My Boxing Day Challenge For You!

“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” ~ Joshua Becker Hello, Lovelies! The tradition of Boxing Day originates from the United Kingdom, and dates back hundreds of years. It was traditional that on the first workday after Christmas wealthy households would make up Christmas Boxes with […]

The Things I’ll Pack

Everything you own must be able to fit inside one suitcase; then your mind might be free.      Charles Bukowski Hello, Lovelies. It’s our last day of Platform Retreat, and I have been up early, packing my bags, and preparing for our final teaching sessions and goodbyes. After Retreat ends we’ll take several loads of equipment […]

Shhhhh….. Napping Happening here!

“Reading and naps, two of life’s greatest pleasures, go especially well together.” ― Will Schwalbe I love Boxing Day. I don’t cook a thing. We survive on the leftovers of the Christmas Feast. Which is no hardship, believe me. Leftovers! Such a magnificent word. I sometimes think the only reason I cook so much food for Christmas […]

Nicole Cody’s Christmas Gift Oracle ~ For You With Love!

“Your personal truth is your gift to the world.” ~ Jennifer Elisabeth Hello Lovelies, So here we are – another Christmas is upon us. It’s a joyful time for some, and a trying time for others, and I wanted to acknowledge that, and to remind you that there is always a place here at my table for […]

Planner Update and Office Hours Over Christmas

“Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth Christmas is nearly here, and my trusty office team will be on vacation from Monday 24th December. Everyone needs a break after our busy year, and to catch their breath before an even bigger year in 2019. The office will re-open on January 2nd. I’ll still be blogging over that […]

What Not To Get Me For Christmas

“Armaments, universal debt, and planned obsolescence—those are the three pillars of Western prosperity. If war, waste, and moneylenders were abolished, you’d collapse. And while you people are overconsuming the rest of the world sinks more and more deeply into chronic disaster.” ~ Aldous Huxley When I was a kid, Christmas was something to look forward to. […]

Some Ideas For A Christmas That Won’t Cost The Earth

“Because normal human activity is worse for nature than the greatest nuclear accident in history.” ~ Martin Cruz Smith Hello, Lovelies!I’m blogging this morning with fire in my heart. 2019’s energies are nearly here (they actually kick in on December 26) and among other things the energy of 2019 supports conscious engagement with the environment, so let’s […]

Panettone Heaven – Our Trip to The New Farm Deli

“If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?”~ Martin Scorsese Tradition has always been important to me. Maybe it’s because I’m a Virgo. Or perhaps I have Royal Blue in my Aura. Or maybe it was the way I was brought up. I’m not sure. One of my favourite traditions […]

Easy Fruitcake Rum Ball Recipe for Christmas

“You little beauty! I wait all year for these Rum Balls!” ~ Michael the Tractor Man   We live on a farm, as members of a small regional community here in the Byron Bay Shire. Each year we use the same services, eat at the same cafes, shop at the same markets. Over time the […]

A Gorgeous Assortment of Crystals!

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein   I’m surrounded by crystals right now. Many of them I’ll holding in meditation so I can channel the meaning of them, ready for my Pop-Up Store and workshops in early November. Some of them I’m channelling and putting aside to […]

How To Soak Dried Fruit For Your Christmas Cake!

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”  ~ Calvin Coolidge Do you make your own Christmas fruitcake each year? If you do it’s time to soak your fruit, in preparation for a […]

Will I be giving you a hug today? Brisbane Pop Up Shop!

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”  ~  A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh It’s finally here! Our Christmas Pop Up Shop, Channelling night and Workshops here in Brisbane. Will I get to see you today or tomorrow and give you a big hug? […]

Pop Up Shop and Brisbane Events Reminder

  “Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.”  ~  Tony Schwartz Right now I can barely move around my little farm house […]

Top 5 Christmas Sweets Recipes For You!

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”  ~  Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!   Hello, Lovelies! It’s me again Chelsi, Nicole’s VA! As Nicole gets stormed in her farm with internet and electricity cut off, […]

Christmas Gift Oracle For You!

“May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!”   ~ Author Unknown   Will you join me for a cup of tea so I can give you a little Christmas present? Here’s the tea. Come sit with me and let me tell you how glad I am to have you in […]

I have a Christmas Gift for You!

“They always gives me bath salts,” complained Nobby. “And bath soap and bubble bath and herbal bath lumps and tons of bath stuff and I can’t think why, ‘cos it’s not as if I hardly ever has a bath. You’d think they’d take the hint, wouldn’t you?” ~ Terry Pratchett* (*Apologies, because I’ve actually used […]

Day off? Yep, I’m doing it!

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” ~  Maya Angelou   It’s my busiest time of year, and somehow I seem to have gone from quietly recovering from surgery to rocketing […]

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 19 December

“Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go.” ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer “At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.” ~ Warsan Shire   […]

The Energies of December – 2016

“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.” ~ Yvonne Woon   Hello, Lovelies December is here, and after the crazy ramped-up energies that were November things are shifting back to a slower gear! December is a month for truly giving thought to who we are, where we’ve been, […]

Pop Up Shop Tomorrow and Saturday!

“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   Just one more sleep until my Brisbane Pop Up Shop, Channelling Evening and Weekend Workshops! From Friday 25 to Sunday 27 November I’ll be running a pop-up shop as […]

Nicole Cody’s November Events – Brisbane and Online!

“I’m not a teacher: only a fellow traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead – ahead of myself as well as you.” ~ George Bernard Shaw “I cannot begin to tell you how precious you are to me, and how much it means to walk this path with you. Come take my […]

I Will Not Be That Cranky Old Judgemental Lady!

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   Recently I blogged a list of ten things you probably didn’t know about me. To refresh your memory, here is number nine again: My first entrepreneurial exercise was a stall selling lemonade and […]

Christmas Full Moon – 2015

“The songs of our ancestors are also the songs of our children” ~ Philip Carr-Gomm   Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! There is a full moon tonight – Christmas Night, 2015.  (I know, I know, some of you dear readers are only up to Christmas Eve, but I’m in Australia, where it’s tomorrow already!) It […]

Ready For Going Home!

“Mr. Fred shook hands with her, said he was glad to see her, drew out a wet Coke from the machine, wiped it on his apron, and gave it to her. This is one good thing about life that never changes, she thought. As long as he lived, as long as she returned, Mr. Fred […]

Things Not To Get Me For Christmas

“We no longer live life. We consume it.” ~ Vicki Robin   When I was a kid, Christmas was something to look forward to. We’d get a new toy or two, maybe a book (mine was always books), a dress or a t-shirt, socks and undies. The toys would last us for the year, the […]

Last Minute Christmas Cooking and Gift Ideas

“Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.” ~ B.C. Forbes   It’s less than two weeks until Christmas, but there is still plenty of time to whip up a tasty treat or two to share with friends, to gift, […]

It’s Here! The Year of ME Planner – 2016

“Our soul is like a soft and gentle flower, it needs to be nurtured, cared for, tended to, with sufficient sunlight, fresh air and freedom to bloom into its most precious and beautiful form. This, my friend, is self-love.” ~ Miya Yamanouchi   I’m so proud and excited to announce… the launch of my Year […]

Come to my Christmas Party – and other cool events!

“Be merry all, be merry all, With holly dress the festive hall; Prepare the song, the feast, the ball, To welcome merry Christmas.” ~ William Robert Spencer   This Friday, December 11, I’m holding a pop-up shop and Christmas Party, and I’d love you to come! The pop-up shop will open at 3pm, and we’ll […]

A Christmas Gift for Yourself

“You’re gorgeous, you old hag, and if I could give you just one gift ever for the rest of your life it would be this. Confidence. It would be the gift of confidence. Either that or a scented candle.” ~ David Nicholls, One Day   I was talking with a girlfriend yesterday. A very organised […]

Crazy, Beautiful, Sustainable Madness

“There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.” ~ Alain de Botton   It’s a crazy time of year for me. As the end of year/beginning of the new year always is, in my line of work. I have a retreat coming up in less than two weeks. […]

Festive Christmas Fudge Recipe

“They always gives me bath salts,” complained Nobby. “And bath soap and bubble bath and herbal bath lumps and tons of bath stuff and I can’t think why, ‘cos it’s not as if I hardly ever has a bath. You’d think they’d take the hint, wouldn’t you?” ~ Terry Pratchett, Hogfather   I’ve had so […]

Dreading Christmas This Year?

“It struck him that how you spent Christmas was a message to the world about where you were in life, some indication of how deep a hole you had managed to burrow for yourself” ~ Nick Hornby, About a Boy   For many people, Christmas isn’t a Hallmark moment. It’s a time of stress and […]

Traditional Christmas Cake – Make and Mature

“I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live; I always like the gifts I get, But how I love the gifts I give!” ~ Carolyn Wells   I have so many fruit cake recipes, but if you have the time this one delivers a perfect Christmas Cake that is moist, […]

A Little Christmas Gift from Me!

“They always gives me bath salts,” complained Nobby. “And bath soap and bubble bath and herbal bath lumps and tons of bath stuff and I can’t think why, ‘cos it’s not as if I hardly ever has a bath. You’d think they’d take the hint, wouldn’t you?” ~ Terry Pratchett, Hogfather   Merry Christmas! Thank […]

My Christmas Eve Gift to Myself

“Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the […]

A Lovely Night of Normal

“Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That’s what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for?” ~ J.M. Coetzee   One of the problems of having a chronic illness like Lyme Disease is that so often you end up marginalised in your own life. If you choose to expend […]

A Christmas Gift for You!

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.”  ~ Amy Carmichael   Merry Christmas! I want to thank you for supporting me and my blog this year, so I’ve created some gifts for you. All you need to do is select the present that most appeals to you, and then scroll down to […]

An Important Message from Santa’s Reindeers

“I’d just never get the job done without my trusty Reindogs I mean Reindeer – they deserve something tasty after all that hard work!” ~ Santa Hello People! This is an important Christmas Eve Message about Santa and his Reindeer from Reindeer Bert and Reindeer Harry… It is very thoughtful for you to leave a […]

A Sleepy Kind of Christmas

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”  ~ Ernest Hemingway   Hello Lovelies! I’ll keep this short. I have spent most of the past forty-eight hours asleep, after dealing with a serious Lyme-related health incident. I’m recovering now, but I expect to be doing not much else […]

Easy Berry Parfait Recipe

“Some of the sweetest berries grow among the sharpest thorns.” ~ Scottish Proverb   Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved parfaits. They’re so pretty with their layers of deliciousness! What’s even better about this dessert is that it’s healthy enough to eat for breakfast, and fancy enough to be served at Christmas Dinner. […]

What to do if you’re on your own at Christmas

“The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”  ~ Mother Teresa   Christmas isn’t always an easy time. In fact it can be one of the hardest holidays of the year. Not every family is close, you might be a long way from home, some families are small – there might be […]

Last-Minute Christmas Cake Recipe – Quick and Easy

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”  ~ Charles M. Schulz   Did Christmas sneak up on you too this year? One minute it was 2012, and now it seems a whole year has flashed by and I missed it! Christmas Cake and Christmas Pudding is usually an elaborate ritual in our household, but […]

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

“Reindeer are flight and motion and magic in moonlight beyond all recalling, made of Christmas dreams, spun from a place beyond all fearing.” ~ Anon   A dear girlfriend and her young daughter dropped by a few days ago for a cuppa and a chat. It was a perfect opportunity to try out this Christmassy […]

Tasty Fried Rice Recipe – Easy!

It’s that time of year. Lots of Christmas leftovers, or maybe you just don’t feel like going to any trouble in the kitchen but you still want something tasty. Fried rice is one of my go-to comfort foods – endlessly able to be varied, and can be made to suit vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. Eat […]

Healing and Grounding Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation

I learn more about God From weeds than from roses; Resilience springing Through the smallest chink of hope In the absolute of concrete…. ~ Phillip Pulfrey, “Weeds,” Perspectives   Morning at our little farm – the birds are singing, the sun is shining and the day is fresh and new. I’ve already been for a short […]

Christmas as a Meditation on Kindness

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.  If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do […]

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