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 […]

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