“That’s the thing with handmade items. They still have the person’s mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone.”
~ Aimee Bender
Yesterday one of our Cauldrons and Cupcakes community asked if she could have a look inside our Year of ME Planner for 2018.
I’m so darned proud of this Planner. It’s been months in the making, and my team and I poured love and care into every page. This Planner will guide you through the year ahead, month by month, week by week.
Our hard copies of the Planner will be ready for collection from the printer on Thursday afternoon, so the following pictures were snapped late last night on my phone – they are from A5 copies printed on my home printer in draft mode as we worked through proof after proof to make the Planner as good as we could possibly make it. These pictures don’t do our Planner justice, but they will give you an idea of what’s inside!
I designed my own Planner years ago, when I couldn’t find one that did all the things I wanted it to. It’s called the Year of ME, and the ME actually stands for Manifesting Energies – it’s not a Planner for decadent and over-the-top self-indulgence (although it could be if that was your heart’s desire), it’s a Planner for helping you to create more room in your life for the things that matter to you, for making some quiet time for spiritual growth and connection, for charting a practical path to achieving goals and dreams, for celebrating the pleasures of an ordinary life and for cradling and supporting you when the going gets rough or when life is crazy busy.
My Planner starts with a review of the year that has been, because we learn and grow when we can look back on things with eyes of compassion and openness, rather than judgement. Then we plan the year ahead, and we begin to use tarot or oracle cards as companions on our journey, helping us to receive insights and messages from our own wise souls that will make the path ahead better lit and easier to follow. There are also full year calendars in the front of the Planner for 2018 and 2019.
The Planner explains the energies of 2018, and how to best use them. Then it guides you Quarter by Quarter, month by month. Each Quarter has a theme. Each Month has its own energies and I also explain the best crystals to use to support you through that month.
Every month has a full-page calendar showing the moon cycles and with room to write in, and every week there is space for your card of the week, for practicing gratitude and a mini meditation, and then a day planner to help you keep your time organised.
There are simple monthly financial sheets to help you keep track of your money and financial position, as well as tips on how to manage your money better.
At the end of every Quarter there is a review where you can look over the previous three months, learn, grow and then plan the next Quarter so that it reflects your dreams and goals.
That’s the essence of the Planner, but there’s so much more – there are simple systems and processes to help you choose areas of focus and goals for the year, and then how to break these down into measurable steps that you can actually achieve. And there’s space for you to deepen your spiritual practice and inner journeywork.
The Planner will be available for digital download as a PDF in A4 format for $33.00 AUD (that’s $25 USD). You could print it out at home or at your local copy shop.
The hard-copy Planner will be A5, spiral bound, with protective clear covers and a heavy card cover and back. The cost for the hard-copy Planner is $45 AUD (that’s $34 USD), plus postage if you can’t get to our pop up shop or pick up from Brisbane.
We also have a wonderful year-long membership and community that supports the Planner. For my YOM (that’s what we call the Year of ME) community we have a learning platform and year-long access to materials, webinars and other goodies that augment the Planner. We also have a very active private Facebook group, where we share and support each other, and where I also host regular Facebook Live events. Cost for a whole year of goodness is just $330 AUD (that’s $250 USD) and includes digital download of the Planner as well as some other surprises. I love my YOMMERS and take good care of them – they get offered all of our courses, retreats and events before we open them to the General Public, and they also get discounts on many of my offerings too.
And of course there are our crystal packs to support the Planner. Here’s a sneak peek at those too. There are 24 stones in the pack. We only have limited availability of these because they have all been charged up by me in a grid at my farm, and also include stones from important grids in 2012 and 2016. The cost of these packs is $197 AUD (only $150 USD) plus postage.
All of these goodies will be available for purchase at my Pop-Up Shop in Brisbane on 15 and 16 December, and they will go live online in the shop here on my blog on Saturday 16 December.
I hope this post answers some of your questions. This is the third edition of our Planner, after it was launched in 2016. 92% of our YOMMERS (Year of ME peeps) came back from the first to the second year – we’re a strong and vital community, and we welcome you to come join us!
Much love, and big hugs, Nicole ❤ xx
PS – Every year for as long as I can remember, my mother has announced ‘This year is going to be my year – the year of ME’. I’m sure she thinks this Planner has been named for her. Please don’t tell her it stands for Manifesting Energies!
LOL – Love you, Mum xx