Forgiveness Meditation – Mini Online Chakra Wisdoms Retreat Day 4

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”
~ Marvin J. Ashton

 

Forgiveness is one of the more valuable gifts that we can give ourselves.

The energies of the next three days are well suited for all forms of forgiveness work. It’s one of the big things we are working on here at my Chakra Wisdoms retreat.

In today’s mini online retreat that follows along with our own, I encourage you to sit in that energy of forgiveness. Forgiveness of self. Forgiveness of those who have wronged you. Forgiveness for bad decisions and mistakes and all other manner of hurt and regret and opportunities lost or dreams uneventuated.

I recorded a meditation yesterday during our residential course here in Byron Bay. It is a raw and unedited recording with a few background coughs and snuffles but they won’t disturb your process.

There are also a few concepts and terms that you may be unfamiliar with, so let me briefly explain them here:

  • The zero point field is a quantum physics term. Think of it as the space between all matter – a space of darkness and possibility that flows through and links all things, everywhere.
  • Your soul anchor is a chakra that sits deep with the earth. Think of it as a small black sphere that is positioned well below your feet and within the liquid part of the earth’s core.
  • Your thymus chakra is located on your chest, between your heart and throat chakras. It is turquoise in colour, and is the seat of compassion, forgiveness and oneness energy.

 

Chakra Wisdoms Forgiveness Meditation

To listen to this meditation, sit or lie with a straight spine. You’re welcome to hold your favourite crystal too. Then simply close your eyes and follow along to the sound of my voice. You’ll need to set aside fifteen minutes for this exercise.

 

Journalling Forgiveness

If you’d like to do a little more work around the energy of forgiveness, use your oracle or tarot cards and journal to explore this in more detail.

Shuffle your cards, while holding the question ‘Where have I held myself back by failing to forgive?’

When you have shuffled the cards and they feel ‘done’, select just one card. How you choose that card is up to you. You can split the deck. You could take the top or bottom card. You could fan the cards out and take one from the array.

Place the card face up in front of you.

Clear your mind by closing your eyes and taking one deep breath in and then out. Open your eyes again. Take a minute and look at the picture on the oracle or tarot card.

What stands out for you? Is it an image or a colour? Is it a number or a word? What are your first impressions?

Write these down in your journal.

Now let’s go a little deeper. What feelings or words does this card evoke in your mind when you think about the card and its images in relation to your question. Take five minutes and just write some stream-of-consciousness thoughts down. Don’t censor or judge them. Trust your intuition..

Now repeat this same process for the final two questions:

‘What positive energies do I reclaim by forgiving myself and others?’

‘If I bring my attention to it, where will I get my biggest breakthrough?’

 

Thinking of you and sending so much love, Nicole xx

PS – Today is our last day of retreat so there will be no blog post tomorrow. I will be catching up on some much-needed sleep. Thanks for your understanding ❤

 

 

Chakra Clearing Meditation – Mini Online Chakra Wisdoms Retreat Day 3

“Clear your energy, honor your rhythm, live your vision ” ~ George Denslow

 

Today I have a simple guided meditation for you, to help you clear and energise your chakras.

This is a beautiful meditation that even complete beginners can do easily and well.

All you need to do is set aside about 7 minutes, close your eyes, and then  simply follow along to the sound of my voice. You are welcome to hold your favourite crystal during this meditation, and I do recommend that you keep your journal handy so that you can record any thoughts when the meditation is complete. There will also be an opportunity for you to pull three oracle or tarot cards at the end of this meditation, to give you further insights.

 

Running the Light Guided Meditation

 

Three Card Spread For Further Insight

Today we are going to pull three cards, one for each question. Just follow the instructions below.

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Shuffle your cards, while holding the question ‘What do I most need to know today?’

When you have shuffled the cards and they feel ‘done’, select just one card. How you choose that card is up to you. You can split the deck. You could take the top or bottom card. You could fan the cards out and take one from the array.

Place the card face up in front of you.

Clear your mind by closing your eyes and taking one deep breath in and then out. Open your eyes again. Take a minute and look at the picture on the oracle or tarot card.

What stands out for you? Is it an image or a colour? Is it a number or a word? What are your first impressions?

Write these down in your journal.

Now let’s go a little deeper. What feelings or words does this card evoke in your mind when you think about the card and its images in relation to your question. Take five minutes and just write some stream-of-consciousness thoughts down. Don’t censor or judge them. Trust your intuition..

 

Now repeat this same process for the final two questions:

‘Where am I holding myself back?’

‘If I bring my attention to it, where will I get my biggest breakthrough?’

 

Thinking of you and sending so much love, Nicole xx

 

Mini Online Chakra Wisdoms Retreat – Day 2

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Image from www.taste.com.au

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”
~ Marvin J. Ashton

 

Chakras are simply energy centers within and around the body.

 

Today we are looking at the energy centre within you that you can draw on right now to help others or to shine your light in the world.

Just follow the instructions below to learn more.

 

Reflection Questions

Take ten minutes, sit quietly on your own, and answer these as truthfully as you can. These answers are just for you. No-one else will see them. Write them down. Let the answers stay with you. Write as little or as much as you need.

  1. What areas of your life always seem to work well?
  2. What activities always make you feel happy or content?

 

Colour Questions

Pick the colour that most appeals to you,

1. Green – Heart Chakra

 

2. Yellow – Solar Plexus Chakra

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Image from www.indulgy.com

 

3. Purple  – Third Eye Chakra

 

4. Red – Base Chakra

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Image from www.ginva.com

 

5. White – Crown Chakra

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Image from www.orehi.tv

 

6. Sky Blue – Throat Chakra

 

7. Orange – Sacral Chakra

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Image from www.pixoto.com

 

The colour you have chosen represents the chakra that you can work with right now that supports your natural talents and gifts.  The activities below will nurture that chakra, helping the energy of your chakra to stay strong and in flow.

  1. Green – Green corresponds to our Heart Chakra, our centre for Love and Emotional Expression. Choose one of the following activities to support your Sacral Chakra today: *give or receive a heart-to-heart hug *forgive yourself *forgive someone else *make contact with someone you miss *declare your love *be kind to yourself *meet loved ones for a shared meal *plan an outing or holiday with friends or family *worship or give thanks in a way that is meaningful to you *celebrate your life by doing something that makes you happy *donate or volunteer *smile and be kind *spend time with your pets *seek help from a therapist if you are stuck in grief, loss or anger *place flowers by your bed or desk *treat yourself to a haircut or manicure *buy one small thing that makes your feel good and nurtures your soul
  2. Yellow – Yellow corresponds to our Solar Plexus Chakra, our I AM centre for anchoring our personal authority and sense of self.  Choose one of the following activities to support your Solar Plexus Chakra today: *say yes to something you want *say no to something you don’t want *affirm your boundaries *choose to speak positively about yourself and others *create a life plan or a business plan *make a decision in an area where you’ve been procrastinating *take some time for a solo adventure – even if that’s just a cup of coffee on your own in a new place, or ten minutes exploring an interesting store *find yourself a coach or mentor who believes in you *make a dream board 
  3. Purple – Purple corresponds to our Third Eye Chakra, our centre for Spiritual Insight and Life Vision. Choose one of the following activities to support your Third Eye Chakra today: *spend some time giving yourself an oracle or tarot reading, or visit someone who does these *visualise yourself having, doing or being something that is a life goal for you *make plans for the future *take a walk in bright sunshine or moonlight * burn some incense *journal your problems and consider solutions *meditate *play with your favourite crystals *give or receive energy healing *take a nap *have an early night *do something that stimulates your imagination
  4. Red – Red corresponds to our Base Chakra, our centre for Safety, Security and Abundance. Choose one of the following activities to support your Base Chakra today: *go for a walk *take a hike in nature *stand barefoot on the ground *participate in a team sport *create a sacred altar at home with some items that are meaningful to you *declutter or give your home or work space a tidy *spend quality time with your loved ones *pay a bill with an attitude of gratitude *start a savings account towards a meaningful outcome *plan a romantic interlude or enjoy one today *go dancing
  5. White – White corresponds to our Crown Chakra, our centre for Spiritual Connection and Higher Purpose. Choose one of the following activities to support your Crown Chakra today: *meditate *go for a long walk *take time to sit quietly in nature *journal and work with your oracle cards *have a crystal or reiki healing *pray or visit a temple, church, mosque or sacred site *rest or take some quite time for yourself *book into a spiritual course or yoga retreat *stretch your body *read a book *take a course to build your knowledge
  6. Sky Blue – Sky Blue corresponds to our Throat Chakra, our centre for Communication and Speaking Our Truth. Choose one of the following activities to support your Throat Chakra today: *sing – in the car or the shower or just in your lounge room *phone a friend *sign up for a course *write a letter *join a social or online group with common interests *begin planning a course you will teach or a book you will write *try laughter yoga *listen to music *make music *do anything that makes you deeply relaxed
  7. Orange – Orange corresponds to our Sacral Chakra, our centre for Creativity and Sensuality. Choose one of the following activities to support your Sacral Chakra today: *enjoy a massage *have an aromatherapy bath or diffuse some oils *watch a movie *listen to music *go to a gallery *make some art *write *work on a favourite project *explore a new part of town *go to a new cafe or store

 

 

Choosing your Daily Oracle Card:

Use your favourite oracle or tarot deck to give you some intuitive guidance. If you don’t have access to a deck, the following web pages will allow you to choose a daily oracle card online:

Online Oracle Cards:

Colette Baron Reid’s Oracles – choose a deck, and then choose your card

Doreen Virtue’s Oracles – scroll down to the part of the page that says ‘Get your Reading’ and then choose the Simple Reading one card option

 

Take a favourite stone or crystal, and complete this short guided meditation:

Hold your stone in your cupped hands, close your eyes, and slow your breathing. Bring white light into your body until you feel peaceful and calm. Then bring white light into the crystal too. Allow yourself to connect to the stone. You may feel it tingle, or visualise a colour in your mind’s eye. When you are ready, open your eyes. Keep your stone near you, and hold it when you write.

 

Choose the question below that corresponds to the chakra you have chosen:

  1. Green – Heart – How can I use my ability to love, care and support in the world?
  2. Yellow – Solar Plexus – How can I use what I know to guide or lead others?
  3. Purple – Third Eye – How can I use my imagination or skills as a visionary in positive ways?
  4. Red – Base – How can I help others to build a strong foundation?
  5. White – Crown – How can best I use my intuitive wisdom and my problem-solving ability in service to others?
  6. Sky Blue – Throat – How can I best use my gift for expression and communication to bring clarity, justice or joy?
  7. Orange – Sacral Chakra – Which creative idea or project is best for me to work on right now?

Now shuffle your cards, thinking about the colour and chakra you have chosen today. Silently ask the question to yourself that corresponds to the chakra you have chosen.

When you have shuffled the cards and they feel ‘done’, select just one card. How you choose that card is up to you. You can split the deck. You could take the top or bottom card. You could fan the cards out and take one from the array.

Place the card face up in front of you.

Clear your mind by closing your eyes and taking one deep breath in and then out. Open your eyes again. Take a minute and look at the picture on the oracle or tarot card.

What stands out for you? Is it an image or a colour? Is it a number or a word? What are your first impressions?

Write these down in your journal.

Now let’s go a little deeper. What feelings or words does this card evoke in your mind when you think about the card and its images in relation to your question. Take five minutes and just write some stream-of-consciousness thoughts down. Don’t censor or judge them. Trust the process.

Finally, read back over what you have written.

Expect that more insights may come up for you during the day. Write anything important down in your journal so that you can continue to reflect upon it.

See you tomorrow! Lots of love, Nicole xx

 

 

Mini Online Chakra Wisdoms Retreat – Day 1

“It’s more than ok to say no to the people and places that harm your peace.”
~ Nikki Rowe

 

Right now I am running a very special Chakra Wisdoms retreat here in Byron Bay – a delicious week of meditation, shamanic wisdoms and a facilitated journey deep within as we explore our chakras and how their energy shapes us.

I know how much some of you love to follow along and participate from home, so I’ve created a simple series of exercises to help you take your own inner journey using your chakras and oracle cards for guidance.

Each day we will have a series of simple reflection questions for you to contemplate.

Then you will be asked to choose a colour. That colour represents the chakra you will work with today. There will be a challenge for you based on the colour you chose.

Finally you will choose an oracle card to give insight into the chakra you are working with today.

 

Reflection Questions

Take ten minutes, sit quietly on your own, and answer these as truthfully as you can. These answers are just for you. No-one else will see them. Write them down. Let the answers stay with you. Write as little or as much as you need.

  1. Where do you feel or hold fear in your body? Are there any places that have been this way since you were a child? Are any of these places newer?
  2. When you feel really good about yourself and your life where does that feeling sit within your body?

 

Colour Questions

Pick the colour that most stands out for you:

  1. Orange – Sacral Chakra

 

2. Red – Base Chakra

 

3. Sky Blue – Throat Chakra

 

4. Yellow – Solar Plexus Chakra

 

5. White – Crown Chakra

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Image from www.gcastd.org

 

6. Purple – Third Eye Chakra

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Image from www.inisci24.com

 

7. Green – Heart Chakra

 

Now choose your challenge based on the colour you selected. Each of these activities will help to nurture and strengthen the Chakra you have chosen as today’s Chakra:

  1. Orange – Orange corresponds to our Sacral Chakra, our centre for Creativity and Sensuality. Choose one of the following activities to support your Sacral Chakra today: *enjoy a massage *have an aramotherapy bath or diffuse some oils *watch a movie *listen to music *go to a gallery *make some art *write *work on a favourite project *explore a new part of town *go to a new cafe or store
  2. Red – Red corresponds to our Base Chakra, our centre for Safety, Security and Abundance. Choose one of the following activities to support your Base Chakra today: *go for a walk *take a hike in nature *stand baefoot on the ground *participate in a team sport *create a sacred altar at home with some items that are meaningful to you *declutter or give your home or work space a tidy *spend quality time with your loved ones *pay a bill with an attitude of gratitude *start a savings account towards a meaningful outcome *plan a romantic interlude or enjoy one today *go dancing
  3. Sky Blue – Sky Blue corresponds to our Throat Chakra, our centre for Communication and Speaking Our Truth. Choose one of the following activities to support your Throat Chakra today: *sing – in the car or the shower or just in your lounge room *phone a friend *sign up for a course *write a letter *join a social or online group with common interests *begin planning a course you will teach or a book you will write *try laughter yoga *listen to music *make music *do anything that makes you deeply relaxed
  4. Yellow – Yellow corresponds to our Solar Plexus Chakra, our I AM centre for anchoring our personal authority and sense of self.  Choose one of the following activities to support your Solar Plexus Chakra today: *say yes to something you want *say no to something you don’t want *affirm your boundaries *choose to speak positively about yourself and others *create a life plan or a business plan *make a decision in an area where you’ve been procrastinating *take some time for a solo adventure – even if that’s just a cup of coffee on your own in a new place, or ten minutes exploring an interesting store *find yourself a coach or mentor who believes in you *make a dream board
  5. White – White corresponds to our Crown Chakra, our centre for Spiritual Connection and Higher Purpose. Choose one of the following activities to support your Crown Chakra today: *meditate *go for a long walk *take time to sit quietly in nature *journal and work with your oracle cards *have a crystal or reiki healing *pray or visit a temple, church, mosque or sacred site *rest or take some quite time for yourself *book into a spiritual course or yoga retreat *stretch your body *read a book *take a course to build your knowledge
  6. Purple – Purple corresponds to our Third Eye Chakra, our centre for Spiritual Insight and Life Vision. Choose one of the following activities to support your Third Eye Chakra today: *spend some time giving yourself an oracle or tarot reading, or visit someone who does these *visualise yourself having, doing or being something that is a life goal for you *make plans for the future *take a walk in bright sunshine or moonlight * burn some incense *journal your problems and consider solutions *meditate *play with your favourite crystals *give or receive energy healing *take a nap *have an early night *do something that stimulates your imagination
  7. Green – Green corresponds to our Heart Chakra, our centre for Love and Emotional Expression. Choose one of the following activities to support your Sacral Chakra today: *give or receive a heart-to-heart hug *forgive yourself *forgive someone else *make contact with someone you miss *declare your love *be kind to yourself *meet loved ones for a shared meal *plan an outing or holiday with friends or family *worship or give thanks in a way that is meaningful to you *celebrate your life by doing something that makes you happy *donate or volunteer *smile and be kind *spend time with your pets *seek help from a therapist if you are stuck in grief, loss or anger *place flowers by your bed or desk *treat yourself to a haircut or manicure *buy one small thing that makes your feel good and nurtures your soul
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Image from www.timefc.net

 

Choosing your Daily Oracle Card:

Don’t be scared about using Oracle or Tarot cards. They are simply a tool to help tune you in to your own intuition and inner knowing. It is possible that you may also choose the same card more than once over the course of this challenge. Each time you choose a card, treat it as a whole new message. You may find yourself having several interpretations from just one card over time, depending on the questions you have asked.

The following web pages will allow you to choose a daily oracle card without having to own your own deck:

Online Oracle Cards:

Colette Baron Reid’s Oracles – choose a deck, and then choose your card

Doreen Virtue’s Oracles – scroll down to the part of the page that says ‘Get your Reading’ and then choose the Simple Reading one card option

 

Take a favourite stone or crystal, and complete this short guided meditation:

Hold your stone in your cupped hands, close your eyes, and slow your breathing. Bring white light into your body until you feel peaceful and calm. Then bring white light into the crystal too. Allow yourself to connect to the stone. You may feel it tingle, or visualise a colour in your mind’s eye. When you are ready, open your eyes. Keep your stone near you, and hold it when you write.

 

Now shuffle your cards, thinking about the colour and chakra you have chosen today. Silently ask the question to yourself ‘How can this Chakra support me today?’

When you have shuffled the cards and they feel ‘done’, select just one card. How you choose that card is up to you. You can split the deck. You could take the top or bottom card. You could fan the cards out and take one from the array.

Place the card face up in front of you.

Clear your mind by closing your eyes and taking one deep breath in and then out. Open your eyes again. Take a minute and look at the picture on the oracle or tarot card.

What stands out for you? Is it an image or a colour? Is it a number or a word? What are your first impressions?

Write these down in your journal.

Image by Steve Wall

Image by Steve Wall

Now let’s go a little deeper. What feelings or words does this card evoke in your mind when you think about the card and its images in relation to the question ‘How can this Chakra support me today?’ Take five minutes and just write some stream-of-consciousness thoughts down. Don’t censor or judge them. Trust the process.

Finally, read back over what you have written.

Expect that more insights may come up for you during the day. Write anything important down in your journal so that you can continue to reflect upon it.

See you tomorrow! Lots of love, Nicole xx

 

*PS – I often take a photo of my card on my phone, so that I can refer back to it later!

Date Savers for August plus We’re On Retreat!

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“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
~ Michel de Montaigne

 

I’m off to run my Chakra Wisdoms Retreat today – a lovely immersive week of self-discovery, solitude, sanctuary, companionship, soul growth, crystals, meditation and really good food here in Byron Bay.

I don’t think I have ever looked forward to a retreat as much as this one. It’s all new material that I’ve been working on for years. It feels good to finally be bringing it out into the world.

Starting Monday I’ll share a little of the things we are doing and that you might like to try too.

Would you like to join us for a little virtual retreat magic?

You’ll need a journal, a favourite crystal and a deck of your favourite oracle or tarot cards. (If you don’t have any cards you can use an online deck – I’ll post links on Monday!)

And save the dates Friday 19 to Sunday 21 August!

I’ll be running a pop-up shop in Brisbane, as well as some one day workshops. Details about the pop-up shop and workshops tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Lots of love, Nicole xx

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Chakra Wisdoms Retreat – 23 to 28 July, 2016

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”
~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”
~ Rumi

“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.”
~ Lao Tzu

 

I have one more residential retreat this year – my Chakra Wisdoms Retreat, to be held at Sangsurya, Byron Bay from the 23rd to the 28th of July.

I’m really excited about this particular retreat. It’s the first time I’ll be offering it, and the content is material I’ve been working on for over 20 years.  This isn’t your ordinary Chakra course. This retreat is essentially an opportunity to connect more deeply with your Soul Energy and Personal Magic than you might ever have thought possible..
This course will take you on a shamanic journey – where you’ll keep one foot in this world, and learn to operate with one foot in the spiritual realms at the same time. This mystical journey combines the wisdoms of sacred geometry with a new way of working with and understanding the 16 major chakra points within our body and auric field for these post-2012 energies. Whether you’re looking to find new ways to heal emotionally or physically, to activate your own intuitive and psychic abilities, incorporate powerful new techniques into existing healing modalities, to enhance your metaphysical connection, or simply to understand yourself and others better for business, love and life – this retreat offers all of that and more.

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Image from www.vk.com

In Ancient cultures our transitions from childhood to puberty, and from puberty to adulthood were marked by ritual, ceremony and the exchange of information. The rituals were especially important for individuals with psychic awareness. These individuals were given specific training in meditation and energy techniques to help them to connect with and explore their abilities, to travel deep within themselves, and to move into connection with the spiritual realms.

A shamanic journey is a journey within. This sacred journey allows us to access a level of consciousness where we can more easily tune into intuitive and spiritual guidance. We learn to listen to our bodies. We learn to listen to our hearts. We learn to listen to our souls and our own inner wisdom. We learn to listen to the Earth, and to all that surrounds us.

On such a journey we often discover things deeply buried – all manner of gifts and longings and talents neglected. We are able to practice Soul Retrieval as we connect to the aspects of ourselves that have long been lost, shamed or shunned.
When we embark on a shamanic journey we gift ourselves space to become whole again, in flow again, and we experience growth and peace.

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Image from www.pexels.com

My Expanded 16 Chakra System is based on work that I have channelled over the past few years, but that began for me with some initial transmissions back in 1996. I knew then that the body of work I was bringing through would not be suited for use for many years to come, but I worked diligently anyway, trusting that everything would come together at the right time, and that time is now.

In order to journey to connect with our Sacred Spirit, we will use these sixteen chakras as a map. Each chakra will be explored and discussed individually, culminating in a final integrated journey through each chakra. This is a process that always evokes deep shift and personal insight.

My Expanded 16 Chakra System incorporates universal wisdoms, colour, sacred geometry, energy and light. It is a simple but profound system that will enable you to do healing, clearing and attuning work on yourself and others. It is not aligned with any philosophy, religion or doctrine.

You can be a complete beginner with chakras and still work effectively with this system. It is a teaching method that will enable you to be empowered to know yourself better and to make changes in your life based upon your understanding of your own body and energetic connection, and that can accommodate your own spiritual beliefs. It will help you to identify your places of flow, and your opportunities to move out of stuck-ness.

On top of all of that, I’m just so excited about this new retreat and the content that we’ll be teaching because it is simply magical in the results that it will bring to your life. I’m proud to share it all with you, and I know you’re going to adore this journey as much as I do. Chakras, crystals, energy work, meditation, sacred geometry – what’s not to love!

sddefault (1)It will be absolutely fine if you come to this work knowing nothing about chakras at all. We will step through each chakra, one by one, so that you can feel it, connect with it and understand it.

Chakras are energetic gateways or portals within the body. They each hold their own energy signature, and influence upon your physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual bodies.

Using meditation we will journey into each chakra, and use this energy to deepen our understanding of ourselves at a soul level, and how we can better express our own soul energy in our daily lives.

This retreat will help you to identify your own Power Chakra, the one chakra that is naturally dominant in your body, as well as the Chakra most likely to block or weaken during times of imbalance, ill-health or insecurity. You will learn how to strengthen and support these chakras to stabilize your thinking, health and behaviors, and to live from a position of integrity and personal power.

There’s so much more to tell you, but that’s a start! In short, you’ll be given an energetic handbook and simple techniques that can bring about profound positive shift and healing in your life, and that can help accelerate your personal and spiritual development and enhance your intuitive and psychic skills.

Interested?

We haven’t advertised this course yet, and already we only have a few places left. Perhaps one of them is meant for you!

To find out more email my wonderful PA, Dana Hartnell, directly at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com and she’ll send you some more information and an Expression of Interest form.

My Favourite Crystals For Spiritual Connection

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“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
~ W.B. Yeats

 

Meditation, connecting with our guides, getting into a channelling space or spiritual flow, doing readings or healings, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, working with energy, astral travelling, improving our psychic and metaphysical abilities – all of these things can be made stronger and easier with the help of crystals.

Here are my favourite stones for connection, and how you can use them too.

Amethyst

A great all-rounder. Helps beginner psychics to tune in and trust. Helps advanced practitioners to deepen and strengthen their abilities. Perfect for helping you with ‘seeing and hearing’ all things metaphysical. Activates Crown and Third Eye chakras. Want to meet your guides? Use amethyst.

 

Labradorite

A stone for strengthening intuition and healing abilities, especially the ability to channel energy through your hands. Wakes up latent psychic abilities and taps you into past life memories clearly and easily. Helps you to bring through answers and guidance for self and others. A terrific stone for personal growth and reflection.

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Image from Wikipedia

 

Clear Quartz

Opens the Crown Chakra, infuses you with white light, and enhances all of your natural psychic and intuitive abilities. Clear quartz will help show you who you are, what your gifts are, and how you can best use them. Can be used for all forms of metaphysical work. Brilliant for calming the mind and helping you expand your energy and tune in to messages. Accelerates spiritual growth. Not all stones will suit beginners (you may get a really bumpy ride that is uncomfortably fast!). A great stone to program and for all kinds of healing and grid work. A stunning meditation companion stone. Connects you into Higher Guides. Builds discipline and focus.

 

Orange or Golden Calcite

The perfect beginners stone for those who wish to channel information for themselves and others. Gentle energies to enhance clear communication with the higher realms. Helps calm mental chatter and strengthens trust in the messages and images you receive. Boosts creativity and intuition. An amazing stone for doing all forms of channelled writing and art.

 

Lapis Lazuli

This is THE stone for connecting into past lives, past life remembrance and the Akashic Records. Also good for astral travel and lucid dreaming. Not a beginners stone, but those who are attracted to lapis are never beginners anyway, even if they feel that way to start. Brings rapid remembering of your healing and psychic abilities. Helps change makers to bring about that change. Enhances the Throat-Heart-Crown Chakra connections and promotes clear speaking. Reduces stress and anxiety, helping you to accept that you are different and that you have a calling. A stone for those who want to dedicate their lives to some form of spiritual or higher service, including heart-centred entrepreneurs, leaders and business people.

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A macro shot of the center of a box full of polished blue stones, lapis lazuli. Seen at the TEP venue of the Tucson Rock and Gem Show, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona.

 

Rhyolite

A delicious stone for connecting into off-world energies, and for all forms of channelled and automatic writing – especially writing with your Guides and Higher Self. Some rhyolites also aid connection to the fairy realms, to nature and nature spirits, to the oceans and cetaceans, and to trees. A soothing and grounding stone that holds much magic. Used in meditation it will help you to see energy, auras and to bring breakthroughs in your thoughts, behaviour patterns and healing. Stimulates creativity and innovation, including guided wisdoms that enhance your own abilities and knowledge.

Image from crystalarium.com

Image from crystalarium.com

 

Rose Quartz

This yummy stone nurtures us as it opens and activates our Heart and Crown chakras. This stone works from love, and helps all that you do to come from love. The perfect stone for connecting into your Guardian Angel, and the Angels of others, as well as to guides who come to work with us offering messages of love, hope and support. A terrific stone for children, and for beginners, but don’t underestimate its power. Every lightworker needs a rose quartz for nourishing and supporting their emotional and spiritual energies. A giving and teaching stone.

 

If you’d like to learn more about working with crystals you can find additional information here:

How to work with Crystals – a Four Day Exploration

Crystals for Highly Sensitive People

My Favourite Crystals for Grounding

Or if you’re in or near Brisbane, Australia come do my three-hour Gridding WIth Crystals Workshop, on Saturday December 12. Contact my wonderful PA, Dana, at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com or 0438 438 775 for more information.

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GRIDDING WITH CRYSTALS Saturday 12 December 1pm to 4pm

* Gridding with Crystals introduction* Use crystals to create energetic zones

* Learn basic sacred geometry and crystal cures

* Learn layouts for home, bedroom, office and healing rooms

* Find out your best personal crystals

* $165* 3 hours

* Saturday 1pm – 4pm

* Refreshments provided

* Includes jam-packed Goody Bag of crystals and cool stuff