Tune In To Your Body This Month!

“If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.” 
~ Deepak Chopra

Hello, Lovelies!

Have you felt a shift this month, especially in regard to your health and wellbeing?

The students who attended my recent Connect to Your Calling Retreat certainly have. And so have I. Before Retreat I asked them to give up coffee, alcohol, sugar and red meat for the week before our time together and then during the event itself. Now they are home and most of them have found that the taste for coffee and several other things just hasn’t returned.

But it’s not just them. The energies around us now really support you reconnecting with your body’s own wisdom. If you tune in to your body it will clearly show you what it wants more of, and what it wants less of.

Pay attention. Has your regular morning latte been tasting less yummy? Have you been craving fruit or vegetables? Do you have a sudden urge for early nights or yoga or a walk around the block? Maybe you don’t feel like eating breakfast, or you are suddenly starving at breakfast but aren’t hungry at dinner. Honour that!

Where are your preferences changing?

Where are your rhythms changing?

Your body knows what it wants and if you listen to those gentle urges and signs it will reward you with more balance, energy, health and flow.

I’m really curious to hear if you have noticed a shift around your awareness in regard to diet, exercise, sleep or other factors that impact your wellbeing. Let me know in the comments below.

Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xx

Our First Winner Is…

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance. ” ~ Brené Brown

I’m a firm believer in the power of community.

There is something wonderful about finding a place to belong, a place where you can be yourself, a place where you can find support and acceptance.

It’s one of the things I love most about my online membership and YOM group. They are an incredible bunch of people and the friendships within that group re solid gold.

With every Planner purchased I’m giving a trial month membership so you can feel for yourself what a difference being in a supportive community and learning space can have on your life.

I also promised to give away some annual memberships for free.

And today I’d like to announce our first winner…

Inge, one of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your free subscription to the YOM Academy and membership group.

We’re delighted to have you join us as 2019 unfolds.

Much love, Nicole ❤ xx

Embrace Your Inner Activist

Photo: Cindy Trinh, Activists of New York, activistnyc.tumblr.com


“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” ~ Elie Wiesel

I have a challenge for you, dear readers – I want you to embrace your Inner Activist.

If you seek a more spiritual life, or a more balanced or mindful one then it is not enough just to practice self-care, meditate, eat healthy, do yoga or pray and think that’s all you need to do. As someone who is moving to a more conscious way of being it is also important to use your voice and your actions in order to create to a better world.

Follow your passions, contribute your energy, act!

What do you care about? Bigger things like global warming, plastic use reduction, clean energy, racism, gun control, equality for all, safe food, clean water and air, social justice, access to education, health care, families, elder care, human rights, animal rights, saving wild spaces and species? Smaller things like protecting an old tree from property developers, saving your local library, recording oral histories from elderly community members, teaching migrants to read and write, stopping a local beach from eroding, cleaning up your local waterways, petitioning for public toilets to be installed at the park near you, getting disabled or pram-friendly access for public transport, making drinking fountains available in the inner city. People like you have changed the world, because they cared and because they dared to become involved.

There is no time to stand by and wait for someone else to fix things. We need to stand up for the things that we value and speak out against the injustices, inequalities and issues that go against our values.

Your voice matters. Contributing to the conversations and actions that can change the world matters. Please don’t think that someone else will fix things. Don’t count on governments, politicians, big business and global organisations. Real change always comes from grass-roots movements, from many people adding their individual energy to create momentum and progress and measurable outcomes.

Many of us were brought up to believe that it is rude to speak up, to make waves, to make others uncomfortable or to rock the boat. We’ve been taught that it’s better not to get involved, not to make ourselves a target, not to ruffle feathers. And that’s how injustice and inequalities flourish. Indifference and lack of action are actually a silent condoning of the things you fail to speak up about or act upon. Of course, I advocate personal safety always! But if it’s safe to speak up then do so.

Define what activism means for you. For some people it is speaking out, literally. Joining rallies and protests or blockades or affirmative action groups. For some people it’s writing letters or sharing blog posts or social media. For some people it’s becoming involved with a local group whose values match your own and adding your energy to their existing work. For some people it’s starting their own local group or action. Or maybe you’ll be a solo activist – picking up trash and putting it in the bin, planting trees, reusing and recycling, finding meaningful ways to put your beliefs into action. Every dollar you spend has a voice too, in the energy company you choose or the food you buy. Let your dollars be more aligned with your values.

Can’t find the courage yet to use your voice? That’s okay. Support a person or group whose voice you believe in. Follow them on social media. Give financial or other support if you can. There are already so many good people in the world doing great work. The more you look and realise that’s true the more hopeful you’ll become.

Being an activist is simply being a good citizen of the world – one who cares about the community around us and the planet that sustains us. We are the change that the world needs. It’s us! No-one else is coming to save us or our planet. The power is already in you. I urge you to use it, just as Greta Thunberg, a 16 year-old Swedish climate change activist is doing:


Biggest hugs and love, Nicole ❤ xx

A New Online Course For You! Craft A Visionary Talisman

“This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And I do believe that if your culture or tradition doesn’t have the specific ritual you are craving, then you are absolutely permitted to make up a ceremony of your own devising, fixing your own broken-down emotional systems with all the do-it-yourself resourcefulness of a generous plumber/poet.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

When I lived in the remote Kimberley district, during my year of psychic awakening, my Aboriginal Aunties taught me the importance of ritual, respect and self-empowerment.

Over the years I have had other Elders as teachers and mentors, and I have also had years of connection with my own energetic team as I have journeyed this spiritual path.

One of the rituals I now follow each year that supports me in very practical ways is the choosing of a Guiding Card for my year ahead, and then the creation of a Visionary Talisman. I have created a Visionary Talisman for myself every year for the past fifteen years, and I’ve found the personal and spiritual growth I have achieved during this time to have been accelerated by this intentional and mindful creative practice. It truly is a powerful tool for transformation and manifestation. The Talisman is also a lovely focusing tool to use for meditation and journalling work, and a strong visual reminder to me of my Guiding Card qualities and messages.

In this course, I’ll be showing you to how to connect with your own guiding card for the year ahead, and how to create a Symbolic Lexicon and Visionary Talisman of your own.

This is shamanic work. Deep work. Work to help you know yourself, work to strengthen your intuition, work to build your psychic and spiritual connections. You don’t need to be an artist, and you don’t need to have any experience. I’ll guide you through every step, and teach you the foundation skills of everything you need to know.

The work of crafting your Talisman can be done in an afternoon, or over a couple of shorter sessions. But that’s not all there is to this course. I then show you how to work with the tools you create so that they bring meaning, guidance and comfort to you throughout the year.

Did you ever want to be a witch or a wizard when you were a kid? One who could cast spells and work magic?

Or perhaps you have been fascinated by The Law of Attraction, watched the movie The Secret or have used vision boards/dream boards, visualisation or positive affirmations?

Have you long been intrigued by shamans and metaphysical practitioners and wanted to do similar things but don’t know how?

Or maybe you have always liked to work with goal-setting and being accountable to a project goal or plan?

Creating a Visionary Talisman works a little like all of the things I’ve just mentioned. 

Your Talisman radiates the energy of your Guiding Card into the world in a way that is personally attuned to you!

It is a powerful, personal energetic tool which you infuse with positive energy and intention – adding symbols that will magnetise you to certain situations, emotional strengths, energetic qualities and opportunities.

Think of it as both a beacon that radiates energy into the world and a magnet that will draw ideas, inspiration and energies to you, amplify helpful qualities within you and align you with those energies and qualities.

The course has 8 lessons, all available online, so that you can work at your own pace. You’ll also have lifetime access to the course materials.

I want as many of you as possible to experience this work, so we’ve decided to offer this course at an introductory low price of $57AUD. Normally the price would be $77 to $97AUD and it will go back up to that again soon. If you’re already a paid member of my YOM community this course is FREE for you. (Want to join us as a member? Click here: Yearly Membership and Monthly Membership )

To learn more about this new course or to purchase it, please click the link:
Craft a Visionary Talisman

My 2019 YOM Planner and a Month’s Free Membership!


“Belonging is important for our growth to independence; even further, it is important for our growth to inner freedom and maturity. It is only through belonging that we can break out of the shell of individualism and self-centredness that both protects and isolates us.” 
~ Jean Vanier

Hello, Lovelies,

If you’re looking for a tool to support your spiritual growth this year, and to anchor habits of gratitude, self-care and living from mindfulness then you need my Planner. I designed it to be your loyal and kind companion as you travel through the year. Using it has been proven to enhance your intuitive abilities and bring your focus back to what truly matters to you.

It helps keep me centred and aware, no matter how stressed my life is. And it helps me navigate the hard spaces in life, as well as taking advantage of the times of flow.

This Planner shows you how to choose a focus for your year, and to prioritise acts of self-care. It will show you how to use tarot or oracle cards to give yourself supportive and accurate readings for guidance, and how to use a crystal in meditation. There is also a strong emphasis of gratitude and living from a place of personal responsibility. There are sections to help you take control of your finances, and to complete quarterly reviews so that you can learn from the previous months and take action where necessary to adjust your path to one that better supports your goals.

Even better, when I created my very first public edition of the YOM Planner I also developed a year-long course and Facebook support group. This has now evolved into an active and caring online community, and a Learning Academy – my membership package gives you access to that community, to a year-long course that navigates the energies of the year, and to 12 mini-courses to boost your intuitive abilities and support you on your spiritual journey. Membership includes exclusive access to webinars and special events, as well as regular Facebook Live events. YOM members also get discounts to many of my other events and courses, and are given priority in accessing me for private readings.

I have limited hard copies of my beautiful YOM 2019 Planner left. If you purchase one, or one of the Planner packs (that also have meditation malas or crystals with them) before midnight on January 7 I’ll gift you a month’s free access to my community and membership site (and a chance to win a year’s free membership!) so you can experience my work, and be well supported to start your year.

You can access the Planner and Planner Packs here in our store or read more about them here.

Wishing you a transformative and uplifting 2019.

Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xoxo

A Very Special Meditation Mala – available now on pre-order

“Every act of love and kindness raises the vibration of the entire universe.” ~ Anonymous

 

Meditation is my anchor. I have practised meditation daily from the age of eleven. Since my twenties, it has been twice daily. It is the single most transformative thing I have ever incorporated into my life, and it’s a passion of mine.

Every time I run a mala-making workshop or a meditation workshop they sell out fast! I listened when you told me that you wanted to be able to learn to meditate even if you couldn’t come to my classes. So when I was working on the draft of my new YOM (Year of ME) Planner for 2019, I saw a way to help you. Each year I choose crystals to support the energy of every month of the year. For the past two years I have sold these stones in packs when I launched my Planner. But for 2019 I have done something different – I have incorporated each of the stones into a meditation mala. I have also added a lava stone and a clear quartz to the end of the mala. You can use the lava stone as a personal diffuser by adding a drop of your favourite essential oil. The clear quartz can be programmed to hold your intentions for the year ahead.

After I designed the mala, I searched high and low to find someone to make it for me. It was important that the people I worked with were ethical, that the staff were treated well and paid fairly, and that I could trust the integrity of the stones and of the work. I wanted the people making the malas to understand their use, and to respect them as a spiritual tool. Finally, I found a small company in India, and we have worked together tirelessly for months as I have modified my design, sourcing the best crystals from around the world and rudraksha from Nepal, creating the best possible product to support you. Rudraksha are seeds from a holy plant that is sacred to Hinduism and Buddhism.

Each mala has been lovingly made and hand-knotted – all to my design. A blessing is said for each bead as it is placed on the string. The finished malas are then blessed by a Hindu priest in a special ceremony. The blessed malas are on their way to me right now. Finally, the malas will sit in meditation with me at my farm, as I charge them up in a crystal grid and work to attune their energy. Then they will be ready to share with you.

The energies of this special mala are amazing. You can really feel the peace and love held within the mala, and when you wear it you get a sense of safety, calm and love. They are just beautiful. In fact, since I ‘ve been wearing mine people have been stopping me in the street to ask where I bought it from!

I’ve also had this year’s Planner printed at a lovely local family-owned business here in Australia. They are going to be exceptionally good quality, and I’m so proud of our new design and all the extra support features. If you buy a Planner pack (there are lots to choose from) on pre-order you will have access to a range of free bonus online mini-courses as a thank you for supporting this project. The Planner membership packages for 2019 also include twelve free additional mini-courses and live events over the next year as well as the year-long membership and course, and our wonderful private Facebook group.

This is my best offering yet, and I know you are going to absolutely love what we’ve created for you. Make sure to secure your Planner and Mala with a pre-order. They are both in limited supply, and I don’t want you to miss out!

Here’s a sneak peek at the YOM Planner for 2019. (Confession – I have stuck the cover for next year on my existing 2018 Planner for these photos as I only have the unbound proof copy so far!)

And here’s some footage of our glorious malas being made:

It doesn’t get much more authentic than this:

Here they are being Blessed:

To pre-order your Planner and Mala choose the Pack that suits you best and then click on the link to order:

Amethyst Guidance Pack

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

 

Moonstone Membership Pack

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

 

Rose Quartz Nurture Pack

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

 

Citrine Focus Pack

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

 

Jasper Peace Pack

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

Thank you for your ongoing friendship and support this year. I’m really proud to be able to share this beautiful mala and Planner with you, and I’m looking forward to teaching you how to use both of them so that you can expand your intuitive abilities, live from a place of mindfulness, and make 2019 a year that is richly meaningful and satisfying to you,

Biggest love and hugs,

Nicole  xoxo

 

 

I Have A Present For You!

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“Self-care is how you take your power back.”
~ Lalah Delia

Hello, Lovelies.

Are you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed or completely over it all?

Congratulations! I’ve just gifted you a Free Pass. You might want to cut this out and store it in your wallet. You may also want to share this with someone else who would benefit from it.

This is a magical ticket. It allows you to decline a usual activity or responsibility, so that you may replace it with one of your choosing. Used responsibly, this magical ticket has been found to have restorative properties for Body, Mind and Spirit.

I’m using my own ticket this afternoon. I had planned a mass of admin work; catching up on emails, phone calls and filing. But I’m tired so I’m going back to bed for a nice big sleep after lunch. When I wake up I’ll decide how to spend the rest of my day. So far I’m leaning towards a bubble bath, soup and a good book.

PS – this ticket renews itself, so tuck it away after you’ve used it. Just knowing it’s in your wallet is often enough to get you through a rough patch. And when you really need it, it will be there for you.  Enjoy! ♥ xx

Soul Awakening Activities for The New Moon Partial Eclipse in Leo

“If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living. Chase the things that give you hope, happiness and a glimpse of a better life. Chase the things that make you want to be a better person. Chase the things that inspire you to think, create and live joyfully. Chase the things that reinforce in your soul that you can make a difference. Chase the things that make you want to transform your heart from selfish to selfless. When you chase that kind of storm you are chasing rainbows.” 
Shannon L. Alder

 

I’m on retreat right now, here in beautiful Byron Bay with my Accelerated Channelling and Sacred Geometry group. I always time my retreats so that the participants will be supported by the surrounding astrological energies, and this retreat is spectacular for personal transformation and psychic connection.

Would you like to learn how you can harness these same energies to progress your spiritual path at home?

We’ll be working with the energies of this New Moon and the Partial Solar Eclipse today, and I thought you might like to use this time to go deeper with your own spiritual work.

The partial Solar Eclipse today (Saturday) boosts the energies of the New Moon in Leo, and heralds new beginnings and major shifts for us, both personally and spiritually. It coincides with the yearly period known as the Lion’s Gate – a portal which opens on the 8th of August every year – an 8:8 event – and which continues until August 12. During the Lion’s Gate portal it is possible to greatly raise your own vibration, and elevate the consciousness of humanity.

It’s a great time to get clarity around your life direction, and for finding answers to questions and problems that have kept you stuck up until now. This eclipse also falls on an 11 day on an 11 year (2018 adds up to 11) which creates what is known as an 11:11 Gateway. This is a time where many will receive a spiritual calling, or where events will come together to help you to achieve profound emotional healing.

Here are some simple activities you can do in the next few days to enhance your intuitive connection and psychic ability, and to clarify your life direction:

Who Am I?

This activity opens you to your own soul wisdom as well as Universal wisdom. It can help to show you who you are now, and who you have the potential of becoming. Don’t judge anything that comes to you. Write it all down!

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Directions: Sit comfortably with your hands in the Anjali Mudra (prayer position) so that your hands are in front of your heart and your eyes are gazing straight ahead. You can close your eyes if you want. (Note: If you also want to work with a crystal for this meditation hold the stone in your cupped hands first, energise it with light, the place it on your lap or on the ground in front of you or under your chair – then sit in the prayer position) Breathe deeply, relax your body and then ask Who Am I? Wait for any words, images or impressions to appear. Then open your eyes and begin to answer this question in your journal. You might want to do this a few times in the next few days, as each time you do this you will be able to go deeper and into more detail.

Using Cards for Clarification:

Choose an oracle or tarot deck that is meaningful to you. Shuffle the cards and then choose three, placing them face down in front of you. Once again sit in Anjali Mudra (prayer position), calm your mind and ask Who am I? When you are ready open your eyes and begin to work with the cards.

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Turn over the first card – This shows you who you have been, in the past for this current life, or perhaps even from previous lives. Write down what comes to you in your journal.

Turn over the second card – This shows you who you are right now, including strengths and limitations. Write down what comes to you in your journal.

Turn over the third card – This shows you who you can become, or what you can rise above for this current life. Write down what comes to you in your journal.

Reflection Exercise for Life Clarity: Leave the journal for a while. An hour perhaps, or longer. Whatever feels right to you. Then come back and read what you have written. Look for the words that resonate, and for anything that provides inspiration or direction.

Now write again, this time listing your intentions for this lifetime. Who do you want to be? What do you want to contribute, create, have or experience? How will you do this? Trust that whatever is in your heart is possible!

Enjoy this time of connection and reflection. You’re in our hearts, prayers and meditations, and we wish you well.
Much love, Nicole ❤ xx

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What Action Are You Taking To Create Positive Change This Week?

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” ~ Peter Marshall

 

This is a great week for transformation.

You could step into a space of positive change with your health, your business, your relationship, your financial situation, your career, or so many other things.

All of the energies this week support shift, change and growth.

But there’s one thing you need to use as a magical key to unlock the block that has been holding you back – just one thing that can change everything…

You need to act!

Even the smallest step this week can lift you out of stuckness. In fact smaller steps are great. It’s the bigger actions that usually through us into overwhelm. So choose something and begin.

Imagine if that one tiny action changed everything for you!

It could, so let’s do it!

Cheering you on, Nicole ❤ xx

 

How To Attract a Soul Mate Into Your Life

“When you make a choice, you change the future.” 
Deepak Chopra

 

July is a wonderful month for love. But what if you don’t have any in your life yet? Today I’d like to share a simple technique with you that can help you call in a soul mate or rejuvenate an existing relationship. (Yes, Leisa, I wrote this post for you!)

When it comes to manifestation the Universe works like a giant restaurant. It will only deliver you what you order. If you keep changing your mind it makes it hard for those hard-working kitchen angels to create the right ‘dish’ and deliver it speedily to you.  Mixed messages are confusing for everyone, and will ultimately frustrate you in your attempts to find true love.

Most people spend more time choosing a car than they do choosing a life partner.  How often do people fall into a relationship and then try and make it over into the one they want?  We throw so much time and energy and money into trying to make square pegs fit into round holes.  Often years of our lives are spent fighting battles we were never meant to win.

Discernment is the key to successful relationships, and discernment must ALWAYS start with awareness.  Are you aware of what you want in a relationship?  For many people, their clearest opinions and decisions start out being based around what they DON’T want.  This is as good a place to start as any, as long as you are able to then turn each negative into a positive.  “I don’t want a partner who will cheat on me” becomes, “I deserve a partner who will be faithful and loyal to our relationship.”  Look to the good and unsuccessful relationships around you to guide you in making your love choices.

Take time to really think about the sort of partner and the type of relationship you are looking for. As you become clearer about what you want, begin by writing down the qualities and characteristics of this relationship. Create a ‘Love Shopping List’ and add to it as your awareness increases. Take your time with this. Do you rush into buying a house, or choosing an expensive once-in-a-lifetime holiday? Make your list comfortable, accurate and reflective of your innermost desires.

If you meet someone who clearly does not fit what you ordered, then wait!  Maybe the Universal Chef is still cooking your meal.  (And. of course, they may wonderfully surpass all of your expectations!)

 

Activity

I have used this method myself, and so have many of my students, friends and clients.  This activity involves letting the Universe know exactly what you are wanting in a love relationship so that it can deliver this to you. In every single case that I am aware of it has been successful! I also know of people who have refreshed and revived existing relationships using the same technique.

When you have compiled your list of characteristics and qualities for your desired partner (as explained in the previous paragraphs above) review them until you are satisfied with your choices.

Take a clean white sheet of paper and write the following:

I, (Insert your name), now chose the following in my life partner:

Now write down your list. Finish the work by writing, I now accept this or better in my life. Sign the work and set it to one side. 

Take a second piece of paper. On this piece write down all of the qualities and characteristics within YOU that you can offer a loving partner.  Be honest and humble.  Sign it with, I offer this and better to my life partner.  This part is important because the Universe is governed by laws of energetic exchange – you don’t get anything for nothing!

Now fold both pieces of paper and seal them in an envelope. Hold the letter in your hands. In your mind’s eye, imagine these pieces of paper and surround them with a pink bubble of Light. Pour love energy into the pink bubble until your letter feels fully charged.

Put the envelope somewhere safe, and place your expectations to one side. If you ever think of the letter send more love and light to the pink bubble of energy surrounding it. Be open to what comes to you. The Universe always surprises us with more good than we could ever imagine for ourselves.

Wishing for you a month of kindness, love and heart healing,

Nicole  xx