“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 […]