And the October Stones Winner is…

“Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones – maybe only the stones – understood.”
~ Annie Dillard

 

Hello, Lovelies!

I’ve so enjoyed reading about your creative projects, why you need creative energy and inspiration, and looking at the photos you posted for us here at Cauldrons and Cupcakes as part of our October Stones giveaway.

After much deliberation, the winner of the October Meditation Stones is…

SATISHA YOUNG

Congratulations, Satisha! Can you please contact Chelsi at chelsi@cauldronsandcupcakes.com with your contact details and postal address?

We’ll get these stones to you soon, Satisha. I know you’re going to love them!

I’ll be giving away a set of stones every month between now and December, so there are still more chances for you to win. Stay tuned and I’ll tell you about November’s stones next week.

Biggest love and hugs to all of you, Nicole   xoxo

Guided Meditation for Healing Childhood and Emotional Trauma

Image by Thanasis Zovoilis – Getty Images

“How odd that we spend so much time treating the darkness, and so little time seeking the light. The ego loves to glorify itself by self-analysis, yet we do not get rid of darkness by hitting it with a baseball bat. We only get rid of darkness by turning on the light.” 
~  Marianne Williamson

 

November is 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 become. It is an excellent month for healing the hurts and low-self-worth issues that stem from the bullying or judgments of others directed at you as a child, or through your adult years until now. This month’s energies also support you to move from a limited or stuck version of yourself, or a small version of yourself, to one that is vibrant with your true colours, and full of kindness and possibility.

I have created this fifteen-minute guided meditation for you to help you to heal and release pain and trauma from childhood, or from any period in your life prior to today.

You might like to choose a favourite crystal to hold as you do this meditation. Find a quiet place where you can sit or lie comfortably without being disturbed. Give yourself some integration time after the meditation is finished, or allow yourself to fall asleep. You may also want to journal after the meditation too. Just do what feels right for you, and know that you can return and listen to this meditation again any time you want.

When you’re ready click on the arrow on the box below to begin the meditation.

 

Treat yourself and everyone else kindly today,

Much love, Nicole ❤ xoxo

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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 become.

That’s important work at any time, but it becomes all the more significant as we realise that the work we do in November is setting us up for the year ahead. The actions we take, the choices we make, and the healing, planning and dreaming we do clears the way for 2018, allowing us to consciously begin manifesting the kind of year we intend for ourselves.

I like the sound of that. Don’t you?

I have four things that can help you make the most of the November energies.

  1. My Welcome November blog post, which comes out on November 1. It’s free, and it’s packed full of info on the energies of November, including helpful advice on crystals and essential oil choices to support you in the month ahead. If you jump over to my Cauldrons and Cupcakes Facebook page at 9am Brisbane time on 1 November I’ll be doing a Facebook Live Event to tell you more about the month ahead. It’s totally free and I’d love to see you there. Can’t make it then? Don’t worry. You can catch the replay!
  2. I’m creating a free Guided Meditation to help you release the pain from childhood and from bullying events in your life until now. That will be in my blog post on November 2. All you need to do is come visit my blog that day to access it, or if you subscribe to my blog (link on home page) it will get delivered straight to your inbox.
  3. #GeSHiDoMo 2017 – (Which stands for Get Sh*t Done Month 2017) This crazy month-long online program and community costs just $22 Australian dollars and the pre-launch materials and access begin today so that you can work on your planning over the weekend. We ran this last year as a one-of thing but had so many requests to do it again that we’ve made it an annual event. I’ve created a simple system for planning and actioning your To-Do List in November. It’s a month of fun activities and support to help you get a serious amount of sh*t or a serious amount of self-care done. Lots of videos to help you, and FAcebook Live sessions with me. There are some great prizes, and a really good bunch of people there. You’ll love it! You can read more about it and come join us from here
  4. Soul Sanctuary Retreat – Working With Crystals – 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 this retreat, no matter what the content focus might be, as a week of Soul Sanctuary – time for self-nurture, friendship, reflection, planning and the foundation of some truly life-changing habits. This year’s theme is ‘Working With Crystals’. I’ll be teaching you foundation skills for meditation and self-care, intuitive practices including card readings, a bunch of stuff on how to choose and use crystals, as well as lovely crafty stuff like making your own crystal tools, essences, jewellery and mandalas. We’ll also be using November’s energies to plan for 2018. 2018’s heart-centred energies support connection, collaboration, communication and community. It will be a year for expressing ourselves in the world, for starting and growing life-changing projects, for truly becoming more and offering more of our gifts, talents and wisdom. This Retreat will help you to understand the energies and opportunities of 2018, and get you started with a plan, a full spiritual tool-kit and a personal session with me, focusing on how to make the most of the year ahead. More info here. We still have a few places left, but please act quickly. 

 

And save the dates for the following goodness:

My Christmas Pop-Up Shop, Official 2018 Planner Launch, Channelling evening and workshops (Vision Board for 2018 and Intuitive Oracle/Tarot Card Reading Class) happen on 15 and 16 of December in Brisbane.

Our next Year of ME (ME stands for Manifesting Energies!) year-long membership group with online course, webinars with me, facebook live events and a superbly supportive and caring community launches in early December. More details soon.

I love this time of year. Come hang out with me and let’s share the adventure together.

Biggest love and hugs, Nicole ❤ xoxo

October Stones – A New Competition For You

Creativity takes courage ~ Henri Matisse

 

Hello Lovelies

Every day in October I am meditating with these two stones – stones that feel comfortable as I hold them in my hands, stones which are being infused with the energy of my love, intentions and meditations. At the end of October, I shall give them away to a reader, along with a personalised guided meditation made just for the winner.

Let me introduce you to these two stones. The first stone is basalt with seams of milk quartz and it holds the energies of the ocean and the earth. It is an anchoring stone, and it comes from Belongil Beach in Byron Bay, which is a place of great healing and transformation.

The energies and intention infused into the Byron Bay Beach Rock are that the holder comes to know a true sense of creative direction and that inspiration and imagination become gifts to lift you out of stuckness and back into flow.

This beach stone is the Anchoring Stone, which helps us to stay grounded, clear and calm, connecting into our bodies, and to the earth and nature. It’s a nurturing and comforting stone, and holding it brings me to a state of profound inner quiet.

 

The second is a Lemurian Singing Quartz, from the wilds of Tasmania. It’s a very strong energy stone with deep ridges along its sides that can be stroked during meditation. This activates the stone just the way you’d open a filing cabinet to access the files inside. Holding this stone makes me feel hopeful, positive and alive! The Quartz is the Connection Stone, enabling us to connect into our intuition, Higher Self, Guides, Ancestors and the Divine. My intention is that this Singing Quartz helps you to hear your inner voice and to access your creative gifts. It supports imagination, clear vision and passion for life.

Used together in meditation these stones will help you to find your inner creative energy, and remove blocks to self-expression and flow of ideas and art.

 

Instructions on how to win these stones:

Do one of any of the following;

  1. Write a comment on this post or our Facebook page, and let us know why you need creative energy and inspiration. Feel free to add a picture of your creative project or something that inspires you to be creative.
  2. Post a picture on Instagram of your creative project or something that inspires you to be creative with the hashtag #CandCProject  and in your description explain why you want to win these stones
  3. Send us an email to chelsi@cauldronsandcupcakes.com explaining why you want to win these stones
  4. Write a comment on this post telling us why you want to have these stones

This competition closes on October 31st at 8 pm Brisbane time, and I’ll announce the winner on November 2nd.

I’ll be giving away a set of stones every month between now and December, so there are plenty of chances for you to win.

Hugs and love, Nicole    xoxo

 

And the September Stones Winner is…

May crystals give you power!
~ Isabel Walbourne

 

Hello, Lovelies!

I’ve so enjoyed reading about your happy places, and looking at the photos you posted for us here at Cauldrons and Cupcakes as part of our September Stones giveaway.

After much deliberation, the winner of the September Meditation Stones and personalised meditation giveaway is…

STEPH PRICE

Congratulations, Steph! Can you please contact Chelsi at chelsi@cauldronsandcupcakes.com with your contact details and postal address?

 

Tomorrow I’ll post the crystals I’m giving away for October. I know you’re going to love them!

I’ll be giving away a set of stones every month between now and December, so there are still more chances for you to win.

Biggest love and hugs to all of you, Nicole   xoxo

September Stones – last call for entries!

“When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go.” ~ Alexandra Stoddard

 

Hi Lovelies,

Reblogging this as the last call for entries on the September Stones!

Love lots,
Nicole and Cauldrons and Cupcakes Team

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Every day in September I am meditating with these two stones.

The stones are intended to be held, one in each hand, as you sit in meditation. I’ll be giving these stones away, as well as recording a personalised guided meditation for the winner!

 As I hold these stones in my hand each day for the month of September I meditate with the intent that they will hold energies in a way that can be transferred to the user.

The first stone is Morion, from the wild West Coast of Tasmania. It is this month’s Anchoring Stone and its energies help us to stay grounded, clear and calm, connecting into our bodies, and to the earth and nature.

Morion is a very dark form of Smoky Quartz – the crystal is so dark that it is almost black. It helps us to feel safe in ourselves, safe in our bodies, emotionally stable and deeply grounded. It pulls our scattered energy back to us, helping us to become strong and clear.

My intention is that this stone will help you to clear deep-seated grief and sadness, allowing your heart to open and heal. It’s a powerful stone for connecting with the energies of the earth, trees, stars and the moon. It promotes intuition, imagination and story-telling ability.

 

The second stone is the Connection Stone, and this one is a Ruby in Fuchsite. Connection stones connect us to Universal energy, as well as to Angels, Guides, Ancestors and our own wise soul energy.

This stone feels like a magical garden or a lake full of waterlillies. Just holding it is reassuring and it quickly centers you into your heart.

My intention in my meditation with this stone is that it provides a restful energy in your life that promotes emotional contentment, inner peace and heart connection. It’s a stone for love, happiness and knowing what you want in the world.

Isn’t it lovely!

When you hold these stones in your own meditation it will help to take you to a happy place – one that is restful, restorative and that will help you connect into personal clarity and inner harmony and peace.

We all need more time in our happy place, and these meditation stones will take you there!

What’s your happy place? Is it a real place, or a place you go to in your head? Do you have more than one? What happens to you when you are in that place? Let us know for a chance to win these stones!

Instructions on how to win these stones:

Do one of any of the following;

  1. Write a comment on this post telling us what your happy place is
  2. Post a comment on our facebook page, telling us what your happy place is or posting an image of that place
  3. Post a comment or image about your happy place on your facebook page and tag us in (use @cauldronsandcupcakes and @nicolecody)
  4. Post a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #CandChappyplace 
  5. Send us an email to chelsi@cauldronsandcupcakes.com telling us about your happy place

This competition closes on September 30th at 8 pm Brisbane time, and I’ll announce the winner on October 3.

I’ll be giving away a set of stones every month between now and December, so there are plenty of chances for you to win.

Biggest love and hugs to all of you, Nicole   xoxo

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 to a temple, or a small votive offering of food or coin, or a few prayers every now and then. This God wanted all of her.” 
~  Francine Rivers

 

I don’t prepare for retreats the way that many other people do.

My priorities are different.

I am not thinking about funnels, or marketing, or what my hook is. I’m not calculating break-evens or what to sell you next.

No.

I am thinking about your soul. I am creating and holding space for you. I am placing you on a mala that I make with my own hands – choosing a bead for you, on which I will pray and meditate twice a day. I am choosing and preparing crystals for you, cleansing them and channelling their purpose and energies. I walk our rural property, creating grids of stones among the trees, or choosing stones from previous grids, some of them from years ago, but whose energies are important for the work we will do together. I am ensuring that your tools will best support you and your growth. I am honouring your spiritual journey. I am preparing the materials. I am crafting your experience. I am devoting myself to the journey, and to taking you with me to a place of transformation.

There are endless hours spent in this crafting, before we even come together. During our retreat I am yours. I pour myself entirely into the process. And I continue to do so once our event is over and you are navigating your way back into the wider world again. It is an honour and a great responsibility to be entrusted with your care.

Long after we part I will still be praying and meditating for you, sending you energy, wishing you well, night-flying to visit you and keep company a while.

I can’t do it any other way. I must give my whole self to this.

This is what it is to follow your heart, to follow a calling, to live with devotion.

I’m so grateful for this life,

Nicole  xoxo