A sneak peak at Day One…

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“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
~ Mother Teresa

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”
~ Ruth Reichl


The picture at the top of this post is a rather large crystal mandala, made by the participants of our retreat as part of an activity on day one.

The intention within this grid is to send healing to the group, to humanity, and to our Great Mother – the planet we call home.

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There are many shells and crystals within the mandala, as well as a number of woven wool friendship bracelets. At the retreat’s end, when we take down the mandala, everyone will take away one of those friendship bracelets full of that good grid energy – as a little reminder of our friendship, community and time together, and of the support available to us through this group.

I also enjoyed some time wandering through the extensive gardens here at Sangsurya at the beginning and end of the day, taking some time in nature for peacefulness and reconnection.

I’ll finish this quick update with a few pictures:

Unpacking the ute up at the hall, with views out over the silvery ocean. Such a magical way to start my day.

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The swimming pool at dusk.

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Some beautiful bromeliads.

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A magical, green fringed pathway.

2014-11-29 19.21.48 You might not be able to join us on retreat this year, but there is something nourishing you can do for yourself, and it’s free.

My good friend Holly Bretschneider is running a 3-for-33 Gratitude Challenge, where you can list three things for which you’re grateful, every day between now and the New Year, to put you into a wonderful, expansive and allowing mindset for 2015.

If you’d like to join in, go here for more details:

3-for-33 Gratitude Challenge

Thinking of you all, and sending love,




Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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5 thoughts on “A sneak peak at Day One…

  1. Thank you so much for always thinking of others Nicole … I’m in on that wonderful challenge thank you for giving me the chance .
    Those photos are amazing especially the magical path I’m tip toeing down there right now so I can join you in my mind ….have fun .

  2. Thank you Nicole for taking the time to share this magic with those of us who could not come to be there. Bless you all. Love and Light. xxoo

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