Up Early With Ganesha

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“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”
~ Meister Eckhart

This morning, as ever, I was up early. I took my mala beads, my singing bowl, and my prayer shawl and snuck out onto the veranda to meditate and greet the dawn. Today I sat with Ganesha. Buddha, by his side. A possum banged its way along my roof as he came home from a night of marauding. Owls called to me from the trees. I played to them with my bowl, long chimes that rang out into the darkness.

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Eventually, I sat in silence, cross-legged on the daybed, facing out towards the dawn. I prayed this mala for the last time before it shall know the students it represents – one for each crystal bead. For the past month I have prayed this mala in meditation twice a day, for two hours. Each bead for me has been a student. This is Dana, I say as my fingers find her bead. This is Tracy. This is Phil. I hold them in my thoughts. I pray for them. I connect to them and check in on them – see how they are doing. Send them healing. It’s a Tibetan tool I use, but the techniques are purely what was shown to me by my Aboriginal Aunties. My spiritual life is a melting pot of philosophies and practices.

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Now it is morning. Fragranced with jasmine and magnolia from my garden. I shall shower and dress, have breakfast with my husband, retrieve my last crystals from where they have been charging under the Hoop Pine, pack the ute and head to Sangsurya to begin our retreat. It’s a beautiful day for it. A gentle dawn. Bright sky. Birds singing. Not all of you shall be there, but I will be holding all of you in my heart.

Bless xx

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One More Sleep ’til Retreat!

Enchantment by Josephine Wall

Enchantment by Josephine Wall

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”
~ Gloria Steinem

 

It’s only one more sleep until I head off to run my Advanced Channeling Retreat. I’m so excited I could just about bust! :)

For the last eight weeks I have been readying myself. I have crafted, created and selected tools for each of my students. I have worked through rituals and meditations to help me prepare, so that I can best serve those who will be joining me.

The old and ancient trees around my farm have been hosting specially chosen Australian crystals that have been charged up by the energy of the tree (variously Hoop Pine, Ghost Gum, Bunya Pine, White Cedar, Teak, Tallowood, Magnolia), the moon, the Super Moon transit, the stars, the sun, the earth, and the various creatures wandering around the wild spaces of my home. I’ve gathered them in now, ready for my students.

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For the past month I have held my students in my meditations twice each day. I have held them in my heart, and they have been constantly in my thoughts.

In this past month I have set my students homework, and given them guided meditations to follow. We have all been working towards this time together.

So now it is down to this. One more sleep and we shall all be together, working and learning and sharing. One more sleep and my students will begin creating a solid metaphysical foundation on which to build the strong manifestations of their dearest dreams.

It’s such sacred work. I pour my everything into this time before, and then during our retreat, and then after, when I will continue to hold my students in twice daily meditations for another month.  I feel so honoured to walk this path, and to guide them, in the way that my Aunties guided me.

I’ll still be blogging from our beautiful sanctuary at Sangsurya in Byron Bay, so I’ll keep you posted. I’m sure there’ll be some magic happening.

Big hugs and much love,

Nicole xx

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*PS – I’ll be running the Beginners Level Channeling course in June, 2015, and there are still a few spots left. If you contact my wonderful PA, Dana at info@nicolecody.com she can send you the information. But be patient. She’s coming on retreat too, so she won’t get back to you for a week or so.

 

Magical Book Oracle – A Reading Just For You!

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Image by RazielMB

“We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.”
~ Whoopi Goldberg

 

I love the idea of a magical book. Don’t you?

I’ve often turned to books when I’ve needed guidance or answers. So today I’ve used some beautiful images of books and accompanied each image with a channelled message to gift you clarity and reassurance about where you’re at right now.

Each magical book also comes with suggestions for crystals and activities to support you energetically, emotionally and physically.

Instructions for using today’s post

Let each image speak to you in its own way.  One of them will have wisdom just for you!

Scroll down through the following magical book images and then let yourself come back to the one you are most drawn to.

When you have chosen your book, scroll further down for your message. Take what resonates for you, and apply it in your life over the coming weeks.

Trust that you will be shown what you most need to know right now.

Love and Light,

Nicole ♥ xx

Let the Magical Books Guide You…

1. Ancient Manuscript

Image from Internet Monk

Image from Internet Monk

2. Magical Daisy Book

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Image from Wallpapers in HQ

3. White Light Book

Image from Light Bliss

Image from Light Bliss

4. Magical Lands Book

5. Cosmic Rainbow Book

Image from Oriental Magic

Image from Oriental Magic

6. Book of Shadows

Image from The Charmed Ones

Image from The Charmed Ones

7. Mythical Journey Book

Image by Justin Rowe

Image by Justin Rowe

8. Fairy’s Book

Image from Key Note Blog

Image from Key Note Blog

 

♥ The Message and Gift of each Magical Book ♥

Each Magical Book image has a message for you. I have also selected a crystal to best support the message and energies of your chosen Book.  You could wear or hold this crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here.) The Action Step is a tangible step you can take to begin incorporating this wisdom in your life.

1.  Ancient Manuscript:

Message – Trust your own judgement. It’s time for major change, even if that change begins in the smallest of ways. You’re being supported to create an energy of transformation that will take you far from where you are now. There is a great force of synchronicity at your disposal. All you need to do is allow, and be brave enough to act. Begin things. End things. Be active in creating this new life. You deserve to be happy and fulfilled.

Crystal – Tiger Iron 

Action Step – Spend some time thinking about how you want your life to look. record your thoughts in a journal. When you are ready, begin to put a plan together. Where might you start? Who or what could support you? Start to give your dreams some form. Trust in good outcomes, even if the beginning of this transformation will be modest.

 

2.  Magical Daisy Book:

Message – Love and Friendship is coming your way. What a kind, loving and beautiful soul you are. Right now there is a wonderful opportunity for you to bring magic to some existing relationships, allowing them to be revitalised. There is also the opportunity to meet new people who will become significant in your life. As you love, so will that love be returned, deepening the relationship and giving you new levels of emotional connection and satisfaction.

Crystal – Rose Quartz

 Action Step – Each day find things for which you can be grateful. Live in a way that pours love and gratitude from your heart. Seek out the people, places and things that make you happy. Avoid the people, places and situations that bring you down. Write a list of your dream friend or partner. Put the completed list in a pink envelope, and then place the envelope somewhere safe. Send your list a little love and energy each day to magnetise love into your life.

 

3.  White Light Book:

Message – Be purposeful in bringing your gifts to the world. You know it. The Universe is calling you, reminding you that it’s time. Time to write that book, start that business, invest that money, study that thing which furthers you somehow. Trust that you have something valuable to share with the world. Believe in yourself now, and invest in yourself and your dreams.

Crystal – Clear Quartz 

 Action Step – Sit with yourself and be brave in asking what it is you really want to do with your life. Create some big goals, and then break those goals down into small steps. Choose a place and begin. Each week, put energy into your plan and your dreams. Know that you can make this happen. Know that it is time.

 

4.  Magical Lands Book:

Message – Nature has great restorative gifts for you right now. Maybe you need to change your diet to include a wider range and quantity of fruits and vegetables. Perhaps what is needed is more time in the outdoors, or a hobby or sport that allows you to move more and to feel the sun on the face and the wind in your hair. A holiday in the mountains or by the sea? Perfect!

Crystal – Green Aventurine

 Action Step – Embrace your well-being. Look to the ideas and ancient healing methodologies of other lands. Try yoga, meditation, acupuncture, herbal medicine or tai chi. Be adventurous in looking further afield for what can heal, restore and uplift you. Maybe a health retreat in Byron Bay, Bali or Thailand. Perhaps a practitioner or a workshop that promotes these ancient methods for restoring balance and creating sustainable well-being.

 

5. Cosmic Rainbow Book:

Message – Honey, you need some fun! What’s most needed in your life right now are activities that bring joy. That could be hanging out with friends, listening to music, travel, playing games, starting a hobby or joining a group. Do what makes your heart sing. If you don’t know what that is, then gift yourself time to find out.

Crystal – Fluorite

 Action Step – Clear some space in your diary. Maybe there’s something you used to enjoy, which you don’t do any more. Make time for it again! Search out movies, music, festivals, galleries and places you’ve always wanted to visit. Do something you haven’t done before. Make more time for family and friends. Schedule some time just for you!

 

6.  Book of Shadows:

Message – Spirituality and time for connecting to your Inner Wisdom needs to be a priority right now. Expect magic. Expect clarity, breakthroughs, inspiration and guidance from unexpected but helpful quarters. You have a powerful intuitive side, and it’s time to learn how to connect with this wisdom and guiding force within you.

Crystal – Amethyst

 Action Step – Make time for self-reflection, journalling, meditation and prayer. Be open to guidance from outside of yourself as well. Make use of tools such as crystals, tarot and other messenger cards, runes and other divination items if that feels right. Ask once, and be guided by the answer, whatever that may be. Stay open to possibility and to acting on insights. Think deeply about the big questions. Expect answers.

 

7.  Mythical Journey Book:

Message – Courage. It’s time to go back to, and heal your past. There are issues and situations from your past, that, in remaining hidden, unspoken or unresolved, are preventing you from healing, from knowing expansion, from allowing you to transcend these falsely imposed limits. Sometimes it is  possible to simply get into an allowing space, and ‘let go’ of that old energy without having to examine or re-live it. Sometimes we benefit from guidance and professional help and advice. Always, we benefit from thinking on the blessings and the lessons inherent in those situations which have caused us pain.

Crystal – Citrine

 Action Step – Think about the events, relationships and actions that you have buried, or that continue to bring you discomfort of shame. You are being supported to work through and let go of these old energies right now. Truth must be brought into the light. These old hurts must be let go, or like anchors around your heart and soul, you will continue to be held back by them. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Look to counsellors, healers and all other forms of support workers who can aid you in your situation.

 

8: Fairy’s Book:

Message – There is a special magic around you right now, bringing breakthroughs, help and miracles. The Fairy Book connects you to Loved Ones who have crossed over, Ancestors you have never met, members of your Soul Group, Fairies, Guides, Angels and all kinds of other Light Beings. Know that you’re not alone. Know that you are heard, and that help is coming.

Crystal – Moss Agate or Opalite

 Action Step – Ask! Reach out with your heart, your prayers, your meditations. Form that question in your mind. Have a conversation with someone who has crossed over, or with your guides and angels. Sit under a tree or in the garden and call on the fairies and nature spirits. Call on God. Don’t be afraid. Trust that injustice, obstacles, difficulties and dilemmas that have caused you great anxiety and worry will soon begin to dissolve or resolve. Know that you are loved. Expect magic and miracles. Trust in Divine Timing.

10 Signs You are Experiencing a Psychic Awakening

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Image from www.wall321.com

“I suspect everybody has a degree of psychic ability, just as a everybody has a degree of athletic or artistic ability. Some people have special gifts; other people have a particular interest that leads them to develop their abilities. But the phenomenon itself is ordinary and widespread.” 
~ Michael Crichton, Travels

 

There’s a difference between ‘spiritual awareness’ and full on ‘psychic awakening’. Spiritual awareness happens when we begin to understand that there is more to the Universe than meets the eye. This may be commonly expressed by such things as asking the Angels to find you an excellent parking spot right out the front of a crowded supermarket. Psychic awakening is a crazy ride, where your psychic and intuitive awareness becomes hyper-stimulated and hyper-alert, and where you cannot control how or when that happens.

Spiritual awareness leads to an opening of our hearts and to a period of personal and spiritual growth.

Psychic awakening leads to a path of service.

It can be unbearably uncomfortable and scary. But it does get easier. Here are ten signs that what you’re experiencing is an awakening of your psychic abilities:

1. Crowds become overwhelming, distressing and make you feel psychically battered and energetically drained.

2. Your dreams become increasing vivid and seem to contain messages, information and symbols that go beyond what your normal subconscious would put on the nightly view-screen of the inside of your eyelids. You remember these dreams, and keep thinking about them during the day, trying to work out what they mean.

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Image from Wilde Life

3. You become confused at what people tell you, when part of you knows that the words they are saying don’t match their emotions, inner thoughts or energy. You can’t put it into words, but you feel that conflict and find it disturbing. You have no way to prove what you feel.

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Image from Finance Fox

4. You get feelings of heat in your palms and fingers, your feet, around your heart, on your forehead around your third eye chakra, or in the top of your head. You may also get a sensation of moving energy or tingling.

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Image from Can Stock Photo

5. Your sleep becomes disturbed. You wake up at 2am, wide awake and waiting for something. But what? Weirdly, by about 4am you can get back to sleep again, and you don’t become tired from this crazy routine.

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Image from dinfo

6. You become suddenly attracted to crystals, healing arts and metaphysical tools. You may feel energy in stones, places or people, or access impressions or information if you touch a person or an object.

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Image from groupon

7. You get a fullness or a choking sensation in your throat (or throat chakra) like something is stuck there, or you want to speak, but there isn’t anything you can think of to say.

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Image from WattPad

8. Electro-magnetic energy, wi-fi and electrical fields make you feel fuzzy, off-balance or exhausted. You feel immediately better in nature, or out of cities.

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Image from BiPlane

9. Your sense of deja vu increases, and you experience moments of having been somewhere before, reliving a conversation or performing an activity again, even if it really is the first time you have experienced this thing.

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Image from asusta2

10. You know things about people or situations that prove to be correct, even though there is no way you could have consciously known about those things.

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Image from Flow Of My Soul

If this sounds like you, please don’t feel that there is something wrong with you, or that you are going crazy. Intuitive ability and psychic awakening is a normal part of our soul’s development. Modern western culture may no longer recognise the path you are taking, but it is very real, and you are not alone in this journey.

Trust that your time is now, and that you are very much needed in the world. Know that there is a place for you here in my tribe, and that I value you and all you are experiencing.

Bless Nicole xoxo

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Image from imgfave

Simple Meditation for Connecting With Your Guides

"Sun and Flowers" by Alice Mason

“Sun and Flowers” by Alice Mason

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” 
William James

“We begin to see that we are spiritually linked with people halfway around the world, and with those who lived hundreds, even thousands of years ago. We begin to see that we emerge from, and are the expressions of, a single consciousness that is limited by neither time nor space.” 
Hal Zina BennettSpirit Guides: Companions & Mentors For Your Inner Journey

 

A little while ago I had a request for a simple guided meditation to help you to create and strengthen a conscious connection with your Spiritual Guides, those Beings who watch over us and guide us from afar.

This meditation is suitable for even the humblest of beginners on their spiritual path. All you need to do is find ten minutes where you won’t be disturbed, sit or lie comfortably, and follow along to the sound of my voice.

I recommend that you have a notebook handy so that, afterwards, you can write down anything important.

It’s fine to do this meditation more than once.

When you’re ready just hit the play button below:

Nicole Cody’s Meditation for Connecting with Your Spirit Guides

Sending lots of love your way, Nicole xx

PS: Do let me know how you go with this meditation!

Colour Oracle for Channelled Guidance

Image from PANTIP

Image from PANTIP

“Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposely, to cause vibrations in the soul.”
~ Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art

 

Here’s a little colour inspiration to start the week ahead. All you need to do is scroll down through the images, choose the colour that most appeals to you, and then scroll past the pictures to read your channelled message.

I’ve had lots of fun putting this oracle together, so I hope you enjoy it too!

Lots of love, Nicole xx

 

1. Pink

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Image from 3rdbillion

2. Green

3. Brown

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Image from WallpapersDB

4. White

5. Blue

Image from Fanpop Flowers

Image from Fanpop Flowers

6. Tangerine

7. Red

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Image from RMQ

Your Colour Message

1. Pink

This week really enables you to get to the heart of things: to see what’s working and what’s not, to finally recognise the patterns in your life, and to be able to gain clarity and perspective in regards to relationships, family, the workplace and your current passion or lack of passion. This week don’t sit in judgement. Just watch, eyes open. Mind open. By week’s end you’ll have a fresh perspective, an informed heart and mind, and an ability to form well thought out decisions. Don’t be afraid. Clarity and truth bring great power, and lead to action. A great crystal for you this week is Fluorite.

2. Green

In the week ahead you need to tend to the structure of things in your life. Take this advice literally. Maybe you need to go see the Chiropractor or get a massage. Get your house in order. Have your car serviced. Pay the bills. Sort out your tax or anything else which you’ve long neglected. Clear the clutter, tidy your desk or art room, put some systems in place and attend to maintenance – for you, your home, your family, your business. Strong systems and structures give stability and enable positive growth. A lack of systems and support will slow you down, or may even end in some kind of inconvenient or catastrophic failure. Once you sort out the systems and structures in your life things will hum along nicely, you’ll be back in flow. Expect breakthroughs. Best crystal for you this week is Malachite.

3. Brown

This week is all about incubation for you. For good ideas forming, for dramatic breakthroughs and ah-ha moments. It’s a week for clear thinking, intuitive flashes of wisdom, inspired actions and events, exciting synchronicity and all kinds of positive help and empowerment. Expect to receive new ideas, and the beginnings of things, or sudden insights to help you deal with long-standing problems or to complete existing projects. You may also have prophetic dreams or just happen to hear the right information on the radio or television. Lots of messages, wisdoms and divine guidance coming your way. Best crystal for you will be Amethyst.

4. White

A week for you to step into your own power. This week you’re being guided to back yourself and your abilities. Go for that job or promotion, sign up for that course, submit your manuscript, begin work on that new business idea, ask that person out, stand up to that bully. This is a week for decisive action, and for putting yourself and your needs first, including your dreams – no matter how far off they may seen. Magic happens when you make a commitment to honouring and supporting yourself and your ideals. Have courage. It’s time to break free of old thought patterns, self-sabotaging behaviours and limiting beliefs and relationships. Step into the light. Give yourself permission to be who you came here to be! Power crystal for you this week is Moonstone.

5. Blue

A time for spiritual communion and rest this week. A great time for meditation, time on your own, and time devoted to a calling or dream. It’s okay to withdraw this week if you need to. Your psychic senses are alert, and you will be highly sensitive at this time. Talk to your Guides and Angels, talk to your Loved Ones who have crossed over. Expect messages, insights and visions. Be careful to nourish your body, minimising stimulants like coffee and sugar. Get plenty of sleep. Journal and play with your crystals and cards. You’re surrounded by gentle love. A beautiful crystal for you this week is Rutilated Quartz.

6. Tangerine

Honey, you need some fun! This is a perfect week to go out to dinner, to catch up with friends, to go away for a long weekend or a short vacation. Break out your paints, your craft box, your favourite hobby. Go to the movies. Get out into nature. Be a tourist in your own home town. You could even have a picnic in your back yard! The most important thing is to nurture and feed your creative soul. Think music, food, dancing, art, galleries, movies, friendship and fun! All work and no play fast weakens the creative spirit. It’s okay to take a little R and R time every now and again. In fact, it’s essential! A super crystal for you this week is Citrine.

7. Red

Time to recharge your batteries and nourish your base chakra! Be in your body this week. Exercise. Have a massage. Connect to your own physical, emotional and sexual needs. Allow sensuality in all its forms to be at play in your life right now. Take time to feel the sun on your skin, swim in the ocean or trek through the forests. Do some yoga or some primal dancing. Drum. Dance to a wild beat. Enjoy food and all the many sensual pleasures available to you. Find the passion within you. It’s there, but it’s a small flame right now which needs to be made brighter. Rediscover and fall in love with your own energy and beauty. The best crystal for you this week is Red Jasper or Carnelian – whichever you are most strongly drawn to.

A Christmas Gift for You!

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” 
~ Amy Carmichael

 

Merry Christmas!

I want to thank you for supporting me and my blog this year, so I’ve created some gifts for you. All you need to do is select the present that most appeals to you, and then scroll down to see what your gift contains.

Much, much love to you, and my wishes for peace in your heart today. I’m thinking of you…

Nicole ♥ xx

 

Now choose your gift…

1. Red Gift

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Image from wallpaperstock

2. Flower Gift

3. Silver Gift

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Image from v3wall

4. Brown Gift

5. Cartoon Gift

Image from Enviro Dad

Image from Enviro Dad

6. Gold Gift

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Image from Wallibs

7. Holly Gift

8. Pink Gift

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Image from Splash of Something

 

Open your gift here:

1. Red Gift – My wish for you in 2014 is that  you find time for the pursuit and application of knowledge – whether for self-interest, your career or to help yourself or others.  Perhaps you need to study, or maybe it is time to go apply your skills and knowledge in the world. I’m wishing you confidence, persistence, clarity and focus. You can do it!

2. Flower Gift – This coming year, my wish for you is reconnection to creativity, and for you to enjoy some regular relaxing time with hobbies such as music, cooking, craft, gardening, restoring or making things. I’m wishing you time to wander around in your imagination. I’m also wishing you time to connect with the creativity of others by reading books, watching movies, going to concerts or exhibitions, and joining groups.

3. Silver Gift –  For you this year I’m wishing a restoration of faith, a return of hope and for you to come to a place of calm and inner peace. I’m wishing you spiritual connection, whatever that means for you, and a sense of belonging in this world. I’m wishing for you a soulful journey of joyful self-discovery. I’m wishing you a sense of deep value of self and life.

4. Brown Gift - My wish for you is that you will find a sense of sanctuary – in relationships, in your home and surroundings, and within yourself. I’m wishing you a return to balance, and some time for yourself and what matters most to you. I’m wishing that you draw to you everything you need for healing and restoration of harmony and flow in your life. I’m wishing you health, vitality and optimism.

5. Cartoon Gift – As you unwrap this gift, know that I am wishing you a year of adventure, filled with new opportunities in relationships and life. I’m wishing you outings and fun. I’m wishing you the courage to say ‘yes’ to what your heart wants and ‘no’ to the things that don’t interest you. I’m wishing that at the end of 2014 you’ll look back and see how far you’ve come and feel proud and pleased with where you are at!

6. Gold Gift – Oh goodness, my darling! If I were a Fairy Godmother I would tap your head with my magical wand and grant that fervent wish you hold in your heart. That’s my wish for you this year – that you have successful beginnings or outcomes for your cherished dreams, whatever they may be.

7. Holly Gift – In 2014 my wish for you is that you find your tribe – that your heart swells with deepened relationships, new friends and people who truly ‘get’ you. I’m wishing you real friendship, good times, enlightened conversations, mentors and helpful people. I’m wishing for you the sorts of connections that make you feel safe to share and glad to be alive, with a strong sense of love, fellowship and community.

8. Pink Gift – You have just unwrapped a wish for love. In the coming year I’m wishing you real healing of old hurts (including lack of self-love). I’m wishing you tonnes of rest and massive self-care to bring you back to your blossoming best. I’m wishing you a truly satisfying relationship with yourself, with the Divine or someone special – whatever it is you know you are most in need of right now. You are enough. You are worthy. You are loved.

'Sound of a wish' by ilmungo - flickr

‘Sound of a wish’ by ilmungo – flickr