“Meditate, visualize and create your own reality and the universe will simply reflect back to you.” ~ Amit Ray
Do you meditate?
It’s one of the things we are practicing on retreat right now. Even a few minutes a day, done regularly, can change your life – bringing calm and increasing your ability to cope with life’s daily stresses.
But what about after meditation?
I’ve been teaching my students that those first few minutes after meditation are the perfect time for you to spend in visualisation. Simply hold a vision in your mind of the life you want to create for yourself – in any area of your life. Make it as real and immediate as you can, as though you already have that change in your life. Allow yourself to feel good about that change. And then bring yourself back into your body and go about your day.
That simple additional step of visualising after meditation, while you are still in connection with Universal Energy and calm and open to receiving will make a powerful difference to the way that you manifest in the world.
Try it. I promise you’ll be pleased that you did.
Sending lots of love and good energy to you from here at retreat, Nicole ❤xx
“Each young person is a poet of sorts, trying to sort out the poetics of their inner life and its relation to the great world around it. Each elder is a philosopher of sorts, trying to sort out the meanings and gleanings of a life as well as the necessary implications of the presence of death.” ~ Michael Meade
Many years ago, when I was in my mid-twenties, I hosted a channelling evening at my house. My sister was there, and an Aboriginal friend of ours, her mum and another Aboriginal woman who was a school teacher, and another friend who was staying with us at the time. Me, Simone, Vynette, Leanna, Liz, Tara. Six women of varying ages, sitting in circle on our lounge room floor.
I was nervous because it was one of the first times I had channelled in public, even though they were my friends. But they were very supportive, and so I closed my eyes, settled into meditation and began…
Afterwards we shared cups of tea and a lovely supper spread around my kitchen table. Leanna always brought enough food to feed an army. It’s those Aboriginal values around family and food and love. And of course I am a country girl at heart who always has well-stocked biscuit and cake tins in case visitors arrive.
I never thought anything more of that night until months later. On a crackling international phone line a woman spoke to me from America. Unbeknownst to me Leanna had taped my channelling session and posted it to a friend. Who had shared it with another friend. Finally it had arrived at this woman’s house, a farmhouse in the mid-west, and now she was inviting me to join her group of Elders.
I was the youngest by thirty-three years.
We met by teleconference, and also in meditation. We even shared emails. It became a very important group to me, one I learned much from, and one where we did regular energetic work together for the world. Just a bunch of old people at home, working magic. I was very ill back then so I had the life of an old person too. I fit right in.
In the early hours of this morning I spoke with the last member of the group. There had been twenty-eight of us, but slowly our numbers have dwindled. Last Thursday Kaya died in her sleep. Then there was only two. I spoke with Connie this morning. She is blind now, and going into care. She has cancer too and this part of the road will be short. She is done.
I am the last one standing.
I had a little cry. A big one actually. And then I rallied. It’s my turn now. My turn to repopulate the group. This is how it always is. I was young once, and now I am aging. I have wisdom and teachings of my own to share, and I am the custodian of more that have been shared with me.
“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.” ~ John O’Donohue
Have you always wanted to attend one of my residential retreats? This year we are offering only two, and next year we will be running just one – a Soul Sanctuary at the end of 2019 – because we will be conducting a spiritual pilgrimage in place of our regular program.
In March this year, not so far away, we are holding a wonderful retreat in Byron Bay, Australia. This retreat, Awakening to Spirituality, is a retreat designed to help you connect deeply into your own soul energy, to develop a spiritual practice that can guide and restore you, and to know yourself better through meditation, journalling and various metaphysical practices. And it is much more than just a retreat. The pre and post-course support gives you six weeks of mentoring, connection and learning.
We have two just places left. Will one of them be yours?
Awakening to Spirituality is completely suited to beginners, to those of you who have had absolutely no experience at all but who have a yearning to explore your spiritual and psychic side.
But don’t let that deter you if you are further along the spiritual path.
This is also a retreat for you if you want to take your own spiritual practice deeper. If you are wanting to expand your skills, strengthen your existing psychic and intuitive abilities, and stabilise them so that they become a normal and natural part of your everyday life. If you are waiting for your breakthrough to the next level of your ability this retreat is for you. If you don’t have a regular spiritual practice but wish that you did, this retreat will help you to create space in your life for being in that soul space easily and more often.
If you are hoping to attend my August Retreat – Advanced Channelling and Energy Techniques using Sacred Geometry – and you haven’t done any work with me before then this is also an important foundation course to get you ready for that event. (And if you are ready for this please contact Dana now to put your name on the waitlist for information as the course is already nearly full and we may not end up making a public offering on this one!)
Our March retreat will tune you up to the energies of this new energetic era and actively accelerate your personal and spiritual development. During our time together I will be immersing you in a spiritual and energetic world where you will connect with your own gifts, and be given exercises and activities for your personal level of ability, and which are tailored to your specific energetic skillset. There will be time on this retreat for you to seek clarification and guidance with me too, about your spiritual practice, your next steps in life, and your path of service to others.
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.
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6 weeks of metaphysical mentoring and guidance through our own online course and private forum
a 6 day residential retreat with Nicole and her team in the gorgeous Byron Bay region of Northern New South Wales, Australia
become balanced, connected and tuned up during our time together
allow us to support and mentor you every step of the way and be in the company of people who will become great friends over the course of our time together
connect you to your higher self, guides and angels
learn meditation and healing techniques
receive personalised coaching where necessary
indulge in local organic produce with our delicious bespoke catering
be supported with a kit of tools and crystals chosen specifically for you by Nicole, and charged up in the recent Supermoon events and eclipses, as well as stones carrying energies from previous astrological events and grids
everyone is welcome to apply – no matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner you will find what you need on this retreat
payment plans are always available
discounts available to all YOM members and previous retreat participants
Interested? Contact us email@example.com more information and anExpressions of Interestform. Note: If you already have your Expressions of Interest and Booking form now is the time to send them in. These places won’t last.
We look forward to hearing from you!
What Previous Participants Have Said:
‘Words can not express how amazing Nicole Cody retreats are. They really do have to be experienced. This changed my life and I really appreciate the time and effort that Nicole and Dana PA put in. So much wisdom and love surrounds Nicole – I took advantage of the payment plan – so I would highly recommend going along. I made so many lovely friends and had many breakthroughs.’ – Amanda C.
If anybody is on the fence and wondering if they can actually invest money 💰 in themselves to do this retreat 🌈 I have to tell you what ever it takes if this retreat is calling you do the things you need to to make it happen 🌸 I have attended 3 of Nicole’s courses since I discovered her blog 💫And yes life changing 🦋 I have also met so many wonderful people and you will hear the phrase “finding my tribe” thrown around a lot 🌿 You will never regret going to Beautiful Byron for a life challenging and changing experience 🌷 – Beka L
I’ll second those sentiments too. I went on a retreat 2 years ago and was so anxious but once I got there and met everyone, I was made to feel really welcome and cherished. Nothing was too much trouble and when I was ” stuck” there was plenty of support from some wonderful people. (Plus the food was awesome) – Mary P
And from my wonderful PA, Dana:
If you have ever wanted to attend a retreat with Nicole but felt you weren’t experienced enough, or that the retreat sounded a bit scary (because channelling and other things we do aren’t for everyone!), then our March “Spiritual Awakening” retreat is perfect for you! It is a very gentle beginners retreat. I cannot put into words how well Nicole, her guides, the food and the environment will nurture and support you.
I also wanted to remind you that we can work out a payment plan for you based on what works for you. Unfortunately our suppliers are putting up their prices, so this is the last time we’ll be able to offer this retreat at this price. Please don’t let money be the reason why you don’t join us. Places are starting to fill, so get in touch before we sell out!
Love and hugs to you all, Dana
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ~ Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi
It’s an interesting moon we have tonight – January 31. To start with it’s a Supermoon – a super moon is a perigree full moon, a full moon that occurs at the moon’s closest approach to earth. The moon will appear brighter and larger in the night sky than usual.
It’s also a Blue Moon – an event where we get two Full Moons in one calendar month.
The Blood Moon or Red Moon? Tonight we also have a Lunar Eclipse, and the Moon will fall behind the Earth’s shadow. As that happens the Moon will turn red in our night sky, giving it the name Blood Moon. Whether you can see the moon eclipse tonight or not, know that its energy will still be affecting you.
And finally, the Full Moon tonight falls in the astrological sign of Leo.
The spiritual energies of tonight’s Moon events are all about taking charge of our lives, and stepping into a position of authority, respect and leadership in our life. It’s a night for asking ourselves the following big questions:
What do I need to pay attention to in my life right now?
What’s my future direction?
What will make me happy?
What do I yearn to strive for?
What big decisions do I need to make?
What learning do I need to add to my current wisdom?
In summary, tonight’s Moon is empowering you to make change in your life and to gain clarity about who you are, what matters to you, and where to for you from here!
Use Google to find out when the moon will be in the night sky tonight where you live, and when the eclipse will take place. That way if you want to stay up to try and catch a glimpse of the Moon, or to Moonbathe you’ll know when the Moon will be visible above you. Then you can go stand under the Moonlight (it will still work even if the Moon is obscured from your view) and absorb the energies of the moon directly into your body.
But you can work with tonight’s Moon even if you go to bed early. Here’s how.
Build a Crystal Grid
Take a clear or smoky quartz crystal that has a point to it. It could be a natural stone or a polished one. It does not matter how big it is, so it could be a stone set into a pendant, one you can hold in your hand, or a much larger crystal than that. Work with what you have. A cluster would be great too.
You’ll also need an additional 4 small points or four small tumbled stones that are from the quartz family (think clear quartz, citrine, smoky quartz, amethyst, ametrine, rose quartz, lavender quartz, rutilated or tourmalinated quartz etc)
Take your crystals outside any time today to get them ready. Place the four small stones into a square, with the stones marking out each corner. If you are using pints, place them with the point facing inwards. You can put your stones directly onto the earth, or anywhere where they will be under the night sky. Just make sure that you ca leave them safely for 24 hours without them being disturbed. If you can’t put them on the ground place them on a wooden chopping board or tray, or a large ceramic plate. Just don’t use metal or plastic as their base. You could even use a potplant if you like! (if you are in an apartment and can’t get outside make your grid on a window sill or in front of a window where sunlight would normally shine down onto the floor)
Activate your hand chakras (don’t know how? go here) and then use your fingers to draw an imaginary white line of light to connect each of the stones by directing your hands above the stones and visualising white light like chalk to connect lines between each stone, forming the square. Congratulations, you’ve made a simple grid! Now how your hands palm down above the grid and pour white light into it until it feels energised and done.
Take the larger stone and place it in the centre of the grid. Pour white light from your hands into the stone and the offer up a prayer that everything you do be for your Highest Good. Then set your intention that this grid charge your central stone with the positive energies of the Blue Blood SuperMoon. Ask for clarity, direction, inner strength and wisdom. If you have personal questions also ask these now, and ask that you be given answers, direction or assistance with these.
The picture above is of a simple grid I made this morning, with the central cluster (it’s actually an ENORMOUS cluster weighting about 8 kilograms) holding the intention that you are all powerfully transformed in positive ways from this Moon’s energy, gifting you clarity, assistance, direction and personal empowerment.
Finally bring your hands in front of your heart in prayer pose. Close your eyes and give thanks to the Moon, and to God, your upstairs crew, Guides, Angels, Ancestors or whomever else you believe in. Also give thanks to the Earth. Stand in the Blessings Pose for as long a feels good, or until you feel a sense of calm and peace descend upon you.
Leave your stones out overnight, underneath all of this beautiful celestial energy. If you wish you can add additional stones into your grid now to charge them up. It’s okay if you need to expand the grid to fit them in by moving the corner stones out. You can even add crystal jewelry if you like (just be sure it will be safe and can’t be stolen!)
Tomorrow stand beside your grid in prayer pose and give thanks for the blessing of the stones under the Moon’s energy. To deconstruct the grid take the central stone out first. Then anything else. Take the corner stones last.
Hold the central stone or place it near you as you meditate and journal on the big questions listed above, or any personal questions you asked. Expect answers. Know that you can keep using this central stone at any time for questions of self-empowerment and life direction, because your quartz crystal will continue to hold the charge of the Moon’s energy.
PS – Want to learn more about how to work with the energies of the Moon and other astrological bodies, and practical ways to bring spirituality and metaphysical magic into your life? Come join me on retreat as I lead you on a journey to get your feet firmly on that soul path, and your heart and spirit deeply connected into a shamanic way of life. We still have a few places left for our upcoming Awakening to Spirituality Retreat on March 6 to 11 in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia. It’s a retreat suitable for complete beginners as well as anyone whose has lost their way or become rusty with a regular spiritual and intuitive practice. Details here.
“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.” ~ Norton Juster
I’ve been deeply moved by the emails and messages you’ve sent me, and the sharing you’ve made in response to my last two blog posts.
As I sat with the weight of your stories yesterday I spent time alone on the hill behind our farm in the bright sunshine, thinking about you all and our shared experiences and emotions, and then again I thought of you as I sat by the sea while the shadows grew long in the afternoon.
As the day drew to a close I began a crystal grid for you, to hold space for your unfolding, your healing and your soul journey.
I crafted the grid to help you come back to your own inner wisdom, to a sense of peace and belonging. And I infused every stone with love.
Tomorrow I’ll write more about what’s in my heart right now. Until then know that you are seen and heard, and deeply loved. Bless. Nicole ❤ xx
“Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.” ~ Paulo Coelho
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” ~ Peter F. Drucker
Today, January 16, heralds the new moon. This New Moon is in Capricorn, and its energy is particularly important. This moon is about plans, commitment, effort and consistency – not just for now but for the year ahead and even beyond that. You can use the energy of this New Moon to truly name and claim the personal or professional mountain whose peak you aspire to reach. It’s a new moon to help you reach your highest potential.
Tonight’s new moon brings a powerful energy for creating positive change and manifesting your heart’s desires. It is also a great time for connecting into your own intuitive wisdom, and deepening spiritual connection. Everything is created first in the zero-point field, that place of potent emptiness that resides as the spaces between the fabric of existence. The New Moon is potently linked to this space of possibility, where our thoughts and intents begin to shape matter itself into our new reality.
Tonight’s new moon supports us being attuned to our path for the year ahead, to claiming our dreams, and to reaching our highest potential for this lifetime. Part of this energy is also about recognising and letting go of whatever no longer serves our highest good.
If all you do is spend some time today or in the days ahead contemplating what you want to experience, create, be, manifest or share in 2018 or beyond and then shaping that into a plan that’s enough. But if you’re looking for ritual and deeper connection under the influence of the New Moon in Capricorn read on…
I’ve created a simple guided meditation and a series of rituals to help anchor your intentions using the transformational forces of the moon as she moves from this place of darkness back into light.
You can do any or all of these simple practices, and you can do them today or any time in the next seven days/nights, up until January 22, 2018.
You’ll need this simple preparation:
choose a crystal or stone to hold in meditation (If you’re using my Year of ME Planner use your 2018 stone!)
choose a second stone or crystal to return to the earth after the meditation
have a glass of water ready
have a journal and a pen
Some time today, or before your meditation tonight, take your journal and write a letter to the Universe outlining what you intend to leave behind in the past.
This could be behaviours, attitudes, situations, relationships or any other thing that weighs you down or makes you feel bad within yourself.
Start with the words ‘I now release…’ and then add your list. When your letter to the Universe is finished sign it with the words ‘And it is so.” Then sign your name and add the date.
Begin again on a new page.
Sit in reflection, and then write down what you want to have, create or do, especially those things where you have previously been blocked by fear or insecurity.
Words that can be useful to help strengthen that state of creating or manifesting include the action words:claim, invoke, manifest, intend, believe, draw to me, welcome into my life, create, become, do, transform, embrace, love, adore, cherish, make, construct, transform.
Write a second letter to the Universe, beginning with the words, ‘As I step into my Highest Potential…’
Then list the things you wish to have, create, do or be. Be as broad or specific as feels right for you. Conclude your letter with the words. ‘I claim this and more, for my Highest Good. And it is so.’ Then sign your name and date it.
Keep your pages somewhere safe, although there is no need to read them again unless you are drawn to do so.
Standing Meditation for Clearing, Shifting, Healing and Grounding
This Meditation will ground you, as it opens you up to more of your own natural energetic and psychic ability. It is very comforting for people who spend most of their day indoors, or in front of a computer.
Note: You will need your glass of water for this meditation.
Find a place outside where you can comfortably stand barefoot on the skin of the earth. If this is impossible in your climate then stand barefoot at a window or on timber floorboards. Find a place where you can do this without interruption. It is up to you what time of the day you complete your practice.
Drink half a glass of water.
Then stand barefoot on the earth (or in your chosen place) with your face turned toward the sun (or the moon if you do this at night). Can’t find the sun or moon? Just look up at the sky!
Close your eyes. Draw in sunlight through your heart chakra, or if it is night, draw in moonlight through your third eye. If it’s cloudy, draw clouds and wind and rain and all those other elements into your belly via your sacral chakra (the second one up, three finger widths below your belly button. Do this for two to five minutes. Let your body be energised, balanced and healed by the gifts of nature.
When you’re finished, drink the rest of the glass of water.
Expect to feel different in the days to come. Expect to be shown things in dreams, to become more perceptive and intuitive. If you want to work with energy or psychic skills, expect them to become stronger and clearer.
Even if you do not want to choose a life path that is more actively spiritually and psychically connected, you will become more emotionally open, more energised, and more naturally intuitive.
Thank you, for working on your own self growth. Every time we do, it lifts the energy of Mass Consciousness. Every time we clear and shift old energies, it makes its easier for ourselves and everyone else to become more open to our Soul Truth.
Simple Guided Meditation for Connecting To Your Path and Highest Potential
I’ve recorded a fifteen minute guided meditation for working with this New Moon. You can use this meditation on any evening from tonight up until January 22, 2018, or on any future new moon to come to help keep you connected into this energetic support.
Before you begin the meditation, make sure that you have two stones or crystals – one to keep for yourself and one to gift back to the earth.
When you’re ready, just click play:
After your meditation is concluded you may want to hold your personal crystal and journal any insights that have come during your meditation, or that come after. Use this personal crystal any time you want to quickly connect back into this awareness of your connection and highest potential. It is a great meditation and journalling aid.
In your own time take the second stone and return it to nature. As you place it on the ground, or cast it into a river, lake or ocean, visualise the stone anchoring light, truth peace and hope. See it as a small beacon of light that is rippling out the energies of Highest Potential all over the world.
See yourself in the same way. Thank you for helping anchor positive shift for yourself and humanity.
Holding you in my intentions, prayers and meditation,
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ~ Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi
Awakening to Spirituality Retreat – March 6 to 11, 2018, in Byron Bay Australia
Do you yearn for deeper spiritual connection? Do you know that your heart is calling you to live a more intuitive and connected life, but you’re not sure how to do that? Are you a little afraid of what opening up to Spirit may entail?
I invite you to join me on a profound journey of discovery. I designed this year’s Awakening to Spirituality mentoring retreat for those people who have inherent intuitive and spiritual gifts but who are unsure how to tap into them, or best use them.
Let me and my Guides help get you firmly walking on your spiritual path, particularly if you feel the call, but are not sure how to start, or if you want to work with others but lack the courage to use your gifts and live your dreams. This retreat is also good for those people who’ve become stuck or lost their direction! No matter what your spiritual or religious beliefs this retreat will support you to explore that connection deeply and in truly meaningful ways.
I believe that our lives become fulfilling and satisfying by honouring our soul’s need for connection and by using our potential to do good in the world through contributing our unique talents, gifts and knowledge. Let me help you honour these gifts that you have been given, and the intentions you have as a soul for your growth and contribution in this lifetime. The spiritual journey is necessarily one of healing, and we will be focusing on the importance of asking for Universal Help and then creating space within our lives to allow connection, guidance and healing to happen on a physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual level. This helps us to deal with energetic blockages, resistance to our path, and to create positive flows of energy and spiritual guidance within our lives.
As you begin to connect with your inner wisdom, Universal Energy/God and your Guides, so you will become empowered in making choices more aligned with who you are on a Soul Level.
On this retreat we will:
Learn The Habits – a daily process that takes only minutes but that connects, grounds and supports us throughout our day
create our own sacred space with a spiritual altar that you will be able to then reconstruct at home
cover what spiritual awakening actually is and what to do with that. I will also introduce my Guides, and conduct several channelled sessions with them, giving you the opportunity to ask THEM questions too!
connect you to your guides and angels
learn what vibration is, how to become conscious of yours, and how to use it in your life
learn meditation techniques for spiritual growth and connection
learn meditations for healing ourselves
use intuitive tools to support your journey and to obtain guidance
access the dream state to heal and grow, and to deepen our psychic connection
learn simple hands-on energy healing techniques
learn how to tune in to our best direction in life, love and business
craft tools and talismans for your spiritual journey
This is a gentle, restorative and supportive retreat, where you will be mentored and guided by me and my team every step of the way, and in the company of people who will become great friends over the course of our time together.
No matter how much of a beginner you feel, or how long it has been since you have had a regular spiritual practice you will find what you need on this retreat.
My Meditation Practice for this Group:
Before the Retreat begins, I choose a bead for each of you, and string it into a meditation mala. The bead will have a shape and texture that makes it individual within the group,just like you. Next, I spend significant time in prayer and meditation for YOU, asking what you most need, and how I can best help you.
Then I put together your kit. Each kit is personal and designed for your specific energetic and spiritual needs. The kit has everything you need for the duration of the course, including a personal crystal chosen by me, and programmed just for you. The kit will be given to you at our introduction session.
For two weeks prior to the course commencement, during the course, and for two weeks following the completion of our activities, I will meditate for you and the group twice a day; once in the morning, and once in the evening, for a total of four hours. During this time I will send you healing, work on you energetically, and help lift you into the space that will best serve you. It’s an act of huge devotion, and everyone who has worked with me has felt the effects of my efforts during these meditation sessions.
If you’d like more information, or feel that you are called to join us please contact my PA, Dana Hartnell at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you what you need! Once again the dates are 6 to 11 March, 2018, at beautiful Byron Bay, Australia. All YOMMERS receive a discount for attendance at this event. Please let Dana know if that’s you. And do be quick to reserve a place, as my courses full quickly.