Here You Are On Our Retreat Grid!

“My father used to say that stories are part of the most precious heritage of mankind.” 
~  Tahir Shah

 

As promised, here is a picture of our crystal grid here at retreat, which is very much still a work in progress.

This grid sits in the centre of our hall, on my Nana’s round lace tablecloth (it is nearly one hundred years old and was crocheted by Gran Heppell, Nana’s mum, for my Nan’s Glory Box. When I was fourteen Nana gave it to me.)

Each day we have added stones, starting with a massive Amethyst Light Library Point, and then an Elestial and a Lemurian Double terminated milky quartz, some raw rose quartz and amethyst. Later we added quartz points, raw black tourmaline, tumbled quartz, rose quartz, tourmaline in quartz, selenite, citrine, blue howlite and amazonite.

With each addition to the grid we have meditated and added energy to the stones. For every stone that represents a person or family myself or one of my students has held that stone, charged it with Light, programmed your names and our intentions into the stone, and then placed that stone in the grid with much love. If you stood here with us now, feeling this grid, you’d swoon with the overwhelming energy of it all.

My intention for this particular grid is that it allow all participants to step further and further into clarity, flow, purpose and clear life direction for 2018, supported by healthy self-esteem, intuition and life choices. I intend for the grid participants to move into abundance, in a way that magnetises them to the right relationships, opportunities and situations for their happiness and highest good. Essentially it’s a grid to help you grow, become more intuitive and emotionally satisfied, and to realise more of your full potential.

*Update: The grid is now concluded, and we thank you for taking part. All people who asked were added to the grid, and we also programmed a stone for all the YOMMERS (Year of ME Program) and one for all of our Cauldrons and Cupcakes crew – so be assured you were included!

Much love, Nicole  xx

PS – Want to buy some amazing crystals that were chosen and channelled by me, or learn some new spiritual skills? Our Brisbane Pop Up Shop and workshops will be held on 15 and 16 December. I’ll have a beautiful array of stones, as well as singing bowls, prayer shawls and journal, crystal jewelry, oracle and tarot cards and copies of my 2018 Planner and Planner  Crystal Sets.

Activities at our December event include a channelling evening with me and my Guides discussing the energies of 2018, and two workshops – one on creating a vision boards, and one for learning to use oracle and tarot cards and how to take this skill more deeply using journalling and crystals. We’d love you to come join us. More details here.

Join us in our Retreat Crystal Grid!

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” 
~  Mother Teresa

Hello, Lovelies!

We’re starting our Working with Crystals retreat today in beautiful Byron Bay.

On every retreat I create a crystal grid in the centre of the room that holds a specific intent and energy for the group. This time I will be teaching my students how to make a grid, and they will help me to construct it.

Which is where you come in.

My intention for this particular grid is that it allow all participants to step further and further into clarity, flow, purpose and clear life direction for 2018, supported by healthy self-esteem, intuition and life choices. I intend for the grid participants to move into abundance, in a way that magnetises them to the right relationships, opportunities and situations for their happiness and highest good. Essentially it’s a grid to help you grow, become more intuitive and emotionally satisfied, and to realise more of your full potential.

We’re going to program a central crystal to hold that intention, and then place stones for individuals and groups (eg families or a community) too.

If you’d like us to include you please let us know in the comments below, or over on my facebook page.

My budding crystal masters and I will be so pleased to add you into our grid, and to hold positive space for you as we close out 2017 and welcome the energies of the new year.

I’ll post photos as it unfolds. Both the pictures here are from previous retreats, and the pictures in no way do them justice. (The curly red things in the photo below are friendship bracelets which we charged up in the grid and then wore! I wore mine for over a year before it finally fell off in the surf at Byron one morning as I went for a swim.)

Much love, Nicole  xx

 

 

The Crystal Farmer of Byron Bay

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 

We live on an organic farm, tucked in the hills behind Byron Bay. Our main focus is organic heritage citrus, beef cattle and bush tucker (Bunya nuts and herbs). But we have come to do a very good additional line of earthed and energetically charged crystals.

Our land holds an abundance of ancient trees and wildlife, and expanses of soft green grass and leaf litter where it is possible for me to lay stones out on the earth beneath these trees, or under open skies or where the various animals (eagles, koalas, platypus, wallabies, powerful owls etc) make their homes.

Neighbours have laughingly begun to call me a crystal farmer because I always seem to be planting or harvesting stones as I charge them up for my retreats and workshops.

In the giant shed where Ben houses his tractors I have row upon row of pallet racking, in which there are all of my boxes of stones. The boxes and crates are carefully marked. I have stones that have been in grids through such varied astrological events as the Mars, Saturn, Mercury Venus and Jupiter alignment of 2000 (this was on another farm, under wide open skies and nights crowded with stars) the 2012 Transit of Venus, the total solar eclipse of 2012, a partial solar eclipse in 2014, the transit of Mercury in 2016 and many supermoons and comet showers.

I also have crates for stones that have been in grids such as my 2016 Ancestors and Songlines grid, as well as stones that have been charged with the energies of plants, places and weather.

To do this energetic charging I lay out crystals on the earth (mostly – sometimes I place individual in trees or even in our creeks and waterholes) in various patterns that conform to the principles of sacred geometry, after which I leave them for a prescribed period of time.

Later I go back to harvest them, digging them out of the earth or from between the grass where it has grown long. All the crystals are then cleaned and placed into storage, ready for use.

I even charge up the stones we use in jewellery and mandala making.

Sometimes I play my Tibetan Singing Bowl over them, or I will tone and sing the songs my Aboriginal Aunties or other elders have taught me.

Eventually we harvest the stones. If the grid is very big I will often call upon Ben and our friends or neighbours to assist with bringing up the stones for me to clean and sort. It’s a lot of work, but once they are harvested and stored away they maintain that energy, ready for use at some future date.

Now we have our Crystal retreat, our mini-retreat and workshop, and our Christmas pop up shop and events coming up, as well as the Crystal Packs for our 2018 Year of ME Planner, we’ve been down in the shed for days, sorting and gathering and allocating stones. I’m bringing out some rare and precious ones for my students, and a few for sale.

And already I am planning a gigantic spiral grid of stones for the total lunar eclipse on January 31 in 2018.

So I guess it’s true – I’m a crystal farmer. I like to think of my harvested stones as the seeds that will help you to grow as you seek your own inner space, soul connection and intuitive path.

We’d love to see you at any of our events, or as part of our growing community of like-minded souls in 2018. You can click on the links to view our events for the remainder of this year. Information about our online community and 2018 courses will be available soon. As well as our community and year-long course and support we have an Awakening to Spirituality retreat for waking up your psychic and intuitive abilities in March 2018, and Advanced Channelling and Energy Techniques using Sacred Geometry in August 2018 – contact my wonderful PA Dana to put your name down on the list to receive more info about those on our pre-release list – she’s at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com

I’m really excited to share this journey with you, and I hope that one day you get to hold one of these special stones.

Sending so much love your way, Nicole  xx

 

And the October Stones Winner is…

“Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones – maybe only the stones – understood.”
~ Annie Dillard

 

Hello, Lovelies!

I’ve so enjoyed reading about your creative projects, why you need creative energy and inspiration, and looking at the photos you posted for us here at Cauldrons and Cupcakes as part of our October Stones giveaway.

After much deliberation, the winner of the October Meditation Stones is…

SATISHA YOUNG

Congratulations, Satisha! Can you please contact Chelsi at chelsi@cauldronsandcupcakes.com with your contact details and postal address?

We’ll get these stones to you soon, Satisha. I know you’re going to love them!

I’ll be giving away a set of stones every month between now and December, so there are still more chances for you to win. Stay tuned and I’ll tell you about November’s stones next week.

Biggest love and hugs to all of you, Nicole   xoxo

10 Reasons Why You Need My End-Of-Year Retreat!

“Reach deep within, and reconnect with the essence of your being.” 
~  Bryant McGill

 

Do you need some time for recharging, reconnecting and being re-inspired? In late November I’ll be running my final residential retreat for 2017 in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia. It’s a special time of year for my team and I. We plan this retreat, no matter what the content focus might be, as a week of Soul Sanctuary – time for self-nurture, friendship, reflection, planning and the foundation of some truly life-changing habits.

This year’s theme is ‘Working With Crystals’.

Here are 10 reasons why you might need to be a participant on this retreat:

  1.  If you’ve always wanted to meditate and you don’t know how, or can’t seem to get into that space on your own, come join us. I’ll teach you a range of simple meditation techniques, including using crystals in meditation. You’ll also get to make a meditation mala to take home with you!
  2. If you are attracted to crystals, and own a few, but have no idea what to do with them, we can help you. This retreat is a Crystals 101 course – aimed at building a solid foundation of skills to help you choose, use and enjoy working with crystals in lots of different and helpful ways. Meditations, grids, mandalas, healing stones and talismans – we explore it all.
  3. If you want to explore and develop your psychic and intuitive skills in a safe and supportive environment, we’ll walk you through the basics and a few extra little steps, using easy and straight-forward methods.
  4. If you’d like to learn how to use tarot and oracle cards intuitively, to give readings for yourself and others, even if you’ve never done anything like this at all, come hang out with us. (And don’t worry if you’re already great at this because I’ll have some new insights for the old hands!)
  5. If you’ve ever used bush flower, bach or crystal essences, and wanted to learn how to make them for yourself, we’ll be showing you at retreat. You’ll take some home in your toolkit, and be gifted one made by Nicole just for you!
  6. If you’ve been interested in reiki or hands-on healing and energy work, but don’t know what to do, we’ll be teaching you some really simple techniques you can use for yourself, your loved ones and your pets.
  7. If you’d love a week of seasonal organic local ingredients, showcasing the best that the Byron Shire has to offer, lovingly prepared as high-vibration meals cooked by our own personal chef and her team – so that you leave retreat feeling healthy, nurtured and well nourished – this retreat is for you.
  8. If you’re hankering for connection with like-minded people, the chance to make new friends, and to work with a teacher who mentors you and holds space for you to be your very best self, a teacher who goes above and beyond in her connection with you, we’re your people. Come join us.
  9. If you want to actually make things, feel things and engage your heart and hands, you’ll love this very practical and hands-on retreat.
  10. If you want next year to be different, and to make the most of the energies of 2018, you need this retreat. 2018 is fast approaching, and its heart-centred energies support connection, collaboration, communication and community. It will be a year for expressing ourselves in the world, for starting and growing life-changing projects, for truly becoming more and offering more of our gifts, talents and wisdom. This Retreat will help you to understand the energies and opportunities of 2018, and get you started with a plan, a full spiritual tool-kit and a personal session with Nicole, focusing on how to make the most of the year ahead.

And did I mention crystals? Such a wonderful array to work with, and some special stones to take home!

My retreats are much more than just a learning environment. They are a safe place for your Soul to evolve. They are a coming together of like-minded people for sharing and connection, and they are a journey that will accelerate your understanding of and love for yourself and your place in the world.

You’ll go home after Retreat relaxed, well-fed (the food is divine!), energised and with a full toolkit of crystals, a solid spiritual practice for your own ongoing development, new friendships, peace in your heart, and a warm glow from being nurtured, supported and revitalised.

This week will suit everyone from complete beginners to those of you who are advanced in your personal or professional practice. It’s also a week where you will be able to recharge after the big year that 2017 has been, and where you will be able to prepare yourself for the new year and all its possibilities.

To find out more email my wonderful PA, Dana Hartnell, directly at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com and she’ll send you some more information and an Expression of Interest form just as soon as she can.

We look forward to having you join us for a very special and transformative experience.

Much love, Nicole ❤ xoxo

 

October Stones – A New Competition For You

Creativity takes courage ~ Henri Matisse

 

Hello Lovelies

Every day in October I am meditating with these two stones – stones that feel comfortable as I hold them in my hands, stones which are being infused with the energy of my love, intentions and meditations. At the end of October, I shall give them away to a reader, along with a personalised guided meditation made just for the winner.

Let me introduce you to these two stones. The first stone is basalt with seams of milk quartz and it holds the energies of the ocean and the earth. It is an anchoring stone, and it comes from Belongil Beach in Byron Bay, which is a place of great healing and transformation.

The energies and intention infused into the Byron Bay Beach Rock are that the holder comes to know a true sense of creative direction and that inspiration and imagination become gifts to lift you out of stuckness and back into flow.

This beach stone is the Anchoring Stone, which helps us to stay grounded, clear and calm, connecting into our bodies, and to the earth and nature. It’s a nurturing and comforting stone, and holding it brings me to a state of profound inner quiet.

 

The second is a Lemurian Singing Quartz, from the wilds of Tasmania. It’s a very strong energy stone with deep ridges along its sides that can be stroked during meditation. This activates the stone just the way you’d open a filing cabinet to access the files inside. Holding this stone makes me feel hopeful, positive and alive! The Quartz is the Connection Stone, enabling us to connect into our intuition, Higher Self, Guides, Ancestors and the Divine. My intention is that this Singing Quartz helps you to hear your inner voice and to access your creative gifts. It supports imagination, clear vision and passion for life.

Used together in meditation these stones will help you to find your inner creative energy, and remove blocks to self-expression and flow of ideas and art.

 

Instructions on how to win these stones:

Do one of any of the following;

  1. Write a comment on this post or our Facebook page, and let us know why you need creative energy and inspiration. Feel free to add a picture of your creative project or something that inspires you to be creative.
  2. Post a picture on Instagram of your creative project or something that inspires you to be creative with the hashtag #CandCProject  and in your description explain why you want to win these stones
  3. Send us an email to chelsi@cauldronsandcupcakes.com explaining why you want to win these stones
  4. Write a comment on this post telling us why you want to have these stones

This competition closes on October 31st at 8 pm Brisbane time, and I’ll announce the winner on November 2nd.

I’ll be giving away a set of stones every month between now and December, so there are plenty of chances for you to win.

Hugs and love, Nicole    xoxo

 

And the September Stones Winner is…

May crystals give you power!
~ Isabel Walbourne

 

Hello, Lovelies!

I’ve so enjoyed reading about your happy places, and looking at the photos you posted for us here at Cauldrons and Cupcakes as part of our September Stones giveaway.

After much deliberation, the winner of the September Meditation Stones and personalised meditation giveaway is…

STEPH PRICE

Congratulations, Steph! Can you please contact Chelsi at chelsi@cauldronsandcupcakes.com with your contact details and postal address?

 

Tomorrow I’ll post the crystals I’m giving away for October. I know you’re going to love them!

I’ll be giving away a set of stones every month between now and December, so there are still more chances for you to win.

Biggest love and hugs to all of you, Nicole   xoxo