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 […]

The Girl who sees Angels

“For it is written: He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you carefully.” ~ Luke 4:10 *Note: Names have been changed to protect the identity of those involved I received an email from a young friend yesterday.  It was a simple note, and this is what it said; Dear Nicole, I can still see […]

Honouring your Intuition – Why aren’t you doing it?

second-guess: definition: Second guess is defined as to question a decision or action that has already been completed. (verb) An example of second guess is when you make a decision and then you start to think about it a little more and decide another decision might have been better. ~ Websters New World College Dictionary We’ve […]

New Moon Creation Ceremony

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~  George Bernard Shaw Tuesday March 12 is a new moon. This is 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 […]

If I’m on my Path, why is it so rocky?

“Life wasn’t meant to be easy, my child, but take courage: it can be delightful!” ~ George Bernard Shaw I received an email from a student recently, who has just started working as a healer in a new clinic. It’s been her dream for many years, and she’s good at what she does. Here’s an except […]

My Favourite Crystals for Grounding

“In my opinion, it’s more interesting to see magic happening in a world that feels grounded. If the world is already crazy, then anything can happen. So it’s better to start with something real.” ~ Michel Gondry Being grounded is all about being centered within our body, having a sense of calm, and enjoying a deep connection […]

The Importance of Living from Your Heart Right Now!

“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.” ~ John Lennon Have you noticed it?  Maybe it’s you, maybe it’s the people around you, being a bit scratchy, reactive or […]

Welcoming 2013

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. ”  ~ J. B. Priestley I know the calendar says that we’re already into February, but from an energetic point of view today, 2nd February, is really […]

Sensitivity is NOT a weakness!

“There are certain children who are told they are too sensitive, and there are certain adults who believe sensitivity is a problem that can be fixed in the way that crooked teeth can be fixed and made straight. And when these two come together you get a fairytale, a kind of story with hopelessness in […]

Emergency Help for Sensitive Souls as we leave 2012

“Often we may feel that something in us doesn’t want to be understood or healed. We don’t want to go to the doctor. We decide against taking a class. We’re tired of the friend who always tries to change us, give us advice, or figure us out. These feelings, sometimes dismissed as resistance or defense, […]

Dragging your tail into 2013? Maybe its not you…

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”  ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe   So here we are in 2013. It’s shaping […]

2013 – Guidance for the Year Ahead

Happy New Year and welcome to the energies of 2013!  New Year’s Day is always a special time for me. I like to welcome the day with meditation,  a walk at the beach, and a swim in the ocean (one of the benefits of it being summer in Australia right now). Then over the course […]

Manifesting a Positive 2013 – An Invitation to Join Me

“New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on […]

A Guided Meditation for the end of 2012

“Every ending is a new beginning.” ~ Proverb 2012 has been such a big year, as we all knew it would be.  So today I’ve recorded a simple guided meditation for you, to help you release the closing energies of this year, ready to welcome the positive shift that is heralded by 2013. All you need […]

Christmas as a Meditation on Kindness

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

Dealing with Mixed Messages

“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” ~ Spencer Johnson One little discussed aspect of becoming more intuitive, more psychically or spiritually aware, is that you begin to realise there are a lot of mixed messages and mixed signals in the world. I recently received this email, […]

Tibetan Singing Bowl – Healing Meditation

“Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony.”  ~ Leonardo da Vinci, Notebooks (1451-1519) I meditate twice daily. And as a constant meditator I have come to use many different forms of this practice, so that I can choose a method best suited to my mood, energy and purpose each time. One of […]

A Psychic Kind of Day

“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” ~ Leo Buscaglia Just over a week ago, on my last day in Brisbane as I was running […]

Strengthening Intuition Week 7 – Tuning in to Energetic Preferences

“Learn to let your intuition—gut instinct—tell you when the food, the relationship, the job isn’t good for you (and conversely, when what you’re doing is just right).” ~ Oprah Winfrey So far, in our Strengthening Intuition Program, we’ve learned how to activate our hand chakras, and how to use our hands to sense energy in objects, people, […]

Strengthening Intuition Week 6 – Sensing Energy in Food

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.”  ~ Brillat-Savarin Have you been following along with our Strengthening Intuition Program so far? In today’s post I’m going to show you how to tune in to the energy of food.  This is a fun and useful skill to have – it […]

Win a Healing Necklace, Made Especially For You!

This is the final week of my blog supporter love-up, and I’ve saved the best ’til last. So far the beautiful Anita has won the every.day.presence book by Simone De Haas. This week Tammy of onelittlestranger wins a crystal just for her, chosen and channelled by me. Congratulations, Tammy! I shall be delving through my […]

Strengthening Intuition Week 5 – Sensing Energy in People

There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it. ~Elizabeth A. Behnke Health is a large word.  It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;… and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.  […]

Choosing Crystals To Attract Love ♥ Part 2

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss Can you use crystals to manifest love in your life? You bet! But let’s be clear that you can use them at attract ANY kind of love.  Romantic love, friendship, a creative project, dream job, […]

Win a Crystal, Chosen Just for You!

Last week I announced that in honour of the unexpected success of Cauldrons and Cupcakes, and my wonderful readers,  I would give away three prizes.  The first was this beautiful little book by Simone de Haas, titled every.day.presence – and the winner is Anita!  Congratulations, Anita. This week I am giving you an opportunity to win […]

Strengthening Intuition Week 4 – Sensing Energy in Places

“Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.” ~Alice Meynell, “The Spirit of Place” Every place holds its own energy.  Wild […]

Strengthening Intuition Week 3 – Sensing Energy in Objects

“Integrity is the essence of everything successful.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller Last week we worked with opening and activating the chakras in our hands. For those of you who missed that post here’s the link so you can practice this step first: Week 2 – Activating your Hand Chakras This week we’re going to use this […]

Leaving the Nest

“Don’t listen to those who say ‘you taking too big a chance.’ Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don’t listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says ‘they all smarter than you out there. They’re more […]

Strengthening Intuition Week 2 – Activating Your Hand Chakras

Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is. ~ Gary Zukav Throughout history there are references to hands-on healing, and the laying on of the hands. But what exactly does that mean? We are all energetic beings, and we are all capable of feeling energy, and giving […]

Letting Go in 2012 – Working with the Full Moon

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.  ~ Les Brown On Sunday, September 30, we will enjoy another glorious Full Moon. Full Moons always have an energy that works with supporting us to ‘release’ things, and as 2012 is a big year for releasing, it’s the perfect […]

Strengthening Intuition Week 1 – Tools for Intuitive Connection

“It’s important to remember that we all have magic inside us.” ~ J K Rowling ~ J. K. Rowling Welcome to Week One of the Strengthening Intuition Program! Please immediately purchase or find the following things: a deck of tarot cards a big crystal ball various small crystals of your choice a unicorn horn a […]

Strengthening Intuition – A program of exercises!

“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.”  ~ Eileen Caddy Please don’t tell me that you’re not intuitive! We are all born with a sixth sense – the ability to connect to a deeper wisdom, and […]

4am Meditations and what they mean to me…

Each morning I wake up just before 4am.  I stretch, yawn, and most times slip quietly out of bed to go meditate. My exceptions – if it’s freezing cold out or howling a gale I might sit up in bed to meditate instead. At 4am the world is quiet. At 4am the world is so […]

One Small Bead to Connect Me…

Today is the last day of my shamanic meditation retreat. Just over a month ago I chose a bead to represent each person who would attend the course. Then I began to string the beads into a Mala for meditation. A bead for each of my students, and then enough smaller beads to make a […]

The Power of Hugs

Yesterday was a wonderful day and a difficult day in equal measure. I am mid-way through running my Temple of Light retreat, I had a big day of work ahead of me, it was Fathers Day here in Australia, and it was also my beautiful Nana’s birthday. Lots going on. And not just for me. […]

Meditation with whales

For the next few days I am running a shamanic meditation retreat at Byron Bay. My blogging ability will be limited to what I can do from my iphone. But at least I can still keep in touch with you! I have five days of delicious meditation with my group. It’s a wonderful time for […]

Full Moon ‘Becoming’ Ceremony

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.  ~ e.e. cummings   A Full Moon is a wonderful time for stepping into the energy of ‘becoming’, providing a strong transformational force at work in our lives. Are you ready for a little positive manifestation? Here’s what you’ll need: A fireproof bowl […]

Blue Moon Healing Ceremony

2012 is a powerful time for clearing, healing and accelerated growth.  It also provides a unique opportunity to clear and heal our ancestral lines, allowing future generations to be free of accumulated of inherited limitations.  (This works even if you have no children of your own.) One way we can work with this energy is […]

The Gift of Small Kindnesses

“When true friends meet in adverse hour; ‘Tis like a sunbeam through a shower. A watery way an instant seen, The darkly closing clouds between.” ~ Sir Walter Scott When someone is going through the bumps and difficulties of life, a friend can make their journey that much easier. We have become a society where […]

Me, Nana, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama

I’ve had a difficult night.  My beloved Nana is dying, and I’m struggling more than I thought I would with this news.  Our birthdays are just around the corner, hers on September 2, mine on September 6. We have always been the September Girls.  Now I wonder if she’ll make it to hers.  I pray […]

Failure to Connect…

“I made a nap this afternoon. I made it out of two pillows, a bed, a sheet, a blanket, and exhaustion.” ~ Jarod Kintz If you’re psychic, or intuitive, or creative, or a writer, or an artist, or a meditator, or a musician – if you have a passion or a skill or a hobby, or […]

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