“The calm within the storm is where peace lives and breathes. It is not within perfect circumstances or a charmed life… it is not conditional. Peace is a sacred space within, it is the temple of our internal landscape. We are free to visit it, whenever we seek sanctuary. Underneath the chaos of everyday living, […]
A Week For Truth and Discernment – Monday Oracle 29 April 2019
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” ~ May Sarton Hello, Lovelies! April calls you to live from your heartspace. This month lifts you above your obstacles, or helps you to blaze a trail through them. Expect magical insights and guidance to help light the path ahead. It’s […]
The Joy Of Old Friends
“Make new friends, but don’t forget the old. One is silver, the other is gold. ” ~ Joyce Cody (My Nana, from my Autograph book, 1976) I’ve had a dear friend staying at the farm these past days. She’s someone I’ve known since school. Someone who knew me before Ben, before my first serious boyfriends, […]
The Naughty Cow – A Lesson In Patience and Persistence
“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” ~ Abraham Lincoln It’s no secret that Daisy Mae is one of my favourite animals on the planet. That’s her, on the far right in the photo above. She’s hiding (or so she thinks!) as she peeks through the fence at me. As soon as I […]
The ANZAC Spirit Lives On
“ Even if this spring the dappled leaves should shelter our minds from the moon’s pale echo we would still remember how once they were sheltered by our skulls only from the day’s sun and the night’s stars and never from what we feared and what we remembered ” ~ Dan Davin I live in […]
How to Self-Care When Life Is Challenging!
“Self-care is how you take your power back.” ~ Lalah Delia It’s simple enough to be well-intentioned and kind to yourself when life is going smoothly. Or if you are on holidays. Or in a really good head space. But when we are hard up against it – when we have crushing deadlines, or horrible […]
Fantastically Fairy Solstice Tea Party – Coming your way!
” Come away, O human child!To the waters and the wildWith a faery, hand in hand,For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. ” ~ William Butler Yeats Hi Lovelies, Are you in the mood for a tea party with friends? Some time with like-minded people in a magical environment that honours […]
Making Freedom Matter! – Monday Oracle 22 April 2019
“ Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better” ~ Albert Camus Hello, Lovelies! April calls you to live from your heartspace. This month lifts you above your obstacles, or helps you to blaze a trail through them. Expect magical insights and guidance to help light the path ahead. It’s time to believe in yourself and […]
Easter Egg Oracle for 2019
“ It’s when you crack open a chocolate Easter egg, that smiles emerge. ”~ Anthony T. Hincks It’s Easter! If you lived closer I’d pop over with some Hot Cross Buns or some Easter Eggs and we could sit and have a cuppa and a chat. But the Cauldrons and Cupcakes family is a global community […]
Happy Easter Weekend!
“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” ~S.D. Gordon Dear Cauldrons and Cupcakes Friends, As we move into the Easter Long Weekend our wish for you is that you stay safe, that you take care of yourself and each other, and that you find some quality time for yourself and to be […]
Five Dishes to Cook for a Fabulous Easter Feast
“ Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love. ” ~ Craig Claiborne If you’re looking for inspiration for a tasty and easy meal to share with your family this Easter I have some simple suggestions for you. There’s a creamy Celery Soup for starters, […]
The Bad But Useful Dream
“The future depends on what you do today.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi I had a disturbing dream last week. One of those dreams where I knew it was more than just a dream, even as I was dreaming it. I was night flying, like my Aboriginal Aunties had shown me, but this was in a dream state, […]
Hot Cross Bun Bread And Butter Pudding – SO Easy and Yum!
“You don’t win friends with salad.”~ Homer Simpson Easter is nearly here. I love this time of year in Australia as the days get shorter, the nights cooler, and we begin our slow descent toward winter. Today’s recipe is a seasonal twist on one of my favourite easy-to-whip-up crowd-pleasing desserts. It uses Hot Cross Buns […]
Find Your Voice! Monday Oracle 15 April 2019
“The things I carry are my thoughts. That’s it. They are the only weight. My thoughts determine whether I am free and light or burdened.” ~ Kamal Ravikant Hello, Lovelies! April calls you to live from your heartspace. This month lifts you above your obstacles or helps you to blaze a trail through them. Expect […]
Five Yummy Easter Treats to Try at Home
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~ Mother Theresa I thought I’d share some of the recipes I’m making for Easter. Don’t worry if you’re not an experienced cook – these recipes are EASY, tasty and lots of fun, and there are plenty of ways to get the […]
My Top Tips For Managing Overwhelm
“That’s your solution? Have a cookie?’ Astrid asked. ‘No, my solution is to run down to the beach and hide out until this is all over,’ Sam said. ‘But a cookie never hurts.” ~ Michael Grant Goodness, lovelies, my inbox is FULL of messages from those of you who are majorly stuck in overwhelm right now. […]
It’s Okay To Choose For Yourself
“Look to your heart and soul first, rather than looking to your head first, when choosing. Rather than what you think, consider instead how you feel. Look to the nature of things. Feel your choices and decisions. It just might change everything.” ~ Jeffrey R. Anderson Hello, Lovelies. Today I have a favour to ask of […]
Our Second Winner is…
“Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.” ~ Willard Scott I’m a firm believer in the power of community. There is something wonderful about finding a place to belong, a place where you […]
How to Move into Alignment – Monday Oracle 8 April 2019
“When you start doing things that are truly in alignment with what your true self wants, what your soul wants, you flourish and life becomes a lot easier.” ~ Joel Annesley Hello, Lovelies! April calls you to live from your heartspace. This month lifts you above your obstacles, or helps you to blaze a trail through […]
I can’t write this morning because my heart is broken
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Save The Date For Our Tea Party!
“Teapot is on, the cups are waiting,Favorite chairs anticipating,No matter what I have to do,My friends, there’s always time for you.”~ Author Unknown Lovelies, mark your calendars! Our ‘Fantastically Fairy Solstice Tea Party’ will be held in Brisbane on Saturday, June 22nd. More details to come but for now, save the date. It will be […]
Things People Have Said To Me When They Found Out I Am Psychic
“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert Things people have said to me when I told them I am a psychic: I don’t have a problem with it but you shouldn’t tell people or they might judge you. […]
You are the Answer!
“Don’t ever stop believing in your own transformation. It is still happening even on days you may not realize it or feel like it.” ~ Lalah Delia April is a great month for leadership, for team work and for finding new people to be on your team. So if you’ve been looking to find the right […]
How To Work With April’s Energies
“Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.”~ Beyonce Knowles “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”~ Newt Gingrich April has so many gifts for us if we are bold enough to reach out and grab them. It’s a month for action, […]
Energies of April 2019
“ And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. ” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Hello, Lovelies! At the beginning of every month, I discuss the energies and gifts of the month ahead […]