Rev. Nancy Higgins is a Shamanic Healer who has practiced Reiki since the 1980s. She completed both Usui-Tibetan Reiki Master and  Karuna Reiki Master Teacher training under William Rand, director of  the International Center for Reiki Training, in 2006.   With the unveiling of Usui / Holy Fire Reiki in 2014, she was one of the first to become certified as a Master Teacher.  While she no longer offers classes in Reiki, she does incorporate it into her ongoing work of healing.

From 1972 until 1998, Nancy taught in the public schools in Washington Township, New Jersey.  She holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Education.  During those years she also studied Graphoanalysis ( handwriting analysis) and Spiritual Response Therapy which is an advanced Dowsing method for healing developed by Robert Detzler.

After teaching in the public schools of New Jersey for almost 30 years, Nancy was directed by Spirit to take an early retirement. Her guidance led her to Massachusetts and to the land in Montague where she did much of her work from 1998-2019.

When she first moved to Massachusetts, Nancy met and trained for seven years with Cherokee Medicine Woman, Sally Perry, Spirit Medicine.  Over the past 20 years, Nancy has led sweat lodges & vision quests, and has assisted many utilizing: past life regression, magnetic healing, shamanic healing, Reiki, and her many psychic abilities. While she no longer leads lodges, nor facilitates Medicine Wheel Vision Quests,in the Spirit Wheel, she does continue to incorporate shamanic work into all of her healing modalitiesShe is still  known and respected as Grandmother Standing Bear.

In 2003 and 2005, Nancy  traveled to Haridwar, India to the ashram of His Holiness, Swami Parmanand-ji Maharaj to study the Vedas, the oldest of all scriptures, for the purpose of obtaining her enlightenment under the guidance of her Guru.  These were profound life-changing spiritual journeys resulting in many changes in her personal life and work.   Swami refers to Nancy as "having eyes that can see beyond".  Her initiate name is "Sahajanand" which means "natural bliss".   Swami Parmanand-ji has stayed at her former home in Montague on several occasions as part of his tours to bring his teachings on enlightenment to the people of the United States.

Rev. Nancy is a certified medium and healer and was ordained by The National Spiritualist Alliance in 2006.  She uses her skills as an intuitive in all of her work.  She offers private readings by appointment in person, over the phone, or via Zoom.  Rev. Nancy is also a trance channel for the "Elohim", who speak through her at many of the psychic reading sessions and a medium for other spirit beings that wish to communicate through her to loved ones still on the earth plane.

After meeting her wife and partner, Mary Ann in 2005, they both began Interfaith Ministerial Training with The New Seminary in NYC. In June of 2009 they were ordained in the Riverside Church, New York City as Interfaith Ministers.  They are available for weddings, funerals, and all other spiritual ceremony as needed.

A professional dowser, using many types of healing pendulums, Nancy is able to shift the energy of emotional, physical, and spiritual issues easily.  She offers classes in all levels of pendulum dowsing and radiesthetic healing ( an advanced dowsing modality).  Private appointments are available only for distance work due to the current Pandemic.  Energy work is as effective at a distance as it is in person!

Always following intuitive guidance from Spirit, Rev. Nancy may utilize any and all of the many other metaphysical modalities that she has studied and continues to study over her lifetime(s).

 She believes that there is only ONE Supreme Source called by many names and that this Source dwells within each one of us.  And while there is only ONE Source…there are many paths leading to  that Source with guidance coming from many Masters.  One of her tasks is to assist you in finding your path and then walking it with Light-filled confidence and love.

Her arms are always open and ready to give you an energizing and healing hug!  (This has been put on hold until Covid-19 is resolved).

Last Update: 26Jan2021

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