My 2017 Christmas Gift Oracle For You With Love!

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”  ~ Charles Dickens   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 […]

It’s here! Our Channelling Recordings are Now Available

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength;  mastering yourself is true power.”  ~  Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching On December 15 we held a Channelling Night at our Brisbane Pop Up Event where I channelled my Guides Rollo, Sokli and Silith so that they could share information and insights about the […]

Strengthening our Essence

“Living is about capturing the essence of things. I go through my life every day with a vial, a vial wherein can be found precious essential oils of every kind! The priceless, fragrant oils that are the essence of my experiences, my thoughts. I walk inside a different realm from everybody else, in that I […]

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 […]

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 […]

A ‘Renovator’s Delight’ Is Rarely A Good Relationship Choice!

“There is only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best.”  ~  Doris Lessing   In Australia we have a term for houses that need a stupid amount of work to make them habitable. We call them Renovator’s Delights, and you can be sure that anything that […]

Stop the Hustle! Resting and Healing Is Work Too!

 “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~  Rumi   In the northern hemisphere on August 21 we experienced a total solar eclipse. Do you remember? That momentary quietening of the sun’s energies allowed a ramping up of our intuition. The eclipse also heralded […]

The Energies of November – 2017

“…the whole ‘know thyself’ thing isn’t a journey to a fixed destination. Learning about myself changes me, forcing me to learn more. ‘Know thyself’ isn’t a goal; it’s a road.”  ~  Garon Whited   Hello, Lovelies Here we are at November. Energetically it’s a month for knowing ourselves deeply, for healing old hurts and for prioritising […]

Getting Ready For November Energies

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”  ― Jalaluddin Rumi   November is nearly here. Energetically it’s a month for knowing ourselves deeply, for healing old hurts and for prioritising and redesigning our lives so that they better represent the person we are and the person we want to […]

Crying Over Sushi

“There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly?”  ~  Erin Hanson   Yesterday was quite a remarkable day for me. In the morning I drove to the other side of town for a meeting with an illustrator […]

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 […]

The Energies of October – 2017

“This is how it works. I love the people in my life, and I do for my friends whatever they need me to do for them, again and again, as many times as is necessary. For example, in your case you always forgot who you are and how much you’re loved. So what I do […]

Want To Learn How To Use Crystals?

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”  ~  J.K. Rowling I’ve collected crystals and stones since I was a small child. Over time – through my own meditations, from my Guides, my Aboriginal Aunties and a few wise Elders – I have come […]

We’re On Retreat!

“God is all that exists. Every stone, flower, tree, animal and human being are on a spiritual journey to recognize their true self, their divine essence.”  ~  Swami Dhyan Giten   Today we move into our week-long meditation retreat. It’s a time to go within. A time of discovery, connection and revelation. A gift to ourselves […]

Love and Devotion Look Like This

“Rather than remain a sealed jar, she sought only to pour herself out to others. Everything she did mirrored her faith. It was as though every waking hour of the day she was devoted to pleasing her God by serving others. This God that she worshiped consumed her. It didn’t ask for a brief visit […]

How to Do a Birthday Tarot Or Oracle Spread

“A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.”  ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie   Every year, on the day of my birthday or sometime soon after, I do a Birthday Spread – an oracle or tarot card reading for myself for the year ahead. A ‘spread’ is simply a layout of cards, and I […]

And the Winner is…

“As I walk through the wilderness, my eyes and my heart are pulled towards the thicket, the ever-changing landscapes, the gentle daisy and the old beloved stones; as I marvel at the timeless complexities of creation, Nature never disappoints me.”  ― Amelia Dashwood   We had so many entries for our meditation stones competition! It was […]

Disturbing Dreams and Strange Comforts

“Use the wings of the flying Universe,  Dream with open eyes;  See in darkness.”  ~  Dejan Stojanovic   One of the things my Aboriginal Aunties taught me when I lived in the Kimberley was that night flying would become a very important part of my healing business. During the night while I was asleep my […]

What Does It Mean When You Keep Pulling The Same Oracle Or Tarot Card?

“Repetition rings a bell!”  ~  Ernest Agyemang Yeboah I received an email last week, and then another and then another. They all said the same thing although they were written by different people, so I’ll quote just one of them below, which can stand for all the other ones just like it: Dear Nicole, I […]

Temple of Light Meditation Retreat – Just a few places left!

“The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.”  ~  Thich Nhat Hanh   My next residential retreat –  Temple of Light ™ Shamanic Meditation Retreat, to be held at Sangsurya, Byron Bay, Australia, from […]

Feather Oracle – For Inspiration and Guidance

Image by Rachel Mitchel “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” ~ Emily Dickinson Every night at my farm a big owl alights on my clothesline. I feel very safe and loved in the presence of this owl. […]

Turquoise – A Great Stone For Healers and Empaths

“A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune.” ~ Arabic proverb   Last week I made a simple turquoise and rose quartz necklace for a friend, and it has been charging up in one of my amethyst caves ever since. I’ll give it to her today – a gift […]

Stones, Crystals and Meditation Magic

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” ~ Caroline Myss   I have long been a meditator. In fact it has been a daily practice for me since adolescence. Even with my recent bout of ill-health I haven’t missed a day. It’s as much a […]

We’re On Retreat!

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” ~ Robert Frost   This morning we begin our next residential retreat, Beginners Channelling, here in Byron Bay. My bags are packed and the ute is packed and we will soon leave the farm and travel the short distance down the road to our retreat destination. The […]

Morning Healing Meditation Mandalas

“Outside the open window The morning air is all awash with angels.” ~ Richard Wilbur, Collected Poems, 1943-2004 “The period between four and six in the morning is called the Brahmamuhurta, the Brahmic time, or divine period, and is a very sacred time to meditate. ” ~ Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras   And now […]

Acceptance – A Short Documentary about Owning Who You Are

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.”  ~ A.A. Milne “You are always welcome at my table.” ~ Nicole Cody   Last year I invited my friend Kerry Warnholtz to come spend some time with me as I prepared for and then ran my Chakra Wisdoms retreat. Kerry is a […]

The Energies of February – 2017

“If nothing else in this long and short life, let me be true to my conscience, to the dignity of my own heart. Let me act in a way that says, I have honored my spirit as truly as I have honored others. Let me stand tall and rooted as a mountain in the face […]

Guided Meditation For Clearing Guilt, Grief and Trauma

“But pain’s like water. It finds a way to push through any seal. There’s no way to stop it. Sometimes you have to let yourself sink inside of it before you can learn how to swim to the surface.” ~ Katie Kacvinsky   A good friend of mine is unwell right now. I’m not surprised. […]

Calling All Lightworkers – Breathe in Pain, Breathe out Peace

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr   Have you been feeling unsettled or agitated? Have you felt overwhelmed with world events or climactic ones? Are there problems closer to home causing you distress? At times it […]

After Meditation, Beach!

“hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…” ~ Van Morrison   So, my lovelies, I meditated at the crystal grid until 2am for all of us. A huge effort, and this morning I am thoroughly exhausted. But happy. So now […]

See How Our Grid Has Grown…

“Think about our bodies. We’re a chain of veins and organs and they’re all interconnected. If something isn’t going right in one area, the whole system can get out of whack. That’s the way I see the world. We’re all connected. I don’t see myself as this separate entity. I see things in a much […]

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 12 December

“Civilization is always threatened from below, by patterns of belief and emotion that may once have been useful to our ancestors, but that are useful no longer.” ~ Roger Scruton “Whereas moral courage is the righting of wrongs, creative courage, in contrast, is the discovering of new forms, new symbols, new patterns on which a […]

A Message for Empaths and Sensitive Souls

“The real warriors in this world are the ones that see the details of another’s soul. They see the transparency behind walls people put up. They stand on the battlefield of life and expose their heart’s transparency, so other’s can finish the day with hope. They are the sensitive souls that understand that before they […]

What Happens When We Die?

“There once was a girl who found herself dead. She peered over the ledge of heaven and saw that back on earth her sister missed her too much, was way too sad, so she crossed some paths that would not have crossed, took some moments in her hand shook them up and spilled them like […]

Doing The Scary Thing Is Good For Us!

  “There is no illusion greater than fear.” ~ Lao Tzu   I did the scary thing last night. In front of quite a large group of people I sat in trance and brought my Guides through so that they could address the group directly. I wasn’t sure how it would go. I wasn’t sure […]

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 […]

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 21 November

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo […]

Create A Foundation Of Spiritual Habits – Workshop

“You can’t make yourself feel positive, but you can choose how to act, and if you choose right, it builds your confidence.” ~ Julien Smith, The Flinch “Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become […]

Medicine For The Soul

“Put ‘im in your bag. Dis lil stone, dis leaf, dis feather. Dem all medicines for you. Your special tings dat make your heart glad. Make your soul remember. Dat good for you. Proper medicine.” ~ Aunty   This morning, very early, I woke with a heavy heart. I felt the weight upon it of world […]

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 […]

Date Savers for August plus We’re On Retreat!

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ~ Michel de Montaigne   I’m off to run my Chakra Wisdoms Retreat today – a lovely immersive week of self-discovery, solitude, sanctuary, companionship, soul growth, crystals, meditation and really good food here in Byron Bay. I don’t think I have ever […]

Should You Ride In On Your White Horse And Save Them?

“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.” ~ Steve Maraboli   Recently I received a message on facebook that I thought it was worth answering here on my blog. Random Question – What does one do with the compulsive […]

Feeling Fragile Or A Little Low Just Now?

“Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.” ~ Mark Haddon, The Curious […]

Come Join Us For the Year of ME!

“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 […]

Listening to the Universe

“Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.” ~ Mark Buchanan   I sometimes joke with my students that my oracle and tarot decks are all broken, because the cards I pull from them for myself so often have one message. Rest. Of course […]

Chakra Wisdoms Retreat – 23 to 28 July, 2016

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland “And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” ~ Rumi “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ~ Lao Tzu   […]

Be The Light Today

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.   It would be so easy, on days like these, to succumb to thoughts of fear and darkness. For words of pain and anger to colour our thoughts. But there is enough […]

Which Oracle Would You Like Next?

My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” ~ Forrest Gump   Every so often I get the urge to create an oracle for you to give you guidance and support for the time ahead, and I have a few planned for 2016. What would you prefer? […]

Dear Lightworker, Let Yourself Rest

“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 […]

2016 – Guidance for the Year Ahead

  “If nothing else in this long and short life, let me be true to my conscience, to the dignity of my own heart. Let me act in a way that says, I have honored my spirit as truly as I have honored others’. Let me stand tall and rooted as a mountain in the […]

My Favourite Crystals For Spiritual Connection

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ W.B. Yeats   Meditation, connecting with our guides, getting into a channelling space or spiritual flow, doing readings or healings, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, working with energy, astral travelling, improving our psychic and metaphysical abilities – all of these things […]

Date Savers For Working With Nicole Cody 2015 and 2016

“My greatest joy is to help people feel and trust the presence of their own soul wisdom, their own intuitive and psychic connection, their own gifts and talents, the wonders all around them and within them.” ~ Nicole Cody Hi Lovelies! I thought it might be a good idea for me to give you a […]

Soul Sanctuary Retreat 2015 – Just a Few Places Left!

“The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss – an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. – is sure to be noticed.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard “Self-care is never a […]

Just a Couple of Places Left for our Intuition Retreat in September!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” ~ Marianne Williamson   Are you […]

Every Bead A Prayer

“What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello     You may remember that at the very beginning of my Retreat preparation I made […]

Being Held By Nature

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ~ Albert Einstein   Here’s a little snapshot of the loveliness that is our retreat venue. The picture above is of the huge crystal grid set up in the middle of our work room. […]

Are You Ready to Learn To Use Your Intuition?

“Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, […]

Counting You On My Fingers

“It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.” ~ Shannon L. Alder   I was up two hours earlier than usual this morning. (That’s early, believe me!) Why? Today marks exactly one month until my Beginners Channelling Intensive Retreat […]

How to Be An Everyday Mystic

“Rituals are like electrically powered transmitters sending stimulating sparks of electric current or inspirational feelings that connect us to our inner being or soul.” ~ Wes Adamson     Who doesn’t want to embrace their inner mystic? We want to be able to listen to our intuition, and to call on energies that help us find […]

Want to join me on Witch Camp?

“Yours are the only shoes made to walk your journey.” ~ C. F. Glassman I have some exciting news! My friend Maia Toll runs a couple of online courses every year, known as Witch Camp. Maia is a herbalist and wise woman, who is helping others to reclaim the word witch the way witch once […]

Are You Ready to Learn to Channel?

“I suspect everybody has a degree of psychic ability, just as a everybody has a degree of athletic or artistic ability. Some people have special gifts; other people have a particular interest that leads them to develop their abilities. But the phenomenon itself is ordinary and widespread.” ~ Michael Crichton, Travels “Psychic power is the […]

2015 – Guidance for the Year Ahead

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ~ William Jennings Bryan “Ah, Nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Happy New Year and […]

One More Sleep!

“Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.” ~ John Archibald Wheeler   Only one more sleep until our Soul Sanctuary Retreat begins, here in beautiful Byron Bay. The goodie bags are packed. And the art materials. Deb, our amazing caterer, is off buying all the organic yummies to feed us each day. I […]

Wide Awake for a Reason

“Night gathers, and now my watch begins.” ~ George R.R. Martin   If you read my post yesterday you’ll know I didn’t get much sleep the night before. So last night I put myself to sleep at eight, all ready for an early night and a decent catch-up. Of course, things didn’t go to plan. Just […]

Grab Your Journal – I have a New Challenge For You!

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” ~ T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of […]

Storm Clouds and Other Magical Things

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore   As I finished my meditation this morning, sitting on the veranda overlooking the ocean, a lightning storm began. There was no thunder. The whole thing […]

Up Early With Ganesha

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ~ Meister Eckhart This morning, as ever, I was up early. I took my mala beads, my singing bowl, and my prayer shawl and snuck out onto the veranda to meditate and greet the dawn. Today I sat with Ganesha. Buddha, by his side. A possum […]

One More Sleep ’til Retreat!

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ~ Gloria Steinem   It’s only one more sleep until I head off to run my Advanced Channeling Retreat. I’m so excited I could just about bust! 🙂 For the last eight weeks I have […]

Kindness Challenge – Week Two

“Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.” ~ E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web “I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for […]

Kindness Challenge – Week One

“What this world needs is a new kind of army — the army of the kind.” ~ Cleveland Amory   Hello Friends, and welcome to Week One of our six week Kindness Challenge. To participate in today’s challenge all you need to do is select and perform one of the following kindness activities. The beneficiaries […]

Unplugging for the Super Moon

“Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you – sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, […]

10 Signs You are Experiencing a Psychic Awakening

“I suspect everybody has a degree of psychic ability, just as a everybody has a degree of athletic or artistic ability. Some people have special gifts; other people have a particular interest that leads them to develop their abilities. But the phenomenon itself is ordinary and widespread.”  ~ Michael Crichton, Travels   There’s a difference between ‘spiritual […]

Guided Meditation for Orienting Heart Awareness

“Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.”  ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride   Here is the third in a series of seven weekly guided meditations I am recording for you. We are spiritual beings in physical bodies. This guided meditation will help you to be aware of both your physical heart and your energetic […]

Why it’s important to be a Lightworker

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” ~ Buddha A Lightworker, most simply stated, is someone who intentionally brings Light and positive energy into the world. You don’t need to feel aligned with the metaphysical and psychic […]

2014 – Guidance for the Year Ahead

“Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.”  ~ Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration   Happy New Year and welcome to the energies of 2014!  It’s a glorious new year, birthed with the energy of […]

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 […]

Moon Magic

“Last night I danced. My body rose from its slump for the first time since the beginning of sorrows—my fingers beckoning to the stars at arm’s length, back arching as tingles bubbled up my spine, hips caught in a silent tempo while on tiptoe I twirled in endless euphoric circles. It didn’t matter that you […]

To BE a Seeker is a glorious thing

“There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.”  ~ Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid   We’re under the influence of a Seeker’s Moon right now. For those of us who hear […]

We’re On Retreat!

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” [The Minotaur] ~ Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays   In just a few hours we will pack the truck and head off for the week, to my Spiritual Retreat in the foothills of Byron Bay. For those of […]

Feather Oracle – For Inspired Messages!

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” ~ Emily Dickinson Every night at my farm a big owl alights on my clothesline. I feel very safe and loved in the presence of this owl. Often I am […]

Auntie and the Fairy Mound

“Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.”  ~ W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems Another post that links in to my Kimberley Story… Like most stories, mine is not a linear one. It would be so much […]

Darling, she’s not okay

“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these.”  ~ Dr. Robert H. Goddard 1882-1945 Yesterday I went down to the local shopping mall nice and early. I needed to […]

Understanding Soul Groups

“Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star…” ~ E.E. Cummings I have not seen the Orchard Man for months, but I was not surprised when he walked out of the […]

A message from the Universe

“But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.”  ~ Rumi As I was sitting in meditation this morning, thinking about you and how I could best be of service today, I realised that there was something you needed to hear right now. So let me bring these […]

Kindness – Pass it on!

  “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” ~ Og Mandino I have a favour to ask […]

Guided Meditation for Emotional Healing

“…spiritual or emotional pain doesn’t become a memory so much as a bruise …”  ~ John Geddes, A Familiar Rain I was up extra early this morning, after a difficult night. My daily practice, no matter where I am or what is happening in my life, is to meditate. So I found myself rugged up against the […]

Who do you tell?

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”  ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald It’s taken me a long time to begin to share my story… For the longest while I never even thought I would. But then I […]

Meditating with the Super Moon

“May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night and a smooth road all the way to your door.” ~ Irish Blessing Tonight, Sunday 23rd June, 2013, we will experience a supermoon.  A super moon is a perigree full moon – a full moon that occurs at the moon’s closest […]

Did you smell that?

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”  ~ Rumi I’ve had lots of comments and queries from the mention in my recent post You see dem owls? of smelling odours such as cigarette smoke or flowers when there was no obvious source for that smell. It’s a big […]

You See Dem Owls?

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~ e.e. cummings So, back to my story about the Kimberley owls… Have you ever wanted to run away from yourself? Twenty years ago or so, when I arrived at this remote cattle station at the top end of western Australia – a […]

The Lady Who Walked Out of My Past

“I sustain myself with the love of family.”  ~ Maya Angelou One late afternoon in April this year, the dusky sunset was shimmery and luminous.  A light rain fell, misting the cold air and making us hurry to light a fire and get inside where it was warm. That evening the moon rose brightly amid patchy […]

Will you join my Secret Dreams Project?

“Surround yourself with people who believe in you.”  ~ Brian Koslow A few weeks ago I first blogged about my Secret Dreams Project.  The idea for this project sprang from a life-changing experience I had as a child. When I was young I went to a funny little arts and crafts store in a tiny […]

Midnight Visits

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu   I’ve been herxing badly the past few days. Herxing is a strong physical reaction to the die-off of pathogens, which release toxins into the body. It’s a good thing – or so I tell myself.  It […]

How to do Tonglen Meditation – a Beginner’s Guide

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”  ~ Charles Dickens At times it is easy to feel small and insignificant – unable to help when all we feel in our hearts is an urge to try. When those we know are suffering, or when there is a catastrophe in another […]

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