“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 […]