“Like a caring mother holding and guarding the life of her only child, so with a boundless heart of lovingkindness, hold yourself and all beings as your beloved children.”
~ Gautama Buddha
I awoke despairing yesterday. My usual morning meditation did not lift my mood. I am in Hong Kong, at the start of a much-needed vacation, but my mind has been elsewhere. A dear friend’s home has burned to the ground back in Australia, and his family lost two of their beloved animals. I am heartbroken and anxious about the bushfires and the loss of homes, lives, habitat and the destruction we are witnessing as climate change bites hard. Our farm is in drought, and on high alert for bushfires too.
My inbox is flooded with messages from my students, clients and community who are struggling.
Sometimes my heart feels like it cannot hold any more space for all of this trauma.
At times like this I know what is needed. More meditation.
When I can do nothing else, I can still meditate. I can still use lovingkindness practice for myself and for all of you, and for the wider world too.
Metta Meditation is a Buddhist practice that is an essential part of my ‘coping toolkit’.
So, yesterday I spent almost the whole day in meditation at a local Buddhist temple here in Hong Kong.
I lit incense for you. I prayed for you. I meditated for you.
And by day’s end I felt better. I felt calm. I felt knitted back together. I knew that I could continue. I had found my compassion and optimism again.
More than that, a group of Buddhist women healers offered to give me a Tibetan Singing Bowl sound healing , after my long meditation session. It was a wonderful gift of kindness that I was grateful to receive.
I want you to know that I am always with you, and that you are ever in my thoughts, prayers and meditations, that I wish you well, that I send you love.
Here is a simple version of the Metta meditation I used:
May you dwell in safety.
May you be happy and healthy.
May you be free from afflictions and suffering.
May you feel your connection to all things. May you be at peace.
Holding you in love, Nicole xx
Review 2019 And Make 2020 A Powerful Year Of Growth
Are you ready to learn from the year that has been, put 2019 behind you, and prepare for the year ahead?
My much-loved Planner is now in its fifth year of production, and 2020 is the most beautiful and content-rich book we’ve ever produced. This 368-page book is a spiritual toolkit disguised as a diary & planner. Learn to tap into your intuition, honor your heart’s path and calling using skills like meditation, mindfulness, journaling, self-care, intuitive card reading, energy work, and much more.
There are 52 pages of rituals, information and activities to start your year right. Read about the energies of 2020 and how to make the most of them. The Planner is then divided into Quarters, each with a theme to support you. Each month starts with guidance for the energies ahead, and suggestions for crystals, gemstones and essential oils. After each Quarter you’ll find a review to help you learn, grow and plan.
To support your purchase there is also a Free Online Course, available in early December 2019 in our new Journeymaker’s Academy. Learn with me as I show you how to review 2019 and learn from the year, choose a project and habit for 2020, do a 10 card tarot or oracle card spread to guide you for the year ahead, and then create a plan for 2020 that is workable and supportive. No prior experience is needed. I’ll teach you everything you need to know with the free course that accompanies your Planner. You’ll learn to work with our monthly money tracker, Sunday planning sessions, weekly tarot or oracle card, habit and goal setting, reviews, coping skills, lightwork, meditations, affirmations.
And for every Planner sold, ten trees will be planted, to give back to Mother Earth.
To order the Planner choose one of the links below:
Amazon USA (for all sales outside Australia)
Amazon Australia (for Australian sales only)
Come Join Us!
I’d like to extend an invitation to you to come join me inside my free online community. I’ve recently created a private Facebook group so we can come together to share our spiritual journey, and where I can better support you to grow your intuitive abilities and begin to feel more comfortable with managing yourself and thriving as a sensitive, empathic, intuitive or psychic soul. There are free online study units you can access, and regular live on-line events. I’m also planning some big group meditations and Lightworker activities for you to join in with, if it feels right for you.
This group is a place for all spiritual journeymakers to hang out, to share experiences, to have a safe and supportive community, and to send energy and light out into the world.
Click this link to join:
It’s only a new group, but already we have a wonderful sense of community and support. I know you’ll fit right in.