A Gorgeous Assortment of Crystals!

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein

 

I’m surrounded by crystals right now.

Many of them I’ll holding in meditation so I can channel the meaning of them, ready for my Pop-Up Store and workshops in early November.

Some of them I’m channelling and putting aside to be allocated as part of the packs I’ll put together for my Year of ME Planner. For those people who want one, I’ll choose one of the stones specifically for them, as their meditation stone and gratitude anchor for 2019.

It’s my favourite time of the year, when my home is overflowing with crystals, magical things, essential oils and workshop preparations, and behind all of that the scents of Christmas baking. What’s not to love?

And here’s a sneak preview of something I’m absolutely thrilled about…

It’s a mala I have designed to support you during the energies of 2019 and beyond. Each of the crystals of the month in our 2019 Planner is represented in this mala, which has been lovingly made for me using fair-trade craftswomen in India who have hand-knotted the malas using gemstones and rudraksha, before having them blessed in a Hindu temple. The malas then sit in an energy grid on my farm where I meditate with them before they are ready for you to use in your own meditations. Their energy is incredible and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Both the printed edition of the planner and the mala are a limited release, so be ready to pre-order yours soon! I know you’ll just love them.

Biggest hugs to you from here amidst the stones, Nicole ❤ xx

Guided Meditation and Advice for Sensitive Souls and Emerging Psychics

“Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.”
Anthon St. Maarten

 

As most of you know, I’m psychic, and have been this way to varying degrees all my life. All of us are intuitive – that’s our birthright, and it’s hardwired into us. Even the most disconnected or ‘non-believing’ of us will still have gut feelings or hunches strong enough that we can acknowledge and act upon them.

But some of us have a much greater sensitivity than that. If you have experienced any of the following (not as a result of mental illness, or a drug or illness induced state!) then this post is written for you:

  • lucid dreaming
  • deja vu
  • precognitive dreams or visions
  • awareness about people, places, objects or events that has no rational cause nor explanation
  • an ability to know information about people
  • sensing the energy field around people or places, and having that affect your body or emotions
  • seeing energy, faces, or other images either in your mind’s eye or through your own eyes
  • hearing voices or knowledge not your own – either as a physical sound, or as a voice, knowing or thought that arises inside you that you somehow understand is not your own
  • having remembrance or recognition of past lives
  • being drawn to psychic activities and tools, such as cards, books, courses, modalities and crystals – where you feel compelled to have or work with these, even when your rational mind protests or doesn’t understand
  • sudden recognition of things previously not known to you – such as knowing the names or uses for things outside your profession or fields of study, or knowing your way around a place you have not ever visited
  • sensing, seeing or hearing Guides, Angels, those who have crossed over, and other energetic beings
  • connection with star people, recurring dreams about or remembered incidences of UFO or alien encounters – these are often not threatening or unpleasant
  • recurring dreams for which you have no explanation
  • a strong sense that you are here to do something, to contribute something, to help in some way – this feeling becomes stronger over time until, if you haven’t worked out what it is yet, it becomes almost a sense of despair or desperation
  • saying or writing things without knowing where the information is coming from
  • performing healing, art, writing, music and other creative acts where you suddenly ‘know’ what to do, even if you have never been shown before
  • understanding animals, children or others with no voice to communicate
  • sudden strong emotions flooding over you that are totally unrelated to what is happening right now

I’m sure there’s more that I could add to that list, but that’s a start…

If you’re sensitive energetically then you are bound to be sensitive in other areas of your life.  This is especially true if you are going through a process of spiritual or psychic awakening. At a time of awakening, energies and abilities that have been dormant within you begin to assert themselves in your life.  This can be quite a turbulent and confusing time.

From long experience, these are my suggestions about how to live as a Sensitive Soul as you begin to Awaken.

  • Rest.  When we’re growing and changing, rest is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves.
  • Avoid crowded places such as shopping centres and football games when you are feeling particularly sensitive or energetically vulnerable.
  • Avoid difficult relationships and people who drain, upset or unbalance you.  Limit contact with the crazy-makers in your life.
  • Eat well.  Favour organic foods, with an emphasis on fresh, local produce, with plenty of leafy green vegetables and root vegetables, rice, pulses and yoghurt. Avoid processed food and sugar. Some people may need to avoid meat at this time.  Others may need meat to ground them.  Listen to your body.  If you’re especially sensitive avoid wheat as well.
  • Avoid alcohol, drugs and stimulants.
  • Take a good powdered magnesium supplement.  Your muscles and nervous system use magnesium to relax and it we also burn it like rocket fuel when we are engaging in energy work and psychic activity.
  • Drink plenty of fresh, clean water.
  • Use yoga, qi gong or tai chi to ground you and move energy through your body.
  • Spend time in nature.
  • Spend time on your own, exploring the things that interest you.
  • Avoid chemicals in your cleaning and personal care products. Avoid places that have a strong artificial or chemical energy.
  • Use natural and alternate therapies to help clear and support your body.
  • Meditate.
  • Pray, and talk with God.
  • Explore vibrational therapies such as bush or bach flower essences, crystals, music, colour and aromatherapy (Want to know about my favourite essential oils for spiritual support and how to get them? Email me at channelnc@gmail.com)
  • Trust, look for support and know that things do get easier over time.

I’ve created a very simple six minute guided meditation to help you open to your spiritual gifts in an energy of safety and protection. Once you know the basics you can easily guide yourself through the process on your own.

Love and Light, ❤ Nicole xx

Guided Meditation for Emerging Psychics:

 

Pop up Shop Workshops

If you’re looking for support, community and guidance why not come along to one of my upcoming November events? The events will be held in Brisbane and I’d love to see you there. Can’t make it? Contact us via the contact page on our blog and we’ll add you to our mailing list so we can keep you posted about the online versions when they become available.

At each of our events I’ll be sharing new and detailed information and teaching real skills that can create calm, connection, direction and confidence as you navigate your spiritual journey. Information and tickets available by clicking on the links below:

Channelling Evening and Guided Meditation – vital information about 2019 and how to make the most of these new energies (and so much more!)

Adult: Click Here

Child: Click Here

Build Your Own Fairy Garden – learn about fairies and create a portable garden that will atrract and support them

Adult: Click Here

Child: Click Here

Crystal Grids to Support you in 2019 – the basics of sacred geometry and specific crystal grids that will assist you in the coming year

Adult: Click Here

Child: Click Here

Saturday Combo – a ticket that gives you discounted access to both Saturday events

Adult: Click Here

Child: Click Here

Mystical Manifesting Workshop – this is one of the most exciting workshops I’ve ever offered, and it will help prepare you with focus, clarity and direction for the year ahead. Lots of hands-on activities learning psychic and shamanic skills. This event is suitable for adults only.

Click Here

 

Want to join me for an online version of my Pop-Up Shop Workshops?

“If you ask people what they’ve always wanted to do, most people haven’t done it. That breaks my heart.” 
Angelina Jolie

Hello, Lovelies!
I’ve had so many messages and enquiries in the last 24 hours from people who live too far away to come to our Brisbane events. People in the next city, the next state, the next country…

In response to all of these enquiries, I’ve decided to create an online version of the workshops so that those of you who can’t make it will still be able to participate. The content in these workshops is so useful and I know it will help you to get ready to close out 2018 and welcome 2019 with clarity, enthusiasm and stronger direction.

If you’d like to find out more about these workshops, what I’ll be covering and why they will be helpful to you tune in to my Cauldrons and Cupcakes Facebook page over the next few days where I’ll be going live to discuss each event in more detail.

Much love,
Nicole    xx

 

You are invited to a Magical Pop-up Shop and Workshops!

“If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.” ~Danielle Steel

 

Save the dates! Put them in your diary!

Announcing our final live events for 2018 – a magical series of workshops, a channelling evening and our Christmas Pop-Up Shop, from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November in Brisbane, Australia.

I don’t think I have ever been as excited about a workshop line-up before! We’ve poured our heart and soul into these, and they are incredible value – all designed to help you make the most of the abundant opportunities that are coming in 2019.

Read on to find out more!

Pop-Up Shop

Friday, November 9 is our Pop-Up Shop Opening  Come and browse our gorgeous range of crystals, singing bowls, prayer shawls, tarot and oracle cards, journals and other tools for self-exploration and spiritual development. Our brand new YOM 2019 Planners will be hot off the printing press and we’ll have a range of wonderful promotions and membership packages for the Year of Me (YOM)  and YOM Planner exclusive to the Pop-Up Shop. The Shop will open from 12pm to 5.30pm on Friday November 9, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday November 10  and Sunday November 11.

Free Demonstrations on Friday:

2pm – how to use a Singing Bowl for meditation, space clearing and energy work

4pm – How to choose and use tarot and oracle cards

My team will also be on hand to help with your crystal and card selections.

Friday Channelling Event:

Join us a shared supper and our Channelling Evening and Guided Meditation sessions on Friday night November 9 from 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. We’ll be discussing:

  • The energies of 2019 and how to best work with them
  • How to create healing and realignment in your energy field, even if you’ve been stuck for years!
  • Guided Meditation – How to get into alignment with your best life path for 2019
  • Updates on the environment and how you can help – from our fairy crew!
  • Why simplicity and structure matters and how to create a more satisfying life in 2019
  • Healing anxiety, loneliness and disconnection

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 

Adult: Click Here 
Child: Click Here

Saturday 10 November – Half Day Workshop 10am to 12pm

Build Your Own Fairy Garden

This short workshop, co-facilitated with channelling with my Fairy friend Sokli, will teach you the basics of how to build a fairy garden using plants and crystals that fairies love! You’ll get to make a fairy garden to take home with you, and you’ll be shown exactly how to use it!

You’ll learn:

  • What kind of fairies you can call on to join you at your home, what they like and what they can help with
  • How to choose and use crystals that attract and support fairy energies
    How to work with 4 main crystals – one for the energy of 2019, one for love and friendship, one for health and one for your very own wish – learn how to cleanse them and program them with your intentions. We will then place these crystals in your fairy garden so the fairies can take care of them.
  • How to build your own fairy garden with plants, crystals and magical intention

During our workshop you’ll be given a suitable container, potting mix, plants, crystals and everything else needed to create your very own Fairy Garden to take home. All of the crystals you’ll receive have sat in a big grid on Nicole’s farm and have been charged up by the fairies with lovely positive energy.

Morning tea will also be provided.
Bookings Essential!

Cost: $110 adults, $85 children under 17

Adult: Click Here
Child: Click Here

Saturday 10 November – Half Day Workshop 1pm to 4pm

Crystal Grids to support you in 2019

This short workshop, co-facilitated with channelling with my Fairy friends Sokli and Silith, will teach you how to create and use crystal grids!
You’ll learn:

  • What a crystal grid is and how to use them
  • The basics of sacred geometry for crystal grids
  • How to create and use the following grids:
    • Crystal grid to cleanse and recharge other crystals
    • Crystal grid for meditation
    • Crystal grid for healing
    • Crystal grid for manifestation
    • Crystal grid for energising food, supplements and medicines
    • Crystal grid for spiritual connection, including attuning your oracle cards and spiritual tools
    • Crystal grid for sacred geometric activation of water
  • How to care for and recharge your crystal grid stones
  • How to create and charge up an essential oil healing blend just for you – with oils chosen for you specifically by Sokli!

During this workshop you’ll be given all of the crystals required to construct the various grids. These stones are from Nicole’s personal collections and have been energised and programmed in a crystal grid at the portal on Nicole’s farm. You will also be given worksheets and an essential oil healing blend for 2019 made by you with specific personal guidance from Sokli.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

If you’d like to attend both Saturday events there is a further discount. A Saturday combo ticket which gives access to Build Your Own Fairy Garden and Crystal Grids To Support You in 2019 is $250 for Adults and $195 for children under 17 years. To buy the Combo ticket click on any of the Saturday events and then select Saturday Combo Ticket.

Bookings Essential!

Cost: $160 adults, $120 children under 17  

Adult: Click Here
Child: Click Here

YOM Discount is $140 and child $110 per ticket

Want to come to both Saturday workshops? Save money with this discounted ticket: Both workshops on Saturday Tickets $250 and $195

Adult: Click Here
Child: Click Here

Sunday 11 November – One Day Workshop 10am to 4pm

Mystical Manifesting Workshop

Get ready for 2019! This workshop, co-facilitated with channelling with my energetic companions Silith and Rollo, utilises all of the rituals I use to close out one year and herald in the new one. We will guide you on a journey to open you up to your highest potential and clearest direction for 2019.
You’ll learn:

  • An intuitive card reading to clear and learn from the energies of 2018
  • An intuitive card reading and journaling technique to determine your personal power and mystical energies for 2019
  • Creation of a personalised essential oil blend to support your mystical and personal powers for 2019
  • An intuitive card reading to establish a clear path forward for 2019
  • How to program a crystal as your 2019 Manifestation Stone
  • How to make a sacred symbolic lexicon
  • How to use your sacred symbolic lexicon to create a visionary talisman (like a Vision Board but SO much more powerful!) for 2019

You’ll be given a workbook, manifesting crystal and a personalised essential oil blend during this workshop. You will make your own Visionary Talisman to take home.

A delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will also be provided.
Bookings Essential!

Cost: $265 adults

Click Here

I can’t wait to see you, and share all of this magical goodness!

Much love, Nicole ❤ xx

Shhhh, I’m on Bootcamp!

“Finished crap can be edited. Unfinished greatness languishes forever. The only bad writing is the thing you didn’t write!” 
Margarita Gakis

 

A bunch of brave souls and I are starting an online Bootcamp today.

I’m teaching them how to create a book or a course or blog content. Or content for social media or podcasts or youtube. And then I’m going to show them how to sell it. Two crazy weekends. A few calmer weeks in between.

At the end of it? Results!

I’ll be working right alongside them, producing my own ebook and course. There’s nothing like working with a motivated group to keep your own energy levels up.

If you want to join us it’s not too late. Just click this link. Everything is recorded, and there is content galore, webinars and videos and our own private Facebook group.

By Monday I’ll have my latest book outline drafted, and a bunch of blog posts, an online course and some journal articles detailed too.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

I hope you have a great weekend too,

Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xx

 

 

Book and Course Creation Boot Camp – NOW OPEN!

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
~ Albert Einstein

 

Do you want to write a book*, create a course, build an author or brand platform and generate content or blog posts? (*Non-fiction books will work well, you could even be working on a fiction project and author platform but this is NOT the course if you are looking for guidance to write the world’s next great literary novel!)

This Bootcamp is designed to get you out of stuckness or apathy and into action. 

Who doesn’t love a Bootcamp! Unlike courses that drag out, this one is delivered over two punchy weekends that will get you working, creating and completing so that you can have real results by the end of our time together.

The entire course will be recorded, so if you can’t make a live session you can catch up in your own time – but as much as possible we recommend working along with us over the allocated times so that you actually GET THE WORK DONE!

I’ll be working right alongside you as I create a book and course of my own, and I’ll be showing you the inside workings of my own processes, as well as sharing information I have paid other mentors tens of thousands of dollars to learn from the best!

You’ll also get worksheets, a done-for-you book template, and the opportunity to ask questions about your own specific project.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a clear idea yet. Part of the preparation process will help you to choose an idea and find the right title/name/subject matter too!

This course will suit you if you want to start or revitalise a blog and generate blog posts and articles, and build an author platform. It will also work for you if you want to write a book to promote your work or to sell as a solution for your target audience and their problems. We’ll also be looking at how to turn your ideas and content into online courses and other offers, such as coaching or sessions with you – or other things that support the growth of your business and/or brand.

Once you have your course or book outline and your blog themes and ideas, we will look at what is needed to market your work, to build your audience, and to improve the flow of traffic to your website or blog. I’ll help you with copywriting, social media support and the structure of your marketing tools.

The format of the bootcamp is that I will give you information via live or pre-recorded webinars and videos that have an accompanying workbook. Once you’ve watched the video you have homework to complete before the next video begins. If you keep up with the work by the end of this bootcamp you’ll have a clear outline and be on your way to having written your book, course, or blogs, and you’ll have a clear marketing strategy to reach your audience, build traffic and a database of names, and a process for getting sales and followers.

The course runs over the following dates (all times are Brisbane, Australia):

1. Saturday 1 September – one hour at 10am to get you started on your preparation work. This is where I’ll show you how to figure out what you can write about, teach or create. The call will be recorded if you can’t make it, and so you can watch it back at your leisure as many times as you want. We’ll also be doing a repeat of this live prep call on Sunday 16th September at 11am if you didn’t make the first call and have questions (or if you are someone who leaves your prep til the last minute!)
2. Friday 21 September – 7.30pm – 60 minutes of preparation to write your book or course outline (or blog themes) and a Q and A session.
3. Saturday 22 September – You’ll be creating your outlines using self-paced instructional videos throughout the day – work through these at your leisure. We’ll kick off with a live webinar to explain the activities for the day at 8am.
4. Sunday 23 September – we’ll have three live webinars at 10am, 12pm and 4pm. Today we’ll be focusing on crafting your offer, and why you need more than one offer. This means I’ll be showing you how to sell without selling or being pushy. If you are writing blogs we’ll also be talking about how to monetise them and why you need to!
5. Saturday October 13 – We’ll have three live webinars today at 9am, 12pm and 4pm. These will be focusing on building your marketing skills and helping you to develop a marketing strategy for your book, course, blogs or other offers. Today we’ll look at finding your voice, social media, SEO, and Traffic Generation.
6. Sunday October 14 – We’ll have three live webinars again today. Our focus for the last day of bootcamp is building out your offers, using hashtags, simple emails, posts and challenges to generate excitement, and when to use PR to build your buzz and get you additional exposure.

Once you purchase your ticket you’ll be emailed a link to join the course.

Click HERE to explore the course!

I’ll see you there. Much love and excitement, Nicole ❤ xx

Final Day of Retreat – and an offer for you!

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
John Muir

Good morning, Lovelies (or good evening if it’s that time of day in your part of the world),

It’s our final day of retreat and, as usual, I have been up before dawn – meditating for our group, for you, and for the world. The sun is coming up now, and there are whales breaching out in the bay outside my window. It’s going to be a magical day.

Here’s the centre of the grid in the centre of the hall where we work. I’m sharing the image because I’ve programmed crystals for you, during this time of the eclipse and Lion’s Gate, to help you find clarity and direction in the days ahead and to connect more deeply to your intuition and wise self. You’re always included in my work. Please know how loved and valued you are to me.

In these new post-2012 energies everything has become easier and I am thrilled with how far my students have come in such a short time. They have gobbled up not just the course content as I have shared shamanic secrets for their meditations, soul connection, energy work and finding their own life direction through channelling and sacred geometry – we’ve also covered some incredibly advanced bonus material I thought I might never share with a group. In this new energy souls are ready for this work, hungry for this work, and as their teacher I am grateful to advance them in every way possible.

How have my students reacted to this course so far? Many have told me that doing the work ‘feels like coming home’, ‘like they have found the thing that was missing in their life’ and, gratifyingly, that ‘they have found their soul tribe’ with the other people here on the course and in my wider community.

Post-retreat, after a short rest, we’ll be continuing our work for another two months of online instruction and webinars to cement the learning experiences we’re shared here at retreat. We’ll take this new learning deeper and truly anchor these as life-changing habits.

This current course filled in seven hours. The demand was so high that we have scheduled a repeat of this same course and retreat for February. If you’d like to be included in our mailing list and be notified about this event BEFORE we release details to the public please contact us here so we can add your name to our course mailing list. It is likely that this next course will also fill in record time, so if you’d like to join us being on this list will help you get to the front of the queue.

We’ll be sending you energy, love and light in our healing meditation today.

Biggest hugs and love, Nicole ❤ xx

Soul Awakening Activities for The New Moon Partial Eclipse in Leo

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who Am I?

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

Image from yogadigest.com

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

Using Cards for Clarification:

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

Image by Mysterious Lass at deviantart.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Image from www.weresoinspired.com

One last cup of tea before Retreat!

“There are two things we should always be 1. raw and 2. ready. When you are raw, you are always ready and when you are ready you usually realize that you are raw. Waiting for perfection is not an answer, one cannot say “I will be ready when I am perfect” because then you will never be ready, rather one must say “I am raw and I am ready just like this right now, how and who I am.” 
C. JoyBell C.

Today marks the start of our Advanced Channelling and Sacred Geometry Residential Retreat.

The ute is packed with box upon box of crystals, oracle cards, student bags, essential oils, art materials, journals, singing bowls and other goodies.

Two more loads of boxes stand ready to be ferried to our venue too.

The fire is blazing, it’s a frosty morning, my meditation is finished and I’m sitting here in the quiet, two sleepy dogs at my feet, drinking tea and savouring a last few moments of slow before 6 intense days of work.

I’m excited. I’m a little bit nervous, like I always am before a big event. My head is still full of all the other bits of life outside the retreat too. There is plenty going on for our family right now. Plenty going on with work. With the farm. With some of my students and clients. And that won’t stop just because we are going into lock-down at Retreat.

But as I sip my tea I also know that it will all be fine. That this will be a week of breakthroughs. That magic will happen.

We have a new moon and a partial solar eclipse to work with. We’re supported right now to make deep connection, to let go of the old, to get clarity about new directions and who we are growing to become.

Over the next few days I’ll share some simple exercises here so you can take advantage of these energies too, even though you can’t be with us this time.

Okay, time to stoke the fire, make a little breakfast and then pack my own bags. (I’m notorious for turning up at retreat without undies or pyjamas or any of the other things you need outside working hours because I’ve been so focused on everyone else!)

Meanwhile the black cockatoos are circling overhead, calling to me. I KNOW this Retreat is going to be huge!

Hugs and love, Nicole ❤ xx

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It’s almost Retreat time!

“Living a spiritual life may not be easy. It demands total authenticity. It brings you to dance to a unique song that only you can hear fully, and sometimes you dance alone because no others can hear the music.” 
Debra Moffitt

 

Last night I ran a webinar for my students who are about to join me for the Accelerated Channelling and Sacred Geometry Retreat.

Right now they are scattered in many geographic locations. Soon they will begin to travel to join me in Byron Bay for the start of our Retreat on Friday.

But last night everyone was still at home, and we were connected by the amazing internet technology at our fingertips that allows us to be together no matter where we are.

Connected by our screens I taught my students the first of many ancient Shamanic rituals and techniques I will share with them over the coming days and weeks.

It seemed both wonderful and odd to be doing that, given how far back these traditions and teachings and lineages go, and how I was taught – in the old-school way, with no technology at all.

Not everything I will share can be taught over the internet. Some things just can’t be adapted to modern dislocation. Soon we will need to be face-to-face and stepped back from the everyday world for a while, so that we can have a foot in this world and a foot in another place – far from here.

I’m so looking forward to our time together, and to seeing what unfolds for each participant in the weeks, months and years ahead as a result of our work together.

Perhaps one day you’ll join us too.
Much love, Nicole ❤ xx