are here on earth may or may not be consciously aware of your message of forgiveness; however, the spirit that resides within them will have received and acknowledged the forgiveness you have extended.

What Happens When You Refuse to Forgive

Holding grudges, anger, and pain inside of yourself hurts you. Those negative emotions and thoughts prevent you from moving forward and draw toward you more unfortunate circumstances. When you are focused on the lower energies produced by fear and anger, you are dragging down your own energy. This will attract more situations to you that are harmful. By choosing to release negative emotions, you are releasing their hold on you. This will lighten your energetic load and free you up to attract more positive experiences in your life. Keep in mind that how you live your life is your choice. Whether you decide to remain mired in misery or rise above the challenges you face, it is the gift of free will that gives you the option to choose the path that you take.

If you need help extending forgiveness, you can ask the archangels for assistance. They will help you to release the negativity and heal the pain that you have been carrying.

 Repetition May Be Necessary

Even after you have extended forgiveness, there may be times when a situation will appear in your life that will bring to the surface old pain and remembrances of harmful situations. When this happens, you can extend forgiveness again and visualize the situation and the people involved as healed.

Setting Yourself Free

As you make the choice to free yourself from the past, you are also making the choice to open yourself up to love and more positive experiences. Your spirit will be lighter, and you may even feel as though a physical weight has been lifted from your body. Enjoy the benefits and freedom that comes from releasing your past, and shift your focus to the present—which is full of gifts and opportunities for making positive choices regarding your life path.

Namaste!

With much love and many blessings for all,
Karen T. Hluchan

Spirit Medium, Motivational Speaker, Reiki Master, Spiritual Artist, & Author of How Have You Loved?

www.HealingSpiritWithLove.com

Karen T. Hluchan is a spirit medium, motivational speaker, Reiki master, spiritual artist, and author of How Have You Loved? Through her mediumship practice, Healing Spirit with Love, she devotes her time to the healing of spirit on earth through her connection with heaven. Her passion for her calling is shared through the spirit readings, demonstrations, and workshops she provides, as well as through her writing, Reiki, and fine art spiritual paintings. All of her work is inspired by the divine light that is within us all. She has a great love of nature, people, and the planet, and she enjoys her connection in spirit, both here and in heaven.
 
Click here to learn more about Karen’s upcoming events.

The Truth about Fearmongering

FearSome people, out of misunderstanding or lack of knowledge, place a negative connotation on the presence of spirits on earth. Beings in spirit are here to help, not harm. When people negatively misinterpret actions on the part of spirit, it has the potential to unnecessarily create an environment of hysteria. These unfortunate actions do much more harm than good. At times, the people creating this mess do so as an attention-getting tactic. They love drama and love to stir the pot by making up and sharing untruths and outlandish embellishments of minor, harmless events. My best advice is to listen well and use your intuition to determine whether someone is genuine, telling tall tales, or speaking out of fear due to a lack of knowledge. Throughout the thousands of experiences I have had with spirits, including the spirits of those who have committed heinous crimes while living on earth, I have only encountered a genuine desire to communicate in order to bring understanding, love, and healing to people and situations.

How the Media and Fictional Sources Perpetuate Untruths

Many ghost hunting shows, horror movies, books, and other mainstream media outputs thrive on instilling fear in their audiences. Like thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, they know that generating fear gets the adrenal glands flowing, creating a sensationalist output that draws viewers and readers. Unfortunately, while it may boost ratings and sell books, it also spreads untruths about the true essence of spirits and their purposes. Moreover, feeding into people’s fears creates hysteria, which is a heightened state of excitement based on illusion. As with the people who lie or embellish the truth to get attention, these behaviors can be very irresponsible when passed on as truths, because they are shared without concern about the overall effect or outcome to people’s lives. It is solely about garnering attention, not about communicating the truth.

Unethical People in Every Field

Unfortunately, there are some unethical people who are misinformed about the purpose of spirit in our lives, as well as the way they operate. While there are unethical people to be found in every business and service sector, it is very disturbing when they present themselves as psychics, mediums, or healers. Not only does it take advantage of and hurt the people who go to them seeking help, but it also casts a tarnishing pall on truly gifted psychics, mediums, and healers.

Sensationalists Use Fear Tactics to Garner Attention

Dishonest people often use fear tactics that prey on the vulnerabilities of uninformed people to try and get them to part with their money or to garner attention. For instance, they may state that a negative entity has “attached” itself to you and you must pay a lot of money to have it removed, or that someone placed a “hex” or “curse” on you that will cost hundreds to thousands of dollars to release it from your spirit. These are dangerous and irresponsible falsehoods existing only in the imagination of the person speaking of it. The idea of curses and hexes comes from ancient folklore and old wives tales that have been passed down from generation to generation of misguided people who would rather perpetuate fear than search for the truth. It is time to let go of these archaic concepts and move forward with a higher understanding of human behavior.

Curses Are Fake

When people tell you a curse is the reason for your misfortunes, they are giving you an excuse. For some, it is so much easier to blame someone else, such as someone who has behaved badly towards you in the past, than it is to take responsibility for one’s own actions. Challenging circumstances do not come from curses, but from life lessons you agreed to prior to your birth. Hard times can also come from your own behaviors when dealing with life lessons. For instance, I know of someone who fully believed they were cursed because their business was failing and a “friend” told them it had to be because of a curse. After hearing their story and assessing the facts, it was determined that the business was failing not because of a “curse,” but because of poor business practices. It was much easier for this business person to put the blame on someone else placing a “curse” on them than it was to take an honest, healthy look at their own behaviors. Moreover, the self-defeating acceptance of the “curse” provided no motivation to even try to improve the situation. After a long talk, this person was able to see the true reasons behind the failures and was able to develop and work on a business improvement plan.

Love Reigns Supreme

When communicating with people, use your intuition as your guide. If a situation does not feel right or seems out of sync to you, there may be a problem, especially if someone is trying to pressure you into a decision using fear tactics. When spirits make their presence known to us in our lives, it is all about love, healing, and guidance. People who try to intimidate or scare you with fear regarding spirit are only doing so out of misguided notions or selfish motivations. Listen to your heart and intuition when it comes to situations like these, and keep in mind that while the illusion of fear can be strong, love and its power to heal, is stronger.

With Light and Love,
Karen T. Hluchan

Spirit Medium, Motivational Speaker, Reiki Master, & Author of How Have You Loved?

www.HealingSpiritWithLove.com

Karen T. Hluchan is a spirit medium, motivational speaker, Reiki master, and author of How Have You Loved? Through her mediumship practice, Healing Spirit with Love, she devotes her time to the healing of spirit on earth through her connection with heaven. Her passion for her calling is shared through the spirit readings, demonstrations, and workshops she provides, as well as through her writing, Reiki, and fine art spiritual paintings. All of her work is inspired by the divine light that is within us all. She has a great love of nature, people, and the planet, and she enjoys her connection in spirit, both here and in heaven.
 
Click here to learn more about Karen’s upcoming events.

How Soon After Passing Can a Loved One Communicate?

19006270When our physical body expires on earth, our spirits, also referred to as our souls, continue to exist, as does the bond that connects us with one another. As a professional spirit medium, I experience firsthand knowledge from loved ones in spirit every day. The transfer of information is much more complicated than a fireside chat. It is a form of communication that utilizes all of my senses to share information between dimensions. It requires great attentiveness and energy to be open and receptive to the content sent through images, sounds, feelings, tastes, and smells. Moreover, the symbols our guys and gals in heaven use to convey their messages needs to be pieced together for the recipient in order to form a coherent message.

When Can Divine Communication Take Place?

Many people ask me how soon a loved one in spirit can communicate once they have crossed over. The answer is right away. I have experienced immediate communications from both animals and people. I would like to note that while communication is possible, not every being in spirit is skilled at communicating as soon as they cross over. Some are better at it than others. This is because they are older souls that have this knowledge stored within the memory banks of their spirit. I would also like to add that it is important to give your deceased loved ones time to adjust to their new reality. It is equally important to allow yourself time to grieve and adjust to the changes in your life caused by the loss of a loved one. People who are in the depths of strong grief need time to heal, and when they reach out to a spirit medium too soon, they may not be open and receptive to what their loved ones in spirit want to share. Grief and deep sadness have a tendency to block spiritual communications because a person’s main focus is on painful emotions and situations. Often, they only want to hear what they want to hear. Think of it this way: when you experience sharp physical pain, it tends to take over your mind and temporarily halt all other thoughts. In fact, all you can think about is how to rid yourself of the physical pain. It is similar with emotional pain that accompanies strong grief in which the hurt of loss blocks out all other thoughts other than how to relieve the heartache.

Healing and the Grief Process

The time it takes for each person to process grief and work through the healing process is unique to each individual. There are many factors that contribute to the effects of grief including, but not limited to, the way someone passed, the depth of the relationship shared, and personal beliefs about what happens to us when we pass. While it is healthy to mourn the passing of a loved one, it is not emotionally healthy to dwell in grief for extended periods of time. Choosing to remain in a state of perpetual sadness not only blocks you from living the life you are meant to live, but also prevents you from recognizing the signs and messages that loved ones may be sending from the Other Side. In addition, it does not change the fact that a loved one is no longer sharing an earthly experience with us. It is important to understand that our loved ones in spirit want us to go on with our lives and to try to experience as much joy as possible for the time we have on earth. If you need help in getting to this place, there are many resources available, such as grief counselors, life coaches, spirit mediums, friends, family, and more. Often, learning how to manage grief is one of the lessons to be learned for our souls in this lifetime. It is equally as important to understand that the bonds that we have with our loved ones and the love we share cannot be broken by the expiration of our physical bodies. Therefore, we are never truly separated from one another in spirit.

Guidance from the Other Side

Our guys and gals in heaven work from a place of light, love, and expanded knowledge. Their purpose for communicating with you, directly or through a spirit medium, is to bring healing and guidance to your life. A person who has reached a state of acceptance regarding a person’s passing is much more likely to get the most out of their reading with a spirit medium. This is because grief is no longer clouding his or her ability to be receptive to the information being shared. This does not mean that you do not miss your loved ones, it means that you have accepted that he or she has transitioned to heaven, and have made the conscious choice to continue your personal journey on this earth. When it is your time to cross over into heaven, you will be reunited with your loved ones in spirit, including any pets and animals that have made a significant impact on your life or you on theirs. In the meantime, your loved ones in spirit will continue to watch over you, as well as send you messages and signs letting you know that they are around.

They Communicate with You, Too!

Your loved ones in spirit use your senses, too, to let you know that they are around.* For example, they may place visual images in front of you that remind you of them. My father often uses signs related to firefighters and trains to let me know he is around. In addition, loved ones in spirit may play music in your head to give you answers to your prayers or that reminds you of them. You may also feel their presence, smell their perfume, or have strong taste cravings for the food they used to cook. They orchestrate these wondrous occurrences for you in ways that are challenging for the human mind to comprehend. Unfortunately, some people dismiss these occurrences and try to explain them away as coincidences. Nothing in this world is a coincidence, and it would truly amaze you to be able to comprehend the ways in which spiritual beings on the Other Side facilitate events on earth. They do so with our best interests at heart, and to help us navigate our journeys. Remember, they use a myriad of ways to get our attention, including our dreams.* When you see them there, it is your loved ones in spirit trying to help you to overcome your fears, to provide messages of comfort, and to help you to work through issues you face on a daily basis.

Namaste!

*Note: My book, How Have You Loved?, contains a lot of in-depth information about how your loved ones in spirit communicate with you, including how to interpret your dreams, why we are really here on earth, what we are to accomplish in our lifetimes, and how we can achieve our soul objectives.

With Light and Love,
Karen T. Hluchan

Spirit Medium, Motivational Speaker, Reiki Master, & Author of How Have You Loved?

www.HealingSpiritWithLove.com

Karen T. Hluchan is a spirit medium, motivational speaker, Reiki master, and author of How Have You Loved? Through her mediumship practice, Healing Spirit with Love, she devotes her time to the healing of spirit on earth through her connection with heaven. Her passion for her calling is shared through the spirit readings, demonstrations, and workshops she provides, as well as through her writing and Reiki. All of her work is inspired by the divine light that is within us all. She has a great love of nature, people, and the planet, and she enjoys her connection in spirit, both here and in heaven.
To learn more about Karen, who is based in Horsham, Pennsylvania, and her book, How Have You Loved?, visit her website at www.HealingSpiritWithLove.com.

Healing from Childhood Abuse: A Very Personal Journey with Divine Purposes for the Soul

ChildSuffering from abuse as a child, whether it is verbal, physical, or sexual, can have a significant impact on your life as an adult. Often, people who are abused at a young age experience problems relating with others on a personal level. This is because their earliest experiences with relationships brought them pain, and eroded their trust and belief in others. The very people who were supposed to love and protect them introduced them to a world of hurt instead. Because of this treatment early in life, there are special challenges that people who are abused face regarding self-esteem, feelings of abandonment, a lack of feeling safe and loved, and the ability to trust others.

Fear of Retribution Leads to Underreporting and Unhealthy Relationships
Often, cases of abuse go unreported. Children who are abused are usually threatened by their abusers with more pain, or even death, if they tell someone about the horrors that they are living through. The people committing the abuse may also put the responsibility for the abuse on the children by telling them that it is their fault it is happening. Because children are in the formative stages of social development and look to adults for behavioral cues, they often accept the blame and internalize the resulting pain and confusion. Therefore, children often suffer in silence. In their minds, they are afraid to tell anyone and often pretend that they are happy, even when they are suffering. They become masters at hiding their feelings by keeping problems and secrets to themselves. They also may come to believe that their feelings are not as important as those of others, and may often put the needs of others before their own. These learned behaviors are a direct result of the way their abusers treated them. Tragically, this forms a skewed and damaged basis for future relationships for many of these children.

Healing Over a Lifetime
The personal journey of healing from childhood abuse may involve a lifetime of searching for peace, trust, safety, and love. Forgiveness plays a very important role in the healing process, as does learning how to love who you are. As adults, we can look back and try to make peace with what has occurred by extending forgiveness to all who have hurt us. Remember, forgiveness does not mean that you condone hurtful actions, it means that you consciously release painful situations in order to move forward with your life and growth. You may even get to the point where you see how these events made you more compassionate and empathetic toward others. Therapy and self-help books may also play an important role in working through the pain by learning how to relate to others and to build trust. Even though these steps may be taken, some people may still experience difficulties in their relationships. Because of the damage from the past, certain issues may trigger negative memories and, therefore, cause guards to be raised due to a perceived threat to their emotional or physical safety. Left unaddressed, the angst may build to unprecedented levels. The pressure may cause that person to withdraw from relationships, become depressed or even suicidal, lash out at others for seemingly no reason, express extreme fear or distrust, engage in unhealthy behaviors, cause self-inflicted pain, or exhibit other negative behaviors that are not easily comprehended by others.

Support and Love from Above
The true pathway to freedom from the effects of childhood abuse begins from within. It is a very spiritual and personal journey. People who are or have been abused need to know that their feelings matter, that their voice is heard, and that they are safe and loved. They also need to know that their experiences were not a punishment from God. As a person who has experienced childhood abuse firsthand, I know this journey well. I have traversed every aspect of its effects and have searched high and low for the reasons, as well as how I can heal and get back the trust and feeling of safety that was taken from me. From the depths of my soul, I have searched for ways to help myself and others with these issues. Therapy has helped; however, the most powerful answers and guidance I have received have come from my heavenly support team, including God. In order to receive the information, I had to go within and pay attention to what they were communicating with me through my soul.

My First Meeting with God
The first time God came to me, I was struggling with relationship issues. I felt like I was running on a treadmill of recycling negative issues and going nowhere fast. I was getting mad at God and asking why I was experiencing the same issues over and over again. In great despair one night, I cried myself to sleep, feeling hopeless and broken. When I woke up the next morning, I laid in bed not ready to get up yet and face the day. It was then that I experienced an incredible wash of love that came over me, accompanied by a brilliant white light that filled my vision. The feeling and the light were so strong and all-encompassing that I knew it was not of this earth. I knew in my soul that it was God sending his love directly to me, and that he wanted me to know, without a doubt, that I was loved. It was such a profound and magnificent experience that I never wanted it to end. Even now as I write about it, that feeling of love is still there, and I know that I can reach out and feel it in my soul whenever I need help. It was God’s way of telling me that he loves me and is always there for me whenever I need him.

My Second Meeting with God
The second time God came to me was during a similar time a few years later. I was getting so mad at God and asking him why he was testing me with painful situations over and over again. I felt I had suffered enough in my lifetime, and I wanted to know why he felt it necessary to keep torturing me. As before, I cried myself to sleep. The next morning, I awoke and did not get out of bed right away. As I lay there, I had a vision of being carried in God’s arms up a large, white staircase which looked like it was made of marble. God was carrying me like he would a baby, cradled in the safety of his arms and wrapped in his love. He was wearing a long and flowing white robe with a sash cinched at the waist. At the time, I could not see his face. As he carried me up the steps, he assured me that he was not testing me. He said he was my father and, like a father, it was not his job to step in and save me from all of the difficult situations I encountered. If he did, I would not learn or grow. He said it was hard to watch me struggle, but he knew that if he stepped in it would do me more harm than good. God told me he loved me and that he was always there for me, even when he could not intervene. He also said we are to love one another as he loves us—unconditionally, and that it is our connection with one another that makes us strong. As he climbed the wide steps, I could see a landing and then a second set of steps extending up to a place where a blinding white light shone. It actually hurt my eyes to look at it. I knew with all of my soul this was the light of heaven, and that it was not my time to go there yet. As we reached the first landing, I noticed two white thrones sitting side by side. They were exact replicas, except in size. God set me down on the landing and sat in the larger throne while guiding me to sit in the smaller throne to his left. He reached his left hand out and took my hand in his. Without words, we sat holding hands like old friends sitting together in the comfortable silence of each other’s company.

Profound Experiences Lead to Profound Understanding
Those profound experiences with God shook up my world. My understanding of why we are here and what we are meant to accomplish started to open up. There was never a doubt in my mind that God exists, I just was not sure of what his role was in my life until then. Instead of seeing God as the one responsible for my pain, I saw him as a friend, a father, and an almighty being who loved me enough to know when to step back and let me grow. Through further exploration with my heavenly support team, I received messages about the soul contracts we make before we are reborn on earth. Many of these contracts contain agreements to experience difficult circumstances in order to grow as souls. Instead of viewing my abuse as a karmic punishment from God, I saw it as a profound experience for learning how to reconnect with the heart of my spirit and to understand our true reasons for being.

Misguided, Not Evil
On an important note, the people who commit the act of abuse are not inherently evil. They are misguided human beings who also have difficult lessons to learn in their lifetimes. Believe it or not, we made the agreement through a soul contract to experience painful circumstances that were meant to push each of us to learn and become better people. Whether we actually do learn and grow is entirely up to each individual. For those who are abused, there are many lifetime lessons including learning how to reconnect with the beauty of our souls, how to forgive, and how to trust in God and others. People who have committed abuse have lifetime lessons of their own, including learning about how hurting others hurts themselves, how to respect and honor the self and others, as well as how to overcome the internal shame and pain of mistreating others.

Reconnecting with Your Heavenly Support Team
Whether you have been abused, committed abuse, or are in relationships affected by abuse, we are all here to learn lessons about love, forgiveness, and compassion. We can help each other in positive ways by speaking and working from the heart, and reconnecting with the best friends we will ever have – ourselves and God. You and God are together on this journey, and it is a relationship that is built upon love and trust. I did not always trust God because of the difficult experiences I had in my life, but now I do, and I find I have more peace in my heart than I have ever had before. This does not mean I no longer fall back from time to time into feelings of angst. It means I am quicker to recognize and understand why I am experiencing upsetting emotional reactions. I now know how to better handle the situations that trigger those feelings. Trust and love is built. Sometimes it takes baby steps to get there, especially when you have experienced hurtful circumstances during the foundational years of your life. Your guys and gals in heaven have your back, and they will help you. Your job is to trust in their assistance, and follow through on the guidance you receive from them through repeated signs and messages.

May Peace be with You
Be at peace, and know that everything you experience has a divine purpose. God is not punishing you; rather, he is helping you to grow into the beautiful being that you are today. Our job is to help ourselves and others to heal through compassion and love, as well as through faith in the divine circumstances that help us to grow as souls.

Namaste!

With Light and Love,
Karen T. Hluchan

Spirit Medium, Motivational Speaker, Reiki Master, & Author of How Have You Loved?

www.HealingSpiritWithLove.com

Karen T. Hluchan is a spirit medium, motivational speaker, Reiki master, and author of How Have You Loved? Through her mediumship practice, Healing Spirit with Love, she devotes her time to the healing of spirit on earth through her connection with heaven. Her passion for her calling is shared through the spirit readings, demonstrations, and workshops she provides, as well as through her writing and Reiki. All of her work is inspired by the divine light that is within us all. She has a great love of nature, people, and the planet, and she enjoys her connection in spirit, both here and in heaven.
To learn more about Karen, who is based in Horsham, Pennsylvania, and her book, How Have You Loved?, visit her website at www.HealingSpiritWithLove.com.