We Got 3 Million Views!!!!

“Use the wings of the flying Universe,
Dream with open eyes;
See in darkness.”

~ Dejan Stojanovic

 

Goodness!

Somehow in the past few days we have reached a new magical number.

Three million views.

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It’s a long way from when I started this blog, thinking no-one would ever read it, and being ecstatic when my daily readership hit two figures. (Eleven. I got eleven readers in one day!!!)

So, I just wanted to say thank you.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for the gift of friendship. Thanks for the beautiful community that you have helped to create. Thanks for sharing the journey with me, and for being with me through the good times and life’s challenges too.

You’re the reason I get up every morning and keep writing.

You’re in my daily thoughts, my prayers and my meditations as I think about how best to serve you, to help you, to share with you.

You’ve become family, and I’m so very grateful to have you in my life.

Sending you the very biggest hugs and love,

and a celebratory cupcake with magical healing powers too. Cos cupcakes!

❤ Nicole xoxo

What Happens When Someone Believes In You

“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”
~ Richelle E. Goodrich

 

Memoir is a funny thing for taking you walking into places you would rather not remember. I was thinking, last night, of a time when I had all but given up on myself.

1987.

I was so young then. Barely just begun at University. In a body that was falling apart. In a life that was falling apart. An over-achiever who was failing at everything. And in that terrible place of not being believed when I said that something was wrong.

For something was wrong. Very wrong.

For months I woke bathed in sweat and wrestled fevers through the day. My joints ached and swelled. My heart thumped in my chest and missed a beat or two whenever it felt like it.

The music I’d been been able to read since I was a small child became a spaghetti tangle on the page. I lost my ability to remember information or to place things into a logical sequence of events. Numbers became meaningless.

I forgot where I lived, and the names of people whom I’d known for years.

I fell down in the street, my legs giving way beneath me for no reason.

My legs jigged and danced in bed at night, no matter how I tried to keep them still.

And there was pain. So much pain. Ice-picks being buried in my head. Nerve pain roaring behind my left eye and rendering me sightless from that orb for days on end. Cramping pain. Dull pain. Electrical pain. Sharp pain. It moved all round my body, making a liar of me. No-one has pain like that. Except that I did.

Then there were the rashes that came and went. Exhaustion so overwhelming that it was all I could do some days to lift my head from the pillow. Infection after infection.

So much of my life became blurred. Slowly I was losing myself. That much I knew.

Our family doctor told me that I had women’s troubles, and prescribed valium.

A second doctor suggested anti-depressants, and theorised that I didn’t have the heart for serious study. Why not become a shop assistant or a secretary instead? Or surely I had a nice boyfriend I could marry? Motherhood was very satisfying, I was told, even though modern girls thought they knew better.

When I continued to question my diagnoses, and to ask for my doctors to be more investigative I was referred to a psychiatrist.

Who sent me to a neurologist, just to be thorough. Where I promptly spiked a fever and collapsed. So the neurologist sent me to his friend, Doctor Richard Kemp, the Head of Infectious Diseases at the same hospital.

Doctor Richard Kemp was a man who listened. He was a man who cared. He took the time to conduct all manner of investigation over several weeks. Finally he concluded that I was suffering from an infection. His tests could not isolate it, but he was sure. It was like AIDS without the HIV he told me.

Doctor Kemp also told me, regretfully, that he was unable to treat me because he had no definitive diagnosis.

After which he said something remarkable. I believe you, he said. You know your body better than anybody else, and you know that something is wrong. I know that too. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. Hold to your guns. Don’t give up. One day you will be proven right.

In my darkest days I have held on to that the way a drowning man would cling to a lifeline. To have someone believe in you and encourage you is a powerful thing.

Life-changing, actually. Because after that I began to fight, and since then I have never turned my back on me.

Fast forward to 2013 where I received a definitive diagnosis that proved Dr Kemp correct. I have lyme disease. It is an insidious infection that has rampaged through thirty years of my existence, and that – prior to my diagnosis – had almost killed me as I sat in cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure, with a brain full of lesions and almost every major system in my body broken.

 

A big part of the reason I have endured is the encouragement I received from that kind doctor. I am still here. Still here, and now finally, because of treatment I am getting better day by day.

 

Who can you reach out to and support? Who can you encourage?

A few words, honestly stated, may mean more than you can ever know to someone who could use a self-belief boost. Destinies can be changed. Futures can be created. Lives can be saved.

 

And for those of you who are struggling? Please, don’t give up on yourself. You just never know when that breakthrough or answer or guiding light will come.

Holding you in my meditations and prayers, Nicole ❤ xx

 

A Message Just For You!

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Image by szefei/Shutterstock

“Sometimes, I wish my table stretched far enough that I could invite you all here for afternoon tea, cupcakes and hugs.” ~ Nicole Cody

 

Today, all I really want to say is Thank You.

Thank you for being my friend.

Thank you for all of your love and support.

Thank you for reading.

Thank you for your encouragement, your sharing, your vulnerability and your wisdoms.

Thank you for being part of my community.

I love you, and I hold you in my thoughts, prayers and meditations every day.

Know that you mean so much to me!

Nicole ❤ xx

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Come Join Us For the Year of ME!

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

 

Hello, Lovelies!

I’ve had so many people ask me whether it was too late to start using my Year of ME Planner, or to join the year-long course and community that I’ve created a special half-year intake.

You can now buy the Year of ME Planner for June to December 2016 for $15 AUD, or buy a package that gives you the Planner and seven months access to our online course and community for just $155 AUD or $26 per month.

I’m so proud of this lovely little Planner! I developed it from a system I’ve used with great success in my own life for many years. With my Planner I’ve been able to create a fulfilling life and a thriving business, all while I’ve been chronically ill and mostly working at home in my pyjamas in between naps or bouts of being bed-ridden. It’s a very gentle and user-friendly system that will nurture your soul and help you work towards your dreams in practical ways that can also adapt to life’s unexpected turns.

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The Planner encourages you to use journalling, oracle cards and self-reflection. It has inbuilt affirmations, month-by-month guidance and techniques for extreme self-care. I’ve incorporated solid management tools alongside intuitive ones. There are Lucky Dips and Magical Carrots! This Planner reflects your need to live from the heart, honouring your spirit as well as your mind.

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If I was to sum up the energies of 2016 in one word, that word would be LAUNCH. It is a year for expressing yourself authentically in the world, taking new directions and finding new ways of being, for starting and growing life-changing projects, for truly becoming more of who you are. A year that demands honesty and space for being yourself, sharing your gifts and moving into the flow of creativity and abundance. And there is still so much year left to work with.

To really take advantage of a year like this you need a practical tool – one that helps you to make a map and then navigate that map to your destination. It’s not too late to start, and there’s so much support for you here.

The Year of ME Planner is helping our community to reconnect to their own inner wisdom and intuition, and to put time and energy into themselves and their dreams. Our YOM-ers (Year of ME community!) have already been able to do such things as create their own businesses, finally find some time for hobbies and projects, stick to a fitness routine, take a well-deserved holiday, and be kinder to themselves.

To find out more click here to visit my shop!

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PS: There’s an extra-special reason to join the community this year too. All of my Foundation Members (people who joined this year) will have access to a code that will lock you into this year’s full-year price when I launch my bigger, brighter all kinds of other lovely things community next year. And as long as you remain a member you’ll only ever have to pay that price forever. No matter how many extra resources and materials I add.

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An Amazingly Ordinary Fabulous Day!

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“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.”
~ William Martin, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents

 

Ordinary.

It sounds so boring, doesn’t it?

Except that it’s not.

As someone who has suffered chronic illness for decades, ordinary has long been a pipe-dream for me. To be ordinary, to have the energy of an ordinary person and to do ordinary things over the course of an ordinary day? Wow! WOW! That would be amazing!!!

Yesterday I had one of those days. An ordinary one. I woke early and meditated, helped my husband stack windfallen timber on burn piles, and then dragged the hose around my vegetable gardens and new fruit trees before we headed out to the markets and breakfast at a favourite cafe.

After breakfast we came home and I did a load of washing, and then worked on a new draft of my Year of ME Planner (stay tuned – it’s not too late if you haven’t started. I’m launching a mid-year intake on my course, and there is a June to December version of the Planner to help you make the most of the remaining half of this year! We’ll be launching Monday 23rd of May – or Sunday 22nd if you live on the other side of the world.).

2016-05-20 11.27.40Then I sat in the sunshine and coached two of my Deluxe Year of ME students via skype, and did an emergency reading for a client.

Washing off the line, the hose dragged up into the orchard to deep-soak a few fruiting trees, and a big pot of chilli made and on the stove for dinner.

Course uploads and a recording for one of my groups. A few facebook messages and comments on posts.

After dinner there was time to work on my memoir. A whole chapter rewritten before shower, meditation and bed.

It was a full day.

My brain worked.

My body worked.

I had energy.

I was happy and engaged and so, so positive and clear about my direction and my various projects.

At day’s end I wrapped myself in my blankets and promptly fell asleep. After a moment of worrying as to whether I had overdone it…

And this morning I woke after a great sleep, stretched, meditated and began the day feeling as good as I did yesterday.

Wow.

I think this is what well must feel like. Whatever it is, sign me up for more!

Ordinary is extraordinary. It’s deliciousness on a stick.

Hugs and love from a very grateful and slightly emotional Nicole xx

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Feeling a Shift!

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“Cultivating an attitude of gratitude begins with counting your blessings. In simpler terms, gratitude is expressing thanks for gifts we receive. Genuine gratitude helps us to see the little things in life that are often overlooked, yet so precious.”
~ Dana Arcuri

 

Every morning I wake up very early, and then I meditate for myself and others and send healing and love. Without fail. Unless I am on death’s door, and even then my routine doesn’t really vary. I may just come to my morning ritual after sunrise rather than before.

I also include you, the readers of my blog, in my meditations. I feel a deep energetic connection with you all, and a need to extend my meditations to include you and your families and immediate situations.

 

After my meditation I give thanks, and count my blessings.

This morning as I sat in that space my heart was so full that tears flooded down my face, and I had no words at all. Just emotion.

Right now I am in meditation twice a day for the students who will be attending my Accelerated Channeling Retreat in 10 days time. I do this meditation after my usual morning ritual, and it takes me an extra hour.

I could feel a profound shift in the energy of my students this morning.

When I tuned in further, it was as if the entire consciousness of the world had shifted.

Just a tiny shift. But a shift amplified by so many billions of people is a mighty shift indeed.

I still have no words for the feeling this shift has stirred in me.

We needed this shift.

Part of me expects that I will step outside my front door this morning and everything will be sparkling rainbows and light. That the world will look a little more magical and a little less everyday. Yet another part of me knows it will all look the same, even though the energy is different.

Can you feel it?

Can you feel a shift in you? Or a change in the air? A reorientation somehow? A deeper connection?

I’d love to hear from you!

Sending so much love your way,

Nicole xoxo

 

Dear Lightworker, Let Yourself Rest

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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
~ John Lubbock

 

Dear Lightworkers,

I know that some of you are feeling incredibly weary right now. Unnaturally tired. Exhausted to the bone. Even though you are excited about 2016 and the unfolding energies of the year. Even though there is no sensible reason for you to be this fatigued. So I just wanted to reach out to you today, and give you some encouragement.

It’s been a long time coming, this new energetic era we are in, post 2012. Some of you have incarnated over and over and over again, holding space and waiting. Waiting for the world to come back into flow.

Thank you. Thank you for all that you are and all that you have done.

In those lifetimes and in this one, many of you have suffered because of who you are, your beliefs, your practices, your journey, your need to live true to your soul.

Empaths, intuitives, psychics, spiritual souls led by heart – all of you have struggled as you have lived in a world of dense energy, a world essentially hostile to sensitives.

But we’re in that new era now. It gets easier from here. The vibration is lifting, the planet’s consciousness is shifting. In large part thanks to all of you. And that’s why you’ve hung in here for the long haul, lifetime after lifetime, to get to this place.

It’s as if your soul has been toiling up an enormous mountain, through every kind of weather, through landslides and storms and unrelenting sun. Often, completely on your own.

Now you’re at the top. The view in front of you is great. Grassy plains stretch out behind you. You’re here. You’ve arrived. It’s beautiful. You’ve made it!

No wonder you’re tired.

So rest a little.

Rest a lot.

Rest as much as you need.

Because now the real work begins. Not the holding space thing. I mean the true work. Your reason for being.

Well done. You’ve made it, and you’re right where you need to be. The world will wait while you regroup after all of that toil. So rest, my friends, rest.

I love you.

Thank you.

Bless ❤ xoxo