Revised Date Savers For Brisbane Pop Up Shop and Workshops!

“Your inner strength is your outer foundation” 
Allan Rufus

Lovelies, please amend your calendars! Due to that horrendous bout of flu which I am only just recovering from, we’ve postponed the Brisbane events until June.

Although I was sad to postpone there is a wonderful upside. My crystal suppliers are bringing me some great new specimens in time for the June dates. I’ll have more rare stones from Tibet and parts of China, some incredible stones from Afghanistan, lots of amazing Australian crystals and a few very special finds including Amber, skeletal Smoky Quartz and some Golden Healer Cactus Quartz clusters. I can’t wait to share them with you! (Ben has his fingers crossed that I won’t keep TOO many of them for myself.) from

All events will be now held from Friday June 29 to Sunday July 1 at St Colomb’s Church Hall,  23 Victoria St, Clayfield. That’s in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Friday, June 29 is our Pop Up Shop Opening and Channelling and Guided Meditation Evening. Come browse our gorgeous range of crystals, singing bowls, prayer shawls, tarot and oracle cards, journals and other tools for self-exploration and spiritual development.

There will be free demonstrations on using the singing bowls to clear spaces and your own energies, and Nicole and her team will be on hand to help with your crystal and card selections.

Friday Event: Join us for a shared supper and our Channelling Evening and Guided Meditation sessions on Friday night 6pm to 9pm. Come along and meet some of my guides (including some fairy friends!). They will share information about a range of topics, as well as answering questions from the audience. I rarely conduct channelling sessions outside my retreats, so this is a very special offering. I’ll be channelling my guides and some fairy friends who’ll be discussing:

  • How to use silence and nature to heal yourself emotionally and physically
  • How to use meditation to increase your emotional resilience and physical immunity
  • How to work with crystals in meditation, for manifestation and for healing and the science behind how crystals interact with us (Some really cool new information here!)
  • Using movement and music to energise you, release energetic and emotional blockages and help manage anxiety and depression.

These nights are always entertaining, educational and often very enlightening. Please bring a plate to share for supper. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Want to bring your kids? I welcome them as long as they are old enough to participate in the meditations and activities and are interested in the kind of content we’ll be sharing. As their parent you’ll know if this event is right for your child. This is not an evening suited to little children.

Cost: $35 adults, $15 children under 17 – Please RSVP to Dana at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com 

Saturday Workshop 

Saturday 30 June – Full Day Workshop 10am to 4.30pm

Foundation Spiritual Practices – This one day workshop will help you wake up your natural psychic and intuitive abilities by developing a strong practice of regular habits to incorporate into your daily life. Whether you are a complete beginner or have been working with your spiritual gifts for years you’ll find tools and techniques here to help accelerate your growth. More importantly, these practices will help you to reclaim your mindfulness, sense of self, inner calm, good decision-making, peace within, and a strong connection to guiding energies.

These are the techniques I used to build my own intuitive and psychic abilities. They are tried and tested with over 35 years of my own personal practice. If you’re busy, stressed, anxious, time-poor and longing for a way back to that safe and tranquil space of connection and communion, or if you’ve gotten out of the habit of regular spiritual practice this is the workshop for you!

We will be learning:

  • What a spiritual Journeymaker is and why it’s time for you to make that journey!
  • How to use tarot and oracle cards to find your own answers and to go deeply into a space that gives you purpose, direction and perspective. (Even if you have NEVER done this before I will have you working confidently within a short space of time!)
  • How to use crystals for deep soul work.
  • How to use journalling as part of your regular spiritual practice – done properly, journalling can open doors in your life you’d never thought possible! I’ll show you how to frame your questions, how to spiritually connect and how to go deeper to create a sacred journey of self-enlightenment.
  • How to easily connect with your Guides and Higher Self in meditation, and how to access these energies for direction and guidance.
  • How to give yourself and others energetic healing to revitalise the body, clear blockages and promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
  • Creating a sacred space in your home, and the fundamentals of crystal gridding, space clearing and energy work.
  • Some sacred and powerful breathing and energies techniques taught to me by my Aboriginal Aunties that I have never shared before.
  • Some simple quick spiritual rituals to start and end your day connected, balanced and in a good place.

Morning and afternoon tea, and lunch will be provided.

All participants will receive worksheets, a crystal grid to construct at home and MP3 recordings of our guided meditations after the event so that you can follow along with them at home until you are confident enough to do them by yourself.

Bookings Essential!

Cost: $330 adults, $220 children under 17

Sunday Workshop 

Sunday 1 July – Full Day Workshop 10am to 4.30pm

Making and Using Meditation Mala Beads – Lots of people are wearing Mala Beads these days, but no-one seems to know how to actually use them!

Come along to this fun and instructive one-day workshop and let me show you how. Today you will learn about Mala Beads, how they work, and how to use them.

You’ll create your own sacred Meditation Mala, with a combination of blessed wooden beads and crystals. (And oh my, you should see the crystals and pearls I have for you to choose from!) You’ll learn the prayers and blessings to activate your Mala and to attune it to your own energies. At the end of the day you’ll have a beautiful wearable spiritual tool, that suits your personality, energy and style.

You’ll also learn how to use your Meditation Mala. I’ll show you:

  • how to meditate to reach that deep quiet space that everyone talks about but so few people get to
  • how to meditate to manage anxiety, stress and depression
  • how to meditate to create manifesting energies that draw positive energy, situations and relationships to your life
  • how to meditate to send energy and healing to others
  • how to meditate to change habits and build positive new ones
  • how to meditate to build your own intuitive connection and connection to Guides, Ancestors, Angels and God (whomever or whatever you perceive that energy to be)
  • how to meditate to clear and activate your chakras

These are the mala meditation techniques I have used to build my own intuitive and psychic abilities, some of which have been shared with me by Tibetan Buddhist Shamans.

By the end of the day you’ll feel connected, grounded, blissy and fabulous!

Morning and afternoon tea, and lunch will be provided.

All participants will take home their own sacred mala beads. You’ll also receive worksheets and MP3 recordings of our guided meditations after the event so that you can follow along with them at home until you are confident enough to do them by yourself.

Bookings Essential!

Cost: $330 adults, $220 children under 17

Note: If you choose to attend both weekend workshops and the Channelling Evening, total cost will be discounted to $650. (YOMMERS also receive an additional discount – we’ll tell you all about that in our facebook group!)

VIP Tickets: We have a limited number of VIP Tickets Available

Come hang out with me! As a VIP you’ll be invited to an exclusive breakfast and additional session with me before the workshop each morning starting at 8am. In these intimate sessions I will share extra teaching and give you the opportunity to ask personal questions and receive channelled information specifically for you! You’ll be given a deluxe participant’s bag with crystals chosen and programmed for you by me, as well as a beautiful journal and some other special goodies to help you make the most of your event. Our Goody Bag is TRULY Deluxe this year – you’re going to love it!!! You’ll also receive an MP3 of our private channelling sessions and guided meditations as well as a copy of the Friday Night Channelling event too. (Added bonus – you’ll also have first access to the new channelled crystals I’ll bring each day to replenish our shop stock!)

VIP Foundation Spiritual Practices – $585

VIP Meditation Mala – $585

VIP Weekend Ticket – $1100

For More Information Or To Book: You can register your interest with my wonderful team at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com or come over to my Shop here on the blog from where you can buy your tickets direct.

And of course you can drop in to the pop-up shop at any time over the weekend, except during our Friday Night Event!

I look forward to seeing you, to hugs and friendship, and to some wonderful classes and sharing,

Much love, Nicole   xx

How to nurture your Spiritual Connection

“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”  ~ Joseph Cambell

 

Have you seen the bumper sticker that says ‘We are all Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience’? If you’re reading this, chances are that you are awakening to your own Spiritual Self. I remember when I first began to be aware of my own Spirituality. It was an exciting and difficult time in my life. It was also confusing, because I had little direction and did not know where to begin.

We are spiritual BEings, and when we begin to understand this and to discover and honour this connection to Soul and to Source, miracles begin to happen. There are many ways to nurture our Soul and to develop our Spiritual and Psychic gifts.

We don’t become Spiritual, because we already are. Acknowledging our spiritual aspect is actually just a step towards balance and wholeness in our lives. But how do we do this?

If you want to get fit and healthy, you change your lifestyle and start to exercise. As your body becomes accustomed to these changes it responds by being able to do more, by replacing fat with muscle and by energising you. There’s not much difference with developing spiritual “fitness”. It involves lifestyle choices and committing to exercises that help you to find and strengthen your spiritual and psychic self. Here are some to get you started:

  1. Wake up happy.  If you are not happy keep working on feeling good.  Don’t get out of bed until you are in a better head-space!!!  Stretch in bed, feel good, and surround yourself with white light, drawing it deep into your body. Then seal your aura with a layer of colour, like putting a shell around an egg. Choose the colour you are most drawn to, and know that this will have a benefit for you.
  2. Meditate – meditation is the act of mindful awareness, and it can take many forms.  Here is a simple meditation to try: https://youtu.be/F6eFFCi12v8
  3. Time in nature – Stand with your bare feet on the ground, and feel the energy of the Earth anchoring and grounding your body. Feel the sun, sky or moon and stars above you, radiating cosmic energy that enters from the top of your head.  Sit leaning against a tree and feel its wise energy nurture you. Watch birds or animals and seek wisdom and messages from them.
  4. Journal – Daily writing helps to create a space for self-knowledge, healing and contemplation. More tips on that here.
  5. Daily card or rune – Choose some runes or a deck of spiritual or inspirational oracle or tarot cards. Each day close your eyes, offer up a prayer for guidance and then choose one card and let its wisdom enrich your understanding by giving you new perspectives.
  6. Eat to lift your vibration – The fresher the food, the higher its vibration.  Favour organic, seasonal, minimally processed and cruelty-free.  Drink lots of water too! 
  7. Get plenty of rest – When we are rested we are calmer and more able to hear our inner wisdom.
  8. Say no to drugs, and limit consumption of alcohol, caffeine, sugar and any form of chemical additive.Things that alter your consciousness or hype you up also disconnect you from clarity, reality, soul wisdom and Spirit.
  9.  Be discerning about your choice of sexual partners. Sexual intimacy opens up the energy fields of the parties involved, and there is great transference of energy between you. People who lead a lifestyle of lack of regard for their physical and emotional well-being, who take drugs, consume lots of alcohol, and indulge in promiscuity, negative and violent thinking will have unbalanced energy, or worse. When you have sex you open yourself up to all of this. Is this what you want to knowingly expose yourself, your home and loved ones to?
  10. Call on God, your Ancestors, Angels and Guides. None of us is ever alone. There is love and wisdom all around us, and all we ever have to do is ask, and then stay open to that guidance.  
  11. Trust your intuition – it’s like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger it gets!
  12. Live in the moment – Here is where your power is. Not in the past. Not in the future. Be present in the here and now.
  13. Be brave – love deeply.
  14. Ask for teachers to come into your life – this might be in the form of books, friends, workshops, mentors.  Go with what you are drawn to and discard the rest.
  15. Love and accept yourself as you are NOW! 

Sending you much love for your journey. Know that you’re in my thoughts, prayers and meditations, Nicole  xx

PS: If you want to learn in a more hands-on way come join me for a one-day workshop in Brisbane in May. Details below:

Saturday 26 May – Full Day Workshop 10am to 4.30pm

Foundation Spiritual Practices – This one day workshop will help you wake up your natural psychic and intuitive abilities by developing a strong practice of regular habits to incorporate into your daily life. Whether you are a complete beginner or have been working with your spiritual gifts for years you’ll find tools and techniques here to help accelerate your growth. More importantly, these practices will help you to reclaim your mindfulness, sense of self, inner calm, good decision-making, peace within, and a strong connection to guiding energies.

These are the techniques I used to build my own intuitive and psychic abilities. They are tried and tested with over 35 years of my own personal practice. If you’re busy, stressed, anxious, time-poor and longing for a way back to that safe and tranquil space of connection and communion, or if you’ve gotten out of the habit of regular spiritual practice this is the workshop for you!

We will be learning:

  • What a spiritual Journeymaker is and why it’s time for you to make that journey!
  • How to use tarot and oracle cards to find your own answers and to go deeply into a space that gives you purpose, direction and perspective. (Even if you have NEVER done this before I will have you working confidently within a short space of time!)
  • How to use crystals for deep soul work.
  • How to use journalling as part of your regular spiritual practice – done properly, journalling can open doors in your life you’d never thought possible! I’ll show you how to frame your questions, how to spiritually connect and how to go deeper to create a sacred journey of self-enlightenment.
  • How to easily connect with your Guides and Higher Self in meditation, and how to access these energies for direction and guidance.
  • How to give yourself and others energetic healing to revitalise the body, clear blockages and promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
  • Creating a sacred space in your home, and the fundamentals of crystal gridding, space clearing and energy work.
  • Some sacred and powerful breathing and energies techniques taught to me by my Aboriginal Aunties that I have never shared before.
  • Some simple quick spiritual rituals to start and end your day connected, balanced and in a good place.

Morning and afternoon tea, and a delicious lunch will be provided.

All participants will receive a crystal grid to construct at home and MP3 recordings of our guided meditations after the event so that you can follow along with them at home until you are confident enough to do them by yourself.

Bookings Essential!

Cost: $330 adults, $220 children under 17. For more information on our other May events, for VIP options or to book your place visit our Store here on the blog or contact Dana at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com 

 

Date Savers For May Pop Up Shop and Workshops!

“Your inner strength is your outer foundation” 
Allan Rufus

We’re thrilled to announce our next Brisbane Pop Up Shop and One Day workshops!

All events will be held between Friday May 25 and Sunday May 27 at St Colomb’s Church Hall,  23 Victoria St, Clayfield. That’s in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Friday May 25 is our Pop Up Shop Opening and Channelling and Guided Meditation Evening. Come browse our gorgeous range of crystals, singing bowls, prayer shawls, tarot and oracle cards, journals and other tools for self-exploration and spiritual development.

There will be free demonstrations on using the singing bowls to clear spaces and your own energies, and Nicole and her team will be on hand to help with your crystal and card selections.

Friday Event: Join us for a shared supper and our Channelling Evening and Guided Meditation sessions on Friday night 6pm to 9pm. Come along and meet some of my guides (including some fairy friends!). They will share information about a range of topics, as well as answering questions from the audience. I rarely conduct channelling sessions outside my retreats, so this is a very special offering. I’ll be channelling my guides and some fairy friends who’ll be discussing:

  • How to use silence and nature to heal yourself emotionally and physically
  • How to use meditation to increase your emotional resilience and physical immunity
  • How to work with crystals in meditation, for manifestation and for healing and the science behind how crystals interact with us (Some really cool new information here!)
  • Using movement and music to energise you, release energetic and emotional blockages and help manage anxiety and depression.

These nights are always entertaining, educational and often very enlightening. Please bring a plate to share for supper. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Want to bring your kids? I welcome them as long as they are old enough to participate in the meditations and activities and are interested in the kind of content we’ll be sharing. As their parent you’ll know if this event is right for your child. This is not an evening suited to little children.

Cost: $35 adults, $15 children under 17 – Please RSVP to Dana at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com 

Saturday Workshop 

Saturday 26 May – Full Day Workshop 10am to 4.30pm

Foundation Spiritual Practices – This one day workshop will help you wake up your natural psychic and intuitive abilities by developing a strong practice of regular habits to incorporate into your daily life. Whether you are a complete beginner or have been working with your spiritual gifts for years you’ll find tools and techniques here to help accelerate your growth. More importantly, these practices will help you to reclaim your mindfulness, sense of self, inner calm, good decision-making, peace within, and a strong connection to guiding energies.

These are the techniques I used to build my own intuitive and psychic abilities. They are tried and tested with over 35 years of my own personal practice. If you’re busy, stressed, anxious, time-poor and longing for a way back to that safe and tranquil space of connection and communion, or if you’ve gotten out of the habit of regular spiritual practice this is the workshop for you!

We will be learning:

  • What a spiritual Journeymaker is and why it’s time for you to make that journey!
  • How to use tarot and oracle cards to find your own answers and to go deeply into a space that gives you purpose, direction and perspective. (Even if you have NEVER done this before I will have you working confidently within a short space of time!)
  • How to use crystals for deep soul work.
  • How to use journalling as part of your regular spiritual practice – done properly, journalling can open doors in your life you’d never thought possible! I’ll show you how to frame your questions, how to spiritually connect and how to go deeper to create a sacred journey of self-enlightenment.
  • How to easily connect with your Guides and Higher Self in meditation, and how to access these energies for direction and guidance.
  • How to give yourself and others energetic healing to revitalise the body, clear blockages and promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
  • Creating a sacred space in your home, and the fundamentals of crystal gridding, space clearing and energy work.
  • Some sacred and powerful breathing and energies techniques taught to me by my Aboriginal Aunties that I have never shared before.
  • Some simple quick spiritual rituals to start and end your day connected, balanced and in a good place.

Morning and afternoon tea, and lunch will be provided.

All participants will receive a crystal grid to construct at home and MP3 recordings of our guided meditations after the event so that you can follow along with them at home until you are confident enough to do them by yourself.

Bookings Essential!

Cost: $330 adults, $220 children under 17

Sunday Workshop 

Sunday 27 May – Full Day Workshop 10am to 4.30pm

Making and Using Meditation Mala Beads – Lots of people are wearing Mala Beads these days, but no-one seems to know how to actually use them!

Come along to this fun and instructive one-day workshop and let me show you how. Today you will learn about Mala Beads, how they work, and how to use them.

You’ll create your own sacred Meditation Mala, with a combination of blessed wooden beads and crystals. You’ll learn the prayers and blessings to activate your Mala and to attune it to your own energies. At the end of the day you’ll have a beautiful wearable spiritual tool, that suits your personality, energy and style.

You’ll also learn how to use your Meditation Mala. I’ll show you:

  • how to meditate to reach that deep quiet space that everyone talks about but so few people get to
  • how to meditate to manage anxiety, stress and depression
  • how to meditate to create manifesting energies that draw positive energy, situations and relationships to your life
  • how to meditate to send energy and healing to others
  • how to meditate to change habits and build positive new ones
  • how to meditate to build your own intuitive connection and connection to Guides, Ancestors, Angels and God (whomever or whatever you perceive that energy to be)
  • how to meditate to clear and activate your chakras

These are the mala meditation techniques I have used to build my own intuitive and psychic abilities, some of which have been shared with me by Tibetan Buddhist Shamans.

By the end of the day you’ll feel connected, grounded, blissy and fabulous!

Morning and afternoon tea, and lunch will be provided.

All participants will take home their own sacred mala beads. You’ll also receive MP3 recordings of our guided meditations after the event so that you can follow along with them at home until you are confident enough to do them by yourself.

Bookings Essential!

Cost: $330 adults, $220 children under 17

Note: If you choose to attend both weekend workshops and the Channelling Evening, total cost will be discounted to $650. (YOMMERS also receive an additional discount – we’ll tell you all about that in our facebook group!)

VIP Tickets: We have a limited number of VIP Tickets Available

Come hang out with Nicole! As a VIP you’ll be invited to an exclusive breakfast and additional session with Nicole before the workshop each morning starting at 8am. In these intimate sessions Nicole will share extra teaching and give you the opportunity to ask personal questions and receive channelled information just for you! You’ll be given a deluxe participant’s bag with crystals chosen and programmed for you by Nicole, as well as a beautiful journal and some other special goodies to help you make the most of your event. You’ll also receive an MP3 of our private channelling session.

VIP Foundation Spiritual Practices – $585

VIP Meditation Mala – $585

VIP Weekend Ticket – $1100

To Book: You can register your interest to my wonderful team at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com or come over to my Shop here on the blog from tomorrow, where ticket sales will go live.

And of course you can drop in to the pop-up shop at any time over the weekend, except during our Friday Night Event!

I look forward to seeing you, to hugs and friendship, and to some wonderful classes and sharing,

Much love, Nicole   xx

Understanding Intuition and Gut Instinct

“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”  ~ Oprah Winfrey

There is an unseen force that lives within each of us, and that connects us all.  We are energetic by nature, and that energy can guide us if only we can tune in to it.  One of the simplest ways to do this is by learning to honour our intuition.

There are many ways to do this, but today I’m going to focus on one: gut feeling.  Gut instinct or feeling is a primal response hard-wired into every human.

Gut feeling really does come from that area of your body – your abdomen.  It’s not a mind-based wisdom.  It doesn’t come from your heart.  It comes from that primal genetic material that is encoded and passed from parent to offspring.  In humans that is your original eight cells, which are located near your solar plexus. It is also the wisdom of the many bacteria and other organisms that live within the gut itself. We are not just our own consciousness. We are a whole co-creative biosystem that has evolved with an instinct to keep ourselves safe and to guard against threat.

So how do we tune in to this?  It’s easier than you think. Gut instinct does not use words or images.  Gut instinct uses emotions, and rockets along our central nervous system, which can also produce physical reactions.  It operates in 3 modes – neutral, forward and reverse. Some people call this the ‘sixth sense’. Some call it ‘intuition’.  Whatever the name, I’m sure you’ve all felt it and are familiar with it, whether you honour it or not.

In ‘forward’, we literally feel that we want to move closer to something.  We feel good about it.  We feel excited, happy and positive.  We can’t explain why, we can’t find the words for it, but we KNOW that something will work, that the person is good or honest, that this situation will be for the best, that this job/car/person/product/idea/food is the right choice.

In ‘neutral’ we feel indifference. There is no strong emotion or physical reaction either way.

In ‘reverse’ our gut is telling us to back away.  We feel unsure or uncomfortable.  The warning bells go off.  If it’s a mild response, this is where our brain often kicks in and invalidates our emotion (that can happen in ‘forward’ situations too!) by persuading our logical mind with rational thoughts and justifications.  In a strong response we may feel anxious or ill, we want to move back from this job/person/situation, we want to get to safety or a neutral space.  We can’t say why but we KNOW this won’t work well, this person can’t be trusted, something is wrong, it’s going to end badly…

This basic instinct is like a muscle – the more we use it, the stronger it becomes.  If we learn to trust it with the smaller things, eventually we’ll be able to hear and honour it with the bigger things.  This can be especially hard for people who are governed by their mind, which is why I recommend starting with small things that have no big ramifications in your life.

Here are some examples you may be familiar with:

  • Driving to work you suddenly feel like taking an alternative route.  You ignore that instinct and a minute past the turn-off you get stuck in a gridlock that makes you late. If you’d gone the other way you would have missed the traffic snarl.
  • In the supermarket you are drawn to a special: roasted chicken and a vast tub of coleslaw.  You really want to buy it, but that’s crazy.  There’s only you and that’s so much food.  You don’t buy it, and when you get home your sister and her family have arrived and that chicken and coleslaw would have been perfect…
  • You meet a guy, and your immediate reaction is one of dislike and distrust.  Everyone tells you how great he is, so you brush that initial feeling away.  Down the track your instinct is proved right when he turns out to be not-so-nice or trustworthy after all.  You kick yourself because you KNEW it all along!
If you’re a Star Wars fan you’ll know that Master Yoda, the great Jedi has much to say about the Force.  Here’s some of what he told Luke Skywalker…

“My ally is the Force. And a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us… and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this… [nudging Luke’s arm] crude matter! You must feel the Force around you. Here, between you, me, the tree, the rock… everywhere! Even between the land and the ship.”

If Luke learns to master the Force, as other Jedi have done, the Force can provide access to even higher levels of awareness and intuition.  Yoda explains, “Through the Force, things you will see. Other places. The future…the past…old friends long gone.”

Animals don’t question that Force.  And because of that they are guided in incredible ways.  They trust their instincts. This youtube clip illustrates that energy and trust.  It’s magical…

Postscript: I’m a channel, and often that connection informs my writing. It means I sometimes write about things I don’t consciously understand or remember, which I then go and google (welcome to my life!) to find out their meaning.  That’s how I found out about the eight cells.

The Energies of April– 2018

It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” 
~ Vincent van Gogh

Hello, Lovelies :)

April is a month that brings a delicious flow of new ideas and inspiration. Your job is to honour this flow, making room for change in your life and for acting on these ideas and inspired thoughts. If you’ve lacked direction you’ll be glad to know that April gifts you sudden flashes of insight and clarity. Don’t be surprised if you move in a whole new direction, or back to something that you long ago discarded.

Cards for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for March for you: one from Colette Baron-Reid’s The Enchanted Map and one from Steven Farmer’s Earth Magic Oracle. Please note I don’t use these cards in a conventional way, but rather as a stimulus for channeled information.

Here is what I have received from each card:

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”
~Elizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love

It’s a powerful time for thinking back over your life, identifying projects, ideas or interests you might have shelved because it wasn’t right timing, or you thought you’d outgrown it, because people talked you out of it, or you put it to one side to make someone else happy. Some of those things will still hold energy and interest for you, so dust them off and start over with them. You’ll know if they are good for you because you’ll feel a happy little lift when you think about them. The same goes for new projects and ideas.

The second card I’ve chosen is VOLCANO. 

“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.”
~Brené Brown

That feeling of enthusiasm and interest is a great compass for you this month. It will show you where to put your time and energy. It will also help you to see where you might have moved into disconnect with people or projects. Tune in to see if you want to keep working on them, get help with them or move on.

In this clear-thinking and creative month make sure to carve out some time for yourself and your projects or interests. Protect your boundaries with people or situations that drain you or waste your time. If anger and resentment come up for you, pay attention. That’s your heart telling you that you’re not in alignment. Sometimes the cure for this can be as simple as making a little more private time for yourself and what matters to you before you go back to your day job, your relationships and your usual responsibilities.

Best crystals this month?

Agate Occo and Hematite

Agate Occo  (also known as Oco or Ocho) are tiny geodes. These crystals bring inspiration and an awakening of our creative abilities. They also support confidence in our ideas and intuition.

Hematite strengthens our physical body, warding off fatigue and negative energy or emotion. It grounds us and boosts our self-respect and self-belief.

Essential oils to support your journey?

Young Living’s Abundance blend is my choice for April. Containing orange, patchouli, frankincense, clove, ginger, myrhh, cinnamon and spruce it has a rich spicy aroma and I find it very grounding and centering. I love this oil for helping me get into a space of allowing, receiving and flow. And gee it gets the creative juices flowing! If ever I feel out of sorts, unworthy, undeserving or out of alignment Abundance is my go-to oil. Usage: A drop over your heart and on your wrists as a perfume and/or on crown of head, back of neck and behind ears work well. So does diffusing the oil of putting a few drops in your bath water.

Want to make your own blend? Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own but they’ll also make a great combination for diffusing. Orange is uplifting, busts stress and helps us overcome self-doubt. Frankincense elevates our mood and promotes spiritual connection and intuition, Patchouli reduces inflammation and stress in the body and it helps us to feel deserving and open to abundance, Myrhh is a deeply spiritual oil – it’s a resin with a smoky sweet and slightly bitter smell which helps link our left and right brain bringing balance, calm and centering.  (Frankincense and Myrrh are said to be two of the three gifts brought by the three wise men to the baby Jesus, the third gift being gold.) To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.

Image from juicingforhealth.com


Wishing you a love-filled, satisfying and wonder-full April.

Lots of love, Nicole❤ xoxo

 

Easter Egg Oracle for 2018

“Hedwig didn’t return until the end of the Easter holidays. Percy’s letter was enclosed in a package of Easter eggs that Mrs. Weasley had sent. Both Harry’s and Ron’s were the size of dragon eggs, and full of home-made toffee. Hermione’s, however, was smaller than a chicken’s egg. Her face fell when she saw it.
“Your mum doesn’t read Witch’s Weekly, by any chance, does she, Ron?” she asked quietly.
“Yeah,” said Ron, whose mouth was full of toffee. “Gets it for the recipes.”
Hermione looked sadly at her tiny egg.”

~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

It’s Easter!

If you lived closer I’d pop over with some Hot Cross Buns or some Easter Eggs and we could sit and have a cuppa and a chat. But the Cauldrons and Cupcakes family is a global community so my Easter Gift to you will have to be a virtual one.

Today’s blog gives you a mini-reading. It’s not a fortune-telling exercise; instead it’s about seeing yourself and your life from a fresh perspective. All you need to do is scroll through the pictures of my Easter Eggs, and choose the one that appeals to you most. Then go further down the page to read the meaning for the Easter treat you have chosen.

♥♥♥ Love, love, love to you, Nicole xoxo ♥♥♥


Today’s Easter Egg Selection

1.  Henny Penny’s Magical Eggs!

 

2.  More Fun with Friends!

 

3. Handmade Organic Chocolate Truffles!

 

4.  My Special Project!

 

5. ♥ Golden Fancy!

 

6.  Green, Green, Green!

 

7.  Elegant Simplicity !

 

8.  Which Came First?

 

♥ The Message and Gift of each Treat♥

Each Easter Treat has a message for you. I have also selected a crystal to best support the message and energies of your choice.  You could wear or hold this crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here) The Power Word is a word to remind yourself of the quality you most need and that you are strongly attracting right now.  You can turn it into your own personal mantra by saying “I choose ___________ ” (insert your Power Word). Your Magical Healing Environment is a place or activity you’ll find supportive and healing.

♥ Henny Penny’s Magical Eggs ! – From Little things Big Things Grow! You are given your ideas and feelings for a reason. You’re coming into a time of great change and shift, and all of it for your own best outcomes and results. All of those niggling feelings and tiny ideas for change need to be given light and space so that they can grow into something tangible, creating a map for you to follow from lost back to being on track again. It’s a wonderful year ahead. Be brave and keep going. Don’t be afraid to make BIG changes. It’s your year for that. And all of this change will lead to stability, harmony and peace.  Best Crystal – Ametrine (or an Amethyst and a Citrine)  ♥ Power Word – Transformation  Magical Healing Environment – Quiet time in nature or spaces that nurture and inspire you.  Nature walks, ocean swims, watching the snow or rain fall as you sit inside drinking a warm drink with your journal by your side, being in an art gallery or favourite cafe, a museum or a beautiful garden.

 More Fun with Friends!  – Life is a journey that’s meant to be shared! What’s needed in your life right now is fun, connection and companionship. A family movie and pizza night, a dinner out with friends, a holiday with your bestie, a camping trip or a cooking workshop. This isn’t online connection – you need skin time, face-to-face time. Make new friends or re-connect to old ones. Reconnect to activities and places that were important to you in the past. Plan a party or a get-together. Work less. Live more. And if you’re in love and it’s all going well? Make that bigger commitment!  Best Crystal – Ruby in Fuchsite   Power Word – Connection  Magical Healing Environment – Anywhere that lets you be in the same space with other people in ways that support or entertain you. This could be your backyard barbeque area, a restaurant, a classroom, or a coffee shop. It could be a weekend music festival or a pottery class, a birthday bash or a school reunion. It could also be a wedding or a baby shower 🙂

 Handmade Organic Chocolate Truffles – Indulging in mindful pleasure!  On one level you are completely exhausted, my beautiful friend. And yet you keep pushing on. It’s time to bring pleasure and down-time back into your life. It’s time to get out of your head and back into your body. Better to choose one exquisite thing than a bucket full of mediocre. It’s time for quality rest and recreation and for gifting yourself the time and space to reinvent and recharge yourself.  It’s also a time for conscious eating and mindful movement as you chart a path back to balance, wellness and emotional satisfaction.  Best Crystal – Garnet  ♥ Power Word – Slow  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – anything that reconnects you to your senses.  Bubble baths, clean sheets, music, sleep, good books, dancing, lying in dappled sunlight on soft green grass, beautiful healthy food, exquisite small indulgences, essential oils, fresh flowers, warm embraces.

 My Special Project! – A Focus On Love! You are lovable. You are worthy of love. If you’re in an existing relationship it’s time to give that relationship some extra love and care. Give yourself permission to fall in love all over again. Love isn’t a fairy tale. It’s fun and hard and tears and magic and pain and growth and sharing. But it’s also incredible! Haven’t found that special someone yet? Know that love is in the air. Love isn’t just romantic love – it’s friends and family too. Go be with them! Happy on your own? Then it’s time for some self-love and acceptance of yourself just as you are. Love those quirks and bumpy bits. Your very existence is sacred. You are a miracle. There is always someone out there for you, and who will love you just as you are, just like you’ll love them. Start to believe that.  Best Crystal – Moonstone   Power Word – Cherish   Magical Healing Environment – Sitting in your heart, and being with your loved ones. Life isn’t scripted, and romance and love grow in the heart of the everyday. Our job is to be mindful so that we can be in that moment and help that love grow. Put your screens down and be present. Don’t be afraid to give yourself a makeover too, if that helps you feel good about yourself and how you walk this world.

 Golden Fancy! – Creative Talents and Ideas! There is something that only you can bring to the world. Your gifts and talents are meant to be shared. It might make a big impact on many people. It might change the life of just one. But if you don’t work to shine your light and share your gifts a little part of our timeline will forever stay darkened., because no-one can replace you and your offerings. No-one. It’s time to move from procrastination to action. It’s time to value your ideas and gifts and to dream your dreams into being. There is so much energetic support for you. All manner of help and miracle-making at your fingertips. So, what’s stopping you? Only self-doubt, and we don’t have time for that anymore. We need you to just get out there and do your thing.  Best Crystal – Smoky Quartz  Power Word – Authentic  Magical Healing Environment – Your creative lair, office or art space, or wherever else you make your magic. Which could be the garden, kitchen, or the counselling couch. This is not a time for learning or planning, it’s a time for doing and being! Thank you for being you.

 Green, Green, Green! – Wherever You Go, There You Are! What’s needed for you right now is a sense of sanctuary.  It might be your bedroom, your study, your altar, your backyard. It might be your writing space or your office. It might be your entire home. It needs to be clean. It needs to be comfortable. It needs to make your heart feel glad. It needs to be a space that reflects who you are and what you love. Move if you have to. It’s okay to end and begin things now. And if the mess is inside you, get help with that. Do whatever it takes to bring yourself back to a place of inner peace and calm. ♥ Best Crystal – Snowflake Obsidian  ♥ Power Word – Sanctuary ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Home (whatever that means to you).  Create a space that allows you to feel safe, comfortable, supported and surrounded by beauty and meaning. Start with one small corner. Simple is fine. De-clutter. Make space for rest and new growth.

♥ Elegant Simplicity – Levelling Up Spiritually.  Spiritual connection and flow is not a difficult or complicated process, although we often try to make it that way. You are coming into a time of deeper connection, deeper knowing, and deeper intuition. Give yourself some breathing space to contemplate the bigger questions in your life. Make time for reading, meditation and journalling. Expect a bigger connection to God, your Guides and Angels and your own Wise Self. Expect answers to those big questions, and a clarity about your way forward. All is well.   Best Crystal – Lapis Lazuli   Power Word – Become  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Sacred Spaces or alone time. Churches and temples, parks, sitting under old trees, your meditation corner, a library or a quiet corner of the house when no-one else is home.

 Which Came First? – Troubles Falling Away!  Sometimes it’s hard to know what happens first… Our troubles begin to resolve so we begin to feel better, or we begin to feel better so our troubles resolve. Any way it happens, know that things are finally looking up for you. BUT you need to let go of the old story about all your troubles too. Open to the possibility that things can change for the better. Even if you never quite understand how or why.  Prayers answered, breakthroughs and an end to going round and round in circles going nowhere. Hooray!  Best Crystal – Tiger Eye   Power Word – Blessings  Magical Healing Environment – Your life! Nothing specific you need to do, and nowhere you need to be. It’s all progressing beautifully. Soon you’ll see that shift you’ve been hoping for.

Breaking Curses – Leaving Fear Behind

“There is only one curse that really exists and that is to believe naively that curses really exist!” 
Mehmet Murat ildan

Every year I receive messages from the public or see clients who tell me that all of the suffering in their life is because of a curse someone has put upon them on or upon their family. These people are earnest, in fear, and often in a bad way.

Here’s a recent example:

I am struggling with life. Had a Aunty from Croatia who is a Nun put a family curse on my mum and her children (my brother and I)  Then my father passed away.3 days prior to his 53rd birthday day and was buried on his birthday. The next day I was married to my first. The church burnt down 1year after our marriage and the reception hall burnt down the second year after the wedding. And a lot more. Now I become successful and then fail. I am so broke now at 49 and haven’t even a home or a car. Do you know how to break curses? Ps The Curse came as a Voodoo doll of a woman stuffed with pins. We later were told the pins were cursed. Mum’s finger was pricked.

Every time I read these, or hear the stories from my clients I feel so saddened. Fear has run their lives, and their minds have become magnets to drawing more negative events into their lives.

But why? Is there power in a curse?

Only if you believe there to be.

Our minds are powerful things. Much more powerful than we really understand. And the power of our own mind can always overcome the thoughts or energies of anything external to us. But for that to happen we must believe in our own power.

Think for a minute about someone you know with a completely different religious or political view to you. No matter how much they argue with you, or try to cajole or convince you they can’t change your mind. You know what you believe, and you sit in certainty with your belief. Their words roll off you with no impact. You might actively tune out to their conversation. You just don’t buy into what they are saying. You’re empowered in your own belief.

Many of my readers and community members will feel like that when asked about voodoo, spells and black magic. We don’t even think about it usually. It’s not a part of our world, or our belief system. For us it holds no power.

The power of a curse is the power that we give it. If we give it power our own mind attracts and manifests all of the problems that flow from that belief. Our thoughts and words have power. The more we talk about the thing, and think about the thing, the bigger its energy becomes. (And this is true for ANY belief we hold, positive or negative.)

When we believe in something we begin to look for evidence of it in our lives. And no matter what our belief is, if we begin to focus on it and look for evidence of it we will find it. What we seek we find. What we think about we attract. We are the ultimate manifestors in our own lives. If we keep looking for tragedy, bad luck and bad energy we will surely find it and attract more to us.

Those negative things that have happened and which you want to use as proof of a curse? I’m sorry. We all get our fair share of illness, accident, peril and bad news. Life is fraught with risk, even as it is filled with wonders.

But that brings me back to the gentleman who wrote me this latest email. His fear and belief are strong. Which means his mindset and belief sends a vibration in the world that will continue to magnetise him to events and relationships of a similar vibration. We attract what we think about and believe. (Did I mention that our minds are powerful?)

How does he step out of this energy of feeling cursed? How does he break that energetic feedback loop inside his head?

When you become this deeply entrenched in a belief it’s not always so easy to do a flip and begin to believe something else. Which is why ritual becomes important. In every situation of someone believing they are cursed they have given their authority and power away to another person – the one who supposedly created the curse. Here’s a simple ritual to take your power back, and it’s a ritual that feels amazingly supportive. In fact if you don’t believe yourself cursed but you are feeling bullied, afraid, vulnerable or insecure this ritual can help. It’s a ritual that only needs to be done once, and it is very affirming and empowering.

One With The Light

Sit or stand in a place where you won’t be disturbed. If you love rituals and really want to ramp up the symbolism create a ring of salt to stand in or around your chair to symbolise purification. And light a candle to symbolise bringing light into darkness.

Now breathe in white light. Do this any way that feels good to you – by visualising or imagining or sensing white light coming into your body with every breath. You might breathe it in through your nose and mouth or draw it in through the top of your head. Fill every cell in your body with white light, and then create a bubble of light around you (your auric field) and fill that with white light too. As you do this you can affirm “I am one with the Light. I am one with Spirit (use God instead of Spirit if you prefer). Nothing can come between me and the Light. Nothing can come between me and Spirit.” Do this until you feel strong and light-filled. Know it to be true. Want to take it further in breaking that energetic connection? Add this phrase “I forgive all enemies and release them with Love and Light.” Then finish by saying “I reclaim my sovereign power. It is so.”

If you made a circle of salt step out of it and then extinguish the candle. But all of the props are unnecessary so only use them if it feels right for you.

If you believe a curse has affected your family line you have the authority to act on their behalf in removing those thought patterns and energy. To do this follow the ritual in the same way, but end by saying “I reclaim sovereign power for myself and my family. It is so.”

Once you’ve performed the ritual STOP THINKING ABOUT THE CURSE. Let it go. Let go of fear. Don’t talk about it anymore. If you find yourself dwelling on the past stop yourself and move on to thinking about something else. You can also remember the feeling of drawing white light into your body and remind yourself again “I am one with the Light, I am one with Spirit. Nothing can come between me and the Light. Nothing can come between me and Spirit.”

Use your powerful mind to search for evidence of what is going well in your life. Count your blessings. Live from love and from your own internal authority.

Sending you love, and all good thoughts and intentions for you to move to a place of better flow and awareness. Nicole  xx

 

 

Managing your vibration – simple techniques for increasing intuition and awareness

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” 
~ Nikola Tesla

Our thoughts and emotions have a strong impact on our vibrationary level. Know what I mean by that?  Try this. Think of a time when someone or something really upset you.  Go back to that time and relive it in your mind.  Feel your body become tense and your heart rate increase.  Feel the anger or sadness or whatever other predominant emotion you may recall begin to flood your consciousness.

By invoking these thoughts and emotions you have consciously lowered your rate of vibration.  Negative self-talk will have the same effect.  Telling yourself that you are dumb, fat or not good enough rockets you into a lower vibration.  So does listening to people who talk down to you or show you a lack of love and respect.  Environments can have the same effect.  Is there anywhere or anyone that makes you feel uncomfortable?  Pay attention to how this affects your life, your thoughts and your actions.

Close your eyes and think of a time when you have felt positive, successful, happy or victorious.  Feel the love of someone close, or of an adored pet.  Imagine a beautiful place or natural environment.  Notice how you begin to feel expansive, calm, happy, joyful and powerful.  This is you moving to a higher vibration.

You have done all of this just with the power of your mind!

Now that you understand how this works, you can begin to consciously work with this power to lift your vibration and help you feel good about yourself.  As our vibration raises we become more spiritually and psychically aware, and can more easily access our intuition and psychic gifts. It also enhances our body’s ability to heal.

Vibrationary triggers

Make a note in your journal of things you can use to help raise your conscious vibration.  Experiment with clothes, colours and food – see how these affect your mood and self-image.  What makes you smile?  Fresh flowers, a happy baby, a hug, a note from a friend, or maybe your favourite music?  Place things in your environment that are positive emotional triggers, and that hold happy memories or thoughts.  Practice telling yourself how much you love YOU (this can be a hard one – but keep trying!) and remind yourself of your good qualities and talents, no matter how small.  Remove items that have negative associations.  Whenever you find yourself feeling anxious or upset or angry STOP!  Breathe….  Centre yourself (see info below).  Remind yourself of the blessings in your life.  Tell yourself that you are powerful and that you choose how you live in this moment.  Breathe in LOVE and breathe out negativity.  It works!

Centering

Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed for at least ten minutes.  Sit or lie quietly and focus on your breathing.  Take slow, deep breaths.  Gradually you will feel yourself calming and becoming more relaxed.  You will have an awareness of your body and mind.  This is a meditation technique called ‘centering’.  Centering is all about bringing our conscious awareness back to a place of calm.  Feel your energy within your body.  You may want to visualise it as a white or golden ball of Light within your abdomen or around your heart.

Notice any tensions and consciously let go of them, encouraging deeper and deeper relaxation.  Know that any time, and at any place, you can bring your energy back to a place of centeredness just by taking a few conscious deep slow breaths and imagining that ball of Light within you.  When you are centred you call back all of your scattered energy, and it helps you to remain calm and to be in your Power.  Being centred encourages good decisions and fosters intuition and integrity.

We can’t control the world around us, but we can make conscious choices about what we choose to focus on, and what thoughts we fill our minds with.  It is worth the effort to manage our vibration – feeling good always leads to improvements and new opportunities in the world around us.

Sending you all good thoughts and intentions for you to move to a place of better flow and awareness. Nicole  xx

What To Do After Meditation

“Meditate, visualize and create your own reality and the universe will simply reflect back to you.”  ~ Amit Ray

Do you meditate?

It’s one of the things we are practicing on retreat right now. Even a few minutes a day, done regularly, can change your life – bringing calm and increasing your ability to cope with life’s daily stresses.

But what about after meditation?

I’ve been teaching my students that those first few minutes after meditation are the perfect time for you to spend in visualisation. Simply hold a vision in your mind of the life you want to create for yourself – in any area of your life. Make it as real and immediate as you can, as though you already have that change in your life. Allow yourself to feel good about that change. And then bring yourself back into your body and go about your day.

That simple additional step of visualising after meditation, while you are still in connection with Universal Energy and calm and open to receiving will make a powerful difference to the way that you manifest in the world.

Try it. I promise you’ll be pleased that you did.

Sending lots of love and good energy to you from here at retreat, Nicole  xx

Have You Seen The Night Sky Lately?

“Before we invented civilization our ancestors lived mainly in the open out under the sky. Before we devised artificial lights and atmospheric pollution and modern forms of nocturnal entertainment we watched the stars. There were practical calendar reasons of course but there was more to it than that. Even today the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars. When it happens to me after all these years it still takes my breath away.” 
~ Carl Sagan

We’re on retreat right now, and one of the many activities we do are channelling nights where I bring my guides and energetic friends through to speak to the group.

There are always plenty of interesting new perspectives and new information and I thought I’d share one of them here this morning.

Silith shared with us the importance of moonlight and starlight for the human body. We are all aware of the need for sunlight and how this creates Vitamin D. Now Silith has reminded us that once upon a time humans had regular time under a night sky too, and that we have evolved needing these energies which are particularly important for our hormone production, mental health and eye health. Both moonlight and starlight are essential to our wellbeing.

How long has it been since you stood under a night sky?

Sending much love to you,  Nicole  xx