Upside-Down Halloween

“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 […]

What To Do When You’re Stuck

“You need to know things the others don’t know. It’s what no one knows about you that allows you to know yourself.”  ~  Don DeLillo   This week’s energies support deep diving and moving into that space of high creativity. This kind of creativity is also a spiritual space, so it’s perfect for any kind of […]

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 […]

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