You can still matter, make art, make a difference – even if you’re sick, broken or dying.

“She made broken look beautiful
and strong look invincible.
She walked with the Universe
on her shoulders and made it
look like a pair of wings.” 

~ Ariana Dancu

Lovelies, I have something important to tell you and I need you to hear it and take the truth of it right down inside you so that it can illuminate those dark places you fear may engulf you.

Stop waiting to be fixed. Stop waiting to be well. Stop waiting to be partnered or thinner or less anxious or more whole. Stop waiting to be better somehow. Stop believing all the gurus who tell you THEIR lives are harmonious, perfect, healthy, wealthy, ever happy and without any kind of angst, ill or drama.

Life is messy and hard and wonderful and short. So short.

Do you think you don’t have the right or the energy to pursue a dream or make a difference because of what’s going on in your life right now or what you’re still struggling to deal with from the past?

I call bullshit on that.

What matters most is that you express what’s in you, that you share what is yours to share, that – to the best of your ability – you strive to live while you’re alive and keep making, creating, sharing, teaching, helping, healing, loving.

What matters least is that you are ill, tired, droopy, depressed, failed at something, just hanging on, disabled, incontinent, divorcing, childless, overweight or terminal. What did that ever have to do with your soul and how it came here to express itself?

Don’t let your current or previous circumstances define you. Choose to be defined on your own terms. Choose to be enough, just as you are, and get busy doing whatever it is you’ve been holding back on. Rest if you must, but don’t give up. The world is waiting for what you have to offer.

I’ll leave you with one of my favourite Leunig poems, which I love for the gentle truth of it:

All my love, Nicole ❤ xx

Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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12 thoughts on “You can still matter, make art, make a difference – even if you’re sick, broken or dying.

  1. Nicole I want to thank you. Your blog gives me so much inspiration. You are sharing your wisdom and strength, your beauty and grace with us, and that for free. You matter!
    Today I am so worried. There is something wrong with my body, I can feel it. I am so scared, that I might be seriously ill. Tomorrow I have an appointment with a doctor. Reading this post comforts me so much this morning. Really you are a role model. Where did you get your strength and your confidence?
    All my best wishes for you!!

    Caroline

  2. Thank you for this thought today – as I struggle with being unwell and travelling and being creative, making art. I appreciate the encouragement and wisdom. You always seem to tune in somehow to what is happening for me. I am very grateful.

  3. Love you and your wisdom, Nicole. Thanks for being you, keeping it real and being an awesome motivator. So grateful for you.
    Love you and I love your work xoxoxox

  4. Nicole you are so awesome! Thank you for your fierce goodness and wisdom and strength, and for sharing it so freely with all of us. Love and Light to you sweet girl. And thank you! ❤️

  5. Thank you Nicole I really needed to read this post today
    My life has been and is tough but I cling to my small amount of Hope
    My vestige of Hope has always stood me in good stead
    I will keep this post because it is me to a tee

    1. When I lived in the Kimberley my Aboriginal Aunties taught me so much. And yet these women had serious health problems, difficult lives, family problems, marginalization, poverty. That didn’t stop them being the wise, beautiful luminous souls that they were. Take heart, dear sister. All strength to you 😘🙏❤️

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