Ellen Meredith answers the question:

What is the nicest thing a non-family member has ever done for you?


That's a good question, Phil. Actually, there's so many nice things to choose from, but I want to choose one that may seem small, but it wasn't for me. When I first started channeling and hearing my inner guidance, I was a little confused. I was living in Michigan at the time. I'd never heard of psychic anything really. This was many, many years ago; I was in my early twenties and I was hearing these voices. And even though I loved what they were saying and I thought it was very helpful. I wondered if maybe I was having a nervous breakdown or some kind of mental problem. I was a little worried. I was working at an educational research foundation at the time. I went into work and my boss said, “How are you doing?” And I said, “Well, to be honest, I'm a little worried. I'm having this “voice thing,” and I'm hearing this guidance. It's kind of interesting, but I'm very worried that maybe I'm having some kind of nervous breakdown.” 

She looked at me and started laughing. She said, “I don't think you're having a nervous breakdown; I think you're having a spiritual awakening. And I think you should go to a certain bookstore” — she sent me to a metaphysical bookstore that was in town — “and look for a book by Alice Bailey.” I'd never heard of Alice Bailey or the bookstore. I said, “Oh, thank you, thank you,” and I went on my way. I did what she said, and the important thing about the story wasn't Alice Bailey. I bought a lot of Alice Bailey and I'm not sure how much I read, although I read a few sentences enough to know, Hey, that kind of sounds like what I'm hearing; it's got that funny echo to it.

But what's very nice about what she did was it was tiny. It wasn't some dramatic rescue in a moment. She just stepped up and helped me reframe what was happening, helped me rethink it and see it in a new light. And when she did that, I was able to then go forward, develop it, and feel confident that I was not crazy, but opening up and awakening. And it just allowed me to go further on my path. 

So I'm very grateful to my boss. It was not part of her job title to do that for me. And it made me recognize that some of the nicest things people do for us are those tiny moments of just casual but supportive comments that help us off a rock that we're getting snagged on. So that's my nicest thing.


Ellen Meredith, Doctor of Arts, is an energy medicine practitioner, medical intuitive, conscious channel, teacher, and author. She’s been in practice since 1984, helping over 10,000 clients and students across the globe tune in to and communicate with their own energies, hear their inner guidance, and heal.

Ellen is renowned for her down-to-earth, yet out-of-the box thinking. Originally trained as a healer by her inner teachers (Councils), Ellen later became an Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner (EEMAP) and has served on Donna Eden’s faculty since 2010.

Ellen brings humanity, humor, and insight in many forms to the world of energy healing. Her approach to self-healing with energy medicine offers students ways to understand and get to the heart of their health and life challenges, and to work compassionately with their body, mind, and spirit. She builds on everyday experiences and common-sense frameworks, believing that life reveals more of its meaning if you treat it as an evolving story and see yourself as a unique character helping to co-create it. 

Ellen Meredith is the author of The Language Your Body Speaks: Self-Healing with Energy MedicineListening In: Dialogues with the Wiser Self... and the audiobook, In Search of Radiance: Learning to Stand with Your Wiser Self.

Click here to visit Ellen’s website.

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This article appears in: 2020 Catalyst, Issue 22: Dreamwork Summit