Healing Body and Soul – Monday Oracle 24 June 2019

“I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.” ~ Frida Kahlo

Hello, Lovelies!

June brings energies of growth and transformation. This month you can build on existing situations, foundations and opportunities, further transforming your life through work and self-belief. (And I have a gorgeous new online course which will help you capitalise on all of this good energy! Details Here) This month you’ll start to see results, and your progress will become visible to others too. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the card Medicine brings us.

Medicine has a clear message – it’s time to put an emphasis on your health, your healing, and your wellbeing.

You’re called to bring an important truth deep down into your body – a truth that can illuminate and transform your life. This truth is an understanding that you can’t put your health second to everything else because your health – your mental health, physical health, emotional health – is the most precious resource that you have.

Do a check-in with yourself this week. What’s happening in your physical body? How’s your mental health? What about your emotional wellbeing?

If you are out of balance in any of those areas Medicine calls on you to recognise that and to begin putting things in place to maintain or come back to a place of health.

This week is a great week for breakthroughs and understanding around health and well being. Expect to find resources, people and information that can help you turn your health around. You know your body better than anyone else so if you know there is a problem and you are not being listened to or believed then seek a second opinion and find a health practitioner who supports you on your journey.

Medicine also reminds us that we are part of a wider biosphere. We are connected to nature and nature has the power to help us heal on many levels. Medicine brings awareness that demands action – about our own health, and the health of the Earth. If the planet is unwell then we too will be unwell. If the air and water are polluted and our food is compromised then we are also compromised. Understanding that is the key to far greater healing for humanity and the Earth.

Supportive crystals this week?

Map Jasper helps you to concentrate, analyse and understand. It supports the adrenals and counteracts overthinking and intellectual exhaustion. (Can’t find Map Jasper? Use a combination of your favourite Jasper with Black Tourmaline.) Peach Moonstone encourages self-care, soothes worry, raises vibration and stimulates your capacity to problem solve using both intuition and reason. Turquoise is a Master Healer and helps the body to feel supported and to accept healing on all levels – body, mind and spirit. Bloodstone (pictured) will gift you energy, vitality and an understanding of how hard to push yourself and when to take a break. 

Helpful essential oils?

Frankincense is my oil of choice this week. It’s a Master Healing Oil that works on body, mind and spirit. It also amplifies the energies of all other oils it works with. Try it in combination with any of the oils below for a customised diffuser blend:

  • Orange, if you suffer from anxiety, depression, overwhelm or feeling flat
  • Lavender, for peaceful sleep and healing during sleep
  • Eucalyptus, for clearing your lungs, sinuses and your mind!
  • Lemon, uplifting and kills germs too
  • Neroli, to boost your creativity and sense of self-love

I’m passionate about essential oils and their capacity to support our wellness journey and our spiritual and emotional wellbeing. If you’d like to know more or want to source the oils I recommend and trust visit this site or contact me at channelnc@gmail.com

Do you want some support for your journey?

My new self-paced Journey of Transformation online course teaches you how to use your intuition and oracle or tarot cards to gain insight and guidance for life’s troubles or to get clear on your future direction. Suitable for complete beginners and advanced students. The feedback from students already enrolled in this course has been amazing and their results have been too! Click here to find out more.

Think you might be psychic? Know that you’re intuitive but don’t know what to do with that? Looking for a teacher, and a great bunch of friends to join you on your spiritual journey? Come join us in our YOM Membership group and community with access to online courses and materials, meditations, exclusive webinars and a very active Facebook group. Click here to find out more.

You only have one body – please look after it, and please look after you. Your health IS the most precious resource you have. Let this week support you to find solutions, help and a greater sense of self-awareness.

Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xx

PS: Monday’s oracle card, Medicine, is from the Sacred Power Reading Cards by Anna Stark. I use any cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different from the meaning found in a book. 

Sokli’s Lessons About Life – Via A Broken Crystal

“Did you know that pottery can be repaired with gold?” Kami asked. “Then it’s meant to be stronger than before, and more beautiful. Which is awesome, though it seems expensive.”

Her grandmother had nodded. “Makes sense to me,” she said. “Why be broken when you can be gold?” 
~ Sarah Rees Brennan

“…in repairing the object you really ended up loving it more, because you now knew its eagerness to be reassembled, and in running a fingertip over its surface you alone could feel its many cracks – a bond stronger than mere possession.” 
~ Nicholson Baker

When I take students on Retreat I spend time choosing personal crystals for each of them. These stones then sit in a grid out on the land on my farm, under sun and clouds and moon and stars and rain and wind and the songs of birds and the meanderings of critters.

I meditate with each stone and pour energy, intention and programming into it.

Then on Retreat I teach the participants how to do the same. By the end of our time together their stones have become potent energy tools, and a great comfort to hold in meditation or while doing soul work.

One of my students sent us a message a few days ago. Her crystal broke and she wasn’t sure what to do. This is what she wrote:

My crystal broke. Has it completed its mission with me? Do I need another one? (It would have to be from the bargain basement table 🙁). Transfer the info into something else I have? Maybe another stone Nicole’s given me? How do I transfer? Wing it? Do I just use the broken one? Waaaaaa

My dear friend Sokli (the fairy!) had an immediate answer, and it was one I had not expected. I love Sokli’s response because it is such a powerful reflection on life. This student has suffered from health challenges and other difficulties recently and it is fair to say that they have had a hard time of it although things are now improving again.

From Sokli: Hullo hullo hullo dear friend (we’re keeping the name private). So your rock broke and that is sad but also you broke and you are still okay and we still love you and you are still awesomey so this little rock needs GLUE and then it can remind you that broken things still have power and power and magic and magic and usefulness even with a cracky bit and needing glues. When you get glued back together you can just keep going and that crack is a scar just like when human people and animal people get doctor peoples to sew them up when they get cutted or busted open so just mend it with love and it has even more power than before from your very true friend SOKLI xxxxx

Sokli made me think of the Japanese art of Kintsugi, where broken pottery is glued back together with resin that has been mixed with gold. Instead of hiding the damage it is highlighted and given value so that the piece shares its honest history and is valued more for that history.

Not everything that is broken is devalued.

Broken things can be repaired and their scars become a part of their history and of their story of strength and resilience.

Fairy wisdom is good for all of us.

Much love to you, Nicole xx

PS – Want to learn how to use your intuition and oracle or tarot cards to gain insight and guidance for life’s troubles or to get clear on your future direction? You need my Journey of Transformation online course. Click here to find out more.

PSS – Think you might be psychic? Know that you’re intuitive but don’t know what to do with that? Looking for a teacher, and a great bunch of friends to join you on your spiritual journey? Come join us in our YOM Membership group and community with access to online courses and materials, meditations, exclusive webinars and a very active Facebook group. Click here to find out more.

Why You Should Join My YOM Community

https://cauldronsandcupcakes.com

“Let your community be your testimony.” 
~ Jaco Strydom

I’m busy creating an online Learning Academy for next year. Why? I’m so darn passionate about helping you to connect to your inner wisdom, intuition and psychic abilities. And you can get access as a Foundation Member now by joining my YOM Community. (Ready to jump in? Click Here)

Imagine that you are lost, stuck, miserable, confused or hating on yourself. You don’t know what to do. You don’t know how to help yourself or how to move forward.

Imagine that you’re full of ideas, but they all lead in different directions and you don’t know which one to choose.

Imagine that you always lead with your head, but that your heart – your intuition – often shows up and gives you a different take on things which you always ignore. Afterwards, when your head was wrong and you wished you’d listened to that inner knowing, you wonder why you always second-guess yourself.

In each of these situations, your intuition and inner knowing is a compass that can guide you forward. Most people have just forgotten how to use it and I know how to show you!

I’m passionate about helping people to reclaim their natural intuitive and psychic ability, to stop being afraid of it, and teaching them how to use it in their daily lives. The change I want to make in the world is to teach you how to reconnect with your own inner knowing and natural spirituality and to understand that being empathic, psychic, sensitive and intuitive is normal and good. Being intuitively connected empowers us to know ourselves, to become self-aware, to live more authentically and to become more confident in ourselves, our direction and our decisions. It helps us to live as better and more satisfied versions of ourselves. Yep, that’s the world I want to live in. That’s why I want you to join my membership community.

If you’re ready, and if you’re looking for a teacher and mentor, I’m here. And so is a beautiful community of like-minded souls. Come join us.
All my love, Nicole xx

Not convinced? Let some of my YOMMERS give you their feedback on what it has meant to them to join my community:


Hey Nicole!!!! 

I just needed to drop you a line to tell you how excited I am about the Academy Of Learning that you are creating for our tribe! I know that there are many people out there that read your blog like I have and are just timid about signing up to join the YOM community. Maybe they are like I was, and think it is just a daily planner. OH, but we both know it is more than that. Lets see….I started following your blog back in 2012. Your free guided meditations and blog helped me get through cancer treatment and the death of my mom. I loved your Kimberley stories, and occasionally you would put some journal activities for us to partake in. Then you created your YOM planner, and community….and I was like….I don’t do planners. If I had KNOWN that it was much more than a planner, I would have joined then. However, I was slow to the take….but I did join  GeSHiDoMo in 2017, which came with a online group. By being in that group of such welcoming ,wonderful people, I was convinced to join the YOM community for 2018. Talk about a life changing year for me! Wow! By February 2019 I was on a plane to Australia going to your Advanced Channeling Retreat! I had never been overseas in my life! The Tribe and you (Ben and the dogs, too) so embraced me and let me feel so welcome! I think about that so much. People I had never met in person offering to let me stay with them, pick me up from the airport….DRIVE ME FROM BRISBANE TO BYRON BAY….I tear up now thinking about it. The retreat was all I could hope for and more, and I now have life long friends that I so cherish. Most importantly, I had been looking for my teacher for a very long time on my spiritual quest. I remember reading this particular blog post. https://cauldronsandcupcakes.com/2018/03/08/last-one-standing/ and thinking “I have found her.”

You are such a profoundly inspirational writer as well as teacher,  I think your own writing will sum up what I love about you the most. https://cauldronsandcupcakes.com/2019/02/20/the-authority-of-soul/ Incidentally, when you wrote this I was on retreat with you…..I remember coming out of retreat and reading this…thinking yes. This is exactly why I love this woman as my mentor, friend and fellow traveler. To quote your own words:

“One of the things that is most important to me as a metaphysical teacher is for you to understand that your ultimate power lies within you, your ultimate authority and wisdom also. This is YOUR life, and when you learn to tune in to your own wisdom you become empowered to make the decisions that are right for you. No-one knows you better. And everything I teach is for the purpose of helping you know yourself, to connect you to your inner wisdom and to help you forge your own considered path in the world.” 

I just really wanted to give my deep heart filled thanks to you and your team. I look so forward experiencing the YOM community evolve into Your Academy For Learning., and where this will take the tribe and myself next.  

You wrote in a blog once….”If you are looking for a teacher, here I am”…….and yes you are. Always. 

Much love to you, Christi


I have been using the ‘Year of ME’ planner since 2016 and to say it has been life changing is not an exaggeration. 

The one thing I love about working with Nicole and her diary is that she has a knack of empowering and guiding you without you ever feeling like you’ve got it wrong or you don’t belong. 

What do I love about the diary the most? It helps me get clear about ‘everything’ in my life, on a daily basis, a weekly & monthly basis and quarterly. The reviews I feel are what I find most helpful plus I can work at my own pace.

Plus you’ve got the added bonus of the FB group which is so supportive & respectful of each other. 

Some folk turn on the TV in the morning for the news, but I go straight to my inbox and look for “Cauldrons & Cupcakes”…Nicole is the BEST guide & I feel so blessed to be part of this community, and I’m sure you will too

Satisha Y.


What has the YOM community given me?

It has given me the gift of myself. It has reconnected me to long forgotten pieces and parts of my soul that have lain dormant, forgotten and neglected. It has taught me to honour me, care for me, tune in to me and to be gentler with myself. It has connected me to a tribe of women who are just like me. They are sensitive, searching and have experienced life in all it’s bloody glory. They have huge hearts, wise words, and comforting hugs. In fact, some of my closest friends now in my own little circle are women I have met because of Nicole and YOM.

Belonging to YOM means I know that there is a place that I can reach out at any time of the day or night and someone will be there to listen, laugh with or support me.

I am on a spiritual journey, hungry for knowledge. Belonging to YOM means I always have access to information, classes, courses, a pool of talented, experienced souls and a wise teacher leading the tribe.

My planner is a jouney into me at the start of every year. It is solitude, reflection, heart space and starting the year off right. Using oracle cards and meditation, I create a clear vision for the year ahead. I have also developed the habit of tracking my finances and looking at my net position at the end of every month for the first time in my life! I love the weekly cards, the gratitude practise and knowing when the moon is full or new.

With, Nicole, and through YOM I have found a space where my hungry soul is fed and I have found a safe and nurturing place where my soul feels home.

Emma P.


Testimonials for Nicole for Year of Me

Testimonial about using the Planner

I am a planner girl from way back! I love a hard copy planner I can write my appointments and meetings in but like many people I’ve never quite found the ideal planner for me.

At the start of 2016 I started working with the Year of Me Planner created by Nicole Cody. Nicole’s planner offered me much more than the traditional planners I had worked with before, and has become my go-to planner ever since.

The Year of Me planner allowed me to integrate my spiritual work along with my practical day-to-day schedule. Spending time analysing the year that had just ended, seeing how the year ahead looked, and using oracles cards to get a feel for my week, month and year has guided me to a place I could never foresee these past three and a half years.

The practical nature of the planner has allowed me to tick more off my to-do list than I ever thought possible. The process Nicole shares in the planner has also helped me gain clarity around my bigger personal and professional goals, allowing me to step more fully onto my true path.

If you’re looking for a planner that takes you deeper, that supports you on your spiritual path, and helps you tick off your to-do’s, I highly recommend the Year of Me Planner.

Helen Joy Butler

www.helenjoybutler.com


Testimonial about the course and community

In 2016 I purchased Nicole Cody’s Year of Me Planner and twelve month online course and support forum – and I have been a part of the community ever since!

I’ve attended a number of Nicole’s retreats and knew that the guidance she would offer through the course would help me reach the goals I wanted to achieve each year. What I didn’t realise was that the online community would become one of my favourite places to hang out online, to grow, learn and support others, and receive support in return.

The Year of Me course and support materials Nicole has created really do help you reach your personal and professional goals with grace and understanding of where you’re at and what your needs are. Knowing there is a community behind you, supporting you and cheering you on, is an incredible part of this journey, one I am glad I made the choice to be part of.

Helen Joy Butler

www.helenjoybutler.com

Here Are The Right Links For Our New Courses!

“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” 
Douglas Adams

Oops!

Our team are trying a new system and for some reason the links to our new online course and our mid-year intake for the YOM Membership group and courses weren’t working on our last post, even though they looked so good!

So here they are again below (several times!) or you can go straight to our store to access them.

1/2 Year Membership, online courses including the one below and a gazillion extra good things – $265 AUD

Journey of Transformation online course – $47 AUD

A thousand apologies – but you know how it is with tech sometimes. Douglas Adams’ quote above says it all, and much more politely than I did first thing this morning!

I have opened my private YOM Membership Group and Online Course for a midyear intake.

What you get with this 1/2 Year Membership Package:

  • Hard Copy YOM Planner, posted to your door (or pick one up from us if you’re in Brisbane, Australia) plus a little surprise, because who doesn’t love surprises!
  • digital version of the YOM Planner for direct download
  • Access to the YOM Foundations online course, which gives you all the basics you need for working with the Planner and for beginning the journey of intuitive awareness – this is material you can work through at your own pace, dipping in and out as necessary
  • Access to the 2019 YOM Journey Through the Year online course – this material is also self-paced study with access to videos, meditations and other materials.
  • Access to the Members Only YOM Facebook Group for 2019 – the community is AMAZING, so supportive, active, wise, kind and wonderful. You’ll love it. I often jump on Facebook Live to keep our crew up-to-date with what’s going on energetically or to pull cards for them or give tips and advice. And the group themselves have so much wisdom and heart. It’s the ultimate support group for empaths, intuitives, psychics and sensitive souls.
  • Access to two new 90 minute webinars as they fall due within the rest of this year. These are exclusive events for Nicole’s YOM community. Nicole shares information, teaches and also channels her Guides and Energetic Companions for you. There are opportunities for you to ask questions and the webinars are recorded so you can watch them whenever you need to.
  • Free Access to the Journey of Transformation Intuitive Card Spread online course
  • Free Access to the Crystal Grid for Personal and Family Healing online course when it opens
  • Additional member bonuses including Guided Meditations and other activities to support you on your journey
  • Discounts for Retreats and other Live Events

So if you want the incredible value of a six month membership to our YOM community, which INCLUDES the Journey of Transformation Course as well as access to webinars, an ongoing online course that helps you navigate the year, and a very active private Facebook group as well as a bunch of other surprises then join us by clicking here.

The Journey of Transformation Intuitive Card Spread Course features:

  • Two downloadable guided meditations
  • Over two hours of instructional videos
  • A downloadable Workbook to support your journey.

You don’t need to have any prior experience with using Tarot or Oracle Cards – I’ll show you everything you’ll need to know and walk you through the process using a card reading I do for myself as an example for you.

It’s a technique you can come back to again and again, and it’s also something you can use when coaching or guiding others.

I’m already getting great feedback about my course from my YOM members (it’s one of the many free bonuses that our membership group enjoy!) and I know you’re going to love it too.

It’s taught completely online, at your own pace, and once you purchase the course you’ll have lifetime access to it. I’ve also made it stupidly cheap because I want you all to buy it, use it, enjoy it and grow from it.

Whether you are a complete beginner and have never done anything like this before or an old hand at giving yourself an intuitive reading you’ll find value in this course.

To buy the Journey of Transformation Intuitive Card Spread Course then please click here.

Thanks for your patience!
Now I REALLY need a cup of tea.

See you on the courses, much love, Nicole xx

My New Online Course AND Half-Year Membership Course Intake

“If the point of life is the same as the point of a story, the point of life is character transformation. If I got any comfort as I set out on my first story, it was that in nearly every story, the protagonist is transformed. He’s a jerk at the beginning and nice at the end, or a coward at the beginning and brave at the end. If the character doesn’t change, the story hasn’t happened yet. And if story is derived from real life, if story is just condensed version of life then life itself may be designed to change us so that we evolve from one kind of person to another. ” 
Donald Miller

There’s something I care about very much. And that’s you.

I care about your journey. I care about your spiritual and intuitive awakening. I want to empower you to know yourself, to trust yourself, and to have a bag full of tools to support you as you travel this sometimes hard and unpredictable road that we call life.

I know what it is to be sensitive, empathic, intuitive, psychic, other. I know how hard it can be to navigate life’s journey when the road is hard and I am weary or stuck or broken down under the weight of hardship. I also know what it is to feel a calling, to have a dream, or at least a yearning to change, but to be stuck in that place of being unable to make a decision or to know where to start.

So, I have two exciting pieces of news for you.

One: Due to overwhelming request I have opened my private YOM Membership Group and Online Course for a midyear intake.

Two: I’ve created a new online course – the Journey of Transformation Intuitive Card Spread Course – which my YOM Students are already raving about (they have access already because they are paid members of our Membership group and community – see point one, above).

(In a hurry to grab it? – go here to access the store)

Let me tell you about the Mid-Year Intake to YOM first.

We’ve decided to create a mid-year intake for our Planner and Membership Community. We’re doing this because we’ve had so many requests to join and next year we launch our Learning Academy so we wanted to reward our loyal readers, clients and students with access to this year’s Foundation pricing and all of the benefits that will go along with that.

I know, you might think this is all about a Planner, but it isn’t really. It’s so much more! It’s about giving you skills, confidence, community and access to ongoing learning. I am passionate about empowering people to know themselves, to use their intuition and to create more meaningful and satisfying lives for themselves by living from a heart-centred and self-aware space. Being a member of my community will help you do this.

What you get with this 1/2 Year Membership Package:

  • Hard Copy YOM Planner, posted to your door (or pick one up from us if you’re in Brisbane, Australia) plus a little surprise, because who doesn’t love surprises!
  • digital version of the YOM Planner for direct download
  • Access to the YOM Foundations online course, which gives you all the basics you need for working with the Planner and for beginning the journey of intuitive awareness – this is material you can work through at your own pace, dipping in and out as necessary
  • Access to the 2019 YOM Journey Through the Year online course – this material is also self-paced study with access to videos, meditations and other materials.
  • Access to the Members Only YOM Facebook Group for 2019 – the community is AMAZING, so supportive, active, wise, kind and wonderful. You’ll love it. I often jump on Facebook Live to keep our crew up-to-date with what’s going on energetically or to pull cards for them or give tips and advice. And the group themselves have so much wisdom and heart. It’s the ultimate support group for empaths, intuitives, psychics and sensitive souls.
  • Access to two new 90 minute webinars as they fall due within the rest of this year. These are exclusive events for Nicole’s YOM community. Nicole shares information, teaches and also channels her Guides and Energetic Companions for you. There are opportunities for you to ask questions and the webinars are recorded so you can watch them whenever you need to.
  • Free Access to the Journey of Transformation Intuitive Card Spread online course
  • Free Access to the Crystal Grid for Personal and Family Healing online course when it opens
  • Additional member bonuses including Guided Meditations and other activities to support you on your journey
  • Discounts for Retreats and other Live Events

So if you want the incredible value of a six month membership to our YOM community, which INCLUDES the Journey of Transformation Course as well as access to webinars, an ongoing online course that helps you navigate the year, and a very active private Facebook group as well as a bunch of other surprises then join us by clicking here.

Now let me tell you about this new online course – The Journey of Transformation.

(In a hurry to grab it – go here to access the store)

Many, many years ago I channelled a beautiful and very helpful card spread with my Guide, Rollo. He assured me that this card spread would help me to find my own answers. I didn’t believe him. I wanted him to tell me. Or an Angel. Or an Oracle. Anyone wise. Anyone. But not me – I mean how could I rely on myself when I was the one who was lost?

Ah, said Rollo. Your Wise Self knows. You just don’t remember how to live from that space anymore.

He was right. And he was also right about this card spread. It works. It has guided me well, so many times, through so many layers of transformation.

So when I was thinking about how I could support you I realised that I could teach you this same spread, and show you step by step how to use it to bring insight and create transformation in your own life.

It works. And the course I’ve created is pretty darn awesome too.

The Journey of Transformation Intuitive Card Spread Course features:

  • Two downloadable guided meditations
  • Over two hours of instructional videos
  • A downloadable Workbook to support your journey.

You don’t need to have any prior experience with using Tarot or Oracle Cards – I’ll show you everything you’ll need to know and walk you through the process using a card reading I do for myself as an example for you.

It’s a technique you can come back to again and again, and it’s also something you can use when coaching or guiding others.

I’m already getting great feedback about my course from my YOM members (it’s one of the many free bonuses that our membership group enjoy!) and I know you’re going to love it too.

It’s taught completely online, at your own pace, and once you purchase the course you’ll have lifetime access to it. I’ve also made it stupidly cheap because I want you all to buy it, use it, enjoy it and grow from it.

Whether you are a complete beginner and have never done anything like this before or an old hand at giving yourself an intuitive reading you’ll find value in this course.

To buy the Journey of Transformation Intuitive Card Spread Course then please click here.

Easy Breakfast Frittata Recipe

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.” 
~ A.A. Milne

It’s suddenly Winter here at the farm. There’s frost in the river paddock and mist along the river and mornings are not encouraging for leaping out of bed onto bare floorboards.

On cold days a warm breakfast is a wonderful thing, and I love the ease of making a frittata. It’s like a big no-fuss omelette that never got folded or flipped. It’s essentially an egg dish with vegetables, and perhaps some cheese and/or meat. I often whip a frittata to start the day. They are equally good for lunch or dinner, and excellent served cold and cut into wedges as a lunchbox snack.

Once you get the hang of making them I encourage you to be brave and use the foundation egg mixture as a receptacle for all of the left-overs you’ve got in the fridge. Ben’s favourite is left-over roast vegetables and meat with some fresh herbs and whatever else is in the garden. Mine is garlicky mushrooms, capsicum, tomato, feta cheese and herbs. Mmmmm – heavenly!

Ingredients to serve Four (Or Two plus Leftovers!)

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk – or use soy, cream, almond milk or whatever is your thing
  • salt and pepper
  • knob of butter or a good slurp of olive oil

With One of These Fillings:

  1. 2 cups of fresh sliced vegetables such as tomato, corn, red onion, capsicum (bell pepper), onion and herbs of your choice plus 1/4 cup of your favourite tasty cheese; OR
  2. 2 cups of cold cooked diced potato or other roasted or cooked vegetables, 1/2 to 1 cup of sliced roast meat or other cooked protein such as chicken, sausage or fish, a big handful of fresh herbs or up to a teaspoon of dried herbs
  3. 2 cups of mushrooms sliced and cooked with 1 to 2 cloves of minced garlic and a tablespoon of butter, a cup of sliced tomato and capsicum, handful of grated cheese, handful of fresh herbs
  4. 1 cup of sauteed bacon pieces, 1 cup cherry tomatoes, 1 zucchini grated, 1/4 cup chopped parsley, 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  5. 2 cups of sliced cooked potato, some smoked or tinned salmon, 1/4 cup of fresh dill, 1/4 cup of feta cheese

Method:

  1. Cut up any vegetables, meat or herbs, and grate cheese or cut into small dice.
  2. Place a 10 to 12 inch ovenproof frypan on medium heat and add a knob of butter or a slurp of olive oil making sure that you grease the bottom and sides well.
  3. Crack the eggs into a large bowl and give a gentle whisk to break the yolks. Add the milk or your milk alternative, a pinch of salt and a good grind of pepper and then beat gently to incorporate. Don’t overbeat – just gently combine.
  4. Throw in a bit more butter.  If you are using bacon, add it now and cook off until soft.  Add in your sliced mushrooms and any vegetables that will take a little longer to cook.  Swoosh them round in the butter until they soften a little then spread them out so they cover the base of your pan. Lower the heat on your pan.
  5. Gently re-whisk your eggs and pour into the frypan, and then artfully drop the rest of your vegetables into the egg mixture.  Add in your cheese and any other meats if you are using them. Sprinkle your herbs over the top, add another grind or two of cracked pepper and then give the contents a little stir with a fork.
  6. Leave to cook until the top is set. This takes about ten minutes, depending on the size and depth of your pan. (The cooking time can be hastened by putting a large lid or a piece of aluminium foil over the top of the pan – but don’t raise the heat or you’ll overcook the eggs!).  You can also place the pan under your grill or in the oven to brown off the top at the end of cooking.

Serve on its own or with some good bread or hot buttered toast. Ben loves his with a dash of Worcestershire Sauce and I like mine with a spoonful of homemade tomato relish. A mug of tea or coffee also works well on a cold morning. Enjoy!

Love, Nicole xx

The Apology Fallout – Some Good News

“The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms.” 
~ Pandora Poikilos

If you read my blog last week you’ll know that I received an apology from someone I’d known at College – ‘James’ (not his real name), a man whose behaviour with me had been less than stellar. You can catch up on that story here.

Yesterday I had a message in my inbox from James’ oldest daughter. We then caught up by phone.

She wanted to let me know that her Dad found my blog, and had read the post about him. He’d then left it open on his laptop while he’d gone out of the room for a moment. Meanwhile, his wife brought him a cup of coffee, saw the computer screen, read my blog and put two-and-two together. Her husband was the man who had assaulted me at College and then propositioned me a few days ago, even though both he and I are married.

The daughter found them arguing loudly, and as her parents fought her mother made her daughter read my blog too. The daughter told me she was appalled at what she’d read, but she was also angry at herself for never having said anything because her dad had done this kind of thing for years. So she yelled at both of them; her mum for putting up with her father’s poor behaviour and her dad for treating his wife so disrespectfully. She told her mum that unless her dad changed she should leave him. Then she stormed out and left them yelling at each other.

The result, now that things have calmed down? Her mum and dad are going to marriage counselling because James recognised that his attitude and behaviour were not who he wants to be or be remembered as, and he is not being the kind of man he would want his own daughters to marry. He loves his wife and he loves his daughters. He wants his marriage to work. He’s committed to change.

His daughter loves him very much and assures me that he has been a good dad and that her parents love each other although her dad’s behaviour has not always reflected that. She really hopes he changes. I do too. I’m holding space for a good outcome for them all.

Some of the most beautiful relationships I know have come through the hardest of times. I hope they find a way forward and rekindle that love, respect and connection. I wish them well.

Nicole xx

Bountiful Blessings and Celebration – Monday Oracle 17 June 2019

“Be the celebrators, celebrate! Already there is too much—the flowers have bloomed, the birds are singing, the sun is there in the sky—celebrate it! You are breathing and you are alive and you have consciousness, celebrate it!”  ~ Osho

Hello, Lovelies!

June brings energies of growth and transformation. This month you can build on existing situations, foundations and opportunities, further transforming your life through work and self-belief. (And stay tuned, because I have a gorgeous new online course launching tomorrow which will help you capitalise on all of this good energy!) This month you’ll start to see results, and your progress will become visible to others too. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the card Rainbow Dragon brings us.

This is another really beautiful week of spiritual connection. But it’s not that raw intuitive place we were in last week, where you may have felt like all of your senses were in overload. This week’s energies are gentle – and focus on supporting you to be both perceptive and grateful.

You’ll be open and heart-centred and able to truly feel what’s going on from a space of empathy and kindness. It’s a great week for gratitude, for counting your blessings, for celebration. It is absolutely a week for sharing your love and appreciation and affection with the people around you and celebrating all of those things that are good in your life. 

It’s also a week of feeling kinder and more generous toward yourself, and toward those you love.

If your relationship with yourself has been less than stellar you’ll find yourself softening this week, so that you can embrace yourself, forgive yourself, laugh at yourself (kindly of course), accept yourself and love yourself more easily. You’ll also feel more inclined to try things without being so darned judgemental and critical of yourself.

If your relationship with a friend or loved one has been less than great you’ll find that you are able to mend bridges, to let go of hurt, to move on, to try again. It’s a wonderful time for reminiscing and discussing memories of experiences you’ve shared. It’s also a time of creating a new way forward that can work better for both of you so that you can leave the pain and hurt of the past in the past.

Celebrate a little or a lot this week. Because what’s life without celebration?

Supportive crystals this week?

Map Jasper helps you to concentrate, analyse and understand. It supports the adrenals and counteracts overthinking and intellectual exhaustion. (Can’t find Map Jasper? Use a combination of your favourite Jasper with Black Tourmaline.) Peach Moonstone encourages self-care, soothes worry, raises vibration and stimulates your capacity to problem solve using both intuition and reason. White Howlite will promote calm, tranquillity, self-acceptance and a feeling of emotional spaciousness. Amber (pictured) supports you to find and live from a place of creativity and joy, opening you to possibility while helping you to stay grounded.

amber

Helpful essential oils?

Essential oils that support love, creativity and connection are what you need this week. Try any of these on their own, or choose a few from the list to add to your diffuser – they all work well together:

  • Rose
  • Green Mandarin
  • Neroli
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Lavender
  • Sandalwood
  • Lemon

I’m passionate about essential oils and their capacity to support our wellness journey and our spiritual and emotional wellbeing. If you’d like to know more or want to source the oils I recommend and trust visit this site or contact me at channelnc@gmail.com

Support for your Intuitive Journey

I’ve got something exciting for you tomorrow – but I’m going to wait til then to tell you what it is!

Have fun this week. Live from your heart, stay kind and celebrate the small and the big things of your life. Above all, cultivate gratitude and mindfulness. Let your heart guide you and you can’t go wrong!

Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xx

PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘Rainbow Dragon’, is from the Sacred Power Reading Cards by Anna Stark. I use any cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different from the meaning found in a book. 

Getting Ready For The Sokli Diet

Everyone has healing nutriments that make them better and that also includes stuff you can’t eat and that is important nutriment too – like places and things you love and things you can do as well as eating things. So I like making nutriment plans to help people get better because then they will be happy and when they are happy they can feel and hear and remember their connection to the Earth and help her too. Love from Sokli, who is a fairy who knows stuff.’ ~ Sokli

Those of you who know me well will also know that one of my dear friends is a fairy. Her name is Sokli, and she’s funny and wise and only a little bit old (about 200 years) and she is very interested in helping humans.

She often speaks to my students at my retreats and live events when I channel, and helps them with their health and well-being by telling them about what foods are best for them or what crystals, or where their best healing place is, or the best activity for them to help them be well and happy. She lavishly doles out information and usually sprinkles in some advice for people’s pets (animal family people, she calls them!) too.

Sokli has made Ben and I promise that we are going to follow her VERY BOSSY AND GOOD SOKLI DIET (her name for it, of course!), custom-made just for us, for ninety days.

We couldn’t start while we were away on our break – there was wine to be drunk, and chocolate to be eaten and all sorts of other lovely ‘holiday treats’ as Sokli calls them. Sokli is all for holiday treats and eating for pleasure, as long as people don’t eat like that every day.

I’ll be spending a few hours with Sokli on Sunday, getting our instructions and lists together. She has saved my life with her ideas more than once and is always so funny and supportive.

I’m actually looking forward to following her diet to the letter – except for the occasion of my PA and right-hand-woman Trish’s birthday, where Ben and I have been given the okay to GO CRAZY JUST A LITTLE BIT to celebrate.

I’ll keep you posted on how it all turns out.

Trish has actually suggested that I start doing channelled health readings with Sokli as one of our personal consultation options for our clients. (She already does this for a very few people who have been totally stuck with their health stuff.) We’re seriously considering it!

But first step: Ben and me and the VERY BOSSY AND GOOD SOKLI DIET.

I’m so ready for this.

Lots of love, Nicole xx

An Apology Thirty Years In The Making

“If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.” 
~ Malcom X

I was sitting in a suburban shopping centre cafe with my husband Ben a few days ago. As I sipped my tea a man came into view who looked familiar. He was older than when I’d last seen him. Thirty years older. But I was sure it was him. He was wearing a suit, his hair was grey and thinning and he’d gotten fat. But it was him. Let’s call him James (which is not his name).

In that moment I became so angry that I wanted to race over and punch him. Which is not like me. At all.

I didn’t do anything though. I watched him walk away.

Later that night I googled him and then found him on Facebook. He’s successful in his field. Married now. With two daughters. One in her final year of school and one at University. That made up my mind. I sent him a friend request and he accepted straight away. Then he sent me a message. I still looked hot, he said. Did I want to meet up for a coffee?

We ended up video messaging. At first we chatted about our College days, which is where we’d met. He asked if I was single. I told him I wasn’t. He told me he wasn’t either but that didn’t mean we couldn’t have some fun.

Sigh.

I asked him if he remembered the time we’d gone to a College football match on the first day of a long weekend of sport, races and balls. I’d just started going out with him, and this was our first proper date. I was in my first year of College and he was in his last – a big man on Campus whom everyone knew.

He drove me to a sports field on a sunny afternoon. We’d just parked and were getting out of the car when a friend of mine walked past wearing a huge scarf around her neck even though it was hot. James laughed and grabbed the scarf off her. Underneath was a series of small purple bruises. Perhaps you know them as hickeys. Or as love bites. She was embarrassed and tried to get the scarf back from him, but James kept holding it away from her while he kept up a barrage of teasing and increasingly lewd sexual comments. A crowd gathered around us.

Finally, I tugged the scarf away and gave it back to her and she fled, in tears. ‘Why were you so mean to her?’ I asked James. ‘What has she ever done to you?’ The crowd was still watching.

‘She’s a slut,’ he said. ‘She deserved it.’

While I was processing that comment he asked if I’d ever had a hickey.

‘No’, I said.

Before I could do anything he slammed me down over the car bonnet, pinned me with his leg and hands, and attacked my neck with his mouth. It hurt. A lot. My adrenalin went into overdrive. I yelled at him to stop and fought to get him off me. But I was slight and he was huge. My hands were pinned, my legs were pinned. No matter how much I bucked or writhed it was like a butterfly flapping against a bull. The more I struggled the more he bit and sucked on my neck while the crowd of mostly young men cheered. No matter what I did I wasn’t strong enough to make him stop. I was powerless. When James finally stood up he was victorious. He dragged me to the car’s side mirror and showed me. I had a violent purple and red bruise on my neck the size of a small orange. It throbbed and my whole body ached. I was dishevelled and humiliated. The crowd dispersed and then we were alone.

‘Wear it proudly,’ he said. And then he took my hand and started walking to the game with me in tow. I was in shock. Tears ran down my face but I picked up my handbag and stumbled along beside him.

As we neared the entrance gate we stopped and he wiped my face with his handkerchief. ‘Why are you crying?’ James said. ‘It was just a bit of fun. It’s a hickey. No big deal.’ He bought us both an entrance ticket and then left me with some of his friends while he fetched us drinks.

I was shaking, and I didn’t know what to do. So I stayed. Later a girlfriend found me and gave me a lift back to the dorms. I had bruises on my hips and my arms, one on my thighs and that huge shameful one on my neck. When James came around a few days later I told him I had zero interest in being in his company again. When I asked him why he’d done it he told me I was an uptight bitch, and that I couldn’t take a joke. He couldn’t work out why I was so upset. I was overreacting, he said. Crazy. A nut job. As he walked away he called back over his shoulder that I was a slut.

I struggled to reconcile that I had ever found him attractive.

I bruise easily, and that hickey took months to fade. I did what I could to cover it up with scarves or makeup, but I was called names by other students and even some of my male lecturers drew attention to my neck, making jokes about it. And about me.

I’d never felt so belittled, humiliated or ashamed. Worse, on that sunny afternoon, I’d felt what it was to be truly powerless for the first time in my life. I’d had no capacity to affect an outcome, no voice, no ability to have a choice. When James had held me down I’d felt unsafe, I’d been hurt, he wouldn’t listen and I couldn’t make it stop. He could have done anything to me, and it was all beyond my control.

So I told James that, thirty years later.

‘Is that why you dumped me?’ he said. ‘Over a joke? It’s not like I raped you!’ He had raised his voice, angry. ‘And you reconnecting with me now – is this your pathetic Hashtag MeToo moment?’

‘I’m still angry,’ I said. ‘I hadn’t thought about this for thirty years, but yes, I’m still angry, because what you did wasn’t right. It was assault.’

‘Get over yourself!’ James said. ‘Geez, I thought you connected because you wanted to hook up.’

‘No. I reconnected because you have a daughter who is the same age as I was when you did that to me. How would you feel if someone did that to her? How would you feel if she was pinned and helpless, struggling against a bigger man, being humiliated while other people stood around and watched?’

‘I’d bloody kill them!’ he said. And then he looked at me, and a strange expression came over his face. ‘I’d kill any bastard who tried to hurt my girls.’

‘I was the same age as your daughter,’ I said. ‘I asked you to stop. You didn’t. It wasn’t right then. It isn’t right now.’

After which we sat in silence, looking at each other via our screens.

‘Sorry, Nic,’ he said eventually, his voice quieter. ‘It was the era. It was just a bit of fun. I might have gone a bit too far. I didn’t mean anything by it.’

There was nothing else to say.

We ended the chat. I unfriended him.

It was an incident I’d long forgotten. A conversation I never expected to have. An apology thirty years in the making. But I’m glad I got to reconnect with James again and finally have him see things from a different perspective. My perspective. It felt good to finally be heard.

Much love, Nicole xx