“The things that make me different are the things that make me.” ~ A.A. Milne
“You are always welcome at my table.” ~ Nicole Cody
Last year I invited my friend Kerry Warnholtz to come spend some time with me as I prepared for and then ran my Chakra Wisdoms retreat.
Kerry is a talented photographer and videographer who sees the world through soulful and ever-watchful eyes. I hoped that she might be able to capture some footage and a few stills for my new website. My brief to her was that I wanted her to somehow show the love and care I put into each event that I run, and how precious each of my students is to me – how much I take that teaching and mentoring responsibility into my heart.
Kerry didn’t just capture that – she captured me – a little snapshot into my life, and the struggles I have had in coming to a place of self-acceptance. This short film speaks a lot to my WHY – why I do what I do – and I thought many of you might relate to the struggles I had in my earlier life to accept myself as I am.
What I want you to know, more than anything, is that I believe in you and that I want you to be who you are and be true to yourself. Being you is the most important thing you can do, and it’s time. The world needs us to stop pretending to be who we are not or to represent ourselves in the world as less than we are. It’s time to embrace ourselves and each other in all of our glorious diversity and similarity.
So, watch this little documentary. Come meet me at my farm, and in my life, and know that you are always welcome at my table.
You are among friends here.
Thanks for sharing the journey with me,
Nicole <3 xx
PS – If you want to see more of Kerry’s wonderful work you can find her at www.tsi-multimedia.com
36 thoughts on “Acceptance – A Short Documentary about Owning Who You Are”
I’ve been looking forward to seeing what magic Kerry had created and it is just that! What a beautiful documentary. How wonderful that the rest of the world can get a glimpse into that wonderful space you create for us Nicole. And being transported back to Sangsurya with all of you wonderful souls- what a joy. And lovely Lou- I couldn’t have expressed what she said even remotely as well.
Love to you, Lynley xx
<3 Thankyou Nicole for sharing… you , your home, your surroundings, the cows, birds, café dog ,hubby, the peace, tranquillity of the space you live in… love the cute fluffy slippers btw hehe, and I spy the gentle lovely Lucy in the retreat clip.. 🙂 I leave after watching this with a sense of calm and to be gentle with myself and find "Greater Self Love "" <3
What a joy to drop in on your retreat and meet you and see you move and speak…..I have been a faithful follower of your blog for many years now. I too echo the sentiment above that I live elsewhere on the planet and can’t see attending one of your retreats. So I am grateful for this video. It brought tears to my eyes….in a good way of course…..I was really moved by the experience that you offer to so many. Sending so much love and appreciation for all that you do to assist all of us on our way to becoming whole and expressive individuals.
Just completed watching the documentary now. It was so endearing to watch you in your space, reaching out to all of us. There is no other way to put it ; it felt like home. There is no greater gift than to be assured that you are loved and accepted as you are. Thank you for that gift.
Lots of Love, prayers and Hugs.
A wonderful window into your life and your world, such a blessing to see, thank you so much for sharing it. Thank you for all the gentleness, compassion and wisdom you so willing share with others, and send out into this world.
. . .a treasure box that I’m still drawing from. . .thank you, Nicole and dear hearts from September 2016
Sitting here reliving the experience is Awesome. Kerry has done a wonderful job showing the journey of being Nicole and the pleasure that a person receives from your retreat. It brings out the emotions again and the positives of being with people who understand. Thanks to a great team of people and others. OX
I have been reading your blog for years now and others come and go but yours I never want to miss. This is an absolute treasure to get to know you a little more intimately as you have given me so much direction and inspiration throughout these years. Kerry has done a marvellous job of letting me into your life – not that that surprises me. She is another of my inspiring teachers. So Nicole – until one day when I finally meet you face to face and attend a retreat – blessings, love and peace sent to you from me. Love, Wendy
Simply beautiful❤️ I loved waking up to this, thank you!x
We spent so much of our lives being somebody we’re not, its quite mad, but there it is.
Absolutely beautiful Nicole. Your love, attention and care and special psychic talents are what make you so precious to all of us.
lovely memories coming back of past retreats. love how kerry has captured your essence. you are always welcome at my table as well! sx
Thank you Nicole for opening your door and bringing us in, you touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I only wish I lived closer to you.
Amazing loved seeing you …❤️❤️Wish I lived near you .
That is my most favourite quote of your’s Nicole. “YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT MY TABLE”
It has a prophetic ring to it!!! Love it.
So excited to see this. WOW! It is fabulous… Clever Kerry and what a great experience it was to attend and to relive it through this wonderful video. I LOVE your retreats Nicole and so blessed to attend them and be a part of this unique tribe. Your attention and love is palpable. xxx Love you xxx
What a beautiful video. Wish I lived in Australia. 🙁
What a delight, what a joy, what a beautiful piece on you…on us. I watched with pure attention to every moment. Not only is the content intoxicating, but the presentation is just so spot on…so you. Bless you and your incredible abilities.
Thank you Nicole. I have long wanted to attend one of your very special retreats.
I need to send out to the universe for the funds, which for me includes a fairly substantial airfare! And send I will.
Thank you, for being you. With much love.
Wow….just got goosebumps while watching the retreat video ! Here I am sending out my wish to the universe to attend your retreat @ sangsurya….hope we meet soon Nicole….love to be part of your tribe 🙂
Wow! What a perfect capturing of your Soul. Love Nikki
I truly enjoyed listening to this
BEST RETREAT EVER!!! Loved every second of it. Nicole – you give so much! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Kerry did an amazing job. How beautiful. It brought back every single memory. I wish I could live it every day with everyone who was there. It was so special. Thanks for choosing such a wonderful group. Best ever experience. YOU are AMAZING, Miss Nicole. Sending you love and gratitude. xoxoxoxo
A beautiful short film, has left me feeling warm and fuzzy. xx
Gorgeous Nicole, lets hope one of your retreats coincides with a space in my hectic,ever changing, world. I hope so.
Thanks Nicole, much appreciated.
So beautiful 💜🙏🏻
That was beautiful Nicole.
I have been wanting to attend one of your retreats since I found your blog.
As soon as my little ones are a bit older, I am going to make it happen somehow.
Thank you, Nicole. That insight into your world has been a blessing in itself.
A beautiful view into your life and retreats. Thank you for sharing!
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very very nice. xx