“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~ Charles Dickens Hello Lovelies, So here we are – another Christmas is upon us. It’s a joyful time for some, and a trying time for others, and I wanted to acknowledge that, and to remind you that there […]
Planner Update, Christmas Office Hours and a Big Thank You!
“Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth It’s Christmas Eve, and I would like to send a big thank you to our Cauldrons and Cupcakes family for your support throughout 2017, and particularly for your support of our Year of ME community and our first ever hard-copy Year of ME Planner for 2018. I’m excited […]
It’s here! Our Channelling Recordings are Now Available
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching On December 15 we held a Channelling Night at our Brisbane Pop Up Event where I channelled my Guides Rollo, Sokli and Silith so that they could share information and insights about the […]
Demon Banishing And Custard Buns In Hong Kong!
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” ~ Anonymous I’m in Hong Kong right now, for the first part of the surprise holiday Ben bought me for my ‘Congratulations on turning fifty and thank you for not dying’ present. We’re having a fantastic time. Every day is crammed with […]
Off On A Grand Adventure!
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” ~ Anonymous By the time you read this I’ll be at the airport, or maybe even on my way overseas! My darling husband Ben bought me a surprise three-week holiday as a belated ‘Congratulations on Turning Fifty and Thank You For Not […]
Monday Oracle – 18 December 2017
“When we get impatient because something is taking too long, we should remember that Life waits on us a thousand times more than we wait on Life.” – Laura Teresa Marquez Hello, Lovelies! December is a month for counting our blessings, filling ourselves with what nourishes us and speaks to our souls, and celebrating the relationships that […]
Planner Will Be Live In Shop In Just A Few Hours!
“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 We had […]
Will I be giving you a hug today? Brisbane Pop Up Shop!
“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh It’s finally here! Our Christmas Pop Up Shop, Channelling night and Workshops here in Brisbane. Will I get to see you today or tomorrow and give you a big hug? […]
A Small But Positive Sign In The Shape Of A Snail
“Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.” ~ Oprah Winfrey When we holidayed with a friend and her family early this year, her small children asked me what I had done to earn pocket money when I was little. We didn’t get pocket money when we were growing up, […]
A Sneak Peek Inside our YOM 2018 Planner
“That’s the thing with handmade items. They still have the person’s mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone.” ~ Aimee Bender Yesterday one of our Cauldrons and Cupcakes community asked if she could have a look inside our Year of ME Planner for 2018. I’m so darned proud of this […]
Year of ME 2018 Planner News!
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller It’s almost here – our Year of ME Planner for 2018! ME stands for Manifesting Energies, and I have created this Planner as a support tool to help grow you, your dreams, your spiritual connection and your wise intuitive self. The […]
Monday Oracle – 11 December 2017
“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.” -Fyodor Dostoyevsky Hello, Lovelies! December is a month of gifts of pleasure, true abundance and celebration Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts which the oracle card Confusion brings us. So, what awareness does Confusion bring us this week? This card has a […]
My Exciting New Card Spread Workshop
“The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.” ~ Eric Micha’el Leventhal I’m so excited about my upcoming pop up shop and workshops here in Brisbane on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 September. […]
Breathe in, Breathe out…
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ~ Amit Ray One of my favourite stress-busters is breathing. That may sound simple, and it is. Anxious, worried, angry, frustrated, overwhelmed, overcome, swamped, exhausted, defeated? Try this. Breathe in slowly and mindfully. Close your eyes if it […]
Guided Meditation to Heal Heartache
“The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces.” ~ Robert James Waller “What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better.” ~ Haruki Murakami The energies of this week are all about forgiveness and opening our hearts, and throughout December they support joyful connection, […]
Pop Up Shop and Brisbane Events Reminder
“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.” ~ Tony Schwartz Right now I can barely move around my little farm house […]
Top 5 Christmas Sweets Recipes For You!
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Hello, Lovelies! It’s me again Chelsi, Nicole’s VA! As Nicole gets stormed in her farm with internet and electricity cut off, […]
Monday Oracle – 4 December 2017
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes…” – Marcel Proust Hello, Lovelies! December is a month for gifts of pleasure, true abundance and celebration. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts which the oracle card Discovery brings us. So, what awareness does Discovery bring us this week? This week is […]
Final Month of Book Reading Challenge – December 2017
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~ Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Hello, Lovelies! In January a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. I wanted our community to find a little time for themselves each month to devote to the simple pleasure of reading or being read […]
Sneaking Out of Retreat
“The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.” ~ Steven Pressfield We’re on Retreat right now, and I am that Retreat’s leader. But this morning I am sneaking off. Every Thursday morning is my acupuncture and […]
Strengthening our Essence
“Living is about capturing the essence of things. I go through my life every day with a vial, a vial wherein can be found precious essential oils of every kind! The priceless, fragrant oils that are the essence of my experiences, my thoughts. I walk inside a different realm from everybody else, in that I […]
The Energies of December – 2017
“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more?” ~Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart Hello, Lovelies Finally, here we are at December. It’s a month for counting our blessings, filling ourselves with […]
Here You Are On Our Retreat Grid!
“My father used to say that stories are part of the most precious heritage of mankind.” ~ Tahir Shah As promised, here is a picture of our crystal grid here at retreat, which is very much still a work in progress. This grid sits in the centre of our hall, on my Nana’s round lace […]
Monday Oracle – 27 November 2017
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi Hello, Lovelies! November is a month for knowing ourselves deeply, for healing old hurts and for prioritising and redesigning our lives so that they better represent the person we are and […]
Join us in our Retreat Crystal Grid!
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa Hello, Lovelies! We’re starting our Working with Crystals retreat today in beautiful Byron Bay. On every retreat I create a crystal grid in the centre of the room that holds a specific intent and […]
My Favourite Morning Job
“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only […]
A ‘Renovator’s Delight’ Is Rarely A Good Relationship Choice!
“There is only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best.” ~ Doris Lessing In Australia we have a term for houses that need a stupid amount of work to make them habitable. We call them Renovator’s Delights, and you can be sure that anything that […]
It’s Not Your Job To Understand The How
“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson Right now we’re in a great energy for making decisions, crafting plans and dreaming up visions of how we would like our lives and our future selves to be. I hope you take advantage of this energy to remodel your […]
Poached Pears with Honey and Turmeric
“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” ~ A.A. Milne […]
Living from Self Awareness – Monday Oracle, 20 November 2017
“We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.” ~ Malcolm X Hello, Lovelies! November is a month for knowing ourselves deeply, for healing old hurts and for prioritising and redesigning our lives so that they better represent the person we are and the person we want to become. Keep […]
The Crystal Farmer of Byron Bay
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson We live on an organic farm, tucked in the hills behind Byron Bay. Our main focus is organic heritage citrus, beef cattle and bush tucker (Bunya nuts and herbs). But we have come to do […]
Eagles and Cups of Tea
“Farewell,” they cried, “Wherever you fare till your eyries receive you at the journey’s end!” That is the polite thing to say among eagles. “May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks,” answered Gandalf, who knew the correct reply.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien We are always up early, […]
Love is Love but it needs to be Law!
“At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won’t be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black.” ~ George Clooney On the 27th of June 2015 I […]
Stop the Hustle! Resting and Healing Is Work Too!
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~ Rumi In the northern hemisphere on August 21 we experienced a total solar eclipse. Do you remember? That momentary quietening of the sun’s energies allowed a ramping up of our intuition. The eclipse also heralded […]
A Special Mini-Retreat and Workshop Offer
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin It’s almost time for our Working with Crystals – Soul Sanctuary Retreat a whole week of learning, fun, spiritual foundation practices and sessions with me and my Guides at beautiful Byron Bay (and the good news is […]
Awakening to your Truth – Monday Oracle, 13 November 2017
“You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been.” ~Aberjhani, Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black Hello, Lovelies! November is a month for knowing ourselves deeply, for healing old hurts and for prioritising and redesigning our lives so that they better represent the person we are and […]
Fanny’s Whist Cake – A simple and delicious treat!
“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people […]
It’s a day of Family First for me!
“I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching–they are your family.” ~ Jim Butcher Ben drove us to the city yesterday so I could finally have some decent internet connection. We’d planned a million things for the next few days […]
Why We Vaccinate
“In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation. This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition […]
The Stop Go Man
“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” ~ Roy T. Bennett Byron Bay has sunshine and farmers markets and great beaches and heaps of tourists and endless potholes. Our roads are in a constant state of disrepair, and there are always road crews out […]
Our Christmas Pop Up Shop and Workshops – 15 and 16 December 2017
“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” ~ C.S. Lewis Save the date! My annual Brisbane Pop Up Shop, Channelling Evening and Weekend Workshops will be held on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December at St […]
Upgrading Our Self-Belief – Monday Oracle 6 November 2017
“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” ― Bertrand Russell Hello, Lovelies, Another great week ahead for us this week! 😀 If you read my forecast for November, you’ll know that it’s a month for knowing ourselves deeply, for healing old hurts and […]
Update for Our Book Reading Challenge – November 2017
“I read like the flame reads the wood.” ~ Alfred Döblin Do you love to read? In January a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. As our year comes towards its end we have read some fine books and learned about new reading possibilities from our friends who have posted their […]
And the October Stones Winner is…
“Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones – maybe only the stones – understood.” ~ Annie Dillard Hello, Lovelies! I’ve so enjoyed reading about your creative projects, why you need creative energy and […]
Guided Meditation for Healing Childhood and Emotional Trauma
“How odd that we spend so much time treating the darkness, and so little time seeking the light. The ego loves to glorify itself by self-analysis, yet we do not get rid of darkness by hitting it with a baseball bat. We only get rid of darkness by turning on the light.” ~ Marianne Williamson […]
The Energies of November – 2017
“…the whole ‘know thyself’ thing isn’t a journey to a fixed destination. Learning about myself changes me, forcing me to learn more. ‘Know thyself’ isn’t a goal; it’s a road.” ~ Garon Whited Hello, Lovelies Here we are at November. Energetically it’s a month for knowing ourselves deeply, for healing old hurts and for prioritising […]
“It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in one’s heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.” ~ D.H. Lawrence Trick or Treat? It’s Halloween! Of course it is. It’s 31 October. The stores are awash with candy […]
A Week For Clarity – Monday Oracle 30 October 2017
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ W.B. Yeats Hello, Lovelies! You’re going to LOVE the energies of this week. 😀 If you read my forecast for October, you’ll know that it’s a month of energies of love, friendship, community and togetherness. It’s also a month for getting creative […]
The Incredible Lightbulb Shortage of 2017
“I don’t have to blow up everything I see. I just like to.” ~ Kell Tainer, Wraith Squadron Every so often I go through a crazy phase. It gets all intense and then I blow stuff up. Not that I mean to. I don’t! But stuff blows up anyway. Mostly lightbulbs, although it makes me nervous to handle anything […]
Getting Ready For November Energies
“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi November is nearly here. Energetically it’s a month for knowing ourselves deeply, for healing old hurts and for prioritising and redesigning our lives so that they better represent the person we are and the person we want to […]
Easy Sweet Potato and Apple Bake – Savoury
“I’m eating’ it quick… but I’ll remember it a long time.” ~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings I would love to say that I had a picture of this awesomely delicious little bake intact and looking as amazing as it did when it was still in one piece. But I don’t because we gobbled it up for […]
The Best Blog Was The One I Didn’t Write!
“Have you ever seen the dawn? Not a dawn groggy with lack of sleep or hectic with mindless obligations and you about to rush off on an early adventure or business, but full of deep silence and absolute clarity of perception? A dawning which you truly observe, degree by degree. It is the most amazing […]
Introducing #GeSHiDoMo – November’s answer to finishing 2017 strong!
“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” ~ Brian Tracy, The Gift of Self-Confidence November is nearly here, and Christmas is just around the next corner. When you think back to January this year and all the plans you had, how are you placed as […]
A Week For Psychic Connection – Monday Oracle 23 October 2017
“I will soothe you and heal you, I will bring you roses. I too have been covered with thorns.” ~ Jalaluddin Rumi Hello, Lovelies! If you read my forecast for October, you’ll know that it’s a month of energies of love, friendship, community and togetherness. It’s also a month for getting creative and for self-acceptance. Keep that in […]
It’s almost #GeSHiDoMo time!
“Achievement. Just another skill of a ninja.” ~ Jarius Raphel “While others were dreaming about it – I was getting it done.” ~ Nathan W. Morris Here we are in the final quarter of 2017. It’s a great time for planning for the year ahead, and a very good time indeed for getting stuff done. […]
Magical And Surprising – Spring At The Farm!
“It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.” ~ John Galsworthy It was a beautiful day at the farm here yesterday – all […]
Today’s a Self-Care Kind Of Day
“In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.” ~ Dalai Lama It’s been a busy few weeks for me. Lots […]
Fry-Up Bowl – An Easy Meal For Anytime!
“If you can eat with mates or friends or family, I mean, it’s such a brilliant thing isn’t it? If you feel really rubbish and you have a nice bit of food it makes you feel good, you know?” ~ Jamie Oliver Fry-Up Bowls are a favourite easy meal in our house. To be […]
Monday Oracle – October 16, 2017
“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” ~Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart Hello, Lovelies! If you read my forecast for October, you’ll know that it’s a month of energies of love, friendship, community and togetherness. It’s also a month for getting creative and for self-acceptance. Keep that […]
Crying Over Sushi
“There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly?” ~ Erin Hanson Yesterday was quite a remarkable day for me. In the morning I drove to the other side of town for a meeting with an illustrator […]
Are You Ready To Reclaim Friday the 13th As A Day Of Love?
“If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” ~ Groucho Marx I’ve always found the superstition and fear around Friday the 13th a little odd. The word Friday comes from the time of the old Gods. Freya, Frigg and Venus were each the Goddess of Love for their […]
10 Reasons Why You Need My End-Of-Year Retreat!
“Reach deep within, and reconnect with the essence of your being.” ~ Bryant McGill Do you need some time for recharging, reconnecting and being re-inspired? In late November I’ll be running my final residential retreat for 2017 in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia. It’s a special time of year for my team and I. We plan […]
Quiet Time And Spiritual Practices
“Find your bones. Believe in what you are.” ~ Grace Sara I’m taking a little quiet time this morning. Pulling some cards. Meditating with favourite crystals and my mala beads. Writing in my journal. Afterwards, I’ll go for coffee and an early breakfast with my beloved Ben, Cafe Dog, and maybe a friend or two […]
The Man In The Dress – A Tale of Courage
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace […]
A Grateful Heart Is A Magnet For Miracles – Monday Oracle 9 October 2017
“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” ~ Anthony Robbins Hello, Lovelies! If you read my forecast for October, you’ll know that it’s a month of energies of love, friendship, community and togetherness. It’s also a month for getting creative and for self-acceptance. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts which the oracle card Abundance brings […]
Join Our Book Reading Challenge – October 2017
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ~ Neil Gaiman, Coraline Do you love to read? In January a group of us embarked on the inaugural Cauldrons and Cupcakes Reading Challenge. Already we have read some fine books and learned about […]
The Gift of a Quiet House, Away from People
“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full […]
10 Acts of Self-Care That Don’t Involve Baths or Beautifying
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” ~ J. Pierpont Morgan Hello, Lovelies! Almost everyone who talks to me about self-care seems to think that self-care is about taking long indulgent baths with candles burning and soft music playing in the background. […]
October Stones – A New Competition For You
“Creativity takes courage” ~ Henri Matisse Hello Lovelies Every day in October I am meditating with these two stones – stones that feel comfortable as I hold them in my hands, stones which are being infused with the energy of my love, intentions and meditations. At the end of October, I shall give them away […]
And the September Stones Winner is…
“May crystals give you power!” ~ Isabel Walbourne Hello, Lovelies! I’ve so enjoyed reading about your happy places, and looking at the photos you posted for us here at Cauldrons and Cupcakes as part of our September Stones giveaway. After much deliberation, the winner of the September Meditation Stones and personalised meditation giveaway is… […]
Monday Oracle – October 2, 2017
“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” ~ James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room Hello, Lovelies! If you read my forecast for October, you’ll know that it’s a month of energies of love, friendship, community and togetherness. It’s also a month for getting creative and for self-acceptance. Keep that in mind as we look at the […]
The Energies of October – 2017
“This is how it works. I love the people in my life, and I do for my friends whatever they need me to do for them, again and again, as many times as is necessary. For example, in your case you always forgot who you are and how much you’re loved. So what I do […]
I’d Rather Be Here Than Blogging Today
“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek Our Temple of Light Retreat is over, and I’m having a few quiet days for rest and reflection. This morning […]
September Stones – last call for entries!
“When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go.” ~ Alexandra Stoddard Hi Lovelies, Reblogging this as the last call for entries on the September Stones! Love lots, Nicole and Cauldrons and Cupcakes Team *** Every day in September I am meditating with these two stones. The stones are intended […]
Why Revelation Isn’t Enough!
“It’s not in the book or in the writer that readers discern the truth of what they read; they see it in themselves, if the light of truth has penetrated their minds.” ~ Augustine of Hippo As our meditation retreat comes to a close today, I’ll be guiding my students about what to do when […]
Want To Learn How To Use Crystals?
“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” ~ J.K. Rowling I’ve collected crystals and stones since I was a small child. Over time – through my own meditations, from my Guides, my Aboriginal Aunties and a few wise Elders – I have come […]
The Importance of Solitude
“Our language has wisely sensed these two sides of man’s being alone. It has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.” ~ Paul Tillich, The Eternal Now We’re on Retreat right now, walking a path of meditation and […]
Breakthroughs Ahead! – Monday Oracle September 25 2017
“A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.” ~ Paul Klee Hello, Lovelies! If you read my forecast for September, you’ll know that it’s a month of possibility and expansive energy, of change and curiosity, and of starting small projects that may take a long time, but that […]
We’re On Retreat!
“God is all that exists. Every stone, flower, tree, animal and human being are on a spiritual journey to recognize their true self, their divine essence.” ~ Swami Dhyan Giten Today we move into our week-long meditation retreat. It’s a time to go within. A time of discovery, connection and revelation. A gift to ourselves […]
Love and Devotion Look Like This
“Rather than remain a sealed jar, she sought only to pour herself out to others. Everything she did mirrored her faith. It was as though every waking hour of the day she was devoted to pleasing her God by serving others. This God that she worshiped consumed her. It didn’t ask for a brief visit […]
My Kind of Happiness – Mystical Crystals
“Live what you love and what you love will fill your life.” ~ Jodi Livon Many years ago when I lived in the Kimberley – that wild outback corner of remote Western Australia – my Aboriginal Aunties showed me how to make stones sing, and how to infuse them with the energies of plants and […]
Easy Puff Pastry Quiche
“Lunch makes me feel a bit better.” ~ Suzanne Collins Recently my friend Carly and I popped in to her parents’ house for lunch, and then a tour of her mum’s garden. Jewel made a lovely salad with fresh greens from her vegetable patch, and I took over a simple quiche that I’d whipped up […]
Feeling Tired Or A Bit Emotionally Wobbly?
“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.” ~ Jalaluddin Rumi How are you feeling, lovelies? Are you travelling okay? It’s rather a fierce week, this week. And so was the week we’ve just had. Lots of solar flares, and a few polar shifts thrown in. All this astrological and ecological phenomena can […]
Trust Your Gut Instinct! – Monday Oracle September 18 2017
“I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.” ~ Hermann Hesse Hello, Lovelies! If you read my forecast for September, you’ll know that it’s a month of possibility and expansive energy, of change and curiosity, […]
Music For Dinner
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” ~ Victor Hugo Last night we were so churned. We couldn’t eat. We couldn’t sleep. After a while we turned off the lights and lay in the dark, side by side, dogs snuggled up beside us, and we played music […]
Before the madness, tea…
“If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.” ~ William Ewart Gladstone In the middle of all of this editing and birthday excitement we’ve also been dealing with madness […]
How to Do a Birthday Tarot Or Oracle Spread
“A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.” ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie Every year, on the day of my birthday or sometime soon after, I do a Birthday Spread – an oracle or tarot card reading for myself for the year ahead. A ‘spread’ is simply a layout of cards, and I […]
This Blog Post Is Very Short
“There are days when I lose track of time, of place, of everything else, because I’ve been transported to another universe.” ~ Susan Isaacs I sat down to write my blog post, and then, just for a moment, I opened up the document where I am editing my memoir instead. Three hours later I […]
Selflessness or Self Sacrifice? – Monday Oracle 11 September 2017
“There are two kinds of guilt: the kind that drowns you until you’re useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose.” ~ Sabaa Tahir Hello, Lovelies! If you read my forecast for September, you’ll know that it’s a month of possibility and expansive energy, of change and curiosity, and of starting small projects that may […]
Our Top Five Comfort Soups for You
“That bowl of soup—it was dearer than freedom, dearer than life itself, past, present, and future.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich Hi Everyone! Nicole could not come to write her blog post today due to lack of stable internet connection, but sends her love with top five comfort soup recipes […]
September Stones – A new competition for you!
“When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go.” ~ Alexandra Stoddard Every day in September I am meditating with these two stones. The stones are intended to be held, one in each hand, as you sit in meditation. I’ll be giving these stones away, as well as recording a […]
“Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” ~ Richard Bach Dear friends, Thank you so much for making my birthday memorable. I feel grateful to have you in my life, and I am overcome with your kind messages and well wishes. How […]
50 Things I’ve Learned From 50 Years of Life
“A happy birthday this evening, I sat by an open window and read till the light was gone and the book was no more than a part of the darkness. I could easily have switched on a lamp, but I wanted to ride the day down into night, to sit alone, and smooth the unreadable page with the […]
Our August Meditation Stones Winner
“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” ~ Henry David Thoreau I was moved to tears by many of your entries into the August competition. Thank you for trusting me with your stories and your sharings. After much deliberation, the winner of the August Meditation Stones and personalised meditation giveaway […]
This is No Time for Perfection! – Monday Oracle 4 September 2017
“Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen Hello, Lovelies! If you read my forecast for September, you’ll know that it’s a month of possibility and expansive energy, of change and curiosity, and of starting small projects that […]
Join Our Book Reading Challenge – September 2017
“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” ~Vera Nazarian Hello Lovelies! How is your year of reading going? I’m pretty happy with the pile of books and audio books that I’ve managed to get through so far. What about you? If you are new […]
The Energies of September – 2017
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” ~ Tony Robbins Hello, Lovelies Suddenly, here we are at September. I love September. In Australia it’s the beginning of Spring, and It’s a month of possibility and expansive energy, of change and curiosity, and of starting small projects that may take […]
Is this life of mine my fault?
“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Lovelies, I received a very thought-provoking question recently in regard to the quote […]
Vanilla Cake with Passionfruit Glaze
“Through enjoyment we endure.” ~ Florence Ditlow Looking for an easy, moist and yummy vanilla cake? My Nana Cody used to make this simple cake every school holidays when we were children. The only thing that ever varied was the flavour of icing she’d add to the top. It’s pretty much a foolproof recipe, which […]
Win Our August Meditation Crystals!
“It is more important to go slow and gain the lessons you need along the journey then to rush the process and arrive at your destination empty.” ~ Germany Kent All this month I have been very busy meditating with two carefully chosen meditation stones – an Anchoring Stone and a Connection Stone. These pairs are […]